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Tax Cuts Force Teachers to Crowdfund

Arizonans can thank their Republican legislature for subjecting their schools to a larger percent-change cut in education funding from 2008 to 2014 than any other state. So, teachers there are turning to crowdfunding to replace supplies, books and other educational … Continue reading

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Maryland Helps Entrepreneurs

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) generated nearly $1 billion in economic contributions to the state’s economy last year. TEDCO’s efforts also generated 4,358 jobs, with an average salary of $74,700 — about $11,000 higher than the statewide average. A … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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Fewer Startups Hurt U.S. Economy

Two economics professors have determined that the U.S. will suffer over a trillion dollars of lost business output due to the lack of new business startups in recent years. Messrs. Prescott and Ohanian have determined that the number of new … Continue reading

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Investment Bankers Neutral on Crowd Funding

BDO USA,  a national accounting firm, perceives that crowd funding would enable companies to postpone doing an IPO by having the ability to raise capital in a (form of) public offering of up to $1 million. However, based on BDO’s … Continue reading

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