The leadership team at PROVA Group, Inc. has decades of combined experience in technology and business management. Each team member has a keen interest in the goals of PROVA and is working diligently to improve the marketplace for consumer and enterprise customers alike. Our team has worked on some of the most significant advances of the technological age at some of the greatest companies in the world.
Emmitt Smith is the Chairman and Founder of PROVA Group, Inc. Mr. Smith is a respected entrepreneur, sought-after speaker, best-selling author and one of the most valuable personal brands in the sports-entertainment field. With the mantra, “Building Bridges to Open Doors” at the helm, Mr. Smith has created many successful ventures in real estate, charity and construction. His company, EJ Smith Construction, is recognized as one of the leading African-American owned bridge builders in Texas.
Mr. Smith is probably best known for his illustrious football career with the Dallas Cowboys and his appearance on “Dancing With the Stars”.
Besides his business ventures, Mr. Smith has a passion for making a difference. His charitable organization, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, awards college scholarships annually and provides enrichment opportunities to underserved youth.
Protect Yourself From Buying Fakes
Counterfeiting is a BIG and dangerous business. The United States Department of Commerce estimates businesses lose over $250 billion per year in counterfeit-related activities. How can you protect yourself from being a victim of counterfeit goods and thwart counterfeiters in the process?
There are five ways you can stop counterfeiters from taking your hard-earned money.
- Check product labels. If they are blurred or torn, that is the first sign something isn’t quite right.
- Look at product names. Misspelled or altered product names are a common occurrence on counterfeit goods. If you think your $100 “Guchi” handbag is too good to be true, put it back and look for a real “Gucci” handbag.
- Be aware of product changes. Counterfeiters will promote their products as having a “new scent”, “improved content” or as having a new feature. If you haven’t learned of these changes via the news or manufacturer advertising, chances are your item is a fake.
- Observe codes, contact information and trademarks. Many products will provide lot codes, 800 numbers or special trademarks. If these things are missing from the item you have purchased, be cautious.
- No guarantee or licensing agreements could be a red flag. If the product doesn’t offer a guarantee or if your team-branded jersey doesn’t acknowledge the proper licensing entity, ask questions.
No one deserves to be ripped off. It is important to check your collectibles and other items to ensure you get what you pay for.
Another way to protect yourself is by using the PROVA services platform. PROVA is developing many exciting technology-based solutions that will provide you with the confidence you need when making important purchases when authenticity matters.Read More