John’s Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative (2017) – Needs Updating

John’s Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative (2017). “The overall picture of Baltimore‚Äôs financing system leads to a view that it needs to grow and modernize to meet the needs of small companies in the city. The system is both fragmented and underdeveloped to provide the full continuum of capital for small business growth. It is […]

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What I’ve Learned – About Raising Capital

Having navigated through the funding ecosystem in Maryland, here are some challenges I faced. I. If you approach an investor and they don’t know you, you likely won’t get far. You are more likely to get to that investor if someone they know referred you. Hence, if you are going to a round-table meeting expected […]

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Currency Flux

All the printing of money that has been going on over the past nine months might make you wonder about the overall economy and the value of our money. It is relative. This is a global pandemic so other countries are likely doing the same, with the exception of China – assuming they aren’t covering […]

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Finding Investment Capital

I started my business in 2001. At the time, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it. I left a company that had just dissolved and I wasn’t finding an equal opportunity anywhere. Nobody was beating the door down for a telecommunications sales person at the time and I was trying to figure […]

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Principles of Human Progress

Empower people from the bottom up. The people who are closest to the problem and allow them to embrace the problem and work on a solution empowered by their passion to find a solution to their own problem and help others. https://fb.watch/2bL_pIFTBf/ In this video they discuss social capital coupled with financial capital, standing behind […]

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Intellectual Property Management

I started my business in 2001, after leaving a large corporation serving in multiple roles including sales, marketing and management. My first task when going on my own was what to call myself. Just Gary? Hmm. Coming from a decade of representing brands for the companies paying my paycheck, I now needed to create my […]

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