Thinking of buying or investing in a business

Operational Due Diligence

Thinking of buying or investing in a business.  Think twice.   Buying or investing in a business is risky, or better yet get help collecting and analyzing the data necessary to try and minimize your risk. The next consideration is completing a comprehensive operational due diligence in a cost effective manner.  However an inadequate diligence can(…)

Price of Gold is Under Pressure

Gold Price Feb 11, 2015

Feb 11, 2015 The price of gold on the spot market hit $1,222.20 per ounce, down $11 USD from Monday’s price. This is the weakest gold has been since January. Technical traders moved to aggressive short selling positions as gold broke through its 50-day moving average. There is a tale of 2 gold markets. One(…)

Crude Oil Prices Drop Below the May 2010 Price

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November 27, 2014, LONDON In the afternoon session of the ICE Futures Crude Oil Prices drop below the May 2010 price of $67.75 before recovering to close at $69.11. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), twelve Oil Ministers meeting Vienna, Austria, choose to hold to their production levels. OPEC typically lowers production levels(…)

Private Equity Firm – Gores Sells Patents to Intel

Operational Due Diligence

September 10, 2014 The Gores Group, a Private Equity Firm based in Los Angeles, who through its affiliate P-Wave Holdings, LLC, owns the senior secured credit of Powerwave Technologies agreed to sell one thousand four hundred patents and applications for patents to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Powerwave Technologies, was founded in 1985 in Santa, Ana California,(…)

IT In Business

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IT In Business is the use of information technology as a business tool.  Used properly it can be a competitive advantage in today’s business environment. The old days of CIOs building their empires are gone. IT is and should be treated as a Service Bureau whether it is sourced internally or externally.  All companies must focus on thier(…)

What Is Business Consulting

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What is business consulting : the practice of helping an organisation improve their performance, through the analysis of existing organisational issues and development of plans for improvement. So when your looking for a Consultant or Consultancy look for people or companies that: have a common value system (if you a “customer first” company don’t hire(…)

Arizona Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

August 1, 2014, The Scottsdale Arizona Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center has new management as Lowe Enterprises (“Lowe”), Destination Hotels & Resorts Inc., who is based in Colorado, acquired the operations contract of the Scottsdale Resort.   With two golf courses, eighty thousand square feet of meeting space, spa and three hundred and twenty six(…)

FirstService Residential Bad Business Practice

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Bottom line in my opinion FirstService Residential maybe practicing unethical business practices.  Here is why I think so. After 18 years my Home Owners association decided to use FirstService for home owners fee collection.  First Service can’t seem to send me a notice when my owner ship dues are do but can always find my(…)