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Doris Buffett isn’t quite as recognizable as her little brother, but he wouldn’t be quite as famous if it wasn’t for her. Doris Buffett, 86, is Warren Buffett’s big sister and head of the Sunshine Lady Foundation. The charitable organization works with Warren Buffett to distribute his money to those who need it after announcing that he would be giving …
Gold has had a resurgence recently. This comes as good news for investors and people that follow the market closely. As of today, gold is on track for its biggest weekly gain in five weeks. Several analysts are saying that the precious metal that we once used to pay for everything may have good times ahead. The Federal Reserve also …
The Securities and Exchange Commission has clarified its rules on Regulation Fair Disclosure, saying that public companies can use social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter to announce key company information – just so long as the investors are made aware which social media accounts may be posting such information beforehand. “The SEC’s report of investigation confirms that Regulation FD …
Earlier this year, eBay posted revenue growth of 21 percent year-over-year. Over the next three years, it hopes to increase revenue even more. In a meeting with investors, eBay announced that it plans to continue growing through 2015 thanks to a “commerce revolution.” This revolution will be spearheaded by the transition to mobile as more and more people take to …
YouTube and Don Dodge, a developer and startup advocate at Google, bring us this next video which features some great advice and strategies for getting funding and support for new projects and startups. Critical aspects he covers include developing an elevator speech (a concise overview of the problem and your solution), a thirty minute product/service overview, and a one hour …
There’s a new startup on the scene that hopes to help other startups take off. The company is called Fundable, and although it looks similar to Kickstarter, it operates on very different approach that takes advantage of the JOBS Act. The bill, which was signed into law in April, has also been called the “Crowdfunding Bill” for its promise to …
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Philadelphia branch filed an insider trading complaint with federal regulators late last year. Since then charges have been placed against a financial consultant at Ameriprise Financial Services and four of his colleagues for shares that were purchased in Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. in early 2008. According to the the SEC, McGee learned about an …
As part of some strategic moves Facebook is making ahead of their IPO, the company has received financing to the tune of $8 billion. The loans include a $5 billion revolving line of credit and a $3 billion 364-day bridge loan. This credit line will replace the companies current $2.5 billion revolving credit line used for general business purposes. The …
Angelsoft, a company that connects startups with investors, has launched an Investor Search Engine.
The Investor Search Engine contains profiles on over 1,000 venture capital firms and angel investment groups. It has a variety of filters similar to Web 2.0 travel search engine Kayak.com
The Internet continues to be the most important source of information for investors and financial advisors, according to a new online survey by Forbes.com.
The survey found that 65 percent of individual investors consider the Internet their most important source of investing information. This is an increase from 52 percent in 2005.
What are the risks?
Angel investors are individuals who invest in emerging business ventures. Angels typically provide both capital and know-how to companies who are in either their start-up or expansion phases. To reflect the increased risk of investing in such firms, angels seek a higher rate of return versus traditional public stock investments.
Citigroup recently agreed to pay $2 billion to settle a lawsuit from Enron investors, and now J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is following suit and paying $2.2 billion.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is following Citigroup’s lead, agreeing to settle a lawsuit from Enron investors for $2.2 billion. Morgan was accused of having a role in a big accounting fraud scandal at Enron.
Citigroup has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit from Enron investors, and pay $2 billion. The company was accused of having a role in a big accounting fraud scandal at Enron.
Investors have lost nearly $100 million due to mutual fund trading abuses at Putnam Investments, a consultant figured out.
The Search Engine Strategies conference, in San Jose, is full of exuberant professionals and entrepreneurs eager and excited to learn more about the search industry. Amid the din of optimism and over-caffeinated exuberance there are a few words being spoken that are, shall we say, somewhat less than ebullient. It’s probably no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to tech stocks of late that most of the downer talk here has to do with investors.
Investors who exclusively use broadly diversified, no load mutual funds for their stock investments often lose out on opportunities to increase the reward potential of their portfolios. This article looks at two methods investors may use to enhance the performance of their portfolios of diversified, no load mutual funds.
A Business Plan, as all good entrepreneurs starting out in life should know is the foundation, or rather a springboard, towards the establishment and growth of a new business. A business plan is an essential tool for companies raising capital – and your business plan needs to be Investor Ready.
Investing is about taking risks, and when you do that, you’re entitled to expect a return that’s commensurate with the level of risk you take. But if you’re not careful, your own mistakes can prevent you from achieving the return that should be yours.
In politics, Republicans typically have an awful time saying nice things about Democrats, and vice versa. And when you’re rooting for a basketball team, the referees always seem to favor the other side. When it comes to investing, many buy-and-hold investors think market timers are grossly misguided, and at the same time many timers just can’t understand why buy-and-holders leave their portfolios exposed to potentially huge market risks.
I have written many times about something that most investors largely ignore: The role of the investor’s own characteristics in determining how well he/she does as an investor. Perhaps this statement seems a little abstract and therefore it is easy to disregard it especially coming from someone such as myself whom most readers probably have yet to hear of.
By far, the most common question we receive at BizPro is a simple “How do I get my business started?” or “How do I get money for my business?” While these seem to be the most basic, obvious questions anyone could ask, you’d be surprised just how many people forget to. The answer is quite simple: prove, beyond a doubt, to anyone with sufficient cash that your idea/company model will function, survive, and profit. That’s it! Maybe the simplicity and vagueness of the answer is what drives many entrepreneurs to loose sight of that most important part of planning a new business; how will it get started? In order to successfully communicate your proof to any lender or investor, it would help to understand what they consider to be valid “proof”. While the possibilities here are virtually endless, there are at least five main items any lender is sure to evaluate. Be sure they’re in your plan!
You’ve already gone to friends and family for help. You know your company doesn’t qualify for a bank loan. And it’s too early for venture capital. So what’s an entrepreneur to do? Start looking for an angel investor. Angel investors — private individuals who invest their own money in companies — fund more companies at an earlier stage with more dollars than any other kind of capital.
The presentation of your business plan might be an intimidating experience as you begin sharing your plan but if your documentation is prepared and presented effectively you will be able to attract potential investors. The following points will help ensure that your plan communicates whatever an investor requires as well as ensuring your business plan is met with huge success.