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6 Ways the SEC’s JOBS Act Will Affect Your Small Business

6 Ways the SEC’s JOBS Act Will Affect Your Small Business

Have you heard of that JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act thing, part of which the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is putting into effect Sept. 23? The answer should be yes, especially if you’re an entrepreneur, because it’s about to change the way you can get investing come Monday. As with any governmental regulations or legislation, making sense when reading the original text is near impossible. Luckily, you’re about to get an overview of the six most important things you need to know about the changes set to begin next week when Title II of the JOBS Act goes into effect. Less restrictions on…

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The Indentured Future

The Indentured Future

Two weekends ago, President Obama provided a thoughtful interview to The New York Times about the frayed state of the country’s social and economic fabric. The president highlighted points about America’s widening income inequality, unemployment and our ephemeral belief in the American Dream. True, economic mobility is fostered with more employment and rising income levels, but to ascend the economic ladder, the colloquy should center on establishing paths of wealth creation. Decades ago, the late Dr. Louis Kelso posited the theory of binary economics, simply stating that there were two types of “earners”: “wage earners”, those who work for a paycheck which alone provided the extent of…

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Seedrs: In Crowdfunding, Momentum is King

Seedrs: In Crowdfunding, Momentum is King

The more than 17,000 investors who have joined Seedrs since our launch in July 2012 break down into two broad categories. The vast majority are “independent” investors, people who have come to Seedrs to discover and invest in great startups. The smaller group by number—but not, as this post will explain, by importance—are “network” investors who joined Seedrs in order to invest in a specific startup that they had learned about from a friend, family member or someone in their external network. For a startup seeking capital through Seedrs, the independent investors often seem like the most exciting of the two. These are people whom…

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ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed [...]

Crowdfunding sites help Boulder County residents raise money to pay for treatmentsBoulder Daily CameraHer health insurance, once she reached the $2,000 deductible, covered most of the chemotherapy, but she has been receiving extra treatment at the Helios clinic in Boulder and is parti [...]

The IndependentFrench Chateau bought by 10000 people through crowdfunding schemeThe IndependentIn countries where castles aren't snapped up by The National Trust and immediately furnished with a tearoom and gift shop, other ways must be found to preserve historical buildings. The [...]

CurbedReal estate crowdfunding expands into more niche marketsCurbedTo those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool funds o [...]

WKRN.comFranklin mother, son warn of crowdfunding dangers after scamWKRN.comFRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands of dollars raised through crowdfunding lost, as a family seeks possible legal action against one of their own. Now a Franklin mother warns others of the dangers of crowdfundi [...]

Taste of CountryKatie Armiger Crowdfunding Legal Fees as More Label Lawsuits FlyTaste of CountryKatie Armiger has turned to her fans to ask for help in funding her ongoing legal battle with her former record label, Cold River Records. Armiger released four albums via Cold River from 2 [...]

MashableLearn how to get your big idea off the ground with crowdfundingMashableJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Instead of fielding requests from your friends to donate to their Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns, w [...]

Crowdfunding is maturing in TurkeyHurriyet Daily NewsCrowdfunding has deep roots in the Turkish culture. Many Turkish entrepreneurs turn to their families and friends who are generous investors. If a friend wants to invest in a business, his/her friends usually chip in. In villages, p [...]

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