When big data analytics are overlaid on the exploding industry of crowdfunding, it becomes eye-poppingly clear just how much this new finance mechanism is growing.

For example, there's this: Every hour in the month of March, more than $60,000 dollars were raised via crowdfunding throughout the world.

And this: In the first three months of 2014, $124 million was raised around the world via crowdfunding.

Published in Research & Trends


Boosting your startups brand and services are very important, social media has become an great way to do this buy building up fans, followers and word of mouth direct content and information distribution. Some of the popular types of media are Twitter, Pintrest, Face book and Linkedin. There are optimal times to post on social media sites and there are times when you don’t want to post. If you post or share at certain times, your post won’t be seen, no matter how many followers or friends that you have. So, when is the best time to post on social media networks? There’s a great infographic out that details all of this for you.

So, basically, if you plan your day right, and you are doing any posting and promoting of items that you want to get seen, then this is how your day should look:

7:00am post to LinkedIn
9:00am post to Google +
1:00pm post to Facebook
2:00pm post to Twitter
3:00pm post to Pinterest

Published in Advice & Tips