Once the engagement is official now all the fun begins. Wedding planning can be as exciting as daunting and frustrating. Nevertheless there are decisions that must be made and some are far from easy.
For decades one of the earliest but complicated decisions to make is who to invite to be in your wedding. Usually the flower girl is of a certain age and height to be obvious that will be her role. Bridesmaids can be all of a certain age or divided into junior and senior or regular bridesmaids. If you are remarrying and your daughter is going to be between 8 and 10 years old, she can be a flower girl or one of several junior bridesmaids.
Some girls are tall for their age, while others are average height or shorter. Those who are not tall can be a flower girl. If a young girl is tall for her age, she may feel subconscious about acting in that role and will feel better about being a junior bridesmaid. She can be allowed to dress in a similar version of the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Divorces can be particularly difficult on children. No longer will they see each parent daily or have them live under the same roof. Often custody arrangements require them to spend a weekend or certain holidays with one parent and then the other. It can be very disjointing and takes some adjustment. When one or both parents decide to remarry after seriously dating for a while, this can present new challenges. Involving your children in planning the wedding and participating in it goes a long way toward helping them adjust to the idea.
Children, whether adult or younger, should be informed of this decision before any other family and friends. Then they should become an integral part in the planning process. Have them help write the invitations. Although ex-spouses are generally not invited, if you both agree, it is acceptable to invite the former in-laws. Their presence can often be a comfort to the children, particularly if they are fairly young. You can write your vows to add in the word “We” rather than “I.”
It is acceptable to include the children in lighting the Unity Candle. Sons can act as ushers and daughters can also participate as hostesses at the reception. Before the wedding, have a picnic, go bowling, roller-skating, or other events so the blended family can get to know each other and bond. That way they can hang out at the reception and avoid awkwardness. Acceptance of the new union by all children involved is possibly if careful thought and planning occurs.
When you’re starting up in the business world, you need every advantage you can. When meeting new clients and potential customers, you need to make a lasting impression. You need to keep them coming back for more. Keeping all of this in mind, a smart business strategy is to invest in branded products that you can give away for promotional products. If you’re thinking of going this route, here’s a few ideas for promotional products that your clients and customers will be sure to hang on to once they’ve left the building.
Handing out usb drives with your brand on them are great ways to keep your company in the minds of everyone you give them to. USB drives are always useful, both in the home and office settings. Giving one to a client or customer means that whenever they’re using their computer and transferring files, their thinking about your business. Not only that, but they’ll associate you with usefulness. As far as promotional items go, you could do far worse. They’re not very expensive either, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank when purchasing them, and paying for the branding process.
A drink cozy is great in any setting, as people have beverages around them throughout most of the day. From coffee in the morning, to a cold water or soda in the afternoon, a drink cozy is a branded item that is sure to be around whoever you give it to throughout the day. For best results, hand them out during the summer, when people are in constant need of hydration. Not only that, but everyone around them will get a good look at your company brand on a regular basis as well.
For more refined clients, consider a pen set for a promotional product. In an office setting, people are always in need of having a pen, or several pens, handy. Not only will you be helping them out in a professional setting, but anyone they lend a pen to will be exposed to your business as well. It’s a win win situation, and while the investment may be higher than other products you can go with, the returns usually end up being higher.
Notebooks give you lots of product space to showcase your brand, as the surface area is large, and blank. Notebooks are inexpensive, and you can buy them in bulk. Everyone needs to take notes in a business environment, so your promotional product is sure to get a lot of use and face time.
Promotional products are vital-particularly if you’re a young company that’s still in the process of finding your footing. Figure out what items work best for you, and invest in them today.
Why is practicing smart medicine so all fired important? It only stands to reason that if you practice smart medicine you will develop the following: have patients who feel more secure and comfortable with you, make the kind of money you should make as a doctor and with any luck at all, stay out of trouble with your malpractice insurance company . You can do everything right, as a physician, but failing to have more than the required amount of malpractice insurance basically nullifies every right thing you might have possibly done. States require certain amounts of doctor malpractice insurance for physicians, depending on the state itself, however – that’s like being minimally insured for your automobile and then being in a massive car wreck. You’re certainly not going to come out of it smelling like a rose. So let’s take a look, in detail, at how ‘smart medicine’ can be practiced by Richmond doctors – or any other physician for that matter.
When you realize that in the United States alone, people numbering right around 195,000 lose their lives every year due to errors committed in the medical field you can’t even consider practicing medicine without some kind of malpractice insurance. And whereas every state does not require a minimum level of malpractice insurance, it is without a doubt the only intelligent way to conduct any type of business in the field of medicine.
The smartest move is to not only get malpractice insurance at a minimal level – whether it is required by your state or not – but to over insure yourself and your practice. The chances that you will have at least one malpractice suit filed against you in this day and age are extremely high.
Upon opening your medical business consider having an open house to celebrate your new practice and welcome customers/clients/patients/vendors/potential employees. And don’t be afraid to get an early start on your promotional tactics and repeat them as often as necessary.
Create or have someone with website creation knowledge manufacture the appropriate website for you, your specialty, your office, etc. Any company or business person worth anything has a website these days. It’s downright foolish to think that you can succeed in today’s world without one. Don’t forget to include a search engine on your website in order to make it completely user-friendly.
Create, utilize and distribute the basics – this is going to include letterhead, envelopes, business cards, flyers and anything else in the way of advertisement that you can possibly imagine. Don’t feel shy about giving away coffee cups to new customers, T-shirts, can coolers, etc. You can’t have enough exposure. To increase your reputation concentrate on your practice values (are you traditional or more cutting-edge), your personality (sophisticated or informal and comfortable), your tone of communication, and don’t forget to come up with a striking, memorable logo.
Finally, your final step is to figure out what sets you apart from the rest of the physicians in your specific line of medicine and accentuate on it. The more special you appear, the more special you will be.
If you’ve just moved into a new home, you should really consider adding a secure tamper proof door. A moving truck, complete with movers carrying all of your valuabels inside serve as giant targets for any local thieves that may be around, or casing for a fresh score. While there isn’t much you can do about the moving process, there is plenty you can do when it comes to securing your home.
An alarm system is an obvious choice, and while it is effective at getting a quick response to your home within a few minutes, that still gives an intruder valuable time to rob you, or worse. Thankfully, you have other options that can protect you, and buy you that extra few precious seconds you need before help arrives.
A door brace is the easiest way to make your door tamper proof. By resting at the bottom corner of your door, it helps ensure that no matter how hard someone tries to kick in your door, as long as those hinges hold, that door isn’t going anywhere. Door braces are made out of sturdy material, and affordable enough for everyone to afford. That more people don’t utilize them is a mystery. If you have a home, and don’t own one, you are seriously putting you and your loved ones at risk.
Speaking of those hinges, have you invested in reinforced hinges? They’re an amazingly durable alternative to standard hinges that can give or shatter when enough force is applied. Reinforced hinges- either on their own, or combined with a door brace- help to keep your door and it’s surrounding frame intact for far longer than a door that only has standard hinges. If safety is an issue, your family’s well being is worth the extra investment.
It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with a break in, but regardless, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. A lot can go wrong in the span of a few seconds, so why take any chances? Invest today in a tamper proof door, and rest easy.