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The SEC Just Approved Rules Opening Up Equity Crowdfunding to the General Public In a 3-1 Vote
Equity Crowdfunding

The SEC Just Approved Rules Opening Up Equity Crowdfunding to the General Public In a 3-1 Vote

The new rules give entrepreneurs and small-business owners a new way to access capital to launch and grow their businesses.
Catherine Clifford
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Are Finally Coming to a Vote On Friday. Here's What You Need to Know.
Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Are Finally Coming to a Vote On Friday. Here's What You Need to Know.

The Securities and Exchange Commission will consider long-awaited rules to set in motion the next generation of crowdfunding.
Catherine Clifford
4 Things You Need to Know if You Hope to Raise $50 Million With a Regulation A+ Mini-IPO
Equity Crowdfunding

4 Things You Need to Know if You Hope to Raise $50 Million With a Regulation A+ Mini-IPO

Not surprisingly, few small businesses were ready for the requirement of the new law. Many are still trying to get these records in order and audits completed.
Kendall Almerico
Why the Recently Passed Law Allowing Mini IPOs May Not Benefit Your Business
Funding

Why the Recently Passed Law Allowing Mini IPOs May Not Benefit Your Business

The potential to raise $50 million from the 'crowd' is huge, but the costs in cash and time are high.
Kendall Almerico
To Encourage Crowdfunding, Change the Definition of an Investment Company
Equity Crowdfunding

To Encourage Crowdfunding, Change the Definition of an Investment Company

Equity crowdfunding is hampered by regulations designed to curb stock-market abuse.
Scott Shane
Why Kickstarter and Indiegogo Won't Go Into Equity Crowdfunding
Equity Crowdfunding

Why Kickstarter and Indiegogo Won't Go Into Equity Crowdfunding

The types of investors who put money into reward-based crowdfunders aren't the ones who will buy shares through equity crowdfunding – at least not at first.
Scott Shane
Apple's Tim Cook Made a Rookie Mistake and Might Face SEC Sanctions
Regulations

Apple's Tim Cook Made a Rookie Mistake and Might Face SEC Sanctions

The CEO of Apple, which is notoriously tight-lipped, selectively released information about his company's performance. That's not good.
Ray Hennessey
U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program
SEC

U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions, it says.
Companies Can Now 'Test The Waters' Before Pursuing a Mini-IPO
Finance

Companies Can Now 'Test The Waters' Before Pursuing a Mini-IPO

A recently approved provision of the JOBS Act allows business to meet and share information with potential investors.
Kendall Almerico
3 Ways to Bring On a Silent Partner
Tax Center

3 Ways to Bring On a Silent Partner

Before you accept financing or sign an investing agreement, be sure you know how to protect your company and get what you want out of the deal.
Mark J. Kohler
5 Businesses on the Brink of an IPO
IPO

5 Businesses on the Brink of an IPO

On the heels of last week's splashy stock-market debuts of Etsy, Party City and Virtu, here's who could be next.
Geoff Weiss
American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations
Legal Issues

American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'
JOBS Act

SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'

Previously, companies were allowed to raise up to $5 million.
Kendall Almerico
How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments
Equity Crowdfunding

How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments

Once these investments are allowed, the trick will be knowing which companies to back.
Scott Shane