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Author: mandmweb

Business Planning For College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs

More and more students, both in undergraduate and graduate institutions, are deciding to launch their own ventures upon graduation rather than taking the traditional route of working for another firm. Likewise, more and more individuals are leaving their jobs to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. While these ventures may extremely be very successful (eg, Google and Microsoft were both launched by students), they face certain challenges in their business plans and capital raising processes. The preliminary challenge is overcoming the lack of experience of the management team. A classis chicken-and-egg problem presents itself – the management team has no past company successes to point to, and can not prove itself unless given the opportunity to launch the business. While this problem is almost always the case for graduating students, it also presents itself to many entrepreneurs, particularly those who are launching their first ventures. To overcome this challenge, these ventures must represent them as having a great team by attracting a stellar management team and / or advisors. By attracting a quality management team, even if the team will not start until after financing, it gives investors that confidence that the plan will be properly executed. It also proves that the entrepreneurs have the ability to "sell" others on their vision. The management team need not be complete before seeking capital, since additional members will most likely be added after...

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List Building and Article Marketing – Why I Like to Use Articles to Build My List

One thing to note here: when I talk about list building, I am specifically referring to building a list of like minded people online with whom you are developing a relationship, a personal in nature, although business in intent, relationship. I am not referring to buying names or emails, or renting names or emails, or scamming anyone into giving you their name or email, nor am I referring to harvesting names and emails online. I am talking about having people who want to learn more from you, subscribe to your list. When they subscribe to your list, they are intending to learn from you. They are expecting that you will recommend useful products to them. And it is your responsibility to build a personal relationship with them. Think about this, when you are going to buy a new pair of shoes or a new suit, do you call your friend in the suit and shoes business or do you go to the corner store? If you are like me, you call your friend. Why? Because you trust your friend. You trust your friend to show you the best suit and shoes for you, and you like him, too. You like doing business with him. And when I build a list, that is what I am doing. I am building a friendship online so that when it comes time for...

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Online Forex Trading Strategy – How to Make Currency Trading Systems Work For You

Now that there are hundreds of Forex margin brokers, millions of free Forex trading tips webistes and literally hundreds of thousands of Forex day trading strategy “home based business” Forex traders, we can say that virtually anyone with an internet connection can trade Forex with the pros. In any power trading strategy, a proven trading method will mean that through Forex strategy testing and by using trading risk management, no more than one or two per cent of a total account value is put at risk in a single trade. This is key in the path to big Forex profits. Any trader beginning out will look at the trading methodologies available to them and decide to create trading rules for their Forex trading strategy. Forex trading (currency trading) initiates should be aware therefore not only of technical and fundamental analysis and predicting Forex prices, but also of how to be a trading strategy tester and to have strong Forex trading rules that help them to make the big Forex profits they are seeking. The alternative is to have more experienced Forex trading systems used by more experienced traders end up causing you to lose all your money in your Forex business – the harshest possible outcome. Having the following in place could assist you in getting started right away in Forex trading (currency trading): a Forex trading software platform;...

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Email List Building Basics, Your Money Is In The List

Do you know where your online money is? The money is in the list…your very own email list that is. Have you been online for a while now, wondering just how all these people pull in their ‘six’ or ‘seven’ figure incomes? I was where you are today once myself. Then I came to a realization…all these ‘gurus’ if they are being totally honest will tell you: the lion’s share of their online income comes directly from their list of warm, responsive opt in subscribers. Your list is cash on demand…it really is. Sure they write ebooks, and put together products to sell online, but I’ll bet most of the products sold are to their lists, and the lists of affiliates. Simply put…if you want to make a killing online, in any niche, build an email list of people who opt-in to hear what you have to say, want to see what you have to offer. Those on your email list will become your friends, people who ‘want’ to open your emails. Ok, so how do email lists work? An email list is just a list of subscribers who have given you their names, and email addresses in exchange for information you give them. Usually a free ebook, or piece of software, or something that has value to the prospect. Coming up with a free giveaway is very easy,...

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Top Agents – Practice Your Commercial Real Estate Agency Craft for Best Results

In commercial real estate, your business and selling skills have to be in top form continually. You have to be relevant to the prospects and the suspects in your local area. It should be said that the top agents in the industry are highly relevant and valuable people to the customers and clients that they serve. You can become a top agent by experience over time, or you can fast track the process by personal practice and self-improvement. There are just a few specialised issues or factors that you should focus on in the property industry. In doing that, you can improve your listings and market share significantly. Practicing your skills with these factors will help you greatly in your efforts in getting to the top of your market. Here is a list of those things for you: Top research of your market – Research of your market so you have the local market knowledge when it comes to sales and leasing. Established Prospecting Model – Prospecting into your local sales territory using the most effective prospecting processes for today’s market. Pitching and presenting for listings – Price and rent are just the starting factors of a listing. A successful property transaction is all about relevance and strategy. You have to provide that. Comprehensive Marketing Skills – Marketing of listings given the property type and the location must be...

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