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Pay Today, Get Tomorrow – A Real Business Model

Christina Bechold writes in the Wall Street Journal about how to start a start-up: ” Ask ‘Does anyone else really want this?’ You go door-to-door. You collect data points. You figure out who your competition is. You ask your friends … Continue reading

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Fighting Crowdfunding Failure

Crowdfunding is now a pretty established way of raising funds for your project, but 57% of projects (on Kickstarter, for example) fail. So, to up your odds, Seed&Spark, a film makers portal has provided “The Introvert’s Guide to Crowdfunding,” with … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Crowdfund

Think venture capitalists are elitist? It’s worse than you think. They’re also apparently biased towards good looking men. Forget your projections, toss away the business plan. Maybe a trip to the plastic surgeon would be more helpful. WaPo reports “A … Continue reading

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Funding Portals Can Charge Commissions

The staff of the SEC has clarified that, notwithstanding Rule 401(a) that says that a funding portal may not “compensate employees, agents or other persons …based on the sale of securities displayed” on the platform, ┬áthe portals themselves may charge … Continue reading

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