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Oregon Grow Cabinets Launches Today – Home Growing, Refined

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adam Bronstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact-Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New 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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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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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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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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The Next 4 Billion & SCINET CORPORATION: Worldwide Innovation Impact!

The worldwide and unprecedented impact achieved by SCiNet Corporation & the World Trade System (WTS) is proof that millions of people are ready to fight for life, intelligence and freedom. 72% of the world population is considered ‘poor’, but a recent study prepared by The World Resources Institute reveals that 4.7 billion people have the purchasing power of 3.7 billion euro per day! The title of the report reads ‘The Next 4 Billion’ (the next four billion: business strategy and market).

The report is concerning the population of millions of men and women of Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, whose income is below poverty level of the western societies, but which in the aggregate represent an extraordinary economic potential.

SCiNet & WTS Corporation is installing new assembly workshops in different regions worldwide, which are included within ‘The Next 4 Billion’, for the mass production of its innovative production mini-plants inside mobile containers. The mobile production mini-plants that are mounted in these assembly workshops are intended for developing countries, offering therein all kinds of products and basic services: from food preparation or household goods, footwear or clothing articles to water purification and primary health care.

The production mini-plants in mobile containers comprise the only system in the world that can supply up to 6 basic necessity articles at a price as low as one dollar per day.

Furthermore, all the assembly plants will operate connected to the World Trade System, a database that provides access to 60 million referrals to merchandise, raw materials, products and services worldwide, through digital certificates for trading.

SCiNet & WTS Corporation: www.scinet-corp.com
SCINET Foundation: www.scfoundation.eu

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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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Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs to Convene in Santa Fe To Transform Their Lives and Businesses with Personal Branding Strategies

Robin Fisher Roffer, founder and CEO of Big Fish Marketing, is extending her award-winning corporate branding techniques to entrepreneurs and small business owners at her Reinvent Yourself workshop in Santa Fe, September 8 – 10.

Ranked fifth by Brand Gurus International on the list of top 30 most influential brand experts in the world, Fisher Roffer has crafted branding strategies and marketing plans for some of the world’s leading entertainment brands including Sony, ABC and MTV.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play with the ‘big fishes’ for most of my career,” mused Fisher Roffer. “My workshop has been called a catalyst and life preserver for the many ‘little fishes’ out there with ideas, experience or dreams to become a ‘big fish’.”

Now Fisher Roffer has designed a systematic roadmap for individuals to follow during a three-day intensive workshop designed for attendees to discover and define their business relevance with compelling language to distinguish themselves in the marketplace.

In a personalized, intimate setting, her techniques expedite the business launch, expansion and job-seeking processes. Attendees have included entrepreneurs and philanthropists launching new businesses, executives in transition and college graduates seeking a takeaway action plan to realize immediate or long-term goals.

Part self-discovery, part disciplined goal planning, Reinvent Yourself motivates attendees through an eye-opening process of aspirational messaging, validated by Fisher Roffer’s track record of cumulative successes over two decades in corporate America. Guided by Fisher Roffer’s no nonsense yet encouraging style, attendees leave with a new sense of direction as well as a specific, personalized action plan for success in their lives and businesses.

Author of three books, Make A Name for Yourself, The Fearless Fish Out of Water, and Reinventing Yourself, Fisher Roffer is the recent recipient of the AMEC (Association of Media and Entertainment Council) Leadership Award.

For more information and enrollment:
Reinvent Yourself Workshop: http://reinventyourselfworkshop.com

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The Co-operative And Care International Launch Innovative Three-Year Partnership To Support Female Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

The Co-operative and CARE International UK today have officially launched an innovative three-year partnership, which will see £1.5m channelled to support entrepreneurs in the developing world by the end of next year – the majority of whom will be women.

The innovative scheme, called lendwithcare.org, encourages people in the UK to lend relatively small amounts to small scale entrepreneurs running their own enterprise in developing countries. As opposed to making a one-off donation, people are encouraged to lend money to the entrepreneurs who repay the lender using the income from their growing business. Once repaid, the lender can then choose to recycle the loan to support another entrepreneur or withdraw the money.

The Co-operative and CARE International UK have set the ambitious target of leveraging £1.5m of loans by the end of 2012.

Dragon’s Den panellist and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden is a lendwithcare.org ambassador who travelled to Cambodia in March 2011, to see firsthand how lendwithcare.org is helping people work their way out of poverty.

Deborah said: “I believe that providing the opportunity and framework for people to help themselves is the only sustainable way forward, and I saw this very clearly on my trip to Cambodia. The people there are willing to work to repair their lives; they just need even the smallest of leg-ups to get them started. It’s great news that The Co-operative is working with CARE International to support lendwithcare.org.”

Paul Monaghan, Head of Social Goals at The Co-operative said: “As a co-operative we believe in helping people to trade their way out of poverty. In the same way we pioneered Fairtrade, our support for lendwithcare.org will hopefully lead the way in helping to turn entrepreneurs’ plans into life-changing opportunities.

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Entrepreneurs Raise Significant Capital Under SCOR

Most start-up, early stage and later stage privately held companies could use an extra $1,000,000 in equity capital. If this is the case for you, consider registering the securities at the state level under the Small Company Offering Registration (SCOR) to attract and build a pool of individual investors. This involves submitting an application (Securities Offering documents) for registration with the state(s) regulatory authority where the securities will be solicited and sold.

By registering the securities at the state level under SCOR you are allowed to advertise your securities offering through the general media. Once registered and your advertising plan approved by the state regulators, you will be competing head-to-head with financial institutions for individual investors. Your ability to advertise may not be effective unless your company can provide a higher “current yield” for consistent cash flow to investors. A SCOR Offering enables you to advertise in your regional Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, local newspaper, as well as direct mail and or radio advertising. Imagine investors calling you to inquire about funding your company. This is an extremely important strategy.

Most states support SCOR and are anxious to help entrepreneurs qualify for the funding they seek. But the entrepreneur will need to do most of the “heavy lifting” when it comes to the design of the securities to be offered. How much of the company should be sold for how much? Is there a way to sell Bonds or other forms of debt to investors? What about preferred stock with no voting rights? What are investors looking for when investing in privately held companies? Where does one begin? These are only a few of the questions that must be addressed and answered before creating a securities offering under a SCOR.

One such company is offering this knowledge and advice complimentary as a “Pay it Forward” tactic, the primary focus of its overall business strategy.

Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA) has been the advocate for the entrepreneur since its inception in April of 1998. Assisting start-up and early stage companies in the process of raising seed, development, and expansion capital through the issuance of securities, is its only business. As the “Architects of Finance” they produce the proper deal structures through the use of GAAP compliant pro forma financial projections (blueprints), house them in securities offering documents (legal paperwork) and then direct them to Broker Dealers (stockbrokerage firms) to have their securities sold to raise substantial amounts of equity capital. Amounts can range from $100,000 to $50,000,000 for operating companies and up to $500 million dollars for REITs or other Investment Funds.

You no longer need to spend vast amounts of time and money engaging in effectively raising capital. The entire capital raising process can be done by the entrepreneur through the use of CCA’s revolutionary Financial Architect System™. Financial Architect®, a patent pending system, was invented by Wall Street Investment Bankers, Securities Attorneys and CPAs.

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BABRT Appoints Two New Staff To Key Post, Co-Chair And Executive Assistant To The Ceo For Strategic Planning And Program Development

Doris Mangrum a nationally recognized authority on matters concerning the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated parent, their families, and the reunification process, has been chosen to Co-Chair the Bay Area Business Roundtable. Ms. Mangrum has been an advisor on family matters in high profile criminal cases, and an expert panelist for movie screenings. She is the author of “After the Bungy Jump, There’s Still A Lot of Jerking Goin’ On” and Executive Producer of “Stains: Changing Lives After Incarceration” her first feature length national documentary. Ms. Mangrum is also the host and producer of “Let’s Saidiana”, a community awareness program aired weekly on KDYA-Gospel 1190AM –“The Light”.

Ms. Donna M. Singleton was appointed Executive Assistant to the CEO for Strategic Planning and Program Development. Ms. Singleton previously served six years as Strategic Manager/Director and Meeting Planner for Daimler Chrysler Corporation in Michigan . She developed overall strategy and brand portfolio approach for services that were critical components to the Group Department’s overall success.

The Bay Area Business Roundtable recently sponsored the Oakland Mayoral debate in collaboration with the League of Women Voters and the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

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Two E-Books On ‘Raising Capital’ Are Now Available On AMAZON-KINDLE

Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA) has just released its e-book entitled, “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies” on AMAZON-KINDLE. The Abridged Edition is available for download for one dollar ($1.00). Entrepreneurs can now read the first two chapters and determine if deploying a securities offering to raise capital is right for their company’s capital raising needs. They also learn how to successfully structure a deal that will benefit both their investors and their company without giving away any permanent equity or voting control. The Expert Edition of the e-book sells for one-hundred dollars ($100.00) and includes 19 chapters from “The Five Most Important Concepts When Raising Capital” to “Soliciting & Selling Securities to Raise Capital.”

Commonwealth Capital Advisors is an Investment Banking Advisory firm established in 1998. They are very different from Private Equity and Venture Capital firms who require as much equity ownership and voting control from a company, as possible. They are closer to Investment Bankers, but unlike them CCA’s fiduciary duty remains on the entrepreneur’s side of the table.

“CCA’s primary purpose is to increase every entrepreneur’s probability of raising substantial amounts of capital to the highest degree possible, at a mere fraction of the traditional cost, without the need to give up permanent equity ownership or voting control.” CCA is the advocate for the entrepreneur by specializing in assisting start-up and early stage companies raise seed, development, and expansion capital through the issuance of securities. The amounts raised can range from $100,000 to $50,000,000 for operating companies and up to $500 million dollars for Real Estate/REITs or other Investment Funds (i.e. Oil & Gas projects, Film Production Companies and Venture/Hedge Funds). The capital raising process can be done by either the entrepreneur through the use of CCA’s revolutionary patent-pending Financial Architect System™ or they can hire Commonwealth Capital Advisors to oversee the process.

To download the Abridged Edition visit: : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZK5Q9C

To download the Expert Edition visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NU5LN6

To download the Abridged Edition in the UK visit:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ZK5Q9C

To download the Expert Edition in the UK visit:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002NU5LN6

BABRT Will Present Two Spotlight Awards To: Oral Lee Brown And Pam May

On Thursday July 29 th @ 5:00 PM, Jack London Aquatic Center, the Bay Area Business Roundtable will present “Spotlight Awards” to two of its members for outstanding contributions to the quality of life and business development. The awards will be presented during the annual Jazz Business Mixer and Fish Fry.

Pam May is the owner of TechScribe Communications, and developed two white papers, Developing a Sustainable Workforce, and Meeting Basic Needs. The papers outlined the challenges of poor communities and the need to focus resources that will meet the basic needs. The reports set in motion the development of a “green business incubator” to create jobs through entrepreneurship.

Oral Lee Brown has worked tirelessly to provide educational opportunities for Oakland ‘s most underserved students. In 1987 she adopted an entire class of students from Brookfield Elementary School located in the troubled area of East Oakland . This group was labeled as Brookfield ‘s “worst” first grade class. Nearly all of them were poor, and they lived in the violent-plagued flatlands of East Oakland . Of the original group of twenty-three students, nineteen graduated from high school and attended college. The Oral Lee Brown Foundation currently sponsors six (6) groups of children. Not only is she supporting the children financially for their future education, she provides after school, Saturday School , tutoring, mentoring, testing, SAT prep and enhanced online tutoring skills. She authored with Caille Millner “The Promise” How one woman made good on her extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of First Graders to College.

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BABRT Finds New Home for Monthly Meetings

The Bay Area Business RoundTable (BABRT) recently announced a new location for its monthly meetings. The new meeting place is the Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) at 115 Embarcadero in Oakland. The JLAC is located on the Oakland Estuary, just seven tenths of a mile west of the old meeting location at the Homewood Suites, also on Embarcadero.

BABRT Finds New Home for Monthly Meetings

The BABRT will meet in the JLAC’s second floor conference area starting Thursday, May 27, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. This new location will accommodate up to 185 attendees, allowing more capacity for larger gatherings. The space also has smaller adjoining rooms for breakout sessions. “As we began to outgrow the Homewood Suites, it became increasingly difficult to fit all of our attendees in their conference facility, as our monthly meetings typically draw anywhere from 35 to 60 people. The new, larger space can adapt to a variety of floor plans, which allows us to easily increase attendance,” said Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Ashcraft.

“We are fortunate to have found such a nice space on the waterfront, with close proximity to the old meeting location. We really wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our attendees and speakers. I don’t think we could have found a better location for our format.” PG&E’s Public Affairs Manager, Tom Guarino was responsible for bridging the connection between the BABRT and the JLAC. As a resource for water sports, the JLAC’s mission is to inspire the diverse communities of Oakland  – especially youth – to experience the Oakland Estuary for purposes of recreation, education and competition. The BABRT looks forward to supporting the JLAC in these efforts.

About the BABRT
The BABRT is a 501(c)-(3) focused on building community and fostering positive change, along with economic growth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit our website at www.babrt.org.

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TVE Magazine Is Having A Name Change Contest!

TVE Magazine has been threatened by Entrepreneur Media, Inc., owners of Entrepreneur.com with legal action unless we change our name.

TVE Magazine Is Having A Name Change Contest!

“…We hereby demand that you immediately cease and desist from any and all uses of the ENTREPRENEUR® mark or any similar mark in your online publication of “The Virtual Entrepreneur Magazine” and throughout the domain name www.tvemagazine.com. Moreover, we demand that you likewise immediately cease and desist from any and all uses of the ENTREPRENEUR® mark or any similar mark throughout your website and on advertisements, marketing, promotional, and/or sales materials of any sort…” (to see the full letter from the attorney go to http://www.tvemagazine.com/)

Therefore… we are having a ‘name change’ contest! The new name cannot contain the word Entrepreneur and we would like to retain the ‘TVE’ image. So – put on your thinking caps and help us use the initials ‘TVE’ for a new name. The winner will receive a 1/2 page ad (3.75”x5”) that will be published in the next 3 issues!

All entries for the name change contest must be received by May 31 and you must have a subscription to TVE Magazine to enter. We look forward to your creativity!

TVE Magazine is an ezine BY Virtual Professionals FOR Virtual Professionals. Subscriptions are free and article submissions are always welcome!

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California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Speaks at the BABRT Regarding Future of Green Business in California’s Economy

On Thursday, April 30th, California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer will speak before the Bay Area Business RoundTable (BABRT) on the future of green business in California’s strained economy. The BABRT meets monthly at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Oakland, California. Elected as State Treasurer in 2006, Lockyer has served as California Attorney General and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate.

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Speaks at the BABRT Regarding Future of Green Business in California’s Economy

Having held elective office since 1973, Lockyer has arguably had more varied executive and legislature experience than any other current official of the State Government. Fifteen years before the Exxon-Valdez disaster, during 1974, Lockyer wrote the first environmental legislation to provide State funding for the detailed process of emergency oil spill decontamination.

His signature environmental achievement came in 1987 with a bill to create a Bay Trail, which he envisioned as an eventual 500-mile-long hiking and cycling path. Once completed, the Bay Trail will be a continuous recreational corridor, with adjacent bayshore parks and protected natural habitats that are intended to eventually encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays . To date the Bay Trail encompasses over 290 miles of completed trail, including on- and off-street segments.

Under Lockyer’s guidance, the Treasurer’s Office is the first investor in the U.S. to buy green bonds from the World Bank ($300 million to finance projects around the globe to fight global warming); sponsored successful legislation to make it cheaper for schools to build renewable energy projects; revived agency in his office that helps manufacturers build electric cars and make renewable energy products.

Executive Director for the Port of Oakland Omar Benjamin will also speak before the BABRT regarding Oakland ‘s port as the hub of the Northern California megaregion. During the March BABRT, Benjamin received a spotlight award for exemplary leadership and commitment to the economic health and vitality of Bay Area businesses and communities.

The BABRT meeting will convene at 10:00 a.m. and along with the noted speakers, author, activist and attorney Christine Pelosi will be presented a spotlight award for her collaboration in working with the BABRT to offer the first Public Service Leadership Boot Camp at UC Berkeley Extension.

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Christine Pelosi to Receive Spotlight Award for Public Leadership Boot Camp Course at UC Berkeley Extension

On Thursday, April 30th, the Bay Area Business RoundTable (BABRT) will present a Spotlight Award to author, attorney and activist Christine Pelosi for her partnership in teaching the Public Service Leadership Boot Camp course at UC Berkeley. The award will be presented during the BABRT’s monthly meeting held at Homewood Suites Hotel in Oakland . The Boot Camp course highlights skills that are essential in becoming an effective community leader, organizer or political candidate.

Christine Pelosi to Receive Spotlight Award for Public Leadership Boot Camp Course at UC Berkeley Extension

This class also emphasizes the same techniques in management, message, money and mobilization that helped win Congress back for the Democrats. Pelosi offers leadership lessons from her vast experience on the campaign trail. She has conducted campaign boot camps for candidates and causes in more than 15 states across the country and she blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Politico.com.

The first ten-week boot camp course at UC Berkeley was offered last November and the second class is currently underway. Pelosi believes that every person has a call to service and an ability to lead. Her book, Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders, is the text for the class and a must-read for anyone preparing to run for office or engaging in public service.

Pelosi says, “Leadership requires inspiration, dedication and perspiration to turn ideas into results. My class provides best practices and ‘get real’ exercises, so that students can integrate these leadership lessons into their own public service efforts, relative to political campaigns, ballot initiatives or non-profit ventures.” Through collaboration with the BABRT, Pelosi brought the basic training principles of her book to the classroom.

The BABRT meeting will convene at 10:00 a.m. and speakers will consist of California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Executive Director for the Port of Oakland , Omar Benjamin.

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Entrepreneurs Learn How to Make Their Strategies Work in Any Economy With The GO SAMMY Strategy System Program

TrainingforEntrepreneurs.com, an on-line business skills training and virtual resource center for aspiring, beginning, and experienced entrepreneurs, announced today that membership enrollment is now open for the GO SAMMY Strategy System Program™. The GO SAMMY Program™ is a strategy development and implementation system created especially for entrepreneurs of small-to-medium size businesses. The Program is designed to help entrepreneurs broaden and fine-tune their strategic thinking, planning, and managing skill set. GO SAMMY™ is an acronym derived f r o m the first letter of each of the following words: Goals, Objectives, Strategies, Activities, Manage, Measure, and Yields. These words define the GO SAMMY™ planning, thinking, and managing initiatives.

“During this current economic climate, businesses of all sizes face critical issues and unique challenges that require well-developed plans and well-defined problem solving approaches. With well-developed plans and problem solving approaches, business owners and executives improve their chances for survival,” says Dolly Stevens, Director of Training for Entrepreneurs.com. “Entrepreneurs can substantially increase their probability of successfully achieving their goals and objectives by following a predetermined set of steps rather than flying by the seat of their pants! This predetermined set of steps is commonly referred to as a Strategic Action Plan (SAP). The SAP, or the entrepreneur’s road map, specifically outlines the steps and tasks that are necessary for entrepreneurs to implement so that they can achieve their business objectives.”

Ms. Stevens continues, “The SAP translates entrepreneurs’ ideas into action in order to make things happen. The SAP defines what needs to be done, how tasks are to be accomplished, which resources are required to carry out the tasks, and who is responsible for completing the tasks. Without a Strategic Action Plan, it is highly unlikely that the dreams of entrepreneurs will become realities, particularly in this current economic downturn! We are all familiar with the fact that the successful development of any project of value presupposes the use of a detailed blueprint or set of specific instructions. The blueprint for the development of the comprehensive Strategic Action Plan is the Blueprint for the GO SAMMY Strategy System™. With GO SAMMY™, entrepreneurs have a cost-effective solution for developing a custom-tailored Strategic Action Plan for their specific business that will guide them and their organization in the day-to-day business activities.”

The GO SAMMY Strategy System™ is a strategy development/implementation training program for business owners, executives, and professional service providers. The GO SAMMY Program™ provides the Select Plus members of Training for Entrepreneurs.com with expert guidance through the program’s weekly, systematic, instructional e-Lesson modules on strategic thinking, planning, managing, and executing key action strategies. The Program’s “breakaway-f r o m-business-as-usual” strategy development methods help entrepreneurs to more effectively and efficiently realign their business processes to current economic conditions, reposition their companies to gain a competitive advantage, minimize their risks, and maximize their operating results. The disciplined approach of the GO SAMMY System™ shapes and guides what the business is, what it does, and how and why it does it. By applying the GO SAMMY™ “breakaway-f r o m-business-as-usual methods of strategy development, businesses are now better equipped not only to survive, but also to more effectively re-position their businesses and thrive in almost any economy. Entrepreneurs can enroll in the GO SAMMY Strategy System Program™ by visiting http://www.TrainingforEntrepreneurs.com/programs/#strategy.com

Training for Entrepreneurs.com is an online business skills training and virtual resource center for entrepreneurs of small-to-medium size businesses who want to learn and enhance critical business skills and realize greater success. Training for Entrepreneurs.com creates, develops, publishes, and facilitates web-based information products, interactive distance e-Learning programs, and virtual mentoring programs to help members master the skill set a s s o c i a t e d with leaders that achieve extraordinary results.

Training for Entrepreneurs.com illustrates, demonstrates, and communicates its digital content using a combination of rich learning media: text , graphics, animation, audio, and video. With the use of “state-of-the-art” instructional design of the programs, subscription members are able to enjoy a valuable learning experience. Training for Entrepreneurs.com is the training and development group of Legacy A s s o c i a t e s, Inc., a small business consulting services firm located in Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), Florida.

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