10/30/14

We Started Using Business SMS Text Message Alerts For Employees

Text messaging to connect with employees is a very efficient as well as effective. It is personal and it not very expensive since a business will use bulk SMS messaging. In the next few years mobile phones are expected to exceed the population of people. This means that a business that uses business SMS text message alerts to communicate with its employees will be staying ahead of the curve. Text messaging is becoming the main source of connection all over the world.

Texting have made things very simple for businesses. They not only communicate with their employees but also with their customers and suppliers. SMS messaging have surpassed emails and this is because they have dramatically higher open rates than emails. Texting is cost effective compared to other forms of outreach. Businesses use SMS text messaging for various reasons;

Alerts

Emergency alerts are one of the main reasons as to why businesses have decided to use SMS texting to connect with their employees. If there is a problem at work like a water main burst of if power goes off during the middle of night, you can use SMS to reach to the employees because there is no surety that they will check their emails in the morning. Using SMS text messaging, you will be sure that almost all employees will open and read the text message.

Company announcements

Trying to gather all your employees together in a conference room in order to make announcements distracts them from their work. It also lowers productivity due to all the time wasted trying to gather them together and making all the announcements. In addition, there is the risk of not communicating in the proper way which means information will not be passes along appropriately. Similarly, business emails can easily get overlooked in bulging inboxes. Announcements can be best done through the use of the business SMS text message alerts service . SMS offers all the speed a business needs in communing rapid fire changes. These include new changes in the pricing of commodities or the introduction of new products and services.

Motivation

SMS test messaging can be the best method to use to ensure that all your employees feel motivated. Everyone likes an inspirational quote or thought to inspire him or her all throughout the day. A quick SMS that is both affordable and reliable that announces the outstanding productivity by an individual or even an entire department is an ideal way of boosting the morale of your employees. Through this they will feel appreciated and production will increase.

Recruitment

If there is a new member who has been recruited in the business, a lot of time will be spend trying to make introductions to all other workers. In this case it is good to give your employees a head-up with a bulk SMS and they will always have a handy name and job title reference for their person.

Almost all employees keep their phones switched on and with them always. This is one of the main reasons why text communication has become so powerful. SMS texting allows employees to double check and even triple check for clarity of information. One best thing about this is that a text message will never be altered in any way. It will stay the same and it can always be referred to.

10/10/14

Isgros Cannoli’s Italian Market South Philadelphia

So by now you must have heard of Isgros cannoli’s on Christian st at the Italian market in south Philadelphia. No? Well they are only ranked the best cannoli in the country. So what are you waiting for… Get over there.

Seriously, they are good. The Ricotta, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mascarpone or Chocolate Mousse. Oh my goodness does my mouth water just even thinking about the deliciousness. Of course they have plenty of other desserts, but this is what their known for. Surprisingly, they are also very filling. The fist time I went, I got all kinds of cannoli and man was I stuffed.

Well it is a must that you go here or at least to the Italian market in general. All the great cheeses, chocolates, sausage, pizza, olives, salads… Ok let me stop there because I can just keep going and going with more and more items.

Needless to say get your butts down to 10th st and Washington ave to the Italian market in south Philadelphia and see what all the hype is about!

10/5/14

Ice Melt For New Concrete That Won’t Hurt

Environmentally safe ice melter is a new green way of handling slippery ice. Most people use rock salt or other products that contain salt and that’s not good for children, pets, or any surface you put it on. Many people who use salt on ice don’t realize how unhealthy and harmful it is. Rock salt works by heating up when in contact with ice. If in contact with skin or paws it can burn and cause rashes.

Salt leftover can cause damage to surfaces it’s sprinkled on, including salt residue that clings to the bottoms of boots and shoes and is tracked indoors on floors and carpeting. In addition traces of salt can reach our water supplies and poison plants and animals in the wild.

Concrete safe ice melt is very concentrated so you will find you don’t need as much with each use like you would using a salt based ice melter. The heat it creates to melt ice lasts a lot longer than rock salt. One of the best things about safe ice melters over salt based ice melters is that is leaves an ice barrier that lasts up to three days on the surfaces you use it on. This deters ice from sticking to the surface making shoveling easier because you won’t have to chop at the ice to remove it. In fact you can even sprinkle some environmentally safe ice melter on your surfaces before ice and snow can accumulate.

One of winters most dangerous conditions to surfaces is called black ice. This is when ice encases the surface of a walk or road but is not readily visible to the naked eye. So you may think it’s safe to walk and drive as usual but you can soon find yourself sliding out of control. With environmentally safe ice melter you merely chip the surface a bit and sprinkle it over the black ice. This breaks the surface tension and allows to start melting the ice.

If you’re a driver you know how easy it is to get stuck and how difficult it is to get enough traction to move again. You know from experience you need a couple people to help push your vehicle out of that spot. You can ensure that you won’t have that problem if you keep some environmentally safe ice melter in your car for just such an occurence. Some people use cat litter to sprinkle under the tires and while that may work fine at times, it doesn’t dissolve or melt, won’t clear the ice, and will just leave a terrible mess on the surface. Environmentally safe ice melter is hands down the better choice.

Safe Paw can be used anywhere ice can be a problem. It’s safe for pets, children, plants, grass, and surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, and all types of flooring. Remember you don’t need to use as much Safe Paw as you did with salt based substances. If you do find that you’ve used an excessive amount you may find some surfaces can become discolored. If this should happen with surfaces it will fade away after a time being exposed to sun and water. If your grass should brown just water it and it will come back in the spring. If either of these should occur make sure you lesson the amount of Safe Paw you are using. You won’t find a better alternative anywhere on the market.

09/28/14

Dumplings Are Delicious & Easy To Make

dumplingsSo people really try to make cooking dumplings very hard. While it may be one of the easiest things on earth to do. I remember the first time I made them. I was not impressed with my own cooking, which is never the case. So instead of following a recipe, I created my own recipe. And let me tell you these were one thousand times better than the recipe that I got from the Internet.

Something that is so delicate in flavor needs to have delicate flavors that combine in a taste of delightfulness for the pallet. With dumplings there are some main ingredients that go into most dumplings. And you can mix and match how you deem necessary in your dumplings.

The basic ingredients are:

Wonton wrappers

Garlic

Ginger

Green Onions “Scallions”

Napa cabbage (for cooking purposes)

Soy sauce

Rice vinegar

Sesame oil

So simple right? Yes it really is. I talk all these ingredients and just put them in the food chopper. The next list of ingredients will depend on the type of dumplings you wish to make. Keep in mind that when cooking dumplings with meat it is extremely important to get the right balance. Or else the meat will come out with no flavor. This is what happened during my first recipe that I got online and I was pissed. There is quite a bit of prep work involved, but the cooking time is only about ten minutes.

You will need:

Sharp Knife

Food Chopper

Bamboo Steamer

Pan for steamer

Pan for frying

Such simple ingredients do not take much to cook. They are done before you are even ready to set the table. And you can make a ton of them. Now for the meat and or seafood.

Stuff your dumplings with:

Mushrooms

Watercress

Cilantro

Shrimp

Pork

Tofu

Carrots

There are so many great things you can put into dumplings it is really quite amazing. If you like spicy just buy some red pepper chili oil and add it in. Wrapping the dumplings is a bit tedious but is very easy. It becomes tedious because there are so many dumplings to wrap up.

How to Wrap

You literally just take a bowl of water. Dip your fingers into the water and put your wet finger around the edge of the dumpling wrap. Then put in the filling and seal at the way around like ravioli. Place it on top of the leaves of the Napa cabbage that are in the bamboo steamer. Then it ‘s time for cooking. Steam for 10 minutes and then you can eat these little delicious bundles of joy.

06/25/14

Hottest Shoes Out Right Now

shoesHaving fashionable shoes is a lot easier to come buy and more affordable then you would think. Recently I purchased some of the coolest shoes. In fact they are so awesome that I bought 3 pairs of them in different colors. Ebay is my shopping place of choice for shoes.

Ebay is always affordable and you can get styles from around the world. Styles that you may not have thought ever existed before. That is one of the coolest parts about shopping there. So it’s no where near being hard to be fashionable with an original flavor because nobody else will have these styles.

Yep well that’s my secret. Ebay. LOL. To make it even better these shoes, which I think are totally awesome were only twenty dollars. What a deal. Shoes can be so damn expensive sometimes. Nobody wants to spend so much money on something that is just going to get dirty. BUT you better look good wearing it. This is the big dilemma of shoe buying for sure.

This is definitely not the first purchase of shoes at ebay. There have been many more and I have never been let down by the sellers over there. Even if they are from China or some other foreign country. And they come fast.

The wait is pretty short like at maximum 1 week usually. Yes so I get my shoes on ebay and I’m loving it

03/15/14

Big Changes In Philadelphia

Philadelphia has really made quite the turn around over the past few years. We have seen broken down neighborhoods being completely rebuilt one house at a time. Never before have we seen where houses have been completely rebuilt. Of course modified and rehabbed. But never rebuilt.

I remember one specific neighborhood that is called now Northern Liberties, a new hip name for the culture. It used to just be called Girard after the street it is on. I was not even allowed off the doorstep of my dads warehouse. It was so damn bad down there.

In fact one of the first cops episodes was filmed there. It was the one where the guy was in a shop naked and then ran to the back to get a gun and started shooting at the cops. It was nuts! Well that’s just how bad it was there.

However, these days things are a bit calmer. The streets are filled with hipsters and affluent business people. New bars and restaurants all over. And the food truck scene is highly noticeable.

To give you an idea of how run down this place was. You could buy a house there maybe 10 or more years ago for about $30,000. These days a house here costs around half a million. Definitely an amazing turn around for a drug-ridden neighborhood.

That’s not all. It is happening all over Philadelphia. More and more neighborhoods are being completely turned around. I think it is because once people see the progress of the project I spoke of earlier, that they wanted it to happen everywhere. Because let’s face it Philadelphia is not the safest nor cleanest place around. So the people that live there embrace this change and wish for more.

The changes are great and they are amazing for this city, which is now becoming a new young technology hub for America. I am looking forward to seeing more progress throughout the city. It is very exciting for all of us to be able to come out of our homes and smile instead of wanting to crawl back inside because of the surroundings that we once faced.