Mike Baur Establishes Swiss Startup Company To Aid Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Every business has to start somewhere. Even the biggest companies started out as just an idea somebody had and decided to implement it. However, dreaming of starting your own business can be flowery, but putting it into action can be tough. Businesses need resources and capital to be able to get off the ground, and that can be hard if you don’t have a sugar daddy to provide for you. Well, fortunately, there are people out there who once started their own business and who know the tricks of the trade to be able to help you launch your startup!

 

Mike Baur is one such person who had the idea of establishing a business to help other people with their businesses. As an entrepreneur, he knew the struggles and difficulties a businessperson can face while trying to make a living for himself. His company, Swiss Startup Factory was established keeping in mind the needs of various businesses.

 

These days, numerous people are leaning towards starting up their businesses instead of ‘working for the man.’ The younger working generations are more ambitious than ever and prefer being their boss rather than having a boss. However, with these ambitions, it is easy to get sidetracked and lost in the overhaul of things that having a business entails, which can lead to devastating outcomes. That’s when companies like Swiss Startup Factory come in to ensure that startups grow in the right direction.

 

Mike Baur realized that business owners need more than just a monetary incentive to start their businesses. People looking to start their businesses need the guidance and knowledge as to what they can and can’t do about business. A lot of elements need to come together to be able to establish a successful business, and Swiss Startup Factory aims to help its clients with just that. Right from marketing to accounts management, the Swiss Start-Up Factory educates and provides valuable information to people looking to get their business up and running.

 

Since its establishment in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factor has been a guiding light for numerous small businesses. The number of companies that have become successful owing to the Swiss Startup Factory is enormous, solely because of the positive guidance that Mike has envisioned his company to give their clients.

 

Mike Baur is no stranger to wanting to help newcomers into the world of business. Before establishing the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike used to judge a reality tv show called ‘Start.’ The show entailed people coming up and showcasing their idea for a business venture, for a chance to win a grand prize and investment opportunities for their company. Through these endeavors, Mike has helped numerous people achieve their dreams and goals of having their company.

The History Of The DAMAC Group And Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is the owner, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Chairman of Damac Group, which is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sajwani briefly worked for a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, GASCO, before deciding to found his own company.

In 1982 Hussain Sajwani founded Draieh Management Services Co LLC, which after a period of time was called DAMAC Group. The company started out as a catering service with operations across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Far East, the Indian subcontinent. Today DAMAC Group is a far more diverse company with luxury property developments, insurance, education, and trading activities in addition to its ongoing industrial catering services. According to Forbes, Hussain Sajwani is worth $3.7 billion.

One of Hussain Sajwani’s greatest property developments is just miles from Dubai. The development is set on 964 acres and features luxury condos, mansions, apartments and condos along with its own high-end retail development. Situated in the middle of the property is an 18 hole golf course that DAMAC Group developed along with The Trump Organization. The course is called the Trump World Golf Club, Dubai and was designed by Tiger Woods. Altogether there are about 42 million square feet of development on this project and it will be worth billions of dollar upon completion.

Hussain Sajwani has partnered with many luxury brands with his developments. Among the prestigious brands are Fendi, Bugatti, and Versace. He also runs a promotion where the purchasers of his apartments during the month of January receive a free BMW or Lamborghini. During another promotion, he essentially gave a free vacation to Dubai in order to entice Chinese buyers to reserve an apartment.

Besides DAMAC Group Hussain Sajwani has also been involved with a number of other companies. Among these is Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG, for which he serves as Chairman. He also holds large shareholder interests in a number of firms including Global Logistics Services Co., Al Atilia Insurance Company, and Taiba Kuwait Holding Company KSCC.

Learn more:

http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-needy-children-518106

http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/23813-the-rise-and-rise-of-damac/

 

 

Bob Reina Knows His Success Comes With Great Responsibility

Bob Reina, founder and CEO of award winning company Talk Fusion, has lived his life by a mantra, “With great success comes greater responsibility”. Throughout Reina’s life, he has lived by this very statement and all that it stands for. Reina once served as a police officer, helping his local community in every way possible.

He noticed a void in the market when it came to emailing videos and set out on a mission to change that. Thus he created Talk Fusion, a digital communications company that can help people and business’s connect and share their message.

Reina has not taken his success lightly. He dedicated his company to helping people through his amazing associate program. Talk Fusion Associates become part of a special family where they get the training and ability to reach financial goals they never thought possible, and the opportunity is available around the world in over 140 countries.

Reina himself has stayed involved in the world, and as he has found more success, he has offered more to the world. He is the giver of a record-breaking donation of $1 million to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. He has also personally been involved in life saving changes for numerous animals. He is also a big donor to and Indonesian orphanage.

Along with his personal mission to change lives for the better, he is sharing his giving spirit for all his Talk Fusion Associates. Bob Reina knows that once people give and see how easily they can change lives, they will continue on that mission.

In order to further this cause, Reina allows all his associates to give a Talk Fusion custom account, the best package the company offers, to the charity of their choice. This opportunity can help charities reach more people and help them grow their charities in order to help more people.

George Soros’ Investment in the Welfare and Business of the New Migrants

Billionaire investor, political activist and philanthropist George Soros came back to the political process during the 2016 presidential election after spending several years on the sidelines. In true Soros’ fashion, he took the process very seriously, committing tens of millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Investopedia, which ultimately won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to Donald Trump.

A New Commitment

Part of what has reinvigorated George Soros’ political commitment is his concern over the migrant crisis in Europe and its impact on the stability of the countries people are leaving, as well as the countries that are hosting the immigrants (whether by their own choice or not).

As a Hungarian immigrant who fled Europe as a teen during World War II and survived the siege of Budapest in 1945, George Soros is highly sympathetic to the plight of today’s migrants. It is Soros’ feeling that the west has failed to offer any workable policies on Forbes to help deal with the masses of people fleeing war-torn countries, and this failure has lead to an even greater rise in human misery and political instability. There is much more that can be done to help with the crisis, according to Soros, and he is wiling to make a real commitment towards making positive change in the situation.

A $500 Million Investment

Anyone who knows George Soros knows he always puts his money right where his mouth is. As far as making an impact on the migrant situation on opensocietyfoundations.org, Soros is committed in a real way, to the tune of $500 million. Soros’ plan is to invest in startups as well as established companies that are working to make a difference in the lives of immigrants. He will also look at investing in companies that have been founded by refugee and migrant people themselves. It is his hope that other investors will join in and also invest in companies that are working to improve the situation for immigrants.

In Soros view, governments still need to play a large and active role in improving the lives of immigrant people, “by creating and sustaining adequate physical and social infrastructure.” He also noted, however, that there is huge power in the private sector to change the situation, and that investors should see this as an opportunity to work for change while also having a part in potentially profitable business opportunities.

Now, with a new administration coming into Washington, Soros’ dedication to democratic principles is more fired up than ever, and he is more motivated to invest in improving the lives and business prospects of the growing immigrant population.

Mike Baur: The Man Improving the Swiss Startup Ecosystem

Mike Baur attended the University of Applied Science in Bern where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance. Mike also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Bern. He started his career at UBS Fribourg in the wealth management department and worked there for nine years. Mike later moved to the company’s office in Zurich where he worked in KeyClient Group Switzerland. His career at UBS was meteoric because he was an executive board member by the time he left even. He started as an apprentice at the bank. He was hired at Clariden Leu as the Business Area head of private banking after nearly 20 years at UBS in 2008. Mike was promoted to the head of private banking in the whole of Switzerland after three years. He then joined Sallfort Privatbank as the head of private banking. He maintained the position for two years.

 

Mike quit his job in the banking industry to become an investor in startups in 2014. Baur has been recognized as one of the most instrumental people in the Swiss startup ecosystem in recent years. He cofounded the Swiss Startup Factory with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. The factory is a three-month accelerator that provides startups with co-working spaces, financial investment, mentorship, and coaching. Baur is currently the Executive Chairman and oversees the fundraising rounds of the accelerator. Some of the startups that have passed through the accelerator include Car helped, Blinkers, Struckd, and Beaconsmind. Swiss Startup Factory is the top private ICT accelerator in the country today.

 

Baur founded the Swiss Startup Association in 2015 and is its acting director. It has been described as the voice of startups in Switzerland and seeks to improve the ecosystem so that they can thrive. It has advocated for better regulations so that it can be easier to start a startup and grow it without any obstacles. It is also marketing the startup ecosystem to the outside world so that more venture capitalists can invest in the startups.

 

Mike was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest early last year. The company invests in startups at different stages and organizes some events every year for startups. Baur is the Vice President of the Innovation Lab in Fribourg. The lab supports student entrepreneurs who might have ideas but lack the finances to grow it. The company ensures that these entrepreneurs get the resources that they might need through its vast network of investors and mentors.

Capital Group Makes Outstanding Choice for New Chairman

Capital Group is a leading investment management firm with most of its funds in equity mutual, they over sees $1.25 trillion for clients. It is one of the world’s leading firms. It was founded in 1931 by Jonathan Bell Lovelace. They are most known for the way they handle accounts. They run on a multiple manager system. This system divides each client’s asset funds amongst a number of different investors who pick what stocks and bonds to invest in based on their own research.

Timothy Armour was named the chairman of Capital Group on July 28th, 2015. He has been with Capital Group for 32 years working in all different departments of the firm. Timothy Armour received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont and shortly after graduation is when he became part of the firm through their Associates Program in 1983. He has proven himself over and over again making him one of the most valuable investors. Tim believes that when it comes to investing you should find active managers who earn their keep. You are able to do this by learning the details about the company and comparing them to the possibilities of where the future for that industry is going.

For more information on Timothy Armour, view his business profile.

When the market crashed in September 2015 Timothy Armour believes that is largely in part to the fact that China is responsible for 15% of the world’s GDP. This makes them a great influence e on many developed countries. When China decided to suddenly devalue its currency is when these developed countries experienced this down turn and had to come to the realization that they were going to face a decline in export activities. They are able to offset this even with lower oil prices, lower commodity and lower interest rates, which should provide them with a boost in finances globally.

According to Janet Yang, much of Capital Group’s success is because of Timothy. She believes it is his ability to “peer into the future” that has brought him this success. He is able to look at the future needs and demands of businesses and employees to better understand where the market is going and what investments are best for each individual. Timothy has the ability to understand many different aspects of firms and employees when looking into future investments. Capital Group is an excellent firm for anyone looking to invest with one of their many talented members.

Related: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/capital-group-names-armour-chairman-to-succeed-james-rothenberg

 

Doe Deere, Lime Crime, & The Future

Have you ever heard of a company/brand named Lime Crime? If so, did you know that this is one of the top brands on the market today? That’s right! Lime Crime is on another level especially when it comes to success and safety. These products are animal cruelty-free as well as certified vegan. That right there has set the brand apart from it’s competitors but this exclusive brand has way more to offer. Founder Doe Deere built this brand from the ground up, but it actually started as a combination of fashion/make-up. In 2004 Doe Deere opened up her independent business online. She worked hard by sewing the clothes as well as modeling the products. After some extensive reconsideration, Doe Deere reinvented the brand and gave it a much better identity. The inception of Lime Crime came into fruition back in 2008 and it jumped out with a successful start. People just couldn’t get enough of this rebellious sense of style and the vivid color options were astounding.

 

The firm grip of MAC, Maybelline, and L’Oréal as well as Cover Girl had finally been broken by a fresh faced up and coming brand. Lime Crime’s Liquid Matte Lipsticks stand out and has the benefits of being touch proof, kiss proof, lasts for hours, and easy to use as they glide on with silky smooth grace. Check out some of the colors below:

 

  • Rusted
  • Sasha-Toasted-Rose
  • Red Rose
  • Wicked-Blood-Red
  • Saint
  • Alien
  • Jinx-Dark-Purple
  • Olive Green
  • Rave-Purple-Neon
  • Cement Gray
  • Tea Cup Blue
  • And many more

 

The names alone are interesting and fun, but just imagine how they would make you look if you haven’t tried them. Doe Deere has created a monster (in-a-sense). She and her team of executives consistently brainstorm for new ideas and when she comes up with a color herself, it’s tested and then used by her before ever hitting the market. If the product does turn out the way it was thought to be, it is then scrapped and backed to the drawing board. Doe Deere won’t put out a product if she feels that it won’t represent the brand well. This level of awareness is another reason why Lime Crime is so successful as well. Doe Deere, Lime Crime, and The Future of cosmetics is looking mighty bright for years to come.

https://www.limecrime.com/pages/our-founder

Squaw Valley Sees Success In Water Supply Battle

The historic Squaw Valley Ski Resort has always been at the forefront of the latest improvements made to give their guests the best possible stay throughout the year. One area Squaw Valley has always been a leader has been in providing the safest and most secure stay possible for their guests, in the Summer of 2016 this dedication to safety led to an upgrade of the well water supply system that has proven its worth following a groundwater contamination scare that struck the resort following unexpected rainfall levels.

Squaw Valley officials were among those using well water who were shocked by an October rainfall event that has led to bacterial contamination being found in many water supplies across Placer County. Officials at the resort On Wikipedia.org quickly identified traces of E. Coli and Coliform in four wells supplying water to the Upper Mountain area that led to an immediate shutdown of the water supplies across this area of the mountain; in a bid to make sure all guests and employees at the resort were safe Squaw Valley called in Placer County Environmental Health officials and independent experts to help return the water supplies to normal as quickly as possible. http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Squaw-Valley-USA/6day/mid

The Upper Mountain region of Squaw Valley remains open for skiing, but restaurants are closed and complimentary bottled water is being made available for those using the slopes to keep them safe from the contaminated water. Over the course of the last months of 2016 Squaw Valley have released a statement on Weather explaining they are winning the battle to remove the contaminated water from the four wells and were pleased to announce no health problems had been detected among guests in the aftermath of the contamination; another area of success has been the fact E. Coli is no longer found in three of the four infected wells and lower levels of Coliform have already been recorded in the same water supplies.

Billy McFarland And The Success Syndrome

In the real world, success is measured by results. You either produce or you don’t. Billy McFarland has been producing since he was in his teens, as he started his first business when he was only 13 years old. This was a home business where he successfully found customers for a local business.

As a college freshman, he began a business that rearranged company URLs into a graphic which helped a business market the company’s brand more easily. That business is still in existence and McFarland is the CEO.

According to Business Insider, in New York City, Billy McFarland incubated Magnises which is a program for millennials offering them attractive discounts and perks at many of their favorite places where hangout. Restaurants, clubs, bars, events, travel, and special occasions all qualify, as long as the business participates.

For the reasonable annual membership fee of $250, the member gets the discount and in many instances a few perks along the way. It is not out of the ordinary to receive a complimentary bottle of wine at a restaurant, for example.

Magnises makes available the Black Card, which facilitates the entire process. The information on the member’s debit or credit card is copied onto the Black Card; then the Black Card is used to pay the bill at the member business establishment, with the discount applied automatically.

The ease of using the Black Card and the fact that millennials will meet for the slightest of reasons, and has caused the membership swell to gigantic proportions. By the end of 2015, membership has passed 10,000 has shown no signs of slowing down.

A recent additional investment of $3 million from a venture capitalist has caused McFarland to consider expansion. Targets locations include Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and London. The current business model works well, and McFarland thinks it will work as well in these other cities.

The demographic of young professionals, entrepreneurs, and management types are thick in other cities as well, and Mcfarland does not want to miss a golden opportunity. Millennials in these other cities have heard of Magnises and they are anxious to join the club.

The future appears to be in the hands of McFarland and his managers, they can’t wait for the expansion to take place. It will be a success if Billy McFarland has anything to do with it.

Town Residential Continues to Grow

When Town Residential first started out, they were only a startup real estate company in New York City. It was not expected that they would last long because most real estate companies in New York City do not last for a long time because of the tough market that they are a part of.

 

Town Residential broke down boundaries and they were able to be very successful. They teamed up with developers in the area so that they would have the first look at great new buildings for their clients to live in. They wanted to make sure that they were doing the most for their clients and this meant that they needed to work well with developers who were a part of the business that they were already in and were already trying to make a name for themselves in with their real estate work.

 

When Town Residential first got their start, they knew that they wanted to work with New York City’s elite. They made connections with clients who they knew would want luxury options in the buildings that they lived in. They promised them some of the best real estate in the city and they were able to add them to their list of people who they had done a great job for. This was a crucial part of their plan for success in the industry that they are in. This has made a big difference for the way that things work within the company and has allowed them the chance to move forward with their business.

 

Since they have only been in business for three years, they have not had a lot of time to grow as a company in terms of years. It has made a difference in the different things that they did and has caused them the chance to make things better for their business. It has also afforded them the opportunity to see what it is like to truly be a successful startup in New York City. They have made a big difference with the company that they have and this has been a great help for improving business.

 

With clients all over the New York City area, Town Residential recognized a need to be able to reach them even if they were in different areas. The company wanted to make sure that their clients were doing the most for their business and that they were always working for them. This has given them the chance to move forward with their business and has also afforded them the chance to do more for their clients. Their tenth office is the biggest yet and is slated to be the highest grossing office that they have.