Wall Street Journal Report By Suzanne Barlyn
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Ms. Barlyn's WSJ WebWatch
article provides a great overview of online resources for entrepereneurs. Her curated review includes a summary of content providers in four business start-up topics: franchising, managing technology, legal, and finding financing. Let me know if this list helps you find the information that you are looking for to launch and grow your business.
By: Gregory T. Huang
Every once in a while, an investment model comes along that turns the innovation community on its head. The venture capital industry, still less than 50 years old, is one example. Now an emerging paradigm called royalty-based financing, applied to early-stage startups, may be another. The approach has its roots in the Boston area, and is starting to generate some serious buzz in the Northwest. If you’re a VC, angel investor, or entrepreneur, it definitely needs to be on your radar.
Who needs angel or venture capital funding to get their business or product idea off the ground? If you’ve been holding back because of it, you might just find there’s help out there, fueled by the community, and managed by some of these fantastic sites, which can help you fund your idea, business startup or art, film, music projects. For many people, the thought of taking significant financial risk holds them back from jumping head-long into launching the idea that has been stuck in the recesses of their head.
I've compiled a little collection of crowdfunding websites and web applications that are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to raise the moolah to operationalize that amazing idea.
Small amounts really do add up. Give one of these sites a try – both as a giver and if you are running a nonprofit consider how your organization might benefit from using some of these services. Post your profile with your project description on one of the crowdfunding websites to start your fundraising campaign and change the world.
9 Reasons To CrowdFund Your Next Idea
Posted in Fundraising
, Tips & Advice
by Vanessa Stewart November 18, 2010
The biggest benefit of crowdfunding is raising the money you need to make your project or idea a reality. But what other benefits does crowdfunding provide over and above raising extra cash?
Here are nine reasons why crowdfunding can enhance your fundraising efforts:
What are you working on and how can I help? The first response from the early stage entrepreneur is how to improve their cash flow, how to raise start-up capital, where to find the dinero to jumpstart their new businesses. Amidst the chaos of the financial meltdown, most of us overlook the social aspects and usefulness of the internet for fund-raising.
Enter Crowd Funding.