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  30. <title>5 Benefits of Using Help Desk Software</title>
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  33. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jeanne San]]></dc:creator>
  34. <pubDate>Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:24:46 +0000</pubDate>
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  38. <description><![CDATA[Running a business can be a rewarding and profitable venture, especially when your company starts to grow and sees an influx of new customers. However, running a successful company also has some downsides, and one of the biggest is keeping up with the amount of work at the help desk. Luckily, there is a solution [&#8230;]]]></description>
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  40. <p>Running a business can be a rewarding and profitable venture, especially when your company starts to grow and sees an influx of new customers. However, running a successful company also has some downsides, and one of the biggest is keeping up with the amount of work at the help desk.</p>
  41.  
  42.  
  43.  
  44. <p>Luckily, there is a solution for that issue, and that’s using a help desk software. </p>
  45.  
  46.  
  47.  
  48. <p>Companies in the 21<sup>st</sup> century can’t succeed without implementing some software of this kind because it makes your business run more smoothly and offers a lot of benefits.</p>
  49.  
  50.  
  51.  
  52. <p>Here are the top five perks of using help desk software.</p>
  53.  
  54.  
  55.  
  56. <h2>It makes the agent’s job easier</h2>
  57.  
  58.  
  59.  
  60. <p class="has-text-align-center"><img width="602" height="601" alt="A customer support agent sitting in front of a computer" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/1fBXKO_k125h-nqwwCPb-mdtrpkSM2TWTeaJqwWGnbwLjKRWCfONe0QRtoOnJN3I6lpk6e33x1UlEEiU7PjloibCTD-gjZc8_n1QJzJTus2TUbSbJ2XukIr6ZKQvUIBi8ZR-yBYP"><br><em>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/mohamed_hassan-5229782/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3613071">mohamed Hassan</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3613071">Pixabay</a> </em></p>
  61.  
  62.  
  63.  
  64. <p>First and foremost, a good<a href="https://www.appypie.com/help-desk/software"> help desk software</a> allows agents to accomplish all of their tasks with much less effort and in less time. </p>
  65.  
  66.  
  67.  
  68. <p>No matter if an agent has to deal with complaints, request for information or service, or deal with an incident, this software allows them to do it only one time.</p>
  69.  
  70.  
  71.  
  72. <p>When a new issue occurs, it’s recorded as a ticket that is assigned to a certain person or team to work on. </p>
  73.  
  74.  
  75.  
  76. <p>When a different user contacts your business for the same reason, those tickets get linked together and passed on to the same team. All of these tickets are monitored at all times.</p>
  77.  
  78.  
  79.  
  80. <p>The software can help agents with a number of their responsibilities, such as:</p>
  81.  
  82.  
  83.  
  84. <ul><li><strong>Capturing and recording all relevant data</strong>. This includes details about all end-user issues such as complaints, incidents, and requests. Aside from capturing this data, the software provides agents with automatic capture from monitoring tools and devices.</li><li><strong>Routing issues to the appropriate agent</strong>. The software is able to manage the transfer of tickets to the appropriate help desk agent or a different employee in the support staff. It also makes the transfer of tickets between agents and teams easy and seamless.</li><li><strong>Managing ticket statuses</strong>. It’s essential to always know the status of a ticket to both customers and agents so they can check on the progress of each ticket at any time. This also allows management to evaluate individual and team performances, as well as have an insight into help desk workloads.</li></ul>
  85.  
  86.  
  87.  
  88. <h2>All agents are more efficient</h2>
  89.  
  90.  
  91.  
  92. <p class="has-text-align-center"><img width="602" height="601" alt="A customer support agent wearing a suit" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/dboTd4U_ut6onm_DojyqwQy_qTTXmJc09G8Gp7rYAQDVpcXphBs5HMNrSLUusBODbGGvmFeY5_9gzi9gtq7QPrTB2bwo12F1lT-Tq43fnK84C_he5xEhE-WM1hWvPLvW1UwAIZB6"><br><em>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/mohamed_hassan-5229782/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3594408">mohamed Hassan</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3594408">Pixabay</a> </em></p>
  93.  
  94.  
  95.  
  96. <p>A good business needs to be efficient and run all of its operations as effortlessly and smoothly as possible. If every component works like a well-oiled machine, you don’t need to worry about unexpected issues.</p>
  97.  
  98.  
  99.  
  100. <p>Help desk software is able to keep your business running smoothly thanks to:</p>
  101.  
  102.  
  103.  
  104. <ul><li>Categorization</li><li>Service level management</li><li>Prioritization</li><li>Automated routing</li><li>Escalation capacities</li></ul>
  105.  
  106.  
  107.  
  108. <p>A help desk is a centralized location where all communication between your customers and customer service occurs, which means it’s one of the most important operations in your company. Without satisfied customers, you won’t be able to stay in business and make a profit.</p>
  109.  
  110.  
  111.  
  112. <p>Since customers can contact a business in many different ways, it’s easy for some of that information to be misplaced if you don’t have a proper tactic to keep up with all communication channels.</p>
  113.  
  114.  
  115.  
  116. <p>When you use help desk software, all communication logs with customers get sent to one place. No matter if the customer contacts you through your website portal, a chatbot, email, or telephone, your software will create a ticket and send it to the same place.</p>
  117.  
  118.  
  119.  
  120. <p>From there, agents will be able to efficiently and correctly log and analyze tickets and even monitor the progress of each individual ticket as well as the customer’s help desk history.</p>
  121.  
  122.  
  123.  
  124. <h2>It’s easy to have agents on the same page</h2>
  125.  
  126.  
  127.  
  128. <p class="has-text-align-center"><img width="602" height="268" alt="Three customer support agents" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/6U6t_FpH7_oj-JOQCue8XkMQYJuCV3MYPtlA1N2WRhsk106F3nOu1M3wAiaFcsFuS1MuUihHI0f4J3cqqyCmRB0vY9pMfTLSNW2Dhq7Exs2wsRkACqzzQo-mplk2ECPaw37IgFuC"><br><em>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=2537390">Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=2537390">Pixabay</a> </em></p>
  129.  
  130.  
  131.  
  132. <p>Really, there is no excuse for bad or slow customer service. People who don’t receive good customer service often don’t want to do business with a company. In fact, 78% of customers have backed out of a purchase because of poor customer experience.</p>
  133.  
  134.  
  135.  
  136. <p>If you want to keep your customers, you need to provide them with a seamless experience across all platforms. You can create this kind of experience when all of your agents are on the same page at all times and have all the necessary information readily available.&nbsp;</p>
  137.  
  138.  
  139.  
  140. <p>Issues can arise when multiple agents work in different shifts, as communication can easily get postponed or lost. </p>
  141.  
  142.  
  143.  
  144. <p>When that happens, customers need to wait for their answer longer than necessary, which will certainly cause dissatisfaction.</p>
  145.  
  146.  
  147.  
  148. <p>With help desk software, you can add private actions to tickets. These actions will only be visible to agents and will allow your employees to communicate within a ticket. This way, you can ensure all team members can view and respond to tickets.</p>
  149.  
  150.  
  151.  
  152. <h2>Agents are able to interface with other IT service management processes</h2>
  153.  
  154.  
  155.  
  156. <p class="has-text-align-center"><img width="602" height="425" alt="A ball with the word customer surrounded by cables" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/xwZP48aEahrNba1mzM4x-JEnUqiOF_2_bRZ9yzkfuS-oO4aXmT77oswoIxdLu-NU9gSe-lL-jN9kgweHts-FEz2icQck7tDumIU_CQL-F0u89w4IPt7CpR0HAHsRV5llxNSE3vus"><br><em>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=563972">Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=563972">Pixabay</a> </em></p>
  157.  
  158.  
  159.  
  160. <p>There are certain IT service management processes that customer service agents need to be aware of if they want to run their operations smoothly. For example, agents need to be aware of errors, processes, issues, and information on upcoming and recent changes.</p>
  161.  
  162.  
  163.  
  164. <p>What’s even more important, an<a href="https://www.appypie.com/help-desk/software"> IT service desk</a> can provide agents with key sources of data and information in two different ways.</p>
  165.  
  166.  
  167.  
  168. <ul><li><strong>Interfacing with the configuration management database. </strong>This will allow agents to get relevant information about all of their calls immediately. This includes information about the person who is calling, their location, as well as available hardware and software, and their technical skill levels.</li><li><strong>Joining up with knowledge management</strong>. This provides agents and automatic systems with information that allows them to come to the correct solution quickly.</li></ul>
  169.  
  170.  
  171.  
  172. <h2>Customers are able to keep track of their issues</h2>
  173.  
  174.  
  175.  
  176. <p class="has-text-align-center"><img width="602" height="401" alt="a girl typing on a laptop" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/lUPjcbqKtjDnYJXbm8J-50YqlqC-c8vqABKQvkxEsgRwdUF9uG8Wi4S2hE-f6HACMTXnNwaS5iINH8KlAdUfMw6towompMsThJetFtbnHlyzWb9Hu6kOZOaUYz1JFpRDc9p8dwh3"><br><em>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/janeb13-725943/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1185626">Welcome to all and thank you for your visit ! ツ</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1185626">Pixabay</a> </em></p>
  177.  
  178.  
  179.  
  180. <p>A help desk software tool doesn’t only provide your business with benefits, but it can be beneficial to the customer as well, especially when they have a problem or issue that takes longer to solve.</p>
  181.  
  182.  
  183.  
  184. <p>When a customer contacts your help desk to report an issue, a ticket is created and a number is assigned to that ticket so the customer has some kind of reference. </p>
  185.  
  186.  
  187.  
  188. <p>With the help of your software, you can keep track of the ticket which will be stored in a database until the issue is resolved.</p>
  189.  
  190.  
  191.  
  192. <p>If the same customer contacts a support agent again to check on that issue, the agent will be able to provide them with a quick resolution thanks to this ticket. </p>
  193.  
  194.  
  195.  
  196. <p>They&#8217;ll also be able to see different tickets with the same issue to determine if the customer’s issue is chronic.</p>
  197.  
  198.  
  199.  
  200. <p>It’s important to locate chronic issues because agents will be able to give it more attention and importance so they can find a permanent solution.</p>
  201.  
  202.  
  203.  
  204. <p>You can also use your help desk software to set up automated email correspondence which can enable the customer to always be informed about the status of their ticket. </p>
  205.  
  206.  
  207.  
  208. <p>This way, your software is facilitating self-service for customers, thus significantly reducing the agents’ workloads.</p>
  209.  
  210.  
  211.  
  212. <h2>Final thoughts</h2>
  213.  
  214.  
  215.  
  216. <p>Customer service is something every business needs to take seriously. While there are some<a href="https://www.feedster.com/uncategorized/8-rules-of-customer-service-every-brand-should-follow/"> customer service rules</a> you should follow, that won’t be enough in this fast-paced world, especially if you have a large number of customers.</p>
  217.  
  218.  
  219.  
  220. <p>Don’t allow your help desk agents to become overwhelmed with a mountain of calls from customers. </p>
  221.  
  222.  
  223.  
  224. <p>Instead, use help desk software. It will allow your business to grow, your agents will be able to tackle issues more efficiently, and customers will be satisfied with your company.</p>
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  230. <title>The Benefits of Graphics and Customized Detailing for Businesses</title>
  231. <link>https://www.feedster.com/business/the-benefits-of-graphics-and-customized-detailing-for-businesses/</link>
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  233. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jeanne San]]></dc:creator>
  234. <pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:51:17 +0000</pubDate>
  235. <category><![CDATA[Business]]></category>
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  237.  
  238. <description><![CDATA[Through graphics, print, and custom detailing, you can easily take your business and customers&#8217; overall experience to the next level. Eye-catching venue graphics, retail signage, custom details, and elements that showcase what your business is about can make all the difference. This is especially true when you have storefront windows or empty spaces that aren&#8217;t [&#8230;]]]></description>
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  240. <p>Through graphics, print, and custom detailing, you can easily take your business and customers&#8217; overall experience to the next level. Eye-catching venue graphics, retail signage, custom details, and elements that showcase what your business is about can make all the difference. </p>
  241.  
  242.  
  243.  
  244. <p>This is especially true when you have storefront windows or empty spaces that aren&#8217;t being utilized to their full potential. </p>
  245.  
  246.  
  247.  
  248. <p>Remember, first impressions and innovative marketing matter—these two things alone have a significant impact on your bottom line. </p>
  249.  
  250.  
  251.  
  252. <p>Thus, whether you need a custom paint job for your vehicle/fleet or <a href="https://www.craftsmenind.com/">Craftsmen IND</a> environmental and architectural graphics, you should seriously consider sprucing up your brand&#8217;s visual appeal. </p>
  253.  
  254.  
  255.  
  256. <p>These minor changes won&#8217;t only pay for themselves in the long run, but they also provide quite a few benefits for your business. With that being said, here are a few reasons why graphics and customized detailing benefit retailers and other companies.</p>
  257.  
  258.  
  259.  
  260. <h2><strong>Effortless and affordable</strong></h2>
  261.  
  262.  
  263.  
  264. <p>One of the main benefits of utilizing graphics and custom detailing is the cost. Most graphics are relatively inexpensive and can be installed/applied in an instant. </p>
  265.  
  266.  
  267.  
  268. <p>Take window or venue graphics. In less than a few hours, you can reinvigorate your brand and display what you have to offer to customers in a fresh way. </p>
  269.  
  270.  
  271.  
  272. <p>Moreover, custom detailing is typically less expensive than getting a brand-new vehicle or fleet, and hoping it conveys your message without any new features. </p>
  273.  
  274.  
  275.  
  276. <p>Likewise, in only a few days, a vehicle can be painted to your liking. As a result, the improvements to your brand and fleet are practically instant. </p>
  277.  
  278.  
  279.  
  280. <p>Furthermore, if you&#8217;re looking to display current promotions or new services, choosing to do so this way means you don&#8217;t have to pay for additional marketing. Instead, word-of-mouth advertising will do the job for you, thanks to your new graphics/detailing.</p>
  281.  
  282.  
  283.  
  284. <h2><strong>Brand recognition</strong></h2>
  285.  
  286.  
  287.  
  288. <p>Along those same lines, having the noticeable window or front lobby graphics will make your brand stand out. Similarly, if you paint your transportation truck a vibrant color, you can be sure that people will remember who you are. </p>
  289.  
  290.  
  291.  
  292. <p>This is obviously important for business because brand recognition leads to brand awareness. Brand awareness allows your customers to be more comfortable and familiar with your company. </p>
  293.  
  294.  
  295.  
  296. <p>Thus, when faced with the choice between you and your competitor, people are more likely to choose to work with you or go with your product over the brand they don&#8217;t know that well. </p>
  297.  
  298.  
  299.  
  300. <p>This is also known as brand preference, which often leads to <a href="https://marketbusinessnews.com/financial-glossary/brand-loyalty/">brand loyalty</a>. Any marketing guru will tell you that brand preference and commitment keep people coming back for more.</p>
  301.  
  302.  
  303.  
  304. <h2><strong>Saves time and money</strong></h2>
  305.  
  306.  
  307.  
  308. <p>Going with custom detailing and graphics also saves you time and money. For instance, traditional signage typically requires a permit, especially if you want to place it on the sidewalk. </p>
  309.  
  310.  
  311.  
  312. <p>What’s more, most cities have set forth size limitations, on top of everything else. All of these things need to be taken care of just to put up a sidewalk banner or sign, meaning you&#8217;ll have to spend more money. </p>
  313.  
  314.  
  315.  
  316. <p>Furthermore, waiting for the city to approve your permit takes time. With window or venue graphics or a fleet wrap, you don&#8217;t have to spend the additional time waiting for the go-ahead or come up with the permit costs. </p>
  317.  
  318.  
  319.  
  320. <p>Even if you&#8217;re not looking to put up a sign, most marketing strategies or advertisements are multi-layered when it comes to costs. This means you could be spending hundreds of dollars or more regularly just to get some exposure.</p>
  321.  
  322.  
  323.  
  324. <h2><strong>Directs your customers</strong></h2>
  325.  
  326.  
  327.  
  328. <p>Additionally, if your business is a retail store, graphics and signage can help direct your customers to the right door, aisle, or section. In today’s uncertain times, all those social distancing signs and graphics on the floor are literally keeping your customers safe. </p>
  329.  
  330.  
  331.  
  332. <p>Just stop in any grocery store, and you&#8217;ll see people walking past paper signs without even looking at them. But then, when it&#8217;s time to check out, everyone is mindful of their designated spot in line, thanks to attention-grabbing signage. </p>
  333.  
  334.  
  335.  
  336. <p>Moreover, window graphics for entrances help keep foot traffic moving in the right direction and help customers remember where they parked. In fact, go into any retailer or store and look at the amount of venue graphics that make everyday life run smoothly. It will astound you.</p>
  337.  
  338.  
  339.  
  340. <h2><strong>Enhances the view</strong></h2>
  341.  
  342.  
  343.  
  344. <p>Yet another benefit of window/venue graphics is their ability to enhance the view. For example, if your store is across anything with less than optimal curb appeal, you can control what your customer sees while shopping. </p>
  345.  
  346.  
  347.  
  348. <p>Nearby dumpsters, ongoing construction, or whatever it may be can be concealed with the right window display. </p>
  349.  
  350.  
  351.  
  352. <p>However, even if the view from your store is pristine, your windows can still be utilized to show people passing by what your business is about, as well as what sales are happening now. </p>
  353.  
  354.  
  355.  
  356. <p>Furthermore, if you have a larger retail space with several windows or maybe a store located on a corner, venue graphics can direct people to your store or the main entrance. </p>
  357.  
  358.  
  359.  
  360. <p>Likewise, if you&#8217;re doing some remodeling and don&#8217;t want that to be the first thing people see or wish to inform the public about your new hours, window graphics can help.</p>
  361.  
  362.  
  363.  
  364. <h2><strong>Creates privacy</strong></h2>
  365.  
  366.  
  367.  
  368. <p>Similarly, if you need to create privacy, even within your building, you can. Graphics in open office buildings can allow natural light to come in without exposing everyone to harsh rays from the sun all day long. </p>
  369.  
  370.  
  371.  
  372. <p>Other common office building quick fixes include privacy in glass offices, adding texture to walls, glass doors, and so on. You can even add a little mystery to bars, dining booths, spas, hotel lobbies, areas of the gym, and more. </p>
  373.  
  374.  
  375.  
  376. <p>In general, graphics and custom detailing can be more than an advertising tool. You can improve your business&#8217; overall ambiance with works of art that are visually appealing as well. </p>
  377.  
  378.  
  379.  
  380. <p>However, despite the endless design possibilities, this additional privacy doesn&#8217;t have to be in vain. Any space you can add window films or visibility blockers is a space you can use for promotion.</p>
  381.  
  382.  
  383.  
  384. <h2><strong>Free promotion</strong></h2>
  385.  
  386.  
  387.  
  388. <p>As briefly mentioned, there&#8217;s no reason for you to spend thousands of dollars on signage or ad space if you don&#8217;t need to. Remember, your sales, promos, and events can all be highlighted in or on your building. </p>
  389.  
  390.  
  391.  
  392. <p>This saves you the additional marketing expense. Plus, it allows your employees to focus on the task at hand, instead of going over the latest promotion details every five minutes. </p>
  393.  
  394.  
  395.  
  396. <p>Nonetheless, if you prefer traditional marketing tactics, utilizing your company space simultaneously will only further drive home your message with your loyal customers and clients.</p>
  397.  
  398.  
  399.  
  400. <h2><strong>Double the exposure</strong></h2>
  401.  
  402.  
  403.  
  404. <p>With free promotion also comes the opportunity for double exposure. When selecting your window graphics, consider your double-sided options. </p>
  405.  
  406.  
  407.  
  408. <p>If you have a retail store in a mall, perhaps this is a perfect chance to entice your current customers while attracting new ones. Doubling your exposure is a great way to motivate customers to return for semi-annual sales, holiday specials, or events later in the season. </p>
  409.  
  410.  
  411.  
  412. <p>If you&#8217;re interested in this extra exposure, keep in mind that double-sided graphics should be opaque and simplistic, so you get your message across clearly.</p>
  413.  
  414.  
  415.  
  416. <h2><strong>Generate curiosity</strong></h2>
  417.  
  418.  
  419.  
  420. <p>Well-executed graphics and detailing are also a great way to generate curiosity. If the design grabs people&#8217;s attention, they will be more likely to stop to see what you have to offer as an establishment.&nbsp; </p>
  421.  
  422.  
  423.  
  424. <p>Furthermore, if there&#8217;s a certain level of mystery or mystique to your design, you&#8217;ll be surprised at how many people who wouldn&#8217;t normally venture into your store decide to come in. </p>
  425.  
  426.  
  427.  
  428. <p>This same logic applies to an impressive detailing job that also mentions your website or social media accounts.&nbsp;</p>
  429.  
  430.  
  431.  
  432. <h2><strong>Highlight your digital marketing</strong></h2>
  433.  
  434.  
  435.  
  436. <p>Speaking of your website and social media accounts, the more chances you have to highlight your digital marketing, the better. Make sure you take advantage of this bonus. </p>
  437.  
  438.  
  439.  
  440. <p>Potential customers like to look at your website, Instagram, Facebook, and online reviews in today&#8217;s world. Therefore, it only makes sense to offer this information when you can. </p>
  441.  
  442.  
  443.  
  444. <p>Add some catchy hashtags while you&#8217;re at it, and don&#8217;t forget to provide QR codes for upcoming events. A well-placed QR code can be quickly scanned via a smartphone.</p>
  445.  
  446.  
  447.  
  448. <h2><strong>Final Thought</strong></h2>
  449.  
  450.  
  451.  
  452. <p>Ultimately, with so many benefits, there really is no reason not to invest in window/venue graphics, custom detailing, and more. What are you waiting for? Make your business pop and increase your sales with ease. </p>
  453.  
  454.  
  455.  
  456. <p>Whether you have a few ideas in mind or would just like a quote, reach out to a Craftsmen Industries specialist in your area today. </p>
  457.  
  458.  
  459.  
  460. <p>An expert team member can assist you with any design questions you may have, schedule a consultation for you, or simply brainstorm design ideas.</p>
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  466. <title>Why You Should Consider Setting Up a Business in the Hot Tub Industry</title>
  467. <link>https://www.feedster.com/business/why-you-should-consider-setting-up-a-business-in-the-hot-tub-industry/</link>
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  470. <pubDate>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:20:30 +0000</pubDate>
  471. <category><![CDATA[Business]]></category>
  472. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235672</guid>
  473.  
  474. <description><![CDATA[If you are interested in the health and wellness industry and have a particular interest in wet leisure, then you should consider setting up a business in the hot tub industry. Hot tubs are versatile luxury items that can be enjoyed at home and on a trip to the spa. They are great for social [&#8230;]]]></description>
  475. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  476. <p>If you are interested in the health and wellness industry and have a particular interest in wet leisure, then you should consider setting up a business in the hot tub industry. </p>
  477.  
  478.  
  479.  
  480. <p>Hot tubs are versatile luxury items that can be enjoyed at home and on a trip to the spa. They are great for social events, spending time with the family, date nights, and alone time. </p>
  481.  
  482.  
  483.  
  484. <p>Most people love a hot tub, so today, we will be taking a look at why you should look into setting up a hot tub business.</p>
  485.  
  486.  
  487.  
  488. <h2>Wet Leisure Market is Growing</h2>
  489.  
  490.  
  491.  
  492. <p>There is no point in getting into a business that hasn’t seen any positive growth in recent years, so doing your research into the hot tub industry is essential before setting up a business in this field. </p>
  493.  
  494.  
  495.  
  496. <p>However, today we are looking at the reasons you should set up a business in the hot tub industry, and one very big reason to do this is that there has been a very positive market growth for the UK wet leisure business. </p>
  497.  
  498.  
  499.  
  500. <p>There has been a lot of uncertainty since the BREXIT announcement in 2017 and there has been a lot of worry about how this will affect UK businesses. </p>
  501.  
  502.  
  503.  
  504. <p>The initial impact on the economy wasn’t great, but since then, the market for hot tubs, pools, sauna, steam, spas, and wellness services has continued to grow, which will give your market confidence if you choose to go into this industry.</p>
  505.  
  506.  
  507.  
  508. <h2>There Are Many Potential Fields</h2>
  509.  
  510.  
  511.  
  512. <p>Before you choose to set up a company in the hot tub industry, you will need to consider what the best field would be for you and your knowledge. </p>
  513.  
  514.  
  515.  
  516. <p>The first option to consider is the sale and distribution of hot tubs to spas and households. This business would be highly profitable, but you would need to look into a way to make your business stand out. </p>
  517.  
  518.  
  519.  
  520. <p>Another potential field you could consider would be offering advice and repair services to customers. You could target people who have hot tubs at home, or larger companies, like spas or leisure facilities, or even hot tub manufacturers. </p>
  521.  
  522.  
  523.  
  524. <p>If you chose this route, then you would need some knowledge of hot tub issues and repairs. Another field you could consider going into is your own spa or leisure facility or a renting service.</p>
  525.  
  526.  
  527.  
  528. <h2>Market Research is Great Fun</h2>
  529.  
  530.  
  531.  
  532. <p>One of the best things about setting up a hot tub business is that you get to have fun during your market research. Whether you are selling it, renting it or advising people on it, in order to succeed in any industry, you need to know your product or service. </p>
  533.  
  534.  
  535.  
  536. <p>This means that you can explore a variety of hot tub facilities and try out different types of hot tubs. If you need a place to start out your market research, you should consider taking a trip to <a href="https://www.oasisleisure.com/">Oasis Leisure</a>. </p>
  537.  
  538.  
  539.  
  540. <p>Here, you will be able to explore the secret and luxury behind energy-efficient and self-cleaning hot tubs at this hydro pool hot tub and swim spa in Ireland. </p>
  541.  
  542.  
  543.  
  544. <p>As well as gaining knowledge, you will be able to see and enjoy the benefits of using a hot tub, which you will be able to use to your advantage when setting up a business in the hot tub industry.</p>
  545.  
  546.  
  547.  
  548. <h2>Hot Tubs Are Very Diverse</h2>
  549.  
  550.  
  551.  
  552. <p>Hot tubs have become extremely diverse. Nowadays, there are so many different types of hot tubs that there will be one to suit everyone’s needs. </p>
  553.  
  554.  
  555.  
  556. <p>For example, if you want a hot tub and care about the environment, then you could consider purchasing an energy-efficient hot tub that has been built from recycled or sustainable materials. </p>
  557.  
  558.  
  559.  
  560. <p>Modern-day hot tubs come with many features that improve your experience of owning a hot tub. Some of the features that come with a hot tub can also make it easier for spa and leisure facilities to run and maintain them with ease. </p>
  561.  
  562.  
  563.  
  564. <p>Whatever field you choose to go into, you need to make sure that you are fully aware of all the models out there to help your business stand out and succeed.</p>
  565.  
  566.  
  567.  
  568. <h2>Everyone Loves a Hot Tub</h2>
  569.  
  570.  
  571.  
  572. <p>The great thing about a hot tub business is that you will be able to reach a huge target market, as everyone loves a hot tub. They are extremely popular items for people’s back gardens and offer many benefits to its users. </p>
  573.  
  574.  
  575.  
  576. <p>They&#8217;re <a href="https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Hot-Tub">easy to look after</a> and there are many different versions of hot tubs, such as inflatable ones, which can be moved and relocated easily around the garden. </p>
  577.  
  578.  
  579.  
  580. <p>They don’t take up loads of space and require the time and effort that a pool requires to install. Hot tubs can be energy efficient, so they won’t be too expensive to run.&nbsp; </p>
  581.  
  582.  
  583.  
  584. <p>Some models are self-cleaning, making them easy to maintain. You can purchase hot tubs with LED lighting, installed speakers, and other special features, making them a great addition to any garden party or relaxing evening.</p>
  585.  
  586.  
  587.  
  588. <h2>They Can Always Be Used</h2>
  589.  
  590.  
  591.  
  592. <p>A great thing about a hot tub is that they can be used all year round, so customers will get the most out of their product when they purchase it. </p>
  593.  
  594.  
  595.  
  596. <p>They are also affordable, <a href="https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hot-tubs-safety">offer health benefits</a>, easy to maintain and are great for people of any age or gender, they can also be used by families or elderly people, which means most households will have an open mind about purchasing one, whatever time of year it may be. </p>
  597.  
  598.  
  599.  
  600. <p>If you&#8217;re setting up a business to advise users on ways to use and maintain their hot tub or a business that offers advice or a service repairing hot tubs, then you will have customers all year round. </p>
  601.  
  602.  
  603.  
  604. <p>You can even offer a service to a spa or leisure facility that needs their hot tubs taken care of, as these will remain open throughout the year and are popular during the colder months.</p>
  605.  
  606.  
  607.  
  608. <p>Making a profit and owning a successful business while improving the happiness, health, and wellness of people is what you would achieve by going into the hot tub industry.</p>
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  614. <title>How Corporate Executives Can Improve Their Speaking Abilities</title>
  615. <link>https://www.feedster.com/at-work/how-corporate-executives-can-improve-their-speaking-abilities/</link>
  616. <comments>https://www.feedster.com/at-work/how-corporate-executives-can-improve-their-speaking-abilities/#respond</comments>
  617. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Aaron Rudd]]></dc:creator>
  618. <pubDate>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:56:05 +0000</pubDate>
  619. <category><![CDATA[At Work]]></category>
  620. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235660</guid>
  621.  
  622. <description><![CDATA[As a leading corporate executive, you are expected to not only have a great deal of understanding of managing a business, but you will also be expected to have the ability to communicate these ideas to others. Whether you are discussing business trends or management strategies, you will always have a great deal of pressure [&#8230;]]]></description>
  623. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  624. <p>As a <a href="https://www.feedster.com/business-operations/5-corporate-leaders-what-makes-a-great-leader/"><strong>leading corporate executive</strong></a>, you are expected to not only have a great deal of understanding of managing a business, but you will also be expected to have the ability to communicate these ideas to others. Whether you are discussing business trends or management strategies, you will always have a great deal of pressure to ensure that you can speak intelligently about these topics at <a href="https://www.feedster.com/training-and-development/4-reasons-why-a-corporate-event-can-really-improve-your-business/"><strong>events</strong></a> so that your audience can clearly understand you.</p>
  625.  
  626.  
  627.  
  628. <p>Traveling to conventions and trade shows just comes par for the course when it comes to being an executive, which is why it is essential that you develop your speaking skills. Because of how people will perceive you plays such a critical role in the success of your career, you need to put forth a great deal of time in becoming a <a href="https://keynotespeakers.info/corporate-speakers/"><strong>well-respected leader</strong></a> in your industry.</p>
  629.  
  630.  
  631.  
  632. <p><strong>Be Careful Of What You Say</strong></p>
  633.  
  634.  
  635.  
  636. <p>Working in business, you might have realized that you need to be extra careful in wording your ideas and requests so as to not be misunderstood.&nbsp; You cannot just list a bunch of points and expect your audience to understand and heed your recommendations.&nbsp; Communication, including <a href="https://www.thebalancecareers.com/prepare-presentation-to-executives-2275873"><strong>giving a presentation</strong></a>, is a process and you need to understand the technique of getting your ideas across effectively to make you a success.</p>
  637.  
  638.  
  639.  
  640. <p><strong>What Do You Want To Achieve?</strong></p>
  641.  
  642.  
  643.  
  644. <p>As with every presentation, you need to know precisely what you want toachieve with it. Start with the outcome in mind and work your way backward when you prepare your speech.  “Many speakers fail to do that” says Sean Adams with <a href="http://motivationping.com/"><strong>Motivation Ping</strong></a>. “It is always important that you have a goal in mind first and then have the discipline to stay focused towards that goal when speaking.” If the audience is confused; they do not understand where the speaker is taking them with his thoughts and this can cause a great deal of problems for you.</p>
  645.  
  646.  
  647.  
  648. <p><strong>Connect With Your Audience</strong></p>
  649.  
  650.  
  651.  
  652. <p>The audience likes speakers who are exactly like them. It is much more effective to show them that you are not special; you are a normal person without super strength or super intelligence. It is much more effective to promote a system or process that your audience can use and be as successful with it as you are.</p>
  653.  
  654.  
  655.  
  656. <p>You need to know and understand your audience. The more you know about their needs and wants; also their fears, the better. You will be able to give them vivid pictures of how they can achieve their goals; and how they can avoid their biggest fears. This is called the carrot and stick technique and it works beautifully every time, if you do it correctly.</p>
  657.  
  658.  
  659.  
  660. <p><strong>Create A Vision</strong></p>
  661.  
  662.  
  663.  
  664. <p>People love to be part of something bigger, something they can believe in. What they need is guidance, a proven and down trodden path to get there. Very often it is also important to tell them clearly what will happen to them if the goal that you are setting is not reached. Will they lose their business if their goals are not reached? How can you help them overcome adversity when they might feel like throwing in the towel? Your experience can help them overcome many adversities and this is something they will greatly appreciate you for.</p>
  665.  
  666.  
  667.  
  668. <p><strong>Keep It Simple</strong></p>
  669.  
  670.  
  671.  
  672. <p>Business trends and certain terminologies is not the easiest thing to understand for some. Even if you think that by now they must understand your ideas automatically, chances are that some of them are still confused. They still wonder how they will achieve the big goal you dangle in front of them.</p>
  673.  
  674.  
  675.  
  676. <p>Give them the vision you have for their business future, maybe with your company and tell them exactly what three steps they have to take to make it happen for them and for you. Executive public speaking is based on a process to get the message across to the audience. To get them to accept your ideas, you must pave the way with a system, a process that will help them achieve the</p>
  677.  
  678.  
  679.  
  680. <p>success they crave.</p>
  681.  
  682.  
  683.  
  684. <p>Do not put yourself or your company on a pedestal. Give your audience the chance to be the hero by presenting them with the three steps&nbsp; that they can use to achieve the monetary success they crave.</p>
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  689. <item>
  690. <title>4 Products Adventure Travellers Need</title>
  691. <link>https://www.feedster.com/travel/4-products-adventure-travellers-need/</link>
  692. <comments>https://www.feedster.com/travel/4-products-adventure-travellers-need/#respond</comments>
  693. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Ryan Yarbrough]]></dc:creator>
  694. <pubDate>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:50:48 +0000</pubDate>
  695. <category><![CDATA[Travel]]></category>
  696. <category><![CDATA[camera]]></category>
  697. <category><![CDATA[socks]]></category>
  698. <category><![CDATA[towel]]></category>
  699. <category><![CDATA[travel]]></category>
  700. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235668</guid>
  701.  
  702. <description><![CDATA[When you’re travelling and on the go, there are only so many things you can take with you on the trip. For the more rugged travellers who like doing more extreme activities in outdoor destinations, some items are absolute essentials.&#160; Here are a few things every outdoor enthusiast needs. Durable Computers Outdoor travellers like to [&#8230;]]]></description>
  703. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  704. <p>When you’re travelling and on the go, there are only so many things you can take with you on the trip. For the more rugged travellers who like doing more extreme activities in outdoor destinations, some items are absolute essentials.&nbsp;</p>
  705.  
  706.  
  707.  
  708. <p>Here are a few things every outdoor enthusiast needs.</p>
  709.  
  710.  
  711.  
  712. <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-1 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img src="https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Screenshot-2020-07-02-at-00.48.33.png" alt="" data-id="235669" data-full-url="https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Screenshot-2020-07-02-at-00.48.33.png" data-link="https://www.feedster.com/?attachment_id=235669" class="wp-image-235669" /></figure></li></ul></figure>
  713.  
  714.  
  715.  
  716. <h2><strong>Durable Computers</strong></h2>
  717.  
  718.  
  719.  
  720. <p>Outdoor travellers like to take pictures and videos of their feats and achievements. If you just went white water rafting, spelunking, heli-skiing, or even on a cool hike, you likely want to relive the experience for you and your friends. Having a computer that withstands any conditions lets you access and edit your files, and more.</p>
  721.  
  722.  
  723.  
  724. <p>There are <a href="https://www.smallpc.com/prod_sc215ml.php">high performance waterproof computers</a> that fit into a compact, protective chassis that allow you to take them anywhere. Bring your computer on the go without having to worry about wet and dirty conditions or hot and cold environments.</p>
  725.  
  726.  
  727.  
  728. <p>The computer itself has no fan, so there are no moving parts — these things are <em>durable. </em>With 120G SSD, HDMI Video Port, Gigabit Ethernet Port, 3 USB Ports and a waterproof cable set, you’ll have all you need to manage your electronics no matter where you go.</p>
  729.  
  730.  
  731.  
  732. <h2><strong>Portable Travel Towel</strong></h2>
  733.  
  734.  
  735.  
  736. <p>This may seem like a basic piece of equipment, but <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-packable-camp-towels/">travel towels</a> are made of special fabric that help them pack up very small. They also dry very quickly, so you don’t need to wait hours for the moisture to be fully gone before throwing it back in your rucksack. </p>
  737.  
  738.  
  739.  
  740. <p>If you’re in an emergency and it’s cold and wet out, the need to warm up and get dry is essential. Be sure to travel with these portable towels, as it’ll come in handy again and again.</p>
  741.  
  742.  
  743.  
  744. <h2><strong>Proper Socks</strong></h2>
  745.  
  746.  
  747.  
  748. <p>This is another vital but relatively low-tech piece of gear. You need to be feeling good and healthy to be active, and it’s impossible to walk, run, climb or do much else when your feet are sore.</p>
  749.  
  750.  
  751.  
  752. <p>Proper socks help cushion your feet so they’re comfortable, and they also wick away moisture to keep them dry. This prevents the development of things like <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/athletes-foot">athlete’s foot</a>, so travellers can keep exploring.</p>
  753.  
  754.  
  755.  
  756. <h2><strong>Portable Camera</strong></h2>
  757.  
  758.  
  759.  
  760. <p>All tourists love to document their travels, but adventure travellers have very specific feats they need to capture on film, and sometimes the conditions for filming present challenges.</p>
  761.  
  762.  
  763.  
  764. <p>Outdoor enthusiasts don’t want to carry an expensive phone that they rely on for so many things around water or lofty heights. They want a durable, waterproof camera that takes high quality pictures and video, so they can focus on the outdoors instead of worrying that fragile and expensive electronics aren’t broken.</p>
  765.  
  766.  
  767.  
  768. <p>When you’re already out in a remote location, you better have the essential gear you need, or it’ll be too late to get it. Every outdoor enthusiast would love to have a computer built to last in any conditions, as well as specially designed equipment, clothing and technology that lets them document and explore the outdoors safely and comfortably.</p>
  769. ]]></content:encoded>
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  773. <item>
  774. <title>How a Good Payment Solution Can Help Your Company Save Money</title>
  775. <link>https://www.feedster.com/business-process/how-a-good-payment-solution-can-help-your-company-save-money/</link>
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  777. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Guest Post Author]]></dc:creator>
  778. <pubDate>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:06:54 +0000</pubDate>
  779. <category><![CDATA[Business Process]]></category>
  780. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235665</guid>
  781.  
  782. <description><![CDATA[Most business owners loathe charge processing fees. They logically realize that purchasing merchant offerings is no one of a kind than their customers paying them for offerings. But, after making an investment of money and time in beginning or constructing an enterprise, the seemingly excessive fee of credit card gadget and year-to-12 months increase in [&#8230;]]]></description>
  783. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  784. <p>Most business owners loathe charge processing fees. They logically realize that purchasing merchant offerings is no one of a kind than their customers paying them for offerings. </p>
  785.  
  786.  
  787.  
  788. <p>But, after making an investment of money and time in beginning or constructing an enterprise, the seemingly excessive fee of credit card gadget and year-to-12 months increase in fees has a tendency to make each commercial enterprise owner cringe. </p>
  789.  
  790.  
  791.  
  792. <p>A few owners ask themselves, is it even really worth it for me to take something other than cash? </p>
  793.  
  794.  
  795.  
  796. <p>The maximum essential point to preserve in mind is which you do no longer ought to pay outrageously excessive processing fees to accept different varieties of charge. </p>
  797.  
  798.  
  799.  
  800. <p>The most not unusual cause that some merchants enjoy high charges is because they fail to treat payment processing the same way they treat different services.</p>
  801.  
  802.  
  803.  
  804. <p>Such services are just like the “fee of doing business” like some common working like electric powered and internet utilities and these types of expenses.</p>
  805.  
  806.  
  807.  
  808. <h2><strong>Accept More Payment Methods</strong></h2>
  809.  
  810.  
  811.  
  812. <p>it might sound loopy to take on even greater expenses via processing different types of charge like pin and signature debit cards, exams and present cards, but supplying greater fee alternatives each saves you money and will increase your sales over the years. </p>
  813.  
  814.  
  815.  
  816. <p>In fact, this idea is much like paying for apps to power site visitors to a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business">business</a> website.</p>
  817.  
  818.  
  819.  
  820. <p>It enhances productiveness. accepting pin primarily based debit normally expenses less to technique whilst compared to credit score playing cards and signature-based debit. </p>
  821.  
  822.  
  823.  
  824. <p>Offering extra payment options also increases the probability that a person who best wants to pay by using take a look at, as an instance, received spend the cash they deliberate to spend with you some other place. </p>
  825.  
  826.  
  827.  
  828. <p>Gift cards continually convey more visitors and ability repeat clients through the door. as an end result, even though you pay a small fee to procedure every transaction, gift cards reduce promotional and advertising and marketing charges. </p>
  829.  
  830.  
  831.  
  832. <p>An HPS payment solution provides many payment methods that are very reliable and user friendly for the user so they can easily understand these methods. </p>
  833.  
  834.  
  835.  
  836. <p>In today&#8217;s virtual age, card issuers, and acquirers are seeking to gain higher insights into their clients’ behavior, even as shops need to have deeper expertise in their clients&#8217; spending patterns. </p>
  837.  
  838.  
  839.  
  840. <p>On the way to flip payment facts into valuable facts and provide value introduced services, card issuers, aquirer and retailers want to enforce advanced reporting tools that highlight key KPIs. </p>
  841.  
  842.  
  843.  
  844. <p>By providing such dashboards to merchants, acquirers can differentiate their obtaining services.</p>
  845.  
  846.  
  847.  
  848. <p>An HPS power card is designed to show detailed fee records into treasured and without difficulty manipulated management statistics, permitting business to make the proper decisions in a timely way and more <a href="https://www.hps-worldwide.com/your-business/mobile-payment">HPS solution</a>. </p>
  849.  
  850.  
  851.  
  852. <p>The statistics analytics equipment additionally lets in customers to mine, model, and analyze any sub-set of fee and transaction facts at any time and underneath their complete manage. </p>
  853.  
  854.  
  855.  
  856. <p>In case you’ve fought with a net provider issuer over your billing prices to negotiate lower expenses, then you definitely know that negotiating and renegotiating down the road is critical to price-slicing. </p>
  857.  
  858.  
  859.  
  860. <p>It doesn’t rely in case you have already got a service provider account otherwise you’re starting a new commercial enterprise either. always do everything you may to negotiate the exceptional deal feasible. </p>
  861.  
  862.  
  863.  
  864. <p>Research alternatives earlier than you call, ensure which you have given from numerous processors, and then contact the one that you just like the maximum to speak about credit score card processing expenses. So HPS makes it easy for you with many payment solutions.</p>
  865.  
  866.  
  867.  
  868. <h2><strong>About Nexo standards</strong></h2>
  869.  
  870.  
  871.  
  872. <p>nexo standards is an open, international affiliation devoted to disposing of the limitations present in today’s fragmented global card price attractiveness environment. </p>
  873.  
  874.  
  875.  
  876. <p>Situated in Brussels, its members constitute the full spectrum of card payments stakeholders, including acceptors, processors, card schemes, fee provider providers and vendors. </p>
  877.  
  878.  
  879.  
  880. <p>HPS is a multinational employer who is leading provider of digital payment solutions to the financial institutions and card processors and national and local atm switch answers worldwide. </p>
  881.  
  882.  
  883.  
  884. <p>The power card solution &#8211; used by more than 350 issuers, acquiring banks, processors and switches.</p>
  885.  
  886.  
  887.  
  888. <p>It covers the whole electronic charge fee chain and lets in the management of all kinds of playing cards (credit score, debit, pay as you go, business enterprise, constancy, fuel, etc.) through any kind of channel (ATMs, charge terminals, net, cell, and so on.).</p>
  889.  
  890.  
  891.  
  892. <p>The power card answer is utilized in over 85 countries on five continents. HPS has many well-known and reliable customers among which “fortune 500” and “Forbes international&#8217;s major corporations.”</p>
  893.  
  894.  
  895.  
  896. <p>With over 350 customers across eighty-five countries worldwide, HPS has received a recognition as a trailblazer in enabling innovative bills technology. </p>
  897.  
  898.  
  899.  
  900. <p>HPS’ power card platform can system any card kind through any channel protecting the complete fee cost chain. This enforces Nexo’s card fee attractive messaging protocols and specs with the power card platform since it allow HPS to offer a big price saving to its customers.</p>
  901.  
  902.  
  903.  
  904. <p>It does this by doing away with extra charges for every United States in which they function. As an alternative, they may have simply one globally interoperable infrastructure.</p>
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  910. <title>Dr. Oz Explains the Threat of COVID-19 to Vulnerable Populations</title>
  911. <link>https://www.feedster.com/at-work/dr-oz-covid-19-vulnerable-populations/</link>
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  913. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Aaron Rudd]]></dc:creator>
  914. <pubDate>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:14:33 +0000</pubDate>
  915. <category><![CDATA[At Work]]></category>
  916. <category><![CDATA[Health and Wellness]]></category>
  917. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  918. <category><![CDATA[covid-19]]></category>
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  924.  
  925. <description><![CDATA[Remember three months ago when COVID-19 was nothing more than an international whisper? Now, the impact of the coronavirus has only just started to be felt. There’s the immediate travesty, of course, but as businesses reopen and families begin to trend toward some state of normalcy, there’s more to come. The impact of such a [&#8230;]]]></description>
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  927. <p>Remember three months ago when COVID-19 was nothing more than an international whisper? Now, the impact of the coronavirus has only just started to be felt. There’s the immediate travesty, of course, but as businesses reopen and families begin to trend toward some state of normalcy, there’s more to come. The impact of such a pandemic is not only widespread but carries with it a longevity that we, as a society, must be prepared for. Health is everyone’s number one concern. And on the backburner, we have to deal with the eventuality of living in a world that has been touched by COVID-19 and adjusting to the “<a href="http://www.healthtechzone.com/topics/healthcare/articles/2020/05/27/445508-dr-oz-explains-what-new-normal-will-look.htm">new normal</a>.”</p>
  928.  
  929.  
  930.  
  931. <p>To help mitigate the immediate and prolonged effects of the coronavirus, <a href="https://www.sharecare.com/user/dr-mehmet-oz">Dr. Mehmet Oz</a> provides his professional expertise in explaining how we can practice better health and, in turn, fight the unwelcome presence of COVID-19.</p>
  932.  
  933.  
  934.  
  935. <h2><strong>Who Is Dr. Oz?</strong></h2>
  936.  
  937.  
  938.  
  939. <p>Dr. Oz has achieved widespread acclaim over his career. He is known to many as a television personality who first appeared several times on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and now hosts his own broadcast called “The Dr. Oz Show.” However, Dr. Oz is also a <a href="https://www.biography.com/personality/dr-oz">practiced heart surgeon</a>.</p>
  940.  
  941.  
  942.  
  943. <p>The multifaceted professional took inspiration from his father’s surgical career and decided early on that he wanted to follow in his footsteps. After pursuing undergraduate studies at Harvard University, he went on to earn an MBA from The Wharton School and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for his medical degree.</p>
  944.  
  945.  
  946.  
  947. <p>Originally a traditionalist and by-the-books practitioner, Dr. Oz saw his perspective change after one of his patient’s families forbade him to perform a blood transfusion. Their religious reasoning completely changed his view on medicine and inspired him to research and implement natural treatments alongside his traditional Western medical practices. This research and practice paved the way for his book, which he co-wrote with his wife, called “Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future.”</p>
  948.  
  949.  
  950.  
  951. <p><a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/dr-oz-the-good-life/">Dr. Oz</a> is also the founder of the Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His work continues to inspire many and touch the lives of the masses.</p>
  952.  
  953.  
  954.  
  955. <h2><strong>Fighting COVID-19</strong></h2>
  956.  
  957.  
  958.  
  959. <p>One of the greatest challenges in this latest round of doctors versus illness has been trying to figure out how and why certain groups of people are more affected by the virus than others. These efforts have started to pay off. Dr. Oz points to evidence that might explain why African Americans infected with COVID-19 are being hospitalized at a higher rate than other groups of people. A <a href="https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/african-americans-covid-19-more-likely-be-hospitalized-whites">study</a> suggests that there might be some unknown genetic or biological factor contributing to the spike in hospital visits.&nbsp;</p>
  960.  
  961.  
  962.  
  963. <p>The reasoning might even move beyond the primary scope of medicine. With less access to primary care, African Americans might be seeking help at a hospital first. Past negative experiences with health care providers may also be a factor, with people choosing to seek medical attention only when it’s an absolute necessity and, therefore, rushing straight to the emergency room. Additionally, financial circumstances may force someone to continue working and attempting to ignore the symptoms that come along with the virus.&nbsp;</p>
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  970.  
  971.  
  972.  
  973. <p>Regardless, Dr. Oz cuts to the meat of the argument that the study provides: African Americans are suffering from COVID-19 at a rate disproportionate to those of other groups of people. The study also points toward people with pre-existing and chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and lung disease. These conditions are often common in underserved populations.</p>
  974.  
  975.  
  976.  
  977. <p>As the country starts to reopen, Dr. Oz questions what vulnerable people might be able to do to start normalizing their lives. After all, the president’s <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/">“Opening Up America Again”</a> plan still calls for vulnerable groups of people to stay home. Dr. Oz has spent his entire career helping people with chronic conditions, which is why he believes in people’s ability to listen to practical advice and take more stock in basic lifestyle changes as a means of protecting themselves from the virus and, in turn, being able to leave the house again.</p>
  978.  
  979.  
  980.  
  981. <h2><strong>How to Protect Yourself</strong></h2>
  982.  
  983.  
  984.  
  985. <p>Here’s Dr. Oz’s advice for vulnerable people looking to continue living their lives as, around the world, scientists work to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine.</p>
  986.  
  987.  
  988.  
  989. <p>First of all, learning about one’s condition and how simple lifestyle choices can help is crucial. Think of the body as having its own military. However, when that military is distracted by internal issues, it cannot focus on anything external. Thus, an invading enemy like COVID-19 is given a perfect window of opportunity.&nbsp;</p>
  990.  
  991.  
  992.  
  993. <p>Plus, chronic conditions are known to damage the lining of our arteries. When a viral infection enters the body, this becomes extremely problematic. Viral infections can increase blood clotting, which will cause the immune system to overreact and potentially result in a heart attack. The key, says Dr. Oz, is knowing about these things so that actions can be taken to alleviate them.</p>
  994.  
  995.  
  996.  
  997. <h4><strong><em>High Blood Pressure</em></strong></h4>
  998.  
  999.  
  1000.  
  1001. <p>High blood pressure (over 140/90) is being reported by doctors as a major risk factor for those hospitalized by COVID-19. Dr. Oz makes two lifestyle recommendations toward curtailing high blood pressure. The first is simply walking. Particularly with the country reopening, this is a feasible practice, though Dr. Oz maintains that <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2020/06/15/dr-oz-a-message-to-the-vulnerable/">vulnerable people</a> should practice social distancing when doing so.</p>
  1002.  
  1003.  
  1004.  
  1005. <p>A better option, he says, is HIIT (high-intensity interval) training. HIIT training is a form of max-level exercise in short intervals. Its intensity can help reduce the stiffness of artery walls and, in turn, lower the body’s resting blood pressure. It’s strenuous exercise, for sure, but worthwhile.</p>
  1006.  
  1007.  
  1008.  
  1009. <h4><strong><em>Obesity and Diabetes</em></strong></h4>
  1010.  
  1011.  
  1012.  
  1013. <p>Why can losing extra weight help fight COVID-19? Trimming inches off of one’s waistline can reduce blood pressure and prevent inflamed fat cells. With inflamed fat cells comes an inability of the body to fight off infection and, sometimes, complete refusal of a vaccine.&nbsp;</p>
  1014.  
  1015.  
  1016.  
  1017. <p>Dr. Oz’s recommendation for waistlines is less than 37 inches for men and less than 35 inches for women. He recommends cutting back on simple sugars as a way to start losing weight. In conjunction with this, start eating more whole grains, reduce salt intake, and consider incorporating immune-boosting herbs and spices like garlic, turmeric, and ginger. He also encourages women and <a href="https://us.supersmart.com/">men to take the best multivitamins</a> to supplement their diet, improve their health, and keep their bodies in tip-top shape. </p>
  1018.  
  1019.  
  1020.  
  1021. <p>A lot of us also have problems when it comes to snacking. Things like nuts and hummus help reduce later urges, and Dr. Oz emphasizes the necessity of getting rid of dessert from the day’s caloric intake. He also recommends a few high-volume foods (with fewer calories) if the snack craving is hard to shake: watermelon, air-popped popcorn, frozen grapes, and kale.</p>
  1022.  
  1023.  
  1024.  
  1025. <p>Weight management also serves as a powerful force against diabetes. Dr. Oz explains that pre-diabetes affects a third of the U.S. population, without many people ever knowing it. One of the ways to counteract this and possibly prevent full-fledged diabetes is by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.</p>
  1026.  
  1027.  
  1028.  
  1029. <h4><strong><em>Lung Disease</em></strong></h4>
  1030.  
  1031.  
  1032.  
  1033. <p>Pneumonia often shows itself in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, which is why Dr. Oz is adamant that people should do whatever they can to stop smoking and vaping. He shares the same advice with his heart surgery patients leading up to their procedures. Lung disease acts as a brick wall in combating pneumonia, which is why it’s so important – especially now – for people to take care of their lungs.&nbsp;</p>
  1034.  
  1035.  
  1036.  
  1037. <p>Also, this could be the perfect opportunity to break a bad habit. Stop smoking and vaping to fight against COVID-19 and come out on the other side as someone who doesn’t want to touch a cigarette or vape cartridge ever again.</p>
  1038.  
  1039.  
  1040.  
  1041. <h2><strong>Lifestyle Changes for Living in Style</strong></h2>
  1042.  
  1043.  
  1044.  
  1045. <p>There’s a lot left to be seen with <a href="https://thebeet.com/if-you-want-to-reduce-covid-19-complications-change-your-diet-says-dr-oz/">COVID-19</a> and a lot that needs to happen for the world to gravitate back toward normal (or even close to normal). Data must continue to be accurate and definite and show us what we need to know regarding the virus and its presence in our communities. People must unite on a global level, observing the safety guidelines enacted by states and countries and not questioning the need for such practices.&nbsp;</p>
  1046.  
  1047.  
  1048.  
  1049. <p>Data must also trend downward across the board, proving a decline in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths. Also, a vaccine must be created and administered. Despite the formidable amount of time that it takes to develop one, this has become a worldwide priority, with thousands upon thousands of scientists using their collective knowledge to find answers. Until then, Dr. Oz says that the responsibility falls partially on individuals, especially those who might be vulnerable to the malicious effects of COVID-19.&nbsp;</p>
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  1055. <title>Starting Your Own Print on Demand Business</title>
  1056. <link>https://www.feedster.com/business/starting-your-own-print-on-demand-business/</link>
  1057. <comments>https://www.feedster.com/business/starting-your-own-print-on-demand-business/#respond</comments>
  1058. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jeanne San]]></dc:creator>
  1059. <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:50:10 +0000</pubDate>
  1060. <category><![CDATA[Business]]></category>
  1061. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235645</guid>
  1062.  
  1063. <description><![CDATA[What is Print on Demand? Businesses are evolving as time goes by, a lot of services have moved online and it has made our lives more efficient and more convenient. But that’s from the consumer perspective, how about the producers? The idea of print on demand services lessened the risk and capital for businesses that [&#8230;]]]></description>
  1064. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1065. <p><strong>What is Print on Demand?</strong></p>
  1066.  
  1067.  
  1068.  
  1069. <p>Businesses are evolving as time goes by, a lot of services have moved online and it has made our lives more efficient and more convenient. But that’s from the consumer perspective, how about the producers? </p>
  1070.  
  1071.  
  1072.  
  1073. <p>The idea of <a href="https://salesource.io/blog/print-on-demand"><strong>print on demand</strong> services</a> lessened the risk and capital for businesses that are only starting to build their empire.</p>
  1074.  
  1075.  
  1076.  
  1077. <p><strong>Print on demand</strong> gives you the freedom to design your products without worrying about the inventory cost and high capital. Basically, you will partner up with a supplier to print your design on their white-label items to sell it under your own brand. </p>
  1078.  
  1079.  
  1080.  
  1081. <p>Usually, it is a per order basis so you do not need to buy bulk and stock it into your inventory and worry about how long it will take for those items to get sold.</p>
  1082.  
  1083.  
  1084.  
  1085. <p>You will only need to pay for the products once it is sold. Sound good, right?</p>
  1086.  
  1087.  
  1088.  
  1089. <h2><strong>What Items Can Be Sold and How Do I Design It?</strong></h2>
  1090.  
  1091.  
  1092.  
  1093. <p>The type of items depends on what your supplier can offer. It can be t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, baseball caps, blankets, sweaters, and even books. Depending on your brand, it is best to research and request a proposal from different suppliers to get the best rate and the best quality.</p>
  1094.  
  1095.  
  1096.  
  1097. <p>If you are talented in the creative field, you can design your own prints using editing tools such as Photoshop. You can inquire with the supplier, they often offer design services as well. </p>
  1098.  
  1099.  
  1100.  
  1101. <p>Other than that, you can always check freelance platforms, designers offer their services through those. Just make sure to mention that the design is for <strong>print on demand</strong> items so that they can design it with the correct number of pixels in mind.</p>
  1102.  
  1103.  
  1104.  
  1105. <h2><strong>Is It Worth to Try Starting a Print on Demand Business?</strong></h2>
  1106.  
  1107.  
  1108.  
  1109. <p>While it is tempting to go and jump on a <strong>print on demand</strong> business right away, there are many factors you need to consider before putting your savings into this business.</p>
  1110.  
  1111.  
  1112.  
  1113. <p>I will list down the good things, first, the capital needed is lower than the traditional buy-bulk-then-sell business. As mentioned, inventory will not cost you a lot since the printing and <a href="https://salesource.io/blog/is-dropshipping-legal">shipping is the supplier’s concern</a>. </p>
  1114.  
  1115.  
  1116.  
  1117. <p>Second, less time is needed from your side since after the customer placed and paid his order, the responsibility to print and ship is then passed to the supplier. Lastly, after you have the design, you can put it on sale on your website within minutes.</p>
  1118.  
  1119.  
  1120.  
  1121. <p>It’s not all rainbows and butterflies, there are also cons to when it comes to this type of business. Since the printing and shipping are out of your hands, this might be a downside for you if you want to make your customer’s unboxing experience more unique. </p>
  1122.  
  1123.  
  1124.  
  1125. <p>Also, the purchase from the supplier is no longer by bulk which means the price per piece might be higher than if purchased by bulk.</p>
  1126.  
  1127.  
  1128.  
  1129. <p>So, is it worth to try starting your own <strong>print on demand</strong> business? It can be a yes or a no, it depends on your target market. It’s important to create a business plan to research your target customer’s preferences and calculate the risk, then you can start your own business more confidently.</p>
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  1135. <title>Good Tenants Protect Your Investment Rental</title>
  1136. <link>https://www.feedster.com/real-estate/good-tenants-protect-your-investment-rental/</link>
  1137. <comments>https://www.feedster.com/real-estate/good-tenants-protect-your-investment-rental/#respond</comments>
  1138. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Will Robins]]></dc:creator>
  1139. <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:42:48 +0000</pubDate>
  1140. <category><![CDATA[Real Estate]]></category>
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  1142.  
  1143. <description><![CDATA[What is the number one way to protect your investment rental property? More than anything else, the number one way to protect your investment is to seek out good tenants from the beginning. Yes, it helps to have the proper kinds of insurance, vendors, and maintenance contacts lined up but your number one defense against [&#8230;]]]></description>
  1144. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1145. <p>What is the number one way to protect your investment rental property? More than anything else, the number one way to protect your investment is to seek out good tenants from the beginning. </p>
  1146.  
  1147.  
  1148.  
  1149. <p>Yes, it helps to have the proper kinds of insurance, vendors, and maintenance contacts lined up but your number one defense against problems that may crop up is finding the right people before you ever draw up a tenant contract.</p>
  1150.  
  1151.  
  1152.  
  1153. <p>Simply creating an entity such as an LLC to shield you from liability is easy to do, with plenty of <a href="https://www.sundocumentfilings.com/">online resources</a> to help, but this may not be sufficient in the increasingly hazardous landlord-tenant legal environment. </p>
  1154.  
  1155.  
  1156.  
  1157. <p>So how do you find good tenants? And what qualifies an applicant as a “good” tenant?</p>
  1158.  
  1159.  
  1160.  
  1161. <p>You initially want to select from applicants who:</p>
  1162.  
  1163.  
  1164.  
  1165. <ol type="1"><li>Have verifiable employment</li><li>Have a good credit history</li><li>Have paid rent on time and without reminders</li><li>Don’t have eviction in their past</li><li>Can pass a serious background check</li></ol>
  1166.  
  1167.  
  1168.  
  1169. <p>The three most important elements when screening potential tenants are income consistency, credit history, and rental history. These are the three factors you should look at when trying to find good tenants for your property. </p>
  1170.  
  1171.  
  1172.  
  1173. <p>What is income consistency? It’s when a person makes a consistent amount of income every month that is enough to pay the rent. (Rent should ideally be around 30 percent or less of a person’s monthly income.) </p>
  1174.  
  1175.  
  1176.  
  1177. <p>If you know someone’s monthly income, their past rental history, and their recent credit history, this should help you make a financially sound decision when it comes to offering a lease agreement.</p>
  1178.  
  1179.  
  1180.  
  1181. <p>Obviously you can do the legwork yourself when it comes to screening each applicant, but beware of falling afoul of the various <a href="https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_act_overview">federal laws</a> that protect against discrimination, and check your own state laws too.</p>
  1182.  
  1183.  
  1184.  
  1185. <p>You should definitely consider using a professional <a href="https://www.landlordstation.com/tenant-screening">tenant screening</a> service if you are really serious about protecting your rental investment. These companies exist to check people’s backgrounds, past rental histories, credit histories, and more. </p>
  1186.  
  1187.  
  1188.  
  1189. <p>You can even investigate a person’s background beyond the typical credit check to find out if there have been any evictions in multiple states.</p>
  1190.  
  1191.  
  1192.  
  1193. <p>The full employment history of the applicant, national criminal reports, court records, and the like. How shallow or deep you look at each applicant is up to you.</p>
  1194.  
  1195.  
  1196.  
  1197. <p>Some prospective tenants not only lie about their history, but they also take on a false identity to carry the lie through. </p>
  1198.  
  1199.  
  1200.  
  1201. <p>Be aware of <a href="https://www.naahq.org/news-publications/units/june-2019/article/synthetic-fraud-how-identify-respond-prevent-it">synthetic fraud</a>, which involves using merging false personal data with real data &#8211; a stolen Social Security number from a child or of a deceased person.</p>
  1202.  
  1203.  
  1204.  
  1205. <p>For example, mixed with real information may pass a superficial check. This type of fraud is on the increase, and since the shutdown of the American economy in 2020, with the numerous evictions that will probably result from this, we can expect to see a rise in fraudulent applications. </p>
  1206.  
  1207.  
  1208.  
  1209. <p>Even a good tenant who will pay the rent may have come in on a lie if their true identity was not rent-worthy. Sooner or later, this may bite you.</p>
  1210.  
  1211.  
  1212.  
  1213. <p>In addition to the background checks, be sure to call each applicant’s references to verify they are all reasonable and valid. What is a legitimate reference? </p>
  1214.  
  1215.  
  1216.  
  1217. <p>Legitimate references will be the applicant’s apartment building, single-family home, or other living spaces that are professionally run and operated by a company or business owner. </p>
  1218.  
  1219.  
  1220.  
  1221. <p>If all you have is a list of friends and family who will vouch for the applicant, this may not be enough information to determine whether they are a good financial risk. </p>
  1222.  
  1223.  
  1224.  
  1225. <p>Friends and family will not have a vested interest in your business and will say only positive things about their loved one—you need to speak with the actual apartment managers, landlords, or office staff to verify that the applicant has a legitimate rental history. </p>
  1226.  
  1227.  
  1228.  
  1229. <p>Again, a professional tenant screening service can obtain and provide this information for you.</p>
  1230.  
  1231.  
  1232.  
  1233. <p>Once you do find good tenants, it is now time for you to figure out how to keep them happy, so that they become long-term tenants. This is the easiest way to protect your rental properties! </p>
  1234.  
  1235.  
  1236.  
  1237. <p>If you know someone is reliable and responsible, do your best to keep them in your rental unit for as long as possible. How do you do this? First, always communicate your expectations with your tenants from the beginning. </p>
  1238.  
  1239.  
  1240.  
  1241. <p>These are things that need to be addressed in your rental agreement, such as your policy on pets, smoking, number of roommates or family members, when the rent is due, and anything else you want to spell out in writing. </p>
  1242.  
  1243.  
  1244.  
  1245. <p>Another essential way to keep good tenants is to be responsive to any maintenance requests and get them fixed as soon as possible &#8211; and be transparent about your efforts. </p>
  1246.  
  1247.  
  1248.  
  1249. <p>This upfront investment in repairs, replacements, and regular maintenance is money well spent in the long run if it keeps your tenants in your property month after month.</p>
  1250.  
  1251.  
  1252.  
  1253. <p>The bottom line is that a good tenant will always protect your investment when you take the time to find the right ones for your property. </p>
  1254.  
  1255.  
  1256.  
  1257. <p>Finding good people who will pay their rent on time, care for the property as their own, and avoid any major damage is the best investment you can make as a property owner.</p>
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  1262. <item>
  1263. <title>What Marketing Tricks Can Online Gaming Sites Use to Stand Out?</title>
  1264. <link>https://www.feedster.com/entertainment/what-marketing-tricks-can-online-gaming-sites-use-to-stand-out/</link>
  1265. <comments>https://www.feedster.com/entertainment/what-marketing-tricks-can-online-gaming-sites-use-to-stand-out/#respond</comments>
  1266. <dc:creator><![CDATA[James Gorton]]></dc:creator>
  1267. <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:31:37 +0000</pubDate>
  1268. <category><![CDATA[Entertainment]]></category>
  1269. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.feedster.com/?p=235634</guid>
  1270.  
  1271. <description><![CDATA[The online casino industry is thriving. While this is a good thing, it can also present a unique challenge for those operating in the industry. An abundance of customers brings with it an abundance of competitors. Some sites may miss out through their marketing as competitors are&#8217; able to attract and retain more customers. So, [&#8230;]]]></description>
  1272. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1273. <p>The online casino industry is thriving. While this is a good thing, it can also present a unique challenge for those operating in the industry. An abundance of customers brings with it an abundance of competitors.</p>
  1274.  
  1275.  
  1276.  
  1277. <p> </p>
  1278.  
  1279.  
  1280.  
  1281. <p>Some sites may miss out through their marketing as competitors are&#8217; able to attract and retain more customers. So, what can online casino businesses do to try to stand out from their competitors?</p>
  1282.  
  1283.  
  1284.  
  1285. <h2>Special Offers</h2>
  1286.  
  1287.  
  1288.  
  1289. <p>One of the oldest tricks in the marketing playbook is to present customers with a special offer. This could be 10% off the first order, as many clothes retailers do, or could be <a href="https://www.practicalecommerce.com/The-Many-Benefits-of-Offering-Free-Shipping">free shipping</a> if a certain amount is spent. These offers could be regular, or they could be a one-off.</p>
  1290.  
  1291.  
  1292.  
  1293. <p>The online casino industry is known for its welcome bonuses and promotions for new customers. Some sites offer free spins on their slot games, knowing that that will likely draw customers in. </p>
  1294.  
  1295.  
  1296.  
  1297. <p>Others offer cashback on their sportsbook, focusing on that element of where their best aspects lie. A welcome offer has become expected, so sites must find a way to present it to customers that stands out from the crowd.</p>
  1298.  
  1299.  
  1300.  
  1301. <h2>Loyalty Schemes</h2>
  1302.  
  1303.  
  1304.  
  1305. <p>Hand-in-hand with a special offer&nbsp;is a loyalty scheme. Starbucks have one, supermarkets have one, even cosmetologists have them to reward repeat custom. </p>
  1306.  
  1307.  
  1308.  
  1309. <p>Loyalty schemes work by offering something upfront and then continue to offer at intervals in exchange for a customer using the site. This benefits those who know they will occupy a site a lot.&nbsp;It also cultivates&nbsp;a good relationship between customers and brands.</p>
  1310.  
  1311.  
  1312.  
  1313. <p>For example, <a href="https://www.leovegas.com/en-ca/">LeoVegas</a> offers personalized promotions for those who repeatedly play, tailored to the customer.&nbsp;Some casino loyalty schemes focus on weekly deals only available for their most loyal customers. </p>
  1314.  
  1315.  
  1316.  
  1317. <p>Others offer free gifts on a customer’s birthday&nbsp;and refresh the deals regularly. Loyalty schemes work by incentivizing repeat custom.&nbsp;So, the offer that will eventually be given to the customer needs to be worth it.</p>
  1318.  
  1319.  
  1320.  
  1321. <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img src="https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/adult-african-american-woman-blur-business-1181352-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-235639" srcset="https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/adult-african-american-woman-blur-business-1181352-1024x1024.jpg 1024w , https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/adult-african-american-woman-blur-business-1181352-300x300.jpg 300w , https://149349300.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/adult-african-american-woman-blur-business-1181352-150x150.jpg 150w " sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption><br><em>Source: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/adult-african-american-woman-blur-business-1181352/">Pexels</a></em></figcaption></figure>
  1322.  
  1323.  
  1324.  
  1325. <h2>Create a Relationship</h2>
  1326.  
  1327.  
  1328.  
  1329. <p>The final marketing trick to help online casino sites appeal to customers goes beyond mere marketing and into <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2017/10/24/why-is-customer-relationship-management-so-important/#5f96e3df7dac">building relationships</a> with customers. </p>
  1330.  
  1331.  
  1332.  
  1333. <p>Customer support is an offshoot of the marketing function as it can help influence changes and analyze what customers might respond well to.</p>
  1334.  
  1335.  
  1336.  
  1337. <p>Relationships with a site come from how you speak to those who sign up. They also focus on how you communicate off the site via email and social media. </p>
  1338.  
  1339.  
  1340.  
  1341. <p>Plus, what you do if there is an issue to deal with. Engage with a customer as though they are the only one.&nbsp;They will be more likely to invest time in the site and become loyal.</p>
  1342.  
  1343.  
  1344.  
  1345. <p>Marketing tricks can be useful for online casino sites because they don’t rely on creating any new gaming content or having an overhaul of the site. They work by finding ways to allow customers to see the benefits of joining up. </p>
  1346.  
  1347.  
  1348.  
  1349. <p>Whether this is through special offers, loyalty schemes, or by creating a relationship, there are many ways that sites can stand out from their competitors.</p>
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