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How Your Small Business Can Raise Money From Its Community

The game has changed for entrepreneurs and investors: You can use your social network to get money and to share your success.

Read all of How Your Small Business Can Raise Money From Its Community on forbes.com

 

How Investing In Women Entrepreneurs Can Be A Surefire Way To Good ROI

How can you combine a fail safe investment option and the JOBS Act to invest in women and minority small businesses.

Read all of How Investing In Women Entrepreneurs Can Be A Surefire Way To Good ROI on Forbes.com. 

 

 

 

How To Blow Past Your Crowdfunding Goal Using Female Empowerment

Step aside, Goodnight Moon, there’s another must-read book for young girls.

 
 
 

How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Option for Your Company

If you are itching to start your own business, now’s a good time to scratch that itch! There are now more ways than ever before for raising capital to start and grow businesses.

Read all of How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Option for Your Company on myturnstone.com

 

The Essential Guide to Investment Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

As regulations ease, more companies can exploit newly popular crowdfunding options to raise the capital they need to get their businesses off the ground.

 
To read all of The Essential Guide to Investment Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act go to quickbooks.com. 

Time For Tea Series: Women and Crowdfunding

Emmy Award Winning journalist Allison Haunss sits down with three women in business who have raised money through rewards-based crowdfunding. Guests include Erin Bagwell (Filmmaker and Feminist blogger), Geri Stengel (Founder of Ventureneer) and Patty Lennon (Crowdfunding Expert)

Crowdfunding Is A Female Founder’s Best Friend

The tools needed for crowdfunding match the skills women have, making it a great way to get past the funding gatekeepers.

 

Why Crowdfunding Is so Successful for Women Entrepreneurs

One funding option gives women an edge over men. Is it the right option for your business?

Read all of Why Crowdfunding Is so Successful for Women Entrepreneurs on myturnstone.com.

8 Tips For Crowdfunding Success

Whether you’re a startup or an existing business, a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign offers debt- and equity-free money to launch a product. That’s right! You don’t have to give up a piece of your company in exchange for money or pay interest on a loan.

Women are proving that they have the right stuff to be successful at rewards campaigns. I know this from first-hand experience and from women I’ve interviewed. I raised 71% more than my $7,500 campaign goal.

Women are organized, diligent, clear communicators, good storytellers and skilled marketers. The result: Women had a 70% success rate in reaching their Kickstarter goals vs. 61% for men. Further analysis showed that it was not women’s more modest financial goals that accounted for their higher rate of success, according to research conducted by Hebrew University, the Kauffman Foundation, and UC Berkeley.

I recently connected with Shelley Prevost of Torch, who exceeded her goal of raising $150,000 by 8%. Two thirds of parents want to limit or guide their children’s use of the internet, according to Alexandra Samuel, who researches the way we use the internet.Torch is a simple-to-use, smart router that allows parents to guide their children’s use of the internet.

So how do women do it?

Read all 8 Tips For Crowdfunding Success on Forbes.com.

How to Get Funding for Your Startup Online

Banks have been reluctant to lend money to startups and small businesses, but that doesn’t mean funding is unavailable. The truth is, even before the financial crisis, banks were holding back. According to  The State of Small Business Lending: Credit Access during the Recovery and How Technology May Change the Game, the economic crisis from which we are emerging only accelerated the banks’ reluctance to lend. But luckily for startups everywhere, the void left by banks has been quickly filled by online financing options.

Read all of How to Get Funding for Your Startup Online on myturnstone.com.



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