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Internet Marketing Consultants

September 27, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve Hughes.  I am the President of an online business services company (www.business-development-consultancy.com). I have recently diversified my operations and added a new online business to my portfolio and thought I would take the time to share it with you. Not necessarily for you personally but for you to share with anyone you might know that is looking for an excellent online business to sink their teeth in to. 

I invite anyone interested in a quality online marketing opportunity to review this link – http://professionalportfoliostevehughes.weebly.com/a-new-opportunity.html and contact me directly for further information. This may be something you or one of your contacts might be looking for? If so please feel free to forward this communication. 

Last week 3 3rd year university students all joined to earn money to help pay for their education, a former middle manager with a major company recently got involved as he was sick of job hunting. What about the millions of unemployed (and those looking over their shoulder) at further cut backs and layoffs – I don’t know about you but it’s worth a look.

This approach is an ‘Earn as you Learn’ opportunity whereby the applicants are provided with a business model to follow and they are immediately in an income earning position with zero investment. No sales are involved as everything is managed online – full training and support provided – this is an ideal opportunity for the young internet savvy entrepreneur to learn a real business in real life.

By offering to teach and support those who become involved I provide a free platform for entrepreneurs to get their start, as well as provide a legitimate career alternative for the many unemployed. I’d be pleased to hear from either yourself, or any of your contacts whom you think might be interested in chatting – I can provide further details to applicants.

The IPO Process

September 26, 2010

A company goes through a three-part Initial Public Offering transformation Business process: a pre-IPO phase, an IPO transaction phase and a post-IPO phase. The pre-IPO transformation phase can be considered to be a restructuring phase where a Company starts the groundwork toward becoming a Publicly traded company.

For example, since the main focus of public companies is to maximize Shareholder value, the company should acquire management that has experience in creating this. Furthermore, companies should re-examine their organizational processes and policies and make any necessary changes to meet Corporate governance and transparency requirements. Most importantly, the company needs to develop an effective strategic management for growth that can persuade potential investors of the profitability and future growth of the company.

The IPO transaction phase usually takes place before the shares are sold and involves the achievement of goals that will enhance the optimal initial valuation of the firm. The key issue with this step is to maximize investor confidence and credibility to ensure that the share issue will be successful. For example, companies can choose to have reputable Accountancy and legal firms handle the formal paperwork associated with the filing.

These actions will prove to potential investors that the company is willing to spend a little extra to have the IPO handled promptly and correctly. The post-IPO transaction phase involves the execution of the business strategies outlined by the company in the preceding stages. The company should not strive to simply meet expectations, but rather to beat those expectations. Companies that frequently beat earnings estimates are usually well rewarded financially for their efforts. This phase is typically a very long phase, because this is the where companies have proved to the market that they are a strong, consistent performer showing good growth.

 

Why Go Public?

September 26, 2010

Going public can raise a lot of money and being publicly listed also opens many financial doors:- 
Because of the increased reporting requirements, public companies usually get better rates when they issue debt, as they are perceived to be more secure.

  • A public company can always issue more stock as long as there is demand in the market. Mergers and acquisitions are also easier because stock can be included as part of the deal.
  • Trading in the open markets results in an increase in liquidity and this makes it easy to implement employee stock ownership plans, which can help to attract and retain key people.
  • Listing on a major stock exchange carries a degree of prestige as only those companies with strong fundamentals can qualify and list successfully.
  • An effective IPO Program guides companies through the IPO process, and secures any funds that may be required.
  • While there are some large and successful companies that are still privately-owned, most companies aspire toward becoming a publicly-owned company so that they gain another source for raising funds for operations and business expansion.
  • An initial public offering (IPO) represents a private company’s first public offering of equity to private and institutional investors.
  • This process is generally considered to be very intensive with many regulatory hurdles to clear.
  • While the formal process to produce the IPO is a well documented and structured process, the actual transformational process from a private to a public firm is a much more difficult one. 

What are some of the detrimental effects of The Monetary System?

September 14, 2010

There are many disadvantages to using this old method of exchange for goods and services. We will consider just a few here and let you add to this list on your own.

  1. Money is just an interference between what one needs and what one is able to get – it is not money that people need, it is access to resources.
  2. The use of money results in social stratification and elitism based primarily on economic disparity.
  3. People are not equal without equal purchasing power.
  4. Most people are slaves to jobs they do not like because they need the money.
  5. There is tremendous corruption, greed, crime, embezzlement, and more caused by the need for money.
  6. Most laws are enacted for the benefit of corporations, which have enough money to lobby, bribe, or persuade government officials to make laws that serve their interests.
  7. Those who control purchasing power have greater influence.
  8. Money is used to control the behaviour of those with limited purchasing power.
  9. Goods such as foods are sometimes destroyed to keep prices up; when things are scarce prices increase.
  10. There is tremendous waste of material and strain on available resources from superficial design changes for newer later fads each year in order to create continuous markets for manufacturers.
  11. There is tremendous environmental degradation due to the high cost of better methods of waste disposal.
  12. The Earth is being plundered for profit
  13. The benefits of technology are only distributed to those with sufficient purchasing power.
  14. Most important, when the corporation’s bottom line is profit, decisions in all areas are made not for the benefit of people and the environment, but primarily for the acquisition of wealth, property, and power

The greatest lesson we might learn could be that human beings free of debt, insecurity, and fear become much more amiable. No one will be out to sell anyone anything or to deprive another of possessions or money. In a resource-based economy, the basis for unhealthy human aggression will be outgrown. People will no longer be burdened by the nagging concerns that consume so much of our attention, such as mortgages, health care costs, fire insurance, and economic recession, the loss of jobs, recession, depression, and taxes.

With the elimination of these burdens and the removal of the conditions that create feelings of envy, greed, and competition, our lives would be far more meaningful. For the first time we may begin to know what it means to be human? As we enhance the lives of others, protect our environment, and work toward abundance, all our lives can become richer and more secure. If these values were put into practice, it would enable all of us to achieve a much higher standard of living within a relatively short period of time; a standard of living that would be continuously improved.

People would be free to pursue whatever constructive endeavour they chose without the economic pressures, restraints, and taxation that are inherent in the monetary system. By constructive endeavour, we mean anything that enhances the lives of the individual and others. When education and resources are available to all without a price tag, there will be no limit to human potential. With these major alterations, people would eventually live longer, more meaningful and healthier lives. The measure of success would be the fulfillment of one’s individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property, and power.

An Obsolete Monetary System

September 13, 2010

The money-based system evolved centuries ago. All of the world’s economic systems – socialism, communism, fascism, and even the vaunted free enterprise system – perpetuate social stratification, elitism, nationalism, and racism, primarily based on economic disparity. As long as a social system uses money or barter, people and nations will seek to maintain the economic competitive edge or, if they cannot do so by means of commerce they will by military intervention. We still utilize these same outmoded methods.

Our current monetary system is not capable of providing a high standard of living for everyone, nor can it ensure the protection of the environment because the major motive is profit. Strategies such as downsizing and toxic dumping increase the profit margin. With the advent of automation, cybernation, artificial intelligence, and out sourcing, there will be an ever-increasing replacement of people by machines. As a result, fewer people will be able to purchase goods and services even though our capability to produce an abundance of products will continue to exist.

Our present, outmoded political and economic systems are unable to apply the real benefits of today’s innovative technology to achieve the greatest good for all people, and to overcome the inequities imposed upon so many. Our technology is racing forward yet our social designs have remained relatively static. In other words cultural change has not kept pace with technological change. We now have the means to produce goods and services in abundance for everyone.

Unfortunately, today science and technology have been diverted from achieving the greatest good for reasons of self-interest and monetary gain through planned obsolescence sometimes referred to as the conscious withdrawal of efficiency. For example, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, whose function is presumed to be conducting research, into ways of achieving higher crop yields per acre, actually pays farmers not to produce at full-capacity. The monetary system tends to hold back the application of these methods that we know would best serve the interests of people and the environment.

In a monetary system purchasing power is not related to our capacity to produce goods and services. For example, during a depression, there are computers and DVD‘s on store shelves and automobiles in car lots, but most people do not have the purchasing power to buy them. The earth is still the same place; it is just the rules of the game that are obsolete and create strife, deprivation and unnecessary human suffering. A monetary system developed years ago as a device to control human behavior in an environment with limited resources. Today money is used to regulate the economy not for the benefit of the general populace, but for those who control the financial wealth of nations.

A Final Word on Up-Front Fees

September 10, 2010

A colleague of mine posted this in a forum as a follow up to the discussion on up- front fees so given my previous posting I thought it appropriate to share his remarks. It seems like this chap has every right to be dead against any form of up-front engagement fee – read on; 

‘’I get every side of all these messages. The fact is that by the time an entrepreneur is completed what he/she is to complete to show competency and legitimacy most of us are broke and so are our friends, relatives and neighbours (or at least do not want to put any more in). Then we get to the funding and have to cut through fraud, thieves and such to get (hope to get) to the real people. Then they want 10% good faith money or they want fees for due diligence’’.

‘’Few if any I have met in the past 3 years were willing to put up references, proof of funds, etc so we just trust our gut and pass. At some point we either take a leap of faith and possibly get burned, OR it works out. For me, as I said above, I have been burned 3 times with the last one for $250k because they neglected to put the money in an escrow but rather operating funds and then got sued by another investor, never revealed to us they were in a suit and then shut down’’.

I have been doing this for 30 years. The reason for such an increase in fraud is simple, black market funding. The banks are closed up in the lending department for the most part. So the parasites come out and start feasting on our honest intentions. Today, more and more people are going to seminars to learn how to become an entrepreneur’’.

‘’What they are not learning about is how to get funded OR they just do not have a good plan and the investors are now collecting fees to pay their expensive car payments and house notes that were simple to do prior to 2 or 3 years ago. I am not sure what the answer is. People seeking funding, have to face the fact that it will cost some money to further but how to keep from getting ripped off is an entirely different matter’’. 

As I said in my earlier note – entrepreneurs with zero operating capital are vulnerable to these types of financial terrorists. I have always maintained that an entrepreneur with a good idea needs some pre-seed capital to allow him or his representative to market the project within credible circles. He or She needs to be able to attend meetings or pay for their representative to attend on their behalf once interest has been acquired. To expect to sell yourself and your project, without any walking around money is dangerous, and usually guarantees failure and frustration.

A Different Approach – An Opportunity worth Sharing

September 9, 2010

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve Hughes.  I am the President of an online business services company (www.business-development-consultancy.com). I have recently diversified my operations and added a new online business to my portfolio and thought I would take the time to share it with you. Not necessarily for you personally but for you to share with anyone you might know that is looking for an excellent online business to sink their teeth in to.

I spent a considerable amount of time doing my research into this company and have found them to be excellent so I have become involved with their organization. With this in mind I have decided to share it with my contacts and colleagues around the world to see if this is something someone you know would be interested in this opportunity.

During the process I have decided to share my knowledge with young entrepreneurs who are looking for a quality online business – http://clubseabreezetravel.weebly.com/ – to apply your skills to. I am looking for young ambitious internet savvy entrepreneurial minded people with internet marketing skills and nowhere to apply them. 

The idea is for you to use your own internet marketing skills to market the following page – http://club-sea-breeze-travel.weebly.com/ and receive an attractive commission for every automated sale as a result of your networking – you don’t have to sell – the website is fully automated. During this time I offer support and mentoring if and where necessary until you are ready to either buy into this business, or, apply these real life skills to your own project. 

In effect it’s an ‘Earn as you Learn‘ approach as I do enjoy mentoring young professionals and really get satisfaction from sharing in your success. Having spent many years developing conventional businesses I have come across many talented young people with good skills and working in non creative positions. So I decided by offering participation in this way I offer much-needed income opportunities for those interested in making some money.

Anyhow take a look at the following 2 sites – this first one is strictly to do with the travel club membership

http://club-sea-breeze-travel.weebly.com/ – (in effect the primary product) and this 2nd one is the travel membership with an emphasis on the business opportunity – http://clubseabreezetravel.weebly.com/
These may be something you or one of your contacts might be looking for? If so please feel free to send this communication. I’d be pleased to hear from either yourself, or any of your contacts to whom you decide to share this with. Further details are available.