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Rewards-Based or Equity Crowdfunding: Which is Best for My Business?

One of the most popular methods of fundraising for a startup is the use of crowdfunding platforms. With crowdfunding, people choose to make a donation through an approved funding platform to help raise money for a specific venture or project. If you're considering crowdfunding, it's important to have an understanding of the various models available...
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Crowdfunding is on the Rise: Here’s What That Means for Entrepreneurs

It's fair to say that starting a business is bittersweet, especially in 2021. On one hand, it's exciting to realize your entrepreneurial dream, but on the other hand, common challenges like raising business capital can discourage entrepreneurs from progressing a business venture. However, even during the pandemic, new business applications were at an all-time high. By...
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7 Crowdfunding Tips for Securing Funds During COVID-19

Crowdfunding is a challenging endeavor even in the best of times. Recent data indicates that from January 2014 to the present day, only 22.9 percent of crowdfunding projects met their funding goals. Combine this with the harsh economic and social realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it becomes clear how strong the headwinds are for...
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7 Alternatives to VC Funding That Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

News, television and other media have pushed venture capital from specialized financing vehicle to the mainstream. It would be easy to assume, then, that venture capital is a good fit for every startup, but that’s not the case at all. In particular, venture capital is often not a good fit for startups. Taking venture capital...
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5 Creative Financing Tools to Kickstart Your Business

Traditional banks today aren’t typically willing to lend to startup ventures, unless you have a stellar track record and money already in the bank. Only 30 percent of businesses are bank-funded, according to Linda Jenkins, CEO of the Gold Alliance Group, so odds are good that you may need to get creative in order to...
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5 Steps to Transform Your Idea into a Profitable Business Using Crowdfunding

If you’re an entrepreneur with a new business idea, landing investors and launching your business can pose a paradoxical “chicken and egg” scenario: You need one to get the other, so how do you get started without either? Many companies use crowdfunding campaigns to bring novel concepts to market, raising small amounts of capital from...
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The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs: Crowdfunding Hacks

The following is excerpted from "Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs" by Nathalie Molina Niño with Sara Grace, published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Nathalie Molina Niño LLC. Hack 35: Win the crowd Crowdfunding—all types—seems to be the one area...
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Creative Funding Options for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Startups and small businesses are a vital part of the U.S. economy: they serve as an incubator for innovation, make a significant contribution to the national GDP, and provide opportunities for diverse groups of people. In fact, nearly half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business and a 2015 SBA study...
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The Top 5 Startup Business Loan Options for Entrepreneurs

High-profile startups raised billions of dollars from venture capitalists in 2017, according to TechCrunch data. Even if you weren’t one of the lucky ones to attract VC money, you have more options than ever before for getting a startup business loan. Think outside the box to get the funding you need, as your options go...
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Social Finance and Retirement Account Loans

The world of finance for entrepreneurs and startups has gradually been changing since the last recession with alternative lending platforms and programs that illustrate the potential beyond the traditional funding sources. Now that new government regulations are recognizing the economic benefits that the startup boom is bringing, there is more space for new ways to get...