Darien Dash is a firm believer that America is known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Around 600,000 businesses are started in the country every year, although 30% of new businesses fail within their first year of operations, per the Small Business Administration (SBA). This tail becomes longer as time goes on, with 50% closing within five years and 66% within a decade.

The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world has led to millions of small business closures, and jobs lost, throughout the United States. But in the midst of this devastation, there are also people using this time to hit…


The arrival of COVID-19 in Europe and its spread throughout the world has made traditional investing very difficult. The usual methods of forecasting and modeling just don’t work when you don’t know if businesses are going to be able to operate, if consumers are going to feel safe visiting stores and comfortable spending money, and if supply chains are going to be dependable. As of October 29, the FTSE 100 had fallen 27 percent and the number of COVID-19 cases around the UK and other parts of Europe has rebounded.

The good news is that as an individual investor, you…


You hear a lot of talk about the importance of investing, but there are some caveats that should be considered. For one thing, investing carries a lot of risks. If you don’t do it properly, you could end up losing a lot of money that you aren’t able to recover. But that shouldn’t scare you away. You just need to learn some basics and discover how to invest properly. There will still be a risk, but you can’t completely eliminate that. You can, though, lower that risk as much as possible so you have the highest chance of being successful…


ETFs are a great way to invest in growth stocks, but they are not for everyone. This article will tell you about the advantages, disadvantages, and often overlooked facts about ETFs you need to know for profitable investing.

What Is an ETF, anyway?

ETF is an acronym for exchange-traded funds. Owning a share in an ETF represents ownership in a group of stocks. You can buy and sell shares in ETFs the same way you can buy and sell shares of stock in individual companies. The difference is that your shares in an ETF represent your fractional ownership of a basket of stocks.

The value…


Cryptocurrency has always had a somewhat ambivalent reception across the globe, but no one can deny that it’s had staying power. Even as it rises and falls, it never goes away. In fact, if you’ve followed it at all, you’ll see that the interest is actually growing and not just in the US. Part of the reason for crypto’s popularity is because of its proposed utility. While wide-scale adoption has by no means been reached, the promises of it are undeniable.

So what does that mean now that we’re all living through the coronavirus? As businesses shut down and financial…


Cryptocurrency mining is one of the most lucrative new businesses where many people are investing their resources. A cryptocurrency is a form of digital asset that will allow you to trade for profit, or buy goods and services.

What you need to know about cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a currency like any other that is used to purchase goods and services. The only difference that it has from other currencies is that it is digital. The use of cryptography makes cryptocurrency transactions one of the safest online deals. Regardless of the cryptocurrencies being a medium of buying goods and services, most…


As an adult we dedicate a majority of our lives to our professions — for many, our careers provide us direction and meaning. With all of the hard work that we have put forth in becoming an expert in our identified fields, we want the opportunity to share our expertise with others and help companies grow. With this idea, more and more individuals are joining advisory boards around the globe.

An advisory board is a group of individuals that provide non-binding strategic advice to the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation. …


Movement Advisors Managing Partner Darien Dash

In the United States alone, around 600,000 new businesses are started by entrepreneurs each year. Few of them, however, succeed; according to the Small Business Association, 30% of new businesses fail within their first two years of opening — 50% fail during the first five years, and 66% fail during the first ten. Many of these businesses fail because they lack financial support or operational understandings; in essence, they lack an understanding of where they stand in their growth stages, so they end up misguided in their efforts, focusing on the wrong aspects of the company at the wrong time…


An oldie but a goodie, some interesting info that I think still applies to technology and investing in 2020

Darien Dash Brings Internet Technology to Urban America

Aired September 23, 2000–3:30 p.m. ET

JAN HOPKINS, HOST (voice-over): Racks of Levis, used air conditioners and faux designer clothes — marketers think they can sell anything on America’s inner-city streets. Darien Dash saw one important thing that was missing: technology. His answer: DME Interactive, a New York-based company that provides Web site design, e-commerce, content and Web access. His goal: to profit by bringing Internet technology to urban America.

DARIEN DASH, DME INTERACTIVE HOLDINGS: I know the realities, the economic…


Startups have begun popping up all over the country. It seems that a lot of people think they’re easy to run, but as someone who’s successfully overcome the challenges and faced the obstacles associated with such a task, I can tell you it’s seldom easy. Fortunately, there are some things you can learn from my own experience, so here are eight things I’ve learned about running a successful startup:

1. You have to be solving a real problem

Creativity and ingenuity are great, but if your startup isn’t actually serving a market, your efforts will fall flat pretty quickly. To truly become a startup that’s listed in the success…

Darien Dash

Founder of DME Interactive Holdings. Managing Director of The Movement Management Advisors | New York City, NY https://www.instagram.com/entrepreneurdariendash/

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