Investing

The 5 P’s of Investing in a Startup – Advice from a VC

I was in a meeting today with a legend in the Canadian venture capital world who has made in excess of $200 million personally throughout his career. He’s done deals all over the world. But, more impressive than the money he has made is the …

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The 5 Pitfalls of Owning an Investment Property

I’m a strong advocate for steadily buying/accumulating hard assets, be it precious metals, land and investment properties. I’ve been practicing what I preach for several years now; and along the way I’ve learned some very valuable lessons in hard asset investing. In this article I …

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Top 5 Industries For Entrepreneurs to Enter

Last week I wrote about the five worst industries to start a business in… avoid those like the plague unless you’re looking for daily headaches and a dwindling bank account. In this article, I want to look on the positive side of things and highlight …

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The 5 Worst Industries for Entrepreneurs to Enter

Failure. Bankruptcy. Embarrassment. Starting from scratch. These are the biggest fears every entrepreneur has when starting a business. But, for the most part, these outcomes are totally avoidable. There are three sides to every new and eventually successful business. Most importantly, there is the passion. …

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How this Startup is Building a Fortune 500 Client List

Automating social media posts was the ‘it’ technology for businesses and professional bloggers about 4 years ago; but now it takes a hell of a lot more than simple automation to efficiently promote your message. Navigating social media, content platforms and every other communication channel …

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Never Partner With Someone in Business Just Because They Have Deep Pockets

I was awoken around 5AM to a text message from my business partner. It read “spoke to Bob… sounds like he’s given up.” Translation: My business partner was informing me that one of our startup tech investments, which combined we had roughly $150,000 of our …

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The Next Major Retail IPO

Online retail is not exclusively the domain of Amazon.com. There are others out there. One in particular that I like is a company which started up just a few years ago, and just this week received a hefty valuation of $2 billion. That valuation was …

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The Bigger and Better Version of Bitcoin

We live in the greatest country on earth. For over half a century the US has been both the catalyst of democracy and beacon of capitalism. We’ve achieved such heights because of our tenacity as a nation, and our resolve as individuals. Our efficiency at …

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Was The Bitcoin Market Manipulated Today?

[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]T[/dropcap]he tech world awoke Monday to news that one of the oldest and largest Bitcoin exchanges had gone down – and it was only allowing fiat withdrawals, citing structural issues with the Bitcoin algorithm causing questionable transfers.  BTC prices went …

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What Microsoft’s New CEO Means for the Company’s Future

[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]M[/dropcap]icrosoft made it official today. Its new CEO is Satya Nadella, a 22 year veteran of the company. He led the firm’s Cloud division to record operating profits of $8 billion on revenues of $22 billion. The board also confirmed …

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