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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the street my mom lives on there are a lot of brand new cars. She said that her neighbor on the corner got a new SUV, and then the other neighbors starting getting new vehicles one by one. Keeping up with the Jones’ is what mom calls it. She said neighbors are like that in most places. One guy cuts his grass, and the others are out there getting their lawns to match. Same thing for flowers and decorations. I am more practical, such as picking a Waco energy company that has a very low per kilowatt hour rate for electricity.

I do not mind my old truck. It still looks great. No dents and only a couple minor scrapes. The paint is so good that waxing it up makes it shine like it was new again. As for the lawn, I cut it once per week in the rainy season. My wife puts out some flowers and handles the outdoor decorations.Continue reading

Web hosting has come a long way. I remember my first foray into HTML. It was not hard to learn, but it was hard to remember every command. Plus, if you missed a single closing forward slash, you had to look back and find your mistake. That goes for any of the formatting codes. I think that is how developers and content authors began to separate. I enjoyed creating content, but I did not like the coding to present it on the web. Then things such as point-and-click web building software and cPanel server management came along. It made making websites a whole lot easier.

I remember when word processing programs first come out with the ability to save your documents in HTML form. Those where easy to FTP to a web server to add content. Then HTML began to evolve and get a whole lot more complicated. It allowed for more elements to be added to web pages, but I do not think it made web pages better. The first FLASH banners were cool looking, but they really did not add anything to web pages. The coolest designs minus the content are still lousy websites to visit.Continue reading

I just got a new job, although it is not ideal. The big thing is that I am going to have to move from Louisiana to the area around Houston, TX. It is not that I was not prepared for that, because I work in the oil field services field and the company I have been working for has gone under due to low oil prices. Fortunately I have found a similar job with a big Texas energy company. In fact they are involved in a lot more than just oil. They have their hands in every aspect of the energy industry and beyond. In fact they are one of around a hundred different electric power providers in Texas. The state has a law which gives you the right to pick which power company you want to hook up the electricity at your house.Continue reading