Volume 16, Issue 1

Evolving regulations add to appeal of exempt market investments

Evolving regulations add to appeal of exempt market investments

Have you ever considered investing in real estate or friend’s company as a way to diversify your portfolio? As a way to lower the volatility of the public markets or to achieve potentially higher returns? Have you ever been afraid of investing because you felt it was too risky? Investments such as real estate and funding private companies are considered private placements and can be found in the Exempt Market. The “too risky” sentiment is one commonly heard in the Exempt Market. I’m... Keep Reading

ROI Corporation, Brokerage maximizes value for baby-boomer business owners

Business Edge News Magazine

Timothy A. Brown was an impressionable teenager when he started working with his father Roy in appraising the value of dental practices.

His immediate impression was that the dentists were selling themselves and their businesses short. Really short.

“I could see right away that these dentists were sitting on extremely valuable assets, and they seemed to have no idea,” says Brown, president, CEO and broker of record at ROI Corp. “Dentists used to just... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Traditional diversification doesn’t work well ... anymore!

The five- to 10-year time period just before and just after you retire is called the retirement risk zone. Any significant declines during that period can have a major impact on the future sustainability of your retirement income.

Everybody talks diversification to lower portfolio risk by spreading investments over multiple, unrelated assets to reduce the likelihood of a sudden fatal outcome. Unfortunately, diversification into only traditional stock and bond investments is failing because... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Mining Association of Canada standards being followed internationally

For most people, a mine is the last thing you would think of as being environmentally friendly. Ask environmentalists and they will happily tell you that mines are second only to pipelines as potential environmental disasters.

Enter the Mining Association of Canada – and Argentina.

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has developed a set of mining standards that other countries are noticing – and are adopting. Towards Sustainable Management (TSM), launched in 2004, is a program that... Keep Reading

76% of people who search on their smartphones for something nearby visit a business within a day

28% of those searches for something nearby result in a purchase.

Google/Purchased Digital Diary: How Consumers Solve Their Needs in the Moment, May 2016. Smartphone users = 1000, local searchers = 634, purchases = 1,140

If you own a small or medium business and have given up on the idea of having a digital marketing campaign that consistently drives foot traffic to your place of... Keep Reading

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