I am a major animal lover. I know they are not important to a lot of humans on this earth, but just because I am a human does not mean that other creatures are worth less to the planet. Hurting animals and causing their species to die out affects other people, plants and animals. So, I work hard when it comes to animal rescue and other things having to do with animals. It is important to me. So, when I had to call for Canada geese control in NJ last week, I asked them to go through exactly how they remove the geese before hiring them to do the job.
I am a firm believer that if any animal is in a populated area and causing trouble for humans, that they should never be killed. I have seen far too many articles stating that different government officials demand that animals be killed if they are causing damage or if they are breeding too quickly. Continue reading “This Company Feels Like I Do About Animals”
My Dad has a bit of time on his hands now and he has started messing around with the family archives. Like any other family we have boxes and boxes of old photos, some of them dating to the era before they had real cameras. We have this one old picture that no one is quite sure who it is. We have been thinking about what is the best program to use for scanning old photos lately. We have this program called Scan Speeder, but we do not know whether that is the right thing. At the moment we are trying to play around with it and figure out how to get the best results from it. If you know what you are doing I am sure that all of this seems like child’s play, but my Dad and I have been feeling our way through this process. Of course we are dealing with stuff that has all sorts of quality.
A lot of these photos were taken with Kodak Instamatics and these cheap cameras that they used to call Brownies. Continue reading “Working on a Project for My Dad”
My wife and I have had a hard time hanging on to good employees. We’re not tough to work for at all. We simply expect employees to show up on time and do the work that they were hired to do. We just let go of someone who we employed to work as a part time helper in Singapore for us, and we were not sure what we should do next to make sure that we didn’t run into the same problem again quickly. We have always felt that we have been pretty lenient by not demanding that employees stick to a strict schedule for us, and sadly, the last employee took advantage of that.
My wife had the great idea to simply work with a company and their employees. Continue reading “Outsourcing Our Cleaning Needs is Working Best for Us”
When I decided to go with TXU Energy as my electricity provider, it was mainly because of how they feel about the environment. I am not a tree hugger by any means, but I do want to do my part as best as I can in making sure we leave the planet in as good of condition as possible for future generations. The TXU electric company makes this very easy to do since they have done the hard part in putting together the plans that help the environment, and all I had to do was sign up for one of them.
They have four different green plans, and I chose the TXU Energy Solar Advantage. I do not have a lot of free time, so I did not want to choose a plan at this time that would require anything more than me just switching to that plan. Continue reading “Clean Energy is the Way to Go”
It’s funny how so many amazing things can happen in your life that you never thought would happen in a million years. I never thought I would be working and living overseas, much less opening my own business overseas. There has been a lot of things that I have needed to learn about such as company incorporation in Singapore and making sure that I follow all the laws and regulations here. I do not want to make a misstep that could hurt my business or cause some sort of legal trouble for myself. I don’t think I can express just how badly I want things to work out here.
I grew up not taking things seriously. I got by in life by ignoring a lot of things. Continue reading “I Need to Do Things Right for Everyone’s Sake”
When I went to a meeting about a year ago of local merchants, the talk turned to a company that sells corporate gifts in Singapore. I had never purchased gifts like this before, and it actually made me feel bad because most of the other companies present had been doing this for a long time. It was not that I neglected my workers, because I do give them a nice bonus at the end of the year. However, I did not give them special gifts through the year like my associates apparently do.
I went to the website of the company that does this, and I was impressed with what I saw. I do not have a huge budget, so I was not sure I would even be able to show my appreciation this way. I saw that this company that sells corporate gifts has every budget in mind though. Continue reading “Buying Corporate Gifts for All My Workers”
When I decided to have my website redone, I knew that I was going to hire someone else to do it. I did it originally, but I just don’t know enough about website design to make it into something incredible. I did okay, but okay doesn’t cut it in today’s online business world. That is why I decided to hire a company that does professional website design in Bangkok. I had a few friends who offered to help me tweak things here and there, but I knew that a professional would be the only way to go if I wanted to be successful.
I did not even have a way for customers to put things in an online shopping cart on my site. They would email me what they were interested in, and all transactions were handled via email after that. I wanted everything to be seamless and automatic, and I just did not know how to do that on my own. I looked at a few different companies, and it was very easy for me to tell which one was head and shoulders above the others. Continue reading “I Needed a More Professional Website”
When I first started looking at Aptos homes for sale s, I was mainly doing it just to kill some time. The more I looked at these homes though, I knew that it was something much more than a way to spend a few minutes. I had been renting a really nice house, but I saw that a mortgage payment would be in the same ball park as a rent payment. It would be much more than that too, because I would also be building equity for myself rather than for someone else.
That is when I started looking at homes more seriously. I have excellent credit and a good income, so I knew that I would be able to get a good rate on a mortgage. All I had to do was find a place that I wanted to call home. Continue reading “Finding the Perfect House Was Quite Easy”
I thought that I had the perfect management team three times. That is pretty sad when you think about it! There was always something wrong though. The people I hired looked good on paper, and they did well on their interviews. When they actually started working though, it was easy to see that they were absolutely not the right fit. I did not know what I was doing wrong, because there is just no way to know how a person will do once in place. I decided that I was going to look into executive recruiters after I had to fire my last VP of operations.
It was not that I didn’t have confidence in my selections, because like I said, there was just no way to know they weren’t a good fit until they started working. I did know that if I had more time though, I might have seen some of the things that were obvious in a working atmosphere. Continue reading “A Headhunting Firm Helped Find My Perfect VP”
My mother just passed away and it is something that my whole family is very sad about. She was a great person, and an inspiration throughout my life. I have never met anyone else with as much natural grace as she carried herself with, even though much of her life must not have been easy. She raised my siblings and I as well as I could have expected, and taught us innumerable life lessons. I want to look into memorial candles for sale and companies that sell personalized memorial candles. Continue reading “Personalization Services for Memorial Candles”
Utterly frustrated with the website software I purchased, I decided that I needed something more than the instruction manual that it came with. I ordered some books online that are said to help newbies like me. I read so many reviews on the ones that I purchased with reviewers saying the books were instrumental in helping them. However, I must not be very tech-minded because they helped some, but I still made so many mistakes. I was beginning to wonder if I shouldn’t just hire a metro Detroit web design company to do the work for me, but I tried to persevere.
I think the hardest part for me in learning how to make a page is that I am simply not a creative guy. Continue reading “It Makes More Sense to Work with a Web Design Company”