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Dustin DeVries, CTO & Co-Founder Of Caffeine Interactive, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

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Dustin DeVries, CTO & Co-Founder Of Caffeine Interactive, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

Published on October 28, 2022

Dustin DeVries discusses the importance of aligning an organization’s unique selling proposition with its customers’ problems to give them a competitive advantage.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network:

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-dustin-devries-cto-co-founder-of-caffeine-interactive/

It’s no secret that to be successful, businesses need to offer products and services that solve their customers’ problems. However, it’s not always easy to ensure that an organization’s unique selling proposition (USP) is correctly aligned with the needs of its target market.

There are several reasons why this alignment is so important. First, it helps businesses better understand their customers and what they’re looking for. Second, it ensures that companies can provide solutions that their customers actually need and want. And third, it allows businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Dustin shared: “When an organization’s USP is properly aligned with its customers’ needs, it’s more likely to be successful in attracting and retaining them. Conversely, if an organization’s USP is not well aligned with its customer’s needs, it risks losing them to competitors who can better address those needs.”

There are a few key things that businesses need to keep in mind when trying to align their USPs with their customers’ needs. First, they need to understand what their USP is clearly. Second, they need to research their target market and understand what kinds of problems their customers are facing. And third, they need to ensure that their USP can effectively solve those problems.

Ambyr Rios, Director of Community Outreach, Communications & Development for Richard Milburn Academy says: “This team is incredibly dedicated to providing a high-quality, innovative and personalized product for you, in the timeline you need and at the price you can afford. Instead of a one-size-fits-all model, you receive a specialized prototype of your imagination made just for you. Our organization alone benefited from $2,000,000 in additional income in one year as a result of their marketing and strategy efforts. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this team, or what Caffeine did for our organization. If you need marketing, strategy or website help, please call them immediately! You will have no regrets– only that you didn’t call them sooner!”

 

About Dustin DeVries

Dustin has been living and breathing software development for over 20 years. He is the Co-Founder of Caffeine Interactive Technologies, an agency that focuses on planning strategies and architecture, ensuring that software implementations are straightforward based on clear ways to measure success. He enjoys working with clients to build the right technology, whether it’s a multi-tiered mobile app built with React and Laravel or a simple website based on WordPress. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Dustin is proud to work with some of the most talented business analysts and developers in the industry. He is a solopreneur and has grown his company based on a 100% remote team which has been thriving for the last eight years.

In his spare time, Dustin enjoys playing tennis, fishing, reading, gardening, cooking, music, hiking, and hanging out with his family. He believes that a work-life balance is essential to operate a business, overcome adversities, and find a bigger purpose in life. He is eager to talk about the importance of having personal freedom while being a successful entrepreneur in the software industry, working with remote teams, and managing family crises.

Learn more: https://caffeineinteractive.com/

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TEDxFolsom Announces Speakers For Reimagine Event January 21, 2023

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TEDxFolsom Announces Speakers For Reimagine Event January 21, 2023

Published on November 29, 2022

TEDxFolsom is an independently organized event licensed by TED, which will feature local voices and leading experts under the theme of REIMAGINE announces the inaugural speaker lineup.

Folsom, California – TEDxFolsom is an independently organized event licensed by TED, which will feature local voices and leading experts under REIMAGINE. TEDxFolsom is thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for this inaugural live-person event at the Harris Center for the Arts.

The theme for TEDxFolsom is REIMAGINE. TEDxFolsom hopes speakers, collaborators, partners, and attendees will collaborate to REIMAGINE concepts that creatively improve our collective future. Reimagining something is the convergence of the “as-is” and new possibilities. The fundamental goal of TEDxFolsom is to cultivate and spread great ideas within our community and beyond. TEDxFolsom aims to provide a platform where local and global thinkers, visionaries, and innovators will both receive and offer inspiration.  

TEDxFolsom believes thinking and discussing are inseparable. All great ideas deserve talk time – beginning the moment they take hold in our minds – as they evolve and expand over time. TEDxFolsom wants exciting concepts to proliferate throughout our community resulting in a matrix of individual perspectives strengthened through robust discussion.  

TEDxFolsom is dedicated to providing a variety of voices and topics that will garner deeper discussion after the event. This dynamic speaker lineup for the inaugural event at the Harris Center allows TEDxFolsom to accomplish this goal.

The speakers for TEDxFolsom include the following: 

Dr. David Lubarsky

Dr. Regina F. Lark

Dr. Tamu Green 

Imari Tuakli

Nathan A. Stuck 

Priyam Baruah

Julian Sarafian

Kellita Maloof

Jess Michaels

Kim Stevens

Jeremy Jacobson

Keenan Davis 

“TEDxFolsom will serve as a platform to engage and elevate voices for change, progress, innovation, and abundance, to shape and reshape how our community can inspire others and join together. I aim to grow the impact of TEDxFolsom over the next five years to help us reach 10,000 individuals in Northern California through our live events and 2 million global citizens through our videos, showcasing all our special community has to offer,” stated Matthew Loughran, TEDxFolsom Executive Director. 

Join TEDxFolsom on January 21, 2023, to explore and experience the opportunities and possibilities to reimagine our human and societal experiences. Be inspired by thought-provoking ideas larger than ourselves and help reframe our vision of what is possible. The speakers will shake up our concepts of what is and what can be through the theme of REIMAGINE. For more information on partnering with TEDxFolsom or attending the event, please visit https://tedxfolsom.com  

Join our digital conversation, follow TEDxFolsom on: 

https://www.instagram.com/tedxfolsom/ and https://www.facebook.com/tedxfolsom/ 

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available free on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.

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Joshua Parish, Founder of VETLIFE, Interviewed on the Inspired Business Leaders Podcast

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Joshua Parish, Founder of VETLIFE, Interviewed on the Inspired Business Leaders Podcast

Published on November 29, 2022

Joshua Parish discusses how his nonprofit organization helps ease veterans’ difficulties when accessing their benefits.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network:

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-20-interview-with-joshua-parish-founder-of-vetlife-w-nick-bour-founder-of-inspire-wealth/

Joshua shared: “VETLIFE was born out of our own struggles after leaving the military. We became painfully aware of so many other veterans who were facing the same struggles. The large number of veterans unaware of benefits and the rising number of veteran suicides really bothered us, so we formed a nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting a safer, healthier, and prosperous civilian lifestyle. This is how the name “VETLIFE” came to fruition. VETLIFE is about living your best life after the military. We provide veterans with a network of sustainable solutions and resources to improve the quality of civilian life.”

Veterans have worked selflessly to defend their nation and should be able to access the benefits they deserve easily. Unfortunately, many veterans face significant difficulties when trying to access the benefits that are available to them. There is a wide range of services offered for veterans, but navigating the complex bureaucracy can be difficult, especially for those unfamiliar with the system or who may suffer from mental health issues due to their service. Additionally, some veterans may struggle to document past service-related injuries or illnesses due to inadequate record-keeping during their active duty.

Providing adequate support for veterans should be a priority to recognize their service and commitment to the nation. To ensure that all veterans receive the support they are entitled to, community members and organizations need to help educate veterans about the services available. It is also essential that organizations and government agencies work together to streamline the process of applying for and receiving benefits, making sure it’s as easy as possible for veterans to access the assistance they need.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a range of services aimed at helping veterans access their benefits, including legal services, mental health counseling, job training, placement programs, home loan guaranty programs, educational opportunities, and more. There are also many nationwide organizations dedicated to assisting veterans with navigating the VA system to receive their benefits. These include national organizations such as The American Legion and Disabled American Veterans and local organizations such as veterans’ service offices, county veteran services officers, or state and federal veterans’ affairs agencies.

Although seeking assistance from these organizations can be beneficial for navigating the complicated system, it is also essential for veterans to build their knowledge about the various benefits available to them to make informed decisions about which programs best suit their needs. By educating themselves on the different options available through the VA, veterans can become more empowered to access the support they have earned and deserve.

 

About Joshua Parish

Joshua Parish is an Iraq War Veteran whose greatest passion is helping veterans when they transition into civilian life and giving them the best opportunity to be successful. Parish has over 15 years of experience working with local, state, and federal government agencies creating programs that have developed sustainable solutions, including Veterans Treatment Court, Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans, and Veterans Transportation Initiative.

Parish Has been awarded the Community Leader Best of Michigan Award and the 2019 Veteran Hero Award. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Western Michigan Thomas Cooley School of Law. Parish is an avid golfer and enjoys spending with his wife and children.

Learn more: https://www.vetlifetoday.org

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Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share completed its 5th Annual Day of Sharing assisting Brevard county non-profits

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Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share completed its 5th Annual Day of Sharing assisting Brevard county non-profits

Published on November 28, 2022

Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share, the nation’s leading health care sharing ministry completed its 5th Annual Day of Sharing despite two hurricanes.

Christian Care Ministry– The nation’s leading health care sharing ministry’s employees partnered with local non-profits to serve their community. Christian Care Ministry donated $15,000 dollars and employees volunteered 300 hours of their own time. After re-scheduling from Hurricane Ian, the event took place just days after Hurricane Nicole. Employees were able to help non-profits with yard clean up, painting, loading cargo for hurricane relief, writing letters of encouragement, and office organization.

Christian Care Ministry’s employees brought their families and volunteered their time on a Saturday to give back to their communities. The ministry held a kickoff event at their Melbourne home office where employees and guests heard proclamations for the National Day of Sharing from Mayor Paul Alfrey and Joshua McWilliams from Senator Debbie Mayfield’s office, FL Senate District 12.

Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share’s CEO Scott Reddig shares, “It’s a blessing to witness hundreds of employees set aside a Saturday morning to meet the needs of our local service organizations, like Village Thrift where I served with a team organizing donations. Sales from Village Thrift support Love, Inc. Brevard, which is an organization committed to mobilizing churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. Through these local partnerships, we can further Christian Care Ministry’s vision of ‘Transforming society through the Biblical model of sharing,’ and ultimately, impact the Kingdom for Christ.”

For this year’s Day of Sharing, more than 100 volunteers served the following non-profits:

  • Bridges for Peace
  • Community Gospel Truth Church
  • Canaveral Port Ministry
  • Genesis House
  • CITA
  • Still Waters of Brevard
  • Love INC.
  • Wings of Grace
  • RFM Christian Academy
  • Dove Bible Club, Brevard Veterans Memorial Center
  • Central Brevard Sharing Center
  • Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

“Christian Care Ministry employees partnered with us to be a conduit of the Lord’s blessings from numerous donors to numerous people in need.” Dwight Bell, Wings of Grace President

Employees serve the local community year-round as part of the ministry’s formalized volunteer program. They receive up to three days off each year for volunteer service and many use this time to serve local churches, ministries, and other community organizations. Last year alone, employees donated more than 4,000 hours in their local communities.

For more information visit www.DayofSharing.com.

About Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share

Christian Care Ministry (CCM), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Melbourne, FL, operates the Medi-Share program, a Christian healthcare sharing organization that provides an affordable alternative to health insurance for faith-based consumers. Entering its 30th year of sharing, Medi-Share, serves nearly 400,000 members across America and has earned accreditation from the Independent Healthcare Sharing Accreditation Board. For more information about Christian Care Ministry, visit: https://mychristiancare.org/press.    

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