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Buying Business – Pros and Cons, Investigation and Valuation

It always sounds like the perfect way to get started in business. You simply buy somebody else’s business. This may or not be a good way to go. To help you decide whether it is or not, we will talk briefly about some of the important issues involved. List of Pros and Cons There are numerous good reasons for buying an existing business, and you can probably think of most of them: 1.Fewer headaches trying to organize and supply the ...

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10 Things You Need to Check Before Investing in a Startup

You may already know where to find interesting startups, but what do you do once you’re actually ready to invest? It’s important to conduct your own due diligence on a startup before you write a check. You shouldn’t only rely on a great pitch, or assume others are doing the due diligence for you. Let’s go over some items that you should investigate. 1. Understand the Industry While you are looking for startups to invest in, make sure you invest ...

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Top 10 Tips for Angel Investing

Investing in startups and being a great angel investor is certainly not an easy task – 9 out of 10 startups fail. For the past 100 years, angels were able to invest through their 1st and 2nd degree connections, or by being a member of an angel group, where the typical check size written varies from $15,000 to $250,000. Regardless of where or how angels connect with startups, there are 10 tips to consider prior to making any type of ...

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When People Invest?

Saving essentially means storing your money; investing means using your money to earn more money. You don’t have to be wealthy to invest. But you have to invest if you ever want to be wealthy, or even have enough money to live well and retire well. As with saving, when you’re considering investing you first need to set your goals. You need to be clear about what you’re trying to achieve, and how long you’ve got. That will influence the ...

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6 Important Tips for First-Time Startup Investors

An angel investor used to be defined as someone with a high net worth. They typically have more than $1 million and privately invest money in startup businesses that are seeking capital. The SEC restricts investing in private deals to mostly accredited investors. I say mostly because there are some opportunities for non-accredited investors to participate on a limited basis. The definition of an accredited investor in the U.S. is a person who either has a net worth (excluding a ...

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How do I get the money to invest?

There are two basic sources of money for investing–your own money and other people’s money (so-called OPM). Your own money can come from sources as diverse as cumulative life savings, your most recent paycheck, and dividends and profits from your own investing. Common examples of OPM, used for both investing and consuming, are credit card debt, car loans, real estate mortgages and loans or investment capital that can come from family, friends and others in partnerships. Getting Started With Your ...

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How to Invest Your Money

When you’re learning how to invest money, it’s wise to learn from the masters. These tips learned from professional money managers will help you get started on your way to investing for retirement and profit. Things You’ll Need: Pen, pencil, paper Internet access Computer Step 1 Think of Boring Stocks. When you’re first thinking up companies to research for potential stock purchases, think dull. Think about what you use every day – tape, staples, computers, shoes, printer cartridges, paper, and ...

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Investment Risks

Picture this: In search of investments for working capital, an oil company sends consumers surveys of property that suggest the land is oil-rich. The company’s sales force tells interested consumers that top oil experts project the fields will yield thousands of barrels of oil a day — and a tidy return to investors within a year. A film production company tells potential investors it is raising capital to produce a high-quality, low-budget family film with actors who are willing to ...

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Investing – Assess A Company’s Valuation

It is advisable and an advantage for investors to have an understanding of financial statements. It enables investors to draw their own conclusions about the company and possibly survive in challenging markets. However, it is not a simple task. Thus, it is probably easier to assess a company by using basic yardsticks. Business Analyzing the business of a company provides an understanding about how well positioned the company is in the industry and also the potential growth of the industry ...

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