2015 Crowdfunding Report released

While the concept seems new, crowdfunding has been used to capitalize local businesses for hundreds of years. If you had an idea, you pitched it to the elders. If they liked it, they pooled their money and showed up regularly to make sure you were running it right. Today, town elders have been replaced by peers who connect through the Internet and social media. Crowdfunding has democratized the

Multiple Choice – There’s more than one way to value your business

Multiple Choice – There’s more than one way to value your business

When working with clients, we begin by discussing their initiatives to increase valuation before sale. Understandably owners tend to focus on the ‘P’ aspect of V = P x M because they know how to influence profit.

Clients often say, ‘If I increase profits then I’ll get my valuation up.’ While this is true, it misses the other valuation lever – the multiple.

Is the SEC protecting its own?

Is the SEC protecting its own?

By Larry MacDonald

The SEC is blocking small business’s access to funding and job creation. …in opposition to the legislative intentions of the JOBS Act, which is to bring more capital into the economy and grow small businesses that create jobs. The SEC, a bit of an old-school relic, appears to be attempting to water down the JOBS Act’s potential for job creation by monkeying with the definitions of accredited investors. Before the Internet, this may have made some sense, but no longer.

Crowdfunding – Why Do We Need It?

Crowdfunding – Why Do We Need It?

So Crowdfunding is all the rage these days, and now it’s possible to invest in private businesses, and not just get a tchotchke or a t-shirt, but get equity in the company or high-interest yield debt notes. Great. So why do we need that? The reasons we need...
How To Invest By Using Your Nose

How To Invest By Using Your Nose

If I have to choose, then I choose… BOTH. I’ll explain. Everyone has a dream. Whether your dream is to flip burgers at your beachside restaurant or to be the next Warren Buffet, that dream exists. But with your crazy busy lifestyle, do you have the time to really...