A "Stock Market" for Local Businesses

B2B Bandits
22 May 2012

This is a fascinating video that discusses the stock market vs. the local market.  


  • Incisive (and humorous) history of the stock market
  • Legal loopholes in the current SEC regulations
    • Kickstarter
    • Kiva
    • IndieGoGo
    • Co-ops
    • advance purchases
  • How to do a direct public offering
  • Alternatives to CD’s
  • State of legislation for a true local stock exchange

Here it is … set to start at the ‘local offering’ portion of the talk.


What do you think?  Does it diminish the efforts of the true bootstrapper?  

Will it boost the economy?

And most importantly, would a public offering help your small biz?