Author Archives: Mark Perlmutter

Origins and Future of the JOBS ACT

David Weild, often called the Father of the JOBS Act, provides an insightful discussion of how the JOBS Act originated and what should be done next. Did you know that more than 50% of IPOs used to be small businesses? …

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What a CrowdFunding Platform Can Do For You

Bruce Lipnick, founder of the Crowd Alliance, knows that for crowdfunding to succeed both startups and investors will need help. Small businesses create the majority of new jobs but the failure rate of early stage companies is high. They need …

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Community is the Key

CROWDFUNDING WORKS FOR ALL SIZE PROJECTS One thing that has become obvious over the past year is that using crowdfunding to finance real estate projects is an ideal way to foster community involvement in local development. In Kansas local residents …

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Crowdfunding in the UK

Proponents Emphasize Social and Economic Importance Barry James, the “father of UK crowdfunding,” believes that crowdfunding will be an essential element in building a new economy. This tool will allow entrepreneurs to finance new businesses without the barriers raised by …

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On the Right Side of History

Democratizing Investment Ben Miller grew up in a family of real estate developers. He knows what it takes to finance and develop projects. He soon found himself drawn to neighborhood projects, the type that traditional lenders—with their focus on financial …

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Empowering the Economically Disenfranchised

Crowdfunding–New Means to Finance Businesses Recently I had the great honor to speak at Kingonomics in Washington D.C. This event was part of the world-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. Crowdfunding was …

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Once-In-A-Lifetime-Opportunity

CROWDFUNDING CAN RESHAPE THE ECONOMY ~ PUTTING SMALL BUSINESS BACK IN THE DRIVER SEAT History views the explosive growth of the US economy since the birth of this capitalist nation as a miracle. Small business innovation was the driver of …

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