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With vacation season finally drawing to a close, now’s the time to prepare for cooler temperatures and in a lot of areas, heavy snowfall. Winterizing a rental property is just as important as preparing for any other home for winter. In fact, if the property is going to be vacant, it’s even more important.

Adjust the Thermostat

Depending on where the property is located, and whether it’s going to be vacant, it’s a good idea to adjust the thermostat accordingly. In areas where the temperature never dip below freezing, it’s okay to turn the HVAC off. …


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Concrete culture is, arguably, the most important pillar of any business. The past several decades have seen a substantial increase in emphasis on businesses to create a strong corporate culture. To create a strong market presence and competitive advantage, every business must emphasize on having a strong organizational culture.

Corporate image

A company culture serves as a mirror for every business. The business’s public reputation is closely tied to what it stands for in the market. Having a strong brand culture ensures that the business can maintain a good public image. For example, a company that greatly values the well-being of its…


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Not having enough hours in the day to get everything done is a common complaint. For small business owners, it might even seem that no matter how early they get started, they always seem to run out of time. The constant overflow of work into the next day can be stressful and demotivating.

However, even if it seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope. Creating a solid time management strategy can transform a company’s performance overnight.

Prioritize Tasks

Small business owners need to prioritize the most time-sensitive tasks first. Take the time to create a…


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Meetings are often important events in a professional setting. During these gatherings, employers and employees can set goals, share ideas, voice concerns and assign specific tasks. That said, there are many managers and staff members who wish the meetings they attend could prove more fruitful in nature. Fortunately, adhering to the following tips might make such an endeavor a reality:

Offer Positive Feelings Regarding Meetings

Employers are encouraged to view meetings as positive events where beneficial events will occur. If managers emit negative vibes about such gatherings, employees might harbor similar feelings.

Create an Agenda

Meetings should not be conducted “by the seat of one’s pants.” Managers or…


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Writing a job description is an important but potentially difficult endeavor. Companies and organizations do so hoping to attract the best prospective employees. The slightest mistakes could attract the wrong candidates and significantly slow the hiring process. Fortunately, the task of authoring a solid job description might be rendered more manageable by adhering to the following suggestions:

Include Specific Details

Some job descriptions fail to leave a mark because they lack the necessary specific details about the position in question. The best advertisements are those that include pertinent information including but not limited to the daily responsibilities of the job, a minimum level…


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Real estate, the gate to greater earning. Whether you’re a middle class earner and working your way up or trying to get into the rental business as your main career, you need to know how to read people quickly.

It’s not as easy as posting ads and accepts anyone who seems to have a paycheck. Even well-paid professionals can cost more than they’re worth if you’re not careful.

Here are a few details to help you make better decisions when choosing the right tenant for your rental.

Tenant Background Checks

If you’re flooded with rental applications, you have a great problem that can…


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Fall enables Mother Nature to put on a dazzling display when trees, shrubbery and other foliage start changing color. The event takes place across the country. However, the lush forests in certain areas create a more dramatic scene. If in the mood for a road trip, there are a number of destinations you might consider visiting to enjoy the autumn displays.

Last Green Valley Byway — Connecticut

Route 169 passes through the Natchaug and the Pachaug State Forests. The highway remains a popular fall road trip in the eastern part of Connecticut for the array of colors presented. Deep greens, golden yellows and ruby reds are…


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When people hear the term “real estate investing”, they usually assume that the focus is going to be on buying a real estate property and then offering it for rent. This method not only covers the mortgage and preserves all the tax advantages of real estate ownership, but it also gives the property owner a way to make some extra cash on the side. That sounds like a good thing, right?

Well, not so fast. The traditional “landlord route” is not always as easy as it might seem. If you don’t do your due diligence, then being a landlord can…


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The world today is calling for us to become more environmentally aware than ever before. The increased constraint on environmental resources, such as water, air, and land, should prompt us to think of ways of making our day-to-day lives at home the office more eco-friendly. Here are some tips on how you can make your office to become more environmentally friendly than ever before.

Renewable Energy

On average, your office probably consumes about 14 kilowatt-hours per square foot each year. You can contribute towards making your office eco-friendly by thinking of sourcing all your office energy needs from renewable sources, such as…


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The end of summer may be quickly approaching, but with a 100-mile long shoreline, there is still time to plan a trip to visit the Georgia coastline. Georgia is also home to a network of small barrier islands with some of the best beaches. If you’re looking for a family-friendly beach weekend or looking for something more secluded for a weekend getaway, you can find it on the coast!

Tybee Island

Famous for its wide sandy beaches, Tybee Island is one of the most famous beaches in Georgia. Tybee has been home to a handful of Hollywood blockbusters, including Nicholas Sparks’ The…

Eric Hulsman

Eric Hulsman is a businessman and real estate entrepreneur living and working in Georgia. For more about Eric, visit his website at http://erichulsman.us/

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