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Merchant cash advances are lump sum cash infusions provided to a business that accepts debit and credit cards as a form of payment from their customers. Merchant cash advances can help solve cash flow challenges, cover unexpected expenses or provide working capital for a business to grow and even expand.
The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds to openly advertise that they’re raising money in private offerings. While it may pose added risk of investors being misled, it should make it significantly easier for companies to raise capital to start or continue financing a business.
You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
In her book Cash From the Crowd, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author offers details on the three groups you should approach when marketing your crowdfunding requests.
Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.
Jules Pieri started The Grommet, a product-launch platform, after realizing that contemporary entrepreneurs have ready access to manufacturing technology such as 3-D printing but no easy way to get their products into consumers' hands.
Since 2008 The Grommet has brought 1,500 companies and 6,000 products to market through its online store, which produces video reviews and social media campaigns that emphasize the people behind the products. Says Pieri: "Our first cut isn't: Will this product sell well? It's: Do people want to know this story?"
Pieri, who serves as CEO, walked us through the steps for taking a product from concept to reality.
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Identify and overcome common challenges of selling retail products in the salon or spa to improve salon retail sales.
Beauty pros in the salon and spa deal with clients every day who – for one reason or another – won’t take their prescriptive advice when it comes to home care products for their hair and skin. These salon marketing ideas can help you overcome objections and better educate clients so they can make better choices for themselves and buy more retail products from your salon or spa.
Green crowdfunding is a niche that is becoming more popular. Popping up around 2005, online crowdfunding is used by people or organisations to collect funds from individuals for their business ideas and initiatives. Well-known examples of online crowdfunding platforms are IndieGoGo (2008) and Kickstarter (2009). In 2012, there were over 450 crowdfunding platforms which makes focusing on niches important to differentiate. Below are 6 green crowdfunding platforms to keep an eye on.
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The SEC finally presented, and unanimously approved, a long-awaited plan to let companies raise money on the internet from small investors. The plan is now open for public comments before a final version goes into effect.
Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to go forward with a proposal that will let small businesses raise money on the internet from mom-and-pop investors without having to go through cumbersome SEC procedures to register securities.
In an open meeting webcast on Wednesday morning, the five Commissioners each described the proposal (embedded below) and then voted to approve it, which will launch a public comment period that will lead to the final rule going into effect.
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