Glenn Laken

The Mad Scientist Behind Lime Crime Cosmetics

Style maverick, unicorn queen, and CEO Doe Deere loves to break the rules. Since starting a successful makeup line Doe Deere has been named one of the Top Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs, earning her a cover on Self-Made Magazine. The makeup line, described by Deere as “makeup for unicorns,” features intensely colorful and cruelty-free products for the eyes and lips in whimsically decorated packaging.

Being the free spirit that she is, Deere advocates the breaking and bending of fashion rules. Among her favorite faux pas to commit are wearing bold eyes and bold lips, mixing colors/patterns, wearing socks with heels and open toed shoes, pairing brightly colored hair with equally bright clothing, dressing as youthfully as she pleases, and refusing to save certain outfits for special occasions. She believes that style is about self-expression and should be fun, not constraining.

While her facial structure betrays her Russian heritage, Deere grew up in New York City where she showed artistic tendencies from an early age. She loved playing with color as a child using everything from paints and pencils to her mom’s makeup. Some haphazard experiments with lip gloss and eyeliner at a slumber party began her lifelong love affair with cosmetics. Working administrative jobs through her 20’s, her current career began when she started a website for the purpose of sharing the results of her creative and unusual makeup looks with the world. Her following quickly grew exponentially, leading her to open an eBay store named Lime Crime in 2004. Four years later, Lime Crime became a brand all of it’s own.

Since that time, Deere’s makeup line has come to stand for freedom of expression and playfulness, values she continues to embody in both her personal style and the way she runs her company. Always sporting brightly colored hair and eye-catching Lime Crime products, she does her best to inspire others to new heights by being a positive and uplifting leader. In keeping with the professional image she projects she’s a kindhearted soul in her private life as well, donating on a regular basis to a no-kill shelter in New York. Deere is excited that she gets to make a living doing what she’s always loved, but at the end of the day she goes home to her three cats (two of which are rescues) and her onetime bandmate, husband, and Lime Crime President Mark.

Innovative Real Estate Mavericks Program Trains Top Agents

Mavericks Program

The Mavericks Program is a unique real estate coaching program that provides participants with a number of effective formulas for success. This formula is a norm-breaking, clearly better process for selling homes faster, at higher prices. The coaching is thought-provoking and edgy. It is not for everyone, it is for those individuals who are not afraid of being innovators and building a successful real-estate program.  There are several different components to the Maverick Program. An online LinkedIn course is available. This course provides step-by-step instructions to make participant’s LinkedIn profile a more powerful business generator. Live events are also offered to help individuals learn strategies that will enable them to become top agents. Listing tips and other useful information is listed on the website, as well. For more information on this unique program, visit the website here.

Greg Hague

Hague is the founder of the Mavericks Program. Hague received his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University. Hague then went on to attend American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1974. After college, Hague worked for his family’s real estate firm, Hague Realtors, in Cincinnati. It was one of the biggest real-estate firms in the area at the time. Hague become the number one selling agent in his state. Hague founded his first real estate firm in 1978. The firm, Heritage House Real Estate, became one of the largest brokerages in Cincinnati within just a year of opening its doors. It had over 200 agents, more than 600 real estate listings, and 11 offices.  Hague was one of the highest-rated luxury home agents in America. In 1981, Hague moved with his family to Arizona. He founded WHY USA in 1988. At the time, WHY USA was a provocative business model. WHY USA helped home owners to sell their houses for a fixed amount of $990. WHY USA was started with just three employees. After only one year of operating, the company had over 220 salespeople. The business model, along with the firm, was highlighted in two bestselling books.  The business was then franchised to more than one hundred offices. Hague has remained one of America’s top real estate agents for more than 25 years. Hague credits his unique formula for selling real estate as what has driven his success. He served as a real estate expert to the NPR and the Wall Street Journal. Hague has trained a number of America’s top real estate agents. He has coached many agents from new to more than $25 million in annual volume. Hague built a 122 office, 4,000 agent multi-state real estate company. Hague was a former top Dale Carnegie instructor. He coached the CEO of Sotheby’s for a 45 office firm.  Hague has faced many of the same day-to-day challenges as the Maverick Program participants. He has succeeded at a high level using the same techniques that he developed for the Maverick Program.


Why FreedomPop Is The Most Revolutionary Mobile Communications Company To Date

FreedomPop is a well-known name in the mobile communications industry. Different with other major mobile phone operators, it operates on a virtual network. In the very recent past, the company made an announcement that it had plans to introduce discounted mobile phones as well as free services. The company announced that customers signing up for service between the time it made the announcement and November 7, 2015, would be allowed to pick up a Motorola E smartphone for only $40 which amounts to a $190 discount. Another option for the customers was a Samsung Galaxy S4 for just $100 which amounts to a $350 discount on the normal price.

Both devices were refurbished and even though they were not the latest, they included support for LTE services. The best thing with the deal was the fact that it gave users a free month of unlimited voice calling, one gigabyte worth of cellular data as well as free text messages. Soon after finishing the free data, customers were allowed to transition to the company’s standard offer of free 500MB data, 500 minutes and 500 text messages.

The company made a debut in 2012 and by the time it was making the announcement, it expected to hit one million customers within a few months time. The company had also managed to get funding from Intel Capital that it planned to expand its smartphone portfolio with. Before that funding, it had received another investment worth not less than $10 million from a major operator in Asia. With that funding, it planned to use its technology together with the operator’s network capabilities to offer simple and affordable plans to millions of users.

FreedomPop can be best described as a wireless internet mobile phone services provider. The company is well known to produce text, voice and wireless data services using two major networks platforms. The company has in the recent past also spread its wings to the US market and by the look of things, it is already doing well. The company is known for its phenomenal free mobile services that include voice, data and text. The company also sells broadband devices, tablets and mobile phones that customers use for its service.

The company has up to date managed to raise a lot of capital when compared to start-ups that started around the same time it was starting. All that can be contributed by the fact that it offers quality to customers cheaply hence attracting investors.

Real Life “Fixers” Do Exist

Look no further than Austin based Status Labs. President and co-founder, Darius Fisher can not only “fix your online reputation” but he can also effectively increase a brand’s sales and presence with a successful digital marketing and public relations campaign.

Since its founding in 2011, Status Labs has grown its staff to 30, opened offices in both New York and São Paulo and has amassed a client base of 1,500 in more than 35 countries. Athletes, politicians, Fortune 500 companies and other public figures come to them in hopes of getting a second chance.

Fisher and his team at Status Labs make it their business to handle any kind of online crisis as well as provide proactive solutions in an effort to avoid adversity and to positively impact a client’s online presence; with Google search results or social media before, during and after a crisis.

The Status Labs team stands by their work and their ability to provide top notch services to their clients. And, the PR community is noticing; PRWeek included Fisher in their Innovation 50, a list recognizing rising stars of the PR and digital communications profession. Status Labs has also received honorable mentions this year from the New York Times and Yahoo! News for their role in assisting victims of the Ashley Madison hack.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Fisher has worked as a copywriter at Agora Publishing as well as a political consultant. He has also developed highly successful companies that have generated more than $20 million.

Three Amazing Apps To Get On Your Phone Right Now

Thanks to the way smartphones have taken over the world, people can now access almost everything with a click of a button. Want to watch TV shows as you commute? There’s an app for that. Want to meet new people so you are never without friends on one of your trips around the world? You can download an app that does this, and more. While technology critics may scoff at the attention millennials bestow on their smartphones, they cannot deny that the reason why their critique is reaching so many people is because of the networked world created by smartphones and the internet.

So, what are the three essential apps you definitely need to download right now to improve your smartphone experience?

Skout – There are dating apps and then there is Skout – an app that focuses on building long term relationships between its users. Skout is the best way to meet new people and expand your circle of friends because with this app, you don’t ever need to be alone. If you want to socialize and network with new people, you can find them because this app works on the basis of your location.

It is also an amazing app for networking on a global scale. If you are used to traveling a lot, then you would be able to make friends instantly in a new city and you don’t ever have to be alone. Skout is being used by millions of people for this very reason. Unlike other social networking apps where you only get to interact with your friends online, Skout actually lets you meet them and spend time with them.

Amazon Video – An account with Amazon Video is something on a lot of people’s Christmas Wish List. With this app, you can stream a number of TV shows and movies on the go. If you are a Prime member, you don’t need to pay anything extra. Apart from that, you can also rent and buy a number of titles on Amazon. If you are a Prime member, you would also get access to a number of original series by Amazon like Transparent which recently won a Golden Globe. You would also be able to watch these shows and videos on your iPad and iPhone. Some titles can be downloaded to be viewed offline.

GoPro – If you love sharing videos on Facebook, Instagram and other social networking sites, you would love GoPro because this app lets you connect your phone’s camera directly to these accounts. This means that every time you make a video, the short clip edited by you could be shared with all your friends with relative ease and comfort. Live preview, HiLight tagging, and many other amazing features are offered with this app to make your social life better. Plus, your camera stays updated, thanks to GoPro.

With these three apps, you can take care of three major requirements of your life straight from your phone – networking with new people, catching up on entertainment, and sharing your special memories with all your friends.

Shaygan Kheradpir Climbing Success Stairs

News about Shaygan Kheradpir joining Coriant to work as the Chief Executive Officer is all over the internet. Coriant is one of the leading companies in the United States that supplies dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. The company has full-service offices in over 100 countries and serves the world’s top tier Communications Service Providers (CSPs). Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir was tapped by the management to help drive the company’s growth strategy and strengthen focus on new network solutions.

It seems Coriant knew who they are entrusting this prestigious position. For many years, Shaygan has been recognized globally as a renowned business and technology expert. He is a respected executive who has many years of experience in a broad range of fields such as technology, telecom, innovation and finance.

Shaygan Kheradpir did not earn his reputation overnight. He started his career at GTE Corporation but later moved to Verizon to work as the EVP & Chief Information Officer. Shaygan has also served as the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Barclays. While working at Barclays, he was also invited to be part of the bank’s Executive Committee. Basically, before taking his current position at Coriant, he has worked for a plethora of companies both big and small.

Shaygan has managed to have a successful career because of his good education. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s, a master’s and a bachelor’s in engineering. He is a go-getter who believes in education as the key to success in life. Because of his hard work and dedication, he has received several honors and patents spanning technology, business, innovation and media. It is because of his contribution in technology that he was appointed to serve in the Cornell University Engineering Council and the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Questioned on why they gave him this challenging position, the company said that Mr. Kheradpir is a proven business and technology leader with extensive knowledge of a broad range of fields. The management released a statement on their official website saying that Shaygan’s expertise will play an important role in the company’s growth.

Darius Fisher Points out How to Clean up Google Name Search Results

The Internet is a never ending source of information. That can be a good thing but it can also be a rather bad thing. Information about you can appear on the search engine that is not desirable. However, Darius Fisher, the owner of Status Labs, offers up different pointers for making sure this is not necessarily possible and that the search engines have only necessary information displayed.

In order to find out exactly what is located on a search engine, you need to log out of your Google account. From Gmail to YouTube and everything else in between, if you are logged onto your account the search engine is going to automatically showcase information associated with your account which others might not be able to see. So, log out and clear out the browser history and stored cache. This way, the Google search is organic and doesn’t offer this usually hidden information.

After performing the Internet search, it is possible to then go through and identify problems with the search results and to progress with the removal. First, you might find social media posts and images you don’t like. You can go to your social media accounts and remove theses posts in order to help clear up the search results. You have to keep in mind that whenever posting content on social media it is likely going to end up on search engines, even if the content is marked as “private.” In the world of the Internet nothing is really private.

One great way to push away negative content is by reviewing and creating new content. Perhaps you should create a blog or write new information. This becomes cataloged and is more likely to be pushed towards the top of search engine results. It can make it more difficult for anything negative to be found. It is just a good reason why sharing your thoughts through a blog is a good idea.

Darius Fisher is the owner of Status Labs and he has made it his responsibility to offer insights into how people can protect themselves and their reputations online.

New York Real Estate Market For Early December

The latest numbers for New York real estate are in. If you’re wondering what the market is doing this week then this article will fill you in with all the latest news.

Multifamily home dollar volume was up 97% to over 1.6 billion. The increase in volume comes with a 5% slip in sales for September. The lower 5th Avene saw retail leasing up just over 14% to $1,244 per square foot. Unemployment up slightly in the 3rd quarter, but still over a percentage less than this time last year.

In residential numbers, the absorption rate is down for both Manhattan and Midtown. Manhattan is seeing a rate of 4.1 percent while Midtown and Midtown east took a beating with sharp declines. The Halstad Property Development Marketing Report shows that nearly half of all properties in Brooklyn’s new development market have been sold with 51% of the inventory remaining.

Luxury apartment numbers are up in Manhattan where, according to the Olshan Realty Repot, 70 contracts were signed making 2015 November the highest since 2006.

If you would like more information on real estate in New York then Town Residential can help provide answers. A real estate broker that is familiar and successful with a variety of real estate is important in helping any individual or business make decisions about the best options available.

Town Residential provides real estate opportunities in multiple areas of New York for both residential and commercial purposes. If you are looking to get involved in the real estate market or looking to buy a new property for family or business Town Residential can help.

How to Create Your Own Brand as a Lawyer

Lots of up and coming lawyers want to establish their own brand. Who better to ask advice on this than Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. Ricardo has successfully built up his brand. Now he hopes to pass on some sage advice to any of you looking to do the same.

According to Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho it’s much easier than some thing.

“All you have to do is pay attention and makes some really good choices. Building your brand starts out with just doing the simple things. Once you have mastered the simple things, everything else will fall into place.”

–Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Let’s take a look at some of these tips now.

1)Create a portfolio online. Trust is hard to come by these days. You have to begin from ground zero in some cases. Advertise your past work and cases. Get permission from your clients to use their testimonials. Post all of this on your site. This will help to build some trust. If one client sees who you have helped out someone they know, this will go a long way to proving yourself.

Any kind of online professional database is crucial. Post your site and resume up there. Let people see you. This is not the time to be shy.

2)What types of services can you offer? Showcase these skills. You have to set yourself apart from all the rest. Attend some events. This is another crucial step to getting your brand out. If people do not see who you are, why would they hire you for a job?

3)Get in the habit of speaking at some events. Do not sell your product. Sell you and your skills. This is where the key to success lies. If you do not feel comfortable doing this in the beginning, how will you make something of yourself in the courtroom?

4)Write about what you know. Focus on getting published. Do not go overboard with this though. You will be sending out the wrong message if you do. Limit social media blogging and commenting to the bare minimum. The idea is to put yourself out there, but not go into overdrive.

You can find out more about Ricardo on his personal blog. Ask him a question on Twitter. Log onto his business site. There is plenty of avenues to get in touch with him. Learning from him is one of the best ways to build your brand.

About Nashville’s Property Value Increase And The New Basketball Team

Nashville city has in the recent past become a city where tall condos have totally replaced one story buildings. The city has also made a rather funny twist when matters related to the most sought after areas are concerned. The once most avoided areas are currently the most sought after. On top of that, the city is also expected to make a historic increase when matters related to property values are concerned.

According to the area’s property assessor, an estimated average of between 33 and 37 percent is expected in the upcoming reappraisal of 2017. The estimation is expected even though appreciation varies by neighborhood. Currently, the city has rapidly developing neighborhoods and others that are a bit slow. For instance, parts of East Nashville and Inglewood have in the last two years experienced a lot of growth.

The last time the city had an appraisal was in 2013 and it witnessed a 5.3 percent increase when compared to 2009. The anticipated increase is set to mark the city’s single biggest spike in matters property values since 1989 when the state of Tennessee made it a requirement for municipalities to reassess the value of properties after every four years.

Nashville might have all what it has today but it does not have a professional basketball team. However, Nashville residents have not given up on the city having a team again. Scott Lumley plans to do away with all negative memory that the last team left. He is hoping that he will succeed where others have failed before. He says that he will use professionalism, cooperation and preparation with other involved parties to make the difference.

He has spent a lot of his time signing players, selling tickets, looking into matters corporate sponsorships and marketing for the Nashville Rhythm. Scott is not new to management and business. He runs several successful businesses and embraces the use of technology and the internet when managing his businesses. For the last year alone, all his three entities when combined earned him not less than $47 million. He is a firm believer that to be successful, hard work and smart thinking have to be incorporated.