Honey Birdette: Lingerie Retail Company

When Eloise Monaghan and Janelle Barboza founded Honey Birdette, they were just satisfying their own need for provocative lingerie. They very quickly discovered that a plethora of women liked their designs. Soon, the two friends created an entire brand to fill a niche in the Australian market.
Honey Birdette is more than just another lingerie retail store. It has a whole atmosphere about it. Patrons from all over Australia flock to their stores to have the Honey Birdette experience. After BB Capital invested in them, Honey Birdette grew to 55 stores nationwide. Each of those stores is specifically designed to make every customer feel special.
Customers also like shopping in store because of “Honeys”, the Honey Birdette sales staff. Honeys are the most engaging professionals in any lingerie store, but they’re not overbearing. They’re known for being playful and flirty. They’re also not afraid to role play with customers to get their point across.
Honeys make every Honey Birdette visit an unforgettable experience. It’s their job to empower women who visit the store. They’re also there for entertainment; as a way to educate about Honey Birdette products. Honeys are the razzle-dazzle that many fashions brands lack.
That lack of razzle-dazzle is what’s allowing Honey Birdette to expand so quickly. The company already has a handful of boutiques in the United Kingdom but plans on adding more. Honey Birdette wants to open 40 more stores in places like Liverpool, Newcastle, and Leeds.
The company’s also thinking about expanding into the United States. After experience an astonishing rise in U.S. sales, Honey Birdette created a U.S. only site with better customer experience. U.S. shoppers now have free shipping on orders more than $50 and shipping and returns are easier.

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The Civic Work of Avaaz

In 2007, The U.S.-based Avaaz was launched. This is a civic activist organization co-founded via a partnership between civic rights groups, Res Publica and MoveOn.org. There were also a several key individuals who were co-founders: Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans, and Andrea Woodhouse. Of these individuals, Patel, Pravda, and Pariser sit on its board. Patel also serves as its president and executive director. Patel has much prior experience in international civic rights work, having previously worked for the International Crisis Group in locations all over the globe.

Avaaz is today an extremely well respected an online activist organization focused on climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict. Avaaz, a Persian word which means “voice” or “song” was selected because this word is similar in a lot of other languages. As a matter of policy, it does not take donations from foundations or corporations and has not done so since 2009. The vast majority of its funding comes from individuals. To facilitate its many fundraising campaigns, Avaaz has campaigners all over the world who do campaigns in more than 30 countries.
These campaigners also play an instrumental role in networking with members and organizing protest events. All of the many members worldwide are included in the planning and their ideas listened to. If one of them has a particularly good idea, that idea will be brought before all the members for a vote. Avaaz is so committed to these member-led activities that in the past they have shelled out millions to give equipment and training to members for planned events. Many of its activities tend toward progressiveness, such as climate change and immigration-related events. Although its workings are not without its critics, the future of Avaaz looks very bright indeed.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

Back to Dentistry, the MB2 Dental Method that Improved Dentistry All Over the U.S.

Dentistry like any major health issue should be handled with care and the dentist’s upmost ability. This is why it is essential for dental practice to be able to manage their affairs in an order that is up to code and to the clinics in a model that most befits them. To enable this closeness in work between dentist and patients the practitioner must not be bogged down by work that is confusing and time-consuming, by relieving this stress the real work can be done. This what MB2 Dental Solutions believes in.

MB2 Dental Solution was founded by Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, DMD who, through his time as a dental student and a practicing dentist, found that many of the current models of dentistry did not gel well with many clinics who were taken away from their patients to do work outside of the clinic itself. To combat this Dr. Stevens created MB2 Dental Solutions in order to aid fellow dentists to relive themselves of said non-clinical busy work and to give them more time with patients. This has been done by creating office suites for dentists that are managed by MB2 Dental Solutions to take care of nonclinical needs and services. A major service offered by MB2 Dental is human resource management, by being there to ensure human resources issues such as payment and wellbeing are kept the staff at the dental clinic can breathe easy and focus their work on their patients. Since its inception in 2009 MB2 Dental has had over 75 employees and over 60 affiliated dental offices.

An Example in which these dental offices and services have been a success with Dr. Akhil Reddy who not only works for MB2 Dental but also through hard work owns part of the company as well. Dr. Reddy always had a passion for being a dentist from a since he was a child. Hailing from Fort Worth Texas he attended and graduated university early and got his degree in dentistry at the very young age of 23. Now a successful dentist Dr. Reddy has practiced in his hometown of Forth Worth Texas and other areas in the region with whom he happily works with MB2 Dental Solutions to maintain.By freeing dentists and their staff and allowing them the freedom to perform their vital work to the best of their abilities.With the partnership between Dr. Villanueva and Dr. Reddy, MB2 Dental Solutions is rising as one of the primary choices among dentists in the U.S. to handle human resource management and financial administration. More than a hundred clinics in the country have adapted and joined the team, and this has allowed them to improve their services as dentists.

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Bruce Bent’s Key Contributions to Leading Financial Firms in America

Bruce Bent is a serial entrepreneur with active involvements in asset management, financial tech, intellectual property, business consultancies, healthcare funding, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. He currently heads Double Rock Foundation as president and chairman. He doubles as an executive for every subsidiary branch of the firm including Access Control Advantage, LLC. Double Rock is a family owned business started by his father Bruce Bent Sr alongside Harry Brown. The business gained fame when middle-level investors regularly reported on acquiring increased returns in comparison to bank profits. Under the management of Bruce Bent II, the enterprise has realized financial gains amounting to $130 billion in assets.

Before the 2008 financial shift, Bruce Bent served as president at The Reserve, a leading private institute in the world. He guided more than 300 employees of the firm to grow the firm’s products with aggressive sales schemes and expand markets. After 17 years of operation, the assets increased from $4 million to $130 billion. Bruce played a key role in managing the Lehman Brothers controversy in 2008. He spearheaded the closure of the product line and giving the involved investors 99 cents on the dollar for their initial investment and 100 cents on a dollar for additional money funds.

Bruce Bent invests in smart employees who sharpen his know-how and accelerate Double Rock’s overall productivity. He emphasizes the importance of keeping things realistic while paying attention to changes in customer requests. His expertise in the money markets has earned him mentions by Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times among other leading papers. He is also mentioned in the published book Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs and appears on the back top cover of The Corporate Insider Guide to US Patent Practice.

Bruce Bent II participates as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, which has a network of more than 10,000 young global business leaders internationally. He previously chaired the group’s Gotham section in Manhattan and President’s Advisory Council of Scenic Hudson. He sits on the Council of 77 Jane Street Condominium Association and Entrepreneurs Organization. Bruce is relentless in his quest to manifest better entrepreneurial ideas and attributes the success of Double Rock to that quality.

Mexican Government Relaxes Rules Concerning its oil.

Despite being a new company in the oil industry, Talos Energy is building a name for itself. At the moment, the company is headquartered from Houston, Texas. The company has maintained a small number of employees as it currently has 200 employees. The company’s major tasks in the Gulf of Mexico include oil and gas exploration and drilling. The company was established in the year 2012. The company’s LinkedIn page explains that most of its employees are former workers of Phoenix Exploration as well as Gryphon Exploration. Other than gas and oil exploration, the company specializes in the acquisition of assets in this region.

The company’s LinkedIn page also reveals that the firm was established through a partnership of two institutions. The partnership involved Riverstone Holdings and another firm called Apollo Global Management. Major departments within Talos Energy include engineering department, accounting department, research, and operations department.

For the last eight decades, drilling of oil in the Mexican waters was left to the Petroleos Mexicanos. This is a Mexican government-owned corporation that was formed in the year 1938 when the government nationalized its oil. However, changing economic times and an ailing oil industry has seen the Mexican government allow international companies drill oil in the country. The project will be implemented by three companies that are Premier Oil from London, Talos Energy as well as Sierra Oil & Gas from Mexico. Ownership of this deal is not proportional. Premier has an ownership of 25 percent while Sierra has an ownership of 40 percent. As for Talos Energy, they gave an ownership of 35 percent.

This project by these three companies is expected to last for three months and will cost them approximately $16 million. However, the returns are high as the amount of crude oil expected to be drilled from this project is estimated at 100 million barrels to 500 million barrels. The Mexican government revealed the details of this project saying that the project is being carried in Sureste Basin that is located in Tabasco State. This project is expected to be used as the benchmark as it’s the first of its kind in many years.

More information on Talos Energy can be found on Facebook.

Success Academy became successful by avoiding creating same problems public schools have

The New York-based Success Academy was founded just over a decade ago with a mission of providing an excellent and free public education to children regardless of their background.

 

In the 11 years since then, not only has Success Academy provided students with an education that has seen many of them testing at much higher levels than students from affluent districts, it has also avoided creating the same problems public schools often have.

 

How has it done that?

 

The way Success Academy teaches its children — Success Academy teaches its children that education is fun, and it makes it fun.

 

At the same time, it also concentrates on teaching critical thinking skills in an environment that demands discipline, hard work, the ability to follow rules, and a strict dress code.

 

What that means is Success Academy has been able to make an odd mix of strict rules and fun actually work for them. They have done this by engaging their students, allowing them to learn from hands on work and project learning rather than teacher-led activities, while still demanding hard work and good morals.

 

This has helped them avoid the same problems public schools usually have as that mix of rules and fun tends to make students feel cared about, and is if the school and the teachers think they are worth something.

 

Involving parents — Success Academy also mandates that the parents of their children are actively involved in their school life.

 

Whether that means attending parent teacher meetings, sitting on the parent board, volunteering to be a chaperone for a school field trip to a science museum or simply helping their child with their homework every day — it does not matter. As long as they remain actively involved.

 

Children whose parents are involved in their schooling tend to do better than those that are not. In many public schools, though, parents have little or no involvement in their child’s education. That lack of involvement often leaves the child thinking “If they do not care, then why should I?”

 

At Success Academy schools, however, students know their parents care about their education, and so they do as well.

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Cassio Audi Achieving Success in Two Different Areas

Despite being so successful in the investment and finance industries, working with large national and multinational organizations and his drive to help others secure a better future, Cassio Audi did not kick start his career in those fields. His first career was in the music industry as a drummer in Viper Band. Viper is a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1985. It was the top band in Brazil in that genre when it was formed. The group has experienced many changes in members since 1985, but Cassio Audi’s group is the most famous, probably because of the impact they created.

Audi’s influence
One thing that has not changed about Cassio Audi is his leadership skill in Viper, he was in charge of the group’s growth. With him as a leader, the band released its first demo, The Killera Sword, the same year the group was formed and in 1987 their first album Soldiers of Sunrise. The Soldiers of Sunrise album got four stars in ranking and was released two more times after the first release. Drumming plays a significant role in the heavy metal genre and Mr. Audi’s unmatched drum skills raised the group’s popularity.

Education and finance career
In 1989, Cassio Audi decided to go to college leaving the band behind. He went to pursue a Bachelor degree in Business Administration at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, a field that is entirely different from the music field. He later went to the Sao Paulo University for Masters of Business Administration. Since leaving Viper band, Cassio Audi has worked with huge companies, the likes of Procter & Gamble, Rossi Commercial Properties, and Brookfield Brasil Real Estate Partners Inc. holding influential positions. Cassio Audi has a passion for making people’s lives better and that passion is what made him venture into investments to make sure that he raises lives of his clients.

Read more about Cassio Audi and Viper in this article.

Eva Moskowitz Wins $250K Prize Grant, Will Build New Institution

The Success Academy, which is a network of charter schools run by Eva Moskowitz, has just won a prize of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for grants and will be using it to build a new institution. It is called the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Although taking up just a small drop in the Success Academy’s large budget, Eva Moskowitz says that it is an important recognition of charter schools and the kids that attend them.

 

In related news, the Supreme Court of New York ruled that Eva Moskowitz was correct when she claimed that her Pre-K programs were private and fell under the jurisdiction of her charter school network, not of the city. Mayor DeBlasio had claimed otherwise, but the courts did not rule like him. As reported in the New York Daily News, Eva Moskowitz says that it is time for the DeBlasio administration to start giving more importance and recognition for charter schools.

 

Eva Moskowitz studied at the John Hopkins University, where she earned her Ph.D. in American History. She also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as the Visiting Professor of Communications and Mass Culture at the University of Virginia, Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor of History at City University of New York, Chair of the Faculty Seminar in American Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York, Director of Public Affairs and Civics Teacher at Prep for Prep, and served as Education Committee Chair for the New York City Council. She is the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, the biggest charter school network in New York City. She opened the first Success Academy in Harlem in 2006, and she has proven that every single child can achieve great academic success, regardless of their financial background.

Check out her book for more information!

https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Possible-Secrets-Success-Academies/dp/1118167287

Bruce Bent II And His Career At Double Rock Corporation And The Reserve

Bruce Bent II is a very successful entrepreneur with an impressive work history. Let’s discuss his career and what publications have featured and/or quoted him.

Career
Bruce Bent II is the president and vice chairman of the Double Rock Corporation, which is a cash management & financial technology company. He serves as a senior executive to each of the company’s wholly owned affiliates and subsidiary companies. These companies include Intrasweep, Access Control Advantage and Landing Rock Group to name a few.

He has been working at the Double Rock Corporation for over 20 years, and he is credited with being a pioneer in the retirement and cash management services industries. He has played a role in various products and technologies that have been introduced in the financial industry. In fact, he has multiple patents credited to his name.

Career At The Reserve
Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, Bent served as the president of The Reserve, a money market institution. Bent guided the company and as a result, it expanded and diversified its product lines. Also, the company’s assets in all cash products grew over $100 billion. While at The Reserve, Bent oversaw the winding down of the company’s money market mutual fund products.

Publications
Bent II has been quoted in various publications. Some of the publications that have quoted him include Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to name just a few. He has also penned a column in China Press and World Journal. The columns covered the topic of investing. The book Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs have also featured Bent II.

As you can see, Bent II has what it takes to be successful and has played a crucial role in the growth of The Reserve and the Double Rock Corporation. He is expected to continue to lead the Double Rock Corporation to even more success.