We know the most challenging part of starting/growing a business is finding capital. Not only do you need capital…you need to find the right kind of capital for your particular stage of business and future goals. We’ve been in your shoes. We’ve explored many sources of capital for our own entrepreneurial ventures, and now we’re putting that experience to work to help you navigate the financial options available and hopefully use Milk Money to raise some "neighborly" capital.
The first step is to get some basic information on your business. REGISTER HERE to tell us what you do, how long you’ve been doing it and how your business is structured. Next, we’ll set up a meeting with you, either by phone or in person, to discuss your capital needs, review your current financing strategy and explore your long term goals. If Milk Money is a good fit, we'll help you set up your VSBO campaign and all the details.
We are not a registered broker/dealer and do not base our compensation on how your campaign performs, i.e. we don't take a percentage of what you raise. We charge an up front fee for using our platform and getting your campaign ready to implement.
Our Base Fee includes:
- Milk Money platform usage
- Sample Offering documents that can be customized for your campaign
- Campaign registration with Vermont’s Dept. of Financial Regulation, including filing fees and preparation of all documents
- Joint press release with Milk Money to announce your campaign launch to VT media
- Milk Money social media campaign to announce your campaign launch
You can also engage Milk Money for additional services to help put your best foot forward with your campaign. Examples of these services include:
- writing/updating your business plan
- campaign video production
- creating/updating financial statements
- social media/advertising campaign planning
The amount of these fees will vary depending on how much help you need.
After your campaign is completed, you may wish to engage Milk Money to manage your Investor Relations to provide the required communications to your new investors and to help turn them into your strongest advocates and brand ambassadors. We charge a monthly fee for this service which, again, will vary depending on the number/type of services you wish to engage.
We know entrepreneurs are always strapped for cash so we’re sensitive about keeping our fees affordable. Financing options and payment plans are available. And while there’s no way around the old adage “you’ve got to spend money to make money,” we believe there’s a way to tip the balance toward the second half of that statement.