Say Goodbye to Bad Online Reviews

I found AlgoRhytm after an incident at my restaurant led to an extraordinarily vicious online review and some amount of damage to my restaurant’s reputation. This was the first time I encountered what many businesses run into when you get nasty customers who lie about your business online due to not getting what they want. In my case it was a bunch of drunks who showed up ten minutes before the restaurant closed and who proceeded to nearly destroy the bathrooms while screaming profanities at the staff. We had to call the police to get rid of them.

About a week later an employee, who keeps up on all the online stuff, alerted me to a bad review left on a well known online review site. I don’t like these sites because anyone can post a review trashing your reputation and they don’t even have to prove that they even visited your establishment. Continue reading Say Goodbye to Bad Online Reviews

We Move in Just a Few Months

I was looking at a website for a new apartment complex that is going to be ready in a few months. I was mostly interested in the apartment amenities, which I was able to easily see after I click here on the website. I already have an apartment, but it is not in the greatest area of town. I wanted to move someplace safer, mostly because of my daughter. She is getting ready to go to school, and I just wanted her to be in a safe and welcoming place.

I definitely wanted to move up as well. That is why I was interested in seeing what amenities are included with each apartment. I was extremely impressed with what I saw. First off, the two bedroom units come with two bathrooms, which is nice. The ceilings are also nine and ten feet, which is one of my most favorite things about this apartment complex. There is so much more though. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans, and there is hardwood flooring throughout the apartment. Continue reading We Move in Just a Few Months

When You Decide to Get Your Teeth Fixed, Get What You Really Want

I had all kinds of problems with my teeth. The first thing is that I lost a lot of them over the years. I was chewing my food on one side of my mouth because of it. Then I got a partial for the lower teeth. I still had to chew on one side because I was missing teeth on the right side. My cheek on the left side got thicker due to only using that side to chew. Then I started to bite my cheek often while chewing. I found a place that does cosmetic dentistry in Greenwood Village when I had enough. I went in and got a full exam.

My old partial was examined, and there were new things available that would look a whole lot better. I told them my goal was to have a perfect smile. I did not just want functionality, I wanted great aesthetics. I wanted a Hollywood smile. I had heard from other dentists to get teeth that matched my age. That made no sense to me. Continue reading When You Decide to Get Your Teeth Fixed, Get What You Really Want

I Wanted a Quieter Lifestyle

When I graduated from college, I went to New York City to work. I thought that I would love the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, but I quickly realized that I had overestimated my tolerance levels for noise and crowds. It was also costing me a fortune to live there, and I decided to apply for a similar job in Kingsport Tennessee. When I was hired for it, I knew that I had to start looking at apartments in Kingsport TN for rent quickly, because I did not want to end up living out of a motel room until I found a place to call home.

I started my search while I was still in New York City because I figured it would take a while. It didn’t though. Continue reading I Wanted a Quieter Lifestyle

Body Training to Get Stronger

I felt kind of left out when I saw everyone around me getting fitter and healthier. People were joining all kinds of gyms and signing up for different workout programs to give them a more fit physique. I was still looking doughy with my spare tire and jiggly arms. I decided to do something about it and looked for a website that would give me a way to get myself into shape like everyone else. I found a location where I could go and do some strength training. I knew that I was getting myself into something that couldn’t just be done overnight, and it would take a lot of hard work, but I didn’t care, as long as I got the results I wanted.

On the first day of doing the strength training, my trainer did an assessment to see how strong I was and how much I could endure before calling it quits. I was feeling pretty tired just doing the assessment, and was a little discouraged because I thought that I was too weak. The trainer told me not to worry about it, and that there have been people who were weaker than me who trained under him. From the assessment, the trainer made a program that would get the most out of my body.

Over the next couple of months, I worked hard to get my body into shape. As time passed, the exercises became easier to do, and I noticed that my excess fat was shrinking. At the end of the first month, the trainer did another assessment and I did much better on it than the first one, which really impressed my trainer. I didn’t feel the need to eat any unhealthy foods while I was doing the training, because I wanted to see myself succeed.

I Will Never Miss a Dental Appointment Again

I had been afraid of the dentist for a very long time. It got to the point where I would only go if I was in pain, and I did everything in my power to make sure that did not happen. Without regular cleanings and examinations though, that is hard to do on your own. Even with brushing three times daily, flossing and using a mouth rinse, it is still possible to get a cavity. When I had pain in one of my back teeth, I remembered an ad that said to click here for a pain free dental visit.

I was able to get back to the ad because it stuck with me so clearly because of the message. Continue reading I Will Never Miss a Dental Appointment Again

A House for when We Are Married

I moved into an apartment when I first came to Denver six years ago. My intention then was to find a nice house within a year or so, but somehow I just never found the time. It was not until I got engaged that I knew it was finally time to start looking at downtown Denver real estate. My fiance and I both work downtown, and neither one of us wanted to drive a far distance to get to our home. We had both been to some nice homes in the downtown area when we would visit friends, so we knew that we would be able to find something we like.

The one thing neither of us wanted though was to be right in the heart of the city. Continue reading A House for when We Are Married

The Last Rent Increase Got Us to Move to a Much Better Apartment in Las Vegas

When we got a second annual rent increase without any improvements in the maintenance or any renovations coming, we decided to move. Our kitchen was very dated, and it took days to get things attended to by the maintenance people. We wanted to live in a modern place that would actually put us, the tenants, first. We started looking for apartments for rent in northwest Las Vegas a couple of months before our old lease was up. We already started getting rid of things we would not be taking with us, and we put some things into storage. I wanted to be able to be out of the old place and into our new place fast. It goes a lot smoother if you get the details of moving out of the way before the big day.

I remember when we went and looked at the Bloom Apartments that we moved to. We signed a lease right there, and we got an address to have our mail forwarded. On the way back to our apartment we did the forwarding at the post office the same day. I told the office at our old place that we would be out before the end of the month. There was no questions as to why. I thought that was odd, but I guess that is how it goes with some places. Continue reading The Last Rent Increase Got Us to Move to a Much Better Apartment in Las Vegas

Finding an Apartment with a Hectic Schedule

I did not have a lot of time to find a new apartment to live in. I had just started a project at work that was requiring that I work nearly 20 hours of overtime per week, so I was taking all the shortcuts I could think of to look for a new home. I thought that the fastest way to find a new place to call home would be to do a search of all the available Las Vegas Craigslist apartments that were within a certain distance of my work.

I did not want to have to commute more than an hour per day, and I was hoping to cut it back even more than that if possible. Continue reading Finding an Apartment with a Hectic Schedule

My Gram is Particular About Her Antique Rug

My grandmother was given a very fancy rug as a wedding gift when she married my grandfather. She told me once before that it was her favorite gift because it was the only one that lasted the entire length of their marriage, which is still going strong to this day. They have been married for over 60 years, so that is really saying something about the quality of that rug. She used to clean it herself, but that was just until I found a company that does rug cleaning for Melbourne area residents.

The only reason I did this is because she is very particular about that rug. I kind of think she sees it as a good luck charm, even though she insists that she is not superstitious. I can understand her wanting to take the best care of it though because it really is gorgeous. I did worry about her trying to clean it though because it is quite heavy too, for someone of her stature and age at least. Continue reading My Gram is Particular About Her Antique Rug

Getting All the Parts and Packaging Made for My First Retail Electronic Product

Have you ever thought what it takes to make a product? If your product is electronic, you need to have circuit boards and housings made. Then all of your components to be added to the circuit boards need to be sourced and soldered into place by machines. No hobbyist prototype hand soldering is going to be done with a retail product. I needed extruded aluminum offsets to hold a circuit board away from its plastic case. I had to submit a CAD file to have sample parts made, and then wait to see if they met my specs.

It takes time to make the simplest electronic gadget good enough for retail sale. Then there is the packaging. It takes a team of specialists, including graphic artists, to make your package appealing. Continue reading Getting All the Parts and Packaging Made for My First Retail Electronic Product

Creating an Online Marketing Plan for My Small Business

I started my own business about six months ago. This is my very first company, and I’ve had to learn a lot of things along the way. Marketing has always been a bit of a challenge, but everything I’ve read and everything I’ve heard from the people I respect has taught me that in order to be competitive, I need to get into SEO marketing. One of my closest friends promised he would help me find the best Charlotte SEO company. He’s not from the area, but he has great business sense, and I was confident that he’d guide me in the right direction.

It only took a day or two after our conversation for him to email me his recommendation. Continue reading Creating an Online Marketing Plan for My Small Business

Online Slot Sites That Pay out

In the summer months, I hate being inside. I want to stay out as long as I can, whether it is at the beach with friends or sitting on my front porch with my neighbors or family. I am the complete opposite in the winter though. I cannot stand the cold, and there are times where I may not go outside for two or three days if the weather is really bad. I stay pretty active still, but I have my downtime too where I enjoy playing at some of the top casino sites online.

I only do this in the winter usually, because it become quite addicting. If I was to do it in the summer, I would end up staying online longer than I wanted, which means giving up the sunshine outside. In the winter though, there is nothing better than being curled up on my couch with my dog next to me, the fire roaring in front of us, and hearing the sounds from the various slot games that I am playing. Continue reading Online Slot Sites That Pay out

Understanding SEO and Advertising to Make Money

The only thing I knew about our website was that we had a niche audience and an expertise for the demographic we served. My problem was getting enough people to know about our website to make it generate enough in ad revenue to make it worth keeping up the content. I started looking at SEO software reviews to see how to get more people who were interested in what we had to talk about to our website. You need to drive a constant stream of traffic to a website in order to earn money. New people coming in are even better. It is like having a retail store. You need the customers walking in the door.

The difference is that I was not doing much direct selling to the customers. It was the ad revenue that was earning the site money. Continue reading Understanding SEO and Advertising to Make Money

I Wanted My Canary to Sing

When my mom told me about a canary singing CD, I honestly wasn’t sure why she was sharing that information with me. I did want to hear canary singing in my house, but I wanted it to be from my actual canary, not from a CD. My mom has a good sense of humor, so she had to laugh at that before explaining why she suggested it in the first place. She knew that I was worried about my canary because she was not singing. I was worried that maybe she was taken away from her canary family too early, but there was nothing that I could do about that now because all of the birds were sold from that particular family. Continue reading I Wanted My Canary to Sing

Learning to Be the Best

I like to watch the different videos online because it usually involves someone doing something they know how to do, or doing something for the first time. If it is the later, then I can watch someone try something and fail, then I would learn how they failed and I would be less likely to go and make the same mistake. I went to watch a tekla structures video and I learned the various aspects of the topic.

I remember when I was learning how to refinish wood furniture at home that I watched a lot of mistake videos from people trying it for the first time. I thought that these were good because I was watching people doing things the wrong way. Continue reading Learning to Be the Best

When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing, Experts Are Always Best

I always fancied myself a good writer. So, when it came to advertising my business, I was happy to take on the work of writing up all sales text that I assumed would bring in a rush of customers. But once I got down to doing the work, I realized just how long it takes to write something good. And worse, my writing was not bringing in the new clients that I was looking for. I needed someone who was good in sales letter copywriting to do it for me.

It was really hard to admit that I was not as good of a writer as I originally assumed I was when it came to sales. Continue reading When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing, Experts Are Always Best

The Master of My Own Financial Future

A Wealthy Affiliate review showed me that it was possible to make money without a lot of knowledge of how the business world works. I was just a normal person with a dead end job that I would have been stuck at for the rest of my life if it weren’t for some kind of intervention, and that intervention came in the form of the affiliate program. There are so many ways to make money that people don’t even realize that if they actually knew, they would be scrambling over each other to get their hands on them.

I learned about the affiliate program while browsing the Internet from the library one day. I couldn’t afford to have monthly Internet service because the prices were too high, and because there was only one provider in my area. The lack of competition really keeps the prices high. I couldn’t even afford to have a data plan on my cell phone because of how high priced they were. Continue reading The Master of My Own Financial Future

Getting a Little Extra Help

There is nothing more time consuming and more tedious than trying to find a new job. Applying to multiple companies takes a lot of effort, and when they send you back a rejection notice, it really crushes your spirits. What is even worse is when the companies never send a response back at all, leaving you to wonder if they ever filled the position. I was having an unsuccessful streak with job applications until I broke the cycle. I used resume preparers to create a resume for each job, rather than trying to do it on my own.

The prepared resume landed me a lot of positive responses from the companies that I applied to for jobs. The companies wanted me to come in for an interview, which was more than I ever got from any of them. The preparers gave the resume a more professional look than what I was able to create without any intervention. Continue reading Getting a Little Extra Help

I Helped My Brother Find a Nice Apartment in South Carolina

My brother got transferred to a new division of his company very quickly. He did not have to go, but he made the quick decision to boost his career. He was doing an excellent job as an entry-level manager. No other manager in the history of the company was able to accomplish what he did in such a short time. He only had a bachelors degree, and was offered a better manager’s position for a struggling satellite office of the company in South Carolina. He had to get a place fast, so I found for him. He needed something affordable, because he was not going to just start upping his lifestyle because of the promotion.

Ever since he was a kid he has been telling everyone that he will retire at 32.5 years of age. Continue reading I Helped My Brother Find a Nice Apartment in South Carolina