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Day: August 9, 2016

Square Business Cards – Good Idea Or Bad?

Each and every day, entrepreneurs, job seekers, freelancers, employees, and executives hand out business cards. It happens in offices and on the street… during chance meetings and networking events… in between friends, new associates, or newly united strangers.

With all of these cards being exchanged, it’s very important to have a business card that stands out from the pack — one that grabs attention the instant it’s placed in the palm of someone’s hand. After all, there’s nothing worse than making a first impression with a dull and drab card.

Perhaps the easiest way to stand out is to have a business card that doesn’t look or feel like all of the others.

Enter the square business card.

Square business cards instantly stand out due to their shape. It’s almost impossible, in fact, to be handed a square business card and NOT look at it before you put it in your pocket. That alone can make it a better marketing tool than other, more typical cards.

Another benefit of square business cards is that they offer extra space for content. Considering more content equals a greater opportunity for selling yourself to prospects, employers, or referral sources, that can be a big advantage.

So are square business cards all good? Are they an automatic brilliant idea that anyone and everyone should be using?

Of course not.

The thing is, standing out visually can be accomplished in so many ways. There are 3D, plastic, translucent, metal, edible, die-cut, embossed cards… and countless other eye catching attention-grabbing possibilities. Square business cards are but ONE way to do it, and what’s right for one person is certainly not right for everyone.

When you consider that the atypical shape may make storing your square business card more difficult (in a stack of others, or in a business card book, for example) it may not necessarily be the most convenient. And as for the benefit of added space to tell your story… well, fold over cards offer that benefit as well, but they can retain a typical shape as well.

The bottom line is that square business cards will be a great way to stand out for some — and not right for others. It really does depends on what you do, where and to who you distribute your cards to, and the concept you have in mind. If a square design seems right — go with it. It’s certain to stop your recipients in their tracks, giving you ample time to make that big and lasting impression!…

How To Get Financing For Aftermarket Car Parts

Many people think of financing in terms of vehicle purchasing. In a typical financing plan, buyers can spread out payments over a period spanning 24 to 36 months. Fortunately these days, buyers who wish to upgrade their vehicles can also get financing on aftermarket parts. Aftermarket parts are designed to add more practicality and utility to trucks, cars, and SUVs. These parts range from performance parts, work parts such as tow hooks and shackles, off roading gear, or general protection of truck bumpers, radiators, and grille. With financing, you will not have to shell out all money at once, and the protection can help drivers save on the costs of repairs in the long run.

Bill Me Later

Bill Me Later is one of the most effective ways to get financing for aftermarket parts. Bill Me Later is a secured financing company in partnership with PayPal. When looking for financing for aftermarket parts, simply ask if the store will let you check out online with Bill Me Later. This payment program offers low financing and relatively easy credit approval. Purchasing with Bill Me Later can be completed in one of two ways.

If you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to sign up for PayPal first. Choose to checkout with PayPal when you are making your purchase. Create a PayPal account and select Bill Me Later as an option. You will be asked to fill out a short form and then wait for approval. This type of approval is usually instant and your purchase process is complete. If for whatever reason your application is not approved, you will simply be re-directed to your site and can choose other payment options.

If you already have a PayPal account, you can simply sign in to PayPal from a store checkout page and pick Bill Me Later as your checkout option. You will be asked to fill out the short form and wait for their approval. If the application is approved, then your purchase is complete. If not, then you will have to pay through PayPal the standard way.

Bill Me Later is currently a very popular option for financing due to customer choice such as offering interest free payments if the customer pays off balance in six months. Alternatively, the customer can chose to make no payments for 90 days, and then follow up with a low interest rate.

Other Financing Options

Other financing options also exist for getting the right aftermarket parts for vehicles. Many companies offer coupon codes for purchasing bulk orders. It is advisable to call companies ahead to arrange discount for bulk orders. Other financing options that are available include student discounts, military discounts, and layaway plans. These typically vary by company and shoppers can normally obtain these rates by contacting a representative.

Conclusion

While most people use financing plans to pay off their vehicles, few people realize that they can get financing on aftermarket parts to improve their vehicles over time. Whether a car …

How to Prepare a Personal Injury Settlement Brochure

Thoroughness is the key when preparing a settlement brochure or demand package to attempt settlement of an injury case.

Here are 32 tips gleaned from over 20 years experience that comprise a checklist or template to make sure your booklet is as complete as possible.

(Note: in this checklist the “settlement brochure” is sometimes called the “demand.”)

1. Order PIP/MedPay payments ledger from your insurance company (the company of the car you were in at the time of the accident.)

2. Receive the PIP/MedPay payments ledger.

3. Check the ledger for any other doctors, clinics, prescriptions etc. that you had overlooked.

4. Make a complete list of all of your doctors, hospitals etc.

5. Request impairment rating or final narrative report letter from one of your treating doctors.

6. Obtain all Medical Bills.

7. Obtain all Medical Reports and records.

8. Mail or fax to your employer a LOST WAGES REQUEST LETTER. This asks your employer’s human resources department for:

1) your hourly wage at time of accident, and

2) how many hours were missed because of the accident.

9. Once you have received lost wages information from employer, calculate lost wages.

10. Check dates of service on ALL medical bills, prescriptions, reports, records, etc. Make sure bills are current and include all services to date.

11. Arrange medical bills in chronological order, keeping all of one doctor’s/clinic’s bills together, then list each doctor/clinic, and total expenses from that clinic, on MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY in same order. Note: in injury cases, medical bills are known as “medical specials.”

12. Check for prescriptions. Add to MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY.

13. Have any of the doctors predicted a specific need for future treatment? If so, add amounts to bottom of MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY. (Place a copy of future medicals documentation in future medicals section of demand.)

14. Read medical records and reports to identify any problem areas. (In reading, if another doctor/clinic is mentioned check on it to see if there are more medical bills.

15. Organize medical records and reports in reverse chronological order.

16. If this is an uninsured/underinsured motorist case, gather information that is evidence of existence of an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

17. Obtain liability or jury verdict research. Note: if there is an issue as to liability it is helpful to enclose legal research that supports your position. This may be obtained from a law library.

18. Draft DEMAND LETTER. This is the cover letter for your brochure that summarizes all of the information.

19. Type DEMAND LETTER, MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY, FUTURE MEDICALS SUMMARY, and LOST WAGES SUMMARIES.

20. Proofread DEMAND LETTER, MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY, FUTURE MEDICALS SUMMARY, and LOST WAGES SUMMARY. Check date of accident on accident report against the date in letter.

21. Check verdict amounts in comparable verdicts with what is typed in demand letter.

22. Check spelling on medical terms, and on doctors’, clients’ and adjusters’ names.

23. Check to see that all dollar amounts and numbers are correct numbers.

24. Check all dollar …