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The world of investments can be a daunting one to navigate; there are many different opportunities and terms that one could easily be overwhelmed by the myriad of options. That’s why we wanted to spend some time looking at one of the most exciting options in the investment world, one that has evolved out of the JOBS Act from 2012, which was an initiative created to bring the privileges that were once only available to the wealthy to the middle class in an attempt to close the widening gap between the middle and upper classes. This option is called Regulation A+.

Here’s the most exciting thing about Regulation A+: anyone can invest.

The days of Wall Street where only the wealthy can get a piece of the proverbial pie are over. It...

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As you may have heard, we had a very eventful summer that included acquiring assets in the hospitality business in Ghana. Investigroup is approaching these investments using an innovative new technology platform that has the potential to make these investments tremendously successful. Here are some of the highlights of why we decided to move into this lucrative market.

Global Tourism's Huge Growth Numbers

First, we want to share with you statistics on how healthy the tourism industry is, and why global hospitality investment is thriving. International tourism grew by 3.9 percent in 2016, with 1.3 million people traveling internationally for leisure. Tourism in Africa specifically increased by eight percent in 2016, which is a bigger leap than tourism to Europe, Asia, or the Pacific Islands. And the growth of tourism to Africa is moving faster than traditional hotel chains can keep up. The process of designing and opening a new traditional hotel can take five years. With tourism growing rapidly across African destinations, where will the new wave of tourists to Africa stay?

New Technology Rising To Fill the Need

What's happening is that new platforms like Airbnb are filling the void in hospitality in rapidly growing tourist regions like Accra, Ghana. Rather than booking a room at a hotel, many travelers are now seeking accommodations through sites like Airbnb, which allow them to find lodging owned by private owners and investors. Unlike a hotel, accommodations booked through Airbnb are often roomier, better equipped and less expensive than traditional hotels. All of this makes booking lodging through Airbnb extremely attractive to the new generation of travelers.

This is where Investigroup's new investment in Accra, Ghana comes in. Airbnb is simply a platform that manages the transactions between traveler and lodging owner. Therefore, all of the properties that travelers are renting through sites like Airbnb are owned by investors and homeowners, and these property owners reap the largest share of the booking price when travelers book their properties on Airbnb. Wouldn't you like to be the owner of a property that has constant demand and can be booked online by travelers from all over the world? This is why investing in Airbnb lodging in places like Accra, Ghana is a wonderful investment.

Investgroup's New Accra, Ghana Property

InvestiGroup is beginning our investment in Accra, Ghana with a property that you may view online on Airbnb. The property has three bedrooms, is WiFi equipped and is located with access to all of the most desirable tourist attractions in Accra. There are many reasons why tourists to the area will choose to stay here: from the additional space the home offers compared to a traditional hotel, to the privacy, to the travelers' ability to use the full house for meetings, meal preparation and relaxation.

Be Part of This Growth from the Beginning

Airbnb is changing the way that people travel, and Investigroup's expansion into this industry is a part of our own business strategy to grow our business while participating in local communities and giving back. If you are an accredited investor who would like to view our offering documents and learn more about how you can be a part of the Investigroup expansion, then please visit our funding portal, Castle Peak Finance.

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Over our years of experience, we’ve had the privilege of working with many different business owners all over the world. We also have the unique and exciting vantage point of originally being from another country, Ghana, and successfully built our business and constructed an amazing life in the United States. We know how important community and support systems are for the success of others. We also know that the more success is demonstrated - especially rooted in good values - the more the younger generations have to look up to and model.

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We recently had the privilege of appearing on Metro TV Ghana where we covered our vision for integrating tech and energy into the country, our vision for business owners world-wide and why we're driven by more than just the bottom line. Please take twenty minutes to watch the video and let us know what you think.

Uploaded by Raphael Yamoah on 2017-06-09.

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You’re good with numbers. You’ve been trading in securities for a while. You’ve had wins, you’ve had losses and they’ve all added up to a more skilled, well-rounded investor, person, entrepreneur, provider – basically it adds up to way more than just the numbers. Who you are contributes to your success and on Tim Ferris’ podcast, we hear evidence of this episode after episode.

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There is a story that Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and the first self-made female billionaire, has told several times that caught our attention. She said that at the end of the day, sitting around the dining room table, her father would ask her and her brother what they had failed at that day. The thinking behind this was that if they hadn’t failed at something, then they weren’t pushing their boundaries far enough and therefor missing out on opportunities to grow and progress in their lives.

It got us to thinking: we often see headlines on success, hear about the triumphs and are regaled with stories of what it’s like to bask in the glory of accomplishment but we don’t get to hear about what it takes to be “successful”. Building business, building a client base and building a successful investment portfolio requires discipline, curiosity, relentless pursuit of excellence and most of all, the tenacity to carry on during humbling moments being willing to learn from our mistakes.

In the spirit of progress and the pursuit of success, we thought we would share our top three favorite mistakes that we have made and now have grown from.

  1. Improperly-balanced portfolio. We’ve learned to adjust our portfolio from time-to-time to account for age, financial positions, risk factors, and other contingencies that vary from individual to individual. Hiring financial providers to assist with this task goes far in making sure that a portfolio is balanced and is accommodating all outstanding factors and reduce the risk of significant losses.
  2. Not enough diversity in a portfolio. The saying goes that you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket. If a portfolio is too dependent on a single sector or industry is at risk for major losses. Sectors can face challenges with growth; a particular company could face internal conflict; both of these scenarios mean that if a majority of a portfolio is dependent on either one of these, it’s difficult to be successful with investing.
  3. Lack of patience and discipline. Successful investing is a marathon, not a sprint. Stocks and securities are fluid and the news is designed to create fear and hysteria. Educating yourself, having a financial advisor that you trust and keeping the big picture in mind will help cultivate the psychological components necessary to investing success.

What are your favorite failures? And what are the lessons that you gained out of them? We would love to hear in the comments.

Also, if you would like to learn more about our current offering to Accredited Investors, please visit our funding portal and click on the Investigroup icon in the upper left-hand corner.

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Success leaves clues, which is why we at Investigroup are constantly looking for learning opportunities from those who have set the precedent in the business and investing industry before us. We are committed to excellence in how we perform our jobs in serving our clients (small to medium sized business owners, often family-owned) so that we increase the chances of positive outcomes with our investors.

Recently, some of our team members watched HBO’s documentary called “Becoming Warren Buffett”. Both a well-respected business man and a renowned investor, we thought it would be relevant to share our top takeaways from this wonderful documentary.

1. You get one body and one mind and you need to treat both of them well.

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