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The Simshar DVD: A PR Success Story

We often talk about how intrinsic the link between successful crowdfunding and good PR is – and here’s proof. Here at Zaar.com.mt, we recently provided the platform for the Simshar team to raise funds to produce and sell the DVD of their award-winning 2014 film. The project went brilliantly, and the team exceeded their target and raised over €4,600. “Partread more

Zaar Hosts Investment-Based Crowdfunding Discussion Workshop in Conjunction with the MFSA

It is hoped this type of alternative funding could be introduced as part of the EU’s Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. This week we were proud to host a workshop at the Malta Financial Services Authority to discuss the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta, in addition to the rewards-based crowdfunding and donation-based crowdfunding that already exist on the islandread more

Holly Jolly Crowdfunded Christmas!

The weather outside may be frightful, but indoors and tucked up in front of your computer Christmas cheer is coming at your from across the internet – and you can even crowdfund it! Although the festive season is pretty jam-packed when it comes to fundraising (and statistics show that campaigns actually do better at other times of the year whenread more

Crowdfunding Research Projects

Finding the funds for research through traditional channels is becoming increasingly difficult – which is why many researchers are turning to crowdfunding. Most universities finance their research projects in conjunction with funding from the government, from agencies or from philanthropists (sometimes called Angel Investors). However, securing these resources isn’t always possible, and may prove particularly difficult to obtain in theread more

Three Ways To Help Your Small Business Survive

A small business functions in exactly the same way a big business does… The only difference is that the resources are much more limited. This should never be seen as a disadvantage, though, as there are various ways a small business can not only survive but also thrive here in Malta – and perhaps even beyond! Crowdfunding: As Malta andread more

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Halloween Crowdfunding Campaigns

Check out Malta’s very own creepy crowdfunding campaign! Up until a few years ago, Halloween didn’t mean much to us Maltese; all we knew was that it featured a lot in American movies. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a surge in interest in all things spooky, scary, creepy and horror-y, especially around this time of year. This celebration ofread more

Make A Difference This World Food Day

Today marks World Food Day, an occasion in which the world comes together to help eradicate hunger in our lifetime. All too often, it’s very easy to forget that there are 795,000,000 people in the world who do not have enough food to survive on, particularly when we have so much. Our over-consumption of food, particularly meat, in the West has ledread more