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Merchmakr Launched Revenue Sharing Campaign on Startwise

Posted by Startwise on Oct 2, 2017 5:51:35 PM

Gary Jurman is a small business owner from Florida who created Merchmakr - a kit for everyone to print their designs on t-shirts. He launched a revenue sharing campaign on Startwise. Here is the view into the life of an entrepreneur:

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Topics: Revenue Sharing, Entrepreneurs Story

Legal View on ICO Crowdfunding with Julian Zegelman, Partner at Velton Zegelman P.C.

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 28, 2017 3:55:19 AM
ICO and recent SEC press release about token sales and security regulations are not stopping the crypto-holders. This week we've spoken with  Julian L. Zegelman, Esq., Partner at  Velton Zegelman P.C.  to dog a bit deeper into the ICO world from the Attorney perspective. He participated in numerous token sales and worked with companies to make sure their ICO is legally compliant. Here are some answers to help shed some light on the whole new world of business funding. 
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Topics: Investing Basics, Business Funding

Market Reaction post SEC release on Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

On July 25, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) also known as Token Sales. This blog provides a summary of the SEC’s press release as well as an analysis the market reaction after the release.

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Topics: Business Funding

Revenue sharing - next on the sharing economy agenda?

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 23, 2017 1:40:00 PM

An analysis of the shift of the American consumerist society towards a minimalistic trend.

During time of crisis, youThe US economy has showed incredible resilience during and after the 2008 financial crisis and new innovative companies were born.

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Topics: Revenue Sharing

The Present of ICO Crowdfunding With Investor James Sowers

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 20, 2017 5:26:01 PM

This week I’ve met with an angel investor and crypto enthusiast James Sowers to catch up on latest trends and developments in blockchain and business funding industry. The rise of the ICO led to active discussions around the regulations for this type of crowdfunding from the US residents. We can see some of the registered funding portals actually adding token sales to their offerings. So what is happening in the world of crowdfunding?

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Topics: Investing Basics, Entrepreneurs Story

What is Revenue Sharing and how is Startwise Revenue Sharing different?

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Generally defined as the practice of sharing a business's profits and losses among different groups within or associated with that business. Where the different groups might include partners, employees and collaborators.

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Topics: Using Startwise, Revenue Sharing

Teaming Up With Consumer Product Enthusiasts

Posted by Startwise on Sep 17, 2017 6:07:49 PM

Hardware is hard. Beyond the usual business hurdles and risks, designing and manufacturing with trusted partners is a challenge for most of the product companies. This also makes them a more risky deal for potential investors. That is one of the reasons it is hard to raise money for product companies.

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Topics: Startwise Team, Business Resources

10 Rules Andrew Carnegie Used To Become One Of The World's Richest Men

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 13, 2017 10:50:16 AM

When Andrew Carnegie arrived in the US in 1848, he had barely a dollar in his pocket. By 1901, he was the richest man in the world. Deciding to share his wisdom, he helped pioneer the self-help genre by participating in publishing of " Think and Grow Rich " in 1937 that has become one of the top-selling books of all time.

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Topics: Investing Basics, Personal Finance

Types of Crowdfunding

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Crowdfunding in the United States started around 1997 and have slowly evolved together with the securities and exchange regulations. The two early types of crowdfunding have been in the form of donation and rewards-based crowdfunding. With the new legislations, equity and debt-based crowdfunding have started to increase in popularity. Although they are all under the same umbrella term “crowdfunding” each type is significantly different and we will try to shed some light by explaining each one of them.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Business Funding

Business plan template

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 8, 2017 7:01:09 AM


In this blog, you will have a quick overview of some important questions that you should keep in mind when writing your business plan. We are looking forward to help you fundraise on your terms and grow your business.

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources