Entrepreneur Stories

How to Create the Best Website for Your Business

With all the excellent open-source website design platforms out there now such as WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Drupal etc. the shelf life for website designs has dropped dramatically. Most sustainable websites, by that I mean those that actually make a profit, are redesigned every 12-18 …

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5 Keys to a Killer Investor Pitch Deck

I’ve been on both sides of the proverbial table. I’ve had businesses pitched to me, and pitched VCs on why they should invest in my business. Whether or not you even get a seat at the table to pitch your startup face to face with …

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How to Get Great Tenants in a Bad Rental Market

From the luxury condo rental market in Manhattan to townhouses in the oil town of Calgary, cities which not too long ago gave landlords a rental shortage with heavy demand from tenants are seeing the tide turn. Landlords are now having to compete for the …

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Pay Down Your Mortgage or Save?

We are living in strange times. Western world central bankers are creating an economy based off debt, which is scary because consumers have demonstrated in decades past a general lack of fiscal responsibility when credit is cheap. What’s more, some countries in the Western world, …

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The $30,000 Domain Name

This is a story about the value of patience and following through on your ideas… A childhood friend, who I still hang and work with on various projects, is a very successful internet marketer. Like me, he’s been an entrepreneur since adolescence. Birds of a …

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Why SPIE Photonics is Better for Investors than CES

Meeting the management of startups is THE way to gauge the worthiness of a possible investment, particularly with technology-related companies… Last week, along with my company which is working on a lens technology that has real game-changing potential in the imaging space, I headed to …

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The Saudis’ Oil Secret

If you were sitting on a cash cow which gave you a license to print money (generated nearly $400 billion in revenue in 2014), enabled you to influence global leaders, keep your fellow citizens employed, and allowed you to build palaces all over the world, …

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The Best Performing Currency in 2015

The big story in the Forex world last year, at least according to the mainstream media, was the continued strength in the USD, particularly the US Dollar Index. The index measures the strength of the greenback against the Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swiss …

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5 Common Ways to Lose Money Investing in Stocks

The stock market is the greatest wealth creator on the planet. And for that reason, it draws in people from all walks of life, many with little understanding as to how it functions. I’ve worked in the stock market for a decade. My niche is …

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How to Avoid Buying a Money Pit Investment Property

Before you purchase an investment property, there are two little-known, yet critical, steps to take, and they aren’t covered in the home inspection… so listen up – they can end up saving you a ton of cash. As you know from reading previous blogs of …

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