SEC | Street Fight

Crowdfunding Could Upend Hyperlocal — Here’s What You Need to Know

Brian Dengler

Crowdfunding Could Upend Hyperlocal — Here’s What You Need to Know

The new JOBS Act has opened the door for crowdfunding, a boon to hyperlocals seeking new ways to launch their businesses. But it may take until early next year before the Securities and Exchange Commission establishes rules that will govern the process. What to do in the meantime? Keep an eye on what regulators may churn up, see what major crowdfunding sites plan to offer, and explore whether hyperlocals need their own niche investment portal…

News Recap: Groupon’s Financial Troubles

Isa Jones

News Recap: Groupon’s Financial Troubles

Groupon took flak this week after the daily deals giant restated its fourth quarter earnings and cited inadequate resources allocated for refunds. In the wake of the restatement, the recently public company’s stock price plummeted, the SEC initiated a probe into its business practices, and it was hit with a stockholder’s lawsuit. Here’s a look back at some of the coverage of Groupon’s troubling week…