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Publisher's Summary

Ever wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups.

In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups - or JOBS - Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open, and companies will be free to compete for funding.

Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early - and do things right.

Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements?

This book delivers targeted answers - whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more.

IPOs are expensive, and venture capital is nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies, and this book will lead the way.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Cliff Ennico (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 07-27-16

As of this writing, this is THE book to listen to

At first I tried to go low-rent and buy a bunch of shorter budget-type audio titles issued earlier (than now, which is summer 2016). These varied in quality from OK, somewhat useful to weird, but none had the coverage since the October 2015 issuance of SEC's regulation crowdfunding, which is indispensable. This is clear and listenable and a great start.

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clear and thorough

i enjoyed this audio. learned a lot. the author had a good mix of law, explanation, and opinion.

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  • George
  • 01-15-18

only for United States citizens

if you are not a citizen of the United States or are going to conduct your crowdfunding business in the United States then this book is almost useless . there is some interesting information that is applicable to crowdfunding in general but most of the time the narrator goes on and on about United States related company setups and laws

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