Kauffman Founders School Presents Nine-Part Series on Leadership and Motivation for Entrepreneurs

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Despite decades of conventional thinking about human motivation, best-selling business author Daniel Pink sheds new light on the art and science of motivation and how entrepreneurs can leverage these insights to be more effective leaders. These lessons are revealed today in a new nine-part series from the Kauffman Founders School.

The videos may be accessed at http://www.KauffmanFoundersSchool.org.

Pink is the author of five books about business, work and management issues, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. He lectures to corporations, associations and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace and in 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.

Using a mix of social science, survey research and compelling stories, Pink reveals the personal qualities and specific skills necessary for effectively and ethically persuading, influencing and moving others. If you want enduring motivation, you have to do things in your company that go with the grain of human nature, Pink said, not against it.

He demonstrates that by understanding what social scientists have learned about human motivation, entrepreneurs can understand what moves people, and why it matters for their business. The video series includes modules titled:


inRESONANCE Unveils Student Billing Sub-ledger to Integrate Admissions and Billing

Northampton, MA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

inRESONANCE (iR), a leading developer of technology solutions for independent schools and educational institutions, today announced StuB, a full-featured sub-ledger student billing system. This is a groundbreaking core addition to the iR solution offerings. The solution integrates admissions and finance processes to deliver an end-to-end solution that bridges the gap between enrollment management and billing.

inRESONANCE Founder and CEO Kevin J. McAllister will unveil StuB for student billing and other new iR products at the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals Annual Admission Institute conference, Portland, Oregon, July 13 July 16, 2014.

With StuB, data is pre-populated from the iR PORTAL admissions and enrollment system to include information such as who is currently enrolled, incoming students, and family data such as tuition payers. Student Billing boosts productivity for schools and payers by supporting complex tuition charges and payment plans, multiple payers per child, ad hoc charges, overpayments, invoicing, statements, and deposits.

Flexible payment options allow schools to automatically bill multiple payers such as parents, grandparents, companies or trusts. The solution also connects directly to QuickBooks or can prepare a file export for other accounting systems. Designed and tested in conjunction with financial professionals and Certified Public Accountants, Student Billing supports full audit trails for in-depth accountability and finance tracking.

Through integration with iR Broadcaster, schools can create fully personalized invoices, receipts, or other statements and send them out via email broadcasts. Families will have the option to make online payments for school invoicesreducing paper use and increasing conveniencethrough their secure Student Billing Online accounts.

Parents and other fee payers will be able to access their secure accounts to pay bills online. Student Billing will display invoices and statements, a transaction history, and easy-to-use payment options. The school will determine which forms of payment to accept such as credit card payments and/or electronic funds transfer.

iR Enrollment Suite

Another iR product that continues to transform productivity for iR clients is SchoolForms Online (SFO). SchoolForms Online is a powerful, flexible form-building tool that allows clients to build their own online forms, attaching payment options to any form, and publish them to secure, online family accounts. Families correct pre-populated forms and return them electronically. The school brings changed and new data back into the database without data entry. inRESONANCE processes over 40,000 forms a month for clients, who declare the time savings for them is extraordinary. SFO now has been enhanced to allow users to display forms grouped by category.

With the combination of PORTAL, SFO, and Student Billing, schools have a complete Enrollment Suite that handles school and family needs, from open house sign-up through enrollment, contracting, and bill payment, said McAllister. With these products, inRESONANCE is delivering an end-to-end solution that bridges the gap between enrollment and billing offices. The result for schools, and the families they serve, is greatly enhanced convenience and less time spent on administrative tasks.

Additional new modules for PORTAL, the popular IR Admission/Enrollment solution, available later this summer

iR is enhancing the overall functionality of PORTAL, with Event signups and browser-based readers. These enhancements can be added for existing users.

Event Signup: This new PORTAL enhancement lets parents register online for an open house or other admissions events. Schools can set a capacity limit and the event will automatically shut off when full. Event signups come directly into the PORTAL Web Services (PWS) processing system either as a new inquiry or can be attached to an existing record.

PORTAL Direct: With the recent release of FileMaker 13, InRESONANCE will offer secure, browser-based access to PORTAL with PORTAL Direct, based on FileMakers new WebDirect technology. The initial version will have functionality for File Application readers, athletic coaches and other interest managers, and alumni interviewers. With PORTAL Direct users can review admission documents or applications using a web browser. The school can control what information or documents are accessible, what fields the users can edit, and can assign different levels of access to different kinds of readers.

PORTAL Direct by inRESONANCE is the most comprehensive and flexible web reading system I have seen, and its consistent with the inRESONANCE spirit of putting the user in control, said Thomas Sheppard, dean of admission and financial aid, The Lawrenceville School. Its one more step towards giving the Admission Office everything it needs for todays data-driven admission landscape.

Based on FileMaker Pro 13

inRESONANCE solutions are based on the award-winning FileMaker Pro 13, FileMakers newest software platform. FileMaker 13s WebDirect technology makes it faster and easier than ever to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains.


Student Billing is available immediately. Additional new products, including Events and PORTAL Direct, will be available late summer. For more information about the solutions or to schedule an online demo, contact sales@inresonance.com or call inRESONANCE at 413.587.0236.

About inRESONANCE, Inc.

inRESONANCE is a strategic productivity partner for schools and nonprofits. inRESONANCE has worked with over 350 schools world-wide for nearly 15 years. Our suite of intelligent, open, customizable FileMaker

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Sky, TalkTalk, BT and Virgin Media will send customers who download illegal files over their network "education letters", the latest initiative in the UK crackdown on online piracy. The network providers will tell users who have used file-sharing sites …
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Advanta IRA Presents Webinar on Hard Money Loan and Self-Directed IRAs

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

Join Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA for this webinar featuring Jacob Sacks, CEO of GMA Factoring. GMA is a financial service firm that officers invoice factoring, accounts receivable financing, asset based loans, hard money lending, business cash advances and participations with other factors. Leveraging a self-directed IRA is entirely possible, however, it must be a specific type of loan called a non-recourse loan, says Jack Callahan, managing partner of Advanta IRA Services. A non-recourse loan is one that is secured by the actual asset you purchase with that loan (i.e., a piece of property).

During this webinar, Maurer and Sacks discuss how an IRA can actually be the borrower on a transaction and the non-recourse loan is covered in great detail. While lending to an IRA is not nearly as common as lending out of an IRA, an IRA can obtain financingbut there is an impact that has on the returns to the self-directed IRA that investors should be aware of.

Participants have a chance to ask questions about hard money loans, its advantages and risks. Sacks will cover how this type of lending differs from traditional bank loans and presents live examples of how leverage is used to maximize ones investments.

As investors continue to seek ways to hedge their bets against the stock market, self-directed IRAs are becoming more popularas are the alternative investments permissible within these accounts, says Callahan. Non-recourse loans have the potential to work well within IRAs to acquire assets that can diversify retirement portfolios and enhance earnings in these plans. Investors of all levels are encouraged to attend this webinarat no costto learn the ins and outs of hard money loans.

Event: Webinar Hard Money Loans and Self-Directed IRAs

Date: July 22, 2014

Time: 12:00 1:00 pm

Location: Online

Cost: No charge.

Register: Prior to 5:00pm (EST) on Monday, July 21st, by contacting Larissa Greene by phone at (727) 581-9853 x 1140, or by emailing lgreene(at)advantairagroup(dot)com.

About Advanta IRA

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over ten years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.

About Jack Callahan

Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.

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State Theatre, NJ presents Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel – February 16, 2014

New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) January 31, 2014

State Theatre presents the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel on February 16, 2014 at 3pm. Led by conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, the program includes Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op.23, featuring piano soloist Roman Rabinovich; Webers Overture to the opera Euryanthe; and the popular Dvo

Lambda Solutions Inc. and Limestone Learning Partner to Provide Full-Service, Cloud-Based, Talent and Training Development Systems in North America

Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

Lambda Solutions, a leader in cloud-based talent and learning management systems, is excited to announce their partnership with Limestone Learning to offer clientele full-service online learning solutions. The strategic partnership will provide current and incoming customers with holistic custom learning materials for the leading open source talent and learning management systems, Totara and Moodle. Brent Harvey, the VP of Sales and Marketing at Lambda Solutions comments, Lambda is really excited to be partnering with Limestone Learning. As experts in instructional design, Limestone Learning provides a like-minded approach to customer excellence. Lambdas customers will benefit from Limestones industry expertise and best practices ensuring the best of both worlds with content creation and benefiting from a platform to deliver flexible e-learning within your organization.

Limestone Learning has been providing full-service, custom learning development solutions for over 30 years. Specializing in custom courses and training programs, instructional design, training evaluation and training support in the government, healthcare, corporate and education sectors; Limestone Learning is revved up to begin creating custom course content for Lambdas broad client base. Managing Partner, Paula Yunker comments:

We are really happy to be partnered with Lambda Solutions. We specialize in custom course creation so now, when clients ask us about a competitively priced LMS solution or technical aspects of their learning management system like speed, managed hosting and integration, were happy to recommend Lambdas LMS solutions!

The partnership is particularly timely with Lambda Solutions’ current penetration into the healthcare industry for talent development in healthcare. Shevy Levy, CEO at Lambda Solutions explains, Recently, Lambda Solutions has allocated additional resources to provide open platform services for talent development in healthcare. With the current need to introduce interoperability in the Learning Management Systems Project, Lambda has been dedicated to turn the disparate silos of data in the massive North American healthcare system, into a connected system that we can all use to improve understanding and clinical outcomes.

With Limestone Learnings experience and expertise in Healthcare training, providing holistic educational resources with everything from engaging blended-courses to videos and virtual labs, and Lambdas expertise in providing integrated learning management systems to leading healthcare providers in North Americathe dynamic duo is going to take the market by storm to revolutionize the way hospitals are run. CEO Levy notes further that, E-Learning will fundamentally change the way that healthcare organizations train and manage their people for career advancement as well as regulatory compliance. This is an exciting time to be involved in e-Learning for healthcare.

The executive team at Lambda Solutions will be at the eLearning Alliance of Canadian Hospitals Conference on July 11th in Toronto. If you want learn from themin personabout their exciting advancements for talent development and patient outcomes in healthcare, stop by and say hello. If you arent in Toronto, visit us at http://www.lambdasolutions.net.

About Lambda Solutions:

Founded in 2002, Lambda Solutions provides learning and talent management solutions based on an open technology platform. Lambda Solutions works with both institutional and corporate clients to help them achieve better learning outcomes and increase the value of their human capital. More than half a million people learn every day on their managed hosting platforms. Focused on healthcare, education and corporate training, Lambda Solutions provides systems integration, customization, training and support to enterprise-class customers, including Mt. Sinai Hospital, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Alberta Blue Cross, and Canada Health. Lambda Solutions is a Moodle certified services partner and a Totara Platinum partner. The company has offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.lambdasolutions.net.


Farshid Zavosh, Marketing Manager



About Limestone Learning:

Limestone Learning understands that every client and their learning requirements are different, and must be appreciated for their specific needs. As such, we work to provide clients with unique, customized solutions, whether their budget is large or small. Our team is made up of individuals who truly enjoy working with diverse clients with different needs. Each one of us is dedicated to creating creative and high-quality solutions that will exceed you and your learners expectations. For more information, visit http://www.limestonelearning.com


Tristan Jutras, Director of Marketing and Business Development



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SimpleK12 Offers Online Webinar, “How to Launch a Successful School iPad Program”

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

SimpleK12 (powered by InfoSource, Inc.) announces a free online event for administrators on how to launch a successful school iPad program.

SimpleK12 provides hundreds of professional development webinars for educators each year. Past webinar attendees note that the convenient online format allows for the delivery of more information in less time. “One half hour SimpleK12 webinar was filled with more information than I receive at an all-day session elsewhere,” says SimpleK12 member Barb Ciccocioppi.

The upcoming iPad event takes place on July 14, 2014. The event features the most important steps for integrating iOS devices into your school or district. Preparation guidelines, staff training resources, and iPad management techniques will be discussed, along with information on the best iPad applications for school administrators and teachers.

The free webinar lasts 30 minutes, with additional time for questions at the close of the presentation. While the presentation is specifically tailored for school and district administrators, all educators are welcome to attend.

Click here or use the following URL for free webinar registration: http://community.simplek12.com/tlc/admin.

“Love the detail you go into in your webinars and the fact that you have educator presenters who are using it in the field,” says Tim Mickan, Technology Curriculum Specialist and attendee of past SimpleK12 webinar events. This unique event allows administrators all over the world to benefit from the expertise of other educators who have already successfully implemented iPads into their schools.

About SimpleK12:

Dedicated to helping teachers succeed in their classrooms, SimpleK12 provides self-monitoring online professional development. Members of SimpleK12′s Teacher Learning Community have access to over 1,000 hours of self-paced online courses, hundreds of live and recorded training sessions, and the opportunity to share resources and collaborate with thousands of educators around the world.


Kimber Thompson


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Antonelli College Received Approval by the State of Mississippi to Offer a Practical Nursing Program

Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

As the need for licensed practical nurses continues to grow, Antonelli College is one step closer to supplying the increasing demand in the Hattiesburg area. In June, Antonelli College received preliminary approval from the Mississippi Community College Board to offer a new Practical Nursing program at the Hattiesburg campus, which allows the college to begin enrolling students in the new program and to teach the program. The new program received preliminary approval based on the recommendation of a peer review team of Mississippi practical nursing educators, and will undergo an additional visit in the first year of operations in the process of seeking full accreditation.

Pending approval from its institutional accrediting agency, Antonelli CollegeHattiesburg expects to open its doors to the first class of 20 practical nursing students this September. The new program will enroll up to a total of 55 practical nursing students annually with three class starts per year and occupy a dedicated space that includes a new nursing lab that is equipped with the latest nursing lab instructional equipment. Students who complete Antonelli College’s 12-month program will receive a Diploma in Practical Nursing.

Antonelli College has hired Ms. Linda Shows, MS, BSN, RN, a seasoned practical nursing educator who has educated hundreds of Mississippi practical nurses, as a founding chair for the new program. We are really proud of the work that Ms. Shows did in setting up the program, finding and hiring talented faculty, and putting together a great program advisory committee. Additionally, she has excelled at working with her colleagues from other practical nursing programs in the process of peer review of the program to implement their suggestions for making our nursing program even stronger, said Judy Edwards, Dean of Academic Affairs of Antonelli CollegeHattiesburg. Ms. Edwards further noted the programs success in establishing clinical education agreements.

With nurses in high demand, we are proud to be one of the schools in our area that will provide a quality education for nursing students, says Steve Bryant, Campus President. We look forward to a long tradition of providing our local healthcare community with the quality practical nurses needed to serve the people of South Mississippi.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 25 percent for 2012 to 2022, which is significantly faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase, making way for more LPN job opportunities in hospitals, physicians’ offices, residential assisting-living facilities, and other healthcare settings. Additionally, there’s a large anticipated number of currently employed LPNs who are facing retirement, which will create yet another area of employment opportunity in the upcoming decade. The job outlook for licensed and experienced LPNs, according to the BLS, is projected to be quite strong.

About Antonelli College:

Antonelli College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to award Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees and Diplomas. With campuses in Ohio and Mississippi, Antonelli College, a private college established in 1947, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, or online; graduate employment services are also provided.

Antonelli Colleges main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, Registration No. 90-03-1279T, to offer Associate degree and Diploma programs. Antonelli Colleges satellite location in West Chester, Ohio is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, Registration No. 90-03-1279T-LC, to offer courses from all programs approved for its main campus. Antonelli College is also authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to offer several Associate degree programs. Antonelli College Cincinnatis Practical Nursing Diploma Program has received conditional approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Antonelli College’s Mississippi campuses, including Antonelli College Online (a division of Antonelli College Jackson), are licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Certificate No. C-102. The Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy recognizes Antonelli College as a school in good standing to offer A.A.S. degree and diploma program in Massage Therapy, License No. 0401. Graduates of these programs are eligible to apply for Massage Therapy licensure in the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners has approved Antonelli Colleges Dental Radiology seminars. Successful completion of such a seminar for dental auxiliaries satisfies one of the Boards requirements for applying for the Mississippi Radiology Permit.

For more information on our graduation rates, the median loan debts of graduates, and other important information, please go to http://www.Antonellicollege.edu/disclosure.

Antonelli Colleges many fields of study include: ART & DESIGN: Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography; BUSINESS &TECHNOLOGY: Business Management, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Marketing and Social Media Management, and Sales Management; HEALTH & WELLNESS: Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing. (Available programs vary by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.antonellicollege.edu.

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WLCB Manchester Campus Gets the QAA Seal of Approval

(PRWEB) July 11, 2014

West London College of Business and Management Sciences Manchester Campus is awarded a Seal of Approval after being reviewed by The Quality Assuring Agency for Higher Education, also known as QAA. WLCB Manchester Campus is a leading educational institution providing higher education degree, diploma and certificate programs in the business related fields for students and young professionals. Apart from this, WLCB Manchester Campus also offers higher education for various other areas of study such as Computer Science & IT, Health Management, and Travel & Tourism.

QAA is a quality assurance body that has been providing accreditation and quality control services to schools, colleges and universities for higher education, ensuring that the students all over UK get the best education they deserve. The awarding of a Seal of Approval is the ultimate proof that the institution is providing upscale education and that it meets all the criteria and requirements that are necessary in the making of an international standards of an educational institute.

On this subject, Mr. Ramanjeet Singh, Head of Education and QA at WLCB Manchester Campus stated, We have our goals set and we are practicing pedagogy in order to stay on the top. Our educational management strategies have earned us a global recognition. WLCB has always promoted the concept of quality education while staying committed to its mission and values. Attaining of the Seal of Approval is only one of those goals; we still have a long way to go. Our goals might be simple, yet we know that only hard work will get us there.

West London College of Business and Management Sciences Manchester Campus, intends to make their students life enjoyable through a number of interactive and engaging activities to help them develop skills outside of their classroom. WLCB Manchester Campus also has a virtual campus which enables students to study through online student area. The institute has employed a caring and supportive staff to help students with their academic as well as personal problems. WLCB facilitates its students through extensive students counseling, financial planning and student advice.

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Importance of Education in Pakistan

In this rapidly advancing era, the importance of education cannot be denied. It is crucial for progress and prosperity of any nation. With literacy rate as low as 51.6 percent, (63.7 for males and 39.2 percent for females), 53 million of world’s illiterates are found in Pakistan. Islamabad ranks second with the highest number of out-of-school children.

Economic Growth

It has been proved by development experts that basic education is essential for financial and societal progress. Every year of school increases individual’s wages by 10 per cent globally. As many as 164 multinational companies working in Pakistan with an investment of 55.779 billion rupees are dependent on qualified people. Local industries also require educated people to proceed. A skilled and educated person has an immense potential to work efficiently.


Needless to say that educated societies are disciplined and there is less violation of rules and regulations. People work in harmony with one another. Authorities are respected and people tend to fulfill their responsibilities.

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Anti-Evolution Curriculum Debate Lives On

Despite the Supreme Court ruling banning creationism and intelligent design in science classrooms, evolution is still on trial in Texas and Louisiana. I feel like it’s the Scopes monkey trial all over again. [Or at least the fictional account I read in Inherit the Wind.]

Both Texas and Louisiana are voting on changing the curriculum to allow for “weaknesses” in the theory of evolution to be introduced to students. Many science teachers see this as a backdoor approach to integrating creationism or intelligent design (basically creationism 2.0) into science curriculum and potentially, science text books.

Since Texas makes up such a large percentage of the textbook market, publishers will likely tailor their national materials to suit their needs. “These weaknesses that they bring forward are decades old, and they have been refuted many, many times over,” Kevin Fisher, a past president of the Science Teachers Association of Texas, said after testifying. “It’s an attempt to bring false weaknesses into the classroom in an attempt to get students to reject evolution.” NYT article

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Premier Internet Marketing Education – 10 Tips on How to Find the Best Internet Education

Where do you go to get the internet marketing education that will truly make the difference? The difference in your understanding, or (if you’re building a business) the difference in how you approach the marketing of your business, or perhaps your job (if you’re responsible for directing the marketing tactics for a brand)?

I personally spent 12 months clicking around on the internet in search of that right company that provides the education and the tools to become a Master Internet Marketer. And, also provides the environment where you learn to start implementing, and start taking action on what you are learning. And, as a result, start making the difference and start achieving your goals.

And, why did I do this (click around for 12 months, that is)? Because, I believe in affiliating with the-best-of-the-best and it does take time to find just the right source that will work for your needs.

SO – Let me help you save all that time and share with you the steps, the thought processes, on how to find that right internet educational resource that will work for your online needs and goals.

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