The Current State of Small Business Funding


More businesses are taking advantage of non-traditional sources of funding, especially through the Internet. Entrepreneurs are using Facebook and LinkedIn to find investor match-up sites where they can advertise their need for capital. They are also joining online communities where other investors and entrepreneurs share information. Also, crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter.com, Chipin.com and Indiegogo.com allow people to donate money to support a business. The benefit of crowdsourcing is that a business owner does not have to sacrifice equity in the business in exchange for funding.

Tags: chipin, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, indiegogo, investments, kickstarter, legal-issues, recession, small-business-lending

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