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Crowdfunding - A Financial Alternative for Entrepreneurs

  • 20 Apr 2017
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar

New technology and cultural changes in the 21st century are adding to the changing landscape of entrepreneurship. This April, IEDC is hosting a special webinar mini-series on current trending opportunities that entrepreneurs in your community may be pursuing. Hear discussions on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer financing, and then a special discussion on barriers women entrepreneurs face.

Over the past five years, crowdfunding has become a viable source of capital for entrepreneurs, no matter if they are in a small town or big city. This peer-to-peer financing method is easily facilitated by the internet; and thanks to new federal and state regulations, interstate and equity funding is becoming possible. Consider how you can utilize this alternative financing method to create jobs and diversify your local economy. This webinar will discuss how crowdfunding is transforming the way entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

You'll discover so much during this webinar, including:

- The types of crowdfunding sources available and what you need to know about the JOBS Act
- How your economic development organization can use crowdfunding as a job creation diversification tool
- Case studies from urban and rural communities which demonstrate startup launch successes through crowdfunding


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