Monday, October 10, 2016

Enterprises TV Heats Up Productivity

We all have times during the work day when we have more energy than other times. Perhaps it is the morning or afternoon. But there is one time of days when we feel better, are more awake and can master every project on our plates.

Do More after Waking Up

Most of us arrive to work on time, or early, grab some coffee, and take about half an hour to peruse different news websites and social accounts. In fact, our productivity would increase every day if we spent that time on tasks that help complete projects or tasks. Set aside time at work in the morning to shuffle through email and prioritize it. Use the email application’s prioritizing system, if it has one. Answer important emails first and then work through the other ones as the morning rolls out. Be prepared for staff meetings the night before and avoid rushing to get documents or other items needed.

Cut It Short

To do lists can grow longer by the hour. We tend to add everything we can think of on them so we don’t forget. Prioritize that list too in whatever way works best. Use a highlighter, add a star next to hot tasks, a circle next to tasks that are not a top priority. Check them off when done and move on.

Tackle One Project at a Time

People who believe they are expert multi-taskers bounce from one project to another. Not only does this lead to missed details, but it also leads to sloppy work. Why not tackle one project for an hour or two before moving on. No missed steps, no typos, no missed details. Enterprises TV believes that this leads to improved productivity. Give it a try and see if it works.


As hard as it is, jump on the most challenging task or project first. Once that obstacle is out of the way, everything else will seem easy.

Get back to work. 

US Media Studios Offers Disaster Relief Advice

Most people know to not make monetary donations to organizations over the phone. Yet, some still do, not knowing that charitable organization they just donated to is a fake. US Media Studios offers some advice when the pleas for disaster relief start pouring in.

Do Your Due Diligence

Ask the caller for the name of their organization. Go to the Charity Navigator website and enter the name of the organization. The site gives detailed information about the charity such as funds raised, funds spent and where the funds are spent. The BBB notes the number of complaints the organization received and how many were answered, and issues resolved.

Delete emailed solicitation requests and don’t answer phone calls if you don’t know the number. These are two common methods fake charitable organizations contact people for money. Unknown emails can contain malware.

While rare, US Media Studios knows there are still some phony NGOs making the rounds and knocking on home doors. We advise readers to not answer the door if you don’t know the person knocking. Better safe than sorry.

If you do decide to donate to a charitable aid organization, please use a credit card and not cash, checks or debit cards. Your money is as valuable and needed by you as it is for any honest charity. Protect it.

Here are some credible links for checking a charity’s reputation:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Enterprises TV Reminds Readers of Storm-Related Insurance Matters

Any storm that produces high wind speed or funnel clouds will inevitably produce a windstorm of insurance claims for homes, vehicles and personal property. Enterprises TV reminds readers of what to know about failing a claim, and how to avoid any shortfalls of it.

The Consumer Federation of America notes what to expect from filing a wind-related claim:
Read the insurance policy and know what it explicitly covers. Some policies do not cover roof damage or broken windows –two common types of damage from strong wind.

File claims as soon as possible, since most insurance companies work on them on a first-come-first-served basis. Write the claim number down and keep it in a safe place. This is the easiest way for the insurance company to find your claim after it is filed.

Take photos from all angles of the damage. Store photos in two places: computer hard drive and on a thumb drive.

Save any and all receipts related to the damage. Make photocopies of them, label them with what the items covered and keep in a safe place. This includes expenses for hotels if the home is not livable until repaired. Some policies have a reimbursable clause under the “Additional Living Expense” part of a homeowner policy.

If the insurance company wants to send an adjuster, ask if the adjustor is employed by the insurance company, is a contractor or is an independent adjuster. Ask if the adjuster they want to send is authorized to make claim decisions and payments on behalf of the insurance company. Ask for the name of the adjuster, the company he or she works for and a contact number for the adjustor before they send he or she to the home. There are many phony adjusters just waiting to take advantage of storm victims.

Enterprises TV sincerely hopes damage from Hurricane Matthew is not extensive for anyone.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Enterprises TV Examines Water Pollution in the U.S.

In the U.S., 40% of the rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted, and unsafe for swimming or fishing. Fourteen pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year.

Water Pollution and Its Dirty Affects

Water pollution is defined by the Business Dictionary as the presence in water of harmful or objectionable material in sufficient quantity to measurably degrade water quality. It harms plants, and all living species in the body of water. Enterprises TV notes that polluted water can harm the entire ecological system in its proximity also. Seventy percent of industrial waste is dumped into the water bodies and pollute the usable water supply. All living things need fresh water and water that is clean in order to survive.

Getting Clean Water

For most people in the U.S., getting clean water can be as simple as installing a water filter in refrigerator water dispensers or on kitchen faucets. City and county water departments are tasked with cleaning and maintaining a clean water supply residents use for cooking, bathing and quality of life. Every US state has environmental protection laws and policies that businesses and homeowners must follow. However, there are times when the system and its processes break down, and natural bodies of water become a toxic mess. This is when the citizenry steps up and makes raises attention about making the water clean.

What We Can Do

Use water filters at home. . Buy reusable water bottles and refill them with filtered water from home. (Not all water cooler companies have the same standards.) Speak up when local natural bodies of water become polluted. It’s your water too.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Enterprises TV Hails the New Walkable Communities in America

Ask someone who lives in the big city suburbs where they really want to reside, and most will say they prefer someplace with a small town feel. There communities like this dotted across the country. Almost everything anyone could want is within walking distance of their front door. Enterprises TV hails the new walkable communities in America.

Have a seat and let's catch up

Known Thy Neighbors

It is increasingly more challenging to get to know the neighbors when people like in big suburban planned neighborhoods, apartment complexes and condo communities. We tend to come home, close the door and stay inside until it’s time to go out again. We drive a few miles to the store, to the bank, to a gas station, and to work. All this driving can be tiring one out. There’s no energy or enthusiasm left to walk through the neighborhood.

Benefits of Walkable Communities

One of the nice benefits of walkable communities is the ability to get outside and walk to the aforementioned businesses. Maybe even ride a bank. Passing neighbors along the way gives us the chance to greet each other and catch up. Communities have green spaces centered so everyone has easy access to them. Small shops are close enough to homes. Front porches are spacious and give residents the opportunity to sit out front and enjoy the peace and quiet.  

Americans can become quite sedentary. We sit in our vehicles as we commute here and there. We come home and sit for dinner, and sit watching television or spending time of digital devices. Walkable communities allow us the opportunity to add more movement to our lives. It binds neighbors and neighborhoods. Small towns may seem like they are long gone, but through innovative community planning and interest, they are returning. MarketWatch mentions a few good such communities in the South.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Enterprises TV Relays Environmental News

Commercial buildings are rarely built using Eco-friendly materials or designs. Yet, there are some that meet LEED-related guidelines, and some which go even further. Enterprises TV relays some good environmental news.

National Environmental News

The U.S. is four months away from the presidential campaign, and two months before the soon to be elected president takes office. No matter which candidate one votes for, President Barack Obama has implemented environmentally-friendly official guidelines which will be added permanently to the Federal Register shortly. The guidelines are categorized under climate change and its impact, and are noted to help federal agencies guide and propose action for affected communities. It is clear to almost everyone that the Earth is hotter, there is more drought, wildfires, and other catastrophic events stemming from climate change.

Northeast City and Regional News

The city of Pittsburgh, PA has always been one leading the way in commercial innovation. The new Frick Environment Center is a stunning example of how one city can sustainably build a center for the public to enjoy using materials that preserve and conserve the natural resources around it. Below are the stunning facts about the construction, materials and water use for the site that achieved net zero energy and water:

  • Building materials were used from no further than 1,200 miles away to reduce the carbon footprint of the site. 
  • Ground-source heat pumps, radiant floors, photovoltaic array, and a reclaimed water system that captures and filters storm water for reuse in irrigation and non-potable uses. 
  • Contractors and sub-contractors and trades people were hired from the county and region only.

Well done, Frick Environment Center and the City of Pittsburgh. That's what you are known for -- creativity, strategy, innovation.m

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Enterprises TV Filters through Clean Air News

Clean air is essential to good health, strong respiratory systems, and necessary for life. Whether we are at home, at work, or outside, we need clean air. Enterprises TV filters through steps to obtain and maintain clean air in common places.

Keep indoor air clean from allergens

Home Indoor Air Quality

We spend 80 percent of our time every day indoors at home and work. It is also where we can improve the quality of the air we breathe. Some of the ways in which to do this are:

  • Regularly clean or replace air conditioner filters.
  • Inspect and clean A/C units inside for debris and fungus. Hire a professional to do this.
  • Inspect and maintain outside A/C units.
  • Replace household products which contain chemicals which products that are made with natural products. There are many brands sold that work great without chemicals.
  • If allergies to dust, mold and mites are common, find an affordable air purifier. These clean the air and remove the allergens to make breathing easier.

Business Indoor Air Quality

Clean indoor air is just as important to have in the workplace, as it is at home. Small offices and individually owned businesses will have better success at this as they are able to control all aspects of providing and maintaining clean air. Large office buildings are managed by maintenance companies and there is usually a process in place for air conditioning repair and maintenance. Enterprises TV suggests using an air purification product if the air a small office needs to be better filtered.

Clean indoor air keeps our lungs and respiratory systems functioning well, which in turn maintains our health.