Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tempe Entrepreneur Joshua Hadley Nominated as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semifinalist

EY Award Semifinalist Recognized For Great Leadership in Entrepreneurial Venture

Tempe, Arizona, May 08, 2014 - Local entrepreneur and Now Communications Founder and CEO, Joshua Hadley, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This prestigious award celebrates business leaders who wholeheartedly believe in their mission, embrace and take on challenges and want to make the world a better place for the future generation.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates strong entrepreneurs who creatively find ways to raise capital and grow their enterprises and Joshua Hadley is no exception. He started Now Communications in a friend’s spare bedroom in 2009, and has since transformed his media company into the preferred DirecTV retailer and the top volume dealer in Arizona.

Hadley was acknowledged for excellence in the topic of telecommunications, as one of the winners in the state of Arizona for 2014.

Hadley is excited to pour that momentum in to his new venture Farmers Brand, which developed Green Lightning™, a safe, all-purpose fertilizer product with a groundbreaking Nano Organic Technology™ that creates rapid nutrient absorption and amazing growth in all plants.

“Arizona is a great place to raise a family, and I want to give back by creating a 1,000 jobs in the next 5 years with this amazing product,” said Hadley. "I believe that if we focus on making the world a better place through entrepreneurism, we will make a huge impact on the quality of life."

Hadley is honored by the Ernst and Young nomination and for the chance to be mentioned in the likes of many great entrepreneurs who had previously won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, such as Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO of Expedia, Inc., Nicholas Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow, Inc. and John Sperling, Founder of the Apollo Group.

“I am honored and grateful to be counted among the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs across the globe, it is an extremely elite class. Ernst and Young is an amazing company with a high level of operational integrity, in the world of business they are as good as it gets” said Hadley.

As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them in more than 150 cities in more than 60 countries. Ernst & Young is a global leader and are committed to building people's trust in professional services firms and the quality of financial reporting. Their Entrepreneur of the Year program is meant to honor those entrepreneurs who have a good idea and an even better method of making that idea happen.

Now Communications was also on The 2013 Inc. 500 List, ranked number 36 for one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

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Farmers brand is a company dedicated to creating amazing products for an amazing world. Our team is passionate about creating premium quality products that can be enjoyed by consumers everywhere.

We have a team comprised of INC 500 executives, retail experts, and an advisory team with Wall Street and main street experience. We love solving problems and are dedicated to providing the market with revolutionary products that make the world a better place. Learn more at

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Tempe, AZ 85284

Property Market sees Influx of Young, Savvy Buyers

While the end of the first-home buyer’s grant was expected to dampen the market’s appetite for new property, it has in fact created a range of new and creative buying trends amongst younger Australians.

Gold Coast, QLD, May 08, 2014 - While the end of the first-home buyer’s grant was expected to dampen the market’s appetite for new property, it has in fact created a range of new and creative buying trends amongst younger Australians.

These trends include ‘property shares’ and ‘guarantor’s support’, however the most widely used strategy has become borrowing to buy a first property and remaining as an investor rather than an owner-occupier.

Members Alliance CEO David Domingo says these creative strategies have made it possible for more first-home buyers to enter the property market than ever before.

“First-home buyers are now researching to find high growth suburbs and opting to buy rental apartments or houses while living at home or renting a different property,” says Mr Domingo.

“Trends are showing the preferred choice is new housing stock such as detached houses or inner-city apartments with affordability as a major factor.

“The simple fact is that Gen Y are preparing now for when they eventually move out of home, and it’s creating pent up demand for affordable, low-maintenance dwellings that fit this new criteria.”

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms first-home loans as a proportion of all owner-occupier finance commitments are at a record low.

Mr Domingo says an RP Data report of sales throughout 2013 show 39.4 per cent of capital city unit sales and 27.1 per cent of capital city house sales were below $400,000 – showing affordable opportunities for first-home buyers are still out there.

“There was unprecedented hype around Gen Y unable to enter the property market when the first-home buyers grant for established homes ended, but that has since died down with reports of young buyers now preferring to enter the property market as investors,” says Mr Domingo.

“2014 first-home buyer activity is growing with people aged between 25-35 who are now thinking creatively in terms of how they will enter the property market and buy their first property.

“It’s a matter of the buyer adapting to the ever-changing market and finding a way in that will benefit them financially in the long run, rather than buying a home to live in purely based on emotion.”

Members Alliance is a privately owned financial conglomerate, specialising in financial planning and financial services, providing clients with proven strategies and techniques to ensure a financially secure future.

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