Thursday, August 7, 2014

Skilled Construction Workers in High Demand

It seems there is so much talk about how difficult it is to get a job nowadays. But if you are a skilled construction worker, there are plenty of opportunities. Take a look at this story, and you'll see what I mean.

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/06/338011367/construction-industry-missing-key-tool-skilled-workers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saying Grace Earns Discount at NC Diner

Many restaurants offer coupons and other specials to help bring in customers. But an eatery in Winston-Salem, N.C, has added a little heavenly guidance to the mix. Mary's Gourmet Diner gives a 15 percent discount to guests who pray before digging into their meals.

http://news.yahoo.com/why-one-restaurant-gives-15-percent-prayer-discount-163833915.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Restaurants' Social Media Snafus A Marketing Nightmare

There is no doubt this is the age of social media. And while Facebook, Twitter and the like can bring their share of goodness and light, they can also ruin reputations with the tap of a finger. Take the impact that social media has had on various restaurant chains, including Taco Bell, McDonald's and Chick-Fil-A. These eateries, among others, have served up some major PR blunders, thanks to diners and their ever-present digital devices.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-daily-meal/the-worst-restaurant-soci_b_5603707.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Boost Bathroom Appeal With These Renovation Tips

Everybody likes a new bathroom. In fact, these relatively small spaces can make or break the sale of a house. If you are looking to sell your home, or simply want to spruce up where you live, then bathrooms are a good place to start. Take a look at the following renovation tips for your bathroom.

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/07/18/13-ways-to-save-on-your-bathroom-renovation

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eateries Spark Your Spending With A Little Menu 'Magic'

One of the keys to a successful restaurant is the value of its menu. We're not just talking about the cost of food, though. Menus can feature a lot of "psychological" tactics that encourage diners to spend more. Take a look at how your local eatery may be using special tricks to influence your food choices.

http://www.businessinsider.com/restaurant-menus-spend-more-money-2014-7

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some Home Renovations Not Worth the Money

We often talk about which home renovations can help improve the value of your property. But there are some alterations that may be more trouble (and expense) than they are worth. Take a look at these five projects that may not be the best use of your time or finances.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/07/12/home-renovations-to-avoid/12483595/

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These 10 DIY Projects Can Help Home's Curb Appeal

When you are trying to sell your home, first impressions matter. And the first thing prospective buyers see is the exterior of your house. There are several projects you can take care of yourself to aid your home's curb appeal.

http://www.theintelligencer.com/article_91c02317-6e2b-53df-aa3a-28251bbb6786.html