MS Connectors

The MIL-C-5015 MS circular connectors have been around the longest, and are often referred to as MS Connectors. MS connectors needs no tools for coupling and assembling of the connectors when attaching cables to equipment. MS connecor can be coupled by inserting the coupling nut of barrel into the receptacle and turning to the screw direction.These MS connectors are designed for use in fixed or mobile military equipment, industrial machine tools, robotics and automation, trucks, buses, ships aircraft etc.

Jetronics India, established as Manufacturers of Ms Connectors in 1985, has grown into a leading producer and exporter of MS connectors, MIL C 5015 grade electrical connectors and related accessories like MG Connectors, Circular Threaded Coupling Connectors, MS 25042 connectors, MS 25043 connectors, Reverse Bayonet connectors, 121B connectors, Military connectors, MIL 5015 connectors, VG 95234 connectors, Military connectors.

Originally designed as military connector, current applications widely centre on industrial uses.

Circular Threaded Coupling connectors

These connectors are thread coupled and are in conformity to operating requirements of MIL C 5015 specifications for various industrial applications and are used in both military and commercial applications. MIL-C-5015 are the most popular of all cylindrical connectors for general use in electronic interconnection systems. These connectors are known for their supreme reliability, high power carrying capacity, their inherent ruggedness and capacity to withstand extreme environmental conditions. Typical circular connectors have pins mounted into an insert within the connectors. Disposed around the insert is a movable coupling nut which can be twisted to allow the coupling nut to threadedly engage the mating receptacle connector

Jetronics Connectors

Jetronics India's continuing mission is to focus on quality connectors, high level of services, cost effectiveness, innovative solutions that satisfy interconnect needs of customers while exceeding their expectations

The Worldwide Battery Trade Powerhouse Going Strong

The world wide battery market is now worth roughly fifty-five billion US dollars, of which roughly 6 billion dollars is allocated to rechargeable (secondary) batteries. The growth is estimated at five% annually through 2012. Indonesia, Pakistan, Ecuador, Germany and Japan will record some of the strongest market gains.

Presently the strongest growth area inside the battery sector is the automotive market, which is having strong double-digit growth.  In the automotive space, HEVs are driving a tide in demand for lithium and other chemical technologies, while the core SLA battery market continues to sustain revenues and show steady growth due to after-market sales and the expanding global fleet of motor vehicles.   Almost 50 percent of the current 13 billion dollar lead acid battery market is due to the replacement category.  Despite recent increases in lead prices, the Sealed lead-acid battery market is likely to experience continued growth owing to its reliability, tough construction, low cost of maintenance, better performance compared with other technologies, and the inability to develop a commercially viable alternative technology that could replace SLA batteries in all these aspects.

Another fervent growth sub-category is the PC battery market which is expected to rise from one point five billion dollars in 2006 at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 8 percent.

The reality above are abundant grounds of just how hot the battery market is for venture capitalists at the moment, and what a vast return they expect if a battery technology breakthrough should occur.  A revolution in this space might be akin to the holy-grail, due to dependency on batteries for portability.

Of the many chemical technologies, the Lithium rechargeable battery market is projected to be seven billion dollars in 2015.  Of this growth, the Lithium rechargeable battery market for Hybrid Electric Vehicles is envisaged to rise from virtually zero in 2006 to roughly  US two billion dollars in 2015 – the equivalent of a 50% year-over-year CAGR.  The overall market for Lithium batteries is increasing much faster in terms of quantity, but due to device cost reductions due to improved efficiencies in the manufacturing processes and increases in production volumes, aggregate revenue growth is not forecast to quicken so quickly.

The storage battery market is extremely competitive and vast sums of money are invested on research and development each year.  Advanced New chemical technologies, along with advancements in old technologies leads industry experts  to predict improvements in battery capacity (for equivalent size and weight) of 3 to 4 times over the next 4 years.  This doubling of capacity every 2 and a half years is similar to moores law in the computer sector which sees cpu power doubling every sixteen months.

In terms of single-use batteries, ordinarily a consumer purchases these types of batteries 4 times per year.  Single-use batteries are gauged to have the highest margin per sq foot in most retail stores, and they are often an distress purchase by the consumer.  These kinds of batteries are sold in more retail establishments than any other products, period.  This is obviously due to the vast array of products that are heavily reliant on batteries – Many experts view sales pretty much recession proof.

From an environmental view, expendable batteries are obviously problematic, due to their very nature.  The worlds landfills are full of the often toxic byproducts of the disposable battery boom.  In light of this the European Union has come to the table and introduced legislation called the European Directive on Batteries, which has finally been agreed to and will come into force in 2008, introducing recycling to the market.  It is hoped that the US and other notable countries will follow this development closely and introduce their own environmental bills.

Custom Printed T-Shirts – Top Seven Tips for Using Them in Your Business

When you decide to create your own business you often find that there are a number of expenses that you do not think about.  Uniforms, advertising, things to raise employee morale, and promotional items are all costs that people often overlook but can quickly add up.  Custom Printed T-shirts are a great way of taking care of all of these things.  This list will give you seven tips that will help you be successful when choosing the right company to use and the right products purchase.  We hope to remove some of the information asymmetry that small businesses, especially those which are new to the process.  We want you to know what to look for so that you can be a more educated buyer.

7.  Know what it is that you need the shirts for.  Many times, people will call a firm that they have found and ask for a quote on custom printed T-Shirts.  While we don’t discourage the effort and enthusiasm, the truth is that when you approach a deal, you need to know more about what you want.  This does not mean that you need to know the inner mechanics of screen printing and embroidery digitization, but you should know what the shirts are going to be used for.  If you are using them as an outdoor uniform, then you might want heavy material.  If you need jerseys for a company basketball team, perhaps a less expensive and cheaper 50/50 blend would be better suited for your needs.  The point is you don’t need to know the exact product that you are wanting, but you should know why you need them and what you expect to get out of them.

6.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  This is more than a way for you to figure out if you are getting what you want or if you and your printer are on the same page.  Screen printing is not something that just anyone can one day decide they want to do.  It requires technical knowledge as well as equipment and time.  By asking a few questions about the process and the product, you can often gain insight into the condition of the business.  Why settle for doing business with someone who doesn’t deserve your trust.

5.  Take into account the additional costs.  Custom printers often deceive their customers by not including details like artwork, shipping, and setup.  Make sure that if you need artwork or graphic design that you figure out whether that is included and if not how much extra it will cost.

4.  Don’t forget about additional items.  While screen printing and custom T-shirts are one of the greatest advertising tools and great for a number of things for you company, they aren’t the only product available.  We assume that if you are reading this article that you have already discovered or thought about the advantages of custom printed T-Shirts, but there other promotional products that can complement your T-Shirts.  I recommend you find a firm that can do both.  Usually they are able to offer discounts and if not it is still much more convenient to deal with a single firm then to try to deal with multiple companies all trying to sell you the same thing.  In addition, often you can save on shipping and digitizing fees if you use the same company.

3.  Order a few extra.  One mistake that people often make is that they order too few or just enough of the custom printed shirts that they have nothing to spare.  This seems like a good idea because people don’t want to get suckered into having a bunch of extra T-Shirts, but that is a short term strategy that many people end up regretting.  The problem is that when people do not order enough they often have to go back and reorder one or two T-Shirts.  This seems fine, but screen printing makes doing a single shirt not cost effective.  The benefit is that you receive economies of scale, so going back to reorder a single T-Shirt means that you may have incur a significant rise in cost.

2. Know when you need your product ready.  Many customers call up too late and find that they are either going to be charged more money for a rush job or that it is simply impossible to do the job in a short period of time.  Giving yourself extra time means that you will be less stressed and that your product will turn out great.

1. Use the internet and don’t worry about local.  The internet allows people from all over the country to have access to the best deals and products.  So even if you are located in New York, NY and your screen printer is located in Portland, OR, you can still get the same service and coverage that you would from a local printer.  In fact, it may even work out better because it gives you, the customer, and access to the best from a much larger geographic area.  The internet is your friend.  It has helped the printer, now let it help you.

I hope that you have found these tips helpful.  As a screen printer, I often find that my customers want to be educated and my own company www.taylormadetshirts.com wants to work with educated customers.  That is why I am offering you some insights into getting screen printing and custom T-Shirts done.  I hope you will give my website a chance and see how I can help, but if not I at least hope that you can use this information to help your own small business.

Mike Thompson

Seven Steps to Cold Calling Follow-Up

Here are seven important steps to follow:

1. Don't assume the sale.

Prospects are used to the traditional buyer-seller relationship. They assume you’ll pressure them. Therefore, they may decide not to tell you things that make them vulnerable to pressure. Until you’re sure you know the complete truth, you can never assume the sale is yours.

2. Keep making it easy for potential clients to tell you their truth.

Toward the end of your conversation, ask, "Do you have any more questions?" If the answer is no, follow up with the 100% final truth gathering question: "Now, are you 100% sure that there’s nothing else that I can do on my end to make you feel more comfortable with this situation?"

You’ll be amazed how often people will reply, "Well, actually, there’s one more issue..." It’s at this point that you really start to hear their truth.

3. Call back to get the truth, not close the sale.

Most potential clients who suddenly disappear expect you to chase them down. They expect you to call and say, "Hi, I was just wondering where things are at?"

Instead, eliminate all sales pressure by telling them you’re okay with their decision not to move forward, based on their not having called you back. In other words, take a step backward. Most of the time, this will open the door to a new level of trust-filled communication.

4. Reassure them that you can handle a "no."

Of course, we’d rather hear a yes. However, the only way to free yourself and your clients from subtle sales pressure is to let them know that it’s not about the sale – it’s about the best choice for them. If that means no sale, it’s okay with you.

5. Ask for feedback.

Whenever prospects disappear, call them back (e-mail only as a last resort because dialogue is always better). Simply ask, "Would you please share your feedback with me as to how I can improve for next time? I’m committed to understanding where I went wrong."

This is not being feeble or weak. It’s being humble. This invites the truth.

6. Don't try to "close" a sale.

If your intuition tells you that the sales process isn’t going in the direction it should be going (which is always toward greater trust and truth), then trust those feelings.

Make it safe for prospects to tell you where they stand. It’s simple. All you have to say is, "Where do you think we should go from here?" But be prepared because you might not want to hear the truth of how they’re feeling. You can cope with this by keeping your larger goal in mind, which is always to establish that the two of you have a "fit."

7. Give yourself the last word.

Eliminate the anxiety of waiting for the final call that will tell you whether the sale is going to happen. Instead, schedule a time for getting back to each other during your conversation. This eliminates chasing. Simply suggest, "Can we plan to get back to each other on a day and at a time that works for you? Not to close the sale, but simply to bring closure, regardless of what you decide. I’m okay either way, and that’ll save us from having to chase each other."

You'll find that these suggestions make selling much less painful because you stay focused on the truth instead of the sale. The truth is, the more we release the idea of needing to make the sale, the more sales we will likely see.

The no non-sense way to make money. Build your own Adsense Empire

Tired of the bull.. No fluff lets get into this, and make real money.

Webmasters who are in the know. Are aware that Adsense generates a sizeable source of additional advertising income.

Which is why most of them use it to go after high paying keywords. They have special lists that tells them what the keywords are and have already used various methods of identifying them.

And yet, after putting up these supposed-to-be high paying keywords into their pages, the money they expected to come rolling in is not really coming in.

So. What seems to be the problem?

Having the pages with the proper keywords is wonderful. But driving visitors to those pages is a whole different ball game.

From the old school guys who've been around since the early days. To the new school guys who have learned from the oldies mistakes to jump into the game early and make big bucks from the start. What do we all need?

Say it with me now.. Traffic! very good class.

You see, the key to your success online in anything, and especially when it comes to making money with adsense is traffic. Learn it, Live it, Prosper.

So How can I get some?

Well, first lets optimize our pages with meta tags for keywords, descriptions, titles. Some people who read this will say to themselves (duh). You'll also come across those who will say, "Bah, meta tags are so outdated, no search engines use them anymore." Well, I say, it is better to be with it and not need it, than to be without it and in need.

You'd be surprised at the number of people who just completely ignore this step. Those guys must have fat wallets to pay for ads during popular TV shows, and run $1,000 a day ad campaigns with the various online advertising companies.

But for the wise, the best kind of traffic is FREE traffic, and the only way you're going to get free traffic is if your pages are able to be easily found by the search engines.

You optimize your pages, so that your pages can clearly communicate to the search engines web crawlers, what your page is about. So that they can properly determine who to show your results to. That is what they are after. Search engines want to provide their users with relevant content for the results that they're searching for. So give them what they want, and they will give you what you need. Do it, and do it right. 5 minutes of optimization can end up being the difference between 10,000 visitors and 1 visitor. You.

Now, lets stop for a moment and think about how visitors are using your web site.

After a visitor has landed on a certain page, they have the tendency to click on another page that sounds interesting. They get there because of the other links that appear on a page that they initially landed on.

This is called site navigation. It is all about enabling visitors to move about your site. And one important way of maximizing your earnings.

A typical web site will have menu links on each page. The wording on the links is what grabs a visitors attention and gets them to click on one of the links that will take them to another page of that web site. Links that have "free" or "download" are oftentimes good attention-grabbers.

*Tip time.*  (There are people selling information like I'm about to give you for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Maybe I'm foolish? Here's some knowledge on me. You're welcome.)

This navigation logic can also be applied to driving traffic to your high paying pages. There are some web sites that are getting a lot of traffic from search engines, but have low earnings. The trick is to try and use some cleverly labeled links to get the visitors off those pages and navigate them to the higher earning ones.

This is one great way of turning real cheap clicks to real dollars. Are you paying attention?

You can also use graphics to grab your readers attention. Some people may think this is a little sneaky, those people must live off of daddy's trust funds. Trust me. There is no limitation to what you can do to make your link noticeable.

If you are after the success of your site, you will do everything it takes to achieve that goal.

Be creative. As far as many Adsense advertisers are concerned, there are no written and unwritten laws to follow regarding what they write. Take what you do seriously!

As long as you do not overstep the guidelines of the search engines, then go for it.

You're going to want to learn everything you can about the Adsense program itself though.

I'll tell you more about that in a second.

Now for the most important thing, content. The best web sites are the ones that appear to be updated often, and ran by people who are passionate about their topics.

You want visitors.

Give them a reason to come, and give them a reason to come back.

Master this, and you'll be envied by all of your friends.

So, now you're just about ready to start building your own Adsense Empire.

Or are you?

Become a money making machine. Be the envy of your friends. Make a full-time living from your home, doing something you love.

To find out more. Come visit my web site. Build your own Adsense Empire.

Hey, I can only do so much. I'll give you the information and then some. But it is up to you to apply it.

Have a dream. Gain the knowledge. Then get off your butt, and get to work.

Best of luck everyone.

-Frank

Week after week, year after year

Everybody would love to make lots of money quickly, working from home, and only doing a few hours of work per week. I've spent the past two years trying to find a great way of doing this. Only over the course of the past few months have I found any "get rich quick" programs worth buying. I've been trying to make money online for a long time. I had a few small websites, but they never made much more than a few hundred per month. It was easy money and didn't require much work on my part, but I knew there were people out there doing better than I was and I knew I could do as well as them.

Now, I've seen a lot of "get rich quick" programs. Most of these people make claims about earning $2000/day with Google or something similarly insane. Almost all of these people are complete liars. Even if they were making $2000/day with Google AdSense, it'd be because they had high - traffic websites with a lot of quality content. I'd know, because in one whole month, I never even made half of what they promised I'd make daily with their programs. Maybe you've already been scammed by one of these fraudsters. Anyway, I finally got sick of what was being offered.

I decided I'd look through the all of the "get rich quick" programs I could find and see if there were any that were actually legitimate. I found that there were owners selling their programs for well over $100, but the information in them could be found almost anywhere online for free. Additionally, they all contained out-of-date information, had no e-mail support, no money back guarantees, and broken links in the downloads section.

In conclusion, almost all of the programs I found were completely useless. The owners knew it, but they couldn't care less about their customers since they didn't offer refund policies! Amazingly, while looking through all of the programs, I actually did find a few legitimate programs. They were run by ordinary people like you and me, and they had found some great methods of making money from their home by doing very little work.

I spent some time working with those programs, and my income is now ten times what it used to be. These programs provided a large amount of great information on how to make extra money on your computer doing very little work. Numerous customers had provided great feedback and reviews for their products. Many of them have started to make money just days after buying!

Their programs have excellent prices, and the authors have a group of paid staff who are dedicating to helping you or providing assistance if you need any. I must say I was amazed! If you do decide to purchase any of the programs listed below, I recommend you join quickly. Most of the owners tell me they are getting an overwhelming number of sales and plan on raising prices in the near future, so order while prices are still low!

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Forex Expert Advisors–Living Up To The Hype?

As the Forex market gets more and more attention with the deficit of the dollar looming, so are the Expert Advisors that drive the more powerful players of the Forex game.

Why do 90% of forex traders lose?  Traders are humans and like all humans, we suffer from greed. Like all humans, in crucial moments (or market conditions) we lack confidence, we have fear of what might happen and most importantly, we are usually (90% of the time) - inconsistent.

Taking this into consideration, 90% of traders WILL LOSE MONEY IN FOREX. They will consistantly give away their money to the other 10%.  This, together with the illusion of

becoming millionaires overnight trading some "guru's" trading system from an ebook, is what keeps the Forex market a great business for Forex brokers and the so called guru's.

An Expert Advisor is a "robot". Robots beat humans at chess and they beat humans at trading.  An EA robot will watch the market for you, placing trades under certain

parameters (strategies), avoiding the fear, greed, lack of confidence and inconsistency which characterises most traders.

The Expert Advisor has a plan. It sticks to it no matter what, no matter how ugly or uncertain the market looks. It has no greed and will be running 24 hours a day for you.

Some quick highlights of the Kiss Trading System:

* Requires no technical indicators

* Uses a "Set and Forget" strategy to free up your time

* Makes only 1 trade per day at the same exact time

* Requires only 3 minutes per day (or less)

* Is fully automated with a metatrader Expert Advisor (EA)

* No losing month for over one year

* Averages +75 to +150 pips per month

* Average returns of 5-25% per month

For more information on this topic visit www.ForexPips.net

Make Money In Stocks – How the Day Traders Do It

No doubt you've heard of 'day traders' and how they sit at home making big money without having any boss or customers or have any need to interact with anybody. So how do they do it? Well they use a number of techniques but in this article we're going to explore one (and probably the most used), 'Technical Analysis'.

Before we start clarification must be made that the author is not a financial consultant and this article is not intended to direct or advise you in your investment strategies. This article is merely to describe some of the author's observations whether real or imagined.

People, especially concerning publicly available information, tend to respond at least to some degree as they percieve others to respond. For example: if people continue to buy stock until it reaches a certain price and then stop (for whatever reason) once, when the stock turns around (after the dive) and goes back up, people will be more wary of keeping the stock after it goes over that price again. This is known as a 'resistance' line. Of course resistance lines are broken all the time but patterns do seem to exist within stock pricing histories.

The job of a technical analyist is to be able to spot situations where the odds are in there favor that a particular stock will go up or down. Technical analysts watch for certain patterns and buy and sell stock based on predictions made as a result of spotting those patterns. Of course no one can acurately predict what stock prices will do 100% of the time but day traders generally try to keep the odds in their favor and that's how they make money.

If you have reason (even just a little) to believe that a particular stock is going to go up you might buy some. You recognize that it might go down a bit first so you determine how far to let it drop before you sell. If within that margin it turns and goes up you can ride it all the way up to the point where *you expect it* to start to fall (a resistance line). If you keep doing this (lose a little or gain a lot) over and over and you make money just 50% of the time, you'll profit from your overall investments. The trick is to be consistent. Get out every time it drops too far and never ride it above where you expect it to turn or you might get caught in an inverted spike and lose a whole lot real fast.

To study patterns you need to get a stock analyis software package or go to a Website where you can study stock trends. We like to go to http://www.bigcharts.com. OK, so what are the patterns that Technical Analysists look for?

To 'short' a stock is to 'sell' it at a specific price (not having bought it) and then 'buy it back' after it drops below that price. Brokers let you do this and you don't actually end up with the stock in the end. Basically you 'sort of' buy stock expecting it to go down instead of up.

Here are a few of the most common ones:

Head & Shoulders: The stock goes up and comes back down. It goes back up but farther (maybe 1/3 to 1/2 higher) and drops back to the same line. It goes back up again but the the same point as the first time and drops again. This pattern looks vaguely like a head and shoulders. When the price drops below the 'neckline' it is expected to continue to drop. The investor would short the stock in this case. This pattern is also seen frequently in an inverted pattern. In that case a long (buy the stock) would be indicated.

Cup & Handle: The stock goes down and then back up to form a pattern that vaguely looks like a cup. Then it goes back down just a little and back up to form what vaguely looks like the cup's handle (around 50% of the cup bottom). Now there are 2 points on a line where the stock reached and then went back down and it's right back at the top of the cup. The time of execution is when the stock reaches that point for the 3rd time. The stock is expected to shoot up to the next higher resistance point (above the cup's top).

Triangle or Wedge: The stock goes up and back down then back up then back down where the top and/or bottom price lessen consistently so that the distance between the top and bottom is less each time. If you drew a line by connecting the points of the top price and then another line connecting the points of the bottom price you would draw a triangle. When the price 'breaks out' of the triangle it is expected to continue in the direction that it's going. Very similar patterns to this are called the Flag and the Pennant.

Double Top: The stock goes up then back down to a point and then back up. When it hits the price that it turned at the last time it turns again. The pattern looks like an M but all the lines are diagonal. If it breaks below the point at which it bottomed out (in the middle of the M) it is expected to continue down. A short is indicated. An inverted version of this pattern (a W) would indicate a long (buy).

Many more patterns are recognized and the art of reading them is complex. This article is not intended to teach how to buy and sell stocks using Technical Analysis. It is intended only to introduce the subject and perhaps inspire further learning.

You can gain a great deal of information about studying stock patterns using Technical Analysis. Do a search in the search engines on the Internet for 'stocks "Technical Analysis" patterns' and you will find many Websites that explain it.

This author recommends two books on the subject: 'Technical Analysis Explained' by Martin J. Pring and 'The Master Swing Trader' by Alan S. Farley. You can also visit Alan Farley's Website and get free stock picks by him and his associates at: http://www.hardrightedge.com.

Computer Monitor Accessories Top My Holiday Gift List

Although the PC has revolutionized the way we work, live, shop, and play, the promise of a "paperless office" has never materialized. Indeed, having been in the workforce for close to thirty years, it seems as though I had just as much clutter - if not more - in my office as I did before the widespread adoption of the personal computer.

The truth is that papers, sticky notes, business cards, copy clips, and office accessories were strewn around on my desk, and even a desktop organizer or card holder didn't seem to help. Each work day, I found myself searching for a phone number I need, a business card I misplaced, or - worst of all - sticky notes that somehow fell off of my computer monitor and were lost in the detritus, resulting in my forgetting to attend a meeting or missing a deadline.

What I really needed - and ultimately found - were computer accessories that actually helped me get and stay organized. I was overjoyed when I discovered a frame that fit around my PC monitor, and that held all the sticky notes, pictures, and business cards that I wanted or needed close at hand. Better than a desktop organizer, card holder, or any other number of home office accessories, this PC frame allowed me to streamline my workspace and get rid of much of the clutter.

I use the frame around my monitor to slip in a variety of important information. Along one side, I'm able to slide in those annoying sticky notes that would always fall off when I tried to stick them to the my monitor frame or that left residue when I used tape to attach them. I use the sticky notes to remind me of meetings, deadlines, and other "to do's" - and I never have to worry about them falling off. Plus, once I complete a task, it's easy to just slide one out and toss it away.

Along the top of my computer monitor, I use the frame to slip in photos of family members and friends, as well as a wallet-sized calendar. I can see the month at a glance, and every time I look up, the smiling face of my daughter looks back down at me. I love it!

I use the right side of my PC frame for a variety of items, like a list of phone numbers I frequently call, an index card that lists the steps I need to take in order to complete a repetitive task I perform at my job, and business cards from people I recently met and with whom I have to follow up. Again, it's easy to slip the papers in and out of the frame, making it a dynamic tool to help me stay organized.

Because so many of my colleagues have asked about my monitor frame, I've decided to give everyone in my office computer monitor accessories for the holidays. Several of my family members and friends have home businesses, so I'm planning to give computer gifts to them as well. Life is just so much less stressful when the clutter around your computer vanishes and you have everything you need to get the job done within plain sight.

5 Tips for Buying Custom Vinyl Decals Online

It's never been easier to purchase custom vinyl decals and other types of custom signage. From custom wall lettering and magnetic signs to boat lettering and registration numbers, you can design your own signage or have a team of designers do it for you with a few simple clicks of the mouse. Here are five tips for buying vinyl graphics online:

1. Look for Versatility

A good online custom sign shop should be able to fill a variety of types of orders. When it comes to custom vinyl decals, for example, they should provide everything from auto decals and bumper stickers to rear window decals and custom wall graphics. Using a full-service online sign company will enable you to get all of your signage needs met, including those for custom signs, custom banners, vehicle lettering, and digital decals.

2. Timeliness is Key

The most reputable online sources for custom signage will make a commitment to providing the fastest on-demand printing at the best prices. An online sign shop should be able to ship your order within three days of your acceptance of the final proof. For large orders, the shop should be willing to give you a shipping date and work with you to accommodate your needs.

3. Guarantees are a Must

There are many inferior products in the marketplace, so the sign shop you choose should stand behind what they sell. Although the lifespan of custom vinyl decals and other signage can shortened by adverse weather conditions, you should receive at least a limited one-year warranty against peeling, fading, or failure.

4. Simple Design Steps

The sign company you select should make it easy for you to design your own custom vinyl decals. They should have a friendly user interface that you can use to enter text and choose options like fonts, sizing, spacing, color, border, shadow, and other effects. You should also be able to upload your logo, images, and other graphic elements within the interface. As you're creating your design, you should be able to preview it to make sure it's exactly what you want.

5. Straightforward Installation

When you receive your custom vinyl decals, you should also receive easy-to-follow installation instructions. The best online companies provide you with some of the materials you need when your order exceeds $30 or so. Similarly, the company should provide you with instructions on how to remove custom vinyl decals, as well as how to care for your vehicle lettering.

Using custom vinyl decals and other forms of signage are a terrific way to advertise your business, express your personality while accessorizing your vehicle, and give friends and family members personalized gifts. Once you find a reputable sign company, you can take advantage of the latest technology and use their online tools to create your own masterpiece from the comfort of your home or office.

Looking for a Unique Business Gift or Giveaway? Think Chocolate!

Who doesn't love chocolate? When people are surveyed, they always rank chocolate as their overall favorite flavor. And if the creaminess and rich flavor of, say, Belgian chocolate isn't enough to entice chocolate aficionados, researchers continue to discover the tasty treat's myriad health benefits.

Despite chocolate's popularity and health benefits, business owners often don't consider the ways chocolate can leave a lasting impression with clients, potential customers, and employees.

Trade Shows

If your business exhibits at trade shows, you know the challenges of coming up with a memorable giveaway for those who stop by your booth. Trade show attendees collect pens, pads, luggage tags, and the like by the bag full. What they could really use as they traipse up and down the aisles of a trade show is a little pick-me-up - something that brings a smile to their face and gives them a boost to make it through the day. At an education trade show, for example, you could hand out Belgian chocolate bars that say, "Teachers Make Learning Sweet." At a construction-related exhibit, you could distribute chocolate bars that say, "Think Safety," while at a political event, you could hand out chocolate coins that say, "Democrat" or "Republican."

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Showing your clients that you appreciate their business goes far in developing goodwill and cementing relationships. A chocolate assortment with a large "Thank You" chocolate bar in the middle is a memorable token of appreciation. If you have a retail store, a chocolate "Thank You" cookie or chocolate "Thank You" coins wrapped in silver will leave customers smiling. Keeping track of and commemorating the birthday of a special client with a "Happy Birthday" chocolate assortment will communicate that you value him or her. A business gift of any kind is appreciated, but chocolate is a special treat that will be remembered.

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Studies have shown that employees are happier at their jobs when they feel that their efforts are appreciated. Interestingly, it turns out that recognition doesn't have to come in the form of large bonuses or fancy events; small tokens that demonstrate you value their contributions have the same effect. For that reason, keeping a supply of Belgian chocolate bars that say, "Thanks a Million" or "You've Gone the Extra Mile" will give you an easy way to recognize employees on a regular basis.

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Salespeople have one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Even great salespeople need to get revved up and motivated to keep going day after day. That's why team sales meetings are so important. At your meeting, why not hand out a chocolate cookie that says, "Think Outside the Box" or "Way to Go"? If you're trying to reinforce team spirit, distribute chocolates in the shape of puzzle pieces with the word "Teamwork" emblazoned on one side?

Of course, in addition to a corporate gift or for employee recognition, custom chocolate can be used in a variety of other celebrations, holidays, and events. A chocolate party favor or wedding favor will be enjoyed and remembered, as will a Christmas food gift of chocolate. So, next time you need a gift or giveaway, think chocolate!

How to Cold Calling Without a "Pitch" – Make your cold calling about them, not about you!

In the old way of making cold calls, we offer a sales pitch to a perfect stranger, cross our fingers, and hope for the best....isn’t that right?

This really doesn’t work very well in building a business relationship (or any other relationship, for that matter). This is done best by stepping into the world of the other person and finding a problem we can solve for him or her.

That’s how we begin a conversation with another person - talking about them rather than talking about ourselves. It’s just a very common dynamic that occurs in any human interaction. When you’re dating somebody, for instance, if you just talk about yourself, they’re not going to like you very much, right?

It’s the same in cold calling. Don’t talk about your solution for a while.

Talk instead about their problems for a bit.

It’s a movement of dialogue. This dialogue is around talking about their world and not about your product. That’s the shift. All you have to do is identify three or four major problems that your product solves, and use those problems as phrases to begin the dialogue of your cold call.

You see, this new cold calling approach has to be tied to a specific, real problem that the person experiences in their world. This is needed in order for them to feel comfortable having a conversation with you. When you’re relevant to them and their world, they trust you. They sense that you’re there to help them solve a problem - not sell a product.

So remove yourself for a moment from what you have to sell, and think about what problem your solution solves for somebody.

For example, if you’re in the coaching industry, think about what problem you’re solving for your clients. You might say, "I’m just calling to see if your company’s open to the idea of using coaches to improve management performance."

When you use the word "open," people respond positively. Who would say "no" to being open? You’re not challenging them. You’re not forcing a solution. You’re not even saying what you’re offering to sell. You’re simply asking a question around whether they have a particular problem.

This also invites a question back to you. Potential clients will often ask at this point who you are and what you do. They might say that they already have a service, but they may need some more help. So it opens up even more conversation.

Here’s an example of how salespeople focus their cold calling around something that appears to be a need, but they haven’t tied it to a specific problem.

Let’s look at financial services. In this case, people who sell financial services start cold calls with a focus on the future of the person’s situation. They might say, "I’m just calling to see if you’d be open to some new ideas to help you increase your income."

The better approach here would be to problem solve. For example, "I’m just calling to see if you’d be open to identifying any gaps in your portfolio that might be holding you back in some way."

It’s about problem solving and closing gaps, as opposed to promoting a beautiful future. "Hire me and I’ll make you a lot of money!" Everyone does that. That’s the problem. It gets old and very stale.

You see, there’s no push here. There’s no sales pitch. There’s no presentation. The conversation is focused on really seeing if the person has a problem, and if they want to solve it.

After the first few phrases, you have a natural conversation back and forth. They may say, "What’s your service?" "How much does it cost?" And that’s the time to begin to really tell about your service -- but not before that.

If you don’t talk about your solution for a while and instead talk about their problems, you’ll find yourself having better and deeper dialogue, with more trust.

So be careful not to immediately go into a presentation and spend the conversation talking about your service. In this new way of cold calling, you’re asking in a very conversational tone whether the other person has a problem that you can solve.

You won’t believe how this simple technique can make such a difference in the way potential clients receive your cold calls. Tension and resistance are vastly reduced, and results are greatly improved.

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Ethanol (commonly called "Alcohol") has assumed a very important place in the world’s economy. It is a vital raw material for a number of chemicals. It has been a major source of revenue by way of excise duty for the Governments.

Industrial alcohol produced from sugarcane molasses has a significant role to play in the world's economy. Alcohol is a by-product of sugar industry which is linked to agriculture. Sugarcane crop is a renewable source of energy. Therefore alcohol produced from molasses deserves a preferential place as a substitute feed stock for chemicals industry to bridge the gap in any country’s energy needs for increasing requirement for potable purpose. Sugarcane can also be directly used to produce ethanol.

Alcohol Based Chemicals

Ethyl Alcohol is an important feed stock for the manufacture of

chemicals. These chemicals are Acetic Acid, Acetone, Butanol,

Butadiene, Acetic Anhydride, Vinyl acetate, styrene, MEG PVC etc. Synthetic rubber industry also requires large quantity Of Alcohol. The main product INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL is used in the manufacturing of the following Alcohol based chemicals, the uses of which are also given below.

a)  Acetaldehyde      : Can be used for industrial use as

Chemicals derivatives Pharmaceutical

applications and synthetic resins and

for manufacture of Acetic Acid.

b)  Acetic Acid       :       Used in Pharmaceuticals applications,

Textiles, Dyestuffs, Ethyl Acetate,

and is the basic chemical for Alcohol

based chemicals via Acetaldehyde

route...

c)  Acetic Anhydride  : Used in Bulk Drug manufacturing

d)  Ethyl Acetate     :       Used in manufacturing of Paints,

Dyestuffs and Pharmaceuticals .

e)  Substitute to     : Used in manufacture of HDPE, LDPE etc.

and Chemicals other Petroleum based

petroleum based chemicals such as

Ethylene Glycol.

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Manufacture of alcoholic beverages from alcohol is also an attractive diversification. There is large demand for alcoholic beverages i.e. Brandy, Whisky, Rum, gin , Vodka and Wine. The need for alcohol for potable purpose is as high as the alcohol being used for industrial purposes.

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The trend in the world (particularly Brazil and USA) is towards the use of alcohol as an alternative fuel. During World war II, alcohol in the form of power alcohol was  used for blending with petrol in the proportion of 80% petrol and 20% power alcohol. Brazil has  developed a technology which has made possible large scale substitution of petroleum derived  fuel. Now Anhydrous Alcohol is exclusive  fuel for automobiles. Alcohol powered vehicles have taken the first position

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Anhydrous Alcohol (99.5% v/v) is being used as fuel, by mixing it with Petrol. The blend of Anhydrous Alcohol and petrol is called Gasohol. In Brazil 4 million Vehicles are running on Gasohol. The content of alcohol in Gasohol varies from 10% to 85%. Alcohol works as Oxygenate in petrol combustion and superior to other oxygenate MTBE and ETBE. Alcohol reduces CO (Carbon Monoxide) emission and cause less pollution compared to petrol.

It can be seen that demand for alcohol will be ever increasing & there would not be any problem in marketing alcohol (either for Industrial or for potable purpose ) produced by distilleries.

It is debatable whether corn should be used for producing ethanol or for that matter any food grain.

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*Stop carrying the burden of driving the sales process forward. Try to engage potential clients based on the problems they're facing rather than on the solution that you're trying to sell, no matter how much you believe in it. And, instead of asking questions intended to "extract" information that you can then use to move the sales process forward, listen for cues that tell you where potential clients want to take the conversation, so they feel understood. If you can let your conversation evolve to that point, they will move the sales process forward.

*Watch out for "sales"-type language. Statements like "When shall I follow up?," "Can I come by and show you what I have?" and "Do you still want to move forward?" are all examples of language that inevitably triggers sales pressure. Try to imagine that your potential client is a friend. How would your language change? I would bet that you'd communicate with spontaneous words and phrases that would spring out of you naturally and allow a trusting connection to emerge, in contrast to "me" language designed to make the sale.

*Become aware of your inner voice and what it's saying. So many thoughts run through our mind before we pick up the phone to call a potential client.: "I better have all the answers," "I'd better prepare myself for potential rejection," "I really hope I can get an appointment." These thoughts stem from traditional sales conditioning, which taught us that we always have to be prepared for disappointment and frustration. How about changing that inner voice to a more positive one that will not only make it easier for you to engage in conversations but will decrease your stress level as well? See how you feel when you tell yourself instead:

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• "Not being 'perfect' with a potential client isn't a sign of weakness but an indication that I'm human too."

• "I don't need to fear rejection because I'll use an approach that won't trigger it."

* Don't look at sales as a "game" but as a mission to help those in need. If you shift the way you think about selling, you'll begin to experience the relief that comes with shedding the burden of the negative sales stereotype.

*Find new role models. Look around you for successful people who sell but don't exhibit traditional sales behavior and thinking. You can learn from their positive example. Pay attention to how they build trust, dialogue with potential clients the same way they would with friends, and always, always, keep their own agendas in check, so that potential clients feel that their own needs --not the salesperson's commission at the end of the sale -- are priority number one.

* Be open to a new approach. You may even still hit your sales goals if you stick with traditional sales thinking, but what toll will this take on your self-esteem? And you will never know what opportunities you lost along the way because you exerted subtle sales pressure on potential clients.

*Find new ways to build trust. You know how to build trust. You do it all the time in your personal life. So why is it so hard in selling? Because traditional sales thinking only shows you how to outsmart your potential clients--and that kind of approach is totally incompatible with building trust.

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Training employees and educating consumers to be able to use particular computer software is a tough job. It takes time and skill to write training manuals and design illustrations to go along with them. That's why many business owners are choosing computer courseware instead of creating training manuals of their own. Computer courseware is pre-designed and customizable so you can arrange the lessons and customize them to fit your training needs. It saves time and money, and can be done easily in-house once you have a copy of the training materials.

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The training courseware can be used for almost any type of computer software. There are Macintosh manuals, Microsoft courseware, Adobe Photoshop courseware, Excel courseware, and many others.

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To get the most benefit out of your computer courseware, use it in creative ways. For example, package it nicely and offer it as a free bonus with a purchase to your clients. If you sell Microsoft Word software, then advertise up-front that each customer will receive a free beginner's course on how to use Microsoft Word. Then, include your Microsoft courseware with each purchase. If shipping products, package it neatly with the product. If selling in-store, make sure your employees know to give the bonus courseware with each purchase.

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When you print the courseware manual, put the pages in a nice binder with your company logo, store location, phone number, and website address. Also include a "welcome" letter explaining briefly what the customer will learn in the course. Customers are more likely to keep the manual if it is packaged this way. If you hand them a lot of papers that have been stapled or bound together, these are likely to end up in the trash!

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In an increasingly online marketplace, applying for jobs often means sending your resume and cover letter electronically. Some companies have online application forms right on their Websites. Here, you can choose the job you wish to apply for, plug your work experience, skills, and education into online fields, then submit this information with a single click of a button.

Online application forms differ from another and will require different information. For example, some companies ask that you "copy-and-paste" your resume and cover letter into two fields. Others ask that applicants fill in multiple fields such as "work experience," "education," etc. Still others ask that you do both-submit your resume and cover letter, and fill in fields that require the same employment-related information.

Whatever type of online application form a company might have, be sure that all your information is posted in one field or another. Don't be afraid to repeat information, especially if the form requests a resume and a separate breakdown of your work history. Your information will be automatically uploaded into an online database, where hiring managers will likely scout for keywords. The more times your keywords come up, the better.

While some companies-especially large ones have online application forms, many others simply ask candidates to e-mail their application materials to the appropriate person or to a general employment address like "hiringmanager@anycompany.com." Here, caution is warranted. Be sure to send your resume and cover letter exactly as the hiring manager requests. Some employers prefer that the resume and cover letter be attached as separate documents (usually in a Text Only format or as Microsoft Word documents). Other employers want the cover letter to be in the body of an e-mail, but the resume to be attached separately. Still others prefer that both the resume and the cover letter be pasted into the body of an e-mail. For the latter, be sure that your documents are easy to read. Resumes, which have a rather complicated format, often look messy when they are transplanted into the body of an e-mail. Says recruiter Beth Camp: "If you e-mail a resume, it has to look as good as a written resume. I would advise sending a resume both as an attachment and in the body of your e-mail." This is a good way to sidestep a possible formatting fiasco. Another way is to send your resume and cover letter electronically, then to send hard copies as well.

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In terms of how you send your application materials, it would be unwise to go against the explicit wishes of an employer. For example, don't send an attachment when copy-and-pasting is requested. Some companies shun attachments because they fear getting a virus, or because they don't have compatible software, or because they simply don't want to be bothered with the extra step of opening a document.

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Anyone who is willing to work will be able to have a successful home-based business.  Whether it is full or part time is up to you.  It doesn't matter if you have children at home, or have other obligations, you can work at your own pace and on any schedule you choose.  You will be able to earn money at home without having to leave the comfort of your own surroundings.

Think of the advantages of working for yourself at home.  You won't have rigid hours and bosses to answer to.  You can have your own business with the computer or other equipment you already have, without costly offices and overhead.  You will have the freedom to make your own decisions and will eliminate the stress and costs of commuting.

Working For Others At Home

There are numerous possibilities in home employment.  Depending on your interests, you can work for yourself or other companies and earn money at home.  There is a great need for assembling products at home for all manner of companies.  There are directories offered on the Internet that will give you a comprehensive listing of companies needing workers.

By purchasing a directory like this, you will be able to study the entries and pick out one or several that appeal to your interests or skills. There are also companies that will pay you to do clerical and computer work, telephone polls, background checks and process insurance claims.

Be Your Own Boss

If you would like to work as your own boss and earn money at home, there are services that people need and will pay for.  Helping people find credit solutions and money brokering is an opportunity that's in demand today, and you'll need no prior experience.  There are companies who will train you in these services.  You will collect the fees yourself without going through a middleman.

Start Your Own Business

If you have a unique product or service to offer, you may want to open your own Web business.  There are sites on the Internet that will help you get started and many are free.  Another way to earn money at home is to join a free affiliate program online and sell the products of others through your own website.  You can earn extra money by advertising for other companies, and receive commissions from the sales it generates.

For anyone with ambition who wants to earn money at home, the sky is the limit. Start looking now for the kind of job that you would enjoy doing at home.  Make your life more fulfilling and profitable by taking control of your destiny.

Better late than never?

Have you ever sat back and wondered about the corporate decisions made by the executives at Microsoft?  Well, I certainly have.  It never ceases to amaze me how utterly clueless these people are.  The blogosphere has been ablaze this week, with the news that Microsoft is entering the portable MP3 player market.  One pundit or another is claiming that the new Microsoft Zune will be the ultimate iPod killer.  On the other hand, there are a number of us that have serious doubts about Microsoft's ability to penetrate a market that is already saturated with their competitor's products.

However, one cannot help but wonder why they have waited this long.  Apple has been playing in this space for years now, as have dozens of other companies in the consumer electronics industry.  I can see the logic behind a wait-and-see approach, but this is a sad case of too little, too late for Microsoft.  With the intellectual resources and working capital that Microsoft possesses, I am continually astounded by their lack of initiative in certain market spaces.

So why is a company that is an obvious titan in their chosen industry, so afraid to take chances?  Is Bill Gates so preoccupied with his philanthropic work that he has allowed his company to drift off into the sea of irrelevance?  When they are making moves, like their recent announcement of the upcoming Zune MP3 player, I seriously have to wonder what they have been doing for the last five years.

I realize that Microsoft has an unlimited marketing budget, but do they honestly think that they have any chance of penetrating the market that Apple so obviously dominates?  Perhaps they have developed a novel way to turn back time, but in my humble opinion this may well be a complete waste of time.

For all the naysayers out there, I am aware that the Zune project is comprised of a number of strategic initiatives for Microsoft.  Yes, the MP3 player is but one element of a larger corporate strategy in play here.  Honestly, I wish Microsoft the best of luck in these new endeavors.  Hopefully, they will release a product that will give Apple the motivation to develop their next-generation handheld gadget.  AppleBerry, anyone?  In this industry, competition drives innovation.  Microsoft certainly is competitive, but have they ever been truly innovative?  Time will tell.  Unless, of course, Bill has found a way to turn back time.  Now that would be innovative!  You heard it here first, kids.

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Make Millions and Make Change through Giving

There are plenty of people out there in society that have made millions of dollars in profit by taking the time to offer something to other people that can make a positive impact on society as a whole. All of us have our shortcomings and that is what makes us unique. However it is also what causes so much controversy and conflict in our world as well.

Communication is a common barrier in many relationships among families, partners, and co-workers. Those that know how to effectively communicate are often very successful in any venture they choose to pursue. They can offer that information to others and empower them to make positive changes in their own life.

There are millions of dollars spent annually on books, seminars, tests, and counseling sessions in order to help other people learn to effectively communicate. Employers pay for these events so they can reduce the amount of conflict that takes place in their organization. Couples purchase them in order to try to improve their marriage or to get through to their children in a positive but effective manner.

People travel all over the world to offer their knowledge and expertise in the different areas of communication. Many of them have core concepts that they are able to present in a variety of different ways. This allows them to effectively offer the information to the selected group. In most instances those in attendance will feel like the entire dialogue was written just for them.

There is a strong desire for people to be able to give to others because we all want to be productive members of society. Being able to do that and to make a profit at the same time is a great opportunity. It allows people to have a good life of their own and to continue helping people.

Writing self help books is another excellent example of how you can make millions by helping others. Those that want to make changes to their life will embrace the information in these books and implement them. As a result they have the chance to experience a life that is happier and fuller than it has been for them.

Self help books are one of the top selling items online. Many of them can be accessed immediately so the individual doesn’t have to wait for it to be mailed to them. They can make a commitment to move forward in their life based on the opportunity for change. Sometimes people just need the right information to achieve goals they have set for themselves.

There are so many ways to make money by giving up your time to teach others valuable skills such as these. The impact you will have on their lives is very significant and you should be proud of what you have been able to give them. It does not good to tell people how they should act or how they should react to others. However, you can offer them the necessary tools to make effective changes to how they currently handle situations and they will accept them.

American Success Story: Office Max

A very popular resource for purchasing office supplies such as computers, furniture, hardware and software in addition to copy and print services and much, much more is a store you’ve undoubtedly heard of called OfficeMax. OfficeMax came onto the retail scene in 1988 and has since grown from a single outlet to one largest office products superstore chains in the country.

OfficeMax actually materialized into the largest American office products superstore in operation in terms of the number of stores they opened and their vast geographical coverage. In January 1997, OfficeMax set a national record by exceeding $3 billion in sales making them the fourth company in United States history ever to achieve that amount of success in less than nine years.

It all began on April 1, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio when OfficeMax was founded by Michael Feuer, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with seven other of the company’s associates. The first store opened its doors to the public in Cleveland on July 5th of the same year and by the end of that year, there were a total of three stores in the suburban Cleveland area.

The year 2000 was huge for OfficeMax because during that time, the company implemented their Enterprise Resource Planning software which is the largest program of this type. The software was designed for use in American retailing to provide real-time, integrated information throughout their organization. Also during 2000, OfficeMax combined eCommerce business, catalog operations and its commercial sales groups into what they now call their OfficeMax.com / Direct Business Unit.

OfficeMax also gives back to the communities that helped them achieve their success. In 2000, The OfficeMax Charitable Foundation was established to donate more than $300,000 for worthwhile causes. One foundation the company sponsored was a National Kids N Need Resource Center Cleveland, Ohio which was the first of its kind.

Through its partnerships with companies like Hewlett Packard and introductions of its FurnitureMax, CopyMax and TechMax ventures, OfficeMax provides the public with complete, state-of-the-art services through all of its associations with a supply chain network and high-tech computer system. Presently, you can find an OfficeMax store just about anywhere you travel in the United States. They have over 900 convenient locations throughout America which include operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In 1996, they opened their first international store in Mexico and by the year 2000, a total of 27 OfficeMax (OfficeMax de Mexico) stores were open for business there.

Go to www.officemax.com to find out more about the history of this company and also the extensive products and services they have to offer.

Offshoring American Jobs a problem for some, a boon for others

Points to remember when considering a vendor for offshoring American jobs

As with the transfer of any job role and functions, the nature of offshoring (migrating services to a remote location and external services provider to avail a competitive advantage) is also fraught with a certain risk level that comes steadily on the heels of obvious values. A foreign based business owner thus, needs to be aware of potential risks associated with offshoring American jobs (e.g. experience of the vendor, proven level of expertise and reliability, ability to transform business model planning to high level management and optimization, disaster management and security technology of the best grade etc.) to avail best quality services from an overseas vendor.

Business owners keen on offshoring American jobs to developing nations are thus advised to research their chosen vendor and visit them at least once to check out infrastructure, technology and workforce capabilities, besides doing a thorough value and risk assessment.

Pick a vendor based on his knowledge of offshore outsourcing techniques and strategies and how well he can translate your business objectives into a definite, customized business delivery model, not simply the cost-cuts he offers.

If possible, a foreign business owner considering offshoring American jobs should participate in at least one lead group workshop conducted by the vendor to outline the professional talents of his team and work with him to ensure the service provider has the ability to analyze and develop given recommendations into concrete deliverables.

The chosen service provider should combine a number of desirable traits, including complete consultancy and management services support for offshoring American jobs across varied industries and levels, ensure smooth and strategic integration of internal resources with exact evaluation of offshoring process’s viability, guide client on the prioritization of offshorable activities and help select the perfect offshoring model for his business.

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UPS Helps Camping Company Keep Up With Santa’s Elves

Wondering what to get that special outdoor enthusiast this holiday season? New Hampshire-based Jetboil came up with something for campers worried about Jack Frost nipping at their noses.

Founded by outdoorsmen and entrepreneurs Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst, Jetboil has grown into a multimillion dollar business in less than a year. The two were tired of lugging heavy, inefficient stoves when they went camping and decided to design their own.

Campers can now enjoy a quick cup of cocoa around the campfire in under a minute using Jetboil's personal stove, which weighs approximately 15 ounces. Gift-givers this holiday season also can purchase accessories for the stove such as a French press for fresh coffee and pot stabilizers, which adapt the cooking system for use with larger pots and pans.

Growing Holiday Demand

Demand quickly grew for Jetboil's camping stoves after the company received several awards from leading magazines such as Outside, Backpacker, Time and Popular Science. Soon, large retailers such as EMS and REI were placing orders, followed by stores in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Hong Kong and Japan.

Holiday sales at retailers like these can account for 25 percent to 40 percent of annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. Accordingly, Jetboil's holiday season forecast is in line with the estimate. The company expects sales to jump 50 percent during the holidays.

So how does Jetboil keep up with increased retailer demand during the holiday season?

Keeping Up With Santa's Elves

To help meet retailers' orders without becoming consumed by its own success, Jetboil turned to UPS to pick up its designs and ship them to manufacturers in China.

Samples are made in China, which UPS transports back to the United States for testing. Jetboil then approves the samples and authorizes the manufacturer to make the components. To meet demand for the first product run, UPS ships them on direct flights to the United States.

Throughout the process, Jetboil relies on UPS's suite of software and services to provide visibility to its inbound and outbound shipments. With UPS WorldShip software, Jetboil employees point and click to automatically calculate shipping costs, prepare customs forms and generate labels.

By turning to UPS to handle its shipping, Jetboil has been able to focus on growing its business. "The expertise in shipping internationally isn't where we add value," said Tim Wilson, operations planning director for Jetboil. "So having a partner that does is critical."  - NU