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Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

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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 in Financing
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

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President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013 in Financing
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

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Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013 in Angel Investors
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

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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 in Venture and Angel Investors
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

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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 in Leadership
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

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Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

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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 in Financing
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

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What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
January 15, 2013 in Financing
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

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JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
December 28, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

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Companies are lining up to help 'treps navigate new crowdfunding laws. Here's one to watch.
December 17, 2012 in Startup Financing
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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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 in Starting a Business
JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding

JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding

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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 in Financing
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
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
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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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 in Financing
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

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Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
March 15, 2012 in Financing
Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

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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 in Tax Center
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