Making just a small investment in Milwaukee businesses can have a tremendous impact. Sixteen of the businesses that have received funding from our members employed 276 individuals in 2017 and plan to add 187 employees to their rooster in 2018. Those same 16 businesses donated a combined $1.2million in products and services to non-profits in 2017.
All deals are made directly between business owners and investors through the Network Model which fosters a personal relationship between owners and investors. The business owners get a new advocate for their business the investor makes interest while having a socioeconomic impact. Investing in local businesses is the next step we are taking to support local businesses, which helps to create and maintain local wealth.
Two types of deals are typically offered for fund Milwaukee members, loans/capital and equity typically in real estate.
Loans are made with a predetermined schedule for repayment. Minimums for loans vary from $500 to $2500, the repayment schedule can vary from monthly to annually.
Equity is purchased so that the investor owns a percentage of the property. This type of deal may offer cash distribution on a regular schedule. Minimums for equity vary from $1,000 to $50,000.
It almost sounds too good to be true, and sometimes it is. Owning a small business is difficult and many of them fail. Fund Milwaukee is a platform to bring local investors together with local businesses. We do not endorse any business that presents and all deals are made at the risk of the investor.