Building a vision: Funding projects with a little help from their friends

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.

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