JustFab Has a New President and More Reasons to Go Public

JustFab Inc, has recently named experienced deal-maker Todd Tappin as its finance chief and President. The news is seen as a tactical strategy by JustFab following its recent operational success with a potential IPO offering, in the future. Learn more about JustFab: http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2016/06/08/fashion-unicorn-startup-justfab-inc-taps-cfo-with-ipo-experience/

Analysts believe that the IPO move will help JustFab to expand its product-line and offering to a new level by opening itself to new partnerships and investments.

The closely held company, Just Fab has experienced immense growth in the preceding years after the $250 million fundraising campaign, in 2014. Currently, the company is valued at $1 billion, which is a testament to the claimed 4 million followers who regularly pay to get their hands on hundreds of high-quality products.

As such, JustFab offers a fashion based subscription service – a business model where members pay monthly subscription to gain access to products.

Perhaps, the loyal following and successful revenue streams has allowed JustFab to look beyond the traditional offering by hiring Todd Tappin, who is likely to prove instrumental in taking the company, public.

In fact, Todd successfully helped Rubicon Project to become an instant success. His financial and operational expertise also includes first-hand experience as a managing director of a private equity firm, which helped many high-profile firms gain funding at the early stage through the initial public offering.

Despite the apparent motives of JustFab, Todd Tappin made it clear that the company is not in a hurry to offer IPO because its organic growth remains very strong.

As such, JustFab is poised to exceed $650 in revenues, this year. Under such circumstances, it is wise to suggest that IPO offering is just one of the objectives that is under consideration. Learn more about JustFab: https://www.linkedin.com/company/justfab

Anyway, when the company decides to go public, it will allow JustFab to attract massive investment. Besides, it will also open the company to debt and equity helping it with the acquisition of like-minded companies and competitors.

Wikipedia Provides So Much Without Asking For Much In Return

Have you ever heard the phrase “is that too much to ask for?” This could aptly apply to what Wikipedia could say if it were a human being. The online encyclopedia has provided numerous benefits to those who use it every day. The website is a great resource and starting point to learn about just about anything you can think of.

Companies are now beginning to catch on to why this is such a popular website as well, and many of them are even seeing benefits in terms of attracting customers. People may go to Wikipedia to learn about a lot of things, so why not make one of those things your business?

Wikipedia has certain writing standards which may be difficult for the average person to follow along with. They are designed to help keep the site running smoothly and uniformly so that everyone who accesses it gets credible information. This is why Get Your Wiki is a great resource to use to find writers who know what Wikipedia is look for.

The well-trained Wikipedia editors on that site know what standards Wikipedia is looking for, and they know how to meet those standards. It sometimes takes a little something extra to work through some of the business articles onto Wikipedia. The website may initially think that it is just some kind of spam or other issue that they do not want to deal with. That could happen if the article is not well sourced or does not seem to be legitimate.

They know how the Wikipedia website works with these issues. and they are happy to help you make a Wiki article get your website placed prominently on Wikipedia so that others may find it and benefit from learning more about what you do.

Wikipedia is a donation funded website, but there are certainly not hurting for money. The website has a 2015-2016 budget of $68 million according to reports.

How Does Devco Plan New Developments In New Jersey?

DEVCO has created plans for developments in New Jersey, and they are trying to make it easier for all their clients to get a single loan that is needed. That means that they actually approach the city with a development plan, and then they will show the city how much money is needed for that. They can provide the loan, and then they city can build whatever they think is needed for a community that is burned out or completely lost. That can give people in these areas a reason to give up crime, and it saves all the people who have been fighting for the community.

That means that people are going to have better jobs, and there will be more than enough jobs for everyone. That is very important because it is one of the only ways for a community to recover. They have to have a way of bring in housing, and that will come with the commerce. An area that was once considered the bad part of town can recover, and it helps people feel like they have a chance to have a normal life.

They can come to Devco for help with a loan, and the Press of Atlantic City has articles on this that show they are worth it. This is something that changes lives completely, and it can make a community feel whole again. It is sometimes the only way for people to have a better life, and it is why their civic leaders have to give Devco a try.

 

All-Natural Shea Butter is a Brilliant Beauty Find

Shea butter is an all-natural oil derived from the seeds of the African shea tree. At room temperature, it is a cream colored saturated fat with a consistency like smooth butter, and there are a variety of ways it can bolster your health and beauty. A 2010 study, published on Pubmed.gov, found that its cinnamic acid content gives shea butter anti-inflammatory properties. One particular cinnamate compound was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This finding could have important applications for people who suffer with acne or who are high risk for developing skin cancer.

In addition to being anti-inflammatory, Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer. Its naturally occurring fatty acids and vitamins aid the skin’s natural collagen production. It also has oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. Many users of Shea butter report healthier skin with consistent use.

It is gentle enough to be used immediately as a facial moisturizer, and strong enough to tackle cracked, dry skin or psoriasis. EuGenia Shea’s products can also be incorporated into homemade lip balms, lotions and sunscreens.

The company works directly with well over a thousand small farming families throughout Ghana to cultivate high-quality cold-pressed shea oil. They have planted over 250,000 trees and increased farmers’ incomes by a factor of 10. The company has a heavily female work-force, and re-invests in its workers by contributing fifteen percent of its profits to an education fund for their benefit.

Andy Wirth has insight into the California Drought

Andy Wirth is one of the biggest experts on outdoor recreation in the state of California. Andy operates Squaw Valley, an extremely popular ski resort, and the resort is constantly growing. Andy knows that his business relies heavily on the climate, so he is constantly researching the climate in California.

California is a beautiful place to live. The state is packed with beautiful beaches, lakes, and mountain ranges. While the state has plenty of wonderful resources, it is also vulnerable to several crises. Global warming is having a tremendous impact on the coastline and on the mountain ranges.

A drought has been ravaging the state for several years as well. Cities are seeing massive water shortages, and many neighborhoods are filled with brown lawns. The drought is also having a massive impact on the skiing community within California. Ski resorts need snow, and most of California’s missing precipitation comes in the form of snow.

Ski resorts throughout the state have been struggling to find a solution to the drought problem, and recently KCRW sat down with Andy Wirth to discuss the way his resort was planning to handle the drought.

Andy has been in the business a long time. He has seen several drought cycles, but this is the worst drought he has ever faced. This past winter was the driest in recent memory. Wirth was quick to acknowledge that this past winter was one of the driest in recorded history. Several resorts had to close early, and visitors were down by 20%. Andy said that this winter was extremely troubling for the entire industry.  Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://about.me/andywirth

The past winter was scary for the entire industry, but Andy Wirth believes there is still hope for the future. Profits were down for his company, but it was still a very profitable year for Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley also benefits from having an extremely large amount of land.

The resort features 6,000 acres of land. During the past season, 2,000 acres were unavailable for use, but that still left the organization with 4,000 acres of land. 4,000 acres of land leaves plenty of room for visitors to ski on. The entire park does not need to be open for skiers to have a good time.

This drought was only a minor problem when compared to the issue of global warming. Winters should become shorter and warmer, but Andy Wirth has plans. He plans to offer his resorts as a location for business retreats and as a place to hold special events. These special events will offer some additional income for Squaw Valley.

Squaw Valley experienced low profits last year, but Andy Wirth is ready for a bright tomorrow. He will continue to successfully manage the resort for years to come.

Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Do Chaz By Wen Products Do Everything Promised?

Anyone watching late-night infomercials have seen the never-ending flood of Wen by Chaz [http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html] products. This so-called miracle-working product in a jar is supposed to be one of the best hair products around. At least that’s what we’re being told. But, does it really work?
That’s what Bustle Magazine Fashion and Beauty Editor Emily McClure wanted to find out. She was looking for a product that would help her lifeless hair and often oily roots. The Sephora Sweet Almond Mint seemed an excellent choice for her 7-day experiment. Would the product deliver?

First of all, Emily was a bit taken aback by the generous amount of product (12-16 pumps) the directions called for. The first two days, Chaz by Wen made her hair very shiny and added a significant amount of volume. But, after missing the third day, she found that her roots were very oily.

On days 4-7, she had a lot of lasting body, but she noticed her roots were still a bit oily. So did Chaz Dean products do what it promised? For the most part, yes, according to Emily. She says she is pleased with the results, but cautions users to be diligent in the routine. If a day is skipped, your hair could suffer the consequences. If you’re not prepared to go all in and are generally lazy, Wen would not be your go to product.

The Chaz by Wen products were created by celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean. With over 20 years in the industry, Dean was determined to create a product that would work on all hair types. He wanted something that would take the place of shampoo, conditioners, de-tanglers and other extras.

The reviews on Wen products have been mostly positive. Users insist that the products have rejuvenated their hair. When asked if they would recommend the products to a friend, the answer was a resounding yes.

Recognition With a Swipe

If you’ve ever gone shopping and found a pair of sunglasses that the price tag made you gasp, there are options. New image recognition software is one of the fasted growing industries on slyce.it. These programs are easy to use apps on your phone used to scan product codes, the black and white tags danging from merchandise, used to take pictures of products in magazines, and or even a new outfit your friend bought.

Barcodes, QR codes, and coupon codes are on everything we buy. The ability to compare prices and quality is now a button touch away. By scanning or taking a picture of these product codes, you can search hundreds of stores, both online and in your town, and comparative prices pop up in an instant. There is no reason to pay double for something you do not have to, anymore.

There have been times when we have all sat waiting for an appointment and have thrumbed through a magazine. Celebrities on every page wearing clothes or carrying accessories that perk our curiosity. You can now take a picture of the picture and find all the information you may want. Even that the price is not out of reach.

Everyone has asked their friends where they have bought a specific outfit or pair of shoes. Image recognition software allows people to take pictures of real life 3d objects and in turn have the information they need at their fingertips. Who made it, where to buy it, and price comparisons are all information returned in nearly an instant.

Slyce is a cutting edge company in the area of image recognition. Their return time is a miracle and they are able to upload, examine, and give information on 1d, 2d, and 3d objects. Whether they are everyday objects or obscure, Slyce adds to their database and remains the most current brand and business in the field of image recognition.

Never overpay for a dress, groceries, or a meal, again. Imagine recognition is going to force businesses to compete for fair and balanced priced. Thanks to companies like Slyce who ensure the consumer has the information they need in everyday life.


Wen By Chaz Does it Again

A lot of people are catching on to Wen hair By Chaz: the all in one shampoo, conditioner and styling product. Not only will Wen By Chaz make your hair healthy, but voluminous, shiny and bouncy as well. Don’t take my word for it. Recently a hair stylist ran an experiment using the sephora fig version of the product for one week and was very pleased with the product. She also took a series of before and after pictures. I really like this article because it gives you a detailed idea of what it is like to actually use this product. You can see the results broken down day by day. Check it out.

http://www.wen.com/before-after.html

http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened

The results speak for themselves. Within a few days of applying Wen By Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner this woman’s hair was transformed from brittle and dry to smooth and silky. At work or at the club, why wouldn’t you want to look your very best? In any case check out the article and give Wen By Chaz a try. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Bob Reina and his notice of video marketing’s trending identity

 

Bob Reina is an innovator of the twenty-first century. He took notice of and recognized the efficiency of viewing videos in today’s society for countless purposes. People watch videos for entertainment, to catch up on the latest news, to communicate with friends, to keep up with family members across the globe. People in today’s society watch videos constantly through numerous services and companies. Reina became aware of this reality and analyzed the trend, ultimately realizing the opportunity to change the world’s marketing strategies for the better.

 
Reina developed and refined the idea of his now famous company Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion thrives on the tendency of people to watch a short video rather than reading lengthy, convoluted review submissions and the nature of people to gravitate toward a faster, much less laborious method to achieve a set outcome. People want to “get a feel” for a company, business, or service/goods provider before committing to a business engagement with them. Bob Reina combined the ease of video viewing with marketing, professional introduction and advertising/exclusive offers to create his company Talk Fusion, changing marketing forever.

 
Bob Reina opens the video with an employee of his company Talk Fusion and “jumps right into the action”, so to speak, without much content in terms of padding and “time-wasting”. This immediately establishes Reina as a confident, honest professional.

 
Throughout the video, Reina can be seen on “live” video at the bottom-center of the screen. He presents his company and their purpose through the use of tailored, modern graphic designs and animated short clips that qualify the video as immensely professional.

 
The video covers the information of who Talk Fusion is marketed toward: all businesses of absolutely any size or industry; why his service is a must-have asset to any business; what his service does for a business specifically; and what trusted companies are already users of his company.

 
The likes of Applebee’s, Remax, and Toyota have already taken to using Talk Fusion to create personalized business pages that are comparable to social media profile pages in design, creating a familiar experience for consumers and business’s alike. These pages allow businesses to introduce themselves to their potential and repeat consumers on a new level that brings the two parties closer than ever. The pages can be used for text descriptions, video presentations and/or ads, and even offering exclusive consumer discounts and deals.

 
Talk Fusion is the future of video marketing for all businesses. It is setting the new standard for business-to-consumer relations and communication.

Former CEO of CCMP Stephen Murray Passes on at 52

The former president of CCMP Capital (a private equity firm) Stephen Murray died at 52. He was an excellent CEO and helped the firm in establishing a new and unique identity with investors. While he was Leading CCMP, the firm managed to raise a $3.6 billion fund. Mr. Murray was a terrific dealmaker and investor and most of his career was spent in Private Equity. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://patch.com/connecticut/stamford/stephen-p-murray-52-financial-executive-stamford-resident-vice-chair-boston-college-board-trustees and http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/ccmps-murray-dead-at-52/

Stephen Murray left his company position a month earlier to the day of his death because of “healthy reasons”, his former firm reported. He had worked at CCMP including the other predecessor companies since 1989. During that time, the firm was called Chase Capital Partners and was later called JPMorgan Partners when J.P.Morgan bought it. The firm became one of the largest private equity firms in the world for some time. In 2006, the group spun out, and Mr. Murray was declared the CEO in 2007. He succeeded the group founder, Mr. Jeff Walker.

Murray graduated with a degree in economics from Boston College in 1984. He later went for further studies at Columbia Business School where he earned a Business Administration master’s degree in 1989. Read more: This Old Thing? Private Equity Honcho Drops Little Place Uptown for $11M

After graduating with a degree in economics, Murray worked at a credit analyst training program at a company known as Manufacturer Hanover Corporation in 1984.

He later joined MH Equity Corporation in 1989. Chemical Bank purchased Manufacturers Hanovers in 1991, and that was when Chemical Ventures merged with MH Equity – you can get to read more: The Exponential Growth of CCMP Capital Under Stephen Murray’s Leadership

. In 1996, Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with Chemical Bank and then Chemical Ventures Partners was called Chase Capital Partners.

Other than being CCMP’S CEO, Murray served on other major companies’ boards including Generac Power Systems, Aramark, AMC Entertainment, Pinnacle Foods, Warner Chilcott, Cabela’s, and Legacy Hospital Partners.

Stephen Murray was also a philanthropist. He supported a foundation known as Make-A-Wish of Metro New York, Stamford Museum, Boston College and the Columbia Business School.