Category Archives: Investments

My First Experience With Being an Entrepreneur?

My First Experience With Being an Entrepreneur?

A lot of people talk about their first “job” and what they learned from it, or starting their first “full fledged” business, but I rarely read online people’s first experience with starting “something” for profit.  I am talking more grassroots…the “quasi” business.  The idea that you are creating value that someone is going to purchase

Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011

Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011

I never understand why money magazine, cnbc, fortune, etc., do not call out so-called experts when their stock picks are completely off.  I think it would be both entertaining and educational.  So when I came across an old Fortune Magazine today and saw the article, 10 Best Stocks for 2011, I wanted to see how

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Regardless if you take a passive index ETF route, a mutual fund selection strategy or stock picking technique there are some important terms and ratios when you decide to invest.  However, when you are dealing with dividend paying stocks there are dates whose definitions can be considered a term of art and you should know

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 a

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 of