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Infographic: Startup Funding Trends That Will Shape 2013

| January 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

Ready or not 2013 is here! Funding is an integral part of getting your startup off the ground.  Last year, the rise of crowdfunding and a decline in venture capital investments opened new doors of possibilities for small businesses.  Here are some trends that will influence the funding environment for 2013: Image Credit:

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Crowdfunding vs. Traditional Investors

| January 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

As most entrepreneurs know, lack of access to capital is one of the biggest hurdles for startups to overcome. Some young companies try to avoid this problem by raising money through angel investors, venture capitalists, or other ways of private funding.  No startup just finds investors. It can take quality time that could be better […]

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Crowdfunding? Make Sure You Have the Crowd First

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

More and more entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding to raise dollars and awareness for their startup ideas, yet many people overlook a key principle: before you can get the funding, you have to have the crowd. A big misperception about crowdfunding is that you don’t need an audience or a marketing budget. That all you need […]

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Is Crowdfunding Right For Your Business?

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

There’s been a lot of recent buzz around crowdfunding, but is it best for your business? Crowdfunding can be particularly useful for idea stage startups, because without the figures to base a loan upon it can be difficult to get a bank to lend you the money, and often it’s too early for angel investors. Finding investors […]

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Ignore the Naysayers—The JOBS Act Will Create Jobs

| October 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

The JOBS Act, the law that allows companies to raise capital via “crowdfunding” for the first time, is appearing more and more in the news. Many people, rather than looking forward to raising capital, are instead raising alarms. Just to take a couple of examples, The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) called it a […]

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Startups – There’s a New Fuel Heading Your Way!

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

By this time, most startups and entrepreneurs have probably heard about the JOBS Act and the implications for the crowdfunding industry.  With the enabling legislation under the JOBS Act, startups will be able to utilize the power of the crowd to actually source investments as opposed to only soliciting donations for business ideas.   Startups […]

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