I watched the Battle: Los Angeles trailer. Excited to see the premiere. The movie "Battle: Los Angeles" is based on an event that occurred during WWII on Feb. 26, 1942.
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces.
As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.
1 – The iPad isn't Apples first messaging tablet, it was actually the Newton MessagePad 100 which was released in 1993.
2 – The iPhone is one of the worlds best selling products, however the iPad was developed before the iPhone. Steve jobs realized that the device would work well as a mobile phone and postponed the initial plans for it's launch.
3 – The iPad was announced to the public on January 27th, 2010 – a particularly good day in tech history, with the 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, Londo occurring in 1926 and the 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite occurring in 1965.
4 – It is estimated a $499.00 16 GB iPad – like the one you can win below, costs $259.60 to manufacture.
5 – In October of 2010, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs for the fiscal quarter.
6 – The band Gorillaz 2010 album “The Fall” was created almost exclusively using the iPad.
7 – Over 80% of the books sold for the iPad are childrens books, and it has been said to help children with autism learn how to communicate and socialize more easily.
8 – During the MLB free agent season, Carl Crawford's agent was said to be sending iPads to prospective teams interested in acquiring Mr. Crawford. These iPads were pre-loaded with video clips highlights and stats how it would benefit their team to have him.
9 – The iPad like the iPhone, shares it's name with existing products. The Fujitsu iPad is a mobile device used to help store clerks.
10 – The fingerprint resistant display on the iPad is derived from the concept and practice of Lipophobicity or Lipophobia – which literally means “fear of fat.” The fatty oils from our hands and fingertips are rejected from the Lipophobic coating on the iPad.
Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in November to the highest level in more than two years, PayNet Inc reported on Monday, as entrepreneurs invested in their businesses and did a better job of paying existing debts. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S. small businesses, rose 17 percent in November from a year earlier, PayNet said. It was the fourth straight double-digit jump and the ninth consecutive monthly increase of the gauge, which measures the loans, leases and lines of credit that small businesses originate to finance investment in their operations. The index, which uses January 2005 as its base, rose to 88.3 in November, its best showing since September 2008 and up from 79.8 in October and 75.3 last year. "This provides definitive proof that the small business economy is continuing to grow and recover," Bill Phelan, PayNet's president, said in an interview. "Everywhere you look at the index, it's very, very positive." Separate data released by PayNet on Monday showed that fewer companies are falling behind on existing loan payments, another positive economic sign. Accounts in moderate delinquency, or those behind by 30 days or more, fell to 2.51 percent of receivables in November from 2.65 percent in October and 4.26 percent last year, PayNet said. Accounts 90 days or more behind in payment, or in severe delinquency, fell to 0.76 percent in November from 0.78 percent in October and 1.42 percent last year. Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12526620
It is Hard to Get a Business Up and RunningSmall businesses are tough to begin and to continue to maintain in this day and age, especially given the health of the economy during the past few years. One of the most important things to help the economy begin to flourish once again is for people to open small businesses, which are very important for the economy to grow. Unfortunately, it is very hard to invest the money needed to create a small business, with only the hope that the profit from the business will return the investment.Getting the Business off to a Good StartUpon beginning a small business, after initially investing money for the business to begin, the prices and need for extra money only piles on top of itself. Aside from utilities and office space, which already deduct much funding for the small business, paying the workers is another huge expense â¤“ just to name a few of the ways small businesses need lots of money. Small business checking is a way for the owners of the business to pay the people or commodities in which the operators of the business owe.Paying the Bills is Easy – At FirstAt first, small business checking seems to be like a simple, convenient way in which to pay bills, employees, and any other expenses that the business may owe. Writing a check is simple and easy- and even looks professional. But writing checks can get out of hand- with the idea that the money behind the checks is never-ending, when it fact, the harsh reality is that it is. Although the operators of a small business are swamped with work most of the time, managing a business checking account can come to be confusing.Bad Credit Scores are LoomingWithout paying very close attention to your bank account, your funds may diminish at an alarming rate for the business. Failing to pay checking fees can put a business into debt, and failing to make payments can ruin one's credit score along with ruining the business. Not paying bills at the correct time with the correct amount every time can result in a diminishing credit score. If one's checking is not balanced correctly, the small business can fail to stay in the black zone- debt-free. Source: http://www.mysmallbusinesscreditcheck.com/
For any small business success, the basics of starting a small business must be incorporated into your plan and execution. The aim of any business is to be setup in a way to compete for success, establish a niche, and in doing so, by conducting an accurate competitive analysis, defining your target market, and putting together a solid business plan. However, because the economy is very volatile, it is imperative that the planning involves room for constantly adapting the business plan to the changing conditions in the market in which it is competing.
The first step to starting a business is: WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
It should be of relevant information an appeal to lenders or investors. This section should have an overview of the business as in what services will it cater to, the background of the industry as in a brief history, a detailed overview of the product or service that the business will offer, the business model, as in how will you attract customers to make your profits, the rate estimated at which this will happen, the strategy that the business will use as a take off to ensure its survival and growth, and the team of persons involved in the business. Models to be used to analyze business credit score range are FICO and VANTAGE