Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: November 12, 2018
You might have heard about the philanthropic efforts of Stream Energy in the news. If you read the patch.com article, however, you would see why these efforts can be easily distinguished from other charitable effortsseen within the business community. Two things distinguish the efforts of Stream Energy.
The people that run Stream Energy and the people that direct sell for them actively participate in each of the charitable programs that the company engages in. This says a whole lot more than merely cutting a check! Also, Stream Cares is the company division handling matters of charity. That’s correct; the company has a dedicated arm for philanthropic efforts. This sort of thing was unheard of years ago yet it occurs a great deal with millennials beginning startups. This dedicated branch teams with other charitable groups to assist Dallas locals (and other Texans) that find themselves needy. Their efforts are impressive.
When Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas, Stream Energy was one of the first companies that donated money to the cause; even beating the federal funds. There were 56 inches of rain in the city of Houston, and Stream Cares was there. Remember when tornadoes hit the northern region of Texas (the day after Christmas?) Stream was there. Stream Energy, through Stream Cares, raised thousands of dollars. Stream’s corporate division matched what the direct seller contractors donated. This is something Stream does to bolster the amount of assistance provided through the arm. When local veterans that were needy where taken to a nice steakhouse only to be fed burgers, ribs, and steaks with all the BBQ fixings? Stream Cares was behind this too! When the rough winds blow or veterans are in need, Stream uses the arm to provide philanthropy with a personalized twist.
Stream sells direct energy, cell phone service and other plans for families that are on the market for cost-effective options. Their associates are direct sellers that are recognized as independent contractors on their tax returns. This means that each associate can provide their own high level of entrepreneurial effort, not only in business and direct selling but in philanthropytoo.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: October 26, 2018
Clay Hutson is an entrepreneurthat started up his own business in the music industry. Hutson’s company provides musicians and others with excellent live show services and sound engineering. He majored in theatre design in college and quickly found work afterwards as an audio engineer. He eventually became a project manager and realized that he could offer people more if he had his own company. Hutson has worked with the likes of Kid Rock, Guns’n’Roses, Garbage, and Pink and continues to help musicians make their stage shows superb.
In 2005, Clay Hutson traveled with the “Bleed Like Me” tour, which was with the band Garbage. He served as a monitor engineer during the tour, which took place on three continents. Hutson also worked with Billy Graham during one of his tours and also worked on the “Honda Civic Tour.“ He is able to turn his ideas in realities by having a deep understanding of the industry he works in. Computers have always given him a helping hand as he is able to more clearly see a design idea before implementing it on stage.
Clay Hutson does his best to pay close attention to every single detail of what is needed for a live show and always works hard to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. Instead of doing the bare minimum, he works extra hours to make sure that all of his crew knows what they are doing. His reputation has been built on the quality services he has offered and that he continues to offer. As a man who is aware of the dangers of not doing everything correctly in the music industry, he always double and triple checks his work.
In the music industry, there are many different new technologies that are always being introduced. Clay Hutson always stays on top of these technologies in order to better serve his clients. He has taken an interest, of late, in mobile lighting for its ability to keep everything lit up well while also being easier to move around. At the same time, Hutson is very aware of overdoing it with technology and believes that some of the best shows come from the creative minds of the musicians who are running them.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: October 29, 2018
In today’s world of female empowerment, Doe Deere has secured her place among the best of the most influential ladies in the world. With a business model that has made her one of the most recognizable names in the industry, her definitive approach to utilizing all resources available has made even competitors show their respect. From a humble start in social media marketing, her brands Lime Crime and Poppyangeloff have grown to almost cult-like status, and for good reason. Entrepreneurial integrity, coupled with a undeniably unique style, has proven to make Doe Deere a formidable opponent for those mass produced competitors in which she conquers on a daily basis.
With roots based in her fashion studies at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Doe Deere(born Xenia Vorotova) built upon traditional ideals of looks to put her own spin on cosmetics, jewelry and clothing. First tackling the clothing world during the days of Myspace by selling her own designs on Ebay, her looks quickly took off and grew to heights almost unimaginable. With a focus on bringing the fantasy world to everyday wearable fashion, her Unicorn Hair dye became incredibly iconic. It’s safe to say that today anyone in the world of fashion knows her name, has bought her products, and is familiar with her as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs.
Doe Deere also takes advantage of her popularity to serve for good outside of the traditional realm as well. By using only vegan and cruelty free ingredients, she promotes better living for not only the women that use her products, but for the world as a whole. This has sparked a new awareness that seems to be contagious, causing other brands to question following in her footsteps. In this world of social media public display, Doe Deere has used these tools to make both her and her products relatable to other health-conscious women that aim to make a true difference.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: September 29, 2018
Finding success as an entrepreneur demands an enterprising spirit and unfaltering grit. Matthew Fleeger, a stalwart in the oil and gas industry, possess both. Following in his father’s footsteps, Fleeger became a business mogul during his early adulthood. The road to success proved taxing at best, but it was no match for Fleeger’s unbridled ambition. Straight out of college, Fleeger vowed to gain ample experience in his desired trade. As an attempt to diversify himself, Fleeger pursued various job opportunities throughout Texas. For a brief period, Fleeger assumed a role at his father’s company, Gulf Coast Western.
Though cementing a job at the family-owned business would’ve been a cinch, Fleeger wanted to put his entrepreneurial inclinations to the test. Fleeger did just that in 1993 when he founded MedSolutions, his waste management company. Responsible for the treatment and transportation of waste, MedSolutions played a vital role in the disposing of refuse produced by healthcare facilities. Fleeger fostered the growth of his company, and MedSolutions was touted as the “regional leader in healthcare waste management.” While his 15 years with MedSolutions was time well spent, Fleeger flexed his negotiation muscles and eventually sold the company to Stericycle for $59 million.
After bidding a fond farewell to his first enterprise, Fleeger flirted with the idea of returning to Gulf Coast Western. After much consideration, Fleeger decided that the home is where the heart is and returned to the family business. Exalted by his return, Fleeger’s father promoted Matthew to CEO of the company, a position Fleeger still holds. With Fleeger at the helm, Gulf Coast Western will undoubtedly thrive. Being the dynamic man he is, Fleeger ventured into a different industry that held much promise, tanning. As the co-creator of two prominent tanning companies, Mystic Tan and Palm Beach Tan, Fleeger’s intuitions were right on the money.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: August 28, 2018
Guilherme Paulus is the founding partner of a company called CVC. Today it is a publicly traded company that is a travel agency. It was once a small operation and was started in 1972 and located in Santo Andre in Sao Paulo. In Latin America today it is the largest travel operator. It is the largest retail tourism network in Brazil. Mr. Guilherme de Jesus Paulus was born in 1949 in the city of Sao Paulo. He studied Business Administration and now has almost 50 years of experience in the field. Because of his ability to innovate the company now has a wide portfolio of products to choose from. In 2013 the company went public. It plans to open 100 new stores each year. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
Guilherme Paulus believes in social responsibility and tries to get young people interested in the field of tourism. He supports the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution. It helps low income individuals with supporting schools, psychological and medical care along with leisure activities. He also helps young people with vocational courses. Guilherme Paulus was recognized by the magazine IstoE Dinheiro as being “Entrepreneur of the year” for his work in Brazil in the field of tourism. The magazine states that Guilherme Paulus invested heavily in hotels. He currently employs about two thousand people. He is also the president of GJP group. It is a hotel chain created by him. Even though the 68 year old man could easily retire with the enormous wealth he has accumulated he chooses not to. He does this he says because he likes developing properties and generating jobs for people. He also is aware of the fact that his efforts are good for the country of Brazil. He now owns and operates 20 hotels in 11 states in Brazil. He says that his success is due to his efforts at promoting customer service as one of his main goals. Guilherme Paulus also states that it is important to modernize and not to stagnate and just take things for granted. One must keep up with the times for a business to grow.
A company that doesn’t make calculated risks may be putting itself to hidden, more dangerous risks. These risks could blow the company up, and if it’s not careful, would diminish the entrepreneurs’ spirits in starting a new company. That is why it’s best to make small but meaningful risks in any type of business. This is the reason why it is advisable for many business ventures to not be complacent and to always find ways to make small bets across a variety of ventures. Such is the business strategy of successful companies that are still standing strong today. One of these companies is Fortress Investment Group.
Two of the more educational, enlightening and succinct articles people can read today about Fortress Investment Group come from Deal Street Asia and Patch websites. In the Deal Street Asia article, it is reported that one of the latest calculated risks that Fortress Investment Group is brave enough to face is the Direct Lending Fund it recently ventured in. This big push into corporate lending is a strategy Fortress Investment Group has recently made after SoftBank Group Corp. purchased some stock shares from Fortress.
It is the aim of Fortress to earn as much as $2 billion for such direct lending venture in its first iteration. In its fifth flagship credit opportunities, it hopes to earn as much as $5 billion. This is just one of the recent achievements and commitments that would then test the principals of Fortress Investment in generating the best strategies to sustain its operational success.
The Patch article serves as the background of such big investment program in direct lending from Fortress. Patch lists also some of the historic highlights in the operations of Fortress since its founding date. For starters, the first decade of Fortress saw the company of being an aggressive and dramatically hard-driving firm, which started when it culminated in its initial public offering. In 2002, it was the time when the company added two instrumental people in its operations. These people are Michael Novogratz and Peter Briger. Both had substantial background in fund management and experience in big companies like Goldman and Sachs.
When it comes to personal augmentation, the city of Atlanta in Georgia has Dr. Mark McKenna. The Tulane Medical University alumnus is revolutionising the medical field as we know it through his latest idea, the OVME services, pronounced “of me”. Dr. Mark McKenna seeks to unite the very best of technology with the science of aesthetics. Asked on how he plans to do it, Mark McKenna says that they will utilise the internet to build a network of peers that can always be on call even to private residences if need be, comparing its working to that of Uber and Airbnb. Always an entrepreneur, Dr. Mark McKenna started investing while in real estate while in medical school. After graduating in 1999, he joined his Father’s practice in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued to invest in real estate and was doing well when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 and he lost millions overnight. Unfazed, he took advantage of the dipped real estate prices and built some capital and eventually moved to Atlanta in 2007. There he took full advantage of the internet marketing and founded an aesthetics and wellness practice called ShapeMed where despite the competition, the business thrived. With revenue of nearly 4 million dollars, ShapeMed was a success before Dr. Mark McKenna decided to sell it to a more prominent company, Lifetime Fitness in April 2014. Mark then worked at Lifetime Fitness for a year before taking a one and half year hiatus to concentrate on his family. After that, Dr Mark McKenna came back with OVME, which he believes is going to increase customer satisfaction and boost their confidence. The clientele will be able to request from an extensive range of services and professionals what they feel works best for them and is tailored to their tastes. He sees this as a way of rebuilding people and boosting their confidence which he says is a way of saying thank you to the community that has been instrumental for him reaching his current level. Part of the proceeds from OVME will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of giving back to the society.
Cryptocurrency has quickly become a trend all over the world since taking the markets by the storm a few years back and Jed McCaleb believes that a bigger change will be coming to the markets at large with the release of his company’s technology. As a major player in the crypto markets, Jed McCaleb has been on board with most of the major moves in the market since crypto first made an appearance.
Today, Jed is the CTO for Stellar, a company that is working to release a new cryptocurrency network that will work internationally. Jed did an interview recently with CNBC and discussed what his technology will do and how it will take the market by storm in the next several years. Stellar aims to solve the current problems cryptocurrency has when it comes to different currencies and it will be able to handle transactions in seconds, so the company says.
In less than five years, the market has risen billions of dollars and there are many untapped markets out there right now that can be utilized in the financial systems. According to Jed, cryptocurrency is the future of financial platforms and it is here now. Stocks and the like will most likely follow suit sometime down the road as the technology continues to develop.
Coin Telegraph said that there are many up and coming companies out there focused on bitcoin and cryptocurrency that are working on ways to make the platform more accessible and safe for the digital markets around the world. Stellar’s own XLM coins labeled as lumens managed to become one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the entire market at the beginning of this year, though they have sold their stakes in that market since that time.
Given his assortment of roles in cryptocurrency corporations and his years of executive experience, Jed McCaleb certainly might be on to something with the idea that blockchain technology will take over the future of finances and assets.
There are some businesses that have the ability to do well even in an economic downturn. The catering business is one of those types of entities. The economy is not stopping people from getting married. It does not stop a bussiness from having business meetings. It does not have anything to do with the way that people celebrate their birthday. The economy may be in turmoil, but people still have to eat and catering businesses provide this service.
Mina Ebrahimi is one of the award-winning caterersin Northern Virginia that provides the catering services for people that have birthday parties, weddings and various conferences. She is the entrepreneur that has been a fighter even in the midst of a lot of failures down through her lifetime.
Mina has a very motivational blog for anyone that is looking for an opportunity to own their own business. She empowers women that have doubted if a woman could rise to such a level of prestige inside of her own business. Saint Germain is a business that is designed to make the catering process easier because it provides a lot of different specialty dishes.
More people are checking out Mina largely because they are a fan of her openness. She has talked about the way that she has struggled with her weight at one time. She talked about the stress of the business and how this was bad for her health and her business. Mina has also spoken openly about how she was broke at the age of 26 with no money as she walked away from a business that was failed. For Mina Ebrahimi to have recovered from such a great loss in her mid-twenties and rise to a successful position where she has earned top catering business owner for the last 19 years is highly impressive.
What her journey in the business world shows is that it is never an easy course to success. It is never a road that is without a plethora of bumps along the way. The fact that she is successful in catering is even more impressive when one considers her back story.
Canadian Businessman Louis Chenevert has a degree in Production Management from Montreal University. When he completed his studies, his first degree was at General Motors. He was employed in their plant at St. Theresa, Quebec. A man known as Guy Hachey hired Louis Chenevert. Hachey was his mentor in the auto industry, and both of them became very good friends. The decision by Hachey to hire Louis Chenevert remains one of the best choices he has ever made. His performance with GM was so good that his department was always on top. He was placed in the assembly line. Louis was interested in growing his career and therefore was ready to give his all in running the business. He wanted to rise in ranks and become a significant player in the business sector. The job at GM was the start point for what would become an awesome career.
Louis Chenevert and Guy Hachey were so close that whenever he got promoted, he would promote him to the position he previously occupied. Hachey describes him as the best partner he has ever worked for. Hachey later became the CEO of Bombardier Aerospace Company. The two worked together and made production in the auto industry faster. They paid close attention to all the details needed in production that it was just a matter of time before they accomplished what they had set out to. While working in the auto industry, the production time was one vehicle per minute. So, this is a job that needed precision of the highest degree. A mistake in the production system would result in the production of a very high number of defective vehicles. So, there was no room for people to make a mistake.
Louis Chenevert experience in the auto industry prepared him for tasks in the aerospace industry. He was ready to make the difference in the new industry just like he did while he was in the auto industry. His excellence in the Aerospace was so good that he was appointed to head UTC, a conglomerate business which was in charge of Pratt & Whitney which he was working within the aerospace industry.