Kickstarter can be a great way for small businesses to raise funds — but it’s not the only crowdfunding platform available. Take a look at the best sites like Kickstarter before you launch your next crowdfunding campaign.
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Crowdfunding can be used to fundraise for more than the next popular board game. Learn about the four types of crowdfunding available, and how they could be used to help your business.
Don’t think that GoFundMe is the right crowdfunding platform for your needs? Learn about the best competitors to the crowdfunding giant right here.
Could your business qualify for free money via a business grant? Learn about some of the best grants available to small business startups, including green businesses, rural businesses, women-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, veteran-related businesses, minority-owned businesses, and others.
With over $5 billion raised on the platform since its inception in 2010, GoFundMe has a reputation for helping to cover the costs of personal emergencies in a world where most of us are just one missed paycheck away from ruin. But while the company has become synonymous with charitable crowdfunding, you might not realize […]
No matter what type of business you have, there often comes a time when you need extra funds. Maybe your building needs some renovations, or you need to replenish your inventory in a hurry. Maybe there’s some specific equipment that’s necessary for you to run smoothly. Picking the ideal financial product for your needs, however, […]
Personal guarantees are often required for loans, credit cards, and other types of business financing. Learn about the different types of personal guarantees you might come across, and how to avoid the bad ones, when you’re looking for business funding.
As a freelancer, you already know the benefits of self-employment. The only boss you have is yourself. You get to set your hours and select the clients and projects you take on. You have the freedom to do what you love while also earning a living. The life of a freelancer isn’t without its challenges, […]
There are two basic types of business loans: secured and unsecured. Many business owners don’t have any collateral to pledge for a secured bank loan, and may have difficulty getting an unsecured loan as well, as the banks they do business with don’t offer unsecured loans. Cue the scores of marketplace lenders (that is, non-bank […]
Crowdfunding is a funding solution shaped to fit the iniquitous era that incubated it. Kickstarter and GoFundMe are aimed at different audiences, so it wouldn’t make much sense to name a winner and a loser in this comparison.