Invest. Here. Now.

Welcome to Invest Here Now, promoting local investing for the rest of us
in the Pioneer Valley, western Massachusetts, and northeast United States.

Who We Are

Invest Here Now supports secure, creative local investing to move our region's money from Wall Street to our Main Street here in the Pioneer Valley and Western Massachusetts.

We also support investment diversification across neighboring regions.

Membership is free and open to anyone interested in local or community investing. Sign Up to connect with other investors in your area and to help us educate and organize local investors.

Move Your Assets Presentation 1/13/2014

What We Do

  • Educate each other about local investing
  • Organize public presentations by speakers from the investing community
  • Provide support for new investors
  • Collaborate with community investment projects
  • Work with the business community to identify and develop investment prospects

Self-Directed IRAs

If you have a traditional, Roth, or SEP IRA or a 401(k) you can convert it to a self-directed IRA which will allow you to invest retirement funds in our local economy. Here are some resources to help you do that:


Announcement

Join the Coop’s 2019/20 Capital Campaign

Help capitalize the Leverett Village Co-op in a time of great need and great opportunity. We see the potential for growth in the restaurant and market, and want to continue, and thrive! The Co-op has been in the community since 1985 and needs an infusion of capital to make infrastructure changes and improve refrigeration.  https://leverettcoop.com/

We are looking for minimal loans of $1000 or above.  Our goal is a $300,000 capitalization.  Contact the President of the Co-op, Susan Lynton, if you want more information at susanlynton@gmail.com

Sadie's Bikes: A New Bike Shop in Greenfield - looking for start up support. 

My name is Nik! I’ve been building bikes and becoming part of the community in Greenfield, Massachusetts for many years. I’m working towards launching a bike shop in the heart of downtown that can offer support for new and experienced cyclists. The shop will be an inclusive space to learn, and a platform for exploration and curiosity. https://www.gofundme.com/f/sadie039s-bikes-a-new-bicycle-shop-in-greenfield-ma

The Local Investing Resource Center is now open! Lots of great info for local investors.

Invest Here Now Events

Our next meeting will be posted here once the date is determined.

Crowdfunding News

SEC approves online crowdfunding rules
  - 10/30/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday approved crowdfunding rules that will give small investors the opportunity to buy a stake in private companies looking to raise money. 

The rules have been years in the making after President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in 2012, which authorized the commission to write the crowdfunding rules. The Friday vote completes the last major part of the law, with rules slated to take effect 180 days after the rules are published in the Federal Register.

Small investors would not be able to invest more than 5 percent of their income on crowdfunding investments. People who make more than $100,000 a year would be able to invest up to 10 percent of their annualincome.

All crowdfunding transactions must be made through a portal registered with the commission. Crowdfunding portals would also have to comply with a number of rules to monitor investors and businesses to help reduce risk and fraud. 




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