I am not convinced that unsecured business loans are the answer to the acceleration of our economic recovery. What if they get out of hand in a way similar to the cavalier way home loans were given out? It could possibly lead to a deepening of the recession, if not a depression. I am not saying they wouldn't be very helpful to the deserving businesses. I am simply saying that caution is advised. If they are going to help, they must be much better administrated than the home loans were. Properly handled, they can be extremely constructive and create millions of jobs. I say we try them, but we watch them very, very carefully. May a word to the wise be sufficient.
I thought for certain I had an ample amount of wax to be removed from my ears. I could have sworn I heard someone say that banks were actually offering unsecured business lines of credt. Of course, I must have been mistaken. Just to verify I was wrong, I called a friend that listens to the same radio station and asked what he heard. Awe and shock set in when he stated that I heard right. Some of the big banks were taking the initiative and going out on a limb offering such things. He did, however, advise that I consult with a loan brokerage house to assist in any applications I might have in mind.
Five years ago I was involved with a marketing company based in Las Vegas. I had to attend several meetings over a four day span. The meetings took up only a portion of the days hours. I decided to venture off and sample the daily lifestyle there as opposed to becoming a casino rat. They were building this very promisng project called Turnberry Towers. I became thoroughly intrigued by how they would turn out. I almost made a pre-completion offer on one of the units. Since then, condos in Las Vegas have come down somewhat in value. I guess I might have lost a bit of equity back then. Nonetheless, I am ready now to go forward with an offer on one of these spectacular residents.
After visiting The Turnberry Towers last fall. I simply can not rest until I bring my family there to see if they reach the same level of excitement I experienced from them. The real estate recession has made these masterpiece residents come within my economic range of affordability. To tell the truth, the pricing makes me feel like I could steal one of these beautiful Las Vegas luxury Condos. My wife and kids tell me I am becoming annoying with my rambling on about them. I finally got them to agree to join me on a return trip to the Towers. I am totally confident they will succumb to the allure, just as I did.
Being a somewhat less than industrious type (maybe even lazy). At times, being less than energetic can be quite difficult. It takes a great deal of creativity to avoid the daily tasks in life. I remember when I first (and last) mowed a lawn. It was intensely excrutiating. I vowed to never do it again. I told my wife I would work the extra hours at the office to pay for a gardener. So I worked half a day every Saturday to avoid a half hour of mowing. It has always been my dream to buy one of those Las Vegas High Rise Condos so I would never face any type of yard work or roof repairs or anything remotely connected to home maintenance. After seeing the Turnberry Towers, I think I finally convinced my wife to do it.
Just as I expected, they are finding an endless number of uses for the "cloud." Companies like FreshLoc out of Dallas are now using the "cloud" for wireless temperature monitoring. Can you imagine that out there in cyberspace there is an entity incredibly and accurately monitoring the temperature in hospitals, pharmacies, restaurants and numerous other places with unsurpassed precision. They can probably cook a roast in your oven or get your bath water just so. I don't know where all of this technology will end or if it ever will.I hope I live long enough to watch them actually beam up Scotty.
I don't want to appear to be totally self serving, but I am really getting excited at the possibility of moving to Las Vegas since properties have become more affordable there. Take the magnificent 45 story Turnberry Towers. I can't believe my dream of owning one of the super luxurious Las Vegas condos can actually become a reality. My brother-in-law tried to convince my wife and me to move there while they just finished building them in 2008. I never even looked at the prices. I automatically figured they were out of my league. Now here I am packing to go there to make an offer. Life is good.
One thing I am having great difficulty with is the home values in Dallas. It seems, someone once asked "How can I sell a home fast in Dallas?" more than likely someone responded "lowball it." This is such a super city in such a great state. I don't get why you get so much cluck for your buck there. Could it be that the people are just honest and don't want to gouge each other? Or is it that the residential market was over built? All I can say is that the quality of life in Dallas is second to none and it will always remain a bit of a mystery to me why their homes are so resaonable.
Big "D" my oh, yes. That's what I'm talking about.I asked a friend, who lived in Ft. Worth, how I could sell my home fast in Dallas. He said I should tell everybody that a former Dallas Cowboy once lived there. I responded that I could never tell a lie like that. He asked what kind of lie I would tell. After a few laughs, we got serious and he told me about a ten year old real estate company called "My Fast Home Buyers,Inc." It sounded a bit cute to me. I thought he was pulling my leg. The truth is I looked into their reputaion on line and asked a bit around town about them. Sure enough, they made a great impression on many clients.
I know people buy side by sides for specific work requirements and they provide great service. I keep viewing them as a recreational vehicle. I just love their versatility and zipping around capability. I come from a part of the country where people treat their equipment like a family member. In my family, the side by sides are as important as the first born. My three brothers and two sisters and I all have one. As a matter of fact, my one brother has two. We have spent many a fun packed weekend racing and competing in all kinds of games with them.
Whether it is an ATV or a side by side UTV you are in the market for, you'll want to deal with a manufacturer that stands behind its product 100% and has a reputation for quality and selection. You especially are fortunate if you are in the great state of Texas where your best bet is Bennche. They have 24/7 on line parts ordering available and have the capability to make many of these vehicles street legal. Their range from motorcycles to UTV's offers you a vast selection to fill your specific needs.
If you are anywhere near the Dallas/Ft Worth area and you are interested in a roofing job from concrete tile to frisco roofing, you are reading the right blog. JNT is the most reputable and experienced company in the field. They have brought roofing to an art form. When I was a kid, I remember the offensive odor and disgusting appearance of the hot tar trucks that roamed the neighborhoods. They were just about the only method of repair available. The industry has since evolved to become more and more creative with a myriad of roofing options.
If you have been in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area in the last few years, you more than likely have seen at least a thousand homes and businesses that are satisfied customers of JNT Developers. They have spent many years developing the impeccable reputation they have earned in the area. In every industry, there exists a role model by which their example sets the bar for all competitors. When it comes to Dallas roofing, they are the entity by which all others are judged. It makes total sense to go go with the people who have set the standard in the event you need a new roof or simply require repairs.
One of the biggest risks a company can take in these stressful times of keeping your business afloat is security. There are so many deceptive elements out there attempting to steal whatever you have of value. Whether it be personal or business information or industry secrets that make you competitive, there is someone out there trying to pilfer it. This is why it is vital to deal with reputable people with solid track records. Valor, a company that performs Dallas janitorial services is exactly that. They are a company with impeccable integrity from the quality of their service to the respect for your intellectual properties.
While visiting the community performing arts center this week, it dawned on me that I had a solution to an age old problem they have been having. They exist more on donations than they do gate proceedings. Because of this they are always fiscally accountable to the sponsors. They put in way too many hours accounting for their stage props and costumes and all things related to creating the numbers on stage. It occurred to me that the furniture retail software used in the furnishings business would be a natural remedy for them. I immediately sent out an email to all the benefactors and we raised the funds. They have shown great appreciation to all of the patrons.
I can't believe what is going on. Every wedding you go to nowadays is like a competition to have the most ridiculous figurines atop yur cake. Whatever happened to the simple wedding cake toppers that respectfully represented the happy couple? They were either looking into each other's eyes or in a waltz movement. Now they're on motorcycles, horses, sky-diving or whatever else. I guess many old traditions are slipping away from us. It would seem that those of us that revered them and follow them must loosen the reins and face the facts. Times they are a-chang'n.
The most welcome business news I have read about in ages is the advent of green printing by a very community conscience outfit out of BC. To see people take the initiative on their own to make the world a better place for all of us is very inspiring. By sucking it up at their own expense and reducing the toxicity their processes formerly had produced, Metro Fine Printing set an example for industry world-wide to reach the level of putting humanity and the environment before the dollar.It is this kind of action that will help our planet heal.
My wife's family have had several different retail businesses. fro a local grocery store to a sophisticated furnishigs shop. They now have four different and unrelated businesses running simultaneously. I recently told them how furniture retail software would be such a big plus in lessening there work load. Also the concept of improving the efficiency of all their operations would give them some of their lives back. One of them had three sons in little league over the past decade and never attended even one game. They were thrilled that I was able to assist them in this way and now have a full time IT person overseeing all the stores.
Who would ever have thought, just a few years ago, that we would be loooking to wedding cake toppers as a source of interest whenever we were invited to a wedding? The old standard was the bride in a white gown and the groom in a tux giving their vows atop the the tiers. Now each wedding has an added dimension, since couples are being so creative with the toppers. One thing great about capitalistic countries is that innovation is ever-present. Every day, someone finds a new product and a new way to market it. People are always willing to spend on the latest trend. Newly weds are certainly no exception.
Well, well, I couldn't decide whether I was in the Bahamas or Margaritaville. From the steel band music to the salt on the rim of my glass, I was in a tropical paradise and I didn't want to catch a flight back home. The theme of those wedding decorations captured an island getaway feeling to the tee. Now that's what I call a good time. I also couldn't tell what was better, the main course or the dessert. They had all these resort type desserts in addition to the wedding cake. I thought I died and went to heaven. I had to check my pulse four or five times. Believe me, this was the best wedding I have ever attended.
I am one of those people that has a very difficult time visualizing large volume. When discussions come up involving the millions or worse billions, my head spins. A friend once asked me to estimate how many toothpicks a forty-five foot semi could carry. I stared into space for a moment and replied, "a lot." I recently was made aware of the volume of certain liquid pesticides that are around the country. I tried to visualize this gigantic tote mixer on the floor of a manufacturing plant. All I could come up with in my mind was a picture of the Wonka Chocolate Factory. You all know the scenes of the flowing chocolate and weird contraptions. What can I say? I'm probably not the only one who needs help. Am I?
I think we are finally seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the recession tunnel. When the term " unsecured business lines of credit " begins to enter converstions and tales of some small business actually getting them, I see that ray of hope. Financial institutions don't face this kind of exposure if there isn't darn good proof that they will profit by it. I'm sure due dilgence has been done in this area. If you are interested and a reasonible candidate for this instrument of finance , I advise that you seek the assistance of people like Hawkeye Management to guide your course.
Years ago, I ago I had the dream of opening my own art gallery. I was practically a starving artist and the only collateral I had for a loan was a twenty year old Chevy and twelve empty canvases. It sure would have been nice to have a company around like Hawkeye Management that could have helped with one of those fabulous unsecured business loans. Who knows how far I may have gone? I had to settle working with my dad at the furniture factory. Things did turn out alright since he and I now own four furniture outlets and we sell a few paintings from time to time.
I really like the new trend in wedding wedding cake toppers. Anytime you have the opportunity to add a touch of originality to an auspicious occassion such as a wedding, it's a fun thing to do. The last wedding I was at the cake had this pair of sumo wrestlers on top. It wasn't because the couple were obese, althought they took some ribbing for it. It was because they would be honeymooning in Japan. These kind of theme representaions are what add to the flavor of the event. I can't wait to see the next wedding cake.
The last time I looked, life was absolutely impossible without having 3 ring binders. I can't imagine the fall out if I didn't store all my vital data in a binder. What would your professor think if you showed up in class with a handfull of loose papers. I shudder to think of the consequences. Okay, so that's a little over the top. The fact is these binders really are helpful when you have the requirement to keep things organized. I also remember my younger sister treating her binder like it had the formula to world peace inside it. The fact is I was intrigued by her reverence for it.
If you ever want to witness one of the cutest collections of anything, come visit my little 3 year old niece's bedroom. This little darling is obsessed with, believe it or not, vinyl binders. My daughter brought her to a Target store last week. While all the other kids her age were pulling their moms toward the toy department, she was standing mesmerized in the staionery area, staring at the binders. Her room has an entire wall wide bookshelf filled with them. Many of them are filled with her drawings and family photos. I know it seems strange, but it's harmless and cute. I can think of a lot worse things collected by toddlers, specially some of the things little boys bring home.
Art can be represented in a million ways. One very common way is in the creation of wedding decorations. When taken seriously it can create a mood like nothing else. The matrimonial feeling can be very emotional to some. Especially the mother and father of the bride who almost always tear up as soon as they see the reception hall. The groom's parent are also known to well up. I have great respect for those who design these decorations and create a desired theme for the wedding couple. They almost always have very little time to accomplish such an important feat.
Non-profits are never without a struggle to survive. In a society that speaks so highly of charitable and community minded organizations, the hypocracy of the public is despicable. Certainly, there are a few who give unselfishly, but we must admit, they are usually of such extensive means that they either find tax relief in giving or have so much wealth the donation is unnoticed. I don't mean to be such a cynic, but the record supports my suspicions. When was the last time you heard of a non-profit recieving one of your bank's unsecured business loans? To the rare pure of heart out there who give for the art of giving, please forgive me.
Sometimes you have a picture in your mind when it comes to creating a motif for a room or place to display art or whatever. This setting is so imbedded in your mind that you simply can't settle for anything but your vision. I was at a home deco show in Vancouver a few years back and this company that did Vancouver interior design had an exhibit of their exceptional work that I can never forget. I know I took some photos of their display, but I can't find them. I guess I'll have to make another trip up there to find out their name and try to persuade them to travel to my gallery to do their thing.
The art of the use of the internet is so far beyond anything I will ever be capable of. I'm not talking about surfing or using search engines. I'm talking about getting your website optimized. A colleague uses SEO Toronto to maximize the visibilty of four or five of his business sites. He claims they are moving him up the ladder on the major search engines and his revenue has doubled in a few short months. I am going to pass this on to the board of our foundation to see if this is the road to take to perk up our rather sluggish stream of donations.
I have a real fear of chemical mixing. The chance of something drastic happening like a fire or worse an explosion frightens me to death. I was once in my lab in high school when one of my fellow students lost his eyesight becuse he carelessly mixed two re-agents that we were specifically told by our teacher to stay away from. I walked into the grand hall of the music center the other day and there was a crew there mixing paints for the refurbishing of the hall. I had to turn around and leave because of my nervous anticipation of what could go wrong. As phobias go, I guess I could have a worse one.
Very rearely, do you stumble upon something as common as a condo and view it as a work of art. That is exactly what I felt when I first visited a friend in his Burnaby condo in the Vancouver area. It was like they brought back I.M.Pei or Frank Lloyed Wright to remind us of what architecture should look like. The impeccable planning of this project is second to none I have ever seen. Now, I have to fight off the temptation to move there myself. If I could convince the family to do so, I certainly would. With my grand children in elementary school and my daughter working in my present location, I'm afraid it won't happen.
I felt I was becomong a real drag to my younger associates at the arts center. They shared a common interest with me in enjoying the works of the masters, but I was dragging my feet in their world. It took me forever to even obtain a cel phone. The thought of texting shook my boots. It wasn't until I visited one of their businesses that the usefullness of the technical world snapped me into reality. She was using furniture retail software right in front of my eyes. When I saw how easily she did five hours work in ten minutes, I was sold on learning more. Since then, I have replaced my old note pad for an iPad.
Watching the world progress has been an incredible experience. It is interesting to see the art world reflect the relative world. Before you know it there will be masterpieces of prominent figures holding smart phones in their portraits. I actually saw one of those wedding cake toppers with the couple portrayed as texting each other. The wedding was a techies' nirvana. It had all kinds of cyber devices floating overhead and techno music vibrating the dance floor. Gone are the days of conventional communication. I am a bit dismayed by the lack of real conversation these days. Then again, I'm simply from a different era.
It was one of the most enjoyable coincidences of my life. I was spending a soothing afternoon at a local museum. My soul seemed relaxed and transported to a place that exuded peace and tranquility. I saw this painting that was practically a replica of what I was visualizing. It was of a luxury wilderness resort where nature met man's elegance and blended into paradise. Two weeks later my sister calls and invites me to stay with her in BC for a few days. I jumped at the chance since I haven't seen her in a while. She picked me up at the airport. Instead of driving to her home, she surpriesd me and drove to a resort. It was the model for the painting I saw two weeks ago. I couldn't believe my good fortune.
Growing up in a small town had a few perks. In a day, the local banker knew you and your family and would sometimes base his lending decision on personal experience and character evaluation. I don't have to tell you that those days are long gone. Today, it takes dealing with a very special organiztion to have any option for unsecured business loans. This is an area where the highly professional and polished people of Hawkeye come in. You would have to search far and long to match the level of performance of such a firm. They will show you how to prepare and be equipped to accomplish your needs.
I have been a part of more decorating committees than I would have liked to be. It is a lose-lose situation. If the room turns out great, it is treated like it was supposed to be that way. If something goes wrong, people jump all over it. It reminds me of a friend that is an air traffic contoller. If all flights go perfectly well, nobody notices. When something goes wrong, the world is on your back. You just can't win. So when my niece asked me to assist in her wedding decorations, I found a way out. I do feel sort of bad, but I simply had my fill of that sort of thing.
When you are involved in the administration and coordination of an ample sized event, the responsibility and work load most certainly becomes overwhelming. After undergoing this type of stress for over ten years, I knew I had to either remove myself from the duties or find a more efficient and easier way to accomplish it. The older I get, the less energy there is to dedicate to something so monumental. My grandaughter actually informed me of event management software, talk about a blessing. Because of my little guardian angel, I have a few more years to stay active on the event committee. The icing on the cake is she really feels good about helping grandpa.