Raising capital is quick, inexpensive, and easy, right? If you believe that, then you’re really going to want to listen to this podcast where Mike Brette – the CEO of Small Cap Equity Advisors – debunks some myths of crowdfunding, and explains why so many fail at raising money, as well as providing some pointers on how to do the entire process the correct (and legal) way.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to market your offering, and many issuers don’t seem to know the difference, as the high rate of business failure attests. But between raising money via Reg.A, Reg.D, Reg. CF, or any other SEC exemption, there are some basics you need to understand before you get into trouble.
Accredited investors vs non-accredited investors, what “securities” actually are, how not to violate securities laws, marketing budgets, blue sky requirements, unlicensed “finders”, correct documentation, and so much more – Mr. Brette addresses all these topics.
The takeaway from listening to this podcast is crucial: There are no investors out there waiting to write you a check. They don’t want to be pitched and they don’t want to be sold, especially to strangers. And real investors don’t advertise that they’re real investors either. You have to get investors interested enough to have them contact YOU.
You need to learn the process of raising money and do it the right way first or cry later. You do not want to be on the SEC’s radar. Contact Mike instead, and align yourself with expert professionals that truly understand the industry (as opposed to those who tell you only the rose-colored glasses version). Get started with your raise today – the correct way! Mr. Brette can be reached by phone at 951-236-8473 or by email here.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: Mike Brette
Michael N. Brette, J.D. advises clients on a wide variety of transactional business matters from startup consulting, Equity Crowdfunding, 506(c) private placement, REG A+ offerings, capital formation, going public, arranging capital for publicly traded companies.
Mr. Brette has published two books Asset Protection Planning and Raising Capital For Your Business (Amazon). He has appeared on more than 450 TV and radio shows discussing various business and financial topics. He has a Juris Doctor ( law degree ) for 42 years and is listed in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Industry & Finance.
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