• 19Apr

    I was out cutting the lawn with a push mower. I had on ear protection that I could play music through. I just walked under the big oak tree in our yard as I mowed the lawn and felt the ground shake. I looked around startled, and saw that a huge branch split off that oak tree and fell just a few seconds after I cleared the tree with the mower. It hit so hard that I felt the ground tremor come up through my feet. I called a tree service in Long Island after I calmed down. I had a hard time even finishing the lawn that day. I was nervous about mowing close to the tree.

    It looked healthy. Every spring it leafed out and looked strong. It was a little windy that day, but not much. It was just a pleasant breeze on a hot day. I saw the limbs swaying from the porch just a little before I started mowing. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 28Feb

    I figured my husband and I would have a time of it looking at Silver Spring Maryland apartments. The main reason I thought this is because it is so close to Washington D.C., so I figured that people would naturally want to live closer to here since the prices would be lower than what an apartment in the capital would be. We chose Silver Spring because there are two colleges here, and we hope that our daughter will want to go to one of them and commute from home since it is so close.

    She has shown interest in Monroe in the past, so we figured this was a good move for all three of us. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 10Feb

    Moving is an interesting thing. I never liked to do it, but I have enjoyed the changes. Each time we moved, my wife and I ended up in a nicer place. I grew up in a very old and drafty house. When I got married, my wife and I lived in a newer trailer. It was huge compared to that old house I grew up in. It was nice to have the big kitchen and the separate dining room. The bedroom was small with a king-size bed. After that we looked at 2 bedroom Stone Oak Apartments.

    We finally found a really nice place that we wanted to live at for a long time. It was nice to go back to having a two-bedroom apartment. The last place only had one. It made it awkward for overnight guests, even though we had a really nice couch. We used an air mattress too. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 26Apr

    Complaints are a part of doing business. No matter how superior a company is with service to their customer, there are always some customers that are just not satisfied, or situations arise with their service that cause customer dissatisfaction. Most large companies realize that complaints are a part of their business.

    To illustrate this point, think of a national company that you love to do business with (Wal-Mart, Sports Authority, Costco, Home Depot), and do a search on Google for complaints on this company by typing in the company name and then the word complaints.” Youll see that even with the best companies, there are pages and pages of complaints. Sometimes it is just very difficult to please everyone. And some people you can never please.

    The Better Business Bureau states, The finest businesses get complaints. When considering complaint information, please take into account the companys size and volume of transactions, and understand that the nature of complaints and a firms responses to them are often more important than the number of complaints.”

    It is always a wise practice to do your homework on a company before doing business with them. There are many unscrupulous companies in todays world that you want to avoid. How can you tell? What avenues are there in determining what company is best for you?

    A good place to look is the Better Business Bureau. You can find them at www.bbb.org. Some things to consider when looking up a company report:

    Is the Company Listed? – If not, that should be a big red flag. They are either too new, are flying under the radar so as not be noticed, or they arent a registered company.

    Complaints Ratio – Compare the number of complaints to the company’s customer-base they are servicing. If the company has a high rate of complaints, more than 5% of its customer base, then they have a customer service problem. Less than 2% to 3% is an acceptable range. There will always be customers, for some reason or another, that are never satisfied. Youve probably dealt with some.

    Resolution of Complaints – How many complaints have not been resolved? This indicates if a company makes an effort to resolve customer issues.

    Rating – What type of rating has the BBB given this company? An unsatisfactory record means that the company has demonstrated practices that are misleading or deceptive, or it has failed to cooperate in efforts to resolve consumer disputes. A satisfactory record means the company has cooperated with the BBB to resolve consumer disputes and is not involved in practices that could be considered misleading or deceptive. The company must also be free from an unusual volume or pattern of complaints, as well as any law enforcement action involving its marketplace conduct.

    Bottom line Do your homework. Give the company a fair review. Make sure you feel good about doing business with them.

  • 24Apr

    Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) doesn’t have to be about SOA, but if you are fascinated in moving towards a service-based architecture while integrating different applications, you may want to investigate with solitary as a process of moving incrementally in that way. ESB offerings an perfect method to do that because they have no permit cost, allocate to modify and enlarge the code as you see fit, and may be supported by thriving developer and user communities focused on realistic use.

    Enterprise Service Bus’s were used by big companies with recognized on-premise application selections. Latest information, thoughts, recommends that ESB providers look to get better support of SaaS application integration as more and more customers take on SaaS computing policies.

    Enterprise application integration is no simple job. By definition, integration pacts with numerous requests running on numerous platform in diverse places. Software vendors suggest ESB suites that offer cross-platform, cross-language integration as well as the capability to interface with many fashionable enclosed business applications. However, this scientific infrastructure presents only a little segment of the integration difficulties. The true challenge of integration spans far diagonally business and technical problems.

    Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a type of SOA-based software communications for business application integration. it initially examines the present condition of venture integration and the problems of the hub-and-spoke topology, then it initiates a new propose approach for EAI base on ESB called EAI-ESB. This approach which encloses Message building, Messaging channels, Listener, Decryptor, Validator, Enricher, Transformer and Router eight steps guarantees reliable and authenticated data will be routed all through the ESB between numerous functions.

    ESB is part of middleware that permits applications written in dissimilar language to effortlessly converse with one another. Unlike the hub-and-spoke enterprise application integration (EAI) architectures, an ESB has no middle point that all communications must pass through. Instead, it has various access and outlet points beside a spectrum, so there is no central point of breakdown.

    Author is working in leading provider of innovative SOA cloud and on-premise business process integration and middleware solutions company which offering combines data integration, data integration, B2B integration, and Business Process Management into a single application.

  • 24Apr

    Every serious entrepreneur is aware of the power of Internet marketing. However, a majority of them still consider online marketing to be related to the company website, email and online ads. While these online mediums make a significant part of the internet market, there has been a revolution in the last five years in the online world that has given birth to another powerful medium social media or social networking.

    Social media or social networking can be defined as group of activities that combine technology with social interaction. Some of the common tools that are being used for social networking are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, MySpace, YouTube, and Digg. However, not many entrepreneurs have been able to use social media effectively and a large number of them have been successful in annoying their potential customers. They fail to realize that social networking sites are a place for social interaction and not a place to peddle your products by spamming the entire community.

    Serious entrepreneurs take time to learn the etiquettes and rules of each social media and focus on building lasting relationships. They make sure that they do not end up making any wrong move that may get them blacklisted or ejected from the community. They establish relationships that may become their loyal customer base but their main motive is to not only make money but also make great friends.

    Serious entrepreneurs understand the significance of social media thoroughly and understand how it can help them grow. Lets see how:

    Social media creates a level playing field between an entrepreneur and a Fortune 500 company.
    Social networking sites provide access to professionals and potential partners who you cannot reach out to in the real life.
    Social media sites give every serious entrepreneur an opportunity to show that he or she cares about the community.
    It broadens your target market by breaking geographical barriers and enables you to have customers, partners, and suppliers all over the world.
    Social networking can be a great marketing tool for entrepreneurs who are not good at communicating in real life.
    Social media is one of the most effective as well as economical tool for conducting marketing research on your target customers.

    So, if you are a serious entrepreneur who has been waiting on the side-lines watching other businesses grow with the help of social media, it is time that you, too, join these communities and test the waters. However, it is advisable that you do your research and take time to learn each of the social networking tools to minimize any error that may annoy others.

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  • 22Apr

    Jason Grill connects entrepreneurs, startups, mobile, technology and small to medium size business with the right exposure, resources and connections. Jason Grill owns JGrill Media which is a strategic consulting firm that focuses on media relations, public affairs, public relations, public strategies, professional branding, content marketing, publicity, government relations, contributing and commentating.

    Jason Grill connects individuals, entrepreneurs, startups, small to large businesses, cities, communities, political figures/entities, policy makers, CEO’s/C-suite executives, founders, organizations, associations and nonprofits with the media outlets (tv, radio, online, print) on a local and national level to get the exposure they deserve to grow their brand. JGrill Media gets individuals and businesses published in reputable online publications that reach their target markets. JGrill Media specializes in building credibility through thought leadership and content marketing. Jason Grill helps build a professional brand by getting bylined articles published in national online publications and identifying and helping clients get awards and on lists that will gain them authority in their industry. By getting bylined articles and interviews published and winning the best awards, JGrill Media helps take a professional brand to the next level. By building up this brand, JGrill Media helps establish you as a credible, authority in your industry, thus bringing you or your company more business.

    Jason Grill, in his legal and attorney work, helps clients with wrongful death and personal injury claims, civil and business litigations, vehicular accidents, traffic and speeding related offenses, bankruptcy, medical malpractices, guardianship (related to Autism, special needs, and down syndrome), employment and contract related issues, nursing home negligence, trusts and wills, real estate, and economic development cases, etc. He is not only registered with Missouri Bar Association but also associated with the Kansas Bar Association and is providing his valuable services as an attorney in the Kansas City area.

    Jason is an avid fan of Missouri Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting KC, Liverpool and the Kansas City Royals. He represented Kansas City in Missouri House of Representatives, and made a remarkable contribution by getting landmark legislation passed to help families of children with autism. Jason Grill played a significant role as philanthropy chairman in the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and collected funds for Children’s Miracle Network. While in college, he conducted community service for many organizations that include Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, St. Louis inner-city mentorship programs, etc. While pursuing his BS at St. Louis University, he connected himself with the Omicron Delta Epsilon and various other societies such as Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, National Deans List Honors Society, the Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Economics Honor Society, and he mentored for the Oriflamme organization.

  • 19Apr

    After 19 years of dedicated tax resolution services to those in need across the nation, Roni Deutch’s tax law firm is now offering California residents bankruptcy representation services.

    Roni Deutch, The Tax Lady, and her expert team of tax attorneys recently started offering a new service that represents residents of the state of California looking to possibly file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    According to Deutch, many who contact the Roni Deutch tax firm for tax debt assistance will often require assistance with other major financial issues. Deutch is very pleased to be offering a new service to residents of California that helps them with their debt and credit issues with the use of bankruptcy representation.

    Economic Times and Help

    Last year, the US faced troubling economic times. Roni Deutch has stated that the economic issues troubling the nation last year are far from over. More and more individuals and families are facing debts they cannot afford, according to Deutch. Clients possibly seeking a bankruptcy resolution are constantly contacting the Roni Deutch tax firm. Recently, the firm has been able to offer their new bankruptcy resolution service to California residents, opening up the ability for many to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    Free initial evaluations are being offered California residents who may be considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and the Roni Deutch team will help clients determine if it is the correct solution to resolve debt issues.

    For years, Roni Deutch has been recognized by millions as The Tax Lady. For the past nineteen years, Deutch and her tax team have been helping people nation-wide resolve their tax debt. Roni Deutch has helped taxpayers save tens of millions of dollars and has been directly responsible for agreeable, settled resolutions with the IRS over taxes owed for so many families. The Roni Deutch tax firm is now extending their services to include their new bankruptcy representation service to assist clients with resolving their other debt issues.

    Roni Deutch and the Team

    Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation, is a tax law firm recognized across the nation. The firm has been assisting tax clients to find equitable solutions to their tax liabilities for over nineteen years. The Roni Deutch tax law firm is an agency dedicated to debt relief. The firm assists taxpayers in filing for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.