Mexican franchisee, Omar Yunes won the coveted title of best franchisee in the world at the 2015 annual Best Franchise of the World awards. They were hosted in Florence, Italy on December 5th, 2015. Mr. Yunes is a franchisee of the sushi restaurant franchise, Sushi Itto. The Sushi Itto chain specializes in serving a large assortment of creative and unique Japanese sushi rolls in a warm and inviting environment. The restaurant also serves some cooked Japanese foods such as teriyaki chicken and tempura. Omar Yunes was selected the winner from a pool of franchisees that came from over 34 different countries.
Omar Yunes is a franchisee owner of 13 Sushi Itto restaurants in Mexico. He owns and operates Sushi Itto restaurants in three different cities. They are found in the Mexican cities of Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City. Yunes began as a franchisee at Sushi Itto when he was just 21 years old. His 13 franchises now represent 10% of the total number of franchises that Sushi Itto has.
The response of Omar Yunes when he heard the announcement that he won the award for best franchisee in the world at the Italian event was won of great joy. He said that he was very proud of himself and also of his entire staff that includes over 400 people working in 13 different restaurants across three different cities. Receiving this award would not be possible had it not been for the work of his employees and the support of the brand which has been supportive of his growth Yunes also said.
The panel that gave the award for best franchisee in the world to Omar Yunes looked at the following criteria. It did not look at the impact that the franchisee had on the brand or franchise. Instead it looked at the impact that the franchisee or Omar Yunes in this case had on his employees and his contributions to the business model of the chain. Additional criteria included looking at the fostering of knowledge in the sector, how cost efficient the franchisee was and how profitable the franchisee’s business was.
Meriwether Group is a company that helps other businesses accelerate their sales and market growth. The company, based in Portland, Oregon, was founded by its Chief Executive Officer David Howitt. Meriwether Group helps disruptive brands through key times, short and long term capital infusions, and a defined exit strategy when that is called for.
Mr. Howitt has worked for large companies such as adidas and has also been an entrepreneur himself. David and his wife founded Oregon Chai which is a brand that has had explosive growth. They successfully sold the company in 2004. David has also written a book called “Heed Your Call” which used spirituality, business, myth, and science to impart business and life lessons.
David’s son, Sawyer Howitt, is getting an early start to being an entrepreneur himself. While still in high school, he joined Meriwether Group as a Business Strategy Analyst in 2015. His focus is on RFID Checkout which is set to completely recast the entire brick and mortar experience. Sawyer Howitt was promoted to Project Manager in 2017.
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RFID Checkout makes use of a RFID tag that is attached to every product in a store. Sawyer Howitt is helping to develop technology that will read these tags in order to make purchasing products far smoother than it is today. With technology reading the RFID tags it will be possible to checkout without ever having to stop at a register. As you leave the store the tags are read and your debit or credit card is seamlessly charged for what you leave the store with. Sawyer Howitt is a pioneer in this new technology and is kept busy developing the technology to make this new future possible.
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Do you feel like your not getting the quality calls you expect with your loved ones in a correctional institution? Thousands of people feel just like you and have complained about the rising costs of inmate calls. The Public Utility Commission and the federal government has put forth the effort to ensure that inmates get quality coverage that is reasonable priced. In fact, they ensure that all calls are monitored or receive proper surveillance. Inmate calls are processed over a secure network that guarantees your calls down to the millisecond. You no longer have to worry about that pesky automated assisted operator processing your call.
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The Koch brothers have created one of the largest and most successful private companies in the world. Elder brother Charles Koch, who is 80 years old and graduated from the Massachusetts of Technology serves as president of Koch Industries. The firm has yearly revenues totaling about $115 billion dollars. It also employs over 100,000 employees. Younger brother David Koch serves as the vice president of Koch Industries. He also graduated from MIT like his older brother.
The Koch Brothers are known for their philanthropy and support for political movements that support conservative policies and libertarianism. Charles massive wealth
and huge contributions to conservative groups and think tanks such as Americans For Prosperity, the Cato Institute and many others have drawn accusations against them from the media that they are trying to gain political clout and power. This distortion by the media and some journalists couldn’t be further from the truth. Charles Koch is simply trying to support libertarian
economic causes and conservative policies that have helped make America one of the wealthiest and strongest countries in the world. Below I debunk some of the myths about the Koch brothers.
The brothers have been accused of entering the political scene to oppose Barack Obama and his liberal policies. This is outright false. The Koch brothers have been actively involved in supporting research groups and think tanks such as the CATO institute since the 1970’s. David Koch was even actively involved in the Libertarian political party in the 1980’s when he ran as a vice presidential candidate. To further disprove that the brothers are just entering the political scene to try and stop Barack Obama and liberals, is the fact that the brothers have opposed many of George W. Bush’s policies. They opposed some regulations and an expansion of social spending proposed by the Bush administration.
Another misconception of Charles and David Koch is that the political network they have established in the United States is their own “pet project.” The current Koch Network actually has hundreds of other wealthy families and donors who like the Koch brothers want to see more conservative and libertarian policies in the country. It is true that the Koch brothers are one of the biggest donors and that they are one of the wealthiest in the network. However, they are not the only players in the Koch Network. Yet they are unfairly targeted and singled out.
QNET recently unveiled its latest offering to the public, a trio of all natural supplements called LifeQode. QNET gained its popularity by becoming one of the fastest growing Asian direct sell to customer companies. Now they are poised to reach a global audience with a revolutionary product they feel will benefit a person for many years to come.
The new release is called LifeQode, comprised of three individual supplements that care called Berry Xtreme, EDG3 and Kenta. The big excitement over these new supplements is that they promise to be 100% halal, vegetarian, and organic. So what makes this supplement package any different from the list of others available globally in healthfood supply stores/ QNET spokesperson and regional general manager, Khaled Diab, says the LifeQode has been scientifically formulated to naturally restore balance within the human body by simply replenishing the nutrients that it needs each day to thrive.
These nutrients are the key to living a longer and healthier lifestyle. Comprised within the LifeQode are the three essential supplement packages. They are Berry Xtreme, EDG3 and Kenta, all made from natural ingredients to provide the human body access to the nutrients without the aid of dangerous or toxic chemicals that can lead to serious side effects. The all natural ingredients ensure the body can quickly utilize these compounds and get them into the bloodstream where they can go to work healing from within.
Diab has stated that the Berry Xtreme, EDG3 and Kenta each in their own way provide a immune booster and a gentle hormone balance and stimulation. The philosophy behind the company is that by ingesting healthier supplements, you now have possession of the key to your ultimate health success. By controlling your health, you can life a more sustained and healthier lifestyle for many years to come. The biggest positive that people are taking from these supplements is that they are friendly to a variety of different lifestyles.
Diab went on to say further that the researchers at QNET see an alarming trend that is taking place in which the consumer is becoming too dependent on processed foods. These processed foods have very limited nutrients, and they do nothing in the way of helping to improve the health of the buyer, unless an all natural supplement that goes to work on the organs of the body that need help the most. When the body can not regenerate properly, a nutrient crisis is going to be the end result. They hope that Berry Xtreme, EDG3 and Kenta will change all that for the consumer.
There are many attorneys out there who seek to do what is right by their clients and then fail, but there are some attorneys out there who actually succeed at what they are attempting to do. There are some attorneys out there who stand out among the rest, some who do a great job on a daily basis. Dan Newlin is one of those attorneys. He is someone who has brought about great results in the cases that he has worked on, and he is a special kind of attorney. He is someone who is ready to face it all.
Dan Newlin is based out of Florida, and he has been working hard to look out for his clients for a long time. When someone is dealing with an injury and looking to have justice brought about, Dan Newlin is there to give them the kind of help that they need to face the future. He is someone who is there for the injured, and he is ready to represent those who need someone to help them get the financial assistance that they deserve. Dan Newlin works hard when he is one a case, and he does the work that every attorney is meant to do.
Those who are looking to work as attorneys do not always realize all of the work that goes into such a job, but Dan Newlin is someone who is willing to put in the work that is required. He works hard at all that he does, and he seeks to do what is right for those he represents. He is someone who will not stop working until a job is done. He makes sure that all that he does is for the best interests of his clients, and that he helps them in every way possible.
Brian Bonar has an extensive business background. He worked for IBM Europe for years and has been the CEO of several companies. Bonar knows the retail and the wholesale business and he also knows that China is a key player in both the retail and the wholesale business around the world. Bonar says without China the retail business in the United States would be on life-support because the U.S. market craves cheap merchandise, and that’s how China became the super financial power it is today. The Chinese are master “knock-off” artists. They know how to take expensive products and duplicate them for a fraction of the cost. Bonar thinks the recent China meltdown is a signal that the Red nation might be experiencing the pains of capitalism, and they are not sure how to treat those pains.
The luke-warm economic date coming out of China in recent weeks confirms what Bonar is saying. Stock markets around the world are reacting negatively to the Chinese financial debacle. Higher U.S. borrowing costs, emerging market recessions, and the potential interest rate hike by the Feds also have financial people looking for ways to avoid major losses.
China has been the shining star in the financial world for several years and now that star is burning out. One reason, according to Mr. Bonar is the Chinese factory output is way behind forecasts. The country’s economic growth is set to drop below 7 percent for the first time in seven years.
The question that financial people are trying answer is, can the Chinese government reverse the trend and become competitive on the world market again? Several economist say no because the country is going through a normal capitalistic cycle. This cycle is the first real test of China’s ability to react to a situation that changes with each government decision. Mr. Bonar and others believe the Chinese have expanded their assets enough to protect another meltdown, but the China’s factories will not be the cheapest place to make shoes and clothing for the U.S market anymore.
Investing in art does not necessarily mean that you will attain direct profits on your collection. Many individuals collect art just to decorate their homes. Real art collectors usually purchase artwork and keep them for years or even decades before selling them at a profit when it has appreciated. If an individual sells a collected art, then it is not declared to the government in terms of capital gains. Art collectors usually buy art to decorate their homes, these collectors often loan their pieces and donate them to museums upon their death. Art investors, on the other hand, are up to broadening their portfolio through art investment; they buy older pieces of art that are popular historically. These art investors often come from very wealthy families where the artworks bought are given to future generations as inheritance or sold at very high profits. Art speculators buy or invest in pieces of art that they believe will be valuable sometime in the future. Their artwork mainly comes from new artists who are beginning their career. Such pieces are often bought at lower prices then sold after 10-15 years at a time when the artists are at their peak.
A good documentation about an art will increase its market value and its collectability. Ask for any related documents about an art before buying it. Information about all the previous owners, awards it has won and places that it has been exhibited are vital information that you need to ask before buying a particular art. Serious art collectors research about a piece of work and buy art that will form a meaningful and a realistic grouping from a certain age or period. Serious art collectors often buy art that they like, and this forms the basis of their grouping. Spend your money on fine quality pieces of art that will add value to your collection and can be sold at a profit in the future. This happens if you buy art from reputable artists in the industry.
Prominent collectors such as Rockefeller and Chrysler are famous, and their arts are respected since their art collecting and art grouping abilities are desirable. Adam Sender has an enormous collection of artworks under his belt. Mr. Sender began collecting artworks since the year 1990 when he parted ways with SAC Capital Advisors LP to start his hedge fund. The hedge fund heavyweight-turned art collector is currently auctioning his vast collection at his private residence in North Miami. 139 Works from different artists will be available for viewing in the Sender Collection. Mr. Sender expects $70 million from the auction. The Sender Collection also includes works by young upcoming artists like Frank Benson and Jim Lambie. Many of Sender’s pieces have never been on public view in the United States.
There are people who collect art just for the sake of doing it and those that do it out of passion. A different group exists all together; these are the ones who do it professionally. Adam Sender falls perfectly in this category, having done this since the mid 1990s. He is an avid collector of art who does that from established and experienced names. Initially, Adam Sender worked has a hedge fund manager and developed interest in art collection while still working.
In order to be a successful art collector, sender notes that anyone has to do it intelligently. This involves mastering the important skills of the trade. They include doing proper research and working with the right who are experienced in the field. These are some of the things that have built Sender’s success in the field of art collection. He has always built a strong relationship with top individuals in the art world like Sadie Coles, Shaun Regen, and Barbara Gladstone. Sender has maintained these contacts over long periods owing to their importance and the results have been excellent. (LinkedIn)
When he was starting out, Sender had no clue that he would have the kind of collection that he has currently. It shows the kind of collector that he is because excellent collectors are always known by how good their collection is. The best art collectors do their work in unified manner that brings out a meaningful correlation within the pieces of collection. This requires great experience and the knowledge of knowing what to choose from the rest in order to achieve that.
Sender believes that it is good to share art collections with the rest of the world. This is something that is not done by many art collectors which makes him stand out from the rest. He is not the type that collects and hides their pieces. Sender does this by lending to exhibitions that are of value. He created a website solely for this purpose where any exhibitor can put forward his request. It functions more effectively like a lending library for art. Adam Sender’s IMDB is here.
Sender has also had great success in selling his art collection. In 2006, he sold 40 pieces of art that brought in $20 million. This is a sum that covered his previous costs of acquisition. He will make approximately profits of $70 million after selling his art collection. It will involve 400 works done by 139 artists that will be sold in a period of18months. He has also organized successful exhibitions himself like the ‘Home Alone’ exhibition that took place in Miami.
There is a lot to be said for the growing number of people that are starting their own businesses. I have read that more than 50% of small businesses fail. This can be discouraging to a lot of people in the business world, but Vijay Eswaran did not let the fear of failure overtake him.
I like the fact that Vijay Eswaran was someone that started out struggling but continued to persist. He makes me believe that one can grow from failure and continue to see a greater path to success. As someone that is aspiring to write I have been thrilled by what Vijay Eswaran has done. He has written a lot of books over the years, and these books have been a real motivation to me. Books like “In the Thinking Zone” and “The Sphere of Silence” have been great books for entrepreneurs. In the business world he represents the resilient business man that continues to thrive even when he has challenges. There are a lot of people that may not realize it, but Vijay Eswaran says that failures can play a big part in your growth. Vijay Eswaran also was discussed by Entrepreneur.com.
I always wanted to hide my failures when I was growing up. Even as an adult I was ashamed of some of the jobs that I could not do successfully. I didn’t let that deter me though. Vijay Eswaran has written in the “18 Stepping Stones” that every situation presents a chance to learn. That is powerful. I had never thought of any of my failures this way, but now I do realize this. Even when my small business failed I found a way to reevaluate my purpose. I have found this through the motivation from the speeches and written words of Vijay Eswaran.
There are times where I wished that he had more books. I have read everything that Vijay Eswaran has written in the last several years, and I want more. It is great encouragement. He has the ability to encourage others because he is good at encouraging himself. That is very important, and I believe that he represents a new type of business leader: he is the gentle leader that leads with a calm demeanor instead of an iron fist. That may be the one of the best attributes to his leadership style. That may also be the biggest contributing factor to his success. He also has a WeForum profile.
Vijay Eswaran has become a pillar of many communities because he is also a giver. This is another successful attribute that makes people want to patronize his business. All of his traits represent a rare but highly successful breed of leaders that lead differently. He makes it easier for employees to enjoy their work.