web design viewing platformsWow.  I wish there was a “6 Star”  because that’s how I feel about CitrusKiwi and their entire team.  I recently started a company with a business partner.  I’m a firm believer in the old adage “first impressions are the most lasting ones” and wanted our company to have a very professional feel, but of course as a 2-person startup, we didn’t have the $10,000 to spend on website, graphic design, business cards, brochures.  I looked online (as I do for EVERYTHING) to start my search.  I called the 3 top-rated online reviewed companies to get bids and more information. CitrusKiwi was not only the MOST professional, but also the best price!  They were just on the ball with communication and setting up meetings, but most importantly, they were able to not only understand the design vision my partner and I had, but they have executed flawlessly–and when there have been minor mistakes, web design Phoenix have owned up to and fixed it immediately (at no charge).  I am an extremely meticulous and detail-oriented person (some would use the term “OCD”) and the CitrusKiwi team have completely exceeded every expectation I had.  We used them to: redesign an existing website of ours, come up with our new logo, business cards, and brochures.  We have received so many complements on the logo and business cards–you wouldn’t believe it.  They have made our small startup feel like a legit corporation.  I have told all my friends and colleagues about them.

One friend hired them to create his law firm website and said it was one of the best business decisions he made.

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When my friend decided to start his own business, he knew he needed a good website but didn’t know where to turn for a designer. He knew that for this kind of thing you need a personal referral for. So he asked me who  designed my website, so I referred my friend to CitrusKiwi “Yeah, I have a pretty good web designer”. My friend still went online to search for reviews about CitrusKiwi. He saw that CitrusKiwi had great reviews, and decided to check them out.  He said he really liked the company’s portfolio so he got a quote (which he also liked) and hired them.

Citrus Kiwi logoMy friend is glad he did.  He wanted something that looked clean and professional, and CitrusKiwi delivered.  My friend said that they are great to work with, with good ideas, a sharp eye for detail, and lots of patience.   They got the job done well ahead of my friend’s deadline.  And when my friend emailed them in a panic, outside of business hours, because my friend thought the website had been launched before my friend was ready for it to be public, they called my friend right away and reassured him that all was well.

And my friend was also very happy with the design of the logo.  Again he said — great ideas, a sharp eye for detail and lots of patience.  The CitrusKiwi team designed a logo that is really classy (and it’s not just me who says so, but other people who have no reason to be nice to my friend!) and will help set my friend apart from his competition.

My friend was so impressed with the CitrusKiwi team’s work that Imy friend also hired them to host and maintain my website.

Let me say it again:  hiring CitrusKiwi was one of the best business decision my friend have made!

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I also referred CitrusKiwi to a friend and shared to me that they had an amazing experience using CitrusKiwi. They have contacted CitrusKiwi after referring them to my friend and got an immediate response from CitrusKiwi. My friend said she is so glad that I referred CitrusKiwi to her to help work on their website. She said they had a few million dollar listing – New Development Opportunity – they needed to create a website for along with marketing materials, email blast design and multiple sizes artwork for ads in the newspapers. They had only three weeks for everything to be completed and CitrusKiwi met all the deadlines, they did an excellent work in a very short period of time. The website looked great and the photography CitrusKiwi did for my friend was beyond her expectations. They also have a great post web development service, if my friend needed some changes made to the website or their marketing materials she would jump right on it and have it done in no time. My friend have dealt with so many web designers in the past and never met anyone so responsive, professional and diligent. The real estate team and clients were very satisfied and pleased with the work CitrusKiwi did for my friend’s company. She said she would highly recommend CitrusKiwi to anyone looking for a professional web designer.

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Posted by: admin in Business,General,Home Office,Investment,Office,Services on September 16th, 2015

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Thank you Aqua Clean Pool Service. They serviced our pool consistently and effectively for two years. The pool was always clear and clean, chemicals in perfect range and our equipment functioning as it should. They even helped us detect an underground leak that was causing us to lose 1000 gallons of water a day and was always there for our emergency concerns. Aqua Clean Pool Service made this part of my job literally “worry free”!

Bill is a viable asset to any pool in need of servicing and/or pool cleaning Glendale AZ. His years of experience, product knowledge and love for the industry shows up in his everyday actions. He is approachable, available and exceptionally professional no matter what and makes the job of keeping the health and clarity of a pool look easy when really, it’s not that easy.

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Thank you Aqua Clean Pool Service so much bringing Bill onto your team and helping me to resume the “high quality” service I’ve come to expect because of him. I look forward to many years of not having to worry about our pool… 🙂

Fast forward one year, Aqua Clean Pool Service still rocks!   My neighbor told me that their service was great over the past year and reliable.  Their pool equipment started to falter due to age and the electrical connections were corroded with age.  After receiving estimates from electricians and other general contractors, my neighbor was looking at repair bills totaling thousands of dollars.

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Then, Aqua Clean Pool Service sent Trish!  Within 30 minutes, Trish assessed the situation completely and said all of the work could be completed in less than a thousand.  She was the only professional that truly understood the relationship between my neighbors unique electrical system and the needs of their aging pool.  She literally saved them thousands of dollars.  My neighbor only repaired what was actually needed vs. replacing capital equipment and systems.  Trish came out on several Saturdays just to make sure my neighbors repairs were prioritized.   When it comes time to replace systems, me and my neighbor will trust Aqua Clean Pool Service to provide me the best value and install in the most efficient way possible.   Aqua Clean Pool Service is honest and trustworthy.

In summary, I believe Aqua Clean Pool Service is fair and they go far beyond the call of duty to ensure its customers are satisfied with their service level.  They have hired excellent and qualified technicians to take care of their customers.   For this area, Aqua Clean Pool Service is the only choice.

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Another neighbor recently started receiving monthly pool service from Aqua Clean Pool Service. Their first interaction with John (the owner) was back in April 2012 when they purchased a home that had an in ground pool. They called multiple company’s looking for someone to basically come out and bring the pool back to life (it was green and not swim-able). John was the only one who picked up and sounded very knowledgeable and quoted what my neighbor felt was a very reasonable price, so they hired him to do the job. John came out the next day and was finished in just a couple days, the end result was great. He recommended that my neighbor start chemical and cleaning service with him but my neighbor wanted to try it himself as this was the first home my neighbor have owned with a pool. To his surprise he actually spent the next 15 min or so giving my neighbor pointers on how to do so and told my neighbor to give him a call if he ever had questions or needed help.

By June my neighbor was done with the “do it yourself” philosophy and he called John back, again he came out and was there the same day to give my neighbor a quote, he thought it was a great value based on the amount of time it would give back to him so he started the service and he is glad he did. A couple times during the summer small things went wrong with my neighbor’s older equipment and John was always available to help (he is very knowledgeable and prompt), not to mention my neighbor’s pool sparkled all summer long. My neighbor  is just glad that he found a reliable business owner who takes pride in his work and delivers great results and service.

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Posted by: admin in Business,General,Home Office,Investment,Office,Services on September 15th, 2015

If you could give six stars I would…here’s why: My furnace worked intermittently, a tricky problem to diagnose and fix.  My handyman fiddled with the switch until the furnace worked and charged me for fixing the problem when he actually had no clue what the problem was.  When the furnace failed again and the handyman admitted that he could not fix it. I wanted a new furnace in order to improve by heating efficiency and create more space in my cellar. I didn’t have any personal recommendations to go by so I went by online reviews and found heating repair Peoria AZ. The reviews seem sincere and solid so I called them who was quick to come out to give me an estimate. As a part of their assessment they saw something that was defective with my water heater and recommended that I change that no matter what else I did.heating repair

They were creative in helping me plan the job, and consistently – from start to finish – had a “can-do” attitude. I think I was kind of a pain with the various questions I had, along with changes that I asked for as we progressed, but the crew were nothing but good natured and accommodating. (They also connected me with another excellent company for asbestos abatement work).

The crew were great to work with in terms of their conscientiousness, responsiveness, and commitment to do an excellent job. They seemed to work well together, they certainly worked hard to get the job done quickly. They are very knowledgeable and are very friendly and are committed to servicing customers.  My furnace problem started just before Christmas and they promised me a heated house before the New Year.  Despite the holidays, closure of suppliers, and their busy schedule, the furnace was fixed on Dec 30th.  They patiently explained to me different parts of the furnace, where the problem might be, how to diagnose problems by reading the flashing codes, and what they were doing.  I learned a lot by talking to them. It took an extra visit to fix the problem because the replacement part was a dud.  I was not charged for the extra time. although it was not their fault.heating repair

So now I have a compact system that works very well – it heats the house in about a quarter of the time that the old system took, it’s quiet, and if things go as advertised I should be saving  close to 50% on my heating bills.

Oh, while not cheap, their price was over $1000 less than another well reviewed company.

Posted by: admin in General,Home Office,Investment,Office,Services on December 6th, 2014

heating repairIn this “throw it away” “planned obsolescence” world we live in, I’m always dubious when told “you should get a new one”. So, as I look at my ~ 1989 “Day & Night” furnace and hear the HVAC guy say this, I’m not convinced. So I’m asking my fellowmen for insights…

Existing furnace & related: Circa 1989 “Day & Night” downdraft furnace (electronic ignition), estimated 60000 BTU (3 ton?). Location: SF Bay area (i.e. not cold), 1800 sq foot house. Used 4 months of the year for average of $80/mth.

Current problems:

  • sticky relay on control board means the blower fan doesn’t always turn off
  • blower is out of balance so it causes vibration in the house and is quite noisy and somewhat annoying

I had an HVAC guy look at it and he quoted a new Trane furnace for $4k plus $2k install for a new 96% variable speed (yada yada) furnace, sealing the existing ductwork to bring it up to California efficiency code, permits, inspection, new PVC vent piping etc.  “Not worth repairing this old thing”.

Random thoughts:

  • I don’t think the extra efficiency of the new 96+% furnaces pays off in the 20yr lifetime of the furnace as our usage is so low
  • surely fixing the blower balancing / motor / bearings (whatever is wrong?!) would be easier, and quite likely a DIY job as its separate from the gas work
  • while I’m at it, replace the control board. It seems like there are plenty available for < $100 that will fix the relay
  • Home Depot charges $1600 for a no-name furnace, but the Home Depot recommended installers don’t install them – just Trane or Rheem for 2x the price. I’m guessing that for ~$1500 I could eventually find an installer who would do it for $3k total replacement cost

Gotchas:

  • I don’t have the manual and can’t find the model # on the furnace. This is making it hard to identify things exactly and get online DIY pointers

We really would appreciate the increased comfort from stopping the vibration and likely lowering the noise, but none of this has to be fixed “right now”.

My other concern of “vibration” seems to be an unbalanced blower. The blower imbalance and resulting vibration is more of a problem for me than the control board. Right now I can hit the side of the heater to help the relay along and then its good for a few weeks (but of course its a problem just waiting to happen). One HVAC company said “it would cost at least $1000 to take out the motor and fix the vibration”. I found a good description of how to re-balance it and several good youtube videos on replacing the whole motor and blower myself if it comes to that. Its basically two screws and the whole thing slides out.

You can literally replace the whole thing if you want, but there are also easy to find new motors, blowers etc. E.g. electric motors for my furnace are < $200 (and possibly < $50 – I haven’t pulled it out yet to get the exact part #).  One estimate of a friend is something like: “It takes an experienced tech about 30 mins to change out a motor. A DIY type should allow 2-3 hours. The hardest part is if the blower is frozen to the motor shaft. Use WD40 and patience – not a bigger hammer”.   Indeed, this could perhaps become a nice summer project if only I am not too busy. And furnaces can sometimes give you head aches, especially if it’s cold outside and you need it more than ever. To make sure you don’t need furnace repair services on a winter day, save yourself some time and money and learn how to repair your furnace and keep it in a good condition.

I have used RighTimeHome Services several times. Very very good and professional, and not the expensive in town. I highly recommend their heating repair Long Beach CA. I have used this company several times with great results at a fair price:

No connection other than a satisfied customer.

Replaced my two split systems recently (2 x 2 ton ACs + 2 x 90% furnaces all TRANE) at a fraction of the cost of the larger places.

Posted by: admin in Business,General,Investment,Loan,Services on December 11th, 2013

I’ve had loans with mobile money & auto money. I’m not sure if its just my experience but I found automoney better to deal with than mobile money!

They are proud members of The Consumer Credit Trade Association. I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people have a positive image of this company. And other saw them as some sort of financial knights in shining armour, coming to their rescue at times like Christmas & birthdays.

From what I remember, auto money loans are for 18 months. I’ve had the odd time where I had to pay late for whatever reason & I’d phone them with a ‘promise to pay’ on a certain date & they’d be ok with that. I think its crucial to keep in contact with them. Let them know what’s going on and who knows, they may be able to help.  It was a smooth process and the people I worked with were competent, helpful and understanding.  When it comes to trusting internet loan companies you wont be able to tell unless you’ve tried them before or know someone who has. I’ve tried a few companies and was very happy with auto money, they are very reasonable and easy to work with was very happy with them all.

To date, they have been fantastic.  The web portal doesn’t have the same look and feel as the big banks but it does everything I need. I would recommend that people do business with them. I hope your experience is the same!

 

 

Posted by: admin in Computers and Internet,General,Investment,Services on September 11th, 2013

There are some tips that we have to consider while writing a Resume, as it is the best source that creates an impact about us to the interview holders and also the first step of us after completing our studies. I came across some of the ResumeEdge resume blog earlier when I didn’t know how to write a resume effectively. As far as my knowledge is concerned, the professional resume should contain some buzz words that makes the resume looks fresh, and should have the sense of how the job market works and how hiring managers think. Most people get the job with out professional help, whether legal, taxes or resumes.

To have a decent resume, you need something to put on it, something to get attention.  I try to tell young kids that a resume is not about format, it about what you have done with your life.

If you are starting out, be thinking of your resume all the time.  Volunteer your time to an effort you can support and believe in (Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Salvation Army, your church).  If you contribute, not only do you have an item to add to your resume, you have worked now with people that can help you with things like references, and perhaps even job tips and hints.  And believe in the idea that “what goes around comes around”.  If you do good things, good things will come back to you (don’t ask me how, but it just does).

A good resume will reflect a good life story.  It will be better than “I hung out, played video games, watched TV, and lived at Mom’s until I was 30….

 

Continue with your education.  Take a class if you are out of school, anything, something you enjoy.  A note on a resume indicating continuing education is an indicator of someone who is always improving themselves.  Your list of education cannot stop with High School or college, it should go on.

Posted by: admin in Business,Computers and Internet,Investment,Services,Technology on August 1st, 2013

A cyber attack is an attack on major computer systems by hackers. We’ve seen hackers successfully broke into government computer networks and into the Pentagon’s systems and a bank’s website knocked out for a day or two by the “Anonymous” group. A serious attack would be when foreign hackers coordinate an attack on the networks of many major U.S. government and financial institutions. It would harm the economy and disrupt distribution of products, with resulting food shortages in some areas causing the initial chaos.

In this case of Cyber Attack, I look at how the U.S. economy was disrupted in the days after the 9/11 attack. When the government grounded all flights for a few days, some business operations were stalled, since products delivered by cargo planes were delayed. But people remained calm, and the country snapped back from the economic effects.

Just like after Katrina, 9/11, and other disasters, our people will survive the disruption if the government can convince everyone to remain calm and help one’s neighbors. In case of disruption of food distribution, no doubt there’ll be price gouging and riots at the supermarkets. But I do believe patriotic Americans will work together to find alternative ways to transport food from farm to stores, and then the challenge will be to figure out how to pay for basic needs when no one can get their money out of the banks. In the 1980’s the federal government mandated that banks create a disaster recovery plan. After communications systems were wiped out by hurricane Katrina, mobile sites were set up to re-establish network communications.

In a nationwide disaster, after the initial chaos, I expect the National Guard will be sent out to the most chaotic locations, while companies everywhere would execute their disaster recovery plans. American ingenuity will lead to workarounds for the failed systems. And patriotic Americans will help their neighbors out if they can. It would be helpful if every family also had their own disaster plan. I am prepared, what about you?

Posted by: admin in General,Get Paid,Investment,Public Speaker,Services on November 20th, 2012

There are not very many jobs out there that have the benefit of travel. If you are looking for a career path that will pay you to visit some of the world’s top destinations, then you should take a very serious look at what it takes to become a public speaker. This can be an easy job for the right person, and if you happen to be a natural born talker, then you may find that this is an excellent career choice.

Can You Really Travel the World As a Public Speaker?

Public speakers are currently in high demand. There wanted all over the world. There are plenty of other countries that are looking for native English speaking speakers for their events. This is an excellent way to get paid to see the world and experience some unique culture. If you want to head east, then you will find plenty of foreign countries that are looking for American speakers. Perhaps you could become a motivational speaker Singapore, and experience the unique people and culture that are home to this part of the world. This sounds like a great idea, but in order to get the most out of this career choice, you are going to need some help.

Getting the Help of a Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau will be the best way to find jobs in foreign countries. Many United States-based speakers bureaus also have branches or offices in other countries. They have the connections that you need to secure high-paying jobs in other parts of the world.

Finding a speakers bureau Asia will not require you to go to Asia. The best thing to do is to try and locate a United States speakers Bureau that has offices or connections in Asia. Not only will this make it easier for you to locate jobs in foreign countries, but you will be well taken care of too. It might seem a little dangerous working in a foreign country, but this is where a speakers bureau really helps out. The speakers Bureau will know exactly how to take care of you in the foreign country. You will be paid, and at the same time you will get to experience a new culture.

Choosing to become a motivational or a public speaker is an excellent way to get paid to see the world. It is up to you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Posted by: admin in Business,General,Investment on July 12th, 2012

There is an investing strategy that really works and it is called the Phoenix letter strategy. Today while the major averages bounce like a super ball, from one week to the next, The Phoenix letter has been able to make consistent winning trades, averaging 12 percent on each winning trade, and just a meager 3% loss on other trades. The Phoenix letter fraud was built around a few investors that were not working the program to it’s potential. This is not like some of the Nigerian letter frauds that are out there. The Phoenix letter.com is a legitimate trading company with advanced money making techniques.
Please note that all the phoenix letter fraud writers were not reliable to the point of total conclusion. In every letter that was received by investors that wanted to make more money than ever before, there is a piece of advice at the bottom of that letter that states any type of investing is risky but that the system, when followed to a tee, will help you make more for investing dollar.
There is a trial subscription that is backed by a 100% money back guarantee if not completely satisfied. The company does not want to take anything from anyone that is not happy.
The Phoenix letter scam has done no damage to the company itself but reputation is important to the life of the company. Each individual that wants to invest their hard earned money in the market should know that not all people who invest will make millions but if helped along the way to do things the right way, can make a substantial earning.
So, is the Phoenix letter a scam? No, it is not.
The company sends the letter, stands by it’s refund policy and makes money for it’s customers over and over again.

 

Posted by: admin in Business,Finance,Investment,Real Estate on September 10th, 2011

 

AVIDA TOWERS ALABANG is a joint venture project of AVIDA Land Corp. and Ayala Land Inc. This site is located at AlabangZapote Road corner Prime Street, Madrigal Business Park, Brgy. Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City where it is nearby major thoroughfares, transport stations,offices, hospitals, malls, schools and churches. 

Why is this project the best investment you can have now? 

1. Very Affordable. Own a unit for as low as 1.6M (USD 37,600.00), at 24 months to pay, 0% interest. Avida Land Corp, is the affordable developer of Ayala Land Inc. 

2. Great Location. Avida Towers Alabang is located within the Madrigal Business Park – along AlabangZapote road corner Prime street. Beside CITIbank Towers Alabang, and other corporate offices. Walking distance from Alabang Town Center, Madrigal Avenue, Alabang Medical Center, and other known business establishments, churches, schools and hospitals. 

3. Security of Investment and Good Quality. Avida Towers Alabang is a joint venture of Avida Land Corp and Ayala Land Inc – 2 trusted names in the country’s property development field.

The project is a master planned community of 2 affordable towers. The first five levels will be allotted for parking lots while the residential units will be at the 6th to 26th floor.

Residential Units offered are:

1. Studio Unit (approx. 22.4 sq.m) – P 1.6M

2. 1 Bedroom Unit (approx. 35-39.7 sq.m) – P 2.4M

3. 2 Bedroom Unit (approx. 53.48 sq.m) – P 4.5M

Community Amenities

Adult & Kiddie Swimming Pool

Clubhouse with Function hall

Children’s play area Garden Area (maximized green area and open spaces)

Main entry/ exit gate w/ Guard House (2 lanes each)

Sewage treatment plant Centralized cistern

Building Features

Main lobby for each building (min of 30 sqm)

Min Two (2) Elevator units (min. of 15-pax capacity each)

Admin room – applicable in First tower only (min of 20 sqm)

Utility room (min of 15 sqm)

Emergency power

a. 100% on safety; 50% on common areas

b. 1 power outlet, 1 ref outlet, & 1 lighting unit for Studio and 1-BR units

c. 1 power outlet, 1 ref outlet, & 2 lighting units for 2-BR unit Garbage Chute Fire protection/ fire alarm system Mailbox per unit located at the lobby Units are electricity, telephone, cable television & internet ready Transformer Vault & Genset Room to be located at the ground floor level.

 

*** AVAIL OF OUR UNITS IMMEDIATELY AND ENJOY DISCOUNTS!!! ***

PROMO!

 10% DP, 24 months

0% Interest

80% In-house, Bank Financing (BPI, Chinabank, BDO, RCBC)

Please contact:

Karen Rada

Property Specialist

0915-6247506

kharyna08@yahoo.com

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