Business Jets – The Dassault Falcon 2000

The Falcon 2000 is a twin-engine, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet. Like the 900 the Falcon 2000 has transcontinental range. Also known as the Falcon X, it is a member of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon business jet line, and was announced in June 1989. It first flew on March 4, 1993 and certification was awarded in November 1994. Four months later the aircraft was delivered to its first customer.

The Falcon 2000 inherits the 900’s wing and forward fuselage, but it was designed with a range of 3000 nautical miles in mind, which is less than the 900’s range. This option removed the need for three engines for long-range overwater flights, allowing the two rear-mounted CFE738 engines to be fitted, which offer considerable maintenance and operational benefits. The 2000 fuselage has a similar damage tolerant design compared to the Falcon 900, although is 6ft 6in. The new fuselage has 66ft 5in length, 63ft 5in wingspan and 23ft 2in height.

Changes to the wing include a modified leading edge and the inboard slats have been removed. The landing gear is retractable, tricycle type, and each unit being twin-wheeled.

The cockpit features a Collins four screen EFIS avionics system with optional Flight Dynamics head-up displays. The instrument panel is fitted with a three-tube Engine Indicating Electronic Display (EIED).

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is powered by two CFE73811B turbofans specially developed for it, allowing a 0.85 Mach max cruising speed at 39,000 ft. The range at 0.80 Mach with eight passengers is 3,000 nautical miles and at 0.75 Mach is 3,125 nautical miles. The max certificated altitude is 47,000 ft; the empty weight is 20,735 lb.

The flight crew consists of two pilots. The cabin can be outfitted to seat up to 12 passengers in a number of custom configurations including club seats and sofas.

A subsequent extended-range version, the Falcon 2000EX, had its first flew on October 2001 and featured more powerful engines, extra fuel capacity and a greater range. The Falcon 2000DX, which is an upgraded replacement for the Falcon 2000, was announced in 2005 by Dassault, promising a range of 3,250 nautical miles, and first flew on June 2007.

The latest upgrade announced is the Falcon 2000LX, which will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach. Blended winglets for increased fuel efficiency, reinforced straps added to the upper and lower wing panels and a reinforced servo actuator door are some of the new features promised.

Women Business Owners Making Their Mark in the 21st Century

The number of firms owned by women has grown by twice the rate of all other firms in the past ten years. Marjorie Alfus, chairperson for Women’s Business Research said, “Women business owners are significant players in the nation’s economy and their momentum shows no signs of slowing down”.

This is further supported by the Center For Women’s Business Research and their projections for 2006 that there would be 10.4 million privately held businesses in the US with women owning over half of these firms. Between the years of 1997 and 2006, the number of firms owned by women increased by up to 42%, which was almost double that of other firms, at around 23%.

The United Kingdom has also had significant growth from women in business. It is calculated that women, in a matter of three months, started 20,500 new businesses in the year 2006, which is around a 30% increase from the same time last year. Clair Logie, who is the director of the Bank of Scotland’s Women in Business Team, commented, “We are definitely seeing a huge uplift, particularly in the US, which we tend to trail here in terms of trends.”

With these staggering facts, it is safe to say that women becoming entrepreneurs is a world wide phenomenon. Home based businesses were the largest number of businesses held by women at around 56%. The Census Bureau’s director Louis Kincannon commented recently that home-based businesses collectively generated a remarkable amount of economic activity, especially for women and minorities.

More women are becoming entrepreneurs because they see the attractiveness that a home-based business has to offer them in terms of freedom and flexible working hours. No longer having to work hours dictated to them, women entrepreneurs have more time to spend with their families and to bring up their children. They enjoy more varied and meaningful tasks in their business, without the limitations and stresses associated with the glass ceiling corporate world.

Technology has definitely been a contributing factor to the development of home-based businesses. Many have been able to work from home following the introduction of computers, internet, cell phones and faxes. “The rapid acceleration of information technology has opened doors for new businesses. It has helped change the way America conducts business today by offering more choices. Many women entrepreneurs have taken advantage of these choices and created home-based businesses that have proven to be more practical, effective and convenient for their lifestyle” says Dick Falcone, AT&T Vice President of Sales for the Small Business Markets.

Todd Falcone – You Never Forget Your First

First to get you PAID, that is!

The Little Black Book of Scripts was one of my first investments produced by Mr. Todd Falcone, and let me tell you it was absolutely worth every penny! I’ll talk more about this little gem later, first let me tell you about one of my adopted mentors, Todd Falcone.

Mr. Falcone has been in the Network Marketing industry for over 20 years. Way before the internet became a valuable tool for marketers, Todd was in the trenches learning and mastering the art of prospecting. Because of that early training and offline recruiting experience, he has become one of the Top multi level marketers, and prospecting experts in the field today. I was introduced to Todd through one of the weekly webinar trainings within the back office of MLSP. I can say that I was completely blown away by his knowledge and expertise in the art of recruiting and not to mention his dynamic delivery commanded my attention.

I love Network Marketing. Mr. Falcone is one of the reasons why. Here is a highly respected entrepreneur, a 7 figure income earner in his business, who could retire now if he wanted to, but loves the industry enough that he is dedicated to teaching other newbie’s and “guru’s” alike how to become and maintain success in the multi level marketing arena. Paying it forward, giving back to the industry that made him, that’s what network marketing is all about and I’m proud to be apart of it! So right after his training I quickly bought his book, Little Black Book of Scripts.

The book explains the importance of knowing what to say and exactly how to say it when you are prospecting or qualifying people who you would like to be apart of your team. There are a lot of companies out there that don’t really get into the particulars of how to find leads other than your friends and family, let alone explain what exactly to say. They don’t give a complete blueprint of how to approach, qualify, and close the prospect.

His book goes into specific detail of all of this, and it provides you with a script of exactly what to say to boot! Nice! This was something I really needed and is the best tool in the world to give to a new member of your team. Also, he provides a companion CD with the book so that you can hear how the scripts should sound like. The ultimate goal is for the new marketer to memorize the scripts so well that it sounds natural and eventually is no longer needed because it becomes apart of your own flow.

So How did I get paid? I was so excited about this book that I researched to find out if he offered an affiliate program… he did. At that time I was only working with one other affiliate, but my very first return came from The Little Black Book of Scripts. Sweet! Oh how I love this business! If you have no idea what to say to a prospect or how to say it, you’ve gotta check this book out. Believe me when I say, you will be so glad you did.