ALL ABOUT BUSINESS When I was a kid my dad was always walking around with a video camera. I am very grateful because we have many immortalized memories that we can run the tape on. We have a recording of a beautiful memory that stands out in my mind. It was the summer of 1992, I was about 6 years old. We had just left the states and Moved to where my mother's family was from. In the video we are at my Grandfather's house in a farming community in Rural Central Mexico.  When I say rural, I mean rural. To get there it took many miles of lonely and empty highways... then more miles of stone and gravel backroads , finally to the dirt roads of El Rancho de La Linea. At the time full of corn fields and orange groves and butterflies thousands of butterflies. In the video, you can see me walking across the screen with a big sack slung over my shoulder that looked like it weighed more than I did. You hear my father call out, "Jairito, what have you

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Hola Xiomara

  Hola Xiomara, You are going to be here at any moment!   Your mother and I are extremely excited and delirious with anticipation.  Our first born.  We have done everything we can to prepare for your arrival.  Your mother Julia has been amazing! She has been doing all of the research about how to make sure you are in perfect health.  She’s eaten right, taken all of the vitamins, worked out religiously (when she was able haha).  We want you to have an amazing start.  Life is short and we want to set you up to have the best shot at having a fulfilling one.  I have done as much as any man can do and that is to support your mother in the process.  I have done my very best to be a good partner to her.  You are loved!  You are wanted!  I hope you remember to appreciate how lucky you are. I want you to have every opportunity to be happy and live a fulfilling life. I will work hard for you to have everything you need and also to make sure you appreciate what blessings you do have.  I hope to b
My interview at VoyageATL  Today we’d like to introduce you to Yanover Blanco. Hi Yanover, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today? I grew up in Georgia. I went to College at Kennesaw State University where I earned my Bachelor’s in Business Administration and graduated with Honors. During my time at KSU I worked as a Salesperson/Estimator for a local construction company. After I graduated I founded Fillo Painting with a partner. After building that company to one of the top companies in the state I decided to sell my shares and start Yanover Painting and Remodeling. I hope to take everything that I have learned in my professional career and build this company up to a leader in our industry and I am excited for what the future has in store! Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way? Founding a business is never easy. It comes with many challenges s
  Why did I leave the company that I spent 10 years building? The short answer is that I was forced out.  I started the Fillo Painting with my father.  We never made up a contract, we didn't have an operating agreement. It was informal because I trusted that my father would respect his word.  He, like many other people, is honest in that they believe that they are honest.  When they do something that goes against that belief they rationalize that for some reason or excuse "technically" they are still being honest.  My father did this by promising me ownership but later rationalizing that he had meant as an inheritance.  I had understood a 50/50 partnership, why else would I take part in it?  . We continued in business for 10 years.  Every bit of that time I was working hard to build the company up and at every turn he was either hanging back refusing to participate in planning, even when I would repeatedly invite him to strategize with me, or he was hanging out taking it