I am very excited about crowdfunding! Recent rules changes are allowing small businesses to compete for financing with big business.
The democratization of capital represents a huge potential for Main Street to compete with Wall Street.
That is why I am asking for your help. It’s a small business crowdfunding project that I am working on with my good friend Rob Jones.
Click here to check it out and consider a contribution.
Rob is looking to raise money to purchase a van. He also truly believes that
if he involves his best customers early, as the business launches even, it will
result in a better product overall. I wholeheartedly agree.
There are all kind of perks as well from the $10 to $17,500 level! Your financial
support for this project would be welcome if this is a project that resonates
with you. Find out more.
Rob’s company, Zero Gravity guides Colorado ski & ride adventure experiences.
If you or anyone you know is planning a vacation to Summit County, Colo
and wants to avoid the crowded resorts, then tell them to check out the
“Zero G” 4-night ski experiences.
More about why I am so excited about crowdfunding
Good small business financial strength means,
- more living wage jobs
- more influence from customers
- better products and services
If your customers are also your before launch supporters, that changes the accountability
quotient from purely profit driven to a more equitable win-win-win situation.
Employees, customers and investors all can win. It also aligns incentives to
your town or city, not far off places like New York City.
Here is a great blog post from Tucker Max about the possibilities that
crowdfunding has opened.
Small local businesses flat-out don’t have the same, dollar-for-dollar,
access to funds as big business. In the 1920′s, 25 percent of people owned
small businesses. Today it’s something like 7%. The chamber of commerce,
the too-big-to fail-banks and your local politicians can’t or won’t help small
business with the main issues: getting access to equitable funding.
It is up to us to contribute to small businesses, to help fund small businesses
that value communities.
Crowdfunding has the ability to be the means for that transformation.
Please spread the word about this crowdfunding project that I am a part of on crowd funding site Indiegogo.
Besides some cool perks, it will feel good!
Please share your crowdfunding projects in the comments! I also want to dialogue about crowdfunding generally so if you are an entrepreneur or artist and have questions or feedback, hit us up!