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Equity Crowdfunding Is Set to Begin This Fall for Small Business Owners. Are You Ready to Snag $1 Million?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Unlike donation crowdfunding, all promotions and marketing for equity crowdfunding had to be done on the portals.

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...

A Year of Living Obliviously

Gregory C. Simon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Gregory C. Simon

A majority of both parties supported the JOBS Act and leaders in both parties claim credit for the accomplishment. You would think they would want to implement the Act as soon as possible, but except for a few members in either chamber, the Congress is oblivious too.

The JOBS Act One Year Later: Where Equity Crowdfunding Stands

Chris Camillo | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Chris Camillo

April 5 marks the one year anniversary of the JOBS Act. It legalized equity-based crowdfunding in the U.S., which would allow ordinary Americans to invest in newly forming and established small businesses they believe in, while realizing a return on their contribution.

Clearing Up Confusion Around Crowdfunding

Brian R. Knight | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Brian R. Knight

There are scores of crowdfunding advocates and entrepreneurs poised to jump into this emerging marketplace as soon as the final rules and regulations are finished, but there are crowdfunding detractors as well who caution that this will be a fraught process.

Let Us Cross the Street

Gregory C. Simon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Small Business
Gregory C. Simon

The new JOBS Act will let millions of Americans "cross Wall Street" from the borrowing side to the investing side. But self-appointed nannies are blocking the way.

The JOBS Act: IPO On-ramp or Public Company Off-ramp?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

What really separates a good company is the quality of the product -- not the money backing the company, which is why I encourage managements to spend most of the time discovering how to develop their great idea with limited capital.

Nate C. Hindman

Former FBI Agent: How To Spot A Startup Scam

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Signed into law earlier this month, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act makes it easier for the general public to invest in startups by removing r...

Now the Really Hard Work Begins

Sara Hanks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Sara Hanks

With the ink still drying on the just signed JOBS Act, we are witnessing a new phase in America's economy that will democratize access to capital and change the landscape for investors.

The Jobless Are Screwed

Thom Hartmann | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Even though the economy is slightly improving, businesses are having difficulty finding Americans workers who are trained and qualified to handle the new job.

The JOBS Act: Not Sure If the SEC Will Let You -- or Wall Street -- Be

Christina Gagnier | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Signed into law last week by President Obama, the JOBS Act is heralded as a measure set to revolutionize how startup companies, investors (experienced and novice), the SEC and Wall Street will be able to interact in the investment world.

Eric Cantor Contradicts Romney Attack Line

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made comments that appeared to contradict one o...

Obama Signs Key Legislation

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed bipartisan jobs legislation Thursday that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups ...

JOBS Act: Crowd Funding Could Give a Boost to Small Business

Jenny Kassan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jenny Kassan

Today the president will sign the JOBS Act in to law, a complex and by no means perfect bill that contains at least one 'no-brainer' win for both businesses and investors: crowd funding.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Pitches $60 Billion In Latest Jobs Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

John McCain: Obama Bus Tour Is 'Wrong'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his verbal onslaught against President Barack Obama's bus tour on Tuesday, blasting the three-day swing throug...

Obama's Reason For Bus Tour: 'I'm The President'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simp...

Sam Stein

Obama And Democrats Embrace Schumer-ism On Tax Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By choosing to adopt a millionaires tax hike as a means to cover the cost of the president's jobs bill, Democratic leadership has closed...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Busts Up Senate Precedent

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) led Democrats in a precedent-setting move on Thursday evening, shutting down an effort by Sen...

Sam Stein

White House Chief Of Staff Calls On Republicans To Take Up Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with unbending opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration signed off on changes to the president's much t...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Offers New Way To Pay For Obama's Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to secure more votes for the president's jobs plan, Senate Democrats are considering different ways of paying for the bill,...

Obama Taking Jobs Bill Pitch To Perry Turf

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

MESQUITE, Texas -- President Barack Obama is naming names. First he singled out House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConne...

How Obama Can Win by Losing

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

President Obama can win the election in 2012 by losing the fight to Republicans for his jobs bill and related tax measures.