Pool Supplies Needed to Care for Inground Swimming Pool

Adding an inground pool not only offers entertainment, exercise, and leisure to your backyard, but it increases the value of your home. In 2003, the National Association of Realtors reported that this addition adds around 8 percent to your home’s value. Typically, maintenance schedules involve weekly and monthly responsibilities. Purchasing pool supplies and equipment from a specialty or home improvement store can help you sustain your maintenance schedule. Below are some instructions designed to help you take care of your new backyard treasure. In-Season Maintenance – Check your pH and chlorine levels at least twice a week. You should maintain a pH range of 7.4 to 7.6 and a chlorine level of 1.0 to 3.0 parts per million (ppm). Follow the directions according to your testing strips and add products to re-balance these levels, if necessary. – Weekly, empty the skimmer baskets, skim leaves and debris with a cleaning net,

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Building a Kingdom – Case Study of Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited

This article presents a case study of sustained entrepreneurial growth of Kingdom Financial Holdings. It is one of the entrepreneurial banks which survived the financial crisis that started in Zimbabwe in 2003. The bank was established in 1994 by four entrepreneurial young bankers. It has grown substantially over the years. The case examines the origins, growth and expansion of the bank. It concludes by summarizing lessons or principles that can be derived from this case that maybe applicable to entrepreneurs. Profile of an Entrepreneur: Nigel Chanakira Nigel Chanakira was raised in the Highfield suburb of Harare in an entrepreneurial family. His father and uncle operated a public transport company Modern Express and later diversified into retail shops. Nigel’s father later exited the family business. He bought out one of the shops and expanded it. During school holidays young Nigel, as the first born, would work in the shops. His parents,

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How to Avoid a Credit Card Charge-Off

The simplest way to avoid a credit card charge-off is to learn and understand the credit card system. Here are some tips: Sending Credit Card Payments Through The Mail: Some credit card companies actually require you to use their own pre-printed envelopes, but even if they do not, it is a good idea to do so in the interest of more efficient processing of your payment. Make sure you have included the billing coupon and have written clearly the amount that you are paying. Include your check, also written legibly, and remember to write your account number on the check. When Ronald Reagan was running for President, he was asked what he was going to do to make the post office more efficient, to which he responded that he would start mailing workers workers their paychecks. Allow ample time when you send your check to the credit card company. Change

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Where Does Advertising Fit Into the Marketing Mix?

Many people get confused about the role of advertising in the marketing mix so here’s a simple view of where it fits in. In the traditional marketing model, we talk about the 4 P’s o Product o Pricing o Place o Promotion The last section – Promotion is what we mean when we say you are “doing your marketing”. It’s your communications or your actual marketing activities. But first, let’s get clear about the PURPOSE of marketing and why you want to get good at it. “The PURPOSE of marketing or it’s biggest task is to persuade prospects to visit you online or offline so you can present your offer. Done well they come waving their credit card and ready to buy so there’s no need for hard sell.” Whenever and wherever you get in front of your potential market is your marketing opportunity – you are communicating or getting

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