For some small businesses and startups, crowdfunding to raise capital may be the best way to get off the ground. Then again, this means of raising capital is not for everyone. Here are five businesses that could benefit from crowdfuding.
Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:
He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.
He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.
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