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U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration

7/25/19
The Small Business Administration has a resource website offering SNIPPETS of info for people starting out and building small businesses.

There's an option to be paired with a mentor and on the site is a statement that someone will try to call you twice and the third attempt will be email.

You cannot submit your request without entering your phone number, even if you tick the selection that indicates you prefer to use email.

It has been 3 weeks and I have not been contacted by anyone. If I have been, they never bothered to leave a message (absolutely IMPERATIVE in business; NO ONE answers calls on their mobile phone they don't recognize).

I have never received an email, either, so it seems this site is some sort of government tax write-off for uncle Sam; something thrown together to give the appearance of being helpful, but no working parts.

The links: I fit the women's veteran category, so I signed on with the Chicago chapter, and was slammed with emails from every state involved because the owners say there is no way to be on the mailing list for one city. FAIL.

This site is mostly worthless, in my opinion. Like any government agency that would consider ME worthless, it's a loop of specific unspecified (you read that right) data that still has to be verified state by state, city by city, and business category by category.

More frustrating trouble than it's worth, especially since the robocalls have increased exponentially since submitting my contact info. Not surprising.
The Author Incubator

The Author Incubator

7/24/19
I am NOT an "Incubated Author", I did not go through their program; I'm sharing what I was hoping to find but couldn't from any other resource at a glance.

There is a FLAT RATE fee to set an individual or group on the path of betterment coaching.

The cost is 3 payments of $5,000. or a single payment of $14,000. and includes the training and guidance.

All fees to establish/register a business are additional charges outside of TheAuthorIncubator.com, as are other fees to keep that business going and promoted.

TheAuthorIncubator.com side-steps the learning curve and wasted time by providing a tried-and-true system that will level-up the SME's game and audience within a THREE MONTH PERIOD.

If EVER there was an example that 'time is money", this program is for the person that is in mid-leap and knows they can hit the ground running, if only the Fates were on their side.

If you cannot financially afford the package deal, if you have to take life in smaller chunks, subscribe to TheAuthorIncubator.com e-list and Angela Lauria's Facebook page to keep that fire under you. Baby steps and *something* are better than nothing. Angela's disposition is always cheerful and supportive, though some of her jokes are dark, lol; she's a woman that has been where we all have been. Model her.

It's true that many a specialist does croak before realizing their dreams or full potential, but it's far better to die with Hope alive than sucking down the Kool Aid that you're never going to amount to anything or that you have to be a Bad Guy to make it big.
The Author Incubator Scam

The Author Incubator Scam

7/24/19
I came upon AuthorIncubatorScam.com while investigating Angela Lauria and her endeavors. Self-identifying as an optimistic cynic, pride washed over me as I clicked the link, thinking I had saved myself from heartache for not being able to readily jump into her training pact.

Initially, I found the information helpful; it addressed my initial concerns and I felt like I could trust my *second guess*. As I continued to read through, I was clearly in the middle of a personal attack lobbed by a guy who didn't make the romance cut... Uh oh.

Going from pointing out demonstrations of improper grammar to posting personal, private texts, heavily interspersed with Mr. Pavleck's misspellings, grammatical errors of every type, and literal curses. A few times, I had to go back to the beginning of the sentence because I was too busy mentally editing the content that I lost my place.

A few examples would be the use of the words "we" and "my". It's "we" when Mr. Pavleck wants to bully someone, and "my" when you're paying him through PayPal.

One spelling error was during a rant where Jeremy Pavleck used the word "righting" instead of "writing". Uh oh...

The more I read, the more I fell in love with Angela Lauria as a human being. There was a LOT about that woman that I could personally relate to, including the website and Jeremy Pavleck.

AuthorIncubatorScam.com/Jeremy Pavleck slams Angela Lauria for not "actually selling books" and is stalking Ms. Lauria's author's Amazon sales using a program.

Mr. Pavleck's focus in misplaced. He thinks The AuthorIncubator.com is about publishing books.

It is not. It is a business design service.

As an outsider looking in, as well as someone who was listening, Ms. Lauria presents that the book is a portion of the combined services the author offers as a portion of a training program. The book written during The Author Incubator's direct services is the author's testimony of the amount of ground covered by the time the book is done. Tracking the sales of books that are a free feature of the author's coaching program useless for ultra-niche SMEs.

Honestly, I cannot afford her services. There is no way other than lottery score, delayed pay taken from sales, some type of grant, or a very generous benefactor with the cognizance and discernment to weigh my potential, drive, and dedication to invest in me jumping into The Author Incubator's AMAZING offering.

My credit and living situation both blow -BUT- those elements do not detract from my "life-experience wisdom" that I'd love to share with others in my "tribe" across the globe so they don't consider leaving life earlier than their time... I hit a speed bump in life that dropped me into a canyon, when once I was on top of the world, addressing groups and giving 1:1 training. I have to climb out of the financial hole to be considered a contributing member of society. I might die before that. With any luck, I can only hope someone worthwhile will come across my many notebooks and have the affluence to enact the plans in there... I am one of many with this story.

I now subscribe to all of Ms. Lauria's communiques because she is STILL helpful, inspiring, and genuinely vibrant. She keeps the flame of Hope alive in me.

She comes across as a gal who seems to share a lot of my experiences and my pop culture interests. I *like* her projection. She was where I am and got beyond the obstacles.

Everyone plays the "game" so we can make it *one more day* on this planet. Just as Mr. Pavleck presents himself as a team, so have we all at some point- or will. I understand he was hurt when he didn't make the cut, lol, but he apparently had the opportunity to step up to the plate and failed in spite of himself. I've done that, too.

Ultimately, we all know at least one Jeremy Pavleck. Almost none of us know an Angela Lauria.
NoProblemCash.com

NoProblemCash.com

6/23/19
I don't use cash advance loan places. It's now 3:47am and I'm up writing a review because these losers sent me a TEXT MESSAGE at 3AM with a link to a site www.gofundednow.com but when I researched the domain, it opened up on NoProblemCash.com

I NEVER agreed to receive text messages at 3 in the morning, and it's illegal to contact people by cell phone between 9pm and 8am, so I will be looking into filing a lawsuit citing those laws.
Gofundednow

Gofundednow

6/23/19
GoFundedNow.com opens up at NoProblemCash.com but I am WARNING PEOPLE HERE because I got a $#*!ing GROUP TEXT MESSAGE AT 3 IN THE MORNING from numbers not in my contact list, which breaks every telemarketing law there is!!
Facebook

Facebook

3/7/19
If Facebook has your phone number as a security log-in identifier, you're gonna regret it.

FB manipulates your newsfeed, lies about response activity via email contact to you, feeds non-followed posts into your newsfeed, and messes with your ability to choose post responses.

It's not *you*- it's Facebook. The Third Reich of the internet.
HeartMath Institute

HeartMath Institute

3/9/19
I hope I don't later find out they're using their findings for evil- but they've scientifically determined the electrical energy of human emotions of LOVE is THREE TIMES more powerful/energetic than hate/evil intentions.
IWG Plc

IWG Plc

3/9/19
IWG plc, formerly Regus, is a multinational corporation that provides serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, and videoconferencing to clients on a contract basis. Founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, the business is incorporated in Saint Helier, Jersey. (Wikipedia)

REGUS (Egregious REGUS), now IWG plc, is a DUTCH company, therefore, they operate OUTSIDE THE LAW. If you search RipOffReport.com for REGUS, you'll get a better idea of their snaky ways.

One of the most prolific online posters of available professional inclusive office rentals, REGUS is the epitome of 'If it's too good to be true, it probably is',m avoid this company like bubonic plague!

- They demand a down payment, but if you change your mind, they claim it's non-refundable, "We're a Dutch company. We don't return down payments."

- Billing system is meant to SCAM hide actual charges including but not limited to:
** Over or multiple charges of same instance
** Hidden charges (services suddenly a la carte when it was implied/you were made to believe they were included)
** Improper fees (setup, renewals, late fees)

My guess is they've changed names to continue raping those trying to establish themselves as a professional. Find yourself a private owner of the building within which you wish to rent and strike up a deal. Not only will you feel better about your accomplishment in that department, you'll be better off financially, too!
Regus

Regus

3/7/19
IWG plc, formerly Regus, is a multinational corporation that provides serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, and videoconferencing to clients on a contract basis. Founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, the business is incorporated in Saint Helier, Jersey. (Wikipedia)

REGUS (Egregious REGUS), now IWG plc, is a DUTCH company, therefore, they operate OUTSIDE THE LAW. If you search RipOffReport.com for REGUS, you'll get a better idea of their snaky ways.

One of the most prolific online posters of available professional inclusive office rentals, REGUS is the epitome of 'If it's too good to be true, it probably is',m avoid this company like bubonic plague!

- They demand a down payment, but if you change your mind, they claim it's non-refundable, "We're a Dutch company. We don't return down payments."

- Billing system is meant to SCAM hide actual charges including but not limited to:
** Over or multiple charges of same instance
** Hidden charges (services suddenly a la carte when it was implied/you were made to believe they were included)
** Improper fees (setup, renewals, late fees)

My guess is they've changed names to continue raping those trying to establish themselves as a professional. Find yourself a private owner of the building within which you wish to rent and strike up a deal. Not only will you feel better about your accomplishment in that department, you'll be better off financially, too!
POF

POF

3/5/19
This site is so overrun by scammers. PoF will delete a REAL profile for calling them out. Check out this email's grammar. This profile was supposed to have been written by a man holding a Bachelors degree:

"please reply me with your email address so that we can talk better because i am not always on this site" EWWWWW

It's bad enough having to wade through the sex addicts and men with mental, physical, and hygienic challenges, and pretty certain hot looking guys are on their way out of life from STDs, but if you're not really blessed with a lot of free time and want to at least -sort of- screen possible mates, at least it's free.

Match.com is no better for quality potentials, tbh. Paying creeps are still creeps. $20/mo for a website full of emotionally starving, intellectually inept individuals is like shooting- or scooping out- fish in a barrel. Today's sexual predator is a wolf in sheep's clothing on these sites.

They could be good sites, but for the crappy people. Much like the world, huh?

Maybe it's time for a class action lawsuit?

SIGN ME UP for THAT!

Tip for consumers: DON'T DO IT. PoF is one of those sites where you get WAY less than you pay for and a boatload more than you're bargaining for.

Service
Value
Quality
AllFoldingChairsTables.com

AllFoldingChairsTables.com

2/18/19
I am American Military. They have irrationally low prices (such as a dollar for a folding table with free shipping) and when you try to buy, AFTER submitting your shipping location and contact info, the site denies delivery to your location. If you're fooled into signing up, your information IMMEDIATELY is shared with SPAMMERS! I received 3 scam calls within one hour of signing up.

You cannot delete your account and you cannot remover your email address.
SchwartzBioResearch

SchwartzBioResearch

2/14/19
I spent HOURS researching Garcinia Cambogia to speed up a 10lb fat loss on Amazon. I started with bad reviews, then read good reviews. It took weeks to settle on BioSchwartz/SchwartzBio for their brand. I was skeptical of all the "over the top" positive reviews, but let my logic of, "Reviews are free and Amazon verified purchasers wouldn't lie." The box arrived and when I opened it, the TRUTH was revealed: A glossy, full-color insert with a notification offering a FREE BOTTLE IN EXCHANGE FOR A REVIEW. Grrrrrrrr!!!

Nonetheless, I took the supplements, as directed- adding them to my regular workouts (I was working against a plateau), and... NOTHING.

I posted MY review on Amazon, including the reveal of the free bottle in exchange for a review, but Amazon DENIED my review. So, it's SiteJabber that will become the unbiased review platform, even with Rodrigo D.'s suspect post...

Think about it, people: If a product does what it says THE FIRST TIME, would you *need* a second, third, or fourth bottle? By then, a person might be thinner than Kate Moss (Family Guy joke).

Not to get TOO ranty- but these "companies" rape the hell out of the environment, separate the parts from the whole, bottle them, and sell it back to us because we are LAZY. Too lazy to research, too lazy to note that the environment is reflecting our bodies and our bodies are reflecting our environment. We're a *mess*, and we let other humans misbehave, because we are naturally subservient and naturally aggressive. We live for hierarchy. OKay= I got on a tangent. Sorry. But THAT'S why we can't trust Amazon reviews. Stupid people will do ANYTHING for something free or to save their own butts.

Caveat emptor; that's my honest review.
BoostMobile

BoostMobile

2/14/19
Rule #1: DO BE NICE TO THE CSR! I've been with Boost for a loooooong time. Other providers started offering twice as much data for less money. I called Boost the first time and followed all the prompts to FINALLY get to a CSR and the gal put me on mute then sent me to CLAIMS when I was calling to adjust my plan. That was unskilled professionalism. I hung up and dialed back, pressing the heck outta "0" and I got an AAWESOME CSR named Lorenzo, who actually cared about my call! He reviewed my account (which was past due by one day, and service was already restricted), told me that he saw how long I had been with Boost Mobile and asked me to wait for him to check some options. I got that far with the first CSR, so I was hopeful but not expectant. Lorenzo came back with a deal better than I contacted them for and I WILL remain a Boost Mobile customer.

Remember- always be nice to your CSR- they're just a person trying to pay their rent, too. And always be hopeful. Each person's account is unique and there are different options for each caller. I used to be an inbound CSR for nearly every American (and many Canadian) businesses. It did give me the "warm fuzzies" to say goodbye to someone I'd helped and related to- we are all people. :)
Amazon

Amazon

2/4/19
At 7pm, my latest order prompted a message, ""We tried to deliver your package.
Unfortunately we couldn't enter your building but we will try again. If your address requires an access code, please provide it below." The delivery was being sent to an AMAZON LOCKER that is supposedly accessible 24/7. There was NO EXCUSE for failing delivery. I have previously had packages go missing, so I figured it would be safe to try an amazon locker. Since the failed delivery, I have read some disturbing info about lockers being unable to be opened. I'm starting to feel like this is personal. As their "good faith gesture", they offered me a $5.00 coupon toward my next QUALIFYING SOLD BY/SHIPPED BY Amazon order. Yep. Give them $20. more and they'll make up for their latest abominable mistake. I'm going to film opening the locker, because I'm expecting it to be EMPTY. Extremely great incentive to BUY LOCAL.
Yelp

Yelp

2/4/19
I have some stalkers and haters that posted fake reviews and YELP.com removed them after I sent them facts and details. Somehow, all of my legit reviews have been moved into the "not recommended" section, which are not visible on mobile phones. I am grateful they removed the libel reviews, though.
Automatically Track TV & Movies You're Watching

Automatically Track TV & Movies You're Watching

2/4/19
If you REALLY have nothing to do with your time, if FB, Twitter, youtube, and your friends aren't enough decompression about the mindless time you blow watching entertainment- if you REALLY have nothing but your opinion to contribute, there is TRAKT.TV
No, they don't stream shows, but their site layout will make you believe they do. And when you sign up to watch the shows, after freaking out that your photo has been posted without your permission, and auto-data has been filled without your knowledge, you'll find out it's a worthless waste of time that puts your info, privacy, and security in jeapardy. Congratulations, you fell for it!
AdoreMe

AdoreMe

12/29/18
This stuff is made super cheap- like WalMart cheap. Except at WalMart you pay $2.99 not $24.99. At WalMart, if you're gonna buy your stuff there, you can see it in person and see if it's gonna fit.
Luminess Air

Luminess Air

12/27/18
Service charge on returns of wrong shades. Customer service suggested mixing other products to change shade with very strange actual results. Not worth the money.
Probablefuture

Probablefuture

12/25/18
Even if you're cool with the content of this site: NEVER write to them!
They publish your FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS- THEN, include it in their scribd publications!
Scribd

Scribd

12/25/18
An "Author" on Scribd decided to publish the content of their website, along with reviews from happy customers- along with those customers' personal email addresses and full names. Scribd refuses to change this.

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