The Internet is a wonderful tool – So much information is available via the net from company reports to blogs giving you some valuable insight. Use this not only to find out about your client but also about their competitors. Use the great search engines (Google, MSN and Yahoo) to do your digging.
How many years until commercialisation and what’s the probability of commercialisation? Have a read through the company annnual report to work out a timeline and the business plan for the organisation. What’s the potential market once commercialisation has been achieved? What P/E ratios are potential competitors or similar companies trading at? What type of return can you hope for based on those valuations?
A good credit score is important especially when trying to get a loan for a new house, new car, etc. The better your credit score, the lower your interest rate. The lower your interest rate, the lower your monthly payments are. Do you know what that means?
Every stock bares risk. Whether they are priced from $0.01 to $1000, or a micro-cap or a large-cap company. Barriers to entry and competition are high these days… Since a majority of penny stocks are young and small companies, its common for penny stocks to default under a competitive market.
Here is a quote from ‘Coin Toss’ from Illinois. “The Florida schools might loose some funding as a result of this but all too often any state with a lottery that talks about ‘bucks for education’ uses ‘voo doo’ accounting and those ‘bucks for education’ become a part of a shell game”. Below is a graph on how they spend the money for ‘public enhancement’, including links to view their Annual Report Printers and any other financial matters.
When applying for any credit card, be sure company reports your activity to the credit bureaus. Not all do, especially those secured card companies. You want your activity to be reported so you help your credit score. Ask about this when you apply for the card or you will have wasted your cash and your time.
Updating your organized binder is easy. Keeping it updated stops your booth staff from answering “I don’t know” or the time consuming search for someone who knows the answer when attendees ask difficult questions.
The above assumes that you have a lot of industries knowledge and investment analysis skills to pick the winners and make money. But if you do not have the required skills and/or time, you can instead invest in mutual funds, which focus on small companies but they generally charge high fees and may incur capital loss to you.
Don’t visit a big-box retailer for your company’s trade show, sales, product, marketing and other department binders. Get a durable, quality three-ring binder the first time around. Consult with a three-ring binder specialist to help you find the perfect binder for the job.