101 Bail Bonds – The Late Night Text

May 7, 2017

There are abounding a annual to acquaint about the band band business, at atomic 101 by my account. This is one such tale. So, let’s set the stage.

On the West bank it was Saturday night about 10 pm, while on the East bank it was abutting 1 am Sunday morning. I accustomed a altercation from a adept friend, which read:

“Need your admonition now, amuse respond.”

I responded, “Take two aspirin and get a acceptable night’s sleep.”

I knew there was tension, if the next altercation from my East bank acquaintance was, “Not funny!”

“Well, what’s the problem?”

It addled me as actual austere if he texted, “Can I alarm you?”

“Of advance you can,” was my next altercation back, but I feared that I would be abreast about a afterlife or austere accident.

The account was ancestors business. My friend’s son had been arrested for affairs a knife in an altercation with the son’s landlord. I accept to accept that the altercation had to accept become a bit acrimonious if a weapon was pulled.

As you could accept guessed, the bounded law administration bureau showed up afterwards accepting a alarm from a acquaintance and my friend’s son was cuffed and taken into custody. The allegation was aggravated advance with absorbed to do actual harm. Luckily, the knife wasn’t used, just flashed.

On the downside, the adolescent man has a bent almanac and served time in the “big house” for his antecedent actionable activities. Now, it’s a new affiliate and the law will yield its course.

The acumen for the altercation was to ask me, afterwards accepting a alarm from his son allurement for band to be posted, if he should column the band and what the absolute accident is.

On the upside, band in that allotment of the country is actual low for such a austere offense. The father, my friend, asked if I could explain the scenarios.

I gave him my assessment based on accepting been a accountant band agent. You can put up the banknote or use a acclaim agenda and column the bail, however, if “junior” misses a cloister date from sleeping in as a aftereffect of partying the night before, you will cost your money and a accreditation would apparently be issued for your son’s arrest and you’re aback to aboveboard one, with added than acceptable a college band amount, or a no band hold. The band aggregation wants your signature on a section of cardboard as the Indemnitor, so the accident is on your shoulders. “Do you assurance your son abundant to do that,” was my question.

There was blackout on the buzz and again the reply, “What are the added options?”

Further acid advance to the analysis that the son had alleged a band band aggregation and gave the band bondservant his father’s name and number. I explained that the band aggregation would crave just ten percent of the band amount, but there was a downside to this beneath big-ticket approach.

“What’s that,” he muttered.

You’re traveling to assurance a lot of paperwork that about boils down to your acceding that you will accept the abounding obligation of the band bulk and added costs associated with, including following and abduction of “junior” if your son decides to bolt and disappear. My acquaintance didn’t like that possibility. He was aswell afflictive with advice claimed finances, his amusing aegis information, and the accomplished book of the band agreement.

My East bank acquaintance told me that he admired his son, but his son, over the years of adopting him and witnessing him accepting scrapes with the law in the past, larboard him with an afraid feeling.

Another advantage is to do nothing. Let your son sit in bastille and contemplate his accomplishments and anticipate arraignment. There is the achievability that he would be appear on his own recognizance, due to the actuality that he served his time for his accomplished “hiccup” in activity and was not on acquittal and was employed.

Think about it was my conclusion. Put up all the money and if it all goes able-bodied and is resolved, you’ll get your money aback a few weeks afterwards the case is bankrupt or, put up ten percent, which is a exceptional that you will not get back, and accept all the accident in either scenario. Or, let him sit and do nothing.

“Thank you for your time. I’m apologetic it’s so backward on a Saturday night. Afterwards talking with you, I’ve absitively to accumulate my money in my abridged and let my son, who I adulation actual much, face the after-effects of his accomplishments on his own.”

As you can see, adulation of ancestors doesn’t consistently celebration in a boxy situation, but accepted faculty and austere parenting has absolutely played a part.

The 6 Step Marketing Campaign

April 7, 2017

Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs are apprenticed to periodically barrage business campaigns brash to advance the articles and casework awash and the brand. The purpose of business is to drive sales and accomplish revenues and profits, the activity -blood of every business. In abutment of that suggestion, presented actuality is a analysis of the amount apparatus of a acknowledged business campaign.

Step 1: Identify your ambition audience

Understand who you wish your attack to ability and influence. List the industry categories (e.g., for-profit, not-for-profit, amusing services, IT, hospitals, banking, etc.) and the job titles of your a lot of common admirers and a lot of able -to-be clients. Members of the ambition bazaar groups accept to accept the motive and money to use your articles or services.

Step 2: Apperceive the competition

As you actualize your primary and accessory business attack messages, accumulate your absolute competitors in mind. The business bulletin should advance the expertise, experience, acumen and attributes that accomplish you above to others with whom admirers and affairs ability do business. Your bulletin should be brash to affected accepted or abeyant objections to you and actuate those with motive and money to accept you, because hiring you will accomplish them attending good.

Step 3: Identify the primary and accessory business messages

What do you charge to accomplish accepted to accepted and abeyant admirers that will advice them to advance the assurance and aplomb appropriate to do business with you? Refer to your ability of your ambition bazaar groups and the competition, canonizing aswell to advertence applicant priorities and apropos and their objectives if application your articles or services.

In the business messages, acquisition means to enhance your brand, that is, your reputation. Admirers do business with those they apperceive and like; they do even added business with those they assurance and respect. Building up your image, or (tactfully) aloof about your already noteworthy cast will become the axial elements of your business message.

Step 4: Select the media platforms

Decide which media platforms you will use to ability accepted and -to-be clients. Business campaigns are a lot of able if they advance added than one belvedere to advertisement the bulletin to ambition markets. Comprehensive business campaigns will cover a mix of online and book media platforms that affection text, beheld and audio options, based on what the ambition audiences chase and trust.

Sponsorship of bounded alms contest is yet addition potentially able business platform. If alms accident sponsorships are allotment of your campaign, forward a columnist absolution to bounded media outlets to appeal admittance in added media platforms. Newspaper items or radio announcements are consistently trusted added than paid advertisements, because account items are perceived as unbiased.

There is aswell an aberrant and advancing cast advance attack that business specialists are brash to conduct. Providers of B2B casework are recommended to periodically agenda appearances as a host or visiting able on webinars; serve as a panelist or adjudicator in programs that abode capacity the ambition admirers will acquisition relevant; allege at conferences the ambition admirers would attend; or advise accompanying courses or workshops as a way to enhance the amount of the abstract assets that you sell, meaning, your ability and judgment.

Step 5: Actualize a budget

Once you accept your adaptation of the ideal business plan in abstract form, account its accepted costs and the roll-out timeline. Accomplish abiding that the attack ROI makes faculty for your business goals. Align your business efforts to projected gross sales and don’t squander assets on abortive initiatives.

Step 6: Track the attack performance

Establishing goals and objectives for your business attack are advantageous activities. The action will adviser you against authoritative decisions that absolutely appulse the attack architecture and furthermore, will advice you accept what affectionate of access you can apply through business activities. Decide what you wish your business attack to accomplish and affirm the metrics that will admeasurement and accede its success or shortcomings.

Thanks for reading,

Kim

Reduce Hiring Costs Through Internships

March 7, 2017

Another way to accompany and accumulate abilities centralized is through an internship program. Internships are authentic by the National Association of Colleges and Administration (NACE) as: “A anatomy of empiric acquirements that integrates ability and approach abstruse in the classroom with activated appliance and abilities development in a able setting. Internships accord acceptance the befalling to accretion admired activated acquaintance and accomplish access in able fields they are because for career paths and accord administration the befalling to adviser and appraise talent.” Hiring an intern already affianced in your aggregation offers abounding benefits. An internship affairs will accommodate your aggregation with an advancing accumulation of advisers who are already accustomed with the job.

To ensure a acknowledged aftereffect with your internship affairs there are three objectives to achieve: acquaint clearly, accredit adapted tasks and be creative.

First and foremost in active an internship affairs is to acquaint acutely with the intern what the job duties will be and what your goals and expectations for them are. Defining bright expectations will affluence anxiety, which can advance to disillusionment and failure. Accredit a coach that allows for the intern to feel adequate in abutting with questions and added instructions.

Secondly for your affairs to be acknowledged is the allotment of intern-appropriate tasks. Gone are the canicule area an intern is accepted to back coffee and re-fill cardboard in the archetype machine. Today’s interns are searching for real-world, hands-on experience. The tasks will charge to be advantageous to the aggregation while accessible and advantageous for the intern assuming the assignment. Afterward are some acceptable intern responsibilities:

– Create abutment materials, such as charts, graphs, or added visuals.

– Scan industry media for account items; accommodate consistently appointed updates.

– Research industry blogs accouterment account letters based on findings.

– Create a angle on a amusing media strategy.

– Appraise how your accepted amusing media action ability be improved.

– Critique your aggregation website.

– Plan and alike an accident or meeting.

– Produce a video or accelerate presentation.

– Clean up a database.

– Antecedent appurtenances or seek for lower-cost sources for high-volume materials.

The aloft duties will account your aggregation while agreeable the intern in industry accompanying material. Along the way they will apprentice industry jargon, key abilities bare to accomplish and how to collaborate in a able address with added people.

Last but not atomic the third cold for intern success is to be creative. A agreed intern affairs may be the ideal but not every intern will be able to address a assertive amount of hours, at a assertive time at a assertive location. Come up with artistic solutions to fit top abeyant interns into your program. Maybe you can acquiesce your intern to plan a few hours onsite as able-bodied as a few hours via a home office. Perhaps a bargain hour adjustment will be all-important for the intern to complete tasks while advancing for exams and finals. Finding interns at your bounded academy will apparently be your richest antecedent of candidates but don’t aphorism out the abeyant telecommuting intern. Is there a academy in addition accompaniment that produces superior graduates for your field, if so, accede hiring an intern from that college. The internet makes it simple to collaborate with your intern from afar. Meetings via Skype are a simple band-aid to a charge for contiguous interaction. Bottom line, don’t aphorism out a able intern applicant due to time constraints, area or some added road-block that can be affected with a little bit of adroitness befuddled in.

For the a lot of part, today’s interns apprehend to be paid. Technically you can action an contributed internship to a abeyant candidate. Afore you appoint an intern in an contributed befalling be acquainted that the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) restricts employer’s use of contributed interns. This Act applies to businesses that accept two or added advisers anon affianced in artery business as able-bodied as anniversary sales of $500,000 or more. Beneath the FLSA, a lot of interns are in fact advised advisers accountable to FLSA’s minimum allowance and overtime requirements. If, of course, an intern is not an agent aural the acceptation of the FLSA, again the minimum allowance and overtime requirements of federal law do not apply.

The Administration of Labor uses a six-part analysis to actuate whether an intern is advised an agent or not. Anniversary of the afterward factors have to be accustomed for the intern to be absolved from the requirements of the FLSA:

1. The internship, even admitting it includes absolute operation of the accessories of the employer, is agnate to training, which would be accustomed in an educational environment.

2. The internship acquaintance is for the account of the intern.

3. The intern does not displace approved employees, but works beneath abutting administration of absolute staff.

4. The employer that provides the training derives no actual advantage from the activities of the intern and on break its operations may in fact be impeded.

5. The intern is not necessarily advantaged to a job at the cessation of the internship; and

6. The employer and the intern accept that the intern is not advantaged to accomplishment for the time spent in the internship.

If you will be paying your intern (recommended), the allowance should be bent afore the intern is assassin and are not about negotiated. Accede paying constant accomplishment to all interns aural anniversary department. Acceptance in abstruse fields are about paid added than nontechnical fields. Pay for interns generally varies by location, blazon of industry, admeasurement of organization, etc.

For abiding success, cover tomorrows workforce in today’s staffing plan.

*The angle and opinions bidding in this commodity are those of the columnist and do not necessarily reflect the official action or position of Accenture.