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EOS Captures the Market and Fast Company Tracks the Amazing Success Story

Fast Company tracks companies that are moving fast. Evolution of Smooth fits the bill in every way. This a company that sells a million units of lip balm a week. It is also the company that gets the attention of a lot celebrities. People are buzzing about this product on social media, and there seems to be a lot of new customers that are taking interest in what this company has to offer.

The majority of people that are buying these products are millennials. This is the new generation of consumers that are looking for more from their lip balm. ChapStick has been around for a long time, but the Evolution of Smooth represents interesting change. This is the company that has managed to survive and even dominate simply by presenting a new spin on something old. Lip balm went from being something that people used occasionally during the winter months to being as popular as lip gloss with young girls. Facebook and Twitter pages for the EOS lip balm went up. Thousands of people would post comments on their favorite flavors. A buzz would started to circulate on the Internet that had never been witnessed for something like a lip balm product. This was very interesting to see. To learn more, visit the evolutionofsmooth website and Linked In page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/eos-products-evolution-of-smooth-).

People have continued to support EOS because this company is among the best in the industry. It has continued to be a dominant player in an industry that was once known for ChapStick only. This was the clear leader for many years, but the rivalry has started. People have choices now. They can decide on the limited ChapStick flavors or introduce their lips to the bountiful flavors of Evolution of Smooth products on eBay. For most millennials the choice doesn’t seem like a choice at all. For many, EOS is the clear winner.

 

Fabletics – Breast Cancer Awareness

In the ongoing battle against breast cancer, real progress has been made in the last several decades. But the war against it is far from over, and those fighting it need all of the allies that they can get. Not all of these have to be medical professionals. Celebrities from various industries have been shown to be very effective in increasing breast cancer awareness levels among the public and soliciting donations for various organizations. Actress Angelina Jolie and singer Sheryl Crow are among the high profile entertainers who have lent their names to this cause.

And now they are joined by actress/fashion designer Kate Hudson. It was announced in September that Hudson would be October’s honorary ambassador to Fashion Target Breast Cancer (FTBC). This British-based organization was founded in 1996 as a fashion-based charity to raise money for breast cancer research in the United Kingdom. Since its inception, FTBC has raised £14,000,000 with the help of fashion industry icons like Ralph Lauren, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss. Hudson was recruited by fellow designer Michael Korrs and in addition to her “ambassadorial” duties for the organization, has designed a special outfit for it. Part of the revenue from this athletic ensemble which includes leggings, a sports bra, and two tank tops, will go to FTBC. And as a celebrity who advocates a healthy lifestyle, Hudson seems a natural choice for this position. In addition for being a proponent for diet and exercise, she is a co-founder of the athletic clothing line Fabletics.

Read more: The Council Of Fashion Designers Of America And Fabletics Join Forces For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Founded in 2013 with partners Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, Fabletics offers a line of the very popular clothing and accessories known as “athleisure”. The company opened several brick and mortar stores in malls at several cross-country locations in 2015. It is projected to add seventy-five to a hundred new locations nationwide by 2020. The company offers a subscription survey for regular shoppers. These consumers first fill out a survey based on clothing preferences and lifestyle needs. The first personalized outfit costs $25. Then, for a monthly fee of $49, Fabletics will provide these shoppers with a new personalized outfit every month. Subscribers also have the option of “un-subscribing” from month to month. The subscription can be canceled at any time as well. Fabletics added a men’s “active wear” line in 2015, and added bathing suits and dresses to its collection in 2016. The line has been favorably compared in terms of style and durability to other high profile sportswear designers and has been featured in well-known fashion magazines such as Vogue.

So given Fabeltics’ rising star within the fashion industry, watchers should not only expect to see a lot of Hudson as a charity spokeswoman, but on runways as well.

Learn more about Fabletics: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/kate-hudson-makes-her-new-fabletics-spot-feel-youre-scrolling-through-her-instagram-feed-172709

 

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Investor Protection Fund Used For Record Labaton Sucharow Payout

The financial attorney’s at Labaton Sucharow have seen the creation of a new team in the 21st century dedicated to assisting whistleblower’s entering the program established by the financial regulation agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The latest regulations introduced by the U.S. Congress came in 2010 following the 2008 economic slowdown, which many memebrs of the political and economic community blamed on a lack of oversight and regulation for Wall Street and other areas of the financial industry; the SEC whistleblower program was developed as part of the Dodd-Frank Act that passed through Congress to increase regulation for the U.S. financial community.

The head of the Labaton Sucharow SEC whistleblower team is Jordan Thomas, a respected attorney specializing in financial issues who has brought cases against major financial groups allowing billions of dollars to be returned to investors. Initial options to increase the number of whistleblowers in the financial industry have seen the provision of a major fund by the U.S. Congress to ensure each individual can receive anonymous financial rewards based on the evidence they provided to the SEC; Jordan Thomas works with clients to ensure they receive their highest level of financial reward as they also receive a high level of protection to keep their anonymity intact.

The team at Labaton Sucharow work with those looking to raise the alarm about potential financial wrongdoing to make sure they do not place their reputation on the line without first completing a thorough investigation into the issues raised. The complex nature of financial regulation means expert legal advice should always be sought to make sure evidence of financial wrongdoing has been uncovered, and is presented to the SEC at the correct time; the team at Labaton Sucharow also work hard to makes rue each whistleblower meets the eligibility criteria laid down by the SEC.

Jordan Thomas has recently taken time out of his busy schedule to explain how he believes the increased regulation of the whistleblower program from the SEC will have a major effect on the future of cases brought in the financial industry. Financial rewards play their part in the future of the SEC whistleblower program, but another important factor in the growth of the numbers of whistleblowers is the ability of the individual to remain anonymous with their employment protected by federal rules and regulations.

Learning from the Madison Street Capital; the best Investment Bank in Chicago

Madison Street Capital is one of the most famous investment banks operating worldwide. The company has offices in all parts of the globe as it has a presence in North America, Asia, and even Africa. The Madison Street Capital is a firm believer of integrity as well as excellence and leadership. Madison Street Capital specializes in various services such as corporate financial advisory as well as acquisition expertise and valuation of publicly and private held company. Madison Street Capital also specializes in financial options, and this places most of their clients in a succeeding position in this competitive world. The company is based in Chicago.

Recently, Madison Street Capital was announced as a finalist in the 15th annual M&A Advisor Awards by the M& A advisor. This award is seen as the highest award that can be given in the financial industry. The main aim of this award is to recognize those companies that have specialized in deal making as well as financing and restructuring. The award is also aimed at celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by established firms and professionals. The Madison Street Capital was nominated for two categories. These two categories were Boutique investment banking firm of the year as well as Industrial Deal of the year for industries below $100 million.

One of these nominations was in recognition of the role that Madison Street Capital played in the buying of Acuna and associates by another firm called Dowco. This transaction was facilitated by Madison Street Capital senior managing Director who goes by the name Karl D’Cunha. The Madison Street founder, as well as the CEO Mr. Charles Botchway, said that the firm was pleased to have assisted in the acquisition of Acuna and Associates and also they were honored to be still running in the Boutique investment banking firm of the year. The founder also noted that Madison Street Capital deal makers were always working around the clock to satisfy their clients’ needs. Madison Street Capital senior managing director acknowledged that the acquisition of Acuna $ associates by Dowco was a difficult transaction that involved delicate processes. The winners of this prestigious awards will be announced on 9th November at the 15th annual M& A Advisor Awards Gala that will be held at the New York Athletic Club.

Madison Capital professionals have the required experience that is crucial in middle market investment banking. Madison Capital is suitable for business owners seeking to make acquisitions of other companies or those who are also seeking to sell their businesses. Madison Street Capital is also very experienced in building very effective exit strategies or even dealing with matters of corporate governance. The company has a rich history of execution of tasks as well as excellence in investment banking. The organization also support philanthropic causes such as the United Way.

 

Responding to Negative Reviews

Businesses need to create a professional and positive image for their customers. The customers need to view the company as a reputable place to get quality products or services in a timely fashion. There are management firms like onlinereputationreviews.com founded specifically to help other companies and people to control their online reputations. In a world that revolves around online interactions, these reputation management firms bring businesses and customers together to create a needed image of positive professionalism.

Businesses are not the only ones that use these reputation management firms. There are many organizations, and people that are consistently in the public eye, that rely on these firms to manage their reputations in the online world. Politicians, for example, will have teams of people in a firm readily available to help put out fires and keep their client’s image intact. Tools are made available to clients that allow them to track mentions of their name or brand online, but an individual could do these searches themselves if the company is on a tight budget.

Negative reputation sources, such as a scathing review by a disgruntled customer or bad ‘insider’ information from an employee that had been fired, need to be handled immaterially. The company should respond to the customer’s review and assure them that this experience was a mishap. The company is willing and capable of making up for those negative experiences. This will show both the customer, and other potential customers, that the company cares. They want the best experience for the customer when dealing with their product or service.

Of course, reactive management is not the only way to keep an image positive in the online world. The organization will need to be proactive with social media to create an online brand that fits well with their product while being interactive with their customer base. This can be done by posting updates about new products, improvements being made, and uplifting stories about a customer’s experience with the product. Customers that come across their social media will be more inclined to enjoy their time shopping if they know the company values them as people.

 

Securus Develops Groundbreaking Software

The nation’s leading provider of safety solutions for corrections, investigation, public safety, monitoring, and a provider of justice technology solutions in both the civil and criminal arenas has just received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. This prestigious company is none other than Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies’ Senior VP of Operations released a statement in which he said he was proud of his company’s achievement. Securus has worked hand in hand with the Better Business Bureau to make sure it meets all standards for trust and honesty in its marketing, advertisements, and customer service.

In addition to its recent honors from the BBB Securus has also developed a groundbreaking software that will be of great use to law enforcement officials nationwide. Securus Technologies has developed a program known as Investigator Pro 4.0. It is a remarkable piece of software because it allows searching of phone calls made through the prison inmate system with voice recognition and matching. A criminal investigator who approaches a facility where Securus operates can now select a single voice sample from a phone call and have it matched to all other phone calls in which that voice was heard. Investigators can identify the party who made the phone call to the prisoner in addition to all prisoners in the facility themselves.

This program empowers investigators to stop organized crime like never before. Many criminal organizations have members both on the inside and outside of prison and they coordinate activities by speaking to each other through the phone in code. They may even give parts of the code to one inmate and the rest of the code to another. Now all of these phone calls can be searched more easily and put together so that investigators have more valuable evidence at their disposal for solving and preventing crimes. This is all thanks to the trustworthy company Securus Technologies.

Securus Video Visitation – Homework from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

David Oslo REG Launches New Real Estate Application

In June of this year, Davos Real Estate Group (REG) recently developed an app called “Davos CAP Calculator”, given said name in a statement to its customers. Says Gerard Gonzales, “Through Davos CAP Calculator, customers can estimate the price of rent on the property that best suits (their) projected income.” Davos says that this app will be useful when gauging the ROI of real estate properties. The app was developed by Tecknolution, whom Gonzales began working with to make the app useful when calculating real estate. The app is currently available for both IOS and Android devices. The app, in fact, is part of a series of complementary apps focused on providing property identification and assistance via a chat with an agent at Davos REG. https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-osio-a3ba047

David Osio himself is the founder of Davos Financial Group of companies in Venezuela. Since its founding in 1993, Davos functions on providing financial advice to certain customers. Since 1981, when Osio managed a coffee export program as CEO, he has found himself being in charge of several positions. In 1984, he joined the Caracas law firm MGO, where he managed corporate clients such as Consolidated Bank and Ferro Corp.

The success of Davos Financial Group lies in its ability to tailor each of its financial advice sectors towards the needs of its clients, allowing each client to receive one on one consulting. According to PR News, Davos REG recently took on a 60% increase in the number of agents, resulting in a 75% sales increase.

Says David Osio of the new application for real estate clients “The direction of Davos REG, in line with what has been our business objective, has seen the need to develop a mobile application that allows us to assist in financially guiding our clients when investing in real estate in the United States.”

Additionally, David Osio has received many awards because of his generous charitable work, including the Medal of Honor by the United States Congress, and is a 2014 Miami Award Winner. He has received many awards for his charitable work, especially from Florida.

The original article on the application can be found here

Tools and Responsibility With Online Reputation Management

If there is anything that could be said about running a business and online reputation management, it is that each one of these activities are full time jobs in and of themselves. Therefore, it is important for one to be able to find a balance or someone that can provide some of the leg work needed. For one thing, it is important to figure out what is more important. Perhaps the best thing to do is work on online reputation management before working on the business. However, the better thing to do is get help in many other aspects of the business as it depends on the type of company that is being run.
One thing that could be done is to get reputation management tools. These are the tools that will check if there has been any negative mentions of the company. It is then up to the company owner to decide how he is going to respond to the negative mention. For one thing, it is not good for him to respond to everyone. The better thing to do would be for him to just look for the ones that go into detail about what the company may have done wrong. Then he could respond accordingly.

One of the best aspects of the business is not that it does not get any bad reviews or complaints. It is how the company handles the complaints. For instance, if the company is able to resolve the complaint in a manner that is very satisfactory for the customer, then he will gain the trust of the customer as well as other customers. Another thing that will make other customers trust him is if he takes responsibility for any mistakes he has made. A business owner that carries the belief that he can’t make any mistakes is not trusted by customers.

 

Doe Deere Makes No Apologies

Doe Deere
Recently Galore Magazine did an article about Doe Deere. Doe Deere is a big name individual when it comes to cosmetics, and Galore Mag wanted to get some information about her background and also about how she got into makeup. Doe Deere remembers being a young child that loved fashion and makeup. When she was living in Russia with her mother and father, she loved to put on her mother’s clothing and jewelry. She would pretend like she was an adult, and she would feel beautiful. Later Doe Deere and her family moved to New York, and she can remember the first time that she had an experience with make up. Doe Deere was only nine years old, and she was at a slumber party with some of her girlfriends. They were trying to get into the mood of the night, so she decided to break out her makeup and she painted her entire face to look scary.

Doe Deere is known as an expert when it comes to make up, but that had not always been the case. Doe Deere had to learn how to wear makeup. For quite some time she was really bad, but after a while she discovered theatrical makeup, and that totally changed her world. Deere realized that make up could totally change the way that a person felt and the way that they looked. Deere loved the fact that theatrical makeup was pigmented and bright, but at the same time she wanted to find a way to get the same richness of theatrical makeup on a cosmetic level. Deere decided to make her own cosmetic line, because make up was something that she really loved.

Deere decided to name her brand Lime Crime, because she copied the name that she had for her eBay store. She started her eBay store in 2004, and she chose the name of Lime Crime because her favorite color is green, and she used the word ‘crime’ because it rhymes with lime. Deere registered that name, and she really liked it, but if she would’ve known that her brand was going to be so popular, she probably would’ve chosen something more subtle and versatile. Deere calls her fans unicorns, because they are people who are born different. They are proud of their differences, and that is why they are unique. Deere believes that it takes a special kind of person to be proud of the differences that we have, and that is the reason why her fans are called unicorns.

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Doe Deere is a woman that is fearless, and she has an amazing sense of style. Deere was inspired by women such as Suze Orman and Arianna Huffington. She also was able to make the cover of Self Magazine with those ladies as one of Self Magazine’s Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs Of The Year.

Learn more: http://guestofaguest.com/los-angeles/interview/interview-lime-crimes-doe-deere-on-how-to-make-your-dreams-come-true

Fabletics Dominating Women’s Active Wear And Planning Up To 100 New Stores

You’ve seen the great TV spots with Kate Hudson wearing active wear from the Fabletics line she co-founded. The brand has become a leader in comfortable work-out gear, both in e-commerce and now in brick and mortar stores.

Fabletics’ business co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler have recently announced Fabletics clothing you can touch and try on. The branding geniuses are covering all the fashionable bases, planning on adding up to 100 retail stores across the country within the next five years.

Fabletics exploded on to the active wear scene just three years ago and has swiftly soared to the top. The brand is proud of its one million VIP members located around the globe. Having a online subscription start-up is no easy feat. Many of them begin beautifully and then quickly burn out, but Fabletics has maintained its prime spot at the top.

Many would credit Kate Hudson for the brand’s growing popularity. She really wears the clothing that has her signature casual chic style all over the line on. When she’s not on the Hollywood red carpet, she’s a normal mom with two young boys living an active lifestyle. The brand’s philosophy is simple: “Live your passion.” Kate Hudson wants to encourage Fabletics members to keep moving, stay healthy and wear clothing that is affordable, looks great and offers fit and function.

Fabletics’ entire line is designed and produced in-house at the company’s large L.A. headquarters. The active wear brand is able to create numerous new styles each month and pass the savings on to VIP members. When a shopper joins subscription membership, they will save up to 50% off regular pricing and earn points towards free loyalty items. The first outfit for new VIP members costs just $25 with free shipping. Plus, VIP members can shop Kate Hudson’s closet each month and buy the actress’ favorites.

As a VIP member, the shopper always has the power to shop or not shop every month. It’s easy to opt out, too. A VIP logs into her account to click on the “Skip the Month” button by the 5th of each month, and then she won’t be charged.

If a VIP fails to take action by that window of time, then her credit card will be charged $49.95 on the 6th until she cancels.

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