Oisin Hanrahan Launches Handy onto Successful Track

Handy, an on-demand cleaning and handyman services, was recently featured in an article for The Next Web about its launch from a startup to an up and coming dominating force in the services market. The article focuses on Oisin Hanrahan, the founder of Handy, and his strategic vision for launching the company into the flourishing success it is experiencing today. Although the company is only three years old, Handy now boasts a total worth of approximately $500 million.

Part of what Hanrahan attributes to Handy’s success is its prime location in New York City, which has supplied plenty of demand for its on call services. Handy has now grown to a staff of 160 employees and over 10,000 independent contractors on call. Hanrahan says that by relying on a large proportion of independent contractors to meet clients’ needs, Handy provides an incredible amount of flexibility for its contractors’ work schedules. As an appealing way for all sorts of types of handymen and part time workers to make some extra cash, Handy never has a shortage of labor available to meet clients’ orders.

Rather than focusing on its competition, Hanrahan has been committed to growing Handy into whatever place in the home services market he can carve out. This now includes being able to order an independent contractor to come help deliver and assemble furniture or equipment purchased from another vendor. Hanrahan says he will continue to look for ways to innovate Handy so that it keeps ahead of market trends and is always flexible enough to meet demand for in home services. Hanrahan is also considering expansion into additional cities and is poised to continue to grow the company with cash reserves now totaling $50 million. Handy will certainly be a company to keep an eye on for rapid growth for years to come.

A “Mann” on a Mission

Keith Mann is a New York based entrepreneur and thus a man of expected reputation. He was born in the year 1973, lived in Boca Raton, Florida before moving to New York. Keith Mann is married to Keely.

Keith is the Co-founder and currently the managing director of a premier executive firm, Dynamics Search Partners, a service that source top quality talent, whose relationship with other equity firms is rather phenomenon. Dynamics Search Partners specializes on other alternative investments which help clients with executive search services such as hiring investments, marketing and internal strategy professionals.

Just as the say goes, every man is a mystery, a lot of people would share the opinion that

 Keith Mann is one go getter, a problem solver, an addict addicted to exploiting opportunities whose scope of interest includes the needs of the entire society, something I would say is plausible, seemingly worthy of approval and acceptance.

Mann began working with the aforementioned company as the first manager of the alternative investment division which he himself launched and expanded into a private equity industry in later on. He rose through many ranks to currently managing director in the firm nailing a few promotions that lead him to the senior vice president of the company docket and now managing director.

He is a true a true believer of the fact that all education springs from some image of the future, an image that we the society hold, grossly and accurately, something that he himself is not ready to let go. Coupling this to his philanthropy, he has announced a scholarship geared to recognize novel innovative business leaders. Together with Keely, they have chosen to partner with uncommon schools, an organization and program dedicated to giving aid to high school students, providing them with all the tools necessary to go to college. This scholarship is only available to only a single graduating senior student each year at one of the uncommon schools based in New York City. This initiative is a great deal to the beneficiaries in reaching greater heights in their lives.

Talk Fusion Corners Video Emailing Marketing

Founded by marketing industry professional Bob Reina, Talk Fusion is a rapidly growing video communication company. What started as just video email marketing has turned into a company that offers video email, a mobile app, a video newsletter generator, tools for creating e-subscription and video auto responses, social media, video sharing, and video blogs. Currently, the Florida based company is ranked as the 8th largest online video content provider in the world.

Per a study conducted by Relevancy Group, video emails increasing marketing revenue by around 40%, which makes a company like Talk Fusion an ideal company for the market. Its been found that customers are more likely to open a marketing email that contains video, making it more time efficient that text as well as being more effective. It gives the seller a better way to express the brand’s personality.
The company got its start in 2007 when the founder, Bob Reina, wanted to include a short video in an email he was sending to friends, but America Online told him it couldn’t be done. Reina, together with a tech savvy friend, worked together and created a way to include videos in emails.
What makes Talk Fusion so different than its competitors is its easy use. Often times, newbies in video-marketing find the entire process of attaching videos to emails a bit difficult. Talk Fusion has created a method that offers more than 1,000 templates for any and every situation. Once users get comfortable with the application they have the option to create their own templates.
If you are in the market for video email services to aid your business and promote growth, Talk Fusion is a company to turn to. They have something for every size company and options and services that can fit any situation.

Jennifer Walden is playing an Amazing Role in the Cosmetic Surgery Field

Experienced plastic surgeons use surgical principles to enhance the overall appearance and deal with emergencies that are likely to be caused by reconstructive procedures. The surgeons can still carry out non-invasive procedures such as peels, Botox, and lasers to remove wrinkles, lines, and scars that accumulate on the skin surface. Plastic surgery remains the most effective method of improving both body and face appearance.

Harpers Bazaar published a list of experienced and reliable medical practitioners in the In the United States. The list is just a sample representation of thousands of doctors who performed approximately 1.6 million surgical procedures in 2012 alone. The procedures were cosmetic related, and top five requests consisted of nose reshaping, breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, and eyelid surgery.

Aaron Rollins is a Beverly Hills-based cosmetic surgeon offering services to prominent individuals in the Hollywood industry. Other California-based surgeons include Raj Kanodia, Steven Teitelbaum, Carolyn C. Chang, Lisa B. Cassileth, and John Owsley.

In Florida Constantino Mendieta and Julio Gallo, offers buttock augmentation and facelift services respectively. New York has Adam Kolker and David Hidalgo, who specializes in the provision of services such as face-lifts, breast work, and eye lifts. Barry Dibernardo is an investor of new cosmetic technology. Gregory is a professional cosmetic surgeon based in Illinois; he assists clients to achieve their dream looks.

About Jennifer Walden

Born and raised by a surgical nurse mother and dentist father, Jennifer Walden decided to follow the suit and pursue a medical related course. After her high school studies, she joined the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She later attended the University of Texas Medical Branch for specialization.

Dr. Jennifer made it to the list of 24 prominent beauty surgeons in the US that was published by Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She has established a successful career during her times in New York City as well as Austin, which is her current residence. She is a member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery board. Walden handles face and body surgeries in Austin. She is an all-around individual appearing in popular television programs as well as magazines. Additionally, she has won several awards in the medical field and established a successful writing career.

James Dondero Plans to Lead Highland Capital into the Argentina Debt Market

Highland Capital has plans to invest in Argentina, following plans by Argentina to settle some of its debts with holdout creditors, among them billionaire Paul Singer. The plans are good news for Argentina, which is a good sign towards the country’s economy.

Argentina has experienced a growth in debt investors in recent years. However, some of the investors are in distress, and as a result, the country is looking forward to settling out these debts. The new issuance is however not limited to new market entrants as the country’s policy makers have suggested that previous debt investors are welcome to re-invest in Argentina’s debt even after its exit from default.
While speaking in Dallas, Jim, Highland Capital’s co-founder was optimistic of where Argentina was likely to price the debt especially in relation to other Latin American countries. James Dondero also affirmed that Highland Capital was planning to hold on to its original bonds as well as purchasing some of the new issuances. Dondero also intimated his plans to invest in Argentina’s market beyond the sovereign debt. If Jim’s words are anything to go by, it will not be a surprise to see Highland Capital setup an Argentina fund.
As it turns out, a majority of the debt holders are looking to re-invest in Argentina. This trend is against previous fears that distressed investors would exit the market after the transaction. If well priced, the new bonds will be another asset for investors. Many funds are dedicating resources towards investments in Argentina through debt as well as equities.
Highland Capital now eagerly awaits U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling which is likely to see the lifting the ban that has prevented Argentina from paying its restructured debt. When the time comes, Highland Capital will be among the biggest beneficiaries. According to Jim, Highland has earned close to 20 percent annualized returns on Argentina bonds since June 2014. The earnings have gone a long way in helping offset last year’s losses that resulted from investments in the energy sector.
James Dondero is a money markets guru, having gained his experience through decades of working in the financial sector. The University of Virginia graduate began his career at American Express in 1985. He has also worked in Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer.
The year 1993 saw the formation of Highland Capital with Mr. Dondero as a co-founder. Over the years, the outfit has gained popularity especially after the formation of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), which Dondero was instrumental in its formation. Hedge funds, equity funds, and mutual funds are among the company’s specialties.

The Myth Of Charles Koch’s Beliefs Is Now Being Questioned

Charles and David Koch have seen their backing for the Republican Party in the U.S. demonized in recent years as liberal political activists have looked to strike fear into the hearts of the population by failing to provide a true sense of why the brothers are playing a major role with the GOP. Charles Koch has played a major role in U.S. politics and philanthropy for many years; the interests of the Wichita, Kansas based business leader who is ranked as the joint fifth wealthiest person in the U.S. alongside his brother David are varied, and take in the backing of more than just political causes.

Charles Koch has created a network of hundreds of charitable and political groups working towards the same goals for the people of the U.S., but also backs causes he is personally interested in, such as the Wichita State basketball team. The network of groups backed by Charles Koch are based on the beliefs he himself holds, but do not pose a threat to democracy as they stand to promote the idea of free thinking within a conservative mindset.

One of the main charges that has been laid at the feet of Charles and David Koch is that they promote the ideals that back only their own interests as business leaders, but the facts do not back up these charges as they have come out against policies that would aid their business options. Charles Koch has often fought against tax breaks he believes are unfair despite the fact they may ease the tax burden on both himself and the companies he heads.

Many within the U.S. media and liberal political parties have questioned why Charles Koch plays such as major role within the politics of the country, but his work in politics stretches back a number of decades. In terms of the GOP, the backing of President George W. Bush from 2003 onwards marks the start of major campaign funding for Charles and David Koch; hundreds of other wealthy conservative and Democrat donors also took advantage of campaign funding changes to make sure their political views were backed by the candidates of their choice.

Doctor Sergio Cortes Was One Of The First Physicians To Sound The Alarm On The Zika Virus And Microcephaly

Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes is an expert when it comes to responding to health emergencies. Dr. Cortes was a State Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro for seven years, so he was on call night and day. He left that position in 2013, but not before he was called to the flood stricken area of Xerém, Duque de Caxias to determine if there would be a major outbreak of dengue in that area. The streets and homes of Xerém were flooded, and there was debris and waste piling up across the town. The dengue virus is one of the viruses carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Brazil has been plagued by a series of dengue outbreaks through the years so Dr. Cortes knew what had to be done in Xerém to prevent another outbreak.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a breeding machine. That species doesn’t need much water to lay eggs, and Xerém was filled with potential mosquito breeding grounds. Dr. Cortes and his medical team disinfected water and delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite. Bottle water was in short supply, so the team asked for more bottled water donations as well.

But one of the biggest challenges Dr. Cortes would have to face was the May 2015 Zika virus outbreak. When the news of the outbreak was first reported, Dr. Cortes was performing his duties as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz in Rio de Janeiro. Cortes quickly reacted to the emergency in the Northeastern region of Brazil. What alarmed Dr. Cortes was the number of microcephaly cases that were being reported in the same region. Microcephaly causes shrunken skulls in newborns. Microcephaly babies also have underdeveloped brains. Dr. Cortes knew that microcephaly was usually the result of alcohol abuse or a chromosome disorder in pregnant women, according to a post on his LinkedIn page.

Dr. Cortes and his medical team noticed the babies born in the Zika virus outbreak region had excess skin on their heads and calcified patches that were squeezing their brains. In a typical year that same area of Brazil might report one case of microcephaly a month, but after the Zike outbreak dozens of cases were being reported by local doctors.

It didn’t take long for Dr. Cortes and the emergency team of medical professions to see there was a definite link between Zika and microcephaly. Dr Cortes tweeted that research labs have confirmed that theory.

Forefront Capital Advisors Partners with Easter Seals Dixon Center for Veterans

Forefront Capital Advisors announced a partnership with Easter Seals Dixon, with a donation of $3 million. The partnership is meant to help veterans and their families find employment, education, and healthcare according to an MSN.com article.

When military personnel come home after serving they may have a hard time finding a job or the training needed. Some veterans can benefit from counseling to help readjust to civilian lifestyle, as well as help with what took place while on the battlefield. Easter Seals Dixon Center’s aim is to provide solutions for veterans which are more accessible than what is currently available.

With job training and education veterans are able to find a job easier with the help of a group like Easter Seals; this also helps integrate veterans into the community, while being able to make money. Easter Seals also provides advocacy for veterans that may require someone to advocate for them.

Forefront Capital Advisors offers various types of financial services including; investment management, merchant banking and investment banking. To offer more than most other firms, Forefront Capital Advisors aims to attract business leaders that are influential in their respective fields.

Forefront Capital frequently invests in high yielding products that feature risk mitigation; this can make the market unrelated to their own investments. The well thought out way Forefront Capital handles their work allows them to access niche markets, which can offer interesting and exciting opportunities.

Brad Reifler is the Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Brad Reifler is no stranger to founding a company as his first business was a company he founded, Reifler Trading Company, which turned out to be successful enough to be acquired by Refco in 2000.

Brad Reifler continued working at Refco as a trader until founded another company Pali Capital. While at Pali Capital Reifler served as the CEO and Chairman. Pali Capital was a global financial services company according to his resources at About.me.

As CEO of Forefront Capital Advisors, Brad Reifler saw the opportunity to help the middle class and veterans a natural progression of his life’s work.  Make sure to also read Reifler’s article about investment, and tips that anybody can use to make things happen.

Dondero Details The Highland Capital Investments

The University of Virginia struck gold when James Dondero entered through its gates, a student who would later leave with possibly the highest honors that the institution had to offer. Already holding the CMA, CFA and CPA certification, James Dondero, or Jim as some would call him, is the proud President of Highland Capital Management, the investment firm which he had the pleasure to father as well.

With a man like James Dondero sitting on the highest throne of the firm, the Highland Capital Management faces expectations of the highest ranking. Dondero’s history threads through the Morgan Guaranty, which was the very beginning of his business career (1984), followed by American Express where he worked as the Portfolio Manager. James also served as an Analyst of the Corporate Bonds before creating GIC Protective Life, and finally coming to a rest at the Highland Capital Management.

The firm has recently hit the news with the announcement of its holdings. The assets held by the firm amount to $15.04 billion, with 69 new and 62 additional purchases, the top 5 of which sports names like AMZN, SPY, ITCI, DHR and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, each of which has sparkling figures to flaunt. The firm also made advancements in the American Airls Group Inc, where it increased its stakes by about 60%. This was followed by an increase in stakes in various other companies, with the Kinder Morgan standing out at a figure of 173%.

Possibly in anticipation of better values, the Highland Capital Management reported that it had sold the stakes in six organizations, including those of the Spdr Trust, NHF, Envision Healthcare, MCK and Laboratory Corp. Combined to this, it also dialed down its stakes in Ishares, AAL, AXP, Anadarko Pete Corp and NRG Energy by -52%, -56%, -17.5%, -76.7% and -20.76% respectively.

At the end of the day, the top 3 holdings constituted of the American Airls Group, Ishares Tr, and Salesforce Com, making up 13.59% of the securities for this quarter.

James Dondero made some bold advancement in the allocation of the sectors. About 20% has gone to health, 18% to finance and technology separately, 12% to the energy and finally 10% to the consumer discretionary.

A detailed account of the holdings of Highland Capital Management can be found at http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/

QNET: Uplifitng Women in the Workforce

An increasing number of women these days are looking to achieve the right balance of work and family. While wanting to care for their families, they also want to bring in some extra income. This often leads women to get involved in direct sales, as they can make their own schedule, work from any location, and be their own boss.

QNET, an Asian company in direct sales, celebrates International Women’s Day by helping women who want to be able to live the dual life of working professionally and raising a family. A regional general manager at QNET reports that the company has always been supportive of women’s rights and gender equality. Three quarters of all independent direct sales representatives are women, and with their hard working attitude, they have created great success with direct selling businesses.

United States Agency International Development describes how important it is to continue to develop female leaders. They note that in order for societies to be successful, females must be able to receive a quality education, have access to healthcare, and be schooled in technology. Females must be in control of their resources and be given an equal opportunity as males to be successful.

10 Reasons we think you are a #QNET POWER WOMAN: http://goo.gl/3L6L1BHappy #InternationalWomensDay!

Posted by QNET (Official) on Monday, March 7, 2016

QNET encourages women to join their company of direct sellers while also letting them work at their own pace and on their own schedule. Women must be dedicated in order to succeed, but with the freedom and flexibility of working in independent sales, they are able to do that on their own terms (Glassdoor reviews).

QNET sales several health, beauty, and wellness items. This includes makeup, skin care, and watches. These life-enhancing products are offered in over 100 countries through QNET’s own e-commerce platform.

To all #QNET ladies, Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Stay strong, stay gorgeous!

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With several offices and franchises worldwide, QNET is widely involved in many communities and community events as well. They recently signed an exciting and brand new three-year partnership with the Manchester City Football Club. QNET will be their official direct selling partner.

Learn more about QNET by visiting their YouTube here >> https://www.youtube.com/user/QNETofficial