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Karen Rands, Hosts the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show. Topics are relevant to investors and entrepreneurs that are passionate about bringing innovation to the market and creating wealth.
At long last the Federal and State Governments have realized that most job creation comes from small to medium companies that bring innovation to the market and grow into bigger companies. And, that the primary source of capital to start and grow those businesses are private investors...not the local bank. To provide an incentive to the very wealthy to "give back" to their local enconomy by investing in local businesses that can create jobs through bringing innovation to the market---ie Compassionate Capitalism --- they have created tax credit and tax incentives.
This segment will review the various options that investors have to reduce their tax basis by investing in companies that have not yet gone public. Investing in companes with tax credits associated with them has two wins...reduced taxes during the investment, and big return at the point of sale of the equity to a public market or another company.
Are you an investor that is tired of the volatility and unpredictability of the stock market? Are you frustrated that you have little influence to affect the management or operation of that public company? Have you realized that the public stock market is actually pretty risky and the overall return on investment isn't that great? Then learning how to invest in private companies, purchasing shares in a company before it goes public, while the valuation is still low, could be the wealth creation strategy for you. Tune in to learn how to join the world of compassionate capitalism.
Karen Rands returns with her Compassionate Capitalist radio show to discuss how a global market impacts entrepreneurs & investors when it comes to predicting the success of an early stage company. The best selling book "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman, set forth the premise that business leaders should view the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have an equal opportunity. Although books is a decade old, the idea is relevant in todays world just as much back then.
In this episode, Karen will explore what this means to entrepreneurs and investors when it comes to launching and growing a company. The ying/yang of a "flat world" is competition & collaboration. When it comes to bringing innovation to market it is easy to think that a company has "no competition". This is rarely the case. The competition may be indirect, shifting the staus quo, or simply in another part of the world that neither the entrepreneur or investor knows about. Not anticipating the existence of competition creates a false sense of safety. Likewise, identifying potential collaboration partners can strengthen a company before they are faced with direct competition to remain in a place of dominance.
‘Life is a Sacred Journey’ - ‘Compassionate Care’
February 27, 2014 5 pm
Micheal and her guests discuss 'End of life.'
Lael Duncan, MD is the Medical Director of Consulting Services for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a statewide partnership dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and patient centered end-of-life care.
Stephen Jenkinson will discuss ‘Grief Walker’ - a Canadian documentary film and poetic portrait of his work with dying people. Grief Walker is a ‘film about the redemptive power of the deep love for life, when life glimpses its end.’
Join us on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 5 pm. Call us at (949) 270-5908 to join in the discussion.
Andy Friend, a member of the core team of the San Antonio Peace Center will share the work of the Peace Center , as well as insights around the tool of Compassionate Communication. He will also share some tips and strategies for approaching conflicts from a compassionate perspective, for the month of compassion! He will also answer questions via live call-in, and chat, about how to provide empathy in specific situations. You won't want to miss it!
Andy Friend started his career in the Peace Corps, working in Central America. After that, he worked in community development in northern California and decided to become a certified life coach. For the past 5 years, he has shared compassionate communication with groups of social workers, psychologists, the US Military, teachers, and students in Mexico and the US, giving conferences and workshops in English and Spanish. Currently, he is living in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, a Mexican therapist, and they are both involved in compassion, art, dance and therapy activities in San Antonio.
Often we hear investors say "That company has real potential. I wish I had the cash to invest. My money is tied up in....".
If they are high net worth and have been making the income that would qualify them as an angel investor, they likely have built up a portfolio that is worth over a million dollars. The problem is that the portfolio is likely tied up in investment products that are not liquid or are somewhat illiquid because selling that product would decrease their return on that investment, incur a negative tax event, or a penalty for early withdrawel. Furthermore, their financial advisors are discouraged by FINRA and the Broker that holds their license from discussing early stage private equity investments as part of a portfolio diversification strategy for wealth creation. So naturally, they wouldn't talk to that motivated investor about other means to make the private investment.
We will do just that in this broadcast.
Karen Rands, Host of the Compassionate Capitalist show, will explore two ways to make investments into private companies when an investor doesn't have cash on hand but has ample accumulated wealth.
1. Self- Directed IRA
2. Portfolio Margin Loan
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This segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show will explore the factors that motivate a High Net Worth person to invest in a private company. During this half your show, you will learn about the emotional and psychological triggers that can cause an investor to invest by purchasing a portion of a private company or to reject the opportunity.
Entrepreneurs will benefit by understanding what the motivations are and therefore what they need to do or change to increase their odds of attracting investment.
Investors will benefit by understanding their emotional triggers and balancing those motivators with objective critieria to help decrease the likelihood of making too risky of an investment.
Karen Rands has worked with entrepreneurs regarding attracting capital for over a decade. She has spent countless hours with investors discussing what caused them to invest and what did they learn from the investments that made money and those that did not. She will share some of those insights during this show.
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Karen Rands, as a micro-economist, entrepreneur advisor, investor educator, cross-country networker and business pivot master, will share her reflections on 2012 and outlook for 2013.
- Entrepreneur Trends
- Angel Investor Expectations
- Economic Policy Analysis
- Reflections of a Compassionate Capitalist
Lines will be open to ask questions and express your opinions as well.
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"Principle of the Game" is an original song and score by Karen Rands' daughter Shelby Bock. Shelby is singing and playing this song. It was recorded when she was 12, June 2012.
Depending on your age and you field of work, it may have been many years since you heard the term "microeconomics". Whether you heard the term recently or not, doesn't matter because you live and breath microeconomics every day. Heard of the trendy concept of "shop local" or "Small Business Saturday"? This segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show will explore two sides of the "microeconomic" coin. Sourcing of Capital and Sourcing of Customers...within the local community.
By definition, microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies the behavior of individuals and small impacting players in making decisions on the allocation of limited resources. For the purpose of this show, the limited resource is money. Whether that money is the investment capital of an angel investor, an SBA backed Micro-Loan or the money used by a customer to buy products and services in their local community. In both cases, they help fuel the growth of the local company so that they can in turn buy equipment, inventory, services, resources from either within their community or beyond those community virtual walls to even global providers. By helping companies succeed locally, they success has a ripple effect that leads to a global impact.
This is part of an ongoing education program for high net worth men and women interested in becoming angel investors and learning how to maximize the potential return on investment as they build generational wealth. The National Network of Angel Investors
This Compassionate Capitalist segment will focus on the most recent threat to limiting emerging growth and start up companies ability to effectively raise capital from private investors. The SEC is considering a proposal to increase the threshold for what is considered an Angel Investor. After so much effort has gone into increasing the ease at which an entrepreneur can find and attract sophisticated investors to their opportunity with the Jobs Act initiatives, any such increase will change the very foundation of angel investing in to early stage and start up companies.
Tune into this show to learn about the issue and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
Karen Rands will have a special guest, Marianne Hudson from the Angel Capital Association. The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures.
Do you believe in preserving the health of early-stage companies and their role in job creation? Then join with the National Network of Angel Investors as we join other angel investor organizations, thousands of individual angels, entrepreneurs and service providers in the Angel Capital Association campaign to "Protect Angel Funding".
One Simple Objective: Protect angel startup funding and the startup economy by urging regulators to preserve financial thresholds in the current accredited investor definition.
Go to this page to listen to the full webinar: http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/events/webinars/ Select : Protect Angel Startup Funding: Important Public Policy Update
Go to this page to get links to directly connect you to the regulators so your voice can be heard. http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/aca-public-policy-protect-angel-funding/
Entrepreneur beware - Equity Crowd Funding under Title III of the 2012 Jobs Act is still not authorized by the SEC. The SEC is still taking comments from the public regarding how the Jobs Act Title III Crowd Funding should be structured with a comment submitted by Senator Merkley as recent as April 29, 2014. However, we see companies claiming to be conducting a "crowd funding campaign" all over the place. This is very dangerous. They do not think they are breaking securities regulations or conducting fraud, but without the proper legal guidance and communication with the SEC, they very well may be. Ignorance, unfortunately, is not an excuse the SEC accepts when they decide to pursue legal action against a company or a CEO. Simply taking money from Accredited Investors to obtain start up financing is not enough if you do not have the proper paperwork in place.... wasn't the case before the Jobs Act and isn't the case now.
Tune in for this half hour segment to hear Karen's latest research on the matter and real life application of what can be done today to raise capital through General Solicitation.
NOTE: There are two types of crowd funding - rewards and equity. Rewards crowd funding has been legal and remains a legal way to attract capital to launch or grow a business. However, equity Crowd Funding must follow specific rules that went into effect in September 2013, specific to the Title II of the Jobs Act regarding Crowd Funding.
To contact Karen and request a meeting - to discuss raising capital, investing in start up companies, or creating a joint venture to help enterpreneurs and investors connect, please visit http://launchfn.com/contact.html and complete the form. A link to Karen's Calendar will be sent to you.
As part of our ongoing effort to educate the investors and entrepreneurs alike that may be new to game of selling/buying equity for cash, this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist show will review the history of Direct Public Offerings. DPOs are exactly as they sound. They have been around for generations but were rarely used as a vehicle for private companies to raise capital directly from the public. Primarily because of the regulations and controls placed on Broker Dealers that would have handled such a transaction.
With the advent of "Crowd Funding" and the release of the restrictions on "General Solicitation", the term "Direct Public Offering" is the new Black, so to speak. It is gaining momentum as a recycled term and it is important for you to understand the differences and nuances between Reg D 506c, Reg A, and DPO under the Reg D 504.
Karen Rands will share her research into this topic and equip her listeners with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding issuing an equity offering and participating in investing in an equity offering.
Compassionate Capitalist are men and women that invest time, money, resources into helping entrepreneurs bring innovation to the market and create jobs, ultimately creating wealth for themselves, the founders and other share holders.
To learn more about The National Network of Angel Investors go to http://nationalnetworkofangelinvestors.com
To connect with Karen Rands, go to http://launchfn.com/contact.html
The Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show continues with the Think & Grow Rich series for entrepreneurs with Episode 7: Think & Grow Rich: Imagination – Ideas become Fortunes. Napolean Hill discovered in his study of the most successful men of his day - man can create anything he imagines. He found then and it is still true today, man has discovered and harnessed more of natures forces during the past fifty years than during the entire history of the human race prior to that time. Man has conquered air so that birds are a poor match to the modern plane. Man had defied gravity to fly to the moon - and back, and now populate space with stations that can support life, again and again. Man has harnessed the forces of nature - wind, sun, water - to produce power sufficient to run our modern lives. Man has broken the most complex of chemical coding to be able to define the elements of our human DNA genome to identify markers for various physical characteristics, diseases, and even identify our common ancestry. At one point someone had an idea - a question that began with a "what if" and either by their own device answered the question or by harnessing the intellect and knowledge of others answered that question.
Tune into hear Karen Rands interview Jim Debetta for this exciting episode. Known nationally as a trusted coach and mentor to thousands of inventors and entrepreneurs, Jim knows how to take new ideas from a sketch on a napkin to selling the final product to major retailers worldwide. He has worked with hundreds of inventors and has seen first hand the power of harnessed imagination. To learn more about Jim, and gain access to his "Essential Steps to Inventing" worksheet, visit http://jimdebetta.com
To connect with Karen about this series or anything else visit http://launchfn.com
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