Crowdfunding is a means to solicitate contributions from investors through the Internet to raise capital. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 eliminates numerous regulatory restrictions for small companies to raise money. These companies can now raise up to $1 million from investors through the Internet. These are a few crowdfunding platforms where potential investors can search for possible investments—
As this market expands, so will new crowdfunding sites . As with any investment, buyer beware. If used honestly, crowdfunding can be the seed and growth financing for future entrepreneurs and start-ups.