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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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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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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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New Book on Amazon Kindle Helps Artists Build a Sustainable Business Around Their Art

The Productive Artist today announced the official launch of founder Rebecca Ahn’s new book, The Productive Artist’s Business Plan, as a new and complementary offering to her arts business consulting services. Now available on the Amazon Kindle store (http://www.amazon.com/Productive-Artists-Business-Plan-ebook/dp/B00F2AK2VK), the book has already begun receiving rave reviews from the wide network of “The Productive Artist” readers and fans.

Wu-lee says “The Productive Artist’s business plan provides insightful, but more importantly practical advice for getting off your butt and getting move in the direction of the business and creative endeavors you’d secretly rather be working toward than your day job.”

MFrenchie attests to the book’s “Tangible, real-world strategies for organizing the creative spirit into action. A “getting things done” how to for artists. Easily digestible, compelling and an enjoyable read.”

And bookfan calls the book “a no-nonsense, step-by-step action plan for anyone who wants to make a living as a creative artist.” He adds that “This is the book I wish I had when I was starting out. Stop being a struggling artist. Become a professional artist. Start with this book.”

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Location Analysis – The Missing Perspective That Helps Businesses Make a Difference

Topo.ly is an online mapping tool that promotes location analysis. The team behind Topo.ly firmly believs that understanding location data will help companies drive the proliferation of the values that can be extracted from it. As users create a map, they not only see a bunch of markers all plotted together by sets, Topo.ly’s enhanced mapping capabilities maximize the use of mapping technology allow them to view a different kind of data visualization that initially helps them identify connections, patterns and stories that can make up their decisions for better business management.

Topo.ly’s features for location mapping are easy to use. In fact, says Fred Kunze, head of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education, “This is just great! I am presenting a session to a group of new Geography teachers, and I’m sure they will be able to use Topo.ly to get kids more involved in map making. It works as advertised, is fast and easy to operate!”

Online Location Mapping Features

Topo.ly is in the unique position to help companies from different fields use location analysis as an integral step to establish effective business marketing. Below are some of the most useful features of the online mapping website:

Create a map

Topo.ly’s easy mapping tool allows the users to create a map in less than 3 minutes. It uses simple copy-and-paste method to reduce the time spent on map building and devote more time in location analysis. This feature has been one of the reasons why more and more companies rely to Topo.ly as their online mapping tool.

Add multiple locations data sets

The integration of different data sets on a map allows the users to clearly identify sets of patterns and connections integral to decision-making. When users view the connections between data sets, they are able to conceptualize practical and more-targeted marketing strategies to win customers and promote their business.

Heatmap

Companies will find more meaning with location analysis when they heatmap using Topo.ly’s easy heatmapping features. The online mapping tool is packed with territories to use so that Plus users can take full advantage of creating heatmaps by boundaries based on their address locations data. As easy as creating a map, heatmapping takes only minutes using Topo.ly.

The integration of location analysis into business decisions for marketing and management will increase the potentials of understanding their market and be more focused on what’s necessary. Using Topo.ly’s online mapping features allow companies to experience life-long success.

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Financial Architect® “The Fastest Way to Legally Raise Capital – Guaranteed!”

It has just been reported in “The Private Capital Access PCA Index Q2, 2013 report in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., measures the demand for capital and financing activity for privately-held businesses. Privately held businesses continue to find it difficult to raise new financing in the current business environment, according to 59 percent of small business owners who responded in the second quarter survey results. Only 33 percent of those who applied for business loans from a bank were successful. The research also shows that many small business owners are tapping into their personal assets to fill financing gaps with 41% of business owners saying they transferred personal assets to their business over the last three months.

There is a better way: As former Wall Street financiers turned entrepreneurs, the principals at Commonwealth Capital Advisors know what you’re going through or about to go through. They have felt the pain of attempting to capitalize start-up and early stage companies. They know how to succeed, but more importantly, they know about failure and how to avoid it.

To find out how by reading the Abridged Edition of the E-book their CEO wrote entitled: “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies.”

VISIT: http://www.commonwealthcapital.com/main/21.php?username=4750

If you are serious about raising capital for your start-up or early stage company, this resource was made for you. “The Secrets of Wall Street…” will open your eyes to the truth on how the world of capital works. It’s designed to enable any Entrepreneur to make a qualified decision on how to go about effectively raising capital.

The unsolicited testimonials continue to stream into their website.

It’s their “pay it forward” gift to you to help you to turn your dream into reality.

Charles David Dreher
Executive Vice-President

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New Book Guides Entrepreneurs Through the Basics of Doing Business in China

 Prizgar Gonzales’s book,The Beginner’s Guide To Doing Business In China –

The eBook and paperback version is available on www.amazon.com. You can read Chapter One free on www.doingbusinesswithchina.biz.

Factual and informative, the book takes the reader through the basics of doing business in China. This book is a treasure-trove of excellent and priceless information for starting your own brand.

Having shrewdly positioned itself as the world’s factory, China offers the best opportunity for anyone in the U.S.A. to start a business.

For instance, if you have a sketch of a shoe design for women, or any other product, getting your brand manufactured in the U.S.A. is close to impossible. With China there are no such barriers and stop signs. A variety of countless factories abound.

The Chinese celebrate entrepreneurs by making it easy to get started. Their formula for facilitating small businesses is the minimum order quantity, or MOQ.

The minimum order quantity offered by China’s factories is the best opportunity for American entrepreneurs to get into the free enterprise game. Anyone with a passion for a product has two opportune options: initiate their own brand or get started buying wholesale.

Even if you have or don’t have a product, a passion, or a dream, China is the place to be. China’s economic banquet is so lavish, so layered; you too can fill your plate with countless products that cost pennies.

If you are yearning for the freedom of being your own boss, dancing to your individual rhythm, China could be your perfect partner.

The business highway in China is user friendly and The Beginner’s Guide To Doing Business In China will show you how to get in the right lane. Choose a product – create your own brand. Buy wholesale – sell to the world.

The book offers a step-by-step tour of the Canton Trade Fair, the Mother of all Trade Fairs, navigating the reader to find, under one roof, the core players for doing business with China.

Within the pages of The Beginner’s Guide To Doing Business In China you will find a tried and true approach to get on board as a participant on China’s economic juggernaut.

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New Book Examines the Future Of Israel’s Hi-Tech Economy

“What’s Next for the Start-Up Nation”, written by senior consultant Uri Goldberg, questions sustainability of Israeli technology sector

A new book is taking a cold, hard look at Israel’s future as a high tech powerhouse. “What’s Next for the Startup Nation?” (ISBN 1477241205) examines the future of the industry which paved the way for the country’s phenomenal economic growth. Israel became a center for groundbreaking technological innovation thanks to entrepreneurship, coupled with forward thinking government policies and unique historical circumstance. Up until recently, the country had the highest venture capital cash flow per capita in the world.

Now, global and domestic challenges are threatening to wipe out Israel’s achievements. Faced with a rapidly changing financial world as well as ongoing adversity, old policies are unlikely to remain effective. “What’s Next for the Start-Up Nation?” offers a clear and engrossing blueprint for fostering a strong environment of innovation while sustaining a vibrant economy and is now available on Amazon.com.

Uri Goldberg is a management expert, specializing in serving governments and corporations on strategy, innovations and economic development issues. Mr. Goldberg worked with McKinsey& Co. where he directed key consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as governments in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He also served as Foreign Policy Aid to Israeli President Shimon Peres in his former capacity as Vice Prime Minister. He currently resides in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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New Player in the Market Will Compete with LinkedIn

Rumors have abounded about Masterseek.com’s professional profile site’s imminent introduction to the World Wide Web. Still under development, it boasts the world’s largest business database with over 145 million personal professional profiles from around the world—that’s more than LinkedIn which is currently estimated to have just over 125 million professional profiles.

What makes Masterseek’s profile database so competitive?
Masterseek is already the largest B2B search engine, with 40 million more businesses listed than the nearest competitor and growing at a faster pace. Masterseek.com’s service is free, like most similar databases. Where it differes is in its ability to allow businesses full control over their profile. In addition the actual search functions are more intuitve, with more accurate local results or global results if that is the user’s search preference.

This is what has attracted so many businesses, and so many professionals to the website. Upon launch Masterseek.com’s professional profile section is fully expected to perform as well as the business search portion of the site. It seems to be the natural evolution of a business search engine, that it should incorporate professional profiles as well. However other sites have not done so, at least not to this degree. There in lies the power of Masterseek, and why it is expected to replace LinkedIn at some point in the near future.

How will Masterseek’s professional profiles work?
Currently it is very similar to LinkedIn it looks like. As of now the primary difference is in the numbers. Masterseek already has more, and if past growth is any evidence it will soon be one of the new places to search for professionals. Masterseek’s site is also free and it gives users control over their own profile. It is expected to use Masterseek’s primary search engine application from the business listing side of the site. If so expect it to have faster, more complete, more specific and more accurate search functionality both locally or for any specified geographic search.

We got a hold of Masterseek President Rasmus Refer who preferred not to comment on current plans,

“We are working on many new activities with the objective to become the largest global provider of business information, but cannot tell you more about our plans right now” –Rasmus Refer

Despite details being kept close to the vest, we have dug up a number of key points:

• Masterseek will have more profiles right off the bat as mentioned, 145M to LinkedIn’s 125M.
• It will use a different search platform, if it is the same as the Business Listings section it will be faster, more accurate and more comprehensive locally and globally.
• Listings will be 100% free.
• Those making a profile will have as much or more control to share information than those using LinkedIn.

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UK-based Sharp End Training Joins Forces With WOW Network Alliance For Worldwide Business Benefits

The WOW Network Alliance, a member-based networking and development community for women, announced that Sharp End Training has joined WOW Network team as its exclusive Professional Training & Advanced Education Partner.

This agrreement means WOW Network members to draw on the valuable expertise of Sharp End Training’s dedicated network of websites as well as leaders in countries such as the United Kingdom, USA and Australia said President/Founder of WOW Network, De Harris.

“We’re excited that our members will have access to even more practical tools to aid in their personal and professional development,” De Harris said.

Jonathan Senior, the brains behind the Sharp End Training developed Sharp End Training IN 2004. The worldwide virtual training company covers all aspects of small business ownership and management. He has a degree in Organization Studies Jonathan is a Chartered Manager and a member of the Chartered Management Institute UK.

Pat Weber heads Sharp End Training, USA, and is an award-winning, top-selling salesperson and sales manager. She coaches individuals who find it difficult to or are reluctant to sell. Weber helps her clients to speak with more confidence, deliver effective presentations and increase sales. Her guidance gives them a working knowledge of how to play up their strengths and minimize feelings of inadequacy. Weber is an avid networker in her local community WHERE? and has been recognized by Peninsula Women’s Network and awarded the “Networker of the Year.” She is one of only two members who have received this recognition twice in its 30-year history.

For more information about Sharp End Training, visit http://www.sharp-end-training.info

Apart from Jonathan Senior and Pat Weber the WOW Network Alliance’s partners include such recognized names as Biba Pedron, Monique MacKinnon, Kathy Cobb, Mary Chatman, Terrice Blackwell, Gena Livings and Becky Harmon with Beverly Lewis of Slingshot Success.

Contacts and Networking for Success

The basis of any successful networking effort is a good contact list. That is a list of people that can help you in your business and career. Most successful women get that way because they have such a list. That means you need to make creating one a priority in your life.

The first and most important step in creating a contact list is to make the contacts. This is done everywhere at the office, during your work day, on sales calls you make, at meetings of the National Association of Professional Women, at functions including PTO meetings, church. Every time you run into somebody that could help your career or business: write down their name and contact information. Then put it into a list that’s easy to read.

Make Your List
The best way to do this is to do it on your computer. Use the program that you prefer and keep it current. Some people like e-mail programs like Outlook while others will use a simple word document. If you get business cards, scan them into your computer and keep them on file. You can also store them in a Rolodex.

Make sure you back up your contact list so you can access it if your computer isn’t available. Try a backup program such as Dropbox or Deja Dup for this. You can also create free documents through Google Docs.

Each Entry on Your List Should Contain the following information:

•  Person’s name properly spelled
•  The organization that they work for
•  Their title
•  An e-mail address
•  A Phone Number

That’s all you will probably need. Keep it simple and you should be able to contact them when needed. Keep in touch and get updated information if they change phones or jobs.

Be very careful about how you use your list, don’t send advertisements to the people on it and don’t contact them every time you’re looking for donations for your favorite charity. That will simply annoy the people on the list and turn them against you. Instead only contact them when it is important or you have something that can help them. For example if you’re looking for a job.

Also keep contacts meaningful, if you’re looking for a job only send your resume to people in your industry. If you’re making sales contacts only contact those you know work in purchasing or might buy from you. A contact list is one of your most important keys to success so do not abuse it.

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Keeping The Momentum Going In Business

There’s no successful business without goals. Goals set the direction. It gives you focus. But having a direction and focusing on getting there is not enough. There has to momentum too. Momentum is the consistency with which you follow your goals. It is about aggressiveness in getting to your destination. And once you get there, you start setting new goals again to keep the momentum going. Big corporations started out as small companies powered by goals and continued to set new goals for the business to grow.

The following are simple steps you can follow to keep your business momentum going.

Pursue your goals. Setting goals and mapping out your direction is not enough. You have to pursue the goals like your life depended on them. A specific, attainable and time-framed goal will remain a piece of paper if it is not pursued. Some companies keep perfectly-designed goals but are at a loss on how to implement them. Anybody can come up with goals, but how to achieve them is the real test.

This means you have a plan of how to achieve the goals. Without a step-by-step plan for your goals, you will find yourself staying out of focus and off course. The more specific your plan is, the better your chances are to succeed.

Aside from a detailed plan, make a to-do list that you have to follow every day. A goal plan sets the general direction for you, while a day-to-day plan ensures that you pay attention to important details of the journey. A day-to-day plan also allows you to evaluate your progress and your daily performance. It helps you to avoid committing the same mistakes every day, and to even do better in the things that you are already good at.

Lastly, use networking. You have goals, you have plans on how to achieve them, but if you don’t have a business network in place, you will have a difficult time keeping sticking to your plans and achieving your goals. There are many business networking groups you can choose from, like the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). NAPW provides a venue for women entrepreneur to share resources and help each in achieving their business and personal goals.

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Wisdom and the Path to Success

Wisdom and advice from older sisters is the guide a woman needs on her path to success. Unfortunately many women do not get this guide because they have nobody to ask. They do not know older sisters who can guide them in career or in business.

Many women fail at both their careers and businesses because they have no role models or mentors. They do not know where to turn for advice or even for answers to questions. This means it is always a good idea to get a mentor or several mentors.

You should start looking for a mentor as soon as you start your career if not earlier. Look for wiser, older women with experience in your field or similar field and try to model yourself upon them. Better yet become friends with such ladies so you can ask them for help. Having somebody you can turn to for advice is often the only way to navigate today’s world.

Look for such older role models in your workplace, your school, organizations, groups like the National Association for Professional Women and any place else. They are around and they are willing to help if you are willing to listen to them. In many cases simply being around such people inspire you and help you take it to the next level.

No woman has to be alone upon the path to success. Instead, she can have an older sister to help her along the trail and show her how to navigate around the obstacles. Taking the time to find such a mentor and making her part of your life can be the most important career decision that you’ve ever made.

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More and More Women are Poised to Corporate Success

There are many reasons why more and more women are poised to corporate success. The biggest reason is that there are simply more women in the corporate office than ever before.

Six out of ten college graduates are now women, so six out of ten professionals entering the workforce are women. In some fields such as law, women now outnumber men. As the number of women increases the number of women in the top roles will increase.

As more and more women are poised for corporate success, organizations for women will become more important. Women will need advocates and groups to fight for their rights.

Networking Breaks the Glass Ceiling

Even though more women are poised for success the glass ceiling is firmly in place in many industries and companies. Women will need organizations capable of standing by them and helping them break through.

One such organization is the National Association of Professional Women or NAPW. By networking through such an organization women can learn of opportunities and create support systems that can help them break through to the next level.

Corporate success requires networking and communication as well as hard work. Successful executives need to know about opportunities and they need business contacts. Experts note that networking is still the best way to find a job.

The more contacts you make in corporate America , the higher you can rise. Contacts can lead to jobs, sales and many other opportunities. Nobody can have too many contacts.

Networking is about making contacts and cultivating contacts to make more contacts. More women are poised for corporate success because they are bettering at networking and making contacts than men are.

If you want to join those who are poised for corporate success you will need to network. The more networking opportunities that you can find and take advantage of the more likely you will be to succeed.

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Big Shot CEOs Seek Advice from Women

In the years ahead the leaders at America ‘s largest corporations are going to be taking more and more advice from women. The main reason why CEOs will seek advice from women is an obvious one: most of their customers are women!!

Women make most of the purchases and economic decisions in the American home. They not only do the grocery shopping, they increasingly make the other buying decisions as well. Not surprisingly businesspeople will want to know what their customers are thinking.

Those companies that do the best job of designing and creating products for women and marketing women will be the most successful. The largest company in America is Wal-Mart which primarily sells to women.

Carmakers, entertainment companies, toy companies, homebuilders and many others will be directing their marketing at women. To get the advantage these companies will need to consult women and so will their leaders.

Women will dominate the Workplace
There is another reason why corporate bosses will be consulting women more often in the future. The majority of professionals and executives in companies in the future will be women. This will occur because six out of ten college graduates today are women. Most of the professionals, executives will consult in the future such as doctors and lawyers will be women.

CEOs will consult women in order to understand how their companies work and what is happening there. They will want the female insight into the changing environment around them. The executives that take advantage of female professionals will be the most successful.

In this environment organizations like the National Association of Professional Women which organize and network women will be more important than ever. Those women who are organized and connected will be in the best position to take advantage of a changing environment.

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Kids Salon Franchise Offers Great Back-To-School Hair Cuts And Hair Dos

Snip-its (www.snipits.com), the fastest growing franchise of children’s hair salons in the U.S., is pleased to assist families through one of the most important events of the new school year — picture day. By offering a professional, cost friendly haircut at Snip-its, provides a great, stress-free haircut for kids while assuring that parents are blamed for having to retake photos on “make up” picture day.

“Now that school is back in session, picture day is an important event for a child,” said Christine Mudd, director franchise development, Snip-its. “Because they serve as cherished keepsake, you want your favorite little guy or girl looking the best for school pictures. Unfortunately, every year, without fail, we see the same scenario: parents with the best intentions cutting their kids’ hair at home the day before school pictures! This year, why not trust the professionals at Snip-its to cut your child’s hair right the first time?”

While some salon prices might make parents reach for scissors or trimmers, Snip-its is dedicated to giving children a great haircut while providing value to parents. With a Snip-its haircut, mom and dad can feel confident that their children will look and feel their best so they can focus on making friends, learning and growing as a person instead of worrying about a botched haircut? In addition to piece-of-mind, Snip-it’s offers a friendly and comfortable environment utilizing games, animated videos and prizes.

Specially trained, in house Snip-its Party Directors can set up little girls’ parties, celebrating everything from birthdays to Bat Mitzvahs and Girl Scout/Brownie Troop meetings. Snip-its supplies all the essentials for a great party such as cake, juice and party favors that include take home make up and glitter, and even a special surprise for the birthday girl. To learn more about Snip-its parties, including special theme parties, visit http://www.snipits.com/parties/index.cfm.

About Snip-Its
The Snip-its Corporation, based in Natick, Massachusetts is designed to untangle the hair care challenges of children and their parents. It provides the best customer service and a guaranteed great time for both kids and parents. The salon franchise has served more than one million children annually in 65 locations. In 2007, Snip-its was named the 30th fastest growing franchise in the U.S. by Franchise Times Magazine. For more information or children’s franchise opportunities, visit www.snipits.com or call 877-SNIP-ITS.

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KRON-TV 4 To Feature Kids Haircut Salon On Monthly Segment

Snip-its (www.snipits.com), the fastest growing franchise of children’s hair salons in the U.S., announced today that KRON-TV 4, San Francisco’s NBC affiliate, will broadcast monthly “Best of The Bay” segments focusing on Snip-its’ Palo Alto, Calif. location. These broadcasts will reach over two million potential Northern California customers in eleven surrounding counties.

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“The Bay Area and its surrounding communities is one of the most culturally rich and diverse areas in the country,” said Christine Mudd, director of franchise development, Snip-its. “We have gotten a great response from the area, with the opening of our Palo Alto store. We are thrilled to be featured on “Best of The Bay” segments focusing on our new location, which will help us reach prospective franchisees and customers alike.”

The monthly television segments are set to focus on Snip-its as both a thriving recession-proof business in the local economy as well as a needed service. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the Bay Area, and in most major cities, the number of infants, toddlers and young children is growing faster than the overall population.

In addition to the Bay Area TV segments, Snip-its has received notable mentions in the media. Recent company profiles have been featured in publications such as Enterprise Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Go Magazine and the Patriot Ledger, to name a few. The Financial Times has called Snip-it’s a “Sharp idea for a start-up” and The Franchise Times named Snip-its one of the “Fast 55” successful franchise business models in America.

Snip-its, a growing kids franchise was founded in 1995 by California native, Joanna Meiseles, the daughter of Hollywood producer, Robert Blumofe credited with the movie, Yours, Mine and Ours and is the granddaughter of famed comedian Jack Benny. After a heartbreaking visit to an ‘adult’ salon with her then young son, the first-time entrepreneur established the entertainment-styled salon with the goal to make children’s hair care a positive fun-filled adventure for families. Snip-It’s utilizes such kid friendly elements as animated videos, salon-tailored educational video games, end of haircut prizes and even their own branded line of animated Snip-It’s characters to make give children, as well as their thankful parents, a no stress, quality haircut.

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New Mobile Technology Creates Job Opportunities in a Tough Job Market

Unemployment has reached levels not seen in years and has created an environment of dismay for the victims of a downed economy. Mr. Kelly Albert says he is seeing a phenomenal shift to Home Based Business models. At the same time, there is an ever changing metamorphosis in technology. Mobile technology is on a fast track from voice transfer to data transfer. The home based business Mr. Albert has embraced answers the call for advanced mobile capabilities and job opportunities for entrepreneurial minded individuals looking for an opportunity to create a successful Home Based Business. “This mobile opportunity could very well change the lives of many people,” said Kelly Albert.

Mr. Albert has operated a successful brokerage business for 23 years with clients ranging from sole proprietors to global corporations. Many of these clients have experienced a massive down turn in profitability and in turn have terminated scores of employees. “People are looking for a better way to provide for their families,” said Mr. Albert. The days of feeling secure in a life long career have come to an end. With plant closures, buyouts, and jobs shipped over seas, the average employee never knows from day to day how they will manage to maintain their current lifestyle. Thus, the shift to Home Based Businesses that allow the individual to answer only to themselves and benefit from their efforts in a way they have never experienced in the typical employer/employee based system. The new advanced telecommunications business that Mr. Albert can offer to individuals is a business that could be the answer for those seeking a way to create their own business legacy.

“Success in business is determined by offering a great product and service to a community of consumers that see your product as useful, relevant, and affordable,” said Mr. Albert. “Being at the right place at the right time does not hurt either,” he added. The mobile transition from voice communications to data transfer has opened up a whole new world of opportunity to those who can offer advanced mobile services. Presently most mobile customers are limited by their respective mobile vendors. Limited text, limited minutes, limited downloads. “What if you offered a service with unlimited capabilities for an affordable price?” Mr. Albert believes there is a market for this unlimited service and has shared his views with many other like minded individuals looking for a new career path. More information can be found at PHONEOPPORTUNITY.net or at http://mygvbiz.com/ultraphone

Some highlights of the new mobile technology include:

* Unlimited Voice / Data Transfer / Texting / Internet (24/7)
* Unlimited Calling to the US and Canada for Domestic Plan, $79.95 a month with US origination.
* Unlimited Calling to US/Canada and 40 other countries with the International Plan, $89.95 a month with US Origination.
* Cutting-edge Technology
* Pre-pay for Service Month by Month
* No Contracts
* No Added Fees
* No Credit Checks
* No Need for Rollover

Mr. Albert is currently building a team of positive career minded individuals that are anxious to expand their careers and create an environment that is both personally satisfying and rewarding. “In my many years of running a business, I have learned that it is a team effort. I always try to surround myself with positive individuals that know how to set goals and achieve them. This business is no different,” he added.

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