2,533 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
With so much talk about jobs this presidential campaign, crowdfunding could provide a much-needed boost to small businesses and entrepreneurs to help grow their companies and hire more employees. Equity-based crowdfunding did become legal as part of the JOBS Act, after all. With the unemployment rate staying stubbornly above eight percent, perhaps unlocking an alternative source of funding will motivate more individuals to act on a business idea they wanted to try, but could not collect enough capital for. But how much money can crowdfunding unlock? EarnMBADegree and crowdfunding platform Fundable created the following infographic, which goes into some of the numbers around small businesses' access to capital and their effect on employment.