Andrew West, Author at Redefining Progress

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Restaurant Hiring: Employee Recruitment Tips

The best staff leads to the most successful restaurant. No matter how good the food, that alone can only take a restaurant so far. Restaurateurs know the importance of finding the best team members to bring to their establishment. Let’s face it: the turnover rate in this industry is outrageously high. With the turnover rate in 2016 at 73%, there’s good reason to worry about your hiring process. While most restaurants are equipped with a protocol for things like customer service, food safety, and cleanliness, they don’t have a clear recruitment process. This leads to bad hires and that frighteningly high turnover…

How To Start Dropshipping On AliExpress?

In recent years the ecommerce market has been developing at an incredible rate. And if you’re interested in starting a business in the ecommerce industry then you should definitely consider looking into the dropshipping business model. Whether you are a beginner ecommerce entrepreneur or an experienced one, with dropshipping, you have an opportunity to start a profitable venture with minimal investments. The trick here is to sell products while not having to store them or manage the inventory. And to make sure that your profit is as high as possible, you’ll need to find products with an initial low price.…

Why It Probably Won’t Save You Money to Drop out of College

If you’re having a hard time in college, you may have thought about whether or not it would be a good idea to drop out. For some people, college can feel too difficult, prompting them to wonder whether college is even the right choice for their needs, and student loans can be overwhelming. However, especially if you’ve already been in college for some time, dropping out probably isn’t the right option. Here are some ways that dropping out of college might actually make it tougher to pay off your student loans. How Long Will It Take to Pay Off Student Debt…

5 Tips on How to Scale Your Small Business

If your small business is demonstrating steady growth, it may be time to take your operations to the next level. Scaling your business is easier said than done, but with the right mindset and industry know-how, you’ll be able to steer your business to the right direction. It’s important to remember that scaling a small business takes time and capital. Having a cash cushion to help cover day-to-day expenses and unexpected costs ensures that you have enough capital to immediately address the expenses associated with growth and expansion. For such needs, you can get up to a 2000 dollar loan from…

How to Increase Resident Engagement (and Why You Should)

Investment properties are one of the best ways to generate income and build wealth over time. But if you want to be successful, you need to make sure you retain your residents as long as possible. When a resident leaves, it creates a vacancy – a period with no income, but ongoing expenses that can significantly damage your profitability. One of the best ways to minimize resident departures and keep your residents happy is to increase resident engagement. But what is resident engagement and how can you increase it? What Is Resident Engagement? Resident engagement refers to the feelings of…

4 safe ways to clean your valuable jewelry at home, according to experts

Jewelry is our most precious asset. While some are expensive or family heirlooms, others are valuable for the memories associated with them. Whatever the case may be, these beloved pieces seem to lose their gleam over time by being exposed to dust and dirt too much. There are many professional jewelers who can help us with cleaning them. However, it may not always be the most convenient or pocket-friendly way. The good news is that it is actually easy to restore your tarnished jewelry back to its lustrous look. We have talked to experts in the field and found out…

Oxygen Sensor Replacement – Every 50,000 Miles

The air around us is about 80 percent nitrogen by volume, but your engine needs oxygen. While your engine could hypothetically get by with less fuel than it uses, the computer injects a little extra so that there’s always a fuel molecule next to an oxygen molecule in the combustion chamber. Your computer needs to maintain this critical ratio of fuel to air, generally, about 14 parts air to 1-part fuel, and it uses a number of sensors to monitor the amount of air going in, and the mixture of air and fuel coming out. All systems are different, but…

How Managed IT Support Services Will Save Your Business Money

If the thought of spending money on managed IT support services is something that you don’t believe you can afford then it is time to think again. Businesses large and small around the world depend heavily on IT infrastructure in the business and that makes it one of the most important aspects of the company. The reality in fact when its comes to managed support services for IT infrastructure in the business, this is an investment which is actually going to save your money rather than cost it money, and here is how. Security and Protection Cyberattacks and hackers do not…

Why You Have to Pay Attention to the Details When Remodeling a Property

When it comes to remodeling a property, either for yourself or to sell on the market, it is essential that you pay attention to all of the small details that are involved in this. Even the most simple property construction work can be challenging, at least more challenging than it first appears, and that is why you should always be attentive to the finer details of what you are doing. If you don’t have a wealth of experience in the construction or the real estate industry then this applies particularly to you, and here is exactly why you always should…

Finding a Financial Future and Why it Starts with You 

Setting a budget, managing your spending, putting a portion away every month – good financial behaviors start by seeing results in good time. One of the hardest challenges of saving money is being proactive despite having the money available and not spending it. That long-term view of money is a great way to build up a foundation and make bigger more impactful decisions in the future. It’s pretty difficult, but that’s the great thing about becoming habitual with these good practices, eventually, it’s second nature and you’re making progress without thinking about it. Living in a big city or working in…