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  • 4 Furnace Options For Homes With Harsh Winters

    When temperatures drop below freezing, there's nothing better than feeling the warmth and comfort of your own home. The heart of a warm home is typically in the form of a furnace. Not all furnaces are created equal and that's why it's important to choose a furnace that can get you through the harsh winter months. Each of the following four furnace features has different benefits for dealing with the bitter cold and ensuring that you have efficient heat through the winter months. [Read More]

  • Adherence To Schedule: 5 Mistakes Call Center Managers Make

    Adherence to schedule is one of the most common metrics that call center managers use to track their agents' performance. The measure shows the percentage of the scheduled online hours that the agent is available to work. With strict targets to meet, call center managers need to use this metric to stay in control, but that doesn't mean everyone uses the measure effectively. Make sure you aren't making any of the following common mistakes that can erode the value of this measure. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Let Employees Control Their Space When You Have An Open Office Plan

    The design of your office space can affect your employees' ability, motivation, and opportunity, all of which will directly impact their productivity and satisfaction. With so many design aspects to consider, such as color schemes, lighting, temperature control, and crowding, it is easy to overlook the importance of employee choice. But giving your employees control over their environment can help them feel more satisfied and experience less stress at work. With an open office plan, you may think that integrating your employees' individual styles into your overall theme may be impossible, but check out these three ways that you can allow your employees plenty of control while maintaining a cohesive look. [Read More]

  • 2 Considerations When You Bottle And Preserve Produce And Other Foods At Home

    Bottling your own fresh produce and other foods can take time, but it is worthwhile when you are able to enjoy the food all through the winter. Here are two aspects of the bottling process you need to consider to help make your preserving successful. Water Bath Canner or Pressure Canner According to the National Institutes of Health, vegetables that are canned (bottled) at home are a leading cause of food-borne botulism. [Read More]

  • 2 Packing Materials that Might Protect Your Bottom Line

    Do you make your living by finding great used merchandise and reselling it online? After you build a company website and hire a few employees to handle customer care, you might be ready to scour local estate sales for items other people can't live without. Unfortunately, if your shipped products don't get to customers in pristine condition, your business might have to foot the bill for damaged merchandise. You might be able to fend off product damage and keep your customers happy by investing in better shipping supplies. [Read More]

  • Tips For Successful Concrete Pressure Washing

    Whether you're trying to clean a concrete patio, garage floor or sidewalk, sometimes a pressure washer is the best tool for the job. In order for that pressure washer to be truly effective without damaging the concrete, though, you need to make sure that you're doing it properly. It all starts with having the right supplies and equipment. Here are some things that you should know before you rent a pressure washer to clean your concrete surfaces. [Read More]

  • 5 Documents To Get Translated Before Travelling Abroad With A Child

    Most travelers know the list of important documents that they should copy and take with them if they are going abroad. However, if you are going abroad with a child, there are several documents that you may want to have translated and notarized before you leave on your trip. Translating documents before you go can help tedious interactions, such as customs and renting a car, pass more quickly, which is important when traveling with a young child. [Read More]

  • How Can You Adapt Your Business's Website To Changing Search Algorithms?

    As the internet continues to expand, changes to the way websites are viewed, ranked, and searched are nearly constant -- and it can be difficult for growing businesses to keep up with these changes and remain competitive. If you're in the tarp or banner printing industry, your business may be particularly vulnerable to changes in these algorithms, as your business is so specific it can quickly fall to the bottom of a list of search engine results. [Read More]

  • How To Find Haunted Jewelry For Your Resell Business

    Buying and selling haunted items is a booming business in the paranormal field. If you are considering joining the forces and selling a few haunted items of your own, you may be wondering where you can find suitable merchandise. While private sellers are always a choice, there are other sources you may not have considered, like a jewelry pawn shop. These shops contain jewelry from all walks of life. It's likely that some of it is haunted. [Read More]

  • 4 Tips For Preparing Your Semi-Trailer For Winter Storage

    If you own and drive a semi-truck, you may decide to take the winter off to avoid a season of inclement weather. Before you store your semi-trailer, use the following four tips to ensure it is ready for use when it's time to hit the road in the spring. Empty Air Lines And Air Reservoir Tanks Before you store your trailer, you need to make sure your air lines and air reservoir tanks are empty. [Read More]