Equity Crowdfunding Rules in the U.S.: 15 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Now

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Equity crowdfunding promises to open up a new financing source for thousands of capital starved businesses around the country. Many entrepreneurs are wondering what this means for them and don’t have time to digest the complex 585 page rule proposal.

For those entrepreneurs without large amounts of spare time or excess legal budgets, here is a quick list of items that you should be aware of now:

1) It’s not legal yet. The rules can still change. The proposed rules were released on October 23, 2013 and are currently in a 90 day comment period. The absolutely earliest that equity crowdfunding in the US could become legal is in the Spring of 2014, but more likely it will be Fall or Winter 2014.

Source: Equities Network (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship
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crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, governance, SME finance, social enterprise