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Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Marketing Efforts

The price to advertise your business gets more expensive each year. With television and radio advertising prices at record highs, many small business owners are looking for more traditional marketing techniques. These older techniques have been effective for a hundred years and if used effectively can really drive new business to your company.

Printed business cards are one of the least expensive of all marketing techniques, yet it consistently has one of the highest returns on investment. The key to creating the perfect business card is to keep it simple. The logo should be very easy to identify, the name of the company should be the largest font on the card, followed by contact information like your email address and telephone number. Even if you have several contact numbers, don’t confuse the potential customer. Choose a number that you use most and limit your card to only having one way to reach you.


The Luxuries of Travel

I’ve been to many places in this world over my many years of travel. From London to Beijing, and Moscow to Pakistan, I have seen many beautiful countries and places. Every place and every country has its own story to tell, its own culture to breathe in for any weary traveler. On all my travels, I have stayed at various hotels, hostels, people’s homes, and in some very rare occasions in the streets. I have even camped out in the wilderness of Alaska. Every adventure had its high points but never have I had the luxury of staying in a hotel, better than the hotels in Dubai. My stay there made me feel as though I was a king. The hospitality is amazing, and the customer service out of this world. I felt very well rested on my way out and would go back in a heartbeat if I had to.


Cooling Down

In southern United States, air conditioning Bury is running pretty much all the time. I suppose this depends on where you are, but where I lived it ran for the majority of the year. It made lives comfortable, a sweet haven away from the blistering southern heat.

Now that I live in Canada, things have changed. It doesn’t take a skilled meteorologist to know that Canada is cold. In the harsh winter months, I am left freezing and huddled up with an electric blanket, attempting all I can in order to get warm. Since Canada is only hot a couple months a year, a lot of people simply don’t have cooling systems inside their homes.

Canada can definitely get hot during the summer, sometimes managing to compete with the temperatures from southern United States. So here I am, in the humid heat, armed with cold water and fans, desperately wishing for the cold air I only need a few times a year.


It’s All Worth It

Burpees are from the devil. My whole body protested as I touched the floor with my hands and jumped my feet back to a plank position. I paused and looked up into the incorrigible face of my personal trainer Salisbury, which was beginning to frown at the fact that I hadn’t immediately jumped back up again. Groaning, I finished the burpee. And did nine more. It took sheer force of will to get through those months of physical and mental strain. Losing weight was no joke. But it was worth it, I ruminated, as I fastened the buttons of the tux and glanced at my reflection in the full length mirror. I looked svelte; my daughter would be proud. I opened the door and there she was, radiant in her white flowing gown.


The Mayor’s Betrayal

The city is frozen with guilt and pain as the once famed Mayor steps down from his leadership role. Citizens everywhere are filled with tears as they watched him make his last stroll down the steps of city hall and head for the front lines of battle with cancer. The frozen guilt of the city cannot be thawed not even with a barrel of rock salt as households wondered with thoughts of should have or could have. Loyal voters took responsibility for working the mayor so hard. Faced with the final stages of cancer the Mayor kept his secret battle to himself putting his city needs before his. That wasn’t the only thing the Mayor kept to himself; after his affair with his secretary had gone on long enough before anyone could find out he resigned from his position. Now he has to stop the threatening scarlet letters of betrayal.