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Results, Ch-Ch-Changes, and Message of Gratitude from Karen Rands

The Compassionate Capitalist Show will be getting a new podcast broadcast home and that has and will cause disruption in the deliverly of the weekly show. This move is coupled with the roll out of new educational and services offerings and a new look for the Kugarand Capital Holdings and Karen Rands' website. Recent recap…
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Making Bank with Conscious Capitalism with Guest David Valentine

Using Conscious Capitalism philosophy and unconventional marketing approaches, David Valentine, CEO & Founder of Avadel Agency, was able to rapidly grow his 7 businesses by investing money into his people. David's businesses  have generated over a billion dollars collectively for over 1000 clients, including major brands and fortune 100 companies, and positioned him to be…
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Venture Garage: Investing and Growing Startups $0 to $100M in India and Beyond

India, long time source for Tech and Human Resources for American Business, is coming on strong with bringing innovation to the world with home grown startups. A key contributor to that is India's Venture Garage, imagineered by Vivek Kumar, who has cultivated a syndicated network of over 2000 investors and actively working with nearly 90…
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Angel Investor Pros Share How They Diversify Their Portfolio to Increase ROI

Experienced Angels know how to mitigate their risk through diversification.  This episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Show features Karen Rands shares her experience and perspective on diversifying an angel investment portfolio to increase the odds of winning the wealth creation game.  Karen attended the Angel Investor Diversification Strategy Panel at the 2022 TiE-Con - TiE Atlanta's…
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3 Legs, 3 Cs & Why the Entrepreneur is the Hope of the World, with Paul Neal

Debt for a business can be a saving grace for a growing business or a nail in their coffin if they don't understands the 3 Legs of .Lending.  Paul Neal joins Karen Rands on The Compassionate Capitalist Show to explain how to make debt work for a company's growth strategy.  Paul also shares his incites…
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What is Bigger than a Unicorn? Unlocking the $Trillion Solar Opportunity

Bill Nussey joins Karen Rands on The Compassionate Capitalist Show to talk about the $Trillion 'startup' opportunity that no one is talking about - that is, other than a small group of innovators that see the potential of applying the best practices of innovation advancement that advanced the stabiliyt, power, and miniturization of cell phone…
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Why Gold Is Good for Your Investment Portfolio & How to Get Started Investing

To Invest in Gold Or Not to Invest in Gold? If YES, then how? Karen Rands is joined by Patrick Yip of APMEX and ONEGOLD to share why it may make sense to invest in Gold as an asset class comparable to stocks and bonds. There is renewed interest in Gold as an investment asset…
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How to get started as a Crowd Funding Investor with Karen Rands

Millennials ask - How to I get Started with Investing in Companies that are Crowd Funding their opportunities.  Karen answers.  Billions of dollars are being invested in companies raising capital directly from the public in legal equity based 'crowdfunding' methods -- Still far under the total capital raised from angels and VCs... but by the…
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Growing Your Business & Market – From a Latinx Perspective With Gabriela Pulido

According to the SBA, the number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34% in the last 10 years. Making Latinx the fastest-growing segment of U.S. small businesses, with an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. The growth of Hispanic consumers in the last decade in the US is unprecedented.  Businesses are waking up…
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For Angel Investors: Getting to YES (or no) and Key Aspects to Consider

Karen Rands shares her insights and experience gained helping hundreds of investors identify the strengths and weaknesses of angel investment opportunities. So much of what is presented to investors at pitch events is all about the sizzle... the potential of an opportunity, the market size, the validated customer need, the competition, but what about the…
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Investing in FinTech with an Impact, With Eric Hazard of Vested Ventures

Karen Rands is joined by Eric Hazard of Vested Ventures to discuss what “financial literacy” really means and why "fintech" is uniquely qualified to help provide it -- and how Compassionate Capitalists, angel investors, can make money while investing in companies that are solving social and economic inequality.  The lack of financial literacy has created a…
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The Road To Success Requires Tenacity, Perseverance & Video! With Brandon Adams

Brandon T. Adams joins Karen Rands on The Compassionate Capitalist Show to discuss the meaning of success, overcoming setbacks, and the power of possibility when you use video to share your story and connect with your target audience. This episode is geared toward entrepreneurs and the mindset they need to persevere to reach the culmination of…
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Real Estate Investing Strategies & Trends with Heather Dreves

Getting started investing in entrepreneurs is very similar to investing in real estate. Karen & Heather delve into the innovative ways real estate investors can use different types of funds to get started in investing with a predictable return, and without all the hassles of searching for good real estate investments and managing those assets…
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Tips for Entrepreneurs to Stand In the Heat of Economic Uncertainty

Part of the Legacy Series of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Podcast, Karen Rands revisits her entertaining interview with Glenn Carver on its 10 year anniversary to revisit entrepreneur stories of how they over came adversity.   With economic uncertainty facing consumers and business owners alike, it is reassuring to hear the stories of how entrepreneurs have faced…
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Inside Secrets to Successful Angel Investing in Medical Innovation

Yaniv Sneor, co-founder of the Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA), a life science angel investor group, joins Karen Rands on The Compassionate Capitalist Show to discuss the purpose and process of the investor network. The life cycle and milestones used to measure progress and assess risk of Life Sciences companies as an early stage, pre-revenue…
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Angel Investing in BioMed & Life Science Startups with Tico Blumenthol

Investing in Tech Startups is not like investing in Med Tech or Bio Med or Life Sciences.  Listen to hear the best practices for investing in innovation that can change the way we live and thrive.  Karen Rands interviews Tico Blumenthal, Life Science Angels, to share with her Compassionate Capitalist Podcast audience the journey from innovation…
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Status of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and How You Play A Role

Angel Investing is at the heart of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and it is still the best kept secret for wealth creation.  Karen shares here aha moments - the stories that made her realize the need to write and share the Inside Secrets to Angel Investing in her book and to continue to amplify that…
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831B Plan – Could be the Secret to Saving You Business in Hard Times

There are many aspects of a business's ability to thrive that are predictable.   Just as in life, businesses can be negatively impacted by things that can't be predicted and even preventive.    There are legal documents like Buy-Sell Agreements, and insurance products like Key Man Insurance, and technology protocols like continuity and redundancy services. The…
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831B Plan – Could be the Secret to Saving Your Business in Hard Times

There are many aspects of a business's ability to thrive that are predictable.   Just as in life, businesses can be negatively impacted by things that can't be predicted and even preventive.    There are legal documents like Buy-Sell Agreements, and insurance products like Key Man Insurance, and technology protocols like continuity and redundancy services. The…
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How to Increase Employee Productivity and Make More Money with Brandon Miller

When business owners focus on the strengths of their employees, rather than their shortcomings, they will understand how to boost performance and profit.  'No one wakes up and says I want to be an average employee today (sic)', Brandon Miller during the show.  When you  empower employees to  become peak performers, everyone wins, including the…