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3 Foundational Secrets to Running a Rockstar Crowdfunding Campaign Brian Meece, the co-founder of crowdfunding platform RocketHub, explains what it takes to get people to invest their dollars into your product.

By Catherine Clifford

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Manifesting your dreams by raising money with crowdfunding may feel like magic. To the contrary. Running a successful crowdfunding campaign is absolutely not magic.

Crowdfunding requires a lot of planning and a lot of hustle. There are, however, a few tried and true best practices to guide your hustle and help you deliver your magic.

In our fifth episode of Crowdfund with Cat, Brian Meece, the co-founder of crowdfunding platform RocketHub, walks us through the foundational principles of running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

RocketHub was acquired by entrepreneurship resource center EFactor a year ago. Since then, Meece has left and is now pursuing independent projects.

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Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

Catherine Clifford is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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