Thursday, July 24, 2014

Enterprises TV Reminds Older Readers to Stay Active

It seems like the older we get the less active we become. And sometimes after retirement, we slow down so much that it is hard to get started again. Enterprises TV reminds readers to stay active with a few helpful suggestions.

Move. Movement is essential to staying active. Get up and take walks, go dancing, play golf, or do any favorite physical activity. This keeps joints loose and not stiff, helps maintain balance and promotes endurance.

Read. Read the newspaper, magazines, books, e-books or anything else to keep the mind active. Take a class at a lifelong learning center found at many local colleges and universities. Try not to let the mind rest too long.

Learn. Learn something new. Enterprises TV believes we are never too old to learn something new. Learn how to play the piano, learn a new language, learn how to blog or anything else that one finds challenging and fun.

Socialize. Organize or join a book club. Plan a luncheon with friends. Meet new people at community events. Socializing is important to someone who lost their spouse. Invite singles out with everyone else. The key to staying active as we get older is to not stop doing what we love. Sure we may slow down a bit. But we can still be active everyday. Exercise mind and body for a longer and more fulfilling life.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enterprises TV on How to Deal with a Travel Disruption

The sudden and unexpected cancellation of flights to and from Israel in light of the ongoing war there leaves many business and pleasure travelers in a lurch. How does one manage a travel disruption when they need to get home from a far away country? Enterprises TV has some suggestions.

Business travelers might have the luxury of using a company-paid credit card to re-book another flight on another airline out of the country where they are stranded. Pleasure travelers might not have the same option. Booking a ticket on another airline that is not cancelling flights is very costly. There are options available to people who wish to travel far from home and in countries where civil strife is rampant.

Travel insurance covers many things such as lost or damaged luggage and change of airlines and flights in case of civil unrest. American Embassies can be helpful for travelers stuck overseas. Major credit card companies like American Express and Citibank can also be helpful for cardholders and even have travel-related services for members.

The Enterprises TV show suggests travelers download apps and international phone numbers for their airlines, credit card companies and travel insurance companies before leaving the United States. American airline companies may offer a travel voucher to re-route passengers or offer a full refund for travel. There are many options for people whose travel has been disrupted. Be sure to research all options. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Enterprises TV with Suggestions on Alternative Methods of Rewarding Employees

What does a company do when the vast majority of its staff receives commissions and the rest do not? Does the company offer any incentive to retain loyal, hard-working employees? Enterprises TV offers suggestions about how to reward employees who are not on commission.

A small percentage of American businesses are employing a salary review process where workers may receive a quarterly raise. Others offer no annual or semi-annual performance review and no pay raises. So how is a worker supposed to know how well they are doing if there are no reviews? And how does it make them feel when there is no incentive to do better?

Companies who cannot afford to give raises can offer non-financial rewards for hard-working staff such as flex time, work from home two or three days a week, or even gifts cards for gas and groceries. Businesses which can give employees financial rewards might want to find a way to reward everyone and not just those who make a commission on a sale. The Enterprises TVshow learns there are some small tech companies which reward employees financially every quarter for a job well done. Take time to meet today with managers to find a way to reward employees who consistently meet goals and work hard. Almost every worker deserves some type of performance reward whether it a raise, bonus or the opportunity to tele-commute two or three times a week. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Enterprises TV Offers Tips for Businesses in Earthquake Regions

Earthquakes can happen at any time of the day or night. They can be minor causing very little damage or major and cause millions of dollars in damage. Enterprises TV shares some tips for businesses about how to prepare for the possibility of an earthquake.

Chances are the earth has already moved a little. It is when it moves a lot that one should know if their business is located in a sensitive area. Fracking is causing more earth movements in states where there are typically no earthquakes. Take care  now to secure expensive equipment and make an emergency plan for employees.

Remind staff to back up files to company servers at the end of every business day.
Secure shelves with lashes.
Be sure there are no table lamps that could fall and hit someone.
Add latches to all cabinets to prevent them from opening should an earthquake occur.
Meet with managers to create and review safety guidelines for employees. This should include: where to drop, cover and hang on.
Send employees home if there is any structural damage at all.
Set up a call chain so they can call managers and let them know if their homes and families are okay.
It is common knowledge that staff will be more likely to return to work if they know everything is okay.
EnterprisesTV reminds readers that aftershocks are normal after a quake and can be minor.

There is nothing more unsettling than the earth moving under your feet and the building shaking or rolling with it. Preparation is the key to surviving one.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Enterprises TV and How to Banish Stress

close your eyes and let stress float away

Stress can creep up on us or it can hit us like a ton of bricks. Enterprises TV shares how to banish stress every day.

If we change the way we think about stress, then we should be able to manage it every day. Let the small things fade away from memory. Don’t allow them to become major worries. Also, there are very few personal catastrophes. One small mishap at the office doesn’t equate to the world ending. Try not to turn an ant hill into a mountain. Before going to bed, practice a little mediation and focus attention on something positive – such as an upcoming vacation. Shove negative thoughts out of the mind. If they persist, create a mental image of a bulldozer physically moving the negative thought of sight.

Enterprises TV also suggests avoiding going online when stress is pressing. Social media accounts and news headlines can add to stress when we feel the need to reply to a post, or read the comments after a news story. Walk away from digital devices. Don’t answer calls or texts from people who persist in being negative. At the end of the day, before going to bed, take time to remember the positive events that occurred that day. Focus on those and drift into sleep with a smile instead of clenched fists. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Enterprises TV on How to Properly Set Up a Crowdfunding Project

Crowdfunding has become a popular way for first-time entrepreneurs to get a new project off the ground. But its overall success depends largely on the people who help finance it. Enterprises TV offers suggestions on how to properly set up a crowdfunding project.

New business endeavors are exciting. It can be even more exciting when a large number of financial backers pitch in to help make a dream come true. But to be sure the project is taken seriously, it has to be set up correctly.

The project or product description should be clear. Try not to pad the description with flowery words as it could be a turn off for some serious backers.

Set a reasonable financial goal and allow smaller increments.

Be sure to include the follow-through process for the product, service or project.

Enterprises TV believes a successful crowdfunding campaign starts with a sound business plan, a clear idea of what will be funded, reasonable financial goals and a strong follow-through to deliver the product or service when the funding. Make business dreams come true with a solid crowdfunding plan and campaign.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Enterprises TV Offers a Few Tips on Selling Your House

Enterprises TV has learned that early summer is considered high season for the sale of homes.  After a long, dark winter and a spring that's perfect for cleaning up around the house, people are ready to look around at purchasing a new home.  Since this is when the most sales occur, it's also the most competitive season.  Here are some key points that help sell a house quickly.  The interior almost cannot be too "open", with a flow of space, especially between the kitchen and living/dining room.  Entertaining is now a free-flowing affair with food preparers in the kitchen wishing to be part of the conversation that's happening in the living room. 

Enterprises TV recognizes that early summer is the most popular time for house buyers, so here's some help to get your home sold.

The Enterprises TV show advises a neutral color scheme that allows residents to determine the dominant colors through the decor they choose to have on display.  Many people plan to stay in their homes as they grow older, so some senior-friendly features are important, including bedroom and bath on the main floor, door handles for easy opening of doors and cabinetry that's designed for easy access.  Quartz countertops are taking over where once were slabs of granite.  And no matter how affluent the home or the neighborhood, everyone likes to save money and most people care about the environment, so green features can be important.  This can include high-efficiency lighting and appliances, as well as touchless faucets for convenience and to conserve water.

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