Originally Aired on March 15, 2012
Thanks to Kickstarter, Profounder, Ideagogo, and a host of other like-purposed sites, the idea of “crowdfunding”, or the social media aggregation of individuals who may capitalize a project in startup mode, is gaining steam in the marketplace, and has even reached the point where Congress has noticed, as there is legislation in place to ease regulations on crowd funding. But for the groundswell of support for crowdfunding, there are business leaders like University of Mississippi Law Professor Mercer Bullard, who say “not so fast”, and as he tells The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, investors at every level need to be more careful than ever when determining where and how to spend their money. Plus, Ron talks with Kevin Shivers, the Pennsylvania State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), who discusses the current state of business in the State of Pennsylvania, and the recent NFIB findings that indicate that entrepreneurs are more optimistic than they have been in years about the prospects for their business. And “talk buddy” Chris Boywer checks in to offer his thoughts on politics and the economy, and whether or not the recent primary victories for Rick Santorum provide any reason for hope going forward.