Why Handy Paused its Growth Plan to Focus on Profitability

In 2016, Oisin Hanrahan (Handy’s CEO) advocated for the roll-out of a new online boarding process that offers customers self-service. However, although his plan would eventually lead to profitability while reducing the company’s monthly expenditure, it was still a risky move that was opposed by his partner Umang Dua. In the end, the company agreed to do a test run to see how the program would perform.

In November 2015, Handy raised an additional $50 million in funding. Although the company had a financial cushion heading into 2016, Hanrahan and Dua worried about whether they would be able to raise future funding in their business category. The two realized that they needed to use the funds to drive the company into profitability as opposed to funding growth into new markets.

Handy Focuses on Profitability

At the time, Handy had already expanded into 28 markets around the world and faced no serious competition since it had already acquired Exec and Mopp, while Homejoy a third rival had shut down operations. Naturally, it was open season for a startup like Handy to want to expand and consolidate new markets around the globe.

Handy.com chose to halt its expansion program and focus on strengthening the 28 markets it already operated in in order to turn a profit. This was one of Handy’s most important decisions since, by the third quarter of 2016, the company already posted gross profit margins in all of its 28 markets. Furthermore, Hanrahan expected that the company would turn profitable by the second half of 2017.

Today, most of the company’s growth is organic or perpetuated through referral channels. Thanks to its new self-service online boarding program, Handy’s average cost of acquiring new customers has dropped by 33 percent while discounted bookings have dropped by 4 percent. Umang Dua believes that Handy will raise more capital in future but from a position of power, not desperation.

 

Don Ressler as The Chief Executive Officer of JustFab

Don Ressler is a business man who has succeed in most of his business ventures such as the intelligence beauty. In 2001 after his first business venture FittnessHeaven.com was purchased, Don Ressler teamed up with Adam Goldenberg to come up with Alena media. Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg realized that they had the skills and knowledge that would help them in succeeding in the growing field of online advertising. In 2005 after their business was bought by the News Crop, Don Ressler, and his partner Adam Goldenberg left to explore new business ventures.

Don Ressler is the Chief Executive Officer and the co-founder of intelligent beauty. Intelligent Beauty launched another company by the name JustFab, in 2010.JustFab is an e-commerce industry that originated from United State. Techstyle fashion group which was formally known as Justfab at http://www.techstyle.com/happy-in-el-segundo-techstyle-coo-anton-von-rueden-on-the-perks-of-life-in-the-south-bay/, it is an online retail shop that deals with deals on shoes, handbag, and jewelry. It offers its customers a variety of preferences from the latest fashions and also gives its customers a personalized shopping experience. TechStyle Company is the parent company to other brands such as Fabletics and ShoeDazzle.

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are the primary co-founders of JustFab online company. The company was founded in March 2010.In September 2011, Kimora Lee Simmons became the president and the creative director of JustFab Company. In 2011 JustFab received a funding of 33 million dollars from a United States capital firm, Matrix Partners. In 2012 JustFab moved internationally to countries such as Germany and Canada. This was as a result of 76 million dollars funds from several companies such as Technology Crossover Venture, Intelligent Beauty, Matrix Partners, and Rho Ventures. These funds greatly influenced the growth and success of JustFab Inc. In January 2013, JustFab acquired a children fashion company by the name FabKids and later celebrities started releasing their brands through Techstyle sub-brand on linkedin.com.

Brands such as Fabletics have resulted in fitness becoming more fashionable. Fabletics is one of the many JustFab brands. JustFab is the leading fashion site at Huffington Post that has made it in the e-commerce industry in the recent times. In the recent years, JustFab is on the way to generating 500 million dollars revenue, and Fabletics contributes almost 30% of this amount. This is the right track for a brand such as Fabletics which is merely two years old. JustFab closed 85 million dollars funding in August 2014 led by passport unique opportunity fund. This raised the company total capitalization to 250 million dollars.

How the Kabbalah Center is Helping to Spread Unity

The Kabbalah Center is a non-profit started in the US that offers courses on the Zohar and Kabbalah teachings. The center offers both online courses and classes at the various centers. The center has been recognized for its multi-cultural and diverse staff. The first center was started as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah in 1965. It was started by Philip Berg and Yehuda Brandwein who had experience as the dean of a Kabbalah center in Israel. Berg and his wife later established the current Kabbalah centers. They set up the first one in New York City.

 

They opened an extra center in Los Angeles in 1984 to serve the people who resided there. There are around fifty Kabbalah centers around the world in locations such as London, Brazil, and Canada. It is the leading center in the world on Kabbalah teachings as a result of the experience that they have gained after many years of teaching. Karen is the wife of the late Philip Berg. She serves as one of the spiritual leaders and directors of the non-profit organization.

 

Their teachings are structured in such a way that one does not need to have prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish teachings. This has opened up the philosophy to anyone who is interested in learning Kabbalah. The teachings are a supplement to religion and not an alternative. Any person from any religion can go through the courses that they offer. The center has written and published books with Kabbalistic commentary to portions of the Torah over the years. Some of the principles that Kabbalah focuses on include sharing, spiritual laws, controlling the ego, and unity.

 

The Kabbalah Center has had many people as students including celebrities. They include Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Arianna Grande, and Alex Rodriguez. Kabbalah has helped many people to find their purpose in life and to give their life meaning. Madonna has been a vocal supporter of the teachings and has a personal rabbi who helps her to study. The center has a volunteering program through which students can sign up to take part in projects that help the community.

What Makes A Good Fashion Design?

There are many things that go into fashion design. The look of fashion has many aspects that ultimately control how a fashion design will look. One of the biggest influences on how a fashion design will look is the fashion designer. The skills, talent, and design abilities of the fashion designer will always have a major affect on the fashions that are created by the designer.

 

What goes into a good fashion design? Beyond what the fashion designer brings, there are several aspects that can affect a fashion design. Public perception is one of the biggest aspects. The way the public responds to fashion determines how the fashion will do in the market. If fashion is received well by the public, the fashion will usually do well regarding sales, reviews, news, and publicity.

 

Another aspect that impacts fashion is how unique and different are the designs. People like fashion that is different. People like to see fashion that is new and exciting. For fashion designers, one of the latest trends that designers have been using is technology. Fashion designers are putting technology into the designs. This is a different look and different looks definitely get attention. The use of technology has gotten attention for various designs that have used technology in the past decade.

 

The fashion designs that use technology must still past the eye test. Do people actually like the designs? This is the main interest that people have regarding fashion. Technology as a part of a fashion design has provided benefits to the fashion industry. It has also provided benefits to the technology industry.

 

As technology innovations continue to come to the market, fashion designers will continue to try different ways of combining technology into fashion. The look concerning technology and fashion will continue to evolve as fashion designers try different things with technology.

 

A successful business professional who understands how using technology can impact the look of fashion is Chris Burch. An experienced professional who has started several successful companies, Chris Burch has experience in the fashion industry. He started a company in the apparel sector. Along with experience in clothing, Chris Burch has experience in technology because he started a technology company.

 

The various companies that Chris Burch started in the technology and fashion industries did very well. Chris Burch brings a high level of expertise to the businesses that he manages, and his leadership is a point that helps his companies tremendously.

 

Why Is Eric Pulier Such A Huge Success

Success comes in many forms and variations no matter the individual. Success can be obtained from a wide variety of fields such education, sports, construction, religion, and so on. When it all comes down to it, each one of us has a forte, but pushing yourself to make that forte a reality is what most people lack. You don’t have to be extremely wealthy to be a success as well as you don’t have to be a success to become wealthy. It’s a positive catch 22 situation that makes an individual into a winner for either or…One of the most successful people in current date is Eric Pulier. Most people may have never heard of this guy, but he personifies the positive catch 22 situation that’s spoken about above.

The Teaneck, New Jersey native has contributed to society in many ways even though he’s never really been a household name. He is truly the epitome of what is known as a philanthropist. You may be asking why? Well, Eric Pulier has given society a lot of beneficial products and services that span across a broad spectrum of industries. This guy has developed innovative technology that directly addressed the needs in healthcare as well as education. He’s donated hundreds of thousands of his hard earned money to charity as well as brought in advanced services for underprivileged communities. There are too many other individuals that are willing to sacrifice their funds for helping others and this action is what sets him apart from the rest. Pulier is well known and respected in an (unsung) type of way. The guy has founded over 15 companies in his life and has raised millions to fund start-up businesses, which have gone on to become mega success stories themselves. Here are some of the companies Eric Pulier has founded below:

  • Starbright World
  • U.S. Interactive
  • FLY
  • XPRIZE
  • Akana (software)
  • Digital Evolution
  • Media Platform, Inc.
  • And more

Eric Pulier has nothing else to prove and he has done so much for a society from the kindness of his own heart.

http://danielbudzinski.com/podcast/eric-pulier/ for more.

AMVA fights against cyberbullying

Cyber bullying is not just a problem for young adults on social media Outlets: it also affects adults even businesses. Even the most credible business can lose a substantial number of customers through cyber bullying attacks on social media outlets and through business review sites. Sites such as Reputation.com, Yelp and Facebook have become outlets for people to share their views about people and businesses. Sometime this is abused. One upset or angry customer can attempt to ruin the credibility of a business.

One association has decided to fight back on behalf of its members. Recently the American Veterinary Medical Association this was after a recent review showed that 20% of its members have been victims of cyberbullying through false reviews. There was even a case where cyberbullying drove one veterinarian to suicide.

The American Veterinarian Medical Association or AVMA created two valuable resources to help members facing false accusations and reviews. Now members of the American veterinarian Medical Association now have two new resources to help prevent cyber bullying from affecting their business.

Crisis management Consultants are available to discuss and give immediate assistance to those who are being cyber-bullied. This hotline is available for free for up to 30 minutes to any member who needs it. Additional time is also offered for a fee.

DMV reputation guard is also available four members through subscription this service retrieve information from online resources such as social media Outlets and make customer aware of reviews or results that could possibly be a threat to their business once information is found that is derogatory it helps provide customer with assistance in answering to the derogatory statements. Often mediation and a kind exchange of words can persuade an angry client to remove the information.

Your online reputation serves as a reflection of your true reputation. The internet has become a prominent part of everyday life. Anyone person has access to spread information about you, your family and business. It is important to monitor and remedy and activity involving your reputation. More business should follow the lead that the AVMA has taken to protect its members from fraudulent information.

 

Brown Modelling Agency Bringing Glamour to Central Texas

The two biggest talent agencies in central Texas recently merged to form a full-service agency, the Brown Modelling Agency. Previously Wilhelmina Austin, re-launched last year after the acquisition of Heyman Talent-South, one of the region’s leading talent agencies. The amalgamation of the two agencies and the launch of Brown Modelling Agency gives clients across the country a bigger pool of talent and experience. Heyman Talent-South has put together one of the most popular talent agencies in the entire state of Texas since its launch. Having risen to the helm of the modelling industry in central Texas since its launch in 2010, Wilhelmina Austin has evolved to one of the most successful agencies in the industry, under the leadership of Justin Brown.

The Brown Modelling Agency was launched with a new theatrical division with the sole objective of recruiting high-end actors into the agency and getting recurring roles in television. The new theatrical division will be led by Heyman Talent-South founder Michael B. Bonnée while Justin Brown will be the agency’s President and CEO. Brown Modelling Agency’s headquarters are in Austin, Texas with presence in Los Angeles and Dallas. According to the Agency’s President and CEO Justin Brown, acquiring Heyman Talen-south is in line with the agency’s expansion strategy in service to clients and talent.

Becoming a Model at Brown Modelling Agency

Modelling is not for everyone. It requires a certain body type, depending on the agency and what they are selling. Generally, taller, skinny people are more likely to succeed in the modelling industry. If you are physically gifted in that way, chances are you have already been spotted by an agency.

However, modelling industry is considering the idea of plus size models. Some agencies have actually introduced the line of plus size modelling. It is not all about the right size and flawless skin though, having a successful modelling career takes a certain type of character and resilience. It is not an easy road, especially at the beginning. But you eventually get used to the life, building grit along the way.

About The Brown Agency

Brown Modelling Agency was founded by Justin Brown as Wilhelmina Austin with headquarters in Austin, Texas. The agency acquired Heyman Talent-South, a talent agency late 2015 and merged to form the Brown Modelling Agency. Justin started as an acting coach who introduced talented individuals to the acting world. His interests in modelling can be traced back to college. Brown Agency models feature in reputable brands such as Loreal, Toyota, Dell and Louis Vuitton. The company has attracted a lot of talent since the merger nurturing them into full-time models on front pages of influential magazines. The agency believes in giving equal opportunities to all models.

Squaw Valley Is On Top Of The Drinking Water Issue

Squaw Valley is set to have another great ski season. Snow came early this year. But before the snow arrived in late October, a freak rainstorm inundated several water systems in the county where the famous ski resort is located. The new water system that was installed in the Gold Coast and High Camp areas of the resort was impacted by the torrential rain, and the water system was contaminated. Those two areas were the only areas affected by the rain. The contaminated water was never available to the public, according to a report issued by Liesl Kenney, the Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Anytime the word E.Coli is used people get nervous and scared. The E. Coli bacteria is a germ that can thrive in the digestive tracts of animals and humans. There are several types of this bacteria and many types are harmless. But some strains of the germ can cause kidney failure and anemia. In some cases, E. Coli can be fatal. Most of E. Coli strains come from drinking contaminated water, so it’s no surprise that discovering the bacteria in the water system at Squaw Valley was alarming. The restaurants in the areas where the bacteria was found have been closed, and the skiers are not allowed to drink the water. Squaw Valley is providing free bottled water to all the guests that are currently enjoying the early snowfall at the resort.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

The Squaw Valley staff took the appropriate steps once the bacteria was discovered. After the routine tests were performed, the staff immediately contacted the Environmental Health Department in Placer County. The staff also contacted the Squaw Valley Public Service District. Both of those organizations followed standard protocol, and they began a treatment process to eliminate the bacteria from the contaminated water systems. Squaw Valley also notified other water safety experts to ensure all methods to clean the water were used. The resort decided not to use the water systems at High Camp and Gold Coast until health officials deem the water safe. That could mean water in those areas may not be used for several weeks, or months.

The resort has kept the lines of communication open with the guest. The well-being of all the skiers currently staying at the resort is the main priority at this point. Andy Wirth, the CEO of Squaw Valley has been on top of the issue ever since it was first reported.

Wirth said the water is showing signs of improvement. Three of the four wells that serve those two areas have low levels of the coliform bacteria and the E. Coli bacteria is gone, according to Mr. Wirth. The Sierra Sun did an article about the contamination and the director of the Placer County Environmental Health Department said the same thing that Wirth said about the status of the clean up.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is a large resort, so it’s business as usual in 90 percent of the resort. The resort staff has gone out of their way to compensate the skiers that were affected by the water issue.

Learn more about Squaw Valley: http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Squaw-Valley-USA/6day/mid

Christmas Video Visitation And Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is giving the video presentations to prisoners in order to allow them to enjoy the holidays too. This is a way that it induces the happiness and safety of everyone that is in the correction facilities. Even the prisoners need a way to feel wanted and loved during the holidays, and this is the way that it can be done.

 

When they use the video visitations, the prisoners can see and hear their loved ones for the holiday. They can share in all the traditions with them, like opening presents and such. This is a way to make them feel good, and thus, everyone in the facility is safer. The company is putting out commercials all during the holiday month in order to let the public know how much of a difference the video visitations make. The people will be impressed.

 

Securus Technologies is a company that stops at nothing to get things done. With their excellent team of workers, they diligently work to produce new technology on a weekly basis that will help to keep the people of the world safer. It is their mission as a company to do so. Their jobs are hard, but they always complete their duties, and this is what makes the company such a success. They stop at nothing to get things done. In the future, this company will do even more with technology and safety. They have the means to do so, and they will make sure that people understand the importance of it. When they work on their technologies, they know what works and what doesn’t, so they put things in place that will succeed for the people. It will continue to be like this, and the people will be safer than they ever were when they put out their new and better technology.

 

 

The Best Beauty and Lifestyle Hacks With Wengie

There are so many makeup hacks out there that people just don’t know about. From making your own makeup remover to at home teeth whitening, Wengie shows her followers how to do just about everything when it comes to health and beauty! She likes to release YouTube videos complete with what beauty knowledge she has and what tips and tricks she found from searching the internet.

 

Many of us, Wengie included, know just how expensive it is to buy makeup remover and makeup remover wipes. You end up dishing out a lot of money and usually get a subpar remover or one that doesn’t last really long. Wengie found a creative way to make your own! In the video she shows you how to mix distilled water, baby shampoo, and coconut oil. It removes even the most stubborn makeup! The coconut oil is the best part. It’s good for skin, eyelashes, and even hair! All you have to do is store your makeup remover in a pump bottle and it can be brought on flights.

 

Wengie loves her makeup brushes, and she’s got quite the collection. What she doesn’t like is how they can get dusty when left out. Her life got a lot easier when she discovered how easy it was to store them in a straw container. The lid on a straw container keeps the dust out. The clear sides allow you to look at your collection and they even come out super easily. Wengie says it’s almost like straw containers were made for makeup brushes.

 

Wengie prides herself on having white teeth and she knows that’s something that is important for many others as well! Therefore she discovered a few different hacks that can get you the whitest teeth. The first is to simply mash a strawberry and use it like you would toothpaste. The acid in the strawberry helps to clean teeth. The second way is to rub a banana peel on teeth. It’s a gentle exfoliator which also helps to clean teeth.