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How to Use Crowdfunding in 2020

With the attention placed on financing small (especially Black) businesses during the current crisis, and with the problems identified in government-run business financing programs like the PPP, (see * below) we are presenting updated information on crowdfunding. We draw on what we have learned since we issued, in 2012, our book on the subject. (This was, as far as we know, the first one published.) Crowdfunding works by allowing an entrepreneur with an idea for a company or product to post the details of the idea or product on a web site such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act allow start-up and other companies to sell up to $1 million in equity, or ownership shares, in their business. Our company has been facilitating this type of business financing since July 1998, and. most recently, in June of 2020 . We still believe this is a viable option for minority firms, as we stated in 2012. How to be successful at crowdfunding Crowdfunding

Black People and COVID-19: Key Impacts.

Black People and COVID-19 | Key Impacts A new national survey of African American small businesses was conducted by Washington, D.C.-based Creative Investment Research. The survey asked questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) Programs. The survey was intended to get a true pulse of how effective the lending programs have been. Sixty four percent (64%) of survey participants that said they applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), only 19% got funding. Even those receiving funding, however, got far less than what they asked for or expected. As survey respondents were predominantly Black businesses, this gives us some insight as to why unemployment is high and growing among Black Americans. What can Black people do immediately? Apply for the stimulus check of $1,200 - 100% probability rate of receiving; Apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - much lower probability rate of receiving PPP, on