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CAT Client Named #23 on INC-500 List

A very big congratulations to our client Lead Research Group!


Lead Research Group Tops the Annual Inc. 500  List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, AGAIN!

Huntington Beach-based Advertising and Marketing Company Reports a Whopping 7,000% Growth to Claim #23rd Spot.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. Magazine has named Lead Research Group (LRG), a marketing and advertising agency located in Orange County, Ca., 23rd on its annual list of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the U.S. The 2010 Inc. 500 list features the most comprehensive look at the most significant segment of the economy – America’s entrepreneurial sector.

“LRG’s business advertising model is the catalyst of our impressive sales growth and confirms our unique presence in the marketing marketplace.”

LRG’s turnkey approach, for customized lead generation and marketing solutions, was also recognized by its number three position on the Inc. 500 list for Advertising and Marketing companies.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. once again, as it highlights our innovative business marketing model that focuses solely on successful ROI,” said CEO Ryan Rasmussen. “LRG’s business advertising model is the catalyst of our impressive sales growth and confirms our unique presence in the marketing marketplace.”

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BBC: Gandhi Institute Fights Child Trafficking & Poverty

Gandhi Institute’s Efforts against Child Trafficking and Child Labor Examined in BBC Special Report

Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson Combats Forced Child Labor and Child Trafficking – Featured on This Week’s BBC World News – the Fast Track Series

View BBC report here – Gandhi’s grandson helps India’s poor

WAUCONDA, Ill.– (EON: Enhanced Online News)–Dr. Arun Gandhi, President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (‘GWEI’), announced today that his organization’s efforts to combat forced child labor and child trafficking will be one of the featured examinations on this week’s BBC World News – the Fast Track series.

“Poverty is the worse form of violence”

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Part of a week-long exploration of organizations involved in a commonality of efforts to improve the plight of children, fight child labor and child trafficking and to promote a greater well-being around the world, the Gandhi segment will include footage taken in India in December 2009 with Dr. Arun Gandhi and Tushar Gandhi (grandson and great grandson, respectively, of Mahatma Gandhi) examining theGWEI’s efforts in rescuing, educating and feeding children living in the slums of Kolhapur, 200 miles south of Bombay.

“There are many evils still rampant in our 21st Century world, not the least of which are the three malignant sisters of child malnutrition, child trafficking and forced child labor, and continued lack of child education. As planetary awareness builds around these issues we hope to see these destroyers of childhood promise eradicated,” adds Dr. Gandhi.

The Gandhi Fast track segment may be viewed online here – Gandhi’s grandson helps India’s poor

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The Art of Strategic Alliances

Look for three factors before making a decision on a new ally, says Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.  At Catalyst House we’ve made a reputation by organizing great strategic alliances.  Here are some basic considerations –

From Entrepreneur 1/19/09

Whenever I consider new strategic alliances or expansion opportunities, I look for three things: good partners, good financing and good management. Whether we’re looking for investors, partners or vendors, we weigh their experience, expertise, track record and character. The quality of the businesses or individuals we align with directly affects our future.

Are your philosophies and standards aligned? Is there trust and respect and a shared vision for the future? Are the business rules and reporting processes clear and manageable? The best partnerships and alliances are ones that have the potential to deliver big wins–for both sides.

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