Things to look for when selecting a climbing expedition

climbing kilimanjaro

Each year, more and more people are choosing to go on adventurous vacations such as safaris through the Serengeti’s of Kenya, rafting down the river Nile or going on climbing expeditions. It used to be that these retreats were only designated for the wealthy because of their extremely remote locations and difficulty reaching them but these days there’s more competition than ever in the market for adventure expedition companies has never been more saturated. While it is easy to get enraptured by the thought of you some attending Mount Everest or floating down the Amazon River in a canoe you have to have your wits about you when you decide where to spend your money and which expedition company to give it to. To help you avoid these pitfalls we will be discussing the latest craze and adventuring, climbing expedition. Here are a few things you want to look out for and avoid when selecting an adventure company to go climbing with:

First, where do you want to go? By answering the simple question you will be able to narrow down the field of companies you should be looking at. Try to avoid any climbing expedition company that claims to have climbing guides and all four corners of the globe. The saying “jack of all trades, master of none.” Applies here because you do not want Mountain guides that are unfamiliar with the landscape or terrain of that specific climb. What you want is to see that wherever you are going that the climbing expedition company has been there for years. First off, if you’re going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, for instance, there is much more to one of these climbs then marching up the side of the great mountain. Kenya is a far-off destination and it will take you weeks to travel there, get set up at Basecamp and acclimate yourself to the physical and environmental changes. During this time you will rely more heavily on your AMGA guides than you can imagine. Having an extended presence in the area will benefit everyone on the team.
Now that you have selected your destination, here are a few things to look for in the climbing company. The first and probably most important thing to look for is the size of climbing groups they organize. Ask how many Mountain guides will be on your trip and whether or not there are climbing guides such as Sherpas will come along. Doing a Kilimanjaro climb is much more involved than going on a standard hike. For this reason you want small group sizes so the instructor can have his or her eyes on you at all times. If you were doing something incorrectly that could hurt you or the group it should be reprimanded quickly and proper instruction should be given.
Beyond the group size you should inquire about the specific experience that this climbing expedition company has. Are the guides all AMGA mountain guides? If not, it is recommended that you move on and insist that any climbing expedition company have their guide certified in this training. It will keep you safe are on and off the mountain and ensures a better quality of expedition for you.

With the complexity of today’s tax code, professional business CPAs are a necessity. many people out there, numbers simply don’t click in their brain.  I can remember countless peers in high school mathematics classes simply hating the coursework.  They would often self-deprecate, saying that they just were not good with numbers and they didn’t understand what the teacher was asking them to do.  To put it another way, numbers intimidated them.  They didn’t feel like they were good at them, so in a self-fulfilling prophetic way, they weren’t.  The same can be said for many people forced to read through legal documents.  People don’t like reading legal documents, and in the same way as with numbers, they can often be intimidating.  We are all probably guilty of just clicking the box that says we agree to the terms and conditions of our agreement rather than reading through it.

Combine both of the kinds of frustrations above, and you get our current tax code.  It involves a lot of numbers and a lot of legal jargon.  It is complicated, it can be frustrating at times, and it can be downright indecipherable.  How many times, when filling out a W-9 for an employer or completing your income taxes at the end of the year, have you just filled out the necessary boxes and signed your name without really reading through it?  I know that I am guilty of this.  The tax code, it would seem, was designed to be boring.

Since the tax code is intentionally confusing and demanding, professional business CPAs are a must for just about everyone.   I know what you are thinking: I can’t afford to hire a CPA.  However, hiring a professional business CPA frequently saves you more money on your taxes than you have to pay them.  In the end, you come out net positive.  Accounting firms have the knowledge, the experience, and the training to decipher the tax code and to help you get the best return or pay the lowest rate that you possibly can.  It doesn’t matter if you are simply trying to pay your individual taxes, or if you are completing your taxes for you business, CPAs can really be a lot of help.  They will be able to tell you what business expenses you can deduct from your taxes, what else you can deduct from your taxes throughout the year (student loan interest, dependents, property taxes, etc.), and what income you have to pay on and what income you do not have to pay on.  To start your own CPA firm, you first have to become a CPA, and this involves passing difficult exams that require endless hours of studying.  The point that I am trying to make here is that CPAs go through a huge amount of training, much like a lawyer, and that training helps them to understand the tax code and how it pertains to specific situations.  So the next time you are doing your taxes and find yourself falling asleep with boredom, say no more.  Look into hiring a professional business CPA and reap the benefits.


Land Preservation Actions for Those With Busy Lives

“It’s your land, your planet, your future. Get involved!” This motto could not sum up any better what we all should be thinking about in our daily lives. It’s easy to ignore or forget the fact that we are slowly damaging and depleting the sources on earth that we need to keep us alive.  We go about our days, get into our cars and drive to work, sit in air conditioned offices all day, and access clean water from a tap virtually anywhere and any time.  With such luxuries engrained into our daily practices, we might hardly notices that a lot of the things we are seeing or using is contributing to climate change and planet degradation.

The quoted message from above comes from an organization that has been newly formed in Colorado for the sole purpose of preserving land and wildlife one parcel at a time.  They have really nailed down their target membership groups with exactly what those individuals want and need.  Since so many of us live the monotony that I described earlier, with what seems like endless supplies of electricity and water, we want to be able to contribute to land preservation and environmental protection without burdening ourselves too much.  This mind set obviously creates flaws in the larger model of change for the better, but we will not address that for now. Land Preservation

The ability to contribute monthly to a cause that will work tirelessly to defend land and animals on your behalf is so very American that is should bleed red, white, and blue on this page.  We are busy people and we have a lot of things to worry about, with new problems every day.  We worry about the environment too, but because it’s not calling us and leaving collection messages every evening, it doesn’t seem as pressing of an issue.  The good people of the country are aware of the environmental problems that we are facing and they want to make changes for the better, but first they want to just get ahead for once.  The stresses of jobs, young children, car troubles, and in-laws visiting can pile up and leave us feeling like we don’t have time to even eat or sleep.

Once a program of land preservation has been established, the hardworking Americans of the area can contribute $10 a month to keep the  program running.  With membership dues, land parcels all across the country are purchased privately so that the land can be preserved and protected from development.  As long as the land is owned by a private preservation organization, it can never be sold into the hands of commercial or oil and gas developers.

There’s nothing wrong with being busy, we certainly all are at times.  But it doesn’t hurt to make little contributions here and there than can lessen your burden on the earth.  If you want to make a more permanent impact without taking much time out of your day, consider contributing to a land preservation organization that can do the work for you.

8 Simple Truths about Organic Food and Products

Before, most people would check and count calories rather than counting chemicals on every food label when doing their groceries. But it’s already changing with the growing interest in organic and natural food production. It’s important to know our food sources so we worry less if there is any harmful stuff with what goes into our family’s meals.

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organic online grocery shopping

Consumers nowadays are more health conscious and access to organic food and products is a lot easier. Now that we’re living fast paced lives, online grocery shopping, is not something relatively new to us.  Companies such as, Mile High Organics, provide a variety of healthy online grocery shopping that makes everyone’s life healthy and more convenient.

Here are the 8 simple truths and why you should not panic because it’s organic:

1. It’s not as expensive as you think. People normally equate anything organic to something more expensive. When in reality, it is the exact opposite. Farmers don’t have to spend on expensive chemical fertilizers resulting to cheaper farm gate prices.

2. Freshness. Mile High Organics’ healthy food delivery service arrive in well insulated, carefully packed bins that keep your groceries and flowers fresh until midnight — guaranteed. Your frozen items will be rock solid.

3. Chemical Free. Locally produced foods were grown without the use of toxins like pesticides and fertilizers that may harm the human body in the long run. Pesticides were created to get rid of pests and may contaminate your food. Organic food products do not have flavour enhancers and other artificial sweeteners or additives that are associated with health problems.

4. Economical. You don’t have to be a farmer when you can grow your own produce in your own garden. You not only save time in taking trips to a farmers market but you also save money by growing your own crops for your own consumption.

5. Support Local Farmers. When you shop organic, you’re also supporting your local farmers and producers. This also keeps the agricultural business alive and keeps the demand high for organic products. You’re not only putting food on your own table but you’re also helping other people.

6. Health Benefits. Studies have shown that people who eat more organic food help prevent certain diseases such as Cancer, stroke, and other heart diseases.  There are up to 40 percent more antioxidants in organic fruits and vegetables.

7. Sustainability. Most organic food and products use reusable packing containers, avoiding air freighted products as much as possible and reducing auto traffic caused by frequent trips to the grocery store. That’s already hitting two birds in one stone. You protect the planet by choosing a healthier option.

8. Helps protect our animals. Organic livestock and farm animals are raised and grown in an open space.  They are not modified with any antibiotics, injections or growth hormones.

9. Organic livestock are grown without the use of synthetic hormones, antibiotics, genetic engineering or cloning and are minimally processed with no artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.




Getting teens to try invisalign braces

I know that getting teens to try anything new can be a difficult challenge, to say the least. But it makes sense to try to convince them when something new comes along that is going to be easier and better for them to use. The thing with braces is that they are hard to deal with for such a long time. They tear at the inside of your gums and your cheeks, and they hurt when you go in to the orthodontist to have them straightened and changed. They also make it hard to eat some types of food or drinks, and that is never fun. Teens like to feel like they are fitting in, and not like they stand out. So the best way that we have now to get teens to try braces and work through the frustrations of having to deal with that for a few years is to get them into invisalign instead of the traditional braces. It makes more sense for them because you don’t have to deal with the heavy and noticeable metal braces that so many kids had to do. orthodonticsThere are no pieces that are set on your teeth, and nothing to go in to get tightened. Instead, it is more like an invisible plastic shelf that sits around your teeth. It is like a glove that just goes right over the teeth, and forces them into a more straight pattern. As the teeth are slowly being moved, the roots and the gums are also adjusting. In the end, once they have been moved to the correct place for enough time, they are no longer necessary and the teeth stay in the new position.

The reason this is so great for teens is that with invisalign most people won’t even know that they have braces on their teeth. They won’t be so conspicuous, which is generally what the teen would want after all. It really helps them to continue to blend in with their peers, and that alone is worth whatever effort it is to have them try something new. They will eventually realize that it is the way to go, because they will find out that their friends are using the invisalign braces and they didn’t even realize that they had anything on their teeth. The best option is to have your orthodontist talk to the teen the next time they are in for a checkup, because they can use that time to explain all the reasons why the new technology is the best for them, and they can even show them what they will look like when they put the invisalign braces on. It makes sense that everyone would want this, once they realize that it will work just as well as traditional braces and yet they won’t be able to be seen by those around them. Its like secretly fixing your smile an no one notices until they realize that your smile is perfect. People will wonder how you did it, and it will be the best.


Blackhawk Entertainment Extends from only In-Town Attractions

As a frequent destination for all types of tourists and travelers, Blackhawk is conveniently located within only a 40 minute drive from Denver, CO. Blackhawk is known across the state as the best destination for gambling and dining. But because it is in the heart of Colorado, there are camping, biking, and hiking options just minutes from the resorts and casinos so that guests can get the best of both worlds.
Blackhawk EntertainmentGolden Gate Canyon State Park is minutes away from downtown Blackhawk and contains dozens of trail heads for hiking and biking while exhibiting the beautiful views and fresh mountain air that is good for the soul. One highlighted destination within the outskirts of the city is the St. Mary’s Glacier, which sits beside a picturesque lake and is only a short hike from the trailhead. The glacier is one of the few remaining in Colorado so you definitely wouldn’t want to miss it.
Camping is also another easily accessible and exciting way to see the mountains during your stay in Blackhawk. There are countless options to choose from, with established camping sites in campgrounds all around the town as well as nearby National Forests that allow backwoods camping. Camp sites are moderately priced within the established grounds and National Forest backwoods camping is free (and don’t forget: pack it in, pack it out). More information on both trailheads and campgrounds can be found on the Blackhawk Visitor’s website.
If you’re a fan of viewing the great outdoors but don’t necessarily want to sleep in them all night, you can enjoy one of the several scenic drives that are also just a short distance from Blackhawk, CO that will expose you to the same beauty that camping does. Colorado historic highways and byways give you the chance to take amazing photographs of your trip from inside your car, and there is always a good chance of seeing some wildlife during your drive. Many routes include interesting stops along the way with museums, local cultural attractions, heritage sites, trailheads, and even an outdoor amphitheater. Driving is an ideal way to see the sights of Blackhawk and its neighboring Colorado historic towns while still getting you back to your hotel in time for dinner and a visit to the casino.
And of course, if you’ve come to the mountains of Colorado for skiing or snowboarding, Blackhawk is still a great place to stay as it is an easy drive from several ski resorts such as Echo Mountain, Winter Park, Loveland, Keystone, and Breckenridge. Skiing or snowboarding is a classic yet exhilarating way to experience the mountains as well as the local mountain town culture. Lodging during peak season as some of the resorts, though, can cost more than you wanted your entire trip to cost. Your stay at Blackhawk would be extremely affordable, and still allow you to spend the day skiing or snowboarding and the night winning at the slots. The ski resorts offer a range of packages to choose from depending on your plans, with day passes to season passes and everything in between. An entire weekend could be planned that combines skiing, hiking, gambling, dining, and spa treatment when you decide to stay at Blackhawk.

Having a junk car means car insurance is extra important

My first car was a notable piece of junk. But then again wasn’t almost everyone’s first car a piece of junk? Well almost everyone, I know that where my sister went to school everyone got a Jaguar or Mustang for their sixteenth birthday but that is just poor and irresponsible parenting. After all, a good number of those kids ending up totaling those cars (and many more subsequently).

auto insuranceI loved my junker car, it had character. Part of the front bumper was falling off from an accident that the previous owner had gotten into and so I took some heavy duty wire and gave my car “stitches.” The little sun roof was sealed closed with a thick and sticky glue that melted after the car was parked in the sun for a few hours and if I let the glue melt off too much I would get into a wet car the next time it rained. This on top of many more problems was the joy of my first car. It was junk, it was probably dangerous but it was my ticket to the open road. My ticket to going where I wanted when I wanted without having to ask my parents for a ride so what did I care.

Surprisingly the car did well for the first year or so but then one day when I was driving to the gas station to pick something up really quick all of the sudden my front driver side wheel went from totally perpendicular to the road to set kind of at an angle. I am not exactly sure what broke but I think it was some sort of axis. The wheel was petruding out and I couldn’t even open up the drivers side of the door to get out. Thankfully I was going only about fifteen miles an hour or that could have easily ended in a huge wreck and probably could have ended up hurting me or any of the people around me pretty badly.

Even though the car was only maybe a mile from my house we had to call a tow truck to get it out of the parking lot and back to my place. This of course was more expensive than most of the repair costs. Thankfully our car insurance covered at least some of the tow costs. The rest of the costs were not that great either since the wheel was all bend up along with whatever rod that was supposed to be holding the wheel in place. Then all of the frame of the car around the wheel was bent up but I never found that part worth fixing. Since the car was a piece of junk the car insurance company did not want to pay for that much of the repairs so I only bothered to get the things fixed that my auto insurance would help me cover. For the rest I knew that it would not be worth it to put the money into the car that would probably end up breaking down again shortly after. 

Using Modular Offices for our company

Our company owns and operates out of a really large warehouse, which is perfect for our needs. Well, it is almost perfect for our needs. Now that we have expanded to quite a few employees it has come to our attention here in management that we probably should build some sort of place where the employees can hang out, have their breaks and eat lunch. Right now we pretty much only have the work floor, my office, one other office and then a few tables outside. Most of the time it is pretty nice outside so it is ok for the employees to spend their breaks and lunch out there but it is really unfair I think to expect them to or I guess kind of make them since there is not any other option.

To start to fix this issue I have been talking to a company that does modular office building, which essentially means that they will put up the divides in a big space or in this case, take our big warehouse space and make one corner of it into a few different rooms which can be used for a break room or whatever else we decide on. While we are at it actually we will probably also put in a few extra offices. I am not sure how many we could really use at the moment but considering our previous growth and how well we continue to be doing, I think that an expansion could be down the road at some point and it would be nice to have the space there when the time comes instead of having to worry about it later and have it be extra costs and extra worries.

Since the modular office panels can make however many different rooms fairly easily and one panel can be used horizontally while a number go vertically to make lots of different small rooms, it would actually be much easier and probably cheaper to build it all up at once instead of buying a bunch of small modular office partitions and then having to add on and buy more later.

modular building Another thing that I really like about having a modular office is if for any reason we decide to move warehouses or locations during our next expansion, the modular office pieces can be taken out and moved to our new location. It is of course not a fun thing to do and will probably cost a bit to take apart and then a bit to transport them to the new location but overall it is quite a bit cheaper than just rebuilding the offices and rooms in every new building that we end up in. Since most warehouses don’t have a lot of separate rooms, there would also be a fairly good chance anyway that if we ever did move that we would have to build something in each warehouse so overall it makes way more sense to have modular offices that we can just move from one building to the other if the case ever arises.

Even if You Vacuum Frequently, You Still Need to Schedule a Professional Carpet Cleaning, As Well.

carpet cleaningThere are a lot of benefits to keeping your living space clean.  If you have allergies or other respiratory issues, it is in your best interest to minimize the dust, dirt, and other contaminants in the air.  In order to do this, you need to keep up with dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming.  Vacuuming is one of the most important tasks to complete on a regular basis, if you have carpeted floors.  That being said, you still need to schedule a professional carpet cleaning, every year, as well.  You must do this because vacuuming only eliminates the upper layer of dirt.  It does not necessarily sanitize your carpet, and it does not remove the dirt and other particles that are deep within the fibers.  Just like there are different vacuum cleaners with different levels of effectiveness, there are also different methods of carpet cleaning.  Essentially, carbonated extraction is the best technique, and shampooing the carpet is probably the least effective.

Carbonated extraction is an interesting and unique method of removing contaminants from your carpet.  While shampooing your carpet is little more than washing your carpet, carbonated extraction involves removing the contaminating particles, one at a time, using minuscule bubbles.  Each little bubble rises up to the surface with dirt and other offensive particles that were trapped within the carpet.  Plus, in addition to being more effective, it is also much less of an inconvenience.  If you have ever had your carpets shampooed, you know that your carpet is wet overnight, and you need to spend the night somewhere else.  With a carpet cleaner that uses carbonation, you do not need to worry about this, as your carpet is dry enough to be walked on, after only a few hours of drying.  Obviously, this saves you a lot of trouble, but also ensures that your carpet actually stays clean.  Too few people realize that moisture can be very unsanitary.  If it takes over twenty four hours for your floors to dry, there is a large window of opportunity for mold and bacteria to grow.

Though carpets need to be professionally cleaned more often than most other surfaces in your home, other surfaces may require in-depth cleaning, from time to time, as well.  While your rugs may be able to be cleaned, using carbonated extraction, your upholstery will not be.  Not only that, particularly delicate rugs may require special treatment, as well.  Of course, even though carbonated extraction cannot be used, the same cleaning companies that offer that type of cleaning also provide rug cleaning and upholstery cleaning services.  Rugs may need to be cleaned just as often as your carpet, but your upholstery probably does not.  When it does need to be cleaned, the process is a little different than it is for rugs and carpet.  SInce there is no way to clean your furniture as a whole, the upholstery often needs to be removed from the furniture and reattached, once it is clean.  Because this is a delicate process, you should be sure to hire only a qualified upholstery cleaner.

Why Small Denver Businesses Need Marketing and Public Relations

Publicity is everything. This is true for all types of businesses. If you have a good product, you will want people to know about it. If you receive bad publicity, you want to take action on it. PR agencies help small businesses manage how they are perceived by their peers in the industry and their customers. Below is a look at why businesses need public relations.

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A PR firm can help you establish your brand

One of the struggles small businesses have is to establish their brand. One of the reasons is that small businesses are often faced with bigger competitions who are dominating their target market. In order to introduce their brand, small businesses often need the expertise of a public relations firm to supplement their Denver marketing efforts. PR firms help run campaigns so that these businesses get the exposure that they need. Small businesses need a positive buzz around their brands to be recognized as a well reputed company. Top PR firms do this using a strategic combination of traditional and online media to make sure that a small business has enough reach in its target market.

PR helps you educate your target audience

Many small businesses have great products that are designed to provide solutions to their customers. The problem is that most of these products do not survive the competitive market not because they are of subpar quality or because they have unreasonable prices. Often, this is because the audiences that are most likely to appreciate the product and be able to afford it have never heard of its existence. PR firms can help you educate your target audiences by letting them know about your product and how it can benefit them. Customers often do not buy a product simply because they lack the knowledge that they need them.

PR helps you build relationships

Top PR firms have the expertise in helping you build relationships with your suppliers, your customers and your potential business partners. They help you establish your company as a reputable business. They help you put out positive content around your brand so that you become a trusted name. Typically suppliers and other companies prefer to do business with those they know and trust. Having a PR team gets you introduced to other players in your industry paving the way for better partnerships with your peers. Your PR team can also help you with your customers in that they open the ways of communication between you and your target audience both through traditional press and social media.

PR agencies help you do damage control

In the case of negative publicity, you can rely on your PR team to help you with damage control. They facilitate prompt response to your customers as well as release positive content whenever possible. PR agencies are experts in reputation management so that even if your company experiences negative publicity, you are equipped to counter it the correct way. You Pr agency will also guide you on the correct ways to take action on customer concerns.


I Trust General Steel with my Logistic Needs

As the economy continues to recover from 2008, 2009 and 2010’s issues, companies are now beginning to offer employment like they had not be able to in recent years. In a push to improve the unemployment rate, many companies in Colorado have been creating new positions and hiring multiple people. One such company that has entered the employment market is General Steel of Littleton, CO.

General Steel is the leading retailer of steel buildings, metal buildings and pre-fabricated buildings in the United States. Although they are headquartered in Littleton, they sell their building structures to businesses, church groups and individuals all over the world. They recently announced that they are hiring qualified contractors to work in their Denver, Colorado market.

Since the economy began recovering, General Steel has seen an incredible rise in sales and now need contractors to fulfill their sales. The company does not have an inventory of steel buildings like other retailers in the industry. Instead, their projects are created as soon as a contract is signed with a company. For this reason, they need to begin filling positions of contractors to help construct and set up steel buildings.

Steel buildings are becoming more and more common for businesses, church groups and storage facilities. The purchase of a steel building is a very sizable investment and requires a long, thought out process before a purchase can actually be made. When businesses or individuals set out to choose a steel building and a steel building retailer, they need to work with a company that is working in their favor. Unfortunately, there are many steel building businesses out there with poor reputations that are known for ripping people off.

One business that has a very strong track record in the steel building industry is Colorado’s own General Steel. General Steel has been in business for well over ten years, serving the United States and the entire world with high quality steel buildings, metal buildings and pre-fabricated buildings. They are known for having a very good track record of doing business with factories, small business owners, churches and individuals in need of a steel building structure.

Unlike other retailers in the steel building industry, General Steel is also known for its excellent customer service during the buying process and after the building is set in its locations. For any complications, upgrades or general concerns about steel buildings, General Steel’s sales representatives encourage their customers to call them anytime.

If you are in the market for a steel building structure, call the General! They want to provide you with the most acceptable and marketable warehouse building. A pre-made steel structure saves you time and money versus having to purchase an entire land and build upward off a foundation. You know what you deserve when it comes to your warehousing or building needs and General Steel wants to help you with it. You will never find a company as accepting as General Steel will be for you. Give yourself peace of mind and reassurance with this company.

I Love Live Transfer Leads

I’m a born salesman, I’ve got a silver tongue and I can persuade just about anyone into anything. Imagine all the fun someone like me has with the ladies, know what I mean? Sadly, I’m just joking, my charm doesn’t work with the ladies unless I’m making a sale. Sometimes I get a phone number here and there, but it never really amounts to much. I usually end up sending 7 or 8 unanswered text messages, my sister says I have boundary issues. I’ve sold everything from bathroom fixtures to used cars, and no matter what the opportunity, I was successful. People tell me that I have the gift of gab, they also tell me to shut up a lot but I think that just goes with the territory. I’ve been described as incessant, relentless and on the polite end of the scale, perseverant. I’ve got no shame though, I can sell face to face or on the phone, as long as long as people are coming in or I’m being provided with live leads,live leads then I’m all set. I’ve worked for telemarketers before that have supplied garbage leads and I didn’t last long at those places. You could usually tell pretty quickly by the reactions you get from people that you talk to, and how easy it may or may not be to get a hold of them in general. I’ve worked for some companies with some pretty high-tech dialing systems where live transfer leads would come straight through to my headset when someone called us back. If you were available and not already on a call, if you were next in queue then you’d get the sale.

Most of the telesales work I did before my thirties, were almost strictly cold calls. If you’ve ever had to try and generate sales without leads by cold-calling people, then you know how hard it can be. It’s like selling cleaning products or vacuum cleaners door-to-door in the hot, sweltering sun without a car. That kind of career will surely result in the death of a salesman, so it’s important to keep it moving and try new things. The art of persuasion is a powerful thing and should only be used with good intentions, it’s like the having the force and using it wisely. I’m like Yoda when it comes to sales and I use the force to affect my customer’s psychology. The right lead generation service can serve as my light saber that I use to slay my enemies (my customers) with. I find that when I get myself into a Star Wars mentality and approach sales like it’s a vicious beast from a different planet, I’m able to maintain my confidence throughout the sale. I have to make sure that the scene where Han Solo is turned into stone though, because my confidence can waiver because of the intense feelings that it invokes. I identify with being a salesman and a Star Wars fan as much as anything, so naturally I combine my two loves in life whenever I can.

A smashed garage door

What do you do when someone backs into your garage door and smashes it all up? I’m not really sure if I should be looking into garage door repair or if I actually am beyond hope and should instead be considering a garage door replacement. I don’t feel that comfortable with my garage open to the world, because there are a lot of things that are stored in there that aren’t cheap. All my tools are in the garage, and so is most of our storage of things we only use a few times a year, like the yard stuff for summer. But because the door is smashed in, it doesn’t close all the way and that means the garage isn’t really secure right now. I’ve moved my tools inside the house and just stacked them in the hall way, and I’m locking the door from the house into the garage, so that will help us feel safe and like the house is still locked up. But its the cost and expense of the time and effort it is going to take to fix the problem that has me worried. And this is why I’m not so sure about having to replace the whole thing. There are a few of the front panels that are crunched, because the truck with the hitch attached to the back of the bumper backed into the garage door. He thought the garage door was open, and so he backed up. But it had been closed, he just didn’t really take the time to look. So those bottom few panels are dented and that means that the door doesn’t open or close properly.

I’m thinking that maybe I can just replace those few panels, especially since the door is just a stock door from the home repair store down the street. I’m thinking that all that stuff is standard, and so I should be able to just purchase a few panels and replace them. But if that doesn’t work, I’m going to have to hire someone to come out and replace the whole door. We can’t go on like this, because we need to use the garage and it needs to be secure. But I don’t want to have to get a whole new garage door, just because a few of the panels are dented and don’t properly open and close. But, that may be my only option. I am somewhat upset at the friend who backed into the garage, because I feel like I never would have done that to someone else. But in the end, it happened and I’m sure I’ll be able to find someone who can come out and fix it for me.garage door repair I know there are some really great garage door companies that are out there now, and one of them must be able to tell me how to go about fixing this problem. I guess that it what I will do, start by calling all of them and ensuring that someone comes out to give me advice.

Colorado Garage Door

7625 W 5th Ave

Lakewood, CO 80226

Phone: 720.289.7828

Urgent Care Gilbert keeps people out of the emergency room.

What is the first thing you do when you get sick and you do not have health insurance? Go to the emergency room. It is as simple as that; this is the noted as prominent way to get around paying massive fees for doctors visits. You go to the emergency room, get treated, but cannot pay your bill and end up costing the taxpayers significant amounts of money due to your inability to pay. This is not every individual person’s fault, either. Whether it be systemic injustices that plague our society or any other number of reasons why a person cannot seem to get healthcare, inability to pay medical bills leads to more problems than just personal debt. Moreover, if people who cannot go to a primary care physician are ending up in the emergency room for simple, preventable, and easily treatable problems, what is there to be done for the people who need emergency medicine? What happens when the emergency room wait time becomes so much that people cannot bear it? There are now signs on the highway near most major hospitals that can now show how long the emergency room wait time is. This is too much to be borne. It is time that things changed and that the healthcare system in this country became more equitable and easier to navigate, especially for those without insurance.

The good news is that there are some healthcare providers who are taking all of these problems into serious consideration. They know that there are problems that need to be solved and they are ready to be on the front lines to solve them. One such group are the Urgent Care Extra clinics and facilities located across the southwest with clinics such as Urgent Care Gilbert. These facilities are filled with doctors who understand the problems with our current medical care system. They know that people should not have to wait hours to see a doctor while they wait in pain. These are the people who are becoming problem solvers for these serious problems that face the medical community. One way that they are facing them is by providing urgent and non urgent medical care to people in the community who would otherwise end up in the emergency room for illnesses that are easily treated outside of the emergency room. They do this by providing care for people who do not have health insurance. This aspect of their business is so important. They advertise having unbeatable cash prices, and that is truly critical and a great way to help reduce the number of people ending up in the emergency room for health problems that can be handled in other ways. Urgent Care Gilbert’s doctors want to take care of patients quickly and with the best care. This is truly all that you should want out of a doctor’s office: people who will treat you with respect and care for your illness. By accepting people without insurance, Urgent Care Gilbert does just that. Call them today.

Spine treatment is needed for youth.

Growing up I had a friend that suffered from scoliosis.  It was a terrible disease that caused her a lot of pain and I can only imagine what it would have done for her if there was a spinal treatment program that could have been through minimally invasive methods.  It would have changed her life.  Fortunately, it seems that more and more of those programs are starting to be developed.  The reason for this is that many of the programs that have been around in the past have received a good amount of biomedical funding that can take the programs very far into the future.  The reason for this is that the programs represent a great way for people to invest in the people and the processes for venture capitalists.

When a venture capitalist sees a good opportunity, they try to invest in it as much as possible as a way to grow their portfolio.  They not only get an ownership stake in the group, but they are also allowed to have a say in the product development.  One of the programs that my family has invested in for a long time is the Da Vinci machine.  The Da Vinci machine was developed as a way to have regular surgery transformed into minimally invasive surgery.  It is a treatment process, often for sciatica injuries, that can transform the medical sector.  My father had the opportunity to recognize this early and it was a great opportunity for him to better invest in a number of the things that we as a family are interested in.  I am excited about this prospect because I think that there is a good opportunity that my family and I can raise a good amount of money through the investment.  The other thing that I am excited about is that many of the machines that are used through the Da Vinci process are starting to be used for brain surgery.

brain treatmentAs many people are well aware, brain surgery is an incredibly difficult process.  The reasons for this are many, but first and foremost, it is the hands of the doctors that can really make or break the process.  The unsteadiness of a hand movement can actually kill a patient.  As a result, the introduction of a machine to do a lot of the movement allows for the doctors to better control the process.  It has thus far created a number of better opportunity for the patients that have undergone surgery through the minimally invasive method with the machine.  I think that it is the future of surgery because not only is the recuperation process shorter, but it allows for the people to remain awake in the process of the surgery.  I am sure that is weird for everyone that is participating, but it is probably better in the long run for anyone that is looking to get surgery in their brains.  I know that I would want to be awake just to see how I felt during the process.


Invisalign is a new movement for braces.

It makes me feel really old when I have to start a sentence by saying, “When I was a kid…”  It immediately dates me and makes me think that so much has changed over that time.  Now, I am not sure really how much has changed, but I do know that I will be continuing to learn about all of the various changes into the future.  One of the things that has changed dramatically from when I was a kid are braces.  Now, I know that most of you may not think that this is a big cultural change, but let me tell you a little bit about why I think the move to ortodoncia invisible is a big one.  For starters, when I was a kid, I got gold braces.  I thought that I was the coolest person to ever exist.  I was probably not that awesome and it looked like all of my teeth were yellow, so it was probably not the best decision ever.  Nevertheless, now patients can elect to get perfectly clear braces.  I have a colleague that had the clear Invisalign braces and he loved them.  It was really difficult to tell that he had anything on his teeth. ortodoncista

The big difference between these and the traditional braces comes down to having to eat food.  With the Invisalign braces, you have to take them out every time that you want to eat something.  This means that if you are going to be drinking something other than water or eating a burrito, the braces have to come out.  You would also want to thoroughly clean your teeth before you put the braces back on.  This is opposed to the more traditional braces which you have to leave on always.  With those, you do not get the option of whether or not you want to be wearing the braces.  In those cases, I would have to say that I would prefer to not have to take them off. You can always brush and floss your teeth, so my mind set would be to just get the ones that you can see, so that it is more convenient.

In the end, I do not think that it would be a difference one way or the other.  Still, it all comes down to personal preference and however you want to be seen.  After saying that, I also have to realize that most people are not judged for having braces. It would seem to be completely unfair for that to happen, so it more just comes down to personal preference and what you ortodoncista has to say about the whole operation.  If they do not think that it would work, then I would have to say that you should probably move toward the more traditional method of braces with wires.  That may be a large determining factor on the potential of getting the clear braces for your personal use.

The water damage restoration process is key to moving on with your life.

http://www.restorationeze.comThe process of restoring your home after serious water damage can be a very tricky beast. After all, this is a serious issue that needs to be taken care of, and you want to be sure that you clean up the water thoroughly so as to prevent future problems down the road. Knowing that you have someone on your side who you trust working to get rid of water contaminating your home is absolutely part of the process. You need to be able to work with the person who is taking care of your repair job because you are trusting them to work in your home and to give you the best work that they have in order to get you and your family back to your normal lives. The folks at RestorationEze know how important this aspect of trust is, which is why they work to make you their priority when working on your home and communicate with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the restoration process clearly.

There are many different removal techniques that water damage repair specialists and technicians might use to get your home functioning back the way that it should. These different removal methods, measurements, and techniques are all important parts of the process, as they allow the specialist to truly work through your unique restoration situation and make the best decisions based on your specific needs. Because water is such a destructive and powerful being, restoration methods vary heavily based on the amount of water that has caused problems in your home. The time that the water has remained stagnant in your home plays a big role in the kind of restoration techniques that must be used. For example, if a carpet has been wet for longer than forty eight hours and if the water is not sewage based water, then you can likely save you carpet and avoid the cost of replacing it. However, if water is allowed to sit for any longer than forty eight hours or if it is sewage based from the start, you are most likely going to have to replace your carpet. Determining these differences in the category of water and the class of the water damage can be the difference between an easy fix for your water damage problems and a more challenging turn of events. The speed with which you act to solve these problems can also make the difference. It is not enough to simply throw a few fans in your basement and hope for the best; you truly do need to make the decision to call a water damage restoration company as soon as possible in order to make your repairs easier and more cost effective. It is critical that someone comes to your home to help you make these repairs happen, or else you may end up with at lot more damage to handle and more money spent that originally needed to happen. Moral of the story: do not procrastinate, take water damage seriously, and call RestorationEze at the first sight of water damage!

The right window treatment can serve many functions

You might think that the window coverings on your home or business are just there so that something is covering your wide open windows but in fact there are a number of reasons that people add window coverings to their windows.

First of all, as a cover or barrier from the outside world, the right kind of window coverings can allow a balance between the right amount of privacy and the right amount of sun. No one wants their windows to be totally open and transparent all of the time and so if you have the right kind of Hunter Douglas blinds or Hunter Douglas shades you can choose when you want wide open windows that will let a lot of sun and natural air in and when you want it, also provide enough privacy so that you do not have to worry about people looking into your home.

window coverings Another benefit that the right kinds of window coverings can provide that people do not often think about is that window coverings, if done right, can help create a seal around your window that can help lower your energy costs by keeping the inside air inside and the outside air outside. Many people do not think about their window coverings as a factor in their house’s green factor but the right kind of window treatments can make a huge difference in how much your family is paying every month to heat or cool your home. This can be a particularly significant difference if you live in an area that gets particularly harsh summers or winters. If you would be interested in seeing how energy efficient your window treatments are or would like to buy new window coverings that will work to make your home as energy efficient as possible, you can call or stop by AAA Blinds and Décor to check out the Hunter Douglas blinds and shades that have the highest energy efficient ratings.

Last but not least, the other important thing about window coverings is that they can really make a huge difference in how you’re the room looks and feels. Old and ugly shades or shutters can really give the place a drab look but with a little bit of renovation, new Hunter Douglas custom blinds can give a fresh look to any room in the house. It is not often that when decorating your home you get to so clearly and easily mix style with function but when it comes to finding the perfect Hunter Douglas custom blinds, that is certainly the case. No matter what your tastes are or what kind of window coverings you prefer over the others, there is without a doubt something at AAA Blinds and Décor that will fit with both your tastes as well as your home needs. If you are not sure about what kind of window treatments would work best in your home or if you have any questions over their products go ahead and give AAA Blinds and Décor a call and they will be happy to answer any of your questions.

The new worry of wildlife preservation

As a culture, we have always grown and moved around, expanding into all the empty places around us. We have never taken much time to think about what was there before, we just take over the land and build on it, we grow into it, because it was empty before. Our mindset has always been that if there is nothing built on it, we should put up a fence and claim it for our own. But over the centuries this has had an unexpected consequence of actually decimating all the wildlife that actually already lived there on that land. What we did not see was that there were already great and complex eco systems in place in those areas, and that by our arrival we killed off their way of living and made their existence impossible. The new frontier of development and moving our society and culture forward is going to be going back a bit. We need to move back into cities and we need to begin to preserve land. Wildlife preservation needs to be the way forward for us, because without it we are going to lose some very important species of animals that cannot be replaced and that we will have a tough time living without.  By leaving land alone that seems empty, by preserving land, we are going to be able to move into a place where we are free to preserve wildlife. Because wildlife preservation may be the only thing that preserves us as a culture. We are going to be unable to move back in time once we realize it is too late. So we need to make changes before we reach that point. wildlife preservation

The most important piece of this is understanding that wildlife has an inherent right to exist in their natural environments, and that we as a society have moved out of our limits by viewing wildlife as something that we can move and control. We need to understand that we do not have the rights to that land and that wildlife area, that they were there first and that means they have the first right to the trees, the water, and the clean air. We should not feel that we have the right to come in and take it over. So there are those of us who realize the importance of wildlife preservation, and we are working to save that land and keep those space wild and free for the sake of the lives of those animals. Just because nothing is currently there in our view does not mean that the land is not in use and that we can move in and do what we want with it. This is why wildlife preservation is such a new worry, because now that we know about it and understand it, we realize how much we have to change and how far we have to go before we are in a place where we are safe and secure in keeping those wildlife around for future generations to enjoy.

Extractions in Dental Care

I don’t know about you, but for me, the prospect of getting any of my teeth removed is an anxious situation. I’d rather do so many other painful things that have someone reach into my mouth with a tool and yank out a tooth. This was how I felt about the possibility of tooth extraction, especially considering my dentist informed me that I am a candidate for wisdom teeth removal. I figured my dentist would be the one to do the procedure, but I was wrong. His practice did not specialize in wisdom teeth extraction. Rather than make an exception, he referred me to his preferred Oral Surgeon to do the procedure. I was not happy about going elsewhere for dental care, especially considering this was a surgical procedure. But because my dentist compelled me to go, I followed his instructions and made my intake appointment with a surgeon who specializes in OMS.

OMS stands for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Basically, an OMS Oral Surgeon is a specialist in the field of dentistry who offers a range of more in depth oral procedures. No one likes to know they need surgery, but upon my first visit with the surgeon, he reassured me that wisdom teeth removal was the most common, pain-free procedure that exists. Rather than scare me with what would happen if I didn’t have my wisdom teeth removed, he covered the benefits of being proactive along with what goes into a complicated extraction. I was first at ease when he informed me of the anesthetics used to numb my mouth and make me most comfortable. Then he covered the average length of time it takes to remove a wisdom tooth. After the procedure, we went over what to expect in regards to the healing process and how to best mitigate any potential pain that could arise from the area healing itself. Even with all the reassurance in the world, I was still scared. I told him that I’m a child when it comes to this stuff. He listened to me for a moment then left the room, promising to return shortly.

After about two and a half minutes, he returned with a young child by his side. The child was seemingly in no distress or pain. The dentist introduced me to the young boy and said that this young boy of seven years old just had a tooth extracted and was doing just fine. What a relief! If a seven year old could do, so could I. Determined to follow through, I came back for the wisdom teeth removal about a week later. Just as he predicted, my experience was relatively painless and went by so quickly. It’s been about a month since my surgery and I’m so happy that I faced my fears and went through with my wisdom teeth removal. If it wasn’t for a reassuring, competent Oral Surgeon, I may have chickened out. If I were to have chickened out, I could have faced a serious of dental problems for the rest of my life. Thank you so much – I am so grateful to have had this experience!