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Landlord Tips: Creating a Sense of Community Inside of Your Apartment Complex

Landlord Tips: Creating a Sense of Community Inside of Your Apartment Complex

A community by definition means a social group who share a common locality. As a landlord it is to your benefit to promote the social side of your community. This helps to build strong ties that bind the residents together and keeps your rental turnover low. The Decline of Community Technology has had a strong negative impact on physical communities all over the world. People have become more accustomed to building strong ties online, while forgetting about the person living right next door. You can use this trend to your building's advantage by setting up a social network page where your tenants can begin to get to know one another in an environment they are already comfortable with. Signs of a Strong Community When you enter an apartment complex you can tell almost immediately when the residents are cohesive. In a community, the residents smile and greet each other and

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Keeping Your College Funded With Timely Tuition Payments

Keeping Your College Funded With Timely Tuition Payments

It is nice to think that your students and parents non-payment of tuition was just an oversight, with busy schedules causing them to forget that the tuition was due. Yet the reality is that it should not be acceptable for any educational institutional to have to wait until it is convenient for the parent to pay the expected tuition fees. The money collected for student tuition is used to cover all the costs related to educating children and young adults. Most likely already earmarked for expenses such as utility bills or new books, schools are dependent on those fees to stay in business and continue education programs. To ensure prompt payments try implementing policies and procedures that will help to keep the needs of your school at the forefront of the parents and students minds. Be Firm As much as you may want to be understanding of a families sudden

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Small Business Solutions Using Voice Broadcasting

Small Business Solutions Using Voice Broadcasting

Just a heads that it is important as a business to follow all the FCC and your state laws regarding sending automated phone calls or texts. You need to make sure your customers have opted in to receive any kind of message from you, and never send any kind of unsolicited message. For texting you can have your customers opt-in to a list via text message, for example text COMPANY NAME to 80123 (ourshort code), which will opt them in to receive alerts from you. For phone calls you need expressed written consent from them agreeing to receive your messages. In order to survive in the small business world owners have to be quick on their feet to think outside of the box. Competition is fierce and in order to retain your customer base you have to be able to offer them something that nobody else, or at least not

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Putting a Stop to the School Bully

Putting a Stop to the School Bully

Being bullied at school is a threat to a child’s mental and physical health as well as their self-esteem and ability to learn. Their sense of security is threatened as one of the few places where they are supposed to feel safe is now fraught with fear and anxiety. In order to turn this around, children who are the victims of a bully need be able to regain some control over their life. In the last few years, school bullying has turned from stealing someone’s lunch money, to harmful physical violence. This escalation in the severity of bullying calls for drastic measures on the part of school officials, police officers and parents. The problem that officials and parents are facing is the reluctance of children to report a bully. It is suggested that this is due to a lack of confidence that the adult will intervene on the victims behalf.

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Cutting Company Costs With Employee Notifications

Cutting Company Costs With Employee Notifications

It makes no difference the size of your company, big or small you need a way to stay connected to your employees. Every industry imaginable from restaurants to manufacturing plants can benefit from a reliable method of keeping employees informed. Consistent communication is the cornerstone to building strong employee relationships. All businesses rely on communication to operate. Employees need to be informed of key changes in procedures, shift adjustments, and closings in the event of an emergency. A business owner can cut his costs while at the same time improving his employee communications by signing up with a mass notification service. Every successful business man or woman will tell you that time is money, and when you need to relay an important message to a large group of employees it can take time. Looking for phone numbers or planning meetings wastes precious resources that could be better spent building your

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Understanding E-Rate Discounts and How Your School May Benefit

Understanding E-Rate Discounts and How Your School May Benefit

Since 1998 E-Rate has been ensuring that every school-aged child is getting the full benefit of having internet access inside of their schools. What are E-Rate Discounts? E-Rate was developed by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, in 1997 as a way of providing internet access and other modern communication technology to libraries and schools across the nation. Each year $2.25 billion is spent to ensure that every American has the benefit of new information technology. The E-Rate is able to accomplish this by providing discounts of up to 90% on the tools needed to set up telecommunications and internet access inside schools and libraries. Who is Eligible for E-Rate? Any non-profit public or private school can receive that E-Rate discount as well as non-profit libraries. Priority is given to those schools that are severely behind in communication technologies. In order to determine the amount of discount a school may

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Second Annual Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest Is Now Live!

Second Annual Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest Is Now Live!

We are pleased to announce that our second annual Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest is now live – college students will have a chance at winning one of four (4) $500 scholarships. Last year when we decided to offer a college scholarship we had no idea that it would be as popular as it was. Over 11,000 students submitted an entry that explained, in 140 character or less, how advances in technology have helped improve the education system – four winners were picked and each received a $500 scholarship to put towards the 2013 Fall semester. Our second annual Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest will keep the same Twitter-inspired 140 characters or less entry requirement. Students who are attending college during the upcoming 2014 Fall semester can enter to win one of the four (4) $500 scholarships. This year's contest topic is to, in 140 characters or less, explain the

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The Allure of SMS Text Messaging as an Appointment Reminder For Physicians

The Allure of SMS Text Messaging as an Appointment Reminder For Physicians

Medical practices are now estimating that yearly, they are losing up to $150,000 due to patient no-shows. In multi-physician facilities and clinics the amount can easily surpass $1 million. As one clinic reports that they had 14,000 no-shows over the course of one year, a staggering number that could be reduced by automated SMS text messages. Regardless of the size of the practice, profits are being lost due to the overwhelmingly amount of patients who cannot keep an appointment. Why Use SMS Text The act of notifying patients of an appointment is a time consuming task when taken on by a receptionist or secretary. That time could be spent doing other pressing office work if the physician utilizes SMS text messaging as a tool to remind patients of upcoming appointments. In the past, physicians relied on sending postcards as an appointment reminder. Not only was this a time consuming task,

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Rabbis Embrace Technology with Automated Synagogue Notifications

Rabbis Embrace Technology with Automated Synagogue Notifications

Although Rabbi is the Hebrew word for teacher, his role is much more complex in the Jewish community. Besides leading Shabbat services and those on High Holy Day he is the officiator of major life events such as Bar and Bat Mizvahs, baby naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals. In addition to his role as the religious leader, he is also looked to as a community leader, and with that comes even more responsibility. In order to be an effective leader, Rabbi’s have had to broaden their scope of abilities in order to meet the increasing demands of their roles. They have had to learn to speak publicly, read spread sheets, and organize fundraising campaigns all while keeping in touch with their congregation and running their synagogues day to day meetings and prayers. Attempting to keep up with all of these additional duties can be difficult and time consuming, which is

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Increase College Enrollment with Automated Back To School Messages

Increase College Enrollment with Automated Back To School Messages

Each summer, admissions offices in colleges and universities across the country grapple with the loss of admitted students who suddenly change their mind. This can be due to any number of factors. In the past, there was little contact between a college and its upcoming freshman class during the time period between acceptance and enrollment, a custom which is now showing to have a negative impact on new student enrollment in the Fall. There are a number of factors that could change the mind of a teenager after he or she has committed to your school. You may not have been top choice, and now the top choice has admitted them off of the wait list. Another factor could be financial, as they start to take into account living away from home with little time to find and keep a job. In fact, studies show that potential college students coming

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