To empower people’s minds, by providing knowledge, tools and resources that help people succeed in work and life and achieve the balance between them.
ARMINDS was an idea to build a community of great minds with great talents in its early phases. At that time I focused on mainly on helping software developers.
I was very passionate about the idea!
After graduating from computer science faculty, I decided to make it official. ARMINDS became a company with a legal structure in year 2006.
The services were expanded in the middle east area, as I developed many custom web applications for customers in North Africa and the Middle Eastern Gulf.
Those applications needed to be hosted somewhere … that’s why I started reselling web hosting solutions packaged with the developed applications.
After 10 years in the Middle East, it was a must to start taking my idea to the next level. I had to give my company the identity it deserved … so I moved it “officially” to Florida, United States.
By registering ARMINDS in Florida, I knew that I am taking my business seriously. Great standards, great regulations and an open market. A business environment that helped me focus on creativity and allowed me to serve my customers better.
Since then I focused on providing web hosting solutions and 24/7 customer support on my own servers not as web hosting resellers.
After intensive analysis I discovered that “Bloggers” are facing lots of problems and obstacles on hosting their mind creativity. Technical issues, downtime, bad customer service and SPAM hosting companies.
I had to find a way to help this creative group of people, then I decided to pivot.
An easy to use solution for bloggers that ensures maximum reliability and peace of mind … the BlogVPS.
ARMINDS operated an infrastructure of the latest technology in the industry located in a SSAE 16 compliant data center, and provided a world class service that meets the customer satisfaction at competitive prices. But ….!
After a while the mission became bigger and I utilized all our resources to achieve our main goal, which is to empower people’s minds! A turning point. I converted ARMINDS from a direct service provider to a brand of brands.
Now ARMINDS is considered the parent brand, and all sub-brands are dedicated on several but consistent missions to serve the parent brand mission which is to “directly” empower minds.
Starting from 2016, I have created sub-brands of ARMINDS to serve the main goal.
Aref is dedicated to provide contents to unlock the minds potential and provide motivation for people to take action and pursue their dreams by starting an online business.
Nazzam is dedicated to help online homepreneurs organize their lives for more productivity, success and work-life balance.
One last thing, I always considered ARMINDS to stand for “ARAB-MINDS”. However after building Aref brand and changing my direction to help people world wide, now ARMINDS stands for “AREF-MINDS”.
Thanks a lot for reading the story about my business journey.
Shady Al Aref Bellah.