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Check Out This Home Battery You Can Install Yourself

Still on the waiting list for the Tesla Powerwall home battery? Well, there's another option on the horizon. And here's the kicker --…
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4 Fundamentals Entrepreneurs Should Know About Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding is meant to pool together funds for a business venture or project, its success greatly depends on the planning, investment and…
Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The same holds true in business.

3 Ways Socially-Conscious Companies Can Win Growth Investment

Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going…
Kiva loans make a difference for small business owners across the world -- and a new partnership with Intuit could expand the organization's reach.

Kiva and Intuit Team Up to Provide Interest-Free Small Business Loans

As banks continue to restrict access to capital, sites like Kiva will continue to serve as disruptive options to traditional financing for small…
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3p Weekend: 8 Craziest Water Bottle Concepts on Kickstarter Right Now

For a creative solution to our nation's bottled water problem, we turned to that ever-bubbling hot-spring of innovation, Kickstarter. The ideas may seem…
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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…
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On Resiliency, Risk and Cheese

Three founders fundraise through unusual means.
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Why Kickstarter Should Come With a Warning

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently settled a case against Erik Chevalier, who started a Kickstarter campaign to produce a board game. Chevalier…
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Imperfect Foods Wants You to Buy Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

For those of us who are or have indulged in gardening, misshapen fruits and vegetables can be one of the joys of growing…
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6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

While for-profit social enterprises should ultimately be self-sustaining, they rarely begin that way. Instead, different types of fundraising are needed at different stages…
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Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing to Reduce Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is a global problem, even in economically well-developed countries. People suffering from energy poverty cannot afford to cool or heat their…
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Solar Crowdfunding Startup Offers Attractive Returns

San Francisco's RE-volv has raised over $120,000 via three Indiegogo campaigns to finance solar installations among community nonprofits and cooperatives.
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Women Still Chasing the Elusive American Dream

Women are more socially conscious entrepreneurs and also more often dismissed by venture capitalists. But there is a way around the VC gatekeepers.
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…