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The first American presidential debate is taking place tonight, pitting President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney against each other to earn voters’ trust and approval. To honor the occasion, we are highlighting a few crowdsourcing initiatives tied to the campaign.
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President Barack Obama’s re-election on November 7, 2012 marked the beginning of another era of economic prosperity and employment generation.According to the White House, President Obama’s...
There is a solution to the nation’s poor growth and anemic state of job creation. However, it requires updating Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations regarding general solicitation and accreditation so average Americans can choose to invest in local small businesses. It is called Crowdfund Investing (CFI) — a common sense idea that has attracted the interest and support of President Barack Obama. Republican House member Patrick McHenry (NC) recently introduced H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, legislation that aligns with the general framework supported by the President. So here we have a “common ground” idea where both sides of the political aisle agree on many key details. There is no excuse to move slowly with crowdfund investing as it will help thousands of small businesses and add fuel to our gasping economy.
Nascent entrepreneurs and growth-oriented firms continue to have a difficult time finding capital to expand, innovate and grow. Of course, our nation has counted on the job-creating prowess of small businesses to lead us out of difficult economic periods. This time around, unfortunately, the uncertainties have become too great. New start-ups, which have fueled job creation after previous recessions, have not taken root at the same pace as in the past. Weak demand, tight capital and credit markets, and policy uncertainties continue to erode confidence. The CFI solution is one leg of the stool that will help entrepreneurs identify new sources of capital, thus providing optimism and much needed resources for investment and growth.
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In a crowdsourced interview session with Barack Obama, Google users voted that a question about TVShack creator Richard O'Dwyer should be the number one issue to be put to the US president.
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Barack Obama, the US president went on to explain, "what I can say broadly is that we want to make sure that intellectual property is protected, we want to make sure that the creative works...
With millions of dollars exchanging hands, regulation was imminent. Here are four reasons the JOBS Act was enacted:
-Establish Investment Limits:Ensure investors do not exceed statutory...
Levi's is testing out crowdsourcing via the app, which now has 15m users and recently saw US President Barack Obama sign up.They're asking both men and women to upload images of...
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney used social media, in particular Facebook, to try to rally their crowds of supporters to the polls and lure independents to their camp. But now that the election is over, those Facebook "Likes" are turning out to be some pretty fickle declarations of faith, at least in the case of Romney.
A video on Greg Writer , a marketing expert and successful entrepreneur responsible for raising millions of investment dollars, and promoting awareness on crowdfunding with a free webinar series,...
Advocates say equity-based crowdfunding will be a huge boon in "flyover" states like Ohio, which are often overlooked by professional venture capitalists.
"For better or worse,...
"It opens up a new source of funding that you haven't had before," Mark Nowotarski, president of Darien-based Markets, Patents and Alliances LLC said. "It's a new source...
Called “crowdfunding,” it is the concept of raising money, typically online, from a large pool of individuals in return for a token gift, such as on the crowdfunding website IndieGogo. com. For...
Some commentators have expressed concerns that crowdfunding will attract investors who are less experienced, have a smaller financial cushion to fall back on. Due to those concerns, investor...
There are actually several different variations of crowdfunding to pick from. This includes: 1)Equity Based Crowdfunding in which those with capital actually take part ownership in the business...
Now that the US 2012 election is over, it's time to make sure equity crowdfunding will work for all Americans.
We have seen a few examples of where crowdsourcing can lead to unpredictable outcomes or maybe an outcome that the crowd wants but where the minority knows better. This time we have the German's to thank for helping us raise a smile! If you want the crowd to be really creative and you are giving them free reign to use their imagination, you’d better be prepared for what they throw at you. This example might make you reconsider... Pril, a premium diswashing detergent by Germany based consumer brand giant Henkel is currently running a design contest asking consumers to relaunch the package design for a limitied edition campaign. Following a typical formulae, the 'My Pril’ platform allows users to submit their own layout and vote for the best design from the range of contributions.
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Recent changes to U.S. legislation mean private companies will soon be able to solicit investment from "the crowd." On April 5, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our...
Some angel investors might shy away from investing in companies that use crowdfunding, but she doubts it will affect their appetite to invest in other things.
Meantime, smaller ventures...
If the new investors will take a stake in exchange for their investment, small businesses must wait to raise money until the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalizes the new rules, said...
Crowdfunding will likely prove most useful for companies that can be successfully launched with less money than the dollar thresholds of most VCs. Some areas within the internet and mobile...