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They say that in today’s world, having a business that does not have an online presence is like winking at a lady in the dark and expecting her to react. While there are many people who understand and have even set up websites for their businesses, not many of them are optimizing the use of the online presence. This is the case especially for small and medium scale enterprises. As a result, many are not getting the traffic, and lead conversions that they should be. This is the point at which companies such as White Shark Media come in.

This is a company that was established in 2011. The mission and vision of this company was to help SMEs attain success and improve profitability in their digital marketing efforts. There are certain things that are pillars of a digital marketing campaign and these are the things that the company tries to focus on:

  • Creating websites and content that will improve traffic
  • Improving the lead conversion on landing pages
  • Tracking the companies they are assisting to see how far they have come with their digital campaign

When the company started, it was only a boutique agency. The key to their success has been taking a serious look at their clients’ efforts at marketing and looking for the cause of problems. When they establish what the problem is, they work swiftly to rectify it and get the company back on track.

The main idea that the company had when they were starting the business was to create a world class experience in service delivery. After years of hard work, this has really paid off because the company was named a Google AdWords premier SMB partner. There are only 29 premier Google SMB partners in the USA, which makes this a great achievement.

The rapid growth of the company seems to have impressed Google as early as 2012 when the Google team visited them in Mountain View California. This made them become a part of their Bing Ads authorized program for resellers.

The future is looking bright for white shark media. They have decided that for their future projects, they will do their best to make sure that they give transparent and effective services that will not involve middlemen in the form of contractors. The White Shark leadership understands that such growth needs a lot of dedication and maturity, but they feel ready for the challenge.

Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is a Fintech company that was founded to provide young, talented burgeoning entrepreneurs in Switzerland a platform that provides them business guidance to ensure they meet their milestones. SSUF is a goal-oriented entity that aims at creating a professional execution platform that guides young entrepreneurs through a dedicated business-driven process to provide efficiency in achieving goals.

 

Mike Baur and two other partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014, founded SSUF. Mike currently serves as the company’s Managing Partner. The company is known to be the first of its kind in Switzerland; an early stage ICT Startup accelerator.

 

The partnership and inclusion of Mr. Hartweg is a strategic business move that aims at utilizing Mr. Hartweg’s investment expertise. Mr. Hartweg is an astute investor. He is experienced at selecting and evaluating talent in different fields whether sports, technology and even in finance. He is also a Co-founder of Fintech Leonteq, which has entered a partnership with SSUF. Mr. Hartweg’s core role as an executive advisor will be to select, analyze and evaluate Startups to determine whether SSUF should invest in them.

 

Upon the partnership announcement, Mr. Hartweg claimed that there had been remarkable growth in the Fintech industry in Switzerland with many Startups. Few, however, have the capacity to compete in the global marketplace according to him. He further added that the aim of SSUF was to bridge that gap to help the Startups compete globally.

 

In the press release, Mike claimed that the partnership with Mr. Hartweg would further strengthen the innovative power of the country in the Fintech industry. He also wants to ensure that Switzerland remains a leader for digitization in the financial sector.

 

Mike is also a venture capitalist. He invests time and money in Swiss youth entrepreneurship supporting Startups as a mentor and a financier. He is both a Co-Founder and a Director of the Swiss Startup Association.

 

Background of Mike Baur

 

Mike Baur is a native Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. He attended the University of Rochester in New York where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also attended the University of Berne where he earned an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Before spreading his entrepreneurial wings, Mike worked in the banking sector for over 20 years. Mike worked at top banking institutions such as Clariden Leu and Sallfort where he left to pursue his ambition of financing and mentoring young Startups in the country.

 

 

Making a restaurant successful is hard to do in any city either large or small. The restaurant business is tough. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make a restaurant a success.

While there are a variety of things that must be done to make a restaurant successful, there are some things that are a necessity. One of those things is to hire a great chef. Without a great chef, it is hard to separate a restaurant from the competition.

A great chef provides multiple things that are needed to make a restaurant successful such as providing great food that makes people want to come to the restaurant on a regular basis, being a symbol of the restaurant for marketing purposes, and providing direction for the restaurant.

An excellent restaurant in the San Diego area that is a shining example of how a chef can help to make a restaurant popular is Bellamy. The chef at the Bellamy restaurant is Patrick Ponasty.

Recognized as a top rate chef, Patrick Ponasty is on many people’s short list regarding best chefs in the world. Raised in France and considered a true Frenchman, Patrick Ponasty is able to make French food come alive.

This is one of the reasons why the Bellamy restaurant has become so popular in the San Diego area. The concept at the Bellamy restaurant revolves around everything French. The food, the feel, and the look of the Bellamy restaurant are all French.

As a Frenchman, Patrick Ponasty has a unique view of how French food is prepared and served to people of all cultures. Therefore, he is able to bring a part of France to the San Diego area through the Bellamy restaurant.

People have caught onto the French style that Bellamy provides along with the wonderful food. Although Patrick Ponasty has a lot to do with the popularity of the Bellamy restaurant, he is not alone in bringing the restaurant to the heights that it has achieved.

Brian who is the owner of the Bellamy restaurant has had a huge impact on the success and popularity of the restaurant. Brian Bonar is responsible for hiring Patrick Ponasty as chef and working tirelessly to deliver the French concept to the Bellamy restaurant. Also, Mr. Bonar is a smart businessman who has made many business decisions that have put Bellamy at the top of the restaurant ladder in the San Diego area.

An outstanding businessman, Brian Bonar has made numerous restaurants popular with his leadership. He has taken Bellamy to new heights and has made it trendy to go to a French style restaurant in California.

Raj Fernando is the brains behinds successful businesses such as Chopper Trading. He began his long and notable career while still in college. He volunteered to work at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange which opened many doors for him including a position on the Chicago Board of Trade. He worked there 1991 until 2001. His hugely successful Chopper Trading was created in 2002. Raj Fernando was able to grow his company to over 250 employees and was actively traded on the Nasdaq, CME, ICAP-Broketek, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, Eurex, and ICE. This accomplishment came to fruition in 2015 when he was able to sell Chopper Trading to the Chicago trading firm DRW Trading Group. Currently, Raj Fernando is the creator of Scoutahead, a new internet startup that facilitates corporate growth through modern technology. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Scoutahead.

Not only is Raj active in the business sector, he also has a passion for his philanthropic endeavors. He is involved with a no-kill shelter in Chicago, IL called PAWS, as well as serving on the board of trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This is only a few of the charitable organizations that he strives to help. Some of the others include Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Big Brothers Big Sister.

Raj Fernando has a variety of other business interests along with his current personal ventures. He is involved with the American Security Project as a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a Board member of the esteemed Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is also involved with the Brookings Institution as a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee. He previously served on the International Security Advisory Boad but had to depart due to issues with the international market.

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IAP Worldwide was founded in 1990 and their home base is Cape Canaveral Florida and has more than 100 locations in 20 countries worldwide. In the United States, they operate offices in Washington, D.C, Panama City, Florida, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

IAP services the United States Department of Defense as well as other government agencies both here and internationally on payscale.com. There are three different segments that IAP operates through. These being, global operations and logistics, professional and technical services, and facilities management and base operations.

IAP, formerly International American Products, Inc., changed its name in March of 2005 has been in business for over 60 years. They have a broad range of services in providing a reliable solution which meets their customers, often complex and diverse needs. They accomplish this by providing their customers with innovative and safe solutions.

They also manage power solutions and this segment of their business provides permanent power services and also temporary services, as the case requires. IAP also offers power plant management and operations along with services in renewable energy.

Solutions offered to private and public healthcare institutions here in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East includes help in the administration of the facility, science, and engineering on prnewswire.com.

The solutions offered to the government include aviation support services, for logistics and supply chain problems, emergency responses. They offer custom engineered infrastructures in maintenance, utilities, and power fields as well.

IAP along with four other companies has been awarded a contract for indefinite quantity and delivery for up to $900 million by t her Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor Hawaii. They are the contracting authority and expect the project to reach completion by September of 2024.

IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. has also acquired from DRS Technologies, Inc., two business units. Aviation and Logistics based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Tactical Communications and Network Solutions which is located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The Aviation and Logistics or A&L offers logistics and mission support services on careercast.com as well as aircraft repair management. Tactical Communications and Network Solutions, or TCNS offers communications support, engineering along with information technology. IAP will incorporate these businesses as part of a long-term growth plan.

By acquiring these two businesses it will more than double IPA’s market. They will be a new unit with is now Aviation and Engineering Solutions.

Earlier in the year IPA instituted and brand new strategy that is based on organic growth which will be done through focusing on customer discipline, new innovations in the core government segment.

Eric Pulier has a number of impressive accomplishments that he has made over the years during his career, especially in his field of finances. Eric Pulier was born in New Jersey, where he attended his basic schooling. Even during this time he was showing his talents in technology. This talent continued to flourish and by the time he made it to high school he had started up a computer database business for himself.

After completing his education in New Jersey, Eric went on to attend Harvard University, where he studied to earn a bachelor’s degree and graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998. During his time at Harvard, Eric invested a lot of his time in the computer sciences and environment studies. The skills he learned at Harvard allowed him to turn his ideas into a reality.

To date, Eric has managed to create at least 15 different companies of his own, such as US Interactive, Desktone, ServiceMesh, Akana, and more, bringing him a great amount of success. He sold his last business for more than $350 million, which is a testament to Eric’s abilities and how capable he is as a technological entrepreneur. Eric has other investments as well, like his restaurant and nightclub that reside in California. He has even managed work his way onto several different boards for various companies as an adviser as well, such as Logic Library and Santa Monica Medias.

Eric Pulier even does writing in his spare time, publishing some his his workings through Manning Publications and even Forbes Magazine. This is when he is not spending the rest of his time in philanthropic activities and helping out organizations like the Painted Turtle and the Clinton Global Initiatives. As long as Eric is in business, he will find ways to help out and give back to the community.

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