Beginning of the last month, Microsoft made the announcement of its new Surface Go, a tablet released to take marketshare off Apple’s “almighty” iPad, with an alternative vision, and a moderate price. The device will be available this summer.
To power of the Surface Go is offering up to nine hours of autonomy. Microsoft has set its sights on the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, a dual-core processor that would be a good balance between performance, efficiency and temperature control (an important data for an object with a minimalist and fanless design). For $399, you will get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB for files (eMMC). For $549, the RAM will be doubled, as well as the storage space (SSD). LTE versions will arrive later.
In terms of connections, the Surface Go gives way to the USB-C connectors, an interface capable of charging the tablet and sending a video signal. The Surface Connector, proprietary format, is also there, as is the microSD card reader and jack port. There is also a camera at the front and rear.
Like the Surface Pro, the Go version will be accompanied by a battery of accessories, in order to become a productivity-oriented device. All accessories are optional, to keep the price low. This includes the backlit keyboard with a large trackpad ($99 or $129 if you choose its version with soft Alcantara coating), Bluetooth mouse ($35) and stylus ($99). A 64 GB Surface Go with stylus will cost $498. An iPad 6 with 32 GB and a Pencil cost $428.
In this configuration, the Go is much more a PC than a substitute for the iPad.
During the first boot, the Surface Go will run under Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s closed operating system. But owners are free to switch to the normal OS for free.
Features offered by Microsoft
In terms of functionality, we were presented with new possibilities with PowerPoint, which can now use artificial intelligence to help you make beautiful presentations. It can now, according to your choices, adapt to offer you suggestions for future presentations that you may like. New 3D animations can also be added and triggered with the tablet stylus. A really good idea if you are used to making presentations.
Another interesting feature is in OneNote. And this one should please parents and children. Indeed, it is possible to select a text so that the software can break it into syllables to facilitate learning to read. Moreover, by clicking on each word, the child will be able to see a small illustration image of the selected word. A real plus for learning to read.
Although these features have been around for some time, they take on a new dimension with this kind of tablet that is powerful, yet ergonomic and affordable. Microsoft has also sniffed the good idea since the firm will offer significant discounts for education, professionals, but also students. Microsoft definitely seems to demonstrate its desire to compete with Apple’s iPad.
The new LG G7 will land at the end of April. The Korean company has released some information on its smartphone and confirmed its release date.
LG revealed the release date of the LG G7 ThinQ to ETNews media. The LG G7 will have a preview in South Korea.
It will be unveiled at the end of April and available a few days later in mid-May. We do not yet know what the situation is for the other countries.
LG also stated that its smartphone will be offered at a reasonable price. Everything depends on LG but one can hope that it will be well below those of its direct competitors. That’s pretty good news.
The company has achieved this by limiting component costs. They opted for an M-LCD display rather than an OLED panel. It does not escape the famous notch.
The LG G7 will be the first smartphone of the brand to use M-LCD technology.
It is supposed to be 35% less energy consuming than a conventional LCD and offer the same level of quality as an OLED.
LG G7 ThinQ – opens up the door to artificial intelligence
The G7 will also be the first smartphone of the brand to be equipped with a 16MP dual camera with an aperture of f/1.5.
This dual sensor will see its capabilities multiplied tenfold by an artificial intelligence unit.
It is partly for this reason that the G7 is now labelled ThinQ. This is the recognition sign for all LG inflated AI devices.
The artificial intelligence of the camera will be able to improve photos in low light conditions or analyze subjects divided into eight different categories (portrait, food, pets, landscape, city, flower, sunrise and sunset).
AI is not limited to photography.
It is at the service of other functions such as the recognition of objects or places.
To summarize everything we know about the LG G7, the smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor. It has a FullVision screen with an 18:9 ratio and a notch.
The smartphone is equipped with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. The battery should be 3000mAh.
Finally, the hull manufacturer Olixar offers us a new overview of the smartphone through several 3D renderings.
DJI is giving its competitors a hard time following the release of the Mavic Pro last year (see more @Le Mavic). Many competitors such as French Parrot are trying to get their head out of the water, rather than betting on a new model, Parrot has come to recycle his famous bebop two by giving it high capabilities in shooting and live sharing on social networks.
amazing black mat finish
The main idea is to rub shoulders with the brilliant spark of the Chinese manufacturer. For the occasion, parrot restyled its bebop two by adding the mention “Power” to it. But it is above all under the hood that the greatest new features are to be found. If the 14-megapixel camera remains the same, it is enriched by the full-HD with 60 frames per second. However, 4k is not on the agenda. But it is above all at the level of the people detection algorithm that improvements have been made. The device is now designed to follow the targeted subjects without “Stalling.”
To “Lock” a person, just point the camera at him or her and tap on it from the smartphone application. All we have to do is fly the drone. The latter then manages to maintain the focus on the subject as much as possible.
Take-off from the palm of your hand
On the same principle, it is possible to activate a tracking mode which will also associate the position of the smartphone via its GPS. This way, you don’t have to drive, the bebop two power sticks to the basque of the smartphone wearer. Note that it is possible to lock a permanent shooting angle. A small bonus, like Spark, it is possible to make the UAV take off from the hand from the moment the cabin holds it.
In addition to these options, the drone is equipped with four modes designed to give original angles of view to the selfies. Thus, the drone can orbit around the subject or make a parabola. Another mode allows you to shoot circular shots at an increasingly broad range. The only thing to worry about is that this drone, supposedly a follower of social networks, doesn’t have live streaming features on facebook live or youtube.
Other modes are planned to create landscape shooting scenarios, with traveling and vertical camera movements associated with panoramas. For the rest, according to the manufacturer, the range is inflated with five minutes more than the previous version which was limited to 25 minutes.
The price of this bebop two power oversubscribed is 849 dollars with a folding FPV glasses (parrot cockpit glasses 2), two batteries and the sky controller remote control.
If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’re interested in entrepreneurship and you’ve already thought about it, or you’ve already done it! In both cases, these 16 tips will help you keep in mind the key points of a good entrepreneur.
1. Be curious
Curiosity is often said to be a dangerous defect. For a good entrepreneur, this is an essential quality! Inform yourself, read and learn. You can even create a blog to share what you’ve learned. Being curious will allow you to open your mind and discover the world around you, to better improve it!
2. Don’t expect immediate success
Unless you’ve created the pill to make anyone immortal, don’t expect immediate success. Entrepreneurship is a marathon and not a sprint, take the time to ask yourself the right questions and answer them. To cultivate a long-lasting spirit, don’t hesitate to exercise regularly, to surround yourself with energetic people and above all, don’t forget that you are human and that you need to relax!
3. Create something you like
If you are embarking on entrepreneurship, it is above all to do a job that you like. If you are passionate about what you do, it will be reflected in your accomplishments. Doing something you enjoy is motivating, and that’s what will wake you up early in the morning to continue your project!
4. It’s never too late to get started.
Just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you can’t start the project of your dreams. There is no age limit to the determination and desire to succeed. To give you an example, Arianna Huffington created the Huffington Post at the age of 55!
5. Don’t be afraid of failure
When we talk about entrepreneurship, we often talk about the success stories that we all envy. We’re talking a little less about the more numerous failures, and that’s a good thing! Don’t be afraid to fail, that’s what blocks most people who want to get started. If you get started, and your project doesn’t succeed, it won’t be a failure because you will have at least learned things, gained experience for your next project!
6. Don’t be afraid of the unknown
Get out of your comfort zone; this is where fabulous things usually happen. It is not by staying at your favorite bar with your old friends that you will be able to open your mind. This point joins the one on curiosity. Discover new things!
7. Tell stories
All politicians will tell you: to attract the attention of an audience, you must have a story to tell. It’s the same for entrepreneurs. A good story about your project can only make it interesting for your target audience. Be authentic, forget the lengthening stories like “We were at a party, a bit drunk and it just came to us! »
8. Put customer service first!
It’s often the thing you don’t think about at first glance, and yet it’s the most important thing! Don’t think of your customers as buyers, but as people who keep your business going. If you treat them like kings, they will surely return it to you!
9. Don’t ever put “human” aside.
This point is related to the previous one because it is essential never to neglect this value. Never forget your loved ones, your family. Be close to your employees and customers, regardless of whether you run a multinational or a small business. The human relationship is the key to success.
10. Invest in social networks
Even if this may seem obvious today, it is still important to remember why we need to invest in social networks. These will allow you to build a healthy community, the basis of a good project. Also, you can learn a great deal just by listening and sharing.
Goodbye OS X El Capitan, hello macos Sierra. For the new update of the operating system of the Mac, Apple made in the simplicity. One way to better match other Apple systems, iOS, and watchOS in particular. And this nominal approximation is also felt in the functionalities. With Sierra, the link between the different products of Apple is more advanced. Let’s see what’s so amazing about this new Apple OS!
ICloud Drive, the indispensable. Already present on the previous version of macOS, cloud Drive, the file synchronization system in the cloud, has been significantly improved for Sierra. While previously saving files from certain applications in the cloud, it can now automatically backup all files on the desktop and in the “Documents” folder. The two places where the most important files are usually stored.
Best of all, the arrival of an application “cloud Drive” on iPhone and iPad allows finding in real time the files present in these folders of the Mac remotely on smartphone or tablet. A system that is practical in everyday life and avoids many forgetful or transfers on USB stick when working remotely without its computer.
Siri, but with discretion. In general, MacOS Sierra takes back many features coming from iOS, the operating system of the iPhone and iPad. Siri, the voice assistant for Apple, does not escape and integrates the computers of the brand. Dedicated features and queries have been designed for computer use. If it is still possible to ask Siri for the next day’s weather or schedule an appointment, the wizard can also search the files on the computer.
In practice, Siri works quite well, but the use is not always easy. Without earphones in a noisy work area, the voice assistant does not always understand the user’s requests. Those who wish to use Siri will, therefore, have every interest to do so with headphones or headphones.
A better file management system
Photos, Messages, and iTunes at iOS time. Several other applications also adapt to the output of iOS 10. First of all, “Messages” is now compatible with the latest features of its binocular on iOS. It is, therefore, possible to send and receive giant emojis, stickers or messages written in invisible ink.
The “Photos” app adds the Memories discovered with iOS 10. The functionality that orders and groups the images taken during a trip or the same person, for example, has a dedicated tab on Mac. Finally, iTunes reorganizes itself in the same way as the Music application on iOS. Navigating between songs stored on the computer and those accessed via the Apple Music Streaming Service becomes simpler.
The tabs for everything, the videos to have fun. In the straight line of the features coming from iOS, the “picture in picture” or “image in the picture” in good French makes a small place on the Mac. It is, therefore, possible to view a video from iTunes or Apple’s browser “Safari” in reduced size while performing another task. Only problem, relatively few online video services are compatible to date. If Vimeo is compatible with the function, neither YouTube nor Dailymotion is currently supported.
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Two designs, standard exterior specifications and a desire to offer old games but also recent ones … here are the first pieces of information we managed to gather about the Atari box.
Many things remain to be known about Atari’s Atari box, its first console for years, but the venerable manufacturer and developer at least decided to show the design of his machine. It is via a newsletter to its subscribers that the firm has unveiled the pictures below, as well as some initial information about its objective.
The first news about the Atari box
Naturally offered in modern version red/black and in old school version way wood of the Atari 2600, the Atari box keeps its dark entrails for the moment. We just know that it has an HDMI port, 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port, jack and an SD card slot.
The presence of the Ethernet port is accompanied by important information in the newsletter: the Atari box will offer classic Atari games like the NES and SNES Classic Mini of Nintendo, but also “current video game content.” It remains to know what this means exactly, but the objective of Atari is certainly to attract as much the fans of the brand as the others.
What about performance?
It is remained to know the performance of the machine, its mode of operation (console open in Android TV or closed?) Its price, the games that will be offered or its date of availability. Atari’s strategy is to disclose information little by little to “do things right” and warns that there will be many steps in the coming months. We must, therefore, be patient.
The new DJI’s Phantom 4 is a new model of a well-known and extremely popular brand among casual pilots – DJI Phantom. At Mungi, we fell in love with the new version of this already acclaimed drone and will be using it for our next annual meeting in Dallas.
Look around when you’re outside hanging out with drone pilots and it’s very likely that at least a few of them will own a Phantom drone. Compared to its predecessors it is slightly easier to fly and harder to crash. With a few significant enhancements, it seems fit the series and to be a step in the right direction. What has changed?
The awesome features
– Collision avoidance The first significant change is the new collision avoidance feature, which gives your remotely piloted aircraft a bit of autonomy regarding finding and avoiding obstacles. The new front camera helps your UAV avoid hitting trees, walls, and other obstacles on its way, making it easier to use for beginners and a bit safer than the previous versions.
This new feature gives you the chance to choose a subject that you want to focus the camera of your DJI Phantom 4 on – it can be anything, from a person up to an object like a bike or a car which your RPA can follow and keep recording. This is great, especially if you are trying to record a movie focusing on a particular person or object. To do that, it uses the same technology as it used in collision avoidance, but this time, the focus is not on the obstacle but anything it has to follow.
The third interesting feature, while not that new and groundbreaking, gives you the possibility to get the live feed from the drone’s forward-facing camera straight onto your mobile device; that way you can tap anywhere on the screen to point your UAS into that direction. The drone follows your orders smoothly, and it’s not that hard to control it using the mobile app.
How does it look
On the outside, this UAS hasn’t changed much, compared to Phantom 3. It’s made of glossy plastic, and it lacks the coloured bands on the arms; those are finished with a shiny metal, giving the whole machine a very professional look. If you look at it from a distance, there is no significant change noticeable, but when it flies a little bit closer to you, it is easy to notice the more attractive and slightly more aggressive changes in the design. The controller is now also shiny to better match the drone.
Overall user experience
Thanks to the new features, it’s a lot of fun to follow people, control it using simple taps and fly without having to worry about avoiding obstacles. It’s enjoyable though definitely not for beginners. Despite having the anti-collision system it’s still not super safe as it only works for the front-facing camera, so you are not protected when the drone is flying to the left, right or any other direction.
There are three different speeds which the drone can achieve. In the standard mode, it’s capable of reaching up to 35 mph; with the new feature, collision avoidance, turned on, it can go as fast as 22 mph. If you want some real speed, you can turn on the new “sports mode”, in which it can reach even 45 mph, what is a superb result for a typical retail drone which isn’t advertised as a racing drone. Even with higher speeds the video stream is very clear, and there are barely any lags. The quality of recorded video has improved compared to the previous versions; the changes are visible in the streaming process – compared to a few other unmanned aircraft systems, this one almost never loses connection, what is a big improvement.
– One of the biggest advantages of DJI Phantom 4 is its three new features. The (finally) added collision avoidance mode makes it a great tone for beginners even though it’s not that easy to control. The “sports mode” is perfect for casual racers and everyone who would love to try racing but wants to buy a universal drone.
– One of the best drones on the market available for personal use.
– It’s proof that changes in the Phantom series are going in the right way.
– It can record top-notch videos without any noticeable lag.
– There are some claims that this RPA is five times more stable than its predecessors. It also holds the exact position much easier and delivers much smoother footage making it an excellent choice for everyone who is into filming using drones.
– It’s made of very high-quality and durable materials, increasing it’s safety and life span.
– The collision avoidance works only for the front camera, so you still have to be very careful when you are flying the drone towards any other direction.
– Compared to a few other unmanned aerial vehicles available on the market, it is still not a fully autonomous UAV, even despite having a great tap to control feature.
– The tracking feature is great once you lock it on something or someone; unfortunately, it’s not that easy to catch the object and lock on it. The system likes to tell you that the chosen object is too small or too far away.
. Still, the new features make it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a modern and affordable (despite the high price, when you consider the features), RPA.
DJI Phantom 4 raises the bar, for a drone which isn’t targeting any professional audience, it has a very high-quality camera, very useful features which can be used both by beginners (collision avoidance) and a bit more professional pilots (” sports mode”). Despite a few technological limitations which aren’t a very big drawback in a drone of that class, it can be recommended with confidence to anyone who wants to learn the art of drone flying as well as everyone who is looking for a universal and high-quality machine. The drone can be used to fly around your neighbourhood, race with others or create amazing and high-quality footage – recommended!
All online professionals, must now how to be present on the internet channel. It is necessary to reach a larger customer base and from different backgrounds, but also to assert itself from the competition.
So you have to create a website to your image, put your ads or to submit your business and services.
Open source solution
CMS (Content Management System) are open source solutions with multiple benefits. They will allow you to create a functional website, secure, easily customizable and manageable.
This is what your dashboard will look like
Indeed, for these professionals, it is important to qualify for a commercial independence, to be independent in the management of these marketing tools and not to depend on a web agency or other provider.
WordPress, an excellent open source solution for creating your website
WordPress is one of the most used CMS in the world, more than 50 million websites and blogs referenced in late 2011.
At its inception,
WordPress was used mainly as a blog platform, off in recent years, there has been an explosion. It is now used to create all kinds of Web sites (e-commerce, showcase site, personal website, etc …). Today, developers can carry out any website using the WordPress structure.
Making it a favourite tool for professional developers, but also webmasters apprentices.
Why such enthusiasm?
Content management systems “open source” as WordPress, are very powerful and high performance, and benefit from many advantages:
WordPress is quite easy to install and use, even for the most novice of you. It has a system of administration (back office) simple, clear and easy to tame.
Editing posts and pages is super easy
– Adaptability and flexibility: As we say above, it is possible with more or less skill to create any website (blog, personal website, e-commerce, showcase site, etc …).
– Autonomy in the administration of the site: Ability to manage and animate with ease editorial content of your site, as well as photos, videos and other content. WordPress benefit of a clear administrative interface and easy to take in hand, even for beginners.
– Security: WordPress is a tool that is encoded by many programming professionals. Also, many updates are made each year to correct faults, if any.
– Plugin Library: Hundreds of plugins/extensions are available on the site, to change your site to your agreement.
– Free: This CMS is distributed under the GNU (General Public License), very popular in the industry of “open source”, which makes it totally free.
– Documentation: In addition to the codex that provides, which is well documented, the popularity of this CMS, that there are many resources all over the web.
– SEO Friendly WordPress is a platform uniquely made for SEO.
– Personalization: What is the main strength of this tool is its customization capability. Indeed, the underlying basic WordPress theme is a system that will allow you to change your website or blog property without much difficulty.
Three options available to you:
Free or paid, the web is full of WordPress themes all kinds. Indeed, many companies have engaged in the manufacture of themes, which allows webmasters apprentices benefit from professional designs, including some very advanced features. Here is a small selection of real estate WordPress themes, ideal for real estate professionals.
Alternatively, developing its theme. It requires you to know well the structure and WordPress functions and has some technical skills, but it allows to customise its site fully.
Either through a professional, who will provide you with a site “customised” to a reasonable price, since it will be based on the WordPress structure to create the site.
You have understood, WordPress is an ideal solution for developing the website of your real estate agent or to submit your products / services. Its many strengths make it an attractive tool in the web world, and it is not ready to stop.
If you use Twitter, then you know how useful tweet chats can be. They’re an excellent way to connect with like-minded individuals and make connections you might not usually make. If you’re new to tweet chats, hopefully, the tips below will help you out when first getting started in the tweet chat arena.
1. Use a reliable Twitter client
Twittr client for twitter
The first thing you want to do is use a reliable Twitter client to follow the chat. Nothing can be more frustrating that trying to keep up with the chat when the software you’re using keeping timing out or lagging.
At Mungi our client of choice is TweetChat.
Reasons we use it:
Slow down the flow of the chat if it’s going too fast
Smart pause lets you read what you’ve missed
Feature and Block users, keep track of those you want and ignore those you don’t want to
Toggle font allows you to view the chat at a readable level
There are other ways to track the chats; the important thing is to figure out what features you want then try it out to make sure it works for you.
2. Keep your tweets short
When interacting in the chat, it’s a good idea to keep your tweets short enough so they can be retweeted and so others can add their remarks onto it. Also, chats tend to go by pretty quickly even if you do use TweetChat to slow it down so making your tweets scannable means the other people in the conversation are more likely to read your tweets, reply to them or retweet.
3. Listen and participate
After moderator asks question Q1, Q2, Q3 et.c, you should also respond with A1, A2, A3, etc. It will help others understand what question you’re answering in the chat. Be mindful of others in the chat and interact with not only the Moderator but the others in the chat as well. There’s more than just you and the Moderator in the tweet stream.
At the end of the chat thank the Moderator & other peeps at the end of the chat you followed or engaged with during the chat. Then take some time to try and connect with others you might have missed the opportunity to interact with during the chat. More often than not some people keep tweeting long after the “chat” has ended.
4. Track the chats
Sometimes chats are so fast and full of great content, it can be overwhelming. Amazing nuggets of knowledge can be missed in the blink of a tweet. One of our favourite tools is HashTracking.com. HashTracking is a powerful free and paid analytics service.
From full transcripts of chats to snapshots of tweets, impressions and reach, there is also top 10/top 20 lists that help analyse the audience of the conversation. That’s helpful to see who are the leaders of the discussion, who makes the biggest impression and who you might want to follow.
5. Show your passion
If you’re participating in a Twitter chances are it’s something you’re passionate about or something you want to learn more about. One way to hit it off with people in the tweet chat is to talk about why you’re passionate about the topic. If you’re looking to learn you’ll connect with people that can help you out, or if you already know a great deal it’s a chance for you to shed some knowledge and help out.
Why does a business need to team up with a web design and SEO company? The answer is simple. With many competitors in the entrepreneur world, high-end marketing strategy is essential. Many business people have managed to penetrate into online marketing, majorly through websites.
Marketing for businesses has become easier and less costly. However, many people are not achieving the returns because clientele numbers have stagnated or decreased. Why? In the current market, there is more to attractive websites.
Having a website is not any less valuable, however, as you seek to achieve growth and more customers for your product and services, it is of essence that you step up into the current trends.
Whether you are just starting a venture or looking into expansion, it is important you are in partnership with a web design company that offers SEO services. Know more about SEO related to the latest web design trends.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is a tool that drives traffic to a website. It analyses and builds websites so that they are found easier when indexed by search engines.
Why is SEO of relevance to your business today?
With Search you stand the following advantages;
Promotion of website and existence.Since you are on the engines, then your website is known, and so are your products and services.
People are getting to trust the sites on search engines. They are ranked from customer visits, highly known and therefore, trusted sites. Your business is more credible.
It’s faster and easier.
When potential clients are in need of products and services, you will be easily available to offer your services.
It is now generally admitted that online marketing is now cheaper than all other modes of marketing and advertising. With SEO, it is even far cheaper and the returns high.
Most probably there are many people offering the same kind of business you are. How do you beat them? Get to rank high with SEO. When people we are searching. You are first.
High traffic. When many customers are interested in your services and products, you experience traffic. Your business is on demand, and that is the whole aim of SEO.
Once you penetrate the market, and your goods are popular you grow. You can meet customer demands.
Are you considering becoming a successful entrepreneur? Many businesses collapse due to lack of a plan. There is the need to understand how to place your business strategically on the market. More so in the current world. With just a website, you are half challenged. Don’t just look for a webmaster with web design capability. Look for a company to take your business to the next level. Look for a web design company highly knowledgeable and skilled in an offering SEO services.
Many people are continuously searching for a checklist, that they can utilize when it comes to starting their own business. However, the problem with this is that, from your business type and your ideal market to your physical location, there are so many variables involved, that the task that’s associated with creating a standard list that can apply to everyone would be prove to be difficult to say the least. Nonetheless, the key components that you should be aware of when it comes to the business that you want to establish, is that you need to be flexible. In this article we’ll take a brief look at the 5 fundamentals that everyone needs to follow when it comes to establishing a business.
1) Personal Evaluation
Personal evaluation is the most important fundamental that you should focus on when it comes to starting your own business. You need to be very self aware of yourself in the sense that you should know what your weaknesses are, as well as your strengths. Once you have determined what your strengths and weaknesses are, you need to ask yourself how they will affect the daily operations of your business. Additionally, as far as knowing yourself goes, you should strive to enter into a market that you enjoy and have great knowledge in, due to the fact that as your business expands, it will consume a larger portion of your life and as such, you want to strive to ensure that you are happy within the market that you choose to enter.
2) Evaluate The Market
The next thing you need to do is to evaluate the market. This is because the more you know about your market, the better protection you will have and you will be able to capitalize on your advantages once you gain some valuable insight into the market. For example, you should aim to evaluate your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses. Once you have a general understanding of their strengths and weaknesses you can gain the advantage by exploiting their weaknesses. For example, if your competitors offer poor customer service, this should be one of the things that you place a high emphasis on when you establish you business.
3) Evaluate The Various Business Formations And Acquire A Business License
The first step to making your business a reality is legal registering of it, via business license. When it comes to registering a business, you have 4 different business formations to choose from, which are :
* Corporation * Limited Liability Company * Partnership * Sole proprietorship
Ensure that you check the pros and cons that are associated with each business formation before you make a decision.
4) Formulate A Business Plan
When it comes to the structure of your business, you need to formulate a business plan. Not only will your business plan, operate as a road map for your business, you will need an official business plan when it comes to securing financing. When it comes to formulating a business plan, the standard plan should consist of nine different sections at a minimum, which are:
* Executive summary
* Company overview
* Products and services
* Target market
* Marketing and sales plan
* Milestones and metrics
* Management team
* Financial plan
4) Secure Financing
Most small businesses initially secure financing, via personal loans, help from family members and friends, credits and a variety of other private financing options. However, you need to ensure that the financing option that you utilize, match the needs of your company. When it comes to securing major investments, some of the lending options that you have available include:
Once you have a great understanding of you strength and weakness as well as your competition’s strengths and weaknesses, knowledge about the market as a whole such as ideal demographics and feasible marketing solutions, the necessary licenses and certifications, a business plan and financing, you are ready to establish your business.