Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tips for Expanding Your Small Business Operations

Your small business doesn't have to stay small forever. Acquiring new clients and expanding your market share can be done without spending a lot of money or hiring a lot of new employees. What are some good ways to expand your small business?

Take Advantage of the Internet

The Internet is a great resource for small business owners. Creating your own website can be used as a tool to expand market share without having to do anything other than maintain your site. You can set up your site to accept payments in multiple currencies as well as handle sales tax calculations.

Encourage Customer Referrals

An easy way to expand your business is to have current customers refer you to new customers. This is a powerful way to market your company without having to spend a dime on advertising costs. The best part is that your new customers will come to you with a positive attitude and will be ready to pay whatever you charge. When there isn't much to haggle about, you can get started with a paying client much sooner than you otherwise would.

Look For Government Grants and Tax Breaks

If you need to buy a new factory or a few new employees, there is a right way to accomplish that goal without spending too much. State and local governments will typically offer tax breaks to encourage hiring and building in a particular part of town. These grants and tax breaks can offset part or all of your expansion costs. This means that your company will experience an increase in profits right away.

Get Some Help

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Offer Franchise Deals To Help You Expand

Franchising offers you the ability to let others operate their own business while helping you profit at the same time. Franchise owners will split their profits with you in exchange for using your brand name and products. The benefit to the business owner is that you don't have to cover all of the costs of expansion while being able to expand into markets that you otherwise wouldn't have been able to.

Automate and Innovate As Much As Possible

Automation can provide a huge boost to your productivity. Instead of answering calls all day, a machine can take messages for you. Instead of flying to meetings, hold them over the phone via a VoIP connection. The use of technology to automate and innovate can save your company a lot of money while allowing it to expand to new markets.

Expanding your company doesn't mean that you have to build a lot of factories and spend money on employees. All it means is that your company is gaining new customers and gaining a foothold in new markets. This will help your business make more money while helping to grow your brand.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Power of our Subconscious Mind

I always hear and often times people tell me that when I wanted to do something and really want to achieve that goal badly, we need to focus our minds into it and subconsciously without even trying to notice it we achieve what ever we want to have or do. Our minds dictate what we do and if we set our minds into something positive the more we set our goals and the more we reach for it.

If we think positive and good thoughts, the  more we soak up or invite positive energy in our body. So if we always think about negative thoughts we’ll never achieve any.

I was browsing the net this morning after a very happy and interesting chat with my sister’s former co-teachers I came across a website that talks about subliminal powers and it was very interesting to read. One of the things that they are also promoting on the site is theirsubliminal CDs that anyone can use to achieve anything (for business, health, love, self confidence and more).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dental Care Tips for Flossing

When you go to the dentist, he or she may ask you how often you’ve flossed and emphasize the importance of doing so daily. While it may be tempting to skip this step before you go to bed, you should know why it is essential to floss. Flossing is how you can access those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. You’d be surprised at how many fillings you can dodge if you clean these areas, which account for 60% of the surface area of your teeth. Follow these tips for Pembroke Pines dental care to enhance your smile.

How to Choose Dental Floss

The type of dental floss is usually a matter of preference. Many choose between waxed and non-waxed floss. Some favor waxed floss because it’s stronger and glides more smoothly in the mouth. Plus, it’s less likely to shred if your teeth are pointy or are shaped differently because of a cavity. For smaller gaps, it’s wise to invest in a Teflon-like floss. Another consideration is whether you would like flavored or plain floss. Again, this depends on what you want to get out of your flossing experience. Some believe flavored floss leaves a nice aftertaste, while others would like to do without the extra additive. Remember that just because you might initially bleed doesn’t mean you need to switch types of floss. All bleeding means is that your gums are adjusting to the floss movements.

Alternatives to Standard Dental Floss

You don’t have to use standard dental floss to provide Pembroke Pines dental care and clean the spaces between your teeth. For one, you can use floss picks. There are some individuals who have trouble with finger dexterity, so they rely on disposable plastic handles with wire floss already set up on them. Another alternative is power flossers. All you have to do is stick the floss between your teeth and push a button, which causes the floss to vibrate in your mouth and do the work for you. Don’t forget about antibacterial mouthwash. Swishing this stuff around in your mouth will strengthen your teeth and prevent gingivitis and inflammation. Granted, it’s not a substitute, but it can clear out some food particles. Last, if nothing else is available, use a toothpick or even a strand of long hair.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recollecting Memories During our Medical Years

I was cleaning the living room and re-arranging photo albums when I stumbled on my old college album. As I was flipping through the pages, it brings back lots of good recollections while I was still studying on my medical years. It’s been 2 decades already but the memories are still lingering. The days that we spent on duties at different hospitals are always memorable for we are exposed to different patients and different samples at the laboratory.

I had quite a lot of fun and great experiences on our 4th year as Medical Technologists for we are already on our internship year. The endless trips to the E Rand respective rooms to get blood samples of our patients were quite a challenge and an experience. There are times when we need to extract blood from a difficult patient, patients who are about to die and in severe pain. We need to give our utmost care and patience in doing our work. Waking up in the middle of the night during our night duties is also different as we need to be on call anytime.

I hope next time, I’ll have the chance to see my friends way back at the time we’re wearing our uniforms so that more memories will bring back.

Ahhh.. I just misses being a Medical Technologist!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to Succeed in Acting School

If you’re serious about acting, you may consider going to school to learn more about the craft. Acting school offers several benefits. You can learn more about improvisation, cold reading, scene study, and other areas of acting. Practicing these techniques can help you grow as an established actor. If you want to do well when you invest in the services of www.ActingSchoolsLosAngeles.comor another organization, be sure you follow these tips.


You can’t spell “listen” without “silent.” In other words, to effectively listen and learn, you need to carefully observe what’s being taught. It may be tempting to be the center of attention when you’re in an acting class, but quality actors know how to stay quiet and absorb the instructor’s teachings. You can also benefit from watching other actors. The teacher will critique their performances, and you can use these tips to improve your acting methods. Take your own mental notes of what is working in a performance and what areas need improvement.


After you’ve soaked up all the details from class, make sure you practice the techniques. You can do this on stage or in the comfort of your own home. Mirrors are helpful to see how your performance may appear to an audience. Give yourself homework so you can better learn your lines. Running your lines just a few minutes every day can help a lot. You’ll also discover new ways to deliver your lines. Overall, your performance on stage will be much improved.

Put Yourself Out There

As many seasoned actors can attest, you need to put yourself out there to get ahead. Get over your shyness and don’t be afraid to make mistakes when you enroll in Your acting instructor will be there to give you helpful feedback and help you become a better actor. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice if you don’t understand or have trouble with a technique or a part of a scene. It’s important to note that you won’t learn much if you can’t accept criticism. Abandon your ego and be receptive to criticism from teachers and classmates. Remember that being an artist means being willing to explore new territory to see what works and what doesn’t.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sinful Chocolates

I have many relatives in the US, Australia and Saudi Arabia and one of the most awaited gifts that we always await is none other than chocolates. I guess it’s already common for Pinoys to bring home or send chocolates to their loved ones. And what a pure delight it always brings to eat all kinds of chocolates. All these chocolate will always have a place in our mouths as my family was all choco-holics.

With the holidays coming in few more months (yey!), for sure there are many balikbayans that will come home bringing gifts to their loved one. There are many delicious and quality dark chocolates products like dark chocolate bars, gift sets, truffles (yum!!), sugar free, tofee and lots more actually that are perfect as gifts.

I must say the chocolates will never be out of any people’s sweet tooth cravings. A recent study also notes that dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants. What does that means? It means eating chocolates in moderation helps minimize the bad cholesterol in our body and also aid in lowering the risk of heart disease. I reckon we can always indulge ourselves eating chocolates anytime (not too much ok!) and get pure bliss out of it.

Choco lovers will surely be delighted to have a choco gift set. Yum.!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Back to Workforce Again

My bessie is going back to workforce again soon after few months of being a wahm. She's been contemplating for many weeks now if she's going back to work since work at home jobs become scarce for a moment. She needs to work doubly hard for she has 3 kids all studying at privates schools and of course she needs to attend to their education.

With so much praying and thinking, she's going back to her old employer with a good salary that can take care of all their household and even her children's expenses. I'm sure it will not be hard for her to adjust on her new work and other office systems like the biometric fingerprint time clock that she told me before. She is hard working and very dedicated employee, mom and wife.

I'm wishing my bessie well and I hope she made the right and good decision for her family.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fun Day at the Trade Show

I had the chance to join my sister in Australia on a sponsored visit visa status where I had a great vacation. We went to different tourist spots and places and that includes trade shows on days that she and her husband showed me around the city. Since the couple loved to google on new products, technologies and new home furniture offered in the market, we visited a home depot trade show. What struck me no end is the wide array of carpets on display lying beautifully on the trade show flooring. This alone caught almost everybody's attention due to the product's intricate and intriguing designs. Those carpets are actually made in Saudi Arabia and they are a common sight be it Persian or Turkish.

Every trade show participants should be extra creative in conceptualizing their booths by putting logo mats or even canopy so that they can attract more clients. There are practically lots of marketing strategies that they can incorporate there. But with what I’ve seen I’m two thumbs up already to that wide array of marketing approach and products at the trade show.

Anyway, we were able to buy few furniture pieces and we can't get over the excitement of seeing the newly purchased products. We even eagerly suggested to a friend to go and see the ongoing trade show in the city. Our visit to that trade show doesn’t stop there because we have visited other fairs and shows. I know that when I’ll have the opportunity to come back there again we’ll be going to those places will be included in our itinerary once again.