Archive for May, 2016
As the months heat up, air conditioners across the nation are beginning to surge back to life. For two thirds of U.S. homes, these are part of their HVAC system; but what if your residence doesn’t have central air conditioning? Or perhaps you have a central unit but are loathe to turn it on and watch your energy bills skyrocket? As much as 5% of the nation’s electricity is used by air conditioners.
If you’re in the latter category of people with expensive central AC units, you could always upgrade to a more efficient model. High-efficiency ACs, when coupled with other activities for cooling your h
Marketing is a crucial part of any business. Without marketing, you would not have the ability to allow new potential customers to learn about your business. Without this, they will never become customers. Although marketing is a very important part of any growing business, it is often neglected or under used because of the costs that are associated with it. Marketing can be expensive, and not all marketing tactics will be as successful as the next one. It can be difficult and costly to figure out which one works the best. Low costing marketing options that produce a great amount of customer reach are always desired by business owners. Exhibits or trade shows are a great marketing effort that is low cost and can reach as many as hundreds of thousands of potential customers.
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The power of marketing is not to be underestimated! Be it your local church bake sale or a small business you’re trying to get off the ground, using advertising and graphic design to the best of your ability will mean the difference between success and a withering descent into obscurity. Scrolling marquee signs have become a popular option of late, combining technology and communicative design in one bright and eye-catching package. They can be assembled in a variety of sizes and colors, perfectly tailored to suit your business and provide a solid first impression no matter the time of day. If you’re thinking about overhauling your marketing approach or are just looking for a few new ideas, take a look below to learn more about the power of signage in all its different forms.
Put Your Best Foot
A manufacturer’s job is not done when the goods are finished, at least not if they want to be successful. The product still needs to be shipped to the distributor to be sold. At this step, it is helpful to have a shipping plan and reliable packaging solution. Custom corrugated packaging may even be essential for delicate or fragile goods.
Customers typically do not notice the box a package arrives in unless the product was damaged in some way. Then the defective box is examined for any rips or wrinkles. Cardboard, although made from paper, can actually be fairly resilient. It can also be terribly flimsy. The trick so to speak is corrugation. Ridges, or flutes as they are called in this case, bear the brunt of the weight when pressure is applied. This keeps the cardboard from bending or breaking a
Do you run a business where your employees are at risk of falling and injuring themselves? Sometimes this involves various types of businesses, not just construction or other industrial types of work. As a business owner or manager you know the importance of keeping your workforce safe from harm, and there are many ways to do this. Here are just a few ideas:
1. Fall Protection Training – One of the best things you can do as a business owner or manager is to make sure your employees are properly trained. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA) promotes a three step process to encourage fall protection and ultimately save lives. Their steps are: plan, provide, and train. Have regular fall protection certification opportunities for your employees so tha
What is the purpose of a trade show? If you have a product to sell or a service to promote, participating in a trade show is a great way to market your brand and bring in new business.
Your trade show exhibit design is essential. You need an exhibit booth design that stands out from the crowd to grab the attendees’ attention. Your booth should be eye-catching, intriguing, and thought-provoking as well as informative and direct in conveying your message and mission.
Your exhibit will have to be more than just aesthetically pleasing, however. To really make your brand stand out, you want to give trade show attendees a memorable experience they can take ho
The medical marijuana business is on the rise. In 2014 alone, the industry was estimated to be worth approximately $45 billion. That being said, there’s no shortage of business savvy individuals eager to get in on the action. And while the payoff is indeed lucrative, it’s not exactly an easy process. In fact, in order to be successful and turn a profit, you have to acquire a medical marijuana business license; that means you have to know how to navigate the process of obtaining one in the first place.
Once you’ve decided that you’re going to apply, it’s important to understand that the process is not only complex, but it is extremely beneficial to consult with other experts who not only have the skills and experience, but have already won licenses for individuals like yourself in multipl
The opinions on medical marijuana consulting and use vary greatly from person to person, but as much as this medication can help individuals, can it help people on a larger scale? According to a small town outside of Denver, it can. Aurora is a small suburb of Denver, and the town is using its sales tax revenue from medical marijuana operations to help the homeless.
Aurora set aside nearly $1.5 million for city projects such as this, and is dividing it up among different organizations to help people throughout the city. Apparently medical marijuana doesn’t just help people on an individual level!
Now, you may still be skeptical when i
Jicarilla Apache Nation’s former purchasing agent has been charged with embezzling over $20,000 from the Albuquerque tribe.
Vanessa Cohoe, 46, was a purchasing agent for Jicarilla Apache Nation for four years. An indictment was filed on her behalf in December of 2015 regarding theft pertaining to the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
According to Indian Country Today Media Network, Cohoe stole about $23,000 over a six month period.
Cohoe finally pled guilty in early May, admitting to the theft charges and embezzling the funds. She stated that she committed the crimes while she was, in fact, the active purchasing agent. Because of her employee requirements, she h
Are you doing all you can to expand your business? If you’re one of the 99.7% of companies that employ fewer than 500 people, chances are the responsibilities for growing your customer base and broadening your range of service falls close to home.
When you’re trying to obtain those lucrative government contracts, proposal software can save you time — and hence, money. Proposal management software is especially helpful for responding to government RFPs, or requests for proposals, since federal contracting tends to include a lot of built-in bureaucracy and red tape. On average, it takes eight attempts of cold-calling just to get through to a prospect.
While proposal sof