Vermont Business Magazine - An equity crowdfunding portal for Vermonters, announces its first Invest Local campaign from Burlington Herb Clinic. Vermonters will have the opportunity to learn more about and invest in the Clinic via the Milk Money platform. The campaign marks the first Vermont Small Business Offering (VSBO) on Milk Money’s Vermont only platform giving Vermonters the opportunity to discover and invest in local businesses.
Milk Money offers the opportunity for true “impact investing” since a dollar invested in a local business generates potential financial return as well as tangible social return on investment. By investing in a local business such as Burlington Herb Clinic, you will create new jobs, circulate wealth and build a stronger community that fosters new relationships between businesses and community members. The Milk Money platform serves as a meeting place for Vermonters to discover local investment opportunities such as Burlington Herb Clinic.
Founded in 2016, Burlington Herb Clinic is an herbalist-owned worker cooperative, whose approach is based on facilitating a balanced relationship with many aspects of human health. This intention includes the acknowledgement of an innate healing capacity that is inherent in all individuals; that is supported through guidance and the tenets of good relationship with the environment, the community, and nutrition. “Our Clinic provides one-on-one educational services and health coaching to clients in a private and professional setting, centered on the use of herbs, nutrition, and movement to encourage optimal health,” says Kate Elmer Westdijk, co-founder. “We provide accurate and insightful information on both traditional and modern evidence-based approaches to health and wellness.”
The clinic is staffed by qualified herbalists who manage the clinic through a worker-owner cooperative model and who work collaboratively to ensure the highest quality of service for clients. In partnership with Railyard Apothecary, a full-service herbal and nutritional apothecary affiliated with Urban Moonshine, Burlington Herb Clinic help clients obtain and blend customized herbal dietary supplements. The Burlington Herb Clinic is well situated to be a sustainable business that serves the general public, handles patient referrals from allied practitioners and physicians, mentors qualified trainee herbalists,and partners with practitioners seeking offices for rent in a dynamic setting focused on herbalism and complementary medicine.
Vermonters who want to learn more about the Burlington Herb Clinic opportunity can find investment details on the Milk Money website www.MilkMoneyVT.com. The registration process is quick and easy for any adult with a Vermont driver’s license.
About Milk Money - Milk Money L3C is Vermont's first third-party equity crowdfunding portal. The company's website, www.MilkMoneyVT.com, was launched in July 2015 with a mission to put the means for creating new businesses, a strong local economy and personal wealth within the reach of all Vermonters. Based in Charlotte, Vermont, it was founded by two seasoned entrepreneurs who identified a hole in the early stage capital market and created a solution that takes advantage of the Vermont Small Business Offering (VSBO) regulatory updates of July 2014. Milk Money is powered by VSECU through its wholly owned, independently operated, subsidiary, Vermont Heritage Financial Group, Inc. Investments made through Milk Money are not federally insured by NCUA, involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of or guaranteed by the credit union.
Source: Charlotte VT, July 11, 2016