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Season 1

Sept. 28, 2020

Ep. 11 Charities and Business

What charities got me excited to invest in

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Sept. 21, 2019

Preface and Why I Wrote Parables for Entrepreneurs

Expounding my philosophies of making companies attractive for outside capital

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Sept. 20, 2019

Ch. 01 Introduction: Small is Beautiful

Why owner/managers have a healthy conflict.

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Sept. 19, 2019

Ch. 02 The Philosophy of Small Business Investing

Craps table investing and Wall Street investing.

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Sept. 18, 2019

Ch. 03 The Parable of the Talents

The importance of using capital wisely.

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Sept. 17, 2019

Ch. 04 Purpose of Parables

The mystery to those who believe.

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Sept. 16, 2019

Ch. 05 The Parking Lot Theory

Keeping your capital needs within the "impulse" range and "comfort zone" of investors.

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Sept. 15, 2019

Ch. 06 The Ray Kroc Curve

Earn your capital or seek it outside?

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Sept. 14, 2019

Ch. 07 The Stagecoach Race

How to pick the winning team of "horses."

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Sept. 13, 2019

Ch. 08 The Spreadsheet Philosophy

The importance of setting realistic capital targets before making profit projections.

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Sept. 12, 2019

Ch. 09 Know Where the Stumps Are

Attracting investors means demonstrating experience in managing your venture.

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Sept. 11, 2019

Ch. 10 The 3 db Effect

The 100% ownership myth.

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Sept. 10, 2019

Ch. 11 The Zero Capital Budget

How to get capital by proving you don't need it.

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Sept. 9, 2019

Ch. 12 Aunt Suzy... Bless Her Heart

Why the most likely initial investors are those who know you or your product.

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Sept. 8, 2019

Ch. 13 Only the Pope Could Finance the Sistine Chapel

Projects without cash flow can lead to financial disaster.

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Sept. 7, 2019

Ch. 14 Valuing the Back Forty

Why realistic valuations are best for growth.

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Sept. 6, 2019

Ch. 15 Marry Your Best Friend

The importance of getting to know your investment advisors.

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Sept. 5, 2019

Ch. 16 Halitosis Is Better Than No Breath At All

The responsibilities of receiving capital.

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Sept. 4, 2019

Ch. 17 KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Avoiding overly complex capitalization.

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Sept. 3, 2019

Ch. 18 Members of the Bored?

The major purposes of small company directors.

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Sept. 2, 2019

Ch. 19 Shake the Dust From Your Feet

Market with confidence in your product or service.

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Sept. 1, 2019

Ch. 20 Mainstream Investors

How they differ from startup investors.

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Aug. 31, 2019

Ch. 21 Don't Bother Me With Cash Flow

Why cash flow must be left to managers rather than become a cause for fundraising.

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Aug. 30, 2019

Ch. 22 Don't Max Out

Be on a roll. Don't ever use your last dollars.

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Aug. 29, 2019

Ch. 23 The Second Time Around

Need additional capital?

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Aug. 28, 2019

Ch. 24 Adolescence

How companies evolve from childhood to maturity.

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Aug. 27, 2019

Ch. 25 Wall Out of Plumb

Management problems can lead to bad foundations.

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Aug. 26, 2019

Ch. 26 Loosen the Reins, Let's Grow

You must build an experienced management team.

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Aug. 25, 2019

Ch.27 Let's Fight

Disagreements among management do happen.

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Aug. 24, 2019

Ch. 28 No Pain, No Gain!

Entrepreneurship requires dedication and certain sacrifices.

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Aug. 23, 2019

Ch. 29 From Obscure to Distinguished

Promotion can enhance growth.

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Aug. 22, 2019

Ch. 30 Going Public. Why?? When?? How??

Three major schools of thought about IPO's.

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Aug. 21, 2019

Ch. 31 The Testing Never Ends

Talents, Riches, and Opportunities Bring Responsibilities.

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