Pitching your idea to investors can be nerve-racking. Even with lots of practice, it’s easy to find yourself clamoring for the right words. That being said, certain mistakes can mean the end for you and your business. With that in mind, we asked seven members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) t Read More
Many think of crowdfunding as a solo activity – a single visionary launches a campaign – but Indiegogo reports team-based projects raise 94% more funds. Already, equity startups know the power of a strong crowdfunding team, so why not introduce this tactic to rewards- and donation-based crowdfundin Read More
For learning purposes, I find negative examples to always be particularly powerful. This is why I find the final chapter titled “Caveat! Campaign Cripplers” a fitting way to end the book: after having learned the right way to do things, the reader gets to reflect what they’ve learned on the common Read More
Just because an entrepreneur can create an equity listing, does not mean that he or she should. In fact, many equity crowdfunding projects are not yet ripe enough for the responsibilities that ensue a funding round. Read More
You can think of 506(c) offerings and crowdfunding as cousins. Both aim to make it easier for companies to tap into a diverse network of investors, and both harness the potential of new technologies to raise capital quickly and cheaply. But, there are some crucial differences between the two... Read More
By Emily Trant

Routinely using an overdraft can seem like an unavoidable option as far as many small businesses are concerned. However, there are alternatives if you’re worried by the costs or potential consequences associated with an overdraft.

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In today’s business climate, there are literally hundreds of ways to fundraise, and the journey is usually far more complex and daunting that simply soliciting a loan from your favorite rich uncle.

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There are a variety of extremely well ran businesses that will never make it to an Initial Public Offering. A small fraction of ownership in these lifestyle businesses will rarely ever turn into a multi-million dollar investment, and thus would not make sense as an equity investment. At the same ti Read More
Startups in need of capital commonly depart with 10% to 30% equity. Sundry factors determine where in this range a startup falls, but the minority-majority dynamic almost always comes into play. For royalty crowdfunding, however, ownership is not much of a concern. Instead, projects calculate their Read More

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