Learn the best practices for obtaining the credit you need for your business. This extensive course shows you what you need to know about informal credit and formal credit. What to do if you're turned down. How to get the most favorable terms. How to avoid breaking those important unwritten rules. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
Now you can hit the target when it comes to obtaining financing. If you went into business to gain the freedom and independence it brings, to have something to call your own, and to improve your financial health, then the information contained in this course is for you.
Capital isnít limited to loans. We show you how to tap other sources of funding and expense relief in this course.
Approximate study time: 18 hours
Be on target when you aim for business credit.
Now you can learn how to avoid countless mountains of paperwork, filled out over and over for the same loan--only to get rejected yet again or to get unfavorable terms. This course shows you how to obtain the business credit you need on terms you can work with.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of funding.
Know where to get the funding that is right for you.
Understand funding pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Understand the "rules of the game" for obtaining commercial credit.
Understand how to improve your chances of obtaining the credit you need on the terms you want.
Keep your business solvent.
Ten reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most business owners undercapitalize in the early years, because they don't know how to raise capital--you want to be able to get enough funding to operate your business properly.
9. Capital concerns can cause unbelievable stress.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to focus on other things, such as
running your business.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of
6. This course tells you what you really need to know, in a way you
5. A funding decision can sink your business and ruin your life.
The right decision empowers you.
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions.
3. Doing things in the way that's right for you saves time and
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of funding
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn
1. You owe it to yourself to know this
information. Why limit yourself to working 70 hours a week just to lose your
business because you don't have the cashflow and capital to keep it going?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
Financing is a critical and constant concern for your business. When you
run out of cash, you go under.
Most small businesses operate on a shoestring and a prayer, rather than the massive capitalizations common to big businesses.
Even the success of a small business can set the stage for its failure, because the business reaches a point where it needs funding to meet new orders or obligations and cash flow is just not sufficient.
At this point, the business must look to the credit market for financial help. This is especially true when expanding operations into areas that involve extensive trade credit or in some other way do not bring an immediate net increase in cash flow.
The banking industry is an important source of working capital. However, entrepreneurs may not realize that applying for commercial credit is a more customized process than obtaining consumer credit, and requires extensive preparation by the business applicant. This course helps you de-mystify the process and improve your chances of getting the credit you need. If you run a small business, that can make all the difference between financial success and financial ruin.
We've been trying to get some kind of bridge loan, following the disastrous legislation in February with the Pork Package and all the subsequent economically-illiterate mess coming out of Washington. Nobody would loan to us, even though we've been in business for 30 years. Our AP is way out of line and we are having a tough time collecting because our customers also have AP stretched out.
Anyhow, our controller bought this in November and we changed several things in our approach to lenders. We were able to obtain two nice loan packages from different lenders, so now our cash flow situation isn't white knuckles every day.