Have you considered Crowd Funding for developing your services, growing your business or starting up a new venture?
Crowdfunding offers the opportunity to finance ventures, at a time when there’s not as many alternative sources for raising capital. So is it for you?
As a great way to raise your profile and gain PR, Crowdfunding exposes you to other businesses, influencers and communities and at the same time provides invaluable market info and insights from investors. However, there is no support program built into the investment – no business coach or support program that is traditionally offered through business banking etc. You need to deliver.
Crowdfunding may not be for everyone (there is a definate stance towards charitable and ethical organisations… people love a good backstory), but it is a real source of finance if you are able to engage the investors.