Monthly Archives: March 2016

Slyce Announces Results For 2015 and Provides Business Outlook

Slyce Inc. is out with their 2015 results and has provided some business updates. Here is recap from their Recent Yahoo Finance Article.

Update to Financing:

In February Slyce announced that a major Investor agreed upon an average of $1.6 million in interest bearing notes, to which the notes will be converted as subscription units, pursuant to the terms of the Private Placement. Their lead investor also subscribed for an additional $1.9 million in units of the Company to bring the total amount of average subscriptions to upwards of $3.5 million. The Company will still be accepting additional subscriptions from its lead investor, and other investors, and is now onto the final steps to close the remaining amount of its financing.

Business Highlights:

In August of 2015, Slyce announced that it had formed a partnership with SHOES.COM,. On top of that addition Slyce’s mobile image recognition platform will let its mobile visitors to be able to take pictures of any and all types of their women’s footwear, whether in an actual store or from other areas, such as their magazines, it will also present with all closely matching products from the exclusive product line, all of these items will then be able to be purchased with just a few simple steps.

Slyce also announced that Neiman Marcus introduced Slyce’s technology to their entire product line up. The greatly expanding, Snap Find Shop feature, which you can find in the top ranking Neiman Marcus’s App, NM , which is also being powered by Slyce, will allow its shoppers to be able to take a 3D image of its products throughout its entire lineup.

Slyce’s unique business model includes many different forms of revenue which it generates from its apps and virtual platforms. In addition from generating revenue from its apps, Slyce also receives profits in ways like ,purchasing transactions, and many other types of programs.

Real Estate Moves Into Crowd Funding

iFunding, a leading commercial real estate platform that uses crowdfunding to finance its business model, has recently hired Daniel Drew as its Vice President and head of Real Estate. Dan will be in charge of expanding iFunding‘s business and platform offerings for not only its individual investors but also to its institutional clients. He was picked for this position because of his extensive experience in structuring and underwriting commercial real estate deals totaling more than 2 billion dollars. He also previously held positions at the prestigious Carlton Group, a private equity firm, and Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage who specialized in multifamily loans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From their Facebook posts it’s clear iFunding believes that Drew’s knowledge and depth of understanding in the commercial real estate field will assist iFunding in expanding not only the number and quality of its offerings to investors but also its business development efforts.

iFunding was founded by William Skelly one of the principals at Rose Park Investors, a hedge fund that focused on investing in disruptive technologies, and Sohin Shaw a crowdfunding expert and entrepreneur. Both Skelly and Shaw believe that one of the attractions of iFunding for investors is the targeted returns they reach for. On refurbishments, in particular, they are well above other site’s return targets. On some, in particular, they offer exceptional double-digit returns that have a preferred return plus an equity upside component. These investments compare very well with many private money investments. In addition, both feel that the crowd funding model is an excellent and safe way to democratize the real estate investing process allowing many more people to get into quality deals. For investors who are new to this arena, iFunding also provides as much information as possible about every deal possible. This is for not only educational purposes of the investor but also for the promotion of iFunding to the community and to the industry.

One thing that many people should be aware of are the regulations that apply to crowdfunding and do not apply to other investments. Federal rule 506(c) and regulation D allows a private business like iFunding to solicit an accredited investor using social media, like facebook, Twitter, and even the iFunding page. There’s also no limit as to how much money an accredited investor can put into an investment using this approach. These new approaches have increased the availability of money to fund projects, that are more institutional in nature and that require bigger infusions of capital than are available from iFunding’s smaller individual investors.  Skelley wants you to see the iFunding app on the Google Play store.

Women Entrepreneurs are Recognized by QNET

One thing to be said about entrepreneurs is that they deserve a lot of respect. It doesn’t matter whether they are male or female. One thing that could be said for female entrepreneurs is that they are one of the people who are courageous enough to take a risk for greater success. This often arises from a desire for a better balance between life and work. Among the advantages that women desire is the ability to be their own boss and manage their own time. One very lucrative opportunity for women is to get into the direct selling industry as entrepreneurs. 

One of the direct selling companies is QNET. QNET is celebrating International Women’s Day by helping young women entrepreneurs continue to build their success and do something meaningful in the lives of others as well as achieve their own goals. Certain agencies like USAID sees a lot of importance in the leadership of women. It is one of the entities that hope for progress among women. It recognizes the value of women in a thriving society. Equal rights is one of the most important aspects of society for women. 

QNET gives women opportunity to achieve their goals and ultimately achieve the goals of society by giving them opportunities to be a part of their team. QNET is involved in the direct selling of a wide range of products like jewelry, technology, healthcare, education, and a couple of other categories of products (see YouTube channel for more product descriptions). This is something that could work well for entrepreneurs because these types of products are easy to market and sell. 

To all #QNET ladies, Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Stay strong, stay gorgeous!

Posted by QNET (Official) on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom and job security for people including women. People that choose to be entrepreneurs will find plenty of options when it comes to actually getting work. They are able to create their own jobs in the 100 countries QNET operates in.

The only thing that is needed is skills in marketing. When one can generate enough sales to support one’s self, then she will achieve financial freedom. This is one of the reasons that female entrepreneurs are admired and recognized by companies like QNET.

Follow QNET on Twitter to learn more about their products, charitable work and employee opportunities (see Glassdoor reviews about QNet as well)

Dick DeVos Backs Rubio For President

Dick DeVos is one of the few business people in the U.S. who has impressed me with his dedication to supporting good causes throughout the world, particularly in the area of education. The good impression I have of the former CEO of the AmWay Group means his decision to back a particular candidate for the U.S. Presidency holds a large amount of sway on the way I myself will vote; in a recent Detroit News article Dick and a number of his successful family members have revealed their backing for the campaign of Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Presidency.

After finding success in a number of different areas of business and philanthropy I was surprised to discover just how successful Dick DeVos had been in his career, which Wikipedia states has seen him listed as the 67th richest person in the U.S. in 2012. The fortune built by Dick through his involvement in the AmWay group (see MLive review of Dick’s time at Amway) and the Orlando Magic NBA team is impressive, but the philanthropic work of DeVos and his wife Betsy has been even more striking in my own opinion.

Betsy shares her approach for creating more quality educational opportunities for children in Detroit.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I have followed the opinions of DeVos throughout the 2016 election cycle from his support of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush through to his current backing of Florida based Senator Rubio. I was already aware of the close relationship the DeVos family had built up with the lawmakers of Florida after their involvement in a recent legal battle over education reform in the state; the dedication DeVos has shown to education reform in the U.S. is an area I have been extremely impressed with. The good impression I have of the DeVos family was added to with the news that the backing of Dick DeVos for Marco Rubio has been matched by the financial support of his father Richard, who has provided around $250,000 in financial support for the Rubio supporting Conservative Solutions Super PAC. The unified front the DeVos family maintains shows how the continued support of their close relatives has been of support and assistance to the family as a whole.

Get more information about Dick on this New Netherland report or visit his LinkedIn here >>

RE/MAX Re-renters NYC where TOWN Residential is One of the Top Luxury Agencies

New York City received predictions about the upcoming real estate market, they have already begun to materialize. Because of the increase in sales, Re/Max Realty is re-entering the New York market to prove what real estate agents have been hoping for, which is that 2016 is going to be a spectacular year!

RE/MAX was started by entrepreneur Dave Liniger in the 1970’s, and presently, there are more than 100,000 agents across the United States and around the world. Their MOD is to prosper by selling master franchises and setting up regional offices. RE/MAX also has a unique system of fees and commissions, which empower the agents more than other realty agencies because it allows the agent a larger share of the profit.

Though RE/MAX is making a tremendous comeback, it is essential that they remember that the NYC real estate market is intrinsically different from the local suburban market throughout the other 49 states.

New York will always have a definitive perspective on the economy and the real estate market, which leads real estate agents to recognize and deal with their specific boroughs. Brokers require a tremendous change in protocol from the other states, and they must do their research if they want to be successful in New York.

TOWN Residential has done their research, and they are now one of the top luxury real estate agencies in NYC. Established in 2011, they have only been in business for five years, but Heiberger, the owner, has discovered the secrets to successfully selling and renting in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Heiberger essentially focuses on client service, which is a plus for everyone who uses TOWN whether residential or commercial. Town emphasizes the significance of having a neighborhood-based approach, which they address with their slogan “My Town, Our Neighborhood, Your Home.”

Catering to the community is central to TOWN’s philosophy of real estate, and they know it is the focus for their clients too. In order to meet their client’s needs, it is essential to have offices in every neighborhood of NYC, and it is these three points that has allowed TOWN Residential to capture the luxury real estate market.

Gaining Leverage As An Investor With 5 Investment Recommendations From Brad Reifler

Brad Reifler is a standout financial investor who has a unique business ideology compared to most of his peers. Reifler is passionate about offering diversified investment opportunities to average, everyday people – not just the wealthy. As a result of Reifler’s analysis of the government-sanctioned practices within the diversified investment industry of commodity funds and hedge funds, he established his own public fund to bridge the gap between the non-wealthy investor and all diversified investment opportunities.

Reifler offers a comprehensive list of 5 investment tips:

1. Be careful on how you invest your money. Consider risks, charges, and expenses. Take an inventory of your assets and create goals.

2. Be concerned about the safety of your money.

3. Don’t put all your money into the stock market.

4. Know who is going to be investing your money. Develop trust in the manager of your funds.

5. Recognize why you’re investing. Consider the investment objective. Be careful with how much you invest. If you see something working, then add to it.

Reifler provides an insightful set of recommendations that advocates the process of becoming educated about the financial market. Reifler promotes awareness of investment strategies, and he reminds investors to always monitor and to protect their money.

Currently, there is momentum within the SEC to change the federal requirements that are necessary to become an accredited investor. As of now, to qualify as an accredited investor an entity must be a corporation or a natural person that has a net worth of over $1 million, or the person’s income must exceed $200,000 per year.

One of the policy changes that the SEC is proposing is removing the financial requirements to qualify as an accredited investor and substituting it for an assessment of a person’s education, professional experience or investment qualification status, such as if they are Series 7 certified.

As a private fund manager and investment professional, Reifler is supportive of the reformation of existing investment policies, such as the SEC’s policy update recommendations which are designed to level the playing field for all potential investors. Straight from his Twitter Reifler addressed the importance and benefits of equal opportunity investing in a recent statement – “through the power of compounded return – if 99 percenters had a better option to invest, they could potentially watch a small investment grow into a substantial retirement account.”  Check out Brad’s website for more tips.

The Incredible Success of Igor Cornelsen

In investments according to, there are individuals who really stand out above the rest. These individuals have been noted for their successful investment strategies. These investment strategies have helped them to continually create gains for their own and their client’s portfolios. Igor Cornelsen is one of these individuals who has risen to the top of the investment world with his straightforward views when it comes to money management. His background in international banking has helped him to have a firm grasp on what really makes investments successful.

Cornelsen has been very successful when it comes to his long-term investment strategies. He steers clear of the short-term gains that are enticing to many money managers. He knows that his is not a fundamental part of growing a healthy investment portfolio over the years. He instead focuses on healthy investment principals which allow him to create steady gains for his clients over many years. Cornelsen has noted that this is where real wealth is created. Cheap investment tricks are never the way to long=term growth. There are far too many money managers who follow the get rich quick way of investing, but that is not the way Cornelsen chooses to invest. Instead of focusing on broken companies, Cornelsen focuses on broken stocks. These stocks are usually traded at a much lower trade value. This allows individuals who do not have a large lump sum of money a way to jump into the world of investing. These stocks usually have a very large upside over time if investors are patient enough to hold their stock. sees the future is very bright for Cornelsen. He has a great foundation to build upon with his great background in Brazilian banking. This has helped him to have the foresight needed in order to be successful in many different market conditions all over the world.