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Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

While discussing the Occupy Movement, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges shuts down CBC commentator Kevin O’Leary (also from Dragons Den and the Shark Tank TV shows) as they discuss Wall Street protests in 2011. Hedges does an excellent job of explaining the frustration of many at the way the Obama and Bush administrations handledRead more about Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb[…]

Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Several of my students have been asking me to clarify why “fiat money” is basically bad in all it’s forms — essentially a tax on the poor. The following article focuses on that most obscene example, the US Federal Reserve system however to a lesser degree fiat money is still bad even where governments createRead more about Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in[…]

Great video from Ryerson University Colleague Sean Wise on the art of crafting a good elevator pitch.

Great video from Ryerson University Colleague Sean Wise on the art of crafting a good elevator pitch.

Many students and folks out in the twittersphere have been asking me lately about the Elevator Pitch.  Every good entrepreneurial opportunity must include a well crafted summary of the business opportunity, thought out from the point of view of the debt or equity investor. Here is Sean Wise, Ryerson University colleague, in an excellent videoRead more about Great video from Ryerson University Colleague Sean Wise on the art of crafting a good elevator pitch.[…]

“Best Ownership” —  A standard for evaluating entrepreneurial performance from business valuator Frank Di Lisio. #in

“Best Ownership” — A standard for evaluating entrepreneurial performance from business valuator Frank Di Lisio. #in

[I’m “reprinting” this article from Frank DeLisio, a business valuation specialist from Toronto, Ontario. His company is Alexar Consulting Inc.] Best Ownership A standard for evaluating entrepreneurial performance By Frank De Lisio, CA, CBV Introduction Best ownership embodies two elements critical to a firm’s survival and prosperity: productive entrepreneurship and managerial effectiveness. The best ownershipRead more about “Best Ownership” — A standard for evaluating entrepreneurial performance from business valuator Frank Di Lisio. #in[…]

10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

As published by brandmakernews.com/ 1. Embrace the opportunity in every situation. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, and less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the mostRead more about 10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb[…]

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

[Reprinted by permission from: Ken Mair, Founder, 180 Degrees Consultants Inc.] When I ran my first real business, in the mid 1970’s, every Monday morning my controller would bring me the weekly update reports. (Aged Accounts Receivable, Aged Accounts Payable, Inventory and Bank Position) This, by the way, was produced without a computer! From theseRead more about Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb[…]

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Ken Mair has prepared this excellent piece on marketing small business using bootstrapped resources, something very near and dear to my heart as a small business and startup guy. Written in spring 2011, it is a very good roadmap for any small business.  Click the thumbnail below or here to download the PDF. You canRead more about Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in[…]