When I was little I used to live by a slogan that said that girls ruled and boys drooled. I don’t know if saying boys drooled literally meant they drooled but I know that girls rule really did mean girls rule and I was unashamed to pronounce that to the world. I enjoyed haring about the different women who have shaped history and who helped pave the way for me and women like me because I realized had they not done all the good things they had done in the world then perhaps I wouldn’t be who I am today.
One of the pioneers in women that my mom taught me to love and appreciate was Helane Morrison. Helane was a woman who worked hard to make sure she made a difference in the world of women’s empowerment. She was a marketing guru, a financial executive among other things. She was the true definition of what it takes to be a pioneer.
Helane also stood above the rest because she received both her marketing and law degrees. To be able to have the skill sets needed to flourish in both areas are super important and vital to the needs of not only your business but to the needs of the community in which you continue to serve no matter the odds that have been stacked against you.
Marc Sparks has taken on a new endeavor with the Spark Tank. This is a way for new entrepreneurs that have good ideas to compete against other entrepreneurs for a chance to win some prize money to get their business started. I believe that this is a good idea that has allowed Marc Sparks to find talent that has been overlooked by the mainstream.
This is a good idea because there are businesses that just not do as well without the proper backing. The entrepreneurs may have a great idea, but it helps to have someone that can boost their confidence and push them in the right direction.
I believe that Sparks has been the guy that has pushed a lot of companies in the right direction because he has the business savvy skills that many others lack. He doesn’t believe in the traditional mindset of going to college in order to get a good job. Instead, Marc Sparks believes that people make their own opportunities.
I think that someone like Marc Sparks is a true blessing to the corporate industry. With the Spark Tank he will challenge those that have the ideas that are outside of the box.
As a venture capitalist, Sparks will go that extra step to help those people maximize their potential and build a solid business plan. I think that this is awesome because a lot of business owners that are competing are doing so by building a business that is unconventional. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://twitter.com/msparks5010
I discovered Marc Sparks when I made the decision to start my own business. I knew that it would be a challenge, and I wanted to get some pointers from someone that had done this before.
I was thrilled to find that Marc Sparks had written books and started a blog. He has been very helpful to entrepreneurs long before he started up the Spark Tank. I believe that his blog has been very helpful for people that are trying to start a business because it lets people know the other side of the game. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://about.me/marc_sparks
As an entrepreneur it is often difficult to see what will be needed to make venture capitalists buy into an idea. I think that a lot of businesses fail because of this. Luckily, Marc Sparks has made it possible to peek into the world of the venture capitalists because he is one. He made it possible to see what these venture capitalists expect when they see a presentation.
Click the links below to read more:
Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus
Marc Sparks (Author of They Can’t Eat You) – Goodreads
Securus Technologies is a big player in the criminal justice and public safety technology industry and has been working alongside other providers for several years. A recent report from PR newswire about wrongdoing by another provider, Global Tel Link, will see Securus Technologies releasing evidence, reports and further findings over the next 6 months. Global Tel Link is responsible for inmate communications at several corrections facilities throughout the country and they have been in business for approximately 18 years. The findings released by Securus Technologies will be issued during press releases at regular intervals. Read story here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-corrects-inaccuracies-in-global-tel-links-gtl-press-release-300282563.html
The CEO of Securus Technologies [https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity], Richard A. Smith said in a recent interview that he loves what he does for this industry as well as the community he serves. Global Tel Link has offended not only the CEO of Securus but also the community and industry at large. They have acted below the integrity line and is not the way a provider works in this industry. Richard A. Smith said that the business they are in is not only there to make money but also provide a certain care for the customer.
There is evidence of unlawful and unauthorized programming of telephone clocks to include between 15 and 36 seconds of extra time which has to be paid for by the customer. They have also provided higher call rates than were specified by the rate caps as well as there being evidence of double billing and unlawful overcharging of the Louisiana taxpayers. This overcharge came to a total of $1243000. Visit the Securus company BBB.org page to gain more info on this developments.
We seem to live in a world where all kinds of scandals can pop up anywhere. Those involved can be celebrities, well known companies. or just average people caught up in a sticky situation.
There can be a set of steps you can take to deal with such circumstances. A well known individual or a top company can have a crisis management plan. Consider all the possibilities, and have an action plan in place in case something erupts.
When a crisis situation comes about experts advise you to confront the problem as quickly as you can. Do it through social media or even the regular press. Delaying too long only hurts your case.
Darius Fisher, president of the reputation management company, Status Labs, says you should not let someone else tell your story. You should come forward with all the facts you have about the crisis.
If you have made a major mistake, it’s best to own up to it and say you’re sorry. Then you must reveal the steps you are taking to rectify the situation. This will at least put you on the way to repairing your brand.
You should take stock of what went wrong in order to determine how to prevent it from happening again. Was it a one time mistake? Or was it something that has to be corrected within a business or an individual?
Status Labs is one of the leading reputation management firms in the country. They can provide compelling content to help a company improve its sales and brand recognition.
If a company is facing a crisis situation they can manage the problem and use their experience to repair the damage and get the organization back on track.
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