There’s new developments going on in Switzerland as the country is being told it’s time to come out from under the shadow of the longtime banking industry domination and move instead to promoting entrepreneurship among its young people. There have been new government programs such as business grants and stimulus programs to encourage people to start their own companies, but Mike Baur the Executive Chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is doing even more about it. What he has built at the SSUF, is a company that gets involved with the business building process by bringing in participants and helping them formulate an executable business design.
Mike Baur says there are three foundations to building the building a business that you have to start from if it’s being built from scratch. The first is that you have to make it happen on your own because there are no lucky encounters in entrepreneurship. That means you should be putting your idea into a structure, networking and building your development team and of course preparing to meet with potential investors. The second is that your business should be adaptable and ready for any changes within a few years. And the final step is being willing to take risks, and it’s not about deciding to start a business that’s a risk, but you do take risks with every investment and strategy you put forth as a founder.
Mike Baur went from working long hours in a bank office to now having an active role as a mentor and a relationship builder at the SSUF. He had gone into banking back in 1991 as just a young apprentice, and he was told that he could have a highly lucrative life afterwards if he followed a plan. Baur was very good at spotting big investments and offering good loan advice, and he became a well-respected officer at UBS Bank. He would even become a commercial banking advisor at Clariden Leu later on, but when the US housing market bubble crashed in 2008, the next few years became very difficult for banking. By 2014, Baur decided to retire from banking since he believed he could do better.
Mike Baur began his new endeavor to invest in and spur entrepreneurs by finding Think Reloaded in 2014 and later bringing together Goldback Groupk, Red Bull Media and Helvetien to start the SSUF. The SSUF carefully vets applicants to make sure their business ideas are such that can be profitable to investors. Baur also has moved to bring funding for the SSUF’s successful startups through an office plan that will give companies access to space and equipment as they get started.
Mergers and acquisition is a sector that needs deeper expertise in various industries and readiness to grab quick changes. The players in the industry are often regarded as one of the most innovative companies around the world. Since the industry is very vast, taking the leadership of the industry or grabbing accolades are considered as a highly tough job to achieve. Only companies with a supreme commitment to customer needs and dedicated workforce with innovation thoughts can achieve such feats. This is what makes Madison Street Capital different from other players in the industry.
The prominent investment banking group with global outreach grabbed the M&A Advisor Awards for offering the best Debt Financing Deal for the year 2017. The 16th edition of the award program was conducted on November 13, 2017, in the presence of a very large M&A community around the world. The program conducted at the famous Metropolitan Club, NYC, and Madison secured the award after helping to arrange the finance for WLR Automotive, a chain automotive service firm. While talking about the award program, the co-CEO of the awarding group, The M&A Advisor, David Fergusson confirmed that Madison offered something unique to its customers and stood differently from a group of best-in-class 650 M&A players.
While confirming the Awards, Charles Botchway, who happened to be the CEO of Madison, confirmed that the firm feels really honored with the recognition, especially considering the reputation of the Award program. He also expressed his deep regards to WLR Automotive for providing the opportunity and letting the company for innovation. Botchway also congratulated the team of Madison who completed the deal and its MD, Barry Petersen. The firm also reached the final rounds of Awards in two more categories. It was for the boutique investment bank as well as the Financial Deal fall under $250M.
Along with the award program, M&A Advisor also conducted an Advisor Summit for the professionals in the industry. As many as 500 participants attended the sessions of nearly 35 stalwarts in different areas including academic, industry, media, and more. During the program, the awarding committee also facilitated some executives with individual awards to recognize their contributions.
Madison Street Capital which was established in the year 2005 is built on four different characteristics: service, integrity, leadership, and excellence. The firm is known for providing highest quality solutions in various sections of financial consulting and advisory services. The professionals of Madison closely work with clients and understand their target companies to provide an accurate value of those companies. Additionally, the firm also offers greater insights that can ensure better business opportunities for the clients. Madison Street Capital keeps its commitment to the community on top of everything and was part of all the recent disaster relief missions in the United States.
Gluteoplasty is causing a stir in modern-day society. Unlike in past eras, this sector of business is thriving with new activity. Gluteoplasty, better known as the butt lift, is designed to give you a more proportionate backside. People who may have a sagging bum can surely benefit as well as the people who have too much unnecessary fat. The traditional butt lift provides a slimmer bum, but the Brazilian does the opposite by adding volume. Though most plastic surgeons are fairly different, butt lift patients can expect to spend between $2,000 – $10,000. Of course, this is a general estimate, which can be offset by location and by the actual surgeon.
The Brazilin butt lift is definitely the fan-favorite. This style of Gluteoplasty can give the patient an apple-bottom or a heart-shaped butt. One of the major things about the Brazilian is that the patient must have excess fat on his/her body. Since the process involves the transferring of fat, the patient will need to have at least three-times as much available fat because of the purification process. If the patient doesn’t have a good amount of excess fat, then he/she will be instructed to gain more weight. Brazilian butt lifts and sagging skin isn’t a good combination. If this is the case for you, then you’re best bet is to get a traditional butt lift. Traditional butt lifts specialize in removing excess and sagging skin. Layers of fat is also removed with this process, which will give you a more streamlined and tone bum.
Three of the top medical institutions for providing these valuable services are Advanced Cosmetics Surgery, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and BodEvolve Cosmetics Surgery and Spa. The options are literally endless in the city of Dallas and now it’s your time to start doing your due diligence.
The financial success story of Jacob Gottlieb began in New York City as a youth. Jacob Gottlieb the managing partner and chief investment officer at Visium Asset Management LLC began his career as an investment Guru as a youth in the 7th grade. The school he attended in the 7th grade held a contest for students to pick successful stocks from the actual stock market and the winner was established based on who had the greatest returns from the stocks they picked. Jacob showed a superb skill set to evaluate and pick winning stocks on the Wall Street Stock Exchange. As a result, of the success in the competition, his father Max Gottlieb Ph.D. and Professor of Economics at the City University located in New York City, New York decided to open a live trading account on behalf of Jacob his son. Jacob Gottlieb also had the courage and entrepreneurial spirit to begin a successful small business selling beverages to golfers at a local golf course. As a teen, he had the forethought to invest in beverages from the local grocery store and utilizing a heavy shopping cart transport the beverages on to the golf course and sell them to thirsty golfers as they played the golf course. Also, Jacob leveraged a very skilled approach to the trading of baseball cards by collecting various baseball players’ cards and categorizing entire teams especially the Yankees for over several years. It is a rare phenomenon for a young person to find a talent and expertise at such a young age and have it transferred into a successful career in the business world in the future. On a lighter note, Jacob Gottlieb now invests time and resources on the youth in New York through Math for America organization express the importance of mathematics. As a matter of fact, the financial success story that resulted in the life of Jacob Gottlieb began at a young age in New York City and generated a lifetime of success and a rewarding career as a financial investment manager.
End Citizens United is a political caucus formed to counter the Supreme Court Decision that deregulated spending limits by political candidates and groups. The core agenda of the group is to get rid of big spending in politics. They intend to elect reform champions in campaign finance. They would like such reformists to join Congress and pursue the agenda from there.
Background and Leadership
End Citizens United was formed in 2015 following agitation by those aggrieved by the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission. There is a board that oversees the activities of the group. Tiffany Muller, the Executive Director and President of the group is looking up. She has given direction regarding the group’s activities including fundraising strategies. The group is headquartered in Washington DC.
One of the strategies that End Citizens United is using is to endorse candidates for the various political positions. They are particularly interested in positions in the Congress and the Senate because these institutions are the ones charged with legislation and processing of bills that affect the concerns of the citizens. Some of the people that the group has endorsed include Hillary Clinton, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Zephyr Teachout, John Osoff, Priori Jon Tester and Sheldon Whitehouse.
The political pressure group has achieved significant progress on the fundraising front. The group indicated that it succeeded to raise over $ 7 million in 2017 and intends to go several notches higher in the 2018 election cycle. In particular, they have targeted raising $35 million.
The Concerns Raised By the End Citizens United Political Pressure Group
The Group has altered the political landscape and how the elections in America will be conducted. Indeed, the Supreme Court revisited the legal argument that corporations are nothing but people. The move effectively opened the Pandora’s Box and allowed billionaires and groups with special interests to spend unlimited and undisclosed sums on the candidates that they prefer. Such a move is perceived to be counteractive and infringes on the rights of citizens to make their democratic choices without undue influence.
The group is funded by the grassroots people. All efforts are directed towards achieving campaign finance reforms and pushing the legislators to take appropriate action. According to actionnetwork.org End Citizens United, apart from endorsing campaign reform champions for the various political seats, it seeks to actively elect candidates that are pro-reform, sensitizing the public on the issue of unlimited spending in campaigns and starting a conversation that will heal the country of the rot occurring in the electoral system. It seeks to use grassroots’ membership to show political power on the concerns touching on big money in politics.
The group has been filing their petitions with the Federal Elections Commission ever since it was formed. It had its latest filing done on Dec 20th, 2017. The group has a team of experienced democratic activists to assist in broadcasting the message against uncontrolled spending in political campaigns.