Author Archives: Stephen G. Barr, Group Publisher

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, Vator.tv, X-Biz.net and Technorati and his own affiliated sites.

How crowdfunding is democratizing real estate investing

“Crowdfunding means democratizing access, in our case, to large-scale commercial real estate assets,” says Rodrigo Niño, founder and CEO of Prodigy Network. – TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Facebook recently introduced a crowdfunding feature called Personal Fundraising hoping to emulate successful crowdfunding platforms … Continue reading

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How Crowdfunding Took On Private Equity And Won

Until very recently, anyone running a private company in the UK would have automatically turned to the private equity or venture capital sectors when looking for their first slice of equity capital Continue reading

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NextGen Announces Crowdfunding Video Awards to Recognize The Best Crowdfunding Campaign Videos | Business Wire

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Crowdfunding, the leading company that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, announces the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This new series of online awards programs will showcase the best videos from both rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns featured on … Continue reading

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SportsEngine/NBC Sports acquires RallyMe

  SportsEngine/NBC Sports acquires RallyMe   SportsEngine announced today that it has acquired RallyMe, the No. 1 platform for online sports fundraising. SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management web software and mobile … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding VC: Nin Desai Focuses on Investing in Tech – Crowdfund Insider

After years of working for firms like Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest, Nin Desai decided to launch her own venture Nin.VC. Seeing opportunity in the JOBS Act of 2012 that legalized various iterations of crowdfunding, Nin launched a VC-hybrid firm … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fundraising Course

  If you are planning to raise capital for your business, you will need all the help you can get. The fundraising game is tough!   Only 10% of founders successfully fundraise Over 65% of … Source: The Ultimate Fundraising … Continue reading

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Own Part of Red Mountain for $1,000 | POWDER

Jason Davies always dreamed of owning a ski hill. But as a small business owner the investment was always out of reach, until August 23 when BC’s Red Mountain Resort launched the first equity crowdfunding campaign (also called crowd investing) … Continue reading

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