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33 Ways to Fund Your Startup Business

No matter what the economic situation, someone somewhere, eyes bright with potential, is looking to start a new business. Funds are often the biggest hurdle to what could otherwise be a lucrative opportunity. Here are some ways - traditional and/ or creative - to raise money for your startup...

How a Dollar Is Made (Literally)

How a Dollar Is Made (Literally)

People spend their lives trying to figure out how to make money, but do they know how money is literally made? You might be surprised to discover what materials involved in money production and how long it takes to actually turn a bill into the form you recognize and use on a daily basis. Here is...

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What Is a Profit Model?

A profit model is a framework that a business follows with the aim of making money out of its endeavors. In order for a business to actually make a profit and succeed, it needs to have a clear profit model right from the beginning. A profit model will include certain elements that will help ensure...

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Is There an Expiration Date for Checks?

Technically, checks do not expire. Even if they are dated, they can still be cashed as long as the bank account funding the check has enough money. There is such a thing as a stale dated check, however. A check is considered stale dated when the date written on the check is more than six months...

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Top Five Places to Buy Checks Online

Running out of checks is a huge inconvenience and searching the Internet for a quick replacement is no easy job. Any account holder knows full well the last place to purchase checks are banks as banks charge nearly double what most check printing companies do. As with most purchases, be warned...

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What Is Situational Poverty?

Poverty is defined as the situation wherein one is extremely poor. There are different kinds of poverty, situational poverty being one of them. Situational poverty occurs when an individual or a group suddenly faces poverty because of external circumstances and is usually a temporary situation....

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Top Ten Most Lucrative Career Paths

If you're stuck trying to choose a career path, why not consider one of the 10 career paths with the most potential for high earnings. Below, we've listed the ten most lucrative career paths. This does not necessarily mean that an entry level job will be lucrative, but it does mean that as you...

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What Is a Simple Contract?

A simple contract is a verbal agreement between 2 individuals or entities. The agreement may be written or oral. A contract details the transaction that is to occur between 2 parties. Such details include what goods or services are exchanged under a certain price or what promises are made under...

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What Is Racketeering?

In a nutshell, racketeering is an illegal business scheme set up by a group with the goal of making a profit. Activities can include bribery, sexual exploitation of children, and illegal gambling—though there are much, much more. For example, the group may be involved in theft, fraud or extortion...

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Exxon Mobil Reports Quarterly Resuts; Profits Fall by 66%

The world's largets oil company Exxon mobil reported a 66% drop in profits in the second quarter. This was, according to the company officials, due to a steep fall in oil prices in the last year. The company reported that its net income was $3.95 billion ( 81 cents a share ), a sharp fall from...