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Is Your Corporate Video Lonely?

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Lonely corporate videos REJOICE! VideoXRM, a B2B content distribution and discovery platform, was developed to bring your audience to you! The problem with video is that its structure is not well suited for search engines – making it hard to find. VideoXRM merges the superior communications power of rich media with precise subject indexing and granular search capabilities to bring precise exposure to your video and rich media assets. VideoXRM Platform Benefits Global visibility by publishing your videos to our unique video/audio database. Precise content indexing allows searchers to find the content they want, easily. Diversified products and services are not a problem as each video is uniquely indexed. Syndication partners and tools provide even more exposure. Enhance your video ROI by reaching customers, partners, suppliers, investors, media, researchers, and other stakeholders. Leverage on-platform messaging to communicate with interested parties. Conduct video sales and marketing campaigns to interested prospects via VideoXRM. VideoXRM is a scalable media discovery platform leveraging proprietary indexing structures, industry taxonomies and search engine technology that lets content providers upload and individually index their rich media assets to be easily found. There is no cost to upload or search for content on VideoXRM, and early-adopter content providers benefit from a range of promotional efforts that will drive visitors to the VideoXRM beta program over the next three months. VideoXRM takes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to the next level, with “RM” standing for Relationship Management, while the variable “X” can represent a partner, constituent, employee, supplier, customer researcher, recruiter, reporter, investor, citizen, etc. Given the growing user preference for video and rich media, VideoXRM provides a powerful new medium for exposure and precise searches. About VideoXRM ( VideoXRM.com ) VideoXRM is a global, searchable video and audio sharing and networking platform connecting corporate rich media content with all potential stakeholders. The platform and smart search technology creates value and knowledge from mountains of unstructured digital media, delivering greater ROI from content investments. VideoXRM'€™s mission is harnessing the enhanced communicative power of rich media through a new distribution and discovery paradigm. VideoXRM was co-founded by David N. Baker, who formed Revere Data LLC (Sectorbase) which was acquired by FactSet Data Systems, Inc. His Co-founders are Vadim A. Tarasov, Byron Kwok, and David Guzy. Contact Details Media & Investor Contact: Catalyst IR David Collins +1 212-924-9800 VideoXRM@catalyst-ir.com Company Website https://videoxrm.com

January 13, 2023 10:47 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Part 3 of Legal & General’s new study on U.S. Gig Economy Workers takes a deep dive into what drives worker choices

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63% of respondents say flexibility is the key reason they made this choice 35% of gig workers realize they can make more money working independently—54% of those earning over $100K 46% value the ability to take on more work and make more money 40% of respondents are reluctant to work in a traditional corporate setting for a variety of reasons A third segment of a broad new study sponsored by Legal & General Group ( LGEN, LGNNY ), U.S. Gig Economy, Part 3: Why Gig Work Is Becoming a Choice for So Many, was released today, continuing to explore the changing nature of work in the U.S., people’s relationship to it, and what employers should be thinking about in order to attract back talent. Part 3 of the study explores the why of gig work: why people choose or find their way to the U.S. Gig Economy, and how they describe their own agency within this framework. This third segment of the data-rich study, Why Gig Work Is Becoming a Choice for So Many, finds that the proportion of gig workers who have undertaken working in this model by choice (82 percent) far outstrips those for whom gig work was the next best option when they couldn’t secure a traditional job (13 percent). The study also looks into the top ‘best and worst’ factors of gig work, and how these inform lifestyle choices, sense of security, and financial stability. While flexibility is a top driver, ethical concerns with corporations figure in gig workers’ choices The study found that many workers who consider themselves part of the gig economy have ethical concerns with corporate America, with more than one in ten people surveyed expressing this as contributing to their decision to be self-employed. The study also found that while 16 percent of gig workers feel better able to adapt to a changing culture as a result of working independently, 20 percent reported feeling out of the loop in a fast-changing work culture. At the same time, 61 percent said that being able to work when they want is the best thing about gig work, and 46 percent said that gig work provides the ability to take on more work and thus make more money. On the negative side, 67 percent said that not having access to retirement plans and other benefits is a key drawback, and 62 percent didn’t like having to pay for their own health insurance. “The nature of work and the workplace changed radically due to the pandemic, and it’s inevitable that some of these changes will stick. The clear preferences expressed by American gig workers reflect the way people want to work now—and this research gives broad hints as to what we should be offering as employers. While few of our survey subjects would consider working in a corporate setting, employers can take heed to better design their workplaces around the flexibility that gig workers currently seek. If they want to open the door to attract the types of workers who would otherwise have wanted to stay in the gig economy, employers will need to continue to evolve their offerings to maximize job satisfaction.” Sir Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal & General Group Multiple factors Legal & General’s study looks at the complex and multifaceted societal and financial factors behind independent work. “While this wave of gig workers expressed certain insecurities and anxieties, they are clearly propelled by positive incentives, whether it’s multiplying their opportunities to make money or take on multiple different forms of work. But above all, they are seeking freedom and flexibility. The gig economy has its drawbacks, notably around financial security and often lack of access to basic health and social needs, but it serves a function for a broad swath of workers.” John Godfrey, Director of Levelling Up, Legal & General Group Future segments of this research will look in depth at the extent to which gig workers meet their health and life insurance needs; the fierce independent mindedness of gig workers; their outlook on retirement planning; what it would take to get gig workers to go back to the traditional workplace; and the pandemic fallout for gig workers. Notes to editors The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. About the Study Legal & General undertook proprietary research into the attitudes and changes U.S. gig workers are experiencing in relation to their work situations and financial outlook. The U.S. Gig Economy research was compiled using original survey data from 1044 U.S.-based workers age 18 to 60 who are neither students nor retired, and who earn at least 60% of their income from gig work. The data was collected via online survey fielded to individuals sample sourced from YouGov’s US panel. The Legal & General-designed survey was scripted and hosted on Gryphon, YouGov’s proprietary survey scripting platform, and the field work took place between August 19 and 31, 2022. Key demographics such as age, gender and region were allowed to fall out naturally. 20 questions were designed to understand facts about earnings, drivers of and barriers to gig working, financial product ownership & financial capacity when coming across adverse situations, and future expectations of being involved in the gig economy. Verbatim comments were captured by Legal & General in research carried out in June 2022. About Legal & General Group Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion ($1.7 trillion) in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone. Contact Details Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/

January 12, 2023 11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tech Layoffs & The Twitter Takeover – How FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) Can Keep You Up To Date On The Latest Developments In Tech

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By Jad Malaeb, Benzinga The tech industry, considered a beacon of bullish sentiment by some in 2021, has turned sour in 2022. Laden with rising interest rates and slowing consumer spending, the sector has experienced a slew of layoffs coming from the industry’s most prominent members. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: UPST) – all super performers in 2021 – have announced plans for a workforce culling. For Meta, as many as 11,000 jobs are on the line. Twitter, meanwhile, has witnessed quite the tug-of-war in the fight over its ownership. Elon Musk, its proposed buyer, had filed to purchase the company for $44 billion but later attempted to back out of the deal. The billionaire’s turnaround incited a lawsuit from Twitter’s executive team. In a series of events that triggered a media frenzy, debate over the number of spam bots on Twitter and the uncovering of Musk’s private messages, Twitter was finally placed in the hands of Musk at the original $44 billion valuation. Each of these developments has had a tremendous impact on the world. For investors, the layoffs raised concerns over the sustainability of what many perceive to be “immortal” companies. Meta’s stock, for one, has fallen by 70% in 2022. In the case of Twitter, its importance to the public arises not just from its stock price but from its significant implications on society and politics. For example, Musk has reinstated several previously-banned accounts on the platform in an apparent effort to promote free speech, inciting debate, outrage and questions from many about the foundations of free speech on the internet and in America. With such a significant impact on society, politics and finance, developments in the technology sector deserve special attention. All stakeholders would do well to monitor them carefully – Luckily, that’s just what FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) lets you do. FiscalNote’s Software & Technology Solution As an agency specializing in collecting data on the regulatory processes in the U.S. and abroad, FiscalNote plays a role in granting stakeholders direct access to vital information. To tackle the overflow of data in regulation tracking, FiscalNote developed its own ingestion engine, which sifts through the labyrinth of available regulatory data and transforms these into actionable insights. FiscalNote’s engine harnesses data across more than 12,000 local government entities, all 50 states, D.C. and Congress and reportedly holds the largest set of regulatory data from more than 20 countries around the world. Aside from converting complex regulatory data into actionable insights, FiscalNote also offers custom feeds on the business implications of policy shifts and a social platform to directly reach out to legislation makers. Armed with this technology, users can see major risks and opportunities before they become obvious to the public, potentially granting them an edge over their competitors. They also have a direct gateway to speak to those in charge, an invaluable tool if used to its full potential. In the case of the technology industry, the company has its Software and Technology product, a one-stop shop for managing policy data. FiscalNote’s product helps you monitor global legislation and regulations, manage key stakeholder relationships and understand the latest news impacting the software and technology industries – all in one place. Specifically, the platform allows you to: Monitor rapidly evolving software & technology policy trends across the U.S. Stay ahead of software and tech policy worldwide Access expert analysis from their in-house advisory teams FiscalNote’s technology is trusted by some of the biggest brands in the business, including Uber Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: UBER), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Lenovo (OTCMKTS: LNVGY), fiverr and Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG). Did you miss the Twitter takeover debacle? Wish you could’ve caught a hint of the tech layover sooner? With FiscalNote’s Software and Technology product, you may never miss any significant industry event ever again. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

January 11, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Spotlight Growth Shares 3 Stocks for an Uncertain and Likely-Volatile 2023

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By Spotlight Growth With 2022 now in the rearview, investors shift their focus to 2023 and the year ahead. The economic outlook for the new year remains muddied, as Wall Street looks for clues on inflation, the Federal Reserve's rate hikes, unemployment, GDP, and more. The good news? Major U.S. banks largely are forecasting a very mild recession or no slowdown at all in 2023. Growth is estimated to slow across the board, but managing to divert a major economic downturn is ultimately the preferred outcome. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has a slightly more optimistic outlook than the rest of the Street. U.S. GDP for 2023 is estimated to come in at 1%, which is better than the average Wall Street consensus of only a 0.4% gain for the year. Goldman sees GDP picking back up in 2024 with a growth of 1.6%, compared to average estimates of 1.4% growth in 2024. JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) maintains a similar stance that estimates a chance for a mild U.S. recession. However, the major investment bank has stated that “both stocks and bonds have pre-empted the macro troubles set to unfold in 2023 and look increasingly attractive,” and the fact that the “broad-based sell-off in equity markets has left some stocks with strong earnings potential trading at very low valuations.” However, BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the world’s largest asset management firm, does not see much good news in 2023. The firm has stated its belief that “taming inflation would take a deep recession.” Furthermore, the markets are entering new territory, where the options are either getting inflation back down to 2% by crushing demand to meet what the economy can comfortably produce right now. The alternative is learning to live with inflation, says BlackRock. Despite the different outlooks from Wall Street's elite, investors should look for beaten-down opportunities or companies that are set up to continue thriving in the current uncertain economic environment. With that said, here are three stocks to keep an eye on for 2023: 1. Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) Asure Software is a provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions in the United States. Asure’s target customers are small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which utilize the HCM service provider's suite of services and products to help build more productive teams by staying compliant with employment laws and freeing up resources to help grow their business. The HCM provider's products and services cover everything from payroll & tax automation to integrations with Equifax (NYSE: EFX), expansive retirement benefits, and more. Furthermore, Asure has worked diligently to develop new services to assist in emerging areas that concern SMBs. One example is the company's work with its CPA partners to help streamline the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) filings. This has helped Asure provide solutions to SMB CPA partners and back office workers to streamline to ERTC filing process and focus on more important tasks instead. Asure Software had a big 2022, as the labor markets saw the increased competition and the continued adoption of hybrid work. Based on the current economic outlooks provided by major U.S. banks and economic experts, SMBs will largely be facing a very similar environment in 2023 as they did last year. This means cost-cutting, streamlining efforts, and attracting top-tier workers will again be the main focus for the year ahead for these SMBs. All of which can be achieved through Asure’s suite of products and services. Analysts covering Asure continue to hold bullish outlooks for the company. Six analysts are covering the stock as of January 2023. All six rate the company a "buy" and maintain a price target of $11.20. In fact, analyst Jeff Van Rhee of Craig-Hallum just reiterated his “buy” rating and $14.00 price target on January 3, 2023. Eric Martinuzzi of Lake Street also recently reiterated his “buy” rating for Asure with a $12.00 price target. Analysts have been increasingly bullish on Asure as the economic environment continues to support the company’s strong growth. This can be determined by reviewing Asure’s recent financial results and its consecutive streak of beating estimates. Over the past nine quarterly periods dating back to Q3 2020, Asure has successfully met or exceeded revenue and EBITDA guidance. Only in Q1 2021 did EBITDA come in slightly lower for Asure than expected. This shows that Asure is a strong performer in the context of financial results. Despite its strong earnings track record during a time of great economic uncertainty and volatility, Asure remains largely under the radar. However, after a very strong finish to 2022 and expanding analyst coverage for the HCM services provider, Asure’s days of flying under the radar may be coming to an end. 2. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) 2022 was a brutal year for larger-cap technology stocks, including PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), which has returned over -60% in the past twelve months. However, analysts and market participants are beginning to warm back up to PayPal and other fintech names that largely were thrown out with the bath water. Mizuho analyst Dan Dolev recently reiterated his “buy” rating on PayPal with a $105.00 price target. Mr. Dolev acknowledges Apple, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple Pay is a top competitor to PayPal. In 2022, PayPal lost meaningful market share to Apple Pay, as it struggles to compete in mobile and desktop checkouts. However, Dolev remains bullish on PayPal after analyzing web traffic from some of its largest e-commerce checkout partners, such as Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) and Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD). The analysis showed that after a decline in 2021 that lasted through the first half of 2022, PayPal's outgoing traffic from this group of partnered merchants has been stable in recent months. Aside from stabilizing traffic from its major e-commerce partners, PayPal looks increasingly enticing especially when reviewing free cash flow. PayPal may still be overvalued if you are using metrics such as price to book or price to sales, and price-earnings growth (PEG). However, the company has a price-to-free-cash-flow reading of 14.89 and a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15.64. The forward P/E estimates earnings will rebound in 2023 and give PayPal a more attractive valuation when looking at forward P/E than the overall markets. 3. Destination XL Group Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is a specialty retailer that focuses on big and tall men's clothing and shoes across North America. As of January 2022, Destination XL had an operational footprint spanning 220 DXL stores, 16 DXL outlet stores, 35 Casual Male XL stores, and 19 Casual Male XL outlet locations. The company's e-commerce business is also an area of significance for the retailer. Within the context of this article, Destination XL is a more defensive play if economic activity continues to get worse than expected. Seen as largely recession-resistant, Destination XL sets itself apart from Big Box and department retailers through its exclusive focus on clothing and accessories for big and tall men. Despite growing competition from the likes of Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Destination XL offers a larger selection of higher-quality clothing and accessories than can be found at a typical department store. According to Allied Market Research, the plus-size clothing market was valued at $480 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach a value of $696.7 billion by 2027. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% between 2021 and 2027. Putting the statistics further into context, a "tall" customer would be an individual that has a height of around 6 feet tall and a weight around 200 pounds. For "big" customers, this is defined as an individual that is 6'2" or shorter and has a waist size that is the same or larger than your chest. According to Squarespace and Healthline, men over six feet tall makeup roughly 14.5% of the total male population in the United States. The average weight for American males between the ages of 40 and 59 is just over 200 pounds. This shows that a sizable portion of U.S. men fit the requirements of "big and tall" clothing. The Post “ 3 Stocks for an Uncertain & Likely-Volatile 2023 ” First Appeared on Spotlight Growth. Disclaimer: Spotlight Growth is compensated, either directly or via a third party, to provide investor relations services for its clients. Spotlight Growth creates exposure for companies through a customized marketing strategy, including design of promotional material, the drafting and editing of press releases and media placement. All information on featured companies is provided by the companies profiled, or is available from public sources. Spotlight Growth and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. The information contained herein is based on external sources that Spotlight Growth believes to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. Spotlight Growth may create reports and content that has been compensated by a company or third-parties, or for purposes of self-marketing. Spotlight Growth was compensated five thousand dollars cash by Asure Software for the creation and dissemination of this content by the company. This material does not represent a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. The above communication, the attachments and external Internet links provided are intended for informational purposes only and are not to be interpreted by the recipient as a solicitation to participate in securities offerings. Investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors and may not be permissible in certain jurisdictions. Spotlight Growth and its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may have bought or sold or may buy or sell shares in the companies discussed herein, which may be acquired prior, during or after the publication of these marketing materials. Spotlight Growth, its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may sell the stock of said companies at any time and may profit in the event those shares rise in value. For more information on our disclosures, please visit: https://spotlightgrowth.com/disclosures/ Disclaimer: Spotlight Growth is compensated, either directly or via a third party, to provide investor relations services for its clients. Spotlight Growth creates exposure for companies through a customized marketing strategy, including design of promotional material, the drafting and editing of press releases and media placement. All information on featured companies is provided by the companies profiled, or is available from public sources. Spotlight Growth and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. The information contained herein is based on external sources that Spotlight Growth believes to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. Spotlight Growth may create reports and content that has been compensated by a company or third-parties, or for purposes of self-marketing. Spotlight Growth was compensated five thousand dollars cash by Asure Software for the creation and dissemination of this content by the company. This material does not represent a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. The above communication, the attachments and external Internet links provided are intended for informational purposes only and are not to be interpreted by the recipient as a solicitation to participate in securities offerings. Investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors and may not be permissible in certain jurisdictions. Spotlight Growth and its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may have bought or sold or may buy or sell shares in the companies discussed herein, which may be acquired prior, during or after the publication of these marketing materials. Spotlight Growth, its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may sell the stock of said companies at any time and may profit in the event those shares rise in value. For more information on our disclosures, please visit: https://spotlightgrowth.com/disclosures/ Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

January 10, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Best Proofreading & Paper Editing Services: TOP 10 Websites Reviews

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Proofreading and editing services have become essential tools for many individuals looking to improve their written communication. These companies can be particularly helpful for students, who may not have the language skills or time to thoroughly proofread and edit their own work. With the proliferation of online services, it can be challenging to determine which proofreading or editing company is the best fit for your needs. But what makes a proofreading and editing websites truly effective? Quality is of course the most important factor, but there are several other factors to consider. Ease of use and accessibility are crucial, as is the turnaround time for completed work. Customer service is also an important consideration, as you want to ensure that you can get help if you have any questions or issues with your order. In addition, the pricing of the service is a factor that many people take into account when deciding which service to use. No matter what your needs may be, there is a proofreading service that can help you improve your writing and communicate more effectively. Whether you're a student looking to turn in the best possible papers, seeking to make a good impression with your writing, or simply want to make sure your writing is free from errors, this list of the professional academic websites can help. This list includes the TOP 10 proofreading and editing services, based on their reputation, affordability, and overall effectiveness. Read on to learn more about the best that these businesses have to offer you. 99Papers - the best proofreading & paper editing service overall and our number one recommendation. With a team of experienced editors, 24/7 support and top-notch services on offer - this service is an invaluable help for perfecting any written work. PaperHelp - the #1 essay editing website in the USA. With a wide range of services on offer, this editing website makes achieving top marks and perfecting any written work easier than ever before. Ivory Research - a top-rated essay proofreading company located in the UK. Their team of executive editors provide a reliable service for making sure any written work is up to scratch and ready for submission. Studdit - the go-to professional dissertation edition service for students around the world. Their qualified editors can help you perfect any written work, with tailor-made advice and step-by-step guidance available to make sure your project is always up to standard. EssayBox - trusted academic proofreading provider. EssayBox is a definitive source for impeccable proofreading services tailored to meet scholarly standards. PaperCoach - the perfect choice for affordable and reliable thesis editing services. SpeedyPaper - an excellent same-day essay proofreading website! With an experienced team and quality assurance staff, you can be sure your paper will be perfect in no time. EssayPro - when it comes to proofreading, EssayPro is the cheapest option in the world. 1Essay - for research papers that demand precise, consistent editing, look no further than 1Essay. Their team of editors has the skills to deliver accurate and professional research paper editing services quickly, no matter the size or complexity of the document. 101Resumes - need help crafting the perfect resume? Look no further than 101Resumes! Their professional resume editors can take your current resume and turn it into polished, career-winning material. It is important to read full reviews before selecting a proofreading and editing service. The reviews listed here provide comprehensive details about each website's services, prices, and features. Let us help you select the website that will best suit your needs and budget. 10 Best Proofreading & Paper Editing Services 1. 99Papers 99Papers is an online service that provides students with access to experienced professionals who specialize in proofreading and editing documents. With the help of this service, students are able to produce papers that are free of errors and conform to the highest quality standards. Pros There are several pros to using 99Papers: Access to experienced professionals: 99Papers has a network of writers with advanced degrees and writing experience, so you can trust that you are getting high-quality assistance from experts in your field. Range of services: 99Papers offers assistance with a variety of academic projects, including essays, research papers, dissertations, and more. Customized solutions: 99Papers allows you to choose your own writer and communicate with them directly to ensure that your project is tailored to your specific needs. Flexible pricing: 99Papers offers a range of packages at different price points, so you can find an option that fits your budget. Customer support: 99Papers has a dedicated customer support team available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. How it works To use 99Papers, simply create an account and submit your project details. You will then receive bids from writers who are interested in working on your project, and you can select the writer who best meets your needs and budget. Prices The prices for editing services on 99Papers will depend on the length and complexity of your document, as well as the turnaround time you require. Prices start at approximately $10. It is worth noting that 99Papers offers a range of packages at different price points, so you can find an option that fits your budget. Additionally, the company often offers discounts and special deals, so it may be worth checking their website or contacting their customer support team to see if there are any current promotions that could save you money on your editing project. If you are unsure about the cost of your editing project, you can request a quote from 99Papers by submitting your document and specifying your requirements. The company's customer support team will then provide you with a detailed quote based on the specific needs of your project. Features As far as features go, 99Papers offers a variety of services to help you get the most out of their platform. Some of the features offered by 99Papers include: Variety of services Experienced writers Flexible payment options Secure ordering process Trustworthy customer service Overall, 99Papers is a reliable and cost-effective way to get professional proofreading assistance with your academic projects. 2. PaperHelp PaperHelp is a professional essay editing service in the United States that provides students with access to professional writers, editors, and copywriters. Pros Select your own professional: The main advantage of using PaperHelp is the ability to select a writer or editor who is best suited for the project at hand. This ensures that any document receives the proper attention it needs in order to be accurate and up to standard. Range of Packages: Additionally, PaperHelp offers a range of different packages tailored to every budget and project size. These packages ensure customers only pay for the services they need and can find an option that suits their specific requirements. Rigorous Quality Checks: All services offered by PaperHelp go through rigorous quality checks to make sure each document meets the highest standards before being submitted or published. Convenient: Customers benefit from the convenience of PaperHelp's ordering system which allows them to select a writer or editor based on their qualifications and expertise in a particular field. Quick Service: This ensures that projects are completed quickly with accuracy and precision, as well as allowing customers to communicate directly with the writer throughout the process if necessary. How it works Using PaperHelp is simple and straightforward. After creating an account, customers can submit their project details directly to the website. Here, they will be presented with a list of qualified writers or editors who have indicated an interest in working on the project. If a customer wishes to work with a particular writer/editor, they can select them from the list and proceed to enter additional information regarding the project such as word count and deadline. Prices Prices for editing services with PaperHelp vary depending on the length and complexity of the project. Prices start at approximately $17, and PaperHelp also offers packages tailored to different budgets and project sizes, allowing customers to select an option that meets their specific requirements. Features PaperHelp offers customers a range of features to ensure they get the most out of their services. Experienced editors with an eye for detail Affordable prices Variety of services Flexible revisions Reliable customer service 3. Ivory Research Ivory Research is an academic writing and essay proofreading service that offers a wide range of services for students of all academic levels in the United Kingdom. Pros Extensive knowledge-base: Ivory Research provides not only an experienced team of writers and editors but also a comprehensive online library with resources from top universities around the world. Quality assurance: All orders are checked by quality-assurance specialists to ensure that the final paper meets all standards. Fast turnaround time: Ivory Research can usually provide your edited document within 24 hours if you select their Express service. Secure payment processing: Payment options like Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and more are available, and your personal information is kept secure at all times. Comprehensive customer service: The friendly customer service team is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your order. How it works First, choose the service you need – whether it's a basic proofread or an in-depth edit. Then upload your document and provide as much detail as possible about what needs to be done. Next, one of Ivory Research's experienced specialists from UK will review your order and begin working on it right away. The specialist will use their expertise to make suggested changes, improve grammar and spelling, or offer advice and feedback based on your instructions. 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January 10, 2023 08:52 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Cyber Dive Launches Aqua One, the First Smartphone to Monitor Children’s Online Activity and Mental Health

Cyber Dive

Cyber Dive, the preeminent pioneer in making the digital world safer and healthier for millions of children through tech-forward innovations, announced its new Aqua One smartphone is available for purchase today. Aqua One is the first ever smartphone to eliminate all barriers that have prevented parents from accessing their children’s digital activity, empowering them to comprehensively monitor their children’s health and safety online. With cutting-edge monitoring software designed by an ex-military intelligence officer and a Mental Health Check, this custom-built Android also bridges the gap between the digital world and its all-too-often damaging effect on children’s mental health. “Aqua One is designed to help real families facing real dilemmas—from their children’s struggles with depression, eating disorders, body image issues, and attempts at self-harm to the very real dangers of sex trafficking, drugs, bullying, and explicit photos,” said Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Gottfurcht. “We hear so many real life horror stories from parents that have real life consequences. Our goal is to arm them with the ultimate tool to help protect their children from a digital world that is proving to be more and more fraught with complexities and dangers we could never have imagined even a decade ago.” Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CTO Derek Jackson, who previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where his intelligence work focused on the social media activity of U.S. adversaries and radical insurgents, built Aqua One to be a game changer for families. “That's why the Aqua One is so powerful,” he said. “Screen time and app/website blockers are a cop out, easy answers to bigger issues. Instead, the intention behind what you're doing, the actions you're taking, and who you're interacting with indicate what type of effect social media will have on your well-being. If we can use AI and parental involvement to help our kids create better habits and better self-awareness, they will be better equipped to handle the effects of social media.” The Aqua One phone allows children to explore safely online with their parents at their side. Every action taken on the child’s Aqua One device, including the watch history, text messages, search history, and social media activity is mirrored in a comprehensive web application on the parent’s iOS or Android phone, allowing them to see everything. With full internet access and no screen time restrictions, the Aqua One encourages involvement over limitation, reinforcing the importance of open communication at a time when so many children are quietly suffering from the negative impacts of social media—and making potentially irreversible decisions. Moving beyond monitoring, the Aqua One is also equipped with a revolutionary Mental Health Check, designed based on the insights of in-house clinical child psychologist Jackie Henretig PsyD. The Mental Health Check interrupts the child’s scroll three times per day with emotional-, environmental- and mood-based questions that are based on the child’s age and previous responses. These questions help assess the child’s overall safety, family communication, connectedness to others, and general mental state. Parents can then view all of the responses in their Parent Dashboard, providing them with unparalleled insights into their child’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Cyber Dive’s Human Trafficking Advisor and Clinical Psychologist Angela Solomon, PsyD says it takes an average of 18 minutes after initial online contact for a predator to groom a child and request sexual content. By providing instantaneous access to all of a child’s online activity, including both positive and potentially negative interactions and experiences, parents can intervene as soon as they see anything inappropriate or potentially dangerous to their child. Available exclusively at http://www.cyberdive.co for $59/month, $0 down and no contract, parents can now sign up for a subscription that provides them with the Aqua One smartphone, Cyber Dive’s parental monitoring web application, and unlimited free phone replacements. Mint Mobile is the exclusive wireless service partner for Aqua One devices. “We are excited to be the exclusive wireless service provider for Aqua One,” said Aron North, CMO of Mint Mobile. “The team at Cyber Dive has created an innovative and cutting-edge solution, and we're excited to make it as affordable as possible with premium wireless starting at $15/month." For more information, visit cyberdive.co. Cyber Dive is a progressive technology company that is the preeminent pioneer in making the digital world safer and healthier for millions of children through tech-forward innovations. The company created Aqua One, the first-ever smartphone for children that empowers parents to monitor all of their children’s online activities through a single, comprehensive dashboard. Technology changed children and now Aqua One is changing parenting by empowering parents to go places in their child’s digital world they never thought they’d go. Learn more at http://www.cyberdive.co. Contact Details Jennifer Mirabile cyberdive@trustrelations.agency Company Website http://www.cyberdive.co

January 10, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Drylab Media Tech extends distribution deal into South Korea

Drylab Media Tech Group PLC

Drylab Media Tech Group PLC chief executive John Mahtani visited Proactive's London office just hours after announcing the extension of an existing distribution deal to include South Korea. Mahtani reveals the potential benefits to Drylab investors of extending the deal and explains how the agreement fits into his longer-term vision for the company. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

January 10, 2023 03:49 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Million-Dollar Owner Mike Geygan Retires & Reflects on 31-plus Years in Business After Selling Minuteman Press Franchise in Lebanon, Ohio

Minuteman Press International Inc

Minuteman Press in Lebanon, Ohio, has been sold by retiring owners Mike and Karen Geygan to new owners Frank and Melissa Hiti. The longtime design, marketing, and printing center has been operating for over 40 years, and Mike and Karen are retiring after owning the business for over 31 years. All of the staff have been retained and will keep working to serve Minuteman Press clients in the community. Minuteman Press in Lebanon is located at 101 Dave Avenue, Suite E, Lebanon, OH 45036. New owner Frank Hiti says, “We are really excited to take over a business that has such an outstanding reputation in the community. As business buyers, we are blown away by the strong foundation that Mike and Karen Geygan built with Minuteman Press in Lebanon. This business is a well-oiled machine thanks to their hard work. Everyone has been so welcoming to us as new owners, and we will continue the path that Mike and Karen set by being a fixture in our community and make sure our business takes care of our customers.” Frank continues, “I am an engineer by trade, with a business degree. I spent my entire career in automotive manufacturing doing sales, engineering, project management, and procurement. I climbed the ladder but I always had that desire to be an entrepreneur. I felt I was in a good position to find the right opportunity and the right business to purchase. Everything I’ve experienced in the last few weeks since purchasing Minuteman Press has been even better than I expected. The support has been phenomenal from our local field rep Ryan, our team here in Lebanon is simply fantastic, and it’s so much easier to hit the ground running thanks to the strong customer relationships that Mike and Karen Geygan built. They earned their retirement and it’s been a win-win situation all-around.” History of the Business When Mike and Karen Geygan first purchased an existing Minuteman Press franchise in April of 1991, they took over a business that needed some work. Mike reflects, “We bought a 12-year-old shop and we needed to upgrade our equipment and clean things up, so that’s what we did. We liked the business model and the industry, and I really wanted to be involved in my community. Lebanon, Ohio is a rural town, and it just seemed like a unique place to own a business.” At the time, Mike worked in industrial sales and he liked that Minuteman Press wanted to him “to focus on running the business, not running a press.” He continues, “We looked at small businesses, other franchises, and another printing business. With printing, I liked that I would be selling to customers who could become repeat clients and order more from us. I also found the business hours and employee structure to be appealing, and with Minuteman Press, the royalty cap was a huge plus.” On that point, Mike shares, “Minuteman Press is a franchise that really cares about our success as franchisees. I feel that we get more help and support for the limited royalties we pay than other franchises who don’t have a cap. It’s not just about the dollars, it’s about the work they put in. They adapt and stay current, and the tech team is really cutting edge with everything they put into FLEX.” Another thing that really stands out to Mike after 31-plus years is the fact that he has always been able to run his business in a rural town like Lebanon in the way he wanted that best fit his community. “I always liked that Minuteman Press was hands-off in the sense that we could do what we needed for our business. We can do what works for us in our marketplace and go in the directions we want to go with our products and services as well as our pricing. They never asked me to charge $5.99 for a Big Mac because that’s what New York is charging.” Mike also credits his wife Karen Geygan for really solidifying the business from the financial side of things. “Karen worked on the financial side of the business and made sure everything was handled in that area. Her contributions over the years have been invaluable to our bottom line.” Growing to a Million-Dollar Business From 1991 to 1998, Mike, along with his wife Karen and his staff, were able to steadily build the business. They first joined the President’s Million-Dollar Circle in 1998 and they continued to hit that impressive milestone every year for the next 24 years (with the exception of 2020). Mike shares, “The biggest thing for us early on was growing through word of mouth referrals. At that time, I found that most printing companies in our area were not ‘good printers’ in the sense that their quality wasn’t great and they didn’t meet deadlines. We stepped in with printing that looked better and was always on time, and as a result we developed an extremely good reputation.” Mike continues, “We grew significantly based on those two key areas of quality and service. After 31 years, I can’t think of one customer that we lost because we dropped the ball. It’s all about communication. We talk to our customers, and we are honest with them. If we need to fix something or deliver on a tight deadline, we find a way to get it done.” He adds, “I have found that the shops that are the most successful operate with a sense of urgency. You have to be proactive. If a job needs to be delivered Friday, get it done early in case a machine goes down, paper or supplies don’t show up, or an employee is out unexpectedly. Don’t wait until Friday morning. The quicker you know something is wrong, the easier it is to find a solution. That is what’s always worked for us.” “We went from 100K in yearly sales when we first started to about $1.3 million per year. We got very comfortable and now it’s time to retire.” -Mike Geygan Today, Minuteman Press in Lebanon is a digital print shop with six full-time staff and two part-time staff. Mike shares, “We specialize in digital printing and do a good amount of mailings. We are in a rural town and so we do a lot of saturation mail for local school districts and other clients such as a large HVAC company and an addiction treatment facility. We also saw that during the pandemic, our community needed products such as large format printing, labels, posters, and signage.” Speaking of the pandemic, Mike says, “We were fortunate enough to be cushioned from serious impacts in 2020. In 2021, we found ourselves back at 2019 levels, and in 2022, we were up 20% over 2021 sales.” With new ownership coming in, Mike sees ripe opportunity for growth. “We have a nice foundation in place but I also see room for growth in wide format, apparel, and automation mailing. There are a lot of studies that show print is more effective than other forms of marketing. I think it’s important to mix in different ways of marketing and use print, internet, and social media channels.” Selling the Business When asked what it was like to work with Minuteman Press International to sell the business and secure his exit strategy, Mike shares, “I first had the thought of selling in March of 2022. I was turning 63 in July, I mentioned to my Regional VP Gary Nowak that we were starting to think about selling the business. My original intent was to retire by 65, and conventional wisdom told me that it would take some time to complete the sale. We were not intending to sell this year and weren’t ready to actually list the business for sale.” Mike continues, “Gary informed me in early July that he had potential buyers who he was already in contact with, and I figured there was no harm in meeting with them. As it turned out, the meeting with the buyers went well, and we ended up getting an offer fairly quickly. By September, the agreement was signed, and the sale was completed in November of 2022.” From his perspective, Frank Hiti says, “When we started looking to buy a business, I came across a business for sale ad from Minuteman Press. Gary Nowak reached out to me and as we were discussing a couple of different opportunities, we were introduced to Mike Geygan. We liked what we saw on our end with Minuteman Press in Lebanon and now during the transition, we are absolutely thrilled with how things are turning out. We bought the right business for us from great people in Mike and Karen Geygan.” “Our attitude was that if we get a good offer for the business, we would sell, and if we didn’t get an offer we were comfortable with, we wouldn’t sell. We really liked the buyers Frank and Melissa Hiti. We sold the business at a good time for us at a price we were comfortable with before we needed to sell, and while things were going well.” -Mike Geygan Mike shares the following three keys to selling a business: 1. Have clean financials. It’s important to be properly prepared for any questions and document requests, and to know your numbers. 2. Run a solid business and invest wisely. My dad was a financial planner, so in addition to running our business, we took care of ourselves on the personal investment side. That really adds up over the years, so be smart about how you invest and start early. 3. A business where the owner is doing everything is worth less to buyers. The company needs to be transferrable to new ownership. Delegate responsibilities to your team, and cross-train your employees. The more they know, the more valuable your business will be at the time of the sale. Final Reflections & Advice for Others As Mike and Karen transition to retirement, he reflects on what he’ll miss most. “Everybody says it’s the people that make the business, and that’s so true. We love our customers and our employees; they are like family to us. I also love being involved in the community and served on many local boards. Because we deal with such a broad variety of customers and organizations in the printing business, I was one of the people who knew everyone and so everyone would come to me. I simply loved being able to help and connect others.” He adds, “Our customers are happy for us, and I am very impressed with our local Minuteman Press field representative Ryan McIntyre who is helping with the transition, as well as the new owners Frank and Melissa Hiti. I know the business is being left in great hands.” Mike’s final piece of advice for others is this: “There are three functions that have to happen in order to be successful: 1. Find the business; 2. Get the jobs out on time; 3. Get customers to pay for your products and services. When you are small and just starting out, these functions may fall to the owner. However, if you want to grow, you need to delegate responsibilities and develop a company, not a monument to the owner. Remember, it’s a team effort.” Minuteman Press in Lebanon, Ohio, is located at 101 Dave Avenue, Suite E, Lebanon, OH 45036. For more information, call 513-932-4222 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/lebanon/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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‘Woke’ Chairman/CEO Takes Visa Inc. Everywhere He Wants It to Be — Like China

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National Legal and Policy Center, a shareholder in Visa Inc., has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a report that outlines several missteps and ongoing “wokeness” on the part of Chairman and CEO Al Kelly, and will call for the board to implement a policy to separate the two powerful leadership roles at the company. NLPC’s proposal, found on page 90 of the company’s proxy statement, is the only one that will presented by a shareholder for the annual meeting, to be held on Jan. 24. NLPC’s report to the SEC seeks greater accountability for company leaders by asking fellow shareholders to vote for an “independent chair” policy, which if approved, would mean they support checks-and-balances under which the Chair of the board could not also be the CEO. NLPC’s report to the SEC also rebuts the board’s opposition to its proposal. As part of its case, NLPC calls into question several “missteps” — and even outright blunders and possible criminality — by Visa under the leadership of Chairman/CEO Kelly. From the report: There are several examples where we call into question Mr. Kelly’s leadership, with his powerful combined positions. Consider: He continued the Company’s quite-visible sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, despite a diplomatic boycott by the U.S. “There is no way around it,” wrote U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. “By supporting the Winter Olympic Games, [sponsors, including Visa] are helping the [Communist Chinese Party] whitewash slavery and genocide.” He capitulated to the violent, anti-police, “Black Lives Matter” riots of 2020, decrying “social injustice and racial inequality,” implying that the thousands of employees who represent the Company are insufficiently respectful and sensitive to minorities. “These corporations in America…they’ll blow a gasket, you know, for these small issues in the United States,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “But yet they’re willing to underwrite games of the country that’s committing genocide.” In his response to the fraudulent BLM movement, Mr. Kelly pledged to institute quotas at Visa for “under-represented” racial groups among executives and in overall hiring. “We want to achieve these goals for Black and African American people, and for Latinx people,” said Mr. Kelly, ignorant of the fact that the virtue-signaling term “Latinx” offends many Latin Americans and Hispanics. “Our initial emphasis will be on Black and African American talent,” he added. A federal judge in California ruled in a child pornography lawsuit against Visa, and against Pornhub’s parent company MindGeek, that “Visa knew that MindGeek’s websites were teeming with monetized child porn”; that there was a “criminal agreement to financially benefit from child porn that can be inferred from [Visa’s] decision to continue to recognize MindGeek as a merchant despite allegedly knowing that MindGeek monetized a substantial amount of child porn”; and that “the court can comfortably infer that Visa intended to help MindGeek monetize child porn” by “knowingly provid[ing] the tool used to complete the crime.” An influential activist investor said, “Visa’s conduct here is inexcusable, likely to cause the company incalculable financial and reputational damage,” and will “create serious… personal liability and potential criminal liability for the board.” He succumbed to pressure from progressive political leaders to adopt a specific purchase code for firearms merchants, making it easier for anti-Second Amendment rights advocates in political power to flag gun sales. “This new system is ripe for abuse and brings to mind similar policies of Big Tech companies and payment processors that have targeted law-abiding Americans for engaging in constitutionally protected activities. I urge you to immediately reverse course,” wrote U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, in a letter to Mr. Kelly and other major payment processing company CEOs. Two dozen state attorneys general also wrote to Mr. Kelly, warning that the new code may violate state consumer protection laws. Rather than hear shareholders’ legitimate concerns at annual meetings as they choose to address them, instead Mr. Kelly and his team avoid such discomfort, and hold “sham question and answer session(s) with planted softball questions.” Late last year Visa announced that Ryan McInerney would assume the role of CEO effective Feb. 1, while Kelly will retain the Chairman of the Board role. Companies regularly divide the roles on a temporary basis as part of a “transition” while shifting executives into new top roles, then within a few months to a year recombine the Chair and CEO roles. It remains to be seen what Visa will do, but nonetheless, adopting NLPC’s good-governance proposal would establish separation of the roles as company policy. “Al Kelly’s decision-making as both Chairman and CEO has brought great harm to Visa’s reputation and credibility, as the results have shown,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “It is past time for the board to permanently implement policies that improve accountability for leadership, before these ongoing unchecked mistakes end up being catastrophic for the company – and its shareholders.” Read NLPC’s shareholder proposal for the Visa annual meeting here. Read the full NLPC report to the SEC here. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

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