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:

Local Investing Events

 How to Move your Money from Wall Street to Main Street:

Please sign up by March 2nd.

If you’re ready to move your money into local investments come join this  class taught by Jenny Ladd, Scott Reed, and Lynn Benander.

We will meet weekly for 5 weeks on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm in Northampton. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs who are seeking funding or have received local investments, what has worked, and what they’ve learned.

Entrepreneur projects include Wellspring Cooperative, Northeast Biodiesel, Resonant Energy, Full Moon Ghee, Maple Mama Craft Maple Spritzers, Nutwood Farm, Democracy Brewing, PV Grows Fund and more...

Registration: $150. This fee goes to space rental, purchase of text, The Resilient Investor, and future Invest.Here. Now Programs.

Meeting times: Northampton
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4

Eventbrite - How to Move your Money from Wall Street to Main Street: A 5-Week Course

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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