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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

Keep It Cool With Sogu!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Van Steenburg at sales@sogucooler.com.

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Oregon Grow Cabinets Launches Today – Home Growing, Refined

Bend, OR, 2017-Mar-08 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — New startup OREGON GROW CABINETS, launching today, is focusing on the burgeoning

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home-growing movement with a new suite of grow cabinets constructed to fine-furniture standards and equipped with innovative climate controls. “Our cabinets are an industry game-changer,” says Adam Bronstein, owner/founder. “They are designed to provide you with the perfect customizable growing environment while looking great in your home. Our grow cabinets are something you will be proud to display. There is nothing like our products on the market today and they are built here in Central Oregon.”

People are discovering that they can grow for themselves what they used to buy, and Oregon Grow Cabinets make the home-growing

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experience streamlined and easy. Whether it’s growing cannabis or vegetables, the climate-controlled growing environment inside an Oregon Grow Cabinet takes the guesswork out of gardening and helps to ensure that your plants thrive. Growing your own also allows consumers to avoid the pesticides and fertilizers used by commercial growers. “Nothing can match the reward of growing and providing for yourself,” Bronstein says. “If you don’t have control from start to finish, how can you really know what you are consuming? I like having the piece of mind of knowing exactly how my crops are grown. It also allows me to focus on the quality of what I grow.”

A zero-compromise approach to form, function and quality all came together during the development of the suite of Oregon Grow Cabinets. “When I decide on making a significant purchase in life, I am looking for products that add value and provide me with day-to-day enjoyment. Like many others today, I’m tired of the cheaply-made, soon-to-hit-the-landfill, often gimmicky products that are being peddled. A fine furniture maker by trade, Bronstein reworked and fine-tuned the cabinet designs for more than a year before it met his high quality standards. He concludes, “I wanted to merge the worlds of indoor growing and furniture making together, and I am proud to launch Oregon Grow Cabinets and bring a beautiful and functional product to market.”

Oregon Grow Cabinets LLC builds high quality grow cabinets for the home in Central Oregon.

Contact-Details:
Adam Bronstein

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$25,000 prize for startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest: Synergy Tech Startup Contest announces an event for innovative companies

Seattle, Washington, 2017-Feb-12 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form, details about the judges, the agenda, and other information can be found here: http://synergycontest.com/.

The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.

The entry requirements: the applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding. The applications must be submitted by March 9, 2017 here: http://synergycontest.com/application-form/

“We’re experienced in global collaboration and would like to share all its benefits with emerging businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest,” says Jeff Bianco, president and founder of Dev-Pro.net, co-founder and judge of the Synergy Tech Startup Contest. “We’re inviting applicants to join in, and plan to select six high-potential startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest to compete for the grand prize, which is $25,000 in software development services. We’re committed to supporting the winner in developing their startup with the help of a team of professionals who offer exactly the right set of technical skills to boost their project.”

Our Synergy formula is simple: pitch in front of influential judges and a live audience, become number one, and take your startup to the next level. All finalists will receive valuable feedback from expert judges, one or more additional exclusive prizes provided by partners, and the opportunity to cooperate with one of the contest partners. All eligible applicants from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest will increase the visibility of their products or services by presenting their work on the contest website.

About The Synergy Tech Startup Contest:
The Synergy Tech Startup Contest is a startup pitch competition held in six US cities, where innovative companies with revolutionary solutions have a chance to win valuable prizes and accelerate their product development.

About Dev-Pro.net:
Dev-Pro.net was founded by successful entrepreneur, Jeff Bianco, in September 2011. The long history, vast experience, and in-depth understanding of the technology domain are the foundation of our company’s success in servicing technology companies and digital agencies.

Contact-Details:

Ievgeniia Prytula
Email: info@synergycontest.com
Phone: 1-310-362-0206

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Joel Hyatt Brings his Latest Start-up Globality Out of Stealth Mode

Meridian, Idaho, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — Globality has debuted as the first global business-to-business marketplace that will pave the way for small and medium-sized companies to become more active in the global market.

Founder of Globality, Joel Hyatt, officially launched Globality after two years of gathering investors and a team of high-powered industry leaders. Hyatt tweeted. “@GlobalityInc is officially live! Proud of our great team. Our mission is to make globalization work.”

“We understand why people want to reject globalization — they see benefits only flowing to the largest companies and the richest individuals,” Hyatt wrote in a recent blog post.“But the problem is not that globalization exists; the problem is how it functions. We want to get more people involved in globalization. We want to drive the benefits of globalization deeper into the world’s economies.”

Globality board members include high-powered technology and business leaders Juliet de Baubigny, Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Mark Hurd., CEO of Oracle; Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy; John R. Joyce, former CFO of IBM; Dennis Nally, Former Global Chairman of PwC; and Mark Vorsatz, Managing Director and CEO of Andersen Tax.

Globality was co-founded by Hyatt and Lior Delgo in 2015. The company currently has a staff of 75 people in Silicon Valley and London. It is backed by $37.5 million in funding from former Vice President Al Gore; John Emerson, U.S. ambassador to German; Ken Goldman, CFO of Yahoo; Jim A. Johnson, director of Goldman Sachs; Michael Marks, founding partner of Riverwood Capital; David Rosenblatt, CEO of 1stdibs; Jeff Sine, co-founder and managing partner of Raine; and Yechiam Yemini, and professor of computer science at Columbia University, among others.

Contact-Details: Bite Communications for Globality
Bethany Mullinix
media@globality.com

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NEW COMPANY GLOBALITY WILL FACILITATE AMERICAN BUSINESS GROWTH BY HELPING BUSINESSES TO REACH LARGER MARKETS

Menlo Park, California, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — Joel Hyatt’s latest start-up Globality is looking to change the way that businesses in the United States reach larger markets. The Markle Foundation, a founding shareholder, is pleased to be part of this monumental idea and they congratulated Globality via a press release on the successful launch of the company.

Markle CEO and President, Zoe Baird, said that, “Platforms like Globality have the power to drive change to expand economic opportunity for more American small and medium-sized businesses. Globality has the potential to have real impact on the global marketplace.”

The Markle Foundation is a 501 tax-exempt charitable organization that focuses on the improvement in the areas of technology, health care, and national security. The company is currently engaged in a nationwide initiative aimed at driving innovations that create opportunities for employment. The concept behind Globality was actually inspired by Markle and their mission.

The collectively authored book by Markle’s Rework America group, “America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age” that was released in the Spring of 2015, discusses Markle’s Rework America initiative. Rework America is a collective of 50 national leaders with the goal of utilizing transformative solutions and scalable opportunities in order to help create opportunities for people by revitalizing the once thought lost American dream.

In America’s Moment the authors speak of a strategy to bring international buyers and new markets to the fingerprints of Americans in business through their computers or tablets. Globality took this idea and built an entire business model that created a technological platform to enable small American businesses to compete on a global stage by connecting them with large corporations.

Globality, based in Menlo Park, is a groundbreaking company that has created a business-to-business marketplace that connects smaller businesses with some of the largest corporations in the world. With the powerful combination of inventive artificial intelligence and the best industry minds, Globality will change the face of the global economy. Joel Hyatt co-founded the company with Lior Delgo and along with a board of the best minds in their industries and the backing of high-powered angel investors; Globality is set on restoring the American Dream.

Contact-Details: Bethany Mullinix
media@globality.com

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Inovar to present Vertical Convergence and SME Business Manager at the 6th annual Zain Technology Conference

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“Moving Forward” in strategy execution is primary focus of this year’s Zain Technology Conference.

Amman, 2016-Dec-06 — /EPR Network/ — Inovar, a premier provider of differentiated and modular mobile solutions, will be discussing Vertical Convergence and showcasing SME Business Manager, one of the latest additions to the industry leader’s portfolio of innovative mobile solutions, as well as the company’s entire portfolio of mobile solutions. Inovar’s strategy for the past 20 years has been to provide dynamic, feature-rich mobile solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use, helping mobile operators capitalize on existing network revenue streams while moving forward into the new digital space seamlessly by converging new and existing technologies, enhancing user experiences, and increasing customer loyalty.

“Inovar is excited to return as a participant and reconnect and meet with Zain Opcos and potential partners at this year’s Zain Technology Conference” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar, stated. “Our mission has always been to help our customers and partners thrive by providing customized solutions designed to help mobile operators grow new and existing revenue through seamless convergence.”

Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer said, “We operate in a highly competitive industry, where the margin between success and failure is very thin. We are required to push ourselves constantly, and together with trusted partners we devise new operating models to deliver the best quality service to customers. This is why events such as ZTC are so important in aligning Zain’s ambitions to become a digital lifestyle provider of choice with our technology partners’ roadmaps and expectations.”

With Inovar solutions, mobile operators have the ability to enhance user experiences and add value with ease through personalized service combinations and robust mobile apps to offer customers with a truly digital experience and rich data analytics across multiple market segments.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about SME Business Manager or about Inovar’s entire suite of proven and valuable solutions, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

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Premier Environmental Expands Portfolio with Prestigious New Clients

Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2016-Aug-15 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — The UK’s Leading Residential & Commercial Insect Screen & Fly Screens Supplier Announces Completed Projects for United Utilities and the Saudi Royal Family

Britain’s leading name in high quality, high performance insect and fly screens is proud to announce the completion of a further two high-profile projects. Having already earned an impressive and varied international client list, Premier Environmental has recently worked on properties belonging to both the Saudi Royal Family and United Utilities.

Premier Environmental specialises in bespoke pest control solution for domestic, commercial and industrial properties alike, along with fully comprehensive installation services. Endorsed by dozens of blue chip companies and hundreds of satisfied customers, Premier Environmental is continually expanding its portfolio with increasingly impressive accomplishments.

The Saudi Royal Family

“The order was to supply bespoke and stylish fly screens to cover the opening windows in the £300m London household. The screens had to be effective, yet unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing. The solution was to install over 90 of our Prem 40 roller type fly screens throughout the house. After looking at a number of suppliers our screens were chosen because of the build quality, guarantee’s and that we have been supplying screens for over 25 years. They were so happy with the final installation that another three households belonging to the prince have had our screens installed.” – Premier Environmental

One of the brand’s most impressive accomplishments to date, the team was recently hired to work on the London residence of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – a property with an estimated value of £300 million.

The challenge was to tailor a bespoke solution, which along with providing outstanding protection from insects would also not detract from the aesthetic and elegance of the incredible building.

Not only was the team successful, but the Saudi Royal Family was so pleased with the job, they re-hired them to work on another three extraordinary properties.

United Utilities

“Flies are an obvious problem around waste water treatment plants, with very small owl midges and drain flies, and until recently the on-site offices had air conditioning installed in them. With a commitment to an absolute reduction in Carbon emissions by 26%, United Utilities were looking for new ways to keep the offices cool. In order to be able to open the windows and let fresh air in to keep the offices cool rather than using air conditioners ourroller fly screen system was chosen for the opening windows as it offered the versatility of keeping the flies out in summer and being almost invisible when retracted.” – Premier Environmental

Over at United Utilities, fly screens from Premier Environmental were installed on a trial basis as a means by which to both protect workers from insects and cool the interior of a water treatment plant. The trial was so effective that the screens have since been rolled out to the entire network of United Utilities plants nationwide – another incredible endorsement for Premier Environmental.

The company offers comprehensive domestic fly screen manufacturing and installation services as well as those for commercial and industrial clients.

About Premier Environmental:
Premier Environmental is the UK’s leading name in the production and installation of superior-quality fly and insect screens. With over 25 years of experience and an extensive list of high-profile clients, the team behind Premier Environmental has earned an international reputation for going the extra mile and exceeding expectations. Just a few clients to have offered their full endorsement of the brand include Cadbury, Morrisons, The National Trust, the Saudi Royal Family, Kingston College, P&O Ferries, Gatwick Airport, Harvey Nichols, the Savoy Hotel and many more besides.

Contact-Details:

premier environmental
Premier Environmental
P.O. BOX 112, Accrington
BB5 2GS, United Kingdom
Tel 01254 386776
Email sales@premier-env.co.uk
Web http://www.premier-env.co.uk

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Moonbasa and ITA to Bring U.S. Fashion Brands to China

Partnership Provides New e-Platforms for Brands Interested in Selling to China

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS/ — The International Trade Administration (ITA) has partnered with Moonbasa, a large China-based e-commerce company, to support a digital platform dedicated to U.S. brands interested in selling to the Chinese market. This will provide U.S. companies with an opportunity to open a web store on Moonbasa’s e-commerce platform, and also give them an opportunity to participate in a three-day online-to-off-line (o-to-o) experience at Moonbasa’s flagship digital store in Shanghai.

According to Kim-Bang Nguyen, Director, Export Promotion and Strategic Business Alliances for the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at ITA, “China is a difficult market to penetrate, especially for small- and medium-size businesses. We believe Moonbasa, an e-commerce platform with a dedicated ‘U.S. Brand Mall’ and full-service commerce solutions, is an effective way for these businesses to create a new channel of distribution in China.”

Moonbasa is a China-based fashion-only e-commerce platform with an all-inclusive turnkey service. It launched a ‘U.S. Brand Mall’ last year supporting more than 25 small-to medium-sized U.S. brands. Such brands currently on the platform include Ocean Current, Taylor and Sage, Janet Chung, Band of Gypsies, and Halo. An o-to-o operation, Moonbasa is slated to open 15 more brand stores this year.

Moonbasa will be exhibiting at WWDMAGIC in the Las Vegas Convention Center August 15-17 in booth 73500 Central Hall, and welcomes U.S. fashion brands to learn about this opportunity. Brands can also contact Barbara Graff, bgraff@moonbasausa.com or Kim-Bang Nguyen, kim-bang.nguyen@trade.gov
for additional information.

Contact-Details:
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Moonbasa/barbara graff,
2300 E. 11th st.,
p: 805-630-0585,
graff@moonbasausa.com,
www.us.moonbasa,com,
www.moonbasausa.com

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Bang-Bang in Watchland

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 2016-May-27 — /EPR Small Business News/ — On March 22nd, the Goldgena Project was launched with the goal of creating affordable mechanical watches with complete transparency regarding their origin and costs. The aim is also to shake up the ‘Swiss Made’ label and the traditional approach to distribution and marketing. The community is invited to share their opinion and even get involved in each stage of the project. At the time of writing, more than 3,500 people have signed up, and our site is recording more than 28,000 visits and 45,000 views every month.

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF PHASE 1

MARCH, 30TH – CHAPTER 1: TTO Label – Total Transparency on Origin DISCOVER
The Swiss Made label can be obscure and ultimately mislead consumers, as most of the components are manufactured abroad. The Goldgena Team has decided to make their watches with complete transparency, and have thus created the TTO label; Total Transparency on Origin.

APRIL, 13TH – CHAPTER 2: Transparency on Prices and Fixed Multiplier DISCOVER
Goldgena will be communicating and explaining the production cost of their watches. In addition, by selling directly to the end consumer they will be able to apply an unmatched modifier of 3.5 to the production price.

APRIL 27TH – CHAPTER 3: Online Sale, Pop-Up Stores and Sponsorship DISCOVER
The Goldgena Project is planning to foster community power by offering a commission of 10% to anyone who generates a sale. In addition, an application will allow potential customers to meet watch owners, so that they can see the product before buying.

PHASE 2 – FRIST DESIGN UNVEILED

MAY 11TH – CHAPTER 1: Non-Swiss Made, Swiss Made or Swiss Manufacturing? DISCOVER
We wanted our first model to feel mechanical from every angle, so we made the dial an extension of the movement. We wanted the case to be simple, elegant and ergonomic, while still overflowing with character. Fine horns and crosspiece give it a particular, recognizable aesthetic.

In-house or standard movement? Non-swiss made, swiss made or swiss manufacturing? The community shares his opinion.

JUNE-AUGUST: Development and Crowdfunding
During the summer, the Goldgena Project will share every detail of the development. In September a crowdfunding campaign will be launched. The detailed program will be available end on May at www.goldgena.com

The Goldgena Project Dream Team

The Goldgena Project is run by a small watch design workshop called cosanova, and is currently made up of 3 people. Founded in 2005 by the designer Claudio D’Amore, the workshop is based in the heart of Swiss watchmaking, in Lausanne, not far from Geneva. In little more than 11 years, the cosanova workshop has had the honor of working with around forty watch brands, such as Tag Heuer, Parmigiani, Montblanc, Oris, Eberhard and even Hautlence.

The Founder, Claudio D’Amore
Born in Switzerland to Italian parents, in 2000 Claudio D’Amore (40) graduated from the ECAL (Lausanne Design School) with an HES degree in design. He then set off for London to work with Ross Lovegrove, the famous London-based designer, where he worked on the design of several watches for Tag Heuer (V4, Carrera Caliber 360, Golf Watch). Upon his return to Switzerland in 2005, he founded cosanova.

Contact
Goldgena Project, rue de l’Ale 30, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Need more information? : Claudio D’Amore / +41 21 312 81 34
[High resolution images: www.goldgena-project.com/espace-presse/?lang=en]

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(www.label-tto.org)

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Playbook Advisory Announces Opening of Chicago Office

Chicago, IL, March 29, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Playbook Corporate Advisory, Inc. (www.playbookadvisory.com), a business brokerage company, announced today the official opening of its Chicago office inside the Bradley Business Center located on the North Side of the City.

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Playbook Advisory offers buyers and sellers of privately held businesses a full-service menu of services including listing, sales & marketing assistance, negotiation and closing. Each engagement is led by a team of experts who are able to advise and execute at each level of the transaction. The company focuses on profitable companies with annual revenues between $500,000 to $20,000,000.

Interested business owners or future entrepreneurs are encouraged to contact the company at 312-525-9622 or email President@Playbookadvisory.com for more information or for a free in office consultation (http://www.playbookadvisory.com/contact-us.html).

About Playbook Advisory
Playbook was founded by an experienced business broker veteran who had a desire to offer business owners the very best level of service and execution when the owner was ready to sell their business. With a lower fee structure Playbook offers clients a better value proposition compared to the other larger business broker companies.

About Bradley Business Center
The Bradley Business Center is located at 2500 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL. 60618. The building offers a full range of tenant amenities, for more information go to https://bradleybusinesscenter.com/.

Contact-Details: Playbook Corporate Advisory, Inc., 2500 W. Bradley Pl., Suite 200, Chicago, IL. 60618, 312-525-9622, president@playbookadvisory.com, www.playbookadvisory.com

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DIRECT CONNECT CONTINUES TO ACQUIRE SALES OFFICES WITH PURCHASE OF FLORIDA ISO

CHANTILLY, VA, March 15, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Direct Connect today announced that it has acquired another payment processing sales portfolio, Merchant Processing Solutions (MPS) in Fort Lauderdale, FLA.

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This transaction is part of Direct Connect’s commitment to growth through acquisition and is the company’s sixth acquisition since being recapitalized by The Beekman Group in 2015.

MPS provides merchant services to more than 500 restaurants and retail businesses across the United States, with more than $100 million in annual processing volume.

Owned jointly by Yamilet Strauss, Claudia Mosley and Diana Lizarazo, the independent sales organization (ISO) is a perfect fit for the Direct Connect business model: it is an active retail ISO acquiring merchants on the First Data platform, but it needed the financial and technological infrastructure and support to compete in today’s rapidly-changing payments infrastructure.

“MPS has grown successfully because of their people, and their top-down commitment to providing service and support to customers,” said Matt Clyne, Direct Connect’s CEO. “Direct Connect adds financial strength and stability, state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced human resources to the mix, making for an unbeatable combination and assured growth for MPS.”

Clyne said Direct Connect purchased five companies in 2015 and has already laid the groundwork for three more acquisitions in the first half of 2016. Direct Connect continues to actively seek out sales offices with low attrition and a commitment to the highest levels of service and support.

ISOs interested in investment capital or acquisitions opportunities are invited to visit www.directconnectps.com or contact the company at 800.747.6273.

“We intend to be a very active buyer in the marketplace,” Clyne said.

About Direct Connect
Based in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect provides innovative technology and payment processing services to businesses across the United States and Canada, including retail, restaurant, government contractors and service industries. Through a robust partner program, Direct Connect works with financial institutions, non-profit organizations, associations and software developers to incorporate payment solutions and enhance customer service. With a 20+-year history and more than 25,000 merchants in its portfolio, Direct Connect was recapitalized in 2015 by The Beekman Group, a New York City-based private equity firm positioning us well to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Contact-Details:
Nancy Drexler, Acquired Marketing
ndrexler@acquiredmarketing.com
917-743-5258

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FIRST DIVERSITY MANAGER NAMED BY M. DAVIS & SONS, INC.

WILMINGTON, DE, June 18, 2015 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — M. Davis, the fifth generation woman-owned Industrial Contractor and Fabricator headquartered in Wilmington, DE has named Christina MacMillan its Manager of Supplier Diversity. Christina MacMillan will enhance the program by working with diverse vendors to help identify opportunities with M. Davis. This will enable M. Davis to continue promoting economic growth and community development through our diversity and inclusion initiatives while also expanding our current supplier base to include the best and brightest.

“Christina MacMillan will be able to pinpoint new vendors and suppliers and grow our diversity program,” says M. Davis CEO Peggy Del Fabbro. Mrs. MacMillan currently oversees the Accounting Department at M. Davis and has been vital to that role for over ten years. Complimenting her knowledge of diversity is her involvement with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) PA-DE-sNJ, Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Emerging Leaders Council for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Delaware Valley Chapter. MacMillan received her BS in Business Administration and MBA from Goldey Beacom College.

From its beginnings as a tinsmith shop in the 1800’s to the current status as one of the larger businesses located in Wilmington, M. Davis continues to bring innovation to the construction industry.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a merit shop mechanical and electrical contractor and fabricator located in Delaware serving customers in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Beverage and Industrial markets. For more information contact Mike Kerwien via phone (302) 993-3303 or email Mike.Kerwien@mdavisinc.com. Visit our website at www.mdavisinc.com.

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CONTACT: Mike Kerwien
302-993-3303
Mike.kerwien@mdavisinc.com

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THE IPO PROJECT – YOU’RE NEXT: THE NEW ROAD TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 04, 2015 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ –360 Player Experience, LLC present The IPO Project – You’re Next competition. The competition affords budding or new entrepreneurs the opportunity to ignite their dream. The idea behind the national competition is to provide all of the support necessary to avoid the statistics published by the Small Business Administration stating that 50% of all new businesses fail within 2-5 years. The IPO Project – You’re Next competition provides 10 winners with financing for their new business venture and infrastructure support for the business in the areas of accounting, human resources, marketing, and information technology.

The IPO Project – You’re Next competition seeks to find the most innovative product or service business concepts to evaluate. The entrepreneur seeking to win the competition need only apply online at www.theipoproject.com and pay the application fee. The evaluation team will review all applications, select, and electronically notify the 100 semi-finalist on July 15, 2015. The week of August 17-21, 2015 the 100 semi-finalist will travel to Atlanta, GA and present the future of their idea to a panel of 25 industry professionals. Collectively the panel will select 10 winners to receive the investments and infrastructure support in their idea. The IPO Project- You’re Next competition winners will be announced and notified by September 15, 2015.

As Pandora Radio representatives stated,”The IPO Project is American Idol meets Shark Tank.”

The IPO Project – You’re Next competition along with sponsors that include Energy 1 Federal Credit Union, Regus Group Companies, HillChase, LLC, Club-e, IASC, Inc. and the Invest Atlanta team is poised to help entrepreneurs from 18 to 80.

In John Hope Bryant’s book, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism” he posed the question; ” …Imagine if we could turn people with few opportunities…into tomorrow visionaries and entrepreneurs.” The IPO Project – You’re Next competition answers this call to action and takes it a step further by providing the necessary support to bolster entrepreneurial success.

CONTACT:
Marjorie Waye, President
360 Player Experience, LLC
201 17th St Ste300, Atlanta, GA 30363
T: 844-968-7360
F: 404-963-0900
info@theipoproject.com
www.theipoproject.com

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Byrd Imperial Group LLC. Announces 600,000 common equity shares available at no monetary costs

San Antonio, Texas, January 13, 2015 — /EPR SMALL BUSINESS NEWS/ — Byrd Imperial Group is seeking 1 to 4 Executive Advisors to join our team by helping to raise funds to build and operate a new franchise headquarters in Texas. In exchange for successfully seeking out and securing a 10% Preferred Equity Investor who subscribes to a minimum investment of $3.5M, Byrd Imperial Group will issue 150,000 shares of common stock at no cost. An Executive Advisor could earn up to 4 times that amount or 600,000 shares by securing a single qualified Investor.

In addition to this offer, Byrd Imperial Group is offering 4,000,000 Preferred Equity Shares at a price of $3.50 per share with a minimum purchase of 1,000,000 shares.

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. (www.byrdimperialgroup.com) is a franchise development and management company with a total of 9 new business models. Our business plan combines 6 new franchise opportunities along with our internal finance company all-operating at 1 flagship location. From the company headquarters in Texas, we will be able to efficiently manage, grow, and operate each new business opportunity. After smoothing out the operating procedures, the home office location will serve as a springboard to advance each new business as single point locations through nationwide franchising.

Contact-Details: Byrd Imperial Group LLC.
Preston Byrd
210-906-3949
prestonbyrd@byrdimperialgroup.com
www.byrdimperialgroup.com

 

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Payless Plumbing Blog offers Free Plumbing Consulting Services to Home-owners

Start growing a business using new win, win estimating service! Large companies can afford high-end overhead costs. This plumbing estimating service affords small businesses and small contractors in reducing overhead costs by 100%, and also helping to increase profits.

New advancements in Payless Plumbing Blog and with “on-screen-computers” input of pipe and assemblies in the plumbing program, creates more winners helping small businesses and small contractors, win more plumbing jobs.

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Scribendi.com Is Ranked on the PROFIT 500 List for a Second Consecutive Year

Top editing and proofreading provider Scribendi.com is one of the fastest-growing Canadian companies

For the last 25 years, PROFIT Magazine has been celebrating 500 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies with their PROFIT 500 Awards. Editing and proofreading leader Scribendi.com, with its continued success, is honored to take the 227th spot.

“We are thrilled and honored to be ranked on the PROFIT 500 list for a second year,” said Karen Ashford, marketing manager. “We wouldn’t be growing at this rate without our hardworking and dedicated staff, located both in Chatham-Kent and around the globe and we would like to thank our loyal clients who continue to trust us with millions of words each day.”

With the goal of acknowledging entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and their contributions to the Canadian market, the PROFIT 500 Awards recognize the companies with the greatest revenue growth over the last five years. Awards are given at the national, regional, and industry level, and with former winners such as Canada Goose, WestJet, and BlackBerry, Scribendi.com finds itself among the top Canadian businesses.

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”

Scribendi.com has been trusted with over 752 million words from over 223 countries and territories. Based out of Ontario, Scribendi.com employs highly skilled editors who work with documents that range from manuscripts to business communications to scientific and medical journals.

With a solid foundation in place for editing and proofreading, Scribendi.com has now expanded into content writing with a new venture: Inklyo.com.

Accolades such as these confirm that Scribendi.com is providing a service that its clients find beneficial, which inspires Scribendi.com to continue offering high-quality work at an affordable price.

Contact Details: Annie Chamberlain
405 Riverview Drive, Suite 304
Chatham, ON
N7M 0N3

 

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Dietary Supplement Firm Kaeng Raeng Inc Sues Former Contract Manufacturer For Alleged Idea Theft And Unfair Business Practices

Kaeng Raeng Inc., which develops and sells dietary supplements, filed suit against the firm that manufactured its private-label products for allegedly stealing its confidential and proprietary information to create and distribute a competing product that’s “substantially similar.”

The suit accuses San Jose-based contract manufacturer Multivitamin Direct, Inc. and its employees — President Paul Huang, Vice President/Business Development Viola Lee and Vice President/Product Development Alisia Cheuk — of breaches of contract, confidentiality and loyalty, intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, fraud and deceit, and unfair competition.

The suit also says defendants actively misled Kaeng Raeng about their relationship with the brand Raw Green Organics, which allegedly was created by Multivitamin Direct to sell competing products based on Kaeng Raeng’s confidential and proprietary information.

“There’s a presumed level of trust between brands and contract manufacturers,” said Kaeng Raeng’s Founder, President and CEO Lindsay Reinsmith. “Without this trust, conflicts of interest arise and business relationships are undermined.”

The suit, filed late Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court, seeks “disgorgement of all revenues, earnings, profits, compensation and benefits” received by Multivitamin Direct, Huang, Lee and Cheuk because of their “wrongful business practices.”

It also asks the court to grant an injunction against Multivitamin Direct, Huang, Lee and Cheuk, prohibiting them from disclosing and using Kaeng Raeng’s confidential information, saying that otherwise Kaeng Raeng “will suffer further immediate and irreparable injury, loss and damage.”

The suit says Multivitamin Direct was established in 1987 and is a leading USDA-certified organic contract manufacturer in Northern California. Kaeng Raeng was founded by Reinsmith in 2009 as a small business in Palo Alto. Later that year, Multivitamin Direct signed a non-disclosure agreement and was engaged to produce Kaeng Raeng’s private-label dietary supplements.

In May 2011, the suit says, Kaeng Raeng shared details with Multivitamin Direct, Huang and Lee about a new greens-based detox cleanse product, and Huang and Lee shared the information with Cheuk. Details included ingredients, formulas, packaging, branding, marketing, advertising, pricing, sales, distribution, retailers, customers, vendors, product suppliers and industry trends.

Soon thereafter, the suit says, Multivitamin Direct’s production of Kaeng Raeng’s products “started to run consistently behind schedule” and Kaeng Raeng “became strained financially” waiting for inventory. Its final delivery, scheduled for September 2012, wasn’t delivered until February 2013, it says.

The suit says Raw Green Organics began gearing up to offer a “substantially similar” product in June 2011 — only one month after Kaeng Raeng revealed details of its new detox cleanse to Multivitamin Direct, adding that Raw Green Organics also adopted similar packaging, advertising, marketing and other matters.

When Reinsmith asked the defendants about the Raw Green Organics, they repeatedly told her it was simply a “client” they were “helping get started” and that none of Kaeng Raeng’s confidential information had been disclosed, the suit says.

At the same time, it says, Multivitamin Direct told Kaeng Raeng to find another manufacturer, forcing Kaeng Raeng to incur “lengthy and costly search efforts” and resulting “in the unnecessary disposal of valuable raw materials.”

Not until March 2014, did Kaeng Raeng discover evidence that Raw Green Organics is owned by Multivitamin Direct and managed by Huang, Lee and Cheuk, the suit says.

About Kaeng Raeng
Kaeng Raeng Inc, based in Sunnyvale, CA, develops and sells natural dietary supplements. Kaeng Raeng was founded in July 2009 by President and CEO Lindsay Reinsmith and still is a privately-owned, small corporation.

Contact Details: Roger Gillott
Gillott Communications
323-497-7868
roger@gillottcommunications.com

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New Social Media Book Reveals How to Use Rivals’ Advertising Against Them Online

Mason Duchatschek, founder and president of the social media, marketing and video production company “Buildatribe LLC.,” has found a way to help entrepreneurs use rivals‘ advertising budgets against them.

In his new book, “Attract, Capture & Convert: 89 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Make Money Online (& Offline) Using Social Media & Web Marketing Strategy,” Duchatschek reveals this secret and others beneficial to entrepreneurs.

In the book, Duchatschek shares details of an online marketing strategy designed to help small businesses generate Internet leads using name recognition associated with competitors’ products or services.

“A rival with a large advertising budget becomes an unwilling ally to a web savvy entrepreneur instead of an adversary without realizing it,” Duchatschek said.

Powerful social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ make it possible for small companies to compete online even if they don’t have a website.

“This web strategy is a brains versus brawn approach because the marketplace winner won’t always be the one with the biggest advertising budget,” he said. “In fact, it might be the opposite.”

Buildatribe LLC. (http://www.buildatribe.com) is located in Washington, Mo.

Additional information on his new Amazon.com Kindle book is available at http://www.AttractCaptureConvertBook.com.

Note to Editors: Duchatschek Available for Interview
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1bWuoxL

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Poster Frame Giveaway! Panel Warehouse Offers Buy 1 Get 1 Free Poster Frames

Restaurants, bars, schools and stores cannot afford to miss the latest big giveaway from the Panel Warehouse online store; because right now they can get brand new poster frames on a brilliant Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal.

Panel Warehouse is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of office screensand display stands but their range also extends to a range of other display solutions including snap frame poster holders or poster frames. These versatile display solutions are available in a number of sizes to suit any kind of poster, and they’re already extremely popular with retailers, eateries and educators around the UK.

A brand new BOGOF deal won’t do anything to harm the popularity of poster frames. In fact, they’re only likely to fly out of the workshop faster. With their clean, professional look and neutral colour, these poster frames will be at home in virtually any environment. But there’s more to these snap front poster frames than their good looks, because they’re extremely easy to use.

Handy front loading access means that posters can be changed quickly and easily, which is important in all customer facing situations or schools. Restaurants change their menus and shops changes their offers and products frequently. Thanks to Panel Warehouse, quickly updating your POS couldn’t be simpler.

As with everything else in the Panel Warehouse collection, high quality meets low cost with these budget snap poster frames. Customers will save money with these handy display solutions, but they won’t be skimping on quality because Panel Warehouse never dispatches an order until each item has been thoroughly quality checked.

Buy 1 poster frame and get another free at the Panel Warehouse online store and create reliable, long lasting display solutions for sales, promotions and events. The Panel Warehouse are ready and waiting to create brand new display pieces for businesses throughout the UK.

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World’s First Doner Kebab Franchise Success Continues In Dubai

Following the launch of the world’s first real Doner Kebab franchise in the prestigious Dubai Marina View Towers, the Doner Kebab brand continues to go from strength to strength with the securing of its second store in Dubai – Marina.

A company spokesman said ‘In response to the increasing popularity of our flagship store in Jumeirah Lake Towers, we are delighted to announce the opening of a second Doner Kebab outlet in Dubai. Our authentic kebabs are big on flavour and size which keeps our customers coming back for more’.

In contrast to the traditional unhealthy image of kebabs, Doner Kebab offers a gourmet food experience free from additives and preservatives.

The company’s unique ‘fusion’ concept uses only 100% veal and pure chicken fillets (100% Halal) together with locally produced fresh vegetables prepared on a daily basis and special ‘Doner Kebab’ bread. Its unmatched flavour is derived using a combination of original Doner meat and chicken blended with three original sauces. The recipes for both the spices and sauces remain a closely guarded company secret.

The company is now poised to fulfil its ambitious expansion plans throughout the GCC, Unites Kingdom, Sweden, Pakistan and beyond.

The spokesperson continued ‘Such has been the overwhelming demand for our exclusive business offer that we now have agreements in place for in excess of 200 store openings across the GCC and Pakistan. We will be announcing details of our master licence agreements in the near future’.

All Doner Kebab stores have the support of the world’s largest Doner Kebab production operation “Kaplan Doner” based in Germany together with its unrivalled industry knowledge acquired through decades of experience. Since the launch of the brand in Berlin in 1989, Doner Kebab has been committed to perfecting its unique blend of traditional spices and innovative cooking processes that go into producing its healthy alternative Doner Kebabs.

Further information on Doner Kebab is available on www.donerkebab.ae and from World Franchise Associates who have exclusive rights for the marketing of this global brand.

Contact: info@donerkebab.ae (04-3695632)

For delivery call 800 – 366 37 (DONER)

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