All posts by: Janice St. Onge

MamaSezz enters growing meal delivery niche with whole food, plant-based fare. When Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, Googled “how do you survive congestive heart failure” late one evening in 2012, she wasn’t hoping to find a miracle cure, she simply...
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At the core of Aqua ViTea founder Jeff Weaber’s business lies a simple idea: that kombucha—a fizzy probiotic drink made from tea—promotes good health and can change lives. It was with this idea in mind that Weaber, formerly a brewer...
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Cider pioneer Eleanor Léger on growing a business with intention. Movies have been made about the romantic notion of leaving corporate America to start a business in a remote, bucolic Vermont town, but few of those fictional characters can hold...
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Take One Step Today By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President Is your money invested in alignment with your values? How can you find out? What does it mean to invest anyway? Don’t know where to start? Here’s a...
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By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President The Flexible Capital Fund, L3C (the “Flex Fund”) provides risk capital in the form of revenue-based financing to growing companies in Vermont’s food system, forestry and clean technology sectors. These businesses are...
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RSF Integrated Capital Institute Reflections I have mixed feelings. I’m feeling sad and a little lonely. On the other hand, I am hopeful and excited about what we can do together to create a more just and sustainable world –...
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Conscious consumers are demanding products and services from environmentally and socially responsible companies in all industries. Brattleboro-based gluten-free, plant-based meal delivery service, MamaSezz Foods, Inc., is working to provide consumers with food that heals while providing a livable wage, benefits...
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Three capital providers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine come together to support renewable energy Montpelier, VT –The Flexible Capital Fund (Flex Fund) of Vermont, Coastal Enterprises (CEI) of Maine and New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (Community Loan Fund) today...
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I recently read a post from a colleague at Goodworks Ventures, an impact investment fund in rural Montana, that hit home: “There is a lot of discussion around failure and startups these days. Fail fast. Failure is the way you...
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How much money is enough? Do you really know what your money is doing? What story is your money telling about what you care about? Is your money invested in things that work against what is most important to you...
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