Author: Rodney Cummings

What to Get a Wife

I always have trouble shopping for my wife when it comes to buying gifts. Even though she tells me that she’ll love whatever I get her because it’s the thought that counts, I still want to give her the best. Maybe I sometimes over think gift ideas. Since she likes jewelry, I had to come up with something for her birthday. I had gotten her every kind of piece of jewelry under the sun, except for one thing. I hadn’t thought about girls chokers for some reason, but they were the perfect gift for me to give to her.

Finding the right choker for my wife was easier said than done, because I couldn’t make a decision about which one to buy for her. There were more varieties of chokers than I imagined. Continue Reading

Just Started the Renovation Work

It was not really great house and the location was not close to ideal for me, but of course the price was so low that I was interested in it. In fact I knew that most of the things that were wrong with the house could be fixed. I got started the other morning, after I sat on the front porch waiting for the electric company for about an hour, but once I got the lights turned on I began work on the first floor bathroom, which was really quite a mess. I ripped out the sink and the tiles to start with and worked all day on the project. I had picked up what I needed at the salvage yard in Fort Worth, an old vanity and this huge mirror which covered nearly the entire wall of the bathroom. I had to get a friend of mine to help me put it up, because it was really heavy and awkward to handle. Continue Reading

I Had Help Starting My Company

There is a lot to forming a company here in Singapore. I had a great idea and the resources to bring it to life, but I knew that I had to look into the details of company registration for Singapore businesses. I did not want to do anything wrong because I knew that could come back to haunt me if I forgot to do something that is essential to starting a business. Thankfully, I found out that I did not have to worry about this at all after I did an online search to discover what I needed.

I thought that it would take me a while because I had never owned my own business before. I was prepared to spend hours or even days figuring it all out, but instead, I found VentureHaven’s website. This company takes all the pain and time out of making sure your company complies with all the rules and regulations of setting up a business here in Singapore. Continue Reading

Good Way to Plug Our Grocery Store

When I noticed sales starting to dip a couple of months ago, I explored various ways to bring in more customers. I thought a search for corporate gifts in Singapore online might turn up some type of promotional items we could use to draw attention to our store and possibly get the word out to more customers. I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money to accomplish this task, as we already advertise on the radio and we send mailers to customers through the post, but I did want something that might catch a person’s eye.

I thought this might be a good idea because I regularly shop at the competition, just to see what they’re up to and what their prices look like, and I can’t remember ever getting anything free at the checkout. Maybe, if I could find the right item, this might make a difference. Continue Reading

Eating Well and Smiling is Now a Possibility for Me Again

It has always been odd to my family and me that so many people in the family have a lot of dental issues. We have never been able to find out why that is. Some of us have more trouble than others do. I am one of the ones who has had to have a lot of teeth removed. It was frustrating to not be able to eat when I wanted when I wanted because of it. Getting dentures in Singapore seemed to be a good idea to me. I wanted to not have to worry about things anymore, and I hoped getting some work done on my mouth would do that.

The first time I was told that I needed to have a tooth pulled, it was no big deal to me. Continue Reading

Using Marketing Recruiters Frees Me Up to Do What I Do Best

Many years ago I founded a company and recruited all the talent myself. It was tedious and took away a lot from the actual work that would be generating the revenue. I had to put my creativity of actually doing the work that would make products people wanted to buy into spending time recruiting talent to handle all of the positions in my new company. I learned from that mistake and now am using marketing recruiters to get me great candidates to interview for the open positions in my new startup company. I sold the old company quite a few years ago, and now I have the itch to start another company. The second time around will help me use my time and resources much more wisely. Continue Reading

Business is Booming Because of the App

I don’t have a lot of competition in my business, but that doesn’t mean I am relaxed about it. I know that I need to keep giving my customers what they want, even knowing that they have very few other resources that offer the same thing that I do. It is more about customer satisfaction rather than customer retention. That is why I looked into mobile app development in Singapore not long ago. I always consider what my customers write on suggestion cards, and quite a few commented recently about how nice it would be to have an app that would update them on various things.

I actually thought that this was a great idea, and I started looking into it immediately. I am surprised that I didn’t think of it myself, because I use quite a few apps for different things. Continue Reading

Tattoo Shops Located in Huntington Beach

I never thought I would be looking to get a tattoo, but that has changed, because I came up with an idea for a tattoo that I really like. I guess that I was never really against the idea of having a tattoo, I just never really came up with an idea for something that I actually liked. I am a pretty picky person, but anyway, I am checking into Huntington Beach tattoo parlors and which ones have good reputations. I am sure that there is probably a wide range in quality as far as tattoo shops go. Continue Reading

A Close Call and a New Idea

While hunting one day, a tree branch fell down and hit the top of my rifle. I wasn’t hurt, but the scope of my rifle had taken some damage. I couldn’t use the scope to aim, and I didn’t have a spare one. I tried to aim with my own eyes, but it wasn’t good enough to hit the far away targets, and all I did was scare away the animals. I headed back home since there was nothing that I could do while my scope was inoperable. I ordered a new scope and some flip up scope covers.

The covers protect the scope from debris and from moisture, so if a random unplanned rainstorm happens while I’m out hunting one day, I can just cover the scope and it will still be fine. I’ve gone hunting since the day that I broke the scope, and I look at the sky once in a while to make sure that nothing is going to fall on my rifle or me. Continue Reading

Joining in to Help a Stranger

To promote a local concert that I was having, I contacted a Los Angeles WordPress developer to create a website. The concert was to raise money for a young boy in the area who needed to have an expensive surgery to save his life. The boy was born with a condition that became worse each year. Now the only thing that can keep him alive is the surgery, and it has to be done within a certain time frame, or the boy won’t survive. The surgery is costly, and the body will be recovering from it for quite a while, but once he does, he’ll be able to lead a normal life.

I was able to get a lot of big name acts to play at the concert. Some of the acts grew up in the same city as the boy, so they were willing to help him out without any questions asked. Continue Reading