Archive for May, 2011

Being TOO Connected Turns Some/Most/Important People Off

May 23, 2011

I just found the perfect gift for everyone on my holiday gift list! Yes, I know it’s only May but when an epiphany like this strikes, I pay attention.

The perfect gift is a special fabric pouch which blocks all incoming calls to a cell phone. The nami fabric made bags can block cell phones from receiving calls. Your numbers appear as “unavailable” or “busy network” to the person calling you. The bag also can be used as a pocket for money or cards. It works with all networks and is easy to use, just put your phone into the bag and all calls will not get through. I’ve even seen a version to be used on a date or social occasion embroidered with, “I’ve blocked my phone for you.” How romantic.

How practical in business situations, too. Have you seen the commercials on TV when an interviewee’s phone goes off at the wrong time and the (foolish) interviewee ANSWERS it? And holds her finger up to the prospective employer in a gesture telling him to “hold on”?

Here are several other cell phone turn-offs I’ve encountered: (more…)

Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases

May 16, 2011

When searching for a location for your business, one of the most viable options is a commercial lease. Rather than having to pay financing on a purchased property, a lease allows you access to a space, so that you can immediately begin doing business. The type of lease you choose could greatly affect your business in the future, though.

There are several different types of commercial real estate leases available: Net lease, modified net lease, and gross lease otherwise known as a full service lease. (more…)

Tornado Devastation

May 2, 2011

At least 16 houses were destroyed and more were damaged in the Crowe Springs Road area of Bartow County. John Williams looks through the rubble of his destroyed house. He said he was blown about 25 yards with his wife and two children when the storm hit, but only suffered minor injuries. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Seeing footage of the destruction and devastation from the recent tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia reminded me of what I saw in Homestead after Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida in 1992.  To be on the ground in those neighborhoods is a very surreal experience.  Although I’ve never been in a war zone where bombs have been dropped, the images before me when inspecting these homes were the same as the images I had seen from old war footage.  The images this week are no different.

Insurance Coverage

The homeowner and auto insurance policy obviously respond to damage caused by windstorm.  Tornadoes and Hurricanes fall into that category.  On the home insurance side, the following coverage will apply for all of those folks who had an insurance policy:

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