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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has released its November Small Business Economic Trends report.  When polled, small businesses believe conditions are getting a little better — but just a little. The problem, the report suggests, is that small businesses need customers and sales more than anything.  When they get more customers and/or those customers buy more, small businesses in turn will be able to make capital purchases and do more hiring.  But until customers loosen the purse strings, conditions for small businesses will remain challenging. The Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.3 percent to ...
No Experience Necessary: Building Wealth Online | Business44.Com ...
One of the most accessible ways for anyone to build a solid income, regardless of their technical expertise or limited start-up budget, is through the Internet. According to veteran e-tailer Sydney Johnston, creator of , anyone with a computer and the ability to read and write can start a profitable online business – if they have the self-discipline to follow through. Johnston’s popular wealth-building plan advocates creating many small, niche-oriented web sites, each with a modest monetary target. Though individually, these sites may not generate substantial earnings, they each ... market research, surveys and trends
BCREA's Projection for Vancouver Real Estate | Vancouver ...
I recently attended a presentation by BCREA’s chief economist Cameron Muir  on the current conditions and future projections for Vancouver’s real estate market. It was very interesting. Here are the highlights, as per my notes -affordability is the largest challenge, rising rates and tighter credit -international migration equals population growth which is good for real estate which always performs in cycles. -Vancouver is a Gateway City and over the last 10 years the world’s gateway cities have performed the best. The Asia connection is positive. China is rising and our linkages to Asia – transportation, ... market research, surveys and trends


Managing Retail Inventory | How-to Guides for running your ...
For a retail manager, one of the greatest challenges is striking a balance between overstocking and running out of a product. Surplus inventory wastes valuable cash flow, consumes precious storage space and hampers a retailer's ability to analyze inventory movement. A retailer's success is often contingent on the ability to quickly determine what a hot-seller is so that the customers' demands can be met.  To start effectively managing your retail inventory, you should identify popular products and find out which ones are profitable — they're not necessarily the same thing. You ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Energy: Are Oil And Natural Gas Renewable? - Health Supreme
Unbeknownst to Westerners, there have actually been for quite some time now two competing theories concerning the origins of petroleum. One theory claims that oil is an organic 'fossil fuel' deposited in finite quantities near the planet's surface. The other theory claims that oil is continuously generated by natural processes in the Earth's magma. One of the world's leading advocates for the theory that hydrocarbons are renewable is Dr. Thomas Gold who contends that oil is not a limited resource, and that oil, natural gas and coal, are not so-called 'fossil fuels.' See: If hydrocarbons are ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Small businesses have flexibility to make big changes
Like most small businesses, Blue Buddha Boutique started as a one-person show, with Rebeca Mojica making and selling chain-mail jewelry. But Mojica, who created her first pieces eight years ago when she couldn't find a chain-mail belt she liked in the marketplace, soon saw a larger opportunity in selling chain-mail supplies to other jewelry-makers. So she adjusted her business model, launching an online jewelry supplies store that has drawn customers from more than 30 countries and propelled her company's annual sales to an expected half-million dollars. That's up 20 times from 2003, when Mojica started as a sole ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Bullion buyers bank on gold coins
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Apart from a New York City phone book listing, gold dealer Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, Inc. does no advertising. Lights are on all day because the shop sits in a basement. Yet MTB, as the firm is known, has never been busier. Every day, people find their way to the Manhattan store with one thing in mind: getting their hands on gold bullion coins, as soon as possible and as much as possible, before the financial Armageddon they fear renders the dollars in their pockets worthless. Welcome to the world of bullion coin investing, a business that has soared alongside the popularity of gold despite its ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Inventory Policy Incorporating Systematic Risk
investing in inventory. The direct incorporation of risk in the model in the context of the Capital. Asset Pricing Model avoids the shortcoming of exogenous ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
News Release: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Corporate Profits
Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2009, real GDP increased 5.6 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "second" estimate issued last month. In the second estimate, the increase in real GDP was 3.0 percent ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Forensic investing involves looking beyond the obvious. A normal investor acts like a watchdog, but a forensic investor acts like a bloodhound looking for red flags . Investors must look beyond the numbers on financial statements and dig into the corpse of a company or a mutual fund. The author and creator of Sherlock Holmes [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] said that "detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional way." Many investors and creditors are discouraged from using financial statements and the related footnotes because of their complexity. And, ...
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WikiAnswers - How does inventory affect taxes
if you possess inventory because a customer ordered it but did not make payment, the unpaid account can be written down less the value of the resale on the item - if the inventory has lost value over time (eg. electronics) then you may be able to claim some capital cost allowance (aka depreciation) - obviously, investing in inventory is a business expense and should be noted as such, so that it is likely your tax bill will be far lower in your business's first year(s). Overview: A solid system of inventory will make it possible to find the perfect balance between stock on hand and stock needed. If you are operating your ...
Question re; drop shipping
I have received several requests from websites who want me to do drop shipping for them. I don't know much about it, and I am wondering what's in it for me and how exactly does it work? What is a fair fee to charge for doing this? Do I mark up the shipping cost? I assume I have to provide photos to them to sell my products...I just want some general advice on how this works so I can decide it it's worth my time. Thanks. We get the same thing, and I'm sincerely interested in some of the more experienced answers on this. Our take on it is: - They don't want to hassle with maintaining inventory, keeping ...