Showing posts from May, 2012

Reclaiming the American Dream

Expert Calls for ‘Economic Disobedience’
Submitted by Ginny Grimsley of News and Experts,
The national mood remains anxious, worried. We have millions of Americans out of work, many of them Baby Boomers who’ve seen what they worked for these past 30 years disappear:  a predictable career, financial security, home equity, retirement savings. The foundation they’ve worked so hard to build seems to have collapsed before their very eyes. “They feel lost. They see hedge-funders and investment bankers as having hijacked the American Dream from the middle class,” says Peter Weddle, former CEO of Job Bank USA, Inc., and author of A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream ( “Boomers – and all working Americans, for that matter – feel as if all of the opportunity has been sucked out of the land of opportunity, and they don’t know how or even if they can succeed in this changed world.” But America is still the lead…

Ketel One searches for business ideas

Ketel One has launched a nationwide search for one business idea worth the investment of $100,000. In an effort to bring the nation’s most ambitious entrepreneurs out of the shadows, Ketel One has teamed up with GQ Magazine to launch “A Gentleman’s Call,” a program that will invest $100,000 in one business idea that successfully displays entrepreneurship, craftsmanship or philanthropy.
Visit to submit an idea. Five ideas will be shortlisted before one person is selected to turn their idea into a reality.

Lack of money is root of evil

The quote, "Money is the root of all evil," may be true, but the lack of money can also cause trouble. Many arguments at home and in board rooms have centered on where money should be spent or not spent, due to the limit of available funds. According to an American Institute of CPAs telephone survey, couples who are married or living together, argue about finances an average of three times per month. In the survey, 27 percent of those interviewed said money was most likely to cause an argument. The American Institute of CPAs, Three out of ten interviewed admitted to being potentially deceitful about money. The survey also found that lack of communication is contributing to this lack of money trouble: 55 percent don't schedule time to discuss finances. While it may sound like an easy solution to set aside time with a partner, many couples believe they are too busy. Also, many people have an unhealthy aversion to the word "budget." Maybe it could be called…

In Remembrance of Steve Lublin

A dear friend and partner of ours, Steve Lublin, passed away peacefully on Monday. Our condolences go out to Steve’s family, the team at InterDyn CFO and anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. We have built a good working relationship with the people at InterDyn CFO and Steve was the foundation for that. We were extremely fortunate to work with him over the years and are deeply saddened of his passing. We look towards honoring his memory and continuing our support and commitment towards the company he has cared for over the last 25 years.

Azox Launches eSource 3.1

Azox e-commerce engine eSource has been updated to eSource 3.1 providing more enhanced features for users. The latest enhancement contains the following new features:

Online Bill Pay Multi-Currency
Allows Allows users to create payments with GP originating currency by adding invoices to be applied in the Cash Receipt Note field

Apply Credit Memo, Returns and Payments
Allow users to apply credit memo, returns, and unapplied payments to open invoices.

Admin Panel New Layout
A new admin panel has been created with a new appearance and look, making changes on the website faster, easier and more user friendly.

A collapsible Admin Panel allows users to have more visible room while working.

Version Number

eSource version number is not displayed on the Admin Panel and the eSource Settings page.

If you would like to learn more about the latest update, please contact us.

Events focus on manufacturing

May 15
SAA OEM Purchasing Summit - Planning Perspectives  OEM Supplier Working Relations Study Report is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at AAM Headquarters, Detroit. The SAA will examine the state of OEM-supplier relations. Findings from John Henke's 2012 OEM-Supplier Working Relations Study will be presented, and purchasing executives from Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota will discuss the findings and the state of supply chain relations. Call 248-804-6433 to register.

May 15-16
Annual Michigan Industrial Base Expo is Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16, hosted by National Defense Industrial Association Michigan Chapter is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 15 at Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren. This event brings an abbreviated version of NDIA national's defense exposition to the backyard of the Detroit Arsenal, allowing attendees to experience hands-on educational product and service demonstrations. Congressman Hansen Clarke…

New Sites Go Live with E-Commerce Solution

Azox is pleased to have recently launched a couple of new integrated e-commerce sites for Sportsman Cap Network and Connolly Music.

Sportsman Cap Network, a wholesaler of blank headwear and bags for screen printers, embroiderers and promotional products dealers went live with their new b2b shopping site allowing dealers and distributors to easily order products online and check order and account history.
Connolly Music Company, is the US source behind several brand of best-in-class music products. Their new consumer b2c shopping site allows visitors to place orders online and allow those orders to be fulfilled and processed in Microsoft Dynamics GP instantly.

Time might be right to invest in real estate

There are signs that the housing market is improving in the metro Detroit area. Some figures say sales have increased this year. While figures and statistics can vary, there are indications of improvement.
Metro Detroit home sales for December 2011 were up 5.8% from 2010, according to

Part of the increase in sales is due to investors who are buying up homes. There is money to be made, but the old adage prevails, "it takes money to make money." Having cash in hand, gives the buyer much more negotiating power.
The Real Estate Investors Association of Oakland is hosting CNN/Fox News real estate expert, Robert Shemin. He will will share “The 7 new rules for making your fortune in real estate in 2012,” 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Real Estate Investors meeting at Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The meeting cost is free to members plus $16 for dinner in adva…