Businesses Find New Solutions in Today’s Economy

As the economy continues to slowly expand, businesses are seeking new media to reach their customers. In addition to traditional print, radio and online advertising, marketing directors are often required to create and implement a social media strategy. According to Forrester Research, three out of four Americans currently use social media. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become incredible success stories, but more importantly they’ve evolved into tools to grow sales and profits. As a result, the management of many small to medium-sized companies are struggling to find the right balance to effectively communicate and grow their businesses in the Internet age.

How Social Media Can Grow Your Company

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As the economy continues to slowly expand, businesses are seeking new media to reach their customers. In addition to traditional print, radio and online advertising, marketing directors are often required to create and implement a social media strategy. According to Forrester Research, three out of four Americans currently use social media. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become incredible success stories, but more importantly they’ve evolved into tools to grow sales and profits. As a result, the management of many small- to medium-sized companies are struggling to find the right balance to effectively communicate and grow their businesses in the Internet age.
Luckily, some media businesses are finding innovative ways to market and inform consumers and help companies expand their brands and sales on a national basis. Many companies are turning to Lincoln Center Capital (LCC), the national leading private equity firm that invests media and media services in exchange for equity in private and public corporations. Through a targeted multi-platform approach of print, radio, online and social media, LCC facilitates significant brand and corporate awareness programs to a widespread audience of Consumer and B2B Buyers. However, since LCC invests equity in its portfolio companies, it has strict due diligence requirements and only partners with high-quality growth companies seeking to improve their message and brand to customers. LCC guarantees its clients that for each of its social media releases, websites with a minimum of 30 million active viewers will be reached with their brand message and information.
“Creating social media solutions enables companies to reach the consumers in a format they are comfortable with, allowing businesses to develop strong, untapped revenue growth,” says Jake Shapiro, president of Lincoln Center Capital. “Businesses cannot expect to compete successfully in today’s crowded marketplace without a strong comprehensive social media strategy.”
By partnering with companies such as Lincoln Center Capital, businesses can reach for widespread consumer and B2B sales using technology to achieve their goals. For more information, visit www.lincolncentercapital.com.

Investment Networks Obstruct Risk Capital

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Emerging evidence suggests that the proliferation of thousands of “investment networks” over the past decade has obstructed the flow of risk capital into early-stage enterprise by impeding the deal-flow information that should be openly available to prospective investors.

A Google search for “business angel networks” produces 22 million results, “venture capital advisors” 1 million. A survey of Linkedin, probably the world’s biggest online business community, showed that it has 430 separate networks covering early-stage off-exchange investment, plus thousands of others covering vertical markets, all of which carry investment offerings. These numerous networks have created a hopelessly fragmented market in which fewer than one percent of capital raisings are actually successful. Early-stage companies have accrued more debt because the flow of genuine risk capital, traditionally provided by entrepreneurs, has been cut off.

This results in frustration and unnecessary expense for fund seekers as well as investors. Data from the U.K. and U.S. Treasuries, private equity, wealth management and venture capital sources, that have been collated and researched by Growthwire, a global deal-flow newswire for early-stage investors, show that there are 1 million early-stage companies raising capital worldwide at any one time. On the other side of the equation, there are 10 million wealthy, successful entrepreneurs who want to invest in business start-ups.

These investors want a convenient deal-flow source that they can tailor to their individual needs. They don’t want to find their way around countless networks.

Growthwire, a U.K.-domiciled company now a year into its global roll-out, is making inroads into the North and South American markets. Growthwire has been welcomed by Brian Hill, founder of Fountain Hills, Arizona-based business advisory firm, Profit Dynamics Inc., and the author of the popular book “Attracting Capital From Angels.” Hill believes that this newswire will bring efficiency into the market by allowing networks and individual investors to find and do business with each other.

No other capital market in the world could possibly operate without the plethora of investment, business and finance media that serves it. With Growthwire now introducing some structure to this essential wealth-creating market, life may become easier for early-stage businesses and the entrepreneurs who would invest in them.

For further information, visit www.growthwire.com.

World Capitalizes on Great Ideas

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Dozens of countries are coming together for the first time to host Global Entrepreneurship Week, a global initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, which lasts Nov. 17-23, 2008, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways to conduct business.

Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA), a 10-year-old American investment banking advisory firm with a global reach, is doing its part to support this effort in giving away 1 million abridged-edition e-books entitled, “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies.”

CCA has become the advocate for the entrepreneur by specializing in assisting start-up and early-stage companies raise seed, development and expansion capital through the issuance of securities. The amounts can range from $100,000 to $20 million for operating companies and up to $100 million for REITs or other Investment Funds. CCA has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the legal, accounting and investment banking work product, just to license it to its users and to enable them to have a shot at their dream.

They have taken one of the most complex, arduous and expensive processes and reduced it to a simple, easy and inexpensive system. They have borne 90 percent of the cost and have done 90 percent of the work. It’s simply up to the entrepreneur to close the gap and finish the process of capitalizing one’s company and make their great ideas a reality.

You can get started by reading the abridged version of the e-book “The Secrets of Wall Street,” the most comprehensive guide to the world of raising capital. To download your personal copy, visit www.CommonwealthCapital.com and enter promotional code 1492.

For additional information about the 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit unleashingideas.org.

Software Revolutionizes Capital Formation

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – In a down economy, when investors do not want to take risks, entrepreneurs struggle to raise capital through the traditional venues. But some entrepreneurs have found innovative ways to raise capital.

New technologies help raise capital in new ways. Entrepreneurs are using software programs to organize and streamline their fundraising efforts.

One company that specializes in assisting start-up and early-stage companies raise seed, development and expansion capital through the issuance of securities, Commonwealth Capital Advisors, LLC, has created software that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to raise capital. The program, Financial Architect, substantially reduces the cost and time needed to raise capital.

Timothy Daniel Hogan, a former Wall Street Investment Banker, created Financial Architect with several goals in mind. First, Financial Architect teaches people how the real world of capital works through the e-book “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies.”

Second, Financial Architect helps entrepreneurs create a “Marketable Deal Structure” for the securities that investors want to buy, while enabling entrepreneurs to keep the vast majority of common ownership interest and voting control. Better yet, Financial Architect helps Entrepreneurs avoid falling into debt as well.

Financial Architect also helps businesspeople produce the required securities-offering documents so that they are fully compliant with federal and state securities laws.

Third, the software teaches entrepreneurs how to access real investors for personal introductions, which help get the job done.

In creating Financial Architect, Commonwealth Capital Advisors, LLC has taken one of the most complex, arduous and expensive processes and reduced it to a simple, easy and inexpensive system. Commonwealth Capital Advisors, LLC has borne 90 percent of the cost and has done 90 percent of the work involved in the process, allowing entrepreneurs to finish the process of capitalizing their companies.

You can get started by reading the abridged version the e-Book, “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies.”

To download a copy, visit, www.CommonwealthCapital.com and enter promotional code 1492.

Finding Solutions to Fund Your Green Idea

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Americans with business-minded solutions to environmental issues need money before they can save the planet. But companies are creating new software systems that can help eco-conscious entrepreneurs.

For example, Timothy Daniel Hogan, a former Wall Street investment banker and the CEO of Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA), wrote an e-book entitled “The Secrets of Wall Street -; Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies.” This e-book serves as the most comprehensive guide available in the world of raising capital.

CCA is a ten-year-old investment banking advisory firm serving the capital-raising needs of the entrepreneurial community. Business owners have successfully raised capital using CCA’s do-it-yourself Financial Architect System. Major universities use Hogan’s e-book in their course programs.

“This book is a complete primer that is straightforward, accurate, and practical,” wrote Raman Chadha the Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University. “It simplifies the legal and financial complexities of the funding process in direct language, and is focused on getting the entrepreneur to do what he or she does best -; take action.”

In addition to its capital-raising software, the CCA provides clients with access to accredited “angel” investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers and many other sources of capital, around the world, that have an interest in funding start-up and early-stage companies.

The CCA software brings successful strategies used by major corporations to smaller ventures. “The company’s goal is to educate business owners; and to provide them with the legal documents and other tools necessary to develop effective deal structures, with the goal of attracting more investors,” wrote Freida J. Curry, Executive Director Center for Urban Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Bottom line, their mission matches Center for Urban Business’s mission of helping small businesses to achieve the next level of significant growth.”

To download your complimentary-abridged edition copy, visit: www.CommonwealthCapital.com and enter promotional code 1492.

Software to Save the Housing Market

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Anyone who has recently picked up a newspaper, turned on the news or driven down a residential street knows that the housing market looks dismal. As fuel and energy prices increase, many Americans find themselves unable to pay their debts and mortgages, leading to foreclosures. The market’s flooded, prices are down and people feeling the economic crunch aren’t looking to buy.

To help revive the market, Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA), a 10-year-old investment banking advisory firm, developed a patent-pending software called “Financial Architect.” The software can enable real estate professionals to raise substantial amounts of equity capital at a fraction of the standard cost.

The easy-to-use software generates securities-offering documents and investor leads, letting developers, contractors, real estate agents and property management companies raise and manage capital for acquiring properties.

“The goals of REIT Producer, the newest ‘Financial Architect’ module, are simple,” said Timothy Hogan, CCA’s chairman and CEO. “We want to help entrepreneurs involved in the real estate industry significantly lower the costs and increase the speed of raising equity capital. Just as important, we want to provide real estate developers and professional property-management firms with an easy-to-use expert system that will enable them to choose the right deal structure for attracting both equity and debt capital that they need to expand their operations and manage those funds in compliance with federal and state securities laws, rules and regulations.”

Using the software, entrepreneurs can raise capital, acquire properties and conduct 1031exchanges to build a portfolio of holdings for development, fix-up or long-term investment.

“We believe there’s significant and growing demand among entrepreneurs for control over their financing strategies,” says Hogan. “The software components of Financial Architect are designed to meet this ‘do-it-yourself’ approach.”

To learn more, simply read the first two chapters of their complementary e-book entitled “The Secrets of Wall Street,” visit www.CommonwealthCapital.com and enter promotional code 1492.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – In 2008, from Nov. 17 to 23, millions of young people will attend events and network online – all to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

What will connect business-minded youth from over 70 countries? Global Entrepreneurship Week, the first worldwide event of its kind, was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark Foundation to inspire and connect people. Governments, businesses, non-profits, schools, teachers and thousands of other organizations will participate.

For example, Commonwealth Capital Advisors, an American investment banking advisory services firm serving entrepreneurs worldwide, will give away 1 million eBooks telling aspiring entrepreneurs how to raise enough capital to start a business. Chile will hold a 10k race. The Netherlands will launch the week from the floor of Euronext, a pan-European stock exchange.

“We need engaged citizens who understand the value of rewarding innovation – from lowering the cost of doing business, to pursuing national policies that accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies in energy, health and other fields,” said Dr. Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

However, the week won’t just instruct future entrepreneurs in markets ranging from fashion to engineering. Many events hope to facilitate discussion about poverty, climate change and sustainability – issues that effect the business world. Organizations hope to tap the next generation’s enterprising and idealistic spirit to solve issues, like creating sustainable economic growth worldwide.

The week will help young people from Ecuador to Afghanistan to the U.S. exchange ideas and network. In an increasingly globalized world, open and international communication seems vital to solving today’s – and tomorrow’s – issues.

As British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “By unleashing the creativity and ideas of young people all over the world, we can create the successful products and businesses of tomorrow.

If you would like to view Commonwealth Capital’s eBook, visit www.CommonwealthCapital.com and use the promotional code 1492. For more more information about the 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit http://unleashingideas.org.