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Mission Statement:  At the core of all our operations is Advantage Global Resources which provides the essential backend resources for the origination, design, structure, financing, development, growth, reporting, monitoring, analytics, compliance, security, accounting, and governance of all our business operations.

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Posted by:  Tony 

Date:  February 24, 2021

 

From the very beginning in 1978, it has been my mission to provide the vision, resources, and confidence necessary for the development of the Advantage Co as a business experience for those willing to take the full measure of the challenge.  This approach has energized our Root Philosophy for over 40 years, and it has been our good fortune to have built a number of world-class businesses as vibrant resources for our community, our employees, our partners, our suppliers, our associates, our customers, our families, our friends, and ourselves. 

 

I have often said that one of my earliest influences was the sign-off on radio station WNAI 1230AM.  They would close every night with the valediction “Be big, be a builder!”  Add to that the constant urging of the Jesuits that “we are here to do more each and every day with the gift of life,” and you have the foundation of the core philosophy of the Advantage Co.  And the Advantage Co has responded well to its aspiration.

 

In order to bring our ideas and concepts to life and continue their ever-changing and dynamic growth, it is our job to build and support a flexible matrix for each business that enables, encourages, and ensures ongoing paradigm shifts through the simple restructuring of elements providing maximum speed to benefit and cross-platform recognition.

 

Today, we operate a variety of businesses that have us uniquely prepared to continue on our journey as a builder.  The Advantage Co has always been a builder of dreams, a builder of families, a builder of friendships, a builder of careers, a builder of opportunities, and, frankly, it is poised to be a builder of almost anything we can imagine.  

 

Nevertheless, if you want to build all that can be imagined, it does have a cost - and the real cost is paid in commitment, determination, courage, and effort.  For us, our pride and appreciation belong to those that have paid that price and then some.

 

The evaluation of our businesses has always been based on 4 criteria.  Every business we are involved in has to answer to how well it promises to provide Equity, Profitability, Opportunity, and Lifestyle.  As we head into 2021, we have a variety of business operations that answer remarkably to these criteria.

 

Although we have spent over four decades cultivating and honing our resources to enable and grow our B2C businesses and partnerships, the Advantage Co's focus has changed dramatically over the past several years. As we aggressively invest in the future, our growth strategy is now based on enhancing and expanding our support and development resources for our international B2B ambitions.

 

Advantage Global Resources, Advantage Brands Group, Lifetime Service & Solutions, Black Progress Matters, Advantage Professionals, c1 Resources, Zovy Cloud, and UGA headline our growing lineup of outstanding B2B resources.  Each of these operations has enormous potential, and I am excited to be a part of their future.

 

At Advantage Global Resources, the development of our backend support services has positioned us to realize our potential as a fully functional resource for a variety of businesses.  The services and solutions that we now currently deliver to our international in-house clients [e.g. Unified Global Archiving, Zovy Cloud, UnBiasIt, CISO Sentinel, c1 Advantage, AP Professionals, iWorld Professionals, Black Progress Matters, TW&Co, Advantage Brands Group, Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse & Pizzeria, Lifetime Service & Solutions, etc.] are indeed world-class, and since we possess these skills - we believe they provide the foundation for expanding our Business as a Service [BaaS] initiative. 

 

Over the next few years, we will be enhancing Advantage Global Resources’ remarkable lineup of services and solutions by developing Advantage Investment Development & Oversight [AIDO], Advantage Legal & Fiduciary [AL&F], iWorld Accounting, Advantage Global Resources PEO, Advacovery, Walker Sports Audit, Walker Global Funding … and so much more.

Tony Ragusa

Founder, The Advantage co