What to Know about Owning a Subway Franchise

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Subway franchise
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Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kenneth Brailsford launched a 35-year career in the nutritional supplement industry before founding KEB Enterprises LLP, an investment holdings company. Acting as its general partner, Kenneth Brailsford participates in money lending and oversees the management of a Subway franchise and convenience store/gas station.

Owning a franchise is good for people who want to be self-employed and enjoy hard work. Motivation, time, and energy are the key ideals to making a franchise investment pay off. Although you may have some guidance and support from headquarters, it’s really up to you to make the business succeed.

There are currently over 21,000 Subway franchisees that operate restaurants worldwide. There are more Subways open around the globe than any other restaurant chain. When considering investing in a Subway business, keep in mind that although the franchise fee is only $15,000, the total investment can cost anywhere from $116,000-$263,000.

Capsule Format Benefits

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Nature’s Sunshine
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As the founder of Zija International, a nutraceutical company based in Lehi, Utah, Kenneth Brailsford has four decades of experience in the nutritional supplement industry. Prior to launching Zija International, Kenneth Brailsford cofounded Nature’s Sunshine, one of the first companies to encapsulate herbs.

Nutritional supplements come in both tablet and capsule form. However, encapsulating vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients, rather than compressing them into a tablet, comes with several benefits.

1. Capsules eliminate oxygen exposure, keeping the enclosed ingredients fresh, as well as protecting ingredients that may be sensitive to outside air.

2. Capsule shells break down relatively quickly, typically within four minutes, allowing for easy absorption.

3. Gelatin shells are easy on the esophagus, both eliminating the stomach irritation often associated with pills and allowing for ease of swallowing.

4. Capsules provide a platform to customize unique mixes of vitamins and nutrients, because contents do not have to be uniformly granulated.

5. Capsules do not produce odor and are void of taste.

Economics Undergrads Assist with Genealogy Research at BYU

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Entrepreneur Kenneth Brailsford is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience. He has founded multiple businesses, including Zija International and Nature’s Sunshine. Before embarking on his professional career, Kenneth Brailsford attended Brigham Young University (BYU), where he obtained a bachelor of science in economics in 1969. Today, a number of students in the Department of Economics at BYU assist with research at the university’s renowned Record Linking Lab (RLL).

The RLL supports the FamilySearch program, which curates the largest genealogical database in the world. There are two main ways that RLL offers support: first, by seeking out ways to apply academic research to the FamilySearch program; and second, through field research conducted with the goal of encouraging greater participation in FamilySearch.

Researchers also examine the records already contributed to the database in order to identify which segments require additional attention. The ultimate objective is a mutually beneficial relationship between FamilySearch and the academic community.

Common Preparations of Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements

Herbal supplements

Recognized as the “father of herbal encapsulation” for his work with herbal supplements in the 1970s, Kenneth Brailsford serves as the majority shareholder and chairman of the board of Zija International. As an organizational leader with the natural health supplement provider, Kenneth Brailsford oversees the development of many liquid nutritional, energy, and weight management supplements.

Herbal supplements belong to a broader class of supplements known as botanicals, which refer to a plant or part of a plant used for therapeutic purposes. Botanicals are often prepared as teas, which involves the addition of boiling water to extract certain ingredients. Similarly, an extract can be prepared by soaking a botanical in a specific type of liquid that reacts with specific chemicals. Dry extracts can be formed by evaporating excess solvent from a liquid extract.

Another common preparation of botanical supplements is a tincture, which involves soaking a botanical in a mixed solution of water and alcohol. Not only does a tincture concentrate a botanical supplement, but it also preserves it for future use. Depending on the preparation method, tinctures may vary widely in terms of strength.

The Role of Missionary Work in the Church of Latter-Day Saints

An accomplished executive and entrepreneur, Kenneth Brailsford also stands out as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Previously serving as a full-time missionary for the church in the former West Germany and in both Atlanta and Columbia, South Carolina, Kenneth Brailsford now volunteers as a temple worker.

Inspired by Biblical teachings, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints encourages each of its members to perform missionary work. The church points out that the Gospel of Matthew urges all followers of God to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to as many other souls as possible. Furthermore, the church believes that a revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet states that believers must carry the gospel to all nations and peoples on Earth. This belief has in turn become part of the church’s official Doctrine and Covenants.

For these reasons, the Church of Latter-Day Saints expects all young males to prepare for full-time missionary service. In doing so, they give all people a chance to hear the revised gospel and turn to God for forgiveness and acceptance. The church also encourages those not on full-time missions to spread the gospel to their neighbors and demonstrate the fulfilled life that one can lead by sharing in gospel teachings.

Federal Regulations for Herbal Supplements

In 2004, Kenneth Brailsford founded Zija International, a global provider of moringa-based dietary supplements, and continues to serve as chairman of the board at Zija today. Working in the nutritional health and dietary supplements industry since the 1970s, Kenneth Brailsford and his management team are knowledgeable of the U.S. federal government’s rules and regulations for botanical and herbal products.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the FDA, a botanical is a plant or plant constituent that has medicinal, therapeutic, flavor, or aromatic properties, and any product made from botanicals with the purpose of maintaining or improving human health may be marketed as herbal. Federal law dictates that an herbal dietary supplement must be labeled and marketed for consumers to understand the product will supplement a diet, not replace one. A federally-sanctioned supplement must also include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or other essential nutrients needed by the human body for healthy functioning, and the supplement must be in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form. According to U.S. federal law, a botanical/herbal dietary supplement does not have to be standardized by the manufacturer, meaning that one production lot could be noticeably different from the last while retaining the same name and label. Nonetheless, pharmaceutical companies and supplement makers often follow a strict recipe to ensure batch-to-batch consistency for consumers.

The Health Benefits of Moringa

Kenneth Brailsford is the founder and board chairman of Zija, an earth-friendly nutritional supplements company based in Lehi, Utah. As a pioneering entrepreneur in the health food and supplements industry since the 1970s, Kenneth Brailsford was quick to realize the potential of the Moringa Oleifera plant, which is the primary ingredient for all products offered by Zija.

Moringa oleifera, simply called moringa, is a drought-resistant, fast-growing deciduous or evergreen tree that grows up to 40 feet in height. Commonly found in the Asian countries of the Himalayan foothills, moringa leaves, seeds, and fruit contain nutritious qualities, including high concentrations of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, manganese, and protein. With over 90 scientifically verifiable health benefits, moringa as a food ingredient or dietary supplement has been found to boost energy, heighten mental clarity, promote healthy digestion, decrease appetite, decelerate skin aging, regulate blood glucose level, and much more. Today, moringa is also processed into a range of health supplement products, including energy drink mixes, weight-loss management pills, and skin-care creams and lotions.