Leading with US

We're changing how consulting agencies help startups--by investing in people. We make partnerships to make businesses successful.

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Project Ends on March 19, 2019

Project Description

Arxegoz, Inc. is investing in people. We are changing the way startups and entrepreneurs receive the guidance they need to go from business idea and concept, to full fledged profiting company.

The Problem

We are in an age where startup and entrepreneurship is growing at a faster rate than any other time in history. Yet too many small businesses go without the full compass of resources they need to successfully launch their company. About 65% of all startups fail by year two—and this is largely due to the average small business owner not knowing the full entails of running a business from the start.

 

 

Our Goal : The Solution

This is where Arxegoz, Inc. comes in. We help members in our community take their idea, craft, talent or passion and turn it into a business that they’ve dreamed of. With our investors and experts in business, finance, operations and marketing, we give small businesses the fighting chance they need to be part of that 35% who successfully launch their startup.

How are we different from consulting firms and the non-profits that do just the same? Arxegoz, Inc. walks hand in hand with the companies we help grow, and we do so without putting the business owner in financial distress or overwhelming task lists.

Consulting firms help small businesses grow, but can ask for thousands of dollars before their contract starts. This puts the average entrepreneur at a loss from the get go. Business oriented non-profits are extremely helpful and advise well, but leave small business owners the responsibility of carrying out each action item to make their dreams a reality. Arxegoz, Inc., on the other hand, treats each new start up as a full fledged business, providing assistance in each department of business from operations to marketing, finances to product creation and so on. We allow small business owners to hone in on their craft while we teach business operations within stride. Our goal is to allow owners to perfect their product or service and give them the tools to be self sustaining as they grow. Arxegoz, Inc. is in the journey as a party, as their success is our success. 

How You Can Help

Being part of iFund Women campaign is important to Arxegoz, Inc. because we strive to build community businesses that empower women, minority, Veteran and LBGTQ owners, the vast majority of businesses that need the extra hand in being successful and profitable by year two of their business launch. With half of our team female and half of our vested businesses also founded by women, we know this is the right platform to help our dreams become reality.

Your contribution through this campaign will help us ensure that the startups we work with in 2019 are able to receive the proper resources they need in their first year so that they may be profitable by year two.  

 

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Meet the Start Ups

Get to know some of the business we are currently helping to grow:

  • ARXEGOZ BEAUTY – With minority female owners who love beauty and exceptional customer care and education, Arxegoz Beauty, with the help of Arxegoz, inc., has become the innovative beauty studio of South Seattle. It is one of the up and coming Beauty Academies of the PNW, giving artists a future through income, insurance, retirement and studio ownership--the one thing that sets it apart from others in the industry. By the end of 2018, we expect to make 65% in growth and have 10% branding ownership of its community.
  • ARXEGOZ EATS – Arxegoz Eats is the recipe of a former US Marine. Chef Rommel Viray has always had a passion to create dishes that wowed guests with nutritional and balanced meals, and also embrace cultural palates. Arxegoz, Inc. helped make his dream become reality in 2017, launching Arxegoz Eats as a premier gourmet meal delivery and catering service in the Great Seattle Area.
  • LA VISTA SALSA – Taking the views of the Puget Sound in mind, Arxegoz, Inc. will be helping La Vista Salsa owner Anthony Macias bring his homemade salsa recipes to the masses. This is salsa like you’ve never had before, with an authentic touch of flavor that reminds everyone of their Abuela and indigenous upbringings.
  • SEED BAR & EATS – The true definition of family business, Arxegoz, Inc. is helping make one family’s dream become reality through SEED Bar & Eats, which will create the ultimate experience of co-working and community surrounded by food for one town’s growing population. SEED Bar & Eats will be a dining experience like no other for that starts in Tehaleh, Washington community.

 

 

Meet our Team

Meet the team behind this dream.

  • TARA TRAN-VIRAY, CEO – Tara is the mastermind behind Arxegoz, Inc. Her experience in Business, Finance and Executive Leadership coupled with successful operation of turning poor performing national branches to top performing entities allows her visionary work to be the driving force being Arxegoz, Inc.
  • ROBIN MARCELLO, Director of Operations – Robin brings a wealth of knowledge in Operations, helping Arxegoz Inc. consult with her experience in Human Resources, Business Development, securing $1M Grants and operating large scale corporate events. 
  • CHEF ROMMEL VIRAY, Executive Culinary Advisor  – Executive Chef and 12 year Veteran of the US Marines, Chef Rommel brings leadership, logistics and insight into security for Arxegoz, Inc. His experience as a line cook for multiple industries allows his passion and appreciation for culture and food to take lead in creating new businesses relationships bonding over gourmet meals.
  • GARY MARCELLO, Executive Culinary Advisor – With years of experience as head cook and kitchen manager, Gary brings expertise in kitchen and food operations in upscale and casual restaurant dining and catering settings.
  • SUZE VO, Executive Stylist & Designer –  With 18 years in the beauty industry, Suze is a leader of Arxegoz, Inc. in small business management, with a specialty in design and innovative trends in the beauty. She has a knack for interior decor and transforms spaces into the ultimate luxe business atmosphere that brings sophistication to every business location.
  • KEVIN SYSAMOUT, Supply & Structural Consultant – Kevin brings years of experiences as a contractor to make the vision of business offices a reality. He designs, renovates and lays out blue prints to turn mediocre rooms into a modern space of business, with custom furnishings and fixtures.
  • ALICIA VALDEAZ, Social Media Advisor – Alicia brings both Administrative and Sales Management to help startups understand customer satisfaction, systems training and personal and commercial risks. She is the back bone of Social Media for Arxegoz, Inc. 
  • BETTY ROSE CORTES, Marketing & Media Manager – Betty brings her writing background and social media management for small businesses to help grow startups. She helps Arxegoz, Inc. stay on top of the latest trends for media and community engagement.
  • JERRICK GUERRERO, Culinary Manager – With experience in Commercial Catering and Hotel Banquets, Jerrick brings insight into Arxegoz, Inc.’s operation, consulting for the ultimate guest experience for events.

 

Our team truly appreciates any contributions or gifts that help us build the dreams for others.

We believe in the power of people. Motivation. Positive vibes. Emotional Intelligence. And most importantly, Appreciation. Thank you for learning more about us, and thank you for believing in us. 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who are we? Having all been entrepreneurs themselves and/or growing up around them, each investor understood the hardship that comes when building, and sustaining, a business.  Looking around us, we see giants such as Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft continue to grow in our communities; swallowing up any opportunities for the “young ones”.  Using the TV show ‘Shark Tank’ for inspiration, however scaling it down to focus on business ownership resources, Arxegoz teams up with a startup and helps them build a strong platform through business consulting, financial advisory, marketing support and guidance for manufacturing options so the main business owner can focus on their talent/craft.  Arxegoz is a derivative of the Greek word ‘Archegos’ meaning: to lead; to believe; an author of their own belief; to build
  • Who are our clients?  Our clients are any small businesses that yearn to grow and tire of losing to the major corporations.  Arxegoz, Inc. ultimately selects and approves which businesses they will help to evolve and thrive.
  • Sales? Marketing? We have a strong focus on our smaller businesses so we utilize a marketing vendor who has over 30 years’ experience to ensure they flourish.  To get our name out in the community, we have created websites; flood social media with various content; door to door; several creative writing pieces which are entered into magazines or articles within community papers; flyers.
  • How long have we been around? Arxegoz, Inc. officially started January, 2017.  It was extremely important that we created a solid business plan in place before we took a major risk.  Having devising processes and a system worth following by drafting a blueprint of our startup, it gave us a strong start for the first two businesses, Arxegoz Eats and Arxegoz Beauty, which launched July 2017 and November 2017, respectively.  We feel by using the Arxegoz name for the first two investments will show credibility for other startups, however, the Arxegoz name will be restricted to those two, unless mutually agreed upon.
  • Competitive Advantage?  Being a startup ourselves, the struggles are not unknown to us.  Tara, our COO, has an impeccable business background and understands the need to acquire an outstanding marketing team that supports our business entrepreneurs, which we have done.  By already securing a strong relationship with our manufacturing contacts, we created a wholesale environment for our small business – saving them a lot of money and building a phenomenal revenue stream for the future.  We have yet to discover anyone willing to help other businesses succeed by implementing HR procedures, providing marketing or financial advice, or other components that may be needed but are hard to attain for the common small business startup owner.
  • What makes us different than Shark Tank? Unlike Shark Tank. We do not have the generous funding and instant network. We do have a similar passion. Build on people’s dream. We invest through our own work effort, put our time and energy and limited funding resource to help other business as a shareholder. We succeed together. Like Shark Tank, we’re selective on our selection. We do our research on the business, and then seek them out. We meet with the individual several times to make sure we all do have the same vision. We hold a focus group to gather opinions of the market of this particular business. We spend a lot of time together in learning of our strengths and weakness. We find out if we can help, and do they need our help. We set the goal and mission together so communication is strong from day one. We set up legal contracts, and financial planning to be able to move to our first official planning meeting.
  • Why Us? BECAUSE WE CARE. WE WON'T SUCCEED IF THEY DON'T SUCCEED. 

 

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Yummy Almonds....
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07/11/2018
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you so much for believing in Arxegoz, Inc. and helping us make others' dreams a reality!

4 Supporters
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$25
Yummy Almonds....

Arxegoz Eats Yummy Almonds

Enjoy gourmet Almonds from Arxegoz Eats.

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$50
La Vista Salsa

Be the first to enjoy a jar of La Vista Salsa when before it launches on market shelves! A special iFund salsa flavor will be selected and shipped to each recipient.

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$50
$50 for 50% off Beauty Services

We love pampering our guests, and with this reward, each guest will receive one 50% promotional discount for Arxegoz Beauty services under $200.

 

Choose from Lash Lifts, Henna Brows, Derma Planing Facials, Lip Scrubs and more!

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$75
Pitch Away

Thank you for your contribution. We want to hear from YOU!

A free pitch and review of your business. We’ll give you feed back to help move you to the next level of achieving your goal!

 

 

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$100
Snack Pack of Gourmet Almonds

Enjoy gourmet almonds from Arxegoz Eats!

Chef prepared snack pack includes three flavors of almonds that are a must try. Enjoy the flavors of honey garlic, sriracha and cajun almonds treats.

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$150
Business Review Planning

Let us help you build a business plan! 1hr on us!

We love helping people reach their dreams. We’ll give an in depth analysis of your current business plan and make suggestions to take your dreams to the next level. No plan? No problem. We’ll spend that one hour helping you build one!

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$350
$350 Tehaleh SEED Bar & Eats Wine Tray

Be the first in line to own an exclusive glass cheese tray created just for SEED Bar & Eats. Made from a wine bottle, the glass platter is the perfect accessory for any host and one of the first SEED Bar & Eats seasonal retail items for guests to own.

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$500
BeYOUtiful Brows

Get the best gift of the year with an awesome deal on Arxegoz Beauty's Signature Microblading Brows Services and receive 50% off your choice of Lash Extensions for the same day!

Get he 6-8 week follow up Microblading Touch Up for only $100.

 

 

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$5,000
Elite: FEEL Beautiful

Choose three services from our Arxegoz Beauty for 2 at Arxegoz Beauty Studio with Lunch or Dinner provided!

Take a day of self care for you and your guest. You’ll come in, relax, get beauty-fied and leave refreshed, feeling beautiful and ready to paint the town red. You’ll be treated like a VIP with full day booking of the studio while our Beauty team pampers you with any of our facial, lash or brow services. Gourmet lunch and dinner will be provided, along with drinks and snacks for the day. This is our most exclusive package.

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$10,000
VIP Treatment

Catering and Beauty for 10 people at Arxegoz Beauty.

ELITE TREATMENT: Our most exclusive party full of gourmet food and elite beauty treatment for that extra special occasion, for the most extra special group of guests. Enjoy everything from our Elite Reward and more.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you so much for believing in Arxegoz, Inc. and helping us make others' dreams a reality!

4 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Yummy Almonds....

Arxegoz Eats Yummy Almonds

Enjoy gourmet Almonds from Arxegoz Eats.

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
La Vista Salsa

Be the first to enjoy a jar of La Vista Salsa when before it launches on market shelves! A special iFund salsa flavor will be selected and shipped to each recipient.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
$50 for 50% off Beauty Services

We love pampering our guests, and with this reward, each guest will receive one 50% promotional discount for Arxegoz Beauty services under $200.

 

Choose from Lash Lifts, Henna Brows, Derma Planing Facials, Lip Scrubs and more!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Pitch Away

Thank you for your contribution. We want to hear from YOU!

A free pitch and review of your business. We’ll give you feed back to help move you to the next level of achieving your goal!

 

 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Snack Pack of Gourmet Almonds

Enjoy gourmet almonds from Arxegoz Eats!

Chef prepared snack pack includes three flavors of almonds that are a must try. Enjoy the flavors of honey garlic, sriracha and cajun almonds treats.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
Business Review Planning

Let us help you build a business plan! 1hr on us!

We love helping people reach their dreams. We’ll give an in depth analysis of your current business plan and make suggestions to take your dreams to the next level. No plan? No problem. We’ll spend that one hour helping you build one!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$350
$350 Tehaleh SEED Bar & Eats Wine Tray

Be the first in line to own an exclusive glass cheese tray created just for SEED Bar & Eats. Made from a wine bottle, the glass platter is the perfect accessory for any host and one of the first SEED Bar & Eats seasonal retail items for guests to own.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
BeYOUtiful Brows

Get the best gift of the year with an awesome deal on Arxegoz Beauty's Signature Microblading Brows Services and receive 50% off your choice of Lash Extensions for the same day!

Get he 6-8 week follow up Microblading Touch Up for only $100.

 

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Elite: FEEL Beautiful

Choose three services from our Arxegoz Beauty for 2 at Arxegoz Beauty Studio with Lunch or Dinner provided!

Take a day of self care for you and your guest. You’ll come in, relax, get beauty-fied and leave refreshed, feeling beautiful and ready to paint the town red. You’ll be treated like a VIP with full day booking of the studio while our Beauty team pampers you with any of our facial, lash or brow services. Gourmet lunch and dinner will be provided, along with drinks and snacks for the day. This is our most exclusive package.

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
VIP Treatment

Catering and Beauty for 10 people at Arxegoz Beauty.

ELITE TREATMENT: Our most exclusive party full of gourmet food and elite beauty treatment for that extra special occasion, for the most extra special group of guests. Enjoy everything from our Elite Reward and more.

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward