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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.
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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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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!

    Impact Investing and Compassionate Capitalism - Educating a new Generation

    Impact Investing and Compassionate Capitalism - Educating a new Generation

    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.

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    Create Wealth, Invest Local, Grow Your Local Economy, with David Barnett

    Create Wealth, Invest Local, Grow Your Local Economy, with David Barnett

    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

    • 41 min
    How an Ultra High Net Worth Family Office Manager Diversifies Investments

    How an Ultra High Net Worth Family Office Manager Diversifies Investments

    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 

    • 46 min
    Using a Self Directed Retirement Account to Invest in Private Company Stocks

    Using a Self Directed Retirement Account to Invest in Private Company Stocks

    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.

    • 39 min
    Inside Secrets to not do Stupid Stuff when Buying or Selling a Business

    Inside Secrets to not do Stupid Stuff when Buying or Selling a Business

    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

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    The Inside Secrets to Getting Venture Capital with Teresa Esser

    The Inside Secrets to Getting Venture Capital with Teresa Esser

    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.

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