Crowdfunding opens up investing to the masses; real estate investment entrepreneur talks innovation

Crowdfunding is opening up investing to anyone with a little extra cash these days as regulations change and entrepreneurs take advantage of the expanding marketplace.

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that will allow businesses to offer investors a piece of their company by legally selling stock online.

And, before that, changes to regulations allowed for companies to market investment transactions, opening the door for entrepreneurs like Jilliene Helman, who founded .

Realty Mogul is a crowdfunding site for real estate investments.

But, historically, if I wanted to talk to you about investment opportunities that