If You Want to Crowdfund, Prepare Like the Experts in Fintech for Your Capital Raise

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized

When she founded Breakaway Funding, LLC in 2014, Kim Kaselionis a former community bank CEO and board chair knew she wanted to provide a strong foundation of expert-led resources to educate business owners, bankers and potential investors about the future of finance: Equity crowdfunding. In addition to local outreach and white papers, Breakaway’s monthly webinars were designed to expose investors … Read More

The Top Vetrepreneurs This Memorial Day!

Financial JournalistEntrepreneur, Hybrid Crowdfunding, Invest

Veterans Feature

  As we take a moment this long weekend to remember our soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, we can’t help but to also commemorate our veterans of all eras and active service members. They are an integral part of our communities, our collective conscious and our economy. Veteran entrepreneurs or “vetrepreneurs” are increasing in number. According … Read More

Ambition is NOT a Dirty Word

Guest AuthorEntrepreneur, Investing, Raise Capital

Ambitious Woman

Women in positions of leadership is nothing new. They have been leading countries, shaping social and economic policy and advocating for greater prosperity for a long time. Examples are throughout recorded history: Queen Hatshepsut, born 1508 BC, became one of the most powerful women in the ancient world as the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, who … Read More

The Best Books On Negotiation and Knowing Your Worth

Guest AuthorEntrepreneur, Webinar

Best Books Negotiation

Our March webinar featured Susan Strong, business performance coach to Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs alike. She delivered a powerful presentation on where women stand at present in the business world, communication fails that lead to pay gaps and other ways that women can become more effective communicators in business, ask for what they want and build upon strengths for … Read More

Attracting Financing – What does an Investor Look For

Kim KaselionisEntrepreneur, Investing, Webinar


Raising capital isn’t easy. Minimize your pain and improve your probability of getting funded by being informed, prepared and engaged. Speak regularly with professionals in your space to be informed and stay current on trends affecting your industry. Prepare by starting your capital raising efforts 12 to 18 months before you need the money. Capital raising takes time. To be … Read More

Fresno Events | Community Forum | New Source of Capital for Entrepreneurs

Financial JournalistBreakaway Events, Entrepreneur, Raise Capital

Fresno Events

This February 23rd Breakaway Funding will host a community forum on New Source of Capital for Entrepreneurs. Title III of the Act—Crowdfunding, represents the most significant deregulation in federal securities and exchange laws in nearly 80 years. It opens up new sources of capital to a wider variety of companies by broadening the base of the individuals who can legally … Read More

JMBM Profile: Introducing Bennet Young Our Speaker Tomorrow

Financial JournalistBusiness Tips, Entrepreneur, Webinar

How to File for Bankruptcy | Bankruptcy Law

This month we feature for our November webinar, attorney Bennett G.Young, partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) in San Francisco. Ben represents parties in insolvency matters. He has extensive experience in workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies, and assignments for the benefit of creditors, for which he was recognized: “Northern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and San Francisco Magazine, from 2012-2016; Martindale-Hubbell Peer … Read More

Why Ethics Are Good for Business

Kim KaselionisBusiness Tips, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneur

Ethics Feature

I recently gave a brief presentation on ethics in fundraising. Although, raising capital by any other name may smell as sweet, at its root, the manner in which one does so matters greatly. Transparency builds trust. Trust builds confidence. Confidence results in donations, investment and stronger relationships. With the rise of crowdfunding portals, we have come to see more challenges … Read More

How Can I Decide Which Type of Crowdfunded Campaign Fits My Business?

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding, Entrepreneur

There are five different types of crowdfunding campaigns: equity-based crowdfunding, donation-based crowdfunding, rewards-based crowdfunding, debt-based crowdfunding, and royalty-based crowdfunding. Each crowdfunding model is appropriate for different types of businesses and needs. How much money do you need to raise? How big is your investor pool? What type of business model does your company have? Are you manufacturing a product for … Read More

Access to Community Capital for Small Businesses a Priority for Clinton

Kim KaselionisCrowdfunding Laws, Entrepreneur, Equity Crowdfunding

Presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and I have at least two things in common: her view on the importance of small business in contributing to our local and national economies and too much regulation for community banks.  In Clinton’s town hall with members of the small business and lending community in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she committed … Read More