Few Americans Invest in Startups

Few Americans finance new companies, particularly those founded by non-relatives, recent studies by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Babson College reveal. That’s part of the reason why entrepreneurship advocates are frustrated by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) failure to write the rules for equity crowd funding in a timely fashion. Many in […]

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American Express Offers Incentives for Tech Investment

Investment in your business, particularly in new technology, can be critical for growth. Recent data indicates capital expenditures — buying needed business assets that will see more than a year of use — have dropped 35 percent since 2007. Fortunately, there are still opportunities to make those investments in new technology that can add to […]

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Read “Uninvested” to Take Control Back From Wall Street

I feel like I should start this book review with one of those “This is intended for mature audiences” warnings. Depending on your involvement in the financial industry, you might be disgusted. You might be insulted. You might even be dubious. Personally, I was left with this attitude of “Sure, just one more thing to […]

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Etsy IPO Crafted to Seek $100 Million in Investment

Etsy is planning to go public. The online marketplace site announced that it had filed IPO paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the process of opening its stock to the public. In the filing, Etsy says it hopes to raise $100 million in the sale of its stock with the IPO. Etsy […]

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Why Are Angel Investors So Undiversified?

The Angel Capital Association’s latest research effort, the American Angel Campaign, highlights how woefully undiversified the typical angel investor is. The median angel made just two investments in 2015, the research effort’s initial analysis reveals, and had made only ten investments in his or her lifetime. This is a huge problem. As super-angel David S. […]

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Get Ready for Lower Capital Investment Expensing

The amount the U.S. tax law allows businesses to deduct in a year for investments in new property, equipment and computer software is falling. From 2010 to 2013, businesses could deduct up to $500,000 in investments in a single year instead of depreciating that investment over time. But this year, due to changes in the […]

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39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media.  That is according to a recent survey by Manta, released just last week. Manta, an online small business community, surveyed more than 1,200 of its members to generate its quarterly Small Business Wellness Index, where these findings are from. […]

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Here’s a Peek at the Future of Crowdfunding Through 2016 and Beyond

It’s no secret that crowdfunding has transformed itself from an indie fundraising platform for personal projects to a complete corporate validation tool. But given the considerable evolution the concept has already undergone, what can we expect for its future? First, The Crowdfunding News According to crowdfunding research firm Massolution, crowdfunding grew 167 percent in 2014. […]

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