Top 9 Advantages of Investment Crowdfunding

1. Streamlined fundraising process
2. Access to larger network of investors
3. Guidance during fundraising
4. Clear display of brand
5. Legal advantage
6. Companies can vet their investors
7. Easy access to startups
8. Streamlined investing process
9. Investment Visibility

For detail on each of these, checkout the article on Forbes.

SEC Progress and concerns

While we wait for the SEC to provide the details on Crowdfunding, we continue to speculate on how the industry will be regulated.

http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/sec-forum-covers-jobs-act-crowdfunding-progress-and-concerns-/21541

Focus on Who, What and How Before Crowdfunding Your Project

Before you an criwdsoyrce, you need to put together a strategy. You need to know who you are looking to donate/ invest and what you really need/ want. lastly you need to be able to explain how you are going to execute your plan.

Here is a good article about this process. . .

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2223870/Focus-on-Who-What-and-How-Before-Crowdfunding-Your-Project

Emotional Rate of Return

Whereas most financial investments only rely on an ROI, crowdfunding has an Emotional Rate of Return

Check out the article and a breakdown of the equation here:

Emotional rate of return – is it calculable?

Here’s How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

It’s election season (duh!) and we’re told the focus is on the economy and jobs. Yes, the unemployment figures went down at the end of September to under 8 percent, which is better than before. But there’s no doubt about it, the economy and jobs picture in America is still bleak for some. CLICK HERE for the full article

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Crowd-Funding 101: What Every Musician Needs for a Successful Campaign

Brooklyn-based guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Sonia Montez failed her first time around at a crowd-funding attempt. Her Kickstarter campaign only funded 25 percent and she had to walk away with no money at all.

CLICK HERE for the full article

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