Crowdfund investing (CFI) is going to be the next big thing on Wall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and law firms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of new financial products that will be available to the general public starting in early 2013. The introduction of these products will revolutionize the financing of small businesses and startups for these key reasons:Entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have had difficulty obtaining capital through traditional means (such as bank loans and angel investors) in recent years, will have access to investors around the world through social media. For the first time, investors (so-called unqualified investors) will be able to purchase an equity stake in a business or new investment vehicle.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is overseeing the creation of online portals that will allow entrepreneurs and small investors to connect. When these portals go live in 2013, Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will be on the front line to educate business owners, other entrepreneurs, and investors alike.
Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will walk entrepreneurs and investors, like yourself, through this new investing experience, beginning with explaining how and why CFI developed and what the 2012 JOBS says about CFI.
Entrepreneurs will find out how much funding they can realistically raise through CFI; how to plan and launch a CFI campaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful; and how to work within the SEC’s regulations at every stage.
Investors will discover: the benefits and risks of CFI ;how much they can invest; how a CFI investment may fit into a broader investment portfolio; how to provide value to the business or project being funded; and how to bow out of an investment when the time is right.
Crowdfund Investing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for long time investors and novice investors alike.
" Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race or the Greatest Opportunity" is the second installment in “The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race" ebook series. Volume II of the ebook series focuses on the crowd funding industry and encourages individuals and small business owners to open their eyes and question the motives of anyone who is pushing the crowd funding business model.
The ebook was written to educate the industry while providing the stakeholders with the tools they need to level the playing field so everyone can benefit from the rapid growth of the crowd funding industry. We wrote "Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race or the Greatest Opportunity" to challenge crowd funding portals, crowd funders, donors and related stakeholders to work together to create a better global standard for crowd funding that will ensure a more equitable allocation of the abundance that crowd funding affords.
The ebook examines several areas of concerns and offer up solutions. We specifically, encourage stakeholders to question the following:
* Rewards-based crowd funders offer backers meaningless rewards of pre-orders of untested products in return for financial support;
* Rewards-based crowd funders do not offer crowd funders a share of their future sales in return for their referrals as traditional affiliate marketing systems do;
* Crowd funders hide behind the Securities regulations and use it as a reason for denying backers a share in their future success (you don’t have to give up equity in your business to reward a person for helping you—sales commissions or bonuses are just as good, if not better);
* Most crowd funders lack influence and, or personal network to succeed—and crowd funding portals are not offering them assistance to enhance their campaigns chance for success;
* Crowd funding portals brand crowd funding as a silver bullet that can be embraced by anyone to raise financing, when the truth is it is really hardwork;
* Crowd funding portals are using crow funders to grow their brand—appropriate free labour and free content to create value for themselves.
Drawing from ideas introduced in Volume I ( Social Networking Is The Greatest Con In History Or The Greatest Opportunity ), Volume II of the Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race" ebook series is a warning. It highlights the growing disparity and unequal division of the crowd funding bounty—and how backers or donors are being persuaded to support projects for little more than meaningless, short term rewards, when history has proven that crowd funders and crowd funding portals can offer so much more.
WE IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS AND OFFER SOLUTIONS:
Although the title of the ebook is provocative, "Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race Or The Greatest Opportunity" is an instructional manual for crowd funders, donors and entrepreneurs. It introduces a new form of crowd funding called “Social Rewards-based” Crowd Funding or “Affiliate-Based” Crowd Funding and offers up useful advice on how crowd funders can use existing technologies to:
* Share in the success of competing crowd funding campaigns;
* Earn rewards & related bonuses when other crowd funders build their teams;
* Recruit & reward donors & fans for supporting crowd funding projects, FOREVER;
* Share in the revenues realized as crowd funding portals grow including a share of ongoing products sold;
* Promote crowd funding campaign to the mass media and, or general Internet community;
* Enhance donor & fan acquisition with powerful viral marketing tools.
THE EBOOK SERIES IS A ROAD MAP UNVEILED IN EACH VOLUME
The Greatest Con In History Or The Greatest Opportunity ebook series provides a road map that can be used by anyone to transform their own personal network into a powerful source of revenue. In Volume II of the “Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race” ebook series you will discover secrets that will teach how Social Rewards technology and self-replicating online contest technology is revolutionizing the way crowd funding campaigns are deployed. The series of ebooks introduce the revolutionary ideas behind social royalties (social rewards technology), self-replicating contest technology, self-replicating fan networks and illustrates how crowd funding when combined with social rewards technology is helping to create a new generation of entrepreneurs.
You will love the entire series of ebooks. Join us on this journey by purchasing each volume individually or pre-order the entire series to be released in 2016.
Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you.
Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues.Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concerns Examines effective techniques for communicating with the crowd Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instruments Contains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff
Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.
Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is a comprehensive, objective, and authoritative guide to the social and financial rewards of crowdfunding. Before now, angel investing – and the spectacular returns possible in this asset class – has been off-limits to all but the wealthiest Americans. Now equity crowdfunding portals allow the general public to buy shares in startups and fast-growing private companies for the first time in generations. This book provides the guidance individuals need to invest wisely, tempering the excitement of leading-edge technology, innovative business models, and exciting new brands with thorough, practical know-how – including investor limits and requirements, portfolio strategy, deal terms, and much more. Readers will learn the pros and cons of investing in equity crowdfunding so they can make an informed investment decision, as well as best practices for finding, researching, evaluating, and buying into potentially profitable startups. Digital components include tables, graphs, comparison charts, screen captures, checklists, and other tools that further enable readers to make suitable investment choices.
Equity crowdfunding is a new, exciting, and evolving way for growing businesses to raise capital and for average investors to buy equity in those businesses. It has been hailed as a "game changer" in the private capital markets, particularly the angel investment asset class, which includes angel investing. This book shows readers how to take full advantage of this new avenue of investment, without being taken advantage of themselves. Make smarter investment decisions Avoid being ripped off Find the best information available Understand the SEC rules and limits
Equity crowdfunding can produce huge returns. It also comes with huge risk. Some companies will succeed, but many will fail. Everyday investors can mitigate some risk and increase their chance of profit with the fundamental insight provided in Equity Crowdfunding for Investors.
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Fifteen billion dollars then was no small matter and should give you some idea where this industry will be in the future.
Yes, maybe 100 billion is a possibility in the next few years . Crowdfunding will have one of the greatest impacts on World Solutions to some of the World's greatest challenges like hunger and poverty throughout the world.
For what need do you need to raise money?
Crowdfunding has been used to raise funds for just about every possible thing. We have seen projects for charity work, crises and life events. Other projects are focused on funding ideas, business start-ups, lauchpad projects ,real estate and investment opportunities.
Both entrepreneurial and financing industries are very excited by all possibilities as we move into the future. Clearly we have only seen the beginning as it continues to evolve.
Imagine almost anybody with basic individual needs for which who might need to raise funds for some specific use has now plenty of easy viable options to launch and fuel their dreams .These ever changing options are what I call Crowdfunding 2.0, which is already happening ;
Starting or expanding a business
Nurturing spiritual pursuits
Creating projects to “Make a better world”
Funding home improvements
Funding college loans
Funding a coming wedding
Buying a new or used car
Creating a retirement fund
Paying off loans, bills, mortgage etc…
Crowdfunding feeds our hunger to connect with others who share similar idea’s and concerns. It is the launchpad for ideas to take flight .
“Crowd Funding is the next big Trend.” Currently it is said that there are over 500 websites on which all individuals, groups, non-profits and companies may present what is commonly known as a project.