University of Management and Technology Goes Local to Help Small Businesses Overcome the Impact from COVID-19

UMT Graduation in Arlington, Virginia

UMT Graduation in Arlington, Virginia

2018 UMT Graduates

2018 UMT Graduates

Dr. J, Davidson Frame at UMT Commencement

Dr. J, Davidson Frame at UMT Commencement

Online university in Arlington Virginia donates $50,000 to help small businesses

As a global online university, UMT is happy to focus attention on helping its Arlington neighbors cope with COVID-19.”

— Dr. J. Davidson Frame, UMT Academic Dean

ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — The University of Management and Technology (UMT) is headquartered in Arlington, VA, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. With the onset of COVID-19, Arlington’s small businesses faced the same disastrous challenges of small businesses throughout the United States. During lockdown, nearly all were shut down. Restaurants, shops, barbers and businesses had no customers. Even Arlington’s famed independent consultants were forced to work from home – if they were lucky enough to have clients. Small business came to a standstill.

During its 20+ years as an online university, UMT has been generous in providing aid to its students to deliver affordable education – over the past two decades, it has offered $33.5 million in scholarships to thousands of students in all 50 states, four territories, and overseas.

With the onset of COVID-19, which created deserted streets and empty stores and offices in Arlington, UMT felt obliged to focus on helping its neighbors in its own backyard. Through its Chen-Frame Foundation, it offered scholarships to underserved college undergrads through the Arlington Community Foundation. Seeing that local small businesses were particularly hard hit by the pandemic, in December 2020 it reached out to Arlington Economic Development (AED) with a donation of $50,000 to help the county support small businesses get by during these hard times. It then was approached by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) program to work together to strengthen Arlington’s support of small businesses.

UMT has long been proud of its global orientation, with students in all USA states and more than eighty countries. Now it is equally proud to work with its neighbors in its own backyard.

To learn more about UMT’s Arlington outreach efforts, click on the following links:

The Rosslyn-based university that’s lending a hand in its own backyard

Arlington online university donates $50,000 to help small businesses

About UMT
The University of Management and Technology is an accredited university located in Arlington VA. Since 1998, UMT has built a strong global higher learning community through its online and distance education. Geographical boundaries do not limit UMT and its students who reside in 50 states, the District of Columbia, 4 US territories of the United States, and 78 countries worldwide. As of January 2021, UMT has provided various levels of education programs to 25,639 students. Of these, 14,704 have earned their degrees from UMT.

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Rejuvenate Biomed Secures EUR 3.2 Million Series A Round to Advance Development of Healthy Aging Products

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HEUSDEN-ZOLDER, BELGIUM, March 2, 2021 / — Rejuvenate Biomed NV (“Rejuvenate”), a biomedical company developing prescription drugs for age-related diseases, announces it has completed a EUR 3.2 million Series A round. The funding is being used to advance the development of Rejuvenate’s lead candidate RJx-01 in both acute and chronic sarcopenia (disuse-induced and age-related muscle failure).

The financing included lead investor Vesalius Biocapital III and private non-disclosed investors, as well as existing investors. Additionally, Rejuvenate gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) in non-dilutive funding. Concurrent with the closing, the company has bolstered its scientific advisory board, which is now composed of Dr. Johan Auwerx, MD, PhD, Dr. Eric Verdin, MD, PhD, Dr. Marco Sandri, MD, PhD, Dr. Bart Braeckman, PhD, Dr. Björn Schumacher, PhD, and Dr. Andrea Maier, MD, PhD. Furthermore, a clinical advisory board has been established which is led by Dr. Jean-Yves Reginster, MD, PhD.

Rejuvenate’s lead candidate RJx-01 is a novel, safe, orally administered, small molecule combination product being developed for sarcopenia, defined by loss of muscle strength, quality and mass. The product was derived from an extensive in silico systems biology program, which mapped existing drugs with curated longevity pathways to create innovative, synergistic and highly effective combinations. RJx-01 has demonstrated strong preclinical evidence in multiple models and, with human safety data on hand for the individual compounds, the company plans to move the program into Phase Ib/IIb clinic trials later this year.

Dr. Ann Beliën, PhD, Founder and CEO of Rejuvenate: “We are very pleased to welcome our lead investor Vesalius Biocapital III as well as the other new investors and wish to thank our existing shareholders for their continued support. Our team is highly driven to deliver therapeutics with a meaningful impact on the treatment and prevention of multiple age-related diseases by tackling their root causes. Using safe products as building blocks to develop innovative combinations such as RJx-01 has created unique opportunities in this field. Our dream of extending people’s health span is becoming a reality.”
Mr. Stéphane Verdood, MBA, MSc, Managing Partner at Vesalius Biocapital III: “Rejuvenate’s data show the potential for RJx-01 to drive our natural capacity to self-restore our cells. The company has a solid scientific and clinical basis coupled with a management team that is rapidly advancing RJx-01 for sarcopenia, and we are excited to be part of the next stage of the company’s growth.”

About Rejuvenate Biomed

Rejuvenate Biomed is an independent Belgian biomedical company established in October 2017 by Ann Beliën, PhD, after nearly two decades of experience with Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson. Rejuvenate aims to increase the healthy years of life, also referred to as a person’s health span, by translating the science behind what keeps cells vital and resilient into human therapeutics. The company is developing safe, proprietary, combination products that delay or prevent the onset of multiple age-related diseases, with a focus on the intersection between fundamental aging mechanisms and chronic conditions.

Rejuvenate Biomed is a resident company of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, a premier life sciences incubator program. JLABS is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. As a leader in innovation, JLABS helps entrepreneurs in pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer, and health tech bring healthcare solutions to patients and consumers.

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About Vesalius Biocapital III

Vesalius Biocapital III is a specialist life sciences venture capital fund in line with predecessor funds Vesalius Biocapital I and Vesalius Biocapital II, which have supported life sciences companies since 2007. Vesalius Biocapital I and II contributed to the development of over 20 companies. Vesalius Biocapital III, launched in April 2017, announced a final close with EUR 120 million in commitments. The fund targets later-stage European life science companies in drug development, medtech, diagnostics and digital health. The specialist team is based in Europe and consists of seasoned life sciences professionals with healthcare industry, corporate finance and strategy consulting experience, committed to supporting companies through their growth cycle.

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Church of Scientology International Dissemination & Distribution Center & The COVID-19 “Total Preparedness” Campaign

The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center was able to shift into high gear at a moment’s notice and create and ship out all the materials for this global Stay Well campaign.

The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center was able to shift into high gear at a moment’s notice and create and ship out all the materials for this global Stay Well campaign.

The Stay Well campaign was carried out in communities around every Scientology Church and Mission internationally.

The Stay Well campaign was carried out in communities around every Scientology Church and Mission internationally.

Volunteer Ministers from every Scientology Church and Mission took part in the campaign.

Volunteer Ministers from every Scientology Church and Mission took part in the campaign.

The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center printed and shipped out 7.5 million copies of booklets in 21 languages to provide this vital information to communities across the globe.

The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center printed and shipped out 7.5 million copies of booklets in 21 languages to provide this vital information to communities across the globe.

They created and shipped out protective gear for the Scientologists carrying out the campaign.

They created and shipped out protective gear for the Scientologists carrying out the campaign.

How the Church of Scientology was able to launch a massive educational campaign to protect communities the world over.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2021 / — It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

An interactive timeline on the Scientology website called 20/21: A Look Behind & A Look Ahead shows how the Church immediately launched a program of total preparedness to protect Scientology Churches, staff, parishioners, communities and entire countries.

The speed and intensity of the Church’s response was consistent with a maxim coined by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard for circumstances like these: “An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.”

Few people knew how to protect themselves from such an infectious disease. So first, the Church compiled the most authoritative and effective guidelines for dealing with such an outbreak and distilled them into a series of illustrated booklets written in simple, direct language anyone can understand. Then Volunteer Ministers carried out an educational campaign to help their communities understand how to stay well.

One reason the Church was able to rapidly execute an international response of such magnitude was because of the Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center.

Presses ran 24/7 producing 17,500 booklets an hour in 21 languages.

The plan was for Volunteer Ministers from every Scientology Church and Mission to distribute these booklets in their communities. To ensure they could do so safely the Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center produced more than 35,000 pieces of Volunteer Minister protective gear and shipped this out along with 7.5 million copies of the booklets.

How was it possible for this organization to respond with such speed and efficiency to the urgent needs of a global pandemic?

In launching the Scientology Network, Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, said the Church would be providing unprecedented access to its facilities and behind-the-scenes operations of the Church of Scientology. The episode of Inside Scientology on the Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center shows how the Church fused cutting-edge technology with its own organizational policy to bring purpose and dedication to manufacturing, creating a massive, modern, state-of-the-art phenomenon of printing, publishing and manufacturing technology.

With this in place, the Church was able to carry out this international campaign with the volume and speed necessary to serve the needs of Scientologists and their communities everywhere.

Watch Inside Scientology: Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center on the Scientology Network at DIRECTV 320. It can also be streamed at and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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North Texas Property Management Announces New Page Update for Single Family Home Property Management in Garland Texas

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North Texas Property Management, a locally-owned business in the single-family home property management sector, is proud to announce a new post.

There are several great places around the Dallas suburbs to raise kids, but Garland is one of the best.”

— Jason Marascio

PLANO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — North Texas Property Management, a best-in-class property management service operating in the North Dallas suburbs at, is proud to announce an update to its Garland, Texas page. The post explains that single-family home property management might be experiencing a spike in popularity, and that the family-friendly environment of Garland, Texas could be one reason.

"There are several great places around the Dallas suburbs to raise kids, but Garland is one of the best," explained Jason Marascio, CEO of North Texas Property Management. "Good schools, low crime, and an abundance of recreation centers make it appealing to young families! Our property managers are happy to help new parents out and find their perfect home rental in Garland."

Interested persons can review the page update to North Texas Property Management's s Garland Texas page at NTXPM is a single-family home property management company located in Plano, Texas. The local expert team helps manage homes for property investors and retirees for all communities in the North Dallas suburbs. Services include the following: interviewing and processing renters, collecting rent checks, and caring for home maintenance issues. The company focuses on single-family homes around North Texas areas, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Garland. Property investors can also review the NTXPM property management page at


Here is the background for this release. The foundation for a long-term healthy family could include choosing the right community. A home with plenty of natural outdoor spaces and good schools can create the best environment for children to thrive. Individuals ready to speak to a single-family home property management team might hear about the benefits of living in a top North Dallas suburb. Clean, safe neighborhoods, high-rated public schools, and great parks could make Garland, Texas, the right fit for a young family. Located in the Collin County area, the community is a short commute to the city of Dallas.
Parents searching for a great single-family home rental can find a local property management team near Garland, Texas, to help. For these reasons, North Texas Property Management has announced a new post about the community of Garland.


North Texas Property Management Company ( is a top-rated property management company servicing rental property owners' needs in the North Dallas area of North Texas. The company's property managers manage residential rental properties in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson & Allen, and other communities in the North Dallas area. Real estate investors and rental property owners may want a property management company that will take the burden off of physically and financially caring for, maintaining, and managing their rental homes.

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Safe Harbor CPAs Announces New Post on the Value of a Tax Advisor in Chaotic Times

San Francisco Accounting Firm

Safe Harbor CPAs is a best-in-class accounting firm in San Francisco, California. The firm announcing a new post on the value of a professional tax advisor.

2020 is a year for the record books, and we are actively working on tax return preparation for our clients as we speak.”

— Chun Wong

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — Safe Harbor LLP, a San Francisco CPA firm focused on high net-worth individuals and Bay Area businesses at, is proud to announce a timely post on the value of a tax advisor during these difficult times. The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously caused great trauma throughout the country at many levels, not the least of which is business, taxation, and financial planning. The post touches on changes in tax laws for 2020 / 2021 and explains that the best course of action is to engage with a professional tax advisor.

"2020 is a year for the record books, and we are actively working on tax return preparation for our clients as we speak," explained Chun Wong, Managing Partner at Safe Harbor LLP. "There's the old adage that change is the only constant, and 2020 certainly showed that fact. We have a keen eye onto tax changes and programs, so that we can minimize the tax bite for San Francisco residents and businesses struggling to make the best of these trying times."

To view the latest post, visitors can go to Persons who want to explore the benefits of a long-term relationship with a San Francisco tax advisor can visit That page explains that as leading tax advisors in San Francisco, the firm advises individuals, businesses, and nonprofits on the best tax strategies, maximizing the size of refunds and minimizing the personal and/or business taxes paid to the Federal Government and/or the State of California. A tax advisor can save time, money and headaches by doing the heavy lifting for a business or high net worth income. Of particular interest are high net worth individuals, those with business interests, and/or those with international tax issues. Indeed, as the tumult of the Pandemic has hit, the CPA firm has known as the best tax advisory service in San Francisco for those with business interests, including those with international tax exposure as well as those involved in the thriving San Francisco startup and technology scene.


Safe Harbor LLP ( is a CPA firm that specializes in accounting and tax services for individuals and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and greater California. Safe Harbor CPAs help both individuals and businesses with tax preparation, IRS audit defense, and audited financial statements. The firm prides itself on friendly yet professional service and utilizes state-of-the-art Internet technology to provide quality customer service.

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Destiny Marshall Combining Music & Crypto With Zeptagram

‘Destiny Marshall;’ The Rising Star With 20 Different Voices

GOTHENBURG, VASTRA GOTALAND, SWEDEN, March 2, 2021 / — It’s the season of new acts, new sounds and a new movement in the music scene. It has been a pandemic of infectious sound from the commencement of the covid-19 lockdown to the turn of the New Year.

New stars are bringing their A-game to the platter like established legends. One of such gem is Destiny Marshall.

Born and brought up in Lagos, Destiny Marshall Edoki is a singer, songwriter and rapper, blessed with 20 different voices and a superstar-in-waiting.

The Delta native started his musical career in music production and later translated into singing and rapping.

Destiny Marshall’s sound is predominantly a blend of Afro-pop and sometimes, Rap.

Marshall is a diversified artiste; his style can go all the way from Afro-pop to alternative music in what he refers to as “crypto songs or theme songs”, his own special recipe mix-match of pop, rap and hip-hop with a feeling of house music.

His latest work, “Voices of Marshall”, out on all platforms and was immediately followed up by a scintillating music video directed by Nigeria fast rising cinematographer, Director Tucci.

Destiny Marshall states Eminem, MI Abaga, Hopsin, Drake, Adele, Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 as his major musical influence amongst many.

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Team Building Asia Launches Growth Academy Asia, a New Tech-Led Learning Venture

Growth Academy Asia (GAA) will be disrupting the industry of classroom-style corporate training by bringing a cutting-edge technology-driven approach to L&D.

It's exciting to have found our first partners in Hong Kong and I'm looking forward to creating VR real-life remote impacts beyond physical barriers”

— Jena Davidson, Founder of Jenson8

HONG KONG, March 2, 2021 / — There's a new L&D kid on the block, and it's not your average training or coaching consultancy. Growth Academy Asia (GAA) will be disrupting the industry of classroom-style corporate training by bringing a cutting-edge technology-driven approach to L&D. Principally, the learning initiatives will be brought to life by their partnership with Jenson8, using the Apollo Virtual Reality (VR) applications such as D&I and leadership. Their other platforms facilitate other HR management aspects like onboarding and team effectiveness.

The VR cloud-based training platform is more exciting and engaging than any two-dimensional program. Jenson8 has scientifically identified how to uncover participant's true behaviours that aren't noticeable in a classroom, corporate training, assessment, and leadership development programs. The platform supports assessment, leadership, and other L&D elements.

Jenson8 has a series of applications that can be paired with any organisation's unique content. Jena Davidson, founder and CEO of Jenson8, is thrilled to be partnering up with the new HR learning venture. "It's exciting to have found our first partners in Hong Kong and I'm looking forward to creating VR real-life remote impacts beyond physical barriers," said Davidson.

In all, the GAA tools and training workshops will enable organisations to hire the most suitable talents, onboard and train them well, and continually nurture them throughout their employment. As the GAA corporate training sessions will be technology-driven, they will be able to rapidly deploy the programs nearly anywhere so even remote offices and full organisations can profit.

Stuart Harris is co-founding GAA based on his 20+ year of experience in training and team building. "As global teams became remote, there was a significant decrease in workplace happiness and engagement. The way we train today's workforce is outdated. People are not engaged and training impact is not correctly measured. Until now," said Harris. David Simpson, co-founder of GAA, added, "A lot of organisations we work with know that it's necessary to invest in their employees' learning experience. We realised our clients find it difficult to go beyond classroom-style training. With this data-driven approach, we hope to help them adopt a growth mindset."

The founders – also founders of the successful Team Building Asia, an 18-year-old Hong Kong-based events company – are launching the venture end of this month with an immersive virtual reality experience on the 4th of March. Join the event here.

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VHRP LIVE! Celebrates American composer Victor Herbert’s Irish roots, with romance, laughter and a touch of blarney

VHRP LIVE! presents Heart O’ Mine an Irish themed Virtual Concert

VHRP LIVE! presents Heart O’ Mine, an Irish themed Virtual Concert on-line, March 14th-21st

Victor Herbert’s music and Alison Dobbins’s video magic reunites our singers in a concert of the “Wearing of the Green” that will leave you humming!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 1, 2021 / — VHRP LIVE! Celebrates American composer Victor Herbert’s Irish roots, with romance, laughter and a touch of blarney!
Heart O' Mine virtual concert features Irish music from the 1820s-1920s by Victor Herbert and Samuel Lover on March 14th-21st, 2021.
$10 Tickets on sale now at Your ticket purchase gets you a link to this original virtual concert at any time within 24 hrs of ticketed date. 70% of all ticket proceeds goes to these artists now out of work for one full year.
Lift our artists' spirits— and your own with your ticket purchase!

The Victor Herbert Renaissance Project LIVE! presents Heart O’ Mine, an Irish-themed virtual concert with works by American musical theatre foundation, Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and his grandfather, Irish Renaissance artist Samuel Lover (1797-1868). Herbert’s passion for composing music grew from Lover’s!

When Covid-19 threw theatre a curve in 2020, VHRP LIVE! answered with a bold excursion into the world of virtual video creation. First aired in November 2020, nine singers scattered across the country, rose to the challenge by performing songs in complete isolation, including “Molly,” “Mary Came Over to Me,” “Cruiskeen Lawn,” and “The Irish Have a Great Day Tonight.”

This Heart O’ Mine New York City professional resident cast features Drew Bolander, Joanie Brittingham, Jovani Demetrie, Alexa Devlin, Jonathan Hare, Andrew Klima, Caitlin Ruddy, Christopher Robin Sapp and David Seatter.

Alyce Mott, Artistic Director
Emily Cornelius, Director/Choreographer
Michael Thomas, Music Director/Pianist
Alison Dobbins, Video/Audio Editor
Brooke Dengler, Stage Manager

Here is a link to our trailer from November, 2020.

The Victor Herbert Renaissance Project LIVE! is the world’s only company exclusively devoted to Victor Herbert, the Irish American conductor and musician who composed innovative scores for early Broadway, as well as classical and popular music. Herbert contributed powerfully to the emergence of an authentically 20th century American sound. Supported by generous funding from The Victor Herbert Foundation, VHRP LIVE! is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2014 by the company’s Artistic Director Alyce Mott, a leading Herbert historian and librettist and Music Director Michael Thomas. For more information visit

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International Survey Suggests Dramatic Shift in post-COVID Work Behavior.

Based on the survey, 65% of workers pre-COVID worked more than 80% of the time in an office, however in the post-COVID world only 16% of respondents expect to work more than 80% in an office.”

— NWW Survey Findings

BEAVERTON, OR, USA, March 2, 2021 / — iBridge, Business Brio, and the Data Science Foundation (DSF) introduced a “New Work World” survey during the DSF’s 8th International Summit. The survey is designed to gather both observations and expectations as the world begins to consider returning to a “new normal” of the office.

The survey, administered on the Metolius® platform, found that the majority of workers have real concerns about safety in the workplace and plan to work more from home than in the office. Employees want the comfort in knowing that when they enter an office environment, they expect their organizations to have taken the necessary precautions to keep them safe. These precautions include sanitizing work areas, appropriate distancing, room occupancy limitations, and common area restrictions.

Based on the survey’s findings, 65% of workers pre-COVID worked more than 80% of the time in an office, however in the post-COVID world only 16% of respondents expect to work more than 80% in an office.

With 78% of the survey respondents saying they expect to have complete flexibility and choice regarding their work location options, they also acknowledged a significant concern (89%) that innovation and new ideas will be harder to hatch. Most share the concern that based on an expanding hybrid workforce that collaborative meetings will be hard to assemble. This is followed by the concern that if there is lack of human interaction that it could impact staff turnover negatively. As well the respondents share a concern for managers not knowing how to coach and motivate a both in-office and remote workforce.

The number of days anticipated to be “in-office” certainly supports that assertion. When comparing how common it was to work remotely pre-COVID, 21% of the respondents said they worked more than three days per week outside of the office; post-COVID, 64% of the respondents expect to work more than three days outside of an office. The early results of the New Work World survey suggest the post-COVID work environment will be evolutional and fraught with changes in business process and cultural norms.

This ongoing survey is designed to explore and understand how well organizations are prepared to manage and support the workforce post-COVID. Please visit to take this free survey. There are two versions of the survey, each designed to take less than 15 minutes to complete. One survey is designed to ask senior leaders and leaders and managers about their organization’s preparation for the post-COVID workforce, the other is designed to capture observations, experience, anticipation and expectations from the workforce. Both intelligent questionnaires provide an immediate report, including benchmarks, based on six primary outcomes: collaboration, communication, work-life balance, leadership competence, client/customer interaction, experience, and office protocols.

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With 1,000 team members world-wide, iBridge help clients collect, manage, and analyze their data to create meaningful operational control and improved profitability. A Microsoft Gold Cloud Service Provider, iBridge supports the Legal, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, Government, and other information-intense markets sectors. For more almost two decades, iBridge has successfully helped clients distill complex information into actionable results.

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DSF International is a non-profit platform, formed in 2013 dedicated to the fraternity of data science. It is governed by an Executive Council consisting of senior leaders from coveted organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, NASSCOM, Zee 5, Grant Thornton, Northern Trust, IIM A, World Economic Forum, United Nations committee and others.
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Business Brio is an analytics and data science consulting and projects company focused on manufacturing, retail, and banking sectors. Business Brio is the recipient of NASSCOM Analytics Innovation award for the year 2015 and has been short-listed by Red Herring as the finalist in top 100 Asia Companies in 2017. It has an esteemed client portfolio from Asia, EMEA, Europe and North America.
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Author L.C. RENIE Talks About Self-Publishing Books – Self-Publishing Interview

USA, March 1, 2021 / — 15 years-ago authors who had written books and couldn’t get an agent or publishing deal would throw their works of art in the cupboard to gather dust. Now, roll on to 2021 the publishing world just like the music world has changed.

No longer do authors need to find an agent or a publishing how to publish their books. Thanks to the self-publishing industry, authors can now cut out the middleman and have full control over their books.

The number of self-published books topped the 1 million mark for the first time in 2017, showing how popular self-publishing has become. In 2018, the number of self-published books on the market had jumped by 40%, and each year the self-publishing industry continues to grow.

But what is it like to self-publish a book, and why do authors self-publish instead of finding an agent or publishing house? We decided to find out and speak to L.C. RENIE, who has been described as one of the most exciting new authors on the planet. She is set to release her new novel in 2022 "Tides Beneath Unshattered Love".

"Tides Beneath Unshattered Love" tells the story of Dr. Alexandria Belmont who will question her lifelong friendship with Samantha. She will discover the connection between sultry-voiced Alessio, Samantha, and her ex-husband, Frederick Montgomery.

Instead of going to a publishing house, L.C. RENIE plans to self-publish her new book. She wants to have full control over her book, and believe self-publishing is the best option for her.

This is what L.C. RENIE had to say about self-publishing

1. Have you always felt driven to write? I’m a late bloomer, so the answer is no.

2. Are there particular authors or books that you find particularly inspiring? Yes, T.D. Jakes, Joyce Myers, Sidney Sheldon, Terry McMillian, Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts books, just to name a few since you asked, but I enjoy reading a lot of indie authors books as well.

3. Tell me about your writing journey? My writing journey starts with spiritual notes writing, but writing about real issues and solutions in a fiction novel is refreshing and unapologetic.

4. Why did you choose to self-publish? In the indie authors social media community blogs, you hear different experiences and wonder why a common book publish practice exist… good, bad, or indifference.

5. Did you try the traditional route first? Not with my exploration memoir, I was testing the water in writing thinking it was a whim, but right after a few months later I found myself writing a romance manuscript. “Tides Beneath Unshattered Love PARIS” novella less than 50,000 words are the first novel to be release by L.C. RENIE. Hopefully, traditional publishing, but options are available.

6. Would you have taken the opportunity to go down the traditional route if you were approached by an agent? Absolutely!!!

7. What can people expect when self-publishing their book? Hard work first of all, it’s No cake walk in the park. Must think like a small business entrepreneur with some kind of business knowledge and management blueprint plan how to get editing services and the heavy lifting is marketing your brand: name and book discoverability. Research the-how-to-do agenda list and unwise to procrastinate and have a solution with writer block syndrome. Take necessary non-credit business / marketing seminar classes if needed; knowledge is power.

8. What would you say the benefits are self-publishing are? In control of administration and finance (royalties). However, the downside is marketing discoverability to sell books in brick and mortar stores without a marketing strategy plan.

9. What would you consider to be some of the cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing? To focus on the traditional publishing means established publishing house, they require an author to have a literary agent representation and do not accept manuscript from authors, only work with literary. Self-publishing you must research how to submit author manuscript based on submission requirements. Disadvantages: is reviewed differently based on priorities. Self-publishing is an author publishing solo.

10. Have you researched the cost of self-publishing? Yes, the cost varies base on how much an author is willing to invest in their book publishing project.

11. How did you choose which company to self-publish your book? The process is frustrating and time consuming because you have to research and know what each company is offering to compare in printing service options.

12. Can you tell me how many books you will originally publish, and how much it will cost you? I can’t give any numbers at this time, but any author must be prepared to spend the most on editing and marketing services.

13. On top of the cost of self-publishing your book, what other costs are involved? Editing services, Graphic designers, Copyright materials, ISBN’s, etc.

14. What profit do you hope to make from each book? I’m inspire to share my heartfelt thoughts as a priority. However, the profit a blessing.

15. Have you found that self-published authors are wary of perhaps giving up their creative freedom in order to sign with a big publishing house? Choosing a publishing house is a decision each author must consider the advantages or not. If so, why do you think this is? I hold no opinion on creative freedom.

16. What is the first thing someone should do before approaching a publishing company to self-publish? Do your due diligence.

17. Finally, do you have any advice for writers looking to self-publish? Be patient. Operate as an entrepreneur small business. Invest the time to develop a blueprint business and marketing plan. #Writerlift #Writingcommunity #Authorssupportauthors #Creativewriting

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