For Virtual Assistants – 5 Tips to Fine-Tuning Your Client Consultation Calls

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Recently, I have ‘been on’ a few back-to-back consultations with potential clients. Each conversation had to be fine-tuned on the spot depending upon the clients’ expertise with working with a VA and in regard to his/her use of the internet. Since consults are not ‘one size fits all’ this post can help VAs to customize the conversation to achieve maximum results.

*note RFP used herein is a Request for Proposal. This is the form that potential clients complete with information regarding their virtual assistant needs.
*Letter of Intent is the reply letter a VA writes in response to the RFP.

1) Research, Research And More Research - If there is any tidbit of information you will take away from this post this will be it: Research the client’s website and business as much as possible before dialing the phone. I suggest going one step further and research as much as possible before hitting the send button to reply to the initial RFP itself. Although each Letter of Intent should be customized to the client’s requirements, take more time than usual to know the client because you may not have much time to do the research between the time you hit send and the time the client replies back to your customized letter of intent. I have been in close-timing situations and have had mere minutes to vamp-up my research before I called the client back. Being prepared ahead of time will thwart being caught off-guard because you may need to book an immediate consult. It happens.

2) Be Careful How You Phrase Your Opinions – Before making the consult call (and creating the Letter of Intent), make a list of what you think can be improved on the website or blog but do not come forward right away with a critique while on the phone with the potential client. Wait until the client asks for your opinion and phrase your critique as such, “If your website heading is decreased in size you can offer more information about your business above the page fold” or “If you add your social marketing badges to your home page, you can increase your membership”. Making suggestions as opposed to saying, “The header is too big” or “The web page is messy” may make for bad vibes during the consult. Diplomacy is key.

3) If the client indicates that they do not know how to do something while you explain what services you can provide, offer to show them how to do it. You may think that offering to train a client, for example how to post a blog will take away work from you; I actually believe that this leads to more work, which is what we all really want as virtual assistants. I believe in offering to share my knowledge with a client for three reasons: First, you will get paid for training; Second, once you spend more time teaching the client a task, this helps to build a relationship and solidifies you as the expert and, Three, these tasks lead to more work because then you can make suggestions as to how the task can be fine-tuned. The latter is much easier to do when you have built a rapport with the client.

4) During the consultation call, be keen and listen to the client as they speak. Clues to how much expertise they have will be apparent just by listening. It can be embarrassing for the VA to review services the client is already familiar with. In fact it is a waste of time. Some clients know what ftp might be, while others have no idea. Do not assume a client knows the entire internet ‘lingo’ so it pays to be clear during conversation without being too ‘techie’. It is easier to consult with client who has already worked with a VA so be sure you know this information in advance.

5) If the client is seeking to replace their VA, it pays to know why but never be intrusive by asking outright. Most clients will say if they are replacing their VA upfront. Use that information to your advantage. For example, if the client states, “My VA does not know how to post a blog”, that would be your cue to indicate this is a service you offer (if you do, of course). But do not ask why the VA is being replaced. Only use the information if offered to indicate what you can offer to fill that hole.

Finally, evaluate each consultation call immediately after hanging up. What could you have done better? What did you do well that you can use for the next call? Consultations calls can improve over time.

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Acing the Numerical Reasoning Test of Management Consulting

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

A numerical reasoning test gauges not only how well you can deal with numbers. More sigificantly, it measures your ability to analyze, interpret data and think logically. This ability is a pre-requisite for positions, such as management consultants, who need to deal with financial reports, salary structure, market figures and other quantitative documents. They need to go over the information meticulously to be able to generate effective and practical solutions for their client.

This is the reason why many firms administer the numerical reasoning test to applicants. For recruiters, it is an effective tool that distinguishes the best from the good ones. If you are scheduled for this test, make the most of it. Management consulting is a very popular career; so many applicants would go an extra mile just to get a position in this industry. There are specific ways to prepare for this challenge, and they are elaborated in the following paragraphs.

The first thing to do is to reinforce your basic mathematical concepts. If you’ve already mastered the MDAS (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction) rule, then proceed with answering ratio, fraction, percentage and word problems. Since you’ve already passed this subject in high school, this won’t be an overwhelming preparatory step. All you must do is to open a math textbook, familiarize the rules and answer some exercises.

Gain knowledge of reading tables and graphs, too. You must know when to use them and how to interpret the included data. Do not disregard the description or legend integrated in the problem; otherwise, you’ll come up with wrong assumptions and answers. It is preferable that you become skilled at this. Since this is what professional management consultants do, many interpretation questions will definitely come out in this test.

There’s also a need to improve your computation speed. What makes the numerical reasoning test tough is its time limit. As you practice answering mathematical questions for mastery, try to monitor your pace. This will help you in dealing with the pressure during the actual examination. Utilizing math tricks is another way of speeding up your computation. Look for some shortcut methods on the Internet and see if they’re applicable to the problems you encounter. Using mental math is another tactic to boost your efficiency. Through the power of your mind, you can reduce the need for hand calculations, thereby saving yourself some time for the more difficult items.

You can also enhance your numerical skills through games. During your free time, grab a Sudoku puzzle or a Rubrics cube and do the challenge. Games for mental exercise are also available online. Performing these exciting activities during your free time keeps your memory and sharpness at a high level. Because they stir your mind, they prepare you for any difficult, intellectual challenge.

Being mindul of the things happening around you is the most practical way of enhancing your numerical reasoning ability. When you dine out at a restaurant you frequent, try to compute its monthly income based on the menu and the number of customers. When you go shopping, estimate how much you need to pay for the items in your basket even before you reach the counter. When a new shop opens in your city, guess if it will survive in the next ten years based on figures. Using these common situations in preparing for your numerical reasoning test can be beneficial on your part.

For the last tip, practice as much as you can. There are tons of free resources on the Internet, and you can also buy some reviewers at bookstores. This gives you self-assurance on the examination day. Further, it also makes the test easier since it increases the chance of encountering similar or familiar items. Practice is the best way to learn, and that’s perhaps the reason why it’s always placed beside perfection.

When you enter the testing center a few minutes befor the schedule, be calm. As you answer the items, stay focused. Just bear in mind that you can do it. At times, all it takes is the right mindset to ace the test.

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Build a Career in Internet Marketing Consulting

Jun 08 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The Internet is a powerful medium for marketing any business to an estimated billion users who go online everyday.

It presents lucrative opportunities for Internet consultants who specialize in some or all of the aspects of Internet marketing. Consulting is a broad business that covers various aspects of the Internet.

Consulting services

A skill in any of these areas can be developed into a service which you may provide to small businesses and other clients:

building websites
advertisements
catalogs
online order forms or systems
web and social media
marketing
customer service
building intranets or internal networks for businesses
hosting
websites
outsourcing
search engine optimization
list building

Business plan

Most startup consultants fail within 2 or 3 years because they lack a business plan or any clear direction on where they want to take their business.

Many make the mistake of thinking that Internet consulting does not require planning simply because it often starts as a home-based business. A business plan describes what a business does, how it will be done, who has to do it, where it will be done, why it’s being done, and when it has to be completed.

You don’t need to prepare an MBA-style business plan to get started. All you need is a 1-page plan with basic details and action points such as the following:

Mission statement (which is what your consulting company does)
Business goals
Products and services
Sales and marketing details

Your business plan is an evolving document that must be revised as circumstances change.

Tools of the trade

Arming yourself with the right tools and resources can put you ahead of the competition. Aside from having a pc or laptop, telephone, printer and Internet connection, you will also need your own domain name, website, business email address, marketing system, contacts and strategic partnerships.

While you may get your business off the ground with just the bare necessities, investing in the best tools and systems is crucial for growth.

Consulting lessons

Internet marketing consulting has come a long way since the early days when knowledge of codes such as HTML and Java was a pre-requisite. Getting an Internet marketing education can also be easy for there are Internet marketing experts who continuously develop and teach effective techniques to shorten and keep you on top of the learning curve.

Invest in yourself by learning the ins and outs of Internet Marketing Consulting, right from the get-go.

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How to Run A Consulting Business

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Today we are going to talk about how to run a consulting business. One of the most important things you can do is to defend your Big Picture. You are probably thinking that your consulting expertise is the most important element of your business. You trust in the fact that you know a lot about your specific topic, have a deep understanding of it and can use your knowledge to connect with the client. I am not saying that those things are not important, what I am saying is that as you run your consulting business there are some other things that become even more important. Let me explain those things.

You must have a Big Picture. You need to have an assessment of where you are, a statement of where you need to be, as well as major milestones along the path. Whether you realize it or not, your business is on a path… somewhere and you have to be clear on what that direction is. Identify where you are now, where you want to be, and what the major milestones are in-between. Give your business direction so that every day your company exists, it gets better and better at its core activity.

You must nurture this Big Picture. There are a variety of ways you can nurture the Big Picture. You can hire quality employees, work with quality partners, and secure great clients. Hiring well and working with great vendors keeps your Big Picture fulfilled. Having healthy internal systems keeps your daily effort consistent so that you can deliver at a high level over and over. Having great mentors, both formal and informal, helps nurture the Big Picture. The key word here is “nurture”. You want your Big Picture to grow and expand. You want it to be as strong as it can. This kind of strength doesn’t happen on accident, it happens on purpose. These are some of the things you need to be doing in order for your Big Picture to be easily understand and positioned for growth.

You must protect the Big Picture. You have to understand that your Big Picture is under attack. If it’s not growing, it’s dying. Therefore, you have to commit to protect your Big Picture each day. For example, developing your employees is very important. You have to give your employees more opportunity to learn, grow, develop and give even greater value to your business and to your Big Picture. Next, check your company’s “buzz”. You have to know what other people are saying about your business. Where do you fall in your niche? Have you gotten to top-tier status or are you still on your way to top-tier status? No matter where you stand you have to know what people are saying about your business and how it’s being perceived. Also, you can’t be afraid to take vacations. It is possible to stare at your business for too long and lose perspective and insight. Sometimes you have to leave, step away, go on vacation, recharge and come back to your Big Picture. If not, you can simply tear away at your Big Picture as you keep moving things around in your consulting business without the right kind of perspective.

Have the courage to make adjustments. Just because you wrote the plan down on paper, the world is not going to react the way that you think it should. You need the courage to change things along the way.

Most change too early. Most of my clients change their plan too early. Changing too quickly may result in the pursuit of a different Big Picture. Stay the course, understand where you are really trying to go with your business, and have the courage to stand when you should.

Remember just because a person (or the marketplace) gives you a singular opinion, doesn’t mean you have to change your entire business. Keep the clarity and the fortitude to stand when it’s time to stand.

Push past first rejections. People are going to tell you “no”. People are going to hear what you have to say and be unexcited. Again, you have to believe in your picture and move beyond that rejection. In fact, you should expect rejection to come a second, third, and fourth time. It’s the nature of growing a business.

Having a clear Big Picture is a great step in the right direction of growing your business. However, you must also have the fortitude and clarity to stay your course in the face of adversity. You should be prepared to make adjustments, but be careful of emotional responses to short-term situations. Your best work is done when you make decisions in perfect alignment with your Big Picture.

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How to Choose a Small Business Consultant

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

‘How do I choose the right small business consultant?’ can be a very difficult question for any business owner. But the first question we need to answer is why would they need one in the first place?

Running any business is difficult these days, from retail to manufacturing and anywhere in-between, the number of rules and regulations to comply with seems to be growing by the week. From health and safety to employment law, if you’re not on top of everything, you stand to take a very big fall when things go wrong. In addition, you might well know how to carry out the main aspects of your business, but are you getting the maximum benefit from your marketing? Are you managing your business data and records well and benefiting from the information they contain? Are you concentrating your efforts on the customers who actually generate profit instead of just increasing your turnover? A good small business consultant should be able to take away the difficulties of running a business, allow you to concentrate on the things you do well and ultimately increase the turnover, profit and efficiency of your business.

So how do I choose a good small business consultant?

Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula to choosing a small business consultant, but the first thing you need to decide is ‘What do I want to achieve?’ Some consultants specialise in one particular area – marketing, health and safety, human resources, management systems, web design, etc – while others offer a complete package of consultancy so that you only need to deal with one company. Narrowing down your requirements should allow you to focus on a handful of companies, either locally or nationally, who look to be able to handle the work you require.

Once you have a specific target in mind, make contact with the companies that you’ve shortlisted and ask them about what they can do to fulfil your requirements and what the likely cost will be. Also, and very importantly, ask them for the contact details of companies for whom they have done similar work for in the past – any small business consultancy that isn’t willing to do this, should be taken off your shortlist. Speak to the past clients to get an idea of how well things went, were objectives met, etc to build up a picture of the consultants you’re looking to deal with. Check out the credentials the small business consultant has – are they a member of any professional bodies who can verify their abilities, do they have the correct insurance in place for the work you want them to do – basically, iron out any doubts you have over the professionalism of their company and the work they do.

Hopefully, you’ve now narrowed the choice down to one or two possibilities. This is the stage to write a clear description of what you want to achieve (not how you want them to achieve it) and ask the new shortlisted small business consultants to propose how they will achieve your goals, exactly how much it will cost and what comeback there will be if they can’t achieve what you want. Armed with all of the facts and figures, the final choice is really just down to personal feeling; assuming the answers and costs are fairly similar – choose the right small business consultant to work with and it should be the best thing that has ever happened to your business.

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2022 Albuquerque Real Estate Market Statistics

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Sales of Albuquerque homes declined by 22% in 2022. Read this article to learn more about the 2022 Albuquerque real estate market.

2022 Albuquerque Median Home Prices
The median home price for December 2021 through December 2022 rose by an impressive 12.3% from $285,000 to $320,000 in December 2022. Highlighting how great of an opportunity local real estate can be. Unfortunately,Guest Posting however, since then median home prices have dropped by 6%, as high-interest rates deterred many potential home buyers. On top of that, some sellers have been forced to reduce their prices due to homes taking longer than in the previous few years to sell which is a sign that the market may be waning. Taking these factors into consideration, those considering purchasing should take their time and review all available options before making any decisions related to this volatile housing market.

2022 Albuquerque Average Home Prices
The average price of homes for sale in Albuquerque has seen extraordinary growth this year from its average of $330,420 to now $371,791, a remarkable 12.5% increase. This exciting development in the Albuquerque housing market had been described as one of the fastest-growing increases in over 20 years. Yet, as interest rates rise, there are signs that the market is starting to slow down. From May 2022 to December 2022, average home prices have noticeably declined by 7.5%, confirming that indeed the market has been affected and has seen a decrease since its peak. As we look towards 2023, it will be interesting to observe whether average home prices continue to decline or return to their earlier levels of success.

2022 Albuquerque Days On Market
Despite the annual 6.7% increase in days on market to sell a home in Albuquerque, the real story begins to emerge when we look at December of 2022 – that month having 66.7% longer days on market than December 2021! This paints a very different picture, as it’s no longer feasible to expect multiple offers for your house within mere hours after putting it up for sale. Instead, an expectation of 30 days or less on the market may be more realistic and this adjustment back to normality doesn’t happen overnight; markets need time to balance out and recover from an extreme seller’s market, just as is the case here due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

2022 Sales Decline by 22% in Albuquerque
Albuquerque home sales have seen a substantial decrease in the year 2022, dropping by an astounding 22% according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. Albuquerque is currently facing a shift in the housing market. The combination of high mortgage rates and high housing prices is making it more difficult for potential buyers to secure real estate in Albuquerque. With fewer homes on the market compared to previous years and mortgage interest rates edging higher due to rising inflation, Albuquerque homebuyers are faced with increasingly difficult conditions while attempting to purchase a home. Albuquerque’s current housing situation is creating unique challenges for potential buyers as they strive to find affordability and stability in a difficult real estate market.

The slowdown in real estate sales has caused buyers and sellers to feel its effects. Sellers are having to adjust their expectations; the days of their homes selling in a matter of hours, way over list price, are long gone. We have shifted to a more neutral market for both buyers and sellers, which means taking more time to find the right fit and making sure that both sides are in agreement on the terms of the sale. Sellers must now realize that although market conditions may be difficult, it is still possible to secure a sale at a fair price that takes into account current market trends.

The Changing Albuquerque Real Estate Market is Real
Albuquerque’s real estate market has been undergoing notable changes for the last few months, shifting from an extreme seller’s market to one that is more balanced. The current mortgage rates have rapidly increased in 2022, causing an affordability problem for many buyers who are looking at Albuquerque’s high prices of houses. This especially affects first-time home buyers, who have been finding it increasingly hard to get a foot on the property ladder. Although no one can predict when these factors may change, there is no doubt that Albuquerque’s high mortgage rates and expensive properties will remain a challenge for those searching for their dream home.

Mortgage Rates Are Killing Sales The Albuquerque Housing Market
The mortgage rate landscape has been drastically changed by the year 2022. At the start of the year mortgage rates were very low at 3%, however, were soon to increase at a dramatic pace. Mortgage rates doubled from the start of 2022 to their average rate of 6.53% at the end of the year. It is no wonder that many are struggling to qualify for a mortgage after such exponential growth in mortgage rates. It seems likely that mortgage rates will continue to grow throughout this next year, although at a slower pace than before. With mortgage rates fluctuating so drastically, it is unsurprising that the housing market across the country has been hit hard as well. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict what will come in 2023; one thing is for sure though, mortgage rate volatility continues to create serious ramifications within housing markets around America.

What Should Sellers Do In This Market?
Selling in this market can be a tricky proposition. Even homes in the best neighborhoods in Albuquerque are taking time to sell. It depends on the individual’s circumstances and what their plans are after selling their house. If a seller is looking to purchase another home, then they must keep in mind rising interest rates and plan accordingly. On the other hand, prices are high and it may be an ideal opportunity to sell at an attractive price point. Ultimately, what sellers should do will come down to what they believe is best for them and what their objectives are when selling.

What Should Buyers Do In This Market?
Those in the market for a new home and needing to purchase soon should act now rather than wait since it is impossible to predict what prices or rates will do in the future. Interest rates are on the rise and may continue to rise, so locking in a good rate now can be beneficial to buyers. Furthermore, when interest rates eventually come down, those who have already bought can take advantage of this by refinancing their mortgage if desired. With all things considered, what buyers stand to gain by waiting may be outweighed by what the cost of not acting could be – making now the right time for those needing to buy soon!

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How to Start a Credit Repair Business: A 12-Step Approach | ClientDisputeManager

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Starting a credit repair business can be a rewarding endeavour, but it’s not without its challenges. Credit repair involves helping individuals and businesses improve their credit scores by disputing errors on their credit reports and negotiating with creditors

Starting a credit repair business can be a rewarding endeavour,Guest Posting but it’s not without its challenges. Credit repair involves helping individuals and businesses improve their credit scores by disputing errors on their credit reports and negotiating with creditors. It’s a valuable service that can have a significant impact on a person’s financial future, but it also requires a lot of knowledge, perseverance, and hard work to be successful.

If you’re considering to start a credit repair business, here are 12 steps to help you get started:

Do your research. Before you start your credit repair business, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of the industry and what it takes to be successful. Research the different credit repair software options available, as well as the various credit repair training programs that are offered. Look into the regulations and laws that apply to credit repair businesses in your area, and make sure you understand the process for obtaining any necessary licenses or certifications.
Create a business plan. A business plan is essential for any new business, and it’s especially important for a credit repair business. Your credit repair business plan should outline your goals, target market, marketing strategy, and financial projections. It should also include a detailed budget, including all of the start-up costs associated with launching your credit repair business.
Determine your target market. Who will be your main customers? Are you targeting individuals with bad credit who are looking to improve their scores, or businesses that need to clean up their credit reports in order to secure loans or other financing? Understanding your target market will help you tailor your marketing efforts and better understand the needs of your customers.
Choose a business structure. Decide on the legal structure of your business, whether it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or LLC. Each type of business structure has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to choose the one that’s best for you based on your specific needs and goals.
Set up a business bank account. Keeping your personal and business finances separate is crucial for the success of your credit repair business. Setting up a business bank account will make it easier for you to track your financial activities, and will also give your business a professional image.
Obtain any necessary licenses and certifications. Depending on your location, you may need to obtain certain licenses or certifications in order to legally operate your credit repair business. Be sure to research the requirements in your area and take the necessary steps to obtain any necessary licenses or certifications.
Invest in credit repair software. Credit repair software is an essential tool for any credit repair business. It allows you to efficiently track your customers’ progress, communicate with the credit bureaus, and handle a large volume of cases. There are many different credit repair software options available, so be sure to research and choose the one that’s right for your business.
Consider offering credit repair training. Many people are interested in starting their own credit repair business, but don’t know where to start. Offering credit repair training can be a great way to generate additional income for your business, and it can also help you build a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable resource in the industry.
Develop a marketing plan. In order to attract and retain customers, you’ll need to have a solid marketing plan in place. This can include things like creating a website, building a social media presence, networking with potential clients, and utilizing online marketing strategies such as search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising.
Build relationships with the credit bureaus. In order to be effective at repairing your customers’ credit, you’ll need to have good relationships with the credit bureaus. This can involve regularly communicating with them, disputing errors on behalf of your customers, and working with them to resolve any issues.
Stay up-to-date on industry news and changes. The credit repair industry is constantly evolving, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on any changes or updates that may affect your business. This can include new regulations, technological advances, and shifts in consumer behavior. By staying informed, you can ensure that your credit repair business is always operating at its best.
Seek out additional resources. Starting a credit repair business can be challenging, but there are plenty of resources available to help you succeed. Consider joining a professional association or networking group, attending industry conferences or events, or seeking out a mentor or advisor to guide you on your journey.
Starting a credit repair business requires a lot of dedication and hard work, but it can also be extremely rewarding. By following these 12 steps, you’ll be well on your way to building a successful credit repair business that helps clients achieve their financial goals.

Bonus: Are you ready to take the first step towards starting your own business and making a difference in the lives of others? If you’re passionate about helping people improve their credit scores, we have just the opportunity for you. With the Client Dispute Manager Software by MC-Credit Solution, you’ll find everything you need to get started on this exciting and rewarding venture. Whether you’re looking for guidance, resources, or tools, we’ve got you covered. So why wait? Start your own business today and make a positive impact on the financial well-being of your community.

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Commercial window cleaning services in London

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Cleaning Express is proud to announce our brand-new commercial window cleaning services. Whether you are a car showroom in London looking for your windows to be sparkling and showing off your cars perfectly. Or you’d like to enjoy the view out of your office windows, we have the best window cleaning services in London for you.

We have wanted to provide window cleaning services to our commercial cleaning customers for a while now. However,Guest Posting we knew we couldn’t rush. Our cleaning customers expect the best, and we have trained our cleaners to provide this service to both our domestic and commercial customers.

So, when it came time to find cleaning contractors to provide our window cleaning services, we used the same care and attention that we do in your businesses and homes. We researched every window cleaning contractor in London, met with them all and discussed our plans to roll out window cleaning services to our customers. We wanted to make sure that the window cleaning contractors we used were up to our customer’s high standards and that they could provide every window cleaning service our customers need to keep their businesses looking fantastic.

As you can imagine, finding the perfect window cleaners took some time. And while we wanted to roll out our window cleaning services as soon as we could, we knew we had to find the right people for the job. Finally, we did. And we can now offer the same care and attention to the outside of your business as we do to the inside of it.

Our commercial window cleaning services in London
We’re extremely proud of our window cleaning service, as we’ve ensured that we can cover every type of cleaning needed. We have also made it easy to include this service in your current cleaning package from Cleaning Express. Simply give the Cleaning Express call centre a call, and one of our team will add window cleaning as a separate cleaning service and organise a window cleaning schedule to suit the needs of your business. The commercial window cleaning services Cleaning Express provides include:

Water-fed pole window cleaning services
Our window cleaners can reach up to the 6th floor of a commercial property with water-fed poles. This service is much more cost-efficient and eco-friendly than needing to hire a cherry picker to reach windows up high.

This type of window cleaning takes a lot of training and practice to execute correctly, but our window cleaners are experts in this service. In no time at all, your windows will be perfectly clean and look great. This is an excellent option for any commercial property under 75ft tall. We can also use the water-fed pole to clean glass roofs, facades and panels on your building. So the entire exterior of your business will look spotless, ready to welcome customers or potential clients.

Traditional window cleaning
For some commercial spaces like ground floor offices, storefronts, restaurants, pubs, etc., traditional window cleaning is the quickest and most affordable option. It is a very fast way of cleaning windows, and our professional window cleaners have years of experience with these tools. They make window cleaning look effortless and easy. If you’ve ever tried it, though, you’ll know it is far from easy.

We’ll also use this window cleaning technique to clean the inside of your windows. So, don’t be surprised if our window cleaners show up with traditional window cleaning equipment as well as the water-fed pole. They will use the water-fed pole to safely and quickly clean the exterior windows and then complete the job on the inside with the traditional window cleaning equipment.

Cherry picker and abseiling rope access
If we cannot access your windows with the water-fed pole or traditional window cleaning services, we have a range of cherry pickers and platforms that we can use for the job. And, wherever needed, we can abseil down the building to clean your windows as well.

We have dedicated, fully-trained window cleaners for these jobs. They will be conducted safely, professionally, and with the utmost care for the surroundings and people nearby. This type of window cleaning takes more planning than other services. So, if your windows need cleaning soon and you think you may require a cherry picker or abseiling window cleaners, it is best to get in touch and organise it as soon as possible.

Additional exterior cleaning services
As well as window cleaning, our cleaners can also clean your guttering, facades and any exterior panelling you have too. So, we can ensure that your commercial property looks fantastic from the outside. Our regular commercial cleaning services can ensure that the inside looks just as good as the outside.

How to book our window cleaning services
Booking your window cleaning services with Cleaning Express couldn’t be easier. Simply give our lovely call centre a call and book a session. You can also choose a rolling plan for your windows where our cleaners will come out to regularly keep them in great condition.

If you aren’t sure which window cleaning service is right for your commercial building, don’t worry. Give Cleaning Express a call, and we will talk you through each option and recommend a window cleaning service based on the information you provide us. We can then create a one-off window cleaning appointment for you or a rolling cleaning plan for your windows.

Do we offer domestic window cleaning services too?
Yes, we do. Like all of our cleaning services, we have made sure that our window cleaning services are open to our domestic customers as well. We can provide our window cleaning services as frequently as required or do one-off window cleans as optional extras on things like deep cleans and end of tenancy cleans.

If you’d like to learn more about Cleaning Express’ new window cleaning service, please get in touch. One of our lovely call centre staff will be happy to give you a quote for our window cleaning services. We can also offer gutter, facade and exterior panel cleaning for both commercial and domestic customers. So, Cleaning Express is now a one-stop shop for all your window cleaning needs.

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What Are The Main Methods For Making Maritime Shipping More Sustainable?

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

As shipping plays an increasingly vital role in global trade and transport, it’s essential that the industry evolves to meet the demands of a more sustainable future. With growing concerns over climate change and efforts to reduce emissions, maritime shipping has become a primary target for modernising practices. But what are some of the main methods for making maritime shipping more sustainable?

In this article,Guest Posting we’ll take a closer look at how the industry is adapting and discuss some of the key strategies that are being employed to reduce environmental impacts. From improved vessel designs to alternative fuel sources, we’ll explore all the ways shipping is becoming greener.

Alternative Fuel Sources
The use of traditional fossil fuels is one of the main sources of emissions from ships. A staggering 300 million tons of fossil fuels are consumed by the shipping industry annually, making up approximately 5% of all global oil production. So, the development of alternative fuels could be a game-changer for maritime shipping. By replacing traditional diesel or heavy fuel oil with renewable sources such as biodiesel, hydrogen, and biogas, emissions can be significantly reduced while maintaining an efficient system. In short, to reduce these impacts, vessels are being fitted with alternative fuel sources such as liquified natural gas (LNG) or biofuels.

LNG is particularly popular among maritime companies, as it produces up to 25%% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional fuels, and has the added benefit of being cheaper. In fact, many of the world’s largest shipping fleets are already powering their vessels with LNG. Examples, include Carnival Corporation, which has announced plans to convert over 100 cruise ships to LNG.

Digitalisation
Also known as ‘smart shipping’, digitalisation is the process of using data and technology to create a more efficient and sustainable shipping industry. This could involve anything from introducing sensors and automated systems into vessels to tracking and monitoring ships to improve navigation and reduce fuel consumption. It can also help to increase transparency and allow for more accurate reporting of emissions, making it easier to identify areas that need improvement or further efficiency gains.

Vessel Optimisation Technologies
One of the most promising new technologies in maritime shipping is Vessel Optimisation Technology (VOT). VOT is a suite of software tools that can be used to make ships more efficient, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. VOT software can be used to analyse a vessel’s performance and identify areas of potential improvement, such as reducing drag or optimising engine power. It can also be used to create detailed reports that provide insights into the ship’s efficiency, helping operators better understand their vessels and make informed decisions about how best to reduce their environmental impacts.

Design Optimisation
This is the practice of making changes to a vessel’s design to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. This could involve modifying the hull shape, adding propellers and rudder configurations, or even introducing new propulsion systems. By making simple modifications to the design and construction of a vessel, it is possible for shipping companies to reduce the amount of fuel consumption by up to 10%. This is an effective way of cutting emissions and making the industry more sustainable in the long run.

Green Technologies
In addition to fuel sources, ship operators are also investing in green technologies such as wind power or solar panels to supplement their energy needs. These renewable energy sources can drastically reduce vessels’ overall emissions while also providing a more reliable source of power. While wind and solar power are still prohibitively expensive for many large vessels, they are becoming more accessible. Additionally, the development of sustainable shipping containers is another way that companies can reduce their environmental impact by using lightweight materials with improved insulation properties.

Energy Management
With the growth of digital technologies, it’s now possible to optimise energy use and reduce emissions through the monitoring of ship performance. For example, the use of energy management systems (EMS) can help vessels to identify and reduce unnecessary energy consumption, while also providing operators with real-time data to understand their ship’s performance. Also, by collecting real-time data on fuel consumption, vessel engines can be adjusted for maximum efficiency, which in turn reduces emissions and lowers operating costs. This allows them to make more informed decisions on how best to reduce emissions, such as improving fuel efficiency or changing routes.

Final Thoughts
Overall, sustainable shipping methods are becoming increasingly important as the industry moves towards a greener future. In short, sustainable maritime shipping is about more than just reducing emissions – it’s about developing a whole new way of operating that puts the environment and sustainable practices at the forefront. At the moment, the World Shipping Council has made commitments with all stakeholders to ensure sustainable practices are being implemented.

Consequently, by implementing sustainable shipping methods, it’s possible to make a significant contribution towards reducing emissions and creating a more sustainable future for global trade. In doing so, maritime companies can help ensure that their operations are in line with growing environmental concerns, while also making progress towards meeting international.

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What is the 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland? Complete Guide by RadiantBiz

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

You can now register your company with 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland. UAE’s new policy allows for full business ownership.

Dubai is a highly welcoming nation for tourists. The competitive landscape for starting a business is also amazing in Dubai. Starting a business in Dubai can be very advantageous since you have access to a skilled workforce,Guest Posting a prominent location at the intersection of Asia, Europe, and Africa, and the allure of working in a nation with little to no taxation.

Dubai offers a large and positive pool to start an investment for the expats. You can form a company in the Emirate without a second thought.

Top reasons to start a business in Dubai in 2022
Ranked #1 in Arab world — Dubai innovation Index
Ranked #1 in the Arab world and 3rd globally in FDI attraction
Ranked #3 best city for expats — Inter Nations Expat city Ranking 2021
Ranked #4 best destinations for international travelers
Ranked #5 in the list of 10 cities in the world for 2021- Best Cities
Ranked #14 Global power city index 2021.
Did you know?

In the first quarter of 2022, Dubai issued 24,662 new business licenses, up 58% from the first quarter of 2021, which implies that Dubai is the number one choice for expats worldwide. (* Source — Gulfbusiness.com)

What was the existing law for businesses in Dubai?
Previously, establishing a mainland business in Dubai required finding an Emirati citizen who would be entitled to be the local sponsor for the company and would hold 51% of the total shares in the company.

But with the Commercial Corporations Law (CCL) modified by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy in June 2021, thus permitting foreign investors and expats to establish and fully own onshore enterprises. This paved the way for new companies to hold 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland.

Understanding the 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland
Eliminating the previous law of 51% ownership by a local sponsor, UAE now has the provision of 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland. The main benefit of having a mainland company is that, unlike free zone companies, their economic operations are not limited to a specific geographical area, allowing them to freely trade with any company, public or private, located within and outside of the UAE, including free zones, onshore and offshore.

With 100% ownership of business in UAE, you now get access to a bigger reach with a mainland structure, which means you have a better opportunity of extending your business worldwide, which means more prospects and money. Other benefits of establishing a mainland business in Dubai include no minimum capital need and the potential of acquiring a resident visa.

This is, however, restricted to a few businesses and depends on the nature of your business activity in Dubai.

Is your business eligible for 100% ownership in Dubai Mainland?
List of businesses who can avail the 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland

Civil Construction
Agriculture
Entertainment services
Administration service
Education
Food & Hospitality
Healthcare
IT & Communication
Product Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
Scientific Activities
Space Technology
Storage & Transportation
Major highlights of the 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland
According to the regulations changed by the UAE government, onshore businesses based in UAE are permitted to have 100% ownership for foreign investors in UAE
The law gives expats the opportunity to maintain the necessary capitalization requirements, shareholding ratios, and establish their onshore business setups according to cabinet resolution regulations.
The company’s meetings are now open to all expats and do not need to be majorly presided over by the local sponsor.
It is no longer needed to get in talks for local sponsorship to secure the company’s 51% shares.
More freedom in organizing and managing your business.
Have more chance to expand your company’s presence outside of the UAE’s free zone region.
What is the importance of 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland?
Dubai Mainland offers an unlimited number of visas that can be issued. Additionally, you are allowed to own office premises anywhere in Dubai’s mainland. Along with these enormous benefits, you also have more possibilities for commercial endeavors, so you can run a B2B or B2C business or manage a showroom.

The Dubai mainland also allows for the operation of warehouses, export/import businesses, and many other forms of commercial ventures.

The UAE government is attempting to accomplish the following in the upcoming years-

Creating a supportive legal framework for business establishment in the UAE in order to facilitate doing business there and boost the national economy.
Ensuring the economic future is stable through expanding investment and business prospects for expats.
As they attract more foreign investors, startups, and other SMEs, they must also meet the demands of the UAE business community, which they have been doing by implementing business friendly policies.
Preserving the reputation of being one of the world’s largest economies and expat-friendly countries.
Conclusion

The world has recognized the grandeur of Dubai as the international business capital. Foreign expats have been rushing to Dubai to drive more opportunities for their investments in the Emirates. With a vibrant economy, amazing location, and flexible government laws, everything falls in your favor when you start a business in Dubai.

If you are thinking about investing in the most business-friendly countries in the world. This is the perfect time to do it. Establishing your company with the coming of the 100% Ownership in Dubai Mainland is very beneficial for you as it gives you complete ownership of your company, which leads to better maintenance and expansion of your business.

FAQs

1. Are all kinds of business activities eligible for 100% ownership in Dubai mainland?

No, it depends on the nature of your business. Check the list mentioned above to see if your business can avail of the new regulations.

2. What are the expansion chances in Dubai mainland?

You can freely expand your business to other locations in Dubai and the UAE if you have a mainland license in Dubai.

3. What is the cost of a mainland license in Dubai?

Majorly, the cost of obtaining a mainland license in Dubai is entirely dependent upon the nature of your company, the location of your office, and numerous other considerations.

Our cost calculator is the most effective tool for getting a quick estimate. This will enable you to acquire a rapid price estimate and move forward appropriately.

4. Can you get the mainland license in a day?

Yes, you can obtain a mainland license in just a day. However, you can obtain your license in just 24 hours if you deal with a proficient Business Setup Consultant in Dubai like RadiantBiz.

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