Whether it is your normal routine or you want to lure in business investors, the key point here is to trigger their desire and offer convincing proof of a prospective enhancement to their profits.
Somehow, you want your business to grow and expand. While this may seem an obvious thing, there are certain behaviours you must always avoid. Try as much as you can to create a favourable atmosphere within your business to attract funding from investors. With a financially stable business and a promising future, you can sit back and play your favourite online game with friends using your free spins as you watch your business grow.
Business Tips – Avoid These 7 Taboos at Your Peril
Here are 7 business tips to lure the right investors to your business. It would help if you never overlooked them.
- Never Propose To Every Financier within Your Business Database
While there may be many investors out there, not all mean good for your business. It would help if you researched what most individual investors do to follow their business tips and criteria. Note that investors are time conscious and emphasize particular businesses. Reaching up to every financier may limit your chances of understanding which one is likely to be helpful to your business. Pitching to anyone you see on the list is likely to negatively impact your status when you start looking for funding for your subsequent principal idea.
- Don’t Cold Call Every Investor to Request for an Appointment
According to various small business tips, it is always good to seek advice from the investor’s confidant. Further research shows that only 2% may result in an appointment of all the calls you make. Most investors will treat cold calls as spam. Also, in the current setting, many people consider telephone calls a huge disruption.
- Never Assume You Have the Answer to the Big Issue
Why would you want to assume things? It is always good to be realistic and sure when making decisions. Many businesses fail to qualify for funding due to their extremely limited upside. Most investors want to put their money in businesses exhibiting low-risks, enhanced-growth brands, and services for good returns.
Ensure your brand’s solution is research-based, and the issue should be worth resolving. In any case, consumers don’t find any reason for a fix; you shouldn’t expect investors to either. For instance, while people are finding techniques to utilize their mobile devices effectively, others saw the necessity of a remote control device for homes and developed a set of equipment to affordably preset security and temperature functions.
- Shun Industry Discussions
Besides adhering to the various business tips and tricks, listening and sharing ideas with other people is also important. Every business bears its unique terms. At their worst, you will find some terms bastardizing the connotation of certain words and discuss a sense of unwarranted pride. Of course, in a technical or medical field, certain phrases are applied for comprehensive communication. As a startup, you need to be cautious when learning how to apply the phrases correctly.
- Avoid Jumping Into an Already Packed Category
Various startup business tips will help you make the right decision, especially if you contemplate joining an already overcrowded business category. In this case, you must ensure that your business is unique. Within the overcrowded cupcake market, maybe the best way is to distinguish your brand from others by increasing the size a little bit, and hence, the difference.
Always have something that sets your business apart. For instance, how are you going to market your products differently? Make this point clear, particularly if your brand falls into the trendy group.
- Avoid Operating Devoid Of A Net
While others may be taking risks, you should never try that with the investor group. One of the best business tips is practising your pitch until slides aren’t necessary anymore. You can offer it anytime, and you can adjust it immediately, depending on your investor’s interest.
Make sure to analyze your tone within 5 minutes and also get into a 30-minute presentation. Get ready for any questions from your probable investor. The faster you provide precise answers, the higher the chances of luring the investor into your business idea.
- Don’t Allow Your Delivery to Disprove the Intent
The new market research areas include emotion analytics or the information relayed to others regarding the speaker. While you might be made to believe that you are earnest in your presentation, intelligent tone, innovative technology can read your expression and detect how exasperated you are.
Do you intend to be like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs or Elon Musk? It is until you give it a try that you will understand what it takes. The idea here is that if you want to go far with your investment plans, you should try as much as you can to avoid certain habits. As mentioned above, it all lies in being honest with yourself and working out things correctly.
Before we go, we would also like to answer any burning question about these business taboos. Would you mind letting us know about your past experiences and your feelings about the above-mentioned business tips? Your success is our success; let’s move together!
Edward is enthusiastic about assisting businesses, especially local firms, in developing a more personal online relationship with their consumers and prospects. While trading and market research is his strong USP, his expertise in finance works like an added charm to his credentials! He is a finance genius!
Achieve Greater Control of Your Assets with a Living Trust
Estate Planning is more about gaining control of your assets while you are alive than about one’s passing. A Living Trust (an Estate Planning tool) is one way by which individuals maintain control over their assets whilst alive and also have their wishes carried out when they pass on. It is called a Living Trust because it takes effect during the lifetime of the individual who set it up.
Indeed, the power of a Trust is in the control. A Trust left for a beneficiary will be held and managed by a Trust organisation and the assets could then be distributed to the beneficiary in a predetermined way.
The design of the Trust will ensure that other interested parties are unable to change the instruction of the creator of the Trust. With this arrangement, you are able to achieve greater control over what happens to your assets, providing greater security for the beneficiaries of the Trust.
A Trust also allows you to control how the assets in the Trust are managed, ensuring that only those that you specify can stake a claim to them.
A Living Trust can be revocable or irrevocable. A Revocable Trust can be revoked or amended, but an Irrevocable Trust cannot be changed once it is executed. The assets placed into a properly drafted Irrevocable Trust are permanently removed from the Estate of the individual. They are therefore not considered part of the Estate and will not be subject to estate taxes in the event of the creator’s demise.
In addition to estate tax savings, a Living Trust can offer you tremendous flexibility and efficiency. It can hold the money for your minor children until they are responsible enough to manage the money themselves. If you cannot trust your children or any other beneficiary with the responsibility of managing your assets after your demise, the Trust can address this concern. The trustee can do so by holding the assets in trust for the Settlor’s lifetime and only distribute it to the beneficiary as stated in the Trust.
Placing your assets in the Trust during your lifetime instead of a Will also helps you avoid probate. A Will that is probated as well as other information relating to the assets listed in the Will becomes a public record when you pass on. In contrast, a Living Trust is a private document and the assets listed in it will not be exposed to the general public.
The added benefit of a Living Trust is its usefulness during your lifetime in the event that you become incapacitated. You can arrange for a Trustee to manage the Trust assets on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
Does a Living Trust sound like a good fit for you to gain control of your assets while preparing to gift these assets to a beneficiary? If so, consider reaching out to FBNQuest Trustees. We can help you create a Living Trust agreement that outlines how the Trust assets are to be managed and distributed.
Our team will also walk you through the process of transferring assets to the Trust. The process may take less time than you think.
C&I Leasing Drops Centurion Registrars Limited
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
Centurion Registrars Limited has been dropped as the registrar of C&I Leasing Plc, a statement from the company has confirmed.
Centurion Registrars was replaced by C&I Leasing with Cordros Registrars Limited, a notice signed by the company secretary, Mbanugo Udenze & Co, stated.
It was disclosed that the appointment of the new registrar became effective from January 1, 2022.
“C&I Leasing Plc hereby notifies Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), its shareholders and the investing public of the appointment of Cordros Registrars Limited as its Registrars, share registration and data management service provider.
“Cordros Registrars Limited replaces Centurion Registrars Limited and takes over the register of members of C & I Leasing Plc effective January 1, 2022,” the disclosure stated.
C&I Leasing is one of the companies trading its shares on the Nigerian stock exchange. It provides both operating and finance leases and other services.
Its principal activities include the extension of structured operating and finance leases to the productive and other sectors of the economy.
The company was established in 1990 as a private organisation but was converted into a public company listed at the Nigerian stock exchange in 1997.
The Ghanaian subsidiary of the group; Leasafric Ghana Plc is the largest provider of fleet management services in Ghana.
The fleet management, which is managed along with the Hertz car rental franchise in Nigeria, is adequately supported by C&I leasing’s own service centre and their Citracks Telematics solutions making the fleet management business a one-stop brand for fleet management services.
Over the weekend, in a chat with newsmen, its chief executive, Mr Ugoji Ugoji, said the firm was planning to explore opportunities in the digital space to grow its revenue on a sustainable basis despite the pandemic.
He also stated that C&I Leasing will retool its fleet business and focus on vehicle fleets due to increased opportunity in the space.
Nigeria’s December 2021 Inflation Jumps to 15.63%
By Dipo Olowookere
For the first time in nine months, the inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 15.63 per cent year-on-year in December 2021, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday stated.
In the previous eight months, the inflation rate in Nigeria had slowed, declining to 15.40 per cent in November 2021, according to the stats office.
In the report released today, the NBS said when compared with the corresponding period of 2020, inflation, which is a measure of the consumer price index (CPI), moderated by 0.13 per cent as it stood at 15.75 per cent a year ago.
The stats office further disclosed that increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded the headline index and on a month-on-month basis, it rose by 1.82 per cent last month, 0.74 per cent higher than the 1.08 per cent recorded in November 2021.
In addition, the percentage change in the average composite CPI for the 12-month period ending December 2021 increased by 16.95 per cent from 16.98 per cent over the average of the CPI for the previous 12-month period recorded in November 2021 down by 0.03 per cent points.
As for urban inflation, it increased by 16.17 per cent (year-on-year) in December 2021 from 16.33 per cent in December 2020, while rural inflation jumped by 15.11 per cent in December 2021 from 15.20 per cent in December 2020.
On a month-on-month basis, the urban index rose by 1.87 per cent in December 2021, up by 0.75 the rate recorded in November 2021, which stood at 1.12 per cent, while the rural index also rose by 1.77 per cent in December 2021, up by 0.73 the rate that was recorded in November 2021, which was 1.04 per cent.
Business Post reports that in the period under review, the composite food sub-index rose by 17.37 per cent compared with 19.56 per cent a year ago, indicating a decline by 2.19 per cent.
The NBS attributed this to moderation in the prices of bread and cereals, food product, meat, fish, potatoes, yam and other tuber, soft drinks and fruit.
On a month-on-month basis, the food sub-index increased by 2.19 per cent in December 2021, up by 1.12
Per cent from 1.07 per cent recorded in November 2021.
It said the average annual rate of change of the food sub-index for the 12-month period ending December 2021 over the previous twelve-month average was 20.40 per cent, 0.22 per cent lower than the average annual rate of change recorded in November 2021, which stood at 20.62 per cent.
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