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The Most Common Mistakes Made by Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

In recent years, many startups have changed the face of the information-age economy with hot new brands and services. This has inspired a new wave of entrepreneurial activity in many sectors, especially those related to new technology and mobile advancements. While it is never possible to guarantee the success of a business, here are a number of common mistakes many new entrepreneurs make that can have a major impact on their businesses. Entrepreneurs who watch out for these blunders stand a much better cha... read more.

Vote for Startups Fueling Big Business at SXSW 2014

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

SXSW 2014 will be held on March 7-16, 2014 in Austin, TX. The powerful conference is known for showcasing up-and-coming musicians, underground movies and new tech startup businesses. Since 2007, SXSW has considered proposals as part of their program for SXSW Interactive. The PanelPicker was originally designed by Lindsey Simon, but has been redesigned by SXSW employees. The interface has been streamlined, while offering rich media content such as videos, informative presentations and documents.Do you want t... read more.

StartupValley to Panel at the 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

The 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will span over two days, beginning on Thursday, August 08, 2013 to Friday, August 09, 2013. The event will be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. Entrepreneurs, investors and technology leaders alike will find the conference extremely beneficial as they look to grow their startup through equity crowdfunding and stimulate job creation. It has been confirmed that the forum will discuss crucial topics, encourage opinions and challenge traditiona... read more.

Grow Your Business Through Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in About StartupValley

In exchange for an ownership stake in your business, hundreds or thousands of investors will be able to line up to give your company the funding it needs to get off the ground, fulfill a large order or simply complete the first prototype of your new product. A Steady Pool of InvestorsOne of many reasons why equity crowdfunding can be such a great way to grow your business is because you can create a steady flow of investors. While some don't mind investing in a new idea before it is fully developed, other... read more.

How Equity Crowdfunded Businesses will Stimulate Job Creation

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

With unemployment being as big of a problem for Americans as it has been in the past few years, the net creation of new jobs is never a bad thing. Equity crowdfunding is a particularly new development, but it is no doubt going to help with creating jobs. Essentially, equity crowdfunding is used by entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise money. Startups offer shared equity in their company to the public in return for their investments. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. The startup gets the mone... read more.

Is Crowdfunding the Future of Investing?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

In a world where funding for a new idea or business can be difficult to obtain, the concept and popularity of crowdfunding is appealing to many. It is a method that allows nearly anyone to raise startup capital for their next business venture. Instead of seeking out a loan from banks or traditional investors, you are able to pitch your ideas over the Internet in order to attract investors. The easier it is for a prospective business owner to obtain startup funds, the more the economy can benefit from the e... read more.

SEC Open Meeting Recap - July 10th, 2013

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

SEC holds an Open Meeting to discuss and vote on the proposed amendments to Rule 506 including lifting the ban on general solicitation, blocking “bad actors” from participating in private markets, and Regulation D Form D.Chairman Mary Jo White recommended the amendments to 506 offerings, as the SEC staff spoke one by one to explain each of their respective sections of the proposed adoption.Commissioners Walter and Aguilar had quite a few comments supporting and opposing the proposed amendments,... read more.

Preparing Your Business for Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

What Is Equity Crowdfunding? It is crucial that your business is aware of the difference between a donation, reward, and equity crowdfunding. Donation based is simply a gift which does not need to be repaid. Rewards based crowdfunding allows you to accept money in exchange for offering a gift or reward based on different investment levels. Often times, that reward is a copy of the product that your company created. However, equity crowdfunding allows startups to offer shared equity in their company to a gr... read more.

The Current Status of the JOBS Act Within The SEC

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

President Obama first signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, 2012. Portions of the JOBS Act had a requirement that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt changes to existing restrictions on advertising private security placements, propose new rules or revise them.The bill will ultimately be responsible for introducing new entrepreneurs to market through equity crowdfunding. It can also create and stimulate economic growth by creating new jobs and demand for people of skilled trades. Dodd-Frank Act... read more.

How Equity Crowdfunding Will Benefit Modern Day Entrepreneurs

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has fundamentally changed the way new businesses get funded. Instead of asking the bank for a loan, it asks everyday people to pitch in a few dollars each to see their idea make it to market. In exchange, each donor receives the company's product free of charge. However, the equity crowdfunding model is going to revolutionize the traditional method of seeking startup funds when exchanging securities. Each Donor Becomes an Investor Instead of receiving a free watch or t-shirt, each donor is en... read more.

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