BEKO, THE MARKET LEADER IN THE U.K. AND NUMBER 1 BRAND IN FREESTANDING WHITE GOODS MARKET IN FRANCE, IS READY TO OFFER ITS SMART GENERATION FAMILY OF PRODUCTS IN THE U.S.
“We are extremely excited about starting with Beko this year in the U.S. Following our successful achievement with our Blomberg brand introduction, especially in the builder market, we are ready to start with our world known brand Beko, the No. 1 brand in the UK and amongst the top players in Germany, France, Italy and Australia. Beko is a global brand that meets the needs of different consumers across a very wide demographic increasing the quality of daily life. And now for the U.S. we are preparing a totally new line up specifically designed for the U.S. consumer needs,” said Can Dinçer, America, Asia, Pacific sales director.
Beko is the international home appliances brand of Arçelik Group—the 2nd largest home appliance producer in Europe with 14 production plants in 5 countries. Arçelik Group is owned by Koç Holding, which is ranked amongst the top 350 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list.
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WestEdge Design Fair marked its second edition at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, October 16-19, 2014. The Fair welcomed over 1,200 guests, including design luminaries and esteemed host committee members Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Ty Pennington, Amy Devers, Kathryn M. Ireland, Ed Begley Jr., Sharon Lawrence, and Oliver M. Furth, among others. Opening night was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire, BOTART and Whole Foods Market. The kickoff benefit raised funds for Heal the Bay, one of Southern California’s leading environmental nonprofit organizations.
Established in 1883 in Germany, Blomberg has more than 130 years of delivering quality and innovation in the appliance industry. Arçelik Group bought Blomberg in 2002 and has been very successful in meeting the needs of unique and small living spaces in the builder market segment. Blomberg expansion plans for distribution and inclusion into new high-rise residential multifamily projects located in several North America cities have been very successful. In addition to New York City, major cities, such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, California, Seattle,Toronto and Vancouver are Blomberg’s distribution map.
IF YOU ARE A SMALL EMPLOYER—WITH FEWER THAN 25 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES, PAY AN AVERAGE WAGE OF LESS THAN $50,000 (AS ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION BEGINNING IN 2014) A YEAR, AND PAY AT LEAST HALF OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS--THEN THERE IS A TAX CREDIT THAT MAY PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.
By Michael and Bonnie Harvey
If any business is to thrive in the global marketplace, its employees must be engaged and empowered. In other words, they must think like owners. Problem is, few employees know how. Your job as a leader is to train them to think this way. Because entrepreneurial thinking is a natural extension of company culture, you may need to re-build yours from the ground up.
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey—New York Times bestselling authors and founders of Barefoot, America’s #1 wine brand—know how to create the conditions that draw out and nourish people’s inner entrepreneurs. They take the principles that empowered their own tribe of productive, creative, loyal employees to beat the odds and boil those principles down into quick, easy lessons you can put into practice right away. In it you’ll discover:
• How to find and hire people with entrepreneurial DNA
• How to drive results with performance-based compensation
• How to foster innovation by getting out of your people’s way
• How to remove roadblocks to the entrepreneurial spirit
• Why everyone at your company must ask questions (including you)
• Why your people should embrace mistakes
Some of the most popular search terms we see coming from the so-called C-Suite (top corporate executives) these days are: entrepreneurial culture, employee engagement, and employee empowerment.
Nowadays, it seems even the big corporations want to make the shift to a more entrepreneurial culture. So we put together a companion to The Barefoot Spirit just for the C-Suite. It’s called— you guessed it—The Entrepreneurial Culture, 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People.
We saw a great cartoon recently where a haggard employee was sitting at a bar after work, complaining to the bartender, “Sure they want me to be creative and innovative, but I’ve got a career to think about!” One of the chapters from The Entrepreneurial Culture suggests entrepreneurial compensation to solve this problem.
The Entrepreneurial Culture perfectly complements the lessons from the authors’ New York Times bestseller The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. Together, these books will give your company the edge it needs to thrive and boost the bottom line.
About the Authors
Michael and Bonnie Harvey coauthor weekly no-nonsense business blogs at www.thebarefootspirit.com and www.thebrandauthority.net.
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