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



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.


Amin Homaei The Iranian Composer Pianist and Musician



Amin Homaei The Iranian Composer Pianist and Musician

Amin Homaei is a modern Iranian musician, composer, and pianist born on July 13, 1984. Amin Homaei did not attend any university after graduating from Farabi High School. He followed in the footsteps of his family members and worked in the railways. When he was 18 years old, he started playing music. His first instrument was the piano. Two piano teachers taught him music basics. He tried improvising but got tired earlier on in his classes.

Until 2017 he worked mainly in his father’s factories. It was then that he left everything and ventured into music composition. By 2019, he was only making songs for himself on his computer without sharing them with others. At her wife’s suggestion, he recorded and released his first album Spring Blossoms on January 3, 2019, from that he developed and delivered his sound through the lens of middle eastern tonalities, He released his second album, Dance on the Moon, with the same orchestra on May 1, 2019. He collaborated with traditional Iranian musician Vahid in the souvenir piece, his first serious musical effort. The composition was released in April 2022. He has yet to release his collaboration album with Vahid Taj.

Amin Homaei is a Music Producer who’s been producing music since 2020. Amin Homaei is constantly expanding its repertoire, working with talented bands and musicians from a variety of different genres in finding the right sound and style.

His 2022 release is a 9-song LP, aptly titled String Quartet, with enjoyable and soulful performances ranging from Viennese Classics, and Impressionism, to more mainstream-influenced 19th-century pieces. The compositions of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Shubert, and French guitarist Napoleon Coste create a wonderful soundscape that sheds light on the great classical compositions.        

Amin Homaei Pop music in the modern generation has a negative effect. There is a lot of violence, drugs, sex, and other unhealthy behaviors glamorized by pop stars in the industry. There is a lot of violence, drugs, sex, and other unhealthy behaviors glamorized by pop stars in the industry. A study done by Michigan State University found that listening to pop music can negatively affect adolescents’ mental health.

Amin’s album Before Autumn After Autumn with Omid Nemati was released in November 2020 and was declared a bestseller in December. Other recorded albums were Koja Rafteri with Salar Aghili (January 2021), and Ey Sanam’s album with Mohammad Reza Niazi on his poems was recorded in January 2021. He has been a participant in the Fajr Music Festival.

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Hottest hip-hop artist from Florida to Arizona.



Hottest hip-hop artist from Florida to Arizona.

Christopher Williamson as known as Fa’shotime is spreading his talent across the United States. While being one of the top-tier lyricists on the east side in Brevard country Florida, he’s now getting his name buzzing on the west side around Phoenix Arizona. As people are admiring his passionate delivery, unmatched flows, and monumental rhyme schemes Fa’shotime is definitely making a name for himself and leaving an exceptional mark as a hip-hop artist. His latest release “Beast Mode Bounce” is on all platforms.

With over 18,000 followers on Instagram and over almost 10k YouTube subscribers Fa’shotime is definitely drawing in a lot of his fans with not only his content but the way he delivers his unmatched flows and standing out using his platform to spread sickle cell. Throughout his journey, Fa’shotime is getting a lot of attention with the speed in some of his songs. One of his popular songs “Even Faster” shows a glimpse of how fast he can deliver his syllables in such a short time. With the plan of going to different cities and states In the United States, he plans on expanding to different countries to showcase his talent and spread sickle cell awareness. It is absolutely no doubt he will most likely be a household name In the future very soon.

For more about Fa’shotime check out his Instagram page @itsfashotime, YouTube (Fa’shotime), and Tik Tok @Fashotime

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“ScrilltownMO” Let’s take a closer look at the Music Entrepreneur and CEO who represents “music, fashion, & hustle”



"ScrilltownMO" Let's take a closer look at the Music Entrepreneur and CEO who represents "music, fashion, & hustle"

In a world full of music, money, and mayhem, comes a MAN with a history of music, money, and mayhem. ScrilltownMO or better known as Feddie Scrillz (in his music days), is on a mission to bring new music from coast to coast, along with having a “hustler’s ambition and entrepreneur spirit”.

ScrilltownMO in the studio, where the creativity begins.Quote:ScrilltownMO in the studio, where the creativity begins.

After a 15 year hiatus from music, ScrilltownMO is now climbing the ladder back to the top “one single at a time”. In 2020, he co-authored an Amazon #1 Best-Seller titled, “Yes I Can”, started his own signature clothing line and shoe company called Scrilltown Clothing Co & Apparel, and released over 7 different musical projects.He also managed to secure distribution deals with The Orchard (a division of Sony Music), Ingrooves (UMG), and Symphonic Distribution. In 2021, ScrilltownMO teamed up with Dogface Music and Amada Records for the “Red Devil” compilation project ( succeeded to hit #25 on the Top 25 Billboard Charts). In the last two and half years ScrilltownMO has a total of over 1 Million digital streams worldwide.  Since signing a label distribution deal (ScrilltownMO Music/Symphonic), He has surpassed 500,000 digital streams (with the re-release EP of “Street Music & Meditation”,  and 11 other musical projects) and has also contributed to 6 music videos with over 200K views worldwide. ScrilltownMO has a successful videocast called “Welcome to Scrilltown Talk”, and also owns and operates a licensed internet radio station called “Scrilltown Radio” (on LIVE365). ScrilltownMO is the true definition of “grind, hustle, money motivation, and staying TRUE”. 

So if you were to ask “what’s new for ScrilltownMO ” this season, he would tell you; “making my brand- ScrilltownMO LLC into a one stop shop”. With ScrilltownMO Management & Consulting, ScrilltownMO Music/Publishing, Scrilltown Clothing Co & Apparel, Scrilltown Radio, and Welcome to Scrilltown Talk, “staying busy” is most definitely an understatement. Just since Christmas alone ScrilltownMO Music has released musical projects: “Grind Hard or Go Home” (the mixtape), “M-Strange” (self-titled), “City Boy Country Girl” (Griff Galexxzee), “You Do The Math” (Square Rootz), “Chivalry’s Back” (Pennhouse), “You Might Get Shot” (Music Video by Square Rootz), and “Hypnotized” (Becky Raisman)”, just to start off the winter season. 

When he’s not dealing with the next new music project, designing the latest shoe, creating one of the 8 new mixshows on his radio station, or interviewing a celebrity or entertainer as a guest on his videocast, he’s managing some of the hottest up and coming musicians from all across the globe.

The multi-talented model, dancer, singer-songwriter extraordinaire “Daffie Doc” is by way of Paris, France and she is taking the world by storm with her energetic dance moves, beautiful voice, and trendy social media videos.

Sacramento’s own producer, singer-songwriter, rapper, and engineer “Exurt Beatz” is not only the man behind several hits from ScrilltownMO Music, but he’s also one-half of the lyrically driven hiphop group “Square Rootz”.

Lastly, there’s the New Orleans born, St. Charles Parish raised trapper “Cee Glizzy BigSteppa”, who has his debut project on the way that features an all-star cast of Multi-Platinum and Award Winning beat makers and producers, along with some of the most popular, trending, and viral influential artists from across the worldwide web.

While given no reason to slow down now, ScrilltownMO is continuing to keep the momentum going with “music, fashion, and hustle.” Check out all of ScrilltownMO related brands, music, and entertainment on all media platforms, including TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram, where @scrilltownmobiz will have you laughing out loud with his weekly shorts and reels. 


Company Name: ScrilltownMO Management & Consulting
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Country: United States

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