Throughout the country, creative-minded people are coming up with new ideas for innovative businesses, unique artistic exhibitions and personal projects.
The problem is finding the money to make those ideas a reality.
But the advent of a community-minded model of funding is allowing more and more people to find that success.
From innovative boutiques to art installations and musicians’ latest records, crowdfunding has become a way for people to achieve lofty goals with the help of the online community. Individuals can pledge money and serve as low-level investors in their efforts.