Enterprises TV and How to Work with a Home Contractor

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Ask almost any homeowner and they will share their horror stories about working with contractors. There are good ones and bad ones. Enterprises TV shares how to find and hire the good ones with readers.

Finding a good contractor takes time and patience.  Visit review websites like Angie’s List to see if there are any recommendations in the local area. Ask friends and neighbors for a reference. Make a list of questions for the contractor such as how many jobs are completed on time? What is the timeframe to get this job done? What time do you start and end every day? What days don’t you work?

Keep a record of all communication with the contractor. This includes all email, certified letters, phone calls, texts and voice messages.

Monitor the work every day. If they are building a wall, use your own level to be sure the wall is straight. If the contractor gets defensive, remember that it’s your money being spent and that you have to live with the results of their work.

Don’t pay for the project in full. Pay half before the contractor starts. Pay the balance when the project is done. This should protect the homeowner should the contractor disappear before the job is completed or if something goes wrong. The Enterprises TV show believes the person who hires the contractor is the person in charge. 

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Enterprises TV Sees the Time to “Cut The Cord” has Arrived for Many Former Cable Customers

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Enterprises TV notes that more people than ever before have begun to “cut the cord” with cable TV, that is, ditch expensive cable services in favor of finding the entertainment they want online.  Huge, monopolistic cable companies have not been winning friends over the last few decades, with abusive policies and a cavalier attitude toward customers.  They have repeatedly removed favorite channels from the lineup, transferring them to higher-priced tiers.  They play incessant billing games, with the fees that creep upward each month.  They definitely don’t reward customer loyalty — quite the reverse.  For years, consumers have asked for a cafeteria model for television viewing — let me subscribe to the channels I want and without being forced to support channels I would never visit.  Whether its news, sports, comedy, religion or programming in various languages, every genre has its fans and also those who don’t want to watch any of it.

Enterprises TV is watching with interest, the exodus of cable customers to other sources for their viewing pleasure.

The Enterprises TV show acknowledges that viewers can always settle on the local channels coming in over the airwaves.  In large urban centers, that offers plenty of choices.  For those who have become addicted to the unique offerings from fee-charging networks, that doesn’t completely satisfy the appetite for bold, innovative storytelling.  Some of that is available from online sources like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play.  There is even technology available for projecting internet-fed programming to your huge, hi-def TV screen, the most popular being Roku and Apple TV.  But the premium pay-networks do offer original fare that is so good, they tend to dominate the awards ceremonies each year.  As many around the country try valiantly to get off the grid, some are starting the process at their television sets. 

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Enterprises TV Warns of the Dangers of Summer Casual Ware — Notably Flip-Flops

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Like anyone else, we at Enterprises TV like to dress casually and wear as little as possible in the hot summer weather, but that tropical feeling can lead to trouble when inappropriate items are worn incessantly.  We’re talking about the favorite hot-weather footwear:  flip-flops.  These cheap plastic sandals are meant for short-term stints on the beach or around the backyard swimming pool.  Some people, however, overdo a good thing by wearing them all day.  The cheap manufacture and total lack of ergonomic support actually makes this footwear hazardous with overuse.  Unless they are expensive, custom-fit sandals, the cheap souvenir-grade flip-flops can represent foot and spine problems that are just waiting to happen.

Enterprises TV has learned of a long list of health issues caused by overuse of flip-flops.

The Enterprises TV show advises against all-day wearing of cheap flip-flops.  Firstly, they have no arch support whatsoever.  This can lead to a host of leg, hip and back problems with extended use.  The fact that you have to purposely grip your foot to keep them on as you walk only adds to the orthopedic issues.  The thin, foamy plastic soles do virtually nothing to protect the foot from rough terrain or sharp edges, while the porous nature of the material can prove to be a convenient home for colonies of bacteria.  And the generally bare, open nature of them as footwear, do nothing to protect the wearer from rough or sharp hazards encountered over the course of a day.  Flip-flops are the perfect, cool, minimal protection against hot sand or stones at the beach, but that’s about all.  They were never meant to be an all-day wardrobe choice.

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Enterprises TV Reports on the Environmental Impact from Tourism

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People love to travel. They go to locations near to home and very far from home. The environmental impact of where they go and what they do is spread across the world. Enterprises TV reports on the topic.

Travel – no matter which method of transportation used – creates an impact on the atmosphere and environment which is long-lasting.  From the emissions from vehicles to the trash on airlines and sewage released from cruise ships, the Earth’s natural resources are slowly diminishing. So what can we do, as the general public, to help reduce this?

Ask airlines if they recycle on each flight and what they do with non-recyclable garbage.

Ask cruise companies how much sewage is released into the oceans and seas and how it is treated before they release it? Do they recycle on board?

If possible, trade gas operated vehicles for ones which run on electric and gas.

Recycle everything on vacation such as soda cans, newspapers, food and beverage containers and food waste.

Hold hotels and resorts responsible for doing their part in lessening environmental impact.

Spend travel money on ethical businesses and organizations that do not pander to animal cruelty such as lion cub petting, canned hunts or petting farms where wildlife is kept.

The Enterprises TV show encourages readers to please show the world that you care.

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Enterprises TV Notes Your Smart Phone Will Soon Be Able to Get You In Just About Anywhere.

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Enterprises TV notes that the ubiquitous smart phone is about to replace yet another independent device:  the hotel room access card.  Hilton Hotels is planning to install a new system throughout its 4,200 properties by the end of 2016 that will allow customers to book, access and pay for their hotel room all via their smart phones.  While this may not seem like a major game-changing moment, it is one more device made obsolete by the multi-purpose wireless wonder.  If access to your hotel room is just a matter of software codes sent from a smart phone, how long until hackers are entering the Pentagon, or CDC germ vaults by a simple trick of coding?

Enterprises TV wonders where the vast list of smart phone apps is going to take us.

The Enterprises TV show acknowledges that the smart phone is definitely the wonder of the age; a wireless, digital Swiss Army Knife, ready and able to do almost anything.  Some of the devices we used to rely upon that the smart phone has already replaced include:  the hard-wired telephone, watch, stopwatch, calculator, calendar, still camera, video camera, music library, memory stick, compass, stand-alone GPS unit, flashlight … and the list expands exponentially every day.  This little marvel can, indeed, make our lives fuller, richer and more pleasurable … so long as the battery lasts.

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Enterprises TV Looks at a Time When Life Was Not About Possessing Things

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While most people these days own a car, a television and a telephone (of one sort or other), Enterprises TV remembers a time when that was not the case.  There was a time when only some people owned an automobile, and even a bicycle was considered a coveted possession.  When growing up, many people remember there being only one family in a neighborhood who had a television, and they were the most popular family on a Saturday night.  There was even a time when a small town may have had only one or two telephones in the entire community.  The very things we take for granted now were once considered as precious as gold.  And those people who possessed these treasures knew the true meaning of generosity, as they usually allowed others in a tightly knit community to share in the use of their things.

Enterprises TV recalls when consumer goods were scarce, but compassion was not.

The Enterprises TV show has also noticed that greed can warp values in particularly strange ways.  When a wealthy person has collected many of the same items, but will not let anyone near them, has this person lost sight of what it means to be human?  One of the great crimes common in the world involves fine works of art.  Art was created for all to see.  Yet, many of the greatest works of art by recognized masters have been purchased by private collectors and are never again seen by the very public they were created for.  The ownership of great art should be reward enough, why not allow the public to see these magnificent works and reap a little recognition while you’re at it?  Who is poorer, the people who have little but know how to share, or the one who possesses everything but compassion or a social conscience?  Ironically, it’s often when people have little but know the importance of sharing, that they actually are the richest.

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Enterprises TV Salutes Brazil for Pulling It Off

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Enterprises TV remembers a time just a few weeks ago when the world held its collective breath watching an unfolding fiasco in Brazil.  Would the country be ready for the World Cup?  Most construction seemed to be behind schedule and there were threats of labor strikes and mass protests.  Just about everybody was dreading the horror of traffic in the big cities that would host the major matches.  And all this worry and concern was projected onto Brazil’s next big date with the rest of the world:  the Summer Olympic Games only two years following the World Cup.  Many people smelled double disaster on its way.

Enterprises TV, along with the rest of the world, can now exhale.

The Enterprises TV show honors Brazil for pulling off what seemed to be the impossible.  The World Cup games went off quite well, without major incidents, winning friends the world over.  The nay-sayers will have to sit down to a substantial dinner of crow, since the nation of over 200 million — many of whom live in relative poverty — managed to welcome the football (soccer) world with panache.  While it’s a sad footnote that Brazil’s team suffered the most humiliating defeat of the tournament, the country’s efforts have not gone unappreciated.  One can feel a new optimism about the upcoming Olympic Games.  Brazil will, doubtless, be ready.

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Enterprises TV — How Social Media Affects Corporate Reputations

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Nearly every major corporation in the country has more than one social media account. From Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+, companies with a strong online presence are found by their customers. In fact, company web pages feature the logos of the social media sites they’re on so people can find them easily. Enterprises TV explains how social media affects corporate reputations from customer reviews to customer service issues.

The general public knows that in order to get a quick response to a service problem, the best place to go is on the business’ social accounts. Representatives are usually online and ready to assist. If the response time lags, customers check the other social accounts to see how active response time is there. Social media is where small to large companies can shore up their corporate reputations. It takes dedication and a committed team of representatives to be ready to respond to any customer question. Perhaps this is how Comcast failed when a one of their cable customer’s tried to cancel his service.

Corporations can strengthen their reputations by engaging the public online on social accounts with discounts and sales, stories of problems solved expediently, images of new products and by answering questions. The Enterprises TV show encourages business leaders to allow a bad review stay up, and also post once or twice a day on the social accounts to stay active and bolster customer opinion. Social media can affect corporate reputations in both negative and positives ways.

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Enterprises TV and the Sick Day Debate

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Some American employees receive paid sick days. Some do not get that same benefit. For those that do not get paid sick days, workers feeling under the weather come in to work. Enterprises TV reviews why giving workers paid sick days is a smart business decision.

Low paying jobs like those in grocery stores, fast food restaurants and the wait industry can be a good way to earn a paycheck. However, they often come with no benefits or very little benefits. One perk which is usually left by the wayside are paid sick days or paid personal days. Employees in these fields that do not feel well, have the flu or a cold, will often come to work. The need to work to get paid is more important than taking a day or two off, without pay, to rest and get well. Now imagine if these workers were offered paid days to stay home and get well.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the worst food-borne illnesses originated from contaminated food handled by sick workers. Enterprises TV learns that while this fact is alarming, food borne illnesses can be prevented if employers, cities, and states created a sound paid sick day policy or created laws which protect workers. When workers from every industry feel they can safely take a sick day or two to get over a bad cold or the flu, without having to sacrifice pay, they will use that time to get well and return to work. This is how paid sick days used to work before employers starting cutting beneficial paid time off. America needs to get back to what it was before.

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Enterprises TV Looks At Cars That Slow Down for Radar Traps — Even If You Won’t

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Enterprises TV has learned that Korean automaker Hundai is the first to announce an on board system to slow down a car if there is a radar speed-detector up ahead.  With fully automated self-driving cars being test-driven, cars that can parallel park themselves for the owner and many models that sport their own radar systems, it seems like a simple task.  The car will detect radar waves and notify the driver, and if the driver fails to slow down, the car will do that on its own.  It’s not clear if the radar receptor can differentiate between stationary speed displays, hand-held police radar guns and the plethora of radar systems at work on other cars around it.  But the effort to bring drivers into compliance with speed laws and prevent them from receiving a citation is laudable. 

Enterprises TV highlights what may be the ultimate radar detector.

The Enterprises TV show has to pause and wonder about the legal aspect of such a feature.  It wasn’t long ago that small radar detectors where sold and installed on car dashboards.  These units would beep at the driver when a radar signal was detected allowing the driver to slow down in time to avoid a ticket.  But they were made illegal in many states and the newsreels were full of footage of burly police officers throwing these radar detectors onto the pavement and stomping on them with their boots.  When such a system is integral in the automobile, there will presumably be nothing for these cops to stomp.  The window of opportunity for this radar warning/reaction system may be very small, anyway, as we are about to embark on the adventure of the automobile that drives itself.

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