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OSI Industries: Form a Butcher Shop to Meat Market of the World

August 2, 2018 • divinefuel

OSI Industries is a global leader in the protein generation and supply sector serving foodservice distribution and restaurant industry supply chains all over the world. The company has recently celebrated a century of success, growth, and innovation and in in the middle of a historical expansion period, which will further increase its market presence and customer reach. The company operates 65 facilities in 17 countries with more facilities and further expansion into new international markets planned over the next five years. Directly OSI Industries employees more than 20,000 people with a few thousand more employed indirectly at its own upstream supply chain providers and its relationship dependent business partners. The OSI Industries of today has come a long way from its humble roots and is now the primary corporate entity in its sector.OSI started out as a simple one-man operation. Otto Kolschowsky opened a small corner butcher shop, not unlike thousands of others just like it in small urban neighborhood in major cities around the country at the turn of the 20th century.

For Otto, however, it was the truest embodiment of the old adage of being in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing that would lead to his shop growing into the multi-billion dollars annual revue generating international conglomerate that it is today. In Chicago at the in early 1900’s the meat packing and butchering industry was king, and being the latest member of a long line of butchering men in the Kolschowsky line, Otto had the kills to take advantage. His reputation grew quickly and so did his business, being expanded several times and even having to reorganize to include wholesale division. When his sons joined him a rebranding took place and Otto’s Meats became Otto & Sons. This was still not the greatest advancement to the business that was to be, that would come from someone else entirely, a clown in fact. Around the same time that Otto & Sons was enjoying its highest point thus far of its success, the franchise burger stand craze was sweeping the country. The forerunner of that tidal wave of burgers, fries, shakes, and malts was undeniable McDonalds.

Roy Kroc’s little burger stand had grown into a cultural phenomenon, and as they opened more and more restaurant, welcoming an ever-expanding system of franchise owners into the McDonalds family, they needed protein suppliers of the highest quality in the local regional markets. IN the upper Midwest that meant Otto & Sons. After a successful relationship of more than 25 years Otto & Sons, now known as OSI Industries found themselves being in the enviable position of occupying the slot of sole protein provider to the McDonalds restaurant system in more than 80% of its global markets. This led other food service providers to want to enjoy the same level of quality and service that McDonald’s had long been the recipient of and once again OSI started to grow. Today the company that started out as a one-man operation, run by an immigrant trying to make a living for his family and live the American dream, is the foremost innovator and most recognizable entity in the protein source sector. With new products, new operational methods, and more expansion on the horizon, it’s is certain that OSI has positioned itself to be the world’s meat market for many more generations to come.

Reviewing The Contribution of Mike Baur To Supporting Upcoming Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2017 • divinefuel

Mike Baur is a respectable individual in the world of entrepreneurship who has come out as a facilitator who is focused on helping young entrepreneurs meet their goals. He leads a team that has been reviewing the ideas of young entrepreneurs to support them with resources and incubation. In 2014, Mike Baur co-founded a company by the name Swiss Startup Factory, which is the only of its kind in Switzerland. The company basically offers young entrepreneurs a platform where they are allowed to present their ideas for review and those accepted are taken through mentorship for six months.

 

Before he entered into entrepreneurship, Mike Baur worked in the banking industry. His career as a banker was at the helm of success when he made a decision to leave lucrative opportunities in banking to pursue entrepreneurship. This decision was seen by many as an unfortunate risk that would soon backfire, but as things would appear shortly, Mike was well prepared to handle the uncertainties and challenges ahead. He put all his effort into building Swiss Startup Factory, which would later become the most successful incubation facility in Switzerland.

 

Immediately the Swiss Startup Factory was founded, Mike Baur took up a role where he would work as a member of the jury team, which was tasked with looking into ideas presented to decide which deserved incubation. His contribution also so him get appointed as the vice managing director in charge of CTI Invest. CTI joined Swiss Startup Factory in a partnership agreement in 2016. Swiss Startup Factory, under the leadership of Mike Baur, has attracted more other partnerships that have sought to streamline the mentorship process so investors can as well enjoy a good ground where they can choose promising startups.

 

At 16 years old, Mike Baur made the first step into the banking industry, and to start off he joined the Union Bank of Switzerland under apprenticeship. After working under the observation of the bank, he was given a full role as a banker, and he worked with the bank for close to 20 years. He rose through ranks and in 2008, he left the bank for another by the name Clariden Leu. At Clariden, he was given a high-ranking position, which he left in 2014 to start his journey as an entrepreneur. Despite success as a banker, he still left all the opportunities to pursue his dream, which was to become a successful entrepreneur.

 

Canadian Craft beer and Mr. Eli Gershkovitch,

July 27, 2017 • divinefuel

In Canada, craft breweries are also known as microbreweries, but not all of them are small. For example, Quebec’s McAuslan Brewery can manage to collect a revenue more than $20 million in a year. Similarly, the top cut-off of Ontario Craft Brewery is more than 400000 in a year. For sure, craft beer is the most popular drink in Canada (CalgaryHerald). Even if the consumption of beer goes down, consumption and sales of craft beers continue to rise. Moreover, the sales of beer in Canada have been flat since 1995, but with craft beer, the revenue growth is reaching a double digit. The following are various brands of the Canadian Craft beer.

Glutenberg Belgian Double

This type of beer is not gluten-free friendly. It is made from barley and sometimes wheat. The brand is brewed by Brasseurs Sans Gluten Company. Most of the brews produced by Brasseurs Sans Gluten are gluten free. The major ingredients include grans such as millet. The brews have strong, love, and comforting tastes.

Weissbier

This brand of craft beer is light and have a low taste because of the wheat. It is a traditional Bavarian brew made using the Bavarian yeast. According to German Hefeweizen category, Weissbier has been the leading brand for more than ten years. It is produced by Denisons Brewing Company.

Nutcracker Porter

Nutcracker Porter is dark, sweet, and less hoppy. The craft beer is brewed using cinnamon as one of the ingredients. The brewer is Black Oak Brewery.

About Mr. Eli Gershkovitch,

Mr. Eli Gershkovitch is the Chief Executive Officer of Steamworks Group (MontrealGazette). As the CEO, Mr. Eli always believes that you need to make the business grow to meet the market demand. He also understands that the same demand can shrink to meet your goals. As the owner of Steamworks Group, Eli has been selling craft beer for more than 20 years. He was part of the previous wave, and now he is part of the present wave.

Eli opened one of the Steamworks Brew Pubs in 1995. This is the period when operations of pubs were considered to be novel and not a norm. Eli Gershkovitch graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law, but he did not settle in the career life. He discovered something that made him leave law. The turn of events in Eli’s life was his exposure to the business of craft beer.

More about Eli on https://twitter.com/steamleader

 

Categories: Beer, Business StartUp

Mike Baur; the Swiss father of ICT Innovation.

June 26, 2017 • divinefuel

Mike Baur is simply the most notable Swiss entrepreneur among all those that Switzerland has to offer. He is particularly an investor who is heavily invested in developing and accentuating the Information and Communication Technology Sector of his home country. Furthermore, the business phenom is also a sharp businessperson with an uncanny commitment to fostering progressive minds like his to phenomenal growth. The man, esteemed for his discipline and immaculate connection, owes it all to his working experience as a banker, hard work, and a spirit of progression.

Mike Baur was a banker. He excelled in his private banking career because he had been well prepared for it. He had studied hard in his formative years and during his undergraduate course. During his working years as a banker, Mike also pursued a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Rochester. He was successful at that as he was successful in pleasing the University of Berne which came to award him with an executive MBA. However, such an immense wealth of knowledge and skill was yet to satisfy Mr. Baur. He continued to seek investment insights from his clients and colleagues, from whom he learned a great deal.

During his private banking employment, Mike had been able to save up plenty of money for capital. Additionally, he had come across wealthy third generational youths who did not use their wealth to improve themselves or their country. Mike felt the need to instill in them some work ethic to give them purpose. He exploited the network he had acquired of willing investors and buyers in need of innovative ICT technologies when he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory.

The Swiss Startup Factory is the leading Swiss ICT startup accelerator. Unlike other accelerators, the factory is privately financed. Privately financed accelerators enjoy flexibility due to the absence of timid stakeholders. They also enjoy efficient decision making. Mr. Baur performs the role of CEO and managing partner of the company. With his keen eye, the mogul has always spotted young innovators offering the world cutting edge concepts. For a fair amount of equity, the Swiss Startup Factory offers the startup companies

  • coaching,
  • mentoring,
  • provision of office space,
  • networking
  • and financing.

Mike Baur particular plays the role of mentorship and financing in the manufacture of the startup companies. During the foundation of the factory, he was responsible for its

  • Inspiration
  • Financial organization and constitution
  • Networking
  • And Financing
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