It just got easier to invest in start-ups

Big news for small businesses and Main Street investors Monday — you no longer have to be rich to invest in an early-stage start-up.

Title III regulations under the 2012 JOBS Act kicked in, allowing both accredited and nonaccredited investors to get in on the equity crowdfunding game. Now individuals can invest $2,000 or the lesser of 5 percent of their annual income or net worth in small businesses via the crowd for a stake in a company.

Watch the video to find out specifically who can invest, what they can actually buy and where they can do it.