Even with $38 million in funding, Homejoy Inc. was not able to stay on top of their business and keep pressing forward because they have now filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy news comes not too long after the company announced in a blog post that they would be shutting down. Homejoy Inc. is stating that one of the biggest reasons for their downfall is because of the regulations in certain areas, which want a reclassification of their workers as regular employees as opposed to being independent contractors. Having to classify someone as an employee would easily raise Homejoy’s overall worker costs tremendously, which may have ultimately led to closing the business.
Although Homejoy Inc. will no longer be in business, Handy, a competitor, is still doing well, especially in the home cleaning area. Many persons want their homes cleaned, especially since they have to divide their time between work, family, and chores around the home. Some simply don’t have the time to clean their homes when it’s necessary, and if a big event is coming up, it’s a good idea to get a home cleaning service in place of taking the time to do the cleaning one’s self. Handy has many certified home cleaners that are very professional and know exactly how a home should be cleaned.
Those that work for Handy as a home cleaner have the training that brings them up to Handy’s standards as well as some experience of their own. Many home cleaners have done the work for years, so experience is not a problem. Once a family chooses to get home cleaning services, then they simply need to go to the Handy website and book the cleaning services for some time in the future. It’s possible to get someone out to clean a home just one day later, so those with time restrictions can still be assisted. Handy not only cleans homes but has many different home services that are listed on their website, and it’s a good idea for those who need any kind of work done in their home to take advantage of Handy’s services.
FreedomPop is the pioneer and most respected mobile virtual network operator. In a recent press release, it made an announcement that it would be offering discounted mobile phones and free mobile phone communication services. FreedomPop said that customers who signed up for its services through November 2015 could also pick up a Motorola E smartphone for only $40 which is a $190 discount. On the other hand, customers could also pick a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for just $100 which is a $350 discount on its normal selling price. Although the phones were refurbished and not the very latest at the time, they included support for LTE services which is a requirement for running on Sprint’s network.
Upon buying, customers were allowed to enjoy one free month of unlimited talk time, internet and messages. After exhausting the free goodies, they were allowed to subscribe to the company’s offer of 500 megabytes of data, 500 call minutes as well as 500 text messages. The company was launched in 2012 and after a few months since the announcement was made, it expected to hit 1 million customers.
A few months before the announcement, the company had made a funding deal from Intel Capital, and it planned to use the funds to expand its smartphone portfolio. The funding came just after another $10 million investment it had received from a major mobile phone operator in the Asian region. The second funding was scheduled to enable the company start offering free mobile phone services and plans to millions of people in the Asian region.
FreedomPop, as the name suggests, is all about freedom. It is a wireless mobile phone and wireless internet service provider based in the United States. Since it started, it has been providing wireless data, text and voice services on two major mobile phone networks.
The company also made announcements that it was entering the UK market with similar services using the country’s Three mobile network. The entrance was successful and just like anticipated, the UK market embraced the new service with open arms. In the future, the company intends to enter other international markets with the same model. The company’s founders firmly believe that their model is what the whole world has been waiting for regarding cheap communication via the mobile phones. In the recent couple of years, the company has also been able to make very tremendous steps when matters related to getting funding for expansion are concerned.
I have a kennel for breeding purposes with the breed that I am associated with. They are a high energy hunting breed, but their needs throughout the breeding, pregnancy and birth periods are the same as any female dog going through the rigors of motherhood. I am an experienced breeder, so I understand that this requires several types of nutritional requirements. However, the available brands of dog foods rarely encompass this type of nutrition in a single brand. This is why I utilize Beneful. I utilize this brand for all of my feeding needs, but their vast quantity of brands based on specific needs makes this process exponentially easier than old feeding methods. Just like in human mothers, certain levels of nutrients must be available in their systems prior to pregnancy to make the process easier on the mother and to have healthy pups. Failure to provide the proper nutrition throughout the entire process can have dire consequences after the puppies are born in extreme cases including infanticide and cannibalizing the pups. For my dogs, I feed Beneful Healthy dog at this point, and I have never had this nightmareoccur to me. The protein is derived from chicken, so it is easily digestible for the female dogs. After they are pregnant, I feed Chopped Blends with salmon. The omega fatty acids in this brand have very discernible health benefits. This regimen has consistently delivered very healthy pups. I also may change to a Chopped Blends formula with beef to replenish their iron levels after birth and during the nursing period. However, after nursing, I will change to Beneful Healthy Puppy with real chicken for the pups. It is an excellent transitional food. For some of my dogs, I utilize Beneful Simmered with chicken or beef because they sometimes are unwilling to try dry dog food at this transitional time. Because Beneful is a massively diverse brand on Facebook, I can then transition them to the appropriate dry food. They are hunting dogs, so they are hyper active, and they must be fed in the field. This is why I eventually transition my dogs to dry food because it easier to feed dry food when we are afield, but some owners may not need to transition beyond one of Beneful’s wet brands because their variety is so vast.
Many makeup companies are dedicated to their customers, but they do so in a way that makes the customers want to cover up the parts of their face that make them unique. They work to cover up blemishes, show the people that there is something wrong with their face and even make them not want to use makeup. Lime Crime does none of these things and instead focuses on the positives of their customers’ faces. They want their customers to feel good about the decisions they make for their makeup and do so by allowing the customers to pick out what they want depending on their style and the colors that they love.
With everything from China doll face primer to electric green eye shadow, customers can pick what they like from Lime Crime. This allows them to be able to do what they want and can help the customers focus on their own personality. They will be able to do so because there are many different options that are offered by Lime Crime. All of these options are created ethically and are done in a way that can make the customers feel good about what they are putting on their faces. Not only are the colors great for customers to choose from, but they are also a great way to put something healthy on their faces.
Doe Deere is the founder of Lime Crime. She is the owner of the company and is able to provide bold choices to bold customers. She does this because she is a bold person herself. In the past, she had trouble finding makeup that was right for her fun personality while still remaining healthy for her skin. She was tired of the washed out looks offered by major cosmetics companies and did not want to sacrifice quality for colors that she loves. Her idea of providing high quality makeup in bold colors is progressive and has allowed her to remain a prominent feature in the world of cosmetics.
Despite scandals and hardships that have come along with the Lime Crime model, Doe Deere has been able to make the company a successful one. She works endlessly to ensure that her customers are satisfied with the choices they can make concerning their makeup. She does not want customers to feel like they must cover up their faces, which is essentially like covering up their personalities. She wants bold customers to have bold makeup that they can put on their face whenever they like. She does not want them to have to worry about where it came from or how many chemicals are in it. Instead, she focuses on the looks she can create for customers.
In the highly competitive world of mobile service, a relatively unknown startup is making a move to capture a sizable chunk of the market by offering a highly affordable plan. The company doing this is called FreedomPop, and they have an amazing phone offer to pair with their appealing free data plan. FreedomPop is offering name brand quality mobile phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $100, and the Motorola E smartphone for just $40; both offers from FreedomPop are 80% below the regular market price. But their offer goes beyond just the phone; customers need a data plan too to cover actually using the phone in a meaningful way. And FreedomPop is able to provide high quality service there as well, for a price that no one can refuse. The company will set customers up with an introductory free month of unlimited voice calling, text messaging and 1 gigabyte of cellular data. Then customers will transition to their free plan of 500 megabytes of cellular data, 500 text messages and 500 calling minutes.
The way that FreedomPop can do this is because they are what’s known in the business as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator. FreedomPop buys wholesale network access from major carriers like Sprint, and resales that to attract retail customers. So they were not involved in building the network, but they were able to buy a piece of it at wholesale price and it is up to them to attract customers to use the network. That is the ultimate goal of the virtual network operator: to attract customers to the network. This could set up the company to then sell itself at a higher price down the road, when the network gets closer to full capacity.
FreedomPop launched in late 2012, and has guided estimates for 1 million customers by the end of 2015. And it looks to keep growing as it builds relationships with other operators. For instance, it has gained investment from a telecom operator that serves more than 230 million customers in Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. FreedomPop’s plan gives it the real capability to offer a free mobile service and simple plans to millions of new mobile users. The FreedomPop CEO, Stephen Stokols, is focusing currently on tapping this exponential growth market with his company’s capability, and says in the future the company may look to pursue being acquired.