Crowd Funding - What it is and how to use it well with guest Steve Houghton-Burnett

May 16, 2014
Hosted by Chris Cooper

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Crowd Funding has become an increasingly important way to obtain funding for projects and to raise equity. However, as my guest will explain the collection of finance from a variety of participants can be traced back to ancient times, yet has grown exponentially with the power of the internet. Steve Houghton-Burnett is a motivational speaker who runs a successful Change Management consultancy, a business angel and Non-Executive Director of several small fast-growth businesses. Responsible for helping to establish the Internet as a major force for UK business he started one of the first five Internet Service Provision (ISP) businesses in the UK. It grew rapidly and after 2 mergers and 2 additional rounds of funding was sold for £300 million 6 weeks before the .COM bubble burst, creating 14 'overnight' millionaires. Steve is passionate about crowd funding and will help us to understand how we can use it to raise finance or become a contributor via the power of the internet.

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

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Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper helps business leaders to elevate the performance of their business, their people and themselves. With a background in major brands such as Mars Inc he worked in sales, mar-keting, HR, training, procurement and logistics to board level. His first consultancy became a multi-million pound business within 3 years.

Today, Chris helps business people elevate performance through consultancy, coaching, training, professional speaking, writing and broadcasting. His coaching programme ‘The Elevation Programme’ has helped many business owners to profitably grow their businesses since 2008.

As a speaker he talks about lessons from his book ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) co written with Dr Steven Levinson (published by Penguin Random House USA in December 2015).

His radio show is accessed in over 50 countries and has aired since 2011, making him a highly experienced on-line radio host. Having undertaken hundreds of interviews with international ex-perts and thought leaders he has been described as one of the most credible business experts in the UK. Chris lives in Leicestershire, England with his wife Ruth and two young boys. Hobbies include taking his soccer mad eldest son to watch Leicester City FC, playing rock guitar, keeping fit, fly fishing and transforming his Victorian home and garden into a beautiful space.

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