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How to pitch an idea

The Do’s and Don’ts: How to Pitch an Idea To Investors

If you’re going to pitch an idea to investors in hopes of raising startup capital, there are a few things you should know to make the process run smoother. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of how to pitch an idea to investors. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Adequate Capital Many entrepreneurs assume it’s easier to…

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Startup Capital

5 Ways To Acquire Startup Capital For Your Small Business

#1) Personal Savings Consider dipping into your personal savings for startup capital. Being that it’s your own money, you don’t have to worry about interest rates, payment terms, collateral, or other stipulations that commonly go along with venture capital. Even if you don’t have all of the funds necessary to start your business, using some your…

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Gold, Silver Hit Multiyear Lows; Greenback Rises By BLOOMBERG NEWS IBD Posted 10/31/2014

“The recent slump in precious metals has not dampened Intrepid’s enthusiasm in them; we see it as a terrific time to buy!” IEG Partner Gold and silver slumped to the lowest since 2010 Friday as the dollar strengthened after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly boosted stimulus and the Federal Reserve ended asset purchases this week….

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Writing a Business Plan that Gets Notices

Writing a Business Plan that Gets Noticed

Who Needs a Business Plan? One of the most important steps when applying for business funding, is designing a well thought out and comprehensive business plan. In fact, your business plan is the single most important document when creating a new business. Companies do not always fail because of a lack of money or resources….

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Arlington Chamber will school students on starting their own businesses

Washington Post         By Kathy Orton October 12 The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is now offering a program for middle and high school students to teach them how to become entrepreneurs. The chamber has partnered with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a national initiative started 10 years ago that has spread to 30 states…

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European Banks Being Put To The Test, Literally

European finance regulators are preparing to release the results of a “stress test” conducted on some 150 banks and lenders. This test is intended to gauge the strength of their balances and to determine whether or not they can survive with the region’s struggling economic state. Regulators plan to disclose the test results this Sunday…

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A Narrative Debunked

As the completely in-competent Obama Administration lumbers on, applying one losing solution to our pathetic economic growth after another, our failed-recovery can hardly continue to be beamed on President George W. Bush! A Narrative Debunked Growth: For years now, the Obama administration has excused the slowest economic recovery in history as a result of the…

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China’s Central Bank To Inject Funds Into Smaller Banks

The People’s Bank of China announced earlier this month that it would inject 200 billion yuan ($32.7 billion USD) into nearly two dozen smaller banks. This move reportedly aims to help the joint-stock banks with end-of-the-year liquidity, while simultaneously boosting the nation’s economy. The banks to receive the funds, including China Guangfa Bank Co. and…

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The Pros and Cons of Angel Investors

  Angels have become an increasingly popular source of venture capital over the past decade. The term “angel” — when used to describe investing — usually refers to successful business individuals who are investing their own personal funds for a startup businesses. There are pros and cons to seeking Angel Investors and we’ll go over…

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Fantasy Sports Startup FanDuel Raises $70 Million

Fantasy Sports Startup FanDuel Raises $70 Million The Web-based fantasy sports startup, FanDuel, announced last month that it had raised more than $70 million in investor funding, reaffirming the growing trend of fantasy sports leagues. According to the company’s CEO Nigel Eccles, some 41 million people throughout the world participate in fantasy sports. FanDuel’s latest…

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Banks Are Lending Less

Why Banks Are Lending Less

It’s been six years since the financial crisis of 2008, yet banks are still reluctant to lend money. To put the problem into perspective, U.S. business loans of $1 million or less have declined by 13% from 2007 to 2011, and the total amount loaned declined by 19% (inflation taken into account). Banks make their money…

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Event hosted by the publishers of Diplomatic Connections Magazine

On September 18th, two of Intrepid Executive Group’s Partners took advantage of a beautiful event hosted by the publishers of Diplomatic Connections Magazine – a publication dedicated to the confluence of diplomacy and business. The Partners took advantage of the reception – held at the prestigious Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. – to enjoy informal…

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