Tag: Success

Brush Creek toasts to early success in distilling business | News

SARATOGA — Before you can even make it to the Brush Creek Distillery to quaff a couple of their newly released spirits, chances are you’ll be escorted down a long basement tunnel, adorned with stone walls and arched ceilings reminiscent of medieval bridges.

To your right side, windows peering into one of the largest wine cellars you’ve ever seen — more than 30,000 bottles, ballpark figure. Interspersed on the other end, locked doors that lead into wine vaults — one of which leads to a hidden bar through a trapdoor.

You’ve never seen anything like it. Nor have you tasted anything like it.

At the end of the hallway, a kitchen. Head pastry chef and lead baker Keisha Sanderson, a Jamaican-born culinary expert recruited from a four-diamond and 5-star hotel in upstate New York, will likely give you a quick lesson on what it’s like to work with fresh ingredients

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Rising from pandemic, the business success stories of tomorrow?

On Feb. 16, Marissa and Adam Goldstein launched Rafi Nova, a company selling backpacks for adventure travelers. Sustainably sourced, using textiles woven by Hmong women in Vietnam paid at a fair-trade rate, the backpacks might have been a thing. But the pandemic hit and domestic and international travel ground to a halt.

“Nobody was even leaving their house, let alone buying a $230 travel pack,” says Ms. Goldstein, whose business is in Needham, Massachusetts. “We probably launched a travel fashion company at the worst time in history.” 

With few sales and no money left, the couple decided they at least could put their Vietnamese factory partners to work making face masks, which they could donate to front-line workers in the United States. “It wasn’t a business opportunity,” Ms. Goldstein says. “It was out of a sense of service.”

Then family and friends started asking if they could buy some of

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Premium free zones and the UAE’s best business consultants: Paving your road to success

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director. HFZA
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Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director

What is HFZA doing to attract business from global players, especially in a post-COVID world?

We are following a well-thought-out strategy to attract new investments and investors. Understanding the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, we are fully utilising the digital media platforms in reaching out to new investors. We are continuously working to conclude many bilateral agreements with major countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America to attract more investors in various sectors, and I must emphasise here that HFZA has seen many large companies joining the group of successful firms operating in the free zone during the pandemic.

This indeed reflects our full commitment to developing, upgrading and improving our infrastructure, and highlights the increasing attractiveness and importance of the free zone, which has become a starting point for many

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DigitalTown, Inc. to Use Voluntary Chapter 11 Process to Position Business for Long-Term Success

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC: DGTW) (the “Company”) announces that the Company has filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, St. Paul Division, paving the way for business continuity, profitability and sustained growth in shareholder value.

Following the announcement of a new management team in May 2019, DigitalTown began making substantial progress on their commitment of cleaning up the Company’s balance sheet and exploring opportunities that would bring value to the Company’s shareholders. DigitalTown was successful in converting over $2 million of debt into stock and structuring a go-forward plan with appropriate financing measures. The plan’s execution was conditional on negotiating a satisfactory resolution with its former CEO who had an active, previously disclosed lawsuit against the Company at that time. DigitalTown’s various negotiation efforts were unsuccessful, leading

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the driver of success in insurance

Customer experience is enhanced, and costs are reduced when innovative digital technology is applied within the insurance industry

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In an insightful video interview with Business Reporter, Charlie Newark-French, Chief Operating Officer of Hyperscience, the automation company, has explained how data process automation is a critical part of the future of insurance.

Hyperscience is a ground-breaking software company that automates mission-critical processes across many industries including insurance. “The change that must come will be enabled by automation,” says Mr. Newark-French in the interview, explaining that insurance companies have to deal with large quantities of data in different formats, much of it unstructured. Legacy tech and traditional manual processes for handling this data and getting it into a machine-readable format for downstream processing are slow, expensive and error-prone.

Automation, enabled by cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technology, can provide a

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Swimwear CEO Natasha Oakley’s strategies to success

  • Natasha Oakley has been an entrepreneur since graduating high school, when she founded her own production company out of her native Australia.
  • Now with an Instagram following that tops 2 million, her business savvy has taken social media by storm.
  • She cofounded Monday Swimwear with a $30,000 loan, and it’s now a multimillion-dollar brand.
  • Oakley has used her business savvy to invest in startups, real estate, and more. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Natasha Oakley’s start as an entrepreneur came right after high school, when she began running her own production company out of Hawaii, Los Angeles, and Sydney in her native Australia.

“By the time I was deciding whether to go to college or not, I had started my own production company and was producing video and photo campaigns for brands in Australia and the US,” she said. The visually oriented business produced content for other brands

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Business Coach Fatima Barnes Guides Entrepreneurs Toward Commercial Success Through The Ambition Academy

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2020 / It is difficult for many people to resist the appeal of diving headfirst into the business industry. Not only has entrepreneurship emerged as a viable means to financial success, but it has also served as an alternative to the restricting nine-to-five routine. So, it is not surprising why more and more individuals are opting for this particular route. However, countless have done so without learning the basics, delving into the intricacies of the commercial space unprepared and unequipped. This is why Fatima Barnes has decided to stand as a guiding hand for aspiring entrepreneurs and ground them on the foundations of a successful business through The Ambition Academy.

Thirty-year-old business coach and podcaster Fatima Barnes is the owner and CEO of The Ambition Academy, a coaching and consulting institution whose primary goal is to empower women to create and launch

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Ocado Success Brings the Fight to Amazon in U.K.’s Online Grocery Battle

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Online grocer Ocado signed an exclusive partnership with U.S. supermarket chain Kroger in 2018.

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Online supermarket Ocado reported impressive results on Tuesday, putting pressure on


and other rivals in the U.K. e-commerce grocery space.

The U.K. grocer also gave early indications of success following the launch of its joint venture with

Marks & Spencer

(M&S), one of the U.K.’s grocery giants and a historic bricks-and-mortar brand.


stock rose close to 6% in London trading following the results, with Marks & Spencer shares also rising more than 5%. Shares in



grocery supplier for its U.K. business, dipped slightly in morning trading.

The back story. M&S paid Ocado £750 million ($967 million) last year for half of its retail business. While Ocado has historically made up only a small share of the British grocery sector, its unique technology and roboticized warehouses have

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SUCCESS INSIDER: Side hustle, Monday Swimwear, Skillshare, Julie Miles

Stephanie Smolders and her partner have been full-time traveling freelancers for four years. In that time, they’ve become experts at finding work from anywhere in the world.  They shared their best tips with Business Insider, from online tutoring to creating digital products. 

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This week we have info on “microschool” entrepreneurs, IBM’s reopening plan, a growth model from the CEO of Skillshare, a day in the life of Julie Miles, and more. 

4 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur in uncertain times, from the cofounder of a multimillion-dollar swimwear brand that was just an Instagram account and a $30,000 loan 6 years ago

Natasha Oakley

Natasha Oakley.

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Natasha Oakley is the entrepreneur behind Monday Swimwear, a role that includes brand ambassadorship and a major social media presence. An ambitious leader, she shared the strategies that have played the biggest role in her career with Business Insider.


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Comment: For success, more students need education, training

By Barbara Hulit and Daria Willis / For The Herald

Recent months have caused hardship for students, families and communities across Snohomish County as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertainty runs deep about what the new school year will bring, how families will manage unstable financial situations, and how we collectively fight and recover from the pandemic.

A new report from the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning explores lessons we can apply from the Great Recession to circumstances today. For example, people of color, young adults and individuals with a high school education or less are disproportionately affected in economic downturns. Additionally, workers who complete a post-high school credential fare far better during the downturn and in recovery. Finally, postsecondary enrollment grows in times of recession, but it is credential completion — finishing that degree, apprenticeship or certificate — that matters.

Early data from this new recession tell us

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