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Crowdfunding Seminar For Entrepreneurs & Small Biz

Crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet, will be the topic of discussion at a seminar presented by the Incubators at Burlington County College (BCC) on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Center at BCC, located on the college’s Mount Laurel campus at 3331 Route 38.

Presented along with Ronald M. Allen, of Managing Change, and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the seminar will bring together representatives from major crowdfunding platforms like KIVA, Indiegogo and Kickstarter (just three of the 140 platforms to date), who will discuss the important elements of a successful crowdfunding campaign and the steps small businesses should consider before launching a crowdfunding campaign. Expert panelists will explain how crowdfunding can be used to raise capital, test market consumer interest, strengthen brand identity, secure publicity, create awareness and connect valuable business contacts.

Participants will also learn more about the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of April 2012 and how the current regulatory rulings of the Securities and Exchange Commission affect small businesses and crowdfunding.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start at 6 p.m. Cost of attendance is $25, which is payable online at incubators.bcc.edu/crowdfunding. The seminar includes a question and answer session, and light refreshments.

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Located adjacent to Burlington County College’s Mount Laurel campus at 100 Technology Way, the Incubators at BCC combine low market rent, shared resources, professional office space, networking opportunities, and business development services to entrepreneurs and startup businesses. Whether clients are onsite or virtual, the Incubators at BCC provide an entrepreneurial environment focused on growing the success of new businesses. For more information, please visit incubators.bcc.edu or call 856-222-9311, ext. 2802.