Many people falsely believe impact investing is strictly international in scope without the opportunity to invest in and help "their neighbor."
The Rising Tide Exchange 2.0 proves just how wrong those people are.
The Rising Tide Exchange is a new online platform designed to streamline the connections between underserved N.J. entrepreneurs and micro-lenders. Considering the battering that Superstorm Sandy gave New Jersey, and the outpouring of goodwill, the exchange seems particularly well-positioned to make a positive impact on the community.
Here's how it works: The exchange features local entrepreneurs, exhibits their profiles, and facilitates the ability to connect and invest. It trains entrepreneurs through a 12-week course. (Check out www.risingtideexchange.com.) It's pretty straightforward and simple. And it works.