A good introductory video explaining small business equity crowdfunding by NextGen Crowdfunding. (At least, IMO, it is as good as a video that consists solely of a lawyer and a business guy in blue blazers sitting talking to each other can be). The 10 minute conversation recorded last fall covers many important points including a short history, overview of the changed business funding landscape, legal requirements, and the benefits of crowdfunding other than finance. Most important, I think, is the warning that simple throwing up a request for public investment money on a web site is not the way to approach it.
I am pleased to help continue the discussion or you can read other introductory posts about small business equity crowdfunding.