Wednesday, April 23, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED! Boot Camp for the Inbound Foreign Entrepreneur

I will be participating in Withers Bergman's first ever boot camp and you are cordially invited to attend!
If you are an entrepreneur looking to establish a presence in the United States, we are offering our first ever Boot Camp for the Inbound Foreign Entrepreneur on Thursday, May 8, 2014. This two hour seminar will offer insight into the business management, legal and accounting concerns that entrepreneurs face when arriving in the United States.  
Thursday, May 8 
8:00 - 10:00 am
Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT
8:00 - 8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 am: Panel Discussion
9:45 - 10:00am: Q&A and Networking

For more information on the seminar: 
click here to view the invitation.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by May 1st or 203.302.4071. 

- Dawn Reshen-Doty

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

You Digital Presence Precedes You

Have you ever Googled yourself? I did, and it was both amazing and scary. Every single piece of information you've ever posted - every blog, quote, tweet, and response - it's all there streaming down the Google page, for everyone to see. 

Digital Precedes Physical

If you haven't Googled yourself, I can guarantee someone else has. Whether it's potential clients, prospective employers, love interests, or long lost friends from the past; someone has probably looked for your online presence before. 
Once it became apparent that everything posted on the Internet is essentially permanent and easily accessed by everyone, the advice against posting incriminating photos and posts began rolling in. Millennials have been the biggest victims of this, as they've grown up surrounded by this virtual portal into their lives. Posts of underage drinking, sex, and other illicit acts have quickly reaped their consequences on these young Internet users. 
But for the older generations, the lack of online presence can be just as damaging as having an over-the-top, shares too much presence. It's important to have a presence, especially if you're looking to change careers. But, having an online presence is also a great way to reconnect with friends and business colleagues and leave an online presence for future generations. 
If you're looking to make your business grow, creating an online presence is a great place to start, both for your business and your professional self. Remember to create that LinkedIn page or that a business geared Twitter you may have been putting off. Just spending ten to fifteen minutes a day toward your online presence can increase engagement and awareness for potential customers/clients.
And as LinkedIn guru Marc Halpert has reminded thousands:
"Not having your picture posted on LinkedIn is like having a business card without your name on it!"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tin House Books' Newest Release "The Dismal Science" is Highly Reviewed in the NYTimes Book Review

Tin House’s (Benay Client) newest book received a rave review in the New York Times Book Review.  “The Dismal Science” by Peter Mountford is replete with Dante references and homages with “Purgatory [as] the underlying structural metaphor of the novel.”

The story follows Vincenzo D’Orsi, a 54-year-old banker as he leaves his cushy corporate job due to moral differences, as the bank will cease funding to Bolivia if the leftist candidate, Evo Morales, wins.  D’Orsi believes this goes against the mission of the company and gives the story over to a reporter friend. The story blows up and obviously D’Orsi’s career with the bank is over. To further his spite against his former company, D’Orsi chooses a new job with Morales’ public relations officer and chooses to give a speech on Morales’ behalf.

“Peter Mountford’s fierce imagination and intelligence drive ‘The Dismal Science’…Though many of the themes examine a darker shade of human nature, Mountford manages to infuse hope.” As D’Orsi traverses the new adventures life has laid out before him, it becomes apparent that Dante and Machiavelli is a driving force behind his (and Mountford’s) intellectual thought.  “They are integral to his attempt to make sense of where he is and reflect on the geopolitical landscape of 2005, shaped senselessly by the erratic nature of human behavior.”

Martha McPhee couldn’t have been more pleased with “The Dismal Science.” Her analysis and interest in the themes make the book a desirable read. We wish Tin House Books and Peter Mountford the best of luck as “The Dismal Science” (hopefully) takes the literary world by storm.

You can purchase a copy of the book through Tin House’s website.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Benay Clients, Akashic Books & Overlook Press Have Books Reviewed in the NYTimes Book Review

This past Sunday’s New York Times Book Review was a big one for two of Benay’s clients. Drawing Autism from Akashic Books received a shout-out, and Wonderkid from Overlook Press received a lengthy review.

Akashic Books

Drawing Autism is a compilation edited by Jill Mullin, a clinical therapist. Much of the artwork is from Glen Russ, “who at an early age developed a passion for music and art.” Mullin was fascinated and decided to explore the relationship between art and people with autism. “Russ’s pictures are primitive but not naïve, while other works in the book are more advanced.”

You can purchase Drawing Autism from Akashic’s site. If you order through Akashic, all copies of Drawing Autism are SIGNED by editor Jill Mullin, while supplies last!

Overlook Press

Wonderkid by Wesley Stace is the story of Blake, a rock ‘n’ roll obsessive, whose band, Wunderkinds, gets rebranded as “Wonderkids, a brightly costumed rock ‘n’ roll act for toddlers.” After Wonderkids’ first tour is scheduled and Blake is on the bus to leave town, the novel curiously adds a first-person narrator.
Lucinda Rosenfeld describes Wonderkid as “winningly dry, occasionally hilarious and enervatingly long-winded.”

You can purchase Wonderkid from Overlook Press’ site.

Benay wants to wish these two publishers, the best of luck and continued success as they continue wowing the literary world.