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Crowdfund Investing Education for the Financial Advisor and the Financial Service Industry

The Crowdfund Investing Industry has been gaining momentum every day, yet its impact is still only a fraction of its full potential for the economy. Our question to you is… will you be ready when it blows up into “the next big thing’?

Crowdfunding is changing the economic landscape. This latest wave of disruption to investment and finance may be the most profound and beneficial so far – or ever. So it’s imperative for financial advisors to learn about how the meteoric rise of crowdfunding opens access to new sources of funding via these new, more broadly accessible internet-based funding models.

If you serve as a financial advisor or financial service provider, understanding this paradigm shift for the economy will put you in a position to provide insights, advice and leadership to your clients and those around you. Sources for practical, hands-on crowdfunding information are emerging.

Three of the catalysts responsible for the JobsAct Startup Exemption that allows for equity crowdfunding, authors Neiss, Best and Cassaday-Dorion, have written an excellent primer for anyone interested in crowdfunding: Crowdfunding for Dummies. Portals themselves such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter offer tutorials.

But a more comprehensive opportunity to learn the types and practical aspects of crowdfunding is the 2nd Annual Global Crowdfunding Conference and Bootcamp, that will feature many of the pivotal actors in the burgeoning crowdfunding industry and numerous talks, panels, workshops and networking opportunities. Get your arms around this new way to capitalize your clients’ projects.


CrowdfundingRoadmapTM is a leading edge source for equity crowdfunding that guides aspiring entrepreneurs to the information, resources and steps to prepare their business for equity investors of all kinds.

Funding RoadmapTM is an innovative, networked business planning and due diligence reporting system for funding professionals and entrepreneurs alike. It also includes a video pitching platform, a document repository and deal flow marketplace so entrepreneurs will have an online medium to brilliantly communicate all the essential data – along with their personal passion and commitment.

Ruth. E. Hedges is the creator and CEO of, CrowdfundingRoadmap and the Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp. She has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC’s Home Show, and the Financial News Network did a two-part series on her for their show entitled ‘American Entrepreneur.’ For more information please visit

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