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How Social Media Changed Fundraising

Social media changed fundraising for better and for worse. Understanding social media limitations is the only way to raise more money. I started getting involved fundraising for social causes in 2005 … [Read More...]

Two Alternative Investment Strategies for When Stocks are Too Expensive

These two alternative investment strategies can help you earn high returns without having to follow the herd into expensive stocks The stock market is ridiculously expensive. I’ve been an equity … [Read More...]

3 Must-Ask Questions for a Crowdfunding Consultant

The boom in crowdfunding has produced an army of crowdfunding consultants, but are they really worth your time? Crowdfunding campaigns reach out to me on a regular basis about posting a review of their campaign on the blog. I’m almost always happy to accept some kind of guest post and offer my own thoughts on […]

How to Write an Irresistible Crowdfunding Press Release

Writing a crowdfunding press release that gets media attention could mean a viral campaign and huge fundraising success. Follow these steps to write an irresistible crowdfunding press release. Used correctly, crowdfunding press releases can be a powerful part of your promotion strategy. If you’re able to craft a compelling story, the crowdfunding press release offers […]

Crowdfunding to Overcome a Personal Financial Crisis

Follow these steps to learn how crowdfunding can help you overcome a personal financial crisis Crowdfunding proves to be an influential force and it continues to expand into different industries. It captivates the interest of individuals and organizations alike. But what’s the appeal? The crowdfunding model empowers anyone to rally support for a cause or […]

Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding Marketing Strategy

Reach the real crowd in crowdfunding with a crowdfunding marketing strategy and don’t join the 60% of campaigns that fail to reach their funding goal This post is a follow-up to a post last week on … [Read More...]

5 Small Business Funding Mistakes Defeating Your Dreams

Are your misconceptions about crowdfunding and small business funding defeating your dreams? I’ve been working with business owners on their plans to raise money through crowdfunding and alternative … [Read More...]

An All-in-One Small Business Accounting Solution that Actually Works

Xero accounting software can handle your small business accounting, inventory and taxes in one manageable solution I’ve been keeping some form of small business records since 2003, first starting with just small freelance gigs and transitioning to a full-time side hustler in 2013. It’s been a long road and one of the biggest problems has […]

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QuickBooks Online Review: Get Your Business Organized and Profitable

Intuit has upgraded its QuickBooks Online accounting software, making it a strong resource for keeping your small business organized I’m an old school Excel guy and have always just kept my own books in a simple spreadsheet. So I was a bit skeptical when a blogger friend told me I needed to review Quickbooks Online […]

Forget Crowdfunding, Get a Peer Loan Instead!

Crowdfunding is just one side of the alternative finance coin. Is a peer loan a better option for your funding need? Crowdfunding is changing the way people raise money for their dream projects and business ideas but is it the best form of financing available? Massive growth in peer lending last year brought the industry […]

How to Place High-Quality Tenants in Your Rental

If you are renting out your property, it is important that you hand over the keys to a tenant you can trust.  You have already invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars into your property to attract the highest-quality tenant, so how do you make sure you choose the right one?  A high-quality tenant will […]

Best Crowdfunding Books for 2017 for Small Business and Investors

These top crowdfunding books will help you meet your business goals and invest wisely in 2017 Less than 2% of small businesses are using crowdfunding and the market for crowdfunding investing has just opened to everyone last year. It’s fair to say that the vast majority of people have no idea what kind of an […]

The Pyramid Plan to Pick Real Estate Crowdfunding Investing Deals

Real estate crowdfunding could be the biggest opportunity for Main Street investors in more than 50 years It’s been more than half a century since an opportunity has opened up in real estate investing like real estate crowdfunding. Investments in crowd funded properties jumped three-fold last year and could pass $1 billion this year as […]

Crowdfunding 2016 Predictions: The Next Real Estate Boom?

Crowdfunding 2016 looks to be another record year as regular investors enter the funding revolution Crowdfunding is estimated to have past $30 billion this year, up more than 150% from the amount raised globally last year. Thanks to new regulations allowing anyone to invest in projects, crowdfunding 2016 could easily top $60 billion and surpass […]