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Businessman Vijay Eswaran Explains The Problem With Tariffs

Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman who has an estimated net worth of $500 million. He founded QI Group of Companies in 1998 which is a conglomerate that sells products and services through a network of independent distributors. His company has about $750 million in annual revenues and it active throughout most of Southeast Asia, India, and North Africa. He was born in Penang on October 7th, 1960 with his father being in the nonprofit industry and his mother a school teacher.

It was when he was attending Southern Illinois University to earn his MBA that he became engrossed in selling products and services through a distributed network of independent distributors. When he returned to Malaysia upon graduation he was recruited by Cosway Group who wanted to start doing business in that country using the multilevel marketing way of doing business.

Vijay Eswaran has spoken out against Trump’s tariffs on China. He says that while Donald Trump has said that it is China that is bearing the brunt of the tariffs that really isn’t actually what is happening. It’s actually hurting American companies and American consumers because they are the ones that pay for the tariffs, not China or Chinese companies.

It is importers that pay tariffs, not the country that is exporting products. This means that it is Apple, for example, that has to pay a 25 percent tariff when their iPhones produced in China are imported into America. They pass this cost onto consumers which can result in a massive slowdown in consumer spending leading to a recession. This is the reason that putting tariffs in place was dropped around the world decades ago because any country doing so hurts their own economy and citizens.

Vijay Eswaran says that this especially hurts small businesses who have to deal with importing costs that are dramatically escalating.

Barbara Stokes Helping Build Back Communities after Hurricane Harvey

When natural disasters like hurricane strikes, it is the community that needs to come together and build back what has been destroyed. It is the time when large companies organize relief plans. One of the persons who has been doing her bit for the society is Barbara Strokes. She is the CEO of GSH or Green Structure Homes operating out of Alabama LLC. When Texas and the nearby places were struck by Hurricane Harvey, Barbara Stokes was among the first to come forward and work with FEMA to build green homes to provide the people who have lost their homes, a place to live in while they get over the disasters. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

Barbara Stokes felt that the government learned a lot from the challenges that they struggled with during Katrina. During that time, FEMA was using trailers to home people who had nowhere to go. However, these trailers caused health problems among the occupants, and they were deemed not safe after traces of formaldehyde were found in these trailers. Barbara Stokes’s company helped build new homes for the people who were affected by the hurricane. All of these homes used green materials to help lower the health problems that people faced just after the hurricane.

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Barbara Stokes received contracts from the federal government for the construction of the houses and is also providing other relief products and services to help the community bounce back from the destruction caused by the hurricane. The company is providing hope to the people in the affected areas and giving them a helping hand. Read more about Barbara Stokes at ideamensch.com.

Dr. Jennifer Walden Opens New NYC Clinic Offering Laser Hair Removal

Skintology Medspa is a New York City company that offers men and women the opportunity to have a laser hair procedure performed on them. It was founded by Dr. Jennifer Walden who is a board-certified plastic surgeon. She and her staff work closely with people in order to decide which treatment is best. Women usually want to remove hair they don’t want from their chin, upper lip, underarms, and legs. Men typically want to remove hair from their back or chest. It is both the laser light and energy that removes hair from where it isn’t wanted. People get tired of always needing to shave, wax, or spread cream on their skin.

Laser hair removal can permanently remove hair. How laser hair removal works is that it zaps hair follicles when they are growing. It prevents the follicle from creating more hair. It takes several treatment sessions, each a few weeks apart, to complete the therapy. Over time the patient will see less and less hair in the area that is being treated. It used to be that lasers only worked on dark hair on light skin. Technology has advanced enough that people with all hair colors and skin colors can be treated. People that want their unwanted hair removed can contact Skintology Medspa at (212) 832-2225.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASAPS). She also serves the American Society for Plastic Surgery as one of their board members. Additionally, she serves at ASAPS as the commissioner of communication, managing all of their official communications. Five years ago, she was named as a Texas Super Doctor. Dr. Jennifer Walden received national recognition when Castle Connelly named her as a Top Doctor in 2016. She spent eight years in New York City and worked at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital MEETH). where she was an attending surgeon in plastic surgery. She also worked at Lenox Hill Hospital as an attending surgeon.

Ted Bauman Lays Out Importance Of Retirement Planning

More than 80 years ago, FDR would enact one of the most important policies in the United States of America: Social Security. While this form of so-called ‘soft socialism’ has largely been a success to the country, allowing many folks to retire with comfort, the system itself is in legitimate trouble. Ted Bauman is a graduate from the University of Cape Town with a postgrad degree in Economics as well as History. Now an editor at Banyan Hill Publishing, Ted Bauman is working to spread the word about financial preparation, privacy, and strategies for low-risk investments. Right now, Bauman is particularly focused on helping people prepare for retirement with the demise of Social Security all but certain.

While Social Security has made a positive impact in the lives of many individuals, the system itself is preparing to buckle under its own strain. Ted Bauman points to a reduction in marriage, an increase in single workers in the workforce, and a reduction in the form of a living wage as huge reasons for Social Security’s struggles. While it sounds dire, Ted Bauman believes that the very program itself could be in legitimate trouble for dissolution by 20150 due to all of these factors and more. With Social Security possibly on the edge of vanishing forever, what will people do in order to prepare for retirement? That’s the question that Bauman tries to answer through his work as a writer.

As an author, Bauman feels compelled to show people information that they might not find in their conventional sources. In fact, this is a core philosophy that Bauman seeks to live by. Bauman believes in opening yourself up to as many different avenues of news and information as possible. After all, the only way to get around media bias and information censorship is to make sure that you’ve opened your ears as much as possible. While these are interesting conversations, Bauman admits that they can be tiresome or difficult for many people to focus on. For that reason, Bauman works around-the-clock in order to provide insightful, educational content relating to the economy, the international climate, and the rights of free men and women. Here’s How the Bull Market Dies

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Flavio Maluf And His Lifetime Of Environmentalism

Flavio Maluf is a great Brazilian environmentalist and philanthropist who currently occupies the position at the top of his company, Eucatex. He’s devoted much of his life t the sustainability projects engaged in by his company, which go to maintaining the environment and spreading awareness in Brazil as to the environmentalist causes he holds dear.

Eucatex was founded in the 1950s, for the purpose of using eucalyptus as a raw material in the production of various consumer goods. Just over a decade into its existence, Eucatex launched its first environmentalist effort, launching a reforestation program to ensure that their business would be sustainable for decades to come. Visit on his twitter for updates.

However, this would only be the first of many such projects that Eucatex would perform. The crowning achievement of Eucatex is the Environmental Education Program, an initiative the company launched to educate the public about the needs of environmental sustainability both in general and specifically in the Eucalyptus forest. The Environmental Education Program has seen tens of thousands of guests in the schools and the city halls of São Paulo and has made an indelible mark on the people of the city, for the better.

Additionally, Eucatex is extremely proactive in their community, with departments dedicated to communication with the locals about their needs and the effect of Eucatex operations upon their lives. Eucatex is highly proactive in providing for fire safety education in São Paulo, and work with local fire departments in constructing fire breaks, which protect green and urban areas from any potential fires that might break out in the summer. In all, Eucatex has left an unequivocally positive mark on the community that they consider themselves a member of.

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Jose Auriemo Neto Brings Success to JHSF

Early Life

Jose Auriemo Neto started showing leadership traits at an early age, and these were demonstrated when he attended a conference in Japan, whose main agenda was ensuring that the young people live together peacefully. When he was 17 years old, Jose Auriemo Neto joined a university in San Paulo, where he started his engineering studies. At this time, Jose was also working as a parking boy in his father’s real estate company, JHSF. He developed a great interest in the company’s activities to an extent where he discontinued his studies and joined the company full time. Achievements

At less than 30 years of age, Jose Auriemo took the leadership reigns of JHSF. He had already acquired a lot of experience from his father. He had a number of achievements while at JHSF.

In 1997, he formed a company known as Parkbem that was responsible for coordinating parking activities. The company turned out to be a great success, and it earned him the responsibility of overseeing the development of the Shopping Santa Cruz.

In 2000, he took a high risk and decided to build a mall in Brazil. Many people thought he would not succeed, but he remained consistent and built it to completion. It was named The Parque Cidade Jardim mall, and it brought a substantial amount of money to the company.

In 2009, he signed a partnership contract, which introduced the company to retail business, and they opened their first outlet for luxury goods in the Cidade Jardim Shopping mall. The outlet was a wakeup call to the Brazil people in regards to fashion.

In 2012, he also led the company into another partnership, which led to the opening of the Red Valentino stores in Brazil. Other projects that he is engaging in include: Ponta Negra Shopping center, Bela Vista, Metro Tucuruvi among others.

Recognition

The Business of Fashion- BoF is a company that recognizes the critical players in the Fashion industry. Yearly, a list of 500 names of people in the fashion industry is created resulting to what is known as the BoF 500. Jose Auriemo was part of the 2018 list, and he joined the class of the famous people in fashion. He has also gained recognition from the English Publication, who organized a Gala dinner in his honor.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco, CEO of Bradesco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the president of the Bradesco Bank in Brazil for nine years. This is one of the largest bank equity in the country and is also the second private bank in Brazil. In 2015 Trabuco was named Entrepreneur of the Year in finance by Isto E Dinheiro Magazine. He is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banco Bradesco. Read this article about Trabuco at Estadao.

Trabuco joined the group of the 100 most Influential Brazilians in 2009. His work has been so influential that he was named one of the best CEOs by the American Forbes magazine which loos at business people from all around the world. Visit Wikipedia.org to know more about Trabuco.

Trabuco attended the Facility of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters of Sao Paulo and has his Masters’ degree in soci0-psychology from the Fundacao School of Sociology and Politics of Sao Paulo. While he was in school he was working as a clerk at the Banco Bradesco at the age of 17. He did well and eventually go promoted to marking director. At this time the bank became one of the most modern banks in the country. He spent 8 years in marketing and then became the head of the Bradesco Vida a Previdencia which focuses on dealing with private pensions. From this position he went on to become the president of the bank and oversees all operations and departments.

In addition to being in charge of one of the biggest banks in Brazil, Trabuco has received several awards for his service. In 2006 he was named Business Sector Leader, Business Personality of Insurance, and Insurance Person of the Year. In 2007 he was also named Insurance Person of the Year. In 2009 he won the Don Quioxote trophy. From here the awards kept coming and he became known around the world for his leadership skills and his knowledge of the banking industry.

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Mike Baur: Ideal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Startups.

The road to self-actualization is never a bed of roses; there is a price to pay. The most successful investors will always admit that in their career journey, they had to risk their valued resources and devote their efforts to attain their goals. Nevertheless, there are successful people who have a broad heart to share their tips with others despite the cost. Mike Baur is one of such hearty successful people who will never faint from lifting other people up in their quest to start and run their own businesses.

 

Background Information

 

Mike Baur is an entrepreneur born in Swiss and also a co-founder of a Swiss Start Factory in the Swiss in which is a manager as well as a partner. He has 20 years of experience of working in the bank before quitting to quench his thirst for investing in startups with Meister Max. His interest in startup grew after he contested for pioneering start-up at St.Gallen University where he was a member of the jury. He became an assistant to the managing director of CTI after the partnership between CTI and his Startup factory. He has led Swiss Startup through many partnerships which have consequently accelerated the group a great deal.

 

The Swiss Startup Factory

 

The idea of the Swiss company was an aftermath of Mike Baur’s involvement in assisting a number entrepreneur to execute their ideas. He then so a pending need of having a way of bringing together both established and starting businesses to create a platform for assisting others to grow through experience.

 

Providing Investment Tips In Business

 

In providing tips, Mike Baur uses the approach of a model known as the canvas. Every idea must be tested in the market as it could be pleasing to you but not by the customers you intend to attract. Getting market feedback is therefore central to preventing wastage of time among other precious resources. The Swiss entrepreneur believes in waking up early enough and programming well the activities of the day, but being very flexible as startup’s clients may have diverse needs every day.

 

The Overview

 

Moreover, this passionate investor believes that every step in the startup Industry is learning a lesson outside a classroom as it sieves out mistakes to abandon and tips to carry forward. Mike Baur advises entrepreneurs that in order to attain their aspirations, they have to devote their hearts and zealously work while following their heart’s desires.

 

Banco Bodesco Searches For New CEO

After 25 years of faithful service Lazaro de Mello Brandao, the eldest serving bank chairmen on Earth, is stepping down from his post at Banco Bradesco SA. Banco Bradesco is Brazil’s second largest market valued bank, Brandao started working there when he was 16 as a clerk. Now the company that has only had two chairmen in its successful tenure will be searching for a third.

Brandao served as chairman from 1981 to 1991, and will be replaced by acting CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Trabuco will serve in both chairman and CEO until a new CEO is chosen in March. For the time being Bradesco SA will be caught up in a succession race, as prospects for new CEO’s are weighed and measured. Although Brandao is stepping down as chairmen, a decision that he made himself according to recent interviews, he will still manage some of Bradesco’s holding companies.

During Brandao’s tenure he created a management culture of internal promotion. Starting as a low-level clerk himself, he realized the importance of promoting within. Instead of outside talent that had to be read in to the inner workings of the company, successors would be individuals that had served for years. In his absence, Bradesco will be utilizing that formula to choose Trabuco’s replacement. The next CEO will come from the current ranking executives serving Bradesco. Currently there are seven and each is more than qualified for the open position. Here are some of the candidates:

Alexandre da Silva Gluther: 57, serves as chief risk officer. He took part in Bradesco’s purchase of HSBC holdings, the largest acquisition to date costing $5.2 billion dollars.

Domingos Figueiredo: 58, serves in the treasury and lending departments. He was also a key figure in the HSBC acquisition. He has been a part of the company since 1981.

Mauricio Machado de Minas: 58, serves in the IT department. Responsible for a digital-only version of Bradesco.

Marcelo de Araujo Noronha: 52, responsible for Bradesco’s corporate and investment banking.

Josue Augusto Pancini: 57, responsible for the bank’s branch network as well as its high-end divisions.

Octavio de Lazari: 54, leads the insurance section, produces a third of the bank’s results.

Read more on economia.estadao.com.br

Last year Banco Bradesco changed the maximum age for its CEO’s to 68 allotting Trabuco time to make his decision. Like Brandao, Trabuco began working for Bradesco as a clerk. Starting at age 17 it took 15 years for Trabuco to gain a management position as a director of marketing. In 1992 he became CEO of one of Bradesco’s privately owned companies. In 1998 he became managing director of Banco Bradesco and climbed the ladder to CEO from there. In 2009 his 40 years of service to the bank finally paid off and he became the 4th CEO Bradeso has ever had following the death of the 3rd. Now the graduate of Sciences and Letters from Sao Paulo de Marilia with a postgraduate degree in Socio-Psychology gets to choose the 5th.

The succession is part of a strategy for the bank. To ensure Banco Bradescos survival and continuity many believe that refreshing the bank’s board is key. New leadership ushers in innovations, and the choice of CEO will ultimately take the bank in a new direction. Many favor Mauricio de Minas as his experience in IT bode well for future endeavors. As technology advances and more things become digital, having someone at the helm who understand that world may be vital. Whatever the choice, Bradesco plans to stick around for quite some time. Their choice will reflect that.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.valor.com.br/financas/5153264/bradesco-novo-presidente-saira-do-corpo-executivo-afirma-trabuco

The Easiness Of Healthy Choices With Logan Stout

If success is measured in the amount of money earned, Logan Stout would not care to be successful. But if it is measured by the number of people that one has helped, Stout is very successful. The creator of famous nutritional company called IDLife works to promote healthy choices.

After starting his business, some of the first customers to take part in his company did so due to his communication skills. Stout spends his free time as a minister, and he travels around the country to give motivational speeches. This has enabled him to speak with thousands of people who are all looking to improve their habits.

Stout also allocates a lot of his time to “Dallas Patriots”, a baseball team he founded. Currently, this team is one of the biggest ones of its sort. Here, Stout works with children who share the passion for the sport, and he helps give them encouragement that they might be lacking elsewhere.

IDLife however, is the main objective of this successful entrepreneur. The key component that differentiates the supplement company, from the majority of other generic brands, is its custom-made programs. People can only purchase products products after completing a certified assessment. This ensures that their particular body type, goals, pre-existing conditions, and more, are taken into account. Then, the company will custom-make every single supplement that they need. No unnecessary products will be included in the bundle as is often case with other companies.

To further innovate his business, Stout has also partnered up with a company called “Garmin”. The purpose of the joint venture comes form creative products that Garmin manufactures. These include activity trackers that one can use to achieve their health goals. As IDLife works within the same market, having a chance to sell some revolutionizing gadgets will help them grab more market share and impact more people.

Logan Stout started his career in construction. After working a job that he did not enjoy, he switched to the supplement industry. He has been thriving ever since starting his company IDLife, which now serves millions of people and helps them achieve healthier lives.

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