Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss how to keep mentors and investors on board once you start up, profile a new website that helps start-ups get small business loans from members of their community, list five things you should know about patents, and give a breakdown on the current legalities of crowdfunding and what will change under the new crowdfunding law.

How We Keep Our Mentors and Investors on Board – Adriana Herrera, The New York Times

One way to build and maintain a relationship is by providing supporters with regular and honest updates.

A New Way to Get Small Business Loans from Neighbors – Patrick Clark, Bloomberg Businessweek

Alex Binkley has identified a loophole in securities law and launched Funding Community, a New York peer-to-peer lending site that helps entrepreneurs raise money.

5 Things to Know About Patents – Susan Schreter, Fox Business

Here are five things you should know about patents as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office implements the America Invests Act.

Crowdfunding: The Legal Need-to-Know – Under30CEO

There is a large and complex set of regulations on capital fundraising – here’s what you need to know to crowdfund right now.