Posts By soclubs

The Career of Nathaniel Ru

Every student at Georgetown has heard of Sweetgreen, weather it be for a quick lunch between class, a post-workout snack or even as a “Destination D.C.” during a particularly unadventurous New Student Orientation. However, as of six years ago, the only Hoyas that knew about Sweetgreen were founders Jonathan Neman, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet. By the beginning of senior year, these three had discussed the limited options of affordable and healthy food within Georgetown. Shortly after they began discussing their plans, they had laid out a vision and had developed their business plan. However, there was barely any prior experience amongst the three. And while all of their parents had been successful entrepreneurs, the three didn’t know what it took in order to build a business , and knew even less about working in the food industry. The lack of experience would later turn out to be the key for Sweetgreen’s success as it would provide an opportunity, allowing every problem to be approached with a fresh set of eyes according to Jammet. Sweetgreen was originally located on M Street, and ended up being just 500 square feet, as well as limited resources that only pushed the group to be creative and determining what it was that they could not do without, this being a commitment to quality and sustainability ingredients.  In 2010, the Sweetgreens in Schools program was launched, which seeked to help educate children about healthy living and nutrition through a variety of workshops and hands-on activities. When the second location of Sweetgreen began to fail, the founders decided to begin incorporating music, and this beginning the idea of Sweetlife, which would be a food and music festival. Currently, since starting up their business in Georgetown 13 years ago, the amount of healthy dining options on campus have improved.

 

While he was a senior at Georgetown, along with friends, Nathaniel Ru developed an eco-friendly frozen yogurt and salad eatery. After Ru graduated in 2007, it was only three months before sweetgreen was opened. In it’s first year, Sweetgreens grossed over 1 million dollars. Sweetgreens has recieved numerous press releases, such as USA Today, The Washington Post, Forbes, Food & Wine, Washingtonion, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS and others.

 

 

WEN Cleansing Conditioners Is A Great Hair Solution For Women

WEN cleansing conditioners have been around for near ten years, and over that period of time has helped many women transform their hair for the better. As many women know, there are tons of products out there that make a lot of promises they are never able to deliver on. This is frustrating to experience, especially with the high cost of many products out there. Emily McClure did a review on the WEN hair care line from Chaz Dean herself in order to put its promises to the test. Emily is a writer for Bustle Magazine and a hair stylist herself.

She tried out the product for a week to see if it would work on her hair, which she was skeptical because she has always had difficult dealing with her very fine hair. But, to her surprise, WEN started to show off its power within a couple days of use. She noticed the effects it was having and documented it with photos showing the before and after. Once she completed her test, she published her review of the product and happily revealed her overall positive conclusion. Chaz Dean’s cleansing conditioner is capable of working on all types of hair because of the special 5 in 1 formula he used to create it, which took a lot of trial and error.

For the different needs of women, there are different types of WEN conditioners. Emily herself used the Fig version of the product. Each bottle of WEN comes at the low cost of $40, because Chaz Dean wanted women to be able to experience beautiful and healthy hair without needed to spend tons of money at a salon for their products. Wen products are Sephora available and can also be purchased online at Guthy-Renker.com.

Follow Wen: https://twitter.com/wenhaircare

SweetGreen is Bringing Sweet Profits for Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel Ru has cooked up a great idea that could become a real game changer for anyone that is trying to eat healthier. His idea for a healthy restaurant like SweetGreen is getting the attention of venture capitalists, and this is music to the ears of people that are looking forward to more of these restaurant locations.

 

 Nathaniel Ru has partners that are helping him build a presence in the industry. He knows the direction that he wants to go in, but having funds from venture capitalists is the most essential part of the equation. Without this he would not have the ability to move in the way that he would like to.

What Nathaniel Ru has managed to do is create a company that is about much more than just the same old salad. This is really what all of the buzz is about. If SweetGreen was just another company that was trying to push salads to the mainstream it would not be the $98 million dollar venture capitalist success that it has become. SweetGreen has managed to become successful because there are things like warm bowls. The menu is also different according to the area that you are in. People in Philadelphia are going to get a different menu than the people that are in Los Angeles.

 

The thing that has impressed customers is the way that this company has managed to take interest in the fresh foods. Farmers are playing an important part in the menu at these restaurants. These are foods that have a nutritious value and lower calories. It is the winning combination that many other restaurants lack. That is why people have taken interest in what this company is doing. It is proving to be more than a company that states that it is different on paper. This company is proving that there can be alternatives to fast food. Nathaniel Ru has proved that he is able to make a difference in the lives of people that are trying to find better ways to improve their health.

 

SweetGreen has the potential to become a healthy food restaurant leader. This is the direction that Nathaniel Ru is heading in.

 

HRF Founder Thor Halvorssen, Tyranny and a Classical Liberal

In Norse the meaning of the name Thor is: God of thunder. When you talk with the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) founder, you will quickly determine that Thor Halvorssen is one who will never back down or stay silent.

Thirty-nine-year old Thor Halvorssen recently spoke with the WeeklyStandard.com about his job, background, tyrants and political status.

He loves his job and the foundation he established with a headquarters in New York City in 2005. He was raised on activism involving human rights with two parents who weren’t afraid to speak out for the common good. His father was Venezuela’s drug czar at the time, who uncovered and exposed government corruption. His father was repeatedly tortured in prison, and his mother received a bullet during her participation in an anti-Hugo Chavez demonstration. Currently, Thor Halvorssen’s first cousin remains jailed in Venezuela as a political prisoner.

He suggests that people who stand up to tyranny and dictatorships, like the defectors and dissidents, are his heroes.

Thor Halvorssen won’t keep his mouth shut and is unafraid to go where few dare, most notable to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City in 2010. He and a cameraman had traveled there to capture and record an interview with the patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam.

The pair sneaked into the monastery, obtained the interview and were on their way out when Vietnamese authorities discovered their presence. The cameraman was able to slip out a side door with the video card carefully hidden, but Thor Halvorssen was taken into custody and beaten black and blue. Vietnamese authorities finally released him, after he convinced them he was merely a Buddhist seeker.

People have tried to slap political labels on Thor Halvorssen, mostly as a conservative republican, but that’s not him.

Thor Halvorssen likens his political leanings to the famous John Stuart Mill tradition, as a “classical liberal.”

High-Quality Lip Balms that Condition and Soothe Your Lips

If you’re looking for great lip glosses that offer a hint of color while conditioning and softening the lips, there are lots of choices out there from top makeup brands. Here are a few lip gloss selections that will add the perfect finishing touch to your look.
Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind offers a tinge of color and conditioning ingredients that will keep your lips moisturized and shiny. Beauty experts even say that the product is a great compliment to your makeup look if you’re wearing a smoky eye.

Evolution of Smooth is another great lip treatment option to consider. Evolution of Smooth products are organic and made from real fruit ingredients to keep lips looking and feeling their best.

Lip balms from Evolution of Smooth also contain jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E to keep your lips from peeling and shield your lips from sunshine and harsh weather. Evolution of Smooth balms are available in Organic Smooth, Visibly Soft Smooth and Shimmer varieties, so you can wear the balms alone or under lipstick or lip gloss to make your lips look and feel great. Visit their website at evolutionofsmooth.com. Also visit their Facebook product gallery.

Check out their products here:

 

Richard Blair And His Advice On Temporary Renting

Insurance is a key factor to be considered when renting on Airbnb. Additionally, there are other considerations to be made prior to renting out part or the entire house. That is because for many people, offering their houses for rent seems like an easy and quick means of making money. A homeowner can get the money needed to pay for their house by hosting travelers temporarily. Yet, some recent events have shown that unexpected complications can happen.

The temporary renters can cause damage to the property, which is not covered by the homeowner insurance. As a result, unanticipated financial and legal issues may arise from the problems. Ultimately, addressing the problems may end up costing more money than what a homeowner made from hosting temporary guests. Therefore, there are some issues to consider prior to renting a house via Airbnb and similar organizations. The three major concerns include protection, insurance and risks.

The risks associated with renting n Airbnb vary. It all depends on the type of tenants a homeowner takes in. A homeowner is liable for any injury to the guest, damage to their property or the nearby properties. In addition, a property owner is responsible for illegal activities, theft, and lawsuits resulting from the conduct of the guests. For insurance coverage, many temporary rentals are not covered by insurance policies. For this reason, a homeowner is responsible for the paid guests’ expenses. Additionally, Airbnb and similar organizations provide secondary protection. That means it only arrives once a homeowner’s resources are exhausted.

Before renting on Airbnb, it is recommended that people seek for the guidance of insurance professionals. Additionally, the views of a wealth investment manager are essential. Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions is one of the professionals that can help a homeowner on the correct option. He can also provide the best advice for any situation.

About Richard Blair
Richard Blair is certified fund specialist and a registered investment advisor. He is the owner of Wealth Solutions, an Austin, Texas based investment advisory company. He established the firm with the objective of positively transforming the lives of families and small business owners. Richard Blair Wealth Solutions provide advisor services, information on funds, and financial planning to high net worth individuals. For over 22 years, Richard Blair has helped individuals and business owners to attain their investment objectives. That is through is expertise in integrated financial planning, estate tax and planning, asset protection, securities, employee benefits, and insurance.

David Osio and Davos Launch New App

David Osio, founder, executive director, and CEO of Davos Financial Group graduated from Catholic University Andres Bello in 1988. After about a decade, from 1996 to 1998, David Osio completed his specialization n Caracas at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies. He began his career as Director in the Legal Desk MGO in Venezuela Providing legal advice to clients such as Consolidated Bank and Ferro. He obtained a managerial position at Banco Latino International, a commercial banking institution, in Miami. In 1989 David Osio became vice president where he had responsibilities defining strategies. While working with the bank he increased the bank’s international portfolio.

 
Davos Financial Group works with banks worldwide to maintain brokering agreements and advice on risk analysis, asset allocation, reports consolidated investment, and much more.

 

Davos Real Estate Group(REG) announced a new mobile application they are launching Davos CAP Calculator in a statement to its customers. Over the last six months, the Executive Director of Davos REG(Gerard González), and the company Tecknolution have been working on the development and design of the new app. The app estimates the return on real estate investments that catch the client’s interest and allows the customer to estimate the gain of a property after considering the expenses associated with the property. It’s currently available on both Android and iPhone devices. With the app the price of rent and be estimated on property that suits the customer’s income best. You can also estimate the price to rent of property best suited to your projected income. There will also be a mortgage calculator included which allows clients to estimate their mortgage through projections by the funding period, bank, and associated rate of interest.

 

The Davos CAP Calculator is the first to come in a series of complementary apps released by DFG. Future apps with have the ability to identify properties with your mobile device. You will also be able to forward historical real estate reports to Davos agents through an interactive chat feature.

Read about David Osio in the news

Don Ressler Extends Online Retail Success to JustFab Brick-and-Mortar Store

The entrepreneurs who manage to really have an impact on any given market place are those who are not afraid to take chances while still understanding what their potential customers are looking for. It’s hard to think of a better example of this line of thinking than Don Ressler. He has been instrumental in helping to develop one of the most recognized online brands, JustFab. This company has changed the way that people shop for clothing and accessories online. In fact, it has helped to shape the way that people shop online in general. Now that this company has established itself as a premier online retail presence, Don Ressler and his business partner are now taking the company to a whole new level.

The company has now opened up a brick-and-mortar store. The new location in Los Angeles shows that the JustFab brand is able to branch out into new territory, and it looks to be a shoe-in for retail success in the offline shopping market place. Ressler has said that JustFab is now brand that is “omnichannel.”  Ressler says that this location will sell JustFab subscriptions, and that members will be able to score the best prices on all the merchandise the company has to offer.

Don Ressler has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to create new brands and online shopping experiences. He started off with his own startup, FitnessHeaven.com. This company was eventually purchased by a larger corporation. Ressler continued to forge forward and was involved with several other impressive startup companies over the next few years. Mr. Ressler worked diligently to make JustFab a success. He continues to do that to this day, as the launch of the new store location proves.

Don Ressler has said that succeeding as an entrepreneur is all about finding the right partners and building brands that are sustainable.  The physical JustFab store is relatively new, but if it follows in the footsteps of other successful projects Ressler has been behind then the sky is the limit for what the new brick-and-mortar stores will be capable of. See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#e8463767e63f

Venezuela’s Brightest Strategically Spreads his Capital Influence

In a globalized banking landscape, the intuitively intelligent of even isolationist countries have not only gained way into the world’s market, but have shown they can thrive among others. Given current trends, it is only natural that Venezuela, a stalwart of old world sentiment, enters the global league of financiers.

The country’s people must be proud as David Osio carves a new precedent into the world of corporate financing. Osio has bridged the gap, as he has major deals with worldwide banks in historical and relevant cities including New York, Panama, and Geneva. As an alumni of the prestigious Venezuelan institution of education, the Andres Bello Catholic University, his foundation is firmly rooted in one of South America’s finest schools.

David Osio’s modest roots take him back to the simple post-grad days of the Venezuelan coffee export business. However, Osio’s robust educational background in law and business, combined with the clout of a solid foundation, quickly propelled him to the top of his homeland’s ladder. Poised to succeed, after excelling while working for others, Osio understood that he needed to take his fate by the reins; consequently; the man would create what is now his country’s most powerful conglomerate, the Davos Financial Group. This personally invested group of independent companies focuses on various but specific financial advising areas, including ever important capital allocation tips. http://www.officialdavidosio.com/

While his work from 1989-1993 was not completely independent, it gave Osio the necessary knowledge and connections to succeed as he branched out to Miami. There, David Osio immersed himself in a plethora of raw American-Latino culture that is a wonderful presence in that area. Having practiced his adaptability for four years, he has sharpened his negotiation skills with key foreign entities, readily exercising his talents across the globe.

Truly unique individuals are hard to come by, and Osio’s is the perfect pinnacle of power and moderation. While he acts as a financial maverick, he does not forget to humble himself, and those around him. David Osio’s supports a number of charities including the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation and Fundana. Giving to those in need goes back to his solid foundation at a quality Catholic University.

Learn more:

https://www.visualcv.com/davidosio

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-osio#/entity

Bob Reina: The Man with the Heart of Gold

When you are a child, you are usually taught right from wrong. You are taught good from evil. When you become an adult, it is important to remember those lessons, use them, and incorporate them into your everyday life. You want to be an upstanding citizen and someone that people look to, respect, and hold a high opinion of. If there is someone out there right now that is gaining a lot of positive feedback for all he has done, it is Bob Reina of Talk Fusion. He is a man that has come into great wealth thanks to his product, which is an all-in-one video technology that allows you to stay connected in a variety of ways.

Beyond that, this is a man that truly cares and loves other people. If he can help out in any way, let me tell you, he is going to do it. Not only is he going to do it, he is going to do it the right way. He believes in the right way being the only way to do things. It is in his blood, it is the way he was raised, and it is the way he runs his company, each and every single day.

Bob talked in a recent article about the motivation to help others. Not a lot of people have that. They might talk a big game or say they want to help, but they do just that: talk. They don’t actually go out and make it happen. Bob makes things happen, like when he donated $1 million donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay or how he has helped orphans.

When Bob looks at himself in the mirror every morning and when his head hits the pillow at night, he knows he has done everything he can and then some. He wouldn’t be able to sleep if he knew he was just using all of this for himself. He knows there are many ways to help and he encourages others to help as well. The more people that are helping, the better the world will be in the long run.

Additional Links on Talk Fusion:

https://ideamensch.com/bob-reina/

Talk Fusion Review – Legit Company or Scam?

http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/video-conferencing-services/talk-fusion-in-brandon-fl-90033972