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3 Ways to Self-finance Your Growing Company

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Posted by Eamonn Percy - The Percy Group

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 01:07

The best capital to inject into your growing business, with the lowest cost, best terms and least dilution, is the capital you never have to raise or borrow.  External financing is a very resource intensive process, requiring an investment of time and energy which takes you away from the more important task of satisfying customers and growing a business.  In addition, the opportunity cost associated with a financing round can be significant and is often ignored by an entrepreneur, or at least underestimated, as many later stage technology entrepreneurs follow the “must get financing script”.  Finally, as with any monetary transaction, accepting debt or equity brings not only cash, but a partner, whether you like it or not.  For many companies, it’s just not worth it, particularly if there is a better way.



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Investing Lessons from the Farm

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Posted by Tony Sagami - Mauldin Economics

on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:35

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Image 1a 20160112 CTDMy parents were hard-working vegetable famers in western Washington, but making ends meet was always a struggle.

My classmates laughed at my hand-me-down clothes and logger boots with holes in the soles, but I never went to bed hungry and my mother kissed me goodnight every night until I left for college.

Farm work was hard and I hated it—I mean really hated it—at the time, but I now think that those years on the farm were the foundation of the success that I enjoy today.

Moreover, there’s a surprising number of investment lessons that I learned as the son of a farmer.

Boring Work Is the Most Important Work



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How to invest (and grow) your savings in 2016

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Posted by Simon Black - Sovereign Man

on Sunday, 10 January 2016 10:51

Unknown“Simon. What do you personally invest in?”

This is a question I’m often asked, particularly at the start of the new year.

I’m a value investor, which means I buy high quality assets “on sale” for less than their intrinsic value.

This includes private companies, real estate, productive agriculture…

And it also includes public companies (stocks).

Now, I’ve been publicly critical of the dangers of investing in the stock market...

But value investing is the exception.



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Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

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Posted by Warren Buffett via Business Insider

on Thursday, 07 January 2016 07:56

warren-buffett-204Warren Buffett, the billionaire "Oracle of Omaha" continues to be involved in some of the biggest investment playsin the world.

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.

His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.

We compiled a few of Buffett's best quotes from his TV appearances, newspaper op-eds, magazine interviews, and of course his annual letters.

....go HERE and continue scrolling to read all 23


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What I Learned In 35 Years of Setting and Achieving Annual Goals

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Posted by Eamonn Percy - The Percy Group

on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:11

imagesIn 1981, I was out on New Year’s Eve with a very good friend of mine, when the topic of setting goals came up in the conversation. Being New Year's Eve, it was inevitable that we would reflect upon the previous year and start thinking ahead to what we planned to achieve in the next year. We quickly came up with our goals for 1982, and literally scribbled them down on the back of a napkin at the bar. It was the first time I had set annual goals, and have not stopped since.

.....read more HERE


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