9 crowdfunding ideas to try now

Here’s a look at some fun local events that may help you raise money for your business venture.

If you’re launching a B2C business, you could create a workshop focused on your area of expertise, such as showing people how to make beauty products, take great photos, or train their dogs.

Host Workshops

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If your business idea or project is community-focused and serves an important unmet need, you might be able to get a local musician or band to donate their time for the event.

Put on A Local Concert

Participants would pay a fee to participate, which would go towards your fundraising. You could provide prizes to winners without spending too much of your budget

Host A Game Competition

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If your business has a positive, community-focused mission, you may be able to raise money by hosting a local walkathon, hikeathon, or runathon.

Get People Running, Walking, or Hiking


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