Daniel Hansen Asset Backed loan
Entrepreneurship

Everything you should know about asset-backed lending

In recent years, I’ve often been asked about the relatively new phenomenon of asset-backed lending. This kind of financing has become increasingly popular in recent years – largely because since the financial crisis it has become more and more difficult for many small and medium-sized companies to access the extra funds they need in the form of unsecured loans. So, I thought it might be valuable to share a few…

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Daniel Hansen VR entertainment
Daniel Hansen

How AI, VR and AR are creating the entertainment industry of tomorrow

Here’s a prediction for you: good stories will never stop being important. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, as it becomes more and more clear that the entertainment industry is going through yet another period of dramatic change. The new medium The transformation this time – driven, as always it seems in our modern world, by radically new technology – is from creating experiences that are simply watched,…

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Entrepreneurship

Deal making 101 – for entrepreneurs.

The recent political impasse in Washington, that saw the entire US government shut down after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to keep everything running, reminded me again of just how fundamentally important deal making is – not just in politics, but of course in business too. Throughout my career as an entrepreneur, I’ve struck deals – some large, some small, some that I’ve been pleased…

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daniel hansen investing
Entrepreneurship

Smart financial moves to make in 2018 for high net worth individuals

The markets finished 2017 in good spirits, with a positive outlook for the US economy in particular, but there is still plenty of uncertainty out there – not least in geopolitical terms. It’s clear that some of the most high profile political issues – for example around tax and immigration – could have a  big impact on the market, especially for a tech industry in the US that is heavily…

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daniel hansen OMNIA investing
Entrepreneurship

How to think lean

I’ve always moved fast. It’s the way I like to do business too – I’m always interested in being actively engaged, whether it’s with other people, or new areas of opportunity. I’m outward-looking in my approach – I like to look at a potential opportunity with a specific goal in mind, and quickly assess my next move. It’s the way I’ve always been, and it’s an approach that has served…

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Daniel Hansen thinking investor
Entrepreneurship

Inside the mind of the modern investor

In many ways, when I look at the modern investing landscape, I sometimes think that things are more straightforward than ever before: the age-old investment basics of buying low and selling high remain, but the number of options for making this happen are hugely increased. However, I can completely understand why modern investors still make mistakes, choose the wrong opportunities or take on too much risk, even given the amount…

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daniel hansen OMNIA finance
Entrepreneurship

Alternative financing and routes to prosperity

As business people, we’ve all been there. I know I certainly have – as an entrepreneur who has built many successful businesses over the years, I know that sometimes a little extra financial support can make a huge amount of difference. It’s the push that can take your venture from a small to medium-sized one, to a big one – or from a moderately performing one to a business that’s…

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Daniel Hansen Creative
Daniel Hansen

5 habits of highly creative minds

I’m often asked about creativity, and my approach to nurturing it in the organisation I run. I guess it’s largely down to the approach that OMNIA takes as a business – in any given situation, we are constantly looking at how we can contribute to it creatively. When we speak to someone who wants to work with us, or who needs our help to solve a particular problem, our approach…

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