Business/HealthCare

Go Fund Me Helps Many Who Need Dental Work

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What do you do when your child has problems with his or her teeth and you are unable to pay to have them fixed? The sadness you feel, the hurt and pain you feel, knowing that your child may be in pain. How can you deal with this pain you are feeling? Where is the hope?

GoFundMe is a charity campaign that Avi Weisfogel is setting up to help such parents to pay for their children to have the dental work they need. It is so sad when a child is in pain or has problems with eating because of bad teeth. It is difficult to watch a child suffer day and night. Adults understand finances and the ability or not to pay for services they need but the children just wonder why you aren’t helping them feel better. Well, now there is hope. With the Go fund me the campaign that Weisfogel is setting up, children and others can have the dental problems addressed.

Who is Avi Weisfogel? Avi Weisfogel is a Dental Surgeon in the New Jersey area. He is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters. Alongside his colleague, Dr. Glassman, Avi is working to train and teach other dental professionals in the art of dental appliances. Dental Sleep Masters is a company set up to train dentist how to apply things like mouth guards in hopes of handling the issues of sleep apnea. Sleep disorders are usually due to mouth or sinus issues. Imagine how good it would feel if you could sleep all night long, safely, with just the use of a mouth guard. No more loud sleep machines. This is wonderful news and offers great hope for many individuals having sleep issues.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel spends a lot of his time offering knowledge to others by giving lectures. He has been in the position of treating people with dental issues. He did own his own dental practice but now he helps teach others. Dental Sleep Masters is just a step towards helping people have the good sleep they need. Every dentist that attends one of these lectures is capable of helping hundreds of individuals sleep better. Avi is also an avid video poster. Check out his Vimeo and his favorite video (posted below).

Business

Why Kevin Seawright The Right Choice For The Newark CEDC?

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The Newark Economic Community Development Corporation is at the heart of a revitalization effort in Newark, New Jersey, and Kevin Seawright was recently named CFO of the corporation. Kevin has an excellent record in the world of public service, and he brings quite a bit of knowledge of the public sector into the private sector. This article explains how Kevin is helping Newark, New Jersey come back to life after decades of struggle.

#1: Kevin Grew Up In Service

Kevin Seawright grew up outside Philadelphia where his parents urged him to work with underprivileged people in the city. He spent quite a bit of time with his parents helping the homeless and inner city youth, and his experiences there showed him that everyone needs help now and again. The work he did with the disadvantaged in Philadelphia informed his early work in the city of Baltimore, and Kevin will never forget the values he learned doing that work, and he’s said as much in several interviews.

#2: Helping Baltimore Save Money

The city of Baltimore employed Kevin in many capacities over a decade of work. Kevin worked in the school system, the transportation department and the division that helped the aged. His posts allowed him to change the way the city spent money, and his accounting practices were used to save cash every year. Kevin often found that the city was losing money, and Kevin enacted simple changes that saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of his employment. The city of Baltimore was sad to see him leave for a position in Philadelphia, but Baltimore is better for having Kevin within its ranks.

#3: The Newark CEDC

The Newark CEDC is a private company that is spending millions to redevelop portions of Newark into clean areas. There are many neighborhoods that have been blighted by decades of crime, unemployment, undereducation and homelessness, but the developments created by the CEDC are meant to build these areas back into middle class havens once again. Kevin is working as the CFO of the CEDC to help the company save as much money as possible on each development. Kevin was hired because of his brilliant public service record, and he has made an immediate impact.

The city of Newark is changing with every passing day due to the efforts of the CEDC, and Kevin Seawright stands that the center of that change. All the money used to help change Newark passes over Kevin’s desk, and he has become a captain of industry in a city that needs help. Kevin’s desire to help people is well-documented, and he is doing his best to turn Newark, New Jersey into a safe place to live, work and go to school.  You can follow Kevin on Twitter to see where his career goes from here.

Tech

Home Service Startup Files Bankruptcy In Less Than 3 Years

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Startup companies came as a packaged deal with the tech boom in the last decade but the chance of them surviving over five years has dwindled. These innovative ideas that grow into startups have been meeting their end because of class action lawsuits that push to redefine their contractors as employees, which in turn drives up labor cost. The home repair startup Homejoy Inc has recently filed for bankruptcy a mere five months after posting on their blog that they would be shutting down their services.

The California based startup brought home and cleaning services to people via mobile app. Instead of booking random workers and hoping for the best Homejoy offered a way to browse home repair and cleaning services before booking an appointment. Initially the company raised $38 million in venture capital from big name investors like Google Ventures and First Round Capital. While the initial funding was met, the company stated in their July blog post that revenue issues and employee lawsuits are what lead to the closing of the company.

However this is not the case for all startup companies, some have flourished despite the low success rate of these newer and smaller companies. Handy Technologies which is a startup that provides similar services as Homejoy, was able to raise $50 million in funding back in November and has continued to expand their services. In total, the company has raised over $110 million in investment capital for their continued expansion. Not only does Handy offer highly recommended cleaning and home repair services they now can send someone to your home to assemble your newly bought Ikea furniture.

Handy was created after the Uber craze had exploded across the United States. Their general goal was to become the ‘Uber of the home repair world’ by offering a simple and easy way to find a home service worker or company. By creating an extensive employment process Handy only hires 3% of those interviewed and performs in-depth background checks. Currently they’re working on expanding to all major cities in the US and have opened up an office in London.

Business

Reviews of the expected in the 2016 stock market

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Investors in the previous year placed great hopes in their investments throughout the half of year 2015. This was however cut short by the mini crash that took place between August and September. This brought forth growth worries and turned all the investors’ focus on the risks and uncertainties that were involved.

Investors sensing the same even as we usher in a new year, the stock market seems to have been brought to a halt. However, there still holds some hope for a prosperous new year. This will however be realistic after investors shift from risk to the worry side. This will arouse some great efforts increasing chances of good gains.
In the reviews, investors are further advised to focus on leading growth companies. These still maintain their demands in the market ignoring all the risks and uncertainties that may be involved in the market. There will also be need to bring in stocks that are safe in terms of market. This is due to the fact that people will develop attitudes and only demand for up to standard stock.
In 2015, the investor attitudes has turned to worries and this promises a better return potential. Hence, investing in the U.S. stocks is highly recommended as we approach end of this year.
From Dallas TX, James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Currently Jim is mainly focused on operations and investments strategies in both retail and institutional products at the Highland investments. So far, he has gained over 30 years of experience and serves as one of the Collateralized Loan Obligation pioneers.
James Dondero graduated from University of Virginia where he majored in the finance and accounting sector. Further, he got all rights reserved to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation being a Certified Management Accountant.
In his field of operation, the funds relating to him have received many awards and accolades and this has greatly helped him develop in his career. Currently, Jim is the chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also in the board of directors for American Banknote and MGM studios. He has also worked with other organizations such as Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary where he served as the chief investment officer prior to joining Highland investments.
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