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Entrepreneurship

The importance of work/life balance for success – Daniel Hansen on why it pays in every way to take time out and get the balance right

When working for yourself and building and growing your own business is a passion – as it has been for me, all my life –balancing work and life isn’t always easy. It certainly hasn’t always been for me over the years – and I’ve learned some tough lessons about making sure that I get it right. Of course, one of the best things about being an entrepreneur who has his…

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Entrepreneurship

The success of ICOs and what’s to come – Daniel Hansen on what we can expect next

Remember Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)? Filecoin’s ICO raised over $257 million last year. Ethereum, who had their initial coin offering way back in 2014, sold 11.9 million ether tokens and raising an eye-watering $16 million. And the ICO for Block.one’s EOS platform raised over $185 million. One narrative goes that ICOs were the Next Big Thing for a long time, offering huge returns on investment and an innovative new way…

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OMNIA Global

Why the people behind the numbers are more important

Daniel Hansen discusses the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit behind the companies OMNIA invests in. I really do believe that doing business successfully comes down to one thing – and I’m not talking about money. It’s all about people, how they lead and the relationships they build. Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that the driving force behind any successful business is the people in it, rather than…

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OMNIA Global

Go your own way – why OMNIA Private Equity is the right partner for entrepreneurs

‘Synergy’ is a tired word. Today, it’s sorely over-used in business, and has become almost meaningless in many of the contexts in which it is used. Which is a shame, because at heart, it actually perfectly describes a truth that I believe is one of the most important aspects of doing business – that sometimes, by working together, we can be a lot more than just the sum of our…

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daniel hansen Luxury asset lending
Entrepreneurship

The rise of luxury asset lending – why and how customers are using money to close property deals, make quick investments or pay tax

In every aspect of my business over the years I’ve tried to bring a fresh eye to old problems – to come up with creative solutions to those age-old issues that every business faces, and to offer something truly different. So, I’ve been particularly interested recently in an inventive new solution to one of the oldest challenges that there is out there – the need for quickly accessible funds. A…

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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

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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