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The Secret to Stream Energy’s Success

Digital Age consumers are different from their counterparts who existed some years back. They demand more than quality services or products from businesses. Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy are just but a few aspects that modern consumers demand from businesses. The success of a modern business depends, among other things, on attention accorded to consumers and everything they deem important.

As a startup, Stream Energy incorporated philanthropy into its business model. With less than 13 years of existence, the Dallas-based firm has burgeoned, currently boasting of operations across America. The firm’s energy services are available in seven states and other services—wireless, protective, and home—are accessible to consumers nationwide. Stream Energy has accumulated over $8 billion in revenues since its inception.

Stream Energy is not about to forget what propelled it to be among the leading direct selling companies; The firm is more involved in philanthropy now more than ever. In fact, it recently launched Stream Cares to spearhead all its philanthropic endeavors.

Some recent instances that Stream Energy demonstrated a caring heart include contributing towards helping Hurricane Harvey victims, sponsoring homeless children to be part of annual Splash for Hope, and treating the less fortunate Dallas-area veterans and their families to an opulent lunch. In all these instances, Stream Energy worked alongside its associates and other organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Hope Supply Co.

Stream Energy’s associates are central to the firm’s business model. They sell the company’s services, earning commissions, salaries, bonuses, and other rewards based on the number of new clients or associates they persuade to be part of Stream. It is for this reason that Stream values its associates and their endeavors. Whenever Stream’s associates set out on a philanthropic cause, the company backs them by doubling up their contributions or matching their donations to a certain maximum.

During Hurricane Harvey, for instance, a crowdfunding campaign was initiated to help Stream’s associates in the affected areas. Stream matched all the contributions to the campaign up to $25,000.

Consequences of Leaving the EU As Explained by Economic Expert.

The act of the United Kingdom exiting the EU after the June Referendum triggered serious economic implications. One of the immediate effects was the major fall of stock markets with 12% drops being registered. There was a los a major blow to the British currency, which reached its lowest since 1985. According to Flavio Maluf, the move is bound to attract major and lasting global economic impacts. The following examples point out possible scenarios.


Direct Consequences to British


The 2014 EU figures reveal how British contributed to the entity with its €11.3 billion expenditure compared to the €6.9 billion it received. This may have contributed to the exit decision according to experts, as British believed that it contributed to the inflationary pressure on their economy.


However, according to Flavio and Paulo Figueiredo of FN capital, the British will experience a drop in the investments it receives as a country. There is also an expected negative result since free movement of goods and people from EU member states has now been stopped.


Member states of the EU can still trade freely without extra quotas and tariff charges due to the customs Union. However, the UK exciting the bloc translates to new tariffs being set thus affecting the country’s foreign trade especially with the EU.


Brazil stands to gain from this exit because it can make bilateral agreements with UK without having to go through EU negotiations and standardization. Even so, these gains will be limited to the 2% that UK contributes since it is not a major trading partner of Brazil.


The EU, on the other hand, suffered a major blow with UK’s exit. The UK was a major part of the three countries that formed the EU’s structure. In fact, it is now German’s responsibility to sustain the EU economically.




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The company has grown under the leadership of Flavio, extending to become an internationally recognized supplier to furniture manufactures, large construction projects, packaging industries, the automotive industry, door and plate manufacturers and the toys industry.