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I'm a business man. I have been with several start-ups and I enjoy doing business consulting for smaller/medium sized businesses. In my free time I like to partake in the blogosphere, golf, and enjoy the great outdoors, whether it be camping, hiking, hunting, skiing, boating, or watching sports.

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by papa0s0
4 years ago
5 Tips for Having Successful Business Meetings

If there is one thing that some people like less than attending meetings, it is planning a meeting! In order for your meetings to be successful, meaningful and have a good return on investment, there need to be several factors taken into consideration.

Business & Money
by papa0s0
4 years ago
Things to Consider When Setting up a Non Profit Organization

For those who cannot join another existing organization due to geography or a lack of an existing organization sometimes choose to begin their own non profit organization designed to solve the problem at hand.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
4 years ago
Different Uses for Teak Wood

There are many types of wood that match the beauty, quality, durability and the maintenance free care of quality teak wood. Teak is a hardwood that is indigenous to Southeast Asia. Being a hardwood, teak trees are long living and require several years to reach maturity, when the teak is best harvested. Prone to over harvesting in the past, there is a current movement for buyers to only use teak that is harvested from reputable sources that maintain sustainable teak crops.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
4 years ago
Options for Storm Water Runoff Protection

When looking to protect storm water at construction sites, there are three solid lines of defense that are commonly used in order to keep sediment and other debris from entering the storm water. One or more of these methods is required in order to prevent sediment which may contain various chemicals from the construction site, or other debris from polluting the storm water. The choice is dependent on the climate, the expected amount of excavation needed, and the contractor's personal preference. Three of the more common ways utilized by construction companies and contractors to protect from storm water runoff contamination are: silt fences, hay or straw bales and filters.

Business & Money
by papa0s0
4 years ago
Building a Successful Employee Incentive Program

There are two fundamental truths that prevail in the business arena. The first is that companies are looking for profit and increased employee performance and the second is that employees want to be recognized for their efforts. When you can combine these two motivations, you have a successful incentive strategy.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
5 years ago
How to Care for Teak Furniture

While teak outdoor furniture is considered to be maintenance free due to the unique qualities of the hardwood and the natural teak oils contained in the wood, there are a few things that can be done to help the wood keep its durability for generations to come. Teak is one of the few types of wooden furniture that does not require stain or paint to resist rot, rust (when coming into contact with metal, teak resists rust), mold or mildew.

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
What Your Family Needs to be Prepared for Emergencies

There is much deserved attention being focused on the need for emergency preparation, as Hurricane Sandy barrels towards the most populated regions of the eastern seaboard of the United States. The need to be ready for an emergency always seems to happen to someone else, far away. Does your family, neighborhood or community have an emergency plan for whatever natural disasters are most likely in your particular region?

Business & Money
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Should You Start Your Own Business?

Nearly everyone has had a vision of working for themselves, being their own boss, doing something that they love and getting rich while doing it. In the United States, entrepreneurship is a way of life, with just over half of all sales in the country going to small businesses. However, many go into business for themselves every year, and many do not live through their first five years. This leave many to wonder where the disconnect is as far as why some small businesses succeed while others do not.

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Birthday Parties That Won't Break the Bank

These days, it seems that more and more parents are feeling pressured to have birthday parties for their children that are nothing less than an extravaganza. There are even parents that will not allow their children to attend a birthday party if it is not held at an offsite location. In today's economy, families should not feel pressured to have a mini-circus in their backyard simply to the privilege of sharing some cake and ice cream and their child receiving a few gifts!

Environment
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Common Drinking Water Pollutants

The dangers of sediment in our water supply are well documented. Sedimentary runoff is the leading cause of water pollution in many areas. Typical sources of sedimentary runoff include: industrial and commercial sites, agricultural sites, construction sites, and the neighborhoods where we live. Sediment can consist of debris, animal waste and chemicals which are transported by water runoff into the water supply.

Business & Money
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Tips for Planning Effective Sales Meetings

Today's climate for the average sales force usually involves having agents at multiple locations, even telecommuting. This arrangement works well for most companies and bring a lot of company loyalty, but can provide unique challenges to supervisors, especially those who are accustomed to more traditional arrangements, meaning having a sales force on-site or in the general region. When there are agents at multiple locations, training and sales force meetings need to be done more creatively.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Choosing Teak for Outdoor Furniture

Teak is a durable and dense hardwood that grown in Southeast Asia and India. Since teak is a hardwood, it grows very slowly. When buying this type of wood, make sure that it is coming from a forest that is harvested responsibly & legitimately (to ensure quality).

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
How to Host a Perfect Girl's Slumber Party

Does the idea of several 8-12 year olds make you want to run and hide? It should. No, seriously, anyone can have a successful slumber party. Planning the party helps keep the girls busy and out of mischief. You can involve the entire family to spread the workload around as well.

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Unique Safety Tips for Families

As the new school year starts, it is important to refresh safety rules for our children, but as parents, there are many that are unknowingly broken as we send our small ones off to school. We tell our children to look both ways before crossing the street and not to speak to strangers, and these are valid safety tips. There are some tips for parents that can be used to help keep their children safe beyond the basic ways that are normally thought about by parents.

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Theme Party Ideas for Adults

Planning a party or event requires attention to both the large and obvious details as well as the smaller ones. Having a theme party takes a lot of work, but allows the party planning to be very focused. Theme parties are the rage for children's birthday parties, but who says that the fun has to end in childhood? Some of the most memorable parties that this author has hosted or attended as an adult have been parties with a theme.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture

Having outdoor furniture makes outdoor living more comfortable and pleasant. When buying outdoor furniture, you have a wide selection of materials and styles to choose from. Materials from which outdoor furniture is usually made are: plastic, wicker, aluminum, wrought iron and wood. Each of these materials has benefits and drawbacks.

Business & Money
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Inventory Management Methods for Small Business

There are several different ways to track inventory, from pencil and paper to fully automated inventory tracking with bar codes and bar code scanners. When starting up, the pencil and paper method is usually used. Data can be entered into a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel, and reports can be generated about the data. One of the problems with this method is that is requires constant updates from a live person and is prone to operator error. Because of these challenges, many companies begin to look for another inventory solution.

Business & Money
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Tips for Planning a Successful Sales Meeting

When looking at planning a large corporate sales meeting or other event, there is much to be considered in order for it to be successful. When planning any meeting or event, a good strategy is to plan for the desired end in mind. What is the goal for the meeting you are planning? Most often, that goal is to build team unity, offer training on new or existing products, and to increase the bottom line production of the sales staff.

Home & Garden
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Being Responsible in Construction Site Cleanup

With the demand for construction and urban development, the demand for construction site safety and clean up has risen. A major concern rests with keeping the site free from hazardous materials that are a byproduct of the work that is completed. One of these is the waste water that comes from the site itself. Runoff water can cause a large degree of soil erosion and as such can contain sediments that carry chemicals into the city's water supply.

Lifestyle
by papa0s0
5 years ago
Ideas for a New Daddy Shower

A new trend when a family is expecting is to have a "family baby shower" or to have separate baby showers for moms and dad to be. There are a plethora of activities for a traditional shower, and nearly all can be set for a daddy shower. Candidates for a daddy shower can be first time dads, those dads who are extremely involved in the pregnancy and baby planning or even more experienced dads who may have a string of girls in their family and are having their first son, or vice-versa.

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