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New Report Says Reg CF is a Success, Highlights Funding by Congressional District: Creates Policy Opportunity for COVID Recovery

A new report pertaining to Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) says the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) securities exemption is creating economic success for small business owners in need of growth capital. The report outlines Reg CF utilization by Congressional District – highlighting the… Read More

More Fintech Please: Lendio CEO Brock Blake Comments on Paycheck Protection Program Process

  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, has emerged as an exceptionally popular policy program by the US government in its efforts to support a faltering economy. In brief, the PPP provides a loan for 2.5X times monthly payroll for struggling… Read More

The Association of Online Investment Platforms Responds to SEC’s Proposed Changes to the Exempt Offering Framework

On March 4th the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. If enacted, the proposed amendments would be the largest changes to securities law since the passage of the JOBS Act, and will strengthen the small business and startup… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Slams Senate’s Inability to Pass Coronavirus Aid Package: This is not the time for squabbling

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has not received the votes necessary in the U.S. Senate on the “motion to proceed.” This is not a vote on the final passage but would bring the process to a point where amendments could be… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Comments on SEC Proposals Improving SME Capital Formation

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has issued a statement on the “series of practical changes” announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday. The SEC has proposed improving several securities exemptions that are utilized by online capital formation platforms. This includes… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Crowdfunding Exemptions & More with House & Senate Staffers

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited both House and Senate staffers last week, along with a meeting at the US Department of Treasury. The goal of the trip was to review the status of current crowdfunding exemptions and what must be done to… Read More

Association for Online Investment Platforms & SBECouncil Visit US House & Senate plus SEC to Discuss Improvements to Crowdfunding Rules

The newly formed Association for Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited Washington, DC last week to discuss improvements for access to capital for small business and better opportunities for smaller investors. The trip was organized in partnership with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBECouncil) –… Read More

SBE Council Highlights Policy Agenda to Help Out the Little Guy Including Access to Capital. Will Congress Listen?

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is out with their policy goals for the incoming Congress. SBE Council is an entity that advocates on behalf of the sector of the economy (small business) that drives most job creation and economic growth. Thus, it… Read More

Lame Duck Congress: Still Time for JOBS Act 3.0

After the first of the year, control of the House of Representatives will move over to the Democrat party following mid-term elections. While the Senate will remain in Republican control, the split Congress means agenda items will frequently be at odds. But in the final… Read More

What Does Control of the House by Democrats Mean for Fintech Innovation & Small Business in General?

Washington DC Capitol At Night Red Light

Yesterday, mid-term elections took place in the US and while the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, the House of Representatives moved over to the Democrats. This split government means that an already divisive, and at times excessively acrimonious, political environment will get even more… Read More

JOBS Act 3.0: Representatives Hensarling and Waters Join on Bipartisan Bills to Boost Small Business & Help Entrepreneurs

In a profound act of bipartisanship, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, and Representative Maxine Waters, ranking member on the Committee, have joined together on a series of bills that are designed to “help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to… Read More

Report: Reg CF Offerings Top $100 Million in Capital Raised

Crowdfund Capital Advisors is out with a note that Reg CF, or Regulation Crowdfunding, has topped $100 million in funding raised surpassing an industry milestone. Reg CF is one of the investment crowdfunding exemptions created by the JOBS Act of 2012.  Issuers may raise up… Read More

Micro-Offering Exemption Passes House of Representatives, Next Up the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (HR 2201) today largely on a party line vote of 232 to 188. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer from Minnesota,  seeks to allow small businesses to raise up toe $500,000 per year… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council CEO Karen Kerrigan Receives Crowdfundie Award at Global Crowdfunding Convention

Karen Kerrigan, the CEO and President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has received a “Crowdfundie Award” at the 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) held in Las Vegas this week. Kerrigan attended GCC speaking on the topic of taking equity crowdfunding to… Read More

Legaltech is Hot: Seedrs forms Partnership with the Law Society

Seedrs has announced a new partnership with the Law Society. The agreement will allow the Law Society’s members to access early stage startups via the crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously,  promising Legaltech startups will have the support of the Law Society when they raise funding on the… Read More

US Senate Passes Three Bills that Benefit Small Business & Capital Formation

The US Senate has passed several key pieces of legislation that boost access to capital and help startups and small businesses. All three bills received broad bipartisan support. While the bills were quickly passed via a voice vote in the Senate, the bills received heavy… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Declares Strong Support for Trump SBA Pick

Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has declared her organization’s strong support for President Trump’s selection to manage the Small Business Administration. Trump has picked Linda McMahon an entrepreneur who scaled and built the highly successful World… Read More

Ldny Unveils Work Wear Collection “Dress to Invest” to Support Female Entrepreneurs on Seedrs

Ldny, a social enterprise that aims to use the power of fashion to address social issues, announced on Wednesday it was launching a “Dress to Invest” work wear collection that is dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The new collection made its… Read More

One Way Donald Trump Can Actually Double GDP Growth

How Donald Trump Can Leverage Crowdfunding Under Reg CF to Double GDP Growth President-elect Trump made it a hallmark of his campaign to double GDP growth. According to Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council; “His agenda of lowering taxes, simplifying the… Read More

CFIRA Teams Up With CCA & SBE Council to host Crowdfunding Showcase & Celebration

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Crowdfunding Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) to host the upcoming event, Crowdfunding Showcase and Celebration. The event, which will be held on May… Read More

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