Following his three step plan, the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy will teach you and guide you every step of the way. Investing in real estate can be very financially rewarding when you have the help of an expert on your side. Don’t do it alone when you can turn to the Academy and gain the knowledge and support you’ll need to reach your goals. Let’s take a look at the man behind The Academy.

From Selling Computer Parts to Opening the prestigious Academy

Nick Vertucci was not always the successful business owner and real estate investor that he is today. In his earlier days, Nick was doing ok selling computer parts. He realized that even though things were going fairly smoothly, he was not really planning for the future, financially speaking for himself and his family. Then in the year 2000 the dot com crash happened, things changed and the money got tight. Nick Vertucci needed to find his next career.

When his friend told him about a three-day seminar that he thought he should attend, Nick agreed to attend. The seminar was about real estate investing, and with the knowledge Nick acquired things started to around for him! He learned everything he could about investing in real estate and he was on the road to achieving his financial goals.

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Whether you are brand new to real estate investing, or you are already an investor who is looking to gain more knowledge and to make more money, this is where it can happen for you! Learning events are scheduled year around end in locations across the country. In just a few strategic steps, you will learn the techniques of successfully flipping a property by buying it at a low price and selling it at a high price for an impressive profit. The Academy courses will help you learn how to find the right properties at the right price. Then you can decide if you want to flip it, rehab it or hold on to it as an investment property for your own portfolio to rent out. Let Nick and his great staff help you achieve your financial goals!

Lime Crime is a cosmetic company that gained notoriety for its vivid array of colors. As a company based in the United States, it was first launched as an online retailer. Since its inception, it has gained a steady following of people located around the world. To better serve their clients, the team behind this innovative line of cosmetics decided to launch a new branch in China. As with all countries, China had their own set of regulations in place for the selling of cosmetics, which was viewed as a challenge by the company’s Global General Manager, Kim Walls.

One of the aspects of the guidelines set forth by China was their regulation for safety. They have a mandate in place that clearly states all cosmetics sold within the country need to be tested on animals. This is a direct contradiction to the fact that the lines of Lime Crime cosmetics are sold as vegan products with no animal testing involved. It appeared as though the only way the company could get around that mandate would be to ship their products from the United States.

The challenge of launching a new branch in China became complicated by the regulation through which the Chinese government would only waive the animal testing if products were shipped from the U.S. This practice would be subject to additional taxes and duties their customers would have to pay in order to receive their items. It also opened up an avenue for stolen and counterfeited merchandise. Fortunately, the perseverance of Kim Walls led to an alternative solution that benefited the company as well as its customers.

LimeCrime was able to launch its new branch in China through a partnership created with an e-commerce brand known as Revolve. As it happened, this fashion company was interested in expanding into the field of beauty, just when the cosmetic company needed an approved method of gaining access to its customer base in China. The cosmetic company also worked with influential individuals and encouraged their loyal fans to visit their partner’s website to help increase their visibility for the launch in China.

Helping Other People Everyday or HOPE is a program created by USHEALTH Group’s current president and CEO Troy McQuagge in 2010. At the time, McQuagge had just become president of the fledgling USHEALTH Advisors. Since the implementation of the program both USHEALTH Advisors and USHEALTH Group Inc., its parent company, have grown exponentially. The USHEALTH Group is now 10 times as successful as they were when Troy McQuagge first joined the company. With McQuagge’s vision and leadership and the company’s adoption of the HOPE program, USHEALTH now better serves communities nationwide. Follow Troy McQuagge USHealth on Twitter.

 At USHEALTH, H.O.P.E. is much more than simply a clever acronym. It’s a mission embraced by the management, staff and independently contracted agents that’s become an organizational commitment lived daily. It seeks to ensure the company positively impacts the lives of others. As part of the HOPE project, USHEALTH has worked with Phoenix of New Orleans to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The company has also provided the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area based non-profit children’s shelter, Crisis Nursery, with baby formula, clothes, shoes and other supplies valued at thousands of dollars.

 The goal of USHEALTH’s HOPE program is to use their resources to give back to the cities in which they do business. USHEALTH sees their business as more than just a way to make money, but also as a means to help people enjoy a better quality of life. Through the HOPE program, USHEALTH Advisors gave HOPEKids Arizona $25,000 in 2012 to support their efforts to help the families of children suffering with cancer and many other life threatening illnesses. USHEALTH also gave over $45,000 to the HOPEKids chapter in North Texas in 2013.

 Company CEO Troy McQuagge USHealth explained that helping and serving people wherever and whenever possible it at the core of the company’s mission. It’s the soul that lies at the heart of who they are as people and as a company. It’s the most noble way to live your life and run a business, he said. At USHEALTH, helping and serving others is something they see as their personal mission and corporate responsibility and isn’t something they take lightly. That commitment to doing selfless acts of kindness is embodied by the actions of agents of USHEALTH Advisors in communities throughout the United States.

 USHEALTH Advisors agents in Brevard County Florida have worked with the local charity Homes for Warriors Project through the Space Coast Paratroopers Association to cleanup, repair and prepare a new mortgage-free home donated to an Army Specialist. USHEALTH is also providing support for the Wounded Warriors Project in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company’s management, staff and agents donate hundreds of dollars each week to charities nationwide as part of the HOPE program.

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The next time that you go on the internet, pay attention to how much effort goes into marketing by way of video. Whether you are on social media or a company website, video marketing is the direct way that businesses are reaching out to their customers. Over the past ten years, a Florida-based marketing company named Talk Fusion has been slowly changing the way that companies approach their video marketing efforts. Talk Fusion was founded by Bob Reina and it has found its way to more and more success thanks to his efforts to stay ahead of his competition. Now, Reina and his company are priming for the next step with the release of their newest application, Live Meetings.


When developing marketing products, Talk Fusion has to look at the most effective and efficient ways to do so. Talk Fusion CTO Ryan Page and CEO Bob Reina have focused more and more on utilizing WebRTC Technology in order to create products that can stand the test of time while improving the user experience. WebRTC Technology is likely the future of marketing due to the lagless way it helps customers interface with video. WebRTC Technology was the backbone of Talk Fusion’s 2016 Product of the Year, Video Chat, and now it is the backbone of Talk Fusion’s work on Live Meetings.


Live Meetings was developed in order to give companies the ability to hold massive conference calls with one-direction video. Live Meetings is set up to stream to upwards of 500 viewers at a time while up to 20 hosts rotate in and out, taking turns displaying their video and streaming to the masses. Talk Fusion’s Live Meetings will be effective in helping companies reach out in a major way. As Talk Fusion prepares the market for their work on the Live Meetings application, they’ll also be preparing their work with Talk Fusion University.


Talk Fusion is a direct-selling company that gives people the chance to sign up as associates to help sell the Talk Fusion marketing materials. Talk Fusion’s new university platform helps to give prospective associates the chance to take their future into their own hands. Learn more:

The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has set out to create approximately 20,000 new places in day care centres, as well as another 40,000 new places in pre-schools by the year 2020. This achievement is expected to be realised under the leadership of Marcelo Crivella, who is the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. The city is looking forward to the assistance of Public-Private Partnership which will deal with the construction, maintenance and non-pedagogical services of education apparatus. This undertaking is currently in the feasibility studies. This project matches the first 2012 Public-Private Partnership which took place in Belo Horizonte.

During Felipe Montoro Jens campaigns, Mayor Crivella had expressed his intentions of committing to the education sector. This is the reason why this project is familiar to those people who went to campaigns with him. The project has sought consultancy services from International Finance Corporation, which is a member of the World Bank. This consultancy is expected to cost R $2.3 million. International Finance Corporation happens to be the leading private sector development institution in so far as developing world is concerned. International Finance Corporation says they use their expertise in assisting their partners to surmount challenges in finance, political and operational fronts. This institution has been bestowed the responsibility of providing consultancy and analysis of public lighting PPP in Rio.

The law 11,079 of 2004 has enabled the modality of public contracting, which provides guidelines as to how the bidding and contracting of PPP should be done. The partnership between the government and the private sector provides an alternative to bridge the gap that exists in the public service provision, occasioned by inadequate resources. This model of the contract is supported by the administrative concession contract which has to be signed by the private companies and public administration institutions.

Lime Crime is a cosmetics company that has recently expanded into China. They have recently launched multiple products as a prominent brand overseas. Lime Crime has developed a new formula for selling in Asian markets. From past experience, their executives explained the techniques needed to enter the emerging market.

One thing that has made a big difference in the public perception of LimeCrime cosmetics was their decision to not test on animals. This was mandated in China, but due to the vegan ingredients and make up essential products, they were forced to ship from the United States alone.

Another challenge in Chinese markets was transportation and logistics. The taxes that were due when importing the goods made a significant difference in what was possible for a long time. Counterfeit merchandise was another complication that made it difficult to enter the space. With creative promotion and advertising, they were able to achieve a lot despite these set backs.

One way Lime Crime bridged this gap was by working with a partner e-commerce shop, Revolve. The similarity in consumer perspectives and interests between these two companies facilitated their relationship and helped draw consistency among the mutual consumer base.

Using the web based platform, Revolve was designated as the official place to get Lime Crime products. It was a great way to establish a precedence about where to find them, and helped audiences overseas get excited about upcoming products well in advance. Creating a buzz was easy using these simple and straightforward techniques.

Another strategy that was well executed, related to the influences who were selected to receive their products. People who were known but not necessarily A-list were chosen in order to give customers a unique and passionate perspective on each of the products. The results were great, because of the timely and attentive way that influencers shared their experiences with the brand.

They explained that their focus was to create and distribute content that appeared consistently in line with their brand. This was greatly achieved even before entering the market in China and had astounding results. Ultimately, Lime Crime attributes their success in the Asian markets to the use of key influences and create promotion strategies.

Highland Capital Management has, since the time that it was established, been known for their amazing work that they do as being an SEC-registered investment advisor. The company, with the added help of their affiliates, have been able to accumulate well more than $15.4 million in assets. All of these accomplishments, however, would never have been possible without James Dondero and Mark Okada, who both happen of came together in 1993 to have established the company. Read this article at

Since the company was first founded, they have been able to make the company widely known all over the world. The title that they are most proud of being known by is being the most experienced and the largest global alternative credit managers. Some of the company’s specialties happen to include, collateralized loan obligations, credit strategies, and many more services. Seoul, Singapore, New York and Sao Paolo all happen to be areas where Highland Capital Management has main offices. However, their headquarters happens to be located in Dallas, Texas. Visit to know more.

The community is always one of the things that Highland Capital always strives to make a top priority. They achieve this goal by doing more than just financial markets. Instead, they take the communities that their employees live in and work at and they take them and invest in any way they can. Most of the time they like to invest with more than just money but instead with advisory involvement and by volunteering. Since 2005 their company has proudly been able to donate well over $10 million across the world to tons of different organizations.


The non-profit Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque is currently hosting the 38th Annual Native American Student Art Show. The two-month-long exhibition showcases the finest Native art from Pueblo students across New Mexico. Submissions are open to Pueblo students from kindergarten to 12th grade, and awards based on age and medium are given by a jury. In addition to regular awards, the jury also gives out a Best in Show Award to a deserving student.

Held every year since 1979, the Native American Student Art Show has been located at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center since its first year. Each year, students are given a theme to base their artwork around. For the 38th edition of the art show, the selected theme was the power of storytelling. The jury presented 9 first-place awards for paintings, drawings, three dimensional artwork and mixed media creations. Leanna Lauis, a 16-year old student, won the Best in Show Award for her work in the mixed media category.

Winners and runners-up will display their work at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Artists Circle Gallery until January 5, 2018. Selected works will be available for purchase with all profits going towards the young artists.

The Native American Student Art Show is just one of the many Native American cultural events that the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center throws each year. They also host the Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival every October. The festival coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta and features curated Native handicrafts and traditional dancing from Zuni and Jemez Pueblos.

There has been a lot of talk over the past couple of years about the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team. Many people believe the name is racially insensitive and should be done away with. Many members of the media have echoed those sentiments and called for the name to be changed. However, Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been very firm about his commitment to keep the name. He has shown no indication that he will cave into the pressure from Native Americans any time soon.

A group of activists made up of Native Americans recently took matters into their own hands. They created a very elaborate and convincing fake news campaign on social media that said the Redskins were going to officially change their name to the Washington Redhawks. The social media posts were so detailed that many people were fooled into thinking they were real. This included many major media outlets. The activists went so far as to make a website and a Twitter account for the fictional team. The fake news campaign created quite a stir and brought attention back to the issue of the Redskins name. This had not been covered by the media at all this season because of the massive uproar surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem.

It remains to be seen it this fake news campaign will succeed in getting the national debate started once again regarding the Redskins name. However, it remains clear that many Native Americans are not prepared to forget about this issue.

Many people thought the debate over the name of the Washington Redskins ended this past June. It was in that month the United States Supreme Court made a landmark ruling involving a rock band called The Slants. The court ruled that even though the name of the rock band was offensive to some people, the band could not be denied a trademark for their name. This ruling also allowed the Washington Redskins to keep their name by essentially ending legal options for opponents.

Notwithstanding the events above, something fascinating happened this week. On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, several websites suddenly appeared on the Internet advertising an exclusive story about the Washington Redskins. The websites contained professionally appearing articles stating that the Washington Redskins had finally bowed to public pressure, and the team would now be called the Washington Redhawks.

It didn’t take long for people to realize the articles were fake. However, the articles demonstrated a new method of activism used by Native Americans and their allies in the football team debate. Sebastian Medina-Tayac, one of the organizers behind the websites, said, “The point of this was to start the conversation again.” He continued, “We wanted to make it immediate and urgent by allowing people to imagine a world where that mascot is gone, the name is changed and see how people react to it.” In other words, he decided to help the public visualize the change.

What do you think about this new tactic being used by Native Americans? Let us know below!