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Since coming into office, President Donald Trump has been making rumblings about the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA. The President has suggested everything from getting rid of NAFTA completely to renegotiating key terms of the pact.It has industry leaders in various sectors of the economy on edge, including those in the gas, oil and exploration industries. That includes Talos Energy officials. Talos is based in Houston, Texas, and explores for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Talos experts believe energy production will be the key that will keep NAFTA trading partners together.

The bottom line is this: Talos Energy and most energy companies think it’s in the best interests of all NAFTA parties to simply make no changes at all. Since NAFTA was enacted in 1994, the flow of energy between the three signatories – Canada, Mexico and the United States – has created a condition of maximum success for all. Especially in terms of energy, NAFTA has clearly been a win-win-win situation.That’s not to say the energy landscape hasn’t changed dramatically in the past decade. Energy production in the U.S. has soared, thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. America is now the world’s second largest producer of oil. It is among the top producers of natural gas.

While American energy booms, Mexico’s energy sector has been struggling. Even though Mexico is an oil-rich country, its output has actually gone down in recent years. Canada has been dealing with similar production problems. All this means that the U.S. enjoys a position of strength in the NAFTA arrangement as it is.The prospects for Mexico are looking up, however. In fact, Talos Energy recently partnered with Mexico and a British energy company to become the first foreign entity to drill for oil in Mexican territory in more than 80 years. Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938, but allowed Talos and it British partner in to explore for oil for the first time in 2017.If Mexico starts producing more oil, NAFTA – in its current form – becomes more important than ever.

A good entrepreneur has to think big. Jose Hawilla is someone that can attest for that. In the 80s he started what has become Brazil’s largest sports marketing company. In order to do something like this he would have to think big. He would have to think outside the box and really put yourself in a position to grow as an entrepreneur.

 

One big thing that Jose Hawilla believes is that entrepreneurs reach for the sky and make an attempt to do something that has not been done before. This is where he found his success. He went against the grain and did something that had not been done previously, and that is what allowed him to build up one of the world’s largest sports marketing companies. To see more you can visit gazetapress.com

 

 

Jose Hawilla also believed that there are great strides in humble beginnings. People that start small have the ability to move to the top, but there are obstacles that are bound to be in their way. What good entrepreneurs do is continue to learn from their mistakes. Even if they start small and have a hard time in the beginning they still know that they have the ability to grow. A lot of what an entrepreneur can accomplish depends heavily on their attitude. If they start small and continue to think small they will not get very far. If they start small, however, and have dreams to grow they will usually find a way to make this happen. It simply takes time and effort to build a better business over time. People that are serious about the concept of entrepreneurship are going to look at every opportunity, even if it is an obstacle, as a chance to get better. Some people may not realize it, but even negative feedback is something that can serve as a reminder to put the customers first.

 

Jose started small with his sports marketing agency, but he knew one thing for sure in the early beginning. He knew that he had to put his clients first. He had to listen to the voices of the people that he was serving.

 

 

When you need to make repairs to your home or business, finding a General Contractor to do the work can be difficult. Getting the person or company that is right for the job requires that you do a lot of research. Aloha Construction is a small family owned and operated contracting business that may fit your needs. They have been in business since 2008 and have successfully completed over 18,000 construction jobs.

Aloha Construction stands behind their work and make every effort they can to complete the job on time and on budget. They offer free estimates to potential clients and most of the time barring any unforeseen problems, they do finish the work at the price quoted. Aloha Construction employs many different experts in the fields of plumbing and electric so you know your work will be done correctly.

Aloha Construction does their work in Illinois and Wisconsin. They are fully insured and their work is bonded. You can rest assured that they are a reputable company to deal with. Honesty is their pride mark and they will guarantee any work that is done. Should you find that within the guarantee period, there is a problem with anything they have done, a quick call to their office is all you need to do. They will send someone out almost immediately to repair any damage.

Doing work with a contractor may involve many facets. You must first find the right one, have an estimate done and then schedule the work. Getting a firm completion date for the work is essential so that it does not take longer than your anticipated. Also, by getting an estimate of the complete job, you will avoid paying anyone by the hour. This saves you money in the long run as sometimes contractors will stretch the work out.

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Talos Energy, based in Houston, Texas, was founded shortly over five years ago and has been funded by private equity companies. Since its beginning and even as it expands, its focus continues to be in offshore exploration and drilling in and around the Gulf of Mexico. The year 2017 is a milestone in this company’s short history. In mid May, Talos Energy embarked on a joint venture with Premier Oil of London and Sierra Oil of Mexico to begin offshore drilling and exploration in the Sureste Basin. The site for this is off the state of Tabasco, in the Zama-1 well, which is believed to hold up to 500 million barrels of crude. In 2015 Mexico accepted bids from foreign energy companies and granted rights to this partnership for $16 million paid by Premier.

 

This too was the beginning of Mexico deregulating its oil market and allowing foreign competition entrance for the first time in nearly eight decades. Accordingly, Talos Energy is the sole operator of the well but has a 35 percent investment, Sierra a 40 percent investment and Premier a 25 percent investment. Industry analysts are expected to watch the impact this deregulation of oil will have on the Mexican market.

 

The second major news for Talos Energy occurred when in November, it announced it had purchased, and thus, was merging with Stone Energy of Lafayette, LA, for $2 billion. The company had filed bankruptcy status in the recent past, in part due to the oil bust. Talos Energy had delayed its plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, but with the merger between itself and Stone Energy, going public could occur perhaps by summer 2018. The company will trade under the “Talos stock ticker.” As to dispensation of shares, it is anticipated that 63 percent will be owned by Talos Energy and 37 percent by Stone Energy. The company will retain offices in New Orleans, Houston and Lafayette.

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Market America is a great money making opportunity not just for workers, but also for shoppers. People do not have to become unfranchise owners in order to make any type of money from Market America. As a matter of fact, this is one of the reasons that this company is one of the most popular sellers. People get more than products that they buy. They also get a chance to make the money they spend back with the cashback shopping program. Therefore, customers have more of a reason to shop from this company and any of the brands they are partnered with.

One thing that can attract shoppers is a company that is seeking to give shopper something. This is one of the main things that make a company successful. When business owners are looking for ways to make money, they often fail at it. It is when they are looking for ways to award their customers that they start profiting. One of the things this encourages them to do is find products or promotions that can encourage customers to shop with them. Market America has thought about what customers would want and have made sure that they get that.

People who want to sign up to be unfranchise owners can learn how to bring forth something that is going to get the attention of the customers. One thing that can help them is if they provide content that is helpful to the customers. For instance, the online marketers can provide blog posts that go into the topics that they are marketing. This is one example of how to earn money with Market America. Another thing that can be done is engage in social media. People can even do a combination of that so that they can bring in a large number of customers.

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Jordan Lindsey is a successful Forex trader and the founder of JCL Capital. He grew up in New York and during his childhood greatly enjoyed participating in sports. During his youth he loved competition, and he realized that he had a mind of an entrepreneur. By creating businesses and looking for opportunities in order to improve things he knew that he would change the way the world function from a young age.

Today he is a self-taught programmer and systems architecture designer and has utilized his experience to develop trading algorithms. Recently he has created his own cryptocurrency utilizing an algorithm that will help to generate demand for the token. The algorithm uses the principles of supply and demand to cause an appreciation of the value of the token. The token was launched during the second half of 2017. When asked as to what has helped him be successful Jordan Lindsey has responded that his experience as a leader has led him to improve stability to run a team. In order to be successful, a team requires trust and friction. In order to be an effective leader you must be able to responsibly delegate duties to those that you place in leadership roles, and you must not micromanage them.

As an entrepreneur, Jordan Lindsey has learned that in order to be successful you do not need to be, in fact, you only need to be right once. Through failure, you can be a success. By going outside of your comfort zone, you’re more likely to fail, however at the same time you’re more likely to encounter potential solutions to problems. If you stay within your comfort zone the only thing, you’ll be successful at his being mediocre. During your failures, you are subject to your greatest periods of learning. This is something that he has learned as an entrepreneur from the first-hand experience.

Jordan Lindsey is the founder of bitcoin growth bought a training algorithm that is 100% transparent and is part of a lending program that is accessible by anyone of the general public. It is one of the first trading algorithms that has been implemented on blockchain technology.

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Alexandre Gama is firm believer in one paying their dues and working hard. The Brazilian has done both during the last 40 years and it has paid off in spades. Gama chase his dreams as a teenager when he attended the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He graduated from the university in 1981 with a degree in Communications and Advertising.

Gama went right to work, obtaining a job with the firm Standard Ogilvy & Mather where he worked until 1990.

Gama did not stop there. He worked his way into being the CEO and COO of Young & Rubicam in 1996, leaving the firm to start his own agency in 1999. The agency has a name that should be familiar: Neogama.

Finding the right health solutions can be the difference between life and death for millions of people. Now, one of the health industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs is fighting to find new ways to heal people. That person, Ara Chackerian, has helped change the way people get treatment for serious health issues.

So who exactly is Ara Chackerian? Mr. Chackerian is an entrepreneur who works almost exclusively in the healthcare field. As the Managing Partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC, Mr. Ara Chackerian is ultimately best known as one of the co-founders of TMS Health Solutions. This innovative company has changed the way people with drug-resistant depression are treated and eventually healed of their depression issues.

In a recent interview for ideamench, Mr. Chackerian talked about his life as an entrepreneur in the healthcare field and revealed his process for finding new companies and ideas to help treat millions of people. When asked about his idea for TMS Healthcare Solutions, Mr. Chackerian talked about how he was looking for a new niche in the healthcare field. During his search, an associate of Mr. Ara Chackerian recommended that he look into the outpatient psychiatry space.

After doing some research, Mr. Chackerian realized that there was no real solution for people with serious depression other than drugs and talk therapy. So, Mr. Chackerian decided to open a network of clinics that offered a wide range of services to treat serious depression. The result is an outpatient experience unlike any other in the healthcare industry. You can search on Google for more info.

Each TMS Health Solutions clinic is designed to treat every patient visit as an experiential one. From the welcoming reception area to the friendly atmosphere, Mr. Chackerian is able to create a space where patients with depression are better able to receive treatment. Today, TMS Health Solutions is the premier depression outpatient specialist in Northern California.

With several decades of experience, Ara Chackerian has been able to find creative new ways to treat people. TMS Health Solutions is just one example of the entrepreneur’s successful strategy. As more people look for new ways to get treatment, Mr. Chackerian will be prepared to execute innovative healthcare solutions for the future.

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Bitcoin became a hot investment in 2017 and many analysts told people to get in on it as it took off. One investor, Paul Mampilly the author of the “Profits Unlimited” newsletter has other thoughts. Mampilly has been investing in stocks for many years without even going through a wealth manager, and now he’s instructing middle class people who are generally new to investing on how they can start their own portfolio and buy inexpensive stocks. Mampilly has been paying particular attention to Internet of Things stocks, and he did say that he would have recommended buying Bitcoin stocks early in 2017 prior to its surge, but he has a reason for avoiding it right now. The reason is because its price has gone much higher than it should due to demand that shouldn’t be as high as it is, and as a result it’s formed a bubble just like the dot-com industry did in the late 1990s. While Mampilly doesn’t recommend Bitcoin, he does say there are other stocks to look at.

Paul Mampilly spent many years in professional financial advisory services with big banks and alternative investment firms, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Montclair State University and an MBA from Fordham. He entered investment banking as a young assistant in the research department of Deutsche Bank, and his acumen move him up the ladder quickly to fund management positions, and he continued in high management positions when he joined ING and Banker’s Trust. Mampilly took a brief hiatus from banking in 2003 when he did consulting for a boutique firm, but he returned to Wall Street in 2006 when he became a director at Kinetics International Fund, the most prominent new hedge fund declared by Barron’s. Many new investors came to Kinetics International when word spread that the firm was managing as much as 40% annual returns, and their AUM grew from $6 billion to $25 billion in just a year. To see more, visit here.

Paul Mampilly had a lot of accomplishments on Wall Street including winning the investment competition at the Templeton Foundation in which he succeeded while the markets were down in 2008. But he became much happier when he left that life behind because he now had more time to spend with his family, and he could share financial insights with people who genuinely needed them. Mampilly’s newsletters were taken with skepticism at first, but as people started taking his advice they saw that it truly did work, and thus far hundreds of thousands have subscribed to his newsletters.

Paul Mampilly @ https://twitter.com/Paul_M_Guru

When Dr. Mark McKenna was a youth, it made sense to follow his father’s footsteps and practice medicine. Through the years, however, things began to shift. The rewards of a medical career are not what they once were. When he graduated from Tulane University’s medical school his love of medicine led him to join his family’s medical practice.

The newly minted doctor wanted more from life though. Thus began his foray into his first business venture – New Orleans real estate. Back then Dr. Mark McKenna started working a side job as a prison doctor so that he could invest more money in his new venture. His tenacity paid off. By 2005 things were looking very rosy for Dr. Mark McKenna. His properties were worth $5 million, and he had managed to grow his income to $500 thousand a year. Unfortunately, that was when Hurricane Katrina happened.

In the wake of Katrina, the good doctor like so many residents of New Orleans had to rebuild. They say every cloud has a silver lining after all, and that was true for the city of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. As the city struggled to get back on its feet, federal government resources were made available. Dr. McKenna participated in these assistance programs and helped rebuild the city by buying flood-damaged properties, repairing them and flipping them. To see more, visit here.

What Hurricane Katrina could not do, the sub-prime mortgage crisis nearly accomplished in 2010. It was his instinct that spared the doctor. When he noticed people with hardly any income to speak of were buying huge homes he sensed that something was wrong. That was when he got out of the real estate business. A decision which allowed him to dodge a bullet which many real estate investors never saw coming.

Longing to return to the medical field Dr. McKenna began Shape Med in Atlanta. It was a practice which focused on physical aesthetics, health, and fitness. In 2016 he sold Shape Med to Life Time Fitness, a publicly held company. The doctor remained on with Life Time Fitness in the position of National Fitness Director.

His new venture is OVME, which is pronounced “of me.” Dr. Mark McKenna started OVME with a $4 million infusion from an Atlanta venture capital firm which loved his business plan. OVME offers minimally invasive cosmetic services on demand. OVME’s focus is to maintain the client’s health and physical appearance. The doctor plans to expand the business to several other U.S. cities in coming years.

Dr. Mark McKenna @ www.facebook.com/smarkmckenna