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Inside the Shark Tank

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

When I walked on to the stage of ABC's Shark Tank, and saw my belts hanging there on the rack, I felt a calmness that can only be described as, a peac...

11 Slides You Need to Sell Your Vision

Lili Balfour | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Delivering a compelling pitch is Step 0 in building your company. Whether you are pitching to a customer, an investor, or a potential hire, you need t...

Wall Street's 5 Most Deceptive Sales Practices

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.21.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The headlines are not the only risks that are created by Wall Street. There are other risks and there is a 75% probability one of them is impacting you.

Should You Sell???

Michael Farr | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The growth of the American and global economies are the underlying drivers for most all equity investments. A clear discipline, dogged research, and dispassionate assessment are an investor's best friends.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

The Buyback Binge

Michael Farr | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

Remember, markets go down from time to time, and it's normal. Cool heads and steady hands make money over time.

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.17.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...

The Devil Made Miuccia Prada a Multi-Billionaire

Lili Balfour | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

We all know the old adage, "The love of money is the root of all evil." I joke. Of, course. I don't believe we need to be "evil" to build wealth. However, I do believe we need to be focused on wealth creation to create wealth.

Another Flash Crash or Market Shutdown?

Michael Farr | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

Technology seems to have solved the trade execution issue, so I don't foresee an overwhelming market shutdown. Fidelity now offers an amazing 1 second trade confirmation guarantee.

Angel Investing: 'Back to School'

Ellevate | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Ellevate

As an angel investor, September puts me in a "back to school" frame of mind. In preparation for training sessions, I am constantly looking for new resources, books, etc. to continue to enhance or improve our training materials. here are some resources that I have found to be helpful.

Loan Me $250,000. Please!

Michael Farr | Posted 09.04.2014 | Money
Michael Farr

I want to buy a house. Would you be willing to loan me $250,000 for 30 years at 4.25 percent? Your answer is crucially important. Before you answer, keep in mind that you will be taxed on the interest you receive.

Are You Ready for the Naked Truth? Lessons from an IPO Offering

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Going for an IPO isn't easy. It requires difficult, honest conversations and responding to tough questions. But nothing worthwhile is easy, right?

Margins Remain Suspicious

Michael Farr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So what are the causes for optimism with regard to future earnings power? Well, the most notable are probably the recent sharp decreases in interest rates and gas prices.

"F" Words, Financial Services and You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

It represents everything that is bad about the financial services industry. The other side is the RIAs (Registered Investment Advisers). They represent everything that is good about the financial services industry.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Design in Startups from the Get-Go

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

There has never been a better time to start a company since there is an abundance of capital, talent and growth rate. The rules of game have changed from a "make and sell" mentality to "how fast can one turn ideas/knowledge."

How Smart Entrepreneurs Select VC / Angel Investors

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can't differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited Ange...

Robo Financial Advisers Want Wall Street's Trillions

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.26.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If they succeed, they just might change a Wall Street sales culture that has been abusing investors since 1975.

Are You Starting a Business for All the Wrong Reasons?

Jeffrey Lyon | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Lyon

If you're reading this article, chances are you have some sort of connection to the entrepreneur community. Maybe, just maybe, you're even an entrepreneur yourself, aspiring or established. If that's the case, here's something to consider: Why are you starting your business?

3 Reasons Why Wall Street Wants You to Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Timothy Sykes

It's time you get mad and take control of your destiny instead of feeding fees to others.

Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?

Online Investment Advice and Robo-Advisers

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.23.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The potential for human advisers to recommend unsuitable investment advice due to conflicts of interest is at the heart of the current debate over a uniform fiduciary standard, a measure that would require anyone providing investment advice to the public to always put a customer's interests first.

Need to Sell but Can't? Turn Your Home Into an Investment Property

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

If you're in a need-to-move situation and can't sell your home, you may be in better shape than you think. Throw off the negative thoughts and the "sell when I can" attitude and think like an investor.

5 Best Practices for Tech Bubble Preparedness

Robert S. Hull | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Robert S. Hull

As you think about how to maintain and grow your business in both good times and bad, think of our best practice guide below as a form of "tech bubble preparedness kit."

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.