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Create Your Path to Success With Success Platforms

(Newswire.net — August 7, 2017) Hudson, WI — Know where you’re going. Show where you’ve been. 

Promises, promises, promises! It’s never been easier for customers to find suppliers who will promise them anything and everything under the sun. Yet, it’s never been tougher for them to discern who’s going to deliver in a way that genuinely satisfies their expectations. How is it possible to differentiate great service from good intentions in a global marketplace?  

If your business has a history of keeping customers happy, you have a powerful advantage that will help it stand out from the crowd of online competitors. Success Platforms is a comprehensive marketing communications program developed by Spirit of Success that enables you to make a lasting impression on the people your organization serves. Additionally, because Success Platforms is designed to perpetuate your core values and culture, it helps you to leverage your high business standards well into the future. 

Success Platforms is a multi-dimensional marketing program that creates an online environment where you and your customers interact in a virtual community based on shared values and services they receive from you. Through a combination of traditional and technical marketing communication tools, your new and prospective customers can immerse themselves in a vivid assortment of content, images, video recordings and published works pertaining to your organization’s rich history, talented staff, happy customers and product innovations. 

The four objectives listed below comprise the foundation used by Success Platforms to elevate your organization’s online presence.  

  • Communicate your story 
  • Differentiate your brand 
  • Create community 
  • Build a legacy 

The clients who build their Success Platforms with Spirit of Success express appreciation for the fact that the communication tools they already own are often optimized by the program. None of their past efforts are wasted or thrown away. Instead, results are enhanced in numerous ways, which translate into more business and revenue. For more information, download the Spirit of Success Platform formula and case study.

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Spirit of Success is a platform for business and personal success.

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5 Ways Leading Brands Find New Customers Online

(Newswire.net — August 7, 2017) — Customer acquisition is important for all businesses, regardless of size or brand equity. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to make your first sale or you already run a billion-dollar firm, because in Palo Alto, everyone is trying to add customers and drive growth.

But if you’re a company owner in the former category, it’s helpful to study what the brands in the latter category are doing to understand today’s best practices and most effective techniques.

Five Ways to Find New Customers

The first thing to notice is that no two brands approach the challenge of finding new online customers in the same way. There are far too many moving parts and independent variables to allow for a one-size-fits-all formula.

The following tips are helpful, but you’ll want to calculate how well each would fit your current situation.

1. Go Multi-Channel

The first thing you’ll notice leading brands do is break out of the traditional sales format that dictated you had to focus on one primary channel and master it before adding a second. This no longer applies today.

With the right technology, you can readily list your entire inventory on your website, as well as on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Walmart, and as many other ecommerce platforms as you choose without losing control or compromising fulfillment. If you want more customers, go multi-channel as soon as possible.

2. Give Away Samples

Trial is often the biggest point of friction when it comes to converting online customers successfully. People would rather touch, feel, and use certain items before they’re prepared to buy.

In a brick-and-mortar operation, this is entirely possible. Online, a screen separates the customer from the product. One way to overcome this and encourage trial (in an effort you hope will drive sales) is to give away free samples. Many brands do this; here’s an example of a current offer from Poo-Pourri.

3.  Try Guest Blogging

You should have your own blog up and running by now. Creating fresh content on an ongoing basis for your audience is a smart move in the current digital marketing landscape.

But in addition to developing and maintaining your own blog, you might consider building guest blogging relationships with other companies and websites that serve your target audience. Even a single post with well-placed links and a descriptive bio can push new traffic to your product pages and generate a flurry of sales.

4. Incentivize New Customers

Acquiring a new customer is far more difficult and costly than reengaging a former one. If you understand this, then you should realize you can benefit from incentivizing a customer’s initial purchase.

The popular deal site Groupon is one brand that does this. It often runs deals in which customers get 25 percent off their first purchase on the site. Maybe you do something similar to attract new customers.

5. Launch a Referral Program

Referral programs don’t necessarily work for every online brand, but they can be effective if strategically implemented alongside a suitable product offering. The beauty of referral programs is that they put your existing customers to work for you.

This approach clearly doesn’t come without any cost, but that cost is typically offset as soon as repeat purchases get made. It’s a great way to boost brand loyalty, especially from the referring partner.

Think Outside the Box

There are plenty of basic customer acquisition strategies that could work for you with nominal results. But if you want to create substantial growth and see the level of results you’re hoping for, think outside the box and take some risks.

Put your own spin on some of the tips and ideas outlined in this piece and see how your target market responds. You can’t know until you give them a try.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00097445-5-ways-leading-brands-find-new-customers-online.html

How to Find the Best Currency Exchange Rates

(Newswire.net — August 5, 2017) — Currency exchange is a very complex business. It fluctuates from minute to minute, making it difficult to get the best possible deal.

These fluctuations eventually have a huge significance on the amount you realise from the exchange. You could have more than expected and sometimes lose a lot more than you bargained.

The currency exchange market is influenced by certain factors such as an announcement from the central bank, political news, fresh economic data release, Government debt, etc.

Instead of getting ripped off by airport currency exchange kiosks who take out huge cuts from the exchange deals, leaving your wallet looking like it went through a surgery, here are 6 ways to find the best currency exchange rate:

1.  Check at the destination country

The best currency exchange rates are gotten when foreign currencies are bought with credit cards or ATM cards.

Upon your arrival at the destination country, get cash at an ATM at the closest bank or in the airport arrivals hall. This is because the exchange rate at the destination country is usually better than home.

Also, it would be safer to estimate the amount of cash you’ll be needing throughout your stay into a single withdrawal so you don’t have to pay the unnecessary per-transaction fees.

2. Plan ahead

In order to get the best currency exchange rate, be sure to plan ahead. Avoid exchanging in a hurry as this will only put you in a position where you’ll have to accept whatever comes instead of finding other means through which the best deal can be attained.

3. Research

The best way to know if you’re getting the best deal on your currency exchange rate is to know what the current rate is through an exchange rate comparison site.

If you’re planning on going on a foreign trip, do your research on what their exchange rate is like so it doesn’t catch you by surprise.

Looking through different exchange rate charts will help you come to a conclusion on the best deals available.

4. Check total price

When looking for the best currency exchange rate, it’s important that you look beyond the rate and focus on the total amount you’ll be getting eventually.

If you consider just the exchange rate, some other costs like credit card fees, commission and delivery rate might just add up and have you paying for more than you bargained.

5. Online order

To make your currency exchange easier to find, you can find out the rate online, if it’s suitable enough or you order for the exchange and get it at a nearby store or have it delivered to you.

6. Banks

Lots of banks offer good currency exchange rates to their customers and you can order for a currency exchange through a phone call or online and pick it up at the branch location.

You can also get your order at post offices and American Express offices.

Generally, try getting the best deals you can lay your hands on and avoid the change bureaus at train stations, airports and tourist centres as they usually have the worst rates you can ever imagine.

They bank on the fact that they’re your last resort, so they can offer you anything knowing that you need it urgently.

Be sure to look around, read exchange rates properly to avoid mistakes and also ask for net rates after every commission.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00097432-how-to-find-the-best-currency-exchange-rates.html

Propylene Oxide Market: APAC to Represent a Lucrative Market by 2025

(Newswire.net — August 2, 2017) New York City, New York — Growing need for mattresses, insulators, carpets, and car seats has revved up demand for propylene oxide globally. In addition, increasing demand for propylene oxide in the construction industry is likely to impact growth of the global propylene oxide market in the upcoming years. 

Factors Propelling Growth of the Market Globally

The automotive industry witnesses a significant demand for adhesives, paints, sealants, and flexible foams. Bound to surge in demand for various automotive products is expected to boost demand for propylene oxide in the automotive industry globally. Moreover, increasing production of power cruisers, aircraft, plastic & fibers, automotive coolants and brakes & hydraulic fluids is predicted to fuel demand for propylene oxide during the projected period. Such factors are predicted to fuel the global market growth of propylene oxide throughout 2025.

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Apart from production in the automotive industry, propylene oxide witnesses considerable demand in the construction industry. Increasing need for construction chemicals in the construction industry is predicted to impact the global market growth of propylene oxide positively by 2025 end.

On the other hand, increasing availability of effective substitute products is expected to hinder the global market growth of propylene oxide during the projected period. Additionally, application of propylene has negatively affected health of humans and the environment. Such factors are predicted to inhibit the global market growth of propylene oxide throughout 2025. Excessive consumption of this product has led to dermal irritation, irritation in eyes, and adverse effects on the respiratory tract. Such factors are anticipated to hinder the global market growth of propylene oxide during the projected period.

Polyether Polyols to Remain a Leading Segment

Polyether polyols among other end users is expected to remain a major segment in the propylene oxide market globally by 2025 end. Polyether polyols is predicted to represent around 10,000 KT in terms of volume by the end of 2025. Construction industry is expected to represent significant demand for propylene oxide during the projected period.

APAC to Represent a Lucrative Market

APAC is predicted to represent the most lucrative region among others, followed by North America. In 2017, the market in this region is expected to account for nearly 4,600 KT in terms of sales, and is projected to exceed 7,000 KT by the end of 2025. This region is expected to reflect a relatively high CAGR in terms of volume through 2025.

North America among various regions is expected to represent the second major market for propylene oxide globally. In terms of sales, the propylene oxide market in North America is likely to represent around 4,000 KT by the end of 2025. Latin America among various regions is expected to register a relatively slow growth in the global propylene oxide market. The propylene oxide market in Latin America is expected to register a CAGR growth of 3.3% in terms of volume by 2025 – end.

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Market Players

Leading market players in the global propylene oxide market include The Dow Chemicals, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Royal Dutch Shell, SK Chemicals, Huntsman International LLC., BASF SE, Repsol, AGC Chemicals, Air Liquide, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, China Petrochemical Corporation, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, PetroChina International Co., Ltd., LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Tokuyama Corporation, Hanwha Group, and Ineos Group Limited. 

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LV Cabin AC Filters Market to Record a CAGR of 5.1% by 2024

(Newswire.net — August 2, 2017) New York City, New York — The report titled as LV Cabin AC Filters Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016–2024 provides insights in the long run global LV cabin AC filters market, which is expected to remain positive, with market value estimated to increase at CAGR of 5.1%. With reference to technology type, Particle filters segment is projected to expand energetic CAGR in terms of value and the volume through 2016-2024.

By referring to sales channels the Independent type segment is expected to record significant CAGR in terms of volume and value through the forecast period. Sales figures denote the LV cabin AC filters in the global market were estimated at nearly US$ 3,132.5 million in 2016 end and subsequently estimate Y-o-Y growth of about 4.1% for the year.2015. The European and APAC market were individually estimated to account for more than 60% value share which is more than 60% of Global LV cabin AC filters market in 2016 end.The global LV cabin AC filter market is expected to be valued at US$ 4,699.9 million by 2024. These recordings denote opportunity for augmentation of US$ 1,523.5 million through 2016 to 2024. 

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Global LV Cabin AC Filters Market: Dynamics

When it comes to purified inhalation while roaming the road under dynamic atmospheric and weather conditions, the AC and its component filters became an integral part of the car cabin ventilation system.

Due to a more direct approach of car production companies towards cost reduction to break the competition and grab revenue by increasing sell units, all car segments will fortunately provide air conditioning systems, even in the lower car segments. Accordingly, due to an exponential rise in light vehicle production, AC filters demand is projected to be elevating. The AC filter acts as a barrier between incoming air with medium of High particulate efficiency system. It requires frequent replacement while servicing the vehicles when the filter gets clogged which is the next factor likely to boost demand and global market growth of Cabin AC filters.  

Global LV Cabin AC Filters Market: Forecast

On Technology type basis, the Particle filters segment is assumed to retain its leading position in this segment, which will be followed by Very high efficiency filters segment. According to the sales channel perspective, the Independent aftermarket is found exponentially leading the global LV cabin AC filters market over the forecast period. Asia Pacific region is expectedly found dominant over the forecast period. In terms of absolute $ opportunity in the global LV cabin AC filters market, APAC is expected to lead over the forecast period. As compared to 2016, sales of cabin AC filters are expected to witness 1.9% growth by the end of 2024. However, the growth curve will point towards a steady rise in APAC region for vehicle manufacturing and exponential raise in automotive cabin AC filter adoption. European and North American region will subsequently be the next attractions after APAC, in terms of market share index and CAGR in the global LV cabin AC filters market.   

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Global LV Cabin AC Filters Market: Competitive Landscape

Some of the companies profiled in the global LV cabin AC filters market report are Sogefi SpA, Mann+Hummel GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, MAHLE GmbH, Hengst SE & Co., KG, Donaldson Company, Inc., EuroGIELLE S.r.l, Filterbau GmbH, K&N Engineering, Inc., Airmatic,Denso Corporation, Valeo SA, Freudenberg & Co. KG, ACDelco, Ahlstrom Corporation, and ALCO Filters Ltd.

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APAC to Remain the Prevalent Market for Dimer Acid by 2025

(Newswire.net — August 2, 2017) New York City, New York — It is estimated therefore to reach a valuation of US$ 711 million by end of 2025. As per estimated Global requirement of Dimer acid poised at 256 MT in 2016, which is by 2025 end will expectedly increase around 351,509 MT. Demanding Hot –melt adhesives and Flexographic inks are expected to impact positively on the global Dimer acids sales over next couple of years.

This segment remains focused on offering wider range products of specific applications with a higher specification standard. Some of the head companies operating in the global Dimer acid market are Croda International Plc., Oleon NV, Emery Oleochemicals, Florachem Corporation., Jarchem Industries Inc., Shandong Huijin Chemical Co. Ltd, Shandong Huijin Chemical Co. Ltd, Aturex Group, Shandong Huijin Chemical Co. Ltd, Jiangsu Yonglin Oleochemical Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Longwell Industrial Co., Ltd., Kraton Corporation, and Jinan Tongfa resin Co., Ltd. Many of such companies getting abide with an agreement with local vendors to support the venture, and emphasis is also given to the productivity increments. 

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Standard Dimer Acid to lead the Global Dimer Acid Market

Global Standard dimer acid consumption is estimated to account for 211,097 MT by end of the forecast period. Consumption of standard dimer acid has been substantially high in Asia Pacific (APAC) recent years. Demand for hydrogenated and distilled dimer acid is also expected to increase at a notable pace because of its antioxidant and antithermal with superior quality specification standard. The product type segment is by estimate projected to deliver faster CAGR as compared to other segments.

Dimer Acid Application to remain focused on Reactive and Non-Reactive Polyamide Resins manufacturing

Based on Application, the non-reactive polyamide resin segment is expected to register 41.7% value share in global dimer acid market by the end of 2017.Dimer acid is an important constituent in preparation of adhesives and inks. Whereas epoxy curing agents and polyurethanes are produced by reactive polyamide variants, growth in construction and end use sectors such as packaging and automotive is also expected to lubricate the Dimer Acid demand during the forecast period.

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Asia Pacific at the Forefront of the Global Dimer Acid Market   

Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to record the largest value share of the global Dimer acid market, trailed by European and North American market respectively. Swelling demand for Dimer acid in countries such as China and India is backing the prospects of the market in the region. In addition, China will continue leading In APAC Dimer acid market through the  forecast period. The growth of various end-use industries in other Asian countries is also a forecast for demand for dimer acid in the region. 

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Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00097392-dimer-acid-market.html

Web Designer Cracks Code to Winning With Yelp Reviews

(Newswire.net — August 1, 2017) Mays Landing, NJ — Yelp is arguably the leader in online review websites, with Facebook and Google following closely behind. It is clear that a company’s overall rating on Yelp has an impact on future sales. Pre-purchase research plays a major role in consumer behavior today, and business owners are taking a hard look at how they’re ranked and reviewed. Many business owners are flabbergasted at the ratings they find on Yelp. Just a few bad reviews can sink a company’s overall score. Bad reviews may not reflect the business, or may not be truthful, but they will overpower good reviews unless there are a significant number of great ones.

When a New Jersey-based web designer heard these types of complaints coming from his clients, he set out to crack the code on getting great Yelp reviews that will stick. Sam published a blog post on Yelp reviews explaining why online reviews matter and detailing the challenges to managing a Yelp business page. Sam Natello of DotCom Global Media has a website design and digital marketing company in southern New Jersey. This company has been active for over twenty years and is widely recognized as an authority in digital media.

Since online reviews and reputation management is a big part of digital marketing and strategy, it was Sam’s prerogative to get to the bottom of the Yelp situation. First, he studied the data. He looked at various platforms and looked for patterns and algorithms that might impact a company’s Yelp rating. 

After that, Sam went straight to the source. He read all of the FAQ and discussion threads on Yelp, and made a list of unanswered questions to ask over the phone. After speaking with Yelp specialists for a total of three hours, Sam was able to develop a strategy for how to deal with Yelp reviews and improve page performance. He identified some key barriers that need to be dealt with before rescuing a Yelp business page. Most of the issues are tough to manage because they deal with external factors. For example, many customers do not have a Yelp account, or they don’t take time to write reviews. Another issue is when the reviews don’t stick. Yelp likes to hide reviews posted by inactive users.

The biggest thing that falls directly onto a business owner is control over the page. Yelp pages are auto-generated for most businesses. If the business owner ignores the page and doesn’t claim it as their page, the page will have low priority. Once the business owner takes control to manage the page, he or she can update information and respond to the reviews. How the business owner manages a Yelp page is also an important piece of the puzzle. If the account is flagged for one reason or another, the company’s rating is ultimately going to suffer. Reviews may be deleted or hidden from the page if Yelp suspects any “cheating” or suspicious activity by the page manager. 

Based on Sam’s Yelp insight, there are some strategic methods to dealing with a Yelp reviews page. It can be a challenge to outsource this kind of service, but that’s usually the best scenario. Unless an intern or staff member can be trained to manage the Yelp page and respond to reviews as needed, there isn’t enough time in the day to do this in-house. Most companies hire a marketing agency to help them with their online marketing, but Yelp reviews are still a mystery. This platform is far more complex than it seems, and very few marketers have tested their theories to prove out the best way to get great Yelp reviews to stick. 

The restaurant business is just one of the industries currently feeling the weight of Yelp reviews. Last week, Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s hit show “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” took to the web to voice his frustration with Yelp reviews. He said that Yelp drives him crazy, and “it doesn’t help me at all” when he’s searching for restaurants to visit and feature on his show. “If you’re into quality, Yelp is not for you,” Andrew said in his video rant, which was posted to the Business Insider website. He went on to suggest that Yelp is all about ads and finding contact information, but it doesn’t accurately reflect the business itself.

Andrew Zimmern is not alone in his frustrations over Yelp. Many business owners are trying to get a handle on their Yelp pages, but they find that reputation management is harder than it seems. For example, it’s hard to get customers to write reviews for you. Also, Yelp has built-in algorithms that further complicate the issue. You might have a few great reviews on your Yelp page, but they’re hidden because Yelp doesn’t “recommend” them for one reason or another. Even worse, you might have a lower rating than you deserve due to competitors. Yelp tries to keep moderate this but some people get away with playing dirty, using fake accounts to leave bad reviews and sabotage your rating.

Reputation management is one of the services that DotCom provides. DotCom Global Media has worked with a vast range of businesses, from Fortune 100 companies to startup-level entrepreneurs. They currently serve clients from the Northeast to Florida, and as far west as Montana, but this local South Jersey team is especially committed to helping business owners in their home state of New Jersey. The digital marketing team is currently helping several businesses at the Jersey Shore with reputation management, using Sam’s insight on Yelp reviews to rescue and rehabilitate Yelp’s business ratings.

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The needs and goals of our clients come first. Always. We are grateful and proud that many of our clients have grown to rely on us as a Trusted Partner. We strive to honor them daily through hard work and achievement.

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Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00097374-yelp-reviews.html

Cleaning Agents โ€“ Alternatives and What to Avoid

(Newswire.net — August 1, 2017) — Studies have proved that an average American household has 3 to 11 gallons of toxic agents in form of cleansers and disinfectants that are used for cleaning. And these are the very sources of toxins that not only cause air pollution but a number of adverse effects on health.

In fact, the cleaning agents that are oftentimes tagged as “green” cleaning agents contain harmful substances that are more of a “gimmick” for marketing than serving the actual purpose. In this write-up, let us find out how you can avoid using these harmful chemicals and adopt better measures for cleaning your nest!

Chemicals to Avoid

Given below are the names of chemicals (in the guise of cleaning agents) that ought to be kept out of your home and definitely out of reach of children and pets. Check them out-

  • Phosphates

Even the manufacturers have made it a point to reduce the quantity of “eliminated phosphates” from products that are used for laundry. This chemical causes harmful effects on the environment.

  • Glycol Ethers

This particular chemical is used in cosmetics, soaps, perfume, paints, and certain food items. The adverse effects caused by it include kidney and liver disorders, nausea, and lethargy.

  • Perfumes

It is oftentimes present as gaseous form and leads to asthma, sinusitis, and headaches.

  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)

This particular chemical is found in detergents and multipurpose cleaners. Owing to its hazardous nature, it has already been banned in Europe. It distorts the function of the endocrine system.

Aside from the above, there are few more that have harmful effects on mind and body and include the following-

  • Phthalates
  • VOC or Volatile Organic Compound
  • Petroleum solvents
  • Chlorine
  • Butyl Cellosolve
  • Formaldehyde
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Ethanolamines, and so on.

Alternatives to Harmful Chemicals – DIY

Instead of using the above chemicals, you can incorporate the following to minimize the risk of harmful effects due to strong chemicals that might be hazardous. The non-toxic agents that are mentioned here can be used either singly or in combination with other substances.

It is not just the experts that recommend alternatives to these strong and harmful chemicals, in fact, the ones that manufacture medicines, laboratory products and chemicals, and research chemicals also state that they should be handled with utmost care if at all needed.

  • Unclogging drains – Use half or one full spoon of baking soda along with vinegar to unclog a drain. First of all pour ½ or 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by vinegar of the same quantity and allow the mixture to settle for 15 minutes. Follow it up with flushing the drain with boiling water.
  • Toilet cleaner – Pour ½ cup of baking soda mixed with around 12 drops of tea tree oil into the bowl of the toilet. Follow it up with vinegar (1/4 cup). Cleaning with toilet brush will make it cleaner.
  • Kitchen cleaner (countertop) – Vinegar and water can be mixed in equal parts, sprayed on to the top of the counter and wiped clean. If the top of the counter is made of stone, alcohol can be used mixed with water.
  • Softener for fabric – Take a gallon of white vinegar and mix into it 25 to 30 drops of essential oil. Add the mixture to laundry every time you use it.

The substances mentioned above are just of them. There are many other combinations and individual elements that effectively serve the purpose of cleaning and disinfecting. Some of them are as follows-

  • Dried herbs
  • Essential oil
  • Warm water
  • Lemon (juice)
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Liquid castile soap
Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00097389-cleaning-agents-alternatives-and-what-to-avoid.html

Direct Franchising Popular for Expansion into Middle East

(Newswire.net — July 30, 2017) Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES — 

The GCC Powerhouse

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of the six Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. It is an intergovernmental political and economic union, somewhat like the European Union, and consists of a combined population of 34 million people.

While the GCC is a relatively small and new council, it is considered a powerful economy, one that matches many of the leading first-world economies. With a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $600 billion, the GCC ranks easily within the top 20 of the world’s largest economies.

Some of the main objectives of the GCC has been to formulate similar regulations in various areas, including tourism, trade, finance, administration and legislation, to foster the development of the private sector, establish joint ventures and foster scientific and technical developments in a wide range of sectors.

The Changing Face of the Middle East

Since the oil boom of the 1970s and the establishment of the GCC in 1981, the Middle East region has undergone massive change, development and advancement, changing not only its physical landscape but also the region’s economic, cultural and social landscape.

“When comparing the GCC to the world’s stage, it is a relatively new and emerging region,” says Derek Cafferata, CEO of All State Franchise Finders, experts in international franchising. “But it is emerging at a staggering pace, and emerging as a leading marketplace very successfully.”

From a business viewpoint, foreign investment into the area has come in leaps and bounds, especially within the last 20 years. International brands in various sectors, including the retail, restaurant, education and tourism industries, are becoming more and more sought-after.

“Two of the major emerging markets for international franchising are Kuwait and Saudi Arabia,” says Derek. “Traditionally these have been the more conservative nations, but the social makeup is changing and the population is seeking out foreign brands.”

The UAE has successfully placed themselves as the retail mega-centre of the Middle East, if not the world, and this has been a huge economic, social and political success for them. Now the other nations are looking to follow, in particular, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Direct Franchising

According to Derek, direct franchising is the more popular option for emerging into the Middle East, especially in the two popular destinations of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Saudi Arabia has the largest population of any of the GCC members, with 20 million people and retail sales of approximately 20 percent of the GCC’s GDP.

Kuwait has recently introduced the Commercial Agencies Law 2016, covering franchise agreement registrations, distribution agreements and agency agreements, among other things.

It is estimated that franchise-driven revenues are around $30 billion, and the franchise sector is experiencing a 27 percent annual growth rate. More than half of all retail sales are generated from international brands, with consumers demanding high quality.

Direct franchising, where the franchisor takes direct responsibility for recruiting, training and supporting the franchise network, is a popular franchising structure for those who have expanded into the GCC, in particular, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Many businesses choose either to maintain control, development and expansion of the franchise from headquarters based outside the Middle East region or they choose to have a subsidiary office with a specified agent within the local market. In Derek’s opinion, either of these direct franchising structures works well for those expanding into Kuwait or Saudi Arabia.

All State Franchise Finders

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Model Grace Camenker Sets off to Become an Entrepreneur

(Newswire.net — July 21, 2017) Tempe, Arizona — For a passionate young woman with her entire life ahead of her, the world is a minefield of opportunities. Grace Camenker, a model, athlete and college student, recognizes this fact and is set on pursuing her dream in a field she excels best: entrepreneurship.

Grace is currently an Entrepreneurship major at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. “I am an aspiring entrepreneur who wishes to become a well-versed scholar,” Grace says, underscoring that she is also pursuing an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at ASU for an even more extensive and integrative learning experience and to consequently broaden her career opportunities.

With a genuine interest in entrepreneurship, Grace believes ASU is the right place to harness her entrepreneurial skills and uncover the possibility of putting up her own business in the future. The university is known for its wide-range entrepreneurial programs in partnership with private and non-private organizations. ASU also seeks to involve the off-campus community that believes in student-driven business ventures, which Grace actively takes part in.

Grace’s solid educational background at ASU gives her the confidence and the ability to explore to greater heights, career-wise. Notably, the university promotes creative enterprising and cultural leadership in its entrepreneurial programs, which focus on the arts and designs world. ASU is just as supportive to student entrepreneurial ideas that have to do with technology, such as breakthrough programs and apps. The university also takes pride in student ventures that promote strong advocacies for humanity and integrate charitable projects.

Moreover, Grace’s undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at ASU develops her aptitude for becoming an expert in various disciplines and fields. When paired up with her Entrepreneurship major, her multidisciplinary field of study enables her to possibly expand those entrepreneurial goals and pave the way for even broader career opportunities.

While climbing her way up to the top of the entrepreneurship ladder, Grace has also been showing her inclination toward athletics, a skill she has successfully demonstrated during her high school years as a track-and-field athlete.

As a college student pursuing two-degree programs simultaneously at ASU, Grace maintains a full schedule. Even so, she is able to juggle her university work and modeling gigs on the side. She is listed in the modeling agency Pilier and has modeled for Hollister Co.

About Grace Camenker

Grace Camenker is currently a student at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts in Arizona State University. An aspiring entrepreneur and businesswoman who aims to change the world for the better with her future entrepreneurial ventures, she is majoring in Entrepreneurship. Grace juggles her student duties and modeling for top brand Hollister under the modeling agency Pilier. In her younger years, Grace was an active track and field athlete.

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