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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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Crowdrise
https://www.Crowdrise.com/

Raise money for medical expenses, personal emergencies, tuition, volunteer projects, and for over 1.5 million amazing charities. CrowdRise is the world's largest community raising money for great causes. CrowdRise was named one of the "best online fundraising websites" by Mashable and Forbes. The CrowdRise community was named a "Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist" by Barron's. We beat Oprah. The NYC Marathon, Boston Marathon, Ironman, Red Cross, UNICEF, as well as celebrities like Sean Penn, Seth Rogan, Ian Somerhalder, Sophia Bush, Paul Rudd, Olivia Wilde and Will Ferrell all CrowdRise. We used to try to keep CrowdRise a secret but we're making a slight change and encouraging you to tell two friends and one person who you don't like all that much about the site. CrowdRise is committed to innovation in online fundraising. You'll raise more money for your cause, get your money right away, and keep whatever you raise since there are no goal requirements or campaign deadlines. If you don't understand how easy it is to use CrowdRise to raise money for your cause, please Contact Us, or just ask any fifteen year old. Really. Wikipedia Page




GoFundMe
http://GoFundMe.com/

The beauty of GoFundMe is that it allows campaign organizers to invite others to take part in their story. Just as we share parts of our lives on Facebook, we also want to share our dreams, pursuits, celebrations and challenges online with crowdfunding. People will always be eager to support others they care about. GoFundMe removes the physical barriers traditionally associated with receiving financial support from the people in our lives. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Helping people after accidents and illnesses
Provides 5-minute customer email support.
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GiveForward
http://GiveForward.com/

People like you have raised $163,800,000 using GiveForward. Starting a fundraiser is a big decision that takes courage. We're here to make your entire process an easy, joyful and memorable experience. The best advice we can give, is to tell a compelling story. No need to write a novel, but you should be specific about how the money will make an impact on your loved one who needs support. GiveForward recognizes that every situation is different. We like to focus on fundraisers that empower compassion. GiveForward fundraisers work best for: Medical Expenses including travel, medical equipment and service animals. Out-of-pocket living expenses that are associated with an illness or injury. "Bucket lists" associated with a terminal illness. Funeral expenses or memorial funds. Wikipedia Page




YouCaring
http://YouCaring.com/

YouCaring is dedicated to compassionate crowdfunding, providing free and easy online fundraising and support for humanitarian causes. Most crowdfunding sites charge 5% to 9% in fees just to use their platform. We never have and never will. This is because we believe that for people facing life's challenges, every dollar counts. With more than $250 million in donations raised, our free fundraising platform has saved fundraisers more than $12.5 million in fees. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Medical expenses, memorials and other personal and charitable causes
Does not charge any fees, other than payment processing.
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