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Motorcycle Helmet Laws App Updated For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month


(PRWEB) May 01, 2015

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Bikers in cold weather states are itching to take to the roads once again for travel and excitement on the roads and highways throughout the United States. Campaigns to encourage motorists to exercise safe driving practices for the protection of bikers are underway in a number of states, as well as from national motorcycle organizations.

Motorcycle helmet laws vary on a state by state basis. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. a law firm specializing in motorcycle accident cases, created a free Motorcycle Helmet App to provide information on helmet to bikers riding their motorcycles across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The App is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android.

Michigan recently joined 27 other states that allow freedom of choice by the rider if the rider meets certain specifications (i.e., age, medical insurance, instructional permit, safety course, etc.). Nineteen states have universal helmet laws for all operators, and three states (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire) do not have a motorcycle helmet law.

Several states have bills and proposals to change the helmet law restrictions and requirements.

In Missouri, a proposed bill has moved to the State Senate which would make helmets optional for motorcyclists 21 years of age or older who have at least $ 50,000.00 of personal medical insurance.

In Tennessee, a proposed bill was passed out of the State Senate Transportation Committee and into the State Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee which would make helmets optional for motorcyclists 21 or older who don’t have insurance through TennCare (the State’s Medicaid program).

In Nebraska, an effort was made to advance legislation which would have allowed riders of at least 21 years of age and wearing eye protection, the choice to ride without a helmet. However, the proposed bill did not receive enough support from the legislature to allow it to go to a vote.

In North Carolina, a bill has been proposed which would allow motorcyclists the option to ride without a helmet if they were at least 21 years of age, have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least one year, and carry at least $ 10,000.00 of insurance for medical benefits if involved in a motorcycle accident. The bill is set to be heard by various legislative committees.

In Delaware, motorcyclists that are over 19 years of age may ride without a helmet on their head, but must have a helmet in their “possession.” Currently, lawmakers have introduced proposed legislation which would mandate motorcyclists to wear helmets on their heads. The proposed legislation is set to appear before a legislative committee.

“Our Helmet Laws App is the best way for motorcyclists to know the laws in each state as they ride throughout the United States and in other countries.,” says Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Managing Attorney Lawrence Buckfire. “Bikers no longer need to do an internet search every time they plan a trip or ride across state lines.”

In addition to the helmet laws, the App has other features including:

GPS Bike Finder allows users to place a GPS pin for their bike’s location and set a time for when the user needs to return. This feature also allows you to quickly and easily email your current location to your friends.
Submit images of cool helmets and see your images in the cool helmet gallery.
Utilize the accident checklist – what to do after a motorcycle accident.
Take and save photographs of motorcycle damage and accident scene.
To download the free app, just go to iTunes or Google Play Store and search for “Motorcycle Helmet Laws” or visit http://bit.ly/1GGe9Ho

About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

The personal injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are nationally recognized as top legal experts in motorcycle accident injury cases. They are also members of ABATE and frequently speak to bikers and motorcycle clubs on important insurance issues affecting Michigan bikers.

For more information, visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com or contact Matthew McDaniel at

(248) 569-4646.







Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

The Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises industry has experienced consistent growth in line with the economic recovery. Industry revenue grew in 2011 as consumer confidence and spending rebounded from the recession, in part due to Subway’s success with the Five Dollar Footlong promotion. Franchisees managed to maintain that momentum during the following years by developing new menu options that capitalize on society’s increasing awareness of the health risks associated with a high-fat diet. As a result, the industry has been able to thrive, despite rapidly evolving consumer preferences for fast food, which have led to the stagnation and decline of other quick-service restaurants. During the five years to 2015, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow, including an increase this year.

Sandwich and sub store franchises exist within the quick-service restaurant sector, which has traditionally been dominated by fast-food giants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King. Nevertheless, these restaurants have been rocked in recent years by the rapidly evolving tastes of a new generation of consumers. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Will McKitterick, “millennials have turned increasingly to fast-casual restaurants to satisfy their hunger when dining out.” This means companies like Chipotle and Shake Shack have begun to usurp market share from some of the fast-food segment’s most important players, such as McDonald’s. Unlike other fast-food giants, most sandwich and sub store franchises have been able to thrive within this highly competitive environment by catering to consumers’ health and wellness concerns. For example, Subway is well known for its low-calorie menu options, which it spent a number of years developing. By advertising the healthful nature of their products, many sandwich franchises avoided the declines that the rest of the quick-service segment experienced during the period.

“In the coming years, industry operators will continue to face stiff external competition from members of the fast-casual food segment,” says McKitterick. In turn, many sandwich franchises will continue to expand their menu options to include a wider variety of healthy food options. For example, in 2010, Subway added breakfast items to their menu, and in 2011, it introduced Subway Cafes, which offer coffee, paninis, muffins and other pastries. Over the five years to 2020, these trends are expected to contribute to revenue growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises industry comprises franchise establishments that prepare and serve custom sandwiches and subs. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude nonfranchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, franchise network-sales (revenue) and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.

Industry Performance

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Current Performance

Industry Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain

Products & Services

Major Markets

Globalization & Trade

Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration

Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







Interior Design Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Interior design services have a buyer power score of 3.3 out of 5, indicating market conditions that are somewhat favorable for buyers. Low market share concentration, which has fueled competition among suppliers, combined with moderate product specialization and low supply chain risk has worked in favor of buyers. “With a wide selection of suppliers available, no vendor accounts for a substantial portion of market share, and buyers can pit suppliers against one another to obtain the best pricing,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Kiera Outlaw. “Moreover, the large pool of available suppliers keeps product specialization at a moderate level, which also benefits buyers.” Finally, low supply chain risk ensures that buyers will not experience a shortage in supply or disrupted services.

Unfortunately for buyers, interior design service prices have been rising during the past three years. Strong price growth during the period largely resulted from increasing demand as the economy returned to growth and facilitated a surge in construction activity. “With the economy on the mend, corporate profit rose and the number of businesses increased, all of which contributed to strong demand for interior design services,” adds Outlaw. “In light of stronger demand, suppliers increased their prices, which has hurt buyer power.” Furthermore, the low availability of substitute services also undermines buyer power. Buyers can develop an in-house design team, but those employees can lack crucial knowledge of design services, such as adhering to building codes and regulations.

In spite of rising prices, price volatility has been low and is expected to remain low during the next three-year period. Low price volatility allows buyers to confidently secure their interior design services without fear of prices rising unexpectedly. However, prices are forecast to rise further in the next three years, and buyers are encouraged to secure their interior design services now rather than later. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Interior Design Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist the buyers of interior design services. Providers of these services take building codes, health and safety regulations, traffic patterns, floor planning, mechanical and electrical needs, as well as interior fittings and furniture into consideration to design and run projects in interior spaces for clients. This report focuses on interior design for commercial buildings, rather than residential homes.

Executive Summary

Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Market Profitability

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







Diet Doc Discloses the Secret of How to Burn Belly Fat Naturally, Safely and Rapidly With Updated Diet Plans, Education and Personal Support


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2014

Everyone wants to know how to burn belly fat without enduring rigorous daily exercise routines and suffering through the loss of energy, food cravings and between meal hunger that typically accompanies a reduced caloric intake. Diet Doc has a new advantage over the competition because their medical weight loss programs are designed and supervised by physicians, who are specially trained in the science of safe and fast weight loss, enabling the company to continuously update and apply the most modern strategies and prescription diet products to their diet plans.

Diet Doc realizes that different people require different weight loss techniques. For this reason, they work closely with each patient to get to know them. The doctor reviews each patient’s entire system during an online consult, enabling diet plans to be created that are perfectly suited for each patient’s personal nutritional, lifestyle and medical needs, as well as keeping their food preferences in mind to allow them to enjoy some of their favorite dishes as well.

Diet plans are designed by certified nutritionists who intimately understand how to burn belly fat by understanding the body’s reaction to specific foods. Diet plans are uniquely designed for those who have struggled to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Patients find the meal and snack plans interesting because they incorporate a wide range of healthy, delicious food choices that leave them feeling full and satisfied. And, a recent in-house survey, of over 20,000 Diet Doc patients revealed that an average weight loss of up to 20 pounds per month motivated them to stick with their original weight loss intentions.

The professionals at Diet Doc realize that losing weight requires commitment and that sometimes patients are tempted to stray from their weight loss goals. Most dieters will experience between meal hunger, cravings for their favorite high carbohydrate foods and loss of energy. With this in mind, Diet Doc updated their diet plans to include their pure, prescription hormone diet treatments and exclusive diet pills and appetite suppressants that allow patients to smoothly and comfortably transition into their new body without suffering from the typical dieting side effects. While dieters are learning how to break bad habits, the meal plans and prescription hormone treatments are signaling the brain to seek out fat that is stored dangerously around the internal organs to be released into the bloodstream and quickly flushed from the system.

Patients who turn to Diet Doc to learn how to burn belly fat will join a team of weight loss professionals who are specially educated in the science of fast weight loss. They are never alone. Doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week via phone or email to answer questions, offer suggestions or simply to lend their unlimited support, guidance and encouragement if the going gets tough. Progress, comfort level and attitude are monitored with scheduled weekly checkup calls enabling the doctors to react quickly if weight loss tapers by modifying the diet plan and returning the body to fast burn mode.

Diet Doc understands that many people do not have the time or the financial means to travel to an from doctor’s offices and weight loss clinics to learn how to burn belly fat. For this reason, patients can simply log onto the internet or call the company to complete a health questionnaire and schedule their consultation with a Diet Doc physician. And, for added convenience, all checkup calls and prescription refills can easily and effortlessly be reordered over the phone or internet to be delivered directly to their home or office for immediate use.

Diet Doc has helped people nationwide learn how to burn belly fat and has become the nation’s most trusted and reliable medical weight loss program. The company urges those of all shapes and sizes, and those in any part of the country to call today.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info(at)DietDoc(dot)info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss







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Diet Doc Announces Updated Diet Plans that Incorporate Popular Paleo Diet Principles and Recipes


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Research clearly indicates that it is our modern diet, filled with refined, processed, fatty and sugar laden foods, that is liable for countless diseases in America, including diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, depression, infertility and, of course, obesity. The good news is that people are recognizing the need to lose weight and improve their health and thousands have turned to Diet Doc’s updated medical weight loss programs that include healthy Paleo diet recipes.

While many diet plans claim to offer fast weight loss results, the plans lack the personal touch that Diet Doc delivers to their clients. At Diet Doc, the staff of specially trained, fast weight loss experts spend time with each patient to tailor diet plans that really consider each patient’s unique needs. Diet plans are strategically designed to be compatible with each patient’s age, gender, medical conditions, nutritional needs and weight loss goals. This personalized approach to fast weight loss provides a level of comfort that most diet programs fail to consider.

New patients will complete a health questionnaire and consult online with one of Diet Doc’s physicians. During the consultation, the doctor will determine the client’s weight loss goals and needs and make recommendations for their Paleo diet recipes and natural fat burning supplements.

Prescription hormone treatments and exclusive diet pills and supplements will be shipped directly to each patient’s home or office, and will include an exclusive Diet Doc cookbook featuring over 50 easy to prepare dinner ideas. The cookbook features many Paleo diet recipes that focus on lean meats that encourage healthy bones, strong muscles and a strong immune system and fresh vegetables, rich in antioxidants, as opposed to foods high in processed carbohydrates. Combining healthy Paleo diet recipes with Diet Doc’s exclusive weight loss supplements and prescription hormone treatments helps clients increase the speed that they see fat loss results by increasing the metabolism for greater fat burn, replacing electrolytes to eliminate fatigue and block the absorption of carbohydrates to reduce cravings for unhealthy foods.

And, because Diet Doc is committed to providing their clients only the highest quality weight loss supplements, all diet products are manufactured in FDA approved, fully licensed, U.S. based pharmacies. Refills can be easily ordered over the phone or internet for direct shipment and will include a Certificate of Analysis detailing the quality of ingredients, as well as the levels of each active component.

Diet Doc is dedicated to the success of each client and offers the services of their weight management experts to answer questions, offer suggestions for healthy diet foods and Paleo diet recipes, monitor each patient’s progress and lend unlimited support and encouragement throughout this important, and often life-changing, journey. This level of personal attention and support is the reason that people throughout the country are turning to Diet Doc, the nation’s most respected and reliable source for medical weight loss.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info(at)DietDoc(dot)info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss







Children’s Fitness Center Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


(PRWEB) October 18, 2014

The Children’s Fitness Center Franchises industry has fared well over the past five years, as it recovered from the economic downturn. Rising per capita disposable income as well as growing awareness of the benefits from exercising regularly, especially in response to a rising childhood obesity rate, have driven demand over the period. However, steady external competition from afterschool programs, child athletic programs and child daycare programs has offset further growth in the industry.

IBISWorld Economic Analyst Sally Lerman says in the updated report, “programs such as Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign and the National Football League’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program have driven awareness of the negative effects associated with childhood obesity.” Such awareness has resulted in parents being more active in finding fitness programs for their children, which has resulted in revenue growth for the industry. Because of this IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow in 2014. Efforts to fight childhood obesity are expected to continue throughout the five years to 2019, acting as a key factor in this industry’s future growth. “During the past five years, households have increased discretionary expenditures, which includes children’s fitness classes,” Lerman says. Furthermore, with declining national unemployment, parents looked toward fitness alternatives for their children as fewer parents were at home to take care of their children and make sure they stay active. In response to the increase in demand, many franchises have expanded; although, prices have been kept low to compete with less expensive afterschool programs. As a result, the number of franchise units is expected to increase in the five years to 2014.

Over the next five years, rising per capita disposable income and lower unemployment levels will continue to drive up demand for franchises. Furthermore, more variety in classes and more classes per age group will further aid Children’s Fitness Center Franchises industry growth as establishments are forecast to increase over the next five years.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Children’s Fitness Center Franchises in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry operates franchised fitness and recreational sports facilities for children aged 18 and younger. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.

Industry Performance

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Current Performance

Industry Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain

Products & Services

Major Markets

Globalization & Trade

Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration

Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.