In a small Swiss warehouse in 1993, Dan Holzmann began his journey with Juice Plus, initially a direct-selling company. Originally, the company had only four employees. But today, it spans 27 countries on four continents. Moreover, it has 200,000 partners and worldwide sales of 100 billion USD per annum. In his time at Juice Plus, Holzmann set an exemplary example. And under his leadership, Juice Plus made a name for itself in the organic world.
Technology leader and former CEO of Polycom, Andrew Miller, recently created the Andrew Miller Foundation. What is especially relevant about this foundation is that it aims to support underfunded charities.
You might think you can’t have much of an effect on society’s problems, especially if you run a business of modest proportions. The problem is, if everyone thinks this way, no one will step up to the challenge. But you could be that business leader who changes your customers’ lives for the better. You can do this by providing more than just the goods and services you offer for a fee.
Successful entrepreneurs often spot innovative opportunities that mere mortals overlook. They’ve got a knack for recognizing the potential of an innovative product or service. Or they develop an entirely new way of marketing things that already exist. But the vision to view a situation from a unique angle isn’t always innate. It sometimes sharpens after a career that’s more of a roller coaster ride than a rocket trajectory. Whatever their particular journeys, here are 4 specialist businesses that spotted a gap in the market.