IN-GRY GIBT DIE ERÖFFNUNG SEINES NEUESTEN BÜROS IM FRÜHJAHR 2018 IN GRENADA (SPANIEN) BEKANNT

MONTREAL, 17. Juni 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, das in Quebec ansässige, auf die Transformation von Organisationen, den Einsatz von Lösungen für Human Resources und die intelligente Automatisierung von Aufgaben und Prozessen mittels robotergesteuerter Prozessautomatisierung (RPA) spezialisierte Unternehmen, gibt die Eröffnung seines neuesten Büros im Frühjahr 2018 in Grenada (Spanien) bekannt.

Seit seiner Gründung hat das nordamerikanische Team von IN-RGY spürbar zur Verbreitung und Weiterentwicklung von Lösungen für das Human-Resources-Management in großen Unternehmen und Organisationen wie Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney und anderen beigetragen.

Das spanische Büro ist nach dem in Atlanta, das 2016 eröffnet wurde, und dem 2008 eröffneten Hauptbüro in Montreal das dritte Auslieferungszentrum. Die Büros in Atlanta und Montreal markierten das Erscheinen von IN-RGY auf dem nordamerikanischen Markt und ebenso dessen Willen, enge Beziehungen mit seinen Kunden und Partnern aufzubauen. Dieses dritte Büro steht nunmehr für die Ausdehnung der Tätigkeit von IN-RGY auf die Alte Welt und bestätigt seinen Willen, sich selbst auf lange Sicht in Europa zu entwickeln.

Thierry Bodson, der CEO des Unternehmens, erklärt: “Nähe zu unseren Kunden ist eine der Prioritäten von IN-RGY. Die Eröffnung unseres Büros in Granada illustriert unsere Entschlossenheit, stets unseren weltweit operierenden Kunden näher zu sein und ihren europäischen Abteilungen vor Ort besseres Coaching zur Verfügung stellen zu können. Unsere Kunden sind immer auf der Suche nach guten Fachleuten für die Umgestaltung von Organisationen, für Lösungen im Bereich Human-Resources-Management und für die robotergesteuerte Prozessautomatisierung. Um auf ihre Bedürfnisse einzugehen, haben wir den festen Willen, ein Team aufzubauen, das sowohl im Wort- als auch im übertragenen Sinne eine Sprache spricht. Unsere Spezialisten halten Fortbildungen in Unternehmen und unterstützen sie im Verlauf ihrer digitalen Umgestaltung. Sie schätzen die Bedürfnisse von Unternehmen ein und bieten eine Palette maßgeschneiderter Lösungen an. IN-RGY setzt nicht nur Systeme um – wir stellen unseren Geschäftskunden mittels innovativer Technologie einen auf ihre Bedürfnisse und Erwartungen zugeschnittenen Service bereit.”

Ezequiel Bozzetti, der Manager des spanischen Büros, fügt hinzu: “Ich bin froh, dass unser Büro in Spanien eröffnet wird! Es wird uns helfen, einen Service “à la carte” anzubieten und auf die besonderen Erfordernisse unserer europäischen und internationalen Kundschaft von der Umsetzung der Systeme bis hin zu Folgemaßnahmen und Weiterbildung einzugehen. Grenada ist eine Drehscheibe für neue Technologien und verfügt über die besten Universitäten in Europa. Diese Stadt steckt voller Möglichkeiten und ist ein idealer Standort, um auf die Bedürfnisse des europäischen Marktes einzugehen und unsere Teams in Nordafrika zu unterstützen.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANUNCIA LA APERTURA DE SU ÚLTIMA OFICINA EN GRANADA (ESPAÑA) EN PRIMAVERA DE 2018

MONTRÉAL, 17 de junio de 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, la empresa oriunda de Quebec especializada en transformación organizativa, implementación de Soluciones de Capital humano y automatización inteligente de tareas y procesos a través de robótica (RPA su sigla en inglés) anuncia la apertura de su última oficina en Granada (España) en primavera de 2018.

Desde su creación, el equipo norteamericano de IN-RGY contribuyó significativamente al despliegue y evolución de soluciones dedicadas a la gestión del Capital Humano para grandes empresas y organizaciones como Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, ArcelorMittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc.

La oficina española es el tercer centro de entrega junto con Atlanta que se inauguró en 2016 y la sede central de Montreal en 2008. Las oficinas de Atlanta y Montreal marcaron la llegada de IN-RGY al mercado de América del Norte, así como su compromiso de establecer relaciones estrechas con sus clientes y socios. Esta tercera oficina ahora destaca la expansión de las actividades de IN-RGY en el viejo continente y confirma su compromiso de desarrollarse a largo plazo en Europa.

Thierry Bodson, CEO de la compañía, dice: “La proximidad a nuestros clientes es una de las prioridades de IN-RGY. La apertura de nuestra oficina en Granada ilustra nuestra determinación de estar siempre más cerca de nuestros clientes internacionales y de brindar un mejor asesoramiento local a sus divisiones europeas. Nuestros clientes siempre buscan expertos de calidad en transformación organizacional, soluciones de gestión de Capital Humano y Automatización Robótica de Procesos. Para satisfacer sus demandas, nos comprometemos a formar un equipo que comparta el mismo idioma, literal y figurativamente. Nuestros especialistas entrenan y apoyan a las empresas a través de su transformación digital. Evalúan las necesidades de las empresas y ofrecen una variedad de soluciones personalizadas. IN-RGY no solo implementa sistemas, ofrecemos un servicio a medida para satisfacer las necesidades y expectativas comerciales de nuestros clientes a través de una tecnología innovadora”.

Ezequiel Bozzetti, director de la oficina en España, agrega: “¡Estoy feliz de tener nuestra oficina española abierta! Nos ayudará a ofrecer un servicio “à la carte” y satisfacer las necesidades específicas de nuestros clientes europeos e internacionales, desde la implementación de sistemas hasta el seguimiento y el asesoramiento. Granada es un centro neurálgico de tecnología emergente y posee las mejores universidades de Europa. Esta ciudad está llena de oportunidades y es el lugar ideal para cubrir las necesidades del mercado europeo y apoyar a nuestros equipos de América del Norte”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS LATEST OFFICE IN GRENADA (SPAIN) IN SPRING OF 2018

MONTRÉAL, 17-Jun-2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, the Québec company specializing in organizational transformation, deployment of Human Capital solutions and intelligent automation of tasks and processes via Robotic Process Automation (RPA) systems announces the opening of its latest office in Grenada (Spain) in Spring of 2018.

Since its creation, IN-RGY North American team significantly contributed to the deployment and evolution of solutions dedicated to Human Capital management for large companies and organizations such as Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc.

The Spanish office is the third delivery centre with Atlanta’s which opened in 2016 and the Montréal Head Office in 2008. Atlanta and Montréal offices marked the arrival of IN-RGY on the North American market, as well as its commitment to build close relationships with its clients and partners. This 3rd office now highlights the expanding of IN-RGY’s activities in the old continent and confirms its commitment to develop itself on a long-term basis in Europe.

Thierry Bodson, company CEO, says: “The proximity to our clients is one of IN-RGY’s priorities. Opening our office in Grenada illustrates our determination to always be closer to our international clients and to better give local coaching to their European divisions. Our clients are always looking for quality experts in organizational transformation, Human Capital management solutions and Robotic Process Automation. To meet their demands, we are committed to build a team that shares the same language, literally and figuratively. Our specialists coach and support companies through their digital transformation. They assess companies’ needs and offer an array of customized solutions. IN-RGY does not only implement systems, we give a tailor-made service to meet our clients’ business needs and expectations through an innovative technology.”

Ezequiel Bozzetti, Spanish office Manager, adds: “I am happy to have our Spanish office opened! It will help us in offering a “à la carte” service and meet our European and international clients’ specific needs, from the implementation of systems to the follow-up and coaching. Grenada is a central hub for emerging technology and possesses the best universities in Europe. This city is full of opportunities and is the ideal location to cover the needs of the European market and support our North American teams.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANNONCE L’OUVERTURE DE SON NOUVEAU BUREAU À GRENADE (ESPAGNE) AU PRINTEMPS 2018

MONTRÉAL, le 17 juin 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, l’entreprise québécoise spécialisée dans la transformation organisationnelle, le déploiement de solutions de gestion de capital humain et l’automatisation intelligente des tâches via des systèmes d’automatisation de processus robotiques («Robotic Process Automation » – RPA), annonce l’ouverture de son nouveau bureau à Grenade (Espagne) au printemps 2018.

Depuis sa création, l’équipe nord-américaine de IN-RGY a contribué de façon significative au déploiement et à l’évolution de solutions dédiées à la gestion du capital humain de grandes entreprises telles que Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc…

Le bureau d’Espagne est le troisième centre de livraison avec celui d’Atlanta ouvert en 2016 et celui du siège social de Montréal en 2008. Les bureaux d’Atlanta et Montréal ont marqué l’entrée de IN-RGY sur le marché nord-américain et son engagement à construire des relations de proximité avec ses clients et partenaires. Ce 3e bureau souligne désormais l’élargissement de ses activités sur le vieux continent et confirme son engagement à se développer à long terme en Europe.

Thierry Bodson, CEO de la compagnie précise : ‘’La proximité avec nos clients est une de nos priorités chez IN-RGY. L’ouverture de notre bureau à Grenade montre notre volonté d’être toujours plus proche de nos clients internationaux et de mieux les accompagner localement au niveau de leurs divisions européennes. Nos clients sont à la recherche d’experts de qualité en transformation organisationnelle, en solutions de gestion du capital humain et en robotisation (RPA). Pour répondre à leurs demandes, nous nous engageons à former une équipe qui partage le même langage au sens littéral comme figuratif. Nos spécialistes accompagnent et suivent les entreprises dans leur transformation numérique. Ils évaluent leurs besoins et offrent des gammes de solutions personnalisées. Nous n’implémentons pas seulement des systèmes, nous fournissons un service sur mesure pour répondre aux besoins d’affaires et aux attentes de nos clients grâce à une technologie innovante.’’

Ezequiel Bozzetti, directeur du bureau en Espagne, ajoute : ‘’Je me réjouis de l’ouverture de notre succursale en Espagne ! Ce nouveau bureau nous aidera à offrir un service à la carte et répondra aux besoins spécifiques de nos clients européens et internationaux, depuis l’implémentation des systèmes jusqu’au suivi et à l’accompagnement. Grenade est une plaque tournante des technologies émergentes et possède l’une des meilleures universités en Europe. Cette ville regorge d’opportunités et est l’endroit idéal pour couvrir les besoins du marché européen et seconder nos équipes nord-américaines.’’

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PEGGY DEL FABBRO, CEO OF M. DAVIS & SONS, APPOINTED TO WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE FORUM LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Women’s Enterprise Forum Serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Wilmington, DE, 2018-Mar-15 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO of M. Davis and Sons, Inc. has been appointed to 2nd Vice Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, which serves on an advisory capacity for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development.

The Women’s Enterprise Forum provides opportunities for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) to represent the voice of all women’s business enterprises and engage in networking and development activities with other WBEs, member corporations and government entities.

As 2nd Vice Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, Peggy will assist in leading the Forum’s primary initiatives to provide input and feedback on WBENC programs and other matters at the direction of the WBENC Board of Directors. A leader in her company and in her community, Peggy values the opportunity to be involved with WBENC at a national level.

To learn more about the Women’s Enterprise Forum, visit http://www.wbenc.org/womens-enterprise-forum/

About WBENC
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 14,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org

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Adomik auf Rang 14 der Deloitte 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500 EMEA

Paris (Frankreich) & New York (NY), 20. Dezember 2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fast 500 besteht seit 2001 und zeichnet Technologiefirmen aus, die in Europa, dem Nahen Osten und Afrika (engl. kurz: EMEA) in den zurückliegenden vier Jahren die höchsten Umsatzwachstumsraten erzielt haben. Das Programm wird durch die Technology Fast 50-Initiativen von Deloitte Global unterstützt, die Technologiefirmen mit starkem Wachstum nach Standort oder speziell festgelegter Region einstufen und durch die Branchengruppe Deloitte Global’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) von Deloitte Global betrieben werden. Weitere Informationen über das Programm stehen unter www.deloitte.com/fast500emea zur Verfügung.

Während Adomik seinen 14. Rang im breiter angelegten Fast 500-Wettbewerb für Europa, den Nahen Osten und Afrika erzielte, zeichnet der Technology Fast 50 France Award die erfolgreichsten Technologiefirmen auf Grundlage der Wachstumsrate der letzten vier Jahre in Frankreich aus. Fast 50 erfasst das Wachstum französischer Technologiefirmen mittels sieben regionaler Rankings, um ein Gesamtranking für Frankreich bereitzustellen.

Adomik freut sich über die Auszeichnung und schreibt den eigenen Erfolg seinen flexiblen Methoden bei der Reaktion auf Marktveränderungen und seinem kundenorientierten Produktprozess zu, der gewährleistet, dass die Software von Adomik immer die entscheidenden Probleme löst, mit denen Verlage auf der ganzen Welt konfrontiert sind.

Adomik-Mitbegründer und -Geschäftsführer Nicolas Schueller stellt fest: „Wir haben 5 Jahre lang mit unseren Verlagen zusammengearbeitet, um sie dabei zu unterstützen, ihren Bestand besser zu monetarisieren. Ich freue mich sehr für unser Team, da durch diese Auszeichnung unsere Fähigkeit belohnt wird, in einem sich ständig verändernden Umfeld Innovationen zu schaffen.“

„Als Vertrauensgarantie unter Investoren und Marktteilnehmern ist das Ranking der Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ein Beweis für den unternehmerischen und innovativen Geist französischer Unternehmen… Wir sind stolz, dass Adomik unter den Fast 50 den 3. Platz als eines der herausragendsten Unternehmen des Jahres 2017 in Frankreich belegt“, sagte Ariane Bucaille, France Deloitte-Partnerin der Technology Fast 50.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LE CONSEIL FISCAL ET LES SERVICES NUMÉRIQUES DE GESTION DU PATRIMOINE EN HAUT DES PRIORITÉS DU SECTEUR EN PLEINE CROISSANCE DE L’EXPATRIATION DES HNWIs

LUXEMBOURG, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Il ressort de la nouvelle étude de The OneLife Company, que les priorités financières des particuliers fortunés (les « HNWIs ») mobiles sur le plan international, sont les avantages fiscaux de leurs investissements et la gestion de leurs engagements fiscaux internationaux. Pourtant, moins de 40 % de ces expatriés estiment que leurs investissements ne sont pas aussi fiscalement avantageux qu’ils devraient l’être.

L’étude fait apparaître à quel point il est nécessaire que les gestionnaires de patrimoine adaptent leurs solutions et leurs services à leurs clients internationaux. Un HNWI européen sur quatre interrogés a déjà déménagé dans d’autres pays pour y vivre ou pour y travailler, et 13 % envisagent une première expérience d’expatriation dans le futur. L’envie d’expatriation est encore plus présente dans le segment des « millennials » avec une part d’expatriés de 43 % et de futurs expatriés de 20 % chez les moins de 35 ans.

L’étude, menée en collaboration avec le cabinet de recherche patrimoniale Scorpio Partnership, a analysé les avis de 770 HNWIs originaires de Belgique, du Danemark, de Finlande, de France, du Portugal, d’Espagne, de Suède, de Suisse et du Royaume-Uni. Le patrimoine moyen des participants est évalué à 2,76 millions EUR.

Les réponses font apparaître que 46 % des individus expatriés ou envisageant l’expatriation souhaitent pouvoir bénéficier de conseils fiscaux dans le cadre d’une proposition de gestion de patrimoine internationale. En particulier, 27 % estiment que l’assurance-vie devrait faire partie de la suite de produits ; un pourcentage qui atteint 39 % chez les moins de 35 ans.

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Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade. Chetan Kapur Gets Unjustly, Unjustifiably and Repeatedly Attacked by Corrupt Element at the SEC.  Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade. Chetan Kapur Gets Unjustly, Unjustifiably and Repeatedly Attacked by Corrupt Element at the SEC.

  • Extremely Honest, Selfless & Diligent Chetan Kapur Sacrificed All His and ThinkStrategy’s Resources for the Benefit of Investors During the Great Recession and Thereafter. Chetan Kapur Even Gave Up His Investment and Creditor Claim in the ThinkStrategy Funds for the Benefit of Investors.
  • Corrupt, Deceitful Contingent at SEC Engaged in a Campaign of Harassment, Defamation and False Imprisonment Against Chetan Kapur. The SEC Attack Began One Year After ThinkStrategy Closed Operations, With the Worst Banking Crisis in US History, Having Depleted All Resources for Investors Benefit.  SEC Attempted to Extort Third Parties Including Chetan Kapur’s Family Out of Assets That Legally Belonged to Them But Failure Was Inevitable.
  • All SEC Claims Against Chetan Kapur were Clearly Defamatory, Slanderous, Fictional and Egregiously False. SEC’s Fabricated and Fake Claims were Based on Stale, Partial, Out of Context, Contorted or Erroneous Information.
  • Numerous Independent Third Parties Provide Testimony and Testimonials Which Highlight Chetan Kapur’s Excellent Reputation, Impeccable Character and Outstanding Contribution to the Community.

ThinkStrategy Capital Management managed and advised two leading hedge funds – ThinkStrategy Capital Fund, an equity market-neutral fund and TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a leveraged multi-strategy fund of hedge funds and had a comprehensive managed account program. The funds and managed accounts provided investors excellent annual returns with low relative volatility for the majority of a decade. All investors received the reported returns that were based on the net asset values generated from the funds trading or allocations. With the financial and banking crisis, the leveraged TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a top performer, was put into liquidation by its lender and custodian, KBC Financial, in 2008 (which put all their leveraged clients into liquidation). ThinkStrategy Capital eventually put the TS Multi-Strategy Fund into the hands of PriceWaterhouse Coopers. The TS Multi-Strategy Fund conducted due diligence on or evaluated approximately 8000 investment opportunities and had over 150 different investments.

ThinkStrategy Capital had quality independent service providers that audited and administered the Company’s funds and returns. The Funds’ custody, leverage, brokerage, liquidation, legal, tax and other service providers were also quality independent firms. The service providers included PriceWaterhouse Coopers, KBC Financial, O’Connor Davies Munns and Dobbins, Eisner, Folio Administrators and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.

ThinkStrategy Capital always had a Director of Business Development that fully managed and spearheaded the firm’s capital raising, sales and investor relations effort. The Director of Business Development created all offering materials and was responsible for all investor needs as it related to the Funds’ performance, assets under management, longevity, strategy, due diligence and management team. In addition, other senior members spearheaded portfolio management, research and due diligence, trading and other functional areas of the firm (such as operations and archiving). ThinkStrategy Capital was a sophisticated growing firm managed in a similar fashion to many growing hedge funds of its size.

Any inadvertent omission or inaccuracy made by ThinkStrategy’s Director of Business Development or his investor relations team in the normal course of business in one-off documents was not only corrected immediately when identified and re-issued but also accurately noted in many other offering and marketing materials including the fund’s foundational offering documents (i.e. the Offering Memorandum, Limited Partnership Agreement and Investment Management Agreement).  The Funds’ sophisticated, qualified, experienced, accredited investors carefully reviewed all documents and spoke to and met the ThinkStrategy team and their independent service providers – all of which accurately answered all questions prior to investment. Not one ThinkStrategy investor was ever misled in any way, shape or form as to the investment products and the risks associated with them. Not one investor ever redeemed as a result of an inadvertent inaccuracy being corrected by the Director of Business Development or his investor relations team.

ThinkStrategy Capital Management conducted comprehensive research and due diligence in all its investment products. ThinkStrategy Capital’s fund of hedge fund product, TS Multi-Strategy Fund, had an extensive, multi-faceted program of diligence that included operational, strategy, risk, stress and scenario due diligence processes (that were applied to all sub-funds being evaluated). Each due diligence process had several qualitative and quantitative aspects and checks not noted to investors but to their benefit. Other leading fund of funds also had similar processes that were above or at industry standard for the time.  The TS Multi-Strategy Fund investments oftentimes were recommended by highly regarded institutional advisors or consultants, or came from respected investment databases. All TS Multi-Strategy Fund sub-fund managers always had strong knowledge and experience with their strategy, very solid business and investing experience, and used quality service providers. Many sub-funds were eliminated from consideration as a result of the stringent and multi-faceted due diligence performed by ThinkStrategy Capital. TS Multi-Strategy Fund continually improved its above or at industry standard due diligence processes eventually adopting a ‘No Stone Should Be Left Unturned’ policy even if there were no red flags. Furthermore, the TS Multi-Strategy Fund could not invest in any sub-fund unless it passed KBC Financial’s (TS Multi-Strategy Fund’s lender and custodian) independent due diligence processes and standards.

The TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a leading performer, was one of KBC Financial’s last clients to be put into liquidation as it was a top performer and well diversified. The leveraged fund of hedge funds had no choice in having to submit full control over to KBC Financial’s liquidation process, the worst banking crisis in US history and the worst economic and financial crisis since 1929. Nonetheless, the fund outperformed a vast majority of its peers locked in a similar position in spite of coming to discover and fully writing off a couple of issue or fraudulent sub-investments. Further, had the SEC done their jobs properly, being the only ones with access to third-party fund bank and brokerage statements, the TS Multi-Strategy Fund of Funds and thousands of other sophisticated investors would not have been a victim of any fraud losses. The TS Multi-Strategy Fund and the ThinkStrategy Capital Fund enjoyed investment success and outperformance significantly higher than its peers in all periods.

Chetan Kapur and ThinkStrategy Capital worked very diligently for investors of the leveraged funds even while receiving no compensation or fees for approximately 3 years as KBC Financial (lender and custodian that put all their clients into liquidation with the US banking crisis) halted all required fees payable to their investment managers during the liquidation period. ThinkStrategy Capital and its founder, Chetan Kapur, thereafter went out-of-pocket during these 3 years to pay for the entire infrastructure and operating expenses of these funds until their resources were fully depleted leaving Chetan Kapur with very significant debts. Most other investment managers would have forced their funds into court receivership or the hands of a liquidator immediately whereby all these expenses and costs would be charged to the fund – thereby hurting investor returns (and would not have worked 16+ hour days in selfless sacrifice as Chetan Kapur did). Chetan Kapur did not abandon investors, which he was legally entitled to do as he was working gratis. Investors benefitted at the very substantial cost and expense of Chetan Kapur.

ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur during this liquidation period devoted a lot of hard work and effort in providing detailed reports to investors, in making prudent decisions on sub-funds that were restructuring or liquidating, in procuring the sub-funds to payout as soon as feasible (including participating in investor committees and appointing advisors to oversee payouts), in obtaining risk, liquidity, outlook and other updates from the sub-funds, as well as maintained coordination with all service providers to the fund (the independent auditors, the independent administrators, the independent accountants and tax preparers, and independent legal) while the Company and Kapur received no compensation for their diligence. Further, the fund’s investors were provided substantial fee discounts in the normal course of business prior to the economic and banking crisis too – once again benefitting investors at the cost of ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur.

ThinkStrategy Capital eventually put the Multi-Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds into the hands of PriceWaterhouse Coopers after 3 long years of managing all aspects and costs of the funds without pay, having done all it could for investors, depleting resources fully and leaving founder, Chetan Kapur, in a very substantial debt position. Further, ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur suffered the exact same percentage loss during the economic, banking and private lending crisis being an investor in the fund that was put into liquidation. ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur wrote off their fund investment and a very considerable creditor claim towards the fund for the major benefit of investors.

Continue at (http://investigativecoverage.com/investigativereport-on-thinkstrategy-and-chetan-kapur/)

Cases: SEC v. ThinkStrategy Capital Mgmt. LLC et al., 11CV8094, 17-691CV, 12CR00535, US District Court, Southern District of New York

SOURCE: Investigative Coverage

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Connect. Integrate. Become One.

International Day of Yoga 21 June

Alpharetta, Georgia, US, 2017-Jun-13 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — The Heartfulness Institute will mark the International Day of Yoga on 21 June with public events in various locations globally (www.heartfulness.org). The events will be held at the Institute’s meditation and retreat centres and also at other community venues in partnership with civil society and yoga organizations and Indian diplomatic missions.

Every year on 21 June the United Nations invites the global community to celebrate the life-enhancing practices of Yoga. In establishing the International Day of Yoga, the United Nations underscored the need for building better lifestyles, recognizing that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being. The UN also called for the wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising Yoga.

On the International Day of Yoga, the Heartfulness community, led by its youth, will bring together hundreds of thousands of people with the theme ‘Connect. Integrate. Become One’, in Chennai, Singapore, Hyderabad, Paris, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney and in other major metropolitan centres, as well as in many smaller cities, towns and rural areas globally. The core practices of Heartfulness are self-development tools for a modern lifestyle and for people from all walks of life. They include relaxation, heart-based meditation, cleaning and inner connection. There is no dogma or prerequisite of any kind, and no financial requirement; only the willingness and interest to try the simple, effective Heartfulness practices.

Since the beginning of 2017, the Heartfulness Institute has been offering free masterclasses in meditation, led by its global guide, Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji. More than one million people around the world, including educational, business and professional groups, have experienced the free masterclasses that are available at http://en.heartfulness.org/masterclass/.

Heartfulness is an approach to the Raja Yoga system of meditation called Sahaj Marg, founded at the turn of the 20th century and formalized into an organization in 1945. More than seventy years later, ongoing Heartfulness meditation training can be found at 2,500 schools and colleges, and over 100,000 professionals are meditating in over 3,000 corporations, non-governmental and government organizations.

Heartfulness Centres, known as HeartSpots, exist in 130 countries, supported by thousands of certified volunteer trainers. There are over 5,000 HeartSpots and over 300 retreat centres around the world where thousands of people gather to meditate (http://www.heartfulness.org/).

About Kamlesh D. Patel
Known to many as Daaji, Kamlesh D. Patel is the fourth guide in the Heartfulness tradition of meditation. He is a prolific speaker and writer, and you can read his latest writings at http://www.daaji.org/.

About Heartfulness Institute
Heartfulness Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes well-being and self-development through meditation, research and training. The Institute offers programs for individuals, local communities, corporates, government departments and the armed services, schools and colleges, rural communities and civil society groups worldwide, supported by certified trainers who are volunteers and who offer their time and expertise in this social cause.

For more information 
Email: info@heartfulness.org
Toll free numbers:India: 1-800-103-7726USA: 1-844-879-4327
Social Media: Heartfulness Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | LinkedIN | Instagram

Websites: www.heartfulness.org, www.daaji.org
Durga Nagarajan, 180 Westchester Way, Alpharetta,Georgia 30005

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Benevolent Capitalism 4 Day Class by Gary Douglas, Steven & Chutisa Bowman, Dr Dain Heer in Venice, Italy

Houston, USA, May-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.”

International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, Mr. Douglas is concerned that many individuals and businesses are stuck in an outdated idea of capitalism, and are failing to adapt their practices to better meet the new consumer mindset:

• 96% of consumers believe it is important for companies to have good social and environmental policies. (Digital Reason)
• 33% of all consumers actively seek out and purchase goods because of responsible corporate practices. (Unilever)
• According to the Unilever CCO, “This research confirms that sustainability isn’t a nice-to-have for businesses. In fact, it has become an imperative.”

Mr. Douglas is teaming up with some of the world’s leading Benevolent Capitalism experts to bring the concept to business leaders and other individuals around the world, through a series of public and live-streamed seminars.

“Capitalism has been relegated to ‘where’s my share of the pie?’ and ‘how I can get what I need when I need it’. This is a very destructive way of manipulating capitalism”, Douglas explains. “Consumers have noticed, and are becoming more particular in their spending choices, as a result.”

“I hear a lot of people say ‘Can capitalism really be benevolent?’ but this is because of the limited points of view business has been operating from recently”, Douglas says. “When capitalism was first created back in the 1700’s, it was supposed to serve the masses; to create more for all of us. In fact, capitalism is really about how to create more money and more possibility in our life.”

“When we return to that viewpoint of more possibility and choice, it becomes a different narrative”, he adds. “Now is the time for all of us to recognize the power of capitalism and how it can be a catalyst for positive change and different possibilities.”

Benevolent Capitalism 4 Day Class

Hosted by Gary Douglas, Steven and Chutisa Bowman, Dr Dain Heer

30 June – 3 July, 2017
Hotel Ca’ Sagredo
Venice, Italy
or via global livestream

More information www.benevolentfuture.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

BUSINESS OWNERS: KEEP THIS CRISIS CONTROL DIRECTIVES IN YOUR FILES: LESSONS FROM UNITED AIRLINES

San Diego, CA, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Every company has a crisis from time to time. If the company is small or medium in size, one crisis can take it off the map. Here are some directives that will get you through your next one; share it with your senior staff and don’t read it ‘after’ the event occurred, this should be in memory lest you compete with United for news space.

1. TRY TO RESOLVE IT WITH SOMETHING THAT COMES EASILY TO YOU, THAT YOUR CUSTOMER VALUES. Whatever business you are in, you get your goods or services wholesale (free flights, even on a standby basis). Try to resolve the problem by offering something that has a high perceived value but is not so dear to you that it creates a large loss. The customer is ‘not’ always right, but the customer can write something about you on Yelp and, as it hurts you more to respond, they will ‘seem’ right to the public, who will only read one side of it all.

2. AVOID CALLING THE POLICE (of any kind) FOR A NON-CRIMINAL INCIDENT. Once you try to make the police force your own, and they step in with people who are trained to control others, you will have alienated your client past the point of no return. Worse yet, if the person flails and touches a police officer, he or she now gets a criminal record thanks to you and believe me, you will pay dearly for that. As stupid goes, this is the most stupid move a company can use against a client when the company is not at threat. A disagreement is never resolved when one party is fully armed and the other is afraid of arrest.

3. SHOW THEM WHO THE MANAGEMENT REALLY IS, AND DEMONSTRATE COMPASSION FOR THE SITUATION. If your story makes it to social media, the first response from the CEO should be an instant public apology. The public needs to think of him or her as a nice, warm, empathetic individual who just had the bad luck of hiring someone who had no common sense. Mistakes happen. The public forgives you. If, on the other hand the CEO makes a bad impression or supports his or her staff, regardless of their poor choices, then people will fear the company and avoid it all costs. Do you understand?

4. DO NOT ANGER A CUSTOMER AND THEN ACCUSE HIM OR HER WITH BEING BELIGIRENT. This is a common tactic used by the police to arrest persons. Lawyers use it at trial all the time. You say something inflammatory, the person reacts, and you try to show the jury how unreasonable they are. This is dangerous behavior. Unless you have the powers of arrest, you shouldn’t do something to further anger your customer. If you have an angry customer, you should do everything you can to get them to a reasonable and calm state. The easiest way to do so: Offer something up front, then dine or have drinks with him or her in a casual manner and work out the rest. Using this system you may create the most loyal customer (who refers you business) when you are finished. People understand errors occur: it’s how you handle them.

5. IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING EMPATHETIC KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. A client/customer may upset you. They are in a heated state due to what happened. Don’t get offended. Many of them don’t even mean what they say in the heat of the moment. If you can avoid internalizing the person’s comments, try to mentally experience the situation from their point of view. The easiest way to do it is not to think of them, but to think of one of your parents, your spouse, or your best friend having gone through this and how you would respond. Now do this with your client.

6. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WORDS AND POSITIONING OF YOUR FIRM.
It’s easy to say and do what you want when you have a golden parachute. However, a corporation’s reputation is largely based on the philosophies of the CEO when it comes to customer service. Remember the corporation took care of you and your family when you were looking for a career or opportunity. Now, it needs ‘you’. Do everything with all the integrity the company deserves, even if you have to bite your lip in doing so.

7. MAKE CONTACT WITH THE AGGRIEVED PARTY ASAP. Call the person, arrange a personal contact and work things out. Do not let it get to the media or to a lawyer’s office. Let the person hear from you and know that you care. The difference it will make is phenomenal. It does not matter that you are on vacation when it takes place or even sleeping. You are better off losing a night’s sleep than months of sleep in the future while your and you company’s reputation are in the balance. Don’t just contact the party, make this up to them. For example, in the United Airlines’ case, I would have put Dr Dao on a private jet asap, with a limousine waiting at the other end. The scenario would have turned out very differently.

8. WORK IT OUT BEFORE IT BECOMES A LAWSUIT.
If a situation is so out of control that a lawyer has been hired or litigation is threatened, resolve it immediately through opposing counsel. Negotiate and work out a settlement or understanding of some sort. Keep the settlement confidential if you have to, or be generous and go public with it; especially if you are in the wrong. The worst thing that can happen in this case is what happened with United Airlines: the lawyer was enjoying free national airtime to say what he wanted.

If a lawyer has been hired, you did not follow the rules above very well. Once the legal game is in play, in will only serve to infuriate the customer more and the legal game is all about sides. At this point, hope the party has a reasonable lawyer as you can no longer directly communicate with the person. Litigation is one of the worst diseases a company can catch, avoid it at all costs.

We hope your next crisis is averted rapidly and wish you the best!

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Steven Riznyk is the CEO and senior litigator of San Diego Biz Law, a crisis-negotiator, and business strategist who is hired to analyze and resolve complex and crisis issues worldwide. He can be reached at 619-793-4827.

SanDiegoBizLaw.com
Contact: Amanda Berkshire
San Diego: (619) 793-4827
Email: ab@Worldwide-Press.com

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Large Japanese property corporation entered the Australian & NZ serviced Apartments/accommodation Industry

JAPANESE RENTAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT COMPANY BUYS WALDORF SERVICED APARTMENTS

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Daiwa Living Management Co. Ltd (DLM), one of the largest Rental Hosing management companies together with Cosmos Initia Co, Ltd (CI), a Residential Developer in Japan, have jointly purchased 75% of Waldorf Australia and New Zealand Group.

Waldorf is a privately owned company which commenced operations in Sydney in 1982. Since then, the business has grown to more than 1,500 apartments and operates in Sydney, Central Coast, Canberra, Leura, Geraldton, Perth and Auckland.

Waldorf is currently one of the largest Serviced Apartment operators in Australasia.
DLM manages approximately 500,000 rental housing properties across Japan.

The Serviced Apartment business has undergone significant transformation in Australasia in recent years with almost all leading operators entering into ‘Joint Ventures’ with international operators.

DLM and CI are subsidiary companies of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd, the largest publically listed Construction and Development Company in Japan.

“The sale to DLM Group will bring forward our plans to further improve services and allow the business to expand significantly in the coming years.” said the Waldorf Group founding Director and CEO, Avi Rubinstein. He added that “We expect to grow our business to more than 5,000 apartments in time and this will greatly enhance our brand awareness and increase our competitiveness.”

“Serviced Apartments are an attractive alternative to Hotels as they offer spacious, high quality self -contained accommodation at reasonable prices and they are becoming increasingly attractive to domestic and international tourists as well as to the corporate traveller.” Mr Rubinstein said.

DLM has been seeking an opportunity to enter the Australasian market and is excited about the Waldorf acquisition. Waldorf is a well-established and successful business which is ‘scalable’ and presents DLM with an ideal platform to grow across many sub markets in both Australia and New Zealand.

The existing owners of Waldorf will continue their involvement in the business as Directors and their main focus will be to acquiring new properties for the newly enhanced group.

ENDS

For further clarification, please contact Avi Rubinstein at webmaster@waldorf.com.au

Contact-Details:
Avi Rubinstein, Waldorf Australia & NZ Group
110 James Ruse Drive,Rosehill, NSW 2142
Tel 02 88378000
www.waldorf.com.au

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Vivier Chief Executive, Luigi Wewege Announces New Book: The Digital Banking Revolution

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Network/ — Luigi Wewege’s latest book, The Digital Banking Revolution, shares his inside perspective on how financial technology companies are rapidly transforming the traditional retail banking industry through disruptive innovation.

In The Digital Banking Revolution, Wewege provides a look at how over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers are able to bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations.

Luigi’s book presents the ways these new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption to stay relevant, and stop mass client attrition to these agile financial start-ups.

“These threats come at an inopportune time for banks due to mature markets currently experiencing stagnant growth. This coupled with decreasing profit margins due to the competitive pricing of new entrants, and financial customer loyalty becoming ever increasingly more tenuous,” said Wewege.

Supported by numerous illustrations, the book spans a diverse range of topics from big data analytics and mobile payments to the evolving behaviors of financial consumers. The Digital Banking Revolution concludes with Luigi providing his predictions in the book’s final chapter, which is titled The Future of Banking. In this chapter, he outlines how he believes financial services are likely to evolve, and be conducted going forward.

The book is currently available for purchase online at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback versions, as well as being offered via a number of other major online booksellers. To learn more about the author – Luigi Wewege and his new book, The Digital Banking Revolution, please visit: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com.

ABOUT LUIGI WEWEGE
Luigi is the President and CEO of Vivier Group, a multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm, and is an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit the Young Entrepreneur Council. For more information, about Luigi please visit: http://www.luigiwewege.com or alternatively reach him via Twitter @luigiwewege.

Media contact:
Brandon Hopkins
Email: info@digitalbankingrevolution.com
Phone: 803-404-4851
Web: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com

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DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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Redpoint Insurance Group Welcomes Michael G. Toole

Dallas, TX, July 07, 2015 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Redpoint Insurance Group, LLC today announced that Mr. Michael G. Toole has agreed to join the board of directors of Redpoint County Mutual Insurance Company upon the closing of its acquisition of control of the company expected in the next few weeks.

Mr. Toole will bring over 25 years of experience to Redpoint County Mutual’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as the President of Worth Casualty Company, a Ft. Worth based property and casualty insurance company. He also serves as the Executive Vice President of Agricultural Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company. Prior to these positions, Mr. Toole was the Chief Underwriting Officer of a multi-state property and casualty insurance company.

“Redpoint is excited to have a person of Mike Toole’s caliber to join our board of directors. Mike has been involved in the Texas automobile market for many years and we welcome the opportunity to gain his expertise.” – Christopher A. McClellan, CEO

Redpoint Insurance Group is an insurance holding company headquartered in Dallas, TX with administrative offices in Austin, TX. Redpoint’s principal affiliates now include Redpoint County Mutual Insurance Company and Redpoint Workers’ Compensation.

Media Contact:
Chelsea Beagles
Public Relations Director
cbeagles@redpointinsurance.com
(469) 249-1008
www.RedpointInsurance.com

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Redpoint Insurance Group, LLC Acquires Hallmark Workers’ Compensation Business

Dallas, TX and Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Redpoint Insurance Group, LLC today announced the purchase of the workers compensation business (located in Austin, Texas) of American Hallmark Insurance Company of Texas. The acquisition is expected to close effective July 1, 2015. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Hallmark workers compensation business will begin operating under the name Redpoint Workers’ Compensation.

The origins of the workers compensation business date back to 1987 and the organization of Texas Builders Insurance Company. Sold to American Hallmark in 2011, Texas Builders operations became the nexus of the workers’ compensation business. The operations specialize in workers’ compensation coverage for a wide range of employers, from artisan contractors to main street businesses throughout Texas. The existing Hallmark workers’ compensation employees are moving to Redpoint. Benjamin A. Siddons will continue to serve as President. Christopher A. McClellan, the CEO of Redpoint Insurance Group will serve as CEO of Redpoint Workers’ Compensation.

“We are excited to bring the employees of the Hallmark workers’ compensation into Redpoint. At Redpoint, we are committed to continuing the excellent service that has been provided to Hallmark and before that, Texas Builders policyholders and their employees for over a quarter of a century. Although the name on the door is changing, the heart of the organization — its people — will not. So when you call us in the future, the same person that you spoke to before will answer.” -Christopher A. McClellan, CEO

Redpoint Insurance Group is an insurance holding company headquartered in Dallas, TX. Redpoint’s principal affiliates now include Redpoint Auto Holdings, LLC and Redpoint Comp Holdings, LLC (Redpoint Workers’ Compensation).

Media Contact:
Chelsea Beagles
Public Relations Director
cbeagles@redpointinsurance.com
(469) 249-1008

 

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Byrd Imperial Group LLC. Announces 600,000 common equity shares available at no monetary costs

San Antonio, Texas, January 13, 2015 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Byrd Imperial Group is seeking 1 to 4 Executive Advisors to join our team by helping to raise funds to build and operate a new franchise headquarters in Texas. In exchange for successfully seeking out and securing a 10% Preferred Equity Investor who subscribes to a minimum investment of $3.5M, Byrd Imperial Group will issue 150,000 shares of common stock at no cost. An Executive Advisor could earn up to 4 times that amount or 600,000 shares by securing a single qualified Investor.

In addition to this offer, Byrd Imperial Group is offering 4,000,000 Preferred Equity Shares at a price of $3.50 per share with a minimum purchase of 1,000,000 shares.

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. (www.byrdimperialgroup.com) is a franchise development and management company with a total of 9 new business models. Our business plan combines 6 new franchise opportunities along with our internal finance company all-operating at 1 flagship location. From the company headquarters in Texas, we will be able to efficiently manage, grow, and operate each new business opportunity. After smoothing out the operating procedures, the home office location will serve as a springboard to advance each new business as single point locations through nationwide franchising.

Contact-Details: Byrd Imperial Group LLC.
Preston Byrd
210-906-3949
prestonbyrd@byrdimperialgroup.com
www.byrdimperialgroup.com

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Contractorcoaching.com: Construction Jobs Outpaces Workers Availability

After years of trimming jobs in the wake of the Great Recession, contractors and subcontractors say the pendulum has swung the other way, and now they are looking to hire skilled workers who are no longer available in the job market.

“I said this two years ago, if we have a full-speed recovery in the construction industry, we will not have the available workers to fill the jobs,” said Henry Goudreau, CEO & Founder of HG & Associates, Inc., and http://www.contractorcoaching.com. “The only way to correct this is by a grassroots effort by contractors in offering training, or convincing high school candidates to take construction training courses. It is in our best interest to start working on this now rather than later.”

To make up the shortfall, builders are training workers themselves, recruiting from outside the area and working with local technical schools on a slate of new training programs expected to begin in the fall.

Goudreau offers a report for contractors on how to increase sales and drive more money to their bottom-line. It is free for contractors by going to http://tinyurl.com/me78v37.
Henry Goudreau is known as the most sought-after business-building coach, speaker, and author for contractors. He is famous for turning around the problem plagued construction business, building profits, freeing up the owner’s time, and streamlining processes that build success, brand, and loyalty.

He offers business-building advice to contractors at his web site, and works with owners mastering and implementing his proven business model. This virtual road map for contractors helps them to build powerful niches and a true understanding of what it takes to be profitable.

Goudreau can be reached at (941) 377-1254.

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Contact Info:
Henry Goudreau
HG & Associates, Inc.
5824 Bee Ridge Rd., #316
Sarasota, FL 34233
PHONE: 941-377-1254
FAX: 941-377-8761
EMAIL: henry@hgassociates.com
WEB: http://www.contractorcoaching.com/

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Business-Building Coach Henry Goudreau Warns Contractors Of The Two Huge Hurdles The Construction Industry Has To Overcome Before A Recovery Can Take Place!

Anyone who watches the job market closely knows that the construction sector has been weak in this recovery, and is just starting to show an increase in numbers of employment. Unfortunately, there is another problem rearing its ugly head.

“Contractors have suffered deeply and carried the brunt of this recession of the last six years. In February, employment in construction changed little, just adding less than 15,000 jobs,” said business-building coach to contractors, Henry Goudreau. “However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. There are two immense hurdles to overcome for contractors, other than finding and employing skilled craftsman,” says Goudreau. “The second killer is financing,” he warns.

While the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury rescued major banks amid the 2008 financial crisis to avert major financial chaos, the bailout didn’t help the small lenders. “Their disappearance, along with the lack of lending by the major banks, has left the contractor hanging out to dry.” explained Goudreau.

“There a two huge voids that contractors must find a way to fill,” said Goudreau. “Filling a demand for skilled craftsmen, and finding start-up funding. Both are going to hit the contractor on the side of the head, especially, if the economy picks up speed and momentum, and together, they will stifle any chance for the industry to get back on the right track out of this recession. With that said, contractors have to get their financial house in order so they can fund their work, and find skilled craftsmen. I can help them get a better handle on their business and build their financial ability, but I believe the labor level will have to be addressed at the local school or vocational tech level since so many have left the industry for greener pastures or retirement.”

Henry Goudreau is known as the most sought-after business-building coach, speaker, and author for contractors. He is famous for turning around problem plagued construction businesses, building profits, freeing up the owner’s time, and streamlining processes that build success, brand, and loyalty.

He offers tons of advice to contractors at his web site, and works with owners mastering and implementing his proven business model. This virtual road map for contractors helps them to build powerful niches and a true understanding of what it takes to be profitable.

Goudreau can be reached at (941) 377-1254.

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About Me International takes aim at rising employee stress

It costs employers billions of dollars annually.

It’s been called a “global epidemic” by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.

And it’s a source of miscommunication, employee conflicts, absenteeism, complacency, turnover, low morale, declining productivity and other workplace problems every day at organizations worldwide.

Employee stress is a growing threat to employers, and it’s a threat that is squarely in the sights of About Me International, a provider of workforce evaluation, employee engagement and leadership services.

Joe Kiedinger, president and CEO of About Me International, is leading the Green Bay-based company in its drive to guide organizations in overcoming the negative effects of employee stress.

To assist clients with managing this challenge, About Me International has created the About Me Card. This practical tool is designed to reveal each employee’s inner drive and preferred communication practices—two elements that according to Kiedinger are essential to their fulfillment and effectiveness at work.

Kiedinger says employers can use this tool to minimize if not eliminate misunderstandings and mistreatment, which often are a source of employee stress and can quickly lead to negative emotion and negative energy.

“The danger for employers is that negative energy, if left unchecked and allowed to spread, can have a debilitating impact on an organization’s creativity, innovation and productivity and ultimately impact its bottom line,” Kiedinger says. “Employees can use information from the About Me Card to effectively manage workplace interactions and relationships by literally changing negative emotion to positive energy,”

Kiedinger says that two of the main challenges for employers are to determine whether they wish to invest in solving employee stress and, if they do, how to go about it.

“In recent years, wellness programs have emerged as a way to help employees better manage their health,” Kiedinger says. “However, when it comes to the effectiveness of wellness programs in identifying, managing and overcoming employee stress as well as negative emotion and energy, there is no conclusive data that shows that these programs have a significant, positive and lasting impact on this workplace challenge.”

Richard DuBois, director of business development at About Me International, says the company is experiencing a strong response to the About Me Card.

“We are consistently hearing from employers of all kinds that they have seen enough of the destructiveness of negative emotion and want to address it,” DuBois says. “This tool gives them a practical solution that is generating proven results with organizations including small businesses and mid-size to large corporations, as well as non-profits including schools and health care facilities.”

About Me International has created a white paper, “Wellness and the workforce—are we missing the boat when it comes to managing employee stress?” which provides insights to employers on overcoming negative emotion and energy resulting from unresolved employee stress. The white paper can be downloaded at www.aboutmecard.com/whitepaper

About Me International provides assistance and training to employers with determining their employees’ inner drive and preferred communication practices to support employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. More information is available atwww.aboutmecard.com

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