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The How-To of Business Funding (Part Two)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Two. Different Sources of Capital.

Starting and growing a business requires capital - what if you are a small business and investors are not chasing you yet? Here are some sources that successful entrepreneurs use when fundraising for their companies.

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business

The How-To of Business Funding (Part One)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 3, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Part One. The Basics of Raising Capital

Starting and growing a business requires capital. But what if fundraising is your worst nightmare? Here are some tips that have been used by successful entrepreneurs to fund their companies.

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business

How To Make Your Campaign Page A Facebook Tab

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jun 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Crowdfunding is a great alternative way to raise capital for your business. The general perception is that it requires a lot of work - which is somewhat true. If you spend some time putting together a detailed strategy, it will actually be easier than you think. So what should you do in order to make your crowdfunding life easier? Well I think we found a small hack ;)

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business

20 Simple Rules For Smart Investors To Build Wealth

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

#1 Always trust yourself
The herd mentality causes all these IQ’s to become paralyzed. 

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Topics: Investment Tips, What is your investment strategy?, Personal Finance

The Best Way to Diversify Your Crowdfunding Investments

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 24, 2017 7:50:00 AM

When it comes to crowd investing, there are two main options: equity and debt. In equity-based crowdfunding, investors fund a business in exchange for equity - the ownership shares in the company. In this model, they usually get a return on their investment in a one-time payment and only when and if the business is acquired or goes public (‘has an exit’). Unfortunately, statistic shows, that only 1 out of 10 companies get acquired or go public, and there is always the chance that the value of purchased shares could fall below the original purchase price.

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Topics: Investment Tips, Important Basics, What is your investment strategy?

Regulation Crowdfunding: One year In Force

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 16, 2017 3:11:21 PM

The new crowdfunding rules – Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) – are celebrating 1 year anniversary of being in force on May 16th. The new rules open new opportunities for both sides. Business owners have an alternative to funding their companies from a bigger number of supporters. At the same time, all U.S. residents can finally invest in entrepreneurs they believe in.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding Trends

Why Women And Minorities Are More Successful In Crowdfunding

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The new crowdfunding rules (Title III of the JOBS Act) are going to celebrate 1 year anniversary of being in force. Regulation crowdfunding opened new opportunities for both individuals and businesses. It enables the crowd - so every US resident, to invest in startups and small businesses while participating in the financial return. The goal of the Act was to make it easier for entrepreneurs and business owners to access capital to grow their companies. At the same time, this created an equal opportunity for people, not the Wall Street and Silicon Valley bulls, to potentially create a secondary income. But the new rules seem to be creating further impact.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding Trends

How to Fund Your Business With Help From the Crowd (Infographic)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Apr 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Crowdfunding is becoming a more popular way to fund a business. If before for the idea stage projects the options were pretty clear - either Kickstarter for more tech related products or Indiegogo for more artistic projects, today the number of crowdfunding options keep growing and evolving.

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business, Regulation Crowdfunding Basics

Regulation Crowdfunding – What We’ve Learned from the First 100 Campaigns

Posted by Brian Collins on Mar 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Although regulation crowdfunding under the newly approved Title III to the JOBS Act has only been possible for less than a year, already 100 campaigns have been launched. This number exceeded my estimations and I’m sure impressed many lawmakers on Capitol Hill who were initially doubtful about the potential of regulation crowdfunding. While not every campaign has been successful, the sheer amount of campaigns launched validates the need for this market.

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Topics: Crowdfunding Trends

How You Can Benefit From Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Mar 14, 2017 7:20:00 AM

Today, the new crowdfunding rules enable every American to invest in small businesses and startups while getting a financial return - instead of a t-shirt or a product. One of the models gaining popularity is investing in companies in return for a share of their revenues. This is a perfect model for business owners who run local companies - like that cool coffee shop you work from every other day or that awesome artisan making the unique jewelry everyone compliments you on. The best part is that you need less money to start investing than traditional methods - investing as small as $200 could pay for a few extra cups of coffee in a few months.

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Topics: Crowdfunding Trends, Investment Tips, Investing Trends