Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

In Praise Of Dirty Jobs

In Praise Of Dirty Jobs

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

If you have a fancy educational background, the tempting thing is to go into a glamorous field, full of smart people with equally good educations. Maybe investment banking, consulting, or a stint with a hedge fund? I tried all that. Because I’m a slow learner, I realized late that there’s got to be a better [&hellip

Rat Holes and Small Biz Crowd Funding

Rat Holes and Small Biz Crowd Funding

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

When I started my business twelve years ago I needed to raise what was for me a substantial amount of money. A good friend introduced me to his wealthy boss, who agreed to meet about my business pitch. He listened carefully, nodding sagely at the appropriate times. Mr. Rat Hole “Well Michael, it sounds plausible,” [&hellip

Funding Your Small Business - All The Terrible Ways

Funding Your Small Business – All The Terrible Ways

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

In a recent post  I mentioned that business owners may – among other benefits of entrepreneurship – achieve some tax savings. This week, inspired by my words, you’ve decided to hang a shingle. However, you need money. But where can you get money for a small business? Let me tell you all the great ways. Inherit [&hellip

Entrepreneurs: Pack Half the Luggage, Bring Twice The Money

Entrepreneurs: Pack Half the Luggage, Bring Twice The Money

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

A version of this post ran in the San Antonio Express News. In late high school and college I travelled to Mexico as often as I could. Some trips I went for ten days, later trips for a semester of school, then a whole summer. Finally, after graduating from college, I lived and studied in [&hellip

Entrepreneurship And Its Discontents

Entrepreneurship And Its Discontents

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance

Note: A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News Here’s one of my first principles: Everybody who works in the for-profit world should own or start a business. Now that I’ve said that, I’d like to spend most of the rest of this post describing all of the terrible things about [&hellip