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Who's Protecting Investors?

Terry Savage | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Terry Savage

The financial services industry is choosing up sides in an epic battle over what new regulations should be created to protect individual investors. The SEC, which has the overall responsibility of protecting investors, has been dithering about offering new rules.

Going Up? -- The 'Elevator Pitch' -- Be Ready to Tell Your Story on the Go

Donna Griffit | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

I truly believe that we can help luck along by being prepared for opportunity when it knocks. And one of the must-have tools in our storytelling arsenal is the infamous Elevator Pitch - or the "quickpitch" as I have often dubbed it.

Big News: Women Startup Challenge NYC to Fund Women-Led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, big news: I'm working with Women Who Tech again to scale the Women Startup Challenge. Next up: The Women Startup Challenge NYC at Microsoft on N...

What Your Financial Adviser Should be Doing for You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Average investors who buy mutual funds, insurance policies, annuities and other types of investments work under the assumption that their financial adviser is working in their best interests. This is a false assumption.

Republican Presidential Candidates Sound a Lot Like Financial Advisers

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
PaladinRegistry.com

Did you happen to see the Great Presidential Debate a few weeks ago that debuted 10 Republican candidates for President of the United States? I thought Fox News did a decent job asking tougher questions that many of the candidates did not want to answer.

Uncertainty Intensifies

Michael Farr | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

China's move to devalue its currency caught the markets somewhat by surprise. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding both the reasons behind the move as well as the implications of the move.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

The Villain is the Hero of Your Story

Donna Griffit | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

What do Star Wars, Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight have in common? Well yes, they all were huge Box Office hits. But they also have a larger than life Villain. Who can ever forget Darth Vader? Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's haunting version of the Joker?

Confusion Reigns

Michael Farr | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.

Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Ready to Answer When Raising Money

Diane Smith | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I often look at business plans and meet with lots of entrepreneurs looking for funding guidance. So, I was pleased when my friend and colleague Liz Marchi recently joined me for a webinar to share insight on the questions every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer when fundraising.

When It Comes to Startup Numbers, Be Reasonable & Reasoned, Not Right

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Dear Professor Investor, I've been working at an idea for a few months and it's now time for me to find out information (numbers) on potential market...

Financial Advisers - Trust, the Double-Edge Sword

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Many of us were told since childhood to avoid "dark alleys," but all too often we seem to forget this important advice when it matters most. The metaphor of a dark alley in the context of financial advisers is perfectly suited to describe a place in which you would never want to be.

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

Who Says You Can't Time the Stock Market? Why Market Timing Is Easy

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Don't waste your time and money trying to fight the impossible to win the market timing battle of predicting when to buy low and when to sell high. If you buy today and sell during your retirement you will do just that and with a lot less effort and stress.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

Startup Insider: Featuring 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung and Her Journey Into Venture Capital

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Managing Partner Edith Yeung is one of the up and coming female venture capitalists in the region. Startup Insider caught up with Edith at the Echelon Asia Summit.

Has the Chinese Market Finished "Correcting"?

Michael Farr | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

All things considered, the major equity markets of the world have been fairly orderly for the past year and a half. That is, all except the Chinese market.

The 1 Thing You Should Have Before Asking for Investment

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Investors are looking for what is called: skin in the game. They want to make sure that you have invested your own time and money into the company before they do. Investors want to know that you have something to lose.

The Color of Money: PowerMoves.NOLA Innovates How Investors And Minorities Connect

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Zandile Blay

The lights dimmed. The crowd settled. The room fell silent with anticipation. It may have been day one of ESSENCE Festival, but this audience of young men and women were not here for Usher or Kendrick or Mary.

6 Ways a Financial Adviser Can Help You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Many may view the role of a financial adviser as one who has unique insights into the market to give their clients an advantage. However, that belief is far from the truth.

Hindsight Can Be Hilarious

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Benjamin T. Solomon

Sometimes life can be a challenge, especially when reporting to difficult bosses. "Difficult" is a diplomatic term for "other agendas," and reflects poorly on a weak leadership. The past 10-15 years, I've mostly worked for investment-type companies or banks. Here are some of my real life most hilarious moments, and lessons.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

Marijuana Investments: Massive Growth or Massive Bubble?

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

Some investors are wary of betting their chances on a product that the federal government still labels as a Schedule 1 substance. The disparate federal and state laws create an environment of uncertainty that make many investors rightfully nervous.

Building the A Team - Advice for Start-ups

Diane Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

Because we believe that every entrepreneur is a mobile entrepreneur, I am hosting a series of webinars for entrepreneurs with Mobile Future where you can learn more about building the A team - not just top-shelf skills, but also how to attract, compensate and retain great talent.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.