Richard A. Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, Plans to Out Global Tel Link for Unethical, Unlawful Actions

Dallas,TX based Securus Technologies, a leading U.S. telecommunications provider, has launched a series of press releases to urge Global Tel Link to act with higher integrity. Securus discovered a number of wrongdoings performed by GTL dating back to January of 1998.
The wrongdoings are still continued today, according to the CEO of Securus, Richard A. Smith. Some of the unethical and unlawful actions committed by GTL include advancing clocks during correctional visitations by as much as 36 seconds and programming telephones to cause higher rates to calls than allowed under GTL’s rate caps. The company’s actions cause Louisiana’s taxpayers to be overcharged by more than a billion dollars.
Smith says that he loves Securus and what they do for law enforcement, the inmates, and the community. He said that he will not let the actions of GTL tarnish the telecommunications industry. Smith cares deeply for his company, industry, and customers. He also has great respect for his company’s responsibilities.
Smith’s goal during the series of press releases, the first of which involves an official 17 page Order against GTL, is to highlight their actions in hopes of causing Global to be shamed into acting with higher integrity.
There’s no doubt that Smith is angered by these actions, ending his statement in a June 7th press release by saying that “playing tricks on customers and scamming them is a cancer on the industry“. He also feels that, even though the actions of Global began 18 years ago, “time does not take away that sin”.
The press release where Smith made these statements can be found on his company’s website, www.securustechnologies.com. The entire Louisiana Public Service Order No. U-20784-B, Docket U-20784 can be found on the site, as well as information about Securus and what they do.

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Slyce Dominates Online Shopping Industry With Visual Search

 

Since I have grown up I have seen the business and shopping communities change significantly. In fact, I can remember a day before the internet when you could only get things by going to the actual location that your product is sold. You would have to go to the hardware store to get those patio chairs, or you would have to go the mall and figure out where to buy your basketball shorts. Luckily, the internet came along and makes shopping online a possibility. In fact, online shopping might be one of the greatest innovations that the internet has made possible. In addition to providing complete news coverage, and other sources of entertainment, the internet brings us closer to the purchases that we want to make.

Online shopping in itself is an entertaining thing to do, but I do not usually want to spend hours of my free time online looking for the things that I want to buy. I found a pair of sneakers in the store the other day, for instance. They did not have my size in the store, so I went online later to find them, and I had a lot of trouble locating them. I found this app on my smart phone that made it a lot easier.

I was lucky to find out about Slyce because it seems like an app that will make my life easier when it comes time to shop for myself, for my home, and for my family. I imagine that it will make things easier when Christmas time comes around as well. I do not like dealing with crowded department stores at all. Does anyone out there like to stand in line? Why waste all of that time when you can use Slyce to buy exactly what you are looking for.

Slyce visual search is such an advanced technology that it uses image recognition and product recognition software to generate search results for users that are based entirely off of the picture submitted by each user. The entire process generates results that are more accurate than any other online shopping methods. Slyce is quick, Slyce is easy, and Slyce is free to download. The company is really making some waves in their industry, and they are actually partnered with several large retailers out there. Slyce publicly announced their partnership with large retailers such as Shoe Carnival within the past few months.

Co-Working Space Encourages Thinking Outside of the Box

Why People Thrive In Coworking Spaces

Traditionally, people went to offices in order to work. However, there are a growing number of people that are learning about the advantages of working in a shared office space. Studies have revealed that people who have experienced the shared working spaces seem to thrive better in the co-working spaces than they have in offices. While some may be surprised to hear that, there are obvious reasons when one thinks about it. For one thing, the office is often a small space. With small spaces seem to come small minds. Co-working spaces tend to encourage thinking outside of the box.

In fact, many people report coming up with new ideas for their business. This is to be expected because the co-working space is more laid back and relaxed. When one is relaxed, he is more likely to be creative and to come up with newer ideas. Therefore, it stands to reason that one would be more likely to come up with new ideas in co-worker spaces. If there is one thing that is good for business success, it is the ability to come up with new ideas

One shared office space in NYC is Workville. Workville is located in New York City. People visit that area in order to work on their projects. People go to Workville with a wide range of purposes from starting their own business to coming up with a solution that will bring about greater growth for their business. People can also pay for their own space to do their work in. Among the options they have are shared spaces, their own private office, and even a dedicated desk.

One thing to realize is that the lessons that have been taught by shared office spaces can be applied to the office environment as well. When one can manage the energy of his office, he can be able to work better in his company. As a result, he will move forward in the job that he is working in. Shared working spaces are also good for people to brainstorm and come up with new innovations.

Kevin Seawright Talks Business On the Radio

Last June 27th Kevin Seawright was a special guest on the radio show Larry Young Morning Show. He and Larry discussed an upcoming project of his that he wanted to educate viewers about. Kevin has founded a company called RPS Solutions and it is a company that is important to the entire Baltimore area because it renovates lower income housing projects that are in badly need or repair. Kevin has lofty aspirations for his company and he sincerely believes in doing good things for the Baltimore community.

In his own words, Kevin told Larry that he is passionate about helping people to own their own homes in the Baltimore area. There are so many people who are trying to purchase a home for the first time and they need some form of assistance. Kevin wants to help these people. They want the opportunity to own their own home but they also need the home to be affordable, and in a stable safe neighborhood. When people have a home with these qualities they have something they can be proud of, says Kevin.

Currently, home ownership in the Baltimore area is low but Kevin has the goal of getting the home ownership rate above 48.3%. RPS Solutions LLC works tirelessly, every day with that mission in mind by creating affordable homes that people can actually afford. When you allow people to own their own their own homes they become invested in their community and it becomes a nicest, safer place to live. It becomes a stable socioeconomic environment which is the key to a thriving community.

XRepublic reports that Kevin has been working with housing and project developments throughout his professional career. He has worked in the private sector as well as for local government all over the North East. The last position he held before starting RPS Solutions was the CFO of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. With this wealth of past experience, Kevin is well suited to help the Baltimore area by creating affordable housing for those who want to own their own home for the first time.  Check out Kevin’s full bio on the Newark CEDC Website.

Importance of Finding the Right Whistleblower Attorney

Starting in 1863 with the False Claims Act, a number of laws have been passed to protect people who provide information regarding a workplace activity that is unethical, illegal or dangerous. These laws are designed to protect a worker from undue recrimination for reporting acts that cause undue danger to employees or violate SEC regulations.

One of the most important overhauls of the whistleblower program occurred in 2010 with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This Act provided protection and financial incentives for people who report violations of these regulations.

Many different online sites designate how to file a grievance with the SEC. However, when planning to file a whistleblower complaint it is prudent to seek the services of an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law. They have investigators and other personnel at their disposal, can advise you on your rights and explain what to expect in regards to financial compensation. In addition, if you are represented by an attorney, it is possible to report security violations anonymously.

Under the program rules, eligible whistleblowers are entitled to a portion of any money collected from monetary sanctions enforced by the SEC or other regulatory and/or law enforcement agencies. Employers are not allowed to retaliate against whistleblowers who correctly report workplace violations.

When a grievance is filed, the employer is forbidden to take negative action against the whistleblower for 90 to 180 days. It is essential that the complaint be justified, factual and substantiated. In other words, there must be no misleading or false statements, there must be legal justification and evidence (such as personal injury, witnesses, testimonials and so forth).

It is essential that a whistleblower be fully aware of the procedure required to file a legitimate claim. This makes it important to obtain the services of an attorney who is well versed in the subject. A number of firms specialize in this type of legislation and are prepared to guide you every step of the way.

Settlement of a whistleblower’s claim does not occur overnight. It takes time to make an investigation, file necessary papers and wait for a result. However, if something such as a job injury has occurred there is usually workman’s compensation or other forms of reimbursement until the case is settled.

The act of whistle blowing has resulted in the enforcement of safety regulations, equipment replacement and/or procedures that have saved thousands of lives. Workers who make these kinds of reports are regarded as heroes by many people. Learn more about SEC Whistleblower attorneys

Brad Reifler Reaches out to Average Joe Investors with Forefront Income Trust

If someone wants to turn money into more money, an advisor named Brad Reifler may have the answer. For decades, most people thought successful investing was a secret that was kept by the elite 1% of investors. That is not the case.

A company named Forefront Capital wants to help close economic gaps with their Forefront Income Trust product. While the majority of investment programs only work with accredited investors, Forefront Income Trust works with average people.

Brad Reifler, Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, explains that he once only worked with accredited investors. As time went on, he began working with non-accredited investors and developed investment plans for them. Over 40% of middle-class citizens have less than $6,000 in savings. Forefront Capital strives to increase that figure with as little risk as possible.

Reifler realized how limited non-accredited investors options were when his father-in-law gave him his life savings to invest. Thereafter, Reifler developed a public fund that the average Joe could invest in.

Accredited investor standards were originally created to save shareholders from unsafe investments. Things have changed over the past 30 years, as knowledge and oversight in the stock market have increased.

The definition “Accredited investor” is reviewed every four years by a committee. After a recent review, the committee recommended doing away with net-worth and income tests that were created over 30 years ago. In turn, they replaced them with financial sophistication measures. The new measures look at an individual’s educational and professional credentials.

After much research, Reifler created the Forefront Income Trust to give the middle class more investment options. This product allows non-accredited investors the opportunity to invest as little as $2,500.

Forefront Income Trust’s products have nothing to do with the stock market’s performance. As a result, diversification is automatically allowed in an individual’s overall portfolio. While the investments may be higher risk, Forefront Income Trust has built-in structures to help lessen risks.

Madison Street Capital: Honorary Recognition of their Leader

Anthony Marsala, the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital, was recently recognized as part of the 40 Under Forty recognition program of 2015 by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). The NACVA sought out nominees under the age of 40 who’ve made extraordinary advances in mergers and acquisitions, expert witness testimony, litigation consulting, financial forensics, business valuation, and related professions. The Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI) and NACVA’s executive staff chose the honorees, and the decision making process was very difficult due to the overwhelming amount of qualified candidates according to the CTI and NACVA’s executive staff. They selected the honorees from a pool of over 125 nominees. And they were featured in several press releases, NACVA’s Association News, QuickReadBuzz Blog, profiles in The Value Examiner, and through other distributions throughout 2015. Brien K. Jones, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the CTI and NAVCA stated that this 40 under Forty recognition program is designed to give opportunity and voice to industry mavericks’ next generation in recognizing their contributions to their communities, their professions, and their future contributions. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/community/chi-ugc-article-madison-street-capitals-anthony-marsala-reco-2015-08-20-story.html

About Anthony Marsala

In his role at Madison Capital, LLC., he’s instrumental in managing and leading the organization’s international presence in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also, he oversees the company’s due diligence and analytical teams that perform all valuation work for business for the organization’s M&A and corporate finance. He specializes in M&A, business valuation, and corporate finance, and he has reviewed and performed a large number of transactional and valuation engagements for more than the past 13 years for a variety of company sizes and industry sectors.

With his education, Marsala graduated from the Loyola University of Chicago studying Finance and Information Systems. He also holds a master’s degree in Strategy from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Additionally, he’s also a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and NACVA.

About Madison Street Capital

Established in 2011 in Chicago, IL, Madison Street Capital is a global investment banking firm that’s committed to leadership, excellence, integrity, and service in delivering merger and acquisition expertise, financial opinions, corporate financial advisory services, and valuation services to privately and publicly held businesses’ standards. Additionally, this organization has a yearly revenue of $13000 with approximately two employees. For more information, visit their website, www.madisonstreetcapital.org

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How Talk Fusion Is Helping People’s Lives

Bob Reina recently sat down to talk about his company, Talk Fusion. The company is dedicated to helping further communication. This service works over almost any medium one can imagine. From video conferencing all the way to social networking. The main point is that it helps to open people up to new ideas and ways to share them with the world. As the company name suggests, it’s all about fusing different methods of communication together in order to create a greater whole. If this sounds like a laudable goal, it shouldn’t be surprising. One merely needs to talk to Bob Reina to see how the company’s mission coincides with his giving spirit. After all, as he himself says, “With great success comes greater responsibility”.

It’s clear that Bob is taking that to heart as well. He’s current given over one million dollars in donations to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Within the sphere of animal welfare, he’s also helped out individually with countless animals. But that spirit of giving is hardly limited to animals. Bob has made a habit of helping those who lack the means to help themselves in all spheres of life. This even includes supporting Indonesian orphanages.

But this shouldn’t be thought of as simply one person moving alone. He hopes that he might be leading by example. And he’s also continually striving to help other people join in with charitable help. That’s why he’s also announced that he’s started up a new plan which will let Talk Fusion customers join in. Anyone with an account can also chip in and donate another account to a charity of their choice. This is hardly a bare bones feature either. The donated account is the highest quality they have available. This custom monthly plan includes all the video marketing products as well. This ranges from video based email to video newsletters and even video chat.

The intent behind the action is quite simple. It’s partially a way of helping people help each other. But it’s also a way of helping charities bolster their methods of communication in order to get their overall message out into the world. Additionally, it helps customers pay help forward in order to make the world a better place for everyone.

 

Learn more about Talk Fusion:

http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/video-conferencing-services/talk-fusion-in-brandon-fl-90033972

Nutritious and Tasty Alternatives to Dry Dog Food From Beneful

Beneful Incredibites Wet Dog Food
A wet dog food formulated by Beneful to give your small adult dog 100% of the nutrition they need with an incredible taste. This food comes in chicken, beef, and salmon accentuated by vegetables that complement each meat. It is chopped into small bites and has a savory flavor your dog will be sure to enjoy.

Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food

A finely chopped wet dog food that comes in chicken, beef, turkey, chicken and liver, and lamb. that is formulated with the nutrition an adult dog needs. It is accentuated with vegetables and whole grains to ensure your dog receives the proper nutrition. This delectable dog food has ingredients you can see and your dog will enjoy.

Beneful Tuscan Style Wet Dog Food

This gourmet style dog food comes with beef, carrots, rice, and spinach served in a savory sauce. A completed and balanced nutritious meal that your adult dog will love and is perfect by itself or mixed with dry food.

Beneful Romana Style Medley Dog Food

Romana Style Medley is a savory blend of chicken, carrots, pasta, and spinach blended with a generous sauce. It is 100% complete and balanced nutrition for an adult dog that will give them the taste they want with the nutrition you want for them. Beneful delivers another tasty adult dog food that is perfect on its on or a great blend in to dress up dry food. Beneful products are sold on Walmart.

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3 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do When Their Reputation Is Being Attacked

As an entrepreneur your reputation is everything. It is the reason a potential customer will, or will not, decide to do business with you. Because of this, you go out of your way to ensure your reputation is up to par. You keep all of your promises and always over deliver.

So what happens when someone comes along and decides to attack your reputation? What should you do and how can you ensure your business doesn’t go under as a result?

Here are 3 things every entrepreneur should do when their reputation is being falsely attacked:

#1 – Don’t Fire Back At Your Attackers

I know this is difficult to do, but if you fire back you will only make matters worse. While it is true you don’t want to remain silent, you also don’t want to react too quickly. Instead you should focus on letting your character speak for itself. Continue helping people and providing excellent service. When the time is right you can speak up about the situation.

#2 – Get Support

When you are being attacked, especially in the public eye, it is very tempting to run and hide. You feel all alone and you think no one understands. The reality is you aren’t the first entrepreneur to go through something like this and you won’t be the last. One of the best things you can do for yourself is reach out and ask for support. You would be surprised how many people would be willing to offer advice on how you can get through this tough situation.

#3 – Clean Up Negative Search Results

The internet is a very dangerous thing. With one click of a button your reputation can be ruined by someone posting false information. One way to combat this is to hire a company that specializes in cleaning up negative search results.

SearchCleanup.com is one such company that can clean up your online reputation. If there are any negative reviews, articles or PDF’s floating around the internet about your company, Searchcleanup.com will clean them up. They will ensure the right information comes up when potential customers are searching for your business.

To learn more and to get a free quote visit them online at www.SearchCleanup.com.