The Family Business Fund was founded in 2018 to help ensure that small businesses have access to the resources needed to thrive. Founded by small business owners for small business owners, we provide alternative funding to small and mid-sized businesses in need.
Our founder and CEO, Douglas Muir, created the Family Business Fund with the intent to help both small businesses and investors realize their full potential through alternative funding and investing. Having invested in traditional outlets such as the stock market for years, Douglas became frustrated with the low returns and volatility of the stock market. His financial advisor never informed him of alternative investing, and through his own research, he discovered a new world of investing.
Having seen the possibilities that alternative lending and investing hold for both small business owners and investors, Douglas decided to start his own Fund and revolutionize the industry by taking on all processes involved—vetting applications, underwriting deals, technology creation and implementation, money distribution, and more. Every step of the process is handled in house by the Family Business Fund team.
Our philosophy is simple. We believe that as the backbone of our economy, small businesses deserve quick and easy access to funding options that are transparent, sustainable, and scalable. Likewise, we believe that investors should be able to reduce their risk and diversify their portfolios through creative alternative investing, all while feeling satisfied in the knowledge that they are contributing to the success of small businesses.
The Family Business Fund Experience
We utilize innovative strategies to offer funding to small businesses in need. We are committed to offering our clients a creative lending model that is manageable and scalable, while offering transparent information that makes this process sustainable.
Transparency and accessibility are a part of everything we do. Because we handle the investing and lending processes from beginning to end, including application reviewal to underwriting and beyond, we are able to work directly with our small business owners and investors. This ensures everyone is in agreement and fully understands loan terms.
Our investors are able to see this in action as they track their investments in real time. Satisfaction and transparency for our investors and small business owners is why we only have a 4.9% default rate.*
*According to deBanked, the average default rate is between 5-15%.
Why Partner With Us?
If you are looking to make more returns than traditional investing allows while reducing your risk and diversifying your portfolio, it’s time for you to consider alternative investing. Alternative investing with the Family Business Fund has transformed the financial lives of our investors.
By providing solutions to small businesses in need, you can enjoy 15% returns—a number that is non-existent when investing in traditional outlets such as the stock market. You’ll also have the ability to enjoy our revolutionized online platform, where you can track your investments in real time.
The thing that our investors enjoy most is the fixed monthly income payments that they receive on time, every month. And with just an 18-month investment period, you don’t have to commit as long as you would with traditional investments, which typically take at least twice as long.
Alternative Investing 101 Video Series
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – History of investing
Part 3 – Different types available
Part 4 – The Family Business Fund