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Relaxed SEC Regulations a Game Changer for Startups Seeking Funding

A vital piece of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Acts (JOBS Act) went into effect last week, drastically changing startup finance. Startups are now allowed to use advertising and other methods to gain funding from investors, a process known as “general solicitation” that was previously illegal. Finding funding is now a whole different game [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|

SEC Opens Door for Startups to Solicit Private Investors

Well, the SEC approved something in the JOBS Act that could affect small businesses. No, still no news on the crowdfunding front.  In a 4-1 vote, they approved hedge-funds and other companies can advertise private offerings. This means that private companies and hedge funds can appeal to the public through TV, print, radio, web, etc. [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|

Your Business and Sequestration

Sequestration. It's a buzz word worthy of "Fiscal Cliff" status, meaning we all wish Congress would get their act together so we could stop hearing and reading about it every day. Still, it's important to remain current of the latest news, because the "across the board cuts" (sick of that phrase yet?) could impact small [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|

Bank Loans Top List of Expected Financing Sources

The Jumpstart Our Business Act, otherwise known as the JOBS Act, was passed in April 2012, and is designed to help businesses access capital with more ease. Further, the JOBS Act decreases restrictions for private companies who want to go public, and it helps businesses obtain money from investors.  Although the new JOBS act allows [...]

By | June 22nd, 2012|

More Money or Less Regulation: What Will Have the Greater Impact for Small Businesses?

The latest Department of Labor report on job creation gave the nation a much needed boost in optimism and a possible signal that the nation is finally poised for accelerated economic growth. But many business analysts believe good times are not nearly as close as many hope. Pepperdine University, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet [...]

By | February 15th, 2012|

Companies Turn Up the Volume on Jobs

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senate hopeful, toured downtown New Bedford, Mass. Monday afternoon. She went with one very specific question in mind, "How's business been?" Between visiting businesses, she stopped to say matter-of-factly, "Small business owners need more customers. That happens when people have jobs." Whether we were in the midst of an election year or [...]

By | February 8th, 2012|

The Small Business Jobs Act and Your Business

The State Small Business Credit Initiative was in effect yesterday as Connecticut, Missouri, and Vermont were approved to receive money to lend to small businesses. The three states join California, Michigan, and North Carolina in benefiting from the Small Business Jobs Act.  This is a good thing for those who currently own small businesses or [...]

By | March 23rd, 2011|
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