Remember the days when riding bicycles and playing Indians in the backyard was fun? Your mother would welcome you into the house with her call for dinner, and you’d quickly scarf down your plate, vegetables included, so you had just enough time to ghost hunt with Bobby and Cindy down the street. Those were the good ol’ days. [Read more…] about Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
Taking care of your dog’s feet is an essential part of keeping him healthy and happy. Most people opt to have their dog groomer take care of everything, but you yourself can groom their feet without too many complications. Ideally, a dog’s feet should be checked every three to four weeks. The hair in between the paws should be trimmed so that there’s less chance for outside debris to attach. Nails should be clipped around this time, too. Many dog owners are apprehensive about clipping their dog’s nails. It’s nothing to fear, though. Clipping your dog’s nails can be easy if you know what to do. [Read more…] about How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Feet – Practical Tips
Christmas has just passed, but I want to talk about family traditions that happen around this time of the year. One of the most popular family traditions at Christmas time, like my family, is to get family portraits taken so they can be sent out to the family members and friends scattered throughout the country. It’s a pretty big ordeal in my family, actually. We all have to get dressed up, preferably matching, and make sure to look our best. We pile into the car and drive to the portrait studio, usually fighting about something silly by the time we get there. [Read more…] about Securing Family Memories on a Flash Drive
YES! That stands for You’re Extra Special!
While you undoubtedly have large areas of interest and abilities that overlap with other people, each person has unique combinations of abilities, needs, likes, dislikes and so forth that makes them one-of-a-kind . . . and therefore, special! And because you are special, you need someone to focus in on YOUR needs, YOUR abilities and YOUR likes and dislikes when you start looking for a Personal Trainer to help you meet YOUR goals. [Read more…] about Forest Hill, Maryland Personal Fitness Trainer
For a musician attempting to get a recording contract with a music producer, finding a way to get your music heard is often the hardest part. Your band may have created some of the most unique, tune-happy songs ever. However, how do you plan on signing a contract if nobody will even take the time to listen to your music?
Music producers will get dozens or even hundreds of sample CDs every single day. In the sea of samples, they may find a few possible recording artists. However, most CDs are simply thrown in the garbage and forgotten. [Read more…] about Band & Artist Promotion With Custom Flash Drives
Experience business brokers recognize the complexity of selling a transportation business better than anyone. Many professional appraisers, brokers, accountants, and tax specialists have been working in the industry for many years and have learned to anticipate potential roadblocks which might arise during the selling process. One of the most common obstacles concerns taxes; oftentimes our clients who are selling a company don’t fully grasp the tax ramifications of a final sale.
Tackling tax issues early in the sales process is a great way to avoid complications down the line. The earlier a problem is addressed, the more likely a business broker will be able to help you stave off costly delays and fees later in the process. Many clients are overwhelmed by the byzantine tax hurdles they are made to jump through; tax specialists relieve that burden and allow them to focus on selling your transportation company in the quickest, most financially advantageous way possible. The best business brokerage firms can guide you through all potential tax obligations, be they federal, state, or local in nature. [Read more…] about Before Moving Forward With a Sale, Understand Tax Responsibilities
For an entrepreneur, starting up or purchasing an existing limousine company can be a rewarding and exciting career. However, there are many things to consider before entering the transportation industry. Five basic things to consider before purchasing an existing company are:
While some limo companies target a specific service, such as wedding events or proms, some of the most successful limo companies offer services to a wide range of events. Limousines may be rented for proms, weddings, parties, social events, award ceremonies, and even simple evening dates. [Read more…] about Entrepreneurial Benefits of Buying A Limousine Company
In areas such as school classrooms, movie theaters, presentation rooms, offices, treatment plants, factories,and even airports, sound absorption is very important. Because these buildings often house a large number of people, the noise level can quickly get out of control. In a building that is designed with 20 presentation rooms, guests in one room do not want to hear presentation material from the room three doors down. A factory full of machines can quickly cause enough noise to bother the employees and even neighboring businesses or homes.
In order to properly sound absorb these types of buildings, perforated metal acoustic panels must be used. The acoustic panels will reduce noise levels and control reverberation. In many buildings, communication is an essential part of presentations, directions, and instructions. Using perforated metal acoustic panels can help make this difficult task a lot easier. [Read more…] about Controlling Volume Levels With Perforated Acoustic Panels
If you are a transportation business owner, you will have interaction with customers on a daily basis. In a limousine company, you will directly offer chauffeur services to your customers. You will be responsible for transporting the customer to and from a specific destination at the pre-arranged time. If you own a freight trucking business, you will be delivering goods and products to customers. You could be transporting a truck load of coal for a business or you could be delivering individual packages for a local company.
If you own a chartered bus company, you may be transporting numerous customers to specific events, school field trips, sports games, or even providing daily commuter transportation. If you own a fleet of emergency vehicles, you may be transporting an injured or ill person to the hospital or doctor. Emergency vehicles could include ambulances or emergency response SUVs. [Read more…] about Customer Service in the Transportation Sector
Over the past year or so, many owners of transportation businesses have witnessed the value of their companies plummet 10%, 25%, or more. However, the value of your business today may be the highest it has been in years, as surprising as that may seem.
To understand why this is, it’s helpful to be aware of potential buyers of your transportation business and how they may value your business’ assets. [Read more…] about Why a Weak Economy May Increase the Value of Your Business