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How Badly Do You Want It?

I'm just returning from a major CrowdFunding conference sponsored by IMN in New York City where I was the opening speaker on the opening day. It was a fantastic gathering with 350 highly sophisticated financial people. I knew many people from the CrowdFunding industry and...

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CrowdFunding is not a Shortcut

There seems to be a perception, that if you build it, they will come. Put up your CrowdFunding offering, and money will flow in. Well, unfortunately, like everything else in life, nothing is further from the truth. Of course we hear about the one success story...

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Piece by Piece, Step by Step

Goal setting is very difficult for many people, in part because they try to swallow the whole elephant all at one time. Sometimes goals are very easy to understand but for whatever reason, they're very difficult, confusing, and sometimes seemingly impossible to achieve. In the 1991...

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The Backstory of the Crowdfunding Business – Part 2

Last week, I shared how the crowdfunding business has evolved from a donation-based model that has been largely taken over by business users who found that the donation-based crowdfunding rules provided a great way to skirt the commerce and securities rules. But one company did...

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The Backstory of the Crowdfunding Business – Part 1

The concept of crowdfunding is not new. In fact, it dates back to the beginning of the industrial revolution, over 200 years ago, when the earliest industrialists needed to pool capital to take their businesses to the next level. I can just imagine Henry Ford...

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Has the Storm Has Arrived in Your Inbox?

Some months ago, I wrote that with the advent of the JOBS Act and with the implementation of Crowdfunding that deal promoters would be filling our email boxes with prospective deals. That is happening now. Every day, my inbox is filling up with opportunities to invest....

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Can The People Dismantle Wall Street?

The new crowdfunding rules are taking everyone by storm, and they're bound to have impact in ways that can only be guessed at so far. And only in the imagination of the most “crazy” of us, can we look down the road even a couple...

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My Experience with the Crowdfunding College

Last week, I went to Las Vegas to take a class on some of the new rules, strategies, and techniques being applied in the crowdfunding industry. I am very excited to report that it was well worth the time invested. This program is put on by...

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