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CFIRA Offers Alternatives to Proposed SEC General Advertising Rule

CFIRA Offers Alternatives to Proposed SEC General Advertising Rule | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates took aim at some new proposals offered by the SEC that would increase regulations of advertisements for private placements of equity enabled by Congr...
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This site covers the policy, legal and regulatory issues of crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding and crowfund investing under the US Jobs Act.
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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Instagram's current tool set makes it very challenging for nonprofits to convert their Instagram followers into donors. Over time through powerful visual storytelling a nonprofit can build a strong...
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Crunching the numbers on self-publishing

Crunching the numbers on self-publishing | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Amazon, Atavist, Beacon Reader, Byliner, iTunes, Kobo, Medium. There are plenty of online platforms where writers can get longform stories and ebooks published, or even publish the work themselves. But while it’s easier than ever to get your work seen, it’s not necessarily easy to make real money. CJR asked some writers how much profit they made from their self-publishing…
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Think USD $0.11 per word on Kindle. 

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Equity Crowdfunding Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Equity Crowdfunding Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Bipartisanship is so rare in Congress these days that one hopes every meaningful law passed with even just an ounce of across-the-aisle support is the best gosh-darn law it can be. Unfortunately, that can’t be said about one of the last bipartisan laws of note, the JOBS Act of 2012....
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The author of this Slate article suggests that "Crowdfunding’s extensive registration and disclosure requirements manage to be simultaneously too heavily regulated for businesses to use and too poorly regulated to protect investors.."

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A Must Read To Do List for Anyone Looking to Start A Crowdfunding Campaign

A Must Read To Do List for Anyone Looking to Start A Crowdfunding Campaign | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
As we continue to see the #Crowdfunding industry explode around the world we still find too many campaigns failing and people reaching out in desperation seeking help once they see no funds appear in
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Kickstarter adds official category for journalism | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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Three Crowdfunding Trends Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore

Three Crowdfunding Trends Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
If you're thinking of starting a business -- or want to grow one you already have -- crowdfunding might be your golden ticket.
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As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns About Investor Risks Grow | NEWS.GNOM.ES

The Agenda How small-business issues are shaping politics and policy. It has been more than three months since the comment period on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules for equity crowdfunding ended, and with no sign of final regulations on the horizon, stakeholders are getting antsy. The crowdfunding industry’s supporters are wondering when the agency, which was supposed to have those rules in place at the beginning of 2013, will finally let them begin selling stock in start-ups and emerging companies to average Americans.
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State Equity Crowdfunding Policies Hold Promise

State Equity Crowdfunding Policies Hold Promise | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Guest post by Jason Wiens More than two years after passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still writing the regulations that will govern equity crowdfunding in America. Widely anticipated for its perceived potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in [...]
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How To Make Smart Crowdfunding Investment Decisions

How To Make Smart Crowdfunding Investment Decisions | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
How to make smart crowdfunding investment decisions? http://t.co/nydgIF0ekv http://t.co/Z1T6XAHbOj
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Infographic: Crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour

Infographic: Crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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Acording to this infographic on Entrepreneur Magazine, crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour.

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Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies, Part II" | House Committee on Financial Services

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At a high level, Rep. Patrick McHenry has proposes in his new bill: Raising the aggregate amount is $3,000,000 and allowing adjustment for CPI. Raising the aggregate amount to $5,000,000 If the issuer provides potential investors with audited financial statements.  Individual investor can provide greater of $5000, 10% of annual income or 10% of net worth Regarding reporting requirements, a startup can rely on a financial statement certified by principal executive officer if raising amounts less than $500,000. Financial statements must be reviewed by a public account if raising funds between $500,000 and less than $ 3 Million.  Regarding verification of investor, an intermediary may rely on a certification by an investor as to the investor’s status as an accredited investor and, regarding an unaccredited investor, the investor’s annual income, network, and the aggregate amount of securities sold to the investor in reliance on the exemptions provided under Title III.  Other terms: An intermediary does not need to be registered as a broker. An Intermediary may select transactions.  An intermediary may terminate transactions.
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CFIRA Members Distill SEC's Crowdfunding Rules

CFIRA Members Distill SEC's Crowdfunding Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
CrowdCheck prepared a summary and analysis of the Securities and Exchange Commission's daunting 585-page proposal for equity crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. CrowdCheck, co-founded by Sara Ha...
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SEC Posts Proposals for Crowdfunding Rules

SEC Posts Proposals for Crowdfunding Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon posted its 585 pages proposal for equity crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. The SEC this morning unanimously approved the ...
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The SEC just released its 585 page proposal for crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. This article will provide you a link to the PDF version of the proposals. Public comment period will be 90 days. 

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MBA Entrepreneurs Ditch Venture Capitalists And Bank On Crowdfunding

MBA Entrepreneurs Ditch Venture Capitalists And Bank On Crowdfunding | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Beware the venture capitalist. MBA entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding platforms to bank start-up capital and retain more equity. Start-up advisers say it offers more reward for your risk.
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Is it time to get in line for Crowdfunding? - SunDown RunDown Community

Is it time to get in line for Crowdfunding? - SunDown RunDown Community | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs should prepare now for equity crowdfunding.
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In Crowdfunding, All-or-Nothing Campaigns Are More Successful

Some crowdfunding sites will let you keep whatever money you raise, even if you don't hit your funding goal. Sound good? It may not be.
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This report is based on research showing "all or nothing" campaigns as being more successful. 

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Why The SEC Delay Over Crowdfunding Rules is Stifling Bitcoin Innovation

Why The SEC Delay Over Crowdfunding Rules is Stifling Bitcoin Innovation | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Promised SEC rules on crowdfunding are months behind schedule, leaving cash-strapped bitcoin startups in a tricky situation.
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How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts

How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Five years since the end of the Great Recession, the private sector has finally regained the nine million jobs it lost. But not all industries recovered equally.
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This is an excellent, elegant, elaborate and interactive graph showing industries on the rise and on the decline.

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American Bar Association to SEC: Don't Overburden Crowdfund Issuers

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The American Bar Association submitted its comment to the SEC regarding the SEC's proposed rules for equity crowdfunding.

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Three Crowdfunding Trends Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore

If you're thinking of starting a business -- or want to grow one you already have -- crowdfunding might be your golden ticket.
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The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider

The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
After more than two years of waiting, the news from Capital Hill is not good. The JOBS Act was a political compromise passed by Congress in 2012 due to se
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According to the article, "unverified rumors suggest that the SEC has informed the administration that Title III in its current form is untenable." 

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You're the Boss | As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns ... - New York Times (blog)

You're the Boss | As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns ... - New York Times (blog) | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
You're the Boss | As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns ...
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Washington AG sues crowdfunding project founders, first suit of its kind - AGBeat

Washington AG sues crowdfunding project founders, first suit of its kind - AGBeat | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
In the first lawsuit of its kind, an AG has sued crowdfunding founders who never delivered a simple deck of cards they received funds to create.
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Trouble in crowdfunding paradise. 

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Pubslush

Pubslush | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Pubslush is a global, crowdfunded publishing platform with a cause.
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A new way to crowdfund your book.

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FINRA Solicits Comments for Crowdfunding Portal Rules

FINRA Solicits Comments for Crowdfunding Portal Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
By A. Brian Dengler Washington, DC - In tandem with the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposal for crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority posted t...
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