We Were Concerned About Radon

We employed the services of a hvac company in NYC after reading about the latest radon scare. Remember radon? It’s a substance that can build up in basements of homes and it’s a killer. If it gets bad enough you can die outright I believe, but what usually happens is that you are exposed to the substance over a period of time and it causes lung cancer. We saw some stories in the paper about some very unfortunate people who were exposed to this gas and at least two of them died from Stage four lung cancer. They didn’t catch it fast enough.

Seeing as how we live in a much older home than normal, my wife and I were both very concerned that we could have this problem. I have my office in the basement and spend a lot of time down there, and our kids also have a play area in the basement where they spend a lot of time messing around.

I Wanted Great Entertainment at My Wedding

One of my favorite shows to watch is Britain’s Got Talent. I just love watching all of the different acts perform as they try to make each cut. It doesn’t matter what the act is either, because I enjoy nearly all of them, whether it is someone singing, dancing, performing magic, handling puppets, telling jokes, or one of the many other things that the Britain’s Got Talent performers showcase. When I found out that people can actually get Britains Got Talent acts for hire, I was so excited because I was trying to think of something to do for my wedding reception.

Advertising Your New Plumbing Business

 

When starting a new plumbing business it can be difficult to succeed. The costs of equipment often use up all of your starting capital and you’re left with very little in the way of marketing dollars. If you’ve decided to strike out on your own and begin your own plumbing company you may have found that it can be extremely difficult to get it off the ground without a large budget. You’re competing with possibly dozens of other plumbers and large plumbing companies which can make it very difficult to get your name out there.

If you want to attract new customers and grow your business, you will need to advertise and build brand awareness. That’s not easy to do if you don’t have a large marketing budget. So, here are a few ways that you can market your new business without spending a fortune.

Proper Labeling of Your Vehicle

Most local businesses will tell you that their most reliable source of business comes from word of mouth. That is very true but it’s not always the most effective way. You first need to get new customers and create brand recognition before you will have any advocates to spread the word.

Service industry businesses typically don’t work out of a brick and mortar storefront and therefore can’t rely on foot traffic, easy-to-see displays or signs to attract business. They rely on being found in other manners. The main way most local plumbers are recognized is by their vehicles which can be seen driving around in the local area.

To help increase brand awareness and recognition, you’ll want to make sure that your work vehicle is properly labeled. You don’t necessarily have to have a work truck you could be working out of your personal vehicle, just make sure that it’s properly labeled.

You’ll want to make sure that your business name is shown and displayed with easy-to-read lettering. You will also want to include business information including a phone number, services you provide, and a slogan and website address if you have them.

Taking Advantage of Online Exposure

With any local business it is imperative that you take advantage of the internet to help promote your company and gain local exposure. It is also a great place to drive traffic and bring in business without having to spend a fortune in advertising.

You will first need to make sure that you setup a simple website and sign up for every major business listing site that you can – many of them offer a free service, such as Yelp, Google, Merchant Circle, Local.com, etc…

Any customers that you service ask them to review your business online. This will help build trust with search engines and potential customers. The more reviews that your business has the more exposure you’ll get and the more likely you will attract more customers.

Finally, take advantage of social media. You can set up a business page on all of the major social media platforms for free and use them to reach your potential customers and drive more business without having to spend money on advertising.

Bonus: Many advertising platforms will offer a one-time credit for advertising – such as Facebook, Google, Bing, Twitter, etc… You can use these free advertising credits to help get your first customers and build off of that. You don’t have to keep advertising after the free credits are used up so you can at least take advantage of the free credits.

 

Recent Events That Benefited From Trade Show Internet Service

Trade Show Internet has been in the events internet service for since 2008. We have served many companies to their satisfaction. Recently, we have offered events internet to a number of events hosted by some of the biggest companies in the United States. These companies benefited from our temporary 4g wifi internet hotspot rental service such that their attendees were a happy lot!

 

One such event was the Elevate Summit that was hosted by UBER. This is an event that was attended by leading experts in the transportation industry, manufacturers, politicians, and aviation enthusiasts among others. Trade Show Internet provided the internet connectivity required for the more than 500 guests that were invited. We provided 100 Mbps bandwidth circuit through which high-density WiFi service facilitated the internet needs for the guests.  We provided multiple, VLANs and Ethernet drops for the video broadcast team that was on board. The best thing about our service is that we were available for all the network installation and the IT support that UBER required.

 

We also provided the events internet needs for the Fashion Show held by Tommy Hilfiger recently. The company had displayed their fashion collections and in this event, there were many activities such as live concerts, food vending, rides in amusement parks and such. We provided 300 Mbps internet to the event attendees.  The festival wifi internet was well received by the attendees who loved the whole experience!

The Tenets of Physical Ergonomics

 

The study of ergonomics focuses on the manner in which people interact with the various furniture and tools they use in their respective work environments. Since the purpose of these studies is to find ways to promote sustained worker satisfaction, a great deal of emphasis is placed on physical comfort. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a seasoned biomedical engineer to improve the ergonomics of your work environment. If you’re experiencing comfort issues at your place of business, there are a number of steps you can take to remedy the situation on your own.

Neutral Posture

Neutral posture is achieved when a body is balanced and aligned while sitting or standing. This ensures that minimal stress is applied to assorted muscles, tendons and bones and that one’s joints are able to remain aligned. In the interest of workplace comfort, it’s strongly recommended that you maintain neutral posture throughout the workday. Neutral posture’s polar opposite is awkward posture. As the name suggests, awkward posture is associated with putting heavy stress on one’s joints and bones. Additionally, awkward posture often entails an extreme range of motion. Since consistently adopting an awkward posture can have negative long-term effects on the musculoskeletal system, workers should make a conscious effort to avoid it. For more information on neutral posture vs. awkward posture, head over to OH&S’s website.

Regular Movement

In order to maintain healthy and flexible joints, it’s imperative that you engage in regular movement and stretching. However, this can prove difficult when working a job that requires constant sitting. With this in mind, make a point of performing basic stretches every few hours throughout the workday. As you’ll find, a little bit of exercise can go a long way in keeping your joints nice and flexible.

Good Lighting

Poorly-lit workplaces have been shown to increase job stress and general unease in workers, ultimately making them very uncomfortable. Bad lighting can be particularly problematic for workers who suffer from vision problems. On the flipside, workplaces with good lighting tend to have higher rates of productivity and employee satisfaction.

Originating in the 1950s, ergonomics remains a popular area of study for biomedical engineers – and for good reason. Finding ways to promote workplace comfort is very important for people who work in physically demanding professions. Even if you’ve never studied biomedical engineering, there are simple yet effective measures you can take to improve the ergonomics in your work environment.

 

Purchasing Boots to Go Horse Riding

When my friend took me horse riding for the first time, I fell in love with it. I had never been on a horse before, or even near one for that matter. There was just something so peaceful about sitting that high and going for a long ride, especially with a horse as gentle as the one I learned on. I knew that I wanted to go again and again, and I ended up buying my own horse about a year later. When I bought him, I knew that I was going to need horse riding boots too because I planned on taking him out for long rides as often as possible.