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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.
How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

Facebook's $85 million acquisition, Tumblr's new mobile ads, Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and more social-media news.

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Flint and Tinder's founder shares tips on how he successfully branched out with a new product -- and you can, too.
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.

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