Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Business Funding Veteran Clark Nichols Announces Tips for Cash-Strapped Startups: Go DPO, Crowd Fund | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Direct Public Offering experts Clark Nichols and Associates announce essential strategies on how to leverage recent trends in crowdfunding for outsized profit results.

Forest Lake, MN (PRWEB) July 20, 2015  The recent surge in crowdfunding is just one more reason for cash-poor startups with great growth potential to forget IPOs and jump directly to a DPO, says Clark Nichols, business funding expert and founder of Clark Nichols and Associates.

Initial public offerings (IPOs) have long been the golden standard of taking a company public. The IPO model: scrounge up or borrow enough capital to spark the interest of Wall Street or investors and take a company public.

A direct public offering (DPO) allows startups to raise capital by selling shares directly to employees, customers, friends and supporters in the community. Since the investment is offered directly, it often eliminates the need for a middleman like an investment bank.

Crowdfunding is a powerful way to generate DPO share sales and spark public interest in otherwise obscure, cash-starved startups. Entrepreneurs who have often been overlooked by tradition venture capital finance, like women, are getting the support they need through crowdfunding campaigns.

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