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Handy has come a long way from being a home cleaning service provider to the multitude of services they provide in the present day. While many similar startups have perished in this time span, Handy remains in good shape and ever growing. Among the fallen was the main competitor for Handy, Housejoy. Housejoy fell flat after giving Handy a tough competition for several months.

So how has Handy survived the onslaught while others have fallen around them? They have not only stood the test of time in United States but have started giving their services in Canada and the UK as well. The reasons for their success are probably manifold.

Firstly, no service provider is actually going to sustain if they provide services that do anything less than delight the customer. Handy provides next day bookings and a money back guarantee. Perhaps most importantly, they take good care while selecting their service providers. Proper background check is ensured for each and every service provider. In fact, only 3 are selected out of every 100 that apply after interviews and verifications.

Keeping their ‘employees’ happy is another key to their success. The above mentioned Housejoy crumbled because of improper handling of their human resource. Handy makes sure that their handymen get to decide whether to take up a job or not and are paid taxable money. With the number of jobs requested increasing by the day, the freelancers are never short of work too. Most of them treat this as a full-time job.

Finally, diversifying both geographically and in terms of their portfolio has also paid rich dividends to the home cleaning company. Though they started with just house cleaning, they have steadily diversified into the fields of plumbing, electrical work, furniture assembly and all other types of work that a handyman can do. Handy has also diversified geographically and their services are available in 32 cities across the USA.

The entry strategies chosen have also been well thought of and pragmatic. For example, they entered the furniture assembly business by initially only assembling IKEA furniture. They slowly diversified themselves and now offer services for brands. To start with only IKEA was a wise move because it is the most popular brand of furniture and it is easier to find experienced service providers who assemble IKEA furniture than any other brand. Also, the job flow would also be sufficient as so many IKEA items are sold every day. Once their capability was built in assembling IKEA furniture and they earned themselves a name by excellent customer service, then only they decided to move to other brands.

All these factors contributed to the rapid growth of the company and by October 2014, handy was getting more than $1 million per week in bookings.





With thousands of NYC apartments for rent in the city, finding the right one for you is what TOWN Residential does best. In just five years, Andrew Heiberger, founder and director, has made TOWN one of the top luxury real estate firms in New York City. He began the firm with one office space in Manhattan, several excellent employees and his slogan that sums the focus and dedication of his team to their clients.


The Slogan: My Town, Our Neighborhood, Your Home expresses in six words that TOWN believes in NYC and is committed to the client. Heiberg has always focused his team on the best client services because he knows that finding a luxury NYC apartment for rent requires a special and unique talent and TOWN real estate has found the key to satisfied customers.


From Manhattan and Brooklyn, TOWN Residential has grown into 11 offices across NYC including the newest office in the trendy, meat-packing district where they obtained the entire floor with over 4,000 sq. ft. It takes a special talent to be successful in luxury real estate and with NYC apartments for rent, and TOWN does this with expert personnel who know NYC and place the client first. They have been recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For” and one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Work in New York City.”


Luxury NYC apartments for rent come in all sizes, locations and with beautiful luxury ammonites including a bike valet, indoor pool, studio space, billiards lounge, yoga studio and pet spas to name a few. These amenities can be found in locations that are strategic for the client such as near work, museums or music studios. Amazing extras add value to even the most spectacular condos or apartments, and TOWN is talented in finding exactly what you need and desire to lease in NYC.


There are amazing deluxe NYC apartments for rent in all areas of the city. If you are looking for a unique, luxury space with incredible amenities to lease, they are available in one, two, three, four and five bedrooms depending on your needs, and TOWN Residential will be pleased to show you a spectacular new home.


Securus Technologies has just moved one step further in their never ending goal of advancing their expertise and ability in the field of civil and criminal justice technology solutions. They are leaders in this field, and it is because of their never ending accomplishments and advancements in the field such as the following one that they have become to be such leaders.


Eleven of Securus Technologies‘ field experts have just received international recognition and certification, and are now certified by Building Industry Consulting Service International, which is also known as BICSI. Building Industry Consulting Service International is a professional organization that serves the ICT, or information and communications technology, industry. It is active in almost one hundred countries around the globe and serves over twenty three thousand professional technology experts.


Information and communications technology is an industry that caters to voice technology solutions, data technology solutions, digital security solutions, and much more. Building Industry Consulting Service International is the recognized leader in ICT and its certification is recognized and respected around the globe.


Danny de Hoyos, who is the senior vice president of Operations of Securus Technologies, said that that is exactly why they thought that Building Industry Consulting Service International would be the best place to get certification for their eleven field specialists. Because it is such a large operation, he says, it fits the needs of Securus Technologies, and will help them advance as leaders in the field.


Most field specialists at Securus Technologies stay on for an average of fifteen years with the company, during which they utilize their knowledge of the industry to help make Securus the single leader in the industry. The certification from Building Industry Consulting Service International will help them guarantee the highest quality service to all of their clients across the country.


Securus is truly a leader in the field: They serve 3,450 public safety and law enforcement and corrections agencies, and they cater to over one million inmates across they country, though they themselves are centered in Dallas.


According to the PRNewswire news article published on 26 January 2016, Relmada Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company issued statement on amending its case against Laidlaw & Company. Relmada specializes in generating novel therapies for terminal pain treatment. The motion seeks to amend a filed complaint, which is a component of the lawsuit that the Relmada had initially filed. The new case includes a legal claim against Laidlaw’s breach of contract through disclosure of confidential information. Laidlaw & Company is a UK-based law firm. Besides, Relmada is pursuing monetary damages incurred from fees and expenses when issuing response to Laidlaw’s incorrect and misleading proxy materials in December 2015.

According to Relmada, the Nevada Court initially issued a temporary restraining order linked to an injunction against Laidlaw and its associates, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. The lawsuit relates to the dissemination of false proxy information. The board of Relmada insists Laidlaw must compensate the firm for reputation damages it has suffered because of Laidlaw’s irresponsible actions. Besides, Relmada believes that it should be protected from Laidlaw’s possible plan of destroying the company in the future. The firm forwarded a letter issuing their interests to reinforce the complainant and victim’s case. While addressing the stockholders, the letter acknowledged the support of its team players.

About Laidlaw & Company

Laidlaw & Company provides a spectrum of services ranging from investment banking and brokerage services. It provides personalized investment advice to nongovernmental and governmental institutions, and large net worth individual investors. Laidlaw & Company provides full investment banking and wealth management services to new firms and organizations. Laidlaw & Company targets the domestic and international companies and corporate entrepreneurs with a network of offices in the United States and Europe. The company’s mission and vision are based on culturally oriented strategy.


Oil and gas prices have been rather low. This has benefited plenty of customers. However, investors like Kyle Bass has taken a hit from the industry. Kyle Bass has decided to bet against the oil and gas market. As a result, he has experienced results that have been less than valuable. When one looks into the issue, he will find himself scratching his head even more at the situation at hand. It seems that Kyle just can’t catch a break. For one thing, he has went to T. Boone Pickens for advice. Kyle Bass was told that the domestic oil supply is not going to exceed capacity of domestic storage. Kyle Bass has taken that to mean that the prices are going to rise. However, it did not happen that way, and Pickens is a guru who has shown a lot of knowledge about the market.


Kyle Bass has been known for his misfires in the market. He has also tried some underhanded tricks in order to profit there. His only shining moment was when he predicted the fall of the economy. He has also aligned himself with other people who are not good with money management. As a result, people quickly stopped taking him seriously.


There is the question as to whether or not Pickens deserves any blame. While Pickens was predicting the rebound for a while, Kyle is the one who has decided to run with the advice. The fact stands that Kyle bet against the market and lost quite a bit for it. Kyle does not seem to pass the blame on anyone. One thing that could be said for the market is that there are people that are going to win and there are people that are going to lose when it comes to making bets on price action.


Michael Zomber has many interests that he has developed over the years, especially in investing and antiques. Since the time he was in school, Michael has managed to come a long way, without knowing exactly what it was he wanted to do. During his schooling he always showed a great amount of effort, trying to excel above expectations. Michael showed this by doing a double major during his attendance of Illinois University, where he earned his English and Psychology Degree. This kind of challenge prepared Michael Zomber for what was to come ahead, and it was a way of pushing himself for success. He even earned his Master’s in English Literature from UCLA.


As noted, Michael Zomber was unsure of what he actually wanted to do after his schooling, or what to put his degrees too. It was during this time that he found one of his interests, which turned into a life long hobby of his to this day. One of his friends had him come along for a antique gun show, which sparked Michael’s interest in antique weapons and armors. At this point, Michael Zomber knew he wanted to collect them, not only for himself but as investments that could be sold for profit in the future. Since that time, Michael has built up quite a large collection of these antiques, which he has also lent to several museums to show off the history.


Michael’s interests have earned him a fair bit of recognition over the years, building him into a sort of psuedo-celebrity. He has even been featured on the history channel to discuss his knowledge of history and antique weapons from old eras. This is no problem for Michael as he highly enjoys the subject and is very passionate to talk about it with anyone who has interest. He plans to continue collecting his antique weapons and armors for many years to come, building up on their value over the years. Though, there may be some he’s grown attached to that he won’t part with. Michael will forever be a collector and investor in antique weapons.

One thing that could be said for shared office spaces is that it seems to be the antithesis to the traditional workplace. While the workplace has a cubicle that is more or less like a prison, shared office spaces like Workville tend to have a more lively environment, a sought after part of Manhattan’s shared offices for rental. The traditional workplace also tends toward isolation for workers. Meanwhile, shared office spaces encourage connections because there are plenty of different companies that are working under the same roof. As a result, people are more likely to collaborate with each other. There is also the chance for people to sit together over some coffee in order to have a fun conversation.


When people go to Workville, they tend to fall in love with the environment. When they see people actually collaborating and laughing together, they are more likely to join in and experience the healing difference. A lot of people have been chewed up by the traditional workplace. Therefore, when they find places like Workville, they will often find that this is a better match for them. This is especially true of the freedoms that they get for the shared office space. A lot of people have different internal clocks for instance. Therefore, Workville makes sure that their schedule allows people to come in at the time that they wish.


People that are looking to start up their own company are going to experience the most advantages when it comes to shared office spaces. They are going to be the ones that are thriving in this type of environment. They will find themselves feeling a lot better about their job because they are working in an occupation that means the most to them. Workers also like the unlimited potential they have with their earnings. For one thing, most people have the possibility of earning beyond the amount of money they are used to making with regular jobs.

It is not a stretch to say that women need a little pick-me-up every now and then. It is no also no surprise that the world is filled with people that are judging them based on their looks, clothes, and appearance. It is different than it is for men, and it is a lot harder for women. That is where Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler of JustFab come in, as they have created a product that is going to inspire women, give them confidence, and make them feel good about themselves. That is always a positive and the world needs more positive stories.

Women and girls alike need to feel good about the way they look and the way they dress. However, that choice is up to them to make and no one can make it for them. Everyone has a different style and a different approach to fashion on wikipedia.org. There is no right or wrong way. As they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. With JustFab, they know this and they create shoes, handbags, and accessories for any type of woman out there. Another plus is JustFab is not going to tell women how to dress or how they should look. That is not their place and they know that.

They simply offer style boards on bloomberg.com and suggestions for women out there. Sometimes they need a little push or a few ideas and they can then take those ideas and incorporate them with their own ideas to create something magical. It’s fantastic that a company has this kind of power and this kind of inspiring influence on women. This is something that is very close to JustFab’s heart and Adam Goldenberg. He believes in bringing out the best in people and boosting their self esteem.

They have also mentioned how this is about sharing and connecting for women on digitalexperience.nrf.com. Fashion is something that is unique to the individual and sometimes women can help each other with fashion tips and be there for one another. It is a community and a community of women and people that are there to help everyone feel good, look good, and be themselves. As long as they are staying true to themselves and being themselves, they know they will be happy and they will be satisfied with what they are looking at in the mirror each and every morning they get out of bed. See: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab


The Manse on Marsh is a trusted assisted living facility that has been awarded the “Caring Star” award which is an achievement that honors service excellence in an assisted living facility. To have won such a award is an honor to the facility in the industry and many strive to achieve such a status. The award is granted to those facilities with high consumer ratings and reviews within the healthcare setting. The Caring Star award is one of the most popular sought after award in the assisted living industry across the nation. In order for facilities to qualify for the award in the current year, they must have certain guidelines met the year before.


In the case of The Manse on Marsh, they completed the three consumer reviews between December 1st, 2013 and December 1st, 2014 in order to receive the award for 2015. They received at least one five star review during that time frame along with an average rating that was greater than four stars. In relation to all of these factors, they also were responsible for ensuring that any negative reviews or complaints were resolved within that time frame. Caring Stars has been around for approximately four years and has been the first award of its kind to gain recognition in the assisted living facility industry.

The Manse on Marsh is located in downtown San Luis Obispo and is a nationally established, reputable assisted living facility that takes pride and ownership in providing exceptional services to the senior community. The Manse on Marsh allows senior individuals to remain independent but obtain the necessary help needed to thrive. The facility provides many different types of services that are essential to the needs of helping seniors.


They are services such as helping to manage medication, engage in meal reminders, continue their social life and make new friends, assist with bathing, grooming and much more. The Manse on Marsh is unique in its own way by their point system structure which assures that each resident only pays for the services they receive and nothing more. Their promising future is positive and they look forward to servicing the community for many years to come.


Andy Wirth, a German born businessman works in the hotel and mountain resort industry. He works in the hospitality industry in 1986 when he signed on with Steamboat Springs Resort and took on several leadership and marketing positions for its parent corporation. In 2007, Andy Wirth accepted an appointment as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President at a company called Intrawest. In 2007, Intrawest acquired Steamboat Springs Resort.

In 2010, Wirth left Steamboat and took on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Squaw Valley. Wirth managed a $70 million facelift for the resort. Changes included improved lodging and common areas, base area facilities, culinary upgrades and much improved infrastructure and mountain design. The improvements greatly enhanced customer experience and helped boost Squaw Valley from the bottom to the top of destination resort areas.

In 2011, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort would enter into a merger and offer customer combined ticket passes. Mr. Wirth was instrumental with the acquisition and Wirth was named President and CEO of both resorts which is the parent company – Squaw Valley Ski Holdings.

In addition to his work in the hospitality industry, Wirth was named President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RASC – The Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. The board is made up of representatives from regional hotel-casino properties, as well as tourism entities. The board is tasked with promoting air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, as well as identifying new prospects for additional flights into the area. Wirth believes air service into the area is a necessary component for a thriving, vibrant and growing economy. In 2016, Mr. Wirth was named President and Chairman of RASC.

Mr. Wirth earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and he also attended school in Scotland. Wirth’s early employment opportunities included a stint as a back country ranger with the RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Parks) and a wilderness ranger with the SPPWA (San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area.). As a fire fighter, Wirth is a member of the Northern New Mexico based firefighting Hot Shots, dedicated and committed to fighting extreme forest fires.

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