Halloween does not have to be just for the kids. This is the perfect holiday to let the kid in you don a Superman cape and have some fun with your friends. If you are thinking about kicking the holiday season off early this year with a Halloween party at your home here are some tips to ensure that all your ghosts and goblin friends can make it, and that they have a frighteningly good time.
Pick a Theme: This is not as corny as it may sound. When it comes to playing dress-up, grown-ups need a little more coaxing than kids do. Go traditional with a scary monster theme, or pick a decade. The '70's were fun or go old school with a '20's theme. Once you give your invitees a nudge in the right direction, they will come up with their own creative costumes.
Choose the Date: Halloween is the wrong night to throw a Halloween party. For one, you are going to spend half the night doling out candies to young trick-or-treaters. Secondly, a good amount of the people you want to come are going to have to bow out in order to do the same at their home. Pick a Friday or Saturday night before Halloween for your party. This will let you give your full attention to all of your guests, plus no worries about getting up early for work the next day.[click to continue...]
The very definition of emergency implies that it will come up at the most inopportune time and when you least expect it. When you have the DialMyCalls mobile app already loaded on your iPhone or Android it won't make a difference where you are when impending disaster looms, you will still be able to broadcast your emergency message to everyone in your contact list.
Voice and text message broadcasting is a great tool to have when you need to quickly get in touch with multiple people right away. Communities, schools and businesses are all using DialMyCalls to alert their members and staff about imminent emergency situations and how to react to it. Now with it available as a free mobile app, your DialMyCalls account can be accessed quickly no matter where you are when you first get the news.[click to continue...]
Apartment building living has security issues that are not present for homeowners. Complexes are often the target of crime, as it is assumed that the tenants inside are mostly seniors or single women. As a landlord it is in your best interest to keep your building as secure as possible. Not only to help keep the tenants and their belongings safe, but also to protect yourself against any liability if an unfortunate robbery or attack was to occur.
Securing the Building
- Strengthen the Perimeter: Starting from the outside make your building as unattractive to undesirables as possible. This means having adequate lighting around the entire building. Also check ground floor entry points and make sure that they are fastened with additional locking devices. Fire escapes can be a potential hazard as well, so be sure that they are inaccessible from the ground.
As we are entering a new realm of cloud-based internet services, we are seeing the disappearance of installed software. It is now believed that the convenience and ease of these on-line services will eventually lead to software being sold as a service as opposed to as a product.
This SaaS (Software as a Service) approach is being embraced by businesses and industries of every type and size for a number of compelling reasons:
When you use web-based software there are no upfront costs or investments needed - you no longer need to buy multiple software packages for all of the desktops used in your business. Ongoing costs are also minimized as the provider of your online service is taking care of any maintenance issues. With traditional software you might need to install additional hardware to support the program adding to the overhead.[click to continue...]
Staying in touch with your class room parents and maintaining positive communication is a top priority for every teacher. You can make it easy on yourself and the parents by using modern methods like SMS text messaging regularly. By setting in place clear lines of communication from the start of the school year you can expect a supportive group of parents who are willing to work with you in educating their children.
The First Week
In order to effectively use SMS text messaging to stay in touch with your student's parents, you will first need to ask for mobile phone numbers. Use open house night at school as your opportunity to first broach the subject of text messaging with the parents and ask that they provide you with the information you need. You will be surprised at the large number of parents who will show enthusiasm for your innovative approach to staying in touch with them.[click to continue...]
The new revolution of business has become faceless. With the amount of sales being done online and through phones it has become difficult to retain customers with a friendly smile and hand shake. Today's retail and service industry has to be creative and use modern technology to build and then retain a strong customer base. Not just one that keeps coming back, but one that will also feel so good about you that they refer you to their friends.
The most effective way of retaining customer loyalty is to gently remind them of your goods or services. This can be done discreetly and without being obtrusive using a customer notification system. Unlike push notifications, automated customer notifications can relay a sense of personalization that is more appealing in this cold computer age.
Let your customers know that you offer automated notifications via phone call or text message and have them opt-in to receive those messages. Opting in can be done via SMS keyword for text messages or by having them agree to receive the phone calls with a sign up form on your website or in your store.
The most obvious text message you can send to a group of your consumers would be to inform them of a sale or special offer that is just for them. To make yours stand out against your competitors make sure it has a personal touch.[click to continue...]
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