I have heard a lot about crowdfunding lately. I want to use it to help start my own business, but I’m not sure if it is a good idea. Is this a good way to get start-up capital for an entrepreneurial idea?

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I have heard a lot about crowdfunding [creating a campaign to collect funding from backers, typically over the Internet on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter] lately. I want to use it to help start my own business, but I'm not sure if it is a good idea. Is this a good way to get start-up capital for an entrepreneurial idea?

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