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Cohen & Sons Apparel - Men's Quality Casual Wear

Cohen & Sons Apparel - Men's Quality Casual Wear | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
No Map, Full Throttle, Sun On Your Face Awesome. Men's Casual Apparel that's Simple, Stylish, and Fits the Way It Should.
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Former colleague is doing amazing things! If you want to see menswear that announces your arrival, check out the Cohen & Sons Apparel Kickstarter campaign. 

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How to Build your Crowdfunding Mailing List | Breakaway Funding Blog

How to Build your Crowdfunding Mailing List | Breakaway Funding Blog | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
When a business entrepreneur (aka “Issuer”) comes to Breakaway for help raising capital in a crowdfunding offering, they typically have many questions. W
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Before You Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign, Read This

Before You Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign, Read This | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Need to start or grow your business? Crowdfunding is an attractive alternative to traditional funding.
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Forbes presents a step-by-step guide to help you launch your crowdfundung campaign ^LW
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Will Equity Crowdfunding Help Create The Next Silicon Valley Outside the U.S.?

Will Equity Crowdfunding Help Create The Next Silicon Valley Outside the U.S.? | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
If you’re someone who wants to support local entrepreneurs, then now is the time to get involved online by joining an equity crowdfunding platform. Here's why:
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Crowdfunding speeds economic growth by clustering, creating the ability for Silicon Valleys to spring up all over the world. Definitely an industry to be a part of in some capacity, whether as an investor, bank, business or individual ^LW

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Crowdfunding is forging a new kind of wealth tool

Crowdfunding is forging a new kind of wealth tool | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
In a small spare office just off Glenside Drive in Henrico County, employees at WealthForge LLC are working to spark what could be the next big innovation in finance, investing and entrepreneurship.
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Great crowdfunding beginning education, especially with regards to the equity and loans types. Much like Breakaway Funding this aims to educate the public about their options regarding crowdfunding. The growth of small businesses and opportunities to become investors in other companies creates a whole new pond for both big and little fish to swim! #Breakaway #crowdfunding ^LW 

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When Is the Best Time to Crowdfund? - CrowdClan

When Is the Best Time to Crowdfund? - CrowdClan | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
A guideline for project creators on finding the right time to crowdfund.
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Is there a best time to crowdfund? Not according to CrowdClan, but their blog recognizes there are definitely times to avoid when launching a campaign. The holidays are one named in this article, but what about the spirit of giving?  Nonprofits and humanitarian donation based crowdfunded organizations may need to abide by a different timeline than those in equity and loans. Timing is everything, after all. ^LW 

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AgFunder crowd funding for agriculture, launches first deal | Reuters

Feb. 12 (Reuters) - Crowd funding has found the farm.AgFunder, an online platform for agriculture-relatedcompanies to seek capital through a form of crowd-sourcedfundraising, said Wednesday it was launching
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From farm to table may be adding an extra step. Crowdfunding can be a great resource for communities, individuals, businesses, and investors. In this case, it seems crowdfunding represents a means through which to develop farming technology - and it's certainly caught the eye of venture capital firms. AgFunder is facilitating over $1 billion in deals to date with more to come in the near future. This is a truly remarkable time to be in the business of crowdfunding, whatever the industry served! ^LW

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4 types of crowdfunding and what this means for the future of investments | Under The Radar Conference | UTRConf

4 types of crowdfunding and what this means for the future of investments | Under The Radar Conference | UTRConf | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
There are some amazing numbers coming out around crowdfunding.  The first ever Crowdfunding Industry Report, from Massolution, revealed that $1.5 billion was
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Such a concise explanation of the four types of crowdfunding really helps break the topic down for different audiences! There is so much more to crowdfunding than fundraising. I'm excited to be working with businesses in the equity and loans area of crowdfunding: major potential to help businesses and communities generate economic growth ^LW

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Crowdfunding Campaign Preparation Tips | Breakaway Funding Blog

Crowdfunding Campaign Preparation Tips | Breakaway Funding Blog | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is an exciting new funding option for business growth and formation. A crowdfunding campaign can provide valuable insight and test the marketplace
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Breakaway Funding Crowdfunding Workshops | Breakaway Funding Blog

Breakaway Funding Crowdfunding Workshops | Breakaway Funding Blog | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Do you want to learn more about crowdfunding? We know just the place for you to begin. Breakaway Funding's crowdfunding workshops act as road maps to help you
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Crowdfunding Gets Fed's Attention

Crowdfunding Gets Fed's Attention | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding was the somewhat surprising subject of a speech by Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein on Monday.
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While the crowdfunding industry is definitely expanding, it still has its limitations. "To the extent that most people know about crowdfunding at all, they may associate it with tech startups or independent movie production." -Jeremy Stein I think if the feds are interested in crowdfunding it is definitely gaining traction. The notice means that crowdfunding will soon become a competitive funding option and regulations will tighten up to restrict abuse of the system. Right now the market is open, so I am curious to see where the upcoming regulations take the US market. ^LW

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The story and stats behind Crowdcube's success so far.

The story and stats behind Crowdcube's success so far. | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Crowdcube infographic showing some impressive stats behind our equity crowdfunding platform
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Interesting statistics about investors from the UK... does the same ring true in the US? Either way, we're in for a treat! ^LW

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2014 Crowdfund Trends: Top 20 Wall-Breakers Of Real Estate Investing

2014 Crowdfund Trends: Top 20 Wall-Breakers Of Real Estate Investing | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
The real estate crunch caused the downfall of many big names in the U.S. capital and banking industry, but it does not mean the collapse of the whole system.
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These charts explain the tangible benefits of crowdfunding visually (which is a total treat for the creative brain). Forbes discusses what crowdfunding means for real estate companies, benefit, risk spreading, and diversification for investors, the future of crowdfunding platforms, and what this may mean for the real estate market. Who wants all parties to work together on a platform to increase the benefit for all involved and minimize the risk?  Stimulate the local economy, create jobs, and invest mindfully and meaningfully? Break the mold! Raise your hands and attend a crowdfunding workshop to learn more; whatever size your business there are many opportunities for growth through crowdfunding. #Breakaway  ^LW 

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10 Ways That Crowdfunding Creates Community - HelpFundHealth

10 Ways That Crowdfunding Creates Community - HelpFundHealth | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Guest Post Written by Wendy Ice, Owner of Bad Monkey Production. 1.  The dynamic is inherently forthright. One doesn’t confront a customer or client by saying: “It isn’t enough to hit the ‘like’ button.  If you want this product or service to exist, you need to spend money.”  But the fact is that businesses and Read More
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Communities are at the heart of the crowdfunding movement, a point that was stressed often yesterday during Breakaway Funding's live panel. This article explains why crowdfunding is good for communities...and helps create them. ^LW

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GW’s Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding Barriers to Today’s Revolutionary Entrepreneurs

GW’s Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding Barriers to Today’s Revolutionary Entrepreneurs | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
Happy Washington’s birthday, everyone! Although the holiday was on Monday, George Washington’s actual date of birth is tomorrow, February 22, in the year 173
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Happy belated birthday GW. In the spirit of Presidents' Day, this article raises valid points about economic progress and on the SEC's regulations on crowdfunding. The article recognizes the JOBS  act bringing progress to crowdfunding regulations. The best part of this article likens GW to our very first crowdfunding entrepreneur. Following in the great first president's footsteps can't be a bad thing! ^LW 

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'Future of Now': The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and Tech

'Future of Now': The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and Tech | Crowdfunding & Business | Scoop.it
An interview with Social Media Week founder Toby Daniels.
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Social media is a part of everyone's life now and it is a new time where information, technology, funds, and ideas all collide in cyberspace ^LW

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