What Causes Copper Pipe to Fail?

download (19)Sadly, copper pipes don’t last forever, though they do last quite long, sometimes more than a lifetime. However, usually they’ll get around 25 years, and that’s if the water condition is conducive to the pipes. Changes in the chemistry of water can make it rough on copper pipes, and lead to copper pipe repair. In most cases they will not affect the quality of the water, but will certainly cause the property owner to lose money.

As the most commonly used material for plumbing systems, copper is easy to use and resists corrosion. It also is impermeable to gases and liquids which is an added bonus. For over 50 years, copper piping has been the go to material for domestic water supply, and it can be found in the majority of buildings today.

Anyone who notices warm spots on the floor, ceilings or walls, we carpeting, or very high water bills should consider that copper pipe repair many be needed. They should immediately contact a repair specialist for a consultation to see what their options are between traditional options and the latest methods to include

What Every Property Owner Should Know About Pipe Replacement

download (18)Trenchless sewer repair

In most cases, a professional plumber can be trusted when in need of sewer repair. Replacement is a huge cost, and is unavoidable unfortunately. It’s important to note that before a property is sold, the owner has to report any potential issues to buyers, so it’s smart to get it taken care of and avoid any drama.

When it comes to an expensive repair like this, it’s important to shop around for the best deal. One should also make sure any contractor is bonded, licensed, and has references that can be checked. Expect most bids to be thousands so there is no shock.

History of Piping

First off, if there is any clay pipe it needs to be removed. Cleaning is never a good option and will only delay the inevitable which is replacement. Use of copper sulfate or rock salt is not a great idea as it will create more work by the owner having to remove the tree permanently, and then fix up the yard.

Clay sewer pipe has not been used for a very long time, as joints were packed by mortar

Choose Reliable Filler Masterbatches

download (17)Filler masterbatches are filler compounds that are calcium carbonate based. They are used in the plastic industry to modify properties of plastic polymers of base plastic. The specially formulated compounds improve the physical properties of the polymer thus reducing the production costs of the products in question. The masterbactches that have good dispersion coupled with environmental protection improve surface antifriction, toughness, heat stability, rigidity, hardness and also increase plastic products gravity.

Filler masterbatch is used widely in blow molding, wire drawing, injection molding, blow film, slip casting, extrusion molding and even dyeing. They replace plastic material use, reducing the cost of producing the products for consumers. There are three major options when it comes to them.

Transparent – The transparent option is mainly inorganic transparent powder additive agents and polymer resin compounded and has refraction that is close to polyolefin plastics. To improve the plastic product transparency and reduce production cost, it is used in high and medium quality polyolefin products such as wire drawings, moldings extrusion and film blowing among others.

Nano – This model is an advanced new technology adoption using multilayer surface modified

Is Export Trade Finance Important Today?

download (15)For businesses concentrating only on the domestic market, they may miss out on different opportunities the international market offers. If you make a foray into the international market, you may increase your profit as well as protect your business from the negative effects of slowed-down growth. Apart from that, this will allow you to diversify your portfolio.

Among the most crucial ingredients for success in the exportation business is export trade finance. Exporters want to get paid for their products as fast as possible. On the other hand, customers from foreign markets would want to delay payment until they’ve received the products or perhaps resold these. To become competitive, your company must be capable of offering payment terms which are very attractive to possible partners.

Important Factors To Consider When Selecting The Best Financing Option

The amount of time in which the product is financed – This is considered the most important factor to consider. Experts highly emphasized that your choice of financing will be greatly influenced by how long you’ll wait before receiving the payment.

The cost of financing options – If there are several financing

The Death of the Professional Beauty Industry

download (14)The Professional Beauty Industry as I once knew it, is dead. Having spent the past forty five years in our once proud industry at every level, my purpose in writing this article is to document by decade, starting with the 60’s which is when I came into the industry, the dynamics that drove that decade with the evolution of the Industry moving forward, so we can all see where everything started shifting negatively and where the industry is today as a result of the evolutionary process over the decades.

Salons, once a haven for women, have become Independent Stylists leasing space from the landlord / salon owner. Professional only products have become commodity products purchased on price and found everywhere, especially outside the salon.

The large distributors are now owned by the corporate giants, leaving a landscape with small distributors fighting the system and losing the battle to a marketplace never seen before in our industry. The 60’s were all about wet sets, women visiting their stylist at their favorite salon every week to redo their do. During this decade, the old guard manufacturers were

Selecting the Right Contract Research Organisation in Clinical Trials

download (13)Clinical research is extremely valuable and an essential part of investigating new treatments and bringing them to the market. However, to do this effectively it is important to have the right professionals on board to run these trials around the world.

This is because not only is the relationship the pharmaceutical company has with the Contract Research Organization important, but also the ability, management skills, timing and budgeting of this organisation are critical too.

Although some pharmaceutical companies can afford to only outsource some of the necessary processes of a trial, others will entirely outsource to a Contract Research Organization (Contract Research Organization) for their clinical research. In either case, here are some of the most important aspects of doing this.

Firstly, the geographical reach of the Contract Research Organization is very important, as this determines the selection of participants available to take part in the research and also the disease profiles able to be studied. Many developing countries in the world offer ideal patient profiles, as there can be a mix of different diseases, from infectious diseases to ‘modern day’ diseases such as heart disease

About That Ideal Client of Yours

download (12)I know… you hear ALL the freaking time about how you need to know your ideal client, be specific, blah blah blah.

Well, I hate to tell ya, but it’s really true. You MUST be able to specifically describe your ideal client.

Here’s the #1 reason why that’s hard: you want to be of service. You have gifts to share. Your genius helps light up the world. From that place, you want to help the world! And so you say, “I can help everyone! Everyone needs my services!”

While that may be true to some degree, it’s difficult to market to a generic “everyone.” Your most effective marketing is the one that connects and resonates with the end-user, so much so that she says, “That’s me!!! Wow, you really get me!” You can’t do that if you’re genericizing your marketing in order to not possibly leave anyone out.

Smart Business Tip: Give your ideal client a name. Visualize what she looks like, what she thinks about, what she’s afraid of… then write directly to her. Let’s call her Betty for now.

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European Business Etiquette

download (11)For those who will be travelling for business to Europe, here are some tips that would help you in various European countries. It is common to hear “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, but just how do the Romans do things? And while we are at it, let us also add in the Austrians, the Spanish, and the British too. Do not forget the Dutch and the Greeks and the Irish as well.

General International Tips

Simplify your conversations and writings with words that are not overly technical or lengthy. For people who translate, or people who translate in their head, you will need to speak slowly and clearly, preferably without that extra added emphasis on your accent. Before you take your trip, learn a bit about that country’s business and social culture and customs. Write things down for easier understanding, at times. Many countries do things slower and at a much more relaxed pace than we do in the States. You will have to learn to be patient for just about everything. Finally, silence is often the best thing you can give

Government Contracting “Minority” Programs Taking a Pendulum Swing in the Wrong Direction?

download (10)It has been a few years now since I decided to take my company into the world of government contracting, and in those years I’ve gained some pretty good experience on how to market to and navigate the government contracting space. I’ve also noticed something troubling about how contracts and would-be awards are setup and they come in the form of “minority businesses set-asides”, particularly the 8(a) program.

Before going further it is important to note that my dialogue is premised on my field of expertise and the opportunities that exist within it: logistics. Now depending on which side of the fence you are on (8a or not) your view on this subject may differ but this opinion is coming from the non 8(a) perspective.

We are a logistics and supply chain management company. We do a very good job for our customers, maintain higher than industry standards and efficiency through our investments in technology etc. so on and so forth… for argument’s sake, let’s just say we are a top-notch company and small business. It doesn’t matter. It is seemingly less and less relevant

Electronic Filing

download (9)Technology has the ability to make everyone’s life easier. With the consistently changing environment, everyone has been able to stay up to date with everything because of the use of technology. Many issues that have occurred with businesses in the past included the issue of losing documentation, inconsistency with documentation, changes in workers and procedures, changes in clientele, maybe a workplace is moving, losing information, and many more. These issues mostly are based off of the idea of redundancy, extra stress, and loss or misplacement of important information.

The use of technology has increased over a number of years to provide users with ability to decrease the stress in their life and these issues. With the use of technology, users have the ability to load all documentation online, or electronically fill it out to be saved online. This information can be accessed through clouds and other storage spaces that can be accessed anywhere. With the ability to access it anywhere, management can adjust who can view it. Also, businesses can adjust who can edit the information and create tutorials on accessing the information.

One major

ERP Mistakes Businesses Have To Avoid Making

download (8)Most business owners today now know the importance of having a good ERP software or system. With this system, certain processes can be optimized within the company, saving business owners time and costs.

Selecting the right ERP system for your business though is not a simple task. You will need to invest sufficient time and effort to make the right investment for your company. If you make the mistake of investing in the wrong system and with using it, all your investment will simply go down the drain.

Below are some key ERP mistakes businesses will have to take note of and avoid making:

Insufficient planning. If you want your ERP project or system to work to the company’s advantage, planning is crucial. Business owners and decision makers who do not plan thoroughly before they begin an ERP software evaluation can become confused when making their selection and as such, they will not fully understand their current processes and how to evolve them to maximize business benefits and efficiencies. To avoid this problem, companies should conduct an internal audit of all of their processes and policies

Mindset Is The Most Important Goal For Any Business

download (7)“Know the path to any successful goal will always have challenges. I have been in 4 different companies and could not handle the challenges, until now. It is how you react to those challenges that determines the speed of your success.”

I did not know or understand what was wrong with me, until now. So let’s get right to what top earners know. No matter how much you think things will go good & smoothly as you start to learn to create your dream, the truth is you are in for quite a ride.

The power of your ability to navigate the maze of challenges and you can get through the maze, but as they present themselves is what will build your growth and this character it will take to “WIN”. Until now I did not know or understand how important it is to learn!

So mindset is most important, lessons are for you to learn to adapt, course correct and stay in action. Learning Mindset is your first action!

Highly successful people and you are one even if you don’t feel it or know it right

Starting A Party Supply Business

download (6)There are many areas you can branch out into if you have decided to start your own party supply business or you can specialise in one area such as the children’s party market. There certainly won’t be a shortage of customers when it comes to kid’s parties because as we all know, they are certainly big business. Parents are looking for something different to add to their children’s party and will search for hours, even days sometimes to find what they are looking for.

Finding your own niche is vital in the party supply business and deciding from the start what you want to supply, you can branch out into other party sectors later on but always start with a firm idea of what you want to supply initially. The children’s party supplies business is a popular industry to enter, but it’s also a very profitable sector and there are many areas you can focus on initially to get your business off the ground.

The most important first step is to choose the area of the Party supply business you are going to enter. If

5 Tips for Starting Up a Clinic

download (5)A clinic is a place that can be extremely helpful to people if it is properly equipped and has all the great characteristics. Starting a clinic and progressing through it has never been easy and there are a lot of tips that have to be followed. You surely need to take proper note of all these tips in order to enable people to make the most out of your clinic. Some important tips have been explained as below.

1. Knowledge

It is very obvious that a clinic is a very complicated place and enough knowledge is never going to be harmful. Thus gain as much of knowledge as possible regarding medicines, instruments, patient information and financial support. All this information and knowledge can help you a lot in the long run. Having sufficient knowledge is all you require to function in a clinic. Starting a clinic is never going to be easy let alone making it profitable. There are a lot of challenges involved.

2. Clinic location

The location of your clinic can also be extremely vital. Your clinic can be near educational institutions and residences. Observe

Know About GIs and Promote the Best Interests of the Craftsmen

download (4)Do you know as to how would they safeguard & promote the best interests of the craftsmen?

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country). India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15 September 2003. They have been defined under Article 22(1) of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement as: “Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin.”

GI of Goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refer to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product. Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to

How to Review a Business Complaint

download (3)One of the common methods of vetting a business that you have never worked with before is to check to look at the reviews or formal complaints about the business. Some of the common lists to post a review or file a complaint are sites like YELP, the BBB, or Ripoff Report.

Any business that works with a volume of customers over a period of time will have a complaint filed against them. Large businesses like McDonald’s Hamburgers or Amazon have complaints files about something somewhere almost every day. Business that have never had a complaint filed against them probably has not been around very long or does not work with a large sector of the general public.

This is not to say that complaints are not justified. There is more to reviewing complaints than reading how bad the service was from one customers’ point of view. Yes that customer probably had some less than average experience, but in the realm of company performance would not be the norm.

The first item to consider when reviewing a business review or complaint is to look at the

Reasons For Opening A Business Bank Account

download (2)It may seem convenient and easy for you to keep your personal and business finances in a single account; however, this offers several disadvantages. Indeed, opening different accounts for the two can prevent you from experiencing hassles. This will also provide you with different benefits.

Why You Must Open A Business Bank Account

Protection from legal liability – Opening a business bank account will protect your personal assets any legal liability. When your company gets sued and you are keeping your company and personal finances in just one account, the court might go after your personal assets since your bank account won’t reflect 2 distinct entities.

Tax purposes – Another excellent benefit of opening a separate account for your business is that it will be a lot easier for you to file business income and expenses for tax purposes.

Professionalism – Having a business bank account will lend credibility and professionalism to your firm. If clients see that you are using personal checks for transactions, they may assume that you’re not running a legal business operation.

Tips For Opening A Business Bank Account

Having a personal bank account won’t

Nameplate Litho Printing

download (1)In the past, Stamping is the most common methods for marking metal nameplates. In recent days, as the technology emerges nameplate manufacturers choose different ways to design and print metal nameplates.

Industries manufacture metal nameplates using a variety of printing techniques. These printing techniques may vary based on the customer requirement and type of environments. As mentioned earlier, uses of these nameplates dictate their manufacturing process. For example: metal nameplates used for outdoor purposes are exposed to harsh environments. In such conditions, the printing method should guarantee long-lasting design and legible text. Photosensitizing, embossing, laser marking, etc. are few printing methods that allow outdoor applications.

Lithography or offset lithography is one of the printing technique used in decorating Aluminium nameplates. In litho printing, the inked image is transmitted from a printing table to a rubber blanket and then it’s transferred into the aluminium sheets or paper. It’s a mass production printing in which the printing media don’t come into direct contact with the metal nameplates. It’s easily combined with a certain decorative process like embossing, brushing, screen printing and diamond cutting. It’s a preferred option

Secrets of Bonding 130: Borrow From Peter to Pay Paul

downloadIt’s only human nature. You have a problem, a need. A financial issue has come up and the timing is inconvenient. So if you just move things around, you can handle the problem and back-fill later.

For construction companies managing multiple projects, not every job goes smoothly. Construction work is complicated with many variables and uncontrollable elements. Sometimes the only solution is to throw money at the problem. When cash flow on the project is “temporarily” insufficient, there is a natural temptation to borrow money out of another healthier contract, with the intention of paying it back at a later date. Is this bad?

Trust Funds

From a legal standpoint, money a general contractor (GC) holds, that is destined to pay the subcontractors (plumber, electrician, HVAC, etc.) he hired on the project, is held “in trust” for the benefit of those subs. The law says it is their money, and the GC must safeguard it. Therefore, any money in this trust fund category cannot be “loaned” to another of the company’s projects.

Bonded Contracts

When a Performance and Payment Bond covers a contract, the payment section of the