P2Binvestor https://p2bi.com Crowdfunded Working Capital for Growing Businesses Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:01:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bhakti Chai is built on sustainable business practices, including smart financing of growth https://p2bi.com/bhakti-chai-is-built-on-sustainable-business-practices-including-smart-financing-of-growth/ https://p2bi.com/bhakti-chai-is-built-on-sustainable-business-practices-including-smart-financing-of-growth/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:53:39 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7833 Bhakti Chai Facts Founded 2006 Boulder, Colorado P2Binvestor client since 2014 Category: Manufacturer, Natural Foods Key culture ingredient: social and environmental sustainability Defining proof: One of Colorado’s first certified B-Corporations   Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy started her business with less then $200, a recipe, a focus on social action, and a little help from…

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Title III of Jobs Act Seen as Key Provision to Democratize Investing, Take it Online https://p2bi.com/title-iii-jobs-act-seen-key-provision-democratize-investing-take-online/ https://p2bi.com/title-iii-jobs-act-seen-key-provision-democratize-investing-take-online/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:34:51 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7830 Part 3 of a series of posts on the JOBS Act Title III of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act) is a key provision of the Act, allowing everyday Americans — for the first time — to invest in new businesses. With final adoption by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of this…

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Emerging Growth Companies created by JOBS Act enjoy special status when filing IPOs https://p2bi.com/emerging-growth-companies-created-by-jobs-act-enjoy-special-status-when-filing-ipos/ https://p2bi.com/emerging-growth-companies-created-by-jobs-act-enjoy-special-status-when-filing-ipos/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:09:05 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7822 Part 2 of a series of posts on the JOBS Act A key provision of the JOBS Act that went into effect immediately upon its adoption in April 2012 was the creation of “emerging Growth Companies,” or EGCs, which now enjoy special status when filing IPOs. An EGC is defined as a new class of securities…

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Money Saving Tax Tips for Year End https://p2bi.com/money-savings-tax-tips-year-end/ https://p2bi.com/money-savings-tax-tips-year-end/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:59:39 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7804 When it comes to planning expenses for the year, taxes are generally at the top of the list early on. For some businesses, however, focusing on increases in revenue, not to mention managing effective operations, can quickly push the idea of tax planning to the back burner as the months pass by. As we rapidly…

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Investors are looking for alternatives, turn to angels and private equity, among others https://p2bi.com/investors-looking-alternatives-turn-angels-private-equity-among-others/ https://p2bi.com/investors-looking-alternatives-turn-angels-private-equity-among-others/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:07:41 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7790 Frustration is one of the most significant emotions investors are feeling these days. Even though the Dow Jones Average has increased from a March, 2009, low of 6,440 to over 17,000, many investors are looking outside traditional markets. Results reported in a RockThePost survey* reflect a lower percentage of fixed income and mutual funds than…

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WUF launches Kickstarter campaign to advance its smart pet collar https://p2bi.com/wuf-launches-kickstarter-campaign-advance-smart-pet-collar/ https://p2bi.com/wuf-launches-kickstarter-campaign-advance-smart-pet-collar/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:03:55 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7785 For many of us, our pets aren’t simply companions, they’re full-fledged members of the family. Now, a Boulder-based startup with a keen appreciation for that fact is poised to bring dog care and safety into the digital age. WÜF is developing wearable technology for your pooch or what could possibly be described as a “smart…

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Title II redefines investment landscape for startups but adoption remains slow https://p2bi.com/title-ii-redefines-investment-landscape-startups-adoption-remains-slow/ https://p2bi.com/title-ii-redefines-investment-landscape-startups-adoption-remains-slow/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:05:59 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7779 Part 1 of a series of posts on the JOBS Act One of the biggest changes in the JOBS Act of 2012 was the subsequent inclusion of a new Title II, adopted on Sept. 23, 2013, by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which permits the general solicitation and advertising of private investment opportunities.…

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The Importance of Succession Planning https://p2bi.com/importance-succession-planning/ https://p2bi.com/importance-succession-planning/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:49:19 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7770 Working to maintain a successful business operation is, at a minimum, an excruciating challenge. Keeping up with the latest customer demands, making sure employees are adequately taken care of by way of benefits and wages, and remaining profitable, even in times of economic stagnation keeps the best of us on our toes every single day…

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SEC Small Business Forum Recap https://p2bi.com/sec-small-business-forum-recap/ https://p2bi.com/sec-small-business-forum-recap/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:56:30 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7751 This past Thursday, the SEC held its 33rd annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation—a lengthy title for a day-long meeting of regulatory and business minds, all in an effort to develop recommendations which the SEC could eventually use to help mold upcoming changes to regulation. Specifically, this year’s forum was meant to be the…

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The World of Alternative Investments https://p2bi.com/world-alternative-investments/ https://p2bi.com/world-alternative-investments/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:26:09 +0000 https://p2bi.com/?p=7719 In the vast universe that is investing, there are an overwhelming number of options for investors to place their hard-earned cash. Most are aware of the traditional asset classes, including stocks, bonds, and cash, and the importance of diversification among these classes, but there are a handful of other alternative options that are lesser known and…

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