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Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. is a provider of proprietary technology, marketing solutions, infrastructure and branding services to hotel operators.

The company’s innovative platform functions as a powerful vehicle to help hotel operators achieve greater success in three specific areas: (i) expanded international exposure and recognition, (ii) powerful core structure, and (iii) high occupancy rates that drive increases in bottom-line profits. Oriens continuously refines its suite of proprietary solutions to deliver measurable and proven results to hotel properties. This success has been reflected in those properties operating under the Hotel PURE brand as well as with independent boutique hotel properties utilizing the company’s Friendly Reservation Online (FROL) booking engine technology and internet marketing services.

Operating a successful bi-lateral business model, Oriens has four objectives:

1. To franchise the Hotel PURE brand to selected hotel properties worldwide similar to the business model currently employed by Big Brand operators such as Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton and others;
2. Provide highly efficient and economical back-end booking engine technology services to independently branded boutique hotels that require a robust online presence;
3. Launch a stand-alone online hotel booking search engine primarily focused on Central America; and,
4. Expand the portfolio of Oriens-owned boutique hotels operating under the Hotel PURE brand.

The company initially began growing its operations primarily in the United States. However most recently, major opportunities in Central America began presenting themselves, giving Oriens the ability to retool its business model. Now the company is positioned to acquire, own and operate its own properties – which would be marketed under the new brand with occupancies handled by the re-launched online booking engine system.

Ultimately, Oriens intends to become a top-tier hotel brand operator and Internet booking and marketing service provider, qualifying as a preferred supplier to lending institutions. The company also intends to establish an invaluable international footprint with its online booking engine technology and marketing offerings; making that segment of its business a prime acquisition target for major online travel search and booking engine companies. Advancement toward this goal is guided by an executive management team with deep expertise in technology, banking, management, hospitality, branding and marketing, technical development and more.

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Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc. (PFTI) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Over the course of 25 years, Puradyn Filter Technologies has transitioned from a small local business into a company with global distribution of its patented and proprietary puraDYN® oil filtration system for internal combustion engines, transmissions and hydraulic applications. The technology is designed to save money and conserve oil by continuously cleaning and lubricating oil while maintaining oil viscosity, thereby significantly extending oil change intervals and engine life. Sure, there are numerous bypass filtration methods on the market today. Where these competing products fall short is in failing to incorporate three key factors that Puradyn has identified and blended for impressive results:

• Filtering solid contaminants to below one micron, including enhanced soot retention through the use of a patented and proprietary process for chemical grafting;
• Effectively removing harmful gaseous and liquid contaminants through a heated evaporation chamber; and
• Replenishing the base additives so as to maintain proper oil total base number (TBN) and viscosity

Puradyn’s equipment was selected as the manufacturer used by the U.S. Department of Energy to evaluate the performance, benefits and cost analysis of bypass oil filtration technology. In correlation, Puradyn in April was selected by a large military contractor and producer of military generators to provide puraDYN® for use on generator sets. The contract calls for Puradyn to provide roughly 750 units beginning in late 2014; if the military carries out the contract in full, the company estimates the project will generate $300,000 in revenues over three years, the duration of the contract. This deal is one of several points in Puradyn’s history, beginning with the year 2006, where the company’s technology has been used for military application.

The company has approximately 100 active distributors worldwide, and has established a strategic agreement with Nabors Drilling International Ltd., which evaluated the benefits of bypass oil filtration in 2009 on CAT 3512 generators used to power oil rigs. Nabors Drilling’s oil analysis results showed that drain intervals on equipment were “safely” extended from 500 hours to 2,500 hours regardless of sulfur fuel content and “decided to outfit all rig generators throughout the field.” The following year, Nabors Drilling USA installed more than 700 of the bypass systems, extending oil drain intervals from 1,000 hours to more than 3,000-plus hours, as reported by Drilling Contractor.

In the first quarter of 2014, Puradyn reported a year-over-year sales increase of 56% to approximately $894,300, which the company attributes to increased activity from several of its accounts beginning in the third quarter. Puradyn also managed to trim its net loss to $218,086, or (0.00) per share, compared to a net loss of $416,685, or ($0.01) per share, for the same period in 2013. Based on the company’s strengthening financials, plans to expand its distribution network, and aggressive sales and marketing strategies, Puradyn appears to be in a solid position to achieve its goal to “target industries open to innovative methods to reduce oil maintenance operating costs and overhaul cycles.”

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Adaptive Media, Inc. (ADTM) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Adaptive Media, a multi-channel audience and content monetization company, specializes in mobile, video and online display advertising. If the company’s first-quarter performance, recent product launch, and initiatives for the remainder of the year are any inclination, Adaptive Media is poised to continue its growth pattern.

In the first quarter of 2014, Adaptive Media grew its top-line by 19% to $731,604 over the prior quarter, representing a year-over-year increase of 4777%. The main driver behind this growth was the company’s acquisition of Ember, Inc., a real-time bidding (RBT) platform that Adaptive Media uses for programmatic media-buying and selling. Adaptive Media also cut its operating expenses by 32% to $1.4 million compared to comparable quarter of 2013.

In May, Adaptive Media launched its Content Express product, which is based on the company’s predictive content engine. Content Express is designed to spare publishers and online editors the hassle of digging through libraries to find video content relevant to on-page content by providing them with the ability to create a smart player that scans keywords on the page and matches related video content.

Leveraging its proprietary technology and team of engineers, salesmen and business development personnel, Adaptive Media has drawn up a blueprint for growth and traction in 2014. This strategy includes boosting syndication and monetization deals, increasing its publisher base, growing technical capabilities, driving advertising demand, among other initiatives.

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Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (AMCO) is “One to Watch”

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Since its founding 10 years ago, Armco Metals Holdings has tirelessly worked to create low-cost, high-quality solutions to meet steel industry demands and achieve its goal to become the largest scrap steel recycler in China. The company operates through five subsidiaries located in key regions throughout the country to source, import, process, and distribute quality, environmentally friendly recycled scrap steel, as well as metal and non-ferrous metal ore.

Subsidiaries Armco Metals International, Ltd., Armco (Lianyungang) Renewable Metals, Inc., Armet (Lianyungang) Holdings, Inc., Henan Armco & Metawise Trading Co., Ltd., Armco Metals (Shanghai) Holding, Ltd. support Armco Metal’s overarching corporate mission and operate to provide the country’s steel production industry with sustainable, responsible solutions to its material needs. Aligned with China’s green initiatives, Armco Metals and its subsidiaries are helping the government reach its scrap metal consumption goal of 20% by 2015.

Leveraging long-standing relationships with more than 10 international metal suppliers, more than 100 small- and medium-sized Chinese steel production companies, and some of the country’s large state-run foundries, Armco Metals benefits from a steady and dependable supply of demand for the company’s high-quality product known for excellent market values.

Armco Metals’ management team has established a unique approach to business and environment by providing responsible solutions based on environmentally friendly practices; reliable, cost-effective sourcing; and quality metal products. Backed by more than 10 years of industry experience, company executives have successfully positioned the company as credible, dependable partner for customers, suppliers, and investors within the steel production market.

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P2 Solar, Inc. (PTOS) is “One to Watch”

Friday, March 28th, 2014

P2 Solar participates in the lucrative renewable energy market as a developer of solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects, focusing its initiatives on “sunbelt” areas where sunlight exposure is abundant; renewable energy policies are favorable; public and private sectors are actively seeking to incorporate solar PV into their electricity consumption profiles; and where governments offer attractive subsidies to motivate development.

Acknowledging rising demand for clean energy worldwide, solar PV power’s increasingly competitive edge over grid electricity, and commercial efforts to reduce reliance on greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuels, P2 Solar invests and channels its resources to benefit from these global trends.

The company’s growth strategy centers on management’s aggressive mandate to develop 150 MWp of electricity generating capacity in several phases over the next few years. To this accord, the company is focused on further development of its project portfolio, which currently consists of the Langley Rooftop Project in British Columbia; the Rajgarh Mini-hydro Project in Punjab, India; and the Tibba Mini-hydro Project, also located in Punjab India.

Backed by executive leadership with more than 60 years of combined experience, P2 Solar continues to develop and expand its current projects while opportunistically pursuing development opportunities in other regions with favorable solar energy regimes, including Eastern Europe and Canada.

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NutraNomics, Inc. (NNRX) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

NutraNomics, Inc. is focused on the research and development of nutritional dietary supplements, skin and body care products and transdermal patches. In addition to creating formulas for hundreds of companies, the company has produced and branded its own product lines which are sold through retail and wholesale channels. Additionally the company private labels and does custom manufacturing for several supplement companies in national and international markets.

Nearly all vitamins currently on the market are isolated and/or synthetic. The human body doesn’t recognize these types of vitamins and as a result cannot absorb them because they are either missing critical nutritional components or are not food based. NutraNomics has rapidly grown its business over the past 18 years by offering superior food and plant-based products blended from the highest quality sources available for maximum bioavailability.

Today NutraNomics has sales teams in seven different countries promoting its diversified line of wholefood-based supplements, specialty formulas, and remedies. All facilities used to produce the gluten-free, non-GMO nutritional products are cGMP Compliant and FDA approved. To ensure the highest purity potency and quality, the company takes it another step forward by performing additional content testing on all raw materials used to manufacture its products.

NutraNomics is more than just a health supplement provider. As a company dedicated to supporting the worldwide community of people who want to live healthy, NutraNomics is making an impact on those who are suffering from various types of diseases that need specialized diet to enhance their lifestyle. To fulfill this mission NutraNomics has invested in clinical studies for controlling diabetes, heart disease and cancer with dietary supplements. Strong growth is anticipated to continue as the company continues to introduce cutting-edge products and taps into new markets.

For more information about the company visit www.neutracorp.com

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Great Plains Holdings, Inc. (GTPH) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Great Plains Holdings operates through two wholly owned subsidiaries: Ashland Holdings, LLC, focused on the real estate sector; and LiL Marc, Inc., maker of the “LiL Marc” training urinal for toddler boys. This diversification model enables Great Plains to achieve multiple revenue streams and consistently increase hard assets.

Ashland Holdings, LLC is engaged in the acquisition and operation of commercial real estate, including, but not limited to, self-storage facilities, apartment buildings, manufactured housing communities for senior citizens, and other income-producing properties. The subsidiary’s current portfolio includes a 1,400-square-foot corporate office building; an 800-square-foot warehouse for LiL Marc operations; and two adjacent parcels of land, one of which includes a manufactured home that is rented out for additional income. Ashland and LiL Marc plan to occupy one or more of the five office spaces located in the corporate office building to accommodate expected expansion. The remaining vacant offices may be leased to tenants to create a source of revenue.

LiL Marc, Inc. is Great Plains’ principal business activity. Founded in 1999, the subsidiary engages in the manufacturing and marketing of training urinals for boys in the United States. The LiL Marc boys potty training urinal looks like the full sized urinals found in public restrooms, but are manufactured on a smaller scale in proportion to the smaller size of toddlers in training. In conjunction with the roll-out of an aggressive marketing campaign for the LiL Marc product, Great Plains’ management team is building a client list of retailers with brick and mortar stores and other consumer outlets to participate in the broader retail market. With advertising strategies in place, management envisions growth and widespread distribution of the LiL Marc training urinal.

Great Plains also intends to purchase privately-owned profitable businesses owned by baby boomers looking to retire. As the company continues to execute its expansion strategy and add additional subsidiaries, all potential purchases will be reviewed by management to ensure they meet very stringent requirements.

For more information, visit www.gtph.com

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Well Power Inc. (WPWR) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Well Power has secured the licensing rights to Texas with the first right of refusal on the other US states to a new technology solution to process waste natural gas, such as vented, flared or stranded gas, into “clean power” and engineered fuels, including no-sulphur diesel and diluents. Based on proprietary technology, this solution is mobile, high-yield and can be deployed with minimum capital expenditure.

The company plans to be able to provide its technology with full-service engineering, design, construction, modular fabrication, maintenance and construction management services to clients in the upstream areas of exploration and production. Well Power will also offer consulting services, process assessments, facility appraisals, feasibility studies, technology evaluations, project finance structuring and support, and multi-client subscription services.

Approximately 2.4 million barrels of oil equivalent is wasted each day by gas flaring alone, resulting in $10 billion of lost revenue and 400 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent global greenhouse gas emissions each year. Additionally, environmental degradation associated with gas flaring has been shown to have a significant impact on local populations, often resulting in loss of livelihood and severe health issues.

Well Power’s Micro Refinery Unit (MRU) offers the opportunity to create value from a wasted resource while simultaneously enabling wider access to energy, improved environmental conditions, and economic development for local populations. By eliminating legacy flaring and minimizing new flaring, the company is well positioned to take a leadership role in the ongoing push for sustainable resource development and energy efficiency.

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Blue Water Global Group, Inc. (BLUU) is “One to Watch”

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Blue Water Global Group is focused on developing a chain of restaurants throughout the Caribbean region under the Blue Water Bar & Grill™ brand. In addition to its restaurant development activities, Blue Water is also engaged in making strategic equity investments in promising companies that are in the early stages of becoming publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board.

The Blue Water Bar & Grill™ restaurant concept features a casual Caribbean themed atmosphere designed to provide a distinctive and relaxing island dining experience. Each restaurant will have a large covered outside patio area where customers can enjoy their cuisine while overlooking a beautiful water view. The patio area will feature an inviting island styled bar and a small stage area for live musical performances by local musicians and dancing.

Expanding beyond the Blue Water Bar & Grill™ presently under development in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, the company aims to introduce its restaurant concept to other Caribbean islands. Management plans to open a new Blue Water Bar & Grill™ restaurant on each of the following islands in the next five years: Barbados; Aruba, Dutch West Indies; Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Additionally, through its strategic alliance agreement with Taurus Financial Partners, Blue Water has gained access to various financial consulting services and will be assisted with utilizing its status as a publicly traded company to conduct registered “spin-offs”. Each spin-off will be designed to reward loyal Blue Water shareholders with a dividend of the spin-off business’s stock while simultaneously enhancing Blue Water’s overall balance sheet.

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OBJ Enterprises, Inc. (OBJE) is “One to Watch”

Friday, November 15th, 2013

OBJ Enterprises utilizes a powerful joint-venture partnership model to work alongside industry experts and universities to develop educational and popular gaming applications for the digital gaming market, the fastest-growing segment of the global IT industry. The company’s operating subsidiary, Obscene Interactive, is focused on developing innovative social gaming solutions to capitalize on the burgeoning mobile app marketplace, as well as the latest advances in media distribution platforms and advertising placement within apps.

The global gaming industry is predicted to top $66 billion in 2014. As global demand for engaging new gaming content grows with advancements in technology, OBJ Enterprises is pursuing acquisitions of emerging game development companies with portfolios of progressive technology assets such as cloud computing, discrete product placement, and micro-transactions to capitalize on the explosion in console, smartphone, and tablet usage across the globe.

Leveraging innovative and proactive partners who share the company’s vision to create next-generation digital games, OBJ Enterprises has demonstrated its invaluable ability to identify both current gaming trends and keep pace with the industry’s constant evolution. The company is constantly working on new ways to capitalize on emerging gaming trends such as biometric applications – using electronic measurement of unique human characteristics such as fingerprints and irises –for medically themed games, social games, horror games, and more.

Spearheading these growth initiatives is OBJ Enterprises CEO Paul Watson, who has domestic and international experience in fundraising for startups, growth capital, business development, and venture finance. Under his leadership and backed by a team of highly experienced management, OBJ Enterprises plans to advance its gaming portfolio to include applications in health, safety, educational, corporate, and software training.

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Kallo, Inc. (KALO) is “One to Watch”

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Kallo leverages a suite of technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of care in the $6.3 trillion global healthcare industry. Offering centralized, congruent solutions that attend healthcare and business issues, the company addresses the needs of hospitals, ministries of health, physicians, and other healthcare organizations.

As a result of an expanding and aging population, coupled with an increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases and lifestyle related conditions, healthcare expenditures continue to grow. Kallo is focused on introducing new healthcare technology that helps contain costs, enable better methods to monitor/treat medical conditions, and increase the reach of healthcare providers to remote areas.

The tailored solutions offered by Kallo complement existing infrastructure, workflows, and processes, increasing both uptime and productivity. The company’s suite of products complies with international, national, and regional standards, and its stringent quality control ensures repeatable, process-driven delivery for maximum performance.

Kallo’s executives and directors bring rich and diverse industry knowledge. Collectively, the management team reflects the strength of the company’s global network and the diversity of its global culture. The team’s entrepreneurship, passion, experience, and knowledge of healthcare enables Kallo to continually deliver higher standards.

For more information, visit www.kalloinc.ca

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Big Tree Group, Inc. (BIGG) is “One to Watch”

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Big Tree Group is an authorized sales agent for thousands of toy manufacturers in China and provides multiple procurement services for international toy distributors and wholesalers. The company is headquartered in Shantou City of Guangdong province, a city known as the toy capital of the world. It’s here that Big Tree operates a 21,000-square-foot-showroom to display its products to thousands of international toy purchasers. The company has an on-site testing laboratory where all toys undergo rigorous testing to ensure both quality and function before reaching the showroom floor.

Big Tree Group serves as a “one-stop-shop” for the international sourcing and distribution of toys and other related products. Big Tree Group currently represents more than 8,000 toy manufacturers offering more than 300,000 varieties of toy products such as remote control toys, digital toys, sports toys, play sets, educational toys, dolls and infant toys. Big Tree conducts operations through both of their subsidiaries, Big Tree Brunei and Big Tree Shantou.

The company has developed and patented a proprietary construction toy, the Magic Puzzle (3D). The Big Tree Magic Puzzle has been well received but is currently promoted and distributed in only the Chinese domestic market. Global marketing and distribution of the Magic Puzzle is under evaluation and could create significant channels sales.

China is the world’s leading toy manufacturer and exporter, producing and distributing two-thirds of the multi-billion dollar toy industry’s global demand. The nation’s manufacturing is highly regional, with 70 percent of toy sales in China generated in the Guangdong province. Strategically located in this province, Big Tree has cultivated an extensive customer base in Asia and Europe and is strategically planning global expansion and distribution, especially in the Americas.

Big Tree’s operations are spearheaded by long-time China toy industry veteran CEO Wei Lin, who founded the toy export and import company Shantou Dashu Toy Corp. Ltd. He is supported by an seasoned and experienced management team proficient in operations management, marketing, sales, team management, education and accounting. Big Tree’s management team has established an aggressive growth strategy to expand sales and global product distribution by utilizing their expansive multi-lingual sales team to leverage industry contacts, identify strategic mergers and acquisitions, and maximize trade and industry opportunities.

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Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE) is “One to Watch”

Friday, November 1st, 2013

San Diego based Global Payout specializes in customized payment solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. The company’s global network of banks and processing partners enable companies and organizations to efficiently deploy a customized payment solution configured specifically for each client. From solving a single payment issue to meeting an entire global payment requirement, Global Payout in conjunction with its partners delivers modular payment solutions.

Global Payout has a product line of prepaid “off the shelf” products that can be utilized or Global Payout can customize payment solutions for qualified businesses. By coupling its network of international banks and third-party processing relationships with an innovative payment platform, Global Payout enables organizations to “plug into” an efficient and cost effective method of paying employees, contractors, investors, and commissioned agents wherever they might be located in the world.

Global Payout began operations as a business to business provider of pre-paid debit cards for payroll and general spend programs. The company then launched a Prepaid Discover® card to meet the demand of its business clients in the United States. As a result of these efforts and with the input of their client base, Global Payout then greatly extended its reach by developing a new proprietary “payment platform” which enables companies and organizations to make necessary payments in every country a company does business. Clients can now make international payments without the need to establish banking relationships in each and every country they do business. Businesses now have an efficient, compliant and simplified system to make their all necessary international payments using Global Payout’s proprietary payment platform.

Global Payout delivers dependable and secure global payment solutions for companies worldwide. This relieves clients of burdensome and time consuming efforts to establish banking relationships everywhere they do business. The company’s “consolidated payment gateway” product can be configured specifically to the needs of each client within a short period of time. Global Payout is led by a management team comprised of pioneers in domestic and international payment delivery solutions. The company is well positioned to leverage their long standing international financial relationships to expand their services and global reach. Even during this expansion, Global Payout remains committed to serving domestic and international clients and providing them with customized one-stop solutions that address each client’s specific payment needs.

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Pan Global Corp. (PGLO) is “One to Watch”

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Pan Global Corp. is focused on building the world’s green economy by developing, building, owning, and operating the necessary infrastructure. Current opportunities are currently concentrated on developing projects in India, specifically in the areas of hydro-power generation, solar PV, geo-thermal, sustainable agriculture, and green construction.

The India growth story is frequently compared to China, which has sustained above-average annual growth for three decades, whereas India’s take-off growth began at a later stage. During the last decade, India’s growth has averaged approximately 8% per year. India is poised for high GDP growth that will be sustained for decades to come.

Within the Indian market there are available various government-backed incentives programs, including those which provide direct tariff subsidies as well as market-based tariff support through renewable energy credits. Assessing project viability on a case by case basis, Pan Global seeks to invest in projects both as owner-developers and/or as partners with other developers.

Pan Global’s business strategy is an extension of the company’s commitment to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. By developing a series of highly environmentally sustainable and high ROI projects, Pan Global aims to accelerate business growth.

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Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (BTHE) is “One to Watch”

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Boston Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel compounds based on complex carbohydrate chemistry to address unmet medical needs. An IP portfolio solidifies the company’s position in the pharmaceutical industry. Boston Therapeutics’ current product pipeline, PAZ320 and IPOXYNT, is comprised of therapies developed to treat patient populations with Type 2 diabetes.

PAZ320 is a non-systemic, non-toxic, chewable drug candidate for prevention of diabetes and its complications. PAZ320 inhibits the enzymes that release glucose from complex carbohydrate in foods during digestion. Boston Therapeutics believes PAZ320 is a safe and effective drug compound for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes in their daily management of blood glucose levels, fulfilling an unmet medical need. PAZ320 has completed a Phase ll clinical trial at Dartmouth Medical Center. 45% of the patients responded with a 40% reduction in the elevation of post meal blood sugar compared to baseline with no serious adverse events.

IPOXYNT, a universal oxygen carrier, is an injectable Rx for prevention of necrosis and treatment of ischemic conditions which may lead to necrosis. This compound is not a biologic, but a second generation New Chemical Entity HBOC (hemoglobin based oxygen carrier). The potential for this product goes well beyond Lower Limb Ischemia into a range of areas from anemia and blood loss (injury), to cardiovascular disease and surgical blood supplementation.

The Boston Therapeutics management and advisory team has extensive expertise in complex carbohydrate chemistry, regulatory affairs, and clinical development, with multiple submissions and approvals to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Backed by a team with more than five decades of expertise in public and private business management, the company is well positioned to advance its status as a premier developer of complex carbohydrate-based new chemical entities.

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CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII) is “One to Watch”

Friday, October 4th, 2013

CD International Enterprises is a U.S. based company that produces, sources, and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas, in addition to providing business and financial consulting services. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with corporate offices in Shanghai, CD International Enterprises’ unique infrastructure provides a platform to expand business opportunities globally.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, International Magnesium Group, CD International Enterprises owns and operates one of the leading producers of magnesium in the world. International Magnesium Group sources its magnesium from six production facilities in the People’s Republic of China, with a combined annual production and distribution capacity of approximately 80,000 metric tons of magnesium ingots and 10,000 metric tons of magnesium powder.

CD International Enterprises also sources, aggregates, and distributes iron ore, manganese ore, and scrap metals for companies located throughout the People’s Republic of China via wholly owned subsidiary CDII Minerals. The scope of CDII Minerals’ services include: purchasing, financing, logistics, quality control, in addition to conducting comprehensive legal, financial, and technical due diligence on suppliers.

The company’s management team possesses the necessary leadership expertise and a solid working knowledge of the unique characteristics of business operations in the U.S., China, Mexico, and South America. Employing a global growth strategy, CD International Enterprises has the unique ability to identify emerging market opportunities and provide comprehensive solutions or services relevant to conducting cross border business.

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Sohm, Inc. (SHMN) is “One to Watch”

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Sohm is a globally recognized pharmaceutical manufacturer that develops, manufactures, and distributes generic, private label, and Sohm-innovated pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and nutraceutical products. The company exports product worldwide, with a focus on distribution in emerging markets such as Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

In 2012, Sohm was voted the fastest growing generics prescription drug manufacturer at the 30th All India Conference of National Integrated Medical Association. Committed to being a global leader in improving the health and quality of people’s lives in every corner of the world, the company has U.S. headquarters in Buena Park, CA, with international headquarters located in Ahmedabad, India, and several corporate offices located within the UK and China.

Research and development activities capitalize on the company’s expertise in numerous drug delivery technologies, including solid dosage form, oral-controlled and sustained releases semi-solid, liquid, oral transmucosal, transdermal, gel, injectable, and other drug delivery technologies, as well as the application of these technologies to proprietary drug forms.

To ensure regulatory compliance, the company continuously assesses and monitors the output of the existing quality systems, and application of evolving industry guidelines and regulations. Leveraging a global presence, an expanding drug portfolio that covers all major treatment categories, and a respected brand, Sohm is well positioned to continue its rapid growth.

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SearchCore, Inc. (SRER) is “One to Watch”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

SearchCore has put together an extremely powerful tech engine for driving their internet marketing and services business. The company has executed, with great success, such high-value finder-site domains as ManufacturedHomes.com, Sportify.com and Tattoo.com, which focus on a specific market, aggregating and monetizing traffic on the basis of a proven model.

By focusing squarely on fragmented, disjoined, and niche markets that have a market cap upwards of $250M, SRER’s model for developing internet real estate has proven to be very accurate, with SearchCore able to become the #1 or #2 technology-based finder site in a given category. This is the company that took medical cannabis portal, WeedMaps.com, from nothing to total annual revenue of $16M in just 3 years (page visits from 500k to over 4M per month). Before eventual sale in 2012 for roughly $12M, SRER was able to grow the brand on the strength of a subscription-based revenue model and multi-faceted traffic monetization, ultimately owning some 80% of the online alternative medicine market.

The core engine SRER has developed can be replicated and farmed out to any target industry and the robust back-end technology not only aggregates content around clearly defined sets of market criteria but affords an unparalleled monetization framework. ManufacturedHomes.com (official launch, Sept 18) is a perfect example of how SRER executes their brands and the domain stands poised to become the de facto standard for bringing together buyers, contractors, dealers, lenders, and manufacturers in the space. The domain will offer the 1.2M-plus monthly searches currently done on manufactured homes in the U.S. an easy-to-navigate treasure trove of content-rich information on manufactured homes in an extremely concise and cohesive format.

It is a well-timed launch, as the manufactured homes space is really heating up, with prices that are 10% to 35% less per square foot than conventional site-built structures and modern productions being of generally outstanding quality/performance. By creating a high-traffic portal where retailers and manufacturers can do featured listings on top of a basic freemium model that allows a free basic listing for even ancillary providers, ManufacturedHomes.com will then be able to offer listed entities a monthly subscription-based showcasing that will include in-depth profiles, images, and video content. This domain will also provide advertising slots for lenders, as well as vendors, who will have first-hand access to a giant, interested consumer market. Bringing captivating and engaging lifestyle content that connects users with the brands that are right for them in a hyper-localized fashion is a winning template, and SRER has its sights set on becoming the primary consolidator for all ancillary services in the roughly $3B manufactured home space.

With a massive and constantly growing database of over 150 current articles, as well as blogs that specifically relate to manufactured homes, all of which are designed to educate the consumer on the advantages of modern manufactured housing, ManufacturedHomes.com stands to become the definitive resource for buyers while also greatly enhancing the industry’s overall brand penetration into consumer markets. The domain provides users with an unprecedented ability to search for and review retailers, as well as compare complete floor plans across retailers nationwide and they can even get custom pricing quotes. Users will also be able to go into retailer profiles, look at construction comparisons, and research home amenities or other features. Additional monetization of the audience in this case, in the form of inventory financing options for the clients, is a juicy morsel indeed and it really highlights the profit generating capacity of SRER’s technology platform.

The March re-launch of Tattoo.com represents another amazing blend of optimized user experience and interface design from SRER, bringing together easy-to-navigate photo galleries of designs from both users and artists, as well as video from inside the shops, with tight social media integration, blogs, and consistent newsletters to help create a real community backbone. This is a roughly $2.3B per year industry where some 45M Americans (21%) had tattoos back in 2003 alone. A subject on which 16.6M searches are done each month in the U.S., as people look to the some 30k tattoo shops across the country to get inked, roughly 20% of whom will statistically also be looking for removal services later on in life. Earlier this month (Sept 9) SRER completed a geo-target enabled video marketing program for Tattoo.com that lets industry shops and artists land their products with localized accuracy. The first geo-targeted video marketing order, for ABT Tattoo in McDonough, Georgia, is expected to be shot, edited, and online by late this October and clearly shows off SearchCore’s nose for the importance of advertising with video, especially in a market like this.

The company has a solid portfolio of diversified vertical finder sites based on their core engine and is aggressively building out into identified target industries, eager to capture more of the $43B/year online marketing space, a space which is expected to grow over 79% by 2016 alone to some $77B (an incredible 35% of all ad spending). The company manages their own in-house sales staff and diligently works to cultivate direct relationships with the clientele (small business owners in the given industry seeking to market their goods and services), granting powerful connectivity with the hard-to-reach niche market consumer via an engine that is optimized for every platform, from web, to mobile, and even tablet, boldly leaping over the mobile screen monetization issues in a single bound. These finder sites have rapidly emerged as a way for small and local advertisers to gain top positioning in their categories, driven by the granular nature of paid search (Google AdWords) and display ads (banners), which are absolutely destroying print.

Demonstrated success is the hallmark of future success and SRER’s current crop of brands is low-hanging fruit at this valuation, especially considering how easy it is for the company to develop more domains on their empirically validated model/technology platform.

For more information on SearchCore, visit www.SearchCore.com

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NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. (NTEK) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 26th, 2013

NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. (NTEK) is a conglomerate of entertainment companies focused on leveraging technology to deliver state-of-the-art entertainment and communications products. The company’s team is comprised of senior individuals who have been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and have a long track record of creating successful products.

Leveraging a diverse portfolio of products and technology, NanoTech is redefining the role of developers and manufacturers in the global market. The company has a unique business model with four technology business units focusing on gaming, media & IPTV, mobile apps, and manufacturing.

NanoTech’s Gaming Labs division operates as a virtual manufacturer, developing its technology and games, and licensing them to third parties for manufacturing and distribution in order to keep its overhead extremely low and operations efficient in the new global manufacturing economy. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology which it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. NanoTech Communications develops and sells proprietary apps and technology in the mobile and consumer space. Clear Memories is the global leader in 3D ice carving and manufacturing technology.

In a recent move to advance into the commercial media space, NanoTech signed a definitive agreement to acquire MagicScreen3D, a leader in the commercial implementation of glassless 3D screen technology. The company is focused on accelerating its corporate growth through additional acquisitions, licensing agreements, partnerships, and executing current business strategies. Leveraging its team’s expertise, NanoTech is well positioned to achieve greater success.

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Epazz Inc. (EPAZ) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Epazz is a leading cloud-based software company focused on providing customized cloud applications to Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions. Targeting a strong growth industry, the company is rapidly expanding via strategic acquisitions, a full suite of in-house products and services, and diversified streams of income.

The fully reporting company is demonstrating substantial performance in a competitive industry, completing six acquisitions while maintaining organic subsidiary growth. In the last three years, Epazz revenues have increased by more than 300%. The company will produce its first spinoff with “Project Flex” and issue a stock dividend to shareholders of record on the record date.

As an enterprise-wide software company, Epazz is adeptly serving the increasing information technology demand of the 21st century. According to IDC, the premiere global market intelligence firm, the IT cloud services industry is expected to grow from $40 billion to $100 billion in just four years. Management anticipates the company’s growth to accelerate as the market for its technology solutions continues to expand.

Epazz BoxesOS™ v3.0 is the complete business web-based software package for small to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions. The turnkey enterprise system, which includes content, integration, customization, and marketing services, provides many of the web-based applications organizations would have to otherwise buy separately.

For more information, visit www.epazz.com

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Players Network (PNTV) is “One to Watch”

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Players Network is focused on using its proprietary cloud-based technology to create, distribute, market, and monetize branded Digital Lifestyle Networks that attract large, targeted audiences. Incorporating the best components of Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, and Groupon, PNTV’s scalable NexGenTV platform is able to launch an unlimited number of digital channel destinations in any category.

The company currently distributes its programming to approximately 27 million cable, satellite, and IPTV homes via Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon, and other networks. Players Network aims to drive viewers to its new, interactive platform by tapping into its existing, widespread distribution. This game-changing strategy advances traditional distribution methods to new heights by delivering content to targeted viewers in niche categories, which in turn provides premium advertising opportunities.

Players Network’s new and powerful Enterprise Web Platform provides a wide array of flexible and customizable monetization methods. No other video or social online community rewards its members to engage in a lifestyle community the way Players Network’s platform does, uniquely creating and sharing revenue with marketing partners who are incentivized to drive traffic to their channels and micro-channels on the NexGenTV platform.

The online video industry is growing by double digits as millions of consumers are cutting their cable and satellite connections and consuming more content through Internet-connected devices. Leveraging its existing network and web-enabled video platform, Players Network is well positioned to produce increased revenue and loyalty through offers, discounts, promotions, and reciprocal relationships with its members.

For more information, visit www.playersnetwork.com

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Frozen Food Gift Group Inc. (FROZ) is “One to Watch”

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Frozen Food Gift Group’s wholly owned subsidiary is named Miami Ice Machine.

In February 2013, Frozen Food Gift Group announced that it had purchased Miami Ice Machine Company (www.MiamiIceMachine.com) for restricted stock. Founded in 1961, Miami Ice Machine (MIMCO) is a leading provider of quality refrigeration equipment of numerous different types, including walk-in refrigerators and state-of-the-art freezers, with more than 50 years of operation. Boasting clientele ranging from nationally franchised businesses to single-location operators, the company is known for its continual innovation and leading refrigeration technologies.

Miami Ice Machine has manufactured and installed more than 100,000 pieces of equipment for its customers in a variety of industries. MIMCO recently announced a long term agreement with BioZone Scientific International to incorporate the latest-generation ice machine sanitation technologies into its complete line of ice machines. This new technology both prevents contamination by harmful bacteria and provides operators a safe and effective way to automate ice machine sanitation. BioZone Scientific’s compact device, IceZone® X, will be included as a standard feature in all new Miami Ice Machine Company machines, the very first time automated ice machine sanitation is included as a standard feature. IceZone® X dramatically reduces the ice machine cleaning cycle by approximately 75 percent, dropping significantly the maintenance burden for operators.

With a solid business model in place, a successful marketing strategy, and direct access to the best refrigeration technologies, the company is well prepared for its future.

For more information, visit www.MiamiIceMachine.com

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GRILLiT, Inc. (GRLT) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

GRILLiT was founded on the concept of delivering a fast-casual dining experience with fresh, nutritious home-style cooking. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the food industry, the founders of GRILLiT established this unique business model to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for delicious and healthy food while providing the perfect ambiance for guest to relax and enjoy great cuisine.

The company sources its ingredients from local and domestic farmers to ensure crisp, fresh produce and grain-fed Angus beef. The cooking techniques and low-sodium recipes employed result in uniquely healthy and delectable meal choices. Using the best possible ingredients, GRILLiT chefs have created an inspiring flavor profile using fresh herbs spices and all-natural marinades.

The management team executing GRILLiT’s business strategy has been carefully assembled to achieve rapid growth and profitability. One of the most recent additions, Rob Elliott, brings more than 25 years of experience in restaurant franchise system development, marketing, branding, and operations. Previously serving as Vice President of Marketing for Little Caesars Pizza, he was instrumental in expanding the number of store locations from 150 to 5,000.

GRILLiT is focused on expanding throughout the southeastern United States and offers nationwide franchising opportunities. Current locations operate in high-traffic shopping plazas and offer American, Asian Fusion, and Latin American food styles. The company’s growth strategy is based on a five-year plan to roll out a total of 79 stores in nine States: Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

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StreamTrack, Inc. (STTK) is “One to Watch”

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

StreamTrack, a digital media and technology services company, provides audio and video streaming and advertising services through its RadioLoyalty™ Platform to a global group of internet and terrestrial radio stations, internet radio guides, and other broadcast content providers. The company’s platform powers a web-based and mobile player that manages streaming audio and video content, social media engagement, and ad serving.

StreamTrack offers its platform directly to broadcasters and integrates or white labels its technologies with web-based internet radio guides and other web-based content providers. With StreamTrack technology, broadcasters and publishers are able to maximize their revenue while decreasing expenses, while advertisers are provided with a cost-effective means to reach their target audience from one source at scale.

WatchThis™, StreamTrack’s patent-pending technology designed to provide web, mobile, and IP television streaming services that are e-commerce enabled within streamed content, could revolutionize the entertainment industry by combining original network content with interactive product placement. Recognizing the convergence of traditional televised advertisement and internet technology, StreamTrack is advancing its WatchThis™ technology to lead the revolution taking place.

StreamTrack is dedicated to continually creating and managing innovative technology products to provide broadcasters and content owners the most advanced solutions available in the marketplace. Fully committed to also increasing and protecting shareholder value, the management team carefully executes operational, development, and marketing programs with the primary aim of maximizing the company’s growth potential and profitability.

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GNCC Capital, Inc. (GNCP) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

GNCC Capital, Inc. is a gold and silver exploration company with six different projects, all of which were carefully selected due to their outstanding characteristics. The company’s geologists will supervise an extensive exploration program for these projects to prove up reserves through geological surveys and a substantial number of carefully planned drilling programs.

The company’s initial exploration properties, located in Arizona, consist of Esther Basin, Burnt Well, Clara Gold, Kit Carson, Silverfields, and Potts Mountain. GNCC Capital plans to create significant value for its initial properties portfolio through continued exploration and joint ventures, as well as through acquiring additional gold and silver exploration assets.

GNCC Capital currently holds circa 80% of its assets in gold exploration properties. The strong rise in gold prices over recent years make this company attractive to investors seeking to benefit from the increasing value of precious metals. Backed by a world-class management team with decades of experience in the financial and mining sectors, GNCC Capital is well positioned to capitalize on the upward trend.

The company’s focus is creating value for its shareholders, employees, and business and social partners through responsible and safe exploration, mining, and marketing. While gold exploration is the company’s main focus, GNCC Capital will take advantage of value-creating opportunities in other minerals where it can leverage existing assets, skills, and experience.

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