Posts Tagged by Business
|April 4, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
o Provides additional space to support business growth o Open house ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Campbell Mayor
GCA Equity Partners, LLC announced that it has officially opened its new office at Lincoln Court in Campbell, CA. The company marked the occasion with an open house on March 29th, attended by nearly 100 well-wishers and dignitaries.
Campbell Mayor Michael Kotowski hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the event. GCA recently moved from Santa Clara and has leased approximately 1,000 square feet of Class A office space to support its growing real estate financing and investment businesses.
“We’re very pleased to open our new headquarters in Campbell,” said Thomas Braegelmann, CEO of GCA Equity Partners. “We have an excellent location and the all the space necessary to accommodate our expanding support team.”
Campbell mayor Michael Kotowski added, “The City of Campbell has always been a great place to do business, and we’re thrilled to have GCA Equity Partners open a new office here.”
The company’s projects range from financing real estate purchase and remodeling projects to managing a real estate investment fund. Capital for the real estate projects comes from private investors as well as from its GCA California Real Estate Fund. For more information on GCA Equity Partners, visit its website at http://www.gcaequitypartners.com
GCA Equity Partners, LLC is an investment management company focused on asset-based real estate investment opportunities. The company has its main office in Campbell, CA – but invests in projects globally. For more information, visit http://www.gcaequitypartners.com
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|March 13, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
RentalHomeDomains.com is offering vanity Real Estate web addresses for rent or purchase. One of a kind website names help Real Estate brokers managers and agents brand themselves as the source for rental homes in their local community.
A new service offered by RentalHomeDomains.com allows real estate professionals of all levels the opportunity to rent or own a coveted web url that they can use in three ways according to Scott Alliy an Internet marketing expert and creator of the new vanity Real Estate address rental program.
Real Estate pros who rent or buy a vanity Real Estate url from RentalHomeDomains.com can use it to redirect traffic to their current website, to develop a new business website upon,and can even generate new revenue streams by subletting space to area real estate businesses and or by selling sponsorships and ad space to local businesses.
The fact that the Real Estate industry has suffered since the crash of 2008 is no secret says Scott and there is also no secret that home mortgage funding and credit is tight he adds. Both these negative factors combine to create an environment where home rental is expected to soar and that presents a real ground floor opportunity for savvy Real Estate pros who act quickly to stake their claim says Scott.
Renting or purchasing a solid rental home url like those being offered at RentalHomeDomains.com is the quickest and best way to brand yourself as the source for Rental Homes in your community says Scott who is a veteran Internet marketing expert with several successful Internet businesses to his credit.
Owning a memorable and easy to remember GEO specific Rental Home domain name provides owners a unique opportunity to receive mounds of free word of mouth advertising saving you and your business loads of advertising dollars that can be used for other business or personal needs says Scott.
The company offers two ways for Real Estate pros to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to gain a highly attractive web address that can be easily shared by prospects and customers using various social media outlets.
Real Estate pros that want to gain a competitive edge on their competition and in fact capture the local home rental market can rent a powerful attractive business producing and money saving web address by visiting http://www.RentalHomeDomains.com or contacting the company to directly at (800) 712-5568 x108 to check availability and for more details.
Real Estate pros who are ready to make a stronger comitment towards becoming the source for Rental Homes in their community and local market area can purchase one or more vanity web addresses from domain name reseller KetMo.com.
Either method you choose Scott encourages interested Real Estate pros to act quickly since as noted on the website http://www.RentalHomeDomains.com the web address
Scott reminds interested vanity Real Estate url renters or purchasers that the names being offered are on-of-a-kind and that once they are taken that business has immediately branded themselves as the source for Rental Homes in that community.
For more information please visit http://www.RentalHomeDomains.com
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KetMo.com is a domain name solutions provider offering domain name sales auction parking broker services ecommerce business consulting and other domain name monetization programs.
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|March 5, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
Marketing Attraction Specialist Mari-Lyn Harris and professional entertainer Shondra Jepperson have designed a full day of workshops From the speakers to the content, every portion of this Bootcamp is designed to align your creative talents with practical business strategies focusing on the How To’s in marketing yourself.
Harris commented, “We wanted to offer a day that would support those who envision themselves having their occupation as their avocation, and that they thrive not just surviving. You may be doing what you love to do but are you able to make a living at it? This is where marketing skills can really come into play.”
Jepperson continued, “It’s really important for those of us in the creative and performing arts to understand and feel comfortable with marketing ourselves and what we do. Most artists prefer someone else to do this for them which is fine and it’s also empowering to know you have the skills in which to do this for yourself as well.”
The marketing bootcamp will cover all sides all aspects of marketing from preparing media kits, social media, contracting agreements with client, sales strategies including information on basic law regarding copyright, trademarking and how to protect your product(s) when involved in larger business projects.
Part of the BootCamp will included Michael Dergo who is a lawyer from Phoenix who specializes in business law, sports and entertainment law, criminal litigation and civil litigation
Wanting to make this affordable for the artist community, The Entertainer & Artist Marketing Bootcamp price for the full day is $60.00 with advance registration and $85.00 at the door. For more information and registration http://artmarketing.heartatworkonline.org
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|February 23, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
Robert L. Brady, Founder of BLR®–Business & Legal Resources has been honored by Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) with inclusion to their annual Power 101 list.
Brentwood, TN –Robert L. Brady, Founder of BLR® –Business & Legal Resources has been honored byIndustrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) with inclusion to their annual Power 101 list. ISHN is the premier journal for safety and health professionals.
The magazine wrote: “Robert Brady is an attorney and CEO since 1977 of Business & Legal Resources, a subscription-
To be included in the Power 101 list, Brady had to meet several criteria, including the ability to reach a national audience and create a community of professionals through conferences, seminars, and special interest groups, branded media products, websites, web forums, and other channels that enhance the safety profession.
The inclusion also reflects the magazine’s recognition of Bob’s “innovation and creativity — development of EHS-related research, theories, models, performance measures, communications products, and best practices.”
“I am extremely honored to be selected to the ISHN Power 101 list,” Brady said. “It’s the result of the hard work put in by a lot of smart and dedicated professionals at BLR who produce Safety Daily Advisor (http://safetydailyadvisor.blr.com/
For over 35 years, BLR® has simplified compliance with state and federal legal requirements, helping U.S. businesses become more successful. BLR® offers authoritative content, training, and practical, easy-to-use tools for the HR& employment law, workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation & benefits, and politics & legal markets. Through our expert in-house editors and exclusive attorney network, we provide the most comprehensive, reliable state-specific information available — and we do it in all 50 states. Our award-winning information products — including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services — give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available at affordable prices.
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We help U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and we help them become more successful. For more information, please visit www.BLR.com.
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|February 21, 2012||Filled under daily releases||
|February 21, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
Fast-Growing Pet Franchise Honored as 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner
Los Angeles, CA – February 20, 2012 – The Zoom Room®, the world’s first dog agility training franchise and the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in America has been named Best in Category for Pet Services by the Franchise Business Review. The announcement was made this week through the 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands.
On top of earning the high distinction as Best in Category for Pet Services, the Zoom Room was also ranked #3 on a list of the Top 50 Franchises, in all categories, in the nation with under 50 units. Now in its seventh year, the “FBR50” is the only awards program to look at actual franchisee satisfaction data and rank companies through these specific criteria. Based on a survey of more than 22,000 franchisees representing more than 300 franchise brands, the 2012 award winners represent a variety of franchise concepts and industries.
“There are some outstanding franchisors associated with these awards, and to be included among them is exceptional,”
The Zoom Room, founded by animal training expert Jaime Van Wye, focuses on the bond between the owner and their dog by offering an array of classes and activities for mainstream consumers in a modern, social atmosphere.
Franchise Business Review annually recognizes franchisors with the highest overall franchisee satisfaction based on its survey of franchisees. The survey includes 33 benchmark questions, relating to the franchisee’s experience and satisfaction as well as market area, business lifestyle, and other demographic characteristics. Franchise Business Review contacts each franchisee individually with an average franchisee participation rate of 70 percent.
“We’re seeing more of a focus from franchisors on unit profitability. This has been a big focus for operators in the past several years, but now it seems franchisors are actually responding. Franchisees are rating support from franchisors better than they were a few years ago,” said Franchise Business Review President Michelle Rowan. “Everybody’
For more information about the Zoom Room, please visit http://www.ZoomRoomOnline.com.
About The Zoom Room®
The Zoom Room is a dog training center and canine social club specializing in dog agility. Founded in 2007 by expert dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, The Zoom Room offers dozens of classes teaching dog owners how to train their dogs, in addition to hosting events such as dog birthday parties, breed meet-up groups and fundraising events. For more information, visit http://www.ZoomRoomOnline.com.
About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The firm’s services include commissioned franchise research projects, as well as industry-wide studies of franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, and can be reached at (603) 433-2270. Please visit http://www.FBR50.com for more information.
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|February 13, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
Robert Fineman has been selected from a pool of CPA’s across Massachusetts to serve on a panel of four tax experts for the Boston Herald for the next 9 Fridays in a column called “TaxSmart.” The panel will answer tax questions sent in by readers.
Robert S. Fineman, CPA of Robert S. Fineman, PC, an accounting firm based in Norwood, Massachusetts has been selected amongst a pool of CPA’s from across the state to serve on a panel of four tax experts for the Boston Herald. For the next 9 weeks the panel will be answering tax questions sent into the Herald by readers in a column called “TaxSmart.”
Bob Fineman and the other panelists will also be interviewed for a tax related video, which will be located on the Boston Herald website.
Mr. Fineman will also be contributing to the Boston Herald blog and will participate in an online chat with readers who have tax questions.
The February 10th Boston Herald article by Jerry Kronenberg quoted Bob Fineman, and invited readers to send in their tax questions.
Established in 1992 and found online at http://www.finemancpa.com -the accounting firm of Robert S. Fineman, PC is a group of Certified Public Accountants, Bookkeepers, Business and Tax Advisors, that provides creative financial solutions to businesses and individuals.
Bob Fineman’s practice deals with growing businesses and individual taxes. One area his firm specializes in is helping clients understand how to best take advantage of everything that is available to them within the tax laws. He takes great pride in saving his clients significant tax dollars.
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* Business consulting and planning
* Preparation of Individual, Corporate, Partnership, Estate, Gift and Non-Profit Tax Returns
* Tax Planning
* Train Financial Personnel, including QuickBooks Training
* Start-up Business Consulting, including choice of Entity
* Preparation of Financial statements
Bob is the founder of The Fineman Absolute Minimum Tax System, which is a non-duplicable system designed to capture all deductions available to taxpayers within the tax laws. This system is designed for clients to pay the absolute minimum in taxes.
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|February 10, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
For the second straight year of ranking American law firms, U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have named FSB FisherBroyles, LLP (“FSB”) as one of the nation’s best law firms.
For the second straight year of ranking American law firms, U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have named FSB FisherBroyles, LLP (“FSB”) as one of the nation’s best law firms. Additionally, two FSB partners, James E. Meadows, of the Atlanta office, and Harvey A. Kurtz, of the Chicago office, were listed by Best Lawyers as Leading Lawyers in their respective practice areas of Information Technology Law and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. FSB’s Information Technology practice was specifically highlighted in the rankings as a Tier 1 Atlanta firm in that market.
The national distinction is especially significant given the firm’s upcoming 10-year anniversary since its founding in April 2002. “Being recognized as a top tier firm for two years in a row is a notable achievement for any firm, and especially so for a younger firm like FSB,” said FSB co-founder Kevin E. Broyles. “FSB was founded less than ten years ago and now is recognized as standing shoulder-to-
“We believe that this second year of recognition by U.S. News and Best Lawyers of our firm’s expertise and breadth of experience demonstrates our staying power,” commented FSB’s other co-founder James M. Fisher II. “We are successfully recruiting additional partners in the top tier of their practice areas across the United States as our unique business model continues to gain traction nationally.”
The U.S. News rankings accompany another milestone recognition for the firm. Recently, Business-to-
“Each FSB partner is a seasoned veteran of one of the nation’s largest law firms or corporate legal departments,”
For additional information about the firm, please contact Bill Lynch, Director of Business Development, at email@example.com.
About FSB. Founded in 2002, FSB FisherBroyles, LLP is a full-service national law firm with 65 partners in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Charlotte. FSB is the first national law firm that has integrated the concepts of “cloud computing” and “cloud commuting” to create unparalleled economy and efficiency in the practice of law. Comprised exclusively of partner-level attorneys from the largest law firms and corporations in the world, FSB offers cost-effective legal solutions to global clients such as American Express, Morgan Stanley, BB&T, and Porsche Cars North America, among others. FSB has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in the country by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.
About the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. An unprecedented amount of data was collected in the project’s second year. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Law firm clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. These reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.9 million evaluations of 41,284 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers® in its most recent annual survey of leading lawyers.
All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, a tiering system was used rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firms.
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|February 10, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
John Ferguson to drive new product sales geared towards the company’s fast-growing community of retailers and manufacturers.
Chicago, IL — Shotfarm, home of the first industry centralized Product Content Network, announced today that John Ferguson, former SVP of Sales for Getty Images has joined the start-up as EVP of Sales and Business Development.
Ferguson will spearhead the sales strategy for shotfarm’s new generation of workflow and technology tools for retailers and manufacturers, including Rich Media eCommerce Hosting and Digital Asset Management products. He brings more than 20 years of sales and business development experience to the role, including a strong background in the stock photography industry.
“As shotfarm extends its product suite to include turnkey technology products that cover the full range of product image and content management needs, John’s ability to define and deliver image solutions for customers will be a critical asset,” says shotfarm CEO Mike Lapchick.
In his roles at Getty Images and as CEO of a21 Group’s Superstock.com, Ferguson gained a deep understanding of the intricacies of image management, a fitting foundation for his new position at shotfarm. At Getty, Ferguson led the Americas Sales team and helped integrate many acquisitions to broaden the company’s photography offerings.
Upon joining the shotfarm team, Ferguson said, “Shotfarm’
Ferguson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and holds an MBA in International Business from DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. To learn more about shotfarm’s existing and soon-to-be-released products and services, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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