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Weinert Center Director Describes Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

by Rob Kelly Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dan Olszewski, director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business, was cited on how changes to crowdfunding rules might affect small businesses in a NerdWallet article. NerdWallet is a personal finance website that supplies content to USA Today and other publications.

Dan Olszewski, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, UW-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business, Wall Street Journal

Dan Olszewski, Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business

In the article, “Ask a Business Professor: How Will Title III of the JOBS Act Affect Small Business Financing?,” Olszewski says that the legislation, which would enable anyone to invest in privately owned businesses in exchange for equity ownership, will likely have only a minor effect on small businesses.

“Small business owners may appreciate the additional funding options, but it is also true that the thought of having additional co-owners and potentially a good number of them will be very unattractive to the typical small business owner,” Olszewski says.

Read the full article on the NerdWallet website.