SPCs are for-profit corporations registered in Washington that aim for financial returns while promoting a positive impact on employees, the environment or the community. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Squares are $50 units of a larger loan to a community business, and Square by Square, these dollars add up. Squares are generous because they’re zero-interest loans and reciprocal because the business benefitting from the loan makes the community a better place!
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First, it's a neat loaning concept, and second, I think these women rock. I also have high hopes of getting more of Pam's cinnamon rolls! Go girlz!
Local, exciting companies are extremely important for improving our surroundings.
We vote with our dollars. My vote is cast to anyone trying to use their gifts to strengthen and care for the place in which they live. These women are part of my community and they make me feel stronger, connected, and hopeful.
I am a small business owner in this community and I want to support other small businesses in my community and give back!!!
Great small business with quality product and real people who care about what they do and give you the time of day to share that with you.
I believe in this company and want them to have the space they need to grow
Like crowd-sourcing, the community lending is the best and easiest way to help people realize their dreams.
The owner is awesome and I'm excited to see him open up this new space.
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Will this capital be useful to a business and make it stronger or healthier?
Can this capital be responsibly borrowed and repaid by a business without compromising its future?
Is the capital connected to a community purpose and will it benefit the community?
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