Small Business Tax Preparation Experts Partner with Business Planners to Provide Holistic Business Solutions

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012, an expert business tax preparation and consulting firm announces a strategic partnership with, a site focused on expert business planning support for small and medium businesses. The partnership will help expand and fill desperately needed gaps within both firms, allowing for an increase in available resources and tools for clients across the corporate spectrum.

The strategic partnership has been built on the understanding that great consulting is a healthy meld of marketing, finance, accounting and strategy. Luckily, the agreement between and works to attain a proper meld. Understanding the financial, accounting and tax nuances in a particular field, niche or industry is extremely helpful for anyone looking to plan their next business venture, says expert tax planner Will Clive. Having strategic planners work directly with tax and bookkeeping experts will provide business owners with an excellent combination for success in their small businesses.

In addition, each company will utilize the relationship for strategic referrals and leads, allowing for cross-pollination and growth. While the partnership is non-exclusive, it is expected the partnership will help in the growth and expansion of both companies. Each client company will also benefit from working directly with experienced business professionals with the abilities and time-tested expertise from which to draw.

While hopes to shore up marketing, writing and strategy professionals at also hope added help in finance, accounting and business tax issues, like tax increases and changes in tax policy which could have a significant impact on business. The upcoming fiscal cliff is one such drastic tax change which intends to help. As the fiscal cliff looms before us, there must be pragmatist business services professionals present, prepared to offer up expert business advice for avoiding potentially damaging tax obligations in the near future, says Clive.

Both company hopes to help in the introduction of new businesses opportunities as well, opening up options for growth in strategic areas. Newbie entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals alike can benefit from the services the companies have partnered to provide for their clients.


As an expert business tax planning firm, works with franchise owners and small business operators across the country to provide management support, consulting and advice in all things tax. From small business bookkeeping service solutions to tax preparation services, and its affiliates has helped countless business owners to decrease the internal headache of properly managing the books and ultimately decrease tax obligations to the IRS. For more information, please visit


A Seattle-based business plan writing service, provides expert MBA-level business plan writing solutions for businesses small and large. The company management includes MBAs, JDs, JD/MBAs and a mix of marketing and finance experts who assist in crafting high-quality business plans which often aid in the receipt of business funding. For more information, please visit

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Hundreds of delegates have benefited from brand training, from UK branding workshop experts Brand Strategy Guru

(PRWEB UK) 7 September 2012

UK brand consultancy firm Brand Strategy Guru has re-launched its programme of in-house brand training workshops in creative-thinking seminars. The workshops, personally presented by the firm’s founder, the consultant and author Simon Middleton, have been attended by hundreds of delegates from corporates, SMEs and non-profit organisations.

“My in-house branding workshops, and those in creative-thinking, have been really popular, so I have decided to offer them again,” explained Simon Middleton.

“There is a range of workshops, from one and two hour sessions through to full day and two-day in-depth training. They work very well with any number of delegates and regardless of the type of organisation,” Middleton added.

The Build A Brand In 30 Days workshop, based on Middleton’s popular book of the same name, is an inspiring and accessible introduction to branding, designed for anyone who wants to use brand effectively. Available in both half-day and full-day formats, the programme gives a thorough grounding in branding, with content that can be put into effect immediately in any organisation.

The Creative Thinking Laboratory is a stimulating and practical half-day workshop designed to promote creative-thinking, innovation and skilled problem-solving for all teams, departments and organisations.

Other short in-house courses available include:

The Brand Builder: aimed at larger corporate teams.
The Purposer: which takes leaders of an organisation or business to the heart of what their business is trying to achieve.
The Creative Power Hour: an exciting short-workshop which stimulates everybody to think more creatively.

Previous clients of Simon Middleton’s workshops have included some of the best known brands in the UK, including Aviva, British Airways, Comic Relief, Oxfam and Pret A Manger, and many others.

Further information:

Brand Strategy Guru, based in the UK, is a small team of highly experienced brand strategy advisers, marketing planners, and brand storytellers.

The consultancy provides strategic brand advice, end to end brand solutions, market research and marketing planning, as well as training.

Founder and CEO Simon Middleton is one of the best known independent brand strategists and brand experts in the UK. He is the author of three successful brand and marketing books, and appears regularly in the media (Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, The Politics Show, Sky News and many others) commenting on brand issues.

Further details can be found at or by emailing info(at)brandstrategyguru(dot)com

ReSource Pros Innovation Advisory Council Meeting Titled Change or Die Features Two Prominent Change Management Experts

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2012

ReSource Pro LLC, the leading provider of insurance process efficiency solutions, is pleased to announce the second 2012 meeting of its Innovation Advisory Council. The event, which takes place at the YOTEL in New York City on July 18 will be featuring change management experts Mike Manes and Beth Montag-Schmaltz. Its theme is Change or Die.

With focus on change management, this event is a unique opportunity to tackle an issue that the insurance organizations need to face since the outlook for 2020 predicts a different distribution system from the one today. In order to successfully transition through the coming changes, agencies must embrace effective change architecture strategies.

Attendees will learn how to:

Discover and define their own starting point in order to plot the journey to their future destination.
Consider strategies and processes necessary to leverage the to be discovered future technologies.
Commit to alignment with the client-defined and client-driver market that will be 2020.
Commence dialogue regarding the culture needed to assure passion, profit, and perpetuation.

Michael G. Manes has been described as a “Cajun Philosopher.” His 38 years of experience in the insurance industry and the scar tissue accumulated serve as the foundation for his consulting practice and educational presentations on issues of planning, innovation, organizational operations and change management and architecture. He facilitates planning retreats, mergers and acquisitions, and agency rollups. Mike is a recognized speaker and writer on a broad range of industry and organizational issues. Mike has authored two books on strategic planning.

Beth Montag-Schmaltz, founding partner of PeopleFirm, is a recognized researcher, practitioner, innovator, and thought leader in the field of change management methodologies and tools. Throughout her 18 year professional journey, she has frequently been sought after to architect and manage complex change management programs for strategic and high-risk corporate initiatives.

ReSource Pro CEO Dan Epstein says that We are very fortunate to have not only one, but two established industry thought leaders like Mike and Beth. They bring ideas, stories and tools that are both inspiring and educational and we believe that attendees will walk away with great ideas on how to manage change in their organizations and position themselves for industry leadership.

About ReSource Pro: ReSource Pro is the leading provider of insurance process efficiency solutions. ReSource Pro’s mission is to transform insurance processing operations for agents, brokers, and carriers into an engine of revenue growth, profitability and competitive advantage. For more information, visit

Healthcare Business Plans, the Experts at Wise Business Plans Now Have Dedicated Writers Just For Healthcare Professionals

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

Since entering the market, the business plan professionals at Wise Business Plans have developed a wide variety of plans for clients on both a domestic and international basis. From MBA writers to professionals with the ability to develop predictive financial models that give the client an accurate perspective of the potential their business holds. All of the members of the Wise Business Plan team are expertly trained and are committed to delivering a project that accurately reflects the client vision and sets them on a pathway for success. Our strength lies in the fact that we are able to connect with the client and put their vision into the types of language key decision-makers are looking for says Wise Business Plan Director, Joe Ferriolo. One industry that Wise Business Plan routinely services is Healthcare. With more and more consumers looking to healthcare for solutions, organizations that operate in this industry are in need of the expert services that can only be found at Wise Business Plans! All Healthcare business plans come with the following elements:

Renowned Industry Experts to Judge Workplace of the Future Global Student Competition

(PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Fentress Architects is thrilled to announce the esteemed members of the Final Jury for the 2012 Fentress Global Challenge, an international competition for architecture and interior design students to present their vision for the Workplace of the Future.

The Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international idea competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. For the second annual competition, the studio invites architecture and interior design students to share innovative ideas about the future of workplace architecture, considering:

Expert Web Development Company, Sidereal Designs, Employ Internet Marketing Experts LAD Solutions to Promote its Brand

Boyds, MD (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

The influx of Internet businesses has created a need for custom commercial websites. Sidereal Designs is a leading expert in flash design, content management systems and databases, e-commerce operations, and custom, complex back-end coding. Los Angeles Internet marketing company LAD Solutions has recently teamed up with Sidereal to lead the promotion, and its aim is to further enhance the professional service of this brand. What makes Sidereal different from its competition is its ability to create custom websites that are professional and tailored to the needs of each client.

Sidereal Designs works toward finding a solution for each client, and its web designers build content management systems that incorporate specialist web pages that can be updated and maintained by the client. What is also explained on their informative website is the process of moving a business to an Internet-based e-commerce market. It can be confusing enough to want to make the move into e-commerce, but without the knowledge from experts like Sidereal, who prepare all aspects of its clients web presence, such as email facilities, mailing lists, auto-responders, credit card transactions, shopping carts, payment processing, graphic design, production, database, content on-demand, production, design and installation of websites, and interactive pages, the move can cause undue stress. Sidereal can even reconstruct an existing website.

Experts in Joomla and Sharepoint, Sidereal provides its clients with custom website design and develops websites by incorporating their knowledge of expert e-commerce solutions, interactive websites, web page design, and content-management systems. The complete web development service offered by this company is incorporated into one flat fee that covers analysis, website development, coding, inauguration, and testing. Even better is the free estimate offer, which enables Sidereal to see if they can assist your business endeavors. All this requires is filling out a form, which can be easily found on the companys website, which allows you to detail out your needs and overall budget.

Sidereal explains the base price of a multi-function website is $ 9,500, whereas commercial, professionally coded websites can cost anywhere from $ 10,000 to $ 75,000. It is also estimated that some websites can cost millions, dependent on their complexities and goals. A basic informational site with several additional functions can cost anywhere from $ 2,500 to $ 5,000.

Sidereal Designs is based in Boyds, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., and its experts include graphic artists, webmasters, Internet specialists, and coders who produce complex custom web sites, database structure, and related communication tools to meet the needs of their clients. Their company structure allows them to produce both small and large-scale websites, and its latest technology covers dynamic pages, e-commerce applications, multimedia, and online content management.

The companys website is informative with easy navigation. While many website design companies may charge a consultation fee, Sidereal Designs offer a free estimate. LAD Solutions will use their knowledge and expertise to promote Sidereal Designs.

About Sidereal Designs: Its headquarters is located close to Washington, D.C., and its team of experienced coders, Internet specialists, graphic artists, and webmasters work with clients to create custom websites. The team at Sidereal Designs uses Internet technology to cooperate in real time, and staff members are based in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, with a development center in Jaipur, India.

TiO2 Feedstock Annual Review 2012 Comprehensive Sector Review by Independent Experts

(PRWEB) July 01, 2012

TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural edition of the TiO2 Feedstock Annual Review.

Due to the depth of information, growth of each sector and client feedback, TZMI has replaced the well known Mineral Sands Annual Review with a suite of four reports providing a more comprehensive analysis of the different sectors of the industry. The new reports are the TiO2 Feedstock Annual Review,Zircon Annual Review, TiO2 Pigment Annual Review and Titanium Metal Annual Review.

The TiO2 Feedstock Annual Review provides a review of 2011, with significant developments in the industry, changes to the supply and demand balance during the year, analysis of trade and pricing data in 2011, a detailed history of the sector, as well as outlook for the sector and the strategic challenges facing the industry and comprehensive profiles on sector participants.

Overall, the titanium feedstock market in 2011 experienced significant demand growth for virtually all feedstock types as downstream customers scrambled to secure supply following a period of low offtake in 2008/09. TiO2 pigment remained the main demand growth driver for titanium feedstocks, accounting for nearly 90% of the global feedstock offtake in 2011.

For the first seven to eight months of 2011, the overall supply/demand fundamentals for the sector were readily described as somewhat robust and underpinned the price forecasts that were made in mid-2011. Prices were seen to be considerably higher than previously forecast, reflecting the changing dynamics within the mineral sands sector.

The emerging trend during the past couple of years has been one of renewed interest in the titanium feedstock sector, given rising prices and increased demand. Following nearly seven years of diminished activity in the sector, hampered also by the GFC, investor interest in the feedstock industry has surged.

Declining production from existing producers in addition to a pipeline of new projects that are still in the development stage, mean that the supply situation will remain tight. Investors now see the feedstock industry in a different light and the potential for upside in the sector has meant that there are a number of new projects that will go some way toward alleviating the current tightness in the market.

A number of significant events and developments took place in the feedstock sector in 2011. Never in TZMIs history has there been so much activity in one year. There were numerous mergers, partnerships, expansions, planned new capacity and exploration, as well as other developments throughout the TiO2 value chain that would have an impact on the feedstock sector.

About the industry

The titanium industry is comprised of key mineral sands products, commonly referred to as titanium feedstocks. These raw materials are used primarily in the production of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and in smaller quantities in the production of titanium metal and welding fluxes. The most common mineral sands products are ilmenite, rutile and to a lesser extent leucoxene, plus zircon. Ilmenite mineral sands products can also be upgraded to titanium slag or synthetic rutile.

There are a small number of large mining companies or groups that are involved in the production of titanium feedstocks. This relatively small group is dominated by close relationships between producers (miners) and consumers (predominately pigment producers). In 2011, the industry saw the first major partnerships announced as producers and consumers made strategic moves toward vertical integration and to ensure security of supply.

The information contained in TiO2 Feedstock Annual Review 2012 is carefully researched drawing on TZMIs extensive database. It is also an essential reference for the industry while identifying key trends and developments within the sector and the broader impact on a global scale.

This is an essential resource for titanium feedstocks information and data. This report is suitable for anyone wanting to maintain an up to date perspective of all elements of the industry, including:

G20 summit yields useful commitments to euro reforms, better framing of global choices: CIGI experts

Los Cabos, Mexico (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

The Los Cabos G20 summit resulted in an important commitment by Europe to reform its troubled banking system. At the same time, the summit marked a useful movement away from a false debate about austerity versus growth, and toward a more useful global political conversation about balancing of prudence versus generosity.

These are the findings of G20 experts from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) who attended the Los Cabos summit June 18-19, 2012. They present their views in new post-summit commentaries posted at CIGI’s website,

James Haley, Director of the Global Economy program at CIGI, notes that “the G20 Los Cabos Leaders Declaration and Los Cabos Growth and Jobs Action Plan have some very encouraging elements for those concerned about the prospects for the global economy.”

Most important, Haley writes, is the commitment by the euro area members to close the “yawning gap” between their capital market integration and the institutional arrangements required to support that integration. Haley also lauds commitments by the US to avoid sharp fiscal cuts that could hamper growth, and by China to let the markets play a larger role in its currency exchange rate.

Andrew F. Cooper, a CIGI Distinguished Fellow, states that “the image of the Los Cabos G20 being dominated by the debate over growth versus austerity is misleading in many ways.”

Rather, Cooper writes, the real debate is over the calls for fiscal prudence as seen in the positions of Germany and Canada, regarding financial support to European countries with a high standard of living and the need for continued generosity to developing and deserving poor countries; and the Los Cabos summit may have helped shift this global political conversation.

Other CIGI experts will also weigh in with analyses of the Los Cabos summit over the next few days. Watch CIGI’s website for these new commentaries.

To arrange interviews with James A. Haley, Andrew F. Cooper or other CIGI G20 experts, media are invited to contact Communications Specialist Declan Kelly at +1.519.885.2444, ext. 7356 or dkelly(at)


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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGIs interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit


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MA and Part D Marketing Experts Provide Innovative Strategies for Overcoming a Compressed Schedule for this Falls AEP

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Atlantic Information Services, Inc., publisher of Health Plan Week and Medicare Advantage News, is pleased to announce its June 27 webinar, Medicare Advantage and Part D Marketing for 2013: Innovative Strategies for Overcoming a Compressed Fall Calendar. See webinar details at

The Annual Election Period for 2012 with its new abbreviated schedule was already very challenging for Medicare Advantage and Part D marketers. And this falls AEP for 2013 will have Election Day in the middle of the compressed schedule, leaving plan sponsors to compete with major political campaigns for advertising space and the attention of beneficiaries.

So what should plans do to avoid getting lost in the noise surrounding the elections? Its not only the message thats important. Its also the media, the events, the technology and the right kinds of arrangements with outside sales agents. Then there is the whole question of getting marketing materials cleared by CMS in a timely manner and adapting to changes in what CMS will review and how it will conduct surveillance this year.

On June 27 two MA and Part D marketing experts from Gorman Health Group will give webinar participants specifics on what to expect and what to do in marketing for this years ultra-challenging AEP. In a lively 60-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of responses to questions, the webinar will provide reliable strategic information on key issues, such as:

Why the election year might hurt enrollment, and what big picture strategies could mitigate this impact;
How to evaluate various communication channels for MA and Part D marketing, including new elements to consider when it comes to outreach;
What the key contributors are to the speed and accuracy needed for a streamlined enrollment process;
Emerging best practices nationwide for chasing down sales leads in MA and Part D despite the tighter timeline; and
Critical distribution-channel decisions: crucial tactics, tools and questions that must be asked now.

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