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…

June 23, 2017

Technology isn’t always given a good name. There are times it causes frustration and animosity. We worry about data breaches and security hacks, while trying to make sense of how to keep ourselves safe. There’s no stopping it, so it makes sense to embrace it.

If you focus on the negative aspects, then that’s all you’ll consider. Turn your attention to the positive traits of technology and you’ll see a different story. There are plenty of ways it helps us in our daily lives and, in fact, there are some people who are addicted and can’t live a second without…

June 22, 2017

We’ve all been in a situation where we could have done with a little help when it comes to financing,

but without crowdfunding sites back in the day, it wasn’t as easy as asking random online strangers

for help. That’s all changed today thanks to many crowdfunding websites – they have taken donating

to worthy causes to a whole new level. Not only are people with disabilities benefiting from such

sites, but students are also getting help to pay for their degrees.
How Can Crowdfunding Help My Cause?
Crowdfunding is plain and simply a way of obtaining capital for a project or for personal reasons.

Most people…

June 3, 2017

Crowdfunding is one of the most powerful money-raising tools to have appeared in the last few years. It integrates aspects of social media and marketing to provide a new platform for new entrepreneurs looking for funding. Not only does it take some of the power from banks, but it also allows would-be customers to have more ownership over the final product. In this article, we’re going to give you three essential tactics to get the most out of your crowdfunding efforts.
Manage Your Reputation
If there’s one area where traditional and crowdfunding meet, it’s when it comes to funding. In both cases,…

June 3, 2017

Sixty-one percent of employer firms faced financing challenges over the past year, according to the latest Federal Reserve data. Only 69 percent of small businesses are able to secure adequate financing, the National Small Business Association reports. One reason business often don’t obtain financing is because they look in the wrong places and go about it the wrong ways. Here’s a look at four major sources of business financing, along with some tips on how to use them effectively.
Personal Financial Resources
While most entrepreneurs turn to loans first, personal financial resources can be far easier to tap. Fifty-eight percent of business owners are successful at…