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1.Getting the Best Deal on Small Business Phone Systems
Small business can mean a lot of things, but for most companies who fall under that moniker, small business means operating on a stringent budget. Even if the expenses of your business allow for substantial purchasing, ...
[Added: 21 Dec 2006   Hits: 734   Words: 365]

2.The Basics of Upgrading a Business Phone System
So you've outgrown your current phone system and need to expand. If replacing your current business phone system is not in the operational budget, there are options for upgrading what you already own. If you own a KSU system, you may find that ...
[Added: 21 Dec 2006   Hits: 737   Words: 373]

3.Top Questions Your Web Design Firm Should Be Asking You
Before any business owner develops a web site, they usually have something in mind regarding the esthetics, layout and overall budget they have for the project. While all of these are certainly an important part of building a ...
[Added: 21 Jun 2006   Hits: 511   Words: 380]

4.Finding the Best Web Designer for Your Website
When shopping for a web designer, there are several things you can do to help find the best value for your money. Between talking to the design team and viewing their portfolio of completed projects, one can usually get a ...
[Added: 21 Jun 2006   Hits: 488   Words: 444]

5.Hiring a Web Design Firm vs. Freelance Designer
A web site is more than just a tool for business. It's part of your "brand" image, your storefront and a measure of your professionalism. A good web site is navigable, provides easy access to goods, services or information and effectively serves the ...
[Added: 21 Jun 2006   Hits: 562   Words: 370]

6.The Right Restaurant Supplier Can Make All the Difference
Last month, I opened my third restaurant in twelve years. Anyone who knows anything about the restaurant business will tell you that success of that nature isn't easy to come by. I started out with a small diner ...
[Added: 10 May 2006   Hits: 459   Words: 384]

7.Finding a Restaurant Equipment Supplier Crucial for New Restaurant Owners
If you are in the restaurant business, you probably already know just how crucial it is to find a restaurant equipment supplier who can take care of your individual needs. For those who are considering opening a restaurant, finding a reliable equipment supplier should be ...
[Added: 10 May 2006   Hits: 415   Words: 360]

8.Restaurant Supply Should Be About More than Just Selling Equipment
Over the course of my tenure as a restaurant owner and manager, I've had multiple pieces of equipment fail. Luckily, my equipment supplier has been able to keep things running smoothly in the kitchen by giving me advice on repairs or providing replacement units in a timely fashion. More ...
[Added: 05 May 2006   Hits: 334   Words: 420]

9.Administrators Becoming More Savvy in Programming Business Phone Systems
When I was new to the retail end of the telecommunications business, most of my customers expressed the same opinion when it came to programming their phone system. Back then, programming a business phone system was a lot like trash collection...administrators just wanted you to deal with it ...
[Added: 15 Apr 2006   Hits: 341   Words: 353]

10.Buying Business Phone Systems Doesn't Have to be Complicated
As a purchasing manager, it's my job to make sure that the items purchased for my company will not only meet our present and future needs, but that they will do so in a cost effective manner. With some items I am charged with obtaining, ...
[Added: 15 Apr 2006   Hits: 360   Words: 377]

11.How to Save Money When Buying Inkjet Cartridges
Purchasing ink cartridges for professional and consumer printers can be a costly endeavor. With many desktop printers costing less than the ink cartridges needed to run them, the search for affordable ink has never been more necessary than now. Unfortunately, many individuals and purchasing managers ...
[Added: 14 Apr 2006   Hits: 518   Words: 358]

12.Cellular Ties in to Business Phone System
The roving sales reps at my company have something to be happy about. We recently updated our phone system to allow them to use the full resources of our office phone system from their cell phones. All information that they receive ...
[Added: 11 Apr 2006   Hits: 341   Words: 366]

13.Basics of Multi Line Commercial Phone Systems
While most commercial phone systems offer standardized features such as voice mail, call forwarding, transferring and hold music, not all are created equal. With three different options for businesses, it's important to understand that the phone system you choose should be reflection of your businesses size and where ...
[Added: 11 Apr 2006   Hits: 340   Words: 396]

14.A Line for Every Extension
I recently replaced the business phone systems in the company I own to accommodate the needs of my staff. I wish I could say that it was to accommodate the needs of our customers, but sadly, that isn't the case. You see, our old ...
[Added: 10 Apr 2006   Hits: 391   Words: 425]

15.A Good Business Phone System Can Help Streamline Customer Service
Let's face it; customer service is an important part of a successful business. I would even go as far as to say it's the most important part of a successful business, especially one that utilizes the telephone as its main source ...
[Added: 10 Apr 2006   Hits: 830   Words: 300]

16.Restaurant Supply a Lifesaver for Caterer
A few years ago, I was working as a catering manager of a local historic hotel. The hotel had been in terrible condition for many years until a group of investors purchased it and began the long arduous process of renovation. They were able to get the majority ...
[Added: 04 Apr 2006   Hits: 374   Words: 481]

17.Tips for Entrepreneurs Opening a Restaurant
As entrepreneurial enterprises are concerned, opening a restaurant is by far one of the hardest endeavors to undertake. While the rate of restaurant failure isn't nearly as bad as it's purported to be, restaurants do fail at a much higher rate than many other ...
[Added: 04 Apr 2006   Hits: 551   Words: 465]

18.Things to Consider When purchasing Commercial Phone Systems
As a retailer for commercial phone systems, I am often asked what criteria should be considered when revamping or replacing a business phone system. While there are many individual considerations that are specific to each situation, most of these fall under the ...
[Added: 01 Apr 2006   Hits: 364   Words: 359]

19.How to Sort Out the Complications of Purchasing a Business Phone System
Purchasing a business phone system can be difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with your current business phone system and with what your available options are. Familiarizing yourself with modern business phone systems can yield big dividends when it comes time to upgrade, expand or replace ...
[Added: 01 Apr 2006   Hits: 371   Words: 360]

20.Purchasing Business Phones Doesn't Have to Hurt
Finding the right business phone distributor can be a lot like dating. Inevitably, you will go through your fair share of undesirable suitors before finding the right one. Not only that, the process itself will be well beyond nerve ...
[Added: 29 Mar 2006   Hits: 368   Words: 371]

21.The Shelf Life of a Small Business Phone System
Nothing lasts forever, or so they say. This can be especially true when it comes to small business phone systems. Most experts will tell you that the average life of a business phone system is five to seven years, although this can vary ...
[Added: 28 Mar 2006   Hits: 395   Words: 351]

22.Special Considerations for Small Business Phone Systems
Small businesses have special needs, especially in comparison to larger, more established companies. The term "small business" often really refers to "new business", in that many small businesses that have been around for a while are ...
[Added: 24 Mar 2006   Hits: 399   Words: 361]

23.Upgrading Your Business Phone System
Upgrading a business phone system is, whenever possible, a much more cost effective alternative to replacing a business phone system. Replacing a business phone system can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor, to say ...
[Added: 24 Mar 2006   Hits: 339   Words: 322]

24.Restaurant Equipment Supplier Helped Reduce Loss Liters
I was out with friends for dinner on one of the rare nights I give myself off, talking about the restaurant business. We had a wonderful evening and as the night wore on, decided to stay and close down the bar. At his bar, we met some interesting ladies and ...
[Added: 21 Mar 2006   Hits: 332   Words: 441]

25.Proper Preventive Maintenance Starts With Knowing Your Restaurant Equipment
Several weeks ago, I was forced to replace a very expensive piece of equipment at my bistro. A convection oven that I inherited with the building suddenly stopped working. I called a repair service and the machinery medics were quickly dispatched. Unfortunately, the news was ...
[Added: 20 Mar 2006   Hits: 429   Words: 380]

26.Business Phone Blues
I work for a specialty after market auto parts retailer. We have no showroom, so around twenty percent of our business comes from the Internet while eighty percent comes from the telephone. We send out catalogs to those who request them or anyone who ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2006   Hits: 341   Words: 359]

27.Handling the Purchase of a Business Phone System
Purchasing a business phone system is not an easy endeavor, but with the right mind set and a little knowledge about business telephones, you can find a viable, budget friendly solution to your business' communication needs. One of ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2006   Hits: 366   Words: 353]

28.Finding the Right Equipment Supplier Paramount to Success in the Restaurant Industry
Most companies with any degree of overhead know that finding the right supplier of products necessary to run their business is of the utmost importance. For most businesses, it can mean a substantial savings and reduce ...
[Added: 02 Mar 2006   Hits: 351   Words: 358]

29.Hall Cabinets, Benches and Accent Chests Increasing in Popularity
I remember the 70's very well. Hallways in houses and apartments were almost always decorated the same way. There were two options. Option one was no decoration at all, just barren hallway. Option two was a variation ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2006   Hits: 364   Words: 372]

30.Web Furniture Retailers Embracing Art Yet Another Reason to Shop Online
It seems that once again, the virtual world has outperformed the real world. Online furniture retailers are offering canvas transfers and prints from respected artists alongside their furniture. I have to confess, I ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2006   Hits: 445   Words: 460]

31.Purchasing Inventory Management Software for Process Manufacturing Businesses
Reducing inventory management costs is an essential and integral part of any business, but none more so than in the process manufacturing business. Proper inventory management can make a real difference in obtaining and retaining a competitive edge in ...
[Added: 23 Feb 2006   Hits: 409   Words: 310]

32.The Importance of Customer Service When Purchasing Process Manufacturing Software
Process manufacturing software is the lifeblood of the chemical and food production industries. Products from paint to peanut butter are manufactured using some level of process manufacturing software applications, and for good reason. Process manufacturing software can make ...
[Added: 23 Feb 2006   Hits: 397   Words: 386]

33.Purchasing Process Manufacturing Software
Process manufacturing software is vital to process manufacturing businesses who produce goods to be sold on the market. While there are many companies who produce (and even more who distribute) software of this nature, not all software applications are equal in capability or in ...
[Added: 18 Feb 2006   Hits: 359   Words: 308]

34.MSDS Availability for Chemical Manufacturers
Material Safety Data Sheets are an important part of the chemical manufacturing business, not only from a safety standpoint, but from a regulatory standpoint as well. Chemical manufacturers must make Material Safety Data Sheets available for all clients and products when applicable. In ...
[Added: 18 Feb 2006   Hits: 390   Words: 306]

35.More and More Designers Using Interior Design Software for Commercial Projects
Taking cues from the print design world, which went from the utilization of drawing boards, acetate, razorblades and photocopiers for most of their work to switching everything to programs like Quark Express, Photoshop and Illustrator, the interior design world is moving towards the virtual ...
[Added: 14 Feb 2006   Hits: 447   Words: 370]

36.The Politics of Fashion
Everyone knows that clothes make the man. From the executive suits that litter Wall Street like the remnants of a ticker-tape parade to the coveralls and work boots worn by construction workers and mechanics, clothes tell the ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006   Hits: 447   Words: 318]

37.The Merger of Art and Designer Clothing
The human figure has been portrayed in art for centuries. From the anatomically precise sketches of pre-modern Da Vinci and post modern sculpture of Damien Hirst to the telling facial expression and body language of Caravaggio, the human form has been explored and exploited both inside ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006   Hits: 446   Words: 319]

38.My Battle with Bipolar Disorder
Since my early twenties, I have suffered from bipolar disorder. I am now in my mid-forties and have managed to keep it under control through the use of medications as well as the support of my friends, family and ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006   Hits: 347   Words: 421]

39.Recognizing the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a treatable brain disorder marked by extreme shifts in a person's mood and disposition. Periods of intense mania are followed by bouts of severe depression, often with periods of normalcy in between. ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006   Hits: 329   Words: 429]

40.Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders can have a devastating effect on those who suffer from them. Left untreated, anxiety disorders often inhibit an individual's ability to function normally in everyday life. Anxiety disorder may also be a source of additional tension caused by the strain the condition ...
[Added: 30 Jan 2006   Hits: 442   Words: 349]

41.Living with Depression
Depression is a psychological, biological and environmental problem that has affected millions of people, both directly and indirectly. People suffering with depression often have difficulty functioning normally, and frequently experience problems in their everyday lives as a result. The emotional toll of depression can shatter families; result in a ...
[Added: 30 Jan 2006   Hits: 444   Words: 357]

42.The Accidental Gift Basket
My husband and I recently had a baby, and family and friends have been dropping by regularly to visit and see our new addition. We live near my family, so they've been over almost every day while my husband's family is spread out all over ...
[Added: 29 Jan 2006   Hits: 433   Words: 561]

43.Remote Calling Function is Priceless
As a salesman, I'm out of the office about forty weeks during an average year. The nature of my business is such that I am not only unable to be contacted at all times, but really wouldn't want to be even if I could. Our office utilizes a remote calling ...
[Added: 25 Jan 2006   Hits: 364   Words: 324]

44.Game Tables have Come A Long Way
When I was young, my family had a game table in our basement that my siblings and I all enjoyed. We played chess and checkers just about every night to amuse ourselves and I can still recall many fond memories of conversations we had while seated ...
[Added: 24 Jan 2006   Hits: 413   Words: 390]

45.Bunk Bed Basics
Bunk beds are a great way to fit two beds into a smaller space, or to maximize the floor space of a shared room. There are now bunk beds available with storage drawers, roll out mattresses and even some ...
[Added: 24 Jan 2006   Hits: 426   Words: 517]

46.Valentine's Day a Perfect Holiday for Gift Baskets
Many people associate gift baskets with Christmas, Easter, housewarming or job promotions, and rightfully so. Gift baskets are wonderful gifts for these occasions and many others. Gift baskets also make a great gift for Valentine's Day. With so many gift baskets ...
[Added: 24 Jan 2006   Hits: 398   Words: 316]

47.Muzak for the Business Phone System Ruined My Favorite Songs
When someone calls my office, there's a good chance they will be put on hold. We don't want to put anyone on hold; it's just a necessity that arises from being busy. When people who call are put on hold, they are greeted with ...
[Added: 13 Jan 2006   Hits: 432   Words: 325]

48.The Importance of Holding
I now understand the importance of holding. No, I'm not talking about two lovers caressing each other tightly in front of a fireplace (although that is also certainly important, fireplace or not). I'm talking about being put on hold when doing business over the phone. I recently took my ...
[Added: 13 Jan 2006   Hits: 339   Words: 370]

49.My Jewelry Armoire
The older I get, the harder I find it to throw things away. By far, clothes are the most difficult for me to get rid of as I keep thinking that I will have occasion to wear again what hasn't been worn in years. Despite my reluctance, I ...
[Added: 10 Jan 2006   Hits: 460   Words: 528]

50.Bunk Beds Change, People Don't
I remember vividly the day my family moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Chicago. I was all of ten years old and like any child would be, excited to see the city. My father had received a promotion at the ...
[Added: 10 Jan 2006   Hits: 342   Words: 609]


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