I Finally Have My Garage Built

Of course when I bought this house I was really more excited about the fact that it sat on a rather large piece of land, because I was intent upon building a really nice garage or really a shop. Most of the places we looked at would have been way too cramped for this sort of project, but after a long time I found a guy to help me build it on my budget. It is a really spacious place, and it has a barn style roof with a second story. Right now I am looking at obd2 scanner reviews because that is really essential when you are working on a modern vehicle. Continue reading

Must-Have Marketing Intelligence

How is it that some companies always seem to be in the winner’s circle while others struggle to keep their head’s above water? What do the consistent winners know that you don’t? Those of you old enough to remember Judson LaFlash will remember that one of the points he frequently made was that, ” Marketing is doing the homework and the proposal is taking the test.” What it all boils down to is that your bid/no bid decisions will never be as good or as accurate as they could be. You’re throwing away a good portion of your B&P budget and gambling with what’s left.

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Knowing your customer makes the decision to submit a proposal less of a risk. The better you know the customer the less the risk. To make an intelligent bid decision collect the following information:1. Is there a real need within the customer’s organization?
2. Has a budget and procurement schedule been approved?
3. How rigid is the procurement schedule?
4. If the schedule slips what happens to the money?
5. Who is the buyer, who is the end user and who wrote the statement of work and/or spec?
6. Who will evaluate the proposals, what is the evaluation criteria and where do you stand with both the buyer and end user.
7. What type of contract is anticipated and is there follow-on potential?
8. Who are the potential competitors and competitive teams? How do they rank in the customers mind?

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Is it necessary to have all of this information before you decide to bid? Probably not but the more you know initially and the sooner the information is refined and updated the more time you will have to make contingencies or take corrective action in your overall approach. It may also save you both the tangible and intangible costs of submitting a second rate response. How many steps would you blindly take toward the edge of a cliff in a dense fog?

Vitamin Deficiency And Acne

In today’s fast food society, it is no wonder that diet is such an extreme issue. It is almost impossible for anybody to maintain a healthy diet now-a-days. Health organizations estimate that only 10-20% even consume the recommended amounts of the most important vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. This is a startling low number and simply results from the fact that a healthy diet is very hard to maintain.

In order to be able to maintain a healthy body and in order to be able to have clear, healthy, acne free skin, it is important to consume the recommended amount of many crucial vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. However, diet alone often falls short of this. Fast foods don’t contain many vitamins and minerals in the first place, people usually don’t have time to try and prepare full, healthy, rounded meals, and even the foods purchased in stores now have many of their vitamins and minerals taken out of them in order to help them stay fresh longer.

For these reasons, it is often necessary to look elsewhere in order to get the right amounts of vitamins and minerals each day. Foods and diet will almost always still lead to some short of deficiency, no matter how careful one tries to be, and therefore it become necessary often times to look to supplements in order to fill the gap. Supplements can be extremely helpful in ensuring the body receives the vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.

Supplements are not a bad thing and are not some sort of “short cut.” Many people think they are cheating themselves by taking a vitamin supplement but this simply isn’t so. Most one-a-day vitamin supplements are extremely useful for the simple fact that they will help to provide the body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. People also worry about then consuming too much of certain vitamins and minerals due to the combination of the supplement and eating. Again, this is almost never a problem since the supplements only provide the minimum recommended amounts each day, meaning that there is plenty of ceiling room left above that.

When foods and dieting simply aren’t cutting it, it is good to look for a vitamin supplement. Your body needs the vitamins and minerals and to deprive it of them would be extremely unhealthy.