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Crowd Funding – Bridging the (Medical Benefits) Gap
blog Crowdfunding

There has been a lot of noise in the press lately about the government tightening its purse-strings and the effect on public health care as the current fiscal policy contracts. The gap between the...

Andy TompkinsAug 28, 2014 03:12 am GMT824 views
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Crowd Funding – Bridging the (Medical Benefits) Gap
Crowd Funding – Pledge or Investment, Understanding your Target Market
blog Crowdfunding

Business 101 dictates that for any form of financial success, one must firstly identify their target market, and then understand the motivators to get the market to part with their money for the...

Andy TompkinsJul 13, 2014 01:31 am GMT1468 views
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Crowd Funding – Pledge or Investment, Understanding your Target Market
Crowd Funding – Funding Your Passion for Writing
blog Crowdfunding

Recently we were invited to present at the Gold Coast Writers’ Festival, telling attendees about the great fit between crowd funding and aspirations of the writing fraternity. The response was...

Andy TompkinsJun 30, 2014 03:17 am GMT1792 views
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Crowd Funding – Funding Your Passion for Writing
Crowd Funding – The Australian Government’s Failure to Deliver is Starving Small Business and StartUps
blog Crowdfunding

There is only one thing worse than inaction, and that is setting a promise, creating expectation and hope, and then failing to deliver. Add to that the act of removing alternative courses of action...

Andy TompkinsJun 04, 2014 01:04 am GMT2596 views
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Crowd Funding – The Australian Government’s Failure to Deliver is Starving Small Business and StartUps
Crowd Funding - hints and tips to pre-launch marketing
blog Crowdfunding

Crowd funding is all about preparation. Regardless of the efforts during a campaign, unless you have the necessary preparation in place, the hardest of work during a campaign can all mount to...

Andy TompkinsMay 25, 2014 06:25 am GMT1322 views
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Crowd Funding - hints and tips to pre-launch marketing
Crowd Funding – Pre-Launch Marketing is the Key to Success
blog 

They say that experience is the best teacher. Having recently discussed with a number of project creators the reasons they thought their projects did not succeed, they almost unanimously said it...

Andy TompkinsMay 07, 2014 07:20 am GMT1282 views
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Crowd Funding – Pre-Launch Marketing is the Key to Success
Crowd Funding – Safe, Efficient, and Effective Fund Raising for Schools
blog 

Schools are constantly in need of funding to provide the best facilities and experiences for their students. Whether it is sporting equipment, shade for lunchtime seating, props and scenery for the...

Andy TompkinsApr 23, 2014 12:28 am GMT1001 views
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Crowd Funding – Safe, Efficient, and Effective Fund Raising for Schools
Crowd Funding – the Future Face
blog Crowdfunding

A recent article in CrowdFundBeat by Paul Niederer of ASSOB took a look of what crowd funding might be like by 2020, both from an investment and pledge-model perspective. As with any good...

Andy TompkinsMar 19, 2014 03:39 am GMT1319 views
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Crowd Funding – the Future Face
Crowd Funding – The Ingredients of the Perfect Campaign
blog Crowdfunding

Whether it is an equity crowd funding campaign or the pledge model, the core ingredients that make for a successful campaign are rather similar. A good story told well, good rewards (or attractive...

Andy TompkinsMar 12, 2014 04:54 am GMT1347 views
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Crowd Funding – The Ingredients of the Perfect Campaign
Crowd Funding – Keeping Investment, Equity, and IP On Shore
blog Crowdfunding

By virtue of the fact that governments exist to protect their own, investment in high risk start ups often comes from foreign shores, where investors are not protected by the laws of the land from...

Andy TompkinsFeb 26, 2014 10:18 am GMT1131 views
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Crowd Funding – Keeping Investment, Equity, and IP On Shore
Crowd Funding – Free Campaigns in the True Essence of Community
blog Crowdfunding

Crowd funding, in its purest form, is all about collaborative efforts of communities to support the efforts initiated by others. The entire premise has been built on the sense of coming together...

Andy TompkinsFeb 17, 2014 11:48 am GMT1093 views
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Crowd Funding – Free Campaigns in the True Essence of Community
Crowd Funding – Removing Risk from Starting Your Own Platform
blog 

The growth of crowd funding has attracted many, keen to jump in and make a quick buck. They see the attraction of the mega-bucks being raised by the industry as an allure to make some easy money....

Andy TompkinsFeb 10, 2014 05:08 am GMT908 views
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Crowd Funding – Removing Risk from Starting Your Own Platform
Crowd Funding – The Pathway from $1 to $1mil
blog 

Whilst there have been some great successes in the world of crowd funding, the pledge model works best for those seeking up to $30,000. This is wonderful to kickstart an idea, but in many cases...

Andy TompkinsFeb 05, 2014 04:55 am GMT802 views
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Crowd Funding – The Pathway from $1 to $1mil
Crowd Funding – Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Equity Crowd Funding
blog 

As the equity crowd funding fraternity prepares to enter the starting blocks or (at best) begins emerging from them, there is one organisation which has years of experience under its belt, and...

Andy TompkinsJan 28, 2014 08:29 am GMT817 views
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Crowd Funding – Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Equity Crowd Funding
Crowd funding – Friends Helping Friends
blog 

The breadth of possibility for crowd funding is widely recognised. Globally, commercial ventures have come to life due to entrepreneurs reaching out to the crowd who reciprocate, motivated by a...

Andy TompkinsJan 15, 2014 07:15 am GMT711 views
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Crowd funding – Friends Helping Friends
Crowd Funding – Money For Your New Year’s Aspirations
blog Crowdfunding

The start of a New Year. For many, this means new resolutions to lose weight or quit some vices that are no good for you. For many others, a new year heralds a brave new world, and the chance to...

Andy TompkinsJan 08, 2014 09:56 am GMT714 views
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Crowd Funding – Money For Your New Year’s Aspirations
Crowd Funding – The Campaign They Call “Christmas”
blog 

Santa needs a new sled. And with less sleeps to Christmas than you have fingers or toes, he needs the help of the crowd to get into the Christmas spirit and support him in his initiatives. This...

Andy TompkinsDec 16, 2013 11:43 am GMT676 views
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Crowd Funding – The Campaign They Call “Christmas”
Crowd Funding – For the Love of Beer
blog Crowdfunding

Many credit the development of equity crowd funding to beer. It wasn’t that some guys had consumed too much and came up with an alcohol-induced idea to raise funds in a way that had never been done...

Andy TompkinsDec 11, 2013 07:00 am GMT896 views
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Crowd Funding – For the Love of Beer
Crowd Funding – Starting from Scratch with CSEF
blog Crowdfunding

Imagine you could create something, from the very beginning, limited only by your imagination, but with the benefit of the learnings from experts and their experience from around the world. You...

Andy TompkinsDec 04, 2013 11:45 am GMT1118 views
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Crowd Funding – Starting from Scratch with CSEF
Crowd Funding – Underwriting the MOQ
blog Crowdfunding

With business start-ups or small business transformations, there is always a considerable amount of risk associated with taking the leap of faith with initial stocks or committing to an event...

Andy TompkinsNov 27, 2013 10:42 am GMT1466 views
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Crowd Funding – Underwriting the MOQ
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