A very recent option for financing a business is crowd-funding. This has gained a great deal of attention lately since crowd-funding is where a group of individuals come together with their money and fund a particular business, organization, or product. Usually, the target group in a crowd-funding effort is the market that a company’s products or services are geared for. One of the problems with crowd-funding is that the company will be in a position of explaining itself, its products, and its financial information to a large group of people. This can make the company vulnerable to having its ideas stolen or other barriers to being successful.