Investor Criteria How do investors evaluate a proposal? Which criteria are important and in what order? Here’s an overview of criteria used by angel investors and venture capitalists.
Top Ten Tips for Magic Marketing By Philip Chandler, Business Development Consultant Whether you already run a business or are thinking of starting one, effective marketing is one of the keys to your success. Conversely, failure to pay sufficient attention to the way you present yourself to actual and potential customers is one of the […]
About SBA loans When you have a great idea but no money to fund your start-up, a loan guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can make the difference between going ahead or not. Since the government is providing the guarantee in case of default, banks and other lenders will make loans they otherwise […]
Why your ad failed By Robert Warren So you spent good money on an ad, put it in a magazine or newspaper, and waited patiently for phone calls that didn’t materialize. You’re upset: you feel that you’ve wasted money and time, and now you’re convinced that advertising doesn’t work. Advertising does work. Every day. So […]
The solvency of a business By Peter Nunes d’Agrella The solvency of the company indicates that the company can fulfill its obligations on the longer term. By calculating the ratios between total assets and total liabilities and between the proprietary and foreign capital a clear picture can be formed of the relative proportions.
Here’s a list of possible services you may want to add to your hotel business: a 24-hour front desk an airport shuttle banquet service buffets
About Bonds Bondable This means that the contractor’s capital, character & capacity have been analyzed by a surety underwriter, and that the surety underwriter has determined that the contractor can perform certain types of work within established parameters. Based upon that determination, a surety company who must be listed in the U.S. Treasury Department’s […]
Beat out your competition with a persuasive sales pitch By Robert Warren Businesspeople sell. At every stage of your marketing, from your print advertising to website copy to boardroom meetings and networking events, the responsibility falls on you to communicate the value of your services, to justify their costs, and to promote your own credibility. […]
Going Public – IPO (Initial Public Offering) by PlanMagic Corporation Public markets used to be available only to larger companies with a long history of profitability. Nowadays a variety of companies with varying degrees of profitability and revenue growth may be candidates for public financing depending mainly on future prospects. Access to capital growth through […]
Market indicators (indices) The averages that are available as indicators or indices indicate the general health of stock prices. If the economy is doing well then prices of stocks as a group tend to rise. If it is not doing so well prices as a group tend to fall. The averages are there to show […]