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Show Me The Money - Crowd funding

31 May 2011 Last updated at 17:01 BST

If you have a great business idea, where can you turn for the money to pay for that light bulb moment?

Crowd funding is a new way of getting a large number of small investors interested via the internet.

But as Show Me The Money's Catherine Burns reports, it is important to evaluate what safety checks are in place before you part with your cash.