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Kickstarter’s Bad Apples: A Tale of Caution to Business Owners

Guest Post by Derek Whitney

Kickstarter has raised over $679 million for creative projects to date as the world’s largest crowdfunding site. It has been a part of launching hundreds of new products, has funded television series, movies, and environmental projects. Unfortunately, some kickstarted projects have gone wrong due to poor planning or outright malice. Business owners looking to launch a product should pay attention to these three campaigns that went bad. Continue Reading…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Video for your Crowdfunding Project

Guest Post by Derek Whitney

With the large number of crowdfunding projects all over the Internet, it is essential that you grab the attention of visitors by adding a video to the project. No matter what type of project you’re trying to raise funds for, it needs a video to maximize the chances of reaching the goal. Simply creating a video is not the answer either. Avoid making these five common mistakes that can turn your project into a failure. Continue Reading…

The Fast, Explosive Growth of Crowdfunding Today

The Fast, Explosive Growth of Crowdfunding Today

Guest Post by Derek Whitney

Crowdfunding represents a unique form of fundraising that would only become truly effective with the help of the Internet and the ability to connect with thousands of people at the same time with an investment idea. The effect is simple and similar to how ants work. A single ant can’t do much; it can only carry its own body weight and a bit more. Continue Reading…

Less Traditional Funding Sources for Your Startup

Guest Post by Fonthip Maspithak

While some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to be able to borrow seed money from family and friends, others have to seek out alternative sources. Angel investors and crowdfunding sites are the banks of today, showing up just in time to help out small business professionals that have little luck with satisfying strict bank loan requirements. Continue Reading…

What is Crowdfunding & How Can it Help You Reach Your Dreams?

Guest Post by Derek Whitney

Crowdfunding has exploded onto the scene to fund many new start-up ventures. You can use crowdfunding to help kick-start your dream.

Coming up with capital has always been one of the biggest challenges of starting a new business. While it’s still difficult, a new solution has grown in popularity in the last few months. Continue Reading…

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How to Make Your Company Investor Friendly

Guest Post by Derek Whitney

Remember that many people are now prepared to invest in a venture they feel is worthwhile. Since they are looking for a reasonable return on that investments and the rates on Treasury notes and CDs are quite low, they are definitely prepared to opt for certain alternatives. Continue Reading…