Mike Baur Gives Time And Money To Young Swiss Entrepreneurs

Businessman Mike Baur is using Swiss Startup Factory, the company he co-founded in 2014, to helps young Swiss entrepreneurs find an easier path to success. Baur is investing a great deal of his time and money in the project. He personally mentors the entrepreneurs and is responsible for raising funds to run the new business accelerator. But Baur’s commitment to young Swiss entrepreneurs goes beyond his Swiss Startup Factory. He also works with a variety of other entities to ensure young business people get the support they need to overcome the common pitfalls they will face that can be a barrier to their success.

 

Baur is director and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Association. The organization works to help a number of new business incubators to get the guidance and resources they need to help startups to do well. Mike Baur has worked with the Goldbach Group, Fintech Fusion, CTI and the START Summiteer to help young Swiss entrepreneurs network with each other and attain the goals they have for their businesses. He has played a very important role in helping those entrepreneurs and the business incubators with which they work to have success.

 

Having a dream and working to make it a reality is nothing new to Mike Baur. As a youth in Fribourg, Switzerland he was very interested in finance and banking. After earning MBAs from the University of Bern and the University of Rochester New York, he accepted an entry level position with the financial institution UBS as a commercial apprentice. Over the course of almost 20 years he was able to get increasingly important positions with prestigious financial services companies like Clariden Leu. When he retired at age 39, Baur had secured a position on the executive board of a major Swiss private bank.

 

After retiring Mike Baur turned his attention to helping young entrepreneurs. He got together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer and created Swiss Startup Factory. Now acknowledged as Switzerland’s top privately owned new business incubator, SSF runs an intensive 3 month program providing mentorship, financial support, office space and an array of other services. SSF also connects the startups to an international network of investors and entrepreneurs. Swiss Startup Factory and Mie Baur work with several groups of businesses each year.

 

In December 2016 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about Mike Baur’s business career and his work with Swiss Startup Factory.

 

New Reputation Management Software For Independent Durable Goods Retailers

RWS stands for Retailer Web Services. They are a group based out of Scottsdale, Arizona who have ten years’ experience in e-commerce, web design, and a number of other software solutions of the high performance variety. A new innovation they recently announced brings top-tier technological input, user surveys, and expert engineering to the online reputation management field. RWS has developed a new software called WebFronts Review. Basically, this software allows online consolidation that saves time and increases response effectiveness.
There are six primary steps that RWS was able to isolate from a survey of 1,400 consumers. Those steps are: Monitoring, Alerting, Responding, Soliciting, Showcasing, and Sharing. With monitoring, the internet is monitored for instances where the company using the software is mentioned. When a positive or negative review is seen, then the company is alerted and prompted to respond. Automated forms make it so that a thank you can be sent out without the necessity of personalization. Sending these responses out with an attached link that leads supportive customers to a questionnaire can yield exceptional data. With negative customers, there is also the option to automate a response which invites elaboration and suggestion. These features of response options are the “solicitation” portion of RWS’ process when it comes to online reputation management.

The next step is the showcase. Through WebFronts Review, a positive bit of feedback or support given by a customer over the internet can be immediately added to the company website. This eliminates a lot of hassle.

The last step is the share, where positive reviews are shared on a company’s social media. The advantage of these steps as seen through the eyes of WebFronts Review is consolidation.

Online Reputation.com management is an integral component of contemporary business operation. But it is time consuming. Furthermore, it must be invested in. Think of online reputation management as a utility bill; like energy, gas, waste, water, or rent. In the long run, positive management cumulatively builds on a company, making itself a positive investment eventually. Good reputation takes time anywhere, though; and even the innovation of the internet has yet to change that.