Year One: How is Regulation Crowdfunding Helping Small Businesses?

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Crowdfund People

Regulation Crowdfunding (Regulation CF) allows small business owners and start-ups to raise up to a $1 million dollars from friends, family and a wider investor pool. Regulation CF went into effect in May 2016 and already it is doing what it was designed to do: create jobs. Notable statistics from the past year include: Out of the 186 crowdfunding campaigns … Read More

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

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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 5 Jobs for Women

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Top Woman Jobs

Women are contributing across all professions in the United States.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top five fields where women have competitive earning power are, in ascending order: 5. Lawyer, salary: $80,656 4. Computer Information Systems, salary: $93,719 3. Nurse Practitioner, salary: $101,027 2. Pharmacist, salary: $124,286 1. Chief Executive Officer: salary: $751,040 And these are the median salaries. According to Washington … Read More

Fresno Events | Central Valley SCORE and Crowdfunding in the Wine and Craft Spirits Industry

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Central Valley SCORE in Fresno CA will be our location for our upcoming event “Crowdfunding in the Wine and Craft Spirits Industry.” A mission-drive organization, Central Valley SCORE helps small business owners succeed through mentorship, tools and workshops in the community. Located at 801 R Street in Fresno, California, Central Valley SCORE is conveniently located to remain accessible to area … Read More

Presenter Profile: K. Christopher “KC” Branch | Principal KC Branch Law Firm | Fresno Events

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Native Californian, K. Christoper Branch litigates and transacts business matters for clients throughout California and across the globe. As an expert in is the Food and Spirits industry, (along with transactional law, automobile parts, education and high tech), KC has specialized an AV lawyer since 2003, serves as an expert witness when needed, in addition to providing consultation to lawyers, … Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why Crowdfunding in 2017 will be the Best

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crowdfunding best 2017

With the JOBS Act finally put into effect earlier this year and our incoming president as a businessman turned statesman: investors and entrepreneurs alike are eager to see what 2017 will bring. Will this shape up to be year ripe for a boon in crowdfunded campaigns? 1. This past May 16th, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission implemented all provisions of the JOBS Act of 2012. Finally. But because Americans don’t … Read More

Kim Kaselionis Moderator at the 5th Annual Metropole Global Alternative Funding Forum

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Global Alternative Funding Forum

This past November Kim Kaselionis was a moderator at the 5th Annual Metropole Global Alternative Funding Forum.  The event was held in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center. Kim moderated the panel on alternative funding, which included Jenny Hassan, Katherine Blair, Mona diFrawi, and Matthew Hedlerman.  Her panel discussed the impact and opportunities that equity crowdfunding has created. Some of the main … Read More

Columbus Day Thoughts: Equity Compensation for his Crew Sailing in 1492

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Columbus Equity Compensation

Many are familiar with the childhood rhyme, “Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.” But we know his trip to the vast unknown needed to be financed.  Queen Isabella I of Castile was a willing-backer. (What a pitch that must have been.) Off he went. Happy accident: he happened upon land and a new trade route. A very long (and highly debatable) story made short: Spain reaped … Read More

What Kind of Investor Am I?

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Before you commit to an opportunity you’ll want to know what type of investor you are.  Here’s a list of definitions below: Accredited An accredited investor is “an individual with a net worth of at least $1 million, not including the value of his or her primary residence; an individual with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent calendar … Read More

Investor Presentations: Forget the Flash; It’s the Content that Counts

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Virtually anyone with a computer and PowerPoint (PPT) software can produce a professional looking presentation these days.  And, if you have even a grammar school understanding of graphics, you can make one look quite slick.  And therein lies the problem with the majority of company presentations that I review these days. Formatting, color selection and font choices often engage entrepreneurs … Read More