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At a time when small businesses cannot find capital, it’s hard to believe that small businesses do not know where to look to raise funds. Credit agency Experian discovered that more than two-third of small businesses surveyed by Experian are unaware of crowdfunding. Experian surveyed 300 small and medium enterprises (SME) and found that awareness […]

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Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold its annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 15 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. This year’s forum will begin with panel discussions on the implementation of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, and […]

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Washington, DC – September 20, 2012 – Sarah Hanks, CEO of CrowdCheck, Inc. and a CfPA board member, has published a whitepaper through Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report that sheds some light on the legislative and regulatory process of crowdfund investing. Equity crowdfunding will offer small businesses a new tool to raise capital […]

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The Consumer Electronics Association’s CEO urges the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement “immediately” rules for the new JOBS Act.  The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act changes US securities laws to make it easier for small businesses to raise capital, including, raising funds from crowdfund investing. CEA’s Gary Schapiro pointed out “Delaying implementation of the […]

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Washington, DC — September 13, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission should move with “due speed and clarity,” a panel urged the House Joint Subcommittee Hearing on JOBS Act Implementation.  Naval Ravikant, CEO of AngelList, tesified that crowdfund investing will bring more capital to small business, adding ”Today’s small start-ups are tomorrow’s Fortune 500 employer.” The committee […]

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Columbia, SC – September 13, 2012 – Repealing crowdfunding would take away the only parts of the new JOBS Act that would help small business, small business advocate Frank Knapp warned after getting word that a Tennessee Congress may seek repeal of the crowdfund provisions of the new law. President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our […]

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Commentary by David Drake Perhaps the next time you see Donald Trump on TV he, won’t fire anyone. Instead, he may be offering some stock in a new casino that some of you may want to invest in. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro supported the proposal to remove the solicitation ban of […]

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The first glimpse at how crowdfund investing may work under the JOBS Act is just months away. The JOBS Act — signed into law as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act — will permit entrepreneurs and other small businesses raise up to $ 1 million in capital per year from small investors through online crowdfunding […]