If you've avoided wealth management services in the past because they were expensive, cumbersome and time consuming, welcome to the world of the online robo adviser. As the new alternative to human financial planners, robo adviser-based investment platforms are making automated portfolio management accessible, affordable, and amazingly convenient.
Some memes make the rounds online regularly. One that often pops up is the list of "10 things that require zero talent." From big-picture traits like passion to daily habits like being on time, the list is a good reminder that success requires a strong foundation.
When my husband and I started our online business years ago I wish somebody sat down with us and said "here is what you need to do." Instead, we dove in and learned along the way. I wouldn't have had this any other way because it gave me the solid foundation to grow my own business, but I won't say it didn't slow us down at times.
Kickstarter has made an indelible mark on our culture. Those average $30 donations have added up to tremendous economic benefits that have enhanced our lives and will continue to do so every single day with the accessibility of crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter. All it takes now is a dream, a plan, a camera, a laptop...and some generous strangers.
Over the past 10 years, Aydin and the Felicis Ventures team have helped 11 companies grow to over $1 billion each. They also assisted 36 portfolio companies surpass the $100 million mark. Out of their 180 investments, 60 have turned into notable exits. That would be considered quite a great track record.
I recently celebrated one year of owning my own life and business coaching practice, and surpassed that illusive six-figure mark that most entrepreneurs strive for in their first year. Many of my friends, colleagues and clients have asked me what the secret was and my answer has always been, "There is no secret."