Published: February 8, 2017, 10:00 am
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Breakout Capital, a technology-enabled small business lender, announced today it obtained a new revolving credit facility from Drift Capital Partners, LLC, an alternative asset management company based in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility is structured to scale in alignment with Breakout Capital’s rapid growth, and at least $25 million in revolving debt is expected to be available to provide working capital solutions to Breakout Capital’s current and future customers. Drift’s commitment equips Breakout Capital with significant incremental funding capacity to continue on its strong trajectory and to meet the robust and accelerating demand among (Read more...
Published: January 28, 2017, 10:33 pm
Valentine’s Day is an exciting holiday to be spent with the person or people you love in your life – that is, if you have the time. Many of the most successful individuals in the world simply don’t have space in their hectic schedules to unwind with someone special. Ivy International, a global relationship management company, is changing the Valentine’s Day game for these very people.
Ivy is helmed by Inga Verbeeck, a woman who learned just what life “at the top” is like after taking over her parents’ steel company. Ivy works with some of the most (Read more...
Published: January 23, 2017, 12:07 am
According to Gallup, people are not investing in stocks nearly as much as they used to. In fact, they report that today only half of middle-income families have money invested in the stock market, compared to 75 percent of them in 2007. When people are asked why they are not investing in stocks, many of them cite that they don’t understand the stock market, and others feel that stock investments are too risky. One company, Defined Value Diamonds, is helping to change the way people invest in their future, by simplifying the process and taking the guesswork of the (Read more...
Published: June 3, 2016, 1:22 am
After the purchase of their first home, Cohen and her husband soon discovered how difficult it was to find reliable home improvement contractors. Working a 40-hour week left little time to search for names of trustworthy painters, plumbers and carpenters. It occurred to Cohen that if she was having difficulty, other new homeowners must face the same challenge and that’s when inspiration struck.
Cohen conceptualized a homeowner referral business that would not only be a referral source for busy homeowners but would also help busy contractors by serving as an outsourced sales and marketing force for their (Read more...
Published: May 20, 2016, 1:16 am
Organization Provides Immediate Charitable Assistance to Those in Need
Discrimination by organizations against individuals with disabilities is all too common in the U.S. It is important for people with disabilities to seek support in standing up against businesses that create barriers preventing or violating their civil rights. It is also all too common that many Americans with disabilities go without items that they need, which thereby prevents them from living their lives freely and actively. As Civil Rights Champions, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID.org) was formed in order to improve the lives of individuals with (Read more...
Published: May 16, 2016, 4:59 pm
For well over a decade, music has been an easy commodity to download, copy and pass along to friends for free—and artists as well as record labels have paid a high price. Yet despite attempts—or rather promises—to level the playing field for all stakeholders, no sharing platform has changed that backward momentum, until now.
Edge Music Network—a gamified video syndication platform founded by Elizabeth Vargas and backed by John Paul Dejoria; founder of VH1 Classic, Eric Sherman; lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler; lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey; and drummer of Queen, Roger Taylor; amongst others—aims to reverse (Read more...
Published: May 12, 2016, 9:19 pm
Men, time to move over! Women are taking over the driver’s seat — 80 percent of car buying decisions today are up to females. With that buying power, it’s important for women to stop being taken for rides in the car-shopping experience. That’s why Ruby Davis founded, and self-funded ChickDriven.com dubbed America’s #1 car website for women.
After her own intimidating experiences by pushy car salesmen, Ruby committed to creating a helpful resource with a trustworthy voice that would empower women navigating the car market. Self-funding the business, ChickDriven.com is dedicated to helping women searching for their next vehicle (Read more...
Published: May 6, 2016, 11:34 pm
Northern Virginia-Based startup E-Therapy Café™ announces the launch of E-Therapy Café™: Modern Online Therapy for Today’s Busy World. Taking the counseling industry by storm, the E-Therapy Café™ is rooted in the simple philosophy that therapy should be portable, easily accessible, cost-effective, grounded in ethics and expertise. Anywhere. Anytime.
CEO and Founder Dr. Jude Black recalled, “It all began over 20 years ago on a military base in North Carolina. I still remember how I felt the first time I used video to connect during a tough season in my life. I was a young military spouse and my husband (Read more...
Published: March 14, 2016, 9:56 pm
An Entrepreneurial Family Bonded by a Love of Charms
Established in 2015, 7 Charming Sisters is an online jewelry boutique headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia. After working a series of different jobs together, with Paula as their boss, they became a work family, with distinct personas and interests. A common thread tied them all together and cemented their bonds as sisters: a love of everything fun and girly.
The company offers seven distinctive collections of jewelry consisting of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Founded on the principle of fun, diversity and a feminine vibe, the company is dedicated to employing people with disabilities, as well as providing (Read more...
Published: March 11, 2016, 8:42 pm
Gigi Stetler Shares Her Story of Thriving in a Male-Dominated Industry
There is a change in tide occurring today in America. More than 9 million women own a business in the U.S, and the numbers will continue to increase. It’s all proof that women are forces to be reckoned with in the world of work. But this shift has not come easy.
As a female CEO in the male-dominated industry of RV sales, Gigi Stetler’s climb to the top has been tough. At her first owner’s meeting, they told her to “go home and bake cookies.” Instead, she (Read more...