Which Way is Your Way … Bank, Venture, Angel, Crowdfunding?

No matter if your a  small business, start up, non-profit, charitable cause, or social activist … YOU NEED MONEY!  Now the question is how to get it?  There are so many ways conventional and non-conventional to raise funds these days, which is why  we’ve put together a few great articles and blogs on this very topic.  Hopefully they will get you on your way to successfully financing your great idea.

How to get your business funded
Contrary to popular belief, business plans do not generate business financing. True, there are many kinds of financing options that require a business plan, but nobody invests in a business plan.  Investors need a business plan as a document that communicates ideas and information, but they invest in a company, in a product, and in people.https://articles.bplans.com/how-to-get-your-business-funded/

When should a start up raise capital
When a startup should raise capital is the subject of much debate, and rarely will two individuals give the same answer. Why? Because each company’s circumstances are different, and the “right” answer is a function of many different factors. In general, the answer is as simple, and as complicated, as “when you’re ready.” Are you ready, read on!

How to use Social Media for Crowd Funding campaign
Are you launching a crowdfunding campaign?  Want to use social media to promote it? To reach your goals, you’ll need to use social media before, during and after your campaign. In this article you’ll discover how to use social media to achieve crowdfunding success. Read More.

11 tips how to raise money from strangers
Social media is changing more than the way we market and communicate… It’s changing the way we raise capital. Crowdfunding websites are popping up that connect entrepreneurs with investors, producers with patrons, and causes with contributors. Here are some tips to help you master crowdfunding.

26 TOP Crowdfunding sites by niche:Crowdfunding for Non-Profits, Charitable Causes, and Social Activists
The crowdfunding landscape has gotten pretty, well, crowded. It’s not just Kickstarter anymore —when entrepreneurs and artists want to take their projects to the masses, they’ve got dozens of platforms to choose from. How can you tell which one suits your project best? We’ve broken down the best crowdfunding sites by industry and project type, and collected crucial details from the fine print to help you decide.  Read More.

Here is a short list of the most popular group funding platforms

  • Kickstarter – funding for creative projects; primary users: artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, explorers, curators, illustrators, game designers.
  • Indiegogo – the world’s largest global funding platform.
  • Rocket Hub – designed for social media based fundraising; primary users: creatives.
  • Givezooks! – geared toward non-profits and provides them with tools to manage fundraising efforts.
  • Just Give – help people find charities that they would want to support.
  • Causes – fundraiser site which is fully integrated into Facebook.
  • Crowdrise – for personal fundraising, such as: non-profits, event fundraising, special occasion fundraising, team projects.
  • Network for Good – one of the more established charitable donation sites.

We are happy to help you prepare for financing; we help entrepreneurs and start ups with business plan creation, pitch books and presentations, and crowdfunding campaign design and management.

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