September 2015

24- Sep2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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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
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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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.

For more related information we recommend checking out:

Wired Magazine Website

What are the Benefits of the Internet to Business?

Watch this video for some social media insights in 2015:

Social Media Revolution 2015

 

 

09- Sep2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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What Make us Different: Our Business Network

BUSINESS NETWORK

What makes us different?

 

NewGate Capital?Partners has?cultivated?a business network of private equity buyers through the years. These private equity buyers are investors and funds that make investments directly into private companies or conduct buyouts of public companies. The capital for private equity can be used to fund new technologies, invest within an owned company, or make new acquisitions.

These groups of institutional investors are constantly looking for new opportunities of investments. When you reach?out?to us, we work as?your partner?to work with this extensive network of private equity?buyers.

As your business partner, our job is to provide expert advice. Our mission is to work with clients as partners, creating better strategies while minimizing risk.?In other words, we?only succeed?when?you do.

 

business network NEGOTIATION

 

You can reach us anytime for a consultation

08- Sep2015
Posted By: Tim Ajayi
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Why Choosing Franchise Ownership over Starting from Scratch

So if I scared you in the last blog about the 85% failure rate you are now being realistic about your chances. I also promised a way to get into business 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 ownership and 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 holding the ownership of the franchise 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 a?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. Choosing franchise ownership can reap great benefits.

By

Steve Ivey

04- Sep2015
Posted By: Joe Alvarez
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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.

Steve Ivey