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Three Reasons to Embrace Micro-Cap Materials and Mining Stocks in 2012

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 Jay Nr (February 15, 2012)  If ever there was a misunderstood investment concept, it would be micro-cap stocks. Generally defined as companies with market capitalizations between $50 million and $300 million, micro-caps, more so than any other type of stock, get a bum rap. Maybe it’s because of those smaller market caps (investors seem to feel the bigger a company is, the safer it is) or maybe it’s .. (Venture Capital)

A Look Inside the Guggenheim Micro-Cap ETF

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 Jay Nr (February 15, 2012)  Over the past several weeks, we’ve been highlighting various ETF options for investors looking for exposure to micro-caps without the need for intense research and other stock-picking work. Well, we’re at the end of the road. For better or worse, there are currently just four ETFs on the market that are devoted exclusively to micro-caps and we’ve profiled three of .. (Venture Capital)

Market Report – Year End 2011

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 Jay Nr (January 04, 2012)  In the Rear View Mirror: Maybe it was all the Santa Claus rally the bulls could muster, but the final trading week before the Christmas holiday was a strong one as all three major U. S.indexes closed higher for the week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq soaring more than 3% each while the S&P 500 jumped to its highest levels in two weeks. Fanning the flames of .. (Venture Capital)

How to Make Money Fast As a Beginner

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 Mandy Hathaway (December 09, 2011)  There comes a period when you seriously need to make money fast along with a recommended opportunity to achieve this kind of ecommerce business. The invention of the web absolutely changed the means of company procedure. Numerous are plenty of time you might have got word of individuals who have become overnight millionaires. This may well be the situation, but the reality is the fact .. (Venture Capital)

Treasures of the Deep - Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

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 Imran Ahmad (October 05, 2011)  Pakistan is endowed with extensive geological potential. The country possesses extensive reserves of mineral deposits such as coal copper, gold, limestone etc. However, unlike other developing countries with good mineral endowment, we have not yet been able to promote growth and alleviate poverty by exploiting our natural resources to the maximum extent possible. The development of our .. (Venture Capital)

REKO DIQ - A Quagmire of Confusion

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 Imran Ahmad (August 23, 2011)  From the Great Game of Imperialism between the two super powers of the past, Britain and Russia, to the disintegration of the Communist Bloc and finally till the War of terror and oil, this land has been a witness to many historic events. Bordering the emerging economic super power China, gateway to the countries of South-East Asia and a corridor to the middle-eastern countries, .. (Venture Capital)

What's wrong with hedge funds today?

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 Ziad K.abdelnour (December 13, 2010)  For those of you who don’t know; a hedge fund is basically a pooled investmentvehicle (like a mutual fund) where there are absolutely no constraints on what the investment portfolio manager can do with the money. Sociologist, author, and financial journalist Alfred W. Jones is credited with the creation of the first hedge fund in 1949. Jones believed that price movements of an .. (Venture Capital)

The Beginning of a Second Space Age

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 Michael Farrell (July 22, 2010)  From the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957 to Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind, ” the space race between the world’s superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, captivated many including my generation. This space race motivated me to launch my first career as a rocket engineer. Fresh out of college, I landed an engineering position with General .. (Venture Capital)

Government Grant Money For Day Care

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 Michelle Rozel (January 16, 2009)  Each and every year the United States government gives away millions of dollars in free grant money for an overwhelming amount of purposes such as real estate purchases, education, scientific research, and the establishment of new businesses or the further development of already existing ones. One of the most popular businesses that can apply for free grant money is child day care .. (Venture Capital)

Is There Free Government Money to Claim?

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 Michelle Rozel (January 16, 2009)  We hear this question a lot these days. And the answer is, yes, there most definitely is free government money available to almost anyone. Billions and billions of dollars of it. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. The largest sources of free government money are government grants. Commonly referred to as state or federal grants. The difference and advantage between free grants and .. (Venture Capital)

Grants For Minorities - Are You Eligible For Free Money?

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 Michelle Rozel (January 15, 2009)  Grants for minorities are a type of government funding given to deserving individuals belonging to any particular minority group. Commonly know groups eligible for minority grants include but are not limited to Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Women, Single Mother's and the disabled or mentally handicapped. Although there are many more minority groups one can fall . (Venture Capital)

Free Money From the Government You Don't Repay

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 Melissa Sabella (January 15, 2009)  There are billions of dollars in free grant money from the government that you never have to repay. As long as you are at least 18 years old and an American citizen, you can find and apply for these programs. If you qualify, you could receive a check in the mail for several thousand dollars. How much free money can you receive? There are grant checks being sent out for over $200,000, .. (Venture Capital)

Free Grant Money Request Today

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 Austin Warty (December 15, 2008)  Do you know the resources that are available to you to request and receive free grant money from the government? These are programs that are offered by your county, state and at the national level, and they are literally just handing money out to people. Every year, the government budgets a certain amount of money to give away to people for specific purposes. Some of these programs are . (Venture Capital)

How Do I Get a Business Startup Loan in This Economy? 7 Ways to Squeeze Sugar Out of a Lemon

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 MaryAnn Shank (November 12, 2008)  Getting a business startup loan is never a cakewalk.   And in this economy . . . yeeesh.   “Challenging" doesn't quite describe it.   The economy is one big lemon right now.   Squeezing out a drop or two of sweetner for your business presents unusual challenges. Ironically, business startup loans are still being made.   Maybe not as many as a couple of years ago, but they .. (Venture Capital)

Seize the Opportunity to Get the Money That You Need!

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 Dana Morris-Blake (November 12, 2008)  Reality strikes after you have examined the budget for your small business. The account is getting low. You don't qualify for a small business loan. You suddenly think of that specialized product that you have which can benefit the community and general public. You've learned that your company qualifies for a major grant offered by your state. It is time to write a grant proposal. You .. (Venture Capital)

What is a Joint Venture and What it Can Do For Your Business

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 Jerry Kapasa (November 11, 2008)  Joint ventures are usually justified on the grounds that the specific project is risky and requires large amounts of capital. Thus, joint ventures are common in resource extraction industries where capital costs are high and where the possibility of failure is also high. They are often cooperation's between a local and foreign company. A joint venture is often seen as a very viable .. (Venture Capital)

Minimize Start Up Business Costs, Cutting Expenses and Need For Grant Funding

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 Leon Edward (October 05, 2008)  So let's say that, after analyzing the market, you come to the conclusion that your idea will sell like hotcakes. But perhaps one factor that is standing in your way is high start-up costs. Start-up costs include things like paying for a place to work out of, buying all the initial equipment, furniture, and tools necessary for the business to operate, possibly legal fees and .. (Venture Capital)

VC Funding - Getting Your Seed Capital Fast

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 Terry Hart (September 26, 2008)  VC funding or Venture Capital funding can be sought and found from private investors, which can be typically found on the client books of your local lawyers or even some accounting firms. Venture capital is typically secured with the help of the lawyer that found you potential venture capitalists. If you have a new start up and you know in your bones, the idea has world beating .. (Venture Capital)

The Venture Capitalist - A New Breed Emerging

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Venture capital is a pretty basic concept. An entrepreneur has a brilliant idea and does the research to create a credible and full picture of the available market and presents it to private investors who are expert at assessing opportunities. The investor, if convinced of the idea and confident of the proposed management team may decide to go ahead and negotiate an aggressive return on . (Venture Capital)

Venture Funding For Your New Business Idea

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Getting Venture Funding for your new business idea can be easier than you might think if your idea is good enough. There are many ways to even make a mediocre idea good enough if you present it in a favorable light. Typically venture capitalists will accept no more than maybe 1 out of 10 of the projects they fully asses. So most entrepreneurs, especially the ones that come to the table .. (Venture Capital)

VC Funds Can Be Tricky to Secure - Secure Millions in Funding For a Few Hundred Dollars

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  VC funds or venture capital funds are amounts of money that a private investor may decide to loan to an entrepreneur with a fresh idea. If you have a fresh, new business idea and you lack the funds to get the project off the ground yourself you may decide that sharing the future profits in exchange for a hit of cash now to get it started may be the way to go. Many entrepreneurs armed .. (Venture Capital)

Venture Financing - Avoiding the Pitfalls

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Venture financing can be a real win/win situation for the private investor and the entrepreneur with a “home run" idea. This win/win situation can become sour if there are not particular safe guards kept in place to make sure everyone is on the same page. Let's look at some of these strategies now. During the heat of acceptance of your idea as an entrepreneur you can often forget . (Venture Capital)

Seed Capital Can Take Your Business Idea Into the Stratosphere

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  One of the biggest advantages of securing seed capital as an entrepreneur is that you free yourself to focus on getting your new project off the ground without having to worry about money. Often when you have too much to lose it can affect ones performance and deferring the financial risk while getting access to the funds you need is the best way to approach a fresh new business idea. .. (Venture Capital)

Local Free Government Grant to Start a Business

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 Neil Bradley (September 25, 2008)  Hopping to grants. gov may be the most popular method for entrepreneurs to find out about the latest government grant to start a business. When I say everyone is flocking towards to the site to apply for various government grants listed, I mean there is a lot of competition going on at the site. An entrepreneur should always look out for more resources so that they will have more .. (Venture Capital)

Venture Investment - Do You Have a Good Idea?

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Something all entrepreneurs understand is that their job is to manufacture profits. To many this worthy goal is the entirety of their responsibility. Of course, to do this every professional understands that profits come directly from devising solutions to peoples problems in the form of a product or service placed in an appropriate market. The subject of securing venture investment .. (Venture Capital)

Venture Capital - Your Brains, Other Peoples Money

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  OPM or other peoples money is one form of leverage that people use to make money for themselves. Entrepreneurs typically use this type of leverage to create wealth. Private investors are always looking for alternatives to invest their money in. It is not obvious to the ordinary person in the street, just how motivated investors are to look at fresh opportunities that may offer a little .. (Venture Capital)

Raise Capital Today - What Are You Waiting For?

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  The world, especially in the current economic climate. . . is starving for new ideas and innovation. New directions come from economic slowdowns out of necessity. When the economy is pumping along, generally the dominating forces are the established and successful products and services in all the respective fields. But a downturn is the worlds way of telling itself. . . we want change. .. (Venture Capital)

Finding Private Capital - The Search For Silent Partner's

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Finding private capital for your new business venture can be daunting if you do not map out your goal in small steps or stages. In actual fact finding venture capital is quite a simple thing if your idea is sound and your presentation is convincing and credible. Investors, especially private and not institutional investors are always hungry to find quality investments that provide much .. (Venture Capital)

How to Raise Capital For Your Business Idea in Three Easy Steps

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  This articles explores how to raise capital for your business idea in 3 easy steps. Essentially raising capital from private investors is a simple exercise and after reading this article you will understand why it is so easy. Developing a strategy is the key to this industry and the act of securing capital from investors is an industry in its own right. . . as you will see. . . If you .. (Venture Capital)

Angel Investors - Beware of Their Title

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Ideas are worth money. Plain and simple, when you realize that a good idea itself, without anything further added to it has a fiscal value and depending upon its potential can be in the millions of dollars. You can sell an idea as a commodity just like you can buy and sell a loaf of bread. Angel investors is a term that was coined to attract promising business concepts to private .. (Venture Capital)

Seed Funding For Your New Project

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Finding Seed Funding for your new project is a relatively easy thing if you take the right steps and tick all the boxes. The first place to look for seed funding is at any lawyers office and if you take the time to ask, you will find nearly every lawyer or accounting firm have many clients on their books and a good percentage may have expressed an interest in assessing start ups to .. (Venture Capital)

Venture Investment is a Specialized Form of Investment

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  Venture investment is the most refined form of investment their is and there are lucrative reasons why investors become venture capitalists, but the main reason is higher returns. A venture investment is more difficult to assess correctly and therefore requires advanced skills. Essentially venture investment comes with two main risks. Market Risk and Management team risk. Venture .. (Venture Capital)

An Angel Investor Can Help You - Here is How to Approach Them

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  An angel investor is simply a business person that recognizes that ideas. . . good ideas are worth money. By adding a good business idea with a good management team in an uptrending growing market that is unique in some substantial way is a sure mix of quality elements that means massive returns. Angel investors want to make money, period. They are certainly not malevolent as their .. (Venture Capital)

Venture Capital Associate - Finding New Silent Partners

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 Terry Hart (September 24, 2008)  Venture Capital Associates are a rare breed of investor that typically are interested in a bigger return due to the risk nature of the projects they invest capital in. Venture Capital Associates look for returns far above the benchmark standard of the common bank interest rate which is usually in the single digits per year depending on what part of the economic cycle we are in. A .. (Venture Capital)

What is Venture Capital - A Brief Overview

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 Terry Hart (September 24, 2008)  To understand what venture capital is, one must examine the motives of the two parties involved in such a transaction to get the full picture. Essentially venture capital is the loaning of money to an entrepreneur who has a “home run" idea but needs seed money to get the project off the ground, but lets look closer at this symbiotic relationship. An entrepreneur essentially is an . (Venture Capital)

Finding a Private Investor For Your New Business Venture

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 Helen Cox (September 24, 2008)  Starting up in business is tough so if you want to make it a success you have to posses the right attitude and leadership qualities; you need to be a confident and motivated entrepreneur. To make a good entrepreneur there are certain qualities that you need to have such as the following: Be a good leader Self confident and organised Confident and a risk taker Good communicator .. (Venture Capital)

Government Grants For Women - Small Business Government Grants For Women

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 Neil Bradley (September 23, 2008)  Are you an aspiring women who is looking to own and manage your own business but have found a dead end because you do not have any funds to start one? Well, you should definitely read this article from start till the end because you will be shown the ways that you can utilize small business government grants for women to get started with business. I know most people will notice that .. (Venture Capital)

The Many Different Kinds of Business Startup Grants

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 Kelly Hunter (September 15, 2008)  It takes a lot of money to get a business up and running, and there are a lot of things that you can do to get the money that you need to start up your own business. Now, there are a few things that you need to know. First of all, business startup grants that the government offers are great This is a great way to get all the money you need to start your business. On the other hand, .. (Venture Capital)

Australian Entrepreneurs Ripe For Angel Investment

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 Mike Lebus (August 14, 2008)  It may be down to distance, but even nowadays, Australia is not usually known for producing big name start-up companies, even though it is a home for some of the greatest ideas. But as the web helps globalisation accelerate, ideas that develop in Australia can now mature there too. Angel investment, which is where a private investor provides funding for your business idea, was .. (Venture Capital)

Making Money Using Government Auctions

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 Pearce Jameson (August 07, 2008)  Stories abound of Get-Rich-Quick scenarios disguising themselves as quasi Dudley Do rights rescuing the naïve Nells, better known as Joe Averageman, looking for relief from too much debt, too high gas prices, ad infinitum. It is then difficult, at best, when someone makes an attempt to tell his/her story of a method of supplementing ones income, that works, and have good ol’ Joe .. (Venture Capital)

Business Start Up Loans - Comply With Your Demands

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 George Linken (August 07, 2008)  Indeed, the business idea you have planned is a killer. But do you really well equipped with? You know every of a business start up takes a good infrastructure that all depends on your financial source. In this prospect, there is business start up loans. The loans work for you to give a boost to your idea to a grand success. As a matter of fact business start up loans bear up all .. (Venture Capital)

Making Millions Without Venture Capital

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 Happy Riches (July 31, 2008)  I was just reading an account of a man who did a course to go into property development. The course is very reasonably priced considering how much money you can make from a single deal. This man lives in New Zealand, but wanted to break out of the rut, the coffin of drudgery. He took the plunge and purchased this particular course. Excited, just as you would be when thinking you could . (Venture Capital)

Business Financing Where to Go

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 Annette Greco (July 30, 2008)  You may need financing to begin your business venture or to expand into a new product line or area of business. But where should you look for that capital? You have many options. 1. Check out your local bank. Since you have already established a relationship, check with your business bank. Most banks have a business department or person dedicated to serving businesses. Find out what .. (Venture Capital)

Increasing Working Capital

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 Gaston Castro (July 30, 2008)  * Put All Assets To Good Use Take time out to sort through all of your inventory and review services. This might mean taking a trip your company's storage room and rummaging through items. Find out how you can use items that are simply collecting dust, in order to increase profit. Do you have employees with nothing to do? Make a list of long term goals for your business (i. e. open a .. (Venture Capital)

Approaching Corporate Financiers For Small Businesses in the UK

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 Oladotun Ogunsulire (July 29, 2008)  By corporate finance, i refer solely to the financing of corporate entities such as incorporated Limited liability companies and Public limited companies registered in the United Kingdom, and getting their financing from UK based sources. If your business is already operational, if the finance you're seeking is considerable, or if your business presentations involve the disclosure of .. (Venture Capital)

Finding Financing For Your Startup Business

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 Andy West (July 28, 2008)  Starting your own business is exciting, but also often a little intimidating. Perhaps the most intimidating part is trying to acquire the financing you will need to successfully start your business. Most new businesses come with substantial startup costs, far more than what business owners can come up with out-of-pocket. Therefore, getting financed is one of the crucial steps to .. (Venture Capital)

Criteria For the Bus Service Operators Grant

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 Remy Nara (July 27, 2008)  The Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), formerly and still commonly known as Fuel Duty Rebate (FDR), is something those that operate local bus services are able to claim. There are however a number of requirements that have to be met that will qualify an operator for the bus service operators grant according to Section 19 of the Transport Act of 1985. Aside from holding a Section 19 .. (Venture Capital)

Small Business Grants How to Get One

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 James Copper (July 23, 2008)  Every new entrepreneur dreams to take his business to huge heights but most of them fail to realize their goals. Lack of capital is a very important reason along with poor plans and marketing. But if the marketing ways are good enough, then it would be really unfair if their business fails only because of low funds. For this, many grants are available so as to boost their business. It .. (Venture Capital)

Does Your Business Need Some Extra Cash? Have You Thought About Grant Finance?

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 Helen Cox (July 23, 2008)  Many people don't seem to realise the difference between what a grant is and what a loan is. Well as a brief explanation the main difference between the two is that a loan must be paid back with interest whereas a grant doesn't have to be paid back, sounds simple enough and too good to be true; so how do you go about obtaining a grant? The biggest price that you have to pay when it .. (Venture Capital)

Free Federal Grant Money How to Find It

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 Bill Tyehlaw (July 22, 2008)  Free Federal Grant money is nothing new. In fact, federal grant money has been quietly available for decades now. The government will literally GIVE you money to start a business, expand a business, start a non-profit and hundreds of other reasons. But knowing where to find the free money and apply for it gets a little trickier. A great source for details on where to find and apply for . (Venture Capital)




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