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2017 Onwards: FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2016 was a year of surprises, a year mostly remembered for two political upsets: the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Observers noted that 2016 was characterized by rising anti-globalization. Yet despite the retaliation towards globalization, the genie can’t be wished back …

Social Media 101 for Small Businesses

Social media is a major game changer in today’s marketing world. Even if your business is small, it pays to utilize social media marketing. Start small. In fact, it’s best to manage one or two company accounts rather than force your resources to manage accounts on all the hyped social …

FinTech as Digital Solutions for SMEs

When it comes to managing finances for a successful business, gaining financing is only one part of the story for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Thankfully, various FinTech platforms provide solutions that can make the lives of small business owners easier. Mainly, FinTech helps through the three categories below: Online …

When Should You Apply for Business Financing?

Building and nurturing a successful business requires a good amount of working capital. The funds can come from private assets, investments, or financing from banks or peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms. But when is the right time to apply for business financing? There are 3 situations that would call for more …

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Why Invest in P2P Financing?

Many people are new to peer-to-peer (P2P) financing as an investment option. Questions arise. Is it trustworthy? Does it fit my needs as an investor? Who else have invested in it? All valid concerns. Nearly no one wants to jump in blind when it comes to investing hard-earned money. Not …

The Best and Worst Advice Business Owners Have Heard About Crowdfunding

Now that we’ve given some tips to investors, it’s time to show crowdfunding project initiators some love. First things first. Make sure you have differentiated your crowdfunding form. There are three big sections within crowdfunding: rewards-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer (P2P) financing. Rewards-based crowdfunding is the favorite for creative …

The Best and Worst Advice We’ve Heard about Crowdfunding and P2P Financing

Don’t invest in a person or a company on the basis of its name and fame The rise of crowdfunding and its offshoots have attracted big names. Celebrity artists like Neil Gaiman and Whoopi Goldberg have utilized crowdfunding campaigns. Businesses more familiar to our ears have tapped into peer-to-peer (P2P) …

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Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Product

Interested in raising capital through crowdfunding? We’re not surprised. After all, crowdfunding comes with some pretty sweet advantages. The crowdfunding process is quick and simple – often entirely online. Because crowdfunding requires no collateral, it is a great alternative to traditional financing products. There are three major forms of crowdfunding: …

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How to Identify Money Games from Credible Investment Platforms

Money game operators are having a big moment in the local media these days, though most of us would rather they disappear. Notable schemes such as MBI Group and JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) dominated recent news. The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives, and Consumerism recently froze RM 177 million …