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Will the JOBS Act Actually Create Any JOBS?

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Patrick McGinnis

Now that the most significant change in securities law in years has become the law of the land, it's incumbent on Americans to ask a basic question: how will the JOBS Act actually create jobs?

Crowd Equity Will Not Measure Up to the Hype

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jonathan Aberman

Allowing people who are not well off to invest up to $5,000 in the stock of a small privately held company is a big change -- it undermines 80+ years of securities laws based upon a simple principle.

Top Ten Reasons Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail (and What Can Bring Them Back)

Lee Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

It's devastating and disheartening. But crowdfunding campaigns that don't make it the first time can often have another shot.

Why This Women-Only Site Is So Exciting

Posted 10.29.2013 | Women

According to Madeleine Albright, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. Luckily, a new website makes supporting women's...

If You Want to Find Out Who Your Friends Are... Crowdfund Your Movie

Penn Jillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Penn Jillette

My old friends, Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry, are two of the greatest writers and thinkers of all time and my new friend, Trace Adkins is . . . well, he has a really low voice. These guys would all do anything for me. If I asked them to help me get attention for a movie I was making -- they would help.

My interview with Ben Ottewell

Phil Simon | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Gomez guitarist and singer Ben Ottewell to discuss a number of topics, including the state Gomez and his recently announ...

Why Are Web Series so Darn Short?

Rolla Selbak | Posted 12.28.2013 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

Why can't we just do what Orange Is The New Black does and make each episode an hour long? Or at least half an hour? Why can't we just write a few more pages and have the camera roll a bit longer, wouldn't it be so easy?

How To Get Strangers To Pay For Your Vacation

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Small Business

Kickstarter has helped thousands of people raise over $700 million for their projects, from independent films to the world's largest jockstrap. But wh...

One Step Closer to Crowdfunding Investment

Cori Capik | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Cori Capik

Chances are, you or someone you know has given money to a crowdfunding platform. It's less likely, though, you've received anything significant from your contribution. (Unless you count that signed CD your friend released two years ago.) But now we're one step closer to making that a thing of the past.

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back -- First Impressions of Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Rohan Kusre | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Sitting on the edge of our seats, money in hand for more than 18 months. The private equity field has been bracing for a shake up and it is finally here.

How Are Africans Responding to the Terror at Westgate

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgNow in the aftermath of the assault, a question is posed to us Kenyans, a question I ask myself: Do I seek revenge?

Beggars' Banquet: New Music Schemes for New Music Dreams

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

For composers of New Music, these marketing tools are very helpful. There are so many marketing opportunities, in fact, that it would be difficult to list them all. Funding, however, is a different story.

Crowdfunding Solutions: 3 Tips for Using Kickstarter to Fund Journalism

Garrett Goodman | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Garrett Goodman

There has been an immense amount of hemming and hawing over the state of the news industry of late. Print circulation is in general decline, digital a...

Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle!

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Suchitra Vijayan

I have become accustomed to these words. They are a silent reminder that if Anais Nin hustled I should be hustling too. I smile and setup shop in my nook of the cafe. I tell myself that this is a new day, till I start reading my emails. Then I realize again that, I am at the very bottom of a ponzi scheme called life.

The Coolest Tiny Tech Toys You Never Knew You Needed

Nova Lorraine | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Nova Lorraine

In the midst of big-name product releases, from the latest smartphone to motion-activated televisions, sometimes the little guys get left behind. Check out my picks for the best tiny tech products to make a big difference in your everyday life.

The Gold in Your Wedding Band: Mined by Modern-Day Slaves?

Verite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Verite

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPeru is fifth largest gold producer in the world -- if illegally produced gold is taken into account.

Before You Consider Crowdfunding: What to Look For in an Investor

Panos Panay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.

Reverse Crowdfund-gineering: Five Behavioral Lessons We Can Learn From Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

KC Harry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
KC Harry

You passionately provide details about your endeavor, and you receive feedback -- on your network's level of interest, their advice on your approach and on other alternatives you could consider. And this is where the ability to remain open to receiving their feedback becomes imperative.

Five Sources of Money for Your Startup

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 12.03.2013 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Compared with a few years back -- when credit markets froze, venture capitalists went on hiatus, and people's stock portfolios took a hit -- there are more funding options than ever for growing startups.

'Social Entrepreneurs Challenge' Kicks Off, Rewards Innovators And Crowdfunding Virtuosos!

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post and the Skoll Foundation launched the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising initiative for organizations striv...

Want to Change the World? Support Independent Media!

Jacob Devaney | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

It's really that simple. Anyone with the slightest understanding of business is aware that most media is driven by the dollar.

Maureen Ryan

'The Middleman' Returns!

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

"The Middleman" creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach launched a crowdfunding initiative Tuesday that he hopes will bring new "Middleman" content to fans. ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Guitars for the 21st Century

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Tom Semioli

With all due respect to Jon Landau and Bruce, I saw the future of rock 'n' roll and its name is... Bohemian Guitars.

The Generosity of the Human Spirit

Anita Casalina | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Where is there any good news? The answer lies beneath the surface, under the noise and drama that capture major headlines. Unobtrusive and resilient, the human spirit of kindness, caring and generosity is still thriving.

Kiva CEO to speak at Little Rock social entrepreneurship conference

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

On Tuesday October 8th, Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery will be in Little Rock, Arkansas, to speak at the joint Winthrop Rockefeller Institute-Clinto...