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Entrepreneur Spotlight: John Reese


With over 40,000 entrepreneurs on the site, we’ve had the chance to hear countless stories from people across the world about their ideas, their companies, and why they decided to become entrepreneurs in the first place. We’ve enjoyed listening to every one of them, too – from the truly inspirational, to the ones that leave us scratching our heads – they serve as a reminder that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all definition for an entrepreneur. Now, we’ve decided to share some of these stories with you.

This is the first in an ongoing series we’re calling “Entrepreneur Spotlight” where we get the chance to speak with entrepreneurs and listen to their stories. First up is John Reese, CEO of Open Book Ben. You can check out their EquityNet profile here.

Try Our New Free Crowdfunding Tools


We’re proud to announce two new additions to our portfolio of crowdfunding resources; the Profit Margin Calculator and Cash Flow Calculator. These calculators are designed to help entrepreneurs improve their business planning and fundraising efforts, and like our other crowdfunding tools and resources, they are free to use.

Arkansas’ Own Crowdfunding Site EquityNet Alive and Kicking


What Arkansas’ EquityNet lacks in scrappy appeal it seeks to make up for in experience and performance.

Of course, the 10-year-old company, based in Fayetteville, has an audience and purpose very different from Kickstarter or Indiegogo. While Kickstarter links donors seeking rewards in, say, cheese, EquityNet is an equity investing platform, linking startups to investors seeking a stake in the startup.

EquityNet At 2015 National Incubation Conference


EquityNet is proud to announce its participation at the National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA) 29th annual International Conference on Business Incubation from April 26-29 in Denver, Colorado. The event brought together over 600 incubation and entrepreneurial support professionals from all over the world to connect with others in their fields, learn new techniques, and explore new trends.

Ensure Your Business Plan Covers All Presentation Bases

You can double your chances of securing capital if you have a complete business plan, but you can sink your business with a flawed one. That’s from Judd Hollas, CEO of EquityNet, an online platform that has raised $270 million in capital for small businesses.

The Impact Of Current Social Media Trends For Crowdfunding


As many business owners know, social media is a powerful tool that helps them let the rest of the world know what they’re about and what they have to offer. It has also become a critical element in crowdfunding campaigns to help entrepreneurs raise capital for their businesses. Social media trends, however, are constantly changing. Here’s a look at some of those trends that will develop over the next year.

Apply To Pitch At SXSW V2Venture In-Person Pitch Competition


EquityNet has partnered with SXSW in the third annual SXSW V2Venture in-person pitch competition. It takes place on Wednesday, July 22 at Bellagio Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future with a guided tour by SXSW emcees and judges.

Founder’s Chat, Part 6: What Are The Easiest And Hardest Things About Crowdfunding?


This is part 6 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 6 of our Founder’s Chat series, we asked our entrepreneurs: What is the easiest and the hardest thing about crowdfunding?