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A5 Laboratories, Inc. provides a fireside chat

HOUSTON, Texas – (March 13, 2013) A5 Laboratories, Inc. (OTC:BB AFLB) announced today the availability of the second in a series of “fireside chats” designed to further discuss the incubation process of Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation.  This “fireside chat” provides an update to investors of A5 Laboratories, Inc. as presented by Frank Neukomm, its new Chairman and Robert C. Rhodes of Rhodes Holdings LLC as moderator.  The “fireside chat” details how American Security Resources Corporation (OTC:BB ARSC) and iVoice, Inc. (OTC:BB IVOI) shareholders will be provided value.

“We are excited to share our second ‘fireside chat’ which features an in depth history and information about our future plans for AFLB, IVOI, and ARSC,” Chairman and CEO Frank Neukomm added.  Watch the first ‘fireside chat’ at http://hydrafuelcellcorporation.com/about-us/fireside-chats/.

If you would like to submit questions to be answered as part of the next ‘fireside chat’, please go to our website and submit a question via our contact page at http://hydrafuelcellcorporation.com/contact-us/.

About A5 Laboratories, Inc.

A5 Laboratories, Inc. (http://a5labs.com, OTC:BB AFLB) was previously a contract research based organization servicing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America. The company utilized its research capabilities to license and acquires novel biotechnology products for development and commercialization.  In the future, the Company will focus on alternate energy generation products and services.

About American Security Resources Corp.

American Security Resources Corp. (http://www.amsrcorp.com, OTC:BB ARSC) owns and develops unique intellectual property related to hydrogen fuel cells and business activities to help speed their implementation, funding, and sales.  American Security Resources Corporation also controls iVoice, Inc. (OTC:BB IVOI).

About Rhodes Holdings LLC

Rhodes Holdings LLC (referred to as “RHL”, https://rhodesholdings.wordpress.com) provides management consulting services that allow its clients to seek financing through the public markets, either through mezzanine debt, equity, or bank debt.  Mr. Rhodes is also the Managing Member of American Equity Fund LLC, which provides equity line facilities for reporting publicly traded companies.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this release that relate to the Company’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company’s plans or expectations.

Contact

Frank Neukomm or Bob Farr
info@amsrcorp.com
713 – 465 – 1001


© 2013 by American Security Resources Corporation, all right reserved.

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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in News

 

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iVoice, Inc. Announces New Management

HOUSTON, TX — (Marketwire – Jan 28, 2013) – iVoice, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IVOI) announced today the appointment of Mr. Norris Lipscomb of Wimberley, Texas as its new Chairman and CEO, with a stated goal of determining a clear course of action to bring value to shareholders through either commencing or acquiring operations. Mr. Lipscomb replaced Mr. Frank Neukomm and Mr. Robert Farr, both of American Security Resources Corporation, on the board of directors as of July 19, 2012.

Due to not being current on its SEC disclosure, capital structure, and debt load, iVoice, Inc. has been unable to commence operations for the last year. Rhodes Holdings LLC continues to be retained by Mr. Lipscomb to determine an acquisition candidate that will provide shareholder value,” stated Robert C. Rhodes of Rhodes Holdings LLC, a consultant to iVoice for the last eleven months.

About iVoice, Inc.

iVoice, Inc. (traded under “IVOI“), is a publicly traded company in a developmental stage that previously engaged in the communications industry as well as the “green” industry associated with hydrogen fuel cells.

About American Security Resources Corp.

American Security Resources Corp. (traded under “ARSC,” http://www.americansecurityresources.com) owns and develops unique intellectual property related to hydrogen fuel cells and business activities to help speed their implementation, funding, and sales. In early 2012, ARSC took control of iVoice, Inc.

About Rhodes Holdings LLC

Rhodes Holdings LLC (referred to as “RHL,” http://rhodes-holdings.com) provides management consulting services that allow its clients to seek financing through the public markets, either through mezzanine debt, equity, or bank debt. RHL management consulting is provided within the framework of its copyrighted RHL Methodology.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this release that relate to the Company’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company’s plans or expectations.

Contact Information

iVoice, Inc.
info@amsrcorp.com
713-465-1001


© 2013 by iVoice, Inc. all rights reserved.  Original posting at Marketwire.com at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/ivoice-inc-announces-new-management-pinksheets-ivoi-1750088.htm.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in News

 

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Raising money – entrepenuers log book…

For the entrepreneur, everything starts with a business plan that lays out what they will be doing.  Once the plan is in place, now you have to finance your new start-up, or ongoing business that has a new “use of proceeds” for a new line of business.  This is where most entrepreneurs fail – finding money and putting it to work is an art form.  Find the wrong money, and it kills you (like factoring when your clients take too long to pay).  Find the right money at the wrong time, and you never get to use it again (commercial lines of credit when your bank uses cash flow and you are building assets).

Therefore, entrepreneurs need to be adept at securing equity, but there are so many laws surrounding this area that most entrepreneurs as well as seasoned professionals run afoul of the laws, both federal and state securities laws.  For instance, as a merchant banking organization, Rhodes Holdings LLC does not raise money – we restructure organizations, working with them to re-write their business plans with strategies that allow them to secure financing.  I, Robert Rhodes, accepted the position of Managing Member of American Equity Fund LLC (“AEF”), so that public companies that were reorganized could be offered a financing facility that was legal, and did not run afoul of these laws – specifically because AEF works with clients to file registration statements with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) for the equity investment.  We would like to help entrepreneurs understand the process though; here are few articles that you should read:


© 2012 by Rhodes Holdings LLC, all rights reserved.

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M &A Activity Gone Wild – 4th Quarter 2012

Merger Frenzy to Close 2012

After a 7 year stretch of reduced M&A activity, experts are predicting an increase for the fourth quarter of 2012 in the US and worldwide.  The combination of low interest rates that make it easier to finance debt, reductions in capital expenditures resulting in the accumulation of idle cash, and slowdowns in revenue makes acquiring other businesses a preferred method of expansion.  Goldman Sachs (with the most M&A imputed fees for 2011 according to Reuters) is among the firms predicting this resurgence and recommends businesses move now before interest rates begin climbing.  In addition, the imminent, total capital gains tax jump of at least 8.8% has privately held businesses scrambling to close deals before 2013.  The President’s reelection is also expected to be a catalyst for activity in this quarter due either to uncertainty about future tax policy or changing confidence in the state of the economy.  The end result is an expected significant frenzy of activity in these next two months. Key Performance Indicators: How is my business doing?

You run a successful business.  Your customers are satisfied, and you’re making money.  That’s how a successful business works.  Isn’t it?

Yes and no. Examining a business’s Key Performance Indicators may reveal a few surprises about how it could do even better than it is already. The most basic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are data such as revenue and profit and loss reports. However, there are more extensive figures and ratios that can serve to highlight trends and hidden problems. With the right expertise, KPIs can be used to identify sources of waste and help a business owner outline strategies to get the most of the resources at hand. A shrewd business owner will be able to look at these vital statistics and find ways to increase profit, but trained professionals utilizing KPIs to work with innovative management can extend the life of a business and allow a company to grow to the next level. You know where you want to go. Clear Financial Solutions can show you how to get there.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Using KPI, a business can track data and statistics that lend themselves to graphic presentation and trend analysis.  Charts and graphs are much easier to understand that rows and columns of data and allow for quicker and more relevant decision making.  Our team can help you develop the data analysis and calculations necessary to present you with clear information about how to maximize the potential of your business.

If you’d like to see how Clear Financial Solutions can help you do more of what you do well, give us a call at 713-780-0806 or email us at info@clearfinancials.com.

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The Boy Scouts has been a standard for honesty, integrity, commitment, and quality for more than 100 years.  The founders of Scouting dreamed of channeling the raw energy of youth into something constructive and beneficial for everyone with the potential for self-sustenance and growth.  These are the qualities everyone should hope to exhibit in themselves and in their businesses.  Scouting establishes a system of hard work, tangible goals, and worthwhile achievements to give kids a sense of success and an understanding of the value of hard work.  These boys go out into the world as young men and strive to make it a better place.  We at Clear Financial Solutions are proud to volunteer with our local unit and bring the values of Scouting with us in everything we do.

About Us

Clear Financial Solutions, Inc. specializes providing Contract CFO and SEC Reporting Services.  We are experienced entrepeneurs with extensive public company and start up experience.  Hire the expertise and vision of seasoned financial and accounting professionals and let us help you succeed by doing more of what you do well and improving what you don’t.

Call on us today at (713) 780-0806 to schedule a free one hour confidential consultation or visit our website www.clearfinancials.com

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in BLOG, Business, Entrepenuers, Public markets

 

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American Equity Fund LLC announces Robert C. Rhodes appointed Managing Member

Sugar Land, Texas (September 5, 2012) – American Equity Fund LLC (“AEF”) announces today that its founding member and Rhodes Holdings LLC have come to the conclusion of negotiations to name Robert C. Rhodes of Rhodes Holdings LLC as managing member of AEF.  Working as partners on a number of projects together, Rhodes Holdings LLC and ReCap Marketing & Consulting, LLP (Hunter M.A. Carr, founding member and general partner) determined their interests aligned perfectly on what was missing from the arena that both worked – micro-cap publicly traded companies.  This missing component was non-death spiral funding.

This announcement follows more than six (6) months of review of previous funding(s) that Rhodes Holdings LLC and ReCap Marketing & Consulting, LLP have been a party to, as well review of competing equity line facilities in order to construct an AEF equity line facility that will only enhance shareholder value.

About American Equity Fund LLC

The American Equity Fund LLC (“AEF”) provides an alternative funding mechanism, an Equity Line Facility (“ELF”), for SEC reporting publicly traded micro- and small-cap companies that want to take control of financial futures.  An ELF is a flexible financing structure in which AEF commits to purchase shares of Common Stock directly from an Issuer, at prevailing market prices, over a multi-year period.  When an Issuer elects to drawdown on the ELF, AEF is obligated to purchase an amount of shares equal to the dollar amount requested with a discount to market and warrant coverage to underwriting expenses.  Issuers request drawdowns at their discretion in accordance with the terms of their funding agreement.

About Rhodes Holdings LLC

Rhodes Holdings LLC (“RHL“, https://rhodesholdings.wordpress.com) was founded on the principle that public companies‘ top officers need help with the complexities and demands of the public markets.  Funding their companies and managing public S.E.C. reporting shouldn’t take all of these officers’ time and that is when RHL comes in.  RHL provides a turnkey solution for companies that would like the benefits of being public but have not experienced it before.  RHL was founded by Mr. Robert C. Rhodes in 2005.  Mr. Rhodes is surrounded by professionals dedicated to your success, including SEC lawyers, general counsels, auditors, IR professionals, and investment sources that he has historical knowledge.

Contact information

American Equity Fund LLC
Robert C. Rhodes – 281-435-3917 | robert.rhodes@rhodes-holdings.com
Hunter M.A. Carr – 281-600-6000 | hunter@recapmarketing.com


© 2012 by American Equity Fund LLC, all rights reserved.  Original news release located on American Equity Fund LLC’s website.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in News

 

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iVoice, Inc. retains Rhodes Holdings for go forward plan

IVoice, Inc. retained Rhodes Holdings LLC (“RHL”) for management consulting associated with the recently completed change of control from previous management to American Security Resources Corp. (“ARSC”)  RHL is working with ARSC management, now iVoice’s management as well, to clarify and announce specific steps associated with iVoice’s Hydra Fuel Cell subsidiary and its business plan, operations plan, and funding.

Rhodes Holdings is taking our previous ARSC business plan and integrating it with the recently completed acquisition of iVoice, Inc. by ARSC.  Management believes that the forthcoming communication of our combined plans will be concise, integrate with realistic funding, and allow us to continue operations at Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation,” said iVoice, Inc. Chairman and CEO Mr. Frank Neukomm.  “Our ‘go forward plan’ phases are:

  • Phase 1 is concise plan communication for both iVoice and ARSC,
  • Phase 2 is funding and debt repayment,
  • Phase 3 is operations, and
  • Phase 4 is an iVoice shares dividend.

In the coming weeks, iVoice and ARSC will provide new investor materials and commentary from management on our business plan and its implementation.

About iVoice, Inc.

iVoice, Inc. (“IVOI”) soon to be renamed Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation after its wholly owned subsidiary Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation (‘Hydra”), develops and manufactures advanced proton exchange membrane based hydrogen fuel cells.  Hydra produces fuel cells with capacities from 500 watts to 5 kilowatts, primarily for residential and light commercial use.

About American Security Resources Corp.

American Security Resources Corp. (“ARSC”, http://www.americansecurityresources.com) owns and develops unique intellectual property related to hydrogen fuel cells and business activities to help speed their implementation, funding, and sales.  In early 2012, ARSC took control of iVoice, Inc. in order to incubate, fund, and eventually dividend out its wholly owned subsidiary Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation, now an iVoice, Inc. subsidiary.

About Rhodes Holdings LLC

Rhodes Holdings LLC (“RHL”, https://rhodesholdings.wordpress.com) provides management consulting services that allow its clients to seek financing through the public markets, either through mezzanine debt, equity, or bank debt.  RHL management consulting is provided within the framework of its copyrighted RHL Methodology.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this release that relate to the Company’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company’s plans or expectations.

Contact

Frank Neukomm
info@amsrcorp.com
713-465-1001


This press release was originally released by American Security Resources Corp. (Frank Neukomm) at 8:00 AM CST.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in BLOG, News, Public markets

 

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Rhodes Holdings enters into LOI with two restaurants

(Sugar Land, Texas) February 21, 2012 – Rhodes Holdings LLC (“RHL”) has entered into joint letters of intent (“LOI”) to acquire two restaurants in the Fort Bend County area.  The restaurant concepts are diametrically opposed, casual dining pizzeria and fine dining restaurant, but both restaurants share common characteristics, including:

  • Break even operations
  • A concept that supports doubling revenue at a 35%+ profit margin
  • Currently no marketing budget
  • A fresh renovation

While working with the restaurant management group that owns both restaurants, RHL decided that entering into an LOI to acquire both restaurants was the best way to seek the hidden value within each restaurant.  RHL seeks to close the acquisition or other disposition of the restaurants within 90 days.

Rhodes Holdings’ ability to model businesses and unlock the value for the current owners has led us into interesting territory,said Robert C. Rhodes, Managing Member at RHL.  “We have worked with the current management company for three months and will seek to retain them in an ongoing fashion with the restaurants currently under LOI.  This arrangement as well as our financing capabilities will allows us to add to our investments in the restaurant business through opportunistic acquisitions.

About Rhodes Holdings LLC

Rhodes Holdings LLC (www.rhodes-holdings.com, “RHL”) provides management consulting services that allow its clients to seek financing through the public markets, either through mezzanine debt, equity, or bank debt.  RHL management consulting is provided within the framework of its copyrighted and RHL Methodology documented. (Please note that RHL provides all financing options requiring licenses, both state and federal, through associations with companies that carry those licenses and keep them up to date, i.e. mortgage banking licenses, FINRA required broker dealer licenses, etc.)

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this presentation that relate to the Company’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company’s plans or expectations.


© 2012 by Rhodes Holdings LLC, all rights reserved. Original posting at FreePressRelease.com at http://www.free-press-release.com/news-rhodes-holdings-enters-into-loi-with-two-restaurants-1329809402.html.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in News

 

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