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Brenton of Letherbee Distillers successfully raised $20,000
to invest in growth.
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"Bolstr's revenue share model is a refreshing alternative that is perfectly in tune to the challenges small businesses face."
Maria Boustead
Founder / Owner, Po Campo Bags
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Tim of Ipsento Coffee House successfully raised $20,000
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Ryan & Mike, Co-Owners of Rebell Conditioning

Rebell Conditioning Raises $12k in 48 hours!

Rebell Conditioning is a gym located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. They recently launched a $12,000 campaign on Bolstr, and hit their campaign goal within 48 hours of launch! See their live interview on Fox News Chicago.

"Bolstr afforded us the opportunity to open up to our community and provide them with the opportunity to invest in essentially what is their gym, as much as we own it"
      - Mike Connelly, Co-Owner of Rebell Conditioning

What is Bolstr?

Bolstr is changing the way small businesses access funding to grow.

Bolstr is a place where successful small businesses come to access funding for growth. These business owners are starting small but thinking big! Through Bolstr they are establishing powerful networks of supporters who are all invested in the success of their business.

Each business on Bolstr is healthy, and looking to grow.

We are very careful about which businesses we allow on the Bolstr platform. We are not a lifeline for struggling businesses. We are focused on helping healthy and growing businesses access funding to take their success to new levels. Take a look at our business guidelines for more info.

Investing in a business is more than just a financial transaction

By investing local, investors have the opportunity to make a big impact on local businesses in their communities. Their investment will help them grow, create local jobs, and improve the local economy. They also will have the opportunity to share in the businesses financial success!

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