On the show, we discussed what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and whether or not this is a good time to launch an entrepreneurial venture. We also discussed the status of the present day real estate market, as well as the trends on where the real estate market is going over the next several years. Finally, we discussed how the banking community and the regulatory environment are impacting small business.
Dave Spetrino lives in Wilmington NC. He has more than eighteen years of experience in the construction, real estate, and development industries. Plantation Building Corp, a multi-million dollar corporation, focuses on commercial and residential construction and development.
Dr. Reed is the Julian Price Scholar in Finance and Associate Professor of Finance at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Reed researches short selling, equity lending, capital markets and mutual funds. He teaches the core finance class in the MBA Program.
His research has been published in the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics, and it has been cited in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
On the show, we discussed Dr. Reed’s specialty area of research, what it is like teaching tomorrow’s leaders, the power and the future of the MBA, the status of entrepreneurship, the impacts of today’s regulatory environment, and of course, coming market trends.
Dr. Reed promised to return to the show and keep us updated on future trends in the market place…
SIVAD was pleased to welcome entrepreneur Brett Furniss to SIVAD Radio!
Brett is the founder and CEO of BDF Realty and Rent To Sell Realty. Formerly working in the telecommunications industry, Brett has since founded these two companies, and is in the process of launching a new venture, which we will learn about on a future episode of SIVAD Radio!
On this episode, Brett shares some thoughts on how he transitioned from a corporate life to that of an entrepreneur, about how to conduct virtual business, how to launch a new entrepreneurial venture, and shares his thoughts on the trends of future entrepreneurial business growth.
In addition, Brett shares some thoughts on the real estate market, how to survive in that competitive market, and future trends in real estate. Brett currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
Charles Davis, SIVAD’s CFO and a partner in The Meadowmont Group, a private equity firm, begins a series of conversations around equity raises – what to do, how to prepare, how to recruit and how to communicate with potential investors.
In this initial episode, Charles discussed the initial thoughts one should consider when starting an equity raise. In this audio presentation, Charles suggests that you fully understand how much capital you need to raise, as traditionally, we underestimate our capital needs.
Charles discusses the difference between debt raises and equity raises — angel investers vs. venture capital — and reminds us that many world renowned organizations, such as Facebook, once began as small, one-man business ventures…
Charles Davis is currently CFO for Sivad Business Solutions LLC, a regional document management and process automation company that specializes in the government, education, healthcare and small business sectors. Additionally, he is managing partner in The Meadowmont Group, a private equity fund specializing in healthcare and technology investments. Charles has a MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
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Suzanne Leveille from OpenNotes: Improving the communication between doctor and patient!
A pleasure to welcome Suzanne Leveille to the program today. Suzanne is a professor of nursing at The University of Massachusetts-Boston, and the research director for OpenNotes. OpenNotes is an initiative that invites patients to review their visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians. As a patient, you have the right to [...] (read more)
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