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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You Can Build a House without Borrowing Money by Marc Charles


How to Build a House without a Mortgage

Dear Entrepreneur:

I built my first home without a mortgage. I’m on my third one now.

You can read my new book about it on Amazon.

I have the records to prove everything I’m going to show you today. Everything is 100% true, accurate and it’s not a joke.

Show Me How This Works

It would be impossible for me to cover the myriad of details, situations, deals and specifics in today’s issue. So lets’ consider this a brief “overview” of the topic.

I realize it’s hard to build a home without some money. You can barter until you’re blue in the face…but you’ll still need some cash.

If you don’t have cash my suggestion would be to commit yourself to making as much as possible in the shortest period of time.

Most people won’t commit to accumulating cash, and stop spending money on new cars, restaurants, vacations, girlfriends, or whatever. In other words, it’s a two-sided coin; building cash and slash spending.

Anyway, the first time I did this I accumulate $50,000 as quickly as possible. I did it by working several side service businesses. My main business at the time was an ad rep agency.

I accumulated $52,000 in nine months; one week and six days….and I kept the money is a separate account.

With cash in hand I was ready to start my adventure of building a house without a mortgage.

Here’s what I did…….

1)    Buy land at a DEEP discount.
People laugh when I tell them how I did this….but it’s true.

In order to keep expenses down my advice would be to forgo overpriced areas. In other words head for the hills and select rural areas. The suburbs are not rural.

I selected a small town in rural Maine. I went to the town office and collected the names of every property owner who owned 20 acres of land or more. I wrote a friendly, slightly humorous letter to each of the land owners, and told them I was only looking for a couple of acre.

Five out of thirty land owners responded. Three of the five offered me overpriced, overvalued oceanfront lots. But two land owners were willing to sell a couple of acres. I acquired the land at a deep discount.

2)    Build It – But Do It CHEAP!
I obtained a site survey before I purchased the land. This will let you know the exact dimensions of a property, and whether or not it will be suitable for sewage, a well, and building, etc.  Everything checked out before I made an offer on the land.

Then I hired a local kid to clear the land, dig a septic tank and a leech field.

I acquired more than a dozen bids. I focused on the bids of people who were honest, trustworthy and willing to put everything is writing. Eight contractors were either unwilling to put everything in writing, or they couldn’t provide legitimate referrals (no relatives). Some of the guys wouldn’t look me in the eyes, and so I dumped them.  I focused on two people….one received the land work, and one received the septic system.

The guy who dug the septic system tried to screw me by adding $4,000 to the final invoice. We had everything in writing, signed and dated. I never paid the “stupid charge” and his lien was thrown out of court.

3)    Build the Foundation.
This is a big deal. If you screw up the foundation you can kiss your home goodbye.

I obtained six bids and chose the one with the most enthusiastic customers and employees.  I always talk to employees.

The foundation dimensions for this particular house were 32’ x 36’ with a daylight basement (cape style).

I was thrilled was the foundation company’s workmanship as well as the owner. The owner was on the job site, actually working, every day.

4)    Cap the Foundation and Complete the First Floor
I found a young, eager, rookie carpenter who offered to work for $20 hour. We found him through a local technical college. Our carpenter won third place in a national carpentry competition (out of 1600 participants).

Half way through this first phase of the project our carpenter showed up with his father. His father explained his son felt thought he was getting ripped off. I explained we had an agreement in writing, which was signed and dated. I was honoring the agreement. His father said his son wanted $30 hour and $10 per hour for his helpers, in order to finish framing the house.

I agreed.

The First $50,000 Spent!

The land purchase, survey, clearing, septic, leech field, foundation and framing for the first floor cost about $42,000 – labor and supplies.

The roof framing and plywood (Adventech) ran $8,000 – labor and supplies.

So the first $50,000 was spent!

Keep in mind, I was still working my businesses and accumulating cash. In fact, by the time this first phase of the house was complete I had accumulated an additional $15,000 for the project…which I placed in a separate account.

5)    Interior Framing and Drywall.
Once the exterior framing and roof was complete (weather tight) we started on the interior framing and drywall. I did this with my wife, kids and friends.

However, I hired a professional drywaller and painter for the first and second floors. We hung all the drywall and the professional did all of the mudding, sanding, painting and finish work.

6)    Interior Plumbing and Heating
The interior plumbing was super easy.

The problem was finding an honest, reliable and trustworthy plumber. If you’ve ever built or fixed a house you KNOW how hard this is to do.

We did some of the basic plumbing ourselves but hired a professional to pull it all together. We chose radiant heat in the concrete foundation and baseboard throughout the house..

7)    Power up!
Before the drywall was complete we wired the house for electricity, Internet (Cat 5) and DirecTV.  We also insulated and set the plumbing pipes.

We had the power company run wires from the main road to our house. We qualified for a special program so we only paid $1,000 to get the power from the main road to our house (400 feet – 35 feet underground).

When the plumbing, heating and wiring was complete, we brought in a freelance engineer and consultant to check everything. Then we “powered up” the systems and everything worked!

The Next $15,000 Spent!

As I said, we did most of the wiring, interior carpentry, laying pipes, general labor, roofing, etc. ourselves and with friends (we paid and fed them).

When it came time to “flip the switch” I spent an additional $15,000.

The next phase of the projects was the interior finish carpentry, floors, tile, carpet and miscellaneous.

Again most of these projects we did ourselves, with the exception of building stairs, finish carpentry, siding and finish drywall and painting.

I spent about $22,000 on labor and supplies in these areas.

The approximate grand total for this particular house was $87,000.

We lived in the house part time as it neared completion (and even wintered in our other home in Florida).

There are some things which still need to be completed such as a deck, finish landscaping and additional interior finish work.

But this entire house was built over a three year period, without a mortgage, for less than $100,000. The house was recently appraised at more than $325,000!

I own the house free and clear, there’s no mortgage or debt on the property whatsoever.

And it’s located in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States….so it CAN be done!

Your humble host,

Marc Charles

(Ed Note:  Marc Charles is referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities" ....and for good reason. He should be known as "The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities"...because he's launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. Marc has agreed supply League of Power members with crucial updates regarding legitimate business and money making opportunities.)

*** Action Strategy ***
Want to build a house without a mortgage? 

How about gaining access to a secret world of “comps”, DEEP discounts, VIP treatment and cash?

What Are People Saying About Marc Charles?

Marc has an uncanny ability for spotting profitable trends and creating businesses around them.  He’s a simple guy, making a ton of money for a lot of people. 
                                                                                                                        R Fung

I’ve saved thousands of dollars because of Marc’s unique recommendations and insight. Marc’s a true “deep discount” maverick and entrepreneurial genius.

                                                                                                                        Susan C

*** Valuable Resources ***

Find deep discount carpenters, plumbers, electricians and painters at local trade schools – Trade Schools Guide

Find deep discount land by going direct to owners. Town office tax map directory. Google property tax maps for your local area.

Find honest, hardworking people for all kinds of physical labor and work at Manpower and HireAHelper.

Find people to help you on CraigsList (we used it dozens of times!).
Buy countertops, cabinets, vanities, appliances and building materials at HUGE DISCOUNTS from Green Demolitions.

Buy siding, roofing, flooring and more from Build Direct and save big time. Although these guys are not “discounters”, you can save a lot of money when compared to Home Depot, Lowes or WalMart Superstores.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Great Insight

8:37 PM

Hi Gang:

I'm copying an email I recieved from my friends at AWAI.

It's really good if you have any interest in copywriting.

I endorse, recommend, like and suggest almost anything AWAI produces.

Seriously.....it's the best of the best :)

Marc Charles

______

Hi, my name is Christina Gillick.
Around AWAI we often say you should follow a plan or a roadmap to success.
But, when first sitting down to put your own plan together, it can feel like staring into a box of 1,000 puzzle pieces.
By viewing the box top, you know what the finished product should look like. But where do you start?
I'll answer that question today.
Then, throughout this week, I'll help you understand how the pieces of the writer's life all fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
You'll find as you put the important pieces in place, the picture starts to emerge, and everything becomes clearer and easier.
Let's start with the corner pieces of your puzzle …
Think of these as the basics of persuasive writing. Finding them and putting them in place is a simple, but necessary, step to building your puzzle.
Here are four basics I review every time I write:
1. The Power of One.
This principle – as explained by Mark Ford under his former pen name Michael Masterson – says to always stick to one idea, one emotion, one story, and one action for your reader to take.
Even if this is the only basic tip you use, it will increase the quality of everything you write.
2. Write like you talk.
Next, Paul Hollingshead explains in the AWAI Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting, forget everything you learned in school about writing.
When writing persuasively, it's best to write like you talk.
To do this, picture the reader sitting with you. You're trying to convince him or her to take an action.
What would you say?
3. Emotions sell.
Gary Bencivenga – arguably the world's greatest living copywriter – teaches us that emotions sell.
Your reader is more compelled to read your copy and take action when you appeal to his emotions – whether it's fear, greed, or something else. (You'll also want to include reasoning, facts, and proof – but that piece will come later.)
4. Benefits over features!
This concept, explained in detail in AWAI's Accelerated Program, says that features are the facts or material details of a product, such as the size, shape, or color. For example, "This car gets 50 miles per gallon."
Focusing on the benefits is more powerful, because they reveal how the product's features will change the reader's life. For instance, "You'll spend less on gas, saving money for other things."
While the four basics above are easy to understand, they take time and practice to master.
In fact, I review these basics at least weekly to keep my writing as persuasive as possible.
Today's action item is to print out or write down the four basics above.
Tack or tape it up on the wall close to your writing area.
But don't stop there – review the list of basics each time you practice your writing. (For more information on these basics, see this article.)
If you have any questions, hop over here and post it in the comments.
Then be sure to join me tomorrow for the piece of your writer's life puzzle that creates the framework for your business.
All the best,
Christina Gillick
AWAI Circle of Success Member

Saturday, October 18, 2014

How to Make $1,000 by Marc Charles

How to Make $1,000 Over the Next Few Days (or maybe a week)

7:37 AM

Dear Entrepreneur:

You’re going to love this and it works.

I wrote a book about it too (on Amazon).

I watched as four guys tapped away on their keyboards…with graphs and numbers whizzing across their screens in a small, back office in Rockport Maine.

What were they doing?

They were doing what millions of other entrepreneurs are doing….but with an unusual twist.

I’ve never seen anything like it before.

I was invited to watch these guys by a family friend. They were trading the FOREX market…currencies.

You’re probably thinking……”Forget it man, that’s risky stuff”.

But hear me out.

I thought it was super risky too, and I’m no rookie!

I traded currency futures as a fulltime and as a money manager for eight years.
But I was completely clueless about the FOREX market….until this little pow wow in Rockport.

$3 Trillion Raging Torrent of Cash 

The FOREX market is a $3 trillion raging torrent of cash. You can research the numbers.

It’s different (and not as risky) as trading currency futures.

I’ll show you how you can make money in the FOREX market just like these guys in the back office.

But first, I’ll give you some background so we’re on the same page.
Make no mistake about it….this business can be run from anywhere in the world. 

The guys I mentioned work in back office in a beautiful historic building in the village of Rockport Maine.

But that’s not all….

You can run this business from almost anywhere!

I know of entrepreneurs trading FOREX from luxury tents in the middle of the desert.

I’m not kidding.

I also know a woman that trades from an empty warehouse. There’s also guy working this market from a house boat on the Ohio River. The list goes on and on…I even read about a retired schoolteacher trading from a VIP box at a major league baseball game!

Simply put….FOREX is the largest electronic marketplace in the world.
FOREX is used by banks, governments, drug cartels, ex-patriots, international corporations, sheiks, kings, and tiny speculators like you and I.

The best part is you can start trading with less than $2500. I know entrepreneurs who started with less than $1000!

Granted…you can lose money in the FOREX market too. Don’t kid yourself.
But I’ll show you how professional traders limit their losses. You can copy their strategies.

When I talk about “limiting your losses” here’s what I mean…

A professional currency trader once told me, “Managing losses is more important than making money in this business”. 

He added, “Making money is the easy part”.

For this trader managing losing trades became the focal point of his strategy.
There’s an old adage in the FOREX and currency trading markets which states:
“Cut the losers and let the winners run”

This means a trader needs to learn how and when to cut losing trades, and when and how to let the “winning” trades run wild.

Sometimes it’s easier said than done. 

I’ll show you one strategy for limiting losses in this week’s issue.

FOREX – or “FX” – stands for Foreign Exchange. It is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world – 30 times larger than all the U.S. equity markets combined.

“Foreign exchange” is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another.

About 5 percent of the daily volume in this market is from companies and governments which buy or sell products and services in a foreign country or must convert profits made in foreign currencies into their domestic currency. 

The remaining 95 percent is produced by individual traders who participate in the market for profit.

For most entrepreneurs, the best trading opportunities are with the most commonly traded (and therefore most liquid) currencies, called “the Majors.”
Today, more than 90 percent of all daily transactions involve trading “the Majors”.

The Forex Currency “Majors” are:
·        The U.S. Dollar
·        The Japanese Yen
·        The Euro
·        The British Pound
·        The Swiss Franc
·        The Canadian Dollar
·        The Australian Dollar

The FOREX is a true 24-hour market. 

In fact, the FOREX begins trading each day in Sydney and moves around the globe as the business day unfolds in each financial center – first to Tokyo, then to London, and then on to New York. 

Unlike other financial markets, investors can respond to currency fluctuations caused by economic, social, and political events at the time they occur – day or night.

The “FX” market is considered an Over the Counter (OTC) or “interbank” market, because transactions are conducted between two counterparts over the telephone or via an electronic network. 

And get this…..

FX trading is not centralized on an exchange, as it is with the stock and futures markets.
The most significant difference between the FX market and the currency futures market is participants in the FX market deal on a principal-to-principal basis. 

In the currency futures market, participants deal, instead, through brokers in an “open outcry” exchange.
Okay here’s the good news…..

Internet brokerages now give individuals access to this market.
The low entry costs (sometimes as low as $500 as I said) have drawn thousands of small investors, traders, and speculators into the market.

But that’s not all…..

New “Mini” FX Accounts for Small Position Traders and Investors
The new “mini” FX accounts are a great way for small traders, investors, and speculators to make money too.  

Most of the new “mini” FX accounts can be opened with less than $1000. The contracts are about a third of the size of a standard FX contract.

Here are some top brokerages which offer both regular and “mini” FX accounts:
·        HotSpotFX
·        Forex
·        FXCM
·        GAIN Capital
·        Saxo Bank
·        GCI Financial
·        IG Foreign Exchange
·        Global Forex
·        ForexClub
·        AFM
·        CitiFXPro
 
All of these brokerages will help you open an account and get started trading.
Most FOREX brokerages offer step-by-step practice tutorials too.

Listen to this…

The sheer number of currencies traded in the FX market serves to ensure extreme volatility on a day-to-day basis. 

There will always be currencies which are moving up or down, offering opportunities for profit (and commensurate risk) to traders. 

Believe it or not, extreme volatility is actually a good thing!
It means a market is moving like wildfire. If you’re on the winning side of a trade you’ll make money much faster!

How to Make $1,000 with FOREX

In order to make $1,000 in one week on FOREX you’ll need to generate 1000 “pips”.  

I’m simplifying here …but stay with me.


Let's assume we only have winning trades 50 percent of the time.
In this case we will need to shoot for 200 “winning” pips each day. This could be done by taking more trades. 
I recommend keeping it simple and only using 6 currency pairs.
I would track the currency pairs on a four hour chart (easy on any FOREX site or with charting software). 
Okay…..I would place a 200 bar moving average, and a 50 bar moving average on the chart. 
If the 50 bar moving average crosses the 200 bar moving average, then you could take a FOREX long trade. 
It would be the exact opposite for a sell trade.
Keep your stops in the neighborhood of 50 pips, and use your take profit order in the 90-125 pip area.
At $1 per “pip” you would make $1,000 in five trading days.
The FOREX offers a ton of ways to lower risk and enable traders to profit in both rising and falling markets. 

FOREX also makes it possible leverage positions (the most attractive aspect of currency futures), with low margin requirements. 

Best of all, FOREX charges zero dealing commissions!

Marc’s FOREX Basics – Easier Than You Think!
1. Buying and Selling Currencies
Currencies are always priced in pairs. All trades result in the simultaneous purchase of one currency and sale of another.
While trading on FOREX, you would execute a trade only at a time when you expect the currencies you are buying to increase in value relative to the one you are selling.
If the currency you are buying does increase in value, you must sell the other currency in order to lock in a profit.
An open trade (or open position), therefore, is a trade in which a trader has bought or sold a particular currency pair and has not yet sold or bought back the equivalent amount to close the position.

2. How Base Currencies Are Quoted
The first currency in the pair is considered the base currency; the second is the counter or quote currency.
Most of the time, the U.S. Dollar is the base currency, and quotes are expressed in units of 1 USD per counter currency (for example, USD/JPY or USD/CAD).
The only exceptions to this convention are with the Euro, the Pound Sterling, and the Australian Dollar, which are quoted as dollars per foreign currency.
FOREX quotes always include a bid and an ask price. The “bid” is the price at which the market maker is willing to buy the base currency in exchange for the counter currency.
The “ask” is the price at which the market maker is willing to sell the base currency in exchange for the counter currency. The difference between the bid and the ask prices is referred to as the “spread.”

The cost of establishing a position is determined by the spread, and prices are always quoted using five numbers (for example, 134.85), the final digit of which is referred to as a point or a “pip.”

For example, if USD/CAD is quoted with a bid of 134.85 and ask of 134.90, the five-pip spread is the cost of trading this position. 

From the start, therefore, the trader must recover the five-pip cost from his profits, necessitating a favorable move in his position in order to simply break even.

3. The Rollover Transaction
In the spot FOREX market, trades must be settled within two business days. For example, if a trader sells a certain number of currency units on Wednesday, he must deliver an equivalent number of units on Friday. Some currency-trading systems may allow for a “rollover,” with which open positions can be swapped forward to the next settlement date (giving an extension of two additional business days). 

The interest rate for such a swap is predetermined – and, in fact, these swaps are actually financial instruments that can be traded on the currency market.

In any spot-rollover transaction, the difference between the interest rates of the base and counter currencies is reflected as an overnight loan. If the trader holds a long position in the currency with the higher interest rate, he would gain on the spot rollover. 

The amount of such a gain would fluctuate day to day according to the precise interest-rate differential between the base and the counter currencies. 

Rollover rates are quoted in dollars and are shown in the interest column of the FOREX trading system. Rollovers do not affect traders who never hold a position overnight, since the rollover is exclusively a day-to-day phenomenon.

What is Margin?
Trading in the currency markets requires a trader to think in a slightly different way about margin. 

Margin on the FOREX is not a down payment on a future purchase of equity. It’s a deposit to the trader’s account which will cover any currency-trading losses in the future.
A typical currency-trading system will allow for a very high degree of leverage in its margin requirements, up to 100:1. 

The system will automatically calculate the funds necessary for current positions and will check for margin availability before executing any trade.


The FOREX Learning Curve
The learning curve is substantial, especially if you’ve never traded currency futures, options, or equity markets. Therefore, in order to accelerate your understanding of this market, you’ll need to read as much about it as you can. 

I’ve listed a few books below that will help. There are also dozens of FOREX trading seminars available. But, as always….buyer beware. 

The best FOREX trading seminar would be one conducted by someone who is a successful trader but is also a skillful teacher. Not everyone can teach.

A quick search on Google for “FOREX Training” or “FOREX Seminars” will produce a slew if results.  The best resources are usually based on other people’s recommendations….so read the testimonials.

You’ll find hundreds of books (and reviews) on Amazon.com and AbeBooks.com (used books) too.
$50,000 Practice Account Absolutely Risk Free!
At Forex.com you can sign up for a $50,000 FOREX practice account absolutely free. That’s right. A “practice” account. This enables you to try the FOREX waters without risking a dime!

On top of that, Forex.com is packed with free tutorials, webinars and live instructive classes. It’s a great resource for beginning FOREX traders.

Another way to get up to speed in this market would be to work as an intern or apprentice at a FOREX trading firm. That’s how I learned! You’d be amazed by how much you can learn about the FOREX markets by assisting experienced traders.
Because of the opportunity for large profits the FOREX markets are hard to resist.
So it’s a good idea to understand and manage the “risk” potential too.

A Sound Strategy for Limiting Losses
One of the greatest aspects of the FOREX market is the ability to place “stop loss orders”.
A “stop loss order” is an order to buy or sell when the price of a FOREX contract drops or rises to a designated level.

For example, let’s say you buy the Japanese Yen and sell the US Dollar at a certain price point. But the market moves against you….in this example the Yen falls in value in relation to the US Dollar.

You can place a “stop loss order” BEFORE you enter this trade to protect yourself and limit downside losses.

When the “stop loss order” is triggered (automatically and electronically) you would be removed from the trade, and your position would be liquidated.

I always trade using “stop loss orders”….even when seasoned traders tell me I don’t need them!

If you trade the FOREX markets it’ll be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various methods of risk management, like stop loss orders.

This is a great business opportunity for startup entrepreneurs. 

Have fun and trade wisely.

Regards,
Marc Charles
“The King of Business Opportunities”


**** Action Strategy ****
Sign up for a $50,000 FOREX.com practice account absolutely risk free today.

You don’t have to risk a dime!

It’s that simple!

But you need to move on the information in this week’s issue if you want to make money.

IMPORTANT NOTE: FOREX trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.
****Valuable Resources ****

Recommended Books on Trading FOREX Markets
Trading Global Currency Markets, by Cornelius Luca
An Introduction to Foreign Exchange and Money Markets, by Reuters Financial
Currency Markets: How to Access and Trade the World’s Biggest Market, by Phillip Gotthelf

FOREX Mentoring and Training Programs
Concorde Forex Group, Inc
FOREX Tips
Euromoney Training
The Ultimate FX Predictor

Opening a FOREX trading account
Global Forex Trading
FXCM
Saxo Bank
Crown Forex
FX Solutions, LLC
Forex.com
XPRESSTRADE

Buy and Sell Video Games the Right Way by Marc Charles

11:20 AM

Greetings:

One of my clients launched a new site for buying and selling video games.

It's pretty neat.

Check it out......

Amazing video game site

Marc Charles

Friday, October 17, 2014

Taking Shots at Maine Business by Marc Charles

1:15 PM

Greetings:

I've talked about doing business in Maine, and Maine startup ventures many times.

I'm not being negative or being all "doom and gloom".

The reality is.....Maine is a terrible place to do business. I could have never stayed here or raised a family here if I was dependent on the local economy for business.

The biggest problem in my mind is young families and entrepeneurs are NOT moving here. That's a BIG PROBLEM.

It means Maine has the oldest population in the country. But it's not even close to being a retirement "haven" like Florida, Texas, North Carolina or Arizona. And those areas have plenty of problems too! I lived in all of those states.

There was ONE venture capital deal in Maine last quarter....and it was for peanuts.

And you forget about voting for the  next great politicians. Politicians are not entrepreneurs. They feed on people's ignorance and taxes.

Angus King said Maine is like Switzerland. Really? How so? Banking privacy?

Anyway, you'll NEVER see this happening with a complete and total breakdown of government depedance.

But you could turn Maine into something close to Switzerland by doing five things:

Secede from US
Eliminate all income and retail (as well as hundreds of other taxes)
Offer World Class Tax incentives for companies and entrepreneurs (not crumbs)
Slash new state government expenses, payroll and welfare by 70%
Make Maine the greatest learning center in the world

Just a thought......

Marc Charles

Tilson Technology Management Inc., a Portland-based provider of telecommunications services, was the only Maine company to raise venture capital in the third quarter, pulling in $250,000 in a later stage deal, according to a report released Friday.
By comparison, in the second quarter, Maine's venture capital deals more than doubled in value and deal numbers over the same quarter last year, though the funding amounts and deal numbers still are small compared to total U.S. figures.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tattoo Business Plan Review by Marc Charles

Good morning all......

I've enclosed a business plan I developed for a startup venture in Australia.

The outline that was submitted to me was pretty rough. So, there was alot of editing, revising and simplifying to make in one page.  

If you need help with your business plan drop me a note, or buy my book on Amazon: Free Business Plan Review.

Marc  

Business Plan
Ben Jarvie – Founder
Rank2bank
13 Allambie Drive Eltham
3095 Victoria Australia

Executive Summary
Rank2bank (the Company) is a web-based startup that owns and operates several high traffic websites offering a full line of tattoo supplies to parlours and tattoo artists worldwide

Products and Service
The Company offers a full line of top quality tattoo supplies to parlours and tattoo artists worldwide. Rank2bank also owns Tattoo Designs Live,a world-class design portal for professional tattoo artists and enjoys more than one hundred thousand unique visitors a month

The tattoo market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the personal care market. The value of the worldwide tattoo market is expected to surpass $2 billion by 2014 according to Forrester Research, a leading market research firm

Competition
The tattoo market is a rising trend. The Company is positioned to leverage the market opportunity online. The Company has identified three primary competitors:







Management
[MCS5] Ben Jarvie – Founder


The Company leverages the Internet, search engines, social media and direct marketing to acquire new wholesale customers and professional tattoo parlour owners. The Company also utilizes search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) techniques, as well as video testimonials to help us spread the word across YouTube, Facebook and other platforms. The Company also leverages a viable online dealer network

Rank2bank seeks a $50,000 investment, loan or business grant, at market rates, with a four year note. The Company shall provide security and collateral as required. The Company also seeks a verified merchant account from an established lender.





 [MCS1]You can insert your phone and email here

 [MCS2]You can insert your market stats here. I found these on Google. But I was unable to find facts or stats with regards to your particular model. You will need to research your market to find the appropriate figures

 [MCS3]You will need to determine why your company is unique, special or better than the competition.  I do not have this information or insight


 [MCS4]You can insert financial information here. It doesn’t need to be extensive, and especially for a startup. But it is usually good to list assets, liabilities and operating expenses.

 [MCS5]You can insert your name and a short bio here. If you have other people helping you or managers you can insert his or her names here as well. The bios should be short and emphasize expertise as it relates to THIS venture.

 [MCS6]You can insert your marketing strategy here. Most entrepreneurs wait until the last minute to address marketing issues and strategies. I think it’s the FIRST thing that needs to be addressed. You can work on your marketing strategy. But I wrote an example.

 [MCS7]If you are seeking investors, financing or business grants you can insert your requirements here. It is best to round off amounts, and show investors or banks how and when notes will be repaid. I wrote an example.