Agrarian Trust

Raising Dough: New Book Kneads Into Financing Sustainable Businesses

A new book written by Elizabeth Ü and published by Chelsea Green uncovers financing options for sustainable food businesses.

Raising Dough provides insights into the world of finance, including descriptions of the various capital options available (including traditional debt and equity, government grant and loan programs, cutting-edge social finance options such as crowdfunding, and community-based alternatives); guidelines for choosing which capital options are the most appropriate given the size, stage, entity type, growth plans, mission, and values of an enterprise; testimonials highlighting the experiences of food system entrepreneurs who have been there before (including both success stories and cautionary tales); and referrals to sources of capital, financiers, investor networks, and other financial resources.

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