iCrowd Launches Social Platform for Investment Crowdfunding

iCrowd Launches Social Platform for Investment Crowdfunding
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RYE, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – iCrowd, the most advanced social network for investment crowdfunding in the U.S., today announced the launch of its web-based portal for entrepreneurs. At iCrowd.com small businesses will find communities of entrepreneurs, mentors, peers, and experts to gather advice and support. iCrowd will offer small enterprises the opportunity to create the networks and relationships crucial to their success. As small businesses await final SEC regulations under the JOBS Act, iCrowd.com provides tools they can use today to address the non-financial concerns all small businesses share and to prepare for investment crowdfunding once it is approved.

iCrowd is led by founding partners and entrepreneurs John Callaghan, a former Wall Street portfolio manager, security analyst, and expert in small capitalization businesses, and Brad McGee, who served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Tyco International Ltd. and Chief Administrative Officer of the CIT Group.

“Working as an analyst and a small-cap growth portfolio manager, I saw the parallel frustrations of small business owners who were unable to raise capital and investors who were unable to buy into early-stage companies,” said continues on Small Business Trends

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Simplifying Social Security: Key Tips for Advisors
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Simplifying Social Security: Key Tips for Advisors

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Social Security will play a critical role in the retirement income for mass affluent investors.�

But how can advisors help clients think about Social Security in a strategic way?�

Throughout the next week, Bank Investment Consultant will provide tips and insights to help advisors eliminate misconceptions and better leverage this critical asset.

1. Don�t panic over reports that Social Security is going Bankrupt

People who warn that the Social Security Trust Fund is projected to run out of money sometime after 2033 often neglect to say that even then, current workers� FICA taxes would cover 78% of retiree benefits. And meanwhile, with that date still two decades away, there is plenty of time to fix any shortfall. Example: Eliminating the cap on income subject to the FICA tax.

2. Don�t take Social Security ben…………… continues on BankInvestmentConsultant.com

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