Finding funding to get your ethical or social business off the ground, or to develop a new project can be a tricky thing to do.
One option that more and more people are looking at is crowdfunding, and in this episode I interview crowdfunding consultant Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360 to find out why she is such a huge fan of it, and the things we need to do if we are thinking about having a go.

Jes Bailey, Crowdfunding consultant and founder of Crowdfund 360, shares her top tips for anyone looking for use crowdfunding to start or grow their ethical or social business
There’s a huge amount of really amazing actionable information in this episode, that applies not just to crowdfunding, so do have a listen and then let me know in the comments if you’re now giving crowdfunding some serious thought!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What is crowdfunding?
  • Why you should think about crowdfunding for your project or ethical business
  • Why you might not want to crowdfund your project
  • Why as an ethical or social enterprise you are ideally suited to running a crowdfunding campaign
  • Where to start
  • How to pick a platform
  • How to build your ‘crowd’ and hot to promote your campaign on social media
  • The most common mistakes people make when running crowdfunding campaigns
  • Top tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign

Useful links:

Crowdfund 360
– on Twitter 

Vitae London watch crowdfunding campaign

The fish by-catch crowdfunding campaign

Indiegogo

Fundsurfer

Kickstarter  

The Making Good Facebook community

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode and got as much out of it as I know I certainly have!
If you have 2 minutes, I’d really really love you to leave a rating or a review on i-tunes for the podcast – it will really help to move it up the charts and get the message of ‘good business’ out there to more people – thank you!