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Karen Rands

Karen Rands - Compassionate Capitalist


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Karen Rands, a true Venture Catalyst, shares her insights about Connecting Companies with Capital and Capital with Companies. This show engages the Early Stage Sophisticated Investor and Angel Investor Community and inspiring Entrepreneurs as a source for info of interest to both investors and entrepreneurs. Become a loyal listener and spread the word to business owners and investors you know! Karen as a presenter, author, and CEO has been involved in the early stage private equity space since 2001. When Karen speaks, people listen to what she has to say about creating wealth through entrepreneurship and private investment!

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The Compassionate Capitalist show, with host Karen Rands, is dedicated to helping Investors and Entrepreneurs understand the rules of the game when creating generational wealth. With the advent of Direct to the Public offerings via the REG D 506c and REG A+, investors have great freedom to gain access to private company stocks in a 'retail' like environment, but with the added benefit of similar upside potential as with a pre-IPO company. However with great Freedom comes great Responsibility. Investors must have the discipline to consider only stocks from companies that embrace the concept of transparency and full disclosure. Furthermore, they must be willing to increase their business savviness and financial IQ in order to make their own investment decisions rather than rely soley on a financial planner to make recommendations. With the dynamic of Transparency, Entrepreneurs must also realize that unlike the situations they may experience with traditional angel investors, venture capital firms, and even with market-makers driving a strike price for an IPO, raising capital directly from the full market of potential investors means that there is much more 'steak' than 'sizzle' when it comes to getting buying decisions. Stocks are not 'bought' like on the retail public market, they are sold. This broadcast will dig into what Investors can do to insure there is transparency in the process of making a buying decision. Entrepreneurs will learn more about what is expected to maximize full value of your stock in the proposed offering. Investors can learn more about the investment process with "Inside Secrets to Angel Investing" found at http://nnoai.com Entrepreneurs can schedule time to talk with Karen
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Host Karen Rands will talk with two CEOs with projects that fall into two of the 4 recommended investment areas in this new economy. With rise and fall of the price of gas, is alternative energy and even regular old petroleum a good... more

SPEC Talk Radio: Each angel investor group offers different benefits to high net worth individuals that understand the benefit of investing in early stage companies. Understanding their motivations helps entrepreneurs decide which... more

SPEC Talk Radio will have multiple segments this week of interest to entrepreneurs and investors. SPEC Radio brings together the Southeast Private Equity Community to listen and learn the success secrets of early stage... more

SPEC Talk Radio: Karen discusses upcoming investor events, things entrepreneurs and investors can do to get through this questionable time and grow their company or their portfolio. Also discusses The Money Hunt, the book... more

SPEC Talk Radio: The first of many winners of the "Can You Win a Million Dollars?" Business Plan Competition will be interviewed in this first segment of SPEC Talk Radio. Tune in to hear who are the first winners! 2Chicks4Chocolate... more

On this segment of the Show, we will interview key resources that entrepreneurs need to know about to succeed and make their business sustainable and scalable. We'll begin with an interview of a very successful serial entrepreneur... more

On this segment of the Show, Karen will cover how to Pitch to Angel Investors. Whether pitching to 1 or 20 investors, it is important to ensure your message resonates with the investor. You may only have one chance to make a positive... more

On this segment of the Show, we will interview companies and attendees from the NBAI Investor Event from 9/10/08

SPEC Talk Radio: These companies have been selected to present at the upcoming NBAI Investor Forum. We will hear from these market makers about the spark of innovation that lead to their creating unique solutions for their targeted... more
Karen Rands

Can You Raise A Million Dollars for your Business?

  • by Karen Rands
Do you have what it takes to raise a million dollars for your business? Do you have the guts to ask for the money?Does your business plan have the elements that will make an investor hungry to get a piece of the... more
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