Many companies in the United States incorporate philanthropic efforts into their overall business plans. Ask just about any “C” level executive in a corporation, and he or she would tell you it is not only an altruistic venture that benefits others, but also an image enhancer for the company. One may say it is surprising, then, that more companies in the great state of Texas do not follow this example. One company in the Lone Star State, however, has been contributing their time. talent and treasure to those in need for over a decade.
Stream Energy, based in Dallas, Texas, is a direct-selling company that provides services for energy, wireless phone, and protective home services. Recently the company’s philanthropic efforts were highlighted in an article posted on Patch.com (see: “Dallas-Based Stream Energy Creates Stream Cares For Philanthropy” — by: Leslie Kennedy, Patch.com, March 5, 2018 https://patch.com/texas/dallas-ftworth/dallas-based-stream-energy-creates-stream-cares-philanthropy ). In this article we find that phllanthropic work has been woven into the culture of the company from the get go. This is perhaps best summarized by this quote from Kimberly Girard, Senior Event Manager at Stream Energy: “We’re an organization with heart, and we plan to consistently identify new and strategic ways to give back — especially ways that tie in with the efforts of our associates.”
As direct sellers of the Stream Energy portfolio of products and services, these associates are driven not only by their commissions, but their desire to make a positive difference in their marketplace and community. “Giving back” has taken many different forms throughout the years. One example is Operation Once in a Lifetime, an initiative in which Stream Energy associates worked to provide financial and moral support to veterans and their families.
More recently, Stream Energy formed Stream Cares Foundation, in partnership with Hope Supply Co. to assist those in need. Hope Supply Co. has been in business for a number of years providing clothing, school supplies and more to the homeless. Together, these two organizations are working hard to help not only the homeless community, but also those affected by natural disasters.
The stock market can be one of the most exciting rollercoasters you will ever ride. There are peaks and valleys and you never know what is around the corner. Some believe they can tame it while others believe they are at its mercy. Whichever side of the coin you are on, there are plenty of players to trade and it has been that way throughout history.
Remembering back to some of the market’s unpredictability can be a scary recollection. Take for instance the crash of ’87. If you have seen the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” you will be familiar with how this doomsday unfolded on what is known as Black Monday. Brokers went in to work that October Monday morning not having a clue what they would see within the first few minutes of the opening bell. What they walked into was a disaster. The Dow plummeted more than 500 points, 508 to be exact. Brokers spent the morning fielding calls from freaked out Investors who were sweating bullets from the fear of massive losses. The day brought chaos and uncertainty without a smoking gun. It is not as if the dollar had gone bad overnight or that an economy somewhere around the world had collapsed. The market can be volatile and unforgiving. It is important to stay educated on how to predict the peak and valleys.
The Oxford Club, founded in 1999, aims to educate investors on how to navigate the unpredictable market. Offering a multitude of online resources to keep investors educated is part of the Oxford Club’s mission.
The Oxford Club puts in the research so the individual investor does not need to. Selecting the opportunity that will provide the most bang for the buck while minimizing the risk is how they serve the investor.
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The investment industry is changing rapidly with new technology. In the current market, cryptocurrency is a hot investment. Over the past few months, the value of certain currencies have more than doubled.
Daniel Mark Harrison
is a co-founder of Monkey Capital. During his time in business
, he has served clients who want to invest in assets that have more risk and higher potential returns. Although this style of investing is not for everyone, it is a great way to add diversity to your portfolio. Daniel Mark Harrison is excited about the potential for growth in his business in the years ahead.
Daniel Mark Harrison has always been interested in money and finance. When he was young, he would read a lot of books on investing and personal finance. When he was in college, he spent a lot of time helping others with financial planning.
He decided to focus on financial planning as a career. He started working at a financial planning firm right out of college. However, he did not like the way the company treated customers. He decided to go out and start his own company. He believed that he could add value to customers who wanted a different investing experience.
One of the biggest factors in the investment returns people receive is the amount of risk they are comfortable with. Daniel Mark Harrison likes to help people invest in risky assets that have the potential for a huge return.
Over the years, many of his investment ideas have resulted in losses for his clients. However, he has also had a lot of great investments that earned his clients high returns. He is excited about the potential growth of Monkey Capital in the years ahead. Daniel Mark Harrison believes that everyone can succeed with their investing if they work hard enough.
When TIDAL was first released in October of 2014, it was one of many subscription-based music streaming services already available to the public. When Jay Z acquired the business and re-launched it in March of 2015 he was determined to make it stand out from the crowd. Introduced as the first artist-owned streaming service, it was off to great start. This next question was how to continue building client contracts for a most successful business. Enter Desiree (Des) Perez.
I had first heard of TIDAL when I heard it was how I was going to be one of the first to watch Beyoncé’s full visual album Lemonade. Other artists and co-owners of TIDAL that have released albums via the artist-owned platform include Rihanna, T.I. and Kanye West. Des Perez is helping TIDAL finalize more multi-million dollar contracts today.
Apparently, negotiating contracts is what she does because she’s too good at it. With husband Juan Perez running Roc Nation Sports, Des Perez had her hand in many Roc Nation contracts. With Jay Z as founder of this company, it’s no wonder he hired Des Perez on as an exec at TIDAL. He had seen her in action.
It may also be worth noting that Perez is part of the Hova Circle of Influence – the force behind both Roc Nation and TIDAL. The group also includes her spouse, Jay Brown, Jana Fleishman, Chaka Pilgrim, and TyTy Smith.
Some of Perez’s contributions to the music industry include the negotiations of Beyoncé’s Formation stadium tour, and Rihanna’s Samsung deal. With this fierce, strong-willed, argumentative power house on their side to negotiate with new artists and competitive companies, TIDAL has rightfully shifted its focus from being a collective database of everything ever recorded, to being the first to provide the next best in music to its subscribers.
TIDAL has multiple initiatives to start helping subscribers see what they’re working toward, including Tidal Discovery where a user can listen to all the new releases, Tidal Rising to discover emerging artists, and TIDAL X to view live performances. With everything in the works currently and a negotiator like Perez on their side, TIDAL is seeing high tide climb higher and higher.