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29th Annual Manufacturing Awards Banquet Honoring Florida’s Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers

Volusia Manufacturers Association is hosting the 2009 Annual Manufacturers Award Ceremony on October 22 to Award Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers for Excellence in Manufacturing. Associate Member Awards will be presented to Non-Manufacturing Members who made large contributions to the VMA and Manufacturing.

Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is hosting its Annual Awards Banquet this month. Each year the Volusia Manufacturers Association honors the best of the best of its Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturer and Associate Members. This year the event will be held on October 22, 2009, f r o m 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at the Sun s e t Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Florida. Music will be performed by A Family Affair.

Awards are presented each year for its Manufacturing Member that best represents Manufacturer of the Year. This year the Lou Fifer “Manufacturer of the Year” Award will be presented to AO Precision Manufacturing, LLC. AO Precision Manufacturing of Daytona Beach, FL, has been manufacturing products supporting M-16/ commercial and government firearms and kit programs, and various defense support parts related to firearms business. Its 42,000 square-foot facility is fully equipped and is capable of designing and constructing all varieties of special tooling, fixturing, and gauges needed for all degrees of complex products.

Awards are presented to the manufacturing members that have the “Best Practices” exemplifying exceptional practices in a particular business area and may involve any aspect of a manufacturer’s business endeavor. This year for the first time there will be two awards, two new categories, for this Best Practices award. Hudson Technologies is the winner of the Best Practices for Going Green, completing a two-year, $ 2 million conversion of its 115,000 square-foot facility promoting an environmentally-sound, aqueous cleaning system. They converted to greener lubricants as part of its new cleaning operation. Jayne Fifer, President/CEO of the VMA said, “Hudson Technologies worked hard to eliminate trichloroethylene which is an ozone depleting solvent, making strides to make their work environment safe for their employees, to make the community cleaner, and overall to make a better impact for our world.”

Second Award for “Best Practices” goes to Hudson Technologies for its Wellness Program. Hudson Technologies offers over 15,000 engineered medical, aerospace/aviation, and industrial/commercial products and employees 200 people. Hudson Technologies identified the need and benefits for wellness for its employees and worked hard to implement incentives to promote wellness. Hudson Technologies was committed to implementation and reviews their policy for effectiveness of process measures and outcome measures. VMA recognizes Hudson Technologies as “Best Practices” for ensuring that they not only make great product, but that they keep their employees healthy, too.

VMA recognizes f r o m its manufacturing members that company with the most expertise in the international market in its “Exporter of the Year” Award. For the second year, the Manufacturer Exporter of the Year Winner is Germfree Laboratories, Inc. of Ormond Beach, Florida. Germfree Laboratories specializes in the production of all-stainless steel unidirectional laminar flow equipment for hospital, pharmacy, and oncology use, manufacturing a full line of compliant barrier isolators, as well as horizontal and vertical laminar airflow hoods and chemo hoods for over 45 years. Germfree’s equipment has been purchased by more than 5000 institutions and companies in the US and 60 other countries worldwide, with some of their equipment even taking a trip into space. Germfree Laboratories’ stainless steel biological safety cabinets are located in more hospital pharmacies, home healthcare agencies, educational institutions, and oncology offices than those of any other hood manufacturer.

VMA’s “Lois Fifer Friend of Industry Award” is awarded to a non-manufacturing member who demonstrates high levels of excellence towards support of the VMA and the manufacturing industry in the Volusia and Flagler Counties. This year’s recipient of the Lois Fifer Friend of the Industry Award is Leslie Castillo-Solis of Kelly Services in Daytona Beach, Florida. Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site, and full-time placement. Ms. Castillo-Solis has been an active member of VMA since joining, participating in Committees and serving on the VMA Board, chairing the Sales and Marketing Committee f r o m 2007-2008. “Her passionate commitment to the VMA over the years has made a significant impact, and she truly deserves this award,” says Fifer.

Lastly, the “Manny” Award recognizes exceptional individuals for life-long achievements in manufacturing in Volusia and Flagler Counties. These individuals are entered into the VMA Hall of Fame. This year’s winner of the “Manny” Award is Joseph N. Scott of Florida Power and Light. Mr. Scott is the founder of the Volusia Manufacturers Association and had the original idea that there needed to be a singular voice for manufacturers in Volusia County back in 1980. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with nearly 11,000 employees. Mr. Scott currently heads one of the Northeast Florida FPL’s Retiree Chapters. For the VMA, Mr. Scott was one of the first Charter Directors who started the VMA, and in 1980 he served as the First Acting Chair. These Charter Directors put together the policies that are still active in the VMA today. The VMA was built to serve and promote the needs and aspirations of the manufacturing community, and it is only appropriate that Mr. Joe Scott receives the 2009 “Manny Award” for his extraordinary achievements in manufacturing in Volusia and Flagler counties.

The Volusia Manufacturers Association congratulates each and every winner of this year’s Manufacturing Awards and appreciates their commitment to the VMA and dedication to excellence in manufacturing. The Volusia Manufacturers Association also recognizes the 2009 Awards Banquet Sponsors as Magga Products, Volusia County Economic Development Department, Bank of America, Florida Health Care Plans, FloMet LLC, Florida MEP, University of Central Florida, The Center for Business Excellence, and Staed Hotels.

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VMAONLINE.com – One-Of-Kind Online Community For Florida’s Volusia And Flagler County Manufacturers

Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) proudly offers more online features to its Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers members with the launch of its newly modernized website, Vmaonline.com. Vmaonline.com was modified to meet the ever-changing needs of Florida Manufacturers in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Volusia Manufacturers Association’s new website allows Manufacturing and Associate members to learn about and register online for new upcoming events such as General Membership Meetings, Human Resources, Materials, or Manufacturing Excellence Division Meetings, or Plant Tours.

Manufacturing Members may utilize online tools such as Employment Exchange to post job openings or résumés; search Directory and Buyers Guide for Member contact information; access online Technical White Papers for reference and more. The new video section allows online viewing of Monthly Plant Tours if members were not able to attend. Members can use customized tools designed specifically for Central Florida Manufacturers such as Quick Take Surveys, where members share expertise on various manufacturing or human resource topics, or participate in the Web-based Wage and Benefit Survey to compare their benefits with other local companies.

Volusia Manufacturers Association is committed to helping Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers stay current in Florida Employment Law, Local and Florida State Government Policies, Education, and Florida Economic Development with specific links to access these areas of information.

“Volusia Manufacturers Association is the perfect solution for Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers looking to network and grow their business. Our new website allows members to quickly promote local skills and capabilities online, allowing them to connect and then outsource to local companies that have a need,” says Jayne Fifer, President/CEO of Volusia Manufacturers Association. “We are excited to upgrade the website to be more interactive for members, giving Members the opportunity to work together outside of VMA- sponsored meetings.”

About Volusia Manufacturers Association:
The Volusia Manufacturers Association was founded in 1980 in Ormond Beach, Florida by manufacturers for manufacturers. Volusia Manufacturers Association provides information, education and networking opportunities to help manufacturers grow and succeed. VMA are made up of companies that range in size from one employee to over 500. If you are interested in joining the Volusia Manufacturers Association, please visit http://www.vmaonline.com.

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Expert Edition Book On Amazon Kindle Helps Entrepreneurs Raise Capital For Their Start Ups

The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies”, Expert Edition, by Timothy Daniel Hogan was just published on AMAZON KINDLE by Commonwealth Capital Advisors.

Mr. Hogan has over 24 years experience in the Investment Banking and Securities Industry, held Six (6) NASD securities licenses and registrations primarily of “Principal” status. Mr. Hogan is a former Director of Compliance and Senior Trading Principal for North American Financial Group, Inc. a SEC Registered Investment Bank and Securities Broker. Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee for North American Capital Advisors, Inc. a SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Mr. Hogan supervised the management of eight internal departments in relation to Federal and State(s) securities laws, as well as, overall firm productivity, operational systems design and technological implementation. Mr. Hogan has been a Founding Principal of seven entrepreneurial endeavors, including an eighteen-hole championship golf course and real estate development, a software development firm, other Internet related businesses, as well as, an investment banking company. He has held board and executive committee seats on various firms. His securities industry training started in 1984 with a few large securities brokerage and investment banking firms, such as, Merrill Lynch, E. F. Hutton and Shearson Lehman Brothers, now known as, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney. Mr. Hogan holds a double major (Marketing & Finance) Bachelors of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business.

If you are determined to raise capital for your start-up or early stage company, this resource was made for you, and will open your eyes to the process that will get your company funded. It is the only resource available online that shows Entrepreneurs the whole process so they can successfully get the capital they need without wasting time or money where others fail. Get right to the source, and turn your dream into reality.

About Commonwealth Capital Advisors, LLC (CCA)
Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA) is comprised of former Wall Street Investment Bankers, Securities Attorneys and CPAs who invented Financial Architect®, a patent pending system designed to substantially reduce the cost (in time and money) of raising capital, through selling securities. The firm has provided conventional investment advisory services to public and private business since it was established in 1998.

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Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Of Executives, Professionals And Entrepreneurs Recognizes Paul Francis Robertson, As An Online Entrepreneur And A Small Business Owner

The 2008-2009 Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs recognizes Paul Francis Robertson, as an online entrepreneur and a small business owner, including Robertsons Photography Service.

Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Of Executives, Professionals And Entrepreneurs Recognizes Paul Francis Robertson, As An Online Entrepreneur And A Small Business Owner

Paul Francis Robertson was born in Galveston, TX, on August 23, 1953. He received a four year Moody Foundation Scholarship, while preparing for college at Texas City High School, from September 1967 – May 1971, in his hometown of Texas City, TX. He entered his freshman year of college at the University of Houston, Main Campus. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Technology, while attending the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Southern University, in Houston, TX, from September 1972 – May 1975.

Paul Francis Robertson graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, on May 17, 1975. He is a life time member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He studied in the College of Education at Texas Southern University (Teacher Certification Program), from the Fall 1997 to the Spring 1999 also.

Paul Francis Robertson continued to pursue his dreams as a computing professional from January 1974 to May 1997, in the Information Technology Industry. He became a full-time classroom teacher from August 1997 to May 2005, in the Education Industry. This was another dream that became reality. He has become an online entrepreneur and a small business owner from June 2005 to the present day, in the Business Services Industry. Paul Francis Robertson can be reached at (409) 939-7831, his business telephone.

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The Quickest Way To Start a Successful Secretarial Services Business

With the current economy, more and more people are looking for ways to add a second stream of income to their regular job or replace their job entirely.

Many people who have typing skills want to make money with at home typing and data entry work. But many are looking in the wrong places and they often fall for online typing and data entry programs. These types of programs will only pay them a commission when they sell someone else’s product as an affiliate. Don’t fall for promises of easy money. You’ll be disappointed.

One of the few ways to get legitimate typing work from home is to run a secretarial service business.

Are you wondering how to get started and how to get clients? A new guide will show you how.

Guide creator Leva Duell has been there: “I know exactly how you feel because I have been there. Fourteen years ago I bought a used computer with my credit card. Then, I had to figure out a way to pay off my credit card fast. So, I decided to provide secretarial and typing services from home. I learned as I earned and made many mistakes. This guide is the result of my experiences. I want to make it easy for you to start earning extra money quickly and bypass the mistakes I made.”

The guide covers things like:

– A step-by-step start-up checklist that will tell you exactly what steps to take and in what sequence.
– How to get clients, who your most profitable clients are and how to market to them effectively.
– Prewritten letters and postcards to promote your secretarial services.
– How to charge for your services. Get this right and you’ll be profitable. Get this wrong and you may find yourself without any clients.
– And much more…

Starting a successful secretarial services business does not have to be complex or expensive if you have a plan of action and follow it. And that is what this guide provides, from start to finish. By using this guide you can cut down the time it takes to get up and running and getting your first clients.

For more information go to http://www.startasecretarialbusiness.com/.

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Eco-Friendly Printing – The Answer To Reducing Our Carbon Footprint On This Planet

Have you noticed how much printing there is all around you? Everything is printed, from the letters on the keyboard of your computer, the news papers and magazines that you read on a daily basis, business cards, flyers, brochures, money and checks, your clothing and its tags, posters and advertisements on the street a all the way to that lovely pattern on your kitchen floor. The list is endless! Eco-Friendly printing can make all of those products greener.

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Eco-Friendly printing is achieved by using Green Certified substrates (such as paper and other materials) which either comes from tree farms (trees grown for the sole purpose of producing paper) or has a high content of recycled material. In addition, one of the most important components is soy based inks, which are 100% organic. With our modern technology, soy based inks can achieve the same color intensity, durability and brightness than conventional VOC releasing (volatile organic compound) inks which are solvent or oil based. Or even worse, Chinese printing, their inks have a high content of lead. Many U.S. magazine companies are now printing in China to save money, there is nothing wrong with saving a few bucks, right? Well, the problem is that we are killing the planet by using conventional printing and also our selves. Think about it, when you hold a magazine in your hands and you flip through it, how many times do you take your index finger to your mouth to get some moisture, so that the pages stick better and you can keep flipping through the magazine? Every time you do so, you are eating lead! On top of that, the printing industry employs more people in the U.S. than the car manufacturing industry, and now it is being outsourced to China.

While it is more expensive for printing companies to produce Eco-Fiendly products, the benefits of doing so are significant, and ultimately responsibility is not just good for our planet, but good for us as well. Today in the U.S., there are a few companies out there that will absorb this overhead cost and print “Green” at no extra cost to the consumer. A great example of such a company is Best Press, based out of La Jolla, CA., http://www.BestPressOnline.us. Best Press, not only does it create American jobs, but it gives businesses, corporations and consumers the option to print Green at no extra cost. Their pricing is extremely reasonable, and in most cases below industry average. So if you are in need of some business cards, flyers or any other printing for your self or your business or corporation, look no further than an environmentally conscious company, your children will be glad you did so!

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BT Business IT Support Manager Battles Printergeist

UK businesses clocked up a massive 22,000 calls to BT Business IT Support Manager between January and March 2009, and sales doubled over the period, as more small businesses look to down-the-line IT support rather than risk downtime during the recession.

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Over the three months, the bulk of calls were requests for network and mail assistance, with email help triggering more than a quarter. Virus and security issues alone prompted nearly 10 per cent of BT Business IT Support Manager help desk contact.

While most operating system, server and back-up issues are easily resolved, BT Business took a little longer to solve some of the stranger customer requests. One customer was convinced that a poltergeist was changing the print server settings, one didn’t plug in their router’s power because it was wireless, and another asked for help to cut a CD to fit a PC floppy drive.

Andy Dell, general manager, IT services, BT Business said: “Most IT problems will flummox the best of us, but there is a serious message behind these funny stories. In the current economic climate firms can’t be off line for any length of time so we’d advise customers to refer to a team of dedicated experts who are fully equipped to deal with the problem. We are experiencing new highs in the volume of requests for help, as more and more of our customers rely on PCs to run their business.”

A dedicated business service, BT Business IT Support Manager is a business service for personal computers running either MacOS or Windows. BT advisors provide straightforward, jargon free, advice and support over the phone. The team of BT computer experts provide a cost effective alternative or enhancement to an in-house IT support team, and can fix problems by accessing a computer remotely through the customer’s broadband connection – whether from BT or another ISP.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to customers for use at home, at work and on the move; web hostingbusiness broadband, internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group’s revenue was £21,390 million. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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Lowest Priced Franchise Kits and Documents Online

Franchise the Easy Way has published on their website: TheBusinessStartUpKit.com. The Lowest-priced Franchise Kits and Franchise Documents available Online (even lower than E-Bay)!

Since Franchise the Easy Way entered the market three years ago, it has lowered the cost of franchising materials 300%. Ask any of their competitors!

Offered on their website are some of the hardiest to find Franchise Documents. Documents such as the Master Franchise Area Development Agreement and an International Franchise Agreement.Find that anywhere else if you can?

Franchise Disclosure Documents

USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Coming soon are Franchise Documents for the United Kingdom for ONLY $49.00 This is the lowest price anywhere in the world for Franchise Documents regardless of the country! The UK Franchise Disclosure Document is an International Franchise Agreement with special wording for the UK. Such areas as VAT are included for the Franchiser.

These Franchise Documents can be purchased in order to support the Novice Franchiser in setting up his Franchising Corporation or the more adventurous Franchiser looking to expand into International Markets. TheBusinessStartUpKit offers it all in nice well thought out Franchising Kits.

For the more timid they also offer On-site at your location Franchising Help for $6,500. You can have one of there Franchise Consultants Help Franchise your business in two weeks! The cheapest and quickest Franchise Consulting in the Business!

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USBSwiper.Com Allows Businesses To Affordably SWIPE And Process Credit Cards Out In The Field Using Only A Customer’s Laptop And An Internet Connection,

Newly-developed USBSwiper offers Customers the unique opportunity to simply, easily and securely process customer credit cards with true mobility. Customers can simplify their businesses by being able to swipe credit cards anywhere whether at their store location or out in the field using only the customers Laptop, Internet Connection, USBSwiper software interface and magnetic card reader and the PayPal merchant processing system.

Richard Freedkin was a small business owner with a big problem. As a Real Estate investor and consultant who traveled the country conducting seminars and selling his books, he was wasting time and losing business whenever he typed in customers’ credit card information into PayPal’s virtual terminal by hand at each of his workshops. He needed a simple way to swipe credit cards at any seminar or convention location with only his internet connection and laptop.

When he asked developers in an online forum about available credit card swipers that were compatible with PayPal, everyone said it couldn’t be done except for 25-year-old Drew Angell, a certified PayPal ACE developer. Just over 6 months later, the pair founded AngellFree, Inc., and officially unveiled the only PayPal compatible credit card swiping solution at the annual Ebay Live! event in Chicago.

“I needed a product like this for my business, and thousands of other business people also need and are looking for something like this too. Other Wireless or Mobile Credit Card Solutions are just too expensive,” said Freedkin. “It was a situation where necessity was the mother of invention. Because of USBSwiper, I can now process payments for 30 to 40 of my books in just a few minutes and I have all of my reports and records centralized in one place. The best part is that unlike other merchant credit card processors, the money is deposited into my account instantly.”

The USBSwiper software, along with USBSwiper’s compatible magnetic card reader, can be used on both Mac and PC platforms. Unlike applying for and using merchant credit card processors, using USBSwiper in conjunction with PayPal will save small business owners merchant credit card processor fees, paperwork, time, lost interest, and lost fees during refund transactions.

“All you need is a computer with an internet connection and you’re set to go,” said Freedkin. “We’ve seen USBSwiper utilized by kiosk owners, microbreweries, artists, airport curbside checkers, taxi cab companies, and flea market sellers. The applications are endless for the small business owner, especially if you sell products either online, from a storefront, or in person at a customer’s home such as a home improvement or HVAC company. There are virtually thousands of different applications that this will work for inexpensively. Now everyone can enjoy true affordable wireless credit card processing”

The Word is spreading said Angell. “Everyone is so excited about this product, and it makes me feel great to know how much it’s already helped people out and to hear the positive feedback. I’m looking forward to introducing it to so many sellers who could truly benefit from it and grow their business.”

The True Wireless Mobility that this product offers has now sparked Freedkin and Angell to create a national sales force of Independent USBSwiper Representatives who will market the product Nationwide. According to Freedkin, “In this economic climate of Job losses and layoffs, many people are opening up small businesses. This opens up a huge opportunity for many people to create financial freedom by marketing this phenomenal product and to create a great residual income while at the same time, helping those businesses who have wanted to, but could not afford to have wireless credit card processing in the field before.”

For those who would like to learn more, please visit www.usbswiper.com.

About AngellFree Inc.: 

Founded in 2008 and based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois, AngellFree, Inc., provides small business owners with web and application development solutions.

Contact Details: USBSwiper.com, 830 W. Rt. 22 #235, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (224) 677-0283 Office, (847) 307-8464 Fax, Richard@USBSwiper.com, www.USBSwiper.com

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Youthful Wisdom Press – A Green Publishing House That Provides Young Aspiring Writers An Opportunity To Be Seen, Heard And Appreciated In Print

With a veritable “children should be seen, not heard” mentality, the young adult (YA) genre has traditionally been dominated by adult writers. Andrea Colston, founder of the newly launched Youthful Wisdom Press, believes that young aspiring writers should be seen, heard and appreciated for their unique literary perspective. As such, she has dedicated herself to publishing works by authors between the ages of 13 and 18.

A mentor of at-risk youth, Colston is well aware of the outlet writing can provide for young people. “At the end of the day, teens are who I write for, so I can’t help but want to give back to them. Completing a novel, seeing your work selected for print, and putting some elbow grease into promoting your book. It’s a wonderful self-confidence builder,” Colston explains of her impetus for launching the press.

“Besides, teens have unbelievable stories to share; stories we—and their peers—should hear,” she adds.

Other than the fact that they do not receive an advance (payment is in royalties), authors who publish with Youthful Wisdom Press will enjoy a traditional publishing experience — f r o m acceptance to first pass pages to promotion tours (albeit virtual). Writers will also enjoy an expedited publication schedule—typically 9 months to 1 year—and the knowledge that their books are printed on acid free, virgin fiber paper.

“The Janette Rallisons, Tina Ferraros and Louise Rennisons of the YA world shouldn’t get nervous just yet about our young authors nipping at their heels,” explains Colston. According to recent reports, sales in this genre are rising, even amidst flailing adult book sales. A December 2008 Publisher’s Weekly article noted that juvenile fiction sales at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday were up 33.7% more than last year, and a recent Children’s Book Counsel sales survey indicated a more than 25 percent increase in the past few years. “There are plenty of readers to go around!” she reassures.

Youthful Wisdom Press is an independent traditionally run company that specializes in publishing material written by young adults, ages 13-18. Not merely youth-conscious, but Earth-conscious as well, Youthful Wisdom Press is a Green Press Initiative member. All their books are printed on acid free, virgin fiber paper; promotional material is printed on 30% post consumer recycled paper. To learn more about Youthful Wisdom Press or founder Andrea Colston, please visit www.youthfulwisdompress.com, or call 888.241.2062.

The Green Press Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the use of recycled paper in the book industry. Publishers who join the Green Press Initiative make a pledge that at least ten percent of their book titles will meet or exceed the Initiative’s recycled content and bleaching process standards.

 

Seven Mountain Symphony Double CD Set To Be Released This Week By Wealthy Wares

A powerful new double CD titled Seven Mountain Symphony is being released this week by Wealthy Wares Inc., Georgetown, TX, according to Richard Darnell, President of Wealthy Wares, and Dr. Bruce Cook, co-executive producer and Managing Member, Kingdom Venture Capital LLC, Leander, TX. This is the second CD released by Wealthy Wares and follows its initial release in Sept. 2008 titled Wealth of the Kingdom. Featured on the Seven Mountain Symphony are audio tracks of 3 to 10 minutes in length f r o m 30 national Christian leaders in the marketplace and the nuclear church (including Bill Johnson, Rick Joyner, Os Hillman, Dr. Lance Wallnau, Bob Fraser, Kent Humphreys, Tamara Lowe, Rich Marshall, Dennis Peacocke, Dr. Pat Francis, Michael Pink, Bill Thomas, Dr. Che Ahn, Robert Henderson, Rick Heeren, Cindy Bond, Matt Gillogly, David van Koevering, Dr. Berin Gilfillan, Dr. Alistair Petrie, Doug Spada, Johnny Enlow, Jill Mitchell O’Brien, Dan Stratton, Kenneth Phillips, James Nesbit, Karrie Montgomery, Morris Ruddick, Jim and Rene Ballew, and Dr. Bruce Cook) addressing the seven mountains of culture (Media, Arts & Entertainment, Religion, Family, Government, Business, Education) plus the mountain of the Lord (Isa. 2:2/Transformation).

In addition, Seven Mountain Symphony contains 2.5 hours of original background music composed and performed by eight anointed Christian musicians and/or worship leaders, including seven f r o m Austin (Alan Barley, Jayne Gaddy, Phillip Fajardo, Joel Vargas, Maricela Vidaurri, Laura Hansen, Richard Parke) and one f r o m Redding, CA (Karen Trader). This CD will retail for $25.00 plus shipping, postage and handling and was recorded, edited and mixed at PromiseLand Studios, Austin, TX, under the direction of Mike Hersh. Mastering was by Paul Harrison, Master of Media, Inc., Austin, TX. For phone orders you can call 512-284-0830 or order online at http://www.WealthyWares.com or via email at info@wealthywares.com. To listen to selected sample tracks (3 minutes each) f r o m the CD set, go to http://www.myspace.com/covenantsounds.

“Seven Mountain Symphony is a sound commissioned and inspired by Holy Spirit” said Darnell. “It is a symphonic ensemble of some of the leading voices of this generation — a sound the Lord has chosen to be released into the earth for this season to help effect transformation of culture as we know it and exalt the Mountain of the Lord (Isa. 2:2)”

“This historic CD set is more than a sound” added Darnell. “It is the voice of unity and harmony, a voice upon many waters, a voice of reformation. It is the voice of Jesus speaking through some of His chosen generals in this hour to release both revelation and impartation into the hearts and lives of those who will hear the sound of heaven contained within this symphonic ensemble”

Seven Mountain Symphony will also be available at the 2009 Kingdom Economic Yearly Summit (K.E.Y.S.) April 22-25 in Austin. “God is moving in a powerful way in the marketplace” said Cook, convener and host of K.E.Y.S. “What’s happening is basically a marketplace reformation, and the global economic turmoil and shaking of economic systems has helped create a ’perfect storm’ set of conditions for a global crisis of belief in the world’s financial systems and institutions, whereby business men and women in great numbers are turning to God, re-discovering prayer and Biblical principles, choosing faith over fear, and re-examining their assumptions and beliefs about finances, investing, debt, retirement and stewardship”

Patterned loosely after the World Economic Forum, but with a Christian focus and perspective, K.E.Y.S. will feature a number of internationally-known keynote speakers such as Dr. Lance Wallnau, Dr. Pat Francis, Dr. Richard Blackaby, Dr. Mark Chironna, Dr. Bill Hamon, Dr. Sharon Stone, Dr. Bruce Cook, Rick Joyner, David van Koevering, Dennis Peacock, Ken Beaudry, Morris Ruddick, Tamara Lowe, Gary Friesen, Lee Domingue, Mike Rovner, Dan Stratton, Arthur Burk, and others, and over 12 roundtable sessions dealing with business, finance, economics, ethics, sales and marketing, corporate strategy, philanthropy, wealth transfer, money management, and investing  f r o m a Christian perspective.

Venue for K.E.Y.S. will be PromiseLand Church; located near I-35 and Capital Plaza at 1504 E. 51st St. Schedule is 7:00 pm April 22nd and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily April 23-25. Registration price is $395 per individual or $595 with spouse, associate or colleague. Student registration is $295 per person. Single day rate is $150 and webcast rate is $99. Registration fee includes meals on site. Group rates are also available, with a 10% discount offered to groups of 10 or more. For more information on K.E.Y.S., visit their web site at http://www.KingdomEconomicSummit.com.

BT Business has announced the launch of its new technology and information site, which is designed to help provide a boost to UK firms

Featuring all of the information a business needs to work more efficiently and reduce costs in one place – without the need to leave the destination page, the site is designed to help users find the information, products and support they’re looking for quicker and easier.

Product collections have been grouped together according to ‘business needs’ to highlight the packages that can help firms control and cut costs.

New features include single page product and service summaries, help widgets allowing customers to see how BT can support them in-life, plus forums where they can discuss the options with other firms and FAQs.

The popular BT Business Insight site provides customers with the latest business news, guides, videos and white papers and, if customers want to speak to an advisor, the option to call or start a live web chat is available.

Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business said: “We are very sensitive to the limited time owner-managers have to research and understand how to profit from new technologies and services. Time is even more precious in the current climate and our aim is to provide an effective overview of how to work more effectively and profitably.”

The re-designed website from BT Business is online now. For more details visit BT Insight.

BT Business understands the challenges that small and medium businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through core product collections including business broadband & internet, domains & web hosting, data & voice networks, IT solutions and mobile services.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

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In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc’s revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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Myworkathomeblog.Net Answers All Questions About How To Profit With Niche Marketing

Niche marketing can be a profitable field to work in, but many people find it hard to get started. This new online niche marketing website shows you how.

Heather Hyvarinen is proud to broadcast the launch of her new niche markets website at MyWorkAtHomeBlog.net which answers any and all questions aspiring internet marketers have about how to profit with niche marketing.

“With the pressures of the economy, a work at home phenomenon is taking place around the world right now,” stated Heather, “however, the huge amount of demand for information about how to profitably work at home has led to a lot of bad information and flat out scams that have actually caused many people who are looking to make money online to become discouraged, and in some cases people they are even being ripped off by buying products that make great promises, but just don’t deliver. That’s why I felt it was important to help men and women made informed decisions when it comes to learning about niche markets and how they can legitimately learn to make money online.”

“There are many legitimate ways to make money online” said Heather, “I know because I’ve been making money online full time for about 6 months now, and have been involved in niche marketing since October 2007.”

According to the US Census Bureau Internet Sales have increased from 600 million to 3.6 billion dollars in the last eight years, and Internet Sales have seen an increase of 5.6% in the third quarter of 2008. In fact, there has never been a down quarter once for internet sales.

Many people have quietly prospered over the last decade and made their livings on the internet. This is because as computers and broadband access become less expensive, more and more people have become comfortable becoming “internet consumers”. With more money being spent online every day, the opportunity for individuals to enter and profit from niche markets grows.

“Thank you so much for helping me find a legitimate way to make money online, your recommendations, information, and tips have helped me make my first dollars online, and I am looking forward to earning more.” says, Katie B.

Unfortunately people are often not practicing due diligence when it comes to buying Make Money Online opportunities which has resulted in them buying virtually useless scam products, particularly online.

“What people who want to earn money online may not know is that much of the information available about how to make money online is simply too advanced for a beginner.” explains Heather. “To make matters worse, it is really easy to get information overload, and never get started at all, which is unfortunate, because with the proper information and work ethic, anyone can leverage niche markets to make money online.”

The extensive range of topics discussed at Heather’s Niche Marketing website include:

What exactly niche markets are, why you can and should profit from niche markets, what are the advantages of niche marketing, revealing statistics of internet growth as published by the US Census Bureau and what it reveals about how you can profit from the internet, 3 methods to help you find a niche market that is profitable, how to get a comprehensive free niche market guide that will make finding niche markets easier than you ever imagined, plus a review of the products that helped Heather become profitable online.

Heather does all she can to ensure that visitors to her Niche Marketing website leave very well informed about Niche Markets and how they can profit from them as quickly as possible and are also confident that they are on the right path to becoming profitable themselves.

The products that Heather recommends include the three most important resources for building a profitable niche marketing business. She uses all of these products herself to help her create profitable niches. One of them is even free.

If you want to break through to online marketing success and are interested about hearing more about Niche Marketing and the range of quality resources available to help you reach your goals I strongly recommend that you visit Heather’s website before you make any decision about how to proceed at MyWorkAtHomeBlog.net

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Travel Certificates are proven sales tools that stimulate sales activity and generate interest and traffic. Travel incentives are an excellent high-value low-cost way to inspire and motivate customers

Increasebusinesssales.com offers full color certificates that will be imprinted with your business name for you to give to your customers to increase leads and create sales.

Your cost is just 35 cents each. No minimum purchase required. Next day shipping. We guarantee to honor every certificate! A phone number, website and address are on the back of each certificate. This is Not Timeshare!

You can get it at http://www.increasebusinesssales.com

How can you reach your sales goals, boost profits and ultimately build your business? Incentives, that’s how! Let Increase Business Sales put our experience and buying power to work for your business.

Using our gift certificate rewards, we are able to provide Freedom to your program participants and satisfy even the most difficult shopping tastes.

Our programs work the way they’re designed to work. Increased sales, higher profits and happy employees all created by programs that pay for themselves.

Gift certificates have become an increasingly popular option for all types of incentive programs: as add-ons to incentive awards, as premiums, and as corporate gifts. Companies that giveaway gift certificates for business purposes have experienced double-digit growth in recent years.

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A new website was launched this week to help the Virtual Assistant and SME market realize the benefits of owning a bespoke website for minimal cost

wannabe-a-va.com offers free hand built websites and domain names with its hosting and marketing package. Di Chapman of Iceni-it has partnered with Caroline Wiberg of Alternative Office to provide this service.

Visitors can visit wannabe-a-va.com to receive the firm’s free information which features downloads of marketing books by such writers as Napoleon Hill. Full members have a library of downloads.

The website also describes the company’s full ‘Small Business’ package and introduces the firm’s partners who have collectively more than 16 years of experience providing help and support to Small Businesses especially people who want to become Virtual Assistants. Di Chapman has won awards for this work in the UK and for her continued Pro Bono work in the VA/SME sector.

For more information, go to www.wannabe-a-va.com. Questions can be directed to http://www.wannabehelpdesk.info/support/

About Iceni-it
Founded in 2000 by Di Chapman, Iceni-it helps those who want to become Virtual Assistants on a totally free basis. The Awards that Di Chapman received were not from within the VA industry but from the UK Business Community for her ongoing work in helping others start their own businesses at no cost to them. Di Chapman can be contacted at va@iceni-it.co.uk.

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Gopay Pty Ltd Is A Specialist Ecommerce Application Developer

GOpay is part of the WebStation Australia Pty Ltd group whose team in conjunction with Microsoft pioneered internet commerce before the first browsers in 1993. The group includes GObookings Systems Pty Ltd who in 2000 developed Australia’s leading enterprise appointment management system –GObookings AppointmentDiary V8.

GOpay can provide the online credit card payment gateway ‘connection’ between your web site or business and your bank account. GOpay is specially licensed to facilitate the transfer of funds from your customer direct into your bank account. If required applications can be developed as a solution to meet that special need. In addition GOpay can provide you with a raft of off-the-shelf ecommerce tools to take advantage of the opportunities ecommerce has to offer. We suggest you ask a GOpay consultant where you can use GOpay to best advantage for your business. www.gopay.com.au

There are essentially two categories of ecommerce tools provided by the WebStation group, and both are supplied by GOpay and its sister company GObookings. GObookings Systems provide Enterprise level appointment and booking systems for a satisfied client base within Australia and the USA.

GObookings Version 8 clients include a mix of Federal and State Government departments, universities, health care services, global corporations, medium to large and small businesses… all successfully using the scheduling booking systems as an integral part of their operations.

Unique configuration flexibility along with a well proven product distinguishes GObookings from competitors.

In addition there are off-the-shelf customizable options with easy to use interfaces and advanced feature and business rule options available to satisfy any size business or government department. If preferred the GObookings engine can also be top and tailed as middleware. See www.gobookings.com.au.

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ABG offers discounts on over 300,000 different major companies

The emerging company, Acquire Benfits Group  offers economic solution through exclusive discounts on medical, pharmaceutical, gas, grocery, retail and entertainment purchases in major companies while offering members profits from others’ purchases as well.

ABG offers discounts on over 300,000 different major companies including Cheveron, Kroger, Dell, Target and Walmart. The company went into soft launch on Oct. 12, 2008 in which thousands of people have already signed up free. The full prelaunch is Oct. 25, 2008.

“As a work at home mother of two, it made perfect sense to me to sign up for a business with a company where I can get discounts on the majority of my purchases especially in this strained economy. I also have the satisfaction of being able to help other people by offering the same deal!” said ABG team member, Kelly Smith

Members of Acquire Benefits Group (www.acquirebenefitsgroups.com) also have the option to earn money from other team member purchases, offering members a business opportunity as well.

How does it work? It will work for people in a variety of ways from a discount card to coupons that can be printed out on the computer. And some of the company products can be ordered through the Internet where the member will be offered free shipping.

“This kind of business could be just one response to the economic problems people are seeing in North America right now. People are realizing they need to economize more than ever and most North Americans are looking to other sources of income and let’s face it, the Internet is offering the average Joe more opportunities than hitting the pavement and knocking on doors,” said ABG member, Brad Smith.

For more information about Acquire Benefits Group, watch the two-minute video at http://www.tgstudios.com/acquire/02 and reserve your spot for free by clicking sign up and enter id 126842. Or go to https://extranet.securefreedom.com/AcquireBenefitsGroup/… with member id 126842.

Kelly and partner/husband, Brad Smith are founders of their own home based business, BKS Mindset Marketing & Income Strategies. They are students and mentors of The Master Key System and part of the Acquire Benefits Group Team. They share their passion and knowledge of being in the Industry for the last several years together to help others succeed in the home based business arena. Submit to their free newsletter: http://www.acquirebenefitsgroups.com and discover how to get $1,200 of blogging tips and powerful traffic tools for free!

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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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Nutraceutical home business opportunity called Zrii

William Farley, Chairman and Owner of Farley Industries based in Chicago, IL and former CEO of Fruit of the Loom, bought his first company, Anaheim Citrus Products, in 1976. In 1977, he acquired Baumfolder, a subsidiary of Bell & Howell. Farley also became a part owner of the Chicago White Sox in 1976.

Mr. Farley has launched a new Nutraceutical home business opportunity called Zrii™; which can be viewed at ManifestCashNow.com. Bill Farley has been associated with the Chopra Center for Wellbeing for many years and it all started when an ancient secret was passed on to Mr. Farley. The ancient secret found in the Zrii™ super tonic is Amalaki and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing wholeheartedly endorses Zrii™.

Amalaki (emblica officinalis) grows at the base of the pristine Himalayan mountain range in northern India. In its pantheon of thousands of fruits and herbs, Ayurveda describes amalaki as the single most important botanical for promoting cellular rejuvenation, immune function, and increased vitality.

Simply stated, Amalaki has one of the richest and most documented legacies of any fruit known today. In fact, Amalaki has been revered as the “Nurse”, the “Great Rejuvenator”, and the “Fruit of Immortality” for centuries, due to its numerous healing properties and its ability to nourish the body on all levels. This little fruit even has its own holiday in which families share a meal under the tree, while giving thanks for the strength and luster promoted by the fruit.

In tasting Zrii™, the purity of the Amalaki, and 6 supporting active ingredients comes through in the vibrancy of the taste. The ability for a food or drink to “enliven the tongue” is a hallmark of Ayurveda’s use of food for healing. In combining the Amalaki with anti-oxidant-rich juices such as pomegranate, grape, cranberry, and raspberry juice, the resulting blend is delicious, with a nutritional complexity that offers a wholly unique and exciting flavor.

More details on the Zrii™ home business opportunity can be found here: http://www.ManifestCashNow.com

Chad William Hershey of http://www.ChadHersheysBlog.com is founder of his own home based business, The Pinnacle Group. He is a student and mentor of the Universal Law of Attraction, as seen in The Secret, and believes fully in The Master Key System. Chad shares his passion and knowledge of being in the home based business arena for the last 15 years and enjoys helping others succeed with Internet marketing.

Zrii™ and The Original Amalaki are registered trademarks of Zrii™ LLC, The Chopra Center is a registered trademark of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing™.

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Darmik (darmik.com) – a social network e-commerce enablement platform

Darmik (darmik.com), a social network e-commerce enablement platform firm based in London has launched an embedded stores service.

The Darmik Embedded stores service revolutionizes the online ecommerce market by enabling members to easily embed their Darmik shops into any website, blog, or social network. Before the launch of the Darmik Embedded service millions of social networking participants were unable to sell and distribute their items to one another inside our outside of the networks. With the Darmik service they now have the freedom to sell and distribute anywhere.

None of the existing online ecommerce leaders offer a service that allow its members to sell and distribute items easily anywhere on the internet. William Dyson, Founder and CEO of Darmik, commented: “While most of the current ecommerce payment systems and marketplaces continue to live in an old world where users are locked into their sites and silos; Darmik continues to innovate and revolutionize the ecommerce and digital distribution space. Darmik embedded stores empowers social network users to easily become sellers and distributors. It is time that we empower users by giving them the choice of where they want to distribute their content.

Darmik was founded by William Dyson to enable online social networks to thrive as communities and create the revenue necessary to independently sustain themselves. Through partnerships with other socially responsible firms such as Lightapp and its own internal development, Darmik is creating features that allow members of networks to interact efficiently and allow selected merchants to market relevant goods and services to the networks. Ever mindful of social concerns, Darmik has created a partnership program through which proceeds of part of each sale is contributed to a participating charity.

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