By Catherine Austin Fitts
This Thursday evening on the The Solari Report (6pm PT/9pm ET) I will be speaking with Peter Ireland, proprietor of antiventurecapital.com. and author of The Smart Startup Guide: Creative Financing for Savvy Entrepreneurs Who Need to Launch Their Startups Now Without Venture or Angel Capital and Closing Investors Like a Deal-maker: Your Best Strategy for Successfully Raising Money from Private Investors.
Peter’s Smart Startup Guide is the single best book I have found to teach young or new entrepreneurs how starting and financing a business really works. If capital is a tool that the financial centers use to control, then learning how to build our economy by starting and financing new businesses is part of living free and achieving financial independence.
As economic change accelerates, entrepreneurial skills that can be used in all areas of our lives are invaluable. Peter and I will review how to create a sound business model and bootstrap a new business with as little capital as possible. We will discuss the pitfalls of raising capital and the goals and needs of private investors, including venture capitalists, angel investors and family and friends. Some of my favorite links on entrepreneurship and angel investing are posted in subscribers link section.
I will start with Money & Markets and answer your questions in Ask Catherine. Charts on the US dollar index will be posted in the subscriber section by Thursday.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will be reviewing Startup.com, a 2001 documentary that chronicles the dot-com start-up phenomenon. The film follows e-commerce website govWorks and its founders from 1999-2000 as struggle in a sea of economic warfare – from the pump and dump of the internet stocks to a burglary of their offices.
(21 Oct 11)
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