CEO and Co-Founder of Peerbackers and Worthy Financial
Sally Outlaw is the co-founder and CEO of
peerbackers.com, a leading crowdfunding consulting and services provider. She's the author of (Entrepreneur Press, 2013) and speaks nationally on the topic of crowdfinance and the JOBS Act. Cash From the Crowd
Due to new crowdfunding laws we can all be VC's, but you may want to hold off before you invest in your peers.
Ready To Launch
Elio Motors was the first startup to become a publicly traded company using the updated Regulation A+ crowdfunding rules.
Marketing is everything. How do you maximize your effort?
Ever hear of Regulation D 506c? If you're raising capital, you'll want to check it out.
A company really needs to be ready -- preferably venture backed and generating substantive revenue -- before considering this option.
Ready To Launch
A panoply of new services are being offered to make projects stand out. But an entrepreneur has to be prepared to spend some money.
Asking people for money is tough. But some are learning how to do it and starting businesses as a result.
Don't waste time chasing investors. A myriad of options exist for ambitious entrepreneurs seeking to expand their startup and in need of financing.
New tech solutions enable companies to launch campaigns on their own portal when raising money.
Nontraditional financing platforms are rapidly reducing entrepreneurs' cash squeeze while offering investors returns.
In-person events for financial prospecting provide benefits that online platforms don't: gathered masses, a pool of dedicated dollars and a chance to receive immediate project feedback.
Media coverage for your crowdfunding project will help attract backing and build brand awareness. Learn how you can get the press interested in your project.
Campaigns that use videos have a significantly higher success rate and raise more money than those that don't. Find out what your videos should contain to bring in the backers
Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
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