Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva is the highly inspired founder of the company MB2 Dental Solutions, a dental practice management firm that was created by a dentist, for dentists.
Due to Dr. Villanueva’s medical background and having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, he knows exactly what to do in order for MB2 Dental to thrive. In which he revealed that is not getting caught up in the trivial day-to-day tasks and micromanaging, a mistake far too many CEOs make; and instead trusting his staff and recognizing his job, as he bluntly puts it, is to “stay the heck out of the way” and focus on setting the vision for the company and inspiring his staff. This concept seems to be working immensely for him as he currently has 70 affiliated offices in six states, with over 500 employees. MB2 Dental prides itself on being fully committed to helping dentist practitioners preserve control over how they practice,including assistance with anything ranging from legal issues to payroll, to any marketing challenges they may encounter.
Dr. Villanueva is a very driven entrepreneur, but says that not taking himself too seriously has been key to his success and daily productivity. He is one to enjoy his typical work by keeping his office lighthearted and fun while providing assistance to his clients. In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Villanueva shares advice from a mentor that helps him in his daily life and that is to “never be the smartest person in the room”. This piece of advice inspires him to always surround himself with intelligent, highly creative and outspoken team members. Hiring the right people for his firm is what gives MB2 its youthful edge and is what keeps Dr. Villanueva motivated. He believes collaborating with others is what takes something that is just merely an idea and brings it to full completion in the best way, embodying an array of perspectives. However, this isn’t to say that all his great ideas are formed in a meeting room, as a “night owl” Dr. Villanueva gets a great deal of his ideas,sometimes randomly,in the late hours of the night when his four young children are asleep,or sometimes even in the middle of playing video games with his kids! Dr. Chris S. Villanueva and his standards of business with MB2 Dental Solutions are effectively changing lives in a positive way as they continue to break new ground in the world of dentistry and business.
Honey Birdette made a big splash in papers and online throughout the UK, US and Australia as it put forward its plans for a massive retail rollout in the United Kingdom and a digital first site launch in the United States.
The sesuality boutique was the first of its kind in Australia and was created in 2006 by Eloise Monaghan. Monaghan saw a hole in the market within Australia for a luxurious lingerie boutique that rivaled those you would find in Paris and put forth her entrepreneurial skills to fill that void. Fill it she did and 20 years later there are over 50 wildly successful Honey Birdette locations in Australia.
She opened her first locations outside Australia last year in the United Kingdom. The locations brought throngs of shoppers to the black doors and beyond and that success is followed by this most recent launch of additional stores. Her plan is to have 40 locations up and running in the United Kingdom by 2018 year end. This is an aggressive goal, but if the first three locations are a success indicator, there may be 40 more to come by 2019.
Additionally Eloise knows the power of online sales for her brand. When she saw staggering numbers of climbing US sales (370+% growth to be exact), she put her team to work to develop a new site for shoppers in the States. That website went live and has also been incredibly well received. The site offers more buying options as well as luxury add ons like free shipping on purchases over $50 and a faster shipping policy.
The success of Honey Birdette has not changed Eloise, who continues to oversee every aspect of the company’s growth and product lines. In fact, following the increase in US sales Honey Birdette released the wildly popular New York line.
Omar Yunes is a Mexican business person and financial specialist, and the honor winning franchisee of Sushi Itto, a substantial and effective chain of Japanese eateries with a broad nearness in Mexico and all through Latin America. Mr. Yunes started his business vocation at the youthful age of 21 and by and by possesses thirteen establishment units of Sushi Itto in Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz, which include 10% of the brand’s general establishments and hold a workforce of more than 400 representatives.
Mr. Yunes trusts that to prevail as a franchisee, one must have astounding administrative aptitudes, accept there will be challenges en route, select a strong brand, and pick a steady franchisor that has an exhaustive comprehension of the important market and the specialized side of establishment administration.
In 2015, Omar Yunes won the title of Best Franchisee of the World (BFW), a honor given each year in Florence, Italy, perceiving members and business visionaries that exhibit polished methodology and regard for the mission and estimations of their image. The 2015 release of BFW checked agents of 34 nations and assessed them on their effect and impact on their particular chains in an assortment of fields, including execution of sparing procedures, worker inspiration, and enhancements to the establishment display.
In acquiring this lofty honor, Mr. Yunes was perceived broadly and globally as a noteworthy distinct advantage in franchisor-franchisee connections for accomplishing changes in correspondence and control execution that empower better assessment of the units under his administration. Sushi Itto’s CEO, Benjamin Cancelmo, remarked that the franchisor considers these honors an appearance of a joint push to offer customers fantastic administration, extraordinary taste, and unparalleled neighborliness.
As per Diego Elizarrarás, the BFW Mexico coordinator, this honor means the presence of a solid Mexican division that is picking up a merited and critical place in the worldwide field.
Syria is a nation that has felt the influence of the Avaaz organization as they face a dictatorial regime. Up to today, the organization has spent over $4 million in eliminating the Syrian civil war that began in 2011. Other nations that have benefited from the efforts of Avaaz include Libya and Iran. In the year 2009 during Iran elections, the organization helped raise money to set up servers that would allow the sharing of videos and information over the internet in the country. Their influence has also been felt in the United States particularly the fight against climate change.
To ensure that all their efforts are successful, the organization has specialized in using tactics that have been developed by their followers. A suggested tactic is first tried out before it can be implemented. It has been reported by mainstream media that Avaaz operates in over 30 counties in the world. Avaaz is more active in some nations than others. Nations, where their influence has been felt, include Brazil, Lebanon, India and the United Kingdom. The main form of communication for Avaaz is through email. However, this does not prevent them from using other tactics such as media friendly stunts, phone-ins, sit-ins as well as videos and online public petitions.
While the term Avaaz may sound like a monster, it stands for song and originates from the Persian Language. Among the many issues that the organization stands for include the oppression of human rights and animal rights. These two areas enable them to fight climate change, poverty, conflict and corruption. They have managed to uncover many corruption deals and corrupt leaders. The organization is 10 years old and still maintains its headquarters in the US. The group owes its existence to two groups which are MoveOn.or as well as Res Publica.
Equities First Holdings, LLC has shown a continued commitment to customers by relocating their Melbourne offices to a new, more accessible location in the heart of Melbourne. According to Mitchell Hopwood, the Managing Director for Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, the US-based business has continued to experience growth in the Australian market, and relocating the Melbourne office provides space not only for current clients and staff, but also allows the firm room to grow in the future.
Equities First Holdings (EFH) is a private equity company that specializes in lending non-purpose, stock-based capital for both businesses and high net-worth individuals. Lending is based on an assessment of the risk and potential future performance of securities. Since their inception in 2002, EFH has completed over 700 transactions totaling well over $1 billion.
One of the advantages of security-based lending is that most loans are non-recourse, providing a solid option for qualified investors looking for capital to help achieve personal or business-related goals. Loans are secured with shares traded on public exchanges around the world. The loans are also unrestricted, so the capital can be used for any purposes the investor deems fit, allowing for far greater flexibility than many other loan options. Due to the nature of this type of lending, clients are able to run each operation on a deal-by-deal basis. Loans are straightforward and can be tailored to meet the unique and varied needs of both individuals and businesses. By leveraging their securities and shares, clients can receive funds at a much lower cost than more traditional loans, making capital borrowed from Equities First Holdings an appealing option for both the savvy individual and businessman.
Allscripts, NantHealth as well as the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have come together to implement a solution that allows the Nantealth clinical decision support solution known as eviti to gain access to the workflow in the Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record. The amalgamation is expected to help the clinical pathways program to inform about the cancer treatment process without having to interrupt the physical clinical workflow. The clinical operating system was established with the participation of many oncologists from all over the country. It is composed of a collection of the evolving cancer care data.
The Clinical Pathway is designed with the patients in mind. It has the most recent cancer research, treatment regimens as well as complementary therapies. All this are integrated into the Allscripts Sunrise, therefore, giving the oncologists the ability to come up with a list of care protocols at the point of care. The planning of the project began in the year 2016. It has since had a lot of achievements among them improving the chemotherapy regimen selection and also bettering the quality of care that patients at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) receive.
The head office of CTCA is Boca Raton, Florida. CTCA is composed of five hospitals all of which serve the cancer patients throughout the US. It uses conventional approaches such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation as well as immunotherapy to treat cancer. CTCA is also committed to offering remedies to the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, anxiety, and fatigue among others.
The very first hospital under Cancer Treatment Centers of America was started in the year 1988 by Richard J Stephenson. The inspiration for starting the hospital was drawn from his mother’s death. She died of cancer and Richard did not feel satisfied with the treatment that she received. The hospital was opened in Zion, Illinois. The four other hospitals were opened between the year 2005 and 2012.
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Omar Yunes was awarded with the prestigious Best Franchisee of the World award. He managed to receive it in a competition held last December 5 in Florence, Italy. He is a franchisee of Sushi Itto and he has been given the award because of his contribution to his represented brand. He started franchising Sushi Itto at the age of 21, and the Japanese food chain has since grown into 13 different franchises scattered in three Mexican cities – in Ciudad de Mexico, in Puebla, and in Vera Cruz. The franchise that Omar Yunes owns represents 10% of the total units of the brand. Omar Yunes stated how happy he is about being recognized, but he said that the recognition should have been given to his 400 strong employees instead because they are the ones who helped made the franchise successful.
The event was attended by 34 different countries, and each competitor goes under the strict evaluation of the judges on how the franchises they own are affecting the whole brand network itself. The categories include the influence, knowledge contribution, savings, motivation towards the employees and the business model. The organizer of the even has explained how Omar Yunes won the award. According to the organizer, Omar Yunes acts as the most important factor in his franchise business. He managed to improve the relationship between franchisers, and has contributed a lot to the industry itself. His better understanding of how these franchises should be managed has also contributed to the success of his Japanese fast food franchise. It has shown how his franchises are performing positively, bagging him the award. Benjamin Cancelmo, the CEO of Sushi Itto, has also thanked Omar Yunes for transforming their brand into a successful one, with multiple franchises across Mexico. He stated that the award was just a testament on how their company focuses on providing quality food, hospitality and excellent customer service.
The food industry of Mexico would also benefit from the recognition that was given to Omar Yunes. It would open the global market for local franchisers, and it would boost the economy of the country. More food companies coming into Mexico would also mean jobs for the local population.
Cloud technology has become increasingly popular in this day and age. More users are gravitating to it because it offers a security that others do not. When you hear the cloud technology being brought up, there is one name that pops up more than any others. It is called NuoDB. It is part of the cloud technology. The NuoDb firm was founded in 2008. The NuoDB firm works in concert with so many other cloud applications to make sure every user has a safe and effortless experience with their data.
What is so special about using the NuoDB firm?
1) The NuoDb lowers your out-of-pocket costs significantly. The NuoDb firm and its services reduce the need for more IT staff. When you cut down on the staff you use, that is more money going back to you. The second thing it does is reduce the need for purchasing lots of licensing software. It is all there in one place.
2) The scalability is pure gold. Anyone can use this technology. It is good for those who have either a large or small infrastructure. You can adjust the technology to suit your personal and business needs.
3) The spreadsheets you are used to using are going to be a thing of the past. Everyone works with the same information. You can access what you need to at any time and place.
Success Academy, the largest and highest-performing charter school network in New York City, is pushing the envelope when it comes to the education of the city’s disadvantaged children.
Success Academy has shown they are willing to take a firm stance against what they see as lowering of their high standards of education. They recently won an uphill battle, in the appellate court, against the city regarding their pre-K program. By doing this, they show us that a high-quality education even from a young age must be demanded. Winning this battle to educate in a manner that Success Academy feels is the most beneficial for its students is one reason that makes them an example for schools across America.
All this care for students can only translate into the students’ success, and it has. The majority of students at Success Academy are either from low-income families or are children of color. These two groups, in general, are said to perform at a lower academic level than their white, or well-off peers. However, in the case of Success Academy’s elementary and middle schools, they have outscored their peers in math, science, and English, and rank in the top ten percentile.
Success Academy shows us a model in which, when given equal opportunity for success, there is no difference between one child and the next. Education is the great equalizer, and this is especially true in America. We are told to work hard, and everything you ever wanted can be yours if you just put your all into it. Unfortunately, there are still places in the inner cities of America where this is still a myth, because of societal norms. For that reason, Success Academy will release a digital platform showcasing its design for learning, so that every child across America can have an equal opportunity for the success they deserve.
NuoDB is a database technology company that was founded by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey in 2008. Barry S. Morris is also the Chief Executive Officer of the company. From the start it was called NimbusDB, but the company changed its name to NuoDB in 2011. It is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is an elastic SQL database for cloud applications. Jim Starkey invented their “elastically scalable database” and the patent was approved on July 17, 2012. In the same year NuoDB received 12 million dollars in venture capital.
NuoDB has received a lot of praise from different companies and organizations. Mass High Tech and Boston Business Journal named NuoDB one of their Innovation All Stars in 2014. Gartner also named NuoDB as a niche player in 2013 and listed them as a visionary in 2015. Morris, went from Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman, and Bob Walmsley was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2015.