Sahm Andrangi’s Kerrisdale Capital issues a negative report on QuinStreet

Kerrisdale Capital has launched a complaint about QuinStreet’s black hat affiliate marketing tactics. In the report, Kerrisdale states that the latter company has been using affiliate websites to generate revenue when people click the website and fill out the form. This is a process which is happening at the expense of their clients. It seems that all the revenue QuinStreet has been earning in the recent past has come from a single client. Kerrisdale adds that QuinStreet is a low-quality organization which is doing little to nothing to earn revenue through honest means.

 

The stock price of QuinStreet has more than tripled in the recent past as a result of the suspicious activity, says Sahm Adrangi. Some people thought that the company was finally moving in the right direction after staying in bad books for a long time, but it seems as if the company is using underhand methods to achieve this success. Kerrisdale adds that the credibility of the internet marketing company, which is listed on NASDAQ as QNST, is at stake because it has been benefiting from sham website traffic.

 

Sahm Adrangi adds that QuinStreet is not a genuine company when it comes to lead generation, mainly because they use a mix of malware redirects, and low-quality leads from internet users trying to earn a few Swagbucks. The main question that Sahm Adrangi poses about QuinStreet is why their leads seem to be generated from sites that deal with adware, paid surveys and one person that lives in China’s Hunan province. He adds that there is more to this company’s internet marketing tactics than meets the eyes.

 

The success of the company has been experiencing is a little strange, especially because they have little to no product differentiation with other companies in their line of work. The CEO and CFO have started selling their shares in the company, which indicates that the company is headed to a dead-end, and not a successful future of any kind.

 

Sahm Adrangi is the founder and Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital Management. He has been with the company since its inception in 2009. He is a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University.

 

http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-short-sale/

Mina Ebrahimi Gives Back To The Community Through Saint Germain Catering

Mina Ebrahimi, CEO of Saint Germain Catering began working in the family bakery at an early age. She gained experience working in the family cafe too that was eventually named Saint Germain Cafe. During her early working years, she learned to provide excellent customer service to patrons of the business.

At the age of 26, Mina started her own catering business called Saint Germain Catering. It focused on corporate clients, weddings, and special events. She transformed her business over time to a full service catering company. Nina employees 32 full time employees and 8 part time employees.

Mina has received several business awards over the years. One is the Washington Business Journals Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2010, and the SMART CEO’s Brava. These awards are given to women business leaders that show passion for their work and give back to the community.

Mina supports many nonprofit organizations through her business. One of them is Operation Homefront DC. This organization strives to build strong stable environments for military families. Another organization she supports is the 25th Project, an organization that help homeless people with donations of food, and supplies during the year.

Nina sponsored a cancer detection dog at the Pennsylvania Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a tool used to detect early ovarian cancer in women. Her catering business donates to cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania.

She founded a program at the University of Pennsylvania called the Jack Ebrahami Program one of the few interventional radiology veterinarian program around and the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation that helps women build a future in business.

Saint Germain Catering is one of the largest women own businesses in the US. They handle over 200 events per year in the Washington D.C, Virginia, and Maryland area. Mina’s favorite dish to make is barbecued foods. The company recently celebrated 20 years in business and introduced Healthy Options to their catering menu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncl6maHomt0

Waiakea Water is Refreshing, Healthy and a very Successful Bottled Beverage Company

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Bottled Water was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons. This particular water brand is a special beverage that contains a well-balanced pH level that provides a ton of health benefits for consumers. Not only is the water good for the body it has a great taste that people find hard to resist. The refreshing goodness of Waiakea keeps people coming back for more of this amazing water- based beverage.

 

Ryan Emmons realized he was on to something back in 2012. On the island of Waiakea there is a volcanic mountain that has an abundance of water flows from off its slopes. The name of this volcanic mountain is Mauna Loa or Long Mountain. This water is derived from the rain which constantly falls onto the mountain at least 360 days of the year. Once the water falls onto the mountain it is naturally filtered by many of the rocks and minerals that are present on the side of this massive land formation. The natural filtering process makes the water a healthy product for the body.

 

Emmons had access to a watering plant that was located at the bottom of the mountain. He used the plant to capture the flowing water and to bottle it up for sale. Waiakea has to make sure that the water is safe to drink by consumers. Once they are done testing the water they then bottle it up and ship it out to consumers. The company tries to preserve many of the water’s natural ingredients through the processing procedure.

 

One of the best things about Waiakea is its low pH level. The water has an 8.8 pH level which means it is good for balancing out the acids within the body. When a person has a balanced pH level this will then help them to fight off many ailments and diseases. Waiakea also provides plenty of minerals that are able to help a person’s body to stay healthy and strong.

 

Waiakea is also bottled with recyclable materials and the product is part of an environmentally safe production system from start to finish. Ryan Emmon’s Waiake product has been so successful that it grew by nearly 5000%. That is an amazing growth rate for any type of business. Waiakea is sold in nearly half the states around the country. This water beverage is steadily becoming one of the best water beverages of all time.

 

http://www.medicaldaily.com/alkaline-water-vs-plain-drinking-water-can-waiakea-bottled-water-lead-optimal-health-330396

Doe Deere Says Dreams Do Come True, Especially For Unicorns

Trendy, colorful, and uninhibited, Doe Deere is an inspiration for us all, to follow our dreams. In a recent interview, Deere sat down to share some of her secrets of success and struggles. From leaving home to chase her dreams to becoming the leader of a successful cosmetic brand, she reminds us all that even our wildest dreams are in reach.

As a young child, Deere tapped into her ambition and spirit of entrepreneurship. When she was just 13, she started her first small business. Many of her classmates hadn’t yet stumbled upon temporary tattoos, but she had. The cool edgy look peeked the interest of her peers and classmates and the business-minded 13-year-old found a way to transform her temporary tattoos into cash. Not half bad for a girl just barely in her teens.

Since then, Deere knew that she was meant to be a leader. Born and raised in Russia, she left home at the age of 17, in hopes of becoming a musician. Her desire to perform led the ambitious teen to New York City, where she would perform several small shows while trying to establish herself in the industry. When her attempts were unsuccessful, she turned to her second love, makeup. Deere has always had a passion for art and self-expression. When she failed to find suitable options for lip color, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

Though her music career was unsuccessful, what she did do was gain valuable experience in marketing and self-promotion, and in 2008, she used it to launch her business. Lime Crime was founded with a vision to revolutionize the world of makeup. Deere wanted to change to the tradition of boring, traditional colors and give makeup lovers something to smile about. Under the leadership of the self-proclaimed “Queen of Unicorns” Lime Crime has reached the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Learn more: https://theweirdstore.net/blogs/the-weird-store/how-doe-deere-became-queen-of-the-unicorns

Deere is a hands-on leader of the Lime Crime movement and oversees all of the product development within the company. Each product is designed with customers, or Unicorns, in mind. Since its launch, Lime Crime has grown from a small lip color startup to an online universe for uninhibited makeup lovers. Fans and followers of Doe Deere and the Lime Crime movement say she is truly an inspiration. Deere is known to not only use her platform to promote her brand but to inspire others to express themselves unapologetically. Learn more: http://guestofaguest.com/los-angeles/interview/interview-lime-crimes-doe-deere-on-how-to-make-your-dreams-come-true

Logan Stout: Strategic Partnerships To Help People Be Their Best

In 2014, one man took a big step toward realizing his vision of helping others achieve their overall life goals. He started a Direct Sales Company called IDLife whose purpose is focusing on the health and fitness aspect of people’s life goals. The man is Logan Stout, and he believes good health is the foundation that supports all other life goals.

Stout is an author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and stays active donating his time and money supporting charities. He is a former baseball athlete who understands from personal experience that maintaining a significant level of physical fitness is critical to one’s overall success.

Often achievement in life outside sports also depends on physical stamina, endurance, and a high level of stress-free thinking. Top-tier performance in any endeavor is always enhanced and often associated with good health.

As CEO of IDLife, Logan focuses his company’s mission at bringing out the best in people, beginning with their health. To help with the pursuit of his mission and the growth of his business Stout has formed partnerships with other organizations and individuals whose goals and values align with his.

For example, Garmin, a company at the cutting edge of producing wearable fitness devices has agreed to join forces with IDLife. Customers of both companies can now take advantage of services and products from the other. Clients can purchase Garmin products on the IDLife site, and their app will sync to the Garmin produced Vivo activity trackers.

Logan Stout has enlisted the help of famous athletes and fitness experts to get the message out and promote the company’s impressive line of health supplements. The most recognizable name is probably Troy Aikman.

Beyond health and fitness, Logan has written a bestselling book titled Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People and Teams. In his writing, he shares techniques and knowledge about subjects beyond health that work in all areas of life like building teams and helping people achieve success.

Learn more about Logan Stout: https://technewsspy.com/2017/07/27/logan-stout-announces-idlifes-partnership-with-garmin/