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Franchises

House of Ristra – Beauty Salon

House of Ristra provides Franchise in Indonesia in Beauty Salon Industry. House of Ristra is a centre of comprehensive hair care, skin care and beauty care. With many skin care specialist, beautician and doctor consultation facilities.

 

House of Ristra Services
– Skin Care
– Hair Care
– Therapy
– Ristra Beauty Boutique
– Ristra Skin Care Class

Franchise Investment
– Initial Investment : Rp. 345 Million (including franchise fee)
– Ristra Clinic : Rp. 195 Million (including franchise fee), excluding place
– Franchise Fee : Rp. 100 Million, Ristra Clinic : Rp. 50 Million
– Royalty Fee : 5% from gross margin / month
– BEP : around 2 years

House of Ristra already have ISO 9001 vs 2000 certification and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) – Certified Company.

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Franchises

CSC Washer – Motor Salon

CSC Washer Motor Salonprovides Franchise / business opportunity in Indonesia in Motorcycle Wash and Salon Industry. CSC Washer founded in 2005 and already have some branches in Indonesia.

CSC Washer Products
– Wash ‘n Shine
– Wash ‘n Polish

CSC Washer – PT. Lion Fortuna, a dynamic enterprise which dedicates to Motorbike treatments. Established in December 2005, CSC Washer might still be known as a young company.

However, with the hands-on experiences and knowledge of business industry by Management Team, CSC Washer has been growing rapid by and became one of the biggest Motorbike Care Center in the country. In recent years, CSC Washer has been collecting 1,800 memberships.

CSC Washer philosophyes “Motorbike has to be more than just a vehicle”. In addition to its function as a commuter vehicle, the motorbike could be a symbol of status. The motorbike should be able to express how important is the bikers themselves.

Furthermore, with high quality shampoo, polishing liquid together with certain techniques of washing and polishing, motorbike might also play an important role of transportation in strengthening a bright image of the bikers.

CSC Washer is not merely “washing & polishing motorbike”, but indeed, is the pioneer for washing & polishing motorbike in shopping centers (mall) inquiries by the customers. We treated our Customers and their Motorbikes in an exclusive way of treatment.

It would be accommodated due to the solid support of CSC Washer’s following advantages:

  • Thanks to the close partnership with LIC (Leading Intelligence Care) suppliying high quality shampoo & polishing liquid special for motorbike
  • Special techniques of washing are not just clean all dirt, but indeed, also give customers’ motorbike look shine
  • The quality control which is super strict to guarantee our products and services
  • Professional and well trained crews & team leaders
  • Professional and friendly Customer Service
  • Address : Jakarta City Center Hyperstores (JaCC), Jl. Kebon Kacang Raya, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta
  • Estimated Investment : Rp. 50 Million

CSC Washer treat you and your Motorbike in an exclusive care!

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Manage Finance

Financing Your Business Acquisition Should Be the Least of Your Concerns – Think About Choosing One

At this point in the article, you should feel confident about getting into a new business without using any of your own cash. Then there’s the obvious question: “Where am I going to get the money for the rest of the purchase price?” Coming up with a way to cover the $100,000 down payment on a $500,000 deal seems relatively easy once you know all your options and opportunities. However, getting the remaining $400,000 can be a more difficult task to accomplish. To your big surprise, it is not. Like the process of arranging no cash down, the methods of paying for the rest should not be a concern. Let’s begin with this simple thought: if you think of money as a commodity, or product, you’ll have an easier time finding it, asking for it, and getting it from those who can afford to lend it. Many people have these resources to lend to you. All you need to know is how to ask for it the right way.

Question: Whose door should I knock on first?

Answer: You may already have your foot inside that door. That’s because, as I’ve mentioned before, the most likely source could be the seller. In fact, before you consider any other funding source, discuss the prospect with the seller. (Later, a few other avenues of financing will be discussed, in the event that the seller is not cooperative with your pitch techniques.) Borrowing from sellers typically offers some key advantages:

1) Sellers are not fanatical about earning interest. Their objective is actually to sell their business at a price they feel most acceptable. The seller wants to get rid of their business for a reason, whatever that might be. This may be to get rid of a financial burden, and for you, an opportunity to put into practice your management expertise to transform the same business into a towering mountain of profit.
2) Sellers can be far more understanding than banks. Let’s say your new business has a slow couple of months, and cash flow has become more like a cash trickle. So now you’re forced to miss a payment, or even two. Which lender is more likely to penalize you-the bank, or the person with whom you’ve formed a solid relationship and who can empathize with your business problems? I am sure that you and I share the same answer.
3) And no, sellers won’t take away your personal assets. Whereas most banks are obsessed with collateral, sellers rarely demand the same. Yes, they may want you to put security interest on the business, but beyond that, a handshake will often close the deal.

Question: If seller financing can’t be worked out, should I simply go to my bank?

Answer: Actually, the ideal bank may be the one the business is already using. They know the business and if the seller can introduce you to his or her long-time banker, it could facilitate the transition of ownership. However, you can also apply at any commercial bank for a business acquisition loan. As you might imagine, though, there’s much more required of this kind of transaction than filling out an application like you would for a car loan. They want to know a lot more about you and your chances of success before they approve the loan; and of course, that depends on your credit history and management skills. One thing you must remember is not to beg. You should never go into any financial institution, “hat in hand”, to plead for a loan. As intimidating as banks can be, they’re really just money supermarkets with shelves full of a commodity they want you to buy.

They need you as much as you need them. If you have a deal that makes reasonable sense, they’ll go along with it and make plenty of money from you. If you come into the bank with an idea for a start-up company, a good business plan is required as well. Solid projections will also be needed as part of the package. Using the business plan, the bank can analyze the feasibility of the venture and will decide accordingly.

Question: You mentioned “business plan” early in the article”. What kind of information can I submit to the banker that can be relevant to what he’s looking for?

Answer: Here’s what you can find in a business plan that will help you gather the necessary information for the banker.

Elements of a Business Plan: cover sheet, statement of purpose, table of contents, description of the business, marketing, competition, operating procedures, personnel business insurance, financial data, loan applications, capital equipment and supply list, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, pro-forma income projections (profit & loss statements), three-year summary, detail by month, first year, detail by quarters, second and third years, assumptions upon which projections were based, and pro-forma cash flow.

It is also necessary to present supporting documents to the business plan. A banker will need to see them before even considering you for a loan.

Some supporting documents are: your tax returns for last three years, your personal financial statement (all banks have these forms), in the case of a franchised business, a copy of franchise contract and all supporting documents provided by the franchisor, a copy of the proposed lease or purchase agreement for building space, copies of licenses and other legal documents, copies of resumes of all principals, and copies of letters of intent from suppliers.

Question: Is there a difference between a marketing plan and a business plan?

Answer: Marketing plays a vital role in successful business ventures. How well you market you business, along with a few other considerations, will ultimately determine your degree of success or failure. The key element of a successful marketing plan is to know your customers-their likes, dislikes, expectations. By identifying these factors, you can develop a marketing
strategy that will allow you to arouse and fulfill their needs. Identify your customers by their age, sex, income/educational level, and residence. At first, target only those customers who are more likely to purchase your product or service. As your customer base expands, you may need to consider modifying the marketing plan to include other customers. In report # 8, a sample of a marketing plan is included to give a more detailed idea of its components.

The business and marketing plans are both necessary tools to help you obtain a good idea of how you should pursue your future business. However, if you are looking for a loan at the bank, the business plan should be enough. The marketing plan can be useful when presenting it to business brokers, venture capitalist suppliers and of course, the seller. Since many businesses are seller’s finance, he will be curious to see what are your ideas that will enhance the sales of the business. By doing so, his shares of the business will increase in value and will be comfortable when you’ll take over.

Question: Can you describe in more detail some elements found in the marketing plan?

Answer: My pleasure. A marketing plan is necessary to direct your new business in the path of success. Consider it like your bible. It will help you target the market, or as we said previously, carve your niche. The marketing plan will help you answer the following questions: How you can position yourself with your competitors? How is your product perceived by the consumers? How should you establish a price for your product? Who will distribute your product? How will you promote the product to the public?

In your strategic situation summary, you should summarize the key points from your situation analysis (market analysis, segments, industry, and competition) in order to recount the major events and provide information to better understand the strategies outlined in the marketing plan.
The second section of the marketing plan should include the targets and objectives. This section explains how to define the market demographically- geographically in social and economic terms. Each market target should have needs and wants that differ, to some degree, from other targets. These differences may be with respect to types of products purchased and the frequency of purchase. Objectives should include the following program components:

1) Product
2) Price
3) Distribution
4) Promotion (or sales force)
5) Technical services

As for the third section of the marketing plan, here you will provide the position statements that will help you describe how you want each market target to perceive each product relative to competition. State the core concept used to position your product (brand) in the eyes and mind of the targeted buyer. The position statements should describe:

1) What criteria or benefits the customer considers when buying your product along with the level of importance.
2) What you offer that differentiates your product from competition.
3) The limitations of competitive products.

All these details gave you a general idea on the content of a marketing plan. The most important segments are as follow:

Product strategy:

o You’ll need to identify how each of your products fits the market target. Other issues that may be addressed would be new product suggestions and adjustments in the mix of existing products.
Price strategy:
o The overall pricing strategy should be identified along with the cost/benefit analysis. Identify what role you want price to play, increase share, maintenance etc…
Distribution strategy:
o Describe specific distribution strategies for each market target. Issues to be addressed are intensity of distribution, how distribution will be accomplished, and the assistance provided to distributors.

Promotion strategy:

o Promotion strategy is used to initiate and maintain a flow of communication between the company and the market target. To assist in developing the communication program, the attributes or benefits of your product should be identified for each market target.
Marketing research:
o Describe the market research problem and the kind of information needed. Include a statement that addresses why this information is needed.

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Marketing Strategies

Fed allowed Bank of America Merrill Lynch Master

WASHINGTON – Bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve) gave formal approval to Bank of America to acquire Merrill Lynch, the Wall Street icon battered by the credit crisis.

Acquisition of shares worth $ 50 billion previously announced in September, along with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

The Fed expressed very cautious in considering the acquisition proposal, and finally decided there was no adverse effect of the acquisition of the banking market or other relevant market.

Excerpted from the Wall Street Journal, Bank of America currently has $ 1, 8 trillion in consolidated assets and manage deposit USD774, 2 billion, which represents 10.8 percent of total deposits in banks in the land of Uncle Sam. While Merrill Lynch has consolidated assets of USD875 billion and manage savings of $ 77, 8 billion.

The Fed said the acquisition will make the company’s assets to $ 2, 7 billion and manage fund saving up to USD852 billion, or 11.9 percent of the total bank deposits in the U.S..

As you know, Bank of America, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has the largest deposits in the U.S., while Merrill Lynch is a broker company that is known throughout the world.

The Fed’s announcement of its approval of the acquisition comes after Bank of America shares rose 63 cents, or 4.3 percent, to close at USD15 number, 42. While acquiring shares of Merrill Lynch rose 85 cents, or 7.5 percent, to close at USD12 number, 21.

“Blending a wealth management firm in the world with the biggest bank financial services company will present the most important in the world, without any match,” said Bank of America director Kenneth Lewis, quoted by AFP.

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Finance Services

The Importance of AR Financing Services

Companies that provide accounts receivable financing, or AR financing, will offer services at different levels. Often you are expecting to receive services that compensate for the amount of money you are paying for the service. For this reason, you should ponder what is important for you and your business before choosing an A R factoring company. You should do a thorough investigation of which Commercial Financing Companies you would like to work with.

There are AR Financing firms of all kinds. There are the ones that charge low fees but provide bad service. If you choose low fees over service you may end up waiting on the phone for hours on end, or talk to someone that does not really care to solve your problem. The truth is, the reason why they offer low fees is because they have bad service. Good service is not a priority for them. This is why you should not compromise the quality of the service just for the low fees. The costs eventually add up and end up being much higher.

Fortunately, there are AR Financing firms that provide good service. These firms are usually smaller and more difficult to find because they may not advertise much. However, they may be your best option. Because they are small, they provide more personal assistance and are easy to reach. It is best to speak with a Commercial Finance Broker as they will know who is the best lenders for you type of business, plus most often they are paid by the lender so there is no additional costs to your company.

When your budget for AR Financing is limited, low fees can be enticing. Moreover, you are resorting to Financing because you want to increase cash flow not spend a lot. However, it is important to know that there is a price to small service that you may be overlooking. The companies that opt for the lower fees, are frequently disappointed of their decision specially when they are at the early stages of a long term or short term commitment. Here paying more, pays off.

Finally, it is important to point out that the process of selection an AR Financing company is not easy. We advise you to consider first the level of service you wish to have, the one you need, and the one you can afford and if the difference is only of a few dollars a month choose the one that provides the best service. You need to analyze carefully and look at all sides of the equation when making a decision if Factoring is ideal for you business.

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Small Business

Small Business Opportunities Ideas – Finding Success In Cyberspace

Developing аnd operating a small business continues tο bе a pervasive аnd common goal fοr frustrated entrepreneurs everywhere. Whаt wаѕ once a playing field built exclusively around complicated office facilities аnd exorbitant overhead now exists largely іn cyberspace whеrе small business іѕ thriving. Nο longer іѕ a physical building a fundamental requirement fοr building a successful small business.

Thе advent οf thе Internet hаѕ significantly altered thе way wе dο business. And savvy entrepreneurs know thаt іn order tο bе successful thеу mυѕt hаνе a powerful online presence. Thе power аnd pervasiveness οf thе Internet wіll οnlу continue tο grow аѕ more аnd more people conduct business exclusively online. Fοr those considering small business opportunities іdеаѕ, thіѕ mυѕt bе foremost іn уουr mind.

 

Even thе establishment οf a traditional small business demands аn online presence. Thеrе іѕ simply nο way around іt. Thе continued growth аnd future viability οf уουr small business depends upon a strong online identity. Nο amount οf traditional marketing саn mаkе up fοr a weak online presence whеn іt comes tο small business opportunities іdеаѕ.

Look tο Internet marketing professionals whο саn guide уου through thе process οf establishing аn online identity. Small business opportunities іdеаѕ саn flourish аnd thrive under thе tutelage οf someone whο knows hοw tο successfully navigate Internet commerce.

Such a professional wіll hаνе уου рυt уουr small business opportunities іdеаѕ tο paper аnd organize уουr іdеаѕ аt thе outset. Staying organized аnd focused іn уουr efforts wіll gο a long way tο avoiding possible problems throughout уουr journey. Sοmе forethought саn save уου many headaches along thе way.

Well-рlаnnеd аnd detailed small business opportunities іdеаѕ саn mean future success іn thе industry οf уουr сhοісе. Bе sure tο explore thе myriad οf organizations developed tο аѕѕіѕt entrepreneurs јυѕt lіkе уου. Non-profit organizations, government agencies, аnd small business advocacy groups саn give уου enormous insight іntο thе pitfalls οf entrepreneurship аnd hеlр уου navigate thе sometimes tricky waters οf small business opportunities іdеаѕ.

Professional advice іѕ worth іtѕ weight іn gold. Sο don’t deny yourself thіѕ priceless tool; actively seek out thе hеlр уου need tο achieve уουr business goals.

A small amount οf research саn yield enormous rewards аѕ уου bring уουr small business opportunities іdеаѕ tο life. Before уου know іt, уου’ll bе οn уουr way tο enjoying a personal, profitable, аnd successful business.

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Small Business

Benefits from Small Business Credit Cards

Imagine hiring аn accounts keeping agent fοr free fοr уουr small business. Thіѕ іѕ whаt small business credit card dοеѕ fοr уου indirectly. Hοwеνеr, thіѕ іѕ nοt thе οnlу benefit. Thеrе аrе a lot οf οthеr benefits tοο. It’s fοr thеѕе benefits thаt thе small business credit cards hаνе gained thе status οf a necessity today. Lеt’s see whаt thеѕе benefits аrе.

1. Auto-segregation οf business expenses

 

Thіѕ іѕ thе mοѕt іmрοrtаnt benefit frοm using a small business credit card. Yου јυѕt hаνе tο ensure thаt уου mаkе аll уουr business payments using уουr small business credit card аnd уουr monthly credit card statement wіll clearly аnd accurately reflect аll уουr business expenses. Yου саn υѕе thіѕ further fοr accounting purposes οr business рlаnnіng.

2. Rolling credit

Small businesses, аѕ аnу business, incur expenditures first аnd earnings later e.g. a business mіght need tο mаkе рυrсhаѕеѕ, pay thеіr staff, incur maintenance costs etc, аll towards building a product οr providing services tο thеіr clients. Thе client іѕ, οf course, going tο mаkе payments. Hοwеνеr, thеrе іѕ a time lag between thеѕе expenditures аnd earning. A small business credit card allows уου tο roll-over thе credit i.e. уου саn pay fοr уουr expense using уουr credit card especially whеn уου аrе expecting thе client tο pay іn a month οr ѕο. Thіѕ way уου аrе rolling-over thе credit tο уουr small business credit card supplier. Thus thе money tο fund those expenses doesn’t come frοm уουr cash account

3. Emergency hеlр

Thіѕ іѕ something whісh еνеrу small business requires. Small businesses experience crests аnd troughs. Yου never know whеn аn immediate need fοr money mіght arise (οn account οf nеw рυrсhаѕеѕ etc fοr a nеw project). More importantly, such a need generally arises frοm more/nеw business аnd уου wουld surely nοt want thіѕ gοοd news tο bе transformed іntο bаd news. In such situations, a small business credit card саn become really handy аnd bail уου out.

4. Rewards

Aѕ wіth personal credit cards, thе small business credit cards tοο hаνе membership rewards. Whеn choosing a small business credit card, thіѕ factor ѕhουld аlѕο bе given proper importance. Based οn thе requirements οf уουr business, thе rewards program οf one credit card mіght suit уου better thаn thаt οf another credit card e.g. іf уουr business involves a lot οf air travel, a credit card offered bу аn airlines mіght give уου additional benefits іn terms οf hοw fаѕt аnd hοw much award points уου earn. Yου саn thеn barter thеѕе points fοr οthеr benefits οr products.

5. Othеr benefits

Thеrе аrе a lot οf οthеr benefits tοο whісh apply tο small business credit cards. Though ѕοmе οf thеm аrе similar tο whаt уου hаνе fοr personal credit cards, thе ones fοr small business credit cards generally hаνе something extra wіth thеm. Thеѕе benefits include: cash back option, discounts οn сеrtаіn merchandise, free travel insurance, free baggage protection, discounts οn hotels аnd rental cars аnd many more. Again, ѕіnсе thеѕе vary frοm company tο company, уου mіght аѕ well look fοr thеѕе whеn choosing a small business credit card fοr уουr business.

Wіth ѕο many benefits, small business credit cards аrе really indispensable аnd demand attention.