Crowdfund Investing For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118460243
  • ISBN-13: 9781118460245
  • DDC: 332.6
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 511 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Crowdfund Investing For Dummies walks investors and entrepreneurs step-by-step through this new investing experience. Investors receive in-depth information on Crowdfunding, the benefits, the risks, the different models, what it takes, how to stay protected, how to ensure proper results and profits are shared, and how to get their investment back when its time to bow-out, and how to ensure all investors are recognized when institution investors take over. This title covers Crowdfunding and its development, legal standards and processes for the business and investor side of Crowdfunding, requirements for investors, Internet-intermediaries and small businesses, and Crowdfunding limitations.  Other features include an investors guide to getting involved with Crowdfunding as well as tactics to prudently experiment in the Crowdfunding arena, advice on how to maximize profit while preventing fraud, and a step-by-step process for new businesses entering the Crowdfunding arena with helpful tips to reach out and find investors, Crowdfunding websites and services, and maintenance of Crowdfundinginvestor relations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Tapping the Potential of Crowdfund Investing.
2: The Crowd’s in Your Corner: Funding or Investing in a Business.
3: Tracing the Origins of Crowdfund Investing.
4: Raising Capital for Your Startup or Small Business with Crowdfund Investing.
5: Becoming Part of the Crowd: Investing with Caution.
6: Planning Your Crowdfund Investing Campaign.
7: Defining Your Goals and Financial Needs.
8: Focusing on Your People: Building Your Crowd and Your Team.
9: Picking a Powerful Crowdfund Investing Platform.
10: Networking Your Way to Successful Funding.
11: Managing Your Crowdfund Investing Campaign.
12: Making Your Pitch.
13: Troubleshooting Campaign Problems.
14: Moving Forward When You Reach Your Funding Target.
15: Running Your Business with Your Investors in Mind.
16: Communicating with Your Investors.
17: Crowd Mentality: Staying Afloat in the Face of Investor Revolt.
18: Knowing Your Options If Your Plans Go Astray.
19: Becoming a Crowdfund Investor.
20: Evaluating Crowdfund Investing Opportunities.
21: Committing Your Capital.
22: Adding Value: Playing the Right Role as an Investor.
23: Exiting a Crowdfund Investment.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Best Practices for a Crowdfund Investing Campaign.
26: Ten Reasons Every Country Should Consider Crowdfund Investing.
27: Ten Crowdfunding Cases.
28: Ten Stories That Inspire.