Monthly archives "March 2016"

Dog Food Gets the Best Upgrade

The dog food world has become a lot better because there are so many different premium brands out there. More people are familiar with this dog food premium market because it has expanded to a new audience. There are more people that have dogs with ailments that actually require a better level of dog food.

When it comes to dog food brands, some pet food brands have become leaders while others are followers. Beneful has clearly emerged as the leader that others are now following. This is a Purina brand that has come forth with some high quality that is hard to match. The ground yellow corn and the gluten free meal that is used makes this a valuable brand for others to follow. I have seen how this brand is becoming even more creative with vegetables and fruits. I think that this is why my dogs love this brand so much.

The competition is heating up, and people have really started to research all the different brands that are out there. The Daily Herald reports that FreshPet is one of the fastest growing premium dog food companies around. More than 23 billion has been spent on dog food. That is why there is so much buzz about all the innovation that is surfacing. It is big business, and the Internet has made it possible for even more people to patronize the premium brands.

Dog food has transitioned in to many different ways, and I have been very impressed with the change. Honest Kitchen, for example, has managed to incorporate apples in some of their dog food products. IAMS So Good incorporates soybean meal in their products.

The brands keep increasing, but Beneful has remained among the best in the industry. This is the brand that has some chopped medleys and some chicken and beef. These are the types of ingredients that are going to be pertinent to a dog’s health. I have had some dogs with ailments, but Beneful has food like Healthy Weight and Beneful Radiance that help dogs. I appreciate what this brand has done for my pets.


Indian Direct Selling Industry Leader Is Helping Women Succeed As Entrepreneurs

As more and more women seek opportunities that will allow them to better balance work and life, entrepreneurship is becoming and very hot topic. This is because women no longer want to have to choose between work and family. They want to be able to do what they love, earn an income and still be able to nurture their families. 

One of the quickest ways to make this dream a reality is by joining a direct selling company. The direct selling industry is a billion dollar industry. It is responsible for making more millionaires than almost any other industry. 

Even better is the fact hundreds of thousands of women have had great success in the direct selling industry. According to the Direct Selling Association, almost 75% of direct selling representatives are women. 

QNET, one of the most prominent direct selling companies in Hong Kong, wants to help even more women start their own businesses and become financial free thanks to direct selling. 

That’s why they are doing all they can to groom women entrepreneurs. Their goal is to help women enrich their lives and be able to make a difference in the communities they call home. 

When you join QNET as a direct seller, you will have the opportunity to work according to your own schedule. You will therefore be in complete control of the amount of money you make. You can work as little or as much as you want. 

And while QNET provides a great opportunity for women to take complete control of their financial future, please know your success is dependent upon your commitment to the business. If you don’t put in the work, you won’t get the results. 

About QNET

QNET is one of the leading direct selling companies in Asia. They offer great products to a very diverse group of individuals. Their number one goal is to help people, especially women, become successful entrepreneurs and enhance their lifestyles. 

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They have a great business model that anyone can use to start their own business with very little upfront investment. With hard work and dedication you have the opportunity to become self sufficient and change not only your life, but the life of those you love and care for on a daily basis. 

If this sounds like a great opportunity, visit to learn more about it. There you will be able to learn about the compensation plan and how you can get started right away.


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How to Perfect Smart Casual

Dressing smart casual is very hard to pull off, even for the most fashionably aware. Who What Wear turns to ten of their favorite fashion bloggers for advice. Style bloggers have perfected their look through practice of their natural ability to style, as well as constant attention to detail as they write about their subjects. Great street style is a great source for smart casual.

10 Ways to Dress Casually Smart
1. Reem Kanj of Five Five Fabulous
Style your casual jeans look with a long white coat. If your everyday jeans look needs a change, consider matching a fedora, ankle boots, and belt to your tee shirt.

2. Pernille Teisbaek of The You Way
Pair patterned kitten heels with a neutral palette outfit which focuses on shapes and textures.

3. Peony Lim
Choose well designed simple pieces, such as espadrilles with a leather toe and a belt that gathers an oversized, comfortable jacket.

4. Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty
Pair a skirt with clean lines with grunge inspired separates with interesting fabrics.

5. Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe
If your outfit is loose, choose slim accessories with fine details. For instance a menswear shoe with quality hardware with a baggy coat.

6. Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now
Treat your dressier jacket casually and wear it over your shoulders as a cape when paired with a casual outfit.

7. Alice Zielasko of Alice Point
A feminine dress becomes urban when worn with ankle boots.

8. Aria Di Bari
Style your jeans with simple strapped heels to elevate your outfit.

9. Gala Gonzalez of Amlul
Polished and shiny shoes bring a well-maintained sense to any clothes.

10. Courtney Trop of Always Judging
Proper trousers can be worn casually with suede moccasins and a printed tee shirt.

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What You Need to Know About iFunding

For those who are in the real estate industry, you have probably heard of iFunding. After all, it’s currently one of the most popular real estate investment platform companies. The organization has a headquarters out in New York.

The reason why iFunding is so special and different from any other investment platform businesses out today is that it employs an unique technology. This technology actually connects real estate investors and high quality sponsors together so that everyone involved is benefited. This includes everyone from the developers to the property owners. By bringing together all these key players, a more efficient solution can be found for investing in and raising money for real estate opportunities.

A lot of individuals also like iFunding because it offers accredited investors a shot at real estate investment opportunities in debt. In fact, there are even equity deals in place at minimums as low as $5,000. This is really hard to find nowadays, especially in the real estate industry.

As iFunding becomes more and more popular, it is important to mention the face behind the company. William Skelley is the founder and CEO of this real estate crowdfunding platform. He is regarded in such a bright light that he was even recently named a member of the ‘Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders.’ This is a very exclusive group that not many people are invited to. Skelley is truly blazing a trail in the real estate industry.  iFunding is also making waves with their new hires, as MarketWired reported originally.

What’s even more remarkable about Skelley is that the real estate crowdfunding industry is extremely crowded, as there are a lot of other companies competing with them for business. For instance, there are businesses out there like Realty Mogul, Real Crowd, Fundrise, Patch of Land and Realtyshares. However, iFunding still rises above all of this competition. That’s because Skelley isn’t worried about anyone else. He even told CNBC once, “Many of us think there’s room for several to become leaders.” Skelley welcomes the competition because he knows iFunding’s focus on equity is unique.

As of now, the iFunding platform has raised roughly $30 million. This is a huge amount, considering they are only dealing with 27 real estate projects from range from areas like Brooklyn, New York, to Austin, Texas. Today, iFunding only has 12 employees with about 5,000 accredited investors signed up to work with them.

It’s clear that Skelley really believes in his cause and how it will help those in the real estate industry. He proves that as long as you go forth about your conviction and put your heart and soul into it, you will succeed. Skelley is changing the real estate industry like never before and it’s so evident in everything he does.

White Shark Media Leading the Way in the Digital Marketing Industry by Implementing Effective Strategies for Dealing with Complaints

White Shark Media is a global Digital Marketing Agency that provides marketing solutions geared towards assisting small as well as medium-sized businesses to make informed investment decisions. The agency has experienced a fast-paced growth in North America. Currently, it has offices in Atlanta, GA, Denmark, Nicaragua, Scandinavia, Miami, FL, and Central America and looking forward to expanding its operation in other cities. The agency offers personalized services that address unique needs of businesses. Its marketing strategies have helped companies across America to accrue satisfying returns from their investment.


Most clients complement the agency for offering excellent services. They are happy with the response they get anytime they call. They credit their increased sales and success in business to the digital marketing strategies offered by White Shark Media.

Most clients are happy with the communication solutions that the agency has implemented. Some complement the online conferencing tool that has enabled them to review monthly reports. Most have noted improvement in strategies for dealing with complaints and quality of services.

Dealing with complaints

White Media Shark has enjoyed an incredible online presence and positive comments from both loyal and new clients. It has been showered with compliments. However, it has received complaints from few clients. The agency goal is to ensure every client is happy, hence has an effective complaints management strategies that ensure clients are always happy with the service rendered.

Dealing with AdWords Campaigns complaints

White Shark Media has implemented effective reporting procedures that allow business owners to review its report and be informed of the activities that are being carried out by the agency. Each client is provided a detailed explanation of what the AdWords campaign entails. The knowledge will help the clients to track the performance of particular keywords as well as ads.

Eradicating communication issue

Maintaining an effective communication with the client is the primary objective of White Shark Media. The agency has implemented a communication program that will address the unique needs of clients.

Monthly reviews via GoTomeeting

The agency provides an opportunity for clients to review monthly reports and AdWords account through the GoToMeeting virtual conference tool. Both new and old clients have praised this development due to its efficiency.

Direct contact with professionals

Clients will be able to interact with agency’s professionals and get the necessary assistance within a short period. Each customer will be assigned a contact person as well as person’s supervisor.

Call tracking

White Shark Media confirmed that most of the enquiries were made via phone. Therefore, the agency has collaborated with Marchex to keep tracks of the calls that are made by clients. This service will ensure all enquiries that are made by clients are responded to on time. Therefore, the service is compulsory for local business owners and has been included in the agency’s AdWords management program.

A Reason To Celebrate For The Lake Tahoe Community As The Olympic Valley Incorporation Motion Fails.

If there is something that can greatly affect the economy of a region is the introduction of high taxes. High taxes affects the charges on goods and services offered in an economic environment, and thus, consumers end up buying less and even at times stop buying completely. Since consumers can no longer buy goods and services, the businesses will be forced to close down. This was going tho be the outcome of the Olympic Valley Incorporation motion on businesses in the Lake Tahoe region.The Olympic Valley was bound to lead to higher taxes in the region. This was going to lead to an increase in the price of goods and services offered in the area.

The Olympic Valley is a tourists destination that thrives solely on tourism activities. The area is full of five-star tourist resorts that serve tourists who visit the area. This resorts also give life to other local businesses which provide goods and services to either the resorts or tourists. This resorts also employ a large number of people from the Lake Tahoe region around the Olympic Valley. The Olympic Valley is known for its good natural ski terrains that are ranked number one worldwide. The area is also said to have the longest ski terrain running from mountain go mountain. Tourists who visit this area mainly come to participate in skiing activities. The Olympic Valley is also the number one winter destination.

The Olympic Valley Incorporation motion was strongly and relentlessly opposed by the Lake Tahoe community and other industry players in the region lead by Andy Wirth. He is the president, founder and owner of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. This firm owns and runs the Squaw Valley Ski Resort and the Alpine Meadows resort both in Olympic Valley and is a connected world longest ski terrain. He says that the timing of the incorporation motion was bad. Not only was it going to lead to higher taxes, but it was also going to deny the region access to social services. The incorporation motion came at a time when the Lake Tahoe region was undergoing a difficult time; the area was being faced with a four-year drought. This drought had badly affected tourism activities and led to the closure of resorts and other businesses in the area. But recently the drought passed and the seasonal winds set in early. Now, most of the resorts and other businesses have already opened. This season is going to be a very profitable season according to Andy Wirth.

Andy Wirth is the founder and the main donor of the Wounded Warrior Support. This is a charity organization that he started to help Navy Seals returning home get back to their normal lives. He is also the founder of the Crowdrise charity campaign that seeks funds from well-wishers to donate to the Navy Seals Foundation.

Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal

George Soros Thinks The European Union Cannot Resolve Their Relentless Economic Issues Because It Is Part Of The Problem

The European Union is its own worst enemy, according to George Soros. Soros is known for making a billion dollars in one transaction when he took a short position against the English pound back in the 1980s. Since then his personal wealth has grown to more than $27 billion. Soros is not only shrewd investor, but he is also a humanitarian that has created foundations all over the world. Soros has had a lot to say about the world’s economy lately, and in an interview with a German magazine he unloaded on the European Union. Tha main point Soros wanted to make in that interview was the EU may start to fall apart in 2016 unless changes are made within the organization.

Soros posted his eye-opening remarks on Bloomberg website. The picture he paints is not a pretty one, but it is realistic, according to other economists around the world. There is profound disillusionment with the European Union in Europe, and if the Front National in France, the Dutch Party for Free or the Swedish Democrats get their way, the EU is toast.

The anger that continues to brew could boil over in 2016, and open rebellion could be the drink of the day. Another one or two Islamist terror attacks should be enough to blow the lid off the EU. Isil hasn’t been shy when boasting about the jihadist they have sent and will send into Europe though the open borders of the European Union.

A Lebanese minister claimed that 1 in every 50 Syrian asylum-seekers may be an Isil supporter. That’s a scary thought considering more than 3 million more refugees could reach European Countries in 2016. Soros believes the open society concept should be protected, and a solution to the migration crisis should be the EU’s top priority. But Soros also said no one is taking control and leading the EU. Several member countries are making their own rules, and that is a serious sign of disintegration, according to Mr. Soros.

German Chancellor Merkel was the first leader to allow migrants into her country, but the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne by refugees changed the way Germans look at the Merkel migration policy. The nationalists in Germany are challenging Merkel’s decision to bring 1.1 million refugees into their country if 1 in 50 are possible terrorists.

The opinion of most Europeans is pro-migration if it can be handled in an orderly way. That means background checks and other information should be approved before they get settled. But as Soros mentions, most refugees don’t have background information. Other methods must be incorporated to move some of the refugees closer to their original homes. The EU has only reached out to Turkey for help so far in order to do that.