Smallknot – invest in a neighborhood business
Smallknot is a new site that enables investing a small, local business (via Swissmiss). It’s just getting started, so right now you can support businesses in New York or Greenville, SC. Of course, they are interested in people referring their neighborhood spot. Most of the businesses listed are food/drink related, but there is also a custom t-shirt company (Neighborhoodies) and a local radio show. Like on Kickstarter, the business profile lists how they will use the funds and offers gifts to supporters.
Know someone starting a shop in your neighborhood or one that is looking to expand?