All posts by ahonk

25Jan/18

A New View for Melanie

My wife Melanie is at her wit’s end. Recently, she just turned forty years of age. Most people would be happy to make it to be forty. She is not happy at all. She is feeling self-conscious about getting older. She already experiences menopause. Her main concern is her beautiful face. She has already noticed the early signs of aging. She has slight wrinkles on her face and dark circles around her eyes. I think she looks fine the way she is, but she just doesn’t believe it. She searched the Lifecell store to find help for her aging face.

My wife is going to great lengths to get the youthful face that she desires so much. She scours the for information online to help her with her problem. She has tried all types of weird home remedies to remove wrinkles. She tried everything. She used lemon juice, mud masks, and even hemorrhoid cream. Unfortunately.… Read More

04Nov/17

Concrete is Fueling Global Construction

The commercial world is being built with concrete. It is in just about every form of construction that I can think of. There are concrete highways and buildings. My wood-framed house has a concrete footer, a block wall made from concrete blocks and a concrete floor in the basement. Our sidewalks are concrete as well as our driveway. Foreign construction is also largely driven using concrete as a major building component. The Focus concrete batch plant in Indonesia is building Indonesia’s infrastructure.

In our country I have heard that the concrete in the Hoover Dam built many decades ago is still curing in the center. That is amazing to think about. I wonder if they ever drilled out a core sample to check that out. Concrete can also be a problem if not done right. There is a highway where I live that was redone. They poured miles of concrete and then the compression strength tests failed. The project needed to be redone. I don’t remember them digging it back up, but they have been working on that section now for years and years making repairs.… Read More

28Sep/17

I’m Lousy at Business Paperwork, but Now I Can Even Do Payroll Without a Problem

I use to feel like I wanted to just pull my hair out every two weeks when I did payroll for my employees. It got so frustrating that my wife took over the responsibility. She has her own career, and I have my own business, but she puts in the overtime doing the payroll for me. When she got a promotion that would stop her ability to do the biweekly payroll, I thought I would just hire someone else. Then she showed me the Intuit software she has been using and the full-featured Intuit payroll support she has access too.

I was doing it the old-fashioned way using tax tables and a calculator. She has set up a payroll system that makes it so that I can get it done myself in a fraction of the time that it used to take me to do. I had no problem going from not having anything to do with the payroll system for my business to taking over the full responsibility of it once again.… Read More

07Aug/17

Why People Think Services Are A Good Idea

5 Points To Remember Before Getting Into Restaurant Franchising Are you planning to open a restaurant of your own but not sure on where to start things? A franchise is basically offering turnkey opportunity in owning a restaurant that has built-in name recognition and at the same time, a proven track record of success. If you want to know more about restaurant franchising, then you better keep on reading to learn the important things you need to. Number 1. Franchising a restaurant is not that cheap – we can’t deny the fact that restaurant franchises come with a big price tag. So to give you an example, one restaurant may demand prospect franchisees to have minimum of 1.5 million dollars net worth as well as 750,000 dollars cash reserves while others need franchisees to have a million dollars net worth and half a million in liquid assets. There are lots of franchises that are requiring previous restaurant or various business related experience before enabling you can represent their brand. Always keep in mind that even if you’re about to open an independent restaurant, the investors might be searching for experience in restaurant industry too. Number 2. Restaurant franchises are turnkey operations – one of the common reasons to why it is extremely expensive to get restaurant franchises is that, they’re turnkey ready. From dining room design, menu, kitchen layout and even the marketing campaign, it is all done on your behalf. You do not need to work hard and think … Read More

07Aug/17

The Key Elements of Great Franchises

How Beneficial Restaurant Franchising Is? So, you have the determination, the drive as well as the entrepreneur spirit, what is lacking to you now is getting the right restaurant franchising. As a matter of fact, if you want to be your own boss, then owning one is the best way to do it. Investing in a franchise is typically better than creating a standalone. It is you who need to create the concept, price guideline and menu without any assistance if you push through in starting a standalone restaurant. If that is not bad enough, you additionally need to put much of your time in establishing and building your customer base. Well granted, this opportunity you have would still require hard work and lots of effort on your part. On the other hand, you do not necessarily need to go through all this if, you opt for restaurant franchising. Here are a few things that you’ll get from franchising. As a franchise owner, you are already the boss even before you open it up. You have to take a real and honest look at the kind of franchise you want and can afford. There are franchises that are requiring initial investment however, this does not include legal fees, working capital, supplies needed to start or the franchise fee. You need to get a list of figures that need to be settled for you to begin a franchise for this. You know what you’re expecting from through this.
The Beginners Guide Read More