For most entrepreneurs, it all comes down to funding. While some aspiring firms, especially within the tech arena, might encounter Venture Capital funding opportunities...finding alternative routes for finance is generally less than glamorous.
You know the drill...
One second you are sitting down with your local loan officer reviewing your painstakingly beautiful business plan...and the next you are asking yourself if you are willing to part with great-grandma's pearls...brought over from the Old Country...wrapped in nothing but a scrap of burlap. Okay okay maybe a slight exaggeration but every opportunist must make ask the question: Should I walk the financial plank?
What many entrepreneurs don't know is that there is a hidden tool, a valuable resource that remains largely untapped in Small Town, USA. This on-line source goes by the name of: Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a pooling together of money amounts (generally small on-line donations) from interested consumers who want to support your idea. In return, you give them tokens, baubles, or souvenirs, along with the ability to track your idea from inception to market.
There are many websites that utilize crowdfunding and one of the most popular is called Kickstarter (Kickstarter.com). Kickstarter allows you to:
- Create a video around your idea
- Create a funding goal and deadline
- Communicate with your backers
- Receive unlimited funding for your project
Here at Blue Ocean, we want to connect with MT free-lancers, entrepreneurs, and creatives who need support getting their project idea up and running. Kickstarter is the perfect platform for go-to-market funding and we want to help you navigate the process. Visit our inquiry page to find out more and get connected with our team