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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact-Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact-Details: Bethany Mullinix
media@globality.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

Additionally this web-blog includes listing of new plumbing books, and new books regarding President Barack Obama and Kenya, Authored by the Master-Plumber.

Guarantee: No copies of an estimate or takeoff sheet(s) will be furnished to anyone and all business transactions are confidential.

 

Contact Details: 18 Stanton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: 716-842-1919, No fax number
E-mail: sasahivi2u@yahoo.com
Website: http://paylessplumbingblog.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Behrman Stein Names New General Counsel

Behrman Stein announced that Michael Stark has been named General Counsel. He will assume this position for Behrman Stein. Mr. Starkwill replace Liam Teller, who will retire at the end of the year following eight years of service in the position.

“Liam Teller has played an integral role in what has been a very dynamic period in our industry during which our firm experienced significant growth and development. His contributions are many, and we deeply appreciate his tireless efforts,” commented Joseph Behrman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Behrman. “We are very pleased to welcome our new partner, Mike Stark, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Behrman Stein at this critical time of ongoing growth and change for our firm and our industry. His extensive and varied background in the commodities, investment banking and broker-dealer communities will be invaluable to our capitalizing on future opportunities,” added Mr. Behrman.

“Working with Liam Teller these past eight years has been an exceptional honor and pleasure for all of us at Behrman Stein. His wisdom and counsel supported our strategy and our actions, and we thank him for all he has given us,” said John Alberts, Chief Administrative Officer. “We welcome Mike Stark to Behrman Stein and look forward to continuing to build our firm with his guidance and leadership.”

Mr. Stark has been involved in nearly all aspects of the financial-services industry. After earning his MBA from Cornell University , Mr. Stark traded US Treasury Bonds and related instruments for seven years before getting his JD from the University of Georgia Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Behrman Stein, a global commodity trading advisory firm, has served companies and their investors for more than 10 years.

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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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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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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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