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Tungsten And Molybdenum Evaporation Boats And How They Work

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 20th, 2017. Posted in Custom vacuum furnace products, Manufacturing, Vacuum parts

Glass melting electrode

Picture a pot of boiling water with a lid covering it. The steam rises to the lid, condenses, and little water droplets form. Now picture a pot of molten metal with a lid covering it. What happens when you heat the pot hot enough? The same process occurs, except the lid, instead of being coated with water gets coated with a layer of evaporated and resolidified metal. When this process is done in a vacuum, the lid will be covered with a smooth coat of resolidified metal. The pot, in this case, is called a crucible, and the lid is the deposition point. If you changed the shape of a crucible to look like a flattened Viking boat and made it smaller, it would be an evaporation boat.

Wait, how do crucibles get hot enough to boil metal?

Different types of metal have different m

LTL Shipping Perfect for the Retail Environment

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 20th, 2017. Posted in Freight carriers, Overweight shipping, Specialty freight

Expedited freight

While the trucking industry has long been regarded as a stronghold for manly men, lately it seems like the more lustrous parts of the trucking industry are held to the standard and whims of a changing retail environment, brought about by one-click shipping and an online retail market.

The likes of Amazon and other online retailers changed the way shipping has been played, most notably in terms of quick shipping across the country. And while these online marketplaces have functioned using planes to get their shipments quickly across the country, they still rely on trucks to get those shipments through the states and then the cities.

Quick shipments across the country look like this. Amazon pairs together a company, often a small business, from somewhere in the country to a person in another part of

The Right Business Signage to Bring in the Masses

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 18th, 2017. Posted in Electronic message signs, Led board sign

Electronic message signs

Building a business can be a difficult and overwhelming endeavor. Getting it off of the ground is surely one of the hardest aspects of running a business, but it doesn’t necessarily become easy from there. Those who have a vision and the determination to get there will have the best chance of succeeding, especially if they are utilizing all of the help and resources that they have available to them.

So what makes running a business so difficult? There are plenty of factors that contribute to making this goal such a lofty one. However, that also means that when it does succeed, the resulting feeling is all the more rewarding. Just a few things that potential business owners must consider include dealing with hiring and employee turnover, payroll, taxes, bills, and fees, ensuring that you ha

Four Methods for Reducing Small Business Shipping Costs

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 17th, 2017. Posted in Broker software, Load board integration, Ltl shipments

Transport management solution

Small businesses often face unique challenges in the business industry. Shipping challenges especially can be difficult when you are just starting out. You do not qualify for the same volume discounts as businesses with larger number orders do. You aren?t able to fill shipping trucks with the full load, meaning you rely on others shipping prices and timelines. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome these small business shipping challenges.

Pass on shipping charges to the customer

Newer businesses sometimes pass on at least a part of the shipping charges. Depending on the type of product, some customers are willing to pay a shipping charge. If you can get a good manufacturing cost of your products, you can also offer a better product price to your customers. Cover a portion o

Four Important Ways to Increase Business Brand Reputation

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 14th, 2017. Posted in Louisville marketing, Online marketing firm louisville ky, Website design louisville


What does your brand mean to you? When customers think of your brand, what are they thinking? Are return customers able to identify your brand simply by looking at a logo or slogan? Branding is one of the most important parts of business. Without effective brand management, you will find it difficult to grow and succeed as a business. The following factors are important in creating and maintaining a strong business brand.

Print branding
Although the internet has become extremely important in today?s marketing world, print marketing is still necessary. Print marketing is capturing your potential customer with thinks like flyers, postcards, and billboards. Print branding is especially effective if it pairs nicely with Continue Reading No Comments

How the Housing Shortage Can Be Addressed With Repurposed Shipping Containers

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 10th, 2017. Posted in Conex containers, Modular housing solutions

Modular housing solutions

While there is a definite housing shortage within the United States, there is a specific need for more affordable housing. When this is combined with the pressing need to construct homes in areas ravaged by natural disasters, shipping containers can provide a viable and welcome solution for this issue.

Currently, there are over 17 million people in the United States that live in manufactured homes. This includes modified shipping containers. In addition to being eco-green, these containers are constructed out of 85% recycled steel. Furthermore, they are fully recyclable when demolished. When these containers are repurposed, it saves considerably on new building materials.

Steel, Composition, and Everything In Between

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 10th, 2017. Posted in Qq n 281, Stainless steel machinability

Welding the hy steels

Not a whole lot of people know anything about steel composition and why steel composition is important. Most Americans will probably take steel for granted and furthermore do not understand how important steel is in terms of the foundation of most buildings and even automobiles that people will drive. Plus, steel composition, nickel alloys, and nick alloy steel are all important foundational pieces of the construction industry as well.

In 2014, one of the strongest heat treatable products available in the world was Aluminum Alloy. Aluminum Alloy is believed to be a great forging alloy for many aircraft parts. So this means that steel composition and other materials like aluminum are also so important in the airplanes tha

How Signage for Businesses Increase Profits

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 10th, 2017. Posted in Digital signs for schools, Outdoor school signs, School led signs

Outdoor led signs

Are you struggling to bring customers into your storefront business? The internet has changed the shopping world and changed the way that consumers purchase products. However, if you have a good product or service, a strong customer following, and a great business plan, you should still be able to bring customers to your physical location. It could be a problem with your signage for businesses. Business signage is more important than you might think for the following reasons.

Business signage can bring in new customers
Not only is business signage important for showing current customers your location, but it is also necessary for bringing in new customers. Signage

Does Your Business Engage in Sustainable Practices Such as Green Packaging?

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 4th, 2017. Posted in Ammo box 223, Ammo storage cases, Box label

Patented packaging

Green packaging continues to be important for consumers that are concerned about the environment and their own health and well-being. Furthermore, green packaging is also a vital necessity for the same reasons that consumers reach for brands that share their interest in environmental and other important causes. This is because when products are contained in green packaging, they are less likely to end up in the country’s landfills and waterways.

The 2016 West Rock Consumer Insights Study found that packaging was extremely important to 26% of the participants’ overall satisfaction. In fact, 66% of the participants purchased a new product because the packaging caught their eye, and 45% purchased a product because they real

Cleanliness Is an Important Part of Maintaining a Business of Any Size

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 1st, 2017. Posted in Conveyor belt cleaners, Conveyor belt cleaning system, Dry vapor steamer

Conveyor belt cleaning system

Commercial cleaning industries can help businesses of all sizes make the right first impression. From the smallest gift boutiques to large corporations with multiple businesses, theindustrial steamers that that large commercial cleaning companies use can help you present the right image to both current and future customers and clients.
Finding the right steam cleaning systems can help you not only create a clean showroom and a board room, but also provide a safe and clean working environment for your employees.
Whether you are looking for industrial steamers for a once a year project or you are looking for in