But good entrepreneurs also use a successful crowd funding project to mark a successful launch of the product into the marketplace.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
In an new set of videos, Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowdfunding website http://www.ClickStartMe.com and founder of charity crowdfunding site http://www.CrowdItForward.com, brings crowdfunding news to the marketplace and discusses what happens after someone has successfully funded their project through crowd funding. Almerico answers the questions of where people go to sell their merchandise, market their business, or ensure they can compete with the marketplace after a successful crowd fund. The videos are available at the ClickStartMe YouTube Channel.
“Too often people take their first steps to invent a product, create a prototype, and see funding as the end-game," crowdfunding expert Almerico, the nationally recognized crowd-funding expert says. "But good entrepreneurs also use a successful crowd funding project to mark a successful launch of the product into the marketplace. In reality, the successful completion of a crowd funding campaign is only a step, and a relatively early step in the process of building a small business.”
Almerico explains that the success of crowdfunding is dependant upon proper preparation and a well thought out written plan that begins weeks, if not months, before the crowd funding campaign is launched. Launching a crowdfunding campaign takes effort and proper planning and implementation. Similarly, successful business building takes proper planning and implementation and more often than not, funding is a very important piece of that plan. While crowdfunding through sites like http://www.ClickStartMe.com can be part of that process, it is important to understand that this funding is part of a larger business plan, and cannot stand alone, Almerico says.
Crowdfunding is the collective effort of a network of individuals that pool their money though an online crowdfunding portal in support of a new product, small business, cause, or charity. Rewards-based crowdfunding through sites like http://www.ClickStartMe.com, where pre-sales of products, discounts and other items can be exchanged for financial contributions, is the most popular crowd funding model for obtaining the funding needed to take the next step in a small business’s growth plan.
Almerico emphasizes that planning the next steps after a successful crowdfunding campaign is vital and should be done before the campaign is launched.
The success of a crowdfunding campaign is a cause for celebration, but it is often one of the beginning steps to starting and growing your business. Very few crowdfunding sites with the exception of http://www.ClickStartMe.com offer personalized help in the steps following successful funding of a campaign, such as marketing consultation, expert business planning advice, or an online store like ClickStartMe’s Go Store found at http://www.ClickStartMe.gostorego.com.
About Kendall Almerico
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico is the CEO of ClickStartMe.com, the crowd funding site that provides individuals and businesses with an easy-to-use website to raise funds through online crowd-funding. Almerico is a nationally recognized crowdfunding expert and has been interviewed internationally on the topic, appeared on national talk radio programs discussing crowdfunding, and has been quoted in major news sources including the USA Today, the New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Almerico is available for interviews and speaking engagements by contacting media at clickstartme.com or by calling 813.410.4658.