Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

Willis Victory, Entrepreneur, Author and CEO of Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.

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Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

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Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd. (OTCMKTS:PLSI)

I am looking forward to building the mission and creating social impact, while focusing on increasing efforts for greater social good. Defining the 'why' in what we are doing- is very important.”

— Willis Victory

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited (OTC: PLSI) (“Phoenix Life”), an adaptive healthcare solutions company, announced today that Willis Victory has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Victory will also serve on the board of directors for PLSI.

Phoenix Life Sciences International is well-positioned to be a leader in the nation’s hemp-based CBD space with its extensive intellectual property, proprietary processes and experienced team. The Company is investing heavily in expanding its operations with new offices on Martha’s Vineyard and Arizona; the company is scaling a state-of-the-art industrial scale facility to process large-scale cultivation and manufacture a wide range of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, autism and neurological sleep disorders, while contributing in restoring the body back to its natural essence. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

Willis Victory is an incredibly dynamic business leader with an impressive track-record for growth and profitability, working with some of the world’s leading and most iconic entrepreneurs, projects and companies. PLSI is very excited to have such high-level talent coming on board to lead us through this important time for the Company. Mr. Victory comes from a tremendously strong business, law, financial, in addition to his extensive music and entertainment business experiences, this includes a vast network of experienced professional’s from diverse backgrounds, along with medical marijuana/cannabis investing & expansion opportunities. The “interim” appointment was made so that the PLSI family and Mr. Victory are able to act immediately in his hire, while supporting the Company’s recent progress in addressing various challenges of the past and building a foundation for the future.

A graduate of the Naval Justice Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Victory brings a wide-range of skills, experiences, and relationships to the Company. Mr. Victory is great when it comes to working under pressure, strong problem-solving and analytical skills. His ability to adapt to changes quickly in the business environment is one of the many qualities that captures the attention of many, and its this experience that qualifies him for the CEO position. In addition to his skill set; Mr. Victory has a very strong overall working knowledge of global economics, international business, law, international partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, sports and entertainment.

Mr. Victory also served several years in the United States Marine Corps, where he learned the importance of service and Esprit De Corps. While working in the legal field in the military, Mr. Victory was able to be a consistent student of military law. He also was granted the opportunity to observe the value of discipline and teamwork, and what we have now come to know as the “mastermind alliance.” Mr. Victory was the recipient of several medals and honors, which include the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Medal, respectively.

Mr. Victory is focused on creating greater social value. He understands that the purpose is the promise to the customers, while bringing consistent value to shareholders. Mr. Victory has negotiated several partnerships to assist with the expansion of operations and has been able to focus on the pain points of the Company, while implementing a purpose driven strategy. Mr. Victory's appointment is timely and aligns perfectly with PLSI’s corporate evolution from the early stage organization we were years ago, into a professionally managed public company with top-tier executive talent. Placing world-class marketing and sales expertise at the highest level of the Company is critical to establish PLSI’s leadership position in the market. We believe we are headed in that direction.

About Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.,

Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited is an adaptive healthcare solutions company. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, and address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, neurological and sleep disorders. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information contained in this press release regarding Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited and its subsidiaries, (the “Companies”) may constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements. The words “plan”, “forecast”, “anticipates”, “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “should”, “believe,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Companies herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above-mentioned cautionary statement. The Companies disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release, except as may be required by law.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore the products sold by Phoenix Life Sciences International are not available in the U.S.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., does not sell or distribute any products in the United States that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (USCSA). The Company does not grow, sell, or distribute cannabis-based products in the United States and is solely involved with the legal distribution of pharmaceutical products that contain active ingredients derived from the cannabis plant within international markets.

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E-mail: investor.relations@phoenixlife.co

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DCV Becomes An Official World Bank Vendor, Sparks New Opportunities

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

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ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

DCV, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company”

— Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Creative Visionaries, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This affirms the business stability of DCV, as all parties interested in conducting business with the World Bank Group must go through a rigorous registration process where possible financial, conflict of interest and/or contractual risk considerations are reviewed and is confirmed that the vendor conforms to The World Banks high standards.

“This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company” said CEO, Shane Yeager.

“Meeting the WBG president Mr. Jim Kim was a wonderful experience. It made us proud to know this is the type of leadership we would be a contractor for.”

DCV & ShortKlips has already completed numerous productions for the WBG, from executive interviews to event recap video productions.

This marks another step forward for the ever-evolving agency, Digital Creative Visionaries.

Shane Yeager
DCV
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Catching up with DJ Melisha

DJ Melisha, Music & Blockchain

the link between music and this technology was very interesting”

— Melisha Linnell

GOTHENBURG, VASTRA GOTALAND, SWEDEN, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Swedish music producer sat down for a Q&A with us about why she’s using the Telos-powered music app Zeptagram to monetize her art, the music business in general, COVID-19, and that Game of Thrones ending, of course.

Veteran musician Melisha Linnell recently began auctioning partial rights to some of her songs on Zeptagram. In doing so, she’s helping to pioneer a whole new revenue model for musicians, who can use the Telos-powered dapp as an alternative to traditional middleman-heavy business streams like royalties and live gigs.
In the Q&A below, we explore why Melisha has turned to Zeptagram, and how her experience with blockchain has gone so far.
Melisha spoke to Telos Foundation content producer Peter A. McKay from her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden, where she has a recording studio at Brewhouse, an industrial space that’s been converted into a “culture factory” to host concerts and other events. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music production from University of Dalarna. She also teaches music production, mixing and mastering at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Recently Melisha started working with manager Peter Swartling and is now working on her new EDM/pop album featuring many exciting artists.
In 2019, Melisha released two songs as part of a fan art project called ”Dragon Mother,” based on Game of Thrones.
She also recently started producing songs to a project called SheTrance with artist Nadja Itäsaari. And she is co-founder of an nonprofit called EQLovesMusic, which runs projects in music production and gender equality.

Read the whole interview at: https://medium.com/telos-foundation/catching-up-with-dj-melisha-1fc7ff16bdc1

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Sedona Area Estate to Auction Online No Reserve via Concierge Auctions and Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

[The Concierge Auction] platform puts a spotlight on one-of-a-kind properties like my own, reaching the most discerning buyers from around the world.”

— Seller, Lisa Ackler

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Located just outside of Sedona, Arizona, 300 Upper Bell Road—known as The Little Daisy—will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Donna Chesler of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Previously offered for $5.9 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held June 26-30 via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

Be swept away to the grandeur of a bygone era at this thoughtfully-redesigned family estate. Once a famed miner hotel, the property was lovingly restored over 12 years and reconfigured into 8 bedrooms including a grand master suite—all while paying homage to the original structure. Original hand-plastered ceilings, exterior colorful tiles, walls of french doors, 3,000 square feet of verandas, and an antique copper sink are touches of the property’s past. Entertain guests with ease between the many verandas, blooming rooftop gardens, and the 9,000-square-foot rooftop entertaining space with a cozy sitting area, bar/dining space, and a hot tub for cold desert nights—all with sweeping views of the Sedona Red Rocks and entire Verde Valley. Other features include: master-suite with sitting area, spa bath, double vanities, claw-foot tub, bidet, his-and-her walk-in closets; chef’s kitchen with marble and stainless counters, marble island, bar seating, top-of-the-line appliances, walk-in pantry; formal dining space; billiards/media lounge; home office; wine cellar; 3,000-square-foot garage/workshop; lawn fountains and firepit; and outdoor shower—all 2 minutes to downtown Jerome and 40 minutes to Sedona.

“After pouring a lot of love into this property for over 12 years, I am excited to partner with Concierge Auctions for the sale of my home.” said seller, Lisa Ackler. “Their auction platform puts a spotlight on one-of-a-kind properties like my own, reaching the most discerning buyers from around the world.”

Nestled in Jerome, Arizona—once known as the “the wickedest town in the west” during its copper mining heyday—the town is known today as a mecca for art, history, and wine lovers alike. Surrounded by historic sites and protected land, residents enjoy beautiful desert landscapes, rock formations, and Native American ruins. Nearby Sedona offers hiking trails with Red Rocks views, while Flagstaff offers skiing, mountain biking, and incredible restaurants.

“This iconic estate sits atop the hillside in Jerome, capturing all-season views of the mountains beyond. Deep-rooted in the town’s history and renovated into the incredible personal residence it is today, this is your chance to own a piece of American history.” said listing agent, Donna Chesler.

The Little Daisy, located at 300 Upper Bell Road, is available or showings daily by appointment and additionally available for private virtual showings. For property details, photography, 3D tour, diligence documents, and more, please visit ConciergeAuctions.com

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit conciergeauctions.com.

Krystal Aeby
Concierge Auctions
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UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs is Helping Oganizations be More Agile and Resilient

A picture of our dust cover from our new book UP PERISCOPE

The dust cover for the new book UP PERISCOPE, Putting Tradtional Leadership in the Crosshairs

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Deb Cake Fortin writing the manuscript for UP PERISCOPE

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John Gregory Vincent with his Navigation Division Underway, Underneath the Oceans

The follow-up book to Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way, UP PERISCOPE is tapping into the author's patent published system to drive effective leadership

Not only did John enlighten us as to the meaning of our assessments, but he also taught us how to capitalize on them through the power of being ‘pointy.’ A completely unique use of these tools.”

— Garret Harrell – Marine Raider

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, US, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is a good reason that "Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs" is in the title of this book. Look no further than the good and poor examples of situational leadership on display on a daily basis. For organizations to be successful in our new reality they will need agile, resilient leadership based on a proven system. This book is built on the foundation found in place onboard the most sophisticated vessel ever designed to operate in the universe. It operates in the unforgiving, dangerous world beneath our oceans. Perhaps most astonishing is it is operated by a crew with an average age of 22, 80% of which have no more than a high school diploma. Due to agile, resilient leadership there has never been a nuclear accident on board these nuclear-powered submarines. The world will benefit from these universal truths. The Submarine Way works and this new book with helping everyone who reads it drive more effective inclusive leadership.

Most leadership books are long on theory and very very short on solutions, specific tools to drive more effective results. We do not take the easy road in UP PERISCOPE. The co-authors blend their expertise gained from senior leadership in Fortune 300 companies with that gained from being The Gallup Organizations top client rated consultant in the world to bring a dose of reality to developing leaders effectively.

This new book not only builds on their first bestseller, Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way with submarine stories around leadership secrets surfaced from this secret world. It goes further into the elements of their patent published leadership development through the inclusion system and specific actions they have helped their clients implement, leading to significant, measurable results.

This new book is about reality, not hype. Below is taken directly from a chapter in UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs to demonstrate just one of the numerous, contrarian but highly effective leadership development approaches that will absolutely drive more agile, resilient leaders.

Caring Leaders Do Not Take Care of People

Yes, you heard me right. People who are taken care of do not learn to make independent decisions, or how to handle issues in a crisis and they don’t teach others how to develop people to make good decisions or operate independently. Excellent leaders understand they are responsible for an outcome. They understand others are accountable for the outcome as well, but they teach others to get the job done and to get it done right. Five things a leader can do to teach a person to fish, so they can eat for the rest of their life:

1. Roles and jobs should have talent considerations. Individuals should be placed in jobs where their talents and strengths can contribute.

2. Mistakes happen. We all learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. If individuals do not feel safe to make mistakes, they will not innovate.

3. Give individuals latitude to achieve the mission. If there is no latitude, be honest.

4. Allow individuals access to you to ask questions. Avoid taking over the project. Coach them to a good decision.

5. Make sure there are good plans behind important initiatives, including those that involve developing people.

Authentic caring is demonstrated through genuine relationships with the people the leader interfaces with and leads. These relationships have integrity at the root and are built on an ethical foundation. More to follow on the importance of integrity in leading others. The same with strengths. A good leader knows his/her strengths and looks to maximize these with those they lead. They also look to their people to fill in the gaps created by their lack of expertise in an area.

For more than a decade The Submarine Way has been guiding and partnering with organizations of all types and sizes to drive leadership through our patent published lens of inclusion. Our goal is simple, change our workplaces, communities, and schools forever. We have a better way, we know a better way and we have the results and the patent to back up its unique and powerful approach. Let's get a copy of this new book in everyone's hands.

Deborah Cake Fortin
The Submarine Way
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Steven Odzer Shares the Meaning of Having a Large Family

Steven Odzer Henderson

HENDERSON, NV, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — While he is a successful businessman, a supporter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and a member of Economic Club, Steven Odzer is a family man foremost. “I have seven kids, and I will soon welcome my tenth grandchild,” he says with a smile. Creating a legacy for his family is one of the things that keeps him going. At the end of a long day, Steven Odzer likes to come home to his wife and his younger children who still live at home. He learned everything he knows about the value of family from his father, Seymour Odzer. Steven Odzer hopes to create a legacy similar to the one his father left behind. “My father taught me to surround myself with important people,” Steven said.

Not only is Steven Odzer proud of his immediate family, but he’s also extremely close to his extended family. “I have many family members living in Israel,” Steven says. The entire family likes to stay in touch. This past October 14th, the family honored his cousin Nachston Wachsman on the 25th anniversary of his kidnap and murder. In 1994, at the age of 19, the military instructed him to attend a one-day training in northern Israel when he was on leave. His family expected him home on Sunday night, October 9th, 1994, but sadly he never made it back. The memorial of Nachshon Wachsman on his 25th death anniversary, while sad, made everyone appreciate the importance of family. Businesses and money come and go, but for Steven Odzer, his family is what’s important.

With over 30 years of experience in the distribution industry, Steven Odzer has achieved a lot in his life. He is currently the CEO of the new YBT Industries of Henderson, NV. Steven Odzer attended Yeshiva of Flatbush High School and then to the Brooklyn College Scholars program. At the age of 18, when he started his first company out of his parent’s basement, he sold napkins, paper cups, and plates door to door in his neighborhood of Flatbush. All his accomplishments in the industry earned Steven the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 in the area of distribution.

When Steven Odzer is not taking care of his family, he likes to support other worthy causes. He is a big supporter of Jewish and non-Jewish causes, the Arab-Jewish business cooperation.

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InsuredMine powers Direct Work Comp to be 100% digital workers compensation insurance solution

Direct Work Comp

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Our mission is to develop technology to solve business problems and create a customer experience with no friction.”

— Raution Jaiswal, CoFounder

RICHARDSON, TEXAS, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Direct Work Comp will soon launch in seven Midwest states and will help many businesses gain access to lower-priced workers' compensation insurance. Businesses will be able to quote and purchase workers compensation policies on their terms. Unique features include the ability for policyholders to manage their payroll online, integrate with a number of payroll providers and receive 24/7 claims services. Direct Work Comp partnered with InsuredMine to provide this digital solution. InsuredMine is a robust sales and marketing automation platform that provides the technology for Direct Work Comp. The integration with InsuredMine will help Direct Work Comp users to get quotes faster than traditional channels.
This collaboration brings excitement and opportunity to Direct Work Comp and InsuredMine users.
“Businesses shouldn't have to struggle to purchase insurance. The process should be simple and direct and allow for a better workers compensation experience” says Founder Todd Thams. “Our mission is to develop technology to solve business problems and create a customer experience with no friction. This Insurtech Solution is a wonderful display of such collaboration of industry expertise and technical solutioning. ,” says Raution Jaiswal, the Co-founder of InsuredMine.
InsuredMine is an all in one integrated solution helping independent insurance agents optimize and grow their agency by converting, engaging and retaining clients, all while providing a state-of-the-art experience to the agents as well as their customers. Our CRM is a preferred add-on to any AMS and helps agents with sales, engagement, analytics, and mobility through the use of our Agency Portal and Mobile App. InsuredMine offers an omnichannel presence and provides the last mile connectivity.

Direct Work Comp was founded by Todd Thams who was tired of seeing many businesses overpay for worker’s compensation insurance. His experience helps small companies streamline the purchase of insurance and large companies reduce costs through experience mod analysis and cost-cutting techniques. Direct Work Comp is headquartered in Des Moines, IA. You can visit the website at www.directworkcomp.com.

InsuredMine Inc. is located in Richardson, Texas
To learn more about InsuredMine Agency Software, please call the company at 1.469.616.1821 or visit the InsuredMine Web site at: https://www.InsuredMine.com

Raution Jaiswal
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FON ADVISORS ANNOUNCES GEORGE HANLEY AS CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

FON Advisors further expands its advisory solutions platform with a new hire.

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — David Walsh, Managing Partner of FON Advisors, LLC (“FON”) announced that George Hanley has joined the FON team as Chief Investment Officer.

FON Advisors is a global advisory firm specializing in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Industry (“ADG”) whose core service lines are: Investment Banking; Valuation Advisory; Management Consulting; and Investing. We are proud to serve as a trusted advisor to corporations, investors, and capital providers as they navigate the ADG landscape. We bring expertise, experience, creativity and innovation together to optimize client outcomes. Our services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience. Our network of senior advisors and contacts provide additional real-time market, customer, and solution insights. At FON, we are passionate about turning bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes. We excel at helping clients clearly articulate their portfolio of innovations to create new markets for their technology, optimizing existing products to broaden current revenue opportunities, and providing timely information to focus strategic capital deployment.

George Hanley will be Chief Investment Officer of FON and will be responsible for guiding the overall investment activities of the firm. Mr. Hanley is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He has extensive experience and expertise in founding and building successful companies in the financial and commercial real estate industries. Currently, he is the Founder and Manager of TFH Partners, a private investment firm focused on impact investing and emerging technology. He is also the Founder and President of the Hanley Foundation, created to advance transformative education, socially conscious artists, environmental and gender empowerment solutions.

Mr. Walsh said, "I am very excited to welcome George and be able to bring his unique insight and operator’s focus to FON. George’s success as a serial founder and investor, through both robust and dire financial markets, is rooted in his decades of leadership and execution experience. I am proud to welcome George to the FON family and see him strengthen our combination of practical experience, strategic smarts and day to day agility.”

Contact information is as follows:

David Walsh
Managing Partner
FON Advisors, LLC
Phone: 202-780-3820
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George Hanley
Chief Investment Officer
FON Advisors, LLC
Phone: 202-780-3820
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ABOUT US: FON Advisors, LLC is a global advisory firm specializing in the ADG Industry whose core service lines are Investment Banking; Valuation Advisory; Management Consulting; and Investing. FON Corporate Finance, LLC is a middle-market investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice to its clients. FON Valuation Services, LLC provides valuation services for a variety of transaction, financial reporting, compliance, and tax purposes. FON Capital, LLC utilizes the profound experience throughout the FON platform to execute opportunistic investments in small to mid-market companies. www.fonadvisors.com

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What will shared workspaces be doing to keep you safe after lockdown?

How flexible workspace venues are planning to adapt to life after lockdown

Will shared workspaces be safe to use after Lockdown?

LONDON, UK, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the UK Government announced further measures yesterday, to relax the current lockdown restrictions, and with many businesses beginning to reopen and more ‘relaxing’ measures to come in the coming weeks, will shared workspaces be safe to use after Lockdown?

What is the flexible space industry doing to ensure the compliance with hygiene and contamination control for the many shared space users?

There is no doubt that the way we all work has changed greatly, and probably forever, as the spread of Covid-19 exposed how vulnerable we potentially were, just by going about our daily business and socialising.

Lockdown has caused many to rethink how they want to work post-lockdown, particularly when it comes to commuting and what kind of working environment they wish to work from.

With Furloughing, self-isolation, and employees and business owners adapting to the new reality of home working, many have realised there are many benefits to cutting the long daily commute and that for many, it’s been a positive experience on some levels.

Both employers and employees alike have seen that with modern technologies, such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams, it is indeed possible for businesses to function just as well for most, on the new remote model.

So with a growing drive to work at, or closer to home, the use of shared workspaces should be a good idea, allowing the flexibility of working closer to home, yet in professional surroundings and with business facilities; without all the distractions of the home based office that many will have become newly familiar with!

But there are still fears amongst many workers, about using these shared facilities, and a need for reassurance that they are not putting themselves, or their wider families at risk by using them.

The industry has responded quickly to these concerns, with many flexible space operators undertaking full and comprehensive reviews of how they will run their facilities post-lockdown, to give confidence to users that they are indeed safe places to use for conducting their business.

These measures include maintaining social distancing in their premises, so that facility users are able to function within a safe proximity to other space users, this to be within the Government guidelines for what that safe social distance should be, currently set at 2 metres apart, yet with recent research suggesting that 1 metre may indeed be a safe proximity according to the WHO.

Numbers of users of facilities at any given time, is also another important measure operators of flexible spaces are considering, calculating the peak tolerances that need to be observed, so that facilities can maintain social distancing easily and not get too overcrowded to maintain this.

For many new or existing users of shared spaces, one of the main concerns is the common areas of the buildings, these may be lifts, kitchens, breakout areas, restrooms…etc. and how these are going to be kept safe when other people are using them?

Much has been discussed about surface contamination in recent weeks, with the American CDC, stating that transmission through surfaces is less of a threat, as Covid-19 is primarily spread from person to person via respiratory droplets.

That aside, space operators are not taking any chances, and are putting in place robust plans for hygiene and infection control including regular regimens of cleaning and disinfecting, making hand sanitisers available in common areas and fully cleaning each work area between each client visiting.

These are the same challenges that any food/ drink retail outlet will face in the coming weeks as they reopen to some form of normality, yet it is likely that food outlets such as cafés, bars and restaurants will face a much greater challenge due to the harder to control numbers and much greater use of common areas and facilities.

Shared space operators may have an edge here, in that they have much greater control of their internal environments and user access control, to enable a greater degree of hygiene and viral agent protection.

As well as the many unseen ways that operators will be assisting users to maintain scrupulously clean facilities, they also plan to have overt reminders in place at key areas within their buildings, signs, stickers, floor mats etc.. to remind users of the basic requirements of hygiene and physical distancing, to ensure that the strategies for limiting any potential contamination are, as much as possible, adhered to over the coming months when perhaps people begin to have a less ‘alert’ attitude to the threat.

FlexSA, the Flexible Space Association, the leading UK body for representing shared spaces, will be spearheading the move towards a safe and successful future across the industry, the newly published Code of Conduct sets the highest standards for the flexible workspace industry and states that members will ‘Comply with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements which are applicable to their business’.

This in practice, for users means that the whole membership is committed to working with Government, Scientists and medical advisers to ensure that the future for shared workspaces is secured by ensuring the client-base feel safe and secure whilst using any flexible spaces.

Back to the current situation, of millions of small business owners and employees looking for a future of more convenient working on their own terms; it’s very likely that the future will look like a more blended approach, some time is spent at home, some in shared workspaces and with less time spent in large head office buildings.

It looks like a very bright and safe future for both users and operators alike if the measures a fully rolled out and universally adopted.

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Downward fee pressure on 401k providers: automation simplifies 401(k) plan transfers and terminations

Fintech startup leverages technology of automation in industry riddled with legacy models and antiquated methods to create efficiencies and reduce cost.

adding fees that are meant to restrict or prevent movement of businesses looking to save or reduce expense isn't conducive to our mission of affordability”

— Jared Porter

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A small business can face many obstacles in creating a meaningful retirement benefit for employees. These obstacles can come in a couple forms, but two of those that are a little more prominent seem to be fees and limited access to 401k features.

When a small business joins what are referred to as full-service 401k providers, they tend to do this out of convenience and consolidation, but what they do not realize is the fee that is hidden when they look to reduce costs and move or transfer their 401k plan to another provider. These fees are like handcuffs and render these small businesses unable to move their 401k plan to a new provider.

Although the cost may have more to do with the manual process associated with transferring a 401k plan, it is absolutely artificially raised to keep the business from moving.

When you look at the steps required to move a 401k plan from one provider to another, it becomes quickly apparent that there can be improvements. In many cases the initial outreach to start a transfer from one place to the next takes weeks.

Technology is the saving grace when it comes to costs, and 401GO uses automation to completely remove unnecessary costs, such as transfer or termination fees. In fact, according to 401GO's CEO, Jared Porter, "adding fees that are meant to restrict or prevent movement of businesses looking to save or reduce expense isn't conducive to our mission of affordability." That is to say, if they can automate it and reduce or eliminate the cost, then they will do it.

Contrary to what is common in the industry, 401GO does not charge a transfer or termination fee to clients on their 401k platform. Furthermore, 401GO has automated the allocation process of transferred 401k plan assets to take minutes instead of days or weeks. These are just a couple ways that a modern 401k fintech provider is shifting the overall industry in a positive direction.

Technology has impacted the retirement industry year after year, and studies are showing that this is reducing the amount of time things take and ultimately costs. Automation of those processes are second nature to 401GO, and they have leveraged that since their company's inception by not only having some of the lowest 401k costs in the industry, but some of the highest quality features.

So when it comes to fees being tacked onto a small business trying to move, it is concerning. What other fees are baked into that 401k plan and what's in the small print? For an industry that is constantly under scrutiny for fees and mishandling, the solution is technology, automation, and transparency.

About 401GO

Founded in 2018, 401GO has the mission to make 401(k) plans accessible to all businesses. Whether it's a new startup 401(k) plan or an existing 401(k) plan, they make setup and administration easy and straightforward. To help ensure everyone is ready for retirement they have low costs and suitable 401(k) investments. No hidden costs, such as setup, document, or filing fees. Their pricing is a simple per participant fee of $9 per month.

Daniel Beck
401GO, Inc.
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