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Who is Truly Making and Serving Clean, Healthy Food?

There isn’t a lot of regulation today when it comes to how foods are labeled to the general public. Yes, they have to include calorie counts and ingredients of course, but they don’t necessarily have to account for the impression they give consumers about the healthiness of their product. They may tell people that a snack or beverage is ‘good for them’, when in reality, it’s the exact opposite. See why this is, and how Hip Cuisine Inc. (OTC: HIPC) is attempting to shift the paradigm for health-conscious consumers everywhere.

Health Foods May Not Be Very Healthy

A typical energy bar on a shelf may be able to give you a boost of protein so you don’t reach for the potato chips during your mid-day break but that doesn’t mean you made the right choice for your body. The truth is that most healthy foods are so packed with sugar and preservatives that you’re really just setting your body up to rise and fall. Sugar gives you a notorious rush, but it doesn’t last long. It just leaves you craving more sugar in a limited amount of time, creating a cycle you’d probably rather not be on. To break that cycle, people need access to better choices. As illness and disease rates climb, more and more consumers are recognizing that food is the key to how we feel and what we do.

The Business of Clean Eating

This dilemma of finding healthier food has led to plenty of companies attempting to dominate an ever-growing space. But Hip Cuisine, Inc. seems to have hit a winning combination of taste and health that’s taking consumers by storm. Hip Cuisine is a global nutritional foods company, that brings fresh, organic foods to the health-conscious consumer. Hip Cuisine also owns Living Gourmet, a line of fresh, organic raw-vegan foods, which include vegan burgers, sandwiches, burritos and soups. The Company also has various joint-ventures with select specialty food, beverage and lifestyle health brands, including an exclusive distribution agreement with Medidate Coffee, a gourmet antioxidant and protein-rich coffee made from date seeds, and a retailer agreement with Charlotte’s Web, a maker of high-cannabidiol (CBD), low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement. Learn more about these major offerings Hip Cuisine and how you can try them for yourself.

Rawkin Juice

Rawkin Juice serves authentic cold pressed juices & smoothies, amazing salads, vegan meals and raw desserts. After years of research Rawkin Juice opened its doors in Burbank in 2014 featuring its state-of-the-art organic-vegan kitchen. The company made its own original, cold-pressed juice and smoothie blends, always made fresh to order, for pick up in person or through online delivery. Its colorful, musical menu creates an upbeat theme and a fun environment for healthy conscious customers. Using local sources for organic fruits and vegetables, the company uses glass bottles exclusively to further demonstrate its commitment to optimum credibility of nutrients.

Living Gourmet

Inspired to create an optimum health lifestyle, Living Gourmet has been identified as “A Pioneer in Raw Food Technique!” By exploring a new set of culinary arts techniques, the company discovered a way to balance the organic flavors of seasonings, herbs, fresh produce, nuts, seeds, and beans to make delicious meals and snacks that are beneficial to the body.

Medidate Coffee

A Mediterranean staple for centuries, new Medidate Coffee is unlike any other ‘coffee’ drink you’ve likely ever experienced – or ever will. Made entirely from antioxidant and protein-rich ground date seeds, pure, organic Medidate Coffee offers a cross between coffee and tea, brilliantly created to offer a calming, cleansing, high fiber ‘coffee,’ great for optimal bone and heart health.

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is a high-cannabidiol (CBD), low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States. It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado. It does not induce the psychoactive “high” typically associated with recreational marijuana strains that are high in THC. In September 2014, the Stanleys announced that they would ensure that the product consistently contained less than 0.3% THC.

Charlotte’s Web is named after Charlotte Figi, born October 18, 2006 (age 11), whose story has led to her being described as “the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America.” Her parents and physicians say she experienced a reduction of her epileptic seizures brought on by Dravet syndrome after her first dose of medical marijuana at five years of age. Her usage of Charlotte’s Web was first featured in the 2013 CNN documentary “Weed”. Media coverage increased demand for Charlotte’s Web and similar products high in CBD, which has been used to treat epilepsy in toddlers and children. It was originally called “Hippie’s Disappointment” as it was a strain that had high CBD instead of THC.

Learn more about Hip Cuisine, their history, the passion behind the products and the goals for the Company and its investors here.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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Get to Know ENDEXX Corp.

ENDEXX Corp. (OTC: EDXC) got its start as a software company before moving into a number of different markets, including nutritional and therapeutic foods and inventory tracking systems. Their main endeavors include providing consumable cannabis products for dogs and tracking systems for retail pharmacies. EDXC has its proverbial irons in a lot of fires these days, but the multiple revenue streams are starting to pay off, putting it on the fast track to becoming a $100 million company in the next three to five years. These recent developments make it a good time for investors to learn more about their mission and leadership.

Getting Its Start

The company got its start more than a decade ago by building out different types of software platforms. Once they had a number of projects completed, they found that the pharmaceutical industry would be the best place to successfully sell their platforms. Retailers could use their technology to improve their tracking systems and to increase their general accountability. EDXC also saw that there was a need for additional CBD products in the marketplace, a specific type of non-psychoactive cannabis that has numerous therapeutic benefits for all mammals. It’s why they started their own line of CBD-infused Phyto-Bites specifically made for dogs to help owners everywhere alleviate their pup’s pain and anxiety.

Making Moves

EDXC has been busy hiring respected professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, so they can get the insight and perspective they need to make a splash in a competitive industry. They understood that they needed a bridge between their software and the pharmacists and store managers who would ultimately use that software. The new leadership in the company is set to provide further advice and refinements for their product. These new team members, which include a former Regional Vice President for Walgreens, will help to round out the company’s mission and streamline their general daily activities. Now, EDXC won’t have to cold-call companies like CVS or Walgreens in order to get their products into their stores. They’ll be able to rely on their leadership’s knowledge and connections to help launch them into the new frontier of their business.

Changing Expectations

The cannabis industry has seen tremendous growth in many areas, not because of its taboo nature but because its proven advantages. Those who have over-anxious puppies or older dogs who are experiencing chronic pain will delight in having Phyto-Bites soft chews to help soothe and relax their pets. CBD is not only all-natural, it’s also virtually free of harmful side effects. And CEO of EDXC, Todd Davis, didn’t take anything for granted when developing their line of products. The company worked with respected doctors and researchers in the industry to ensure that their product was not only safe and scalable, but also effective. The company has been steadily building toward their success – not just jumping into new industries without any preparation.

New Contracts

One major piece of news this year is a contract between Impulse Health and Endexx Corp to implement AutoSpense™. This technology was developed by EDXC as a way to better regulate over-the-counter products, such as Sudafed. The goal is to simultaneously decrease theft and potential abuse while improving the customer experience for legitimate buyers. The need for this technology only continues to grow and is expected to reach $19 billion by 2023. The contract puts EDXC in the perfect position to become the leading provider of this service across retail stores everywhere. They’re even in talks with international pharmaceutical companies to bring the technology overseas.

What’s Next

Now that they’ve laid the foundation for themselves, the goals for EDXC are ramping up. They hope to take their consumable products to 20,000 pharmacies across the nation. (For 2018, they’re focusing their numbers close to 3,000 – 5,000 retail stores.) They’re also hoping to implement their AutoSpense™ technology in up to 5% of retail stores. With revenue split about 50/50 between their consumable products and their dispensing technology, the company is on track to hit $100 million in as little as three years.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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Get to Know Life on Earth Inc. Better

Life on Earth Inc. (OTC QB: LFER) is in the consumables business primarily focused in the beverage and snack categories, but there’s been some confusion surrounding exactly what they do and how they do it. As they have shifted their focus and their business expanded, there have been those that were confused on who the company is today. For those who may not sure what LFER stands for, it’s probably time to get to know Life on Earth Inc. better, so everyone is on the same page.

Making the Switch

LFER may have been known as a Hispanic or ethnic food and beverage company in the past, but they’ve made the switch to focusing on healthier products that offer consumers an alternative to the sugar-laden beverages and snacks that dominate the shelves today. The company is dedicated to finding the tastiest varieties of beverages and snacks that will make health-conscious consumers sit up and take notice. Many of the foods that are marketed as healthy unfortunately fail to meet the nutritional standards that most people should be getting. An average protein bar may be excellent at giving a consumer the energy to make it through the last few hours of work – until they have a sugar crash at the end of the day. LFER makes functional snacks and drinks that burn slower and last longer.

The Benefits of Hemp

There has been a growing demand for cannabis and hemp-based products, as the formerly controversial plant, becomes more accepted in society. But LFER is not a marijuana business and they never have been. The company’s staff, leadership, and marketing materials all reflect that LFER offers hemp products because it’s a healthier and noticeable way to approach a saturated industry. The benefits of hemp are not only proven (and legal), they’re also in high demand in certain geographic locations throughout the US. They’ve already found a solid clientele in California and plan to make New York their next target location. Every product they sell is legal in all 50 states, and there are no future plans to change this fact. LFER follows federal laws – not state laws- and would never do anything to jeopardize the future of their business. Their ultimate hopes are to be listed on a higher exchange. They understand just how pivotal it is for them to stay inside the lines to accomplish this goal.

What Else

LFER was formerly known as Hispanic International Delights of America, Inc., but along with their name change came a shift in attitudes and management. Bringing on new people who are well-versed in the industry, including experienced leaders in the cannabis space, ensures that they can keep their products in line with what the consumer has come to expect and crave. They have tightened up the organization of their business so there is a more streamlined approach to solving logistical problems. The CEO of LFER, Fernando Oswaldo Leonzo, has made it clear that he is open to potential partners who can help strengthen their products, branding, and marketing.

Looking Ahead

While LFER may not have any plans to be a part of the controversial side of the cannabis industry that doesn’t mean they are not open to improving their products lines. Their plan is to continue attracting more consumers who are interested in smart beverages and snacks that can help keep illness at bay. The company is open to new opportunities, so long as those new opportunities meet their current company standards. The company may have been primarily known for their ethnic beverages and treats in the past, but the pivot officially began February 20, 2018. A new name, a new ticker symbol, and a new philosophy symbolizes their transition from one focus to the next. They are not marketing their products toward specific ethnic groups, but toward anyone who wants great-tasting food and drinks that also happen to be good for them.

As the health food industry continues to climb in profits, LFER is prepared to capitalize on this momentum and with that addition of hemp-based products, that is busy sweeping the nation, the company can look forward to growing even faster. The company is committed to marketing and distributing great-tasting products that can meet the public’s ever-growing demands for better alternatives and smarter options.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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Terra Tech Corp. Making Moves to Solidify Their Position as an Industry Leader in the Marijuana Markets

The marijuana market has had to move quickly in the last few years, especially considering the growth it’s experienced all across the country. When California legalized adult-use marijuana at the end of 2016, the scramble was on for companies to get their permits in order to capitalize on the moment. Terra Tech Corp (OTC QX: TRTC) received temporary authorization to serve both the adult and the medical markets starting January 2018, and they’ve been busy satisfying the immediate influx in demand.

But TRTC also wants to do far more than service patients and customers at its dispensaries and retail outlets in both Northern and Southern California as well as Nevada. They’re hoping to cultivate and grow their own products on their way to achieving full vertical integration. Between lock-up agreements with management, land purchases, and a general reputation for anticipating a diverging market, TRTC is on the verge of making a big splash for customers and investors alike.

First Position

There were very few companies who were able to secure a January 1, 2018 authorization to sell adult-use cannabis, and it put TRTC in a unique position to strike while the iron is hot. California was the very first state to legalize medical marijuana, and they’re expected to become the largest market in the country. This is the time when consumers and patients will be exploring their options and establishing their loyalty. With all the options on the market, they’ll be looking for a dispensary that has quality products, customer service, and a wide selection from which to choose. TRTC manages to check off every box on the list as they ramp up their business to fit the new scale of need. The company has already signed on two craft cultivators of premium cannabis that they believe will drive profits in the right direction. The new plants are not only free of pesticides and chemicals, they also set new standards for potency and purity.

Lock-Up Agreements

TRTC recently saw several of its high-level executives, including the COO, CEO, and CFO, sign lock-up agreements for a full year. These lock-up agreements show investors that the company is dedicated to stability, both in terms of leadership and stock prices. Two directors of the company also signed lock-up agreements, ensuring a unity in long-term strategy. And when the lock-up agreements expire (around the start of 2019), investors likely won’t have to worry about a dreaded stock price drop. The cannabis market is not only growing strong, it’s also poised to launch companies like TRTC into a new realm. CEO Derek Peterson built his career in finance where he became accustomed to exploring and exploiting every new angle to make his company more money. He’s combining that business savvy with a personal mission to bring the healing power of cannabis to an eager audience.

Land Purchases

In October of 2017, TRTC started making moves to purchase property in southern California. This commercial property represents a tremendous opportunity for TRTC to start cultivating their own plants so they can meet their customer’s needs without having to rely on outside suppliers. The key to a successful cannabis enterprise is being able to adapt to each region’s needs without violating any regulations. One dispensary may primarily serve those who are looking for anxiety or depression relief while another may primarily serve those with chronic pain. As the research becomes more definitive and the strains become more specific, TRTC will have the resources to keep up with each new demand.

There is so much happening at TRTC as they lay the groundwork to take the market by storm, but it’s clear the best is still yet to come. Their success lies in their preparation to handle an industry that is still rife with potential pitfalls. Staying profitable isn’t just a matter of staffing a dispensary anymore, but a constant, concentrated effort to keep up with an ever-changing space. TRTC will continue to take proactive measures that keep them ahead of the pack – no matter what it takes.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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Get to Know Right On Brands, Inc.

Right On Brands, Inc. (OTC QB: RTON) is a relative newcomer to the growing cannabis industry, but they’ve already hit some significant goals in short amount of time. With three brands under their belt, Humbly Hemp, Endo Brands, and Humble Water Co, they’re ready to make waves in a chaotic space. The company manufacturers health conscious beverages and foods made with the therapeutic power of hemp, and their progress has been undeniable. CEO Daniel Crawford is taking his company in a few unexpected directions, so it may be time to learn more about this ambitious company.

A Chance Occurrence

Like many start-ups, RTON got its start with a simple revelation of a seemingly obvious missed opportunity. Crawford could walk into a health foods store and see a whole wall of soy-protein foods and yet he couldn’t find nearly as many choices for his favored choice of protein – hemp. Analyzing the popular protein bars on the market, it didn’t take long for him to find that most bars contained as much sugar as an average candy bar. He recognized that there didn’t necessarily need to be more choices on the market but that those choices should better reflect the real nutritional needs of the average consumer.

Laying the Groundwork

Crawford had its first products on the market in June 2017 with his line of protein bars under the name Humbly Hemp. With three flavors available in a number of stores around Southern California, he found there was definitely a demand for his unique brand of products. RTON was also diligently at work perfecting their Endo Brands line in a variety of choices for the consumer. This success led him to partner with established distributor Statewide Beverage Co.

Support and Partnership

Statewide is not only one of the most trusted in the industry, they’ve also been vocal about how large the demand is for quality hemp and CBD oil products in the state. They’re excited to be partnering with RTON as the hemp market is only going to keep growing. Last year, RTON also secured a joint venture with Spring Hill Water Co in Montana. It ensures the company has unlimited access to fresh water, so they can continue developing their water-based hemp beverages.

Stepping Forward

RTON is currently raising money to build their own bottling brand in the nearby areas. They’re researching and developing a number of other products and setting up supply chains for their hemp oil – the same hemp oil that will be infused into their products. They’ve also introduced Endo Drops in four different flavors. This product is a type of tincture, which can be taken either alone or put into foods or beverages. The drops are being marketed, in part, as hemp oil supplements for people who are new to cannabis. Endo Drops are economical, easy to use, and an effective way for the body to absorb the benefits of hemp.

Plans for 2018

Early 2018 will see an aggressive campaign to get their protein bars in as many as 2,000 stores in the Southern California area. They plan to follow a similar strategy when it comes to their Endo Brands as well. They’ve hired a new Director of Product Development who has a significant amount of experience in extracts and supplements. Developing a health conscious food may not be a new idea, but RTON is going to show the market that there’s room for improvement. By standardizing both the price and the consistency of all of their products, RTON believes that can gain the loyalty they need to continue developing their brands.

As the new year rolls along, RTON will be busy putting all of their puzzle pieces into place. Luckily, they’re in the perfect location to do this. Southern California is one of the most forward-thinking states in the country, and it’s the place where trends start to spread through the rest of the country. Crawford has the privilege of being in the middle of it all as his company makes its way from start-up to success.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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Meet Derek Peterson: The Successful and Passionate CEO of TRTC

The CEO of Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC), Derek Peterson, didn’t get his job by sitting around and waiting for opportunity to knock. With public opinion shifting to a 64% approval rating for the legalization of cannabis, Derek decided to become a proactive force in a dynamic and often controversial industry. His role is to drive change based on public demand and environmental sustainability. He oversees two separate divisions: cannabis and produce. With 11 acres of cultivation centers, 15 permits total in California and Nevada, and new developments constantly in the works, Derek has a lot to juggle on any given day.

By 2021, the industry is projected to hit $21 billion, leading a lot of people to believe that being an entrepreneur is little more than a cash-grab. But Derek knows that there’s so much more to success than being in the right place at the right time. His track record is littered with success after success not because he’s lucky, but because he knows how to work a little harder and a whole lot smarter.

Beginning his career in finance at Crowell, Weedon & Co, Derek soon realized he had a knack for sales at the financial advisory firm. As the largest independent brokerage on the West Coast, he was able to climb the ranks to partner and Branch supervisor in just six years! He secured sales of more than $10 million before moving onto Wachovia Securities in Orange County. There, he excelled as the 1st VP and Branch Manager before accepting a senior VP position at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. With help from his team, Derek was able to oversee and manage combined assets of up to $10 million.

Derek is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Management. He also holds a number of titles and licenses, including his Series 7, General Securities Sales Supervisor Series 9 and 10, National Commodity Futures Series 3, Series 65 and California Insurance License. He is a CFP® Professional who has worked with numerous governmental and tax authorities in the Northern California area. He’s also been involved with officials at the SEC to smooth over any potential hiccups with the publicly traded TRTC.

But cannabis isn’t just a business to Derek the way finance was. It’s not just a list of licenses and permits that give him the authorization he needs to make money. He understands the true value behind opening up a world beyond traditional pharmaceuticals. From addiction to potentially life-threatening side effects, drug companies continue to debut dangerous prescriptions that often serve their bottom line more than their patients. Derek saw the need for more options to help them cope with a variety of legitimate medical issues.

As a cardholder, Derek’s seen first-hand just how effective medical marijuana can be when treating chronic pain or illness. It’s safe, natural, and often the most effective long-term choice compared to traditional medications. It’s just one of the reasons he decided to operate MediFarm and to apply for its establishment license in Nevada. He’s looking to do more than sell a product — he wants to bring genuine relief to a population in desperate need of it. His compassion combined with his efficiency has been a winning ticket for Terra Tech Corp.

You see while Derek had a very successful career on Wall Street, it was his love of surfing that sent him in an ambulance to the hospital with a broken neck. Between the painkillers out of the hospital and his experience in the hospital with Dilaudid, Peterson soon realized that the drugs doctors were prescribing were not a fit for him. Like so many others, including professional athletes, he started using medical marijuana for relief on his road to recovery. This journey is what inspired Peterson for a career change, and that career change happens to be running the first ever publicly traded producer of medical and recreational marijuana.

Derek has devoted himself to making his company thrive, and anyone who knows him can see his fervor play out in practically every move he makes. He knows that merely showing up isn’t going to enough to make his mark in an increasingly competitive space, and he’s prepared to rise to the challenges no matter where they come from. Between political pushback and an ever-growing business agenda, his days are full of one hurdle after another. Luckily, his background and passion make him the perfect CEO to ensure TRTC continues to thrive.

About the Author

Stuart Smith is the CEO and Founder of SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/the-small-cap-daily-small-cap-newsletter/

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