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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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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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Snip-Its Children’s Hair Salon Makes The Cut During Economic Downturns

Snip-its (www.snipits.com), the fastest growing franchise of children’s hair salons in the U.S., also is one of the most successful businesses during a recession. In a slowing economy, consumers spend less on services they deem unnecessary. Along with child care, dry cleaners, automotive repair and storage units, the children’s hair salon provides a needed service that consumers are unlikely to forgo.

“When consumers tighten their wallets, they tend to spend their money more selectively, for example, refurbishing instead of buying new, so dry cleaners and repair shops tend to do well,” said Christine Mudd, director of franchise development, Snip-Its. “Do-it-yourself children’s hair cuts can be a down right exhausting and anxiety-filled experience, and the cost of salon haircut designed just for kids, is worth trading in the frustration of trying to do it at home.”

Snip-its’ no-tears haircut experience is weaved with vibrant colors and reminds many children of a Saturday morning cartoon. The salon interior features a cast of Snip-its own branded animated cartoon characters: Snips, Jean Luc le Spritz, Curly Comb, Flyer Joe Dryer, the Clip-ette Sisters, and Maranga Mirror plus animated videos, salon-tailored educational computer games and ‘cushy’ parents chairs so Moms can sit nearby. At the end of each visit, children receive a prize in exchange for a lock of hair f r o m the ‘Magic Box.’

Even in tough times, important factors for new businesses remain the same: selecting a service that is needed and will weather fluctuations in the economy, choosing a reputable franchise, and as always, location. Doing some research before deciding on the above criteria is critical to the process. Spending less on start up costs may not ensure success, so be wary and stick to the old adage “if it’s too good to be true…” move on.

Snip-its, a growing kids franchise wasfounded in 1995 by California native, Joanna Meiseles, the daughter of Hollywood producer, Robert Blumofe credited with the movie, Yours, Mine and Ours and is the granddaughter of famed comedian Jack Benny. After a heartbreaking visit to an ‘adult’ salon with her then young son, the first-time entrepreneur established the entertainment-styled salon with the goal to make children’s hair care a positive fun-filled adventure for families. Entrepreneurs that relate to this scenario may wish to learn more about opening a Snip-its store.

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

FoundLocally.com – Canada’s Local Search

FoundLocally.com Media Inc. has recently added detailed local coverage for Toronto with 5 new sites for Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, and the York Region. The 8-year-old company now has 31 sites across Canada from Victoria, BC to St John’s, Nfld which already attract 15 million visitors a year.

FoundLocally’s five separate sites provide community information based on the way people live, work, and play, without the traditional media focus on downtown business, sports, and arts. These complement sites launched over the past year for surrounding communities including Oshawa-Durham, Mississauga-Brampton, Oakville-Burlington, Hamilton, as well as Niagara Falls, Barrie-Muskoka and Kitchener-Waterloo.

NEW TORONTO SITES:

Toronto.FoundLocally.com
NorthYork.FoundLocally.com
Scarborough.FoundLocally.com
Etobicoke.FoundLocally.com
York.FoundLocally.com

CLOSE-BY COMMUNITIES:

Oshawa.FoundLocally.com
Mississauga.FoundLocally.com
Oakville.FoundLocally.com
Niagara.FoundLocally.com
Barrie.FoundLocally.com
Kitchener.FoundLocally.com

Each FoundLocally.com portal site provides comprehensive community information for locals and new residents, including travel, entertainment, shopping, neighborhoods, sports, education and government. There are typically about a thousand pages of information, pictures and maps, along with popular resources like weekly ski reports and one-click movie showtimes. FoundLocally has become excellent trip planning resource for business and leisure travelers.

Each FoundLocally.com site’s community directory allows visitors to search for businesses by name, category, or address. All businesses and community groups may add themselves to FoundLocally’s free community directory. Organizations adding and updating their listings to provide descriptions, contact details and web links. Especially welcome are small businesses, run from a home phone or cell phone and typically excluded from the phone company directory. Many FoundLocally listings are for businesses without a website, also ignored on global search engines. Once registered, businesses and organizations can freely post jobs, events, sales & coupons) and news. Toronto area businesses may add themselves at Toronto.FoundLocally.com by clicking on “Free Listings” to go to Toronto.FoundLocally.com/General/FreeListings.htm. FoundLocally earns its revenues from traditional web “banner advertising,” which supports the free community directory.

A new JUMP! Feature makes it easy for consumers to view matching information in adjoining communities. This works for editorial content, as well as for business searches.

ABOUT FOUNDLOCALLY.COM

FoundLocally.com is a Calgary-based company that creates community information portals, and provides web design and web marketing services. It also runs TransCanadaHighway.com (about travel along the world’s longest highway), and MovingInCanada.com (about relocations & real estate). The FoundLocally web sites are represented nationally by 24/7 Canada, the nation’s largest interactive ad agency. The company was recently (October, 2007) featured in an Alberta Venture magazine article “Battle of the Digital Directories”.

Communities now covered by FoundLocally.com include: Victoria, Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Okanagan-Shuswap, Banff & The Rockies, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Barrie-Muskoka, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Oakville-Burlington, Mississauga- Brampton, Etobicoke, North York, Toronto, Scarborough, York Region, Oshawa- Durham, Ottawa-Gatineau, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Halifax, and St John’s.

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