Venture Capitalist is a sticky term that seems to be omnipresent in recent years, especially in terms of business arrangements involving tech companies. But what is it and how does it work?
A venture capitalist – frequently also called an “Angel” – is a wealthy investor, pure and simple. These people, or firms, are usually successful entrepreneurs who are willing to bet a large portion of cash on a fledgling business with something special to offer. Generally, venture capitalists are involved in very large investments that typically consist of many millions of dollars. In exchange for assuming the risk and allowing the use of the money, venture capitalists receive an equity stake in the company.
For many small businesses with big ideas, venture capitalist funding is the way to get their vision to market if they lack available funds. An Angel’s investment can be used for anything business-related, but it will [...] Continue Reading…
If you want freelance writing to pay like a business, you have to treat it like a business. More specifically, you have to treat it like a small business, because that is exactly what it is. And there is one thing universal among small business owners; they live and breathe it. Every minute of every day.
Freelance writing is a great gig if you manage it properly. With a foundation of talent and solid work ethic, a writer can make a solid career out of freelance writing. But it does take work – especially in the beginning when you are building a client roster – with hard work and a healthy dose of properly targeted self-promotion.
To help make sure you’re covering all the bases, here’s a simple primer that lays out all the best practices for self-promotion:
Create a brand for yourself. Use that name consistently wherever – blog, social media, [...] Continue Reading…
Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation the past few years. To hear Dr. Atkins speak, you would think we should all eat nothing but meat, and eschew carbs entirely forever. Unfortunately, this is taking things a bit too far. Going all out on any kind of diet leads to bad things, and moderation is needed no matter what you do. So while it’s great to go with low carbs, you do need carbs. The following are some reasons why.
Keeping Your Muscles Healthy
Your muscle mass is nothing more than a collection of proteins that your body uses for two things: moving around and as an emergency source of energy. If you do not eat carbs, your body will assume that you are starving. Since muscles use calories, it makes sense to make them smaller if you aren’t getting enough already. So you need carbs to make sure your muscles aren’t [...] Continue Reading…