Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

Danilo Diaz Granados – Miami’s Financial MVP

 

Danilo Diaz Granados always knew he would make something of himself. About.me shows Danilo attended the prestigious Babson College in Massachusetts, alma mater of many star businessmen. Upon graduation he went to work for the firm Fireman Capital, located in Boston. There he began learning the ins and outs of high finance. He worked first as an associate trader before being given his first crack at financial adviser. By his mid 20’s he was handling multi-million dollar accounts for high net worth clients.

 

Life in Boston was good. But one day he received a call from a headhunter with Capital Inversion, a Miami based hedge fund. Word of his financial talents had spread. The financial world operates much like Major League Baseball. Star players are highly sought after and stratospherically compensated. If a firm can’t afford to keep stars on the roster, those stars are quickly made better offers by firms who can. Danilo Diaz Granados received such an offer.

 

If Boston is liberty’s cradle, Miami is its playpen. The recruiter’s tropical call to wealth and status was irresistible. The opportunities both financial and personal that the Capitol of Latin America could offer someone of Granados’ talents were limitless. Danilo Diaz Granados quickly flourished at his new firm. He was tasked with valuating the stocks and assets of international firms, by that time familiar territory. But as a high net worth financial adviser he was also permitted wide latitude in investment strategies.

 

He began acquiring deep expertise in the fields of green energy, insurance, real estate, fine art, merchandising and venture capital. He also began incorporating sophisticated macro analyses into his strategies. This allowed him to continue delivering outsize returns to his clients. He was slugging home runs day after day, year after year. His all-star track record as financial adviser eventually led to many opportunities to serve on both on boards and as executive of various firms.

 

In 2013 Danilo Diaz Granados and a few partners founded Toys for Boys Inc, of which he is currently CEO. Toys for Boys is dedicated to bringing the Miami lifestyle to a new generation of entrepreneurs and successful young men. Danilo came to love and partake of that lifestyle and found a way to share it not just with fellow Miami executives, but with the entire world.

 

He is also currently an executive with Movilway, a position which he’s held since 2010. Movilway is a major provider of cellular and prepaid services throughout Latin America and the US. Its headquarters is in Madrid, Spain.

 

Though his long and successful career, Danilo has always stood out for his ability to offer simple, perspicacious advice. He has a gift for approaching complex problems and distilling them to their bare components. Above all he believes in extracting knowledge through rigorous analysis of the data at hand. This allows for identifying and in some cases even predicting market trends that others can’t see at all.  But Danilo is also known for his commitment to the community, including his informative blog, but also the iCrowdNewswire article “Danilo Diaz Granados Habla de “Venir a América” para Emprendedores” which details Danilo’s journey to America to become an entrepreneur.

 

Danilo has employed this philosophy to great effect over the decades. He’s advised many startups, corporations and individual investors on winning strategies. His scientific approach, deep expertise and natural acumen have ensured his continued place at the top of the financial advisory world.

Marc Sparks Puts a Spark in Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are self-motivated, but sometimes there are going to be challenges. Even the most self-motivated entrepreneur can experience some hard times and feel like they have no chance of getting their business off the ground.

Sometimes these entrepreneurs just need a spark. Marc Sparks is making sure that he provides this to the people that have good ideas but few backers to provide them with the money that they need. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1

Marc Sparks isn’t giving his money away to everyone though. Sparks is getting people to compete. That is what he is doing with the Spark Tank. In my mind I picture this competition as a motivator for those that may be trying to earn money for their business. They can get the blueprint for their business together, and present it as they compete for money that can be used for expand the business. Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://whoismarcsparks.com/

There are not a lot of competitions around that give entrepreneurs the chance to earn money, and this why people are interested in learning more about what Sparks is doing.

According to Crunchase and GoodReads, is a serial entrepreneur that knows business so his advice is very valuable. I have seen some advice from his blogs. The entrepreneur that wants to improve his business should definitely see what Marc Sparks has to offer. He has tried businesses that have failed. He has also been a businessman that has had a lot of success.

People can learn from him so it makes sense to check out the Spark Tank and the written information that Sparks has provided. He has already done the work. Sometimes the best thing that an entrepreneur can do is take the advice of someone that has already made some mistakes.

The Spark Tank is a great platform for the social business that may never get the proper funding that it needs from venture capitalists. So many capitalists only want to put their money into a place where the market has been tested and they are certain that they can make a profit. Socially conscious businesses are somewhat risky, but Marc Spark is all about taking a risk.

He wants to do something that is a bit out of the ordinary when it comes to investing. That is why I like him. He goes all out to think outside of the box. This makes him one of the entrepreneurs that can motivate others. He is open to just about any idea as long as the entrepreneur can provide some logic for the idea that they are trying to convey.

I like businessmen that think outside of the box. Spark Tank gives $5,000 to the winner when the competition has come to a close. It’s a good program for entrepreneurs.