You have built up your company over the years as a private enterprise. It has a solid bank balance and a reliable profit margin that has enabled you to get to a stage where you wish to retire. Now you are looking for a buyer. Well you know that pre tax profit over the last five years has amounted to $20mil, the assets in the factory in terms of machinery and instrument cost you $50 mil over the years, some is a bit antiquated but it all works, the you have other assets worth another $500,000 (Desks, computers, cars and the like) You have a debtor’s book of $3 million being mostly less than 90 days. A bank balance of $220,000. Staff who are hard working and honest. What is your business worth. If you were to set it up today with new equipment it would require $60 mill, Ok depreciate the equipment and cars…so maybe $45 million, Profit say half of the 20mil. The Bank Balance is yours so that doesn’t count, the debtor’s book you could sell for its face value or maybe discount it slightly for the trouble of collection. You would therefore expect to sell it for $45mill plus $10 mill plus $2.7mill = $57.7 mill. Sadly this is unlikely. Professional buyers of businesses won’t buy at that rate. They will discount it even further than you think and will probably start at $35 mill and may top out around $40 mill. This is because you are kind of trapped unable to sell your stock easily. When you do sell you will probably have to bite that loss as well as pay a business broker a commission. An Alternative is to sell it on the New York Stock Market. As you well know that is a very different ball game requiring no end of reports and filings and meetings. By the time you are listed you will have used up a million dollars in fees and costs and spent six months at least in interminable and boring and repetitive meetings. But there is now an alternative in Secondary Market Investment via the Independent Stock Market. It puts you, the seller in contact with genuine investors who will enable them to realize a market value for the company that is actually approaching the market value. This may be done by a public company actually purchasing your company with shares in its own….(it issues more shares to cover the cost of the purchase) and this allows purchased company to become a stock traded on the NYSE. Choosing this option will enable you to achieve a truer value for your company without having to sell off at a discount. If you wish to realize some of the equity you have put in over the years the ISM may be the way to go. They have genuine investors looking for a safe reliable home for their cash and are quite willing to give you the assistance you need to get yourself a realistic value for your business. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1147429&ca=Finances
In the current economic downturn the need for ready cash has never been greater. Even thriving businesses need cash to keep their doors open, the stock rotating and the business growing. Growth costs money as do stock buyouts or take over’s of other companies. So what does one need to raise cash easily? Well the conventional method involves a lot of paperwork. A healthy balance sheet, audited profit statements showing a consistent history for as long a period as you can (3 years is ideal as that is the minimum for listing on a stock exchange). Then you need to draw up comprehensive and workable plans, budgets and the like. Then of course your Bank manager will tell you that he will fund an overdraft, at huge interest but selling capital is not what they do. To get a permanent investment you need to find a venture capitalist. Now these guys are around, usually very well off because they are hard eyed businessmen who venture their capital only where they are absolutely certain of making a healthy return. As part of the deal you will find you have taken their money, given up shares and voting rights on your board plus you might have mortgaged your house and sold your children into slavery giving the ‘belt, braces and tie around the middle’ that they want to lend you the cash. There is no ways they are going to lose a cent. Now in many instances that is fine. If you secure capital from a Venture Capitalist you are probably a sound investment, so why bother with them and rather get yourself listed on the Stock Exchange. Well the requirements for listing on the exchange are very stringent. Very strict regulation controls entrance and, for a start you will need at least 3 to 4 years profit history, audited, budgets and plans and an awful lot of cash to put up to fund the establishment of the share register, the issuing, the publication of the prospectus and so on. Depending on your size you might find yourself forking out a million or two and losing 6 months to a year in the preparation. If you have the cash available and the time to spend then great, you may find yourself the president of a listed company. And then you will be fully involved is the hurly burly of corporate life, dealing with stockholders and the like. But that may not be what you signed up for. You own a successful company manufacturing and marketing widgets which are in huge demand, but you need cash now to put a new line into production, and anyway this is what you do, you dress casually and you are good at knowing the shop floor, the lines that are selling and your customers. This is where the Independent Stock Market gives you access to Secondary Market Investment and comes into its own. It can assist you find investors in your business without the long and tedious paper work and endless meetings with attorneys and accountants. If you are looking for easy capital the Independent Stock Market may suit you. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1144883&ca=Finances
Gilbert Arizona May Have Seen the Bottom of the Housing Market Gilbert, Arizona may be moving past the bottom of the housing market and recovering from the real estate downturn that has plagued the Phoenix real estate market for over three years. Like the rest of the Phoenix housing market, Gilbert real estate has seen its share of challenges- high home inventory, slowed demand, the onset of foreclosure-related properties, and lower home values. But, Gilbert real estate is a brighter spot across the Phoenix housing market. Indeed, indicators suggest that Gilbert may have seen the bottom in its housing market and that 2009 could be a stronger year for Gilbert in terms of residential real estate. Looking at inventory, pending sales, foreclosures, and closed sales data yield more insights for the Gilbert real estate market. Gilbert Homes Inventory May Be Declining Gilbert homes’ available inventory hit a low of 2,091 homes in September, the lowest point since February 2007. In terms of days on market or market time, Gilbert’s long-term graph points to a peak in April 2008 with a steady decline in days on market since that time. As well, the number of months of inventory, which peaked at 16.8 months in February 2008, steadily declined to a low of 5.7 months in September before rising again. The slower holiday season does impact these results. Overall, there are encouraging signs here that suggest that the worst is over for Gilbert in terms of inventory trends. Stronger Buyer Demand In respect to homes under contract for purchase or “Pending” or homes under contract for purchase, Gilbert has consistently outperformed 2006 and 2007 since April of this year when the curve seemingly “broke out.” In December, Gilbert had 311 homes currently under contract vs. 220 a year ago, a 40% improvement. Based on this data, the Gilbert real estate market looks well positioned to come out stronger in 2009 if buyer activity stays consistent with traditional Spring-time patterns. Foreclosures are Having an Impact Foreclosures and short sales to a lesser degree, are simply driving prices down which in turn is creating greater buyer interest in the market. Foreclosures (Real Estate Owned or “REO” properties) grew in 2008 to approximately 25% of sales in September from 8% of sales in January. Foreclosures appear to have peaked in August at a high of 30% of closed sales in 2008. Foreclosures will continue to impact the market and put additional pricing pressure on home sellers. However, as prices are forced down, buyer demand will inevitably increase. Sales Steady in 2008 Final closed sales give the most accurate historical picture of the strength of a real estate market. In this case, Gilbert edged out 2007 by approximately 9%. Gilbert home sales are estimated at 3,450 for 2008 compared to 3,158 for 2007. Gilbert Looks Stronger Moving Into 2009 Overall, Gilbert real estate appears to be in a stronger position moving into 2009. Based on the indicators mentioned above, Gilbert may have experienced the bottom in the market and be slowly working on a recovery. Broader economic concerns and employment layoffs could impact developments in the Phoenix real estate market and in Gilbert but to what degree is hard to say. If as many believe, the real estate market is what will lead the United States out of its current recession, then Gilbert may be showing initial signs of doing just that but at a micro-market level. About the Author David Lorti is a professional Realtor for RE/MAX Elite in the Phoenix real estate market. He holds a MBA and Certified Negotiation Expert designation and his insights have been quoted in numerous news outlets. His website, LortiHomesArizona.com, and blog, LortiHomesBlog.com, offer additional market insights on Phoenix Arizona homes. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=332568&ca=Real+Estate
There is nothing quite like the sights and smells of a bustling market. London’s Borough Market, located in Southwark, just a few minutes walk from Tower Bridge, literally smacks the visitor in the face with its abundance of culinary choices. Be it hard to find Indian spices, or the best bangers and mash in the country, all manner of exotic pleasures can be found at Borough Market. A long, long time ago… In 43ad Roman legions arrived at the south bank of the Thames on their way to the city of London and came across the early Borough Market. In order to reach the city, they needed to build a bridge to cross the river. The bridge they built was the first incarnation of London Bridge, and it is probably no coincidence that it was built nearby. Bridge building is hungry work. There has been a market in the area ever since. Changing times Having enjoyed a kind of renaissance in recent times, “London’s Larder” has tended towards more up market and exotic produce, and with prices to match. However it retains the feel of a village market, helped along by the locals who come here to shop for weekly supplies. Today the market is considered one of the countries most important retail centers for fine foods. Drawing over 70 gourmet food importers, organic farmers, world class bakers and butchers, it is a glorious escape from the masses of supermarket chains offering pre packaged, pre, prepared and pre processed food. It is also a key influence in the recent trend towards organic and locally grown produce. You can browse and “try before you buy” fresh ingredients for the nights dinner, or taste some of the international dishes on offer, as well as some home favorites. Sample cheeses ranging from mature and sharp to young and mellow, or line up for an organic falafel, but be prepared to queue for a while, such is their popularity. Open for business The market is open three days a week, from 11am to 5pm Thursdays, 12-6pm Fridays and 9am to 4pm Saturdays. Saturday is the busiest of all days and has an energy all of its own, where locals and visitors mingle and jostle for position in their claim for the last bottle of virgin olive oil, the perfect oyster or impossible to find anywhere else curry spice. Borough Markets history and swift progress is symbolic of London itself, and its frantic energy is representative of life in such a frenzied city. Borough Market is truly a little slice of London, where the ring of the nearby Southwark Cathedral bell blends with the roar of trains overhead and the shouts of vendors: “Organic sausages two pounds each. Get ‘em while they’re ‘ot”. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=185903&ca=Travel
Summary Emergency and mass notification software is no longer used simply to share a piece of information with a large audience speedily. Rather, it is a conduit for communication flows of various types. The Emergency Communication/Mass Notification Systems (MNS) are evolving significantly, to meet with the demands such as fast message delivery, message prioritization, which are arising out of the increasing emergency situations. Mass notification provides advanced communication technology which alerts the people about the possible danger and also guides them during the situation to be safe. Customers consist of large scale companies, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), educational institutions, healthcare companies, military organizations, emergency response teams and also government. The services provide notification to individuals or groups such as customers, employees, citizens, and government officials. Browse Full Report with TOC @ http://www.jsbmarketresearch.com/telecommunications/r-Mass-Notification-Market-by-Solutions-by-Applications-Global-Advancements-Market-Forecasts-and-Analysis-2013-2018-68972 Mass notification is considered as a necessity these days as it helps to promote public safety and avoid panic during natural calamities, terrorist attacks, crimes and other similar incidents. The technologies which are used in mass notification include communication systems such as Wi-Fi, IP Ethernet, satellite, radio frequency; Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and mobile applications. The vendors for MNS include companies such as IBM, United Technologies, Mircom Group of Companies, Tyco, Athoc and Cooper Industries. The mass notification market research report analyzes global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and best practices in this market. The report also analyzes market sizes and revenue forecasts across different regions as well as industry verticals.North America is expected to have the largest market share in the year 2013 which is succeeded by Europe.In 2013, the highest market share is accounted by hardware products, such as digital signage, speakers, in-building visual notification appliances, fire life safety solutions and paging systems. Furthermore, in 2018, it is expected that the market share of software and services will have comparatively higher market share. A few high growth markets are: Distributed recipient solutions- These are expected to have a higher market share in the next five years as the trend towards mobility and cloud computing is growing. Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR)- MNS will be deployed by enterprises mainly for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery application. The MNS will be used for day-to-day business operations along with BC/DR. Table Of Content : 1 Introduction (Page No. – 23) 1.1 Key Take-Aways 1.2 Report Description 1.3 Markets Covered 1.4 Stakeholders 1.5 Research Methodology 1.5.1 Key Data Points 1.5.2 Data Triangulation And Market Forecasting 1.6 Forecast Assumptions 2 Summary (Page No. – 28) 2.1 Abstract 2.2 Overall Market Size 3 Market Overview (Page No. – 31) 3.1 Market Definition 3.2 Market Evolution 3.3 Market Segmentation 3.4 Market Dynamics 3.4.1 Drivers 188.8.131.52 Need For Public Safety 184.108.40.206 Increasing Awareness For Emergency Communication Solutions 220.127.116.11 Requisite For Business Continuity 18.104.22.168 Growing Trend Towards Mobility 3.4.2 Restraints 22.214.171.124 Lack Of Regulation 126.96.36.199 Availability Of Sub-Standardized Solutions 3.4.3 Opportunities 188.8.131.52 Need For End-To-End Crisis Communication 184.108.40.206 Demand In The Energy And Power Industry Vertical 220.127.116.11 Cloud Computing 18.104.22.168 Growing Ecosystem By Partnership And Collaboration 3.4.4 Impact Analysis Of Dros 3.5 Value Chain 3.6 Regulations And Standards 3.6.1 Clery Act 3.6.2 Can/Ulc-S576 3.6.3 UL 2572 3.6.4 UFC 4-021-01 3.6.5 Federal Preparedness Circular 65 And 67 3.6.6 Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008 3.6.7 NFPA 72 3.6.8 ISO 22301 And 22313 Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1899108&ca=Business
Today, it is imperative that we all conserve money. Farmers in specific have recently been hit the most difficult through the recent few generations, and because of this many people are frequently on the lookout for a good offer. Farm tractors are an essential thing of a farmer’s gear and they really don’t come low priced-which unfortunately is why the market place for used farm tractors is booming.
So you happen to be in the sector for a used tractor, exactly where do you search? There are of course the classic stand-by-the categorized ads. The classifieds in your local newspapers is definitely one option, but most of these days it is very limited. With the introduction of the internet, you can now start looking for pre-owned tractors worldwide.
A instant browse on your preferred search engine will probably turn up a ton of agents ought to sell you a used tractor, but you first are required to make absolutely sure you understand or know what you’re getting into. Avoid sites that bill you hidden service fees, through time frame, these could increase up so much that you’d be far better off buying a completely new tractor. Marketers that market their used tractors via internet sites or auction sites are a wonderful choice. There is one dependable auction website that charges the seller fees, not you.
One outstanding way in hunting for the outstanding pre-owned tractor is the Used Tractor Price Guide. This 328-page book has universal information and facts about virtually all of the farm tractors that were manufactured from 1939 to 2003. The Used Tractor Price Guide explains forty-four assorted tractor makers and will most likely handle just about any tractor you end up wanting at. This price guidebook is a must have tool that will allow you to decide if a retailer is asking extremely much for a specific tractor.
Look and observe where the tractor is centrally located. If you locate one that is within driving distance of your place, request the seller if you can come and look at the tractor he or she is selling. A hands-on examination is worth its load in gold. Used tractors that seem beat up have probably not been cared for thoroughly. Check out the axles for indications of dripping seals. Seals are likely to be expensive to upgrade, and this will just be an additional expense to take into consideration.
Inspect the engine for any signs of repair or wreck. Most used tractors will most likely have signs of engine fixes; it’s inevitable for any machinery. You need to make any maintenance produced not sloppy-sloppy repairs are likely to necessarily mean that you will just have to have the motor fixed again in the near future. If the tractor has two pedals, try to make sure that both pedals definitely work. Also, you need a farm tractor that has a large front end, rather than a narrow one. Tractors with narrow front ends tend to instantly roll over on hills, creating injuries or even death.
People mostly only owned a tractor if they had a large tract of property to maintain. These days thanks to modern mass marketing and conveniently priced lawn tractors, everyone on the block may own one.
Today small tractors are designed with the idea of superb yard maintenance in mind. Attachments for the tractor vary from leaf vacuums to wood chippers to soil tillers. For those among us living in snow country snow throwers are an attachment available to make your lawn tractor even more useful.
Many garden tractors are also user friendly with an automatic transmission that makes it much easier to drive than traditional tractors. Most are available in traditional red and green however more and more colors styles and designs are appearing as the market continues to expand beyond rural communities. A wide range of tractors for the yard are out there and as the market expands to include more and more manufacturers competition is heating up and different colors and styles are rapidly popping up.
Thanks to the availability of the modern lawn and garden tractor yard work these days is a much happier chore than it has ever been. Anyone who has raked a lawn knows it is much less straining on the back muscles to vacuum leaves while you comfortably ride your lawn tractor.
Today people are busier than ever, constantly looking to find ways to manage their time to maximum efficiency. This need to save time combined with relative affordability has contributed greatly to the rapid rise of the lawn machines popularity.
If you should decide you are in the market for a tractor, begin by researching consumer evaluations and reviews as well as do price comparisons online. A compact tractor will be an investment in the range of anywhere from eight hundred to five thousand dollars, making it time well spent to enter the market well informed.
A tractor is a vehicle which is mostly used for the purpose of agriculture or construction. But in most cases, it is generally known to be used for farming purposes. There are various types of tractors available in the market and they are generally categorized as two-wheelers and four-wheelers. The main function of tractors is to provide power and traction so that the agricultural tasks become mechanized to a great extent.
Though the origin of tractors can be dated back to many years ago, there has been a massive change in design in the recently made tractors. Some of them have been made into four-wheel or eight-wheel ones and they have been fitted with hydraulic cylinders, which help to steer forward the power unit as well as the trailing unit.
The more recently designed tractors have seen replacement of wheels with a mechanism named steel reinforced rubber tracks, which is powered by hydraulic driving mechanisms. A large number of differences can be witnessed in the recent design with the classic ones. The modern tractors are so wonderfully designed that they are really very convenient to use for the farmers.
In the older tractors, the transmission design was mostly un-synchronized and as a result, an operator is needed to stop the tractor when he wants to shift from one gear to another. This hampers the speed and the control of the operator on the tractor.
In order to do efficient farming with the help of a tractor, a farmer is needed to have a greater control while working on the field. The modern tractors are quite efficient to give that power and control to the farmer on the field. The modern tractors also have electrical switches to operate.
Modern tractor manufacturers have a website and there they display the different tractors, which they are selling in the market. So, if you are interested in buying a tractor, you must do some basic research at the beginning. The availability of information on tractors on the Internet has made this process of research quite easier.
While doing the research, you must keep certain things in your mind. To begin with, you must first know the basic purpose of buying the tractor. Secondly, you must know the budget part of it. These websites can provide you online support free of cost. If you want to know more about the features of any particular product, you can leave a question and their sales representative will contact you shortly. He can explain to you in detail about the applications of the particular tractor, which you have decided to buy.
But when buying a tractor, you must prefer a company which has a service center in your town. This will ensure that you get a good after sales service anytime you need it.
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