Over the past few decades, prefabricated steel buildings have become increasingly popular.  There are dozens of reasons for this: they can be ordered to any size, they don’t wear down over the years as easily as wood buildings, they are easy to add onto, and they can be used for a wide variety of purposes.  Browsing the internet, you can catch a glimpse of some of the things people use these types of buildings for.  One of the most interesting and exciting ideas I ran across recently was a baseball field inside a steel building.

Like I said before, metal buildings can be made to virtually any size you would like.  They can be small, so you can house a few household items, like a lawnmower, trailer, etc., or they can be incredibly large so you can hold sporting events.  One of the things I came across recently was a baseball field.  The building that the people were using for the field was incredibly large.  It looked like it was several hundred feet long a couple hundred feet wide.  They had either used a building without a floor or added dirt to the inside of the building to replicate an infield.  They had all four bases, the foul lines drawn in, and even a scoreboard on the wall.  Who knows if the scoreboard was plugged in or not, but you would have to assume that indeed it was.  I can’t imagine how awesome it must be to play a baseball game inside the building.  I played growing up, and although I do not really enjoy watching baseball (there is too much time in between the action), I love playing it.  Playing it inside would bring a whole new level to it.  The building wasn’t as large as a dome where some professional teams play, so if you hit a pop fly it would probably go off of the ceiling.  The same would happen for a home run.  It would make it incredibly exciting, because you wouldn’t know where the ball was going to come down.

This idea that people had led me to think of the various other things you could use prefabricated metal buildings for.  One idea that immediately jumped to mind was a gymnastic arena.  They would work great because you could order one of the size you needed.  There would be plenty of space to perform all of the acrobatic skills that people use to perform gymnastics.  One of the things that always scares me when little kids are practicing is that they might hit one another in the head with a mistimed cartwheel.  There generally is not a ton of space at your typical recreation center, which means that kids are flying all over the place.  A steel building would provide ample space for everyone to do their tricks without the fear of running into one another.  If I am ever in a position that I can afford ordering a steel building, I am going to do something of this nature with mine.  I can’t wait to have my indoor baseball field.

 

 

marketing automationIn the business world, marketing is incredibly important, and many business owners expend a lot of energy and invest a lot of money, in the name of marketing.  Still, expending all of your resources on marketing is foolish, as you need to actually run your company, as well as market it.  One way to minimize the effort and money you have to spend on marketing is to invest in a marketing automation system.  Marketing automation systems can be incredibly advantageous, as they substantially reduce the amount of work that must go into your marketing, while maintaining the same level of productivity, if not exceeding it.  Of course, without the proper knowledge and training, you will find it difficult to get the most out of your marketing automation software.  Companies, such as Automation U, can help you utilize your marketing automation software, in the best way possible.  By knowing a lot about the marketing automaton system you are using, you can get a lot more out of it.

Ideally, a marketing automation system is designed to consolidate all of the systems through which you market your company, into one simple system that you or your employees can easily utilize.  The point is to allow you and your marketing employees to easily spread the word about your company, without having to do the manual work that ordinarily would be required to contact that many people, through that many venues.  A smooth automated system, with a good user interface, makes it easy for you to send out information, through all of the various sites you utilize to market your company.  All of your social media sites and other means of interacting with your customers and clients will be connected to your marketing automation system.  In addition to making the way in which you send out information a lot easier, it also makes it easier for you to adjust your content based on what you learn.  There are two reasons why this is the case.  Firstly, it is easier to actually change the information because of the smooth interface and the fact that all of the sites are consolidated.  Secondly, you can react sooner because you can analyze data more quickly and easily, since it is so conveniently organized.

Of course, this same principle can be applied to another important aspect of your business.  Your sales department is likely absorbing a lot of your time and energy, as well as the time and energy of many of your employees.  Because of this inherent inefficiency that comes with trying to keep track of inventory, customers, and employees, it is best to find a way to reduce this inefficiency.  Sales automation systems are the best way to do this, and they are every bit as helpful as marketing automation systems.  They consolidate all of the data regarding your sales, in the same way marketing automation takes care of your marketing department.  With sales automation, you never have to wonder what you have, what you spend money on, and where your money is coming from.

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While our youth group is strong and has always stayed roughly the same size, the participants have nearly turned over in the last two years or so, and we have decided that it is a perfect time to really rebrand the group. We always have a logo and a slogan, and in the last decade or so we have also done the specialty t-shirts and sweatshirts for the kids to wear. They enjoy being able to wear around the youth group logo because it shows that they are a part of something that they enjoy, that they are a member of a group. And they don’t mind the low cost of the items. We order them in bulk and that means that they are a lot cheaper than what the kids can buy in a store, because we only charge them what they cost, we aren’t making a profit for the church by selling them clothes. For the last five years or so we have had the same slogan and logo, and the image on the shirts has been the same as well. custom youth group t-shirt designSo now that those kids are all gone because they have grown up and moved on to something else in their lives, we figured that this would be a great time to get together and rebrand the youth group so that it more fits the current batch of kids who are involved as well as the kids who are coming up on being the right age to join the youth group.

We hired Youth Group TShirts because custom printing for youth groups is really all that they do. They have a lot of really great experience, and they have a team of great designers who are able to get to the important pieces of what these kids are looking for in their images and identity and what they want displayed on their clothing. It is important to do something that is relevant for them, as well as keeping it in line with the church beliefs and the direction of the youth group. We want it to belong to them, but it also has to be a representation of the church that they are a part of. So we decided to leave the image to the professionals, because they can take our instructions and advice, and also use the input from the kids in the youth group as well as the youth group leader, and put all of that together into a great shirt design that we are able to sell to them and that they enjoy wearing. I know that they are going to be able to come up with a design that the kids are going to really enjoy having represent their youth group, and the logo is going to be trendy and popular for sure. Then we will have another five years or so before we need to think about getting a new design together, though if this one is a great one we won’t need to rebrand or come up with a new slogan that soon.

Self storage rental units are supposed to be one thing above all else: safe. There are so many reasons why we would pick a storage unit but the reasons we pick a storage unit are generally personal and then of course the things that we put in a storage unit are personal. So we are going to need a convenient way to store the things that we so love in a storage rentalway where they feel totally and completely safe. If people break into our storage unit and steal our things then of course the entire purpose of storing them as been completely ruined. That is why when looking for storage units we must look for ones who can guarantee there is excellence in security. Even if you don’t have anything too valuable in a storage unit, there is something very hard about being robbed. Have you even been burgled? No matter what they took even if it cost nothing like a journal, there is something truly violating about having your journal or your precious belongings taken from you when you were trying to store it for safe keeping. So Sound Storage of Mill Creek doesn’t ask you what kind of things that you are storing because to them it doesn’t matter. To them all that matters is that they offer you safe storage so you don’t have to worry about your things being taken. 

Sound Storage boasts that security is their number one priority. They understand that your things are precious to you and they will stop at nothing to ensure that nothing of yours is going to be damaged or taken. Once again it doesn’t matter what it is that you have, if it is personal and it is violated it does not feel good at all. Sound Storage is committed to making sure that you have your things cared for in a way that you would care for them in your own home. They will stop at nothing to provide the kind of security that will keep your belongings safe and sound for as long as you have them on the grounds and property of Sound Storage.

When picking a storage rental place it is important to find one that offers top of the line security and that should be one of the first things you look for. That is why Sound Storage is such a great option because you will see right away that they are passionate about keeping your things safe. They have state of the art technology that they are always updating to fit the times. They have twenty-four hour video surveillance to make sure that nothing goes unwatched, high security cylindrical locks that even the smarts and most experienced of thieves won’t be able to get through and finally they have an electronic key pad that you have to get through to get access to the grounds. I would like to see someone try to get past that! On second thought, maybe I wouldn’t. Either way you can trust Sound Storage to take great care of your special things.

 

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As a parent who still lives in active business and personal life, I cherish the times when I find a store or company that can meet the needs of both myself, my wife and my three kids. The other day while traveling through centennial I found a place called CoYo Cofee and Yogurt Lounge that was a real crowd pleaser. On the one hand, my kids were able to run wild in both imagination and spirit by creating colorful and vibrant combinations of yogurt and toppings. It was like watching mad scientists in their lab creating their latest masterpiece is. One by one day would walk up to the line of frozen yogurt pumps and make some very big life decisions. I can’t blame them though, this frozen yogurt and coffee lounge offers so many different varieties of frozen yogurt it really is hard to decide. My son, Harry, came up with what he called the Oreo cookie frozen yogurt cup and that was a masterful combination of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, chocolate chips and Oreo cookie crumbles over the top. You list to say, he has quite the sweet tooth. My daughter, Sarah, had a different idea and approach altogether because she wanted to keep the frozen yogurt simple and plain while adding as many fresh fruit and organic toppings as she could pile on while still remaining in the cup. We were all impressed by the large selection of toppings she chose but I was happy because they were all relatively healthy. I think that’s what makes this place so amazing is that everyone can find something they love and there are options for all members of your family.

My wife and I opted not to make a frozen yogurt masterpiece this time but rather to have a few cups of chai tea and enjoy some nice conversation mother kids made their creations. We were able to bust out our laptops and log on to their Wi-Fi system which enabled us to keep up with our office work while entertaining the kids. As I said, it isn’t always easy as a parent to walk that fine line and to be able to do both things so want to place like this frozen yogurt shop comes along that is such a joy for everyone to visit we cherish it. Living in centennial sometimes feels like you are on the outskirts of town because there are not that many cool places to take your kids but this frozen yogurt and coffee lounge is definitely one of them. They’re always coming up with creative new flavors and combinations for you and your kids to try so the experience is never the same twice. I know that this time Sarah wanted fruity and healthy choices on her frozen yogurt but next time she may try to do what she calls the gauntlet and that is one of every flavor. It doesn’t always work out in her favor but we think it’s fun to watch and the whole family gets a kick out of trying her frankenstein like masterpiece creations. CoYo is our new favorite frozen yogurt and coffee lounge!

Coyo Coffee & Yogurt Lounge

10639 E. Briarwood Ave

Denver,  CO 80112

303-351-2299