Farm Fresh Cupcakes

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 in Featured, Product Companies

Farm Fresh Cupcakes

Opportunity Description: Farm Fresh Cupcakes is a small business in St. Louis, Missouri that creates cupcakes using local, seasonal and natural ingredients. Cupcakes are currently sold at two farmer’s markets – Tower Grove and Webster Groves – and is in the process of creating wholesale accounts at various restaurants and shops throughout the St. Louis area. Currently, cupcakes are baked at the St. Patrick Center’s BEGIN New Venture Center (a small business incubator) in downtown St. Louis. I want to open my own retail bakery where I can sell cupcakes seven days a...

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The Story Behind Starting Fund St. Louis

Posted on Apr 22, 2011 in Featured

The Story Behind Starting Fund St. Louis

We needed to create Fund St. Louis. One of the fun things about startup companies is that there is always a story behind what motivated someone to get up and put their plan into action.  It’s one of the inherently human things about business that really gets to the core of why we spend so much time at work, and really shows you the heart and character of that particular business.  We wanted to share the story of why we put Fund St. Louis out to the world and why we so passionately work for its success. Our story begins with family.  My wife Angela and I have spent the first part of...

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Learn How to Turn Your Idea into a Funded Business

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Featured

Learn How to Turn Your Idea into a Funded Business

Looking for some help? With Fund St. Louis, we do everything we can to help you get up and finally put that idea out there and see if it will take off!  We  do this by creating a place online for you to get your ideas known in a place where the right people can find it.  We then provide an easy tool for everyone to comment on your idea and back it with real money from their Fund St. Louis account.  And not just banks.  Everyone.  It could be your Mom, your neighbor, or someone in St. Louis that loves your idea and wants to see you bring it to life.  The community crowdfunding allows...

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Welcome to Community Crowdfunding in St. Louis

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Featured

Welcome to Community Crowdfunding in St. Louis

What is Community Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a non-equity investment in emerging companies.  It is based on micro-finance and is a new way to support entrepreneurs and those with great ideas.  Community crowdfunding, then, bolsters the community and helps change the culture to one of support and understanding of small business as opposed to fearing the perceived instability of a smaller company.  In Community Crowdfunding, the community decides which projects are of value to the community, and which are not.  Giving back to the community is another key element to this new concept....

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Fund St. Louis is Creating a more Dynamic St. Louis

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Featured

Fund St. Louis is Creating a more Dynamic St. Louis

It’s a big statement, but it’s true. We’ve talked with enough small businesses and emerging companies to know that it is hard to get funding.  Traditional loans are often difficult to obtain, and the other resources are scarce, non-existent, or as one entrepreneur said “not worth the time and effort for the potential payoff.”  That leaves our best and brightest to move away from the region to chase their dreams.  That leaves St. Louis with fewer entrepreneurs, fewer companies, and a stagnant environment in which to build a career. We want that to stop. By...

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