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50 Million Dollars Later Kosi Stobbs Is An Immigrant Success Story

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Canada, due to its favorable immigration policy, has attracted diverse nationalities to live among its natives. Consequently, the country has benefited from imported talent in its finest form. Canada is actually ranked second to Germany in terms of its holistic sustainability. It is, therefore, no wonder you will notice a significant increase in immigrants, mostly families, who seek and indeed do find a promising future here. One of the greatest examples of an immigrant who has risen against all odds to become astoundingly successful is CEO Kosi Stobbs.  Stobbs is a first-generation Canadian whose parents immigrated to Canada with $100 and hope for the future. Stobbs’ life is a perfect picture of how an opportunity in a foreign country can unleash your potential if you are goal-oriented, self-motivated, and ready to turn into a multi-faceted businessperson.

Young, Ambitious, Goal Oriented and Millionaire at 30

Stobbs might have grown up in a humble home, but that did not stop him from achieving his goals. From an early age, Stobbs was known among his peers as a hard worker. He worked at Burger King to raise college tuition. After living the reality of his dream to become a mechanical engineer, Stobbs went ahead to immerse his feet into real estate. He purchased his first investment asset at the age of 22. 8 years later, Stobbs would become a millionaire and shortly after that a multi-millionaire with an excess of $50 million in assets.

CEO Ruling His Own Companies and Uplifting Lives of others

The most significant marker on Stobbs’ resume is his long experience in investment. The man started from scratch, and despite that he had to serve fast food to survive, it taught him how to savor every moment of the bitter-sweet life he lived back then. As Stobbs runs his empire, he considers the staff members as one of the biggest contributors to his accomplishments in business. Currently employing 200 employees, Stobbs uses his influence as a leader to make sure that all the needs people working with him are met. 

Real Estate Rock star: Buying More Companies

A mechanical engineer by profession, Stobbs orchestrated a major change when he expanded his horizons into the real estate industry. He had seen the thriving market of buying and selling properties and there was no way he could miss the opportunity to grow in the industry. Innately hardworking and boldly ambitious, Stobbs was able to successfully build Property Owl Investment Solution to acquire both real estate and operating companies. His ventures expanded beyond residential sites with sight set on buying more companies.

Designed Multiple Topics for Varied Courses and Plans for 2020

Stobbs is sensitive to the need of introducing education material to those who aim for personal growth and success in business. He is living true to the name he has earned in the real estate arena. Known as the logical thinker in real estate, Stobbs has designed courses in varied topics meant to aspire and to guide individuals towards being self-driven in life. As part of his advocacies of imparting lessons, Stobbs has spoken at real estate camps as well as youth prisons and camps. 

Marvelous prospective projects and lavish business deals will mark Stobbs’ endeavors to flourish in the country’s real estate industry. The main goal is to purchase companies that are still budding to become a magnate. 

As a result of a family’s reverie to live a satisfying life away from the tropical climate in Jamaica, a successful and self-made real estate business millionaire is reaping the good harvest in Canada. This is a living testimony that there is a better life ahead of this country as long as dreams still exist.  

Ulyses Osuna has made his own unique advances to traditional PR-marketing activities to help his public relations endeavors succeed. He is one of six founders to be featured in an Inc Magazine article on "Millennials with a Thriving Business" and has also been featured in the Huffington Post as a 19-Year-Old dominating the PR space.

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Todd Stephenson: From Owning Bakeries to Becoming the Top E-commerce Entrepreneurs in America

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This young guy has managed to set an example for all the youngsters wishing to become entrepreneurs.

For many people, their ultimate goals in life are met only when they pass through a lot of other things or expeditions. Only when entrepreneurs start their journeys, walk through it that they realize that their actual calling is something else & that they must put efforts in that direction to become successful in life.

One such young lad we know is Todd Stephenson, who initially ran a chain of bakeries around Florida with his business partner & later realized that they could also attain massive success in the e-commerce world.

Both Todd & his partner knew the number of opportunities the e-commerce industry could offer them & so they got fascinated with opening up a company online without having to do much like a brick & mortar store. With this idea & aim in mind, both of them started to launch numerous e-commerce stores that sold camping accessories to teddy bears just to see the traction they could get.

Soon with gaining experience in the market, they realized that the custom product industry was blooming & going to be the next big thing. After deciding to head towards this business, Todd, along with his partner, launched many custom products & then finally saw the most traction getting received by custom socks.

Innovative Entrepreneur Todd Stephenson:

Initially, they made socks with faces of dogs printed on them & the idea became such a hit that Todd realized that this is the idea they must work upon more. Today Todd Stephenson is the co-founder of PupSocks, which is a rising company that creates socks with printed pet’s faces on them.

Hailing from Naples, Florida, Todd was born in 1994 & studied from the University of Central Florida (UCF); little did he know then that he was going to be a success story with his e-commerce company.

PupSocks Best Socks Company in America:

PupSocks has today become the most famous company in Atlanta that sells customized socks capturing pet images & creating innovative pairs of socks that also gives the required comfort. Not just this, Todd, along with his partner Zach Zelner also works for the betterment of pets & gives back to organizations that support & love pets.

There are two organizations that these two dynamic individuals are associated with. One is Humane Society, which is widely known as a center for adoption, a vet center & also a provider for educational programs. The second is Ahimsa House that works for pets & humans suffering from domestic violence & provides them with safer places.

Mission to give top quality socks to the world:

Creating a company that offers a variety of innovative products like pet image printed socks, pup blankets, etc. & at the same time give it back to communities that work for precious pets is what defines Todd. He also believes that success doesn’t mean money; it means freedom.

Todd says that since he is not tied up in a corporate job, he has the freedom to run his own business & also can control his own life by carving a path towards success.

 

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Meet Andrew Ragusa: The Real Estate Investor Who Wants To Give Back To People Around Him

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For many people, college is not the way to find financial freedom. Though we are pressured from a young age to attend college and get a good education to help get a better job in life, for some it is not the only pathway to success. This is what Andrew Ragusa discovered, perhaps a bit too late, when beginning his business career.
“I went to college because my parents and everyone else told me that was the right thing to do, and $60k in debt later as well as a bunch of promises by the college recruiter that they will help me get a job, I was a secretary in a physician’s office with a Master Degree in Health Care Administration making about 30k annually and was passed up on every job transfer I applied for.” Andrew recounts.
Soon after this, Andrew realized that his path had led him to a career he was not interested in, with few opportunities to increase his lot in life and use his degree to its fullest potential. He wanted to try and do something new so he decided to try real estate. He did not think that it would become much more than a side gig, but he soon realized that he could really make a living off of doing it.
“Once I got started in real estate and saw the potential; I never looked back. Throughout the growing pains of starting a business I had people supporting me and pushing me while I tried to find my place in the world.” Andrew explains.
Since beginning his career in real estate, Andrew has taken off. He now owns a real estate brokerage and a large fund that invests in real estate flips. He has been recognized in numerous ways for his success in the real estate industry.
“When I was working as a Realtor, I was having great success from my ability to sell property higher than most agents for sellers who hired me. On the buyer side, I was being so aggressive with the listing agent that my buyer clients were first in line all the time and were getting the homes they loved. At one point, my past clients and many of the doctors I used to work with started to reach out to me asking for me to find them investment properties. One day I woke up earlier than usual and I was laying in bed while an idea was forming, I realised instead of trying to find investments for everyone, I should just create a great investment!” Andrew states.
And create a great investment he did. Andrew’s fund has secured returns for his investors on an average of 20%, surpassing most other passive income investments. Because Andrew has achieved such massive success and recognition for his work, he plans on giving it back to others to help them achieve their own success.
“The fund has had an incredible unintended result for the people involved, not only was the investor benefiting remarkably but the contractors involved in the property renovations grew their businesses by a lot. My partner and I ended up employing over 25 families to get the work done to these houses.”
What inspired him to help people was his own success, but he also wanted to pay forward the kind of mentality and financial support that was provided to him when he wanted to begin his career.
“My goal is to provide over 1000 families with work and opportunity by 2025 after seeing the impact we had on the lives of these workers. I want to share the love that was given to me by so many loving people and create an abundant life for my circle and all those who become a part of this growing movement!” Andrew exclaims.
For his next project, Andrew hopes to grow both his real estate brokerage and the investment fund. The more properties he is able to acquire, the more work he can provide for people and share the wealth that he creates with everyone involved. His goal is to flip more than 25 houses a year, using the assets given to him to create more opportunities for both the people working on the homes and the families that trust him to grow their investments.
“The next big thing I am working on right now is the investment fund and growing the brokerage. The fund took some time to get started because what I am doing is pretty unique and hasn’t been done before as far as I know but we are ready to start. Normally when people invest in a RE fund they would receive monthly dividends from rent collections and a lump sum when the building is sold down the road. My fund is going to buy properties and renovate them to be resold on the market at a higher value and I want to pay the investors lump sums everytime a property sells. My goal is for the fund to be flipping so many houses that I am able to pay investors on a quarterly basis, all while providing work for more families with my businesses and all the other businesses we collaborate with.” Andrew says.
If you would like to learn more about Andrew’s goal to help 1000 families and his real estate businesses, you can check out his Instagram page here. Andrew was recently featured on Yahoo! Finance Top Entrepreneurs to Follow During COVID-19.
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Why Travis Guterman Is Set to Be The Go To Manager For Entertainers and YouTubers

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Travis Guterman has always found immense satisfaction and gratification in helping his clients reach their financial goals. He is in the business management business, and acts essentially as a personal CFO for YouTubers, pro athletes, and entertainers. It truly is a dream scenario for Guterman, as his passions growing up were in both business and entertainment. In fact, he basically plays the real life role of the financial advisor for the character Vince in one of his favorite shows, Entourage. 

Growing up in Los Angeles, it did not come as a surprise to Guterman that he found his calling in the entertainment industry. He grew up in a Jewish household that placed importance on integrity, giving, and education. With such a positive upbringing, his work ethic and desire to be successful was strong from a young age. In high school, he spent his summers interning with Merrill Lynch and taking business classes at a local community college. 

His work ethic and passion for business carried over to his life after graduating from college, as he would work in finance and business for a major, well established firm and for a startup. The skills he learned at these two distinctly different ventures would help him immensely in his career, and his transition into working for celebrities was quick. In a very competitive industry, he was able to build a stable client list before the age of 30 whereas most of his competition was well into their 50s.

With all of the success he has had thus far, Guterman still values failure. He understands that setbacks are a part of life, and he believes that almost no one can say that they have had careers that have ended up exactly how they would have expected at the exact time they thought they would. With so much uncertainty in life, Guterman has always sought to improve himself and be better than he was the day before in order to be ready for anything life throws at him. He is adamant about sharing his successes, as he is always looking to inspire others and finds it important to let them know that failure is just as prevalent and important as success in life. 

Guterman has put his tremendous ability and work ethic to work, and coupled it with an ability to see an emerging digital market for what it truly is. While many others in his industry shy away from the digital industry and social media, he gravitates towards this demographic of clients and enjoys working with them, knowing that social media and YouTube are only just getting their start. He has always been able to capitalize on what life has thrown at him, and he has no signs of slowing down as he strives for greatness each and every day. 

 

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