Archive for August, 2016

How to Decide Whether to Crowdfund or Bootstrap Your Business

Funding is the stumbling block for so many entrepreneurs. The bottom line isn’t always pretty: No matter how amazing your idea or how passionate the people behind it, you’ll need a certain amount of cash to get things going. In today’s competitive marketplace, many business leaders turn to crowdfunding to get started. What is crowdfunding? It’s […]

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4 Things Investors Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

A number of factors come to mind that one must consider when starting a business. While marketing demographics, a solid business plan, and a reliable and talented team are certainly helpful, there is one variable, regardless of all the aforementioned strengths, that can make or break a would-be million dollar idea: funding. A few decades […]

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Education Crowdfunding: An Engine of Good That Could Move Us Toward Equity

When public school budgets shrink, it’s students who pay the price. Classes get larger, fewer field trips get scheduled, athletic programs charge fees, and technology doesn’t get updated. This year, the Washington DC- based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities analyzed state budgets and found that most states provide less and in some cases “much […]

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Is Reg A+ Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

I read an article in WIRED the other day about the LaFerrari, the world’s most coveted supercar, and one particular sentence stuck out. As writer Jordan Golson plainly stated, “When it comes to this car, you don’t choose Ferrari. Ferrari chooses you.” Well, ladies and gentlemen, the same philosophy may very well apply to Reg […]

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Citizen Investors — A 90 Day State-of-the Union On Crowdfunding

On May 16, 2016 the flood gates opened. That is when all American citizens were allowed a direct pathway to seed stage investing through a new type of security, technically called “Regulation Crowdfunding.” We’re now 90-days in. Are startups reeling in newfound cash from mom, pop and every Tom, Dick and Sally on Main Street? […]

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Crowdfunding Aggregators Help Investors Gain Efficiency, Convenience

Crowdfunding is predicted to account for more funding than venture capital in 2016. This relatively new tool is rapidly emerging as a powerful capital-raising option for startups, small businesses, and real estate operators. Equity crowdfunding, or investment crowdfunding, empowers investors to fund ventures in return for equity or debt. But with countless deals available on […]

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Who Needs Venture Capitalists When You Can Crowdfund?

It’s safe to say that this is the era of crowdfunding. Need a way to finance your big idea? There’s a crowdfunding site for that. Want to get involved with a joint venture real estate investment? You can help to crowdfund one. Crowdfunding allows people to pledge capital to almost anything from business ventures and new […]

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Reg A+ IPO: How Much Does It Cost and How Much Can You Raise?

This is a new and in some cases far better way to conduct an IPO to list on the NASDAQ or the NYSE. Reg A+ is a new classification of stock offering that enables main street investors to buy shares in private companies. A company that completes a Tier 2 (most Reg A+ offerings are […]

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