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November 19, 2014

Why Financial Firms are Joining the Crowd

Crowdfunding is a marketing vehicle. Sure, it’s a great way for entrepreneurs to raise money and a great way for investors to find institutional-quality deals. But above all Crowdfunding is about marketing. And that’s why financial firms – venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others – are […]
November 11, 2014
PR Austin New York

A Veterans Day Round Up

As a veteran, nothing matters more than those serving alongside you. While my fellow veterans in the crowdfunding and marketplace lending space are no longer serving actively (though some are still in the reserves), I wanted to honor my fellow vets for their past service and the work they are […]
November 5, 2014
PR Austin New York

New Year, New Goals – 4 Steps to Develop a Strategic PR plan

As 2014 comes to an end, people typically use this time to establish new goals and resolutions they want to accomplish in the coming year. The end of the year is also an ideal time to take a good look at your business and determine if your current PR strategies […]
October 27, 2014
PR Austin New York

CFIRA’s Regulatory and Advocacy Summit

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill. Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will […]
October 10, 2014

Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

Even if your office always make the “top places to work” list, it can be hard to please everyone. To ensure your workplace is running as smoothly and as happily as possible, find out what motivates your team. By showing your co-workers that you care for them, as people and […]
September 8, 2014
PR Austin New York

The Growth of Alternative Finance

C5 Communications are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Social Lending Awards 2015, an occasion which will bring together the social lending community from across the globe to recognize and celebrate the very best initiatives and excellence in performance demonstrated by teams and individuals in the social lending […]
September 3, 2014
SXSW

Q3: Tips for Maintaining Momentum This Year

By Bri Thomas Summer is the time when we unwind and relax, enjoying vacation homes and visits with loved ones. It seems like the business world just shuts down – especially in August – with every email sent receiving an “out-of-office” reply. It’s great to take some time off…but then […]
August 27, 2014
SXSW

Crowdfunding Conferences: Best-of-the-Best for Fall 2014

While crowdfunding is booming, the weather is getting crisper – meaning there are more great industry events coming up for the fall season! There are numerous forums and workshops to attend, based on your field, location and travel budget, but these are the top five we recommend, to stay current […]
August 12, 2014
SXSW

The Secret Sauce of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a booming industry, yet many entrepreneurs are under the impression that “if you build it, they will come.” Most don’t realize the bulk of the work happens before going live with a campaign. Learn the “secret sauce” of it all from an expert panel that will outline key pitfalls […]
July 30, 2014
PR Austin New York

A Summer with Leverage: Learning How to Grow your Company, Part 3 of 3

In Part One of our Summer Series, we gave you the social media tips and tricks needed to grow your business. During Part Two, we urged you to become a true thought leader in your industry. What else is left in taking your business to the next level? You need […]
July 16, 2014

Wealthy Wednesday: Saving Money for Success

As we browsed the latest headlines for money-related news to share, we noticed that economic inequality is still a hot topic right now and an important angle to keep up with, since, as business owners, we all have the same opportunity to acquire wealth. The following tips, from @Siebold, show […]
July 8, 2014
PR Austin New York

Tech Tuesday: The Latest advancementse

We’re back from a long Fourth of July weekend, and we’ve gathered the top technology headlines for you. Read about women in tech, smart tech and futuristic tech, and let us know what digital advancements you’ve been reading up on and implementing! NEW PUSH TO GET GIRLS INTERESTED TO WORK […]
July 3, 2014

Tips Thursday: Advice to Ponder Over the Holidays

It’s a short week, but before you check out for a fun Fourth of July weekend, catch up on the latest business advice with our #tipsthursday blog! Six Tips to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck We all know how important savings are, but when freelancing work isn’t regular, loans have […]
July 1, 2014
PR Austin New York

Tech Tuesday: Staying up on Trends

When it comes to entrepreneurship, we know there are so many factors to consider and so many aspects to keep in mind. Two that we strive to keep up on every single day are technology and news, and lucky for you, you can get all your tech news through our […]
June 24, 2014
PR Austin New York

A Summer with Leverage PR: Learning How to Grow your Company, Part 2-3

Part Two: Becoming a Leader Our first summer series post on learning to grow your company mentioned becoming an influencer through social media – and we hope you’re been connecting, sharing and chatting away on your sites! To take that influence out to the real world, think about influential characteristics, […]
June 19, 2014
PR Austin New York

Tips Thurday: Advice on Work, Money and Social Media

At our firm, we do more than just “traditional PR.” It’s our job to advise clients on all aspects within a business. That is why our #tipsthursday blogs offer helpful hints on choosing a new direction in life, savings and how to use social media most effectively. Testing and practicing […]
June 17, 2014
PR Austin New York

Tech Tuesday: Top Technology Titles

This Tuesday we are bringing you the hottest news surrounding the tech industry from the latest with Apple to the much anticipated World Cup games. Catch up on what’s happening behind-the-scenes on some of the market’s most watched businesses: From the lab to the boardroom: Tech Launch lifts startups @FNCJrReporters The […]
June 13, 2014
PR Austin New York

Feature Friday: Summer Success

Summer is practically here, so our #featurefriday headlines are centered around the hot and fun upcoming season! These articles will give you some tips on how to make the most out of the next few months: Silicon Valley’s interns enjoy perk-filled summer Top 5 summer scams @JulieWolfe West Michigan could become […]
June 11, 2014
PR Austin New York

Wealthy Wednesday: Making Millions & Wealth Centers

We’re bringing you a roundup of the latest financial headlines for another #wealthwednesday! This week we’re focusing on the millions, billions and trillions, including a millionaire entrepreneur making money from the most unlikely venture: College Dropout Turns Worm Poop into Millions @YahooFinance Stiff competition among Silicon Valley brokers to manage technology […]
June 6, 2014
PR Austin New York

Feature Friday: Have You Heard…?

Have you heard? Facebook gets fancier, Mac has something new to offer and even Kickstarter is making news in the world of crowdfunding. To learn more, we’ve compiled some top news in our latest Feature Friday blog! This New Facebook Feature Scans Your Profile To Pinpoint Exactly When Your Life Went Downhill – @litelysalted This is Easily the Coolest Mac […]