Crowdfund Better

Learn how to navigate the crowdfunding ecosystem to unlock alternative funding. #ThinkOutsideTheBank #communitycapital #smallbusiness #microbusiness

Founded in 2012 by Kathleen Minogue, Crowdfund Better provides crowdfunding education, training & advocacy to empower entrepreneurs, nonprofits, platforms, and small business advisors with crowdfunding know-how. We bring modern funding tools to the traditional capital stack, working in conjunction with small business advisors to help their clients access crowdfunding as a tool to develop stronger networks for ongoing social, creative & financial support.

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What is the Average Cost of Website Design for Small Businesses? 10/11/2021

What is the Average Cost of Website Design for Small Businesses?

We often have clients ask us what a "fair price" is to have their business website built. This VujaDay Creative Digital Agency article outlines a framework to help you determine if you're getting a good deal. Note: you get what you pay for 😉

What is the Average Cost of Website Design for Small Businesses? Wondering about the best website design for your small businesses? In this artile we guide you through various costs & benefits.

Timeline Photos 10/07/2021

Are you wanting to learn how crowdfunding works, how it's different from traditional funding, and how it may complement other types of funding? Then be sure to register and join our Founder Kathleen Minogue and Gerri Detweiler Education Director of Nav on Oct. 12th at 4pm EST for "Leverage Crowdfunding for More Financing" presentation with live Q&A!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3izejuH

Are you wanting to learn how crowdfunding works, how it's different from traditional funding, and how it may complement other types of funding? Then be sure to register and join our Founder Kathleen Minogue and Gerri Detweiler Education Director of Nav on Oct. 12th at 4pm EST for "Leverage Crowdfunding for More Financing" presentation with live Q&A!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3izejuH

Timeline Photos 10/06/2021

Congratulations to jlhfund participant Joanna Brooks of Embody YOGA for reaching her first two financial milestones of her crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders - within 24 hours!

Joanna is building out her new studio location & wellness center in Milwaukee to provide, "culturally relevant and affordable yoga classes for people of color."

Support her campaign here: https://www.fundblackfounders.com/embodyyogamke

Congratulations to jlhfund participant Joanna Brooks of Embody YOGA for reaching her first two financial milestones of her crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders - within 24 hours!

Joanna is building out her new studio location & wellness center in Milwaukee to provide, "culturally relevant and affordable yoga classes for people of color."

Support her campaign here: https://www.fundblackfounders.com/embodyyogamke

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

We're so excited to have our founder Kathlee Minogue creating professional development for small business advisors nationwide via the COVID-SB.org website culminating in a live webinar "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" on Wednesday, Oct. 6th at 3:00pm EST!

We're so excited to have our founder Kathlee Minogue creating professional development for small business advisors nationwide via the COVID-SB.org website culminating in a live webinar "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" on Wednesday, Oct. 6th at 3:00pm EST!

How Women of Color Are Using Equity Crowdfunding to Achieve Success in the Tech World 09/30/2021

How Women of Color Are Using Equity Crowdfunding to Achieve Success in the Tech World

A client in the beauty industry recently said, "I've never seen an article on investment crowdfunding in a beauty or fashion-focused publication." Thanks to Harper's Bazaar for bucking that trend.

Read about four women of color who didn't ask for permission from traditional funders to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures. They crowdfunded it.

How Women of Color Are Using Equity Crowdfunding to Achieve Success in the Tech World Disparaged by the racial and gender biases of venture capital firms, these four entrepreneurs have found an alternative path to financing their businesses.

Timeline Photos 09/28/2021

What's the most important thing you should do before launching a crowdfunding campaign? Find the Gold in Your Network. This self-paced online course provides a framework for finding campaign support within your existing networks and leveraging that for greater success.

http://go.crowdfundbetter.com/FG_str

What's the most important thing you should do before launching a crowdfunding campaign? Find the Gold in Your Network. This self-paced online course provides a framework for finding campaign support within your existing networks and leveraging that for greater success.

http://go.crowdfundbetter.com/FG_str

Micro Business vs. Small Business - NerdWallet 09/23/2021

Micro Business vs. Small Business - NerdWallet

Are you a micro business or a small business? The majority of our clients, whether they're ideation stage or an established business, fit the micro business definition. This NerdWallet article outlines what a micro business is as well as the challenges that face them (including some solutions - we really like the attracting customers recommendations).

Micro Business vs. Small Business - NerdWallet Understand what a micro business is, the difference between a micro business vs. small business, and the challenges and opportunities for a micro business.

Timeline Photos 09/21/2021

Are you a small business advisor with clients asking how they can use crowdfunding as an access-to-capital tool? You won't want to miss “Crowdfunding: A New Rung on the Funding Ladder” with Crowdfund Better's Founder Kathleen Minogue this Friday at 2pm EST America's SBDC 2021 Virtual Conference with a live Q&A at 3:30pm EST.

Register now: https://bit.ly/AMSBDC2021

Are you a small business advisor with clients asking how they can use crowdfunding as an access-to-capital tool? You won't want to miss “Crowdfunding: A New Rung on the Funding Ladder” with Crowdfund Better's Founder Kathleen Minogue this Friday at 2pm EST America's SBDC 2021 Virtual Conference with a live Q&A at 3:30pm EST.

Register now: https://bit.ly/AMSBDC2021

Independent bookstore on wheels will meet kids where they're at in Indianapolis 09/16/2021

Independent bookstore on wheels will meet kids where they're at in Indianapolis

jlhfund Grantee, Natalie Pipkin of Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore in Indianapolis, Indiana was featured in an article by Shakkira Harris of WRTV . Founder Natalie Pipkin describes how the idea for a Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore came about with a goal to travel to communities that deserve access to stories that uplift Black life, Black heritage and Black joy. Read more about her story before she launches her crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders in October!

Independent bookstore on wheels will meet kids where they're at in Indianapolis An independently-owned online bookstore has a fresh set of wheels and is ready to bring Indianapolis its first mobile bookshop.

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy 09/14/2021

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy

Curious how you can utilize crowdfunding to reinvigorate your community or economic development projects? We've got you covered!

We're pleased to be collaborating with The Harbinger Consultancy to offer an online course applying our proven approaches to crowdfunding to help lay the groundwork for a successful community crowdfunding campaign—and give a repeatable process that can be used to create, start, finish and sustain community projects again and again, even if you decide not to crowdfund.

This course is perfect for:
- community & economic development organizations,
- Chambers of Commerce & business alliances,
- place-based & conservation organizations,
- downtown & Main Street groups,
- business owners
- community groups & leaders (elected, appointed and self-selected)

Enroll today:

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy Are you in the midst of a community project that seems stuck? An initiative that you just can’t get off the ground? Something that you know will make your community a better place but is lurching forward one step and backward two steps? It can be hard to get community projects going at all, let al...

Timeline Photos 09/09/2021

Meet our Crowdfund Idaho participant, Mama's Best Bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho. If you love local bakeries, you'll love this husband and wife dynamic duo looking to take their home-based bakery into a downtown Twin location.

Get to know more about Diana & Mike Blaylock in their latest post and click the link to find out how to support their investment crowdfunding campaign on Mainvest.

https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/mamas-best-bakery

Meet our Crowdfund Idaho participant, Mama's Best Bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho. If you love local bakeries, you'll love this husband and wife dynamic duo looking to take their home-based bakery into a downtown Twin location.

Get to know more about Diana & Mike Blaylock in their latest post and click the link to find out how to support their investment crowdfunding campaign on Mainvest.

https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/mamas-best-bakery

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

NEW "Finding the Gold in your Network" online course from Crowdfund Better!

What's the most important thing you should do before launching a crowdfunding campaign? Most people believe it's creating a campaign page, but the savvy crowdfunder knows it's...Finding the Gold in Your Network. This self-paced online course provides a framework for finding campaign support within your existing networks and leveraging that for greater success.

http://go.crowdfundidaho.com/FG_str

NEW "Finding the Gold in your Network" online course from Crowdfund Better!

What's the most important thing you should do before launching a crowdfunding campaign? Most people believe it's creating a campaign page, but the savvy crowdfunder knows it's...Finding the Gold in Your Network. This self-paced online course provides a framework for finding campaign support within your existing networks and leveraging that for greater success.

http://go.crowdfundidaho.com/FG_str

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

jlhfund Social Impact Fund Grantee, Joanna Brooks of Embody YOGA was interviewed by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Embody Yoga is looking, "to expand and open up a wellness center that caters to the African American community, a space where Black women can come take a yoga class, speak with a therapist or book a massage." Stay tuned for her crowdfunding campaign launch on FundBlackFounders!

https://bit.ly/3zvOYIz

jlhfund Social Impact Fund Grantee, Joanna Brooks of Embody YOGA was interviewed by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Embody Yoga is looking, "to expand and open up a wellness center that caters to the African American community, a space where Black women can come take a yoga class, speak with a therapist or book a massage." Stay tuned for her crowdfunding campaign launch on FundBlackFounders!

https://bit.ly/3zvOYIz

7 Ways to Grow an Organic Following For Your Crowdfunding Campaign 08/27/2021

7 Ways to Grow an Organic Following For Your Crowdfunding Campaign

"7 tips to grow your business social following organically (read: low to no cost) before launching a crowdfunding campaign. Many of these tips we recommend to businesses at all stages - crowdfunding isn't just beneficial for startups.

Read this blog on Crowdcrux to see how you're doing in building your organic following. https://bit.ly/3y4SCYd"

7 Ways to Grow an Organic Following For Your Crowdfunding Campaign Here's a comprehensive guide to building an organic social media following before you 'Go Live' with your crowdfunding campaign.

Timeline Photos 08/24/2021

What do our clients have to say about Crowdfund Better educational programs? Here's what Sidney Baptista of PYNRS had to say about his experience in our February 2021 Incubator program with FundBlackFounders:

What do our clients have to say about Crowdfund Better educational programs? Here's what Sidney Baptista of PYNRS had to say about his experience in our February 2021 Incubator program with FundBlackFounders:

Timeline Photos 08/19/2021

There's more to budgeting than just knowing what your costs and revenue are. Detailed budgets like the ones highlighted in this article are what help businesses stay on track and meet their milestones. This is a great reference especially for any business that is manufacturing products.

Dig in to this The Balance article and learn how to make your budgets shine! https://bit.ly/2VGaI5d

There's more to budgeting than just knowing what your costs and revenue are. Detailed budgets like the ones highlighted in this article are what help businesses stay on track and meet their milestones. This is a great reference especially for any business that is manufacturing products.

Dig in to this The Balance article and learn how to make your budgets shine! https://bit.ly/2VGaI5d

08/16/2021

Another founder story from the jlhfund Small Business Grantees. Carmen Dianne and Kara Still of Prosperity Market were recently interviewed by The Food Truck Scholar- Black Food Entrepreneurs™️ about their “farmer’s market on wheels and food truck in one” that addresses access to healthy food while supporting black farmers and producers. Keep an eye out for their campaign launch in October on FundBlackFounders .

#blackownedbusiness #jlhfund #crowdfunding

Posted @withregram • Prosperity Market] We had a great conversation with The Food Truck Scholar™️] about our plans with Prosperity Market! We really dug in to the process of building Prosperity Market. We’ve been Food Truck Scholar fans for awhile, so happy that we could chat! Take a listen! Link in bio

#prosperitymarket #thefoodtruckscholar #RTP2021 #roadtoprosperity #notyouraverage #farmersmarket #mobilefarmersmarket #foodtruck #blackfoodies @eatokratheapp

Another founder story from the jlhfund Small Business Grantees. Carmen Dianne and Kara Still of Prosperity Market were recently interviewed by The Food Truck Scholar- Black Food Entrepreneurs™️ about their “farmer’s market on wheels and food truck in one” that addresses access to healthy food while supporting black farmers and producers. Keep an eye out for their campaign launch in October on FundBlackFounders .

#blackownedbusiness #jlhfund #crowdfunding

Posted @withregram • Prosperity Market] We had a great conversation with The Food Truck Scholar™️] about our plans with Prosperity Market! We really dug in to the process of building Prosperity Market. We’ve been Food Truck Scholar fans for awhile, so happy that we could chat! Take a listen! Link in bio

#prosperitymarket #thefoodtruckscholar #RTP2021 #roadtoprosperity #notyouraverage #farmersmarket #mobilefarmersmarket #foodtruck #blackfoodies @eatokratheapp

Build A Better Brand Strategy For Your Business - Mintr 08/11/2021

Build A Better Brand Strategy For Your Business - Mintr

Branding is a key topic when we work with clients to develop their crowdfunding story for their campaign.

For early stage entrepreneurs, how do you separate yourself from your brand identity? For existing businesses, how do you refine your messaging to appeal to your ideal customer?

These questions and more are covered in this blog by our friends over at Mintr :

Build A Better Brand Strategy For Your Business - Mintr Think about a brand that you particularly like. You might enjoy the colors they use, the language they choose, but if you look deeper you can find the emotion it taps into—confident, cool, independent, successful, or nostalgic. That is what separates a blah brand from a bold, juicy one. But you ca...

Jrue Holiday gives assist to Wisconsin businessman 08/09/2021

Jrue Holiday gives assist to Wisconsin businessman

Over the next few months we’ll be sharing stories of the jlhfund Small Business Grantees who Crowdfund Better and FundBlackFounders are coaching through the process of preparing for their first rewards crowdfunding campaign.

Up first is Jalen Greenlee, the CEO of Flora Fruit Company, who is working to provide access to healthy food for food desert residents in Milwaukee. Learn more about Jalen in this feature by Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin by clicking the link.

Jrue Holiday gives assist to Wisconsin businessman Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Impact Fund bearing fruit.

COVID and Crowdfunding: The Pandemic’s Impact on the Indiegogo Community 08/03/2021

COVID and Crowdfunding: The Pandemic’s Impact on the Indiegogo Community

COVID & Crowdfunding on Indiegogo - what was the impact? Communities came together to support more creators, with higher numbers of supporters and contribution amounts. Read more to see which categories thrived...

COVID and Crowdfunding: The Pandemic’s Impact on the Indiegogo Community Indiegogo is a haven where creators connect with their communities and find funding for their ideas. It’s a place where innovators and tastemakers come together to bring new technology into the world.  But as Covid upended all aspects of life last year, our community wondered:… read more

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

Unsure how crowdfunding works? Let us be your guide. "The Crowdfunding Opportunity" online course helps you discover a path to fund your business. Begin today!

https://bit.ly/3hjek4j

Unsure how crowdfunding works? Let us be your guide. "The Crowdfunding Opportunity" online course helps you discover a path to fund your business. Begin today!

https://bit.ly/3hjek4j

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

Sometimes we get clients that are inventors, or who have never invented anything before but had that "ah-ha" moment and created something exciting. Then they get nervous about what people will think or are unsure how to approach people.

Our friends at Enventys Partners wrote an excellent article that includes a few tips we give all of our clients, especially when they are looking to get early feedback on their project, business or idea. Read on to see how you can get started warming up your community. https://bit.ly/2USzqPy

Sometimes we get clients that are inventors, or who have never invented anything before but had that "ah-ha" moment and created something exciting. Then they get nervous about what people will think or are unsure how to approach people.

Our friends at Enventys Partners wrote an excellent article that includes a few tips we give all of our clients, especially when they are looking to get early feedback on their project, business or idea. Read on to see how you can get started warming up your community. https://bit.ly/2USzqPy

The Crowdfund Better Process™

Since 2012, Crowdfund Better has been providing crowdfunding education, strategy, and coaching to entrepreneurs, creatives, nonprofits, small business advisors, and crowdfunding platforms. We are educators and professionals who understand both the broader crowdfunding ecosystem and how to work with clients on the ground to guide them toward successful campaigns. We are not a marketing agency. We are not campaign managers.

We are a relationship-focused crowdfunding consultancy.

Crowdfund Better clients are looking for education and coaching on how to manage the relationship-building and marketing of their campaigns themselves – putting in their own time to keep costs down rather than outsourcing to agencies except to obtain specific expertise and training. Our clients have done very well using this strategy.

The Crowdfund Better Process™ is the system we developed over the last 6 years to provide tailored, just-in-time crowdfunding guidance for our clients.

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$19.99 - "The Crowdfunding Opportunity" online course

A self-guided online course to help you understand how you can use crowdfunding to fund your business.

Taught by our Founder, Kathleen Minogue
5-unit course + 4 downloadable worksheets (1.5 hours total class time)

*Purchase here: http://bit.ly/CfBOpp

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$127 - The Crowdfunding Roadmap Package

Take our online Crowdfunding Roadmap Questionnaire & receive written feedback via our Crowdfunding Report Card PLUS a 30-minute, 1-on-1 Roadmap Review Call via phone with an expert on our team.

*Purchase on our website at this link: http://bit.ly/CfB_rapid

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*The Crowdfunding Roadmap is a pre-requisite to access the following services below*

Campaign Coaching Packages (starting at $2,500)

1-on-1 coaching for individuals or organizations via phone or video conference.

Business Advisor Crowdfunding Services

Tailored education services for organizations, platforms, business advisors and technical assistance providers (custom pricing available – including retained services)
https://crowdfundbetter.com/business-advisor-crowdfunding-services/

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