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The best of the crowdfunding websites have been ranked and announced by the Internetʼs top crowdfunding reviewer website. Www.Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com has reviewed and ranked Leverage PR and EquityNet.com . "These are the No. 1 sites out there," said Howard Orloff, president and founder of www. Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com . "If you are interested in crowdfunding either as an investor or someone seeking funds, these are the companies for you. They do everything right." GoFundMe - Top crowdfunding site GoFundMe earned 5 stars for the thee ranked categories of traffic, customer service and usability. GoFundMeʼs often has a heavy traffic load, which can work against some websites because it slows response times. GoFundMeʼs servers are capable of handling the load, according to Crowdfunding Reviews. The forums and community at GoFundMe were ranked "best."GoFundMe" is the crowdfunding company to watch," Mr. Orloff said.
"They have learned from other websitesʼs mistakes and have improved what the other companies do right. This is one crowfunding company that is going to make a difference in this kind of financing." LeveragePR - Top media relations Getting the word out is the cornerstone of any crowdfunding effort. Unless people know about what you are doing, they wonʼt be able to invest. Getting the word out means public relations. Leverage PR earned a straight 5-star ranking for value, customer service and effectiveness. Effectiveness is the most important part. If the PR doesnʼt do any good, then nothing else really matters. The website also offers distribution tips. As the Crowdfunding Reviewsʼ review states, "It does not matter how good of a story you have, if it goes to the wrong reporter you will not get coverage." "Leverage is the company to go to when you need marketing help. Thatʼs all PR is, marketing.," Mr. Orloff said. "Their training programs are the best in the industry. Listen to what they tell you and you will get results." EQUITYNET - Top business planning Starting a business is an anxious time. There are far more questions than answers for most people. EquityNet brings the answers. The review states, "Our hunt for such support led us to hundreds of web sites, most of which had merely provided us with a dead end. However, when we reached EquityNet.com, we realized that we had stepped on a potential gold mine for business people and investors alike." With 5 stars across the board, EquityNet rises to the top. Ease of use and customer service, two very important aspects when dealing with software, are the best. "EquityNetʼs reports are easy to understand and easy to use. You plug in the data and it generates the information you need," Mr. Orloff said. "This software is built from the ground up for the crowdfunding world. This is not a collection of programs for other applications which were adapted for crowdfunding. This is software you need."