Best way to support real bread bakers is to buy their bread (and pastries, doughnuts…). But sometimes the capital investment needed in a business needs a little more love than that and that is where crowd funding comes in.
This allows many people (normal members of the public) to make small loans to a business and have them repaid with interest. It can either be a substitute for normal lending from a bank etc or sometimes it will allow a business that cannot access traditional funding to raise a sum of money otherwise unavailable to it.
Tartine Organic Bakery, Dublin
This is their second loan on LinkedFinance.com, the first was used to purchase two second hand vans for distribution. This time round it is for 2 Specialised Dough Makers To Increase Output.
Check out the details here.
Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Ballycastle
They are running a Kickstarter campaign to kit out a space to match our vision and create a cosy, comfy spot for our community and beyond. We aim to be serving specialist coffee alongside our delicious sweet bakes and bread and to do this there are obviously going to be a few costs.
Full details here