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Grow Your Business, Gain Loyal Customers, & Get Funding

Without Paying High Interest Loans or Giving Away Total Control of Your Business!

Are You... An Entrepreneur? Business Owner? Or Visionary?

Backers Is Changing How Businesses Get Funding

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Backers Is A SaaS Social Funding Platform That Enables Entrepreneurs To Grow Their Business, Gain Loyal Customers, And Get Funding, By Selling Equity (Shares) In Their Business To Everyday Investors (The Crowd) On Regulated Funding Portals…  

It’s Kinda Like Marketing And Venture Capital Had A Baby!!!

It’s Simple… Businesses need capital, and Equity Crowdfunding Enables everyday Backers to provide Funding at all stages of a Business’s life…

You Need To Grow Your Business… You Need To Gain Loyal Customers… You Need To Get Funding… You Need Backers!

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Identify Your Audience

Grow Your Audience Of Loyal Customers And Supporters

Understand Your Brand

Establish Your Brand Story...

Establish Your Capital Requirements

Identify Your Capital Requirements...

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Develop

Develop your brand, audience, skills and plan...

Connect

Connect & engage with your audience...

Launch

Launch your social funding campaign...

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So you think you're ready to launch your very own social funding campaign... Let's get started!

It's Your Backing Your Business!

3 Simple Options

*Options 2 & 3 ONLY Available In Conjunction With Option 1

1. Funding Campaign

Launch a funding campaign and get the following and funding your business needs to succeed...

2. Growth Funding

Growth Funding can be used for your digital ads spend or to pay other items in your marketing budget.

3. Seed Funding

Seed Funding is the initial funding used to begin creating a business or a new product.

How It

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Develop

Get Started with our 12 Step Program… Get accountability and support from an Entrepreneur in Residence… Join weekly group mastermind calls… Gain exclusive access to the Backers University… Develop your business plan and prepare for your funding campaign… and so much more…

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Connect

Grow your business… connect with and grow your audience… establish your brand… Generate leads, sales, revenues, users, customers, and clients, for your business…

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Launch

Up-sell them with equity… You’ll launch a series of successive social funding campaigns selling non-voting common shares in your business to your audience on a regulated funding portal… And you guessed it… You get funding… You get BACKERS…

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*The Process Takes Approx 12 Months

90% Of Businesses Fail!

Give Your Business A Chance To Succeed

Business Planning

Backers will guide you through the business planning process... “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Market Validation

Market Fit is one of the most important factors to the success of a business and Backers will enable you to establish Market Fit for your product or service and ensure your timing is right and provide you with the ever important market validation...

Cash Flow

Cash is the lifeblood of any business and Backers will enable you to raise the capital you need to succeed without having to give up control of your business

Our

A few years ago, our founder Justin Fox was out with some friends at a pub watching some overtime hockey and noticed how fast paced and exciting the newly implemented 3 on 3 overtime action was… As a typical entrepreneur does, he thought “Hey, what if there was a professional hockey league that played 3 on 3 all the time… What if we called it the 3HL…” the next day he incorporated 3HL Inc. and voila the 3HL, 3 on 3 Professional Hockey League was born…

Having started a successful multi-location retail business, and with the excitement and enthusiasm he had for hockey and sports in general… while other doubted him and thought he was crazy… Seriously who starts their own professional sports league… Justin was confident that he could make it happen, so he got started…

Initially he started a twitter page to gauge the interest of hockey fans, and as you could imagine the response was extremely positive, as everyone loved the 3 on 3 overtime and the thought of a professional hockey league playing only 3 on 3 was very exciting to everyone, and as a result the account and support grew very quickly… It was clear that there was an appetite in the hockey community for the 3HL.

As with all start-ups and for that matter any business, there were many questions… How can we make this happen? How can we get buy in from the local communities? How can we attract top talented players? How can we make this financially viable? How can we get support from investors? How can we get this funded?

The plan was simple… create an opportunity for talented professional Canadian hockey players, to play professionally in Canada… which ironically doesn’t exist, in an exciting, entertaining, and unique fan friendly 3 on 3 pro hockey league, creating a marketing and sponsorship engine that could drive revenues in addition to ticket sales and merchandising opportunities… It’s a simple business model in theory but there are things that need to be in place to make it work… funding & community support are at the top of that list…

So in late 2015, Justin with a business plan in hand and a gleam in his eye, set out to accomplish just that… His goal was to establish relationships with various facilities as identified as possible team locations, and to find potential investors who would be interested in helping the league to get off the ground…

Unfortunately, a little bit to his surprise… the local facilities weren’t as receptive as he would’ve liked and most, if not all of the potential venture capital partners, local business, and pretty much everyone laughed in his face… It seemed that the hockey community was a closed member only group, with outsiders and new ideas, not welcome…

While the fans had shown support and voiced their excitement to see the 3HL, it was still a long way away from becoming a reality… especially if no one was willing to step up and back the league to get it started… And unfortunately it didn’t fit with typical bank loan, and venture capital requirements…

Then, one day, while thinking of the various ways the league could be formed, it dawned on him…

The Green Bay Packers…

The Green Backer Packers are an extremely successful small market professional football team… And they are owned by tens of thousands (10,000s) of individual members of the local community of Green Bay… Essentially their fanbase owns the team, and the management operates it…

That was it… That was how the 3HL would be funded…

It seemed so simple… Sell shares to the supporters and fans from the local communities where the teams will be located, and raise enough capital to get the league off the ground… In doing so the teams/league would get the funding needed to operate, while also securing the buy in from the local fans and supporters… Of course they will come watch the games and support the team, because they are all part owners… It made so much sense…

Unfortunately, due to regulatory restrictions at the time… it was illegal to have more than 50 investors in a private corporation…

But…

There were rumblings of new regulations that would change everything…

New regulations that would enable private corporations to raise capital, by selling equity to the crowd…

Equity Crowdfunding…

And in early 2016 the new regulations came into effect… See 45-108 Crowdfunding Exemption…

Now a private corporation could raise up to $1.5M from an unlimited number of every day investors… Enabling the local community, supporters, and fans to invest in their team… and become owners of their team!!!

Ok… Awesome… Great… Problem Solved…

Wait… Not so fast…

While the regulations had changed…

Unfortunately there was nowhere to actually get it done… as it required a regulated online dealer portal to facilitate the transaction… and there were no real viable options available…

So being the entrepreneur that he is, and seeing an opportunity being presented, that could both help him, and have the potential to help countless other entrepreneurs stuck in this same type of predicament…

You know how it goes…

Banks say no… Lenders want your first born… and Sharks can smell blood…

Justin decided that he was going to launch his very own Dealer Portal…

And so began the journey towards the launch of Backers…

And while it has been a long and windy road… as a result of something like backer not existing to help in the process…

Ironically if Backers existed, the process to launch Backers would have been much quicker and easier…

And while previously there were no options available, unfortunately forcing the 3HL after 2 seasons to be put on hold due to lack of funding… 

Thankfully the Backers Platform with it’s Regulated Dealer Portals enabling private corporations to raise capital by selling equity to the crowd exists today…

So just like you… the 3HL can launch an Equity Crowdfunding campaign to raise capital by selling equity to the crowd on Backers…

That’s Our Story

That’s why we do what we do…

So others just like you can avoid some of those same struggles and get funded a lot sooner…

And position your company in a much stronger way… with the funds and following you need to succeed…

So what are you waiting for… Let’s get started…ed…

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What You

Social Funding Campaign

You Get Backers... Launch your own social funding campaign and get funding for your business by selling equity in your business to your Backers on a regulated funding portal...

Market Validation

Identify market fit, market validation, and timing while building your audience of loyal customers, clients, supporters, users, and investors...

Backers University

Access to Backers University courses including the Backers Bootcamp and Business Plan 101…

12 Step Program

Through our Proprietary 12 step program, you’re going to build your own audience and following, and then up-sell them with Equity...

Private Group Masterminds

Join one of our private guided group masterminds and work through the process with and Entrepreneur in Residence and a group of your peers...

Weekly Live Q&A

Weekly Live Q&A on the Powered By Backers Private Facebook Group for Issuers...

One Million Entrepreneurs

Submit your One Million Entrepreneurs video intro to your business...

21 Day Audience Building Challenge

Join our Exclusive 21 Day Audience Building Challenge...

Double Your Marketing ROI

Up-sell them with Equity... The same dollar spent on marketing will result in both new customer acquisition and new Backers...

What Is A Regulated

As a Multi Dealer SaaS Marketing Platform, Backers enables Businesses to Launch a Private Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on one of many Regulated Dealer / Funding Portals, depending on the applicable jurisdiction that the business is in…

Regulated Dealer Portals, or Funding Portals operate under and are governed by their respective local regulatory bodies or Securities Commissions, including the SEC in the US, and various Provincial authorities in Canada, through the Exempt Market.

Jurisdictionally

As a SaaS Social Funding Platform, Backers enables Businesses to Launch Social Funding Campaigns on one of the Regulated Funding Portals, Powered by Backers, operated by a local Broker/Dealer from the jurisdiction that the business operates in…

Regulated Funding Portals  are governed by their respective local Regulatory bodies or Securities Commissions, including the SEC in the US, and various Provincial authorities in Canada, through the Exempt Market and 45-108 Crowdfunding Exemption

Is The New Public!

Launch Your IBO (Initial Backers Offering)

The Initial Backers Offering (IBO) Process is where a private company sells shares (typically non-voting common shares) in their business to their Backers for the first time. Commonly known as Equity Crowdfunding which takes advantage of several Regulatory Exemptions in both Canada and the USA.

Prior to an IBO, a company is considered to be private – with only a few shareholders, limited to early investors eg. the founder, family, and friends.

After an IBO, the issuing company remains a privately held company with their shares listed on a regulated secondary exchange. Thus, an IBO can also be referred to as “going backers”.

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Frequently Asked

What Is Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism that enables broad groups of investors to fund startup companies and small businesses in return for equity.

Who Can Invest?

Everyday Investors… Anyone can invest and typically investors are customers, clients, followers, and associates of a business

What Is a Security?

A Security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that holds some type of monetary value.

What Is An Issuer

An issuer is a legal entity (Corporation) that develops, registers and sells securities to finance its operations. 

What Is A Regulated Funding Portal

A regulated funding portal is an online site operated by a regulated investment dealer that enables businesses to get funding by selling equity (shares) in their business to everyday investors (the crowd)

What Is A Dealer

A Dealer is in the business of trading in, or advising on, securities. They act as an underwriter or as an investment fund manager.

How Much Can A Company Raise

Minimum: $100,000… Maximum: There is generally no cap to the amount of funds that can be raised. However depending on the local regulatory framework used there may be some limitations.

What are the fees?

1 Simple success based fee of 5.99% cash + 5.99% equity on total funds raised… 2 2.99% payment processing fee… Securities Reporting Fee (approx $600)… 

back·er

/ˈbakər/

noun

plural noun: backers

a person, institution, or country that supports someone or something, especially financially.

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