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Asian Entrepreneur Magazine Talks ‘Startups’ with Allied Wallet’s Dr. Andy Khawaja

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Asian Entrepreneur Magazine Talks ‘Startups’ with Allied Wallet’s Dr. Andy Khawaja

Dr. Andy Khawaja grew up in Lebanon as a child and came to the United States as a teenager. He has been in the luxury retail business for many years and ran a retail chain with stores in Rodeo Drive’s Beverly Hills and Las Vegas MGM. As the Internet began to grow, Dr. Andy realized that he would need a way to accept credit cards. Dr. Andy’s experience with overseas clients has given him a very good understanding of foreign business. He wanted to create a way to connect business owners and customers around the world. It happened through the Allied Wallet. We used to market by word of mouth 10 years ago, but now we’re working for 150 million merchants around the world.

Interviewer: In your own words, what is Allied Wallet?

Andy Khawaja: Allied Wallet is currently the fastest growing online payment processor in the world. We provide small businesses around the world with the ability to process credit card payments from their customers safely and quickly. The award-winning API allows all transactions to be scrubbed for fraud and processed in over 150 different currencies for a truly international experience.

Interviewer: How did you come up with the idea for Allied Wallet?

Andy Khawaja: I started this company 10 years ago. It was inspired by giving companies everywhere the opportunity to take them to the next level, the global level. I realized that I needed a safer way to handle international transactions. No one else was doing this, leaving plenty of room for fraud that could ruin your business.

Interviewer: What is the process of launching Allied Wallet?

Andy Khawaja: When a merchant comes to us, we fill out an application on our website. Your in-house underwriting team will review the document and send you an approval email with the code for your website’s secure checkout page. When the seller makes changes to the site, set it to live. All of this can be done in just 12 hours.

Interviewer: Did you have any particular problems at startup?

Andy Khawaja: Unlike other processing companies, we didn’t start with investor funding. Allied Wallet was built with my own money because I believe in this company. The efforts and dedication of our team have created one of the most successful processing companies in the world today.

Interviewer: How have you developed Allied Wallet since the startup?

Andy Khawaja: When we first started, we focused primarily on gateways and ensured the best security available to thwart fraud. Since then, we have created other products such as prepaid cards, virtual wallets and NextGen gateways. We are constantly evolving to create new and better products to assist our merchants.

Interviewer: What kind of feedback have you received about Allied Wallet so far?

Andy Khawaja: Allied Wallet is very well known in the US, Europe and Asia. It is consistently award-winning for its outstanding processing capabilities and efforts to ensure seller success. A growth rate of 200-500% each year shows that people trust Allied Wallet in their business.

Interviewer: Are you facing competition in this industry, especially with companies like Allied Wallet?

Andy Khawaja: We love competition. PayPal is probably our biggest direct competitor, but they have different infrastructures and we have a global approach with a variety of features and greater flexibility for merchants. .. As you know, the payments industry is very competitive, but with low rates, good in-house customer service, a variety of shopping cards to integrate, and invincible fraud prevention, Allied Wallet speaks for itself.

Interviewer: Tell us about the industry.

Andy Khawaja: The industry is very competitive and can be dangerous to new merchants. There’s a lot to understand about accepting credit cards online before you dive into it, and you must have a secure gateway to prevent fraud.

Interviewer: What is the future of the industry and how do you plan to stay relevant in this industry?

Andy Khawaja: The digital payments industry will grow bigger and bigger. More and more people are paying with cards and apps instead of cash. In short, more and more people need a way to make payments electronically. Allied Wallet is constantly improving and creating new products to keep the game at the top as one of the most reliable processors in the world.

Interviewer: What do you think about Asian entrepreneurship and Western entrepreneurship?

Andy Khawaja: Being an entrepreneur in Asia is very different from being an entrepreneur in Western countries like the United States and Europe. There are different laws and different regulations, but most of all work ethics are different. When you meet top businessmen in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, you realize how hard they are working and they won’t stop until they reach their goals. It’s very exciting.

Interviewer: What is the definition of success?

Andy Khawaja: Success is the ability to work hard, reach goals, and help others on the way to the top. Be surrounded by hard-working people who believe in you and show your gratitude. Success makes a difference.

Interviewer: Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?

Andy Khawaja: I’ve always been an entrepreneur. When I was a child growing up in Lebanon, I used to collect cartridge cases on the street and submit them for money. After moving to the United States, I worked hard to improve and grow my company until I was able to start my own company.

Interviewer: In your opinion, what is the secret to success as an entrepreneur?

Andy Khawaja: The key to success is hard work and belief in yourself. If you don’t have both of them, you can’t get it done as an entrepreneur.

Interviewer: From your personal experience, are there any words of goodbye wisdom for entrepreneurs?

Andy Khawaja: I would like to tell all the entrepreneurs there that vision and effort are the keys to success. If you work hard, spend effort and time, and choose a reliable and secure processing company that you can trust to help you grow, nothing prevents you from achieving your goals There is none. Every day you don’t use to work towards your goal day is a waste of time and you work every day for the future.

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Yaccn talks heartbreaks on his new single “Void”

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Yaccon talks heartbreaks on his new single "Void"

Yaccn is an upcoming 23-year-old Singer, Songwritter and producer. He recently just dropped his single titled “Void” on all streaming platforms, And which talks about heartbreaks and trying to fill that empty void with relationships etc…

Yaccn illustrates his lyrics with smooth and seductive vocals that sit right in the pocket of the 808s. Hard-hitting and unique, you should defintely check out this song!

Yaccn grew up in Casablanca, Morocco where he was raised in a family which loved music. He was also being influenced by such favorite Pop/ Hip/Hop artists as Moby, The Weeknd and J Cole.

In 2018 he got featured on a song called “Street lights” by the Dubstep producer Growlbittz. And he also helped produce numerous projects and some of his sounds were used by one of Lil Peep producers Yung Cortex.

“You know, the game is changing a little so let me just do what I want to do and love what I love, and I stuck to it ever since. I’ve been the happiest ever in my life,” said Yaccn.

“I think my music captures the feeling of night, whether it be a calm, or electricity” Yaccn says “I know that most people deal with anxiety and depression and I just hope my music can take them out that negative zone and helps them a little!”.

Other songs by Yaccn that focuses on depression and anxiety are: “Wahid” and “Chkoun”.

Yaccn is expected to drop a debut album this year but the exact date has not been set yet.

You can stream Yaccn’s new release “Void” on all stream platforms!

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APOSTLE JP M DINAYEN NAMES NEW BORN DAUGHTER ZARA

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APOSTLE JP M DINAYEN NAMES NEWBORN DAUGHTER ZARA

The celebrity cleric broke the news on his Facebook page by posting a Scripture  that says children are a blessing from the lord. Fans in the comments poured in congratulatory messages to Apostle JP M Dinayen and His stylish wife Prophetess Nam Dinayen.

The couple is said to have been married for 3 years now and this is their first child in marriage. It is alleged that little princess Zara Dinayen was born in Cape Town South Africa in a private fancy hospital. Pictures of the baby have not been seen on their social media platforms but the couple  broke the news using some pregnancy photoshoot pictures 

Here are some of the comment reactions from their Facebook fans

“The Best Gift Ever…Congratulationslovely Couple”

“Wow I just love this power couple, Congratulations”

“I’m celebrating with you. Congratulations”

“Blessed child born to a blessed family”

Apostle of Power and Prophetess of Power. Glory be to God.”

“Congrats to You! MAY You guys have a Healthy baby! God bless You!”

“Wow this is double wow”

“Congrats with your little princess”

Apostle JP M Dinayen popularly know as the APOSTLE OF POWER is well known for his special love for orphans, we often see him on social media and on apostlejp.com taking care of the poor and widows. He has adopted many kids and taken upon himself to provide for the needs of kids who have no one to care for them.

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The Relaunch of Carlita Cosmetics

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The Relaunch of Carlita Cosmetics

We recently caught up with the owner of Carlita cosmetics and here’s what she had to say about her upcoming website that will be relaunching later this year.
Our website will be expanding going more in the direction of a full cosmetics line. In addition to our lipsticks and lip glosses we will be adding foundations, pressed powders, eyeshadow palettes, blush palettes, lashes, and our line of skincare. And we’ll also carry accessories and eyewear.

Direct.me/carlita-luxury
Instagram: @carlita cosmetics
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlitacosmetics

Carlita is a Dallas native she said growing up in Texas as a child while other kids were outside playing she was inside looking at her mother’s fashion magazines. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to be in the beauty industry. She didn’t go to college after graduating High School she went straight to Cosmetology School. Carlita had a 20-year career in the hair industry where she managed multiple hair cutting chains in the Dallas area. Eventually, that was not enough for her she wanted to turn her childhood dream into a reality by starting her own cosmetic line.

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