slow money

How Do We Embrace Risk to Make Change?

Espresso coffee with sweet treats suggest the bittersweetness of risk.
Bitter espresso coffee coupled with a sweet snack suggest the need for balance in risk. Sonora Ortiz ©2013

Next time my friend asks me about the risk of investing in a Slow Money type investment, I promise to counter with asking the risk of not investing.

Want to be Part of a Million Dollar Fund? FarmLink Investment Notes Might be the Answer.

A farmer and FarmLink staff member walking down a dirt lane at Riverhill Farm. To be a part of FarmLink's fund, farmers participate in site visits
You can help farms like Riverhill Farm to continue their good work by supporting FarmLink’s revolving fund. (photo used with permission)

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb.

Most entrepreneurs looking for money from a venture fund won’t find it.

In fact, only a very small number of entrepreneurs find success with a capital raise. If you’re a woman or a person of color, the numbers fall from there.

Capital Ideas: Exploring Permaculture’s 8 Forms

hands cradeling an avocado symbolizes the wealth in the eight forms of capital
Permaculture offers a great framework around capital that let’s us see more than money. Sonora ©2018

I love the taglines from organizations whose values center on relationships.

These organizations know relationships in finance generate more wealth than simple financial capital and transactions create on their own.

Sustainable Food: Can Ethical Investing Help?

clouds parting for the sun apt metaphor for what happens when sustainable food business fail at the same time.

Beyond and before the tragic nightclub shooting and raging fires, we’ve experienced another, quieter set of calamities befell several sustainable food businesses struggling to find a toehold in our local Southern California landscape.

A Case Study of Slow Money SoCal: How I Built Investment Muscle Part I

I’ve been exploring risk as part of the work for a future blog post as well as a due diligence project I’m doing with the ek4t Inner Circle.

I think as new investors, we often see financial discipline as  a test for creating “true investments.”