Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMEV)
Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMEV) continues to prove itself as one of the brightest stars on the investment horizon, a conclusion that is easy to draw because of two simple facts:
- The company has a dynamite product that people all over the world love to use
- The product is a money engine for any small business that chooses to provide it as a service
It's a hard combination to beat and it explains why the company has taken off even during current miserable economic times. As revenues and earnings continue to expand, so does share price, but the company is still young with anticipation for even greater growth.
It's fair to say that the company's flagship product, SpaCapsule®, has effectively defined the worldwide standard for personal automated massage and stress relief systems. The futuristic looking capsule is stand-alone, requiring no special hookups other than a standard plug-in power supply. Users simply lie down in the capsule fully clothed, and allow the system's sophisticated software to immerse them in a flood of carefully choreographed sensory stimuli.
Computer controlled jets of water, pulsating against a water-tight membrane, massage the body, relaxing all muscles and gently stimulating nerves. An elaborate sound system, perfectly balanced with the massage and coupled with corresponding visual stimuli, work directly on the mind, removing stress and promoting a sense of calm and well being. The system even provides aroma therapy, found to be one of the quickest and most effect ways to enhance mood. None of this is accidental. SpaCapsule was invented by doctors Ella Frenkel and Ilya Spivak who knew the effect stress can have on the body and set out to do something about it. The result is a system like no other, a product that virtually sells itself.
But perhaps the real beauty of the system is the way it is being used. Small businesses and entrepreneurs soon realized that adding the SpaCapsule experience to their offerings was a sure-fire money machine, generating income from day-one. It wasn't long before you could find SpaCapsule in doctors' offices, sports centers, hotels, nursing homes, and spas, as well as in private homes. At last count, it has been sold in over thirty countries, on six continents. As if all that weren't enough, SpaCapsule is now gaining attention as a therapeutic weight-loss and cellulite reduction treatment.
In spite of its remarkable success, there appears to be little doubt that Simulated Environment Concepts is still in only the beginning stages of a major climb. New stories of success are published constantly, and the global market for the world's most advanced personal wellness system seems endless.
Uranium Energy Corp (AMEX: UEC)
There are a lot of exploration and mining companies out there, many of them forgettable. It's a word you won't hear applied to Texas-based Uranium Energy Corp (AMEX: UEC). Part of this is due to their high-powered management team, entrepreneurs and industry experts from some of the most successful companies in the U.S. and Canada. And part of it is due to the fact that the company controls one of the largest databases of historic uranium exploration and development in the country. It has allowed them to target for acquisition only those properties that have already been the subject of significant exploration and development, properties that now face huge potential gains in value as worldwide demand for uranium continues to grow.
So far, UEC has focused its acquisition efforts on Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah, historically the single most active region for uranium mining in the U.S. Its most recent announcement was the success of their drilling program at the Palangana project in South Texas, a prior producing in-situ (ISR) project not far from the company's fully licensed uranium processing plant. The current program addresses a newly developed G-sand trend that extends for 4.5 miles as well as six known exploration zones where the UEC has already established an NI 43-101-qualified Inferred resource of more than one-million pounds of U3O8. The plan now is to produce and ship uranium-bearing resins from the site to the processing plant starting in the fourth quarter of this year.
All this couldn't have happened at a better time. With governments around the world facing increased environmental pressures to reduce the use of fossil fuels, the prospects for nuclear power and uranium have never been greater. Dozens of new nuclear power plants have already been commissioned around the world. China, India, and Russia alone have permitted the construction of 75 new reactors. Right now there is an estimated uranium supply shortfall of 80 million pounds per year, a shortage expected to continue for some time.
UEC's strategy is sound and its operations are managed by people with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry. In addition, they are well financed to execute this strategy, an important differentiator with respect to other exploration and mining companies. The net result is an investment opportunity in a well-founded company pursuing one of the hottest markets in the world.
VizStar Inc. (OTCBB: VIZS)
VizStar Inc. (OTCBB: VIZS) has successfully tapped into a large and growing market as a premier aviation charter broker, providing their clients an efficient, cost-effective, and far more comfortable way to get where they want to go. With as little as four hours notice, VizStar can make all the travel arrangements for any trip, short or long, business or pleasure.
VizStar's clients avoid crowded commercial airports, long security lines, baggage check lines, and delayed flights. In addition, the company offers chauffeured limousine pickup with planeside drop off, as well as any kind of needed technical support, accounting, legal, or secretarial services, even including things like spa treatments, event planning, and childcare. And they do this without the hassles and costs normally associated with traditional air charter operations.
- There are no monthly fees, no up-front commitments, no membership costs at all.
- There are no long-term required investments.
- Clients realize 20-30% savings on jet charter over fractional program companies.
- Trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to cover every possible need.
Key to all of this is the fact that the company itself does not own or operate aircraft. All charter flights are operated by FAA Certified Part 135 air carriers, meeting all FAA requirements for commercial transportation of retail charter clients. As a result, clients have access to 5,700 executive jet aircraft in over 7,000 airports worldwide, even jumbo jets. They've made it so easy and affordable that corporations are increasingly turning to private charter services as a way of removing the costs and responsibilities of maintaining their own service. Tough economic times have accelerated the shift, with VizStar now in an excellent position to ride the trend.