6 Jan

Don Ressler Further Builds His Career To Rank Among Celebrated Entrepreneurs

The online business arena offers many opportunities for growth for businesses that are structured well and built to overcome the many challenges that are found in the industry. Despite all the difficulties online businesses face, entrepreneurs like Don Ressler have been able to find the tricks for running successful businesses. Don Ressler is a passionate entrepreneur whose ideas led to the establishment of businesses that are now dominant in the European market.

He started his journey in business over one decade ago when he founded FitnessHeaven.com, a company that dealt in fitness products. At the time the company was launched on Brandettes, the market was not developed since not many people had embraced buying items online. Although he faced struggles with this idea, he was able to acquire special skills that helped him to manage future businesses. He learnt about marketing and managing a business in the highly competitive online environment. Don Ressler also understood the impact of different market forces and how running a business online feels.

After several years struggling with the idea, he managed to record some success. At this point, Don Ressler was motivated to further pursue bigger ideas, so to raise capital he sold the company in 2001. After handing over FitnessHeaven.com to Intermix Media, he joined Adam Goldenberg and they established Alena Media, which would work with businesses to offer them advertising services on HuffingtonPost.com. Alena Media performed remarkably well and beyond their expectations. The company generated millions from advertising alone.

Intelligent Beauty
In 2005, News Corp showed interest in buying Alena Media and they signed the deal to raise capital for better plans. After handing the company over, they immediately started brainstorming for their next move at https://pando.com/2014/08/28/breaking-justfab-raises-85m-at-what-sources-say-is-a-1b-valuation/. In 2008, Don Ressler and Adam founded Intelligent Beauty, a beauty outlet that stocks all types of beauty products. Intelligent Beauty has remained strong and profitable through the years and is one of their best businesses.

JustFab
2010 brought a new era and opened new doors for the duo. They founded JustFab, a company that has been offering fashion products through a subscription system. JustFab is one of the most developed stores the duo ever launched and to develop the site, they applied for $33 million from Matrix Ventures in 2011. This money allowed them to upgrade the infrastructure. In 2012, JustFab ventured further into looking for funding and this time they were able to get $76 from several venture capitals, which included Matrix and Rho Ventures.

3 Jan

ClassDojo Is Offering New Ideas That Will Enhance Learning And Development

Learning is about to take a new curve with the ClassDojo application that has been enhancing the way teachers, students and parents connect. The application is founded on the need to increase the interactions the three parties have and its services will help to improve the quality of learning. Basically, ClassDojo is working on reducing the number of visits parents make to the schools while at the same time offering new ideas for improvement and making the classroom a better and more enjoyable place.

Students will be in a position to better express their feelings and perceptions of the school environment. They can easily get the needed support to advance their goals in learning. ClassDojo connects teachers through a mobile application where teachers can offer a live feed of their students and parents can also reply with information that can improve the way their children are taught.

This will create a continuous link and inclusivity that would only be available during the end of term meetings. In fact, the application is rendering the end of term parents’ meetings obsolete because most problems are tackled immediately they arise.

The founders of ClassDojo, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, announced the closure of the 2015 round of funding that brought together investors from different sectors. Since the startup came to operation in 2011, it has managed to raise $31 million from venture funding and although they are yet to earn any revenues, the company is more focused on delivering to the expectations of the users before they can plan of monetizing it. ClassDojo is a platform that is driven by the need to offer teachers seamless access to better ways of teaching by making the classroom a friendly and enjoyable environment.

More about ClassDojo

With the digital portfolio that ClassDojo is availing, student are given a voice to air their problems and needs. This is to create a culture that encourages them to take part in solving the problems that frustrate the learning process. ClassDojo is targeting making the classroom a friendly and awesome place for all students.

Since its inception, ClassDojo has managed to reach 2 in 3 schools across the U.S. and the company is targeting covering a wider region within few years to come. It is a revolutionary way of dealing with the problems that students face without necessarily inviting parents to physically take part in the process. The application is targeting to reduce the end of term meetings that parents have with teachers by offering a platform where all the issues that are covered during the meetings will be discussed.

16 Dec

Brian Bonar Awarded Highest Honor by the Professional Networking Community

Brian Bonar, the Chair and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation was named as the winner of the Cambridge Who’s Who Executive of the Year in Finance, 2010. While it is such a great honor to be included in the registry of this award, it is important to note that only two members of either gender get to be named as top executives for the year. The selection committee of these awards usually bases its decision on academic achievements, leadership abilities and professional accomplishments.

Experience

Bonar boasts of a vast experience (about 30 years) in professional management in the financial sector. He has served in his capacity as the chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporaton for over a decade. This has placed him in a unique position to oversee all the operations at Dalrada Financial Corporation and responsibility over aftermarket products and employee/employer benefits. DFC acts as a Marketing Liaison that offers a number of diverse employee programs meant to improve business efficiency.

Under the command of Brian Bonar, the financial corporation has assisted quite a number of clients in protecting their assets and management of their finances. The corporation deals in risk management insurance (business liability ad workers compensation), employe benefits, financial management, business and promotional management services. Apart from Dalrada Financial Corporation, he is the present Chairman and CEO of Trucept Incorporated (formerly Star-Trek Solutions) from 2010.

About Brian Bonar

Bonar is a famous investor based in San Diego, California. He is not only an investment professional but also a finance aficionado who loves sharing his vast knowledge on the area with others. He is the current CEO and chairman of Dalrada Financial Corporation. Brian is a highly distinguished professional having been awarded the Cambridge’s Who’s Who Finance Executive of the Year award.

He is a mmber of the esteemed American Finance Association. Bonar has a number of great skills that are instrumental in his career triumph. He has specialized in marketing techniques, strategic partnerships, angel investing, sourcing, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, small businesses, business planning, competitive assessments, restructuring, startup organizations, entrepreneurship, process improvement and due diligence.

Brian Bonar was awarded a bachelor’s degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He then proceeded for his Masters and PhD degrees in Stafford University, UK. He started off his career as a director of Technology sales (August 1992 – April 1994). His work ethics and dedication saw him promoted on a number of occasions. In April 1994, he was promoted to the position of Vice president in the Sales and Marketing department of Dalrada.

In September that year he rose to the Executive Vice President position. From 1995 to 1997, Bonar was a Director at DFC before he became the Chief Operating Officer and President. He took over as CEO of DFC in 1998 and the following year he was made Chairman of the Board.

9 Dec

Eric Lefkofsky: A Successful Technology Entrepreneur

Eric Lefkofsky has been successful in his business ventures as an entrepreneur. He has co-founded several companies, such as Tempus, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Uptake, InnerWorkings, Lightbank, and Mediaocean. Lefkofsky began his career as a salesman before deciding to advance his career by attending law school. He then joined forces with a friend to create a clothing company called Brandon Apparel.

After a long career of successful business ventures, Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus, and currently serves as the CEO of the company. This technology company allows doctors to provide their cancer patients with personalized care. Tempus has been working out of Lightbank, which is a firm located in Chicago that was also founded by Lefkofsky.

Tempus helps physicians and other healthcare professionals treat their patients with a personalized and real-time approach. The treatment decisions that are made for the patients are data-driven through the process of analyzing each patient’s physiology.
Tempus uses proprietary genomic sequencing and analytics to help healthcare professionals further examine a patient’s tumor. This helps doctors create a more effective, personalized care and treatment plan for their patients.

Tempus is currently working with patients who are suffering from breast, pancreatic, and lung cancer, however they plan to expand their practice into other types of cancer in the future.

Along with co-founding Tempus, Lefkofsky and his wife have formed a charitable trust called the Lefkofsky Foundation. This trust supports other charitable, educational, and scientific organizations worldwide. The foundation primarily focuses its efforts on children, and has aided in the funding of over 50 organizations thus far.

In addition to this, Lefkofsky (www.lefkofsky.com/) and his wife became a part of The Giving Pledge in 2013. The Giving Pledge is a group of the world’s wealthiest people who commit to dedicating the majority of their acquired wealth to philanthropy.

Along with his philanthropic efforts, Lefkofsky serves on several boards in the Chicago area. He is on the board of directors at The Children’s Memorial Hospital, World Business Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and he is a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Eric Lefkofsky has also found success in teaching and writing. He began a career in teaching at business schools around Chicago, and has also taught technology classes that can be applied to business at DePaul University. Additionally, he taught a course in disruptive business models at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is currently working as an adjunct professor at the Booth School of Business, located at the University of Chicago. Here, he teaches a course on entrepreneurship and how to build a business based upon technology. Lefkofsky’s most recent success was the publishing of his book about how technology is currently affecting business, Accelerated Disruption.

More information for Lefkofsky: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-lefkofsky

1 Dec

David Osio Knows The Proper Methods For Investing Long Term And Being Successful

The majority of people out there looking to be successful are looking for the tips and tricks to making it happen more reliably and quicker. This is even more so true when ti comes to investing and being an entrepreneur. These are both highly lucrative businesses to be in, however, they come with a fair bit of risk and they take a lot of knowledge to maintain and do well in. When it comes to real estate, David Osio has been on the right course for many years now, following his strategies to build his empire steadily. Many people don’t have the necessary funds to start investing or buying property, but David teaches people that there are always deals and foreclosures going on that can be the basis of building a strong portfolio. Persistence and dedication to reaching goals are a must have in order to be truly successful.

 

In this way, getting into real estate is not that difficult, as long as an individual is willing to work hard to make it happen. David has long been buying up cheap properties in order to sell them for profits down the road. Often times, aspiring entrepreneurs get too hasty with their business, and try making millions overnight. This, however, is the exception to the case, as more often then not, going all in backfires and costs more than it gains in the long run. David stays away from risky investments like this, instead focusing on investments he know will grow in the future. This is the conservative approach, but it allows for steady building of funds over time.

 

Proper management of assets and finances is a very important part of maintaining a business and making good investments that profit. David doesn’t think newcomers to the industry should bother with loans or anything of the like, as it is just a debt to pay and only turns into a hindrance when things don’t work out with the money used. Banks also build up leverage, which can be a bad thing if the market ever crashes or happens to reach a low point.

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1 Dec

Michael Zomber Looks to the Future while Staying Rooted in the Past

Michael Zomber is best known to Americans as one of the contributors to the History Channels hit show Tales of the Gun, but that is just the tip of the iceberg of this man’s connection to the subject that he loves. The truth is that Michael is a man who loves history and more importantly he is a man who loves to share it with others. He started out in a simple life, born in Washington DC surrounded by the history of a nation. He then grew up into a child and then a man who had a passion for learning and for educating others.

Michael, as stated before, is of course one of the more recognizable faces from the Tales of the Gun Series on the History Channel. He has contributed to the shows episodes Guns of the Famous, Automatic Pistols, Dueling Pistols, Shotguns, Million Dollar Guns, and his personal favorite Guns of the Orient. There is a reason that his work on that particular episode is special to him. In addition to his love of all things history he is quite the enthusiast for ancient Asian cultures, most especially the Japanese culture and the samurai. He has also worked with the History Channel on other projects, acting a guest historian on many occasions.

It was Michael’s love of ancient Japanese culture and the era of the Samurai that led him to use his master’s degree in English Literature from UCLA to become a story teller of the past. His work Jesus and the Samurai is a controversial but critically acclaimed study that uses original source material in an effort to link the relationship between early Christianity and the subsequent development of the values and virtues of the traditional samurai way of life. Michael has also written several screen plays and fiction works including the popular Shogun Iemitsu War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan, which is a enthralling rad, but also a quintessential reference for others thanks to its expanded glossary of terms for Japanese weaponry, swords and samurai culture.

Michael Zomber is also a man who wants to look not only to the past but to the future as well. He works with many nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to help make the world a better place he and his wife Andrea support a number of organizations to assist children and help out in war torn areas in including The Smile Train, UNICEF, and Doctors Without Borders.

26 Nov

Reviewing the Achievements of InnovaCare Health Under Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

InnovaCare Health is among established healthcare services providers based in the U.S. that have come up with unique offers for Medicare and Medicaid plans. As a physician practice services company, InnovaCare Health has developed new policies that have seen the company grow from a small entity to a leader in the entire Puerto Rico region.

It remains the most preferred company for managed healthcare in North America due to the cost effective processes it has been offering, not forgetting the good quality that comes with these services. InnovaCare Health celebrates the great support its new leadership has brought to make it one of the best-performing companies in the healthcare industry.

Since 2012, there have been changes in the services system that have allowed the company to become better and focused on offering services that are meant to avail accurate solutions to the problems of customers. Most importantly, InnovaCare Health hired new executives who came in with exceptional skills and ideas that have transformed the way the firm runs processes. Below is a brief highlight of two of the leaders who have pushed the company to become successful.

Rick Shinto
Rick Shinto joined InnovaCare Health in 2012 after working with Aveta Inc., as the President and CEO for a period of four years. He works as the current CEO and President and is responsible for drafting new ideas that have transformed the company to become a leader in the industry. Rick Shinto is a professional who has been in the clinical medicine industry for more than 20 years. He is also highly educated on innovacarehealth.com and a renowned author of journals and articles on clinical medicine and healthcare.

Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokkinides has also been actively supporting the development of InnovaCare Health and she was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer. She also worked at Aveta Inc within the same period as Rick Shinto, and her position was that of the Vice President of the company.

About InnovaCare Health
As a premier healthcare services provider, Innovacare Health has come up with unique physician practice packages that have attracted the residents of North America. The company offers Medicare Advantage plans that are ideal to specific customer needs and affordable for the average user. Through modern technology and new leadership, InnovaCare Health has come up with a smooth system that has allowed customers to access services more easily.

25 Nov

Christmas Wishes From Securus Technologies

 Securus Technologies understands that mistakes happen. When they do, families are torn apart. The separation is hard enough on an average day, but to be apart from your loved ones on Christmas can be exceptionally traumatic, especially for children. Christmas is to be a time of magic, warmth, and miracles for little ones. Securus is delivering a small miracle for families this year with video visitations on Christmas. In a tear jerking video, a little boy gets to open his presents with his dad on Christmas morning, even though they are separated by unfortunate events. The emotions are evident in the dad’s eyes. What a wonderful gift for this family. What a powerful inspiration to keep moving forward for the dad. This is a touching example of Securus’ At Home Video Visitation. These are video calls you can have with your loved one from your home on a laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone without having to be present at the facility. In this way, your loved one can be part of the celebration on the big day, participating in festivities and seeing familiar warm smiles. Keeping families connected provides comfort and hope for inmates, and is yet another example of how Securus is working to keep focused on the human aspect of the human condition.

 

This is just one way Securus Technologies has put families and individuals first over the years. Another highly notable application is the ConnectUs system. This is the technology that eliminated hours of paperwork and overlooked requests, and gave the inmate more control of their own business.

By implementing this system, correctional facilities are able to free up employees for security instead of hours of office time managing requests. Increased security translates into safer inmates, and better chances of reuniting with their families in a timely manner.

To learn more about all the services Securus Technology offer and use to keep families close during trying times, please visit: https://securustech.net/

8 Nov

Expanding Into The Los Angeles Area

Status Labs is an international digital reputation management firm. They have several offices around the world including: New York, Austin and São Paulo. One of their primary services is to improve the public image of individuals in search engine results. They also offer general services in digital marketing, public relations, social media marketing, media training, website development, SEO, and product launches. They have had over 1500+ high profile clients and companies since their launch in 2011. They have been praised in media outlets such as the New York Times and New York Post.

 

They started off by serving important clients in Austin, Texas. Their client list included Urban Roots, Capital Food Bank of Texas and The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas.

 

This year, Status Labs will be moving into Culver City, Los Angeles. Since the online image of a company is now so important to make sales, Status Labs is looking to fill the niche of Souther California.

 

Before being recruited by Status Labs (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/status-labs-wins-fast-50-distinction-from-austin-business-journal-300324587.html), Blye worked as a Strategist for the international communications firm Weber Shandwick. During his employment, he has served many big names such as Verizon, Sonos and Unilever. His PR experience will surely transfer over to the digital reputation management business.

 

Los Angeles is a city where image is very important. It is home to many tech industries es well as the showbiz industry. Everyone must keep their reputation squeaky clean in order to succeed. Their new office will be fully operational and servicing local clientèle by the end of October.

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2 Nov

The OrganoGold Way

It is rare in today’s business environment, to find a company that is truly concerned about the general welfare of its customers. However, OrganoGold is one of those companies. Its mission is to help the consumers of its products to find lifestyle balance, freedom, well-being, and even a business opportunity. You see OrganoGold is a network marketing company, and most of its consumers are also independent distributors for the company’s products.

Those products include a variety of coffees, teas, vitamins and supplements, nutritional shakes, and daily care products. What makes them so special is an herb called Ganoderma. This is actually a mushroom, with anti-oxidant qualities, that has been used in holistic Chinese medicine for centuries.

Bringing Ganoderma products to the western world was a businessman named Bernardo Chua, the founder and CEO of OrganoGold. Bernie, as he is called, grew up in the Philippines where the Ganoderma herb was widely used.

Bernardo Chua was already a successful businessman and network marketing executive when he founded OrganoGold in 2008. However, his passion for sharing the earth’s treasures with a global market, was the incentive he needed to develop one of the fastest growing network marketing companies over the last five years. Bernie’s core values of loyalty and family are the guiding principles for OrganoGold and all of its distributors.

To ensure customer confidence, Bernardo Chua based his company in Canada, where the testing for new products is strict and the highest standards are enforced. He also developed OG Cares, a foundation to benefit disadvantaged youth throughout the world. This non-profit has sponsored wellness programs in the Philippines, China, Canada, Mexico, and the USA.

OrganoGold currently operates in over 50 countries and continually researches new products for its customers. It is easy to see why Bernardo Chua and OrganoGold have won numerous awards. There is no reason to believe that their success will not continue well into the future.