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Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Eric Loy magestically draws you in with his wide range of guitar music and his i…


Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." For beginners learn th…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Watch an exciting holiday hand puppet show and then enjoy making a beautiful cra…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Tomorrow at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Hocus Pocus!…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free throu…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country.  No…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Explore the haunted Buckeye State with paranormal author, Sherri Brake. See phot…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasi…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn more about the different printing processes, types of printers, and see ex…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the library for some Halloween fun! We'l…


Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

           

A trip to the bank or the keyboard?

Traditional financing methods for small business and startups continue to be a hard nut to crack.

Here's an informative study from an analyst at the Cleveland Fed and a scholar at Case Western  about the sluggish small business lending environment. For startups the financial situation is even more challenging, bank loans are often not available at all, which is my more and more startups—especially the ones that plan to make a product—are turning to crowdfunding campaigns.

You’ll find a lot of information about the process at Entrepreneur Magazines site.

Keep in mind that most crowdfunding arrangements are not equity based, in other words you are not asking people to invest in your company and expect a continued return.  Usually some sort of good or service is exchanged if the goal is met, ranging from a handwritten thank you note, to swag like a company logo t-shirt, up to receiving one of the products the company will offer.  The Pebble watch is a famous example.

New rules for Equity Crowdfunding were recently released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but this is a much more complicated process.

If you’d like to learn more about the background and basics of crowdfunding in more detail, these books from  our collection may be helpful:

 









 

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