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Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

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

Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

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.
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

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

How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

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.
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

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.
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

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

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

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

Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

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

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help young entrepreneurs lasso funding when parents and banks can't.
How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

What you need to know about using the crowd-funding website to finance a creative project
How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

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

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

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

Startup America Gets a Do-Over

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.
A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

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.
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

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

Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway

Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox

Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox

Within two months of posting their app in the appbackr marketplace, Popvox had raised the five figures needed to get its mobile project off the ground.
Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business.
How to Find an Angel Investor

How to Find an Angel Investor

David S. Rose of New York Angels explains how entrepreneurs can meet angel investors. Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom reports.
Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Sure, securing seed money for your startup is important, but so is preserving the relationships of those closest to you. Here's how to do both.
Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

How a unique customer-donation program helped a small cafe pay for energy-efficient lighting. But will this fund-raising method gain traction?
Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

How a small Pittsburgh company uses presales to source expansion capital.

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