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The Ultimate Crowdfunding Checklist

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 4, 2014

  The popularity of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped thousands of people, including myself, get access to capital to bring products and services to market. Raising money via crowdfunding to launch products, or even sell equity in your company is entirely possible. The main problem with these platforms is the majority of people only hear about the extreme successes which raised millions of dollars. As…

5 Creative Ways to Raise Money (Without Giving up Equity)

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / June 20, 2012

We started Arden Reed, a custom menswear company, with only our savings. After a few months of operating, our cash had dwindled down to a few thousand dollars.  We had people knocking on our doors to invest and we still do, but we wanted to retain our equity for as long as possible. The founder of Maxim Magazine, Felix Dennis, once said, “Never, never, never, never hand over…

Course: Raising Money for Startups

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 19, 2012

Looking to raise money for your company? It’s a common obstacle for many business owners who need capital to either get off the ground or to expand what they currently have going. This is exactly what entrepreneur & investor, Naval Ravikant wants to help you with in his course for startups. Who is Naval Ravikant? He was a co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (IPO via…

New Law Will Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money: Crowdfund Act

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / April 6, 2012

It could be easier for you to launch your next great idea. Now, thanks to a provision of the recently enacted JOBS Act authorizing “crowdfunding,” instead of trying to convince big banks and Wall Street to back your business, you will soon be able to turn to Main Street. The provision, dubbed the CROWDFUND Act, brings securities laws and regulations into the Internet age.  It’s designed to boost…

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