The Next Hot Trend in Economic Development: Craft Beer

  The Brewers Association, a trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, recently released the 2014 data on the United States craft beer industry. For the first-time ever, the craft segment reached double-digit volume share of the marketplace, 11% to be exact. Based upon the 2014 data, craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels […]
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Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world. “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month.…

Craft brewers now produce 1 out of every 10 beers sold

Originally posted on Fortune:
American craft brewers now produce about one out of every 10 beers sold in the United States, according to new data from the Brewers Association, an industry trade group. Craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels last year, according to the group — an increase of 18% in terms of volume. Small…

Mississippi Takes Lead in Crowdfunding

A new method for small businesses to raise start-up capital through the internet will soon be available in Mississippi, despite federal inaction by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Crowdfunding is proven way to raise funds to start or expand a small business through the internet, typically through small individual contributions from a large number […]
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MissPres News Roundup 3-2-2015

Originally posted on Preservation in Mississippi:
Lots of news in the last two weeks, so let’s go. Cooley Building (J.M. Stone Cotton Mill). Photo taken on March 17, 2010 by Jennifer Baughn, downloaded from MDAH Historic Resources Database In Starkville, the0$55 million conversion of the Cooley Building, the old John M. Stone textile mill, into a convention, hotel, and…

Storytelling In The Digital Media Age

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Dr. Carl Marci is co-founder, chairman of the board, and chief science officer of Innerscope Research and the former Director of Social Neuroscience for the Psychotherapy Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a former Visiting Lecturer at…

A Much Needed Shot in the Arm for Craft Breweries

Most people are shocked when they learn that the most costly ingredient that goes into the manufacturing of beer is taxes. Federal, state and local taxes, on average, make up more than 40 percent of the cost of beer purchased in the United States. Currently, the federal government levies an excise tax of $7 per […]
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New Markets Tax Credit Program Extension

Today, President Obama released the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget proposal, which includes $233.5 million for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). This funding would extend the CDFI Fund’s efforts to spur economic development and job growth in underserved communities. “The President’s 2016 Budget calls for everyone to share […]
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The 10 Best Oyster Houses in the South

Originally posted on The Daily South:
Photo courtesy of Kimball House In truth, the best oyster bar is whichever one you’re closest to, but these merit the journey. Acme Oyster House: New Orleans, LA For many, the French Quarter spot and its worn marble counters is the final word in raw bars. It’s also host of…

Run A Nonprofit Like A Startup To Move Fast And Help Things

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s Note: Ryan Seashore is the founder and CEO of the non-profit programming educational service, CodeNow, and a former associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. The nonprofit model is broken. Unless you’re part of a unicorn nonprofit like Charity: Water then your organization likely has too much overhead, too much bureaucracy, and…

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