Everybody says it. Get a personal introduction and youll fare much better.So, what? I walk up to this guy when hes at lunch and introduce myself, noting that Id like $850,000 for my new business? No, I dont think so.There are, actually, much better ways of getting that personal introduction, such as:1.Via RejectionsYes, rejections do have a rosy side. Every time a lender or investor rejects your business plan, call and ask who they recommend as a good prospect.Then, contact the person/company that is recommended, noting, Jan Snicker at Big Oldie Bank suggested I contact you.Voila! Theres your personal introduction.2.Via ResearchUse your research to identify something common between you and the lender/investor. Perhaps your neighbor went to the same college he did. Perhaps your kids are both into ice hockey.Use that commonality to get your personal approach.For example, you discover that he is a Scout leader, just as you were. So start out, Being a Scout leader taught me the importance of teaching leadership skills to my team.Before you know it, you and he are good buddies.3.Via a Common ContactSomewhere within seven degrees of separation there are people common to both of you, either in your professional lives, or your personal circles.This may take some legwork. You need to hook up with the person who knows the person who knows him. But its well worth it. The gold mine of information you discover along the way, as well as that ever valuable personal introduction, make every moment worth while.Is this imposing on people? Not at all. People like to be asked. They like feeling important. So give them both.Dont be surprised if a journey like this turns up other investors/lenders that you hadnt even thought of.4.Via a Chance EncounterYou suspect that Mr. Gingle will be at the investor forum next week? Well, what the dickens is stopping you? Line up that intro now.If you can manage to be at his table at lunch, youve hit a home run. But any chance encounter will do just fine. All you need is a few minutes to give your investor introduction pitch.Your goal is to have him say that its OK for you to send a business plan to his attention. That, realistically, is all the time he will have at a brief encounter like this.5.Via the Back DoorYour lender/investor has clients. Some have been very successful and earned him a lot of money.If you cannot get to your person, try getting to that particular client. Industry conferences are always a good bet. Local business conferences often work well too.I know one industrious entrepreneur who moved to Menlo Park, California, and hung out in the local pubs known to be frequented by venture capitalists. While that was a bit radical, the approach is right on target.I cannot over-emphasize the importance of conducting research on your potential investment partner. It doesnt matter whether its the bank around the corner or the "venture capital" firm on the other side of the country. Find out everything you can names, biographies, hobbies, speeches, education, career path.Then, when you do get that personal introduction (and its invariably at a time when you least expect it!), you will have the info glue to make the introduction stick.Good luck on your adventure!
Monetizing Your Website With Adsense Is Profitable! How do you maximize your site? By earning some few dollars per click from displaying Adsense ads on it. Many are now realizing that good money is made from this source of revenue. Try the simple mathematical computation of multiplying those clicks for every page on your website and you get a summation of earnings equivalent to a monthly residual income with that little effort you have made.Google Adsense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant and text-based Google ads on their websites content pages and earn money in the process. The ads displayed are related to what your users are looking for on your site. This is the main reason why you both can monetize and enhance your content pages using Adsense.How much you will be earning will depend on how much the advertisers are willing to pay. It will depend also on the keywords required. If the keywords the advertiser have chosen are in high demand, you could receive more dollars per click. On the other hand, low demand keywords will earn you just a few cents per click.How can you start making profits out of your website using Adsense?1. Sign up for an Adsense account. It will only take a few minutes of your time. 2. When the site is accepted, you will be receiving a clip code to include in your web pages. You can insert this code on as many pages or web sites that you want. The AdWords will start appearing immediately after.3. You will be earning a few cents or some dollars per click when someone starts clicking on the AdWords displayed on any of your web pages. Trying to earn false revenues by repetitively clicking on your own ads is a no-no. This will result in a penalty or the possibility of your site being eliminated. The money you have already earned may be lost because of this.4. View your statistics. Adsense earnings can be checked anytime by logging into your web site account. Once you got your account working, you may still want to pattern them to the many sites that are earning more money than you are. It is important to note that there are factors affecting how your website will perform and the amount of money it will give you. It is a common practice that when a site earning money, the tendency is for the owner to want to make more out of what they are getting already. It usually takes some time combined with trial and error to attain what you want for your Adsense contents.Time and some important factors that you can practice and use. How do you increase your Adsense earnings?1. Choose one topic per page. It is best to write a content for your page with just a few targeted phrases. The search engine will then serve ads that are more relevant which will then result in higher clickthoughs.2. Using white space around your ad. This can make your ad stand out from the rest of your page so visitors can spot them easily. There are also other choices of colors you can use, provided by search engines, which can harmonize the color of your ad with the web page color.3. Test your ad placement. It is recommended to use the vertical format that runs down the side of the web page to get more positive results. You can also try both horizontal and vertical formats for a certain period of time to see which one will give you better results.4. More content-based pages. Widen the theme of your website by creating pages that focus more on your keyword phrases. This will optimize the pages for the search engines. It can not only attract traffic but also make them more relevant for the AdWords to be displayed. 5. Site Build It. This is the perfect tool to be used for creating lots of Adsense revenues. Site Build It has all the tools necessary to quickly achieve a keyword-rich site that can rank high in the search engines. This will also produce a flow of traffic to your site of highly targeted visitors.
Copyright 2006 The Brad Eden CompanyThe poker boom right now shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who plays poker regularly. Such television shows like the World Poker Tour, which allowed television viewers to see each player's hole cards, made the game much more interesting to watch. Ever since Chris Moneymaker (Yes, that's his real name) broke out on the scene to win $3.5 million in the No Limit Holdem Main Event within the World Series of Poker through a $40 Internet Satellite, every average Joe watching had dreams of making it big in the game of no-limit texas holdem.Like Chris Moneymaker, everyone has a chance at making it big, but be warned, as a small business idea playing is a tough lifestyle. Most professional poker players agree that playing poker for a living is not an enjoyable experience. You'll have constant pressure trying to pay your bills, mortgage payments, car payments, and overall, the agony of maintaining your lavish lifestyle. Within the game of poker, you may experience some of the greatest enjoyments, but then again, if you're not a well-rounded, experienced player, you will find yourself stressed out and disappointed. Playing poker will wear you down physically, emotionally, and mentally.The fact is, the most famous poker professional's today are being treated like rockstars - driving the hottest cars, live in the most luxurious mansions, and dine at exquisite restaurants. But, the majority of their income is made through sponsorships and business ventures. Notice all of these professional players are promoting online poker sites - or dozens of books written by a handful of poker pros. They are making millions of dollars off their "small business" savvy ideas, and they didn't have to risk it all on poker. As a small business, using poker, particularly texas holdem, you can generate cashflow for yourself without gambling a single dime at a poker table.Maybe you're looking for a way to generate a few extra dollars on the weekends. Or maybe you're looking for that idea that will generate you a six-figure salary. Either way, the amount of money you can create from these online and offline poker-business ventures is up to you. First of all, not only have I put these ideas into motion and created income for myself, I've interviewed and asked individuals who are making a living off the "business of poker" rather than "playing poker."There are only a handful of people who are playing poker as a small business. There's no better time than now to take action and make a killing off the business of poker. Besides being a source of financial independence, playing poker as a home based business idea can be a lot of fun. Yes, this is in fact one of the main motivation to start small business around the poker table. End of part 1.
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Unfortunately the relationship between transfer agents and the companies and investors with which they do business isnt always peaches and cream. As of late, it seems as if the industry is suffering overcapacity, lack of trained service people, and ill communication between agent systems have led to frustration on both ends. But that doesnt mean there isnt any good news in the world of transfer agents.For instance, the Securities Transfer Association (STA) now has a website offering information for investors and there is a trend toward strengthening agent systems to avoid confusion, costly mistakes, and other problems that plague the transfer agent industry. Although every company does need a transfer agent, pressure from the competition (brokers and asset managers) will hopefully encourage the industry to improve current circumstances.The transfer agent enterprise is actually a very simple one, so its worthwhile to continue using the services it provides to your advantage. Transfer agents that know how to keep things uncomplicated and straightforward are coming to the forefront and, hopefully, will force everyone in the business to follow suit. With basic bookkeeping and accurate typing as the two primary facets of the industry, unnecessary complications should not bog down the business.For the transfer agents who are beginning to do things right, its a low cost business that can truly provide a much-needed service to the investing world. In the past, huge fixed costs complicated the system, but now, efficiently run transfer agents that utilize modern technology dont have to spend a lot to keep afloat. And with the practice of mailing paper certificates disappearing, costs are being cut even more. A large staff, the most expensive part of any business, is no longer needed to type and mail these certificates. And the trend toward outsourcing means even more cost cutting.In addition, more and more transfer agents are realizing that being on top of the game doing things properly from the get-go, anticipating questions, providing answers before theyre asked, and staffing knowledgeable employees lowers costs and benefits for everyone. As the industry as a whole becomes a well-oiled machine, transfer agents are expected to impress instead of disappoint.Another auspicious trend is the movement in the direction of consolidation. As transfer agents merge and simplify the business, it is hoped that the state of the industry will improve and savings will be passed on to all involved in the process.Working with a transfer agent will remain a viable option as long as investing continues to increase. If current trends are any indication of the future, troubles with transfer agents have the potential to become a thing of the past.