Jan
15

Here’s how regulation crowdfunding performed in 2016.

Written by SHERWOOD NEISS, CROWDFUND CAPITAL ADVISORS Appeared first in VentureBeat on Jan 11, 2017 Image Credit: Miriam Doerr Martin Frommherz/Shutterstock In May, the third and final part of the 2012 JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding, went into effect and 2016 ended with much promise for entrepreneurs seeking funding and our … [Read more...]

Dec
21

Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring

Well, its that time again....... I'm dusting off ornaments, untangling a ball full of metal fishhook hangers from each other and uncurling ribbons on those (damn) wreath bows. I think it might be time to go shopping. Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring Ding- dong, Ring- ring all the bells are … [Read more...]

Dec
08

When your expertise is disrespected run.

That's right. Don't walk. Run. Run far far away from anyone who disrespects you. They are toxic to you. If they treat you poorly unfriend them. In person or online. Get rid of them. If your looking for opportunities you have to be around people who VALUE what you say, VALUE what you can do, and think highly of you. Opportunities … [Read more...]

Nov
24

Learn how to crowdfund and lift up your business with the crowd.

Are you looking to raise money to start or expand your business?  Are you in a position where you don’t know any venture capitalists? The banks continue to just said “no"?  And you’ve heard about crowdfunding, but don’t know where to start? If this describes you, then Success with Crowdfunding has 2 introductory webinars … [Read more...]

Nov
07

What’s the value of social media to your small biz?

Market Makers is a podcast series I just started on soundcloud. Here is a short clip from a recent conversation I had with Maria Pearson and Scott Gillespie about how to figure out how valuable social media is to your small business. It's just over 8 … [Read more...]

Sep
23

Finance Call #455…

When it comes to a small business finding capital, there is nothing more important then finding it when you need to. Today with bank lending significantly down, alternative finance sources- like finance companies- are pouncing on sme's in droves trying to take advantage of their need to find working capital. I still cannot believe how … [Read more...]

Sep
01

Why many good ventures and small businesses fail to grow.

A significant portion of the problem to help small and medium sized business (SME's) find the cash they need is that too few who are able to help, are helping. SME's need money to: *Get through a business hurdle *Pay for their growth spurt *OR modestly fund their startup strategy It's a simple problem to solve really. It all … [Read more...]

Jul
24

Effective Ways to Leverage Content in a Sales Pitch

Content is King, according to current marketing wisdom. But what does that really mean? Is this limited to blogs? Or sales pages? Or does it encompass a whole lot more? The latter is the case. The best content marketing appeals to a broad range of personalities and offers each segment of the market a little something that appeals to that … [Read more...]

Jul
07

When things are going well, or not, what goes through your head? And what does that have to do with your ultimate success, or not, anyway?

Logic dictates that when things are going well, we feel better about ourselves and when things are not we don’t. Both are reactionary in that the messages we are choosing to send to ourselves are related to life events or situations that may or may not be within our control. But if you want to become more aware, an important first step … [Read more...]

Jul
03

What will be in your declaration of independence?

Tomorrow is the 240th anniversary from the day the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence and the United States became a country on July 4, 1776. There certainly were some rough years for the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Some were arrested, imprisoned as traitors and tortured before they … [Read more...]

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