Business Plan Development Orientation with Speaker Mark Lang - Emailwire Business Plan Development Orientation with Speaker Mark Lang - Emailwire

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Business Plan Development Orientation with Speaker Mark Lang - Emailwire

Business Plan Development Orientation with Speaker Mark Lang - Emailwire

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 27, 2012 ) Detroit, MI The Entrepreneurial Roundtable is a group of aspiring entrepreneurs that meets the 1st Thursday of each month. The group is eagerly looking forward to a bonus meeting taking place on Friday morning, June 8 from 11am to 1pm.

Mark Lang will speak about starting a new business. He will present the all important first steps required to build a successful business. Topics to be covered include:

How to put a business plan together
What you need to know to put together a business plan that will show what your exact business needs are
Find out where there is money for business in Wayne County
Where you can get a loan for a business where one of the requirements is that you must have been turned down by two other banks

This meeting is free to attend and open to the public. There are no pre-registration requirements. This is a great opportunity to network and learn from local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information about this event visit

The Business Plan Orientation meeting will be held at the Wayne County Community College Eastern Campus located at 5901 Conner St in Detroit. Visit for details on all upcoming events.

About the Michigan Entrepreneurial Roundtable:
The Entrepreneurial Roundtable meets the 1st Thursday of every month from 6 9 pm to discuss challenges and rewards of business ownership and offer solutions to problems in todays economy. This club is open to the public, free to join and there are no pre-registration forms or requirements. Owning a business is not a requirement; everyone is welcome to attend meetings.


Mark Maupin
17177 Laurel Park Drive, N. Ste 142
Livonia, MI 48152

This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC

Risky business of running for US president - Gulf News

Washington: In the risky business of running for president, Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are largely playing it safe.

For all the small daily dramas of the 2012 campaign, there's a risk-averse dynamic playing out: Neither candidate has been making bold new policy proposals or displaying a free-wheeling personal style. So far, at least.

Part of that is just who they are: Obama always has been known for his cool demeanour, and Romney has discipline built into his corporate pedigree.

Neither of them has the swagger of former President George W. Bush, the renegade streak of 2008 Republican nominee John McCain or the rapscallion's grin of former President Bill Clinton.

But Obama and Romney are men who know how to gamble: Obama decided to run for president after just two years in the Senate, launched an ambitious health care overhaul effort while the economy was still on shaky ground, and gave the "go" order on the Osama Bin Laden raid. Romney entered politics after a career in private equity, where risk is part of the job description.

Despite their backgrounds, their caution as candidates extends well beyond personal style.

The president debated for weeks how and when to announce that he supports gay marriage, and only went public after remarks by Vice President Joe Biden nudged him along. When Obama finally did make his announcement, his words were carefully measured to tamp down any backlash. He spoke of dinnertime conversations with his daughters about treating people equally, and of abiding by the Golden Rule.

Romney, too, treated the issue gingerly, even as he disagreed with the president. He restated his opposition to legalising such marriages, but called it a "very tender and sensitive topic" and said he supported extending certain rights to gay couples.

Political psychologist Stan Renshon, a professor at City University of New York, said Romney has clearly decided that the benefits of sticking to a script outweigh any downsides.

"His No. 1 priority at this point is to establish himself as a bona fide alternative," Renshon says, "and the less risky he sounds, the more conventional, the more boring, the better off he is."

And Renshon said Obama's even demeanour helps him fend off accusations that he's too radical. The president's re-election argument is a recitation of promises kept and a plea for more time to deliver on those yet to be fulfilled.

For now, Obama doesn't see the need to strike out in new directions. His announcement on gay marriage, for all the commotion it generated, was largely seen as confirming what people already believed about him. And getting the word out early will make it feel like ancient history by Election Day in November.

Both candidates also have been wary in their interactions with the press — to the point that Romney's aides recently tried to physically bar reporters from approaching the candidate to question him as he shook hands with people standing along a rope line.

The Republican candidate later tried to smooth over the flap by paying an impromptu visit to reporters in the back of his campaign plane. But he took note of what a rarity that was by observing that his press aide was "about to pass out." And, no, he still didn't take questions.

Obama, for his part, is happy to use the press when it suits his purposes — he hastily scheduled a TV interview to reveal his shift on gay marriage — and to pummel reporters when that fits his campaign narrative.

In a talk to graduates at Barnard College earlier this month, Obama lamented that "faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn't get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore. Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn't possible."

The candidates' wives also have been playing it safe for the most part.

Michelle Obama has largely steered clear of all the contentious talk about issues important to women — contraception, abortion, the Violence Against Women Act and more. Her standard speech at campaign fundraisers ticks off a list of accomplishments by her husband. Her public appearances largely focus on her two signature issues of fighting childhood obesity and supporting military families, both widely popular and non-political.

Ann Romney, for her part, generally sticks to a script while campaigning for her husband, sharing warm and humorous stories about Romney family life and the challenges of raising five boys.

David Ropeik, a Harvard professor and author of several books on risk, said it's no surprise that the candidates are being cautious "in a no-holds-barred, 24-7, scream-a-thon world, where any hint of what the other side might see as an error is guaranteed to explode."

But Ropeik said both men need to know that being too careful can do them more harm than good.

"Candidates take a huge risk by being so buttoned up that they fail to express human sincerity," Ropeik said. "It's risky not to be sincere — even though sincerity is risky."

As the campaign progresses, the candidates may well adopt more risky strategies to further their own ambitions, especially if the race remains close.

Obama, for example, raised eyebrows this week with a tough new ad that goes after Romney's record at the Bain Capital private equity firm. The ad quotes a former steelworker who compared the firm to a "vampire" that sucked the lifeblood out of companies.

The populist pitch may help fire up Obama's base of support but risks making it more difficult for him to attract voters in the political centre.



Money evaporates, respect doesn’t’ - Hindustan Times
Last season, on KBC 5, Sushil Kumar, a common man from Bihar, made history by hitting the R5 crore jackpot. It’s the most prize money ever won on an Indian TV show. The season before, Rahat Taslim, a housewife, won R1 crore and, needless to say, it completely changed her fortunes. Similarly, in 2005, Brajesh Dubey won Rs. 1 crore on the second season of KBC. Of course, over a decade ago, in 2000, Mumbai boy Harshvardhan Nawathe became the first person to win a crore on KBC. And the only season of KBC Junior (2001), made 14-year-old Ravi Mohan Saini India’s youngest millionaire.

So how has KBC changed the lives of these winners from humble backgrounds? Season four’s winner, Rahat, says, “The money helped secure a bright future for my kids. I’ve set aside money for my daughter’s marriage and my son’s education. We now live in a better house.” Rahat, however, has managed to stay grounded: “Money evaporates, respect doesn’t. More than half the money I won has been spent, but the respect I won through the show has only multiplied.”

Season One’s winner, Harshvardhan, agrees. The Ghatkopar resident was a 26-year-old finance professional preparing for his IPS (Indian Police Service) exams in 2000. The show changed his life overnight: “Suddenly, I was cutting ribbons and shaking hands with the who’s who of showbiz. It’s always easy to get swayed by sudden fame. I lost track of the IPS exams,” he says, adding, “After nearly two years, I decided to leave everything behind and pursue an MBA in Edinburgh. It was the wisest thing to do with the money I had left.” The 38-year-old is employed with the Naandi Foundation in Mumbai and works on a project for underprivileged kids.

Sushil, last year’s grand prize winner, has already started pursuing further education for a high-profile government job. “Today when I watch the promos, I remember how my in-laws would note down the questions for me to participate in the show. Probably because I have seen the less-privileged side of life, all this money and fame haven’t gone to my head,” he says, adding, “I’m comfortably working today and chasing my career dreams without financial pressures.”

Five seasons down and 12 years since it started, Kaun Banega Crorepati is now gearing up for its sixth outing, hopefully to change a few more lives for the better.

Money Mole Assess the Effects of the Rise in Unsecured Loans - YAHOO!

Following recent reports of a dramatic increase in the levels of unsecured lending, the team at Money Mole have assessed the effects of this and issued advice on how to seek the most recommendable loans.

(PRWEB UK) 27 May 2012

It has been announced that the percentage of people being offered unsecured loans is on a steep upwards curve. This has caused alarm among many, but the team at Money Mole have provided suggestions on when and where secured loans are appropriate and how to reach the right agreement. One member of the team offered this guidance:

“Through our price comparison site, we allow our customers access to the whole market, and we’re able to put them in touch with the most reputable companies offering the best rates for secured loans, based responsibly on the consumer’s personal demographic”.

  •     Where the lending of unsecured loans used to be dominated by small lenders, large banks have become increasingly eager to grant these facilities to even those with a poor credit history. The team at Money Mole are strongly suggesting that their users give serious consideration to their own financial situation, and the long-term effects of unsecured loans before making any decisions. While many people find the service incredibly useful, it is not advisable to base your eligibility purely on the advice of your loan provider.

  •     In order to avoid finding yourself in a contract with an irresponsible loan provider, always conduct your own research before signing. The financial experts at Money Mole have also recommended being wary of companies who do not appear to be selective in any way in the process of offering loans or who appear to target students. The recommend always selecting a company who are willing and able to provide all relevant information regarding terms and conditions as well as on customer entitlements.
  •     Money Mole have advised anyone looking into the prospect of taking out an unsecured loan, not to panic upon hearing this news. When taken out responsibly, and for relatively small amounts of money, these loans can be a really effective relief from financial struggle. Unsecured loans also normally involve lower interest rates, often with a typical APR of around 6%.

Based in Essex and London, MoneyMole is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites. Specialising in allowing their customers access to companies offering a range of financial services including the arrangement of secured loans, unsecured loans, re-mortgage, or life insurance, the firm have a trusted reputation for helping people from a range of financial backgrounds.

Ben Austin
Money Mole
0800 088 6000
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