Do I Really Need to Use an Existing Crowdfunding Service?

We live in a DIY-era. It might seem like approaching a crowdfunding project would be no different when it comes to the “I’ll try it on my own” mentality—but using an existing service can actually be enormously beneficial.

The Realities of Crowdfunding: Building Relationships During Struggles and Success

Taking on the large task of pursuing your business goals by yourself and with crowdfunders is difficult, but rewarding for both parties. In the end, crowdfunding is all about building real relationships-and showing gratitude in success or in failure.

Crowdsourcing Versus Venture Capitalist: Determining Goals

History is filled with examples of passionate people doing whatever it takes to turn their ideas into reality. That’s the concept behind crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, and they’re not going away. What does this mean for traditional venture capitalists?

Tips From A Tripled Kickstarter Goal: The Versalette

Kristin & Shannon, {r}evolution apparel

We clicked the “launch” button with overwhelming anxiety and nerves. We had set a goal of raising $20,000 in 35 days, which in our eyes, seemed like an exorbitant amount of money…

Industry Connections: Kickstarter’s Unexpected Bonus

When you crowdfund your next project using Kickstarter, you may not realize that more than just your intended audience will be seeing what you’re building — and certain members of that audience may be of particular interest to you.

Kickstarter: The User Revolution

As business continues to become increasingly personal, platforms like Kickstarter will only grow more valuable. The bank can think your idea is ludicrous; the venture capitalist can miss the point. But that’s no longer an excuse…

[Video] Kickstarter & IndieGoGo: Reducing the Need For Venture Capital

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Douglas Rushkoff weighs in on the potential for crowdfunding resources to reduce (or eliminate) a startup’s dependence on venture capital, gatekeepers and big corporations.

[Video] Kickstarter: Ensure Marketable, Saleable Products

Charlie Gilkey

Kickstarter is a phenomenal tool for determining what your market wants FIRST — before you build it. Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing gives us his great insights on this crowdfunding resource.

Kickstarter and Crowdfunding: Where Are We Headed?

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Kickstarter — and other crowdfunding initiatives — are clearly becoming a major resource for small, remarkable, creative businesses (and businesses-to-be). So… what happens next?