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Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

A crowdfunding expert answers the most frequently asked questions about this new way of raising startup funds for your business.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
The Basics of Crowdfunding

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.
New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

HWTrek offers hardware innovators the opportunity to prove their business model to experts, consumers and manufacturers.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.

What the Crowdfunding Boom Means for Franchising

Will public investments help the franchise world break free from the stranglehold of the credit crunch?
'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

Daymond John, Mark Cuban and others will celebrate entrepreneurship and access to startup capital for racial and ethnic minorities.

Business Crowdfunders Face Investor Liability Minefield

Plan to raise money under the JOBS Act rules? Be prepared to verify whether your investors are accredited.
New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

If you don't want to give up control of your business to outside investors, consider crowdfunding and bootstrapping.
A Plucky Startup Ditches 'Coin Piggy' Roots and Finds Its Mission

A Plucky Startup Ditches 'Coin Piggy' Roots and Finds Its Mission

GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding site, went through several iterations before it found its niche helping individuals rally around personal causes.
Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.

Solving Problems With Your Partner and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

From managing your co-founder to using the Coke bottle as packaging inspiration, here's a look at this week's best business advice.
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.

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