Using Equity Crowdfunding to Launch Small Businesses

Despite all the hype about startups and disruption, entrepreneurship is actually on the DECLINE. Here’s how we can fix that. The Problem: Entrepreneurship is on the decline. See the non-partisan Economic Innovation Group’s report with some dramatic statistics on the subject. The Funding Gap: On a recent fundraising trip to Silicon Valley, Eazl’s founders realized…

Launch a Business in 8 Simple Steps

Click here to receive coupons and updates when the course launches. With our new business launch course, 8 Step Business Launch, learn how to identify high-potential launch markets, source and perform primary target market interviews, select a launch market, develop end user personas, run an MVP program to validate your business concept, build your first…

Three Blockchain Companies Creating the Future of Business

Smart Contracts and “decentralized organizations” (often called “DAOs” are going to totally disrupt the way digital businesses are launched and managed in the near future. In this Brain Boost, learn about 3 platforms that enable you to set up a decentralized organization on the blockchain in a few hours. 1: district0x (co-founders Matúš Lešťan +…

How to Design Your Offering as a Freelancer or Online Business Specialist

Learn how to reinterpret concepts for enterprise strategy so that they’re relevant for you as a freelancer or online entrepreneur. The fact is this: strategic thinking is crucial, but the academic/business education world doesn’t apply these concepts for small businesses, freelancers, and online businesspeople. This video is an excerpt from our course, Freelancing: Launch Your…

Access to Capital for Community Businesses in Chicago

We’re Your Neighbors Community businesses are where people connect. Hi, we’re Davis and Ludell Jones and we live near the corner of Irving Park and Long Street in Chicago. We have been in this neighborhood for almost 15 years and are invested in seeing our community thrive. We’re committed to empowering Chicago’s communities through the Campaign for…