Copywriter Vs Consultant – Deciding What You Need

Jun 13 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

From the outside, the line between copywriter and marketing consultant can look a little blurry. Copywriters are sometimes asked to give marketing advice to their clients, and part of a marketing consultant’s job is articulating a company’s position and message. And within both industries, some “value-added” professionals operate under both umbrellas.

But they are different. And especially if you’re hiring one or the other for the first time, you need to know what to expect with each-and what each expects from you.

You Need a Copywriter If:

You need a specific product. Copywriters sell concrete deliverables: copy for a brochure, a website, a series of articles, and so on. You need a copywriter if you need something specific written. You may not know exactly what you need, and some copywriters may be willing to discuss your goals with you and make suggestions. But at the end of the day, you need to have a specific project in mind.

You know yourself and your competitors. In preparation for your work, copywriters will ask questions about your company. These questions help them figure out how to best present you to your customers. Common questions include:

o What is your trademark as a company?

o What do you do better than your competitors?

o What is your current position in your market?

o How do you currently market yourself?

o What tone and image are you looking to convey?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, a copywriter will have difficulty figuring out the best angle to take when presenting you to your customers.

You know your customers. One of the first questions any copywriter will ask you when starting a new project is “who’s your audience?” To write a successful marketing piece, you need to know your customers inside and out: what tone appeals to them, what they’re looking for in a product or service like yours, and what their hot-button issues are. A copywriter will need to know the following about your audience:

o What is the demographic you’re trying to appeal to? Describe your “typical customer.”

o What factors are important to your audience when choosing a product like yours?

o What problems do your customers have, and how do you solve their problems?

o What do your prospects need to know about your product?

o What is your audience’s “hot button”?

o What emotions do you want your audience to feel when reading this piece?

o Do you serve more than one demographic? How are they different?

Call A Consultant If:

You don’t know yourself. A copywriter will need to get a sense of your business and market to write a good piece. If you don’t know why a customer would choose your product or service over a competitor’s, you need more help than a typical copywriter can provide. You need to talk to a professional marketing consultant who can help you discover your own strengths and weaknesses and help you position yourself in the market.

You don’t know your audience. A copywriter will expect you to know your customers inside and out. Without this information, she’s writing blind. If you don’t know your customers’ demographics, likes and dislikes, problems and how you solve them, and the tone and image that will appeal most, you need a marketing consultant. These consultants can help you by crafting surveys and doing market research that will help you get to know your customers.

You need information-not a deliverable. If you need to know how to do something-not have a specific job done or piece written-you need a consultant. Marketing consultants can help you figure out who you are, who your customers are, and how to present yourself to them. They usually don’t write press releases or craft website content.

Marketing consultants offer valuable insight into your business. Copywriters can help you take that knowledge and make it into compelling copy. To make the most of your associations with copywriters and consultants, you need to know what they both do best-and when you need each.

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How to Choose a Computer Support Consultant

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Introduction

Like so many other companies, you have made a significant investment in what has become the life blood of your business, your computer systems. From workstations to laptops and servers, and from software applications to printers and Internet connection, you cannot afford to be down even for a minute. Finding a trustworthy professional to keep you running reliably and securely can be a tough and expensive exercise of trial and error and, if you are lucky, when they leave they have fixed more than they have damaged, costing you even more money in the end. This is no economy to be picking up the tab for an alleged computer professional’s on the job training. You want someone that understands your needs, and knows how to address them.

All of my clients have been through this headache-inducing process. From the time they put in a request to their current IT guy for a fix, it takes days to receive a response and another few days before someone actually shows up to address the problem. The person who arrives is frequently under experienced and leaves a trail of problems in their wake. I am reminded of the old cartoons when the severely nearsighted Mr. Magoo would leave a trail of accidents in his rearview mirror as he drove down the road, not a care in the world. I am sure we’ve all felt this way with various vendors we’ve worked with over the years. Many of them are the biggest in their industry and we’re left wondering how they ever got so big?

In the interest of sparing you the pain of hiring a Mr. Magoo, I offer this article with some helpful information for finding and hiring a trustworthy, competent and affordable IT support company

The Value of Referrals

I’d never eat at a C, would you?

Once I made the mistake of telling someone that I won’t set foot in a restaurant unless someone has recommended it to me. “Oh, you can’t be afraid to try something new,” she admonished. I just smiled and nodded as I thought to myself, it isn’t about trying new things, it’s about not having to pay for something I did not enjoy. Likewise, when in need of a new dentist or mechanic I always poll friends, family or colleagues who they use and if they are happy with the service. I highly recommend doing the same when it comes to getting support for your office computers. Ask other business owners in your professional circle if they are happy with their IT support company. If you belong to any local professional organizations, ask your fellow club members if they can suggest anyone. Trust me; the company they recommend will greatly appreciate the referral.

In the late 1990s a Los Angeles local news program ran a hidden camera expose on the filthy conditions of some area restaurant kitchens. Grainy video showed the most extreme violations common kitchen hygiene practices, let alone public health code. The images alone were enough to make one sick and, in the interest of not grossing you out, I will not go into any further detail of the infractions. The public outcry lead to the requirement that restaurants and even stores that sell food post the letter grade of their most recent city inspection. Virtually overnight, small white placards with big a blue A, B or, heaven forbid, C became prominently displayed in eatery windows and even gas station mini-marts all over town. One never sees a D or lower because those places must keep their doors shut until they have cleaned up their act and passed a subsequent inspection. It is rare to see anything lower than an A and, if one did, would one eat there? Probably not. Personally I need that little blue A, that referral from the Department of Public Health, in the window as a reassurance that I won’t be spending the night in the bathroom.

Similarly, you should not hire an IT provider who is not recommended by someone you trust and would not rate anything lower than an A on their virtual report card. I don’t recommend trusting in online reviews from places like Yelp or Yahoo Local where it is too easy for vendors to plant bogus glowing reviews about themselves, or discredit their competition. Another reason I don’t trust them is that shortly after noticing advertisements offering to pay people to write product reviews there seemed to be an uptick in customer product evaluations at various etailers. Coincidence, maybe, but I can’t imagine going online to Macys.com to write a review about the underwear I bought last week whether they were comfy or not.

There are some sites that might be a little more credible, such as AngiesList.com, where consumers pay an annual fee for the privilege of posting and reading vendor reviews. Ideally, this lessens the opportunity for self-promotion and abuse, but I am not sure it is worth a monthly fee.

So, unless there is a particular vendor endorsement web site you like, I would stick with referrals from more traditional sources you know and trust.

Vetting the Candidates

If you called the first person someone recommended to you and it worked out, great! If you have a list of possible vendors that is good, too, but it is time to carefully narrow your selection to the kind of organizations that can meet your needs without draining your wallet.

If your finances allow and your organization is so large you feel only IBM consulting can support your needs, keep in mind that large IT companies have a lot of overhead. If they boast of a thousand employees, huge customers and a big shiny office building, think of the hourly rates they’ll have to charge you to maintain all that overhead.

Instead, look for smaller, local companies that are hungry for your business but have an established, satisfied clientele. You are likely to have a more personal experience as well as more of an opportunity to negotiate fees, terms, etc. Interview them just as you would a potential full-time employee. Have them provide you a list of references and even the resume(s) of the technician(s) that would be assigned to care for your environment. Check their references and, if an IT vendor has posted a customer testimonial to their web site, give that customer a call and get more information. You might learn that things have changed and they aren’t as happy since the testimonial was given, or that while the support is good, their business and computer systems are Macs and you need a PC guru. Hopefully you will find that they have nothing but praise and continue recommend the to anyone and everyone. It’s worth the phone call. In addition to checking basic references, here are more areas to investigate to ensure their competency:

Are They Competent to Handle What You Have?

Ask them demonstrate that they are competent in the software and hardware your business uses.
I really like my mechanic, Mike. He does a great job on my family’s domestic vehicles but if one day I experience a mid-life crisis and go nuts with a German sports car. Hopefully Mike can service it, but if not, I’ll ask him for a recommendation of someone that can. Imagine if you finally settled on a company you like, but when the tech shows up, he stares blankly at your PC and says, “I’m really more of a Mac guy.” That in mind, before you start calling around to see which company gives you the warm and fuzzies, make a list of the software and equipment you expect them to support and go over it with them during the interview. Ask them for specific examples of when and how they have improved networks like yours. Their response should give you an idea of their level of competence with your computer, server, email, financial or accounting platforms.

Familiarity with Your Industry

If you have highly specialized systems, look for companies who cater to your niche.

To a certain extent, the nature of a particular business is incidental to what IT folks do. The accounting staffing company is probably running what the insurance guy has down the hall: HP or Dell hardware running Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, etc. with a T1, DSL or cable modem to the Internet. The staffing company will be running a recruiter-specific software application, such as ProSearch while the Insurance guy’s primary production application is Goldmine, or a web-based solution like SalesForce.com. Any IT guy worth his salt can take a quick look at these, do a little reading and have enough information to keep them running reliably. Businesses such as retailers or legal offices might have custom or legacy (old and out of warranty) software that requires a greater understanding to maintain. It can break in so many different ways that only someone with significant experience with that particular product or its foundations can render a fast, effective fix in the event of a failure. With a proper budget and knowledge, the best techs will have it configured with redundancy and failover mechanisms so that when it does break, it is transparent to the end users and there is no loss of productivity.
If you are running shrink-wrapped software like Windows, Office and QuickBooks, it won’t matter as much if the new IT support vendor is not immediately familiar with your marketing business as long as he has experience with the software you run it on. (He should take an interest to understand your business, which I get into in the next section.) If you are a securities broker with an SDLC card for your DTCC solution, it would be helpful to hire someone with a client base similar to your line of work. When that particular line of communication to the Wall Street goes down the last thing you want is your IT guy scratching his head and searching Google for error codes.

Understanding of Your Needs

Getting immediate problems fixed is important, so too is understanding what is essential to you and making continued improvements in your network to benefit your business.

As you entertain different companies the better prospects will work to gain an understanding of what is important to you and what you need so that you get a return on the investment you’ve made in your computer systems. He should ask questions like “What is the biggest challenge you are facing with your computers?”, “How do you feel things could be more efficient?” And “How is your current IT support vendor falling short?”

Does she listen and repeat back what you said to demonstrate an understanding of your situation, or just go on and on pushing her own product? Once you finally settle on hiring someone, over time the consultant should get a feel for your work flow and begin to make suggestions to improve efficiency and reliability. Security vulnerabilities should be discovered and mitigated, ongoing problems identified and resolved and eventually you will notice your network running more smoothly than ever. A couple of years ago I walked into the office of a new client and could not believe what I found. This was a multi-million dollar retail operation with over 100 employees in the field and 10 people in the corporate office on a peer-to-peer network. The “server” was the office manager’s desktop hosting all of the company’s documents including HR files, marketing, billing, invoices, resumes, etc. It was also hosting a huge QuickBooks file (over 500 MB!) which the other desktop computers accessed. QuickBooks just isn’t designed to run this way and, as a result, it crashed regularly. But that was not the first thing I noticed when I walked in. What caught my eye was a stack of black accounting ledger books, one for each of the 12 stores the company owned and operated. At the end of each shift, staff would call into a special voicemail-only number and leave the sales numbers. The following morning, a clerk would play back as many as 90 voicemails and transcribe the numbers into the black books for the owner to peruse later in the day. Talk about inefficient.

Within a month we had an online form available to the salons via Microsoft’s SharePoint. At the end of the shift, they simply added the numbers into the form for the owner’s immediate review in Excel. The new procedure saved the company 15 hours per week in labor costs!

Your IT consultant should be looking for ways to save you time and money by recommending and implemented efficiencies like we did for the customer described above. If this has not been your experience with your current provider, you need a new one.

Ensuring Business Continuity

Sure you have backups of your data, but do you know how to restore it? How long can you afford to be down while you struggle to get back up?

In the earliest stages of getting to know your environment, like before they are even hired, support providers should ask about your backups. How are they done – tape, external hard drives, online? Who is responsible for them? Are they tested? Once it is established that backups are performed regularly, and the budget allows, you should have a discussion about business continuity. How current does your backup data have to be for you to properly serve your customers? How long can you afford to be down while data is being recovered? In the event of a fire, flood or theft of your computers, how will you get that backed up data onto computers and get your business back up and running?

Make sure that your new IT consultant understands the answers to these questions and has the expertise to properly respond to an emergency to either keep you running, or get you back up and running according to their service level agreement.

Scalability

If you expect to grow, your IT provider should have the knowledge and resources to build a computer infrastructure that grows right along with you.

What are the current growth projections for your company? Are you planning to downsize, stay as you are, or become the 800 pound gorilla in your market? Of course, a new IT consultant won’t be as excited to help you downsize as it implies shrinking income for them as your need for them shrinks right along with you. But if you plan to stay as you are or grow, your service provider should be able to assist as well as keep up.

In the economic downturn of late 2000/early 2001, or the “dot-bomb” era, I was laid off as business took a dive and my employer went into survival mode. Seemingly overnight this successful organization went from about 75 employees to about 5. I was retained to support their computers, but when they decided to move to a more austere office I was not consulted and certain critical things were left out of planning the relocation, like the Internet connection. As a staffing organization the Internet was a key tool to find candidates for their customers, to send and receive emails, post positions to the job board on their internally hosted web site and more. No one at the company transferred the existing Internet service to the new office. And even if they had, no one had the expertise to make sure the web site and email would continue to flow when the servers were moved and brought back online. They were dead in the water.

Today you can get an Internet connection in a couple of days, but this incident was back when the DSL providers had over sold their services through very creative TV advertising campaigns (who remembers SBC’s “Web Hog” commercials?) and new installations were 6 weeks out. So, in a major pinch, they called me and I was able to help them get a temporary and very slow dial-up connection to the Internet to at least get email flowing again.
Whether you are growing or shrinking, your IT guy must know how to set up a new office or move your existing one so that all of your IT services go right along with you. Many IT departments become the de facto Facilities Department of their organizations, so they might even be able to help ensure that your other utilities, such as power and telephone are properly set up as well. If this is an additional office, it must be determined in advance the level of communication required between the computer systems. Will staff at the new location require access to files on servers at the old location? How will they log onto the network at location 2 when the server is at location 1? Is a new server required or will a site-to-site VPN connection be adequate? These are all issues a good IT service provider should be conscience of and develop solutions for.

Respected in the IT Community

The Mr. Magoos of the world develop reputations that begin to precede them. I’ve received resumes from people I would not ever hire based on personal experiences. In some cases the resumes themselves were so error laden, I could not let the sender near one of my computers. On the other hand, some IT guys are so respected that they are never out of a job because they have built such strong reputations as being technically proficient as well as just pleasant to have around. IT vendors can develop similar reputations through the good work of the people that comprise their staff. As mentioned earlier, you should be able to get references from those companies you are hiring, as well as copies of the resumes of the technicians assigned to care for your computers.

Another way to ensure their respectability is through their contributions to the IT community. I have yet to meet the computer professional that knows everything there is to know about computers. There are those who have an awesome memory and can remember every detail of configurations of esoteric applications they worked with 5 years earlier. Others, know a lot, but depend upon the IT community such as their partnerships and online support forums for help with more difficult issues. Hopefully someone has experienced with the same problem I have and has taken the time to post the resolution online. Likewise, when I get over a hump others are still struggling to conquer, I try and let everyone know the solution that worked for me.

A simple Google or Bing search of the name of the company you’re considering, the owner or her technicians might return contributions they have made to their community in the way of technical articles or blog posts. You might also find that they belong to industry affiliations for improving the level of service they provide their customers, awards, or other honors.

Howdy Pard’ner

The vendor you choose should have formal partnerships with the makers of products they sell and support. Among the myriad reasons Microsoft is such a big and powerful company is the value they place in their partners. As a technician, I know that, if I get in a jam, highly skilled support for any Microsoft product is a phone call away. For each product Microsoft has a team of professionals all over the world to help resolve the situation and make sure my customer is pleased. Whether 2 in the afternoon or 2 in the morning, if my customer’s email server is down and I have exhausted all other methods to resolve the problem, I know I can call Microsoft and a team of engineers will work with me 24 hours a day until it is fixed. They are one of the few companies that will do this and it is thanks to my partnership level with them, Small Business Specialist. This is not a designation that comes easy – a prospective partner must pass a series of tests and satisfy other stringent requirements. The more requirements met, the higher the partnership level and associated benefits.

If you are running Microsoft products in your business, make sure that the people you hire to support you enjoy some level of Microsoft partnership. Likewise for Sun Micro Systems, Oracle, Trend Micro, etc. You will benefit greatly from their association with these companies.

They will know more about the product and take greater interest in it resulting in a residual benefit for you in the way of more reliable performance. It could also mean better pricing when it comes time to upgrade or renew your license.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

When you trust someone with the keys to your kingdom, get some assurance they won’t make copies to share with others.

Almost any business has a valuable database of customer contacts that has grown with them over the years. It can include current and past customers as well as sales leads that will hopefully pan out one day. It takes years of hard work to develop such a list which contributes to the overall value of our company. You would never want to lose this resource or allow it to make its way to a competitor. To prevent it from becoming lost or corrupted it should be backed up nightly with your other data. And to keep it from falling into enemy hands, anyone like an IT provider with access should sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). This goes for your employees as well; particularly those in a sales role who would benefit from your hard earned Rolodex if they jumped ship to start their own firm or went to work for your rival. You can easily find customizable boiler plate NDAs on-line, or send me an email and I will gladly provide one to you.

Contracts: Good and Bad

I am so thankful that cable TV, regular telephone service, the gas and power companies don’t make you sign a contract. Of course, they are pretty much monopolies so why would they? But I am sure they would if they could – they’d ding you when you move and need to cancel your contract, then they’d nail the person who buys your home with a sign-up fee. Fortunately, they don’t do that, at least not the ones in my neck of the woods, at least, not yet. It seems like there is plenty of cellular competition out there, but an implied conspiracy suggest they are in cahoots with their obscene early termination fess in excess of $300. The upside to the competition is, of course, they know that when that contract is up, you are a free agent to sigh with whomever you please, so they better be Johnny On the Spot when problems need correcting. I notice a significant difference between the level of service I get from the cable carrier which also provides my Internet service for my business (no contract and no cable competition) and my cellular carrier (contract with competition). The service I get from the latter is infinitely better and I gladly recommend them to others. The cable company? Not so much.

IT support providers have plenty of competition and in order to keep you, most will try and get you into a contract. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. The vendor enjoys predictable cash flow and some assurance that, despite how happy you made them today, they are less likely to hire someone else who is running an enticing promotion. What’s more, the vendor wants to keep making you happy by exceeding your expectations. The more smoothly your machines run, the less downtime you have, the less time you have to worry and the more time you have to focus on developing your business. Likewise, the better your equipment runs, the more money they make not having to pay someone to dash out and fix them. It is win-win for everyone involved. Indeed, contracts in this case can be good for everyone, but make sure that there is some kind of out clause so that you are not held hostage by a company providing you rotten service.

So, if either party can get out at any time, what’s the purpose of the contract? To establish expectations: I will perform this service for you and you shall compensate me x. If I fail to perform said service you may cancel the contract. If you fail to pay me, I will stop service until I receive payment, etc.

As I mentioned earlier, I am writing this in a period of economic decline and things are tough all over. I have allowed several clients to defer payment because I know business is slow for them and they are waiting on payment from their clients as well. Historically they pay their bills and we are all counting on the economy improving. But more importantly, their success is my success and their computers not working properly will impair their ability to conduct business and pay me. I believe this personal touch is what is going to help many companies survive this tough economy.

Even if your contract establishes 15, 30 or 90 terms, the personal relationship you develop with your vendor should allow for some wiggle room in this area as circumstances dictate.

SLA and SOWs

Establish in writing expectations for ongoing support as well as any special projects.

As its name implies, the Service Level Agreement (SLA) establishes the level of service the vendor is expected to provide and the customer expects to receive. It can be issued and signed separately or as part of the contract. On the hardware side this might include computers, servers, software, network and ancillary equipment. For example, the software could include the operating system and production applications such as the Exchange (email server) on the server side and Outlook (email client) on the desktop side.

The SLA should also establish how quickly you should expect the vendor to respond to when you alert them to a problem. Depending upon the severity level, their response time might range from 1 hour for the most critical issues (server down) to 4 hours (1 of 5 printers has a paper jam).

Any work not defined in the contract’s SLA performed on your computer systems should be clearly defined in a Statement of Work (SOW) to establish expectations on both ends. In a nutshell, the SOW will state the problem or need, the solution, timeline, deliverables, end result and costs.

An SOW might not be needed for the odd printer jam or email snag, but if you have been sold a firewall to control employee web surfing, viruses and spam, the statement of work will help both parties understand the scope of the project and agree when the project has been completed properly by the consultant and accepted by you. The last thing you want is for the consultant to tell you he is finished installing Internet filter but your employees are still updating Facebook on company time and you’ve got more spam in your Inbox than ever before.

Summary
The sole focus of this article has been to give you some guidelines for selecting a computer consulting company that, in the end, keeps you and your computers humming a happy tune. With any kind of sophisticated there will always be some issues, especially as changes are made, but overall your systems should run reliably when properly cared for and there should be no nagging, lingering problems that never seem to get fixed. I have worked in few companies where IT was given top priority. In fact, I can count them on one hand; it was a technology company with a commercial website, so naturally there was a great deal of emphasis on the quality of the network, servers, workstations, etc. and technicians looking after them. Unfortunately, either through budget constraints or misplaced priorities, IT usually goes under nurtured and, when there is a failure, it is a big emergency. The email server crashes and everyone runs around like the clichéd headless chicken clamoring for a fix. All the while untold business is lost by this huge workplace distraction. Productivity drops as the crisis dominates the day which is consumed by meetings to find solutions, workarounds or just commiserating and no one able to do his or her job. Making things worse, excuses are having to be given to customers because “the system’s down again” and the organization looks just plain bad.

Only a computer professional with training and experience in the software and hardware you operate has the skill set required keep it all running properly.

If you have not had the time to read everything in this article, here are a few quick questions to keep in mind when considering a company or individual to care for your business computers:

1. Can you provide a list of customer references?
2. Are you certified to support my hardware and software?
3. Do you have a written Service Level Agreement?
4. Do you have any other customers in my industry? (If so, make sure they are in the list of references.)
5. Is your work 100% guaranteed?
6. Do you offer monthly support maintenance agreements?
7. Do you offer a discounted hourly rate for customers under a maintenance agreement?
8. What is your guaranteed call back time for emergencies?
9. How do you protect my data and can you give an example of how you recovered a client’s data in the past?
10. How quickly can you get my business systems up and running in the event of an emergency?

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Selecting an Internet Consultant

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Selecting an internet consultant for your business should be undertaken with the same care as selecting any of your professional advisors. Although the local phone directory may be full of accountants and lawyers, the same can’t be said for internet consultants.

That shouldn’t be a problem to you anyway, as most internet consultants are found online or by referral and it doesn’t really matter if they are local to you or not. What’s important is that they provide you with a thoroughly professional service. Generally with online business requirements, this can be provided via email, but even more preferably using Skype as you can actually speak to the internet consultant and if you have a web cam, virtually talk face to face.

When seeking a web consultant, you should always insist on a free consultation up front to discuss your requirements. This is also an opportunity for you to quiz the internet consultant on their background and skills. This is very important and you should choose your internet consultant with the same level of care that you would choose any of your professional advisors.

Of late, there has been a bit of a marketing splurge in the online world and several programs sold suggesting that internet marketers take their skills to the offline world. The problem of course is that whilst many of these internet marketers may know how to set up a one page sales site, setting up a total business web site is a different matter entirely.

Ideally you want someone who has good web design skills, a sound knowledge of search engine optimization and a good working knowledge of social media. These skills are important to ensure your business web site not only looks good, but ranks well in the search engines resulting in traffic to your site. A social media campaign can supplement these things and drive additional traffic to your site.

If someone is outsourcing all this work and raking the cream, they don’t necessarily have the skills to assess the value of what is being done. This is where a depth of wide ranging experience is necessary, indeed essential for the internet consultant. After all, it is your goal to create an extremely effective online campaign that will drive traffic to your website and customers into your arms. Don’t be satisfied with anything less.

So in summary, make sure you get a free consultation. During this time, have a list of pertinent questions to ask and also get testimonials and references regarding the quality of work performed in the past. These simple steps can help you make sure you get yourself a decent internet consultant.

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Responsibilities of a Construction Consultant

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The construction and management consultants are basically known as the representatives of a construction estate. They work at an expert level along with the ordinary builders. There is also a senior construction team working at a side which makes sure that proper amount and quality of material is being used by the builders. This team also ensures that whether the material being used is good for the health of the environment or not. If it is not, then they replace that material and come up with environment friendly material for undertaking construction and management. The project on which these consultants work may range from a single room to a multi-level development program. This always depends upon the nature of the work assigned to these construction consultants. These professionals are highly trained and they can work on any kind of construction project.

When the projects are assigned to the professionals, they plan and make decision for choosing material that is to be used and they forward the tender to the suppliers. When the tender is completed, the material is supplied according to the required specification of each item of construction. This specification covers every single detail of all the items that are provided for construction from a single screw to the most complicated and the largest pieces to be used. After this, construction gets started and all the required material is utilized by the builders including the services of the construction consultants involved in the project.

When the material is obtained, the construction and management consultants examine the material carefully and make sure that it is viable for the health of the environment and then they pass it for further usage. After this, the material is forwarded to the builders and in this way the project is completed with its finest quality and is constructed with great skills that help in increasing its life.

The construction and management consultants then make a proper catalog for all the items and keep record for each item that is being utilized during construction. These building specification consultants also make a summary at the end of each day for the material consumed in work. This is done for the betterment of the whole organization. Builders work with full efforts to produce quality construction with their abilities due to which they are rewarded with money in the end. This is everything that is involved in the construction routine. The construction and management consultants not only work with the builders but they also maintain balance of work among the workers. Each builder performs a specific task and put in full efforts to achieve the desired outcomes.

In the same way, the product specification details are passed to the concerned authorities and then all these details are managed and put in a record. From this routine, we can observe that professional building construction consultants are as important as the building material is for construction. The one who has this kind of experience and knowledge will be prosperous in life by attaining a fair position in the construction department.

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Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Sachiya Steel International is Pipe Fitting manufacturer in Mumbai. We are known as Forged Fittings, Buttweld Fittings, Flanges, Pipes and Tubes, Fasteners manufacturer supplier in Mumbai. We manufacture high-quality Pipe Fitting with International Quality Standards(IQS) guidelines. We are a supplier of Pipe Fitting in Mumbai. Sachiya Steel International supplies pipe fittings in Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Copper, Titanium, and other grades with Standards such as ASTM / ASME / ANSI / UNS / DIN and other standards.

Sachiya Steel International is Pipe Fitting manufacturer in Mumbai. We are known as Forged Fittings,Guest Posting Buttweld Fittings, Flanges, Pipes and Tubes, Fasteners manufacturer supplier in Mumbai. We manufacture high-quality Pipe Fitting with International Quality Standards(IQS) guidelines. We are a supplier of Pipe Fitting in Mumbai. Sachiya Steel International supplies pipe fittings in Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Copper, Titanium and other grades with Standards such as ASTM / ASME / ANSI / UNS / DIN and other standards.

Pipe Fitting Manufacturer in Mumbai
Pipe Fitting manufacturer in Mumbai. We are Leading suppliers of Pipe Fitting in Mumbai, Pipe Fitting in Chennai, Pipe Fitting in Bangalore Ludhiana Delhi Coimbatore Pune Rajkot Ahmedabad Kolkata Hyderabad Gujarat and many more places. Sachiya Steel International manufacturing and exporting high-quality Pipe Fitting worldwide. We are Mumbai’s largest Pipe Fitting Exporter, exporting to more than 85 countries. We are known as Pipe Fitting Manufacturers and Exporters due to exporting and manufacturing on a large scale worldwide. Each year we export 4 containers to different parts of the world to different customers of Sachiya Steel International. Our contribution to Indian GDP as manufacturer and supplier of Pipe Fitting increases by each year. We have made a name of ourselves due to in-house processing and manufacturing of Pipe Fittings, top-class services to clients and affordable prices for our products.

We at Sachiya Steel International manufacture a wide variety of Pipe Fitting. There is different types of pipe fitting used for different needs. Pipe Fittings used in piping work are mainly SS Pipe Elbow, SS Pipe Tee, SS Pipe Reducer, SS Pipe Union, SS Pipe Coupling, SS Pipe Cross, SS Pipe Cap, SS Pipe Nipple, SS Pipe Plug, SS Pipe Bush, SS Pipe Lap Joint, SS Pipe Flanges and other Pipe Fittings. Our Pipe Fitting is available in different grades, sizes and shapes. We are Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai. Sachiya Steel International manufactures and exports high-quality industrial Pipe Fitting. We are Manufacturers Suppliers Exporters of the following Pipe Fitting -Stainless Steel Forged Fitting supplier in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Buttweld Fitting supplier in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Flange supplier in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Pipes supplier in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Tubes supplier in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Fastener supplier in Mumbai.

Stainless Steel Pipe FittingSpecifications Pipe Fitting Types SS Pipe Elbow, SS Pipe Tee, SS Pipe Cross, SS Pipe Reducer, SS Pipe End Caps, SS Pipe Bends, SS Pipe Stub Ends – Lap Joint, SS Pipe Nipples, SS Pipe Outlet Fittings, SS Pipe Coupling Forged Fitting Types SS Forged Elbow, SS Forged Tee, SS Forged Cross, SS Forged Reducer, SS Forged Caps, SS Forged Bends, SS Forged Coupling Flange Types SS Slip On Flange, SS Weld Neck Flange, SS Threaded Flange, SS Long Weld Neck Flange, SS Blind Flange, SS Socket Weld Flange, SS Companion Flange Fasteners Types SS Bolts, SS Nuts, SS Screws, SS Washers, SS Threaded Rods, SS Rings Pipe Fitting Schedule SCH5, SCH10, SCH20, SCH30, SCH40, STD, SCH80, XS, SCH60, SCH80, SCH120,SCH140, SCH160, XXS Pipe Fitting Standard ASME B16.11, ANSI B16.11, MSS-SP-97, MSS-SP-79, JIS B2316, BS 3799, ANSI B16.9 Pipe Fitting Size 1/8″NB to 24″NB & 1/4″OD TO 24″OD AND 6.35mm to 254mm OD Thickness: 0.6mm to 20mm Pipe Fitting Type Welded, threaded, BW, SW. Grades Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM / ASME 201, 202, 301, 304, 304L, 310, 310S, 316L, 316TI, 317, 317L, 321, 347, 409, 409M, 409L, 410, 410S, 420, 430, 431, 441, 444, 446, 17.4PH, 904L Super Duplex Steel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai S32750 Duplex Steel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM / ASME SA 790 UNS NO S 31803 , S 32205 , S 32550 , S 32750 , S 32760. Carbon Steel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM / ASME A 335 GRP 1 , P 5 , P 9 , P 11 , P 12 , P 22 , P 23 , P 91 Alloys Steel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM / ASME A 691 GRP1 CR , 1 1/4 CR , 2 1/4 CR , 5 CR , 9CR , 91. Nickel Alloys Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Nickel Alloys 200, Nickel Alloys 201 Titanium Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Grade 1, Grade 4, Grade 5(Ti 6Al-4V), Grade 6(Ti 5Al-2.5Sn), Grade 7, Grade 11, Grade 12, 8Ai-1Mo-1V, Grade 9(3Al-2.5V), 6Al-6V-25n, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo, 6Al-7Nb, Grade 23(Ti 6AL-4V ELI), Grade 5 ELI Inconel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Inconel 600, Inconel 601, Inconel 625, Inconel 625LCF, Inconel 686, Inconel 718, Inconel 800, Inconel 825, Inconel X-750 , Inconel 690, Inconel 602, Inconel 617, Inconel 925, Inconel A-289, Inconel AL-6XN, AL-904L Hastelloy Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Hastelloy C-22, Hastelloy C-276, Hastelloy C-2000, Hastelloy C-4, Hastelloy X, Hastelloy B, Hastelloy N, Hastelloy G Molybdenum Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM / ASME A 182 GR F 5, F 9 , F 11 , F 12 , F 22 , F 91, ASTM B387, Ferro Molybdenum Cobalt Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Cobalt HS-6, Cobalt HS-4, Cobalt HS-25, Sterlite Grade 1, Sterlite Grade 6, Sterlite Grade 12, Sterlite Grade 21 Niobium Pipe Fitting in Mumbai ASTM B394, R04200 R04210 Nimonic Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Nimonic75, Nimonic80, Nimonic85, Nimonic90, Nimonic263, etc Tungsten Pipe Fitting in Mumbai W1 WAl1, W61, etc, Carbonide Tungsten, Copper Tungsten, Nickel Tungsten Nichrome Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Nichrome90, Nichrome80, Nichrome80A, Nichrome RW80, Nichrome75, etc Magnesium Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Magnesium AL017100, AL017140, AL017150, AL017160, AL017200, AL017210, AL017250, etc. Tantalum Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Tantalum – Grade 1. Monel Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Monel 400, Monel k500 MU-METAL Pipe Fitting in Mumbai MU-METAL Zirconium Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Zirconium 702, Zirconium 705,Zirconium 705, Zirconium-2, Zirconium-4 Beryllium Copper Pipe Fitting in Mumbai Alloy 25 UNSC17200 Aluminium Pipe Fitting in Mumbai 1050,1100, 2017, 7150, 7178, 7575, 2050, 7085, 2011 A92011, 2014A A92014, 2024 A92024, 2219, 5052 A95052, 5083 A95083, 5754, 6061 A96061 A86061, 6063, 6082 A96082, 7071 7020, 7050 A97050, 7075 A97075 A87075, 7175 Copper Pipe Fitting in Mumbai C 11000, C 10200, C 12200, C 51100, C 51000, C 51900, C 52000, C 52100, C 74500, C 75700, C 75400, C 76400, C 77000, C 21000, C 22000, C 23000, C 24000, C 26000, C 26800, C 27000, C 27200, C 28000 About Forged Fitting manufacturer in Mumbai -
Forged Pipe Fittings (Socket Weld Fitting and Threaded Fitting) are made in accordance to ASME Forged Fitting Standards, and are used to connect nominal bore schedule pipes and pipelines. The applications range from Forged Fittings for chemical, Forged Fittings for petrochemical, Forged Fittings for power generation and Forged Fittings for OEM manufacturing industry as well other applications where vibration, high pressure or extremely corrosive conditions exist. We have Forged Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai. Forged Fittings are generally available in two materials- Carbon steel Forged Fittings and Stainless steel Forged Fitting. Fittings come in a variety of classes and material grades for any application such as ASTM Forged Fitting supplier in Mumbai, ASME B16.11 Forged Fitting Supplier in Mumbai, ANSI Forged Fitting supplier in Mumbai.

About Buttweld Fittings manufacturer in Mumbai -
Buttweld Fittings comprises of SS long radius elbow, concentric reducer, eccentric reducers and Pipe Tees, Pipe Cross, Pipe Bends, LR Pipe Bend, SR Pipe Bend, etc. Stainless steel buttweld fitting and carbon steel buttweld fittings are important parts of the industrial piping system to change direction, branch off or mechanically join equipment to the system. We are Buttweld Fittings Manufacturers in Mumbai. Buttweld Fittings such as carbon steel and stainless steel offer many advantages compared to threaded pipe fittings and socket weld pipe fittings in Mumbai. The latter is only available up to 4-inch nominal size whereas butt weld fittings are available in sizes from ½” to 72”.

About Flanges manufacturer in Mumbai -
The flange is the second most used joining method after welding fittings. Flanges are used when joints need dismantling. It Provides flexibility for maintenance. Flange Connects the pipe with various equipment and valves. Breakup flanges are added to the pipeline system if regular maintenance is required during plant operation. We are Flanges Manufacturers in Mumbai. A flanged joint is composed of three separate and independent although interrelated components; the flanges, the gaskets, and the bolting; which are assembled by yet another influence, the fitter. Special controls are required in the selection and application of all these elements to attain a joint, which has acceptable leak tightness. We have Flanges in different materials and standards such as Stainless Steel Flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, Carbon Steel Flange manufacturer in Mumbai, ANSI B16.9 Flange manufacturer in Mumbai, ASME B16.9 Flange supplier in Mumbai. Flanges at Sachiya Steel International comes in different class such as class 150 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 300 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 400 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 600 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 900 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 1500 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai, class 2500 flanges manufacturer in Mumbai.

About Pipes and Tubes manufacturer in Mumbai -
Pipe and Tube are two remarkably similar cylindrical “materials” that are used for a wide variety of applications. People often confuse the two, and the terms are used interchangeably at times, but they do exhibit different characteristics. A tube has higher engineering specifications and manufacturing requirements than a pipe. We are Pipes and Tubes Manufacturers in Mumbai. In manufacturing industries, pipe and tube constitute two very different materials. The pipe can be made from various materials, we are suppliers of Stainless Steel Pipes in Mumbai, Stainless Steel Tubes in Mumbai, Carbon Steel pipes and tubes. The tube can be made from metal alloys such as stainless steel, carbon steel.

About Fasteners manufacturer in Mumbai -
Fasteners are universal elements, hardware devices that are utilized for non-permanent linking of at least two items together. Fasteners are a category of mechanical components which are used for fastening connections and therefore are really versatile. We are Fasteners Manufacturers in Mumbai. Fasteners can be used in various industries such as Fasteners for Automobiles, Fasteners for Petrochemical, Fasteners for pharmaceutical, Fasteners for Oil and Fasteners for gas, Fasteners for Rubber, Fasteners for Food processing, Fasteners for heavy machinery and so on. Fasteners are used to connect Flanges to Pipes and Tubes, the process is called Bolting where nut bolts are used.

Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai: Industrial Pipe Fitting uses -
Pipe Fitting for Oil & Gas Industries
Pipe Fitting for Chemical / Pipe Fitting for Petrochemical Industries
Pipe Fitting for Food, Beverage, and Dairy Industries
Pipe Fitting for Power Industry
Pipe Fitting for Sanitation Industry
Pipe Fitting for Road & highway construction Industry
Pipe Fitting for Ventilation Industry
Pipe Fitting for Marine & dredging Industry
Pipe Fitting for Irrigation Industry
Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai: Pipe Fitting Finishes -
Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Carbon Steel Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Alloy Steel Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Nickel Alloy Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Duplex Steel Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Titanium Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.
Aluminium Pipe Fitting Manufacturers in Mumbai.

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Learn How Expense Reports Can Help Your Business

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Most of the best expense report apps are available for both iPhone and android devices. This means that you do not need to buy different apps for the two different devices. With one application you can monitor all your income and expenses

If you are a frequent traveler then you will need a best expense report app. These programs can help you in monitoring your expenses better. You can easily adjust the program according to what ever you have to do. If you are a school student who wants to budget better or even if you own a small business and you need to manage your finances better.

Expense tracking is not as easy as it sounds. Tracking your expenses is one time-consuming job. Even if you are earning lots of money you will still have to spend hours tracking your income and expenses and make corrections in time. This is a job that needs attention and commitment. If you don’t have enough time to spend on tracking and maintaining your best expense report app,Guest Posting then you should consider buying an Expense Manager Pro.

Most of the best expense report apps are available for both iPhone and android devices. This means that you do not need to buy different apps for the two different devices. With one application you can monitor all your income and expenses. This is because most of the zoho expense tracker programs and some of the other expense report apps are compatible with most of the android devices available in the market.

There are a number of reasons why people use expense reports. One of these reasons could be as a part of their job which involves travel. Many people like tracking their expenses so that they can plan their budget better. The best expense management app for business persons is a mobile app. Whether you are a small or big business, you still need to keep a detailed track record of your company’s expenses.

For the smaller companies, expense tracking is easier. Some of these apps can be easily downloaded from the Google play store. These apps are very easy to operate and require minimal user interface and functionality. They also have a very short learning curve and are very compatible with most smartphone operating systems. Even if you are using an internet-connected tablet or smart phone, you can track your business finances through these apps.

With the wide range of tablet devices available in the market today, people can track all their expenses through their apps. Expense reports are so popular that almost every major company has an app of its own. The best expense tracking app is the one that is best suited to your company’s needs and requirements. Once you have selected the best expense report app, you will never look back.

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What Are the Most Popular Luxury Car Brands in The World?

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The digital reputation of the world’s greatest luxury car brands is a solid indicator of future sales and changes in the global automotive industry. Every luxury car brand on our list attracts a lot of attention from customers and generates a lot of social media buzz. They are at the forefront of what rich customers care about.

A luxurious automobile,Guest Posting in the most basic sense, is one that comes equipped with more than the bare minimum of equipment. However, there are many cars that have good features but are not considered luxury vehicles. This is due to the fact that luxury is more than just a set of attributes. It’s also about the driving experience when it comes to luxury. Luxury car and SUV designers incorporate features and enhancements that work together to provide a unique experience of driving.

Manufacturing a luxurious car that has quality with a brand isn’t easy; they must provide exceptional comfort in both the front and rear seats, a super smooth ride, fantastic engine performance and finesse, and plenty of performance — and they must also function as better symbols of power than most four-wheeled vehicles.

In recent years, luxury car brands have come a long way. Technology is more accessible than ever before, making luxury automobiles more accessible. People may want to look for the most affordable European cars for sale in Wellington, so car companies have made their automobiles in a way that makes them full of quality and affordability. Which luxury automobile companies are now at the top of the new car sales list? Here are the top brands of luxurious vehicles that you need to look out for.

Mercedes Benz
Mercedes-Benz is a brand that is almost universally associated with luxury. Mercedes-Benz, like BMW, offers a large line-up of cars and SUVs to choose from. The S-Class and SL are timeless models, while the new crossovers and smaller SUVs are appealing and dependable. The furnishings are top-of-the-line, and the vehicles’ aesthetics are sure to impress. Mercedes-Benz also has a few new performance-oriented automobiles, such as the AMG-GT, that have been well-received.

Tesla
Tesla is another high-end automotive brand that will make news in 2021. It’s fashionable, and it’s still one of the world’s most valuable automakers. The minimalist and sleek inside of Tesla’s 2021 Model S is currently the hot new thing. The innovations that have been developed so far are intended to make Teslas safer, more powerful, more comfortable, and cost-effective than traditional automobiles.

BMW
BMW is one brand that sticks out for commuters in particular; the German company is known for its sleek, attractive, and elevated saloon vehicles, which are popular with business people all over the world. This comes as no surprise, as anyone who has driven or ridden in a BMW will tell you that their vehicles are of the best quality and suitable for long drives.

Audi
Audi has a devoted following all throughout the world, and for valid reasons. Audi manufactures some of the world’s highest-quality vehicles, all of which are packed with cutting-edge technology. Additionally, they produce some of the most attractive vehicles on the road. Audi also competes directly with Mercedes-Benz and BMW, among other luxury brands. As a result, their pricing has been modified to outcompete the competition.

Volvo
The luxury you’ll discover when driving a Volvo sedan or SUV is anything but basic. Volvo focuses on providing exceptional comfort, innovative technology, cutting-edge safety features, and power in all of its vehicles, resulting in a pleasant driving experience. Volvo achieves an upscale degree of comfort by employing premium materials and a human-centric design that includes plenty of legroom for all passengers and a user-friendly layout for the driver.

Porsche
No matter how bad the road surface is, the Porsche automobile is worth its salt, and makes you feel like you’re driving on air. The Porsche luxury vehicles soak up all the bumps and flaws in the road surface like sponges, providing a silky-smooth ride for all passengers. A Porsche will always be a city car, irrespective of its level of luxury, and the Panamera and Cayenne give the kind of input and response you’d expect from the builder of some of the world’s top sports cars.

Driving a well-built BMW or Volvo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sure, these cars aren’t constructed for 0-60 times, lap records, or top speeds, but there’s enough to admire about them, and that’s why car dealers in Wellington make it their priority to provide the best-branded cars that scream luxury with style.

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Important Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Buying your own home is something many people dream about, but before you get too excited it’s important to take a very serious look at your budget and see how much house you can comfortably afford after closing costs are taken into account. First-time home buyers often make the mistake of getting swept up in all thing’s real estate.

It is very important to consider all of your options before you make a purchase because the seemingly perfect house that looks good to an inexperienced eye can end up being very expensive,Guest Posting or even completely uninhabitable. This is why getting a pre-purchase inspection report in Sydney is so vital before you make a decision.

Here are some important tips for first-time home buyers:

Location is key – Make sure there is plenty of public transportation and access to groceries stores, shopping malls and schools nearby. If it doesn’t feel like a nice place to live then it may not be the right place for you; don’t forget it will take time away from your day just commuting over there every single day no matter how close it may be, so try and find something as central as possible.

Don’t get too caught up in curb appeal – This means getting swept away with things such as fancy carvings on walls or furniture. These things are often added after the renovation and can be very expensive without any real value to them.

Get inspections done on every aspect of the property before making a decision, this includes all electrical appliances as well as plumbing work.

Check that there is no mould or water damage in the house; it’s something most people wouldn’t even notice but over time could lead to serious health issues for you and your family members.

Make sure you don’t buy “too much” home – Only purchase what is necessary.

Know your budget – Knowing how much of a budget you have to spend on your new home is a very important aspect of first-time home buying. This will help you decide whether you can go for an outright purchase or need to get a loan. If you do need to get a loan, it will also help you decide about how much you can pay each month in terms of repayment. Most importantly, do not borrow more than what you can afford to pay back in future.

You should also think about your living expenses and how much of the budget will be used on that while considering home affordability. Do not try to borrow money from friends or family members because it could give rise to unnecessary complications like having to repay them with interest rates which is something you want to avoid altogether if possible. While looking for homes make sure there are no other loans attached to the property such as previous mortgages etc because this makes things even more challenging later when trying to sell off the house (if necessary).

Research neighbourhoods and schools in the area – Know about the neighbourhood you intend moving into before making any final decisions. Research on this information will help you decide if the neighbourhood is suitable for your family.

Find a real estate agent who has experience with first-time home buyers – There are thousands of real estate agents out there and it is important that you find one who has experience in selling homes to first-time home buyers. This will help you find the best offer and get your property at a good price without much hassle.

When searching for a real estate agent, also consider the pre-purchase inspection reports in Sydney you will need to get on the property before deciding, and find a good, well experienced inspector or company to do the inspections for you.

Some of the inspections you will need to get done include:

Home or Building inspections.
Electrical inspection.
Gas line inspection.
Water test for lead and mould.
Pest inspections or termite house inspections.
Radon testing.
Asbestos inspections.
Make sure you get home inspections done by a professional inspector. This will ensure that there are no major damages to the property which you might not be able to see with your naked eye.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking at houses – If you are thinking of getting a mortgage, you should get pre-approved for it before you start looking at houses. This way if it turns out that the house is more than what you can afford, then you will know how to proceed further and won’t be disappointed when your dream home doesn’t come in within budget and you have to keep looking.

Consider renting instead of buying – Sometimes renting a property may be a better option if you are not sure about making such an investment yet. It may help to know what it is like living in a property before actually going ahead and purchasing one of your own which can save money, time and potential problems for yourself down the line.

Make sure there is plenty of storage space – You should make sure that any new home has enough storage space as this will be useful no matter how big or small the house is. You never know when you might need some extra cupboard room so finding somewhere with lots available could be vital. This applies particularly to those who have families too as they may quickly fill up all spaces otherwise. You don’t want children’s toys filling up hallways after all do you?

Be prepared to make compromises – It is not always possible to get what you want when purchasing property, but it is important to be realistic about the homes that are available within your price range and desired location.

Home buyers should be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that is buying a home. Many first-time homebuyers are unprepared to deal with all of their emotions during this process, but by planning ahead and understanding what they’re getting themselves into before signing on the dotted line, can make things much easier.

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How Does Business Intelligence Help in Superior Financial Performance

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Business intelligence (BI) helps in achieving superior financial performance by offering detailed cash flow insights. Read the article to know the types of cash flow insights that it offers.

For every business,Guest Posting financial management is vital and for the same entrepreneurs hire a team of skilled professionals. However, this does not seem sufficient, and many are now leveraging technology to do the same. It is no secret that if financial management is done right, there will be an improvement in the overall financial performance. Now the question arises the way business intelligence (BI) manages to do the same. Let’s find out the same. Yes, it does it by offering detailed cash flow insights by analyzing their financial data. It gives a complete status of the cash flow by presenting them via charts, graphs, etc. This, in turn, helps the key decision-makers to make smarter business decisions. Decisions that can prove vital for improving productivity and eventually the financial performance.

Types of cash flow

Business intelligence tools analyzes all three types of cash flows effortlessly so that entrepreneurs can know well about their financial health. These cash flows are as follows:

Cash flow from operating activities (CFO)

This represents the cash that a business receives from its regular and ongoing business activities. For example, cash flow by manufacturing and selling those manufactured goods to its customers or providing a service. However, this cash flow from operating activities does not include the amount of cash invested in the business, salaries of employees, or building rent. Its focus always lies on the core business. In short, it is the net cash obtained through its operating activities.

Cash Flow from investing activities(CFI)

This represents the cash obtained from activities related to investment. For example, purchase of physical assets, sale of securities, or an investment in the same. It sometimes happens that there is negative CFI due to huge or long–term investment in research and development (R&D). However, in such a scenario, it does not signify poor financial health.

Cash flow from financing activities

This represents the amount of cash that a business receives from issuance of equity and debt, payment of dividends, debt or equity repayment, and so on.

If a business has surplus cash, it is assumed that it is operating in a safe zone. When BI provides such insights about the cash flow, entrepreneurs get adequate help to develop a detailed understanding of the steps that they should take to maintain a consistent flow of sufficient cash. They have prior knowledge of the liquidity of their business. In short, the financial performance never gets compromised with such insights. Sound financial decisions are taken based on these insights that help in superior financial performance and business growth.

Without BI, entrepreneurs have to spend hours reading and analysis of their cash flow statements. Most of the time, such financial reports are made in Microsoft Excel with several rows and columns from which it becomes tough to identify meaningful data insights. With business intelligence, such things don’t happen. Moreover, there are now several tools powered by business intelligence at an affordable price which has encouraged their widespread adoption by entrepreneurs to improve their financial performance.

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Financial Consulting – Roles and Responsibilities of a Financial Consultant

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Being good with money is not enough to become an effective financial consultant.

A financial consultant, often called as financial advisor, is an individual who offers professional advice on money management. They serve individuals or organizations who are having issues with debt management, setting up their long term financial goals, developing a savings plan, and who are looking for sound investment advice.

They are also being sought for by couples who are leaning towards expanding their family. They will be asked about a good mortgage rate, when to save for retirement, and how to start a college fund. An effective financial consultant can offer sound advice on all these areas.

A great number of financial consultants work for companies and large organizations that are dealing with financial challenges. Consultants help these entities with their budgeting and debt management issues. Sometimes, they may also be called in to develop retirement and benefits plan for employees.

Individuals who would like to start a career in financial consulting must meet certain requirements. They must have a degree in finance and at least 10-15 years relevant experience. In addition, they must have attended relevant trainings and seminars. It would also be a big plus if they obtain certification from the Society of Financial Advisors.

Aspiring financial consultants can work for mortgage lenders, banks, or tax companies to get valuable experience in handling loans and special financial services. Through this, they’ll get a better understanding of various finance-related issues that they will most likely to deal with when they finally start a career in financial consulting.

Most financial consultants start by working for consulting and financial firms. The good thing about going this route is that these consultants don’t need to think about finding their clients and that they are guaranteed with paychecks every 15th and 30th of the month. In addition, they acquire valuable experience in their profession. They can use this when they decide to work for themselves.

Working as a freelance financial consultant can be extremely overwhelming, frustrating, but rewarding. Although individuals who choose to go this route will do virtually everything to bring in clients to make money, they can have themselves as their own boss and they will have direct control over their working hours. They can also possibly make more money as long as they are dedicated, determined, and motivated. These people can work from the comforts of their own home or can set up their own office.

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