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American Profit Recovery Named One Of Best Places to Work in Collection Industry

American Profit Recovery, a collection agency in Michigan with additional offices in Massachusetts and North Carolina has announced that they have once again been named a Best Places to Work in Collections. This now marks five years of recognition in a row for the company.

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businessOnline PR News – 01-October-2012 –American Profit Recovery, a collection agency in Michigan with additional offices in Massachusetts and North Carolina has announced that they have once again been named a Best Places to Work in Collections. This now marks five years of recognition in a row for the company.

Best Places to Work in Collections is a program spearhead by industry publication InsideArm.com and Best Companies Group. The Best Places to Work in Collections list for 2012 is made up of 31 companies divided into three size categories: Small (15-74 employees), Medium (75-249 employees) and Large (250+ employees).

American Profit Recovery and other collection agencies were judged on a whole host of criteria including; workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. A second phase of the survey determined the overall employee experience and satisfaction.

With a generous incentive program, some of the best benefits in the industry and multiple opportunities to get involved in company-wide charitable initiatives, American Profit Recovery has developed a culture that surrounds itself around giving back, both to employees and the communities they live in.

“We have intentionally created a great place to work for a number of important reasons,” states Jeff DiMatteo, a partner at American Profit Recovery. “First, it’s the right thing to do; all employees must have a workplace where they can thrive, contribute and grow. And those team members show us their appreciation in the form of working hard for our customers which is vital in this industry.”

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Collections program, visit www.insidearm.com/features/best-places-to-work/.

American Profit Recovery just wrapped up another annual employee week. Hear from one of the team members about why the team is so happy to be a part of this company; www.americanprofit.net/blog/2012/09/thank-you-apr/.

American Profit Recovery (APR) is a collection agency with offices in Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina. Founded in 2004, APR specializes in the collection of third-party debt in industries such as medical/dental, banking, trades, lawn care and other professional services. With early intervention and a strong focus on ethics and diplomacy with consumers, APR works hard to preserve the relationship between client and consumer with an ultimate goal of keeping the business relationship intact. The firm serves approximately 3,500 clients nationwide. American Profit Recovery and their team have earned many awards including Best Places to Work in Collections, The ACA International Foundation Fellow Award and Banker and Tradesman’s Gold Readership Award. 800-711-0023 http://www.americanprofit.net/

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Hybrid cloud storage enterprise Egnyte secures another $16M from investors

It was announced in July that Enterprise cloud-storage startup business, Egnyte, had managed to raise $16m from its third round of funding from the likes of Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Polaris Venture Partners.

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CLOUDIt was announced in July that Enterprise cloud-storage startup business, Egnyte, had managed to raise $16m from its third round of funding from the likes of Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Polaris Venture Partners.
Helping businesses with various hybrid cloud storage solutions, Egnyte’s competitors range from Box, Nirvanix, and Zetta, among others.

Increased marketing efforts and a nifty anti-Box campaign helped Egnyte has garner over 1 million users across 30,000 organisations – however, in spite of this, the company still has a way to go.

“Our biggest weakness is lack of awareness, so we’re going to use this funding for sales, marketing, etc.” Vineet Jain, Egnyte’s CEO, explained to VentureBeat.

“That said, I could have gone higher than $16 million. I’ve done this before, and I didn’t want to go too big,” Jain added.

And it’s significant to note that in spite of Google’s recent launch of its Google Drive cloud storage product, Google Ventures has invested in Egnyte.

This is a clear indicator that while Google is confident to launch its own cloud-storage product, it’s not, however, confident that this product will satisfy the market – so it’s bet a few chips on its perhaps more promising rival, with Egnyte’s board set to welcome Google Ventures partner, Karim Faris, onto it.

“What we have is very different from Drive,” Jain said. “Drive is more competing with services like Dropbox and iCloud.”

Egnyte has thus far managed to raise a grand total of $32m (including the new round of funding), with Floodgate Fund and Steve Blank having also been included in the list of high-profile investors to have taken an interest and invested in Egnyte.

Egnyte was founded in 2007 in California and plans on opening its first global office in Europe before the end of 2012.

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How Ziptask Manages the Hassles of Onshore Outsourcing

An editorial published by Professor Ilan Oshri at the Loughborough School of Business has given us a “state of the industry” view of outsourcing.

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overworkedAn editorial published by Professor Ilan Oshri at the Loughborough School of Business has given us a “state of the industry” view of outsourcing. The findings are promising for those in the field: the IT and business process outsourcing industries combined are reported to have a market to the tune of $435 billion, with projected growth in both sectors over the next two years.

Professor Oshri went on to delineate the perks and hassles of onshore, near-shore, and offshore outsourcing, going into detail on which is easier to manage, recruit for, scale, and train. He states at one point that for companies that must outsource, “in the current economic climate it would be politically correct to pursue an onshore setting.” But he is not without his criticisms of the methodology; he goes on to say that onshore firms often don’t offer the scale available to offshore vendors, and that sticking to onshore outsourcing may limit the talent pool that clients can draw from.

Ziptask, I am happy to say, successfully averts these problems while still providing the advantages of local outsourcing. Our talent pool is both wide and deep, pulling in not only our own workers but applicants from oDesk’s enormous stable as well. In fact, it is with this facet that Ziptask solves all the aforementioned problems in one fell swoop.

We hire workers worldwide, with the only requirement that they have a computer and speak English. So in addition to talent found outside the country, we also have a large group of workers from right here in the US. Why choose between onshore, offshore, or near-shore when you can essentially have all three? And Ziptask’s robust system handles scalability exceedingly well, again due to our large pool of workers at the ready. Ziptask can just as easily handle 20 minutes of work or 20 hours. And again, since our pool is so wide and varied, you never have to worry about not being able to find the right worker for the job. In fact, Ziptask handles the entire hiring process for you!

In these ways and more, we find that Ziptask provides a great option for businesses who are considering outsourcing part of their operations. There really is no other business that straddles the line like Ziptask does, and if Professor Oshri’s predictions are any indication, we’re going to be doing very well for the next couple of years. Hire us, and our success can be your success too.

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Mastering the Art of Self-Motivation

Momentum is the key for motivating yourself. You wake up, you go to work, come home, watch a little television, and go to bed. What did you learn from the day? Who did you help? How much closer are you to that project that you are working on? If you look at life based upon what you accomplished in an average day, you would be very impressed with yourself.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
—-Walter Einstein

Momentum is the key for motivating yourself. You wake up, you go to work, come home, watch a little television, and go to bed. What did you learn from the day? Who did you help? How much closer are you to that project that you are working on? If you look at life based upon what you accomplished in an average day, you would be very impressed with yourself. We live in a society that looks at our zip code, our car, our home to determine how valuable we are. These material things may be important to you but what about all the other things that you are doing each day to improve yourself.

L. P. Jacks, Senior Lecturer, an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister who rose to prominence in the period from World War I to World War II, once said:

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

When you do what you love you begin to find your true north, which, according to Bill George, the author of the book True North, is your internal compass.

My book, Mastering Self-Motivation, addresses the point about understanding your motivation and finding your purpose in life. You have to be able to develop an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses, and then set up a plan to enhance your strengths and, if you have time, work on eliminating your weaknesses.

There is no better time than now to make the necessary changes in your life to create a roadmap for success and transform your life. Your life quest began when you first arrived in this world. At that time, you were dependent upon your parents but now you have to depend on yourself. Take the necessary steps to reinvent yourself by focusing on your core competencies which are the things that you do well.

Reinventing yourself means that you surround yourself with creative and innovative people. Ben Franklin once said that you should become a revolutionary for experimentation and change. In order to do this you have to look at failure as a way of learning. Failing just means that you have a chance for a new beginning.

Here are five things that you can do today to begin Mastering the Art of Self-Motivation:

  1. Set high goals. Oprah Winfrey once said in 1987 that she will be a millionaire by age thirty two; fourteen years later she was worth 1.4 billion dollars.
  2. Thrive on challenge. Look at challenge as a way of life. The older you get, the more challenges you will face, embrace them.
  3. Become highly self-motivated. Do not wait for someone to come down from the sky with a magic wand to make you a motivated person.
  4. Invest the necessary effort. Burn the midnight oil. Go the extra mile. Get up with the sun and work until dusk.
  5. When faced with obstacles, persevere. Become tenacious and resilient by bouncing back from obstacles with a stronger presence and determination.

This blog post is an article about my book “Mastering Self-Motivation: Preparing Yourself for Personal Excellence.”

If you would like to buy a copy of Mastering Self-Motivation, you can find it at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or wherever books are sold.

Contact Dr. Michael Provitera, the Author of Mastering Self-Motivation, by emailing him at [email protected] Visit his website at http://docprov.com. Watch his three minute book trailer when you visit his website.

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