Marc Sparks-Not Your Average Entrepreneur

Spark Tank, which was first introduced by Lynne Sipiora and Marc Sparks, is a specific process that gifts grants and mentoring to non-profit organizations that are committed to giving back to the community. Groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area known for their philanthropy can present their proposals to Spark Tank for the chance to get an initial grant of $5,000 in order to help fund their cause.

 

The Spark Tank team is happy to announce Mommies in Need as the winner of the second Spark Tank grant. Mommies in Need is committed to providing much needed nannies to families who are in desperate need of childcare due to unfortunate circumstances but are unable to pay for it. Mommies in need can offer families a qualified nanny to take care of their children at no cost.

 

Mommies in Need is already putting their grant to good use and they are searching for a bilingual nanny and already have a nanny trained in providing special needs childcare. They are also spreading the word that they have more openings to help more families in need.

 

Spark Tank applicants need to be in operation for at least two years in order to qualify for a Spark tank grant. They also need to present their case within 10 minutes and they have 10 minutes to answer questions after the presentation. Then the panel can evaluate each organization based on their story, the impact that the organization is promising to give, and their ability to prove their results.

 

The whole point of the Spark Tank is to not only help the community that needs it most, but to foster leadership among non-profit organizations. Many potential non-profit organizations fail because they don’t know how to share their story or simply how to ask for a grant. Marc wants the program to spark success.

 

Marc sparks is an entrepreneur out of Dallas who owns his own office and builds companies. He is involved with the community and has been supporting the success of The Samaritan Inn homeless shelter since the eighties. He is the author of the book, “They Can’t Eat You,” and he wrote the book in hopes that he can help other aspiring entrepreneurs. Although he has become quite successful from a rough beginning, he is still very humble and grateful for his success. His mix of qualities have contributed greatly to his success.

 

Marc has a passion for helping others out and spreading good. He’s into helping others who want to help themselves and has a strong involvement with humanitarian programs like Habitat for Humanity. He is also a supporter of magnet high schools and he helps at-risk kids through his “Sparky’s Kids” foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

George Soros Sees Similarities between the Bush and Trump Administration’s

George Soros had been well known as one of the most important and political figures in the U.S. for a number of years prior to the 2004 Presidential election campaign that saw the vast majority of American’s become aware of his contributions to left leaning politics around the world. Over the course of the 2004 election campaign in the U.S. George Soros made a major splash by taking advantage of the relaxed rules on wealthy donors backing political campaigns to donate what Politico estimates at $27 million to the campaign of Democratic nominee John Kerry in his election battle against sitting President George W. Bush. In a similar way Soros saw the problems that were rising in the U.S. in 2016 that he saw parallels with in the campaign of Donald Trump to that headed by President George W. Bush in 2016. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

As a survivor of the Nazi Occupation of Hungary from 1943 to the end of World War II, George Soros understands how the rise of right wing rhetoric lends itself to the dangers of racism and leaders acting beyond legal controls. During the 2016 election campaign season George Soros made public his concerns about the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump and some of his fellow Republican candidates for the conservative nomination for the Presidency, going so far as to describe the words of Trump as doing the work of ISIS for the terrorist organization. Soros made clear his political dislike of Donald Trump on a number of occasions as he threw his financial backing behind Democrat Hillary Clinton to the tune of $25 million as he saw the election as being as important as that fought in 2004. Prior to the election of President Bush in 2004 Soros had raised concerns about the potential actions of the U.S. leader and the threat he posed to global peace, a statement he likened to the problems faced by the U.S. following the election of President Donald Trump.

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Politico reports the battle to overcome the right wing was won by George Soros and his fellow donors to President Barrack Obama during the 2008 Presidential election cycle; however, Soros himself has not been above criticizing those with left leaning political values if he feels their campaign promises are not being kept. The 2012 reelection campaign of President Obama saw very little involvement by George Soros as he felt the liberal policies promised by the President and his advisors had not been followed through with as he took a middle ground approach to politics that Soros felt was not promised during an election cycle that resulted in Soros explain his regret in not backing Hillary Clinton for President as far back as 2008.

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How Fabletics has grown its Online Store

Fabletics in regarded as one of the fast-rising e-commerce companies in the United States. The firm has specialized in the provision of athleisure wear that is fashionable, stylish, quality, and affordable. Kate Hudson is the co-founder of the enterprise. She has managed to grow the firm in the past three years, and it is currently big enough to compete with larger businesses such as Amazon. Amazon was created before Fabletics, and it now controls over 20 percent of the online fashion market. The name athleisure is used to describe the products that it offers since they can be used for leisure and athletic undertakings. Fabletics has managed to attract more than one million subscribers within a short period. It offers high-quality products that can compete with renowned sportswear manufacturers like Lululemon and Athleta. The affordability of Fabletic’s products makes it a more appealing brand to the clients. The price of its products is half of what is charged by its main competitors.

 

Kate Hudson has ensured that her company is among the few that offer incredible after sales services. The subscription service of the company increases its popularity every day. Fabletics makes sure that it understands the preferences of all its clients, and this has allowed it to meet their diverse fashion needs. It offers a short survey that individuals are required to take when signing up. This enables its staff to understand what every client needs. The clothing line has VIP and regular membership packages. The two plans differ due to the privileges that the VIP subscribers enjoy. All members of the company are however offered unbeatable discounts for all the products that they purchase. The membership plan that is provided by Fabletics is popular due to its flexibility. Clients can skip months when they do not wish to buy products or unsubscribe from the service conveniently.

 

Fabletics uses great strategies in marketing and selling its products. Apart from the online shop, the firm had established more than 18 brick and mortar stores by the beginning of 2017. It plans to open 12 more physical stores in different cities across the country. The accessibility of the company’s products is highly increased by opening brick and mortar stores. About 50 percent of fashion shoppers think that it is convenient to buy clothes from an online shop since it is possible to know their real quality, texture, color, and size. Fabletics has made profits that total up to more than $250 million for the few years that it has been in business.

 

The activewear clothing line has adopted a marketing strategy that is called reverse showrooming. The plan involves welcoming people who browse for products on its online stores to visit its brick and mortar shops. The technique is viewed negatively by many businesses, but it has been highly successful. According to Hudson, companies that would like to grow their brands should develop excellent marketing methods. Reverse showrooming has significantly assisted Fabletics in increasing the number of subscribers on its online store.

Duda Melzer Is Key To The Future Success Of Brazil’s RBS Group

Known by his nickname of Duda, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer has been blazing a trail through one of Brazil’s best known and respected media organizations, RBS Group, for a number of years. According to acaert, in 2016, Duda Melzer finally reached the position he had been earmarked for since it was announced in 2012 that a planned succession to hand over control of RBS to him would take place; Duda is now the third generation of the Sirotsky family to helm the RBS Group that was established by his grandfather Mauricio Sobrinho Sirotsky in 1957.

Duda Melzer has looked to gain experience in a number of different areas of the media and financial industry to prepare him for his role as the leader of the RBS Group, including a period of time spent studying and working in the U.S. After completing his studies at the Harvard School of Business Duda embarked upon a career in the U.S. that saw him work in executive positions with the Delphi Corporation and Box Top Media before returning to Brazil to join the family business.

In a report by clicrbs, as part of the planned succession to hand control of the RBS Group to Duda Melzer the now President and Chairperson of the company established the eBricks investment company in 2004. Duda Melzer understands the shifting nature of the new technology and media industries and has led the eBricks brand through a series of investments in technology based startups that total around $300 million in funding.

Although much of his time has been spent exploring the world of investing and new media he also indulges a number of other passions, such as horse racing that he keenly follows around the world. Duda Melzer also led the RBS Group to invest in the largest Online wine sales company in Brazil to aid in the diversification of the portfolio of the Sirotsky family.

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How EOS took the Lip Balm Industry by Storm

The Evolution of Smooth has officially taken over the lip balm market. Selling more units than veteran Lip Balm Company, such as Chapstick and Blistex, EOS has become the 2nd bestselling lip care product in the United States, right after Burts Bees. They currently sell over a million units every week and the array of flavors can be found at almost every major drugstore chain and retailer. The company is currently worth $250 million. Reaching such major success was no overnight task.

EOS was founded by Jonathan Teller and Sanjiv Mehra. They had a 3rd business partner but he opted out before the company was launched. Teller and Mehra saw an opportunity in the lip care industry because they felt as though well-known brands, such as Chapstick were being lazy. They invested in research and discovered that lip balms were particularly used by women as part of their beauty regimen. Statistics have also shown that consumers are in favor of all natural, organic products. The EOS founders took advantage of this information and created specialized lip balms that were geared towards women and were 100% all natural.

They hired a clay artist to help design the signature sphere shape. They also invested in their own machinery to produce the product in mass quantities.

However, getting the product on store shelves was difficult at first. Buyers from major retailers, mainly male, stated that EOS lip balms could not compete with brands that consumers were used to buying. By a twist of fate, they were lucky enough to score a meeting with a female buyer from Walgreens that loved the spheres (https://evolutionofsmooth.com/lip-balm.html) and the rest became history.

EOS is sold at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target and other major stores for just $3. They currently have a massive social media following on Facebook and Instagram and have been featured in countless beauty magazines.

Mike Heiligenstein Attends the Williamson Growth Summit to Discuss Transport Issues Facing Williamson County

One of the socioeconomic issues affecting Williamson County is traffic. Four transport experts recently met and discussed ways in which this issue can be addressed. These specialists include Mike Heiligenstein of the Mobility Authority and Joseph Kopser, Ridescout’s founder.

Others include Jared Ficklin of ArgoDesign and Uber’s Leandre Johns. They met during the Williamson Growth Summit that usually focuses on how the county can grow socioeconomically.

The summit took place in the famed Sheraton Conference Center. The four experts centered their discussions on the role of technology in the transportation sector across the globe.

According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein emphasized on the need for people to invest in Austin’s transportation sector. He praised innovations such as ridesharing applications and driverless vehicles that have transformed transport systems in the County. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://twitter.com/mheiligenstein

According to Heiligenstein, Williamson County’s transportation systems have changed over the past fifteen years. He said that these developments should take place to cope up with the transportation needs of the county. Ficklin spoke about the role of building codes, and land uses in the transportation sector.

He urged policymakers to make the regulations flexible for development purposes. He also encouraged them to build more parking spaces and roads to cope up with the increase in vehicles purchased by Austin residents.

As an executive officer of ArgoDesign, Jared Ficklin suggested that the parking garages of the future would be five feet in length. He also suggested that these garages would have several sections and a charging station on each section.

He wanted the policymakers of Austin, Texas to review the city’s building codes for them to allow different designs for parking garages.

Mike Heiligenstein’s Career Background

Heiligenstein is known for his directorial role in the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA). He has also spent most of his career in conceptualizing infrastructure developments for Central Texas.

As an independent government agency, CTRMA began its operations in 2002 with the aim of developing a modern transportation network for Central Texas. Heiligenstein joined the agency after being elected by the board of directors.

As a dedicated government official, Heiligenstein has worked for Williamson County for the last 23 years. He has been instrumental in expanding transport and wastewater networks in the County. He once served as the chairperson of the Clean Air Force of Texas and a member of Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council.

After joining CTRMA’s executive team, Mike Heiligenstein initiated a program that seeks to generate $136.5 million for the agency by 2020. The program also seeks to increase CTRMA’s assets to $4 billion by 2020.