77 episodes

This podcast tells the stories of local entrepreneurs and change-makers in the southeast. With small budgets and big dreams, these are the businesses down the street from you, building a better future for themselves and our communities.

Vicinity Capital is an investment Crowdfunding platform focused on community investing, local business and economics. We're on a mission to educate and connect local investors with local businesses to support thriving local economies.

Vicinity is where financial capital meets social capital.

Invest Local John Crawford, Josh Rollins, Malcolm McDonald

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This podcast tells the stories of local entrepreneurs and change-makers in the southeast. With small budgets and big dreams, these are the businesses down the street from you, building a better future for themselves and our communities.

Vicinity Capital is an investment Crowdfunding platform focused on community investing, local business and economics. We're on a mission to educate and connect local investors with local businesses to support thriving local economies.

Vicinity is where financial capital meets social capital.

    Ep. 77 Greenville, SC: Pouring 30 years of live entertainment experience into a growing music scene

    Ep. 77 Greenville, SC: Pouring 30 years of live entertainment experience into a growing music scene

    Live entertainment management rock star Michael Grozier joins the Invest Local Podcast to share his vision for Greenville's burgeoning music scene. Steeped in 3 decades of work with the country's top live entertainment brands such as Live Nation and House of Blues, Michael is pouring all his learnings into his latest project, Trueline. In this episode, we talk about the importance of venue variety for a thriving music city. We dig into lessons learned about creating experiences and caring for artists. We also talk about why Michael is excited about this location specifically and he shares his strategic recipes for maximizing experience and revenue for the new venue.

    Tune in to hear all the details and check out Trueline's investment page here: https://marketplace.vicinitycapital.com/offers/51

    • 25 min
    Ep. 76 Greenville, SC: Crafting Community one Concept at a time

    Ep. 76 Greenville, SC: Crafting Community one Concept at a time

    Bryan Beal and Nate Tomforde join the Invest Local podcast giving a peak behind the curtain on their new development Trade Street Social. Hear how Bryan's real estate chops and Nate's food and bev expertise combine to create these unique development projects they're calling "Crafted Community Concepts"

    With 3 Crafted Community Concepts already under their belt this crew makes it look easy. Don't be fooled though, hearing the complexity of each site and the strategy that goes into each one, makes it clear that these projects are best left to the pros. Pros with 60 years of combined industry experience...

    • 19 min
    Ep. 75 Greenville, SC: Pooling dollars for a neighborhood project in Hollingsworth Park

    Ep. 75 Greenville, SC: Pooling dollars for a neighborhood project in Hollingsworth Park

    Chris Babcock and Spencer Elliott join the Invest Local podcast to share the story of The Pool at Hollingsworth Park, the latest deal to go live on Vicinity. The residents of Hollingsworth Park were all set to welcome a YMCA to the area but in a sad change of plans, the proverbial pool got ripped out from under them. Before they could even say "It's fun to stay at the..." the neighborhood was left with nearly 1000 homes and no summer swimming hole.

    That's when a group of neighbors said "there's no need to feel down" and decided to take matters into their own hands. Developer Chris Babcock (not to be confused with a construction worker) went to work lining up the available real estate and verifying interest. Meanwhile, finance expert Spencer Elliott teamed up with three neighbors to form the board of directors that would spearhead bringing a pool to the neighborhood.

    Tune in to the podcast to hear the plans for the pool and learn how memberships will work for those who jump in on the deal.

    Check out the campaign page for all the details on the deal and see why the neighbors are excited to bring this project to life.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 74 Greenville, SC: Matt McPheely on the reinvention of modern affordable housing

    Ep. 74 Greenville, SC: Matt McPheely on the reinvention of modern affordable housing

    Matt McPheely, the Developer the Founder behind Union House joins the podcast to explain how and why this unique real estate project came to be. Union House is the first set of single-family homes specifically designed for communal living. Matt shares how this project has the potential to create cost-conscious workforce homes close to downtown without the typical drawbacks of affordable housing construction. Tune in to hear how these units function and why Matt plans to incorporate a startup-style equity pool for tenets.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 73 Raleigh, NC: Johnny Hackett - Building a Business Building Business

    Ep. 73 Raleigh, NC: Johnny Hackett - Building a Business Building Business

    Johnny Hackett, Founder, and CEO of Black Dollar Corp joins the podcast to share his journey into entrepreneurship and give advice for small businesses looking to outgrow the kitchen table. Johnny might be building a collection of ventures around small business, but he leans on his experience in corporate America and his training as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Tune in to hear how he’s marrying his big business background with a big heart for entrepreneurship.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 72 Asheville, NC: Steph & Brandon Prime - the duo reinventing the greeting card experience

    Ep. 72 Asheville, NC: Steph & Brandon Prime - the duo reinventing the greeting card experience

    Steph and Brandon Prime are reinventing the greeting card experience. They're on a mission to murder the card aisle with their new invention: on-demand printing from customized kiosks. Their card kiosks are outfitted with high-quality paper, high-powered printers, and high-touch ipads, designed to make beautiful cards with local art instantly available with the tap of a touchscreen. Tune in to hear how they're planning to take over the $8 billion greeting card market while pumping dollars back into their local economy.

    • 29 min

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