Hurricane Harvey, which was rated a category four cyclone as confirmed by the National Hurricane Centre, hit San José Island in Texas on 25th August 2017. The damage caused by the hurricane was projected to be 125 billion US dollars. It is during this time that a Dallas based company, Stream Energy, came to the rescue of the locals affected and assisted in easing the recovery process.
It was among the first companies at that time to step in. The company came in handy especially in reducing the financial burden incurred by most of its customers. All this was made possible after Stream Energy had yielded significant energy sales in the past years.
Stream Energy has kept a tradition of putting corporate philanthropy among its top core values and priorities. To strengthen its philanthropy, Stream Energy launched its charity foundation known as Stream Cares. They believe it was one of the best ways of driving and increasing its philanthropy agenda in Texas and other areas in the United States of America.
Through its philanthropy and charity activities, Stream has been able to showcase it as a significant part of their brand. It has enabled the company to in one way or the other give back to the society in a unique way. As they do the philanthropy activities, the company creates a sense of togetherness between the people and them. One advantage is the company receives support from the public in case of any controversies or scandals that may rock them in their course of dispensing their mandates, e.g., decreases etc.
Stream Energy came up with an ingenious business system, whereby by directly selling its energy, it invests in its partners and develop a linkage of loyal customers and ultimately deliver a broader range of products and services.
Stream Energy partners, in the long run, earn commissions emanating from the sales made by working as an individual entrepreneur and business owners. The employees have been from time to time monitoring and checking the number of homeless people in Dallas.
They intervene through one of its hope projects known as Hope Project Company to supply essential commodities to the homeless, e.g., diapers, clothing, and school supplies. The company will continue playing its pivotal role in alleviating suffering especially the less fortunate and homeless in Dallas and Texas at large.
Joel Friant has reintroduced his popular Original Habanero Shaker, this time available on online marketplaces. Joel first introduced the Original Habanero Shaker in the mid-1990’s and it was available in grocery stores in the Washington State area. Before the launch of his signature product, Joel owned a restaurant.
Joel’s restaurant, a fast food restaurant that specialized in Thai style dishes, was one of the places Joel got inspiration for the Original Habanero Shaker. His customers loved the spicy dishes offered by the restaurant, and Joel wanted them to be able to add even more spice by providing chili pepper shakers at the tables. Joel could not find a pepper shaker that satisfied his desire for quality, so he set out to create his own.
Joel sampled different varieties of habanero peppers. He traveled around the United States and abroad in search of the perfect pepper. When he found the premier habanero, Joel developed a way to sun dry the peppers and to reduce the peppers into flakes. He then selected the highest quality packaging available, to ensure that the flavor he worked so hard to capture was preserved. The result was the Original Habanero Shaker.
After launching the Original Habanero Shaker, Joel worked in a few other business. For a time he was employed by a real estate firm. He worked as a salesman and then eventually the manager of the firm’s mortgage loan branch office.
Joel also began to study different markets and how they worked. He developed the Income Thermostat, along with several other market-based strategies, and began to teach others his methods. People were excited to hear what Joel had to say, so he published several articles on the matter, and eventually began to host webinars which were attended by thousands of people.
Recently, Joel has brought his Orginal Habanero Shaker into the 21st century by marketing it on online platforms. He also studies cryptocurrencies and blockchains, especially bitcoin and hopes to share his understanding of these things with others.
Mike Baur has turned from banking advisor and manager to pursuing a new investment in Swiss startup companies and providing aspiring entrepreneurs funding to get it all going. Baur had become tired of the grind and doing the same routine in banking, and also saw signs that the economic landscape was drastically changing as technology companies were becoming successful across the world. So he assembled a team of investors and other clients he had met during his time in banking and founded the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) to become an incubator for technology and other startups in Switzerland.
Mike Baur often travels to business schools and corporate events to give lectures on making startups successful, and he once shared with Red Bulletin five main points that startups should follow. The first is that entrepreneurs should trust their own ideas and never be afraid to share them with others. The second is never to be afraid of failure because at some point it will lead to success if you stick with your ideas. Thirdly, he said you have to ignore those who don’t believe you can succeed because there will always be naysayers. Fourth, Baur said you must be willing to work as hard as you can with your startup, and his final point was to be willing to break a rule or norm that has long governed the industry.
Mike Baur has certainly put his principles to work at the SSUF and has served as an advisor to Think Reloaded AG. The SSUF is all about putting startups to work in a fast-paced environment and also including physical and mental challenges to the chosen participants in a 3-month program. By the end of this program, the finalists are given office space and business equipment to start turning their ideas into fluid businesses. What Baur is currently doing is very different from what he was doing in his early professional career.
Nearly 20 years ago, Baur was an apprentice who was told by a manager at UBS Bank that he would be promoted at different timelines in his banking career, and eventually retire at a certain age. Baur did receive several promotions and also completed several university programs at the University of Bern and later Rochester University. He spent several years as a manager at UBS Bank, later moved to Clariden Leu, and then Credit Suisse before changing his career. One year after founding the SSUF, he opened the Innovation Lab Fribourg.
Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Amy Winehouse, and Lindsay Lohan are always in the media for one reason or another. These wayward celebrities have become famous because of their behavior rather than their talents. Lori Senecal believes that brands can adopt the approach used by these celebrities to conquer various markets. She notes that consumers are usually keen to follow the buzz. They will always try out any trendy product. According to Lori, people can learn a lot from the wayward celebrities.It is always crucial for people to have a great stylist. The career of Lindsay Lohan has significantly benefited from great stylists. The efforts made by her stylist helped in transforming her from a Disney teen Queen to a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld. Moreover, Nicole Ritchie was transformed from being a ‘stripper casual’ to a red-carpet taste maker. Notably, some companies have adopted this approach of having innovative stylist. For instance, Apple’s iPhone benefited greatly from having an appealing design despite its problematic features and technical abilities.
Celebrities are masters of great comebacks. These individuals are always turning around negative situations such as bottoming out in rehab, unwanted pregnancies, and jail times, into millions of dollars. For instance, Martha Stewart made millions from the publicity surrounding her tax evasion. Different high-ranking companies such as Nintendo, have used this great comeback strategy to enhance their reputation in the market. The company’s Wii product has brought with it several useful features that have seen the reinvention of gaming devices.Sticking to one talent limits one’s income. Expanding one’s talent profile increases his or her sources of revenue. Many actors are now directors, online entrepreneurs, producers, and clothing line owners. This approach has been employed by the Xbox, which has introduced more features, to make it more than just a gaming console. The device can now play movies, access internet, and connect to other home entertainment devices.
About Lori Senecal
Lori Senecal is an advertising guru and executive leader. The former president and CEO of the MDC Partners Network is the current global chief executive officer of Crispin Porter & Bogusky. Lori is in charge of overseeing the company’s global operations. She is expected to help the company expand. Her appointment to this position came after Infiniti awarded CP+B over $450 million. Lori will work closely with other executive leaders of the firm, including Andrew Keller, Richard Pinder, and Steve Erich. She has extensive experience leadership skills.
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The increasing population of Brazil’s middle class is transforming shopping malls into magnets for the country’s increasing affluent consumers. Developers, on the other hand, have spotted a great opportunity for changing consumer’s shopping experience by developing more shopping arcades. Statistics has it that by the end of 2012, the shopping mall count was 40 percent higher compared to the number of malls in 2015. Another research shows that Brazilians appetite for shopping consumer goods is increasing and they spend two to three times as long in shopping malls compared to North Americans.
While these figures continue to rise, Roberto Santiago continues to position himself to reap the benefits. The Brazil-based entrepreneur has bet on an ongoing concept of providing a variety of fun and leisure options as well as stores all under one roof, the Manaira Shopping Centre. His idea is to show that the Brazilian state of Paraiba can have something that lightens it up beside the rich cuisine, beautiful beaches, and the amazing sunset. The mall is built in proximity to the beaches on the north coast of João Pessoa city. Read more articles on jornaldaparaiba.com
Located in Paraiba, Brazil is Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping which is the biggest commercial center in Paraiba and among the largest in Brazil. The mall was opened in 1989 and has since offered an assortment of options to satisfy anyone seeking for fun and tranquility while shopping. Since construction, the mall has undergone five expansions to accommodate 280 stores, an electronic amusement park, space reserves ballroom, children’s buffet Pirlimpimpim, bowling alleys and movie theaters.
Manaira Shopping also features a Gourmet Space which offers a perfect atmosphere for people who want to have some tranquility with their families. There is a hamburger and steak house that sells sumptuous snacks. There is also a large food court where families can comfortably sit while enjoying their food.
Completed in November 2009, is the Domus Hall is located on the roof of Manaira Shopping. The hall can accommodate 10,000 people in its two-story structure. The first structure is the ground floor which hosts public events, and the other is the mezzanine level that has individual cabins for private affairs and lounge music. The hall is large enough to host festivals, cultural events, and art exhibitions. It is also equipped with acoustics and advanced sound equipment for theatrical productions and concerts.
The owner of Manaira Shopping, Roberto Santiago was born in 1958 in the city of João Pessoa. He studied business at the Pio X-Marist College and later attended the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he studied business administration. He started his career creating and distributing carton materials before becoming a renowned entrepreneur in João Pessoa. Read more on Exame.
The concept of shared office space is not new. It actually was way back in 1971 when the idea of open spaces and community bonding was in vogue that this concept was born. It was the drive to be more open with each other and share ideas in a more open environment that triggered the co-working movement.
This type of co-working environment didn’t catch on completely in the 1970s and 1980s. IBM had some success with open offices, but no other company could match that success. The time just wasn’t ripe for shared office space or co-working.
The late 1990s when the Internet was first introduced was when the concept finally solidified enough for companies to take a serious look at co-working and sharing office space. As the Internet’s popularity grew and people were able to work from home via the Internet, the more interest grew in shared office space.
New York City became the “hub” of the movement to rent out and share office space. This was mainly due to New York’s financial and real estate market. Office space was at a premium and companies were no longer able to justify building new office buildings. Many of the office sharing companies actually had their start when the real estate market tightened in the late 1980s.
There are a number of reasons why the co-working trend is not a fad. The fact is the Internet has freed entrepreneurs to work wherever they want to work. However the Internet also insolates people so there is no physical interaction. Open office space allows likeminded people to get together in a physical space and collaborate. The physical interaction gives entrepreneurs the freedom to create wonders such as the world has not seen.
Workville is an organization that offers coworking building space in New York, and boasts of a community of talented start-ups and small businesses that have taken advantage of Workville’s central locations in Manhattan near Times Square and Broadway. Twenty four hour access and ready to move in offices are what most people are looking for when shopped for shared office space in New York City.
Bruce Levenson has had a great career in the NBA. Although he was never a player, he has made a huge impact on the game. When he first purchased the Atlanta Hawks, they were one of the worst teams in the league. Now the Hawks have respect and a growing fan base. If you want to take things to the next level in your organization, learning from Bruce Levenson is a great idea. He is now involved in a lawsuit with an insurance company concerning his time with the Atlanta Hawks.
In the early days of the franchise, things were not looking good. The Hawks were a bad team with little talent. Not only were games boring, but the fans did not get involved. As the value of the team dropped, Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson decided to buy in. There are a lot of people who were surprised by this move. Even a bad NBA team costs a lot of money and it was a huge financial risk. However, with a lot of hard work, Bruce Levenson has been able to take things to the next level with his team.
Bruce Levenson wants to continue to invest in his team and build up his legacy. He is someone who is looking forward to the future, especially with all of the things that he has planned. If you are someone who is looking to build a great business, learning from UCG founder Bruce Levenson is a great way to get started. Few people have been able to turn around something as bad as the Atlanta Hawks. If you want to start investing in your future, start by learning how other people have done so. Once the lawsuit is over, Bruce Levenson will get back to running his companies that he loves.
David Osio is the founder and the President of the Davos Financial Group of companies in Venezuela. David has been committed to providing financial advice to customers throughout the business’ activities. He has been able to boost the industry’s profitability thereby locating and establishing new independent and licensed businesses. This includes companies in New York, Geneva, Miami and Panama.
Osio ventured into the banking law in 1984 and joined the Caracas law firm MGO. He was in charge of corporate clients like Ferro Corporation and Consolidated Bank. As a Legal Advisor in the banking industry, Osio gained a lot of experience that earned him greater positions in the business. He was therefore given a leading role in the Private Banking Division of Banco Latino International (BLI) in Miami. The great capitalist was promoted to be the Vice President of Banking Commercial within two years of his appointment.
Under his leadership as the Vice President, the firm’s customer portfolio increased significantly in value. This positioned the bank as the international player of standing. Following his great stint with BLI, David established the Davos Financial Group of Companies in 1993. The group is highly recognized for its economic competence and social responsibility.
David Osio and the Davos Real Estate Group launch a new estate application
On June 22, 2016, The Davos Real Estate Group, an independent company of the Davos Financial Group launched its new mobile application; the Davos CAP Calculator. The application’s key objective is to estimate the return on real estate investments in which the client is interested.
The application has been developed based on modern technology platforms and is available for Android devices and iPhone. It is the start of a set of complementary apps that will provide an opportunity to identify properties via mobile phones.
His Charitable Works
Besides his financial success, the David and the Davos Group of Companies has managed to maintain sustainable corporate responsibility. In addition to this, the firm has partnered with non-profits organizations supporting the arts and culture. Other beneficiaries include the Miami Symphony Orchestra, UMA Foundation, and the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation.
David Osio’s and Davos economic opportunities and charitable contributions have been lauded through several international awards. This includes the Medal of Honor from the US Congress, Movers and Shakers 2009 and the South Florida Business Leaders 2009. Furthermore, they as well received the 2014 Miami Award Winner in a program that recognizes and honors the achievements and positive contributions of firms in the Miami area.
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Alexei Beltyukov is the Russian serial entrepreneur to watch. He started a career in medicine, but switched gears and in 1997 graduated with an MBA from INSEAD, a graduate business school founded in Fontainebleau, France. Since graduating he has launched several companies and currently serves as an advisor to a foundation, Endemic Capital, A-Ventures Ltd, New Gas Technologies, Mechanicus and the Skolkovo Foundation.
The successful entrepreneur, Alexei Beltyukov is also a committed philanthropist. He founded Endemic Capital in 2013 as a resource to provide funding for Russian start-up companies. He established the Russian Alumni Scholarship of INSEAD to provide financial support for Russians accepted at the institution. In his role as Vice President at the Skolkoyo Foundation he provides grants for Russian technology start-ups and resources for Russian entrepreneurs looking to expand their business opportunities.
Given his extensive support of education, Alexei Beltyukov was brought on board as the CEO to Solvy in 2015. Solvy is an innovative and free online educational platform that makes high school mathematics more accessible to students and teachers. The software allows educators to handpick many of the areas their students struggle with such as word problems, solving equations and interpreting tables and graphs. Teachers can assign practice assignments based on the needs of the student. The program also allows educators to track their students’ progress and help them to develop the appropriate classroom curriculum.
The software focuses on mathematics, a subject where American students underperform. Students’ progress is tracked and personalized recommendations are made to help students achieve the best results. According to Alexei Beltyukov, Solvy generates homework and quizzes based on the parameters set by the teacher. The software makes it easier for teachers to see if a student is grasping a concept or requires additional help.
The objective of the software is to streamline and simplify how high school students learn math. The student will progress at their own pace and will continue to work on a specific area until they grasp the concept. Teachers monitor the student’s progress and adapt their curriculum accordingly.
Kevin Seawright recently made an appearance on the Larry Young Morning Show. He is the founder of RPS Solutions a company who works with the citizens of Baltimore City to help them attain home ownership. He aims to increase the overall ownership rate in the city to above 48.3% in total. He feels that it is possible to achieve those numbers with hard works and communication with the residents of the area.
He also is making strides in creating ways for residents to invest in the community and help to make their own life better. Overall his goal is to build a more stable economic Society. Kevin Seawright goes on to tell Young that he is committed to helping people attain home ownership. He mostly works with first-time home buyers and is looking to give them more opportunities than ever before. Kevin Seawright is also helping to work to create safer more secure neighborhoods. He wants new homeowners and residents to be proud of their homes and where they live.
Kevin Seawright is the CFO and Vice-president of Newark Economic Development Corporation. For over thirteen years he has worked to help individuals and communities achieve their dream of home ownership. He has made his career about helping the community and its individual members. Kevin Seawright has served in various financial leadership roles over the years and has been able to not only be an effective leader but to also maintain positive relationships with both the local government and the members of the community.