Swiss Entrepreneur and Investor Mike Baur

Mike Baur is an entrepreneur who is the co founder of an innovative company known as Swiss Start up Factory. The company specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the capital and guidance they need in order to make their businesses successful. As well as being an entrepreneur, Mike has also spent a number of years investing in a number of startup businesses. With this experience, Mike was able to attain profits that convinced him that these entities offer a lot of potential. As a result, Mike used this experience to form the idea of his own company. Before Mike got involved with investing and entrepreneurship, he would work as a banking professional where he helped companies acquire the capital they needed to grow and expand.

 

Baur began his career in the banking industry where he would serve as a business specialist. With this position, Baur would often work with entrepreneurs who were looking to get the capital necessary to start their businesses as well as grow them. He would frequently give them advice on what they need to do in order to get the most out of their financial resources. Along with providing advice, Mike would evaluate a new startup business and figure out their potential in terms of profitability and ability to meet the needs of a particular demand. Whenever a business had potential to succeed, Mike would issue them loans to finance their operations.

 

After working as a banking professional for twenty years, Mike decided to move on to other ventures. His next venture would be investing in startup companies. During a span of several years, Mike would spend lots of money on new companies with the hope of making high profits. His startup investing venture was a success as he would often get profitable returns on the money he invested. As a result, Mike realized that startup businesses were among the best things to invest in due to their innovation and potential for lucrative earnings. His experience as an investors prompted Mike to get into entrepreneurship.

 

His next business venture would be as an entrepreneur where he co founded Swiss Start up Factory. This company has one of the more unique business models around. It provides a combination of consulting and financing for entrepreneurs. The way this business works is it holds a meeting where entrepreneurs can talk about their business idea to Mike. He will then evaluate the business idea and agree to provide them with assistance. Once approved, Mike and his company will then help entrepreneurs with financing as well as coaching and mentoring in order to help them succeed.

 

 

Georgetown Grads Continue Growth of Sweetgreens

Today, the Sweetgreens chain of restaurants is a practical staple for college studnets in Washington DC. What once started as a small restaurant offering a healthy off-campus lunch option has continued to grow into one of the most successful small business restaurants in the country. What makes the chain even more special to those in the DC area is that several graduates of Georgetown founded it.

 

Three Georgetown graduates of the 2007 class started the first Sweetgreens location on M Street in 2010. The three graduates were nearing the end of their college education when they began to discuss the lack of off campus dining options that provided an affordable, convenient, and healthy option. The three young men quickly bonded over the desire to serve quality and healthy food, start their own business, and add value to the Georgetown area that was not previously present.

 

After the three graduates worked and continued their education, they continued to formulate their plan to open their first location. After taking out a personal loan from friends, family members, and investors, the three young men were able to raise the capital that they needed to open their first location in Georgetown in 2010. For the first few years, the restaurant operated out of one location, but as the reputation for quality grew, so did the demand for expansion.

 

By the end of 2016, just six years after the company was first formed, Sweetgreens is expected to have over 40 locations with over 1,700 employees. The company has opened up new locations all over the East Coast, including in New York, Boston, and Baltimore. The company has plans to continue its growth into Northern California, Los Angeles, and Chicago. They company has also gained a following for its philanthropy, technology, and lifestyle.

 

All three of the founders share a co-CEO role and have different roles in the company. Nathaniel Ru has continued to be the focal head of the company and has taken on the role of discussing the business with investors, customers, reporters, and in public forums. He has been very important in helping to develop the reputation for quality, which has been a hit with customers and investors.

 

Achievements of David J. Osio
David Osio is a successful businessman as well as a philanthropist. Throughout his career, he has been partnering with non-profit organizations to support communities living around him, and around his business. He has been a great supporter of music and cultural activities. David has been collaborating with a non-governmental organization whose goal is to support communities by funding education, health care, and food. David has also been supporting Medical research projects. For the period that David has served as a board member of MISO (Miami Symphony Orchestra), he has been a key supporter.

David Osio is popularly known as the founder and the CEO of Davos Financial Group. During his era as the chief executive officer of the company, the company has expanded, increased revenues and reached international markets. The company has extended its branches to a number to strategic cities among them being Lisbon, New York, Geneva, Miami and Panama City. In all locations where the company has a branch, David has made a point and ensured that the communities living in the area benefits from the charity activities carried out by the company. The company has been increasing revenues even after increasing the money donated to charity.

David Osio graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas; this is one of the biggest universities in Latin America as well as in Venezuela. David started off his career Director in the Legal Desk MGO a company based in Venezuela. In those days, David used to be a legal adviser. Among the client he advised were Ferro and Consolidated Bank. David worked as legal adviser for a decade and later went to for specialization at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies in Caracas. In the year 2010, David went to study Management and Investment Portfolios in New York Institute of Finance and achieved Professional credentials.

David had an opportunity of working with corporation while he worked as legal adviser at MGO back in Venezuela. This had prepared him to run a company and make it successful. Since David founded Davos Financial Group, the company has been expanding.

The performance of David’s independent group has been outstanding, and the group has won various international awards. These awards include Medal of Honor of the United States Congress, Movers and Shakers 2009, Best Offshore Corporate Service Provider and South Florida Business Leaders 2009. David’s management skill has contributed to the success of his companies.

U.S. Money Reserve CEO Angie Koch Is Name Contributing Blogger For Huffington Post

The price of gold has jumped 27 percent since the beginning of 2016. New gold investors are lining up to take advantage of this incredible performance by one of the most interesting assets in the investment market. According to the CEO Angie Koch of Austin-based U.S. Money Reserve, the price of gold will continue to increase in value in the next three months.

Koch was recently named a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. She will be one of the frequent bloggers on the Huffington Post website, according to an article published by PRNewswire.com.

The Huffington Post is a respected online news source and a Pulitzer Prize winner. The Huffington Post has an audience of 79 million around the world. Some people consider the Huffington Post a no-nonsense news outlet that tells it as it is without bias or favoritism.

Angie Koch is one of several bloggers that will offer her expertise in business, leadership, culture and wealth management. She will share her thoughts on how to run a successful business, and she will utilize her extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategy, business planning, due diligence, and operations to post blogs. Learn more about US Money Reserve:  https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-U-S-Money-Reserve-EI_IE784519.11,28.htm

U.S. Money Reserve was founded in 2001, and the company has turned into one of the world’s largest private sources of United States and foreign government-issued gold, silver and platinum coins.

Company President Philip Diehl is a former director of the U.S. Mint, and he has helped change the way the company works with thousands of clients across the country. Clients rely on U.S. Money Reserve to diversify their portfolios with precious metals, primarily in the form of gold, platinum, and silver coins.

Koch and Diehl have a uniquely trained team that includes numismatic professionals and coin research specialists. The team has the expertise to find the products that offer investors the highest profit potential. Diehl and Koch have built a superior customer service company. U.S. Money Reserve has long-term relationships with their clients.

In her role as a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, Koch will be able to keep people informed about precious metal market changes as well as changes in the political, business, economic, and social sectors. Koch brings a fresh opinion to the popular news outlet and years of experience in the business world. The PRNewswire.com article didn’t say how often Koch will post her articles, but she will post on a regular basis.

The More Job Satisfaction, the Less Employee Turnover

Job satisfaction is not something that is easy to come by these days. Fortunately, there are ways that employers can contribute to employee job satisfaction. Employee turnover comes at a very high price to employers. ERE Media reports that it costs between 30%-50% of an entry-level worker’s salary to replace an entry-level worker. Turnover is inevitable, but there are ways to reduce it.

Great incentivized goals is one strategy that can be used to help reduce employee turnover. For example, if an employee or a team reaches a certain benchmark, they may be rewarded with bonus pay or some other sort of incentive. Free yoga classes or a free monthly visit to a masseuse are just a few examples.

A second way to reduce employee turnover is to acknowledge employee accomplishments. Employees want to feel like they have accomplished something positive. They also want to feel like they are worth-while contributors to a company. Giving an employee recognition or announcing an accomplishment can go a long way. Even a pat on the back can have a positive affect as well.

Last but not least, it is important for employees to stay in the loop about what’s going on around the company. They want to know about new hires, new milestones, or other changes that are taking place within the company. It’s also not a bad idea to have a question and answer session within company meetings.

Darius Fisher is the Co-Founder and President of a company named Status Labs. This company is a premier online reputation management, digital marketing, and public relations company.

Fisher made the first strategic vision of the company. He build partnerships with agencies and influencers. He also recruited the company’s domestic and international sales and account management teams. In his past career, he worked as a copywriter and a political consultant. His Alma Mater is Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with honors.

More about Darius Fisher:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/darius-fisher/

Twitter: @fisherdarius

Eucatex’s Success With A Highly Skilled President

During the 1950s in Brazil, most companies didn’t think much about the environment. The regulations were few and far between. Most industries likely wanted to keep it that way. However, one company bucked the trend and was ahead of their time. Eucatex got off the ground in the beginning of the 1950s, as a company that strived to be environmentally friendly. More than 50 years later, the company is still paying very close attention to the health of the environment. They also are a highly successful company, and their goods are used throughout the world. Eucatex has a way of using materials that often are seen as unique. This has likely helped them to stand out, and it will likely continue to do so. In fact, the company may continue to grow even further. Their current president, Flavio Maluf, is doing an excellent job of running the company and promoting their goods.

Eucatex makes goods that are used in homes, such as paints. However, some of their goods are used by industries. These goods use a lot of different materials. However, the materials that are used include unusual things, such as eucalyptus. Many people are likely drawn to their products, due to the unusual materials that are used. However, these materials are also very functional. The products made by Eucatex tend to be very durable, long lasting, and effective. Not only are Eucatex’s products popular in Brazil, but they are also popular internationally. Their products are used in countries, such as the United States and in European countries. However, their products are essentially available on a worldwide scale. The environmentally healthy nature of the company has caused them to be seen in a positive light. This is especially the case, since they were environmentally conscious before the soundness of the natural environment was taken seriously.

Flavio Maluf really knows how to do a good job running a business like Eucatex, thanks to those years of experience. He has a great educational background for it. He is a graduate of two different highly respected colleges. First off, he graduated from the Brazilian University, FAAP. This is among Brazil’s best colleges. Secondly, he also has a degree from NYU.  This experience has led to Flavio’s commitment to education in recent times.  Something that he’s been focusing on more and more these days.

Furthermore, he’s an experienced businessman. He has been the president of Eucatex for quite a while, and he has done a good job there. This shows that he is likely to continue to bring good things to the company. He has also done a great job at being the president of his second company, GrandFoods.  Flavio is on social media with Twitter, and he also pens many articles.  A good recent one from Mr. Maluf broke down the Rubbermaid merger, and what it means for Brazil’s future.

Windquest Group Expansion into Liquor Business

Dick DeVos, founder, and president of Windquest Group is in the process of joining liquor business. This is as a result of the ongoing acquisition of Coppercraft Distillery, opened in 2013 by Walter Catton III. According to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory in Michigan, the resident agent is receiving all the documents or mails in place of the entity. Also, on 20th January, the Liquor Control Commission approved the transfer of license. They mainly distil whiskey, gin, rum and vodka although they have also ventured into wine and beer. Walter said that he had been in search of an investor who could help him expand their distribution as well as open a kitchen in their testing room for making an appetizer to go with their cocktails. Coppercraft has a broad range of market from Michigan to Illinois and Colorado. Looking at the leadership experience of Dick DeVos, when acquisition process is finalized the distillery will grow immensely. 

DeVos born in 1955 succeeded his father as the president of Amway, a family owned business, from 1993 to 2002. He was in charge of all operations of the company and saw the company make sales of $4.5 billion before he left to open Windquest. He also broke Amway’s record when under his leadership they tripled international sales making them more than domestic sales. He also served as the company’s vice president and was put in-charge of operations of their branches outside North America. Dick has also been actively engaged in some philanthropic activities outside business roles. He has awarded over 4000 scholarships to students to join West Michigan Aviation Academy and served on the State Board of Education. He also led various Grand Rapids area initiatives aimed at improving Healthcare, downtown area, and conventional center.

Congratulations to all the local residents and businesses who work hard to make West Michigan an incredible place to live, work, and visit!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

He’s an alumnus of Northwood University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has been honored with doctorates from Central Michigan University, Grove City College, and Northwood University. DeVos is married to Betsy DeVos, and they have seven children. They also run The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which deals with education, art, justice and nurturing leaders. He also vied for a public seat in 2006 as governor of Michigan State. He is also a helicopter and jet aircraft pilot plus a two-time National Sailor’s champion.

For more information about the life and work of Dick DeVos visit the following link >> http://dickdevos.com/biography/

US Money Reserve Opinion on the Use of the Penny

Why is the penny still in use? This is a question many people have been debating for years. The small coin is practically worthless, and it even costs more to make than it is worth! Recently, the president of the US Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, weighed in on the subject with PR Newswire.

The biggest problem with the penny is it simply is not worth anything anymore, not even the time it takes for a person to bend over and pick it up. The time it would take to do so would have that person being paid less than minimum wage. However, the circulation of the penny still exists, why?

Some tout its necessity because if production were ceased then prices would increase and inflation would occur. This argument has seemed plausible for many of the past 25 years, but now with 75 percent of transactions taking place with a card rather than cash prices could remain stagnant. Diehl is even more optimistic and thinks that many companies would round down a penny or two to make their prices more competitive rather than rounding up and possibly losing market share.

Others say that if the penny needs to be taken out of circulation for costing too much, then the nickel should as well as it costs 9.4 cents to produce. However the nickel still has a chance to be made profitable as it could be made with cheaper materials whereas the penny is composed of nearly 100 percent zinc.

The main people who stand to profit from the production of the penny produce its blanks or serve on lobbies for the zinc industry. Other than for a select few the cessation of production would have no ill effects. It would actually save American taxpayers of $100 million in production costs each year.

The US Money Reserve is the largest distributor of gold, platinum, and silver coins issued by the federal government. It was started by gold market experts who sought to provide excellent customer service to those interested in investing in precious metals. These precious metals serve as a hedge against inflation and geopolitical events which can threaten the value of paper currency worldwide.

George Soros Believes There is Another Way

Russia, like many other countries, is battling the possibility of crisis or economic collapse. People are willing to blame the crisis strictly on the European market and the people heading up the economy. George Soros must know something about money and finances since he is one of the world’s wealthiest financiers according to Fortune magazine. He speaks out on refugees and what they are costing in the area of the European market. In talking with Chancellor Merkel, Soros made no mistake in giving his opinion on the Euro vs one money.

George Soros has long been a speaker and teacher of economy. He has the nickname of the “man who broke the bank”. George is a financier that is known to many to have high opinions on the Euro and how it is being run. He is worth billions so he must have some idea of how to manage an economy and make it work for him.

According to the CBS news interview, George Soro and others have a strong opinion on the refugee crisis and possible downfall of Europe. In the interview, it is spoken that since the “open policy”, over one million refugees have tried or succeeded to enter parts of Germany. Thousands try to enter by boat loads. The problem with this is that many of these refugees are coming illegally. They are overloading the society and causing a crisis. These migrants are unable to speak the language of the country they migrate to. This is making it difficult for them to get a job and work in the new country. This alone is making these refugees a burden to the society.

It is felt by many that the German President should limit the amount of refugees coming into Germany. It is also felt that this should not be open to everyone to just enter. They must meet certain guidelines and be able to offer something back to the community. People that enter the country must learn Germany’s language. They must also have a job or create a job for their family. Radicalization is very important to the success of this refugee program and to keep the area from a crisis.

Most people believe that the terrorist are coming from these migrations but in the CBS interview, it is said that the terrorist are actual “natives and second generation European natives to the area. Most of the people coming from migration are running from terrorism not to create terrorism. Yes, we should help our fellow man but there should be some rules and limits placed on the process if we want it to work for all involved.

Coriant & Shaygan: The Innovative Leaders

Innovation is to bring forth a product, service, or an idea that has not been around yet. To do this right you must combine insight of what will be needed by customers in the near future and the ability to put resources together to flesh it out in the real world. People and companies that focus on serving their customers with relevant resources find innovation comes easier; it is putting first things first as they say. The company Coriant is known for innovation; Shaygan Kheradpir is also known for this. Perhaps this is why Coriant brought him on board to work with them.

Shaygan has developed himself into a proven innovative leader. He has acquired the knowledge by completing Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in electrical engineering. His trail is sprinkled with new ideas, programs, teams, and services that companies are still benefiting from today. This started with his first job at GTE where the Wall Street Journal noted him for being respected because he delivered new products on schedule.

He was the first CIO/CTO at Verizon, which are being the Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer. While there he developed teams of people that came up with new ideas that could be tested quickly. During his time at Barclay’s he became the first person who was a technology executive to sit on the executive team.

Coriant is a company that has clearly established itself as an innovative leader in their industry. They are international network solution organization that has customers in over 100 countries now. They are always on the cutting edge of providing relevant products and services for these customers with over 1800 patents on their innovations. Coriant had been working with Shaygan on a project; he was familiar with the company’s culture, goals and strategies, so it made sense to bring him on board full time.

The marriage per se of these two innovators, Shaygan and Coriant, should make their customers very satisfied in the years to come. As of September 2014 he is now the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. His focus will be developing new solutions that matter the most to their users around the world.