More Fabletics Stores on the Way

Millions of people have been shopping on the Fabletics website. There are a quite a few people that are interested in what this brand brings to the table. Those that have not heard of the brand yet have the chance to get acquainted with the brand up close and personal. According to Racked, a website that brings fashion news into homes through the web, Kate Hudson and her team are planning to open 100 stores.

This is big news. There are less than 10 stores with the Fabletics label in the United States right now. It may not have been big news if another 2 or 3 stores were opening. This is obviously different though. This is more than 100 stores in the next 5 years. What this says is that Fabletics is planning to compete in a major way with other companies like Old Navy, Academic Sports Academy and Dick’s Sporting Goods on Facebook. This is a company that is all ready to make sure that new customers can be acquired even if the customers do not shop online.

That may be the missing element for Fabletics. The website has been doing well, but co-founders Ressler, Goldenberg and Hudson saw the need to do more. There are people on the outside looking in that would certainly wonder why anyone with a successful website would be interested in moving towards physical stores. This would not seem logical to the average customer. Ressler and Goldenberg recognize trends though. They are well aware that they had already saturated their fan base on the Internet. The only other logical step – as far as they could see it – was to move to the physical stores.

One thing that will improve with the stores is the increase in salespeople that can promote the subscription services on fabletics.ca. Right now people are subscribing primarily because they are getting familiar with the subscription online. There is no one in place that is telling them that about the value of the subscription service. With the opening of 100 stores there will be lots of salespeople in stores that can spread the word about the subscription services that are offered by Fabletics. This is a great way to build the value of the brand and make more people aware of all that is available with this company. It is an interesting strategy that is bound to increase profitability.

September 28, 2016

Posted In: Fashion Company

Doug Levitt travels for change

Singer and songwriter Doug Levitt has found a way to connect America with music. After having a career based in London as a journalist, he came back to America and started what he called ‘ The Greyhound Diaries’ in which he traveled across states showing the struggles people face in today’s society.

Doug Levitt grew up in Washington, DC, and later in life decided delivering the news wasn’t what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to do something that had a meaning behind it and that is how ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ came about. The singer decided that people needed to know the struggles of others around them, so he decided to ride across the country for over seven years doing concerts and all the while posting stories and pictures of people he met.

The Greyhound Diaries was created into a book that shows over 70,000 miles of stories and pictures of the struggles that are happening within our society and sometimes goes unnoticed by others. Not only is there the book, there is also a website that has documented the stories that Doug found as he traveled.

Doug Levitt understands the advantages he has in life and knows that a lot don’t get to have those advantages as a child or an adult. He hoped that by creating ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ project it will help society become aware that there are people that aren’t as lucky and need the support of the communities to provide the care needed.

Check him out on Twitter!

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Music News, Musicians

Andy Wirth’s Focusing Abilities Brings Brighter Future to Squaw Valley

CEO Andy Wirth of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings has an incredible ability to focus. It is that ability that he uses throughout the day to be incredibly successful. Everyone could learn a lesson from his extraordinary ability to focus.

When you first meet Andy Wirth you may notice that he is missing his right arm. He lost that arm during a skydiving accident in October 2013 that left him literally hanging in a vineyard fearing that he would die. At that time he did not know if rescuers would be able to get to him in time, but he focused on staying alive. His grandfather had taken him into the mountains many times as a young boy to teach him survival skills. As a young man, Andy worked as a mountain firefighter. Using the skills that he learned from his grandfather and as a firefighter, he focused on keeping calm and staying alive until help could arrive.

Life has changed since that day for Andy, but his ability to focus has not changed. He now dedicates a good share of his time to participating in ironmen events. Here he not only focuses on winning the race for his age division, but also focuses on the good that these events do for those less fortunate around him. He has even brought some of events to his ski resort. Andy says these events help to take the focus off himself and puts the focus on others.

Andy is also very focused on his job. He tries to come in each day with a positive attitude about what can happen at the resort and in the surrounding area. He realized that those coming to the resort were making a very tough choice. They could choose to enjoy better skiing conditions or they could choose a better atmosphere. Andy began to focus on what would happen if people did not have to make a choice. That is when he had a cup of coffee with the man that could make that change happen. Even though Andy has faced opposition within some community circles, his focus on building a gondola connecting the two resorts has become a reality assuming that the project receives the last governmental approvals needed.

Andy Wirth’s ability to focus is leading to a grand future for the entire Squaw Valley area.

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Business, Outdoors, Squaw Valley

Eric Pulier: Entrepeneur, Philanthropist, Author

Well known philanthropist, Eric Pulier, has been responsible for creating several well known companies and organizations designed to make the world a better place. Born in New Jersey, his early life was spent programming computers and studying literature at Harvard while also taking classes at MIT. He has founded over fifteen companies, including the company People Doing Things, which addresses key issues such as health care and education, through technology.

He created the interactive agency Digital Evolution and the entrepreneur took the lead in the effort to build Starbright World, which is a network that chronically ill children can use to communicate with others and blog. He created this online world in an effort for sick children to express themselves and have a place to go in order to find understanding from other children that were in a similar situation as they were.

Eric Pulier is an philanthropist and donates to several non profit organizations. He often makes donations to organizations that are trying to use technology to tackle a global issue, such as economically disadvantaged communities and permanently disabled children.

Not only is he a philanthropist and a entrepreneur, but he has authored several books, one of which, Understanding Enterprise SOA, helps show business people and technologists what they need to use technology successfully.

Among his other successes, Pulier was also chosen to to create and run the event ‘Bridge to the 21st century,’ which was in celebrate Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s second term run. He designed this event to showcase an array of different issues and how technologies will change these issues in the near future.

The above is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to he amount of projects and startups that Pulier has had his hand in.

See Him On: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pulier

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Authors, Business

Raj Fernando’s Dense Background in Securities

Raj Fernando is a serial entrepreneur. Fernando’s expertise in financial markets and cybersecurity has been commended by former USMC Brigadier, General Stephen Cheney. Raj Fernando has added a great deal of value to the financial industry through developing and implementing risk management, trading, and communications software.

He has also created source code security systems. He grew Chopper Trading into the main major player on global exchanges such as NASDAQ, Fitzgerald-espeed, Broketek, ICE, LSE, Eurex, and CME. The 250 employees that made up the company while he was present were carefully selected. Recruits were chosen based upon their individuality and likelihood of retiring with the company.

Education and experience

Fernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in history. His education stems from studying at University College London and Beloit College. Fernando began his voluminous career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Over the course of several years, he has had many roles at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Afterwards, he went on to found Chopper Trading in 2002. Fernando stayed at the helm of the company since its inception. He took pride in finding stellar recruits that can not only endure the lengthy interview process, but want to retire at the company. Chopper Trading was sold to a financial services leader, DRW in 2015 which lead Fernando into his new endeavors.

Now as the leader of Scoutahead.com, he helps professionals gain critical insights needed to grow their business. He is also a donor to the Clinton Foundation and is advising Hillary Clinton on a government intelligence advisory board.

Fernando is also involved in music and the arts. He is on the board of directors of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He makes humanitarian efforts, being on the board of directors for PAWS Chicago.

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Business

Talk Fusion Is The Number One Platform For Entrepreneurs

The new economy has brought forth people that are looking for new ways to make money. The economic downfall has caused a lot of people to lose trust in regular jobs. Therefore, they have tried their hand at being entrepreneurs. However, this comes with its own challenges. It takes a lot of marketing skills in order for one to be able to succeed as an entrepreneur. People have to be able to persuade the customer into giving whatever it is they are promoting a chance. Most people that are trying to start their own business do not have the money needed in order to come up with an elaborate marketing campaign as well as pay for a spot. Fortunately, there is another option that makes it easy for the user. This option is Talk Fusion.

Talk Fusion is a video communications platform that not only enables people to connect with each other, but also makes it easier for marketers to reach their customers. They are able to send video emails so that the customer will be able to catch on to what is being offered. Text and even audio is really hard to use when it comes to describing a product. However, video is the one thing that makes it easy for people to get what is being talked about. For one thing, people are visual when it comes to products. They need to be shown the product and shown in a good way.

With Talk Fusion, people are able to make sure that the customers know everything they need to know about a product before they decide to buy it. It shows the product in a way that text and audio could never do so. This is why Talk Fusion is useful for all kinds of occasions. People who use Talk Fusion will not want to go back.

More News on Talk Fusion:

Talk Fusion Review – Legit Company or Scam?

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-marketing-leader-talk-fusion-launches-30-day-free-trials-300249666.html

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Business

James Dondero and The Dallas Foundation

The President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, investment advisers, is James Dondero, This Dallas-based investment management company is among the largest alternative investment managers in Texas.

During a search for a competent and experienced partner to manage their more than $3 million philanthropic annual budget, they came across one Mary Jalonick. Ms. Jalonick was the President and CEO of the Dallas Foundation at that time.

The Dallas Foundation is immersed in North Texas, and they have a reputation to having achieved a good track record with the nonprofit community.

Mary and Jim put their heads together to evaluate different strategies to form a framework for charitable giving. They wanted this to be an effective and strong workable idea. Thus, the Highland Dallas Foundation was formed which is an organization to support the Dallas Foundation.

Next James Dondero worked with the Dallas Foundation to hire the former President and CEO, Linda Owen, of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Her focus now is the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., to work with their nonprofit partners to connect Jim’s visions to improve the quality of life in North Texas.

With Linda’s experience and relationships within the community, they will be able to make a great impact on the communities of North Texas.

Jim is a huge supporter of the Veterans in the Dallas communities. He gives his support to the Veteran health care programs and in the education that is available to the veterans.

Along with the Dallas Foundation, he has broadened his philanthropic works to include civic organizations which include the Bush Presidential Library, the Dallas Zoo, and the Perot Museum.

His business ethics go hand in hand with his philanthropic strategies. As a part of his bequests, he employs multi-year grants. In the Philanthropic community, this is a very rare occurrence. These multi-year grants are extremely important to nonprofit organizations because they provide them with a source of funding that is sustainable for the long term. Jim has a very proactive approach to charitable giving. His business platform is global but he invests most of his charitable giving to the local communities of Texas.

More on James Dondero:

http://www.nasdaq.com/quotes/institutional-portfolio/highland-capital-management-lp-112099

http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

http://www.sbfoundation.org/donor-spotlight–james-dondero

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Business

John Goullet and Diversant Are Experts In The IT Business

For most of his career, John Goullet has been working in the industry for IT staffing and hiring. The reason he got behind Diversant and started its predecessor, Info Technologies, was to meet a demand that was needed and he was capable of filling with his expertise. Much of his services revolve around premium customer service, taking the time to make sure the details are right and everything is worked out to the benefit of every party. John always details his reasoning and explains how things work for his clients, along with the team at Diversant standing by to help customers.

John Goullet has put in a lot of work to construct a good philosophy at Diversant LLC, while also ensuring their systems are up to date and constantly innovating to ensuring clients can be handled more efficiently and better services can be provided. For Diversant, computer systems are extremely important, being the main driver for business that other companies need help with. Since first taking up his leading position at Diversant LLC, John has always striven to ensure his team is working at their best and are trying to keep the customers happy and satisfied with their services. John also advocates for strong ethnic diversity and cultural backgrounds, as he believes ethnic diversity in the workplace only improves its quality.

Each clients is unique in the eyes of Diversant, all having their own ideas and needs. There are many that come in looking for new systems to use at their company, while there are many others who come in just looking for updates and fixes on their older ones. Every client is able to choose whatever it is that they need and Diversant will do their very best to help at any time. Today, Diversant LLC is a leading IT company that provides excellent services for staffing and systems to other businesses, and under the leadership of John Goullet, it will continue to grow in the future.

September 27, 2016

Posted In: Business

A Review Of The Progress The SEC Whistleblower Has Made Through Labaton Sucharow

Labaton Sucharow, an established law firm that has been working with SEC Whistleblower lawyers, is among few that have managed to assist clients until they receive compensation for exposing violations of securities laws. Their recent achievement includes a case where one of their clients earned over $17 million having exposed securities violations in the financial services industry.

This is viewed as a major step since the amount represents the second largest award issued by the SEC Whistleblower program since it was introduced in 2010. As part of their policies, the SEC could not reveal details about the specific actions the whistleblower reported about so as to keep his identity anonymous.

Jordan A. Thomas, a senior SEC Whistleblower attorney and the chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at Labaton Sucharow stated that the client blew the whistle and exposed the wrong doings that were prevalent in the financial services industry despite the fact many people kept quiet about the violations so they could protect the investors.

He explains that this is just a beginning and they are encouraging more people with information to join their team for assistance that could lead to determination that will see them walk away with awards from the SEC.

About the SEC Whistleblower Program
Started in 2010, the SEC Whistleblower program is working to eliminate securities violations in the business world. Before the introduction of the program, the reporting procedures available could not guarantee whistleblowers personal security and there were not enough channels to facilitate reporting about international cases. This led to the amendment of the Consumer Protection Act to include policies that were friendly to whistleblowers and effective to make it easy to process cases of securities violations.

Anonymous reporting
To ensure the identity of whistleblowers is protected, the SEC Whistleblower program has the anonymous reporting option where a whistleblower may choose to present the information with their identity shielded from public domain. This provision has motivated many people to present their findings since there is no risk their identity could be revealed in the process.

International whistleblowers
Additionally, the SEC Whistleblower program introduced the international reporting capabilities that have extended to other jurisdictions across the world. According to the SEC, they received 11 percent of total cases in 2011 from other jurisdictions. This number has increased over the years and the system has continued to introduce more features that are friendly to the whistleblowers.

http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2016/06/09/sec-pays-out-17m-whistleblower-award

September 14, 2016

Posted In: Attorneys

How Securus Technologies is Transforming the Prison Industry

Securus Technologies is one of the established leaders in the provision of inmate technologies in the prison industry. The criminal and civil justice technology solutions from Securus Technologies are aimed at fostering public safety, monitoring, investigation as well as corrections among several others. The firm recently launched its digitized forms application, which I firmly believe will go far way in facilitating the service delivery in our prisons.

 

The ConnectUs’ Inmate Forms and Grievance app will save our correctional facilities a lot regarding money and time. According to the Vice President of Securus Technologies, Russell Roberts, the firm is committed to offering prison technologies solutions, which will help improve their customer experience. For many years, the prison industry has been using paper forms for almost all, if not all, of the different inmate requests. As a result, our correctional staff and the prison authority’s end up spending a lot of time to distribute, collect, review and approve the various inmate request paper forms from the prisoners.

 

With the new, responsive technology from Securus Technologies, processing inmate requests will be much easier and quicker. The ConnectUs application will enable the prison management as well as the prisoners even to change things on the requests. Additionally, in such a case that the requests need to be replaced, it will be done within no time, and no any printing will be required. The Inmate Forms and Grievance app on ConnectUs have transformed our prison industry from processing inmate requests manually with the digital automation. On average, the ConnectUs application automates 13.8 request forms per inmate per month. Inherently, it saves a lot of time, which can be directed to other pressing matters in the security and safety sector.

 

The ConnectUs’ Inmate Forms and Grievance app is a robust inmate platform that is without an equal in the market. The application enables the prisoners to access and send information in the most efficient way possible. Besides, the Securus Technologies’ platform offers features and services that the prison industry had no access to previously. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies provides its services to more than 3,420 prisons and over 1,200,000 prisoners across America.

 

September 9, 2016

Posted In: Business, Inmate Communication