How to raise money? How to get financing? Where from? Startups and small business owners always have to answer this questions and a lot of them cannot and their exciting business idea dies.
Nowadays, crowdfunding is a new way of telling the world about your project and ideas. From artists to nutritionists and computer geeks, everybody can submit an idea or project to websites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter.
In the last 3 years, Kickstarter only has helped to finance and launch over 95,000 projects.
The presence of crowdfunding website on the Internet is already significant, some of them we already reviewed in an earlier post. Moreover, there is a new SEC law now that allows now start ups that get financing through crowd funding and to give in return shares to the people who reached out a hand (right now, most of the sites use some kind of gifts and rewards).
There a multitude of websites where you can apply for funding with your project, but it depends a lot on your type of business that you want to finance. If you are a musician then you might need to submit your project to while if you own a non profit you should talk to Razoo.
Inc. created this guiding map for entrepreneurs looking for investment resources that could help, considering the multitude of crowdfunding sites available now.