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Biz Coach Claire Announces VIP Training for Women Entrepreneurs with Business Grant

Uncover a holistic approach to building a business that you love, along with the opportunity to apply for a $25,000 business grant. Women entrepreneurs stuck in their professional and personal lives can look up to a personal mentor who has arisen from similar circumstances to scale new heights in business and feel fulfilled. Claire Niibu-Akau (aka Biz Coach Claire) welcomes aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesswomen to join her VIP Training course.

Juggling a business and leaping out of your comfort zone can be challenging. As women entrepreneurs start accomplishing their biggest goals, they begin experiencing imposter syndrome (es: feel flawed, fear they are being disloyal to their tribe and thus fear abandonment, afraid that success will be a bigger burden and fear of outshining). When experiencing success they begin to self sabotage themselves; this may show up as worry, blame & criticism, getting sick or hurt, not keeping agreements (even to themselves) and so much more.

All of these attitudes and many more such behaviors lead to eventual failure. Biz Coach Claire has been there as well. She stopped worrying about fitting into everyone’s expectations and started exploring a life she would love. She rediscovered and pursued her passions and purpose in life.

The VIP Training course includes:

  • A 4-part framework to build a business (abundance: time, money & fulfillment)
  • Ways to be productive by leveraging time
  • Attract soulmate clients like a magnet
  • Discover the key to unlock personal and abundance barriers
  • Find out the 3 Values for building a long-term business

Claire also conducts Group coaching, and the Femillionaires Private Club is an amazing, one of its kind place to find other empowered women and learn from them. The Femillionaire lives on a higher vibrational level, enjoys abundance and knows how to take quantum leaps in business and life.

“I was stuck; I knew I was capable of achieving more personally and professionally. From Claire I received the tools to build my confidence, improve my overall well-being and increase my business,” says a recent client.

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Foresight Completes Technological US Roadshow, Touring 19 Leading Vehicle Manufacturers and Tier One Suppliers

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision systems (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), today announced that last week the Company successfully completed a two-week series of technological demonstrations in the U.S. for 19 top American and global vehicle manufacturers, Tier One suppliers and autonomous systems developers.

The demonstrations generated great interest from many participating companies interested in engaging in POC projects to further evaluate the technology for possible enhancement of existing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Foresight presented the latest technological developments for its unique auto-calibration software solution, suitable for both stereo visible-light and thermal infrared cameras, and its ability to generate 3D information, either by separating stereo cameras or by creating a stereo system from existing mono cameras.

The current series of technological demonstrations was carried out in the Silicon Valley area and in Detroit, in collaboration with Teledyne FLIR, a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions. Foresight’s technological roadshows offer potential customers the chance to experience the Company’s unique solutions firsthand.

Forward-Looking Statements

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The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Foresight’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 30, 2021, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Foresight undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Foresight is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites.

About Foresight

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX) is a technology company developing smart multi-spectral vision software solutions and cellular-based applications. Through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., Foresight develops both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and “beyond-line-of-sight” accident-prevention solutions. Foresight’s vision solutions include modules of automatic calibration, sensor fusion and dense 3D point cloud that can be applied to diverse markets such as automotive, defense, autonomous vehicles and heavy industrial equipment. Eye-Net Mobile’s cellular-based solution suite provides real-time pre-collision alerts to enhance road safety and situational awareness for all road users in the urban mobility environment by incorporating cutting-edge AI technology and advanced analytics. For more information about Foresight and its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive, visit www.foresightauto.com, follow @ForesightAuto1 on Twitter, or join Foresight Automotive on LinkedIn.


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Miri Segal-Scharia, CEO, MS-IR LLC

+1 917-607-8654


1. https://www.foresightauto.com/
2. https://www.thenewswire.com/press-releases/1LaPFjxmQ-foresight-completes-technological-us-roadshow-touring-19-leading-vehicle-manufacturers-and-tier-one-suppliers.html

True Wind Capital Raises $817 Million for Second Fund

Continues Successful Strategy of Partnering with Strong Management Teams and Investing in Leading Technology Companies

SAN FRANCISCONov. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — True Wind Capital (“True Wind” or “the Company”), a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies, today announced the successful close of its second fund, True Wind Capital II, L.P., (“Fund II” or the “Fund”) with $817 million in equity commitments, exceeding the Fund’s target.

True Wind was launched in 2015 by Adam Clammer and James H. Greene, Jr., who previously founded and led KKR’s Global Technology Group. Fund II will continue True Wind’s strategy of partnering with strong management teams and investing in leading technology companies across niche sectors within large and growing markets, including software, data analytics, tech-enabled services, internet, financial technology, and hardware.

True Wind received significant support from existing Limited Partners from Fund I and added many new, notable LPs. The Company’s Fund II LP base consists of leading pension funds, asset managers, foundations, endowments,  family offices, and technology industry leaders across North AmericaEurope, and Asia.

Adam Clammer, Founding Partner of True Wind, said, “We are grateful for the continued confidence and strong support we received for Fund II from a diverse group of new and existing high caliber investors. True Wind continues to distinguish itself as a leading technology-focused investor by bringing large cap experience to the lower middle market and positioning our portfolio companies for enduring success.”

Notable investments already in Fund II include the acquisition of AIA Contract Documents, a premier provider of gold-standard, customizable contracts for the architecture, engineering and construction industries that enhance legal workflow, and Rover Group (NASDAQ: ROVR), a leading marketplace for pet services in the U.S.

James H. Greene, Jr., Founding Partner of True Wind, added, “True Wind continues to leverage our seasoned team’s operational capabilities and proven ability to source attractive investment opportunities. We look forward to continuing to provide our portfolio companies and their management teams with the investment capital and long-term strategic and operational support they need to scale and continue innovating.”

True Wind’s first fundraised $558 million in 2017. Notable Fund I investments include Open Lending (NASDAQ: LPRO), Sysnet Global Solutions, Zix (NASDAQ: ZIXI), Transflo, and LeadVenture.

About True Wind Capital
True Wind Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies. True Wind has a broad investing mandate, with deep industry expertise across software, data analytics, tech-enabled services, internet, financial technology, and hardware. Founded in 2015, True Wind has completed 10 platform investments and 20 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit https://www.truewindcapital.com.

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Enterprai Launches New Way for Global Macro Players to Stay on Top of Financial Markets

Enterprai sees strong demand for its workstation and data products from major global macro hedge funds and financial institutions, as it embarks on $10M funding round

LONDON and NEW YORKNov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprai – the AI-powered SaaS workstation for global macro professionals, pioneering predictive analytics for FX and fixed income markets – today launched a set of products offering global macro portfolio managers, traders, and analysts a new way to stay on top of financial markets. Off the back of strong demand for its product the Company is now embarking on its next funding round, seeking to raise a further $10M of growth capital to invest in tech and talent to further fuel client expansion.

Following 18 months of product research and development, Enterprai has built a proprietary event-driven architecture powering supervised machine learning models. From today, subscribers can scan, analyse, and monitor the latest market developments across multi asset classes including, FX, fixed income, equity derivatives. Additional features that will integrate both crypto currencies and central banks communications into Enterprai’s workstation are currently in production.

Enterprai is revenue-generating and has seen fast adoption of its workstation and data products by leading market players both on the sellside and buyside. Many portfolio managers, traders and analysts across global macro hedge funds, traditional asset management firms and bulge-bracket investment banks have already highlighted the alpha generating potential of Enterprai’s predictive analytics.

Highlights of the product offering include the ability for users to:

  • Gain an unprecedented view into FX and Rates market behaviour, based on live transactional data
  • Identify days from the past that show similar trading patterns to today’s market movement
  • Answer the question “what is driving asset prices today?”

Enterprai’s engineering, quant and strategy team have worked for some of the world’s preeminent financial and AI organisations – including BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Principal Global Investors and PolyAI – building infrastructure for machine learning data collection and constructing pre and post-trade analytics.

Enterprai’s product roll-out follows a successful funding round backed by 15 global angel investors including, Silicon Valley-based chip designer at Intel, Bharat Bharkhada and Arya Setiadharma, one of Indonesia’s most prominent angel investors.

Many global macro professionals – including those with experience from Rokos Capital Management, UBS and Barclays – who initially came to Enterprai as test users, subsequently invested as angels after discovering the full power and potential of the Company’s workstation and data analytics. These individuals have also played an important role in working alongside Enterprai’s team of quants and engineers to develop a set of products fit for the end user.

Deyan Ulevinov, Chief Product Officer, and co-founder of Enterprai commented on the product roll out:

“Collaboration with leading scientists and academics plays an important role in our product development. Enterprai is fortunate to be working with Professor Rama Cont, Chair of Mathematical Finance at the University of Oxford – who chairs our scientific advisory board – and Professor Johannes Ruf, from the mathematics department at the London School of Economics. This level and calibre of collaboration ensures our product division continues to pioneer ‘best in science’ value propositions for our clients.”

Commenting on the size of the market opportunity for the adoption of big data by global macro professionals Wojciech Mucha, CEO, and co-founder of Enterprai added:

“Many macro players are currently missing out on hidden opportunities in new essential unstructured datasets. While the current market size for third party data providers is worth $50BN, Preqin estimates that as of August 2020 59% of fund managers are not using big data as part of their daily workflow. Working alongside our global community of senior portfolio managers and traders Enterprai is changing this and leading the way in the adoption of big data by the industry.”

David Bass
Chief Communications Officer
M: +44 (0) 7583 683 589
T: +44 (0) 208 138 8889
W: Enterprai.com


About Enterprai

Enterprai is an AI-powered SaaS workstation and data product provider that is pioneering predictive analytics for FX and fixed income markets. Its offering has been designed for global macro portfolio managers, analysts, and execution traders. Enterprai’s proprietary analytics filter through poorly organised FX and fixed income trading data. Its products enable subscribers to scan, analyse and stay alert to market opportunities 24/7 through user-customised signals, enabling subscribers to better understand causal relationships between global markets.

About the founders

Wojciech Mucha, CEO and co-founder of Enterprai has over 10 years of executive experience in fintech. At the age of 23 he joined Bloomberg Professional in London as a Senior Sales and Relationship Manager to expand its footprint within emerging markets.

Wojciech played an important role in helping to build and scale Conotoxia and Cinkciarz.pl, an award-winning financial services holding company in Poland, with a portfolio of regulated entities in Europe and the US.

Mucha was elected by the nominating and governance committee of the European Payments Council – a SEPA scheme manager – to sit on its General Assembly and lead on innovation in financial services. His role led to Conotoxia joining the EPC as one of the Council’s first fintech members, alongside 77 leading European financial institutions. He was also a member of the NACHA Payments Innovation Alliance.

Wojciech is a current Executive MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and completed a two-month on campus course in Capital Markets and Investments at Harvard University. He earned his Master of Science in International Financial Management at University of the West of Scotland.

Deyan Ulevinov, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Enterprai graduated from Imperial College. During his studies at Imperial, Deyan was a teaching assistant at his university, while also undertaking internships at Morgan Stanley and Markit.  On graduating He then joined a top-tier systematic hedge fund in London, where he spent 5 years building a state-of-the-art platform to simulate and execute quantitative trading ideas. He subsequently joined a Cambridge spin-off PolyAI backed by Point72 and Khosla Ventures where he built infrastructure for machine learning data collection.

1. Enterprai
2. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/enterprai-launches-new-way-for-global-macro-players-to-stay-on-top-of-financial-markets-301418433.html

Finesse Your Fear Academy Launched to Expand Economic Opportunities in Communities of Color

Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy students will experience a robust 12-week online curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and resources to start and run a profitable business.

A wealth coach and successful entrepreneurs launched a new initiative to help minority female business owners to build profitable businesses. Latesha Isbell Howard’s ‘Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy’ is now open for enrollment.

Find out more at www.finesseyourfear.com

There is no denying the significant wealth and opportunity gaps between minorities and whites in the U.S.

In an effort to expand economic opportunity in communities of color, Latesha Isbell Howard is launching the “1K to $100K” campaign. The focus of this initiative is to help 1,000 minority female entrepreneurs to cross the $100,000 revenue mark. To accelerate the achievement of this goal, her company, Savvy Diva Enterprises, is proud to announce the launch of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy.

Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy students will experience a robust 12-week online curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and resources to start and run a profitable business. Latesha has partnered with industry experts to deliver high-quality content on a variety of topics critical to business success.

Entrepreneurial Mindset guest presenters: LaTunja Caster PhD and Tommi Billingsley
LaTunja Caster, Ph. D. (affectionately known as “Dr. Everything”) is the owner of Next Level Consulting Group, and the founder of the W. E. One Project, a nonprofit. She provides support and resources in the development of people, families, and communities. Latunja is the co-creator of The Purpose Program and The Southern Network Girls, LLC. which is a safe zone for women entrepreneurs to develop purpose, power, and profit.

Tommi Billingsley is a mother and a community builder with a passion and drive to help women and communities of color feel empowered and capable of reaching their most ambitious dreams. She owns two successful brands, Flygirlshhh (a t-shirt line) and The Fearless Queens (a women’s empowerment company).

Legal Protection for Your Business guest presenter: Dana Blue Esq.
Attorney Dana Blue is on a mission to strengthen the minority business community by empowering entrepreneurs with tools and resources to legally protect their business through registered trademarks. Dana Blue Law focuses on clearing and protecting names, logos, and slogans you use (or intend to use) to advertise and sell your products and services.

Bookkeeping & Taxes guest presenter: Jean Toney
Jean Toney is an Accountant, small business owner and co-founder of two non-profits who is gifted at one thing – putting strategies in place that take your vision to the next level! Her company, JT Financial Services, offers bookkeeping, tax preparation, mortgage, and credit repair services.

Technology, Systems, & Automation guest presenter: Renee Simpson
Renee Simpson, systems and automation addict and self-proclaimed Savvy Gal, helps female entrepreneurs launch, manage, and scale their businesses by implementing systems and automation.

Human Resources guest presenter: Joy Pittman
Joy Pittman is a Human Resources Strategist and Thought Leader working to close the racial wealth gap for Black business owners and the people they employ. Affectionately known as the “Olivia Pope of HR,” Joy puts her years of human resources management experience to work supporting black women owned start-ups and small businesses as they hire, build and develop their teams.

Government Contracting & Grants guest presenter: LaShonda Bracey
LaShonda Bracey is a serial entrepreneur, author, sought-after training guru and creative visionary. She is the CEO & President of Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development. This inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of government training and consulting.

e-Commerce guest presenter: Stacey Quinn
Stacey Quinn is the CEO of Bossy Glamworks, LLC, an online women’s clothing boutique, where she’s committed to offering a broad range of stylish and unique garments and accessories for fashionable entrepreneurial women. Stacey has scaled her company to generate nearly a quarter of a million dollars in sales thus far in 2021.

Non-profits guest presenter: Tykeysha Boone MPH, CNC
Tykeysha “Ty” Boone serves her community as a published author, speaker, volunteer SCORE Mentor, programs and development strategist and capacity cultivator. Ty has more than 20 years of experience in academic and clinical research, community program planning, and nonprofit management and development.

Marketing guest presenter: Tiffany Huddleston
Tiffany Huddleston is a marketing master; connecting companies to new prospects with digital ads and converting leads into buying clients through automated funnels. As Director of Marketing at Strike 3 Marketing firm, she deploys her fourteen years of experience in digital marketing and marketing automation technologies to help her clients generate more traffic and conversions.

Branding & Public Relations (session 1) and Networking & Sponsorships (session 2) guest presenter: Shadonna “Mo” McPhaul
CEO ShaDonna McPhaul, also known as ‘Mo’ is a combat veteran with 20 years of loyal service to the United States Air Force. She merged her compassion and entrepreneurial spirit and created Mo’s Heroes Inc. (a non-profit dedicated to serving veterans) and The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting Services.

Latesha will facilitate the remaining sessions: Creating a Business Plan, Setting up Your Business, Funding Your Business, Additional Revenue Streams, and Personal Credit. The ultimate goal of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy is to empower students to walk confidently into entrepreneurship armed with the knowledge and a blueprint to build a profitable business.

As CEO of Savvy Diva Enterprises, Latesha offers consulting services in which she assesses her client’s current business operations to help them develop an actionable plan to increase profitability and fundability.

As part of the process, clients gain insight into how lenders and credit providers may view the business to allow them to develop their plan for funding success. The goal is to ensure that clients set up their business credibly; establish a positive business credit profile and score quickly; obtain vendor, store, fleet, and cash credit in their business name without a personal guaranty; and become more ‘lendable’ by building their business credit properly.

A spokesperson said: “Running a small business is both rewarding and challenging. Savvy Diva Enterprises is here to empower you to do what you do best. We provide you with customized business solutions and the resources you need to help you take your business to the next level.”

Latesha is also a stage 3 breast cancer survivor who also speaks about her journey to overcoming cancer with a message of faith and the power of positive thinking.

To find out more, interested parties are invited to visit the link provided.

Media Contact
Company Name: The Savvy Diva Enterprises
Contact Person: Latesha Isbell Howard
Phone: 470 518 5111
Address: 730 Peachtree St. NE Ste 570
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Country: United States
Website: https://thesavvydiva.com

LCBO Launches Spirit of Inclusion Initiative to Advance Equitable Representation in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

As part of the LCBO’s Spirit of Sustainability commitment, today the LCBO launched its new Spirit of Inclusion Initiative, a program designed to create more opportunities for diverse women to enter, advance and thrive in the beverage alcohol industry. Together with our partners, the program will fund bursaries and scholarships, facilitate mentor relationships and identify paid co-op placements for students registered in Niagara College‘s beverage alcohol programs. It will also establish a research scholar position at Brock University focused on understanding the barriers diverse women face in the fields of wine-making, brewing and distilling.

As part of the Spirit of Inclusion Initiative, LCBO worked with Toronto-based illustrator, Rachel Joanis, to design a collection of illustrations. Rachel’s work focuses on women, and promoting different ethnicities and body types, to help further inclusivity and promote equal representation. Her designs will appear on LCBO.com and on LCBO’s official social media channels. (CNW Group/LCBO)

“It is our responsibility to use our influence and resources to increase diverse representation and foster inclusion within the beverage alcohol industry,” said George Soleas, President & CEO, LCBO. “The Spirit of Inclusion Initiative is a holistic, long-term commitment to support diverse women looking to begin or advance their careers in the fields of wine-making, brewing and distilling. Its success relies on the strength of our incredible community and trade partners, and I am excited for the impact we will achieve together.”

The Spirit of Inclusion Initiative has received support from Charton Hobbs Moët Hennessy, DIAGEO and Labatt Breweries of Canada, who are committed to our vision to enhance industry diversity.

“We are pleased to partner with LCBO on their Spirit of Inclusion Initiative that focuses on bringing greater diversity to the beverage alcohol industry,” said Lynn Wells, Interim President and Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Brock University. “The establishment of the Spirit of Inclusion Research Scholar and Mobility Bursaries at Brock University will allow the Goodman School of Business to further our commitment to enhancing diversity and expanding opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds.”

“We thank the LCBO for their generous gift which will make it possible for many under-represented students in our beverage programs to achieve their dreams,” concludes Marc Nantel, Vice President of Research and External Relations, Niagara College. “The LCBO’s Spirit of Inclusion Initiative Bursary demonstrates their commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion, while supporting student success. Both are core values at the heart of Niagara College.”

As part of the initiative, the LCBO will also work with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and with Vinequity, a group established to ensure equitable treatment and provide resources for BIPOC Canadians working in wine, to support and evolve the initiative.

The Spirit of Inclusion Initiative is open to Canadians who self-identify as women from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the beverage alcohol industry, and who require financial support to complete their education. To learn more about the Spirit of Inclusion Initiative, and the bursaries, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities on offer, visit www.LCBO.com/SpiritofInclusionInitiative.

Source of the Article: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/lcbo-launches-spirit-of-inclusion-initiative-to-advance-equitable-representation-in-the-beverage-alcohol-industry-872859359.html

BDC Named Best in SME Digital Banking in the World’s Best Digital Bank Awards


BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, has been recognized by Global Finance as the Best in SME Digital Banking in North America for the 2021 World’s Best Digital Corporate/Institutional Bank Awards.

BDC supports more than 72,000 business owners across Canada. In an increasingly digital world, BDC began its digital transformation several years ago to make it easier for entrepreneurs to do business with the Bank and be where they are. Thanks to these early investments, BDC was able to quickly launch new technologies adapted to business owners’ current needs. These investments include an award-winning Express loan app, an automated online loan application for up to $100,000 and more recently its first-ever client-facing app, BDC Mobile.

“We are excited to be recognized for this work with a World’s Best Digital Bank Award. ”  said Stephane Bilodeau,  Chief Information Officer,  BDC.  “Our job is to move at the speed of entrepreneurs.  We have worked hard to create new digital solutions that are not only convenient,  but that also help entrepreneurs access our products and services while capitalizing on opportunities faster. ”

BDC Mobile,  BDC’s latest tool,  was launched in March 2021. The app allows entrepreneurs to access customized insights and advice from their mobile device to help them make more informed decisions about their business.

It also helps them set,  track and measure their business goals.  Ninety percent (90%) of users have reported being satisfied with the app.  BDC Mobile is continuously being enhanced to include more personalized and engaging features for the users.

“The pandemic fueled an innovation boom in digital banking previously unseen.  Corporate banks were forced to get creative to help spur SME activity, ” said Joseph Giarraputo,  publisher and editorial director of Global Finance.

“BDC took the challenge head-on,  automating various processes and rolling-out ground-breaking products.  Their responsiveness and ingenuity is why BDC is being honoured as Global Finance’s Best SME Digital Banking in North America. ”

Winners were chosen by the editorial board of Global Finance,  with initial evaluation of all entries having been conducted by a world-class panel of judges from Infosys,  a global leader in consulting,  technology and outsourcing.  Award criteria focused on the digital tools available to entrepreneurs to manage the financial health of their businesses.

About BDC

BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs.  It provides access to financing,  as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed.  Its investment arm,  BDC Capital,  offers a wide range of risk capital solutions.

For more than 75 years,  BDC’s only purpose has been to support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of growth.  For more information and to consult more than 1,000 free tools,  articles and entrepreneurs’ stories,  visit bdc. ca.

For further information: BDC Media Relations, mediainfo@bdc.ca

Featured links: https://www.bdc.ca/

Source of the Article: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/bdc-named-best-in-sme-digital-banking-in-the-world-s-best-digital-bank-awards-818163898.html

We want you! Walmart Canada is hiring 12,000 permanent new associates

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Walmart Canada will be hiring 12,000 new and permanent associates across Canada in a major hiring push for the busy holiday season and to continue making the shopping experience simpler and faster for our customers.

To kick-start this effort, the retailer is hosting a special National Hiring Event Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 from 1pm to 8pm local time in stores, distribution / fleet centres across the country.

Applying has never been easier. During the special National Hiring Days, interested applicants can simply walk into their local store, apply and be interviewed on the spot.

“At Walmart, our people want and do make a difference for millions of Canadians every day,” said Horacio Barbeito, President and CEO, Walmart Canada. “As a 27-year Walmart veteran, I know firsthand about our commitment to offering good jobs and opportunities. I look forward to welcoming thousands more associates to the Walmart family.”

“This is that place where associates can unlock their potential and talents,” said Nabeela Ixtabalan, Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs for Walmart Canada. “Walmart is a great place to build confidence and a career. We’re looking for people in communities across Canada who want to work for a top employer and encourage all those interested to apply.”

“The great thing about working at Walmart is that we notice when you work hard,” said Devin Harback, Windsor Walmart Associate who was recently promoted from Self-Checkout Attendant to Merchandising Associate after just two months at Walmart. “I’ve always wanted to work at Walmart because we respect our customers and associates. Walmart also offers great benefits and discounts for associates and competitive prices for customers.”

Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers, with more than 100,000 associates working in communities across the country. With a growing and changing business, the new associates are needed primarily for the following roles:

  • Omnichannel Customer Experience Salesfloor Store Associates – pick items for online orders and prepare these orders for pickup and delivery to our customers
  • Fresh Food Store Associates – work in bakery, meat, produce, and dairy/frozen, take pride in sending customers home with delicious, fresh food
  • Merchandising Store Associates – stock and merchandise products in the most attractive, easy-to-find manner so customers can find what they need right when they need it
  • Warehouse Associates – pick and receive orders and prepare orders for shipment to stores and customers nationwide
  • Drivers – work for a Top Fleet Employer and deliver products safely and on time, every time to meet and exceed customer expectations

Walmart cares about its associates and offers a broad range of company-paid benefits, including comprehensive health and well-being benefits, deferred profit-sharing plan, performance-based bonuses, stock purchase program, and partner discount programs to name a few.

Associates also receive a Walmart discount card for savings of 10 per cent on most groceries and general merchandise sold at Walmart stores and on Walmart.ca. To help associates grow their careers, Walmart offers a tuition reimbursement program, customized training, and education opportunities and a work environment where individuals can thrive.

For more career opportunities, visit careers.walmart.ca

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving 1.5 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, Walmart.ca is visited by more than 900,000 customers daily. With more than 100,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada was recently recognized as a LinkedIn Top Company of 2021 and was also named one of Canada’s most popular brands (based on Google searches). Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than $500 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca and on Walmart Canada’s social media pages – FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For further information: Felicia Fefer, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, Felicia.Fefer@walmart.com

Related Links: www.walmart.ca

Source of the Article: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/we-want-you-walmart-canada-is-hiring-12-000-permanent-new-associates-881785915.html

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Plensy™, A Points-Based Lending-System Opens Seed Funding Round to Offer NFT Auto Smart Loans to Dealership Customers

August 24, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles-based FinTech startup Plensy™ announces the opening of its $25M seed funding round. Plensy’s patent-pending Points-Based Lending System will compete with digital lending platforms and banks by elevating the vehicle buying experience for both customers and automotive dealerships. For 3 years the team has been self-funding the developement of the technology and systems solving problems holding back the adoption of DeFi into the antiquated automotive sector by applying NFTs to Auto Smart Loans. Plensy™. 

Plensy’s mission is to replace outdated, discriminatory, and draconian credit scoring and lending systems with a smarter, honest, more ethical, and equitable approach to risk assessment and financing, based on real-time data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain technology using asset-backed Non-fungible Tokens

The AI algorithm authenticates protocols and information between the dealership and consumer that are inputted into the Plensy™ DMS (dealer management system) with both transparency and secured methods of verification stored on private and public nodes. Instead of a monolithic credit score often based on outdated or inaccurate information and prone to misuse, Plensy™ evaluates prospective borrowers based on their current buying power and true ability to repay a loan.  

Plensy™ not only brings innovation and a fresh perspective to risk assessment but also revolutionizes the broader credit and finance market by tokenizing with NFTs (converting to a digital format), coined as Smart Loans into programmable, yield baring, new and attractive digital asset class which can be purchased and sold on a state-of-the-art platform cryptographically secured with blockchain technology. The low interest rate that Plensy™ will compete with is desirable among investors looking for a good return on their investments and higher monthly income for dealerships. 

Plensy’s Unicorn pedigree includes addressable market, scalability, unfair advantage, timing coincidence, and its founding team:  

  • Sam Errama, Founder & CEO with 20 years of experience in the Automotive Dealerships and Data Marketing industries,  
  • Murali Margapuri, Co-Founder & CTO with 20 years of experience as CTO & VP of Citibank / Banamex global, and  
  • Brandi Kolosky, Chief Growth Officer with 14 years’ experience in Brand Marketing, Capital Raising, Blockchain & Mining Solutions, Global B2B & B2C Business Development and certified in Innovations in FinTech


Approximately one hundred twenty (120) dealerships have signed agreements with Plensy™, because of their attention in cross-pollinating and growing the $98B DeFi ecosystem together. Some of the largest automotive groups in the United States, which collectively operate over a thousand (1,000) dealerships, are ready to offer Alternative Financing to their consumers, beating the quota goal before the funding round began. Plensy’s current financial model only predicts 1% of the $1.4 trillion auto loan market (300 dealerships) — proving the Plensy™ model is the future of car buying. There isn’t competition. There is only coopetition. 

This new approach creates a net positive social and economic impact as millions of previously ostracized consumers are welcomed into the marketplace and new financial opportunities are created for both lenders and borrowers.    

In 2015, the US Congress declared credit scoring to be a monopoly controlled by just one organization, FICO. This monopoly provides credit scoring for more than 90% of the top US lenders. FICO’s credit scoring system leaves over 26 million Americans “credit invisible” and an additional 19 million un-scorable.  

Sam Errama, Chief Executive Officer of Plensy™, expresses: ”We intend to disrupt the antiquated automotive financing ecosystem by delivering asset-backed tokenized loans.”” 

More About Plensy™: 

Plensy™ is poised to disrupt several trillion-dollar markets with a simplified, fair, and intuitive points-based lending-system that expands marketplaces, diversifies risk, and streamlines the process for everyone involved. This would have enormous economic and social impacts! 


For more information on Plensy’s business model or our seed fund, contact Chief Growth Officer, Brandi Kolosky, Brandi@Plensy.com  

KCG is back with Summer Rain, another hip-hop hit

What stands out about the artist is that he draws inspiration from a range of different places. These days in the hip-hop genre, it feels like rappers are either influenced by new or old artists. However, this isn’t the case for KCG. In this brand new track, it sounds like he is inspired by old school acts such as Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Jay-Z. Yet, there is also fresh and contemporary energy that recalls the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Drake, to mention but two modern legends.

In Summer Rain, KCG’s rap flow is authentic and genuine, which is rare to find in the scene today. It’s clear from the very start that this song comes from a deep place in the artist, and that means that the listener can easily connect with the lyrics and the meaning underneath.

There are moments in Summer Rain that feel like a cathartic stream of consciousness. For example, the lyric “I wrote this song just to reminisce” sounds down-to-earth, direct, and honest. This storytelling technique is an artistic approach that iconic beat poets and authors are famous for. These include the likes of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. KCG recalls these innovative and pioneering writers as he has a similar authenticity and dedication to telling a story and connecting with his listeners.

The production aesthetic in Summer Rain is warm and smooth, yet there is also a contemporary vibe to it that keeps it fresh and in the moment. The mix also balances the vocals with the instrumental backing, allowing KCG to shine throughin the composition. This is the kind of detail that sets artists like KCG apart from the crowd and showcases the difference between professional seasoned artists to the amateurs on the scene.

On top of this, KCG’s performance breathes life into the engaging lyrics, and it’s easy to understand the nuanced and detailed lyrics in the track. His delivery has a fluid rhythm that is infectious and you’ll find yourself humming the vocal melody to yourself long after Summer Rain has finished.

Fans of old-school hip-hop and modern rap will both enjoy Summer Rain and KCG’s distinctive approach and style.

Don’t miss out on this exciting new release from KCG. Check out Summer Rain on your preferred online platform at the link below!


AO Elite Launches New Program for Investors in Digital Marketing and eCommerce

Digital marketing and eCommerce have been two of the fastest-growing industries in the world during the past few years. Because this space is growing quickly, there are many investors who are looking for a new opportunity to get involved. AO Elite is launching a new program to help investors learn more about this space so they can make the best decisions possible with their money. With a new program that has been geared specifically toward profitable, new niches in the worlds of eCommerce and digital marketing, investors have the opportunity to generate significant returns on their investments as long as they know how to evaluate their investment opportunities accordingly. 

The Growth of Digital Marketing

Today, the vast majority of people use the internet when they are looking for products and services they require. Because most people use search engines to take a look at their search results, it is important for businesses to have a strong online presence. The only way they are going to do that is if they focus on digital marketing.

This is representative of the massive growth opportunities that are available in digital marketing. During the next few years, the number of people who use the internet to locate products and services is only going to continue to grow. That is why many companies have made the transition to the online world. They need to rely on digital marketing to help them reach their target markets. As the demand for these services continues to grow, the value of these companies is only going to go up. That is why there are so many investment opportunities available in the world of digital marketing. 

The Exponential Opportunities in eCommerce

The same thing is happening in the world of e-commerce as well. When people are talking about e-commerce, they are usually talking about businesses that take orders online. With many people working from home today, a lot of people do not want to leave the house to go to the store either. That is why there are numerous opportunities available in the world of eCommerce. Even though it is true that there are a lot of challenges in this area, there is also a lot of investment upside.

Even though this area is still relatively new, it is important for investors to carefully evaluate the opportunities placed in front of them. That way, they can make the best decisions for themselves, their risk tolerance, and their overall return. That is exactly the type of education that AO Elite provides to people who sign up for the program.

How Does the Program from AO Elite Help Investors? 

AO Elite is a business that focuses on the best practices in the industry, helping investors carefully evaluate all opportunities in front of them so that they can make the best decisions possible for themselves. AO Elite is a company that specializes in data, website copy, advertisement, funnels, and websites themselves. Then, they take a look at the analytics, use tactics that have been proven to work, and help companies place themselves in the best position possible to sell.

Using these tactics from AO Elite, it is possible for companies to figure out which of their products and services are going to sell the best. The end result is digital marketing and eCommerce that maximizes conversion rates and drives revenue. 

It is this same information that can be helpful to investors who are looking for ways to maximize their returns. This is just the latest way that AO Elite sets itself apart from the rest of the industry. There is a tremendous upside for investors who are willing to participate in the program. 

About AO Elite

AO Elite is a portfolio agency that has more than 70 brands spread out across numerous industries. The team has already generated more than $112 million in revenue for clients using services, sales data, and digital tools. AO Elite also provides financial literacy, infrastructure, and fulfillment to all clients to drive ROI. Learn more about AO Elite by visiting the website or checking out the latest posts on the Facebook page.

Local Tampa Comedy Club Expands Upcoming Comedy Shows with New Location in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Side Splitters Comedy Club has been a staple of the local Tampa, FL area for many years. Now, it has become a popular brand throughout the region, which has led to an increased demand for more shows. Now, Side Splitters Comedy Club is rising to meet the requests of its loyal members and audience. Recently, Side Splitters Comedy Club announced they would be opening a new location in Wesley Chapel, FL, providing more people with an opportunity to see talented comedians in person. The comedy club that was once voted “Tampa Bay’s Best Comedy Venue and Best Open Mic” is getting a new location.

Live Comedy at the Grove in Wesley Chapel, FL Is Coming Soon

Tampa Bay’s premier comedy club is proud to open a second location at The Grove in Wesley Chapel, FL. The goal is to give everyone access to the same quality shows they enjoy in Tampa with a night full of laughter. 

Already, Side Splitters Comedy Club is lining up a strong list of comedians who are prepared to entertain people all night long. This starts on Sunday, August 15th with K-von coming to The Grove. Then, on Friday, August 20th, the audience will be treated to a WDED Sneak Preview Party. This will be followed up with Ben Brainard who will be coming to The Grove on Sunday, August 22nd. As Side Splitters Comedy Club has expanded its reputation, more talented comics have come to perform. Those who are interested in seeing who might be coming to Wesley Chapel next should keep up with the latest updates from Side Splitters Comedy Club.

Side Splitters Comedy Club Is Quickly Gaining National Recognition

Initially, Side Splitters Comedy Club was known as a local brand that was there for the residents of the Tampa area. Now, during the past few years, the reputation of Side Splitters Comedy Club has grown significantly. People are coming to Side Splitters Comedy Club from all over the country to share their talents, knowing that this is a great way for them to launch their careers and expand their brands. In turn, this has given Side Splitters Comedy Club national recognition as well.

This prompted the expansion, opening a new comedy club Wesley Chapel FL. The new location is only going to continue to grow the brand that Side Splitters Comedy Club has already established. This is being reflected in the variety of comics people can enjoy at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Wesley Chapel, FL.

Comedians of All Types Are Coming to The Grove

Visitors should expect that comedians of all types and backgrounds will be represented at The Grove. With so many options from which to choose, everyone will have the ability to find a show that suits their needs. For example, some comedians who visit Side Splitters Comedy Club engage in physical gags, usually called slapstick comedy. There are also comedians who perform parody routines, deliberately mimicking someone else in an effort to be funny. Some comedians decide to go with satire. No matter what people want to see, it is available at Side Splitters Comedy Club.

The Wesley Chapel Location Is Opening Soon

Right now, the team from Side Splitters Comedy Club is in the process of putting the finishing touches on the location. The team is also getting more acts added to the calendar so that everyone can see exactly what is coming up next. One thing that is certain is that as The Grove becomes more popular, people can expect to see bigger acts pass through. It will be interesting to see who Side Splitters Comedy Club gets lined up for shows in the future. 

About Side Splitters Comedy Club

Side Splitters Comedy Club is a comedy club Tampa FL that has recently opened its second location. The Side Splitters Comedy Club in Wesley Chapel, FL is located at Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. To learn more about Side Splitters Comedy Club, contact them at (813) 960-1197 or email the team at livecomedy@aol.com. Visitors can also learn more about Side Splitters Comedy Club by visiting the website for The Grove location, the Tampa location, and the Facebook page.