Meet Dwight Neptune, 22-years-old CEO and co-founder of Beagle Drones

Source: CNBC

Meet Dwight Neptune, 22-year-old CEO and co-founder of Beagle Drones. Neptune began studying electrical engineering in high school and picked up drones as a hobby. When he and his co-founders built their first drone, it actually caught on fire because it wasn't wired properly. The New Jersey-based company has come a long way since. Neptune dropped out of college after three semesters to work on Beagle full time. Beagle is currently in the process of raising $1 million at a $4 million valuation. Watch the video to hear more about what it’s like raising funding as a Black founder.

12 Black Owned Luxurious Resorts & Hotels

Source: Black Excellence Excellist

Between versatile AirBnb’s, luxurious resorts, intimate boutique hotels, all-inclusive stays, and cozy bed-and-breakfast properties, Black Travelers have countless options for accommodations when traveling within the states. There is a hotel for every type of experience a traveler could want, and with enough research, you can even support black hospitality entrepreneurs in the process.

15 People You Need If You Want to be RICH

Source: Alux

This Alux video will answer the following questions:

15 People You Need If You Want to be RICH What people do you need to be rich? Who are the people that keep you rich? Who are the people that can make you rich? How to hire talent? Most important people to hire? What kind of people do rich people have around? How to find a good lawyer? How to find a good accountant? Why do rich people use private banking? What kind of people should you have in your inner circle? How do rich people pick friends? How do rich people choose who to hire? How to work for someone rich? What do rich people look for in an assistant? What kind of people do the wealthy hire? Who do you need in your inner circle if you want to be rich? What are the most valuable hires if you want to be rich? What kind of people will help you to become rich?

Gravity Industries Aerodynamic Jet Suit Latest Flight Test

Source: Gravity Industries

Latest wing testing and the evolution of our aerodynamic control at speed with the #JetSuit never stops at Gravity. Here with the awesome Benjamin Kenobi chasing with his Inspire drone.
With a rich family history in Aviation, former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity Industries in March 2017 to launch human flight into an entirely new era. The Gravity #JetSuit uses over 1000bhp of Jet Engine power combined with natural human balance to deliver the most intense and enthralling spectacle, often likened to the real life Ironman. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally and covered by virtually every media platform. The Gravity Team, based in the UK, have delivered over 100 flight & Speaking events across 30 countries including 5 TED talks.

How Etsy Became A $14 Billion Hand-Made Empire

Source: CNBC

When Etsy launched in 2005, it reported $1 million in gross merchandise sales. By 2019, that number had grown to $5 billion. But the company has also gone through a massive evolution as it transitioned from a private business to a publicly traded behemo

How The Global Elite, Ultra-Wealthy and Billionaires Travel Through Heathrow Airport

Source: Venture Giants

A review on how the Global elite, ultra-wealthy and billionaires, travel through Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow VIP service was bought to our attention by our investors and we thought it would be a good idea to tag along and find out more about how the service operated and how the richest people around the World traveled when flying from Heathrow Airport. Yes you can go from Luton via your private jet – but this level of luxury is really second to none.

Dippin’ Dots – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Source: Company Man

Dippin' Dots has famously been marketed as “The Ice Cream of the Future”. There was a time where I completely believed that statement but I can admit when I'm wrong. Dippin' Dots filed for bankruptcy in 2011 but have since made a respectable comeback. This video talks about the ups and downs of the business behind this unique product.

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Jenn Hyman The Women Who Build A Billion-Dollar Fashion Technology Business Empire

Source: Forbes

“I'm here to assure you that you can have it all,” says Jenn Hyman, co-founder and CEO of the disruptive fashion technology startup Rent the Runway. Hyman remains one of the few female founders to helm a billion-dollar empire, and the first to attain elusive unicorn status while also nine months pregnant. “You can have the life that you've always dreamed of having. And I think that it's crazy that I used to think that that was impossible.” In a landscape where outdated stereotypes are just one of the many challenges female leaders face as they rise the ranks, Hyman is busting the myth that high-achieving women must choose between a fulfilling career and achieving life ambitions beyond their professional pursuits. Since co-founding Rent the Runway in 2009 after attending Harvard Business School, Hyman has gone on to raise over $500 million in funding, growing the business to over 11 million members and revolutionizing the $2.4 trillion fashion industry along the way. Change has extended far beyond her professional life too, and Hyman stresses the importance of this in her evolution and success as a leader. “My whole life has changed. I'm married, I have kids, I have a much more balanced life than I had in the early days of Rent the Runway,” she says. “But that doesn't mean that I work fewer hours now; I still work with the same level of intensity. But I think that it's extremely important to have other things in your life that you are as obsessed with or more obsessed with than work.”

10 BEST BUSINESSES You Can Start ONLINE in 2020

Source: Alux

This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What kind of online business is most profitable? What is the best business to start in 2020? What are the most successful small businesses? What is the best online business to start in 2019? What are the top 10 online businesses? How can I earn fast money? What businesses are in demand? How do I decide what business to start? Which type of business is best? What's the easiest business to start? What's the easiest type of business to start? Which industry is most profitable? What is the best online business to start in 2020? Is 2020 a good time to start a business? Which business is best for students? How can I make money in 2020? How can I earn money in home? How can I make a lot of money online? How can I make $100 a day? How can I make $100 a day online without investment? How can I turn 100 dollars into 1000 a day? What kind of business can I start from home? What business will be successful in future? Which home based business is the best? Is online selling profitable? What are the top 5 most profitable businesses? How can I start my own online store? What kind of business can I do online? What are the top online businesses? How can a 2020 beginner make money online? What is the best startup business for 2019? What is the cheapest most profitable business to start? What are the worst businesses to start? What are the most successful big businesses? What is the best business for ladies? What can I sell online?

Avon reports the number of people signing up to be sales representatives had more than doubled

(qlmbusinessnews.com via theguardian.com – – Mon, 20th July2020) London, Uk – –

Number of new reps who sell products to people in their homes has more than doubled

Avon looks set to be calling at many more UK homes after the cosmetics company revealed that the number of people signing up to be sales representatives had more than doubled in the lockdown.

The company, which boasts 5 million “reps” globally, said it had seen a 114% “surge” in the number of new representatives joining its UK businesssince lockdown began.

Founded in 1886, Avon has been struggling to keep pace with changing consumer tastes and habits, and has faced increased competition from new brands backed by online influencers. But the company said the pandemic had prompted many people to look for new ways of earning cash, and that, amid a looming jobs crisis, growing numbers were on the hunt for opportunities to supplement their income.Advertisement

It said the spike in sign-ups came amid predictions that the economic impacts of Covid-19 would be “disproportionately felt by women”.

The company has also changed its commission structure, so that reps can now earn 20% on their sales of £1 and over. Previously sales had to reach £90 before reps qualified for commission.

Sian Erith, who lives in Norfolk,kickstarted her Avon business during lockdown as restrictions forced her to take a break from a career in hairdressing. Using social media to generate online sales at a time when personal selling was not possible, Sian said she earned £600 in her first three weeks.

Avon was founded in 1886 by David McConnell, a travelling book salesman who found that female customers – who often answered the door because their husbands were at work – were more interested in the free perfume samples he offered as an additional perk. McConnell recruited women to act as sales agents for the products he mixed from an office in New York.

Avon’s UK business launched in 1959, and the first “Ding dong, Avon calling” TV adverts aired in 1964, and it soon became a British catchphrase.

The rise of social media has fuelled rapid change in the beauty market, helping to launch brands backed by online influencers, such as Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics, which are now challenging the big, established names.

However, the company – now owned by the Brazilian beauty group Natura, also the owner of The Body Shop – remains one of the biggest names in the world of “direct selling” – which does not use shops – and claims to have a huge reach in the UK. It claims to be one of the top three beauty brands in the country “with six million women seeing an Avon brochure every three weeks”.

Angela Cretu, Avon’s chief executive, said: “As the recession tightens its grasp on communities in the wake of Covid-19, people are looking for new ways to earn.” She added that the company was preparing for “a tidal wave” of new sign-ups.

Cretu also said that many of the reps played a crucial role within their communities, as they often provided support to vulnerable individuals by picking up prescriptions and helping with shopping.

The 114% increase relates to those signing up between 23 March and 7 June this year compared with the same period in 2019.

By Rupert Jones

How Crocs Became An Unlikely Billion-Dollar Brand

Source: Make it

These are Crocs. And a lot of people think they’re really ugly. People who love to hate Crocs had cause to celebrate in 2008, when investors were writing the company off as a passing fad. Crocs lost over $185 million that year and cut 2,000 jobs. The stock plunged to just over $1 a share from a high of about $69 a year earlier. But over the next decade, Crocs would go on to sell 700 million pairs of shoes worldwide. Recently, the clogs have have been strutting down runways at luxury fashion shows. Celebrities like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Post Malone are wearing the shoes. It’s a top brand among Gen Z. And limited edition Crocs are selling for up to $1,000 on the resale market. Crocs have become… a collector’s item.

How Much Money Do You Need To Earn To Be Happy?

Source: CNBC

There's a link between how much money we make and how satisfied we are with our lives. An often cited 2010 study about salary and happiness found that our happiness increases up until we reach the $75,000 mark. Then, it plateaus. We spoke with top happiness experts to see how that finding holds up and to find out how much you need to earn to be happy.

How The Man Who Challenged Tesla Went Bankrupt

Source: BI

Faraday Future, a California-based electric-car startup and Tesla's once rival, generated buzz in 2015 as the company poached top talent from Tesla, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Ferrari. Called “Tesla killer,” Faraday’s meteoric rise in notoriety occurred on dubious underpinnings — the company did not promise a product, nor did it announce any concrete plans for its first few years of operation. The mystery surrounding Faraday was only matched by its enigmatic cofounder and CEO, Jia “YT” Yueting, the billionaire businessman who founded multiple telecom companies in China but left abruptly to become the CEO of Faraday. We took a look at YT and Faraday Future's promise, the financial woes that led them both to bankruptcy, and YT's relationship with the reanimated Faraday today.

10 Strategies People Use to be Successful on Social Media

Source: Alux

This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What should be my social media strategy? How does one create a successful social media strategy? What makes a social media campaign successful? What companies have great social media strategies? Should one have a social media strategy? What social media strategy would give the best results? What are the most common mistakes businesses make with their social media strategies? What are the best strategies for social media marketing? What is the key to a Successful social media strategy? How do you define a social media strategy? How to win at social media? How to make a good post on social media? What is the best social media for business? How is social media used for business? Why social media is important for business? What are benefits of social media? What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media?

10 Companies Moving to REMOTE Working FULL TIME

Source: Alux

This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What are 10 Companies Moving to Remote working Full Time? What companies are switching to work from home? How do you transition to work from home? Why do companies are switching to remote working? Is working from home the future? What is the difference between work at home and work from home? Would you switch to flexible working from home if you could? What companies are hiring work from home? What type of work can I do from home? Why working from home is good for business? What are the best legit work from home jobs? Is working from home good? How do you plan your day working from home? Is working from home becoming more popular? How can I work effectively from home?

How Much do Franchises Actually Make? Food, Cleaning, Senior Care & More

Source: FC

How much do franchises actually make, and why is this information impossible to find? We look at 5 of the biggest names in food compare with popular industries like beauty, cleaning, senior care, staffing and more. We'll also explore franchises that can make as much or more as some of the big name food franchises, for an investment that is 10X less. According to a Franchise Business Review report, 51.5 percent of food franchises earn profits of less than $50,000 a year; only about 7 percent of food franchises have profits over $250,000. The average profit for all restaurants in the report was $82,033. You can see a very small amount of food franchises earn decent money and many owners are struggling or have bought themselves a job. Also keep in mind, if you are looking at a very established big name franchise, you get the leftovers in terms of territory. In most cases the owners making the most money are the locations that opened up long ago and received the best territories. And this is an argument we often hear, someone knows someone who owns 10 Dunkin Donuts and they did well, yes, but they bought them 20 years ago. There is 20 years worth of competition that has built up since that time.

UK Government-backed loan schemes for businesses top £31bn

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The data shows a steady rise in claims under the so-called furlough scheme but a further leap in so-called bounce back loans.

Three government-backed loan schemes for UK businesses have paid out more than £31bn to date, according to updated Treasury data on taxpayer support for firms and workers' wages.

The latest figures showed almost 750,000 companies had seen loans approved by Sunday 31 May under the emergency COVID-19 funding initiatives; the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS).

The data showed that £31.3bn had been paid out by banks – up from £27.5bn a week ago.

The growth continued to be led by demand for the BBLS, in which sums – 100% guaranteed by the government – can be borrowed up to a maximum of £50,000.

The Treasury said £21.3bn had been dispersed by lenders to 699,354 companies.

The total number of applications for bounce back loans stood at more than 873,000.

A sum of £8.9bn had been lent to nearly 46,000 companies under CBILS, and a further £1.1bn to 191 companies as
part of CLBILS, the figures showed.

It was also confirmed that the number of workers' wages being supported by the Job Retention Scheme, also known as the furlough scheme, which is aimed at limiting the lockdown's impact on employment, had topped 8.7 million – up from 8.4 million a week earlier.

The Treasury put the cost at £17.5bn to date.

There are growing worries about the total cost of the taxpayers' support – estimated by the Office for Budget Responsibility to top £120bn – and the government's exposure should small firms default on bounce back loans.

RBS chairman Sir Howard Davies told a Sunday Times panel last week that a central pool should be set up to carry bad debts held by banks under the scheme, should borrowers go under in the looming recession for the UK economy.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) last week that will let businesses bring back staff part-time from July, but introduce a taper requiring firms to contribute to salaries from August.

The scheme itself is to be closed at the end of October.

This week until Thursday, Dermot Murnaghan will be hosting After the Pandemic: Our New World – a series of special live programmes about what our world will be like once the pandemic is over.

We'll be joined by some of the biggest names from the worlds of culture, politics, economics, science and technology. And you can take part too.

James Sillars Business Reporter

15 Examples of MILLIONAIRE MATH

Source: Alux

This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What is millionaire math? What are some examples of millionaire math? What does it take to make 1 million dollars. How to make a million dollars step by step? What is this concept called Millionaire Math? How does Millionaire Math work? How to break down a million dollars? How do people become millionaires? What do investors means when they say: Know your numbers? What are the most important numbers in business? How do rich people think? What do people mean when they say millionaire math? What are some examples of how businesses are making money? How can a person make a million dollars with examples? How to do millionaire math? You need to make $2740 for 365 days to hit a million dollars!