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Why You Should Get Ready for Crowdfunding Right Now!

23 Dec

Start Crowdfunding with Smart Business Practices

Why Your Company Needs to Get Ready for Crowdfunding Right Now!

If you are a start-up company or an existing business and have recently tried to get a small business loan, you are probably aware of why crowdfunding is becoming so popular on a worldwide basis. Since 2008, banks and lending institutions have made it down right impossible to get a loan. Raising money through a venture capitalist has also become a very expensive process due to the economic and legal barriers that investors have to go through and the paperwork you have to file with the SEC.

The good news is that President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, which will change the securities laws in the United State dramatically. As soon as the SEC issues their final Crowdfunding guidelines, accredited investors and communities of social networks will be allowed to invest in the companies for an equity investment position through one of several hundred crowdfunding portal sites.

But what should a company know before they start the crowdfunding process? What types of research should they conduct in order to select the best crowdfunding portal for your business model?  Download the following white paper  to learn how to:

  1. Incorporate Best Business Practices
  2. Protect Your Potential Capital Raise
  3. Avoid Delays: Ensure Structural Compliance
  4. Establish your Marketing and Community Platform
  5. Seizing the Crowdfunding Opportunity

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Start Crowdfunding with Smart Business Practices

Consumer Interest in Crowdfund Investing

23 Dec

Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding – Funding Launchpad

Interest in crowdfunding is rapidly growing, and investment crowdfunding is nearing legalization in the US. Funding Launchpad recently completed a consumer research study on crowdfunding. Here are the highlights:

  • A majority of consumers polled are aware of crowdfunding (55%)
  • Of aware consumers, about half have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign (46%). We expect this
    figure to rise as consumers become more familiar with crowdfunding, and as the variety of campaigns to
    contribute to grows
  • A very small number of crowdfunding platforms dominate the landscape. While the leading platforms of
    this field may change, crowdfunding is likely to remain a “winner-takes-most” environment.
  • Consumers with more prior exposure to crowdfunding have a greater interest in investment
  • A majority of consumers expect to invest a relatively modest amount (under $1,000) in two to four
    projects per year
  • Campaigns that offer both rational and emotional incentives to invest are most likely to succeed

Consumer Crowdfunding Research Table of Contents:

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Overview
3. Background
A. History
B. Crowdfunding Models
4. Key Findings
A. Awareness
B. Contributions
C. Interest in Investment Crowdfunding
D. Per Year Investment Levels
E. Motivation Factors
5. Conclusions
6. About Funding Launchpad

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Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding - Funding Launchpad

Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding – Funding Launchpad

How Crowdfund Investing Helps Solve Three Socioeconomic Challenges

21 Dec

How Crowdfund Investing Helps
Solve Three Pressing Socioeconomic Challenges

History of the U.S. Crowdfunding Industry

Looking for information on the evolution of the crowdfunding industry in the United States?  The Crowdfund Capital Advisors was formed by the principal parties that worked the United States Congress to solve one America’s biggest problems, raising venture capital for small businesses.  Without a source of start-up capital hundreds of thousands of Americans with great business ideas will never get off the ground.  That means very few new jobs will be created.

The U.S. Jobs Act 2012

The JOBS Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012.  And as soon as the SEC issues the final regulatory guidelines by which all crowdfunding platforms must abide, 98% more unaccredited Americans will be able to invest up to $2,000 per year in their favorite start-up companies.  The other 2% of accredited investors will be able to invest an unlimited amount.

$300 Billion Private Stimulus Package

Why is that important? If Americans invest just 1% of their savings via crowdfund investing, this policy change will deliver over $300 billion to the small businesses, which will stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation.  These results are achieved without any US government spending, which means taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill.  More importantly, instead of the U.S. Government steering America, the citizens will decide where to put their hard-earned dollars to work.  Not just to help out their favorite businesses, but to do what Americans do best; make money.

Jump Starting America’s Economy

And when people start pooling their money together to give start-ups the venture capital small business needed to get started, hundreds of thousands of them are going to open up shop, rent office space, buy office supplies, buy a fleet of cars and the tools their workers will need to do their work and, of course, they are going to hire lots of the new people to help them run their business.  And when all those new workers start making money, what will they do with it? Spend of course and that is going inject lots of money back into the economy and jump start America’s economy.

Read the Crowdfunding Research Report

This is just a prelude to what is inside this research report. We highly recommend you read the full history of the pioneers of the crowdfunding industry and why both side of Congress agreed and made this one of fastest bills every pushed through Congress.

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How Crowdfunding Helps Solve Three Pressing Socioeconomic Challenges

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