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Wrapping up 2012, five hundred and thirty-six active portals existed worldwide, a number that has since skyrocketed due to an enormous amount of media attention and a Western push towards equity crowdfunding. Compared to 2004, for instance, crowdfunding-related headlines appear 9,990% more often to Read More
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Cash flow concerns keep many a company director awake at night and the process of juggling payments can put huge pressure on any financial situation. There are of course many different methods of solving these issues but it’s no secret that traditional routes to finance have in Read More
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Crowdfunding Call to Action Best Practices

Crowdfunding Call to Action Best Practices Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 31 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on August 7, 2014 1:25 am
Advice from successful campaigns can help industry newcomers tremendously. Recently, CNBC published an article that does just this: A crowdfunding veteran highlights the popular mistakes projects make. Appearing on this list – “Forgetting to ask for a donation.” At first, this may seem commonsensic Read More

Budgeting a Crowdfunding Campaign!

Budgeting a Crowdfunding Campaign! Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 33 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on August 3, 2014 12:29 pm
Firstly, let’s distinguish a crowdfunding budget from a project goal. A budget concerns strictly the operational costs (fees and taxes included), whereas a goal incorporates both the budget and target. If a project’s goal equals $1600, for example, perhaps the crowdfunding budget accounts for $300 Read More
Ever thought about going on Shark Tank to raise some capital for your business? In this post we break down one entrepreneur's appearance on the show. We discuss some things he did right and the one mistake that killed his chance to make a deal. Read More

App Developers Turn to Royalty-Based Crowdfunding.

App Developers Turn to Royalty-Based Crowdfunding. Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 52 days ago
Made Hot by: AmyJordan on July 16, 2014 4:51 pm
Paul Neiderer, an international equity crowdfunding authority, predicts royalty-based crowdfunding will attract more businesses by 2020 as better systems emerge for revenue management and disbursement. While this pocket of the industry does not quite compete with the equity sector today, perhaps th Read More
The reality is that most ventures do not qualify for venture capital and never will. According to the Small Business Administration, about 600,000 new businesses are started in the U.S. each year, and the number of startups funded by VCs was about 300. This means that the probability of an average Read More

How to Get Investors Send Their Money to Your Startup

How to Get Investors Send Their Money to Your Startup Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.bizepic.com 67 days ago
Made Hot by: OpenSourceMedia on July 3, 2014 12:46 pm
Have you ever wondered how funders discover top founders? Founders are different from one to another, and spotting one is difficult. Here are some tips. Read More

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