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Up, Up and Away: Is The Spotify Balloon a Cautionary Tale?

Chris Castle | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Already we see leaks to the tech press that Spotify is pushing off a U.S. IPO to next year while it pursues a "path to profitability". Now that's a n...

5 Common Alternative Investments All Investors Should Know

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Madelaine D'Angelo

Broadly speaking, alternatives are investments in assets other than stocks, bonds and cash (commodities, for example) or investments using strategies ...

Indian Healthcare Providers Look Beyond Medical Tourism to A Promising African Market

Biju Mohandas | Posted 10.11.2016 | World
Biju Mohandas

Over the last decade, patients from Africa have flocked to various parts of the world in search of medical treatment, driven by factors such as inadeq...

The Big Problem With TPP's Super Court That We're Not Talking About

The Huffington Post | David Dayen | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

A secretive super-court system called ISDS is threatening to blow up President Barack Obama’s highest foreign policy priority. Investor-state disput...

5 Reasons To Choose Private Equity Real Estate Funds

Michael Episcope | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Commercial real estate has the potential to offer long-term returns that are both healthy and stable. Most significantly, when added to a traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds, this asset class can decrease volatility and increase returns.

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business. You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do...

How to pick CEOs when you have skin in the game

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

We got curious recently about how private equity partners--widely considered financial engineers and quant jocks--choose CEOs after they acquire a company. Do they have a more scientific, rigorous methodology than the typical board of directors?

California Bill Would Increase Private Equity Transparency

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

Private equity (PE) operated without oversight until the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act gave the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) authority t...

How to Make Every Day, Earth Day

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

One of the small joys of annual celebration days is the comforting predictability of the pledges. As surely as the robins sing in spring, a speaker ...

The New Alternatives: Holding Companies That Build Impact for the Long Term

David Bank | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
David Bank

Impact investing may have gotten off on the wrong foot, with venture-capital style private equity funds that generally have to be liquidated after 10 years.

Misogyny, Men and the Media

Lynn Tilton | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Lynn Tilton

If I'm certain of one thing, it is that no man would be forced into my shoes -- not because they are six inch heels, but because we live in a world of double standards, female imposter bias and misogynistic media who perceive women as career-breaking targets.

Racist in Seattle: What the Country Can Learn From the Region's Shifts

Rebecca Saldaña | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Saldaña

What can the rest of the country learn from this region's move to shift its racist legacy? Cities all over the country are facing challenges of homelessness and housing affordability at the same time they are wrestling with what compliance with HUD's affirmatively furthering fair housing means. The case of Seattle illustrates what is at stake.

Wall Street Exec Tried To Scam People With ‘Brazen’ $95 Million Fraud, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

A banker has been arrested and charged for trying to defraud investors out of $95 million, federal authorities said Monday. Andrew Caspersen, a partne...

Political Violence: It's the Economy Stupid

Michael Farr | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

Getting away from D.C. every so often helps with perspective. Life inside the Beltway can cloud one's views and lead to an inflated sense of axis mun...

What's So Bad About a Little Deflation?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

Ever since the global financial crisis central bankers across the globe have become increasingly fearful about the prospect of widespread deflation. ...

What's Going on in Retail?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

CNN.com recently published an article (Store closings are the hottest trend in retail) about the rash of retail store closings in recent months. As t...

Is Crowdfunding Turning Contagious?

Ian Khan | Posted 02.26.2017 | Business
Ian Khan

With so much innovation going on around us, funding the cause is one of the top priorities of any entrepreneur. With popular crowdfunding websites lik...

Keep it in Perspective

Michael Farr | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

With the S&P 500 now down about 10% from its all-time high in May 2015, a certain level of fear has returned to the markets. Among the many concerns ...

Business Lessons From Beyond The Shark Tank

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.

Bill Gates Doubles Down to Scale up Support for New Impact Investing Funds

David Bank | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
David Bank

When Bill Gates agreed a couple years ago to put a small piece of his personal fortune into a fund that invests in companies serving low-income customers in India, he invited the fund managers to return with a plan to scale up their investments and their social impact.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

What Is My Business Worth?

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

The value of your business (or business interest) depends on what exactly needs to be valued, why it needs to be valued, when it needs to be valued and for whom it needs to be valued.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

15 Things You Should Know About Trump's Tax Plan

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
GOBankingRates

By Chuck Epstein, Contributor Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump has shown he is politically controversial. His proposed ...

Congress Spikes Handout For Private Equity

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gift for big private equity firms has been removed from a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown, according to sources fa...