Tagged: tactics

So You Want to Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

Crowdfunding campaigns tends to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Doug Ellenoff & Richard Baumann of EGS Explain Unique Structure of Fig Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer

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Utilization of the updated securities exemption colloquially called Reg A+ continues to gain traction. A form of crowdfunding that has been described as a Mini-IPO type offering due to the scaled disclosure, reduced cost and the option to immediately trade shares, Reg A+ is an… Read More

Native App or Hybrid App, that is the Question!

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  As a mobile app development professional at the largest independent app developers in the UK, I’m asked on countless occasions by enterprise organisations “should we develop a native or hybrid app for our business?” The poser of the questions then sits, perched forward on… Read More

Cash vs. Accrual Accounting:  What you need to know when applying for a loan

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In the U.S., there are accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  They are the accounting standards used for all businesses in this country and provide principles for the two types of accounting used; cash and accrual accounting.  The difference between the two… Read More

Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now

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If crowdfunding as a means to improve access to capital for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives turns out only to be an ideology, it will be the result of a lack of effective education. By my definition, crowdfunding is human beings connected and empowered… Read More

How Mobile Apps Create Better Business Practices

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For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Yet rather than simply developing a mobile-friendly version of your website or adding a cool e-commerce capability to the mobile user experience, more and more businesses are wisely delving into the mobile… Read More

7 Crowdfunding Trends That Nonprofits Can Learn From

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The success of crowdfunding as a whole isn’t something that nonprofits can ignore. Nonprofits, in the constant state of needing more donations, can learn from the more lucrative crowdfunding trends. In fact, nonprofits have already started applying crowdfunding techniques to their online fundraising channels. These… Read More

When It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty First

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A Reply on the Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding On September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). Our essay raises a number of concerns about… Read More

Giving Small Businesses the Best Possible Chance of Succeeding when Crowdfunding

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There is no question that the proliferation of various forms of alternative finance has proven vital for Britain’s scaling businesses attempting to secure growth funding. In the UK, the alternative finance industry traded a staggering £3.2 billion worth of business in 2015, an increase of 84%… Read More

An Inside Look at Legion M Investment Crowdfunding Success

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Legion M is one of the early success stories of Reg CF investment crowdfunding. Legion M raised $1 million on Wefunder with the backing of over 3,000 individual investors – the most ever for a single Reg CF offer to date. Out of the 32… Read More

Hacking the Law (Crowdfunding Edition): Concurrent Offerings Part 1

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First off, don’t panic. We’re not talking about hacking into computer networks or anything. Legal hacking, or hacking the law, doesn’t involve anything surreptitious. From an organization standpoint, Legal Hackers is an organization originating from Brooklyn Law School and now a global movement with over… Read More

White Label Crowdfunding 101: Part II – Players & Profits

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So you want to start a Crowdfunding Portal… In White Label Crowdfunding 101: Players & Profits, (Part II of our three-part series) we will introduce some of the primary white label vendors, sample sites and criteria for vendor selection to help you navigate the options…. Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing an Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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  As part of an upcoming book on equity crowdfunding, I have asked past campaigns about their very best marketing tactics. They have used these exact strategies to raise millions of dollars, pounds and euros! In this article, I have distilled their advice into these… Read More

Is Reg A+ Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

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I read an article in WIRED the other day about the LaFerrari, the world’s most coveted supercar, and one particular sentence stuck out. As writer Jordan Golson plainly stated, “When it comes to this car, you don’t choose Ferrari. Ferrari chooses you.” Well, ladies and… Read More

8 Social Media Strategies for Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising rallies your supporters together to reach your fundraising goal, as each person individually fundraises from their own networks. Since social media is a significant aspect of many people’s lives, creating a strategy for all the posting, tweeting, and sharing can help you… Read More

The Top Regulatory Mistakes Being Made by Issuers & Crowdfunding Platforms

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General solicitation is growing for securities offerings conducted under Rule 506(c) and Reg A+ Tier II in the US.  A more limited form of general solicitation is also available to issuers participating in offerings pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act (Crowdfunding).  Issuers may… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Hosts Live Stream on Basics of Investment Crowdfunding

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NextGen Crowdfunding is hosting another live-stream event.  Today (August 10th) at 4PM ET or 1PM PT, Dr. Richard Swart, will be hosting a 2 part series that will help educate both investors in equity crowdfunding and companies that are considering using equity crowdfunding to raise… Read More