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Crowdfunding Your Business
Your First Customers    ARE    Your Angel Investors
Free Internet Money For Your Business Is Better Than Grants, Loans or Venture Capital
Business schools used to teach that you had to raise money for your business by finding venture capital and/or applying for government loans at some brick and mortar bank. But crowdfunding is the new method of starting projects by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. This means you don't have to adopt some shark tank angel investors to be your new boss... just as you are finally trying to become your own boss.

Even more importantly, it also means that you can start by selling pre-orders to your future customers... before you've even started your business! Since finding customers or clients is the single most important part of any business, moving this step to the beginning of the process is a total game-changer. A small business revolution!

Crowdfunding is not for everyone, and not for every business model, but it is definitely a route worth considering. If you are not trying to start a business, but just looking for more work or extra income, there are endless peer-to-peer solutions in the new sharing economy worth investigating.

On this page you can explore a growing list of different crowdfunding platforms currently available on the internet. Most of these provide tools you can use to raise money for your new or expanding business, but you can also select other categories below from health to housing:
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Indiegogo
https://Indiegogo.com/

Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. Then, we help you spread the word. Have an idea? Start a campaign. Want to make a difference in the world? Support something meaningful. It's as simple as that. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business. Nine million people from all around the world visit the site on a monthly basis. The site runs on a rewards-based system, meaning donors, investors, or customers who are willing help to fund a project or product can donate and receive a gift, rather than an equity stake in the company. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Allows a broad range of projects
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FundRazr
https://FundRazr.com/

FundRazr was launched in the summer of 2010 with an enthusiastic team led by CEO and crowdfunding pioneer, Daryl Hatton. We understand the difficulties of raising money, and we are passionate about providing an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes. We believe in the power of community support and sharing your story with the world. Ultimately, we want to build great company, have fun, and help people in a meaningful way. So far, FundRazr has helped raise over $52 million from over 45,000 campaigns in 37 different countries around the world. We believe in creating a platform that is easy to use, inexpensive, and can leverage the power of the internet community. Contrary to some other crowdfunding platforms, our platform does not limit the type of campaigns we host. We want to be flexible and available to everyone, for any kind of cause, from almost anywhere in the world. Wikipedia Page




Kiva
http://Kiva.org/

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Since Kiva was founded in 2005: 1,296,439 Kiva lenders, $711,830,675 in loans, 98.72% repayment rate. We work with: 296 Field Partners, 450 volunteers around the world, 85 different countries. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans. Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations. Wikipedia Page




Razoo
http://www.Razoo.com/

Razoo is crowdfunding that makes a difference. People just like you have used Razoo to create more than 100,000 fundraising websites and to give over $400M to the causes they care about. Razoo is a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life. Generosity is win-win. Not only does it make the world a better place, it also makes us happy and fulfilled - especially when we give to the people and causes we care about most. Search for and support over 1 million officially registered nonprofit organizations. Set up a fundraiser for a nonprofit of your choice or setup a personal fundraiser for yourself or someone you care about. There are no setup fees and no monthly subscription fees. Raise money as a team on Razoo. Or simply help others spread the word about their cause.




GlobalGiving
http://GlobalGiving.org/

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $175,969,653 from 459,472 donors who have supported 12,152 projects. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Nonprofit fundraising for registered organizations in 160+ countries
Provides 501c3 equivalency for non-US organizations.
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Feather The Nest
http://FeatherTheNest.com/

Now friends and family can help you build a better life that appreciates in value over the years instead of collecting dust. Normally when you have a reason to celebrate, whether it's a wedding, birthday, baby shower or just a moving into your first home, people send you gifts that often go unused for months and sometimes get used less than once a year.












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