Many debt crowdfunding portals consistently churn out loans yielding returns of 10% or more. To an amateur, not only is debt crowdfunding easier to understand than its equity equivalent, but these advertised returns are very attractive. The questions remains, then, can investors realistically expec Read More
Let’s be honest, when it comes to funding, it’s never as straightforward as business advisors, lenders, backers, and investors might have you think. And, if you’re a small business, it’s unlikely you can afford to pay someone to do all the legal research and nit-picky stuff that the big boys can... Read More
How do you envision the future of your business? Do you want the ability to attract investors and buyers? How can you do to convince these people that investment in your venture will lead to a significant return on investment? Here are 3 simple steps... Read More
With or without a prototype, crowdfunding product analysis enables innovators to critique their own designs and refine, improve or alter their offerings before pitching or collecting donations. Product analysis, however, depends entirely on circumstance and may change project-to-project. With that Read More
After hooking investors with an irresistible pitch, you need to build genuine relationships to procure funds. After the fact, these equity crowdfunding investor relations must continue; otherwise, you may face unnecessary professional challenges and legal obstacles. If you did not do so during the Read More
The adjective you often hear with “shareholder” is “disgruntled”. That is because they don’t feel like they are part of the ride. Shareholder communication is seen by most companies as an obligation rather than an opportunity. They grudgingly provide prescribed information that does nothing to exci Read More
Big names like Kickstarter and Indiegogo may dominate the discussion around crowdfunding, but there are hundreds of options, each with its own unique spin on raising money (and subsequently their own requirements and fees). Mountain View, Calif.-based Wrike, which makes project management software, Read More
Money management requires a lot of considerations. There are many factors to be aware of and consider where gold is concerned, this article highlights them. Read More
Finding and obtaining small business funding can seem like a daunting task for you as a small business owner, especially if your business is a startup and you have no experience sourcing capital. It may seem like it’s almost impossible to get the small business funding you need in the current econo Read More
There's an alternative way to finance your local business that you may not know about. Learn what Local Lift can do for you and how it can make your small business dreams come true. Read More

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