Virtual Equity

wealthymattersHave you ever wondered how billion dollar infrastructure projects are financed by the private sector in India? Here is the story:

Say there is a Rs.10,000-crore project, with a 70:30 debt-equity ratio. The promoter needs to put up Rs 3,000 crore as equity . Suppose he can scrape together Rs 1,000 crore. He will inflate the project cost to 15,000 crore.

His required  equity contribution now goes up to Rs 4,500 crore but he gets credit worth Rs 10,500 crore, more than enough to finance the entire project.

During implementation through promoter-owned companies, money will be taken out of the project, to fund a part of his equity contribution and to grease the palms that allow such an inflated project cost to go not just unchallenged, but actually blessed.

While implementing the project, he will start another project, take money out of it to fund the remaining part of the original project’s equity contribution and to service the loan on the first project once its construction is over. Then he will start yet other projects, to actually finance the second project, and so on. The first project will turn into a cash cow, if this string of loan-financed projects can continue to mushroom long enough for the loan on the first project to be fully paid off. Read more of this post

Apple’s Negotiating Formula

WealthymattersApple wants what Apple wants, when Apple wants it and how Apple wants it. And Apple will pay for it. If they don’t get what they want, they just say no. And they typically don’t come back a second time. And they may declare war on you. - Ryan Lokey

9 Things You Must Never Do

9 things you must never do

Why Your Small Business Needs To Hire An Accountant Now

Accountant vs Book keeperSmall business owners wear many hats, but “accountant” should never be one of them. Sure, everything may seem fine, but you could be inadvertently constraining your own success and profitability. What you don’t know could be costing you more money than you realize. Here are three reasons to hire an accountant now.

Bookkeeping Is Not Accounting

Depending on the size of your business, user-friendly software like QuickBooks is probably adequate for tracking payroll, business expenses, and invoices. Bookkeeping duties don’t eat up much time for small businesses with fewer than 30 employees. Often, the owner or a part-time bookkeeper is enough for managing the day-to-day tasks. While bookkeeping is great for helping you manage your business budget, it doesn’t take care of all your business’s financial needs.

A professional with a masters in accounting has the training to offer strategic advice to grow your business. Accountants produce in-depth documents, such as profit-and-loss statements, that allow you to better analyze your business practices. They can coach you about depreciation of your assets and re-structure your business for increased profitability. Additionally, accountants offer a wealth of expertise when negotiating credit or securing capital. Read more of this post

Making A Million Dollars The Easy Way


Making a million dollars is not as complex as many people believe. Play with the numbers.

Earning $1,000,000 can be:

250,000 people spending $4
100,000 spending $10
50,000 people spending $20
10,000 people spending $100
1,000 people spending $1,000


What if you had a product or service that you charged $83 per month for?  You would only need 1,000 customers to earn $1,000,000 per YEAR. Read more of this post


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