Balancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business ServicesBalancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business Services

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Balancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business Services

My company is now over a decade old and I still outsource several key functions. It isn't that I can't afford to keep them in house. It is just that outsourcing is the most financially responsible decision I can make. I outsource all sorts of support services. One company manages my IT needs. Another partner takes care of the payroll and remitting taxes. I even have a cleaning service that comes in at night, does the windows, and in general keeps everything spotless. If you think outsourcing might benefit your business, let's talk. I'll tell you what I outsource and why. From there, you can decide if my strategy would also work for you.

No More “Take A Number, Take A Seat”: Examples Of Places That Use Queuing Systems

Forty or fifty years ago, if you got in line for something (or "queued up," as the British say), you had to take a number and take a seat. It was frustrating, having to wait forever to hear your number called, and if your number was called while you were in the restroom or otherwise distracted, you were skipped and had to take a new number. Imagine how telephone call queues would have operated then; they would not have worked that way because it was always 1:1 customer to phone representative assistance. Read More 

A Guide To Architectural Coating Services

When you need to take great care of a property, it is always the little touches that make the biggest difference. There are protective coatings you can purchase that will help you get the most out of the property, prevent damage, and ensure its longevity. To this end, read the points below to learn about the different types of architectural coatings, how they can be helpful to you, and what you need to do to find a professional. Read More 

5 Reasons To Rent Porta Potties For Your Next Event

When putting together any kind of event, there is a lot of work and planning involved. Taking care of essential details ahead of time can help to avoid disaster on your event day. One need that is often overlooked is providing plenty of bathrooms for guests to use. If you feel your event space doesn't have adequate bathrooms, it's important to find a solution. Renting porta potties is a great option for a convenient way to add more bathrooms for your event. Read More 

3 Tips For Using Folding Carton Boxes For Shipping Out Your Beauty Products

If you are involved in the beauty business, then you might be looking for the perfect packaging to use when sending products to your customers. Folding carton boxes make great packaging for sending out beauty products; if you choose the right material and order from the right company, for example, you should not have to worry about them not being sturdy enough.  1. Make Sure They're the Right Size For one thing, put some thought into picking out and ordering folding carton boxes that are the appropriate size. Read More 

Choosing A Strain At The Dispensary: 3 Tips

After years of cannabis being as illegal as could be, it is now being legalized in state after state. As a result, legal dispensaries are popping up, selling to both medical and recreational users. Visiting a cannabis dispensary, where you can not only buy marijuana but can have your choice of dozens of strains, can be really exciting. But then it comes down to actually making the choice — which strain is right for you? Read More