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Looking at a Place Near Annapolis

Looking at a place near Annapolis, because I am going to be in Maryland state politics for the near future at least. It is a simple thing really, my boss has gotten an appointment to a government office. Of course it is not as though he really wants to do the work involved. He wants to have the prestige of the position, which is basically all that he gets out of it. He wants me to do the work involved in it and he can afford to pay. They have Verizon fios in Maryland, but I am not finding a good place where they have it here. It is something that I have sort of gotten used to having it. Once you have downloaded movies at this sort of speed you really do not want to go back to what you had before. It is just incredibly convenient, especially if you like to use Netflix or any other streaming services like that.

You are not going to be able to go back, or at least happily after you have had this sort of internet. In particular I was paying a few dollars more before I switched to Verizon FIOS internet. It was not a big deal in price, but it cost me a bit less and the bandwidth was over twice as much. They only guarantee you 45 megabytes per second, but that is probably around three times what you would get on average from any other service I know about. If you are streaming movies on Netflix it is really great, because you have no lag at all. I know a lot of people who can not watch a youtube video on standard definition without getting that spin a rama thing. Obviously when you are paying 75 dollars a month you want to have it do youtube.

Getting a Forklift for Our Small Warehouse Was a Huge Help!

We were unloading pallets of product we received in our small warehouse by hand onto carts as soon as trucks unloaded the pallets. We had a small pallet jack we used to move the product on pallets from the truck to the warehouse floor. The room was about as big as a small commercial garage. It was a lot of work. Then I looked for forklifts for sale to make the job easier. We found a nicely priced propane powered forklift that was perfect for moving our pallets. We installed a shelf system to hold several pallets of product. Up until then, everything was flat on the floor because we had no way of lifting the pallets to stack them. Continue reading “Getting a Forklift for Our Small Warehouse Was a Huge Help!” »

Opening a Chocolate Factory in Louisville

This year was an exciting time for my family as my parents finally managed to open up a small chocolate factory in Louisville, KY. It’s always been their dream to own a chocolate bakery or factory for as long as I can remember. For a time they had their own bakery but for them, they were far more interested in producing delicious chocolate on a larger scale without having to incorporate it into a planned menu, although it was my favorite part of the job! On my first visit I got to check out some multihead weighers that they had invested in – I hadn’t heard of them until I walked through those doors.

In fact, I was surprised by the scale and sheer amount of industrial tools that they had bought for their small, two person operation. Continue reading “Opening a Chocolate Factory in Louisville” »

Doing a Lot of My Own Marketing

If you are not careful it is easy to find a lot of difficulties in the ethics of marketing. For instance if you deal with a direct mail list broker you might find your own name and information on the list that he sells you. It is one thing to buy the names of some faceless potential buyer, perhaps you would see nothing ethically wrong with that and as you are in a position where you have to sell to survive that sort of thing takes a secondary place in the heart and the mind. Then when you realize this person is selling your name and you mailing address you do not quite feel as laissez faire about the entire thing. For me the big thing would be my gmail account. I could care less about my other email addresses in all honesty.

Coming into Safety Compliance for Working at Height Rules

If you run any industrial operation, you need to keep abreast of all new safety regulations and protocols that are instituted to protect your employees, vendors and visitors. This includes everything from signs that warn of hazards to procedures to the actual equipment that is in use. We have a semi-annual inspection done of our production facility that corresponds to the finest details of the safety rules in place. After our last inspection we hired a fabrication firm at to make the various upgrades we needed around the plant. This was especially evident where it came to working at height.

For every job and need for any employee whose feet leave the ground, we redid all of our safety equipment. We installed newly built steel step units that were custom fabricated.

We Needed New Engineering Software

When my firm needed to get new civil engineering software, they asked me if I would research different sites to get the best ones available on the market today. We could have just asked our supplier, but they know I can get quite picky about the software that we use. I am one of the main reasons why we are investing so much money for all of the engineers to have new software available. When I was trying to make some adjustments on a large project several months ago, the software was not able to perform a couple of the functions that I needed done.

Since the majority of the infrastructure is designed on a computer, it only makes sense to have the best of the best when using civil engineering software.

Accounting and Tax Help for a New Business

I just opened a new business last year, and I am worried that I am going to have a lot of trouble figuring out how to do the taxes. I actually, do not really have the slightest clue what I am doing, when it comes to filing taxes for a business. I did not even like to file my taxes, when I used to work for a company. It is going to be a lot more complicated now, and that is an issue. I want to find a accounting and tax firm that will be able to help me get through the process, and maybe explain some various things to me, that are relevant.

I am not sure why I have not looked into this sooner, because it is getting close to the time of year when I need to file my taxes, and not much has been done to work on them. That is really my fault, and it boils down to the fact that I have just been nervous and anxious about the taxes. Continue reading “Accounting and Tax Help for a New Business” »