Robert Deignan has always had an entrepreneurial mindset and found success early on in his life. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Purdue University between 1992-1995 where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. He studied at the university of a full football scholarship and played for a brief time with the Miami Dolphins and NY Jets during 1997 and 1998. One of his earliest entrepreneurial ventures was Fanlink, Inc. of which he was the founder, and he started that company up in 1998. He also served with iS3 Inc. for 9 years and became the company’s Executive Vice President.
Robert Deignan’s most recent venture is with ATS Digital Services where he is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. ATS is a digital support company that works with consumers on an international basis to help them solve their tech issues, and Deignan has been working with the company since its inception in 2011. The company works with its customers remotely, and this means they can solve problems quickly and efficiently without many of their customers ever having to leave their homes or businesses to do so.
Rpbert Deignan has found that he comes up with a lot of his ideas while he is enjoying nature in the outdoors. He takes part in many different sporting competitions, at times, and just simply enjoys being in nature at others. It is during those times when he is disconnected from technology that he has come up with some of his best ideas. He jots down those ideas and then elaborates on them when he works on his computer again. If the idea still looks like a good one, he will get to work digging into it deeper and talking to his business partners. This gives him a different kind of perspective, and if, after talking with them, the idea still looks good, they get to work with the implementation of whatever it is. Today, Robert Deignan calls the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area his home, and he loves to spend time with his wife and son when he can.
Every successful business owner agrees that marketing is very important for the success of the company. The only thing is that they have to have news that is worth marketing. One method that is ill-advised is making false claims. However, companies that are busy with activities can share all of their positive activities that are related to the company. This can get people on board with the company. They can talk about the projects and plans they are involved in. They can also talk about the purpose behind these projects. This tends to get people on board with what the company is doing and make them eager to support their activities.
One company that is very good at this approach is Waiakea. One thing that Waiakea does right is make announcements on the activities they are involved in. Waiakea has talked about being involved in making improvements to the environment. In order to back up their claims, they make sure to report their activities to the masses so that they will see that the bottled water company is in fact doing everything they can for the environment. This includes making improvements to the bottles they are using for their Hawaii volcanic water.
Being upfront and honest about everything works for the company not only in the way that it improves the reputation of the company, but also in the way that it keeps the company on radar. Customers that hear a lot about a company are going to be more inclined to buy from the company or interact with it in other ways than customers that don’t hear as much about a company. One thing this does is create desire just by availability. It also shows that a company is alive. If there is very little activity with a company, then it is going to feel closed.
OSI Industries is currently one of the biggest food producers in the whole world. It has more than 20,000 employees in their 65 stores located in 17 countries. OSI Industries emerged as a small business to a big corporate business in the country. The history of the global food provider is engrained in the United States immigrant experience. In the 20th century, Otto Kolshcowsky was a member of the German immigrant community living in Chicago, Illinois State. Immigrants of the German origin made a quarter of the population of Chicago city. During this time, Chicago was an industrial center and also an entry point for immigrants moving into the city to cultivate lands.
In 1909, Otto Kolschcowsky established a meat retail store and a butcher shop to cater for the needs of his community. He managed his business very well and within a period of ten years his business had developed into a wholesale business. It expended its business to Maywood, Chicago. In the next one decade, the business emerged as a family business owned by immigrants. In 1928, the business was rebranded and named Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons became stable and continued to properly serve its customers.
During the postwar economic expansion period, a significant business alliance was formed with two tiny family businesses. In 1995, Ray Kroc established the very first McDonald’s hotel in Des Plaines. Prior to opening the official McDonalds, he made a handshake agreement with Arthur and Harry, the sons of Otto Kolschcowsky to open the first franchise supply of fresh ground beef. Later on, Kroc acquired McDonalds and made himself the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the business. In the new business the sons of Otto became the official suppliers of the McDonald restaurants in the region. The family business was thriving and developing into one of the best brands in the world.
In the next twenty years, Otto & Sons, a regional supplier transformed into a global corporation and was named OSI Industries. The main aim of the franchising business was supplying. The main products of the McDonalds were the hamburgers. An increase in demand pressured Otto & Sons as well as other suppliers to produce quality and affordable products that could be ferried to the various restaurants owned by McDonalds. In the late 1960s, technological advancements made the Otto & Sons task easier. Otto & Sons developed into two-track company. The company changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975 and continued with its supply of food products to customers all over the world.
Fagali International Airport (FGI) is situated a few miles southwest of the town center of Apia, the capital and largest city in Samoa. This small airport has a fascinating history in that it started out as a grass airstrip until it was paved and officially opened in July 2002. However its function was short lived and after some controversy about noise and safety, it was closed in January 2005.
Four years later, Polynesian Airlines reopened it and began regular, internal flights to the island’s five other airports and also to Pago Pago in American Samoa, thus giving Fagali Airport international status.
The island of Samoa is attracting more tourists every year. With a tropical rainforest climate and many historical sites, visitors only have to travel a few miles from Fagali Airport to see 19th Century Colonial churches in downtown Apia located next to 20th Century multi-story buildings.
The Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last four years of his life on Samoa and is buried on Mt. Vaea overlooking Vailima where he lived. I suspect the island has changed in many ways since the late 19th Century, especially with all the new technology available and Fagali Airport, which transports locals around Samoa and visitors to and from American Samoa.
This small airport plays a large part in the lives of Samoans and has helped bring their island into the 21st Century.