A Strategy for Buying Elite Businesses at Bargain Prices

Even elite businesses with juicy dividends suffer share price selloffs from time to time.


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Sometimes, these selloffs are caused by short-term, solvable problems within the individual companies.

Sometimes, these selloffs are caused because the overall stock market goes down in value.

These selloffs are almost always opportunities to buy these firms at bargain prices and start collecting steady dividend payments.

When you spend money on any big purchase, like a home or a car, you want to pay a good price. You want to get value for your dollar.

When you buy a car, you want to pay a good price. When you buy a house, you want to pay a good price. You don’t want to overpay. You don’t want to embarrass yourself by getting ripped off.

Yet… when people invest, the idea of paying a good price is often cast aside.

They get excited about a

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Coffee & Conversation: Program offers discounts at businesses – Business – Rockford Register Star

This week I had the pleasure to visit two of the Stephenson County businesses that participate in our Membership Value Program. Our Membership Value program is a discount program offered to all Stephenson County Farm Bureau members. We’ve partnered with over 20 local businesses to offer discounts.

This week I visited A.J.’s Lena Maid Meats and Auto Repair Specialists. While visiting with these businesses, I took some short videos to highlight the services provided by each. We will be posting these videos on our Facebook page for our followers to enjoy. If you’d like a full list of our Membership Value Program businesses and the discounts they offer, please visit our office or call our office at 815-232-3186 and we will mail you a list of the businesses.

Farm Bureau member discounts offered:

• A.J. Lena Maid Meats offers Farm Bureau members a 10% off retail products with a cap

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Century Properties hinges grit on leasing, cheap housing businesses

The Antonio family’s Century Properties Group will conti­nue expanding its leasing and affordable housing businesses even as the COVID-19 pandemic slashed earnings in the first semester of the year.

During the company’s recent annual meeting, Century Properties officials said they planned to focus on more resi­lient sectors to blunt the impact of the economic recession triggered by the crisis.

Company executive chair Jose E.B. Antonio said affor­dable housing remained rooted on strong demand, especially among “first home” buyers.

“The same is true for office leasing, especially for projects located within developments that are ecosystems in themselves, such us our project in Century City, Makati, where we have residential, office and commercial establishments,” he added.

Century Properties president and CEO Marco Antonio said the strategy would also lead to a more balanced portfolio, which was once reliant on urban residential towers.

In the first half of 2020, the builder saw combined

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Companies In Automobile Rental And Leasing Market Expand Customer Base By Acquiring Businesses In More Countries

According to The Business Research Company’s research report on the automobile rental and leasing market, the focus areas for many companies in the automotive equipment rental and leasing market has shifted to increasing mergers and acquisitions over the last five years. Large prime contractors are forming joint ventures or buying small or midsized companies to acquire new capabilities or gain access to new markets. This allows automobile rental companies to grow their car leasing market share in other countries and work towards becoming global.

LONDON, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Automobile Rental And Leasing Companies Included: Enterprise Holdings, The Hertz Corporation, Avis Budget, Daimler Group, LeasePlan)

The global automobile rental and leasing market is expected to decline from $366.9 billion in 2019 to $239.6 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -35%. The decline is mainly due to the economic slowdown across countries owing

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DollarDays Review – Can Small Businesses Benefit From Dollar Day Products?

Entrepreneurs and owners of small business usually find it difficult to obtain cheap wholesale products. Small retailers usually cannot afford to take advantage of bulk buying which would allow them to avail of big discounts.

DollarDays.com helps small retailers by offering a wide range of products that are sold by the caseload but are priced by the truckload.

DollarDays.com offers more than 25,000 products that can be purchased at wholesale prices. Membership is free and you can access the site’s list of products. The products include decorative items, clothes, personal care products, greeting cards, etc. The minimum order is one caseload of a product. Prices are close to those at which large department store chains purchase their products.

Dollar Days helps small business retailers compete with big department stores in terms of price and product choices. The company also helps customers to select quick selling items and those with bigger … Read More

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Mobile Oil Change Businesses Are Very Hard to Succeed In

There have been many people who have come and gone in the mobile oil change business. It always looks easy from the surface and is relatively inexpensive to start with minimum investment compared to most other businesses. But most mobile oil change operators rarely make it past the first year. In fact most do not make it past the first several months. One has to wonder why such a good idea ultimately ends in failure. Lets take a closer look.

First the profit generated from oil changes is not enough to sustain a healthy business. After you calculate the cost of goods from the total bill there is rarely is more than twenty five dollars net profit made from your typical oil change. And that figure does not include the gas used driving to the actual location. You have to be doing a lot of oil changes per day for … Read More

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GPS Personnel Tracker or Automobile Tracking Systems Help Families and Businesses

A GPS tracking device is a unit that utilizes the ‘Global Positioning System’ in order to track persons, vehicles, or any other assets. If you have a personnel tracker it is easy to monitor your employees on the job. However, although workplace surveillance has been permitted, there are limitations on how much an employer can track his employees.

Benefits of Vehicle Tracking Devices

Technology helps transportation companies monitor their vehicles, as well as their drivers; they can access data using automobile tracking systems. The device is beneficial because — it streamlines transportation companies, helps avoid accidents, and assists with saving money. It can help emergency services by keeping track of ambulances; this can be a crucial factor in helping to save lives. After tracking the exact spot of an emergency scene, authorities can send ambulances. Another great advantage of the device is you can download it to your PC if … Read More

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Auto Detailing Businesses – Surviving During a Recession Considered

Well, before I retired, I was in the franchising business, in the automotive service sector. One thing I had noticed over the years was that the economy was either doing well, or doing poorly. That is to say there was an expansion period or a contraction period, growth or recession. One thing I can remember is many of our franchisees complained when the economy was bad as it was hard for them to make money. In reality, by simply adjusting your menu and the types of services you offer it is rather easy to switch over to a low-cost high-volume business model and actually make more money during a recession. Okay so let’s talk shall we?

Indeed, I realize that is a very bold statement, but I can tell you from experience and real life observations that it is indeed true. All too often the wealthier crowd stops wishing to … Read More

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Mobile Auto Detailing Products for Car Wash Businesses

Maintaining a vehicle is not an easy job. To eliminate the mud, dirt, tree sap, and grease from car exteriors, you may have to use harsh chemicals and scrub for hours. Cleaning car interiors is also a tough task. Vacuuming may help remove the dust particles and other loose deposits on the carpets and upholstery of vehicles. However, it will not eliminate the stains caused by coffee spills or chocolate, the odors of cigarette smoke or sweat, and the deposits created by dried food. To efficiently eliminate all these, you must use advanced car cleaning machines, such as car pressure washers and carpet cleaner machines.

Designed for car wash professionals

Vehicle detailing professionals, especially those involved in mobile detailing business, utilize versatile and powerful car pressure washers. Conventional steam cleaner systems do not feature the necessary pressure levels to blast away dirt deposits. As a result, users have to continually … Read More

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