The booming eCommerce industry has eased the hustling process of setting up a startup anywhere in the world; you don’t need to worry about which city is ideal for your business. Having said that, certain cities might still prove to be better places when you consider your business in the long run. [Read More]
Is Your Company’s Website Safe?
Building a website for your business or startup has never been simpler, and it’s also a very effective tool for getting recognized, especially if your company is young. That’s why it’s no surprise that many are rushing to design a website and get noticed. However, often website security is neglected, mainly a result of inexperience. Website hacks and breaches have been on the rise in 2021 and the primary target has been exactly these small websites that are often unsecured. [Read More]
How Will Climate Change Affect the Real Estate Market?
Climate change is starting to have a very noticeable impact across the globe. The rise in temperature and the increased chance of fire and floods have turned former dream real estate hotspots, such as the forests and mountains of California, into abandoned and unattractive venues. My name is Ofir Bar, and in the two decades that I have been investing in real estate, I have witnessed quite a few phenomena that have affected the real estate market, mainly for the short term. This one, however, seems to have implications for the long term as well. Let’s take a look at... [Read More]
How to Solve Disputes in New Startups and Businesses
Startups and new businesses often struggle with disputes. If not dealt with timely and effectively, the implications can range from accumulating losses to even a complete breakdown of the company. [Read More]
Poland, the Surprising New Startup Hub
When people think of prominent startup cities, they may think of the Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, or Sydney. While all of those are distinguished cities with fascinating stories, Poland is blazing a trail as the start-up hub of the future. [Read More]
These are Signs You Should Run Away from a Local Real Estate Market
The past year has been rife with pitfalls in investment, and that’s not limited to the real estate market. 2020 has seen the global economy tumble down to its lowest in recent history, and it wasn’t hard to see why investing in a local real estate market was not the best idea out there. Having said that, this current year is seeing a marked improvement. [Read More]
All Eyes on Egypt: Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate in the Land of the Pharaohs
To be honest, when people think of investing in real estate, Egypt is probably not the first place that comes to mind - or maybe not even one of the first 50 places. However, this African nation holds a lot of potential for real estate. Like many other developing nations, Egypt is seen by investors as a current ‘hot-spot’, but is it really one, or is it just a buzz and no more than that? [Read More]
Was 2020 a ‘Lost Year’ for Entrepreneurship?
There’s still much we don’t know about the effects of the ‘year of the pandemic’ on our lives and our futures. This statement is even more relevant financially speaking since the true aftermath of the global economic crisis is yet to be felt. Right now, governments around the world are still using existing and non-existing funds to help markets keep running - but what happens when that strategy runs out of time? [Read More]
Not Only COVID-19 - Here Are Some Other Factors, Set to Affect the Real Estate Market in 2021
There was a lot of optimism in the air on December 31st, 2020. For some reason, many people were very hopeful that the Coronavirus is going to disappear this year and, well, so far, that hasn’t happened. The pandemic is going to be a big part of our lives in 2021 as well, and to affect our reality in so many ways - especially financially. [Read More]
You Don’t Need Millions to Invest in Real Estate
A lot of people ask me whether they should invest in real estate or in the stock market. Naturally, some people think that real estate investments are reserved for those who can pull out their checkbook and jot down a 6-digit number on the spot. Maybe that’s how things used to be a few decades ago, but today an investment of this sort does not require a whole lot of initial capital. My name is Ofir Bar, and I’ve been investing in tech start-ups, and real estate for the past 25 years, globally. Naturally, I’ve gotten to see my fair... [Read More]