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How to Get Your Picture on Your Post Within a Google Search
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How to Get Your Picture on Your Post Within a Google Search

By on Sep 11, 2013 in From Find the Capital, Sales and Marketing, Videos | 0 comments

Article and Video by, Brent Virkus of Find the Capital So we all want to get noticed more in the search rankings. One great way to do so is to get your image to show up for your posts or web pages that show up on a Google search. These are the simple steps to accomplish this: Step 1 Set up a Google+ account. You can do so at the following link: https://plus.google.com Step 2 Go to the “About” section...

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Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal…
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Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal…

By on Sep 10, 2013 in Running Your Business, Videos | 0 comments

By Dave Lerner, Entrepreneur Fabrice Grinda is the founder of OLX, one of the largest classified websites in the world, and he’s very excited about the emerging digital markets Russia and Brazil. His company, which Grinda describes as Craigslist 2.0 for the rest of the world, is rapidly expanding there, and as a tech investor he’s putting money into startups from those countries, as well. “These are two of the hottest Internet markets in the world right now,” said Grinda, who notes that GDP growth is fueling similar growth in the digital sector in these emerging markets. In additional to his views on Brazil and Russia, Grinda shares his thoughts on why he considers himself an entrepreneurial thief, what he considers when deciding to fund a company, and the “secret sauce” for running a successful consumer Internet company. This is the story of how he went from being broke in 2001, to being a successful startup founder and prolific investor just a decade...

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Find the Capital’s 4 Simple Steps to Goal Setting
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Find the Capital’s 4 Simple Steps to Goal Setting

By on Aug 27, 2013 in From Find the Capital, Running Your Business, Sales and Marketing, Videos | 0 comments

Article by, Lisa Virkus – Founder of Find the Capital To quote the great Al Pacino… “Life’s this game of inches. The inches we need are everywhere around us. It’s the guy that’s willing to go that extra inch that dominates his goals Because, when we add up all those inches, that’s gonna make the difference between winning and losing!” So summer is finishing up, Labor Day is upon us and, after the upcoming long weekend, are you are ready to dominate the 4th quarter? As you know, I founded Find the Capital to provide you the tools and resources to grow your business. Remember, the inches we need are all around us. We’ve got 7 days to till it’s time to get serious and “hit the ground running”. To help jump start your 4th quarter, I thought I’d share with you Find the Capital’s 4 Simple Steps to Goal Setting and dominating your competition. Let’s take a look at the 4 steps: The GET Step What do you want? Decide what it is you want and write it down. Make a list of all the things you’d like to do, goals you’d like to achieve, a list of all the places you want to go, and everything else you want to accomplish. Put it in writing! The ORGANIZE Step Organize your plan by listing every step that it will take to get you what you want. Now, organize your plan by prioritizing your list. Make a list of the order that will best accomplish your goal. If some of the items on your list look overwhelming, break them down into more manageable pieces. The ACTION Step Take some action every day to move you toward your goals. Write down the three or four things that are most important to do every day, week, and month to move you toward your goals and plan when to do them. Then do them! The LIST Step Make lists as you go. List what you want. List how to get there. List the steps you need to take to accomplish your actions. List the obstacles that might get in your way. List how to overcome them. List your action steps. By writing...

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Ever Seen Someone Jump Out of an Airplane without a Parachute?
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Ever Seen Someone Jump Out of an Airplane without a Parachute?

By on Aug 1, 2013 in From Find the Capital, Running Your Business, Videos | 0 comments

Article by, Brent Virkus of Find the Capital No moral of the story is Trust. Travis Pastrana is one of the worlds most adventurous thrill seekers of our lifetime. In his own unique way, he is an amazing leader of his people. So much so that not only do they trust him, but he puts his money where his mouth is and trusts his people enough to catch him in mid air and strap his parachute on for a safe landing… The one thing every great leader has is the ability to get his or her employees to trust them in a way other leaders can’t. This said, let’s take a look at the 5 transitions great leaders make that average leaders don’t. The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of luck. The best leaders have just learned to make certa do not. Leaders who are driven by profit will find they may be successful for a season, but they’ll eventually come to realize a pure profit agenda is not sustainable over the long haul. Great leaders make the transition from profit to purpose and are handsomely rewarded for doing so. A unified purpose can endure all things. People First– Leaders are nothing without people. Put another way, people will make or break you as a leader. You’ll either treat them well, earn their trust, respect and loyalty, or you won’t. You’ll either see people as capital to be leveraged or humans to be developed and fulfilled. You’ll either view yourself as superior to your employees, or as one whose job it is to serve them, learn from them, and leave them be better off for being led by you. The best leaders don’t put people in a box – they free them from boxes. Ultimately, a leaders job isn’t to create followers, but to strive for ubiquitous leadership. Average leaders spend time scaling processes, systems, and models – great leaders focus on scaling leadership. Develop Awareness– Great...

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Richard Branson: Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
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Richard Branson: Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

By on Jul 30, 2013 in Running Your Business, Videos | 0 comments

Video by Richard Branson Since Branson founded Virgin in 1970, the company has grown from a small record outlet to a global powerhouse. Can the brand continue its success without him? Question: What is your advice for entrepreneurs? Richard Branson:  I think the most important thing about running a company is to remember all the time what a company is.  A company is simply a group of people. And as a leader of people you have to be a great listener and you have to be a great motivator.  You have to be very good at praising and looking for the best in people.  People are no different from flowers.  If you water flowers they flourish, if you praise people they flourish. And that is a critical attribute of a leader. Question: What has been the most difficult part about running Virgin?Richard Branson:  There is a very thin dividing line between success and failure.  Most people who set off in business without financial backing they fail at some times in their lives. I’ve only just stayed at the right side of that dividing line.  For instance, just after…  You know we had a record company.  I was fed up flying on other people’s airlines.  I felt that the experience of flying on other people’s airlines was an unpleasant one and I decided to set up an airline.  Well our bank went into a complete panic attack and when I came back from doing the inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic’s very, very first flight from London to New York I came back to find the bank manager sitting on my doorstep and informing me that they were going to close Virgin down on the Monday and this was the Friday and that I had two days to effectively pay them off the monies that they’d loaned us and I remember pushing the bank manager out of my house, telling him he wasn’t welcome, which is a dangerous thing to do to your bank manager and then spending the weekend ringing around the world to all of the distributors of our music asking if they could give us a temporary loan to get us through the following week, which they were...

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Find the Capital’s – 5 Rules for Raising Capital
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Find the Capital’s – 5 Rules for Raising Capital

By on Jul 29, 2013 in From Find the Capital, Project Financing, Running Your Business, Videos | 0 comments

Article by, Brent Virkus – President and CEO TRiTON Capital Advisory We’ve found there are really three main reasons people fail when trying to raise capital: They’ve never done it before and don’t know how… They don’t know what capital groups to show their deal to… They don’t put together the proper package… To help people in need of capital, we’ve put together our 5 Rules for Raising Capital: Don’t just post your deal on the internet – Don’t expect people to search you out. You need to put forth the effort and reach out to them. Contact the right capital providers – Don’t start with the big Institutional shops. Start with the smaller start up funds, Crowdfunding Groups and Family Offices. These are the less knows groups and hence more in need of deal flow. Show your deal – Don’t let an non-disclosure agreement hold up showing someone your deal. If you insist on an NDA, you will be moved to the bottom of the pile. Put together the right package – Make sure to use the “KISS” theory (i.e. Keep it simple stupid). Put together a 60 second pitch on what you are looking for that a 13 year old could understand. Then put together the right package so the capital source can easily sift through your due diligence materials. Hire a third party – If you don’t have the connections and experience yourself, hire someone to raise the capital for you. Following these simple rules will dramatically increase your ability to raise all the capital you...

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