Omar Yunes, an up-and-coming Minority Entrepreneur!

If there is anything to know about Omar Yunes, it is the fact he is an individual who lives by the old adage “You get out what you put in.” Yunes has mastered the art of venture capital and private equity. He realizes the importance of quality, and he demands nothing less than the best from his franchisee interests in the Japanese restaurant chain Sushi Itto.

Yunes became majority owner of 13 units of the restaurant chain at age 21 and now supervises over 400 employees. He also has demonstrated an ability for amazing leadership, as demonstrated by his recent award at the “Best Franchisee in the World” conference in Florence, Italy.

After Yunes received the award, he displayed his natural humility. He said he was just a represent of his 400 employees and a brand that has allowed him and his employees a fully free reign to innovate as they see fit. Yunes’ award winning leadership did not come easy in the least.

The 2015 BFW award was attended by representatives from companies in countries such as Portugal, Hungary, Brazil, France, Italy, Argentina and Mexico. In order to win the award, the franchisee is evaluated not based on the company alone but on their effect on the network. It was in this regard that Yunes was able to pull ahead.

After the judges evaluated him on knowledge, company savings, and employee motivation there were already a number of individuals ready to give Omar Yunes the top prize. However, what sealed the deal was his ability to solidly organize at the invoice and improvements level as well.

Because of all this, there is absolutely no question that Yunes and the rest of his employees at his 13 locations have earned this award. His solid leadership has produced employees with grit, determination and stellar customer service skills. Thus, there is no question that Yunes is a name we will be hearing much more of in the future.


The Global Expansion of Honey Birdette

Honey Birdette, Australia’s first sensuality boutique is expanding to include ecommerce in the U.S. Eloise Monaghan founded Honey Birdette in Brisbane in 2006. Her lingerie stores are currently in Australia and the UK. The company is growing from three United Kingdom brick and mortar retail stores to a total of forty by the end of 2018. Since it was originally launched last year, Honey Birdette’s online sales in the US have more than tripled.

Expanding in the UK began last year, with the first UK Honey Birdette opening in Convent Gardens, London. More store openings soon followed with one in Leeds’ Victoria Gate and one in Westfield White City. With its 55 thriving stores in its original market of Australia, it’s not surprising Honey Birdette has already seen the need to open more retail stores in the UK. It has plans to open stores in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds and Westfield Stratford. The brand plans to continue expanding into other countries in Europe in the near future.

Sensual lingerie is the hot focus of the female consumer across the globe. In the US, Honey Birdette will capitalize on the growing consumer interest with the brand’s ecommerce site. Honey Birdette aims to make shopping online a great experience for the consumer in the United States. She will get faster delivery and it will be free if the order is for $50 or more. The US consumer will also have easier returns and she will choose from a larger product range.

Backed by an Australian private investment company, BBRC, Honey Birdette, which sells its bras for £60 and its briefs for £35 offers a premiere selection of sexy lingerie. Many bra and brief sets are sold and the complete inventory for the retailer is expansive covering dresses, toys and fetish gear. The retailer aims to make shopping for sensual items easy and fun. By its explosive growth, it’s clear the consumer is very pleased with the product lines at the Honey Birdette stores.

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