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    How Business Leaders Can Inspire Purpose In Their Employees

    In a tight basketball game’s closing seconds, a coach will huddle his players and draw up a play designed to result in a winning shot and victory. But, if just one teammate is disengaged, the play can go awry and the team fall short of accomplishing its purpose.

    Businesses have something in common with that basketball team.

    A business needs a purpose and each employee needs to be inspired by and contributing to that purpose, says Paul Ratoff, president of Strategy Development Group Inc. and author of “Thriving in a Stakeholder World: Purpose as the New Competitive Advantage” (www.ratoffconsulting.com).

    “If everyone in an organization feels good about the work they do and is committed to the organization’s purpose, then you’re likely to see good results,” says Ratoff, who recently launched the non-profit Foundation for Purposeful Organizations. “But if workers aren’t engaged, their productivity can suffer and the company as a whole may pay the price.”

    For years, many companies chased quarterly earnings and ignored any overarching purpose beyond keeping shareholders happy. But Ratoff believes that to survive and thrive in today’s world, businesses need to think about more than just “shareholder value.”

    Instead, he says, company leaders need to manage from the perspective of “stakeholder value,” and stakeholders include everyone who impacts the company or is impacted by it, from customers to suppliers to communities.

    Among the key stakeholders: the employees.

    “Imagine if you could get employees to look at their jobs as something with a purpose that goes beyond just earning a paycheck,” Ratoff says. “That could result in a more engaged workforce, better productivity and perhaps less turnover.”

    In fact, studies have shown that millennials especially seek purpose in their jobs and are quick to switch employers if they don’t find it.

    Numerous companies have developed statements to define their purposes. For example, Google wants to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Roche, a biotech company, states its purpose as: “Doing now what patients need next.”

    But once a company comes up with a purpose, how does it get employee buy-in?

  • It starts at the top. It’s not enough that employees find the purpose inspiring. “The leader of the company has to be inspired because the leader will cause others to be inspired.” Ratoff says. Ultimately, it’s important that the entire management team be on board and enthusiastic.

  • Make sure the purpose is clear and meaningful. Company leaders must find a common purpose that’s broad enough to be meaningful and important to employees. In the absence of a clear organizational purpose, people focus on their individual goals and may perceive different purposes for the same organization.

  • Discard what doesn’t fit. Identify company activities that aren’t aligned with the purpose and remove or transform them.

    “Purpose isn’t an idea that only lives in a strategic plan or on a website,” Ratoff says. “It lives in the daily operation of a business and in the ongoing communications with stakeholders. And it lives as the internal compass for keeping a complicated organization with many competing interests on course.”

    About Paul Ratoff
    Paul Ratoff, author of “Thriving in a Stakeholder World: Purpose as the New Competitive Advantage” (www.ratoffconsulting.com), is a Certified Management Consultant and president of Strategy Development Group Inc. He also is founder of the Foundation for Purposeful Organizations. He has been a successful business consultant in Southern California for 35 years.


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    (BPRW) DeVry Education Group’s President & CEO and Two Board Directors Named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

    (Black PR Wire) DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DeVry Education Group’s president and CEO, Lisa W. Wardell, and board directors Lyle L. Logan and James D. White were named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. Savoy’s Power 300 features a directory of 300 influential African-American directors serving on the boards of public companies, highlighting their success and achievement.

    “It’s an honor to be listed among some of the nation’s most accomplished African-American corporate leaders and influencers,” Wardell said. “Lyle and James bring a wealth of management and governance experience to DeVry Group’s board, contributing to the strength of our institutions and the success of our students.”

    Wardell was appointed president and CEO in 2016, and has been a member of DeVry Group’s board of directors since 2008. Prior to her current position with DeVry Group, Wardell was executive vice president and chief operating officer for The RLJ Companies, a diversified holding company with portfolio companies in the financial services, asset management, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production and gaming industries.

    Savoy also named Lyle L. Logan, executive vice president and managing director at Northern Trust Global Investments to its list of 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Logan joined DeVry Group’s board in 2007. In addition to serving as a board director, Logan currently chairs the board’s audit and finance committee.

    James D. White, former chairman and CEO of Jamba, Inc., was also named to Savoy’s 2016 Power 300 list. White joined DeVry Group’s board in 2015. In addition to serving as a board director, White currently chairs the board’s external relations committee.

    “Savoy continues to be at the forefront of comprehensive coverage of the professional success and achievements of African-Americans,” said L.P. Green, II, CEO and publisher of Savoy Magazine. “It is our duty to chronicle these inspiring executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition in Savoy.”

    About DeVry Education Group
    The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. For more information, please visit www.devryeducationgroup.com.


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    (BPRW) Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors Names J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Board of Directors Member to 2016 List

    (Black PR Wire) LOWELL, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced Coleman H. Peterson, a member of its board of directors, has been named one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors in 2016 by Savoy Magazine. Peterson is joined on the list by some of the most influential business leaders in the country who are accomplished within both their companies and communities.

    Peterson joined the J.B. Hunt board of directors in 2004. He also serves on the corporate boards of Build-A-Bear Workshop and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. He is the chairman of the compensation and development committees on all three boards and serves on the nominating and corporate governance committees on both the J.B. Hunt and Build-A-Bear boards.

    “Coleman has been an invaluable asset to the J.B. Hunt board of directors for more than a decade. We are proud to have him on our board, and we congratulate him on this honor. This recognition is well deserved,” explained John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt.

    Both Peterson’s professional and volunteer contributions have been applauded by numerous organizations. Some of these recognitions include: The Award for Professional Excellence, The Society for Human Resource Management’s highest honor; The Chancellor’s Medal for Volunteerism from the University of Arkansas; The National Association of African Americans in Human Resource Professionals Trail Blazer Award; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management State Council.

    About J.B. Hunt
    J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company, focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the contiguous United States, Canada, and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service.

    J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.


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    Ways to Ease Litigation Process by Yassir Billoo

    Here are some tips on how to select and then manage lawyers in business litigation:


    1. Take time in choosing your lawyer.
    New Mexico is home to more than 5,000 licensed attorneys. You have a choice. Given the pace of modern day civil litigation, you will spend a lot of time with your lawyer and will need to depend on her or his judgment. Interview two or more attorneys with experience in the area of the law involved (avoid paying someone to learn an area of law they are not already familiar with). Ask the lawyer how many cases of the kind you have they have already handled. From among the experienced lawyers you identify, choose the one you feel comfortable with. Don’t begin a case with someone you don’t fully trust. It will be expensive and disruptive to change lawyers later. Any lawyer worth his or her salt will be interviewing you, too, to make sure they are comfortable with you as a client and to get a feel whether you would be a good fit working together.

    2. Manage expenses. Litigation can be freakishly expensive.
    If you are defending a civil case, ask your lawyer if any of your business insurance policies might provide coverage. Do this at the beginning. If your case is not covered by insurance, you can control some of the expense by telling your lawyer that you want a litigation plan and a budget. Have the lawyer identify in the plan and the budget the tasks that must be done and those that can be deferred or that are optional. Tell the lawyer that you want to be consulted in deciding whether the benefits of that extra deposition or extra motion are worth the expense, and whether he or she will attend certain out-of-town depositions in person or on the telephone. At the same time, understand that your lawyer controls less than half of what happens in a case. Every motion the other side files must be responded to and every hearing the court sets requires additional work by your lawyer.

    3. Communicate your objective.
    Tell your lawyer whether it is your goal to settle the case or to try it to conclusion as soon as you know. Some studies suggest that as many as 95 percent of all civil cases are settled or dismissed before trial. It’s no secret, therefore, that it makes sense to identify those cases that can and should be settled early. And there are a number of ways to accomplish this, including through targeted discovery leading to an early settlement conference or a decision to resolve a matter through arbitration. If you don’t tell your lawyer you’d like to explore settlement, he or she may misunderstand your objective. Make sure to tell your lawyer when your objective changes. Sometimes a case that looks like a “slam dunk” when begun becomes a little less certain as the case goes on. If you have a change in outlook, tell your lawyer.

    4. Stay in touch.
    Make clear to your attorney how often you want updates on your case, and whether you want to see every piece of correspondence and document exchanged or only the highlights. Tell the lawyer if you want to see drafts of letters and motions or just the finished product. Some clients set up weekly or monthly calls to discuss a case and monitor its progress, and yet others want regular written reports. Lawyers are used to each of these methods. But don’t leave them guessing.

    5. Ask how long it will take to resolve your case.
    Litigation can take a long time. It is not unusual in New Mexico for a case to remain pending for two years before it gets to trial. And even after trial, it can take two years or more before an appeal is concluded. There are some steps your lawyer can take to help expedite a case, but the pace of a case is mostly out of your attorney’s control because of the sheer volume of other cases waiting their turn before a judge or jury. Ask your lawyer at the beginning how long you can expect the case to take and adjust your expectations accordingly.

    6. Give your lawyer the contents of your files early.
    All clients are frustrated with “discovery,” the name given to the process involving the exchange of documents and other information in civil cases. The rules of discovery require all parties to a case to exchange a lot of information that most business people feel is no one’s business and has no relation to a lawsuit. But discovery is required by court rules. The courts find a lot of information to be “discoverable” that no business person would think is fair play. (The theory is that all parties are entitled to have access to all “potentially relevant” information and that, if they have that information, it will assist in resolving factual disputes and allow the parties to find a way to settle the case). If you have a lot of documents in your case, let your lawyer identify them in a single swoop early in the case. Don’t piecemeal the discovery process. Having to repeat document searches over and over again as a case continues is very expensive. Better to do it once at the beginning and be done with it.

    7. Be candid with your lawyer.
    Share the good, the bad and the ugly with your lawyer at the beginning of the case. Your communications are covered by the attorney-client privilege. Your lawyer can neither advise you nor help you deal with uncomfortable facts or circumstances if you keep him or her in the dark. Many a case is harmed, sometimes beyond repair, when a lawyer finds out too late something that he or she might have dealt with effectively if disclosed by the client early in the case.

    8. Give feedback.
    If you are worried about something, raise it promptly. If you are unhappy with how the lawyer is handling your case, ask for a conference. Lawyers are trained problem-solvers and they don’t want an unhappy client if they can avoid it. If your lawyer does a good job, say so. Lawyers are people too.

    For additional information please contact Lum@dtpublicrelations.com and visit http://intlawpartners.com/

    More about Yasir Billoo:
    Yasir Billoo is an experienced attorney in the areas of business/commercial contracts and litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment & labor, condominium/association law, construction litigation and civil appeals. Yasir’s experience ranges from representing large Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation and appeals in state and federal court, to helping small business owners with simple agreements and legal consulting. Yasir earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and was admitted to both the Florida Bar and the California Bar in 2004. He is admitted to practice in all courts in each of these states. Yasir earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees in International Relations and Communications from Florida International University. While earning his Juris Doctor, he was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team and on the Board of the Journal of International and Comparative Law. A native of Karachi, Pakistan, Yasir, speaks English, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi and Memoni. Prior to practicing law, Yasir managed the finances of a group of Central American companies, handling complex international financial transactions. Yasir currently serves as a Hearing Officer for Miami-Dade County’s Commission on Human Rights, where he presides over appeals of initial determinations in cases where discrimination is alleged. Yasir is also a Member of the Board of Directors of a community non-profit organization called Lawyers to the Rescue. Yasir is also President of the Florida Muslim Bar Association.


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     MBDA and Fundation Partner


    MBDA and Fundation Partner to Broaden Minority Businesses’ Access to Capital

    Partnership Positions MBDA Business Centers to Offer Streamlined Lending Process


    WASHINGTON DC and NEW YORK – July 21, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (“MBDA”) and Fundation Group LLC announced today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to provide U.S. minority business enterprises (MBEs) with cutting edge, digitally enabled financing solutions and expanded access to capital.

    MBDA, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, currently operates a national network of 38 business centers equipped with specialists who help the nation’s minority-owned businesses grow. Center specialists assist clients with access to capital, contracts, and new markets opportunities to create new jobs.

    Fundation Group LLC, one of the nation’s leading digitally-enabled small business lenders and financing solutions providers, offers simple, fixed-rate conventional term loans, lines of credit and credit products for small businesses through its banking and other partnerships.

     MBDA and Fundation Partner


    Major provisions of the MOU include:

  • Collaborating and utilizing both MBDA and Fundation’s capabilities and technical resources to provide expanded access to capital across the country;

  • Educating businesses on best practices through joint business webinars and/or workshops for clients, program participants and stakeholders; and

  • Connecting MBDA Business Centers and clients to Fundation’s Partner Portal and lending platform for a streamlined and simplified lending process.

    Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director, said, “This is truly an exciting opportunity for both MBDA and Fundation. Fundation’s programs and resources will offer quick and accessible financing options for MBEs looking to grow and manage their cash flow at the most competitive pricing outside of the banking system. This partnership will also allow us to work together to support and spotlight the successes of MBEs across the Nation.”

    Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation Group LLC, said, “We are thrilled to partner with MBDA to serve the MBE community. Young and growing small businesses need a lot of things to be successful. The combination of MBDA’s capabilities with ours will offer MBE’s with both high quality business advice and best-in-class credit products, two of the cornerstones in any growing enterprise.”

    The official signing of the MOU took place on July 21, 2016 at the office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Washington, DC.

    The official signing of the MOU took place on July 21, 2016 at the office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Washington, DC.

    About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 47 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size, scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.

    About Fundation Group LLC
    Fundation is one of the nation’s leading digitally enabled small business lenders and financing solutions provider. Fundation partners with a broad array of financial and nonfinancial institutions that serve the small business market in a variety of capacities to offer value-added credit solutions. Fundation builds customized product offerings and delivery methods to meet the needs of each unique partner and the credit needs of its small commercial customers. Visit http://www.fundation.com for more information.


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    How Team Building Can Help You March To Each Other’s Drum


    Employee reactions can be mixed when company leaders announce plans for a team-building activity that they hope will improve camaraderie and collaboration in the workplace.

    Some workers express enthusiasm and others indifference, but at least one-third inwardly groan. A Citrix study once showed that 31 percent of employees say they dislike team-building activities altogether.

    But that could be because too often such activities get the competitive juices flowing, even though the real goal is to get people working together, says Zorina Wolf, who facilitates team-building efforts using drum circles.

    “Let’s face it, we are taught to be competitive, especially in the corporate world,” says Wolf, author of “Whole Person Drumming – Your Journey Into Rhythm” (www.villageheartbeat.com).

    “So when people hear about plans for a team-building activity – in my case, a drumming activity – they start to worry about measuring up. Will I be able to do this? Will I look foolish compared to everyone else?” Relax, Wolf says.

    Team building shouldn’t be a time for co-workers to one-up each other.

    “My message as a facilitator is about how to be a team,” Wolf says. “I know that some people will catch on more quickly than others. Too often in life, the people who immediately understand something new turn their backs on those who don’t. My goal is for those who ‘get it’ to become mentors for those who don’t.”

    If drumming seems like an unusual team-building exercise, consider that companies have tried other approaches that are just as novel. A survey by the Creative Group, a specialized staffing service, revealed that some of those included dance-offs, psychic readings, pedicures and indoor surfing.

    Wolf says there are several reasons why team-building activities are effective. She says they:

    • Promote the importance of working together. “I think each of us has the desire to belong to something greater than ourselves,” Wolf says. In a cooperative learning situation, you’re allowed to lean on and learn from others.

    • Inspire creativity. Team-building efforts can get your brain working in ways that it normally doesn’t. It’s easy in any workplace to get caught up in dull routines and to do everything by rote. When you’re forced to try something different, your senses wake up and your mind is open to new possibilities.

    • Help employees bond in a more relaxed environment. Sometimes you just need to get away from the office and have fun. “Drumming can be a powerful medicine that can balance out the tension in our lives,” she says.

    That means the next time the boss announces a team-building activity, there’s no need to panic – especially if it involves drums.

    “Anyone can learn to drum,” Wolf says. “People may be skeptical of this, but there really is no such thing as being rhythmically challenged.”

    About Zorina Wolf
    Zorina Wolf (www.villageheartbeat.com) is author of “Whole Person Drumming: Your Journey Into Rhythm.” She trained under drum teachers in the United States and in Africa, and has taught workshops and drumming programs for more than 20 years.


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    MBDA Seeks Proposals through Broad Agency Announcement


    WASHINGTON (July 1, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is seeking proposals to support MBDA’s key initiatives through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

    The BAA allows organizations to submit proposals for new programs, education, outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships not addressed through the existing MBDA business center program.

    All proposals must align with the Agency’s key priorities centered around supporting minority businesses that include: Inclusive Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship; Business and Economic Rehabilitation in the Gulf States; Federal Contracting Transition and Sustainability; MBE Community Business Access to Capital; and Business Innovation for the Next Generation.

    “This is an opportunity to leverage MBDA’s resources to support our MBEs beyond just our traditional business center program. We want to encourage innovation and provide a unique platform to launch new ideas and resources,” said MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo.

    MBDA expects a total of approximately $2 million per year to fund the financial assistance awards under this announcement through FY 2017. Awards are subject to funding availability.

    The BAA is not a method for awarding congressionally directed funds or existing funded awards. Funding for potential projects submitted in response to the BAA are contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations.

    The deadline to submit completed applications for the BAA is June 21, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible to receive funding for Fiscal Year 2016. For more information visit www.grants.gov and www.mbda.gov.

    Contact: Dijon Rolle, (202) 482-1375, drolle@mbda.gov

    About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 45 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size, scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.


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    Business Essential: Equip frequent business travelers with portable printer


     The Primera Trio


    Anyone who travels frequently for business knows that trying to print important documents on the go can be a hassle. Enter the perfect traveling essential: The Primera Trio, the world’s smallest and lightest portable all-in-one printer.

  • Size of an average hardcover book


  • Easily fits in any briefcase of backpack


  • Weighs just 2.6 lbs.


  • Connects to any computer or laptop via USB


  • Printing/scanning/copying capabilities


  • Print up to 350 pages on a single charge


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    TOP TEN TIPS FOR BUYING AT AUCTION ONLINE FROM BARNEBYS ART & COLLECTABLES SEARCH ENGINE




    If you have spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site and want to buy it, what are the experts’ tips for securing the item? Barnebys, the world's largest art and auction search engine covering 1,600 auction houses internationally with 1.5m monthly visitors has a few suggestions.

    There has been a revolution in online buying habits around the world and auctions are no stranger to this phenomenon. Many of the top auction houses – Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips – report that up to 25% of their bids now come in over the internet. There are also phone bidders and of course those people in the saleroom bidding in the traditional way, holding up a paddle number at first and then just nodding as required.

    The following ten tips are for those people who would like to start accessing this world of auctions online. It’s mysterious to many and confusing to some, but really its just another way of shopping. These tips should help you to get started and to have fun.

    Barnebys offers a very useful free research facility. Instead of trawling through hundreds of auction house websites to find what you are looking for, simply insert what you want into the Barnebeys site and it will tell you who is selling such items, where they are and what they are being estimated at. In effect you have all the worlds major auction houses under one roof. And the service is free to site visitors. It is in effect a Google for the art and collectables auction world. So do start by creating a ‘search alert’ at Barnebys to be sure you don´t miss the thing you really want! Find out more at Barnebys.co.uk


  1. The estimate is just an indication:

  2. Remember, the estimate for the item in the catalogue is just that, merely an indication of what the piece is worth. If lots of people want the item the cost can spiral, but if fewer are interested you might bag a bargain.


  3. Do your research:

  4. Get as much information about the item before you start, read the information carefully in advance and don’t be afraid to email the auction house in advance for more photos or information. Who is the artist? Is a painting signed or unsigned? What are the proportions? Will it fit through your front door or in your living room? Check where and when your auction item was made: the original Eames chairs were made in 1956 but have been in constant production under licence ever since. Remember, you are buying something old and it will inevitably have chips or cracks.


  5. Decide on your limit:

  6. Decide your limit before the bidding starts, or as Pontus Silfverstolpe of Barnebys says, “Follow your wallet not your heart. You can get emotionally caught up in the thrill of the moment and continue bidding beyond what you can afford. Say to yourself: ‘What is this item worth to me?’”


  7. Look out for extra charges:

  8. Check additional charges before you bid. Auction houses usually charge 15-25 per cent buyer’s commission on top of the hammer price and some online bidding platforms charge 3-5 per cent to use them. In those cases, you may want to avoid the charge by arranging to bid via telephone.


  9. It is a contract to buy:

  10. Remember, when the auctioneer bangs the gavel down at the end of bidding, it establishes the hammer price and it is a contract to buy.


  11. Place an absentee bid:

  12. According to Barnebys co-founder, Pontus Silfverstolpe: “To be sure and feel secure” place an absentee bid. This authorises the auction house to bid on your behalf to secure the lot at the lowest possible price. You register the maximum hammer price you are prepared to pay, then the house places bids in increments until your limit is reached – or hopefully before.


  13. Keep an eye on the deadline:

  14. Some auctions work in a similar way to eBay where the bidding process runs over days, hotting up as the sale deadline approaches. You receive email alerts as other bidders top your price, but Pontus warns: “In the last two hours the price can explode”.


  15. Pay up quickly:

  16. Once successful, you will have 5-10 bank days to pay and make transport arrangements for your purchase. It’s worth doing this quickly as some auction houses charge storage fees after a few days.


  17. Go with your heart:

  18. What to buy? Buy with your heart, then you are more likely to enjoy the item and keep it longer.


  19. Remember the date:

  20. Don’t forget to note the date and time of the sale, so you are sure not to miss it.


    Find out more at Barnebys.co.uk

    Barnebys, the world's leading auction aggregator,
    As the world's leading auction search service (or aggregator), Barnebys features, at any given time, over a half million items for sale through about 1,600 auction houses worldwide. Barnebys is fast closing in on the 1.5 million visitors a month mark. The firm employees people in Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, China and the US.


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    MBDA Announces a $2.5 Million Investment for its First-ever Capital Project

    Agency launches a grant competition to generate greater access to capital for minority-owned businesses


    WASHINGTON (May 10, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced a competitive solicitation for candidates interested in operating a new MBDA Capital Project. MBDA will award one cooperative agreement totaling $2.5 million over a five-year period – from fiscal year 2016 to fiscal year 2021 – to operate the project in any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico.

    The Capital Project, the first of its kind in the Agency’s history, is designed to serve as a hub for minority business enterprises (MBEs) across the country seeking financing solutions to grow and expand their businesses. It is a key component of the Agency’s overall portfolio of business development services that will result in MBE clients securing debt, equity, mezzanine financing and alternative sources of capital.

    “Access to capital remains one of the most prevalent barriers for the creation, expansion and growth of minority-owned firms,” said MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo. “The new MBDA Capital Project is an important investment that will help minority-owned firms secure financing to grow their businesses, create jobs, and continue to contribute to a stronger U.S. economy.

    According to data fromthe U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Business Owners, minority-owned firms in the U.S. rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8.0 million in 2012, a 38 percent increase. However, considerable disparities remain between their revenue and the revenue of nonminority-owned companies. The Capital Project is part of the Agency’s commitment to addressing these disparities by increasing financing opportunities for MBEs.

    MBDA invites applications from for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, state and local governments, American Indian Tribes and educational institutions to apply to operate the MBDA Capital Project. A pre-application teleconference is scheduled for May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to learn more about the competition and application procedures. Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the teleconference.

    Applications are due June 15, 2016.
    MBDA is looking for applicants to demonstrate:


  • Experience within the financial industry.
  • Knowledge of business sector and strategies for enhancing business growth, expansion and capacity building related to financing.
  • Experience with securing large scale traditional and alternative financing.
  • Experience in successfully preparing, matching facilitating and closing financial transactions.
  • Professional working relationships and national network with financial institutions.
  • Experience with advising business clients on strategies for enhancing business growth.
  • Experienced and qualified staff to operate the project.


  • More information can be found at www.grants.gov or www.mbda.gov.

    About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 45 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size, scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.


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    MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo to lead a delegation to Hannover Messe

    Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair and for the first time in the fair’s modern history, the United States is the official partner country.


    The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), will join President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and top business leaders from around the world at the Hannover Messe trade fair April 25 - 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany.

    MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo will lead a delegation of minority business owners and stakeholders to demonstrate not only the value of minority business enterprises’ (MBEs) products and services, but also opportunities to advance transatlantic trade and access to U.S. markets through collaboration with minority businesses.

    “We are honored to have our minority entrepreneurs join us on this historic trip,” said MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo. “This is a significant opportunity for our MBEs to build global partnerships and forge connections to access an even larger audience for their businesses.”

    MBDA will also lead a U.S.-German a policy roundtable titled Changing Demographics: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship. With the ethnic, gender, and generational make-up rapidly changing in many countries around the world, this timely conversation will focus on policies, programs and best practices to confront economic inequalities in immigrant, refugee and migrant populations through entrepreneurship.

    The MBDA Hannover Messe delegation will include:

    Rachelle Blake, CEO/President and Managing Director, Omni Micro Systems/Omni Med Solutions
    Gary Davis, President & CEO, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
    Adam Garfein, Ph.D., Partner and Co-Founder, Menawat & Co
    Towan Isom, President and CEO, Isom Global Strategies
    Tony Jimenez, President & CEO, MicroTechAmar Kapur, President & CEO, Aimtek, Inc.
    Matthew Lee, President & CEO, Fastech, Inc.
    Arturo Martinez, Operations Manager, Simsa Inc.
    Gerardo Payan, CEO of Conexer LLC
    Victor Quiñones, CEO of Concord Supply Inc.
    Wilfredo A. Reyes Miller, ESQ., M.A., RMiller Consulting Global Advisors
    Jorge G Sanchez, CEO/President, SANA International Commerce, Inc.
    Saksit Suetrong, President & CEO, iA-Robotics
    Jeff Vigil, President & CEO, My Business Matches
    Joset Wright-Lacy, President & CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council

    MBDA will exhibit at Hannover Messe in the premier U.S. Investment Pavilion, Hall 3, Stand F06, (38). To learn more about the MBDA delegation and Hannover Messe, please visit: http://www.mbda.gov/hannovermesse.

    Contact: Dijon Rolle, (202) 482-1375, drolle@mbda.gov

    About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 45 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size, scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.


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    (BPRW) Savoy Magazine Taps AXA’s Priscilla Brown for its “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” List


    (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AXA US, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Priscilla Brown was named as one of the “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine.

    The “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” are chosen in accordance with their spheres of influence including corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. Candidates are evaluated by Savoy’s editorial board, community leaders and representatives from academia and business.

    “It is an honor to be in the company of people who have achieved so much in their respective endeavors,” said Brown. “I’m proud that AXA's leadership, employees, partners, advisors, and clients are diverse and aligned around a goal of achieving financial security based on individual needs.”

    At AXA US, Brown is the Executive Sponsor of AXA B.L.A.C.C. (Building Leadership & Cultural Connections). AXA B.L.A.C.C. seeks to create opportunities for colleagues, the company and the community at large by fostering professional development, spreading cultural awareness and promoting financial literacy. Brown has spoken on several internal panels for AXA B.L.A.C.C. events.

    Brown is on the boards of Project Mercy, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eagles Youth Partnership. She is passionate about facilitating economic empowerment in poor communities, whether in rural Ethiopia or American urban centers. Prior to joining AXA, Brown oversaw marketing and led businesses for AmeriHealth Caritas, SunLife Financial and Lincoln Financial Group.

    Learn more about the Savoy “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” list here.

    About AXA
    “AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance, annuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.

    AXA S.A. is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 59 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015.

    The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.axa.com.


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  85. ReadyWriter Production Company ...
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  87. Rejoice Christian Ministry and Entertainment ...
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  89. Smartsley ...
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  90. SoHe Designs ...
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  92. Stiforp - Warren Enterprise...
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    http://roycew.websiteaboutme.com

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  95. Target Market News ...
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