How to Protect Your Own Business

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Opening your own business is a fairly straightforward process. From filing for a business, creating your tax id application, to getting your employer identification number (EIN), things can take up to as little as an hour. Of course, there remains the alarming statistic that most businesses fail in the first five years.  Some people let this fact deter them from opening a business at all.  If you are wise, though, you will focus on protecting your business.  These are some ways to increase the chances that your business will be among the survivors.

Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin

It is a good idea to think big but start small with a new business.  Start with a project or scope that requires only a small amount of startup capital and overhead.  For example, you can start with a food truck with four items on the menu.  Meanwhile, you can be thinking about the future.  Your five-year plan could be to open five food court stalls and a sit-down restaurant.

Protect the Private Information of Your Business

Very few people know which eleven seasonings are part of a world-famous chicken recipe, but trade secrets are not the only information business owners need to protect.  You are careful not to let people steal your identity by finding out your social security number or bank account numbers.  Likewise, only reveal private information about your business, such as bank account numbers and computer passwords, to employees you really trust.  The bigger your business gets, the more of a challenge this is.  You should also choose secure passwords for all password-protected accounts.  Sign all documents by hand; having a signature stamp is too dangerous.

It is a challenge to keep your business solvent and its private information safe.  A legal taxpayer ID for your business, however, is only a few clicks awy.

The Most Popular Men’s Helmets on BikeBandit.com

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Due to its status as the most important piece of protective equipment, choosing a
motorcycle helmet is an intensely personal decision. It’s easy to get paralysis by
analysis while reviewing the seemingly limitless features and options available.

BikeBandit.com wants to make your life a little easier by revealing its most popular
helmets for men. Look at what works for other people and see if these fantastic
pieces of head protection are just what you need.

The Open Champion
The most popular helmet was determined by the highest rating with a minimum of 20
reviews. Just hitting the 20-review minimum, the HJC CS-5N open-face motorcycle
helmet received an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. DOT-approved and under $100,
it’s no surprise this old-school helmet is the king of the open-face models. Featuring
plenty of ventilation and a lightweight design, customers raved that the HJC CS-5N
was among the most comfortable helmets they’ve owned.

The Number-One Helmet
When it came to full-face helmets, the Shoei RF-1100 Solid was the clear winner with
a 4.9 from 23 reviews. Owners were impressed with the protective qualities of the RF-
1100, which includes advanced shell materials and a dual-layer EPS liner. The
aerodynamic design and snug fit create head protection that offers top-notch
performance.

The Best Website
Whether you want a modular, off-road, or XXS motorcycle helmet, BikeBandit.com
has almost every kind of head protection you can imagine. Most of its helmets are
available with the free shipping offer on orders of $99 or more. If your helmet is less
than $99, you know you’re getting them for cheap with their Best Price Guarantee.
Head over to BikeBandit.com to read about these exceptional helmets and many more
like them. Customers just like you post ratings, reviews, and information about
helmet fit to help you make an informed decision. If you need motorcycle helmets for
big heads, why not get honest reviews from riders who wear them?

Roaming Buddy: A Digital Nomad’s Best Friend

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Internet access has been declared a human right by the UN way since back in 2011, and yet it
is still notoriously hard to find. Frequent travellers know this best, especially those who need to
take their work with them. The thought of frantically searching for wireless signal while trying to
beat a deadline on the go would be enough to dampen any travel plans. Despite its advantages,
living the digital nomad lifestyle still has this one major blocker to overcome.

However, a company has been constantly chipping away at this global problem, and is now
poised to eradicate it once and for all. Roam Buddy claims to be able to deliver wireless Internet
in more than 90 countries around the world, without the hassle of changing providers or signing
up for other services.

Roaming Just Got Easier
Imagine a device that can deliver unlimited (yes, no capping!) 24/7 Internet access no matter
which borders you cross. Roam Buddy aims to be just this. Powered by Skyroam, a company
that provides a “global hotspot”, Roam Buddy is a small, handheld device that acts as a wireless
router. Simply connect your mobile devices to it (up to 5 at a time), and enjoy consistent Net
access.

Roam Buddy has a pretty amazing list of countries covered. Whether you’re watching eating
shawarma in Turkey, or tending to elephants in Southern Asia, Roam Buddy has you covered.
And because it’s battery-powered and pocket-friendly, you can use the device while being
where the action is. Skype with your loved ones while dangling your feet over a picturesque
Andalusian gorge, or submit your work while sipping cocktails in Montserrat. Or, better yet, use
it to find your way while trekking through terra incognita.

That last part is what I’ve been using Roam Buddy for as I travel Europe. I’ve been using its
services to find the best tourist places, to search Google Maps, to know the train schedule, and
more! As a digital nomad and online freelancer, it also helps me complete my tasks without
having to shuffle back to the hotel’s WiFi zone.

I absolutely love the service because no matter how many borders and time zones you cross,
the rates are still the same. It’s still part of the same 24 hours.

Friendly travel options
While Roam Buddy is easily positioning itself as a travel must-have, it has to make itself
available to budget travelers, too. For frequent travellers such as businessmen, a unit can be
purchased for $99. The purchase includes 3 free “Daypasses”. A Daypass (a full day of Internet
access) can then be topped up for $8 a day.

And for those who just travel on occasion — backpackers, tourists, and the like — a rent option
is also available. Roam Buddy also offers unlimited Internet at as low as $8 a day. As a plus, it
can be delivered to your location or you can pick it up from one of their offices.
It’s devices like Roam Buddy that help make the world a more connected place, opening up new
possibilities for its users. What can the Internet do for you? Find out as you roam the world!
How it Helps

For students who do online tutorial, study online or who would like to learn a different language
from abroad. You will no longer need to worry about the lack of internet connections. So go
ahead and book your math, science, language or physics tutor with smiletutor because even
while you are on a trip, you can be assured that you will be connected.

Barangay 143: Philippine's Newest Basket Ball Android Mobile Game

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I have a secret... When I was younger, I used to be an addict online gamer.  Gaming opened me to a whole new experience.  As I joined guilds and attended game conventions, I was able to make new friends which I still keep until today.  I have not been updated with the gaming industry lately so I decided to go to the E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) at the SMX Convention Center last October 28.  I was impressed by our locally made games like Synergy 88's Barangay 143.

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I was further impressed that the company is headed by a woman - Jackline Chua.

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The Barangay 143 game is a prequel to the soon to be animation series with the same name.  The story line is quite interesting.  The main character  Joaquin or “Wax” Rivera is a young and inexperienced basketball player. His father is a basketball legend.  As you go through along the game, he will learn from four basketball masters and he will be challenged by hardcore ballers.  Can he make his name in the basketball league just like his father?  That is what we are about to find out in the game and in the animation series.  It will also give the gamers and audience a localized feel of how street and league basketball is here in the Philippines.  We Filipinos have always loved basketball among other sports.  It is exciting to see our love be shown in the form of an android game and animation right?

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The Barangay 143 is a free android mobile game that aims to give gamers the ultimate arcade experience.  Arcade games have always been something simple yet competitively motivating for gamers of all ages.  The company also plans to sponsor real basketball leagues and hold events so gamers can engage and grow from the holistic experience.

Naiholics Pampering for a Cause As It Celebrates National Pampering Day

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Last October 17, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM,  all Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branches nationwide gave out free pampering service (choices: manicure, foot spa or foot massage)  during the celebration of its  2nd National Pampering Day, in partnership with the most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, OPI.

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Although it was a weekday and there was a nationwide jeepney strike, it was still a huge success as there was a long line for the free service.  Well of course... it's FREE and FOR A CAUSE!  Yes, aside from getting free service, you also get to choose which of the  3 beneficiaries you want to support.  I chose World Vision which supported the rehabilitation of Marawi City.  Other two options are: Save Philippine Seas and The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).  I just felt that the situation in Marawi City is more urgent.

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I was one of the firsts in SM Manila.

DEADSEA MUD MASK DETOXIFYING FOOT SPA
Actually Nailaholics has 3 kinds of Foot Spa.  All of them start with  a foot soak with lemongrass oil and tea tree extract.

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Next step is the scrubbing off of dead skin.

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What will be applied is what will vary.  Since I chose Dead Sea Mud Mask, I was scrubbed with dead sea salt.  Maybe for effect, it was color green.

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Then, it was wiped neatly to prepare for the next step.

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Mud mask was applied all over my legs.  It had a cooling effect.  It was left for a few minutes before it was also wiped off.  I  can now feel my skin so soft and moisturized.  The cooling effect also made me feel refreshed and relaxed.

PEBBLE BEACH STRESS RELIEVER BACK MASSAGE
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Since I wanted a wholesome pampeing experience, I also availed of the Pebble Beach  Back Massage.  It cost me 440 php for 30 minutes.  I'm amazed that at the height of 5'6 inches I actually cause lay down and fit there.  What a genius space saving bench convertible into massage bed.

My massage therapist Gina was very courteous.  Although the menu indicated dry massage, she offered me to have it with oil so I agreed.  She also asked me my preferred pressure.  As usual, I liked it hard.  You may be wondering why I am having a massage in a nail spa.  I  just wanted to try to see if it had advantages over a purely massage spa and it did.  Since they have not been massaging all day, you can count on their full strength and dedication during your massage. 

Aside from the free service, they also offered the Argan Oil at 50% OFF so you know what happened next... how can we resist such a huge saving right?

Thank you  so much Nailaholics for the pampering treat!  Hope to join again next year!

Why Car Seat Check is Important

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When buying a car, we have so many considerations.  We feel that we have everything figured out.

We check the:
1. Brand
2. Model
3. Year
4. Color
5. Engine power
6. Fuel type
7. Seat capacity
8. Size
9. Price
10. Payment scheme
and many other criteria.

But, we often neglect the safety features.   Or, if we didn't are we certain that we've done enough to ensure that we have availed of the best safety measures we can?

Like when it comes to car seat, is just purchasing and installing enough?   Of course, not!  We have to choose which one is best for us.   There are so many types to choose from such as Infant seat, Convertible seat and Booster seat.  And, we have to install it properly.

Did you know that in the United States where car seats are popular, 3 out of 4 car seats are being used incorrectly?  That's a safety measure failure right there!

One of the main cause of that is the false belief that they installed it correctly because they had their car seats checked at the Police Station or the Fire Station without making sure that the person checking is a certified child passenger safety technician  or certified car seat technician.

Imagine that!  They have gone through a rigirous process of selecting and purchasing a car seat but it isn't at all useful just because they did not have a proper car seat check.  So I would say, it is the car seat check that is vital in ensuring your child's safety!