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Institutional Real Estate Crowdfunding: Big Players Join the Crowd

David Drake | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
David Drake

It's Time to Rethink Your Stance Current trends suggest that those who believe crowdfunding is a "minority capital" and that it excludes (to a large ...

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Realty Mogul Is Changing The Crowdfunding Game

Nadine Cheung | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

When it comes to crowdfunding, sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the first to come to mind. However, crowdfunding in the real estate space has ...

Thinking of Investing Through Crowdfunding?

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

It's important that all investors use their 'investment sense' with proper due diligence prior to involvement and before paying for any offered security. Otherwise, investors stand to lose it all.

Lou and Lee in the Island of Perfection, a Greek Writer's Tale

Maria Zavakou | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Maria Zavakou

Ever since I was a child, I loved storytelling. I used it in making my own Muppet shows, in-school fanzines, and invent stories when I was at home. It...

Innovative Lending Options Give Small Businesses New Life

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

There are some good funding alternatives for small businesses and the growth in this area continues to accelerate. It won't be long before you and I can get crowdfunded equity in our favorite startups and businesses.

How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign

John Corcoran | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something. Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hol...

Going Against the Flow: Vivienne Harr of Make a Stand

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Charu Sharma

When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."

3 Ways to Use CrowdFunding for Market Research

Steve Olenski | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Steve Olenski

An unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign may seem devastating. Ostensibly, if you didn't reach or exceed your funding goal, you can safely assume that what you offered didn't fit a specific need or wasn't good enough to warrant public funding; or simply that your campaign didn't spread to enough pockets.

Chad Kroeger Loves The Campaign To Ban Nickelback

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment

Chad Kroeger, lead vocalist and guitarist of Nickelback, has responded to the crowdfunding campaign determined to ban his band from ever entering the ...

One Year After Title II And Equity Crowdfunding

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We are beginning to see the blurring of the lines of how entrepreneurs are taking advantage of new opportunities to launch and grow their businesses.

4 Ways Student Loan Holders Can Master Their Debt

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.09.2014 | Money
Shane Paul Neil

Nearly 40 percent of younger Americans are carrying some amount of student debt and the Pew Research Center's research shows that an inability to manage and pay off that debt can impact future earning potential.

Rescue Animals Get The Help They Need Thanks To Online Donations

Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A large number of small online donations can turn pet projects into big lifesavers for animals. LoveAnimals.org, a year-old cr...

Design Consultancies -- The Perfect Platform for Launching Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Martin Willers The world is experiencing a boom in interest around startups as well as in design and the combination of the two is se...

Campaign Launched To Keep Nickelback Out Of London

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Sometimes fans crowdsource funds in order for a band to perform in their town. Sometimes fans crowdsource funds in order to ensure that a band never p...

FOX 13 NEWS Video

The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

Man Behind Potato Salad Kickstarter To Throw Party, Fight Hunger While He's At It

Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up rai...

How Do Angels Invest: Five Important Lessons from the Angel Investors Education Day

David Drake | Posted 09.23.2014 | Money
David Drake

Angels are almost everywhere in the financing and business landscape in the country, and globally. They either invest as individuals or as a group in ...

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

Homeless Elderly Couple Sleeping In Car Gets Help From 'Angels'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...

Where Does Art Come From?

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

[Takashi Yoshizak at Artbeat event. Sculpture by Kat Herine photo credit: ericjhenderson] The Scene What are the economic and social forces t...

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.