Archive for June, 2016

What Are PCBs and Why Do We Need Them?

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Pcb fabrication, Prototype pcb

Prototype pcb assembly

Printed circuit boards (PCB) are used in most electronics and represented a big jump in technology when they were first introduced. IPCandrsquo;s World PCB Production Report says that in 2012, the global market for the small components reached almost $60 billion, this was a 1.7% increase over the year before. That number is just going to grow and more and more products use PCB technology. All of this underscores in the important role prototype PCB manufacturing plays in modern life. Who can really live without their devices?

What are prototype PCBs? Simply put, they are Printed Circuit Board samples or an experiment, if you will, to route out potential perfor

The Cloud is Here to Stay; What You Need to Know About it

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Cloud communications, Cloud consulting companies, Cloud services brokers

Cloud service brokers

Whether you’re computer usage is primarily for your business, or your education, or your own entertainment, you’re probably familiar with the omnipotent “cloud.” Like the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz, “the Cloud” is the all-powerful wizard of the internet, who can grant all of our wishes, but most of us don’t exactly know what it is or what it does.

The cloud is a term that refers to data that is stored remotely and accessed through the internet, rather than being stored on your hard drive. You might be using the cloud for data storage, to run software, or as a platform that your applications are built on.

Using the cloud for your data needs rather than your hard drive is beneficial for a variety of reasons:

  • Disaster recovery. The likelihood of y

Think Shipping Containers Are Just for Shipping? Think Again

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Mobile office containers, Steel cargo container, Steel shipping containers

Steel shipping containers

The shipping industry is huge. It is so big that it 90% of the world’s trade is included in the shipping industry. Because the shipping industry’s sheer size, you could be forgiven if you thought all steel shipping containers were used for only shipping. The reality is that people buy used storage containers for a wide variety of uses and reasons.

Reasons People Buy Used Storage Containers:

  • Store your stuff. Obviously, a great reason to buy used storage containers is to store your belongings in a safe and secure place. You can place this on your property and voila! you have a place for your car or your other items. If your garage is full and you do not want to pay the high price of storing your car someplace else, Continue Reading

A General Overview of Lifting Instructions

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Crane wire rope, Industrial chain sling, Portable lifting devices

Lifting products

No matter what type of industry you are in and what your product is, there is one thing you have in common with every other business in the world. Your product must be physically moved (often several times) throughout the process of its creation and distribution, and eventually ending up in the hands of the consumer. Basically, without the material handling industry, we wouldn’t have the thriving system of commerce that we have.

There are employees responsible for materials handling within almost every business. In order to move supplies, materials, and goods throughout the job site or manufacturing process, employees work with lifting slings and rigging equipment.

Lifting slings is among the most commonly used equipment in the materials handling industry; any time cranes, derricks, and

Giving Smart What You Should Know When You’re Thinking About Donating

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Helping families in need, Purple heart donation pick up, When to donate clothes

Purple heart donations

It seems like every year, we’re swarmed with letters asking for money for good and worthy causes. It can be difficult — and often heartwrenching — to decide who to give our money to. Unless we’re wealthy philanthropists, we can’t afford to give to everyone who asks, and we must ultimately make the difficult decision to only donate to a few. We may often ask ourselves, “What are the best charities to donate to?” The answer is of course subject to personal opinion and causes, but there are some charities that are well-known to do good and reputable work, with most of their revenue going towards helping their cause, instead of being sunk into the organization itself. If you’ve been asking yourself, “What are the best charities to donate to?” or find yourself wondering if there are things you can donate o

Why Professional Auto Dealership Cleaning, Medical Office Cleaning, and Restaurant Cleaning Services Are Important

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Cleaning service bakersfield ca, Green cleaning service bakersfield, Office cleaning service

Medical office cleaning bakersfield

These days, it’s no secret that business owners have a lot on their plate in terms of managing not only their day to day business operations, but also in terms of planning and investing in their future. This includes outsourcing certain operational aspects of owning and operating a successful business, as well as staying ahead of the game in terms of digital marketing, advertising, and keeping a close on competitors. All of this can be difficult to balance and manage, with certain things taking more of a priority over other tasks. But if there’s one thing that’s for certain, business owners of traditional brick and mortar buildings simply cannot afford to not make professional outsourced janitorial services a priority.

Whether it’s auto dealership cleaning, medical office cle

How to Choose the Best Concrete Contractors for the Job

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Asphalt repair mn, Concrete repair, Contractors


Considering going the concrete route for your driveway? You’re already making a smart decision. A properly installed and maintained concrete driveway can have a lifespan as long as 25 to 50 years. That’s great news for your home, but it also means that making the right decision about hiring concrete contractors is vital, since the results may last a lifetime.

Before you make the final call, do your research. Look around your surrounding area to find all of the available concrete contractors you can, and then think about each of these aspects to compare them so that you can be sure you’re getting the best work for your home improvement.

Choose the Right Fire Protection System for Your Business

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Fire alarm inspections atlanta, Fire alarm testing orlando, Fire sprinkler installation ft. lauderdale

Fire sprinkler systems

One of the biggest issues for businesses these days is what kind of commercial fire protection system to use. Not only are such devices important to ensure the safety of people visiting or working in your business, but they also can have a big effect on what you pay for insurance.

You may have never experienced a fire and may not see the need to have a commercial fire protection system, but you never know what can happen. For example, fires in hotels and motels kill about 15 people in a year and cause about $75 million in damage. That’s not a very big number considering how many hotels there are and how many people stay in them each year, but that’s likely indicative of the fact that hotels are required to have fire protection systems. There also are more than 6,000 fires at healthcare facilities e

Improve Your Home and Yard’s Appearance With This One Unbelievable Trick!

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Asphalt driveway minneapolis, Concrete contractors, Concrete repairs


Funnily enough, having a well maintained driveway may be one of the first things people notice about your home. Even if your house is well maintained with good landscaping, if you have a cracked driveway with weeds growing out of it and potholes, your neighbors and passerby are sure to notice. Luckily, if you need asphalt driveway repair or concrete driveway repair, it’s usually a pretty simple fix that won’t cost you a fortune. Even better, you’ll have a beautiful and updated driveway that won’t wreak havoc on your tires and keep your house looking perfectly put together! And if you’ve been looking to expand your driveway a bit to accommodate more cars, well, now is your chance! Contact a driveway contractor to figure out the best way to go about installing a new driveway and making it seamlessly blend with the re

Only 35% Of Businesses Have A Fire Evacuation Plan What You Should Know

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Commercial fire sprinklers, Fire alarm systems ft. lauderdale, Orlando fire protection

Fire sprinkler inspections atlanta

How can you prevent fires? This disaster is both natural and unnatural, claiming thousands of lives and injuring far more every year in the United States alone. As such, fire sprinkler installation is necessary to drastically reduce injuries should a fire occur and prevent property damages from being accumulated. A commercial fire sprinkler system is designed to detect the presence of CO2 and curb the intensity of the fire while simultaneously buying residents time to contact the fire department for assistance. If your business doesn’t have an evacuation plan or you’re considering fire sprinkler installation, continue reading to learn more about wha