Posts under Tag: Entrepreneurship
Is a Duck Face Worth $3 Billion?

By David Repka The Duck Face photo sharing site known as Snapchat recently turned down an offer of $3 billion from Facebook. As a hard working 40-something entrepreneur that has worked nearly every day of his life since he was a teenager cutting lawns and washing cars… how does that make any sense to anyone over the age of 24? Yes, […]

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Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules to Success

By David Repka I recently walked in to a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop to get lunch and saw a plaque on the wall with Legendary Billionaire Warren Buffet’s Ten Rules. I thought that they were so good that I wanted to share them: 1. Reinvest Your Profits. This makes sense not only in the stock market, but in a small […]

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Why Can’t We Create More Jobs in America? Too Much Dam Regulation!

The true story below shows our government in action and crystalizes why there has not been more job creation in our country… Yes, this story has been verified in Snopes. First read the letter from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – then read the awesome reply from the property owner. SUBJECT: DEQ File No.09-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lansing, […]

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An open letter from the founder of the small business that employs you…

To All My Valued Employees, There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is […]

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The ‘Little Red Hen’ Shall Define the 2012 Election

My wife, Tanya, and I were talking this weekend about the upcoming Republican National Convention happening this week in our hometown, The Tampa / St. Petersburg area, and who will win in November. Tanya’s opinion is that the outcome of the election will be determined by where voters stand on the parable of the ‘Little Red Hen’. What? I was […]

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Overnight Success at Contact Synchronicity, Twenty-One Years Later

By David Repka, C0-Founder MinneapolisDigiart Hi, my name is Dave and I’m a deal junkie. I’ve made a living connecting people, opportunities and capital since the mid 1980s. My primary assets are the relationships, contacts and connections I have nurtured over my 26+ year career. My contact management system has evolved over the years to handle this growing network: keeping […]

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Young Men with Unlimited Capital Seek Compelling Investment Opportunities

By David Repka In an earlier blog post I mentioned my relationship with a “socially conscious” investor looking to invest equity in companies (and commercial real estate projects) that can get Floridians back to work.  If that post was the view from 50,000 feet let me bring the view down to 10,000 feet so some additional details can be seen. We have been […]

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“We Are Wall Street”: The Top 1% Are Mad as Hell and Fighting Back!

Like a scene out of Atlas Shrugged… Wall Streeters recently struck back by dropping leaflets on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here’s what the leaflets said: “We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were […]

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A Different Take on the Richest 1%

My inbox has been bombed with e-mails from folks outraged by the wealth disparity between the richest 1% and the balance of America. A few bullet points: The Top 1 Percent of Americans Owns 40 Percent of the Nation’s Wealth The Top 1 Percent of Americans Take Home 24 Percent of National Income The Top 1 Percent Of Americans Own […]

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Can your business create 50+ jobs in Florida if you had access to capital?

What is the biggest limitation to growing your business? Is it access to capital? If it is…. I’m working with a socially conscious investor that will back startups, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations & growth plans for businesses that are creating jobs in Florida (sorry, not interested in any other states or countries at this point). We are looking to allocate capital to experienced […]

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