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D.C. Intra-State Crowdfunding Finds Success

Two talented bakers, a lease and a dream.The remaining ingredient is startup capital. In D.C., the secret sauce may be the EquityEats’ funding portal where any resident or business can ante up fto $10,000 to buy a piece of Bluebird … Continue reading

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Do You Trust Your Broker?

When your broker suggests that you put your money into one of her picks, is it good for you? Brokers’ duties include fair dealing, suitable recommendations, accurate disclosure, trade only by client instruction and avoiding excessive trading.  See: http://www.finrafoundation.org/web/groups/foundation/@foundation/documents/foundation/p119054.pdf However, there … Continue reading

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Downsides To Crowdfunding

UK columnist, Chris Buckingham, lists the downsides to crowdfunding in his recent article, including, disclosure of your business idea or intellectual property prematurely, the management time taken to do crowdfunding correctly, dealing with (perhaps unsophisticated) investors, potential tax issues, getting … Continue reading

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