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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mobile Engagement Tips for Business Owners

"Be the business that truly gets your customers."

Can we all agree that how you take care of  your customers is what makes or breaks the business? Authentically engaging with customers is what successful business owners do to maintain a connection.

Taking advantage of today's technology gives a huge boost for business owners to engage and build a strong connection. Whether thru email, direct message on twitter, Facebook message, or SMS that provides a personal approach  can effectively build an emotional connection.

As a consumer, receiving a brief message from the brand itself makes us feel valued and somehow creates an instant connection. What more if it includes a personal touch that makes a more meaningful engagement that strategically provide a useful information and convenience?

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The use of messaging platform is one effective way to stay ahead of  what technology has to offer  and not behind it. This includes making sure that your customers are well taken care of and you can timely respond to what they need.

"By sending intelligent, customizable messages, you can tell your story in a way that resonates with your audiences. And with a full suite of support functions, you can track, automate, and better understand your mobile marketing and engagement efforts.

Here's the top things to consider when creating a genuine and valuable connection:
  1. Ask not how you can sell but how you can help.  
  2. Offer customers value in exchange for their attention (discounts, freebies...?). 
  3. Involve customers on deeper level of connection by asking opinion and brand recommendations.
  4. Stay relevant. Get the right information on needs, wants, and expectations to came up with exciting offer.
  5.  Be highly responsive.
A positive overall customer experience increases  loyalty and will eventually make them help spread the word to their social circles. The success on customer engagement depends on how sincere and heart-felt connection was shown. Afterall, creating a genuine friendship is possible! More so if both share the same passion and interest, making it mutually beneficial for a more sustained relationship.

Truly as they say, "When you connect to the world, the opportunities are infinite." 

With the right business tool, targeted audience can easily turn into loyal customers if only businesses can continuously provide relevant communication. However, staying relevant and sending personalized content can also be a real challenge. Good thing there are  messaging platform that offers assistance  for effective communication strategy.

These messages are globally delivered via:

  • Text Messaging (SMS)
  • Push Notification
  • Mobile wallet
  • Apps
  • Voice calling
  • Live chat
  • Rich Communication Services (RCS)
  • Facebook Messenger
Effective communication strategy suggest sending the right message to the right person at the right time. Understanding customers buying behavior and preferences adds a big factor to help out in starting a strong connection. So whether you seek out a professional help or not, always find ways to utilize the use of social media to connect and advertise. 

Be known as a brand that  creates a useful, easy interaction whenever and wherever. When it comes to customer's needs, always dig deep and dive deep. This helps create a lasting engagement that are more likely leads to the next step-- to learn more or purchase.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Top 10 Reasons to Support Sustainable Energy

Sustainable energy is a form of energy that meet our today's demand of energy without putting them in danger of getting expired or depleted and can be used over and over again. Sustainable energy does not include any sources that are derived from fossil fuels or waste products.

This kind of energy never runs out unlike fossil fuels; because it naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. And we all know that it is more environmentally friendly that is why it is important for us to choose this kind of energy source for the benefit of the future generations.


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When talked about sustainable and renewable energy, first thing that came to mind was Solar Panels! It may be too expensive at the beginning, but definitely reduces electricity bill in the loooong run. 

The idea of switching to ways that doesn't harm the environment makes a significant difference to our planet. Even in our own small way of practicing a sustainable lifestyle can make a huge impact. Truly, renewable energy is creating change!

New technologies all bring their share of advantages and drawbacks. Rolling out a number of them into a new vision of a grid will partially be the role of policymakers, but the market, too, will play its part.

Douglas Healy, an attorney with a unique specialty in energy, wonders about the breakneck speed at which the industry is changing. He, and others in executive circles who share his worries, understand the sector carries a mandate from its customers.

The mandate says that residential and commercial customers expect that electric producers will always meet their demands. Politicians also count on the same promise; otherwise, their states and districts would suffer quickly from lack of growth and opportunities. Everyone agrees that energy generation is vital for nationwide success, but few people are on the same page about the best way to get there. Douglas Healy is not alone in urging caution and more debate.


Choosing clean energy versus coal and nuclear power plants was obviously a smart decision that we need to take to show environmental concern. If we have the ways to support sustainable economic models, we should take a step towards this significant transformation to lead sustainability for all.

Here's the Top 10 reasons to support Sustainable energy:

  1. A real alternative
  2. They're Clean.
  3. Inexhaustible
  4. Safe.
  5. Available everywhere.
  6. Reduce energy dependence.
  7. Avoiding geopolitical conflicts.
  8. Off setting economic uncertainly.
  9. Creating wealth and jobs.
  10. They're not more expensive.
It is actually a challenge and a debate whether to invest on such a long-term way of responsible electricity generation. Its advantages and disadvantages were discussed and consumers and businesses both have their strong points. The concern on providing uninterrupted power versus intermittent power source was mainly brought up.

Furthermore, the strong belief and the will to support  this natural source of energy remains as the gradual approach to renewables continue to evolve.

One strong point is this: "The present economic model is based on fossil fuels, with a cost structure that penalizes its environmental effects and it is not transparent in the payment of subsidies. Mature renewables technologies, such as wind, would, in fact, already be competitive or even cheaper if all of their environmental costs were internalized."

Now is the best time to support Sustainable Energy, would you agree?

NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes make cleaning poo a breeze for parents

NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes is ultra-soft and strong and does not tear easily – for a gentle but effective clean that helps protect baby’s delicate skin from skin rash 


Manila, Philippines – Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced parent, it’s a known fact that with every precious baby also comes a lot of mess to clean! Everything from feeding your baby, playing, and especially diaper changing, comes with its fair share of mess, but it doesn’t mean cleaning up can’t be easy.

To make cleaning a breeze for you and your baby, Pampers, the No.1 diaper brand in the world, is here to help you with the launch of the NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes that offers gentle but effective clean for your baby.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes comes with soft and thick fluffy sheets that enable gentle, effective cleansing without easily tearing. Every sheet is guaranteed to be PH-balanced, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and alcohol-free with Pampers’ unique formula that helps protect your baby’s skin from diaper rash. It is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin making it safe for your baby’s bum. 

“Pampers continuously aims to deliver the best products for baby's healthy development such as providing quality diapers suitable for baby's delicate skin,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Country Leader. “This is why we are launching Pampers Sensitive Wipes, to offer gentle and effective cleaning for baby especially when diaper changing.”



Using baby wipes to add to your diaper-changing routine leaves the baby feeling fresh after every wipe. Use wipes to clean the baby’s diaper region, wiping from front to back without missing out the sides and the outside areas, and then wait for the skin to dry before putting on a fresh diaper. 

With every diaper change, using a trusted sensitive baby wipe like Pampers helps in minimizing the risk of diaper rash. Because not all wipes are created equal, some easily tear apart. A good tip for parents is to choose wipes that are gentle and strong enough to properly wipe baby’s poo without tearing, so you use less wipes as you clean more.  

Pampers Sensitive Wipes offers parents that advantage to clean up poo and wipe’s baby’s bum with its safe ingredients and effective cleaning feature, which are also gentle to use on the hands and body too. 
  

“From my eldest hanggang sa bunso, laki sa Pampers ang mga yan. I’ve always believed that Pampers is the best diaper brand for my kids because they understand parents’ sentiments on what babies’ need, like how to avoid baby diaper rash and importance of diaper change. Trying the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes, super satisfied ako kasi ang gentle sa skin ni Marius and super effective! It was love at first wipe,” candidly shared by experienced mom Pehpot Pineda who is a well-known mommy blogger and a Pampers Ambassador.  

“It definitely made cleaning baby poo’s mess easier and faster for me. Thanks to Pampers kasi I don’t have to use more wipes than I should, so I’m sure I’m getting a quality product, no harsh chemicals pa! I definitely recommend this to mommies, especially rookie moms!,” Mommy Pehpot urges new moms to use the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes too. 
  
Whether you’re at home or outdoors, add the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes to your diaper-changing routine so you have peace of mind that you only give total protection to your baby’s delicate skin.  

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About Pampers® Sensitive Wipes 

  • Protects Baby’s Sensitive Skin: Helps maintain skin's natural pH 
  • 0% Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, Perfume & Alcohol: Specifically designed with your baby's skin needs in mind 
  • Our Thickest and Extra Soft Wipes: 20% thicker to help clean delicate skin gently 
  • As Mild as Washcloth and Water: Ideal for baby's sensitive skin 
  • Clinically Proven Gentle: Designed with your baby's delicate skin needs in mind 
  • Dermatologically Tested and Hypoallergenic: To ensure they are gentle against your baby’s skin 

Pampers Sensitive Wipes minimizes the risk of diaper rash and makes sure your wipes are free from harmful chemicals that may irritate baby’s skin. Available in 2 different sizes for a suggested retail price of Php 139.00 for a pack of 56 sheets and Php 260.00 for a pack of 112 sheets. Wipe counts per pack vary by size and pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. The wipes are now available online and at major retailers nationwide.  

To learn more about the product and information on how to keep your baby’s skin dry and healthy, check out: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/diapers-wipes/pampers-sensitive-wipes
   
About Pampers®  
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.  

About Procter & Gamble 
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

4 Simple ways to Prepare for Sales Tax Audit

sales tax audit is defined as the examination of a company’s financial documents by a government's tax agency to verify if the proper amount of sales tax has been remitted to the proper authority.

The government assigns a frequency on sales tax filing in monthly, quarterly and annually and sets a due date for strict compliance. Sales tax compliance should be properly observed to not get in bigger trouble and costly penalties when it comes to Sales tax Audit.


Audits are inevitable but shouldn't stress you out. Here's the 4 Simple Ways on how to handle the audit when you are given out a schedule for a visit:

1. Keep all the records updated.

Bear in mind that you can be tapped for an audit at anytime so it is advisable to keep good records not only for the current year but up to the past 3 years. Also, try to recreate records to simply check again those entries for discrepancies and incorrect postings that may cause red flags.

2. Understand Audit Objectives.

Make a research and take time to understand the audit objectives and what the audit process is likely to entail. Ask around to people or your industry who have gone through the process to gather information and learn from their mistakes to avoid the stresses they endured. Do your homework to know what to expect and know how much the auditor will examine.

3. Make Good Impression.

Be professional and polite. Remember to show up with a smile to set a good vibes for the entire audit duration. Be organized as you show to easily pull-out any documents required for checking. Easy access of records shows you are not hiding anything, making them feel that there wasn't any reason to dig deeper. But remember not to overshare and do not give out details or records not being asked.

4. Get Defense and Support from Expert/ Professionals.

In most cases, small or medium sized business owners and  even larger corporates who face the audit themselves can  unwittingly reveal unnecessary information that might cause bigger problems. That is why retaining a professional service who will represent your business was definitely a wiser decision.

Having a professional to represent you during sales tax audit offers the following benefits:
  • They will conduct a pre-audit review of your systems and processes to identify any gaps or risk factors.
  • They  will control what information gets shared with the auditor.  “Let me get with my client and get back to you on that” is a perfectly acceptable answer.
  • They will advise you as to where to push back and where to compromise.
  • They will help determine the best audit approach – whether it’s a block or sampling approach.
It is said that having key people to represent your business during audit makes the whole process easy and brief. However, choosing to face the audit yourself is also good; in a way that you can proudly show that you truly breathe and live the business that you're into. You know the ins and outs and closely monitoring the business flow which also gives out a strong impression.

Anyhow, the best defense to surviving a Sales Tax Audit is to have proper preparation of files, office and staff.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Getting Out of Credit Card Debt with Colony Associates!

Paying off debt wasn't only about getting rid of what you owe at the moment but making sure you have the focus and discipline on keeping yourself debt-free all throughout. It's also important to know where to find help when you get off the track. The low interest rates offered by Colony Associates is a good example of the first step to take as a solution.

So, have you started with your holiday shopping yet?

As for me, this is the best time to charge all the holiday spendings on Credit Card 😉. Bank providers simply entice us to use credit cards with corresponding e-coupons and bigger holiday treats on every required amount spent!

Times like this that I truly appreciate the goodness of having a card that gives rewards every time you shop. The choice to use credit over debit is undeniably more beneficial and exciting! Just make sure not to indulge too much on your excitement and atleast carefully plan the holiday budget.


Always remember that while it is good to take advantage of rewards and holiday offers, it's still the best to spend only the amount that you can pay in full when the payment due arrives, or else all the freebies and rewards wasn't actually "free". As you realized you still paid for those goodies with all those interest and charges incurred. Yikes!

Most people found themselves on higher debt with this common mistake of over spending due to holiday rush, giving them a hard time to pay off debt the following year. Paying off credit cards was just a basic example of getting out of debt.

The usual solution of getting out of debt fast  was that of  Colony Associates' service to prioritizing what clients need by offering a single monthly payment with low interest rates.

To clearly understand what action to take, we must first take a look of  these 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Paying off debt:

  1. Same Old spending habits
  2. Trying to dig out of debt alone
  3. Signing up for a debt-relief program, but not understanding what is expected.
  4. Not creating a practical budget.
  5. Trying to pay off multiple debts at once.
  6. Closing accounts when they are paid off.
  7. You decide to stop contributing to a retirement account.
  8. Not setting aside emergency savings.
  9. Not verifying your credit report is correct.
  10. Not prioritizing your debt.

With the holiday rush and the honest to goodness feeling of a generous gift giver on this holiday season, we must consider double checking our budget first and go shopping with a list. A shopping list makes it easier to foresee expenses and cuts down unnecessary items that you don't actually need.

Again, this is the best time to charge all the holiday spending with your Credit Card! Would you agree? The use of credit over debit will do suffice if use with great sense of responsibility and control. Overall, taking advantage of freebies and rewards points while always paying in full  is the best way to outsmart those CC companies. 😀

Friday, November 22, 2019

Tips for Successfully Organizing a Halloween Party

Halloween is my second  favorite celebration next to Christmas! I have long been planning to throw a Halloween Party which is a week away from my birthday. With this, I gathered useful tips that will surely put a Halloween legendary bash to a huge success.😀

If you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party for next year, you want to make sure that you do it right. From food to decorations, each aspect of your celebration should be well thought out so you can truly impress your guests. If you still don’t have a game plan in mind, don’t panic. These tips can help you organize your Halloween bash like a pro.


Pick a Theme

Before you begin adding decorations or setting up the snack table, you need to pick a theme for your party that people will love. Whether you’re throwing the party for your children’s friends or plan to invite your own friends and colleagues, making your event fit into a chosen theme gives people an idea of how to dress and helps them know what to expect during the evening.

Set Up Decorations

It isn’t a true Halloween celebration without some spooky decorations to set the tone. Once you’ve decided on a theme, fill your home with some decorations that fit in with the topic you chose. You can go classic with a jack-o’-lantern or opt for a more elegant object, like a centerpiece. Most standard Halloween decorations can be found at your local party store, or you can click here for more unique ideas.

Offer Candy

One of the best parts of Halloween is all the candy, and you don’t want to disappoint your company by leaving out this crucial element. You can get creative during this step, so feel free to include a combination of chocolate, candy and other types of sweet treats. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that your guests won’t be let down.
Halloween can be yours if you organize the best party on your block. By keeping these tips in mind, you can create an event that is truly memorable for everyone.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Top 5 Ideas for Simple Bathroom Makeovers

Making your home beautiful is a great way to invite a more relaxed and cozy feeling. Any upgrade is considered a good investment that adds value to home.

When it comes to bathroom renovation, a simple makeover can make a huge impact! not to mention the added comfort level it entails. They say that the style in bathroom can say a lot more about the residents. The choices and design of fixtures reveal one's personality traits.

We all wanted to provide our family a comfortable clean space to freshen up. So considering a small bathroom makeover for a functional bathroom is always an exciting idea, agree?!

Well, take a look of these Top 5 Choices from Bathroom design ideas and inspiration for a simple yet functional style:

1. White Modern Bathroom

Concepts for modern styles includes geometrical shapes, neutral or basic colors, little to no decorative flourishes, and natural materials.

This one speaks of the true Modern and White combination. The shower disappears in the background with its continuous flooring and wall tiles that gives clean lines and few organic touches.


Photo by Fiona Lynch

2. Tiny Bathroom with Walk-in Shower

This is perfect for small spaces and a good choice for a more affordable bathroom remodel. You can check affordable choices from new bath Baton Rouge  without  compromising the premium quality over affordability.

White painted walls, tiled wall, glass enclosure, and good lighting makes a small bathroom to appear roomier.
Photo by Tom Ferguson

3. Industrial Bathroom with Black door and mosaic tile

A black door simply stands out! plus plenty of whites to go around adds welcome contrast to the door. The industrial style finishing adds up personality and  color to the usual boring white. Using mosaic tiles is the easiest way to pop a color that perfectly matches the industrial flair.

Photo by Katie Martinez

4. Bathroom with Electric Blue tile

If you opt for a visually stunning style, just play up with those patterned tile and add an eye catching piece like this  zigzagging pipe leading to the pendant lighting that echoes creativity.

Photo by Dustin Aksland via Airows
5. Sleek Contemporary Bathroom

This is an excellent inspiration for minimalist style. From the slate tile, tankless toilet, modern vases, and space for books and magazines speaks "smooth and sleek" finish. Also, Grey tone tiles is on trend and always a safer choice because it will never be outdated.
by Boscolo Interior Design

Important things to consider for bathroom makeover project are the following:

1. space limitations
2. desired materials
3. and ofcourse, budget

Always remember that a bathroom doesn't need to be extravagant to look great. Functionality should be at the heart of every bathroom remodel and design elements should comes next. Choose materials that are easy to keep and clean and stands the test of time.

If you can afford to get a bathroom remodeling services, make sure that  you are getting  covered by a five-year installation warranty. And the products are come backed by a lifetime product warranty.

Hopefully, these top 5 designs helps you consider a bathroom makeover that can spice up your mood during your me-time! 😃

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