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Equity Crowdfunding's First Report Card
JOBS Act

Equity Crowdfunding's First Report Card

First reports show the new legislation is yielding very encouraging grades for entrepreneurs everywhere.
Kendall Almerico
Who Needs Venture Capitalists When You Can Crowdfund?
Crowdfunding

Who Needs Venture Capitalists When You Can Crowdfund?

There are now thousands of specialized crowdfunding sites and, cumulatively, they are likely to provide more funding this year than VCs will.
Brenton Hayden
Why Equity Crowdfunding Matters to Small Business
Make More Happen

Why Equity Crowdfunding Matters to Small Business

Equity crowdfunding can supply needed capital for equipment, growth capital or for strategic hires.
Richard Swart
Crowdfunding Survives a Crucial Legal Challenge Few Know About
Legal Issues

Crowdfunding Survives a Crucial Legal Challenge Few Know About

A DC Court rejects challenges from Massachusetts and Montana to the popular new law that allows regular people to invest in private companies.
Kendall Almerico
Equity Crowdfunding's Unlikely Proof of Concept: Bernie Sanders
Ready To Launch

Equity Crowdfunding's Unlikely Proof of Concept: Bernie Sanders

Two things Bernie Sanders and every startup have in common are neither can count on banks or Wall Street for funds, and now neither has to.
Kendall Almerico
Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.
Ready To Launch

Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.

Aggressive marketing is an essential part of every Mini IPO campaign, just as it is for rewards-based crowdfunding.
Kendall Almerico
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
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
Raising Millions With Equity Crowdfunding Will Cost You, But How Much?
Crowdfunding

Raising Millions With Equity Crowdfunding Will Cost You, But How Much?

Regulation A+ promises to be a game changer for how emerging companies are funded, but mind those attorney and accountant fees.
Kendall Almerico
Regulation A+ Is Not the Savior of Cash-Seeking Startups
Funding

Regulation A+ Is Not the Savior of Cash-Seeking Startups

A company really needs to be ready -- preferably venture backed and generating substantive revenue -- before considering this option.
Sally Outlaw
6 Things You Should Do Now If You Want to Raise Funds With Regulation A+
Finance

6 Things You Should Do Now If You Want to Raise Funds With Regulation A+

Prepare your company to accept money from the tens of millions of potential investors in "the crowd" that were previously off-limits.
Kendall Almerico