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Crowdfunding, the Banks and Wall Street

The new crowdfunding rules are taking everyone by storm, and they're bound to have impact in ways that can only be guessed at so far. And only in the imagination of the most crazy of us, can we look down the road even a couple years.

SOP newswireRonald McDonald and friends support Gay Agenda - VP of Communications: 'I'm thrilled to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce team and ready to get to work.'
SOP newswireConfidence causes US stocks to climb - Shares of Lehman Brothers Holdings and Swiss bank UBS rose after the two raised a combined $19 billion in capital by issuing new stocks.
SOP newswireWal-Mart Manages to Shock 7-year-old Girl - Topless 2008 Sports Illustrated 'Swimsuit Edition' placed in faces of children.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)The Solution is Probably Right Around the Corner - I frequently work with scientists, inventors, technologists and people who invent solutions to problems. Unfortunately, it's very frequent that these inventors will come up with solutions even though they have no idea what the problem is.
Deremiah *CPE (Mentor/Columnist)Marketing's Balancing Act - Have you ever been caught between decision and indecision? Then you were probably caught in the middle of marketing's balancing act.
SOP newswireFCC and FOX TV square off - On Monday, Fox TV stated that it would not pay its part of the $91,000 fine, asserting that the FCC decision is 'arbitrary and capricious, inconsistent with precedent and patently unconstitutional.'
SOP newswireJim Clark names World Vision his primary charity - Athlete and entrepreneur commits 50% of the proceeds raised from his fundraising swim across the English Channel, scheduled for September, 2008.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)Follow the Example of The Patron - A few weeks ago, I was an invited guest of the Bar and Nightclub Owner's Trade Show held in Las Vegas. Because of this powerful blog, I was invited as media to cover this event and it's my pleasure to bring to you some of the insights that I garnered from it.
SOP newswireExtended New-Car Warranty? Not so fast, please. - Sixty-five percent of more than 8,000 Consumer Reports readers surveyed by the Consumer Reports National Research Center said they spent significantly more for a new-car warranty than they got back in repair cost savings.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)Talking Like a Marketer - It's a funny thing how language has the power to change the value of something from a low price to a high price. It doesn't matter if the item has
SOP newswireBanks Urged to Come Clean on Support of Planned Parenthood - Bank of America continues to play word games in an attempt to mislead consumers.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)Are You Making Business Decisions? - All decisions in business are either business decisions or they're financial decisions.
Deremiah *CPE (Mentor/Columnist)7 Costly Mistakes - Tonight Pat Marcello will have Ben Mack reveal mistakes he made while establishing his business. It's always best to learn from the errors of others rather than make the same mistakes yourself.
SOP newswireCountrywide Financial being eyed by FBI - The investigation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, but soon the New York Times, Reuters, and other news outlets were getting information from one or more sources within the government.
Simon Bailey (Mentor/Columnist)Uncertainty is the One Thing That is For Certain - As I travel around the country, I see in people"s faces that they are concerned about the future.
SOP newswireWal-Mart Watch says Wal-Mart cannot be trusted - 'Wal-Mart's blatant misrepresentation of its relationship with Consumer Testing Laboratories (CTL) shows just how far the company is willing to go to deceive the public.'
SOP newswireHeightened Liquidity Pressures move U.S. Fed - The Federal Reserve will initiate a series of term repurchase transactions that are expected to cumulate to $100 billion.
SOP newswireJapanese Companies Cuddle with Walt Disney - The Nikkei, Japan's leading daily, says the partnerships will enable California-based Disney to tap local talent.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)People Do Business with People They Like - I provide high-level strategic advisory services for my clients. I also help them raise capital, find debt and help them organize sales forces.
SOP newswireBarrel of Oil Hits Another Record High - The cost of a barrel of oil for future delivery rose as high as $103.95 a barrel in New York.
Deremiah *CPE (Mentor/Columnist)INCENTIVE FAILURE...Why Are American Businesses Failing? Part 1 - The word on the street is the internal customer (the employee) is not getting a good taste of incentives at work. Lack of good incentive programs is failing in American businesses and is causing American business to fail. It's time for your company or organization to get an upgrade.
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)What is the Real Cost? - In my travels, I have the opportunity to meet the most interesting people, and likewise, in my everyday networking, I'm fortunate to get to know
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)FAQ About Real Estate Syndication - As we prepare for our April seminar program that covers the concepts of successful syndication, many people are sending in questions that they have about the topic. We are organizing them into categories and I am answering them so that everyone who is interested in learning how to make money
Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)Connecting with CEOs - Two concepts encompass all of the duties of any CEO. They are primary and they need to be front and center at all times.
SOP newswireAmericans say 'Charge It' to record $790 Billion - The Center for American Progress report finds that credit card debt is currently rising at a rate four times higher than earlier in the decade.
Axel Meierhoefer (Mentor/Columnist)Improving your Business with Trust - There was another event that occurred this week that further showed me just how careful you have to be when you do not yet have a relationship of trust.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza sits down with Kate Zabriskie, NSA conference 2005 - Kate Zabriskie founded Business Training Works to answer a need in the marketplace for affordable, relevant, fast-paced, business training.
Hedy PhillipsTattoos OK at Work - People with tattoos and piercings are just as likely to be hired in Orlando as people without them.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Ken Van Liew and the REI Academy - Building Better Futures - Kenneth J. Van Liew is the founder of The Real Estate Investment Academy.
SOP newswireMore Information on Stimulus Payments Posted to - The Internal Revenue Service released additional information today about the upcoming economic stimulus payments in a specially designed section for
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