Wednesday, October 30, 2013

3 Keys To Unlock Success with Your Locksmith Business

The three keys to unlock success with your Locksmith Business are customer referrals, immediate response and marketing. All of these things can be done with the assistance of a good answering service for locksmiths. This is a demanding field with new people entering and many do not last for long. Nevertheless, people still try, so give your business the advantage of  our answering service. Your business is accessible 24 hours a day, professional people, not a machine, answers the phone. Since the service is catered to fit your business, information given to clients is guided by your company policy.
Contact from client to business is the key to keeping a business flowing and growing. Every call offers an opportunity to extend your business. A small purchase may turn into a contract to place locks in a small business or a large office complex. There is never anyway to know who is on the phone or who their friends are. A person with a very simple lock out of their car may tell an employer of your prompt arrival when they needed your service and you have a big job by way of communication, a great lead. Our locksmith answering service offers these opportunities everyday 24 hours a day with online and telephone staffing ready to take messages, send text, make appointments and maintain records of your calls. Leads are forwarded giving your business a chance to gather more clients for your business.

Never Miss an Opportunity to Stay Connected

  • Staff always answers the phone 24/7
  • Quick call answering
  • Save on overhead cost
  • Professional courteous service
  • Making every customer feel important
  • Located in United States
  • Call record provided
  • Prompt messaging

Make Use of the Virtual Office

Many businesses are talking about the virtual office but with our twenty four hour answering service and call center, you are truly getting the best possible virtual office available. The technology is available t message you by phone, computer or tablet. Instructions are listed with your service to manage any situation and there is your service’s attention to professional detail. Your customers will always feel as if they are talking to your office. The answering service is your off-site staff at a fraction of the cost.
  • Customers interact with real people
  • Get confirmation of all business events
  • Keep important phone data
  • Follow-up calls
  • Call backs easier to make with customer preface
Call to get an estimate of the packages available for a our service. The volume of business is not limited and the chance for growth is unlimited. Your calls and customers are as important to our business as they are to yours and we act accordingly. Moving into big business has more to do with planning and organizing. A touch of luck possibly but having access to strong leads might be a better bet. With Peak Answering you can really begin to add technology to your planning scale.

Next time you feel like you are missing out on leads because you weren't available or couldn't speak Spanish, give our locksmith assisting service a call so that we can give you the keys to growth.

Laura B Writes for techn magazines and for entrepreneur websites helping people learn how to stream line their business.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mom's Worries

I talked to my Mother  last month and  I can tell by listening to her voice that she was worried about something.  I asked her about it and she said that she is worried about my sister getting married soon because she has a  boyfriend.  I told her that it is quite normal  for  a girl at my sister age to have a boyfriend.  To ease her worries, I told her that I will talk to my sister.
To make the story short, my sister assured me that  she knows her boundaries and her obligation.   This must sound weird to  Caucasian families but  Asian families are like that.  The parents  send the kids to school and in return, the kids return the favor by helping the parents when she  get a job.  Not all cases end up like that but for my family, it is that way.  Well, I hope that my sister hold off for  a while and  find a job first  after she graduates before settling down.  (You got that Bunso?)

Some Obvious And Not-So Obvious Benefits Of Soundproofing Windows In NYC

You choose to live in New York City either because you love noise or because you made a trade off. In return for putting up with a lot of noise, you get the excitement of living in one of the liveliest cities in the United States. You could say this about other big cities too. I personally moved to NYC because of my career.

One of the first things that I had to do when I moved was invest in sound proof windows. They are a little more expensive, but definitely worth it in the long run. You might be concerned about replacing windows, which seem perfectly good, or would be if they were part of a rural home or office. Your windows are good, maybe great, and they can stay. Installers place a second, sound proof pane of glass into the existing frame. This creates a vacuum almost no noise can penetrate.

For one thing, this means you can soundproof the windows of any city building, even if that structure was built 100 years ago and is classified as a heritage monument. There are few things owners and renters are permitted to change within such structures, but if the look of a building is not altered and existing components remain, it is possible to soundproof.

Home owners spend a lot of time choosing a house which suits them, right down to the windows. How can they keep what they want and reduce noise if they live in a city? Most residential houses exist outside of cities, but the volume still spreads. Reduce noise pollution in the home by soundproofing without changing the look or function of exterior windows. That is, if you liked the view you had, it will still be there.

Does noise interfere with your concentration at work or meetings with clients? The same thing goes for commercial buildings. Arrange for this addition to be made without taking anything out.
Hurricane Safe Windows
In cities where the volume is always loud, one can easily tune out the volume inside, and not just inside a building. One's ears are affected slowly by the constant noise and after a few years of putting up with noise day after day, hearing loss is the obvious effect. Prevent hearing loss, or at least slow down the process if it cannot be controlled completely.

A window that lets in too much noise also lets in cold, heat, moisture, and dirt. Think about noise reduction as an investment that will lead to lower heating bills during cold months, fewer hours with air conditioning on in summer, less mold and mildew, and a cleaner interior. Car exhaust and other environmental pollutants seep unnoticed into buildings through windows until they discolor walls, ceilings, and floors. They also cause allergic reactions and asthma. As soon as you have your windows looked after, you will notice that energy bills get smaller. You spend less time sniffling, wheezing, and wiping up mildew. Your home or office will look, smell, and feel cleaner.

This was contributed by Theresa Thommes.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Practice Teaching

I talked to my sister   the other day and she told me that she need some money to buy her uniform for her practicum.    I have to send her  the amount  this week so she can order her uniform and be ready for her  practice teaching  course.  I hope that she can apply all the  knowledge that she has learned  for years in order to teach young minds.  This is another  important step for her teaching career.  She will be teaching at Divine Word Elementary School.
She is a bit nervous about it but I know that she can do it.  I understand how she feel though.  I am the same way, whenever I have to do something for the first time, it is always giving me  so much anxiety.

Photo Canvas for the Family Back Home

I am planning to send my family another box of things for Christmas.  I am not sure if  it is advisable for me to  send one of the photo canvases of my kids so my Mom can see them in a big print.  I was never aware  of how beautiful photo canvas is until this year when I  tried one of the companies that offered  their services for free to me in exchange of my honest review. 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Home Sweet Home, One Project At A Time

Whether you only have a hundred dollars to spend on a home improvement project or thousands at your disposal, the prospect of enhancing and adding value to your home is very exciting for most people. The advice that follows will be just what you need to get improvements done.  You can make your ceilings appear higher by following two simple tips. Consider painting vertical stripes on the walls, or adding a floor lamp. This can be a good way to enhance the look of your room. This can even make your room appear bigger and more spacious than it really is.  For an economical approach to floor tiling, consider installing vinyl instead of ceramic or stone. Vinyl will last due to its durability and water resistance, and installation is easy with the adhesive backing. Vinyl flooring comes in two varieties: separate tiles for small areas and large sheets for bigger areas.
Arch Window - Casement & Arch Windows Cranberry Township PA & Murrysville PA

Arch Windows

   
When you want to enhance your standard square windows, you should consider investing in arch windows. Our Murrysville business can order any these custom features through one of our many suppliers that will bring light and beauty into any home. Whether you want to combine it with your Cranberry Township home's outward swing windows, or with its double hang windows, Energy Swing Windows Inc. can create a solution that is just right for you.
Instead of purchasing white towels for your bathroom, choose darker colors or patterns. White is a color that picks up everything and needs constant bleaching. You can choose to have your fingertip towels and washcloths to be one color and your actual bath towels to be a different color altogether. It saves a lot of trouble when washing and makes your bathroom appear a lot cleaner and put together.

Paint your walls a new color. This can be a quick way to make a huge difference in your home's appearance. Different colors can change the mood of the room and give the room a different personality. Many times a coat of paint can eliminate the need to change much else.  One of the smallest improvements to your home with the biggest impact is a deep cleaning of the house. Spending the time to clean every section of your house will improve the overall smell, look, and environment of your home. A thorough cleaning is often overlooked as a cost effective method of home improvement.

If your front lawn features a large, full tree, you can add upward-facing outdoor accent lighting to emphasize the beautiful texture of the leaves and trunk. Upward lighting is also a good choice to accentuate details like trellises or archways. Outdoor accent lighting also adds significant value to the home.  Do-it-yourself hardwood floor installation is especially tempting for homeowners who want to save money by tackling the project on their own. This is fine for most faux-wood kits but if you are using actual wood that must be sanded first, it may be best to hire a professional to handle the sanding. Real wood is quite expensive, and even the smallest sanding goof can ruin the flooring.

If you are installing new flooring, try to find one that has a heating option. This is especially beneficial for colder climates, as heating in the floor will keep your feet warm. There are many kinds of flooring that offer radiant heat options including certain hardwoods, ceramic tiles, linoleum, and bamboo.  Are the fans in your home looking a bit overworked? Why not buy new fan blades and replace the old ones, so that your home looks clean. Dirty fan blades can make your home look dirty. If you are looking for an easy way to keep your home clean, try putting in new fan blades.

Never install non-operable windows during a home improvement effort. Except for picture windows or large, exotic glazing, every standard-sized window should be capable of opening. Regardless of climate, for every home there will be times of the year and times of the day when cracking the window open is the best form of air conditioning.
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MAPEH Majors

The photo below shows the number of  students in my sister's class who is graduating from MAPEH or Music Arts Physical Education and Health.  Their major focuses  on the special needs of special  children with learning disabilities and special talents.  

Experiencing Problems With Your Roof? Try These Suggestions!

If you have a home and are like most people, you do not know enough or get concerned about roofing. But, to be sure your home and family are secure, you need to pay attention. This article will educate you lots of tips to help you take care of that roof. Keep on reading to learn more!
Make sure that you're secured whenever you climb onto your roof.
It is important that you check out your potential contractor's history before you hire. Once you've got them, give them a call and ask them about the value and quality of the work. You need to also look at some of the properties yourself. Drive by and get a look before deciding who to hire.

Don't use short-term solutions for your roof. It may seem like a money saver, but in the end, and that may cost you more. You should take care of problems before they cause serious damages.

Make sure that the roofing contractor you hire is trained and skilled. You can ask family and friends for personal recommendations. This will ensure that you don't want to have a lot of money.


Insurance is something that you need to have when it comes to roof work. If damage occurs to your property and your roofer doesn't have the required insurance, you'll be the one responsible for the cost. Don't just take their word for it either; ask for proof that they have plenty of up to date, have them provide the insurance documents saying that it is comprehensive and current.

Check your roofing materials before installation.
If you think your roof has a leak, try using a garden hose to spray it down. You will then be able to see if there is really an leak and assess the damaged areas. This is more cost effective than hiring a lot cheaper and quicker than hiring a professional.


Think about using architectural shingles for a roof replacement project.They're more attractive and last longer. Ask your contractor you are considering what associations the company is a member of. The good contractors join industry groups so that they keep up with all the latest technological advances and current information. If they are not keeping up to date, you need to be wondering whether the contractor is fully dedicated to his work. Make sure to ask plenty of questions are clearly answered before letting your roofing contractor begin work.The worst thing you do is keep a question to yourself only to have a problem later on. If the contractor refuses to answer your questions, you probably do not want to work with them.

Roofing Contractor in Gainesville, Georgia

As was mentioned in the beginning of this article, most homeowners don't really know too much or concern themselves with roofing. If this applies to you, it's vital that you learn more on the subject in order to properly care for your roof and treat small problems before they become large. Roofing care is essential for the well-being of your family and your house.

The owners of our company in Gainesville, Georgia, possess 37 years of experience in the roofing industry. After more than two decades in the business, the owners decided to start Leak Master Roofing & Repair to offer the Metro Atlanta area a roofing contractor holding the highest standards. Each and every member of our roofing company in Gainesville, Georgia, takes great pride in our fine workmanship and excellent customer service. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

PEP Squad

I am glad that my sister was active in participating in extra curricular activities like swimming and PEP squad.  Next semester would be her last, she would be practice teaching in school  as part of the curriculum.  She is no longer a working student, last semester was her last term.

I will encourage her to review for the Teacher's Licensure exam so she could take it next year.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Seven Thousand Island



I am from the Philippines, a country with  over seven thousand islands.  The weather there is warm all through out the year so coming here in the US with four seasons,  was a big adjustment for me especially during my first year.  I literally felt like I was in the  freezer  on my very first Winter  experience.  I I could not wait till the cold months was over hahaha.  Every time cold season rolls in, I always tease my husband for us to go  to a place  with a warm weather like Aruba.  I mean , who would want to explore the beautiful  island there?  Just take a look at the photos and video  below.  


If you will be given an opportunity to  explore an island, would you consider the exotic beauty of Aruba?  What do you think you would  do first, explore the cultural melting pot or visit the island's hidden gems and beaches?  Or would you explore the culinary scene first?  Share your thoughts with me through jotting it down  at the comment section.  For the meantime, you can explore the Aruba travel website and see   the virtual  tour first of what the island has to offer.  


Work, Business, and Love Life

Oh life, where do I begin.  I have been so busy with my work and my sideline business that my promise to my sister in keeping this blog act...