Crowdfunding is fast becoming one of the main ways entrepreneurs raise capital, reports the Toronto Star.

The outlet says, “It was even [mentioned] last week at Toronto’s annual prospectors’ convention as a way to help struggling mining firms raise capital to stay afloat in a dismal market.”

But business owners should be careful when seeking investors, says the Toronto Star, since financial regulators are taking notice of crowdfunding activities across different industries.

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