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A compliance officer is not a title that everyone is familiar with because the profession has been around for a short time. However, it is my belief that it is gaining popularity with the passage of time. The CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance &Ethics, Roy Snell, stated that the role of a compliance officer is to implement systems that prevent, fix and identify regulatory and ethical issues. This is done by the use of familiar tools such as risk assessments, education, investigation and audits.
In a span of 20 years, the profession has grown from zero professionals to the current tens of thousands of compliance officers handling different functions. The demand for compliance experts has risen because of the state and federal rules as well as regulations touching on the business sector. According to Cathie Mackenzie, the general counsel and vice president of Island View Casino, corporate compliance is the fastest growing career with high chances for advancement.
In my opinion, not everyone understands the role of a compliance officer. At times, people think that the compliance officers make up the rules and that they are punitive. Snell maintains that the above statement is not true and adds that there are many similar myths. Compliance officers have enough rules. Their major function is to ensure that companies follow rules. Anyone who wants to be a compliance officer needs to be endowed with people skills, technical skills and the ability to influence a company’s leadership. Majority of the problems experienced in different firms are developed over a couple of years because of the lack of personnel that can influence leadership. This information was originally published on Mississippi Business Journal.
About Helane Morrison
Helane Morrison is the Chief Compliance Officer of Hall capital Partners LLC. She is also the Managing Director and General Counsel of the firm. Before joining the firm in 2007, Helane was working at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Office. She served as a district administrator between 1999 and 2007. Later, she was elevated to the position of a regional director. At the firm, she was mandated with the duty of litigation, securities enforcement and regulatory matters.
In addition, Morrison practiced law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, and Falk & Rabkin for ten years. She specialized on defense of private securities action and business litigation. Prior to joining the private practice field, Helane was a law clerk for Hon. Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Helane is a member of the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and the Regional Parks Foundation. 

Clothing companies have been trying for years to try and make up ground on Amazon in the competitive fashion e-commerce market. The reason the gap is so large is because there are thousands fighting for the same apparel dollar, and Amazon is simply raking in 20 percent of the total sales in this industry. With that being said however, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics appears to be closing the gap year to year, and making a play for the spot that Amazon has comfortably enjoyed for years. In a little under three years, we see that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has sold nearly $250 million in the same women’s clothing market Amazon is competing in.

 

Listening to Hudson talk about her athleisure brand, you might miss the secret to her success because it sounds so simple on the surface. She is not talking about high-quality or her celebrity status, Hudson is raving about how the reverse showrooming sales technique and her membership package works perfectly together. Take a look at the way customers are shopping at the Fabletics stores in the mall, they are not being pushed to buy anything from the sales associates. Shoppers are being encouraged to get their free membership, take the lifestyle quiz, and then try on everything they want inside the mall stores.

 

The competition is tough in this fashion e-commerce market, but it appears that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is on to something that is working to drive those incredible sales numbers. When you are free to try anything on inside the stores at the mall, what is really happening is they are being instantly uploaded to your Fabletics online account. This means these women will eventually wind up hitting the Fabletics online store, and all those pieces they fell in love with at the store are waiting for them to buy in their online shopping cart already. The larger online inventory means these women can also fill up the cart with the latest releases in leggings and yoga pants too.

 

It is clear to see here that Kate Hudson‘s Fabletics is definitely marching to their own beat, and it is resonating with their customers in a positive way. Loyal customers are being rewarded with free shipping for online orders, huge discounts on the workout apparel, and help from a Fabletics shopping assistant. Amazon may have to take a closer look fast because that huge gap they enjoyed is being chewed up by Hudson’s Fabletics.

Being a young entrepreneur comes with many advantages: fresh perspective; new, bold and innovative ideas; and lots of energy combined with an unlimited willingness to succeed.

All of these characteristics are embodied by Sawyer Howitt, a late-teens and pre-college go-getter who already has an impressive work history and track record. He was recently made Project Manager with the Meriwether Group, a Portland-based business consulting firm that mentors business start-ups, helping them ramp up rapidly to achieve full-scale success.

A key element for business success is location. In America, not all cities are created equal in terms of business climate and readily available resources that make it easier for a self-starting entrepreneur to gain traction.

Sawyer Howitt has been doing his homework and has identified what he considers to be the Top Eight Cities where the environment is optimum. These locations provide business start-ups with the critical infrastructure elements needed for maximum business success.

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Howitt’s Top Eight are: San Francisco, California, Austin, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, Palo Alto, California, Denver, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Santa Monica and Yorba Linda, California.

These locations bring together key elements, including strength of local economy, access to funding, average population age, availability of high-speed broadband and excellent potential for networking.

Sawyer Howitt from Portland believes there is no better time to launch a start-up than today. Securing a small business loan has gotten easier, and finding low cost office and other kinds of business space just keeps getting cheaper because of changes in the business real estate climate. Technology is also a big factor. Advances in Internet connectivity and better broadband continue to create new kinds of opportunities that simply didn’t exist just a year or two ago.

Increasingly, young entrepreneurs like Sawyer Howitt are not just finding new opportunities, but getting out there and creating it from the ground up.

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Sheldon Ravin is a brilliant, ambitious, and a successful entrepreneur in Chicago who has been on the front line in changing the business world through his contributions to the growth of the economy. Lavin has a handful of experience and outstanding management skills in business for over forty-three years now. It is to his hard work, dedication, and commitment that OSIO Group is one of the best companies in the world. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Osio Group, LLC, a food processing company in Chicago. He also serves as the president of OSI International Foods Ltd a company that manufactures food products and provides catering services.

Sheldon started his career as an investor and a bank executive in his financial firm before turning his attention to the food industry. He joined OSIO Group when it was just a MacDonalds burger supplier facility and through his efforts, the company is today a worldwide supplier of food products to many food service and retail brands. Sheldon is one of those people who believe that nothing is impossible if only you have the will to do it. He entered this industry with a passion to succeed and built an empire for himself. OSIO Group, LLC includes the LLC and OSIO International Industries, LLC in the U.S., OSIO International, the holding company for all OSIO investments, and SI Group.

Sheldon’s interest in the meat industry started in the year 1970 when as an executive in a financial firm. Otto & Sons the predecessor company OSIO Industries approached him to arrange a financing for them since they had an opportunity to start a meat processing industry to supply hamburgers to McDonald Corporation. Lavin joined Otto & Sons as their consultant with an agreement that if he ever joined the company as a partner, his financial investment would be of the same as them. Later, he joined the company to work full-time where he dedicated all his time and effort to the growth of the company.

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Best Franchisee of the World is an international event that is becoming increasingly popular every year. Business leaders from all around the world gather to judge franchisees and their abilities to lead their businesses. There are people from countries like Hungary, Portugal, France, Spain, and even Mexico. They judge franchisees in areas such as savings programs, how they influenced the franchise, and how they motivate and encourage employees to want to do their jobs.

Omar Yunes was named the top number one winner in 2015’s version of the Best Franchisee of The World competition. He is one of the first people from Mexico to be recognized at this event and on an international level. Normally, Mexican franchisees are only recognized at a regional level. Omar Yunes is Franchisee of Sushi Itto and has been for many years. He first bought the franchise at the very young age of 21. Since then, he has expanded the network to include 13 new locations in places like Puebla, Vera Cruz, and Mexico City. He now controls just about 400 employees and successfully motivates them all to work to improve the company each day. One of the judges, Diego Elizarrarras spoke about why Yunes won first place. He said that Omar Yunes had a very unique relationship with his franchise and that it helped him implement new control measures to better keep track of the company. CEO also spoke on the accomplishments made by Omar Yunes with his brand Sushi Itto. He said that because of their unique relationship, they have been able to positively impacted customer service relationships.

A second representative from Mexico who attended the Best Franchisee of The World event was Iván Tamer. He bought a franchise called Prendamex, which is a small network of Pawnshops located in Mexico. Ivan Tamer recieve honerable mention for the work he did to implement a new marketing system. Other companies have already expressed interest in copying the tools he made for the new system and want to have much of the same success.

Nowadays, it remains a rarity to find a multi-billionaire that the people consider a positive agent of change. Moreover, it remains difficult to find someone who could generously donate billions of dollars to support a charitable cause. Although numerous billionaires remain successful, only a few of them give back to the communities that they serve. However, some businessmen understand this and remain dedicated to reversing this trend. With that being said, George Soros remains the person in reference. For those unaware, George Soros remains a prominent figure in the investment and business industry. Moreover, Soros remains one of the wealthiest people in the world. With that being said, his net worth remains valued at $25.2 billion dollars. For years, George Soros has dedicated his life to investing and serving those in need. This remains attributed to him oftentimes chaotic background. For those unaware, George Soros remains a native of Budapest, Hungary. Read more on NYTimes.com

During his youth, George Soros and his family had to experience the senseless behavior of Nazi Germany. To expound further, George Soros remains a proud survivor of the Holocaust. During this time, over 6 million Jews died in this genocide. Fortunately, George Soros and his family managed to escape. In fact, they also managed to save the lives of other Jews. Upon leaving his native land of Hungary, George Soros immigrated to England in 1947. During this time, he attended the London School of Economics. While there, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Furthermore, he also received a master’s degree in philosophy. In 1969, George Soros initiated his first business move. As a result, he created a company called the Double Eagle. Due to the success of the company, Soros opened a second company hedge fund in 1970. By 2011, the company remained worth over 25 billion dollars. Due to his success in the business world, it remains easy to see why George Soros remains well-known and respected. Learn more about George at Biography.

Moreover, many of his colleagues consider him to be an investment guru. In spite of the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis, George Soros still managed to make over $1 billion dollars. As a result, he remains the “Teflon Don” of the investment industry. In addition to his business strengths, George Soros remains an avid philanthropist. From 1979 and 2011, George Soros donated over $11 billion dollars to numerous humanitarian efforts. In addition, he played a substantial role in Eastern Europe’s transition from communism to capitalism. Furthermore, he provided students in Hungary with educational financing. Moreover, George Soros hails from a middle-class family. Prior to the Holocaust, he lived a modest lifestyle. Moreover, his father served in World War I. When it comes to philanthropy, George Soros’ track record remains extensive. Furthermore, George Soros played a pivotal role in South Africa during the apartheid era. During this time, black South Africans remained unable to pay for their tuition. However, George Soros managed to contribute to their education. In closing, George Soros has also remained a mediator of issues in Ferguson.

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The revealing results that were measured over the latter half of 2016 in a comprehensive market study commissioned by Norman Pattiz and conducted by Edison Research are now being made public, and they point to a bright future of possibly unlimited potential of advertising by way of podcast placement.

Along with details about the study itself. A study of this magnitude, calling for integrity of data and precision of methodology over an extended period of time, is of such a scale as to require the ability and resources of a firm as experienced in the market research field as Edison Research, which is widely recognized globally as the leader in market research.

The percentages recorded in the testing, measured both before and after exposure to advertising, chart highly increased consumer recognition and vast expansion of consumer awareness resulting from the placement of ads. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://dashconference.com/speakers/norman-pattiz/

The numbers on their own suggest that the podcast is an unexplored territory for advertisers launching campaigns hoping to make a serious dent in the marketplace. The possibilities for branding and growth, as suggested by the study, are striking.

According to Bloomberg, they carry even more weight when taken into consideration that Edison carried out the study at the behest of Norman Pattiz.

Mr. Pattiz is no stranger to the significance of advertising, as the founder of the Westwood One Radio Network, America’s foremost provider of broadcasting content running the gamut from sports, to entertainment, to weather, to traffic, and everything in between.

His Podcast One network, which he launched in 2012, quickly grew under his leadership to become the foremost advertising based media content podcast provider on the planet. His career has seen appointments by two presidents to the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America; first by President Clinton in 2000, and reappointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.

Doe Deere comes up with new shades of lipstick on a regular basis, and she also responds to the desires of her fan base. That is what makes her different from other Ivory Tower CEOs that show no connection with their consumers. Doe Deere has blended into the social media spectrum as an entrepreneur that is also a fan of her own product. She is just as likely to wear and post pictures of herself with some of the same shades of lipstick that she was trying to sell.

 

That is what gives her a very great amount of confidence when it comes to promoting her brand. She knows that consumers are going to be much more likely to patronize her when they can see that she is wearing the same product that she is promoting. This is something that many entrepreneurs have failed to do over the years. So many entrepreneurs have products and services that they get other people in place to promote what they are selling.

 

Doe Deere realized that she would have a much better chance of getting customers if she was simply utilizing the products that she advertised. This has been working very well for her over the years, and it appears to be a much better marketing technique then trying to get celebrities. It is also much more cost-effective. With this type of marketing Doe Deere has the ability to save on what it would cost to have someone else endorsing her products. Doe Deere has managed to reach a lot of customers because she has always stayed aware of the people that she was serving. She did not shy away from questions and comments that customers posed. Doe Deere wanted to have a real stake in the company that she was creating. There was no need to her to sit around as a figurehead while others made the decisions. Doe Deere wanted to put her hand into the business and bring forth a plethora of her own ideas.

 

She is one of the few small makeup companies that started small and grew at such an alarming rate. It shows that she is dedicated to her craft, and she passionate about the products that she brings to the market. This is the type of persistence that has led her to a generation of excited new consumers that were waiting for something like Lime Crime.

 

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Passion can take you to the highest levels in life. For Mike Baur, it has made him the best in all his endeavors. Mike is a successful entrepreneur with an immense wealth of experience in financial sector. He is currently a co-founder and a chief executive of Swiss Startup, an ICT firm in Switzerland. Mike is also Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.

Mike started his career at Swiss Private Bank where he started working as a bank clerk but found his way up to the top management through his hard work and a will to learn new things in the financial sector. Mike Baur graduated with a bachelor degree from Rochester University, Newyork and proceeded for his MBA at the University of Bern. Mike worked with Swiss Private Bank for close to 20 years where he is remembered for many positive contributions towards the growth of the bank.

Before Joining Swiss Startup, Mike was among the founders of Scan Source Company an international firm that distributes specialty technology products for small and large business. Mike and five other entrepreneurs started this firm in the year 1995 with a mission to make it the best distributor company in the world. Following Mike’s outstanding skills, experience, and qualifications, he was elected by the other partners to serve as the company’s president, a role that he carried out for approximately 12 years. Though he left the firm to concentrate on other business, Mike Baur still sits in as a board member for Scan Source Company.

Mike Baur’s full concentration is now with Swiss Startup Company a firm that he and other two ambitious executives started in the year 2014, with an aim to promote and support startups in Switzerland. Swiss Startup is an independent ICT startup accelerator that specializes in financing them, mentoring them, helping them to access vast entrepreneurial and investor network, as well as coaching the startup owners. Mike has been the key contributor in this business where he has been working closely with the youths supporting them in various projects on matters of finances and mentoring them. Mike is the person in charge of fundraising and funding the potential startups ensuring that the future business has a unique and a different set up that will allow many businesses to survive the current market setbacks. His outstanding managerial skills have made Swiss Startup one of the best performing company in Switzerland.

 

 

There are variety of lung diseases affecting our populous today ranging from COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema, and Chronic Bronchitis, to name a few. There are many looking for relief from these diseases and there is a great desire for an improvement within quality of life for those suffering from these chronic ailments. Those searching for answers might just have one. The Lung Institute has been providing relief to patients through stem cell therapy for many years. They remain one of the leading treatment centers for pulmonary diseases.

Stem cell therapy is a unique treatment that uses the patient’s own stem cells found within blood or bone marrow samples taken from the individual. The stem cells are separated from other cells within the sample and then re -administered to the patient. The BCM-Lung Institute has developed its own protocol for this treatment. The process is a three day time period and all outpatient services. It is a very noninvasive procedure and recommended at any level of disease. The goal of The Lung Institute is to address more than just the symptoms of these diseases, but also their progression. The effect provided by the stem cells is a natural process with minimal side effects that vastly improve quality of life for those suffering with lung disease. The stem cells provide natural healing properties and a reduction in inflammation within the affected area. If you or your loved ones are searching for relief, The Lung Institute may be able to help. There is wealth of information provided at, https://lunginstitute.com/about/. Read the patients’ testimonials on lunginstitute.com.

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Avaaz is independently sponsoring change at a global level

avaaz is making change with over 30 thousand spnonsors a month. Avaaz does not use big corporations or sponsorships to fund its global change movement. Using internet sponsorships, Avaaz has gone viral. By focusing on garnering attention from internet savvy young sponsors, avaaz uses its funding to make serious change. From funding human rights abuses in Burma, to saving the slaughter of the Fin Whale, Avaaz is funding worldwide change. Change that people care about.

Avaaz means “Voice” in many languages

Avaaz is a revolution in choosing to raise awareness with issues that most concern people online. Using technology to raise awareness, Avaaz is utilizing their “voice”, or members, to explosively grow their campaign to more than 40 countries. To research whether a new campaign will take off, Avaaz first uses a small group of members to gauge responses. After that, the new campaign is launched full force. Utilizing full funding on breaking news for activism for what its members care about most. And with currently $12 million dollars a year, Avaaz is generating solutions that work.

Avaaz is the largest and most powerful online activist network

Avaaz is Making a difference from environmental threats like the great barrier reef to blatant homophobia in Costa Rica. Avaaz is sponsor driven. So, whatever you choose to click on this month,(called clicktivism)that is what Avaaz is scheming to take on next. No need to wait to go through corporate channels. All Avaaz needs is generated interest from its members to take a serious stance against current injustices.

Avaaz takes immediate action for global changes

What used to take months to resolve, Avaaz has been known to move within 3 days. As was the case in achieving the sentence of a young rape victim in located in the Maldives to be overturned. Avaaz finds out about a situation Monday and is known to make a move towards global change by Wednesday.