How America Works: Crowd Funding for Equity



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How America Works Crowdfunding

Message from Charles Betterton of the Community Economic Development Resource Center, Inc.

Tom Szaky is a 30-year-old successful entrepreneur with a high growth, $15 million business. He, like many, believes that crowdfunding for equity—a new vehicle for raising capital, expected to be available in 2013—will make it substantially easier for small businesses to get off the ground and/or take their business to the next level.

In this video, hear Tom describe how this new avenue for fundraising could have helped him when he started out 10 years ago and how crowdfunding for equity may democratize the investment upside of early-stage companies. For anyone who doesn't understand what crowdfunding for equity is and why they should care, Tom will put you "in the know"!

Help us tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to make it happen- click here to sign a petition telling the SEC that we need them to finish the regulations on time (by the end of this year!) so that we can start raising money for our businesses and create jobs.

AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel, is a Board member of CFIRA, a leading advocacy group working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other affected governmental entities to help establish industry standards and best practices for equity based crowdfunding.

Please find petition here:

Video Production by Mayer Dubinsky Videography

Video production by darQlight Studios

Please Click anywhere on this message box to visit our web site where we share our vision and mission of helping establish a networ of Community Economic Development Benefit Corporations that will harness the unprecedented Crowd Funding resources available trhough the JOBS Act to make a difference, foster innovation, collaboration, job creation and more sustainable communities.  Thank you!

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