Orca Project Promotes Safety and Conservation – Peter J. Burns III

Peter J. Burns III is both a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is on a humanitarian mission to make beaches safer for people who would like to enjoy these natural spaces without having to fear violent, and often deadly, shark attacks. In terms of sharks, the great white is typically considered the epitome of an apex predator.

Great White, photographed by Alex Steyn

The great white (scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias) can grow up to 20 feet in length, and weigh up to 6,600 pounds. These predators have serrated teeth which allow them to tear into the flesh of their prey. According to Oceana.org, these teeth can be as long as 6.6 inches. It’s no wonder that people do not want to get into the water with these animals.

Cruise Ship on Water by Clayton Cardinalli

The University of Florida’s 2018 International Shark Attack File (ISAF) provides further proof that these predators are to be avoided. The ISAF defines an “unprovoked attacks” by sharks as “incidents where an attack on a live human occurs in the shark’s natural habitat with no human provocation of the shark” (ISAF, 2019). Unprovoked attacks do not include situations in which humans attempt to touch, harm, or otherwise interact with sharks. The table below gives further details about last year’s attacks on humans.

Table from Yearly Worldwide Shark Attack Summary by ISAF

The ISAF also reports that of all the countries in the world, the United States had the highest number of unprovoked shark attacks in 2018. These are scary statistics, but is there a solution?

Whale in Sea by Thomas Lipke

According to Peter J. Burns III, orcas may be the answer. A recent study published in Nature‘s Scientific Reports provides strong proof that orcas seriously deter great whites. During the course of the study, researchers tracked great whites with electronic tags and found that these animals leave areas when orcas are present. In fact, orcas give great white such a fright that the sharks will not return to a zone for months after orcas have visited the area. A recently published National Geographic article provides insight into the sharks’ behavior: orcas actually feed on great whites.

Instead of avoiding our oceans, Peter J. Burns III believes that humans should further research great white and orca interactions and support orca conservation. Burns believes the benefits are threefold:

  1. Orcas populations will thrive as a result of increased conservation activity, understanding, and interest.
  2. Human lives will be saved when orcas “do their part” as apex predators and naturally clear coastal areas of great whites.
  3. A decreased amount of shark attacks on humans will benefit great whites because they will be less likely to be feared as villains who prey on humans.

Burns also sees great potential for further research into the signals that orcas are giving off to great sharks. He believes that if these signals are mimicked, humans can experienced increased safety in the water. This pioneering idea will allow both humans and marine life to benefit via a green solution.

To learn more about Peter J. Burns III and to get involved in this entrepreneur’s Orca Project, visit Burns’s site: www.peterjburnsiii.com.

Sources

International Shark Attack File (ISAF). (2019). Yearly Worldwide Shark Attack Summary. Retrieved November 8, 2019, from https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-attacks/yearly-worldwide-summary/.

Jorgensen, S., Anderson, S., Kanive , P., Moxley, J., Ferretti, F., Chapple, T., & Block, B. (n.d.). Killer whales redistribute white shark foraging pressure on seals. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39356-2.

Note: Article affiliated with Monterey Bay Aquarium; Department of Biology, Stanford University; Point Blue Conservation Science; Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University

Oceana. (2019). Fun Facts About Great White Sharks. Retrieved November 8, 2019, from https://usa.oceana.org/fun-facts-about-great-white-sharks.

Rigney, E. (2019, July 16). Orcas Eat Great White Sharks. National Geographic. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/07/killer-whales-orcas-eat-great-white-sharks/

Why You Should Become an Entrepreneur

Peter J. Burns III started his first successful company as a teen. Today, this accomplished serial entrepreneur has built over 150 profitable companies and continues to create new startups. Burns has inspired many individuals through his entrepreneurship courses at Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College. 

He also empowers entrepreneurs through his companies, such as Burn$ Funding. Because Peter J. Burns III values the entrepreneurial community and the innovation and drive it takes to become an entrepreneur, he hopes to encourage others to follow their own dreams.

Here is an overview of some of the top reasons you should become an entrepreneur:

  1. As an entrepreneur, your creativity is unlimited.

Individuals who work in traditional corporate settings are often limited and are only allowed to accomplish certain tasks in certain ways. By becoming an entrepreneur, you free yourself from those limitations, and you are only limited by your own  imagination and desires.

  1. You are free to pursue your own passion.

When you create our own job in order to spend your time doing what you love, not only will you work harder, but you will truly enjoy your work. The money you earn as an entrepreneur is just one reward of many. For many individuals, seeing their own ideas succeed and meeting their own goals is far more exhilarating than working to objective outlined by someone else.

  1. Setting your own schedule is terrific.

Are you tired of working 9-5? Then don’t. The flexible schedule of an entrepreneur is appealing and beneficial to a wide range of individuals. Whether you are a college student taking several courses, a young mother, or any other person, your personal life can be demanding. Take back your life by working during the time that it is most convenient for you to be productive. 

  1. You DO have access to the funding you need.

Many would-be entrepreneurs watch from the sidelines, too afraid to build their own burgeoning startups or to bring their ideas to life, because they do not have access to capital. Yes, you need funds to start your business, but you have options. Burn$ Funding is there to provide the financial support you need to become a flourishing entrepreneur.

How Burn$ Funding can help:

Burn$ Funding was designed by Peter J. Burns III for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Burns has been in business for over 4 decades and during that time, he has recognized that funding has always been the stumbling block for so many entrepreneurs. That’s why Peter created Burn$ Funding – to provide financing and create resources for entrepreneurs and businesses at rates that can’t be beaten.

Thousands of individuals have benefitted from the advice of Peter J. Burns III, as well as from the opportunities he offers through Burn$ Funding. “If the entrepreneur is on the edge of creating a successful business and just needs a little debt financing to dig out of a hole, or grow the business, we are prepared to help,” says Burns. 

So, what can Burn$ Funding can do for you?

These are just some of the programs the business offers to entrepreneurs:

  1. The Entrepreneurs Credit Card Program:
  • Get up to five times the financing that other lenders offer, with better rates and quicker approval.
  • The custom program can get you up to $175,000 unsecured credit.
  • Pay 0% interest for the first 12 months.
  1. Bridge loans:
  • Pay off your debt with a bridge loan so you can improve your credit.
  • As a result, you will become eligible for additional credit lines that can fund your business.
  1. Special credit repair offers:
  • Peter J. Burns III’s business has partnered with outstanding, reputable credit repair agencies. 
  • Because of the trust these agencies have with Burns, you are far more likely to get approval via these agencies than if you were to attempt to repair your credit on your own.

Learn more about Peter J. Burns III and find opportunities to invest and become involved by visiting his site: www.peterjburnsiii.com.

Find out about all that Burn$ Funding has to offer here: www.burnsfunding.com.

Article by L.K. Bright, MLS & MLIS

Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise – Peter J. Burns III

Peter J. Burns III is an expert serial startup entrepreneur. During his decades of experience in the business industry, Burns has founded over 150 startups and he’s positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals. 

Burns is on a mission to make an entrepreneurial success accessible to everyone, including women.

Females face certain obstacles when they decide to become entrepreneurs. According to a recent publication by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, aspiring women often face unique “financial, cultural and structural obstacles.” The same report describes these obstacles as follows:

  • “Few role models and a lack of mentors that contribute to the perception that entrepreneurship is a male-only endeavor”
  • “A gender pay gap that hurts the ability of women to be successful entrepreneurs”
  • “Unequal access to startup funding and financing streams that leave women with fewer credit options and a small portion of venture capital”

Despite these considerations, there are several indications that trends are changing. Today, women are finding increasing opportunities in the business industry. Perhaps more than ever, they are realizing their potential to start – and grow – their own businesses.

 The future for female entrepreneurs is bright.

Take a look at some of the statistics cited in a 2019 article published by Forbes: 

  • “Over the past 15 years, these women-owned firms have grown at a rate 1.5 times greater than other small businesses.”
  • “There are 9.1 million women-owned businesses nationwide.”
  • “57% of women business owners expected their revenues to increase in 2018.” (In comparison, 59% of male business owners reported the same expectations for growth, which indicates that the ‘playing field’ is leveling.)

However, Peter J. Burns III doesn’t need statistics or information about new trends to convince him those female entrepreneurs are just as deserving and capable as their male counterparts. He’s empowered female entrepreneurs for decades with a variety of programs and opportunities.

Take a look at these testimonials:

  • Burn$ Funding helped me make major gains financially during my gap year before medical school. Peter is a well-known serial entrepreneur who has the connections and resources to launch an idea into a successful business. That being said, there is no idea too small. He was able to take a small conversation over lunch into a full-blown business in a matter of hours. If I could do it, you can too.” — Nicole C
  • “Wow, this was amazing! Ever since I was approved for funding with Peter J. Burns III, my life has changed dramatically. Peter took the time to listen to my story and heard exactly what I was needing. His mission is based on compassion with a motivation to try and better humanity and support aspiring entrepreneurs so that they can get the money they need to expand their business. Burn$ Funding offers stellar customer service, great communication, and responsiveness.

One of my biggest takeaways from this experience with Burn$ Funding has been that there’s no adversity he’s not willing to listen to. Peter went above and beyond to work with what little I had and made it a priority to help repair my credit and provide me with the financing I needed to launch my business. As a millennial, there have been numerous times when I’ve been denied funding and felt defeated to the point of no return. But, as an ambitious entrepreneur, I never gave up and kept looking for the right lender to work with me.

As a serial entrepreneur himself, Peter J. Burns III values the importance of supporting private enterprise and promoting social change. Overall, it’s been an absolute privilege to work with Peter. I highly recommend reaching out to Mr. Burns. I promise that he will get back to you in a timely manner and prioritize your demands. Burn$ Funding is reliable, effective, and your best option!” — Lyndsey K

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Through special Burn$ Funding programs and teaching entrepreneurship courses at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon State University, Peter J. Burns III has helped male and female entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to blaze their own trails.

To learn more about how Burn$ Funding can help you finance your startup, visit www.burnsfunding.com. You can also read about Burns’s businesses, background, and investment opportunities at www.peterjburnsiii.com.

Sources:

Gleeson, B. (2019, March 8). The Current Rise Of Women Entrepreneurial Leaders. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/brentgleeson/2019/03/08/the-current-rise-of-female-entrepreneurial-leaders/#5c8a58453548

Shaheen, J. (2017). Tackling the Gender Gap: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive. U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Retrieved from https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/5/25bd7ee9-a37b-4d2b-a91a-8b1ad6f5bd58/536DC6E705BBAD3B555BFA4B60DEA025.sbc-tackling-the-gender-gap.december-2017-final.pdf

Article by LK Bright MLS & MLIS

Are You Effectively Managing Your Startup’s Cash Flow?

It’s Time for a Money Management Check

Peter J. Burns III is a supremely skilled start-up guru. Over the past several decades, Burns has built over 150 lucrative startups, and he continues to start even more successful projects at an astounding rate. Burns has immense knowledge about what it takes to run a successful business, and he knows that the proper management of cash is absolutely essential, especially for new startups. 

Not only is Peter J. Burns III is an impressive “serial startup entrepreneur” himself, he has spent a vast amount of time mentoring and teaching others in the entrepreneurial community. Burns has taught courses in entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, as well as at Grand Canyon University, where his efforts helped to build the school’s pioneering entrepreneurship program. He also founded Burn$ Funding, which provides a unique toolkit expertly designed for entrepreneurs and their financial needs.

A few of Burns’s top tips for managing your startup’s cash flow:

1. Use a business card and take advantage of cost segregation

Under no circumstances should your personal accounts should not fund your business. Use a separate credit card to pay for any goods or services that you need for your startup. It is vital  that your business expenses and your personal expenses do not become intertwined. 

Not only does this practice help you to see what you are spending on your startup, it can save you an enormous amount of money. Cost segregation is all about tax benefits, and the net present value of the cash generated by those tax benefits. Do not take unnecessary risks by muddling your personal expenditures with potential tax write-offs for your business.

You need the very best credit card for your startup. For this reason, Peter J. Burns III created the Entrepreneur’s Credit Card Program. The financing program will give you the funding you need; it offers up to five times the financing that other lenders offer and features better rates and an instant approval option. It also features a 0% interest period which lasts for 12 months or longer!

2. Create an emergency fund for unexpected cash flow issues

The adage “expect the unexpected” may sound cliché, but this sage piece of advice has endured for a reason; emergencies happen to everyone. Prepare for them ahead of time. You should have a business savings account that which contains enough capital to power your startup for 3-6 months. Hopefully, you will not find yourself in a situation quite that dire, but in the event that you do, you will be ready.

If you find yourself in a critical situation and you do not have an emergency fund, there are resources thatwhich will help you to avoid losing your business. For example, bridge funding is a measure thatwhich can keep your startup going in an emergency. Peter J. Burns III offers this service through Burn$ Funding. The program can also pay down credit card balances up to 30% utilization, as opposed to the standard 45%, which gives you an opportunity to boost your credit while you sort out financial concerns.

3. Choose cloud-based accounting software

If you are using a program like Excel to track your expenditures and profits, you’re making a big mistake. Do not take the risk of storing financial data on a local hard drive, where it can easily become lost, or even stolen.

Your data should be stored securely in a cloud-based service, such as Startup Financial Model, Xero, or Quickbooks. There are several options to choose from, and most feature free trials. Only trust your financial data with a reputable cloud-based software program. You must be able to access your records wherever you are, and backing that data up in the cloud is essential.

Furthermore, cloud-based accounting systems offer an array of features that allow you to analyze, organize, and prioritize your cash flow. You can also use cloud-based software to share charts, reports, and insights with trusted individuals.

4. Hire a cutting-edge professional 

As an entrepreneur, you work tirelessly to make your vision a reality. However, you should not attempt to do everything yourself, nor to be an expert at everything yourself. One of the smartest moves you can make is choosing a reputable, highly-connected professional with in-depth industry knowledge to help you manage your startup’s cash flow. 

You do not have to intimately familiar with every possible financing option. Peter J. Burns III can connect you with specialists who will provide you with the best solutions for your startup, from shelf corporations to rapidly re- scoring your credit.

Learn More About Peter J. Burns III

You can learn more about this successful entrepreneur and his other projects by visiting his web site: www.peterjburnsiii.com. Click here to find with this serial start-up expert on LinkedIn.

Article by L.K. Bright, MLS & MLIS