Crowdfund Investing For Dummies

Crowdfund Investing For Dummies

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The easy way to get started in crowdfund investing

Crowdfund investing (CFI) is going to be the next big thing onWall Street.  U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and lawfirms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of newfinancial products that will be available to the general publicstarting in early 2013.  The introduction of these productswill revolutionize the financing of small businesses and startupsfor these key reasons:

  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have haddifficulty obtaining capital through traditional means (such asbank loans and angel investors) in recent years, will have accessto investors around the world through social media.
  • For the first time, investors (so-called unqualifiedinvestors) will be able to purchase an equity stake in abusiness or new investment vehicle.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is overseeing thecreation of online portals that will allow entrepreneurs and smallinvestors to connect. When these portals go live in 2013,Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will be on the front line toeducate business owners, other entrepreneurs, and investorsalike.

 Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will walkentrepreneurs and investors, like yourself, through this newinvesting experience, beginning with explaining how and why CFIdeveloped and what the 2012 JOBS says about CFI.

Entrepreneurs will find out how much funding they canrealistically raise through CFI; how to plan and launch a CFIcampaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful;and how to work within the SEC’s regulations at everystage. 

 Investors will discover: the benefits and risks of CFI;how much they can invest; how a CFI investment may fit into abroader investment portfolio; how to provide value to the businessor project being funded; and how to bow out of an investment whenthe time is right.  

Crowdfund Investing For Dummies is an indispensableresource for long time investors and novice investors alike.