Archive for August, 2017

Effectiveness of Purple Heart Charity Foundation in Helping Veterans

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 31st, 2017. Posted in Donations to purple heart, Donations to veterans, Purple heart donation

Charitable donation

Servicemen and women are celebrated all over the world for their sacrifices, but one major challenge they face once they return home is readjusting to civilian life. Not only is that an issue for the veterans themselves, but also their family. Most veterans families undergo emotional toll, especially if their loved one return with a disability that seems to be a liability.

Getting employed after years of military service is usually difficult for most veterans. This is one issue that may lead to other distress such as psychological trauma, drug and alcohol abuse, relationship wrangles and homelessness. When these problems are not managed carefully, with or without expert help, they often lead to suicide.

Fortunately, with numerous charity foundations and non–profit organizations around the worl

Why Donating Clothes Is One Of The Easiest And Most Beneficial Way To Help Your Community

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 31st, 2017. Posted in Charity clothing donations, Donate items to charity, Purple heart donate

Purple heart pick up

What do you do when your closet is overflowing with too many shirts, sweaters and coats? Do you just dump them in the garbage and wish for the best or do you go out of your way to recycle? When going the green route seems like a little too much work in your already heavy week, it’s time to clear up some misconceptions. Clothing drop off locations have become more accessible than ever before, making it incredibly easy to get rid of clothes you don’t want without going out of your way. Even better? You’ll be doing a great service to your community, your national economy and the environment at large.

It’s not too good to be true. Learn more about how charitable clothing donations help the world go ’round.

Clothes are one of the most frequently tossed sources of trash in the United Sta

Understanding Mass Finishing Tumbling vs Vibratory

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 29th, 2017. Posted in Machines, Surge, Surge machine

Hammer mill

Whether you are trying to remove rust, deburr metals, or degrease brass powerlines, mass finishing is an important process for a great many manufacturers. From something as small as a lugnut to as large as a titanium bulkhead, mass finishing can give your product a clean, finished look.

There are two methods for mass finishing: tumbling and vibratory. Both of these techniques serve a unique function, and come with their own advantages and disadvantages.

In order to help you better understand each process and determine which one is right for your job, we’ve put together a side by side comparison of Mass finishing with Tumbling Drums vs. Vibratory.

Tumbling Drums

These are often closed circuit barrels where water, media, and the parts to be tumbled or polished are placed together. The barrel

Three Reasons to Use Natural Stone in Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 29th, 2017. Posted in Ceramic, Natural stone slabs

Architectural stone

The kitchen remodel is one of the most popular remodeling jobs in the construction world today. Many people are realizing that a kitchen update is one of the best ways to bring more value to their home. They want to enjoy their new kitchen themselves and, at the same, understand that they are adding value to their home for when they might eventually put it on the market.

Choosing the right material for your kitchen remodel can end up being very crucial to the success of the job. Cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures are all very important elements in the overall picture of your new kitchen. Often, it is in the details where the beauty and elegance lie. Two of the more popular elements in putting together a beautiful and functional kitchen are countertops and flooring and using natural stone, whil

Only Working Fire Sprinkler Systems Save Lives

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 27th, 2017. Posted in Fire alarm design, Fire alarm installation, Fire alarm service atlanta

Fire sprinkler inspections atlanta

Every year, hotel and motel fires cause roughly 15 deaths and 150 injuries and result in around $76 million in property loss. In any type of commercial building where there are multiple floors and many people, fires can be extra dangerous. Containing and extinguishing fires in the quickest and most effective way possible is how lives get saved and property damage gets minimized.

There are several different types of fire protection services out there and the laws are very clear about what is needed in different types of buildings. A combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems is said to lead to the reduction of injury, death, and property loss by at least 50% when worki

Interested in a Lowering Your Building Costs? Contact a Portable Building Company to Learn More About Modular Homes

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 25th, 2017. Posted in Buildings for sale, Church construction, Church for sale tampa


Chances are that you have been in a modular home or another type of structure, such as a modular classroom, at some point in your life. The contractors that own, manage, and/or are employed by a portable building company can design, construct, and deliver a variety of modular building types that work well as homes, schools, offices, and other purposes.

The Benefits of Modular Buildings

When modular buildings are constructed, it doesn’t take as much time as with other types of structures. In fact, the design and construction time can be reduced by as much as 50%. Furthermore, these structures tend to have fewer change orders, and because they can be occupied in a fraction of the time, this can improve a busines

Tips For Yielding A Successful Direct Mail Marketing Campaign

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 21st, 2017. Posted in Direct mail examples

direct mail examplesAlthough the rise of the Internet has led to digital printing and an increase in online marketing, direct mail and their respective direct mail marketing companies are far from dead. In reality, the rise of the Internet may very well have given new life to direct mail marketing campaigns.

Your marketing audience consumes numerous advertisements online every day, but because the Internet is used specifically for information and entertainment purposes most advertisements are forcibly ignored.

Ads are skipped.

Sidebars go unnoticed.

Email is easily deleted without so much as opening the file.

However, direct mail campaigns are successful because a consumer can’t throw away your advertisement without first looking at it to determine whether or not it’s important. And it’s in that brief second that you as a marketing company have to catch their attention, hold it, and convince them that it is important.

Effective Direct Mail Examples

What direct mail examples and campaigns have over digital marketing campaigns is that you’re interacting directly with your audience. Your advertisement is something that is tangible.

If you have fun with that tangibility odds are your consumer will take notice and have fun with it too. Use a unique texture of cardstock or paper. The sensation will set it apart from other pieces of mail in the potential consumer’s hand and will gain their attention.

Use layering techniques in the paper or cardstock to create a truly original design that’s interactive for your audience. By engaging directly with your audience, you’ll be gaining their trust and interest in your company.

Effective direct mail examples typically use bold color palettes to gain the attention of their audience as well. Unlike websites, which benefit from more subtle color schemes in order not to harm their consumers’ eyes, printed colors (unless they’re especially vibrant) are usually pretty tolerant to consumer eyes and so your marketing team can have more fun with the color choices and use it as a way to grab your audience’s eyes.

When done right, direct mail marketing can yield a return on investment ratio of 13-to-1 on average. Be sure to utilize effective direct mail marketing to truly personalize and captivate your potential consumers. Use bold colors, unique (but legible) typography, and be interesting with the overall physical design of the advertisement. Direct mail marketing is your company’s time to shine!

How a Live Answering Service Can Help You

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 18th, 2017. Posted in Doctors answering service, Live answering service, Specialty answering service

Best answering services

Every single year technology continues to expand in ways that people could have never predicted. Since the release of the first iPhone in the year of 2007, it has taken only ten years for technology to change our everyday lives. Technology now allows for new interactions and for business transactions to take place at unprecedented rates.

From communication to the internet, smart phones and communicating via a mobile phone have accelerated at great rates over the course of the past ten years. People will now call and contact other people quite often and even more so they will contact business and business owners. If you own a business that receives a lot of phone calls then there are some things that can help you such a live answering service. Here is how:
A live answering service is a phone

From School and Church Marquees to Billboards and LED Signs

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 17th, 2017. Posted in Electronic led signs, Gsa led sign, Led signs for business

Signs for churches

When you want people to know where your business or organization is located, you have to have the proper signage. There are some traditional, local places that rely on word of mouth and reputation, but even these pillars of business could be doing even better with the right sign to draw in potential customers and clients. Regardless of the business or organization, from a bakery to a law office, and from schools to churches, everyone needs the right sign.

From church marquees to LED signs for businesses

The results of one poll showed that of those participating in the poll who were 18 years of age and older, about 58% of them found out about an activity or event that piqued their interest from seeing something about it on a billboard. It may not be something that you thi

Are You Considering a Home Health Care Worker for Your Parents?

Written by Small Business Magazine on August 16th, 2017. Posted in Home health workers compensation insurance, Workers compensation insurance for home health car

Home healthcare agency insurance

The conversation planned for this weekend could be difficult. Although your 85 year old father and his wife are coming into town for a family reunion picnic, but you and your sister have another agenda as well. You have plans to talk to your father about getting some in home health care. You will make it perfectly clear that you know that your father is able to take care of himself, but you want to address the fact that his wife is not. You know that your father is healthy now, but you fear that if he does not get some help for his wife soon, the stress and physical requirements will be dangerous.
The plan is to talk to your father first, explain the details that you have discovered, and, then when your father is ready, help explain the plan to his wife. You have talked to people about th