If there is one memento from our long ago wedding that my wife and I treasure more than any other, it is our wedding guest book. Nothing comes close to the significance contained in those pages. Til this day, we often take it off the bookshelf and sit back with a glass of wine and reminisce over the friends and family who lovingly signed those pages. The funny thing is that mo matter how many times we read those names, we always find one or two that we can't recall being at the reception. I can't attest that we aren't having senior members since people used to crash weddings in those days.
I would have to say that I have been to at least three different wedding receptions where the guests wound up rolling on the floors in very destructive melees. In each case the brawl began during or right after the ceremonial peeling off of the wedding garters. Somehow rather descriptive comments arose regarding the location of the garters that didn't sit well with the family members of the bride. I must say the combination of alcoholic beverages and suggestive rituals perform a perfect storm for controversy. Fortunately, at each instance I kept my presence at a safe distance.
I always considered wedding favors to be more of an annoyance than a gift. Admittedly, I definitely can be annoying myself. I am trying to say that the items usually are rather useless but you have to be seen leaving the reception with them or you appear to , what you really are, ungrateful. The last wedding I attended, however, went a long way in changing my position on the favors. They were these very attractive and useful wine corkers that I happen to have a real need for. Somehow (please don't ask) I got home and found four of them in my jacket pocket in lieu of the two I was supposed to have.
I certainly recall when they first appeared on the seen. I also recall that I immediately thought the use of disposable wedding cameras was the best idea I had ever seen used at a reception. The other thing I remember is that quite a few guests didn't know they were supposed to leave the cameras at the table to be collected by the new couple. Since it was a good friend's wedding I was recruited to contact all the guests to help retrieve the cameras. Because of my efforts, I was permitted to sit in on the viewing after the film was developed. I can't remember having more fun.
I go far enough back to remember when the wedding ceremonies were the same time after time. I probably witnessed nothing distinctive at the altar for at least thirty years. It is a breath of fresh air to see the thought and creativity put into the matrimonial sequence these days. From the unity candle ceremony to the colorful sand ceremony, the sacrament appears to have so much more sentiment and heartfelt meaning. I live individuality as opposed to the robotic path these weddings used to be like. New is good, old gets old.
I am a sucker for innovation. As soon as some new idea appears on the market, I'm waving my credit card after it. I probably could be diagnosed with some disorder or other. To let you know how bad it is becoming, I actually ordered these new wedding favor bags on line. The weird thing is that I am not planning a wedding. I guess when they arrive I'll have to wait for a friend or relative to send me a wedding invitation and I'll offer the bags to them. Then again, what if the bags don't coincide with the theme of the wedding? In any case, they really are quaint.
What could be cooler than having your guests enjoy a balmy evening on a tropical beach with island music in the air and the inspiration of the sound of gently rolling waves? Then you present them with sea shell place settings and colorful beach bags and other beach wedding favors. The perfect evening is one for all to remember, especially the bride and groom. How fortunate are we to have a source for exotic things like these favors? The same company offers an endless assortment wedding items that would challenge the most active of imaginations.
I often wonder how many wedding invitations are ordered and never used. I also had the experience of actually receiving a wedding invitation on a Tuesday and the wedding was called off on Thursday of the same week. It sets you off to trying to decipher what could have changed the mind of one or the other to make such a drastic decision. I think about the parents and families of the couple and the complications that follow. The only saving grace would be if they could at least recover the deposits for the church, the reception hall, the flowers etc. I know there had to be some heavy duty emotions involved.
If you ever want to see someone in bliss, keep you eyes on one of the most endearing things about a wedding. I am alluding to the one and only flower girl. Usually this sweet young lady is anywhere from four to eight years old and simply feels like she's walking on air as she floats down the aisle of the chapel. This is one of the many reasons Weddingstar takes great pride in the array of flower girl baskets. As one of their proudest product lines they are aware of the great pleasure this tradition represents. All you need do is see the gleam in the eyes of all the guests as they take in the sweetness of the occasion.
Very often it is nice to see that extra loving touch from people who like to share their good feelings and good fortune. This was what it felt like when the family of the bride and groom at the recent reception I was at conveyed when they took the care to provide lovely wedding favor boxes for the guests. It proves that it doesn't take an enormous effort to show appreciation and common good will. It is gestures of this sort that exemplify the quality of humanity that is all too often forgotten or hidden. That special human gift of generosity is something we all have but sometimes forget to express.
Here we go again. It wasn't good enough to give out favors at your wedding by leaving them at each seat around the table. Now we are feeling the peer pressure to have decorative and stylish wedding favor containers It is isn't as if I don't know that the purpose of every manufacturer and dealer to not only fill the needs of the consumer but to actually create needs. This theory was definitely supported by the cell phone industry creating a product into being a critical necessity in today's society. I couldn't imagine an existence without a cell phone. Now the apps are in the stage of making themselves must haves.
It seems that the on going competition to be different is healthy and strong in the wedding reception arena. We are now getting down to the nitty-gritty in finding totally unique wedding favors. From cake toppers to decorations to personalized napkins, I can give you a great secret that will reduce all of your searching and digging for an outrageous and endless selection for all these goodies. Weddingstar, the industry star of wedding needs is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when it comes to variety and fortunately price. You can cut your exploring time to a fraction of what you thought you were facing.
I am noticing that the last couple of decades have seen our nation become more and more influenced by other nations, especially European nations, in the area of wine consumption. This is evidenced by the emergence of hundreds of large beverage stores everywhere you look. I even attended a wedding recently that used decorative cork stoppers and etched glass coasters as wine wedding favors. One thing you can always count on is that there will always be the creative marketers out there that will provide us with products to keep up with the trends.
It will prove to be the best single thing that could possibly happen for the struggling economy if the current trend of credit loosening continues. With tools like unsecured business funding and a variety of small business loans, the creativity and ingenuity of the American people will continue to prevail. we have accomplished this before and most certainly will again. The frame of mind of the people is the most important factor in recovery. The attitude of the lenders must give cause for hope and help the actions of the people flourish.
My parents have set the bar pretty high when it comes to immortalizing their marriage. They actually use their wedding flutes every day as a token of their unity and successful relationship. I am not professing perfection here, they have their issues like every married couple. However, they work really hard at controlling negative situations. I don't know exactly what techniques for peacemaking that they employ, but I keep telling them they should write a couples manual and spread the knowledge. My mom says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I don't get it. They live in California.
I could take my wife to fifty weddings and at each and every one, her focus would be on the selection of wedding centerpieces as if everything else there didn't exist. First of all she is a freak for flowers. Next, if you look in out china closet, you will see the largest collection of vases you could ever imagine. Look under each vase and you will see the names of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. If ever, I suggest moving them into storage, I am putting my life at risk. She says she'd rather put me in storage instead.
I can't say that I even remotely understand how the process works for unsecured business loans. One thing I am certain of is that the lenders have definite ways of being very sure the loans will be honored. I do know that I am interested in securing almost any type of funding I could receive. I am on the brink of bringing in a very large client who could make the future of my company almost guaranteed. I do, however, need the funding to set up what this client needs. I am hoping that if I can show a signed contract it will be enough to have me qualify for a loan.
How did we let things get so far out of hand? Didn't we have the slightest clue that our homes couldn't go up 25% a year forever? Once again the old "Head in the sand" trick didn't work. Are we really that naive? Apparently so. We are now crippled with debt and struggling to keep afloat. I guess it's true that history keeps repeating itself. There is no doubt that we are a sick nation and the ailments won't disappear on their own. We need healthy alternatives to commence the healing. Unsecured small business loans would certainly be a major step in the right direction. Don't you agree?
found it to be very curious to see a practically brand new dental practice for sale. Why would people go through the arduous trouble of setting up such an intricate operation only to turn around and sell it right away. I had no intention to buy it or even know anyone who would, but my curiosity got the best of me and I had to find out what was up. Don't ask me why I got this involved, I can't really give you a solid answer. The truth was that I was just plain being nosy. As it turned out, the dentist who was supposed to practice there was involved in a terrible auto accident and his dexterity was challenged, leaving him unable to ply his trade.
One of my favorite, yet haunting, adages is "a word to the wise is sufficient." I was the owner of a small plumbing service company about ten years ago. By small, I mean it was myself and two other plumbers. It was a successful enough to make the three of us a decent living. On many occasions, the other two made out better than I did. I decided to sell it by myself. I later learned that I gave it away and should have consulted with a broker as to its value. Yesterday, I heard that my brother was selling his dental practice so I immediately advised him to contact a professional and obtain a dental practice valuation.
To revisit an old but accurate way of relating something , I would like to put it like this, " There's software and then there's software." I have a grandmother in a senior living facility that is apparently sharper than the administrators there. They were struggling with the software they were using since they were finding themselves entering and re-entering the same data over and over again do to glitches in the program itself. Whoever wrote the software was either behind the time in the technology or simply not adept. My little old grandma informed them about Right Click and they now have the best senior living software installed in their system and are thrilled with it's performance.
I almost never see a great side by side UTV on the road, but every once in a blue moon one goes zooming by me on the highway. I have always had a passion for motorcycles but my level of fear in driving one surpassed my desire to buy one. The side by sides, on the other hand, seem to be the exact ticket for me. The balance factor I fear on a two-wheeler is eliminated with the attached side car. I think I may finally be ready to experience the wind in my hair and face for the first time in my driving life. Open road, here I come.
The first name that comes to mind in any industry is a position that every company or organization is vying to become. A strong case in point is a temperature monitoring company called FreshLoc Technologies. The most advantageous thing that could happen to any entity, whether it be business or otherwise, would to become generic in the mind of the public. In the another sense, I would recognize this as branding which has become the catch word in all types of advertising these days. You see this every day in different products like Coke or Vaseline or Corn Flakes.
I don't care who it is, just about every person who walks into a used car dealership wishes they were invisible and could browse uninterrupted. They don't want the slick haired suit with spit polished shoes breathing down their necks or tailing them throughout the lot. Believe it or not there is an outfit called Auto USA that I visited while looking at used cars in Irving, Texas that had the most professional and respectful staff of any dealer I have ever been to. In addition they offered the most uncomplicated and attractive financing ever. I couldn't believe how enjoyable the process was when I purchased my late model vehicle there last spring.
How often do you find yourself wondering whether to purchase something brand new or look into buying it used? If you really stop and investigate the pros and cons, you can see the advantage in buying used for some items and new for others. take something simple like a bicycle. Why spend $700 on a new one when you can get one a year or two old for less than half the price. Cars on the other hand seem to be a bit more risky to most people. This is one area where I differ from most. I deal with Auto USA Texas and feel better about there pristine honest dealership than I do about new card dealers. This is bold, but true.
It isn't every day that you hear people tout the satisfaction of many companies in any retail business. This is even more of a rarity when it comes to the used car industry. So, you can imagine how surprising it was when I was discussing buying a previously owned vehicle to hear superlative comments about a used car dealership in Texas. The most glaring and memorable one was when my ultra conservative mother-in -law blurted out "I definitely trust Auto USA!" This woman has a hard time trusting that the tome is accurate on her wrist watch. Her endorsement alone was more than enough to convince me where to buy.
I am really excited about picking up stakes and moving my company and family to the Big "D". I spent time in Texas while I was being schooled in pharmacy by the US Army. I grew very fond of the people and environment. Even though I was stationed in San Antonio, I got to visit the other big cities since I was there almost a full year. I vowed that I would return to the fair state some day. Now that I am moving there my wife made me promise to employ a Dallas office cleaning company or she and the children wouldn't get on the plane with me.
I am very confused about where I will be moving to. I am tired of shoveling snow and I want to escape living in the mid west and must get out of here soon before the those big white flakes start falling. Time is definitely of the essence. Tick-tock and before you know it a big nor-easter will bring in the white stuff and blanket the area. I can't decide between California and Nevada. At least I narrowed it down tom those two states. Come to think of it, the more I look at the great deals on Las Vegas condos, the more I realize my decision has been made.
If you live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and you have this awful suspicion that there may be a leak of sort in your roof, don't let the fear get the best of you. If you really want to have faith in a company that will give you an honest repair or replacement estimate look into this Dallas roofing company and put the uncertainty to rest. We are all so wary these days to deal with everything from plumbing repairs to computer repairs. This is why you should feel fortunate that you came across these people to at least know you will be treated fairly and honestly when it comes to your roof.
It seems like all my life, I have been searching for the perfect spot for retirement. I know it is rather unusual, but this has been on my mind since my early twenties. I keep imagining living in a place of beauty and style and having no lawn to cut and no roof to repair among many other annoying and troublesome tasks related to owning a home. I am now becoming excited since I am ready to retire and attempt to fulfill my dream. I even found the perfect spot. As you may have guessed, I am looking to get into one of the very luxurious Las Vegas high rise condos. What better place to enjoy the rest of my life. The city has so much to offer and I am more than willing to receive it all.
In the event you are considering to apply for a business line of credit, I feel it is my duty due to my experience with my line to inform you of what I have learned. The first time I went for such a line, my belief was to get as much as possible and fill my coffers. After accounting for the costs and the unrealistic sense of having a ton of cash at my disposal, I realized it would actually be much more prudent to have a lower figure to deal with. We are all human and having too much too soon has proven to be a disaster in many arenas, whether it be the spoiled little rich kid or the habitual shopper. Trust me and ask for less than your first instinct, build a history of serving it perfectly so when the day comes that you really need more, it will be easily available.
The new breed of small business loans is upon us. Back in a day, my small farm supply business was the recipient of the first SBA (Small Business Administration) loan issued by this bank in Van Nuys, Ca. We were basically pioneers for the area. We were so closely monitored and literally harassed by hundreds of onlookers for months. I started to wish we had never applied. The bank ordered quarterly audits which resulted in enormous accounting bill that were so dear that we could have made four monthly payments on the loan had they not been necessary. I finally convinced an SBA official that the audit fees would lead toward our missing payments and he discontinued them. I hope the new loans outside the government restraints go more smoothly.
Call it what you wish, funding, credit line, business loan or whatever. We're talking about obtaining working capital for the benefit of utilizing money to help a business thrive. Long before any of us starts any type of business, we must be aware of how and when the capital will be available to make it happen. We have to have a business plan that will spell out the hows and whys it will work. Just throwing a shingle on a door won't cut it. Businesses take time to form and need time to generate the revenue to be self sufficient much less profitable. I see all forms of financing ending up as merely being working capital.
Just when you think all is lost, up pops someone who actually is concerned with somebody's well being other than themselves. My 78 year old aunt had heard through the family grapevine that my contractors business was having financial problems. She lives on a small social security pension so I know it's not to offer me money. I figured she was just being nice and trying to console me. Boy, did I underestimate her. She practically ordered me to get on the Hawkeye Management website and look for something she called unsecured business funding. I was good nephew and did as I was told. Now i sitting here with funding to carry me through the rough spot and maybe even expand a bit.
We often tell our children that there really is no such thing as a money tree when they ask for trivial things. As we get involved in day to day business, we begin to realize that at least in a symbolic way there is a tree. This tree must be nurtured and watered or there will be no leaves. These leaves may be regarded as dollars. If you do the work, the tree grows and the leaves multiply and will bear seeds which will perpetuate more trees. And so it goes in the world of business. This is the essential theory in unsecured business loans. The lenders help you water the tree and your interest payments add to their growth. It's something similar to the circle of life.
"To each his own" is probably one of the most prolific statements we hear over and over again. The fact is that it is and always be one of the most poignant statements that will ever be made. One case in point is a mailing campaign my partner and I set out on was supposed to be a simple undertaking and wound up being a tangled mess. We got in so deep with confusion and mistakes that we thought we'd never recover. You can bet your last dollar that the next time we get a bright idea like doing something like that ourselves we will think twice, maybe three times. From here on out it's professional direct mail services for us.
There are times in one's life that bring such a deep and profound joy that you want the moment to never end. Unfortunately, they are too far and few between. The great joy experienced during these emotional gifts are some of the greatest earthly treasures we will ever receive. Such was the case recently when I witnessed this heavenly sand ceremony performed at the altar in this fairy tale like chapel during a friend's wedding. It really is beautiful to watch human beings relating on a platform of love and concern. It magnifies in my mind the terrible atrocities and horrible inflictions we are capable of wielding upon each other. How could we" Why do we?
If there is anything I look forward to when I am invited to weddings, it is the wedding cake toppers. I find it very interesting trying to figure out why the couples chose to select certain themes. I have seen a huge variety in these toppers over the past few years. It brings me to wonder what the next fad will be. Every time I think they can't come up with something new for these receptions, there it is a great new idea. It makes one realize that the impetus to create new products for any market should never be underestimated. The desire to invent is a never ending story. I guess, I'll just have to wait and see what's next.
If ever I heard an oxymoron it was last month when a colleague of mine stated that his daughter's reception hall was going to have simple wedding decorations. Boy, is he in store for a shock. I know his daughter and wife pretty well. If he thinks the decorations will be simple, there's something else that's pretty simple. Yeah, you got that right. It's him. The last time I saw simple things done at a wedding it was when the groom was carrying a club while dressed in his loin cloth. Well if it suits him to believe that it will be understated, wait until he sees the credit card bills.
When I was a child, I was always curious as to why my mother never used this very ornate and beautiful set of dinnerware that she kept displayed in our cupboard. She talked about them coming from her grandmother all the time. Finally, I asked her what the deal was. She said she was saving them for a special occasion. I replied " what could be more of a special occasion than my sister's wedding dinner?" " You didn't even use them then." She shushed me. Then one day, I got this urge to buy these personalized napkins I saw on line. They are really a work of art. They were so cool,For several months now, I just can't get myself to use them. Now I know what the deal is.
It is that time of the year when workers begin looking forward to the holidays and especially their anticipated bonuses. They are not concerned with any financial difficulties your company may be having. They want goodies and they want them soon. It would be a wise thing to be aware of in your realm of employee engagement to make them aware of as soon as possible if you can not meet their expectations. From my prospective, bad news plays out better early than late. At least they won't run out and build up debt when there will be no cash to settle it. Take a word from the wise, I have been there.
When the time finally arrives for you to establish that long awaited business you always wanted, be sure to have a plan for letting the world know you are there. If you are depending on a website to bring in revenue, have a plan for optimization. If you are opening a retail shop and you are depending on foot traffic . Do something to attract attention. Most of all, if you want positive and rapid recognition, you must develop a dialogue of personal word of mouth marketing so it can take on a life of its own and bring exposure to your business. In other words, you can't sit back and wait for the world to beat a path to you, You have to build the road.
I met an enormously interesting man three years ago while visiting a friend in south Florida. He was eighty -two years old and honestly appeared to be no more than fifty-five. His story was movie material. He came to America with less than three dollars to his name after escaping the tyranny of Nazi Germany. He witnessed his sister and mother being killed in a forest as the three of them sought refuge. Two decades later, he had become one of our nation's largest sweater manufactures and also one of our most respected art collectors and sponsor of the arts. I'm sure there was no such advantage like unsecured business funding back when he started. He said he convinced himself to work hard and to not spend money loosely until the money was not an issue.
I think I would love to make selling unsecured small business loans my life's work. It would almost like being a wedding photographer. Every day you will be setting out to add joy to someone's life. Consequently, being surrounded by happiness, take a wild guess how it would affect you. Of course, there will be the occasional rejection for the loan. The way I see it, that's what having an assistant for. Just kidding. I'm sure ther will be oodles more good times than bad, At least I truly hope so.
We are finally seeing some signs of hope for the economic recovery. With the reappearance of small business loans, it seems the eggs may be cracking and some new ideas are hatching. It really would be a fabulous time for trust and confidence to begin to replace fear and skepticism Given the right tools, America will make it happen just as we have several times before. We do however, have to be more careful on our monitoring of our manipulative money tricksters. It is apparent that there will always be those that seek gimmickry and sneaky ways to separate us from our dollars. These characters are so creative at the shell game that we must remain on our toes.
I have been wracking my brain trying to understand how our supposedly austere Security Exchange Commission could allow the Bernie Madoffs and the Mortgage mongers take us on such a downhill slope. I only pray that there were no payoffs. Although I sometimes think we'd be better off if there were. It might prove that the system wasn't that broken. We need to have guarantees that a disaster like what happened to the real estate market, never happens again. The one sign I see that attempts to show the return of faith in the people is the appearance of unsecured business lines of credit. Let's show we deserve the display of confidence.
If there were one area of change that could hasten the economic recovery, it would have to be the climate of the lenders warming up and loosening the knotted purse strings. The feeling of many people is that the people of American small businesses are tremendously creative and would definitely expand the job market if they had the capital to do so. We are beginning to hear about some of us obtaining an unsecured business line of credit. Kudos to those that are restoring their faith in the dynamic of the entrepreneurs that made this country flourish for centuries. No risk, no gain is definitely applicable here.
Who would ever think that the highlight of my summer vacation would have anything to do with bathroom renovations Vancouver. The situation presented itself when my older brother and I visited our 88 year old aunt in Canada and noticed she was upset at the condition of the guest bathroom. She wanted to have it updated for some time according to our mom. Before we got there we secretly ordered some materials and had them delivered to her friendly neighbor. We had our mom take our aunt on a three day excursion in BC and went to work. The look on her face when she was returned and saw the renovation was just about the biggest reward we could ever want for our efforts.
When i read about the jobs situation I go back in my mind and realize the significance of the meaning of the word "million." We toss it around like it's a baseball or football score. The hard truth is that these numbers are devastating for a nation as proud and productive as ours. I don't care if the job is sweeping a garage or generator testing, there must be some way people can find to put food on the table and keep the roof over their heads. It sickens me with fear and disgust that we have come so far and yet are subject to the greed and avarice of those sub-human pigs who pushed us into this abyss with no respect or concern other than their personal gain. You know who I'm talking about.
Has anyone stopped to consider what effect the advent of electric cars will have on the job market. With government regulations forcing higher and higher fuel efficiency on auto manufacturers, we will certainly be seeing more and more battery powered vehicles. So, what do we do with the couple of million mechanics that are working today? They will have to be retrained in jobs like EV testing and whatever these new technologies require. I don't see this as being a readily viable option. I fear will see another rise in unemployment and yet another dilemma for our nation. Surely there are immense benefits to electric cars, but it wouldn't hurt to manage the transition wisely.
It seems the wave or the trend is to shop for just about anything on line these days. You can look for everything from nylon stockings to unsecured business lines of credit. The brick and mortar days are quickly disappearing. I don't know what's growing faster, the online sales or the delivery services. Pretty soon we will be entering the Yule season and I'm wondering if the retailers that are on line will be playing carols like the department stores always do. There certainly will be a big void in our lives when the buildings close up. Even though we complain about the snow, the traffic, the parking and the hordes, My guess is we'll miss it all terribly.
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you.......... Believe it or not, some lending institutions are doling out an unsecured business line of credit every day to some very fortunate people. I'm not too sure if you must be donned in a white robe and sandals or simply taking a stroll across your local pond to qualify for this tool. My guess is you'd better be squeaky clean before you even think about it. It's not every day that you come upon easy money. Usually you have to pledge at least your first born to secure a loan of any kind these days. I see no harm in looking into this product. Just don't get you hopes up too high.
There are so many things going on in the world each and every day. We are totally oblivious to most of them because we walk around with our thoughts focused on only what we think has an immediate effect on us.The hot dog vendor on a corner of Manhattan is concerned with how many dogs he will move. The cab drive in Toledo is trying to estimate his tip. When was the last time you were wondering about the roof on a building? The guy working for a Dallas roofing company notices them all the time. The point is that we all are, each and every one of us, guilty of having special interests.
After high school, I thought I was the sharpest knife in the drawer. I figured, why waste my time going to or even trying to get into college. I had all these super duper ideas to market all kinds of things and make my fortune by 25 instead of 65. Well as reality would have it, here I am with my shoes shined, my tie straight and enough cologne to fill a small fuel tank. Yep! I am questing my status in that drawer. I am selling used cars in Arlington Texas. I do however attend night classes ans intend to build that fortune no matter how long it takes.