Monday, April 3, 2017

Billionaire Charles Koch Discusses Building and Running an Empire

We have been posting videos from successful entrepreneurs and business people that we think can help startups, micro cap companies and other entrepreneurs.  When trying to build a business, a successful business, an entrepreneur should find mentors.  In today's internet era many great mentors are online on videos giving interviews and speeches telling you exactly how they did it. 

Don't reinvent the wheel.  Seek these mentors out and listen.  In this video billionaire Charles Koch discusses building businesses.  Listen and watch....




-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurs, Stars & Celebrities talk "The Law Of Attraction"

This video is our continuation of our series on mentors.  For the most part, regardless of whether you are trying to build the next billion dollar business or whether you are trying to become an astronaut...someone has done it before.  An entrepreneur or business person should be seeking advice from people that have already been there and done that. 

One of the greatest topics rarely spoken about is the law of attraction.  Believing and seeing what you want before you have it is powerful.  Let some of the most successful people in the world explain.....




-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Steve Harvey Shows Entrepreneurs & Startups How To Make A Million Dollars

As we have mentioned here before, if you want to become successful, then follow what the successful people have done in the past.  I like to joke with my clients and ask them "Would you ask a carpenter for electrical advice?" 

Entrepreneurs, executives and startups should be looking for advice from people whom have done or accomplished what they are looking to do or accomplish.  In this video Steve Harvey give a simple but powerful explanation of how to make a million dollars.  You should be multiplying your efforts, not just your actual business model, let him explain.....




-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

What is an Accredited Investor?

As defined in Rule 501 under Regulation D, refers to the type of investor that is not required to receive detailed offering materials in a Regulation D offering.  Generally means an individual with $200,000 in recent and expected annual income (or $300,000 when combined with one's spouse) or $1 million in net worth, a broker dealer, bank or institution, any entity not formed for the purpose of the investment in question with at least $5 million in assets, or an entity all of whose equity owners are accredited.  

In 2016, the U.S. Congress modified the definition of an accredited investor to include registered brokers and investment advisors. Also, if a person can demonstrate sufficient education or job experience showing his professional knowledge of unregistered securities, he is also considered an accredited investor.

Hope this was helpful, feel free to comment below,

-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Why You're Title Doesn't Matter As Much As You Think...Or Does It?

A conversation with a client and the book "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz has made me ponder about the importance of titles.  Or how non-important titles could be. 

In the conversation with my client, she was debating with herself on what title to call herself.  She is the owner of a boutique consulting firm and has a big pitch in the coming week and decided to call herself an "Organizational Phycologist".  When she asked me what I thought about the title as compared to the title of "CEO" I gave her very straight forward advice:
When you are pitching a potential client, the client doesn't care what you call yourself.  More importantly, the client cares about how you make them feel and what you can do for them.  At times, it may be better to call yourself "chief problem solver" or "the person that helps you make more money".
In this context, where she is pitching other business owners on how to help them grow, truly what you call yourself is not as important as what message comes across.   If the person sitting across from you doesn't believe you can help them, they won't care what you call yourself.

In the book "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz, the author goes into examples of how titles are given in organizations and how they may effect the organization and it's output.  Even how it may effect the culture of the organization and the humans working therein.  He offers two ways to think about it.
  1. Titles are free and it is the cheapest way to attract talent to an organization, after all, you don't have to pay extra to call a particular person something or another.
  2. Titles should be held to represent the job function and the position in the organizational structure of the company. 
These two ways of thoughts are completely at odds with each other and the author goes on to state that sometimes one way is better than the other.  After all, at some point people need to know where they fit into the pyramid of the business. And sometimes, it doesn't matter as long as the work is getting done. 

When I worked for Merrill Lynch my supervisor was a Vice President.  Fresh out of college I tried to flatter her by saying "Wow, a Vice President!  I'm honored to be working for you!" to which she quickly quipped back "They give out titles like water here" followed by a chuckle.  Indeed she was right, over my next few weeks at the company it seemed as though there were 8 associates and 30 Vice Presidents at the office.  Although I knew who my supervisor was, I could imagine this being a hierarchy nightmare for those looking from the outside in.  But in a field where all that mattered was how many "accounts" you had, the title was not important.  The measure of progress or how well someone was doing was delineated by how much money each money manager had under management..not their title.  This is not the case in other companies where the jobs are strictly measured by title; such as in the military. 

In my career at multiple startups, titles where the only compensation were we actually had leverage.  In one startup where we could not afford to pay anyone; everyone was President of this or that.  Now this may seem confusing when it came time for decision making but in a startup the decision making process was so democratic and flat that it didn't matter if there was a hierarchy of title. 

So do titles really matter?  Yes they do!  Depending on the organization depends to what degree they actually matter.  Have an opinion, story or comment?  Please continue the conversation below in the comment section. 

Hope this was enlightening. 

-Nick
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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

In this video, we hear from Ray Dalio. Mr. Dalio is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds.  As we have mentioned time and time again, we like to learn investing and business from the best and brightest minds.  Here is his take on how the economic machine works:



-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here.