An audit did projections of our market share and where we could be in a year with an investment in pick and place packaging. We had the ability to ramp up manufacturing of our confectionery product by more than 100 percent of we wanted to. What we could not do is handle packaging. From our supply line of raw materials to shipping the only bottleneck we had was packaging. It was our Achilles heel. The audit showed we could substantially increase profits and even hire more staffing if we could improve our daily packaging rate by at least 100 percent.
Doubling output could start today, but we could not get it all packaged. Our new pick and place packaging were purchased using a loan that was approved because of the audit. Continue reading
Whether your dream is to build a multi-million dollar business or something small to pay the bills, a scrap metal business is a straight forward lucrative venture anyone can start especially when scrap metal prices per pound are good. As energy and materials become more and more scarce recycled materials are being used in almost every item we use. Metals are especially attractive for recycling in that they can be melted, purified, re-alloyed and made into a material just as good as the original stock. The energy to recycle metal is less than the energy to mine and refine “new” metal; therefore a market will always exist for scrap metal.
Scrap metal can be found and traded for money or you can be a middleman between the refiners and smelters and have individuals bring you their scrap, otherwise known as a junk yard or scrap yard. Most people generally think owning a scrap yard is the only way to make the real money with recycled metals. However industry consistently has a need to dispose of old equipment and materials. Continue reading
I remember when I went to college, my older sister told me that she wanted to make sure that I was going to be going out safely, as she knew that I had a fake id and there was nothing that she was going to say to me that was going to keep me from going out to the bars. I thought that I knew everything until she told me that I had to always keep an eye on my drink. She had a friend who had cup fillers and when I asked what that was she told me that when she was in college her friend had a guy buy her a drink but she did not see him get it poured at the bar and there was something in it that made her pass out. She had no idea what happened or what was put in her cup and that was a real problem for her.
I did not want that to happen to me so when I had a guy come up to me and ask me if he could buy me a drink I would tell him yes but that I would want to go to the bar with him so that I could order what I wanted. This was a good cover to make sure that the drink was always in my sight and that I was not going to be able to have anybody take a chance by spiking it with something that was not supposed to be in there. I wanted to make sure that there was a person that would be able to watch me go to my car at night so I would always have the police man or the bouncer on the door watch me or take me to my car.
I have been looking at this place out in the country and I am quite sure that the only way to get a pay tv service would be to get a satellite package. I love the place in theory, but I am not sure if it is an entirely practical idea. The big thing is whether or not I could find a good internet connection. Of course satellite tv is easy. You can get it any place, like this deal for example that I found quite readily http://satellitetelevisionpackages.com/directv-and-internet/. I have not looked at the fine print of that deal and I suspect that it is not quite as good a deal with if you look at the whole picture. Of course you see the ad for the direct tv package and they have a nice number in great big letters that is supposed to look awesome. It is going to be awesome for as long as they give you that price. Continue reading
Locals like to say that God kissed the Earth and called it Asheville. The city is the largest in the Western half of North Carolina and a major tourist destination. If you are thinking about a stay in a bed and breakfast inn in Asheville, you need to decide when to visit. This really breaks down into two times of year, as Asheville has a half of the year that is decidedly better than the other half.
Asheville’s “good” half of the year runs from April through October. April is the first month that there flowers blooming in the gardens at the Biltmore Estate, which a must-see for anyone visiting the city who has never seen it. Different flowers bloom in the gardens there in the months of May and June, so visiting in these three different months yields three different visual extravaganzas.
Beautiful flowers are also to be seen at the local University of North Carolina Asheville botanical gardens, as well as the North Carolina Arboretum. Late May through mid June are also the peak times for rhododendron blooms along the ridge tops.
Summer is when this part of North Carolina is best to be a tourist, as every imaginable and famous attraction within driving distance, from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grandfather Mountain is open and alive. Continue reading
Asheville North Carolina has quickly gained fame as one of the best summer vacation destinations in the United States. In 2011 it won the travelers choice award, and is listed among Frommers places that you must see in the United States. What is it that sets this city in North Carolina apart as a must-see vacation destination? Well the truth is that there’s not just one thing but instead many things that make this city a place to see.
Spas and Wellness
Since the 1700s Asheville North Carolina has been recognized as a place where individuals can go to and receive high-quality spa and relaxation treatments. Its location, within view when proximity of the Blue Ridge Mountains, makes it a perfect place for individuals to sit and enjoy the natural spring waters that are produced there. Visitors to Asheville North Carolina are surprised by the wide range of spa and relaxation techniques that are available, many of which are usually only available in a metropolitan area. Continue reading