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Karen Rands is a bestselling author, a nationally recognized expert on angel investing and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. This show features conversations with business success experts, venture capitalists and venture catalysts, and leaders from the Angel Investor Community who provide insights on investing and wealth creation through entrepreneur business success. Subscribe and share this podcast to business owners and investors you know! Karen as an educator, author, investor and entrepreneur herself, has been involved in the early stage entrepreneur development and investor cultivation 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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Compassionate Capitalist Show: The Role of Private Equity Capital
00:49:00
Private Equity is the 3rd type of investment capital business owners use to grow their business, but often founders focus on attracting angel investors or VCs for growth capital.  PE Funds are also the primary acquirer of private companies.   Today, Domenic Rinaldi of Sun Acquisitions, will join Karen to discuss the role of Private Equity Funds as growth capital and also as an exit strategy for many closely held private companies.  Additionally, they will discuss the latest trends for private equity, and how to qualify for PE funds.   Domenic Rinaldi is the Owner and Managing Partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions. Dominic is also a speaker, author and host of the M&A Unplugged Podcast, available on all major podcast platform.  Learn more at:   www.sunacquisitions.com  Schedule a free consultation.  Karen Rands, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and author of the Best Seller, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Karen is successfully informing the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors together in the name of Compassionate Capitalism!  Join the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  Check out the book and get 12 of the 46 Inside Secrets Free http://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com With your purchase of the book, you get access to Karen's resource portal for investors.  Need capital to expand and move your business to the next level.  Karen has built the Launch Funding Network to do just that for entrepreneurs.  Learn More:  http://KarenRands.co   Schedule a free consultation Also available on Youtube as a video: https://youtu.be/tW66k1Y-k-M
Jan 19, 2021
Compassionate Capitalist - Role of Revenue in Value Based Acquisitions
00:50:00
Frankly, the reason to be an entrepreneur is to create wealth. Revenue and Profit is critical to that outcome. As you will discover in this conversation between Karen Rands & Paul D'Souza, revenue plays a huge role in the decision criteria for acquirers and is key factor in establishing the value of a business.  With so much hype on 'unicorns' and tech companies with huge valuations, it is important to note that the majority of exits are through acquisitions and grounded in tangible and measurable factors. Paul & Karen discuss why investor/funds look to the predictability of revenue flow, pipeline, and process management when identifying good acquisitions. Listen to learn what you need to do get your company on track to generate the revenue you need to achieve your goals and prepare your company for a successful exit. Paul D'Souza is a Venture Advisor to Loyal VC in Silicon Valley and a mentor at Founder Institute. Previously, he was the sales executive at RWD selling medical communication to the pharmaceutical industry and at Root Consulting focused on business intelligence solutions to fortune 500 companies. His currently offers his expertise as Chief Revenue Officer as a Service. For more information: www.CROaaS.com or pauldsouza.com/services Get a copy of his book: The Market Has Changed Have You Karen Rands is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and passionately teaches financial savvy investors the value of investing in entrepreneurs.  Her best seller, Inside Secrets To Angel Investing is a primer for that audience. Karen works with entrepreneurs seeking to attract funding for growth of their business operations and product launch. For more information and to schedule a free consultation visit http://karenrands.co
Jan 12, 2021
Compassionate Capitalist Show - Small Business Imperative: Security in the Cloud
00:41:00
With more people working from home and future of work likely to continue to be distributed, it is very important for Business Owners, CTO & CIOs to consider the vulnerability of their IT infrastructure, networks and data.  It isn't just the computer that employee is using, it is the home network they are on and all the other people in their household using the same network creating cracks that hackers, viruses, and malware can enter.   Shamil Mendis, VP of Sales & Marketing at Evicio, a business solutions provider focused on security, automation & staff augmentation, joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Show to discuss the challenges and solutions for maintaining the security and integrity of business owners' data and operations with a remote workforce.    Prior to joining Evicio, Shamil Mendis had decades of experience at the intersection of leadership, customer engagement, and business consulting. As a graduate of the University of Southern California, and a Gallup Certified Coach, Shamil has helped launch and advise startups in cutting edge technologies.  For more info: http://evicio.com  Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and has spent nearly 20 years helping entrepreneurs bring innovation to the market, get funded, and grow to be profitable businesses.   With her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, she is bringing more smart capital to the market to invest in entrepreneurs and share in the wealth created without all the risks.  For information about her book and services, and to sign up for her 'Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break' tips for entrepreneurs, visit http://karenrands.co Also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/L8j4uqrtwyE
Jan 05, 2021
Compassionate Capitalist Investing Strategy: Revenue Based Investments
00:57:00
In this Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen Rands is joined by Jonathon Bragdon, Founder of Capacity, to discuss Revenue Based Investments as a non-dilutive capital source gaining in popularity with entrepreneur founders and investors. Revenue Based Investments, also known as Royalty Financing, is a hybrid of debt and equity in that it can be converted to equity, unlike cash flow lending, yet is paid back as a percentage of revenue on a predictive basis until an agreed to multiple of the original amount is returned to the investor.  When the agreed to amount, usually 2x - 4x the investment, is paid back to the investor, the entrepreneur's obligation is fulfilled and the company retains any equity used as collateral on the financing.  The unique characteristics of Revenue Based Investments is well suited for businesses seeking growth capital to expand and have a long term vision for the future of their company to remain private. Investors accustomed to re-occuring revenue streams from their investments, can choose this type of investment in entrepreneur endeavors without the risk of waiting for the company to be acquired or go public in order to get their return on investment. Before founding Capacity as a fund for entrepreneur invesment and Capacity Partners to provide services to help companies increase revenue and capacity to scale, Jonathon Bragdon was a serial entrepreneur with numerous successful exits.  Most notable was Tricycle, acquired by Shaw Industries, which was also how Karen and Jonathon met as he sought capital through the Launch Funding Network and NBA&I. Karen Rands explains Revenue Based Investing as a wealth creation strategy in her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing Youtube https://youtu.be/S6NAj7FdE4w
Dec 29, 2020
Compassionate Capitalist Strategy: Bank On Your Self - Protect Your Assets
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Sarry Ibrahim joins Karen Rands on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show to help listeners understand how to pursue a purposeful investment strategy that minimizes risk and maximize the value of your portfolio to meet your evolving financial needs.  Sarry will share how one particular misunderstod financial management and investment tool could enable private investors and business owners to 'bank on themselves'. After getting his insurance licenses and working in the traditional insurance agency, Sarry Ibrahim’s saw an opportunity to exploit the unique framework of this one investment vehicle and founded the Financial Assett Protection program, a member of the Bank on Yourself Organization. FIN Asset Protection is a business that helps high net worth individuals, real estate investors, business owners and retirees grow and protect their wealth predictably and safely.  For more information about Financial Asset Protection, visit  https://finassetprotection.com/ Karen Rands educates and advises entrepreneurs and investors about methods and means to achieve generational wealth through funded innovation and successful launch and growth of businesses.  She wrote the best seller, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation as an educational tool to help investors of all types to learn how to invest in private equity and build a portfolio of minority positions in multiple entrepreneur endeavors as an asset class equal to real estate investment.  This is the cornerstone of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  To learn more, please visit https://www.karenrands.co/angel-investing-book/ View Video: https://youtu.be/cliBJBzv0Mo
Dec 22, 2020
Innovation, Entrepreneurism, and Wealth Creation from a Latina Investor
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Renata Marino joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Show to discuss the expectations women, particularly women of color, face and the challenges they overcome to break glass ceilings from corporate to getting funding as a female founder, and even when they move to the other side of the table as investors.   Karen and Renata discuss why is it that more women haven't made that same crossover to angel investing and even in the VC realm?   They also talk about best practices for female founders to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, and specifically to raise capital from their own experiences.  Renata Merino is a 20 year operator, x-investment banker, Chicago Booth MBA merit based scholar, Latina serial entrepreneur turned investor and venture capitalist.  As a female and Hispanic and one who has faced the roadblocks in raising capital, her mission is to be the "access to capital" for female and minority founders.  As a 20 year operator and serial entrepreneur, Renata brings firsthand knowledge and experience from both Fortune 500 and the startup world on how to build a business, product or service from an idea. Her passion lies in helping founders scale, while her analytical and strategic forte and network reputation is about delivering on a promise by returning the fund. Karen Rands has been building bridges between entrepreneurs and investors for over 20 years, coaching many entrepreneurs on growth strategies and providing access to capital.   Her best seller, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is a primer for investors to learn how to harness the wealth potential of entrepreneurism without all the risk.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co  Get her book on Amazon:  http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets and access to her investor resource portal Also available as video: https://youtu.be/eZxss-RUJrk
Dec 15, 2020
Business Success Strategy - How to 10x your sales and sustain your growth
00:53:00
Compassionate Capitalist episodes about Business Success Strategies have covered sales topics such as building a sales team; philosophy of selling; and integrating the sales model into the corporate culture. Today Karen Rands is joined by David Ledgewood - "Ledge" - to talk about the challenges Founders face when they must transition from 'Founder led sales" processes to sales strategy that will scale for unimpeded sales growth. It has become common place for businesses to outsource customer service, inbound sales management, customer support and application development.  Listen to hear how the team at ADD 1 Zero is pioneering the art and science behind outsourcing sales to help Founders face the challenge of implementing scalable sales teams and systems.  Ledge is the Managing Partner at Add1Zero where his team provides lead-to-close sales execution for B2B tech companies ready to leap from 6 to 7 digits of revenue.  From Corporate Services at PwC, Ledge moved into sales, working with corporate and startups, Ledge has closed over $35M, with an average deal size in excess of $150,000. He has deep-rooted expertise in selling software and services, and has helped several companies grow into the mid-7 figures.Visit https://add1zero.co/  to learn more. Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement to fund more innovation, create jobs, and create wealth for entrepreneurs and their investors. She wrote the best selling book on startup investor led finance - Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. To learn more, get her book and sign up for her email video tips, visit http://karenrands.co  Subscribe to the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast on top players, with over 140,000 downloads and 200 episodes, it is a leading business and finance podcast.  Available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/FufOCd6LnMI
Dec 08, 2020
Business Corporate Culture is their Brand, the Logo is Not, with Robert Manasier
00:50:00
A business brand is more than a logo or slogan, it is the full corporate culture of how they conduct business with their customers and partners, and their role in the community.  Robert Manasier joins Karen Rands to discuss the difference and the dispel confusion over a business 'brand'.   Key take aways: Don't raise money until you have customers. Branding is internal and external....communication, engaging the community of stake holders and customers.  Building a brand involves creating and building strategies, business execution plans and teams that get your business goals DONE. Robert Manasier has decades of international commercialization leadership and now serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence to the regional ecosystem of the Capital District of NY to assist the maturing of the startup and entrepreneurial companies in the affiliate partners.   He works with Innovate 518,  NY's Innovation Hot Spot, and Ignite U as an accelerator and mentors at FasterCapital is a virtual incubator based in Dubai Internet City.  More Info at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmanasier/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/in-focus-brands/ Karen Rands works with entrepreneurs that are 'stuck', due to lack of capital and operational systems that limit growth and customer acquisition.  She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investor, a primer for those seeking to create wealth by investing in entrepreneurs and funding innovation.  She is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  Karen managers the Launch Funding Network and the National Network of Angel Investors.   Visit http://karenrands.co to learn more and to subscribe to here Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break that is a weekly series of short video tips. 
Dec 01, 2020
The Next Giant Leap and "Collective Capitalism"
00:42:00
Cameron MacPherson has a Big Idea he is calling The Next Giant Leap.  MacPherson's publication of The Next Giant Leap offers open-source blueprints for communities to implement systems that can solve resource scarcity, reduce climate change and contribute to a growing thriving economy.  With every product, there is a by-product.  With every action, there is a reaction.  The Next Giant Leap systems interlink and interact so that those by-products and reactions are used to solve another problem or produce another resource for the betterment of the community and HumanKind.  Cameron and Karen explore these ideas and the concept of "collective capitalism" extensively on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalism Show, yet still only hit the highlights.   To learn more and get your own copy of The Next Giant Leap manifesto, visit: http://nextgiantleap.org We are seeking to shift a mindset from make, take, use, dispose TO make, take, use, reuse, recycle--- to minimize waste as we repurpose it to create abundance for humankind.  The Next Giant Leap can make the Green New Deal viable. Cameron MacPherson is a technologist and futurist who is passionate about social advancement. An enterprise systems analyst and software developer by trade, he leveraged his academic background in political science with his engineering perspective to create a new model: Collective Capitalism Karen Rands is visionary and passion behind the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   To learn more about how Karen helps entrepreneurs and investors in their quest for wealth, please visit http://karenrands.co and sign up for her Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Breaks and get a copy of her best seller primer for angel investors:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. 
Nov 24, 2020
Pitching Investors - Female Founders Conquering the Fear
00:47:00
Listen in as Karen Rands and Lauren Kane of VC Worthy Business discuss the changing landscape bringing more Female Founders and Investors to the table for wealth creation through successful entrepreneurship.  Women  traditionally have not had a seat at the proverbial table to attract angel and VC investment.  That is rapidly changing, which is also leading to women becoming active in the capital community investing in startups and early stage companies. In this episode Compassionate Capitalist Show you will hear how to approach raising capital and becoming VC ready from a place of power and   recommendation, best practices for preparing the pitch to make it your own. Lauren Kane, founded her firm VC Worthy Business specifically to work with Female Entrepreneurs across the country who are at a critical point in their business' growth and are seeking capital to accelerate momentum in their business and need help.  Prior to starting VC Worthy Business, Lauren worked with Golden Seeds, the renowned national female angel investor network,  as their Director of Operations and worked in the private sector in operations at companies involved analytics and business advisory. To learn more and connect with Lauren, visit https://www.vcworthybusiness.com/ Karen Rands is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the best selling author of the investor primer : Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Visit http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com to get a free excerpt of 12 of the 46 secrets and buy the book.  Karen offers advisory services to entrepreneurs and investors seeking to create wealth through funded innovation.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co youtube: https://youtu.be/VLMWKrQBK7k
Nov 17, 2020
Compassionate Capitalists: Shaping the Internet to Change the World
00:50:00
Karen Rands is joined by Scot Chrisman, former world class professional skier, #1 Sports Podcast host and now a top digital marketing expert, on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to talk about how entrepreneurs can use the Internet as a tool to explode SALES.  Using the Internet effectively in marketing to attract and convert customers is more than just SEO - Search Engine Optimization in a world of "Hey Google". With 4 Billion people (continuing growing) using the Internet for entertainment, commerce, and as a tool of convenience, the opportunity is big, but the noise and competition for attention is even greater than ever.   Listen and learn how to stand out, be found by your prospects, and convert them into customers.  This is critical insight that every entrepreneur, CEO, and investor needs to understand. You can learn more about the services Scot offers through his firm The Media House - https://themediahouse.co/ and pick up your free copy of the  5 DIGITAL MARKETING TOOLS THAT CREATE STRONGER CONVERSIONS. To learn more about how Karen Rands helps entrepreneurs gain access to capital through The Launch Funding Network, and investors evaluate and syndicate on investment opportunities, please visit http://karenrands.co  Click on Resources to get the 12 Top Inside Secrets from the 44 found in her best seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Click on Blog for full podcast library. Watch on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/CCv4dimd4Mo Please like the channel and share our shows. Want to listen as a podcast to past and future Compassionate Capitalist Shows? Available here and many more: Apple Podcast: http://bit.ly/KYR-Itunes Google Podcast: bit.ly/KYR-GooglePod
Nov 10, 2020
Compassionate Capitalists - 37 Angels Showing the Way for Women Angel Investors
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Karen Rands is joined by Angela Lee, Founder of 37 Angels to talk about learning to be an angel investor and growing the community of women angel investors.   Angela shares her journey to becoming an angel investor, the passion and purpose behind starting 37 Angels 8 years ago, and the 4 Ps of evaluating a startup investment deal.     37 Angels has been successful with 75 portfolio companies in part because of their focus on educating investors with their BootCamp to give the the knowledge and tools to feel comfortable with making angle investments -  To "Shine a light into the black box of Angel investing". Learn More at http://www.37angels.com/ Angela Lee is currently the Professor of Practice - VC/Leadership & Strategy at Columbia Business School, having previously served as Chief Innovation Officer in executive roles.  Within that expertise, since 2010 she has been a called upon speaker and trainer on the topics of innovation, inclusion and investing at NASA, Amazon, BMW, NYSE and even the Whitehouse, just to name a few. Karen Rands is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and is a catalyst for funding innovation with her best selling finance education book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   Get more information and connect with Karen at http://karenrands.co  This video is part of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast with new shows each Tuesday.   Check out all the prior episodes and find your preferred podcast player at http://karenrands.co/blog As a video:  https://youtu.be/yqepjHX5NM0
Nov 03, 2020
Compassionate Capitalism and the Financial Renaissance of the Black Community
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What if there was a way to do what many have unsuccessfully tried and many think impossible: to invest in low- economic neighborhoods, benefit the community and actually make money at the same time?  We are on the threshold, if we do this right, that history will look back on this time as the turning point for an urban renaissance.  Terrence Gallman, of Gallman Investments joins Karen Rands to discuss the dystopia that exists in many urban communities due to decades of limited investment in resources and virtually no access to capital for real estate development and redevelopment, and commercial businesses.  During their conversation you will hear about the factors that have led to this situation across America and the public / private partnerships being formed with Investors, Foundations, Family Offices, and Economic Development entities to turn the tide, because all can rise when the tide of capital rises to uplift those that have been forsaken and left behind.  Terrence Gallman is the esteemed author of Wall Street Bonds: The Urban Renaissance, a book about a financial and social revolution that could raise up the people and the GDP at the same time.   To learn more and connect with Terrence, find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theurbanren Karen Rands is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She wrote the best selling finance book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, and is working on her next best seller about how entrepreneurs can get unstuck and scale their companies to a successful exit.   Information about her company's services and to connect with her please visit http://karenrands.co This episode is also available on youtube: https://youtu.be/H6pZu0QR26M
Oct 27, 2020
Compassionate Capitalist & the Challenge of Building a Successful Sales Machine
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In this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast/Video Series, Karen Rands talks with John Klymshyn, the Business Generator, about the challenge of building effective and consistent performing sales machine in a company. They explore the difference in Sales Leadership vs Sales Management, and the concept of hiring right, executive delegation, and the importance of retention in your sales force.  You'll also learn why so may Startup founders get stuck because of the mindset they are the only ones that can sell and not delegate to Sales Management, and how to over come it. John Klymshyn is the author of several industry leading books and audio books, A international Speaker, and Navy Veteran. Mindful Leadership Coach. whose motto is "Your Path to The C Suite is All About The Language!" His company is The Business Generator, Inc where for 21 years he has been providing inspirational management training and coaching for C Suite and Sales teams. Learn more at http://Klymshyn.com -- digital courses and resources And listen to John's Podcast, YourStartupAdvisor at: https://www.klymshyn.com/podcasts Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing -- top primer for learning how to invest in entrepreneurs and share in the wealth they create when they succeed.  She is a top speaker about economic growth and empowerment through creating successful ecosystems of entrepreneurs and investors.  She leads the Compassionate Capitalist Movement Learn more at http://karenrands.co Click on Resources tab get her book info and free excerpt of the top 12 of 47 Inside Secrets. also available as a video https://youtu.be/5nKf_9IZ6QM         https://youtu.be/5nKf_9IZ6QM
Oct 20, 2020
Cannabis Capitalism and the Current State of Canna Banking
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One of the biggest challenges the canna industry faces is getting access to traditional commercial financial services.   In this video/podcast you will learn that as with any new industry that is rapidly growing, even one fraught with regulatory hurdles, there are innovators that figure out how to overcome the challenges so that business can move forward.  Peter Su, VP of BNB Bank, joins Karen Rands to talk about the current state of affairs when providing banking services to business operating from seed to sale in the canna industry.  Karen & Peter talk about the clever work arounds for offering non-cash sales transactions and the regulatory bureaucracy banks must deal with when servicing canna business customers.   You won't believe it.   With the MORE Act pending in congress to decriminalize cannabis (Marijuana) at a Federal level, it is interesting to consider not only what problems it will solve, but also the problems it could create. Peter Su is the Vice President of BNB, a Private Banking firm providing financial services to Cannabis Companies from Seed to Sale.  He is a Certified Treasury Professional and Cannabis Banking Professional. Peter is member of the Banking and Financial Services committee on the National Cannabis Industry Association. https://www.bnbbank.com/ Learn More: https://www.bnbbank.com/news/bnb-bank-offers-banking-services-to-authorized-hemp-firms/ Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, the primer for how to get started investing in entrepreneurs.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co  Also available as a youtube video: https://youtu.be/cUQngwkcOk0 Please Rate and Share  
Oct 13, 2020
Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Solve Problems as Compassionate Capitalists
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Karen Rands is joined by Dr. Laquita Blockson, Founding Faculty Director of Social Innovation Graduate Program, Masters in Social Innovation, at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA to discuss how Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship works to solve society challenges with business solutions.   Through this Master of Arts program in Social Innovation, students learn to take business principles and adapt them to solve complex, real-world challenges to create a more socially just world. Students attain the knowledge and skills to become leading social innovators and change-makers within various industries and fields and learn to make informed decisions, influence policy, and affect positive change. Upon graduation, students are prepared to launch a social venture or to secure a management position within for-profit, government, and nonprofit sectors.   As our world is plagued by real problems of poverty, environmental destruction, access to health care, hunger, racial conflict, affordable housing and on, it is encouraging to know leaders are being cultivated to turn innovation and entrepreneurship into economic opportunity to make positive change. For more information about the program, please visit https://www.agnesscott.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-programs/social-innovation/index.html   You can contact Dr. Blockson through her faculty page on the website. Karen Rands is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement to bring more capital in the market for entrepreneurs to bring innovation to market, create jobs to grow our economy, and create wealth for the founders and investors.   To get her book about angel investing and learn more about services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors, visit http://karenrands.co
Oct 06, 2020
Vertical Farming Hits its Stride with Eden Green Technology
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Hydroponic and Vertical Farming is a technoligical advancement in agriculture that shows great promise in creating sustainable farming, reducing environmental impact, and improving access to produce in densely populated communities.   Eddy Badrina is CEO of Eden Green Technology, a vertical farming technology company dedicated to changing the way we farm our food and feed our communities with their regenerative business model.  Eddy joins Karen Rands on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to talk about the advancement of this Agro-Tech for economies of scale for making this an affordable and effective method for urban farming.  In one year, a 1.5 acre greenhouse built with Eden Green’s technology (on a roof top or in repurposed empty office and retail locations) can grow 2.7 million heads of leafy greens and harvest 11-13x more times than a traditional farm, while using exponentially less energy and water than a typical greenhouse. Visit https://www.edengreen.com/ to learn more about the technology and the company mission to help the world grow produce locally to end food insecurity and regional food dependence, and more how their regenerative business model is profitable and offers community impact sufficient to sustain charitable contribution of 10% of the product for non-profits in the community.  Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, dedicating to bringing more resources, capital, and accessibility to entrpreneur endeavors to bring innovation to the market, create jobs, and wealth for all those involved.   Learn more about how Karen and her team work with entrepreneurs and investors to succeed at http://karenrands.co  This podcast is also recordes as a youtube video: https://youtu.be/85oVrF0UYQw
Sep 29, 2020
The Business of Blockchain - Securing the Movement of Data
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Linda Goetze, the President/CEO of the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist broadcast to talk about the current state of the industry for Blockchain.   Blockchain is the framework for the secure transmission and verification of data, documents and application elements.   Digital Coins and Cryptocurrency is most often associated with Blockchain but as you will hear from Linda and Karen, that is just one of many use cases for Blockchain.   Watch/Listen to learn the basics of what makes Blockchain a technology disruption for data and commercial transactions and management.  Linda & Karen also discuss the challenges and opportunities for commercial adoption of this technology platform.  Linda Geotze began her journey with Blockchain with the buying and selling of cryptocurrency in 2012.  She realized the underlying technology had potential to fundamentally change business transactions and make our personal and commercial digital entities more secure.  She got involved with broader Blockchain community, leading to her leadership in the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce.  She was named top 100 Women in Blockchain.    To get more information about Linda and the Blockchain Ecosystem, visit https://www.blockchainecosystem.io/  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and committed to funding innovation that can create jobs in the community and bring wealth to the founders and investors.   She calls that the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. To learn more about Karen and how her team helps entrepreneurs and investors succeed visit http://karenrands.co 
Sep 22, 2020
$150M invested in Newchip Accelerator Startups from Around the World
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Karen Rands is joined by Ryan Rafols, the founder of the hot new startup cohort in Austin, TX:  Newchip Accelerator where they offer Silicon Valley moxie to Startups from around the world with amazing results.  Just since 2019, Newchip's 200 graduates have represented 30+ Countries and 150+ Cities.   On average they have raised 17.5x more funding than average startups for a total of more than $150M in funding raised.   Ryan and Karen will discuss the vision behind NewChip and the secret of their success.  Part of their success can be attributed to their rigourous application process on the front end and their connection of graduates to their investment community from around the world on their quarterly demo days.  It is what happens in between that leads to the true success of their program and what squarely puts Ryan and Newchip in the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. Ryan Rafols is the Founder and CEO of Newchip. After multiple startup exits, he launched Newchip to bridge Silicon Valley level mentorship and investors with startups around the globe. To learn more about Newchip visit:  https://launch.newchip.com/ Karen Rands is the Founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and CEO of Kugarand Capital Holdings, a premier advisory firm for entrepreneurs seeking to accellerate their growth to grow nationally and get access to capital through her Launch Funding Network.  Through her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investors, investor resource portal and due diligence services, Karen helps  investors learn how to create wealth and mitigate risk when investing in the private equity of entrepreneurial endeavors from startup to emerging growth stages.   To learn more, visit: http://karenrands.co
Sep 15, 2020
Pros & Cons for Raising Capital Direct to Investors vs Angel Investors & VCs
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You know you need to raise capital, but how? Do you go the traditional Angel Investor to VC that most tech companies follow or is one of the 5 ways to solicit for investment from the public (Crowd Funding) the best route for your company? In this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen will explore which methods are best for the specific companies raising capital, and when should strategies be integrated. Since the JOBS Act of 2012, 5 methods for raising capital from a crowd found have been added to the traditional pipeline of Friends & Family, to Angel Groups, to VCs. They are Reward Based CrowdFunding, Equity Based CrowdFunding (REG CF), Intrastate Crowdfunding, REG D 506c and Reg A+. Karen has worked with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, educating them on the best practices to succeed in business and get the funding necessary to reach their goals... for the company seeking capital and the investor seeking to get a good return on their investment. Karen Rands uses her podcast platform to amplify her message that the greatest way to create wealth is to have a successful entrepreneur endeavor, and the 2nd best way is by being an investor in a successful start up the scales and exits by selling the company or going through an initial public offering. She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing that is a primer for those seeking to increase their wealth by owning a percentage of multiple private companies. To learn more about Karen's company and the services they offer to entrepreneurs and investors, and to get her book, please visit http://karenrands.co Subscribe, Rate/Like to the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast.
Sep 08, 2020
Compassionate Capitalist - Predictable Strategies for Scaling a Company
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Compassionate Capitalists invest in private companies to bring innovation to market, create jobs and grow the local economy!  To get the return on investment, it requires an exit - IPO or selling the company.  This is true for the founder too.  Positive exits don't happen by magic, they happen when the founders & exec team SCALE the Company to be worthy of the multiple expected for the target ROI. This interview with Zahir Ladhani looks at the growth strategies that are tried and true, mathematically data grounded, and necessary for the desired out come.  Unfortunately, not every CEO follows this road map. They may find themselves stuck and their investors frustrated. Strategy is fun, but if proper steps haven't been taken, it is an exercise in futility. Listen and learn how to get unstuck or avoid the pitfalls of stagnation so you can SCALE to get the exit and return on investment you expected when you launched your company or invested in that startup.  Zahir Ladhani serves as the Managing Director of Velocity Strategic Consulting, a firm that guides CEOs and Exec teams to accelerate and manage business growth. Zahir brings more than 30 years of ‘in the trenches’ experience starting with the acquisition of Salary.com by Kenexa and then IBM's acquisition of Kenexa. More info and contact Zahir:  https://velocitystrategicconsulting.com/ Karen Rands is the sought after expert on raising private capital and managing direct public offerings under Reg CF, Reg D 506c, Reg A+ and Intrastate Exemption Reg D 504 offerings. She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  For more info and to connect visit http://karenrands.co Also on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/TPQUniG5nOk
Sep 01, 2020
Women Entrepreneurs - How to Decide to Start a Business and Conquer Capital
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Stefanie Diaz, Founder of Powered by Verve and Host of She Conquers Capital podcast, joins Karen on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist show to talk about how women can get started with their own business with confidence and raise the capital they need to succeed as an entrepreneur.   Listen to their dynamic conversation about the importance of understanding your motivation to start a business, overcoming and learning from the objections of potential investors, and getting a seat at the table for wealth creation through successful entrepreneurship.  Stefanie Diaz is an Advisor for Zane Venture Fund and a Co-Chair for the TiE Atlanta Angels Screening Committee. She volunteers her expertise as an Advisor at Atlanta Tech Village and a 4-time mentor at Techsquare Labs’ $100k Atlanta Startup Battle. Stefanie has been named Atlanta Startup Wonder Woman by Hypepotamus and listed as one of 39 Atlanta Female Leaders to Follow by Startup Sisters. You can learn more and connect at: https://poweredbyverve.com/ Her podcast, She Conquers Capital, can be found on Apple Podcast and Spotify.  This podcast is also available as a video: https://youtu.be/2KnmeIywG_c Karen Rands has been named Advocate of the Year for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism.  She is the author of the best selling primer for investors learning how to invest in entrepreneurs: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   She has advised over 100 entrepreneurs on access to capital and has spent 20 years bringing entrepreneurs and investors together to fund innovation and be a catalyst for economic growth.   Learn more and connect at https://karenrands.co  Subscribe to this podcast on Apple, Stitcher, Tunein, Pandora, Spotify and more. 
Aug 25, 2020
Compassionate Capitalists Investing in Life Sciences Startups - BioAngels
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The life cycle and milestones used to measure progress and assess risk of Life Sciences companies as an early stage, pre-revenue company, is different than that of a tech or consumer product company. Often there isn't a MVP, Minimum Viable Product, or a prototype, or a beta version to validate that the innovation works. Customer validation usually doesn't come until much later in the lifecycle so it is assumed based on the medical break through intended to solve and address the suffering of an identified market. Investors committed to bringing bio and medical innovations to the market are the minority in the broad scope of angel investors and angel investor groups. In this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen Rands is joined by Yaniv Sneor, co-founder of the Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA), a life science angel investor group (bioangels.net), where he administers MABA’s internal investment pools, and their co-investment Sidecar Fund (https://sidecarfund.bioangels.net/), for non MABA member investors, to discuss how and why the group formed and their unique approach investing in life sciences companies.  Educated as a physicist, Mr. Sneor made the transition into the business world about 30 years ago, at which point he took the helm of his first company.  Mr. Sneor has held every C-level position and led his companies through merger, acquisition, capitalization, and turnaround leadership  with companies ranging from start-up to growth stage. Mr. Sneor is also currently the CEO of Native State Therapeutics, an early state biotechnology company in the neurodegeneration field. Educated as an economist, Karen Rands is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and author of the best selling Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  http:/karenrands.co Also available as a video: https://youtu.be/hsKWwjuLsQY
Aug 18, 2020
Cannabis Capitalist Show Explores the Science of CBD & Endocannabinoid Medicine
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During this episode of the Cannabis Capitalist show, Dr. Sandra Carrillo joins Karen Rands to discuss how medical breakthrough in understanding the human endocannabinoid system interacts with CBD cannabinoids to reduce the suffering from enzyme deficiency and restore health and well being. Listen to gain a better understanding of how the cannabinoids found in Hemp and Cannabis connect with the CB1 (Neural) & CB2 (Immune) receptors of the human endocannabinoid system as a medical treatment for ailments such as epilepsy, memory loss, pain management, mental illness, and much more.  Similar to how long term vitamin deficiency can lead to degradation of organs, bones, and immune systems in the human body, medical research is showing that enzyme deficiencies within the endocannabinoid system is the cause of epilepsy and other neuro-muscular seizures.  Dr. Sandra Carrillo is a Specialist in Cannabinoids Based Medicine and the President of the Colombian Medical Association of Cannabis Medicine. She is the Professor in charge of the Scientific Program of Medical Cannabis Faculty of Medicine University of Panama and is working on educational program to train Doctors and Health Care Practitioners around the world on use of cannabinoids to treat endocannabinoid enzyme deficiencies. She can be reached at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandracarrillomd/ Karen Rands is a leading expert on economics, entrepreneur development and wealth creation through investing in entrepreneurs.   More info is about her offerings and her best selling book for angel investors available at http://karenrands.co This interview is also available at https://youtu.be/IWfs-sPq9AQ
Aug 11, 2020
Using Debt Wisely When Growing A Business, Improving the Bottom Line
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Entrepreneurs do a lot of planning - planning their launch, or how to get more customers, planning who to hire.  Often planning their capitalization strategy never happens. There are many options available for equity investment capital and loans / debt. Knowing when to seek and use different short term and long term debt and how they affect your cash flow and your balance sheet is critical for maintaining growth momentum and for positioning your company for acquisition.   Tiffany C. Wright is the Founder of The Resourceful CEO and author of 'The Funding is Out There!  Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business'. After more than 20 years as a business owner, business investor, business & finance consultant, and interim CFO and CEO, she is an excellent guest to discuss small business finance challenges and opportunities with host, Karen Rands, on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio.  Tiffany helps small to medium B2B companies restructure their operations and finances to generate higher revenue, stronger cash flow, and greater profits. This podcast is also available as a video on youtube:  https://youtu.be/fm7V0YCbV6g Karen Rands, at http://karenrands.co , helps angel investors and angel investor clubs with due diligence and advising.  She works with companies with growth potential that have plateaued and need business and capital strategy to scale. 
Aug 04, 2020
The Human Side of Leadership When Preparing to Scale Your Company
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"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." John Maxwell  The 'buy in' part can be customers, partners and investors. Each are motivated in different ways, and all are critical to the success of the business.  You will find universal agreement that the leadership skill set for standing in the fire as as a startup founder and building a team to launch and the skill set to build a team to grow the company and manage all the moving parts to scale through growth stages is are different.  Startup Founders can and must be hands-on, involved in much of the day to day and the strategic planning.  As the company grows in employees and operations, it is impossible to be involved in everything. How does the Founder/CEO navigate that transformation?  Listen and learn. Tune in to this Compassionate Capitalist Podcast conversation with Karen Rands and Jason Adler to learn why and how to become the leader you need to be to scale your company to a profitable exit. Jason Adler is a certified John Maxwell business coach. Jason brings over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for managers, executives, and business owners in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  To learn more, please visit: https://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/jasonadler Karen Randshas coached hundreds of startups how to launch and get funding, with an emphasis now on companies poised to SCALE if they can get UNSTUCK.   She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing... creating wealth through equity ownership in multiple companies.
Jul 28, 2020
Growth of Angel Capital in Secondary Markets - Louisiana
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Angel Investing is strong in places like San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. Popular opinion is that 'secondary markets' in the Midwest and the South don't have much in the way of innovation and committed capital. That is changing. Places like Louisiana are stepping up and building entrepreneur and investor ecosystems to help their economies thrive. The Bayou will never be a 'Silicon Valley' but they are making great strides in creating their own 'movement' to fund innovation and create wealth through successful entrepreneurism in Louisiana.  Karen's Guest on this Compassionate Capitalist show, Skip Boudreaux shares his commitment to growing the Louisiana entrepreneur ecosystem and explains how ACR helps entrepreneurs and innovation get to market, create jobs, grow the economy and create wealth for all those involved...he is a true Compassionate Capitalist. Kyle "Skip" Boudreaux spent many years in the entrepreneur trenches before becoming an investment advisor and catching the angel investor bug. From his experience working with Angel Investors in his community, he realized due diligence was one of the biggest challenges individual and angel investor groups faced when making an investment decision. He launched ACR - Acadian Capital Research to provide non-biased deal flow, filtering, due diligence, and research to its accredited investor clients. Recently, Skip was named one of the 100 most influential people in Louisiana’s startup scene by Silicon Bayou News. More Info: Acadian Capital Research Also available to view as a video: https://youtu.be/Q86dKu035Ug Karen Rands is the best selling author of Insides Secrets to Angel Investing and leads the Compassionate Capitalist Movement More Info: http://karenrands.co 
Jul 21, 2020
Revolutionizing How VC & Angel Investment Decisions are Made
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For Compassionate Capitalists committed to investing in entrepreneurs to bring innovation to market, create jobs, and create wealth, deciding which investments are most likely to succeed is a challenge.  The market operates on an assumption that only one out of 10 will produce enough of a return to offset the losses and small gains generated by the other 9.   For the most part, the approach to investing in entrepreneurs is an inexact science. Joe Milam, Founder at AngelSpan/The Legacy Funds, joins Karen Rands on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show to discuss how they are bringing WallStreet caliber analytics and fresh perspective on portfolio management to Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors. Karen and Joe discuss the past, present and potential future of making better investments in startups -- mitigating risks and making money by using analytics and risk management tools long employed by successful wallstreet fund managers.Learn more about AngelSpan Charts from How to Deploy More Capital With Confidence presentation are included in video. See the full presentation here: https://docsend.com/view/hmy5wzj Entrepreneur and Investor webinars on best practices and those links can be found on Karen's Blog. https://www.karenrands.co/revolutionizing-how-vc-&-angel-investment-decisions-are-made Karen Rands is a nationally recognized expert on the mindset of angel investors, and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, a primer for those new to angel investing and want to evaluate the risk and rewards, and have a road map for getting started in angel investing.  Learn More Watch the podcast as video recording:  https://youtu.be/saXH9A1eRXg  
Jul 14, 2020
To Invest or Not Invest - Due Diligence Will Shine a Light
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When it comes to Compassionate Capitalism, as with any investment Due Diligence is a critical part of the investment decision process.  What is it exactly?  What do investors look for?  What should entrepreneurs have ready?  What are the best practices for the Due Diligence records?   Listen to this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast for the Answers.   Karen Rands, as the author of the bestselling investor primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investor, emphasizes Due Diligence throughout the book and provides templates and tools for investors in the investor portal that comes with the purchase of the book:  Learn More and get a free ebook of 12 of the 46 Inside Secrets.   Her firm, Kugarand Capital Holdings, assists company founders and C-level executives to understand what their funding options are and the strategy to attract the capital.   As Managing Director for the National Network of Angel Investors, Karen assists Angel Investors and Groups with Due Diligence best practices.  Learn More KarenRands.co Karen's guest on this episode is Graham Gintz, serves as the Sourcing and Fundraising Associate at Techstars Social Impact, is a diligence analyst at Atlanta Technology Angels, and holds an MBA from Georgia Tech.  Graham is the Founder of Knightley, which provides founders a ready-made data room to help organize their business for growth and any future fundraising processes. Knightley is Graham's 3rd company as a founder, and he has served as a first 10 employee at 3 other investor backed startups.  To learn more about Knightley and try out their due diligence portal visit:   Knightley.co
Jul 07, 2020
Sheets & Giggles - Building a Company to Scale with Specific Intent
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Colin McIntosh, Founder and CEO of Sheets & Giggles, joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show to share his journey to identify a way to address a cause he was passionate about with a clear material need in the market, make a profit each step of the way as the company scaled and have some fun doing it.   S&G is a luxury brand in the $12B US Bedding space that offers a sustainable alternative with eucalyptus bedding.  Softer and more breathable for body temperature fluctuations, eucalyptus derived bedding uses up to 96% less water to make than cotton, and requires no insecticides or pesticides to grow and harvest.  S&G validated their market with a successful Indiegogo reward crowdfunding campaign raising $284,000 in 2018 and went on to raise nearly $2M in venture capital, leading to a record $1M in revenue in its first 12 months of sales.  This is a case study in an entrepreneur journey to use crowd funding to validate a market, get to market, attract venture capital, and scale to $1M in sales the first year and a story that you will want to hear.    Learn more about Sheets & Giggles at http://sheetsgiggles.com  Listeners get a discount on a purchase with the discount code Karen Rands.  Like this info and want more tips on creating wealth through entrepreneurism and investing in entrepreneurs?  Sign up for the Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break - short video tips sent about once a week.  http://bit.ly/CCCB-signup You can learn more about the services Karen offers entrepreneurs and investors, and get a free excerpt "12 Inside Secrets" from her best selling book "Inside Secrets to Angel Investing" at http://karenrands.co under the Resources tab
Jun 30, 2020
Compassionate Capitalist: The Black Lives Prosperity: Past, Present, Future PT2
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The wealth gap between white and black communities because of systemic racism and the resulting obstacle for building equity and wealth  is astounding  This is part 2 of Karen Rands' series on Black Economic Empowerment and Prosperity.  This episode addresses the 10X prosperity gap, as reported by the Brookings Institute (AVG Black Household net worth is just $17,150 in 2016, while the average white household is $171,000) and suggests causes for that vast divide that compounded over time and builds upon the research and insights provided in Episode 1. Here, Karen discusses the cycles of prosperity for Blacks in a segregated America, often followed by violence and out right biased legislative and financial practices intended to help enrich White while prohibiting Blacks from participating in those same economic and educational opportunities. Karen touches on the challenges with public education, higher education, societal beliefs that infect the black identity in America and the historic lack of capital. which even manifested itself in the disbursement of COVID19 CARE funds for small businesses. Karen offers insight into new opportunities in education, entrepreneurism, access to capital for Black Americans.  She provides a strong call to action for successful black business owners, and 'white' corporations, investors, VCs and Family Offices to be proactive in identify black empowerment and black entrepreneur programs and initiatives to engage and uplift after havinb been, intentionally and unintentionally, excluded from the prosperity that comes from entrepreneurism and the investment in entrepreneurs. The many lnks referenced in the podcast can be found in the blog post for this segment at XXXX The live video of this podcast is to see Karen's passion on this topic in action: https://youtu.be/52Ta1wH_Ch8
Jun 23, 2020
Compassionate Capitalist: The Black Lives Economic Story: Past, Present, Future.
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True equality comes with economic prosperity. The Compassionate Capitalist Podcast will explore the history of black enterprise, and government policies intended to aid in economic prosperity, and the racist practices that created barriers and obstacles to African American prosperity so that wealth and education gap which exists today has its roots dating back to the late 1800.  History shows time and time again how naive, well intentioned white people, in the spirit of compromise, released authority and control to other white people that had a sole intent to harm and hinder black people from achieving equality - socially and economically.  There are many examples of progress being made and initiatives seeking to grow black entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and reinvestment into the communities that have been neglected and abandoned.   As we look forward with these new sources of funding and entrepreneur development, we must also look back to see how to fix the fissure that over a 100 years of systemic racism has caused in our communities.  If you are opposed to giving hand outs, then give a hand up.  Work to get the loopholes that enable racists to harm and prevent the success and empowerment of people of color out of our financial, judicial, and legislative systems. Links referenced in the podcast: Economic Wealth Gap: https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/06/27/1-demographic-trends-and-economic-well-being/ History of Black Veterans:https://www.history.com/news/gi-bill-black-wwii-veterans-benefits Drug Policy & Race: https://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/race-and-drug-war Banks:https://afrotech.com/top-5-black-owned-banks-in-america Funding: https://kevintpayne.com/top-vc-firms/ Top 100: https://www.blackenterprise.com/be100s/ System Racism Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ
Jun 16, 2020
Economic Crisis - Why? Economic Strategy & Opportunities to Lead to Recovery
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Karen Rands is an economist by training and passion.  In March 2019 she interviewed Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute at Auburn about his book The Skyscraper Curse and discussed the factor leading to his prediction, based on Austrian Business Cycle Theory, of an economic collapse in 2020.   In the middle of a pandemic, extreme civil unrest, extremists bent on destruction, we find ourselves in the beginning of what many predict as the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression.  Dr. Thornton joins Karen on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show to discuss the cause and triggers of this economic collapse and ideas for how we will create an economic recovery.  Will cannabis be the holy grail to solve our problems at multiple levels?  Free Resources from Dr. Thornton and the Mises Institute: Bust Wasn't Called by the Virus:  https://mises.org/wire/bust-wasnt-caused-virus Economics of Prohibition: https://mises.org/library/economics-prohibition-0 Prior Podcast from 2019: http://bit.ly/CCRadio-sckyscraper Watch this video interview version: https://youtu.be/Kbn931hYQQA Dr. Mark Thornton is senior fellow at Ludwig von Mises Institute.  He is the author of numerous economic theory books and frequent speaker.  Learn more and contact Dr. Thornton at: https://mises.org/profile/mark-thornton Karen Rands is the author of the best selling finance education book: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  She is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and investors.  Learn more at : http://karenrands.co 
Jun 09, 2020
How Getting Shot Through the Nose led to the Compassionate Capitalist Movement
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This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast is different than Karen's usual interview of experts and influencers about creating and growing successful entrepreneur companies, and creating wealth by investing entrepreneur endeavors. This is a replay of Karen Rands by Scott Johnson about her experience of getting shot through the nose.  On June 2nd 1985, Karen Rands was shot through the nose by the I-95 Sniper as she was returning home from the airport in Jacksonville, Fl.  As a personal and private part of her life, Karen had not talked about this life changing event very much when she met Scott Johnson at a podcast convention in 2019.  His podcast, What Was That Like, explores the extraordinary things that happen to ordinary people.   In this replay of Scott's interview of Karen, she shares the details of the event, what it was like at that time, and how it was a part of the series of events leading to Karen stepping up to launch the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   To see show notes, links to articles about the event and more pictures from the original interview from Sept 2019, click here: Episode 33 To learn more about Karen Rands and the Compassionate Capitalist Movement visit http://karenrands.co  When you visit Karen's website, sign up for her Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break email with short how to videos on topic relevant to entrepreneurs and investors.  To get her best-selling finance book: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, or a free document of the top 12 of the 47 secrets shared in her book on how to create wealth through investing in entrepreneurs, click here
Jun 02, 2020
Cannabis Capitalism - Investing in Canna for Retirement
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Karen Rands brings Compassionate Capitalist viewers & listeners another episode of Cannabis Capitalism with her interview of Michael Scott, Founder and CEO, and Todd Sullivan, Co-CEO, of Cannapreneur Partners.   Karen, Michael & Todd discuss the challenges and opportunities for investing in canna businesses. With a predicted 14% year on year growth trend, the canna industry is expected to be $30B by 2025 making it a hot investment sector to diversify into in a portfolio.  Smart investors are learning how to unlock the liquidity of their 401Ks and reap financial rewards of tax free investing in the growing legal cannabis market. Cannapreneur Partners approaches the opportunities they see with deep financial analytical modelling and proprietary due-diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs enabling great synergies and explosive growth with cash flow in canna investments. Listen to learn: ~ Why Cannabis is the hottest investment sector over the next 5 years ~ Details about how to turn your 401K into a tax free shelter for private investments, even Cannabis investment For more information and a copy of the Michael's book, visit:  http://cannapreneurpartners.com Watch as Youtube: https://youtu.be/NMKUppGoqLw Karen Rands is the author of the best selling finance education book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  Karen advises entrepreneurs on best practices for growing their companies and access to capital.  She assists investors and angel investor groups with due diligence and syndication within her Launch Funding Nework and National Network of Angel Investors. 
May 26, 2020
Merger & Acquisitions - Most Likely Way to Get a Return on Your Angel Investment
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IPOs get the big press.   Mergers & Acquisitions are usually private transactions.  Startup Founders and their investors plan for an 'exit' that sometimes may be an Initial Public Offering - IPO - but usually the most likely exit happens much sooner than an IPO, when the company gets acquired by a fund or another bigger company.   Listen to this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show to host Karen Rands, and guest Ted Bender, discuss the differences in types of acquisitions:  horizontal, vertical, consolidation, strategic, market expansion, roll-up and  how they might pursued as an exit strategy.  Most acquisitions are calculated as a multiple on EBITDA.  For startups and early stage companies, sometimes there is a intangible factor such as the strategic value of tech or customer set that isn't measured by profit.   And then there is 'timing'... when do you sell and does there come a time of diminishing return?  Ted Bender is an expert in the M&A space, founding Croft & Bender, a highly regarded Investment Bank, with 3 private equity funds that invested in more than forty companies across various industries and growth stages. Currently Ted owns & operates TJ Bender & Company, which provides M&A, capital raising, and strategic advisory services to businesses, family offices, and private equity firms. Karen Rands  advises Founders & CEOs on growth strategies and access to capital through her Launch Funding Network.  She works with private investors and family offices on due-diligence and company operational reviews. She is the best selling author of financial primer for angel investors:  Inside Secret to Angel Investing.  
May 19, 2020
Turning Abandoned Coal Fields into a Bee Sanctuary - Impact Investing 2020
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Kirk Taylor & Mark Jensen join Karen Rands to discuss how they saw an opportunity to have an impact on the Appalachian Coal Mining region by overcoming the challenges of a community that so no way to turn their economy and environment around. Bees are by far the most significant animal pollinators and critical to the ecosystem. Their ability to thrive has been threatened for decades due to environmental impact of black carbon air pollution and excessive use of toxic pesticides.  Through the Land Betterment Corp, Kirk & Mark are healing the land, growing the local economy, benefiting the environmental ecosystem, giving people a vision for a better future, and making money doing it - Compassionate Capitalism. Entrepreneurs and investors are encouraged to look at novel ways they may invest their time and money to have the greatest impact and ROI as we seek to invigorate regions and industries damaged by economic downturn from COVID 19.  Kirk Taylor, President & CFO, and Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman, of Land Betterment use their extensive knowledge as serial entrepreneurs, with deep experience in financing, acquisitions and fiscal controls of public companies, to bring a bold vision for reversing the environmental and economic devastation of the region. Learn More about their business initiatives, environmental remediation, and impact investing at http://landbetterment.com  Karen Rands' firm Kugarand Capital Holdings offers strategic services for entrepreneurs and investors to increase wealth through funded innovation. Learn more and get her best seller- Inside Secrets to Angel Investing at http://karenrands.co This broadcast is also available as video: https://youtu.be/iNvs3n5CJmg
May 12, 2020
Finding the Right Message to Attract Customers & Investors
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On this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show, Karen Rands and Jim Karrh explore the value of creating an on-point message that will attract investors, increase customer loyalty, and empower your team and community to invoke the power of positive Word of Mouth messaging. Your corporate message isn't your mission statement or your corporate values statement. Your corporate message conveys your value proposition, is memorable, and easy to share. You will also find out how develop your message from startup to scale and avoid the 3 C indicators of when you are off track.  This podcast is also available as a Youtube VideoInterview: https://youtu.be/F3il4AWo_QY Jim Karrh, PhD has recieved national and international awards for his insights and expertise.  He is a renowned speaker and author of The Science of Customer Connections, Manage your Message to Grow Your Business.  More info available at http://jimkarrh.com  Karen Rands is a nationally recognized expert on angel investing and entrepreneurial economic growth.  She is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and uses her Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show as her platform to spread the message of wealth creation through funded innovation. Karen is the best selling author of angel investor primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing; Step by Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation.  Learn more about how she helps entrepreneurs and investor to create wealth through successful companies and funded innovation http://karenrands.co 
May 05, 2020
How Angel Investors Can Reduce Risk and Increase IRR on their Investments
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Hall Martin, storied angel investor from Texas, returns to the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show with host Karen Rands to talk about his novel approach to negotiating a guarranteed ROI when investing in private companies. Both entrepreneurs and investors often focus their attention on the potential ROI of an investment based on an acquisition exit in 5 years. More times than not, that type of exit doesn't materialize because the company doesn't maintain the rate of growth originially forecasted to achieve the 4X in 5 years.   As time goes on, the IRR - the Internal Rate of Return, lowers compared to a straight ROI multiple calculation. Under Hall's 3X in 3Years model, investors and entrepreneurs establish a contracted guarranteed return for the investor if the entrepreneur doesn't hit their milestones, misses their next round of venture finance and therefore fails to scale as originally proposed. This method benefits the entrepreneur to add incentive to their first money in investors, and benefits the investors because they know they have the option to get a return in 3 years that can be put back to work in the community.  Karen and Hall cover many additional topics too.  This podcast was also created as a video and is available here: Youtube Hall Martin is the founder and CEO of TEN Capital Network.  His involvement in building and leading angel investor groups spans decades, beginning with the Central Texas Angel Network through to his current involvement with the Baylor Angel Network. His work with entrepreneurs also spans decades and many organizations.  Learn more at http://TENCapital.group Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investors. KarenRands.co
Apr 28, 2020
360 Reputation Marketing - The Value of Trust
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Learn how startups use 360 Reputation Marketing to get big results and reach their potential for the founders and investors.   Dean Trevelino joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to talk about the importance of an integrated strategy that creates a trusted relationship with your target customer, good will to grow the value of the company for stake holders, and conscious capitalism to maintain trust and good will in the midst of a crisis.  Karen & Dean talk about the 5 types of media that makes up 360 Marketing that is outcome driven. 360 Reputation Marketing is a critical aspect of gaining trust from investors when raising capital through General Solicitation. Watch this as a video https://youtu.be/_WoH3S-8YtY Dean also shares insights on how to build a team and manage steady growth of Trevelino/Keller over 17 years and multiple catastrophic economic crisis events, resulting in #2 ranking across many industries.  Learn more at http://trevelinokeller.com  Karen provides insight from her 15 years of working with entrepreneurs and investors and why this information contributes to the wealth creation of an investor backed successful startup.  Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Get more info about how her firm is a trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and investors about wealth creation from Compassionate Capitalism at http://karenrands.co  Please subscribe to this podcast on your preferred listening platform.  Available on Apple Podcast, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Podcast and many more. 
Apr 21, 2020
The State of Angel Investing in the Midst of the COVID19 Pandemic
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In an era of social isolation and financial uncertainty, are angel investors still investing? How are they sourcing deals and reviewing new opportunities? Are angel investors holding back like they did in 2009?  Is the optimism in the market? Have the angel networks shifted their opportunity areas or changed the stage of opportunity they are seeking? Listen to learn the answers to these questions and so much more.  This episode of the The Compassionate Capitalist Podcast will explore the creative ways that angel investor networks are staying in the game to make investments in innovation, grow small business and job creation.   Karen Rands is joined by Barry Etra, who runs two Entrepreneur / Angel Investor forums in Atlanta. The first is the RAISE Forum, which focuses on local early-stage companies in an effort to fund more local companies at higher levels and to keep them in the SE. The second is the Atlanta chapter of the Keiretsu Forum, that sources emerging growth companies on the East Coast providing them access to investment capital from the the largest and most active Angel Investment network in the world, with 52 chapters on 3 continents. To get more information keiretsuforum.comraiseforum.com Karen Rands is nationally recognized for her expertise in entrepreneurs' access to capital and the best selling author of the financial primers for angel investors:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   She ran one of the most active angel investor group in the Southeast and pioneered the Entrepreneur/Investor conferences in Atlanta before the 2009 recession spooked investors who took their money out of the market.   Karen launched the Compassionate Capitalist Movement then. Learn More KarenRands.co
Apr 14, 2020
COVID 19 SBA Funding: The Role of a CFO in Getting Access to Capital
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Karen kicks off this Compassionate Capitalist Podcast by talking about financing and leadership best practices for the small businesses during this time of economic and financial uncertainty to come out the other end stronger and better prepared grow your company and profits in 60 days. Karen first briefly covers the types of capital available through the SBA under the CARES Act, other types of capital, business disruption planning, exercising your mind and your strategy for coming out of this downtime better and stronger.  Karen then sets the stage for part two of the podcast with her interview with Interim CFO, Niki Bell.  Karen provides clarity on phrases and terms discussed in the second part, specifically 'public offering' and 'return on investment'.   Investors and Lenders consider the company's financials as a key basis for any decision to invest or lend money.  CFOs are critical to accurate financial reporting -- forecasting as a startup and accurate reflecting the health of a business if a going concern.  Interim CFO's are temporary or part time until the company has the need for a full time CFO.  Niki Bell is offers Financial Advisory, Business Consulting and Leadership Development for growing companies and connects company projects up with investors seeking those types of opportunities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/diosadevida/ Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investors, working with angel groups to turn their underperforming portfolio companies and helps them build implement a fresh capital strategy to match their growth business strategy, while providing access to capital through the Launch Funding Network.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co
Apr 07, 2020
The Future of Work - Curve Benders and the Impact of a Crisis on Business
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As Investors and Entrepreneurs, it is hard to anticipate what a crisis, internally or externally, may have on the future of your business.  Listen to hear Karen Rands and David Nour talk about how to anticipate and respond to business disrupters that can send your company, and your investments, into crisis.  Change, creativity, and collaboration are the 3 Cs that can keep a company on it's growth curve.  In David's new book, Curve Benders, he explores the intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships. Curve Benders outlines 15 forces that will dramatically impact the way we work, the way we live, the way we play, and the way we give.  How will the way that we work in next 20 years change in the next 2 decades, or in the next 2 years with the devastating impact of COVID19?   Listen to this lively conversation with Karen and David on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast. David Nour is internationally recognized as the leading expert on strategic business relationships. The author of ten books, including best-sellers CO-CREATE and Relationship Economics, as well as the upcoming Curve Benders (IdeaPress).  Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders and rising entrepreneurs.  Intro to Curve Benders: https://youtu.be/LnPNUHI-hPs      Visit http://nourgroup.com for more information.  Karen Rands is a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and the author of the best selling finance book for wealth creation:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   Learn more about how she helps companies grow their business and get the capitali to do it at http://karenrands.co
Mar 31, 2020
Crowd Funding - The 4 ways to raise equity capital and when to use them
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As part of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast series, we produced this video episode too.  Although crowdfunding started with reward based, the advent of the JOBS Act in 2012 introduced 4 ways to raise equity capital from the crowd.  The expanded pool of additional investors are not your typical angel investors.  The 4 methods to solicit from the general public are not created equal.   Watch and Listen as Karen explains the difference and how companies are having success using the 4 methods: Intrastate Exemption (Reg D 504), Reg D 506c, Reg CF and Reg A+.   This Compassionate Capitalist Video is availabale on Youtube: https://youtu.be/O_M27XJDIbY You can also listen and subscribe on these popular players: iTunes: http://bit.ly/KYR-Itunes Stitcher: http://bit.ly/KYR-Stitcher TuneIn: http://bit.ly/KYR-tunein Get Karen's bestselling book here: http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets Engage Karen to get access to capital and investor relations:  http://karenrands.co 
Mar 24, 2020
What is an Angel Investor? Karen knows and it may not be who you think.
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In this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen Rands responds to an entrepreneur's question:  What is an Angel Investor?   Since 2012, the definition and the game to attract angel investors has changed.  Once considered only an activity available for an exclusive group of entrepreneurs turned investors, the access to capital and those who can invest in an entrepreneur's success to share that wealth all changed with the passage of the JOBS Act to stimulate the economy.   Karen explains the history and evolution of angel investing and the good news: thae wall between entrepreneurs and would-be investors has been removed, creating opportunity for financial success through entrepreneurism for the founders and the investors.  Listen and learn the 4 ways you can solicit for investors from the investing population outside of the structured angel network funnel.  This Compassionate Capitalist Video-Cast is also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/WwksqOkKL9s And as a podcast these popular players: iTunes: http://bit.ly/KYR-Itunes Stitcher: http://bit.ly/KYR-Stitcher TuneIn: http://bit.ly/KYR-tunein Get Karen's bestselling book on the fundamentals of angel investing here: http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets Engage Karen Rands as an advisor for your access to capital strategy and investor relations:  http://karenrands.co  Next week segment on the 4 methods for raising capital available when soliciting from the public - the crowd.
Mar 17, 2020
SCALE - A Balancing Act of Growth, Innovation, Culture, & Process
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There is an art to scaling a business.  Processes can grow your production to meet increased customer demand.  Often corporate cultures change over time. Maintaining an entrepreneur mindsight so your employees continue to seek improvement and innovate so your company is better equiped to handle disruption from competition and recognize new opportunities to pursue.  Companies that sustain for the long term either figure that out or stagnate and fail.    Mark Travis joins Karen Rands as special guest to talk corporate culture and growth on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast. Mark co-founded 5 startups and now works as a trusted advisor as a global strategy consultant working with leaders of Fortune 500 and Inc 5000 companies around the globe. He helps clients align their organizations and technologies to the markets, resulting in higher profitability. He does this by helping them understand the internal and external forces that change the dynamics of value and a company's ability to respond, then works with them to control those dynamics for greater profitability.  Mark's website: http://travis-company.com   Apple Podcast:: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forces-of-business-transformation/id1495261080 Karen Rands is a national recognized expert on angel investor, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  She speaks on economic growth and wealth creation from strong entrrepreneur ecosystems.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co
Mar 10, 2020
One Of The Top Tools to Make Better Private Equity Investments - InquireOf
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Due Diligence on a private investment is more than legal and financial review, and background checks.   Good due diligence to evaluate long term viability of a potential private equity investment involves getting the opinions of experts on the industry, intellectual property, and market opportunity.  This is a steep and expensive challenge for private solo investors.  Even Angel Investor Networks, Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital Funds struggle with building broad cross-industry expertise.   InquireOf has developed a solution for that.  InquireOf was built to empower investors to find industry experts for their deals, fast. Unlike traditional expert acquisition methods, InquireOf's software equips investors to quickly vet deals with easy to use proprietary specialized search algorithms to find the expertise needed when it is needed.  Karen's guest on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Kyle Sale is the Founder & CEO of InquireOf.  Kyle’s broad experience spans turning around technology companies for private equity investors to building globally distributed search products for Fortune 500 firms.  Along his journey he realized how critical it was to the due diligence process to have experts to call upon and built InquireOf to sit at the intersection of the emotion of wanting to invest, and the discipline to evaluate the true potential of the investment.  Karen Rands wrote the best selling primer for Angel Investors:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  She emphasizes building a team to help evaluate a deal beyond the investor's own experience.  She saw the value of InquireOf in her own efforts to provide due diligence services to her investor network.  
Mar 03, 2020
Cannabis Capitalism: Cannapreneur - the 'shark tank' of the cannabis market
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The cannabis industry could be likened to the industrial revolution where whole new markets, methods, and opportunities are being forged every day. Unlike new markets brought about by innovation, the cannabis industry is is tightly regulated and often challenging beyond the usual startup/investor risk factors as state and federal laws become 'silent partners' as they seek to provide parameters for growth and opportunities while establishing and enforcing restrictions designed to protect the public at large.  Michael Scott, Founder and CEO of Cannapreneur Partners, joins Karen Rands to discuss how his company is navigating this regulatory kalediscope to help worthy entrepreneurs succeed and investors to share in their success.  Michael brings deep experience from the financial sector and has a proven track record in bringing cannabis companies from pitch deck to nine-figures.   Cannapreneur Partners is a MA-based cannabis holding company that finds that world’s top 1% entrepreneurial outliers and infuses smart capital, strategy, and purpose-driven leadership to achieve explosive and sustained growth while guiding RIA firms, family offices, private equity firms, and ultra-high net worth individuals to thoughtfully place capital in the cannabis space. Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Her firm offers investor relation and syndication services to entrepreneurs and due diligence for investors  Learn More The Cannabis Capitalist is an industry subset of the Compassionat Capitalist Podcast as a featured topic to bring insight into the burgeoning and diverse cannabis, hemp, and legal marijuana entrepreneur ecosystems. 
Feb 25, 2020
Impact Investing and Compassionate Capitalism - Educating a new Generation
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According to Investopedia, in the simplist terms, "impact investing is investing that aims to generate specific beneficial social or environmental effects in addition to financial gain.”   But shouldn't all investing have that impact? Impact investing falls within the umbrella of Compassionate Capitalism because it also includes directing investment dollars to bring innovation to market, create jobs, and produce wealth by investing in the entrepreneurs to provide the capital they need to start and grow their businesses.  Impact Investing narrows the focus within that umbrella to solve specific social problems in a sustainable manner, such as the education gap, or poverty, or community sustainability issues such as clean water and clean energy. On this Compassionate Capitalist Podcast episode, Karen Rands is joined by Shannon Mudd, Dir of Microfinance, Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurial Programs; Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.  Shannon has a rich history in microfinance, a passion for directing investment dollars to have the greatest impact on economy and the local community to benefit society at large.   As a member  of the Leadership Committee at Social Venture Circle, he works with other Angel Impact Investors to structure their investment portfolios, in partnership with foundation funds, into early stage social enterprises that are expected to generate both a positive return and have a social/environmental impact. Learn More Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, the recognized best primer for those considering adding angel impact investing to their portfolio.
Feb 18, 2020
Create Wealth, Invest Local, Grow Your Local Economy, with David Barnett
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David Barnett joins Karen Rands again on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show to discuss the concept of 'invest local'.  Locally Grown, Farm to Table, Small Business Saturday, and Shop Local are all trends that serve to enhance a community and make it more sustainable.  Few know about the opportunity to Invest Local as a way for investors at all levels to increase their wealth by providing debt notes or equity investments to local businesses they value in their community.  It is a compassionate capitalist strategy that is built upon relationship and trust.   Listen as Karen and David discuss wealth creation through investing in local businesses with as little as a few thousand dollars.  David Barnett discovered how to make money investing/lending money to local business owners on his journey to be a best selling Author, sought after Speaker, valued Advisor and Former Business Broker.  He walks the walk as he talks the talk.   Learn more and get his book:  Invest Local  Karen Rands discovered angel investing and compassionate capitalism as a wealth creation strategy as she left the corporate world to go to work for a start up to bring innovation to market and get funding.   Like so many, she thought that startup capital came from venture capitalists.  She quickly discovered a whole segment of investors that invested to create wealth, but also to have an impact on the innovation being introduced to the world and jobs being created in the local community.  To demystify this area of asset investing for savvy investors she wrote the best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Click to get free sample
Feb 11, 2020
How an Ultra High Net Worth Family Office Manager Diversifies Investments
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To chart your path to success is to follow in the footsteps of those that have achieved what you desire.  Listen to this conversation between Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, and Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner of Arrivato LLC, a Single Family Office created from a foundation through land and building development within the real estate industry, and learn inside secrets for creating wealth and diversifying to preserve that wealth for future generations.  Karen is committed to teaching investors how to expand their investment portfolio to include diverse assets; Real Estate, Stocks, and Private Equity... ownership in private companies.  Brian works closely on leveraging his organization’s experience to resolve challenges and elevate businesses within traditional economic driving industries that create better places to live and work; creating more jobs; improving overall economics, and address widespread societal challenges.   He also serves on the board of multiple companies and within the family office community to provide an alternative voice of leadership. Learn more about Brian here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/familyoffices/ Karen works with CEOs in companies poised to scale and need an aligned growth and capital strategy.  Her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing is a primer for savvy stock market and real estate investors to learn how to invest as minority owners, silent partners, in private entrepreneur companies.  Learn more about Karen at http://karenrands.co 
Feb 04, 2020
Using a Self Directed Retirement Account to Invest in Private Company Stocks
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Self Directed Retirement Accounts (IRA and ROTH) have long been used as a means to put retirement funds to work creating greater yield by investing in Real Estate.   Earnings and Capital Gains go back into the retirement account tax free or tax deferred, depending on the structure.  It is not common knowledge that this is possible for investing in startups and growth stage companies offering shares in exchange for investment capital. In fact this one of the 'Inside Secrets' Karen covers in her book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   Tune in to hear how to use this as an entrepreneur seeking investment capital or as an angel investing seeking better returns than offered through traditional stock exchange investing. Patrick Hagen is the National Director of Business Development for STRATA Trust Company, a self-directed IRA custodian that specializes in holding alternative assets for IRA/401(k) account holders. Patrick has 16 years of experience in the self-directed IRA industry and has worked with thousands of self-directed IRA clients. He is extremely well versed in self-directed retirement plans and enjoys using his extensive, hands-on experience in the field to help investors understand their retirement plan investment options and the corresponding IRC rules and regulations. He works with all types of self-directed IRAs investors; however, his primary focus is working within the private placement space. He works closely with a network of private equity firms, attorneys and private placement investors. Connect with Karen Rands through http://karenrands.co to learn more about our services and sign up for video clip newsletter:  Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break eblast; on the contact page.
Jan 28, 2020
Inside Secrets to not do Stupid Stuff when Buying or Selling a Business
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Part of creating wealth as an entrepreneur and an investor, doesn't come just from the income of the business, it comes when the business has created value in the marketplace, with its revenue and good will, and can be sold for a mulitple on its earnings.   Listen to how Karen Rands and David C.  Barnett cover this topic using real life examples.   They discuss the smart things and the stupid things that entrepreneurs and investors can and will do when it comes to an acquisition transaction.    This podcast is also available as a YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/8De_Girgdfs David C. Barnett is the best selling author of How to Sell My Own Business, 12 Things to Do Before You Consider Selling Your Business, and the 21 Stupid Things People do when Trying to Buy a Business.  As a former loan broker and business broker, he is a sought after Speaker and Advisor.   Learn more at http://DavidCBarnett.com  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and the Founder and Leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She is sought after as speaker teaching entrepreneurs best practices for growing a sustainable business and for investor on how to get started as an angel investor, a compassionate capitalist. Learn more and get access to her book at http://karenrands.com
Jan 21, 2020
The Inside Secrets to Getting Venture Capital with Teresa Esser
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Listen to Karen Rands and Teresa Esser talk about helping entrepreneurs apply best practices for raising capital from Angel Investors AND Venture Capitalists.  Private capital seeks opportunities that are unique with a strong market potential and validated business model.  Those are the tangible requirements.   The intangible, the subjective side of the process to raise capital is harder to define, but just as with a successful sales strategy, there is trust and relationship involved. With her first hand knowledge of what it takes to build and exit a successful tech startup and her experience as an angel investor in 40 early stage companies with nine exits which provided investors returns between 2X and 20X their initial investment, Teresa Esser knows the inside secrets to building strong companies that can go global and get funding from angel investors through to VCs.   As the author of The Venture Cafe, and founder of a global foundation that hosts weekly networking events in eleven cities around the world, her finger is on the pulse of entrepreneurial innovation and growth.  Teresa is the Managing Director of the Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network, General Partner of an early stage venture capital fund, and manager of the private equity strategy for a multi-family office. Karen Rands managed an Angel Investor network for over a decade and has interviewed hundreds of angel investors about their best practices.   That knowledge and experience was the foundation for her best selling finance book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, intended to be a primer for new investors getting started with investing in entrepreneurs as a wealth creation strategies.  This is the cornerstone of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.
Jan 14, 2020
Procrastination - #1 Success Killer to Overcome with Kris Jones & Karen Rands
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From the archives of The Compassionate Capitalist Podcast show with host Karen Rands, we present the golden nuggets on over coming procrastination...how it is a success killer and strategies to overcome it.  As you listen to Karen's special guest Kristopher B Jones, you'll hear many references to Napolean Hill and Tony Robbins.  One such tidbit that Kris shared from his time training with Tony Robbins:   "The way that you take action in life is to start with the outcome; to really remove the in decisiveness about what it is that you're truly going after in life." And as Napolean Hill teaches - the opposite of procrastination is decision. Failures come from the attitude and behavior of waiting for the "time to be right" or lack of belief in the ability to reach a goal, and burning desire to overcome a fear of failure.   Enjoy this gem of a conversation between Karen and Kris because Kris, with his accomplishments is clearly a man who has conquered procrastination on his journey to success. Kris is the former President and CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to eBay Enterprise. Kris founded an early stage technology investment fund called KBJ Capital, which includes portfolio companies Highlighter.com, Referlocal.com, Yumm.com, and Internet Media Labs to name a few.  He is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker.  To learn more about Kris, visit http://krisjones.com and follow him on twitter @krisjonescom. Learn more about Karen Rands and how she educates Investors and coaches Entrepreneurs to a common end: Funding innovation, growing successful companies, creating jobs, and creating wealth - Compassionate Capitalism http://karenrands.co
Jan 07, 2020
Visioneering your Goals for the New Year
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Karen Rands wraps season 12 of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio with a fresh take on goal setting.   New Year's resolutions are notoriously set and usually broken in the first 30 days.   When it comes to business, goals are rarely achieved when you are flying by the seat of your pants with no road map to achieve those goals.   For entrepreneurs, often times business goals are co-dependent on personal goals.  It can be very challenging to achieve one without sacraficing the other.  Karen will dig a little deeper on aligning your personal and business goals, because when it comes to setting goals, that is easy.  Writing a goal down on a piece of paper is the first step but it won't be achieved by magic.  Setting goals is easy, achieving goals is hard.  It takes motivation, yes, but really wanting a goal to come true also won't make it so.  If you have dealt with failure in your pursuit of your goals, you need to get rid of your stinking thinking.   You must have clear intent and purpose, which requires assessment of what works and what isn't working for you and your business.   Achieving your goals requires a strategy.   However, strategy requires a plan.  A plan requires all of the above to know what is needed, how to get it, and what to do when you get it.  Taking Action, in both a positive and negative way --- Do this, don't do this -- are the elements to achieve new goals in the next 12 months.   After listening to this podcast and you determine your goal is to increase sales, grow production, and raise capital to do that, and you are willing to do the hard work to achieve that, then Karen and her team can help you and are eager to talk to you.   Please go to http://karenrands.co to learn more about our programs and contact us. 
Dec 31, 2019
Tis the Season & Compassionate Capitalism
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Karen Rands shares her insights and perspectives on how we can use the feelings and the intentions of the many faiths that celebrate Peace, Hope, Joy, Faith, and Love during the holiday season to expand upon the hope, faith and expectation of future prosperity that comes from entrepreneurism.  Compassionate Capitalism is the silver bow on the package of holiday celebrations.  Karen Rands is leading the movement of Compassionate Capitalism by helping people of at every economic level to understand how entreprneurism, whether it is starting that local business you have always dreamed of or inventing the next big thing, can bring freedom to be more generous, more hopeful, more joyful to your life.  And for those that dream of being an entreprneur but for many reasons should not be an entrepreneur, can also participat in that success by being a Compassionate Capitalist and invest in entrepreneurs, their vision, their plan for success and share in that success.  Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  The primer for all would be angel investor, whether that be in REG CF, REG A+ or REG D 506c, and even intrastate investment exemptions under REG D 504, to be well informed and better equiped to make this type of private equity investment.   Learn more at http://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com Karen has been educating investors and advising entrepreneurs on success in their endeavors for over 15 years.   Learn more at http://karenrands.co  Please subscrive to her podcast channel on Apple Podcast, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts and let us know what you think.  
Dec 24, 2019
Bob Circosta & Karen Rands talk the ABCs of Success on the Compassionate Capital
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During this entertaining segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Bob Circosta shares the lessons learned during his legendary career as "TVs  Billionaire Dollar Man" who has sold over $6 Billion in merchandise.   Karen and Bob explore the similarities between selling customers on why buy a product and selling investors on why invest in the company.  A clear message creates the foundation for the story to be presented, and knowing your target and how to get the opportunity in front of them produces the outcome a CEO is seeking.   Today, Bob helps entrepreneurs create an impactful and profitable pitch to maximize their sales and marketing on various marketing platforms. Bob also co-hosts a live shopping channel called “WHAT A GREAT IDEA with Bob & Chad” and quarterly workshops to help entrepreneurs break through to massive sales growth.  To learn more visit http://bobandchad.com  Karen Rands helps entrepreneurs get the capital to fuel their growth through the Launch Funding Network and Access to Capital System.   To learn more visit http://karenrands.co   Also get the best selling primer for Angel Investors > Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. The ABCs of Success?   Watch to learn with the video of the conversation https://youtu.be/A5CtcKo6DNk or listen on your favorite podcast player and subscribe to the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast.   
Dec 17, 2019
Dar'shun Kendrick on Cannabis Capitalism Podcast -- Cannabis & Hemp & Georgia
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Cannabis Capitalism segments of the Compassionate Capitlist Podcast explore the entrepreneur and investor interest in the trends in legalization of marijuana, cannabis & hemp derived products and the developing supply chaing.  Georgia's history with the criminalization and legalization of marijuana is full of twists, turns, and technicalities.  Dar'shun Kendrick is a Georgia native, a business master, a elected official, a practicing attorney and a series 65 security license holder.  Her firm Kendrick Advisory and Advocacy Group (http://kaag.co) works with entrepreneurs to understand the legal issues and capital requirements for setting up a Cannabis business in Georgia.   Dar'shun joins Karen to discuss the capitalist, making money as a founder or investor, aspect of capitalizing on the legal cannabis and hemp industry in Georgia.  Georgia took a bold step in 2015 with HB1, Haleigh’s Hope Act, to legalizecertain cannabis extracts for medicinal use with very specfiic ailments. It wasn't until 2019, though, that laws were passed that made it legal to sell, purchase, and produce those specifically legalized medicinal treatments.   Hemp was legalized under Georgia's Farm Bill HB213 in April 2019, but the means at which to license for the different participants in the supply chain have not be finalized at the time of this recording.  Karen Rands is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and is a sought after advisor to entrepreneurs about access to capital and business growth strategies.   As the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, investors seek to work with Karen about creating wealth by investing in entrepreneurs.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co
Dec 10, 2019
Tax Savings Strategies to Preserve Wealth and Keep More Income
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Compassionate Capitalism is about strategically investing to maximizing impact through the growing of wealth for the investor and the entrepreneurs that recieve those investment dollars to grow their business to create their own wealth.   An important part of creating generational wealth and to maximize the dollars you have to invest is in entrepreneur endeavors as a crowd fund or angel investor is to understand the tax advantages of using certain products and methods to shield your wealth and income from the tax man.  Karen Rands is joined by Charles Theisen on this episode to talk about an Inside Secret the ultra wealthy use to preserve their wealth for future generations and to maximize their retained income.   Charles Theisen is a sought after speaker, wealth strategist and a business maverick. Charles business philosophy  empowers his clients to “Keep” more of what they earn and to follow the quote from John D. Rockefeller…”The Path to Success is to Own Nothing and Control Everything” through his one of a kind Tax Saving Structures and Strategies. Charles has been a caregiver many times in his life, and has founded a nonprofit organization for cancer patients and caregivers, because of his passion for making a difference and not only people's business but their lives as well. Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and a top podcaster about wealth creation through funded innovation and entrepreneurism...the foundation for her Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   Learn more and get free excerpt of 12 of the 44 Inside Secrets at http://karenrands.co 
Dec 03, 2019
Eddy Travia | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast - Blockchain the Great Disrupter
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Blockchain is a technology platform best known for the application and use within the cryptocurrency industry.  However, it is so much more than crypto and ICOs.  It is a platform technology that is set to disrupt many industries including contract & records management, supply chain management, identity tracking and validation, and more.  Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the Co-founder and CEO of Coinsilium, a London-listed venture builder, investor and advisor of early-stage blockchain technology companies.    On this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen and Eddy explore the evolution, impact and future potential of Blockchain, with insights offered for both entrepreneurs and investors.  For more info and to connect to Eddy, visit https://www.coinsilium.com/  Karen Rands is the best selling author of the financial investor primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, and has been helping to funding innovation and creating wealth through entrepreneurism for over 15 years.   She is the founder and leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   Visit http://karenrands.co to connect and learn more.  You can get a free copy of 12 of the top 45 Inside Secrets for Angel Investors on her website.  This broadcast was also recorded as a video interview and can be found on Karen's channel on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/P16erqs48RA Sign up for Karen's periodic video tips and insights for entrepreneurs and investors called The Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break --- designed to give you a 2 min mental break to have an aha moment. http://bit.ly/CCCB-signup
Nov 26, 2019
Lean Startup In Practice> Compassionate Capitalism with Max Mirho > EntrepreNerd
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This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast brings a live conversation with Karen Rands and Max Mrho Learn about Lean Startup processes in practice.  Max Mirho works with young entrepreneurs to teach them how they can validate their business idea with tools readily available and identify their authentice customer before spending all the money, and investors' money,  to start-up.  Max Mirho is the host of a weekly live stream series called EntrepreNerd, where he conducts experiments live to educate on the accessibility of entrepreneurship through no-code tools and customer discovery. Max's philosophy: there's a process to entrepreneurship.  To prove that, he experiments with it every saturday, (6:30-8:00pm EST) live on LinkedIn and Twitch, by building mini-startups, side hustles, and lifestyle businesses all on camera. https://www.entreprenerd.blog/ On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxmirho/ Karen Rands is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and nationally renowned expert in angel investing, having written the best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing as a primer for those newly entering the angel investor lifestyle. Karen works with companies that are in the capital abyss between startup and growth stage, needing resources and capital to scale.  Find out more at http://karenrands.co       
Nov 12, 2019
VIC Investor Network co-manager discussing the art of building companies around innovation
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Karen Rands is joined by Dr. Calvin Goforth on this episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio to discuss their approach to identifying breakthrough innovation to build and fund companies around R&D from Govt and Universities. As the co-founder and CEO of VIC Technology Venture Development, Dr. Goforth has extensive experience in start-up company development.  To date, VIC has formed 14 portfolio companies based on promising technologies, raised over $140 million in capital, and is expanding to additional sites across the United States.  By 2020, VIC will be forming ten high impact healthcare technology companies each year.  While VIC’s main focus is on forming healthcare related companies, they also have founded companies in high impact areas such as clean water, food safety, and automotive crash safety. Listen & learn about the VIC's formula for success for assembling the teams that can take an idea, validate it, commercialize, and generate profitable operations from it.  Both entrepreneurs and investors will benefit from listening to Dr. Goforth describe VIC Investor Network's philosophy and best practicies for startup success and return on investment.   To learn more about VIC, visit: https://victech.com/ Karen considers Dr. Goforth and what he has built with the VIC Network as the living breathing example of Compassionate Capitalism > A Compassionate Capitalist invests time, knowledge, resources and money into entrepreneur endeavors to bring innovation to market, creating jobs for the community and wealth for all those involved. Karen's book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing is the foundation for bringing more investors into the Compassionate Capitalist Movement she launched in 2008. 
Nov 05, 2019
Cannabis Capitalist Radio: Terpenes & Terpenoids & Cannabinoids
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, highlights the business trends in the legal Cannabis Industry with Cannabis Capitalist Radio segments.  This episode has been edited for re-broadcast of a highly popular segment because this topic is under represented and so important to understand.  Kristen Yoder is trusted advisor in the Cannabis Industry and Veteran BS Detector with over 13 years in the rapidly growing industry.  She is an acclaimed Speaker & Terpene Educator.  She hosts her own very successful Podcast- The CannaBS Detector Podcast. Her company, Soil to the Oil, advises investors and investment firms entering the Cannabis Industry.  Learn more: https://www.soiltotheoil.com/cannabsdetector There is a fallacy that permeates the industry. Cannabis is marketed with cute names with claims of euporia, or relaxation, or pain relief, and although that may be true in many cases, due to the nature of how the cannabinoids interact with the human CB1 & CB2 receptors, it is not always the case.  Each person's biochemistry is different and therefore the actual effect is unpredictable.  However, there is a way that many experienced in the industry are able to use to help a consumer predict for him or herself how a particular type of flower will effect them -- the Smell.  In this podcast Karen and Kristen will dig into this fascinating world of the three T's of Horticulture: Trichome, Terpenes & Terpenoids and how they influence the effect of Cannabis on an individual.  To learn more about Karen and her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, visit http://karenrands.co
Oct 29, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - Startup, Scale then become a Venture Capitalist
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Women find themselves a minority in tech companies, even in Silicon Valley.  Fewer find themselves in as co-founders of companies that go through multiple rounds of venture capital and scale successfully to be an acquisition target, or with potential for an initial public offering.  Minnie used her success to become compassionate capitalist and invest her time, knowledge, experience and money into other startups, first as an angel investor then as a venture capitalist.    Minnie Ingersoll has done all of this and has valuable insights to share with Karen's Compassionate Capitalist Podcast audience.    Minnie Ingersoll is s partner at TenOneTen Ventures and has quite an impressive resume; she was an early product manager at Google for over a decade before she co-founded (and became COO of) Shift, an online marketplace for used cars that she scaled to $100M. Minnie combines her expertise as an investor and in building and scaling startups to educate and support the entrepreneurs who are shaping the future.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   Having worked with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, she believes the greatest source of wealth is being a successful entrepreneur, the second greatest is to be an investor in a successful entrepreneurial endeavor.   This show is her platform to spread that message.  Visit KarenRands.co to learn more. 
Oct 22, 2019
Strategies for Angel Investors to Invest like a Venture Capitalist
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Karen Rands is joined by Rashaun Williams to discuss strategies to diversify a portfolio of investments which include private equity as an angel investor. Rashaun Williams is a former investment banker on wall street turned angel investor with venture capitalist approach focused on tech, consumer products & media companies. With over 100 investments under his belt and more than 20 exits, Rashaun Williams has keen insights to share on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio.  Karen and Rashaun will talk about his journey to become a profitable angel investor and how he has learned to align with venture capitalists. They will also discuss getting in on later stage angel investing with Pre-IPO secondary markets.  Mr. Williams is currently a general partner in the MVP All-Star Fund which is a late stage tech fund. Previously he founded venture capital fund Queensbridge Venture Partners where he invested in companies like Coinbase, Ring, Lyft & Dropbox.  With a passion for financial literacy and entrepreneurship, Mr. Williams founded the Kemet Institute in 2001, a non-profit focused on providing free financial literacy, entrepreneurship and life skills classes to under-served communities and schools. You can learn more about Rashaun at http://www.rashaunlwilliams.com/  You can learn more about Manhattan Ventrure Partners here.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and is on a mission to shift the paradigm of wealth creation strategies to include investing in entrepreneurs - private companies from startup to growth stage.   She calls this the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. 
Oct 15, 2019
Sustainable Investing from a Compassionate Capitalist Perspective
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Karen Rands is joined by Michael Sakraida to discuss the evolution of "Sustainable Investing". SRI or Sustainable Investing can mean Sustainable, Responsible, Impact investing or Socially Responsible Investing, but few really know what qualifies as SRI. Mainstream investment philosophy creates confusion as if there is a trade off between investing to do good or investing to make money. Compassionate Capitalism and Sustainable Impact Investing align -- as both intend to put their money to work in investments that have positive impact.  However CC's approach is broad, focused on funding innovation and job creation.  SRI seeks investments where the culture, operations and outcome of the investment will have a lingering positive impact.  We will discuss the gap between Sustainable Investing that even Sustainable Unaware" and "Sustainable, I Don't Care" investors and advisors want to be a part of because they can make money while they are doing good. Michael, founder of FAN - Financial Advisor Network (fanresources.com), wrote an Open Letter on Impact Investing to call attention to how mainstream investment advisors can offer guidance to incorporate SRI into the over all investment philosophy for an entire portfolio. Read Here Karen Rands is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  VISIT to learn how her firm helps entrepreneurs scale and investor invest with impact
Oct 08, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist > Direct Public Offerings (DPO)
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Direct Public Offering or DPO was a legal way for entrepreneurs to directly solicit investment from the public withough filing with the SEC to become a public entitity.   It was rarely used.   Then Crowd Funding came along.   Crowd Funding as a label is very confusing in the market place.  You usally have to add a slew of other words in order to explain what type of crowdfunding you are talking about -- there are 5 ways -- and depending on who you talk to, they may have a negative impression of it.   So what is the difference and why didn't entrepreneurs just continue to use the long standing Direct Public Offering vehicle? This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast with host Karen Rands will explore this timely topic.   Entrepreneurs will gain greater insight into how to use the different methods for raising capital from the general public and investors will learn how they can invest in companies at different stages, using the different methods, to match their own risk/reward profile.  Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   It is the definative guide for men and women seeking to invest in the entreprneurial dream of prosperity without all the risks of starting a business.   Visit http://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com to learn more and get a free excerpt -- 12 of the 44 secrets shared in the book are available to you when you visit that page.   Karen has been working with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, teaching them the principals of wealth creation through funded innovation.   She launche the Compassionate Capitalist Movement to bring attention to this neglected investor asset class.   You can reach her at http://KarenRands.co 
Oct 01, 2019
Female Entrepreneurs - Lessons in Opportunity, Determination and Persistence
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As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote; and recognize it has been 47 years for women to have equal right to education and 30 years since women were given the authority to obtain a loan without a male cosigner, it is interesting to observe the next wave of independence. As with most long term suppression; the outcome of decades of activism, perseverence, and determination is rarely sudden or suprising.  Women have fought for equality in the workforce for decades.  While women are gaining ground in c-suites and boardrooms, where we see the most growth is the surge of women starting their own businessies---58% growth since 2007.  While 40% of the private small businesses in the US are female led, the percentage of jobs offered, revenue contribution, and economic impact on exit is substantially less.  Why is this? Is there a systemic cause and what can be done about it? Influencer, Jacque Rushin joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show to talk about her upcoming book, Teachings of the Fish Stand: Advancing the Human Spirit and her insights about the challenges women entrepreneurs face. They will have a lively conversation about barriers to opportunity that women face, access to capital, and root causes such as female students access to STEAM education.  Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. This is part of the story Jacque and Karen have in common and even as to how this show came to be.    Karen is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist movement and has a passion for wealth creation through successful entrepreneurism and investing in entrepreneurs. Visit http://karenrands.co and get your free excerpt 12 Insider Secrets from her Best Seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Sep 24, 2019
Compassionate Capitalism and the Green Economy - New Carbon Economics
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Global warming, green economy, sustainability, carbon credits, carbon tax...buzz words that are being discussed a lot more lately than they were in 2013 when Karen first recorded this interview.  It is amazing to consider, the progress we have made on a global basis to acknowledge the threat before us, as climate change becomes undeniable, even if you are a science denier. Yet on the other hand, the powerful special interest groups and the political establishment continue to resist any conversation about the deterioration of our climate and the impact it will have on our economy and the way of life as we know it in the next 20 years.    Karen listened the original legacy podcast and discovered the simple, yet quite clear, definitions and explanations she and her guest discuss is VERY relevant for even today's audience.  By educating yourself, you can help to make sure the 'green economy', that many are promoting, becomes a way of strengthening businesses to move in a positive direction, not hinder business growth.  Also, by understanding the relevant matter, as an investor, you can be smart at how you put your money to work making money in the green economy.    Enjoy, please share, and subscribe.  Visit http://karenrands.co to get in touch with Karen, as an entrepreneur seeking help to grow, an investor seeking to diversify your portoflio, or to interview her on a show or to request to be on this show.    Latest on Carbon Pricing:  https://carbonpricingdashboard.worldbank.org/what-carbon-pricing History and World Participation:  https://carbonpricingdashboard.worldbank.org/map_data
Sep 17, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Show - The Evolution of eSports
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eSports, traditionally a term for playing video games in tournaments, has evolved to be so much more. Listen as Karen Rands talks with industry insider & investor, Ben Godfrey, about how block chain and tech is transforming the sports fan experience and the opportunities ahead.  Since the first electronic video game tournament in 1972 at Stanford University, eSports has grown steadily.  Yet the growth in the last 5 years has been astonishing.  In 2015, eSports revenue was estimated to be $325M, with 235M participants, roughly $1.40 per.  In 2020, eSports is expected to generate $1.4B with 589M participants, translating to $2.37 per.  Fan enthusiasm is clear and profitable as a whole industry has grown around this.  The advancement in electronics, connectivity, and digital tracing has helped fuel its growth.  With growth comes problems and opportunities.   The development of block chain technology is a contributing factor.  Also the revelation that most sports fans have a digital footprints, traditional sports are realizing the opportunities that exist for them to intersect with eSports arena gaming, utilize block chain technology to eliminate theft and fraud, and integrate digital tracking tech to create additional revenue streams and better fan engagement. Karen Rands is  the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, a primer for investors to learn how to invest in private companies and reap the greatest return on investment possible. Ben Godfrey is an expert in eSports as an investor and entrepreneur.  He founded Global Sports, Inc. in 2017 and  SportVEST VC Fund in 2018.  He recently exited SportVEST.
Sep 10, 2019
Difference between public and private companies -- Transparency
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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://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com  
Aug 27, 2019
Building the Perfect Board To Attract Investors | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Board of Advisers and Directors can be critical to the success of a company...in attracting investors and maintaining investor confidence. When you don't have the money to hire the best, you may be able to convince the best to help you--- with the opportunity to become part of the team when you have the capital and start to grow.  When you don't have the talent on your team, investors expect to at least see mentors and advisers that represent the key areas of your business in marketing, sales, operations, and industry insiders. We'll hear from experts on this topic: Famed Author, Calvin K. Clemons, and Industry Experts, Marjorie Singley-Hall and Rona Wells. And as usual a lively discussion ensues. This podcast was taken from the podcast archives and remastered for you today because this topic is timeless and critical.  Karen wrote the definative guide for learning how to be an angel investor. Learn More: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing You can also learn more about Karen Rands and the services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co
Aug 20, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - Live from #PM19 - Why I Podcast
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Karen Rands has been podcasting since 2009.  Her content is similar now to then, but more focused.   Her purpose in the podcast was micro focused vs macro focused as it is today.   She taped this brief podcast to keep consistent with her weekly broadcast commitment, but to also come live from the Podcast Movement convention on the first day.   Although she has been podcasting longer than many of the people at the convention, her message has not been amplified.   She is learning the pros and cons of being in a niche industry.   She has chosen to keep her podcast real and unpredictable as a live show that what it lacks in sound quality makes up in authenticity.   She is at #PM19 to learn how to use this medium to amplify her message of Compassionate Capitalism.    She shares stats on the state of the industry that may have had 5% listening when she started is now at 24% of the American population.   The audience is young, with greatest segment of 77% ages 18-54, college educated, 65% of which only started listening to a podcast on a monthly basis in the last 3 years.    Listen to other episodes to understand more about the Concept of Compassionate Capitalism. Then please share it with someone else you think might be interested.   Comment, Like, and Share... Learn about angel investing and get more info about the best selling book... get 12 of the 44 secrets free at http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com  And look at a chapter.   Order from Amazon at http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets
Aug 13, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - Mother of Innovation - Invention with Dave Savage
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Karen Rands is joined by Dave Savage on this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio.   A successful inventor and patent holder himself, and former President of the Inventors' Association of Georgia, Dave advises inventors and product developers through his firm, Pointer Consulting.    The nature of Compassionate Capitalism is about helping entrepreneurs bring innovation to the market to create jobs and wealth for those involved.   That broad statement inherently assumes there is a business built around an innovation that will change or enhanse the marketplace.   It also skips multiple steps along the way... starting with how an idea becomes a product becomes a company.  Every innovation begins with an idea.   But an idea alone doesn't get you to an invention, a patent, or a fundable company.  Listen and Learn  Karen and Dave will discuss the ins and outs off bringing an invention to live and determining the path to go to startup or license the innovation.   Dave offers a wealth of free resoures for inventors: DaveSavage.com/for-entrepreneurs-and-inventors.html and a free 20 min consultation.  Karen offers a coaching program for entrepreneurs to figure out their path to success and how to gain access to capital.   Sign up for the free video newsletter on tips and techniques for getting to market and you'll get a link for free consultation with Karen - at http://karenrands.co/contact   Karen is also the best selling Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing - the primer for learning how to invest in entrepreneurs at all levels and stages.   Click the About the Book tab on her website. 
Jul 30, 2019
Thriving Entrepreneur & Angel Investor Ecosystems and their Economic Impact
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Bo Megginson joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to discuss his efforts to create thriving and active angel investor groups have been a catalyst for entrepreneurism and economic development.  With the growth in accelerators and incubators in most major metros, a key part of cultivating the entrepeneurial seeds that are planted is to have the funding to help those qualified companies launch and grow.   Bo brings a unique perspective as he has builds upon his success in the Alabama gulf coast as the Executive Director of Angel Investor Management Group (AIM Group), Gulf Coast Chapter, to help the Gold Coast Angel Investors take advantage of the changing demographics and economic influences in Southeast Florida.  To learn more about Bo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bo-megginson-70655433/  & Gulf Coast Angels Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and seeks to educate community leaders on how to impact their economy with better jobs and growth in household incomes by understanding the programs to engage investors at all levels to support businesses in their community at all stages.   She is the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co 
Jul 23, 2019
Changes to Reg A+ on the Horizon, with industry expert David Feldman
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Karen Rands is joind by David Feldman to discuss the history and outcome of Reg A+ since its inception in 2016.  They will explore the good and bad of almost 125 deals, averaging $10 million per deal, since inception.  Just 10 of the  issuers got listed on Nasdaq or the NYSE, though unfortunately their stocks have not fared well generally. Most of them were, for all practical purposes, start ups.  The NYSE recently decided to pause taking new Reg A+ issuers, and the Nasdaq lately had been slow walking them. This proposed requirement to be operating two years to get a Nasdaq listing makes sense. David is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, and focuses on corporate, securities and financing matters for public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and high-net worth individuals. He is considered a leading authority on alternatives to traditional initial public offerings, including the new Regulation A+.  He published a book on that subject, called Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (John Wiley & Sons), in 2018.  This is his 4th time as a guest on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast. https://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/davidnfeldman.html Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secets to Angel Investing. It is primer for investors to understand the risks and rewards of investing in private company stock.  Savvy investors that invest public stock, looking for those with the most upside potential, use her book to understand how they can invest in Reg A+ companies as a future potential public stock. She helps companies determine their strategy for raising capital and execute on the strategy.  https://karenrands.co 
Jul 16, 2019
Accelerating Entrepreneurs to Grow Your Local Economy w Angelos Angelou
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Karen Rands is joined in this Compassionate Capitalist Broadcast by Angelos Angelou, Founder of the International Accelerator in Austin, TX.  Listen to learn how in just a few years, IA has gone from an idea to help foreign-born entrepreneurs expand their startup in the U.S., develop a go-to-market strategy, and raise capital one of the most successful accelerators in the region. Since inception, 13 companies have entered the 1 year program and raised $18M, with one successful exit already.  The economic impact is profound.  Angelous has spent his career helping cities, large and small, grow their economic base through creating healthy and thriving entrepreneur communities.    To learn more about the International Accelerator go to : https://iaccelerator.com/  To learn more about how Angelos helps cities grow their economy, visit: https://angeloueconomics.com/ Karen Rands is the author of the Best Selling Finance book for Investors seeking expand their portfolio to include entrepreneurial private companies; Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  You can learn more about Karen, how she helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses, get info on the book, and access to all the other Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio at http://karenrands.co  This broadcast is also available in video at: https://youtu.be/GxzhJCNHVtc
Jul 09, 2019
Jovan Hutton Pulitzer Talks About Value of a Patent Strategy
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Karen Rands is joined by Jovan Hutton Pulitzer on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show to talk about the value of patents when you, the investor or entrepreneur, understand the concept of a 'patent picket fence' and looking through the idea to the full potential.   Jovan Pullitzer's career spans 12 startups - 3 IPO's - 2 Mergers - 2 Buyouts leading to the creation of over 1300 jobs. Pulitzer is known as Father of "Scan Commerce" and "Scan To Connect" platform. His scan tech patents allow your mobile devices to zap any bar code or QCode and retrieve information instantly. He is also the co-founder of MDBox, creating the health care disruption know as Mobile Point of Care Platforms and Operating Systems. Listen to Jovan Hutton Pulitzer's fascinating journey and the lessons learned that you he applies to day as an active investor and startup cultivator.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, the foundation for Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  She helps business owners implement growth and capital strategies.  Learn more and connect to Karen at http://karenrands.co.   If you enjoyed this broadcast, please share, comment, and subscribe to hear more of our over 180 espisodes.  Also available on iTunes, Stitcher & Tunein, among other players. 
Jul 02, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist & Angel Investor, Sandy Wollman shares insights
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Sandy Wollman joins Karen Rands to  share his experience in growing the Westchester business community by cultivating entrepreneurs and encouraging more investors to get involved and syndicate their investment.  Karen & Sandy will also talk about the things entrepreneurs do to kill their opportunity with investors.  Read Sandy's article in Forbes Sandy Wollman has been on the journey of a Compassionate Capitalist for about as long as we have been promoting that concept to investors.  Before becomeing the Co-Founder & Managing Director for The Westchester Angels and a Leader and Connector in the Angel Investing Space, he was a corporate engineer. Sandy started professional career at 3M Corporation, and as he was awarded a US Patent for a hook and loop fastener (Velcro) with superior tensile strength. He became a partner in Carna Mills, a large textile converting company.  Along with founding the Westchester Angels, Sandy has been instrumental helping entrepreneurs gain access to more funds for syndicating the offering.  Further to demonstrate his commitment to the growing the local economy, created and self-funded The Small Business Advisory Alliance, a non-profit organization, which mentored small business owners in Westchester County. Karen Rands offers strategic services to companies in a growth stage seeking capital.  She is the best seller of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, a primer for investors to learn why, what and how of investing in private companies.   More info at KarenRands.co  Please share and subscribe.  
Jun 25, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist with Hall Martin, founder of Texas Entrepreneur Network
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On this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, Karen Rands is joined by Hall Martin to discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face raising capital from angel investors, and the challenges investors face when an entrepreneur doesn't achieve their business growth goals to achieve the expected return on investment.   Hall has developed a novel way to ensure investors can achieve a 'base hit' return on investment in the event the entrepreneur fails to achieve their milestones that allows for a WIN-WIN for both the investor and entrepreneur.  Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of TEN Capital Group. He launched the firm as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009.  Today, TEN Capital has over 5000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $400M. Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network.  He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director where he achieved over a 40X return for the investors. Mr. Martin is the founder and director of the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the education of angel investors.  As a part of that program he hosts the Investor Connect podcast series. https://investorconnect.org/ Karen Rands wrote the best selling 'primer' for angel investors,  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, with the goal of providing a road map for those new to investing in private companies, either directly or through a crowdfunding platform. ISAV is guide on how to select, evaluate, and invest in the equity offered.  Go to http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com to get 12 of the 41 secrets free, and get links to buy your own copy. 
Jun 18, 2019
Inside Secret to Tax Free & Tax Deferred Investing for Angel Investors
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show, interviews Dan Kryzanowsk to share inside secrets on how you can take checkbook control of your retirement funds to invest in the asset class of your choice. The best part of all is you keep all of the tax benefits; your retirement funds are unlocked penalty free. Self-Directed investing allows investors to make all investment decisions from a tax-advantaged retirement account. This includes choosing assets, vetting deals, and writing checks. A Self-Directed account holder can invest in any asset class allowed by the IRS. Dan Kryzanowski is a Wharton grad,  serial revenue driver and active alternative investor. He currently serves as Executive Vice President at Rocket Dollar and Capital Partner for Pinnacle Storage Properties. Dan will share his journey from his traditional upbringing in Scranton, PA and corporate America to a complete 180-degree turn to embrace the excitement and opportunities as a local alternative investor and vibrant member of the fintech and self-storage communities via his Self-Directed Solo 401(k) and Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) Investor programs.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  As Karen seeks to educate and encourage investors to look beyond real estate and stock market, to add investing in startups and emerging growth companies to their portfolio; It is important to understand how to unlock your pension and retirement accounts if you are an executive wanting the excitement of innovation, impact, and entrepreneurism - without all the risk.  
Jun 11, 2019
Life Sciences Angel Investor shares insights on Compassionate Capitalist Radio
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Karen Rands interviews Tico Blumenthal to share with her Compassionate Capitalist Podcast audience the journey from innovation corporate exec to innovation investor.  Tico demonstrates how he is a Compassionate Capitalist as he shares his passion putting his investment capital to work with the intent of serving the aim of better health, globally.  To that end he advises and invests in a diverse portfolio of early stage ventures, including implantable diagnostics, cardiovascular devices and digital health.  Listen to learn about Tico's passion about innovation and some best practices for assessing deals ripe for investment.  Tico Blumenthal is the co-chair of the Medical Device Screening Committee of Life Science Angels and the head of Global Strategic Marketing at Cardinal Health's Cordis interventional vascular division. Tico brings over 15 years of operational experience in sales, marketing and innovation management in medical devices, including over 10 years with Medtronic, where he co-founded and developed Medtronic's Innovation Center in Shanghai.  He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a BE and MS from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmout.  To learn more about the mission of the Life Sciences Angels,  visit.   To learn more about how Karen is working to bring a fresh new generation of investors to the market as compassionate capitalists, visit http://insidesecretstoangelinvesting.com   The interview is also available on youtube: https://youtu.be/sVJWnjddVAw
Jun 04, 2019
Why Compassionate Capitalism is a National Imperative
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Karen Rands, Founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, explains the national imperative to remove the information and investment barrier between entrepreneurs and investors.  With the abundance of accelerators , incubators, 'entrepreneur programs' at universities, and co-working spaces with entrepreneur education programs, becoming an entrepreneur has never been easier.   Yet, even with a multitude of ways to reach investors and attact capital, finding funding is as difficult as ever.   "Compassionate Capitalism" is a mindset and the best means to change the 'access to capital' abyss that so many companies find themselves stuck in. Compassionate Capitalism is also one of the best ways to rebuild an investment portfolio that suffered losses in real estate and stock investment during the recession and continuing in the volatility of the current stock market.  Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, considered the number 1 primer for investors seeking to understand why, what, when, and how to invest in private companies from seed stage to emerging growth stage.  Learn about Karen, connect on social media, get a free sample of the book before you buy at: http://insidesecretstoangelinvesting.com/ Watch as a video:  https://youtu.be/Pw6ZYYpNw7I  
May 28, 2019
CCR: Karen Walker : A No-nonsense Talk on What it Takes to Scale & Get Funding!
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Karen Rands is joined by Karen Walker the author of the recently published book, No Dumbing Down™: A No-nonsense Guide for CEOs on Organization Growth, to talk about her time tested 5 strategies for preparing scalable and sustainable growth.   Karen Walker is an advisor to CEOs & SR leaders. She helps her clients grow their companies with successful outcomes that include IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and leadership development. Her clients include Inc. 500 start-ups and Fortune 500 firms.  Karen employs hard earned strategies forged from the early days at Compaq Computer - then the fastest growing company in American and fastest to $1billion in revenue.  Karen Rands brings her insight on why it is often easier for startups to raise capital than it is for established companies with millions in revenues that needs to fund the release of a new product line or expand into new markets.  They find themselves in a capital abyss.  Listen to this podcast to learn what the barriers are, where the money is, and what you need to go get it.    The Karens will discuss what the Growth Capital Private Equity Funds look for when making decisions to invest and what savvy private investors look for in 'Nano-Cap" companies raising capital with Reg A+ and Reg D 506c Offerings.   To learn more about how Karen Rands helps growing companies get growth capital, visit http://karenrands.co Investors seeking to learn how to invest in private companies, get her book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing Watch the Video
May 21, 2019
Transition & Succession Planning Best Practices on Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Lorra Brown, CEO of LBE Consulting, PLLC and recipient of the 2017 Who's Who in Black Atlanta, joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to discuss best practices for business owners to plan for transferring and continuation operations in the event of death or disability of the Founders and Executive Team.   Lorra offers 5 action items to prepare your company so that there is no disruption of your business in the event something happens that limits the ability of the executive team to carry out their duties.  LBE Consulting provides accounting services and business consulting to a diverse bed of self-employed professionals. Lorra is a Certified Public Accountant that has been honored by several organizations for her hard work in the community. Recently, Lorra has been ranked by ECA Accounting as one of the Top 100 Accountants to follow.  To learn more and get her FREE checklist for Succession Planning visit www.lbeconsulting.com To watch the interview on youtube:  https://youtu.be/kd5D4EbVPQA Karen Rands works with entrepreneurs and investors to bring innovation to market, create jobs, and create wealth for all.  She wrote the best selling"how to" book for angel investors.   Learn more at http://karenrands.co 
May 14, 2019
Cannabis Capitalism - Blue Ocean Opportunity and the Dangers at Sea
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Karen Rands takes the Compassionate Capitalist dive into Cannabis Capitalism in this segment as she is joined by industry expert Jon Stoddard to discuss the things entrepreneurs and investors need to know as they consider the opportunities presented by the burgeoning market for medicinal cannabis.  States Legal Status Jon spent many years helping entrepreneurs raise capital through Investor Advisory Services such as: Debt and Equity Investments, Crowdfunding, CashFlow Strategies and Mergers & Acquisitions. It is all about learning how to tell a compelling story. Like a trailer for a movie, where a great trailer will fill seats, your story will make or break your ability to raise capital. The fundamentals for starting successfully and attracting capital apply to cannabis businesses too To learn more or get in touch, visit: http://www.BigSkyInvestorGroup.com Karen has been working with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, aligning their goals to bring innovation to the market, create jobs and generate wealth for all those involved.  It is what she calls Compassionate Capitalism.  With the rapid change in the market and opportunity presented by the different ways that cannabis and hemp have been legalized, she decided to dedicate some of the podcasts to educating entrepreneurs and investors about what to look for and avoid in this new frontier.  To learn more about how Karen helps entrepreneurs and investors, and follow her on social media, visit http://karenrands.co Subscribe for her quick video tips - Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break on the contact page.     
May 07, 2019
Entrepreneur, Visionary, Conscious Capitalist Activist - Guest Safwan Shah
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Karen Rands revisits the concept of Conscious Capitalism on her Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, with her special guest Safwan Shah, CEO & Founder of PayActiv, an employer-sponsored financial wellness platform and leader in Timely Earned Wage Access (EWA).  Happier and healthier employees have been proven to enhance the bottom line... "Do well by doing good" has become the mantra of Consciousl Capitalism and Safwan Shah with his company PayActiv is living proof.  Karen and Safwan will talk about his journey, lessons learned and how that led to his success with PayActiv, and how he sees the market response to Conscious Capitalism when we seem to see a growing chasm between the workers and the executives in our corporations.  An engineer by training and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the Founder and CEO of PayActiv. A recognized expert in payment systems and technologies. Beyond his success as an Entrepreneur, Safwan is the author of It's About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Worker at a Time). Safwan's work has been featured in the New York Times, WSJ, the Los Angeles Times, on NPR's All Things Considered, NPR’s Life Kit and more.  Learn more Karen Rands has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs succeed with her coaching and educational programs and unique approach to architecting a capital strategy that aligns with the company's business goals.   Karen has helped thousands of investors learn how to share in the entrepreneur passion with Compassionate Capitalism with her best seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   Learn more at http://karenrands.co 
Apr 30, 2019
Karen Rands with Heather Havenwood, Entrepreneurial Women Empowerment
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This podcast is the audio from the video cast interview between Karen Rands and Heather Havenwood.   Listen to their lively discussion about the challenges each have experienced in the corporate and entrepreneurial world to pursue their destiny of success. Karen & Heather explore how women are empowered to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams...they can do it on their own terms if they just give their selves 'permission'.  They discuss 4 steps for women to take charge of their business and financial prosperity.  Karen, the Compassionate Capitalist, talks with Heather Havenwood, the author of "Sexy Boss: How the Empowerment of Women is Changing the Rule Book for Money, Success, and Sex."  Click to get it Connect with Heather at: http://heatherhavenwood.com for all her social media connections and her impactful podcast Connect with Karen at http://karenrands.co for all her social media connections and her impactful podcast   Learn how to make money by investing in entrepreneurs with Karen's best selling book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investinghttp://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets Watch the full video intervew at https://youtu.be/tIbB7d3u88I
Apr 23, 2019
Guest Corey Blake on the art of Conscious Capitalism story telling
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In the age of digital communication and connection, we are finding more and more that stories are the way we connect deeper. Companies are learning to use stories to help their customers trust them and their brand.   CEOs are using stories to share their vision and connect with their employees.  Conscious Capitalism got its genesis in 2013 when Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey, wanted to share his vision for what a good corporation that benefited the employees and the community would look and act like. It was his story.  Compassionate Capitalism happens when an investor connects with the story the entrepreneur shares on the problem they are solving, and how and why.  Karen Rands, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, will explore the art of story telling and how her special guest, Corey Blake, is using Conscious Capitalism to elevate humanity through business storytelling.   For both, the art of making money, capitalism, increases when one understands that more money, not less, is created when the capitalist is committed to doing good, using their capital -- human and financial -- for the better good.  Corey is the publisher of Conscious Capitalism Press, the founder and CEO of Round Table Companies (RTC), and a speaker, artist, and storyteller. He previously starred in one of the 50 greatest Superbowl commercials of all time (Mountain Dew, Bohemian Rhapsody), has won 15 independent publishing awards, and has been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and in the New York Times, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Wired. Learn more Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, the primer for investors to learn how to become Compassionate Capitalists. Learn More
Apr 16, 2019
Fireball Entrepreneur's Inspiration on Compassionate Capital Radio
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Every business starts with an idea.  Most start when someone sees a problem and no solution is found. The brave and adventurous become entrepreneurs and start businessesto solve that problem.  It is fundamental to the business model.  If you aren't addressing a need in the market, you won't have demand to generate revenue.   Fireball Approves Founder Tammy Sorrento joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate CapitalistRadio Podcast to share the inspiration behind her business and how she gives travelers piece of mind with her  Listen to learn how this insurance professional turned private investigator, started a business to protect renters from rental scams.  After a personal interaction with a scammer enlightened Tammy Sorrento to the growing problem of rental scams, she developed a solution for all of US.  The use of services like AirBNB & VRBO have become second nature to a whole generation that seldom stay in traditional hotel lodging. Many more rental listings are still made available through web postings, classified listings, and othe social media groups with no verification.  Fireball Approves Investigation Agency (#A1800175) verifies the owner and offer for the peace of mind for the renter, and the elevation of the host as verified and safe.  Learn more fireballapproves.com  Karen Rands shares her insights and experience with entrepreneurs in this weekly podcast.  Please subscribe and share.  Learn about Karen's programs to help entrepreneurs break the business and financial roadblocks to success, visit http://karenrands.co
Apr 09, 2019
Discover the Hidden Entrepreneur Inside - Guest Josh Cary on CCRadio
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Josh Cary developed a 5 step process to help entrepreneurs gain their strength, power, and ability that has always been available to them if they just knew how to tap it.  It's called  F That Noise -- an acronym for the 5-step process.  In this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio, Karen and Josh will explore why aspiring entrepreneurs have fear --- Fear of Failure and in some cases Fear of Success and how it holds them back and freezes them in mediocracy.   During this podcast you will learn how this power to overcome is readily available the moment you become willing to power through any fear you’ve been using as an excuse to remain where you are.   N - Name the emotion. O - Own the emotion I - Identify with the emotion S - Sit with the emotion E - Evolve into the person you know you are To learn more about Josh Cary and get his free offer, sign up for his podcast and newsletter, visit http://joshcary.com   To learn more about Karen Rands, get her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, learn how she helps entrepreneurs fund their innovation and grow their businesses, and how she helps investors get started as angel investors and evaluate deals, visit http://karenrands.co  You can also sign up for Karen's Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Breaks -- short informative videos sent to your email---for your mental coffee break. http://bit.ly/CCCB-signup Social Media links are available on each site, and both Josh & Karen use their names as their social media 
Apr 02, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - Blasting the Barriers to Achieving Wealth & Success
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Karen Rands has had direct experience with the power of the principals that have fueled the success of so many titans of industry and provided the tools and methods to achieve great wealth.  WIth 10 published books, James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™, is the perfect guest to explore this timeless topic.  James is the the bestselling author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power—a book that set a new standard for concise, no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point self-help books.   Listen to the lively discussion on how we already have the tools and the means to achieve the goals we seek, if we just put them to use, or if not careful can be our own worse enemy and cause our own failure.   James condenses and simplifies abstract metaphysical concepts and powerful success principles, making this life-changing information accessible to everyone. You can see James in the groundbreaking docudrama, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. For more info and to receive a free gift, visit jamesgoijr.com Karen Rands, has used these principals to pivot her business and achieve goals like publishing the Best Seller - Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and launching the Compassionate Capitalist Movement to change lives and how we think of entrepreneurism and wealth creation.   To learn more and get your free ebook - 12 of the Inside Secrets, visit http://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com
Mar 26, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Explains the Sources of Business Capital
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Investor Podcast radio show, has been working with entrepreneurs, teaching them about how to launch, grow and get the capital to do it for over 15 years.   She has created environments and opportunities for entrepreneurs and capital to connect that has resulted in Tens of Millions of dollars for small businesses to launch and grow their businesses, resulting in hundreds of jobs, unbelievable innovation to come to market.    In this segment, she will offer a foundational understanding of the differences in the types of capital, the sources, and how you qualify for it.   There is a lot of information to cover in a half hour so you may need to take notes or listen to this broadcast again.   Karen will cover "Your Money vs Other People's Money"; Debt sources of capital, Equity Sources of Capital---and how they all fit in to the capital landscape based on the lifecycle and industry of the company.  This is information is most critical for the small business owner that finds themselves at a plateau of little profit and slow or flat growth, and the desire to reboot and bring a new product line out or expand in to a new market, and can't go to the bank, VC & Angels aren't an option, and Private Equity says you are too small.   Karen can help you get out of the capital abyss. To learn more about Karen and the companies she has helped, go to:  Companies we have helped Want to know what is available to you and your business, get a professional opinion on how to get funded? Sign up for an initial consultation, fee will be applied to any future engagement.   Consult with Karen
Mar 19, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - Economic Theory that Predicts Collapse of Markets
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One thing that has been proven again and again through history, is that the financial markets will go up and down.  They will ebb and flow, almost like a life form, like water seeking to flow and find the fissures and pathways to pool together, aggregate and rise.   Karen Rands, as the Compassionate Capitalist Evangelist, and an Economist by training, has a lively discussion with Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute.  The Mises Institute, part of the Auburn University system, is an economic policy think tank built upon the Austrian Business Cycle Theory that promotes free and capitalist markets.   Dr. Thornton is a leading economist that investigates history, economic matters, financial markets, and key indicators that correlate with market corrections and collapses.   He has written a number of books regarding free markets and the economy.  The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century, was profound in its 2009 Recession predictions. Get your free copy. Karen and Mark explore this theory, market corrections in history not correllated with massive skyscrapers and other potential influences.   They wrap up their conversation with an exploration of a 2020 prediction of a market collapse and the opening of the 1 Kilometer high skyscraper in Saudi Arabia in 2020.  Karen asks about 3 current influences:  Volatility of ICOs, the economic growth of small business as a result of 2012 JOBS Act only now beginning to show impact, and the movement of money out of the stock market to fund the new Opportunity Zone Funds, the infrastructure investment it promises, along with drop in Treasury Revenues.  Tune in to hear the recommendations. 
Mar 12, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Podcast: with Sara Dahmen, Coppersmith & Entrepreneur
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Karen Rands is joined with trail blazing Award Winning Coppersmith, Author & Entrepreneur Sara Dahmen on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show. Karen & Sara talk about the challenges women face in climbing the corporate ladder and breaking through in the entrepreneur world.  And when female entrepreneurs find their passion in the pursuit of their entrepreneurial dream, they perservere, gain confidence, and find they can overcome every obstacle. Sara's unique journey from Ad Exec, to Best Selling Author, and Top Regional Event Planner, culminates with her discovering the lost art of designing and restoring sustainable copper cookware that dates back to before WWI.  Listen to her secrets of success and the power of seeking mentors and facing one's fear of not knowing what you don't know.  Originally recorded as a YouTube Video Watch Here Visit Sara and see her functional, artisan, copper cookware at : www.saradahmen.com www.housecopper.com Visit Karen and learn how she helps entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co and pick up ebook on 12 of the 44 secrets she covers in her best seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Also available as a Podcast on BlogTalkRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher & iTunes on the show name Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio.
Mar 05, 2019
You Need to Raise Capital -- Go Angel to VC or Crowd Funding Route?
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Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the Author of the Best Selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   It is the preferred tool for Angel Groups with new members that need to get up to speed, and those investors with a desire to diversify their wealth portfolio to include private equity stock of exciting entrepreneurial endeavors.  Since the JOBS Act of 2012, 5 methods for raising capital from a crowd found have been added to the traditional pipeline of Friends & Family, to Angel Groups, to VCs.  They are Reward Based CrowdFunding, Equity Based CrowdFunding (REG CF), Intrastate Crowdfunding, REG D 506c and Reg A+.  The barriers between entrepreneurs and investors have been removed, but that doesn't mean it is any easier to raise capital.  If you pursue the wrong strategy, it can be an exercise in futility and a waste of time and money.    In this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen will explore which methods are best for the specific companies and when should strategies be integrated.  Article Listing top CrowdFunding Sites and Definitions  Angel Capital Associations FAQ about Angel Investors  Karen has worked with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, educating them on the best practices to succeed in business and get the funding necessary to reach their goals... for the company seeking capital and the investor seeking to get a good return on their investment. To learn more about Karen, the programs she offers Investors and Entrepreneurs, and to get a free excerpt of her book, the top 12 Inside Secrets, visit http://karenrands.co 
Feb 26, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist: Yet Another Way AI Is Making Business More Efficient
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show and Best Selling Author of Inside Secrets of Angel Investing, is excited to have Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai as her guest.  Taylor is a mentor, startup junkie, technical marketer, and growth hacker  - a Compassionate Capitalist!  Taylor will share one of the secrets that helped Valuer.ai scale rapidly as a start up, & how they are helping other startups reach their sales targets faster through innovative use of Artificial Intelligence - AI to match startups with corporations seeking externally sourced innovation.  As a Co-founder of 5 prior startups, author and contributor to Entrepreneur.com, Taylor has relevant experiences to share with the entrepreneurs in our listenting community.   As usual, Karen will expand the conversation by adding the investor's perspective how this can increase the value proposiiton for startups seeking growth capital.  Taylor often guest lectures at University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, Talent Garden, and Google  https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorryan/ Karen Rands has been helping entrepreneurs and investors connect to fund innnovation, create jobs, and create wealth, what she calls compassionate capitalism, for over a decade.  Her best selling book is a primer for those seeking  to learn how to invest in the passion and potential of an entrepreneur from startup to expansion.  Her firm, Kugarand Capital Holdings, helps entrepreneurs take advantage of the many ways to raise capital to develop and implement a capital strategy that aligns with their business strategy.  To learn more go to http://karenrands.co   https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenrands/
Feb 19, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Show | Work Smart Strategies
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Jason Linett, best selling author of Work Smart Business, joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio to talk about best practices for starting a business fast and smart in order to defy the odds that your business won't fail in the first year.   You'll learn his tested principles and proven strategies to WORK SMART as you start-up or scale up your business. Jason is an award winning, world renowned hypnotist, TedX speaker, and self made millionaire.  He used the principles of success he learned from top business performers and professional athletes to build his own million-dollar brand and multiple successful businesses, and then wrote his book and developed coaching programs to help other entrepreneurs achieve the success the strive for.   To get Jason's book, Work Smart Business and learn more visit: https://jasonlinett.com/ Karen is the nationally recognized expert on angel investing and the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.   She believes that entrepreneurism is the greatest way to create wealth, investing in entrepreneurs is the second greatest way.   When Entrepreneurs adopt best practices for success in their business, and investors learn how to properly evaluate that success to become a financial partner so that Innovation comes to market, Jobs are created, and Wealth is made - You have Compassionate Capitalism.  Click to learn more about Karen and her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Both books are also available on Amazon.   
Feb 12, 2019
Compassionate Capitalism Isn't the same as Conscious Capitalism, here's why.
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Started about the same time, Conscious Capitalism is more known than Compassionate Capitalism.  The underlying principals behind both are quite similar and have been part of the underlying American culture for decades, if not since the birth of our nation.  Karen Rands , host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast and Founder and Chief Evangelist of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, explains the difference between Conscious Capitalism (CEOs and the Corporations they run being good corporate and community citizens) and Compassionate Capitalism (Investors making money by helping entrepreneur launch and grow their businesses by providing a portion of the financing they need to succeed).  Karen looks into the foundation and history of each, and explains the benefits of each for a community and the economy at large.  The podcast was originally recorded as a videocast and is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHoLlaNCb38 Subscribe to this podcast and listen to over 150 prior episodes on BlogTalkRadio, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google play.  Limited release of podcasts are available on BeyondPod, Spotify, & SoundCloud.  Search on Compassionate Capitalist.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  The difinitive guide to getting started as an Angel Investing -- whether investing in crowdfunded company under Reg CF or microcap growth under a Reg A+ or new to an angel group and want to get up to speed quicker, this book and the resources provided will help you determine how much, how often, and what kind of investments to make based on your risk profile.   Buy the book, & Join the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.    Test the Waters with a free excerpt of 12 of the 44 Inside Secrets included in the book. 
Feb 05, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Podcast w Diane Conklin -ROI of Integrated Marketing
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Karen Rands is joined by Diane Conklin, President / Founder at Complete Marketing Systems, LLC to discuss the importance of a comprehensive brand and marketing strategy for start up and emerging growth companies. All too often, entrepreneurs and business owners think that they can't afford to advertise in traditional media, or they don't understand social media advertising, or the integration of a brand/marketing strategy, so they will pick one and dabble with it. Often doing more harm than good when it comes to customer engagement and conversion in an increasingly digital sales environment. Karen and Diane break it down for entrepreneurs to learn how they can affordably create a world class brand by being smart about how they spend their marketing dollars. To get more information about Karen Rands go to http://karenrands.co and get access to all of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcasts.  Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and has worked with entrepreneurs and investors brining innovation to the market for over 15 years.  To get more information about Diane Conklin, go to http://CompleteMarketingSystems.com  Diane has been working with business owners helping them create and implement successful marketing strategies for 30 years.  This podcast is also available as a video at https://youtu.be/tdC6IBxEhrs
Jan 29, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Podcast: Eddie Lorin | Investing in Opportunity Zones
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Karen Rands, Strategic Advisor to investors & entrepreneurs, welcomes Eddie Lorin, Founder of Strategic Realty Holdings, to the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast to talk Opportunity Zones, the Funds that qualify, the crazy incentives for investors, and the types of projects that make most sense.  Opportunity Zones were added to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017 and the potential to profoundly and dramatically shift economic development from suburbs to metropolitan areas and long term real estate development.  There are theories that the turmoil in the stock market, as well as the decline in single family residential new construction, are foreshadowing the next 10 years as a result of this dramatic legislation.  Karen and Eddie will explore all of thrse aspects and provide the listening audience with a better understanding of this diamond in the rough investment incentive, and the actionable steps investors can take now to maximize their ROI for real estate and equity investments. Over the past 30 years, Eddie Lorin has successfully purchased and transformed $3 billion worth of multifamily real estate within 180 thriving communities covering approximately 40,000 apartment units throughout the U.S.  To connect with Eddie, go to http://www.alliantstrategic.com Karen Rands has worked with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, creating opportunities for them to connect & engage to bring innovation to the market, create jobs, and create wealth for all those involved - Compassionate Capitalism.  She is the author of the best selling Investor book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. To learn more go to http://karenrands.co 
Jan 22, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist Show with Suresh Sharma | The 3rd American Dream
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Karen Rands, leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, is joined by Suresh Sharma, author of The 3rd American Dream, an insightful book about innovation and entrepreneurship which offers ideas for creating successful entrepreneur ecosystems for communities and building our entrepreneur economy on a national level.  Karen and Suresh will talk about the state of entrepreneurism in America with the growth in incubators & accellerators and the new ways for investors and entrepreneurs to connect as a result of the 2012 JOBS Act.  Suresh is a former GE-executive turned successful entrepreneur, with a remarkable international journey of excellence to unleash the full potential of people and organizations through innovation, technology, global operations, strategy, entrepreneurship and investments.  He is, as Karen sees it, a true Compassionate Capitalist that has invested time, knowledge, resources, and money into helping entrepreneurs bring innovation to market, create jobs, and create wealth for all those involved.  Suresh currently serves  as a Managing Partner or Partner in a number of PE/VC firms.  Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/suresh1sharma/   Karen is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and believes that every investor should be adding investing in private companies as an asset class to their portfolio.  It is the second best way to create wealth, entrepreneurism being the first.  Join the Compassionate Capitalst Movement by signing up for Karen's video tip series for entrepreneurs and investors at http://bit.ly/CCCB-signup  and get the book & over $900 of tools & resources at http://bit.ly/insidesecretsbook1  
Jan 15, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist - How Crowd Funding works with Angel Investing
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Karen Rands is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement with her deep knowledge and experience about the ecosystem for the best practices for both investors and entrepreneurs to achieve their desired return on investment of time and money.  The ability to raise money from a Crowd of strangers and fans for an entrepreneur startup venture has been around since 2000.  It wasn't until 2012 that the US Government (JOBS Act) started to put plans in place to allow the High Net Worth Angel Investors and the 'Average Joe' investor to participate in funding companies, buying the stocks in those companies before they were available to the public, that they didn't meet through a friend or advisor or a membership in an investor club.  They would hear about these investment opportunities through a general solicitation via the internet or other media that the company was selling equity of their private company.  And it wasn't until 2016 that REG CF (Regulation Crowd Funding) was fully available for investors to share in the wealth of these types of startup companies.  Equity Based Crowd Funding has been hailed as the great economic equalizer for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors at all income levels, yet many traditiional angel investors and venture capitalists are resistant to co investing on deals that have received funding from the crowd.   Karen will break it down for both entrepreneurs and investors on how crowd funding, specifically REG CF, can integrate into a capitalization strategy for companies at every stage of growth.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, hailed as the #1 source for those investors getting started as investors in private equity.   You can learn more about Karen, her offerings, and her book at http://karenrands.co 
Jan 08, 2019
Compassionate Capitalist | Jim Debetta Shares Insights on Inventing & Inventors
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In this episode of Compassionate Capitalist Podcast,  Karen Rands and Jim Debetta discuss steps, challenges and triumphs for inventors bringing new products to market. Often inventors will get the proverbial "cart before the horse" and spend money unnecessarily in pursuit of a dream for a new invention.  In this episode, Jim and Karen discuss best practices for creating companies, raising capital, to make an invention a reality.  To learn how entrepreneurs work with Karen to grow their business, or how to create wealth through funded innovation and compassionate capitalism visit http://karenrands.co on facebook @BusinessInvestorGrow  Also sign up for Karen's FREE Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break video tips by email To learn how inventors and entrepreneurs can work with Jim to get their products developed and into the market visit http://jimdebetta.com or on facebook @weknowbusiness
Nov 06, 2018
Compassionate Capitalist | Larry Boyer - Career & Wealth Creation strategy
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In this day and age of job insecurity and a gig economy, all success motivated people need to understand how they can create value in their personal brand to maintain a corporate career - OR find a passion to successfully start a business - OR have the best of both worlds by using ones success to put their money to work by investing in multiple private companies that share a passion for a solution to a problem in the market. In this episode of compassionate capitalists (previously recorded in 2017)  Larry Boyer of Success Rockets and Karen Rands, author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, share insights that those that want to create economic security and generational wealth will want to hear. Get to learn more about Larry go to http://successrockets.com OR buy his book @Amazon Learn more about Karen  @ http://karenrands.co and grab the copy of her best seller book http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets  More episodes can be found on Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and BeyondPod.  Soon to be on Spotify. 
Nov 02, 2018
Public Relations in Social Media to grow Brand & gain Credibility
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In this episode (which is previously recorded from 2017)  Karen Rands interviews Geo Ropert of Ropert & Partners in this Video-Cast to discuss how CEOs and CMOs of growing small businesses can effectively use public relations to grow their brand, gain credibility and trust with their target customers, and become an authority in their industry. They answer the questions: How is PR different from Marketing? & How does a social media campaign fit into a PR Strategy? Karen also applies Geo's tips to the release of books to have the greatest impact on the market like with her Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Geo Ropert's company is Ropert and Partners (a nationally recognized credit and public relations firm). To learn more about Ropert go to   ropertandpartners.com Subscribe and share this podcast to business owners and investors you know!  Available on Stitcher, iTunes, TuneIn, & Beyond Pod To Learn more about Karen and how she helps entrepreneurs and investors implement strategies to intersect their corporate growth with their access to capital to achieve their goals go to  http://karenrands.co   To grab your copy of her best selling book go to:  http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets 
Oct 30, 2018
Compassionate Capitalist | Jason Treu - Social Wealth leads to Business Success
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Karen Rands continues with her Compassionate Capitalist show (previously recorded from 2017) with her special guest, Jason Treu, discussing how businesses grow their revenue and increase their bottom line profitability by creating an engaging psychologically safe work environments. Jason Treu (Troy) is an executive coach who works with corporate executives, rising stars and entrepreneurs to help them maximize their leadership potential, performance and build and execute their career blueprint (which can including starting their own business). He's the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships. Further, Jason was a featured speaker at TEDxWilmington 2017, where he debuted his breakthrough team building game Cards Against Mundanity. That will help improve team performance, communication and collaboration in as little as 45 minutes. Karen and Jason talk about the impact of developing strong relationships for the your health & wealth & well being. They dig in to why successful businesses like Google are committed to creating corporate environments that are engaging for their employees. Businesses and Executives committed increasing their social wealth and positive relationships between employees become more productive and that means more revenue and more profit. Listen and Learn why understanding how your social wealth can increase your personal wealth. Learn more about Jason @  http://www.jasontreu.com. You can get Jason’s  #1 team building game, @cardsagainstmundanity.com, for free that he debuted at TEDxWilmington 2017 To learn more about Karen go to :  http://karenrands.co and get your copy of her best selling book @:  http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets   
Oct 27, 2018
Compassionate Capitalism | Mark Grace - Author of the Path of Life book Series
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In this episode of compassionate capitalists (previously recorded from 2017) Karen Rands describes Mark Grace as one of her original Compassionate Capitalists. They share a long history in Angel Investing and participating in the Entrepreneur ecosystem. In this interview they talk about the lessons shared in their books and who most benefits from reading them. They share how entrepreneurs and investors can find Joy in their human condition through understanding and managing their experiences in life. They share insights from decades of experience as entrepreneurs and investors, sitting on both sides of the table. Key point: creating value in the customer experience to grow sustained competitive advantage and growth from revenues---and how to avoid the takers and the 'turd throwers'---yes 'turd throwers' as you chart your path to Awesome. To know more about Mark Grace go to http://www.beyondvia.com/  and you can also buy his book at amazon.com/author/markgracepath Karen as an educator, author, investor and entrepreneur herself, has been involved in the early stage entrepreneur development and investor cultivation since 2001. When Karen speaks, people listen to what she has to say about creating wealth through entrepreneurship and private investment!  To learn about Karen and how she helps entrepreneurs and investors implement strategies to intersect their corporate growth with their access to capital to achieve their goals go to http://karenrands.co    Get yourself a copy of her best selling book at  http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets   
Oct 23, 2018
Compassionate Capitalist | Dara Albright - Crowdfunding and Reg A+
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In this episode (previously recorded from 2017) Karen Rands and Dara Albright discuss the progress with the economic democracy triggered by the approval for Reg A+ within the crowdfunding and capital industries. They share the insights and experiences gained since the approval for Reg A+ since 2015. They explore both sides - investor and offerer - for the success of the Reg A+ Micro-IPO of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Dara Albright is a recognized authority & frequent speaker on topics relating to market structure & crowdfinance. President of Dara Albright Events, Co-founder of the LendIt conference & the FinFair Conference To know more about Dara go to www.daraalbright.com Greatest Wealth is Created by Entrepreneurs - & the Investors that Invest Money to fuel their Success. It is the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. Listen & Learn with Karen Rands Get the karen's best selling book go to  http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets   Also to Learn more about Karen and how she helps entrepreneurs and investors go to http://karenrands.co      
Oct 21, 2018
Investing in Blockchain - More than the Crypto-currency enabler
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On this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, Host Karen Rands is joined by Greg Silberman, Chief Investment Officer at ACG Wealth, Inc. to talk about Blockchain: what it is, why it is linked to cryptocurrency, and why it is really what investors should be focused on.  In the first half of this show we will discuss the rise and fall and risk vs reward of cryptocurrency and how blockchain got its start and how it made cryptocurrency possible.   Then we will move beyond crypto to talk about how blockchain is fundamentally changing fraud in the financial sector, limiting smuggling of contraband, and impact on other sectors like healthcare and supply chain management.   We will wrap up with a 'watch this space' discussion on Hashgraph, the blockchain competitor.  You can learn more about Greg Silberman on Linkedin.  Greg is the CIO of Atlanta Capital Group, brings 16 years of investment experience, spanning 3 continent, with a trackrecord of structuring over $1B in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds and Real Assets in his role and responsibility to act as a good steward for ACG's clients' capital.  You can learn more about Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co.  She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and committed to changing the mindset of thinking investing in entrepreneurs is not as rewarding as investing in traditional public stocks and real estate.  She has hosted the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show for many years with over 200 shows recorded.   You can find the podcasts to replay on Stitcher, BeyondPod, TuneIn and Itunes.  
Aug 23, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism: Navigating the Corporate Landscape for Businesses
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If you are thinking of starting a tech company or a restaurant or any business, the process of incorporation, obtaining financing,  building your team, and operating your business is somewhat predictable.  When it comes to the cannabis industry, you need to do a lot more planning and research before you get started--- because when you make a mistake, or assume you know what is needed, you can lose everything - literally and figuratively.  Tune in to hear from two experts about starting and growing businesses, and how legal traditional business can and do differ from legal cannabis businesses.   Karen Rands is the nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, trusted advisor to growing companies, and host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast.  She started the Cannabis Capitalism segment to explore the dynamic growth of this emerging market.  David Feldman, partner with the law firm Duane Morris, is a renowned authority on corporate & security law and is as sought after advisor to entrepreneurs and investors.  Duane Morris has a practice specifically dedicated to representing clients participating in different sectors of the multi-faceted legal cannabis industry.  David, as an accomplished author of 4 books on finance and entrepreneurship, he blogs and speaks regularly about the emerging Cannabis industry with his blog http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com/ and frequent speaking engagements. To learn more about Karen Rands and how she helps entrepreneurs implement strategies to intersect their corporate growth with their access to capital to achieve their goals, go to http://karenrands.co  Investors should grab their copy of her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing at Amazon
Aug 15, 2018
REG A+ - Is it the best kept secret for access to capital?
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Reg A+ was the second demonstrative change in how private companies can raise capital from "the crowd" that was born of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act of 2012.   In response to the JOBS Act legislation, the SEC was required to update decades old regulations that defined how private companies -- from start up to expansion stage -- could legally raise capital from individual investors.  Reg A+ was in response to the Type IV provision of the JOBS Act, and was the first time that private growth-stage companies to raise money by selling equity, shares in their company, to all Americans.   They could raise up $50 Million dollars in units as small as $100.   They could advertise and create awareness of their offering by any means--tv, print, social media, email, and direct mail.   It is often called a Mini IPO.   Reg A+ has been available now since June of 2015.  Karen's guest, David Feldman, a securities attorney with Duane Morris, literally wrote the book on Reg A+  "Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO: Financing Your Growth Business Following the JOBS Act" . Entrepreneurs: Tune in to learn when and how to maximize the potential of Reg A+ for raising growth captial. Investors:  Tune in to to learn how to identify the hidden gems of investing in Reg A+ offerings. Karen Rands is the nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, trusted advisor to growing companies,  and host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast. To learn more about Karen Rands and how she helps entrepreneurs implement strategies to intersect their corporate growth with their access to capital to achieve their goals, go to http://karenrands.co 
Aug 13, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism: If it's good for you, why is it illegal?
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With what seems like breaking news every day about the legalization of marijuana, it is easy to forget that it wasn't that long ago that cannabis and hemp was as legal as orange juice.  Prior to US Congress passing the Controlled Substances Act in the 1970’s, which established Cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, the most restrictive category ranking substances according to their dangerousness and potential for addiction, Cannabis was widely accepted as a therapeutic agent across many cultures for over 5000 years.  As investors & entrepreneurs evaluate this emerging industry for risk vs reward, it is important to understand the history to anticipate the future.  Karen Rands is the nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, trusted advisor to growing companies, and host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast.  She started the Cannabis Capitalism segment to explore the dynamic growth of this emerging market.  David Feldman, partner with the law firm Duane Morris, is a renowned authority on corporate & security law and is as sought after advisor to entrepreneurs and investors.  Duane Morris has a practice specifically dedicated to representing clients participating in different sectors of the multi-faceted legal cannabis industry.  David, as an accomplished author of 4 books on finance and entrepreneurship, he blogs and speaks regularly about the emerging Cannabis industry with his blog http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com/ and frequent speaking engagements. To learn more about Karen Rands and how she helps entrepreneurs implement strategies to intersect their corporate growth with their access to capital to achieve their goals, go to http://karenrands.co  Investors should grab their copy of her best selling book.
Aug 08, 2018
The She Shift | Women Entrepreneur Revolution | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Karen Rands, is joined by Melissa Clark, Author of The She Shift - From HIStory to HERstory, on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show to talk about her book, and the business cultural revolution we are experiencing.  There is a shift taking place in the world, with women in the workplace, female entrepreneurs, and women supporting one another now more than ever.   Listen in on their conversation gain a few of the insights.  The She Shift  seen in business started long before the #METOO movement.  Some could say that it is because of the impact that women are having on all industries and their influence on corporate culture that make the #METOO movement possible.   We will highlight just a few of the twenty-five dynamic women from various backgrounds, industries, and regions that share their stories of life and business in The She Shift. These inspirational women describe their triumphs, tribulations, and journeys. The She Shift is crafted to highlight women influencing the world, creating legacies for future female leaders, and to globally inspire, empower, and enlighten the audience. Melissa Clark, is passionate about empowering women, businesswomen and young women with motivational speaking, products and stratigic business services.  She has been named a “Woman of Distinction,” by “Women of Distinction” magazine- More at  TheSheShift.com.  Her book is available on Amazon in written & audible format.  Karen Rands is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  She has been working with Entrepreneurs and Investors for over 15 years to bring Innovation to the Market and Create Wealth for the founders and investors.  She can be reached at KarenRands.co
Jul 24, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism: Beware of the Fraudsters
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In this segment of the Cannabis Capitalist Radio show, Karen Rands is joined again by Kristen Yoder to discuss a fast path to losing money in the cannabis industry.  We like to believe that people have the best intentions and want to do no harm that would hurt the momentum of the movement to legalize cannabis across America.  Where one person sees the opportunity to invest time and money into industry in its infancy with all the potential to be as big than any other sector and to help society with an alternative to opiod addiction and alchohol related illnesses; another person, it seems, will seek ways to manipulate the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs and investors by providing misleading information and half-truthes for the sole pupose of making a quick buck by enticing the unsuspecting into fraudulant opportunities.   Kristen will talk about real life examples she has seen of fraud being perpetrated and how in some ways the regulatory environment provides fertile ground.  Karen Rands, as host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, sees the legal Cannabis Industry as a micro-economy within a whole new rapidly developing industry.  As an influencer to investors and entrepreneurs, Karen has created the Cannabis Capitalist Radio series to educate the market on all the aspects of this industry before they invest time and money starting or investing in a business in the Cannabis Industry.  Kristen Yoder is a 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Cannabis 2018 & a trusted source for investors and investment firms entering the Cannabis Industry.  She has spent 13 years managing successful cannabis businesses in every sector of the industry.  Her company, Soil to the Oil is sought after for their insight and expertise. 
Jul 18, 2018
Cannabis Capitalist Radio: Terpenes & Terpenoids - The Nose Knows
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Karen Rands, as host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, recognizes the micro-economy of a whole new industry that is rapidly developing -- the legal Cannabis Industry.  As an influencer to investors and entrepreneurs, Karen has created a new series, Cannabis Capitalist Radio,  to shed light on all the aspects of this industry and educate her audience before they invest time and money starting or investing in a business in the Cannabis Industry.  Kristen Yoder is a 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Cannabis 2018 & a trusted source for BS Free information on the Cannabis Industry.  She has spent 13 years managing successful cannabis businesses in every sector of the industry.  Her company, Soil to the Oil, advises investors and investment firms entering the Cannabis Industry.   There is a fallacy that permeates the industry. Cannabis is marketed with cute names with claims of euporia, or relaxation, or pain relief, and although that may be true in many cases, due to the nature of how the cannabinoids interact with the human CB1 & CB2 receptors, it is not always the case.  Each person's biochemistry is different and therefore the actual effect is unpredictable.  However, there is a way that many experienced in the industry are able to use to help a consumer predict for him or herself how a particular type of flower will effect them -- the Smell.  In this podcast Karen and Kristen will dig into this fascinating world of the three T's of Horticulture: Trichome, Terpenes & Terpenoids and how they influence the effect of Cannabis on an individual.  To learn more about Kristen: https://www.soiltotheoil.com/ To learn more about Karen and her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, visit http://karenrands.co
Jul 18, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism Radio presents the Newest Destination Travel Experience
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Karen Rands is taking the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show into new realm of discover for the entrepreneurs and investors who regularly listen to her show. Through this special series, she will educate them on all the aspects of the young & growing Cannabis industry for weath creation. In this segment of the Cannabis Capitalism Radio, Karen is joined by Jennifer Salomon, Founder, CEO and the “Jenni” in JenniCannAdventures to discuss the crossover between ecotourism and destination tourism when her clients journey to retreats across the U.S. where adult recreational cannabis is legal. The participants experience excursions unique to the area, while also learning about sustainability and environmental practices specific to that community. To learn more about past and upcoming retreats  visit:  http://sayhithere.com/brand/jennicannadventures  ------- JenniCannAdventures is the source for custom cannabis travel plans and produces multiple Cannabis-centric experiential travel retreats across the United States in locations where adult recreational cannabis use is legal.   Jennifer Saloman, is the recipient of several awards in business, healthcare, and education and a sought after public speaker.  Jenni drew upon a broad array of personal and professional experiences to create a niche travel and tourism company.  Karen Rands, is the Founder and CEO of Kugarand Capital Holdings, the strategic advisory firm for entrepreneurs seeking grow their business and investors interested in best practices for investing in innovative products and business models to create generational wealth.  Karen is the Best Selling Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Info: KarenRands.co
Jun 29, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism Radio: CBD, Hemp, Flower---What makes up the Industry?
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Karen Rands is taking the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show into new territory to share with her listeners the economic impact of the growing trend legalizing various forms of Cannabis. In this segment of the Cannabis Capitalism Radio, Karen Rands will talk with Michael Patterson on the various types of raw materials that make up the Cannabis Industry, and how they are commercialized.  Before there was legalization of Cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, there were elements and variations of the Cannabis Plant (Marijuana) that were legal and already being commercialized for many different consumer and industrial uses.   Michael is a recognized expert in the industry in the commercialization of Hemp.  You may be surprised that Hemp has been cultivated to replace fossil fuels in many derivative products.   Listen to this segment to learn how and what the future may hold when it comes to the various products derived from Cannabis.  ***** Michael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held developmental consulting firm which was established in 2014 with a mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis. US Cannabis develops the legal cannabis/hemp market across all platforms (education, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, management operations and compliance, and physician services). http://uscprd.com Karen Rands is the Founder of Kugarand Capital Holdings, a full service advisory firm to entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow their businesses with insight on best practices and access to capital.  She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement---with the goal to increase participation in private investment in entrepreneurism.   http://karenrands.co
Jun 28, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism Radio- Past, Present, Future - Regulations & Economic Impact
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Karen Rands is taking the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show into new territory to share with her listeners the economic impact of the growing trend legalizing various forms of Cannabis.  In this segment of the Cannabis Capitalism Radio, Karen is joined by Michael Ptterson, seemingly the goto guy for big companies, state governments, and private equity / investment bankers wanting to understand the Cannabis marketplace.  Karen and Michael will dig into the current state of the industry, lessons learned by State's false starts, and why States are embracing this economic stimulant.    If you want to learn how to make money as an entrepreneur or an investor in the Cannabis Industry, this is a show you will not want to miss.   Like any industry, some trail blazers get it all wrong, and others have the opportunity to learn from those mistakes.   In this conversation, we will explore all of those lessons learned and predictions for the future going forward.  ****** Michael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held developmental consulting firm which was established in 2014 with a mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis. US Cannabis develops the legal cannabis/hemp market across all platforms (education, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, management operations and compliance, and physician services). Karen Rands is the Founder of Kugarand Capital Holdings, a full service advisory firm to entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow their businesses with insight on best practices and access to capital.  She is the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and is leading the Compassionate Capitalist Movement---with the goal to increase participation in private investment in entrepreneurism.   http://karenrands.co
Jun 28, 2018
Igniting Purpose Driven Leadership - Integral to Compassionate Capitalism
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Every CEO & Angel Investor needs to hear the insights Karen and Jim will discuss on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast.  Purpose drives success.  Leadership provides direction. Creativity fuels innovation which triggers growth.   All of that is described in the book and Jim shares tactical and strategic plans for CEOs in his book, Igniting Purpose Driven Leadership, that can lead to sustainable and profitable growth by figuring out how to shift your team to abundance by unleashing their creativity.   This is important for investors to understand as well because if the team is too focused on just one innovation, they risk stagnation a few years in to the project and hitting a plateau that will limit their ability to produce the return on investment you expect.  About Jim Nevada:   Jim is the CEO of the Nevada Group, which helps executives create a purpose-driven culture that attracts and keeps top talent, so they can experience rapid growth and higher profitability. Jim has extensive executive experience, including 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded and privately-held professional service firms, and served as President in one of the largest firms in the sector. He also has many years of experience in M&A, having worked on numerous transactions, including some of the largest deals in the sector.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimnevada/ http://jimnevada.com  About Karen Rands:  Karen has been working with entrepreneurs on growth and expansion strategies and access to capital for over 15 years.   She has been active in the Angel Investor and Venture Capital community for over 10 years.  Her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is the foundation for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. http://karenrands.co
Jun 12, 2018
How to Gain Influence with Your Target Market for Massive Business Success
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Karen Rands is joined by Neil Howe, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur, to discuss his latest book:  The Trust Factor. The Trust Factor is the science of creating authority positioning in the subconscious. This technology is based on a model whereby the major thinking part of human activity (over 90%), including emotion, takes place in the subconscious area that is below the levels of controlled awareness. Neil uses case studies to back up his findings. He also provides applications of it for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals.  Traditional marketing methods used by entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals won’t trigger decisions at a subconscious level. They just use whatever the “shiny button” is at the moment and hope that it will work.  Instead, they should use the scientific approach of The Trust Factor to capture insights that predict why prospects will choose to follow, respect, and eventually buy from one person over another.  Listen to this podcast to discover the powerful methods in Neil's book that will increase your Authority, Credibility, and Trust, change how you market your business.  When you can take the guess work out of your marketing strategy and streamline conversions based on your potential customer's trusting your authority, you will be on the fast tract to new levels of success. Learn more at http://thetrustfactorbook.com --- snag a free copy for a limited time! Learn more about Compassionate Capitalism and get Karen's Best Selling Book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Apr 10, 2018
The Legend behind the making of Prego Sauce - Innovation & Sustainability
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Show, is joined by Bonnie Daneker, Co-Author of the fascinating look into the historic story of the making of Campbell's Prego Sauce.  It's In There!® Listen to learn the legend behind Prego Spaghetti Sauce, a flagship product in Campbell Soup Company’s portfolio for more than thirty years.  Campbell Soup Company has deep roots in American culture dating back to 1869, yet they led the market in innovation of product, design, marketing, and manufacturing to retain a leadership position--the very definition of sustainable.  The making of Prego Sauce is the story of business idea, formed in response to a business need and a market trend, that was driver to change many traditions within the company.  From the tomato breeding to the recipe formulation to the engineering and mechanical feats necessary for production—not to mention the marketing research and advertising efforts needed to position Prego in the marketplace—It's In There!® is a memoir-based product history of an iconic brand found today in kitchens around the world. Bonnie Bajorek Daneker is Founder and Principal of WasteLine Sustainability Communications, helping conscious companies communicate their commitment to sustainability at every level.   She earned her MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School and her BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University.  A portion of the proceeds on the book go to fund scholarships at Ohio State University.  To learn more about the book and the co-author and developer of Prego Sauce, William Morton Hildebolt - CLICK HERE.
Mar 22, 2018
Building a Personal Brand - as SoloPreneur or CEO it is critical to your success
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Karen Rands will be joined by Jamie Greenberg of A Brand Your Way on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast show to discuss how to turn your originality into a business and establish oneself as a leader in their industry.  By understanding ones unique value proposition, they can develop their personal brand and stand out in the crowd as a CEO of a company, the Founder of a New Business, or a SoloPreneur seeking to establish thought leadership.    On this Podcast you will learn the importance of identifying your original you and the influence you can have on your business and the marketplace.   We will also discuss actionable techniques you can begin right away to grow your authority in the marketplace.  This information is important to both the entrepereneurs and investors in our audience because of the cause and effect.  Most entrepreneurs start with an idea, something they have created first in their minds, and then worked to turn it into a reality.  You as a person are the aggregate for you ideas and inspirations.  If the market place understands your unique value and trusts you as an authority, your business will grow.  Investors, likewise, invest in companies that have strong leaders they believe have or will have authority in their target market. To learn more about Jamie Greenberg, A Brand Your Way, and the system he has created to help people realize their unique value proposition and how to profit from growing their personal brand, visit: http://www.brandyouway.com  To learn more about Karen Rands, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and how she helps entrepreneurs grow their business and attract capital, and investors increase their wealth by investing in entrepreneurism, visite http://karenrands.co 
Mar 20, 2018
Kickstart Your Business Success: What's a 4 letter word that leads to success?
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There is something that every successful entrepreneur has in common, and that is the ability to PLAN.  Planning is much more than merely writing “a business plan.” It’s a practice that  serves over the course of a lifetime. Without it, success is highly unpredictable. Karen Rands, Host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show,  is joined by  Nancy Chorpenning, founder and President of  C-Suite Advisors and the CEO School for Women to talk about the importance of planning for success in business by exploring the risks and challenges the business and its executive team will be faced with as they grow their business.  Listen to this podcast to gain insights on how to get your business on track for the success you deserve in the coming year.  Connect with Nancy Chorpenning @ CSuiteAdvisors.com  For the past decade, Nancy has worked tirelessly on behalf of women entrepreneurs.  As an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Nancy was elected to NAWBO’s National Board of Directors, and served as Chair of its Governance Committee. Most recently, she chaired the NAWBO Presidents’ Assembly, leading Presidents in 60 NAWBO Chapters across the U.S.  Connect with Karen Rands @ Karenrands.co For over a decade Karen has worked with entrepreneurs on their go to market and expansion plans, and providing access to capital of all types.  She has worked with investors for all most as long providing services to educate them on how to mitigate risk on angel investments into private equity and providing due diligence services.  She is the Best Selling Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Feb 27, 2018
Compassionate Capitalism -- How Individuals and Corporations Participate
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Karen Rands, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement for Angel Investors,  talks with author Mark Faust, trusted advisor to Corporate Executive Teams and author of Growth or Bust and High Growth Levers, about how individuals and corporations use Compassionate Capitalism to create wealth and grow their business.    As a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, Karen has written the best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing as a step by step guide for learning how to invest in private companies to bring innovation to the market, create jobs and create wealth for all those involved -- Compassionate Capitalism.   She believes busy executives can effectively diversify their portfolio to invest in entrepreneurs as a wealth creation strategy, and enjoy the passion and excitment of an entrepreneurial endeavor without incurring all the risk and challenges of being an entrepreneur.   Mark's company, Echelon Management International, works with both leaders of successfully growing companies who want to raise the bar as well as with companies in turnaround. Mark has worked with and interviewed many Fortune 500 CEO's, hundreds of number one sales performers, and thousands of his client's top customers. From this experience and insight, he discovered a corporate version of Compassionate Capitalism that is part of the pattern for success for those companies and executives.  To learn more about Karen Rands, get access to her video and audio interviews, and learn about the services her company Kugarand Capital Holdings offers, visit http://karenrands.co To learn more about Mark Faust, and how his firm Echelon helps executive management teams navigate turn around for their business and create high performing environments, visit http://echelonmanagement.com/
Feb 15, 2018
Revenue, Revenue, it's all about the Revenue. Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Karen Rands, host of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio show, is joined by Paul D'Souza to explore the challenges businesses of all sizes face when growing their revenue year after year.  Listen to this conversation from two strategic entrepreneur advisors about how we to  increase your market impact and revenue. Paul published a book titled “The Market Has Changed – Have You?“ to address the changes in how customers buy today; which requires people to sell differently.  Relationship and Trust is key, but how do you create that when sales are rarely done face to face any more.   It is easy to have expenses creep up in the ever pursuit of new prospects, without people knowing if they are effective in their conversion of those prospects or even if they have made it into the sales funnel.  The original idea of a sales funnel almose seems archiac in the new world of social media this and SEO that.  Over the past 25 years Paul has consulted, spoken to and mentored people; helping them increase revenue and profits in a sustainable manner. The most effective strategies have always included elements that improve a company's sales strategy and effectivenvess in customer acquisition and conversion.  Connect with Paul at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldsouza/ Karen has worked with dozens of companies on their go to market strategy and incorporates a national brand awareness campaign into her investor relations campaigns for her clients.  With her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, Karen has become a nationally recognized authority on Angel Investing as an employee retention strategy and economic development strategy.   Learn more about Karen and the services she offers at http://karenrands.co  
Jan 30, 2018
Crowdfunding Pioneer | Ruth Hedges | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Equity Crowdfunding is still relatively young as an industry, but is growing leaps and bounds.   Ruth Hedges is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on crowdfunding and honored to be one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as Title lll 4(a)(6) - the crowdfunding bill in the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012.  Ruth developed CrowdfundingCRM, a robust tool for entrepreneurs launching and managing an equity crowdfunding campaign - the first of its kind built for crowdfunding with robust analytical and marketing tools and much more. Ruth is also the founder and CEO of Crowdfundingroadmap Inc which operates the Flagship Global Crowdfunding Convention the world’s first annual crowdfunding convention that she created 6 years ago http://thegccworld.com.  It is scheduled for Oct 23 & 24 in Las Vegas and is sponsored by Microsoft.   With the release of her book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, Karen Rands has become the evangelist for Compassionate Capitalism and seeks to bring new investors into the market that understand the risks and rewards of investing in 'pre-cap' entrepreneur opportunities.  Crowdfunding represents a new world of economic democratization of the capital markets and a unique opportunity for both women entrepreneurs and investors to gain ground in grabbing more of the wealth creation pie.  Women entrepreneurs and investors are empowered like never before to start and grow businesses and invest in unique opportunities because of crowdfunding. Karen and Ruth discuss the history and growth of Crowdfunding, the upcoming convention, and how women entrepreneurs and women investors should make plans to participate in this historic event.   
Sep 08, 2017
Thought Leadership | Mitchell Levy -The AHA Guy |Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Karen Rands returns with her Compassionate Capitalist show to explore how those with a mission and a calling can position themselves as Thought Leaders in their Community and Industry.   Her guest is Mitchell Levy, the AHA Guy.  He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including 4 publishing companies that have published over 800 books.  Mitchell is an international bestselling author with 58 business books and has been a strategic consultant to over 100 companies and advisor to over 500 CEOs. Karen and Mitchell will discuss how entrepreneurs and business leaders can find their voice to position themselves as authorities and leaders in their industry to further their passion and purpose.   Our audience will learn firsthand how to become Thought Leaders and the 5 top practices to be an authority today.  With the recent release of Karen's Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, she will seek to apply Mitchell's knowledge and expertise to her own passion and purpose - The Compassionate Capitalist Movement - as part of sharing this important information to all who tune in and listen.  If you believe you have a book inside you that must be shared, tune in to learn how Mitchell Levy system to create bestselling self-published books can work for you. You can connect with Mitchell on social media: Twitter   &  Linkedin  &   Facebook at HappyAbout And Karen on social media: Twitter & LinkedIn &  Facebook/TheKarenRands & KarenRands.co
Aug 18, 2017
Without this the JOBS Act will Fail | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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The Compassionate Capitalist Show, hosted by Karen Rands will dig into the Promise, Potential and Obstacles for the JOBS Act of 2012 to be successful.  Now that all three levels are fully available for entrepreneurs to seek investors from the 'crowd', it is time for a thoughtful and in depth assessment of the progress and short falls of what we call "The Great Experiment".  The JOBS Act of 2012 was a great initiative to bust down the barrier between entrepreneurs and potential investors. Entrepreneurs no longer have to go through structure angel groups, illegally hire finders, pay big fees to Broker/Dealers or work their way through the doors closed to investors by their wealth managers.  With the ability to 'general solicit', entreprenerus can market their opportunity directly to investors.  But, as we have discovered with the sluggish response to companies participating in the 3 types of capital raising programs for crowd finance, to be successful, net new smart money must come into the market.  Listen to learn what the obstacle is to that success. Karen Rands has been educating entrepreners on business strategy and providing access to capital for over 15 years.   She has been educating investors on how to be an angel investor and creating environment for entrepreneurs and investors to connect for over 10 years.   She ran one of the most active angel investor groups in the Southeast for many years and will be releasing her book, "Inside Secrets to Angel Investing" shortly.   She is trained as an economist and master business professional.    To learn more go to http://karenrands.co  and http://compassionatecapitalist.me Join Karen online on Instagram @compassionatecapitalst & twitter @karen_rands and on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenrands   
Dec 06, 2016
What's the One thing Entrepreneurs Hate, but Must Do to Grow?
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The Compassionate Capitalist show offers insights to help entrepreneurs succeed so they can create wealth for themselves and their investors. A vision for the company's future and growth strategy is built upon the financial success of the business.  Accounting is how it is measured but not something entrepreneurs embrace. As entrepreneurs start up their business, they often lack the skills to manage the day to day accounting of their business or procrastinate reconciling their financial results because the tools most often recommended are not easy to use.   Learn about new tools that make accounting and managing the financial health of your business easy, and all the other aspects of running a strong growing company when you tune in to this session. Karen Rands will be talking with Robby Mathis, successful entrepreneur in his own right and the Founder of the Robby Group.  Robby believes small businesses, non-profits and individuals deserve the same tax advisory and accounting support as large corporate companies – all at an affordable price. After working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and earning his Master of Accountancy degree, he stepped away from corporate America to share his unique knowledge and experience with the hard working backbone of the American working class at a price they could afford. The firm he founded, The Robby Group, leverages cloud technology, through an easy-to-use accounting platform called Xero, and advanced tax research and preparation software for one reason – to ensure that clients are able to make the best financial decisions for their companies and their families. To learn more about Karen Rands, Her Company Services, and her Best Selling Book - Inside Secrets to Angel Investing - go to http://karenrands.co To learn more about Robby Group and find out more about the tools you can use to accelerate your business, go to: https://calendly.com/robbymathis
Nov 22, 2016
Strategies > Employee to Entrepreneur | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Karen Rands, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, returns to the airwaves with her special guest Joseph Sroka, Chief Investment Officer for NovaPoint Capital, LLC.  There comes a point in many successful employees and executives lives when they wonder what it would be like to be their own boss, to strike out and start their own company.   In this half hour talk, Karen and Joseph will explore what strategies can be used from the very beginning to increase those transitioning from corporate to start up can use to increased their odds of success in their entrepreneurial endeavor. They will look explore and offer key recommended action: •    deciding if start up idea is better than the day job •    finding seed capital to just start it up •    determining alternative sources of capital to sustain to until more capital or revenue comes in. If you or someone you know is thinking about leaving their job to start a company, listen or have them listen in or listen to the replay.   Even if you have already left your company, you can still benefit from the strategies offered here to get you on the right track sooner than later. More Info NovaPoint Capital  is an investment adviser firm that works with individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Karen Rands has established a reputation for providing clear cut strategies for companies to launch and grow and gain access to the capital they need along the way.  Also as the managing director for the National Network of Angel Investors she is a leading source for investor education.  Best Selling Book: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing at KarenRands.co
Jun 15, 2016
Managing the Risk in your Business Investment - Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Karen Rands talks with Tom Mackey of EPIC about creative ways that experienced investors can use the techniques private equity funds and M&A firms use to mitigate risks when investing and acquiring companies.  Karen shares her insights in ways that angel investors can manage their risk when investing in private companies.  As the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, she has keen insights on how investors can add equity investments into private entrepreneur endeavors into their wealth creation strategy.   Compassionate Capitalism takes investing away from just buying and selling to building companies and contributing to the economy by creating jobs and funding innovation that can better our lives.   Listen to learn how you can get involved or more active as an Angel Investor and feel good about including private equity into your investment portfolio.    To learn more about Karen's Book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, see what is included, get and excerpt and buy go to: http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com To learn more about Karen Rands and how she solved problems for entrepreneurs and investors, go to http://karenrands.co You can also connect to Karen on social media platforms:  Twitter    Facebook   Linkedin
Nov 03, 2015
Transparency in Crowd Finance - Matching Stock Price to Value
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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://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com  
Sep 08, 2015
Crowd Finance - The Catalyst for Economic Democracy
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Dara Albright is an industry leader and expert in crowdfinance movement.  She has spearheaded initiatives to educate, inform, and create a community of collaborators with her renowned conferences and webinars.  Dara is admired and respected by the some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry and legislature as she provides fertile environments for them to come together to understand the uniques challenges and tangible concerns of the prime stake holders within this new financial landscape- the investors and the entrepreneurs.  She joins Karen Rands' Compassionate Capitalist radio show to share insights into the current state of the crowd finance industry and the terrific opporutnity that the new regulations provide for investors and entrepreneurs alike for Economic Democracy. Dara's FinFair and LendIt conferences are the 'must attend' events for industry insiders.  We are in a unique time in American history.  For the first time, investors and entrepreneurs are experiencing "Disintermdiation" - the attempt to do away with the intermediary entities between two primary market forces to eliminate the middle man. Tune in to learn about the unique opportunity and risk available to investors to gain access to this dynamic asset class - private equity and entrepreneurs to raise capital directly from qualified investors in the public marketplace through Reg D 506c and Reg A+.   To learn more about Dara Albright and research this topic further, please visit http://daraalbright.com.   Investors seeking knowledge about investing in early stage companies and entrepreneurs seeking guidance on creating a direct public offering, visit http://kugarandholdings.com 
Sep 01, 2015
Overcome Procrastination | Succeed | Kristopher Jones | Compassionate Capitalist
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The Compassionate Capitalist show with host Karen Rands, continues the Think & Grow Richer Series with the topic of Procrastination...how it is a success killer and strategies to overcome it.  Our special guest is Kristopher B Jones.  Clearly a man who has conquered procrastination on his journey to success. Kris is the former President and CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ – EBAY). Since leaving Pepperjam 2010, Kris founded an early stage technology investment fund called KBJ Capital, which includes portfolio companies Highlighter.com, French Girls App (pix posted), Yumm.com, and Internet Media Labs to name a few.  He is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker.  To learn more about Kris, visit http://krisjones.com and follow him on twitter @krisjonescom. Over 70 yrs ago, Napolean Hill described procrastination as the hidden killer standing in the shadow of every human being waiting to spoil one's chances of success.  Failures come from the attitude and behavior of waiting for the "time to be right" or as we have discussed the underlying causes of lack of belief in the ability to reach a goal, and burning desire to overcome a fear of failure.  Kris will share his insights and experiences in overcoming procrastination to achieve his admirable success early on, and which he continues to build upon. Learn more about Karen Rands and her company that educates Investors and Entrepreneurs to a common end of bringing innovation to market, creating jobs, and creating wealth - Compassionate Capitalism http://karenrands.co
Feb 10, 2015
Executive Leadership Series - Why Leaders Fail - Compassionate Capitalist Show
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The Compassionate Capitalist Show, hosted by Karen Rands, digresses from the regular outline of each of the chapters in Napolean Hill's historic best selling original novel Think & Grow Rich to focus on Leadership.  Within his chapter on Step 6 Toward Riches: Organized Planning, Hill focuses a great deal on Leadership.   He spends time discussing the Origin of Leadership, the Eleven Secrets of Leadership, and what causes a Leader to fail.    Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an active investor mentoring entrepreneurs, understanding and mastering leadership within a growing organization is critical to the success of the company long term. A dysfunctional leader in a company, depending on their shortfall, can lead to a corporate culture of inefficiency, fear, and/or selfishness that will directly impacts the company's ability to create maximum profit and sustained growth.  Without profit and sustained growth, the company becomes an under performing company and does not realize its true potential in the market leading to less than ideal outcomes for an exit and return on investment.  In this 30 min broadcast, Karen will explore this topic of Leadership drawing from Napolean Hill's writings and her own industry experience from working with hundreds of CEOs over the years.  To arrange a consultation with Karen Rands about your business or about becoming authorized and skilled at investing in private companies, please go to:http://karenrands.co  And be sure to get her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Dec 09, 2014
Executive Leadership Series: Organized Planning > the foundation for success
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Step 6- Think & Grow Rich - Organized Planning...creating the road map to your dreams.  You will not succeed in your endeavor to increase your wealth and mark your place in the world as a successful business man or women if you don't BELIEVE you can achieve that goal, nor if you don't create a ROAD MAP to get to your destination  In this segment on the Compassionate Capitalist radio show, Karen Rands will be joined by Burke Franklin. Burke Franklin invented business planning software in 1988 with the introduction of his best-selling BizPlanBuilder® business plan software template. He is the creator of JIAN (jee’on -- a zen word meaning "the master of every art"), the company behind an entire suite of successful business productivity software apps & templates for launching, building and succeeding in business. Karen and Burke will talk about the differences in planning your day, your strategy, your access to capital, and the growth of your business...all with the specific intent of taking the necessary steps forward to not only put you on the path to success, but ensure you reach your destination.  Too often, entrepreneurs think they have a plan...but it is in their head.  Or they get started with a traditional plan, and never use it again until they need to get money from a bank or investor.   In this segment you will learn why you need Organized Planning to - THINK and GROW RICH.  To Learn More about JIAN and the amazing business planning and organization tools developed for entrepreneurs click here To schedule a free consultation with Karen to talk about this series or raising capital, click here. 
Nov 18, 2014
CEO Success Series | Ideas become Fortunes | Compassionate Capitalist
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The Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show continues with the Think & Grow Richer series for entrepreneurs with Episode 7: Think & Grow Richer:  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.  Jim Debetta is known nationally as a trusted coach & 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://karenrands.co  
Nov 11, 2014
CEO Success Series | Specialized Knowledge - Building Teams, Being a Leader
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Compassionated Capitalist Radio Show: Think & Grow Rich series. We will focus on the need for Specialized Knowledge to achieve your goals and make your vision a reality.  An entrepreneur may be inspired and have a vision of the future - success from delivering to the marketplace something that is needed.  One of the steps outlined by Napoleon Hill was to gather Specialized Knowledge to accomplish your objective.  Dr. Jeffrey Magee will join host, Karen Rands, as the special guest to discuss the fine art of building teams that work together toward a common goal and becoming the leader that can lead high performance teams. Dr. Magee has been called one of today’s leading “Leadership & Marketing Strategists.” Jeff is the Author of more than 20 books, two college text books, four best sellers, and is the Publisher of PERFORMANCE/P360 Magazine (www.ProfessionalPerformanceMagazine.com), and Human Capital Developer for more than twenty years.  www.JeffreyMagee.com. He will share insights and his experience in guiding companies of all sizes on how to build winning teams and a leadership culture.  To learn more about Karen Rands, visit http://karenrands.co and how she is helping investors join the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. 
Nov 05, 2014
CEO Success Series | Master Your Destiny | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist's Think & Grow Rich series will focus on AutoSuggestion, see yourself where you will be, and you can achieve it. Napolean Hill put Autosuggestion as the 3rd step toward riches.   Autosuggestion is touched on in the initial discussion of Thoughts as Things and in Step 2 - Faith.  Napolean Hill thought it was so integral the idea that a person could "think and grow rich" that is addressed within every lesson, but specifially within the 3rd chapter. In this segment we will explore the concept in greater detail.  The idea that man is the master of his destiny is accepted by most, but why or how can man be master of his destiny?  It is in the power of the mind.   What one believes he might achieve or not achieve, becomes the reality.  From the time we were little, we were told about Thomas the Train --- I think I can, I think I can....and Thomas does climb that hill.  Somewhere along the way, many of us lose sight of that simple premise.   The intent of this segment is to reignite the belief that you can achieve anything you want if you are willing to train your subconscious mind to believe that you can.  To learn more about how Karen Rands uses these principles to teach entrepreneurs how to raise seed capital to start their business, please visit http://karenrands.co  Read more about this and other topics related to Think & Grow Rich in the blog article: http://entrepreneurblogspace.com/think-grow-rich/
Oct 31, 2014
CEO Success Series | Faith gives power to Thought and Confidence
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Karen Rands, as host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show, will continue the Executive Leadership podcast series focusing on Faith.   Napolean Hill in his epic book, Think & Grow Rich, describes Step 2 in the journey to achieve success, wealth and personal greatness as Faith.  "Directed Faith makes every thought crackle with Power.  You can rise to limitless heights, impelled by the lifting force of your mighty new self-confidence." To explore this topic, Karen is joined by Faith Reagan. Faith is a certified life coach focused on results.  Her mission is to help men and women who strive to set and achieve their personal, financial and business goals release those things that hold them back, steal their confidence, and inhibit their ability to move forward. Faith helps them gain Faith that they can achieve their goals.   Sometimes a person may not believe they are worthy of the success they are trying to achieve.  They focus on the negatives in their lives rather than the positive.  It is in the repetition of that negative story replayed in their self-talk of failure or "bad luck" that leads them to repeat and fail to achieve their desired goals.   Similarly, Napolean Hill determined over 75 years ago by examining the lives of the incredibly successful people of his time, Faith is a state of mind that can be induced or created simply by affirmation.  Every person has the power within themselves to change that if they take the 5 simple steps discussed in this segment.  Tune into hear more about how to create Faith and Belief in your success and potential to achieve your goals.   Learn more about Karen and the Compassionate Capitalist Movement at http://karenrands.co
Oct 21, 2014
CEO Success Series | Desire as a foundation for setting Goals
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Every entrepreneur knows they are supposed to set goals -- long term goals, mid term goals, and short goals.   Often times they wonder why their goals seem to be just words on the paper seem to materialize and just get rewritten year after year.  According to the success principals of Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, goals must be integrated with desire in order to manifest themselves.  In this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Show - Think & Grow Rich: Desire as a foundation for setting Goals  we will explore the fine art of backing your goals and dreams up with desire.  Desire for the outcome produces organized thought.  And Organized thought leads to actionable plans.  The emotion of desire will keep even the most distracted entrepreneur on track for their goals. Karen Rands will have Paul Hoyt as her special guest to discuss integrating desire in to one's goals to achieve a measurable outcome. Paul has spent decades working with the CEOs of both large expanding companies and early stage and start up companies in crafting strategic plans and actionable plans to achieve stated goals.   To get more details about all the episodes in this series visit our blog:  http://entrepreneurblogspace.com/think-grow-rich/ To get more information from Paul Hoyt and subscribe to his free webinars on all aspects of growing a profitable company visit:  http://paulhoyt.com To connect with Karen and learn more, go to http://karenrands.co
Oct 14, 2014
CEO Success Series | Ideas are Things – Power of the Mind
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Entrepreneurs characteristically have strong visions about their future and their business.  Understanding how a focus of thoughts toward that vision will help you overcome obstacles and recognize new opportunities that lead you toward the success of your vision is a fundamental premise of Think & Grow Rich.  This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist, and the 2nd of the Think & Grow Rich series for entrepreneurs will focus on how visualizing and believing connected with recognizing opportunities and problem solving will lead to the desired result. Karen Rands will have as her special guest, Bob Johnson.  Bob is the Founder and Developer of ClubE in College Park and the moving force behind the development of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and the Communiversity that will transform southern Atlanta south of the Airport.  Missioned with cultivating new entrepreneurs, attracting established companies, and developing a vast undeveloped area in College Park in order to bring economic growth and 1500 jobs to the area, it is only through the power of belief in his vision that Bob has accomplished the amazing things he has in just a few short years.    Tune in to hear and be amazed at the power of this man's belief and vision and learn how to apply that to your own goals and dreams.  To learn more about Bob, please visit:  http://clubeatlanta.com/about-us/management-bios/ To learn more about Karen and how she helps entrepreneurs and schedule a time to talk, please visit http://karenrands.co  
Oct 07, 2014
CEO Success Series | Timeless Philosophy but is it Relevant for Today's Market?
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This is the first of a multi-part series on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show.  Karen Rands will guide the listeners through each of the key concepts behind the powerful and timeless Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill.  Each segment will feature a guest that will explore the topics put forth as the foundation for a secret to wealth, power, and success first presented by Napolean Hill in 1937.  Although the original ideas were seen as progressive, even revolutionary, they were borne out of a proven approach to the pursuit of goals and dreams; and the achievement of excellence.  The proven results were seen in the fortunes and legacies created by the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Getty's.  The concepts set forth in the original manifest over 75 years ago are reborn in modern variations such as The Secret, The Millionaire Mindset, Power of Positive Thinking, and countless others.   With this series, we will explore the original text and the core concepts, with each special guest bringing real life experience and application you can use today as you pursue your own dreams and goals.  See the articles and get access to each podcast as they become available at http://entrepreneurblogspace.com/think-and-grow-rich/ This first episode will feature special guest Ples Bruce.   Ples is a serial entrepreneur who has applied the power of Think and Grow Rich as he navigates through his many successful businesses and other opportunities, and helping entrepreneurs do the same.  Karen and Ples will look at the history behind Think & Grow Rich and offer an overview of the concepts and teachings of this timeless blueprint for success.  Gain access to key advisors to help you with strategies and access to capital at http://karenrands.co
Sep 30, 2014
Business Strategies for Success - Attracting Capital and Customers
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Part of the Legacy Series of Compassionate Capitalist Podcast radio show.  This show features Paul Hoyt of the Hoyt Management Group.   With over 40 years experience leading executive teams to improve profitability and productivity, his sage advice has had direct positive results for companies from start up stage to fortune 500. During this half hour show, Karen & Paul will talk about the importance of strategy.  Successful businesses develop and implement multiple strategies that are tightly integrated:   Marketing Strategy is tied to Profit and Growth, which is tied to a Financing Strategy to seek the right kind of capital at the right stage.  A miscalculation based on limited information, inexperience, or hyper-optimism, can lead to failure and bankruptcy.   You won't want to miss this show.  Learn more about Paul Hoyt at http://paulhoyt.com and sign up for his free weekly webinars.  Sign up for a free iniital consultation with Karen at http://launchfn.com/consultation.html Sign up for the Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break -  weekly 1 minute video where Karen shares her expertise with tips and insights for entrepreneurs and investors. Learn more about Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co
Sep 23, 2014
Global Markets - the World is Flat and that means Compete or Collaborate
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A Legacy episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Series.  Karen Rands discusses 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 the book 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.  To Learn More about Karen Rands go to http://karenrands.co  Get the Inside Secrets to Angel Investing -- Best Selling Book to teach how to be an angel investing. 
Sep 16, 2014
Protect Accredited Investor Status - Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist  Podcast: focuses on the past attempts by the SEC to limit emerging growth and start up companies ability to effectively raise capital from private investors. In 2014 the SEC is considered a proposal to increase the threshold for what was 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 in the future.  Karen Rands interviewed 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. One Simple Objective: Protect angel startup funding and the startup economy by urging regulators to preserve financial thresholds in the current accredited investor definition.  We must remain virgil to keep access to capital open and the ability for investors to be compassionate capitalists.  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 the primer on Angel Investing.  Http://InsideSecretsToAngelInvesting.com
Jun 17, 2014
Direct Public Offering - Same Song, Different Tune- Compassionate Capitalist
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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
May 20, 2014
General Solicitation - Crowd Funding - Myth Buster- Compassionate Capitalist
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Part of the Legacy Series.   Although REG CF is now legal, it is imprtante to know the when you can 'crowdfund" for equity and not just rewards. Entrepreneur beware - Equity Crowd Funding under Title III of the 2012 Jobs Act is has recently approved raising capital for equity under the REG CF aspect of the JOBS Act. .    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://karenrands.co 
May 06, 2014
Angel Investing when you don't have Cash - Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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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 To get more info on this topic, visit the My Virtual Angel World Blog: http://bit.ly/MVAW-cash To sign up for all announcements, news and excerpts of the Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, visit the National Network of Angel Investors member site: http://bit.ly/CCCB-signup To connect with Karen, visit: http://karenrands.co  And learn more, get the tools you need with Inside Secrets to Angel Investing --best selling book on Angel Investing
Apr 22, 2014
Invest Local for Global Impact - Microeconomics | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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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 as Compassionate Capitalist.   Get the Best Selling Book that has become the definative guide:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. 
Apr 15, 2014
Saving Taxes as an Angel Investor | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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Karen Rands, Hosts the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show.  This is part of the Legacy Series for hte Compassionate Capitalist Podcast.  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?  Thenlearning 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.   
Apr 01, 2014
Earning an Annuity as an Angel Investor | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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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.  This is part of the Legacy Series from the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast.  Similar to other investment vehicles, investments in private companies can produce annuity type income.   When starting out as an angel investor, accredited investors with sufficiant capital to make multiple investments over a period of time, will want to diversify their portfolio of private equity stock investments to include multiple types of investment structures.   Similarly to an investor looking to get in volved in real estate investments, an investor should look to diversify into multiple types of properties: short term return (flip), revenue producing (rental), and long term (raw land). In this episode we will talk about the differences in types of investments and specifically how to identify angel investment opportunities that can produce a re-occuring revenue stream.  The insights shared in Karen Rands' 20 min podcast touches on the information provided in Karen's 2017 best seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  It is timeless and at method the rich have used to get richer for decades.  You can learn those secrets too.  Get the book and get the code to the resource portal that gives you the tools you need to succeed as an Angel Investor.   Learn more about Karen and how she helps Investors at http://karenrands.co
Mar 25, 2014
What keeps a 750,000 accredited investors from becoming angel investors?
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Part of the Legacy Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Series. According to the 2013 US Census, there were an estimated 1,150,000 households that earn over $350,000 a year.  There are even some reports today that estimate there are as many as 4 Million employees earning over $300,000.  Either way you slice it, it is a bunch that have the discretionary income but choose not to put their investment capital to work creating jobs and bringing innovation to market.  They are capitalists that buy and sell, but don't invest with a purpose.  There is an estimated 250,000 active angel investors involved in structured groups and actively considering investment in early stage companies as a means to create wealth in their diversified portfolio. And if we assume there are at least 150,000 of the wealthiest that have too much money to be angel investors...they don't invest directly into companies, they invest in the funds that fund the companies; what keeps the remaining 750,000 to 4 Million from becoming angel investors? This podcast explores the impact and potential of the 2012 JOBS Act, the real road block for the ultra wealthy from getting involved as Angel Investors and what can be done to shift their attention and dollars from traditional stock market investments to private stock investments. If you are an investor that is tired of the volatility and unpredictability of the stock market, frustrated with the little influence you have on management or operation of that public company, and want to see your dollars have great impact with greater return, 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.
Mar 18, 2014
Beyond Business Survival - Thriving | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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The Compassionate Capitalist Show returns with Karen Rands and her special guest Paul Hoyt.   Paul has advised hundreds of CEOs on strategies and best practices to increase profitability and sustainability.  His experience and client list covers the spectrum from start-up to industry leaders such as Oracle and Cyber Solutions. Paul is the successful author of numerous books and DIY programs.  He is now launching The Beyond Business Survival program.  It is designed to help small business owners with revenues under $10 million navigate the treacherous waters of creating sustainable business practices that lead to increased profitability.   According to a study done by the University of Tennessee in 2012, 76% of businesses that failed, failed as result of management incompetence due to lack of knowledge or inexperience. The Beyond Business Survival is designed to be CEO's road map to bridge that divide from surviving to thriving. Get a sneak peek at: www.paulhoyt.com/webinar-replay Also connect with Paul Hoyt at: http://paulhoyt.com Join Karen on http://twitter.com/karen-rands  and on our facebook entrepreneur excellence page: http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow and subscribe to our free tips under "free stuff". Learn more about Karen and the services her organizations offers at http://karenrands.co    
Aug 16, 2013
So Why Can't this Business Get Funded? | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Spring is in the air...and that means spring cleaning for many of us.   On this Compassionate Capitalist segment, Karen Rands shares some of the insight gained when she uncovered the treasure trove of great business opportunities that never got funded... or at least never got enough money to really get to market.   In cleaning out her file cabinets, she discovered this tucked away drawer of business plans... the ones she kept because they "had something", and she felt a follow up would be needed some day.   That day has come. There is an old saying... if you are going through a mine field, follow in the foot steps of the one that got across safely.  Well you can also learn to not go in the footsteps of the one that didn't make it too. If you are an entrepreneur who is passionate about your opportunity, willing to do whatever it takes, then this will be a good show for you to tune in to listen to so you can learn from those that died on the battle field before you.   Names will be changed to protect the innocent and the embarrassed, but the stories of triumph and tragedy will be real. JOIN us also on Facebook:  Run with the BIG Dogs http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow  And @TheKarenRands on Facebook And learn more about Karen's company and how to get her insight and experience applied to your business at: http://karenrands.co  Also look for her books on investing and entrepreneurism on her website.    Karen is a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing and has helped hundreds of companies and investor connect for over a decade.   
Apr 19, 2013
CrowdFunding - getting on that band wagon | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Series : Crowd funding here, Crowd funding there, Crowd funding seems to be everywhere.   But what does it mean today and what does will it mean to the entreprenuers out there trying to raise capital?  The celebratory feeling Entrepreneurs had when the Jobs Act passed in 2012 has turned to one of a jilted bride left at the alter.  All the promise and commitment of a great future, but left in the cold to wonder what could have been.  The SEC is the regulatory body for all investment transactions.  They have valid concerns that if they move to quickly and approve regulations without thinking through the ripple effects they could lead to another economic collapse like the housing bubble, or the dot.com bubble, or the S&L bail out... each of which was allowed to happen by a regulatory changed voted in by congress but not managed properly by the SEC. Tune in to get an update from the Compassionate Capitalist, Karen Rands, as she tries to cut through the noise to give you clarity on what you can be doing now to position yourself for success in these uncertain times, and what you can likely expect relative to crowdfunding regulation this year. Join us on Facebook:  http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow And Come Rund with the Big Dogs.  And Karen @TheKarenRands Also check out the programs available from entrepreneurs raising capital under the approved Reg CF, Intrastate Capital Raise, 506c, and REG A+ at http://karenrands.co  
Mar 18, 2013
Love, Marriage and Business - An explosive combination?
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The Compassionate Capitalist show will explore the challenges husband and wife team business owners face over time as their marriage dynamics change and their business evolves.  Information shared on this broadcast could just help Married Business Partners save the marriage and the business. An expert in this area, Sylvia Lafair,  will join Karen to explore the unique dynamics when you have a spouse as a partner.  Maybe you love them as a business partner, but not as a husband or wife anymore.  Or the marriage is precious but it is killing your business.  What other conflicts in your work place limit the productivity of your organization? These are all aspects that married couples face as they have invested not only into their own lives, often times their children's lives but also into a business that is their livelihood. For more information about our speaker:  Sylvia Lafair, founder of Creative Energy Options (CEO).   Also take a moment to take her quiz: Pattern Aware to understand your hot buttons and how you manage conflict: http://sylvialafair.com/pattern-aware-quiz/ You can schedule a free consultation with Sylvia 570-636-3858 or sylvia@ceooptions.com Learn more about the services Karen Rands offers to Entrepreneurs to gain access to capital to grow your business at http://karenrands.co Also learn about Karen's best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing to join the Compassionate Capitalist Movement
Mar 08, 2013
New Carbon Economics - Find out what Carbon Credits means to You
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 Third in a series on Carbon Tax Credits and the New Carbon Economy.  Part of the Legacy Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Series.  Black carbon plays a much bigger role in global warming than many scientists previously thought. Black Carbon is produced as a by product from the CO2 that is emitted when any thing is burned.  When there is one environmental factor that has potential to impede sustainability across the board for all business and community, there is a profound economic impact as a result.  Decline in business viability and quality life hurts the economy.  Yet when there is an innovation that changes the way things are done so as to no longer produces the same amount of the bad Black Carbon, or even produces the opposite effect, and that  can be measured, a financial value can be placed on that.  When something can be measured and valued, it becomes the subject of trade and finance - an economy.  That is New Carbon Economics, and we are the threshold of profound shifts and potentially the start of the bubble Karen and Ian talked about nearly 3 years ago. Tune in to hear the latest - the money that is available, the growth of the free market, and how entrepreneurs can find out if the qualify for this type of value add to their business model. Learn more about New Carbon Economics on Facebook Show 1:   Carbon Credits - Will a Futures Exchange be the Next Bubble for Investors? Show 2:  Monetizing Black Carbon - Karen Rands - Ian Adlington
Feb 08, 2013
Maximize the Value of your IP Innovation | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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This Compassionate Capitalist radio segment, hosted by Karen Rands, is dedicated to maximizing the worth of your Intellectual Property - as it relates to your internal use, your competitive position in the market place, and your company's value to the investors.  Barry Brager, Founder and Managing Partner of Perception Partners joins us to share his expert knowledge.  Perception Partners is a Global advisery firm that helps companies and investors understand, quantify and maximize the value derived from innovation and intellectual property. They enable their client to increase revenues and profits with by getting the Story Behind the Story™ in R&D, IP and M&A. Barry is recognized as a leader in the IP industry. In 2009, 2010 and again in 2011. Barry was named one of the world's Leading IP Strategists in the global IAM250, published by IAM Magazine. Barry holds three patents himself and others pending related to the use of mobile phones a remote control devices.  Barry is a frequent speaker on IP strategy, valuation and the links between patent intelligence and competitive advantage. We welcome Barry to the show to share with our entrepreneur and investor audience 3 key aspects of IP protection and valuation market place: What should smaller/mid size businesses be doing to improve their IP strategy in the coming year? How can entrepreneurs benefit from the trend of "open innovation?" What advice would you give to those seeking to monetize their patent portfolios in the near future? Learn more about Barry Brager, Perception Partners and get their free newsletter at:   http://perceptionpartners.com/index.htm To learn more about how Karen helps entrepreneurs with capital strategies and access to capital, visit: http://karenrands.co  
Jan 18, 2013
GOALS: Be Rid of 2 Success Killers | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show.  Every year success oriented people resolve to change habits & behaviors to end the year 'better'  This show discusses the two biggest success killers.  Stress  &   Procrastination Stress is a killer.   Procrastination is an avoidance behavior that often is the root cause of additional stress, creating a deteriorating cycle on sub-par performance that can directly impact mental, physical, and financial health.   As we anticipate a more productive and fruitful 2013, the timing for this topic is ideal.   Ellen Sichel, Pres. of Custom Calm & author of Splash into Calm, will share key elements of living a stress free life, avoiding procrastination, creating margins in your life, and getting the results you desire. Ellen works with business owners on worker productivity issues stemming from common issues of stress, pain, and illness.  She provides the stress mitigation programs for Cancer patients at Northside Hospital and the Weinstein Center, GA.  Her programs have proven to have a direct impact on the improved productivity of a company's workforce.   To learn more about  Ellen's Custom Calm company and her Splash into Calm Book (with monthly DIY activities):   Click Here Follow Ellen on Social Media: www.facebook.com/customcalm www.linkedin.com/in/ellensichel www.twitter.com/customcalm Connect with Karen at http://karenrands.co Song intro is an original score by new artist, Shelby Bock  
Jan 11, 2013
The Young Entrepreneurs Guide to Life - with Steve Wolf
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Karen Rands Special Guest on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show is Steve Wolf.   By the age of 20, Steve had already created a highly successful clothing line AEF - All Else Failed.  From there he went on to build a highly successful mortgage lending and real estate investment firm. Now a successful author, speaker and mentor, he joins the show to share the insights he gained in building successful businesses and managing life as young inexperienced entrepreneur. Learn More about Steve at: http://stevenewolf.com/ Learn more about Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co Join the Compassionate Capitalist Movement - Get Karen's Best Selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.
Dec 21, 2012
Insights to Become a World Famous Brand? | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast: Karen Rands talks with David Tyreman, the Best Selling Author/Speaker & Brand Identity Specialist, on how entrepreneurs can protect their ability to differentiate their business and their brand through non-conformity.  Often times, we don't even realize we have become anonymous with our brand and business identity.  David has helped differentiate and develop brand identity for some of the best-known companies in the world, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, and Disney. He has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and many other TV shows, magazines and newspapers. Tune in for this half hour information packed show to learn key insights for entrepreneurs of all size companies: · What a well-defined brand identity WILL do for your business · The vital distinction between branding and brand identity · The myth about logos, icons and design in building your brand · Why authentic brands become market leaders And, why your business deserves to be WORLD FAMOUS.  Karen helps entrepreneurs build their brand through media outreach, authority marketing and traditional advertising -- and create a funnel for investors to know the company and want to invest.   Learn more at http://karenrands.co You can connect on all of Karen's social media at her website and sign up for her Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break... the weekly brief 1 minute video on all things entrepreneur and investor.   Also get her best selling book:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing   
Dec 07, 2012
The Entrepreneur Fire - The Hustler Within - Hotep | Compassionate Capitalist
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio. "If Napoleon Hill was a go-getter, if Dr. Stephen Covey was young, and if Jay-Z and P-Diddy were teachers they would have created....Hustle University."  Our guest on this Compassionate Capitalist segment is a Congressional Award winning educator, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker, and the Founder of Hustle University.  Known by a single name - Hotep. Hotep is the author of several popular empowerment books including the original classic; The Hustler’s 10 Commandments.  He joins Karen Rands to share life lessons and universal truths about wealth, success and being an entrepreneur. "With the right mentality, nothing can STOP you.  With the wrong mentality, nothing can SAVE you!.  - Hotep Tune in to hear how that fire in your belly, that desire to succeed in life and business, is really the hustler in you that needs focus and conviction that you can succeed.   We'll discuss: The Hustler Mindset & Success Habit FormationTurning Pain into Power To learn more about Hotep and his books and online membership/mentoring program go to HustleUniversity.org Learn more about Karen's company that coaches entrepreneurs on success tactics for raising capital visit http://karenrands.co And join us in facebook...Run with the B.I.G Dogs http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow
Nov 30, 2012
The Power to Transform - Chris Majer - 90 days to a New You
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Chris Majer, author of The Power to Transform, 90 days to a New You, and founder/CEO of The Human Potential Project (HP2) will join Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio show. Chris is a pioneer in the design and delivery of transformational education for athletes, the military, and corporate organizations.   His breakthrough methods to transform ordinary men and women into extraordinary leaders and performers. Chris and Karen will talk about the key points in his new book designed to help those that have reached a plateau in their personal and professional lives and know there is something more to life learn the practical steps to achieve their purpose,  passion and unrealized potential.  The golden nugget:  Over time,  in a game or life where performance matters, whether it was football, baseball, ballet, basketball, business, or life, achievers could not settle for seeing learning as gaining understanding. Instead, instead learning must be seen as the development of new competence, a new capacity for action. The Power To Transform is the distillation of years of work and in essence takes the reader through HP2’s introductory course that we call the Intensive. To learn more about the book, click here The book is available on Amazon in hardback and kindle To learn more about The Human Potential Project, click here Follow Chris Majer on Twitter: @pwr2trns4m Run with the BIG Dogs on Facebook. Learn about LAUNCHfn and follow Karen on twitter @karen_rands
Nov 09, 2012
Monetizing Black Carbon - Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show
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Part of the Legacy Series on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show. During this Compassionate Capitalist radio show, Ian Adlington of Newport Capital Ventures will join Karen Rands, of  Kugarand Capital Holdings (Launchfn) to discuss the great strides that have been made recently in monetizing carbon credits, specifically black carbon.   They will look the impact that has on the availability of capital for innovation in energy and sustainability related projects. In 2009, Ian first joined Karen to discuss the prospect of carbon credits becoming the foundation for the next economic bubble.  They explored the differences in carbon credits, how value is assessed, and the way different world regions approached the monetization and trade of carbon credits.  LISTEN This show will bring listeners up to speed on the latest developments for the monetization of carbon credits in the world market and more specifically how this impacts how entrepreneurs bring innovation to the market and how investors can maximize their return on investment when this asset class is in play. Join Karen on Facebook with Run with the Big Dogs - for entrepreneurs and investors. and at http://karenrands.co  
Oct 26, 2012
Rapid Prototyping Software | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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Having a working prototype of your software helps to raise capital because it provides a visual on the idea and concepts.  It demonstrates a commitment and that the entrepreneur has a clear understanding of the function needed. It helps to reduce the risk factors investors consider, such as Can this startup execute? How will this work? Why would someone choose this solution?" As a startup competing for a finite pool of venture monies, it behooves the team to use all tools available at its disposal to give them an edge. So it makes total sense to build a working prototype. The problem is how do you build one? What is a working prototype? Is it throwaway code? Is it even code at all? What should it do and not do? How much should a startup be willing to invest in a prototype? How long should it take to build and how much effort should be invested? Karen Rands will have two special guests on this Compassionate Capitalist Radio show:  James Naylor, founder of KENOVA.  KENOVA has solved these dilemmas, with the Concept Presentation System. The CPS is a custom / bespoke website or application that is developed in such a way that the startup uses it to present their idea / concept most effectively to potential investors. The CEO of GetMyTalk, Doug Walz, will join the last part of the show to talk about how he used the CPS prototype and successfully attracted capital. Please LIKE/JOIN Our Run with the BIG Dogs group on Facebook:  http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow Connect with Karen at http://KarenRands.co
Oct 05, 2012
Knowing when to Pivot Your Business | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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Entrepreneurs will be inspired, have a great idea that they believe will take the market by storm.   They pitch it to investors.  The have meeting after meeting, yet the investors just stay away.   One of two things happen: 1 the entrepreneur blames the investors for "not getting it" or 2. the entrepreneur pivots. As originally coined by Eric Ries: "Pivot" - used to describe smart startups that change direction quickly, but stay grounded in what they’ve learned. They keep one foot in the past and place one foot in a new possible future. Over time, this pivoting may lead them a bit away from their original vision, but not away from the common principles that link each step. Mature businesses also pivot to maintain or regain a competitive advantage.  In this segment, Karen Rands will walk through examples of companies - in start up and mature stages discover how to pivot and get on the right track to stellar results. Come Run with the BIG Dogs -- Join us on Facebook. Engage with Karen to learn if your business needs to "Pivot" to get the results you seek:  http://karenrands.co Follow Karen on Twitter @Karen_Rands
Sep 21, 2012
Business Marketing Mastery | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast w Adryenn Ashley
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show. In difficult economic times business owners must master how to bring their products to market and create a viral mad demand for their products that puts more cash in their pockets. Media genius Adryenn Ashley is a brilliant storyteller that combines her background in finance, entertainment, and high tech, to teach entrepreneurs how to monetize their ideas and take them viral.   In today's fluctuating economy you want a business alchemist who knows how to transform underperforming services and products into gold.  Her Red Carpet Results Workshop brings business owners from around the world together to learn the tactics they need to adapt their business to the changing dynamics of how people discover and choose to buy products and achieve massive results. Learn more about Adryenn and subscribe to her marketing tips and blog, visit her website Wow Is Me And don't forget to join & like Run with the B.I.G Dogs facebook group....if you want to prosper from building and investing in high growth companies.  Subscribe to the Free Investor Tips under FREE STUFF. Connect with Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co and learn about her programs to advertise your business, grow your brand and customer base, and raise capital.  Also learn about Karen's Books and sign up for her Video Tip Series - the Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break
Sep 07, 2012
Embrace the Web for More Profits | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast. Web Marketing Guru, Kenneth Brown, will join Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist radio show to discuss how entrepreneurs can increase their sales and profits with effective use of websites, social media, e-commerce, and email marketing.   During this information packed half hour session, Ken will cover key fundamentals for an effective integrated internet marketing strategy that will have a direct impact on your sales and profits.  We will also explore key developments and trends that are working for other entrepreneurs who seek to integrate traditional sales and marketing with a web based strategy.  Kenneth Darryl Brown is often called the "Sales, Web, & Profit Evangelist".   He was recognized as one of the top 25 Influential Sales Leaders by InsideView, and has been published in many trade &business journals.  He is a frequent instructor for many business and educational forums. For more information about eWeb2Sales:   Come run with the B.I.G Dogs on facebook Connect with Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co  and learn how she helps entrepreneurs get the capital they need to grow their business -- Revenue and Investors can fuel their growth. 
Aug 24, 2012
Protect your Company & Your Wealth | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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America is fertile ground for entrepreneurs to take innovative ideas from concept to reality.  Often they create wealth and with that comes the danger of becoming a target for lawsuits. America is a litigious society.  Disgruntled share holders, former employees, and disatisfied customers have potential to seek compensation through a lawsuit that could impact the value of the company, your personal wealth and the intellectual property you think is beyond reach.  Insurance is simply not enough if you haven't taken specific measures to protect those assets. Our special guest is Kevin Day, founder of Day & Associates, one of the top three law firms in estate planning focused on Asset Protection law and complex high net-worth issues.  Kevin Day is a well respected speaker at business tax planning, estate planning & investment planning conferences throughout the United States and Canada. On this show you will hear how you can isolate your wealth from potential liabilities, using Domestic Lawsuit Proof trusts, Offshore trusts, & Privacy Companies. Certainly those with high net worth, already know that they need Asset Protection.  Their wealth alone makes them a target to malicious lawsuits, so they seek experts like Day & Associates out.  Small entrepreneurs and investors, can also put lawsuit protection strategies in place without an offshore trust & with limited expense. View Web site www.day-law.comfor more info Run with the B.I.G. Dogs - http://facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow Connect with Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co and get her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Aug 17, 2012
Entrepreneurs Stand in the Heat to Succeed | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast Featuring Glenn Carver, acclaimed speaker and author of the popular "Stand in the Heat" motivational book for all entrepreneurs and goal oriented people have and will face challenges in pursuit of their dreams. HEAT is an acronym for four characteristics essential to being a successful entrepreneur (or even an Olympic athlete): Honor, Enthusiasm, Action and Tenacity. “Stand in the Heat – Lessons from Legendary Entrepreneurs on Staying Cool Under Pressure” is a “survival guide” for entrepreneurs.  Glenn interviewed fourteen amazing entrepreneurs who have stood in the HEAT both emotionally and financially. They include: George McKerow, Founder of Longhorn SteakhouseMo Anderson, Vice Chairman of Keller WilliamsDave Liniger, Co-founder of RE/MAX InternationalHerman Cain, Former 2012 Presidential CandidateJoyce Bone, Millionaire Mom You can learn more and order the book HERE Tune in to hear the inspiration behind the this book and gain the nuggets of insight the powerful entrepreneurs shared with Glenn to be shared with other entrepreneurs that find themselves "standing in the heat". Learn more about Karen Rands and how she helps entrepreneurs get access to capital and grow their companies to be nationally recognized. Go to KarenRands.co  and get information about her best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing And join us on Facebook - Run with the B.I.G dogs
Aug 03, 2012
Sell your company for Max Profit & ROI | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show
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On this Compassionate Capitalist radio show episode, we shift from talking about successfully starting a company to successfully exiting a company.  Very few companies actually "go public".  Most exits for the founders and the investors come from selling the company to a private equity firm or a strategic buyer.   Our noted guest for this show is Huxley Nixon, author of the M&A Marketplace and industry blogger at SellYourCompany.org During this segment, Huxley will share insight gained from decades of working as an investment banker, broker, and merger & acquisition (M&A) specialist.  Whether an entrepreneur or an investor, you'll want to hear these gold nuggets so you can maximize the value of your exit when selling the company: What destroys your EXIT Value but you CANNOT control it?Financial Buyers can be Better for you company than Strategic Buyers - Why?Does the expiration of the Bush Era Tax Cuts materially impact what I get to keep if I sell in 2013 or later vs this year? Huxley Nixon, founder of Concord Hill Capital, is a seasoned executive with over twenty-eight years in financial services. Concord Hill Capital, founded in 1989 is a successful boutique Investment Banking firm in Atlanta, GA targeting early stage and middle market companies.  In May 2008, Nixon launched “M&A MARKETPLACE by cHcsm ”.  Karen Rands, has been working with entrepreneurs and investors for over a decade, creating environments for them to connect and thrive.  Join us on Facebook to Run with the B.I.G Dogs. Connect with Karen at http://karenrands.co
Jul 20, 2012
Entrepreneurs Need more than an Idea to Build a Biz | Compassionate Capitalist
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio. One of the harsh reality that entrepreneurs sometimes have to face is that not all "great ideas" will actually make a "great business".    But how does an aspiring entrepreneur figure this out before they have invested their heart, soul, time and money into it and fail? James Naylor will join Karen Rands on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist show to discuss what an entrepreneur can do to make sure their idea can be the next big thing and will attract the capital they need to launch and grow. James Naylor of KENOVA Technologies and  has worked in the high tech field for over 25 years, mostly working with and advising startups. He is also co-founder of Exponential Business Systems, a business sequencing company and is on the board of numerous software companies and non-profits. Listen in to hear how to build a business model for an idea and validate it in the marketplace.   By understanding the business sequence of starting a company, an entrepreneur will not only validate the business opportunity for his own investment of time and money, but grow the value in his company.  By creating real value in your company, even as a start up, an entrepreneur can minimize the share of the company that has to be given to those early investors and reduce the risk of their investment, making them more attractive to the investor compared to other deals. Karen Rands is the President of Kugarand Capital Holdings, a strategic advisory firms for start up and early stage companies.   Through the LAUNCHfn Access to Capital System, hundreds of entrepreneurs have been helped and have succeeded in growing their businesses and raising capital. Learn more at http://karenrands.co  
Jun 29, 2012
The Million Dollar Business Plan | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast. Karen Rands spoke with Soyini Coke of Annona Enterprises on the Compassionate Capitalist radio show to talk about something near and dear to every entrepreneur's and investor's heart- The Business Plan.  During this information packed show, these industry experts will talk about the challenges in getting a compelling business plan together that attracts the capital an entrepreneur needs to start and grow their business. Soyini has tapped into her years of experience in advising entrepreneurs and writing business plans to develop a 10-step process for writing the perfect business plan.  Listen to learn what Soyini now does for Mid-Market Companies to take them to the next level with strategic business planning.  Need to write your business plan?  Use this cloud based collaboration tool: BizPlan Builder Need to find out if your business plan is investor ready?  Engage Karen with her Business Plan Assessment  Karen Rands is the Managing Principal at Kugarand Capital Holdings that offers the LAUNCHfn Access to Capital System. She helps entrepreneurs develop their capital strategy that maps to an effective go-to-market business strategy.  Find out more and get her video tips for entrepreneus & investors - the Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break Also get the tips & techniques to build BIG Companies... join us on facebook: Run with the B.I.G Dogs - facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow
Jun 15, 2012
Getting an Invention to Market | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show Listen to hear Karen Rands interview two inventors with a proven track record and deep experience in getting inventions developed, in the market, and making money.   Dave Savage, Former President of the Inventor Associates of Georgia and Ian White, President of Grasshopper Outdoors, where fishing and outdoor enthusiasts find innovative new products.  Both are considered industry experts when it comes to bringing products to market successfully and frequently share their experience as mentors to up and coming inventors.  During this segment, they will share their insights on the challenges and triumphs of bringing inventions to market.   Listeners will learn how to avoid the common mistakes inventors and entrepreneurs make as a start-up that can cost them a lot of time and money, and potentially derail their path to market. Learn more about Karen Rands and her coaching program to help startup entrepreneurs launch their company, navigate the world of crowd funding and crowd finance, and raise capital.  Http://karenrands.co   Startup Capital Mastery Coaching Program
Jun 08, 2012
Should you Franchise Your Business? | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show Karen Rands interviews Ken Hollowell, a industry expert in franchising.   Ken is the founder of Profran Consulting and Profran Capital Group.  He has been advising companies on the launch and expansion of franchises for over 40 years.  His area of expertise is also how to finance and attract capital to launch a franchise. Tune in to hear valuable insights from Ken on the following topics: "What is franchising?" "How do I know when I'm ready to franchise?" "Do I need a prototype operation to franchise?" "How do I find franchisees to join my system?" "Can I go to jail if I don't "franchise" right?" Raising capital for the concept is very different from selling a franchise to an investor or owner/operator.  Ken & Karen will delve into the tactics entrepreneurs can use to attract investors to their concept and to their franchise opportunity. And join us on Facebook Facebook.com/BusinessInvestorGrow Connect with Karen to get advise on launching your business, financing a franchise, or investing in a franchise at http://karenrands.co And if you are trying to decide about investing in a start up or an established franchise, get Karen's best seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing
Jun 01, 2012
An "Idiot's Guide" to Starting a Business? | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist,  interviews Gail Reid, author of the best selling: The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Low-Cost Startups Small business consultant and CPA Gail Margolies Reid has been working with entrepreneurs for over 30 years and shares her insights from advising hundreds of companies, from startup through liquidation. She has worked with micro businesses, sole proprietorships, and multi-million dollar companies. It’s a New World for Small Business - We’re in the middle of a 21st industrial revolution where businesses are being reshaped every day in response to “i-market” drivers – the Asian Boom, the “flatness” of the world economy, and the impact of the economic recession on the Western hemisphere. Businesses will succeed only by constantly re-shaping themselves to an ever changing model of viability. In our ongoing effort to help the hundreds of entrepreneurs that listen to the Compassionate Capitalist show learn how to start and grow profitable business, enjoy this interview with Gail Reid. Connect with Karen Rands at http://karenrands.co and learn about her best selling books on entrepreneurship and angel investing.    Not sure how to get started, if your business plan is good enough, and how to meet investors interested in your business? Check out Karen's Capital Mastery Entrepreneurship Coaching Program. http://bit.ly/lfn-coach
Mar 02, 2012
Guerilla Publicity - Get Notice...Get Referrals
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Karen Rands will interview best selling author and industry guru, Jill Lublin, on this content rich Compassionate Capitalist radio show.  Jill will share her unparalleled knowledge of publicity and networking that garnered her guest spots on ABC, NBC, CBS and interviews in many national publications.  Jill is the 3 time bestselling author of "Guerilla Publicity", "Get noticed...Get Referrals", and "Networking Magic".    Tune in to hear Jill share powerful strategies for getting your name from unknown to newsworthy in almost no time. You will rethink everything you know about publicity when Jill shatters the misconception that publicity is expensive. Sharing her proven secrets to understanding what the media outlets want, Jill provides you with short-term, doable, FREE and low-cost tactics that will boost your visibility. More info about Jill Lublin at www.jilllublin.com Get her Guerrilla Publicity Book from Amazon Join the Facebook Group:  Run with the B.I.G Dogs to get all the scoop on building strong companies, getting funding, and getting rich as an entrepreneur:
Dec 16, 2011
Greenhouse Accelerator - From Startup to Sustainable
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Bernie Burgener, is a member of the Green Chamber of the South and leads the Chamber's Greenhouse Accelerator.  Their objective is to create green jobs through the support of early stage green startups and sustainable initiatives within existing companies.  On this Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show, Karen Rands will discuss with Bernie, the trends in green... what really is Green and what is Hype.   We'll look at the sustainable programs US companies are borrowing from the industry leaders in Europe.  Tune in and learn more about how the Green Chamber has created a forum to meet others who share interests in sustainable business, do business in a sustainable way, and promote the profitable growth of sustainable economies in the Southeast.  The Green Chamber provides opportunities for networking, education, business development and collaboration.  Click here for more info about the Green Chamber Learn to Run with the B.I.G Dogs... Join our Facebook group Learn about Launch Funding Network
Dec 09, 2011
Entrepreneurs: How to use a Trade Show for Market Research
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The Compassionate Capitalist, Karen Rands, will interview Dave Savage, former President and Chief-evangelist of the Inventors' Association of Georgia, will share insights he has gained over the years as an inventor and mentor to other inventors.  Trade Shows are a one stop shop to see what the competition has to offer, trends and directions, and what your target market are looking for.  Yet if you don't know how to work a trade show it is easy to be overwhelmed or miss the golden opportunity.   Dave will share what he has learned over the years and perfected the "art of working a trade show". This show is part of an ongoing series designed to help entrepreneurs learn the gold nuggets they need to succeed and investors the insights in to market trends and directions to make better investment decisions and help those companies they are committed to succeed. To learn more about the offerings of Launch Funding Network, click Here To learn more about the Inventors Association of Georgia, click here. IAG, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, established in May, 1968, and incorporated in the State of Georgia on October 21, 1976. The IAG, Inc. is a mixed group of experienced patent owners, inexperienced inventors, patent practitioners, marketing consultants, and other innovative persons who like to get together, share accomplishments and concerns, help promote invention and innovation, and provide guidance to members without breaching implied confidentiality. They meet the 4th Saturday of every month to hear speakers share insights on what to do and not to do when taking a product to market.
Oct 28, 2011
Compassionate Capitalist: What is an "investable" business?
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will share insights into what makes a business "investable".   Less than 12% of the businesses that actually qualify to pitch to a group of investors ever raise all their money.  If you think about it that means the odds of an entrepreneur ever getting ANY angel investor capital is probably not even 1 in 10.  It isn't about making a better mousetrap or having  great idea... being "investable", even "fundable" is so much more than that--- but is actually very logical.  Tune in to learn what the ONE thing is that every business that attracts any or all of the investment capital they seek has provided to the investors that compelled them to invest.  And learn how to apply that to your business when Karen shares real life examples. Learn more about the services of LAUNCHfn and upcoming events, sign up for free investor tips at http://launchfn.com and join us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/businessinvestorgrow
Oct 14, 2011
Compassionate Capitalist Gets Creative
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Join Karen Rands as she interviews Julie Cropp Gareleck, founder of Junction Creative during the Compassionate Capitalist radio show.  Julie will share insights gained from her years in the Venture Capital industry and then as she turned Entrepreneur turned Marketing Guru. Junction Creative Solutions (Junction) is a hybrid strategic firm that combines the intellectual capital of a business consulting firm with the creative execution of an advertising agency. With a portfolio to include notable start-up ventures, small to mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, Junction has proven that great strategy creates significant impact and results in measurable return on investment.  Get more info about Junction Creative at http://junction-creative.com To get more info about Karen's firm, go to http://launchfundingnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2011
Social Media & the Law - Protect your Intellectual Property
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist returns with a topic that is currently firing up the court systems.  Protecting the intellectual property of people's creations--music, applications, videos, pictures, content, ideas..is a challenge when with a few keystrokes and a click of a button, that original creation can be shared with thousands, even millions, in the social media world we live in. Sometimes the creator loves that exposure and "going viral" can lead to big bucks.  Other times the creator discovers that now they have no rights to own that creation to make money on it or face a costly legal battle. Tune into hear industry expert Deborah Gonzalez, Esq of Law2SM talk about this hot area for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone seeking to make a presence and benefit from the use of social media. Deborah graduated from New York Law School in 1997, starting a private practice in NY before relocating to Georgia. An excerpt from Deborah's blog:  Social media platforms, smart phones and applications are changing the way we conduct business and interact socially with friends, family, and colleagues. ...developing  applications for it has become a billion dollar business, as well as a fun hobby for techies who enjoy the challenge of creating the next best thing and competing in the open market of creativity. But it is not all fun and games.  The financial payouts and consequences of social media for those involved, including vendors, developers, and clients, are becoming more apparent.  New cases emphasizing social media mistakes costing reputations, resources, and jobs are becoming just as common as new releases of applications and putting everyone on alert.  Welcome to the high tech world of social media, technology and the law.  READ ON AND TUNE IN
Sep 09, 2011
Why a good Elevator Pitch is Critical to Finding Investors
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, continues her Money Hunt series by exploring the role of the Elevator Pitch when entrepreneurs seeking angel investors.   Entrepreneurs work hard on their business plan, their investor pitch deck, and structuring their deal, often over looking one of the most critical components of preparing for and attracting investment capital.   Investors will decide in the first 90 seconds whether they want to even give that passionate entrepreneur even another 10 minutes of their time and attention.  Mastering the elevator pitch, whether used during a Fast Pitch event or as part of networking for investors,  is critical to communicate what you are doing and why an investor would or should care.   There is a formula for an effective elevator pitch that can penetrate the subconscious of the investor mind to address their inherent doubts and fears.  Tune in to hear the insights Karen Rands will share during this half hour segment.   The information offered here are highlights from the Fast Pitch Workshop Karen offers in Atlanta.  http://launchfn.com/fastpitch.html More Info on Elevator Pitches on Karen's Blog http://entrepreneurblogspace.com/2008/01/the-elevator-pitch-to-an-investor/
Aug 12, 2011
Entrepreneurs: turn your idea into a marketable invention
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview two experts from the world of invention.  David Savage, president of Inventors Association of Georgia (http://gainventors.org/), a membership organization for entrepreneurs and strategic service providers involved with inventing and commercialization. Inventors meet on a monthly basis to learn from each other and expert speakers, and also utilize a web portal rich in content.  Midway through the interview, Ron Reardon, former pres of GAInventors, and current CEO of Patents & More (http://patentsandmore.com/) will join us and add his insight and experience with helping entrepreneurs protect the intellectual property in their invention as they move toward commercialization and raising seed capital.
May 27, 2011
Karen Rands will share insights on networking for investors
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How do you find investors without paying an arm and a leg to an intermediary or fly all over the country to pitch at events? Tune into hear how you can Network for Investor Success. During this 30 min segment, Karen will share insights gained during the last decade on how to network to find angel investors and garner their interest to spend more time with you. Karen is highly sought out for her Entrepreneur Capital Mastery coaching program. You can learn more at http://launchfn.com
Apr 01, 2011
Compassionate Capitalist Talks with the Dream Catalyst, Paul Wilson Jr
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Karen Rands, Host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show will interview Paul Wilson Jr, the Marketplace Minister and Dream Catalyst for Christian leaders and entrepreneurs... passionate about empowering people to 3hrive on Purpose! Author of the ever popular "Dream Big in 3D" and host of 3hrive TV. Paul will bring his inspirational message to entrepreneurs who tune in and want to believe they have the Power to Dream Big and THRIVE!. More info on Paul is available at http://3hrive.com More info on Karen Rands' work with entrepreneurs can be found at http://launchfn.com
Mar 11, 2011
Hear from an Entrepreneur that Survived the Gauntlet to Launch his Business
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In a tight capital market it is important to learn form those entrepreneurs that have figured out the secrets to not only surviving but thriving. Cameron Cress, a co-founder of the hot new online community for golfers, Play Golf Planet (http://playgolfplanet.com), will join Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio show to share the experiences they gained as they raised seed capital, lived with the rejection from "business angels" to go on an build one of the fastest growing online communities for Golf Fanatics. Some have called it the "priceline" for Golfers seeking to play at the most prestigious golf courses, but at a discount. Golf Course owners and managers see it as the saving grace for them to more effectively market their golf courses, reach directly to their target market, book more Tee Times and to increase their revenues. Tune in to hear how this company survived the gauntlet to not just launch their business but to send it to the stratosphere.
Dec 17, 2010
Compassionate Capitalist talks with founder of The Financing Coach for entrepreneurs
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist will interview Bruce Blechman, the founder of The Financing Coach which offers a comprehensive program for start up and early stage entrepreneurs seeking capital to launch and grow their businesses. The program covers 145 Tips for entrepreneurs to find capital for their business, how to pitch investors, the groups to pitch to and more. Tune in to hear the details. View the Free Webinar that describes the program. http://relightamerica.com/bruce
Dec 03, 2010
Giving Thanks as a Compassionate Capitalist
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Karen Rands, the host of Compassionate Capitalist radio show, invites entrepreneurs to call in and share there stories and share how they have been blessed in building their business. No business can be built alone and it takes help from family, friends, team mates, advisers, and capital sources to be successful. So take a moment as we reflect over this Thanksgiving weekend to share what you are thankful for in your business. Call in, press #1, give your name company name and share your story.
Nov 26, 2010
Bruce Blechman on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show- Innovative Business Finance Program
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Karen Rands, the host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio show will interview Bruce Blechman about an innovative fresh approach to financing a small business. Investors will want to hear about this way to get an immediate return on investment and entrepreneurs will want to hear how they can use this to attract capital for their business. Call ins will be taken. Bruce Blechman is the author of The Secret to Getting Money in Northern California and co-author of the best-selling book, Guerilla Financing, published by Houghton Mifflin in a number of languages and used in college courses nationwide. Mr. Blechman is a nationally recognized speaker and is considered to be one of the country?'s top experts on the subject of entrepreneurial finance. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, ?Creative Financing? in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network, as well as a guest on numerous radio and TV programs. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. Mr. Blechman will talk about how Revenue Participation Financing can actually reduce the risk of investing in early stage companies. Revenue Participation Financing or RPF as it is called is an entirely new way to invest in entrepreneurial companies. RPF is a structured finance program in which the investor receives a percentage of the business? revenues. An RPF is very easy to calculate, as it is simply a predetermined percentage of the revenues of a business before any expenses are deducted. An RPF can be compared to a royalty payment to inventors. Mr. Blechman will discuss the advantages of RPF for not only investors but for entrepreneurs looking for risk capital.
Nov 12, 2010
Jim Debetta - the Inventor's Guru returns to the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview the guru of taking inventions to market - Jim Debetta (http://jimdebetta.com). Jim has developed brands and taken products to market to generate $100s of Millions in sales. He is a featured speaker at industry conferences. He was tapped by a SharkTank VC to commercialize the products he invests in. We are excited to have Jim join us again to share his insights and wisdom and to talk about the new programs and opportunities available to entrepreneurs and inventors.
Sep 03, 2010
Karen Rands- Shedding light on the Courtship of Entrepreneurs and Investors
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During the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show, Karen Rands will take a light-hearted look at the remarkable similarities between finding an investor and finding a spouse. Although polygamy is encouraged in the investment world and divorce is easier in the marriage world....their similarities abound beyond those points. Tune in to hear how Karen's unique experience gained from years of providing early stage venture capital consulting services to hundreds of entrepreneurs can help entrepreneurs and angel investors alike have health happy relationships!
Aug 27, 2010
Compassionate Capitalist: How can an Entrepreneur Learn ....
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How does an entrepreneur with no money learn how to launch a successful start up and raise early stage capital? Karen Rands, the Host of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio hour will explore the 4 things an entrepreneur can do within the 1-10-100 formula for entrepreneurial success. As the President of LAUNCHfn, Karen hears this concern almost on a daily basis and has developed a simple formula for entrepreneurs to follow.
Aug 20, 2010
Entertainment Industry is on FIRE in Atlanta - Hear from Industry Players
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist attended the Southern Television & Film Summit Mixer and met many of the mover and shakers in the industry. This show will feature numerous guests she met at the event to talk about their project, getting movies made, getting financial backers and more.
Aug 13, 2010
Compassionate Capitalist Show: Inventors have two choices
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Inventors have two options when trying to get their inventions to market. Tune in to hear Karen Rands share insights gained from years of working with inventors, interviewing successful entrepreneurs, and collaborating with commercialization experts. Inventors are invited to call in with questions.
Aug 06, 2010
Why Do Early Stage Entrepreneurs need a Coach
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Karen Rands, on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Hour, will explore the reasons early stage companies need to consider investing in coaching. Business Coaching comes in all flavors...to learn how to raise capital, to learn how to be more profitability, to learn how to grow sales...and more. When you find a good coach that meets your specific needs...it is the best investment -not expense- a CEO can make. Why? Because you learn from the expertise of others who have the benefit of having worked with dozens if not hundreds of other companies to know what actually works. The smart entrepreneur that hires a coach to help them succeed gains the advantage over their competition to get to market faster and generate more profits sooner.
May 21, 2010
This Law Firm not only Protects Entrepreneurs, but they help them Succeed
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Karen Rands, on the Compassionate Capitalist radio hour, will interview lawyers from the firm Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, PC (www.wjrlaw.com) about areas of interest to entrepreneurs seeking to launch, grow, or exit their business. WJR provides a full range of legal services to entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate executives. Specializing in areas such as securities law, corporate finance & tax issues, employment law & litigation, franchising, acquistions and bankruptcy among many other areas, they firmly believe that the delivery of quality legal services involves practical business judgment as well as excellent technical legal knowledge and skills. Michael Rosenthal will share their unique approach to working with small business owners such that they are referred to as "the entrepreneur's law firm". He'll be joined by Chuck Detling and others from the firm to share their specific area of expertise. So matter what stage of business you are currently in, this show will have something for you. Tune in and tell others to listen in, please. WJR recently sponsored the LAUNCHfn & NBAI investor forum at their offices.
May 07, 2010
The 100th Episode! Lessons for Every Entrepreneur
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Karen Rands the Compassionate Capitalist, will share the universal truths of building a successful entrepreneurial endeavor as taught by the life and times of William Partington Rands. Experiences gained as Military Officer, AeroSpace Engineer working on first Earth orbiter and Lunar Lander, as an Inventor with multiple patents, and finally in the twilight of his life, as an entrepreneur that became a titan of an industry, all led to the path of his success. Lessons that will ring true for every entrepreneur who is in the midst of launching a business, growing a business, or wondering if he or she has what it takes to start a business. Tune in to hear these nuggets to see if and how you can apply these timeless truths in order to make your dreams come true as an entrepreneur.
Apr 23, 2010
Sneak Peek of the Speakers of the Possible Woman Leadership Conference
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview selected speakers from the upcoming 14th Annual Possible Woman Leadership Conference scheduled for April 20th in Atlanta. Linda Wind of Wind Enterprises has been at the forefront of bringing visionary women together to enhance and develop their skills in leadership, strategy, and team-building. We will provide a sneak peek at the incredible insights that will be shared by the speakers and panelists during this one day conference. Get tips on leadership, strategy, and marketing from thought leaders scheduled to participate in this conference for over 1000 business owners in attendance on April 20 in Atlanta. Conference info: http://www.windenterprises.com/2010-conference/ tune in to get bonus code for discount on attendee fee. During this show we will get to hear from Lisa McLeod, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a repeat guest on "Good Morning America," she is the author of Forget Perfect and Finding Grace When You Can't Even Find Clean Underwear; Dr. Linda Braddon, A mechanical engineer specializing in the biomed industry; Carol Edelson, founder and president of Speakstyles, a communications company; Dr. Melissa Grill-Peterson, the Wellness Director for Blue MedSpa and owner of Flow Unlimited; Anna Convery, Chief Marketing Officer for ClickFox responsible for global marketing & product strategy; and Barbara Giamanco, a industry recognized Sales and Social Media Consultant; Don't miss this show and spread the word.
Apr 16, 2010
Listen to Thought Leaders from the Possible Women Conference
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview selected speakers from the upcoming 14th Annual Possible Woman Leadership Conference scheduled for April 20th in Atlanta. Linda Wind of Wind Enterprises has been at the forefront of bringing visionary women together to enhance and develop their skills in leadership, strategy, and team-building. We will provide a sneak peek at the incredible insights that will be shared by the speakers and panelists during this one day conference. Get tips on leadership, strategy, and marketing from thought leaders scheduled to participate in this conference for over 1000 business owners in attendance on April 20 in Atlanta. Conference info: http://www.windenterprises.com/2010-conference/ tune in to get bonus code for discount on attendee fee. During this show we will get to hear from Gail Evans, CNN radio host and author of best seller "Play like a Man, win like a Woman"; Terri Langhans, successful entrepreneur and social media expert as CEO of BlahBlahBlah; John Stupka, CEO of BlueMedSpas, Karla Brandau author of "Wake Up the Winner Inside", and Melissa Galt to share her Maverick Marketing Secrets. Don't miss this show and spread the word.
Apr 09, 2010
Do you need a business plan to raise angel investor and venture capital?
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will explore the role and the function a business plan plays in the pursuit of capital for your business. From the seed stage to expansion stage, the business plan plays an important role, but it may not be what you think. Tune into hear what Karen has learned over the last 9 years working with entrepreneurs and investors and the role their business plans played in attracting over $35 Million in early stage capital.
Apr 02, 2010
Karen Rands on Seed Stage Venture Capital from Angel Investors
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Karen Rands on this Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show will feature the companies that will be participating in the Start-up Round-Up event in Atlanta sponsored by LAUNCHfn, NBAI, and iStanta, a seed stage capital fund. As a special guest, we will feature Matt Oguz of the iStanta Fund to talk about having a VC mentality in the SE Angel Investor Market. We will also hear from a few of the companies that will be showcased at the NBAI Angel Investor Member event the following evening. We'll explore the difference between investment decisions at the start up and the emerging growth stages.
Mar 19, 2010
Karen Rands, Compassionate Capitalist to Interview Possible Woman Leadership Conf Speakers
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview selected speakers from the upcoming 14th Annual Possible Woman Leadership Conference scheduled for April 20th in Atlanta. Linda Wind of Wind Enterprises has been at the forefront of bringing visionary women together to enhance and develop their skills in leadership, strategy, and team-building. We will provide a sneak peek at the incredible insights that will be shared by the speakers and panelists during this one day conference. Get tips on leadership, strategy, and marketing from thought leaders scheduled to participate in this conference for over 1000 business owners in attendance on April 20 in Atlanta. Conference info: http://www.windenterprises.com/2010-conference/ tune in to get bonus code for discount on attendee fee. Special guests will include Melissa Galt, Ruth King, Joyce Bone and more.
Mar 12, 2010
David Stacey to be Guest on the Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Karen Rands,the Compassionate Capitalist, will explore the science behind building a successful business and the art of raising capital with her special guest, David Stacey. You can also call in with questions for David or Karen. Learn more about David at https://www.davidstaceyinternational.com/ David will share his expertise gained over 20 years of working with companies to prepare them to find the capital they need. He knows what investors and lenders expect and like to see; they also know what turns them away. During this show Karen and David will help entrepreneurs who invest their time in listening, how to position themselves to raise the finance they need by providing insight into what a CEO must do in order to attract these financial resources into their company. If you can better understand what is driving the thoughts and motives of the providers of funding, you optimize your chances of obtaining the money your business needs. To Learn More about LAUNCHfn's Capital Mastery Program, go to http://launchfn.com
Feb 26, 2010
Human Resource Management advise for Small Business Entrepreneurs
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist will interview Human Resource Management Expert, James Michael Bock during this scheduled segment. Entrepreneurs as the CEO of their company need to understand employment issues that can get them in trouble with INS, IRS, and DOL....in short the government. They also need to learn how to make good hiring and firing decisions because when they are building their company they can't waste time not having the right team in place to execute on the business strategy. Jim Bock will share the insights and expertise he has gained in the 20+ years he has built, expanded and fixed the HR Departments for companies in industries such as telecommunications, retail, insurance, manufacturing and distributions. Listen while you Lunch and Learn.
Feb 19, 2010
Entrepreneurs: Boot Strapping works to create value & find angel investors
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview three dynamic entrepreneurs that have proven they can bring innovation to the market, create compelling businesses, and set the stage for large thriving profitable businesses that bring innovation to the market, create jobs and produce wealth for their investors and founders. First we'll hear from Mark Manesh of MTI International. They have just launched their latest product in partnership with the largest online auction store to rave reviews and customer adoption. Second we'll hear from Tom Meredith of P2p Cash, a company that is revolutionizing the wireless payment processing industry for international non-banked segment. Lastly we'll hear from Cameron Cress of PlayGolfPlanet, an innovative approach to solving the challenge of golf courses marketing unsold tee times to a social community of raving golf fans. All three of these entrepreneurs have proven that with a little investment capital, boot strapping to stretch the dollar, and a lot of creativity, they created companies that are poised to create new segments and be leaders in the marketplace. Tune in to learn their secrets and the incredible opportunity available to their financial partners.
Feb 05, 2010
Compassionate Capitalist: The Money Hunt - Finding Business Capital
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will expand on her series The Money Hunt with a look at the current sources of capital for small businesses and start up companies. She'll cover debt sources, including MicroLoans, SBA, and Alternative finance, and private equity and angel investor capital, including seed finance, business angel investors, venture capital and private equity. This show is a great primer for the entrepreneur that needs to know what type of capital is good for their business at the various stages of growth. More info regarding The Access to Capital System architected by Karen Rands through her company Launch Funding Network: www.launchfn.com
Jan 29, 2010
Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands - Returns with two entrepreneur successes
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Karen Rands kicks into high gear for 2010 with two great entrepreneurial examples. The first guest Doug Pritt, CEO of NavStar Technologies. NavStar is public company on the pink sheet that is delivering an affordable, yet proprietary solution, to the transportation industry for tracking, protecting, and monitering high value assets and cargo. Doug will talk about how they brought this ground breaking solution to the market and how they will impact the world wide effort to keep a watchful eye on te world's "at risk" high value cargo. The second dynamic entrepreneur is Linda Kedy, a true renaissance woman. Among Linda's many accomplishments are her roles as motivational speaker, Million Dollar Club qualifer for PPL, top-ranking female in North America with The Peoples Network, Certified Senior Mentor with Tony Robbins' Research Institute and T. Harv Ecker's Peak Potential, and so much more....tune in to hear this dyanmic story and journey to success.
Jan 22, 2010
2010 Kickoff for the Compassionate Capitist Radio Show + Special Guest
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Karen Rands will kick of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show for 2010 with an overview of industry predictions regarding sourcing of early stage business capital for innovative start up companies and emerging growth companies. This is the dawn of a new decade and there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding the rebounding of investment markets. This segment will cover the availability of seed capital, angel capital, venture capital and alternative finance based on Ms. Rands' economist background, market research and practical experience in working with entrepreneurs and early stage capital investors on a daily basis. Tune in for these valuable insights. Replays and additional written comments will be made available along with the broadcast link later on her blog www.EntrepreneurBlogSpace.com Also be sure to follow Karen on twitter for the latest flashes of news for investors and entrepreneurs at www.twitter.com/karen_rands At the conclusion of the market outlook portion of the radio show, Karen will interview Carol Zelmore of CAZ Holdings who will discuss the process she is going through to identify, negotiate and secure financing for a unique type of turn around business that is beating the industry odds for its sector in the Hospitality/Real Estate space.
Jan 08, 2010
Compassionate Capitalism Show: Partnering Wisely
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Karen Rands, during her Compassionate Capitalism show will engage her featured guests on a topic important to all start up and growing companies. When a start-up founder realizes he or her needs to build a team, bring on expertise to compliment their own skills how can they identify those people, confirm they will enhance their business and at the same time, protect the business they founded. They need to know what skills are needed on his/her team, identify the right resource, then negotiate for that person to join the company and protecting the company long term. Guests are Kenneth Darryl Brown of E3C (www.BetterSalesandProfitsNow.com) and Hugh Massie, CEO of DNA Behavior (www.BusinessDNAResources.com) to discuss how a CEO can learn about their leadership and communication strengths and understand what to look for in potential team members. Bob Van Rossum, President of MarketPro, (www.marketproinc.com) the nation's leading executive search and contract staffing agency specifically focused on marketing, interactive, creative and advertising talent will discuss identifying and qualifying a potential candidate for the management team. Glenn Garnes, Relationship Marketing Center, will discuss protecting your interests when bringing on partners...the subject of his new book:"Let's Not Be Partners, Things you Must Do Before You Tie the Knot ("not"). Sure to be a dynamic show for all aspiring entrepreneurs
Dec 18, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist and Guests talk about Attracting Early Stage Capital
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Karen Rands will interview special guests: Hugh Massie, CEO of DNA Behavior (www.businessdnaresources.com) and Kenneth Darryl Brown, E3C (www.bettersalesandprofitsnow.com), They discuss the Business DNA Profile and how it can be used to determine an individual's talents and struggles. As a result, people learn what their strengths are and how to focus them in the area of business where they can excel. Additionally, they learn how they like to communicate with their communicate style. CEOs need to understand their communication and leadership styles as part of their building a qualified team. We'll explore how these programs help entrepreneurs understand their team dynamics and what they can do to build the team and put the other elements in place to effectively attract business capital. Lastly, Business DNA can be used as a tool to demonstrate to prove to investors that the company has a team can execute on its business models. This show is part of a dynamic and informative session covering one of the many components that Launch Funding Network offers clients seeking capital necessary for raising early stage venture capital and angel stage investment. Attend the next Art of Raising Capital Workshop on December 15, 2009 at 1pm. (http://launchfn.com/id337.html) At the conclusion of the workshop, graduates will be able to pitch to angel investors at the Network of Business Angels and Investors Capital Celebration at 5pm.
Dec 04, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist Radio: Art of Raising Capital
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Karen Rands will share with entrepreneurs the Art of Raising Capital. Raising capital for a business is not a skill we are born with. We need to develop those skills to raise seed capital, and yes venture capital. Tune in to learn the key elements necessary to effectively raise capital. This episode is a taste of the full course "The Art of Raising Capital" offered by LAUNCHfn.
Nov 20, 2009
LAUNCHfn Client Named #17 on top 20 companies to watch by Forbes
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Compassionate Capitalist, Karen Rands, will intervew 3 incredible entrepreneurs with exciting companies that are on a high growth path. The first has been named one of Forbes Magazines top 20 companies to watch. As the only company that is pre-revenue, ServusExchange with the award winning, popular SaaS solution for building contrators, My Online Toolbox, was chosen after a rigorous application and review process. We will hear CEO Brian Javeline discuss the history and exciting future of this dynamic company. Following this segment, Karen will interview two of the companies seleted to participate in the upcoming NBAI Angel Investor Event in Atlanta on Nov 11th. B.Lloyd's is an excellent example of how company with decades track record with one signature product, and within just a few years under new management and vision expand to over 20 varied products, national distribution, endorsement and partnering with nationally recognized TV celebrity and industry expert, and private lable for added market reach. Closing out the show we will hear from an enthusiastic lady CEO who is defying the odds of social community and membership sites by effectively monetizing through membership and providing value in offline and online communities. Lady's Luck Club is rapidly penetrating the market and gaining momentum with its unique approach and appeal in the marketplace for single women. Investors interested in these companies can get more information through the Contact us Page at http://www.launchfn.com. Also investors are encouraged to attend on the 11th to hear the full stories of these companies and how they can get involved in their growth and wealth creation.
Oct 30, 2009
7 Things Entrepreneurs Do that Kill their Chances of Raising Early Stage Capital
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Karen Rands brings 9 years experience in coaching early stage companies and start ups on how to successfully find angel investors and raise early stage venture capital money for their business. There are 7 things entrepreneurs seem to do again and again-- even when told it will kill their chances of raising venture capital and angel investment-- that sabotage their efforts to attract small business investors and engage angel groups. Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, invests time and money into early stage companies to help them succeed; she will share her insights during this powerful segment that could forever change a CEO's potential success in launching or growing their business. More info on how to engage Karen's team to get your company on track for raising the capital you need for your business with their comprehensive business plan review and venture capital consulting services, visit http://launchfn.com/id166.html
Oct 09, 2009
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Oct 02, 2009
Military Man, turned Inventor, turned Entrepreneur, turned Legend - Listen to hear his story
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Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands will interview now legendary inventor, entrepreneur, adventurer, visionary, and retired military CEO Ralph Brown. His story of how he did something that had never been done before in order to honor his fallen comrades and bring an innovative product to market to forever change the boating industry is gripping and mezmorizing. Just having completed cross Atlantic voyage in a flat bottom single engine boat that many said couldn't be done, we are delighted to have the opportunity to share his story to our listening audience. It will surely be an inspiration to every entrepreneur, investor, military man and woman, and those who love stories of triumph against all odds. Tune in and spread the word...read more here: http://www.crosstheatlantic.com/ And here is a snippet of Ralph's recent journey.... "As each giant wave broke bashing anything loose out of the boat and slamming a wall of water against my chest with no where to hide, I kept repeating those words out loud; "It Can't Sink, Trust Your Equipment, Don't Panic and Help us Lord, please." I was afraid for the failure of the mission, I was afraid for my life. Ten minutes earlier we were driving in rolling 10 to 12 foot seas. Ten minutes earlier we were looking at lights at a small town on the island, ten minutes earlier there were two fishing trawlers passing nearby. Now we were fighting for our lives as 12 to 15 foot waves were bashing our tiny boat closer and closer to the shoals that we did not see. I was seriously afraid. We had just finished the 560 mile leg from Reykjavk Iceland to the Faroe Islands, with a storm hot on our heals..." What a passionate entrepreneur will do to prove they have the Right Stuff!
Oct 02, 2009
The Compassionate Capitalist Show: How to Raise Seed Capital for your Start-up Business
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will share her insights gained from years of working with start up companies and the most effective way to raise capital from friends & family. If you are raising capital for your early stage company or are thinking of starting a business, you don't want to miss this show. She will take callers and have the BTR Chat open for questions.
Sep 25, 2009
Can the Y Generation lead the American Evolution? The Role of University Entrepreneur Programs
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, has long admired the profound impact our university system is having on entrepreneurism in America. From the economy to terrorism, America faces difficult new challenges. In these times of uncertainty, the question is one of national evolution: can America adapt to the economic, demographic, technological and security challenges of the new century? First we will hear from Matt Harrison, the author of the thought provoking "The American Evolution: How America Can Adapt to the Political, Economic, and Social Challenges of the 21st Century". Many will argue that the burden for America's evolution is on the shoulders of the Y Generation...if so, how are we equipping them? One such way is through the entrepreneur programs offered in our Universities. During the show we will be joined by David Boneparth, the Asst. Director of Academics at the University of Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He'll discuss the surge in those programs across the American University system and specifically how UF is equipping our next generation of leaders. We'll wrap the show up with some insights from the Y Generation of Entrepreneurs.
Sep 04, 2009
Career Transitions: Interview Thomas Ellsworth, author of The Rat, the Race & the Cage & MORE
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist will interview two leading experts in the field of helping successful people make career transitions that move them into fields and roles they can love. Whether you or someone you know has had to make a career change out of desire for something different or were forced to make a change as a result of a right-sizing or closing of a company, you will benefit from listening to the insights offered from these two expert guests. A core topic we will cover is when does it make sense to stop being an employee and to start being a boss. First up will be Thomas Ellsworth, author of The Rat, The Race, and The Cage http://www.ratracecage.com. Tom will share his insights into how high achievers can make career transitions to get to a place that they LOVE what they do, whether that is to a new job or to become an entrepreneur. Also, joining us will be Jim Duepree of DBM (Drake, Beam & Morin www.dbm.com). Jim will share the insights gained from working directly with executives in transition as his firm helps them determine whether to pursue a similar career in their chosen field or find fulfillment from starting or acquiring a business. With unemployment at its recent highest levels this is a timely topic and listeners will gain insights about the following: -Cities where jobs are hot now and the best fields to be in -How to identify your workplace personality and build a Personal Career Compass -How to transfer your existing professional skills to a new industry -How to build a career "back-up plan" -How to determine if you should start a business or acquire a company -How to bring passion back to what you do Join us and tell others to turn in for this show. Replays and more indepth written information will be posted on Karen Rands blog: http://EntrepreneurBlogSpace.com
Aug 28, 2009
Another Trail-Blazer Young Entrepreneur Interviewed by Compassionate Capitalist, Karen Rands
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Jonathan Ross Shriftman, a rising senior in the USC Greif School for Entrepreneurship, and co-founder of Sole Bicycles, a socially responsible importer and retailer of their own brand of fixed gear bikes, a popular new and emerging trend will be featured on Karen Rands' Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show. We love innovative business models, entrepreneurs young and old, and mostly those that are will boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before. Jonathon, as the cofounder of Sole Bicycles, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in their "College Entrepreneur of the Year" contest and as a top five finalist. He is taking his passion and enthusiasm and figuring out how to bring a luxury product to a broader audience by maintaining the same quality at a lower price. Their corporate website is under development so awareness is driven through new media with their blog: http://www.ridesole.com/ and on twitter: http://twitter.com/SoleBicycles. Ironically, we connected through Twitter... and hope to make a little more history with this exciting interview with an inspiring young entrepreneur. While riding my bikes is certainly "hip", they also keep your body healthy and the environment clean. Additionally, portions of profits will directly be donated to charities supporting urban youth and keeping Earth clean and green!
Jul 31, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands: Alternative sources of Early Stage Capital
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Karen Rands will interview Financial Guru, Joe Donovan of Cape Securities about Alternative Ways to Secure Early Stage Capital for high potential companies. This show will benefit both Entrepreneurs and Investors because often times an investor wants to invest in a company but doesn't have the liquidity to make the investment. We'll explore options accredited angel investors can use to provide capital to an early stage company without liquidating their assets.
Jul 17, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands Interviews Author of The Secret of Successful Inventors
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Karen Rands, the compassionate capitalist, will talk with John Hobbs, inventor and founder of Athelete's Oasis, about his new book, "The Secret of Successful Inventors". Author/inventor John R Hobbs reveals the "missing secrets" all inventors need to know so they become successful! After struggling for years, he could not figure out why only a few people understood and could truly see the benefits of his mass-market invention and brand. He finely figured it out and instantly started receiving the resources a product/brand needs to penetrate the market in an effective manner. Listen and learn from as this seasoned inventor describes the simple steps to increase the likelihood that your idea can become an invention that penetrates the market in a big way. You can pre-order John's book at www.TheSecretsofSuccessfulInventors.com For more info about Karen Rands and to learn about the services her firm offers, visit www.launchfn.com
Jul 10, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands and the Invention Guru - Jim Debetta
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview Jim DeBetta, a leading consumer products business advisor to inventors and entrepreneurs alike. As a highly sought-after coach and mentor for aspiring inventors worldwide, his unique methods and experienced insight is transforming the way people "go to market" with their unique products and services. For nearly twenty years, Jim has successfully launched companies and demystified the process of proven sales and marketing methods to world-renowned retailers while selling millions of dollars of products. tune in and we will take call in for questions with this expert. Just flag your call when you want to be acknowledged to ask a question. www.jimdebetta.com for more info about Jim and his company.
Jul 03, 2009
"Winning with Private Equity" Author Paul Anthony Thomas is interviewed!
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Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will talk with Paul Anthony Thomas, author of "Winning with Private Equity", as they discuss the "9 Pitfalls of Private Equity". Paul Thomas, a 30 year veteran of private equity and value investing, recounts several of his hard learned lessons in this easy read. Having been mentored by a 50 year veteran of the venture capital and private investing world, Mr. Thomas’ experiences cover a wide variety of topics including: Motivation, Proper Capitalization, The Right Attitude, Hedging and a Workable Exit.
Jun 26, 2009
Compassionate Capitalist Interview Rosalie Lober: Run Your Business Like a Fortune 100
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"Run Your Business Like a Fortune 100" - 7 Principles for Boosting PROFITS Newly released book...CEOs haven't had a guiding book like this on best practices since Tom Peters' In Search of Excellence. Turn your business into a first-rate, reliable generator of profitable growth year after year. Dr. Lober reveals how your profitable small or mid-size business can get to the top and stay there. Her PROFITS Principles spring from the best practices of giant corporations that invested millions of dollars and many years in their development. Position yourself quickly in tumultuous markets, integrate change faster, operate without bureaucracy, and become more profitable than larger competitors... Tune In and Prosper Right Now! Book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM, http://profitsprinciples.com/buybook.html We will take call ins to ask questions of the host, Karen Rands, and author, Dr. Rosalie Lober
May 22, 2009
Is it a Good time to Start a Business in a Recession?
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Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands will explore the topic of why starting a business in a recession is can be a GOOD idea for some entrepreneurs. She will be taking call ins for this show to answer questions and take feeback. Don't miss this informative and relevant topic.
Apr 24, 2009
SPEC Talk Radio - Where to find money for your Business
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The Southeast Private Equity Conference is around the corner. Companies from across the US and Canada will join private and institutional investors to get deals done. One of the many educational opportunities will be to hear from a panel of capital experts on where early stage companies can go to get growth capital. Today we will interview two of those panelists: Chuck Lewis, CEO and Co-Founder One Georgia Bank and Ian Adlington, Private Investor and Fund Manager
Mar 30, 2009
Carbon Credits - Will a Futures Exchange be the Next Bubble for Investors?
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This show will features experts in the new arena of Carbon Credits. There is a lot of buzz about this new area of commerce, but what does it really mean for investors and green companies? Hear from Ian Adlington of Newport Capital, Investor, Entrepreneur, Market Maker for Carbon Tax Credits; and green entrepreneur, Chris Pollatos, founder of Verdant Energy Solutions, LLC www.verdantenergysolutions.com manufacturer of bio-coal and analyst of the carbon credit trends. Will Carbon Credits become the next boon for the financial markets and drive our next investment bubble? Tune in to learn more about this exciting investment trend.
Feb 27, 2009
Top 10 Ways Entrepreneurs Reveal they are Amateurs
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SPEC Talk Radio will host a lively discussion on what are the indicators that an entrepreneur is an amateur. Inspired by Young Entrepreneur, Jessica Mah, wise beyond her years with her initial blog http://jessicamah.com/blog/ on the topic. Reciprocated on http://tinyurl.com/ebsblog and posed as question on Linkedin. Will be taking call-ins to contribute to the lively discussion. Jessica & Karen met on Twitter so this is a great example of social communities converging.
Feb 20, 2009
SPEC Talk Radio - Preparing Your Business to Sell or Attract Private Equity
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SPEC Talk Radio with host Karen Rands will talk with experts about preparing your business to sell for Millions or attract Millions from a private equity fund in this economic market. Special Guests will be Roy Strauss of Strauss Consulting www.scg4u.com, Ed Fisher of SouthPoint Ventures www.southpointeventures.com, and other special guests
Jan 23, 2009
SPEC Talk Radio: FOOL's GOLD, interview with Author Scott Shane
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During this special edition of SPEC Talk Radio, we will talk with Author Scott A. Shane. Following on the release of his critically acclaimed book, The Entrepreneur Myth that dispels popular illusions about startups, Mr. Shane had tackled and exposed the myths about Angel Investing. Fool's Gold?: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America, takes a no-nonsense look at how Business Angel Investors approach early stage investment and the impact it has on the growth of early stage companies.
Dec 12, 2008
SPEC Talk Radio: Learn from CEOs of Multi Million Dollar Companies
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The SE's Private Equity Community Talk Radio Show will host two outstanding entrepreneurs who have build highly successful businesses. Mitch Free, Founder & CEO of MFG.com will share his experience of building a business that attracted Jeff Bezos as an investors and has changed the way innovative products get manufactured. April Fawcett Nagel, Founder and CEO of firstPRO (firstproinc.com)will share how she built a thriving, mult-faceted business in an entrenched and highly competitive market. Listen and learn how to build your business to be thriving and profitable in any economic cycle. Call in with questions.
Nov 21, 2008
What motivates Angel Investors to Join an Angel Investor Group?
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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 groups to pursue and helps those building angel groups understand how to attract members.
Oct 31, 2008
SPEC Talk Radio: Helping Entrepreneurs Grow and Succeed
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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 who is tapping into a new market delivering a software as a service solution to the remodeling and repair contractor space and end with interviews of the attendees from the recent CEO Space.
Oct 03, 2008
SPEC Talk Radio: Pitching Angel Investors--Do's & Dont's
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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 first impression with that investor. This broadcast will cover the following topics: - 5 common mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching investors - What is important to cover when you only have 7-10 minutes - The goal of a pitch is not what you think Tune In and Call in
Sep 19, 2008
SPEC Talk Radio: Are You Limiting Your Capital Raise?
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We know that many factors which impact a company's ability to raise capital are out of the entrepreneur's control: Availability of Capital; and Interest and knowledge about your niche. Our guest speaker Deborah Hill, http://www.yourintuitivelife.com/ an Intuitive Coach and successful Author and Speaker, we will explore those intangible factors that can limit an entrepreneur's ability to gain investor confidence and attract the capital they seek. Fear and Doubt can be a silent killer for entrepreneurs at every stage, regardless of the type of capital they seek. www.launchfn.com
Aug 29, 2008
Mitigating Risk for Investors | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show.  Taken from the archives of the SPEC Talk Radio that derived from the thriving of Southeast Private Equity Community of entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers started in 2008.  Karen Rands explores key strategies and insights on how investors can mitigate risk with early stage investments. Yes Virginia, there are ways to mitigate risk with early stage private investments. Since the broadcast of this podcast, Karen had published the definitive guide for learning how to be an angel investor.  The best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is available at all major retailers selling books.   You can also learn more about Karen Rands and the services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co Please click to connect with Karen on LinkedIn, and Twitter, and Facebook as well.  
Aug 15, 2008
Building the Perfect Board To Attract Investors | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show, taken from the Archives of SPEC Talk Radio -- part of the Southeast Private Equity Community of entrepreneus, investors & advisors. Board of Advisers and Directors can be critical to the success of a company...in attracting investors and maintaining investor confidence. When you don't have the money to hire the best, you may be able to convince the best to help you--- with the opportunity to become part of the team when you have the capital and start to grow.  When you don't have the talent on your team, investors expect to at least see mentors and advisers that represent the key areas of your business in marketing, sales, operations, and industry insiders. We'll hear from experts in this field. Famed Author, Calvin K. Clemons and Industry Expert, Marjorie Singley-Hall. And as usual a lively discussion ensues. Since the broadcast of this podcast, Karen had published the definative guide for learning how to be an angel investor.  The best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is available at all major retailers selling books.   You can also learn more about Karen Rands and the services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co Please click to connect with Karen on LinkedIn, and Twitter, and Facebook as well.  
Aug 08, 2008
The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels
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SPEC Talk Radio will interview Elizabeth Gordon, best selling author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put your business in higher heels. Building on decades of experience, Elizabeth shares insights for how to grow your business rapidly.
Jun 27, 2008
Avoid the 7 Common Factors that Cause Entrepreneurs to FAIL
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Jason Tyne, strategic player in Sales Partners with Blair Singer, Best Selling Author of Sales Dogs and advisor to Robert Kiyosaki, Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, will share the secrets to avoiding and overcoming the 7 common factors that lead to Entrepreneurial Failure.
Jun 20, 2008
Jeff Haynie, Seasoned and Successful Entrepreneur Shares Insights | Podcast
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio Show (formerly SPEC Talk Radio).   Karen interviews Jeff Haynie about his experience building successful technology companies, the challenge in raising capital in different economic markets and the exciting potential of his new company, Appcelerator. (www.appcelerator.com) The second half of the podcast will cover how to not confuse an investor so he or she will make a decision to invest.  Often entrepreneurs are so wrapped up in their project they fail to understand how to explain it so other people, particularly investors, 'get it'.  Since the broadcast of this podcast, Karen had published the definative guide for learning how to be an angel investor.  The best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is available at all major retailers selling books.   You can also learn more about Karen Rands and the services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co Please click to connect with Karen on LinkedIn, and Twitter, and Facebook as well.  
Jun 06, 2008
Achieving Value in Your Company for Investors | Compassionate Capitalist Show
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Part of the Legacy Series of Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio originally called SPEC Talk Radio.  Karen Rands is the Host and her  guest will be Michael Halliwell, Director at Taylor Consulting Group. Valuation is the biggest sticking point for companies negotiating for investment or for the sale of their company. www.taylorgroupconsulting.com We'll cover the different approaches to reaching the Value of a company. We'll cover bootstrapping and methods for increasing value with limited funding. Although originally recorded many years ago, the content is still valid for entrepreneurs that want to maximize their value at each stage of their growth from startup to exit.  Since the broadcast of this podcast, Karen had published the definative guide for learning how to be an angel investor.  The best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, is available at all major retailers selling books.   You can also learn more about Karen Rands and the services she offers to entrepreneurs and investors at http://karenrands.co Please click to connect with Karen on LinkedIn, and Twitter, and Facebook as well.  
May 23, 2008
Elevator Pitch Tips for Raising Capital and Attracting Customers |
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Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast Show. This episode was originally recorded in preparation for the networking entrepreneurs would be doing with potential investors. Companies need to have good compelling elevator pitches that inclued the "capital language" that will peak an investor's interest.  It should include the problem a company is solving, the opportunity in the market, and the invitation to learn more.  Listen to hear how Karen Rands sets the stage for delivering a compelling elevator pitch and interacts with live callers, helping them craft an enticing pitch that will attract investors or customers -- depending on what they may be looking for when they are networking on behalf of their company.  All to often, entrepreneurs and business owners talk all around their business value and make little sense.  The risk is the person on the other end of the shared information, either simply walks away or has to ask the proverbial 20 questions to figure out what the entrepreneur is trying to do in the market and the value the offer.  If you need to take your networking game up a notch, this podcast is for you:  Listen to this expert talk about how to use the 30 second Elevator Pitch to "tell it so you can sell it".   This is a time stamp on the ground breaking Southeast Private Equity Conference first held in 2008 (www.sePrivateEquity.org)  For more information about Karen Rands, go to http://karenrands.co Since this broadcast, Karen has started the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and release her best selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. 
Mar 21, 2008
Bridging the Capital Divide | Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Radio
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This segment is from the SPEC Talk Radio series originated with the start of this channel.  Although some of the information and references to events is dated, the core content is extremely valuable and shares insights about how start ups and early stage companies can bridge the capital divide through boot-strapping, government assistance, and angel investors. It reference the Ingural  Southeast Private Equity Conference held on April 29th, 2008 in Atlanta GA. Videos and Reviews and Outcomes from that event can be found at  http://www.sePrivateEquity.org. This is event brought together hundreds of angel investors, fund managers, venture capitalists, and investment bankers to see a showcase of 20+ companies.  Many companies completed training offered by Karen Rands on how to pitch investors and succeeded in raising capital from that event.   More information about the services offered by Karen Rands through the Launch Funding Network and the National Network of Angel Investors can be found at http://karenrands.co Since the original time of this broadcast, Karen has gone on to write the definative guide for high net worth men and women that want to learn how to be an angel investor - the Best Seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. 
Mar 14, 2008
Wes Moss & Karen Rands Discuss Growing a Business and Attracting Capital
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Listen and find out what it takes to raise the money for early stage companies and why wealthy individuals invest in private companies! This is the first Episode of the original SPEC Talk Radio, and now part of the Legacy Episodes within the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show. SPEC is the Southeast Private Equity Conference that was held for the first time on April 29th, 2008. Karen's Guest for this first episode was SPEC Key Note speaker Wes Moss (www.wesmoss.com), now the syndicated host of TV & Radio shows on business and finance.  Karen Rands shares her insights about Connecting Companies with Capital and Capital with Companies----the seed for what was to become the Compassionate Capitalist Movement.  Karen is now the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   You can learn more about Karen and how she helps entrepreneurs succeed and investors create wealth by adding private equity to their investment portfolio at http://karenrands.co
Mar 07, 2008