Retirement And Estate Planner James E. Fox Featured On Businessweek.com

Posted by admin on Jan 30th, 2015

“Safe Money Guy” James E. Fox, CEP, CSA was recently featured on the Bloomberg Businessweek website and other major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Reuters, MarketWatch and many others.

Burr Ridge, IL – January 30, 2015 – A feature story about James E. (Jim) Fox, Founder of Fox Financial Group, Ltd., was recently seen on Businessweek.com as well as the other major online publications such as Yahoo! Finance, The Boston Globe, Chicago Business Journal, Reuters and MarketWatch, among many others.

There are few people that can keep up with the fast paced, ever changing Retirement and Estate Planning industry like Jim Fox.  With over 25 years of experience, he has seen many shifts in the industry and taken on many roles.  However, year after year, there was one thing that he noticed was in need of attention—better education and options for individuals reaching their retirement years.  This is the premise behind Fox Financial Group, Ltd., the company he founded, located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Jim has spent a great deal of time talking with companies and various organizations, helping them to educate their employees about better retirement and estate planning.  According to Jim, “One of the keys to my success is that I am genuinely vested in integrity, trust, and service.”

Jim has recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from ​Today’s ​Leading ​Entrepreneurs and ​Professionals to ​Help ​You ​Lead an ​Extraordinary ​Life of ​Health, ​Wealth and ​Success.

Jim can be reached at 630-654-1976, or check out his website at www.foxfinancialgroup.net for more information and educational videos.

More About Jim Fox:

As a graduate of Certified Estate Planning School and Certified Senior Advisor School, Jim continues to increase his knowledge and help his clients make fundamental shifts in how they approach retirement, and structure this amazing time in life so that they will be guaranteed to have a lifetime income.  His passion clearly shows through, and all his business comes from referrals from satisfied clients—1,100 strong and counting.

Consumers’ testaments to the genuine nature and integrity of Jim’s business are reiterated by the best ratings (A+) at popular consumer agencies such as Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List.  Jim has received multiple Million Dollar Round Table Awards, such as the Top of the Table Award, given to the top .10% in the industry, and the Court of the Table Award, which is given to the top 1% in the world for the industry.

The passion that Jim has for his career carries over into all aspects of his personal life.  He is an avid golfer and a music lover.   He plays the guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, and also has two music CDs out, which he co-produced.  In addition, he spent 15 years as a high school and collegiate basketball official and has appeared on television several times.  Jim has also run several marathons and half marathons.  Always one to have exciting goals to look forward to, Jim has begun engaging in the speaking circuit, spreading his message of safe retirement to people across the United States that he has already shared with individuals in the greater Chicago area for so long.

Business Expert Elmer Davis Featured On CNBC.com

Posted by admin on Jan 30th, 2015

Best-Selling Author Elmer Davis was recently featured in CNBC.com and other major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Pittsburgh Business Times, MarketWatch and many others.

Pittsburgh, PA – January 30, 2015 – A feature story about Elmer Davis, Jr., MBA, ALM, was recently seen on CNBC.com as well as the other major online publications such as Yahoo! Finance, The Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Business Times, NY Business Journal and MarketWatch, among many others.

Elmer Davis has well over 25 years of progressive experience in marketing and finance including working with private and non-profit organizations as well as fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Davis began his business career in marketing with Bristol-Myers in Washington, DC in the early 80’s. He later worked with Mobil Oil Corporation in US Resale Marketing within the Administration and Budget Center in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Davis further developed his financial expertise working in Budget and reimbursement at Howard University Hospital, while obtaining his MBA. Mr. Davis was a partner with Anderson, Philips, Davis, and Hoffmann operating in Washington DC, NYC and Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Davis has served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Financial Dimensions, Inc. and was honored in 2005 as the Nation’s Diversity Champion by the Mortgage Bankers Association for his Regional Diversity Initiative monetizing the impact inclusiveness and emerging markets. He worked more recently as Senior VP with AllDocs, Inc. outsourcing financial functions for banking clients.

On the day of release, Elmer’s book, Victory!: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Winning in Health, Wealth, & Success in the New Economy, reached best-seller status in four Amazon.com categories – reaching as high as #3 in the Direct Marketing category.  The book also reached best-seller status in the Entrepreneurship; Marketing; and Marketing and Sales categories. Elmer has also recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from ​Today’s ​Leading ​Entrepreneurs and ​Professionals to ​Help ​You ​Lead an ​Extraordinary ​Life of ​Health, ​Wealth and ​Success.

The full text of the feature story about Elmer Davis that was seen on CNBC.com can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.elmerdavisjr.net/.

More About Elmer Davis:

Mr. Davis is well regarded as a facilitator and trainer having worked with numerous organizations in various industries providing specialized training to maximize profits through human resource productivity, asset management, pricing, and expense control. He has provided board leadership and oversight, with Resilience Advocacy Project in New York, NY to end inter-generational poverty as well as hands-on functional training with Youthbuild Pittsburgh. He is widely recognized as an advisor and business leader. He has conducted inter-cultural workshops and leadership training forums for clients in numerous industry segments including the public and private sectors and major Universities. He has written several articles including: “Understanding the Communication Environment” “The true costs of miscommunication” “Effective strategies for business growth,” “Financial management for cash flow and profits,” and “Embracing Workplace Diversity and Eliminating Employment Discrimination.”

Mr. Davis has appeared on various Television and radio programs throughout his career. He was a recent guest on MIT University radio WMBR discussing business leadership and the importance of communication in executing marketing strategies. His interdisciplinary perspective has been reinforced by long experience, academic preparation, and extensive inter-cultural travel on business and humanitarian projects throughout the world.

Elmer Davis, Jr., MBA, ALM was profiled in the December 19th, 2014 edition Wall Street Journal as part of the feature presented by America’s PremierExperts® titled “SuccessOnomics.”

Learn more at http://www.elmerdavisjr.net/

Information Technology Expert Clayton Hart Featured On CNBC.com

Posted by admin on Jan 30th, 2015

Clayton Hart was recently featured in CNBC.com and other major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Bloomberg Businessweek, MarketWatch and many others.

New York, NY – January 30, 2015 – A feature story about Clayton (Clay) Hart, CEO of Diverse Technology Solutions, was recently seen on CNBC.com as well as the other major online publications such as Yahoo! Finance, The Boston Globe, New York Business Journal, Businessweek.com and MarketWatch, among many others.

As CEO of Diverse Technology Solutions, Clayton Hart keeps his clients at the very pinnacle of the Information Technology age. Founded in 1998, Diverse Technology Solutions Inc. is one of North America’s fastest growing Private Cloud Hosting providers.  Clay has been instrumental in accurately forecasting emerging trends in IT and implementing services to provide dramatic return on investment for his clients.  Clay and DTS bring a strategic partnership to their client relationships by aligning Information Technology as the epicenter of business profitability.

Clay has recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from ​Today’s ​Leading ​Entrepreneurs and ​Professionals to ​Help ​You ​Lead an ​Extraordinary ​Life of ​Health, ​Wealth and ​Success.

The full text of the feature story about Clay Hart that was seen on CNBC.com can be viewed in its entirety at www.dtstech.net

More About Clay Hart:

Clay’s career in IT and expertise in fiscal management spans more than twenty years and has afforded him in-depth knowledge of the highest level IT decision-making processes in thousands of businesses. Clay spent  the genesis of his career in network engineering, implementing complex IT projects for prestigious organizations including St John’s University, Sotheby’s, Credit Lyonnais and IBM. His subsequent success in financial management and business workflow expertise has given Clay a unique perspective on how to leverage technology to position a company for financial growth.

A national speaker, Clay has shared the stage with some of the world’s top business leaders, delivering keynote presentations and CPE accredited continuing educational seminars to Fortune 1000 C-level executives.  His speaking engagements include topics covering aligning Information Technology with business financial goals, using IT as profit generator, business workflow, IT security and Cloud Computing.

Clay has been featured in various business publications including Forbes, The Suit Magazine and Long Island Business News discussing the future  of cloud computing and the Information Technology industry. As author of the DTS blog, Clay strives to bring education, advice, tools and resources to help business owners make more fiscally responsible decisions on the appropriate direction of their Information Technology and business practices.

Clay is active in his community and with charitable organizations holding a seat on the advisory board of the Islip Arts Council in New York and is Director of Community Service for Rotary International.  He is an avid boater and professional musician, for Slingshot a cover/wedding band, who entertains at both private and public events in the New York-Metro area.

You can connect with Clay at:

Clay@DTSTech.com

www.Diverse-Technology.com

Veteran Film, Media And TV Producer Kenrick Cohen Featured On MarketWatch

Posted by admin on Jan 28th, 2015

Kenrick Cohen was recently featured on MarketWatch.com and other major online media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo!Finance and many others.

Summit Hill, PA – January 28, 2015 – A feature story about Kenrick Cohen, President of the multi-faceted company, The Republic Media, LLC, was recently seen on MarketWatch.com as well as the other major online publications such as CNBC.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Business Journal and Yahoo!Finance, among many others.

Since launching his company The Republic Media, LLC (TRM) in 2009, the versatile and adaptable Cohen has drawn on his powerful skills as a manager and coordinator – and his ability to react and “put out fires” on the fly – to amass a coolly eclectic resume as a producer and film director. Focusing on producing and distributing online and filmed entertainment media for a global audience, TRM has produced live events for TV, feature films, award-winning internet pilots and shorts, as well as industrials.

Over the past few years, Cohen has executive-produced a spec pilot for the World of Unpredictable Wrestling based on the “live event” aesthetic TRM was founded on. He also directed a horror short (“Emmy”) that featured at several festivals, and numerous industrials; associate-produced horror-comedy feature film “Shankman’s”; produced the award-winning sci-fi web-series pilot “The Abandon”; and wrote, directed and produced the award-winning comedy short “You’re It!”

Upcoming projects include feature films, including urban crime thriller “King,” R-rated youth comedy “The Ball Drop” and sci-fi film noir “Atlantic & Pacific.”

Learn more about The Republic Media at http://therepublicmedia.com/index.html

About Kenrick Cohen:

As a kid growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Kenrick Cohen was like just about every American boy of his generation, obsessed with “Star Wars.” Seeing it multiple times in its original theatrical run, he confidently declared that he would make films for the rest of his life.

Now, decades later, continuing to expand his own dynamic resume as a writer, producer and media company entrepreneur, he’s helping people turn their own dreams into professionally-produced and marketed films. As a one-stop shop Moviemaking Architect, Cohen puts together the nuts and bolts of creating films for those with great ideas and secure funding.

While handling everything from A to Z, including scripting, hiring a team of experienced film and media professionals (including a top director and veteran crew), distribution and paperwork, he’s created a foolproof, revolutionary way to make independent films. His concept of the “Done-For-You Moviemaking Concierge” also includes a set of continuity programs, including newsletters connecting current events and industry business trends to the impact those things have on today’s indie filmmakers.

The decades-long road to making Cohen’s childhood dream of filmmaking a reality had its share of twists, turns, challenges, exhilarating moments and career shifts. These included stints as a news producer for the local CBS affiliate in his hometown, leading a live TV crew at age 25; co-creating a highly-rated hockey TV series, “Inside Bulls Hockey,” that ran 18 episodes; teaching English as a Second Language in Japan, then teaching and creating marketing DVDs and podcasts for Gateway Language Village school in China. He also briefly opened an English language school in Japan.

Holistic Financial Advisor Keith Gebert Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by admin on Jan 27th, 2015

Keith Gebert, NYC/New Jersey Based Entrepreneur, was recently seen in the Wall Street Journal as part of the feature “SuccessOnomics.”

New York/New Jersey – January 27, 2015 – Award-winning holistic Financial Advisor Keith Gebert, Founder of RightBridge Financial Group, was recently profiled in the December 19th, 2014 edition Wall Street Journal as part of the feature presented by America’s PremierExperts® titled “SuccessOnomics.” In the Wall Street Journal profile, several experts from various industries were asked “What makes you successful in today’s economy?”

Keith Gebert answered, “We’ve found success in today’s economy because we are committed to the financial independence and well-being of every client we serve. We consider it our responsibility to thoroughly understand our client’s goals and to utilize our experience to deliver consistent, realistic results. By providing relevant information and the appropriate tools, we can create a retirement strategy that allows you to retire with peace of mind in any economy!

Founded on his principles of integrity and ingenuity, Gebert’s mission with RightBridge Financial Group is to provide clients comprehensive, unbiased advice relating to all aspects of their financial situations. Gebert and his team help them achieve any number of key financial goals, from planning for retirement, accumulating wealth and enhancing their business, to developing IRA strategies and designing proprietary exit strategies. The firm believes that the single most important responsibility of a financial advisory practice is the delivery of professional advice and service on a daily basis to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.

“With RightBridge Financial,” says Gebert, “we have the unique tools at our disposal to serve our clients’ many diverse needs with comprehensive, holistic plans. Many of the financial products I work with to create individualized plans are those that less than one percent of advisors have access to. This has allowed me to create a unique proprietary practice driven by multi-faceted solutions.”

Learn more about Keith Gebert and RightBridge Financial Group at http://www.rightbridgefinancial.com/

About Keith Gebert:

Growing up in Brooklyn, Keith Gebert’s future success as a financial advisor was practically pre-destined as part of his family DNA. His mother worked on Wall Street as a bond transfer agent for EF Hutton and Dean Witter. Her uncle, Gebert’s great uncle, has been a broker for many years and is currently retired from being a partner in a wealth management firm in Florida.

Gebert, who launched his own independent firm, RightBridge Financial Group, in NYC and New Jersey in early 2014 after five award winning dynamic years with New York Life, grew up observing all of this in an exciting era, the 90s. He spent his time among hot shot brokers, learning where and how money was made. He knew automatically he would follow in his mom’s and great uncle’s footsteps.

His passion for baseball was his ticket. Throughout his childhood and his teens, when he wasn’t immersed in learning about finance, Gebert was on the field, usually playing second base. He played on various leagues and competitions like the Little League World Series, and for the AAU Travel League; he played at the Friendship Games (a prominent international event in Europe dedicated to helping young athletes) and also played for his alma mater, Xaverian High in Brooklyn, which had one of the best high school teams in the country. Gebert extended his baseball career for a time after graduating from Dominican, essentially launching his financial career by helping his fellow teammates and working with professional athletes.

While building his clientele with a conservative style of investment he named (and still calls) Safe Money Planning, Gebert—positioning himself as a retirement specialist for those 55 years and older—set many sales records and was selected several times for the AAC Triple Crown Award, based on his prominence as one of the top advisors in the company and voted on by the Advisory Council. It’s a distinction based on those advisors who best utilize all of New York life’s products in their clients’ financial plan– something that came natural to Gebert as he developed close personal relationships with his clients and developed customized holistic plans for their retirements.

Gebert was also a member of New York Life’s Executive Council and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and the Manhattan Chambers of Commerce. His accolades have continued in 2014, including an America Select Financial Advisor Award and, even more uniquely, a 2014 Women’s Choice Award, awarded by a prominent women’s organization in recognition of his excellent work on behalf of single and widowed female clients. Gebert’s ongoing community service efforts include donating time and money to numerous charities, including leading holiday toy drives at the Staten Island University Children’s Hospital and Miami (Florida) Children’s Hospital.

New York Life allows established agents with three years tenure the option of creating their own DBA under the corporate umbrella – but in early 2014, Gebert made the bold move to leave the company and create the completely independent “RightBridge Financial Group- whose branding slogan is “Your Bridge To Financial Freedom.” Though he credits his time at New York Life for instilling ethics and discipline, he felt it was time for him to go on his own.

She’s Got Profits – And So Do Many Women Entrepreneurs Thanks To Tammy Lane’s Programs And Mentorship!

Posted by admin on Jan 23rd, 2015

The Former CPA, CA Draws Upon The Lessons Of Launching Her Own Successful Online Venture To Help Women Develop Their Vision, Generate Profits And Achieve More Freedom

British Columbia, Canada – January 23, 2015 – In the years that Tammy Lane worked as a CPA, CA at one of the world’s top four accounting firms, her immersion into the inner workings of hundreds of service based organizations – from medical practices and law firms to graphic design companies and consulting firms – exposed her to the way powerful systems were implemented and the value of repeatable systems in generating clients and profits.

Effectively laying a foundation for her future success as a women’s business coach, mentor, publisher of Women Online Magazine and founder of the She’s Got Profits Business School for Women, the Toronto born, British Columbia based entrepreneur forged deep connections with business owners, helping train them with dynamic growth and success principles. She particularly loved working with small business owners – but found that many new entrepreneurs, particularly women, were struggling.

“When I worked at KPMG, eighty percent of our clients were men,” Tammy says. “I’m out to change the ratio and encourage more women to not only start their own ventures but to succeed beyond their wildest dreams. There’s no reason why women can’t be as successful as men.”

Taking a major leap of faith, Tammy left her secure, high paying career to launch her own coaching and consulting business. Eventually, she built a global clientele and a self-perpetuating system that generated hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. Beyond the U.S. and her native Canada, she had clients in many other countries, including Australia and the U.K.

Drawing on the lessons she learned starting her own company, and the explosive fresh strategies that ultimately led to her success, Tammy over the past six years has coached thousands of women to create amazing breakthroughs for themselves. She has built a multi-faceted organization dedicated to guiding small business owners to the exact path they need to begin earning more money right away. Through her multitude of workshops, courses, coaching programs and products, she teaches her clients how to generate clientele and profits.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of her to the point, tell-it-like-it-is, business changing trainings and the implementation of simple online systems, she helps them develop the “big vision” of what is possible and, teaching the same strategies that helped build her own company, helps them get “unstuck” from any undesirable patterns.  Her Pathway to Profits Strategy Sessions have been featured in Forbes Magazine for helping clients plan the exact strategies which will grow their dream business in the next 12 months!

Tammy’s clients are happy to learn that they need not spend a lot of money on creating a website or branding – that their time and financial resources are better allocated to their messaging and a system for bringing in new clients.  That’s one of the reasons why she created her free training: “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Advisors, Coaches and Consultants Make That Keep Them Underpaid & Struggling to Get Clients” – to help clients avoid wasting time and money on things that won’t have a big impact on their bottom line.  If you’re struggling to bring in as many clients as you’d like and aren’t making as much money as you want, you can access Tammy’s free training here: http://shesgotprofits.com

Always wanting to give back, Tammy donates 10% of proceeds to select charities, which help change the world through empowering education and small business ownership. Her goal is to help a million women make their businesses more profitable and make a bigger difference in the world and to donate a million dollars to help women and children better their lives through education and entrepreneurship.

In her final year with KPMG, Tammy worked 500 hours of unpaid overtime. “Now,” she says, “I am setting a good example for my clients by working 25 hours a week or less, which leaves me time to play soccer, pursue outdoor activities, and spend plenty of time with my husband Brent and daughters Dani, Sara and Jamie (ages 3, 12 and 15). Helping people and having time to spend with those I love most and do the things I am most passionate about – this is the life I always wanted!”

Read More: http://shesgotprofits.com/womens-busines-coach/

Veteran Film, Media And TV Producer Kenrick Cohen Featured On Yahoo Finance

Posted by admin on Jan 21st, 2015

Kenrick Cohen was recently featured on Yahoo!Finance and other major online media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, MarketWatch and many others.

Summit Hill, PA – January 21, 2015 – A feature story about Kenrick Cohen, President of the multi-faceted company, The Republic Media, LLC, was recently seen on Yahoo!Finance as well as the other major online publications such as CNBC.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Business Journal and MarketWatch, among many others.

Since launching his company The Republic Media, LLC (TRM) in 2009, the versatile and adaptable Cohen has drawn on his powerful skills as a manager and coordinator – and his ability to react and “put out fires” on the fly – to amass a coolly eclectic resume as a producer and film director. Focusing on producing and distributing online and filmed entertainment media for a global audience, TRM has produced live events for TV, feature films, award-winning internet pilots and shorts, as well as industrials.

Over the past few years, Cohen has executive-produced a spec pilot for the World of Unpredictable Wrestling based on the “live event” aesthetic TRM was founded on. He also directed a horror short (“Emmy”) that featured at several festivals, and numerous industrials; associate-produced horror-comedy feature film “Shankman’s”; produced the award-winning sci-fi web-series pilot “The Abandon”; and wrote, directed and produced the award-winning comedy short “You’re It!”

Upcoming projects include feature films, including urban crime thriller “King,” R-rated youth comedy “The Ball Drop” and sci-fi film noir “Atlantic & Pacific.”

Learn more about The Republic Media at http://therepublicmedia.com/index.html

About Kenrick Cohen:

As a kid growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Kenrick Cohen was like just about every American boy of his generation, obsessed with “Star Wars.” Seeing it multiple times in its original theatrical run, he confidently declared that he would make films for the rest of his life.

Now, decades later, continuing to expand his own dynamic resume as a writer, producer and media company entrepreneur, he’s helping people turn their own dreams into professionally-produced and marketed films. As a one-stop shop Moviemaking Architect, Cohen puts together the nuts and bolts of creating films for those with great ideas and secure funding.

While handling everything from A to Z, including scripting, hiring a team of experienced film and media professionals (including a top director and veteran crew), distribution and paperwork, he’s created a foolproof, revolutionary way to make independent films. His concept of the “Done-For-You Moviemaking Concierge” also includes a set of continuity programs, including newsletters connecting current events and industry business trends to the impact those things have on today’s indie filmmakers.

The decades-long road to making Cohen’s childhood dream of filmmaking a reality had its share of twists, turns, challenges, exhilarating moments and career shifts. These included stints as a news producer for the local CBS affiliate in his hometown, leading a live TV crew at age 25; co-creating a highly-rated hockey TV series, “Inside Bulls Hockey,” that ran 18 episodes; teaching English as a Second Language in Japan, then teaching and creating marketing DVDs and podcasts for Gateway Language Village school in China. He also briefly opened an English language school in Japan.

Clayton Hart And His Diverse Technology Solutions (DTS) Keep Hundreds Of Businesses Working In The Clouds

Posted by admin on Jan 21st, 2015

The IT/Fiscal Management Expert Launched DTS As An Evolving, Solutions Based Company Whose Core Competency Has Shifted From Computer Network Management To Private Cloud Hosting

New York, NY – January 21, 2015 - A longtime industry leader and expert on business workflow analysis, information technology (IT) and financial management, Clayton Hart – Managing Partner of Diverse Technology Solutions, Inc., which he founded in 1998 – is finally ready to reveal something fascinating about himself that 99 percent of the clients he has worked with over the years don’t know about him.

When he’s not developing new strategic marketing techniques to grow his company, speaking at conferences across North America on the financial benefits of cloud hosting (DTS’ core competency and focus since 2005) and interacting with the employees who manage its current clientele of 650 U.S. and global companies, Hart is mastering his groove in a whole different way. On weekends, you can often catch him behind the drum kit, playing Top 40 pop hits with longtime friends in Slingshot, a Long Island based cover/wedding band.

Hart says, “It’s probably my success performing music on stage that made me a natural at public speaking.   Ironically, when I attended St. John’s University I actually dropped out of oral communications! I’ve always been good at creating things. Maybe that’s why I ended up on this career path, because it gives me the ability to create anything I want and to improve that entity over and over again.”

At its core, DTS provides a full range of cloud based IT solutions, delivered by experienced IT professionals with a powerful foundation of customer service and support. The company engages clients in a wide variety of vertical market segments, including Financial Services, Legal Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Government, Transportation and Wholesale/Distribution.

Forecasting the need to evolve and thrive within the quickly changing technology landscape, Hart chose the name Diverse Technology Solutions, allowing  the company to expand into multiple IT service markets, without having to rebrand.

DTS built its early reputation and a recurring income stream by engaging in long term managed network contracts to provide support for companies that desired to outsource some portion of their computer system maintenance. It was a lucrative business model that increased DTS’ financial stability with predictable income.

As the internet evolved, and the processing and storing of information on the web became an acceptable tech platform for sharing data, Hart expanded DTS into cloud hosting services. He got into the “cloud game” early on, around 2005, originally hosting email and providing remote off site backup services. He then expanded the IT service offerings again into private cloud, virtual desktop and virtual server hosting.

DTS’ success over the years increasing Return on Investment (ROI) up to 70 percent for his virtual desktop and server clients has qualified Hart to deliver educational lectures to conferences attended by hundreds of C – level executives. At the recent American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Controllers conference in Las Vegas, he conducted a CPE accredited solution session, presenting on the fiscal challenges businesses face managing IT and the financial benefits of cloud hosting solutions. Among other topics, Hart reveals how to cut costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity and increase company profit using Information Technology.

Hart recently signed a publishing deal for a new book with world renowned author and self-help expert Brain Tracy called Uncommon, set for release in May of 2015; he is also penning his next book, a full length business development book scheduled for release in 2016.

Hart shares his IT insights as the author of a blog on the DTS website, providing education, advice, tools and resources to help business owners make better educated decisions on the appropriate direction of their IT and business practices. He has most recently been interviewed for the May 2014 edition of The Suit magazine, July 2014 edition of Long Island Business News discussing the strategic direction of the cloud computing industry, and is lending his New Years 2015 advice in an upcoming edition of Forbes magazine.

Read More: www.dtstech.net

Audiobook Publishing Expert James Tonn Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by admin on Jan 19th, 2015

Podium Publishing Co-Founder James Tonn was recently seen in the Wall Street Journal as part of the feature “SuccessOnomics.”

Newmarket, Ontario – January 19, 2015 – James Tonn, Co-Founder of Podium Publishing, was recently profiled in the December 19th, 2014 edition Wall Street Journal as part of the feature presented by America’s PremierExperts® titled “SuccessOnomics.” In the Wall Street Journal profile, several experts from various industries were asked “What makes you successful in today’s economy?”

James Tonn answered, “We designed our audiobook publishing company for the future. The publishing landscape has dramatically changed and while others are slowly trying to adapt we’re perfectly positioned now to maximize author earnings. Our slogan, ‘Podium Publishing: the fairest of them all’ comes from my background working as the Fairness Advisor on multibillion-dollar projects. And now we’re disrupting the publishing industry with just that—fairness.”

In 2010, James Tonn and Greg Lawrence and started talking about the impact of the digital revolution on their respective industries – about the rapidly expanding indie economy, and the diminishing role of record labels, publishers, and brick-and-mortar retail. A partnership took root. James Tonn, having received two international procurement designations, consulted on the strategic spend of public money including a number of multibillion-dollar public-private partnership projects. Along with his understanding of strategic partnerships, he also developed his publishing expertise as an editor of a business magazine that features best-selling authors. James is also a life-long lover of audiobooks and has been the Executive Producer on every one of Podium’s titles.

Greg, having graduated from the prestigious Trebas Institute, established himself as one of the foremost audio engineers in neuroscience-based audio products, before designing and building an independent recording studio – from which he produced indie bands and provided voiceover recording and post-production. After a natural transition to audiobook production, Greg has since worked on over 700 audiobooks to date, with over 150 narrators, and has become a multi-award winning audiobook producer.

In July of 2012, after much research and strategic planning, Greg and James launched Podium Publishing, focusing exclusively on audiobooks, with three primary directives:

  • To create revolutionary partnerships with authors that acknowledge the changing publishing landscape.
  • To produce the best quality audiobooks in the industry and take them to listeners quicker than anyone else.
  • To create a scalable company that operates with high efficiency, while maximizing audiobook exposure in the marketplace.

In just over 2 years from launch, Podium has over 100 audiobooks on the market, has received rave reviews by the industry’s top critics, has been selected as an Audie Award Finalist, and in 2014 was nominated for 7 Voice Arts Awards, winning 2 of them for Outstanding Audiobook Narration in the Science Fiction and Fiction/Fantasy categories. Also, in 2014, Podium Publishing’s audiobook “The Martian” by Andy Weir became a Top 10 bestselling audiobook across all of Audible.com.

Learn more about James Tonn and Podium Publishing at www.PodiumPublishing.com

And check out Podium Publishing’s audiobooks at www.tiny.cc/podiumnn

Elmer Davis Jr. Engineers Profitability Via Real Estate Investment Opportunities In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh

Posted by admin on Jan 19th, 2015

The Burgeoning Market In “The Steel City” Inspires The Marketing/Finance Veteran To Expand TBK Ventures, Which Is Dedicated To “Engineering Profitability Globally Through Neighborhood Reinvestment”

Pittsburgh, PA – January 19, 2015 – Savvy marketing and finance veterans looking to expand investment opportunities for themselves and their clients generally have to do extensive global research to find them. In the case of multi-talented entrepreneur Elmer Davis, Jr., the potential gold mine was right in his backyard in his beloved hometown of Pittsburgh, which is currently enjoying a remarkable real estate boom.

As the founder and owner of TBK Ventures, a proprietorship dedicated to its stated mission of “Engineering Profitability Globally Through Neighborhood Reinvestment,” Davis has worked with hundreds of clients, solving a wide range business issues, making assessments of financial positions and helping underwrite business banking solutions for small to medium businesses. Over the past few years, he has helped them save money and control business costs with updated credit card processing and merchant services.

In 2012, Davis heard Warren Buffett make a powerful announcement. The renowned business magnate announced that if he could, he would invest in 200,000 homes because houses are a better investment than stocks at today’s return rates.

Davis’ business had diversified with various offices on the East Coast (Boston, Florida, etc.), but he was delighted to discover that the Pittsburgh region – where he still owns the home he grew up in and maintains strong community ties – was, as local CBS affiliate KDKA reported, one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. This provided an optimal opening for Davis to take his already growing TBK Ventures to the next level inviting clients to invest with him with the opportunity to maximize their profits in this growing market.

Davis’ venture is a natural outgrowth of his savvy for investing in properties that began at 17 when he was an entering undergrad at Florida State University. He told his dad he was going to take some of his scholarship funds and buy a Corvette, but was wisely advised to invest in property instead. He brings a wealth of experience to the table, having launched his career in marketing with Bristol-Myers and later working with Mobil Oil Corporation in U.S. Resale Marketing within the Administration and Budget Center in Fairfax, VA.

Davis further developed his financial expertise working in Budget and Reimbursement at Howard University Hospital while obtaining his MBA. He was later a partner in the firm Anderson, Philips, Davis, and Hoffmann operating in Washington DC, NYC and Los Angeles, CA. While serving as Executive Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Financial Dimensions, Inc., he was honored as the Nation’s Diversity Champion by the Mortgage Bankers Association for his Regional Diversity Initiative monetizing the impact inclusiveness and emerging markets. He later was Senior VP with AllDocs, Inc. outsourcing financial functions for banking clients.

In a colorfully illustrated 60-page handout that he gives to current and prospective clients, he lays out the process of how he can work with them on “Buying and Selling Houses for Maximum Profit.” He lists three major reasons to be in this business: large chunks of cash, cash flow streams and the fact that it is the most profitable investment around. He boils down The Basic Transactions to: buy low, sell high; buy low, sell low; owner financing; and lease options. A Wholesale Transaction involves selling to another investor, or selling to a landlord.

Another important point is the fact that there is no interest, no realtor and if the investment is less than $50,000, you can “do the sheet” yourself. His handout suggests several ways to find strong leads: auctions, ads, mailings, signs and estate attorneys.

“We teach clients about private placements, tax lien certificates and tax feels, and how we can underwrite their mortgages so that they’re in first position in the transaction,” he says. “If you’re my client and want me to help you build a portfolio of rental properties in Pittsburgh, you provide me with the money and my TBK Ventures buys them and owns them. You get return on your capital, making money without officially owning them yourself. With interest rates on mortgages low and properties selling inexpensively, there is no better time for investors to grow their portfolio in real estate.”

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