Category Archives: Investments

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

I recently read two amazing articles on family businesses, and more specifically family business succession planning.  Both provided amazing statistics that I felt that I had to share since I know quite a few of my readers are business owners.  The take away from both stories that it is simply irresponsible if you have aContinue Reading

What Do Venture Capital Firms Know That The General Public Does Not?

What Do Venture Capital Firms Know That The General Public Does Not?

The answer is probably, a lot.  That being said, the Wall Street Journal released the top 50 Venture-Backed Companies while you can read more about the methodology the list basically, seeks to pinpoint the 50 U.S. venture-backed companies with the greatest promise to succeed. To be eligible, companies must have received an equity round ofContinue Reading

Can Small Businesses Teach Blue Chip Corporations Something About Paying Profits?

Can Small Businesses Teach Blue Chip Corporations Something About Paying Profits?

While I had a bunch of different titles for this post including “Would You Invest in a Variable Dividend Paying Stock?” and “Is there a Better Way to Pay Dividends?” I went with this one because I can’t believe that this lesson small private businesses can teach larger blue chip corporations which pay regular dividendsContinue Reading

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

One of my favorite parts of my financial “empire” is my Dividend Portfolio (a/k/a Perpetual Income Machine).  While it is not big by any stretch of the imagination worth only a couple grand, I have been throwing more and more money at it per month so I feel that it deserves more attention.  Actually, IContinue Reading