The 80’s was the start of the bull market economy. You could invest your money in bonds which were paying out at a flat 15% interest rate, risk free. It was a good time to invest in companies because the corporations were forced to compete with 15% rates to be more efficient and investing their capital wisely.
Winding the clock forward to present day, the federal reserve have been printing money excessively and have been giving corporations access to cheap loans. As a result, companies are over valued through stock purchases, share buybacks which means they are not investing in their future growth. The over supply of money printing is reshaping the global economy which is non sustainable and there is now too much corporate/ private debt. Read more →
Wind energy is the motion of air molecules driven by the Earths rotation this causes difference in atmospheric pressure. The term “wind power” describes the air flow that generates mechanical power.
Wind Power Technology
We have been using wind power for various reasons since ancient times. In the Middle East, buildings have been specifically constructed to act as windcatchers for ventilation. Windcatchers can be used to manage airflow in and around buildings and harnessed in different ways: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional. The construction of a windcatcher in architecture depends on the direction of airflow at that specific location.
Further developments in wind power technologies has allowed us to build larger, robust equipment. This has enabled humans to explore far off lands through ship building and prosper through agriculture – wind mill technology. Read more →
Every project is different so it is not possible to compile an exhaustive list of project funding risk or to rank them in order of priority. What is a major funding risk for one project may be quite minor for another. One can discuss the risks that are common to most projects and possible avenues for minimizing them. However, it is helpful to categorize the risks according to the phases of the project within which they may arise: (1) the design and construction phase; (2) the operation phase; or (3) include both phases. It is useful to divide the project in this way when looking at project funding risks because the nature and the allocation of risks usually change during and between constructions.
In our “writing a business plan” article, we highlighted “managing risk” in a bullet points because it’s an essential element in your business plan. This article explains further why we feel that this (managing risk) is another factor to consider when writing a business plan. Strictly speaking, these aren’t the only risk assessments your company should undertake but it is a small guideline to show you how one factor can possibly effect the other.
Since Brexit (UK exit from the EU) the worlds markets are looking very uncertain. The Pound is weak against the Dollar and Euro thus creating instability and a knock on effect to other EU countries. Staying afloat is the first thing that every CEO worries about.
Commercial developments can cost millions to purchase or build thus potentially command huge rental incomes. Despite the upside and potential revenue which projects can generate through commercial transactions, funders most prefer to help those that have flourished or have some equity in place. This makes it rather difficult for startup development companies to get the necessary seed funding.
Different health related businesses require flexible healthcare project funding solutions to meet growing demands for the growing industry. Key sectors in the healthcare industry that need funding includes:
You might agree that writing a business plan can be challenging. Business plans are “projected” 3-5 year road map that outlines where you intend to take your company. From humble beginnings your idea might be to grow, make money, manage risk and sell the business when hitting retirement age. Below we outline major parts of a business plan that makes an impact with our funders.
Knowing how to structure and write an effective business plan is key to get your project seen by any funder. The business plan template written below can be used for any business be it for a large project or for a small business. It is worth time, money and effort paying out for a professional who provides a business plan service. They ‘go with a fine tooth comb’ and iron out mistakes and see areas where plans can be improved.
How To Write A Business Plan
We previously wrote about the importance of writing an eye catching executive summary. Writing a business plan that is packed with credible sources, factual information and relevant illustrations that best represents your business model. Our business plan template has been written from a startup prospective. If you are in the position of growing or expanding your business, you can refer back to this in time and see the developments and reassess your goals.
There are some common core elements to put into a business plan (eg; Company information and team, marketing plan and SWOT) It’s a good idea to structure the business plan with different titles per page and provide the lender as much detail about your project. Don’t be shy or hold back, this may count against you as they need to know everything. Every funder who reads a business plan wants to know how your business project can benefit people, how you plan to make money to pay them back (and what you can offer them) They can determine a projects value by using accounting skills, financial ratios and risk equations. It might be worth considering that if your project does involve patent technologies that aren’t currently registered, to do this before applying for funding.
Years ago, the petroleum industry relied on rig counts to drive energy prices forward to see rewards in pure crude oil and natural gas trading. Today they remain key drivers of industry growth despite a slowing economy, a need for greener technology and the market becoming more complex in general. Thus said, there is still a high number of wells drilled and enough oil in the mature oilfields to see through the next 40 years. Corporations have to change their methods to include technological advances through research to help find new opportunities in the market.
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