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How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

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See how these young treps turned a winning Kickstarter campaign into a thriving business in just a few months.
August 29, 2012 in Profiles
Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

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The Securities and Exchange Commission pushes back its release of proposed rules on advertising private stock sales.
August 22, 2012 in Financing

How Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

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See how these young treps turned a winning Kickstarter campaign into a thriving business in just a few months. Photo credit: Adrian Cabrero, courtesy of ENK International
August 17, 2012 in Starting a Business
SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
June 29, 2012 in Financing
3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

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Consider these tips before pitching the crowd to fund your startup.
May 23, 2012 in Financing
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

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A look at how the impending new crowdfunding rules are prompting entrepreneurs to predict -- and deliver -- what the expanded industry will demand.
May 15, 2012 in Financing
Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0

Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0

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As the crowdfunding industry braces for a massive shift, its players are seeking rules that will serve both to protect investors and entrepreneurs.
May 11, 2012 in Financing
Bank Lending to Small Business Slips, Crowdfunding on the Rise

Bank Lending to Small Business Slips, Crowdfunding on the Rise

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Big and small banks approve fewer loans as startups turn to alternative funding sources.
May 8, 2012 in Financing
Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

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Rather than wait for Zynga to scoop up your young gaming company, crowdfunding may be the next best thing.
May 4, 2012 in Starting a Business
Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

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Though the passage of the JOBS Act opened the doors for crowdfunding, many startups are still seeking funding from venture capital firms, according to a new study.
April 30, 2012 in Money Basics
The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

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Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
April 18, 2012 in Financing
How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

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With the JOBS Act as the law of the land, changes to how you can market your small company to crowdfunding investors are on the way.
April 10, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

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President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
April 5, 2012 in Financing
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

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A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
April 4, 2012 in Startup Financing
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
March 28, 2012 in Financing
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

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After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
March 22, 2012 in Financing
Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

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The future of entrepreneurship is bright, but there are roadblocks. At SXSW, Steve Case explains the potential and the perils.
March 12, 2012 in Business Ideas
On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

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Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help young entrepreneurs lasso funding when parents and banks can't.
March 6, 2012 in Financing
How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

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What you need to know about using the crowd-funding website to finance a creative project
March 5, 2012 in Financing
How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

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Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo attract hobbyists and wannabes, but they can also help aspiring raise up to the five or six figures.
February 27, 2012 in Financing
Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

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When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
February 22, 2012 in Financing
Startup America Gets a Do-Over

Startup America Gets a Do-Over

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The President issued a new call on Congress to pass an ambitious legislative agenda to help small businesses, but some wonder whether it's just hot air.
January 31, 2012 in Tax Center
Video: A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With CrowdfundingPlay Video

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding (Video)

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After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund.
January 12, 2012 in Financing
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

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Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
December 23, 2011 in Startup Financing
Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway

Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway

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Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
September 15, 2011 in Financing

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