In the wake of recent technological advances in gas, water, and sewer line repair, cities around the world are starting to invest heavily in drain cleaning and replacement projects. Across the country, more than one-third of all water pipes are at least 40 years old, and almost 50 billion gallons of water are wasted every week. With more than 90% of water leaks invisible above ground, comprehensive water line rehabilitation efforts could amount to more than $300 billion in the next two decades.
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For business big and small, securing funding for any initiative can be a daunting process. Dealing with the conglomerate mega-players of the world can certainly present its own unique set of challenges, often leaving business owners feeling like there is no way to secure funding without accepting capital on very dangerous terms. For example, a business seeking a loan of $100,000 may not just be looking at the dollar amount, but also the rate at which the money needs to be paid back, and how much interest that will need to be paid back, among other things.
One organization might offer this business a loan that has to be paid back almost immediately, and with quite a lot of accrued interest. Others may provide funding on more relaxed terms, allowing a business to pay back its loan over a l Continue reading
It is universally acknowledged among office workers that when the printer is out of ink, productivity will slowly grind to a halt. We under-value office supplies until we run out. Have you ever been in an office when there is a sudden lack of writing utensils? The situation can quickly become chaotic, and it is a bit humorous when a group of adults can not keep track of a small piece of equipment such as a pen or a little ring binder. It is true that we expect everyday office supplies to just be there whenever we need them. But they are not created out of thin air; someone needs to be appointed to keep track of inventory so there is never an emergency.
What does an office need for daily operations?
The items an office uses each day depends on the type of work done. Strictly cl Continue reading
While new businesses are cropping up every day and budding entrepreneurs gearing for success, it often becomes difficult to remember that prohibitive costs of acquiring property and sustained environmental damage are important factors in the world of business that need careful consideration. If you are looking to build a home, purchase an office building for your business or simply set up a small store or sale counter, there are a number of concerns that you must face. Firstly, space is expensive, and so is construction. Budget constraints might mean that you might never get to live your dream. Also, with constant indicators of a decline in the environment, it is also the responsibility of people to ensure that they do their bit for nature and the generations to come. For these reasons, finding an alternativ Continue reading
As the world’s population grows and space becomes less available, cremation has become a more accepted practice when a loved one passes. It can be done with or without end-of-life services such as a memorial or even a funeral; it is far less expensive and that money saved can allow those close to the deceased to commemorate the person’s life with memorial necklaces for ashes; and it can done in a variety of ways that help family, friends and loved ones to mourn and celebrate the person’s passing and life.
The tradition of burial seems to be the main point mentioned when it comes to those who may hesitate to discuss or choose cremation, but that concern may be eased by knowing that traditional aspects of a funeral may still be performed. A viewing may be held prior to the cremation, and even a burial Continue reading
When this generation thinks of mailing lists they might picture of phone book or paperback filled with names, addresses and phone lists. In reality, a true mailing list is simply a collection of peoples information and it can be in physical form or digital. The phone book picture is not wrong, just outdated. More often than not when you’re talking about a mailing list, it is in the digital form and it is put together by an actual organization or a corporation or company that sends advertising material to the recipients. If you are on a company’s mailing list then you probably receive regular correspondence from them.
If you are the company, then you need to make a mailing list of people who are interested i Continue reading
The common refrain in real estate is “location, location, location,” but any business owner knows that there’s more involved in choosing the right office or commercial space for rent than a zip code. The US has 28 million small businesses; in order to compete, you need to think strategically.
Whether you’re increasing the professional office space of an established business, seeking commercial space for rent for retail, or upgrading your work place from your kitchen counter to a coworking office space, there’s a lot to consider before you sign a lease. Here are few key factors to keep in mind as you begin your search:
- The cost, because of course, the budget is a f Continue reading
Sewer pipes break, that is simply the way of the world. Unfortunately, these malfunctions are not scheduled in advance, so if a sewer line breaks at your house, it will most likely occur at an inopportune time. Luckily. technology has progressed to the point that, in most circumstances, trenchless repair with epoxy pipe lining is possible. Although this technique is about 20 years old, many display an understandable hesitancy about a process they do not know much about. Trenchless pipe repair is actually a relatively simple process so long as the contractor has the right equ Continue reading
As more and more businesses and organizations move their administrative tasks online, electronic invoice presentment offers many advantages over more traditional forms of paper billing. Further, outsourced billing companies provide complete online billing and payment services with guaranteed accuracy and security. Professional electronic invoicing services allow your organization to streamline billing and customer service functions without having to add new staff or even a whole new department.
What is electronic billing?
Electronic invoices are partly like online bill payments, but different because the whole process of invoicing and payment ta Continue reading
How do you get rid of the mountains of office paperwork you don’t need but can’t just throw away? It would take hours to go through it all and make sure there’s no sensitive information being tossed in the trash for your competition to find. And who has the time to run it all through a shredder?
Document shredding companies were developed to provide on-site records destruction for customers with a large volume of potentially sensitive paperwork. Now, many of them offer a variety of other services as well.
In the United States, about 95% of all business information exists on paper. That presents a huge risk in terms of the security of companies’ proprietary data, a need to dispose of large amounts of unneeded documents in a timely and secure manner, and even potentially the risk of fire. I Continue reading