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Better Business Bureau Rates Crowdfunding Portals

The Houston Better Business Bureau has put out guidance for consumers about crowdfunding and has even accredited two in their area. “BBB has determined that NextSeed TX, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding A Gut Investment Or Is A Ratings Firm Needed?

The equity crowdfunding field is getting crowded with companies that have product ideas, prototypes or even actual businesses. Everyday, non-accredited investors can now wager on the future of these businesses, but the disclosure about them remains rather nominal. So, in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding the Next Bachelor/Bachelorette?

CNBC reports that the Bachelor earns a salary of over $100,000 but the women frequently have to quit their jobs and some spent a small fortune on clothes hoping to find love. Contestants tell of one woman spending about $40,000 … Continue reading

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Queen For A Day

It’s not really crowdfunding, more like Queen for a Day, but CNBC, not to be outdone by A&E, is ramping up a new series called “Crowd Rules” starting May 14. Three small businesses “compete in front of an audience of … Continue reading

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Will Hollywood Ruin Crowd Funding?

Has film crowd funding jumped the shark? The Verionica Mars Kickstarter deal has left a bad taste for some funders who are asking: why is a  Hollywood studio begging for crowd money; Kristen Bell is rich, why isn’t she using … Continue reading

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Get Cash Now?

American ingenuity fills the void in crowd funding with Zacks Investment Research* promoting its beta website for free ratings of what it is calling “301 offerings.” Zacks is advertising on Google now, suggesting that companies can “get cash today” even … Continue reading

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