• A31, storage unit 01.10.2014 Comments Off

    storage unitFor many, particularly those who have moved to a new area, storage space is becoming increasingly harder to come by.  For various reasons, rent prices and even real estate prices have gotten very high, which means that many people have less space in their homes than they would like.  Even if you can find somewhere with all the space you need, it is extremely rare to have an abundance of storage space, particularly in urban areas.  If you have items that you still need, but do not have the space for, storage rental is the clear choice, as long as you can find a good storage company.  When it comes to storage rental, though, there are many different options, even among the same business, and it is important to find the right type of storage unit, for your purposes.  While some need very large storage units, for storing machinery, others need small units, for storing clothing and personal items.

    Before you rent a storage unit, of any kind, you need to assess what you need to store, and why you want it.  After all, storage rental is a service, and you should only pay for it, if you value the items you are storing.  Provided that you do still want these items, you need to figure out how they are meant to be stored, since every material has different handling requirements.  Some things need to be kept within a specific temperature range, or else they will deteriorate, such as wooden furniture, musical instruments, electronics, and many other important items.  Because of the fact that these are among the items that people store in self storage, most storage companies offer temperature-controlled storage units.  They are usually a bit more costly, but the minute difference in price is well worth your possessions staying in excellent condition.

    In terms of pricing, there are some variations, based on a variety of different factors.  That being said, you can avoid paying too much or being coerced into signing an unfavorable agreement, if you simply know what to watch out for.  Good self storage companies typically allow you to renew your rental of your storage unit, on a month to month basis, which is good, for several reasons.  Storage rental is generally something that there is some amount of uncertainty about, so it is better to not make a long-term commitment if there is a chance you may not need the storage unit, in a few months.  Less scrupulous storage companies may try to force you to sign up for more than you want.  Another unscrupulous practice is to utilize confusing, poorly explained contracts, which include a bunch of fees that the client is often unaware of.  Finally, in terms of service, more so than ethics, you need to be certain that the storage unit rental company you choose employs individuals who take their job seriously, and who will go to great lengths to make sure that your possessions are kept safe and sound.  After all, if your property is mishandled or damaged, in the process, why even bother storing it?

  • A31, Transmissions Inc. 30.09.2014 Comments Off

    Finding a good service company is like beginning a good trust based relationship. You need to find a company that ticks of all the qualities in the checklist. Here are some qualities a good company to help you with your car’s transmission problems should posses.

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    Stellar reputation

    The first factor that needs to be considered when looking for a transmission repair company is their reputation. Ads and marketing can only tell you so much but customer references are still the best way to gauge whether or not to trust a company.  One helpful way is to consult people in the area who have tried their services. You can also get the advice of your own mechanic. If these are not available, blogs forums and online testimonials are a solid source of opinion. You do not want just anyone to handle your vehicle. You want a company who has been tested by customers like you to deliver quality service.

    Experience

    When encountering transmission problems, you want the full service for your vehicle. When you need transmission rebuild or transmission fluid change, a company like Transmissions Inc. is a go to because of their track record in providing expert service. Experience build expertise and you want only the experts to service your car.

    Customer Service

    Customer service is one of the most important but often overlooked factors of service. Most companies neglect this after the invoice. It is often true that the companies who have provided you with quality service are the ones you come back to. This is especially true for companies that service your vehicle. Good customer service encourages you to be more comfortable, communicate what you need and ask more questions towards better care of your car.

    Cost

    Cost is tricky because you want to achieve the perfect balance between not paying an extravagant amount for transmission repair while still getting an excellent quality of service. Affordable and excellent may not always fit in the same sentence and even harder to find all in one company but getting the best price is still possible. Before settling for one company it is always best to ask around. Know what the average price for the type of service you need between companies in your area.  Make a separate inquiry when you need parts replaced. Beware of companies that offer a very cheap rate as you may not get a very experienced service or good quality transmission parts. Online inquiries and the expert opinion of your mechanic can also help point you to the right direction.

    Quality

    Quality of service is the right combination of the four factors above. A company games a good reputation by providing expert service to their customers. This expertise can be often be found in experienced companies. Quality service doesn’t only involve getting the job done, it also involves making you, the customer feel that your concerns are addressed and you are guided to taking better ownership with your vehicle. This service need to come at a price that is not necessarily cheap but reasonable. All this constitutes good quality service.

     

  • A31, marijuana dispensary rewards, weed club 28.09.2014 Comments Off

    weed clubWith the newfound freedom to invest in cannabis industries, countless companies, investors, and entrepreneurs have gotten involved in this, dare I say, growing industry.  Of course, you do not have to be a business mogul to be able to appreciate the wonderfulness of living in a state with legalized recreational cannabis.  In short, with high supply and high demand, the cannabis business is certainly booming in Colorado, and, believe it or not, both the distributor and the consumer are walking away satisfied.  That being said, you will hear some complaints from a few cynical cannabis connoisseurs who will lament the fact that the recreational prices are a bit higher than the medical prices, to which they have grown accustomed.  Fortunately, even these individuals will be happy, if they have the patience to shop around a bit, or, perhaps more importantly, if they join a weed club.  Even though anyone over the age of twenty-one can purchase cannabis, members of a weed club will get special deals and will be alerted about upcoming sales, products, and events.

    Obtaining a membership with a good dispensary is not terribly difficult or time-consuming, and if you do it, you will end up saving a ton of money, in the long run.  There are a few different ways in which having a weed club membership saves you money.  First of all, many have quite generous rewards programs, in which you are given points, for every dollar you spend, at that particular dispensary.  Like you would with other retail rewards programs, you can keep track of your points, so you know when you can redeem them for discounts.  Not all dispensaries offer cannabis rewards, so you should inquire about them, before you sign up.  After all, why sign up for one with no rewards program, when there are plenty that do have good marijuana dispensary rewards programs?  In addition to the actual rewards programs, they also have special sales, which sometimes only go on for one day.  Because of the brevity of these sales, as well as the limited supplies of the product in question, it is best to get to those sales, right away.  That is why some members choose do download a marijuana app, which lets them know when their dispensary has upcoming sales, as well as other important information.

    As you know, there are countless different kinds of cannabis and cannabis products, to suit the many different needs of cannabis users.  There are ultra-potent concentrates, for those who need a hefty does of THC, but there are plenty of more mellow strains of sinsemilla, for those who only want a bit of relaxation.  For those who use cannabis to medicate some sort of illness or ailment, it is important to know what type of marijuana is best for your condition.  If you have physical pain, it is generally accepted that Indica strains are the best choice.  They have pain-killing properties, and they are known for causing drowsiness.  Sativa strains do not make the patient nearly as drowsy, but they are also not as effective at providing pain relief.  In either case, find out if your dispensary offers special marijuana deals for members.

  • A31, celebrity appearance, celebrity marketing 27.09.2014 Comments Off

    http://www.fimigroup.com/One of the most common forms of marketing in today’s world is celebrity marketing.  In celebrity marketingcompanies hire a celebrity to be the face of their brand.  These celebrities will work on commercials, print advertisement photo shoots, and more.  One of the things that often gets overlooked by companies who have hired a celebrity as a part of their marketing strategy are celebrity appearances.  Celebrity appearances are one of the most effective ways to have a celebrity work on behalf of your brand.  They can do this in any number of ways, from promotional events to brand integrations.  One of the keys to orchestrating successful celebrity appearances is to hire a company to do it for you.  There are companies out there who specifically work with brands and celebrities, getting the latter to help the former in numerous ways.  In order to orchestrate effective celebrity appearances, it is crucial that a company hire a marketing firm with expertise in the field.  They will understand all of the various aspects of a successful event, and will be able to execute on them time after time.

    One of the greatest benefits of celebrity appearances is that they build the public’s trust in your brand.  When people see a celebrity that they trust working on behalf of a particular brand, they associate those feelings of trust with the brand.  This is perhaps the biggest contribution a celebrity can have for your company.  Your company is able to essentially ride on the coattails of the celebrity.  However, it is important to note that it is crucial to choose the right celebrity.  In order to gain this trust benefit, you must be sure to choose a celebrity that the public generally likes and trusts.  Once again, this is where a celebrity branding firm comes in.  They will have connections with all sorts of celebrities and entertainment agencies, and they will be able to help your company make the right choice in celebrity.  This is perhaps the most important aspect of any effective celebrity marketing strategy.

    Another way in which celebrity appearances are able to build trust in your brand involves the amount of time that the celebrity appearances take.  For a celebrity to make an appearance on behalf of your brand involves a great amount of time.  The general public is aware of this, and they then realize that in order for the celebrity to make such a time commitment, they must really value the brand themselves.  This helps the brand to gain even more of the public’s trust.

    In cannot be stressed enough how important it is for companies who are considering celebrity marketing to hire a firm that specializes in that area.  Such companies will be able to help your company create a successful marketing strategy.  They will understand which things will work, and will therefore be able to tell you where your company will get the biggest return on investment.  Each dollar you put in should return more money than you are spending.  The experts will be able to help you make those tough decisions.

  • A31, CEO jobs, executive jobs 27.09.2014 Comments Off

    Corporate Executive Jobs

    Searching for a Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) position does not have to be difficult. Only requirements are a degree/certification and connects in the right field. Trying to manage these can be easy, as many schools offer the necessary education in business to help you. In addition, there are a few programs to help find networking connects and get your portfolio on track.

    Why is School so Important for a CEO Position?

    When you are applying for CEO positions, you want to make sure that you have the necessary education. Not only do degrees in Business Management and certifications help attain the necessary education to do the job properly, they will make you look more enticing to employers. Employers want to know that you were trained to handle tough business decisions. As Chief Executive Officer, your responsibilities will be astronomical.

    Schooling also enhances your overall portfolio. Beyond attaining the knowledge, many schools help with post-graduate job searches. Having someone who can help you with searching for a position in an entry-level position set to get your leadership up to run a business will be an irreplaceable asset.

    Programs After School

    Next, you want to get into several programs post-graduation with your business degree. You want a program that has an emphasis with executive training, to help prepare you further for the position of your dreams. These courses teach your leadership skills that you may not have learned in school. Enhancing the training you receive in school from your degree, you are assured to have a stronger portfolio with a program.

    Colorado Careers is an example of a program training that can help you with enhancing these leadership skills. Offering a basic “Executive Training Program”, Colorado Careers utilizes your resume and current skills to your advantage. You can have further experience with your skills with the basic course.

    Offering an advance training for Executive Training, you can hone your skills even further. The objective for Colorado Careers is to set your portfolio up and teach you the dynamics of networking. Setting you up with their connections, you can receive an abundance of training without having to overspend.

    Experience within CEO positions or Similar Entry-Level Positions Helps Expand Options

    As you begin training and programs, you will learn that hands-on experience is the most invaluable aspect of being a CEO. Shadowing someone or being an intern will be the easiest methods of getting the necessary experience within the field. You want to know that the entry-level position also gears off in a field you want to pursue.

    Being a CEO requires more knowledge in specific fields. You want to know which CEO positions are available within your area and determine from those, which would be an ideal field to join.

    If you have any questions or concerns, ask someone who will be equipped to help you. A program or university will be the first place to start, then advance toward other avenues. Once you have networked enough and attain the necessary knowledge, you will be prepared to get the CEO position.

     

  • A31, landscaping, landscraper 26.09.2014 Comments Off

    Lately, I have been feeling like my lawn has not been looking so good. I don’t know if it is because of the warm weather and sudden cold spurts now that we are transitioning from spring to summer. However, I do know that it is frustrating — so I do want to make sure that I do something about it now before it gets too bad.

    So I consulted with a friend recently about this problem, expecting just to vent and not get any helpful advice from her. Not that she isn’t a helpful person, but figured it was one of those issues where I tried everything and it just won’t work. But she recommended that I get a landscaper for my yard. I usually think that a landscaper has to do the whole yard or has intense yard work involved. But she explained to me that it wasn’t like that at all. You could have a company come and take care of your yard, but if you need help with your lawn many of them will do a consultation with you and help determine the problem.

    So after I carefully went through all the options, I determined that I would take her up on that offer. I got the name of a landscaper and decided to consult.

    The Consultation

    So when I first called over the landscaping company I was unsure on what to expect. You know, it was one of those mixed feelings situations. You want to trust the company, but you are still trying to figure it all out. I was automatically defensive because of it as they began to look through my yard. I figured they weren’t going to be the best fit for me based off their inspection style.

    I knew that it was an irrational thought though. Like, these people could not be this bad — could they? I wanted to believe them, but my pessimistic personality on trying to get assistance from anyone was in large effect.

    She came over to me and she informed me that the weather change was the cause of it and with the right cutting techniques, fertilizer and some more grass seed, the entire lawn would look great.

    She proceeded to recommend several fertilizers and grass seed that would work ideally in my climate area generally. She told me that I would see results in as little as a day, but it would take a week for the full effect to come into play.

    The Results

    So I figured that because I did pay for the consultation, I might as well implement the changes. What is a few dollars more on fertilizer and grass seed? So I headed to my closest home improvement store and picked up the items and went to work.

    The next day, I did see my grass standing up a little taller. But I decided that I would wait a week or two for the “full effect” and judge. In little as a week, my dead grass was no longer dying and it was looking excellent and fool of life! What a joyous experience and now I intend to hire her back for her landscaping services because she was so helpful!

  • A31, salon marketing, Salon Marketing Gurus 24.09.2014 Comments Off

    Many people see marketing as just a way to get people to notice your brand, and in many ways that is exactly what marketing is. Through a series of powerful and pointed techniques, companies and business make an effort to get people to notice their brand and their work through social media, advertising, and a number of other tools to make the biggest impact. What many people do not realize is that it can be easy to engage in an effective marketing strategy while also making a positive community impact. That’s right folks; you do not have to use marketing as a cold blooded search for cold hard cash. Your business can do something good in the community while also expanding its outreach to new client bases. This kind of marketing campaign is particularly easy to utilize on a seasonal basis. Here are some great ideas for seasonal marketing campaigns that also utilize social responsibility as a part of the plan. You can also bulk up your marketing plan by working with the Salon Marketing Gurus to come up with new marketing ideas for your salon and ways to encourage new customers to work through your doors.

    Fall Community Centered Marketing Ideas: The fall seems to always be centered http://www.salonmarketinggurus.comon a “back to school” look and feel. There is excitement and energy in the air surrounding a new school year with lots of new ideas and school centered energy in the air. Use this back to school fever to focus on students in need while also advertising for back to school haircuts. You can make this happen in a lot of different ways, but becoming a donation center for school supplies for needy kids in your local school district is a great way to boost attention for back to school fever as well as provide for kids in need. This will bring people into your salon while also allowing you to do something good!

    Winter Community Center Marketing Ideas: While people do not tend to look for new and sporty hair cuts in the winter, they still need the warmth and attention of a nice day at the spa. During the winter everyone could use a good hand treatment to protect against the chill of the winter winds! Use this idea to also host a winter clothing drive for your local clothing donation center, or use a portion of your sales during the month of December to donate to a local shelter. Advertising these kinds of events will bring more people through your doors and also allow you to feel good about the work you are doing in your community.

    Spring and Summer Marketing Ideas: As the weather gets warmer, more people are looking for brighter and sportier summer looks. Make your salon marketing campaigns warm-weather friendly with bright colors and smiles. Host an event in late spring to support summer programming for kids whose parents have to work all summer and offer free or discounted haircuts for kids of a certain age. All of these ideas and more will help you bring more people through your doors year round!

  • A31, Quick Draw 24.09.2014 Comments Off

    Quick Draw is a company in California that works to make prototype dreams come true. They use a number of different tools and techniques that help their customers save time and money by using a process called deep drawing from sheet or coil which means the process takes less material as well as less time. Depending on what it is that you want to make, the team at Quick Draw can use any of the large set of skills to help make your dream a reality. Here are a few of the services that they offer to help you reach your goals.

    • Deep Drawing- This process is one of the favorites to create rings or anything that is can shaped because it requires less materials than other ways to make similar products.
    • Precision Stamping- This process uses a punch press to do things like embossing, bending, flanging and coining metal. This process allows a decent amount of precision and detail, which make it popular.
    • Fabrication- If you want more complex shapes and products, fabrication is where you are going to get that. Fabrication is commonly used in assembly products that are too large or complex to be done with the deep drawing process.
    • Hydroforming- This is one of the more popular services that Quick Draw offers because it is so cost effective. With this process, Quick Draw can shape lightweight materials into structurally strong pieces by using hydraulic fluid to press metal. This means that you get a lot for very little.
    • Prototyping- Do you have something that you think the world needs? Quick Draw can make almost any prototype for you. They can even help you figure out what could be improved and what might need to be totally changed in order to function properly. No matter what stage of your prototype you are currently working on, they can help you move to the next level.
    • Machining- Quick Draw has a huge list of possible machining with all of the tools they have. This list includes CNC mills, drill presses, lathes and much more so that no matter what kind of work you need done, the people at Quick Draw have a way to make it happen.quick draw

    If you think that any of these processes could be of help to any project you are currently working on, call up and talk to the people at Quick Draw and see what they can do to help make your idea into a reality. They have the experience, the knowledge and the tools to make sure that any project that you have can be pulled off successfully in a way that you are happy with. They can even probably help you figure out improvements to an existing idea so that your project will be the very best that it can possibly be. If you have any questions or concerns about your project, call up the staff at Quick Draw to see if they can help point you in the right direction and answer any questions that you might have over the process or possibilities.

  • A31 24.09.2014 Comments Off

    The importance of digital marketing cannot be overlooked in this day and age.  In a global society your presence in the digital community can be seen across the world, so it’s vital to  make a perfect first impression.  Unfortunately, a lot of people who are well-versed in business development and management still don’t know how to incorporate a digital strategy into the mix and this can be fatal to a budding business.

    spa website designIf you can be found online you are staying competitive and making your business available to your current and potential customers.  If you cannot be found online, you will unfortunately be overlooked by many who will never know what you have to offer.  That is just the way the world works now, so my best advise is to find a way to solidify your place in the digital world.  If you are one of those individuals who understand business and marketing but missed the boat on digital marketing, there are industries that specialize in online marketing strategies.  Depending on your business type, you can also find such companies that will specialize digital marketing within sectors, such as spas, gyms, or law firms.  These kinds of professionals will be more in tune with your specific customer type and will provide tailored marketing strategies for them.

    The majority of research that is done by the general public on new business is done online.  This means that over one billion searches are made daily by people seeking information on local or regional businesses, and the majority of these are done on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.  So it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if your business pops up on the first results page within those search engines you will get the majority of inquiries.  That is the tricky part, though, because every other business wants to be on the top as well.  The best way to get ahead is to hire a company that has been proven to get their clients to the top.

    Your presence can be made online through a number of ways that include online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) investment, web design and tailoring, pay-per-click advertising, and social media marketing.  All of these ways provide a more unique strategy for you to gain online business and each is better for certain situations.  For example,  SEO investment is effective in working your business into high-ranking search engine results but it is not something that can be done overnight, so if you are eager to see quick results you should choose a different strategy.

    Digital marketing truly should be a priority for every business at a time when internet usage is at its highest yet.  Most consumers are looking online for the next place to have their watch repaired or get their hair done and if your business can come up within the first results page you will be miles ahead of your competitors.  Digital marketing is not something left to be utilized only by online businesses, it is for any business and it can mean the difference in hundreds or thousands of new customers.

  • Your homes may have a few places that are questionable about whether they are places that water could enter your home.  One thing to make sure to take note of is when it is time to install new things in your home to prevent water damage.  You may be searching for months for a good company that can help you with your water damage restoration projects.  Rainbow International is a company that specializes in water damage cleanup and will be able to help home owners.

    Your home should be inspected for any holes the foundation or cracks in the piping.  Any open airway that can allow water, as light as rain, enter your home are central locations that need to have maintenance performed to eliminate further problems.

    Sealants on the piping systems in your home can crack during the winter.  When this happens the pipes lose their sealant which is what was originally keeping the water from entering the home.  In this case the proper water damage restoration would be to replace the piping system.

    Window and doors typically have a piece of metal that is put around the corners to prevent any water leaks from entering a home.  Water damage will take place in a home if there is any type of damage to these pieces of metal, known as flashing.  The slightest crack or bend in the flashing that will allow water to enter can lead to severe water damage. The water damage restoration for this type of damage would be to replace the flashing strips.

    Another source of entry for water into your home is through humidity.  On average a home should maintain about a 40% humidity level.  If your home is above 40% humidity there is likely a water source in your home.  Humidity can lead to mold which can cause more permanent damage than water itself.  This will then lead to a need for mold removal.  The good news is that Rainbow International also has the ability to perform professional mold removal in your home.

    Have you ever heard of expansion joints? In construction projects this is a type of material that is used to put around brick work or piping.  The purpose of the expansion joints are to soak up moisture in between other objects.  If there is a default in the expansion joints, water damage will occur.  This is because the water will not be absorbed through the expansion joints causing the water to enter the home.  The water damage cleanup that would be needed in this scenario would be to provide new sealant around the bricks or pipes.  It may also be a good idea to install an additional rod with new sealant in your home to prevent further water damage. Rainbow International has a team that will provide your home with the necessary water damage restoration tips.