Crowdfunding for small business – is it right for you?

As a small business owner, have you ever wondered if crowdfunding could be the answer to funding your project?  Or have you thought perhaps it could “kickstart” your marketing and public awareness campaign by creating a “street team” of supporters and ambassadors for your organization?  Other ideas about crowdfunding that you want to ask an expert about?

If so, join us on March 31, 2016, in Leesburg, VA to find out the answers from Socila Media expert and author, Ray Sidney-Smith. Details below.

The 5 P’s of Crowdfunding

Building Your Small Business Funding Campaign

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
George Mason Mortgage – 44160 Scholar Plz, Ste 400, Leesburg, VA 20176

Link to register.

Crowdfunding is a way for entrepreneurs, artists and others to fund their projects. It leverages your social media, personal and professional networks to get small contributions from many individuals in return for a one-time perk.

Done right it should also create a “street team” of supporters and ambassadors for your organization. Successful reward-based crowdfunding campaigns are well planned, focused, short-lived and often fun! It takes a great deal of thought and preparation to run a successful campaign. Find out more from the expert, Web, Social Media and Mobile Marketing Strategist and Author Ray Sidney-Smith of W3 Consulting.

Crowdfunding is not the only option to fund your new project. Visit to learn about mortgage loan conditions and make your dream come true. There is no better time for starting your business except now.

Note that the focus will be on reward/perk crowdfunding campaigns in these workshops. Please attend to learn about crowdfunding for your Small Business.

Note: Ray will be on hand to answer questions specific to nonprofits, but this session will focus on business- and creator-focused crowdfunding campaigns.


Presented by Ray Sidney-Smith

President, W3 Consulting

Helping Small Business on the Web and Beyond

Author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and

Mobile Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained

Link to register.

When Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar Where George Mason Mortgage – 44160 Scholar Plz, Ste 400, Leesburg, VA 20176

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