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Crowdfunding Comes With Tax Issues

Bad news, crowdfunders. Tax professionals are saying that the Internal Revenue Service (and probably your friendly State tax collector) believe that all moneys you receive from crowdfunding is taxable income. Guess what? That DVD reward, it’s considered a “sale” and … Continue reading

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New Crowd Funding Site Helps Companies Raise Time

The cool thing about crowdfunding is that it started as a way to raise donations (eg, public radio) then morphed into rewards, then into equity and now CrowdRaising is starting a platform where you “donate” your time instead of money. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything.  ;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Reward Valuation Increases Second Time Around

If Hillary had this, perhaps things would be different. Proton Mail, a Swiss encrypted email service, started life by crowdfunding selling a limited number of Lifetime accounts for $997 raising $2.5M. It is back in the market now with a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film About Crowdfunding

The documentary film “Kickstarted” that was crowdfunded and is about crowdfunding on Kickstarter is now playing on Vimeo. After raising $87,000 for production costs, the filmmakers followed “a musician, a filmmaker and a pair of inventors as they pursue their … Continue reading

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Why This Entrepreneur Likes Equity Crowdfunding

An equity crowdfunder has praised the Crowd Fund Act notwithstanding the regulatory “burden,” because: financial transparency in a startup should be a non-issue; potential liability risk from disgruntled investors should be low due to the disclosures required to be made … Continue reading

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