Principal at Simmons Small Business Capital. Investor, Educator, Homesteader, Married, gay, soccer fan, US Coast Guard Aux. Staff Officer.
Member since January 2018
What motivates you to invest?My motivation to invest...
Return on Investment while helping a business start-up or expansion.
Describe the biggest challenge you need help with.My biggest challenge...
Sorting start-ups with a legitimate chance from those that are fly-by-night; not having communication from businesses I've invested in.
How do you want your investment to change the world?How I want my investments to change the world...
Help small businesses get on their feet!
What is the best story of how you've helped someone?My best story of how I've helped someone...
When I was teaching entrepreneurship full-time, I had a student who dreamed of starting a brewery. I was able to obtain a significant grant for him, which he used to purchase his first brew tanks. He dropped out of school in 2012, started operations, and is now the owner-operator of the largest craft brewery in western Massachusetts.
What is your favorite investment? Why?My favorite investment...
15th Round Boxing in California. The owners (two brothers) were seeking to open a second club in Pasadena (their first club is in LA.) They serve under-served communities, and they work their tails off doing most of the construction work themselves to save on cost. Best of all, they are in constant communication with investors. I tripled my initial investment.
What is your post apocalyptic skill?My post apocalyptic skill...
I'm a homesteader. As it is, I grow all my own food, heat with wood that I chop, and can survive without much help from the "outside world."
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