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July 27, 2017

Fabletics: Tailor Made for Success

For a company to succeed, it has to fully understand the industry and the market of its choice. As cool as it may seem, the fashion industry is not for the faint of heart. It’s one of the hardest industries to succeed in; especially in its e-commerce market.

With Amazon controlling 20 percent of the fashion e-commerce market, it’s amazing that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has grown into a $250 million company. Taking on Amazon is no small feat, but she’s doing it. Fabletics combines aspirational fashion with convenience and specialized membership, which is a powerful concoction for success.

Success in today’s economy is no longer as easy as it was in the past. Historically, companies only needed to have good prices and quality goods or services. Today, that combination is no longer a guaranteed success. The modern consumer cares more about things like customer experience, last-mile service, and brand recognition.

Fabletics has certainly fitted all those aspects into its business model. Following the path laid out Apple, Fabletics is going the way of physical stores. The brand also has a huge millennial following, so its physical stores are having no problems fitting into the local markets.

That’s how Fabletics is surviving what other brands get killed by, offline browsing – online shopping. Most consumers these days are loyal to specific brands. Any brand they’re not loyal to, they have no problem browsing their stores but buying elsewhere cheaper. To combat that, Fabletics welcomes browsers with events and other activities.

These events are used to build relationships and get to know the local markets. That close customer-brand relationship is why most people walking through the door are already members, and an additional 25 percent of visitors become members right there in the store.

The premise of Fabletics has always been price. There are a lot of activewear brands out there, but many of them either have high prices or are not fashionable; Fabletics is the best combination of the two. Depending on what they buy, Fabletics members can buy two or three items for the same price as one pair of Lululemon or Beyond Yoga leggings.

The best part aspect of Fabletics is its endless variety of styles. Fabletics has so many outfit combinations, the brand even offers a lifestyle quiz as a way for people to get a peek.

July 20, 2017

Paul Mampilly, The American Investor

In 2016, Paul Mampilly joined Banyan Hill Publishing where he served as the senior editor specializing mainly in assisting Main Street Americans to get wealth in technology, small-cap stocks, growth investing, and special opportunities.

Paul’s career commenced as an assistant portfolio manager on Wall Street in 1991. He then advanced to higher positions at ING and Deutsche where he got involved in managing multimillion-dollar projects. In 2006, Mampilly was recruited by the owners of $6 billion Company known as Kinetics Asset Management in the role of managing their hedge fund. Under the leadership of Paul, the assets of the firm very quickly rose to $25 billion, making Barron’s name as among the “best in the world” hedge funds because of averaging a 26 percent annual returns during the tenure of a Paul.

Paul was also invited to take part in Templeton’s foundation prestigious investment competition. With an initial investment of $ 50 million, he managed to create unbelievable returns in one year, growing the investment to $ 88 million dollars. The most outstanding thing is the fact that he was able to achieve the returns in the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.

Finally, Paul became tired working at the Wall Street pace and for generating money for just 1 percent of people, he chose to retire so that he could spend a lot of time with his own family. However, Paul remains as an investor though he does not consider himself a retired person.

Rather than generating money for the wealthy, Mr. Mampilly has driven his focus in retirement to assist people on a daily basis on ways of making money on their investments. Paul established the common Profits Unlimited & Extreme Fortunes. In 2017, the firm comes with a brand new research service known as True Momentum.

When asked what led him to start up the firm, Paul Mampilly said that the needed to help a lot of people in making investments. Teaching people about investments was the key driver to his new venture. Through his company, he gets a platform to use well his expertise and skills to assist many people from different backgrounds.

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