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Crowdfunding

Starting a Business

How a Guitar Player With a Problem Turned $12,000 in Savings into a $1.4 Million Business

This contributor needed an attachable guitar amplifier. So he made one -- and raised $60,000 in his first two days.
maternity leave

Calling All Expectant Entrepreneur Moms: Here's a New Way to Pay for Your Maternity Leave

Have you considered crowdfunding your childbirth leave? And why aren't more companies offering paid leave in the first place?
Masters of Scale

It Always Takes More Time and Money Than You Think to Start a Business

It is the unanticipated items that cause most startups to take longer and cost more to reach breakeven.
Crowdfunding

5 Useful and Strange Crowdfunded Products for Parents

If you're a busy parent looking for some helpful tools to lighten your load, check out these useful products.
Women Entrepreneurs

How One Former Google Exec Is Driving More Funding to Female Entrepreneurs

Karen Cahn is on a mission to close the funding gap for women-led startups and small businesses. She sat down with Jessica Abo to talk about her crowdfunding platform, iFundWomen.
Self-Publishing

Crowdfunding Your Self-Published Book? Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know.

At first glance, a Kickstarter campaign seems temptingly easy. It's not.
Tech Startups

Payment Card Startup Plastc Took $12.7 Million From Investors and Customers ... and Then Just Disappeared

Plastc promised its card device could store information from up to 20 other payment cards, saving customers the bother of carrying wallets filled with different cards.
Facebook

Facebook Now Allows You to Create Fundraisers

Facebook's strategy seems to become a societal platform with less emphasis on simply keeping up with friends and family.
Innovation

Hasbro-Indiegogo Partnership Celebrates the Benefits of Open Innovation

The Next Great Game Challenge highlights how licensing and crowdfunding can intersect.
Crowdfunding

How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Give yourself time to fully explore your idea and your audience.
Funding

5 Business-Funding 'Rules' to Break

New options exist for small businesses struggling to find financing. It's easier than ever to secure funding -- if you're willing to explore uncommon avenues.
Crowdfunding

Beating the Odds and Avoiding Failure When Crowdfunding

Here are five ways to maximize your marketing efforts to land the crowdfunding cash you need.
Crowdfunding

9 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If you're looking to get attention and funding for your business idea, crowdfunding might give you the initial push you need to make your dreams a reality.
Kickstarter

The Craziest Things That Have Been Funded on Kickstarter in 2017

From an air pollution pen to a robot arm -- check out some of these successful out-there campaigns.