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The Jobs Act

Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups

  • Authors
  • William Michael Cunningham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Summary of the JOBS Act

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 3-20
    3. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 21-30
  3. Disclosure and Crowdfunding in the JOBS Act

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 33-47
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      Pages 49-60
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      Pages 61-81
    5. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 83-95
  4. The JOBS Act, by Title

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-98
    2. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 99-110
    3. William Michael Cunningham
      Pages 111-114
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    8. William Michael Cunningham
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-192

About this book

Introduction

On April 5, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act. The act is designed to “reopen American capital markets to small companies,” defined in the act as Emerging Growth Companies. This is one of the most significant legislative initiatives in finance since the Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934, and it opens up funding to a slew of companies previously shut out of the capital markets.

Here’s the good news: Small businesses and startups will be able to raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms—online communities and websites. Imagine an eBay-like site that allows you to post your idea for a commercial venture online and then allows investors to purchase equity shares or stakes in it. As one journalist put it, it’s “social media meets venture capital.”

How can you get in on the new funding opportunities? That’s what The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is all about. Investment expert William

Michael Cunningham shows how the new law will enable you to use the internet to raise significant amounts of capital funding for your startup. After discussing briefly the development and implementation of the law, what it means, and how it will impact the business startup marketplace, he delivers the nuts and bolts of how to take advantage of the JOBS Act to access new sources of capital for your small business or startup. As you’ll see, the act has the power to unleash a new wave of innovation, increase employment, and set many more average entrepreneurs and investors on the road to wealth.

Not just for entrepreneurs, The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups will benefit investors, securities lawyers, community development specialists, educators, venture capitalists, and those offering services in the new crowdfunding arena. It is, simply, the most current and most comprehensive compendium of information on the law and its impact on this new market.

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