5 Reasons to Bond your Friend out of Jail

This is a collect call from… it is a call that no one wants to receive, but just may be one that you will receive from a friend at one point in time. So many times misunderstandings or wild nights lead to landing behind bars and the need for that call in hopes you’ll have a heart and bail a friend out. Go ahead and make that 2 a.m. drive to the jail and bond your friend out. Here’s why:

  1. Bail bonds Philadelphia

Bail bonds allow you to pay only 10% of the bond amount. It is far more affordable to bail a friend out when you only pay this small portion. You don’t have $100 to help out a friend?

  1. You’d want them to help you

No, don’t make a bond on a serious case, but sometimes stuff happens. We’ve all been there. You’d want this friend to help you in the reverse situation. There is always time to explain later.

  1. Jail Stinks

No pun here, literally, jail stinks. Imagine being cooped up in a small cell with other people with locked doors and bathrooms. It isn’t a Glade moment, that is for sure.

  1. Other Concerns

One silly mistake could be costly if your friend is in jail. Do they have children? How about a job that is calling them in the morning? Don’t let a friend’s mistake cost them this dearly.

  1. The Food

One could only hope for something as tasty as a McDonalds burger when confined to jail. Not only is the food terrible, it is also delved out in small portions that aren’t large enough to fill a toddler much less an adult. Unless Ramen noodles and Doritos sound like a delicious meal to you, go down and help out.

Categories: Bail Bonds

Printing My Own Labels

I manufacture a lot of industrial products, and so it is important that I have labels that can withstand a lot.  That is why it is so important for me to be able to print custom industrial labels for my products.  These labels have to be able to handle the wear and tear that is associated with my work, and so they have to be completely industrial strength.  If I use labels that are not strong enough to hold up over time and wear and tear, then they will not be useful for me at all.  In order to be able to print up these custom labels, I first needed to have the proper ribbons.

The best way I thought to find the printing ribbons that I needed was to search on the World Wide Web and see what kind of products I would be able to find.  Some of the basics that I needed were wax based ribbons, hybrid ribbons of wax and resin, resin based ribbons, color ribbons, and near edge ribbons.  If I had each of these, I would be in perfect shape to create all of the custom labels that I needed for all of the industrial products that I produce at my place of business.  Being able to print the labels myself would help me to save a lot of time, trouble, and money by not having to go to a third party every single time I needed a label printed.

Well, I found a website that would send me all of the ribbons that I needed for a very inexpensive price, and the price was just icing on the cake.  The ribbons that I received were very high quality and they have helped me to cover all of my bases.

Categories: Labels

The Importance of a Strong Password

Hackers are out there waiting to attack you; are you prepared? In order to avoid the troubles associated with being hacked, it is important that you create strong passwords for all of the sites that you are a member of, email accounts, etc. The stronger the password that you create, the less likely you will be to become hacked.

Hackers use a variety of methods to guess your passwords. Sometimes they friend you on social media, using a variation of kids names, birthday’s, etc. to finally piece together your information. Some use strong attacks and spyware and software to access your information.  No matter how the attacker accesses your information, the trouble that lies ahead after being hacked is plentiful and none to desirable.

Creating a password that is strong eliminates worry and provides you with protection and peace of mind. What is a strong password and how can you create one? A strong password contains a variety of letters, numbers, and special characters. It isn’t one that uses kid’s names and birthdays, your own name or even a spouse or parents name, since this information is oftentimes easy to find online.

Password generators are available to help you create a password that is almost un-hackable. In today’s world, using such a tool is beneficial since it helps you create the strongest possible password around. You can use the generator as often as you’d like and create new passwords for each site that you are own. It is recommended that you use different passwords so that if you are hacked on one site it will not affect them all.

Creating a password that others won’t determine easily is important as technology seems to increase by the day. Take the time to carefully choose all of the passwords that you use.

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What Are The Benefits Of Stock Photography?

You’ve probably seen countless stock images being used as the butt-end of a meme’s joke. But in reality, there are tons of benefits when using (good) stock photography as opposed to taking your own original photographs. For example, if you wanted to make a quick brochure about the nature in a specific area, using stock scenic photos are much easier than hiring a photographer to go around taking pictures. It will look professional and well done at a fraction of the price. In fact, sometimes it’s free. Which leads us to the next reason why people like stock.

It’s wonderful if you just want to create a mock-up or comps. Stock websites lets you save low-res images at no charge. These images are obviously not of high enough quality for a final product, but they can be used if you just want to create a rough draft of an idea to present to a potential client. Wasting money and a lot of time photographing or buying images for a pitch that might not even be successful is unnecessary to the extreme. You can achieve the same result with the free pictures and if you use them in collage form, nobody will even notice the low resolution. Win-win!

Speaking of pitches, these things are often on a deadline. Photo shoots require time and the editing afterwards even more so. Booking a good photographer at the last minute? Forget it. Not going to happen. You’ve already lost the battle. That’s why stock images are a life saver.

While the big companies might look down upon using stock photography, it’s essential for most advertising and pitching. The humble stock photo may be a joke in some places, but in other places it’s the final piece of the puzzle that pulls a project together.

Categories: Photography

How To Attract Customers

If you have a lack of customers coming through your doors, it might have something to do with your visibility. If your shop is hidden or hard to see or if it’s just dull on the outside, people won’t be coming in. You can fix this problem with custom outdoor business signs. These signs will direct customers to your shop and make sure that you see more people walking through your doors.

Identify other problems that there might be in your shop. If you suspect that something isn’t working, change it. Work on making your products better. Improve customer service. Insure that your business is the best that it can possibly be with your resources. Some of the changes that need to be made can be quite hard. For example, if you need to fire one of your managers. Try to think of what is better for the business in the long-term when making tough decisions. You’ll feel better after it’s done.

Be friendly. If customers feel like you treat them badly or like walking wallets, they won’t return. Make the time to connect with your customers as a person, but don’t ask personal questions. Be friendly, but not overbearing.

Advertise more. Run ads in the newspaper, radio, TV, social media etc. No marketing means that nobody hears about your business. That means no new customers which is what you’re trying to avoid. In order to keep getting them to come back, set up a loyalty program. Have sales. Try to think about what would make you return to a store if you were a customer.

Be honest with yourself about your business. Don’t ignore any of your own flaws that may be standing in the way of success. Instead try looking for solutions and you’ll soon see your business booming.

Categories: Signage

How To Wrap Schoolbooks

Back to school time is a busy nightmare for all parents. One of the things that cause endless headaches is the endless piles of books that need to be wrapped. They need to be neat, pretty and easily identifiable. An easy way to organize the books is to print custom stickers with the names of each subject that you can put on the books. Print some more stickers with your child’s name on them and half the battle is won.

If you’re busy and don’t have time for a bunch of intricate creative wrapping methods, using brown paper is always a life saver. It makes the books like neat and minimalistic. All you’ll need to add are your stickers, some plastic and you’re done. You can differentiate the books from each other by giving each a different colored spine. Quick and easy!

If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and you love doing creative things, you can try the very cute crochet notebook sweater. It takes some time, but it is absolutely adorable and there’s no need to add plastic over this one. Stick pens in the crochet holes for easy organizing.

If crocheting is a little too much for you, but you still want something unique and pretty, by a few different colored tapes. After wrapping the book with white (or any color you prefer) paper you can start using the tape to create patterns and pretty figures. Try to stick to a complimentary color palette for example, white, pastel blue and pastel purple.

Into recycling? Use all your leftover gift wrapping paper. You can use a single one for a book or create a fun collage using different types of wrapping paper. This way you can save money and do a little something for the environment.

Categories: Stickers

The importance of going digital where transcriptions are concerned

No matter what you do or say, have you noticed that everywhere you look or turn, everything has gone digital. If it hasn’t already gone digital, it is about to. No matter how old school you perceive yourself to be there is just no getting around this necessary technological advancement. As an office manager, perhaps a rural town real estate manager, you may be wondering why an assertive tone has been taken in this note to encourage you to revert to equipping your office with the latest in digital transcription equipment.

Where effective office management is concerned, its managers should always be forward thinking on methods to implement and the tools that are going to make that office environment a powerhouse of sorts. In the case of transcription equipment, office managers from various industries will have optimal use. The law office needs this modern equipment, replacing skilled but time-consuming pen and paper and data capturing transcribers.

Even accounting offices, certainly investment houses, will have good use for digital transcription equipment. Trade is a global affair today. It has to be. You can already see the potential to serve. There are no language barriers when it comes down to finalizing the details of a merger and/or acquisition. Publishing houses and media print and digital houses remain pressurized during today’s global paradigms.

Digital transcription equipment should not be far from the arm of these business environments’ best commissioning editors (and their staff) and what used to be referred to in days gone by as ‘subbers’. This gives all voice recorded and printed work credibility. On an educational level too, the benefits of holding such digitized transcription equipment can surely be seen and will certainly be felt.

Categories: Transcriptions

3 Ways to Cut Down on the Cost of Packing Materials for Your Business

It is no secret that shipping good can be the costliest aspect of owning a small business. When you constantly have merchandise coming and going from your store you may be looking for ways to cut down on the cost of packing materials. Since you can’t change the cost of shipping per weight, the least you can do is decrease the amount that your products do way upon sending. Before shipping a product at your local UPS franchise, here are three things you can do to cut down on the cost of packing materials.

  1. Have the right materials. The biggest mistake businesses make is thinking that they should just use one type of packing materials that they have less to purchase. Having the right size boxes to ship different types of products and using appropriate packing materials can make a huge difference in cost. For example, harder items that are not likely to break can suffice with newspaper packing to minimize movement. However, breakable items may require packing peanuts when shipping.
  2. Reuse materials. Any time you get a box delivered to your own business is not pertaining to save those packing materials. You may not necessarily want to save the box itself, but the internal bubblewrap, air mailers, or brown packing paper can easily be reused for different products that you may ship.
  3. Buy in bulk. For convenience, many businesses think to purchase their packing supplies individually per order at places like their local UPS franchise. You can actually cut the cost of your supplies by up to 70% by simply purchasing in bulk and purchasing online through packaging retailers such as Uline or PlasticContainerCity. Even though you might spend more up front, you will spend substantially less per product for shipping. These savings can add up over time to result in more money they can be invested back into your business.
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