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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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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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Should Crowdfunding Be Part of Your COVID-19 Cash Flow Strategy?

As the economic shutdown continues, businesses are looking for funding to stay afloat. Federally funded programs have dried up, and public health concerns seem likely to prolong the economic shutdown. Thus, it’s important to use every resource at your disposal to keep your business afloat and emerge stronger on the other side. One often neglected...
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Small Business Crowdfunding: Best Crowdfunding Platforms in 2020

When you need funding to launch your startup or pilot an existing business through the next phase of growth, loans are an obvious choice. But if you want to go the nontraditional route and cast the net wider than business financing, you might consider crowdfunding instead. In a nutshell, this means raising capital to fund...
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Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship: Wallace Detroit Guitars and Pranzo Bags

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, interviews two entrepreneurs who are conscious of the environment in their business pursuits: Mark Wallace of Wallace Detroit Guitars, and Mary Lou Palazzolo of Pranzo Bags. First up, Jeff chats with Mark Wallace,...
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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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9 Essential Qualities of Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Online crowdfunding sounds like a no-brainer. Once you have a terrific business idea, your target audience helps you fund the business to get it off the ground. Right? It’s only once entrepreneurs start promoting their idea that the true difficulty of crowdfunding becomes real. When you consider that only 30 percent of crowdfunding campaigns achieve...
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11 Strategies to Develop a Powerful Belief in Yourself

Success requires that you believe in yourself 110 percent, 25 hours of every day. For some, this belief comes naturally. For others, it must be learned and can take years of practice. Here’s how these billionaires, icons and world-class performers accelerated the process of developing an unshakeable self-belief. 1. Win in your mind first You might...
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What to Do When Your Startup’s Crowdfunding Campaign Fails

Did you try but fail to raise money through crowdfunding? While crowdfunding is a great idea in theory, in execution, only 35 percent of Kickstarter projects earn the requested amount of money. If your campaign is unsuccessful the first time around, you still have plenty of great options to raise the money that your startup...
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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...
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How to Engage Your Community in a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Connecting with an engaged online community is key to a successful crowdfunding campaign. But it’s not enough to just gather followers and share your campaign. Once you’ve identified your community, it’s helpful to fine-tune your message by sorting your fans into one of three communities as outlined below. Each of these communities is looking for...
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Finding Funding When You’re a Hardware Startup

It should come as no surprise that launching a startup is a herculean task, especially when it comes to funding. And the task only gets more challenging when your startup is all about producing a real, physical product. Unlike software startups that are all about making code, a hardware startup has to deal with prototype creation and refinement,...