The Career of Swiss Entrepreneur Mike Baur

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Mike Baur is a Swiss based entrepreneur who is the current co founder of a company known as Swiss Startup Factory. Over a span of over two decades, Mike has had a lot of experience working with startup companies. When he first started out in his career, he worked in the banking sector. During this time, he would provide loans to businesses that needed money to start up and expand. After working in the banking field for two decades, Mike would begin a career investing in startup companies. This allowed him to get even more exposure to working with startup companies. By the year 2014, Baur looked to start up his own company and helped start up Swiss Startup Factory. The company provides guidance and mentorship to a number of entrepreneurs in Switzerland.

 

At the very beginning of Mike’s career he got his first exposure to startup companies in the banking industry. When working in this sector, Mike would regularly meet with entrepreneurs who were in the midst of starting up new companies. In a majority of cases, they needed to get funds to start up and expand. Mike would help them by going over their finances, their business idea and it’s potential. Baur would also agree to secure loans for these companies and allow them to get the funds to reach their goals. While Mike had a successful career in banking, he would look to move on to other activities. He would eventually begin to invest in startup companies.

 

After he left the banking industry after two decades Mike looked to capitalize on the potential of startup businesses. He would do this by investing in various companies that were new and emerging. During his time investing in startup companies, Mike used his own money to get a stake in a company. Baur would then wait for the companies to make revenue and get a share of the profits. This allowed him to earn high returns on a regular basis.

 

Baur started up Swiss Startup Factory in the year 2014 in an effort to help startup businesses get the guidance necessary to succeed. The company offers a very unique business model where it enables business owners to present their idea for a business. After listening to the business ideas being pitched, Swiss Startup Factory then provides coaching and advice on things such as marketing, management, product development and finance. As a result, startup businesses in Switzerland are in better position to become top companies in the near future.

 

 


Hussain Sajwani Success in Real Estate Industry

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Hussain Sajwani is a self-established billionaire at the heart of Dubai desert. According to Forbes list he is the third richest man in United Arab Emirates and worth $3.7 billion. He is the founder of Damac Properties.

 

On start of his career, his first business venture was to provide food services for United States army during operation Desert Storms and America Companies. He also supplied catering services in Abu Dhabi for the energy sector workers. The food business is still part of Damac group operation.

 

Damac Properties was founded by Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani in 2002. The company engages in real estates projects, development of commercial, residential and leisure properties. The company’s headquarter is based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Hussain Sajwani ‘s firm works hand in hand with Engineering firms, construction firms and architecture real estate

 

In 2002, DAMAC properties developed some mid-market hotels in Deirah. Sajwani had already own and developed several properties, this was due to aggressive marketing and taking advantage of the recovery in UAE property prices when the Dubai government allowed aliens to own property in the Emirates. Before he started construction, he sold his first property -38-story residential building in less than six months after its purchase.

 

The US president, Donald Trump has associated with Hussain Sajwani as friends and business partners, through The Trump Organisation, Inc. that provides real estate development services. Both companies were working on the Trump International Golf Club that has luxurious villas worth $2billion in sales. Although President Trump will not get directly involved with the plans while in office, his children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr will maintain their brand as the Trump’s Family. Eric and Donald Jr recently attended the opening of the golf club in Dubai.

 

The Damac property firm model is based on three principles. First is to retain cash reserves, and government bonds. These policies ensures that when the market trends change its easy to maintain the construction schedule. Secondly, maintaining independent accounts so that each development supports itself. Thirdly, holding no debts for land; making sure that the land is fully paid. Damac properties also have branches in North Africa, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

 


Family Values And Business Combine For Duda Melzer

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The 21st century is not always known for the values of business leaders who are heading some of the top companies in a variety of industries; however, newly appointed Brazilian media industry leader Duda Melzer is looking to change this with a focus being placed on the family side of the business. The need for the family side of business to be appreciated by Duda Melzer can be found in the history of Brazilian media giant, the RBS Group; Duda’s full name is Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer and is the third generation of the Sirotsky family to head the RBS Group since it was founded in 1957 by Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho.

Duda Melzer has recently been appointed CEO and President of the RBS Group after his uncle, Nelson Sirotsky, stood aside in his favor as the new challenges of the digital age were recognized as requiring new leadership in the 21st century. Melzer has already looked to reassure members of the journalism community that the focus of the company will remain on high levels of professionalism in this area, but new areas of growth have also been prioritized under a three pronged plan created by Melzer.

Business growth will be sought out in the future under the eBricks banner, which is a technology focused investment group also headed by Duda Melzer and members of the Sirotsky family who share his experience in the financial industry. The traditional areas of the RBS Group will remain an important aspect of the company with a new focus placed in integrating them with new technologies; finally, Duda Melzer believes a major investment should be made in education as he looks to lead the Sirotsky family business to greater levels of success without losing sight of the historic success of the company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Sirotsky_Melzer

http://eduardosirotskymelzer.com/


Don Ressler Champions Fashion

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More people are starting to pay attention to fashion. They are starting to understand the effect a unique suit can have on them. One of the greatest goals is to have a suit that is tailored. This could provide people with the greatest feeling ever. Also, being surrounded by variety and being encouraged to pursue variety is also a good feeling. Fortunately, there are clothing retailers like JustFab that are offering a lot of unique pieces of clothing that are not found in other fashion retailers. As more people are discovering JustFab, they are realizing that they have found something that is going to give them an unforgettable experience.

JustFab has been made possible with the help of Don Ressler. Don Ressler is one who has become conscious about fashion. He has come to understand the effect that a nicely worn suit or outfit could have on an individual. Don Ressler has developed a desire to offer everyone the chance to find his own outfit and style so that he could learn to appreciate his sense of style. As his personal wardrobe changes, so does his out look. People will also change the way they treat him as well.

Don Ressler does not want this diversity of clothing options to stop at casual clothing. He also wants athletes to be able to experience the diversity and the opportunity to find his own style. Don Ressler has helped with the foundation of Fabletics, which is a subdivision of JustFab. This also brings forth the style that is known as “athleisure”. Athleisure allows people to be able to wear clothes to workout in as well as go out in.  Ressler will be able to choose from among all of the unique clothes that are available on the e-commerce fashion retailer.

JustFab is one of the clothing companies that customers have to check out if they are serious about fashion. They will be amazed at the diversity of what is available. To make things better, they are sold at a low affordable price. People can dress with style without having to spend a lot of money.

 

Read more at http://www.matrixpartners.com/entrepreneur-stories/adam_goldenberg/


Brian Bonar: Honored for Being a Financial Success or Just Himself

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Awards are meant to highlight someone who has achieved something great. It serves as a way to encourage others to achieve more and be better. These are just some of the things that might have gone through Brian Bonar’s mind when he received the Professional Networking Community’s highest possible honor, which is only given to four individuals in a given year.

Learning More About Brian Bonar

Bonar has been the Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation for some time and has had his share of successes that have proceeded him in the eyes of many financial professionals. He comes with the gravitas of having 30 years of professional management experience, which is rare in the financial industry.

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Brian Bonar Receives Professional Networking Community’s Highest Honor

Bonar’s young life did not truly prepare him for the 30-plus years of financial success. Bonar was a curious kid, but working in finance was not something he pictured himself doing, though fighting cowboys was probably not a good alternative. But Bonar grew up and began to take an active interest in the financial world. Brian Bonar did find something that he liked, which was a certain level of thrill and risk. He has definitely taken risks to get where he is now, but they have always been calculated risks, which was implanted in him since he got his PhD associated with the American Finance Association. Bonar truly did pay attention to the market and turned out to be a model alumni.

On Being Awarded the Prestigious Award

Brian Bonar definitely did not expect to be the Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance. It was an honor bestowed on him that he simply did not expect. The award is only given to financial gurus who have the experience, the education, and the success to impress the community of financial experts and professionals. Bonar was a prime candidate for such an award.

He was praised for some of his successes, including his education and his decades of service to the Dalrada Financial Corporation. But perhaps the aspect that really made Bonar proud was discussing how he has been able to help many of his clients. This is truly one of the aspects of the financial industry that Bonar finds most satisfying. Bonar stands by the idea that being a great financial professional is about making sure that you are not the only one that rises above the ground.

Bonar was especially interested in sharing how many employee programs he has been able to implement in many companies to increase efficiency. He has been able to increase employee moral across the board regarding some of the companies he’s worked for. Bonar knew that part of the reason that a company succeeds is because employees are happy and, in turn, become loyal. Loyalty and happiness increase productivity. 



Learn more about Brian Bonar:
http://www.dalrada.com/board_directors.shtml

http://people.equilar.com/bio/brian-bonar-trucept–inc./salary/470203


US Money Reserve Has a New Website

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Preparing for your retirement is extremely important. Buying real government issued precious metals is something that will secure your financial future. They will always be worth something. Regardless if other types of currency go under someday, your investments will still be valuable.

According to an article on CBS19 US Money Reserve is an authorized dealer of government issued gold, silver and platinum products. They have made a new website that is much better than previous versions. The new website allows for easier communication with clients and live pricing on precious metals. You can always get the most current information available anywhere. It is also meant to educate as well as sell coins. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/u-s-money-reserve

It is a new design that a company that is at the top of their field can be proud of. It features a coin directory and new pictures of the current president of US Money Reserve Philip N. Diehl, who was also a former US Mint Director. You couldn’t get a more experienced and knowledgeable president. The company has been in business since 2001 and have become one of the largest sellers of United States as well as foreign, gold, silver and platinum coins and bars.

They are based in Austin, Texas. They have created a system to speak to buyers one on one, explaining the process of buying precious metals and investing them. You can also securely pay offline.

They have a 30 day guarentee on all purchases, and can return certified coin purchases for the full most current market value. The website also explains the benefits of putting your bullions and coins in IRA investments. Certified rare coins are better long term investments while bullions are better in the short term. Buying precious metals is a wise decision because it is the worlds oldest currency. It retains its value and can keep your assets safe in periods of recession. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/coin-dealers-supplies/u-s-money-reserve-inc-in-austin-tx-52264/

They offer a free gold information guide to anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of gold, silver, and platinum ownership. There is a detailed information center on the US Money Reserve website that explains how collecting sets of coins, and date runs of coins is the best way to maximize the value of your precious metals. A set of coins is owning all of the denominations in a particular year. Read more: US Money Reserve TV Commercials – iSpot.tv

A date run is having all of the denominations of a set in all years that it was issued. The Gold American Eagle Date Run, is one of the most valuable collections and can take years to obtain them all. US Money Reserve employs only the most knowledgeable numismatic professionals who can assist every level of precious metal buyers who wish to maximize their earnings.


Kyle Bass Has Lost His Once Famed Sharp Sense Of Economic Analysis

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We have all heard of Kyle Bass and his Hayman Capital Management firm amid the 2008 global crisis. Hayman Capital Management is a Dallas based business firm that has specialized on the hedge fund transactions. This hedge fund firm was founded by Kyle Bass, who is also its chief executive officer and president. In 2008, both Kyle Bass and his Hayman Capital Management made a lot of profits after he made a correct prediction of the subprime mortgage crisis of that year. Kyle Bass went ahead and purchased credit default swaps over subprime securities. This credit default swaps at this time were being issued by several investment banks in the market. The 2008 crisis was a major success for Kyle Bass. Despite this success, the events following the year have made most people wonder whether Kyle Bass was a guy who got lucky once and swam on the glory.

In the years after the 2008 crisis to now, Kyle Bass has offered other numerous predictions that have been far from the word accurate. Of late he has been receiving sharp criticism from not only the investors but also other economic analysts for giving unreliable analysis. Surely something is going wrong with Kyle Bass, and it is evident from the poor progress of his investments in the market. His ethical conduct has also been criticized for being cunning and engaging on to matters that fall out of his reach just to remain relevant on the face of the public. Most reputable economic analysts have described Kyle Bass as an attention seeker with a childish attitude and would to anything to stay on the media platforms. This analysts and investors say that what is even more surprising is Kyle Bass’ determination to appear on media platforms with economic analysis even after giving wrong analysis repeatedly.

Some of the Kyle Bass predictions and economic analysis that have faced the biggest criticisms include; the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe; the economic progress of United States in 2016; and the future of the Japanese and Argentinian economies. In all these predictions, nearly all economic analyst agree that Kyle Bass is wrong. But let’s start from the top down to the most recent economic analysis from Kyle Bass.

It began in Argentina, with Kyle Bass taking the side of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner economic policies. At this time, Kirchner was the Despot of Argentina and her economic policies were criticized by every economic analyst worldwide except Kyle Bass. At the end of it, Argentina’s economy fell, and Kyle Bass had nothing to say. This was followed by another economic prediction from Kyle Bass over the European sovereign-debt crisis which also hit a rock bottom. His prediction on the Japanese economy was not different from his other predictions. It is evident that Kyle Bass does not give any reliable information in anything that concerns economics.  ZeroHedge has more articles about the questionable investor.


Brad Reifler’s Top Investment Tips for Every Investor

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Brad Reifler, the founder and CEO of Forefront Capital is a seasoned investor and a leading voice on the economic empowerment of people from all socio-economic backgrounds. Reifler recognizes from Twitter that the investment world is dominated by what he calls the 1 percenters, to the detriment of a big majority. He attributes the strength of the 1 percenters to prudent investment strategy and decision making. The strategy involves investing in high yield investment instruments such as hedge funds, public funds and commodity funds, which are highly restricted to the general populace by government bureaucracy. Many wealthy people are also taking advantage of diversification. Below is a list of Reifler’s 5 safe investment tips:

1. Ensure the safety of your money
2. When you are investing, always consider factors such as risk, charges and expenses. You also need to create an asset inventory and define your goals.
3. Do not invest all your money on stocks
4. Identify and build a trusting relationship with your investment manager
5. Outline your reasons for investing

Several events that happened in the past led Reifler to change the way his firm operates. In the first scenario, Reifler made an investment in the 529 college savings plan in the hope that he will cash it out one day and pay his girl’s university tuition. Unfortunately, when it was time for Reifler’s two girls to go to college, the fund was less than what he had initially invested. Reifler decries the burden of student loans as a ticking bomb. He acknowledges that the debt has grown from $400 million in 2005 to over $1 trillion today.

In the second case, and especially on About.me Reifler reminisces about the limited investment opportunities faced by his father-in-law and other non-accredited investor. The limited investment environment made it very difficult for Reifler’s father-in-law to grow his investment in spite of working a good 35-years in his RV repair shop. When he turned 80, Reifler’s father-in-law gave him his life savings to invest. To change the unfavorable investment environment which primarily catered to the wealthy, Reifler started a public investment fund that is open to non-accredited investors like his father-in-law.

The rigidity of government bureaucracy when it comes to restricting public investment is evident in the way the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines accredited investor. It defines an accredited investor or corporation as an individual with a net worth or joint net worth with spouse exceeding $1 million. This amount excludes the value of the holder’s primary residence. Before the shakeup, Reifler’s firm strictly targeted investors who made $200,000 a year or those with a net worth of $1 million and above. This story was originally reported on Reuters.


The Many Ways Dick DeVos Gives Back to His Community

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Many people look at wealthy and successful men and women; and say to themselves: “That person has made it.” Many people that aren’t wealthy, think if they ever become wealthy they would do things like:

-Travel around the world,
-Gain fame or notoriety,
-Buy a fancy home in a glamorous place, or
-Hang out with glamorous people in glamorous places

Typically, when it comes to these, “what I would do,” lists; you rarely hear a whole lot about people wanting to share their wealth with their communities. Though you might hear people say they plan to buy their mothers a new home or a car; and maybe they plan to do some special things for the friends, family, organizations and schools they’re close too; usually the giving list is rather short. However, what’s incredibly striking about Dick DeVos, (and the entire DeVos family), is that they focus a lot of their giving to fund activities that make the state of Michigan a better place through their charitable family foundations.

Though not all of the generous DeVos family members live in Michigan, Dick and his wife Betsy do; and his list of charitable giving throughout his hometown is admirable. In fact, he graduated from the Forest Hills Public School District and went to Northwood University for business school, before traveling out of state to attend the Harvard and Wharton Executive Study Programs.

Dick then served as a business executive and CEO for Amway, the Orlando Magic Basketball team and the Windquest Group — all family holdings. However, throughout his professional career, Dick DeVos made it a point to invest in his community and make it a better place. In fact, Dick continues to dedicate the majority of his charitable giving to education programs and programs that make Michigan a better place to live. This seems to reflect Dick’s passion for helping others through philanthropy. He wants them to have a good quality of life, but to also understand it comes from hard work and dedicated study.

Some of Dick’s work to improve the quality of life for Michigan citizens includes:

-Serving as Co-Chair for Grand Action, (the organization that oversees the revitalization of Grand Rapids Michigan);
Millions of dollars donated to the revitalization of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s downtown, convention center, medical facilities and downtown marketplace; and
-Board memberships at the RDV Corporation, the Willow Creek Association, Spectrum Health System, the Thunderbird School, the Regional Air Alliance, the State Board of Education and the West Michigan Aviation Academy

Learn more about Dick by connecting with him on his LinkedIn account, or visit his personal website: http://dickdevos.com


Ricardo Guimarães And His Bank

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Ricardo Guimarães is the lead at BMG in Brazil. This bank is one of the top banks in the country and has proven to be a great success in the way that it does business as well as the way that it is able to profit off of the ventures that it has in its vicinity.

According to his own website Ricardo Guimarães is the son of a prominent banker who was also the son of a prominent banker. This family tradition of banking is what has led BMG bank to become one of the biggest family banks in the history of the world as well as Brazil. Ricardo has worked very hard to make the bank even more successful than it was in the past and has done so with mergers and different investment opportunities for the bank.

He sees a lot of potential in different areas for the bank. He has worked with many international businesses deals and sees the bank as the next big thing in the international market. He has made sure to make alliances with people around the world to ensure that they are getting the best service possible out of the bank. The BMG bank actually merged with another bank from a different country to form one. This allowed the bank to branch out into other countries. The international reach is something that neither the father or grandfather of Ricardo was able to accomplish while they were leading the bank.

Another area that Ricardo Guimarães sees a lot of opportunity is in sports. He has worked to sponsor athletes that play internationally and has done so to get his name out throughout the world. He always ensures that the players wear the jerseys with the BMG name on them so that everyone can see who is paying for them to be there. He hopes that it will spark an interest in the bank in countries aside from Brazil. He also wants people to have a chance to play the sports that they want.

One thing that Ricardo Guimarães always looks for in athletes is their ability to succeed. Whether they have won many titles or just a few, he only chooses athletes who show a lot of promise. The athletes must be dedicated to the way that the sport will work and must be heading big places on an international level. He has sponsored athletes that have gone on to be Olympic stars and ones that have played for the Brazillian teams. He enjoys all sports and always gives the opportunity for sponsorship among different sports that people are able to play. He only chooses players who do so internationally to ensure the BMG name is publicized.