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Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

When Taking the Company Public Is Personal... Think Twice

Marcy Syms | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Marcy Syms

Many private business owners when looking at an improving economy and buying into the hype of initial public offerings get seduced into taking their companies public without being fully aware of what they're getting themselves into.

Don't Invest in Medical Marijuana Public Companies Just Yet

David Mager | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
David Mager

The CSA still provides for criminal penalties for those aiding and abetting the growing and selling of marijuana. That means that if you invest just $1 in purchasing a share of a public company involved in the medical marijuana space, the Federal government could theoretically arrest you.

Best Buy Founder: 'I Am Not Going Away'

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Best Buy founder Richard Schulze on Thursday repeated his call for the consumer ele...

The JOBS Act: IPO On-ramp or Public Company Off-ramp?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

What really separates a good company is the quality of the product -- not the money backing the company, which is why I encourage managements to spend most of the time discovering how to develop their great idea with limited capital.

Gerry Smith

SEC Says Public Companies Must Disclose Cyberattacks | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.13.2011 | Technology

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday issued new guidelines that said publicly-traded companies must disclose when they suffer cyberattac...

Yepoka Yeebo

SEC May Make It Easier (For Some) To Buy Into The Next Facebook | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- It may soon become a lot easier for startups to raise capital -- and avoid the regulatory scrutiny and costs associated with going public....

The 'Big Bang' Theory Doesn't Work For Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Think about it. Where did Google, eBay, and Facebook come from? They inched their way into public view before the first multi-million dollar funding rounds, and they have never had a big public launch.