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BIZVISION ANNOUNCES ONLINE VIDEO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR BANKERS

Salt Lake City, Jan. 5, 2010 – BizVision, through its strategic alliance with Business Professionals Network, Inc. (BPN), announces the launch of the Bankers Education and Development Network (BEDN). BEDN will provide quality, live and on-demand professional education programming for bankers. The courses will be produced by Dallas-based BPN and delivered via BizVision’s robust online video platform to bankers throughout the U.S.

In the few months since its inception, over 20 state banking associations have agreed to offer BEDN to their members and the Independent Community Bankers Association has also become an active sponsor of the network.

“The Bankers Education and Development Network is the second in what we expect to be a long line of vertical industry channels that will be accessible through BizVision,” said Rob Chipman, president and CEO of BizVision. “Our strategic partners at BPN have been able to attract state banking societies to BEDN so successfully due to their outstanding reputation for quality production and affiliate support. We are excited to assist them in extending their services to other professions.”

In addition to the Bankers Education and Development Network, BPN is the largest provider of live, video-based continuing professional education for the accounting profession through its Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network (ACPEN). The accountant network, which also utilizes the BizVision online video platform, has been broadcasting for 13 years and counts more than 40 state CPA societies and related organizations as affiliates of the ACPEN network.

Jim Parente, BPN chief operating officer, explained, “BEDN is a natural extension of our continuing professional education efforts since, with a long history of serving accounting professionals, it will allow us to reach financial professionals in the banking arena with more targeted accounting training and provide the rest of the banking professional staff with critical information about the tumultuous banking environment in near real time through the BizVision platform.

“The BEDN effort owes much to our alliance with Wynne Baker, CPA, CFSA, CBA, of Nashville, Tennessee, who is intimately involved in the banking industry and who is able to bring the extensive resources of his firm, KraftCPAs, PLLC, and his many professional contacts in the banking industry and association world to guide our content development effort.”

Regarding BEDN content, Parente said, “We expect our initial curriculum of quarterly webcast updates to grow to monthly and more frequent, targeted events as we move forward. Our recent December 9 event will be followed by a March 10 update that will combine accounting and compliance information. We will adjust content going forward to meet the emerging needs of all key segments within the financial institution.”

In addition to BizVision’s on-demand video delivery and e-commerce functionality, the platform features a customized Flash Media player that supports live video with synchronized slides, live chat, downloadable PDFs and slides, as well as certificates of completion. In addition, the platform offers a comprehensive reporting tool that is accessible to both BPN and its affiliates.

BizVision also provides a live helpdesk/technical support team to assist all participants with any issues they encounter, as well as remote video production services.

“BEDN and state bank associations and other affiliates are able to take advantage of the existing BizVision Web infrastructure designed for BPN’s ACPEN network and repurpose it for the new BEDN network without significant development or customization expenses,” Chipman said. “What’s more, since BizVision earns its fees only through successful transactions, our partners don’t have to pay any upfront or monthly fees.”

Bankers interested in registering for BEDN courses can do so by going to http://bedn.acpen.com/.

Founded in 2008, BizVision provides convenient, on-demand access to thousands of quality training and business videos for individuals, small businesses and large companies at a fraction of the cost.

 

 

BIZVISION ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST VERTICAL INDUSTRY ONLINE VIDEO OFFERING

Features Robust Platform for Live & On-Demand Professional Education for Accountants

Salt Lake City, Nov. 12, 2009 – BizVision announces a strategic alliance with Business Professionals Network, Inc. (BPN), a Dallas-based company that produces high quality, continuing professional education for accountants through its Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network.

The BizVision/BPN alliance represents what BizVision President and CEO Rob Chipman expects to be the first of many vertical channels, delivering video-based content related to specific industries or professions.

“Our business plan always anticipated deploying numerous vertical channels after aggregating a critical mass of general or ‘horizontal’ business training and informational content,” said Chipman. “We just didn’t anticipate going vertical so quickly.”

In addition to BizVision’s on-demand video delivery and e-commerce functionality, the standards for professional education required the development of a customized flash media player that would support live video with synchronized slides, questions from participants, downloadable PDFs and slides, as well as certificates of completion. In addition, the platform offers a comprehensive reporting tool that is accessible to both BPN and its affiliates.

BizVision also provides a live helpdesk/technical support team to assist all participants with any issues they encounter, as well as remote video production services.

“When BPN approached us about utilizing the BizVision platform to provide the infrastructure for their accounting network, we jumped at the chance,” said Chipman. “BPN executives are true professionals and after seeing the quality of the CPE programs they produced and the high level of service and support they provide to their state CPA society affiliates, we knew they would be the perfect partner with whom to enter the accounting vertical.”

The largest provider of live, video-based continuing professional education for the accounting profession, BPN launched more than a decade ago using satellite broadcast technology serving CPAs. It has seen its audience shift to internet-based training over the last five years.

“The demands of an increasingly sophisticated CPA end-user and the requirements of our state CPA society affiliates outstripped the platform we were using,” said Jim Parente, BPN’s co-founder and COO.

“BizVision’s core competencies and platform refinements fueled sales increases by 70% year-to-date. Their organizational commitment to excellence in technology applications and customer service is a perfect fit for our business.

“As we launch a new network for the banking industry, we look forward to continued growth thanks, in large measure, to BizVision’s platform.”

The BPN network supports 40 state CPA societies and related organizations, and, most recently, the Bankers’ Education and Development Network, which provides critical education and information for the banking industry through state and national bankers associations.

“The most attractive aspect of the infrastructure we provide is that state CPA societies and other affiliates can take advantage of all this functionality without any upfront costs or monthly fees,” Chipman said.

Typical online offerings from BizVision average $5 per individual viewing. Options for online group viewings and DVD purchases also are available. However, BPN’s professional education offerings range from $50 for a 1-2 hour seminar to over $200 for a full-day course.

Founded in 2008, BizVision provides on-demand access to thousands of quality training and business videos for individuals, small businesses and large companies. The comprehensive online video library helps build skills and knowledge for companies to move forward fast.

 

 

BizVision Proves People Will Pay for Quality Online Video

Start-up will generate seven-figure revenues in first year

Salt Lake City, Oct. 20, 2009 – BizVision.com, the leader in affordable online training videos for small businesses and individuals, will generate seven-figure revenues and expects to break even in its first year, it announced today.

The tough economy has actually been a benefit to BizVision, said Bizvision.com creator Rob Chipman, who has worked in the digital media and training industries for more than 16 years.

“BizVision.com is the only site offering online training video viewing for free or for a small fee, instead of the hundreds of dollars corporations normally pay per DVD,” Chipman said. “From coursework to training videos, online options are a smart solution to maximize training budgets.”

Instant accessibility is another advantage to using affordable online training resources, according to Chipman.

“Using BizVision.com to improve a person’s skills is available 24/7 at a reasonable price. This makes historically expensive training materials accessible to individuals and small businesses anywhere for the first time, and keeps them affordable for larger companies with pared-back training budgets.”

When launched nearly a year ago, BizVision.com pulled together a wide range of educational, training and personal-development videos into one convenient Web site.

“It is the business world’s answer to YouTube, but with quality video and a business model,” said Chipman.

Customers who have used BizVision expressed satisfaction with the service.

“Ongoing training is an absolute must for a company,” said Brian O’Neil, president of California Linen Services in Pasadena. “We use BizVision as part of our regular training program and have had positive results. It keeps people on the ball. BizVision will be part of our program forever.”

Ted Butler, plant manager of Kemira Water Solutions in Chicago, needed safety training and came across BizVision on the Internet.

“BizVision provides a good selection of training videos that are affordable and cost-effective,” he explained. “Anyone who has a group of people they need to train can use the service, with its wide variety of subjects. In addition to our safety training, we are looking at using BizVision for team building, communication and other topics.”

Several thousand videos divided into more than 90 categories are available from BizVision.com.

The most popular categories include customer relations, sales, entrepreneurs, small business, time management and productivity, career development, executive management, finance, human resources, communications, project management and safety programs, according to Chipman.

Online offerings From BizVision average $5 per individual viewing. Options for online group viewings and DVD purchases also are available.

Any video can be previewed before purchasing at www.bizvision.com.

 

 

Chamber to Offer Discounted Online Training Videos

Teams with BizVision to enhance member benefits

Salt Lake City, Oct. 19, 2009 - The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest statewide business association, has teamed with BizVision, the leader in affordable online training videos for businesses and individuals, to offer a discount program for Chamber members.

The program will allow any member of the Salt Lake Chamber to access any training video on www.bizvision.com for ten percent less than the posted price.

“Continuous learning is critical in today’s competitive business climate,” said BizVision CEO Rob Chipman. “BizVision makes a wide range of business training videos significantly more affordable and convenient for Utah businesses and individuals.”

BizVision has created a customized version of its website exclusively for the Salt Lake Chamber and offers the largest business video library on the Internet, with videos added daily. The catalogue includes several thousand videos divided into more than 90 categories.

“Small business is an important part of our local economy and this is something we can do to help companies make training more affordable and accessible,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “This service will help employees of our member businesses continue to improve skills and excel in the workforce which is an important part of the Chamber’s mission.”

To qualify for the discount, Chamber members and their employees must access this site through the Member Portal at www.slchamber.com, clicking, “Members Only” and logging in with their member username and password.

The most popular videos offer training in areas including sales, customer relations, entrepreneur/small business, time management/productivity, career development, executive management, finance, human resources, communications, project management and safety programs.

“One reason for the popularity is that BizVision.com is the only site offering online content viewing for free or for a small fee,” said Chipman. “Most sites normally charge hundreds of dollars per video.”

BizVision offers access to training experts, such as Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Dianna Booher, Lewis Griggs, Bob Nelson and Catherine Crier.

In April 2009, 78 percent of the U.S. population has used the Internet to watch or download videos, according to comScore. Boston research firm Strategy Analytics projects $3.8 billion will be spent in 2009 for online video content, exceeding revenue generated in ads for free video sites.

“From online coursework to training videos, online options are a smart solution to maximize training budgets,” said Chipman. “BizVision.com is accessible 24/7, enabling people to improve their any time at a reasonable price. Thanks to the Chamber’s efforts to benefit its members, this professional content is available for even less.”

 

About the Chamber

The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest statewide business association and Utah’s Business Leader. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber has been standing as the voice of business, supporting its members’ success and championing community prosperity for over 100 years. The Chamber represents 5,300 businesses statewide and one in every three jobs in the Utah economy. Chamber strategic partners include the Downtown Alliance and World Trade Center Utah.

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BizVision Emerges from Beta, Makes Training Videos Affordable for Small Businesses and Individuals

Salt Lake City, Aug. 5, 2009 – BizVision has successfully completed its beta phase and launched BizVision.com, a site providing affordable online training videos for small businesses and individuals.

“BizVision.com allows small businesses and individuals globally to easily access training programs online from today’s most sought-after trainers,” said Rob Chipman, BizVision CEO. “One key feature is that each video is viewable for a very small fee, instead of the hundreds of dollars corporations normally pay per video.”

Fees average $5 per individual viewing. Options for online group viewings and DVD purchases are also available.

Because the demand for online resources is increasing in today’s economy, we’ve categorized the widest range of educational, training and personal development videos into one convenient website,” Chipman said. “BizVision.com is the only site offering online content viewing for free or for a small fee.”

BizVision offers the largest business video library on the Internet, with videos added daily to its catalogue of several thousand videos divided into more than 90 categories.

“The most popular videos include sales, customer relations, entrepreneur/small business, time management/productivity, career development, executive management, finance, human resources, communications, project management and safety programs,” he said.

BizVision offers access to training experts, such as Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Dianna Booher, Lewis Griggs, Bob Nelson and Catherine Crier.

“BizVision.com is the business world’s answer to YouTube,” Chipman said. “Online video viewing has certainly reached mainstream America.”

Chicago-based comScore confirmed in April that 78 percent of the U.S. population has used the Internet to watch or download videos. Boston research firm Strategy Analytics projects $3.8 billion will be spent in 2009 for online video content, exceeding revenue generated in ads for free video sites.

From online coursework to training videos, online options are a smart solution to maximize training budgets,” he said. “Using BizVision.com to improve a person’s skills is now available 24/7 at a reasonable price, which makes these historically expensive training materials accessible to individuals and small businesses for the first time.”

Before making a purchase, users can preview videos, which are professionally produced. To learn more, visit www.BizVision.com.

 

 

Bizvision.com Makes Accessing Training and Personal Development Videos for Business or Individuals Simple and Affordable

 

Salt Lake City, Nov. 19, 2008 - A new website, Bizvision.com, now makes finding and accessing personal improvement and corporate training video resources online simple and affordable.

Bizvision.com has brought together the widest range of educational, training and personal development videos into one convenient website and is the only site offering all of its content available, for viewing online, either for free or for a small fee. The demand for online resources is increasing, but until now, finding one Internet site to satisfy the need for the full range of business training and professional development learning tools was impossible.

Launched Oct. 8, Bizvision.com carries more than 3,000 titles organized in 90 categories, including career development, communications, customer relations, health and wellness, management, personal development, sales, software and more. The site offers access to training and development experts such as Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Nido Qubein, Dr. Roger Fisher, Dianna Booher, Judith Glaser, Lewis Griggs, Bob Nelson, and Catherine Crier.

A majority of the titles are currently free or can be purchased and viewed at a price consistent with renting a movie from a neighborhood rental store. The library continues to expand on a daily basis as new titles are added.

"From webinars and online coursework to training videos and teleconferences, online options are often a good way for a business professional, manager or company to stretch training budgets," says Rob Chipman, the creator of Bizvision.com and who has worked in the development and distribution of training videos for more than 16 years. "Use of Bizvision.com to advance professional development and training is now a convenient solution. The democratization of the content makes it accessible to individuals, small businesses, and human resource departments at a price that is reasonable and often free. It really is an undiscovered library that few people know exists and represents a universe of thousands of helpful videos."

"BizVision is the business world's answer to YouTube," says Chipman. Online video now reaches a mainstream audience: 57% of adults online have used the Internet to watch or download video. According to the 2007 Pew Internet & American Life Project, 22% of adults who viewed video online watched educational or training programs, more than adult programs, sports, politics, or music.

Videos have long been a training tool of choice for both human resources departments and individuals looking to improve their skills. But, smaller companies and individuals haven't always been able to afford this caliber of videos, which can often cost hundreds of dollars to purchase.

Before making a purchase, site users can preview videos, all of which are provided in cooperation with the original producers of the content. All videos are high-quality and professionally produced. To learn more, visit http://www.BizVision.com.