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GreatGiftsForMen.com Celebrates One Year in Business

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) August 24, 2012

In July 2011, Keith Winter, founder of homewetbar.com, an e-commerce retailer of unique gifts and home entertainment products, expanded into the men’s gifts market with a new e-commerce site,greatgiftsformen.com. He is now proud to announce a significant milestoneone year in business.

Greatgiftsformen.com sells unique gifts handpicked by gift experts and features an innovative shopping navigation to make gift buying easier. Shoppers are able to search gifts by personality, occasion, man space, price range, as well as choose from a wide selection of personalized gifts. Personalization, says Winter, is a huge draw for shoppers looking for that distinct, custom gift for a groomsman, father, best friend, or significant other. The site offers customers the choice to personalize or engrave hundreds of items of all different types.

In 2011, Winter expressed his excitement over the launching of the new site: Shopping for men is difficult, and we hope to make it easier for people everywhere to find original gifts for the men in their lives. Over the past year, greatgiftsformen.com has maintained that goal and currently features over 1,200 products, with plans to continue expanding their product line into 2013.

Greatgiftsformen.com is based out of Oklahoma and offers live online chat for product questions and purchasing or return inquiries. The site also offers a no-hassle return policy. We want to be the first place you come to when you are searching for unique gift ideas, says Winter.

About GreatGiftsforMen.com:

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the HomeWetBar family of brands is a family-owned online retailer of unique gifts and home entertainment products that operates two specialized gift sites: HomeWetBar.com and GreatGiftsforMen.com. The company prides itself in industry-leading customer service, expert gift picks and suggestions, and a unique and diverse selection of products. In 2011 HomeWetBar was awarded the Metro 50 award recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in Oklahoma city and the #54 fastest-growing retail company (#1258 overall) in the USA by Inc. Magazine.

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CAPA International Education Launches Shanghai Global Business Study Abroad Program for the Summer of 2013

Boston, MA and London, England (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

CAPA International Education is pleased to announce the launch of a new study abroad program in Shanghai, or the Shanghai Global Business Program, available to students for the summer of 2013, from June 29th to August 10th.

The Shanghai Global Business Program is a survey of the past and a look into the future in Asia’s Century, which combines two academic courses, Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Shanghai and Doing Business in China, with the rich MyEducation cultural program. CAPA’s MyEducation cultural program provides students with a means of engaging with the Shanghai urban environment in ways that will be relevant to them and their interests to make a better connection between classroom theory and the outside world.

This 6-week summer program, which costs $ 5,499, also includes housing at Shanghai International Studies University, a weekly meal stipend, a transportation pass for the metro and buses, a full-day excursion to Suzhou, overnight weekend excursion to Hangzhou, company visits, medical, travel and accident insurance, and access to CAPA Shanghai student services and support.

Shanghai is the economic center of the worlds second largest economy, with a rich history that will expose students to a unique culture and diverse business environment, explains John Christian, President and CEO of CAPA International Education. As a result, we knew Shanghai would be the perfect location for our newest Global Cities Program and are confident students will be come away with a deeper, globally diverse experience that they can draw upon into their post graduate lives.

For more information on CAPA International Educations new Shanghai Global Business Program, please visit https://www.capa.org/shanghai; or to learn about other CAPA International Educations study abroad programs in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Florence, Istanbul, London or Sydney, please visit https://www.capa.org/students

About CAPA International Education

CAPA International Education has been a global leader for innovative academic learning abroad since 1972. By providing a self-driven, self-selecting and self-identifying experience, CAPA International Education enables the student to be in charge of defining their international learning experience and what it will incorporate. With both individual and group based study abroad programs, CAPA delivers quality experiential education across the globe. With programs located on four continents in seven countries, students are taught using a tested and proven educational program called MyEducation which blends theme based classroom learning and experiential learning to give students the context they need to expand their understanding of the world in which they live. For more information, please visit http://www.capa.org/.

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1-800-BunkBed, LLC, America’s Premier Home Based Woodworking Business, Launches New VIP Program

Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2012

1-800-Bunkbed, LLC will start providing an all-encompassing, jump start program to their already comprehensive woodworking business package this summer. Driven by their consumer base’s need to get off to a quick, profitable and structurally sound start the VIP package will include hands on training by 1-800-BunkBeds leading producers.

The VIP service will include but not be limited to the following:

Cooper Grace Ward Select IntApp to Drive Firm Business Intake Initiative

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

IntApp, Inc., the leading provider of application integration software for law firms, today announced that Cooper Grace Ward, a leading Australian law firm, has selected IntApp Integration Builder to provide information and process management as part of the firms initiative to replace its legacy business intake software.

We evaluated several products designed to streamline new business intake and made the choice to license Integration Builder based on the strength of the technology and the numerous examples of success weve seen other firms achieve by partnering with IntApp, said Jason Mills, Cooper Grace Wards IT Manager. Were particularly pleased with the investment IntApp has made in establishing a local presence in Australia to best support its many customers, a peer community were looking forward to collaborating with.

Integration Builder provides a simple, straightforward way for law firms to connect, manage and automate their business applications and processes. Provided as a pure-software application deployable in a virtualised environment, it delivers real-time data communication without the cost, complexity and time required by custom code development. Enabling organisations to rapidly address common challenges including new business intake, new user provisioning and distribution list management, IntApp includes pre-built solution templates, best practices and access to an energetic, collaborative user community of IT professionals.

Cooper Grace Ward is one of many firms using IntApp Integration Builder to streamline new business intake, said Norm Mullock, head of IntApps Integration Practice Group. Were pleased to add them to our growing customer community and look forward to supporting their ongoing success.

About IntApp

IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to achieve competitive advantage by exceeding client compliance requirements, increasing revenue, and reducing operational costs. IntApp’s three practice groups (Revenue, Risk and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. IntApp products are the most-adopted in their respective categories Integration Builder for new business intake and master data management, Time Builder for time recording, Wall Builder for information barriers and client confidentiality management, and. IntApp serves over 250 customers, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information, visit: http://www.intapp.com.

About Cooper Grace Ward

Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm based in Brisbane, servicing clients with a local, national and international presence. Since our origins in 1980, we have established a first class reputation, and offer our clients the expertise, experience and resources necessary for them to achieve excellent outcomes for their businesses.

As a full service firm, we are known for providing commercial and practical advice, outstanding client service and excellence in our chosen practice areas. We provide a full range of services through key workgroups – commercial, family law, insurance, litigation and dispute resolution and property, planning and environment enabling us to meet all of our clients business needs. We also have a particular focus on key industries, including agribusiness, health and aged care, energy and resources, construction and infrastructure, professional advisory, transport, sustainability and family business.

With 24 partners and over 220 team members, we have fostered a widely-renowned team culture which enables us to develop strong relationships with our clients, a better understanding of their businesses, and deliver outcomes aligned with their priorities.

We have been recognised nationally in the BRW Client Choice Awards (Best Australian Law Firm 2009 and 2010 – revenue up to $ 50m). These awards serve as a constant reminder to us of the service standards our clients expect and deserve. And for the fourth consecutive year, we have been named as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

IntApp and Integration Builder are trademarks of IntApp, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Business Consultant Roger Bryan Announces New Service To Advise Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

RCBryan & Associates recently launched KickStarter Business Package has been making an impact on startup businesses around the country. The program, created by RCBryan & Associates President Roger Bryan was launched in 2012 as an initiative to help new businesses get the advice they need to be successful in todays market.

KickStarter Business Package has been helping businesses of all types get one on one business consulting so that they can create a successful and comprehensive business plan. The program begins with a 15 minute free consultation call with Roger Bryan himself. From there, program participants are matched with some of the top business consultants in the country to receive five, 45 minute, individualized phone calls. The phone calls offer guidance and direction on a variety of topics such as business planning, website development, internet marketing, branding, buying a company, niche research and demographic research.

Companies in all different types of niches, from all over the country have been signing up for the program to receive their phone-based consultations. Program participants also get free copies of two of Roger Bryans Kindle Books for additional guidance. The final phone call in the program will help business owners create a plan for the future of the organization.

Roger Bryan is a successful entrepreneur, author of the Business Plan Template for a Startup Business and business consultant in addition to being the founder of RCBryan & Associates. The KickStarter Business Package has been released to the public, and businesses in any industry can participate. Roger Bryan and the RCBryan & Associates team is now accepting new program participants to start training immediately.

More information on the KickStarter Business Package and RCBryan & Associates can be found online at http://www.rcbryan.com/rcbryan-kickstarter-business-package/ or by calling 1-888-RCBRYAN.

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Grand Opening of Prinly Brings State-of-the-art Business Product Solutions to Online Consumers

Margate, NJ (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

Prinly, the newest online resource for high-quality, customizable business products, is pleased to announce its grand opening. Business consumers in the United States and around the world can now browse Prinlys unmatched selection at the new website Prinly.com

Were incredibly excited to announce the grand opening of Prinly, Jeremy Duboys, Founder of Prinly.com stated. Our mission is to deliver the highest-quality products to businesses around the world, providing them with the tools they need to expand their brands and enhance their profits.

The companys website at Prinly.com offers an expansive selection of customizable designs for a wide range of business products, including letterheads, envelopes, postcards and business cards. Users can select from 2,000 full-color, top-quality business card designs printed on sturdy stock, ideal for marketing at local hot spots or at networking events. Companies can select from over 1,000 designs of high-quality letterhead, available in 70lb bright white or Premium Linen stock to help market their brand with every piece of paper printed. Business-to-business or business-to-consumer communication can be enhanced with customizable, high-quality envelopes and postcards, offered in over 1,000 different designs and a wide range of postcard finishes and card stocks.

Prinlys online services remove the hassle, frustration and excessive prices that come along with dealing with a professional designer. The intuitive design center at Prinly.com requires no graphic design experience whatsoever. Users only need five minutes with the simple interface to create their customized, professional business product. Prinly offers thousands of different templates for a variety of industries from communications and health care to construction and education and also allows for easy uploading of a template or logo from an outside company. Customers can also receive their materials as quick as two business days from placement of the order.

Prinlys products are not only good for business theyre good for the environment. All of Prinlys cards and other materials are printed with green-friendly soy-based ink, which provides richer colors with less environmental impact than generic inks.

Business Forms Supplier Print EZ Advertises New Discounts on Custom Invoice and Service Forms

Monroe, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

Business forms specialist PrintE-Z.com is now offering new promotions and limited-time discounts on its wide-ranging selection of invoices, shipping forms, computer and supplies forms, among other industry-specific materials. Available online at Print EZ, the custom invoice forms printer is now offering a host of new special offers designed to make the process of designing and ordering business forms even simpler for first-time customers. In addition to receiving discounts on invoice, repair and service forms, shoppers are also able to request quotes on individualized forms designed to fit their particular specifications.

Our inventory of custom business forms contains thousands of unique products that are designed to meet our clients needs, no matter their lines of work. We supply service forms that are tailored to the requirements of numerous industries, including everything from accounting and automotive forms to pharmaceutical, bakery, and other retail options. If our customers require forms specialized to an even greater degree, theyre also able to design custom invoice forms and other items, for which we can provide them with a price quote in advance of any order. Now, with our slate of new deals and short-term discounts, we want to encourage new customers to give our top-notch services a try, said Morris Rose, CEO of the service forms specialist.

For first-time customers who are eager to order a selection of custom invoice forms, PrintE-Z.com is currently highlighting a promo code that promises free shipping on orders of business forms. Whether a company is ordering custom invoice forms, shipping sheets, checks, or other products for their business dealings, they also now have the option of uploading their custom logo to any business forms of their choosing, for no additional cost.

Also on promotion currently is PrintE-Z.coms custom price quote policy; for business owners who would like to customize various form templates in order to best meet their companies needs, the service forms specialist not only offers numerous personalization options but additionally promises free price quotes on any custom tweaks that clients wish to make to their form designs. For businesses that need to purchase a range of business forms at once, PrintE-Z.com is also promoting its dozens of industry-specific form kits, which include custom invoice forms in addition to envelopes and other repair and service forms for companies working in everything from photography, pest control, and landscaping to jewelry repair, professional cleaning, and more.

Other forms currently included in PrintE-Z.coms latest round of discounts include service forms ranging from packing list, services, receipt, sales, estimate, proposal, and custom invoice forms, the latter of which are available in books in both carbon copy and carbonless iterations in a range of dimensions.

Get more information about how Print EZ offers and new launches on Business Forms at Print EZ or call the company at 1-888-246-0635.

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Smartpress.com Helps Companies Attract More Business With Personalized Magnets

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

Smartpress.com is looking to help companies make their marketing stick. The digital printing company recently announced a new printing series that lets companies print personalized messages on magnets.

From business cards to refrigerators and cars, magnets are a proven way to stay in front of consumers.

Magnets attract business year-round, said Chuck Reese, President of Smartpress.com. Theyre a cost-effective marketing tool that stays in front of your customers far beyond the useful life of a typical marketing brochure.

Magnets can be used in a variety of marketing messages, including:

Key Performance Metrics Boost Business Productivity: 5 Step Action Plan Outlined by Growthink, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

A financial dashboard is a series of numbers that business owners monitor on a periodic basis to judge the financial health and the performance of their business. It also helps them to keep team members focused on achieving company goals.

According to Dave Lavinsky, President and co-founder of leading entrepreneurial firm Growthink, Inc., the financial dashboard is essential to make business owners aware of what is going on in their business so that appropriate improvements can be made.

You cannot improve what you cannot measure, Lavinsky says. You need to track your progress to make sure you are always getting closer to achieving your goals. Your financial dashboard allows you to achieve these two objectives.

Lavinsky highlights the use of metrics known as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as being the key to a financial dashboard.

KPIs allow business owners to measure key areas of performance. According to Lavinsky, important KPIs to monitor include:

New customers
Press mentions
Website visitors
Products manufactured
Cost of goods sold

To help entrepreneurs and business owners that have never maintained a financial dashboard to make use of performance metrics to enhance business success, Lavinsky as revealed his 5-step action plan:

Step 1: Determine which KPIs to include in the dashboard

The first step is to choose the Key Performance Indicators to track, says Lavinsky, whom at Growthink has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build successful businesses.

Lavinsky advices entrepreneurs to ask themselves two key questions:

1. What KPIs would help you manage your business?

2. What metrics would you like to improve?

Step 2: Decide how often to measure each of the KPIs

You need to view all of your KPIs on a regular, periodic basis, says Lavinsky. But some KPIs need to be viewed daily, and for others, weekly or monthly may be more applicable.

For example, a KPI for your company may be how many outbound calls your sales team makes. You may want to measure this daily or weekly (you probably don’t want to measure it only monthly, since if the numbers are too low, you want to correct the problem more quickly). Conversely, you may only need to measure your advertising expenses monthly.

Step 3: Determine what to measure each of the KPIs against

According to Lavinsky, business owners need to determine what they will measure each KPI against.

If today were May 12th and your monthly sales were $ 84,617, how could you tell if this was good or bad? That’s why you need other figure(s) with which to compare your KPIs.

Lavinsky suggests comparing these results (between May 1st and 12th) against figures such as:

Previous month’s results (e.g., April 1 – April 12)
Current month projections (e.g., your forecast for May 1 – May 12)
Last year’s results (May 1 – May 12 of the previous year)

Step 4: Choose the program in which to maintain the Financial Dashboard

According to Lavinsky, the simplest program to use is spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel.

In Excel, you would simply list the KPIs in the first column and then the results in subsequent columns. In doing so, you might categorize the KPIs based on the frequency you update them, and make sure to show the relevant figures that you’re comparing each KPI against.

Lavinsky also suggests that Google Documents provides an effective alternative.

Google Documents offers a spreadsheet program hosted online that multiple users can view and update at a time. This makes it easier to update and view the KPIs (and not have to deal with multiple documents being passed around), he said.

As a third option, Lavinsky highlights the possibility of investing in customized software.

Such software can often use APIs (application programming interfaces) that automatically pull figures from certain places (e.g., it automatically pulls your payroll figures from your payroll software; automatically pulls your revenue figures from you accounting software; etc.). Doing so simplifies and automates the process of maintaining your Financial Dashboard.

Step 5: Determine who in the organization will maintain the Financial Dashboard

According to Lavinsky, The final step is to choose the person who will be responsible for creating and/or updating your financial dashboard. Because it cannot be you.

While the financial dashboard will be invaluable to your company, the work involved in maintaining it is data gathering; important work, but not the $ 500/hour+ work that you need to be doing as a business owner, such as coming up with new marketing ideas, working on ideas to improve performance on each KPI, systematizing your business, and training people.

Dave Lavinsky advises entrepreneurs and business owners to follow his 5 step financial dashboard action plan in order to allow methodical and successful business growth.

About Growthink

Growthink, Inc. is a leading provider of entrepreneurial consulting services. Growthink has also developed several training products and tools for entrepreneurs, including a business plan template, marketing plan template, and strategic plan template. To learn more about Growthinks products and services, call 800-506-5728.

Lujure Creates Business Value on Facebook for 65,000 Companies; Announces $500K Funding from Prominent Angels for Growth and Expansion

Blacksburg, VA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Lujure today launched its service for helping businesses and social consultants create and customize Facebook fan pages quickly, easily and affordably. Focused on creating business value on Facebook, Lujure has developed a solution so sleek that it has attracted the attention of a set of stellar individual investors and angels. These investors, from companies such as Rackspace and TechStars and others have combined to contribute $ 500K funding to a company already approaching $ 1.5 million in revenues with recurring revenue growth at a robust 20% per month. The company has already enabled the creation of 100,000 Facebook tabs over the last year alone.

Lujure, created around the idea of empowering brands to create remarkable experiences with their fan pages, was started by Nathan Latka while he was still an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech. Latka saw a huge opportunity to help businesses, especially SMBs, take full advantage of Facebook and teamed up with his founders, Josh Gunter and Brian Putt, to create an ultra simple, ultra quick tool any business can use, with no technology expertise at all, to create and customize their own Facebook page and presence. In the tools first full year on the market, it has helped create 100,000 Facebook tabs, which have attracted 50 million engaged fans to date.

I am certainly biased toward innovation happening in and around Virginia Tech, said Pat Matthews, a Virginia Tech alumnus and co-founder of Webmail.us, another company created in Blacksburg, VA, that sold to Rackspace in 2007. Nathan and team have created an explosive business that helps businesses market themselves on Facebook. I believe strongly in the team and product, and I love the traction theyve experienced in such a short period of time.

Matthews, now Senior Vice President at Rackspace, is part of an amazing set of funders who have contributed $ 500K to Lujure. Others include Bill Boebel, co-founder of Webmail.us acquired by Rackspace, now an angel investor and managing director of Capital Factory and David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars, and before that technology companies like earFeeder and PinPoint.

Though Lujure did not need funding, and in fact had to turn down offers from many investors, Latka accepted the $ 500K as an opportunity to engage this amazing collection of technology executives to work together to further the success of Lujure and its growth. While the focus is now on Facebook fan pages simplified for businesses, the foothold Lujure is strengthening with SMBs gives it a unique opportunity to engage with them on many more aspects of social marketing.

From the first time I spoke with Nathan, it was clear that he had a fantastic vision for Lujure and that he knew his stuff cold, said David Cohen, TechStars founder. The Lujure vision of the simple and affordable ‘all-in-one’ online marketing resource fills a big hole in the market, and I’m thrilled to be involved.

Lujure focuses on companies, especially SMBs, that know a Facebook presence is nearly as business-fundamental as a website. But Lujure is also working with the social media consultants who advise SMBs on all things social. Additionally, Lujure has been working with big businesses and brands, especially those focused on SMBs, to have their own private label version of Lujure to offer to their own customers.

I knew when we started Lujure that there was a need for tools to help businesses take full advantage of Facebook, said Lujure founder, Nathan Latka. And the data indicated a big market opportunity. But I never imagined just how quickly Lujure would take off, to help so many businesses, all just from word of mouth. In just 15 months, to amass 65,000 customers well, its immensely gratifying to have delivered a solution so much in demand, and Im thrilled to launch it officially today

Lujures Facebook creation tool requires no code, and no technical coding experience. The lightening fast set up enables customization within minutes, and simple drag and drop to bring pages together. Any brand can use the service for free. Many choose to upgrade to $ 30 per month, popular for SMBs, or $ 300 per month, popular for social consultants who sell social services. The top plan is a full white label and includes other value add services like client manager, custom icons, ability to access all templates. Both packages enable unlimited tabs and pages. Lujure also offers a non profit discount of 50% to eligible organizations.

Available immediately, users can sign up for and use Lujure, and create their fan page, literally in minutes, at http://www.lujure.com.

About Lujure:

Based in Blacksburg, VA and funded by a set of technology executives with immense success of their own, Lujure was created to help businesses take full advantage of Facebook. Enabling businesses of all sizes to quickly, easily and affordably create and customize Facebook Fan pages, Lujure has helped create 100,000 pages which have attracted over 50 million fans, in just the 15 months since Lujure has been live. To put Lujure to work for your business, or just to get more information, see http://www.lujure.com.

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