... and farm entrepreneurs has grown, our capacity to handle deal-flow has increased, our investor base has become larger, and we've seen demand from around the country for funding and assistance to main-street and rural route high-impact food and ag businesses.
Previously, we only (with a few exceptions) accepted funding applications from companies headquartered in Central Texas, and we only provided fundraising readiness and general business advisory services to companies that we were helping raise money.
Now, we're accepting funding applications from small local sustainable food and farm entrepreneurs around the country, with the condition that those requests for funding be what we call "funding-ready".
For companies that aren't yet "funding-ready", we've packaged our proven methodology to create a compelling investor package into a servicing offering called "Fundraising Readiness".
For companies who aren't raising money but would like business consulting services, we're introducing fractionalized "Virtual Business Partner" services.
Both Fundraising Readiness and Virtual Business Partner services are offered on a simple monthly-retainer basis.
Today we're also launching FI's Everyone Network, with deal flow and individual impact investing training, tips, and news for all adult US citizens, regardless of their income or net worth.
We're also launching our new "Foodshed Investors Podcast" today, with guests and content available on-to-go from the world of mission-driven business, regenerative agriculture, the good-food movement, impact investing, fundraising, and localism.
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