There's no arguing the fact that startups are a key to a thriving economy. Between 1980 to 2005, for example, nearly all net job creation in the U.S. came from companies less than five years old.
But what does that start-up need before it gets up and running, creating jobs, selling products, paying taxes? It needs capital. And getting that initial dose of money can be a tough challenge for a small business.
That's why there's growing excitement over Michigan's new crowdfunding law. It's called the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption – "MILE."
Let's find out what this new law means for Michigan start-ups and for your opportunities to invest in small businesses.
Sandra Cochrane is a consultant with the Michigan Small Business Development Center, and she joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.