Year: 2015

17- Dec2015
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Digital Disruption: How It Changes A Business

Today digital technologies are essential parts of successful businesses, it is not more digital technology as the side kick in the business world, it’s now digital technology as the core, the heart of the business.

 

What exactly is?Digital Disruption?

Digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services.

It shows how much the digital world has changed the business side of things.

We found this internal slide from IBM from a presentation about entrepreneurship, the slide mentions some examples of how digital disruption has already happened and will continue happening changing the way business interact with customers and each other.

 

? Most popular media owner creates no content (Facebook)
? Worlds largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber)
? Largest accommodation provider owns no real estate (airbnb)
? Largest phone companies own no telco infrastructure (Skype, WeChat)
? Worlds most valuable retailer has no inventory (Alibaba)
? Fastest growing banks have no actual money (SocietyOne)
? Worlds largest movie house owns no cinemas (NetFlix)
? Largest software vendors don’t write the apps (Apple & Google)

Digital Disruption

So tell us what do you think about digital disruption?

 

Check out this video
Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

04- Dec2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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NewGate Capital November 2015 Business Newsletter

November 2015 Business Newsletter

November 2015 Business News

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Welcome to our new monthly newsletter. The third Thursday of each month, we send out a couple of current projects and updates related to the goings-on at NewGate Capital, our partner companies, our clients, and business brokerage. We realize you are busy, so we promise to keep it brief.

With the arrival of Thanksgiving next Thursday November 26th, the holiday season is almost?here, we want to wish you a great time with your family and friends. In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us.

As always, please let us know if any of the companies below are of interest to you. We’d be happy to make an intro or give more information on brokerage related business!

NewGate Capital Partners has recently partnered with Daily Bread Bakers, LLC?

NewGate Capital Partners has recently partnered with Daily Bread Bakers, LLC an innovative retail bread-based concept that has made its mission to expand the palates of consumers all over the world.

Founded in 2011, Daily Bread Bakers’ core belief is that everyone loves fresh baked bread and they see opportunity based on the observation that this common commodity is rarely available at its most consumable peak; hot, steaming and direct from the oven. ?Combine this near perfect food with specially curated, artisan jams, butters, honeys, other unique toppings and the careful study of molecular gastronomy (how contrasting tastes combine for a delectably unifying experience) and the result is Daily Bread!

I know, it’s making us hungry too…

Daily Bread’s initial target locations include malls, airports, themed attractions, university schools and other high traffic areas. They are currently looking for investment partners.

From left to right: Larry D. Maschhoff, Gregg Dobbs- Owner of Daily Bread Bakers,? Joe Alvarez, Brett Andrews.

Civil Engineering and Surveying Firm for Sale

NewGate Capital Partners is representing the sale of a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Central Florida. The firm has been in business for over 30 years and has a great reputation in the community.

The company currently has 12 employees and sales have been increasing the last several years. They are on pace to do over $1 million in sales by 2015 year ?end which will result in a profit of roughly $300,000. The 3,635 sq. ft. building where the firm is located is also for sale in a high-quality location. It sits on .33 acres of land.

Expressions of interest can be directed to Monte Mitchell, Associate at NewGate Capital at?mmitchell@newgatecapitalpartners.com or (407) 408-9635.

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19- Nov2015
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12 Essential Pitch Deck Slides

Author: Brett Andrews Edited by:Vanessa Ayola

A good pitch deck is tough to come by. It’s important to understand that it’s really a tool meant to support your pitch, not supplant it. This means keeping the amount of words on your slides to a minimum and relying much more heavily on images and your own words to communicate. The last thing you want is your audience reading through paragraphs of text and ignoring every word you say.

I figured I would lay out a standard formula for putting together a deck. While there’s certainly more information that can be added, this should cover the basics.

Let’s get started…

1) Logo Page — The first slide is basically your intro slide. Take your logo and put it on top of a background that will set the design theme for the rest of the deck. You might also want to add a tag-line/mission statement underneath it if you’ve got one.

If you don’t have a logo, I would suggest you look into getting one as soon as possible. It helps to establish your brand and gives an investor the comforting impression that this is more than someone with an idea. With tools like 99designs and dribbble, it’s easier than ever to find freelance designers, who can help put one together for you fairly inexpensively. They can probably also help design a nice looking deck for you.

Use this slide to briefly introduce yourself and the name of your company, then get it moving.

2) Business Overview — Briefly explain what it is that you do — also known as your elevator speech. Your elevator speech needs a little more description than a mission statement, but should be no longer than three sentences. It’d be good to include whether you provide a product or service, the major problem(s) that you solve and for whom.

This is also the slide where you will want to pause and give a demo of your product if you have one. This will establish a solid foundation with your audience, so that you can start to cover the actual business.

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor Jason Calacanis does a great deep dive on giving a proper demo on his podcast This Week In Startups here.

3) Management/Founding Team — Your management slide should list all of the company founders as well as anyone in the C-level that is integral to the operations of the business. Typically their picture, titles and 1-2 pertinent bullet points will do. Feel free to expand on each member verbally, but you don’t need full resumes on the actual deck. Be sure to highlight any background that applies to the industry you are targeting and whether or not you have started other businesses in the past. Most investors are going to focus on the quality of the team over everything else, so consider spending a little extra time on this slide.

 

Part 2

In the First three slides, we discussed how to introduce yourself, your business and your team. Now let’s get into the real meat of the pitch.

Who are you selling to?

How are you selling your product or service?

What significant milestones have you hit so far?

4) Target Market – As a start-up, addressing market size can be a double-edged sword. If it’s too big, you’ll seem like a guppy in an ocean and probably sound a bit crazy. If it’s too small, the opportunity — and corresponding risk — doesn’t move the needle enough for most investors.

I think the best solution is to find a balance.

Start with describing the size and demographics of the smaller market that you’re targeting first. This shows investors that you’re aware of who your customers are and that you’re going to be hyper-focused in the early stages.

Then explain the much larger vision and total addressable market you plan to infiltrate once you’ve found success on a manageable scale. It becomes much easier (and believable) to expand into very large markets when you’re the A-player in a smaller one.

Before Facebook had a billion users, it was a social network for college students. Before that, it was built specifically for Harvard students. Focus is critical in the early stages.

5) Business Model – Your business model is going to vary heavily depending on what it is that you’re selling (hardware, software, both). The most important part of this discussion is demonstrating an adept stranglehold on the numbers — both what you need to charge to be profitable and what the market will bear based off of current competition, plus or minus your value proposition.

Knowing your general customer acquisition cost and their lifetime value also shows you have a firm understanding of your business and are able to set expectations of the capital requirements to get you to the finish line.

This is a good time in your pitch to discuss your distribution strategy, which is arguably more important for future growth. Your plan for distribution will determine how you get your product or service into the hands of consumers. Like your business model, this could very well change over time, but having a plan to grow the usage of your offering is critical when you’re a start-up as it can influence product design, marketing and where you invest your precious capital.

You can argue forever over the best plans for distribution and most profitable business models. The winning combination will usually be unique to your offering and the market you serve. Ultimately, none of it matters until you start to see traction.

6) Traction – This part of the pitch is either dreadful or the right-hook you need to land an investment.

What is traction (in the world of start-ups)? Hopefully, it’s a growing customer-base. But it could be non-paying users if your product is software, web-based or a mobile application. It might also include any significant strategic partnerships that you’ve forged.

What is traction not? Your mom and best friend think you’ve birthed the best creation since seat warmers and see no way that this can fail.

So go ahead and talk about the numbers. How many customers do you have? Are you seeing growth and at what rate? What’s the feedback you’re receiving from early adopters?

Very few ideas are so groundbreaking that they’re investable pre-traction. On the flip-side, it’s very tough to challenge proven success. So having traction is almost essential when raising capital. Costs to start-up a business and get it to the point of “Customer 1” have gotten so low that it’s tough to find a viable excuse for not having sales.

Luckily, if you have it, you have validation. The dog eats the dog food. You will also know a lot more about your market/customers, which allows you to invest in improving your offering to better fit their needs. Whether it scales or not is a different conversation and hinges much more heavily on your level of execution.

Part 3

So far we’ve covered the first half of the pitch deck. You’ve introduced your team and the market you’re targeting as well how you plan to make money and where you are in the process of executing this plan.

You’ve established the base level understanding of your company with your audience by providing information. Now it’s time to be persuasive.

Are you the only people smart enough to take advantage of this massive opportunity? (Probably not)

Why you? What gives you a unique advantage that will allow you to win?

If you do win, what’s the upside? What can investor expect and over what period of time?

7) Competition – If there’s one section of the pitch that I see most often scantily clad, it’s the competition. It’s usually a combined result of heavy bias on the part of the entrepreneur and the lack of understanding what makes up “competition”.

There are folks that are doing nearly the exact same thing as you (direct competition) with a minor twist in business model (SaaS model vs. Freemium vs. Ads etc) or distribution model. Then there are companies/products that are replacements for a problem you solve (indirect competition).

If you have a mobile gaming company competing for the attention and discretionary income of people looking for an escape from boredom, then you are not only competing with Candy Crush, but Xbox and PlayStation as well.

While it’s not necessary to detail each and every one of them, you can make a much stronger case for why you will win if you understand the macro-trends (why people prefer mobile gaming to the alternatives) as well as the micro-trends (paid apps vs free with ads).

This section sets you up perfectly to explain why what you have is better than both types of competitors.

8) Competitive Advantage – Your competitive advantage is the secret sauce. It’s what makes you special. If you are the first to market with a given product, this could also be known as your future competition’s barrier to entry.

What do you have (or know) that no one else has (or knows)? If you are manufacturing some sort of hardware or you provide a service with a unique process, this could include patents or other various forms of intellectual property. It’s good to be clear when detailing the current status of your intellectual property and what it actually protects.

If you’re working on software, patents are much more rare and depending who you talk to, rather useless and a waste of precious funds. The code/algorithms/processes used in the software is intellectual property whether or not it’s actually patented, but software changes so fast that these assets only mean so much.

Often times your competitive advantage is your team, the knowledge of the space, assumptions about the market and plan for execution.

If you’re in an industry with minimal barriers to entry, your product or service can be easily copied and your assumptions of the market are in line with most others, you may want to reconsider what you’re doing getting into this in the first place.

However, if you do have some form of differentiation and you can represent a unique view of the world, you’re going to need to show a would-be investor the potential upside of jumping on the train.

9) Financial Projections – Projections are like throwing darts… blindfolded… left-handed (right-handed for you lefties). The point is it’s almost impossible for you to know what you are going to do in sales 5 years from now, even more so if you’ve yet to make sale #1.

A couple things to consider:

  1. A) Projections past year 3 are worthless, so don’t waste your time. It’s hard enough to predict what you will do a month from now. Don’t waste your valuable time calculating what travel and entertainment will cost 5 years from now. Stick to years 1 through 3.
  2. B) Focus on the Big 4 — Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Expenses and Profit. This will lead you to your projected gross and net margins, which will be a good financial indicator of the potential success of the business. While it’s helpful to break up expenses into separate line items for your own benefit, it isn’t necessary at this stage.
  3. C) Assumptions are everything. This is the part of the projections that will be of most interest to the investor(s). What level of market penetration would it require to reach that revenue number? What are you assuming your conversion rate (link) is going to be? What affect does a lower conversion rate have on these projections? What sort of growth rate are you assuming and how does that compare to other companies in your space? etc. etc.

If you’re company has some historical financials, it makes this process a bit easier because you can extrapolate current trends and have more credible assumptions, however, the projections are still a guess.

The most difficult part of projections is the balance between being attractive and believable. Too low and it isn’t worth an investor’s risk; too high and you risk being laughed out of the room. Striking this balance is an art more than a science, which is why having strong assumptions is all the more powerful.

Ultimately, if you have a viable business concept in a large market with a team that can execute, an experienced investor may disregard the projections all together, but it’s a helpful and necessary exercise nonetheless.

Next, we’ll cover what you’re looking for as an investment, what you’ll do with the money and how to properly close out the presentation. Stay tuned.

Are you considering selling your business? We can help you. Contact one of our Orlando Business Brokers anytime.

05- Nov2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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We Are Happy to Announce our Partnership with SecureAire

secureairSecureAire has developed today’s most comprehensive Indoor Air Quality System for both commercial and residential use. At the core of their systems, SecureAire utilizes their patented Particle Control Technology that removes all indoor air quality contaminants, regardless of type, including bacteria, mold, virus and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).

Today’s energy efficient building codes have created nearly airtight buildings, which ultimately leads to unhealthy indoor air quality. SecureAire’s product performance – unlike any other technology – can be easily measured and verified, removing the burden of proof for their customers.

Want to know more about Our partnership with SecureAir? check out www.SecureAire.com or Contact NewGate

29- Oct2015
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NewGate’s Business Newsletter, October 2015

 

October Business News

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Welcome to our new monthly newsletter. The third Thursday of each month, we send out a couple of current projects and updates related to the goings-on at NewGate Capital, our partner companies and our clients. We realize you are busy, so we promise to keep it brief.


We hope you are enjoying the beginning fall! For those of you fellow Floridians, you’re probably also relieved that the weather has finally dropped into the frigid 70s.With football season in full swing, we thought we would highlight one of our partner companies who has developed some new technology to be used at some upcoming live football games. We’ve also got a great business for sale for any of you who might be interested in turning over a new leaf.As always, please let us know if any of the companies below are of interest to you. We’d be happy to make an intro!

Congratulations to imediaReach!

They have entered into a three year agreement with Florida Citrus Sports for their new product LiveEventTV (http://liveeventtv.com/). The product, which allows attendees at live events to stream television feeds to their mobile devices while at the game, will be in commercial service at the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on January 1st.

They are also working on closing deals with the PGA TOUR, MLB, MLS and SEC for use at this year’s SEC Championship game in Atlanta, Georgia on December 5th.

They are having their first Live Event TV Investor Conference on Tuesday, October 27th at 5:30 PM EST at the Orlando Citrus Bowl — and you’re invited!! Hors D’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Guest Speakers include Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, and David Saphirstein, immediate past Director of Creative Technology for ESPN.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by replying to this email by October 22nd so we can let them know to plan for your attendance. Be sure to include the total number in your party. Following your RSVP, you will be provided with complete conference directions.

Glass, Window and Door Company for Sale

NewGate Capital Partners is representing the sale of a glass, window and door installation and replacement company headquartered in Central Florida.? The company has been in business for over 30 years and maintains a loyal client base.

They have received the reader’s choice award within their community for the last 12 years and have received both the highest industry rating from several of their suppliers as well as an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

The company has 25 employees with senior management in place. Sales have been increasing and they are projecting ~$4.5 million by 2015 year end. There is a 12,000 sq. ft. building comprised of office area, show room and warehouse space sitting on approximately 3/4 acre of land — all included in the sale.

Expressions of interest can be directed to Monte Mitchell, Associate at NewGate Capital. Monte can be reached via email at mmitchell@newgatecapitalpartners.com or on his cell at (407) 408-9635.

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14- Oct2015
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About Business Ownership, Be The Master of your Own Destiny

**Author: Steve Ivey** Edited by V Simon

So you want to be a Florida business owner, master of your own destiny?

 

 

Which came first ? The Chicken or the Egg–

chiken or egg

The age old question in the title might be worth thinking about. Should you do a start-up with an egg or should you buy some chickens? A silly analogy? ?Maybe not.

Many people dream of starting a venture and becoming a business owner in Florida. I?ve helped several hundred wannabe-entrepreneurs work through this process. Many come in with the egg in hand, delicate, carefully guarded and full of promise. Perhaps they?ve decorated the egg to make it look more attractive and more advanced than other eggs. Convinced that their egg is unique yet they really aren?t quite sure what it will be when it hatches. ?They rarely consider that it may not hatch at all. After a time of incubation where you?ve kept it warm and looked at it all hours of the night maybe even added a few more colors to it, it hatches.

You have a chick! They are furry, loud and ready to be fed. It was a chicken after all and you are very proud of this new creature, you probably give it a name even though you can?t tell whether it?s male or female (which is very difficult in young chicks). A few days later you realize that you?ll need another egg or have to buy another chicken to mate with yours or your precious egg, after lots of feed and care, will have provided you with 1-chicken dinner and be gone. Your great idea didn?t produce much and you really were never in business.

Of course, you are smarter than that so you had several eggs or a partner who also had an egg that was compatible with your egg, Hmm, more about that another time. The point or question is: did you save time or resources by starting with the egg versus buying some chickens? Both actions will get you to the same place of beocming a business owner in Florida. You thought the egg route would be simpler and cheaper, let?s explore that.

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Business ownership: A Going Concern or Start from Scratch

Previously we were discussing, not whether to go into business, but the decision of which method made sense for you. A chicken or egg scenario, do you start from scratch with just an egg? An idea that has yet to hatch but holds great promise or do you purchase some chickens, a going concern that is producing revenue and , hopefully, income.

Under the egg method you must have time: Time to weather the delays of a startup, the lack of customers, employees, revenues and spendable income. In fact the reality is you will most likely go deeper in the debt hole having no personal income for many months if not years. Do you have that kind of staying power (reserves)? Investors, if you can find any, will not allow you to spend their money on your living cost. So for sake of analysis let?s examine which is better, the chicken or the egg.

Your egg has a cost obviously much less than buying a group of chickens, but it does not produce current income. Let?s say you have spent $50k on your egg (idea) so far. Even when it hatches you?ll have to build up your ?coup? of chickens letting other eggs hatch not taking income while this process build. You now have another $200k sunk into your business and / or debt from living expenses.

At $250k you could have bought a chicken farm, a revenue producing enterprise. You?d have debt but also income. You?d be buying a proven business because you did your due diligence, and know the stream of revenue the business has been producing. You might have to spend a few dollars for sprucing up the business; perhaps a new marketing campaign but you have INCOME!

But my egg is a fantastic idea. Could be? I hope so. BUT 75% of all new businesses fail by or before year 3 and 85% by year 5, Risky?? You bet! Still want to be in business? Good. We?ll discuss alternative ways to make that happen while lowering the risk next.

 

Choosing Franchise Ownership over Starting from Scratch

So if I scared you by telling you before that about the 85% failure rate, you are now being realistic about your chances. I also promised a way to get into being a Florida?business?owner that is less risky, ready?

I?m writing this to both newbies and serial entrepreneurs; consider a proven concept with a well-established franchise. Of course you already know all about that and have been receiving vast amounts of promotional material from various Franchise development departments. They want you to buy a NEW location. While their concept might be proven, locations seldom are. However, good Franchisors have good methods for picking locations. So what do I have to say that?s different?

I suggest you seek out existing franchises that are either underperforming or the owner (franchisee) just needs or wants to get out. Franchisors know about these folks but will not suggest this upfront as their fees are much less when a transfer is made. In fact at any one time at least 20% of a Franchise portfolio is in transition or the Franchisor is looking to move out a poorly performing location because the owner is just a bad manager or lazy thinking he or she didn?t have to work at the business. This can be the ?chicken? way of getting into business as there are good records and you?ll know what you are getting into. Plus, it will have revenues day one! You will most likely get into this existing location around 30% less than if you had started it. Now that?s a better deal. We like to be creative in finding deals for folks.

For you serial business folks with deeper pockets, there are often groups of locations available for many of the same reasons above. You can buy the whole package or pick and choose for a slightly higher price. Either way you get a viable, ongoing group of locations priced based on their current performance not the excellent performance you will get out of them once you apply your smart management talents.

 

This is a compilation of a series of prior posts written by Steve Ivey, NewGate Capital Partners Director, Winter Park Angels. Learn more about Steve’s work and experience here

Are you considering selling your business? We can help you.?Contact us here?

 

 

 

01- Oct2015
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4 Reasons to Invest in Startups

growing a startup

Why should you invest in startup companies?

Here are four areas where investing in startups and the private markets is?superior to investing in Wall Street:

Access

Investing in a Startup gives you unmatched access to the company and its affairs. You get to see minute details that you could only guess in a public company.

 

Legal Insider Information

According to Jason Cohen, “They ?say the only way to consistently make money on Wall Street is to have insider information. Unfortunately it’s not a joke, ?and although it’s illegal (and people sometimes go to jail for it ), those in the know will tell you it’s the norm.”?Remember the Martha Stewart Case anyone?? Investing in an startup gives you legal insider information on a level that could send you to jail on Wall Street.

 

Arbitrage

Simply put, arbitraging is buying in one market and selling in another while taking advantage of price differences. For savvy investors, startups present opportunity to buy low and sell high when the company is either acquired by a bigger competitor or it goes public through an IPO – which is simply a process designed ?for early investors to cash in on their investment.

 

Present at Creation

A startup is a creative force. At best, it is an innovative engine designed to push the limits of current dogmas. Startups investors are the grease that keeps this creative engine moving and they get to be present at the inception of such creative endeavors. America runs on innovation, startups thrive on innovation and startup investors fund such an innovation.

This article is based on an article first published on 2011 by Joe Alvarez Jr.?

 

 

 

24- Sep2015
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Top 10 Investors’ Investment Criteria

Investor’s investment criteria in rough order of importance for all investors

Source – Harvard Business School Division of Research

  1. Enthusiasm of entrepreneur

  2. Trustworthiness of the Entrepreneur

  3. Sales potential of the product

  4. Expertise of the Entrepreneur

  5. Investors liked entrepreneur upon meeting

  6. Perceived financial reward

  7. Growth potential of the market

  8. Quality of the Product

  9. Niche Market

  10. Track record of the entrepreneur

Invest

Angel groups expose entrepreneurs to a wide set of potential investors. At NewGate Capital Partners, our structured process facilitates a relatively quick and efficient investment decision. We provide insight through ongoing coaching and mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs and executives.

 

For more info check out this guide Angel Investing 101

Want to know more? visit us at http://www.newgatecapitalpartners.com/capital-angels/entrepreneurs/

 

For the Complete list look below:

 

Investors' Investment Criteria HBR

 

 

17- Sep2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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September 2015 Newsletter

 

 

?September’s Business Review

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Welcome to our new monthly newsletter. Starting this September, the?third?Thursday?of each month we are going to send out a couple of current projects and updates related to the goings-on at NewGate Capital. We realize you are busy, so we promise to keep it brief. We hope you enjoy!

NewGate Capital Partners has partnered with Photon Communications

We’re excited to announce our recent partnership with Photon Communications!?Have you ever wondered what the experience is like for the hearing impaired and non-English speakers to watch a movie at your typical American cinema?

Photon Communications, LLC has solved the problem no one else could. Through their patented, multi-lens technology, they provide cinema patrons with an optional pair of 3D-like glasses to see subtitles in any language they choose. This closed-captioning technology remains invisible to the rest of the audience and does not compromise the high-definition integrity of the film.

This technology was developed by the founder in conjunction with Lockheed Martin. Photon Communications is planning to raise a small round of equity-based seed capital to help further the technology and fulfill pre-orders.

There are 40,194 cinema screens in the U.S. alone, all of which need a solution for the hearing impaired.

?Central Florida Engineering Firm for Sale

NewGate Capital Partners is representing the sale of a full service Inspection, Testing and Geotechnical Engineering firm specializing in Threshold Inspections.

In business for over 15 years, this firm has completed 5,400 projects covering 2 states including more than 20 Florida counties and has a long and loyal list of repeat customers.

They are on track to do $1.1M in revenue this year with a net of $230k, which are better than average margins. This company would be the ideal business for a young P.E. professional looking for a jump start in the industry or as an add-on to an engineering firm already in operation.

Any interest or inquiries about the business can be directed to Jeremy Edwards, Associate at NewGate. Jeremy can be reach via email at jedwards@newgatecapitalpartners.com or on his cell at 407-668-8949.

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10- Sep2015
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Doing Business in an Internet World

We wanted to share with you this quote from

?Wired Magazine September edition😕

Wire magazine September cover

Business/People

“Since the days of the first web browser businesses have felt the pressure to go online.?But today the Internet connects the cities we live in and the appliances we use.??It?s how we watch TV, listen to music, hail rides, trade stocks, chat with doctors, educate kids, store files, and shop for groceries.” ?

The Internet is no longer just one aspect of doing business;?it?s the core of how business works?the essential infrastructure of the global economy.

Internet Quote

The internet has become an essential part of our lives not only in business but also how we communicate with our peers in a daily basis. Today, new generations are growing up in an electronic world, having access to computers and mobile devices from a young age. Businesses can’t ignore that and must have a presence online through websites, social media and e-commerce to keep competitive. What’s next? we will see what new gadgets bring on shaping the future of our daily lives and the global economy.

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