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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

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

The How-To of Business Funding (Part Four)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Four. The Debt Investment Instruments.

Small businesses are often in need of quick capital that can’t be accessed through traditional sources like bank loans or credit cards. The financial crisis of 2008 left hundreds of thousands of small businesses with restrained demand for working capital to grow their businesses. 

Banks severely restricted access to capital, disproportionately affecting small and medium size businesses: annual loan originations to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue fell dramatically between 2007 and 2013. Only 2.4 million traditional loans were originated to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue in 2013, down 54% from 2007. This created an opportunity for new players.

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Topics: Business Funding

Awesome Calendar To Help You Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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

Promoting the crowdfunding campaign is timeconsuming and hard work - but it is the key to successfully closing the amount of capital you are looking for. This job can be made easier by detailed planning ahead. We wanted to give you a sample marketing calendar to make your life easier when promoting your crowdfunding campaign.

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

The How-To of Business Funding (Part Three)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Three. When Pitching to Investors.

How does one meet and spark investor interest? Which investor should you consider? How to close the deal on good terms? Every founder is searching for answers on these questions when raising capital for their business. 

Fundraising is a necessary but complex task that startups periodically endure. But startup investing is rapidly evolving - so you have more options today to fund a business than ever before. Here are some useful tips on how to close a deal with an investor.

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Topics: Business Funding

How To Get Your Crowdfunding Covered In Press

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

The vital part of any successful crowdfunding campaign is active promotion of it on social media as well as in relevant press. You can easily find general strategy about compiling the press lists:

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

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: Business Funding

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: Business Funding