A Los Angeles, California native, Bill Asher is a graduate of both the University of Southern California and Dartmouth College and holds an MBA and a BA in political science. Bill Asher is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur and owned several restaurants in his career and is interested in investing in commercial real estate.
Commercial real estate is an investment opportunity that most investors search for as an alternative to stocks or bonds as it can provide higher returns than them. It can provide consistent cash flow and current income and the regular income is higher than what the stocks and bonds provide through dividends. The commercial real estate market is also more stable and brings with it tax benefits. One tax benefit that is available for this type of investment is depreciation.
Since real estate is a physical asset, its condition decreases over time which can enable an investor to receive some capital each year due to its degradation. This can help an investor save a lot of money, and have the taxable income reduced.
A California resident, Bill Asher is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Dartmouth College and owned several companies in his career. Bill Asher is experienced in commercial real estate investments and is interested in investing in virtual reality.
Virtual reality has been adopted by most industries throughout the world, one of which is the automotive industry. Virtual reality can be used in the automotive industry in the manufacturing process, with companies such as BMW and Jaguar already using VR to create and review car designs and engineering pieces.
VR enables companies in the automotive industry to avoid wasting time on prototype cars and extra parts to detect flaws in a design and build the car better. It can help them cut some costs and have some money.
VR is also expanding to the healthcare sector, with healthcare professionals using VR to prepare themselves for procedures and operations on patients. It is also used to treat people with mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Based in Los Angeles, Bill Asher is an accomplished entrepreneur who has started more than 25 companies in multiple industries. An MBA graduate from the University of Southern California, Bill Asher attributes his success in entrepreneurship to finding the right partners in each business he ventures into.
To write his book The Founder’s Dilemma, Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman studied almost 10,000 founders, and concluded that 65 percent of startups fail because of conflicts between the partners. From this study it is clear if you want your business to succeed, you must work with the right co-founders. But how do you choose the best person to go into business with?
Business experts say anyone you partner with should be financially stable for two reasons. One, if the person cannot properly manage their money, they may not have the discipline to respect a partnership and they could bring their poor financial management skills into the business. Two, a partner who is financially unstable could be tempted to steal from the business to sort out their money issues. It is important to also partner with someone who has financial resources, business networks, a client list, etc., as these things will help in the long-term success of the business.
People you want to avoid partnering with are those with personal baggage, credibility issues, or someone you don’t trust. For example, a partner with a lot of personal issues may spend a lot of time dealing with them, leaving you to handle every aspect of the business.
A longtime entrepreneur, Bill Asher has experience in numerous niches, including the adult entertainment industry. Most notably, Bill Asher worked for Playboy Entertainment Group in 1994, where he pushed the status quo on hardcore adult content over that of the usual softer core adult content then available on television. At that time, the company faced the dilemma of whether to continue to provide softcore adult content exclusively or to expand its offerings to include hardcore content.
Showing audience members hardcore adult content can present many unique questions: is there a market for it? (The answer is a resounding yes.) Is it acceptable or morally right to present hardcore content rather than softer adult coverage? (This depends on who is asked.) But one truth remains: having a variety of options in the industry provides an opportunity to better gauge what society deems too graphic or inappropriate.
This question was answered in part with the launch of the first hardcore channel, the Hot Network. The channel was owned by Califa Entertainment, which went on to launch a number of other hardcore channels. After signing a deal with Califa, DirecTV, AT&T, Time Warner, and other television distributors discovered that hardcore channels were their most profitable offerings. Meanwhile, Playboy had lost significant market share. In 2001, Playboy purchased these hardcore networks in a deal worth more than $100 million.