Becoming a business owner is an arduous journey. Few people are prepared mentally or physically for all of the work that is required to succeed. Robert Deignan is a prominent entrepreneur who has founded several prominent companies. He is currently the owner of ATS Digital Services. The company was founded in 2011, and it has grown every year since that point.
Robert attended college at Purdue University. During his time at the school, he learned valuable lessons related to running a business. He also met people he would work with for the rest of his career. He graduated with a degree in organizational development and quickly started his career.
After graduating from college, Robert started working for a large company. He advanced in the company and earned a high salary. Instead of spending his money, he lived a frugal lifestyle and saved a large percentage of his income. He knew that he wanted to start a business and he needed cash.
After leaving his corporate job, Robert felt like he was free to do whatever he wanted. He started his first company and struggled to make it a success. It would take several years of hard work before the company earned a profit.
Lessons for Others
Robert enjoys working with young business owners who need advice about managing a company. Over the past few years, he has spent more time mentoring others than ever before. He is a firm believer in helping other people reach their goals. When he was struggling as a business owner, he had a mentor who graciously offered valuable advice.
Robert tells new business owners to avoid taking on too much debt. He also believes in building an online brand. Customer service should be prioritized above everything else. A happy customer is the best marketing plan for any new business.
Many of us have a never-ending to-do list that gets longer by the minute. We feel so bogged down and overwhelmed by what we need to get done that, often times, we don’t get anything done. However, we don’t need to feel like that anymore. Located in Mountain View, California Upwork, the largest freelancing website, recently published a set of guidelines that will help us effectively and efficiently tackle our to-do list.
First, write everything you need to do down, don’t just try to remember it. Doing this allows your brain to focus on one task at a time. Second, prepare your to-do list the night before. This enables us to use our morning to be productive and check things off the list. Third, whether it be on a piece of paper or an app on your phone, keep your to-do list in one place. This lets you see all the tasks you need to do and prioritize as necessary. Fourth, give yourself a realistic time limit to accomplish a task. Doing this helps you be more productive during the specified time to ensure you get the task completed in time. Fifth, prioritize. Do the most important tasks first before unexpected things have time to pop up during your day. Sixth, continue to re-evaluate by removing tasks on your list that don’t really need to be done or that don’t matter; this allows you to focus on what is important. Seventh, don’t be afraid to delegate. Eighth, break larger tasks into smaller tasks. This will help you feel more productive and less overwhelmed. Ninth, group similar work together. For example, if you need to make a number of phone calls, complete them one after another instead of taking care of other tasks between them. Last, assign energy levels. Dedicate your most productive time to tasks that take the most amount of energy and time.
eCigs are quickly becoming part of the norm for smokers out there since it is widely accessible and offers a lot of unique aspects over the traditional form of smoking that people have been used to for many decades. eCigs are very different from normal cigarettes other than the fact that you smoke from them. That said, instead of lighting and burning a cigarette, eCigs are typically just a battery and some e-liquid at the most basic level. O2pur provides everything needed for new vapers to get started with their very own starter kits. These kits do not offer a great deal of variety when it comes to flavors and such, but they do make it easy to get started, which is the toughest hurdle for new smokers.
Unlike the normal cigarette, eCigs are not immediately disposable and they can be used for much longer periods of time. The biggest benefit to this is that it saves quite a bit of money, especially for heavy smokers. E-liquid’s are quite cheap to purchase, as are the basic batteries to smoke them with. Thankfully, there are companies such as O2pur that provide vaping products at a very reasonable cost, allowing virtually anyone to get started, especially if they already have an expense smoking normal cigarettes.
The world of vaping is quite large and there are many things that can be done once more experience is gained. Mods, for example, add a whole new level of depth to vaping, with various different things that can be accomplished. That being said, mods and unique parts can get quite expensive, so it is surely only for veterans to try out and experiment with.
One of the most significant changes when it comes to smoking eCigs is the flavor change. Traditional cigarettes do not have that great a variety when it comes to flavors. eCigs on the other hand literally has an endless supply of different flavors. O2pur sells tons of different flavors for new and old smokers to use for their vaping, from traditional tobacco to crazy candy flavors.
Dr. Mark McKenna is truly a study in contrasts. Although he has completed his medical degree from Tulane University, he hasn’t always stuck with medicine. Immediately after he graduated, he built a real estate business in New Orleans. Unfortunately, he lost everything when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Although he rebuilt the business, it later dissolved. He then moved to Atlanta, and started ShapeMed, which was a chain of medical offices offering cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and hair removal procedures. He later sold that venture, but he now has a new vision not only for Atlanta residence but for the whole entire country.
In Dr. McKenna’s new venture, OVME, he desires to create a branch of aesthetic medicine that is built around a network of medical providers who will do house calls. They will deliver Botox and other such medications, and they will do it in an app that is reminiscent of Uber or Airbnb. The concept for medical providers is simple: they jgust tell Dr. McKenna’s new app what territory they would like to work in, set their hours, and then they have the ability to deliver these products to patients in their area that desire them.
OVME, which is pronounced “of me”, made its debut in March and one of the first clinics was opened in Atlanta. The new clinic opened in the Buckhead neighborhood, and Dr. Mark McKenna couldn’t be prouder. The clinic features four luxury rooms and one major consultation room. Dr. Mark McKenna realizes that this is probably his opus.
Dr. Mark McKenna continues to tirelessly advocate for all of his patients, and because of that he is almost a celebrity. However, he also is excited for the beginning of this clinic simply because he is always evolving. He has a lot of new entrepreneurial ideas for how to revitalize the elective medical services industry, and he is anxious to try them out in this new Uber-style type of clinic. Is he a doctor or an entrepreneur? Either way, he is definitely a maverick. Truth be told, he probably is a little bit of both. However, his dedication two cosmetic medicine continues to improve lives in Atlanta.
Coming from a humble beginning, Adam Milstein is a person who has always had the heart of service. He was born in South America but later relocated to Israel. As a requirement, he had to enter the defense force where he became of direct service to the country of Israel. He got the opportunity to be educated and later advance to acquire a masters’ degree in Business administration. In the course of his studies, he had the privilege to join his father in real estate development. Therefore, the experiences and education he acquired, paved the way to the start and growth of his career and achievements.
As a start, he got the chance to work in the commercial real estate as an agent. Therefore, he was provided more skills to work and invest in the real estate business. At some point, he was selected to be the managing director of Hager Pacific Properties which deals with restructuring, relocating and designing in real estate among other things. Adam Milstein got to be a reputable entrepreneur through the works he did for people.
He had the urge to do more to reach the lives of the people. As a result, he started a foundation together with his wife. The foundation purposed to impact the lives of people by providing moral and financial support to the young people and small entrepreneurs. Therefore, the society got an influential person especially with the fact that he mostly wanted the Jewish American families to relate and identify with their origin. He has worked with other people as a partner in several philanthropic organizations to touch more people.
Adam Milstein has gone beyond to serve and contribute to the welfare of the people. Some years back he joined a team of bloggers in an online newspaper namely Times of Israel. The newspaper helps the Jewish families get informed on current issues concerning them. The people get the privilege to relate and feel a sense of belonging as they contribute their views. Therefore, Adam Milstein expresses his concerns and opinions on the blog to reach out to more people. For instance, in a recent article, he wrote about how the Jews located in the Diaspora will meet the needs of Israel and make it a better place. The article is titled,” Diaspora Jews will rise to meet our challenges with Israel in our hearts.”
Aging is the number one cause of most late-stage diseases. Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and Arthritis are all linked to the body’s degeneration resulting from aging. Most medical practices treat aging, using things like diet and exercise. Organization like SENS however want to find a cure. A cure for aging, one that will slow it down or stop it altogether. For successful investor and entrepreneur Jason Hope this is a cause he not only believes in, but advocates for.
Jason Hope is a noted philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. He is also a futurist, one who studies current trends and makes predictions on how they will affect the near-future. The trend he follows the closest is anti-aging research. In 2010 he pledged $500,000 to SENS, a non-profit organization seeking to find the cure for aging. Hope is among many entrepreneurs who believe the future of healthcare orbits around anti-aging research. To be clear this is not a snake-oil cure that will keep us all young forever, but a medical breakthrough that will highly restrict the degeneration of the body brought on by aging. Since his donation Hope has become a huge supporter of SENS, representing the organization at public events, and writing numerous articles advocating their research. He believes that such research will transcend aging improving the quality of life for future generations.
According to Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer for SENS, it is generous donations like Hope’s that are the lifeblood of the industry. Hope’s pledge provided the funds for SENS to build a new laboratory that presently researches AGE-breakers. AGE is a metabolic waste that builds up in the human body over time. It is linked to the advanced glycation at the root of high blood pressure. AGE-breaking treatment would stop this waste build up allowing for the prevention of high blood pressure, as well as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even cancer.
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Bringing pharmaceuticals to the marketplace can be a daunting task. It takes a great amount of money and effort to do so, and one of the leading companies helps pharmaceutical companies bring their drugs to market is Paragon Biosciences. The company is much smaller than some of the bigger names in the industry but over the past 10 years, they have had massive success, helping 13 drugs get FDA approval. They specialize in helping biotech companies with financing, which is vital to getting a drug approved.
Paragon, founded by Jeff Aronin, specializes in connecting these companies not only with financing but will entrepreneurs, clinicians, and other resources that are needed. From financing to science, Paragon Biosciences is a one-stop shop for companies with a desire to help others by bringing effective drugs through the FDA approval process and into the hands of people who need them. Some of the companies that have partnered with Paragon include Harmony Biosciences, Precision BP, and Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals.
The founder, chairman, and CEO of Paragon Biosciences is Jeff Aronin. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and received his MBA from DePaul University. He founded Paragon in 2009 after running a pharmaceutical company, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, for nearly a decade. As a successful entrepreneur and Chicago native, Aronin lectures on running successful businesses at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the esteemed Aspen Institute. He was named by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to the board of the World Business Chicago and was also named as a co-chair of ChicagoNEXT. Jeff also serves as the chair of Chicago’s entrepreneurial center, MATTER.
Aronin, because of his experience securing financing for small business was named to the board of trustees for Discover Financial Services. He is the founder of the Aronin Family Foundation, a non-profit that helps advocate for patients and secure funding for research to support companies seeking to create pharmaceuticals for those patients. An active member of the Chicago community, Jeff Aronin is deeply invested in the people and businesses of Chicago and the surrounding communities.
Shervin Pishevar is no stranger to investing. Some of his purchases are Uber, Slack, and Dollar Shave Club. In a Twitter storm, he declared what the future of the US economy has in store.
The US stock market plummeted. The drop was a figure no one has seen in years. Pishevar tweets and explains why the stock market will spiral downward in the next few months. The future does not look rosy. In fact, all of the profits and gains in the 2017 market will be gone. The 2018 increases will vanish next. Shervin Pishevar sites a few reasons for the loss. One is the tax structure coupled with climbing interest rates.
Shervin Pishevar goes on to make further predictions. There are five huge corporations in the United States that make up a massive bulk of the economy. Pishevar sees their power crumbling. You have no doubt heard of all of these companies and probably use all of their products whether you know it or not: Microsoft, Alphabet, Google, Amazon, and Apple. Shervin Pishevar reasoning behind the big fives failure is because all of them gobble up young companies that are just starting out. Will this buying power pollute the system and eventually kill it? That is Pishevar predictions and tweets.
Silicon Valley was compelling because of its ability to attract the lastest and greatest thinkers, but those days are rapidly drying up. Will Silicon Valley be a memory? If Shervin Pishevar predictions are correct, it will become just that.
The bond market is not protected. The government bonds have lost their luster. It uses to be the central bank used its ability to purchase bonds as a weapon to alter the financial market. Pishevar tweets that style of control is antiquated and no longer works.
Shervin Pishevar, who is an immigrant, is on the Fullbright selection committee. Fullbright creates unions between other countries and the US to foster education, training, and research. He continues on his Twitter feed to talk about the fact America has, and still is, weakening the global economy with inflation.
When people think of energy companies, philanthropy is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. Well, one energy company is looking to change that. Today, Stream Energy is bringing real change across the company thanks to their Stream Cares initiative.
So what exactly is Stream Cares? Stream Cares is is a philanthropy project from Stream Energy that is designed to help charities and causes through the company’s employee base as well as the company’s ability to organize projects and charity drives. All told, Stream Cares has helped dozens of foundations and charities raise thousands of dollars.
In case in point is the help Stream Cartes provided in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The storm ravaged the Houston area and left thousands of people without homes and power. Stream Cares organized drives to help those affected by the storm. Additionally, Stream Care works in conjunction with Stream Energy to help alleviate the burden on their own customers.
In addition to their own initiatives, Stream Cares also works with other charitable organizations such as The American Red Cross as well as Habitat For Humanity. Another example of Stream Cares partnership strategy is the work the organization did with Hope Supply Co. to address the growing homeless problem in the Dallas area.
During a recent Splash For Hope event, Stream Cares helped feed over 1,000 homeless children. The event took place at a local water park where Stream Cares was able to create a social event for the homeless children as well as provide them with the nutrition that they badly needed.
There is perhaps no bigger group Stream Cares has positively impacted than those serving in the United States Military. Stream Cares has worked on a number of projects that have benefited service members as well as their family. One project, in particular, was co-hosting an American Girl Doll Experience for a group of young daughters of service members.
From disaster relief to support of our military service people, Stream Energy has helped Stream Cares to become one of the most active charitable organizations in the Texas area. As more and more people seek relief, Stream Cares will find new ways to bring comfort to those in need.
The latest hurricane was one of the harshest the country has ever received since it was formed as a republic. The United States has suffered a great amount of loss due to this hurricane. We have all seen how dealing with the hurricane requires a tremendous amount of effort that cannot be raised in a single day. The Hurricane is also more than what IDLife can handle with Logan Stout as the CEO of the company. When you work to perform your duties diligently, you must always seek to administer the paralleled forms of business and animations. However, the Hurricane came at a time the country did not expect.
When it came, the offices were turned into ashes. The storage full of pallets could be picked up in the middle of the city after the hurricane went off the following morning. This was one of the worst moments of my life as the CEO of the company. While we have worked hard to secure a chance to work for the people, we have never seen the people struggle to accelerate their independent solutions in a manner that predicts the end in mind. The first thing that Stout did was to offer his warehouse for anyone who wanted to seek shelter. He went on to offer unparalleled solutions for those who needed medical attention in the city. As the saying goes, charity always begins at home.
The IDLife Company also joined the rescue forces that were deployed by the government and other various platforms to make the world a better place. This is perhaps the reason why we are all proud to be Americans. It is a country where one problem can be shared and diminished in a manner that sets it a trend in the world. According to the CEO of IDLife Company, people have always offered themselves to assist wherever they could in ensuring the world grows to unparalleled levels.
IDLife is a health company that focuses on issuing supplement nutritional products to individuals based on their nutritional needs. The company also realizes that a nation must be sound in mind to accept a new wave of technology that can only be fostered by a healthy nation. Anyone seeking financial freedom must also have a sound mind coupled up with good health to ensure they make the world a better place to live. This is perhaps the reason why we need to cultivate better healthcare solutions.
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