Mike Baur Talks About How To Become An Entrepreneur

Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur. His current company, which he co-founded, is called Swiss Startup Factory. This company runs new entrepreneurs through a six-month program which sets their companies up for continued success. He entered this field after having worked in the private banking industry for over twenty years where he was a top executive. He lives in Freiburg and supports Swiss Startup Factory both financially and as one of its top leaders.

When talking about how to come up with a fantastic idea to build a new business around, Mike Baur says that inspiration strikes when it chooses to. He says ideas that just come to you are generally far better than ideas that come up from brainstorming for them. He says that the best ideas generally occur when a person decides they need a product to get something accomplished and then realize it doesn’t yet exist. If this results in solving a problem other people has as well than you have the makings of something to base a new venture on.

Mike Baur also insists that it is far better to share new business ideas than keep them to yourself. First, sharing the idea with others will give you valuable feedback that can be used to make improvements to it. Also, if you are really passionate about the idea that can rub off on the people you share it with and that might inspire them to join your team. A team of people working on a new business will accomplish a lot more than any one person could ever do, as he points out.

In order to start Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur teamed up with his business partner Max Meister. They each brought different experiences to this new venture. Mike Baur brought his background in private banking, and all the professional relationships he had built up including with some of the wealthiest people in Europe, while Max Meister brought his background in strategic management consulting. They had seen that Switzerland needed a firm that could help people develop new business ideas and start the company out on firm ground.

It was 2015 that they co-founded Swiss Startup Factory. Both Mike Baur and Max Meister think they did most things right getting this company going. Looking back there are some small things they think they could have done better on but overall it has been a very successful venture.


Aloha Construction’s Ethical Practices and Commitment to Community earn it the BBB Torch Award

Most people recognize the Better Business Bureau as a an agency that approves companies who have ethical practices. What they might not be aware of is that this same agency also selects one company each year to receive its distinguished Torch Award. A recent online article focused on Aloha Construction, which was the company chosen in 2017 to win this prestigious award. The award was given to Aloha Construction for the ethical practices they adhere to in all aspects of their business.

The companies who receive the BBB’s Torch Award have to achieve high levels in a number of areas their board members deem as necessary practices. Among the various areas the BBB board looks at is a commitment to the community. Aloha Construction has been a leading participant in community involvement. Not only are they partners with an organization called Learning Express, which provides toys to children from families in need, but they also contribute to local organizations to help provide services to children with cancer.

As a family owned business based in Illinois, Aloha Construction serves all of Illinois and parts of Southern Wisconsin. Founder David Farbaky, has always placed on emphasis on providing customers with superior craftsmanship. Thy use a nine-step process of inspection to ensure every project meets the company’s high standards for excellence. They also offer a 10-year warranty on all of their roofing projects. With such an exceptional dedication to customer satisfaction, it was easy for this company to meet the BBB’s level of excellence for ethical communication.

Aloha Construction also takes steps to make sure all of their employees are fully licensed, insured and trained within their chosen fields. Any contractor involved in siding placement goes through a high level of training through the Vinyl Siding Institute. In addition, this construction company has a new division in development, which will specialize in restorations and remodels. The employees within this division will be trained and licensed in disaster recovery as it applies to remodeling. This shows the company’s commitment to unified organization as well as growth and development, which are also top considerations for the BBB Torch Award.


IDLife: A Leading Nutritional And Supplement Company For Better Health

IDLife is a network marketing company that provides perfect products in achieving ideal health for any individual. IDLife is located in Frisco, Texas. Here, one finds the provision of free online assessment that probes individuals about some health-related issues to know the best nutritional supplement that is perfect for them. This is because not everyone finds certain product favorable for them and keen assessment before a prescription is quite significant.

The questionnaire used on the IDLife website is easy to follow and navigate. It has been successfully authorized by HIPAA Compliant assuring customers of standard protection of their information however sensitive it may be. It is confidential and safe. The assessment revolves around major issues in one’s life such as personal issues, dietary matters, lifestyle, physical address, medical issues, and medications used before. The IDLife products come with broad nutritional supplements that help people to overcome different illnesses.

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The list of the IDLife products entails IDLife skin care, IDLife sleep, IDLife kids, IDLife appetite control, IDLife EnergyShot, IDLife shake, and ID nutrition. All these have specific functions in the body of an individual. The CEO of this great company is Logan Stout. He is an incredible individual in the company with a background in business and entrepreneurship. A great asset that IDLife enjoys from Logan is his leadership and the business skills in the entire business. Logan has over 32 years’ experience in the area of sales and has been president of many industries such as skincare businesses, nutrition products, and video plus among others.

In recent news, IDLife disclosed their partnership with Garmin, a company focused on the development of quality GPS devices in the market. Their collaboration is due to the similarity in their belief that health is an all-around industry and not about nutrition only. They have both developed ideas and strategies targeting their customers in achieving advantageous health goals through a holistic plan. Garmin Company makes fitness devices that can be worn. This tracker is designed in such a manner that it can easily synchronize with the IDLife, IDWellness app. This app will give customers an easy time to track their exercises and measure up their nutritional needs. This way, health goals would be easier to achieve.

Check more about IDLife: https://hitechchronicle.com/2017/08/garmin-and-idlife-team-up-for-strategic-wellness-endeavor/

How Dr. Saad Saad Helps Children Around The World Through Performing Complicated Surgeries

Dr. Saad Saad has been a pediatric surgeon for three decades. He is based in Eatontown, New Jersey and is a graduate of Cairo University Medical Hospital, graduating in 1971. He is board certified as both a pediatric surgeon and as a general surgeon. Dr. Saad Saad has performed many types of surgical procedures such as appendectomies, bronchoscopies, gallbladder removals, hernia and hydrocele repair, acid reflux surgeries, tumor surgeries, and more.

After moving to the United States in the 1980s, Dr. Saad Saad has worked in a number of medical facilities. He is presently at Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates in Eatontown. Other facilities he has performed surgeries at include Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center. He has also been affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. In 2014 he was given two awards for his work. The first of these was the Patients’ Choice Award while the second one was the Compassionate Doctor Recognition. These awards were given for his excellent bedside manner as well as making a very positive impact in the lives of his young patients. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/

As a philanthropist, Dr. Saad Saad has also traveled the world in order to help children. One example of this took place in 2002 when he was contacted by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). This organization was established in 1991 in order to help Arab children in need throughout the Middle East. It is a non-political and nonprofit organization. They contacted him because a 15-year-old kid had been shot while in the West Bank and he desperately needed surgery. He had been operated on at an Israeli hospital but the nature of his wounds were too complicated for the surgeons to manage.

After Dr. Saad Saad agreed to perform the surgery this child was flown to New Jersey. When he saw the patient Dr. Saad Saad says that they were in very critical condition. He had burning holes in his stomach and child had great difficulty eating anything. The surgery to save this child took seven hours which involved repairing the injuries he had suffered internally as well as fixing up the stomach holes. The surgery was declared to be a huge success and the child began to recover swiftly after he was out of the operating room.

Another Palestinian child Dr. Saad Saad performed complicated surgery on was a child who was born with her intestines partially outside of her body. For a year and a half Palestinian doctors had tried to help her with little success. She, too, was sent to Dr. Saad Saad by PCRF. The subsequent surgery, which took five hours, resulted in covering up her abdominal area with what he described as a “Fig leaf cover”.

Banco Bradesco: Luiz Carlos Trabuco And The Next Phase

The Next Phase for Banco Bradesco
Banco Bradesco is the second largest bank in Brazil. The bank is located in São Paulo. They have recently announced a new president to succeed their current president, Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Luiz Trabuco has been involved with Bradesco since 1969, and has been the president and CEO since March 10, 2009.

Octavio de Lazari Junior is set to takeover the position of Trabuco. The assets of Banco Bradesco are approximately $1.3 trillion as of 2017’s closing number. Both Trabuco and Lazari have been involved in the banking industry long-term.

Brandão’s departure from Banco Bradesco was announced earlier than originally anticipated. He was originally set to stay in position until March of 2018. Luiz Trabuco will fulfill his position as well as Brandão’s until March.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia novo presidente: Octavio de Lazari Junior vai substituir Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

Trabuco commented on Seu Brandão’s lasting impact on Brazilian banking. He accredits Brandão for the construction of the system, and says he helped evolve the country for future developments. The main concern of Trabuco is to ensure the bank continues to grow and think innovativly, even with his departure according to istoedinheiro.com.br. Brandão’s initiated the purchase of HSBC, which furthered the acquisition of new clients. Trabuco describes Brazil as a country with economic and social mobility.

Luiz Trabuco spoke on a statement made by Aguiar regarding the cultue of the bank. Trabuco said he aims to keep the culture at top priority, yet still actively advance the organization. Trabuco said the mission is not just about maintaining their position, but advancing and growing collectively. With any business, there are highs and lows, but Trabuco has been resilient to the any minor adversity over his four-decade career.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco received a degree from USP’s School of Sociology. He earned credits in Science, Philosophy, Language and Art from the University of Sao Paulo. He fulfilled the position of Managing Director and Vice President since March 1999. He also fulfilled the position of Departmental Director from the years 1984 to 1992. He served as the President of ANAPP from August 1994 to August 2000. He also served as a member of the managing board ABRASCA from July 2000 to February 2003.

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Ricardo Tosto: The Acclaimed Attorney of Brazil

Ricardo Tosto has developed one of the best acclaimed law firms of Latin America. He is highlighted as one of the best business man of the 2018 industry. He was able to gain the attention of the Chambers Latin America, representing international law firms and professionals around the world. Ricardo Tosto has recently gained attention with the Litigation sector of Brazil, containing 91 lawyers and 15 partners. In the most recent edition of Chambers Latin America, Ricardo Tosto’s team was mentioned for their competence and strong roles in assisting clients. This includes infrastructure, energy, and banking sectors regarding types of Litigation. The publication also reviewed Tosto, and his assistants leading in the action of construction and engineering.

Another important influential man of Latin America is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. He is known as the most prominent lawyer and market leader. Mass Litigation is apparent in the offices of Brazil. Due to the Litigation issues, clients believe that the excellent of legal services in these cases, provides clients to feel comfortable within the business. Dedication, skilled technique, and agility are main characteristics that Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho and his law firm demonstrate.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a lawyer with many achieved credentials, including LACCA Approved, a research conducted by a partner recognized in the area of tax Litigation. In 2013, the winner of the ILO, (International Law Offices) was Leite, Tosto e Barros. This award was given with the result of a survey of more than two thousand people. The ceremony took place in London and many that were present were actual members of the firm. Created in 2005, the award recognizes global law firms and services that the firm can provide. For the law offices of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, this is more than just an award, it demonstrates international recognition for success of the firm and dedication to customers.

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Wes Edens, No Stranger To Investment

Wes Edens is Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group in addition to a sitting member of its seven-member Board of Directors. He was one of five founding partners that formed the private equity firm in 1998. In 2016 it was estimated that Fortressed managed $70.2 billion in assets across its portfolio.

Before co-founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens earned a Bachelor’s of Science at Oregan State University in Financial and Business Administration. In 1987, his career started at Legman Brothers, was a financial services firm based out of New York City. After leaving the firm in 1993, Edens than moved on to work at BlackRock Asset Investors where he was a partner and managing director.

With his education and on the job experience Wes Edens had prepared himself for a career filled with investments and opportunities that would go on to form many successes.

In 2006, Fortress purchased Nationstar Mortage, where Wes Edens would become chairman, for $575 million. Such a purchase provided Fortress with leverage in the home equity market, adding to their growing portfolio of business.

Another success was in 2007 when he and his partners took the firm public. AT the time, a publicly traded private equity firm was unheard of, but when Normura Holdings acquired a 15% stake in the firm Wes Edens and his partners became billionaires. Over the next two years, Fortress would sell an 8% share of the business to the public, which by 2009, amounted to $600 million. That same year is when Edens became a member of the company’s Board of Directors where he was able to pull the firm out of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Leading Fortress’s private equity business, Wes Edens made Fortress a majority stakeholder in the subprime lender Springleaf Financial Services. In 2015, their investment had increased by more than 27x, netting the firm $3.5 billion on an initial investment of $124 million five years prior. Easily considered another successful move by Edens, he received praise from the like of The Wall Street Journal.

Combined, Springleaf and Nationstar allow Edens and Fortress to construct a lucrative private equity business with assets of $14.7 billion.

Edens is also a co-owner of the Wisconsin Bucks, which he purchased for $550 million in 2014. He has built commissioned the construction of a new stadium for the team and has dedicated some of his time to teach players on the team how to better their finances.

Not only did he buy a team, which some could argue as a reasonable investment, but Edens also ensured his team was an all-around success.

In keeping with sports, in 2017, Edens went on to form a League of Legends team called FLyQuest. Also owned in part by Fortress, in 2016 the team took part in the North American League Championship Series.

Through and through, Wes Edens is a man who does not follow the pack but leads it. He obtained wealth in various capacities including a globally successful business, two national teams, and a family.

Wes Edens’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Wes-Edens

The Chainsmokers, the Darker Side

The Chainsmokers are getting in touch with their darker side with their new single “Sick Boy” the first of many new songs in the works that explore the dark realities of today’s society. Circling around social media and the image that is projected there, the fear of judgment and the way social media has changed and shaped the struggles for today’s youth. “Sick Boy” calls for everyone to face the harsh realities of looking in the mirror to face what’s within and making a decision of what to portray to the world of social networking.

The Chainsmokers are a young American DJ and production duo made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two have been together since 2012 and released their first hit single “Selfie” in 2014. The Chainsmokers have been on fire ever since releasing one explosive track after the other. Up until this point they have adapted an EDM-pop sound focusing on love and life that fans have fallen head over heels for, but with their new single “sick Boy” it seems they are taking the music down a darker path.

In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Drew Taggart explains “‘Sick Boy’ is the first installment of this first new chapter for us”. Taggart went on to say “I feel our music’s always been lyrically, at least, like a reflection of our generation and what it’s like to be part of it in terms of relating to other people. And Romance. The next topic is a little bit darker, but I think that’s the tone of society right now”. See the full interview over at https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/02/07/the-chainsmokers-discuss-new-single-sick-boy-and-how-their-new-music-is-darker-than-ever-before/#5bf01daf1b4f.

And it seems fans can agree, “Sick Boy” has already found its way into the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and is gaining popularity internationally. As of today, “Sick Boy” has 147,116,378 views on YouTube and has 1.4 million Likes! For all of the men, women and teens who are blaring their radios with The Chainsmokers, it looks like they are happy to follow down whatever path Pall and Taggart decide to lead.


Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Becoming the World’s Best Bottled Drinking Water

Waiakea is becoming the world’s best-bottled water. This company is based out of Hawaii and the water itself is filtered through 14,000 feet of volcano rock. Hawaii’s volcanic water has proven to be filled with more vitamins and nutrients. 8 million tons of plastic is thrown into our oceans, and 38 billion plastic bottles a year are in our landfills. It takes 1,000 years you degrade into the earth. But thankfully, in 2018, Waiakea will begin to use the first degradable plastic bottles. These new bottles can change the environment. The bottle uses 100% recyclable plastics and can degrade into the earth within 15 years.

Waiakea was founded by Ryan Emmons in 2012. He remembered how pure the Hawaiian water was while on vacations with his family. The name Waiakea comes from ‘Wai Akea’ which means broad waters. They also have a partnership with PumpAid, a charity who brings clean water to needy countries. Waiakea donates 650 liters, for every 1 liter you buy, to communities in Africa. Over 500 million liters have been donated.

The volcanic water benefits include, but not limited to a magnesium, calcium, and the perfect amount of silica. Drinking 10mg of silica can reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s by 11%. It can also help with other health issues. The company would like to do more research and give more feedback on all the health benefits the water can provide. Waiakea water is proving to be amazing.

Waiakea water has 8.8 Ph levels and BPA free and rich in minerals and electrolytes. The packaging is made of high grade, 100 percent plastic. The process of the packing being made also reduces carbon emissions by more than 90%. The company has many awards, such as Food and Beverages Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association. They have been featured in magazines like Forbes, People, and Good Morning America. Waiakea can be found at Whole Foods, Central Markets, and Albertson.


What The Chainsmokers Latest Release “Sick Boy” Is All About

The Chainsmokers are an American duo who specialize in dance-rock music. They do DJ work and production. The first song they ever released was “#Selfie” which made its debut in 2014 and went on to achieve international success by breaking into the top 20 singles in multiple nations. Their debut album, released in October 2015, was Bouquet. Since that time they have released two other albums which are College and Memories…Do Not Open.

Following up on this success, the Chainsmokers have now released a new single called “Sick Boy”. It takes a darker dip than most of their catalog does. The two members of this band are Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert. Alex recently sat down for a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest to discuss this song. He says the point of the song is that everyone nowadays is on social media which isn’t necessarily bad but dark things do happen as a result. The challenge is how you show yourself to the world which is a self-inflicted wound by being on social media at all and yet being on things like Facebook and Twitter are becoming unavoidable. He says he and his bandmate live the 24-hour fame lifestyle so they know what the cost is of having little to no privacy as well as the general public quick to judge.


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Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart wrote this song along with Tony Ann, their keyboardist, and Emily Warren who is a professional songwriter of acclaim. It was partially produced by Shaun Frank. Since its release the song is doing well in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Germany, France, and other European nations.

The Chainsmokers first got together in 2012. At the time it was Alex Paul and Rhett Bixler. After Bixler left the band Andrew Taggart heard about this and left Syracuse University in order to join the band. The Chainsmokers band name came about because Pall had been attending New York University when he came up with it and as many college students do he enjoyed smoking marijuana from time to time.