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The Future of Crowd-funding in the UK – 2013 Report

Crowd funding is an increasingly popular way of financing projects, business ideas, charity and loans through small contributions from a large number of individuals. The collaborative power of crowd funding can stimulate the economy, democratise financial systems, create new and better jobs, foster innovation and entrepreneurship,...

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Equity Crowdfunding Is Set to Begin This Fall for Small Business Owners. Are You Ready to Snag $1 Million?

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra needs money to "Preserve The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Legacy," according to its Internet campaign on Kickstarter.com -- an online, donation crowdfunding portal. More specifically, ASO's said to prospective backers, "Your donation will enable the ASO Archives to purchase technology necessary to convert three videos of the...

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Crowdfunding hope for postgraduate support

StudentFunder aims to become ‘one-stop shop’ for those in need. A social enterprise start-up is hoping to help fill the gaps in support for postgraduate education in the UK. The London-based firm StudentFunder is an online “crowdfunding” platform designed to help students who fail to secure scholarships, family backing...

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For bookstores, crowdfunding to the rescue

NEW YORK — For years, independent bookstores have taken creative steps to fight off challenges from Amazon.com and the superstores by building in-house espresso bars, hosting members-only lunches with authors, and selling birthday cards, toys, and trinkets. In 2013, it has come to this: asking their...

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