Posted 4/6/17 at 11:59 AM | David Fournier
For all those who do not really know what is to be done with the old text books, there is a fine solution for them. You must be having pile of them? Do you know that you can sell text book online? Yes it is so simple. Instead of dumping them in store room or stacking them on the shelves you can directly sell them online. The newest process of selling them of online is certainly a wise decision and you can even buy new books from the money that you get from the amount that you get selling the old books out.
How to go about it?
Apart from this if you are a writer and you want to sell those text books online then all you do is get them printed yourself if you do not want any publishers to get into it. Then find some sites who buy text materials. You have got to follow the same procedure. Make a list, jot down the barcodes and sent them to them, similarly they get an evaluation. If you agree go ahead and if not you can negotiate. Then it is all, you pack them, send it free of cost. After that all you get to do is for the payment. FULL POST
Posted 4/6/17 at 11:44 AM | David Fournier
Cash flow is, without a doubt, one of the most critical factors responsible for the survival and success of any business. Even companies with healthy margins and a good turnover can suddenly find themselves in a cash flow crisis, potentially crippling their business.
Roughly 90 percent of business failures can be attributed to cash flow-related issues. If you cannot pay suppliers or procure new stock, you will not be able to make sales to bring in more cash. If you fail to pay your staff on time, you are in for even bigger problems. It is that simple. You need cash to run your business.
This certainly should cause you to pay particular attention to the cash flow situation and especially your order-to-cash(OTC or O2C) process. It is vital that you have an efficient, streamlined order-to-cash process from start to finish. Delays or snags in the system could unnecessarily slow the process down, resulting in a decrease of your cash flow.
First, you need to take an objective, close look at the timeline, from processing to invoicing to the collection of payments. Surprising inefficiencies are often discovered when this is done. Some may have been happening for many years in some cases. Some are minor issues, others larger, but all will slow the process down and most can be resolved relatively easily. FULL POST
Posted 4/6/17 at 11:42 AM | David Fournier
For anybody thinking about market automation as an enabler for email marketing, a good starting point is to understand what it's all about. Traditional email marketing is about sending out marketing messages to a database of qualified contacts as part of a communication strategy. However, email marketing lacks the punch of personalization, which significantly reduces the effectiveness and conversion ratios of your campaigns.
This is where marketing automation comes in, and brings in intelligent automation of email messaging based on your business goals, the profile of the recipient and with an if-else type response mechanism that helps you sit back as your email marketing hits the auto pilot mode. The next big question - why make marketing automation a part of your email marketing function? Here are the top reasons.
Lead nurturing and marketing at a fraction of the cost
You can reduce your business' sales and marketing department's future employee requirement by adopting marketing automation. By setting up advanced lead nurturing and emailing campaigns over a few months, you can create a fully automated emailing system where hundreds of targeted emails are sent every day to qualified leads. Even with a single digit conversion ratio, you will get more leads, sales queries, subscriptions, and sales than what your best salesman can manage over a week. From a purely long term expense saving standpoint, marketing automation for email marketing is the way forward for staff intensive businesses. FULL POST
Posted 4/3/17 at 11:12 AM | David Fournier
We always talk about saving money but end up spending more! If you have made the resolution to take better control of your money in 2017 then here are 7 great ways to reduce your expenses:
1- Cut Down on Your Monthly Expenses
You can save a good amount of money on an yearly basis if you regularly cut down your monthly expenses.
2- Reduce Your Energy Costs
Consuming energy costs a lot of money especially in the summer months when the air conditions are running. In order to reduce the energy cost, try the following tips:
Replace old AC’s and other heavy appliances with 5 star rated ones. FULL POST
Posted 3/28/17 at 11:42 AM | David Fournier
A strong belief in God is comforting and protects us in times of distress and anxiety. The bible’s words back this up this fact. Surely there are blessings inherent to following the Lord, including protection from evil (Psalm 91:9-12, Psalm 121:5-8). But to use these words like a sword, and expect a calamity-free life, is to invite disaster. Jesus said we would have trouble in this world (John 16:33) and we need to prepare accordingly. After all, God gave us good sense and abilities to avoid potential trouble. So we need to take precautions in every area of our lives. Our business is one of these areas and here are things we need to do to our businesses to protect our workers, ourselves and our property.
Security lights are lights that are placed around your property and triggered by sound or movement. They are usually extraordinarily bright and will illuminate and entire areas of your property. The last thing a burglar wants is to be lit up in a pool of light as he approaches your business. Security lights with motion sensors are essential for any part of your property that might be accessible, but especially the front and back doors and parking lots. FULL POST
Posted 3/25/17 at 2:10 AM | David Fournier
Shopping and selling online is a fabulous thing. From the comfort of your home you can peruse thousands of digital vendors and purchase pretty much anything your heart desires with the click of a button. Vendors, too, are taking advantage of enterprise ecommerce platforms to reach a global market, even with a limited advertising budget.
But it hasn’t always been this way. Below is a brief overview of the history of ecommerce, developing trends in the industry and what we can reasonably expect from the future.
A Click Back in Time
The specific origins of ecommerce are a little bit murky, especially since the term “ecommerce” wasn’t used coined until 1994 in Frontiers of Electronic Commerce. However, the “seminal act of ecommerce” according to journalist and author John Markoff was the digital sale of marijuana betweenstudents at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technologyover the military created ARPAnet in 1971.
It was during the 1970s and ‘80s that the first building blocks of ecommerce began to emerge including electronic funds transfers (EFT) and electronic data interchange (EDI). But it wasn’t until 1979 that English innovatorMichael Aldrich invented and demonstrated online shopping by connecting a modified TV set, a real-time transaction-processing computer and domestic phone line to order groceries to a disabled woman’s home. What’s even more astonishing is that the invention made no use of a personal computer (it was operated by TV remote) and connected via telephone number (no website or URL). FULL POST
Posted 3/24/17 at 12:37 PM | David Fournier
In Christianity, being rich isn’t necessarily a bad thing—but it certainly can lead to some bad things, including greed, cruelty, and disregard for others.In Matthew 6:24, Christ states, "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
In a capitalistic society where money is equated with status, and there are ample opportunities to earn that money, this presents something of a conflict of interest. It’s natural to seek profitability and wealth, but we must do so in a way that harmonizes with our core ideals.
The Plight of the Landlord
Homeownership is at its lowest point in over 50 years,according to Green Residential. Millennials aren’t buying homes as often or as readily as previous generations, in part because they’re dubious of the housing market, and in part because they just don’t have the buying power.
Landlords represent a massive inequality between two people; the key defining trait of the landlord is being able to afford a down payment on a home, while a renter cannot. In many cases, the landlord then strives to charge the renter more than his/her average mortgage payment, a situation that could easily lend itself to exploitation. FULL POST
Posted 3/20/17 at 1:25 PM | David Fournier
There’s no better way to see the country’s most beautiful sights than by piling into the car for a road trip. The sad thing, though, is that few keep road safety in mind, and often disregard simple precautionary measures before they leave. In this article, we’re going to cover five simple ways to improve safety on your next road trip.
To set out on a lengthy road trip in an uninspected car is to court disaster. It might break down in the middle of nowhere or worse, in a dangerous neighborhood. Thus, always take your car to a qualified mechanic for a tune up before hitting the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has some tips on what you need to have checked out. They include: seat belts, air conditioning system, and battery. It also recommends you check and top up all fluids, if necessary. If you plan on towing a trailer or driving in hot climates, top up with high viscosity motor oil.
Anything that gets your mind off the road should be avoided at all costs. It could be something as simple as wondering whether you activated your SimpliSafe alarm system before leaving the house. In most cases, though, it is texting, looking at a map for directions, or turning to control noisy children in the back seat. Deal with these distractions by keeping the kids entertained with games or music, using a GPS with turn-by-turn directions, and not using your phone while driving. FULL POST
Posted 3/17/17 at 1:46 PM | David Fournier
A long trip pushes your car to the limit. So, it’s imperative your vehicle be in perfect condition before you head out. Remember, even the smallest problems can turn into a major disaster later if not taken care of. This checklist lists all the important points that you should cover before you hit the road.
Carry Your Car Owner’s Manual at All Times
Grab a copy of the vehicle owner’s manual from the local dealer and keep it in the glove box. Use the helpful instructions inside to handle common problems on the road, such as towing a trailer or changing a flat tire. Download an e-copy onto your laptop or smartphone if you cannot find a physical copy.
Check the Documents
Avoid being pulled up by the cops without any of your documents. Carry your driver’s license with you at all times. Make sure your car is insured. If not, compare car insurance to find the best deal. Getting your car insured before along trip is a good idea. And roadside assistance is a must-have for a solid car insurance policy, especially if you're frequent road travelers. FULL POST
Posted 3/17/17 at 1:43 PM | David Fournier
For generations, it has been a topic of conversation that faith and science, more specifically faith and psychiatry, are somehow mutually exclusive. While that may be the thinking of those faiths that oppose modern medicine in totality, the mainstream religions should be able to understand that science and faith are not diametrically opposed to each other. The benefits to be had from much of our latest technology and many medical innovations can help believers live a better quality of life to practice the faith they adhere to. Psychiatry is one area that seems to bear the brunt of controversy, probably because reason is involved. Here again, reason and faith can reside together in the human psyche if you understand the underlying principles of each.
Part of the problem seems to be that man likes to control his universe. We have put men on the moon, have developed technology that enables us to communicate (in real time) with anyone and everyone around the globe and have machines capable of learning so that they can teach themselves as new obstacles are encountered in what they have been programed to do. We can now cure many kinds of cancer, prevent diseases through vaccines but we cannot cure the common cold. In other words, science which is based on reason is not infallible. FULL POST