Serge Belamant focuses on building social media enabled financial products

One day while Serge Belamant was having a chat with his son, Philip, and IT engineer, they discussed the impact that social media has in the modern world. In this discussion, one thing that came out is that social media has a strong influence on the young generation. Serge Belamant thought about the opportunities that were open through social media. He decided that he would make products that would teach the young generation how to make prudent financial decisions. The products would give the young generation information on spending and savings. This information would be availed directly through mobile phones. Check out erieri.com for more information.

It is after this discussion that Serge Belamant created Zilch Technologies, a company that is based in the United Kingdom. He thought that it would be a great decision to make products that would inform millions of people around the world how they can make informed decisions on their finances. What started as a discussion is now turning out to be one of the greatest ideas ever.

Serge Belamant has a unique approach to business. He believes in first creating superior products before expecting to get money. He understands that customers will automatically fall in love with products that address their needs. Serge seems to have known this a long time ago, and that’s why he’s always focused on building products that will be of use in the future.

When Serge was starting, it was not easy. He had to overcome the challenges of finances and even getting the first customer. However since he was dedicated to making products that would be useful to the customers, he finally managed to get the capital and the customers. He even managed to get the attention of VISA to design the chip-enabled credit and debit cards that we use today.

Serge Belamant is the patent holder of the blockchain technology. He was born in France but grew up in South Africa where his family migrated to when he was 14 years. He attended Witwatersrand University and took a degree in computer science. He joined the workforce at the age of 22 years.

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Oren Frank Talks Mental Health

Talkspace, an online therapy service which strives to make therapy accessible to everyone, continues to pick up speed, and currently claims to have one million users. Offering an alternative to traditional therapy, Talkspace allows clients to connect with a therapist through video chat or messaging. After more than five years in business, Chief Executive Officer, Oren Frank, says Talkspace generates revenue in the tens of millions.

The company recently hired a chief medical officer. Neil Leibowitz, former United Health senior medical director became a part of the Talkspace team in April of 2018. This move allowed business to expand as prescribing medicine through the app became a possibility. However, state and federal regulations limit prescription to the video tool. Watch Oren Frank on Youtube.

Frank hopes to build up business in the corporate world as employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of the mental health of their employees. Depression and anxiety, which has increased among millennials, has a negative effect on productivity. Therefore, providing employee access to a service like Talkspace is beneficial to companies. Frank anticipates partnerships with businesses will make up half of Talkspace’s revenue by 2019.

Oren Frank uses his Twitter account to further his positive mental health messages. Frank shares articles, resources, and books that may be of interest to anyone struggling with a mental health issue. For example, Frank alerted followers of the mental health benefits of disengaging from social media by sharing a recent study,

Recently, Oren Frank tweeted a link to a mental health success story whose author concludes that “mental health shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich”. Obviously, Frank agrees and is dedicated to the task of erasing stigmas and making access to mental health resources a priority. As Talkspace continues to grow, more and more people will be able to improve their state of mind by using this beneficial service.

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Jojo Hedaya Wins big with Unroll.me

It is said, I think by C.S. Lewis, that friends are born when both persons realize that they have the same interests. Such was the case when their mutual Rabbi while studying abroad in Israel said to Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald, on discovering that they were linked by the only two that were using Blackberries for study. The Rabbi stepped in and told the two students that they had to be friends. Thru such a fortuitous meeting their friendship started. Just as a few years later Jojo and Josh had solved a problem for “an opt-out technology that software developers had grappled with for some time. They were only 24 years old at the time. Between the years of 2012-2014, Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald brainstormed, invented, developed and brought to the internet Unroll.me. Unroll.me allowed its users to organize their inbox of emails that piling up in their email client.

What Unroll.me Does for the User

Unroll.me sorted the necessary from the unnecessary emails, by putting in the hands of its users the ability to separate everything they needed for their day and those emails that could wait till later. Furthermore, Unroll.me allowed the user to weigh the importance of each email that came to their email folder; lastly, the user could easily unsubscribe from any newsletter, blog, post, or spam mail that intruded in their expected digital menu. Jojo Hedaya wanted a streamlined client that allowed an uncluttered workspace.

Growing popularity

Soon after launch, Unroll.me attracted thousands of users. Lastly, Unroll, me became the desired object of larger companies and became acquired by Rakuten Intelligence in 2014. Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald sold Unroll.me to Rakuten Intelligence, but retains the Office of Chief Products Development.

Jojo Hedaya

Jojo Hedaya is one of the co-founders of Unroll.me. Jojo Hedaya lives in New York, where he is a native. Jojo Hedaya is married and has one son. He enjoys family time with his wife and son and is an avid follower of the New York Knicks. Unroll.me was purchased for an undisclosed amount by Rakuten Intelligence in 2014. Jojo Hedaya attended New York University where he acquired degrees in Philosophy and Business between 2010-2012.

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Shervin Pishevar warns that Fed manipulations are causing breakdown of asset correlations

One of the primary goals of financial planners is to create well-diversified portfolios. And the objective of a diversified portfolio is to create an extremely low chance of seeing a major loss of wealth. In technical terms, this is accomplished through investing in assets that have low correlations with each other’s price movements. This means that when one asset class experiences a sharp downturn, it has been historically unlikely that another asset class will move in lockstep with it.

 

Bonds and equities have traditionally been decoupled

This is one of the fundamental reasons that so many investment professionals recommend having a nice mix of both bonds and equities in any investment portfolio. These two asset classes have historically been relatively decouple from each other. When one moves sharply up or down, there is a low probability that the other will move in lockstep with it.

But Shervin Pishevar, one of the leading venture capitalists in the tech space, has been warning his Twitter followers that these two asset classes may be experiencing a much tighter-wound relationship than has historically been the case. And this is exclusively due to the manipulations of the free market by the Federal Reserve.

Shervin Pishevar explains that the extremely low bond yields that have become the norm over the last few years have been the direct result of the Fed keeping bond prices high through its purchase of Treasury securities by the trillions. But he says that this is a completely artificial price signal. He also points out that the incredibly low interest rates that have prevailed have allowed for massive speculation in the equities markets. And this all points in one direction.

As interest rates and bond yields increase, says Shervin Pishevar, the stock market is poised to crash. But this time, the interest rates may keep going through the roof, even as more and more people seek refuge in bonds. This, says Shervin Pishevar, may continue due to future heavy dollar inflation caused by those same Fed policies. In the end, both bond investors and stock investors could end up losing huge.

 

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NGP VAN Recommendations For A Successful Fundraiser

Fundraisers are an essential part of campaigning, regardless if it’s the local election and the candidate is strong. They also allow you to get close to members of the community and land big donors in the process of growing your base. An important factor between a successful fundraiser and a financial flop is the ability to get passionate and engaged people at the event.

The idea of raising big amounts of money in a short time span might seem intimidating, but if a strong plan is set up then the fundraising can prove to be successful and enjoyable at the same time. Besides simply raising funds, the finance team has to do it in a cost-effective manner, and their financial plan has to ensure that the campaign is funded throughout the election cycle, making sure that spending is proportional.

NGP VAN suggests a number of steps in order to make sure the fundraising is a success. NGP VAN is a voter database and hosting service provider, used for Democratic campaigns and other organizations authorized by the Democratic Party. Their platform is ideal for political and social campaigns, their mobile app being used for canvassing, allowing campaigns to contact potential voters and making canvassing more time efficient.

Setting a fundraising goal, planning fundraising tactics, and creating a fundraising calendar are a few of the key elements needed for effective fundraising, according to NGP VAN. The finance plan is the most important strategic tool, which means setting up one has to be first on your priority list. Once you map out your campaign’s goal and how to reach it, you will diminish the risk of costly mistakes along the way.

After you map out your network – in order to know who you will reach out to, it’s time to start actually raising money. This is when you will have to employ your fundraising tactics and get the most out of each tactic you use. Common tactics are direct mails, fundraiser events, telemarketing, and fundraiser events.

In order to plan a fundraising event, NGP VAN suggests that you first determine the time, date and location of the even, and create a budget. Next you will have to recruit a host committee, collect lists of people to invite and finally recruit volunteers which will assist at the event.

 

Fundraising events can seem like an intimidating venture, but if every step is carefully planned then it can turn into a success. Besides the invites, you will have to coordinate the logistics (food, speakers, etc.), prepare the candidate and ideally do a practice walk-through before the event takes place. Keep in mind that if you want donors to continue to support you throughout the campaign you will have to keep them happy.

 

 

 

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Upwork Providing Tips to Freelancers on How to Organize To-Do List

Making it big as a freelancer is not easy, but it is a trend that continues to grow with time. It is expected that over the next few years, the freelancers around the world would be around 40 percent of the total workforce globally. Upwork is one of the leading platforms online that provide freelancers with jobs. If you are looking for those high paying freelancing projects, then Upwork is the platform that would surely not disappoint you. However, if you want to be consistent with getting works on Upwork or any other similar platform for that matter, your professionalism, as well as diligence as a freelancer, would have to be top notch.

One way to achieve that is to ensure that you can maintain and follow a to-do list. It is necessary that you can develop a to-do list comprehensively as a freelancer, and Upwork gives out some tips to help freelancers stay up to date with their to-do lists. One way to make sure that you are more effective at work is to create a habit of writing all the pending works in place and organize a to-do list a night before. It helps you save a good amount of time when starting your next day and you know the works that are pending. Make sure you assign priorities as well as the deadline to all the tasks, so that you can complete all the works on time and that you know which work needs to be completed first.

A to-do list is necessary for a freelancer to help them stay in the loop of the works they have in hand. It can get hectic and chaotic at times because there can be some projects and clients that may be demanding their action. If you are not organized, the chances are that you would lose clients, reputation, and money. Moreover, it would lead to getting back feedback that would impact your future business as well. Keep re-evaluating your to-do list and make sure that you keep a lookout to ensure that you do not miss out on any particular task.

 

NewsWatch TV Shares How to Streamline Your Workstation, See Their Review on The Innovative New Roller Mouse Technology

At any given moment one can find five long wires intertwined and tangled, toggling from my workstation. There’s a computer charger, headset, keyboard, phone charger and mouse. It’s not that I am resistant or adverse to change. I’ve entered the world of wireless computer technology; however, having lost a wireless earpiece monthly and a mouse quarterly, overtime I have morphed back to my wires.

As an avid viewer of NewsWatch TV I recently came across a company, Contour Design. NewsWatch TV reviewed a signature product from Contour Design, the “Ultimate Workstation”. Contour Design has created an all in one wireless ergonomically correct workstation. This combines a wrist rest, keyboard and their patented roller mouse technology. Not only does this clean up my safety hazard with wires dangling from all sides of my workstation, the ergonomics of combining the keyboard with their new roller mouse technology is a brilliant game changer.

NewsWatch TV continues to captivate audiences with their array of unique product reviews. Many of these are practical and affordable solutions that can disrupt the current way we get things done. Whether you’re a start-up or an established brand, NewsWatch TV has an engaged audience who is just as passionate about learning, as they are about sharing innovation.

In addition to providing quality reviews on technology based solutions, NewsWatch TV runs a 30-minute television show airing breakthrough stories in health, technology, fashion, travel and celebrity features.

Contour Design is happy with the results from their NewsWatch TV segment and I am thrilled to have found the Ultimate Workstation. This innovative solution is one of those new concepts that makes you wonder, why didn’t anyone think of this sooner. Bye, bye old mouse; I’m going wireless for good.

Bob Reina, a CEO with a passion for helping others and a strong commitment to giving back to his family, his friends and his community

Talk Fusion was born after a house tour by its founder, Bob Reina, during which he attempted to email video content to his family and the service provider did not allow it. This served as the “light bulb” moment and he immediately called an IT expert friend of his to develop the idea. Much to their fortune, this idea and its subsequent business, not only were great, but they came about at the right time to spell success; it experienced swift growth because of the fail safe formula of encountering a problem and finding its solution better than the rest.

At first, customer attraction came by way of Reina’s previous experience. In the world of network marketing, it is common and well advised to speak to people one already knows and have a business relationship with. Specifically, speak to them about business in terms of the potential benefits. This was the very strategy Bob applied, coupled with spreading the word to everyone else he knew, whether these were individuals involved in the network marketing industry or not.

The company has developed a number of products that have focused on providing pure results with a humanistic touch; Bob is passionate about helping others and believes in giving back. The marketing strategy is based on direct selling, another area in which Reina is well versed. So much so, that Talk Fusion’s products have reached more than 140 countries.

As for the future of Talk Fusion, it looks bright. As an innovative company and one in constant evolution, it remains on top of all the changes that happen in the world. It is a leader and trendsetter in its industry and it is currently working on an educational platform called Talk Fusion University. Its goal is to provide associates the knowledge they need to elevate their business and procure further success.

Bob Reina is a graduate of the University of South Florida and a former police officer who graduated at the top of his police academy class. He worked as a part-time direct selling associate, an industry which helped him obtain two decades of experience he greatly benefited from. Experience has taught him that success requires commitment over many years. Learn more: https://twitter.com/bobreina

His days start at 5:30 a.m. when he checks his emails and arranges the day’s activities. He arrives at the office by 8:30 to find a team already working toward the next big idea that will contribute to the continued realization of the company’s vision. His own schedule is full from the beginning of the day until the very end, sometimes later than that. He makes it a point to never slow down because of the importance of leading by example.

Bob Reina: Former Cop Turned CEO

There are a lot of interesting tidbits about Bob Reina on the Internet, but one of the most interesting is the fact he is a former police officer. Because of this, he has a certain quality about him as the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion is a video communications service with video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. These are all set up for people that are looking to do things differently in their lives, much like Bob Reina himself. Bob Reina was a police officer, but he saw that he could do something else with his life. He saw he could make a difference in a wider arena.

 

As everyone knows, 2007 was the year when technology really took off and really went to the next level. It has only grown since then and become even more remarkable than most people probably ever imagined. These days, I imagine most people don’t know how they would live without it. It is such a part of their life and it is such a part of the way they communicate. Bob Reina is showing people it can also be used to chat with other people and it can be used to really get someone’s name out there if they are looking to get into business for themselves. That is the ultimate dream for many people.

 

Let’s call a spade a spade: who wants to work for someone else? Unless someone loves their boss, which is rare, they want to be the person calling the shots. They want to be the person in control of what happens in their life. They don’t want someone to write their own story for them. They want be the one behind the pen. When they write their life story and they talk about how they started up their own business, they will remember the time they were first introduced to Talk Fusion.

 

It was one of those experiences they won’t soon forget. Bob Reina started this company for a reason and the reason was to change the game and change lives.