Comparison Sites: Do they work?

Your quest for most products or even services is made simpler by aggregator websites, also known as comparison sites. You may want to buy a smart phone or a desktop, you might be looking for life insurance or a home loan, you may need to rent a car and there are comparison websites for airfares, hotels and most things you can think of. These comparison sites are great as they make your research a cakewalk. They save time, offer a ton of information in a jiffy and you get to make an informed decision.

Let us consider an example where you want to find  a cheap international parcel shipping company. You may have to send parcel to France so you get to a website that lists multiple companies with their charges and services. You can compare the propositions and make a decision. One of the most competitive courier comparison sites is Here you will enter all the information about your needs, the size and weight of the item that you are sending and the delivery address that it is going to.

They then check with many of the large branded courier services to find the best deals for you. You get to review all the information about each offer, not just price but other information that is important such as the transit time, the sum the goods are insured for in the event of an accident, when collection is possible etc.

For the user this has many advantages, firstly you only have to enter your information in once. Then the information you have provided is used to generate offers for multiple services saving you lots of time by not have to visit each website individually and enter all the duplicate information separately into each one. Some of the large motor insurance comparison sites compare quotes from over 50 insurers.

This helps you to find not only a very competitively priced deal, as all the companies are competing against each other but also to be able to compare the features of each offer in real time so that you can select the perfect offer for you.

They also offer loyalty schemes when are you by multiple offers from them, which can be nice. But the main reason you will use them is for the cost savings that are often achieved. I have seen car inured premiums halve from previous insurers by uses one of these sites. So they are in the consumers interest and do a great job.

Dynamic Structures’ wild ride from steelmaker to theme park innovator

Crowd in an IMAX-style theatre with moving seats

“This dumps you down. You feel like you’re falling,” Guy Nelson says, pointing to a five-storey-high roller-coaster switch under construction in one of the cavernous sheds at Dynamic Structures’ dusty six-acre yard in Port Coquitlam, B.C. “We stop you, and then we reverse you. You go backwards and roll off down another track. There are 300 features we put you through.”

Once finished, the coaster parts will be disassembled, packed into containers like a set of Ikea drawers and sent to China. The one being assembled in the next building, Nelson says, is bound for Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. In both cases, the actual track—which is less knowledge-intensive to construct—will be made by Dynamic’s joint venture in China.

“It’s high labour content per tonne,” explains Nelson. He’s tall and still brawny at 60, with a deep, gravelly voice. “The switches, all the controls, all the design—that’s what we do in Vancouver.”

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It takes imagination to conjure up how these towers of naked steel will become some of the world’s leading-edge immersive rides, the kind you find in Orlando theme parks. Dynamic has worked on rides for those market leaders too—in 2014, it built new track for Walt Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, while in 2010, it engineered an immersive experience for the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park—and honed its expertise in the process. But now it’s on the cusp of cracking a larger global market, using its own technology developed in Canada. Over the past 12 months, Dynamic has landed about $100 million in ride contracts, most of them in Asia.

And it’s not just coasters. Last spring, Dynamic announced its involvement in the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, a $1.5-billion joint venture that includes partners from the U.S., China, Japan and India, to be built on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. When completed in 2018, the telescope will reside in an 18-storey-tall observatory and give astronomers a glimpse of galaxies forming at the edge of the observable universe, near the very beginning of time. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Canada’s $243.5-million contribution to the project in April; Dynamic is expected to complete a $70 million portion of the work.

It all adds up to a breakthrough year for the nearly 90-year-old company. The windfall is especially timely for Dynamic’s parent firm, Winnipeg-based Empire Industries Ltd., whose other business activity, supplying steel pipe and machinery for the oilsands, has fallen off a cliff. Truth be told, Nelson had no intention of becoming an exporter of precision engineered products when he bought Dynamic eight years ago. But a combination of circumstance and business sense caused him, like one of Dynamic’s coasters, to stop, drop and head off in another direction. He has one word to describe what Empire’s state would have been had he not done so: “Dire.”

The well-travelled Toronto entrepreneur had already owned a 30% stake in Winnipeg’s Empire Iron Works for a decade when, in 2006, he took the company public and became CEO. The idea was to buy up firms across Western Canada and corner the market in steel fabrication for the oil and gas industry, which at the time appeared to be caught up in a long-term commodity supercycle. Nelson figured the severe shortage of skilled trades gave the advantage to the largest operators, so for two years Empire Industries, as it is now called, set about acquiring fabricators from Ontario to B.C.

Nelson first crossed paths with Dynamic Structures while bidding for the steel contract for the 2010 Olympics’ speedskating oval in Richmond, B.C. They were the only other bidder, which forced Empire to come in low to secure the contract. The same thing happened with the ski jump near Whistler, except Dynamic came out the victor.

“They’ve cost me money in two scenarios,” Nelson was thinking when, unexpectedly, he was approached by Dynamic’s local management three months later. At the time Dynamic was owned by AMEC, but new leadership at the Britain-based engineering giant had decided to sell the company. AMEC, which itself ended up with Dynamic as the result of a series of larger mergers and acquisitions, was in the business of consulting and project management, and Dynamic’s more capital-intensive manufacturing operation didn’t fit. Empire was obviously in that business; would it be interested in Dynamic?

“I bought it because they were pissing me off,” Nelson recalls. But Dynamic also had a contract to build the Harry Potter ride for Universal Studios. The multi-year project was backed by performance bonds that would be transferred from AMEC to Empire. In other words, Nelson had to follow through.

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Dynamic had already built and refurbished rides for Disney theme parks, the undisputed leader in the amusement park business. These had been straightforward contracts, using Disney’s designs for the kind of media-enhanced indoor rides that make its venues unique. But Universal had an audacious plan to expand its own $500-million park in Orlando, the heart of Disney country. As a result, Dynamic was developing expertise in designing roller-coasters that do things like stop, drop and switch tracks, and theatres in which the floor drops away, leaving the audience suspended on robotic arms in front of 3D projection screens. This was unfamiliar territory for Nelson, and he had no choice but to go along for the ride.

The purchase of Dynamic dropped another piece of unfinished business in Nelson’s lap. He found himself representing industrial interests, alongside people from universities and the astronomical community, in a lobby group pressing for Canada’s participation in the Thirty Meter Telescope project. In this, he played along, perhaps not realizing this particular sales job would take eight years and countless meetings with bureaucrats and politicians to bear fruit. His wife, Leslie, burst out laughing upon hearing he had been named co-chairman of the Coalition for Canadian Astronomy. He awoke the next morning to find a copy of Astronomy for Dummies on his side of the bed.

In fact, Dynamic’s sideline in telescopes predates its coaster business. In 1975, when it landed the contract to build the enclosure for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope of its day, the bridge and building-steel maker hoped such projects might help it maintain its heightened staffing levels after completing a spurt of work on bridges for the new Coquihalla Highway—the most technically challenging stretch of roadwork in Canada. Little did anyone know that the advanced engineering experience Dynamic would gain would ultimately propel the company in a new direction altogether.

“David Halliday was the mastermind behind all this,” says Dynamic president Ye Zhou, referring to his predecessor, who saw Dynamic through half a dozen astronomical projects in the 1980s and 1990s. For most recent undertaking, the Keck Telescope, it built not only the enclosure but also the telescope itself. After Empire acquired the company in 2007, “we encouraged Guy to be more interested in this part of our business,” Zhou says. He admits there was some trepidation among Dynamic’s staff at the time. “He [Guy] assured us he would continue supporting this part of the business, but back then nobody was expecting it to transition into a major part of Empire’s business.”

In fact, Nelson didn’t need much convincing. The more he got to know Dynamic, the more he liked what he saw. “Guy had always wanted to move Empire into more modern, higher-margin businesses,” says Steven Judge, a friend and associate who serves as president and CEO of International Breweries.

Meanwhile, the 2008 recession was casting the vulnerability of Nelson’s old business plan into stark relief. As oil prices plunged and companies shelved or cancelled oilsands projects, he was forced to shut two-thirds of Empire’s steel fabrication capacity. He got rid of sites in Winnipeg, Ontario and elsewhere in B.C. “I was in survival mode for four years,” Nelson remembers. Empire was in covenant with four banks, with $50 million in debt and a “bad mix of business,” he says. “It wasn’t a pretty picture.” Against that backdrop, Dynamic’s export business in engineered products offered a ray of hope.

Much of what happened to Empire and to countless other Canadian companies over the past decade can be traced to China. Expected to unseat the U.S. as the world’s largest economy within the next five years, the country’s double-digit GDP growth, exploding manufacturing capacity and need for modern infrastructure in the early years of this century drove a torrent of investment into the oilsands and other natural resources around the world. Today, though, the pace of growth has slowed, as China makes the tricky transition from an export-focused economy to the consumer-driven model of a more affluent, developed country. That’s bad news for resource companies and their suppliers in Canada, which expected China’s growth trajectory to continue. But it’s an opportunity for exporters with hard-to-copy products to serve a new generation of consumers, who demand the same kind of amenities North Americans already enjoy—state-of-the-art amusement rides, for example.

Like the telescope business, demand for amusement rides comes in cycles. When Disney and Universal aren’t building new parks, there’s little work to be had. So in 2011, Nelson created Dynamic Attractions, a subsidiary that would market turnkey ride systems to the other three-quarters of the world’s park operators that did not have their own technology—especially those on a building spree in Asia and the Middle East.

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Selling sophisticated machinery in China is not as simple as selling formed steel. One obstacle Dynamic faced was a 30% tax on manufactured imports. Nelson reasoned that if Dynamic could set up a joint venture with a Chinese partner, it could build the low-cost roller-coaster track there.

Through a personal connection—Zhou’s father had a contact in China—Dynamic went into business with Bill Qiu and his QiGuang Group, a commodity-scale metalworks in Zhoushan, China, in 2013. QiGuang owns 55% of the joint venture, QiGuang Dynamic Steel Structure Co., in addition to a 10% stake in Empire. This way, Dynamic manufactures the formed metal parts in China and largely avoids a tariff that might erase its margin or render its amusement rides uncompetitive. And it keeps the higher-margin design and development work in Canada.

In the fullness of time, Nelson proved to be the kind of boss the engineers at Dynamic were looking for. Where AMEC was cautious, he was decisive. “Guy is a brave man,” Zhou says. “He’s the one who made the decision to enter the general entertainment market. He’s the one who’s been tirelessly promoting the Thirty Meter Telescope. He’s the one who opened up our manufacturing facility in China. I don’t see all of this happening with AMEC.”

Judge credits Nelson’s leadership and “positive energy” with getting Empire through its darkest hour. “He managed to rally the management team to reduce costs, compete for all business available and look for new opportunities around the world,” he says.

“Guy is very creative,” says Terry Quinn, a mergers and acquisitions consultant who met Nelson 15 years ago and today sits on Empire’s board as an independent director. “He likes leveraged risks, but with the risk he takes the vendor along with him.” Each deal to expand the company has involved the owner either taking shares in Empire, offering up working capital to finance the transaction or “an earn-out that worked in our favour,” Quinn says, adding that some deals didn’t happen because the partner just wanted 100% cash.

There were multiple voices in the discussion around Empire’s pivot from its old-economy focus to the new one, Quinn says. “We had a few people drop off the board because they didn’t like the strategy.” Today, that change in strategy looks inspired.

Across the street from the metalworking sheds and the patch of ground where the dome of the Thirty Meter Telescope will rise—at 18 storeys high, it has to be built outdoors—an open-plan office building houses Dynamic’s engineering division. This is the company’s real competitive advantage, Nelson says. He introduces Amir Hadi Hosseinabadi, dressed in coveralls and standing in front of a large robotic arm. Hadi explains how he is developing an automated system for the zero-force optical polishing of the mirrors used in telescopes. The machine employs a laser to map the microscopic topography of the glass and determine whether it needs polishing. It can shift itself around any size of mirror array; existing machines for polishing can do only one segment at a time.

For Dynamic, this is pure R&D, with no guarantee of a payoff. But the potential is significant. Polishing mirrors and lenses is a major cost of maintaining telescopes, and using an intelligent robot could cut expenses dramatically. “The cost of this machine is $200,000,” Hadi says. Existing contraptions sell for anywhere from $600,000 to $1.5 million. If the project is successful—and it’s hit all its milestones so far—every major observatory in the world will want one of these machines. There might also be applications maintaining military hardware.

On top of Empire’s overall shift to precision manufacturing, Mark Senn, western vice-president for Export Development Canada, identifies two smaller things the company has done right in cracking global markets. First, it chose its niches. “When you’re the size of most Canadian companies, you really have to be focused,” he says. Senn points to the example of another B.C. company, MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, which built a commanding presence in the small market for satellite ground stations before expanding into satellite hardware and software. There are only so many customers for such things, but if you can establish a reputation as a reliable supplier, you can bank on that for years.

Second, Senn applauds Empire’s decision to establish a joint venture in China rather than just a supplier relationship. “Most of the business Empire is going to do is lumpy and contractual in nature,” he notes. So when the order for, say, a big coaster comes in, the company has to know it can get track made in volume and on time. “The strategy of having a deeper business relationship adds certainty,” he says.

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By shifting the repetitive, labour-intensive welding and fabrication work offshore, Empire is doing more than simply keeping its costs down, says Zhou. “We also manage to elevate the skill set of our Canadian employees, which has turned out to be a very successful configuration.”

Nelson is the first to admit he’s no Steve Jobs. He did not have a vision of this future. But he did have the situational awareness to see which way the economic winds were blowing and to what his own employees and cash flow statements were telling him. What’s more, on the basis of that information, Nelson had the intestinal fortitude to ditch his old, ultimately doomed business strategy and adopt a new, unfamiliar one.

As Nelson sees it, he had no choice. Canadian manufacturers will continue to struggle if they try to serve the small domestic market or rely on a low dollar to stoke exports. What Canada has to offer the world is its engineering and research smarts. Those qualities may not be obvious from looking at the assorted roller-coaster pieces on view today in Port Coquitlam, but they will be once they begin thrilling parkgoers in China and the Middle East with their death-defying twists and 3D projections of approaching monsters—all made possible by a little Canadian know-how.

Canada’s trade deficit has been a cause for hand-wringing since the collapse of oil prices a year ago. But some experts argue that the export numbers don’t tell the whole story. Empire Industries’ move into China, in which it partnered with a Chinese firm to manufacture parts of its amusement park rides, is an example of what Daniel Koldyk, a senior researcher with Export Development Canada, calls “integrative trade.” In a recent paper, titled “Chasing the Chain,” Koldyk and his colleagues argue that headline trade figures are premised on an obsolete model of trade—that is, companies create products using entirely domestic inputs and then export them. But as trade barriers have diminished and global supply chains evolved, a car rolling off an assembly line in Canada and shipped to a U.S. customer may, in its constituent parts, have already crossed the border several times. What matters more than direct trade figures is the value added in each cross-border transaction. That’s harder to get a handle on.

Today, says Koldyk, the go-to strategy for Canadian manufacturers is to create, acquire or joint-venture on foreign operations. Indeed, sales by foreign affiliates of Canadian companies now exceed the level of direct exports from Canada. Whereas Canadian exports to the U.S. have grown 18% in the past decade, sales by foreign affiliates have grown 187%. Within those foreign affiliate relationships lies a revenue stream that doesn’t show up in conventional trade figures. “When you look at value-added activity, we see we’re less dependent on the U.S. market than we previously thought. We see a lot more going to Asia and emerging markets,” Koldyk says. And while they may not create blue-collar jobs in Canada, those foreign affiliates are creating higher-value research, professional and management jobs here, not to mention repatriating taxable profits. “One of the misperceptions about foreign affiliate activity is that it’s a net loss to Canada,” Koldyk says. On the contrary: It enables Canadian firms to achieve the necessary scale to become globally competitive and to access emerging markets that will continue to grow faster than North America. “Twenty years ago it was about offshoring. Now it’s about tapping into South-South trade,” Koldyk says, meaning the burgeoning trade relationships between, for example, China and Brazil. “How do you tap these fast-growing trade networks? You get inside them.”


Canadian exporters are finally waking up to opportunity in Asia

Canada’s exporters may be figuring it out: the future is in Asia.

Policy makers have been trying to nudge Canadian executives to the Pacific for years. Mark Carney, the former Bank of Canada governor, used a speech in 2012 to counter the excuse that Canadian companies were uncompetitive; Carney presented evidence that showed exporters struggled after the crisis because they were overexposed to slow-growth markets such as the United States and Europe. (More than a dozen Asian countries grew at least 5% that year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The U.S. economy expanded 2.2% and that of Europe effectively stalled.) Former prime minister Stephen Harper signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement that would bind 12 Pacific Rim nations. The new government of Justin Trudeau hasn’t yet said whether it will stay in the TPP, but it would be a shock if it reneged. Asia is on the mind of Canada’s leader. The only two nations mentioned by name in Trudeau’s mandate letter to Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland are China and India. He referred to them twice. (Neither China nor India are members of the TPP.)

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A pivot to Asia may already be on. Merchandise exports to China continue to grow, and the world’s No. 2 economy now is firmly Canada’s second-largest trading partner after the United States. Shipments of goods to India surged to a record in the third quarter, according to data released by Statistics Canada last week. Asia’s third-biggest economy is on track to leap over France, Germany and the Netherlands to become Canada’s seventh-biggest market for merchandise exports. South Korea, with which Canada signed a free-trade agreement that went into effect in January, is on its way to securing its place as a more important economic partner than any of the big countries of continental Europe.

The U.S. still matters most to Canadian traders: Americans purchased 76% of the $134 billion worth of goods that Canadian companies sent abroad in the third quarter. The United Kingdom is the third-biggest destination of Canadian merchandise exports after China. Japan is No. 4 and Mexico is No. 5. The reshuffling occurs in the bottom half of the Top 10. When the books close on 2015, India and South Korea likely will have supplanted continental Europe on Canada’s export league table. Canada shipped goods worth $1.45 billion to India in the third quarter, a 78% increase from the previous quarter and almost double the year-earlier amount, as back-to-back droughts increased demand—and prices—for lentils and other pulses. Through the end of the third quarter, Canadian goods exports to India were valued at $3.16 billion, slightly less than the $3.19 billion of stuff sent to South Korea.

Is the shift permanent? Probably, if only due to gravitational pull of growing demand. But there still is reason to the ability of Canadian companies to take full advantage. As I’ve argued previously, Corporate Canada is notoriously timid. Glen Hodgson, a former Finance Canada official who now is chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada, calls Canada’s trade performance over the last decade “mediocre.” That’s problematic because the trade winds have changed since Carney’s speech more than three years ago. Hodgson calls it the “next trade era.”

The real money over the longer term still will be made in places where English isn’t the first language. But the emerging-market superstars of a few years ago—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa; the BRICS—no longer are growing in a straight line north. China is slowing as Beijing attempts to orchestrate a soft landing from years of unsustainably fast economic growth. Brazil and Russia are in recession; South Africa’s GDP will expand a mere 1.3% in 2016, according to the IMF. These three countries were hit hard by the collapse of commodity prices. India alone retains some shine. It now is the world’s fastest-growing major economy, advancing at an annual rate of about 7.5%.

The collapse of oil prices and other commodities hasn’t helped Canada, either. It has wiped out wealth that could otherwise be used to finance expansion and technological upgrades. The Canadian dollar has weakened to about 75 cents against the U.S. currency, making Canadian goods and services relatively cheaper on the world market, but boosting the cost of investing abroad. The U.S. economy won’t startle anyone with its vigour, but it does seem to found decent momentum. That’s good for Canada, at least in the short-term.

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This is a tricky environment. Hodgson and the Conference Board are in the midst of an assessment of whether Canadian companies are up to the challenge. “Our preliminary assessment is they are not,” Hodgson said in a commentary earlier this month. He laments the dismal amount of money Canadian executives spent on their companies in recent years. Now they either are struggling to keep up with orders or unable to approach new markets. “It is primarily the responsibility of businesses, not policy makers, to up their game through investment,” Hodgson said.


Installing wall mounted soap dispensers in public restrooms – When hygiene is the first priority

This should never come to you as a surprise that students, industrial employees and restaurant patrons all view their experience in a restroom as an overall  sign of the level of excellence of an institution, whether an office or a shopping mall or a business agency. As per survey conducted by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), it has been found out clean and tidy toilets, shiny floors, sparkling sinks, clean countertops and shining mirrors give adults a different feeling of satisfaction and happiness.

Have you ever considered the feelings which you’ve felt once you entered a restroom where the floor is filled with used paper towels, the countertops are all spotted, toilets need a good round of cleaning, the sinks are grimy and the mirrors are dirty as ever? According the SCA Tissue North America’s survey, there is a considerable effect of the conditions of a restroom in shaping customer experience.

Installing soap dispensers in public restrooms – Choosing the best one

80% of the young adults and adults believe that the condition of a public restroom actually speaks a lot about the overall tidiness of the place, including the kitchen. 29% of people don’t return to a business or an office or a restaurant that has an unclean bathroom. Among all sorts of bathroom products, wall mounted soap dispensers for public places are one of the most important one. Here are some types and factors on which you should base your decision.

  • Capacity: Capacity is one of the main concerns before installing soap dispensers in public restrooms meant for business use. You should select the dispenser’s size according to the number of people who will use it in the place where it is being installed. The exact size will ensure the correct supply of liquid and best maintenance.
  • Variety: There is plethora of options when it comes to liquid dispensers and they vary according to colors, size, style and shapes. Dispensers are tailored to meet the decor of any office, business or home setting. They may be push pump, wall mounted that limits the amount of soap available.
  • Convenience: Cleaning and refilling are easy and quick with regards to liquid soap dispensers and they not only diminish chances of wastage but also reduce mess which is idea for business use. When installed at home, they reduce the chances of spreading infections and illnesses among family members.
  • Costs: You nowadays get liquid dispensers online and also at physical stores at discounted prices or wholesale rates. Hence you can make a comprehensive market survey and then compare costs before buying.
  • Eco-friendly: As everyone is joining the green revolution, you should also prefer materials which are eco-friendly. The most popular materials are aluminium, glass, bamboo, paper, wood etc. They are all bio-degradable, recyclable and non-polluting materials.

Therefore, if you’re eager to maintain a good reputation of your business place or office, you have to take care of your restroom. Install some of the best hygiene products so as to ensure best relationship with customers.

What the Proper Defence Lawyer Can Do for You

Everyone has his or her own problems in life and sometimes that includes getting in trouble with the law or being falsely accused of something. In order to fight back against this, you need a proper criminal justice lawyer to represent you in the court of law. Whether it’s something small like a misdemeanour or a charge as intense as a felony, a good criminal defence lawyer can arrange for a lesser charge or have the charges completely dropped.

What to Expect from Your Criminal Defence Lawyer

Criminal defence lawyers are specifically employed to help us understand the charges we face and help present our side in a better light in hopes of reducing the sentence or charge as much as possible. There are a few things to expect from criminal lawyers in Melbourne including cross-examining any witness involved in the court case, negotiating a charge, and more. Even if you’re guilty, they will try to present your side as best as possible to make you look better.

These lawyers wear many hats and have quite a few jobs besides defending your actions. When they take on your case they may make a deal with the prosecution and the judge, which is known as a “plea bargain”. We mentioned before that criminal defence lawyers can get the charges reduced and this is where that possibility comes into play. Charges can also be split up in a way that promises the court you’ll be rehabilitated and won’t be put back into the court system.

For example, if the charges brought upon you were drug-related, your criminal defence lawyer could bargain with the judge into reducing your sentence by half if you promise to go into rehabilitation for the remaining months. Many people who end up in court are often embarrassed about it, no matter how they ended up there, and lawyers can provide a bit of emotional relief in this time of need.

Lawyers can also help you understand legal terms that you may not understand and how your case could play out for you. It is the job of a defence lawyer to seek out regulations you would probably never have found on your own and use these loopholes to get you a better sentence or a lessened charge. They are able to help you navigate through the court system and give you the best outcome possible, no matter the situation.

Choose a Lawyer Over a Book

Representing yourself doesn’t look great in the court of law and you probably won’t be able to negotiate a lesser charge or sentence when you have your own back. Reading a few criminal justice novels won’t put you into the true mindset of a criminal defence lawyer and it won’t help you find loopholes and regulations that you can use in your favour. Hiring someone who knows exactly what he or she is doing will benefit you more than trying to do it all yourself. You’ll also have a less stressful time doing so.


Advantages of Tool Renting Companies

As the market becomes more competitive businesses need to have clear objectives. Taking advantage of a tool renting company can help meet operational, business and financial objectives. To fully appreciate the advantages of renting, you need to look at the following reasons as to why smart businesses rent equipment instead of buying and owning them.

Variety of Equipment

When you buy equipment the depth of your pocket often limits you. This means that if you have to buy all the equipment you need, you’ll need a significant capital outlay. Renting prevents this problem. You can choose from a wide range of tools that will help you meet your business objectives.


Some tools will be needed by your business only for a season. This is usually dictated by customer demands that may fluctuate with time. For example, the ice cream section of your business may not have a lot of customers during the cold season. The refrigeration equipment that was meant specifically for this purpose will not be used to its full capacity.

This means that if you bought the equipment it will remain underutilized during this period. With a renting company, you can lease for a limited period of time, then get rid of the equipment or reduce its size. You can lease the equipment again when the peak season is approaching.

Access to Financial Lending

Most people who buy equipment will use the limited financial lending options on the tools. This takes time and the money simply goes to the equipment. Any money left over is channeled to maintaining and repairing the equipment from time to time. This can be bad for small start ups that need constant cash flow.

The smart businesses that choose to lease do not have to face this limitation. Additionally, they can access even more money from lenders. This is because they have a lower asset to liability portion. Therefore financial institutions are more likely to lend money to them.


If you choose to lease, you are freed from maintenance issues. You do not have to call technicians every now and then. You don’t have to deal with unscrupulous or inefficient technicians who will end up impacting on the operations of your business.

A professional leasing company often provides maintenance services. They will send their technicians who they have already established that they are efficient in getting the job done. Sometimes this is done at minimal or no fee on your part. This is another way your business can cut down on expenses.


Every time an equipment breaks down, the operations of your business will be affected. You will be forced to turn valuable customers away until you can have it repaired. It is even worse when you don’t know where to get the right expert who can fix it.

Leasing companies can fix these problems in no time. It reduces the impact that it has on the operations of your business. If the problem cannot be fixed on time, you can always get the tool renting company to switch with one that works.

Determine True Cost

If you buy a tool, can you determine the real cost incurred on your business. This goes beyond its purchase price. It includes maintenance and repair costs. Businesses that lease equipment can determine exactly what the true cost of leasing that equipment is.

Storage Space

You do not need to spend more on storage space when your equipment is not in use. This is important since storage space can be expensive especially in urban areas where land rates are high. In short, leasing equipment, cut costs and eliminates the headache that comes with owning it.

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Learn how to re-make your nonprofit into a proficient fundraising machine

Money is as important to nonprofits as it is to for-profit businesses. No amount of compassion and commitment can change the fact that an organization without sufficient operating capital cannot run. non profit fundraising is an essential activity for anyone involved in the field. Such operations must be carried out constantly and in a way that is effective. As the leader of a nonprofit, you must make the most of your donor base. Getting money from these groups and individuals is the only way you can pursue the cause you’ve dedicated your life to.

Managing your donor base is now a great deal simpler. Using a donor management system is the best way to gather and analyze various bits of data and information about the persons who contribute to your nonprofit. The future of sound nonprofit management lies in the ability to discern trends and patterns of behavior in donor giving. A donor management system gives you a unique ability to do this. It ensure your ability to monitor when, what, and how your donors give, which can be a crucial insight on the occasions you need to communicate with them.

As a twenty-first century social entrepreneur, you should not be left behind. You should be in a position to use the same technologies that other executives employ to run their organizations. This is the only way you can be effective in keeping your nonprofit ahead in fundraising.

Donor management systems are easy to use. They offer managers and leaders of nonprofits a robust ability to grasp the scope and properly manage the scale of fundraising campaigns. Rather than depend on luck and hope for generosity you can direct your fundraising efforts according to hard data. Donor management systems allow you to be more strategic in your approach to this activity.

However, it is important to remember that not all the sites offering donor management systems are the same. You should only work with those that have established a sound reputation for delivering excellent platforms and first-rate customer service.

If you have been looking for ways to enhance and improve your non profit fundraising program, then using a donor management system may be the perfect solution. You work hard to deliver results. You should leave no tool that can help you in this endeavor unused. Nonprofits must be as open and amenable to new technologies as any other kind of organization. It is the only way to avoid being left behind in the ever faster pace of the modern world.

Understanding your donors is the key to keeping your charity running—and running well. A donor management system will make this process much more efficient. And the system is designed in a way that will allow your entire team to take advantage of the technology. That means the proper analysis and decision-making can go even when you are not around.

Make your nonprofit more proficient and effective as a money-raising machine. Discover the many benefits and advantages of using a donor management system today.

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One Single Roof Bitumen Product

For many reasons, industry that is related with bitumen is industry of our now modern world. Bitumen emulsifying plant is one to be counted. Our world would not be as it is now without bitumen. Bitumen is a component of asphalt, often known as the asphalt itself for many of the society. Becoming asphalt essentials, bitumen is what connects place to place, city to city, state to state to even this whole world together since whenever it comes to asphalt it must use bitumen no matter where it is. It is not something would be over saying then to say that bitumen is the backbone of this world, or at the very least, the modern world we know now.

Since it is what it is, could be anything said but must be the value ones, bitumen is as well a crucial commodity and an object for more discoveries and innovation. We might not know in what other kind of form we can use bitumen within two, five or ten years later, but one thing is sure that we do not want to lose this material. In one or many ways, this one should stay, and if for one or more reasons it can’t, we at least have been preparing for that to our best. The emulsifying plant is a place where it is prepared; where bitumen and more is made. This is the place where the backbone comes from, and the rest is taken care of. Many components of bitumen work need supporting stuffs, for example like bitumen storage tank. Well, it seems use a very common name indeed; storage and tank. But this storage tank contains bitumen thus it should be made really well. Technical aspect along with its precision of it will affect the emulsified bitumen inside, and further whether its appliance will be made easy or not.

To the very best of it, a product that is related one to another comes from one place. Bitumen with its storage tank is a complementary that will make every process related compatible as it is needed. Getting the source from one source is what making every project both efficient and effective. Of course, it is also not less important to make sure that the sources are the finest one. They do that in, where finest bitumen is resulted and its supporting stuffs needed is made available. Considering the global use of bitumen, a single finest standard is necessary to make this core that unites globe together provided in its best version. It comes for sure from the use of high technology and innovation, with years of researches before. One place that has it all is enough to do that and committed to serve the globe as bitumen is universal. A product for mankind, supporting stuffs that are essential in the process and commitment to always stay with the highest standard are what make all of us sure that we would still have and thank bitumen for many generations to come.

Freelance Content writing in India: A reliable portal for all

Freelance Content writing in India is a professional writing a writer can opt for without getting committed to any particular organisation. A freelance content writer is free to work for more than one organisation at a time so that he/she need not be a permanent employee to any of them. The type of writing can be chosen by the content writer. It can be a creative writing, an article for a ezine or a technical writing, a freelance content writer can make a choice according to his expertise. This is only a short term commitment and can get a variety of topics to take up. But at the same time to find an assignment each time for a freelance writer is difficult. At this stage any freelance content writer goes unnoticed by the content seekers though the writer is an expert and can lose opportunities which could have come his way or otherwise. Also the writer must find a genuine clientwho can do the payment on time.


The above applies to clients also who seek for a good content provider. The clients do not want to employ a permanent writer due to many reasons. The client may be having a small business wherein there is no need for permanent employee for this purpose or the assignments may not be at regular intervals to appoint a permanent employee. In this situation the client will look for outsourcing a freelance content writer who will complete the assignment in the specified time with a reasonable payment. Even for the client it will not be an easy task to find a good freelance content writer to whom the assignment can be handed over.

Both the clients and the freelance writers in India need a trusted platform to meet their needs. With all these in mind a portal named was launched in 2015 which helps in bringing both the clients and the freelance content writers together. Firstly, the client and the content writers must get registered to this portal. Registration is free of cost and is simple and easy. The clients will upload their requirements on Client will post the assignment with all the details and the end date of delivery. After this the freelance content writers will start the bidding process. Once the client is confident of the expertise of the content writer the client will freeze the assignment and the bidding process stops. The project is assigned to the freelance content writer of the client’s choice. After the assignment is completed by the content writer the payment process will be initiated only after the client is satisfied with thework of the writer. This uniqueness has led Contentmart to gain the trust of both the parties, be it a client or a writer.

Will a Business Degree Give Me More Options?

You may not believe this but obtaining a business degree will open more doors than you can imagine. There are many different industries and companies that will hire a person with a business degree much easier than any other degree you can achieve.

Business degrees come in all kinds of shapes and different courses including finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and management among others. Business courses according to the university you attend will give you the opportunity to work in the accounting department of a large corporation, manage a sports team, or even become an office manager. You can even attend these types of colleges online so you can decide when you want to attend school, this is wonderful for those that already have jobs and families but wish to increase their success as well as their income. A few of the universities you can attend online include Villanova University, Adelphi University, and Marylhurst University.

You may even wish to receive a degree that specializes in certain factors of business such as marketing or economics. This will also give you more opportunities in the job market and of course wage increases.

If you love the idea of big business or even just your own self-employed business, a business degree can get to go a long way. Even self-employed individuals will learn the information they need just in case they wish to grow their company and hire employees. A business degree will give you a higher status in the community and the job market along with a higher salary. In the US, business careers can be found in almost every industry and business across the nation as well as internally.

Every business needs managers, well-educated leaders, advisors in financial situations, and of course marketers that can get their brand out on and offline. The list of industries that use such individuals with business degrees include careers in consultancy, financial sectors, marketing, human resources, and banking, among several others. What this means is that with a business degree, you can just about choose any business that you love and you will be able to find a position that suits your desires for a career.

You can begin with just small business courses but go forward with your career and obtain even higher education such as Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, and even Masters in Sports Management. A business degree is just the beginning but will certainly give you more options than an art degree or another degree that is not in high demand. As our world grows, so does the world of business, so a business degree is the perfect way to ensure you are among the employees that these businesses and corporations need to keep their business successful. If you are having difficulty deciding on which type of degree you should consider, it would be a good idea to talk with a career counselor, but with a business degree, you will have more options than you can imagine.

High Quality Dentist in Wollongong

I need to go see a dentist to fix some problems that another dentist caused when trying to do some work on my mouth, and I am not happy about this whole situation. I am not going to live my life with a messed up smile because of some incompetent dentist thogh and so I want to find a dentist in Wollongong that has a reputation for doing really good work. I am not sure how easy it will be to find a dentist that can handle my problems and make sure that everything looks as close to being back to normal as possible. I really do not think that the last dentist should continue practicing their profession, and maybe a career change is their best option, because they definitely did not do a good job on my mouth.

I am not sure the best route for fixing my teeth and making them look alright again. Continue reading →

How to Get the Best Hotel for Your Time in Bali

Do you plan for having the great trip with your family? Do you love your family so much? Why do you love your family? Well, as we know that family are those people who have the close relation with us and they will be always be with us no matter what kind of condition it is. We should be able to give the support and close relation with our family members. We will feel so close and we will have the good motivation in our life if we close to our family. Then, for creating the close relation with our family, we need to prepare for the best holiday ever. Now, let’s prepare for our holiday!

Have you prepared for the best holiday with your family? Have you prepared where you want to go for your next holiday? Well, there are many interesting places that you can visit and you need to set the destination first. If you are looking for the famous place in our country, maybe you can choose Bali. Do you think that Bali is the best place for your holiday? If yes, you need to find out the best hotel ever. You can get the 5 stars hotel in Bali for you and your beloved family. Do you want to spend your nights in this kind of hotel?

For having the good deal of your next holiday in 5 stars hotel, it is better for you to choose the hotel from online booking. Somehow, if we can choose the hotel from online booking, we will really know how the quality of the hotel and also we can compare the rate from one hotel to another hotel. You can choose it easily from Mister Aladin. Have you heard about this site before? Well, you need to click the site to get the best deal of the hotel that you are looking for. Getting the best deal of the hotel especially for 5 stars hotel will be so this easy through online booking. Mister Aladin will offer and give you with the best deal compared to other similar site. Besides, you will be able to find out all of the hotel lists in Mister Aladin. Mister Aladin gives you with all of the easiness for the preparation of your holiday. So far, what are you waiting for any longer time? Get the easiness of your holiday preparation from Mister Aladin!a

Meet Your Best Choice Portfolio Manager in Chicago

Headquartered in 401, N- Michigan Avenue, Chicago Illinois Whitman Asset Management is a limited liability company that offers specialist wealth management services to potential investors ranging from corporate business houses to individuals. Incepted and led by the high profile money management personality Chuck F. Whitman, the Chicago enterprise has proved its high competence in asset management deals all across the US.  Equipped with extremely knowledgeable advisors, veteran analysts, market researchers and above all, the leadership of Mr. Whitman, WAM guides its clients about diversified methods and industries to get maximum outcome from their investments. Unlike the typically operating capital management companies, WAM supports its customer to avail the best benefits of global standard macro tactical wealth management solutions.

With his long exposure in the industry Chuck F. Whitman is the pioneering entrepreneur and portfolio management persona who has established, if properly instituted how tactical methodologies and research based investment plans helps investors earn more with minimal risk. As per Mr. Whitman that tactical methods benefits investors to maximize profits while they undertake limited risks or face limited losses. Since the entire investment plan is designed on short to midterm basis, once the market undergoes irregularities or unpredicted issues, the wealth allocation can be altered. Nonetheless, only an efficient portfolio manager or asset management company can operate effectively on tactical investment planning.

After completion of his graduation degree with major in Finance Chuck F. Whitman embarked on his professional life. From his college days, he was keen to make his career as a successful money management personality. In 2001, He joined Blink Trading LLC, which was later bought by GETCO. Subsequently, he became associated with Infinium Capital Management LLC. In fact, this was a joint venture which he initiated in partnership. Chuck invested almost a decade from 2002 to 2013 in organizing and developing his dream venture INFINIUM Capital. With his tireless endeavor, in-depth knowledge in asset management and best rated client support he made Infinium amongst the top leading Capital Management Enterprises in Chicago. He hoisted the 7 man enterprise to above 250 manpower group while the group’s revenue income reached the record of $250 million.

Needless to say, his immense success in the most unpredictable and demanding industry made Chuck F.Whitman a highly distinguished professional in portfolio management.  Chuck is now operating as the Chief Advisor and CEO at Whitman Asset Management. Offering investors great investment options, satisfactory returns and ‘no-risk’ is the main business motto of WAM. Since inception, he has equipped his company with expert market reviewers, analysts and works in combination with them to offers newest methodology based investment solutions.

Being the Chief Portfolio Manager of WAM, Mr. Whitman has an intense eye to explore and expand the correct areas and ways of investment that ultimately makes his investors happy. Finding money making investment solutions, assessment of an individual’s risk tolerance capacity and suggesting them with short, mid to long term based investment plans are the key responsibilities of Mr. Whitman. Whitman completed his schooling from the famous Cypress Lake High School located in Fort Myers, Florida.

What is an affiliate program is and how it works

Forex affiliate programs are affiliate program and referrals. It is one of the most popular ways of earning online, information cooperation between the organization promoting the Internet any goods or services, and you advertise broker a company and attract clients to it. Company pays you for it. Moreover, you can terminate the relationship withbroker at any time, if you can not make money on a particular affiliate program.

In general, the tools for promotion of goods and services on the Internet a lot, they all have parameters such as efficiency and cost.

Earnings on the principle of partnership programs.

People are making money on the promotion of all this: advancing pay them a percentage of sales.

But how to promote know exactly who sent it to the client? It’s simple: in automatic mode, by means of special software running on the site, or advancing on a single resource that provides such a service. There is an affiliate account statistics: the number of clicks on referral links specific partner, the volume of its sales, the debt owed to them, etc.

Make money from forex tradingusing the main types of affiliate programs on the Internet:

  • Earn money with pay per click (pay-per-click, PPC or cost-per-click, CPC): You pay for a potential client go to website; move the client from the category of potential into real (replenish the trading account) or just leave the life. You do not care.
  • Earnings CPM (pay-per-impression, PPI): you get money only for what your site visitors see the advertising, even if not click on it.
  • Earn money with pay-per-action (cost-per-action, CPA, or pay per action, PPA or pay-per-lead, PPL): here you pay for the perfect site visitor action: it is registered, download the file, fills in the questionnaire, participate in survey, etc.
  • Earn money with pay-per-sale (pay-per-sale, PPS, or cost-per-sale, CPS): you get a certain percentage of the profits from the sale of the advancing product or service to the visitor attraction you.

Select the type of affiliate program depends on your preferences and on the types of affiliate programs that have a broker.

Partner remuneration for program participants

The most interesting thing in affiliate programs – a reward or referral bonus payments. Optionally, the referrer, they can be charged to a bank card, etc. Dimensions of payments depend on your activity, the quality of your work, the number of clients you attracted, and therefore sales.

The different affiliate programs – different schemes of payments: credit cards, e-wallets, checks, money orders, cash, etc. Frequency of calculation of remuneration also depends on the conditions of the broker affiliate program.


Exhibitions Stands – A Way for Quality Face to Face Marketing in Dubai

Dubai has quickly grown to become one of the most influencing corporate hotspots on the face of our planet. This is due to a variety of good reasons but probably the most important one of them is that it’s become a synonym of vast expansion, technological development, architectural landmarks and many more. Over the course of 20 years, Dubai has managed to become one of the most modern and well developed cities in the present from nothing but tents and desert in the past. This is why it’s also home to a variety of different multinational conventions, fairs and events which bring together businesses, entrepreneurs and influencing people from every end of the Earth.

Multinational conventions can be a place to exhibit your business and to attract new customers or investors, depending on your goals. However, these events are held in enormous buildings and you are presented with a small area to market your entire enterprise. This is why the designing stands for exhibitions in Dubai  is the most important thing when it comes to marketing at a fair or a convention.

Your exhibition stand is going to be the face of your entire enterprise, the single, most important thing that’s going to formulate the first impression and imprint your company in the mind of your potential customers on investors. This is why you should invest into it, making it rise to the highest standards. There are designing studios which specialize in this particular field of expertise. As in everything else, first impressions are crucial and you have to make sure that your exhibition stand is absolutely stunning.

However, keep in mind that there is a fine line between achieving the perfect design and vastly overstepping your limits. Make sure that your stand is impressive and not posh. It’s also important to understand that at conventions and fairs, your exhibition stand is going to be the physical embodiment and representation of your entire enterprise. You might have the best product to offer, but if you fail to market and present it properly, the endeavor is sure to crumble.


What Are Short Term Loans?

Many people turn to loan companies and banks to solve their financial problems. People get loans for many different reasons. It can be to buy a house, a car, to pay your bills etc. Once a loan has been taken, it’s very hard to return it back because you have to pay the added interest on the loan amount. You have to go through a series of processes and frankly it is hectic. Debt is still there, the stress is there and the only thing that’s gone is your peace. There are many types of loans offered by organisations and institutes like banks and other money lenders. For example, student loan, business loan, mortgage loan, auto loan etc. One of the more common types of loan is the personal loan. Loans can be short term as well as long term loans. A personal loan is a loan that is available for all those citizens that are of legal age and are earning an income. Personal loans, for example, are of two types. One is called secured loans and the other is unsecured loans.

However, most people prefer ashort term loan because they are easy to get from the bank and are easy to pay off as well. Short term loans are scheduled to be repaid in less than a year. Short-term loans are the safest choice when you want to meet short-term financing needs. They can be a versatile financial tool when you in need of extra cash. If you need the extra investment in your business, you can get a short term loan to solve your problems. Get the best short term loansfrom this site. You should prefer getting a short-term loan because it is a great way to fund business expansion, refinance other short-term debts at more favourable terms, pay upcoming taxes, and add extra cash into business etc. These loans operate almost like the traditional term loans. You receive a set amount of cash that you agree to pay back, along with the interest, over a set period of time. In contrary to the long term loans, short term loans tend to be smaller, the repayment period drastically shorter, and you often pay the lender back on a monthly basis.

If you are looking for a loan that can help you in expanding your small business venture or pay for your car instalment, then this is the loan for you. With these short term loans, you mostly have to pay a certain amount back to the lender on a day to day basis. This is why your debt can be cleared in a very short time. The interest rate you’ll pay and the amount you can borrow depends on your business revenues, your business history, and your credit rating.Of course, there are always loan companies that can offer you a loan if you have bad credit history as well. With short term loans you may have to pledge away any of your assets to the money lenders, but not always.

The top 3 myths on infrastructure debt

infrastructuredebtfund (1)There are various opportunities for infrastructure funding. However, some aspects of the asset section remain understood poorly. The financial crises globally have changed the fundamental way in which infrastructure projects were funded. Governments have spent less and new regulatory restrictions have limited bank lending. This hence has created ample number of opportunities for institutional investors to fill in the funding gap by extending private loans directly to infrastructure borrowers.

Investors however, still carry many misconceptions regarding the characteristics of infrastructure lending market. Here we bust the three common myths.

It is untested asset class and chasing higher yields bring high rewards

Investors’ interest is intense in infrastructure debt and appears to be new, but there has been private participation in the asset class for quite some time now. This is capable of inspiring confidence among investors who consider making a move into the infrastructure debt. Even the cursory look at infrastructure debt show wide range of underlying activity and a broad risk spectrum. Higher yields do come with higher risks and hence takes effective research to sort diverse asset class that encompasses prisons, airports and hospitals.

Principal economic infrastructure assets share various key attributes. They are long life physical assets and support economic growth by delivering essential services and facilities that are rather difficult to replace. High barriers generally provide asset providers monopolies. Assets as a result offer secure long term revenue regulated by concession agreements that are long term. Investing in asset that lacks core infrastructure features may bring increased yield into range. However, investors may fail to secure predictable cash flows that attract them to asset class.


Infrastructure debt investments tie money for a long period

Misconceptions regarding infrastructure debt time horizons date back to days when bank led project finance had an upper hand over infra-structure lending. Investing was a long term proposition wherein assets were being valued based on a 30 year plus cash flow model. Things however are different today. Extending originated private loans imply long term frames. But, lending to existing ‘brownfield’ assets that call to be improved, expanded or repaired demand less patience. The assets are running and already producing revenues so that they can deliver cash yields immediately.

Infrastructure debt don’t hold up when interest rates move high

Infrastructure debt has always attracted more attention in the ‘lower for longer’ interest rate backdrop that prevailed ever since the global financial crisis. Loans offer striking yield pickup over ultra-low government bond yields. Predictable, stable nature of infrastructure debt cash flow provides welcome diversification from vitality of high yielding corporate bond.  This however does not suggest that infrastructure debt will not hold up as interest rate cycle turns upward and inflation pressure resurfaces. As infrastructure loans can be floating rate, they offer good hedge against rising interest rate and high inflation.


These are some common myths on infrastructure debt. However, when private capital start assuming great roles in infrastructural debt asset, the turnover of assets look set to increase and this broadens investable universe further.

Copywriting made easy

Copywriting is a skilled job. It is not that easy to get hold of the right copywriter who has to have the right combination of knowledge, flair of writing and imagination – a writing style that has the capacity to convince your potential customers.

Are you tired of searching for copywriters online and a negotiating price? Or have you finally found a copywriter independently on the Internet, fixed a price, only to find that he/she does not complete the work on time.


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Why use Contentmart to find your copywriter?

Our interface is easy to use, allowing you to create and manage profiles easily. If you are a client looking for copywriters, Contentmart can easily provide you with the right candidate. Registration at Contentmart is free and the working mechanism is simple.

Hire an expert copywriter

Posting your copywriting project requires adding some of the details of project to it – product description, price offered, number of words, expertise required and deadline. Once you post your requirement, you can have access to thousands of quality copywriters.

Once the copywriting project is published, it gets visible to our panel of expert freelance writers. You will start getting the bids from the freelance writers who are interested in the task. As a client you get to review the profiles of the writers, their qualifications, knowledge and skills, and work history.

It is a well known fact that Google will penalize your site if you have duplicate content. By using copywriters from Contentmart, you are ensured to get quality content as the portal has a strict screening process and for a writer to qualify as a verified writer he/she should pass a few tests that are prepared by language experts at Contentmart. We assess skills like creativity, spelling and grammar, and ability to follow directions. Our pool of writers is a great source for getting unique articles written in a timely and professional manner. The needs of the clients are pretty diverse and Contentmart ensures any content exceeds our expectations.


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5 Ways to Cut Bar Expenses

In the liquor industry, your overhead costs make up the majority of your liabilities. Everything you stock on your shelves is money that is tied up until it sells, and even the shelves themselves and the building they sit in are expenses you need to pay attention to. Unfortunately, these things are all the cost of doing business, so there is only so much you can do to reduce or eliminate these burdens. The good news is that there are a few tricks of the trade that will help your keep your costs as low as possible while ensuring you have everything you need to make big profits. Here are 5 ways to cut bar expenses to help you improve your bottom line.

Renegotiate Your Lease or Rental Terms

Whether it’s a result of the recent recession or your neighborhood is changing in size or demographics, a noticeable decline in business isn’t usually confined to one specific industry. Typically, if one local business is feeling the pinch, all of the other local businesses are experiencing something similar. The good news is that you can take advantage of that situation and get someone to help share the burden by renegotiating your lease or rental terms on your building. Simply approach the property owner with a proposition to see if you can get a lower monthly rate rather than having to board up the windows. Chances are they’d rather you pay a little less than vacate for good, or at least they may extend your lease at the current rate so you can save money on the backend.

What Your Staff Perks Closely

Though it is an industry standard to give your staff certain perks such as a discounted meal each day they work, you need to make sure this policy isn’t being exploited. The idea is to have your employees pay just slightly over cost so they get a good deal while you still make a tiny bit of money. However, many employees abuse this privilege and either don’t pay for their meals or receive much larger portions than are appropriate. Though you must offer these perks to attract the best talent, enforcing your policies is vital to ensure it doesn’t cut into your profits.

Watch Your Inventory

One of the first things you should have done when you opened your bar is to put theft and shrinkage controls in place. If you haven’t done that yet, then chances are you’ve already lost a bunch of profit and need to get on your game. You need to keep tabs on everything from employee theft to product delivery shortages to stay profitable, as well as knowing what items may be trending and what items make you the most money. Without controls in place, you are flying blind and have no idea how profitable each drink you sell actually is.

Deal With Your Suppliers

If you’re looking to sell more of a specific product, your supplier will likely be on board to sell more too. The bar business has a “trickle up” effect, meaning the supplier hurts more than an individual bar if sales start to slow. Whether you are looking to make a deal with a liquor distributor or the company that supplies your bottle sparklers to increase your margins, there is almost always a way to make it happen. It may involve buying a slightly larger quantity of a given item, but that commitment should come with a much lower cost so you can market those items at a huge discount.

Order Wisely

Though a good price on a certain type of liquor if you order a huge quantity may seem like a good idea, you need to consider how quickly you can flip it and the amount of storage space it will take up. Most bars only have a certain amount of space available for back stock, so you need to make sure that you’re using it for your most popular items. The best method is to keep only the quantities on hand that you need for a specific type of liquor and order larger quantities of your most popular spirits to increase your margins. That way, you’re maximizing your margins while not overstocking your back room.

Reliable Site For Online Casino

Suddenly, you put your interest toward online casino. That said, choosing what online casino that meets your ideal, it is not that simple as it takes some investigative jobs, if you don’t expect to dig your own grave. Not to freak you out, in case this is your first time dealing with online casino, you should know, the comparison between good online casino and bad online casino, it is almost the same. So, be sure you prepare yourself. But you know what? There is good site for you like What you get there?

Search around online to look around what online casino that fits to you the most without any lead may be a bit hassle, but you won’t be feel that way, since there you will discover many online casinos to choose. Nevertheless, the site is not only a place where you can source particular online casino. As you want the best online casino to spend the money that you get with hard work, you need to know whether that online casinos is worth considering or not. The site provides you with both ratings and reviews, thence you no need to worry that you pick it wrong.

Different online casinos mean different terms and conditions for payout rates, bonuses, and some other things. Rating and reviews, however, it is not the sole thing that you can access there. In the case that you want some tips or so to improve your skill while playing, thus, you can widen your chance to win, rest assured as you will get what you need there. One more, though what you get through the site is very helpful, be sure that you know beforehand what kind of game that you want to play so then, you can narrow down the process of choosing your preference casino.

Custom Cut Glass Mirrors are Adjustable to Your Wall Sizes Easily!

Home decoration is always a matter of rejoice and at the same time very nerve jerking. Especially if you have to keep it within a budget frame, and select the best pieces of interior decoration for your house. Here a quality based survey proves good to know what is really in fashion and what kinds of things will really beautify your interiors. You will find the great interiors styles if you search some physical or online stores. Suppose you are not getting the right shaped or size of wall mirror then go for custom cut glass option!

You can create a new style statement with a reason t redefine how you are living. If you think there is a need to put wall mirror at the front side or the lounge then you must do it.  Suppose you don’t get the desired shape or the sizes on online portals are not according to your measurement then call for other actions. You can go for the custom cut glass mirrorthat is exactly of your expectations and ideal for place where it is going to be placed.

Every store with home accessories will claim that it carries the best designs and all sorts of sizes. But at times the corner where you want to fix a wall mirror does not fall with the style. It is here that you need to look for the custom cut glass wall mirror, and the one that falls in within your budget. It is really very bright thing to consider the best kinds o scopes and action that you will find with the selection of glass. custom cut mirrors You need to have a close inspection or the understanding of mirror polish and if it is going to stay there as shining for years or not.

When you are in need to look for the best kinds of things and that too in a best way then how to confirm it is an issue. If you want to look for the great kinds of things and that too in a real good manner then you can make a deal of discount and best action as well. You can find the greater reasons to look for the best sources of beautifying your houses, and in a greater way. It is just a way to find out how you can come to look for the great reasons of exploration, and the custom cut glass is an example.

You can find out the best things in a small platform and that too with a scope of action. Even you can make a clear deal to look for the best solutions, and how to come up with great plans out here. If you feel a need to stay all that great in need of a better interiors then custom cut glass mirrors are best example of the sort, and it works in a finest way of course.


The article gives you a reason to beautify you home interiors with custom cut glass mirrorsaccording to your desired shape, size and designs.