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Friday, February 15, 2008

About Entrepreneurs: Finding and Working with Investors

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  from Scott Allen
Some businesses can be bootstrapped -- grown from their own profits. Other entrepreneurs fund their businesses out of their own savings and personal credit. But many entrepreneurs find the capital they need from outside investors. How do you find them? And once you have, how do you work with them? We'll take a closer look this week.

 
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Reader Mail - Pre-revenue Company Valuation
A reader wrote in with a common question: how do you determine the value of your company when you don't have any revenue yet? How much of your company should an investor get for their money? It's not an exact science, but there are some guidelines you can use to come up with numbers that are fair for both you and them.

 
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Due Diligence Is No Mystery
When getting funded, the due diligence process can be excruciating for the business. But if you know what to expect, it will be far less painful. Venture capitalist Ziad Abdelnour of Blackhawk Partners recently sent the following letter out to his list explaining their due diligence process in more detail. While each investment group may have its own variations, this offers tremendous insight from an investor's perspective.

 
Finding Funding for Your New Small Business
We'd all love to have a few million dollars to start our business, but the reality is that for most entrepreneurs, you have to prove your concept first before anyone will put up that kind of money. But most businesses require some sort of initial capital for things like inventory, marketing, physical facilities, etc. If you don't have the money yourself that you need to open your doors for business, here are some options to explore.

 
 
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About Budget Travel: Spring Escapes

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  from Mark Kahler
Find a budget-friendly getaway this season

 
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Destinations for Spring Budget Travel
In spring, you know the dogwoods will bloom in Atlanta and the cherry blossoms will attract visitors to Washington D.C. But think of other places that will be less crowded and a better value in spring. How about the Grand Canyon? There's early-season baseball in St. Louis or a tour of the Florida Everglades to think about, too. Check out 10 value destinations for spring...read more

 
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Voluntourism on a Budget
The community where I live was ravaged by an F-4 tornado last week. Kind-hearted people are offering assistance. Some places are planning to send work crews during spring break. A growing number of travelers are taking these kinds of trips -- they want to spend at least some of their time helping the people and places they visit. It's become known as "voluntourism" and it is a growth industry. Whether you're thinking about time in New Orleans or a remote location far from the headlines, it's worth considering ways to help others on your next trip...read more

 
Internet Sites with Hotel Reviews
Where can you get beyond the hype and find candid talk about hotels? The Internet provides plenty of opportunities to view how others rate the place you're about to visit. The reviews from users aren't always reliable, but patterns emerge that often point out both good and bad. Before you book or bid, check out these 10 sites that give you the plain-spoken reviews from professionals and amateur travelers...read more

 
 
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About Stereos: Interesting Facts About Stereo Sound

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Stereo, or stereophonic sound is the reproduction of sound using two independent audio channels or speakers. The term stereophonic is derived from the Greek words stereos (solid) and phone (sound) or solid sound. Stereo sound can reproduce sounds and music from various directions or positions the way we hear things naturally, hence the term solid sound. Prior to stereophonic sound, there was monophonic, or monaural sound using one speaker. Stereophonic sound actually became popular...

 
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Interesting Facts About Stereo Sound
Stereo, or stereophonic sound is the reproduction of sound using two independent audio channels or speakers. The term stereophonic is derived from the Greek words stereos (solid) and phone (sound) or solid...read more

 
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Stereo System Guide
A complete stereo system has several elements including speakers, components, sources and the listening room. Whether you're a stereo novice or an experienced listener, this overview covers the essential parts of a good stereo and how to get the best sound from your system.

 
Stereo Receiver Guide
Stereo components (receiver, integrated amplifier or separate components) are the heart and brains of a stereo system. It's the point where all source components are connected, it powers the loudspeakers and controls the entire system, so it's important to select the right components.

 
 
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About Today: How to Make Every Day Valentine's Day

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I don't know what I object to more about Valentine's Day - the fact that it stresses everyone out for a day, or the fact that comes only once a year. Think about it: If we didn't have just one day per year to obsess over love, maybe people would enjoy it more.

 
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How You Can Be Romantic Everyday
Shortly after my friends Cathy and Isaac got married, Cathy called me to say that sadly, she was going to have to throw "my friend" Isaac off the balcony. She didn't mean it (or, at least, didn't do it) but the first year of marriage can be the tough. Here's how to keep the romance alive.
- Newlyweds Guide Francesca Di Meglio
 
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Ways to Add Romance to Your Dating Relationship
I love the idea of handwritten letters. Honestly, I don't remember the last time I got one, unless you count cards from my Gramma.
- Dating Guide Bonny Albo
 
Great Ways to Say I Love You
And handwritten notes get another vote for best romantic gesture! My Dad has always left my Mom notes with cartoons on them. I'm not sure if that's what Sheri and Bob meant, but she seems to find it romantic.
- Marriage Guide Sheri & Bob Stritof
 
 
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About Cameras: Buying Tips and Tricks

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  from Michael Carr
The simple act of buying a camera, accessory or even something like printer paper can actually be quite complicated. Take all the confusion out of shopping with some of these buying guides.

 
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Before You Buy Photo Paper
Walk into any office supply or computer store, and you'll see rows and rows of paper, all claiming to give you the best photo output. Making the right photo paper choice for your digital prints, however, requires an understanding of...read more

 
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Before You Buy a Digital Camera
It can be difficult to buy a digital camera, especially if this is the first time you've purchased digital. Find out all the basics, learn the terminology, and find out...read more

 
Before You Buy a Camera Bag
A camera bag is one of the most important accessories for your digital camera. Its main purpose is to protect the digital camera itself, so you want to be sure...read more

 
 
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Top Picks - Digital Cameras with Five Megapixels  from your Digital Cameras Guide
If you love to print and frame your photos, five megapixels is a great level to target. These digital cameras aren't quite to the pro level, but they sure do produse dazzling images that work well printing 8x10s and even 11x14s. You start really seeing nice manual controls and cool features. This is a baby-step (both in price point and skill level required) towards the tremendously-popular high-megapixel digital SLR cameras.

1) Sony Cybershot DSC-T1 Digital Camera
If you aren't quite to the pro or digital SLR level, but still want a lot of camera, this is an ideal choice. It packs a lot of whollop with 5 megapixels and some cool features. It is compact, so it's extremely portable. If you want a small camera that will yield great enlargement prints, this is a wonderful choice.

2) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Black Digital Camera
With 5.0 megapixels and a large 12x optical zoom, this is a great all-around camera. It will take most photos you need, and result in wonderful high-quality, large-sized prints. If you need speed, you can shoot up to 30 frames per second. If you need control, you get manual exposure and white balance. It also features a handy voice recorder to attach notes to images.

3) Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera
If you want high-end quality images, but don't want a complicated camera, this is an idea choice. An easy-to-understand point-and-shoot, this 5.0-megapixel digital camera makes things simple. There are an amazing 16 scene modes. There is a one-button touch to automatically fix images. The only thing it doesn't do is take the picture for you.

 
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