Louis Chenevert is a French-Canadian businessman who knows how to get the best out of the businesses that he has had. He has worked his way up the hard way and knows exactly what to do when the time is right. One of the businesses that he helped transform in eight short years is a company called United Technology Corporation; Chenevert turned it into a fierce competitor on the world stage.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has raised more than $10 million more than its original fundraising goal of $125 million for its planned expansion project. Instead of ending the campaign, the Kennedy Center has increased its fundraising goal by $50 million. Over the past two years the design has changed and design and construction costs are now $19.5 million. The cost will be covered through donations. One major donor gave $50 million, one gave $20 million, two donors gave $10 million, 8 donors gave $5 million each and 12 other donors gave $1 million apiece. The center is scheduled to reopen in 2018.
Generous philanthropist Dick DeVos gave a million dollars to the project through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The son of the co-founder of Amway, Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. is an entrepreneur, businessman and author. He has donated over $135 million to charitable causes during his life time. The Grand Rapids, Michigan native has focused the majority of charitable giving on artistic, civic, community, educational, free-market economic and religious organizations. In 2010 DeVos gave the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management over $22 million.
Education is an area about which Dick DeVos is very passionate. A qualified helicopter and jet pilot, in 2010 he opened the first aviation public charter high school in the United States. It is called West Michigan Aviation Academy. The public school, which is located on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport grounds, weaves aviation into its basic curriculum and is tuition-free open to all students in the West Michigan community. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, he has given generously to a wide range of educational institutions. DeVos started the Education Freedom Fund which has provided over 4,000 underprivileged children in Michigan with scholarships.
Dick DeVos has held leadership positions in several Grand Rapids area organizations involved in regional health care improvements and downtown revitalization. He’s helped raise $130 million for a local heart hospital and $90 million for a medical school. He also helped to raise $212 million for the convention center, $75 million for downtown arena and $30 million the downtown market. At its annual gathering celebrating philanthropy, the Spectrum Health Foundation gave Dick DeVos its Art of Giving Award in recognition of his continued generosity in supporting charitable causes and organizations. That’s just one of the many awards he has received.
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The Swiss Startup Factory owes much of its success to Mike Baur, his 20 years of experience in the banking industry and his desire to make access to financing more accessible to entrepreneurs. His disruptive and innovative thinking resulted in an incubation process that connects investors, corporations and entrepreneurs. The process also provide the entrepreneurs with coaching, financial advice and mentors.
Despite naysayers saying there was no need or market for a private accelerator program in Switzerland because the country had so many startup programs already and most startup programs had government support, Mike Baur’s experience in banking told him to create a startup boot camp and offer a business execution platform that improves the quality of early stage start ups. He knew offering the startup teams a tough and execution driven experience would improve and accelerate the process. Mike Baur wanted to create an organization that would nurture entrepreneurial solutions to solve the current challenges and that could also withstand market turmoil. By creating the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur offered entrepreneurs maximum freedom for innovation and agile flexible investors ready to act.
Mike Baur’s 20 years of success in the banking industry gave him valuable insight in the industry. From an apprenticeship at UBS, which led to his being appointed to assistant to the managing director of the private banking division, to his position managing Clariden Leu’s operations in Zurich, Mike Baur recognized business opportunities even in an uncertain market. His desire to adapt and take decisive action led to him and his co-founders Max Meister and Oliver Walzer starting what is today the number one privately financed and independent startup accelerator in Switzerland. Its stated mission is to take startups and turn them into global companies that disrupt prevailing norms, products and business models.
Mike Baur says the key to his success is letting the market tell you at an early stage what it does and does not want. This is achieved by creating a prototype of the product and testing it very early in the market to learn from market feedback, needs and validation. When asked what would he do differently if he had to start again, his reply was to become an entrepreneur in his mid twenties and not wait until his late 30s. Mike Baur’s 20 years in the banking industry provided him with mentors, business partners and a network of contacts that he now use to make the Swiss Startup Factory the place that bring the right elements together for the success of his clients and investors.
Sawyer Howitt is a recent high school graduate who is helping grow business and entrepreneurship among millennials. He has developed and honed his skills in business and finance and is now in a very strong position to offer advice to startups and upcoming entrepreneurs on what to watch out for before or after going into business.
For millennials, the options for financing there startups have increased exponentially and it has seen a boom in the successful enterprises mushrooming across America.
He is currently a project manager with Meriwether Group and is also considered as a trustworthy advisor who is working towards changing the structure of commerce in both small and large-scale businesses. This will, in turn, translate to more business growth and development.
He has come up with a five-step program that could prove to be very resourceful for startups.
These five activities include
Hiring the right staff
As a startup, the need to have employees who are aligned with the business goals is very key. When hiring is important to look for talent and skills that are needed in the line of business that the company has oriented itself to. The employees should also be able to embrace the culture of the organization easily. As an employer ensure that your staff is happy and content this will ensure that they give their level best always.
Know the numbers
Sawyer encourages new entrepreneurs to familiarize themselves with the various numbers that have a direct impact on the business. This numbers mostly involve money and could range from capital, payroll, taxes and other expenses that the business.
Develop people skills
Ensure that as an entrepreneur you have some level of people skills that will enable you to articulate issues well and motivate employees in the organization. This skills also come in handy when looking for investors and clients as most are first impressed by how good you are with them before deciding whether to move forward or not.
Maintain business focus
A new business requires a lot of attention and as an entrepreneur, it is important to ensure that you do not divest so much that the core business is hurt by a lack of attention.
The stage of menopause is one of the most defining moments of a woman’s life. Many women fear to go through this juncture given the fact that there are a lot of misconceptions on what happens during this period. We all know that at given point in a woman’s existence they will have to deal with menopause. Women need to understand what happens during this stage so that they can prepare their mind to brace through it.
With a lot of information on reproductive health readily available on the internet, most women are aware of what will happen to their bodies during menopause. In as much as there is a lot of documentation on this matter, the menopause experience is unique to each woman. In some women, the menopause period will be characterized by minor symptoms while in others the stage will be defined by severe symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes, and vaginal desiccation.
Regardless of what menopause holds for each woman, they all need to be aware of certain symptoms and conditions that might arise during this stage. Healthcare professionals in the field of Gynecology can help women know what they should expect and how they can cope.
Anytime women are discussing the subject menopause, there several questions which are bound to come up. One of the main issues is, at what age should a woman expect to deal with menopause? The answer to this problem is not definite. Just like menstruation, menopause doesn’t knock at a specific date and time. But from available statistics, most women can expect menopause anytime between ages 45 and 55 putting the median age of menopause at 51.
Another important question that women can ask about menopause is the likely symptoms one will experience during the stage. According to medical professionals, the menopause symptoms vary one individual to the other. Some will experience hot flashes which are characterized by a sudden change of one’s body temperature while some will experience muscle pains and a change in their moods.
Due to the hormonal changes in a woman’s body during menopause, medical doctors recommend that individuals look up for remedies that can enable them to manage the symptoms of the stage. Some of the known treatments include exercise, herbal therapies and vaginal lubricants for those who experience vaginal dryness.
Dr. David Samadi is one of the most seasoned individuals in the field of reproductive health. Dr. David Samadi is an accredited urologic oncologist with extensive training in several areas of medicine such as open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. David Samadi also boasts of technical know-how in the field of robotic prostate surgery.
You can find Dr. David Samadi at the Lenox Hill Hospital or on social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and his official website.
Great minds always produce great ideas and bring tremendous changes in the world. Marc Sparks is considered to be one of them. Although he was never considered a brilliant and hard-working student at the school, he was able to emerge as a successful serial entrepreneur. He has got almost thirty years of experience, and with the help of it, he has developed numerous start-ups right from scratch. Some of his business ventures have been very successful. Through these extensive ventures, he has been able to make a lot of wealth up to millions of dollars. He always thanks God for this success and fame. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1
He has always been one of a kind, a person who thinks outside the box and in a unique and innovative way. He has progressed in his life mainly because he has been able to achieve what he has always dreamt of. He has also been able to retain many companies including Timber Creek Capital. In order to ensure the success, he makes sure his employees follow a certain set of patterns. Whenever any corporate issue comes up, Marc is all set to take a risk and resolve the matter or to handle any pending business in the presence or absence of employees.
Marc is considered a religious man too. He has found a way of sharing the story of his life though writing. He has also published his book by the name, ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ In his book, Marc has shown the struggles of his life and his journey towards success. He has highlighted his strategies to cope up with the difficulties and hurdles of life. The core of his book is the risks that he takes amidst all the losses he faced. That’s the true spirit of success. He believes that risk taking is all what matters to become the kind of person he is today.
Marc, like all others, did mistakes in his professional life but learned from them and that is why he is now successful. Marc also possesses other unique qualities like being fearless, having a passion to take risks and build something new, believing in himself. He has always treated everyone with patience, kindness and the respect that every individual has. He has never exploited his workers.
Despite all his successes, he has remained humble, down to earth and kind. He, being very kind hearted has always believed in helping others and giving to the needy. He has helped a lot of low-income families to raise their lifestyles through hard work and his assistance. He has financially helped a lot of people to make them stable in their lives so that they can earn for themselves and support their families. He has shown many people the hope and courage to survive in this world.
There has been a misinterpretation that banks are the only secure source of funding businesses. However, considering their long application progressions, intensive paperwork, and high dismissal rates, small businesses have been finding it hard to secure capital loans. However, many SMEs are now turning to alternative finance lenders to borrow loans which have more benefits and not exposed to wide range of risks.
Equities First Holdings is a leader in this sector, and over the last 15 years in operation, the company has performed over 700 transactions and at least nine offices in different places in the world. The company has been registering more borrowers due to its great trustworthiness, transparency, and integrity. By using modern technologies, customers have been able to enjoy conventional and affordable stock loans and thus the trust with clients. More so, many investors are running away from bank loans whereby the institutions have tightened the conditions of their loans and increased their interest rates and more information click here.
If your business investment loan is not approved by the bank that does not mean that your project is not a good one. After the world financial crisis of 2008, you need to understand that banks loans are limiting more borrowers to keep them from more risks as it happened in the great recession. To date, bank loans may not be suitable for startups especially considering the tough conditions and high-interest charges. Equities First stands in the gap of your business financial needs and offers the needed amount of capital you need to grow or develop your enterprise and learn more about Equities First Holdings.
Equities First is one of the few organizations that can understand your financial obligations as opposed to several other obligations in the world. Many businesses that fail to realize their missions is due to lack of enough working capital. Via this link, http://www.equitiesfirst.co.uk/, you can get in touch with the customer care operators and start reaping from stock-based loans.
Imran Haque studied in Santa Domingo and graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), later he went to University of Virginia to study to become an M.D. He was then able to secure his license to practice medicine in North Carolina where he studied to become an internist in the Maintenance of Certification Program. Taking care of his patients is his number one priority and he is very passionate about medicine.
A well established doctor and internist, Imran Haque has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. His main concern is that his patients are diagnosed correctly, which he believes is the only way to get the proper treatment and be prescribed the proper preventative care required for most disorders.
Dr. Imran Haque has the ability to treat a number of health conditions due to the combined efforts of experience, and aid from laboratory and ultrasound technicians. He cares so much for his patients that they build a strong doctor/patient rapport, resulting in many of his patients being treated for special conditions to go on to request him as their primary care physician.
Providing his patients with physical exams, weight and diabetes management, laser hair removal, Venus body contouring, and 360 resurfacing. Dr. Imran Haque is a highly respected physician to the people of the Asheboro and Ramseur areas of North Carolina, as well as nearby surrounding regions. Dr. Imran Haque has the resources available, at Horizon Internal Medicine, to treat his patients all in one location due to having an onsite lab and ultrasound services. Asheboro, North Carolina is where Dr. Haque treats patients of internal medicine or other complications. For patients requiring internal medicine treatment, Dr. Haque will treat them at the Horizon Internal Medicine facility.
The Horizon Medical Facility in North Carolina is a famous medical spot in the state. Residents of the city. or other cities, will make the trip just to be treated by Dr Haque and his friendly staff.
Bruno Jorge Fagali is the name of one of the top upcoming lawyers present in Brazil today. He is among the crop of lawyers that are bringing about a fresh dimension to the Brazilian legal system. Bruno Fagali has practiced law for a number of years, giving him valuable legal work experience as well as in-depth acquaintance in the field of Administrative law.
Bruno Fagali has managed to build for himself an unmatched reputation in this area of law, making him a renowned Administrative Law Expert in Brazil. From 2006, he has worked in a number of law firms that have seen him acquire valuable hands-on work experience in diverse law disciplines. Currently, Bruno Fagali is the Corporate Integrity Manager at Nova/SB. He also practices autonomously via his agency known as Fagali Law Firm.
Education and Work History
Bruno Fagali attended the famous Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) between 2004 and 2009. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Law. He then proceeded for a specialization course in Administrative Law in the same University from the year 2010 up to 2012.
After his specialization course, he enrolled at the University of Sao Paulo for his Masters in State Law in the year 2015 up to 2017.
He works as the Corporate Integrity Manager at New/SB from December 2015 up to today as well as practicing law via his firm named FAGALI Advocacy from July 2016 to present. Bruno Fagali is well versed in State Law, Administrative Law and Parliamentary Law. He has managed to carve a niche for himself in these areas of law.
Work at New/SB
In an interview with Luiz Gustavo Pacete on the process of coming up with a compliance system, Bob Vieira, the founder of New/SB spoke about their appointment of Bruno Fagali. Bob stated that the company faced some difficulties in finding a way to find a compliance system due to its nature of work.
The company had to bring in an Integrity Manager in the form of Bruno Fagali. Bruno Fagali was put in charge of ensuring that the rules were followed to the letter within the agency. His background in the legal field played an important role in his hiring.
Bob Reina is the founder and CEO of one of the top video marketing and communications focused companies on the internet today, Talk Fusion. Reina created the company in 2004 as a response to what he was sure was going to be one of the fastest growing marketplaces on the web: video marketing. Of course Reina was right, we can say that easily over 13 years later, and his company has exploded with growth in the interim. As the charismatic leader of Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina has made sure to get out and spread the message as much as possible and that is why he recently penned an op-ed for the MarTech Advisor.
The MarTech Advisor is a high quality publication that focuses on getting out information to entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and business professionals all around the globe. The digital publication has over 1 million readers from every nook and cranny in the world and you can be sure that they were more than just interested with what Reina had to say, they downright needed to hear his advice. Reina decided to stick to what he knew and focus his new piece completely toward marketing and what to look out for. His newest editorial is live on the MarTech Advisor under the title, “Video Advertising Trends of 2017.” You think this is an area of expertise that Reina is comfortable with? So do we.
Reina’s focus with his newest editorial was all about introducing people to the power of video and the reason as to why he has such passion for the industry. Reina is doing this, as he says, “So readers can capitalize on this massive trend in 2017 and beyond.” Reina’s work is live and well worth digging into, particularly for people who are fascinated by the digital flow of information that allows companies to connect quicker and more effectively than ever. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73t_xeZFmIQ
Reina and Talk Fusion are coming off of an excellent year in 2016 and they are looking to build on it going forward. Last year Talk Fusion received a slew of industry awards for their work on the Video Chat application.