Category Archives: Management

Working Knowledge CSP Launches “Our Contracts Manager – On Demand Contract Management Support”

Great Falls, VA, USA — Working Knowledge CSP launches “Our Contracts Manager – On Demand Contract Management Support” for small to medium size organizations who need supplemental, professional, experienced, and certified professional contracting resources to help them through an occasional or a short-term, temporary increase in contracting workload and don’t want to hire a full-time contracts manager. (http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com/89-contract-management.html)

“Our Contracts Manager” is a great solution for the following types of business situations:

• A small, but growing business that does work or wants to perform work on government or commercial contracts but doesn’t have the budget or workload to justify a full-time contracts manager.

• A CEO, COO, or senior executive who does all the contracting and proposal work when either bidding on potential new contract work or managing the awarded contracts.

• A legal department handling your government contracts but you aren’t sure they have the requisite specialized expertise to navigate the federal acquisition regulations or to address the demands of government program managers and contracting officers.

Bill Kaplan, the Founder of Working Knowledge CSP, explained, “As small business who needs immediate, and professional, temporary contract management support, you now don’t have to incur all the overhead and expenses of a full-time employee. Whether you need help for 1 week or 1 month or longer, we can provide experienced, certified contract management professional as supplemental staff to support your contract management workload and seamlessly integrate them into your business processes.”

“Our Contracts Manager” can provide support for the following representative contract management tasks:

• Review, draft, analyze and negotiate a broad range of sales and services agreements, amendments, non-disclosure and teaming agreements and related documents

• Review requests for proposals, requests for bids and other competitive solicitations; assist sales team in preparing responses to such bid requests

• Advice and counsel with respect to contract and compliance issues

• GWAC application and management

• Engage with external customers to negotiate contract terms

• Conduct research as required to provide guidance on contract compliance and legal/regulatory requirements

• Develop internal contracts policies and procedures

• Support in-house or external legal teams focused on government contracting.

For more information, contact Working Knowledge CSP Contract Management Solutions at 571.934.7408 or bill@workingknowledge-csp.com.

Media Contact:
William S. Kaplan
Working Knowledge CSP
571-934-7408
bill@workingknowledge-csp.com
http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com

MDM GROUP AG pulls up plans to go public

Meggen, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-14 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — MDM GROUP AG’s IPO will now take place in the second quarter of 2017 and not at the end of the year. The company aims to generate fresh capital by going public, which will allow it to invest additional funds in merchandise trading.

Retail investors will also be able to easily benefit from the company’s business model.

High revenues are generated in the retail sector in Germany every year.

Gross profit margins are particularly interesting for investors.

They often average 30 percent.

MDM GROUP AG works in this market segment. Specifically, the group mostly trades in textiles, remainders, specialty items, and merchandise from insolvency proceedings.

MDM GROUP AG has already recorded high profits in this segment.

In the international retail segment, the company’s revenues have grown by around 400 percent in the last two years alone.

The company can already record profits when making purchases. The merchandise, such as textiles, remainders, specialty items, and goods from insolvency proceedings from many top manufacturers are bought in at very favorable conditions.

The high purchasing volumes mean that savings of up to 90 percent compared to the regular wholesale price are standard.

In addition to low purchase prices for goods, in 2017 the company is also planning to purchase two top textile brands which will extend its product offering even further and will also allow the group to directly impact prices.

Thanks to its unique distribution network, the company can resell the purchased goods in a short period.

In this regard, the group works together with a large number of online distribution partners and can thus always select the most efficient marketing channel for the products.

This allows the company to not only turn over the goods quickly, but also to realize the maximum income from their sale.

The MDM GROUP purchases and sells goods every month, thus turning over the invested amounts several times.
Profits can be realized with every transaction.

The company does not receive investments from bank loans, but via subordinated loans.

Private individuals can lend the company money and receive interest in return.

The interest is fixed and agreed in advance and currently totals nine percent according to the company’s information.

Interest of up to 20 percent is even possible for special programs.

About MDM GROUP AG
MDM GROUP is a Swiss company which invests in all types of products.

The company has specialized in trading with textiles, remaining stock and special items, as well as goods from insolvency proceedings.

The business principle is to acquire the goods at substantially reduced prices of up to 90 percent less than the regular wholesale price.

As a result, the company records high profit margins.

Private individuals can invest in this business via subordinated loans.

Remuneration with fixed interest rates is agreed in this regard.

In addition, in future the MDM Group will participate in the luxury car segment.
Extensive negotiations in this regard are already being held with one of the best known car dealers and the head of sales in Germany.

Details of this will be published soon.

Contact-Details: MDM Group AG
Frau Ozlem Utanc
Rütliweg 3
6045 Meggen
Schweiz
ozlem@mdmgroup.ch

Large Japanese property corporation entered the Australian & NZ serviced Apartments/accommodation Industry

JAPANESE RENTAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT COMPANY BUYS WALDORF SERVICED APARTMENTS

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Feb-02 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Daiwa Living Management Co. Ltd (DLM), one of the largest Rental Housing management companies together with Cosmos Initia Co, Ltd (CI), a Residential Developer in Japan, have jointly purchased 75% of Waldorf Australia and New Zealand Group.

Waldorf is a privately owned company which commenced operations in Sydney in 1982. Since then, the business has grown to more than 1,500 apartments and operates in Sydney, Central Coast, Canberra, Leura, Geraldton, Perth and Auckland.

Waldorf is currently one of the largest Serviced Apartment operators in Australasia. DLM manages approximately 500,000 rental housing properties across Japan.

The Serviced Apartment business has undergone significant transformation in Australasia in recent years with almost all leading operators entering into ‘Joint Ventures’ with international operators.

DLM and CI are subsidiary companies of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd, the largest publically listed Construction and Development Company in Japan.

“The sale to DLM Group will bring forward our plans to further improve services and allow the business to expand significantly in the coming years.” said the Waldorf Group founding Director and CEO, Avi Rubinstein. He added that “We expect to grow our business to more than 5,000 apartments in time and this will greatly enhance our brand awareness and increase our competitiveness.”

“Serviced Apartments are an attractive alternative to Hotels as they offer spacious, high quality self -contained accommodation at reasonable prices and they are becoming increasingly attractive to domestic and international tourists as well as to the corporate traveller.” Mr Rubinstein said.

DLM has been seeking an opportunity to enter the Australasian market and is excited about the Waldorf acquisition. Waldorf is a well-established and successful business which is ‘scalable’ and presents DLM with an ideal platform to grow across many sub markets in both Australia and New Zealand.

The existing owners of Waldorf will continue their involvement in the business as Directors and their main focus will be to acquiring new properties for the newly enhanced group.

ENDS

For further clarification, please contact Avi Rubinstein at webmaster@waldorf.com.au

Contact-Details:
Avi Rubinstein, Waldorf Australia & NZ Group
110 James Ruse Drive,Rosehill, NSW 2142
Tel 02 88378000
www.waldorf.com.au

Vivier Chief Executive, Luigi Wewege Announces New Book: The Digital Banking Revolution

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Network/ — Luigi Wewege’s latest book, The Digital Banking Revolution, shares his inside perspective on how financial technology companies are rapidly transforming the traditional retail banking industry through disruptive innovation.

In The Digital Banking Revolution, Wewege provides a look at how over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers are able to bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations.

Luigi’s book presents the ways these new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption to stay relevant, and stop mass client attrition to these agile financial start-ups.

“These threats come at an inopportune time for banks due to mature markets currently experiencing stagnant growth. This coupled with decreasing profit margins due to the competitive pricing of new entrants, and financial customer loyalty becoming ever increasingly more tenuous,” said Wewege.

Supported by numerous illustrations, the book spans a diverse range of topics from big data analytics and mobile payments to the evolving behaviors of financial consumers. The Digital Banking Revolution concludes with Luigi providing his predictions in the book’s final chapter, which is titled The Future of Banking. In this chapter, he outlines how he believes financial services are likely to evolve, and be conducted going forward.

The book is currently available for purchase online at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback versions, as well as being offered via a number of other major online booksellers. To learn more about the author – Luigi Wewege and his new book, The Digital Banking Revolution, please visit: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com.

ABOUT LUIGI WEWEGE
Luigi is the President and CEO of Vivier Group, a multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm, and is an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit the Young Entrepreneur Council. For more information, about Luigi please visit: http://www.luigiwewege.com or alternatively reach him via Twitter @luigiwewege.

 

Media contact:
Brandon Hopkins
Email: info@digitalbankingrevolution.com
Phone: 803-404-4851
Web: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com

DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

Bill Kaplan Presenting at Ark Group Australia March 2017: “The Wheels of KM”

Working Knowledge CSP and Enterprise Knowledge are teaming with Ark Group Australia to deliver a comprehensive seminar on the practical application of Knowledge Management concepts, strategies, and practices.

Great Falls, VA, USA — Working Knowledge CSP (http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com) and Enterprise Knowledge (http://www.enterprise-knowledge.com) are teaming with Ark Group Australia to deliver a comprehensive seminar on the practical application of Knowledge Management concepts, strategies, and practices. These one-day seminars, to be delivered on March 7, 2017 in Melbourne and again on March 9 in Canberra will provide a detailed view of Knowledge Management best practices and case studies from two of the world’s most influential KM professionals.

Ark Group Australia is presenting ‘The Wheels of Knowledge Management,’ featuring Working Knowledge CSP’s Bill Kaplan, and EK’s Zach Wahl. Together, Bill and Zach will cover the breadth of KM People/Culture, Process, Enabling Technology, Content, and Structure/Governance from concept to strategy to practical implementation.

Working Knowledge CSP Founder and Principal Bill Kaplan noted, “An organization must have an idea, a concept, about where it wants to go with knowledge management, how it’s going to get there, and what it’s going to do to implement KM in a consistent, sustainable and measurable way to achieve better operational or business performance… that is the promise of knowledge management.”

Zach Wahl, CEO of EK added, “Having teamed with Bill on several successful KM initiatives, I know we combine to provide a diverse, yet synergistic combination of expertise and experiences. I’m excited to team with Working Knowledge CSP to deliver this program.”

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the Ark Group Australia site. (http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/the-wheels-of-knowledge-management)

About Bill Kaplan and Working Knowledge CSP
Bill has developed the Concept | Strategy | Practice (CSP) Model for developing a sustainable KM Strategy and Implementing Framework. In addition, he co-developed KMAgile, an agile based approach to rapidly develop a sustainable knowledge transfer capability for organizations who desire to invest significant resources up front while also developing and delivering a long-term KM Strategy and Implementation Framework. A recipient of the 2016 Knowledge Management Leadership Award, Bill was recognized as one of the world’s 50 most influential Knowledge Management professionals at the 2016 Global Knowledge Management Congress and Awards in Mumbai, India.

Working Knowledge CSP is a knowledge management consulting company. We operate internationally, within the public and private sectors, to help organizations “Create Value from their Knowledge.” Through our client co-delivery model, we provide practical, experience based knowledge management solutions and training from the simple to the complex.

About Zach Wahl and Enterprise Knowledge
Zach was recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most influential Knowledge Management professionals at the 2016 Global Knowledge Management Congress and Awards. Zach has served on the board of the Washington DC Knowledge Management Institute and as the Chairman of the Institute for International Research (IIR) Enterprise Web, Portals, and Collaborative Technologies conference. He also serves as faculty for the Knowledge Management Institute, providing training and consulting on taxonomy design and development.

Enterprise Knowledge (EK) is a services firm that integrates Knowledge Management, Information Management, Information Technology, and Agile Approaches to deliver comprehensive solutions. Our mission is to form true partnerships with our clients, listening and collaborating to create tailored, practical, and results-oriented solutions that enable them to thrive and adapt to changing needs.

EK has been recognized by KMWorld as one of the 50 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management and by CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising KM Solution Providers. Our core services include strategy, design, and development of Knowledge and Information Management systems, with proven approaches for Taxonomy Design, Project Strategy and Road Mapping, Brand and Content Strategy, Change Management and Communication, and Agile Transformation and Facilitation.

Media Contact:
Wiliam S. Kaplan
Working Knowledge CSP
571-934-7408
bill@workingknowledge-csp.com
http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com

FIRST DIVERSITY MANAGER NAMED BY M. DAVIS & SONS, INC.

WILMINGTON, DE, June 18, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — M. Davis, the fifth generation woman-owned Industrial Contractor and Fabricator headquartered in Wilmington, DE has named Christina MacMillan its Manager of Supplier Diversity. Christina MacMillan will enhance the program by working with diverse vendors to help identify opportunities with M. Davis. This will enable M. Davis to continue promoting economic growth and community development through our diversity and inclusion initiatives while also expanding our current supplier base to include the best and brightest.

“Christina MacMillan will be able to pinpoint new vendors and suppliers and grow our diversity program,” says M. Davis CEO Peggy Del Fabbro. Mrs. MacMillan currently oversees the Accounting Department at M. Davis and has been vital to that role for over ten years. Complimenting her knowledge of diversity is her involvement with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) PA-DE-sNJ, Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Emerging Leaders Council for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Delaware Valley Chapter. MacMillan received her BS in Business Administration and MBA from Goldey Beacom College.

From its beginnings as a tinsmith shop in the 1800’s to the current status as one of the larger businesses located in Wilmington, M. Davis continues to bring innovation to the construction industry.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a merit shop mechanical and electrical contractor and fabricator located in Delaware serving customers in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Beverage and Industrial markets. For more information contact Mike Kerwien via phone (302) 993-3303 or email Mike.Kerwien@mdavisinc.com. Visit our website at www.mdavisinc.com.

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CONTACT: Mike Kerwien
302-993-3303
Mike.kerwien@mdavisinc.com

THE IPO PROJECT – YOU’RE NEXT: THE NEW ROAD TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 04, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ –360 Player Experience, LLC present The IPO Project – You’re Next competition. The competition affords budding or new entrepreneurs the opportunity to ignite their dream. The idea behind the national competition is to provide all of the support necessary to avoid the statistics published by the Small Business Administration stating that 50% of all new businesses fail within 2-5 years. The IPO Project – You’re Next competition provides 10 winners with financing for their new business venture and infrastructure support for the business in the areas of accounting, human resources, marketing, and information technology.

The IPO Project – You’re Next competition seeks to find the most innovative product or service business concepts to evaluate. The entrepreneur seeking to win the competition need only apply online at www.theipoproject.com and pay the application fee. The evaluation team will review all applications, select, and electronically notify the 100 semi-finalist on July 15, 2015. The week of August 17-21, 2015 the 100 semi-finalist will travel to Atlanta, GA and present the future of their idea to a panel of 25 industry professionals. Collectively the panel will select 10 winners to receive the investments and infrastructure support in their idea. The IPO Project- You’re Next competition winners will be announced and notified by September 15, 2015.

As Pandora Radio representatives stated,”The IPO Project is American Idol meets Shark Tank.”

The IPO Project – You’re Next competition along with sponsors that include Energy 1 Federal Credit Union, Regus Group Companies, HillChase, LLC, Club-e, IASC, Inc. and the Invest Atlanta team is poised to help entrepreneurs from 18 to 80.

In John Hope Bryant’s book, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism” he posed the question; ” …Imagine if we could turn people with few opportunities…into tomorrow visionaries and entrepreneurs.” The IPO Project – You’re Next competition answers this call to action and takes it a step further by providing the necessary support to bolster entrepreneurial success.

CONTACT:
Marjorie Waye, President
360 Player Experience, LLC
201 17th St Ste300, Atlanta, GA 30363
T: 844-968-7360
F: 404-963-0900
info@theipoproject.com
www.theipoproject.com

Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

PR contact:

Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. Announces 600,000 common equity shares available at no monetary costs

San Antonio, Texas, January 13, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Byrd Imperial Group is seeking 1 to 4 Executive Advisors to join our team by helping to raise funds to build and operate a new franchise headquarters in Texas. In exchange for successfully seeking out and securing a 10% Preferred Equity Investor who subscribes to a minimum investment of $3.5M, Byrd Imperial Group will issue 150,000 shares of common stock at no cost. An Executive Advisor could earn up to 4 times that amount or 600,000 shares by securing a single qualified Investor.

In addition to this offer, Byrd Imperial Group is offering 4,000,000 Preferred Equity Shares at a price of $3.50 per share with a minimum purchase of 1,000,000 shares.

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. (www.byrdimperialgroup.com) is a franchise development and management company with a total of 9 new business models. Our business plan combines 6 new franchise opportunities along with our internal finance company all-operating at 1 flagship location. From the company headquarters in Texas, we will be able to efficiently manage, grow, and operate each new business opportunity. After smoothing out the operating procedures, the home office location will serve as a springboard to advance each new business as single point locations through nationwide franchising.

Contact-Details: Byrd Imperial Group LLC.
Preston Byrd
210-906-3949
prestonbyrd@byrdimperialgroup.com
www.byrdimperialgroup.com