The securities and insurance industries divert attention from basic principles of finance and investing by offering a dizzying array of products intended to confuse, seduce and separate investors from their money.
I want to offer a macro-level view of the larger opportunity I see in both Michigan and the Midwest, as a venture capitalist looking for small businesses that have a chance to become much, much bigger businesses.
Baidu is often described in the press as China's "home-grown" internet portal. But its stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange. And it is today majority-owned by institutional investors with names like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley.
I know my responsibility of being a good mom does affect my work. How couldn't it? Recent studies show the average family experiences five "child care crises" each year that cause parents to miss work.
Just like traditional venture capital funds, VCTs provide equity capital to fast-growing small and mid-sized businesses; however, unlike traditional venture funds, the underlying investors are you and me.
Small business groups are concerned the real agenda of the upcoming Obama administration small business conference will be to adopt legislation and policy that will change the definition of a small business.
The acquisition signifies that the Middle East has now for the first time become relevant in the eyes of American Internet giants, and with their attention, the region has become globally relevant for its technology-based entrepreneurship.