Why You Need a Business Plan

This article was originally called “Do You Need a Business  Plan ?” The title was changed because in truth, every business needs a business  plan . It’s a common misconception that business  plans  are used only for raising capital, as in “my bank wants to see a business  plan  before they will approve a loan,” or, “I…

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Why Balustrading Is Important for Your Home

Thinking about home renovation? Why not install balustrades and give a striking look to your home! In general, balustrades are railings that are installed at the side of balconies, staircases or swimming pools in order to prevent people from falling. Besides this, they also play a great part in making your living space look good…

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Online Video Ads – Statistics 2008

Many years ago, business owners could only spread the word about their services about as far as a horse could travel. The invention of the telephone changed that, allowing us to reach other towns, cities, and states. Now, the internet has set an entirely new standard in international correspondence and e-commerce. A recent poll on…

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How to Be a Trendsetter in Changing Times

Bob Dylan sounded pretty convincing when he said the times they are a changing. But few of us back then would have believed that we’d experience change at blink-speed. When Bob Dylan was at the peak of his popularity, Trendsetters were little more than a blip on the outer extremes of the radar screen. In…

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HDMI Switch: Insider’s Guide

Background: The High Definition TV “experience” continues to drive manufacturers to offer truly digital devices. The days of analog video interfaces are limited. In previous articles, we touched on HDMI connections. It is clear that HD sources such as DVD players, Cable settop boxes, satellite boxes are transitioning to the HDMI standard. It is inevitable…

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The Art of Good Vibrations

The art of good vibrations is a mixed method of study that will bring you really enjoyable results. We all know that how and where we focus our attention and intention creates much of the mood-scape that we live within. It is obvious to me that I can sometimes get stuck in a negative mind-set.…

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The Adventure of Buying Hunting Properties

Buying hunting properties can be an exciting adventure. However, it is real significant that you know what you’re getting into. There are real specific characteristics you should be looking for. You also must to be very precise about what your goals and possibilities are for this property. You must be capable to envision in your…

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Prairie Style Architecture – DeKalb, Illinois

I have already discussed DeKalb, Illinois’ most obvious example of Prairie style architecture, the oft-mistaken for a Frank Lloyd Wright work A.O. Anderson House. While prominent it isn’t the only example of the style in the city. In fact, there are other examples of the style by architects much more well-known than John S. Van…

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Lumens: How Bright Are Your Bulbs?

How many light bulbs do you have in your house? Do you know how bright they are? Lumens have been defined (Wikipedia) as”a measure of the total “amount” of visible light emitted by a source.” In other words, a lumen is how bright a bulb is. They can range in their brightness. The color of…

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Opening a Bank Account for Your Child

The bible says,”Teach a child the way he should go, and in the end he will not depart from it”. This principle applies to everyone, more so about an individuals financial discipline. Parents need to create time to train their children on the importance of proper financial management. This can be achieved through many ways…

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Book Binding by Hand

Simple bindings for your hand-crafted books are easy to do. They provide a more elegant and longer-lasting solution than staples or binder clips. You can use a variety of materials for the cover. The cover can be made from card stock, file folders, heavy-weight papers, fabric, vinyl, or leather. Match the binding materials to the…

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