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How Crowdfunding Is Saving This Homeless Mother

Community crowdfunding has raised almost $30,000 for Shanesha Taylor, a mother jailed for leaving her children unattended during a job interview.

When you say crowdfunding, you usually think of something like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, where creators…

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Tips from an entrepreneurs real experience launching a Crowdfunding project

While crowdfunding may seem daunting, if you’re successful, you get to see your vision come…

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The original 'Shaq-Fu' is considered one of the worst games of all time, with sites dedicated to destroying every known copy of the game.

Shaq Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Shaq-Fu’ Reboot

Want to support the 'Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn' reboot? Donate $600 and Shaq himself will follow you on Instagram.

The original ‘Shaq-Fu’ is considered one of the worst games of all time, with sites…

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Kickstarter's users have pledged over $1 billion to various projects, including the Veronica Mars movie.

Kickstarter Reaches $1 Billion in Pledges

$619 million of Kickstarter's billion-dollar milestone came from returning donors

More than half of the $1 billion was raised since March of last year

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Where to Go to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

Students think like entrepreneurs to meet school expenses

The average cost of tuition, fees, and room and board at a private, nonprofit, four-year…

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Picking an accountant

SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Discusses How to Pick an Accountant

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains how to pick an accountant for your small business

How to pick an accountant for your small business

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Crowdfunding Success

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains the 7 key steps you need to take to make your crowdfunding campaign a success

Have you ever created a crowdfunding campaign?

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7 Key Elements to A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding can be an effective tool for raising money for your business

This tool can be effective in jumpstarting your business

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5 Most Popular Options Used to Finance a Startup

These are the more common ways entrepreneurs are accessing cash to launch their enterprises

Methods like these can get your business the cashflow it needs

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

3 Challenges Facing Equity Crowdfunding Sites

Title III of the Jobs Acts will create opportunities for new investors and challenges for crowdfunding platforms

The SEC released its proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act this past…

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SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls

Founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17

SOCIALgrlz founder and FOCUS 100 fellow Marissa Jennings launches crowdfunding campaign for first mobile app…

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ABC Shark Tank’s Chef Big Shake Goes Up Against Major Brands With Crowdfunding

Shawn Davis launches his Shrimp Burger Revolution Tour

Big Shake is the originator of the original shrimp burger

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Learn and Win Prizes in AARP/Black Enterprise’s Small Business University

Four-week webinar series offers expert guidance to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow small businesses

Black Enterprise Small Business University offers expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow…

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Title III of The JOBS Act Passes: A Major Win for Minority Businesses

The shift in securities laws will make it easier to access capital for startups

With Title III in place, investors don’t have to have $1 million net worth in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SEC Changes Expected to Ease Funding Challenges for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs

There are 8.7 million accredited investor households eligible to invest in the U.S.

The SEC lifted the ban on general solicitation changing an 80-year-old securities law to help…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Watch Melinda Emerson Educate You on Essentials for Your Business at Small Business University

Earn points and possibly win prizes for answering questions about these presentations you viewed

Enjoy Melinda’s informative lessons

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The Business of Mommy Blogging

12 Ideas for Revamping Your Boring Company Blog

How to spruce up your company's content

Tips to sprucing up your company’s blog content.

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Startup Competition Winners Say Mentorship is The Key to Efficiency

Owners of WeDidIt crowdfunding platform talk how mentorship helped them

Finding a mentor early is the best way startups can focus on the things that…

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Startups Still Rely Heavily on Family for Funding

Few Americans invest in businesses belonging to strangers despite high hopes of crowdfunding supporters

Did a family member fund your business?

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SoMoLend Crowdfunding Site Faces Fraud Charges

Ohio state regulators threaten to shut down the website for making false claims and financial projections

Klein said that SoMoLend is in discussions with the state, and stressed that that state…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Daymond John and Mark Cuban to Attend First Shark Tank Audition For Minority Businesses

ABC’s co-stars will join executive producer Mark Burnett

Companies that register for the conference also will have the opportunity to participate in a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABC’s Shark Tank Wants Black Businesses

Casting directors to hold open call on Capitol Hill during economic empowerment conference

Shark Tank is a competition reality-based television series that features a panel of self-made multimillionaire…

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Spike Lee Is Raising Money for New Film Via Kickstarter

Fans raised millions for Veronica Mars project

Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million for the project

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Crowdfunding is Becoming the New Match.com

The new rules for general solicitation could drive more investors to crowfund small businesses

This is really phase one of equity-based crowdfunding, which has been split into two parts.

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New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing, Hurt Startups

New rules require divulging personal financial info

One advocacy group says the new SEC rules regarding Angel Investors could hurt start ups…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SEC Allows Startups to Advertise That They’re Fundraising

Companies will benefit by being able to raise money more easily

Last year the U.S. Congress approved the JOBS Act & directed the SEC to carry…

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

11 Ways to Get Your Passion Project Funded Online

Tips to scoring financial support on your crowdfunding project

Tips to garnering financial support on your crowdfunding project.

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Can entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to save Hostess

They’re Back! Twinkies Making a July Comeback

After years of struggles, snack company reemerges under new ownership

Under new ownership, Hostess will bring back its beloved snacks on July 15.

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

7 Things to Ask Yourself Before Donating to a Crowdfunding Campaign

Helping someone realize their dreams shouldn't come before goals of your own

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Hey Frugs! Nowadays, it seems like every person has a project that he…

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11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now

Legitimate online businesses you can start immediately

The easiest online businesses to start right now.

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Don’t Let Future Costs of College Deter Your Saving

Save now, worry later

Knotts says parents should stretch their savings, save smart and be realistic about their goals.…

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Highland Capital Partners Selects 2013 Summer@Highland Class

Summer@Highland Success Camp for Student Entrepreneurs Announces 2013 Class

Nearly 900 applicants from 85 universities applied this year

Summer@Highland is designed to provide student founders with the environment and resources to accelerate their…

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Rethink Your Resume: Creative Ideas You Can Execute Today

One savvy job seeker used Kickstarter as inspiration

Some say keep it simple. Others say get fancy with it. Either way, creativity can…

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Kangu.org enables citizen philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women in developing countries

Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries

New crowdfunding initiative gives the gift of life this Mother's Day

Kangu.org enables philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women…

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site

The company's mission is to democratize the fundraising practice.

Barbara is one of the “Sharks” starring in the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,”…

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Investors Gather to Fund Promising Marijuana Companies in Seattle

Experst call legalized marijuana the greatest investment opportunity since the fall of communism

Investors from around the world will gather in Seattle to hear pitches from the top…

By C. Daniel Baker

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BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding

Morehouse College alums create crowdfunding platform for African-American entrepreneurs

A group of Morehouse College alums wanted to help other entrepreneurs on their quest for…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

A Year Later, Small Business Organizations Frustrated with JOBS Act

Organization feels the SEC isn't doing enough to support them

One year later, small business organizations feel they haven’t received enough support from the JOBS…

By C. Daniel Baker

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House Rule 506 and Crowdfunding

How to Follow Rule 506 When Crowdfunding Your Small Business

How a change in government regulation affects crowdfunding

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act, new laws affecting the ability to raise money…

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Techturized founders, Candace Mitchell, Chanel Martin, Joy Buolamwini, and Jess Watson try to eliminate the search it takes for women of color to find hair styles and products that fit their lifestyles.

Tech Startup of The Week: Techturized Wins With Hair Care Company

Georgia Tech alumnas find a way to solve the trial and error process of testing black hair care products and styles

Hair care technology company Techturized is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

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New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Elixher is go-to resource for multidimensional representation of all things queer

Readers can download Elixher magazine on their mobile phones and tablets.

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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Reddit Raises $10,000 for Security Guard Who Tased Woman

Mall security rewarded for his efforts

Reddit joins forces to reward Internet hero who tasers unruly patrons at an Atlanta mall.…

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When Crowdfunding goes wrong, Kickstarter Project Bankrupts Entrepreneur

Did a Kickstarter Project Bankrupt an Entrepreneur?

What happens when you don't deliver your Kickstarter Project?

Kickstarter has raised millions for designers and entrepreneurs. But what happens when no product materializes?

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How to Woo Investors 101

New organization teaches entrepreneurs about the fundamentals of getting funded

As the Entrepreneurial Growth and Wealth Creation Symposium nears, Timothy Reese, founder of the National…

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8 Kickstarter Alternatives to Crowdfund Your Startup

Move over Kickstarter

You can use these sites to raise funds as well.

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Startup Canada Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Startup Canada Launches an Indiegogo Campaign for Entrepreneurs

Startup announces a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign to support entrepreneurs

Organization attempts to create a community for Canadian Entrepreneurs

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Can entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to save Hostess

Can Entrepreneurs use CrowdFunding to Save Hostess?

Crowdfunding is another term for collective fundraising by a large group of people who either donate money or receive equity stakes in a business.

Using CrowdFunding, a group of entrepreneurs attempt to save the 82-year-old iconic company

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Mindblown Labs’ Educational Game Scores Over $75K on Kickstarter

Educational tech startup furthers initiative through crowdfunding

Mindblown Labs raised $77,522 for the company’s financial literacy game, Mindblown Life (MBL).

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

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The JOBS Act: Acceptance of Crowdfunding Provision Likely to Increase Startup Growth

With crowdfunding a concern of JOBS Act critics, see what makes the capital funding method viable

The JOBS Act has received support from lawmakers and startup advocates, as well as disapproval…

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Accessing Fresh Capital Sources

Right now, all sorts of nonprofit causes and entertainment projects can receive cash donations from…

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How Entrepreneurship Can Fix Young America

Young Entrepreneur Council founder Scott Gerber fights to combat unemployment and empower young college grads through entrepreneurship

Young Entrepreneur Council founder Scott Gerber fights to combat unemployment and empower young college grads…

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"Tell me why I should put my money into your business." Can you make the case?

How to Maximize Crowdfunding and Raise Money for Your Business

Innovative ways for entrepreneurs to get funding

Smart ways to raise money for your business with crowdfunding

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Strong historical cash flows.

A banker will first look at your income statement and bottom line, add back a few things that are fairly essential to the cash flow analysis, such as depreciation, which is a non-cash expense.  They’ll use the business’ interest expense to come up with just a rudimentary cash flow number. “That’s important because bankers just want to have an idea of your capacity to repay their loan,” says Dillon. “So, the basic equation in a bankers mind is, ‘this is how much it’s going to cost for them to repay my loan.’”

In the News: BofA Settles Claims for $335 Million; Actor Graham Brown Dies and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Have the proper capital to invest to build a franchise system that lasts. “When you build a franchise system, there are a lot of hidden costs you may not be aware of,” he says. “You have to be able to have the right people, the right amount of capital to put into your marketing program and legal costs related to your FDD [Franchise Disclosure Document].” The FDD is a legal document which is presented to prospective buyers of franchises in the pre-sale disclosure.

Congress to Help Business Owners Raise Capital with Crowdfunding

New bill lets entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to start or grow their ventures. Here’s how.

The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act lets entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to start or grow their…

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How to Effectively Fund A Project on Kickstarter

5 steps to using the crowdfunding platform to get your startup off the ground

From Evita Robinson of Nomad-Ness TV to the founders of FASHIZBLACK magazine, learn from three…

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