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5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

Viral Hoax Garners Thousands in Sympathy Funds Online

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Even though I know I can't believe everything I read or see online, sometimes I still do. But there are people who use lies and deception with unclear motives on the Internet.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

DIBS: The Next Broad City

Jarryd Willis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Jarryd Willis

As we all wait for season two of Broad City we have a few options for how to cope. We could sit in a dark room and cry, try to invent a time machine, or fall in love with a new series. If you chose the latter, DIBS is the best cure for Broad City withdrawals.

Crowdsourcing Is Killing Your Copy

Megan Atkinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Megan Atkinson

The words you use to inspire the masses, influence change, and shake the world by its shoulders need to be YOUR words spoken in YOUR voice reinforcing YOUR message.

The Anatomy of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Joe Boyd | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Joe Boyd

After a successful one-man show in Cincinnati in April we wanted to take that show on a national tour and put up four new shows over the next year. So we went for it. Here's why I think it has worked.

Richmond REALLY Loves The Foo Fighters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

The folks of Richmond, Virginia -- and most certainly the surrounding DMV area -- have upped the ante on what it means to be a Foo Fighters fan. Led b...

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

Police Use New Tool To Source Crowds For Evidence

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking ...

Stepping into the Growing 3D Printing Industry

Daniel Cowen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Huffpost Code
Daniel Cowen

The birth of the 3Doodler was created out of a shortcoming, and the need to find a solution.

The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Narinder Singh

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose.

Crowdsourcing Goes Further Than You'd Think

Jonathan Schilit | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Schilit

This crowd wisdom from social communities is not a new phenomenon. However, it's certainly gaining traction and acceptance.

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

The Secret Sauce to Successful Crowdsourcing Campaigns

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

We live in an age of entrepreneurial overload, after all -- how are you going to set yourself apart from all the rest?

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

Aziz Ansari Is Crowdsourcing Reddit for His New Book Modern Romance

Zola Books | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Zola Books

You may have heard that Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is writing a book on modern romance -- but did you know that you can help write it?

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

The Decentralization Of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

Danae Ringelmann | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Danae Ringelmann

Crowdfunding validates a market better than any industry studies, focus groups, investor expertise or guesswork can ever do. It enables entrepreneurs to get smarter faster by testing their pricing, features, messaging and target markets before they launch.

Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy

Stephanie Michele | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days.

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The first thing I need from you is encouragement to take a bigger view of our business sector. We need to show a willingness to press traditional boundaries so we can liberate our thinking to see pockets of opportunity we may have overlooked.

3 Tricks To Getting The Most From Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

With the variety of crowdfunding platforms available, more entrepreneurs are seeking them as viable options for raising the capital necessary for starting a business. While a portion of them wind up being successful, many of them miss the simple tricks and strategies that can propel them to their initial financial goals.

The Emergence of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Although there does not appear to be an imminent risk of the nascent REC platforms supplanting longer-established sources, the convenience and predictability of REC platforms is likely to propel their proliferation.