Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bill Ringle Leads Forum on Caring for Critical Business Asset

On February 2, 2012,'s open conference call for entrepreneurs and business owners will address the subject "Taking Care of Your Most Important Business Asset: You, the Owner."

Philadelphia, PA, February 02, 2012 - Nationally known speaker, author, and CEO coach Bill Ringle will lead this month's forum, "Taking Care of Your Most Important Business Asset: You, the Owner," on Thursday, February 2, at 4:00pm ET. If you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or business leader, self-care is absolutely essential to ensuring the sustainability of your business' growth and productivity, the strength of your creativity and innovation, and the longevity of your career. The February conversation addresses this issue through concrete, practical suggestions for self-care gleaned from Ringle's significant experience as a serial entrepreneur, CEO coach, and nationally-recognized growth strategist to senior management.

The forum will help listeners identify the "sticking points" that repeatedly cause distraction and disruption in their lives, understand how splintered attention causes diminished productivity, take a stand for a stronger support system, and refuse to tolerate conditions that drain and deplete their optimal energy. Ringle will lead listeners through a system to create changes that are easy and automatic, so that they are rapidly adopted.

"The neglect of self-care is often seen as a macho badge of honor, especially in the tech sector, where leaders often learn that it's better to brag about pulling an all-nighter than to complain that the client demo isn't ready because they didn't have enough time," says Ringle. "In the life science and medical device fields, I often hear echoes of the medical hazing that MD's typically encounter during residencies as they now, as business leaders, set unrealistic expectations for themselves and their team. This month's topic is about rational self-care. And that's not to say let's all hold hands and sing Kumbaya and cross our fingers that the project work gets done. Instead, you'll discover the principles of good self-care that lead to high productivity for yourself and your team. Bring your biggest challenges, puzzles, and conundrums to this month so we can unravel the mystery of self-care and rapidly get back on a productive direction." gives business owners and entrepreneurs answers to their most pressing business growth questions. The website and accompanying conference calls, focusing on a different subject each month, will give business owners unprecedented access to Ringle's expertise, experience, and advice, as well as allow them to benefit from the shared exchanges with other business owners. March's topic, "Ways to Improve Cashflow," will discuss important warning signs and pointers for success in that area.

Bill Ringle works with entrepreneurs and CEOs who want to overcome the five big challenges to business growth so that they can run profitable and rewarding businesses rather than become stuck and overwhelmed in unfulfilling and draining roles. He has worked on four continents, is the author of four business books, and inspires and educates thousands of business leaders each year through his speaking, coaching, interactive programs, and educational products.

For more information and to participate, visit

Meredith Hegg
491 Baltimore Pike, Suite 209
Springfield, PA 19064

Chinese rush to buy gold as alternative investment, claims AAA

The week-long new year festival in China has prompted huge sales in gold, as more and more Chinese investors turn to alternative asset classes, according to AAA.

Boston, MA, February 02, 2012 - The week-long new year festival in China has prompted huge sales in gold, as more and more Chinese investors turn to alternative asset classes, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The alternative investment advocacy group welcomed the news of the 57.6 per cent rise in sales of precious metal jewellery. Figures from the Ministry of Commerce also show that many people bought up investments in the form of gold bars and ingots, as well as the more traditional jewellery.

Guan Qiang, the assistant manager at Caibai, one of the most popular jewellery retailers in Beijing, said "Long treasured by Chinese, gold is no longer owned only by a privileged few, but has become a new investment channel open to all.” Giving gold as a gift to loved ones is a popular part of the New Year tradition, however, this year more than most, it is being sought out as an alternative investment, AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson said.

Mr Johnson explained that there is a lot of new wealth in China, but investors are concerned about investing in the stock markets, due to the fact that the global economy is still unstable. He explained, “investing in the stock market is no longer the obvious option for most, as alternatives that are more loosely correlated with wider economic performance are becoming more popular.”

Ms Qiang added, "You can hardly even see the gold bars, necklaces and pendants in the display case. People seem crazy about gold, snatching it up more like a 'cheap cabbage' than such a precious metal,"

AAA is a supporter of alternative investments of all kinds, but is especially interested in impact investing and other forms of ethical investments. This include forestry investment schemes like the non-native, sustainable plantation schemes operated by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Free Generic MLM training for Network marketers finally available at is going to be a game changer for the average networker”, said Mike Beal Co-founder of

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Dan Block
123 N. Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61107

FRA highlights Money Morning article as a 'Great place to start'

A new report on the benefits of timber investment in Money Morning, has attracted attention and praise from FRA.

Bainbridge Island, WA, February 01, 2012 - A new report on the benefits of timber investment in Money Morning, has attracted attention and praise from Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

The research and analysis consultancy has highlighted the article, written by investment writer Don Miller, as “A great place to start your research if are considering investing in forestry.”

Mr Miller lists the numerous benefits of opting for a timber investment, arguing that the option is a low-risk strategy with better returns than most, or even all, traditional asset classes. In fact, Mr Miller states, “Investing in timber has proven to be more profitable – and less risky – than any other asset class for almost 100 years.”

According to figures from The Campbell Group, cited in the article, timber returns have averaged 14 per cent each year between 1987 and 2010. In addition, the returns on timber are a lot less volatile than the returns on equity investments, according to the figures.

FRA supports the claim that timber investments are a good idea when the economy is struggling, as it holds its own while other asset classes falter. An example given my Mr Miller is that of the Great Depression, during which timber prices increased by 233 per cent, while stock market values tumbled by 70 per cent.

“Although the effect during the current downturn will not be felt quite as strongly as this, there are several features of timber investment that makes it attractive at times like these,” claimed Peter Collins, FRA’s analysis partner.

One of the best reasons for investing in timber is the lack of pressure on when the investment should be cashed in, Claims FRA. When the tree reaches maturity, if timber prices aren’t great, you can simply hang on in there and watch your asset grow even further. "Most timber-grade trees grow an average of per cent per year – which means that every year you don't cut them down, they're worth about eight per cent more," explained Miller.

Firms like Greenwood Management offer great deals on timber investments, through plantation schemes in Brazil and Canada. Initial outlays needn’t be more than around $10,000 and investors will get a more diverse portfolio in exchange.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Incite Creative helps PaintPrints Make its Mark

The Hadassah Medical Center pioneers stem cell research to improve and potentially cure the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases and conditions.

Baltimore, MD, February 01, 2012 - Incite Creative is proud to announce its involvement with local artist, Stephanie Levine, in helping to shape her brand and create exposure for her collection of original works titled, PaintPrints by Staphanie in conjunction with her recent honoring at the Hadassah Medical Center’s 6th annual CELL-A-BRATE event on January 28th in Baltimore, MD.

The Hadassah Medical Center pioneers stem cell research to improve and potentially cure the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases and conditions. Hadassah chose to honor Stephanie because of her achievements as an artist and as an inspirational person with a disability. Although Ms. Levine has been wheelchair bound due to Cerebral Palsy her entire life, she has been living an active life as a volunteer and more recently as an artist.

The "PaintPrints" brand combines Stephanie's passion for painting and acknowledges the tools of her trade — the palm of her hand and her own fingerprint. The logo Incite created leverages her thumbprint as a repeating pattern to create a flower-like shape – an element of nature that is oftentimes included in her paintings.

"My team and I were honored to play a role in creating a unique brand for such a unique woman," says Incite Creative President, Dina Wasmer. "Stephanie has the potential to inspire so many people with her story and her paintings but needed some help to reach those who might otherwise not get the opportunity. We were happy to donate our time and services to promote PaintPrints and above all else, know that we were able to put a proud smile on Stephanie's face."

Incite Creative provided name development, logo design, business card design, and custom Facebook fan page design for the organization, in addition to art direction of on-site photography at the artist's home, copywriting and public relations and social media services. For more information about Stephanie Levine and her art work, you can follow her on Facebook at:

About Incite Creative:
Entering its twelfth year in business, Incite Creative is a marketing and graphic design firm that specializes in strategic positioning, brand development and creative implementation services for Mid-Atlantic, small-to-mid-sized companies and organizations that have national and international reach. For more information, log onto or contact Dina Wasmer at 410-366-9479 ext. 2# or

Dina Wasmer
Incite Creative, Inc
1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 113
Baltimore, MD 21202

GoingOn & Emory Announce Free Webinar on the Emerging Role of Social Academic Networks in Higher Education

Webinar Will Discuss How Emory University is Utilizing Social Technologies to Enrich Communications and Build a More Engaged Campus

San Francisco, CA, January 31, 2012 - GoingOn Networks, in conjunction with Emory University, today announced that it is a hosting a free webinar for higher education professionals interested in understanding the role of social academic networks in helping modernize communications and to increase engagement across faculty, students and staff. The webinar, “Building an Engaged Campus,” will be held on February 9 at 11am PT (2pm EST) and led by Alan Cattier, Director of Academic Technology Services at Emory University. Cattier will offer best practices from 15 years of using social technologies in education at Emory University and share his vision for building a vibrant, more engaged campus.

“Modern social technologies are dramatically changing the way we communicate, connect and share information,” said Cattier. “Colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to harness these technologies to improve student engagement and facilitate more meaningful communications across campus. As we’ve seen at Emory, an academic network can be an incredibly vibrant and vital component to today’s academic ecosystem.”

Long before the emergence of Facebook, Emory University pioneered LearnLink, an institution-wide online network for streamlining communication and engaging students, faculty and staff around both academic and co-curricular activities. Nearly 15 years and millions of posts later, LearnLink has become an integral part of the “Emory Experience,” and has helped to set the bar for online engagement in higher education. ?

“Emory University is again at the forefront of using these social technologies to re-shape how students and faculty engage in academic life,” said Jon Corshen, CEO of GoingOn Networks. “As Emory demonstrates, institution-wide academic networks are helping to transform static SIS, LMS and Portal systems into dynamic ‘virtual commons’ where students, faculty and staff can more effectively discover, share and connect with their school’s most relevant information and resources, including each other.”

In this 60-minute webinar, participates will:

* Learn how social technologies are being utilized to help streamline communications and foster student engagement?

* Discuss the emerging role of Private Academic Social Networks, and how they differ from Facebook & Twitter

* Discover how to transform static portals into "intelligent activity streams" that ensure that you get the right information to the right people in the right way

* Explore new tools for fostering connections & collaboration between colleagues, cohorts and classmates?

* Learn how students, faculty and staff can benefit from a connected campus

Professionals from the office of the CIO, academic technologies, student affairs, academic affairs and continuing education interested in attending can register for the webinar at

For more information about GoingOn Networks or its Academic Engagement Network, visit

About GoingOn Networks, Inc.
GoingOn is an innovative academic social networking platform that enables students, faculty and administrators to more effectively connect, collaborate and learn. GoingOn offers the first fully integrated platform for higher education that enables institutions to build an internal academic network where students and faculty can more easily share resources, create online communities and curate their academic connections, while keeping them separate from their personal social networks. The GoingOn platform combines a powerful community-building environment with integrated academic networking features and a modern stream-based architecture that allows any type of information, activity or event to be easily published to communities, user groups or to a user’s personalized Virtual Commons. Delivered as an on-demand solution leveraging open source foundations and incorporating leading-edge social web technologies, the GoingOn platform can easily be integrated into existing LMS and SISs and deployed as a single community or an institution-wide network.  For more information, please visit

Lindsey Mikal
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206