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Michael Carter

Michael Carter

Guest Writer / Founder and CEO of BizEquity
Michael M. Carter is the founder and CEO of BizEquity and the inventor of the market-leading online valuation service that is helping the small business economy and the financial institutions that serve them. Carter has been called one of the top 100 Financial Technology leaders globally by Hot Topics Media in London, and BizEquity was recently recognized as one of the top 360 companies in the United States by Entrepreneur Media for two years in a row. Prior to founding BizEquity, Carter was managing director of The Musser Group where he worked with legendary investor Warren V. ‘Pete’ Musser to invest in small businesses. Carter was one of the youngest executive officers ever of a billion-dollar public traded Internet Professional Services Company; founded the first dashboard software company called Dashboard Systems; and was one of the first to invent the ‘virtual data warehousing’ technology used in most Big Data applications today. He began his career at Cambridge Technology Partners in management consulting.

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Big Data

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Retirement

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Wealth Management

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Loans

How Big Data's Use in Commercial Lending Can Level the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs

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Insurance

Why Life Insurance Is Vital for Entrepreneurs

Without proper life insurance protection, the sudden death or disability of a founder could derail a company, resulting in layoffs, bankruptcy and possibly the collapse of the business itself.
Business Valuation

Why Not Knowing Your Business's Worth Could Cost You Millions

Big data makes it easier for small businesses to get accurate valuations.