New Age of Crowd Funding Brings Big Opportunities, Possible Risks

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Featured

New Age of Crowd Funding Brings Big Opportunities, Possible Risks

Fund St. Louis founder Brian Cross is quoted, along with other experts, in this great piece from the STL Beacon. Here’s a preview… Cross is hoping that part of that opportunity may be found in Fund St. Louis, a nonprofit he quietly founded on Mother’s Day of last year and has been working on ever since. The crowd-funding platform is presently donation-based though he is open to other possibilities as the details of the JOBS Act shake out. His big push for publicity is set for next month. “We said let’s take social media and these funding fundamentals and mix it with pride...

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Overview of the JOBS Act

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 in Featured, Online Ventures, Training & Education

Overview of the JOBS Act

President Obama discusses and signs the JOBS Act The text below is from the offices of Polsinelli Shughart The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has passed Congress and is on its way to being signed into law by President Obama. In only a few weeks’ time, Congress made several important changes to the federal securities laws to aid small businesses. Key provisions of the new Act include: Relaxing federal securities regulation for businesses that qualify as “emerging growth companies” Allowing public solicitation in certain exempt private offerings under Rule 506 of...

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Green Bean – Design Your Own Salads and Wraps

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Featured, Restaurants, Food and Catering

Green Bean – Design Your Own Salads and Wraps

Opportunity Description: Green Bean will be designing, building and operating a fast-casual retail food operation serving specialty and design-your-own salads and wraps, located in the Central West End area of St. Louis, an area heavily populated and visited by students and employees of Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University, the medical centers associated with those institutions, and employees of businesses that are located around those institutions. In addition to providing healthier options in St. Louis, our goal is to support local agriculture by purchasing the...

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Tips for Getting Your Opportunity Funded

Posted on Jul 24, 2011 in Featured

Tips for Getting Your Opportunity Funded

Give your crowdfunding profile a compelling title. For purposes of brand consistency, make the title the same as the title of the project for which you are raising funds. Insert the title into the header. Write a short tagline and insert it beneath the title in the header of your crowdfunding profile. The tagline should describe your project in a single phrase and grab the attention of the reader (see Resources). Write an extended description of your crowdfunding project. Make it tell a compelling story by following these five points: Who you are. The name of your organization. What makes...

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The Room Rake

Posted on Jul 24, 2011 in Featured, Product Companies

The Room Rake

Opportunity Description: The Room Rake is an indoor rake for gathering and organizing clutter in your home. Stylish, functional and good for your back. Why did you create it? It’s hard to pick up clutter. It hurts your back, and it can be time consuming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that gathers this clutter into a pile so you can organize it with less effort and strain? How does it work? The room rake is a stylish indoor rake with rounded knobs that won’t damage your indoor flooring: carpet, wood, tile, or other surface. ( See wooden prototype I built ). Real product would be...

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Southwest Diner

Posted on Jul 24, 2011 in Featured, Restaurants, Food and Catering

Southwest Diner

Opportunity Description: Southwest Diner: A taste of the Southwest on Southwest. Southwest Diner will be the first restaurant of its kind in St. Louis.Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days-a-week, Southwest Diner will offer an experience of down home New Mexican cooking and the classic diner. In New Mexico, the Hatch chile pepper is king and its royal offspring is chile- a sauce, red or green, that goes on just about everything. Southwest Diner has been serving their own homemade chile for the past year and will get St. Louis hooked even further when they try it in their  egg dishes, breakfast...

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