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How to Make Money and Create Jobs by Teaching Crowdfunding Training Classes in Your City, State or Country

17 Jul

Did you know that 50% of the 48 contiguous United States don’t have one single crowdfunding training class? That means anyone with a marketing degree can make $49 to $399 per student teaching people how to launch crowdfunding campaigns

By Robert Hoskins

Austin, Texas – One thing that amazes me about the crowdfunding industry is the lack of training programs or community outreach programs that are available on a nationwide basis.  There are plenty of crowdfunding professionals that offer training programs, boot camps and workshops in major metropolitan areas, but what about cities with a population of less than 500,000 people?

How to Launch a Crowdfunding Training Program in Your City or State

Teach a Crowdfunding Training Class in Your City or State to Help Small Businesses to Create New Jobs

In most cases, cities with a population of 100,000 or more people usually have a Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council, SBA, SBDC,  and/or SCORE  offices that are setup specifically to help entrepreneurs and startups write business plans and find venture capital.

What surprises me the most about these organizations is that they don’t offer one single local crowdfunding training class on how to use crowdfunding  campaigns to raise money to get small businesses off the ground. Why is that?

There so many smart people out there that already teach business planning, business development, finance, marketing, etc.  Why not include a crowdfunding training class to teach entrepreneurs how to take advantage of the growing $10 billion crowdfunding industry?

Crowdfunding training classes, boot camps and workshops are charging anywhere from $49 for online classes to $399 for onsite conference training programs? Why not roll out these revenue generating programs to rural  America? Anyone familiar with the co-op business model should be able to quickly understand the concept of working with a whole community to share the cost of launching new businesses together.

 Anyone with a marketing background or public speaking experience should be able to read through the standard crowdfunding educational training program and with a little practice could teach millions of Americans how to launch successful crowdfunding campaigns to raise money to start new businesses.

To get a sense of the void of crowdfunding training classes available throughout the United States, please click on the state links below to see how many states have only one or zero crowdfunding training programs:

United States Crowdfunding Training Programs:

 

American Territories:

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CrowdIt CEO Graf Pitches Crowdfunding to Springfield Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Council

23 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

CrowdIt CEO Presents to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council

CrowdIt CEO Presents to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council

Who: Jason Graf
Co-Founder and CEO
CrowdIt
Graf is the CEO and founder of CrowdIt. He has received multiple business awards, including the Springfield Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2012) and Go Magazine’s “20 Under 30” (2006). Graf’s passion for business, marketing, planning and financing has helped other business owners through his position as a business intermediary with Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. His career includes finance, beginning in 2000 as a loan officer and later becoming a branch manager at Primary Residential Mortgage. In 2004 he founded Graf Financial Services and Paragon Global, where he served as CEO, owner and manager for three years.
What: The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding:  What is it and How Can I Use it to Acquire Capital Today?
A simple definition of crowdfunding is fundraising through large amounts of people giving small amounts of money. Crowdfunding as a means of acquiring capital, is a growing trend and is expected to become a $300 billion market. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012. The law modifies certain requirements new public companies must abide by and the length of time companies have to comply. The JOBS Act addresses, among other items, the number of shareholders a company may have, exempts companies from registering public offerings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and relieves “emerging growth companies” from certain regulatory requirements. In this presentation, Graf will explain crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and how entrepreneurs can position themselves to provide ancillary services in this emerging marketplace.
When: Wed., April 3, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
Where Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield MO. 65806

Click here to register

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