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angel investors dos donts 720x300HARTORD: Connecticut’s “angel” investment tax credit was expanded as of July 1 to more business types beyond technology, effectively allowing any industry to participate if the other qualifications are met.

While Governor Dannel Malloy did sign the bill, before it can be implemented Connecticut’s budget must be passed, according to officials at Connecticut Innovations.

“This new law promotes investments that provide Connecticut startups with the capital necessary to create jobs, grow, and thrive right here at home,” said Brett Broesder, co-founder and vice president of the Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs. “Expanding eligibility under the state’s angel investor tax credit program not only helps startups attract additional investments, but it also increases a young company’s chances of survival and growth. That’s a win-win.”

Screen Shot 2017 06 19 at 1.14.38 PMHartford: According to the a survey from the Connecticut Business and industry Association, Connecticut businesses continue to maintain a cautious outlook in the first quarter of 2017, according to the survey released in early June

Connecticut businesses continue to maintain a cautious outlook in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new survey released today.

The 2017 CBIA/Farmington Bank 1st Quarter Economic and Credit Availability Survey found 37% of business leaders expect improved conditions for their firms over the next three months, down from 40% the previous quarter.

 

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Crowdfunding & Cause-Related Marketing

 "The New Intersection of Commerce, Cause and Capital"

Cause-Related Marketing (CRM) has exploded in recent years even though it is a relatively young concept. Considering today's competitive environment, it has never been more important for startup and small businesses that separates them from their competition. Basically, CRM is where a non-profit and a for-profit corporation partner together with the purpose of advancing the mission-related work of the nonprofit and the marketing goals of the corporation or advisor. The purpose is to create a win-win situation for both participants. Crowdfunding has changed the way small businesses and start-ups are raising capital. Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money. It has significantly grown in recognition and uses the internet to talk to thousands, if not millions of potential funders.

Presenter: Bill Schloth, CPA, MBA Bill Schloth has been investing in, managing, buying & selling start-up and emerging businesses for over 25 years. He is an executive director and founding member of Crowdfunding Global Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and advocacy for crowdfunding. Mr. Schloth is a CPA and had an MBA in marketing from New York