Here are 10 great benefits that crowdfunding offers an entrepreneur:
1) It provides access to capital.
2) It hedges risk.
3) It serves as a marketing tool.
4) It gives proof of concept.
5) It allows crowdsourcing of brainstorming.
6) It introduces prospective loyal customers.
7) It’s easier than traditional applications.
8) It’s free PR.
9) It provides the opportunity of pre-selling.
10) It is free!
SOURCE LINK to full article:http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyaprive/2012/10/12/top-10-benefits-of-crowdfunding-2/3/