Browse Month: February 2017

Fabletics Winning Battle Against Amazon

Since Kate Hudson’s Fabletics launch three years ago the brand has grown by leaps and bounds into a $250 million dollar company. Fabletics has used a subscription based membership in its battle against the market leading Amazon, who controls 20% of the online fashion market. Fabletics provides their customers with a unique mix of high quality, fashionable, durable, activewear that is sold at a reasonable price. In order to compliment Fabletics online presence and grow the brand, they have been opening physical stores across the United States with 16 so far and plenty more planned in the next few years.

Gregg Throgmartin, The General Manager of Fabletics, credits their membership model to the company’s success. He said this model allows them to offer their customers a personalized service, and cutting-edge fashion that is sold at half the price of Fabletic’s competitors. He also gave an insight into three ways that Fabletics is separating itself from the competition.

Fabletics is looking at their brick and mortar stores in a different light than most other retailers. Most retailers are losing tons of business as customers look for products in a physical store but go online to buy it for less elsewhere, otherwise known as showrooming. Fabletics has turned this on its head by encouraging members to reverse showroom where customers, 30-50% of whom are already Fabletics members and another 25% join while in the store, can try on clothing which is then automatically added to their online carts.

Fabletics uses the online data it has established about members in order to stock its physical stores. As time goes on what it stocked is changed and tweaked in order to keep up with fashion trends and members tastes. The third way that Fabletics competes is their focus on growth through accessibility, culture, and people. This focus is paying off as Fabletics growth rate has been 35% year over year.

There have been many positive reviews of Fabletics. The online review site Trustpilot has Fabletics earning 4 out of 5 stars with comments saying things like how user-friendly the site is, having great products, and praising the high quality. A Foodie Stays Fit reviewed Fabletics and her conclusion was that she really likes the way the clothes fit and look. Another review is at The Krazy Coupon Lady where she says that the styles available rival that of Lululemon matched with Target prices.

Award-Winning Executive Brian Bonar: 50 Years Of Business Success

Dr. Brian Bonar is an internationally-known, award-winning businessman and investor. A native of the United Kingdom, he attended the University of Strathclyde and earned an undergraduate degree. He also has an MBA and a PhD from Staffordshire University in engineering.

Bonar started his career at IBM in Europe where he spent 16 years as a procurement manager. He then moved to the United States where he has held leadership positions in a wide range of companies and founded several of his own. Bonar recently got into the restaurant business in San Diego, California and opened two excellent locations.

The companies with which Brian Bonar worked are an impressive list. They include Trucept, Inc., Dalrada Financial Corporation, Smart-tek Automated Services, AMS Outsourcing, itec imaging technologies, The Amanda Company and Allegiant Professional Business Services.

He has also held a wide range of positions including vice president of sales and marketing, sales manager, director of engineering, treasurer, secretary, president, chairman and CEO. He has also founded several companies and has invested in many others.

According to Crunchbase, in his almost 50 years in business Brian Bonar has developed a wide array of skills.

They include turn around management, sourcing, financing, recruiting private equity, mergers & acquisitions, marketing strategy, process improvement, sales, start-ups, new business development, restructuring, venture capital, lead generation, employee relations and more.

Bonar also worked in many different industries. They include outsourcing, temporary staffing, insurance, financial services, business services, printing, engineering, software and hardware development, imaging technology, sales and marketing.

Brian Bonar recently became involved in the restaurant industry. First he took over Bellamy’s and used his skills as an entrepreneur and financier to bring in the right people manage it. The restaurant has improved and guests continue to pour in and become fans and regulars.

He is now in the process of building a quality restaurant with great cuisine and a five-star event space on an 144 acre lot. The new place is called The Ranch at Brandy Canyon.

Part of the reason for Bonar’s years of success in a wide range of industries is his ability to innovate and focus his resources while building up people and using vision and creativity to create growth and lucrative opportunities.

He’s an excellent strategist with superior sales and marketing skills that he has used to develope many businesses. Bonar is a gifted man with the uncanny ability to analyze issues and problems and come up with innovative solutions.

He’s bright, articulate and trustworthy and possesses the ability to make great things happen.

Brian Bonar’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2016 Cambridge Who’s Who gave him their prestigious ‘Executive of the Year award. The award is based on his educational and business achievements and leadership ability.

Karl Heideck a Specialist in Civil Litigation

Karl Heideck a Specialist in Civil LitigationLitigation is a legal scenario that occurs when two or more parties are involved in a dispute that involves other performance besides criminal sanctions or money. In such a situation the two parties involved ought to take their argument to a law court where the trial is presided upon by a jury or a judge who will pass their verdict on the issue. A litigator is a trial lawyer who is responsible for dealing with the civil litigation. The trial lawyer represents their client in various proceedings which include mediation, depositions, settlements, and pre-trial hearings.

The litigation process can be divided into different stages which differ in different cases. The initial steps of the litigation process include investigation, pleadings, and discovery. A pre-trial proceeding is a phase that proceeds after the discovery stage, and then the parties have an option of a settlement or may proceed to a trial. In this litigation process, the discovery phase is the most labor-intensive and time-consuming. The processes involved include the exchange of information through subpoenas, depositions, and interrogations. Depositions and interrogations are the questions posed by the risk of perjury to the parties participating in a lawsuit. The questions in investigations are usually written while those in depositions are posed orally. In many cases in lawsuits, the involved parties often reach an agreement before the case goes to court. A settlement may also be achieved during the trial or after the court’s verdict on the issue.

Litigator based in Philadelphia, Karl Heideck
Litigator based in Philadelphia, Karl Heideck

Karl Heideck is an attorney who deals with compliance and risk management and a litigator based in Philadelphia. Karl Heideck bears skills in various fields like commercial litigation, legal research, employment law, corporate law and product liability among others. Karl Heideck first pursued English and literature at Swarthmore College. He then later attended the school of law of Temple University Beasley.

Karl Heideck reputation as a trial lawyer presides him as he is no stranger to civil litigation. Heideck has been practicing law for over a decade and has dealt with cases involving acquisitions, liquidity, risk monitoring and financial transactions. Heideck worked at Pepper Hamilton LLP as a project attorney. Read Karl Heideck’s blog to read more about his experience as a litigation attorney.


Kim Dao Visits Disneyland Tokyo

This video shows Kim Dao at the Disneyland resort in Tokyo, Japan. KimDao spends the day at Disney Sea as she takes viewers on a tour of the park. Kim Dao has also brought along three of her friends for the trip, and they spend the entire day at Disney Sea together having fun. Kim Dao offers the tip to fans to get Fast Passes for rides. Kim Dao and her friends use it first for the Tower of Terror attraction. The Fast Pass helps Kim Dao and her friends to skip past hour long wait times in line. Throughout the video Kim Dao features beautiful views of Disney ranging from the rides and attractions to the delicious food and colorful merchandise. Kim Dao and her friends enjoy a spicy smoked chicken leg for a quick bite to eat. It looks delicious, and she comments on how yummy it is. Kim Dao and her friends even visit the Arabian Nights area and they enjoy the Magic Carpet ride together. Kim Dao and her friends then visit what she calls her favorite place to be, The Mermaid Lagoon. She even shows a quick flashback of when she visited The Mermaid Lagoon six months ago. Overall it is a fun and lighthearted video of a magical place.

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Todd Lubar and TDL Global Ventures, LLC

Todd Lubar entered the real estate business in 1995. Todd realized that because of his knowledge of every business aspect and his love for helping others, he would make finance and real estate his career choice. He began his career as a loan originator at Crestar Mortgage Corporation. This is where he learned the conservative mortgage banking model. This was a very important experience to him. He spent time to develop relationships with CPA’s, insurance agents, financial planners and real estate agents who are now the main source business referral for him.

His Career

Todd acquired an equity position at Legacy Financial Group in 1999. This expanded his lending abilities. In order to take his focus in real estate to a higher level he started Legendary Properties, LLC (a development company for residential properties) in 2002.

To grow in mortgage banking, he started Charter Funding (an affiliate of First Magnus Financial Corporation) in 2003. As a result of this affiliation, Todd was able to expand the business. He was now able to access many programs and products to grow his business.

With more than 12 years experience in the mortgage business, Todd started Legendary Financial LLC, a Legendary Properties, LLC’s affiliate. It is a source of business lending for both companies and individuals. All this time, Todd used his own money along with liquidity from Legendary Properties to help the many borrowers that would otherwise not get funds from traditional lenders. During this time, Todd was involved in more than 7000 transactions, which enabled him to analyze all risks in different loan scenarios and make the right decisions based mainly on market conditions.

In 2007/2008, the mortgage industry started to experience major changes. Thus, Todd decided to get involved in other lines of business. One of the things he got into is demolition. Here, he was able to get contracts from big contractors in the industry. He also started Automotive Scrap business (for metal recycling). Visit his personal website at

More on Todd

Lubar lives in Bethesda Maryland. He is a father to two beautiful kids that also reside in Bethesda. He loves to travel and spend time with his two kids. He also loves Orange County, CA. His aim is to better himself and others every day.

More information on Mr. Todd Lubar available on his and Tumblr page.