Success in business does not happen overnight and Mina Ebrahimi has proven that with hard work come the rewards so well deserved. At the tender age of 11, Mina began working with her parents at their bakery learning the necessary customer service skills and diligent work ethic that has served her so well to date.
As the Founder and CEO of Saint Germain Catering, Mina has brought together her knowledge, experience, and savvy business skills turning the business into an established, award-winning company. Her years of dedication to her craft have earned her numerous awards including the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, an award given by Enterprising Women magazine. This award is “provided annually in recognition of women entrepreneurs/business owners who experience rapid growth in the business world and provide support or mentorship for other women entrepreneurs, and have become community leaders.”
Not only has her dedication to her catering clientele in Virginia and beyond proven to be exemplary, Mina’s dedication to others within the community is demonstrated with her desire to give back to those in need fulfilling her passion of philanthropic giving. Through local non-profits such as Operation Homefront DC, assisting military families and wounded veterans in need and The 25th Project, an organization dedicated to helping the community of homeless in the woods of Northern Virginia her desire to instill positive change continues.
Food and catering aren’t the only things that Mina holds dear. She continues to fund the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania. This veterinary program provides assistance with minimally invasive soft tissue surgeries and other therapies for pets through progressive treatments.
Her tireless endeavors championing the cause for other women’s success are evident in her forming the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation. The foundations’ empowerment of women of all ages to build their future in the world of business through her leadership and continued support is something Mina takes seriously. She has proven that with hard work and dedication, skills learned at an early age will serve you through life.
Mark Twain once Said:
“The difference between using the right word and almost the right word is very different. It is the difference between a lightening-bug and lightening.”
There are just some things you do not say out loud at work. Do you know that your boss at Market America follows your every move? Words matter.
A great example of this is what happened to this one girl, over two years ago. She stated on social media that she got a new job. However, she went on to complain about the job she had not even started yet. She went on to say some pretty horrible things that I cannot repeat. The boss found out and promptly fired her. That is why you need to be careful about what you say and whom you say them too while working at Market America.
1) Injustices are going to happen while working with Market America. Someone else might get a promotion while you are denied. Whining about that is not going to help. Market America needs you to be a leader. You need to step up. You need to keep doing what you are doing. You will get there as long as you put in the work.
2) You do not tell someone that “it is not your job.” You need to think about how you might feel if someone did that to you. You would not like it very much, would you? Treat others with respect. Do something for someone else. No matter how inconvenient it is for you.
3) You do not tell someone you “think” the product might be a great fit. You need to show confidence. You cannot expect others to buy what you are selling when you do not believe it yourself.
4) Say “thank you” to the customer after they buy something from you. You do not tell them “no problem.” Saying the former shows a sign of professionalism and authority. Saying the later says the opposite.
Adam Milstein was born and grew up in Israel. He joined the Israeli Defense Force in 1971 and served during the Yom Kippur War. After his mandatory service in the army, Milstein earned his Bachelor’s of Science in business and economics degree from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. In 1974, Adam Milstein married his wife Gila Elgrably and in 1981 the Milstein’s along with their two children moved to the United States. After arriving in the United States, Milstein continued his education at the University of Southern California and earned his Master of Business Administration degree. Since receiving his degree, Milstein has seen great success in the commercial real estate industry.
In addition to his work in real estate, Adam Milstein takes great pride in his philanthropic work. He is one of the co-founders of the Israeli-American Council; whose goal is to engage and unite the Israeli-American communities by strengthening and building them up. Milstein is a board member to a number of organizations, including StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders Network, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me, and American Israel Public Affairs Committee National Council. The Milstein’s also created the Milstein Foundation with the goal to, first, strengthen the State of Israel’s relationship with the United States and, second, to help the younger Jewish generations learn and appreciate their identity.
Among others, Adam Milstein writes for the Jewish News Syndicate. He recently wrote an article discussing an unspoken of alliance between radical Muslim’s and the radical left. Radical Muslim’s go against everything the radical left supposedly stands for; they stone women, execute people who are gay, and are staunchly against both minority and human rights.
Milstein further discusses how the radical left has a warped view of the world when the place all the blame, for the Middle Eastern problems, on the Jewish people. He believes this alliance, was fueled by Linda Sarsour when opening admired Sharia law, praised Saudi Arabia’s horrific and oppressive treatment of women, and opened one of her speeches thanking one of the co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Additionally, the alliance was seen at Tufts University when a group of students called Israel a “white supremacist” state and at a Chicago LGBT rally when three people were expelled for having the Star of David displayed on their pride flags. Milstein ends his article discussing how the rise of the anti-Semitic left threatens the future of the Jewish people around the world.
David Zalik, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GreenSky, is not like other CEOs of a major company.
Zalik, a billionaire, does not talk to the media much. He does not accept invitations to conferences. He has not spent last ten years raising outside capital. His employees don’t get free food or play games.
The latest move by his company is definitely something that other Silicon Valley companies would do. The Wall Street Journal believes that Zalik’s company will do an IPO but it will do it confidentiality. This move is unconventional but it will raise his company $1 billion with a $5 billion valuation.
If Zalik does go public, he would not be doing the same as companies like Credit Karma, Stripe and Uber as they don’t plan to go public. Private companies don’t go public because when they do, they are heavily pressured by investors and quarterly earnings. They can keep the cash to keep the company operating and growing.
Zalik’s company could change its mind and it will not do an IPO. It will not fill out the paperwork with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This move would mean that it can prepare without the public spotlight on it.
Zalik, a 44-year-old, founded GreenSkyin 2006 and has, without fanfare, developed one of the biggest financial technology companies in America. Most companies like GreenSky would complain about banks and suggest to the public that they are a better way to do finance. Zalik has no problem with banks and actually has been working with banks for many years. n
One of the keys to GreenSky’s success that its bank partners are the ones who are taking the financial risk. Some of its bank partners are SunTrust, Regions and Fifth Third and they are the ones that GreenSky loans as part of their balance sheets. Zalik’s company will not be in trouble if any of these loans defaults. GreenSky does benefit from their relationship with their bank partners and they pay 1 percent of the balance from GreenSky loans.
Zalik thinks out of the box and so far, has been rewarded for doing so.
There is a need to make good use of the consumer software applications today. However, many people aren’t aware of how they would go about it. In every aspect of life, it is good to know that digital services are taking charge of every sphere including in the business world. Advanced Tech Support (ATS) made an announcement that the industry is about to make a notable milestone. ATS is a call center that has been certified by AppEsteem Corporation. The main aim is to ensure the consumers are happy with the software applications they use. AppEsteem Corporation certifies all app-related services that were founded by the Microsoft cybersecurity veterans.
It is good to appreciate that ATS has been focal in providing technical support services to thousands and thousands of customers. ATS serves customers who use telephone services especially those in the remote places. Telephone services may be inefficient in remote areas unless you have some screen sharing technologies you can access. Robert Deignan says that their organization is highly focused on the consumer compliance, and he says this is the backbone or firm support of the firm. Robert is the Chief Executive Officer and also Co-founder of Inbound Call Experts, which is today known as ATS Digital Services. Robert says that the review process the firm had in January made them discover that the AppEsteem’s requirements had already been met.
From this point, Robert decided that the company had to get certified and have a committed team. He also affirmed that the firm resolved to send signals to the regulators, security companies, and software vendors. He says the company is committed to providing quality services to all its customers, and it ensures that the firm’s practices and operations are consumer-friendly. The requirements of the inbound call center are based on input from the consumer groups, call centers, software industry, security companies, law enforcement, and government regulators. According to Robert, these requirements are meant to build a software downloading industry that is healthy and more sustainable. ATS was founded in 2011 and its main offices are located in Boca Raton, Florida. Robert graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership in 1992 from Purdue University.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a pioneer in his own right when it comes to the business of medicine. He grew up in a household where his dad was a practicing medical doctor. He wanted to make a difference for people the way his dad had done for so many years.
Dr. Mark McKenna did what was expected to become a doctor. He went to college and medical school. Then, while in medical school he continued to observe his dad’s practice and discovered that the medical industry was drastically changing. The new system of billing and reimbursements impacted the way doctors were being paid, which gave Dr. Mark McKenna the idea to do something different with his medical degree.
While in medical school, Dr. Mark McKenna began a real estate business. He began buying properties in his home state of Louisiana. The money he used to fund the business came from his part-time work of doing physical exams for inmates at the prisons for $50 an hour. Also, he worked for his dad’s general practice for five years. Before long, he had built a multi-million dollar enterprise with real estate.
Unfortunately, the riches he discovered in real estate were somewhat short-lived. After graduating from Tulane Medical School in 1999, the real estate business he had started while in school began to flourish but in 2005 disaster struck. Hurricane Katrina wrecked many of his properties and caused him to lose millions of dollars. Yet, he was incredibly resilient and took on the newest opportunity at hand: buying flooded properties for next to nothing, rehabbing, and flipping them for a profit. He did this until he recouped close to a million dollars and sold off the business thereafter.
Finally, after experiencing continued success in business, this doctor-turned-entrepreneur, found a way to help more people on demand with his expertise. Hence, OVME (‘of me’), an Uber-like business model that does house calls for minimally invasive procedures, like Botox, among others. It has grown in popularity in the city of Atlanta, helping residents to positively increase how they look and feel about themselves.
Real estate investing is a proven way for people to improve their finances. Many people want to get started investing, but they are unsure of how to do so. Over the past few years, the real estate market in multiple areas has begun to improve.
Nick Vertucci is a successful real estate investor who focuses on helping people reach their financial goals. He launched a real estate investing academy several years ago. Since that time, he has taught hundreds of people the basic investing concepts needed to succeed. Anyone who wants to learn different aspects of real estate investing should work with him.
His Investing Advice
Nick Vertucci gives a lot of advice to people who are just starting out. He believes that new investors should start slowly. Some people tend to try and buy numerous properties at one time. Buying a lot of homes is usually not a prudent strategy for real estate investors.
Nick Vertucci also thinks that people should work with a mentor. When investors work with a mentor, they can gain valuable experience that they usually would not receive. Nick Vertucci started asking successful real estate investors about their thoughts on the market. He quickly learned valuable lessons that helped him in his career.
Planning for the future is never easy. With an uneasy real estate market, some people are starting to worry about their investments. Nick Vertucci tells his students that the best time to purchase a home is in a lousy economy.
When he started investing in 2011, the real estate market was much less expensive than it is today. He is focused on developing his real estate academy while acquiring additional properties. Now is an excellent time for him to focus on his company and helping other people.
One of the issues with marketing is that it can be very easy to turn away customers as opposed to attracting them. There are tons of things that people should not do when they are trying to market their company. This can render their efforts useless even when they are working with Market America. After all, people are considering many factors when they are deciding on what to buy. One of the factors that are considered is how a company is marketing itself. One thing that is certain is that the method of advertising is changing and so are what people will tolerate.
One thing that can turn customers off is the pushy and intrusive way of advertising. When people just advertise what products they are trying to sell, this can cause them to lose the customers they are trying to gain. After all, people already do not like advertisements. Market America users have to put in effort in order to make sure that the advertisement is worth the space they are taking up on the webpage. One of the best things to do is make sure that it is out of the way so that people are able to read the content they came to read. The best way for Market America unfranchise owners to get clicks is to make sure that the advertisement is relevant to the content on the page.
One thing that can help is making sure that the page that Market America marketers are using are so related to the page that the advertisement can pass as one piece of the content. In other words, one thing that the marketer does not want to do is advertise electronics on a page that is dedicated to fashion. While some people that are interested in fashion are also interested in electronics, people are going to get much better results if they keep up with the relevance of the content.
Jordan Lindsey is the founder of JCL Capital, and he has founded many other businesses in the financial services industry and the technology industry. This has allowed him to enjoy great success. Jordan Lindsey was a man who grew up in the New York area. He was always competitive as a child growing up. He channeled this competitive nature by playing many sports, but his two favorite sports were tennis and ice hockey. Jordan Lindsey also had the mind of a business creator and an entrepreneur. He decided that he wanted to create something bigger than himself that would allow him to change the world. The way he did this was to start his own companies that could provide services people needed in a revolutionary way.
When Jordan Lindsey first visited the San Francisco California area, he immediately fell in love with the area, as well as the people in it, and the ideas and activities that the people were participating in. Jordan Lindsey decided that because the people in the area always encouraged each other to start new businesses and to pursue the arts, he would move back to the area several months after he came back to New York.
Today, Jordan Lindsey is a self taught systems design engineer and a computer programmer. He is an experienced veteran in the algo trading markets. He has a wife and three kids, all of whom are daughters. He has an ability to program that has allowed him to start technology companies in the financial services industry.
Jordan Lindsey has lived in Bosnia, Mexico, and Argentina. He met his wife in Bosnia. He studied at St. Joseph’s College, and at the Mount Angel Seminary.
Jordan Lindsey has created his own cryptocurrency, and he has created an algorithm that will trade on the Forex markets, which are very large.
Many admire entrepreneurs and business owners, but shy away from it themselves and even try to discourage their friends from running a business. They’d rather settle for the daily grind of rushing to work for a job that they don’t enjoy and take out their frustrations in some unhealthy fashion. Meanwhile, they try to save money against everything that comes up that eats up everything that they save. For them, this is the only way. Even Vijay Eswaran was told that this was the only way to make any type of money. Fortunately, he has enough confidence to pursue the alternative which has turned out to be better than what he has dreamed.
The truth is that there are plenty of joys to running a successful business. One of the joys of running a business is that this gives people a chance to live authentically. Even though running a business is going to take a lot of time in the beginning, it is going to be worthwhile for people that are living authentically. The best part is that they can take certain amounts of time to get it started up so that they will be able to continue working their other job and bringing in the money. Vijay has continued working his regular job until he has seen the income of his business surpass his regular job.
When thinking about a business, the most important thing is for the entrepreneur to make sure that his business is as close to him as possible. If his business is something that he lives and breathes, then he is going to have the best chance of succeeding and making a fortune. He could then do something else with the money has made so that he will be able to expand on his dreams.