Up-Close with Bernardo Chua and How He’s Taking Organo Gold to Greater Heights

Bernardo Chua is undeniably a shrewd entrepreneur with a stellar reputation in the business world. As a prominent expert in the sales industry, Bernardo has harnessed his efforts into developing excellent brands of coffee and tea worldwide. Much closer to home, he is credited with introducing the Ganoderma crop to various customers both locally and beyond. Growing up in the Philippines, he became aware of polymore mushrooms and their distinguishing effect in developing coffee and tea. Bernardo capitalized on this incredible opportunity and became the pioneer in marketing the ganoderma herb and coffee in foreign markets. View Bernardo Chua’s full profile at LinkedIn

What Companies Has Bernardo Chua Created?

The astute businessman deemed it necessary to create a company that would elevate the Ganoderma herb. As the Founder and CEO of Organo Gold, Bernardo embarked on a mission to market his popular coffee and tea brands especially in the backdrop of immense success in the Asian markets. The Canada-based company boasts of over a million distributors worldwide and is currently considered to be the 55th largest direct selling enterprise globally.

The company’s subsidiary- Gano Excel has also been making a remarkable name for itself by offering high-quality coffee that doesn’t compromise on quality. Since its inception in 1995, Gano Excel strives to operate under an essential vision: “Provide health and wealth to every family.”

Bernardo’s Business Model and His Role in the Community

Bernardo Chua strives on a direct selling business model that has provided infinite returns. Such success can be attributed to relentless pursuit for education not only to develop high-quality brands but also stay ahead of the competition. By complying with strict guidelines for products and businesses, Bernardo has managed to win over millions of consumers while ensuring added peace of mind.

What Media Outlets Have Featured Bernardo Chua?

The highly ambitious businessman has been recognized by various media outlets courtesy of his expertise. His efforts have earned him accolades such as the Dangal Bayan Award for Enterprise and Industry in 2014. He has been feted by the National Shoppers Choice as the top direct selling enterprise in the food supplements section. More notable is the fact that Bernardo Chua has been honored on over five different occasions with the “Direct Sales Company of the Year” Accolade.

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GreenSky Credit Strengthens its Relationships with the Small Financial Creditors

There is nothing as frustrating as being subjected to tedious processes of loan application, especially when you need the fund for emergency purposes. This has happened to many people during their borrowing process, which in some instances have distracted the progress of the borrower’s projects. If this has ever happened to you or your friend, or even a relative, then your worries should cease immediately. This is because GreenSky Credit has invented a new online platform that connects the customers directly to their financial lenders, which enables their loans to get processed and approved within the platform and within a short period, their borrowed funds remitted into their banks. All this happens without the customers moving an inch. They only need to have a smartphone or a computer and some internet and all the processes done in the comfort of their houses.

GreenSky Credit has been in operation for more than a decade, and since its foundation, the organization has continued to show remarkable growth that can be attributed to many factors. The company, being a financial institution, does not offer credit facilities to individual customers. Instead, they support the lending institutions and other creditors in their operations by offering financial support to them, hence boosting their capacity to lend more to their borrowers and also to a larger number of customers. The most impressive bit about the new platform that GreenSky Credit has adopted is that customers of the individual lending firms do not need to visit the firms for them to access the credit. They have provided a utility that enables them to visit GreenSky Credit’s website, and all the required processes and approvals are done online.

The current CEO of the firm has also been a critical success factor for the firm. Through his proficiency in credit and debt management, David Zalik, who also owns more than half of GreenSky Credit, has managed to spearhead the company’s growth to the extent that it has been named one of the best lenders in the US. Zalik has also motivated his junior staff to establish strong relationships with the small financial lenders so that they can leverage on their customer base.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/how-greensky-billionaire-david-zalik-built-a-tech-empire-from-age-14.html

Dr. Mark McKenna: The Future of Cosmetics

There’s a certain level of flare that is expected when you visit a cosmetic surgeon. On TV many of the offices that are detected seem to display a very symbolic atmosphere where individuals receive the outpatient care that they need. Unfortunately, for many years this seemed to be a little bit of a fairytale. Dr. Mark McKenna took it upon himself to make this fairytale a reality when he opened OVME or “of me”. OVME is everything that people want out of a cosmetic surgeon’s office and more. He has created an environment where professionals can come together to see clients in a way that is more convenient for them. The issue is that before such an office existed the standard for the industry was that clients would still be seen in the office for such procedures. Dr. Mark McKenna found a way to make it possible for these clients to receive their procedures right there in the office with their doctors.

He has garnered so much success in this industry that an article “Dr. Mark Mckenna’s OVME Slays Cosmetic Service Boutique Game” has even been written to discuss the novelty of his proposed idea. Clients all over the country are voicing their opinions for something similar to the service. As his practice begins to grow in popularity it is possible that other businesses similar to the line of OVME will take root because of Dr. Mark McKenna.

When it comes to his work, he never stops pushing forward to find a new edge on the industry. When he created his niche boutique business for cosmetic procedures he had reached the pinnacle of the field, or so he thought. For Dr. Mark McKenna the pinnacle of the field now appears to be the utilization of applications within the process of patient care. He believes that these applications it may be a new way that clients can get into contact with their doctors or even consult with new doctors through an embedded video chat program. The application is still in development, but Dr. Mark McKenna believes that it will have very extensive implications for future scheduling.
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Bernardo Chua Turns His Concern for Human Health Into a Multi-National Company

As a boy growing up in the Philipines Bernardo Chua was concerned with the welfare of others. His original ambition was to be a medical doctor. He graduated from the University of Santo Thomas with a Bachelor of Science Degree, but never pursued an MD. Read more about Bernardo Chua on CajaMediterraneo

It wasn’t that he had lost interest in improving the health of others. Bernardo found another way to help people live healthier lives. Ten years ago he founded the direct sales company Organo Gold.

The Organo Gold product line consists of nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals are foods made with an additive or additives that have medicinal qualities. The beneficial additive in the teas, coffees, and personal care products sold by Organo Gold is Ganoderma a variety of mushroom that grows around the world.

Having grown-up in South East Asia Bernardo Chua was familiar with the healthful attributes of Ganoderma. A natural antioxidant Gandoderma can guard against nine serious health threats including cancer, liver disease, and high cholesterol. The Ganoderma mushroom has been a staple in traditional Asian medicine for centuries.

Most businessmen would prefer to set-up shop in a country with little or no regulatory laws. I personally was impressed to learn that Bernardo established Organo Gold in Canada because of its strict regulations governing the food industry. He realized that having to comply with strict product laws would give consumers an added sense of security when purchasing products from OG.

As mentioned earlier part of Organo Gold’s business model is direct sales. Instead of retailing their product through brick-and-mortar retailers direct sales is akin to the door-to-door salesmen of yore. Distributors might use catalogs or host Organo Gold parties in their home. By using the direct sales model Bernardo Chua created business opportunities for distributors in almost three dozen countries.

In 2014 during the Dangal ng Bayan Awards ceremony in Manila Organo Gold was honored with multiple awards. The company was recognized as “Best Gourmet Organic Health Coffee” and “Number One Global Nework Marketing Company”. Consumers choose the recipient of both those honors. Bernardo himself garnered the “Outstanding Global Entrepreneur” award. Visit: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bernardo-chua-b96b54aa

 

Felipe Montoro Jens Reports on the IDB

In a recent article posted on Infomoney.com, Felipe Montoro Jens details what occurred in a special meeting between the Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The main point of discussion between the members was the necessity to increase Brazil’s private investments in infrastructure. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management voiced his desire to increase the number of private projects. He mentioned that the IDB should be focused on promoting studies that point to more efficient solutions for project risk management and facilitate private investments in the region. Luis Caputo, Argentina’s finance minister, agreed with Oliveira. Caputo stated that the need for new investments and the support of the IDB is necessary. Follow Felipe on Twitter

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno, believes that investments are below what is necessary. The region will not be able to develop properly and overcome obstacles to grow without new investments. In the past the IDB has adapted to the new social demands. By adapting policies to reinforce environmental sustainability and gender equality, the execution of projects has become easier to fulfill. The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank agreed that they will have to consider more social demands if they wish to increase Brazil’s private investments in infrastructure.

In his report, Felipe Montoro Jens emphasizes that the actions of the Inter-American Development Bank and its Governors in the fields of financing and infrastructure development are aligned with the best practices of South American counties. While Brazil has recently made several Public-Private Partnerships, they need to do more to stay ahead of the curve. Luckily, there have been over 1,000 infrastructure Public-Private Partnership projects created within the last decade. Combined these projects have been valued at more that $360 billion. Though, there have also been many projects are unable to mobilize enough private capital to be finished. This needs to change in the future. In 2017 Brazil’s Minister of Planning, Development, and Management told Felipe Montoro Jens that IDB loans to Brazil totaled approximately $13 billion. That is a whopping 20% increase in the IDB’s loan amount from 2016. Visit: https://ideamensch.com/felipe-montoro-jens/

 

Robert Ivy – Award Winning Architect, Writer And Editor

During the spring of 2018 Robert Ivy was awarded the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the first time that an architect has ever received this award. Robert Ivy is the current Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer at AIA.

AIA is the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Ivy joined AIA in 2011 and prior to that he was the editor-in-chief for Architectural Record. He is a published author and has received many awards during his time with Architectural Record. Robert was a practicing architect, author and editor when he left Architectural Record and joined AIA.

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Under Robert Ivy’s leadership as the CEO of American Institute of Architects experienced growth and popularity. He helped grow AIA’s global presence and the magazine was able to achieve its highest enrollment since its establishment over one hundred and sixty years ago. Robert wants to bring accessible architecture to the public and focuses on his local communities. The Noel Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Mississippi natives who demonstrate strong leadership skills and better their communities. Recipients of this award promote the arts and the creation of the arts throughout their professional lifetime. Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price and Shelby Foote are other noteworthy recipients of the Noel Lifetime Achievement Award.

Throughout his professional career, Robert Ivy has continually strived for success and has been awarded prestigious recognitions. He earned the title of “Master Architect” and the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University Of Arkansas Fay Jones School Of Architecture. The “Master Architect” title was given to Robert Ivy by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He attended Sewanee University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree. He furthered his education at Tulane University where he earned a Master of Architecture degree. His colleagues agree that he is a well deserving recipient of the prestigious Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award and they look forward to his future accomplishments and achievements.

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FlavioMaluf explains benefits of reduced tax rates on businesses

FlavioMaluf is a renowned businessman, he is the CEO at Eucatex, though from a wealthy family. Flavio has managed to create his legacy by upholding perfetion in his work and working towards his desires. His father is a political figure in Brazil and is also a successful businessman. Flavio pursued a Mechanical engineering course that has acted a stepping ground for his endeavors.

Before concentrating on his business, FlavioMaluf was fortunate to gain experience from his father’s company, where he worked since1997. His company Eucatex was inspired by his great grandfather’s sawmill, which was the largest in Latin America. The mill sourced their raw material from the eucalyptus tree, and since his business was in the line of constructing products, he decided to coin his company’s name from the eucalyptus tree. Read more on Business and Economics about FlavioMaluf

As a business person in Latin America, FlavioMaluf has been faced with his share of challenges, one of the difficulties Maluf addresses in a recent article is the high taxes imposed on businesses. Maluf believes that some measures can be put in place to ensure that companies do not suffer from the high taxes.

FlavioMaluf suggests tax incentives, according to Flavio Maluf, it is necessary for the government to put in place favorable tax conditions that ensure that both the companies and the government benefit. Flavio has been in the business sector for many years and recognizes the value of relating to people in the community. For companies to contribute to community activities such as sports reducing tax rates will help increase the awareness of the company, in turn, more returns for the company and this benefit trickles down to the central government.

Another reason why Flavio advocates for fiscal incentives is the ability for companies o provide more employment to citizens. Many years in the sector has allowed FlavioMaluf to conduct his research well and he understands the need for a country to have employed citizens. Once the government reduces tax rates in some industries, it will encourage more employment leading to national economic growth as well as international players in promoting economic growth.

According to Maluf, it is crucial to identify the strength of the market and research before placing rates. It does not matter how accepted your products are if you put high prices a business might not produce maximally. Read more :https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A1vio_Maluf

 

Globe Trotting Entrepreneur Glen Wakeman Learns Life Lessons from Traveling, Explains how.

A desire for many people is to be able to travel while working. Along with working a job that fulfills a personal passion, most people have a desire to travel while working. Due to certain restrictions in the job such as machinery, and a need to service the local community, traveling for work jobs are out of access for many.

If you have the option, working a job that allows you to work and travel for the job is ideal. We suggest you learn very good tips from someone experienced in working abroad. A veteran when it comes to working abroad, Financial entrepreneur Glen Wakeman has very good tips for those seeking the jet-set life while earning a living.

 

Glen Wakeman, who is currently the founder and president of Nova Four, previously spent over 20 years with GE Capital, mostly in management roles. His current company, Nova Four, specializes in accelerating business operations through services such as strategic advice and the acquisition of capital and resources. These jobs have sent him to live in six countries while operating in over 30. Through his travels, he has learned there are many ways one can reach success. Learning of all the different ways people seek to enrich their lives gives one perspective on how to improve their own.

 

In addition to teaching a person about life and how to experience it better, traveling also teaches you several different ways to improve upon your health. For instance, when a person travels for vacation it relieves stress, enhances creativity and improves social skills. These effects can last for a while after the vacationer has returned. In addition, traveling also helps the traveler to learn languages, gain a tolerance for uncertainty, while gaining experience in dealing with all kinds of situations that one may not have been able to experience at home.

 

Glen Wakeman suggests that if one is working abroad, they should immerse themselves in the culture and learn from the people as best they can. This way, you may learn that what you thought was a problem is actually just a cultural difference expressing itself.

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DAMAC Properties is the Future of Real Estate Development

Hussain Sajwani is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of DAMAC Properties, a real estate development company located in Dubai. Because he was always willing to take chances that others would never of, he was responsible for a real estate boom. After the market took a nose dive in 2008, he set his sights on repeating his success and achieved that goal.

 

Sajwani was interviewed recently and talked about his childhood and going to work with his father when he was quite young. He learned a lot about business by just being there and watching and listening to everything around him. His father took note of the products he sold and to whom. One incident in particular was when a customer bought ten vests without even blinking at the price. His father immediately raised the price of the vests and when Hussain Sajwani asked his father why he did that his father had a very pointed answer. That particular customer never buys anything from him and the fact that he bought so many without questioning the price led him to believe there is a shortage of that item. The lesson was to be adaptable to the market and situation at all times.

 

The DAMAC owner is proud of the fact that he was able to rebuild his business after the real estate crash and demise. The lessons he learned from his father were to never limit yourself or set boundaries. Sajwani began his studies in Baghdad and eventually travelled to the United States to study at the University in the state of Washington. He included economics and industrial engineering in his studies. He was mesmerized by the differences between what he saw in the United States and what was available at the time in his homeland. He returned home after college and founded a catering company following a short tenure with a utility company.

 

He went on to establish DAMAC Properties and became a major player in the world of real estate development. He saw an opportunity even though he did not know how his venture would play out. He expanded his horizons to include development in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordon and Egypt. He was able to fund his foray into real estate because of the success of several other business deals he had Even through volatility of the industry, Hussain Sajwani staved off crash and burn through conservative efforts. The DAMAC owner is always looking for different areas to develop and with his level of risk he is willing to take, he always lands on his feet.

Sahm Adrangi: St. Joe’s Development At a Standstill

For Sahm Adrangi, predicting failing businesses is a not a new concept to him. The Chief Executive Officer of the private investment firm Kerrisdale Capital has made quite a name for himself by short-selling companies that were on the verge of collapse. This has managed to make the savvy investor a lot of money over the course of his career. When Sahm Adrangi shorted a number of countries that were trading in the United States but based in China, he gained a lot of attention throughout the investment world. Despite his young age, he managed to research and bring to attention companies that were defrauding their customers and their investors.

One of his latest short-selling endeavors is the land developing company known as St. Joe. Located in Florida, they have been making plans to develop a large, swampy area located in the central area of the state. These plans have been around since at least a decade ago and there has been little way in development since then. Sahm Adrangi does not believe that their plans to turn a tract of desolate swampland into a thriving community built around retirees is ever going to happen as they are saying it is.

Their investors have been waiting for a return for years and Sahm Adrangi does not believe it is ever going to happen. While the St. Joe Company has been pushing back deadline after deadline, not much has happened in the way of filing permits. St. Joe has a current valuation of just around a billion dollars. Sahm Adrangi does not believe that this is anywhere near accurate because to achieve these numbers they would have to sales records for the next fifty years that were higher than the rest of the country. It just does not appear that St. Joe’s planned community will ever reach the potential that investors were told that it had.

With SEC compliance evaluations coming up it really does not look good for their investors. One of their largest shareholders is most likely going to be forced to sell half of their shares of St. Joe’s.

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