Sweetgreen: A Story of Passion, Caring, and Success

As with many startups, the founders are committed, hardworking, and very disciplined. Such is the case with Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru, the founders of Sweetgreen. The Bloomberg article about the stunning success of these three entrepreneurs showcases the drive and determination of these men, and their desire to provide a better, and healthier product that apparently, everyone wants. The group, together as students at Georgetown University, was growing tired of the campus food offerings, and while looking for better food elsewhere struck on the idea of opening their own restaurant. So, in 2007 with the funding help of some 40 friends and relatives, that’s just what they did. The rest, as they say, is history. What started out as a desire to find better food to eat has now blossomed into a chain of 43 restaurants, with more scheduled to open soon. Sweetgreen offers a menu of food that is grown by farmers sourced by Sweetgreen who use only organic, local, and antibiotic-free cheese and poultry. The company emphasizes simpler recipes that feature natural flavors with natural sweeteners such as honey and agave for a finishing touch.


Thanks to several rounds of venture capital funding, they were able to realize their goal of expansion. Their business plan consisted of selling a dream, and focusing on the outcome, which by all accounts was the key to their success. Other intangibles are the group’s innate ability to make the right decisions and then knowing when to act on them. Nathaniel Ru, one of Sweetgreen’s co-founders and co-CEOs, speaks of passion and purpose in his restaurants. This passion that drives the company’s success is part of a shared bond of entrepreneurship that all three founders shared from the beginning, and today, they remain the best of friends.


Mr. Ru also talks of how the use of technology enhances their operational efficiency to keep everyone connected at all times. Due to his busy travel schedule, Mr. Ru relies on technology to maintain the close relationships between his employees and the principals of the company, which adds to the company culture of teamwork. Perhaps a main reason why the company’s vision is centered around teamwork and values is because all three founders are the children of entrepreneurs themselves. From that beginning not so long ago, a dream is now a reality for these three men. They’re creating magic among their employees, too. Mr. Ru and his partners are dedicated to their employees and they’ve structured the company in such a way that if someone leaves the company, they want to know why. The relationships between their farmers are just as important, as well as with the app developers. It’s obvious to even a casual observer that Mr. Ru and his partners have something special in Sweetgreen, and they’re happily changing how and what people eat. More importantly, the level of happiness and productivity among Sweetgreen’s employees may someday set a new standard for employers everywhere to follow.



Don Ressler Knows How To Make Fabletics Successful

Don Ressler is a very successful person. He is a determined, enterprising man who turns every project that he works on into gold. Ressler has started several start-up companies, including Intelligent Beauty and the well known Fabletics. Fabletics grew out of another of his start-up companies that saw great success, JustFab. Ressler and Goldenberg have proven to be a great match for working together, and their skills combine to generate wealth in every venture they touch.

After he sold his initial start-up, FitnessHeaven, to Intermix Media in 2001, Ressler teamed up with Adam Goldenberg to start Alena Media. It was also very successful and raked in millions of dollars. After News Corp bought Intermix and essentially refused to show any attention to the widely profitable Alena Media, the two decided it was time to look for newer opportunities.

Despite being frustrated and disappointed, the two did not let it get them down. Don Ressler and Goldenberg were very confident is their skills and prowess as entrepreneurs. It didn’t take them long to establish a new plan of action, and the two put together a new team comprising of old colleagues from the Alena Media days. In Adam Goldenberg’s living room, the new team met to throw ideas around on LinkedIn. It didn’t take long for them to work out the designs for Intelligent Beauty, though in that time it was referred to as Brand Ideas.

Another start-up called DERMSTORE focused on skincare, and the team focused their energies on getting the company established. Following in their proven model of never standing still, the team set up SENSA, a weight loss system they worked on in collaboration with Dr. Alan Hirsch. They even brought on Brett Brewer as CEO, a familiar face from the days of their work with Intermix. Ressler and Goldenberg were so successful that they found themselves receiving funding from Technology Crossover Ventures.

In 2010 they started JustFab, which initiated a chain of events, new start-ups and an evolving theme. They bought FabKids in 2013 and the followed that up with buying The Fab Shoes. These new acquisitions brought 500,000 new subscribers to add to their already established membership of 1.5 million. These events led to Don Ressler and Goldenberg joining forces with Kate Hudson and the establishment of a new startup, Fabletics. Fabletics provides its members monthly athletic wear delivered to their homes and chosen for them best on their own preferences. Just like all of Ressler and Goldenberg’s start-ups, Fabletics is very successful.

Madison Street Capital Qualifies for the 15th Edition of the Annual M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor recently announced that Madison Street Capital is one of the companies that had been nominated to participate in its 15th annual award. The award that is offered by the M&A Advisor is significant to companies since it shows that they are in the uttermost of success in the finance industry. It also acknowledges the intelligence in closing deals, funding and supporting, as well as appreciates the involvement and accomplishment of the sector’s principal firms and experts.

The company has been selected to be part of the businesses that will be running for the Industrials Deal of the Year and the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year-International. Madison Street Capital was given a chance to participate in the Industrials Deal of the Year Award contest due to its exceptional input in the transaction that assisted Dowco to purchase the Acuna & Asociados S.A. The deal gained a lot of credit, and it was spearheaded by the company’s senior managing director, Mr. Karl D’Cunha.

Charles Botchway, who is the chief executive officer and founder of the Madison Street Capital, said that his firm is pleased about its contribution that assisted Dowco in acquiring the Acuna & Asociados S.A. The company has had a good relationship with Dawco for many years. Mr. Biotchway believes that it is a great privilege for his business to be offered an opportunity to participate in the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year- International Award. The company’s staff who are in charge of transactions strive to connect its clients across the globe with new businesses that they need for them to be successful. The acquisition of the Acuna & Asociados S.A was a complicated overseas transaction that was affected by various factors. According to Mr. D’Cunha, the company appreciates the recognition that it received due to the transaction. The firms that will secure the award will be named by the M&A Advisor on 9th November during its awarding ceremony that will be hosted at the New York Athletic Club. More information can be found on PR.com.

Madison Street Capital is an international company that offers investment banking solutions. The company has service provision values and the include integrity, excellence, and leadership. Its primary solutions include offering finance guidance, merger and acquisitions, value approximation of enterprises, and investment suggestions. The services of Madison Street Capital help in ensuring that’s clients penetrate the international market successfully. The company takes up the missions and aims of its customers and works hard to ensure that they are accomplished. It also perceives the emerging markets to be a significant aspect that can boost the growth of its clients across international borders. Madison Street Capital’s services are provided professionally, and this has helped it in gaining the trust of the customers.

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WEN By Chaz Creates Big Shiny Locks For Hair-Challenged Blogger

Beauty blogger Emily McClure had a dirty, little secret. Even though she writes a lot about beauty, her own hair was limp and lackluster.
Emily was hoping for a hair miracle when she reached for a bottle of WEN by Chaz, the unique no lather shampoo system. She tested out the famous line for seven days for Bustle and even kept a hair diary with hair selfies.

Wen hair by Chaz has become a global favorite, as thousands of people have dropped their regular shampoos and conditioners loaded with harmful detergents. People have switched to WEN for the no lather shampoo experience, for healthier, stronger, shinier hair. Famous west coast stylist Chaz Dean (see; https://chazdean.com/store.aspx) created the brand, based on his own holistic lifestyle. He knew that sulfates were weakening and ruining everyone’s hair, so he invented cleansing conditioners that are kind to hair of any type in any condition.

His special, plant-based ingredients nourish and care for hair from root to end, delivering volume and mega-watt shine. The no lather formulas are so phenomenal, Chaz Dean has not used a lather shampoo on himself or his clients for more than 20 years. CHaz sells his creations exclusively at Sephora and eBay online.

Emily began a daily AM wash with WEN and noticed her hair was quickly getting used to the routine and no-poo system. She posted selfies that showed her readers how gorgeous her fine hair could become. Even her close friends wanted to know her new hair secret. Emily’s hair was suddenly glossy, soft and manageable.

Emily learned to pamper her hair on WEN by Chaz, which meant always blow-drying and making the effort to beautify her locks. WEN delivers the ultimate if you have the time to massage the product in the shower and then blow-dry and style.

It’s that simple; WEN by Chaz can create hair miracles.

Lime Crime’s Doe Deere Reveals All About Her Rise To The Top

The cosmetics industry is one that is often found to be dominated by traditional companies who have been part of the landscape for decades; however, a new breed of entrepreneur is now making a major imprint on how the industry is operated and the marketing of each brand takes place. One of those who has recently found herself rewarded with a place on the prestigious “Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs” created by Self Made Magazine is Doe Deere of the Lime Crime brand that has been at the forefront of the changes taking place in the cosmetics industry.

That is not to say Doe Deere has had an easy ride with the introduction and building of the Lime Crime brand across a number of years. After completing her fashion education in New York Deere created her own line of clothing that was sold via an Online marketplace, which demanded a company name for the newly created brand. Deere has revealed the birth of Lime Crime saw her choose a name without any real meaning, but one she felt would stand out Online; despite the brand changing focus the founder and CEO has remained loyal to the brand name and keeps it in a world where image remains all important.

Since turning her attention to the bold color choices of cosmetics the Lime Crime brand, Doe Deere has become one of the top executives in the industry for her innovative approach to makeup creation and marketing. The Russian born entrepreneur has become a huge fan of Instagram, which she uses to launch and publicize her own cosmetics to her loyal following of unicorns; a new range of more subdued colors is the new focus of Doe Deere and Lime Crime as the company embarks on the next, more mature stage of its journey to future success.

Securus Is Committed To Making Inmate Requests Easier

Digital forms have been long at work cutting down on paperwork for businesses and government agencies, and now correctional facilities are moving into digitizing their systems. Up till now, most correctional facilities have stuck to paper and pen forms for special requests like grievance forms, medical exams, college course applications, and others in an effort to restrict the access that inmates have to outside contraband. But now Securus Technologies are implementing the digital request forms through their ConnectUs platform so that inmates can easily submit reports, and now guards don’t have to spend as much time processing paperwork. Many prisons have already started using digital kiosks to allow inmates to purchase allowed items and transfer funds.


Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based IT firm who provides solutions to correctional departments and facilities. They use some of the most high-tech secure lines and provide monitoring and network management services, as well as inmate response systems. Securus uses predictive analytic technology to monitor inmate behavioral patterns and can send alerts to law enforcement agents if there is an ongoing investigation or an immediate threat to prison personnel safety. But Securus has also made communication easier between inmates and their families and blown the whistle on other prison telecom companies that have engaged in corrupt practices.


 Securus has developed an instant mail program that has helped inmates’ personal mail get delivered faster, and can scan for any dangerous activities while cutting down on mailroom personnel staffing needs. But one of their biggest developments has been a video visitation solution that has helped prisons provide even better visitation experiences for inmates and their families. Inmates are given a room that has cameras and a videoconferencing feature, and families can communicate with them over the internet right from the comfort of their own home without waiting in line.


JustFab Wants More Women To Find Good Clothes

JustFab wants to make sure that women are going to be able to find better clothes by giving them a chance to wear something that was sent to them that looks good.

They create things that are going to help women look good, and they want to make sure that they can reach more women by using extended sizes. Learn more about JustFab: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-justfab-wants-to-be-the-next-hm-20150402-story.html

The sizes that they are now offering mean that any woman can wear their clothes, and it also means that women can order boxes every month for a special event.

JustFab was made as a service for women who need to shop for their clothes online because they do not have time.

It is not going to be easy for women in larger sizes to get, and women who have to wear something that is very small will be able to do the same thing. It makes it easier for everyone to get the clothes they want, and they are going to be able to pick the colors and styles they want.

The women who are shopping online are going to have to make sure that they can get the accessories that they need. They can go for shoes that are going to fit them, and they are going to like the fact that they will be able to wear them right out of the box.

The whole point of JustFab is to make sure that a woman gets what she needs without doing any work.

JustFab is going to use the FabForAll hashtag for as long as it can so that they can make sure they have more subscribers.

They want to make sure that they have a way of reaching out, and extended sizes will do it. They know that they can get a woman to feel her best with one box.