Microlending update

In almost 18 months since I started lending through Lending Loop, I’m impressed how my three measly minimum deposits ($200 each) has translate into lending $900 so far.  My actual earnings is so paltry that (Banker) NPY laughs and wonder why I even mention it.

I’m excited to be be a part of the growth of companies that interest me (in addition to ones that seem strategic to fund, e.g., a lot of contractors and trades). You can see where my mind is going if you glimpse the companies I have participated in funding:

CompanyIndustryLocationNotes
Fitz's Mobile WeldingHarbour Grace, NL'cuz Newfoundland - structural steel fabrication facility
Monster ControlsAlix, ABInstrumentation and Electrical company serving western Canada. We specialize in automation and technical projects in industry and oilfield
City BlastToronto, ONSaaS provider of social media management tools for real estate professionals
Ridge RotorsBlue Ridge, AB'cuz helicopters
AZ Accounting FirmAccountingToronto, ON'cuz in what industry do I work? :)
Stanley Park DigitalBlockchainVancouver, BC'cuz let's get in on blockchain!
Integrity Home and CottageBuilder/contractor/renoLindsay, ONcustom cottage builder for higher net worth families/individuals
IntegrimarkBuilder/contractor/renoMount Hope, ON'cuz housing = $$
A-Con ConstructionBuilder/contractor/renoBolton, ON'cuz housing = $$
VD & Son ConstructionBuilder/contractor/renoToronto, ON'cuz housing = $$ - masonry
TRGIBuilder/contractor/renoMarkham, ONhmm, I don't remember investing in them - might have been an auto-lend
Shoreline AutoCar dealershipPort Moody, BCoops, it's a used car dealership =P
Elite Project ManagementConsultingCalgary, ABproject management services in Oil and Gas field in Alberta
Solar ManitobaEnergyWinnipeg, MB'cuz sustainable energy
Spin SocietyFitnessNorth Vancouver, BC'cuz I will go to the third studio they are building
Turning Pointe DanceFitnessBeaumont, AB'cuz DANCE!!
Two Bay EnterprizesGas stationsMoosonee, ONadding a Country Style to the Esso station
Austin GraphicsGraphicsToronto, ON
Marlborough Medical ClinicMedical clinicCalgary, AB'cuz medicine
testworXNetwork solutionsBrockville, ONreseller of Telecom and Broadband Network Infrastructure Solutions as well as, Test & Measurement Products
Gus's Day DiggsPet careOkotoks, AB'cuz dogs need love too
CleaverRestaurantCalgary, AB'cuz restaurants - opening third location
Snakes & LattesRestaurantToronto, ONnever been to the locations in Toronto - the loan is to sell board games they acquired rights to
Vera's Burger ShackRestaurantVancouver, BC'cuz local burger joint that preceded them all
Robba da MattiRestaurantVancouver, BC'cuz local restaurant and excuse to dine there
Mega JapaneseRestaurantBurnaby, BC'cuz local Japanese restaurant so now I have to go try it =)
Milagro CantinaRestaurantToronto, ON'cuz restaurant industry
Pane E FormaggioWholesaleNorth Vancouver, BC'cuz local bakery
VitaJing HerbsWholesaleStouffville, ON'cuz Chinese herbs

On this day..