Y U So Mad?

Fashionista and Ecommerce Specialist Don Ressler

Apr
29

Talking of those big names behind the e-commerce and internet marketing, then you can’t fail to mention Don Ressler. He is the co-founder of JustFab, an online fashion company that connects fashion lovers with stylish trends and new fashion developments globally.

An entrepreneur and technology genius, Ressler is behind the inception of several start-ups that have grown into multi-million dollar companies. He first founded FitnessHeaven.com, an e-commerce and performance advertising platform in 2001, which he later sold to Intermix Media. After the purchase of the company by the Intermix Media, he teamed up with Adam Goldenberg to form Alena Media. He has since then formed several e-commerce companies including Intelligent Beauty and its subsidiaries such as JustFab among others.

JustFab is one of the most recognized brands of the Intelligence Beauty. Founded in 2010, the company basically operates on online VIP membership basis on perezhilton.com. Individuals have to subscribe to the VIP membership platform where they receive monthly updates on new fashion trends and subsequent exclusive offers available for the month. Identifying the diversity of its clients, the company has since grown into a multi-billion firm with several subsidiaries that cater for the needs of both children and adults. Some of its exclusive subsidiaries include FabKids, ShoeDazzle, and Fabletics.

The rapid expansion and growth of JustFab are credited to the co-founders’ prudence and determination to source for funding and seek stable partnership with other well-recognized brands. JustFab first received major funding in 2011 from Matrix Partners, a deal which saw the company get a boost of up to $33million. According to Pando, the second phase of fundraising begun in around April 2012 in a lobbying that saw the company raise up to $76 million from sources like Rho Ventures, Crossover Ventures as well as Matrix Partners.

With the number of online subscribers growing quickly and need for expansion arising day by day, JustFab embarked on the third fundraising exercise that began in 2013. The company raised over $40 million in its third phase of fundraising that ended in October 2013 at https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2016/sep/05/new-sizes-fab-justfab/. JustFab concluded the last chapter of its fundraising by mobilizing a stunning amount totaling to over $85 million.

JustFab has since changed its name to TechStyle. Don Ressler attributed the name change to the expansion and diversity of the company. Especially now that the company is offering apparels, shoes and other aesthetic products. Don Ressler will undoubtedly make the company better

Taking Over in a Saturated Market: EOS Lip Balm

Apr
27

EOS lip balm went from an unknown to a game-changing market leader in under a decade. How did they do it, particularly in a saturated market? Big name lip balm companies like Chapstick, Blistex and Carmex seemed to have the market stitched up.

Starting Up

According to Fast Company, EOS lip balm was founded by career businessmen with lots of startup experience. They actually chose lip balm because it seemed like a product category that was ripe for disruption.

They noted that most of the products in the lip balm space were overly similar. Lip balms were packaged in tubes. They were flavorless or had limited flavor options like mint and cherry. They were named after what they did (Chapstick prevents chapped lips) instead of evoking a lifestyle.

EOS’s Unique Approach

EOS changed it up, putting lip balm in pastel-colored, egg-shaped containers. The name EOS stands for something, “evolution of smooth.” Innovative flavors such as melon were used. This was a product unlike anything else found at the pharmacy. Finally, EOS was able to harness the power of celebrity. Socialites like Kim Kardashian were photographed using the brand. Once this happened, EOS really took off. https://www.facebook.com/eos/

Conclusions

By analyzing the Racked drug store marketplace, formulating an effective business plan and capitalizing on use by influencers, EOS became the second most popular lip balm in America.

Discover the Achievements of Adam Milstein

Apr
27

Adam Milstein performs his duties as a specialist in real estate and also in philanthropy. He works as a partner in Hager Pacific. Together with his wife, they have managed to launch the Milstein Foundation. This achievement was actualized in 2000.

 

Milstein was born and raised in Israel. His father, Hillel Milstein, performed his work in Israel as a developer of real estate. Because it is mandatory for a person to serve in Israel’s defense forces after school, Milstein registered and served successfully served his term. After finishing, he enrolled in the Technion, where he managed to obtain a qualification of degree in business administration.

 

While he was studying, he used to assist his parents in the expansion of the real estate enterprise. This made him knowledgeable in property matters.

 

In 1974, Milstein got married to Gila. Soon after the event, the family shifted to the United States. While there, he enrolled in a university and managed to graduate with a master’s degree in the administration of the business. This boosted his skills while working as an expert in the commercial estate.

 

Milstein has been categorized as one of the foremost influencers of Do-Gooders. His philanthropic activities have been recognized globally, and he is listed among the top contributors.

 

In the list of top contributors, he is No. 187. The list is dependent on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Milstein also works as a co-founder of the American-Israeli council. He is the leader of various modern Jewish organizations such as the campus coalitions, AIPAC and StandWithUs.

 

Some of the influential figures who have made it into the list include Elon Musk, Melinda Gates, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michelle Obama, Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

 

AdamMilstein highly values philanthropy, and he regards the activity as one of the most important things in his life. His inclusion on the list was a memorable occasion for him.

 

He has founded the Milstein Foundation with his wife. The organization’s purpose is to administer help to the Israel nation and also strengthen the bond among the Jewish people. The organization has funded many projects that have had a positive impact on the lives of the citizens.

 

The Jewish people are strengthened through the provision of knowledge and expertise in numerous areas. The experience makes it easier for the Jewish people to continue advocating for the welfare of the Israel nation.

 

 

 

BETSY DEVOS, THE EDUCATION REFORMIST, AND POLITICIAN

Apr
25

Elisabeth Betsy DeVos is an American business woman, politician, and philanthropist. She was born on the 8th of January 1958.she is the secretary of education in the trump regime. Edgar Prince, the founder of Prince Corporation, is her father and she is a sister to Erick Prince, the founder of Blackwater formerly of the Navy Seal. Betsy DeVos is the wife to Mr. Dick DeVos the former CEO of Amway, a marketing company.

Mrs. DeVos is a member of the Republican Party and served for five years as the Republican National Committee chairwoman representing Michigan. On top of that, she was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and served for four years from 2996 to 2000 before being re-elected in the same capacity three years later. Mrs. DeVos is well-known being on the forefront of school choice, the plans on school vouchers, charter school systems and her links to the Reformed Christian Community. Apart from serving as a member of the Board of Excellence in Education Foundation, she served as the chair of the Board of Alliance for School of Choice and Action Institute besides being the head of All Children Matter PAC.

Together with her husband Dick, they started a family foundation in 1989. According to the report on their website, the giving’s to the foundation are incited on faith and based on leadership development, fostering transformation and helping in five main areas that include; education, society, arts, leadership and justice. In 2015, the DeVos Foundation reached $139 million; this is after they made an additional $11.6 million in charity. The 2015 Forbes list ranked the DeVos Foundation at no. 24 on the list of top donors in America. Check this related article from nypost.com.

Private schools and Christian Organizations are the primary focus of the DeVos Foundation. Nearly $ 100 million has been donated by the Foundation between years 1999 and 2014. Christian groups received half of that amount. Michigan’s Foundation; Focus on Family, Center for Individual Rights; the Institute for Action; the Institute for Justice; the Pregnancy Resource Center; Right to Life Foundation in Michigan and the Baptist for Life; make the list of top beneficiaries of the DeVos Foundation. In 2009, the DeVos family started Art Prize a global completion that is based on art and are held at Michigan’s Grand Rapids.

During the reelection of Bush campaign, Betsy DeVos raised more than $150 000. She took part in various projects when she served for two years as the chairperson of finance in the Bush administration. When it comes to politics and the Republican Party, the DeVos family has been actively involved and has been the principal donor of the Republican Party candidates. They have spent over $ 17 million to the party since 1989. Through these donations, the DeVos family hoped that the Republican Party wins elections and champion governance while giving priorities to progressive policies.

Visit: http://www.betsydevos.com/policy-involvement/

Jason Hope Is Betting On The Internet Of Things

Apr
14

Jason Hope is a familiar name in the tech industry as a successful entrepreneur and regular writer on all of the latest big things in tech. So, it comes as no surprise that he is looking at The Internet of Things as the single biggest advancement of technology currently hitting the industry.

Jason believes that many of the biggest corporations around the world will invest. There are already toasters, refrigerators, street lights and even door locks that are wirelessly connected, and Jason Hope thinks that this is only just the beginning.

Jason is from Arizona and received his degree in financing from Arizona State University before going on to complete an MBA from the university’s W.P. Carey School of Business and achieve great success in the technology industry.

He has made his philanthropic endeavors a priority in his life, most notably becoming involved with the SENS foundation. The foundation focuses on anti-aging with a particular focus on developing processes to allow for longer lives with an overall better quality of life. Jason notes that the research done by SENS Foundation has become one of his passions largely due to their unique approach to studying anti-aging in looking for cures to diseases that break down the body, like Alzheimer’s and lung and heart disease.

Like Jason Hope on Facebook.

Sawyer Howitt Taking Meriwether Group to Higher Levels

Apr
03

Meriwether group is a company owned up by Sawyer Howitt and his father, David Howitt. David Howitt founded Meriwether Group in 2004, and he is the current CEO of the enterprise. Before forming Meriwether Group, David Howitt held other positions in various companies and had a vast experience in the business sector. Sawyer Howitt is Meriwether’s project manager.

David was born on 8th August 1968. David attended East Grand Rapids High School and later went to Granville’s Denison University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Arts. He majored in Political Science. David began his career in Williamson and Wyatt as an associate attorney and later went to Adidas America as a Corporate Counsel. David Howitt and his wife, Heather Howitt, established Oregon Chai in 1994. Oregon used to sell tea. In 2004, they decided to sell the company and founded Meriwether Group.

Connect with Sawyer Howitt on Google+ >>>

Meriwether Group is an acceleration and advisory company. Meriwether is made of a variety of professionals ranging from lawyers, entrepreneurs amongst others. Meriwether primary role is to advise companies on a range of issues such as: how they can improve their brand name and efficient distribution channels. Other services include how to choose the best licensing product and advise companies which would like to merge.

View Sawyer Howitt’s About.me page for more information >>>

Due to the diversity feature of Meriwether’s services, any business gets the advantage of choosing whatever feature it feels would favour and improve their businesses. Meriwether boasts of every feature that a client would want in its services package.

Meriwether Group is made up of an experienced team of professionals who have worked for various companies. This experience is of great help more so to startup companies who would want to realise their goals. Meriwether also offers to advise if a company would like to change its strategic approach. Meriwether also provides advice on sources of capital, whether it is for the short run or the long term. Meriwether services make it the best option for any company, whether it a startup company or a company seeking to improve. Read Sawyer Howitt’s blog for an inside look at the life of a project manager for Meriwhether Group.

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/public/Sawyer-Howitt

The Growing Reach and Success of the Securus Technologies Video Visitation Solution

Mar
27

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution is now being used by about 180 correctional agencies in the United States at this point in time. Securus Technologies Video Visitation accomplishes about 160,000 individual inmate visits each month. This computes to about 2,000,000 visits annually.

 

According to Securus Technologies, the number of individual inmate visits accomplished through the company’s Video Visitation solution is doubling each year. The company anticipates that this trend will continue in the immediate future as more correctional institutions, and the public at large, learn more about the benefits of Securus Technologies Video Visitation.

 

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation app has been downloaded by friends and family members of incarcerated people over 232,000 times thus far. The company anticipates that this trend will also continue apace as an ever increasing number of loved ones of offenders learn about the benefits of virtual inmate visitation using this solution.

 

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation technology is also enjoying growth in its use because it is highly cost effective. Family members of an incarcerated person oftentimes have to expend what amounts to a significant amount of money to accomplish a visitation with an offender. In many cases, visitation with an incarcerated loved one requires travel to a facility at a distant location.

 

In addition, the Securus Technologies Visual Visitation technology reduces expenses to correctional departments. In this day and age, correctional departments on the federal, state, and local levels are all facing extremely tight budgets. When money can be saved on costs associated with inmate visitation, funds become more readily available to address safety and security issues, both for the sake of institutions, but also for the public at large.

 

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas Texas. The company currently provides services to over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and correctional agencies in North America.

 

Thor Halvorssen Fighting the Good Fight Against Intolerence

Mar
27

Thor Halvorssen describes himself as a human rights advocate but also as a film producer. He has been labeled a champion of the powerless and an advocate for the underdog. He founded the Human Rights Foundation in New York City that is fighting for the liberation of political prisoners and making inroads toward promoting civil and political rights worldwide.Halvorssen also created and is CEO of the Oslo Freedom Forum. An organization that meets once every year to aid the cause of the human condition when experiencing dictatorial governments. Halvorssen has written two books and has the rights to Robert Heinlein’s, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Halvorssen most notably came into the public eye when he was interviewed by Fox New in an attempt by right-leaning Fox to discredit Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign. Halvorssen was known for negative opinions on Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez. Fox assumed that he would also discredit Bernie Sanders, the progressive socialist candidate. Fox, however, was in for a surprise when Halvorssen educated the interviewer on the effective workings of socialist governments in Europe and as a coup de gras Halvorssen proudly admitted supporting Bernie Sanders and giving Sanders campaign the largest allowable donation.At this point, the right-leaning publication, The Weekly Standard, set out to do an intensive study of this intelligent, handsome young man born in Venezuela of privilege and power.

The consensus on Halvorssen is that he is opposed to any government that usurps the rights of their citizens. His efforts around the world are certainly needed because the world is being ruled by an increasing number of despots, tyrants, and those who seek to eliminate the political opposition. One of the first things that despots do is to eliminate a country’s free press. Many in the United States of America see a country that is moving toward a less tolerant and much less hospitable country that is far removed from the views of the founding fathers.

How To Protect Your Business With Online Reputation Management

Mar
24

Do you know that your online reputation can have a major impact on your business? Need to ensure that you are protected against negative and derogatory remarks? Then you should consider getting online reputation management service.

According to OnlineReputationReviews.com, it has become a way of life for people to go online searching for reviews and articles about companies and products, especially if they are planning to make a purchase. A large number of people surf the Internet for information and news about organizations, people, companies and brands. That is why it is essential for every business or professional to take proactive steps in maintaining a good reputation.

It is advisable that entrepreneurs and service providers perform set up a way to monitor and build their reputation. Search engines have become a common resource for research and networking, and you need to learn how to use it to build your credibility.

With the advent of websites, blogging and social media, any person can tarnish a person’s or organization’s image. If you are serious about running a successful business or organization, you need to take control of your reputation. The proliferation of consumer generated media makes it quick and easy for people to express their views or opinion. And this is being carried out at an alarming rate.

Internet surfers and social media users are posting their views and comments online, without showing concern about the consequences of their actions.

The more a company, product or organization is discussed or mentioned on public forums and social networking sites, the greater the chances that its reputation will be challenged by someone. This can include malicious competitors and irate customers.

It is commonplace for people to spread rumors about those that they don’t like. Sometimes they do this just to challenge another company’s integrity.

To avoid these types of situations, it is extremely important that you consult the experts and seek their services. Reputation management professionals have the right tools and resources to help you manage your reputation and build a good image about your organization or company.

Why Equities First Holdings-UK Is A Leader In The Non-Purpose Capital Industry

Mar
20

Equities First Holdings-UK specializes in offering stock-based loans to businesses and high net-worth individuals. The company seeks to provide its clients with innovative financial services through a simple, transparent, and secure process. The loans have attractive terms. This way, more people are able to borrow such loans and enhance their businesses.

The company has been offering non-purpose capital to high-net-worth individuals and businesses for over 10 years. Through its experienced and qualified professionals, the company has managed to close over 700 transactions within this period. Through the funds, clients have been able to expand their business, invest in new areas, and maintain liquidity for optimum operations. Equities First has nine offices around the globe. They are found in London, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

Over the years, Equities First has been offering unique services to its broad client base. For example, the company posits that there is no need to sell one’s stock to access capital if one believes that his or her stocks will appreciate in the future. He or she only needs to contact the firm and discuss a loaning arrangement. After agreeing on the amount of the capital, the client transfers the stocks to the company as collateral and gets a loan of a similar amount, which is forwarded to his or her account. After completing repaying the loan, the financial services firm releases the stocks back to the client. At the end of this process, the borrower retains 100 percent of the market value of his or her stock.

Individuals seeking a career in the financial industry should consider making their applications to Equities First. Interns and fresh graduates are guaranteed to work with experienced financial experts such as AL Christy Jr., Vincent DeFilippo, and Jeff Smith. In addition, one stands to benefit from international exposure, considering that the company has active operations in different parts of the globe.