Little Engine Ventures helps small businesses move to the next level.

There are more than one million small businesses with sales between $1-$25M in the United States. Many of these companies have enduring profitability and can compound capital at high rates. The business owners have visions to continue but for numerous reason they run out of steam.

Little Engine Ventures equips new leadership with capital and guidance to move the company to the next level. These new CEO’s use the capital from like-minded partners to achieve the mission and deliver value. The partners know what it takes to be an owner.

This is really hard to do part time, and even more challenging to do with intentional diversification. We understand this because we are owner-operators as well. We dedicate our full time and effort to helping these small businesses thrive.

Today we work in Agriculture, Finance, Service & Manufacturing industries. We sell Non-GMO seed corn, finance B2B transactions, fix auto and heavy equipment glass, oversee brewing and assist niche B2B Software-as-a-Service companies manage cashflow. We are fascinated by lots of things other people find boring. We would like to work in waste management and insurance in the near future.

We believe our speed of investment (current record is 45 days), retention of employees, shared vision of future, and evergreen structure make us considerate owners for the long term. A business is often an instrument to accomplish more than just profit. We believe they should help all stakeholders including customers, employees, vendors, neighbors, and beyond.

What goals do you have for your business? How can we help you? We would love to chat.