Monthly Archives: September 2015

Doe Deere is Changing the Makeup Industry with Vibrant Colors and Poetic Style

Doe Deere is a young entrepreneur that is shaking up the makeup industry with her edgy and chic makeup line called Lime Crime. In an article published in, Deere gives us a glimpse into her creative mind and her artistic spirit. If a single phrase had to be chosen to describe the fearless entrepreneur, that phrase would be color revolution.

Her internet based distribution model has been received with open arms by a community of consumers who adore her explosive style and fashion. In September 2015, Deere made the coveted list of Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs in Self-Made magazine. Making the Self-Made list reflects the acclaim that she has received from her fan base, whom she refers to as her unicorns.

In the Galore interview, Deere talks about the moment that she was inspired to get into the makeup business. The spark occurred when she and her friends played dress up at a sleepover when she was nine years old. She admits that she was not very good at applying makeup up until the time that she was in her 20s. However, as the old saying goes – better late than never, for she entered the market when the internet was establishing itself as a terrific platform to advertise products, ideas and services.

In the Galore article, Deere admitted that if she could do it all over again that she would not have chosen the name Lime Crime for her company. She feels that her products can have a wider reach if she had a more versatile and subtle moniker. However, she does acknowledge that her success is greatly attributed to the catchy phrase name that she says represents her favorite color and represents the act of coloring outside of the lines.

Her colorful, vegan and cruelty-free products standout compared to her competitors because she is not afraid to break the rules. Unfortunately, she has also received her fair share of negativity and hate that she attributes to the unfiltered social media platform. Deere calls the internet “a very strange place,” but she acknowledges that the negativity comes with the territory of running a successful online business.

Some people may be surprised to know that Deere demonstrates a great deal of humility and respect for people who came before her. She routinely offers praise and admiration to other female entrepreneurs, such as Dita Von Teese, Arianna Huffington and Suze Orman. She also acknowledges the inspiration that she has received from other makeup brands, like Ben Nye and Kryolan.

Even though Deere represents the millennial generation with her eye-catching style; she gives off a hippie spirit as she embraces the word weird and an attitude of not taking herself too seriously. Deere constantly reminds us of her humility by saying things like “I feel like I’m cheating sometimes! Grown-ups shouldn’t be allowed to have so much fun, yet we are.” When Deere speaks you do not think of someone who feels like they are entitled, for she is an advocate of hard work, challenging the status quo and providing inspiration to young women.

Handy Home Cleaning Services

House cleaning is the aspect of ensuring the house is free from dirt. This is achieved through different ways which may include; wiping, washing or even brushing. House cleaning is essential in ensuring that people live healthy life and a comfortable one. The growth rate and spread of bacteria is reduced through frequent house cleaning hence making people free from diseases which are spread through dirt. During house cleaning, there are essential areas that need to be cleaned thoroughly; these areas include toilets, restrooms and refrigerators.Life nowadays has become tightly scheduled making cleaning a neglected practice. This practice has led to homes becoming dirty and untidy making the flow of energy impossible at homes

Handy a cleaning services company was initially known as Handybook. Hanrahan was the initial entrepreneur of the team having graduated from Amherst. Handybook was initially launched in Boston in the year 2012. The initial idea of that company was to a digital platform that would allow customers access cleaners for home cleaning.

Handybook later moved its team to New York after it pushed out a new version for New York City. During this moment, getting a trusted cleaning company was expensive something that made Handy to venture into the market to cleaning easy for the people. The process was made so easy that one was only required to type his ZIP code and the number of the room that required cleaning with the ideal date that cleaning was required. Handy in turn gives the expected cleaning period and the price cost that would be incurred to do the cleaning. Three hour cleaning in New York goes for eighty dollars which is much lower than the price offered by other cleaning companies. Other services that Handy offers include; moving help, interior painting, plumbing and assembly of furniture.

Handy company managed to scoop ten million dollars in the year 2013 covering the twelve cities. Launching of the services on more cities was done after the company received three point seven million dollars infusion amount. The company was able to book its appointments after every ninety minutes in the year 2013. Handy managed to grow exponentially to a point in the year 2014 the company was booking its appointments every three minutes. The rate of appointments booking went high to a point in September 2014 the company managed to book its services every thirty seconds. The average pays that professional cleaners working in Handy range from fifteen to twenty two dollars per hour. This payment gives the workers the ability to work on hours they feel will give them a healthy hourly wage.

Handy services are vetted making the consumers comfortable with their services .consumers are able to book these services through their mobile phones making the accessibility of these services easy. Handy has managed to cover twenty five cities in the United States, other two cities in Canada and offers services in London. Eighty percent of Handys’ revenue is generated from cleaning services while the other fifteen percent comes from handyman services.

Skout Is A Cut Above The Rest

I’ll never forget the first time I tried online dating. I was actually a nervous wreck. I Knew I wasn’t going to have to meet anyone face-to-face right away but the fact that I was putting myself out there was terrifying enough. What if people thought I was ugly? What if someone I knew saw that I was on there and made fun of me? What if someone was downright mean to me? Once I started, I was able to quickly put myself at ease. In this day and age, online dating is natural. Most of us lead such busy lifestyles that we don’t have time to go out there and meet someone. I’ve dabbled in a variety of online dating apps and some are not all that they are cracked up to be. I was ready to give up but then I discovered Skout.

Skout has a very easy to use interface. Upon logging in, I am faced with many potential matches! The first thing I see is there pictures. This is great because right away I can see if I’m attracted to someone and if I want to strike up a conversation. I didn’t have to wait long for someone to choose me to talk too! Almost instantly, my phone went off. It was a good feeling. That’s the beauty of Skout. There are so many users online! That means that there will always be plenty of people to talk too.

I also feel safe with SKout. Skout shows me who and when someone checks out my profile. This is a big deal to me. With other apps, I was never able to see who was lurking on my profile. It made me nervous. With Skout, I can see everyone that views me! I no longer have to wonder if someone I don’t want to view my profile is viewing it.

Other than that, Skout is pretty straight-forward and simple. I just like to use it to chat. I might end up meeting someone down the road but right now it’s all in preliminary stages. I’ve made quite a few friends. I enjoy being able to search for people all over the world and not just those in close proximity. Perhaps my favorite feature is the shake to chat. It connects me with someone else randomly in the world. It’s kind of cool to think we both shook our phones at the same time and that’s why we were brought together.

Online dating is the future and there is no shame in it. It just takes a little patience. Skout is one of the best apps out there. It’s easy to use, there’s a plethora of users, and it’s the safest one that I’ve come across. Skout is truly a step above the rest.

Susan McGalla: A Leading Example of Women’s Business Success

When it comes to business, women are still not treated nor compensated the same as men. Even though the issue of women’s rights is still covered and ratified by law, in many places, women are still treated as second-class citizens, strictly because of their gender and not their ability.

Analysis shows that there is a large gap in monetary compensation between men and women. In many cases, according to research, women received significantly less in pay than men. Women, on average earn just 75% of the amount of money that men do for working the same position. Skill does not skew these numbers, as women still get less for having the same skill set and experience as their male counterparts.

However, despite this glaring omission, women all over are seeing the difference in compensation, and are doing something about it. Instead of sitting idly by and accepting lower wages, woman are coming out for themselves and starting and running businesses. There has been a huge influx of women who are holding major business positions, including upper management, executive positions, and business startups.

Though many may consider such a women’s business revolution as a long established trend, the numbers regarding women in business paint a far different picture. According to recent surveys, only 3% of women in business hold the title of CEO. An even more shocking stat is that 85% of businesses in America do not have a woman in their executive board. The sad thing is, in many businesses that have women in these positions, the businesses actually thrive and perform better than male-led entities. The numbers show that women continue to have a major influence upon the life and prosperity of a business venture when properly utilized.

There are currently many great examples of women who have taken on the reins of CEO and have brought the businesses that they served to higher levels of growth and success. Susan McGalla on has led businesses in numerous positions, having served as the CEO for the Wet Seal Company, as well as American Eagle clothing. She originally began her career in clothing working a major position with the Joseph Horn Company. She currently works as the Director of Strategic Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization of the NFL.

Susan McGalla has had a very unique and eclectic career, working as the head of major companies, and bringing those various companies to higher levels of profitability. Her unique background has served her and the companies that she has worked for well, and now in her position for the NFL, she continues to show that women can not only assume major responsibilities in a male centric position, but thrive there as well.

The glass ceiling, when it comes to women in business, unfortunately still exists. But individuals like McGalla show that there’s more than one way to rise to the top. As time passes, we will see more women in positions like McGalla become more prominent and utilized in the world of corporate business.

Changes Coming to the NBA During the 2015/2016 Season

The 2015/2016 NBA season will begin in October and when it does fans and spectators can expect some big changes within the league. Here is a list of the major trends changes that will impact the league in 2015/2016.

Players will be Given more Time to Rest and to Recuperate

The 2015 season will begin by allowing players to get more rest and recuperation between games. Most teams had to play 4 games in 5 nights during the previous seasons. However, this will change beginning in the 2015 season. Teams will still continue to have a four game run within a given 5 day period but the amount of time that they do this will be significantly reduced. Teams will only play this many games about 30% of their time instead of 60% like they did in the past. This will allow players more time to recoup and to recover during seasonal play.

Teams that will have Dominant National Coverage

Specific teams that are dominating within the league will have more national coverage than the other teams that are being featured. Franchises such as the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will have at least 25 national appearances. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers will also receive a lot of national coverage. The Memphis Grizzlies is another team that will be prominently featured for nationally televised games.

Owners and Players will Still Come to Terms over Salaries

Staring in 2015/2016 NBA franchises will benefit from an exceptional broadcasting deal with ESPN and TNT. The amount of money that is going to be generated from this deal will give the league’s players a greater ability to negotiate for more money. Team owners are going to continue to thwart the plans of players because many teams are still losing profits. As a matter of fact, at least half of all teams are not profitable. Even though this is the case, owners and players can expect to gain greater revenues and profits in 2015/2016.

Team owners such as Jeanie Marie Buss and Mark Cuban have franchises that are doing well in terms of profits. When former NBA team owner Bruce Levenson of the Atlanta Hawks headed this organization with Michael Gearon; they were both able to increase the financial stock of this team. They did by helping the organization to improve its ability to win on the court and by exposing the team’s media coverage. Currently, the Atlanta Hawks is one of the most dominant teams in the league. They owe this to Levenson and Gearon who started to push the franchise in a more positive direction starting in 2010.

The 2015/2016 season will also feature an improved holiday game line up and there will be more free agency rankings. Fans can also expect to see a more exciting games throughout the season as well. The 2015/2016 season will begin on October 27, 2015 and it is expected to be one of the best to date.