Mike Baur

As a young man, Mike Baur was fascinated by banking and finance. He grew up in bilingual Fribourg. Today he has over 20-years of professional experience in Swiss banking, including several years of management experience at the highest level. His expertise is a combination of banking know-how, entrepreneurship, and action. Mike Baur has also invested a lot of time in fostering Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He has assisted several Swiss start-ups as a financial specialist.

Mike Baur was founder and managing parter of “think reloaded.” He started this company in April 2014. “Think reloaded” offered its customers strategy business consulting services in a world of disruptive thinkers. Before founding “think reloaded” he worked as a banker for Clariden Leu managing the private banking at Sallfort.

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His also started a project offering a private banking service for customers under 40 years old. For this project Mike Baur partnered with Patrick Liotard-Vogt, principal shareholder and Chairman of the social media platform “asmallword.” When Baur started this project he was under 40 years old himself. Together, they offered a full range of financial services including asset management, direct investment consulting, venture capital, private equity, as well start-up business and consulting.

The project also involved a new take on networking with the “Young Investor’s Club” where like-minded customers who are interested in networking can communicate. For those interested, there were events and company visits planned. This service was more than just a marketing gimmick to attract young millionaires but was an extremely varied and thoughtful way of doing business that was very attractive to younger customers with new standards in communication.

Baur is now a founding partner with the Swiss Start-up Factory. The mission of the Swiss Start-up Factory is to take startups and turn them into global companies “that disrupt the prevailing norms, products, and business models.” https://www.swissstartupfactory.com/about/our-team/ The Start-up Factory has two goals. The first goal is to run a start-up accelerator program, which will be the global gold standard in the industry. Second, the goal is to provide each start-up customer with comprehensive services.

He is married with a family and just recently celebrated his birthday in February. He presently lives with his family in the Zurich region.

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Costa Rica Defeats Venezuela In Exciting Match

In a match leading up to the Copa America Centenario friendly, Costa Rica proved victorious against the always tough, Venezuela. Many American viewers are watching these games to gauge the competition the United States men’s national soccer team will face south of the border. More information can be found at Your text to link… in which the facebook trending article details the projected results of this recent pre-tournament friendly soccer match. All of the speculation aside, the recent game was exciting to say the least, with an intense opening filled with strong offense from both teams has fans on their feet. To begin with, powerful Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon introduced a vicious pace, scoring a point just moments into the game. Unfortunately for Venezuela, Costa Rican player Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa passed the ball to Cristian Gamboa tied the game ten minutes afterwards. For a while, the two teams played a war of attrition, demonstrating excellent defensive skills. At around the fifty-five minute mark, Costa Rica sealed the deal, when Ariel Rodriguez scored a point Venezuela couldn’t recover from. The United States men’s national soccer team has their work cut out for them. Costa Rica has shown they are a force to be dealt with following this victory. Despite the victory, some analysts have speculated that the United States team is better off facing Costa Rica than Venezuela, stylistically. Nonetheless there looks to be a series of exciting games coming down the road.


Unique Focus Gives Direct Selling Leader Competitive Edge.

Any company who has been involved in the direct selling industry for over fifteen years should have a good grabs on what they are doing, however, few companies can continue to be unique. Direct selling industry leader Qnet has a unique focus that keeps them light years ahead of their competition. Much of the direct selling market is controlled by large companies who center their focus on just selling product. Qnet has a focus too and their focus is to leave people in better shape than where they were when you found them. They believe that you should better yourself and better those that are around you too.

In the real world, they promote wellness products that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Helping people live longer, healthier lives is the plan. They really care about their products and the people who become involved with their company. There are many brands that make up the focus, but, deep down it is the focus of people helping people on all levels that keeps Qnet years ahead.

Perhaps one reason that this company keeps up with the high values and focus is because they started the company with just a few friends which cared about each other and the company as a whole. When you have that core element of caring, it is hard to adapt an attitude that is less than caring. The vegetarian philosophy helps to play an important part of the Qnet lifestyle too. It is these high standards that keep the company out of reach from the others in the direct selling industry. High standards are important to Qnet. No animals are used in their products and they don’t test on animals. The company continues to spread awareness in regards to disease like heart disease, obesity and diabetes and many others.

Qnet also engages their efforts and focus on taking some serious positions on demonstrating social responsibility.By becoming involved in work that is philanthropic in nature, they are able to continue to encourage the idea of helping yourself and other people on a long term plan. After sixteen years, Qnet continues to be a leader in the direct selling field that is working hand in hand with each community. Giving back their success is an important part of their over all plan. One of the best things about this whole plan is, people can and do see it working within their communities.

Blogger Shows World Wen By Chaz Works

My friends often lie to me and say they don’t obsess over their hair. I don’t believe them especially because I often catch them looking in the mirror obsessing over their hair or watching the latest youtube video hoping to get hair tricks. And perhaps they don’t obsess or maybe they don’t realize they are obsessing but in anyway they are just like other women out there who have every reason to adore their hair. Shoot, I’m one of those women so I am the last to judge anyone about their hair and the decisions they make to obsess over it.
Not long ago the people over at Bustle decided to give Wen By Chaz a try on her hair. She had heard so many things about the sephora marketed product and wanted to see if it really worked. Fortunate for her everyone else in the world wanted to know if it worked too so we all followed her. We watched and took note of her hair changes via videos and photos and surprisingly the product worked and worked pretty darn well. Leaving many of us to wonder if maybe we should give WEN By Chaz a try.

If you have never heard of the product it was created by Chaz Dean. It is a 3 in 1 hair care system that was created for all types of hair. See, http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html for more info.WEN is available for order on ebay online.

Escaping North Korea

When Yeonmi Park was only 13 years old in 2007, she escaped from North Korea with her mother. She wasn’t even aware of the concept of freedom before the escape. Yeonmi had to endure traveling through a frozen river at night to cross the border into China. When they arrived, they had no solid plan.
Terrible starvation, thoughts of suicide and unfortunately abuse were just some of the atrocious horrors that Yeonmi experienced while on her incredible journey. She is a woman with very strong character and fortitude. Sadly, Yeonmi was raped early on in her migration to South Korea, at only 13 years old. This is a fact that she hid out of shame and she couldn’t bring herself to talk about at the time it occurred.

Yeonmi’s father departed North Korea to join her and her mother, but he died of cancer shortly after. She says her father regrettably passed on without knowing about democracy and the large amount of food that is actually available to the world.

Dedicated to her goal, Yeonmi traveled across China for several years to get to her ultimate destination of South Korea. She suffered while traveling through China’s extensive Gobi desert. They trekked all the way to the border of Mongolia. It took her several long and tiring years to get to her destination. The young girl was astonishingly determined to make it through. Finally, she boarded a plane to South Korea.

Some facts of her journey, she detailed in her Amazon released book have been changed to protect some of her relatives that still live under the North Korean government.

You can read more about her incredible story on the Reason.com.

The High Quality of Feeds Produced in the Pet Food Industry.

Freshpet Inc. is one of the fast-rising Bethlehem-based company that manufactures gourmet food. It is the only producer of industrial refrigerated dog food in the market. The company is headed by Mr. Richard Thompson, who is the Chief Executive Officer, and therefore, oversees all procedures of the company including production. His primary focus in the manufacture of high-quality products. The company avoids using preservatives and only uses fresh ingredients to achieve this. The CEO also ensures that the company’s products do not stay on the shelves for long, and the consumer can get them while they are still fresh and tasty. Fresh Inc. is part of the rapidly rising 23.7 billion dollar pet food industry that is currently convincing pet owners to pay more for quality feeds.
Some companies in the pet food production have been producing feeds that have zero percent organic grains by mixing their kibble with salmon and lamb. There is a significant transformation that has been brought about by the newcomers in the pet food industry such as Blue Buffalo Co. and Freshpet Inc, who are producing fresh and healthy feeds that are even fit for human consumption. This evolution has forced the traditional manufacturers to improve their products to match the current market completion. Companies such as Colgate-Palmolive produce feeds that help dogs to lose weight. The Purina unit of Nestlé gives pet owners the pleasure of ordering customized feeds through its website. Many other companies in the market are currently working towards the invention of the finest and latest products that can attract pet owners.

The Beneful dog food brand that is produced by Purina is famous for its high quality. It meets the requirements of many WalMart consumers through its many recipes that can be used for different purposes. The products of the brand include Beneful Original Dry Dog food (https://www.beneful.com/products/dry-dog-food/), Beneful Playful Life, Beneful IncrediBites, Beneful Healthy Smile, Beneful Healthy Growth for Puppies, Beneful Healthy Fiesta, Beneful Healthy Weight and Beneful Healthy Radiance. These feeds have a high dry matter content and less water and thus are suitable for the dog’s nourishment. Beneful.com also produces twenty different types of wet feeds that are soft and tasty to the dog.

Vitamin-rich vegetables and real meats that help in improving the dog’s nutrition are used in the manufacture of Beneful feeds. The products are made to have a 100 percent balanced nutrient content and the best textures and tastes. Both the wet and dry feeds are mixed with antioxidants and Omega-rich ingredients, and this outstanding nutritional value makes Beneful the best dog food brand in the market.

European Union’s Refugee Crisis Prompts George Soros To Reveal His Plans

Market Watch recently unveiled the plans of George Soros to handle the refugee crisis that is threatening the future of the entire European Union in an article in which he detailed how he would lead the continent through this crisis. Soros has his own history as a refugee that began with the invasion of his home country of Hungary by Nazi forces during World War II; as a Holocaust survivor George Soros made his way across Europe until he finally settled in London and completed the financial education that would eventually lead him to Wall Street.

George Soros believes the current migration problems in Europe have been building for a number of years and have been brought to a head by the ongoing conflict in Syria. The Syrian crisis on project-syndicate.org should be the starting point for the choices made by EU leaders, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel who Soros often refers to as the leader of the free world. The hedge fund billionaire believes the European Union must set specific limits on the number of refugees entering the continent, which George Soros believes should be set at around one million refugees per year.

Coupled with the limits on refugees entering the European Union George Soros believes the political group on georgesoros.com should also use its excellent credit rating to obtain funding for a wide range of measures designed to assist refugees and protect the member states of the Union. The first step George Soros recommends is the establishment of a continent wide border and immigration control agency that could control the flow of refugees and create easy to navigate routes for refugees to move directly to their chosen destination.

George Soros has attempted to create a range of philanthropic options for the people of the world to enjoy after he developed his own fortune of over $25 billion; Soros is known for the success of his hedge fund, which achieved average growth of more than 20 percent each year for over three decades. Over the course of his career Soros has looked to use his success to help others and push forward the liberal ideals he has always stood for.

The plan revealed by George Soros would require member states of the European Union to develop a way of moving refugees around the continent in a fair way to avoid the current issues affecting Greece and Italy where a backlog of migrants is causing major problems. The use of new ways of funding the crisis would go so far as to develop payments made by the EU to provide around $17,000 each year to provide a better standard of life for refugees as they pass through the processing system. Soros believes a central fund to pay for the lives of refugees would also reduce the panic that has spread across European nations with regards to migrants claiming benefits from individual member states.

Wen by Chaz Receives High Praise

Wen cleansing conditioner was put through the ringer for an experiment for an article in Bustle. The author of the article was determined to find a hair care solution for her admittedly fine, limp hair. Although she said she loved trying out beauty products, before this experiment, she had not found a permanent solution to her hair styling dilemma. However, as the before and after pictures of her hair definitely show, the WEN cleansing conditioner certainly did the trick. After just one week of using the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner, her hair was noticeably fuller and shinier, just as she had hoped. She loved sharing the results with her readers and encourages them to try out the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner for themselves to experience the same amazing results.

Part of what makes Wen by Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner so unique from other hair care products on the market is that women with all different types and textures of hair are able to experience the same incredible results from the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner, even after a single use. Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner is recommended for daily use for the best results and can be used just as a typical shampoo or conditioner. The major difference with WEN cleansing conditioner, besides the amazing results, is that it can replace a variety of hair care products. Its revolutionary formula is based on a five in one model, so the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner combines the functions of a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, deep conditioner and leave in conditioner all in one bottle. Instead of weighing hair down or subjecting it to over processing, the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner is one of the few hair care products that makes hair healthier with each use. Wen is available for order online via http://www.ebay.com/bhp/wen-hair-care.


Arf Arf Means I Want BENEFUL® Dog Food NOW

Does your dog almost knock you down to get to their food? How about beating you in the door, with knowing you are fixing to give them some BENEFUL® Dog Food. That’s exactly what will happen once you start using BENEFUL® . Dogs love how it taste and whether it’s dry or wet, they want more.

BENEFUL® only uses the best wholesome ingredients for a complete, balanced nutrition, and taste good too. It contains antioxidants and omega-rich ingredients made just for your dog. BENEFUL® dry dog food for Healthy Weight, allows your dog to have all the goodness and made with real chicken. Helping your dog maintain a healthy weight is what BENEFUL® does. What about the PURINASTORE® BENEFUL® Healthy Puppy? It gives your beautiful little friend the calcium rich formula that will start them off at 100% of the nutrients they need. Made with real chicken makes it taste yummy to them.

Whoever said dogs don’t like salmon, obviously hasn’t given them BENEFUL® dry dog food with real salmon. Watch them wolf down this omega rich nutritional food that allows them the 100% nutrients needed by dogs daily. You’ll know how much they love it when they empty their bowls.

BENEFUL® wet dog food INCREDIBITES® offer your dog a wild ride with beef, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. the small bites are protein rich and contains 100% complete nutrition. Your dog will love you forever.

BENEFUL® CHOPPED BLENDS™ wet dog food will have your dog doing the doggy dance for sure with turkey, brown rice, spinach and sweet potatoes that flavor your dogs foods. It’s delightful taste and is chopped finely with sauce. It is amazingly tasty.

BENEFUL® keeps your pets in mind when creating savory foods that attract the most finicky dog. Whether a small dog or a huge dog, there’s a food made for them. Keep in mind that dogs don’t care if it’s nutritious, that’s our job. Your dog just care that it tastes good. They depend on us to keep them healthy, don’t let them down even once. BENEFUL®.com does that for you by making only food that benefits the healthy of your BFF. Best Friends Forever. BENEFUL® is sold online at http://wm6.walmart.com/purina-beneful.aspx#slide1


The Leading Mergers And Acquisitions Advisory Firm, Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is one of the investment banks that is known for its executive services on mergers & acquisitions consultancy also known as (M&A) advisory. This firm also offers corporate financing solutions which make it highly excellent in the business’ mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital operations and services cover the larger middle market on slideshare.net which according to the firm holds more potential for prosperity in the market than any other business class. This firm as established its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and as branches in continents such as North America, Africa, and Asia. Madison Street Capital also offers other services to the entire business industry like financial restructuring services, capital valuation, institutional and corporate advisory, business valuation services, financial report valuation, private equity and financial investor advisory to its clients in the business industry. This firm has been able to beat its competitors in the business industry by providing its customers with exceptional services. The firm’s staff have good market knowledge that has helped their clients prosper in their business. The staff and the executive services of this firm have been the greatest success tool to it.

Mergers and acquisitions or (M&A) involve business transactions whereby business entities transfer their ownership or that of its operating units or at times they are put together. Madison Street Capital understand that mergers and acquisitions are a very important management strategy. This strategy gives room for business entities to either their market or revolutionize their operations so as to achieve a better competitive position. Madison Street Capital gives business entities advisory on how to handle and go through a successful business merger or acquisition on youtube.com. It helps a firm identity its plus for mergers and acquisitions and what it will take to facilitate the transactions.

Madison Street Capital also helps the merging and acquiring business entities fulfill the legalities of the process. It helps the business entities legally and solidly consolidate or even pass over ownership. The main checkpoints for any merger or acquisition are the stock, equity interests and assets for both the business entities. With the skill and experience that Madison Street Capital possess, the help the business entities smoothly bring their assets and liabilities into one business entity. After a long business time, Madison Street Capital understands the essence of perfectly formulated mergers and acquisitions for a business’ future and success. You can be sure to be well served at Madison Street Capital on your mergers and acquisitions needs.