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Link to  Login to Download Startup Money Made Easy in the catalog
Link to Crowd Funding Services Handbook by Jason Rich in the Catalog
Link to Equity Crowdfuning by Nathan Rose in Hoopla
Link to the A to Z of Crowdfunding by Jerome Matticks in Freading
Link to Foundations of Capital Raising in Linkedin Learning
Link to Six Figure Crowd Funding by Derek Miller in Freading
Link to Crowdfunding Success Code by John Hawkins in Hoopla
Link to Kickstarter Handbook by Don Steinberg in Freading
Link to Crowdfunding Scenarios by Delmar C. Gillette in Freading
Link to Crowfunder's Strategy Guide by Jamey Stegmaier in Freading
Link to Straight Talk for Startups by Randy Komisar in the Catalog

Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a method of raising capital online from investors in order to fund a private business. In return for cash, investors receive equity ownership in the business. Equity crowdfunding happens on online platforms where businesses create profiles that include their pitches, financial statements and other information.  Crowdfunding platforms may charge a percentage of funds raised for their services; many charge a monthly listing fee; some charge additional payment processing fees. You might also need to pay for services, such as accounting, to get the paperwork in order.

How is equity crowdfunding different?

Equity crowdfunding is not the same as rewards-based crowdfunding, which gives backers rewards (often products or services) in return for donations.  
Equity crowdfunding is also unlike other types of small-business funding in that it has no debt component. Rather than making payments toward a business loan, you sell shares of ownership in your company to investors.

Selling shares of your company is an alternative to a business loan.  Continue reading from Nerdwallet

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Link to Adventure Capital! Podcast on iHeart
Link to Art of the Kickstart Podcast on Apple Podcasts
Link to Crowdfunding Demystified on Apple Podcast
Link to Funding the Dream on Apple Podcasts
Link to Crowdfunded Now Podcast on Spotify