This October marks 65 years since the first publication of Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts. Decades have passed, yet the diffident and often times wistful Charlie Brown still holds a place in the hearts of millions.
The most difficult part of owning a collection is acquiring it. You may inherently know what genre, medium or period you like, but transitioning from art appreciator to property owner is not without its challenges.
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.
A lot of ink is being spilled on which side of the aisle is getting the better of the bipartisan deal, but that is a sideshow. The critical question is whether the basic structure proposed as a replacement for Fannie/Freddie would meet the objective of creating effective secondary mortgage markets?
How does a startup know when the time is right to leverage the private company stock market? Although there is no clear-cut formula, certain indicators, such as number of shareholders, the age of the startup, and market traction can be utilized.
My business hasn't been doing too well lately. I made some investments which didn't work out. But here's the good part: I have a business partner who lives in Alaska and can see Russia. So I'd be a great help to the global economy.