Archives for June 2014

Online MBA Program

The business sector often requires highly educated professionals to manage specific departments within an organization. That is why business schools are usually graduate programs where a person who already has a baccalaureate education and several years of working experience can enroll in such programs. The graduate programs often reward the coveted Master of Business Administration (MBA), which signifies that the student utilized their professional experience alongside the theoretical applications they learned in graduate school.

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Students in a business school can focus their MBA program in any of the main facets of business, such as accounting, management, marketing, finance, and others. Many companies will help their employed workers attain a MBA if they want to increase their value to the company. 

With such benefits from an MBA, one may wonder why there aren’t more people attending these programs. The reason is often time. Many adults cannot afford to take time off from work to invest in a graduate degree program. This prevents thousands of qualified people from attaining a great MBA at such business schools like the one at Washington State

Business schools have come to realize these concerns, and they have decided to invest in a new way of taking graduate business classes: online education. With online education, a student is able to listen and watch lectures, read course material and turn in major papers and projects from the comfort of their home. In addition, since there are no set geographic or class times, the student can work their 8-hour day, take care of their home obligations and then get their schoolwork done in the evening or on the weekends.

Such a curriculum is helping thousands of highly professional students reach their full potential academically. Even the lucrative and competitive Executive MBA program, which is usually considered a highly complex business curriculum, can be accessible to students who enroll in an online education. Because the worker can still be fully employed while enrolled and paying for a graduate education, it makes the education more affordable. 

If a qualified professional wants to enroll in an MBA program, an online program may be the right choice. With these online programs, professionals can seek higher positions in-house or seek other horizons in the business sector without losing the position they currently have.

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Repairing Ford Powerstroke Diesels

Repairing a Powerstroke diesel engine is much less complicated than many people think. The parts of these engines are available online, and there are many parts that can be easily replaced by a novice mechanic. Mechanics should consider how their engines are designed, work from a user manual and ask for assistance when it is needed.

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Replacing Small Parts

Replacing simple parts of the engine can be done by a novice mechanic who has very little experience. Changing out one part for another is simple enough that the driver can purchase these parts online. If the home mechanic is not sure which part to purchase, they should send in a picture of the part to make sure they get the right one. 

Rebuilding The Engine

Rebuilding a Powerstroke engine may require a step-by-step guide that can be found when the driver chooses to click here. The parts for the engine are available, but the guide for the rebuild is the most important part of the job. The driver should look over the guide before they get started. The driver must make sure they ask for help if they run into trouble during the rebuilding process. It could take several weeks to rebuild an engine that was completely inoperable. However, the driver should allow themselves this time to get it right. Faster jobs only allow the car to get on the road faster, but a methodical rebuilding job produces a healthy engine.

Cleaning The Engine

Cleaning an engine is something that every driver will have to do from time to time. The dirt and debris on the engine can cause the engine to lose performance. The driver must be diligent in cleaning the engine. The engine cleaners available can help to clear off the metal plastic and rubber that make up the engine body.

Drivers who want to do work on their cars alone can purchase all the parts they need online, and the drivers can find the manuals they need to learn how to fix the engine. Asking for help is a good idea, and the truck will run like new very soon.

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High Tech and High Touch: Balancing Innovation with Customer Service

People can do so many things today that do not require human contact. Even the online customer service facilities of some companies have already been automated. When customers send in their inquiries, they are often answered by robots or recorded messages. It cannot be denied, however, that people are innately social. This means that consumers still crave for human touch no matter how much they demand for convenience and quick service. Balancing innovation with customer service is a challenge that most companies today face.

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This challenge is not too difficult to address. There are still ways to deliver high touch service without sacrificing high tech innovations. In fact, technology should be used as a way to make initiating and nurturing long term customer relationships possible. Companies should be able to use the technology available to them in opening more channels of communication with their customers.

The following are some ways of balancing innovation with customer service:

Go Social

If you are not already in the social networks, you are missing perhaps the biggest high tech way to give high touch service to your customers. Be where your customers are. Get to know your customers. Talk to your customers. Social media posts give you an opportunity to get more personal with your customers. The best thing about going social is that it does not cost much to reach a significant number of target customers.

Go Mobile

A lot of people today do things on-the-go. Having a mobile app or customizing your site for mobile browsers is a must if you want to be easily accessible to your customers even when they are away from their computers. A lot of the bigger companies even have lifestyle apps for their customers to use even when they are not online. Some examples of this are diet planners or calorie counters for weight loss products and recipe box and meal planners for food brands.

Go Live

Making use of high tech customer service platforms does not mean that you have to go cold and impersonal. You can actually still go live even if you are on a budget. This is a service that you can outsource if necessary. There are also software programs that you can purchase to allow you to maintain just a handful of customer service personnel to entertain your customers and prospects. Balancing innovation with customer service is possible if you adopt the right attitude and find the right tools.

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Online Shopping Convenience

The way people do their shopping has been revolutionized by the internet. Yes, internet has become a worldwide mall where people shop for everything. Online shopping has become increasingly popular since it was opened for commercial use for the obvious reason of convenience. Here are the reasons why most people prefer to shop online.

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Time-saving

For those who dislike walking around malls from store to store, online shopping allows you to get fashionable clothing delivered to your doorstep. Well not just clothing but almost everything, from cars to gadgets or even food and services. Because everything is now available online, you can shop from the convenience of your home or office during your free time. You can save not just your time but gasoline and energy as well.

Infinite Choices

Choices are no longer limited to products that are manufactured locally. You can now order from around the world. Most online retailers offer shipping worldwide. Some retailers offer express shipping option for those who need to have the product delivered immediately and or free shipping depends on the amount of the ordered item.

Item and Price Comparison

Before making your purchase online, you can easily compare products and prices through different online stores by simply opening more browsers. You will be able to see the images and measurements even of the items that may only be available in selected countries. Reviews of the said products are also available online. These reviews will provide you the information you need as to which product can be trusted or not or which product is more affordable yet yields good result. Thus, these reviews will help you decide which product to buy and not to buy.

Payment Options

For added convenience, most online shops offer different methods of payment; Paypal (the most popular by far), credit or debit cards, online checks, bank deposits, electronic wallet and COD or cash on delivery (available only in local online shops). This way, you can surely choose the payment option that is right and convenient for you.

Broken items? Items too large or too small? Not satisfied with what you got? Don’t worry because most online stores accept free return. What else could be more convenient than doing your shopping online? Online shopping is fun, exciting and relaxing!

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Investing in Gold and Silver: Hedging Against Economic Forces

The economy can move in different ways, leaving investors eating dust on bad investment choices or cashing in on gains worth way over what they have invested. This is the reason why diversification is recommended. The wise investor would be prepared enough to balance his earnings and losses even during adverse market movements. Investing in gold and silver is a good way to diversify your investments.
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Both gold and silver are precious metals that are mined and used for various purposes. In the past, both metals were also used in the production of currency. Today, these are no longer used in currencies, but they remain to be highly valued. Investments in these precious metals are often valued by committees in various exchanges all over the world. These committees are composed of members from the most recognized financial institutions in the region that the exchange covers. Among these are investments in gold and silver as commodities, stocks of mining companies, and derivatives and futures. These might sound complicated to those who are just starting out. A quick research on what these investment instruments are will give you the basics so you can understand how investing in gold and silver instruments can work to your advantage.

The basic benefit of investing in gold and silver is that their value is often not dependent on the economic conditions in particular companies. They are valued separately using the law of demand and supply. The higher the demand for these metals, the higher their prices are in the market. The same movement in prices can be expected when the supply of the metals is low. Indirectly, the strength or a weakness of currencies can influence the demand for gold or silver.

In times when the currency values are quite shaky, for example, the natural tendency of investors would be to resort to investing in gold and silver as a way to preserve their capital. The shift to investments in precious metals serves as their hedge against potential inflationary forces or any other changes that could shake the economy and affect conventional investments. However, going out and buying gold and silver is not as easy as it seems no matter what the economic conditions are. Just like any other investment instrument, the investor should be wise enough to consult historical charts to determine when the best time to invest in precious metals.

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