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. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Enterprises TV Reviews the Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

Some U.S. cities are better than others for people who want to start their own business or new venture. What makes some cities better than others? Enterprises TV reviews the criteria.

Local Factors for Successful Entrepreneurial Success
  • The city or town has strong, continuing population growth. More consumers mean more consumer demands which makes the location a good place to set up shop.
  • Low state taxes are a good benefit for entrepreneurs and businesses. Low taxes offers businesses a better opportunity for profitability.
  • An educated population base generally means that the area has a good amount of skilled workers. It also means that the consumers will have more money to spend.

Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs recently conducted a report on the best cities for young entrepreneurs. Enterprises TV feels that these cities are also good for any entrepreneur.

Austin, Texas – This city continues to be placed on every “best” list there is. It is a friendly, energetic city with a lot of great communities where entrepreneurial growth is ripe. Its population growth is strong.

Raleigh, North Carolina – A growing, educated population accounts for strong consumer spending in an area which is affordable to live.

Houston, Texas – Houston and vicinity has a lot of young, influential residents which indicates a strong, growing consumer base of educated and innovative residents. And Texas is a business tax-friendly state.

Destin/Fort Walton Beach, FLFlorida is business tax-friendly state. This part of north Florida has a high number of young adults who are affluent. It’s located near some major highways, and provides affordable living.

Odessa, Florida – A growing city with lots of young adults who can afford the kind of creative, unique opportunities available that entrepreneurs provide.

No matter which part of the country, which state or city one chooses to start a new venture, entrepreneurship offers freedom, innovation, and a way to carve individual paths.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Enterprises TV Relays How Smart Phones Can Be Hacked

Smart phones can be hacked and most of us don’t know it even happened. Here’s how to stay on top of smart phone and mobile device security, both with personal and business devices.

Security and Safety Tips

Cloud-based programs are generally good, secure virtual “filing cabinets” for documents, maps, blueprints, photos, and much more. They can also be easy access storage sites for hackers. Be sure your Cloud service has strong security steps in place for you and for them. Also, never save sensitive data where others can open it, view it, and share it without your permission.

Email, contact names and phone numbers, places visited, and location identifying services are all prime for cyber thieves. These are the items that are the most valuable. Unless you really need to use GPS services, turn off location identification and places visited apps on social networks. Also, don’t use unsecure Wi-Fi. Shop for personal Wi-Fi devices which most digital and smart phones come with these days.

Risk Reduction

Even corporate smart phones and digital devices are not 100 percent secure. When assigned these devices, ask what processes are in place to keep all communication secure. Only use these devices for business, and not personal matters. Any function, contact, email or website visited is subject for Information Technology departments, supervisors, managers and CEOs to view. Enterprises TV urges consumers to be careful using smart phones and devices at all times.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Enterprises TV--When to Not Jump Into the Fire

The Internet is a place where anything and everything lives forever. From the good to the bad, there is no denying the number of consumers that have something to say about anything. Social media posts alone can take down dictators, wildlife trophy hunters, and just about anyone else. Before posting a reply to a negative comment on review sites or on social media posts, know when to not jump into the fire.


Positive versus Negative Posts or Reviews

Which posts or online reviews do you give more credit to: positive or negative ones? Past research has shown that negative posts and reviews are given more credit than positive ones. If you think about it, you can read 20 positive reviews and three negative reviews, and the negative ones hold more truth than the positive ones. Enterprises TV relays that there is often more detail given in a negative reply than a positive reply. However, it should also be noted that not all negative posts or reviews are accurate. Some are just gripes which hold no merit.  

How to Respond to Online Posts and Reviews

It’s tough to know if, how or when to respond to something written about a business, service or product online. Responding should be handled strategically by upper management.  Generally speaking, positive reviews are best left alone. Replying can appear to be bragging. When replying to negative reviews, it’s best to address the facts in the post or review with objective neutrality.  Avoid commenting on inflammatory comments. Also, avoid going into lengthy explanations because they make the business seem less credible.

Small Fires versus Bonfires

Research from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, posted by Business News Daily, found that a business’ financial performance can be hurt if they reply to a few negative online posts or reviews. It’s best to gauge the size of the “fire” before jumping into it. Enterprises TV has seen positive and negative online reviews for hotels and financial institutions. When reading the replies from management, we found that we were less likely to give credit to the positive management replies than the negative ones. In theory, it is best for management to craft the best reply, if one is needed. A conversational tone is better than a perfectly worded post.