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How to Keep Your Business Organized

Certain types of businesses are harder to manage when it comes to staying organized. People who work in certain trades often work out of a small office or van. What often happens is that everything gets so messy. Workers put things away in the wrong places. Even at larger offices, it’s difficult to stay organized. Some people are just naturally messy.

This type of disorganization makes it hard to get your work done and create abundance. First, important items aren’t where they should be. Secondly, so much junk can accumulate that it’s difficult to find anything at all. Work can actually slow down while important equipment is located. Below are 5 tips to help you prevent this nightmare.

Tip One: It takes regular upkeep to keep things arranged. We all wish we could simply organize once and then never mess with it again. But that never works. Just as with your home, regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary to keep everything in good order.

Tip Two: Find a place for important things like computers, printers and extra inventory. When we make a special place for items, it can be easier to keep track of them. Make sure your office is always organized and contains the things you’ll need throughout the day. Putting labels on files and cabinets can help.

Tip Three: Organizing is often seen as the job nobody wants to do. Why not assign this task to a different employee each week? It really helps if one person is in charge of cleaning and organizing each week.

Tip Four: Save your receipts for equipment and supplies. You can get part of your money back when filing taxes at the end of the year.

Tip Five: Throw away items that are no longer in use. Junk can quickly accumulate around any office or business. That’s because we often hang onto things that aren’t being used anymore.

The book, Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue helps entrepreneurs who wish to create abundance. There are some wonderful tips for learning to meditate that can help with daily stress. Wisdom like this can help you remain centered and focused on your new business.

6 Fascinating Facts About Tinnitus & How to Heal from It

Tinnitus is a condition in which there is a continual ringing in the ear. Often, tinnitus is not a serious condition to be concerned about. With treatment, it will progressively improve. Here are 6 fascinating tinnitus facts:

People in their 60s and older are more prone to have this condition.

It normally disappears within a few days, although it can continue for months.

Males are more likely to have it.

A blow to the head or ear can cause this.

There’s really nothing that medical science can do about it.

Continually exposure to loud sounds is often a causative factor.

Subjective and objective tinnitus are the two types. The subjective type is the most prevalent, and issues with the auditory nerves can cause it. The brain’s auditory circuits perceive sounds. An infection in the inner, outer, or middle ear can cause tinnitus.

Objective tinnitus is less common. In this illness, the sound is real. During an examination, your doctor will be able to hear it. This condition is sometimes accompanied by atypical muscle contractions, a blood vessel problem, or a middle ear bone abnormality. It can be triggered by another illness. With both types of tinnitus, a hearing aid might help.

Hue Hearing Aids offers an excellent line of inexpensive hearing aids that work well for many people. They can enhance the quality and volume of the sounds you hear. At HueHearing, we know that hearing loss can be a troubling problem for people. That’s why we offer a full 90-day money-back guarantee so you can try our product to see if it helps. You can read HueHearing Reviews on HearingAdvisory and decide for yourself.

Why you should pay attention to your home office’s décor

Blog provided by Wicker Paradise

Have you decided to take on the work-from-home lifestyle? Doing remote work has a number of positive benefits, but also some unique challenges associated with it. In a survey for Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work report, work-from-home employees described some of their biggest struggles, including unplugging after work, loneliness, distractions at home, and staying motivated. These problems may be inherently tied to the remote work environment, but there are things you can do to overcome them.

One thing you can do to keep yourself motivated while working at home is making your office environment more comfortable and welcoming so that you feel more motivated to start work every day. We can expect a dull, suffocating office building to amplify employees’ stress and put them in a negative mental state. The same is true for your workplace at home.

If you don’t look forward to working at your home office, it’s important to choose furniture and décor that looks aesthetically pleasing and puts your mind at ease. Make sure your furniture and decorations are arranged in a way that’s eye-catching, but not distracting. Since you’re not working at a traditional office, you have the freedom to choose unique furniture styles and arrangements.

Wicker furniture is one furniture style you might want to try implementing in your home office. Wicker Paradise has a robust collection of indoor and outdoor wicker furniture sets for use in living rooms, bedrooms, patios, and home offices. Browse through their wares to find something perfect for your workplace at home.

How to choose a new gaming PC

Blog provided by Curacao

As the years have passed and advances in technology have increased, video games have become increasingly complex feats of programming. Modern games usually require high-powered computers to run smoothly, so it’s important to know which PC will be able to run your games before you commit to buying one. Here are a few things you should look for in a new gaming PC.

The first thing you should consider is the computer’s processing power. Games need a processor that can handle all of the complex components of their programming. Modern games usually require more processor cores than average to avoid speed and performance issues. This is especially important when the game you’re playing requires precision and you can’t afford to lose because of unfortunate slowdowns.

Another important factor is having the right graphics card. Game graphics have grown increasingly smooth and detailed. The best possible graphics is not one that is integrated with a computer’s other functions, but one that has its own dedicated space in the computer’s hardware. This will ensure a more immersive, visually stunning experience.

You should also consider the computer’s operating system. Most games are built for and compatible with Windows, and many games will not even work on Apple’s iOS. That’s why it’s not the best idea to buy a Mac for gaming.

Fortunately, there are many PCs built specifically for gaming that carry all these essential features. The Acer Gaming Set and HP Omen Obelisk are two solid choices that can fulfill your gaming needs.

At Curacao, we believe that the right PC should be available to anyone regardless of their budget. That’s why we offer computer financing and PC financing through our Curacao Credit program. Sign up today and you can get all the best computers for low, easy monthly payments!

Why Using Rattan Furniture In Your Office Is Not A Bad Idea

Blog provided by Wicker Paradise

The tropical plant rattan has often been transformed into exquisitely designed cane furniture pieces by some of the world’s greatest furniture artisans. You may have seen rattan chairs, Ottoman stools, sofas, or coffee tables in some people’s homes. These bamboo rattan furniture products can bring an exotic, island-influenced atmosphere into any room, and your office space is no exception.

You don’t have to sit in a dull, lifeless workplace everyday just because most office workers do. Taking steps to make your office look more interesting and aesthetically pleasing can actually improve employees’ mood and productivity. According to some experts, if your office décor promotes a stressful, suffocating atmosphere, people’s mental well being takes a hit and their ability to do good work suffers. However, if you add relaxing colors, natural elements, and natural lighting, employees feel better and work better.

Since rattan furniture is made from plants, it consists mostly of natural elements, and since it usually retains its natural brown color, it can also produce a variety of mental effects. According to color psychology, brown can invoke feelings of strength, reliability, warmth, comfort, and security. All of these emotions can help employees feel stable and relaxed while performing their daily tasks.

If you’re ready to add some tropical color to your office design, Wicker Paradise has a variety of high-quality rattan furniture pieces that are perfect for your office’s break area or communal dining place. From rattan stools to rattan dining tables, all of their products are elegantly designed and finely constructed.

Setting up a wireless network

For home and small offices, getting specialist engineers to do a site survey is both expensive and excessive. If you want to follow a similar process as the professionals, follow the four-step process below to assess, test and adjust your wireless network for optimum performance:

Investigate

In this step determine the type of connection you have, if can you use third party routers, and if you can move the location of the router. Also, note if it’s possible to run a cable from the router to any other equipment, if not wireless extenders are the only option. Make a note of the requirements, such as the number of people who will use the network and from where in the building.

Plan

Use a rough floor plan along with the data from step one to map out where you need to install additional access points. When looking at the radius of the coverage from each router/access point, look at the specifications of the device and assume half that number. That number will account for obstruction and walls on the strength of the signal.

Test

For this step, you will need at least a single access point in addition to the router. Place the access point according to the plan in step two. Test the speed from each location against a baseline from the router or close to it.

Adjust

Based on the results from Step three, move the access point and router around for the best coverage. Be prepared for some compromises or the need for more access points for certain areas.

How to deal with the KRACK Wifi vulnerability

There is a severe flaw in the encryption security protocols in use by wireless networks that could let attackers hijack traffic, inject malware, and even steal passwords. The flaw, known as KRACK, for Key Reinstallation Attack affects every computing platform publicly available today: Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, and Android.

The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” Vanhoef wrote on the “official” Krack attack site. “To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected.”

The good news is that the attack does not work over the internet. The attacker or malicious actor needs to be within the range of the wireless network. This means airports, hotels, and other public wireless networks become extremely high-risk areas for dealing with important or sensitive data.

What do you do?

The first step is to ensure that your home wireless equipment, phones, and computers are running up-to-date software to minimise the risk of an attack. Once you have updates in place, then you’re free to use wireless anywhere. Unfortunately, you will need to avoid using most free and public wireless networks to remain secure until you do patch your client devices.

Android uses encryption to transfer data there is not much danger in using an Android device, even on unpatched networks. So for example, even if someone hijacks the session of your Android device on the wireless network, the traffic from your phone to Google’s servers will be encrypted.

 

The Value of Answering Services

Article Written and Submitted By Herb Kimble.

For any business to grow and stay competitive, it needs to have competent answering services to take customer and affiliate calls. There’s nothing more irritating to a customer than not being able to call a company in relation to issues they’re having with products or services. If you want your customers to trust you, your company has to be accountable, and a big part of that is being able to answer all your customers’ calls at any time of the day, and on any day of the week.

You don’t have to shed blood, sweat and tears into putting up telephone answering services in your company. All you have to do is to hire some other company to do it. Answering service companies will do it all for you. They will allow you to have the ability to take customer calls in no time. If there’s anything that will please customers more, it’s having the opportunity to talk to a sensible, well mannered and knowledgeable customer support agent over the line to discuss any and all issues they’re having with your product or service.

A small business answering service is the quick solution for young businesses that wish to earn the trust of their customers. To be able to drive customers to your business, they have to be able to reach you offline, meaning they’ll have to be able to call you over a hotline. Not only that—your hotline has to be able to accommodate as many calls each hour as possible. The last thing you want is to lose the business of potential customers who wish to place their orders over the telephone.

About The Author:

Herb Kimble was perhaps the most famous outbound call center CEO and the best sales trainer in the Philippines. Herb Kimble is co-founder of CineFocus Productions, a movie production and soundstage rental company.

Smart home basics

The basic definition of a smart home is a set of appliances which connect to the internet that you can control or automate remotely. The primary reason for the slow growth of the smart home market is because the requirements for each home differs. Two people will not use the same automation. It is that individuality that makes implementing a smart home a step-by-step process. Here are the various components you will need for a smart home:

Lights

Smart lights can reduce your electricity bill. All smart lights are LED, and you can use your phone to set schedules to ensure that lights are only on when you want them. Also, you can remotely switch off any light. You can get connected-bulbs like the Hue or replace the light switch with a smart-switch.

Smart speakers

Use smart speakers like the Echo or Google Home to control other smart devices, stream music, and for everyday tasks like shopping lists. You can also call for cabs, check the weather, and any of the other thousand skills that exist on the platform.

Plugs

You can make any appliance or device in your house smart with a smart plug. Just like the lights, you can control them remotely. Some smart plugs provide and track power use so you can keep track of what uses the most power in your home.

Cameras

Security cameras are also part of the smart home ecosystem. You can trigger certain automation under certain conditions. For example, you can trigger an alert and switch a light on when a camera detects motion. New cameras like those from Nest can even distinguish the sound of breaking glass and generate an alert.

Three common web design mistakes designers still make

Even in 2019, a lot of web designers still make the same mistakes, driving visitors away and losing revenue in the process. Web design is an art, but it is something where a technical decision can have unintended consequences. Here are some tips from Rack Alley on some common mistakes:

Mobile text size

Some sites disable zoom and then present tiny text on mobile devices. If you are going to disable zoom on text, then ensure that you set your font sizes correctly to match the screen size you need. In a world where a lot of web traffic is from mobile devices, you cannot afford to make this mistake.

Popups

Many designers forget that popups and popovers are now synonymous with the shady and sketchy sites that want to sell you some snake oil. The problem with popups is that a lot of visitors get a big popup even before they spent time going through the site. If the visitor is still on your site minutes after the initial visit, then this is a good time to show them an offer.

Auto Play

Sites that have video auto play (with sound) are so annoying that users are installing browser addons just to avoid them. Do not be like one of the many news sites that just want to increase video impressions because it looks better.

We have three examples here, of many, so take the time to think about your actions as a designer and how it might or might not affect your visitors. Don’t let your investment in Los Angeles colocation go to waste.