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December 23, 2013
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10 Steps to Help You Launch Your Business in the New Year

2014 is on the horizon, and the promise of a new year presents an opportunity for brands to rejuvenate their image through innovative campaigns and fresh content. The new year will be particularly interesting for businesses, in light of the SEC’s decision to lift the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation of […]
October 11, 2013
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Four Things Marketers Should Know About the New General Solicitation Rules

For decades, private companies and investment firms have been forbidden from advertising that they are seeking investors. On September 23, however, one of the first provisions of the JOBS Act went into effect, lifting the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation of capital investments. Many believe the result could be a […]
October 11, 2013
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SEC’s Unanimous Vote Leads to Proposed Rules for Equity Crowdfunding

Today the crowdfunding industry took another stride towards success as the SEC held an open meeting discussing the proposed rules for Title III. After what seemed like a quick and efficient conversation, the rules were proposed by a unanimous vote. A summary of those proposed rules can be found below: […]
October 2, 2013
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Using Social Media to Boost Your Business

We live in a digital world, meaning your company’s social presence should be top-notch in order to get the visibility and credibility you desire. Thankfully, we’ve combined Tech Tuesday and CrowdBuilder to give you some social tips that are easy to employ and effective in generating results. Use Facebook to share the latest news […]
September 26, 2013
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Ban on General Solicitation Lifted: What Fundraisers Need to Know

September 23rd was a great day in the history of the U.S. capital markets—the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation was lifted under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. The JOBS Act, a piece of legislation that advocates for small business growth, was […]
September 3, 2013
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Kingonomics Kicks off the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Celebrations

Celebratory events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington began a little over a week ago as leaders in the entrepreneurial and investment communities gathered for Kingonomics in Washington DC hosted by Dr. Rodney Sampson. Dr. Sampson, author of Kingnomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming […]
August 29, 2013
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The Top Crowdfunding SXSW Panels You Should Vote for This Year

It may be hard to fathom but it is already time to pick panels for SXSW 2014. The highly coveted positions are currently at the mercy of social media fans to vote for their favorite speakers and ideas. A trend that has surfaced in this year’s submissions revolves around crowdfunding […]
June 4, 2013
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White House Celebrates Crowdfunding “Champions of Change”

Today, selected members of the two major crowdfunding professional associations were invited to attend a “Champions of Change” event honoring innovative individuals utilizing crowdfunding to better their communities. The Champions of Change program shares the stories of everyday people that have strengthened their communities through hard work and innovation. Every […]
May 1, 2013
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How Enterprise-Level Business Will Use Crowdfunding

The buzz around Crowdfunding has been significant since the passing of the JOBS Act a little over a year ago. The majority of this media attention has gathered around the potential for startups and small businesses to finally gain the funding they need to grow. Joy Schoffler brings up an […]
April 16, 2013
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House Committees Hold Hearings on Crowdfunding Regulatory Delays One Year After JOBS Act Passess

Just over a year ago, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law which legalized equity-based crowdfunding and other entrepreneur-friendly provisions. The bill contained congressionally mandated deadlines for the Securities and Exchange Commission to complete the rule making process after which equity crowdfunding would take effect. However, these deadlines were missed much […]