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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.
June 17, 2013
A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It
Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
May 30, 2013
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.
April 8, 2013
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming
President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding
Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act
Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett
When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
March 13, 2013
Venture and Angel Investors
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out
The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
February 22, 2013
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules
Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?
Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
February 18, 2013
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC
What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
January 15, 2013
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013
Cheryl Winokur Munk
JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
December 28, 2012
IPOs and DPOs
CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws
Companies are lining up to help 'treps navigate new crowdfunding laws. Here's one to watch.
December 17, 2012
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012
JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding
Under the new legislation, the typically small round of capital that flies under the regulatory radar for most startups has been expanded to $1 million a year.
September 28, 2012
SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
June 29, 2012
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.
April 30, 2012
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.
April 18, 2012
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.
April 10, 2012
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.
April 5, 2012
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.
April 4, 2012
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate
A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
March 20, 2012
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce
Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
March 15, 2012
Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?
The Senate spiked President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. Now the question is: What may be salvaged from the bill that could still help small business?
October 12, 2011
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