Julia Jackson, Jackson Family Wines

Born in 1988 and the middle child of the proprietors of Jackson Family Wines, Jess Jackson, and Barbara Banke, Julia Jackson began her interest in winemaking at an early age. After school and during the summer, she worked at the family winery where she formed a lifelong friendship with the daughter of one of the employees, who spoke French. Because of this friendship, Julia had the opportunity to spend a formative summer in the Bordeaux region of France. While spending the summer in Bordeaux, she immersed herself in the language and culture that led to a lifelong passion.

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Julia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California in 2010 and attended the Stanford Summer Institute in General Management in 2010. Inspired by her mother, she founded the non-profit organization Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014. This organization empowers women by acknowledging those who overcome adversaries as well as celebrating women leaders. In 2010, a Pinot Noir that made from Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard, was named by Wine Enthusiast as Wine of the Year. According to Julia, one of the best wines in Sonoma is the Cabernet even though regional favorites include the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay.

Fashion’s Rising Star: Fabletics by Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson’s brand Fabletics is growing at an amazing rate considering Amazon controls 20 percent of the fashion e-commerce market. Fabletics stands apart because it relies on reverse showrooming to sell its products. You subscribe online and become a member, choose your first Fabletics product, and it is sent straight to your door. Fabletics is currently focusing on opening up physical locations all over the country, and the benefit of running a business model this way means that 30 to 50 percent of customers who come through the doors are already members, and another 20 to 25 percent come in as non-members and leave as members. The physical stores are stocked based on local member choices, social media input, and store heat mapping strategy. The projected growth rate for Fabletics is 35 percent a year, year in and year out. Since Amazon is such a huge competitor, you have to keep them in mind when you market a new business.

 

What is Fabletics?

 

Fabletics is a fashion brand centered around fitness gear. Fabletics offers two different member types, standard, and VIP. Standard members can sign up for free with just an email and shop at regular prices. VIP members are charged a monthly membership, but they get deals on apparel and free shipping. You are given the option to skip months, and your $49.95 a month membership fee can be used to purchase more Fabletics things as a credit. Fabletics is made from a high quality material, that will stretch to maximize your workout. The outfits fit very well, and the tank tops run a little long so you can pull them down if desired. The tops have a built-in bra for support and added comfort as well. They sell both low impact and high impact workout gear with the low impact gear being more everyday-wear friendly.

 

What Does Fabletics Sell?

 

Fabletics sells high-quality workout gear for the most part. They sell tank tops, leggings, and headbands. They also sell accessories like water bottles, yoga mats, gym bags, scarves, socks, and bags for your yoga mats.

Marc Sparks Lifts Others Up Through Entrepreneurship and Charity

Marc Sparks may not have won all of his entrepreneurial ventures, but he has won enough to be proud of his accomplishments since graduating from high school in 1975, when his business adventures began. Over the years, he has founded and lost several businesses, but through it all he credits his overall success to a deep faith in God and an endlessly positive attitude.Learn more : http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

Instead of college, Marc Sparks plunged headfirst into the business world. Currently, he is the head of Timber Creek Capital, a private venture capital firm that he created to find, build, and develop new entrepreneur’s dreams into business successes. From his Dallas TX, office, Marc Sparks can work with young people who are trying to follow their dreams just like he did 37 years ago. The firm works with medical, marketing, logistics, and other companies and provides them with the basic groundwork a successful business needs, from office space to web design and customer service.Learn more : http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/entrepreneur-marc-sparks-transforms-office-to-optimize-innovative-collaboration-300024747.html

Many of his colleagues encouraged Marc Sparks to write a book about his experiences and success, so other young visionaries can learn from his ups and downs, so he is also a published author. His book, “They Can’t Eat You” is meant to provide hope for those entrepreneurs who feel themselves so close to their goals, and yet so far away. He said the experience was a humbling one, as he did not just describe the many successes and multi-million dollar triumphs, but also the pain of building an insurance holding company from his home up to a billion dollar market cap – and losing it within a ninety day period.Learn more : https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000

Of course, business is not always about success, but how you deal with the failures that you meet along the way. For Marc Sparks, that means not being afraid of failure. He has never felt that fear of making mistakes, and credits that to a God-given characteristic within himself. Fearlessness was one lesson he hoped that readers would take away from his book.

Instead of being focused on becoming wealthy with money, he has instead focused on being able to have the freedom of time with family, friends, and the great outdoors. He loves the outdoors, going hunting and fishing throughout Texas, and once took a world tour in only 23 days.

Nor is it enough to be successful himself. Marc Sparks believes in giving a hand up to the less fortunate in his community. One charity he supports, The Samaritan Inn, is a homeless shelter where residents learn life skills and get housing and job help so they can stand on their own feet again. He even personally built homes with Habitat For Humanity, putting his handyman skills to a good cause.Learn more : https://twitter.com/msparks5010?lang=en