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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...

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What Is a Beneficial Interest?

The beneficial interest in a contract relates to the assets of other benefits granted to a given party by the terms outlined in the contract.

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 Tenancy at Will?

Most people tend to live within the premises of an apartment, condominium, townhouse, or what have you, based on a lease contract with the landlord, the actual person who owns the property. However, these contracts often have an expiration date wherein the person leasing, referred to as a tenant,...

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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 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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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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What Is Employer Negligence?

An employer has the obligation to ensure that the workplace is safe and that the rights of his or her employees are respected at all times. When an employer fails to deliver such rights, he or she can be accused of employer negligence. Such an offense is a violation of tort law and can be attributed...

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Danielle Chiesi, Raj Rajaratnam, Robert Moffat and 20 Others in Galleon Group Hedge Fund Scandal

Danielle Chiesi, Raj Rajaratnam, Robert Moffat and 20 others involved in Galleon Group hedge fund scandal.  The New York based Galleon Group was exposed for fradulent business dealings in October 2009.   Rajaratnam, co-founder of Galleon, and Chiesi, top executive at Galleon, went before...

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What Is Appurtenance?

An appurtenance is a term for something subordinate attached to a more important thing. For example, the equipment consisting of miscellaneous things needed for a certain operation or sport, like the rigging or tackle of a ship, is an appurtenance. Appurtenances can either be physical or intangible...