Georgetown University and Urban Institute Researchers Release State-by-State Analysis on How the Affordable Care Act Will Create Opportunities for More Entrepreneurs

Washington, D.C (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

A team of nationally recognized researchers estimate that the number of self-employed entrepreneurs will be 1.5 million higher in 2014 because of the new health insurance options created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored report was coauthored by Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms and the Urban Institute.

“Far too many people have had their dream of launching their own business delayed or denied because they couldn’t afford to give up the security of good health insurance,” said Sabrina Corlette, co-author of the report and director of the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms. “That’s all about to change when the Affordable Care Act starts offering high-quality health insurance options that aren’t tied to employment.”

The researchers found the impact of the ACA on entrepreneurship will vary state by state, depending on the insurance market reforms states may already have in place. For example, they estimate an increase of 124,000 newly self-employed in Texas, 72,000 in Florida, 67,000 in Ohio and 60,000 in Pennsylvania because the ACA’s reforms will improve individual’s access to high quality health insurance that isn’t tied to their jobs. Massachusetts, however, will see no measurable change because many of the ACA’s reforms are already in place.

Provisions of the new health law that may encourage more people to start their own business include:

No applicant can be turned down because of a preexisting condition.

Individuals cannot be charged higher premiums because of their health status.

Insurers must offer plans with a comprehensive set of essential health benefits.

Tax credits to help low- or moderate- individuals and families will reduce premium costs.

Medicaid expansion, in some states, will provide coverage for those with the lowest incomes.

The research was funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and published by the Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) and the Urban Institute. CHIR is composed of a team of nationally recognized experts on private health insurance and health reform. For more on the center’s work, please see our website and blog.


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TalentGuard™ CTO Frank Ginac to Lead Prominent Software Advisory Council at door64

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

TalentGuard™, a leading cloud-based talent management software development and consulting company, announced today that Chief Technology Officer (CTO), published author and certified career coach, Frank Ginac, joins the esteemed ranks of Texas’ premier technology group, door64, as the appointed lead of the Software Advisory Council. By stepping into this leadership role, Frank positions TalentGuard among other notable companies represented by the door64 community, like Dell, Samsung, Xerox, UShip, Charles Schwab, Modis, Uplogix, Renew Data, Catapult Systems and Blackbaud, to name a few. The appointment also coincides with accelerated growth within TalentGuard’s™ customer base and key product enhancements developed by Frank and his team.

With over 30,000 expert members in the software, hardware and business solutions fields, door64 is a thriving social community that has been recognized by The Austin Business Journal as the city’s largest networking group for the second year in a row. Focusing on business and technology topics, the organization aims to connect professionals by fostering an environment where members can exchange knowledge and expertise.

Frank Ginac will lead this council of prominent executives and industry experts as they grow and develop innovative strategies for harnessing the collective intelligence of the tech community. With 25+ years of industry experience, Frank Ginac’s contributions to door64’s mission, in addition to their popular events, activities and strategies, will lift the council and the city Austin’s status as an already-established mecca for entrepreneurship and opportunity.

Frank Ginac’s Current Project, TalentGuard™:    

Frank is TalentGuard’s™ CTO and the lead developer of Cloud6.0 by TalentGuard™, a fully-integrated suite of talent management software solutions. With the vision of continually refining and revolutionizing how Cloud 6.0 by TalentGuard™ automates performance management, career pathing, applicant tracking, learning management and career development planning, Frank and his team have created one of the easiest to use and most powerful talent management suites on the market today.

Comments Regarding the News:

door64 CEO, Kim Brushaber, remarked on adding Frank Ginac to door64’s luminary group of trusted advisors. “I am thrilled to have Frank on board with us at door64. I have worked with him and his wife, Linda Ginac, for several years and I’m excited about the input he will have to grow the organization. He was selected based on his extensive knowledge, technical expertise and the deep familiarity he has with the Austin tech community. ”

About TalentGuard™:

TalentGuard™ transforms how companies develop and retain talent so they can achieve sustainable growth. TalentGuard™ provides organizations cloud-based talent management software that delivers unprecedented capabilities for predictive people development to drive business. TalentGuard™ Cloud 6.0 enables companies to fully automate applicant tracking, performance management, development planning, career pathing, succession planning, 360 feedback and learning management.

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Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership Conference Examines Wealth Building, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ATLANTA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

For the ninth year, Spelman College will host its annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference featuring actress/entrepreneur Nicole Ari Parker and famed crisis communications expert/author Judy Smith — the real-life inspiration for ABC’s hit series “Scandal” — as two of its honorees and keynote speakers. The two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 15 -16, 2013.

Convened by Jane E. Smith, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Spelman, the conference will feature notable thought leaders and industry influencers engaging attendees from business, public policy, and education in detailed discussions centered on the theme, “Strategic Leadership: Building Wealth, Entrepreneurship and Paying It Forward.” This must-attend event for women and men in both the corporate and non-profit sectors will provide information and tools to help 21st century women of color strategically focus on building wealth, creating businesses and using both to make important, sustainable contributions to their communities.

“During the conference, attendees will learn from and pay tribute to corporate and community power brokers,” said Dr. Smith. “We are bringing forth those individuals whose commitment and leadership are making a difference in work places, communities and the health and wealth of women of color.”

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and “conversations” with Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., attendees will gain unique insight and leave with practical solutions to help them:

    Incorporate the cornerstones of wealth building
    Blaze a trail for others through philanthropic endeavors
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Held on the first night of the conference, the Legacy of Leadership Awards Dinner is an elegant evening of memorable entertainment, outstanding speakers and inspiring stories of leadership. This year, remarkable women who exemplify strategic leadership and embrace the importance of not only building successful careers, but also understanding the power of giving back, are being honored. Among the honorees are Ari Parker and Smith, as well as other local and national leaders in various fields.

The Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Georgia International Convention Center. For more details and to register, visit http://www.spelmanwomenofcolorconf.com. Join the discussion and share your thoughts on this year’s theme on Facebook and Twitter, #SpelmanWOCC.

About Spelman College

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit http://www.spelman.edu.

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CEO and President of Marketing Maven Public Relations, Lindsey Carnett, Brings PR Insight to Cal Poly Entrepreneurs at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President of Marketing Maven Public Relations

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2013

Lindsey Carnett, CEO and President of Marketing Maven Public Relations, will outline the foundational practices of implementing PR for entrepreneurs on February 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM in Building 38, Room 112 at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

In a presentation titled, “You: The Owner, PR: The Mediator”, Carnett establishes the importance of public relations in building a successful entrepreneurial career. By sharing her own experience in becoming a small-business owner, Carnett reviews the hurdles she faced and poses important questions to help students reflect on their own entrepreneurial paths: how long can one survive without income? What does it take to create a corporation? What kind of financial accounts need to be created? Do small business owners need investors? Who can refer business? When is the right time to expand?

Carnett also covers the fundamentals of public relations, including its six main functions and their importance. “As more and more entrepreneurs take the risk of building their own empire, it is important that they learn from the business experience of successful owners to avoid pitfalls of their own,” said Carnett. “This includes having a foundational understanding of what may be needed to help catalyze that success, such as outside help from a public relations or marketing company. When entrepreneurs invest life savings into building their success, they must know the facets of growing into their industry and setting the bar as thought leaders and industry professionals.”

As seen in the Forbes Most Powerful Woman Business Leader issue, Carnett has taken her business expertise globally, enlightening her marketing peers and those new to the industry about accountable publicity and positive online reputation. Having spoken at Electronic Retailing Association D2C and at the Electronic Retailing Association’s Great Ideas Summit, Carnett has gained the reputation as an expert in the field of marketing and public relations.

For more information about Carnett and Marketing Maven Public Relations, please visit http://www.marketingmavenpr.com.

To learn more about California Polytechnic Entrepreneurs, please visit http://www.cpentrepreneurs.com/

About Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc.

Bicoastal PR firm, Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. is an innovative and exclusive public relations agency that under promises and over performs. Founded by Lindsey Carnett in 2009, the agency specializes in lifestyle and consumer products, companies and events. Additional services include hospitality and gaming PR, social media campaigns, reputation management, direct response marketing, SEO, celebrity gifting and Spanish media relations. Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. develops newsworthy mainstream issues relevant to the clients’ product or service. With offices in New York, the agency then creates media interest and delivers the clients’ message to the masses, creating a demand from the target demographic.

Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. also has an expertise in Direct to Consumer marketing as well as product development and PR for supplements and ingredients. The agency has the ability to earn product distribution at retail and helps find funding for national product launches. With representatives across the globe, the Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. team has strong relationships with local, national and international media. Visit http://www.MarketingMavenPR.com for more information about the company.

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One of the best parts of CPE is our connection to our parent organization, the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Through the CIE, we can connect our members to a wide array of valuable resources needed when working to start a venture.


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Monrovia, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

Celebrity Dentist Emily Letran, is a sought after family and cosmetic dentists in Southern California, who has just been nationally featured in CBS Money Watch, The Los Angeles Daily News, and The San Francisco Chronicle. “Dr. Emily.” as her patients affectionately refer to her, is also a best selling co-author of the book titled “Out Front: Business Building Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneurs.”

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On the day of release, Out Front, reached best-seller status in five Amazon.com categories – The book reached best-seller status in the Direct Marketing, Environmental Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship categories.

Dr. Emily Letran is a family and cosmetic dentist who owns three multi-specialty group practices in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC Riverside (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry (Dean’s Apollonian Scholarship) and received her Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA at the same time. After graduation she participated in the General Practice Residency at Loma Linda VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. and a mini-residency at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California., where she attained additional training in treating geriatric and medically compromised patients.

As a dedicated contributor to her community, Dr. Letran annually provides over $ 27,000 in free dental services to those in need through her Free Day of Dentistry events, and most recently announced her support of The HOME Foundation’s 2013 Dream Home Giveaway.

About Emily Letran:

As a mother of three, Dr. Letran creatively balances work, family life, after-school life and her personal life as a growing entrepreneur. She continuously takes courses in clinical dentistry, practice management and marketing, striving to improve her skills to better serve patients. Her favorite activities include reading, writing, and “hanging out” with her three children – whether playing tennis, watching Netflix or window-shopping at the mall.

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Dentist Emily Letran’s has the unique ability to connected with her patients and calm the occasional extra nervous or anxious visitor. “We realize that even though dental care has come a long way in terms of patient comfort, there are still those with concerns and fears. Dental care should not be an unpleasant experience so we provide a full array of options for those patients. We offer several techniques to help you relax so please ask us about the different methods we offer,” says Dr. Emily.

Dr. Emily Letran’s dental practice has primarily grown from patient referrals. “Because our patients feel genuinely cared for, they often refer their friends and loved ones. We are proud of the confidence our patients have placed in us, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly,” says Dr. Emily. Those who are looking for a new dentist can be confident in the level of care Dr. Emily and her staff will provide. To see Dr. Emily’s happy and satisfied patient testimonial videos, visit here website http://www.CosmeticDentistMonrovia.com/about-our-office/patient-testimonials/ , or one of her three convenient locations:

Foothill Dental Center

837 W Foothill Blvd

Monrovia CA 91016



Mountain View Dental Group

4639 North Peck Road

El Monte CA 91732



Universal Family Dental Practice

10012 Garvey Avenue

El Monte, CA 91733



Dr. Emily Letran

Letran (at) EmilyLetranDDS (dot) com


“We are Proud to Support The HOME Foundation:

About The HOME Foundation:

The Helping Others Means Everything Foundation, or The HOME Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping our Family of Charities. Frankie Verdugo, President of The HOME Foundation, wants to help as many worthy charities as possible as they struggle during these tough economic times. Frankie Verdugo helps raise funds through luxury dream home raffles, home giveaways, prizes, and high profile celebrity events in Hollywood… “Our mission is to help charities reach their fundraising goals and to bring awareness to their praiseworthy causes.” Please visit our 2013 Dream Home Raffle Giveaway on http://www.facebook.com/HOMEFoundationRaffle.


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New Book: Sexy Boss Released on Amazon

Sexy Boss by Heather Havenwood

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

Look out men. Women are about to shatter everything from the glass ceiling to the role of sex in the competitive world of business and entrepreneurship if Heather Havenwood has her way.

Her new book: Sexy Boss: How Female Entrepreneurs Are Beating the Big Boys While Changing the Rule Book for Money, Success and Even Sex, and How You Can Too, is a guide book for what could be the start of a revolution in the sexes.

“My book teaches women principles they need in order to go after what they want, regardless of what other people say or think,” Says Havenwood who is CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC. Sexy Boss will be available as a free Kindle download November 13 and 14, 2012. To download the Kindle book go to http://www.amazon.com/author/heatherhavenwood

The step-by-step program guides women to the many opportunities now available on the Internet, online marketing and starting any business. “The playing field has dramatically changed in favor of women succeeding on their own and it is my goal to provide the tools women need to succeed,” says Havenwood.

Havenwood also explodes the myths and misconceptions women have about competing in what was previously only a man’s world. “Self sabotage is common among women seeking to better their lives. Attitude changes alone can make a big difference,” Says Havenwood.

Havenwood, a respected authority on Internet marketing and entrepreneurial startups, has instructed, coached, and promoted many male and female entrepreneurs down the path to successful careers.

The book was written in conjunction with Sexy Boss Inc., Havenwood’s inspired new entrepreneurial training movement designed to educate, enlighten, and empower women to grow or start their own business. Havenwood says that Sexy Boss Inc. champion’s women entrepreneurs to acquire the paradigm-shifting skills necessary to step into the spotlight, level the psychological playing field, and beat the big boys in business.

“This is a guidebook to introduce women to the time-tested rules that the “Boys Club” use to be successful in business,” Havenwood says. “It’s time women suit up to compete with men in the marketplace by learning the right skills to win in the new virtual business world.”

“SexyBossInc.com is a multi-dimensional educational and coaching platform that helps women to shed old conventions while planting a swift, enlightened kick in the rear of those who dream of starting and growing a business, but can’t get past their own self-defeating limitations,” Says Havenwood.

Havenwood minces no words when it comes to her tough-love approach, “Women need to ‘man up’ and stop whining about obstacles that prevent them from succeeding.”

Havenwood has spent her career coaching businessmen, and operates her own business teaching men how to deconstruct the way women think and operate. Through Sexy Boss Inc., she’s flipping the model by revealing to women the secrets and psychological triggers that guide the boys club’s climb to financial and entrepreneurial success.

“Sexy Boss Inc. is all about empowering women by redefining how the rules for business and money apply to them,” Havenwood says. “You rarely hear men complaining about obstacles when it comes to succeeding in business, you don’t find men asking for permission – they just do what’s necessary to win.”

For more information on Sexy Boss: How Female Entrepreneurs Are Beating the Big Boys While Changing the Rule Book for Money, Success and Even Sex and How you can Too,” go to http://www.amazon.com/author/heatherhavenwood, or visit http://www.sexybossinc.com, or you can visit the Sexy Boss Facebook page and take the Sexy Boss pledge to “join the movement of fearless and fabulous women committed to acquiring the knowledge and power to succeed in business and make some outrageous money,” Says Havenwood

About Heather Havenwood:

Serial entrepreneur Heather Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss is a highly regarded authority on Internet marketing, marketing principles and lifestyle. Since marketing her first online business bringing together clients and personal coaches back in 1999, she has played an active role in the world of online marketing. Ms. Havenwood also has earned her Masters Degree in Internet Marketing.

Havenwood has been dubbed the “Icon Creator” and the “Wizard Behind the Curtain,” by industry insiders having instructed, coached and promoted many successful entrepreneurs. She has produced and managed more than 350 seminars and events, and hosted tele-seminars with many top online business visionaries including Tom Antion, Joe Sugarman, Tony Blake, David Lakhani, Robert Shemin and many others.

Before turning her energies to Sexy Boss Inc, Havenwood coached men on how women think. “Now it’s time to teach women how to play with the big boys in business,” Says Havenwood.

Havenwood is the author of “Sexy Boss: How Female Entrepreneurs Are Beating the Big Boys While Changing the Rule Book for Money, Success and Even Sex, and How you can Too,” 2012, Amazon Kindle and “The Game of Dating and How to Play it: A Rule Book for Divorced Men Stepping Back into the Game.”

About Sexy Boss Inc.:

Sexy Boss Inc. is the brainchild of entrepreneur and business coach Heather Havenwood, who saw a need for women to get off the sidelines and learn how to play the boys’ game for themselves. Sexy Boss is based on the principle that women will do well to adopt the rules already established in the male-dominated business world and acquire the necessary internet marketing skills that will help them outsmart and outwit at the boy’s own game. “The newly armed and enlightened Sexy Boss will be red hot, fearless, and ready to achieve the fulfilled lifestyle that they want,” Says Havenwood.



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