4 Reasons Online Reputation Management is Critical to Business Management

 

Why do people gossip?
Well, for one, it’s an activity that can be entertaining. Problem is gossip can also hurt people. When you are the brunt of gossip you generally go and clear up the rumors personally; talk to the person spreading the rumors; or even tell your own REAL story.
But when it comes to the online world, stopping the rumors, the gossip and the negative remarks is very difficult, just because you don’t know where the rumors are coming from or when or how the comments will turn up. Worse yet, these comments are written and online, which means they can remain permanently in the public eye.
Unfortunately written negative content or comments can ruin a business reputation. The written word is a very powerful instrument and when in the wrong hands it can be a disaster, causing you to lose your audience and ultimately your revenue.

In The Beginning Things Were Easier!
In the early days of digital marketing, managing your online reputation was a little easier; you could simply fix the problem by making a few phone calls to the angry customer, apologizing and offering a few compensatory products in exchanges. But like everything, the world of online reputation management has changed. The experts at the Search Fixers have found that merely exchanging a few products is no longer the right solution. There are other challenges that online businesses face, especially now that customers can express their opinions freely.

Why is It Harder Now?
Online reputation management becomes critical in the management of your business online because it promotes, offers important information about your services or products that clients want, and this contradicts negative information and comments that have become just too easy for people to post online. The following are just a few reason online reputation management has become so important:
1. It is just too easy for online audiences to post any type of message, but especially negative ones that can damage your future sales.

2. Once negative reviews take hold, they become difficult to control

3. Businesses that ignore customers suffer when it comes to online and brick-and-mortar sales.

4. According to the Nielsen, at least 86% of all buyers are influenced by negative comments about a company.

What’s the Solution?
The solution is to prevent the critics from causing damage before it happens, and that requires planning, strategy and prevention tasks that not only make your business LOOK GOOD, but also prevents negative online comments from damaging the business reputation. And that’s where an experienced digital agency like The Search Fixers can help prevent and solve online reputation management issues.

The experts at The Search Fixers promote good content, reviews and information about their client, and the sheer amount of this positive information published to the web far outweighs any negativity posted by a few angry customers. By compensating good content for bad, those negative comments get pushed back in the search engines.

Put simply, having a good online reputation management company like the Search Fixers is like having hundreds of people out on the street praising your business and products… and that can only bring in more business, more revenue and more productivity.
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Crystal Hunt Returns to the World of Soaps in “Queens of Drama”

Follow former soap divas and a few soap legends as they strive to bring a new television drama to primetime. “Queens of Drama” chronicles a half-dozen of the most well-known loved and loathed soap queens through the trails of creating and starring their own show. Following them from their initial idea pitch to shooting, this fabulous new fictional-reality show which is entering its second season later in 2016. The first season of the popular program aired ten well-received episodes on the cable channel “POP.”

“Queens” features some familiar faces to even casual soap fans, including Hunter Tylo of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Chrystee Harris of “Passions,” Lindsay Hartley of “All my Children” fame, “General Hospital’s” Vanessa Marcil legendary soap diva Donna Mills, best known from her role on the 80s drama “Knots Landing” and Crystal Hunt, late of “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live.”

Originally from Clearwater, Flordia, Crystal Hunt is a familiar face to soap fans. She has been passionate for being in front of an audience since she was a small child, beginning with beauty pageants and then moving on to commercial and ad work. One of her most notable commercial appearances was The Walt Disney Company’s 25th Year Celebration ad blitz. She also teamed up with the all-boy pop band *NSYNC for an anti-drug public service announcement. However, it was Crystal’s role as troubled teen Lizzie Spaulding, on the CBS daytime soap “Guiding Light,” that got her noticed. She played the role from 2003 to 2006. For her role as Lizzie, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2005 for Outstanding Younger actress in a Drama Series.

Following her departure from the soap world, Crystal Next, Crystal was featured in the film “The Derby Stallion” (2005), with Zac Effron. Next she appeared in “Sydney White,” a 2007 Universal Pictures release. After that, she returned to daytime drama, joining ABC’s “One Life to Live” in February 2009 as Stacy Morasco.

TV.com writes that Crystal appeared in the Lionsgate suspense/thriller “NYC Underground” in 2013 along side Dania Ramirez, Arielle Kebbel and Evan Ross, followed in 2014 by “23 Blast,” also starring Stephen Lang and Timothy Busfield. Most recently on the big screen, Crystal appeared in the popular 2015 flick “Magic Mike XXL,” also starring Channing Tatum, Joe Maginello, Matt Bomer, and Andie McDowell.  Make sure you check out her photography work on her website.

George Soros, Author and Philanthropist Warns of Upcoming Collapse

George Soros is a well known public figure on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros, not to mention an extremely wealthy billionaire who put together a $24 billion nest egg through wise investments in the markets. According to George Soros, China’s economy is facing imminent danger much like The United States went through back in 2007-2008, when the housing boom collapsed and credit markets halted, causing a deep recession that ended up lasting a few years. If this does occur, it can be detrimental to China, as they have the world’s second largest economy.

The collapse on http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/ that the United States went through preceded a significant credit growth. This is why George Soros is trying to warn the world that something bad may lie ahead in China. He feels that the Chinese Government is focusing their effort on growth instead of riding the wave of debt. The most recent measure of new credit in a Bloomberg survey in China shows 2.34 trillion yuan. That is extremely higher than the median prediction of 1.4 trillion yuan. A significant percentage of the money that China’s banks are dealing out is needed to sustain enterprises that are losing money. The banking system in China has more loans out than it has deposits and is struggling to balance their assets vs liabilities. George Soros feels that China’s banking system is in trouble due to the fact that they have resorted to lending each other money. The banks should be able to sustain themselves by doing this for awhile, but the problem is only growing.

Another eerily similar trend currently happening in China that resembles what the United States went through prior to their downfall on http://www.georgesoros.com/ is that the housing values have risen sharply, with new homes soaring a whopping 62 percent in one year. It is known as a parabolic cycle, and a good percentage of the possible upcoming damage can happen in the latter part of a recession. Read more: George Soros, Author and Philanthropist Warns of Upcoming Collapse

It seems difficult to discredit what George Soros has to say about this topic on http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp, as he has been around for awhile and has an extensive financial background. George Soros was born in 1930, and he relocated to the United States after graduating from the London School of Economics. He has been a philanthropist since 1979, and was the founder and manager of a large international investment fund. He has written numerous articles for several newspapers on politics and is an author of more than a dozen books.

Many disagree with George Soros stating that he has issued warnings like this before. And on a positive note, George Soros agrees that there has been cooperation between the U.S. and China, calming down the markets a bit and that China’s service industry is on the rise.

Venezuela Faces Time Change As Result of Electric Crisis

Venezuela has come up with a new way to deal with the shortage of electricity. They’ve decided to do a time change. The country has ruled to make a decision to return four hours behind the GMT clock based on Danilo Diaz Granados’ suggestions. This will lengthen the amount of daylight they have in the evening.

In Venezuela, many things are facing a shortage. There has been a declared shortage on toilet paper. Medicine has also faced a shortage. Electricity has been facing a shortage for a long time. This is not the first step that the government has taken to deal with the problem. The country has shortened to a four day workweek in attempt to deal with the overwhelming crisis.

The crisis stems from the fact that the government produces the electricity. It cannot keep up with the needs of the people. Only time will tell if this will be enough to solve the growing problem of a shortage in Venezuela.

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Leaving the Investment Decisions to the Professionals of CCMP Capital

Investing isn’t one of the most difficult things that people do in the world. In fact, investing is one of the things that many people like to deal with simply because they are able to generate a lot of wealth for themselves. The problem is that the amount of time and energy you spend trying to get up to speed on investing in general can be very taxing. Then, when you throw in all of the additional work and effort that comes with investing, it may just make sense to leave the big time investing to the professionals. These are some of the top reasons to look to partnering with a financial investment firm instead of going it alone.

Learning Curve
The learning curve that any trade in itself takes can be a big one. When you consider the amount of time and knowledge you need to put into investments just to get up to speed on your first trade then you know how difficult it can be. When you then think about the fact that you are probably trying to live your life, have a social life, go to work daily, and then throw in the unexpected problems and stress, the question of what free time you have tends to rear its head. Instead of trying to go it all by yourself, wouldn’t it make more sense to partner with a team of professional investors that do this on a daily basis?

Understanding Strategy
Wall Street Journal said when you are attempting to be on the winning side of investing, you have to know that even a few seconds could be the difference between making a trade that is profitable, or making one that could potentially lose you money. There really isn’t time to sit around and ponder when it comes to making big trades involving your future and your potential retirement. That is the exact reason it is so important to be able to trust someone who is a financial expert and professional, but who also understands that timing is essential.

Professionalism and Courtesy
Finally, the most important thing to be aware of within the investments field is where relationships are and how best to cultivate those over the long haul. It might be no big deal to make a simple trade for a simple stock, but when it comes to putting your entire financial future and retirement on the line during turmoil, you need to be sure you can trust the person on the other end of the phone or the table. That’s exactly the reason that former President and CEO Stephen Murray CCMP Capital instilled the values of honesty, trust, and collaboration in CCMP Capital’s central focus of how they do business each and every day.

Selena Gomez Makes High School Chic Again

Selena Gomez always brings big style to her thin frame. This week she is attending Fashion Week in Paris and has brought with her an American high school staple, the jean miniskirt. Gomez made hers high fashion by mixing it with very adult pieces; including over-the-knee boots, a blazer, and a criss-cross V-neck bodysuit that is cut low enough to expose a belly button. At least we are guessing it goes that low as Gomez has the skirt sit high on her waist, which balances out exposed skin. The all business, not so much prep school, blazer touch is my favorite add.

Jean miniskirts will be filling shops this Spring season. Who What Wear lists the most admirable ones that will be available soon.

5 Must-have Denim Skirts for Spring 2016
1. The Vetements Denim Mini Skirt maintains the classic look by being reminiscent of a pair of jeans cut and resewn as a skirt.
2. The Topshop MOTO Raw High-Waisted Skirt updates your high school teacher’s jeans skirt by keeping the high-waist but cleaning the line around her hips and stomach, as well as leaving the hem unsewn.
3. The ASOS Denim Pencil Skirt With Step Hem in Mid Wash Blue takes a similar approach as Topshops’s jean skirt, but has more of an acid wash.
4. Saint Laurent’s Distressed Denim Mini Skirt brings a Downtown look with perfectly softened rubbings of the fabric, and it looks perfectly worn-in as though you have been wearing it since high school.
5. The A.P.C. Indigo Denim Miniskirt is the most updated of the choices with a black denim that has a sheen to it.

Building a wardrobe only begins with the basics. What you wore in high school has new life when you take an adult approach to them. Sign-up for your VIP Membership with JustFab to set-up your JustFab online boutique and receive recommendations on everything from basics to each season’s must-have items. Your boutique will be filled with handbags, tops, slacks, skirts, denim, and jewelry for the perfect closet. Each month you will receive new items to your doorstep to keep your look updated and fresh.

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How iFunding is Turning Tables in the Real Estate Scene

In the past, it was difficult to access investment opportunities. With the introduction of iFunding, it has become convenient to engage in equity fundraising for properties. These properties range from condominium estates, resorts and retail locations.

iFunding acts as the link between real estate developers and the investors. This implies that accredited investors can utilize this platform to shop for various investment opportunities. With as little as $5000, an individual can contribute and participate in the investment property of their choice.

Background information
LinkedIn shows William Skelley was the founder of the company. To be candid, many thought that this was going to be another sham but this was not the case. By then, there was no company doing real estate Crowd funding successfully. Due to this fact, Skelley had carry out some ground work of defining the industry and finding a solution to this problem.

It began with smaller fundraisers so that investors could get their money back in time. This concept proved legible and the information rapidly spread. Today, it is a thriving company which has done over $40 million worth of business. It has its headquarters in Manhattan with over 5,000 accredited investors signed up to date.

In order to become an investor, there are various benchmarks that come in play. Accredited investors should have been making an income of $200,000 for the past two years or have a million dollars in liquid assets.

Latest news
In 3rd February 2016, MarketWired shows that iFunding hired Daniel Drew as the vice president and the head of real estate. This followed after his demonstration of extensive experience and a proven track record of success. Among his responsibilities include expanding the organization’s business development and platform offerings for institutions and investors.

William Skelley

Early in his professional career, Skelley described in an intreview he used to run a boutique investment bank which endorsed various commercial projects. Some of the projects included hospitality properties and condominiums. Later on, he teamed up with Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund, which later invested in a Crowdfunding platform known as CircleUP.

Today, Mr. Skelley is responsible for all business development activities at iFunding. He has been advising clients on transactions in excess of $2B across the capital structure. Nonetheless, he specializes in fundraising from accredited investors. Additionally, he is also a frequent speaker during industry events for talks about Crowdfunding and real estate finance.  Follow the iFunding Twitter for updates.

Squaw Valley Wins Incorporation Battle.

Lake Tahoe community has had a rough time for the past several years. The area has several resorts visited by tourists coming from all parts of the world. There are some small businesses opened to serve these resorts, and they mostly depend on these resorts for their survival always. One of the most visited resorts in this area is Squaw Valley, and the CEO in this resort is known as Andy Wirth.

For several years now, Andy Wirth and the whole community have had to endure the lack of rains. This drought affected the performance of the resorts, and to make matters worse, the small businesses depending on them had to close because they could not survive without the tourists. Most of the resorts had to close down too, and this led to the loss of important services the community receives from them.

The drought was not the only trouble facing this community. There was a lot of political tension in the area, giving the residents sleepless nights. Everybody needs a peaceful and tension free environment, but this was not possible for the community. Some individuals were advocating for the incorporation of Olympic Valley. This was also a big problem to the resorts too. Andy Wirth had to spend a lot of money just to ensure that these individuals did not succeed in their plans. According to Andy Wirth, the incorporation would result in very high taxes to the communities and the small businesses would not be able to bear it. The services offered to the community like road construction, and maintenance would also not be offered to the community.

This has however turned around in the New Year. The whole Tahoe area is celebrating the New Year in style. The area was lucky to get enough rain earlier than the expected time. The resorts opened than their normal time, forcing the small businesses also to open. According to Andy, this has been one of the toughest years, but he believes that things will change for the better in the New Year. The individuals who wanted Olympic Valley to be incorporated were defeated, and Andy Wirth managed to win the battle. The community can now settle in peace and concentrate on working at the resorts and in their tiny businesses. Service to the community has also started something everyone is excited about.

Andy Wirth is a popular skydiver. He has been playing this game for years, but he had a serious accident in the year 2013 that changed his life and career. He as lucky to survive, and after several months, he got healed. His recovery was however not easy. He started a charitable organization to help other players who survive these accidents to get back on their feet.

Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal

Slyce Shares Technical Highlights, Finance Updates And Other News

Slyce’s 2015 Report And Fourth Quarter Results

Yahoo Finance released a very important report on Slyce’s recent business updates. This report includes key financial information regarding Slyce’s business procedures, new relationships, investor information, updates to their technology, CEO statements and more information. This information is relevant to anyone interested in investing or doing business with this emerging leader in the visual search shopping industry.

Business Highlights For Slyce

In a quick recap of the Business Highlights of this Yahoo Finance report of Slyce, we can clearly see the new relationships that are being built between Slyce and major retailers in online shopping and offline retailers. Slyce has partnered with SHOES.COM, a major online shoe retailer in North America, as of the second week of August in 2015. In late August of 2015, Slyce gained a relationship with Neiman Marcus in order to offer their entire product line to users of the application. Other partnerships and agreements include those between Slyce and Carnvial Shoes, and between Slyce and Urban Outfitters. All of these partnerships allow users of Slyce’s application to use image recognition software from Slyce’s application to visual search through retailer’s product offerings.

Financing Updates For Slyce

Slyce made a major change in the 2015 to 2016 year in its financing options by switching from a traditional short term finance option to a more lucrative private investment strategy. The new lead investor of Slyce’s company claimed a subscription worth a total of $3.5 million units of Slyce’s company.

Technical Highlights From Slyce

Slyce has had several specific technological achievements that have revolutionized the visual search industry and made their company the preeminent visual search company on the market. Their new Universal Scanner feature was added in the middle of October of 2015, and it is now their core product. This feature lets the users that come to Slyce’s application to use an AI recognition software that recognizes any image captured, including physical products, barcodes and non-watermarked images.

Luxury Properties To Remain Popular As The New York Real Estate Market Slows

The real estate markets of New York look set for a rocky year in 2016 as the luxury markets of the city continue to grow at a fast pace. The New York Daily News explains the expected rise in interest rates that will be seen in 2016 could see the markets slow in geographic areas that have seen growth in recent years. Despite the problems New York real estate agents are expecting the continued success of the luxury condo market priced above $10 billion, and the Brooklyn rental market will continue to be successful in the coming months.

A New York based real estate brokerage who is looking for continued success in the luxury markets is Town Residential, which was established by Andrew Heiberger in 2009; Heiberger is a well known figure in the New York real estate scene who has seen his agency become one of the top 10 rated luxury agencies in the Big Apple.

The success of Town Residential is based around the abilities of the agents and management team Andrew Heiberger has assembled over the course of the life of the company. Town Residential regularly appears on the top 50 places to work in New York list because of the support offered by the management of the company and the opportunities offered to talented new agents.

Rising interest rates will make life more difficult for agents across New York city, which will be seen in the fact deals are completed over a longer period of time than experienced agents are used to. The luxury market will remain one of the top areas of growth for real estate professionals who will see entry level properties priced between $1 million and $3 million sell at their usual fast rate. Rental properties are another area expected to be of continued growth as thousands of new rental properties will enter the market in Brooklyn; discounted rents for a limited period are expected to ensure this market continues to be a success in the future.

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