Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Bushnell Natureview Review

Crisp focus on objects close to the camera
Great picture detection
Excellent battery life
Comes with f600 mm and f460 mm camera lenses

Slow video trigger speed
Requires a remote to program the camera

Trailcampro Analysis MOULTRIE M-40I GAME CAMERA
Cam is designed with one thing in mind, close focus wildlife photography. This is the most popular camera for anyone using the camera for bird watching, rodent surveys or any other project that involves taking pictures within a few meters of the camera.

Normal trail cameras have trouble focusing on animals near the camera. The 2017 Natureview comes with f600 mm and f460 mm camera lenses that screw onto the front of the lens.

Picture Quality: 78/100

Photo resolution: 14, 8 or 3 mpxl | Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 w/ audio | Flash Type: No Glow Infrared

This category is a tale of two extremes. Day pictures are incredible and some of the best you will ever see. Outstanding clarity, great color, and consistent quality on all the photos. Extremely impressive. Night photos ranked among the worst in our Flash Range Test. We apologize for the lack of night sample images. For whatever reason, we couldn't get any critters to come by the bird feeders at night. Check the Flash Range Test for night images.

Most, not all, of the users who want a close-focus camera like this aren't as interested in the night photos as they are the day pictures. So the importance of this will be entirely up to you.

Video quality mimics picture quality. These are among the best HD trailcam daytime videos you will ever see.

Battery Life: 90/100

Resting Power (on): 1.26 mW | Daytime Power Consumption: 4.63 Ws | Nighttime Power Consumption: 5.82 Ws

Battery data is outstanding. Low draws across the board. The Natureview HD is an efficient game camera.

If this camera were to take 35-day pictures and 35-night pictures every 24 hour period, this camera would last an astounding 11.4 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

If this camera were to take 15-day videos and 15-night videos every 24 hour period, this camera would last 2.7 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is with 10-second video clips.

Detection Circuit: 81/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.26 s. / 0.7 s. | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 2.14 s. / 4.8 s. | Detection Range: 100 ft.

You can't ask for a much faster picture taking camera. 1/4 second trigger speed and recovery well under a second. Video trigger is on the opposite end of the spectrum, it is very slow.

Detection range is an incredibly impressive 100 ft. Other than the slow video times, this is a great detection zone.

Quality of Design: 82/100

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Business Plan Example of the Industry Overview

Because it's always easier to write something if you can read an example first, here is a example that you can use as a model for your own business plan's Industry Overview section.

Please note that 'Pet Grandma' is a fictional pet-based business invented for this business plan example. For instructions and tips on how to write an Industry Overview for your own business plan, see Writing a Business Plan: The Industry Section, part of my How to Write a Business Plan series.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why Do Small Businesses Fail?

According to Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada statistics thousands of businesses exit the marketplace every year in Canada. Business failure statistics show that about 96 percent of small businesses (1–99 employees) that enter the marketplace survive for one full year, 85 percent survive for three years and 70 percent survive for five years (Key Small Business Statistics). Approximately 7000 businesses go bankruptevery year in Canada.

Microenterprises (businesses with 1 to 4 employees) have a slightly lower business failure rate than other small businesses; after five years in business, 70.4 percent of micro-enterprises survived compared with 66.9 percent of other small businesses (Ibid).

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The 7 Things Angel Investors Are Looking for in a Business

Angel investors typically reject three-quarters of investment proposals sight unseen - even though angel investments are one of the most popular forms of financing for businesses and angel investors are always looking for new opportunities to invest in sound, well-managed companies. How do you get an angel investor to invest in your business? What are angel investors looking for?
Angel Investors Want:

1. The potential for a solid return.

Angel investing involves a high degree of risk, so angel investors have the expectation of doing more than just getting their money back when they invest in an enterprise.
They are looking for a higher return on their investment than they can get on the stock market, for example. “For every dollar that an angel puts into a company, he or she would like to take seven dollars out, after taxes, in seven years," says Allan Riding, a leading expert on angel investing and professor at Carleton University.