Whitepapers

Read How CommunityLeader is Defining and Supporting Crowdfunding.

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Community Banks: Renewed Purpose and Survival through Crowdfunding.

Created Apr. 30, 2014

As Part I in the series, this whitepaper provides community bankers with the necessary framework upon which to build an irrefutable case for immediate implementation of a crowdfunding strategy...

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A Conservative Approach: Crowdfunding for Professionals

Created Aug. 22, 2012

Even though the legislation that allows equity-based Crowdfunding was signed into law on April 5, 2012, the rules have not yet been finalized. However, the preliminary release of these rules by the governing agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and FINRA, are just over the horizon...

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Crowdfunding: Why Start Now?

Created Aug. 8, 2012

The current need for growth capital among businesses is intense. The economic and legal barriers to raising such capital have been so high, for so long, that the promise of seeking investment directly from communities of friends, supporters, customers and suppliers is intoxicating. Companies are chomping...

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Don't just Crowdfund. Communityfund.

Created May 7, 2012 | Revised Aug. 8, 2012

The crowd is massive. It is unpredictable. It requires a strategic demographic. Choosing the Community Sourced Funding Model is the difference between a failed start-up and a successful growth company...