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Founders Chat, Part 3: How a Company Can Be Attractive to Investors

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This is part 3 of our Founders Chat Crowdfunding series. To start at the beginning, where our entrepreneurs discuss what they did to prepare for crowdfunding, click here. In part 3 of our Founder’s Chat series, we asked our entrepreneurs: What makes your company attractive to investors?

Founders Chat, Part 2: Engaging Investors

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This is part 2 of our Founders Chat Crowdfunding series. To start at the beginning, where our entrepreneurs discuss what they did to prepare for crowdfunding, click here. In part 2 of our Founder’s Chat series, we asked our entrepreneurs: What tips do you have for engaging investors?

Founders Chat, Part 1: Preparing For Crowdfunding

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Over the years, we’ve answered thousands of fundraising questions to entrepreneur clients. We have many success stories and recently asked entrepreneurs who have ran successful crowdfunding campaigns some questions of our own about their experiences.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll share insights from Ascenergy, Mine Shaft Brewing, and Bitvore ranging from tips to engage investors to things that surprised them the most about crowdfunding. We’ll start with a variant of a question we get all the time:

How long did your crowdfunding campaign last, and what did you do to prepare for it?

5 Ways To Get Your Business In Good Fiscal Shape This Year

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When was the last time you evaluated the financial health of your business?

A thorough analysis of your company’s financial statements can provide you with one of the most important indicators of its success or failure. If the latest review of your company’s financials revealed some disconcerting results, or if you are just looking for ideas to improve your company’s financial health, there are many strategies you can employ to do so. Below are five ways to help ensure your company makes it through 2015.

Why States Are Launching Title III Given National SEC Delays

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Over two years have passed since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act; however, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still working to finalize the rules that would allow average Americans to use it to its full capacity. The JOBS Act was designed to encourage funding for small businesses in the United States by easing several securities regulations, and while portions of it have aided entrepreneurs, its potential has yet to be fully realized.

EquityNet’s 2015 Crowdfunding Predictions

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Last year was good for entrepreneurs involved in the business crowdfunding industry as more startups and small businesses succeeded in raising capital. The industry is gaining mainstream attention and is poised to grow exponentially within the next year as new regulations become finalized. Here are our top predictions for crowdfunding and the finance world in 2015.

8 Tips For Acquiring Customers With Your Website

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Since 2006, inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for acquiring customers online. Inbound marketing is promoting a company through blogs, podcasts, video, eBooks, newsletters, whitepapers, SEO, social media marketing, and other forms of content marketing which serve to attract customers. However, winning customers through the Internet can be a daunting task. There are many details to consider, and each marketing channel’s strategy can get complicated in a hurry. The purpose of this article is to introduce top-level ideas on how to think about your inbound marketing strategy. Let’s dive in.