Even Australia Does Athleisure

Fashion Industry

Australia does athleisure just like everyone else, and it is important for people to make sure that they know that other countries have their own takes on what athleisure is. There is a lot that can be done with these casual clothes, and it is important that the sensibility in Australia is noted. People in Australia have their own way of making the athleisure culture from Fabletics look great, and they will be sure that everyone is going to look great.

It is a part of the culture that people are going to take part in, and it is going to be the new kind of runway fashion. There are a lot of people who have to deal with a lot of hot weather in Australia, and they are going to be able to use the clothes to stay cool and look cool.

Athleisure is anything that people can throw together quickly, and it could go from a casual pair of shoes to a hat. Women can wear their Fabletics workout clothes on the street, and they can pair it with other simple clothes that are going to look good on them. That means that a woman can wear a sports bra and a skirt without a problem. She can wear her tights with a sweater, and she can throw on a hat when she is having a bad hair day. Athleisure is very easy to manage, and the best brand is Fabletics. Kate Hudson is very popular in Australia, and her brand Fabletics is something that all women can wear when they want to look good. They can get into Fabletics to go to the gym, and they can do their errands in these clothes.

Fabletics is the best company to work with in athleisure right now. Women in Australia look great in these clothes, and they can stay comfortable all day.
Read more at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dressing-down-the-rise-of-athleisure/

Robert Herjavec’s Investment Turned Down in Shark Tank


Like many great things, BrandYourself started out as a problem.

Back in 2008, wondering why he couldn’t get any job interviews, Pete Kistler Googled his own name.

And discovered he shared the name “Pete Kistler” with a convicted felon and sex offender, and the other man came up on Page One of Google’s search results.

He called up reputation management companies (you can learn more about the online reputation management industry here), but they quoted him from $18,000-$32,000, not exactly within a college student’s budget.

Knowing a friend of his, Patrick Ambon, knew about Search Engine Optimization, the techniques of influencing what shows up at the tops of Google search results, Pete turned to Ambon for him. Using his advice, he was able to set up web pages highly optimized for the term “Pete Kistler,” and therefore was able to get Google to rank them higher than the site alerting people about the convicted felon named “Pete Kistler,” pushing that page to the second page of Google where hardly anybody ever looks.

Around 2010, figuring that Kistler was not the only one with such a problem, the two of them and Evan Watson teamed up to found a company devoted to performing reputation management for regular people.

BrandYourself went on Shark Tank seeking to sell off 13.5 percent of the company for $2 million, which values the company at nearly $15 million. He made a good impression, but Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner could not accept that valuation, and passed on the opportunity to invest.

However, the host, Robert Herjavec, offered $2 million for 25 percent, the largest offer ever made in the history of the show.

However, Ambon could not accept the valuation Herjavec put on it of $8 million. The company had recently received $3 million from venture capitalists using the $15 million valuation.


Since that appearance, the company’s revenues have nearly doubled and they’ve had to hire an additional 30 employees. It’s also spawned lookalike companies like ReputationDefender to emerge in the market




Ensure The Success of Your Business with Madison Street Capital

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Having assisted clients in a multitude of industries, it is understood at Madison Street Capital, that every client is unique and demands particular and precise analysis and recommendations. It strives to provide its clients with the best advisory services available and assists them by first understanding the true value of their company; then provides an accurate picture of the company’s current state and future opportunities.

Those looking for acquisitions, favorable lending, or looking to build a sound exit strategy, Madison Street Capital has the trajectory, reputation and reliability in the investment banking industry, by which is has become a leading provider of financial services to middle market businesses. It also has the knowledge, experience, and extensive relationships to match active buyers and sellers; in conjunction with the ability to match the adequate financing and capitalization structure to each client’s unique situation.

According to the 4th edition of its hedge fund industry M&A overview, a total of 42 hedge fund deals were closed or announced globally in 2015, exceeding the 32 transactions that closed the preceding year. There exist other key drivers creating deal momentum, propelled by the wave of transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, which position 2016 to be a record year in terms of hedge fund M&A transactions.

Karl D’Cunha, the Senior Managing Director at Madison Street Capital, LLC. has stated that the deal environment for the hedge fund industry will be even stronger in 2016. Structurally, there are a variety of deal mechanisms in place to accommodate both buyers and sellers; transactions aside from traditional M&A are being structured as incubator deals, revenue-share stakes, PE stakes and, among others, PE bolt-ons; and consolidation will continue for the highly fragmented hedge fund industry, especially opportunistic partnerships that bridge distribution and product offering.

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The Meteoric Rise of JustFab


A long time ago, twenty years or so to be more precise, in order to keep up with the latest trends fashion savvy consumers had a Sisyphusian task on their hands. To keep up with the waxing and waning style shifts, one had to be on top of their game. Of course, the internet changed everything, and no longer is one forced to slave over monthly magazines to stay abreast of the latest trends. The problem now is not obscure knowledge about shifting fads, it’s omnipresent knowledge. Enter JustFab. Read more: JustFab – Google+

JustFab has risen to the top of the online boutique experience, with tailored looks for women in a rapidly growing market. It offers a subscription style service to women, allowing them to get hand picked items monthly from the service, and stay ahead of the curve.

After a modest start, the company grew rapidly, and in 2013, following a merger with similarly minded company Shoe Dazzle, their sales exploded.

The difference is in JustFab’s ambitious plan to create a fully mature style and look. This encompasses everything from heels to handbags. In addition, JustFab has gone international, with plans to expand further. They’re developing their own brand and style, one that’s free of the trappings of retailers or designers.

Nothing helps a new fashion company more than a celebrity endorsement, and JustFab has them in spades. “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper, actress and singer Hilary Duff, and even style icon Rebecca Romijn have been spotted in JustFab apparel and accessories at a variety of glamorous social and professional functions, to name a few. Learn more about JustFab: https://www.instagram.com/justfabonline/?hl=en and https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/justfabulous

In fact, the company has been featured on Project Runway, certainly a credit to the quality of the brand. In addition to the in person accommodations, the company has been featured in a diverse line of magazines and on television, including MTV, InStyle, Real Simple, and People.

With a trajectory as steep and a resume as prestigious as JustFab has, it would be incredible if the relatively young company didn’t explode further into the public eye soon. Expanding as they have, and gaining the kind of stellar reputation they’ve garnered, JustFab is certain to be a household name in no time.

Perseverance of the Human Spirit


“Freedom” is not a word often associated with the widely reviled Asian nation of North Korea. It’s known for acting rashly and for its infamous veil of secrecy over any operations or life inside it’s heavily guarded border. This sets the tone for the incredible story of Yeonmi Park, a young woman from North Korea who successfully escaped with her mother in 2007 at the age of 13.
Park put her tribulations to paper in the Amazon released book “In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom.” It tells the story of Park and her family, gives a rare look into average life in North Korea, and shares the inhuman difficulties North Koreans face at the hands of a madman. After crossing the border into China, Park and her mother faced a journey of thousands of miles, barely surviving the arduous path. Park faced incessant abuse, including a horrific rape, as well as starvation and death.

According to Park, the journey was worth fighting the odds, although she’s not without her critics. Inside North Korea, the origin of the brunt of Yeonmi’s critics, she’s been labeled a spy and a traitor, along with her mother and father, who died from untreated cancer shortly after crossing into China.

Park’s story is representative of the perilous circumstances that millions of North Koreans experience every day. The bravery she’s exhibited and her incredible story are testaments to the strong will of human beings and to the necessity for change in a country synonymous with human rights violations. More info posted on the New York Times.


Venezuelan People Receive Thirty Percent Wage Increase

Venezuela News

President Maduro announced on Saturday that the Venezuelan people will receive a 30 percent rise in pay effective May first. This raise in pay is supposed to help bolster the economy that has seen daily power cuts, rising inflation, and now the latest energy saving measure, moving clocks forward 30 minutes to help alleviate Venezuelas already overworked electrical grid.
President Maduro is placing many band aids over some real serious issues that the country, under his administration, is facing says Danilo Diaz Granados. I don’t believe that concentrating on minor fixes will lead to the bigger solutions this country is facing.

The Venezuelan government firmly believes that if they can hold onto the forced restrictions until the rainy season starts then the Guri reservoir to have the water necessary to generate the country’s power.

The rainy season is forty days or more away. Even if it started raining now, Danilo Diaz believes that a nationwide pay increase is not enough to help Venezuela’s sinking ship. President Maduro needs to enlist help now from humanitarian organizations in order to help better his people’s living conditions and salvage his presidential term.