Whatever the business, your customers’ satisfaction is your number one priority to consider. If you fail to impress one, you may potentially lose more in the future. Word of mouth is and has always been a powerful tool in the consumer industry. That is why reviewing a business by customers is an excellent source of information on what or where to improve. The “power of the crowd” is a vital factor and can make the difference between success and failure. More companies are aware of how much consumers trust and depend on crowd review to determine their purchase decision.
Brands are harnessing and capitalizing on this shift in consumer behavior by formulating marketing strategies based on reviews. Good consumer reviews help build the loyalty, retention and drive the acquisition of new customers. An excellent example of a company that has found such success is Fabletics. The fitness apparel store founded in 2013 has witnessed a tremendous growth in revenues and clientele to reach over one million customers. Fabletics’ parent company’s marketing officer, Shawn Gold, attributes the success to embrace user reviews actively into the company’s marketing strategies.
However, Fabletics journey to success would not be if not for Hollywood celebrity, Kate Hudson. The 38-year old famed actor has been the face of the workout apparel since its inception. TechStyle Fashion Group, the parent company had the concept of starting an athleisure brand to cater for women with clothing that is both for leisure and can be used for a workout.
With an active workout lifestyle, Kate was easily the perfect match to endorse Fabletics. With the market lacking a stylish, quality and reasonably priced athleisure brand, Kate saw this as the opportunity to venture. The actress has been heavily involved since day one, and her participation is vital whether in picking a social media strategy or reviewing. Her efforts are also evident in the design process to keep the styles fresh. Hudson also spearheaded efforts to make communication a priority to improve their customer service department. Furthermore, she actively endorses the workout gear, and it is not uncommon to see her in Fabletics yoga pants out on a walk.
Her commitment has seen the company growth reach to an over $200 million valuation from a small startup just three and a half years ago. A look into the future with the company has seen the introduction of a subscription model to accommodate high-performance workout clothes. But a unique feature of the store is the ability to personalize your apparel to your recommendations. By taking the Fabletics Lifestyle quiz, a customer will be able to choose from thousands of styles curated to meet your desires.
With more consumers spending more time online, data has become vital in determining their tastes and preferences. With the future of athleisure indeed bright, Fabletics data-driven approach is set to take the growth even further. Customer reviews are becoming more vital and have helped Fabletics build on their strengths while also working on their presumed weaknesses.
When the salary history law was passed in Philadelphia was passed, one of the groups that opposed it was the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. They vehemently opposed law terming it as an injustice to the business community. The Philadelphia chambers of commerce even went to the courts of law to try and seek for stay orders. One of the people who followed the case in the courts was Karl Heideck. The case was filed in a court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The group wanted the implementation of law halted until all the grey matter were sorted out.
The Chamber of Commerce argued in the court that the law was messing up the business environment in the municipality. They were however chastised by the presiding judge after they failed to show how exactly the business community would suffer from the implementation of the law. The court at the first stages of the case had delayed the implementation of the law, but after further listening to the case, the judge decided to lift the say orders. Philadelphia chamber of commerce was seeking to have complete blanket orders that would deter any further implementation of the law. However, this was not possible. The courts dismissed the case by the Philadelphia chamber of commerce. According to Karl Heideck, although the chamber of commerce had at the first stages managed to stop the law, Karl says that they had not managed to show the specific areas of the business that would be affected when the law was passed. He adds that the chambers of commerce did not put any substantive reason on why the law would be permanently stopped from implementation.
The passage of this law has raised compliance issues in the municipality. Karl helideck argues that the hiring departments of business operating in the area will have to be very careful on how they conduct their hiring processes. He adds that this department may be forced to hire lawyers to help them conduct interviews. Corporates in the municipality will need to be careful not to be drawn into legal cases the will affect their businesses
About Karl Heideck
He is one of the best commercial legal minds In Philadelphia. He was in James Beasley Temple University School of law where he earned his Juris Doctor.
He is popular in the city for being an active social media user as well as his writings regarding laws and legislation in the municipality of Philadelphia. He is a supporter of this law.
According to statistics from AAA, road carnage is one of the highest causes of children’s deaths in the United States. It is has been up to the government to come up with measures that can mitigate these deaths. In the state of Pennsylvania as lawyer Karl Heideck explains in one of his articles; the legislators have taken the step of first passing legislation that will enhance the safety of children being carried in cars. Lawmakers thought this as one of the precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent the deaths of children on the state’s roads. The legislation, which is now law, seeks to have special car seats for children. As Philadelphia top lawyer, Karl Heideck explains, this law will go a long way in curbing cases of car owners not putting in place safety facilities for children protection.
According to Karl Heideck, the law which was passed in August 2016, came into effect in August of 2017, as there was a grace period of one year to have car owners comply with the law. Even law enforcers have not been punishing any car owner before the grace period was over. However, after the one year grace period was over, now car owners are bound to be punished if they do not comply with the law.
The law mandates car owner’s to shave children of less than two years have rear facing seats. The children must also be firmly held in the seats. According to research, it is highly likely that a child will not break his or her bones when sitting on a rear facing seat. Currently, those who do not comply with the law are being fined $125. The law also includes a clause on children who are below eight years. The law states that these children should sit on a booster seat. However, in this case, there are two exceptions. Children who weigh more than 80 pounds and those taller than 4 feet and 9 inches do not have to sit on booster seats.
Karl Heideck is a top lawyer in the city of Philadelphia. Karl Heideck went to Temple University Beasley School of Law from where he graduated with a Juris Doctor. Earlier in 2003, he had graduated with a degree in arts from Swarthmore College. Karl has been practicing law for more than a decade now. He specializes in employment law, corporate law, intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Greg Secker is a prominent figure in the United States. He is a master trader, international speaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur who has managed to accomplish a lot. His most significant role, however, is being a father. Greg Secker is the founder of an institution known as Knowledge to Action Group, and he has been serving as the president. The organization consists of several ventures. Some of these include smartChart Software, Learn to Trade, The Greg Secker Foundation, and Capital Index. These companies have changed the quality of life for millions of people in different parts of the world. These successful institutions represent the businessman’s commitment and passion when it comes to improving the lives of other people in the society.
Greg Secker began his successful career by working in an institution known as Thomas Cook Financial services. After acquiring a lot of expertise in the competitive market, Secker moved to foreign exchange. Secker founded an investment called Virtual Trading Desk. The online trading platform was very successful under his leadership, and it allowed clients to get real-time quotes from the competitive foreign exchange market. Due to the expertise he had acquired, the businessman was offered an opportunity to work as the vice president of a company known as Mellon Financial Corporation. Later on, Secker joined Fortune 500 where he served for a short time.
Working at Fortune 500 brought several benefits to the businessman. The company offered him opportunities to work with some of the best traders from all over the world. The businessman would travel to several parts of the world, learning the tricks used in the trading platform. In a very short time, Greg grew his trading account, allowing him to start his trading floor at home. In less than three months, Learn To Trade was founded. The company has grown significantly over the years, and it has branches in Australia, Philippines, South Africa and other parts of the world. The successful venture has assisted more than two hundred thousand in the world through special workshops and seminars. The success of the company motivated him to open several others in the competitive market.
The less money a family hauls in, the lower chances of success they’re likely to experience in life. Preston Smith realized this unfortunate disparity when teaching in San Jose, a city with tons of Hispanic families that are disadvantaged in many ways.
John Danner helped Preston Smith found Rocketship Education, focusing the nonprofit organization’s efforts on personalized education. RSED is a leader in combining regular classroom lectures with students spending time in private on subjects or problems they’re not succeeding in. Most students understand lectures, but often have trouble with particular parts of lessons that others may not. Personalized education through technological devices helps students through problems they might otherwise not get answered.
Rocketship Education’s schools have safe zones that illegal immigrants can’t be arrested in. While Mexican immigrants don’t live in high concentrations everywhere across the United States, California is one of the top destinations of people immigrating to America. Rather than punish families without documentation to live in the United States, Rocketship Education helps their families succeed by providing top-notch educations to children whose parents can’t afford or have trouble interacting with representatives from private schools without such safe zones.
Every time a new educator is hired, demographics of particular schools are tallied. Teachers that share similar demographic makeups and cultural backgrounds with students of those schools are hired in ideal situations. This causes students to feel better about being in school, rather than not being able to connect with teachers entirely unlike themselves.
RSED’s 18 locations are grades K-5. Often times, students in low-income areas have to attend lower-quality schools after they leave Rocketship Education. As such, administrators urge parents to contact local school boards in hopes of getting better schools for their children to attend from sixth grade onwards.
Teachers are required to make visits to the homes of students and their parents every year
NexBank capital Inc, a financial service company, based in Dallas has announced the successful completion of the $54 million debt of its fixed-to-floating rate which was subordinated to several high net worth investors along with some institutional establishments. NexBank also intends to use the proceeds of such an offering for some general purposes. With such, NexBank Capital Inc has raised to over $283 million of equity and debts since 2016.
The notes are known to be non-callable for five years, and their maturity is anticipated to be on September 30, 2027. The notes come with an interest rate of 6.375% per five years. The notes have also been assigned an excellent investment grade of BBB featuring a stable outlook by Kroll Bond Rate Agency. Additionally, the notes qualify as tier 2 capital under the applicable capital regulations.
Sandler O’Neil & Partners, LP acted as the sole placement agent for the various private offerings of this notes. The offering was closed on September 19th, 2017. Since the notes are not yet registered under the Securities Act, they may not be sold in United States.
About NexBank Capital, Inc
NexBank Capital, Inc is a renowned financial service from that serves customers on three different business platforms. These three platforms include the Mortgage Banking, Commercial Banking, as well as the provision of institutional services. The company is known for offering customized financial as well as banking services primarily to its clients, corporate clients and other financial institutions.
NexBank has its headquarters in Dallas. Shockingly, the company is considered the 12th largest bank in Texas not to mention that it is 179th largest in the entire nation. This company was established in 1934 with fewer employees and capital. Nevertheless, by June 2017, NexBank had grown to over 87 employees at 3 locations. The company’s money market rates are three times the national average. The rating is also known to be healthy. This firm has been known because of its competence in delivering the best banking services to clients as well as institutional services, which best suit the needs of the clients.
Businessman Gregory James Aziz is a native of London, Ontario. He is also a beloved figure in Hamilton, Ontario because he has been able to return one of Canada’s best known and most respected companies to its former glory. That company is National Steel Car. Greg Aziz is now the company’s chairman, president and CEO. During the 23 years he has been in charge of the company he has helped to make it one of the top railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. Aziz has also helped to improve the quality of life for countless Hamilton, Ontario residents.
Educated at Ridley College, Gregory J Aziz went on to graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in economics. In 1971 he joined Affiliated Foods, a wholesale food company owned by his family. During the 16 years he spent there, Affiliated Foods became a top fresh food importer from Central and South America and Europe. The company sold its products wholesale to markets throughout Eastern Canada and the United States. In 1994, he was able to get the financing he needed to buy National Steel car from its owners Dofasco.
Greg Aziz then began rebuilding the once great Canadian company to its former glory. Using its excellent manufacturing capability, he increased its annual production 3,500 cars to 12,000 by 1999. He also increased the workforce from 600 to 3,000 during the same period. Through team building, vast capital investment, innovation and the relentless pursuit of the best manufacturing and engineering practices, National Steel Car was gradually transformed into North America’s top railroad freight car production company.
For 18 years the company has been certified ISO 9001:2008. Since 1996 it has consistently received TTX SECO highest award for quality. Plus, Gregory Aziz has been committed to improving the Hamilton community as well. He has made generous donations to the local chapters of the Salvation Army and the United Way along with the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius and countless other local charities. Each year thousands of National Steel Car employees participate in the company’s food drive which benefits the local food banks. Greg Aziz and Irene, his wife also sponsors one of Canada’s top agricultural fairs, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
National Steel Car is one of the single most trusted and financially successful freight car manufacturers in all of North America. Such continuous corporate success naturally engenders a great deal of curiosity as to how such a company has maintained its spot at the top for so long. One of the reasons for this, of many, has been the leadership of the company’s longstanding president, chairman and CEO (chief executive officer), Gregory James Aziz, more commonly referred to simply as Greg Aziz. One of Gregory J Aziz’s greatest strengths in long tenure as CEO of National Steel Car has been his tremendous experience in the industry (he has worked at National Steel Car for nearly two decades, starting his career there in 1994) as well as his unrelenting commitment to high quality products and customer service. Not only does Mr. Aziz have a long and storied history of work experience in the engineering and manufacturing industry, he also has a great deal of other business experience, having previously worked as a wholesale foods retailer as well as a New York based investment banker. See This Article to Learn More.
Under Mr. Aziz’s purview National Steel Car has, for 13 years straight, been the recipient of the highly prized TTX SECO award for excellence in manufacturing which are only given out to a very select few companies every year who meet the company’s numerous and strict standards for industry excellence.
One top of all of that Greg Aziz still finds time to venture into philanthropic work, such as the Ontario Food Drive. He also helps fund the local arts scene in Ontario and regularly backs and aids the well-known Hamilton Opera house as well as the Theater Aquarius. One might think that running a massive rail car manufacturing company and participating in countless philanthropic ventures would eat up all of his spare time and, yet he is also a family man who, with his wife of many years, Irene, has raised two daughters, Karina and Natalie. If there is one thing Mr. Aziz’s career has shown it is that the American Dream is not just a dream but a real and present reality.
When examining IT in the healthcare sector, Madden has been a huge player in ensuring relevant systems is available for healthcare providers. He is vivid players as far as electronic health records are concerned, being a seasoned healthcare executive based in Wisconsin. He studied at the University of Lowa and graduated in the year 2002. He worked as a student advisor while at the university. Madden is also a renowned entrepreneur with numerous businesses spread across the country in the healthcare sector.
Drew Madden began his career by working at Cerner Corporation where he served as the integration consultant. He has been accredited with numerous tasks while in this firm, and the most critical one being the implementation of inpatient software systems in numerous hospitals in Chicago. He also worked as a senior consultant for Healthia consultant where he was given the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of various modules on the Epic system; he also obtained multiple certifications for Epic.
Drew Madden has been searching for long-term solutions to challenges associated with the use of electronic systems in healthcare platforms. While working at Nordic, he was able to grow the firm from having just seven employees to over seven hundred as well increasing the number of clients from three to over one hundred and fifty. His professionalism and inventiveness enabled this firm to raise their revenue. His experience in electronic medical record is as a result of working for ten years in managing, implementing and giving vital information on EMR projects. His ability to merge techniques associated with his long working experience with electronic health records has enabled him to build teams, which are reliable, sustainable and excellent.
Madden’s passion for improving Information technology, especially in the medical set up, has boosted the quality of services offered in hospitals. By having the data of patients that can be retrieved and transferred easily, it has enabled medical practitioners to carry out successful follow up on their clients. This means there is harmony in communication between various stakeholders in the medical set up enabling them to drive their energy towards a common goal of quality services.
Many rapid advancements are happening in the world of technology, and many new technologies are coming to the fore now and then. One of these technologies is the Internet of Things, which has excited the stakeholders in the technology industry. Many different sectors are rationing as to how to put the Internet of Things to productive use in their industry. One of the famous technologists who has been hopeful about the Internet of Things technology from the time it was introduced to the world is Jason Hope, a successful serial entrepreneur in the technology world. He is active in the mobile communication technology world and has successfully founded as well as invested in many technology firms.
Jason Hope likes to monitor the world of technology carefully, and one of the technologies he feels excited about recently is the internet of things technology. Jason believes that the IoT technology has a lot of potential and would be replacing the other technologies currently in use entirely shortly. He also mentions that many new devices with the Internet of Things technology have already been introduced in the market and the trend would continue to get more aggressive in the years to come. Many of the industries have already started using the Internet of Things technology as it helps in improving performance and productivity.
In the aviation sector, few of the airline companies have already integrated IoT technology to their aircraft as it helps the technicians to locate where the damage is to the airplane. It helps the time consumed in repairing the damages and also makes it much safer for the passengers. In transportation sector as well, IoT technology found use as it would help the travelers to know the traffic situation in different roads and highways. It would allow the travelers to make the right traveling decision and avoid traffic congestion. Moreover, it would also help in encouraging the people to use the public transport more, which would help in reducing the carbon footprint in the environment.
Jason Hope is also one of the biggest donors to the SENS Research Foundation, which is a public research foundation researching anti-aging and how to increase the lifespan of the human being. Jason Hope believes that the aging process can be delayed and he wants to support the research conducted in that direction. It is what the SENS Research Foundation is carrying out currently with the active support from Jason Hope.