Creating Capital Channels With Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the greatest economic opportunity in our lifetime. Economists have predicted the crowdfunding marketplace to grow to $300 billion; some say it can even grow larger. The Jump Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, recent legislation dealing with regulations on investors using crowdfunding, was signed just over a year ago by President Obama and…

Creating Capital Channels With Crowdfunding

Creating Capital Channels With Crowdfunding Online Workshop

Crowdfunding is the greatest economic opportunity in our lifetime. Economists have predicted the crowdfunding marketplace to grow to $300 billion, some say it can even grow larger. The Jump Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, recent legislation dealing with regulations on investors using crowdfunding, was signed just over a year ago by President Obama and…

Move Carefully When Using Financing From Friends and Family

More than half of all small businesses in the U.S. are self-financed by the entrepreneurs themselves. The second most utilizing funding source isn’t banks or venture capitalists; it’s friends and family. And it’s understandable. Rather than having to introduce and prove yourself to strangers, you can make your case to people acquainted with your character,…

The Basics of Small Business Financial Reports

As SCORE mentors, we have the opportunity to see a wide variety of small business ideas. In nearly every discussion with a start-up client, we eventually get around to discuss the need for a sound business plan. The plan plots a road map for the entrepreneur and summarizes the business opportunity for a prospective investor…

Financing Can Help Veterans With Their Small Business Dreams

Every veteran knows that the key to success in any mission is preparation and having the tools necessary to complete the job. Success in the world of small business ownership is no different. Every start-up begins with a thoroughly researched strategy—the business plan—and resources to carry it out, among the most important of which is…