Marc Sparks’ Newest Venture

Spark Tank is an exciting program devised by entrepreneur Marc Sparks. Geared toward social entrepreneurs, the Spark Tank provides grants for innovative non-profits, to help them continue to grow and do good in the world. Spark Tank provides $5,000 grants to winning organizations.

The rules for entry are simple. The next deadline for online applications is July 15, 2016. Those selected will have the opportunity to present for ten minutes in person to the Spark Tank on July 28, 2016. There will be an additional ten minute question and answer period after the presentation. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight and They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success

Restrictions on entrants are simple. United Way charities are not eligible; nor are national charities. Applicants should be based in Texas. Whether the charity benefits people, animals, or the arts, it is eligible. Faith-based organizations are also permitted as long as their project is non-religious. So, for example, mission trips would not be funded, but a soup kitchen, shelter or daycare could be.

Marc Sparks was already a successful businessman when he and Lynne Sipiora revolutionized the way a small homeless shelter operated. Under their direction, The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX, went from a small, dilapidated operation to an organization with an annual budget of over $3,000,000. The Samaritan Inn now feeds over 200 people each day, and an additional $7,000,000 family shelter is under construction.

With his obvious commitment to doing good, Marc Sparks is a well-loved figure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His business sense, honed by his experience with over sixty start-ups, has translated well to the non-profit sector as well. Whether involved in restaurants, auto insurance, or charities like thrift stores, Sparks has what it takes to succeed.

With the Spark Tank venture, he has found another way to give back. The way the challenge is structured even allows he and his team to do some mentoring. The experience of pitching to and speaking with Sparks is a great stepping stone for any social entrepreneur seeking to make a positive change in the world.

Learn more about Marc Sparks:
https://twitter.com/msparks5010
http://sparktankdfw.com/

Fabletics Offers Awesome Line of Clothes

There are a ton of different clothes on the market today. For workout clothes there are a lot of brands out there that are giving people the ability to get comfortable while they are working out. Kate Hudson knows a thing or two about working out in comfort, and that is why she has taken the time to help others that want a high level of comfort when they are working out. The Fabletics brand is what she had offered up, and the fans of this brand are amazed by what she has delivered.

This Fabletics brand is becoming the talk of the town, and there is a good reason for it. This is one of the more fashionable clothing lines out there. In fact, it is the first that has really been built around the concept of fashionable athletic wear. It is true that the athleisure wear concept has been around for a while, but this concept was built more so around the idea of workout clothes that were comfortable. Hudson has taken athleisure a step further by also presenting this brand as one that has a stylish edge.

In Marie Claire Hudson clearly talks about this style and the way that the brand has managed to become even more creative over the years. There is a certain amount of innovation that has to go into things like dresses with built-in bras that also have performance material.

Read full interview at http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a19566/kate-hudson-fabletics-interview/

It is obvious that Kate has taken the time to consult with others that play a part in building this brand. She has done a lot less in the acting world to develop more of a consciousness about the clothes that she is marketing right now. Fabletics is the type of brand that has clothes that fit a variety of different personalities. The runner that likes to push themselves with this brand will enjoy what Fabletics offers with the active wear. The yoga instructor or student that wants to run errands without changing into yoga gear will love the yoga pants that are offered by Fabletics. A lot of people are intrigued by what Fabletics at http://www.fabletics.com/ offers to so many different crowds. That is what has continued to make the brand popular on social media as well.

Many people follow Kate and her Fabletics brand on Twitter and Instagram. This gives people the chance to check out the new line. It is also possible to see people wearing clothing from the Fabletics website. Some people even upload videos of themselves working out in their favorite brands. Women that are discovering the Fabletics brand will notice that it offers something new. That is why the brand has managed to build such an online presence. 


Love your dog, buy them Beneful!

Beneful brand dog foods by Nestle Purinastore petcare offers you peace of mind and your dog the best nutrition. They offer a great variety of foods and treats that your dog will love and you will be happy knowing that they are getting what they need to grow and thrive. Meat is always the number one ingredient in Beneful‘s dog food and they add fruits and vegetables to help your pup get the vitamins they need. Let’s take a look at Beneful’s line of wet dog foods and show you what they have to offer.
Beneful‘s Incredibites wet dog food is made for small dog breeds. It comes in three ounce cans for the perfect serving size. It is offered in three varieties, real beef, chicken and salmon. Each of these styles also feature carrots, wild rice, and tomatoes.

The 10-ounce Chopped Blends come in six different varieties. The beef features carrots, peas, and barley and the chicken comes with carrots, peas, and wild rice. You could choose the turkey style that has brown rice, sweet potatoes, and spinach. Salmon Chopped Blends come with sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach and the lamb style has brown rice, carrots, tomatoes, and spinach. The final variety features chicken, liver, peas, sweet potatoes, and brown rice. Your furry friend will love them all.

The final category of Beneful wet dog food is their medleys and stews. The chicken and beef medleys both feature peas, carrots, rice, and barley. The lamb and rice stew adds peas and carrots to its mix. Medleys include simmered chicken and a beef and chicken mix that both include green beans, carrots and wild rice. The roasted chicken variety features pasta, carrots and spinach.

When shopping on Wal-Mart for your next dog food, make sure that you look at Beneful. They offer quality ingredients and added nutrition for your dog. There is a variety of flavors and styles that are sure to please your puppy. When you want the best for you furry family member, look no further than Beneful.

Follow Beneful at https://twitter.com/beneful.

Desiree Perez’s Essential Role at Tidal

That Tidal has undergone a revitalization in recent months is undeniable. This is mainly attributed to notable album releases by some of its main artistes such as Rihanna, T.I, Beyoncé and Kanye West. The release of the albums through the giant online music streaming app has also seen its ratings improve significantly. After Kanye West’s TLOP drop, Tidal’s app reached its highest position on iTunes store. The release has purportedly attracted more than one million trial members to the app.

The success experienced by Tidal is mainly attributed to Desiree Perez, who has been a close confidant to Tidal’s founder, Jay Z. She has had a hugely successful spell working for the award winning hip hop artiste. Desiree has become renowned for her nonsensical attitude and tough negotiation skills. This has seen her negotiate tours on behalf of mega artistes signed to the streaming app. Perez belongs to the Hova Circle, which is a formidable group consisting her husband Juan Perez, Jay Brown, Chaka Pilgrim and other notable personalities who are pivotal in Tidal’s day to day operations.

“Baby Ruthless”, as she has commonly been referred to in some quarters has helped Tidal to build a market for itself, more so among young music lovers. The creation of this market niche has helped the site to become a force to reckon with in the music streaming industry. The industry has for years been dominated by more established rivals such as Apple Music. Perez has helped Tidal to refine its releases to focus on what the consumers want. It has similarly redesigned its website to create three different sections. These are Tidal Discovery, which focuses on new releases, Tidal Rising for emerging artistes, and Tidal X for live performances.

Important Notes about Tidal

Tidal is a music streaming services, which allows members to subscribe and listen to their favorite music at a fee. It combines HD music videos, which are curatively edited. To date, more than 25 million audios and 85,000 music videos have been released through Tidal. Among all the music streaming sites, Tidal pays the highest royalties to artistes. It also has a unique ownership model, which allows artistes to act as co-owners.

Since its re-launch, the streaming service has acquired more than 3 million subscribers. Its co-owners are some of the most notable names in the music industry. Albums that have been released through it have also been hugely successful due to strategic marketing policies put in place. The app has been critically acclaimed and has revolutionized the music streaming industry.

Ukraine’s Financial Stability Is Critical To The Improvement Of The Europe’s Economy

As Europe continues to treat the situation in Ukraine like another Greece, Russia is taking advantage of the slow action being taken by the European Union to help Ukraine get out of the current crisis. It is true that Greece’s long-fought crisis was mishandled by all parties in the EU. However, it is time for Europe to realize that the case of Ukraine is different because it is not as complicated as the case of Greece. The case of Ukraine can only be described as a black-and-white case where Ukraine is the country defending itself and Russia is the aggressor.

At the moment, Russia is gaining ground in Ukraine and Europe is still preoccupied with Greece and sees Ukraine as a non-issue considering the country is not a member of the European Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin has preferred the strategy of destabilizing Ukraine through engineering the collapse of financial and political institutions. The reason President Putin has preferred the approach is that he can disclaim responsibility rather than military victory which the international community will link him directly and increase sanctions against Russia.

The trouble facing Ukraine has partly been forsaken by Europe and let President Putin gain the first mover advantage. For instance, the financial collapse had already started showing in Ukraine as it was seen in February when the value of Hryvnia plummeted 50 percent in a few days. Also, the National Bank of Ukraine was recently forced to inject large amounts of money to rescue the country’s banking system. The climax of the financial issues in Ukraine was on February 25 when the central bank raised interest rates to 30 percent and imposed import controls.

Read more:
Ukraine Deserves Debt Relief

Sustaining Ukraine’s Breakthrough

The partial crisis is endangering the banks of Ukraine and also undermined the calculations for International Monetary Fund on Ukraine’s programs. Even with the impending financial breakdown in Ukraine, which could ultimately spiral to all the Europe’s economy, EU members’ states have shown no intention to consider any financial aid to Ukraine. According to George Soros, the European political leaders have no reason to append its unwillingness to help Ukraine given their large unused borrowing capacity of the EU itself.

Europe has various problems it has to deal with including immigration crisis, Britain referendum, Greece debt and the current Ukraine and Russia crisis. It is apparent Europe will have to make priorities for some of these problems but also making sure no issue is left behind. If Europe does not come up with a working strategy that would need to unite the Union, Europe could be a thing of the past according to George Soros.

The Britain referendum on whether to exit the European Union is happening before the end of June 2015. In the past decade, EU has declined from forming a unified global power and instead opting for a fractious confederation of states. Currently, Brexit and Ukraine’s default remains to be a significant threat to the Union and which the member states should consider a matter of urgency. Helping Ukraine Financially is likely to improve the economy of Europe and improve the Unity of state members. On the contrary, a collapse of Europe for whatever reason will transform the countries from partners into rivals.

Learn more about George Soros Ukraine:

http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/10/08/ukraine-europe-what-should-be-done/