Nowadays, business start-up costs
can end up being very costly. It is a good thing that the internet has tools
that are available to help start-up a business. There are many different online
resources that you can use to help you with your set-up and guide you all the
way through to the marketing process. Here are 9 online start-up business
resources and each resource is free of charge, which is more of a reason for
potential entrepreneurs to try it out.
Business Planner Templates
If you are not sure if your
business concept is a good idea financially, there are online resources that
provide free downloadable templates for business planning. These templates will
help you effectively format your plans so that you can get your business plan
ready for financial applications.
Starting Costs Estimator
There are also websites that
provide online calculators to help you work out your business start-up costs.
By entering the initial expenses, capital, start-up stock, short-term assets
and long-term assets, the business starting costs calculator could show you an
estimate of how much you might need for your business plan.
You could also check out links
provided by government sources for business support and information about the
rules and regulations that your business will be operating under. You can also
access government services and case studies that are related to the same
business concept as the one in your business plan.
There are various online tools to
check the availability of a domain name such as Domain Checker. They can help
you to check if your prospective domain name is available or not. All you have
to do is enter the website name into the search box and hit enter to begin the
search. The tool would automatically give you information …
ONE of the paradoxes of human
biology is that the rich world has fewer children than the poor world. In most
species, improved conditions are expected to increase reproductive efforts, not
reduce them, but along with economic development, country after country has
experienced what is known as a demographic transition: fertility (defined as
the number of children borne by a woman over her lifetime) down from about
eight to near one and a half. That number is so small that even with the
decline in child mortality that usually accompanies development, it is not
possible to sustain the population.
The collapse of this reproduction
is very worrying because it comes along with an increase in life expectancy
which shows that, by the middle of this century, populations in the most
developed countries will not only shrink (unless they are supported by enormous
historical levels). immigration) but also that the number of retirees supported
by every working age person will increase significantly. However, if Mikko
Myrskyla from the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues was right,
things might not be that bad. A study they just published in Nature shows that
along with development, the demographic transition is reversed.
Dr. Myrskyla sees the world as it
was in 1975 and as it is now (or, at least, as in 2005). He compared two
things. One is the total fertility rate (the number of children to be born by a
woman in a particular country during her lifetime if she experiences an
age-specific fertility rate observed in that country during the calendar year
concerned). The other is the human development index for the country. HDI, a
measure used by the United Nations, has three components: life expectancy;
average income per person; and education level. The maximum possible value is
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