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Venture Capital Firms Bring in Money

 Venture Capital firms have been in existence for years, yet they do not always bring in as much money as they would hope. This year, however, is different. Since 2016 began, these types of firms have been able to collect money at a rate greater than they have in fifteen years. More surprisingly, they are […]

Equity Crowdfunding Legal Next Month 

  On May 16, 2016, Equity Crowdfunding for non-accredited investors will become legal. This was, of course, a part of the JOBS act that was passed in April of 2012, but the equity crowdfunding provision has been on hold and in debate for over three years. The Securities and Exchange Commission published extra regulations that […]

Choose Equity Crowdfunding Over Crowdfunding

Any company that has thought about raising money knows about websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which fund company startups through online donations by regular citizens. This crowdfunding practice is popular among small companies and online sensations. It works because the person(s) raising money offers a small incentive for donation. In The Oatmeal’s campaign, for example, everyone who […]

Is All Entrepreneurship Social?

The term ‘social entrepreneurship’ has become popular in the small business world. It’s a buzzword that is defined as utilizing entrepreneurial techniques to find solutions to social issues. A ‘social entrepreneur’ is a business owner who connects their company with some philanthropic cause. For example, Jordan Kasselow runs the company VisionSpring, which sells inexpensive reading glasses in […]

Everything You Need to Know About Title III of the Jobs Act

On October 30, 2015, The SEC passed rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act, bringing non-accredited investors into the fold for equity crowdfunding. Title III Equity Crowdfunding will become effective on May 16, 2016. This sets the stage for equity crowdfunding to continue its exponential growth over the next 3-5 years, on top […]