Starting Your Own Hat Wear Line – 7 Things To Know

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In the 10 years I have been in the custom apparel and hat wear business, I can not remember how many people called asking for help in starting their hat wear line. All of them believed they had a great idea. Most of them had little or no money. And none of them had a clue what it takes to make it in one of the most competitive businesses in America. The first question these people asked was always „How much to make my own custom design hats?“ And always, I told them, as gently as I could, there is a whole lot of other questions they should ask first, and cost is perhaps the last one of them. I have always given these people my honest opinions while trying my best to encourage them. This article sums up all the advice I have given over the years. Subsequent articles will address each of the following steps individually in greater detail.

#1: Know Your Customer

Perhaps THE most important thing to do before starting any business! You should answer the following questions regarding your customers:

1. Who might be your customers?

2. How old are they?

3. How many of them are there?

4. Where do they shop?

5. How often do they shop?

6. How much do they tend to spend when they shop for hats or caps?

7. What is popular among these people right now?

Answers to these questions determine the niche to sell your caps in, what designs are appropriate, how many of your hats can you possible sell, and at what price.

#2: Know Your Competition

The 2nd most important thing to do before starting any business! You should answer the following questions regarding your competition:

1. Who may be your competition?

2. What types of hats and designs are they offering right now?

3. How much are they charging for these products?

4. Where do they sell their hats?

5. How are they marketing their hats?

Answers to these questions determine what designs you should offer, how much you should be charging, what channel of distribution you should consider, and the possible marketing venues you should consider when launching your own hat wear line.

#3: Know Your Marketing Plan

So what you have the greatest hat design of the decade if you can not get your products out there! Launching a hat wear line is all about marketing. Let me give you a very simple example. I have a customer, a real customer whose name I can not mention. These guys have some pretty cool design ideas. So they teamed up with a poker player, and hired a public relations person who is connected in the entertainment industry. These 2 people generated a lot of interests in their products! Before you know it, couple celebrities were wearing their designs, and the rest is history. So brainstorm, be creative, put your name out there! Who knows? You might be the next ROXY, or Quicksilver, or even NIKE!

#4: Know Your Start-up Cost

So you have figured out who your target customers are, who your competitions are, what hat designs you want to launch, and you have come up with the most creative marketing campaign. Now it is time to answer some cost-related questions:

1. Staffing and office rental

2. Marketing campaign costs

3. Travel expanses

4. Trade show expanses

5. Production relation costs:

(i) How much does it cost for sampling of your designs?

(ii) Who should you go to get prototype designs made?

(iii) Production run costs (largely depends on how many hats you want to produce for your launch. To get any reasonable price point, you need to order at least in the hundreds per design. 25 hats is NOT a wholesale quantity.)

#5: Financing

You have a plan to market your hat wear line; you know how much it will cost you; now you need to know how to finance your venture. Possible sources for money:

1. Your savings

2. Your friends and family

3. Mortgaging your current assets such as your house

4. Finding outside investors (although this might be difficult for starting a hat wear line, but you never know)

5. Borrowing from the bank (SBA loans are available for entrepreneurs in many cases)

#6: Know Your Launch Date

In fashion, timing is everything. Are you launching your hat wear line for the Christmas season? For the back-to-school season? For the 4th of July? Most overseas production takes 72 to up to 90 days via ocean freight. Say you are producing your hats in China. Do you know that the Chinese shut down for up to 15 days during Chinese New Year, which occurs on different dates, although mostly in January and February, depending on the year?

#7: Write Down Your Plan

You have gotten all the pieces of the puzzle; writing them down increases your chances of success. Your plan will keep you focused, and provide you with the big picture as well as the details you need to consider. And if you are trying to secure financing, a business plan is not only crucial, but absolutely necessary!

This is a simplified run-down for the essentials steps you need to take before starting a hat wear line. So be creative with your designs; be thorough with your research; be meticulous with your planning. And good luck! Please make sure to check my other articles regarding specific details on each of the above points. You might also want to check out my web sites for additional information.

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Superstitions About Salt

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There are countess superstitions about salt. In the world of the superstitious salt certainly has had a major impact.

Who hasn’t heard that spilling salt is most unlucky? The only way to turn your luck around is to take a pinch of salt and throw it over your left shoulder. This would hopefully keep the evil spirit away. It was important that it was the left shoulder as it was believed your guardian angel was behind your right shoulder. You certainly wouldn’t want to harm your guardian angel. In the painting „The Last Supper“ Leonardo da Vinci Judas is shown spilling the salt. Some say this show that the spilling of salt superstition is quite old indeed.

Salt has a long tradition as a protective omen. During the 19th century England it was not uncommon to sprinkle salt in every room of a new home before moving bringing in the furniture. This was believed to protect the home form evil spirits.

It has also been reported that salt is most effective to keep away unwanted company. If you had a visitor in your home and preferred that the particular caller not return, you simple sprinkle salt on the floor and doorstep immediately after that person leaves. Sweep up the salt and then burn it. You should not receive another visit from the unwanted guest.

In Buddhist folk tradition it was common to throw salt over your shoulder before entering your home when returning from a funeral. You could never be sure evil spirits were not following you from the funeral site. The salt would scare them away and prevent them from entering your home.

In Europe it was common many places to put salt in the coffin of the deceased to prevent the devil taking possession of the departed.

It was believed to be a really bad omen should you run out of salt. Always keep salt in your home. Many say „Short of salt, short of money“. It is equally bad luck to lend someone salt. Never return salt that has been given to you or both the giver and receiver will have bad luck.

Never pass salt to someone at the table. There are a couple old sayings about this matter; „Pass the salt, pass the sorrow“ and „Help me to salt, help me to sorrow“. If someone at the table needs the salt, be sure to set the salt down and let the other person pick it up for himself.

There are also superstitions about salt and fishermen. If one were to throw some salt on a fisherman it would certainly bring him luck.

In Ancient Rome, it was believed salt would protect newborns from evil demons and on the eighth day after birth the child would be rubbed with salt.

As late as the 19th century it was believed salt could protect newborn children in Britain. A small bundle of salt wrapped up in cloth could be placed in the cradle to protect a child who was not yet baptized. Equally a little salt was placed in the pocket of the baby’s clothes for protection the first time the infant left the house.

To this day many people around the globe still believe in the magic powers of salt. Some people in Asia still insist to have a small bag of salt in their car to ensure a safe journey.

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Performing Due Diligence When Buying a Liquor Store

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The process of due diligence goes way beyond just an assessment of the presented financials. You need to be able to access all the files and records, review information and research personnel as you review what you’re being told. It is recommended that you allocate at least four weeks for this process and do not be tempted to rush to judgment. Some issues may only come to light over a period of time and thus you should proceed carefully.

There are some decisions that you can make about buying a liquor store business before you immerse yourself fully in the due diligence process. While you may engage in a lot of number crunching and foot work as you go forward, is there anything that you have learned about the industry to this point, or about this specific business, its location or its owners thus far that should give you pause for thought? If for example you already know that financial records are incomplete for reasons given by the seller, or the condition of the store or its assets are not as you had hoped or expected, inventories are incomplete, inspections, certificates or licenses are compromised for one reason or another – all may be reasons for you to turn around and bid good day.

For a process of due diligence to be complete, you will need to concentrate on seven different areas:

1. The Premises.

We’ve already talked about the need to allocate four weeks to this entire process and you should agree with the seller that during this time you allocate an agreed period to observe the operation of the business. Firstly you will need to assess the inside and outside of the facility and work out what you may need to spend to repair, replace or upgrade. Remember that the attitude of the staff is very important in the retail business and you should immediately assess how the existing staff interact with clients. Are they always personable, attentive, prompt? Personal issues or conversations should not be apparent. Ask yourself whether the store looks good, has a good ambience, appears fresh and clean, has well-maintained restrooms and break areas and is generally spick and span.

You must also really make sure that you’re pleased with the specific location of the business, the surrounding competition, the kind of individuals who regularly frequent the area, the accessibility – and don’t forget, always be particularly aware of any possible or pending major road construction in the area, as this could literally „make or break“ the business you’re considering buying.

2. The Financials.

As a minimum, you will need to review the profit and loss statements, the balance sheets and tax returns. You would do well to employ the services of an accountant who is experienced in the liquor business to help you here. Look at all the supplier invoices and reconcile them to revenues. This may be a time intensive process but you will be able to determine your margins this way. Be very aware of any transactions that involve cash, especially if it involves your suppliers. You will need to get written confirmation from the suppliers of their ongoing terms.

Remember some of these industry benchmarks:

– gross margin should be between 24 and 28%

– rent should be 7% of revenue maximum

– product mix should be up to 70% liquor or up to 40% wine

– labor should represent 5 to 7% of revenue

– net profit should be 8 to 12% of revenue

– inventory should be turned over between eight and 10 times per year.

3. The Equipment.

All of the equipment and the furnishings should be in good working order, and nothing should require repair or replacement for quite some time. To ensure this, you should carefully review all of the maintenance and service records, take a look for yourself to check and see if each refrigeration case is clean and well-maintained, and inspect all the other equipment to make sure it’s well looked after.

4. Vendor Agreements.

Your wholesalers and suppliers are absolutely essential when you purchase liquor store business assets and you must get to know them well during your due diligence. Can arrangements be transferred to you or will you have to make new ones? You do not have to be prepared to settle with the existing suppliers or vendors and you should really investigate as many options or opportunities as you can. You may, for example, see better terms elsewhere and this knowledge will be great ammunition when you come to negotiations and peace of mind.

5. Lease Contracts.

Always be sure the lease is transferable or that there are no obstacles ahead of you. You must be able to assume or acquire a long-term lease before proceeding.

6. Operations.

It is likely that you will need a number of licenses and this should be a particular area of concern when it comes to a liquor license. Sometimes these may not be assigned or transferred or other onerous terms may be set by jurisdictions.

Go through the daily procedures from opening time to closing time; who has access to keys and alarm settings? Does the business have a procedure for emergencies of any kind? Ask the seller to provide you with an optimal inventory level. Ensure that you review all insurance certificates and be adequately covered for all eventualities. You will need to talk with credit card processors and merchant banks and be prepared to move to access better rates if necessary.

7. The Employees.

As this can be a significant cost and liability area, be focused here. Check each member’s compensation, especially if there’s any possibility of cash being paid „under the table.“ If you see that there is a high turnover of employees, ask yourself why. Is there a procedure in place for training? While the seller will often be wary about letting his employees know that the sale is in process, you nevertheless need to analyze each employee individually, assess their loyalty and competence and adjust your plans accordingly. Understand that certain procedures may be quite traditional to them and you should ask yourself how you feel they will react if you need to make significant changes. If one or more employees are absolutely critical to your success, you will need to meet with them prior to consummating a contract.

When you come across a liquor store for sale, if you perform your due diligence to a very high standard, you’ll acquire the opportunity to see exactly how the business operates – on a daily basis, and you won’t be in for any uncomfortable surprises if you do decide to take over.

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Feeling Cursed? How to Get Rid of Bad Mojo With Do It Yourself Techniques!

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Some days can be challenging, but if you’re having more downs then ups in a 3 week period, the odds are that stale or „negative“ energies are present, blocking you from accomplishing the little things in life. Gone unchecked all that negativity can fester and begin to manifest situations worse than the unexplainable break down of a household appliance! The signs of evil eye or spiritual work being done against you are pretty much what you’d expect:

Nightmares (especially recurring ones), feeling drained, depression, paranoia, financial problems, unsettling vibes in the house, hostility towards/from loved ones, being accident prone more than usual, restlessness, generalized discomfort. Sometimes you’ll find yourself reflecting on every embarrassing moment you’ve ever felt in life just about short of waking up in the morning with your hair still attached to the pillow!

The most common form of spiritual attack is indeed the „Evil Eye“, and it is also the easiest form of malice to operate because you don’t have to be a card carrying witch in order to use it!

There are varying degrees of evil eye attacks…the most feared being the dreaded Mal’occhio. Not everyone can perform this version of the operation proficiently, and a would-be witch would have to be thoroughly and competently trained to administer it. Bearing this in mind I stand from my experience that it is the common jealousy bug that most of us have to deal with.

How it works is simple: thought creates and directs energy!

If your thoughts are emotionally and willfully concentrated enough on an event to happen, good or bad, that reality will seek to manifest itself!

It also works towards the effectiveness of the curse. In other words, if you believe you are cursed, or that some one you know has „rooted“ you or given you the evil eye, too much attention will lend the negative energy an extra hand in overpowering you, ultimately beating you down (or at it’s worst station, taking you out!). As dangerous as these episodes can be, there are ways of eliminating most, if not all of, negative energies being directed at you from the occasional stink eye!

The first step in combating green eye jealously is considering the source, and steering clear of that person or group, as in not involving yourself in their life, more particularly their PROBLEMS! You may have to go as far as to delete some folks from your favorite social network’s friends list! I speak of the folks who call you every 5 minutes complaining miserably about how everything is wrong in their life and how fortunate you are that everything comes to you easy (Yeah, you can almost hear it in their voice!).

The next step I would recommend would be the 3C’s… Cleanse, Cleanse, and CLEANSE!

CLEANSING BATH:

Cleanse your self by taking a bath in Holy Water or Sea Salt, for at least 7 consecutive days. There are many things you can add to the bath water to rid yourself of evil influences, but here we are going to stick by the basics. Sea Salt is readily available at most dollar stores these days, but if you don’t have it at the ready, Kosher Salt, or at the very least, table salt will do.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE PLEASE DO NOT USE WINTERIZED ROCK SALT FOR SNOW IN YOUR BATH!!!

After you cast a handful of salt into the bath water, I suggest reciting a prayer of protection according to your religious belief system. Psalm 23 is great for this, but even making a prayer from your heart in your own words is excellent!

CLEANSE THE AIR:

Burn incense throughout your house, these can be of the stick variety found at most dollar stores or Wal-Mart. Sage is good for this, but you can use any floral scent such as rose, or a woody scent like sandalwood. Both of these are traditionally used to create sacred spaces and to „lift“ vibrations in a room. It’s also a keen idea to crack at least 1 window or door in each room to „give chase to the evil“ and speedily rid it out of your house.

CLEANSE THE HOUSE:

Rearranging a few rooms in the house, primarily the living room and bedroom, is said to help „confuse evil from returning to whence it was kept“. A good mop job with a bucket of water with ammonia (failing this, a mixture of water, white vinegar and salt with a squeeze of lemon juice) through the house is STRONGLY suggested while you are burning your incense. This is of great value especially if the jealous bug has been in your house recently, attempting to drain you out of conversation as well as a pot of coffee!

Start from the TOP most floor of the house and work DOWN from the BACK of the house to the FRONT door. If you have rugs or carpets through the house, simply fill a dollar store spray bottle with your mop water and mist the areas that you cannot mop. Let the mist sit in the carpeted areas for about 15 minutes, then run your vacuum over it. After you vacuum, empty the vacuum bag or container outside of your house into a garbage bag. Your left over mop water should be poured down the toilet. You can also wipe down flat surfaces, like counter tops and tables using the spray bottle method.

The last thing you should do is follow up with burning a white candle, with the names of your family members carved in it, anointed with olive oil. This should be burned for at least 7 days after you’ve started your cleansing project. If your candle burns completely out before the 7 days are up, simply anoint another one and light in it’s place!

As a matter of fact, I would make it a habit of burning white candles at least once a month for spiritual protection.

Speaking in matters of protection, my next article will follow through with evil eye prevention as we construct a charm or „mojo“ bag tuned up for personal psychic protection!

If you continue to have issues beyond 2 weeks after performing your cleansing, I suggest that you consult with an experienced spiritualist or magick practitioner to be sure that there isn’t extreme magickal practices being directed against you or your loved ones.

That’s all for now, gang! I’ll be sharing more information in the coming weeks!

Health and Spirit!

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How To Turn Your Useless Home PC Into IP Phone PBX?

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When we are talking about setting up the IP phone PBX system in our home, the first thing that comes to our mind is where or how to begin. Here, we will discuss at an easy way to turn your home PC into a fully fledged IP phone PBX. Let us first understand what this technology really is.

Installation using the old method:

The old method of installing the asterisk was one of the most awful ways to install the IP phone. Using CLI (command line interface) based interface to do anything is no more a choice, and when we are talking about Linux, that becomes even more painful. This is the single biggest reason why people now think of installing asterisk in their homes nothing short of a nightmare. When this CLI based Linux installation was carried out, it took many dark twists and turns, at the end of the day. There were fundamentally, two teasing things. For a layman, the first one was remembering all those commands and executing them at the right time. Secondly, for installing Linux separately, you also needed to install asterisk, which was nothing short of climbing the Mount Everest.

GUI Based Asterisk:

Now, users do not have to wrestle with the text based command prompt. New packages have included everything in just one CD and you just don’t need to install different software packages in bits and pieces.

There is a GUI based Linux software which solves half the worries related to remembering all the Linux CLI commands. Now ordinary people like you and me can see as well as relate to what is happening on the screen. Secondly, asterisk’s new GUI based version further makes things easy for the users.

They can make all the changes in asterisk through graphic user interface instead of using the command line interface. There are many GUI based asterisk available and most of them are open source like AsteriskNow, Flash in a PBX, and many others.

All these changes have not only made the installation process a lot easier but also reduced the unnecessary headaches which ordinary people had to go through earlier.

We talked about a useless PC on which asterisk work. Anyhow, we will still have a look at the minimum requirements for the computer that can be used for this purpose.

– You need a PC that is x86 with Linux GUI based operating system installed on it.
– The PC should be a minimum Pentium III with 500 MHz of processor.
– There must be one PCI slot available.
– You must have Digium TDM-400P that supports 2 X FXO daughter cards and 2 X FXS daughter cards.
– Your PC must have a sound card installed and working in perfect condition.

Assuming that you already have Linux operating system installed on your PC, we will proceed with the Trixbox installation as this is one of the most common GUI based asterisk in use.

Installing asterisk on your PC using Trixbox

Once you reach the console, login using these details.

Username: root
Password: The one you provided at the time of installation

Once you have successfully been able to log into your system, your system will mention you the DHCP server received IP address. Now you need to give your system a permanent address which you can do by two ways, either through the GUI or by system-config-network.

Upon configuring the IP address you need to restart the service network.

You will need to use your web browser to continue doing the configuration task through the IP that you just assigned.

Now you will need to click on Switch next to User Mode for opening the Admin GUI. Login details provided below.

user: maint
pass: password

Select the Asterisk – PBXconfig from the GUI.

Go to tools – module admin. Here you can select from a list of modules given. Install the ones which you really think of benefit to you.

Now go to setup – extensions – generic sip device to add your first extension.

Now you can enter different phone extensions that you want to use. Many people prefer starting from 200.

What to do next?

Once you have successfully configured all the settings, now you need to have a phone to make and receive calls. But as in this case, you are using your PC. Make sure you have good quality VoIP headset pair with a mic. This will help you make and receive phone calls. Make sure you have enabled voicemail to get the extra benefits. Now you can virtually attach as many phone users as you want. Just make sure to correctly configure it in your GUI based asterisk and do not forget to assign an extension to each new phone user added. The extension would be unique which can only be assigned to one phone user.

Enjoy managing a big network of phones with secure OS like Linux run by asterisk. There does involve some hard work but at the end. You will not need to invest that much amount of money or effort.

To reduce the cost of the whole process and increase the joys, make sure that you have a reliable internet phone service like Vonage, Axvoice or Skype at the backend.

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15 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Maine Coon Kitten

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The only way to be 100% sure of getting a verified pure breed Maine Coon cat is to buy a pedigree kitten from a breeder. The breeder should be able to present a family tree of your cat’s pedigree and provide relevant certification.

A recommended place to start a search for a reputable breeder in your local area is the „Maine Coon Breed Fanciers Association“ (www.mcbfa.org) Maine Coon kittens can be instantly recognizable by the long tufty ears and oversized paws, as seen in the classic longhaired American however there is a European strain of Maine Coon, (my own Maine Coon, King Henry comes from a German line) which has a shorter ruff around the neck, and often a fuller, squarer muzzle. The differences are not apparent until the cat is between 12 to 18 months.

In terms of identifying a „pure“ pedigree Maine Coon, you’ll be relying quite heavily on information the breeder is presenting to you. If you have difficulty finding a reputable breeder, you could try and get a recommendation by talking to individuals at a local event or an „all breeds“ Cat show. It is essential you are happy with your breeder – if you are becoming a Maine Coon owner for the first time, you may need to rely on their expert advice.

You can expect to pay anywhere between $500 and $800 for a pure breed Maine Coon. With food, litter, vet bills and cat-sitters for holidays, Maine Coons can be a relatively expensive investment. All owners will agree that they are a truly wonderful breed and will repay you many times over.

IMPORTANT TIP: This could save a lot of heartache, trouble and expense later on; When buying an expensive pet, do not go for the kitten you feel sorry for and looks like it needs help. Any kittens with signs of withdrawal, low energy or general apathy, should really be avoided. Choose an independent, lively, energetic kitten. Pick out kittens that don’t necessarily come to you but are, however, interested in their surroundings.

It’s best to pick a local breeder and visit them in their home, when you’re first making your initial enquiries to check the kitten’s living conditions, health and welfare of all cats living in the same environment.

Although it sounds like common sense, have questions prepared that will help you to establish whether the breeder can be trusted.

Questions you’ll definitely want to ask:

1. How much experience does the breeder have? If you need assurance about the breeder’s ability/expertise ask to speak to someone who has recently purchased a Maine Coon from that breeder.

2. Who are the kittens‘ parents and are they champions? Even if you don’t intend to show your cat, you’ll still want to find out about their pedigree. That’s what you are paying for. If this is just not important, you can sometimes find cheaper Maine Coons that are called „pet quality“ meaning they do not meet the required physical standards for showing. This does not mean they are not perfectly healthy.

3. Does the stud live with the breeder? If not, can the breeder guarantee that the stud has not been subjected to any illnesses e.g. cat flu. Has the breeder bred the stud before?

4. Is there any known heredity illnesses in the ancestral line such as HCM (can cause heart failure) and hip problems?

5. Have any of the other cats suffered from any illnesses for e.g. have any recent litters suffered from any strain of cat flu?

6. If relevant to your situation, ask if the kitten is comfortable around other animals and children?

7. At what point, could the kittens leave their mother (I would be concerned if the breeder allowed the kitten to leave it’s mother if it is less than 12 weeks).

8. Will a vet check the kittens before leaving the breeder’s home? How many times? If the Maine Coon becomes ill after it has left the breeder, who is responsible for paying vet’s fees or could the kitten be returned to the breeder?

9. You’ll also want to find out how often the queen is impregnated; because a queen subjected to „too regular“ pregnancies can be prone to producing weak or sickly kittens.

Other things you may want to check/do:

10. The living conditions of the stud and queens e.g. the cleanliness of the cages/rooms and the health/welfare of the cat etc.

11. Will the cats be litter trained before they move to their new homes?

12. Also, the environment where the mother and kittens are living. Are there toys, clean litter, warmth, food and water?

13. Check the eyes of the kitten to evaluate its health. Never purchase a kitten that has weeping eyes.

14. The breeder’s contract. Have a read of the written agreement before you commit yourself. Pay particular attention to areas of responsibility should the kitten become unwell soon after you’ve bought him/her.

15. You should book your new kitten in for an all round check with your own vet almost as soon as you’ve collected from the breeder. If there are any signs of problems, you’ll want to know within the first 24 hours.

On the whole, Maine Coon breeders are passionate about their cats and love what they do. There’s not a whole lot of money to be made in breeding Maine Coons, and it is very demanding work.

Unless, your gut feeling tells you otherwise, you can expect to be talking to breeders who are totally dedicated Maine Coon lovers.

Copyright 2006 Sarah Crosier

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Objectives of Property Management

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Managing a property should have the goals and objectives. There are two types of organizational objectives which are the short time objective and the long term objective. The short time objectives is considered to be within one year and the long term objectives is more than one year.

The short term objective is also called as operational objectives as it will continue to be daily operation. Property management activities which are daily are such as garbage disposal, housekeeping or gardening. The manpower who been appointed to carry out the work such as repairing pipes should be someone who have the skills and knowledge. The manpower should be the qualified person. Besides, the management structure should have been organised and always updated. Necessary information for example contract or service needs to check to ensure that the service is always available for the owner or need to be terminated. Property information such as taxes needs to be paid and financial information such as rental payment should be recorded. The daily monitoring on work of the employee is required to make sure the performance measurement is good and have the quality. All the things that have been mentioned above are under the short time objective.

The long term objective is also called as strategic management. It is more on the policy making and interpretation. It is also about programmed formulation, implementation and activation. The owner seeks for the outcomes. For example, the mission of a hotel owner is to upgrade a 3 star hotel to 5 star hotels in 5 years time. Hence, the property manager will ensure and monitors all the essential works to make sure the mission will be achieved within the time.

The organizational objective is applicable for the life of the organization. It is included in the strategic plan, long term of five year plan and tactical plan. The organization should have the annual objectives. The short term objective in the operational plans should have the specific time horizon.

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Advantages Of East Facing House Plans

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Are you planning of constructing a house? While there are many house plans that you can go with, not all of them are ideal for you. One of the best plans that you should consider is the east facing plan.

Benefits Of East Facing House Plan

There are a number of benefits that come with an east facing plan. Some of the benefits include:

Sunlight: since the sun rises from the east, it means that your house will be receiving a lot of sunlight during the early morning. This will reduce your energy bills as you don’t have to leave the lights on if you wake up early.

Health: researchers have shown that the morning sun is always the best. Since your house will be facing east, you will be getting the most from the beneficial morning sun.

Tips To Consider When Designing An East Facing House Plan

For you to design a perfect east facing house you need to put a number of tips into consideration:

Plenty of space on the east: as an architect you need to leave enough space in the east. This is the space that the people in the house will be using to bask during the early morning.

Short east compound wall: to allow plenty of sun into the building, you should ensure that you don’t cover the house with the compound wall. This calls for you to construct a wall that is much shorter than the house. To leave enough space on the east side you should ensure that the main gate faces northeast.

Have a verandah: when designing the house you should ensure that the house has a verandah on the eastern side where the owners of the house can sit and enjoy the healthy morning sun. You can design a sloping verandah; however, you should ensure that it doesn’t face west.

Clutter free: to avoid obstructing positive energy you should ensure that the space on the eastern side is clean and clutter free. This calls for you to remove any heaps of soil, stone or garbage that might be there. You should also ensure that the house doesn’t have any elevated land. The floor should be less elevated than the center room.

If there’s a road running in front of the house you should ensure that it’s lower than the plot.

Conclusion

These are the advantages of an east facing house plan. If you are interested in an east facing house, ensure that the plan is designed by a professional architect.

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Importance of Family in Our Life

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Family is very important part of our everyday life. It helps us in improving our personality. It also helps us in shaping our life. It teaches us the value of love, affection, care, truthfulness and self-confidence and provides us tools and suggestions which are necessary to get success in life.

Family is a place where you can be yourself. It is a place where you are accepted for what you are. This is where you are completely tension free and everyone is there to help you. Family encourages you when you are surrounded by problems. It helps you survive through tough times and bring joy and happiness into life.

Decency is very important in the communication of daily life. It helps us make strong relationship with others and make us come across as a very gentle, intelligent and likable person. Everyone loves to be in a company of such person. Family helps bring decency into our life which is necessary to lead a happy life.

One of the most important aims of our life is to build a successful and highly rewarding career. Our families help us in creating a strong future. It gives us valuable suggestion about different career prospective. It not only guides us in choosing the best but also financially helps us to cover the expenses of education. Thus it helps us in making a good future.

The importance of family is probably realized when one went to holiday or celebrate an occasion without family members. It was very hard to celebrate an occasion or went to holiday without being surrounded by family members. At that time probably we realize that how important they are to us. At that time, we came to know about the importance of our families.

Today, most people don’t realize the importance of family. They prefer to spend most of their time with their friends. But when they are surrounded by problems, it was their family that helped them get rid of problems. At the time, when even our best friends refuse to help us, it was our family that came to help us. So it is very important for each and every individual to give importance to their families above anything else and enjoy spending time with family members.

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How To Start A Roasted Corn Business

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Corn roasting is a simple yet very profitable small investment business. The successful corn roasters make full time living working just the summer months.

To start a roasted corn business you will need to acquire permits and business licenses from the health department and from the state. The following is a typical checklist to start your business.

1. Decide the size and the scale of the operation.

2. Decide on the menu for your concession business.

3. Purchase your equipment and tools.

4. Register your business.

5. Apply and obtain all the required licenses and permits needed to run a food concession business.

6. Secure events and have fun running your concession stand.

Permits, Licenses, and Inspection

Every state has laws governing business licenses and permits. Most likely, you will have to register your business with the state agency, so you can do business in the state. A tax ID number, business license number, and tax registration number can be issued to your business, depending on the state in which you are operating. You should verify with the city or county that the business location is zoned for that activity. You must have commercial liability insurance, both for your business and for your vehicle and trailer.

Health Department and Food safety

As a business owner and a food worker, you will be preparing food for other people. Contact the health department of your county or state to receive a copy of a food safety guide that will help you greatly in learning more about food safety. Roasted corn is considered a less hazardous food, but if you are going to sell potatoes and turkey legs you may have to pay higher fee.

Start-up Costs of a Corn Roaster Business

Brand new corn roaster with warranty: 10,000-$12,000.

Used corn roaster: $5,000-$8,000.

Additional equipment and accessories: $1,200-$2,000.

Used van or truck: $2,000-$10,000.

Food cost for first two events: $300-$1,000.

Event sign-up fee: $800-$3,000.

Fuel, utilities, and miscellaneous: $200.

Equipment Required to Start a Corn Roasting Business

A professional corn roaster, minimum 200-500 corns per hour.

Hot plate for melting butter

Steam table for storing cooked potatoes and turkey legs.

Two 20-lb. propane tanks

Fire extinguisher

Commercial quality tent

2 tables,

Hand washing unit (portable) very easy to assemble one

Mics. Little things

Google „Corn Roasters“ and search for companies that will help you get started before buying the equipment if you are strapped for cash. One of the company Texas Corn Roasters help.

How to Find Events and Festivals

There are many sources for finding festivals and events, such as your vendor friends, the local Chamber of Commerce, auto racing, fairs and festivals, flea markets, rodeos, and theme parks. The Internet is one of the greatest sources for finding events. Many good sites provide this information. Always send a professionally done proposal with your application if you want to beat the competition.

Suppliers and Producers

Suppliers and produce wholesalers are your key to success in this business. You cannot afford to buy the food from retailers, so you must find producers capable of providing you quality food at wholesale costs. Every state and big town has a local supplier who delivers food supplies to local restaurants. „Wholesale food distributor“ in the Yellow Pages is a good place to start. Corn is cheap if buy from a wholesaler.

Serving food at the festival

The way you serve can also improve your business. You will need certain condiments for every item you server. For instance sale, black pepper, Cajun spice, garlic powder, lemon pepper and more.

Signage

You have probably heard the saying „flash is cash.“ It is very true when it comes to the festival business. You could have the most delicious food, best prices, well-trained staff, and a festival with thousands of people. If your booth fails to attract customers,, it is probably the poor signage.

Tribal knowledge

Like many other small profitable business the roasted corn business is run by tight lipped vendors who do not share tribal knowledge. There are not any website, or sources for a newbie to find any information. The tribal knowledge could help you make extra 25K a year. There is a very helpful book „Earn an entire year’s living with corn roaster“, that covers this business with very granular level of details. It is worth buying.

If you plan on making your concession business a full time job, consider an RV that can tow your corn roaster trailer and getting on the list of concession vendors that follow a fair rout.

Accounting and numbers are also very important aspect of this business. Festival Concession business offers financial and personal freedom like no other small business does.

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