When you own a business without having any partnerships, the onus is completely on you to make it successful and it gets really hard. And if it’s a small business, then it might be more challenging to scale and if you are a women business owner, then you are setting up yourself for some extra hassle. According to Mina Ebrahimi, the owner of Saint Germain Catering, even though money is definitely the number one priority in all the businesses across the globe, there are many hurdles that female business owners face. Let us look at some of them through her eye:
- Perception is one of the main hurdles that women business owners face day in and day out. She feels that there is still a lot of debate about the leadership potential of women. If you are too friendly, there are people who could easily take advantage of you and if you are too harsh, then you are likely to be looked upon as weird. Ms. Ebrahimi feels that there is a thin line that all the women business owners need to draw to be successful at what they do.
- Creating a strong work culture is very vital for successful business operations on a daily basis. According to Ms. Ebrahimi, women tend to bring more positive culture into the workplace as they have the inherent quality if bringing everyone on the same page. Even though this is not as easy as it seems and a lot of women face different setbacks, establishing an appropriate corporate setting could pay off in a million ways. She feels that there are some taboos created in the world that are very focused towards women. If you cry after having a long and tough day or hug someone for something good, people generally do not consider these to be inappropriate outside of work. But since women are known to be very emotional, it gets carried away in the workplace and Ms. Ebrahimi believes that it is good to draw a thin line here.
While there could be more than the above, she is still a strong advocate of creating a healthy and conducive work environment.
The Co-Founder of ICE, a company that is now known as Advanced Tech Support (ATS) Digital Services, hails from Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area. He attended Purdue University from 1992 up to the year 1995 and received a BS in Organizational Leadership. The distinguished ATS Digital service has been in operation for close to seven years, having been started in August 2011. Since then, this company has provided technical services to numerous clients via remote access screen sharing and over the telephone technologies.
Before launching the ATS Digital Services, Robert was part of iS3 successful track record. Being a founding partner and vice president of iS3, he was in charge of working with the executive team, foreseeing the overall business strategy. He was also in charge of all business phases, pinpointing any business opportunity that comes along.
His excellent skill in organizational leadership has seen Robert grow ATS Digital Services to greater heights. As the CEO, it is his mandate to see that they provide comprehensive services that are consumer-focused compliant. Besides other achievements, the organization has managed to meet most of the AppEsteem’s requirements. These requirements depend on the government’s regulators inputs, call centers, software industry among others. These have enabled the organization to help build a robust software downloading platform for its clientele. Among the services that ATS provide include networking, home device connections, digital data storage, truck rolls services among others.
Robert Deignan is also a Co-Founder of Fan-link Inc. where he operated for close to 3 years from 1998 to March 2001. This company has managed to offer quality services to its customers via its wireless network system. All that one needs is to place an order over a cell phone and avoid the tussle of long queues. Besides climbing the ladder to being the current CEO of ATS Digital Services, Robert went through his high education at St. Thomas Aquinas High School from 1988 to 1992 when he graduated. He is also an Alumni Associate of St. Thomas Aquinas. His skills include start-ups, E-commerce while his interests fall under Call Centers for Tech Support, SlimWare Utilities and above all, Purdue University.
Becoming a successful business leader is an arduous journey. Many people struggle to receive promotions during their career. Louis Chenevert is the type of person who is constantly learning. Despite starting from the bottom of a company, he eventually became the CEO of United Technologies Corporation.
During his career, he learned valuable lessons that he teaches other people on a regular basis. He enjoys helping people achieve success in various areas. Anyone who wants to take their life to a new level should read what he has to say on various topics.
Louis Chenevert decided to attend college in order to advance his career. Graduating from college is one of the best ways for people to advance rapidly at a company. Louis Chenevert attended the University of Montreal and graduated with a degree in business administration.
After graduating from college, Louis Chenevert decided to work at General Motors. General Motors is a company that dominated the car industry for decades. Louis Chenevert worked at the company for 14 years, and he gained valuable experiences during his time there. He advanced rapidly into management positions.
Louis Chenevert received an offer to become a high-level executive at United Technologies Corporation. Although he did not have direct industry experience, he decided to take the opportunity. Louis Chenevert quickly advanced in the company and became CEO in 2008. He became CEO during the recession, but he was still able to advance the company. He improved United Technologies Corporation in various ways. Many people at the company appreciated his leadership and direction during tough economic times. Anyone who wants to become a prominent business leader should ask for his advice. Louis Chenevert is always willing to help people reach their personal and career goals.
Louis Chenevert is also involved in charities in his city. He wants to make the world a better place through his work and commitment to others.
The medical-aesthetics community is thriving right about now thanks to all of the newer innovation. Medical aesthetics can literally give you more confidence, which will help give you more ambition to tackle life’s many challenges. This specific industry has grown by leaps and bounds, and it’s bringing-in hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis. Mark McKenna, M.D., stands at the forefront of the industry thanks to his brilliant way of thinking. The happily-married father of one is native to New Orleans, but he spends most of his time in the city of Atlanta.
Dr. Mark McKenna is the man with the plan. His newest company, OVME, is a state-of-the-art medical practice that specializes in minimal-invasive procedures. Located in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, this medical-aesthetics practice hosts luxury rooms, hosts private offices for consultations and hosts private rooms for specific treatments. Dr. Mark McKenna was also able to implement an advanced application that will send medical professionals in your area straight to your door. Yes, this is correct. This special app works similar to Uber service because it’s there when the customer needs it. Dr. Mark McKenna has been an entrepreneur from the start. While he was working alongside of his father in the medical industry, he would launch several side-businesses. His real estate company, McKenna Venture Investments, was worth an estimated $5 million, but he lost it all thanks to Hurricane Katrina. This deadly storm caused Dr. Mark McKenna to lose millions of dollars over a span of a few days, but he would continue to push forward in other ways.
Dr. Mark McKenna went on to provide low-to-moderate income housing for the city of New Orleans, and he was able to flip some of the properties for personal gain. That specific one-two punch is what sets him apart from his peers and the future looks exquisite for this “doctor turned real estate mogul.”
Led by the chairman and CEO Jeff Aronin, Paragon Biosciences is a leading biotechnology company and incubator that improves lives through biomedical innovation. The renowned company identifies patients’ diseases and offers treatment whose availability is considered scarc (Bloomberg). Their scientific data and experience in the field of medicine drive their rational drug development strategy. It takes years to develop and create a new treatment in the industry. Currently, more than 6,000 diseases have proven it challenging to find the cure. But the company’s goal is to make those numbers smaller and bring relief to the suffering patients.
Paragon Biosciences has built and developed an array of companies that address specific clinical fields. One of them is Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals (CCP), focusing on the development of innovative therapies for patients with debilitating dermatological and rare conditions. On the other hand, the biopharmaceutical company, Harmony Biosciences, focuses on the identification, development, and commercialization of high-potential approved drugs for sleep and central nervous system disorder (CNS) patients. The Decade and Precision BP companies under the Paragon umbrella research and develop therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and complex treatments for rare genetic oncology diseases respectively.
Over the past decade, Jeff Aronin and his team have had 13 of their new drugs approved by the FDA. That is a trend-setting pace compared to other players in the US healthcare sector. With almost 20 years of experience in innovative healthcare and global biotech development, Jeff Aronin is a professional in drug development, rare diseases, and complex sciences. Jeff has since topped the list of most successful and innovative leaders in the field.
Jeff Aronin has chaired several biotech and pharmacy companies, among them MedCare Technologies. In the year 2000, Jeff Aronin founded Ovation Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company in which he was the CEO and President. Jeff served the same post during the company’s acquisition and integration by Lundbeck, Inc. Jeff Aronin is also the non-executive chairman of Harmony Biosciences and Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals and co-founder to the later.
Aronin’s works and contribution to the betterment of the health industry has not gone unnoticed as over his career he has received over eight awards since 2006. Featured awards include the 2017 Weizmann Leadership Award, The 2013 Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award and Buyouts magazine “Deal of the Year” 2010. Jeff has an unending passion for bringing an esteemed team of researchers, scientists, and business executives together to research drug treatments and therapies.