Solo, Success, and Sanjay Shah

Dubai-based Sanjay Shah, founder of the charity Autism Rocks and investment firm Solo Capital, recently shared a few thoughts on successful entrepreneurialship. In an interview with Eric Dye, host of Dubai’s Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio he doled out all manner of useful entrepreneurial advice, information, motivation, and inspiration. He also discussed his own motivation for starting the charity, Autism. He is so proud of his organization which helps fund autism research. He was first motivated to start it after his son was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. He made his fortune by founding the London-based Solo Capital. After starting businesses around the world, Sanjay quickly learned that 1) you need a lot of money in order for a new business to get off the ground and 2) you need to realize you can’t do all the work by yourself.

Sanjay founded Solo Capital Markets in September 2011. The firm specializes in trading, consulting, and professional sports investments. Since its found, Sanjay has remained its CEO. Sanjay definitely knows what he is doing, owning and controlling several other businesses around the world. This has all really paid off for him. He is currently “retired” and is worth about $280 million. Sanjay didn’t expect to end up like this. In early adulthood, he studied medicine with the full intention of becoming a doctor. He soon decided, however, that the medical life wasn’t for him and promptly changed careers.

He became an accountant and worked for three different investment banks. In 2009, he ventured out to start his own brokerage company. This company would become Solo Capital. After his son was diagnosed with autism in 2011, he had a meeting with Snoop Dogg to start a charity for autism research. This was Autism Rocks. The first of its rock concerts was held in 2014 and featured Prince. Even then, Sanjay was not new to charity. He had previously been sponsoring children in India for over a decade.

Keith Mann Looks To Continue The Success Of The Uncommon Schools

The Uncommon Schools charitable program that manages 42 high schools across northeastern states in the U.S. has seen a continued level of support from financial recruitment specialist Keith Mann and his Dynamic Search Partners company. An article from PR Newswire details the latest fund raiser organized by New York based Keith Mann and his colleagues at Dynamic Search Partners; under the leadership of Keith Mann members of the financial industry in New York attended an event at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden that raised $22,000 for the Uncommon Schools program.

Keith Mann formed the Dynamic Search Partners in 2001 after spending a number of years working as a recruitment specialist for the financial industry in New York and across the world. Mann has seen his business become one of the most important for the financial industry in the world after linking over 2,000 executives with investment companies over the life of the company.

Mann does not only spend his time concerned with his business, but has also looked to become a major part of the community across New York through his involvement in a series of charitable programs. Keith Mann has been a major supporter of law enforcement in New York having provided meals for officers across the city in a bid to show his appreciation for the work of these individuals.

The Uncommon Schools is dedicated to providing the best possible education for students from low income families who are hoping to achieve a college level education. The $22,000 raised by Keith Mann and Dynamic Search Partners will be added to a standing donation of $10,000 from the company, which will be used by the Uncommon Schools management team to complete all the needed testing for students looking for educational assistance prior to attending college level classes. Keith Mann has revealed he became a supporter of the Uncommon Schools after touring various institutions managed by the program and being impressed by the drive of the students to attend college and start successful careers in the future.

Why Avi Weisfogel launch the GoFundMe promotion

There are very many young children all over the world who are suffering from severe deformities such as clefts lips, cleft palate, and many others. Most of these kids or young adults who identified with such conditions are not able to get enough medical treatment or surgery because of lack of money. And to some extend some are even ignored and rejected by their parents. You don’t want to imagine the kind of pain such children go through. Thanks to people like Avi Weisfogel who have kind hearts and willing to support such kids in the community.

Mr. Weisfogel is a dentist by profession based in Old Bridge. His passion for helping is not something he adapted, but it’s something in him. He has helped many people to get sufficient dental care services. And his love aids him in choosing operation smile to benefit from his GoFundMe campaign

Avi Weisfogel is so delighted to publicize the inaugurate of a GoFundMe promotion crusade aiming to facilitate Operation Smile, which is an international medical charity association who is devoted to providing freely surgical procedures to such children. Their services are not only available for young kids, but they are also extended to young adults who are suffering from such facial deformities.

Mr. Avi has set up a target of $2000 which he expect through this campaign, and the primary motive of the operation smile is to ensure that every child has hope for a brighter and healthier tomorrow through their unending support. Recently, Mr. Weisfogel spoke in an interview on how operation smile firmly believe every child has the right to excellent surgery care and more importantly they must be treated in the same way you treat your kids.

Finally, In addition to the above, they also want to make sure every child is well prepared mentally and physically that in whatever they go through in life, they must never lose hope. The organization works both hospitals, local medical professionals, government and also many other organizations. They are very much determined to come up with the best and efficient solutions which will be accessible to all children and Mr. Avi chose Operation Smile the benefactor of GoFundMe promotion he is running is because he also wants all children to get medical care and due to his great contribution, many child are now smiling and happy.

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The Advantages of Video Marketing According to Talk Fusion

According to an article on Hello Tesla, Talk Fusion, the eighth largest online video content provider in the world, says that using video in emails is paramount to your business’s success since it can increase your revenue by 40 percent. One of the reasons that your revenue will jump substantially is that your open rate will grow by up to 20 percent while your click-through rate may grow up to 300 percent. That is great news for businesses who often struggle with open rates as low as 20 percent leaving many business owners wondering if it is even worth their time.

Talk Fusion, led by 20 year veteran Bob Reina, says that using videos in your email campaigns is extremely easy.  First, people love to do business with people that they feel like they have a relationship with and using video emails is an easy way to build those relationships. Secondly, people have a very short attention span so using video emails is a great way to keep people engaged with your content. Finally, a picture really is worth a thousands words.

Bob says that one of the reasons that many people are reluctant to use video marketing is that they think it is a very complicated process. According to Bob, nothing could be further from the truth. Talk Fusion provides over 1,000 different ready to use templates that are ready to customize for your business.

It’s Time To Get ‘Handy’ With Spring Cleaning

It is here once again. Spring has come and so has all of the cleaning you realize you need to do. The garage is probably a bit more cluttered than you’d like and the basement is in need of a good clean up.  If you have a large house, this can be quite the undertaking. All of the moving of the furniture, the dusting, wiping, on and on it seems to go. Then you realize there is more to do than you thought at first.

Thankfully, there is a company like Handy. They have quickly become the go to on-demand service for basic services. You need some cleaning done? No sweat. Just set up a date at your convenience and have it done for you at a fair price. The popularity of the service is rising very quickly. As the number of companies has declined, Handy’s business has only been increasing. They have recently stated that they have been generating at least $1 million per week regularly now. They have even started a new service on the site where you can have them shop for, purchase, deliver and assemble for a flat fee starting at $49.

This service alone is well worth the fee. Think of all of the time, effort, driving and stresses you can avoid completely. It is a very good option for people who have little time for their own responsibilities. Handy is looking to make life easier for folks by offering great service on-demand, on your schedule. Spring cleaning can be a nightmare. It can also be a whole lot easier to accomplish with Handy’s services that they offer. Whatever the job is for your spring clean up, it’s very likely that Handy can handle the job for you.

Take a break on the cleaning and let the professionals handle it for you. Get out and spend the spring having fun instead.

Brad Reifler’s Top Tips for New Investors

There are certain people that you need to listen to when they try to teach you something. In the world of investing for profit, Brad Reifler is one of them. Brad Reifler is the creator and CEO of Forefront Capital as well as Forefront Investments and he has been a major player in the industry for decades. His work has largely been focused on helping out the ’99 percent’ of investors in the world, as reported by Reuters. Reifler knows how hard it can be to get into the game of investing when you don’t have stacks of cash at your back and that’s why he came up with the following tips to try and help these people out.

When you need to invest your money you need to do one thing above all, Reifler suggests. His first tip to successful and profitable investing is to be wary what you invest in. You don’t want to get into investing for the sake of having money in the game.

Reifler’s next tip is to create a solid relationship with a manager as you try to put your money out into various investments. Having a relationship with a manager that is built on trust means that you will never be struggling to put faith in their advice. A common piece of advice from quality managers, as Brad Reifler points out, is to consistently diversify as well. Don’t put all of your money in the stock market.

Making money with investments isn’t easy and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. However, following Reifler’s advice can lead to profit sooner than later.  On Wikipedia there’s further information.

Highland Capital Management: Preparing To Scoop Up Argentinian Debt

Bloomberg recently released an article that discussed how Argentina will be allowed to release its debt onto the international bond market. The country’s goal is to raise 12 billion dollars and, according to Bloomberg, Highland Capital Management will be one of the major buyers. Bloomberg got this information directly from Highland Capital’s founder and chief executive officer, James Dondero. Dondero and his firm already manages about 19 billion dollars in assets. A significant portion of this 19 billion dollars is already Argentinian debt that is due in 2033.

Argentina’s goal is to sell enough so that they can pay settlements with Paul Singer and other holdout creditors. Dondero is confident that Argentina will price the debt fairly and he is hoping that it will trade better than other emerging economies. Dondero has the numbers to back up his confidence. They have been seeing returns on their Argentinian bonds of around 20 percent annually. This is major when you compare it to the average 3.3 percent return for other emerging markets.

Highland Capital Management is an investment banking firm that has been around for more than 2 decades. James Dondero sits at the helm and has the goal of leading the company to success in the niche market of collateralized loan obligations. The firm also offers high yield credit, structured products, long and short equity, distressed and special situation, health care, emerging markets and real estate. The company invests both in real estate equity and real estate debt. In the emerging markets division, Highland Capital has many options for investing in Brazil and they are now also looking at opening up a fund in Argentina as another emerging market investment opportunity. In the health care division, Highland Capital offers their investors options in equity, fixed income and loan assets. The long and short equity division has many different strategies available to investors, such as fund with typical net long exposure of 20 to 60 percent. Highland Capital Management also offers their investors the opportunity to invest in distressed or special situations in the healthcare, industrial and media or telecom sectors.

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Securus is making it Easier for Correctional Facilities to Contain Inmates

Securus is a communications company that specializes in providing equipment and technology to correctional facilities. The equipment that is installed in within correctional facilities at Securus gives prisoners the ability to speak fact-to-face with their friends and loved once. Video visitation terminals are set up in various prisons that accepts this technology and inmates can see their loved ones or friends when they chat.

Correctional facilities all over the U.S. have implemented this latest trend in inmate communication technology. This equipment helps to cut down on long lines for the phone and it helps to keep order inside of the prison system. One of the biggest problems that prisoners have is being able to adjust to prison life. Life behind bars is not easy and it becomes harder when a person cannot see their family or friends.

The newer communications systems allows inmates to use video kiosks to communicate with visitors as long as they have a mobile device. This mobile device can be smartphone, tablet or laptop. As long as the unit has the ability to make and to receive video inmate phone calls then a person can contact an inmate behind bars. There is a fee to use this technology and a prisoner’s behavior must not have any problems that will stop them from losing their privileges.

Securus has been conducting research to figure out how well their technology is doing. The organization discovered that their equipment is beneficial to most of the prison facilities where the equipment is installed. Securus technology save facilities money from having to use old and outdated communications equipment. This technology is also good at helping to keep order inside of prisons because many inmates want the ability to contact the outside world on a more frequent basis.

Securus has been in business for many years providing communications equipment and solutions to criminal and law enforcement organizations. They implement high tech security hardware that is efficient, productive and cost effective. This organization is based out of Dallas, Texas and it is currently a leading company in the change for improved prisoner communications. More information about this organization and their efforts to change the communications systems within the correctional system is available from PRN News.

Securus Technologies is not partnered with the pain and anxiety reliever Securus product nor is it a part of the agency site, Securus America.

George Mason University Becomes Koch Favorite

While the Koch brothers have supported a number of different charities, and universities over the years, one university is quickly becoming a favorite for them; George Mason University.

George Mason University is a private school located a short distance from Washington D.C and is considered to be particularly strong in areas such as law and economics. While there have been a significant number of successful alumni from George Mason University the school is not thought of as a conservative school. This is important because Charles Koch is thought of particularly in accordance with their donations to conservative causes.

The Koch brothers, David and Charles, are multi billionaires who are the majority owners of Koch Industries which earns close to $120 billion per year in revenue. Koch industries is a diversified conglomerate but is centered in the energy industry. The Koch brothers are well known for contributing significant amounts of money to conservative republican political groups. Many of the causes Charles Koch supports are concerned with the expanse of government and are interested in promoting individual growth and development for the good of themselves, as well as for society at large.

Their beliefs and the basic profile of George Mason University as an educational center for higher education is not inconsistent with their belief system. What is inconsistent about the donations to George Mason University is the amount of the donations to this one university.

As an example of the move towards George Mason University if you view the schools that received money from the Koch brothers in recent years, George Mason University emerges as number one with close to $50 million received during the time of 2011 to 2014. No other school received more than $1 million in each year during the time period stated. Since neither Koch brother is an alumni of the school there is little to explain why George Mason University received so much to the school.

The school has recently received a $10 million contribution from the Koch Foundation, along with $20 million from an unnamed donor, in order to rename their law school after the recently deceased conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While this donation is set aside for the law school, no other gift from Koch had other stipulations assigned to it.

An Experienced Developer, Brian Bonar Understands Finance And Technology

It takes years to properly navigate financial seas. Between contracts, projects, and market inequalities that come from items that cannot be predicted, the modern world of finance is volatile and often unpredictable–unless you’ve got enough experience to identify trends, and where go they lead.

Brian Bonar knows his business. He wasn’t always the high-powered financier he is; he started out working at IBM in the UK, where he spent seventeen years learning his craft intimately. Today, Brian Bonar works as the directing force within Dalrada Financial Corporation; and has done since August of 1995–though this certainly isn’t his only “horse in the race”, as the saying goes. He also runs ITEC–but, as pertains to Dalrada, December of 1999 saw Bonar becoming chairman of the company’s board. Before his advancement, he had served in capacity as the company’s Technology Sales Director.

He worked in this position for a little over a year and a half, from August ’92 through April ’94. At that time he became the Vice President of the company’s sales and marketing division. By September of the same year, he had become the company’s Executive Vice President. By ’97 he became President and COO–that’s: Chief Operating Officer. By ’98 he’d climbed the ladder to the CEO position.

Brian Bonar understands software, and he understands technology. He’s the CEO of ITEC, the Imaging Technologies Corporation. ITEC develops color management software and also integrates digital imaging hardware service organization.

Bonar understands expansion, and he understands what is necessary to continuously facilitate successful business. He understands that increased provision of well-executed services will yield increased returns. He also understands there must be strategy between this increase, as acquisition can’t be done without proper resources, and those don’t exist in a company that doesn’t cautiously approach its technologies; ensuring they work as they should before they’re launched on the public.

Brian Bonar understands sales, and that when putting together a sales team, it must be done in such a way as to get the right sellers in the right spots according to Modern Luxury. Savvy, motivated personnel who enjoy a challenge are a great fit for a sales team, but they may also fit in IT if their people skills aren’t quite right. Bonar has had enough time between ITEC, IBM, and Dalrada to know who goes best where, and allocate them appropriately.

Sales people make the world go round, and Brian Bonar has made it his business to put the right sales people in the right spots in order that the right deals can broker expansion and development. To that end, he’s been a very successful man.