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NatGas Climbs On Forecast For Colder Weather

BY BLOOMBERG NEWS-Investors Business Daily-December 15,2014 Natural gas futures rose the most in more than three weeks as weather forecasts for the end of the month turned colder, signaling higher demand for the heating fuel. Temperatures in the central and eastern U.S. later this month will be lower than previously predicted, according to WSI Corp….

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VCs have already invested $3B more in 2014 than they did in all of 2013

Article written by Ruth Reader, Contributor for Venture capitalists are�already surpassing last year�s investments in terms of dollars and are increasingly interested in�later stage companies, according to a new report by PwC/NVCA MoneyTree based on data from Thomson Reuters. The report says VCs have invested $33 billion dollars�this year, compared to last year�s total…

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Keys to Business Success from the Masters

Article written by Lewis Howes, Contributor of Entrepreneur It’s no secret, entrepreneurs aspire to achieve success by creating their own distinctive path and system. Several of today’s entrepreneurs can be viewed as pioneers who’ve separated themselves from the norm. If it seems you are pursuing something unconventional, remember, there’s nothing wrong in going this route….

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What do Investors Look for in a Successful Startup?

Article by Mark Peter Davis SeedInvest, a New York-based equity crowdfunding platform,�sat down with Mark Peter Davis, Managing Partner at�Interplay Ventures,�to discuss investing best practices, recommended startup due diligence, and common startup investing nuances. Here are the key takeaways from the discussion: Should you invest in a startup with a�huge market, an�incredible team, or�phenomenal technology?…

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SMALL Business Saturday

Results are mixed for Small Business Saturday, but 88 million shoppers participated. �IEG members think the future�of the campaign is bright! Small Business Saturday� Results: Independent Businesses Make Strong Statement to Start the Holiday Shopping Season By Business Wire Posted IBD 12/01/2014 14.9% Increase in Small Business Saturday Shopper Traffic Helped Offset Lower Average Consumer…

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Federal Reserve Pushes Banks To Store More Capital

The U.S. Federal Reserve proposed a new plan earlier this week would require eight of the country’s largest banks and financial institutions to aside a greater amount of capital in event of a financial crisis. It’s no secret that one of the factors contributing to the 2007-2008 economic meltdown was a lack of capital by…

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Cloud-Based Startup Prezi Raises $57 Million In Recent Round of Investor Funding

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most popular and widely used presentation software to date. Ever since it was first released back in 1990, it’s been the go-to choice for businesses, students and consumers alike. However, the startup Prezi is now edging their way into this market, with its presence bolstered thanks to a $57 million investment…

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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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