Started Fixing Up a Cottage

I have been living in a small apartment and saving my money for some time. It did not seem as though I would be able to get a place of my own any time soon, but one day I chanced upon a seaside cottage for sale. It needs a good bit of work done to it, but most of it does not seem to be outside of my ability. I know a good Bristol plumber and I got him to look at some of the issues with the plumbing. He would charge me a fair sum to fix it all, but since he is my mate he took out a piece of paper and wrote down step by step instructions for how to fix it. Right now the water is turned off. In fact it appears that someone crawled under the place and stole a few of the copper pipes. It seems strange that they would take some of them, but not all. I suppose that the person who did it had their reasons. Read more →

The More Modern Apartment Complex

I didn’t see myself as the owner of an apartment complex when I was growing up, but my grandfather left one to me in his will before he died. I had only been to my granfather’s apartment complex a few times, and I knew nothing about how to run one. I had a lot to learn about keeping the complex maintained and getting more residents to lease rooms in it so that it would stay open. My grandfather was an old fashioned kind of guy, but I like a modern approach, which is why I used Multifamily marketing to get more tenants.

When people look for an apartment these days, they check out online listing from websites that they find in their first few web searches. Read more →

New Software for Making Videos

I am working as an intern at this company and it seems like it could be a pretty good gig if they were to hire me on. At this stage, I am not sure if that is going to happen, but I am going to hope that it does. Either way it is going to be good work experience for me and that is why I signed up to do it in the first place. I had to click here on this link to check out some new software that I am supposed to be using to do my job. I am still trying to install it on my computer, so I haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet, but I hope that it is easy to use.

I have never used any software like this before in my life, so it is obviously going to be a new experience for me. I hope for the best though, and that it will be easy to use. I need to get acquainted with it fast, because my first assignment is going to be due pretty soon and I need to start working on it as soon as I can. I do have a problem though in that they have not given me all of the details for what I am going to be doing for this assignment. That kind of makes it hard to complete it, but I expect that I will receive further direction before very long. At least, I sure hope so.

Anyway, I need to get this program installed and I need to start trying to get accustomed to it. It is new to me, as I already said, and so I am not really sure how long it will take to get used to it. But the sooner I start, the better.

Which Franchise Opportunities Have the Best Chances

I am talking about the opportunity to succeed obviously. I am thinking about market saturation for one thing. They have those fast food franchises on almost every corner in the United States for example. Some of them are doing quite well, but it seems like a very risky thing if you look at it very closely. I guess that bars are even harder than restaurants to execute well and at any rate it seems like it is something best left to the person who has a grounding in the field. I have spent my life in sales and I know what works in my field. I know the importance of building relationships with your customers and having them believe that they can trust you. Read more →

Thread Gauges for Testing Parts

I want to check out the deal on the thread plug gage options, as we need to order some new thread gauges for testing parts, and I want to see what my options are. My worry is that they won’t have an option at all that works precisely for what we need to do and maybe they can work with us to make them in a custom size, if there is not an option available for what we need.

I might have to call them, but I should hold off on worrying about stuff like that, and just check out what they do have. Read more →

Changing Speeds in a Changing World

When I discovered that Bloomfield Verizon FiOS internet was finally coming to the area, I could have wept in utter joy. Even if I might not be a political fan of Verizon and in the vision which they possess for the Internet and it’s future, I am in actuality a huge fan of high speed Internet! I’m actually a fan of any Internet that is not under control from the likes of Comcast or Time Warner especially. Verizon’s prices can be said to be higher than others but they are one of the first ISPs to provide fiber Internet to the United States.

Of course, I recognize that we should have had Fiber Internet years ago. It’s embarrassing that a country like ours could fall so far behind technology like this. Read more →

Low-Cost Business Transformation Ideas – to Help You Save Money and Survive

When times get tough, business owners should tighten their belts. Cutting down on unnecessary expenditure can make the difference between success and failure in today’s ever-changing business environment, helping you save money and redirect it to implementing new effective marketing or advertising strategies for your business to grow. To prevent out-of-control costs to eat up your profits, we will show you a couple of efficient money-saving ideas that will most definitely allow you to boost revenue, and make specific processes more effective.

Stick to Generic Printer Toners
Small businesses use professional printers in order to handle the large volume of printing needed for hundreds, or even thousands of papers every day. Probably one of the biggest and most expensive mistakes they are making is buying brand name toners, which have been specifically designed to last shorter as a strategy used by large printer manufacturers in order to increase their earnings. A money-saving alternative business owners have is sticking to generic toner cartridges, which offer pretty much the same quality, but last much longer, and cost 80 percent less. Most generic toners are available at any storefront or online stationery, so you should be able to buy them in bulk, and cut down printing costs by a whopping 50 percent. Save-Money

Turn to Cloudsourcing
Several studies have suggested that finding and hiring a new employee can cost up to $4,000. Once you hire him, you have to spend money on training, vacation time, sick leave, and insurance – and if you multiply that by the number of new staffers, you can easily reach five-figure amounts. Cloudsourcing constitutes an excellent alternative if you cannot afford keeping an employee on your full-time payroll, as it allows you to hire specific professionals for a set period of time depending on your needs. As such, you can work with an expert web designer, writer, bookkeeper, accountant, or social media marketing expert for one or two weeks only, and pay him only for the services offered during that time frame, which is going to help you reduce expenses substantially.

Cut Out Paper and Electricity
A research by Xerox has shown that over 40% of office paper gets discarded within a time span of 24 hours of anyone printing on it. If you add up the cost of office paper to how much you typically spend on printing supplies, electricity, and labor, you will eventually come to the conclusion that it can cost you loads of money. Electronic file storage constitutes the best solution if you need to store information of any kind for later use without having to print it, waste resources, and spend unnecessary amounts of money. You can make use of free online storage tools provided by Google Docs, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, and Microsoft Office Live Workspace, which offer you dozens of gigabytes to use for storing information, and consequently cutting down on printing expenses.

Piggybank Your Advertising
Advertising is critical to reaching your targeted audience, and spreading the word about your business. However, besides the cost of producing flyers, banners, coupons, and other such advertising means, you also have to support postage costs as well. Instead of individually sending these advertisements to your potential or current customers’ mailing addresses, a more affordable alternative that contributes to business transformation is tucking them in other mailings, like invoices. This can save you thousands of dollars over a few years’ time, which can be used on cloudsourcing, or other business processes that need investments.

With business competition getting more and more fierce every day, small businesses need to find new strategies to stay competitive. I hope you’ve enjoyed these money saving strategies and employ them in your day to day operations. For more tips, check back regularly, and also try searching for more cost saving tips.