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Crowdfunding: The Coal that Powers the Engine of Economic Prosperity

October 30, 2019

Backbone of the economy Entrepreneurs who start small businesses can be powerful forces in boosting economic growth and creating jobs. In fact, the US Senate recently held a briefing of the Entrepreneurship Caucus, to discuss crowdfunding and issues that impact entrepreneurs, because they seek to understand why startup rates have dropped to a near 30-year…

Two Investor Lessons from America’s Deep Lottery History

November 27, 2018

Lotteries: The invisible hand that built colonial America Lotteries and the lottery systems are actually more American than most people realize. In the 1700-1800s, lotteries were instrumental for government operations to facilitate the settlement of North America. In fact, Jamestown, America’s first British colony, relied on capital from rich investors, the 17th century equivalent of…

What’s Angel Investing and Who’s an Angel Investor? (Besides, Mark Cuban)

August 22, 2018

Angel investing looks incredibly glamorous on television shows like Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, but it’s a tough slog for most entrepreneurs. The process can be daunting because angel investors don’t hang around the bank looking for startups to invest in. Let’s shed some light on the angels that help startups: So, what IS Angel…

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