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Investment Tips for Every Age

From Money Magazine, February 2005 There are sensible investing strategies for any age, as Peter Freeman reports The Twenties These are the early years when many people are relatively new to the workforce and are still renters. While some have formed a permanent relationship, many don’t have children. Home ownership and family are still in the future. For this group the main financial focus is usually on saving a deposit for a home, an investment that has particular appeal due ...

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How to Analyze or Assess Small Business Investment Opportunities

How do you analyze a small business opportunity? How do you differentiate good small business investment opportunities from bad ones? How do you assess a business opportunity to know if it’s worth pursuing? These three questions will be thrashed out in this article. “There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors.” – Rich Dad Savvy entrepreneurs know that not all business opportunity that appears viable on the outside is really viable. It takes ...

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Investment Tips

Invest in what you know Most angel investors have at some time owned and run their own business in a specific industry. It is important to invest in things you feel comfortable with. However, it is also important to have an open mind and review opportunities that have the same underlying principles, but may be in an area of business that you are unfamiliar with. If you are a good business manager, then you should be able to make a ...

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Buying Business – Pros and Cons, Investigation and Valuation

It always sounds like the perfect way to get started in business. You simply buy somebody else’s business. This may or not be a good way to go. To help you decide whether it is or not, we will talk briefly about some of the important issues involved. List of Pros and Cons There are numerous good reasons for buying an existing business, and you can probably think of most of them: 1.Fewer headaches trying to organize and supply the ...

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10 Things You Need to Check Before Investing in a Startup

You may already know where to find interesting startups, but what do you do once you’re actually ready to invest? It’s important to conduct your own due diligence on a startup before you write a check. You shouldn’t only rely on a great pitch, or assume others are doing the due diligence for you. Let’s go over some items that you should investigate. 1. Understand the Industry While you are looking for startups to invest in, make sure you invest ...

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Top 10 Tips for Angel Investing

Investing in startups and being a great angel investor is certainly not an easy task – 9 out of 10 startups fail. For the past 100 years, angels were able to invest through their 1st and 2nd degree connections, or by being a member of an angel group, where the typical check size written varies from $15,000 to $250,000. Regardless of where or how angels connect with startups, there are 10 tips to consider prior to making any type of ...

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When People Invest?

Saving essentially means storing your money; investing means using your money to earn more money. You don’t have to be wealthy to invest. But you have to invest if you ever want to be wealthy, or even have enough money to live well and retire well. As with saving, when you’re considering investing you first need to set your goals. You need to be clear about what you’re trying to achieve, and how long you’ve got. That will influence the ...

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6 Important Tips for First-Time Startup Investors

An angel investor used to be defined as someone with a high net worth. They typically have more than $1 million and privately invest money in startup businesses that are seeking capital. The SEC restricts investing in private deals to mostly accredited investors. I say mostly because there are some opportunities for non-accredited investors to participate on a limited basis. The definition of an accredited investor in the U.S. is a person who either has a net worth (excluding a ...

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How do I get the money to invest?

There are two basic sources of money for investing–your own money and other people’s money (so-called OPM). Your own money can come from sources as diverse as cumulative life savings, your most recent paycheck, and dividends and profits from your own investing. Common examples of OPM, used for both investing and consuming, are credit card debt, car loans, real estate mortgages and loans or investment capital that can come from family, friends and others in partnerships. Getting Started With Your ...

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