Dick DeVos is Among the Top Business Leaders and Philanthropists

Dick DeVos is a former executive who has been involved in a number of different companies such as Amway and the Windquest Group. During his career, DeVos has been involved in the direct sales industry, the finance industry and also professional sports. In each of these industries, he has provided his respective organizations with the direction they needed to reach their potential. When DeVos was running his companies, he helped make them industry leaders and this has helped make DeVos one of the most successful businesspeople in the United States. As well as being involved in business, DeVos has also run for state governor of Michigan as well as becoming a very well known philanthropist.

 

The first part of DeVos’ career was working at Amway in various positions. During his first stint at Amway, Dick would hold a number of positions in fields such as finance, manufacturing, sales, marketing and research and development. This foundation helped make DeVos very experienced in all aspects of the company. After working in these positions, DeVos would become one of the companies’ vice presidents. While he was one of the vice presidents of Amway, he would help the company expand to worldwide markets and get established in 18 countries. As a result, Amway would reach very high levels of success under the leadership of Dick DeVos.

 

After, Dick DeVos left Amway, he would then get involved in professional sports. He bought the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. When he was running the Orlando Magic, DeVos required that the organization have detailed management which would lead to getting the best results at all times. He wanted the organization to use detailed management so that every aspect of the organization was operated properly. This philosophy would help the team become one of the best in the league for the next few years. Therefore, Dick DeVos helped make the Orlando Magic one of the elite teams in the NBA.

 

In 1993, Dick would return to Amway and serve as its president. As president of the company, DeVos would help it establish a presence in 50 countries and become the industry leader in direct sales as a result. Dick would retire from the company in 2002 and pursue a new position with the Windquest Group. At this company he would serve as its president and participate in the management of technology and manufacturing investment holdings for a few years.

 

 

How to Take Advantage of Every Opportunity As It Comes

Graduated from the Oxford University with a law degree and later enhancing it in the Columbia school of law, Sam Tabar has practiced as an associate attorney; before getting into the world of finance. His investment career started by the opportunity to manage hedge funds and has emerged successful since as he now operates his firm and is an excellent strategist. His knowledge of the law, accompanied by the knowledge and experience in the finance market enables him to look at the market in a much keen way and from a different perspective from other strategists.

Sam Tabar’s journey to success
The PMA spearheaded his knowledge on hedge funds. It was here he had the first chance to interact directly with clients and this not only changed and widened his eyes to the greater opportunities presented by the hedge funds, but it also enabled him to spearhead an asset raising team, that developed great asset raising strategies that proved so lucrative for the company. It acquires him a promotion, and he rose in position to the Managing Director and Co-head of business development of the enterprise. The job created a bigger business opportunity, outside the acquired job, he moved from affiliating with the Asian-Pacific region and later working with the Adenval LLC, where he utilized his knowledge of the capital strategy and then started his venture.

As evidenced by LinkedIn, Sam is now a well-known hedge fund manager who acquires high profile contracts from across the world. It sure doesn’t matter where you start; you only need to give your best, and someone somewhere will see your effort and appreciate it. Acquiring new skills and techniques also play a greater role in your road to success. You only need to push yourself just a little harder, and everything else will fall into place.

In Sam’s ventures, he has interacted with quite some clients and learned different languages for efficient business transactions. He is particularly fluent in Japanese and French in addition to English. Among the high-profile, positions are, working at major law firm Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP as a senior associate. Before actually getting in the finance world. Read Sam Tabar’s full story on About.me.

JustFab Adds Plus Size Fashion to its Growing Online Retail Base–FABforALL

Online subscription fashion retailer JustFab Inc. wants women everywhere to feel empowered and beautiful. The brand has just launched their FABforALL collection, introducing plus sizes to the market.

Women around the world are applauding the move, because beauty really comes in all sizes. Now, the leading e-commerce website will offer clothing in XS to 3X and 24-34 with the additions of 16W-24W.

JustFab Inc. is celebrating the total woman, and Yuchin Mao, the brand’s head of design, is excited about the possibilities. He says the brand will always be about “style, fit and value” for all the subscribed VIP members. At the moment, Just Fab is growing fast with more than 4 million shopping members globally.

Just Fab was co-founded by business partners Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler to give women amazing shoes, handbags, clothing and accessories at affordable prices. The variety is incredible with more than 1,000 shoe styles alone. All their designs are created and produced in-house at their spacious Los Angeles headquarters.

According to Brandettes, When someone joins the JustFab VIP membership, they receive trendy head-to-toe looks for any style and occasion. Shoppers are saving 30% off regular pricing and earning points toward free loyalty items. Plus, they can cancel their membership any time they want, if they are not completely satisfied.

While many subscription start-ups explode onto the e-commerce scene at the beginning, a majority seem to disappear, unable to maintain the growth and newness. JustFab seems to have conquered those kinds of business challenges, and at this time, the brand is sitting pretty. Learn more about JustFab: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JustFab

The numbers don’t lie, according to the LATimes.com. JustFab Inc. appears to be headed toward an IPO or initial public offering soon. In the first quarter of 2016, JustFab got the green light, turning a profit for the first time. This year, JustFab is aimed at drawing in revenue of $650 million, up from $505 million last year.

The FABforALL Collection with extended sizes is a smart move, the proper move and places beauty where it belongs–available to women of all shapes and sizes.

Some brands get it, and JustFab Inc. is headed in the right direction.

Flavio Maluf Warns Brexit Is Bad News For Some Future Markets

The amount of money that Britain supplied for support of the European Union’s (EU’s) burden is exactly what caused the debacle of Brexit to happen. This is according to savvy businessman Flavio Maluf, who is basically a working professor of world economics, with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious New York University (NYU). He says when it comes to the history of support needed by the poorer countries of the EU, Britain’s contribution was much higher than any other country’s share. He has a very good point. The UK gave € 11 billion to the EU in 2014 alone.

Maluf claims anyone can see the signs of economic problems coming, just over the horizon. After the UK left the EU the overall drop in the EU’s stock markets topped 12 percent. The global economy has been weakening lately, says Maluf. The problem, economically, for Britain is that while their economy is doing quite well, but they believed the huge increase in inflation was associated with their membership in the EU. The UK taxpayers decided that ‘enough was enough’ as far as they were concerned.

So, of course one of the biggest disparities that many Britons claimed was the main factor that caused them to want to exit the EU. This is the lack of taxation on all goods they exported and imported, during their membership in the EU. Now, those tariffs have been restored. Flavio Maluf believes Brexit was a huge mistake. He does, however, also point out that in his native Brazil, the effect is non-existent. This is because traditionally, Brazil has only done a little over 2 percent of their total business with all of the UK.

Flavio Maluf sees this leading to a possible recession in some parts of Europe and that it will definitely affect all the stock markets of the world, negatively. The value of the British pound fell right after Brexit to the losest level since 1985. He sees the return of tariffs as a factor that will actually hurt relations, trade and otherwise, with all members of the EU.

Sustainable products industries are growing up to becoming the mainstream way construction and products are made. Flavio Maluf started Eucatex to supply the basic materials that sustainability manufacturing must have. Eucatex has grown very well in the last two decades.  Check out Flavio Maluf’s blog on WordPress for more information.

Andy Wirth Optimistic About Expansion

Lake Tahoe is one of the most desirable areas in the world when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. The Squaw Valley Resort understands that the area is becoming more and more popular and would like to expand their operations to accommodate the increase in demand for skiing in the area.

The expansion of the resort has been met with some heavy opposition by some local groups that are dedicated to preserving the Lake Tahoe region. Both sides of the coin recently met with the Placer County Planning Commission to decide if the proposed expansion can move forward to the next phase of approval.

According to Powder, Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, says that the meeting went well and both sides were extremely polite with each other while they were arguing their side. The commission listened to both arguments and decided to give the resort the thumbs up to move on with the expansion.

The next phase of the approval procedure is a meeting with the county executive board of directors. If that meeting goes well, they should be able to go ahead and begin construction and start the expansion.  Read more: Update on CEO Andy Wirth and his letter and Andrew Wirth: Executive Profile & Biography

The main reason that the League to Save Lake Tahoe, led by Jesse Patterson, is against the expansion is the effect that they say it will have on the traffic in the area. Traffic is already a cause for concern in the area of the expansion.

This is a point that Wirth has made when arguing his case. He says that his resort is not a cause of the current traffic concerns and will not have a further negative effect on them during the expansion process.

Andy Wirth has even said that his company will do everything that it can to help reduce the negative effect that traffic has on the area. One of the main components of this plan is an effort to help the county develop a more efficient and effective mass transit system to cut down on the number vehicles on the road.

Wirth has worked for almost 30 years in the ski resort industry. He got his start in Steamboat Springs where he worked in the marketing department. He eventually became marketing director of Steamboat Springs resort.

He remained at this company until he was hired by Squaw Valley Holdings to run their resort in Lake Tahoe. This was a major hire for the company as he is the first CEO that the resort has had that is not a member of the Cushing family.

Online Management Small Business Owners Can Do Themselves

According to a recent article on Forbes’ website, there are at least 9 reputation management services that entrepreneurs and small business owners can achieve themselves without hiring a management company.
They interviewed Don Sorensen, who is the owner of Big Blue Robot, to get his views on specific tasks that small business owners can do on their own to manage their online reputation.

Take Charge
It can take months to rebuild your reputation when it’s hit by a negative review. Business owners who spend time building a solid presence on the first few pages of Google will most likely not have to worry about a sudden bad review appearing above their content in search rankings.

Social Media
Always have your business name locked down on social media. You might not have plans to develop a strategy on each platform, but you don’t want anyone else to claim your brand’s name. The most vital ones are Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Update Sites and Optimize for SEO
Small business owners and entrepreneurs can do much of their own search engine rankings by finding keywords to target. It should be relevant content that’s updated on a regular basis. Search engines will rank the sites higher when they’re updated with relevant content frequently.

Expand Your Reach
When you create profiles on free websites, you’re gaining exposure for your website. You can create free profiles on quite a few sites including WordPress.com, Blogger and Tumblr. Make sure it’s a detailed profile with links to your site.

Press Releases
Contribute press releases to relevant news outlets. They can often rank on the first page of Google if they’re written well and contributed to a good news organization. Forbes suggests posting a page of tips and linking that to the press release. It’s one of the simplest ways to share information.

Manage Reviews
Respond to positive and negative reviews. Often, by responding in a positive way, you can neutralize a bad review. Don’t ignore or respond angrily to a review when you can show customers that you’re open to critique and have the ability to listen and make changes.

 

The Accomplishments of Stephen Murray, Former CCMP Capital CEO

CCMP Capital experienced a great loss when the company spoke it’s farewells to Stephen Murray, former CCMP Capital CEO. As CEO of CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray accomplished to create this booming company, which has served to leverage buyouts and create equity growth. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0

After leaving CCMP Capital due to health reasons, Stephen Murray unfortunately passed away at the age of 52. Stephen Murray not only achieved great feats in his professional life, but he also was the head of his family of his wife and his sons. Stephen Murray is also honored for his philanthropic contributions to organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation in New York, Boston College, and the Stamford Museum.

CCMP Capital was founded by Stephen Murray in 2006. A break-off from JP Morgan Chase, CCMP Capital has proven its success by achieving exponential growth to the tune of approximately $12 billion since it’s humble beginnings.

Due to Stephen Murray’s dedication and hard work, CCMP Capital boasts today with worldwide offices and gives security to over 50 employees. CCMP Capital’s specialization in equity and leverage buy-out has created the company to manage a world-renowned portfolio to this day. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-13/stephen-murray-ex-ccmp-chief-who-helped-build-firm-dies-at-52

Stephen Murray’s philanthropic contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation have not gone unnoticed. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is commonly known to society as the realization of childhood dreams to children who may not get to live these dreams out on their own.

Contributors like Stephen Murray are the reason that this foundation is able to make these dreams come true for children who may never have an opportunity to achieve their goals like great men of Stephen Murray’s caliber may have been able to.

Of course, the greatest service Stephen Murray offered to the world was to be a loving husband husband and father to his wife and sons. Stephen Murray’s life was not lived in vain.

His dedication and perseverance have proven to be the foundation that has paved the way for Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, inspirational philanthropy, and the creation of a family. Stephen Murray may be missed by many, but his life has made an ever-impressive place in the world.

Fabletics Presents Their Athleisure Line For The Active Girl On The Go

Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson has really taken the world by storm. Fabletics is an athletic clothing line that promises a commitment to style and quality athletic wear at an affordable price. The company began in 2013 and in just two years it has spread to at least 8 different countries and has developed a men’s line and expanded to included physical store locations. Fabletics has taken its dedication to affordability one step further and included a VIP club which affords its members a discount up to 50% off of items, other monthly specials and savings, and a loyalty program but VIP members can always opt to skip the month or cancel anytime.

The 3-minute video posted on their YouTube channel shows an athletic clothing company that is opening up to many different areas of clothing and accessories. First and foremost, Fabletics started as a women’s athletic line and opened up a Men’s athletic line (FL2) which has all the fashionable high performance wear that a man may need at more than half off of what other competitive athletic companies charge. Fabletics also offers sports bras and swim wear that is stylish, comfortable, and supportive. Now that Fabletics is coming up on its three year anniversary, they are introducing a brand new product that combines athletic wear and leisure wear, Athleisure, and this line now includes dresses.

Athleisure is the newest thing to hit the market of daily athletic wear thanks to Fabletics. Kate Hudson introduced Fabletics new Athleisure dress line in April and it is everything your little black dress is not. In her article with Marie Claire Magazine, Kate Hudson discusses what makes Athleisure so special, which is the wearability of course. This new line from their detailed account of their experience at My Subscription Addiction is designed for women to be active and stylish; Fabletics is “taking the active girl, taking her out on the town, and keeping her casual”! Specifically with this new dress line, the goal is to be comfortable and be able to move, unlike some of the more restrictive little black dresses women are used to, but the idea is that the dress does all the same things your favorite yoga pants or leggings do which is lift and suck everything into the right places and make your assets look great without any uncomfortable shape wear. The best part is that Fabletics is making this level of style and comfort affordable to the average woman. So, if you’re looking to step up your wardrobe look no farther than Fabletics. (https://twitter.com/fabletics)

The Founder and CEO of Davos Financial

David Osio creator and Chief Executive Officer of Davos Real Estate Group, along with his Executive Directors Gerard Gonzalez and Pablo Bausili announced their new mobile app labeled “Davos CAP Calculator” to their acclaimed client base in an authoritative declaration. The innovative client app targets to estimate the achieved assets on real estate which captivates the client’s involvement.

Davos Real Estate Group is an autonomous firm that constructed Davos Financial Group, a worldwide fiscal company which is also the principal leader in the Latin American market for over 20 years in proposing inclusive monetary consultation and guidance.

Their business strategy concentrates on devising an investment blueprint that exceeds the prospects and demands of every client,encompassing prime commodities within the administrative foundation which requires unsurpassed expertise of a specific adept team for every service rendered.

The mobile app has evolved based on the state of the art technology and is currently available for both the iPhone and Android cellphones. This is just the conception of forthcoming sequences that will be compatible with all existing apps which will consist of the capacity to recognize properties through the mobile phone and transmit factual records to your Davos Financial Group broker through an synergistic dialogue.

This innovation will permit investors to obtain a vivid financial concept and prospect when contemplating acquiring property.

David Osio is a graduate from the Catholic University Andres Bello which happens to be the major university in Latin America with emphasized studies in international banking at the institute Estudios Superiores de Administracion IESA, accordingly.

He commenced his chosen path in 1981 as President and CEO of OPED Enterprises which held him accountable for coffee export issues and afterwards, he was in an executive capacity in LETCO Commercial Company where he was responsible for building marketing strategies for industrial commodities in the U.S. climbing the corporate ladder to a successful status.

In 1984 he linked with the MGO Law Firm in Caracas,Venezuela which was his stepping stone acquiring proficiency in banking law. He was at the helm navigating corporate clients Ferro Corporation and Consolidated Bank.

In 1993, David Osio made up his mind to go solo and founded Davos Financial Group which is the primary business in Venezuela, committed to offering financial counsel to a selective clientele.

He implemented an aggressive management approach that has permitted him not only to elevate the scope of profits but also broaden the business aspects.

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ClassDojo

I am very excited to announce that ClassDojo has set in motion a new tool, Student Stories. This very fundamental tool allows students to add additional pictures and videos to their portfolios and share them with their parents. Students will definitely be able to include their parents and bring them along for the ride of their learning adventures. This is an awesome way to develop a less intricate connection between students and parents while developing an understanding to different assignments. The device allows students as well as teachers to add different materials to their creations without having to remember any difficult username or passwords. There is a QR code put in place which allows the students to scan the code and pick up where they left off. However, teachers has to confirm any added material before it is sent out for viewing by parents. Student Stories is a very brilliant idea that opens doors for many students who may have not been able to voice their opinion or exactly what they were trying to say verbally. It also gives parents an opportunity to have front row seats to the hard work and creativity that their children are putting forth on a daily basis. I am sure that this is a great start for an outstanding communication platform between teachers, students, and parents. With the creation of Student Stories, it will allow many students to be able to come together and have fun working as a team. A positive culture within the classrooms is definitely something that is needed in each and every school. Every parent want their child/children to go to school and feel comfortable so that learning can feel as natural to them as possible. ClassDojo has certainly made room for a ground up change within the school systems to develop better communication skills, better student-teacher relationships, as well as student-parent relationships.

Although ClassDojo may be viewed as a simple creation, I think that it will have a very high success rate. The main goal of ClassDojo is to offer parents an open door to their student’s behavior in the classroom. By students being knowledgeable of the fact that their parents will be notified of their behavior, I think that it will cause less behavioral problems from students.

ClassDojo has the potential to create stress free classrooms where teachers can continuously teach versus having to stop and discipline a child from time to time. Students will be more engaged with doing the best of their ability to make their parents and teachers proud.

 

Find out more about ClassDojo:

https://www.youtube.com/user/classdojo