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Month: December 2019

How The California State Massage Certificate Helps Los Angeles Corporate Massage Therapists

Before 2008 and the creation of California's statewide massage therapy certificate, life was difficult for corporate massage therapists in the greater Los Angeles area. Indeed, because the different municipalities of LA county required a municipal massage therapy license to practice legally, corporate massage therapists – who travel to offices (often located in separate municipalities) to provide onsite chair massage therapy – were limited in the areas they could work. The creation of the California state massage therapy certificate in 2008, therefore, was a true game-changer – and lifesaver – for businesses and therapists in Los Angeles, as it ensures a simple, reliable verification of training, professionalism and legitimacy for area therapists, no matter their location in the state. In this way, the certificate is especially helpful in Los Angeles given LA county's tremendous size; It is the most populous in the country, with an area larger than the size of some small states, and a population that would make it the eighth most populous state in America. Moreover, there are more than 88 incorporated cities in the county, meaning that before 2008 there was the potential for 89 (including the county) different massage licenses and professional qualifications for the therapists of LA County! This made working in new areas difficult for corporate massage therapists as, if companies wanted massage at a different office location within the LA metropolitan area,...

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How Do You Get Your Business?

There is a sweet spot between being smart and dumb that is just right for marketers. For instance, it’s well known that salespeople can be too smart for their own good, over-talking, wearing out their welcome, putting feet in their mouths, and not listening enough, or allowing prospects to sell themselves. At the same time, if you can figure out a way of putting more customers on the books, and keeping them there, as frequent flyer and awards programs have, then you can see the payoff for being clever. I’ve found there is a single question that can help you to find a perfect middle ground, while learning a lot, as well: “Where do you get your business?” Yesterday, for example, I caught up with a client who has his own hypnotism practice. He does a nifty stage act and he counsels individuals, helping them to get more sales and to turn their lives around in various ways. I asked him how he’s doing, he said “Great!” and then I asked the magical question about his source of business. “Whenever I want business, I stand in front of a 7-11, walk up to smokers and say, ‘I see you smoke’ and they say ‘Yup,’ and I ask ‘Have you ever thought of quitting?” and they say ‘I’d love to’ and then I hand them my card, and it’s as...

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Advantages of Job Portals

The biggest advantage of a Job portal is that there is no fee for the job seeker. Websites like Monster.com thrive on the money that the companies pay to register with them. The job seeker just has to select the company he likes and apply to them. Of course if a person wants to avail of other services like the resume service then he will have to pay extra. Portals are well organized and more often than not really help people get jobs. Most of them have a basic sign up procedure where the candidate can upload the resume and fill out all the important details about their educational backgrounds, skills and work experience. Everything is done in an orderly fashion and candidates can manages their own profiles and customize the site to meet their needs. One of the biggest advantages of a job portal is the fact that you can avoid certain companies or employers. If you don’t wish for them to see your profile you can simple blacklist them. However, there are so many portals and so many jobs between them that it becomes difficult to manually apply for these jobs from each and every job portal on the internet. A quicker way of doing this would be to procure a program from the net which can search for jobs through all these many sites and show...

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How To Choose A Website Design Firm

There are countless website design firms and each one claims to provide the best solutions in comparison to all the other firms. For a business looking at all the different providers it can become quickly confusing and when faced with a deadline and a growing need for a better online presence, making a choice is difficult and critical. In order to make the best choice for your current situation you must evaluate each design firm you are looking at and make an informed decision based on your research and not the firm's sales pitch. There are several key factors you have to determine before you contact a single designer. Following are 5 of the most important traits that should influence your decision before finalizing a particular firm. Does the company provide SEO optimization in the web design – Website design and search engine optimization are so closely related that the lack of planning for seo during the design and layout of your website will be a handicap in how search engines interact with your site during indexing and ranking. If your designer understands seo and plans for online marketing during the design phase your site will see massive returns on your investment in way of traffic and customer conversions. Everything on your website from the content, layout, page titles to even the website name itself is all part of...

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10 Top Wedding Gift Suggestions For Newly Married Couples

Their big day has nearly arrived and you still haven't bought the couple a wedding gift yet. Well, not to worry, here are 10 wedding gift suggestions that are a little more creative than suggesting you rush off to buy them a gift voucher for the home, garden and furniture store. 1. How about a painting. Obviously selection is according to budget. Consider romantic depictions or something special to that couple, such as a painting of where they first met. You could personalize it even further by commissioning a local artist to paint a photo of the couple. 2. Buy them a tree. A small one. Don't laugh – think about it this way. Buy a nice tree they can plant, then nurture and grow as the years go by, just like their marriage. When they look out the window in several years time they'll be reminded of how far they've come as they see an established tree in the garden. 3. Subscription to a magazine. Maybe the newly wedded couple have just moved into a new house and needs some work doing to it. What better gift than a magazine all about how to decorate and renovate a house. 4. Are the couple into keep-fit? If so, how about buying them joint membership to a local gym for a year. It's something they can do together. 5. Something...

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