I’ve always wanted to be able to give folks—lots of folks—a stake in the future of my company, iGive.
But as charitable as my business approach may be (every time you shop at the nearly 1,500 retailers in our network, a percentage of what you spend goes to your favorite charity, from among the 35,000 participating ones), the overhead of being a traditional public company made the idea of giving people a stake in iGive foolish.
That’s why I am excited about impending government regulation. For once, new regulations may make it easier for iGive and other small businesses to affordably finance themselves—through crowdfunding. They may also make it possible to give many others a stake in our future growth in ways that didn’t previously exist.
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