Jose Manuel Gonzalez is an agricultural businessman in Venezuela. He was the FEDECAMARAS president and currently he is the deputy to the National Assembly, Guarico State. He gave an opinion on his two experiences that were successive in Public Service from the angle of two areas that are dissimilar but complementary. It is his active entrepreneurship married to politics. Jose Manuel Gonzales gave an example of the agriculture sector where the country produces over 500,000 tons of rice and corn at 300,000 tons. The country does not have foreign exchange for their importation and hence leaves them in a “roller coaster” precarious type of supply where nothing is guaranteed. The assembly understands the plight of agriculture but it is the poor management that is letting the sector down.
This was as pointed out in a closed-door meeting where the coalition government was seen to be fragile and inadequate to deal with smuggling and inequities present in businesses available in the nation. Insecurity has also affected agriculture as there is rampant carjacking, kidnappings and criminal gangs that extort the farmers. The government will be forced to import food but it must first of all sort out the issue of lack of foreign exchange according to Jose Gonzalez.
Jose also pointed out that the only viable way to solve the issues affecting the country at the moment is via an agreement that will be national. He opined that it was the agreement ought to favor the country and consider the responsibility it has to the future generations. He added that the parliament was the ideal platform to enact this agreement in order to steer the country away from the current crisis to proper governance. This will pave the way for peace and with it the economic growth.
About Jose Manuel Gonzalez
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is the former president of FEDECAMARAS from 2007 to 2009 and FEDENAGA (National Federation of Ranchers of Venezuela). He is a Venezuelan businessman who was born in Las Mercedes del Llano town and a descendant of Martin Tovar y Tovar, a painter. He is an Agricultural engineer by profession as he holds a degree from the Central University of Venezuela.
After his stint as the President of FEDECAMARAS came to an end in 2009, he was then elected to the post of the deputy of the National Assembly by the Guarico State. He aspires to go a bigger office in the next elections in order to serve the residents of his home state. He is a governor candidate currently of his home state.
Mike Baur, a man of dreams and success in the business world, is originally from Switzerland. Mr. Baur, still has many ties to the Fribourg area, which he still calls home. As a teenager, Mike Baur always knew that he wanted to be involved in the business world. At a young age, he was already interested in finances and banking. Mike has twenty years dedicated to Swiss Private banking. Over the years, his hard work and dedication paid off. He was soon named executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank. Mike also has a college education with a MBA from the University of New York.
In 2014, Mike Baur decided to venture into the business world. With the help of his banking experience, he created and founded, the Swiss Startup Factory. His entrepreneurship skills began to grown with the Swiss Startup Factory, marking it as the number one independent and privately financed ICT in Switzerland. The purpose of SSUF is to support young entrepreneurs specializing in digital technologies. The SSUF has just issued a start up accelerator program, which runs for three months. The purpose of the start up accelerator program is to provide services, coaching, and office space, as well as an network to achieve goals through the business.
The SSUF program and business has been growing and Mike has been helping through each step of the process. In January of 2016, Mr. Baur will be extending his business to CTI Invest. CTI Invest and the Swiss Startup Factory will work together in order to further develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem. The two organizations will be cooperating in different fields, but yet will be collaborating together. The CTI Invest and the SSUF have already launched a website with Podcasts and Videos of Swiss Startups.
Among working with new companies, Mike also has added a trusted source to his business. Michael Hartweg, is an established investor in technology, finances and in sports. Michael Hartweg is also the co-founder of the company called Fintech Leonteg, which has now been entered into the SSUF. Michael has been an asset and dedicated businessman to the company. His main goal is to support the SSUF in the evaluation of startup, especially from his own personal area of Fintech. According to Mike Baur, he has stated, “Through our partnership with Michael Hartweg we want to strengthen the innovative power and expertise of Switzerland in the field Fintech further. Switzerland is to the leading center for digitization in the financial sector.”
It was clear from the start that Adam Goldenberg possessed that special something that destines certain people to achieve great success. Funding his very first venture, using money he received from his Bar Mitzvah, 13 year old Adam took a risk on himself and with that seed money he created an on-line bulletin board service, sending him on his way to becoming one of the great entrepreneurs of his time. That was in 1994.
Adam Goldenberg’s first encounter with success fed his entrepreneurial spirit and in just a few years his bulletin board service was transformed in to a much more lucrative gaming site which was quick to capture the attention of another entrepreneur, the internet savvy Bret Brewer. Shocked to learn he was dealing with such a young but very talented individual, Mr. Brewer purchased Adam’s gaming site and brought him along with the acquisition. By the age of 19 Adam Goldenberg was serving as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Intermix, making him the youngest COO of a publicly traded company at the time.
At Intermix an unintentional partnership was formed between Adam Goldenberg and co-worker Don Ressler. There was a chemistry between these two great minds that later drove them away from the security of Intermix to co-found their own company. Brand Ideas was the name of their new venture together and due to the drive of two like-minded entrepreneurs, Brand Ideas was quick to find success. Eventually Brand Ideas evolved into a company now known as “Intelligent Beauty”.
Still guided by the same team of two entrepreneurs, Intelligent Beauty has been successful in inspiring a number of prosperous ventures but it was in 2010 that genius struck again with the creation of JustFab on Wikipedia. A subscription based ecommerce fashion retail site that was immensely successful and drew a great deal of attention from an array of investors eager to inject money into the company. As a subscription based retail site one of the measure of success is membership which topped 6 million in less than two years. See: http://www.racked.com/2016/2/15/10995348/fabletics-stores-kate-hudson
“Be passionate about what you do, have a great product and, maybe most important, surround yourself with a phenomenal team” – These are the words of Adam Goldenberg and by not only believing in his words but actually living by them, they have guided him down a very rewarding and lucrative path.
NutriMost is suing a competing company called Healthy Living for stealing one of its promotional videos. The video was formally on the NutriMost website, but was allegedly stolen and placed on cantlosediet.com, which is the site belonging to Healthy Living.
Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video
While the video was kept mostly intact when placed on Healthy Living’s website, including testimonials for NutriMost, the video replaced mention of Nutrimost with Can’t Lose Diet references.
According to court papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court, Healthy Living didn’t remove the video after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from NutriMost. Instead of removing the video, they simply replaced it with a shorter version.
NutriMost is seeking a court order that will force Healthy Living to pay $300,000 and keep them from posting the video again. NutriMost is demanding that amount due to the theft, but also the loss of their reputation.
The Nutrimost program involves eating organically, which keeps harmful chemicals from entering the body. They recommend finding options in the local grocery store that are grown with approved substances.
Much of the program is about learning to understand a person’s body. When dieting, prepackaged meals or shakes can be detrimental to a body that doesn’t react well to them. With NutriMost, the person is learning the right types of foods and includes a scan to find out what foods are best for weight loss.
While the program advocates more vegetables, it also helps the person understand what kinds of fruits and vegetables contain good sugars. Once a person understands their body as well as the right sugars and the right foods, NutriMost claims they will lose up to 40 pounds in 40 days.
Makari is a skin care, hair care and cosmetic company that is based in Switzerland where the products are manufactured. Its higher end beauty products are geared to women of color. A great deal of their products contain highly nourishing and natural ingredients such as argan oil, vitamins and carrot extract.
Makari has several products that lighten darker skin tones such as exfoliating scrubs, skin toners and moisturizing day and night creams. Customers who wish to lighten skin will find a variety of products that they will find effective without harsh bleaches or chemicals. In addition to catering to lightening skin tones, Makari has a full line of cosmetics to bring out and enhance African American facial features. Lipsticks, foundation and eye shadows and liners are just some of the beauty products featured available in a variety of tones and shades to match any darker complexion.
Additionally, Makari has skin care products that not only indulge darker tones, but enhance moisturization. Lightening skin creams and evening out skin tones is a major feature of Makari’s products. However, many products are available to simply enhance, tone and firm the skin like other cosmetic products. Makari specializes in darker complexions because no other high end beauty products in existence address dark skin with such an array of high quality products. These products are developed and manufactured with high quality standards. Ingredients straight from nature are purified and included in all skincare, makeup, and hair care products they sell.
Newer products now include exfoliating bar soap, extreme carrot and argan lotions and creams and skincare sets. Sets include toners and moisturizers to meet the needs of dry or blemish prone skin. Several products are available to lighten dark tones and reduce brown spots that age skin. Finally, there is pampering and enriching skin care and lightening products exclusively for you, the beautiful dark beauties of the world.
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