This has probably been mentioned or discussed, but I was just thinking about it and wanted to kick up some discussion.
Right now, you have Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and several other sites that do some sort of crowdfunding for perks. The other option, as a small business owner (or entrepreneur) is to accept money from investors and give them shares of your company in return.
How long until a site allows you to do this with Colored Coins? Since it’s easy to send dividends, and all ownership is handled on the blockchain, it would be a piece of cake to manage everything. All you would need at that point is a way to easily sell them, so developing an exchange that handles the colored coins would be important.
With that, though, you’d essentially become an IPO Stock Market.
Of course, there would be a ton of legal hurdles to overcome…