An Entrepreneur We Can Learn From: Brian Bonar

I think it is so interesting to see how entrepreneur’s take their unique history and can use it as an asset. For so many of us, it seems that life includes bits and pieces that could be seen as fragmented or random.

But successful business men and woman, it seems, can take these seemingly random pieces and put them together to form one cohesive picture. This is the case with Brian Bonar, an entrepreneur that I recently read an article about. The article went into details about Bonar’s journey as an entrepreneur, and I found myself fascinated by the way he managed to use his history as an asset for business ventures.

For example, Brian Bonar has a passion for design and detail. I looked into it and found that he has a background in mechanical engineering, so it made sense to me that he is interested in product design and the fine details of his products.

I saw that has worked in fields that related to procurement of products through outsourcing. He even started a company that was the first to design and sell an SCSI based printer. He is taking his skills with design, and applying them to business models based around his passion for design. I found this very inspiring.

His experience as an entrepreneur also combines financial skills, knowledge about how systems and businesses work as a whole, and a keen sense of leadership. Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://bitsylink.com/2015/07/28/all-about-brian-bonar-leader-and-executive/

Recently, he was a recipient of the “Cambridge Who’s Who Executive of The Year in Finance” award, which is based on leadership, academics, and accomplishments. His abilities as an executive have not gone unnoticed.

I found it interesting that the company Brian Bonar founded, Dalrada Financial Corporation, is using Bonar’s background in finance and management. Bonar seems to be taking all of his knowledge, skills and abilities, and wrapping them up into a product that can help others. The article stated that, “Dalrada Financial Corporation gives clients a unique variety of employee programs that help increase the efficiency of business”.

As a businessman who has experience, Bonar is qualified to help other businesses examine their systems and processes as a whole. Not everyone can use a wide lens that encompasses so many aspects of business. It seems that Bonar has this ability.

Brian Bonar started out working for IBM, and held a position that gave him responsibility over ordering the parts for the motherboards that IBM was putting into computers. Bonar holds a masters in Mechanical Engineering, and during his time at IBM he functioned as a manager, giving him the first foundation blocks in what would become a long history of leadership roles.

Bonar went on to work for several other companies and then set out as an entrepreneur. He founded the Dalrada company, as well as several others.

Hussain Sajwani Adds Glamor To His Projects

Hussain Sajwani is the Damac owner. This company is based in the UAE. Damac Properties is known for the glitzy events that are related to its property deals. This refers to the attractive stunts that accompany the promotion of his properties.

One of these is about getting an expensive car like the Bentley along with each luxury apartment being booked. One of the recent projects from Damac Properties is the golf course project. This project was in collaboration with the Trump Organization.

It is important to note here that Hussain Sajwani never started his career with the property business. He was doing outstanding work in food service business. His clients included the United States Army. He was providing them food during the operation Desert Storm. This was in 1991 during the first Iraq war. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566

Hussain Sajwani has done a lot of business in the food sector for the Americans. It was not only here, but in several other countries that included Somalia, Bosnia besides the Gulf. Also, Hussain Sajwani worked for several other large American companies that included Bechtel.

He is 57 years old but continues with his passion for the food business. In fact, it is an integral part today of the Damac Group. This way he remembers his first business venture. In fact, that was the time when he cultivates friendships with people who were in important places on the international scale. Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg

Hussain Sajwani has used his skills well. Damac property is now gearing up once again as the economy in UAE is reviving. The property prices in UAE are recovering now. Hence Hussain Sajwani is planning for its initial public offering of shares. The London Stock Exchange is being considered as its possible IPO venue.

This is not all. Hussain Sajwani is planning to go ahead with more business deals with the Trump Organization. In fact, the Hussain Sajwani family is on friendly terms with the Trumps. They even celebrated the New Year Eve together.

This way, their relationship has gone beyond professional to being personal. The Trump brand has moved up, and Hussain Sajwani would like to take advantage of that.

No stopping Arthur Becker

Creativity combined with business sense just naturally leads to success. Arthur Becker has that combination, plus some. Becker’s lucrative career includes CEO, several times, co-founder, advisor, and chairman.

According to interview he did with Inspirery.com “Art” Becker really got started with technology and business “working as the CEO of Navisite. In 2011, I started Madison Partners, LLC, which is my real estate side of the business that i focus on now.’ Becker buys existing real estate, like town houses, remodels them and resells them or leases them. In this venture he makes his money back, plus some, and renews a location that might be out dated, or struggling to find inhabitants that see the diamond in the rough.

Mr. Becker also stated in the interview that he enjoys “studying up on designs and trends”, which play an important part in his business success in the Vera Wang Fashion company. Becker and Wang were espoused for 23 years, but even their split did nothing to spoil his business success. He states that his help within her business has lent its self to his real estate business.

Becker has been managing member of Madison Partners Technologies since 1999, has been chairman of Zinio, and executive director of NaviSite since 2002. NaviSite was sold to another expansive business, Time Warner, in 2011, only a year after his service as President to that company came to an end. Being co-founder of Atlantic Investors is another venture he can be known for.

Arthur Becker is not front page news most days. He works quietly to create and run his empire. With such titles and ventures has Becker his empire seems to have grown over the decades. Having such business sense, pair with creativity, knowledge and continued learning and research will surely keep this businessman busy and in demand for many more decades to come.

See more: https://therealdeal.com/2016/08/30/tech-mogul-arthur-becker-gets-trio-of-townhouses-for-stake-in-soho-project/

 

How Did Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Put a Scare in Amazon?

Amazon has been leading the way when it comes to e-commerce apparel, and they usually don’t give a second thought to when another fashion website tries to take a share of their pie. When Kate Hudson’s Fabletics appeared on the scene, Amazon didn’t have anything to really worry about, but after $250 million in sales of her athleisure brand in three short years, Amazon is taking notice. That is a huge amount of money for a company to make in the shadow of Amazon, and Fabletics doesn’t appear to be losing any momentum.

 

When Hudson was asked how her company has been able to grow so rapidly in such a short amount of time, she credits the success to the two component that make up the foundation of her business. Hudson says her membership program is unlike any other in the e-commerce apparel niche, that coupled with the reverse-showrooming process is something that has really struck a chord with her customers. Here is how it works in real-time, beginning at one of the Fabletics retail stores in the mall.

 

A potential customer walks into the Fabletics store and can sign-up right there for a free membership, then take a Lifestyle Quiz to further enhance the membership. The sales associates at Fabletics are not pressuring women to buy, in fact, they encourage shoppers to window shop or try on as many items as they like. Each item is added to the online profile for the shopper to consider at a later time. These shoppers will usually leave the store without buying anything, and that appears to be the secret to Kate Hudson’s Fabletics success.

 

Now shoppers get home and when they are relaxed and in the shopping mood, they head to the Fabletics website and all those items they tried on in the store are right there in the customer profile. This is a huge contrast to buying at Amazon and not knowing if the items will fit or not. Each item tried on in the retail store that fit perfectly can be ordered, or they can shop around for similar items that come in the same sizes. This means that when they choose these pieces of workout apparel, they know it is going to fit exactly like it did in the store.

 

Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has changed the way that women shop for high-quality active-wear and it appears to be something that is growing in popularity around the country.