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SEC Changes Ruling for Small Businesses Seeking Capital

On July 10, the SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding.

This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012. With general solicitation now permitted, startups have the opportunity raise money from a wider range of investors – potentially accelerating their funding.

July 12th

Sustainable Growth a Key Issue at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012

“Creating Innovative Models for a Sustainable Future” was one of three thematic pillars of the seventh edition of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where business leaders agreed that more public-private partnerships (PPP) are key for a sustainable growth in Latin America, as well as sustainable transportation technologies. “There are common themes. PPPs, education…that’s […]

April 18th

BetterLabs: A New Kind of Incubation Firm

I was checking out the other day and stumbled onto a developer profile for Vaibhav Domkundwar, Founder and CEO of BetterLabs, who deveopled an app for Kiva called KivaAlerts. Domkundwar is interesting. In his @BetterLabs Twitter bio he calls himself a “Bio Entrepreneur, product geek & a big fan of bootstrapped lean startups.” But, […]

September 28th

Wine Industry Trend? Innovative Small Biz Financing

I recently became involved with Toast Wine Lounge, a start-up wine bar in my new neighborhood (did everyone catch that disclaimer…).  The founders, Heather and Kristen, have so much going for them and their business plan that’s its hard to single out what really caught my eye.  That said, there was one thing that really […]

September 8th

PACE Won't Go Down Without a Fight

In a conference call yesterday supporters of the PACE* financing program, which is being effectively blocked  by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, urged us to contact our representatives and to fight the Federal Regulators rulings on accepting mortgages on homes with PACE liens. *Property accessed clean energy bond financing where homeowners borrow and have a […]

July 15th

New Green Stimulus Guide Hits The Stands

Having spent considerable time discussing how ecopreneurs can get a piece of the stimulus money, I was eager to read the new Green Stimulus Guide published by The Green Research Council.  A 83-page document, it summarizes all the various opportunities presented by the stimulus package. The Guide is filled with lots of information and hundreds of […]

May 11th

4 Essential Posts On Small Business Financing

Yesterday I received another email from small businesses asking for advice on where to get financing so I put together this list.  Three out of the four the resources are recycled posts.  I simply gathered them in one place: How To Finance A Green Business by Leah Edwards is an excellent post that covers […]

February 10th

The Perfect (Eco) Pitch to Investors

I’m a fan of The Funded, an online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. It’s a great example of a venture that promotes transparency and allows entrepreneurs to help each write business plans, share ideas and ultimately obtain funding. A recent post discussed what the entrepreneur seeking funding should bring […]

October 29th

Raising Venture Capital A Primer For Ecopreneurs

[youtube=] I really enjoy How To Change The World,a practical blog for impractical people. Now tell me, doesn’t that ring a bell with all green entrepreneurs? Here’s an excerpt from a  recent post, actually a series of videos Guy has on The Art of Raising Venture Capital. Good tips for ecopreneurs! Related Posts: How […]

September 6th

How to Finance a Green Business

We received an email last week from an inventor in upstate New York, who has designed a green product that she wants to bring to market, and she would like some ideas of how she can raise money to manufacture and market the product. I am going to present several ideas for financing a green […]

February 18th