Crowdfunding Delay from the SEC

crowdfunding-delaysBusiness owners and investors have been anxiously waiting for the SEC to finalize their crowdfunding regulations since the JOBS Act was passed in 2012.  It has been two years and we are still waiting.  In 2013, the SEC issued their proposed rules and we have reviewed them extensively on this blog.  They covered everything from who can be involved, how much money can be raised, the amount individual investors can contribute and more.  In total, the document is over 500 pages long.  Since issuing the proposal, the SEC has been accepting comments from anyone related to the industry in order to get feedback on which part of the proposed rules to keep and which ones need adjusting.

The Proposed Rules Have Been Scrapped

Last week the SEC’s crowdfunding advisory board, a panel of 21 people, voted unanimously that they proposed rules do not meet the spirit or guidelines outlined in the JOBS Act.  In other words, they need to be scrapped and the SEC must start again.  Considering it took a year and a half to issue the first set of proposed rules this is not good news for the crowdfunding community.

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About Stephen G. Barr, Group Publisher

Author, Syndicated Columnist, Editor In-Chief and Group Publisher at SGB Media Group, a social media marketing firm specializing in digital media content production, publishing, affiliate marketing, public relations and advertising. Over 25 years experience in retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, affiliate marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, non-profit fund raising. Event planning, promotion, production and MC/Host at public events. Author, Editor & Publisher of 35 syndicated, digital publications utilizing multiple digital distribution channels in conjunction with launching and administrating national advertising campaigns for major Fortune 500 advertisers in partnership with Google, Ning, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, DoubleClick, LinkShare, PepperJam and other industry leading third party affiliate networks. Product development team member from conception to launch on many websites, tangible goods and organizational structure for start ups. Specialties: Public relations, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising and tasteful, responsible adult content publishing. An internationally recognized and read social media columnist & pundit on The Examiner, Associate Content,, and Technorati and his own affiliated sites.
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