A New Hotel Opens in a City, What Makes That So Special?

I would like to highlight two of the obvious One: Wealth and Prosperity Through Entrepreneurship The entrepreneurial spirit is a catalyst for forward business thinking. A spirit that is oh so critical in the advancement of all economies. This in turn adds to the well-being of its residents. ie these types of investments bring valuable $$$$ 's into the economy. Dollars in = prosperity, prosperity allows for great infrastructure (mechanical and social) etc, etc, and on and on. Two: Cultural Infrastructure Adding unique and interesting venues, buildings, and businesses attracts…

Who Really Reads Your Business Plan?

If you're looking for bank financing, and are fortunate enough to have a banker with some knowledge about your business, she may read the Executive Summary. Maybe, just maybe, she'll read more. If you are looking to raise money through Angel Investors or Venture Capitalists, without a personal introduction they'll not even take a look. Investors get dozens, even hundreds of business plans in the mail every month, and maybe really look at one. And then (you guessed it) it's likely to be only the first few paragraphs of the…

Master Your Virtual Assistant Business – Choose the Right Niche

To niche or not to niche? That is the question weighing heavily on the minds of most new Virtual Assistants. Let's take a look at some of the specialties, or niches, where one might find their particular skills and experience fit perfectly. From bookkeeping to publicity and everything in between the opportunities are endless. Here are some of the more popular niches: Bookkeeping: Businesses totally need support in this area and what better way to stay on top of it than to hand it over. They can take care of…

Home Or Office Judgment Business

In most states, one can attempt to recover judgments from their own home office. Although working from home has many advantages; There are drawbacks to using a home office to recover judgments. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice. I am a judgment referral expert, and am not a lawyer. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer. One drawback is that some creditors will be turned off to learn you are working from your home. Another drawback is that…

Ways to Celebrate Business Success

As a mom business owner you are running a marathon, not a sprint. Skip these two imperatives, and you may not reach the finish line: Follow basic business principles (do the right things and do them well) Have fun. Type “As” with the drive to plunge into entrepreneurism don’t always see the value of having a good time. But if you don’t acknowledge our accomplishments along the way, you may be in for a long ride. Not feeling and sharing the exhilaration of a nailed presentation, landing a new client,…

Finding Your Niche – Part Two

In the first of nine messages regarding how to determine your niche in the market place, I wrote about the importance of understanding and applying the concept of spiritual gifts. As mentioned in the introduction to this short series, I listed nine aspects of a person's life that contribute to that person's niche. Those nine aspects are: Spiritual gifts Natural talent Acquired knowledge Experiential knowledge Observational knowledge Temperament Motivators Drivers Passion This particular article will look at the importance of natural talent. Each aspect of your life is influenced by…

Returning Lemon Judgments

As of 2014, most civil judgments are never paid; Because the judgment debtors have insufficient current available assets. Most creditors are far too optimistic about the short and long-term values ​​of their judgments. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice. I am a judgment referral expert, and am not a lawyer. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer. If you are trying to recover someone else's judgment, how do you deal with lemon judgments? Nobody knows the future. The…

Wearing All the Hats in Your Business? Make Life Easier With a Virtual Office!

If you are self employed or run a small business, this article can show you how to make more money by using a virtual office service. Studies have found that customers are more likely to leave a message with a person than with a voicemail, and customers who reach a voicemail are likely to call somewhere else rather than try to call the same business again. Investing in a virtual office may add a cost to your business, but this is guaranteed to be covered many times over, by increasing…

The Use Of Convertible Instruments To Raise Funding – Why And Why Not

Introduction Entrepreneurs have many ways of financing their businesses and the spectrum from debt to equity instruments is vast. Sitting in the middle of this spectrum are convertible instruments, which are a hybrid of debt and equity. These instruments can be both an excellence source of funding as well as an excellent means of investment, but there are pitfalls to be wary of. Types of convertible instruments Convertible instruments can be categorised into two broad categories: Convertible preference shares Convertible bonds (or debentures) Both can be tailored to give provide…

So You’ve Started Your Own Business, And It’s Damn Scary

Starting any new venture, whether it's personal or business related, is scary. It's the fear of the unknown, being emotionally vulnerable, exposed and risking failure and embarrassment in the eyes of the people around you. For many, if not most of us in the working world, we carry an internal dream of branching out on our own and launching a successful business that secures our future happiness and wealth. Sadly though, most of us don't follow through on this dream because the risk of reward comes along with an even…