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Getting Started with Crowdfund Investing In a Day For Dummies



Getting Started with Crowdfund Investing In a Day For Dummies

Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, Zak Cassady-Dorion

ISBN: 978-1-118-50224-2 October 2012 72 Pages


Getting Started with Crowdund Investing In a Day For Dummies shows small business owners what they can do now to prepare for crowdfund investing since the signing of the 2012 JOBS Act into law.

 It includes an overview of how crowdfunding came about; the steps you can take to get ready for CFI  once it is available, and ways you can make your company or business project attractive to investors.  

 • The origins of the JOBS Act

• Working within the legal standards and processes for the business and investor side of crowdfunding

• Requirements for investors, internet-intermediaries, and small businesses

• Shopping for the best crowdfund investing platform

This e-book also links to an online component at that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other “beyond the book” content including: advice and articles on how to find a startup worth funding; information on the future of crowdfunding; pros and cons of CrowdFunding; an exclusive “Part of Tens” chapter; and more.

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Tapping a New Source of Business Funding 3

Chapter 2: Financing a Startup or Small Business 13

Chapter 3: Picturing Your Crowd 27

Chapter 4: Working with an Online Investing Platform 39

Chapter 5: Making Your Pitch and Recruiting Investors 53

Chapter 6: Where to Go from Here 65