For a people who revere startup culture and the idea that one can bootstrap one’s way to business success, we seem to prefer the TV version to the real thing — especially as of late. It turns out that new business creation recently approached its 40-year low. Banks are retaining their Great Recession-era tight-fistedness and the […]
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Monetizing your work online has long been a challenge. Let’s look at the several other good options for raising money from the public to support what you do.
It used to be that if you wanted to try crowdfunding as a means of monetizing your physical and/or creative output, you had to set up a campaign on a site like Kickstarter (see our review) or Indiegogo (see our review). That’s all fine and good — after all, these sites have raised billions in […]
What a week it’s been for the Patreon community. Just one week ago, on December 6, 2017, Patreon (see our review) announced a change in their fee structure. Broadly speaking, the change would have seen creators no longer pay payment processing fees on what they earn through Patreon. Instead, creators could count on taking home 95% of […]
Crowdfunding has received lots of attention in recent years for its ability to raise money for medical emergencies and other pressing human needs. However, you should know that crowdfunding for business projects is taking off as well. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top crowdfunding platforms for small business, and offer tips for creating a good business crowdfunding campaign.
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. I don’t have to tell you this; it is a manifest truth, apparent in the world around us. From the Kickstarter-driven boom in the tabletop gaming industry to the use of GoFundMe as a rickety substitute for a national health care safety net, crowdfunding is a fundraising solution […]
When it comes to loans, we like to talk a lot about comparison shopping here at Merchant Maverick. And while we provide a lot of handy information here, it’s best to consider our website as just one of many tools in your box. So what are some the best small business loan resources you can […]
The rise of crowdfunding has been one of the more remarkable stories of the past decade. The leading crowdfunding platforms have sent billions of dollars to projects and causes that otherwise might never have seen the light of day. It is a form of fundraising that best encapsulates the way we live in this young, turbulent […]