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Crowdfunding Helps Those Less Connected

It takes money to make money. According to a survey in the UK, ” those who owned homes were more likely to start up on their own, and 30% more likely than renters to see their company‚Äôs third anniversary. ” … Continue reading

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Slow Start For Intra-State Crowdfunding

Guess what? Crowdfunding is hard. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that small businesses in states that have adopted intra-state crowdfunding rules are finding it difficult to raise capital from non-accredited investors. Reasons vary, but risk of the return of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming The Norm For Startups

The Kaufman Foundation has found that most startups finance their businesses using, in the following order 67.2% used personal savings, 51.8% bank loans, 34.0% credit cards, 20.9% family, 11.9% business acquaintances, 7.7% angel investors, 7.5% close friends, 6.5% venture capital, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for a Cause

Movie star Karen Black (“Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces”), 73, was first diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010. With little savings and living on a pension, she has turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to raise up to $22,000 … Continue reading

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