equity crowdfunding http://www.kplu.org en Olympia Mulls Crowdfunding Of Equity Shares In Biz Startups http://www.kplu.org/post/olympia-mulls-crowdfunding-equity-shares-biz-startups <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal securities regulators recently cleared the way for small, </span>Kickerstarter-style<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campaigns for startups to sell shares. But many entrepreneurs view the federal process as too cumbersome. Now, Washington state lawmakers are contemplating a state-only version to help small businesses raise capital more easily.</span></p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:03:08 +0000 Tom Banse 12697 at http://www.kplu.org Olympia Mulls Crowdfunding Of Equity Shares In Biz Startups Selling Shares Online Soon Legal for Interested NW Entrepreneurs http://www.kplu.org/post/selling-shares-online-soon-legal-interested-nw-entrepreneurs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest entrepreneurs will soon have another way to raise money for small and new businesses. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday put out long-delayed draft rules for something called "equity </span>crowdfunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;">."</span></p><p>So far, crowdfunding has been a vehicle mostly for artists, charities, and startups to solicit donors online. Supporters usually get a modest reward of some sort. Now, the SEC has detailed how crowdfunding could expand. Proposed new rules would allow startup companies to sell actual stock over the Internet to small-time investors.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:08:26 +0000 Tom Banse 10622 at http://www.kplu.org