Is There Something The Payday Loan Debt Collector Isn’t Telling You?

Debt collection is a huge industry these days with 30 million Americans having an average of $1500 in collections. Payday loan collectors have become part of the debt collection industry that spends countless hours making phone calls, sending emails, mailing letters and searching for debtors on the Internet and social media sites.When a debtor goes into default with their payday loan, payday lenders attempt to collect on that debt the same way a credit card auto loan collector would. First they call or send a letter, then when you don’t respond they continue to call. If they can’t reach you they may call your employer or references listed on your loan application. If they still can’t find you they may look at your Facebook or Twitter to find out if you have changed jobs or moved. They will go to great lengths to get you to pay. Not only because the lender wants their money, but because that is how the collector makes their money.But what is it really like for debt collectors and agencies trying to get people to “pay up”? There’s a lot more to payday loan debt collectors and all other collectors that we don’t know about.1. They keep the country’s cash flow going- With more than 10,000 debt collection agencies collecting over $8 million per year; our economy would be hit pretty hard if that money wasn’t recuperated.2. The more you pay, the more they make- Debt collectors make bonuses based on what they can get you to pay. Top performers can make over 10K per month. Some may be pushy while others are very nice. Whatever their strategy, they benefit from you paying up!3. They hold the power! – In most cases, accounts that have gone to collections have a pre-approved settlement rate of about 15%-35% of the total debt. That means a payday loan collector has the ability to settle with you at a lower amount. This holds true for credit cards and other debts.4. They make take a low-ball offer- Many collections agencies buy debt from creditors for pennies on the dollar which means if you, the debtor, low-ball a settlement offer they may just take it. Try starting at 25 cents for every dollar you owe.5. They play “good cop, bad cop”- When they have you on the phone they may say they have to get the manager involved to put pressure on you to pay. Don’t assume it’s because they are going to forgive the debt or make it any easier for you.6. There is a statute of limitations on debt- There are statute of limitations on collectors filing lawsuits and reporting to credit bureaus (varies from state to state) so check to see if your debt is passed that time and closed. Be aware: if you don’t make a payment, no matter how big or small, or even acknowledge the debt, that opens it up again.7. They love to call you at work- If you are considering taking out a payday loan and aren’t sure if you can pay it back, be prepared for a collector to call you at work. This puts extra pressure on you when they call your place of employment. If you tell them not to call you at work anymore, by law they must stop.8. They are bound by laws- It is illegal for a payday loan or any other debt collector to call you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They are not allowed to threaten you with arrest either. If you experience this, report them to your state attorney general’s office as well as the Federal Trade Commission.

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Creating an Effective Brand: How President Obama Used Social Media to Create a Brand

To create a modern brand a marketer must have a “conversation” among “friends “. Okay, now just how does a marketer create those “friendships” to have those “conversations” to create those strong, effective, brands? A case study in how to do this is the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008.At the beginning of this article I want to state this misnomer. President Obama is a lightning rod. Some people love him and some people hate him, but even his biggest detractors have to admit that his social media strategy was a classic. Marketers should study this campaign because it is a tutorial on how modern products must be branded. I hope that the reader will focus on the marketing and not the politics.Barack Obama is a classic case in how a brand can be created in a New Media Age. To win the American presidency a candidate must have a great deal of money and a great deal of name recognition—a brand. If a candidate does not have a brand, if voters do not know who you are, you are not going to be elected. If a marketer cannot distinguish their product in the market place, that product will not be bought. This is why modern marketers should study the Obama campaign. Before the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama had no money and was unknown. By contrast, Hillary Clinton was a well-known senator from a large state. During 2006-2007, it was a foregone conclusion that Hilary would win the Democratic nomination She and her husband had created a vast political network to draw from, and she a lot of money—she had a strong brand. Barack had no brand; even in his own household. When Barack broached a potential candidacy to Michelle, her response was, “This is the craziest thing you ever said to me. Nobody is going to beat Hilary this year…Get over it, kid”. Barack and his team did have knowledge of social media and how to use it in a campaign. This knowledge was his biggest asset.The campaign of 2008 is analogous to the modern market place. In times past, it was very hard, and very costly to create a new product and brand it. This is why social media is such an important element in modern marketing. A social media campaign allows a new product to be created and branded in the market place quickly, at very little cost. The modern market place is best explained by author Shiv Singh. There has been a change in the market place. No longer are consumers interested in engaging with large impersonal brands. Consumers do not trust brands any longer—they trust their friends. In a recent survey conducted by The Economist half the respondents stated that they don’t trust big business. They trust the recommendations of their friends. Leveraging the recommendations of friends is the way to create brands. This is the reason why the use of social media is so critical to branding. Through social media, friends meet, conversations happen, and brands are created.This means that if a product is going to be selected, the brand must become a “friend” to its consumer. This is what the Obama Campaign did and the way that he did this should be studied by marketers because it is a case study in how to create modern brands using social media. By combining social media that creates micro-targeting, force multipliers are created that are needed to create world-class brands.The knowledge of the modern market place allowed Barack and his team to quickly develop a strong brand and overcome the Clinton campaign. At this point, I would like to clear up an error that I made in a previous article. Recently, I wrote an article entitled, “The Perfect Storm: Why Companies Should Adopt Social Media Marketing as the Center of Their Marketing”. In this article, I identified David Plouffe, Mr. Obama’s campaign manager as an original member of the Facebook management team. This was an error. The Obama staff member that I was thinking of was Chris Hughes, who served as the Obama Campaign Director of Online Organizing. Mr. Hughes had a great influence on the campaign social media strategy.Let me summarize what the Obama campaign did to brand itself:• They had a goal
• They created the scale to achieve this goal
• They made their platforms easy to find, and fun to use and navigate
• They channeled online enthusiasm into specific, targeted activities that furthered the campaigns goals
• Integrated online advocacy into every element of the campaignThe Obama campaign was not the first campaign to use social media. They were the first to co-ordinate social media with an entire campaign. They were the first to organize the use of social media. For social media to work, it has to be organized. John McCain and Howard Dean used the medium before Obama, but Obama and his staff was able to integrate and organize social media into every area of the campaign in a seamless way. Because of this Barak was able to create “conversations” that engaged. He created enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm his sight created was smart enthusiasm. He used social media sights in a way that targeted supporters and voters. This targeting allowed him to understand the important metrics that he needed to know in order to win his campaign. He was able to target and focus on his true supporters.The strength of Obama’s social media branding approach is that it was constructed to make and develop “friendships”. This is important for marketers to realize. When you meet someone there is a veil between you and that person. As you get to know each other better, the veil comes down. As your relationship develops, trust develops, and deeper conversations begin. These conversations bring about deeper relationships on a human level. On a marketing level, these relationships become strong brands.The Obama campaign knew that it had to engage people, but that engagement had to be based on trust. The Obama engaged people in what it called “the ladder”. You engage one step at a time, build the relationship deeper, and each step is a higher level of commitment—a ladder. The steps of the ladder are based on the comfort level of the individual in relation to the campaign. A marketer would call these steps creating touch points.The first touch point would be Personal. This is the point at which a marketer and customer first come into contact and “friend” one another on a platform like Facebook. In the Obama case, it was at this stage when people are getting to know one another. A person signs ups for messages and emails. The next touch point is Social. It is this touch point that people start making posts or comments to a friend’s profile about your product. At this touch point, a friend explains to their friend why a product is a good thing. In the Obama campaign, these profiles integrated with their web site. At the Website, a supporter may create an account. In the marketing area, an organization would integrate with a Facebook or Twitter. At this point, a customer may feel comfortable enough with a brand to join a “group” or create a “group”.In the Obama campaign, the next stage would be to become an Advocate. To drive interest, pictures may be posted, blogs written, or a video may be created and posted to You Tube, for instance. There are analogies in the advocate stage for a marketer trying to converse about the product with a “friend” (a customer) and vice versa. It is in the advocate stage that a supporter might have now feel committed enough to Obama to host an event, ask friends to donate money, or to register to vote. In the Advocate stage, in a marketing situation, a person might talk to a friend and recommend a product, creating a brand.The next stage is the Empowering stage. This stage is for serious supporters of Obama. Here a supporter gets heavily involved. The campaign tracked volunteers and could target its most reliable supporters.These committed people could create social and fundraising groups on MyBO Web site. The Obama campaign could now organize their own networks of supporters that gave supporters access to the Obama database, from which they could pull phone numbers for doing phone banking from their living rooms. In reading this article, a marketer has to make an analogy with what the Obama campaign did to what each marketer can do with their own brand to increase engagement with their customers. Perhaps some organizations could offer discounts to their customers if they introduce their friends to the marketers and solidify the brand. Here a marketer can be flexible in their own situation to extend their brand.The reason why social media platforms are so popular is that friends now have the means to share video, blogs, pictures, and posts with their friends. This is a god-send for marketers as they try to create and expand their brand. Ford Motor Company just did this in an effective campaign to introduce their new car, the Fiesta. Ford called this the Fiesta Project. In the same way that Ford extended brand awareness for the Fiesta, the Obama campaign provided source material for user-generated content. Here is where scale comes into play. The reason why Ford’s and Obama’s campaign was so effective was because they both had the scale for “friends” to “converse” to create the brand. This is why the planning stage is so important in creating a brand. As Napolean said, “Every army has a plan until the first shot is fired”. A marketing campaign is chaotic. Things happen. A marketer has to be flexible. The reason Ford’s and Obama ‘s social media campaign was so successful was because there was planning and enough scale was created to engage “friends”.In the case of the Obama campaign, its web site, MyBO contained videos, speeches, photos and how-to guides that gave people the raw materials they needed to create their own compelling content in support of Obama. In return, supporters created more than 400,000 pro-Obama videos and posted them to YouTube. They also wrote more than 400,000 blog posts on the MyBO Web site. A modern marketer has to engage their customers to create compelling content for the company that creates brand awareness. This is why social media is important in creating modern brands. A company is going to have a hard time in doing this, left to their own devices and more importantly, finances. In the case of Ford, Ford did not spend any money on their Fiesta launch. Fiesta had a great presence on social media sights, but the presence was created by private individuals. When the Fiesta was launched, 38% of the target market was aware of the car.This is the reason why both the Obama and the Ford campaigns were so successful. According to Edelman’s 2008 Trust Barometer, the most trusted source of information is consistently from a “person like yourself”.The next step in the later that created brand for the Obama campaign was the integration that took place between MyBO and the social media platforms. In the case of the Obama campaign, its website served as the hub for electoral activities, with spokes that reached to an array of platforms, all of which drove conversation back to the Web site in order to engage the people, empower the voices, raise the money and get the boots on the ground needed to win the election. This again is a scale issue that involves planning. A marketer must have a common source to integrate with social media because there are so many social media sites. If a brand is to engage with friends, the conversation must be fun, easy, and simple. This takes scale.The Obama made the search for content easy. What good is great content if it can’t be found? According to Google, 90% of searches are taken from the first page. The Obama campaign understood that you have to be on page 1 to be found. For this reason, it created simple Web sites with the URLs of popular search items to increase the likelihood that they would appear at the top of the search results.The ease of navigation was an important issue in developing brand for the Obama campaign. In any campaign, something happens beyond the candidate’s control. Sometimes these happening derail campaigns. In 2004, the “Swifties” derailed John Kerry’s campaign because he did not have a means to control in the negative information flow. In March of 2008, with the nomination seemingly in the bag, the issue of Jeremiah Wright appeared. This issue was enough to sink most campaigns. Because of his branding and his presence on social media, Barack was able to offset this.The opposition created videos criticizing Obama. The campaign replied by releasing videos that used the same tags so that its positive response could be found when people searched for the original. The campaign understood that most people on YouTube use “related videos” to find what to watch. By mimicking tags, people were more likely to find the Obama response alongside the original critique. The campaign understood that more than one-third of the public does not distinguish between organic search results and paid search ads. It aggressively purchased search ads to increase the likelihood that users would be driven to friendly information.An important reason why the Jeremiah Wright issue did not destroy the Obama campaign is that Barack knew what people were thinking because his own interaction and presence on the different sights. To derail the controversy, Barack knew a major speech on race had to be given. In his speech, Barack knew exactly what had to be said to derail the controversy. Barack’s social media strategy allowed him to communicate with the public in real time. He was able to turn a real negative, into an absolute positive.There is no perfect product. Something will always go wrong with any brand. With a social media presence, a marketer can find out what people are thinking. A marketer can understand problems in their early stages. Social media allows a brand to communicate directly to customers and to control the situation when bad things happen.The Obama campaign was able to brand successfully because the campaign understood the importance of mobile devices. The use of mobile devices is a critical element in a modern branding strategy. The Obama campaign realized that 90% of Americans are within 3 feet of their phones, 24 hours a day. People read 90% of their text messages, while ignoring their email. Mobil phones and text messaging allowed Barack to reach and converse with his supporters any time any place. A 2006 study by the New Voters Project found that text message reminders helped increase turnout by 4% at a cost of only $1.56 per vote, much less than the cost of a door to door canvas. The conventional get out the vote techniques cost approximately $20-$30 per vote. These metrics have great relevance to marketers as they seek to create a brand among their customers.The Obama campaign was able to target important touch points with voters at a time when voters were making their voting decision. This has great relevance to modern branding. Because of the social media platforms, the Obama campaign was able to closely target voters. The Obama campaign was able to track the success of each email, text message and Web site visit, capitalizing on the analytics that are inherent in digital communications. Each ad and e-mail was created in multiple versions (different headers, buttons vs. links, video vs. audio vs. plain text) to test what worked and what did not. The campaign developed more than 7000 customized emails, tailored to individual prospects, and made real-time improvements to its outreach materials. Adjustments were made daily to improve performance. This targeting allowed much conversion from McCain to Obama during the campaign.This is analogous to touch points for a marketer and it is critical to a branding campaign. A marketer has to know the precise time at which a buying decision is going to be made. To a marketer this is known as The Consumer Decision Journey. There is a proliferation of media and products and this requires marketers to find new ways to get their brands in the minds of their customers. Social media branding has created a more targeted customer. Social media has allowed a marketer to know precisely at one point the consumer buying decision is going to be made. In times past the consumer buying decision was (1) Consideration of the brand, (2) Evaluation of the brand (3)Buying the brand. Social media has created newer touch points. The consumer buying decision is now:• Consider the brand
• Evaluate the brand
• Buy
• Enjoy
• Advocate the brand
• Bond with brand (a friendship is developed, conversation is made, and a brand is created.Marketers should study the branding of the Obama campaign. A man who began with no brand, was quickly defined in the minds of the American public. He did the defining. During a speech, Barack said that “only in America can a “skinny, black kids, from Chicago, with a single parent become President”. It can also be said that only in the New Media age can a brand be created almost overnight at very little cost.Dean Hambleton

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Value of an Internship Abroad

With unemployment combined in all Western countries being as high as ever before and one country after another being threatened by bankruptcy, more and more young professionals are looking for employment and internship opportunities abroad. Asia, being one of the only still thriving economic areas is becoming increasingly popular for foreign work forces. Within Asia, we can identify certain zones that are standing out as “being on an other level”. Hong Kong is one of those places. Hong Kong is known as the place where “east meets west” and enjoys great popularity among Western businessmen. The mix of Chinese cunningness and Western precision seems to be on the spot.

Already several years ago Chinese newspapers were writing articles about foreign interns “flocking to Greater China” (China Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) for internship positions. Internships have always been a great opportunity to gain new work experience and an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical field. Doing an internship abroad takes the entire experience to a whole new level.

Hong Kong’s culture can be challenging. Many renowned Sinologists have written in the past that the more you learn about Chinese culture and customs, the less you will understand them. And yet lots of foreign students and interns are drawn to Hong Kong every year to study, do an internship to boost their CV, or even set up their own start-up company. More and more attempt to find employment in this exciting city, gradually building a connection between the East and West, acting as a link between the two Worlds.

Finding an internship in a foreign country can be quiet challenging, especially since the competition is quiet tough. Students looking for internship opportunities in Hong Kong usually need to have some local knowledge or connections in order to be able to find an internship position. This is the reason why in recent years Internship Agencies have become increasingly popular, helping students not only to find enriching job and internship opportunities, but offering all inclusive packages including housing, business lectures, networking events and excursions.

I have done an internship in Hong Kong myself and highly recommend everyone to seek the challenge as well. As an intern in Hong Kong you get to know the Chinese way of doing business, mixed with a pinch a Western influence. If you are looking at an international business career, this experience will help you start understanding the Asian business world. And of course you boost your resume and build your international network of professional colleagues to give your future career a kick-start! Furthermore, if you manage to acquire some Chinese language skills during your stay, you surely will be ahead of the competition!


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Why An Online Business Is Popular

The internet (web) gave a significant contribution to entrepreneurship and the business world. In today’s world, trading stocks, shopping, reading news, communicating, conferencing and paying the bills can be done online with just a click of the computer mouse button. The Web also provided opportunities for people to create online businesses rather than the regular retail business found on a public street. These types of businesses are easily accessible and starting one isn’t very hard. Online businesses are popular these days because people can easily start one up and gain a lot of benefits compared to the normal bricks and mortar retail business. These types of businesses can earn income with a flexible work schedule from the comfort of one’s own home.Unlike bricks and mortar retail businesses, an online business can be started for a small amount of capital. It also removes overhead expenses like salaries, bills, shop rentals and other expenses. Potential customers can be attracted through banner ads, pay-per-click advertisements and internet marketing. This is a huge advantage rather than paying for flyers, TV, newspaper advertisements and other marketing campaigns. These types of businesses are usually managed by a single proprietor and the income earned will go directly to the owners’ pocket. Many retail businesses on the other hand are run by multiple business partners and the net profit has to be shared among them.With advantages you will gain as an entrepreneur, it is always important to research the type of business that you will venture into and learn more about it before making a decision which one to pursue. It is very important for you to know the initial requirements you need to plan for when starting an online business. Here are some tips and suggestions:1. A necessary first step is to research information about the niche and types of products available to offer for sale. Research on what products do electronic shoppers (e-Shoppers) demand in the current electronic commerce (e-Commerce) market. There are many categories to choose from, like fashion products, gadgets, home appliances, ski equipment, survival gear and other products. It is important to have a vast knowledge about a certain niche before you commit time and funds to that business.2. Make sure the inventory is readily available and plan how to offer products online. It is important to learn to take quality pictures of the product, proper product descriptions and decide on reasonable prices for products or services your business will offer. There are a lot of competitors out there so one should also think of promotions, coupons and other strategies to convince customers to buy your products.3. The next step is to find potential customers. Research various types of online advertising available and several ways to advertise via internet marketing. It’s important to consider the pros and cons of each before deciding to utilize one. It is recommended to build a customer list and inform them by email what are the latest sales on products available. The business owner should also create policies about the products that states the terms or warranties, shipping, user responsibilities and other facts.4. Customer satisfaction is a priority to an online business because people can ask for inquiries with just a click. It is a good practice to have a secure and user friendly email system or other way for customers to contact the business. Having a feedback system can help attract more customers and increase loyalty.There are many success stories to prove the popularity of online businesses. With the proper knowledge of the fundamentals and techniques anyone can start an online business and begin making money. The fantastic opportunities available to run a business from one’s own home shows why an online business is popular.

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Mobile Telecommunications – Local Issues at Stake

The advent of mobile telecommunication has no doubt been an improvement in every facet of life as it has solved the nagging communication problems that have existed for decades especially in developing countries. It is an unparalleled fact that communication, effective communication is a veritable tool that ensures success in family, business, religion etc. when telephone was invented by Alexander Graham bell in 1874, the whole world was agog considering its awesome nature.The world never knew that it was a tip of the iceberg when eventually mobile telecommunication was invented as a result of advanced researches on the work of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), an Italian scientist that first proved that radio waves can travel across the Atlantic. Since then, the radio waves become the precursor that synthesizes other products of technological importance. It is as a result of this advancement in research that we have several other communication technologies that were branded uniquely some of these include; Bluetooth technology that works based on radio wave and other communication means that work based on emission and reception of radio wave. Mobile telecommunication is also identified in this light. Mobile telephony has actually been in existence in developed and some developing countries. It actually becomes operable in Nigeria when the license was approved for a telecommunication giant in the year 2001.What followed was the erection of masts in the vicinities both commercial and residential areas. Urban areas especially are more much more involved as everywhere is dotted with high-rising masts belonging to one telecommunication giants or the other. Shortly after this period, there were raised eyebrows about the medical aftermath of these ‘death at alert’. It was reported that there are severe dangerous medical implications and side effects that are injurious to good health. It has been submitted that the telecommunication giant should have employed other means which are friendlier to health and environment than these masts which have been known to emit radiations that are carcinogenic. The reason there are less uproar as regards this in Nigeria, is because most people that live especially very closely to these masts are ignorant. They may not really understand the health implications.It is therefore in my opinion that, the combined efforts of everyone in the society, coupled with that of appropriate regulatory bodies can help make the situation better. Individuals especially in developing countries like Nigeria should also be more enlightened that everything is not about money or business as usual! It is therefore high-time we stopped the telecommunication companies from giving us a paltry sum of money in exchange for our sound health. The question still remains rhetorically that, are there no other methods to provide these services apart from the masts?

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Generating Better Business Ideas

Lifecycle of Management IdeasWhen evaluating the sustainability of lifecycle management ideas, it’s important to evaluate the ideas in the context of the company. Performance is more relative than absolute. For this reason, the success of business ideas can’t be replicated in every company. If ideas can be replicated, the competitive advantage is lost.The Role of the Business LeaderManagers with revolutionary business ideas usually have a different concept about authority and have a unique management style. These managers are dedicated to making the organization much different from when they started.For example, P.V. Kannan, CEO and Co-Founder of 24/7 Customer, a company that focuses on outsourcing, developed a company that managed email (before companies routinely used email communication). He ran into a lot of resistance when marketing the idea to business owners. However, companies use email routinely today, which makes Kannan a revolutionary leader (although the idea doesn’t provide a competitive edge any longer). Kannan also launched a call center in India and received a lot of push back. The call center currently has over 7,000 employees and is a huge success.Some business leaders aren’t confident there are many new business ideas in the marketplace. They believe that most leaders are taking existing ideas and tweaking them to improve success. Business ideas often go through cycles. What’s successful today may be obsolete several years down the road and then make a come back in 20-years.Recognizing Good Management IdeasEven the brightest leaders get confused about drivers and results. Management should invest time ensuring that data is independent and reliable. When testing the success of an idea, make sure the independent variables are truly independent and aren’t influenced by outside factors. If you don’t follow this rule, companies don’t have an accurate picture of what is driving the results.For example, Kannan was asked by a large client to develop two new customer service measures. Customer service representatives were now required to end the call by asking if there’s anything else needed and saying “have a nice day.” However, by measuring the impact of these changes, Kannan found the new changes didn’t make a positive impact. In fact, customers were annoyed by representatives prolonging the conversation and wanted to get off the phone quickly.Generating Larger Pools of IdeasWhen coming up with good ideas, it should be generated from a large pool of ideas. This way, management can throw out the bad ideas, and hone in on the most promising strategies. Employees developing the pool of ideas should come from a variety of business units. When everyone in the room comes from the same place, the organization may miss out on a truly great idea. Conformity in this process will only lead to short-term results. More diversity provides more opportunities for long-term results.Another challenge in implementing good ideas is taking the ideas from concept to implementation. As management teams go through changes, ideas often get lost in the mix and don’t see the light of day. Streamlining the process for rolling out new ideas will ensure the strategies aren’t sabotaged by unnecessary roadblocks.Rolling out revolutionary ideas can seem risky. However, having good research to support the new ideas allows leaders to make educated guesses when the outcome is risky. Taking calculated risks provides an opportunity to win market share and boost long-term results. When planning new ideas, management should think outside the “boom and bust” cycles and build capabilities that have the potential to provide a competitive advantage for years to come.The Future of Management Practices and ThinkingGenerating the best business ideas to create long-term success will require a higher degree of attention paid to daily events. Managing daily activities more efficiently will continue to drive better performance and revenue. Management need to change practices to become more accountable for results. Companies also need to develop new ideas that will keep pace with the changing marketplace. Executives of the future will need to focus on ideas for generating better data and improving the accuracy of decisions.Resource:Bridget Finn. “The Life Cycle of Great Business Ideas” Booz & Co, September 2008.

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Poker Finance – An Ocean of Ideas on Poker to Make Money

Poker is a very popular game among the card players. Since long it has been played by people only as a game but in recent times, it has got monetary values when played professionally. Poker finance basically talks about the monetary aspects of poker. There are many online options to generate poker finance and hence bonuses. Online options can directly offer bonuses or take you to famous online poker rooms.These online finance options offer many bonus packages which can be used to earn further. Out of so many choices offered, you can select the best possible one that suits your style of play, risk quotient and proficiency level. Some of these packages doled out by finance sites are generous enough to get hefty earnings. There are also options of getting add-on bonuses while you play the game, if you intend to do so. This add-on along with your earnings from the game and bonuses go a long way in elevating your bankroll.Apart from a wide range of bonus options, these online finance sites have other good facilities such as, you can use them 24*7, they have experienced personals who can give trust worthy help while you play, staff who can suggest ways to correct your gaming strategies, etc. Also these sites have proper payment gateways which can be relied upon.Here you can build communities and can invite people sharing the same interests. You can earn money through this community building and can always grow the size of the group by referring it to friends. There are also privileges for special monthly packages and promotions. Different competitions are also organized where people make big checks when they win in an event such as gala in World Series of Poker.These online finance options have made internet poker a billion dollar industry which started in a very small concept. Over a period of time, various innovations like the concept of bonuses have put this business on a role.

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Finding Business Loans Online – Financing As Close As Your Fingertips

The Internet is the best place for the consumer to find extensive availability of loans, make an informed decision and apply without leaving their home or office. In the past, a prospective business owner had to physically go to a financial institution in person to apply for loans. At the bank or lending institution, they were given a sheaf of papers to complete and often wasted valuable time waiting around bank approval. This process was boring, time inefficient and daunting. Enter the better way: loans online. Courtesy of the Internet, the business entrepreneur can sit at home and go through the entire loan application process online, at any time of day or night. The consumer is offered choices and given the ability to check and compare multiple loan offers.There are various options to financing a small business, which is the purpose of this article, to assist in researching and securing loans conveniently. Depending on the development stage of your small-business idea, you will have different financing requirements than other small businesses.Can you create and customize a loan to suit your needs? One of the answers can be found at a website representing a company called simply Business Finance. This site can help you determine what specific sources of financing are needed, and how the requirements are related to the state of your small business both financially and growth-wise. Business Finance does give a variety of descriptions on the different classes of financing available for small businesses. This enables the loan applicant to better categorize the sort of options for which to apply. Serving as an intermediary for roughly 400 lenders, this website also provides a tool to assist in determining the amount of money you might need to borrow. Lenders will vary as far as loan requirements, but this website offers a description of lending requirements. Not your only source, but one of the best, this website has been focused upon creating opportunities in this relatively new market.The second company that is also greatly beneficial in helping to shop and create financing packages is supported by America One Unsecured Loans. This company specializes in start-up and fast-track loans. A small business entrepreneur seeking money in the form of an unsecured loan can find this an indispensable source to assist with financing needs. At America One, they seem to understand just how frustrating it is to find financing and complete a loan in today’s economic environment. Their specialty product is a signature loan that can be used for any purpose, with no collateral required. Approval is based upon current credit standing.This online resource does offer a very fast turnaround time in regard to approval or denial so that if your need is time-sensitive, an answer is fairly immediate. The turnaround time as listed on the website is one to three days. Once approved, this America One Unsecured Loan can be in the form of unsecured debt, and collateral such as equity in a home may not be needed.Remember that when shopping for small-business loans online, make sure that the financing fits your business requirements and plans for future development.

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