Starting up and Fund Raising: A guide book to help first-time entrepreneurs become better prepared for business and funding

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Entrepreneurship is a tough and challenging journey. For a startup to be successful, several things have to go right. But for it to not succeed, just one of those many things has to go wrong. 

While knowing about what issues to think about, and having some competence to think through them, or garnering resources & people who can guide you through them is no guarantee of success, not even knowing about ALL the aspects that you might need to think about in a venture is most likely to be a foundation for failure. 

The risks are stacked up against you. 

This book’s attempt is to help entrepreneurs think through different aspects of their business, so that they do not miss out on thinking about the various aspects that will need to work in sync to give their startup a better chance of success.

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About the author

Prajakt is the founder of Applyifi - an online platform that helps startups create a comprehensive pitch deck, and provides startups and investors a 36-point scorecard and assessment report on the startup's investment readiness. []

Prajakt personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs.

Prajakt is also the founding partner of The Growth Labs, a platform where growth-stage companies get sharp, incisive advice from senior professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. []

Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at IAN, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE (2004 - 2007). Previously Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company, and was part of the founding team member of Idealake Technologies. While in college Prajakt had founded a printing business and has spent over 10 years working in leading advertising agencies.

Prajakt is respected in the entrepreneurial eco-system in India and blogs on

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 Table of Contents 
What is a Sawmill? 
Uses and Benefits of a Portable Sawmill 
A Sawmill Business 
Questions about a Portable Sawmill Business 
• Q: What tools are needed to start up a portable sawmilling business? 
• Q: Do I need a big space to start up my milling business? 
• Q: How much is required to set up a portable sawmilling business? 
• Q: Can someone make a living from sawmilling business? 
Problems Small SizedSawmill Businesses Face 
Activities in a Sawmill Facility 
Setting Up a Portable Sawmilling Business 
• Plan Ahead 
• Marketing 
• Learn the Trade 
• A Place or Location 
• Equipment Facility 
• Determine Your Mode of Operation 
• Transportation 
• Find a Niche 
Custom Sawing 
Getting and Milling Your Woods 
Buying Wood and Selling Lumber 
• Calculating Your Expenses 
• Ensure Periodic Maintenance 
Getting Your Customers 
• Family and Friends 
• Earn Trust 
• Referrals 
How to Generate Profit through your Portable Sawmill Business 
• Patience 
• Create a Niche 
• Charging Methods 
• Create Work Efficiency 
• Increase Productivity 
• Expand 
• Expand by Adding Other Services 
Planning and Marketing to Improve Sales 
• Get the Words Out: 
• Create a Website: 
• Key to the Success 
Author Bio 


Starting up a portable sawmill business can be stressful, because it involves a lot of hardwork and strength. The sawmill business is a legitimate way to earn a living. It can be handled as a part-time or fulltime job, which only depends on the amount of money you are willing to spend on the business; a high a sum of money is not required to set up a portable sawmill business. People who are still skeptical about going fulltime into the sawmill business can take the job as a hobby until they can decide whether to withdraw or delve into it fulltime. 

My son has been sawing a truck load of logs. 

When setting up a portable sawmill business, you should consider certain factors associated with the business, including the location or work area, the kind and size of wood you want to use, and the right sawmill equipment needed for the kind of sawmill business you want to establish. Setting up a portable sawmill business doesn’t only require capital; you should be able perform the task yourself. You can learn from an experienced sawyer the special skills needed to mill wood. 

There are various questions asked everyday by people who are interested in establishing a portable sawmill business; they want to know if the business is viable, if it has some law restrictions, how profitable a sawmill business is, and so on. A portable sawmill business, like every other business, needs hard work and perseverance for it to succeed. Some people who are in the business have stated that generally a year is required to operate the business before a reasonable profit can be realized. This business is not a get-rich-quick venture which produces profit overnight; you need to show commitment and a high level of extra effort. 

We have a successful sawmill business that we have been running in Northern Utah. You can read more about our business at

In today's world, a different generation of street food lovers is queuing up at food carts and food trucks like never seen before. But what they don't know is that food trucks are not new to the streets. Just as with many other trends, these are the latest version of part of a long-standing American and global culture. And yet the street food industry hasn't ever enjoyed such notoriety or publicity.Based on statistics from IBISWorld, a research firm in Los Angeles, the street food business including non-merchandized carts and mobile food trucks is a billion dollar industry that has experienced an 8.4% increase over the 5 years between 2007 and 2012. It is a very entrepreneurial approach with 78% of operators employing four or fewer employees. The actual number of these entities is difficult to compile, the entire mobile food industry is made of food carts, kiosks and food truck, which can be found in trains, bus stations, airports, malls resorts, conference centers, stadiums and as well as in other locations.
Experts in the food industry claim that food truck businesses are on the increase, largely because of a slow-moving economy. More and more people are looking for relatively cheaper breakfasts and lunches. In addition, today's employees are often in a hurry, with more working time than lunch hours. Such contributing factors make the food truck concept better appealing than ever.
From a business owner's standpoint, food trucks, trailers, carts, and kiosks have a much lower overhead than restaurants and they can be moved and relocated if one particular restaurant doesn't generate enough business. Instead of having to worry and contemplate about the location of your restaurant and the whole real estate adage which is "location, location and location" entrepreneurs can actually drive to different locations if business isn't great.
For your customers, you provide them with the convenience of having their food favorites right at their particular location and satisfy numerous needs by offering mobile food. First of all, you'll need to offer food that's cost-friendly because you won't have bussers or wait staff to pay. You also provide the convenience of a quick service. In most cases, you offer food choices that can save people on busy schedules from having to sit down.
Your customers will be able to enjoy their street tasties while on the move to their destinations. Mobile food is generally fun to eat, provided it tastes good and also great to tell others about.

In this guide you will learn:

How to Get a License For Your Food Truck Business
Start Up Costs for a Food Truck Business
Your Concept and Design
Marketing Your Food Truck Business

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Sell Gold and Grow Rich

How to sell large Quantities of Gold to Refineries, Investment Funds, High End Jewelers, Wealthy Families and High Net Worth Individuals as an Entrepreneur, Business or Investment Group.

Did you know that gold sellers who sell directly to these five categories of buyers earn over one million dollars annually?

If you are ready to earn high level income as an entrepreneur or add multi-tiered revenue streams to your current business model, continue to read this information, the likes of which is not contained in any book anywhere else in the world today.

But before I continue I must provide you the reader with some pertinent facts; the information contained in this EBook does not include we buy gold types of gold selling and buying, neither does it employ MLM or numismatic coin selling.

The information contained in this EBook is light years ahead of the for mentioned areas of selling and or buying gold; and while these areas used to be profitable in earlier years, are no longer viable as the market has become thoroughly saturated with we buy gold proprietors.

In fact, the information contained in this eBook will financially outperform any we buy gold operation through the full application of the steps required to become a highly successful high volume gold seller contained in this book.

The successful high volume gold seller becomes a global player amongst the greater precious metals industry professionals, in fact your name and company will become known as soon as you make your first volume sell.

Anyone who is ready to earn high level income without limitations of geography or location must read this eBook; the mobility and range of opportunities are beyond common exposure. Apex Epic Resources has disclosed the well-guarded protocols of wealth and profit acquisition once only available to seasoned precious metals industry professionals and elite insiders. Without fanfare or fluff, Sell Gold and Grow Rich will forever change the way you view gold and other precious metals; with access to this key information which must be applied in whole to achieve even minimal results, will ultimately produce substantial cash flow and earnings enabling you to create yet more income.

There is a great quote which states: a right idea is only as good as the plan to implement it, Sell Gold and Grow Rich provides the reader with a solid plan for maximum execution and support which will all but guarantee absolute success. When opportunity and timing is seized upon, nothing but one’s self can sabotage such momentum, Sell Gold and Grow Rich is in no way a theoretical exercise of possibilities, but is in fact an absolute process used by the wealth producing precious metals industry professional and businesses around the globe. This includes nation states as well as sovereign nations; all of which are volume gold sellers, buyers and leasers of gold to other nations as well as to financial institutions. Sell Gold and Grow Rich is the single most important disclosure of the precious metals industry, and how to generate real wealth as a volume gold seller that you will read in this decade.

Apex Epic Resources is so sure that you will love this book that we have made it available to the public as a resource to be seized upon immediately, this is the attitude Sell Gold and Grow Rich readers must envisage.

Access your copy today, time is not our friend, action is, Sell Gold and Grow Rich will become your companion on the journey of financial success.





In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”

Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.
Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck.  Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. 
There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful.  Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do.  You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful.
In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.  It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for.  You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees.  All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.
Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick.  Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins.
In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.  Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives.  And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs.  This remarkable book will start you on your way.
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