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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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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.

This newest plumbing program will produce an excellent needed estimate within hours saving you 100% in overhead costs. Start paying only 1/2 (half) the cost for any competitive plumbing estimate, and start saving profits.

Do a complete detailed plumbing take-off in less than a day or as soon as possible! Then send by e-mail addressed to sasahivi2u@yahoo.com the material take-off sheet(s) and get the new completed “detailed estimate costs” the same day, all within 24 hours.
Owners start saving with using this new win, win estimating service.

Knowledge of plumbing estimates gives more options in saving costs, when facing plumbing problems and plumbing emergencies. Free Plumbing Consulting Services, are a must to help home-owners and workers in this tough economy.

Using this new plumbing service increases opportunities of acquiring savings and dependable services that fit the house budget.

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Phone: 716-842-1919, No fax number
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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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Rob Griffiths Offers The Best Gas Detector Services In The United Kingdom

Rob Griffiths Was Actually Formally Chosen “Gas Detector” supplier In the united kingdom Right after Asking business Associates Within An Online Based Survey.

The end result of the brand-new web based survey during which participants were asked to disclose Best Gas Detector supplier produced what many might state became a rather expected outcome, health and safety services provider and also recognized Gas Detector Services provider Rob Griffiths had been selected more than every other well known name in the united kingdom.

The poll and also therefore, the actual designation of Best Gas Detector Services provider had been put in place because of a powerful discussion that begun regarding who exactly in the united kingdom would in reality be capable of making a claim to that particular distinction.

In order to preserve the poll fair for all local people, the actual poll was put in place on the web and the actual victor was recognized by region residents themselves.

Soon after beginning the survey, there seemed to be a competitive challenge for the title of Best Gas Detector Services provider, however as soon as the count was made, there seemed to be a definite and undeniable victor of the popular title.

As soon as the poll finished, Rob Griffiths had been announced as being the acknowledged Best Gas Detector Services provider for the United kingdom.

Locals questioned in regards to the survey appeared to have divided responses to Rob Griffiths making a claim of the valuable title, varying from complete shock that one individual might be so well liked, to complete agreement over the selection business peers had determined.

Rob Griffiths was almost certainly acknowledged as Best Gas Detector Services provider by peers mainly attributed towards the efforts Rob has developed forcommunity businesses health and safety strategies. Being a well known health and safety services provider that is focused on business owners safety practises, making claim of the established headline had not been uncommon to a fairly large percentage of those who took part.

As soon as the end results were in, Griffiths was in fact quoted as saying “To be truthful, I didn’t actually know that there seemed to be a survey being completed whatsoever.

I am amazed that lots of people know my own name”!

Mr. Griffiths had also been overheard mentioning “I work tirelessly on my own company, and I am certainly delighted by what I have got going on throughout 2013.

Hearing that people throughout the united kingdom have in fact acknowledged me as Best Gas Detector Services provider is not only an honor, it is also a privilege. Thank you to all business associates that took part in the actual vote”.

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Japanese Direct Sales Company Enters US With A MegaTrend Product And A Never Before Seen Patented Comp Plan

Wouldn’t it be nice to find a solid, global direct sales company where everyone joining in has an equal opportunity at financial success?

That is not what we normally think of in the MLM industry. It’s generally thought of as all of the people at the top making all the money and the newbies are at the bottom with barely any chance of a real success.

In traditional MLM companies, when a sale occurs, the commission pay out begins at the top with a trickle down effect, resulting in pennies being paid out at the point of sale. That’s where this company’s patented compensation plan gets really different!

Imagine making a sale and the commission payout beginning with YOU, then going up! That’s right, commissions are always paid at the point of sale FIRST. This allows everyone coming into the business with equal opportunity for financial success! This is true Direct Sales. This is something we have not seen in this industry, it’s unprecedented.

It works something like this….when one of their systems is sold, the company cuts 8 checks, with each check having a value determined by the model that is sold. Depending on your ranking within the company, which is based on cummulative sales, you will receive between 1 and 6 checks per sale with the remaining checks paid out to the sponsors directly above you. You also receive equivalent overrides from your sales team, offering additional income streams. In addition, the company also offers bonuses and incentive programs.

The compensation appears to be very lucrative with the average commissions ranging from $285 – $1710 per sale; exponentially higher than the industry.

What we found most interesting about this company was the lack of any quota requirements. Sales reps do not ever lose their ranking even if they stop selling for an extended period of time. One sale will reinstate a distributor as if they never left. There is no product to inventory. Orders are submitted directly to the company and they drop ship directly to the customer. There are no renewal fees. Once you own their system for you own personal use, signing a W9 form designates you as a distributor for the company. That’s it!

We did delve a little into the product sold by this company and it is quite interesting to say the least! It’s unique, timely and appears to be something everyone needs….Optimized WATER.

You can learn more about this company and product by visiting their website at http://www.DiscoverTheNextMegaTrend.com

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Introducing Social Marketplace

Evyral’s social shopping place has hit the market – share fine art, handmade goods, vintage, digital or manufactured items.

Rapidly growing due to the ease of use and interactive online shopping community features, Evyral is designed to bring buyers and sellers together. Evyral provides a social platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to share their own creations and products with customers around the world. Registering with Evyral allows you to participate in a social marketplace where you can buy and sell products while connecting with other community members. With your Evyral account you can setup your own storefront and sell your items. You’ll gain full access to the complete set of user interaction features, including the ability to create both a unique personal and shop profile, “follow” other users, maintain a “favorite” items list and “treasury,” share videos, comment, message, and share feedback with community members.

Dedicated to providing quality services and creating an environment of inspiring and innovative ideas, Evyral has created an open and accessible community; a network where people can connect, compare, and share products and services used today. Browse our collections, buy products online and have the ability to contact shop owners directly with questions or requests. The Evyral browsing experience guides buyers through our inventory in a fun and intriguing manner. When you need to search for specific items, the search categories will help guide you – search by color, style, price, location, or date added. Once you’re logged into you’re Evyral account, you can setup your own storefront and start selling your products, customize your store, add your items and start selling today!

Why Evyral?

Open Your Shop in Minutes!

Set up a storefront and begin listing your items with Evyral within minutes.

Sell Your Goods:

Evyral allows members to sell physical or digital goods. Sell both tangible and digital products in just a couple of clicks!

Add to Treasury!

The Treasury allows members the ability to create themed favorite lists with unique properties and link them through social networks, forum signatures, etc. Enhance the popularity of your store and products by providing fresh, actual links to your marketplace.

Connect With Your Customers:

Easily connect with your ideal audience & receive notifications whenever you list a new product, make an update, or add a new shopping category! Unlike Amazon or other online marketplaces, Evyral enables its members to follow the activity of their favorite sellers.

Buyers find what they’re looking for:

Our professional filtering system allows buyers to easily select the type of product they are looking for and quickly discover what best suits their needs.

Connect & Share with Facebook:

With over 1 billion users globally Facebook is the biggest single market in the world. Evyral provides a facility for Facebook users to easily register and login, share links to products, stores and pages on their timeline.

Share with Twitter:

Tweet and share your favorite Evyral product images, videos, & downloads for additional advertising. Grow your audience with Twitter – a real-time information network.

Effective Sales Channel:

Unlike Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, the Evyral social marketplace converts your social connections into real sales.

Get in Touch:

Connect quickly with other members of the community. Evyral members can send direct messages from user profiles or product listings.

No Listing Fees:

List unlimited products with Evyral and only pay a small seller commission after your product/s sells.

Competitive Seller Fees:

Evyral charges a 3% commission across all categories and only after your product sells. Our competitors typically charge 3.5 – 25 %.

Receive Direct Payments:

Connect your own Paypal account with Evyral or directly through your bank account to receive payments after each sale. Evyral does not hold payments and does not have access to your personal banking information.

Extra product flexibility:

Evyral gives more options to buyers to select from and gives sellers the opportunity to offer items with different item properties – sizes, colors, materials, fabric types, etc.

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Two Entrepreneurs Claim To Be Making $100,000 On Online eStore – Every Month

Two entrepreneurs, who recently launched “Amazing Selling Machine” (see review at http://www.amazingsellingmachinereviews.com) in the United States, claim to be earning $100,000 online from a major online retail outlet every month by following a system that involves selling products on the e-commerce retail behemoth, tapping into their evolved and tested platform, software and payment processing facilities.

Amazon’s e-commerce initiative encourages independent vendors to take advantage of their infrastructure and offer their own products for sale to a vast global audience. The company presumably gets paid a share of the profits from each sale, making it a win-win proposition for both sides.

What should be exciting for entrepreneurs is the scale and scope of what is possible with the right approach to setting up an online store on the giant virtual selling platform. In their newly launched course, these groundbreaking entrepreneurs are revealing their exact system for students to duplicate their success.

“Amazing Selling Machine” is a course that launches on September 20th, 2013 and will show the exact step-by-step system to setting up an online selling system on the Amazon e-commerce virtual marketplace. A detailed explanation of who this program is ideally suited for and an “Amazing Selling Machine” review are now live on the Web at http://www.amazingsellingmachinereviews.com/.

There are a series of 4 free videos that go deeper into the process and can be viewed by anyone without payment or even an opt-in email address. Can “Amazing Selling Machine” really help you sell $100,000 a month online? Find out in this Amazing Selling Machine review at http://www.amazingsellingmachinereviews.com where we look at a brand new course on online selling which reveals the secret behind how two enterprising young men have built an online business which reportedly pulls in $100,000 every month.

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Maps by Zip Codes Through Topo.ly Online Mapping Help Companies Manage Teams

To gain business, entrepreneurs should have a knack of winning potential customers’ attention. They should be able to project the needs of customers and execute a plan to achieve their goals. A reliable tool like Topo.ly online mapping site is an easy-to-use BI tool that can readily help businesses win more customers. It allows its users to create a map based on location-target markets. By doing so, users can help their customers understand how the business will aid them every step to success.

Direct sales and marketing departments would want to make sure that their sales and managers are in the sales forefront in their respective territories. Business heads can tie-up with Topo.ly to create unlimited maps by zip codes. This will give their teams the necessary visuals on what strategies to take, plans to create and ideas to implement.

Online Mapping Solutions for Local and Targeted Marketing Issues

“Topo.ly is the easiest, most affordable and most flexible mapping solution for my web site I could find. Within 30 minutes I had my map up and when I hit a snag, customer service was right there to help. Thanks Topo.ly for making what I thought would be a mega job into something so easy!” That was well-said by Inez Steele from Realty Guild.

To be true to its commitment to make mapping simple, Topo.ly develops features that are user friendly and at the same time drive results better and faster. It makes creation of maps with zip codes possible in less than 5 minutes using one from the long list of territory zip code sets in the US. Direct sales organizations can customize their maps to give way to more in-depth analysis based from the individual performance of their sales agents.

Aside from US Zip Code territories, businesses can also take advantage of creating maps with zip codes like the 3-digit zip codes and PUMA territories.

Add-On Values by Topo.ly Online Mapping

Share Maps

To help the teams focused on one goal, maps by zip codes created through Topo.ly can be shared by team managers to their sales agents. This gives them access to view an exceptional data visualization and can immediately act upon not only to meet the goal but moreso, to exceed expectations for them.

Embed a Map

Company owners have the option to embed a map on their websites. It significantly plays as a guide to all teams on which areas they should focus.

Direct sales companies can maximize their efforts by using Topo.ly online mapping to monitor where they should focus each sales team, to identify opportunities, protect assets and create new and innovative ideas to promote the business.

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Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office Presents 2013 Spring Product Expo in New York City on May 9

Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office, a prominent New York-based office technology and IT solutions company, is encouraging business owners to register for its free Spring Product Expo on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. The technology expo will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, located at 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. The technology expo for business leaders is free to attend, and registration is available online at http://www.SpringProductExpo.com.

The 2013 Spring Product Expo will bring together over 1,000 business leaders to share information and learn about innovative office solutions, such as cloud technology, document management, and data storage and recovery. The event will feature product demos, a solution center, and technology solution seminars. The keynote speaker at the event will be CBS Television Sportscaster and former NY Giants Super Bowl-winning Quarterback Phil Simms.

“We like to host the expo as somewhat of a customer appreciation event, but also as a place for business leaders to learn more about the innovative technologies that are available to improve their company,” said Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office CTO Bill McLaughin.

The 2013 Spring Product Expo will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on May 9, 2013. In addition to industry leaders speaking in regards to changing technology trends, there will be a variety of food and beverage options for attendees to enjoy while observing and learning. Expo attendees will also be eligible to participate in giveaways and contests offered by the event host Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office.

Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office was founded in 1959 as a five-person operation. Now a corporation employing over 200 people, the company supports over 18,000 organizations with its various niche market services. Providing expert office and IT solutions for businesses to function, Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office’s services include imaging, IT support, and document management. Capable of managing a business’s entire technical infrastructure, the IT solutions company is extremely accommodating.

For more information about attending the 2013 Spring Product Expo on May 9th, visithttp://www.SpringProductExpo.com. Registration is currently open and free for the expo. All registrants will be entered to win an iPad from Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office. For more updates about the upcoming event, like the Facebook page or follow the event on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ProductExpoNYC.

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“Company Holiday Parties” A new division of America’s Action Territory Located on the Illinois border on I94 books Event Space, Meeting Space, Company Holiday parties, Corporate team building events, event planning events and parties for the Holidays

“Company Holiday Parties” A new division of America’s Action Territory Located on the Illinois border on I94.

Event Space, Meeting Space, Company Holiday parties, Corporate team building events, meeting facilities, meeting rooms, and corporate party rental. Event space chicago, meeting space, team building, meeting room space, corporate team building, corporate event planning events and parties new years eve 2012

COMPANY PARTY SPECIALS*
10 People: $179 – 2Hrs Meeting Room & WIFI, Dogs n Beer for 10, Unlimited Laser Tag, Disco Bumper Cars, and one game of Heist
30 People: $499 – 4Hrs Meeting Room & WIFI, Pizza, Beer and Breadsticks for 30, Unlimited Laser Tag, Disco Bumper Cars, and one game of Heist

Corporate fun increases productivity – Company Holiday Parties (dot) comhttp://CompanyHolidayParties.com is a new sales division helping corporate clients look at The Action Territory Fun Park in an entirely new way. Just in time for the holiday party season, Company Holiday Parties is booking corporate meetings, food and fun into the facility’s résumé, and their schedule is already booking up.

The addition of the bar to Actions’ Eatery in the summer of 2012 now enables the facility to offer full beer & wine specials with their corporate meeting packages along with Free parking & bus parking. The WiFi enabled meeting rooms encircle the 1500 square foot indoor facility. During the summer the facility opens an entire additional world of mini golfing paradise, go karts, paint ball, batting cages and more…

Work with a planning specialist to detail a package that’s perfect for your company and budget. Each package offers unlimited team building opportunities making Action Territory’s Company Holiday Parties a popular decision for HR and Business meeting planners, Singles clubs, and adventure clubs. We do all the cleanup and offer a price to accommodate every budget.

Action like the Laser Tag arena and The Heist Laser Quest challenge, and test skills and build a great working relationship with other associates – which they will bring back at the work place. Add some Pizza and beer and your event will be remembered as the best party of the year! We keep the price down so if the employees have to pay a portion of their entry fee it stays affordable.

Open Year round, Action Territory is a premier family fun center serving patrons from both sides of the state line, Wisconsin & Illinois, just a few minutes from Gurnee Illinois where the famous Six Flags facility is located. The indoor attractions are open year round and the outdoor activities are seasonable, plus the meeting facilities can be rented overnight and offer week day meeting discounts, plus tented areas in the summer.

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Redken Certified Haircolorist

Kim Jette recently excelled into an elite group of Redken Certified Haircolorists, who provide top notch service and guarantee exceptional haircolor results for their clients. There’s a certain level of acclaim associated with being a Redken Certified Haircolorist, and members of this leading group are recognized for their color expertise and commitment to excellence.

“Consumers in Orlando, FL now have access to a leading haircolorist with the latest information on haircolor products, trends, and techniques,” explains Christine Schuster, Senior Vice President of Education for Redken. “When consumers book their color service with a Redken Certified Haircolorist, they can rest assured they will receive the highest quality results and service.”

Consumers also have the advantage of virtually “getting to know” a Redken Certified Haircolorist before they schedule an appointment! Redken.com’s salon finder features Redken Certified Haircolorist profiles including salon information, picture, biographical information, photos of their work, and answers to fun questions.

Consumers looking for fresh, high quality color can call Kim at 407.740.6711 to make an appointment. For more information on Redken, please visit www.redken.com. Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. We request that you do not credit, drugstores, “beauty websites” or other unauthorized retailers.

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Michael Blakey & Paul Grant speaking on EFactor Business Bootcamp June 21

A day full of succeeded Entrepreneurs and the Best Funding Experts in the field, Michael Blakey & Paul Grant!

Want to learn more on what to do when you are on theEntrepreneurial Frontline? Or how Bootstrapping can be an effective way to run your operations? What Investor Types & Funds are out there? And what are the Legal Aspects of Investments? Sign up now for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, lunch & drinks included! http://www.efactor.com/ukfunding1206

We provided you with a special program with some great names in this industry:

John Spindler CEO of Capital Enterprise. John has had over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor/consultant and as well as being responsible for the day to day management of Capital Enterprise is also a director and co-owner of audio designer and manufacturer Ferguson Hill.

Michael Blakey: has been a successful, active, early-stage investor in the UK since 2000 and having invested in some 17 businesses and realized 3 profitable exits to date. Co-investing with his brother, Simon, he is responsible for all our marketing and deal origination activities. Michael was voted by AngelsNews as “the Business Angels You should now”.

Paul Grant: is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded his own London based company through private equity and debt finance. He managed to build a network of over 500 business angels at Capital Partners Private Equity Ltd and more recently at BA Capital Ltd, during which time he never ceased to assist young businesses with fundraising and coaching. He is also the founder of “The Funding Game” seminar series, which offers practical guidance and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking capital for early-stage and growing ventures.

Jaan Larner: is a business minded lawyer at Keystone Law with an MBA from Oxford University. He is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in entrepreneurial activity. He advises clients on their corporate structures as well as their on-going day-to-day commercial activity. Jaan qualified as a Solicitor in 1997.

WE HOPE TO WELCOME YOU AT 21 JUNE – INNOVATION WAREHOUSE – LONDON

SEE FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE PROGAM: http://www.efactor.com/ukfunding1206

Please Eva Hukshorn for your questions.

Lunch and drinks are included in the event price.

This event is sponsored by RBS, Capital Enterprise and Keystone Law To attend this event being a member of EFactor is mandotory, you can sign up (for free) on www.efactor.com.

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Messer Collaboration To Expand Green Build Boot Camp To Dayton

“Sustainability is becoming a necessity in gaining a competitive advantage,” says Icy L. Williams, president of ACF Enterprises LLC. Messer Construction Co. and ACF are expanding the “Green Build Boot Camp” to Dayton following the successful graduation of 69 Cincinnati participants in 2011. Messer in Dayton, Ohio is collaborating with the Dayton Minority Business Partnership, a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and LAND sds, a sustainability consultant company, to support the educational initiative in Montgomery County. The goal is to build sustainable companies to serve the region’s emerging green economy.

As part of the collaborative effort and commitment to inclusion, Messer and the Minority Business Partnership will host an informational event for contractors, as well as MBE, WBE, and SBE subcontractors to learn more about the certificate program and its competitive advantages for inclusion in green building. The intent is to increase sustainability-based thinking, perspectives and behaviors that are integrated into everyday operating procedures and the culture of the company, with an outcome of a complete transformation to sustainable operations in the construction and construction-related industries.

“Through the Green Build Boot Camp workshops, we are ensuring that our inclusion program represents businesses of all kinds and sizes. It’s a way to support the development and utilization of small businesses, and especially businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans,” says Allen Begley, Messer’s Vice President and leader of the Dayton region.

At the core of the initiative is a unique supplier development program designed to give businesses in construction and construction-related trades a basic understanding of sustainability concepts, the emerging green economy and the green built environment. The technology-based program, designed by the International Sustainability Institute of Applied Sciences, has three levels of proprietary training that move a participating business along a Sustainability Continuum© of continuous improvements.

Messer began its sponsorship of the Green Build Boot Camp program at the corporate office in Cincinnati, by hosting the first level of basic sustainability training at its headquarters on Fishwick Drive in the Bond Hill community. The workshops, conducted by the International Sustainability Institute of Applied Sciences, included a “show and tell” virtual tour of Messer’s green headquarters, which was recently awarded LEED Silver EB Certification for an existing building. Participants learned first-hand how transitioning to sustainable operations can build value and competitive advantage into the enterprise.

Dr. Tyra Oldham, president & CEO of LAND sds, one of the first Green Build Boot Camp graduates to incorporate sustainability into an action plan, is leveraging the training as a business strategy in her consulting practice.

“I took additional courses with the International Sustainability Institute of Applied Sciences to become a Certified Sustainability Consultant, increasing my credentials and expertise to help suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to expand green practices the industry,” says Dr. Oldham. She will work with the Minority Business Partnership and program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Messer as a resource to businesses interested in going beyond the basic training.

Messer will host its second graduation ceremony for Green Build Boot Camp participants in Dayton sometime this summer. Meanwhile, businesses can start the process of sustainable development by registering at www.greenlinksupplier.com.

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Perfect for College Students & the Unemployed, Angels of Mercy Foundation Launches New Directory of Over 670 Work-from-home Opportunities

Angels of Mercy Foundation has developed and made available a new 42 page directory of over 670 firms who have work-from-home opportunities available. These opportunities are perfect for college students, the unemployed or anyone at least 18-years-old in need of additional income. The data has been fully researched and includes links for immediate access. A bonus 17 page paid survey work directory is also included. Daily income is guaranteed if the individual is willing to work from their personal computer on a regular basis.

The work-from-home firms are in need of survey takers, mystery shoppers, data entry clerks, email processors, information research clerks and more. The bonus survey work directory includes hundreds of survey companies willing to pay people immediately after they complete surveys online. The directory costs $25.00 for the general public and $20.00 for high school/college students and senior citizens (age 55 and over) via Paypal.com to access your directories. After your payment is received, a ‘Thank You for your Purchase’ page will appear with two (2) links for downloading your ‘Work-From-Home-Directory and PAID Survey Directory. You will have access immediately.

Interested parties need to have a computer with internet access, a printer, a telephone and a prepaid debit card that accepts direct deposits. More information about acquiring a prepaid debit card with free immediate activation should click here:http://angelsofmercyfoundation.org/Prepajd-Debit-Card-Info.html. This prepaid debit card program will issue the user’s direct deposit banking information, immediately. Users will be able to write online checks through the program and they will receive the prepaid debit card in 5-7 days. This is the, only, prepaid debit card program that provides a Second Chance Checking Account for those individuals who need to write checks.

About Angels of Mercy Foundation

Angels of Mercy Foundation specializes in helping people in every area of their lives. Right now, they are dedicated to helping those individuals who have been out of work for several months and students, housewives, etc., who need supplemental income. Their market research has enabled them to develop these new directories. They have researched hundreds of companies around the world that spend huge amounts of money trying to understand how people think and shop, why they buy certain products, etc. This acquired information helps these companies improve their products and services.

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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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Free And Low Cost Online Tools Website Just Launched For Low Cost Budget Marketers

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince Samuels, the founder of the free and low cost online tools to help those in need of marketing better businesses and the tools it requires to succeed on the worldwide web. There are easy to use tools for both offline and online marketers that save them time and money because the research is already done. After years of looking for these tools, I believe more people will get the help they need for success.

Starting a home based business is not as easy as it seems to most people. There are many stories of great successes for those who know what they are doing. You need the help from someone who’s been there and doing well to lead you to success. Getting your business off the ground is a big step for anyone. It’s easy to get tools and resources you need to build your online business. Time is of essence and many people don’t have the time to do the research for these free and low tools for their business and this is where our website comes in. The Gurus marketers had used these same tools to build successful and help others do the same. One of my online marketing mentors is Ann Sieg, the creator of the Renegade network Marketer. Most of what you see on my website I learned from her.

I have put lots of time in the past two years to help many people with these tools. My passion is in helping low budget marketers. I believe not everyone has the time and money to have access to these tools that’s why I dedicated my time to build a simple website for those that want to succeed online. There are so much tools and business opportunity popping up every month and people are confused about which ones to pick exactly, but don’t get confused just focus on the specifics. Six figure earners have used these tools to make incredible wealth on the internet. Hopefully these resources will help you for a better 2012 and beyond. May my website help You and your friends. Our website services are available at: http://www.unlimiteted-mlmwealth-online.com.

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SEO-Peace.com Celebrates Christmas with $99 Link Building Packages

Christmas is an expensive time, and the team at SEO-Peace play Santa, by giving the gift of savings back to their clients. The company have announced a host of very attractive Christmas offers, including link building packages for just $99.

Understanding the need for business to continue in the midst of an expensive upcoming Christmas season, Search Engine Optimization experts, SEO-Peace.com, have launched a very merry range of heavily discounted Christmas SEO packages.

Priced at just $99 a piece, there’s a range of useful services on offer to boost any business to the top of Google – with packages ranging from articles, blog posts and linkwheel – right through to high quality niche contextual posts.

To make the packages even more festive, each comes with a free link building gift – ranging from a free Squidoo to free articles and hubs. Of course, being priced so low, there’s more money left in the bank for any business owner to spend on Christmas.

Sunita Biddu, SEO-Peace’s CEO, explains why the company felt it was important to open such a generous offering:

“Christmas is an expensive time for even the most wealthy of business owners, and ironically it is also a time where business can be a little quiet- meaning less money is flowing into the bank” she says. Miss Biddu continues “So, we have created a series of SEO packages that are affordable, and heavily discounted. Our hope is that they will be gentle on the cash flow, and position businesses in a healthy ranking for the start of a busy 2012 season”.

SEO Peace is regarded around the world as experts in their field. The long-established company places a very special focus on fast-turnaround, value for money and unparalleled, solid customer service.

“We don’t want to be a company without a human face. Therefore, we choose to listen to each of our clients and treat them as friends. We find we can do better business this way, and provide a more useful service to them” adds Sunita.

The discounted link building services are sure to be popular, so ensure to book while spaces are still available.

More information about this offer and all of the company’s services can be found at seo-peace.com/currentspecialoffers.html.

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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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