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Tony Elumelu Pitches Job Creation and Access to Electricity to the United Nations As the Next Set of MDG Priorities

Tony Elumelu | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, addressed Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the UN General Assembly ...

When Real Estate Investing Really Sucks

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Knowing what a rental property investor will pay for the house in rent-ready condition, you have to work backward through the cost to rehab, and then you have to get the price you need to make it work.

Funding Your Small Business: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capitalists

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you want to keep near-complete control of your business and can make the decisions necessary to keep a business afloat when it's tight, then it may be best to simply make do with what you have.

5 Rules of Thumb for Startup Financial Projections

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Financial projections that make sense in your business domain, and cross-foot with available data from independent market analysts are no guarantee that you can deliver. They do show you already stand out from the crowd of talk-only entrepreneurs, understand financial realities, and are willing to commit.

6 Influencer Engagement Tips From the TV Show Shark Tank

Blake Landau | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.

Predictions Are Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Relying on this advice has very negative consequences. It distracts you from determining your capacity for risk, diversifying your portfolio, low fees and taxes.

10 Mental Toughness Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

If anyone in business ever needed mental toughness, it's an entrepreneur. Investors tell me that startup success is all about execution, all while facing determined competitors and overcoming customers' resistance to change.

Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups to Avoid

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Lack of confidence in yourself, your product, and your startup is a surefire recipe for disaster. At the other extreme, too much confidence or arrogance can kill you just as fast.

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals As the Real Estate Market Breathes New Signs of Life

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Rental apartments are back in demand, financing for hotels and motels is loosening up a bit and investors are stepping off the sidelines with wads of cash to do deals.

Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

Speed Can Kill

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Startup funding events are processes instead of panics and fire drills. In my experience, such frenzy is seldom necessary, but for some reason there appears to be an epidemic of "This deal is moving fast; if you want in you've got to hurry." Invariably, my response to such entreaties is: No.

Why The Rest Of America Can't Invest Like Buffett

Slate | Bethany McLean | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

It's not even a week old, and Warren Buffett's deal to invest $5 billion of Berkshire Hathaway's money in Bank of America has already been dissected, ...

George Soros: Europe 'Making A Mistake' By Waiting On Debt Crisis

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

OSLO - The chances of positively resolving Europe's serious debt problems are decreasing from day to day as authorities focus on "buying more time...

Would You Pay For It?

Bob Beaty | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Bob Beaty

Begin with the premise that your corporate story or vision is worth telling, which doesn't include you 40-something game developers eating hot pockets in mom's basement.

10 Business Plan Follies That Make Investors Cringe

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational. Every serious investor has a stack of these in their in-basket. Here is what investors say the former shouldn't do.

Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...

How To Thrive Authentically In The New Economy

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

Here's a shocking question for you now. What if we never, ever go back to where we were? What if the old game is coming to an end, and a different way of relating with each other is emerging?

Great Entrepreneurs Have Vision, Not Just Ideas

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Executives and investors are now increasingly exposed to a wealth of ideas. Visionary leaders, on the other hand, are not so common.

Goldman Sachs Settlement: A Reader's Outrage

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Seems almost everyone I talk to these days is very outraged over the corruption in the financial system.

Goldman Sachs Was Both Lloyds Underwriter And Investor, FT Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs' pledge that "clients' interests always come first" was formally called into question last week when the SEC filed civil fraud charges a...

NYT:Banks Slam Stock Research Site For Sharing Info With Ordinary Investors

nytimes.com | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A while ago, a group of banks sued a Web site called theflyonthewall.com to prevent the site from publishing news headlines about their stock upgrades...

Professor David Colander Tells Congress Econ Models are Flawed

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Damien Hoffman

In addition to exposing a few absurd underlying economic presuppositions, Colander is helping shift incentives for professional economists toward engaging in more useful studies.

California's Own Bernie Madoff

Jerry Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Brown

Some called Beverly Hills financial adviser Stanley Chais an investment wizard, but in reality he was nothing more than a glorified middleman, channeling hundreds of millions of dollars in investors' funds to Bernie Madoff in New York.

Commercial Real Estate Is an Impending Disaster

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Many of us know of people who have lost their homes through foreclosure. To a lesser extent we hear about struggling commercial properties vying for a limited pool of tenants.

Carl Icahn Gets Bullish On Biotech

Barron's | Teresa Rivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WHILE THE ECONOMY HAS FLOUNDERED, biotechnology companies have turned in a relatively healthy performance, even seeing gains in the last year while th...