If one was to lookup some of the most influential movers and shakers in America it would almost assuredly be a list that included Eric Pulier. He has worked in many different venues throughout his career to bring a change for the positive to all of those involved. From working with politicians to redefining the way businesses are run. Even getting involved in philanthropic work. He has truly devoted himself to the causes that he believes in Championing.
He has a long and varied history of success and philanthropic work throughout his career. He has helped to make people’s lives better for the disabled and handicapped; helped the underprivileged attain the help they needed when it came to putting them on a more even playing field related to accessing computers. He also has engaged in many other philanthropic work throughout his life. But while that is a noble quest one also cannot ignore the success that he has also had in the private market.
Starting with success early in life Pulier worked hard, becoming the founder of his first company in 1994 which was called Digital Evolution. Which he has since gone on to become the founder / co-founder of many other businesses throughout the years. One of his most prolific businesses has been Akana which was founded in 2001. It has continued to prosper and do well by current standards. Pulier has continued to strive and work hard throughout his career, but often times people don’t know that he had worked just as hard during his more formative years.
After graduating from high school in 1984 he decided to pursue an education at Harvard University. While attending Harvard he authored a weekly newsletter titled the PulierLeg for a publication on campus called the Harvard Crimson Weekly. He also served as an editor for this publication. Finally he went on to graduate from Harvard in 1988 with the honors of Magna Cum Laude. He did not jump straight away into entrepreneurship, but instead waited a few years after being out of university and joined the workforce.
We all want wants best for our furry friends but no one likes to pay full retail price on anything. That’s why it’s important to know where to go to save on dog food. Sadly not all of us get coupons in our Sunday papers anymore which makes finding these coupons more of a chore.
A great place to start online is at the manufacturer’s website. You can save three dollars just by visiting the Beneful website. This will sign you up for a mailing list where you can receive coupons directly from Beneful.
Other great places online include coupon sites. Coupons.com and CouponSherpa.com have pages created where you can view the current Beneful coupons and compare them to coupons of other manufacturers. In doing so you see just how much you are saving. These sites will also show you offers so that you can save even more on your shopping trips. Using these sites can save you a lot of time searching through the Sunday coupons (if you still get them).
These coupons can be printed or downloaded.
is a great resource for keeping up to date on the best coupons for your pet. They will list this month’s coupons as well as prior months coupons available to you. These websites are pet specific.
Short of printing off coupons to take to your store you can go directly to your local stores’ website to find the current coupons running in your area. Ideally, you can use these coupons coupled with in-store sales. You can find your national brand coupons like Target and Walmart on their company websites.
Fabletics is one of the popular new companies that sell women sportswear and accessories. They are giving Amazon a run for their money with their e-commerce business. Once you become a member of the company, you get to choose your own style. Fabletics was founded in July 2013; the owners are Adam Goldenberg, Don Ressler, and Kate Hudson. Kate Hudson is an American actress. She inspire women to live a healthy lifestyle. In four years Fabletics has opened 18 retail stores. Their members receive up to 50 percent discounts.
Fabletics membership is free; at the beginning of the month they receive an email that show the latest looks and they have 5 days to decide to shop or skip. Members then decide if they want to buy the product or not; if they buy or not they get a store credit.
Kate’s 5 tips for success on the athleisure (casual clothing for the gym and around town) brand
Identify marketing opportunities – They started a VIP membership and designed active wear for all sizes
Stay hands on – Know what is selling and what isn’t. Be creative
Rely on big data to make better decisions – As a member you have to first take a quick quiz. This helps Fabletics determine the price and what the customer wants.
Get inspired – Who ever your role model is.
Believe in yourself and take risks.
Fabletics have turned browsing into a positive. When customers go into Fabletics retail stores; they are already members or become members. When the customer go online the clothes that they tried on will be in their shopping cart. There store consist mostly of the online data, because of the quick quiz the customers have taken. Fabletics growth rate is 35% year over year. Because of their brand, price, and consumer awareness.
In order to be a member of Fabletics and get the most out of the retail store. You must complete the quick quiz. By doing this you will get clothing that are for you personally; it is like having your own personal tailor. Imagine have a store that caters to any size, style, and having good quality. I think Fabletics will be around for years!
The digital revolution sweeping across the globe has revolutionized the business world. An increasing number of clients are opting for online transactions including order placement and communication with business entities. When the products are as unique as those sold by Honey Birdette, geographical distance rarely pose a challenge for any business entity to break and expand into new markets. The Australian lingerie specialist is increasing its brand presence in the American market by opening a new website dedicated to e-commerce. The move comes on the backdrop of exponential growth in sales in the U.S market. Within 12 months, the company’s sales in the region grew by a staggering 374%. To further cement its presence in the U.S lingerie market, Honey Birdette aims at enhancing customer experience by improving deliveries and expanding its product range through the newly launched website. Plans for retail shops in the U.S are also underway.
The move is part of the company’s efforts to expand its operations overseas. By the 2018, the company plans to expand its current number of retail shops in the United Kingdom from three to 40. This will mark a rapid expansion considering Honey Birdette only unveiled its brand in the United Kingdom with a single retail shop. The company targets new areas such as Liverpool and Newcastle, among others. The new expansion initiatives will add to the 55 stores in Australia while new projects are also lined up for the rest of Europe.
Founded in 2006 by Eloise Monaghan, who also acts as the company’s creative director, Honey Birdette is a boutique that specializes in exquisite, sensual and luxurious bedroom accessories for ladies. They stock a wide range of products including lingerie, scented candles, potent perfumes, kickers and other assorted exquisite bedroom toys. They also manage several boutiques where their clients can step in for a blissfully time. Their products are aimed empowering and entertaining women.
Established in 2007 Avaaz encourages global activism through petitions, demonstrations and helping independent press in war-torn countries around the world. Focusing on issues such as climate change, animal and human rights, poverty, corruption and conflict, Avaaz is a civic organization based in the United States. Avaaz was co-founded by Res Publica and MoveOn.org and is currently being managed by president and executive director Ricken Patel.
The civic organization of Avaaz unites practical idealists around the world through supporting progressive causes. In 2011 Avaaz supported the no-fly zone over Libya resulting in military intervention being brought into the country. Avaaz supported protests efforts in Iran during the presidential election of 2009 by setting up internet proxy servers giving protesters the ability to upload videos to public websites. Since November 2016, Avaaz has actively campaigned for no-fly zones over Syria and especially Aleppo, a site of civil unrest.
According to The Guardian Avaaz does not receive donations from foundations or corporations. Although Avaaz doesn’t accept donations over $5,000, the civic organization has raised over $20 million. To promote global activism Avaaz manages teams of campaigners in 194 countries. Team campaign members communicate primarily by email where campaign suggestions are submitted by Avaaz members. If a campaign suggestion has an opportunity to be successful, the campaign idea is polled by 10,000 Avaaz members. Once the polled campaign suggestion generates adequate response, the campaign idea is emailed to all Avaaz members around the world. The Avaaz staff poll and test campaign ideas weekly to promote awareness and progressive change.
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Thor Halvorssen is someone who is turning out to be a force to reckon with when it comes to human rights. For one thing, anyone that is tyrannical and involved in the violation of human rights is going to experience bad news from the Human Rights Foundation. Thor is very intense and persuasive when it comes to the fight for human rights. He has a lot of people involved in making sure that the world is closer to a more humane world. The goal is to bring the dictatorship countries into a more free status for people that are living there.
Thor Halvorssen is not only someone who takes the time to speak on the issues of human rights violations in other countries, but he also takes the time to experience some of the work in the field. He has gone to different countries and has faced some opposition. He is also someone who talks to celebrities. He himself has gotten the help of Christian Bale of the Batman movies from Chris Nolan. Christian Bale himself believes that human rights is something that everyone should be able to experience. He is one of the people that are working towards uprooting the bad influences of the country and bringing forth a greater world for people who have never got to experience it and the generations to come.
Thor is also getting the help of plenty of other people who are interested in human rights. One of the reasons that he is so effective in his campaigns is that his family was involved in the fight for human rights. Therefore, he is only the latest in the generation of human rights activists. For one thing, the fight for human rights is a long fight. Therefore, it is important to have people who not only have the knowledge, but the passion for fighting.
Many people have different viewpoints on Betsy Devos. She is seen as a reformer in education, and she plans to do what she can to take back education and restore it to the former glory it once experiences. She so far has done much philanthropy to see this goal begin, and she is noted for being a woman who will get any job done.
Building from Voucher Programs
Devos believes in voucher programs for privatized education. She has spotted many statistics in her defence of these programs in various states. According to Philanthropy Roundtable, “Today there are about 250,000 students in 33 publicly funded, private-choice programs in 17 states and the District of Columbia.” These private-choice programs are abundant in certain states, and it all traces back to one man’s idea. Milton Friedman, who wrote The Role of Government in Education, believed that these voucher schools would be the panicle of education. His thoughts and theories are what have driven Devos in her reform for education. Even though it has been a few decades since Friedman’s theories were published, they are alive and well in the philanthropy of Devos.
Starting with One
Devos started her career as a chairwoman from taking care of one school. When she was reading school-age children with her husband, she invested a lot of time into the Potter’s House Christian School. It has been serving Grand Rapids for more than 30 years. They met and worked with parents who wanted to do everything in their power to make sure the school improved for the sake of its students. They kept helping long afterwards, turning this school into a success. They provided many of the resources to see to it that the low-income families in the area could take advantage of this school’s offerings.
Devos has been an active chairperson for many groups over the years. She worked for The Windquest Group, which is a Michigan-based investment and management firm. They look at a diverse consumer service and product portfolio. She has also been active in politics for the last 35 years, too. She was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican party four different times, and she has served in other leadership roles and campaigns, too. Furthermore, she is the former chair of the American Federation for Children, and she was also once the chair of The Philanthropy Roundtable.
Betsy Devos has become well-known for her beliefs in education reform. She has a long list of chair positions on her resume, too. She has been involved with helping schools for many years. Therefore, it is no wonder that she became the Secretary of Education.
Rona Borre is the founder and CEO of Instant Alliance, a leading staffing and recruiting company in Chicago. Borre started the company from a spare bedroom in her Chicago condo with only her dog Henry as her company. Today, her firm is one of the fastest-growing companies of this kind in the United States.
Borre is a great public relations expert, and she is asked to speak at various conferences and workshops, which she doesn’t hesitate to accept if time permits. Not only are these speaking engagements good for her business, they are also good for Chicago and American business too, check builtinchicago.org, for more read.
Borre likes to point out that she is the head of a “woman owned business” which is true. This is certainly an inspiration to all of those young girls who have aspirations of success in business, it also points out that her business is succeeding at a more rapid pace than most male-owned businesses in her field.
Rona Borre brings people who think like she does aboard to become account executives for Instant Alliance and they do very well. Her way of thinking produces results, and isn’t that what a successful business does, get results?
On March 8, 2017, it was announced that Securus Technologies customer service department won an illustrious award given out by the Stevie Awards. The award, Gold Stevie Award in the Best Customer Service Training Department, recognized the company’s commitment to providing excellent customer service to their customers through continuously improving their training and knowledge.
The Stevie Awards is a global organization that recognizes the best in customer service, business development, sales professionals, and contact centers. The awards were given out at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance were 650 executive officers from around the globe.
Securus Technologies received tough competition to win this award as there are over 2,300 nominations from every size of company and in every industry. The finalists for each category were selected by 77 professionals who acted as independent judges. for the category of customer service, there were 61 criteria that they judged on. After the finalists were selected 75 judges determined the winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.
The Senior Vide President of Operations, Danny De Hoyos, stated at the awards banquet that it was an honor to be recognized for the award by independent experts. He went on to say that the training teams worked hard to improve the experience of customers calling in. The customers that they work with are the friends and family of inmates that are incarcerated in correctional facilities across the United State and Canada. Danny De Hoyos said that an emphasis of the training was on the customer service representative showing empathy for their customers helping them through a stressful time.
Among the judges comments was one saying that Securus Technologies provides good service for this who need it. Another commented that the company had a strong improvement in dealing with tough situations.
Desiree Perez has become one of the most interesting consultants for the music streaming industry. With Tidal she has proven that she may be one of the best strategic planners around. She has been able to help this company grow in a major way, and there are a lot of music streaming fans that are going to love what they are seeing with this company.
Tidal is the type of company that has managed to gain a following because it had a lot of celebrity appeal. In the very beginning there were people like Usher Raymond, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Kanye West and Coldplay that were involved with this music streaming service. After the smoke cleared it became evident then Jay-Z would be the leader that would have to take this company to a new place. He was the owner of Tidal.com and it was his job to make sure that this business would thrive.
Tidal is the type of music streaming service that is known largely as a leader for exclusive content. Anyone that is trying to get access to exclusive content need look no further than Tidal. This company has proven that it has the ability to give people access to what they cannot get anywhere else.
Jay-Z has done a great job with connecting with Desiree Perez because she had the plan that would give Tidal exactly what it need to become an organization that people would cherish. It is evident that this is the type of company that is able to build a huge customer base. People listen to this high fidelity sound and they appreciate this superior sounding audio.