You would be able to have a punt on the unknown Facebook start-up if you were able to prove you were either a high net worth individual (about £250,000 in the bank) or a sophisticated investor. But if you are what the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) describes as a retail investor, you would have to seek advice from a regulated financial adviser. Even with that advice, which comes at a price, you would have to certify that you were investing only 10 per cent of your portfolio. (How many people have portfolios, for goodness sake.) One rule for the rich, another for the squeezed middle? Margareta Pagano: Let the crowd invest in the next Facebook - Margareta Pagano - Business Comment
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Crowdfunding: One Size Doesn’t Fit All « SoMoLend In this interesting article, Forbes asks the question ‘Is the Crowdfunding Bubble About to Burst?’ At SoMoLend, we certainly think so! We love that Forbes is recognizing the power of crowdfunding and the impact it will have on small businesses nationwide.
A Proposal to Allow Small Private Companies to Get Investors Online The Obama administration, not surprisingly considering its own success in gathering small donations during his campaign for the presidency, is supporting crowdfunding, a financing model that relies on collecting small sums of money from many people over the Internet. Crowdfunding has the sort of populist, common-sense appeal that resonates with free-market libertarians and champions of the working class. By marrying online social networks with finance, this model offers a more democratic model of finance, in which individuals can directly fund other individuals or businesses that they deem worthy, without going through a bank or Wall Street middleman.
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Why Crowdfunding is Today's Goldrush Back in the gold rush days, the smart people were not the ones heading for the hills to dig holes. The smart people were selling picks and shovels. Crowdfunding is like that. With everyone and his brother now founding a startup, the smartest entrepreneurial play could be to set up a crowdfunding site to provide those founders with their essential tool: money.
www.gbgusa.com/small-business-blog/6966-crowdfunding-becomes-new-funding-source-for-business-buyers.pdf Since economy downturn of 2008 it became increasingly hard to get bank financing for buying a business. Bank's direction on minimizing investment risk was taken into extreme - they simply don't want to take any risk any more. We always thought that banks make money by loaning money, however they survive pretty well without it. At least, without offering business acquisition loans. How does it affect business buying process?
Is Crowd-Funding Small Businesses A Good Idea? Ian Schuster Says Yes - Danville, CA Patch Ian Schuster is a fan of beer and business. While he is expected to open a brewery in San Ramon soon, he's also pushing an initiative that would allow small businesses to crowd-fund. A few weeks ago we did a to pass a crowd-funding initiative. Schuster, president of Schubros Brewery, is expected to open up a brewery in San Ramon soon. The initiative would allow entrepreneurs to increase investors by selling smaller shares via the Internet.
A proposed change in US legislation would allow everyone to invest in start-ups FANCY investing in the next Twitter? Or putting some money behind the new Facebook? More people might soon get the chance. Crowdfunding successes show value of small donations - tech - 04 April 2012
Crowdfunding as a College Student 101 Eduardo Merille College can be stressful and time consuming, so how can you manage to continue your education and build a business? Well you actually have a lot more advantages than you may realize, and if you go through with it, you wouldn't be the first startup to start from a dorm-room.
Change·Lending A new bill on the block will take crowdfunding (like that of Kickstarter.com) and gives it a serious boost, allowing any Joe to invest in new businesses. Crowdfunding is about to blow up, yall. | The Cooperative Trust
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How to Crowdfund || There are 3 ways There are three main ways you can crowdfund. Here's a quick rundown.
Je zoekt 20.000 euro funding, maar krijgt geen lening van de bank en een investeerder vinden lukt ook niet zomaar. Finance - Sprout, inspire entrepreneurs
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