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September 5, 2017

After thinking about it for some time, you are ready to launch your first-ever crowdfunding campaign. You have a great idea for a new and innovative product, and the marketing research shows that you are definitely on the right track. The only thing that you are lacking to get this project off the ground is enough capital — which is why you are ready to get your Kickstarter or Indiegogo on and have friends, family and total strangers give you some of their hard-earned money. 

In order to make sure your crowdfunding campaign is as successful as possible and get as…

August 18, 2017

With the power of the Internet you are no longer limited to your neighborhood for many things. You can get the money you need to bring a product to the market through the investments of everyday people instead of corporations or think-tanks. You can get help from the online community when you are in dire need. You can help fundraise on an international level. There are so many ways to crowdfund. You can even get a car.

 

How, you ask? Here are 3 ways you can appeal to the generosity of the online community and crowdfund for a car:

1.To…

August 12, 2017

Starting a business is no small task. Start a business that requires significant startup capital and you’ll need to start looking for funding to help get your business up and running. Crowdfunding has become one of the more popular ways to raise money in the past couple of years. With platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo leading the way, entrepreneurs can seek funding on a much larger scale.

 

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise extra money, but doesn’t always guarantee the backers a return. Some of the most funded crowdfunded projects were a success, while others have had troubles finding…

July 13, 2017

So, you’ve crowdfunded capital for your awesome new product – great job! Now you want to take it further. You’ve researched the market, seen a gap and know who to target; taking your product to the next level takes a lot of money – and a lot of hard work.

The great news is that there are plenty of investors out there willing to part with their hard-earned cash for a share of the rewards; although you do have to convince them first – that’s where pitches come in.

Pitches are a way for you to demonstrate who is in…

June 30, 2017

Crowdfunding can be a brilliant way to get the capital you need for a project, and also to spread the word about what you are doing and get people interested before you even launch. If you have decided to try and raise money through crowdfunding for something local, whether it is opening something, starting an event like a festival, or anything else intended towards your local community, then the approaches you will need to use will differ slightly from those you’d use to run a national or global crowdfunding campaign.

For one thing, you will probably want to focus as…

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