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Today at Wilmington (9:03 AM)
Designed for homeschooled teens age 13-18 who are interested in developing their…


Today at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Internet Applied Let's learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet A…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Today at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
                Join us for stories, son…


Today at Wilmington (12:30 PM)
Learn about Astronomy with other 4th through 8th grade students.  We'll mee…


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Struggling to  get acclimated with your Android phone· Whether you'r…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) will offer a free one hour NARCAN tr…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Off…


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Trotwood (4:00 PM)
Publish your own story or create a one-of-a-kind journal with our thermal book-b…


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Fun facts, games and snacks-it's all about the popped corn.…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)


Today at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system.&nb…


Today at Main (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at New Lebanon (6:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of …

           

A trip to the bank or the keyboard?

Traditional financing methods for small business and startups continue to be a hard nut to crack.

Here's an informative study from an analyst at the Cleveland Fed and a scholar at Case Western  about the sluggish small business lending environment. For startups the financial situation is even more challenging, bank loans are often not available at all, which is my more and more startups—especially the ones that plan to make a product—are turning to crowdfunding campaigns.

You’ll find a lot of information about the process at Entrepreneur Magazines site.

Keep in mind that most crowdfunding arrangements are not equity based, in other words you are not asking people to invest in your company and expect a continued return.  Usually some sort of good or service is exchanged if the goal is met, ranging from a handwritten thank you note, to swag like a company logo t-shirt, up to receiving one of the products the company will offer.  The Pebble watch is a famous example.

New rules for Equity Crowdfunding were recently released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but this is a much more complicated process.

If you’d like to learn more about the background and basics of crowdfunding in more detail, these books from  our collection may be helpful:

 









 

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