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Key Idea: Grow Your Own Team

All of the  Omnex employees are proud to be part of an organization with such an outstanding reputation in the city.  Ahmad demonstrates that employees stay where they are learning and where they are treated like family.  More...  

Key Question:

A: 

Be a teacher not a boss.  Teaching young people to do things your way is probably easier than teaching workers who have many fixed patterns. You can have success hiring and teaching older workers who come from a different work experience also! For example, hire a retired school teacher to run your customer service department.

Q: Would this idea apply to every business owner?

A: After you have put in place good pay and benefits, of course this will work for any company. No matter what business you are in, things are changing and employees have to be taught how to deal with new technology or new ways of doing things.

We have already said that there are thousands of trained accountants and Ahmad has decided Omnex does best when he is recruiting young people right out of college. We heard this also at Mir Fox Rodriguez, the accounting firm we studied located in Houston. This means Ahmad must be a teacher and you heard many of his employees say that he is indeed an excellent teacher. If you want to build a company, it is more important to be a teacher than a boss.

Think about it

What can you do to become a better teacher?

Clip from: Omnex Accounting

Dearborn, Michigan: Meet Ahmad Chebbani. He introduces new Arab Americans to the real heart and soul of their new country.   He represents the United States of America to Arab leaders around the world and helps them to see the profound goodness of this country and to dispel the images they learn from Hollywood and Madison Avenue.

Ahmad Chebbani and his wife, Michelle, began their accounting business in 1987. Today, they are the busiest single tax preparation office in the USA.

Meet the people of Omnex Accounting. This team makes filing tax returns for 3,500+ individuals and 600+ businesses look easy.

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Omnex Accounting & Tax Services

Ahmad Chebbani, Founder, Chairman / CEO

12740 W. Warren Ave.
Suite 200
Dearborn, MI 48126

Visit our web site: http://www.omnextax.com/

Business Classification:
Accounting, Information Services,

Year Founded: 1987

Grow Your Own Team

HATTIE: You have 16 people here at Omnex. How did you find these good people and then how do you keep them?

Ahmad: We find the best way is bringing people out of college – train them throughout – and then basically have them grow into our business and the way we do business here. And we were very successful in creating a family ambiance in the office. We go outing together. I have taken them on trips and vacations together to Vegas ---

HATTIE: The whole 16?

Ahmad: All of them – yes.

HATTIE: All 16? All of Omnex Accounting and Tax Service goes to Las Vegas?

Ahmad: We take them to Vegas, we take them to Florida. They have chosen Vegas more often. This is a way for them and us to spend more time. After all, when you work with employees, you spend most of your day with people. You spend 8 to 10 hours a day. You see them, you work with them. They not only become employees, they become totally friends. Because, now you interact with their personal lives. This guys getting married, this guy is dating so and so. So this is very exciting. Then it becomes part of our daily lives basically. They have a lot of respect for the business as – we strategize together on issues.

We have to – nobody can run a business without solid employees. If they don't care about the business – maybe they won't even stay here. I have to have employees who care about my business because – if we don't succeed – if they don't help me succeed we all fail.

Employee: I am very proud to have the chance -- to have the opportunity to work here. To serve the community and American to. And to be a part of Omnex.

HATTIE: What is the reputation?

Employee: The reputation of this company is the best. This is the biggest one office operating in the nation.

HATTIE: Really?

Employee: We handle over 3,500 clients for individual income taxes in one single office. We are bigger than H&R Block.

HATTIE: You are bigger than H&R Block?

Employee: For one office

HATTIE: For one office – okay – this one office cranks out more tax returns than any other one office in America.

Employee: You got that right.

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