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Key Idea: 409: Omnex

The entire episode about Omnex Accounting from beginning to end

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Clip from: Omnex

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.

Omnex Accounting & Tax Services

Ahmad Chebbani, Founder, Chairman / CEO

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

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Business Classification:
Accounting, Information Services,

Year Founded: 1987

409: Omnex

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Focus on One Idea at a Time

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Ahmad Chebanni made sure his accounting business was strong before he launched other companies.

Start Someplace

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In 1984 Ishmael Ahmed hired Ahmad and paid him $5 an hour. The two laugh about this now that Ahmad is such a success with the idea he incubated in that first job.

Seize Opportunity

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Chaker Aoun owns a beverage distribution company and he is one of Ahmad's clients.  The two men started their businesses from scratch and today Chaker has over 3,000 accounts his team calls on every week.

Do It Differently

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Chaker Aoun owns a beverage distribution company.  Ahmad has been his accountant since 1989 and has helped Chaker grow to over $10 million in annual sales.  In addition to doing the compliance work, Ahmad is his business advisor.

Work On Your Entire Ecosystem

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Ahmad Chebanni owns property on Warren Avenue and he has organized all of his neighbors and the Arab-American Chamber of Commerce to improve the street with lighting, fresh pavement and plantings.

Help Your Customers Succeed

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Ahmad could be paid in fruit juice or meals but fortunately his client who owns the restaurant where we ate lunch has plenty of cash.  Helping clients prosper is Ahmad's goal.

Diversify Carefully

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By hiring, training and coaching talented employees, Ahmad had time to start other ventures.

Grow Your Own Team

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The team of 16 employees at Omnex are proud to be part of an organization that has an outstanding reputation in the city.  Ahmad demonstrates that employees stay where they are learning and where they are treated like family.

Be The Person Your Employees Look Up To

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When we taped this story Michael Guido was the Mayor of Dearborn.  He was happy to meet us on the steps of City Hall as he and Ahmad are friends who work hard to make Dearborn a great place to live and work.  

Set Goals And Measure Yourself Against Them

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Ahmad's wife, Michelle Chebanni, has worked in the business since they opened the doors.  She says that Ahmad's secret to success is to always be striving for new and bigger goals.

Ask Customers What They Think

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In the PS of this episode we learn that extraordinary customer service takes work.

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