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If you have ever dreamed of doing a Kilimanjaro climb but never thought that dream could be a reality, I encourage you to check out AlpenGlow Expeditions. I recently returned from a trip to climb the mighty mountain and I have nothing but great things to say about the staff, the guidance, the supplies and the overall quality each of us members of the group received. It was a safe climb, it was educational and most of all it was fun! I went from not having any mountaineering skills to being able to use a pick-axe, crampons, and other sorts of hiking gear. I also learned how to boulder and scramble up rocks in a safe manner so as to not hurt my wrists or back. I will tell you this, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is no luxury cruise, it takes a mental toughness and steadfast attitude that I had no idea was even possible. The challenge that the trail leads before you may be daunting but the rewards at the summit are more than worth the hard work.

From my experience and what I have read, the thing that separates AlpenGlow Expeditions from similar mountaineering expeditions is the quality of the mountain guides and the small group sizes. Those two factors, along with the philosophy that education on the mountain, safety, fun and technical abilities are stressed above all else. In fact, the first thing you learn when you go to base camp is that summiting the mountain is secondary to your safety and the pace of the group. Simply tagging a mountain because your mountain guides moved you along at a hurried pace does not feel as rewarding or satisfying when you reach the summit.

The mountain guides at AlpenGlow are all AMGA certified. This means they have taken extensive training in mountaineering and are therefore qualified to be called AMGA mountain guides. You won’t find any guides on the AlpenGlow team that aren’t AMGA guides and that is a huge relief. AlpenGlow was the first mountaineering expedition to require their guides to meet the AMGA standards in the United States. As a student and client of AlpenGlow, you quickly become aware of how important one on one instruction is, especially in a harsh environment like Kilimanjaro.

One of the unique challenges of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is the dramatic shift in weather from the base of the mountain to the summit. When you start your hike, the sun is beating down on your shoulders and you are wearing a t shirt. Sunglasses are a must all the way through because if the sun from overhead doesn’t hurt your eyes, the reflection off the snow (yes, snow) on the summit will surely leave you wishing you had thought ahead. These are details that your climbing guides will go over in your checklist though. I think the experienced climbing guides made a world of difference. They were able to notice when I was doing something incorrectly and then took the time to talk with me and educate me.



Bridge loans are slowly gaining popularity.  This kind of loan bridges the gap between the times where additional financing is needed.  Bridge loans are short-term loans with high interest rates that are collateralized with either inventory or real estate properties.  Example would be given to a realtor to fund his daily expenses until the borrower increases more money through debt or equity issuance.  Bridge lenders typically earn more because bridge loans are more expensive than conventional financing like bonds and equity.

hard money lenders

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How do bridge loans work?

Bridging loans are offered to help individuals or corporation complete a specific purchase of a property before selling their existing home or property by giving them short-term access to bridge loans at a high-rate interest.

As well as helping homeowners when there is a gap in between the selling and acquiring a new property, bridge lenders can also help someone plan on selling quickly a renovated homer or help someone auction the property.

Some of the banks and private money lenders have grown more hesitant to lend in the middle of a financial crisis, there has been an incursion of bridging lenders into the market.

Rates are high than most conventional loans.  Potential applicants of bridge loans are warned that there is higher risk of being ripped off if not taken with extreme caution. Private money lenders may offer 1.5% a month meaning it could go up to 18% a year.

Who are the targets for bridge loans?

Bridging loans are directed at real estate property developers and landlords, including but not limited to those buying at auction where a mortgage is quickly needed.  Bridge lenders may also offer this type of loan to asset-rich borrowers who may be interested on lending for residential properties.

When should bridge loans be used?

It can be used for different reason, including buy and sell of property, property development and property investment.  There has been an increase in number among borrowers who use bridge loans because of high street and private money lenders are taking their time to process loan application for bigger home loans.  Some borrowers view bridge loans as an alternative to other lending types.  It may sound tempting but you need to think properly and carefully because of the risk involve and you should have an exit strategy.  You may not have any guarantee in being approved for a mortgage with a conventional lender after having a bridge loan.  This is very risky as you can lose your home.

Importantly, if you have not tried bridging a loan before you need to stride carefully, as there are large legal fees, additional fees and other hidden charges that are not always specified.  This just means that having a bridge loan could rise up your expenses.  Simply put, having a bridge loan should not be used as a substitute to conventional lending.

Where to get a bridge loan?

Bridge lenders come in all sizes and shapes, ranging from personal private money lenders, the Financial Services Authority and some banks.  If you want to get a bridge loan, it’s best to go to a regulated broker because they can advise you if its best or appropriate for you to get a bridge loan or not.


Every day we walk through our lives thinking about the things we need to do next. I need to drive the grocery store and pick up some things to make dinner. I need to go to the rimba rayapharmacy and get that prescription filled. I need to take a shower and get ready to go to dinner with some friends. I need to take out the trash because it’s getting pretty full. Every day we think about the things that we need to do and unfortunately not each of us has on our radar screen the need to think about issues that don’t seemingly affect us in the day to day. Infinite Earth is a company that encourages us to think about how to contribute to our earth, the animals on the earth and to our future generations in our day to day actions. One of their most well known projects is called Rimba Raya and that is a project that seeks to protect the orangutans of Indonesia who’s lives are being threatened by deforestation. Indonesia is one of the leading providers of palm oil which is found in almost half of the products that you will find in your cupboard at home. The forests in Indonesia are already dwindling rapidly and within twenty years the forests will be completely gone for paper, pulp and of course for the palm oil industry. Soon Indonesia will be producing close to eighty percent of the palm oil that we use and this means will be the end of the orangutans in Indonesia. That is why projects like Rimba Raya are so important because they are working to help preserve the earth for our future generations. Don’t you want your children’s children to know the splendor of our earth?

So what can Infinite Earth do for you and your company? Great question. They are a company that wants to help you with your brand loyalty in fact to increase that loyalty in ways that look beyond carbon and beyond sustainability. They believe that carbon and sustainability is simply not enough and we need to be look beyond that into the infinite possibilities that lie ahead of us. That is what they mean when they say beyond carbon and sustainability. Infinite Earth is committed to helping us have healthy businesses that promote the health of our earth as well. There are so many possibilities that we have to help benefit all of the creatures on our planet and Infinite Earth want to help do that. Their Rimba Raya project is one of the most successful and well known projects that certainly help more than just the orangutan population.

There are many wild and beautiful places left on our planet but unfortunately they are going fast. It is so important for each of us to do our part and getting involved in any way you can is absolutely an option for each and every one of us. Infinite Earth wants to help make it easier for each of us to get involved and do something to benefit our globe.

Beth Cantrell

http://www.marijuanamarketinggurus.comI grew up playing lots and lots of sports.  One of the most important aspects of becoming a good athlete is spending a lot of your time in the offseason either in the weight room or on the field.  In regards to working out in the weight room, it is really important to do full body workouts.  This means that you do not want to focus in on one area and forget the rest.  If you do this, it can lead to all kinds of problems, like muscle pulls, muscle tears, tendon tears, and more.  This happens because, if you are working on only one area, that portion of your body will get much stronger in relation to the other muscles.  Then, the next time you are out on the field or you are exerting yourself, the imbalance in your muscles will cause you to pull a muscle.  It is not a pretty sight, and if you have never pulled a muscle you can trust me that you would never like to.

Marijuana marketing can be a lot like lifting weightsIf you focus on one are of your marketing approach more than the others, you will develop a marketing plan that is really great at that one thing but that struggles at everything else.  Unfortunately, a great marketing plan cannot be designed like this.  In order to have a successful marijuana marketing strategy, you must find a marijuana marketing company that uses an all of the above approach, and one that specializes in many different areas of marketing.  In today’s world, the most important part of any marketing plan is digital marketing.  People send the majority of their time nowadays on the Internet, so if you do not have a strong web presence, you will not have a strong company.  Like I have said before, though, you must find a company that can help you out in each and every area of online marketing.

One of the most important parts of online marketing is marijuana SEOSEO, or search engine optimization, will help your business to get noticed when people are searching for a marijuana company.  Without a marketing firm that really understands all of the different factors that go into a strong SEO plan, your business will be far behind your competition.  Over one billion searches are conducting on the major search engines each and every day, which means that if your company does not come up when people are searching, it will be incredibly difficult for your business to be found and for it to grow.

You also need to find a marketing firm that are experts on marijuana web design.  Once people are able to find your website, a great looking website is needed to keep them there and to have them purchase your products.  You should also find a marketing firm that uses strategies like PPC, that understands how to market on social media, and that has the necessary analytics and reporting steps.  Marijuana Marketing Gurus are one such company that can help you in all of these areas.

lincoln Deffenbaugh

I somehow, through all my experiences with being a bride’s maid in all my friend’s weddings, have become an unofficial wedding planner. I was also a pastry chef and a foody so when it came down to choosing the right caterer for the wedding or the right cake, I was an expert. I had participated in five weddings now and this was the third one that I was asked to make the bride’s maids dresses for. One of my many talents was fashion design and I knew how to use a sewing machine so it was no wonder why my friends asked me to design and make the dresses. The last wedding catering company that we hired for my friend’s wedding was disappointing so I already knew that we were going to go back to one that we used for the previous two. I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if people didn’t like the food at my wedding, it’d be a disaster and one that I’d never forget. Everyone strived for perfection when it came to weddings because they knew how important of an occasion it was. The catering company was under a lot of pressure to deliver a meal that people would remember for all the right reasons. I remembered the last time that we hired  Still Waters Food Service Inc.The Gourmet Kitchen to cater a wedding and how absolutely delicious and perfectly executed it was. The Chicken, Beef and Vegetarian choices were all very good and the hors d’oeuvres were a decided hit. I wasn’t sure who I was going to recommend for the cake but there was no doubt who we were going with for a caterer. Just the sound of Spinach Mushroom and Cream Cheese stuffed Tenderloin reaffirmed the decision to go with a tried and true caterer that I had personal experience with. I wanted to look at the menu online again to see if there was anything new. We were going to have them handle a three course meal that included a choice of two different dinner salads and then a protein with balsamic glazed vegetables or garlic mashed potatoes and then a dessert. The wedding cake would be a dessert in itself but we figured that it wouldn’t hurt to serve some Chocolate Mousse Bites and Cannolis before the cutting of the cake ceremony. I looked at the menu online and my mouth started to water with anticipation, everything sounded so delicious that it hurt to even read the options. A salad with Baby Greens and shaved Gorgonzola, sliced Pears and Pecans tossed in Walnut Raspberry dressing and their Apple Jicima Slaw with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette sounded like heaven. Those were just a couple of the choices for salad, I haven’t even gotten into the hors d’oeuvres or the meat choices yet. I didn’t remember them having so many pasta dishes but there were a few that I definitely wanted to try. Spending other people’s money was fun but they knew that they could trust me to make the right decisions because I’d done this so many times.

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I will admit that I am kind of a clean freak. Maybe it was something that I inherited from my mom. Looking back now I realize how much I should have appreciated the fact that I grew up in a very clean home. It was something that I think I always took for granted but now that I have my own home and my own messy kids, I remember how much I liked it when I could invite my friends over and not be embarrassed about my home. I want to provide the same sense of security for my kids too. That being said, maintaining a clean house when you have kids is nearly impossible. As they should be, they are always running in and out and tracking dirt and things throughout the house. We tried for a while to have a “no shoes in the house” rule, but that didn’t last long. I do my best to keep the floors and carpets looking nice but there is only so much that I can do on my own.

Carpet cleanerAfter an especially messy and active summer, I decided to have the carpets in my home professionally cleaned before the new school year started. I shopped around at a couple of different local places and eventually decided to go with Curtice Chemdry. I was able to schedule my appointment quickly and the cleaners came later that same week. After they were finished I was thrilled with the results. The carpets practically looked brand new. I thought that I had been doing a decent job at keeping them clean but by the time the professional carpet cleaners were done my carpets looked a different color. A clean color. After that I was inspired to deep clean the rest of my house. I took an entire weekend and cleaned from top to bottom. I recruited my kids as well and made sure that they cleaned their rooms and their closets.

After we were done the house was cleaner than I think it had ever been before. I re-implemented the “no shoes in the house” rule and requested that everyone be careful to follow it, myself included. We were able to maintain the cleanliness of the house for a matter of hours, which is a record for my family. A couple of hours in my son ran through the house chasing the cat and ran in to my daughter who was carrying a full glass of juice. Thankfully it only spilled all over the kitchen floor and not on the carpets that were professionally cleaned just a day before. The kids felt bad and they agreed to clean it up and told me not to get off of the couch. School started a couple of days later and with school comes even more stuff that my kids leave lying around the house. At least we got off to a clean start with the school year. I am sure that next year I will need to have the carpets professionally cleaned again.

Amanda Friese

Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine there are a lot of options for how you can treat the pain you are suffering from in your back. They have Spine surgery if that is where the problem is originating from and they have a world of other back pain surgeries to choose from as well. You only need to do some serious investigation to find out what is the best option for you condition and then after consulting a medical professional, you can take the next step and start you back pain treatment, but while all of this is important for you and you battle against back pain, you must remember that avoiding drinking alcohol while driving a vehicle and crashing, will be your most important tool against back pain in the future.

I am sure that you have put a lot of thought into the way you will approach your current back pain but have you given that same thought into preventing the problem from returning.  Your doctor will tell you all about different exercises that you can do in the morning to help lessen the tension you are feeling in your back but I want to tell you that keeping away from alcohol while you are operating you motor vehicle is an equally important step in the fight against back discomfort.

This will not be the first time that modern day back pain treatment has stepped in and helped you regain your life. They took your body and put it back in full-functioning order. This will not be the first time that doctors have made it possible for you to go running with your wife or to play baseball with the kids. Modern science is just one long miracle passing into another.  You need to also remember that this is not the first time that an alcohol related car accident has caused you to suffer from back pain.

Last year you crashed your car twice because you had been drinking alcohol. The accident left your car destroyed on both occasions and it also left you with various back problems, the force of a vehicle smashing into a tree at 50 miles per hour is amazing and it can really leave your back in bad shape. There are so many potential problems when it comes to the back and high speed car accidents.

This time, get your back fixed right. Make sure that they take good care of you and leave you with a back free of pain. Make sure you pick the best medical facility to have your operation done in and make sure the doctor doing your operation is the top in his or her field. After everything is all back to normal and you are no longer suffering from daily back pain, remember one more thing; it can all be avoided by not drinking and driving. If you are not involved in any more car accidents, you can just stop the back problems before they start.

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Sonny Andrew

For being what some call America’s original cuisine, BBQ is quite diverse and looks and tastes different all across the country. There is Texas style barbeque, Kansas City style Barbeque, Memphis style Barbeque, North Carolina Style Barbeque, South Caroline style Barbeque and Alabama style BBQ just to name a few. They are all different and unique to their own niche. Here are some examples of the different styles provided by
Mounds of sliced beef brisket, German sausage, and meaty ribs. Beef is king in Texas, so the brisket is tops in any list.
Texas bbq sauce is a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and is usually served on the side or lightly spooned onto the meat after cooking. It is usually not put on the meat during cooking.
Common among the Texas bbq side dishes are pinto beans, coleslaw, potato salad, fried okra, and a slice of plain white Mrs. Baird’s bread. Also, condiments like sliced pickled cucumbers or jalapeno peppers go very well with Texas barbeque.
North Carolina
In Eastern North Carolina, it is a simple vinegar-based sauce with some red and black pepper and a few spices. Sometimes a little sugar is added to tone down the vinegar.
With Western North Carolina barbeque, they take that same barbeque sauce and add ketchup to it. That makes it thicker and a little sweeter.
There is one thing North Carolinians do agree about in their bbq. In nearly all of North Carolina Barbeque, pork shoulder is the meat of choice.
Nowhere else in the country is barbeque and bbq sauce quite like Alabama’s. This unique and non-traditional way of preparing barbecue is still not that well known. But don’t tell anyone in Alabama. To most folks there, this is the only way to barbeque.
The white sauce gets most of its color and flavor from a mayonnaise base. And just like many other barbecue sauces, you always want to brush this one on at the very end (the last 5 minutes of grilling) or it will break down because of the heat. You also want to prevent this sauce from burning, as it doesn’t work well if blackened.
As you can see there is a lot of variance in the way that people like to BBQ. Some like beef and some like pork. The taste in sauce also differs. Some like it sweet and some like it white with a mayonnaise base. The only way you can know which one is your favorite is to go on a road trip throughout the United States and try all of the different BBQ and BBQ sauces. In order for this to work it must be done scientifically. You should go to each state that has a prominent BBQ scene. You should then find out which towns are known for good BBQ and pick 5 BBQ restaurants from each to try. You will need to develop a rating system and then rate each restaurant. At the end of your trip you will compile all of your data and then you will know which BBQ style you like the best.


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Hannah Savage

With any kind of machine there are so many different kinds of services that you need in order to maintain that piece of equipment. A garage door is the exact same way so it’s imperative for you to find a company like Colorado Garage Door who will offer you all of the services that you need so you can have a one stop shop when it comes to your garage door repairgarage door. It can be incredibly overwhelming to have to deal with your garage door breaking down or acting in a way that seemed suspicious to you. It’s a good thing to know what kinds of services Colorado Garage Door offers so you can be prepared at a moment’s notice if anything goes awry. After all to live our productive lives we need to have our garage doors fulling functioning.

One of the main services that Colorado Garage Door offers is garage door installation. Ranging in sizes and prices Colorado Garage Door offers to you their experience and expertise when it comes to garage doors. You never have to worry about whether you are installing the right kind of door for your home because they will let you know exactly what you need.

They also help with garage door repair such as helping to fix your garage door opener. Once the garage door opener stops working then the garage no longer becomes a gateway but you are now stuck inside of your garage which is absolutely not help at all. Colorado Garage Door will help you with getting that fixed with their same day service and their twenty-four hour a day and seven day a week emergency service. They also offer the more elusive garage door spring repair and replacement. They offer general garage door replacement as well but sometimes it can be as simple as replacing and repairing some of the springs that help make the entire machine move as smoothly as possible. They will be able to help you fix something as simple as that to prevent you from more costly repairs like a garage door replacement.

As well as the other repairs mentioned they will offer you the garage door service of repairing the cable in the track of the door. If this cable is no longer fulling functioning than your garage door can get off its track and it can no longer go up and down. Colorado Garage Door will be able to tell what it is that needs to be serviced on your door right away so you can get back to using your garage door. They also provide garage door roller replacement. The rollers are what makes the door go easily and up and down on the track. If you don’t have these working correctly than you have an issue.

They also offer garage door panel replacement so you don’t have to worry about replacing the whole door though they also offer that as well. Each of these products they carry in their store so you can be sure that you will get all of the high quality products and services that you need for a fully functioning garage door.

Beth Cantrell

Blackhawk Colorado may be a small town, there are only about one hundred people who live there and call it home. But one little known fact about the area is that it boasts more casinos than Atlantic City, a much bigger and better known gambling town than Blackhawk. When the town was losing citizens and having a hard time enticing people to live and work in such a small mountain town, the city council realized that they were going to have to close down due to lack of industry, or change the laws and ordinances that governed the town. They needed a strong industry that would create the revenue that the town needed and wasn’t able to get from the very small tax base that they had dealt with for many decades. The idea to allow casinos in the town limits was a bit of a contentious one, but it was eventually agreed upon and passed into law. Over the many years since that has happened, industry really has come to the mountains of Colorado. Once a very sleep dot on a small and winding highway heading west out of Denver, Blackhawk now boasts more casinos than Atlantic City, and several high rise hotels that offer all the same comforts and qualities that you would find if you were to visit a larger and more popular gaming and gambling town. Atlantic City may have the ocean as a draw, but Blackhawk has the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains out the back door, and the allure of an old mining town that still holds a lot of the charm that comes from those old buildings and city streets.

The casinos have brought a lot of the entertainment that was missing from town life as well, from the Central City Opera to all of the traveling theater companies that pass through town on a regular basis. There are several original bars that are still in operation from the original mining town daysblackhawk restaurants, and also new and trendy clubs and bars in the hotels that attract weekend vacationers from Denver as well as a high number of out of state travelers. The city council now collects the necessary revenues to keep the town moving forward and keep the bills paid, and that is certainly thanks to the 17 casinos that have been built up in the town limits. There are so many more jobs than were available before, from the restaurants and hotels to the casinos themselves, everyone is always hiring to keep up with the influx of vacationers and other travelers who pass through to see the gambling town in the height of the rocky mountains. There does not seem to be any slowing down, and soon there may be many more than the 17 casinos here, since they are all small and in the original mining town buildings, there is definitely room for a few more to crop up on the main highway. As the hotels are building rooms, the casinos are expanding and the restaurants are growing.


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In order to run a successful online marketing campaign you have to have a clear vision of what your company is, where you want to go and how you can get there. Without this road map of success at your side at all times you can become too invested in a method of marketing that isn’t giving you a return on your investment. For example, often times the owner of a business will become convinced that the key to their marketing success lies in one particular method such as TV promotions or radio spots. He or she becomes so convinced that this current trend will work for their company that they continue to pour money into it even though another form of marketing might do the job better. Sometimes a fresh perspective is needed so a company can remain diverse and multi-faceted.

For any company in the Salt Lake area in need of online marketing I would suggest contacting the Envolve Agency. They are an online marketing firm that coins themselves a “social agency” because so much of marketing these days revolves around exposure over the various social media platforms. They are known to take an accurate “temperature” of the local market and craft a plan of action tailored to your specific company. No need spending your money on a billboard campaign that is situated in a predominantly older neighborhood if your core audience is young and living in another part of town. Even if you are able to accurately pinpoint which radio station your demographic listens to or which TV channel they prefer, there is no way to know if your advertisement is being seen or heard at that specific time. Now consider the way a social media strategy might work and compare the two:

With an effective strategy to advertise or market via social media sites like Facebook and Google+ you can compile existing data to know exactly when and where to advertise. Perhaps there are certain websites your would-be customers visit often and a simple banner ad will drive them towards your awaiting website. If that isn’t the case you may find that certain YouTube channels are popular among your demographic and you can commission The Envolve Agency to produce and edit a video to play before that goes on. This would be a sure fire way to know that you are spending your marketing dollars wisely. Videos are considered a “high trust” form of media because you can express the views and goals of your company in moving pictures, words and music. Customers usually identify strongly with video advertisements.

For companies in or around the area of Salt Lake needing web development I would strongly recommend using The Envolve Agency. Speak with them candidly about the goals and aspirations and they will work with you to make something uniquely yours. This is a marketing firm that is based off of helping you reach your goals and convey the passion you have for your business to your customers.

Any time you are buying something new, you want to be sure you are buying from a company that completely understands the product that you are buying. Not only the product itself, but when buying big products and services, it’s good to buy from a company that knows the product historically and presently and even has a good idea of where the production will be going in the future. That is Cartasite is suggested for any one who needs products and services in the Oil and Gas industry. They offer several services that involve fleet management and gps asset tracking. These services can offer you the real time of what your employee’s and your equipment are doing out in the field. Cartasite offers this service to provide optimum safety for the environment and for your employees. Just like you wouldn’t pick a company to provide you with something they didn’t know anything about, Cartasite knows all about the oil and gas industry so they are absolutely someone you can trust to get your oil and gas fleet management and other needs met.

I have a friend who works in the oil and gas industry and she is always telling me how dangerous and stressful it can be. She says they are constantly having to assess the safety of every situation and to be sure everyone is up to date on the latest safety guidelines out in the field. They are really excited when new technology allows them to keep better tabs on what is happening in the various fields and that is something that Cartasite offers to companies who are in the oil and gas industry. I am sure that my friend would find great solace in the services and products that Cartasite offers individuals who are doing this hard, risky and important work. Cartasite cares about the safety of the individuals who work in the field and will do whatever is needed to keep using the latest technology to help keep people safer and happier in the field.

My friend also told me that it can be really hard to follow all of the environmental protocols and sometimes you get so busy and distracted you may forget to tighten something here or shut something as quickly as you should there. But with some of the services they offer to the oil and gas industry along with fleet management is technology that will let workers know if something wasn’t shut all of the way, or if there is a leak forming here. Cartasite is committed to making sure everyone is covering their tracks and keeping not only individuals and coworkers safe but our environment safe so we can keep our world looking beautiful and strong for generations to come. Cartastite believes in the importance of that and so does my friend who works in the oil and gas industry. I should get her connected with what they offer but I  bet she has heard about Cartasite because they are so well known and respected in the oil and gas industry.

Regardless of what field you are in, there is often a need for a little more indoor space.  However, constructing a new building or making an addition onto an existing one can be costly and difficult.  Luckily, there are other choices, such as pre-engineered steel buildings.  There are various companies that supply pre-engineered steel buildings, but General Steel is the best.  There are a lot of reasons why this is the case, and one of the most significant factors is the fact that General Steel really pioneered in this industry.  Though there are others in the field, General Steel is the most well-known and trusted.

If you do not know much about pre-engineered steel buildings, you should at least make yourself aware of the basic facts.  First of all, they are a little different from most other types of buildings, insofar as the parts are already made, and you simply choose from their various different building types.  This means that you do not get quite as much control as you would, when designing another type of building because the basic design is already taken care of.  However, the advantages of this aspect make them definitely worth it.  For one thing, while a regular building would take years to complete, a pre-engineered steel one can be constructed in a matter of days or weeks, at most.  In addition to the speed with which they can be assembled, they are also better because they are way cheaper than an ordinary building.

Though they are quickly assembled and pre-engineered, the buildings are quite durable and effective.  They can be fitted with any amenities that any other building would have, such as bathrooms, air-conditioning, and the internet.  This means that you can use them for just about anything.  Over the years, General Steel has grown, and it now offers a wide variety of different styles of buildings and building parts.  That is the other benefit of steel buildings, you can incorporate certain pieces into other buildings.  This means that you should look into what General Steel has to offer, regardless of the type of building project you are undergoing.  You may be able to save an incredible amount of money by getting at least some of your materials from General Steel.  Not to mention the fact that you can have your building up and running much sooner, which is good for business, regardless of what industry you are a part of.

Believe it or not, there is a lot of versatility, when it comes to pre-engineered metal buildings and building components.  There is really no limit to what type of building you can make.  Today, a lot of churches are opting to have at least part of their building structure consist of pre-engineered metal parts from General Steel.  This is a good idea because it allows you to save money on the building itself, without skimping on quality, which is good, as it enables you to put your money to use in better ways.

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Now more than ever before it is increasingly simple for anyone to start their own business and get into the market place. Depending on the industry and intention some stores or businesses don’t even need a storefront or location. With a little bit of Internet savvy know how anyone can set up their own business and start selling. The most important thing for any online business it to make sure that you treat your website as you would the store or location. Your website is probably going to be practically the only communication you are going to be getting with some of your customers and so it is incredibly important that your website is able to give the readers all of the information that they need in a very clear, direct and aesthetically pleasing well. On top of all of that now a days it is increasingly important to make sure that your website is able to be easily seen on any number of devices including computers, tablets, phones, or even game consoles. Some companies go really into creating a great web page but then as soon as someone accesses it through a smart phone all of the sudden they can’t go through the website, read any of the text or click on any of the links. More and more websites owners are starting to figure out that small tweeks are going to be necessary in order to have the website functioning properly on any number of devices. The easiest way to get everything fixed up and perfect for your online presence is to hire an advertising agency who also helps clients deal with things like responsive website development and social media utilization. There are a lot of individual designers who are good and love to put together great websites that can easily be what your company wants or there are also a number of advertising agencies who will instead handle a number of things for you and make sure that you really get the best all around Internet push. website design After a short consultation, any ad agency or website developer should be able to tell you what you are doing right so far in regards to your website and your Internet presence and what else could better be done. Once you have a strong Internet presence including different areas of ad placement, SEO writing, responsive website design and a presence on at least four social media sites you have quite the foundation for anyone to be a full-fledged operational and profitable business. Even if you are not really sure how far you should go in at first or what kinds of online marketing would be best for your company and your goals, it can be worth it to talk to someone to at least get a better idea of what your options and possibilities are as a future or current business owner. Even if you start small a website can help you become the business owner you have always dreamt of being.

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Whether it is bath additions, home remodeling, or redesigning a room, changing your home can be quite an undertaking. There are a number of decisions to make that can seriously change the trajectory of your experience. The first one is whether or not to hire the work out, do it yourself, or hire a contractor to hire the work. They each come with their own benefits and drawbacks. Whether or not a particular avenue is appropriate largely depends upon circumstances. One of those is your own skill set. If you have none in terms home repair and remodeling, then you would probably want to go with the contractor route. Another factor is whether or not you can find a good home building contractor. If you can, this can make a world of difference. The second option, which is to hire all of the work yourself, has its own set of risks and needed skill sets. In order for that route to work, the skill you need is the ability to connect to different people and find the right people. If you are not connected to a network of trusted workers that do good work, you return again to the contractor route. I remember years ago when my parents were doing kitchen remodeling. They tried this second route, which is to hire the work themselves. They had a pretty negative experience. As it turns out, there is a wide spectrum of workers in terms of competency, experience, and professionalism. Despite this range, they often charge the same amount of money for their services. Perhaps it is better to say that they the difference in what they charged for their services was not proportional to the difference in their competency and professionalism. My parents did not know this. The tile was messed up. The countertop was not right. The plumbing in the new sink still acts up. The hand to go back and forth with these different workers that they just found themselves. It was an ongoing struggle, and they probably ended up losing a good deal of money on the hassles. If they had known then what they now know, they probably would have gone with a home building contractor. The big difference between their circumstances and if they had used a contractor would have been that the contractor’s network replaces your need to have a network. That is to say that instead of trying to vet every single worker involved in the entire remodeling process, you just vet the contractor. When you find a good contractor, that person then uses a network of workers that have already vetted. And the contractor’s business depends upon his or her network being composed of trusted workers. So it is in the contractor’s best interest to make good hires. Will it cost a little more because you are hiring a contractor. Not necessarily. You think that it would, but I think that the case of my mother and father’s experience with their kitchen is a good example of how it can actually be lucrative.

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Austin water damageOne of the biggest threats to your home is water damage because it can be so difficult to reverse.  Nevertheless, there are emergency water damage specialists who can help you if you are dealing with water in your home.  If there is, indeed, water flowing into your home, you need to call twenty four seven Austin water damage specialists.  Waiting around, at all, is not advisable, which is why they make themselves available twenty four hours a day. When there is a water emergency underway, waiting until normal business hours is downright foolish.

Water damage is classified, by your insurance providers, at least, as either flood damage or water damage.  The techniques required to restore properties that have been hit with either type of damage are very similar, but you must be aware of the difference in how they are handled.  That being said, do not hesitate to call an emergency water damage company because of insurance concerns because they will probably accept your insurance.  Not to mention the fact that ignoring the problem will only make it much more expensive to deal with in the future.  Plus, for the most part, wear damage specialists deal with the insurance companies on a regular basis.  You can let them figure out the details, after the fact.  This will save you time and money, and it will save your property from further harm.

Needless to say, insurance is the least of your worries, when you are dealing with severe water damage, though, as it could literally destroy your house if left unchecked.  It does not matter whether or not the damage was related to flooding or to plumbing problems, severe water leakage can deteriorate the frame of your home.  If the frame of your home becomes soggy and begins to deteriorate, your entire house is at risk.  Having Austin water damage experts promptly handle the damage is the best way to prevent this potential consequence.

The procedures utilized by these water damage specialists are very advanced, especially compared to the way water damage was handled in previous decades.  Whereas before, people thought drying a room the conventional way was sufficient, nowadays, water damage specialists spend a lot of time and effort, utilizing the most advanced equipment, to remove all of the moisture.  Before they can even deem your room safe to return to, they have to inspect it thoroughly, to make sure all of the moisture is gone.  They also need to make sure that there is no bacteria or mold present, as those organisms can develop in wet environments, such as damp basements.  Of course, safety is their number one concern, so you can be sure that if qualified Austin water damage personnel deemed your home safe, it should be completely safe and habitable.  If there is one type of repair issue to take seriously, it is water damage.  It can seriously deteriorate your home, and it can even make it unlivable and unsanitary.  That is why emergency water damage companies exist.

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             With the housing market as it has been for the last seven or eight years, which in flux and unpredictable, buying a house can be a pretty daunting prospect. It is scary to think about the risk that is involved in buying a home. And right now, I am only talking about the market forces. You cannot know if the value of real estate or homes, in general, will change or fluctuate. I am not even referring to the added risk that this involved in the particular home that we are talking about. If there are problem with the house itself, then this adds another level of risk. But there is good news. This class of problems and risk is much more easy to manage and comprehend than the housing market.


When you find the house that fits your needs, your location, and the level of risk that you want to take on, you have to pull the trigger pretty fast. Even in a hot market or a cold market, decisiveness is key. But do not be too quick. A Colorado home inspection can be an investment that will save you a lot of time and effort. Do not get too excited when you see the house on paper (or even in person) without getting a thorough inspection. Just because it meets the criteria as set by the market, it may not be a good buy based on the integrity of the house. In Colorado, radon is a particularly important thing to account for. The levels of radon in your home can be a serious health factor. This is especially the case if you have a basement, which is where the radon comes from, or if you have children, who are particularly susceptible to radon poisoning. Radon testing should be one of the first things you go for.


But there are a number of other things that could disqualify a house from the being a good buy. Mold testing is an important factor to account for when buying a house. You may be thinking of the mold that is on your food when you leave it in the frig for too long. The mold that gets in a house is more persistent than that. Instead, it can be an infestation that will hector you throughout your ownership of the house.


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I will close on an anecdote about buying a house in Colorado and the important of getting a home inspection before getting too excited. My cousin and her fiancé were moving to Denver from San Francisco. They moved in with someone else, but they were on the house hunt immediately. It consumed them. They were just looking at their phones all of the time. Finally, they found what would be their dream home. They celebrated. They cheered. In their minds, they were already homeowners. But then the inspection came. The house had some serious problems. Instead of doing all of the paperwork for weeks, they could have determined this house was not suitable with a quick home inspection early on.

I live in an area that gets hit multiple times every year with big snow and rainstorms. By the time the weather starts to calm down a bit it becomes quite easy to drive though the neighborhoods and see which house used a good roofer and which didn’t. With all of the snow, ice, rain and wind that our houses have to deal with, the roofs that had sub-par work done on them face a load of problems over time including things such as holes, dents, scrapes, broken or falling off shutters and ice shelving on their gutters. If you haven’t heard of ice shelving before it occurs when the heat of the home warms up the roof, melting the ice on the roof but then refreezing when it settles in the gutters. Once your gutters are full of ice you are really in trouble. RooferThe weight along of all of the ice is enough to push your gutters off of the house and down to the ground. The extra weight of the ice in the gutters can also put a lot of strain on the roof, which can do quite a bit of damage on the roof as well. Even if you are safe from ice shelving, if the roofers who worked on your home did not do a great job the bad weather can tear off or otherwise damage the shingles on your roof. Once this happens it is only a matter of time before you start facing sever risks of your roof leaking which is not only terrible for your roof but can do a lot of damage to the interior of your home depending on where and how bad the leak becomes. Another common problem many home owners face in this neighborhood because of bad roofing companies is that if the roof is not done correctly, there can be issues of unintended runoff, which can lead to wearing of the sides of the house and can over time even cause parts of your home to rot. After seeing all of these different things happen a few times to different homes in our neighborhood I have become incredibly careful about which roofing company I hire to do any roof replacement or repair.  Your roof is a big investment that is the main level of protection for your biggest investment, your home. If something goes wrong with your roof it is just a long slide downhill after that. That is why it is so important to find a competent roofing company that will do the work correctly and take their time. The roof will still need the occasional repair but it should be nothing compare to the hassle and stress of constantly repairing a roof that was put on poorly or carelessly. When choosing a roofing company, try talking to your neighbors, see if they have any recommendations for roofers that they have worked with in the past who have done good work. That is probably the best way to get a feel for the best roofing company in your area.

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There are many ways in which home design and more specifically kitchen design can demonstrate the mindset of the modern person. We have seen this throughout time. Whatever humanity or at least a certain culture understands to be valuable or important at a given time in history tends to get played out in the way that their home looks. This includes the kitchen. Modern kitchen design specifically takes into account ergonomics, a trend focusing on efficiency and functionality, with a tip of the hat to the importance of treating the human both with respect and avoiding aches and pains. This notion has set a variety of designs off into different orbits. The modern work station is completely different from the old fashioned desk and desk chair, neither of which are considered ergonomically functional or helpful. Today, the modern kitchen avoids excess bending, twisting, or putting the body out of alignment in any way. By focusing on these positive trends of space efficiency as well as easy access to materials, the modern kitchen has moved forward in the world. Here are a few of the trends in modern kitchen design to take note of:

http://www.thekitchenshowcase.comFirst, form follows function. This principle led us into the era of the modern kitchen cabinet and continues to develop the way in which these cabinets are understood and utilized. New features of cabinets include some very simple steps as well as some increasingly complex ones. The new cabinets vary in size, in depth and width and length, based on the intended function of the drawer or cabinet. For example, when you have cookware to store, a shallow cabinet does not do you much good. It is difficult to fit everything into the space and even harder to reach in and pull out what you need without pulling something in your back or shoulder. In order to make this process easier, cabinets are designed in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to facilitate the process of organization with the most ease on the mind and the body.

The aforementioned deeper cabinet design is not the only forward thinking trend we see in the modern kitchen. The next trend is an aesthetic one, and one that focuses on the need to present a clean and clear surface in the kitchen. This means that there are certain things that need to be hidden, such as the trash and recycling bins as well as the other unwanted parts of the kitchen, such as excess noise. Who likes to hear kitchen cabinets banging anyway? In order to combat these issues, the era of the “pull out” was ushered in. There are pull out drawers that let you extend the drawer much farther than used to be possible. There are mechanisms that help to pull the trash can out as well. Regardless, it makes access to the necessities easy without the hassle of having to see them in plain sight. New innovations on drawer design even allow you to make the drawers quiet when you close them. Now, that is what I called improved kitchen design!

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The wealth management landscape is changing in America.  After the last stock market crash, many high net worth families lost considerable chunks of their fortunes.  There is a new way of thinking about wealth management.  While many advisors will tell you the key to safety is in diversification, the truth is that for the high net worth investor, there isn’t any simple phrase or saying that is worth taking to heart.  Each high net worth investor is unique and different than all the others.  For this reason, Marty Erzinger at Sanctuary Wealth Advisors has created a totally new paradigm in the world of wealth advising.  It starts with robust research and due diligence.  Sanctuary Wealth Advisors uses 14 different chartered financial analysts in order to scientifically match an investor with the right investment.  There is a new world of alternative investment possibilities.  Sanctuary can run each investors numbers through the alternative investment models to try an match an investor with a new and exciting investment opportunity.  By incorporating 14 different chartered financial analysts, the odds of a bad investment in a portfolio drop significantly.   Sanctuary uses 250 separate account managers, which is just another way that allow them to totally customize each investors strategy.  There are more than 40 different recognized asset styles that are available.  Marty Erzinger founded Sanctuary Wealth Advisors because he realized there was no one that was serving the high net worth investor with the kind of customization that was necessary to accommodate the unique obstacles that high net worth investors face.  Issues like philanthropic planning, inheritance tax, estate tax and asset allocation modeling are just some of the services that Sanctuary Wealth Advisors can customize for the high net worth investor.  In the end, it is the customization that set Sanctuary apart from other investment advisors.  Some of the richest families in Colorado have their wealth managed by Marty Erzinger because they know that the strategies that he creates for them take into account all the different aspects of their family’s personality and wealth.  His strategies have been called genius by his industry.  While they might be genius, they are also common sense.  Marty simply works harder and smarter than anyone else in the industry.  The customization of a investment and management strategy is the foundation of making sure that your fortune continues to grow no matter what happens to the economy around you.  For high net worth families, considerations of wealth shrinkage by way of taxes because of transference are a huge fear.  But, the solution to one family’s wealth shrinkage might not be the same as the solution to another family’s wealth shrinkage.  A comprehensive wealth management plan will allow your family to trust in the strategy and the advisor.  The fear of wealth shrinkage will disappear once you are in the hands of Sanctuary Wealth Managers.  When you are in the unique position of needing a wealth manager for your family’s fortune, trust what the other privileged few have trusted: Marty Erzinger at Sanctuary Wealth Managers.

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