Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

A successful entrepreneur is tenacious and courageous. They do not think about worst-case business scenarios. The word failure never enters their mind. Nor does it cross their lips. They remain upbeat about their product or service. Even during downturns in the business cycle. Because they love and enjoy their work.

 

Your desire to become an entrepreneur is not unreasonable. It’s a matter of using your talents, strengths and resolve. Your prior work experience is priceless. Especially if it coincides with your business choice.

 

If that is the case, you can quickly advance towards your goal of business ownership. Otherwise, you will need time to learn the ropes about the business.

 

Mastering the Learning Curve

 

You will face numerous difficulties once the doors are open. And there will be blunders on your part. However, you must remain steadfast. Mastering the learning curve for operating your business requires continuous effort.

 

Can You Think on Your Feet?

 

A business owner must have the ability to think on their feet. Along with the mental fortitude to analyze difficult situations. In order to come up with remedies for those problems.

 

Are You Willing to Gamble?

 

The savvy business owner launches their company with a business plan. Which entails a mission statement, goals, marketing strategies, and a budget. However, no matter how well thought out a business plan is, they are aware it is not resolute.

 

Therefore, they perform due diligence when making important decisions. In order to weigh the outcome of their decisions. That may impact their business negatively. Oftentimes, taking a risk is necessary to keep the business operating.

 

Doe Deere the Unconventional Successful Entrepreneur

 

Doe Deere defies all the blueprints for success in the business world. She envisions herself as a unicorn. Which the entrepreneur defines as an individual that is proud of being different.

 

Deere is the CEO and founder of Lime Crime, a cosmetic firm. That is well known for its fairy tale colored hair dyes and makeup. The businesswoman attributes her success to the willingness to grow and adjust.

 

In addition to an unwavering dedication to her entrepreneurial dream. And the ability to solve problems as they emerge. As well as the insight to pay close attention to her employees’ feedback. Learn more: http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/25362-how-controversial-doe-deere-became-successful-entrepreneur

Understanding The Details Revolving Around The Struggle Between Banks In Brazil And Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s Part In It All

The following article highlights the middle of a translation from Portuguese to English of the publication featured by Crescer and the financial impact it may have on regular Brazilians. Unless you are familiar with the story, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi runs Bradesco, which is one of the largest in the country. It use to be the largest, but there was a merger of two smaller, yet powerful, banks to seize control of the top spot in the country. Things are changing, and Bradesco, along with its leader and financial superstar, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, are changing things. You may read the article in its entirety by clicking here. The information is far too vast to cover in one article. There is plenty of research done, and it is easily accessible to help explain the background of the situation.

The background of the article has to do with the struggle to control Bradesco, which Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi eventually took control of, and his name remains synonymous with the bank. Before he could take over, Bradesco was the largest bank and money manager in all of Brazil, which carries a lot of weight considering Brazil has the second biggest economy in all of North and South America next to the United States. That information clearly leads to the next fact, which is Brazil is biggest economy in South America. These facts keep the largest banks in Brazil very busy, popular places. A lot of money is circulated hourly. Knowing the background of the original article and Brazil’s financial standing in the Western Hemisphere, it is important to get the middle of the publication translated and available for everyone else. Below, is the translated material.

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From the Revista Crescer
In addition to Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, there was also the current commander of the group’s investment bank, José Luiz Acar Pedro according to infomoney.com.br. He arrived in Bradesco after the purchase of the National Credit Bank, also known as the BCN, in 1997. Another name often mentioned by analysts was that of Vale president Roger Agnelli. Like Trabuco, Agnelli was nominated for the command of Vale by Bradespar, which is the shareholding arm of Bradesco and the company’s main shareholder. It is possible that, just as happened to Trabuco in the succession of Brandão, Agnelli, 49, is still considered very young by the standards of the institution. “Trabuco was born there, knows the culture and is up to the challenge of leading a huge financial institution like Bradesco,” says Antonio Jacinto Matias, vice president of Itaú Unibanco, the largest bank in the country, formed by the merger of the two institutions. Jacinto Matias is the one that named the new top bank Itaú Unibanco at the end of 2008.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s name would still have to be approved at the first council meeting to be held after the general meeting scheduled for March, but there should be no surprise. Cypriano, the outgoing president, had been at the head of the bank for ten years. In his management, Bradesco bought ten banks and the banks among them were the Spanish BBVA, Boavista and BMC. Additionally, he aggressively invested in the opening of branches. As a result, the volume of credit for Bradesco doubled.

Analysis
There were several other men trying to gain control of Bradesco, and many of them were backed up or endorsed by various member branches of the bank. Also, there were several names nominated for different positions of the banks. It was clear the bank was looking for younger blood considering Roger Agnelli was 49 and only a few year younger than Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Finally, although everyone knows Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi took over, he had a lot of competition, and he had the big shoes of the outgoing president to fill.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: http://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/negocios/20151218/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi-empreendedor-ano-nas-financas-2015/327856

Susan McGalla: Transforming the Executive Culture

Susan McGalla is transforming the way that corporations are being run. According to statistics, out of all the executives world wide, only a quarter of them are female. The executive department of companies are dominated by men, and this is what Susan McGalla wanted to change.

Before entering the corporate world, Susan McGalla had a dream of seeing a society which respects gender equality. She noticed that leadership positions are prevalent to men, and she wanted to show the world that women are also capable of holding such positions. She entered the American Eagle Outfitters to start her career in the corporate world, and as what she expected, the management is dominated by men. She worked hard climbing the corporate ladder, and she successfully entered the executive circle after some time. She was among the first females in the company to reach the executive circle, and she never stopped from there. Her highest position with the American Eagle Outfitters is the company’s president, and she opened an opportunity with her female colleagues to strive hard in order to reach the top.

According to research, a company which has an equal ratio of men to women are 15% more likely to succeed, while a company that is ethnically diverse is 35% more likely to succeed. With what Susan McGalla did, she showcased how woman can compete with men, and how they can be vital in the company’s growth.

Susan McGalla currently holds a position as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and she also founded her own consulting firm. She never stops in advocating for the empowerment of women, and she even suggested some ways on how the executive circle of all corporations can be diversified. She suggested that incentives be given to companies who will be employing women as corporate leaders; she also suggested that companies should have a training course for women to give them empowerment, and to give them confidence about being a leader. Susan McGalla’s contribution to society is undeniably one of the most inspiring, as her objective is targeted towards the improvement of the lives of women.

Whitney Wolfe Seeks To Make Dating Safer For Women With Bumble BFF

Dating in the 21st century has become a challenging endeavor. The advent of the internet and the emergence of online dating sites have presumably made it easier for potential couples and single members of the society to meet and make the acquaintance of each other to developing a relationship.

Many such dating sites bring members together depending on their shared qualities, interests and characteristics to attempt and make the perfect match. However, many of these locations have more often than not become a breeding site for misogynistic men who often prey on women for their gullibility. This was the main driving force that led Whitney Wolfe to start the feminist dating site known as Bumble BFF.

Ms. Whitney Wolfe started Bumble BFF two years ago after she realized that the established dating sites did not create a safe space for women to seek love, or protect them from evil people who may try to prey on their gullibility. It is worth noting at this point that Whitney Wolfe was one of the founders of the better known and more established dating site Tinder. She left it after realizing that it promoted a dating culture that was disadvantageous to women. Ms. Whitney Wolfe believes very strongly that most of the relationship challenges that women experience so often in daily life emanate from the fact that all the control has been placed on men. The idea behind Bumble BFF, therefore, is to tilt the balance and put the power in the hands of women. Some of the noted grievances against the dating sites include harassment from men who cannot take rejection, the sending of unsolicited pictures of private parts, male preferences for women within a certain age limit and those of a particular race. Indeed, a study by the American Psychological Association shows that Tinder users had lower self-esteem and increased dissatisfaction with their looks, especially the women.

Whitney Wolfe says that Bumble BFF will not change the dating rules overnight, and charges that it will take some time. However, it is aimed at making the dating ecosystem less punishing for women and safer for them to partake in. The site involves a more vigorous user verification process and less tolerance for undesirable behavior. As a result, there have been very few cases of abuse on the site, standing at 0.005%.

Susan McGalla – Flying to Like an Eagle to Success

According to Phillypurge.com Susan McGalla, who is 53 years old, is the president and CMO (chief merchandising officer) of a brand known as American Eagle Outfitters. She started working at the teen clothing store in the year 1994. At that time, the executive offices reflected the roots of the chain as an active wear store that was focusing on male customers. McGalla, who came from the Joseph Horne Company department stores, wasn’t bothered. She said that she felt the management of American Eagle was judging her on her ideas and their value.

McGalla received her current title putting her in charge of merchandising, design and marketing the brand seen on the American teens. There was a time that McGalla was wearing jeans to help in leading the South Side celebration to announce the plans of the retailer on moving its headquarters there. Ed Rendell, a politician, and an American lawyer remarked that he had rarely seen a young president like McGalla. Her family taught her how to have confidence when presenting her ideas and herself.

From Jan. 2011 up to July 2012, McGalla worked for Wet Seal Inc. as the CEO. She worked for American Eagle Outfitters as the CMO since March 2007 until 2009, where she was in charge of revenues, marketing, design, and performance. She led the launch and development of two of the start-up brands of American Eagle Outfitters – 77 kids and Aerie. Before that, McGalla worked for American Eagle Outfitters as a CMO and EVP (Executive Vice President) from Nov. 2003.

From May 2005 to March 2007, she worked for American Eagle Brand as a President and CMO. Before AEO, she spent eight years in various management and merchandising positions in the department store in the retail sector. Before that, she worked as an EVP, Merchandising from Aug. 2002.

McGalla held several other positions at American Eagle Outfitters including Buyer-Womens since June 1994 up to June 1996 and Divisional Merchandise Manager (Womens) since June 1996 to Nov. 1997. Before joining g American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla held several positions of merchandising management at Joseph Horne Company based in Pittsburgh, PA from June 1986 until June 1994. She works for the American Eagle Foundation as Chairman. She has been a HFF and HFF’s Holdings Independent Director since Oct. 2009. She worked for Allegheny Conference as a director on Community Development. She studied at Mount Union College, where she receved her BA.

 

Read more about Susan McGalla:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/susan-mcgalla-on-being-both-a-woman-and-a-leader-300016893.html

The Rise of Securus CEO Rick Smith

Richard “Rick” A. Smith is a prolific figure in corporate management and leadership. He has a decorated history that reveals his competence and extraordinary track record. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York. He then attended Rochester Institute of Technology; where he received an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Rick then went on to receive an MBA from the University of Rochester, as well as a Masters degree in Engineering from the State University of New York.

Rick then went on to hold a variety of positions in different disciplines, giving him a solid skill set, background, and depth of experience. At Frontier Corporation, Rick worked in a number of departments, including IT, finance, business development, and operations. He worked his way up the ladder to hold the position of Vice President of Financial Management and finally Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.

His excellent work and extensive experience led him on to secure the post of Chief Operating Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 1999. From then until the summer of 2003, Rick managed to work his way up the ranks again, progressively moving on to become the firm’s President. He was then appointed as Eschelon’s Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until August 2007.

Rick also served as one of the company’s Directors from July 2000. During his time as CEO, he managed to lead Eschelon through its 2005 IPO successfully. His innovative idea also resulted in an increase of the firm’s revenue from about 30 million dollars per annum to an estimated 350 million dollars every year.

Rick Smith’s impressive credentials led him to secure a prominent leadership position at the national prisons communication technology giant, Securus Technologies Inc. In 2008, Rick was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus. Since 2008, he has also served as the firm’s Director and Chairman of the Board.

Rick’s time at Securus has been characterized by exponential growth, both in terms of the number of prisons and law enforcement agencies they serve, as well as their annual revenue growth. He had also successfully steered the firm to enact programs that will effectively reduce the rate of recidivism.

The first step towards accomplishing this was to appoint a Director of Recidivism and Reentry for Securus earlier this year. The firm also committed to funding a Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) to various prison facilities throughout the country over the next five years. All these efforts are geared towards effectively rehabilitating prisoners in order to reduce the rate of reoffence, as well as prepare inmates for life back in society. Read more on Crunchbase.com.

Rick Smith has used his impressive skills to establish Securus Technologies as a leader in its industry. As he leads the firm in this push to truly rehabilitate prison inmates, experts believe that crime and recidivism rates will continue to go down progressively.

Livio Bisterzo creates new category challenger snack

Starbucks thinks that they have hit the mark with their latest purchase in their snack food department. The company’s buyers have recently felt that there was a void in their offerings when it came to quick healthy on the go snacks. The void was filled by adding Hippeas to their food menu. Hippeas (hippeas.com) are an organic, vegan fun and low-calorie snack that delivers on taste . They also have great nutritional value.

 

L.A.-based and Italian-born CEO, Livio Bisterzo recognised this opportunity. This why he started his company Green Park Holdings in 2015. Green Park Holdings ‘s main objective to to create brands that prompt social and behavioral change. Livio Bisterzo believes that Hippeas does just that.

Hippease are organic puffs made primarily from chickpeas. It’s a fairly simple product that is also very effective. This snack food is such a great option because it is vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.  The snack is just 130 calories per serving. Snackers that are conscious about their healthy will love that. Hippeas also have 4 grams of protein per serving as well. See more: @liviobisterzo

The brand is currently sold in 7,500 stores around the United States in a single serve bag and two flavors; Far Our Fajita and Vegan White Cheddar.

On top of the company’s commitment to creating healthy snack food options for consumers worldwide, they are also a socially conscious. Livio Bisterzo has made the commitment to give a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every back of Hippeas back to chickpea farmers in Africa.

Learn more about Livio Bisterzo:
https://www.crunchbase.com/person/livio-bisterzo

 

Duda Melzer Is Changing The Way The Brazilian Media Reports The News

Brazil’s media industry is going through a transition. Many of the newspapers that have been around for years are in trouble. Newspaper reporting has always been one of the top venues to alert the public about top news stories in and out of the country. But Duda Melzer, the President and Chairman of the RBS Media Group in the South of Brazil, thinks online news reporting is the future of news reporting. The Internet has taken over retail shopping, news reporting, and advertising dollars. The Internet has hurt radio, TV and newspapers ratings. The trend to focus on the Internet is in its infancy in Brazil, according to Melzer. Melzer and his company are making a smooth transition to digital news reporting.

Duda Melzer has impressive credentials. He earned an MBA from Harvard, and he spent time in New York running a media group there. Duda also has franchising experience, so he is familiar with the marketing and retail industry and all the issues related to those industries. But most of his experience is in the media industry. He joined the family business in 2004 as national marketing manager, and in 2010 he assumed the role of Vice-President of Business Development. While he was in that position, the RBS Group continued to expand its reach outside of the South of Brazil. RBS now manages a digital development company in Sao Paulo.

The RBS Group was started in the South of Brazil in 1957 by Duda’s grandfather, Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho, according to an article posted by Globo.com. Nelson Pacheco Sirotsky, Duda’s uncle, was president of the company until he stepped down at the end of 2015. That’s when Duda took over the company. The RBS Group continues to expand under Duda’s leadership. Even though Brazil is going through difficult economic times, RBS is doing better than other media groups in the country.

More about Duda:

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

The Rise of the to Incorporate Olympic Valley and Its Owners

Going to an exclusive ski resort is something that a lot of people would love to be able to do. According to an article posted in the Reno-Gazette, Squaw Valley Ski is one of the best resorts to go to.

The article explains how the entire ski resort has been awarded and received a variety of new visitors who are all continuing to make the resort one of the top in the nation. Because of this, more and more people are beginning to visit Squaw Valley Ski in order to have a vacation away from home that they will not soon forget.

Andy Wirth is the CEO and president of the ski resort and continues to make headlines in terms of how the resort is run. This is why the resort is one of the best out there and why so many people take the time to go to it each and every year.

Many families make this ski resort their annual getaway with good reasons behind it. Be sure to consider visiting the resort to see what it can do for you and other amenities that it might offer to those who are interested in it for themselves.

Now that you know a bit about the resort and its awards, it is a good idea to know more about its CEO, Andy Wirth. Andy Wirth has years of experience in the business industry and has grown the resort to what you see today.

He continues to take strides in the business to ensure that everyone making use of the resort is happy and satisfied with the finished product. They can feel confident in knowing that they are staying at a resort that is right for them and can be just what they need to make their lives complete.

There are tons of resorts out there that you can go to, but one of the most popular is known as Squaw Valley and it is where thousands upon thousands of people go each and every year. Read more: Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight

Because of its popularity, it is vital that you book a room for yourself as soon as possible to ensure that you have something available to meeting your needs. This is ideal for all types of people and can be a great way to get away from life even for just a little while in order to enjoy the different types of activities that the resort is going to have available to you. This is the type of resort that is great for your needs and does not have to cost a small fortune because it can fit well into your budget no matter what you happen to be working with for money.