Wise Business Plans and the Music and Entertainment Industry Working Together to Create the Perfect Business Plan

National Business Plan Company (PRWEB) August 24, 2012

Even in a down economy the likes of which the nation has experienced over the course of the last five years, there is always room for music. Music and entertainment are typically segments of the economy that are fairly durable during tough economic times, says Joe Ferriolo Director of Wise Business Plans. People want an escape from the struggles of the household and the difficulties of finding and maintaining employment. This is why the music and entertainment industry is relatively unscathed, says Ferriolo.

The music industry has over the course of the last decade seen some difficult times but this has nothing to do with the waning of consumer interest. Consumer interest is at an all-time high with artists realizing immense levels of popularity. Record labels have on some levels struggled to revamp their business models to fit this new digital world that we live in. This has been the primary struggle of the labels as they work to remain viable and functional, says Mr. Ferriolo. It has been a struggle for some with many passing by the wayside but with the new formats that are being introduced, new labels are coming on the scene giving artists a great deal more freedom and creativity, says Mr. Ferriolo.

Research conducted via IBISworld.com shows that the Recording Industry is projected to have a 2.0% growth rate from 2012 to 2017. This is extremely healthy when you consider all of the seismic shifts that this industry has undergone over the course of the last decade. It speaks to the resilience of the industry and bodes extremely well for entrepreneurs and existing labels that are looking to capitalize on the next frontier of business opportunities. Wise Business Plans has developed several record label projects for clients throughout the nation and helped them chart a path towards success. All Wise Business Plans developed for record labels include the following items:


Working Solutions, Pioneer of the Virtual Call Center Model, Announces Strategic Expansion of their Sales Team

Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Working Solutions, a pioneer in the hosted contact center model, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Moberly, Sales Director and Ken Wheeley, Regional Sales Manager to its expanding sales team. Both bring over 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the telecommunications industry.

Moberly will be planning and directing the sales activities of the company. Wheeley will be responsible for identifying and closing new business opportunities as well as delivering on revenue targets to help in the overall growth and success of Working Solutions.

Scott and Ken are two talented, tech-savvy sales professionals who understand market trends and client needs. I am positive they will help take our company to the next level as well as contribute innovative ideas, said Tim Houlne, CEO of Working Solutions.

Founded in 1996 by company President and COO Kim Houlne, Working Solutions has grown from a single agent to a virtual call center community of more than 100,000 work-at-home professionals in North America over the past 17 years.

Working Solutions is an innovative company that continues to break boundaries. I believe our sales and marketing team is strategically ready to take the company to the next level, said Moberly, an alumnus from Indiana University, as well as a graduate of the Army Command & General Staff Officer Course.

I want to help companies understand that having agents work from home is a natural step in the evolution of the telecommunications industry. When you have the right partner using the right technology and processes, home-based agents are more productive and offer greater levels of customer service than their facilities based co-workers, said Wheeley, who received his degree from Cumberland University.

With the recent expansion of their sales and marketing team, Working Solutions continues to strategically plan for market growth with a focus on bringing greater value to clients, increasing customer satisfaction and providing positive return on investment.

About Working Solutions

Working Solutions improves return on investment and controls costs for contact centers by providing groundbreaking results through the right people and technology delivered at the right time. Working Solutions services include Agents OnDemand

GraphicDesign.com Examines the Difficulties of Working from Home

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

Many graphic designers work from the friendly confines of their homes. And with a home office, a variety of challenges that can make working a chore come into play. This week, Sheana Firth tells GraphicDesign.com readers how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The Poll Article can be found HERE.

Sheana Firth gets her feature article started by advocating for a dedicated workspace. “At the very least, you should have a specific area to work and be devoted to only performing work in that area,” Firth recommends. “This little trick helps the human psyche to distinguish from work and play subconsciously.”

While many designers adhere to their clients around-the-clock, Firth stresses working during business hours only. She explains, “Resolve yourself to working on client projects only during your regular work hours. By answering phone calls and e-mails only during posted hours of operation, you send a clear message that you are a bona fide business like any other.”

Graphic designers who work from home are encouraged to create a routine they can repeat every day. Maybe it’s getting up, showering, going for a walk, taking the dog out, and then “commuting” to the office. Firth points out the routine’s desired effect: “By creating a routine, you are again training your psyche to distinguish work-time from playtime.”

Anyone who works from home knows that distractions from friends and family can be major hindrances to a productive day. “By being honest and frank about your working hours with friends and family, you can avoid the hassle of constantly having to explain that you are not sitting around all day eating cheese puffs and waiting for something to do,” Firth notes jokingly. In essence, setting clear boundaries, especially during work hours, can help work-from-home designers excel.

Finally, Firth recommends taking advantage of a flexible schedule. Going out for lunch, getting some exercise, and breathing in fresh air can all help graphic designers get inspired, which can in turn make them more productive. She concludes with perhaps her most important message: “You have the freedom to make your own choices, your own hours, your own environment take advantage!”

In order to engage its readership, GraphicDesign.com poses poll questions in articles each week. This time around, Firth’s piece takes center stage and at its conclusion, members of the design community are asked three questions:

1. Do you find yourself working odd hours?

2. If you work from home, how many hours do you spend working “after hours”?

3. Do you charge clients more for after hours work?

The poll will remain open until August 12th at Midnight PT. Visit GraphicDesign.com to weigh in on balancing work life and home life. The article and poll can be found HERE.

About GraphicDesign.com

GraphicDesign.com is a product of Terran Marketing and a leading source of news and information devoted entirely to the graphic design industry. Employers, students, and freelancers come to GraphicDesign.com to read and discuss current news, information and events in the graphic design industry.


Julia Wild

Terran Marketing

892 East Steger Town Road, Suite #206

Rockwall, TX 75032

Phone: (540) 908-2195

E-Mail: julia(at)graphicdesign(dot)com

PureCostumes.com Nearly Doubles 2012 Halloween Costumes Catalog by Working with Five New Manufacturers

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

Pure Costumes, an online Halloween costumes and accessories store with exponential growth for the past couple of years, is continuing to grow its 2012 Halloween costumes catalog. By adding five new manufacturers onto the online retailers list of partners, PureCostumes.com now offers nearly double the number of products it offered last year. With well over 3,000 costumes, wigs and accessories, PureCostumes.com is ready to take on the upcoming Halloween season.

The newly added manufacturers include Elope, Escante, Paper Magic Group, Rasta Imposta, and RG Costumes. Covering everything from family-friendly children’s costumes to adult humor and sexy costumes, Pure Costumes not only increased its number of products, but also widened its catalog to offer more variety. The products from these manufacturers also vary widely in pricing, allowing PureCostumes.com to expand its target market. Through careful deliberation and strategic planning, Pure Costumes is confident that these new additions are the perfect complement to its existing product catalog from 2011.

In addition to adding products from five new manufacturers, PureCostumes.com has also added new products from many of its existing partners, such as California Costume Collections, Disguise, Fun World, Leg Avenue and Rubies. By striving to bring more selection and variety to its customers each year, PureCostumes.com has been successful in keeping up with changing trends. As many industry leaders would agree, Halloween costume trends can vary greatly from year to year depending on influences from pop culture and current events. By having fresh items every year, PureCostumes.com is able to attract returning customers as well as new customers.

About Pure Costumes

Pure Costumes is one of the Halloween industry’s most popular online retailers. Available year-round, the website carries a large selection of Halloween costumes for adults, plus size adults, toddlers, children, teens and pre-teens/tweens. Along with costumes, the online retailer also offers an impressive catalog of costume accessories, wigs, masks, and shoes. Pure Costumes prides itself on its excellent customer service and extensive experience in the industry. Its goal is to bring to its customers the best online Halloween costumes shopping experience possible. As a site with one of the highest return customers year after year, Pure Costumes takes pride in being an industry leader. More information can be found at http://www.purecostumes.com.

SEO India Reaches its 20th Month Working Relationship with a House Plan Retailer

Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Over the past 20 months, SEO India (http://www.seoindia.net/), a search engine optimization company based in Bangalore, India, has been overseeing all the SEO activities for an online house plans seller. This month, SEO India hits the 20th month milestone and continues to offer great traffic and visibility for an house plans seller. SEO Indias terrific efforts have provided us good online visibility and traffic. We have now joined the ranks of competing sites that are 10 to 15 years older than we are. I couldn’t be happier with the progress and look forward to a continuing business relationship with SEO India, said Matt, owner of house plans retailer in California.

Matt manages California-based house plans company that offers residential building design solutions including architectural designs, house plans and modeling advice for home owners. The company sells a wide range of house plans with instant cost-to-build report and estimates for home remodeling needs.

The website sees a large number of daily traffic and sign ups. According to Matt, the success of the website can be attributed to their user-friendly website design, their offerings and equally importantly, the targeted marketing activities and online branding by SEO India.

SEO India has played a significant role in building online visibility and traffic for the house plan retailers website. By developing ongoing collaboration with a number of satisfied clients, the company is committed to provide high quality SEO and Online Marketing services worldwide. With our unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled services to our clients, we will continue helping our clients achieve online visibility, says Vivek Srivastava, the CEO and Founder of SEO India.

The year of 2012 has shaken many online businesses with Google introducing multiple algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin. However, the house plans retailers website has not seen any negative impact on their rankings and continues to hold its positions on the first page of Google search results.

Today, when online businesses are vying to get to the top of Google search engine results, SEO India has proven to be a great asset for their clients. What makes them different from other SEO companies is that they do not spam search engines, instead, they use quality content for earning natural inbound links for their clients.

For more information, please visit: http://www.seoindia.net/

About SEO India: SEO India offers search engine optimization (SEO) services to businesses of all sizes. They employ organic search engine marketing techniques for generating traffic and increasing brand visibility online. With over 162 projects completed in over 44 business sectors, SEO India has experience in working with a wide range of clients worldwide.