The Wedding Details Not To Be Missed

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You know what you’re wearing, what you’re eating, and who’s reading what at your ceremony, but none of that matters if you have no way of getting yourselves (and the wedding party) to the wedding site (a great task for the groom). These 6 tips for London hire wedding cars will get you ready to roll:

1. What It Costs

You’re likely to be charged by the hour for prestige car hire in London and you may be required to contract the cars for a minimum amount of time. A 15 to 20 percent gratuity may also be added to your bill. The parking service bill should also reflect a 15 to 20 percent gratuity charge. In this case, make sure guests know not to tip.

2. Ways to Save

Stick with your standard six-person town car instead of a stretch limo — the former is actually a limo, just not as long. Leave out the TV, full bar, and sunroof. Or, let bride and groom get a ride and have the wedding party carpool it.

3. Parking Protocol

Having your reception at a hotel, restaurant, banquet hall, or special events facility? The site manager may be taking care of parking arrangements and staff. If not (or if you prefer to hire an independent service), here are some guidelines: Valets are attendants that physically park cars for guests upon arrival, retrieve them when guests leave, and staff the parking area for the duration of the event. Non-valet attendants direct traffic, hold signs, point you towards available spaces, and staff the area. Figure five valets (or three or four non-valets) per 100 guests. The parking service manager should check out the location to determine the number of attendants needed before quoting a price. And keep in mind that meage to non-existent parking facilities, massive guest lists, and complicated locations will require more manpower and add to the cost.

4. Guest Issues

Think transporting guests from ceremony to reception isn’t your bag? Better hope all your guests are driving. Picture 150 people fighting for cabs during a conveniently timed, post-ceremony thunderstorm. Look into hiring a bus or a couple of minivans if you think this could happen. You also need to consider the distance between ceremony and reception. If the ceremony ends at 4:30 and the reception space (20 minutes away) won’t be ready until 5:45, you risk having guests arrive while the space is still being prepared. Those early birds will have to make their own fun, which, trust us, doesn’t look good on you. Try to time everything just right. Call the reception site to change the start time, if necessary.

5. Paparazzi Shots

Have your photographer ride along with you. Those glamorous in-car shots (pre- and post-ceremony) are fast becoming a new classic.

6. Be Prepared

We can’t say it enough: prepare a call sheet with names and all pickup/drop off addresses and times, so that you can call to confirm these arrangements with the car company the day before the wedding (or on that morning). The drivers should have this information well in advance, as well as detailed directions to the ceremony and reception sites. Also, make sure that everyone getting a ride has a copy of the directions stashed in their pocket or purse, with an emergency contact number in case the driver gets lost.

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How Much Does A New Kitchen Cost?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The cost of getting a new kitchen can escalate easily, running into thousands depending on what materials you go for and which company you use. But choosing carefully and using a few money-saving tricks could cut your final bill considerably. Map out your current kitchen layout (or empty kitchen if you plan to start from scratch) on graph paper using metric measurements, as this is what kitchen manufacturers use. 

Central to the design of your kitchen are your storage requirements. Assess your needs – what do you need to store and how much storage space will you therefore need? What do you use regularly and what do you use less often? Of the things you use regularly, where would make most sense for them to be stored? For example, if you like to try new recipes and experiment with spices, having cookbooks and a spice rack to hand near the hob would be useful. Or if you’re a seasoned baker, storage for baking utensils and ingredients might be best placed by the area where you’ll do most preparation. Once you’ve thought about what you want to store and where it makes most sense to place things, have a think about the different types of storage available: kitchen islands, open shelves, pull-out units, corner storage racks, hooks, freestanding units such as dressers, floor-to-ceiling cupboards, plate racks and wine racks (built-in or freestanding).

Look out for sales to grab a bargain kitchen – post-Christmas and pre-Easter are usually good times to buy.  Websites like diyluxurykitchens.co.uk can help you find the design you want. Once you’ve found a company you like, if it can’t reduce the price any further, ask whether it will include the sink or certain appliances for no extra charge.  Avoid giving a company more than 25% deposit before everything is delivered. If you’re able, pay at least £100 of the deposit on your credit card. This will give you extra rights, should you encounter problems later on. Check the payment schedule before signing any contracts for products and fitting. You can also buy a second-hand kitchen at a bargain price, but it’s vital to check it all fits well and that care has been taken to avoid damaging the kitchen when units are removed from another building. Whether you get a new kitchen or a second-hand one, if it’s from a big brand, it’s worth checking how highly its customers rate it.

If you decide to buy all new appliances, a typical list, including a washing machine, built-in oven, hob, cooker hood, dishwasher and fridge freezer, will cost from around £1,500, if you choose budget Best Buy-rated appliances. Installation is an extra expense on top of the kitchen itself and could be anything from £250 for pre-assembled units up to around £1,000, depending on the size of your kitchen and what’s being installed. Your kitchen’s plumbing, electrical wiring and waste water pipes also have a bearing on the overall cost. The more pipework and wiring you need to move, the higher the cost of your kitchen improvement will be. So if you can keep the layout of your old kitchen, the cheaper the installation will be.  Many kitchen companies offer an installation service, at extra cost. We asked customers to rate the firm they used for installation, including the speed and quality of installation, the amount of mess made and the communication with their installer. Overall customer scores ranged from 84% to 56%, so it’s worth taking a look at our guide to kitchen brand installation to find out how your preferred company scored.

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How You Can Cope Post-Divorce

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Marriage is sometimes seen as an outdated institution due to the fact that a lot of people don’t stay married anymore. We live in a world where things don’t get fixed if they’re broken, we just bin them and move on to the next thing and unfortunately, a lot of our relationships go the same way. It’s being lazy, for the most part as no one wants to actually work on anything now. Whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your entire world upside down and trigger a lot of painful feelings from utter grief to raging anger. There are a lot of things you can do to help yourself get through this and grow into a stronger and wiser person and one of them is learning to love yourself again. I realise that feels impossible right now but loving yourself is what you have to do to help your confidence.

If you haven’t yet picked up the phone to contact a few legal advice in Manchester, then get on that. As much as you can, taking time to absorb the shock of a divorce notice is key but you also have to act. It doesn’t really matter if things have been hard and sour for a while, breakups hurt a lot because divorce represents a loss. A loss of love, a loss of a friend and a loss of everything you anticipated for your future and things can suddenly seem very bleak. The process is actually grieving as you are losing love that you put all your energy into and shared commitments and dreams are coming to an end.

When these relationships fail we experience profound disappointment, stress and grief. Essentially it’s a death of sorts and the feelings you will go through will be comparable to just that: losing a loved one. Healing from this kind of pain takes a lot of time and taking care of yourself first and foremost – unless you have children in the mix – is so important. Recognise that it is okay to have different feelings and while confusing, these are perfectly okay to feel. The reactions to things will lessen over time and even if the relationship was unhealthy, venturing into the unknown is frightening.

Where you can, lean on friends and family to help you get through this and if you have the ability, book yourself into counselling. Having someone to talk to and discuss where things went wrong for you and your relationship can help. If you are the reason for the breakdown, as in, you’re the one serving divorce papers on your spouse, then perhaps decide whether you need to have counselling as well. It may be your choice but that doesn’t make it easy. The dissolution of a marriage is never easy no matter if it’s the inevitable. Allow yourself to grieve for the loss of the relationship and try not to repress feelings. If you have to cry, cry. If you want to scream and shout, do it into a pillow. Repression leads to fury and fury leads to smashing of things and that isn’t a productive way to let out stress even if it does feel good! Understand that you still have a future even beyond divorce. There’s every chance you can meet someone new who makes you feel loved again and even if you choose to remain solitary, you can rediscover your love for yourself. Force yourself onto your feet and enjoy life, have new experiences and perhaps travel. Do things you wouldn’t have been able to do before. Try things you wouldn’t have tried before and hopefully this can help you on your way to healing and bouncing right back to the best you can be.

Choosing to move forward instead of looking back is the key here but take your time and go for it slowly; rushing can only skip steps in the healing process and send you crash landing to the beginning all over again.

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The IRS Debt Collection Process

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The IRS collection process always starts with a tax assessment. Until the IRS makes an assessment, there is no official tax debt. Without an effective assessment in place, no collection efforts will ensue. An assessment takes place when the IRS officially notes in its record how much a taxpayer owes for any tax year or tax period. Assessments are based on returns that are filed by the taxpayers, returns the IRS files in place of returns a taxpayer neglects to file, or from changes the IRS makes to a return. Hopefully you can avoid the entire process of dealing with the IRS from the bad side, but if not, ensure you have sought out an excellent tax attorney in los angeles to assist you!

Sometimes the first IRS notice a taxpayer will receive will inform them about the existence of a debt is a Notice of Taxes Due. This notice will state that the taxpayer owes a certain amount for a certain year or years and is generated with the IRS processes a return the taxpayer filed and sees that it was not paid in full. Another IRS notice is a Notice of Proposed Changes, where the IRS makes changes to a return the taxpayer had already filed and adds taxes and or penalties and interest. The IRS also sends a notice when it files a return for a taxpayer for a year that the taxpayer did not file his or her own. A return that the IRS files in lieu of one that the taxpayer never filed is called a substitute or a return. It can be important for a taxpayer to replace a substitute for a return as the IRS does not credit the taxpayer for any deductions the taxpayer would have been eligible to claim.

If the assessment is consistent with the return that taxpayer filed and is accompanied by a payment from the taxpayer for all taxes owed, then the assessment does not lead to a tax debt. On the other hand, if a taxpayer doesn’t pay a tax debt in full, the IRS will initiate efforts to collect on the delinquent tax debt. Seeking appropriate tax resolution advice is the first thing you should do as a debtor. Any time a tax payer has a debt of over ten thousand dollars, or receives a threatening letter from the IRS it makes good sense to seek the right advice and ask about options for resolving IRS tax debt. Given the right circumstances, even a large debt can be settled for a smaller amount.

It can be the case that the first time a taxpayer realises that they owe the IRS at all is when a Notice of Intent to Levy is received. A Notice of Intent to Levy is a written warning that is mailed to the taxpayer, alerting the taxpayer that the IRS is attempting to collect on a tax debt. Notices of Intent to Levy can come with a ten or thirty day warning period, giving the taxpayer time to take action to protect themselves. Notice of Intent to Levy should never ever be ignored.

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Why Your Company Needs A Digital Marketing Agency

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although there was a lot of plate spinning, most companies never truly consider outsourcing to an agency. This was partly because of budget constraints but also because they considered the talented individuals they worked with as the best people to market to their respective territories. Although these are common reasons not to bring in an agency, I’d like to go through five that counter this perspective.

Money

The first issue of budget is a false economy for me. In my mind, you can’t afford not to. If you are a business owner, you probably run a tight ship and, with limited time, you keep those plates spinning to ensure the business is growing, profitable and one step ahead of the competition. So why would you spend precious budget on a digital marketing agency? Simple. ROI. Agencies have the time you don’t and a wealth of knowledge that could trim wasted budget and get more bang for your buck (or pound). This is no more true than in an activity highly correlated with revenue, such as PPC. Our own Jonathan can write a bespoke script for you to automate bidding based on your ROI… sound good? Many of your clients think so too.

Transparency

Working with a professional marketing company Massachusetts you’ll have a discussion about goals and KPIs, with regular reviews so you know what your money is buying and that you are on track. More than that though, you will be talking to professionals that can manage your expectations on how likely it is to achieve your goals, how much input is required from your business and what you’re likely to gain from it.

Pooled Resource

Having a company full of digital marketing professionals is very handy. You may approach an agency because you have a need to outsource one activity but later find that you need help with something else too. Are you creating a new website and don’t want to harm your existing website traffic and revenue? Your chosen digital agency has done this countless times and can steer you in the right direction, or take on the project as a whole. With a digital marketing agency on board, you’ll have access to a pool of knowledge you can tap into whenever the need arises.

Fresh Eyes

Ever stared glassy eyed at a PPC campaign that either you or your marketing staff have spent the last few years updating? Not sure where to go next? Using a digital marketing agency means that you have professionals on hand with the best tools to view your campaign and see things you may have missed. They could inject a new lease of life into it and unlock more potential.

Avoid the Learning Curve

Most digital agencies have been around for a while, and they have worked with a vast spectrum of clients in that time. The likelihood is that whatever your problem or need, it’s likely that Digital agency has been through the same process with other clients. They have the tools and knowledge to do it more quickly and efficiently than you will be able to.

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