The Foresight of Billy McFarland

Society marvels at individuals who have great success, but they fail to realize that these individuals are action-takers, a quality that is rare. Billy McFarland is such an action oriented person. He began his first business at the young age of 13 when he formed a business that found customers for a local business.

When he was a freshman computer engineering student at Bucknell University, he founded a company called Spling, which takes URLs of businesses and transforms them into a graphic. This helps to enhance the content for the business’s online presence and helps to brand the company and its product. According to CNBC, Billy McFarland still serves as the CEO of this ongoing business which sports clients such as Universal and Discovery.

At the age of 23, in 2013, McFarland started a New York City-based operation called Magnises. The idea was to form a basis for millennials to get together at their favorite hangouts, restaurants, bars, clubs, concerts, meeting places and special events at a substantial discount.

The annual dues are $250 which entitles each member to “The Black Card.” This card copies the member’s data from his or her debit or credit card and is used to pay the bill at member businesses while simultaneously applying the discount.

The concept has worked so well that at the end of 2015 there were over 10,000 members and still growing. Millennials love to group together and talk about themselves, their accomplishments, and get business contacts. Why not get the discounts and enjoy the ride?

It is not unusual to find a complementary bottle of wine at a restaurant, or preferred seating at an event or concert.

Magnises has been a very popular addition to Manhatten millennial activities, and other metro areas who have heard of the concept are anxious to have the same attraction. Billy McFarland is actively considering expansion and cities in his headlights include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and London.

A recent addition of cash to the tune of $3 million hasn’t hurt the cause either. The business model is working exceptionally well, and McFarland feels that the time is right to exploit the concept. Opportunities come and go, and McFarland doesn’t want this one to slip away.


Why Should You Trust Cone Marshall With Your Estate and Trust Tax Problems

New Zealand may have one of the most transparent tax systems in the world, but that doesn’t make compliance a walk in the park. Without proper guidance, an attempt at correcting your tax problems may be overwhelming and in worst cases go awry. If you are setting up a business, trust or need estate advice in New Zealand, seek advice from a licensed tax advisory firm with an in-depth knowledge of the country’s tax system. And that’s where the Cone Marshall Barristers and certified Solicitors come in.

Come Marshall Limited also stands more qualified than any other law firm or tax compliance agency in the country for two different reasons. Firstly, it was the first law office in New Zealand to specialize in international tax systems and compliance.

Additionally, Cone Marshall Limited was founded and run by some of the brightest and most experienced minds in the field of tax and international law. For instance, one of the founders, Geoffrey Cone served as a professional attorney for more than a decade before partnering with an equally qualified Karen Marshall to set up the company.


What does Cone Marshall do?

Since inception, Cone Marshall Limited has been specializing in global wealth planning by providing advisory services to both local and international agencies. The company primarily works with international families, agencies as well as banks and helps them set up trusts or partnerships or corporations in New Zealand. The company’s primary role, in this case, involves the interpretation of the various policies controlling composition of foreign companies. In some instances, the company is actively engaged in the establishment of such institutions on behalf of their international clients.


Apart from guiding their clients on tax reporting both locally and to their parent countries, the company also helps interpret other complex policies regarding succession, liquidation, consolidations, and mergers. During such scenarios, Cone Marshall helps the involved with compliance to the local laws as well as tax reporting to the various fiscal authorities. In the past, the company has also been involved in the formulation and review of several tax policies and legislative bills touching on the country’s tax system.


Why should you trust Cone Marshall limited?

Trust the Marshall’s not just because the company is led by the industry’s brightest minds, but also because they have been providing the services you need more than anyone else. Additionally, the company guarantees their clients that all their inquiries are protected by the legal and professional client-attorney privilege.


Pastor Hosea Collins and His Transformation with Dherbs


Pastor Hosea Collins has recently been in the media because he made a life-changing decision to save someone that he cared about. He used the famous Dherbs Cleanse to lose 130 pounds. This weight loss not only benefited him, but it benefited his wife’s health. Hosea COllins was introuduced to the cleanse from the Dherb’s website,

According to, the Dherbs Cleanse is a body cleanse that works throughout the full body. It is an online resource for a variety of herbal supplements. Collins used 5 of these supplements to lose his weight over a period of seven months. His wife needed a kidney and he wanted to volunteer his very own. He was too overweight at the time, so this is what inspired him to start the Dherbs regiment. While using the cleanse, Collins also held a strict diet and began a daily exercise routine. Collins was over 300 pounds at the start of the cleanse, and has now dropped down to 222 pounds. He was then admitted to be a part of the kidney swap program and is still waiting to hear whether he is a suitable match for his wife. He feels that his life has completely changed since his weight loss, and his goal is to return back to his weight of 200 pounds.


Hosea Collins appeared on the Steve Harvey show on June 6th, 2016 to talk about this journey to health.


More Information About the Dherbs Cleanse

The Cleanse is used to detoxify the body. Through the detoxifying process, any unnecessary weight is released. The immune system is also strengthened and energy levels are increased but toxins are being released. Patients have also reported a more positive attitude towards events that were happening in their lives. To learn more about the Dherbs process, and it’s positive effects on the body visit  Otherwise you can learn more about the progress people have made on the official Tumblr account of

Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory Lunches the Three-Month Accelerator Program

Swiss Startup Factory was launched in 2014. It is based in Zurich, and it focuses on thriving digital entrepreneurs. Swiss Startup Factory provides exciting opportunities from the first day through their strong network in Switzerland and all over the world. Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is a platform where innovation meets execution. SSUF runs a three-month start-up accelerator program that provides an exceptional platform for mentoring, coaching, services, and office spaces strategically located in Zurich. Furthermore, SSUF has a solidly established entrepreneurial network that helps them to achieve their ambitious goals. SSUF has a mission of providing young and talented entrepreneurs in Switzerland a platform that guides them through the business-driven process to achieve their ambitions.


Accelerator program

Mike Baur is the founder of Swiss Startup Factory. SSUF supports young accelerator companies that specialize in digital technologies. The accelerator program selects and evaluates the investment enabled startups. SSUF then helps the startups by mentoring them. The next batch will begin in September 2016; therefore, interested parties can apply to become part of the portfolio of Swiss Startup Factory. The accelerator program is a source of likeminded people who can come up with connections and share them.


The three-month program offers affordable prices for desks, conference rooms, and office spaces. The office space features a welcome area, conference room lunch room, fitness room, free wifi, storage space, in-house film studio, and Nespresso bar. SSUF is now aiming at Fintech startups so that it will launch the accelerator program this summer. SSUF has partnered with the Geneva-Fintech Accelerator Fusion in a bid to make the accelerator program a success.


Swiss Startup Factory hires a top financial entrepreneur

Mike Baur announced that SSUF had hired a former entrepreneur on board. The new member is an investor and a mentor. Mike Baur has hired Michael Hartweg to join SSUF team. Michael is Fintech investor and mentor for young entrepreneurs and Fintech founders. Michael has not been operational in derivatives specialists Leonteq and its shares for close to two years now.


About Mike Baur

Mike is the founding partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has been working in the Swiss banking industry for 20 years, and he is the man behind the fundraising and financing rounds at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 39 in 2014 when he founded SSUF together with two partners. Baur has an MBA from University of Rochester New York and an executive MBA from the University of Bern.


Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa: How to take high-quality photos using your Smartphone

In order to take good quality photos with your Smartphone, here are 10 useful tricks from Figueroa to help enhance your Smartphone photography.

Prepare for a good shot

Take your time by creating a good composition, improving the shot angle and lighting as well as determining where the individual whose photos you’re taking should be looking. These are actually basic aspects to quality photography on Crunchbase, and you should also apply them when using your smartphone.

Learn the principles of composition

Nothing rivals composition as a means to take interesting pictures. Speaking of rules of composition, turn on the grid lines on your smartphone. This superimposes a series of grid lines on your Smartphone’s camera screen on that’s centered on the rule of thirds which states that a photo should be fragmented into thirds, both vertically and horizontally; thus you have nine sections in total. Therefore, by placing the person or object of interest at the point of intersection between the grid lines, your picture will appear more balanced and interesting.

Get closer to your object

Often, you are tempted to zoom in especially when taking photos from a distance. However, you should avoid zooming in because it can make your picture appear blurry. In contrast, get closer to what you want to capture. You don’t want to compromise on the quality of your picture.

Use natural light

A photo taken with a flash of the Smartphone camera often looks overexposed, has negatively altered colors and the human subjects appear washed out. Rather than using the flash of your Smartphone, why not make the most use of natural light? This affords the photo a more balanced lighting.

Get a third-party camera app

For better Smartphone shots, you need to get any of the renowned third-party camera applications including Camera 360, Manual, Camera +, Camera ZOOM FX and ProCamera. As opposed to the standard app in your phone, third party applications mainly offer several options, including adjusting zoom, use of different flash alternatives, and so on. Source:

Understand the features in the Camera Application

You can either read the guidelines on the developer’s site or watch a video tutorial on YouTube to learn about the various features of your camera app.

Sensible use of HDR

HDR, the acronym for High Dynamic Range helps you achieve a balanced exposure in a picture characterized by enough shadows and highlights. However, by overusing this Smartphone feature, you risk taking pictures that look out of place.

Use filters moderately

There are quite a number of things that specific filters can do. For instance, specific filters can allow you to highlight certain details which were previously unnoticeable. Nevertheless, not all your photographs need filters. So, be wise.

Know how to edit

Editing your photographs is imperative. You can take advantage of the numerous photo editing apps out there for Smartphones according to Figueroa. You can download and start using VSCO or Snapseed mobile app and explore the various editing options like saturation, fill light, contrast and grain.

A clean lens

Always make sure the lens of your Smartphone camera is clean. Simply clean it regularly before taking photos.

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is an entrepreneur and a mentor for aspiring business professionals. Although he is a Venezuelan native, he is a reputable Panamanian professional executive. At the moment, he serves five Panamanian companies in three role capacities: The president, CEO, and treasurer.

Doe Deere’s Lime Crime Makeup Paints World In Bright Crazy Colors

If you thought makeup was just makeup, then you’ve never tried on Lime Crime cosmetics. This is not makeup for the faint of heart; it’s bold, sexy and highly pigmented. The colors are strangely beautiful, too. Consider Cement, Squash, Raven, Peacock, Metallic Gold or Alien Green lipsticks.

Lime Crime CEO and founder, Doe Deere, has never gone for anything typical. Even as a young girl growing up in her native Russia, she enjoyed playing with wild hues and her whimsical imagination. When she later moved to New York City, her unique creativity flourished, dabbling in a rock band, sewing clothing for a fashionable Ebay store and learning to carve her own niche in the world.

In an interview with, Doe Deere talked about launching Lime Crime in 2008, after having difficulty in tracking down vibrant cosmetics she liked wearing. She decided then, that she would create her own brand and did so fearlessly. She wasn’t sure the concept would fly, but to her amazement, Lime Crime was embraced by young women and men around the world.

The makeup is strong, in your face and designed for the modern woman. Not only do her beautiful lipsticks, eye shadows and liners enhance one’s beauty, but these quality pigmented cosmetics also empower those who put them on.

Doe Deere believes that there are many kinds of beauty here in the universe, and that if someone wears metallic gold lipstick or one in bright peacock blue, it is really alright. For far too long, society has told women which makeup is proper and which ones are not. Doe Deere doesn’t share that philosophy. In fact, her beauty mission is spelled out clearly at her shopping website’s About Us page:

“I make makeup for girls and boys like me, who live life unapologetically. Lime Crime is freedom to be you!”

Lime Crime’s Instagram page has becomes one of the stand-outs of social media, already picking up 2.4 million followers and growing rapidly. Doe Deere believes that e-commerce is the way to fly when trying to elevate a brand and the products you believe in. She actively engages her major global fan base, and they share inspirational Lime Crime selfies.

Selling tons of lipstick online might sound impossible, especially when women have had to rely on the product merely swiped on a blank piece of paper or crushed. Lime Crime found a better way, and everyone can thank Doe Deere for the innovation. It’s showing the shade as an “on-lip” lipstick swatch, shown on the actual lips. It’s pretty genius; check it out here at LimeCrime’s shopping website.

Lime Crime is also sold in popular brick and mortar stores like Urban Outfitters.

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Sam Tabar Invests in the Future


Sam Tabar has spent a large part of his career in the fund management industry. Tabar was head of capital strategy for Merrill Lynch. He gave instructions to investors focusing on endowments, foundations, pensions, fund of funds, and family offices. Tabar was able to build front and back office teams of expert staff.


Before working for Merrill Lynch he served as Co-Head of Marketing for Sparx Group. It was the largest privately operated fund in the Asia Pacific area. Tabar was big into marketing and would oversee all marketing efforts. Sam Tabar has a skill for connecting with new investment firms all across the globe.


In the past Sam Tabar has worked as an attorney for several firms such as Skadden, Arps, Meagher, and Slate & Flom. He has obtained a Masters of Law from Columbia Law School and also studied arts at Oxford University. He graduated with all honors.


While Sam Tabar was studying in school he picked up a gig working for the Columbia Business Law Journal as an editor to make some money and get experience with journalism and media. Working with the journal teaches you a lot about how stories get marketed. In addition, he is an active member of member of the New York State Bar, as per his Lawyerist profile page.


On the side Tabar has been working as a private investor helping small startups grow. One of his biggest investments was to a small company called SheThinx. Tabar was one of the first investors for this company. Beauty products and feminine hygiene products have played a big role in women’s lives about how women should look in society. There have been standards set for how a women should look and act in public. This makes some women more insecure about the way they look and afraid to stand up for what they believe is right.


SheThinx is a new company dedicated to changing the feminine hygiene industry. The company has a mission to help women stand up for themselves and realize they have the power to make changes in society as well. Women can be just as successful as men.  That discovery of what charitable contributions can actually accomplish motivated Sam to go out on his own as well.  That’s why Sam made his GoFundMe page for African charities.

From Now On, It’s Only FreedomPop For Me

I rarely take advice that I get from friends and family members, but I had to listen when they told me to join FreedomPop because it was something that save me a lot of money. I’ve been with T-Mobile for the last 10 years, and I can’t believe that I made the switch to another company, but there are several reasons why did this. Although I enjoyed using the services that T-Mobile provided me, FreedomPop is giving me a much better deal for a lot less. I can’t understand why a company as big as T-Mobile can’t give me better prices for the service I was using.

I was getting unlimited talk and text, but my data was never unlimited, and I was paying over $60 each month. If I went over my data, I ended up paying even more money. I was told that I should use Wi-Fi services to accommodate myself when I needed more data, but why should I do that when I have unlimited services? I really got sick and tired of getting a higher bill each month, and I figured that I could go to another company that had lower prices.

FreedomPop has such low prices that I wonder how they stay in business. FreedomPop even has free cell phone service that I had considered getting, but I like the thought of having unlimited services that I can use at any time. I simply unlocked my T-Mobile phone and was able to use it on the FreedomPop network, which is something that was very convenient. After getting my phone unlocked, I purchased the FreedomPop sim card online, and unlike T-Mobile, I only paid $0.99 for the sim card, but T-Mobile charged me $20 when I bought their sim card.

I started my service the same day that the sim card came in the mail, and I’ve never once had a call drop or had bad call quality when I’m using FreedomPop services. I also learned that I can take my cell phone overseas in dozens of different countries to use the phone service, which is crazy because there are no roaming charges within those countries. Joining FreedomPop has been such a great change for me, and I would always encourage others who are tired of overpaying to companies like T-Mobile to switch the FreedomPop because their prices are really the best out there.

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FreedomPop Is Not Your Average Cell Phone Company

I hate overpaying for a cell phone, and I have been trying for years to make sure that I could pay less for a cell phone. I was so happy when I finally found FreedomPop, and I think that everyone should be using their plans. I was amazed to find out that they have the cheapest plans in the cell phone industry, and I was even more amazed to learn that they still have smartphones. I like having a smartphone that costs less money, and I like being able to get cheaper phones for everyone in the family.

I have FreedomPop phones for every member of my family, and I know that these phones are saving me money. The money that I am saving with FreedomPop can be used for other things, and I love the fact that the company is giving me more function for less money. I put a phone in everyone’s hand that is much less expensive, and I am able to pay a little more if the people in the family need more data, minutes or texts.

Our family is sticking to FreedomPop because we get a better signal, and we are using them because they are saving us a lot of money. All of us are able to use the phones to get work done during the day, and we have even considered using the wifi hotspots that they have. The hotspots are very good because we can set them up at home or in the office, and it is much easier for us to get work done because the FreedomPop network is so strong.

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Devco‘s $20 Million Loan Puts It in Trouble

DEVCO is one of the most respected corporations in New Brunswick. However, its reputation as a trustworthy and financially responsible corporation could soon be a thing of the past if the allegations about $20 million unpaid loan from CDRA is true.

According to an article that appeared on Press of Atlantic City, the corporation did not pay the interests and principal amounting to $1 million. To make matters worse, the company is already in arrears for five years. People have begun asking a lot of questions as to whether Devco has the moral ground to be entrusted with the city’s mega projects.

The loan, which was applied 11 years ago, was meant to boost the construction of The Heldrich, a hotel located in New Brunswick. The project was widely applauded by politicians including the President of the Senate Stephen Sweeney. The loan was a fraction of the $107 million collected by the corporation to build the hotel. However, the hotel has been a big disappointment to the corporation since it was completed in 2007.

About Devco

Devco is a non-profit organization tasked with ensuring New Brunswick is at par with current development standards required in a city. The company is behind over $1.6 billion worth of projects since it was started in the 1970s. Devco is well known for highly successful projects. Some of them include the New Stockton University City campus building, Middlesex County Family Courthouse and State Theatre Renovation.

The company prides itself in serving the community through a myriad of investments meant to accomplish certain goals. Its initiatives and development agendas are widely recognized in the country. Hence, it has been nominated for hundreds of awards. Under the leadership of Christopher Paladino, Devco continues to traverse the city’s developmental landscape with an aim to come up with a game-changing solution.