How to Sell Your Idea - Components of a Great Business Plan

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businessplan.jpgA business plan serves many purposes, but the main one is to clearly and concisely capture the limited attention of a potential investor. In order to do this, a business plan must be thoroughly written, even more thoroughly thought out, and contain certain types of information, such as an Executive Summary, an identification and description of target markets and customers, and financial projects, to name a few. Depending upon the type of business you are proposing, some of the following categories may be more important than others, and some entirely irrelevant. Either way, presenting potential investors with a well thought out roadmap of your business’ operations and strategy will go a very long way towards your goal -- a financed business!

It seems there are loads of tips out there for what to buy, when to buy it, and what to sell it for.  But did you know that there are tons of things that people spend money on everyday that shouldn't be bought?  To help give you an idea, we have collected 10 of the worst ways people waste money.

Not all of us are given the opportunity to land on our ideal jobs right after we finish school or decide to work for a living. This fact prods most of us to find a new job that will suit our educational background, interests, lifestyles and skills. This is definitely not easy, but with a few tips you can get by just fine. Following are some of those ideas which could be of help to you.

Warren Buffett, a brilliant business man, one of the richest and most charitable people in the world, was being interviewed on CBS's "Person to Person". The premise of the show is to give viewers a glimpse into the lives of some of today's most important artists and newsmakers.

We got a tour of Buffett's office. I have no doubt that it was straightened up a bit before the cameras rolled but this is what I saw.

Timing is crucial when you sense that your business is in trouble, experiencing a financial crisis or under-performing. It is important to act quickly and decisively to avoid even greater problems, such as filing for insolvency or bankruptcy and to avoid legal issues that may arise from trading insolvent or from unpaid taxes and debt. Acting promptly can also save your business from closure.

Your business will show danger signs that it is under stress. Do not ignore these early warning signs. In this article, we discuss the 8 signs that your business is in trouble.

The ability to generate cash is an important key to business success. Without strong, positive cash flow a business will never thrive and grow. Inadequate cash flow is a symptom of a management problem in a business. Poor cash flow management is known to have placed an end to even successful large businesses, proof that cash flow problems may plague small and large businesses alike. In fact, these problems are responsible for causing over 70% of businesses to fail within their first year. If left unsolved, cash flow problems can become the reason for a business to fail.
Some people abandon the storage units that they are renting because of a few reasons. Once they fail to pay the rent, they lose their rights to the property. The property owner may take over and call for an auction to come up with money to pay off the unpaid rent. The good thing about going to storage auctions is that you get to see valuable items and buy them. But because there are people like you who would be looking around for fine items, an auction would be most appropriate. Whatever is left can be put on auction. It could be furniture, books, china, and even personal belongings. While some people do not like the idea of bidding on used items, some are actually thrilled by it. People who go to auction sales are usually surprised to find rare items for sale at a very low price.
"How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, brush his teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you make lots of money for somebody else and then be asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?" | Charles Bukowski
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Welcome to the Twenty First Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our November edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.

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Welcome to the Twentieth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our November edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.
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I was asked by one of the reporters to describe how I balance being a mother working from home and having a career. The following article is the result of that discussion.

When my first baby (Veronica) was born I felt that now I had it all – the loving husband and the baby I always wanted and waited so long to have! I just couldn’t get enough of her – I couldn’t wait for her to wake-up so that I could play with her; I wrote her songs and letters; made hundreds of pictures and videotaped her every progress.

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Welcome to the Nineteenth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our first week of October edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.
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Welcome to the Eighteenth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our first week of September edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.
carnival.jpgWelcome to the Seventeenth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our first week of August edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.

I want to show you how to trade currency the right way. This is an excellent opportunity for all the people that want to earn a second income from home.

  • A Plan: When you're attempting to go trading, you're going to need a plan. You don't get in front of your computer and just start trading. You need to have very distinct plans that state, I'm going to do A, B, C than D. If you don't have a plan, than you have to wing it on the fly. You never really get to access what really works because you're trying something new and different each time. As well, the energy you used to create the new strategy each day, takes away from the energy of applying it, making you less productive. Be smart and have a daily plan you implement that follows steps.

Forex Raptor is a new automated trading software for the home based user. It enjoys the endorsement of leading Forex experts and has an impressive track record. It is interesting to see how this software compares to a more well know software such as the Forex Killer program.

What are the similarities and differences of these 2 softwares?