The Jobs Act, signed by President Obama, provides entrepreneurs with ample opportunities for raising start-up funds for their businesses; it permits solicitation of funds from the general public for company investments. Through crowdfunding, the internet can be used as a tool to raise money and attract venture capitalist in support of your business. Ultimately, the goal of crowdfunding is to make small businesses more transparent, leading to more new businesses and increased employment. Facilitatator: Vic BoltonVic Bolton is a highly accomplished communications professional with an extensive background in public relations, strategic messaging, branding, image management, governmental affairs, marketing communications, media relations, sales/marketing and leadership development. He excels at constructing top-performing teams dedicated to surpassing company expectations. Today, he manages and operates his own PR firm- Capital Strategic Communications Group, providing innovate, market-sensible solutions to the daily challenges in the business communication marketplace.