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Why the JOBS Act Is Important

Why the JOBS Act Is Important Before the 1929 Stock Market Crash Anyone could invest in anything, anywhere. Thousands of Americans invested heavily in the stock market. Then the stock market crashed in 1929 and the Great Depression came. %24 After the Great Depression 1 In response, the government changed the rules and limited what the everyday person could invest in to protect them from losing everything. In reality, it severely limited what small investors could invest in and how they could access capital markets. 4 It also became difficult for small businesses to raise money. The only way they could do so was through friends, family, banks, and venture capitalists. They could not directly reach out to angel investors unless they had prior relationships with them. As a result, small investors were locked out of the capital markets unless they went through large banks. What Is the JOBS Act? Passed in April 2012... The JOBS Act allows startups and small businesses to: Title |l - advertise that they are raising money, and Title III - receive investments in exchange for equity from the general public. Advertise Validation LOwer Cost Crowd Business. Cowdinvesting 8 Ways Crowdinvesting Will Change the World For Startups Encourage more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses Unlock massive amounts of idle capital from the crowd to the capital market Push startups to crowdinvesting sites for quicker and easier fundraising Allow startups to spend less time raising capital and more time to focus on building their businesses Give startups access to market feedback and product viability For Investors Drive a flood of crowd money from the average person to the startup market Disrupt the dominance of large, traditional financial systems Democratize startup finance, getting everyone invested and involved in supporting the startups they choose About Return on Change Return on Change (RoC) is an online crowdinvesting platform connecting high-impact startups with investors. Focusing on socially innovative companies in the Tech, Life Sciences, CleanTech, and Social Enterprise industries, we strive to democratize startup finance so entrepreneurs can spend less time looking for capital, and more time growing their businesses. @RoCSpeaks Source: "Stock Market Crash of 1929." Growth

Why the JOBS Act Is Important

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Until the JOBS Act passed in April 2012, the general public wasn’t allowed to invest in any company they want with their own money, and small businesses weren’t allowed to publicly advertise that ...


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