University student entrepreneurs pitched their best business ventures to “Shark Tank’s” Kevin O’Leary, following a presentation on his life and tips for success in entrepreneurship in the Mendoza College of Business on Monday.The talk, sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business and the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, filled the 350-seat Jordan Auditorium, as students and faculty came to hear O’Leary’s insights on entrepreneurship.Eddie Griesedieck | The Observer “After nine years and thousands of pitches, there’s a lot to be learned about what goes right and what goes wrong, and how you present your ideas to investors,” O’Leary said. “I don’t care whether you are an entrepreneur, a leader, a politician — these lessons matter in terms of your ability to communicate with people.”In his experience judging pitches on “Shark Tank,” O’Leary said all of the successful pitches had three aspects in common: They articulated the opportunity in 90 seconds or less, they convinced their potential investors they’re the right person for the business and they knew their numbers, or found someone who did.“The whole deal with a small business is to find out what makes your story compelling to your customer and stay in touch,” O’Leary said. “ … That actually is the secret to ‘Shark Tank.’ If you ever get there and you get to pitch to the sharks, and they offer you a very aggressive deal, it’s because they’ve figured out how valuable you are.”Successful managers share a number of aspects, O’Leary said. In addition to creating a clear line of command, setting achievable goals, maintaining accessibility, delegating tasks efficiently and having superb time management skills, the best managers all use technology as a weapon.“In the case of small companies today, the number one weapon is social media,” O’Leary said. “To engage social media properly, you have to have production skills, because just posting stuff with low production value gets you no traction.”When O’Leary teaches business, he said he always talks about the “dark side” of business.“In business, there are winners and losers — this is not ‘kumbaya,’” he said. “When you go into a market, you are trying to grow it, but you’re taking someone else’s share. It is a war. It’s not a social exercise. You can’t save the world — the DNA of a business was never designed to do that.”Following O’Leary’s presentation, two teams and one individual student from Notre Dame were given a few minutes each to pitch their business ideas.The first — “Elephant in the Room” — was pitched by seniors Kiely Wilcox and Alexandra Julian as a social media app for college campuses to ask anonymous questions on mental health.“It’s a great service, I just don’t know that it shouldn’t be provided by the institution,” O’Leary said. “I don’t know if it’s a business — I think it’s a service.”“Touch Base,” an online resource to pair undergraduate students and young alumni with older alumni, was pitched by freshmen Katherine Brown and Katie McGuckin before O’Leary criticized it for being too similar to LinkedIn.“I’m not sure I’m loving it,” he said. “ … I’m trying to figure out how this is different from LinkedIn. There’s already a whole group of Mendoza grads who are already there. They have a platform and they’ve branded it and they have millions of other people they can look at.”Senior Luis Escobar presented the final pitch for a product, “Takay Blends,” which uses bananas rejected from the market in his native Ecuador for their appearance and blends them with “superfood ingredients” to create a meal replacement smoothie.“I see what you’re doing and it maybe could work,” O’Leary said. “ … This is not a zero — it’s got potential because people want healthy alternatives. Maybe. But I think you have a lot of work to do on the packaging.” Tags: business, Kevin O’Leary, Mendoza, Shark Tank
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Administration granted its first new federal charter of the year to Growing Oaks Federal Credit Union in Goldsby, Oklahoma.“It is always inspiring to see people in a community come together to create affordable financial opportunities for their neighbors and their local economy,” NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said.He added, “I share their values of encouraging community participation, promoting financial inclusion, and helping people build greater financial security for themselves and their families.”The charter became effective on Aug 7 and the credit union is expected to open in December. continue reading »
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said last week that the operation would seek a recount in Wisconsin. Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the Midwestern swing state, according to NBC News’ projection. He has also won the overall presidential election, according to calls by NBC and other outlets.“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results,” Stepien said in a statement last week, without presenting any evidence for his claims. “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”The campaign and RNC did not return a request for comment on what the partial withdrawal from the state means for their recount efforts. The Republican National Committee has decided to several field staffers in Wisconsin to Georgia as that state gears up for at least one U.S. Senate runoff election in January.President Donald Trump’s campaign is seeking a recount in Wisconsin.The RNC told field staffers under the Trump Victory committee that at least two dozen of their over 100-member field staff in the Badger State will be heading to the Peach State, according to a Republican Wisconsin campaign official aware of the plans. The Trump Victory committee is a joint operation between the Trump campaign and RNC.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – This person told CNBC that the move comes as the RNC is looking to put resources toward what could be two Senate runoffs set to take place in January. NBC News projected that the race between Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock will go to a runoff. That contest is expected to cost well over $100 million.The other race in the state between Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Democrat Jon Ossoff has yet to be called by NBC News.Some Trump Victory field staff will remain in Wisconsin, while others will be losing their temporary positions, this person added. Those going to Georgia will be performing door-knocking and other field duties for the Senate contest.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 30, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters
Hotels in Indonesia are likely to remain closed throughout June, with operations to resume in July at the earliest, a hotelier association has said, citing concerns about low demand amid consumer fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.Demand for accommodation is projected to still be low this month, especially with the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions, according to Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani.“Most hotel owners have decided to still halt operations throughout the month. Maybe we’ll start reopening our doors in July. We could suffer additional losses if we forced ourselves to open with low occupancy rates,” Hariyadi said during a press conference held by booking platform Tiket.com on Wednesday. “A lot of people has asked me, ‘when will we return to normalcy?’ and my answer is, when our consumers regain their confidence in traveling,” he said.Despite the concerns, a recent study by travel website Tripadvisor found that 68 percent of customers surveyed were considering travel plans. Searches for hotels in Indonesia on the website increased 5.4 percent year-on-year (yoy) between March 29 and May 31.Hotels in large cities have also started to see their occupancy rates increase following the government’s decision to ease the PSBB measures in its bid to reopen the economy.Hotel chain Artotel Group chief operating officer Eduard Rudolf Pangkerego said the company had decided to open four of its properties in Jakarta and had seen an increase in occupancy at their hotel in South Jakarta.There are 19 properties under Artotel’s management, according to the company’s website, six of which are located in the Indonesian capital.“Our South Jakarta hotel occupancy rate has reached around 30 to 40 percent. Our competitors are also reporting similar results as businesses resume operation,” Eduard said during the conference.While hotel accommodation demand from the leisure market segment is still under pressure, Eduard said demand from the business segment was starting to pick up.“The situation remains difficult for our properties that are located on other islands [outside of Java], such as in Bali and North Sumatra, but we see demand from the business segment is increasing,” he said.In an effort to boost consumer confidence in the hospitality industry, Tiket.com on Wednesday launched a “clean” label for hotels that have implemented strict health and sanitation protocol.“We believe that our customers currently need assurance on their health safety, and we help them with our ‘clean’ feature. This is a feature that could convince them to travel with peace of mind,” the company’s cofounder and chief marketing officer Gaery Undarsa said.Around 4,000 hotels both in Indonesia and abroad have registered for the “clean” label, of which 80 percent are domestic hotels.Topics : With the cashflow disruption due to the pandemic, hotel owners will try to save capital on operational costs and think twice about welcoming back guests, he added.The pandemic has severely battered tourism in Indonesia as people stay at home to contain the virus spread, with more than 42,000 cases to date. Foreign tourist visits to Indonesia have plunged 87.44 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 160,000 visitors in April, the lowest in recent history.According to the PHRI, 1,642 hotels and 353 restaurants have shut their businesses as of late April due to low occupancy rates. The association’s data also show that 180 tourist destinations and 232 tourist villages across Indonesia are temporarily closed.Hariyadi said all stakeholders must work together to improve public confidence in their safety, as the fear of COVID-19 infection could deter people from visiting hotels.
AFTER: It is now modern and open plan.Downstairs near an inground swimming pool is Mr Prieditis’ favourite space at the property.“It is very nice to sit out there and have a few drinks and entertain,” Mr Prieditis said.“It is somewhere social to sit around and even in winter it is nice when the heat radiates out of the pizza oven.”He referred to the location of the house as the “Golden Triangle” — close to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich. BEFORE: The area was dark and dated. The house at 75 Trevallyan Drive, Daisy Hill, is for sale. AFTER: The changes are subtle, but pleasant.Owner of 75 Trevallyan Drive Mark Prieditis said the whole street gets involved with the event, and it was something he would miss as he sells his property.“It’s been happening every year for nearly 30 years,” he said.“As soon as it gets dark, everyone gets paper bags and puts in candles to light up the whole footpath.“If someone is away on holidays, we’ll step in to fill the gaps, and we sing Christmas carols as we go up the street.“Everyone gets to be social and say hello to people you might not usually speak that much to.“It’s a great community thing we do.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe house leads seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.When Mr Prieditis moved into his house a decade ago, they gutted the property and doubled the living areas. AFTER: The same spot is now bright and has been extended out to the side.There are now polished timber floorboards, exposed timber ceilings and an open plan living design that Mr Prieditis said was fantastic for family living.“It’s been a great house because it flowed in a way that kept us engaged as a family,” he said.“We were always engaged in conversation or with what was going on, which was great when the kids were growing up.” Sitting by the pizza oven is one of Mr Prieditis’ favourite spaces.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 BEFORE: The kitchen was cramped and cluttered. HEADING into Christmas, this Daisy Hill street is the place to be.Trevallyan Drive comes alive, as the occupants of the street hold a progressive Christmas party. BEFORE: The backyard and pool.
Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Shortly after his arrival, Klinsmann said that Berlin deserved “a super club” and later said Hertha should target Champions League football within three years. – Ill-fated – According to German daily Bild, Klinsmann may have resigned due to a dispute with the club over his future in the Hertha dugout. The newspaper claimed that Klinsmann was frustrated by the club’s reluctance to guarantee his job as coach beyond the summer. The former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Tottenham star will retain his place on the club board, a position he held before taking over from Covic last November. Loading… Jurgen Klinsmann shocked Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin on Tuesday by stepping down as coach just 10 weeks after taking the reins at the ambitious capital club. The 1990 World Cup winner announced his surprise decision in a post on his Facebook page, three days after Hertha slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Mainz which left them just six points above the drop zone. Hertha Berlin’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann quits after just 10 weeks in charge “After long consideration, I have decided to give up my position as head coach and return to my original, long-term role on the club board,” wrote the 55-year-old. “I am convinced that Hertha will stay up,” he added in a message addressed to the club’s fans, before suggesting that he felt a lack of trust from the club hierarchy. “In a relegation fight, unity, solidarity and concentration on the essentials are the most important things. If they are not guaranteed, I can’t reach my potential and live up to my responsibility as coach.” Klinsmann’s decision is a hammer blow to Hertha, who had looked to him to guide them away from relegation and towards the Champions League places. “We were very surprised by what happened this morning. There were no previous indications of this decision,” said sporting director Michael Preetz. The club confirmed that Klinsmann’s assistant Alexander Nouri would take over as interim coach with immediate effect. Former Germany boss Klinsmann was brought in as a short-term solution in November after a disastrous start to the season under coaching novice Ante Covic. Since taking over, he has become the face of Hertha’s bold new ambitions to establish themselves among the Bundesliga elite, following a lucrative new deal with investor Lars Windhorst last summer. Klinsmann #quits as Hertha Berlin coach after 10 weeks – Sport24#herthaberlin #Bundesliga https://t.co/GNJA6t9LFd— 90 Minutes Football News (@footy90com) February 11, 2020 Read Also: Bundesliga: Leipzig hold leaders Bayern to stay point behind As Germany head coach, Klinsmann presided over the so-called “summer fairytale” of 2006, leading the national team to the World Cup semi-finals on home soil. He later coached the US national men’s team from 2011 to 2016, leading them to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014. Hertha was only his second job in club football, following a similarly ill-fated spell at Bayern Munich in 2009. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
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Batesville, In. — Hillenbrand, Inc. is launching a first-of-its-kind workforce initiative designed to attract and retain talented employees on a global scale. In partnership with Coperion, its subsidiary operating company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Hillenbrand is looking to this unique program to help bridge the international gap in its workforce.German unemployment rates hover at 2%; in Batesville, Ind. the rate is around 3%. With two very low unemployment rates in key Hillenbrand locations, the company, like many others, is challenged to think differently about how it attracts and retains employees. To address changing workforce demographics, the company is partnering with Batesville High School near Hillenbrand’s headquarters in Batesville, Ind. and Karl Maybach Gymnasium in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which is near Coperion’s manufacturing site in Weingarten. The two schools are connected in an exchange through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP).“As companies continue to grow and compete for talent in the current workforce environment, we have to become an employer of choice and create a compelling value proposition,” said Kim Ryan, SVP Hillenbrand/president, Coperion. “We strive to be a great company and we’re willing to invest in our future workforce and our capability to create an impactful experience for these students.”Students from both schools are getting a rare opportunity to select and tackle real-world business challenges associated with meeting one or more of the seventeen United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Students are working across cultures to research global challenges such as climate, water and food crises, and inequality under the UN’s theme of Making Global Goals Local.Students in both countries will have the chance to talk with business leaders and tour Coperion facilities in Stuttgart and Weingarten, gain a better understanding of the company and its goals and objectives, and then determine how the SDG they’ve chosen to address translates into action for the company.“Having partners like Hillenbrand and Coperion supporting us in this exchange program is exciting for me and certainly for the students,” said Andrew Cambron, German Teacher, Batesville High School. “We wanted to build meaningful relationships for our students and develop programming that helps them define a career path and learn how their actions can make a real difference in the world.”This multi-year program and enhanced educational opportunities are part of Hillenbrand’s workforce initiative, which fosters student interest and experiences in global manufacturing environments and exposes kids to potential career opportunities.“The program opens up an avenue for us to get a different perspective on the workforce that we need to attract in the next five to ten years,” said Glennis Williams, SVP and chief human resource officer, Hillenbrand. “We can develop a pipeline of employees if we can find more opportunities to reach out at a young age and get people excited about the fact that manufacturing means something more than running a piece of machinery.”Students from both schools have been working together since the spring. In July, 25 students from Batesville will travel to Friedrichshafen to meet their counterparts in person. The students will continue working in the project-based-learning environment at Karl Maybach and at Coperion. In 2020, students from Germany will travel to Batesville to continue working on the program.On the Web: Partnership Video HighlightsSubmitted
Greensburg, IN — In one form or other, The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 certainly has disrupted business as usual for almost everyone, including the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber made the decision to move forward with the Women in Business Conference, only in a different format.Inspire, Influence, Innovate will be the theme for this year’s event and will feature a keynote speaker making a return engagement with all new material written specifically for the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference.The event will present three – one hour live virtual sessions over a three-week period beginning Aug. 27. 2020. The event will run on consecutive Thursdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and conclude Sept. 10. Each session will have a specific theme starting with Inspire, followed by Influence and concluding with Innovate.”Executive Director Jeff Emsweller said there will be an opportunity for attendees to also participate in a bonus session following each program, where they will receive an additional 15 minutes of question and answer time with Lindsay following the conclusion of each presentation.The Chamber Director said that attendees who register for the total Women in Business Conference Experience (all three sessions) by Aug. 17, will receive a swag box either delivered to them or picked up.Also, registered attendees will be eligible for a drawing for several door prizes including webcams from Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation and a Chrome Notebook from Computer Solutions Innovations. The Chamber anticipates having other nice prizes as well.The Inspire, Influence, Innovate 14th Annual Women in Business Conference is sponsored by Duke Energy, First Financial Bank, and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana.Ticket prices for the event are $69 for all three sessions with an additional $5 for bonus time with Lindsay Boccardo in a separate breakout room following her initial presentation. Should attendees desire to only participate in one specific session, the price is $29.95 each session. By signing up for the Women in Business Experience (all three sessions), attendees will save $20 and will receive the Swag Box.Tickets are available online at the Chamber’s website, www.greensburgchamber.com or by emailing at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.Businesses wishing to participate as a virtual vendor or other sponsors may also contact the Chamber via the email or by calling 812-663-2832 or 812-593-4003.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: Traore withdraws from Spain squad Fati, Torres, Traore lead Spain squad full of fresh faces Laliga: Messi hits 25-goal mark Spain forward Ansu Fati became the national team’s youngest ever goalscorer on Sunday as the 17-year-old inspired Luis Enrique’s side to a resounding 4-0 win at home to Ukraine.The FC Barcelona player’s inspiring performance was in the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners’ first victory in the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League. Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored the opening goal with a penalty kick in the third minute after Fati had earned the spot-kick.The Real Madrid defender also doubled his side’s advantage by heading home in the 29th minute.Fati had been threatening to score from the off and finally got a goal worthy of his inspirational performance.This was when he fired in off the post from outside the area in the 33rd minute, having gone close with an overhead kick and another effort earlier on.Substitute Ferran Torres, 20, struck with a volley in the 84th minute to also get his first goal for his country and round off the victory. It took Spain to top of League A Group 4 with four points from two games.Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League.Ansu FatiUkraine