4 Tips for a More Productive Business

Everyone dreams of owning a productive and smoothly-operated business, but not everyone is willing to put in the legwork to make it happen. Are you one of the few? Here are just four ways to boost your profits, engage your employees and increase your general efficiency around the office.

1. Upgrade Your Software

It’s the 21st century. Does your software reflect that? It’s time to embrace everything that computers can do for you, especially if there are digital components to your ordering, processing or manufacturing. Things like jewelry appraisal software or computer-aided architectural design programs can make all of the difference with your brand.

2. Rearrange Your Furniture

It might sound crazy, but changing the placement of desks and chairs can really boost productivity around the office. For example, if you move them in front of windows, your workers might get more light that enables them to work with increased energy and focus. Even the simple change in atmosphere might refresh them and break them out of their usual ho-hum routines.

3. Set Goals

People tend to slack off when they don’t have measurable goals to work towards, so make sure that your employees never have this problem. There should always be some kind of quota, deadline or incentive to keep them working hard. Can you offer them a certain reward if they meet their sales goals? Will that motivate them to put more effort into their jobs?

4. Create a Suggestion Box

It’s an old-school idea, but it works. Your employees are often the first people to know when something isn’t working with, say, sales scripts or new customer databases, but unless they have an open line of communication with management, they won’t be able to relay this to the right people. A suggestion box is quick, convenient and anonymous, so their voices can always be heard.

These are just a few tips for increasing the efficiency of your workplace. These aren’t the only new ideas that you can implement, but they should be enough to get your imagination going. Have fun!

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3 Skin Care Tips

Until the fountain of youth is discovered, there are ways to keep your skin looking young. Depending on what you are hoping to achieve, skin solutions range from creams to surgery. Epidermal growth creams, or egf cream, for example, help with intracellular signaling. Known as a healing agent, it has made its way into anti-aging products.

To keep your skin looking young, here are three skin care tips to consider.

Diet

What you put into your body matters. Your skin will react to the fluids you consume and the foods you eat. If you are a smoker or use drugs, it will show on your skin, and over time, cause unnecessary damage. Your skin likes water. The more hydrated you keep it, the more it is likely to maintain a healthy glow. Eating fruits and vegetables helps deliver the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function optimally and keep your skin looking young. Adding a healthy dose of protein and carbs puts it all together.

Rest

In addition to nourishing your skin, it is also needs to be rested. While you are sleeping, your skin is replenishing itself. After a day of running errands, working at the office or watching your children, it needs time to itself away from the environmental elements, toxins and stress. Your skin also needs to be rested from stress. The more stress you place on your skin, the quicker you will cause it to age. Stress may be a part of your day to day activities, but if you would like to keep it looking its age or younger, do not let it get the best of you.

Treatments

Different skin types require different skin treatments under different conditions. If you have just started to notice fine lines forming around your face, anti-aging creams and serums may help erase them. Scrubs, exfoliants and lifting products are also popular options. Once lines and spots have settled in, light therapies are the next step. Surgery is the most invasive option.

Diet, rest and treatments are three ways your skin can stay young.

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#MomLife VoxBox

Seasons change and so is the weather temperature. Sometimes, the weather can affect the dryness of our skin and hair. What hair products do you apply to maintain a healthy hair? It is spring time already and yet we have been experiencing snow and cold weather here in Pittsburgh. A warm bath would be something to look forward to at the end of the day when you get home from work. Thankfully, Influenster just sent me cool samples to try in #Momlife VoxBox. Especially now that mother’s day is approaching, all moms deserve some TLC. Here are a few beauty products that you would want to buy for your woman.

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath at the comfort of our own bathtub is what we need. After a tiring day at work and a cold freezing weather, we need to relax and rejuvenate. All you need is a warm bath with Jacuzzi Epsom Bath Salts.

Jacuzzi Epsom Bath Salt is a fast-dissolving pharmaceutical – grade salt for your bath to help recover from physical activity, soothe sore muscles, ease aches and pains, soften skin and relieve stress. Dissolve content of sample bag in a soaking bath of warm water and enjoy. It has all natural 100% essential oil.
Jacuzzi Epsom Bath Salts – msrp $9.99 (2.2 lb bag) #JLBepsomsalt @JacuzziBathUS

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrances.
Like the gestures for which it is named, the ingredients driven collection of fragrances is modern vision inspired by intimacy and emotion. Marigold $ Gardenia is a vision at first light. I love the scent of this perfume. It is mild not so strong and dominating. It has a sophisticated scent, very mild and nice to smell. Marigold and Gardenia – msrp $29.99 @verawangfragrances #VeraWangEmbraceXInfluenster

Twinings of London.
Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea – msrp: $3.19 (box of 20 tea bags). A comforting herbal tea expertly blended with ginger and the tangy flavour of lemon to deliver a soothing tea with warm, inviting aroma and spiced lemon taste. #TwiningsTeaTime @twiningsteauk

Eva NYC. This deep conditioning treatment repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while Keravis delivers optimal anti-breakage benefits and scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.

With 10 benefits in 1 miracle potion, this hair primer does it all: detangles, nourishes, strengthens, softens, cuts drying time, adds shine, reduce frizz, and protects against thermal, enviromental and uv damage. Argan ooil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while sunflower seed oil repairs, nourishes and protects. This product are available at Ulta Beauty. #evanyc #evawashandstyle @EvaHairNYC

Success Tri-Color Quinoa is a 100% blend of white, red, and black quinoa and naturally gluten free. It cooks up light and fluffy with delicious nutty flavor and comes pre-portioned in BPA-free, convenient boil-in-bags so there’s no measure, no mess. Enjoy amazing quinoa in just 10 minutes. #EasySuccessQuinoa @SuccessRice.

Disclosure: I have received these products for free as complimentary for testing purposes.

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Three Things That Every Bride Needs to Wear

If you’re going to be a bride soon, you’re probably spending a lot of time planning for your wedding. You may have already looked at a range of bridal dresses or even picked out the perfect dress for your special day. However, while you are planning your wedding day look, it’s important that you not forget some of the essential accessories that will make your look especially nice for your wedding. Don’t skimp on these important pieces for your look. Here are three things, beyond the wedding dress, that every bride needs on her big day.

The Perfect Veil

Don’t settle for just any look when it comes to your bridal veil. After all, this piece of fashion is also going to be part of your ceremony, as the groom lifts it off of your face after the vows are said. Look for a veil that completes your outfit, matches your face, and looks special. Consider a two-tier wedding veil from a high-fashion online merchant like Wedding Veil to complete your look and give you the elegance that you want. Make sure that your veil is the same color as your dress, whether that is pure white or more of a cream color.

Shoes You Can Walk In

You don’t need to run a marathon in your wedding shoes, but you should be able to stand in them for a long time. You also need to be able to walk comfortably in them since you will start the entire even by wearing them while you walk down the aisle. You can always change your shoes after the ceremony if you want to dance, but you will have to wear them while posing for the photographer. Choose shoes that look good but that also give you the support and comfort that you need.

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Don’t skip this fun wedding ritual. Complete your look with a piece of jewelry that you borrow from a friend or family member. Add a tiny touch of blue to your ensemble. It’s an enjoyable tradition!

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Lunar New Year 2018 Celebration

Philippines is one of the Asian country, so we take part during the Lunar New Year 2018, or should we call it Chinese New Year. This year was their third annual celebration held at the JCC in Pittsburgh. Last year I was one of the dancers that performed during the event, thus I did not able to watch the whole dance performance nor take pictures. This year I got the chance to be in the audience and took quiet a few pictures. I love all their lovely, colorful and artistic costumes. I would say Chinese have so many different costumes. I also love the Filipino dance and outfits.

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How to Make Your Home More Stylish and Comfortable

If you’ve been living in the same house for a long time, you may be starting to get bored with the way that your home looks. You don’t want to move to a whole new home, but you also don’t want to get stuck in a place that is dreary or depressing. And, of course, you don’t want to spend a ton of money to do over your place. Luckily, there are a few easy steps that you can take today to bring more style and comfort to your home. Here are some tips to make your home a place that you can be proud to live in.

First, consider adding amenities that will bring you joy every day. Think about your favorite things to do and find a way to make that possible in your home. Add a basketball net to the driveway if you like to play or get a used piano to bring music to your home. You’d be surprised at how affordable and available many of the most luxurious items actually are. For example, if you need hot tubs for sale Chicago, you can find many excellent options at trusted companies like Mid West Spas Inc. Soon, you’ll be relaxing in luxury in the comfort of your own home.

Next, think about bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements in your design. Adding plants to any room can make it seem brighter and more alive, probably because you’re adding things that are living. If you have space, consider adding a fireplace or other element that adds a cozy dimension to your living space. Similarly, think about adding a fountain or other water elements to your rooms to bring the relaxing sound of water to your life. These natural elements will be soothing as well as add style to your home’s look.

Finally, make your space more attractive and comfortable by getting rid of all your clutter. Don’t let your home become a collection of stuff that you don’t really need anymore. Instead, focus on keeping things that are important to you and getting rid of things that simply add mess and distraction. By keeping clutter at bay, your house will look more attractive and will make it easier for you to relax as well as to host guests to your beautiful home.

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Beauty Based Home Business Ideas for High School Graduates

Starting business up directly out of high school can be seen as quite the challenge. Many businesses see success through word of mouth, which is one tactic that most recent graduates don’t realize they can use quite well. Many graduates have hundreds of friends who may be very focused on keeping up their outward appearances. Thus, a graduate can find a lot of potential customers among his or her friends alone.

Handcrafted Jewelry

Handmade jewelry is not only fun to create, it is also incredibly unique. Handcrafted jewelry can be fairly cheap to produce with bulk jewelry making supplies, reducing up front costs. Jewelry can be created during down time and sold during craft fairs when inventory is high. Custom orders can be taken for special needs such as weddings, anniversaries, dinner parties, and gifts.

Environmentally Friendly Soaps & Bath Bombs

With the latest generation of adults comes environmental awareness and a desire to support green, organic companies. People are more aware of the items that they put on their skin and down their drains. Soaps can be made from raw goats milk and other natural ingredients, and bath bombs can be made without all of the added dyes and chemicals. Natural essential oils can be used as scent, rather than artificial scents in many national brands. Safe, non-toxic items are also highly sought after as well.

Special Face Masks

Great makeup starts with impeccable skin care, which can be a problem during the late teen years. Varying hormone levels can make clear skin hard to achieve. Many masks are easy to make at home, and can be far better for one’s skin than the packaged ones. Masks could be premixed and sold in containers. or a facial service could be offered at parties among friends. Mud masks are one of the favorites, as well as the charcoal masks.

Customized Hair Accessories

Hair accessories are fun and showy, especially during a night out. From hair wraps and bows to hair jewelry and modest clips, a girl can never have too many accessories. These could coincide with a jewelry business quite well, especially for matching items. Hair accessories would be particularly important for events including proms, weddings, and photography sessions.

For an employment option that can pay the bills and be quite fun at the same time, beauty related home businesses are definitely a great place to start. With each happy customer, more and more friends are sure to check it out!

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