Crowdfunding Website Business Plan and SWOT Analysis

Crowdfunding Website Business Plan, Marketing Plan, How To Guide, and Funding Directory

The Crowdfunding Website Business Plan and Business Development toolkit features 18 different documents that you can use for capital raising or general business planning purposes. Our product line also features comprehensive information regarding to how to start a Crowdfunding Website business. All business planning packages come with easy-to-use instructions so that you can reduce the time needed to create a professional business plan and presentation.

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  • Bank/Investor Ready
  • Complete Industry Research for the Industry
  • 3 Year Excel Financial Model
  • Business Plan (26 to 30 pages)
  • Marketing Plan (24 to 28 pages)
  • 425+ Page Funding Directory
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Loan Amortization and ROI Tools
  • Three SWOT Analysis Templates
  • How to Start a Business Guide
  • Easy to Use Instructions
  • All Documents Delivered in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Format
  • Meets SBA Requirements

Crowdfunding has become a very popular method of developing a new business. These days there are now laws that allow for individuals to raise capital directly through sales of securities through the Internet. Generally, these companies are looking for equity or debt capital amount less than $1 million. The jobs act of 2012 now allow small businesses much easier access to the capital markets by being able to showcase an offering to the general public. In previous times, there were substantial restrictions on how a small business could raise capital from non-accredited investors. Today, anyone who has available capital is free to invest in these highly promising small businesses. Prior to the jobs act of 2012 – an individual that wanted to make a private investment into a small business need to have a substantial net worth and a very high income. However, given the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States the demand for easy access to money to start a new business has increased significantly.

With the advent of this new type of capital raising regulation – many people have taken to starting crowdfunding websites. When an entrepreneur is looking for capital to start a crowdfunding website, they are going to need a business plan. This business plan should include a three-year profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, and business ratios page to showcase to potential investor the return on investment during this time. This business plan should also address many of the regulatory issues that come with having to develop a website that allows individuals to raise capital from third parties. A substantial amount of money that is looking to be raised should be geared towards professional fees and legal counsel. A new crowdfunding website can be started for as little as $25,000, but a much more substantial investment is required given that the technology needed to start these types of companies is now commonplace. Most crowdfunding websites have a startup cost of about half $1 million. This business plan should also include a thorough overview of the market, the economy, the number of new businesses starting within the United States, and how much money these businesses are looking to raise at any given time. Generally speaking, there are about $600 billion of capital raising activities that occur each year within the United States as it relates to the private placement of both debt and equity capital.

Beyond the business plan, a crowdfunding website marketing plan is also needed. Special attention should be paid to the laws and regulations that surround the public offering of securities. In fact, many crowdfunding websites actually turned to both law firms as well as third-party marketing agencies in order to properly develop the marketing messages that will be shown to the general public. This ensures that any type of legal liability is kept to a minimum given that there are a significant number of laws regarding general public capital raising activities.

Once the marketing plan and business plan are developed, many entrepreneurs that are starting crowdfunding websites will also develop a SWOT analysis. This analysis focuses on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that are faced by these companies. As it relates the strengths, the startup costs associated with the new crowdfunding website are somewhat low. The barriers to entry are considered to be moderately high. Additionally, the gross margins generated from private placement services is also very high. The automated nature of these crowdfunding websites allows for a lower overhead and operating cost. For weaknesses, this is still a new industry in many of the issues that may arise are still being discovered. For opportunities, many of these crowdfunding websites are developing broker-dealer capabilities where there are able to act as an underwriter for select transactions. The substantially boost the profits of these businesses. As it relates to threats, there are still some unknowns as it relates to how laws will be interpreted by the SEC as well as FINRA. As such, one of the ongoing threat that regulations may change and a crowdfunding websites may need to modify their business model.