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...

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KOTS STUDIOZ (Kids Off The Streets)

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Not For Profit, Training & Education

Opportunity Description: I have a recording studio. I am a professional R&B singer from St. Louis, MO. I realize that most of our youth is influenced by this negative music of today. So what my studio does is teach kids how to write music, learn how to record properly, and at the end of every week, they have to write and record about what they learned throughout the week. But I’m not doing good and launching the studio because I don’t have the funds to fix up the building, get computers for the kids to research on, and things...

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S.H.E.R.A.H. Innerprises – Healing Teas, Soaps, Body Butters, Cultural Jewelry

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Not For Profit, Product Companies

Opportunity Description: S.H.E.R.A.H. Innerprises is a business in the St. Louis area that originated from a women’s empowerment organization entitled S.H.E.R.A.H. (Sisters Helping Each other Reach A Higher Height). S.H.E.R.A.H.’s mission is to empower ourselves as women to assist in the rebuilding of our community. We originally started offering sister circles, healing tea parties, pampering parties, youth programs and more. Throughout our seven year run in the St. Louis area we were confronted with the same issues. Women lacked...

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MoPACE – Clean Energy Trade Association

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Not For Profit

Opportunity Description: MoPACE is a trade association forming to launch property assessed clean energy funding (PACE) activities in Missouri. PACE is the 2010 legislated, revenue neutral,positive cash flow financing mechanism for commercial energy efficiency and alternative energy improvements for property owners. MoPACE provides outreach, networking and branding for “best practice” practitioners. Success Factors: MoPACE, the association, helps standardize a new industry model, and provide access, visibility, network and...

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Sugar Ink – Decorative Sugar Cookies and Edible Images

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Restaurants, Food and Catering

Opportunity Description: Sugar Ink specializes in decorative homemade sugar cookies & edible images customized for every special occasion! Every cookie is fresh baked with the best ingredients and decorated with royal icing. Cookies can be decorated also with an edible logo for a unique corportate gift! I am trying to open a retail location at the Meadows in Lake St Louis. This outside mall in St. Charles County doesn’t have a place to grab a snack, beverage or a place to relax. Sugar Ink at the Meadows will offer sweets, treats,...

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Multiple Personalities Webshow

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Arts and Culture, Online Ventures

Opportunity Description: It’s a webshow combination of interviews with local mothers of multiples (triplets or higher) and a sitcom.  Each ep will have a theme. It will be both educational for moms and entertaining.  This funding will help me produce a pilot to present to potential advertisers. Success Factors: Although it will be aimed at mothers of multiples, it will be informative for all moms.  I am a mother of 4yr old triplets so I have hands on experience in the subject matter as well as connections to the many organizations,...

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Premiere Roofing & Exteriors

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Professional Services

Opportunity Description: I have been in the construction business for 7-1/2 years working with other construction companies and have extensive knowledge in this area. I am trying to get my company started but am having difficulty in getting some of the necessary tools needed such as:  a Dump trailer, an Enclosed tool trailer, a newer pickup (for professionalism appearance) to move trailers. I also looking to have my insurance upgraded. I would like to hire between 10-12 individuals to get the necessary crews going. I am mainly interested in...

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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...

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Beyond Ordinary – Affordable City Housing

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Professional Services

Opportunity Description: I would like to go into ran down communities and purchase propety from the city fix up the properties and provide housing for the following individuals: Homeless/fostered teens turning 18 who have been released, Indivduals who lost their home due to lost of job/forclosure and low income families. Success Factors: By purchasing the property from the city at a very low price this will allow room for low rental rates. The individuals all qualify for some sort of Government Assistance. How We Will Give Back to the...

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Entre – Unique, Local, Sustainable Catering

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 in Restaurants, Food and Catering

Opportunity Description: Three years ago i started a small venture, an underground restaurant. It was essentially a roving dinner party, where the location was always a secret. During that time i have not only deepened my passion for food, but i have launched a catering business – i realized that doing the underground was almost the same as catering, so why not do that. We are now in the process of really establishing our events business. This past month represented the busiest time in our short history. We do weddings, corporate events,...

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