If you moved from the city to the country in order to retire on a small hobby farm, then it is vital that you understand how to tell when your farmhouse's septic tank needs to be pumped out. While your home's septic tank should process waste for many years without much intervention from you, it will eventually become full and need to be professionally pumped out. Failure to pump out the septic tank when it gets full will lead to catastrophic failure of the system's leach field and leach lines.
1 December 2016
The purpose of a model home is to showcase the builder's vision for a new subdivision as well as highlight the quality and construction expertise that can be had if you buy one of their homes. A "staged" home, one that has been decorated, helps potential buyers better visualize the space and envision themselves living there. Here are five tips to make the house you're selling feel more like a home.
1 December 2016
When you want to announce big news for your company, like an expansion, major investment, or the selection of a new CEO, you have many options. The key is to share your company news in an effective way that doesn't get drowned out among all the other announcements and articles your clients and colleagues will encounter during their day. These three ways to share company news are straightforward but highly effective:
30 November 2016
Finding a cost-effective way to ship products to customers can be difficult for small business owners. Chances are, because you aren't frequently sending out large shipments, you end up paying more for shipping per package than larger companies. However, you can't charge your customers a lot of money for shipping, because you could end up losing customers. In fact, a consumer survey completed by Jupiter Media Matrix states that 63 percent of the people they surveyed cited excessive shipping costs as a reason for cancelling orders.
13 July 2016
As a bar owner, one thing that you might worry about is having underage people drinking in your bar. Allowing this type of behavior can boost your liability and put you at risk of losing your right to sell alcohol in your establishment, but cracking down on sneaky underage drinkers can be tough. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can reduce -- or hopefully completely eliminate -- underage drinking in your bar.
8 April 2016
If you're a resident of Michigan and are preparing to take the plunge into entrepreneurship, you may benefit from a recent change in state laws governing equity crowdfunding opportunities -- the ability of small businesses to raise equity through private means or donations. Michigan recently joined several other states in approving a law that would exempt crowdfunding from the administrative, regulatory, and fiduciary requirements imposed on other state institutions that offer the sale of securities.
25 March 2016
If you work from home, the way your office space looks can make or break productivity levels. Creating a professional-feeling space may help you become more motivated, and it helps if the work space feels separated from the rest of the house in some way. One way to set the office apart is by giving it a sleek, modern vibe that puts you in a work mindset. Here are some tips for creating a modern-style home office:
24 March 2016
Renting storage space can be one of the more effective ways of providing yourself with more storage space for your various possessions. Unfortunately, renting storage units can be somewhat expensive, which is why it is important for you to get the most out of using these services. Sadly, if you have never used a rental storage unit provider, you might benefit from using the following couple of tips to avoid some routine issues.
4 March 2016
If you are trying to purchase a phone system for your small business, you are likely going to be doing everything that you can to figure out which is the best phone system for your situation. You are going to be relying on the phone system for communication purposes and, if you get the wrong phone system, your communication might be severely hampered. Here are some tips for comparing business phone systems that will help you choose the right one.
7 January 2016