Guest Posting and Driving New Readership

January 28, 2012

January traffic to Value Stock Guide has tripled, compared to the Dec traffic, which in itself was much higher than November. I also streamlined and tweaked quite a few things on the site and as a result, the traffic flow through the website works much better and the readers are finding more relevant content than […]

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How to Separate Business and Personal Finances

January 18, 2012

Entrepreneurs know it takes money to make money. Most embrace this concept begrudgingly. After all, money spent on advertising could be better spent on purchasing more inventory or visiting more clients. Still, it makes good business sense to advertise and schmooze clients when necessary. Often, this is where the line between personal and business finances […]

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Small Investors and Self Directed Investing

January 17, 2012

As the markets open today up significantly with data on China’s growth and Europe inflation rate dip, this is a great time to reflect what it means to be a small investor. 10 days ago my article on why small investors have an advantage over wall street appeared at Business Insider and the reaction has […]

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Tuning Off the Stock Market Noise

January 13, 2012

Sometimes, it is best to just turn the CNBC and Bloomberg off and stop reading the quotes. Or maybe I should rephrase this. It is always best to ignore the daily or hourly or by the minute barrage of data from the markets. This data does not mean anything. It is not information. I have […]

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Ringing in the New Year

December 31, 2011

I welcome the new year with tremendous optimism. The economy is improving, all the indicators are on the up. True, Europe issue still hangs in the air, but it will be resolved one way or the other. The good news is that the stock markets in the US are now taking their cue from the […]

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Discounted Stock Picks and Membership Limits at Value Stock Guide

December 15, 2011

Two quick announcements: Current 25% discount at the stock picks service at Value Stock Guide will expire at midnight Dec 15, 2011. After this the price will change back to the regular full price. Also, I have decided to not offer any more discounts in the future publicly. Only discounts that I may offer will […]

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Entrepreneurs, Risk and Flawed SBA Programs

December 10, 2011

In a recent piece in New York Times, Ian Mount poses a question whether it is morally and ethically defensible for small business owners and entrepreneurs to be forced to bet their houses to get financing for their business. Since I am one of the stories profiled in the article, it goes without saying that […]

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Featured in The New York Times

November 30, 2011

Must be karma! Ian sent me an email out of the blue about a story he was working on for NYT. Since my profile fit perfectly with the topic, we scheduled an interview about a month ago, and finally the story went live today. I was a bit surprised when I got Ian’s email, since […]

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Value Investing OR Growth Investing

November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Are you a value investor or a growth investor? Most investors do not worry about this question – they are busy following stock tips from friends and colleagues. Some sophisticated investors do start to form their own investment philosophy and they invariably bump into the following choices Fundamental Investing […]

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Local Listings for Arohan Inc and Value Stock Guide

November 1, 2011

I have ended October and starting November with a flurry of listings on various local search engines/business directories. Never paid too much attention to local SEO but I am slowly becoming a convert. I have listed in most of the reputable directories like Kudzu, MerchantCircle, InsiderPages, SuperPages and of course Google Local. I also have […]

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