Join Village Books and Sustainable Connections for a free brown-bag lunchtime presentation, "Fundraising Techniques for Small Businesses, from the Traditional to the Cutting Edge," with author Elizabeth Ü. She will discuss the ins and outs of financing food-based and small businesses, as well as crowdfunding and other fundraising techniques. This event will take place at Sustainable Connections' meeting room, 1701 Ellis Street, Suite 221, in the blue Creekside Building. Bring your lunch and questions. We hope to see you there!
Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business is an unprecedented guide to the financing options available to support sustainable food businesses. In simple language, Raising Dough provides valuable insights into the complex world of traditional debt and equity, government grant and loan programs, the many forms of crowdfunding, and community-based models. Designed primarily for people managing values-based food businesses, entrepreneurs in any sector will find the tools and resources in this book invaluable, as will investors and others who want to support the good food movement.
Elizabeth Ü is a writer, speaker, coach, and consultant who is passionate about helping people achieve their personal and entrepreneurial goals, particularly as they relate to money. She is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Finance for Food. Prior to that, she helped launch the newest loan fund at RSF Social Finance, served on staff of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and was project manager of Slow Money, which was then a project of Investors' Circle. A Food & Community Fellow, Elizabeth holds a BSc in Geography from McGill University and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. She lives in Bolinas, CA.