Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Q & A with Entrepreneur Fred Wehba on the Importance of Faith in the Workplace

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“God is missing from our daily lives,” says Fred Wehba. “We need to bring Him back.”

Q: How does faith play a role in the workplace?

Fred Wehba: For me, I believe that being a good leader means serving those who serve you.

Q: What do you mean by that?

Fred Wehba: I mean that you can’t be an effective leader without making sure that those around you are taken care of.

Q: Like how...?

Fred Wehba: Treat them with respect. Make sure that they have all the tools they need to do their job. Teach them. Mentor them.

Q: Those are definitely great leadership skills. Do you find that it’s best to befriend your employees rather than take on a role of authority?

Fred Wehba: I believe that we humans are all created equal and that there is only one true authority…but I also believe that people who have a gift to lead should serve Him by helping others find their way, both personally and professionally.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Q&A with Fred Wehba | Becoming a Business Owner

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In today’s brief question and answer session, entrepreneurial expert Fred Wehba answers some questions about the preliminary stages of self-sufficiency.

Q: I have an idea for a new business, and I’m good at what I do. What’s next?

Fred Wehba: First you have to ask yourself if you are passionate about your profession. If you are not, chances are that you will not be successful. But if you can answer that first question with a “yes,” then you need to determine if you can actually make money doing what you love. If that answer is also “yes,” you can get started by registering your business name and applying for a tax ID.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fred Wehba, “Those Seeking Commercial Real Estate Space Need a Broker…”

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Real estate mogul Fred Wehba explains the basics of commercial real estate and offers advice for new property seekers.

Commercial real estate is defined by Fred Wehba as real estate that serves a non-residential purpose. That is not to say that commercial real estate transactions don’t involve residential living spaces. Commercial real estate may be office or warehouse space or it could refer to a multi-housing development being sold as a whole.

Commercial real estate professionals, or CREs, received a commission on closed transactions that they oversee. These transactions are between a buyer and property owner. They receive a commission based on a percentage of the purchase price of the property. In the case of leased space, the agent receives a small commission based on the agreed upon lease price and link of a signed contract. According to Fred Wehba, the property owner is responsible for paying commissions.

A commercial real estate broker is someone who is experienced in the intricacies and legal workings of these transactions. Though an attorney is often involved, those seeking commercial real estate space need a broker who can utilize their expert resources to find the best space at a good price. A CRE may work on either side of the transaction. Some exclusively represent tenants while others work primarily with owners to fill their empty space. According to Fred Wehba, more experienced agents may offer their services to either type of party.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fred Wehba | Top 4 Things to Do in Bora Bora

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Travel enthusiast Fred Wehba offers advice on the best of what this tiny island has to offer.

Matira Beach

Matira Beach is one of just a handful of public access beaches in Bora Bora. Fred Wehba explains that the beach’s crystal clear water and pillow soft sand makes it a popular place to relax and unwind. Tourist are often left breathless by its turquoise waters and rarely-crowded shoreline. It’s located just a few miles south of Vaitape and is reachable by taxi or bicycle.

Mount Otemanu

According to Fred Wehba, no trip to Bora-Bora would be complete without visiting one of its prolific – and thankfully extinct – volcanos. Mount Otemanu rises 2400 feet above the island's crystal-clear lagoon. A trip to the top of this prominent landscape feature offers travelers a once-in-a-lifetime view. Local charters are available and offer 4 x 4 tours up the mountain.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fred Wehba on Italian Cooking

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A self-described foodie, Fred Wehba offers advice on traditional Italian cooking methods and explains the difference between Northern and Southern Cuisine.

Q: How are Italian dishes prepared and served?

Fred Wehba: There really isn’t a rule that covers every dish. Pasta, of course, is always boiled but may be served al dente’ or soft. It may also be stuffed with meats and cheeses, eaten as a side with a simple sauce, or used as a component in a main course, such as with lasagna.

Q: In what ways are Northern and Southern cuisine different?

Fred Wehba: Southern Italy is the birthplace of what most Westerners consider “real” Italian food. It’s where pizza and most other tomato-based dishes were first introduced. In the northern lands, a more delicate blend of truffles and fine beef are popular and often utilize a lineup of ethnically diverse spices.