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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 ~ Wow! It’s been a while since I visited Blurb, the popular online book publishing platform I was touting to artists in 2011.  I just watched this intro to the BookWright Application they now offer and downloaded it to try out. If it works well, there is just no excuse for artists not compiling books of their artwork to safeguard their copyrights and promote their artistry!

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Like most entrepreneurs I have a dream to make a difference in this world before exiting in human form. Whenever I consider launching a new project, whether it be a service or product, I conduct a feasibility study. Depending on the subject matter, feasibility studies can take a while to produce. Depending on the amount of research required, studies can also get quite costly. This morning I woke up wondering if it were possible to successfully crowd fund a feasibility study. A quick search on Kickstarter revealed only one successfully crowdfunding project to date. Ironically, the search also revealed an unsuccessful campaign for a feasibility study  of particular interest to me. When I turned to Google to search the topic, the results led me to a successfully funded Indiegogo campaign for a feasibility study on cleaning up the ocean. When comparing the two successful campaigns, I could quickly see why the one for CAMP was unsuccessful – too long a video, with too much information shared up front. Clearly there is room for funding feasibility studies and other research via crowdfunding and the market has been addressed only minimally.