Archive for March, 2016

Cardboard Boxes and You — 9 Out of Every 10 Items in America Was in One at One Point

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 31st, 2016. Posted in Cardboard mailer boxes, Custom corrugated displays, Custom corrugated packaging

Point of purchase design

We all use them — we all know how to put them together — and we can all gather a bunch of them out of seemingly nowhere in a moment’s notice. Stumped? They’re brown, usually have tape on them, and you probably aren’t getting into your new apartment or house very easily without them. Still stumped? The answer is corrugated boxes made of cardboard.

The reason so many folks will likely already know how to put them together is because a reported 90% of all products imported, exported, or relocated domestically throughout the United States are moved in a corrugated box at some point.

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Don’t Let Your Business Get Left Behind

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 30th, 2016. Posted in 24 hour live answering service, Answering service companies, Telephone answering service

Maryland phone answering service

In today’s age of fast-paced communication technologies, consumers now expect to be in constant contact with the companies with whom they do business. If your business does not have a 24/7 support network, you could be losing valuable customers. Seventy-nine percent of consumers prefer to interact with companies by phone compared to other options, and eighty percent of people will hang up on a business if they hear a voicemail. If your business is looking to provide customers with a quality customer service experience, then an answering service is for you.

According to a recent customer satisfaction poll conducted by Forrester, telephone customer service has the highest satisfaction compared to other online customer service channels, at 69%. Continue Reading No Comments

5 Tips to Finding the Right Retail Space for Lease

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 30th, 2016. Posted in Commercial property for lease new lenox, Retail space for lease

Commercial space for rent

If you are starting a new business or expanding a current one, you need a place to operate. As the economy improves, it has become increasingly challenging to find retail and other commercial space for rent and lease. If you are looking for retail space for lease, here are some tips to make the process go more smoothly.

  1. Find a good broker. A broker can help you find your space and then negotiate a better deal with the landlord. real estate brokers may know of spaces that are available but not listed in the places you are looking, They also know a lot of the area’s landlords and can steer you away the bad ones and towards the good ones. They are experts in real estate, you are not. Find a good one that you trust who can help you navigate the process. They can also ste

The “Uber” of Child Care is Here

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 28th, 2016. Posted in Child care management system, Childcare management system, Management system

Childcare management software

Let’s face it: parents nowadays are busy people. Studies show that less than a third of children have a stay-at-home parent. Gone are the days of the stay-at-home mom. This means families are spending increasingly more time and money finding and maintaining child care services. With over 32.7 million children in some soft of after school program or childcare arrangement, you’d think there would be more innovative ways to connect parents with child care professionals. Unfortunately, this is not the case for companies without proper child care management software.

The right software program can help childcare professionals with a cloud-based mobile application that collects payments, automates ‘check-in’ and ‘check-out,’ and streamline

The Brewing Industry’s Fascinating American History

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 24th, 2016. Posted in Baso valve, Round burners, Venturi air mixers

Brewery burner

The brewing industry today might be quite the behemoth, but it has modest enough origins. In the mid seventeenth century, Dutch and English settlers in New York state recognized that the land?s terrain was a natural fit for growing hops and malt — needed for brewing beer.

By 1660, there were at least 26 breweries and taverns in the colony of New Amsterdam — no small feat considering this was 100 years before the U.S. would officially be a nation.

It wasn?t until the 1800s, though, that brewing began to expand. In 1810, at the beginning of the industry, there were just 150 commercial breweries — and together, they produced about 180,000 barrels of beer. After the civil war, though, beer became a mass-produced, mass-consumed drink for the nation. There were a few key reasons for this.

To begi

Superior Fire Safety for Your Business — Getting in Touch With Fire Alarm Contractors for Installation and Maintenance

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 24th, 2016. Posted in Commercial fire alarm, Fire alarm service, Fire sprinkler inspections orlando

Fire alarm systems atlanta

While running commercial establishments like business premises, hotels or restaurants, there are quite a few things which need careful planning and execution at the very outset. One of the most important among those things is safety and disaster recovery planning. Commercial establishments in particular need to have stringent measures which guarantee the safety of occupants and immediately set in motion a concrete plan of recovery and evacuation whenever any kind of disaster happens.

One of the most common disasters that befall commercial establishments is the formation of fires. In hotels and motels alone, 15 deaths and over 150 injuries happen every year on average on account of fires, costing the industry over $75 million per year through loss of property. If you own a commercial establis

Want to Improve Your Advertising? Vehicle Wraps Are a Cool Way to Do Just That

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 23rd, 2016. Posted in Best car wrap material, Cheap vehicle wraps, Costa mesa vinyl car wrap

Car wrap wraps orange county

Advertisements are everywhere today: they are in front of your face almost 100% of the time when you’re looking at your cell phone, they are everywhere on the Internet, they are on people’s clothes, on billboards, literally everywhere you can look, you can find an advertisement.

Because of this insane clutter of advertisements, the importance of quality advertising has never been higher. You don’t want to just fall in line with all the other nonsense advertisements, you want to stand out and have cool, original advertising. Custom auto wraps are a great way to do that.

Auto wraps enable you to get cool and custom advertisements on any type of vehicle. Capturing your target audience’s attention with

How Fire Alarm Systems Can Help Save Lives and Property

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 21st, 2016. Posted in Commercial fire suppression systems, Fire sprinkler installation orlando

Fire alarm repair orlando

Having functioning fire alarm systems in place can be more beneficial than we realize. Fire protection companies reported that non chemical suppression systems operate effectively 96% of the time in an area with a large oven. Think about what the statistics would be if there were no type of fire alarm systems or fire protection services operating in these places. Automatic sprinklers coupled with early warning systems like fire alarms systems have been proven to reduce human fatalities as well as over all injury and even property damage by a minimum of 50%.

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What Can Medical Marijuana Treat? Get the Facts

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 18th, 2016. Posted in Cannabis business resources, Marijuana business consulting, Medical marijuana operations

Medical marijuana operations

The times, they are a-changing. Twenty-three states, and the District of Columbia currently allow medical marijuana, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Indeed, using marijuana to treat a variety of medical conditions is widely accepted as effectual and efficient treatment. A full 76% of medical doctors approve of its medical use. Medical marijuana consulting and marijuana business consulting is more common than ever as people try to figure out if medical cannabis is right for them.

As cannabis is moving out of the realm of the highly stigmatized in the collective consciousness, more and more people are becoming increasingly aware that it can seriously help relieve the symptoms of many hard to cure and hard to live with conditions.

Here is a list of conditions th

4 Reasons to Thank a Street Sweeper

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 14th, 2016. Posted in Maryland sweeping service, Parking lot clean up, Trash clean up

Sweeper trucks

There are some things in this life that we take for granted. Things like grocery stores, parks, library access, nice weather and more; we don’t even really think about them. Until we don’t have them or can’t get to them of course. Another thing we we really don’t think much about are street cleaners. Parking lot cleaners, those that do the power sweeping and the trash clean up, those that drive street sweeper trucks, we tend to forget about them. We take our clean streets for granted. When is the last time you were driving down the road feeling grateful for power sweeping. We have much more on our minds but maybe we sho