Crowdfunding has a lot of buzz right now. You’ve heard about it. You’ve probably been asked by an old college roommate or your favorite band to their Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign. But there is A LOT more out there than this, and A LOT more to come. While we’re gearing up all sorts of services for entrepreneurs and crowdfunding platforms (more on those soon), we wanted to share this great infographic that covers the basics. While the top covers what you’re probably familiar now, the ‘State of Affairs’ section below aims at the future of equity-based crowdfunding. In the simplest terms, if you are an entrepreneur and you want to raise money, you will be able to sell shares of your company to just about anyone you want, all over the internet. This means you can add crowdfunding to your financing options alongside the traditional bank loans and venture capital. Are you ready for this next wave of financing for startups and small businesses? There’s a lot to learn, and that’s why Blogging the Crowd (and CrowdTrust) are here! Ask your questions, and we’ll address them and keep you all posted on more insights on this arena!