Making Handmade Jewelry – Home Based Business to Financial Success

Within the last few months you have been considering that your hobby making handmade jewelry qualifies as a home based business that you would like to pursue.

Let me ask you:

  1. Have you laid out your business plans and dreams?
  2. Do you have all your business ducks in a row and ready to enter the business world?
  3. Are you ready to make money now?
  4. Would you like to become a famous world jewelry designer?
  5. Would you like to be recognized and receive praise and recognition for your outstanding jewelry designs?

For many people earning money is the primary goal for going into business and it will be up to you as to how large a business you would like to have. At each step of advancement money will follow.

They say to stay upbeat and positive when writing, but I would like to talk about success. The reason being that after you spend ten years, twenty years, thirty years, forty years or more and you look back on your business will you feel that you were successful?

In the beginning we have high expectations of earning a great deal of money and hopefully becoming well known in our artistic pursuit. And in the jewelry designing business this can happen.

But, if possible jump your thinking and imagination into the future to review your business and personal life backwards. Not everyone can do this, but do try this mental exercise.

The reason for posing this question is that when going into business there will be circumstances involving people, things and other matters that you cannot control and which will cause setbacks.

  • Do you have what it takes to continue?
  • Can you keep a positive attitude?
  • Can you limit your worries with constructive criticism?
  • Can you handle fear?
  • Can you handle discouragement?
  • Do you have drive and ambition?
  • Do you have motivation and energy?
  • Can you handle emergencies, obstacles, unexpected problems and keep your business active?

The above questions are not meant to discourage you but to help you think of your readiness to start an at home business. If you answered yes…go for it. Success is riding on your shoulders.

Money can buy many pleasures such as vacations, sport activities, theatre, fine clothing and much more. Of course, it will purchase necessities such as food, housing and medical care. More importantly it will open doors to meeting other people, opening new opportunities, enhancing your personal life, and providing new experiences and many memories of people who have purchased or worn your jewelry bringing happiness into their lives as well as your life.

As you recall your exercise of looking into the future and reviewing your life backwards, please write down the results. Years from today, open that sheet of paper and compare. It will be very interesting.

Raising Ducks For Beginners

If someone would want to enter animal raising business, why choose raising ducks? And how do you raise them? Many animal farmers are now considering raising ducks instead of the more popular counterpart, the chicken. This is because raising them is less expensive. Ducks are also more resistant against extreme weather. And they lay yummy eggs.

Ducks are the considered one of the most climatic condition stable of the avian species. Their housing needs not be elaborate, just a simple dry and sheltered house. They can eat a wide variety of feeds and are resistant to several diseases. They also mature fast, starting at 4 months. Mature ducks of the Pekin breed, the most popularly raised in the Unites States, can weigh up to 11 pounds. That is a good source of duck meat and profit too.

More than 20 million ducks are raised yearly in the United States. Though they may be raised for egg laying, they are primarily raised for their meat. 90 percent of duck meat eaten in the US is from one breed alone, the Pekin duck. Note that even if they lay large and nutritious eggs, raising ducks for meat is preferred because they require more egg-laying feeds compared to chicken.

Houses for raising ducks can be made with light materials like wood or bamboo. The required condition is that it should be kept dry so that bacteria growth will be minimized and the temperature remains warm enough. Keeping the shelter dry is usually done by spreading corn cobs or peanut hulls on the flooring. It is advisable to build the shelter near a stream so that the ducks can swim and exercise.

Another interesting phenomenon is when new ducks, say previously from another cage or yard, are introduced in another group of ducks. There is an observed pecking order among ducks and this can get vicious at times. However, the “ritual” will subside. Owners must watch out if the new ducks are being too deprived of food and water. That means new food containers and water pans should be made available.

If a raiser choose egg-laying as his/her central business, then the trade is not much of selling the eggs for food but for hatching them and selling the ducklings later. Embryos develop in the egg in about 28 days at 95 degrees Fahrenheit and up to 75 percent humidity.

Duck Creek Training By Experts is Essential For Top Executives in the Insurance Industry

Any industry, be it banking, finance or manufacturing, is powered by IT. It is no different for the insurance sector where tailor made solutions deliver better performance and it is imperative that executives in such environments know how to use the software. Training by experts is the answer to empowering top executives to handle the complex IT solutions such as Duck Creek in the insurance sector.

Duck Creek is an industry standard solution specifically created for use by insurance companies. Insurance companies need to track millions of customers and deliver outstanding services in order to stay competitive and Duck Creek provides end to end solutions. It is complex and covers the entire gamut of insurance operations. For instance, the software has modules to process applications and issue policies, endorse such policies, cancel and reinstate policies. Using the software one can track each customer, issue reminders, and bills in time and carry out a host of other activities including reports and analytics to derive business intelligence. Given the complexity, it is not surprising that executives and managers operating the software often come up against roadblocks, especially when handling claims. This is where Duck Creek Training by specialized institutions comes to their rescue

It is not easy to learn the extended features of this solution in a day. Training by experts is essential. Why experts? This is because experts with industry experience and a background of training in this software can transfer knowledge to busy managers tailored to their requirements in just the right way. Classroom training, whether held within the company premises or in the trainer’s premise is one way to undergo training but it is far better to opt for training institutions that offer online training. This method allows executives located as far apart as London, New York and Bangalore to access training modules whenever they have time and also get access to a trainer should they have any queries. Webex, GoToMeeting and skype are popular methods of conducting sessions online but a trainer may also offer online training through its site.

Customization in training modules and sessions is the key to how quickly managers learn precisely what is of use to them in their day to day activities. Expertise in knowledge on the part of the trainers contributes to analysing requirements and tailoring training sessions, another reason to prefer only recognized institutions for global Duck Creek training online or in the classroom method.

What is of even more importance is post training support. It is natural that even after training managers will face problems in the usage of Duck Creek and this where continuing support proves to be a decider in the selection of the right training institute. The right Institute will always have available experts to provide guidance until the trainees become adept.