Monthly Archives: January 2018

Betsy DeVos Fights the Good Fight

Betsy DeVos is well-known for her philanthropy (, Christian devotion and concern for children. Her advocacy brought her into the world of politics, first in Michigan and now at the national level. For many career politicians, she seemed like an unusual choice for Secretary of Education. But since her appointment, she has shown herself to be a real fighter. DeVos is making real progress, even in the face of sizeable obstacles.

DeVos has never shied away from conflict when principle is at stake. DeVos has been shocked by the deterioration in public schools over the past several decades. As a mother and a Christian, she believes that children deserve more. Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick, have used their fortune to advocate for change in the crumbling Michigan schools for years. It’s a personal quest on their part, because they remember the system before it started to deteriorate. They believe today’s kids deserve the same opportunities they had.

They became advocates for vouchers, and eventually opened their school. Under their watch, children didn’t just learn to take standardized tests. They developed leadership and problem-solving skills. They developed good character. When she saw these results, Betsy DeVos became even more committed to the cause. When President Trump called, she was easily able to show him that she’s the right person for the job.

When DeVos transitioned to the national level, people weren’t sure what to expect from her. Initially they discounted her, because of her politeness and pleasant demeanor. They had no idea that she was a born politician. In Michigan, people learned to fear her because she had such resolve. In a fight, DeVos gives everything she has. That’s not limited to her family’s money. She has a fine mind and a gift for strategy, too.

Betsy DeVos was appointed by Donald Trump not because of her wealth or connections. It’s because she gets things done. DeVos does not shy away from confrontation. For example, though she is not a supporter of unions, DeVos reached out to teachers’ union leaders early on. Although some have snubbed her, others have agreed to accompany her as she tours public schools.

The education establishment is finding that it’s best to work with Betsy DeVos, not against her. She is not bothered by media criticism or comedians making jokes at her expense. DeVos knows she has a job to do. She knows she has the tools to get it done, and she’s not afraid of anything.

Category: Uncategorized

Why US Money Reserve Recommends Getting Their New eBook Along With A Gold Offer

US Money Reserve is one of the most recognized names in the precious metals industry making worldwide sales of gold, silver and platinum bullion. This last year they released an eBook titled “The War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money” which went into detail about how new threats loom every day against people’s money from cyberattacks on bank accounts, to trade wars that could destabilize national currencies and so many other things that you need to be ready for in this day and age. The book also explains why gold is the best investment you can make to protect your money against these threats.


US Money Reserve has been doing business since 2001 and has earned the trust of their customers for delivering quality products and for giving them information they might never have known before. Their precious metal products come in varieties from smaller value coins if you only plan to buy a little at a time, to larger denominations and gold and silver bricks that you can store if you’re planning to go all in on gold purchases. When is the best time to buy gold? Many experts say that the US national debt is growing so large that it’s only a matter of time before the dollar may crash, and at that point it’s wise to have a physical asset that can be used as legal tender. Gold and silver provide that asset and US Money Reserve can help you learn about the kind of bullion that’s right for you.


What sets US Money Reserve apart from other precious metal distributors is they’re the only privately-owned company to have a former US Mint Director employed there. That former US Mint Director is Philip N. Diehl who won accolades from all kinds of business media for turning the Mint into one of the best functioning agencies of its time. Diehl helped bring back the commemorative coin production and also helped start a website for the Mint that helped boost sales and bring in $2.7 billion in revenue and returns to taxpayers. Diehl joined US Money Reserve at the end of its tenure because he found their values to be aligned with what he wanted the precious metals industry to become. Diehl has been featured on financial TV networks including CNBC and also was a speaker at the 2016 Gold Summit, a nationally televised event at the Ronald Reagan Library.

Category: Finance

Fabletics Continues to Shine as More Brick and Mortar Stores Arrive

It is obvious that people are starting to take more interest in the clothing industry and the way that it has evolved. Various consumers are shopping online and getting everything that they need without getting out into the crowds in stores. Some people do not want to face long lines. Others may be too busy to actually go out. This is why an online athletic clothing store like Fabletics was able to thrive with an online crowd.


Fabletics became the company that people were aware of because it was connected to celebrity Kate Hudson. Eventually the brand would become an apparel line that would be able to stand even without the recognition of Kate Hudson because it became known for affordable and comfortable clothes. This is what Kate Hudson wanted for this brand. She wanted a company that would be able to thrive even if her celebrity name was not attached to it. In order to do this she knew that she would have to go against the comfort zone that she was in with the e-commerce site that she created along with co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler.


When people look at big cyber stores like Amazon there does not seem to be a whole lot of logic in opening physical stores. This is, however, unless you are an entrepreneur that is selling athletic clothing. For Kate Hudson she knew that competing against a big cyber store like Amazon was going to be rough. She also realized that the only way that she could truly compete successfully is by going beyond what Amazon was able to do.


Kate made plans to open up as many as 100 stores for the Fabletics brand in the next three to five years. No one is going to see Amazon with a clothing store within this time period. Amazon sells a ton of different things so it really is not economically feasible for the founder Jeff Bezos to engage in a full on Amazon clothing store. Besides, most of the clothes that are sold through Amazon are sold through third-party vendors.


What Hudson has recognized over time is that people that are fans of the Fabletics brand are the ones that are excited about the look of these clothes. Many women also want to know about the feel of these clothes. Many of these women want to try clothes on before they buy.

Category: Fashion

Shiraz Boghani

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Shiraz Boghani is a man who knows all about providing service and reaping the rewards of his efforts. His travels take him from as far as Kenya is to the United Kingdom. Along the way, there are times of hard work, smart business moves and also of riches gathered in the name of progress and innovation.

In the end, Shiraz ends up as Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group which is kind of a big deal on its own.

But on top of this accomplishment he is also awarded Hotelier of the Year in the Asian Business Awards for 2016. This is a recognition of his sharp business mind, dedicated commitment and groundbreaking progress, not just for the field he works in but for his community as well. As a matter of fact, he has more than three decades worth of experience in the hotel industry. Shiraz Boghani oversees 19 different locations and he is credited with bringing such innovative concepts as limited hotels to the United Kingdom.

There are many names for some of the crown jewels and his long line of accomplishments. One of his biggest accomplishments just happens to be the Hilton London Bankside.

But, this businessman is just not all about his money or legacy. He is also focused on helping others and answers to a higher power himself as a leader of men within his business organizations. That is a precisely why he donates generously to the Aga Khan Foundation which does everything it can for those in need in the United Kingdom. But he also donates to the Aga Khan Development Network which does all that it can for those in need across the globe.

And, it’s not surprising that Shiraz understands the value or teamwork. That is why he praises the support and guidance that he gets from the Splendid family organization which is where he gets his support and guidance from. However Shiraz is not just all about hospitality and providing service for people who are feeling just fine.

He also has a genuine concern for helping those who are in need of medical care as well. That is why he is a joint partner in Sussex Health Care, a group of highly trained and caring medical professionals who help others every day of the year.

As if that was not enough to make him a good person, he also donates his time and energy to charitable organizations as a hands-on contributor. This means that he’s not just a believer in check book charity. He actually rolls up his sleeves and gets his hands sweaty while helping others.

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Category: Entrepreneur, Hotelier