How to Build Safety Nets for Your Business

Not too long ago, we discussed how to run a business and a household. Being a working parent is hard enough; being a parent while trying to get a business off the ground is even more challenging. The market is growing right now, but there are still plenty of ways your business can fail.
Fortunately, failure is a risk you can anticipate. To safeguard yourself and the future of your household, you can put in place safety nets for added protection. These tips and tricks will help you get started.

 

A Fallback Plan

Always have something to fall back to when you are venturing into the world of entrepreneurship. Ask yourself, “what can you do when the business doesn’t work?” Having a career to get back to or a job that you can pick up immediately will help you keep the family afloat during the tough times.
Some business owners, even the more established ones, are even going back to school for the same reason. They attend the best surgical tech programs Oklahoma has to offer or pursue an MBA from top universities so that they are always ready for a job if needed.
If you already have the skills for a job, what you can do is keeping yourself up to date. Pick up new skills by taking short courses, learn new things and stay in tune with industry updates, and make sure you maintain your relationship with those still in the industry.

 

Insurance Policies

Many business owners make the mistake of not paying for insurance when they can. The insurance premiums are seen as added costs that are not really necessary for the business. One small mishap, however, and you may be relying on the insurance coverage to keep the business growing.
Some basic insurance coverage types are essential. Having sufficient liability insurance and adding a business insurance on top of that should add the necessary layers of protection that will keep your business from collapsing in the event of an accident.
Don’t forget workers’ insurance too. Make sure you provide your employees with health and workers’ insurance so that the business doesn’t end up picking up the bills. Besides, you are protecting the business’s biggest assets by offering employees a good healthcare package.

 

Other Businesses

The last layer of protection can only be added once the business is mature enough. At a certain point in the business’s lifecycle, you want to start thinking about diversification. Don’t just enter a new venture either. The best way to diversify is by looking uphill or downhill.
If you run a coffee shop, for instance, you can diversify by opening a coffee roaster. You can then buy beans directly from farmers or import them from various sources. Roasting your own beans give you the ability to create new product lines, including your own instant coffee and ground coffee for other shops.
The rest should be easy from there. Diversifying is one of the many safety nets you can add to better protect your business from unnecessary risks.

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Creative Ways to Feed Moringa to your Child

Moringa is packed with so much health juices, you’ll be very surprised. For one this is the only vegetable which has all 9 essential amino acids, and this alone is good reason enough why I include moringa in my children’s diet. If you want to know more about Moringa click the link.

Yes, you’ve read it correctly, Moringa is part of my children’s diet and they love it. I’m sure your child will love it too.

If you’re unsure if they will like it or not, there are creative ways to sneak in Moringa powder into their diet without them knowing it. Moringa powder does not interfere with the food’s taste.

So here are ways I feed them with Moringa.

Removing the leaves off the stalks is fun for children, and of course, blending something is another fun thing to do. So making Moringa powder is a great chore for kids!

Sweet and sour fillet fish with Moringa powder.

 

Tuna in tomato sauce with Moringa powder.

 

Mung beans soup with Moringa leaves

There are several other food where Moringa can be added, like glazed chicken, buttered toasted bread, any type of fruit and vegetable salad, vegetable nuggets, fried egg with vegetable, homemade pizza, any type of sauces and dippings, teas, and many more. There are so many possiblities. I would be updating this post from time to time.

Helpful tips, do not over-cook the leaves and sprinkle Moringa powder unto the food after cooking.

Moringa is for everyone! It’s good for children, for adults, for pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

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Music is Life.

Music is certainly a part of life. It may take you to a whole new level in terms of finances and popularity or it may just be a thing you listen to everyday for inspiration, strength, or encouragement. But no matter what the reason is, music is a great influence in so many different ways.

For many years now The Voice is the biggest platform there is for artists and watching it is both entertaining and inspiring. Listening to contestants give his/her own rendition of a famous song and nailing it is so amazing.  As one continues watching,  you’d find yourself anticipating the next performance,  looking forward to a new style and new type of voice.  Aside from these,  contestants have their own distinct musical journey that anyone could relate to or get encouragement from. Another thing that is so amazing is knowing that these artists have such great passion for their craft,  touring from place to place sharing themselves and their music to everyone else. Once on tour everything must be prepared, the costumes, make up,  props and most especially the instruments. Tour managers must know the where-to go places like guitar center dallas in case the need arises.  Anyway speaking of tour,  several of The Voice artists winners and non-winners alike have been busy touring all over America. Now this is certainly inspiring.

In what way has music been a great influence to you?

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Flashback: Groovy University Years

For some their high school years were the happiest, but not for me. My university years were the most memorable, happiest, and colorful years of my life. The sense of freedom which seems to be inherent with it paved way to all sorts of activities which were not possible in high school.

The coolest one was when my friends and I were asked to form a band for a university event which then led to gigs in pubs and restaurants later on. It was the biggest project we had to take on during our younger years. We were nervous but totally excited.

We were pretty organized. The first thing we did was made sure we had the kind of members we wanted in the band. Musicians who know their instrument and are willing to devote time, effort, and money. Since we were just starting up, funds were scarce. So some instruments were either rented or borrowed. We had to chip in though for the amplifier. It was important for us to have an excellent amp with very good groove tubes inside to make sure the sound of our guitars are enhanced well. Next, we chose the songs we all liked and familiar with. Being familiar with the first set of songs saves time during rehearsals and because you like the songs the probability of a great performance is high, first impression lasts, right? And so, we had a lot of time to prepare for the next set of songs.

Basically, from experience, there are three important things needed to form a band. These are:
> enthusiastic, devoted musicians
> great instruments and equipment
> time, time, time for rehearsals

This is one of the reasons why my university years were the happiest.
What about you?

 

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Looking for a music school for your kids is quite a challenge if you’re an expat in a non-English speaking country.  The biggest hindrance that we often encounter is communication, although I’m sure,the principles, techniques, and other music nitty- gritty are similar. In fact, it took us a while to find the right school with musicians and friends who are not only qualified but are also proficient in English communication. The music school has a great curriculum and is equipped with state of the art facilities and instruments. In addition there are teachers who could explain the lessons well in English. And also, there are staff who we could talk to about our kids’ progress and other school stuff. Having addressed this problem we hope our kids would find learning music enjoyable.

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We are YouTuber aspirants.  We are particularly interested in podcasting and unboxing of toys. We made attempts before, but there were hiccups here and there.  It’s either the lighting or the sound.

The lighting problem, however, has been dealt with.  If you’ve got no budget for some sophisticated gadgets, there is no better alternative but the sun.  As of the sound, Samson microphone is just perfect.  It is portable; compatible to PC and MAC, plus it doesn’t require a driver.  It sure is convenient and comfortable.  Samson microphone is the answer to our problem.

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SAHMs and WAHMs blog for various reasons.  For some blogging is a way to express themselves and may be a way to keep them preoccupied while waiting for time to tick by.  For others, it could be these and more.  Nowadays, blogging is a good way to earn that needed extra money for the family. It may be nothing compared to some corporate income, and it may come in trickles especially in the beginning but a well-maintained and well-written blog pays off well eventually. For moms like me who sees blogging as both a way to keep abreast with things and a means to eke out my family’s fiances, Triangle Direct Media is a great partner, a great help.

Just like any other company, marketing is an important tool in blogging.  First and foremost is your blog’s content. It must be well-written and up to date.  Second, you must not forget the power of social media.  It is the most popular media nowadays, and so it is a great way to make your blog known.  Next, if you have the financial capacity you could also have your blog advertise in social media.  Finally, SEO.  It stands for search engine optimization.  This is one significant tool you can use to make your blog known globally.  For a successful blog, it is best to market your blog properly.

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Out of the few trusted brands of musical instruments out in the market today, the Yamaha Piano Keyboard is without a doubt one of the best.  It is dependable, durable, and delivers good quality sound.  It is incomparably of highest standards.

Growing children like to explore and want to try anything that catches their attention.  Music touches the souls and excites the hearts of both young and old.  My kids are showing interest in music, whether they will become musicians or not, it is only but right to give them the proper exposure.  Who knows this might just be the thing they’ll need for a great opportunity in the future.

Piano lessons using the Yamaha Piano Keyboard is encouraging and exciting.  The sounds are great and pleasant to listen to.  Music is awesome with it!

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Good Memories Should Last Forever

A greater chunk of our present is actually our past.  It may be the past but everything that’s in the past reverberates in the present.  Everything we have at present is all because of the past may they be happy or sad ones.  While it’s true that we could not bring the past back, the memories and feelings could stay with us forever.  Plaques, trophies, certificates, souvenirs, and memorabilia are tangible reminders of our great past.  Cheap plaques or expensive ones do not matter.  What matter is, they keep our past alive forever.

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I have always been using a six string guitar since my high school days.  I have seen people bringing their twelve string guitars and I have heard hit songs with twelve string guitars playing on it. But it was not until I played it personally that I truly appreciated the beauty of it.

The twelve string guitar just sounds better, fuller and brighter than a six string guitar. There are dull moments for a six string guitar but the twelve string guitar seems to make it fun, creative, lively even.  The combination of the 2 strings playing the same note with low and high octaves seems to create that brighter sound with the bottom strings creating that chorus effect like sound makes the 12 string guitar a better musical instrument than that of the six string guitar.

What have you got? 6 or 12 string guitar….

Which is your favorite?

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