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Common Federal Securities Exemptions for Small Businesses

If you offer securities for sale, the federal securities laws require you to register the securities with the Securities Exchange Commission unless an exemption applies. But what are some of the common federal securities exemptions that may apply to your business as you start raising money or giving equity to your employees? Read more

Benefits of Crowdfunding

The Many Benefits of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a fantastic tool for generating early stage funds for all types of enterprises, including nonprofits, social enterprises, startups, and small businesses. There are many easy-to-use platforms and the legal requirements for launching a crowdfunding campaign are minimal (see this article on crowdfunding laws for nonprofits). But the benefits of crowdfunding go beyond simply raising funds. This article discusses several of the benefits of crowdfunding, including demonstrating proof of concept as a means to raise money from professional and institutional investors. Read more

Nonprofit Crowdfunding Laws

Nonprofit Crowdfunding Laws

Crowd source funding, or crowdfunding, is an innovative method for businesses and organizations to raise small amounts of money from a large base of individuals. Crowdfunding is particularly helpful for nonprofit organizations, as it allows them to carry out their programmatic activities without being heavily reliant on donations and grants from wealthy individuals, institutions, and the government, while at the same time engaging members of the community. But nonprofit entrepreneurs are well advised to pay close attention to nonprofit crowdfunding laws of different states. Read more