Archive for October, 2016

Secondary Market Investment Via the Independent Stock Market Helps You Raise Capital

October 11th, 2016

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 Real Estate Market Working Through Tough Housing Market Challenges

October 11th, 2016

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

To Market, To Market. A Short Tour Of London’s Borough Market.

October 11th, 2016

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

JSB Market Research: Mass Notification Market – Global Advancements Market Forecasts and Analysis

October 11th, 2016

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 3.4.1.1 Need For Public Safety 3.4.1.2 Increasing Awareness For Emergency Communication Solutions 3.4.1.3 Requisite For Business Continuity 3.4.1.4 Growing Trend Towards Mobility 3.4.2 Restraints 3.4.2.1 Lack Of Regulation 3.4.2.2 Availability Of Sub-Standardized Solutions 3.4.3 Opportunities 3.4.3.1 Need For End-To-End Crisis Communication 3.4.3.2 Demand In The Energy And Power Industry Vertical 3.4.3.3 Cloud Computing 3.4.3.4 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