The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups

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This book describes how small businesses and startups can raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms―online communities and websites.
On May 16, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission implemented Title III of the JOBS Act, a law signed by President Barack Obama and formally known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The act is designed to "reopen American capital markets to small companies." This is one of the most significant legislative initiatives in finance since the Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934, and it opens up funding to a slew of companies previously shut out of the capital markets.
Here's the good news: Small businesses and startups will be able to raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms―online communities and websites. Imagine an eBay-like site that allows you to post your idea for a commercial venture online and then allows investors to purchase equity shares or stakes in it. As one journalist put it, it's "social media meets venture capital."

How can you use these new funding opportunities? That's what The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is all about. Investment expert William

Michael Cunningham shows how the new law will enable you to use the internet to raise significant amounts of capital funding for your startup. After discussing briefly the development and implementation of the law, what it means, and how it will impact the business startup marketplace, he delivers the nuts and bolts of how to take advantage of the JOBS Act to access new sources of capital for your small business or startup. As you'll see, the act has the power to unleash a new wave of innovation, increase employment, and set many more average entrepreneurs and investors on the road to wealth.

Not just for entrepreneurs, The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups will benefit investors, securities lawyers, community development specialists, educators, venture capitalists, and those offering services in the new crowdfunding arena. It is, simply, the most current and most comprehensive compendium of information on the law and its impact on this new market.

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Inventor, economist, and financial analyst. I started working as an independent analyst in 1989 and provide financial advice regarding market conditions, create new financial products, and provide social and financial credit analysis. I love the freedom and the control I have. I wrote this book to help others take control of their own destiny.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, I graduated from the University of Chicago's Department of Economics. My thesis advisor was Mr. Gary Becker, recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics.  I also graduated with an MBA from the University's Booth School of Business and started my professional career as an investment analyst. I worked in Merrill Lynch's government bond trading room on Wall Street.  

In 1991, I designed the first mortgage security backed by home mortgage loans to low and moderate income persons and originated by minority-owned institutions. On July 3, 1993, I wrote to the US Securities and Exchange Commissioner to notify them about the "Nigerian letter scam."  On June 15, 2000, I testified before the House Financial Services Committee of the U.S. Congress. On June 18, 2009, I testified before the House Ways and Means Committee.

I took all my knowledge and experience to write a book that will help you raise money for your business and startup.  I simplified the JOBS Act so that you can, with preparation and skill, raise capital from the crowd.

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"This is a must read for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are looking for alternative ways to raise capital through crowdfunding. The author demonstrates his knowledge by making the book simple to read, to the point, with good examples." Carnell Scruggs.

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