Extending Dining Tables

By Pete | @kingpetey | 17 Jun 2020

The dining table is the heart of a home. And, if you’re looking to create a unique space where the people you care about will love to gather and connect, then you need Adventures in Furniture. 

Designed with flexible living in mind, our extending dining tables can be expanded for family gatherings and dinner parties, or folded away for a more intimate dining experience. What’s more, with a wealth of styles, sizes, materials and colour options, all our extendable dining tables can be tailored to your tastes, lifestyle and space. 

Built with the highest-quality craftsmanship and passionate about long-term furniture rather than cheap disposable pieces, your extendable dining table will be made to last generations. And, with ethically sourced materials and considered, sustainable design at the heart of everything we do, your furniture is better for the environment too.

Ready to be inspired? 

Bianco table

The Bianco table is a gorgeous design, suitable for any contemporary interior. With clean lines and a minimalist vibe, the table features splayed, tapered legs and comes in a variety of sizes. The solid wood range also has a selection of finishes, from a very pale white-washed oak to an exquisite oiled black walnut. Beautiful Fenix tabletop options are also available. 

The extending Bianco dining table folds out easily and requires no extra storage. Ideal for both everyday use and special occasions, the table is perfect for trend-setters seeking that sought-after Scandi style.

Zurich table 

The Zurich table design boasts slender, rounded and tapered legs that fit flush to the corners. Adding extra seats to this extending table is simple. The leg sections simply roll out to reveal internally stored extension leaves which can be opened as needed. So, the Zurich is as functional as it is stunning. 

Available in lavish walnut and rich oak, the Zurich can also be made with a Fenix top for a real statement piece that is perfect for the rough and tumble of energetic dinner parties and everyday life.

Mason table 

Our Mason extendable tables are strong, hard and durable. With chunky round and straight leg options, the Mason looks robust and is perfect for people who value timeless, classic design. With a hidden butterfly mechanism, simply pull the legs towards you and effortlessly extend to seat more people.

Available in a range of sizes, finishes, materials and colour options – including natural timber, ingenious Fenix, and super-stylish ceramic - our sophisticated Mason table can be tailored to your exact requirements. And it’s built to stand up to the reality of daily life, with completely scratch-proof and easy to clean options available.

Tate table

The extendable Tate table takes modern simplicity to the next level. With clean lines and no unnecessary fuss, the Tate is both authentic and super-stylish. 

Tate tabletops are available in warm woods and Fenix (the very latest nanotech matt material for easy cleaning). And the legs come in a stunning selection of metals, including rusted steel and graphite for a striking stripped-back industrial look. 

Flow table 

Made from 100% solid wood with filled knots, the Flow extending table has a 24mm oak top. Available in natural ‘live’ or straight edge options, the Flow is super-contemporary and super-stylish. 

The striking extendable Flow table showcases legs that combine oak and black powder coated metal, with straight and U-shape options available. So, for a unique design feature that is sure to wow, the Flow has what it takes. 

The very best extending dining tables. Only from Adventures in Furniture 

Why buy pre-designed when you can create a bespoke dining table that will stand out and perfectly fit into your home? 

At Adventures in Furniture, our beautiful, extendable dining tables are as distinct as you are. And. once we have helped you to create the perfect piece for you, we’ll get it delivered and installed in your home in a matter of weeks. 

It really is that easy. 

Food is one of the biggest expenses for any household, and one of our basic needs, but it’s also where many of us end up overspending by making basic mistakes. A lot of it has to do with our lack of understanding of the food business, and business in general. We often make errors and seek convenience, and don’t understand how the food business makes money by selling us things we could easily do ourselves. Here are some easy and simple ways that you could save on everyday food purchases.

Stop Buying Transformed Foods

One of the greatest tricks of the agro business is selling everyday products at a way higher price simply because they’re in a different form. Frozen chips should not exist, no matter what anyone says; you could easily enjoy a much better meal at home by chopping your potatoes yourself, or getting a chip cutter. So, before putting a bag of frozen vegetables into your cart, try and think whether you could get the same product for less.

Never Buy Take Out Full Price

Most nutritionists would tell you to get off take out altogether, but there are some times when only a slice of Domino's pizza or a curry from the corner shop will do. In these cases, take advantage of coupons and specials whenever you can. 

You can easily find Domino's vouchers online through coupon sites. We also suggest you sign up to their newsletter. They will send Domino's vouchers straight to your mailbox. There is no reason to pay full price when there’s always some deal somewhere, so spend your money wisely and make sure you can get a deal whenever you can.

Get Yourself a Chest Freezer

Getting a chest freezer could be the number one best purchase you’ve ever made if you’re trying to save on groceries. You could take advantage of meat sales, or even buy primal cuts and save even more. You can even bulk cook your meals and freeze them for use at a later date.

One more thing: don’t use minced meat unless you mince it yourself. Depending on the brand, you might find all sorts thrown in there. Get yourself a meat grinder, and get your cuts from a reputable butcher in your neighbourhood. This way, you’ll actually know what’s in it, and will get much more value for your money.

Learn How to Preserve

Another thing you have to learn is how to buy in season and preserve. You can extend the shelf life of many products by transforming or pickling them. Roma tomatoes can be turned into sauce. Turnips and cucumbers can be turned into pickles. Be creative, and you’ll find ways to stock up and reduce your costs as a result.

These are just some of the ways that you can save money on food purchases. Just learn how to think outside the box, and don’t overspend by falling for some of the agro business’s oldest tricks. What changes will you make?

9 Tips for DBA Success

By Pete | @kingpetey | 28 Apr 2020

There is no doubt that the DBA has numerous benefits to professionals in the business world. However, you have to get to the end of your course and do so effectively for you to enjoy the benefits. The coursework, research, and assignment can be tough and overwhelming, and thus if you don’t plan well you could miss out on the big benefits. Since it’s an advanced degree, the demands will be more, and you will be expected to work harder and smarter. Not to scare you though; if you play your cards right, you will learn a lot and graduate on time. Consider the following tips for DBA success:

Find the Right Business School

If you are not already enrolled in a college, the first step is to find a good one. You can look online or ask for recommendations from DBA graduates you know. For business schools you locate online, ensure you do extensive research to confirm they are legit. Never give out your details or pay money before you check the legitimacy. Ensure you check these three key details:

  • The school background and faculty member profiles
  • Accreditation and rankings 
  • Online reviews 

In addition to the profile information listed on the website, you can go ahead and search the faculty members on sites such as LinkedIn. When searching for online reviews, use the name of the business school accompanied by terms such as DBA reviews or student testimonials. 

Choose Your Path Wisely 

One of the key decisions you will make as a DBA student is choosing a topic for your research project. You have to choose a topic that falls within the subject areas covered by the business school and submit a proposal. If you don’t choose your topic wisely, you may end up giving up along the way or gaining information and skills that won’t be of much help to your future goals. Thus, when choosing your path, consider the following two factors:

  • One, your career goals, both short and long term. If you don’t have goals yet, set them before joining business school. 
  • Two, how working on the selected topic can benefit your career now and in the future. 

Some business areas have serious skills gaps, which can be filled with specific qualifications. For more information on this topic, visit Aston University Online and read their article on how  DBAs can fill global skills gaps, and how this will benefit businesses.

Work, Study, Life Balance

Going back to school adds more responsibilities to your already busy schedule. Therefore, before you sign up for a course, think about how you will balance the three so that you don’t end up ruining relationships in your life, getting sick or stressed out and failing in school. Consider the following tips:

  • Be realistic when signing up. Don’t commit yourself yet until you are sure you will have enough time to dedicate to your studies and the other important things in your life. 
  • Identify things you can cut off to create more time for your studies. You may have to give up some leisure activities and maintain just one or two hobbies until you complete your studies. Cutting off or reducing screen time can also help. This will give you time to study without affecting the time dedicated to other priorities. For instance, if you are a parent with two free hours after work, instead of watching TV for one hour and studying for one hour, you could use the time spent watching TV to study and leave the other hour for your family. 
  • Have a schedule and stick to it. You have to go to work, assignments need to be done on time, your child expects you to show up for their football matches on the weekend, how do you balance all this? Have a schedule and stick to it. Avoid saying you will do something when you have the time. You already have the time; your job is to plan how you will spend each minute of it. And having that plan will allow you to balance the three aspects of your life without giving too much time to one and neglecting another. 
  • Eat right and stay healthy: What happens when you don’t feed your body well? You can increase your risk of contracting diseases, not have the energy you need to work, and you may affect your vital organs such as the brain negatively. And the long term effect is ruined productivity and efficiency, poor health and a less zealous life. Therefore, eat healthy balanced meals, drink lots of water and stay active. 
  • Sleep for 7 to 8 hours each day. These are the recommended hours by sleep experts for optimal health and well-being. 

Have a Designated Study Area

You can do some flashcards during lunch breaks or while making dinner and this is super helpful. However, you need some time, when you will sit down and get serious for 30 minutes to two hours depending on how much time you have to study each day. After making a schedule, the next step is to find that space where you will retreat to when your schedule states you should be studying. It could be your bedroom, the garage, a space in the office, the coffee shop or the library. Ensure that your study space is free from distractions. 

Be Organised 

Being organised in your work and study life has three key benefits. One, you will be more productive when you are an organised person. Two, you will avoid wasting time. And three, you will avoid stress and confusion. For your study life, consider these three things:

  • One, gather your study materials in advance and ensure they are well arranged. For books and other stationery, you could get a desk with drawers for storage, some shelves, and folders. 
  • Have a plan on how and when you will handle each task. Prioritise based on complexity and urgency. 
  • Keep your study environment tidy. When the environment is clean and tidy, your concentration will be much better. In addition to being a distraction, clutter and dirt can also cause you to feel stressed. 

Think about Your Writing 

Poor referencing, grammatical errors and poor flow are some of the mistakes that should be avoided when submitting your proposal and other assignments. To avoid these:

  • Take time to familiarise yourself with the writing styles you are expected to adhere to when submitting your work.
  • Work with a writer or editor when writing your final documents. However, note that you should do your work; others should only help with the fine-tuning and checking for errors.
  • Read papers done by others. This will help in sharpening your writing skills. 

Have a Financial Plan 

A DBA is an advanced degree and thus it costs money. And, considering you will be in school for three to six years, it’s wise to plan financially in advance. When making a financial plan:

  • Check how much business school will cost for all the years
  • Make an estimate for all your expenses
  • Identify your key sources of income. 
  • Check whether your sources of income will be able to cover your expenses and business school tuition. 
  • Find other ways to pay for business school. Some key ones include applying for student loans, getting a scholarship, and checking if your employer offers any support to further your education. If you choose a student loan, ensure you have a viable payment plan. 
  • Set up an emergency fund

Network and Learn from Others

Your own research is good and it can teach you a lot. However, it’s super important to connect with others and see life from their perspective. Below are some of the people you can network with as a DBA student:

  • Your course instructors: Learn from their experiences, ask them questions and maybe you could ask one to be your mentor
  • Other DBA students: Share your experiences, discuss issues, ask for their help and help them when they need you. 
  • DBA graduates: Learn from them and maybe seek a mentor
  • Professionals who are in the same field as you: Consult with them when making key decisions

Be a Smart Student 

Since the degree directly affects your career success, ensure that you get as much from it as possible. Don’t just aim to graduate and get a title, but focus on learning things that will grow you as a professional. Some of the key things that smart students do include:

  • Studying throughout the semester and taking time to digest the concepts. Studying every day, or a few days per week, is better than accumulating all the work and doing it in a hurry when deadlines are approaching. Cover your coursework earlier.
  • Don’t have a negative attitude when you get feedback from the instructors and advisors. A smart student will take criticism as an opportunity to learn and be better. 
  • Ask a lot of questions where you don’t understand.
  • Don’t miss lectures, workshops, or any other event. If you miss an appointment with your teacher due to something unavoidable, let them know and get them to reschedule. 

Above are some of the key tips that can be helpful for DBA success. Know that much is expected from you, plan wisely and after you make plans ensure you follow through. 

There are numerous facts that you need to know about vaping. You probably know some and others have never crossed your mind. But you are in the right place as this article will highlight some of the insights according to experts. Those who have been contemplating ditching smoking for vaping need this information even more.

Vaping is the habit of using an electronic cigarette to inhale vapor, which contains nicotine, flavors, and other ingredients. Vaping is arguably better than smoking, but science is not yet clear on this. The information is still sketchy and beginners should dig very deep to get as much information as possible. For now, let us dive into what science says about vaping.

Vaping is Still Not Safe

Science has claimed that there are fewer toxins in the vapor than in cigarette smoke. But all research agrees that users are exposed to dangers. Nicotine-based e-juices contain almost the same amount of health risks that affect the heart and breathing system.

By early 2020, the CDC had already reported over 60 deaths in the world that were directly linked to vaping. All were related to problems with the lungs, just like in the cases of lung cancer caused by tobacco cigarettes.

There is a Danger of Addiction

If you are moving from cigarette smoking to vaping to avoid addiction, it is time to rethink the whole plan. Vaping can be as addictive as tobacco since both contain nicotine. Nicotine is the chemical that is responsible for other health issues.

However, users can avoid addiction to e-shisha or e-cigs if they use e-liquids with the lowest amount of nicotine or try the nicotine-free range. Unfortunately, many people claim that nicotine-based e-juices are more satisfying.

E-Cigarettes Are Not the Best to Quit Smoking

There are numerous methods that can be used to quit smoking, but many people prefer to use vaping. Well, it has helped many and it might help you, but scientists claim that it is not the ultimate solution. The danger comes in when people switch from tobacco to nicotine e-cigarettes. As mentioned earlier, these will cause an equal addiction. If you want to quit smoking, kicking nicotine is the first thing that you should do.

Other Dangers of Vaping

According to science, there are many uncertainties when it comes to vaping and many are related to health. Apart from the risk of cancer, breathing problems, and heart illnesses, vaping devices may explode and hurt the user if they are mishandled, not to mention leakages.

But this is not to discourage people from using them as they have many pros. Celebrities have been moving from smoking to vaping, which has promoted the habit as very cool. You will probably notice that most youths prefer vaping to smoking, a trend which has made scientists more proactive to understand more health concerns that will save the future generation.

Final Word

Scientists are working day and night to come up with better answers concerning this habit. Everything is looking forward to discovering more and getting enlightened, especially those who are planning to start the habit.

Portable classrooms are also called demountable or prefabricated classrooms because they can be erected and collapsed with ease. These temporary structures are becoming more popular by the day in modern schools since they have numerous benefits. Even schools that have been established for many years prefer to use this option when expanding their structures. The popularity started in the UK and then spread to other parts of the continent and the globe at large.

If you are planning to start a school today, consider using portable classrooms especially if there is a probability of expanding or relocating the school. To understand this option better, let us explore the main pros and cons of portable classrooms in schools.

Pros of Portable Classrooms

Portable classrooms have more pros than cons. Generally, this is an option that will not only reduce costs for the school but also give it a high degree of flexibility.

  • Save time – prefabricated panels and frames are quick to assemble, making them useful in times of urgent school expansion. These classrooms can be constructed within a few days after making an order.
  • Affordable – compared to permanent structures, temporary structures are affordable. According to experts who construct prefabricated structures for schools, there is a possibility of saving up to 30% off the total costs. If you are interested, you can check temporary school halls here if you want to compare the cost of these temporary structures.
  • Flexible – temporary structures that are demountable are very flexible. If a classroom or a sports hall is not in use, it can be used somewhere else or collapsed and stored for future use. Schools can use them for other purposes such as admission halls, research centers and examination rooms to mention a few examples.

Cons of Portable School Structures

Whether they are classrooms, offices or sports halls, these temporary structures have a few drawbacks. However, this can be reduced if you have the right information. Anyway, here are the major cons that you should know.

  • Affected by the weather – if low-quality materials are used or the buildings are not erected properly, they can be affected by harsh weather conditions. Wind and rain are the major challenges. Intense sunlight might have an adverse impact with exposure over time. The best way to tackle this challenge is by using high-quality materials and erecting them professionally.
  • The need for frequent repairs – as temporary classrooms and other portable structures for schools become older, they require regular repairs. This can be costly in the long run especially if low-quality materials are used. But if you focus on the best materials, it will take a longer time before any repair is necessary.
  • Lack of proper government regulations – although these structures only have small negative effects on the environment, there are no proper regulations by the government in some countries. This leaves customers exposed to various hazards unless they use reputable construction experts.

Conclusion

As you can see, temporary structures for schools have many pros that warrant their use over other structures. The main cons can be avoided when there is a good plan and careful approach to such a project.

Managing a healthcare facility is not that easy. As a hospital manager, you must ensure that everything runs swiftly and that each worker is at the right place at the right time. Ensuring that everything works seamlessly and efficiently can be a bit challenging if the hospital lacks a proper workforce scheduling system.

You are likely to record low labour utilization without proper hospital scheduling software in place. In this post, we let you know the significance of having a reliable workforce scheduling system for your hospital. 

Why every hospital should have a workforce scheduling system

Staffing in a hospital is a big problem because sometimes it is not easy to predict how much time the doctor will take attending to a patient. An operation may last longer than you expect, thereby affecting other appointments in line for a doctor. 

In short, it is necessary that managers in every healthcare facility to use scheduling software to assign their workers tasks so that they can make adjustments if any may emerge during their workers’ service delivery.

Automated scheduling is faster

With a computerized workforce scheduling software, staff scheduling only takes minutes with just a click of a button. Workers do not have to call human resources to know their shifts and working hours.

The software sends push-notification on the employee’s phone immediately. Once the employee completes a shift, the application can notify them of available patients they should attend to. It makes it faster for employees to cover more shifts.

Reduced worker absenteeism

The demand for healthcare services is unpredictable. That means a hospital should always have enough workers anytime. When staff members show up at the right time, there is an increase in patient satisfaction.

With reliable workforce schedule software, workers can easily request day-offs, and the scheduling department will assign other workers overtime to replace them. The process is automatic and ensures the hospital has the required staff number to for any patient emergencies. 

Easy retrieval of employee information 

Workforce scheduling software makes it easier for the work scheduling department in the hospital to retrieve employee information. For instance, when there is an emergency, and the hospital needs workers off duty to report to work, the scheduling software can send messages to all employees faster. Calling every employee will take a lot of time. 

Reduced labour cost

A hospital is likely to spend a lot of money to set up a reliable work scheduling system. However, the benefits of having the system in place outweigh the cost. The system quickly forecasts the demand for hospital staffing through real-time analytics.

It automates everything and gives the hospital manager more time to concentrate on other essential duties. The hospital gains a competitive advantage with more time allocated to creating a better patient experience and improving worker’s productivity.

Need for compliance 

With reliable work scheduling software, the hospital can easily adjust to all the changing labour regulations. It is easy for the scheduling department to meet all the compliances for working hours and overtime. The hospital saves on the cost of hiring a compliance manager. 

Final thought 

Scheduling software is a must-have for any healthcare facility because of the complex nature of their services. Staffing a hospital takes time that every manager should look forward to saving to improve patient satisfaction. With a convenient workforce scheduling system in place, the hospital can ensure it is more flexible to the unpredictable healthcare service demand. 

The traditional pen and paper scheduling cannot cope with the complexities of hospital worker scheduling. Therefore, every hospital should look forward to having a superior hospital scheduling software to ensure their patients quality healthcare.

Car parking management system is what makes parking a seamless effort to both the garage owner and clients. As an investor, you must look for a modern car parking system and choose the best from the many available in the market.

Get a system that will offer the best service by answering to the needs of your car park. While looking for an ideal system, there is a need to identify ways of improving the range of services available in your car park. Picking the right model means it has some of the best features in the market and is capable of positive responses to specific features that must work for you.

The Guide

  • User-Friendly System

Ensure that the system is easy to manipulate irrespective of the type of client using it. The parking lot managers should see no problem with its display and features accepting payments and issuance of tickets. A user-friendly system offers simplicity, and it is tough and maintains its integrity.

  • Ease of Implementation

Putting the system to use should be easy to install, support and maintain. For instance, planning to change from a manual to an automatic system may not be that simple. Your potential system should be ready to use the moment it leaves the test site.

A reliable car park system should be the one that needs minimal support during installation and maintenance. During its implementation, the installer can access the prompts and support mechanisms. The car parking management system should have the capacity to resolve emerging issues.

  • Location

Your service location highly depends on what to expect from a car park management system. Installing the system in a busy area means looking for features that can group customers in different categories. The system should be flexible enough to allow the customisation of different parking fee rates.

Car parking management systems must be easy to customise and offer convenient services.

  • Powerful Features

Get a parking management system with the best features with enough room for future updates. Scalability is a feature every software should have, which allows it to grow with new features. Support for different languages and modes of payment prove to be desirable.

  • Mode of Revenue Collection

If your car park facility needs a parking system with no human intervention, then a cashless option is fine. Make sure the optics on the new system are clear, have secure vaults, and can dispense change.

Your option should support different modes of payment to ease the stress on the client when parking. The idea is to spur confidence to those who use the system.

  • Single or Multiple Location Controls

The integration of technologies in different sectors of the economy is being used to manage one or several parking lots. Each location is capable of handling ticket issuance, fee payment, controlling access and using barriers to curb parking space misuse.

Using the same car park management system that controls access, using barriers, intercom communication, tracking car park occupancy, optimisation of revenue using different park fee rates, and management of subscription fees.

The freedom to choose your preference for a car parking management system depends on the reputation of the manufacturer. Confirm your selection by comparing available options that have the system access control solutions. Practice caution before making the final investment plan.

Anytime you purchase a car park management system, ensure that the third party complies with the accredited operator scheme (AOS). With that in mind, getting a system that has gone through accreditation gives you access to the vehicles database for easier tracking of information leading to the pursuant of an outstanding ticket.

Many people dream of winning the lottery even though it seems impossible for them. What they don’t understand is that winning the lottery can be a lot of work. While some people are lucky, others have to work hard to get everything they need, and you have come across people who put in so much time to analyze the lottery. Other than analyzing the lottery, there are different simple ways to win the lottery, and they include;

1.     Knowing Your Lucky Numbers

Believe it or not, lucky numbers are real, and if they were not, then the word could not have existed. Knowing your lucky numbers is important because you will always remember to play them. This will make it quick for you to follow up on the draw.

Using quick pick numbers is also not a bad idea. The only problem is, many people forget these numbers because they are computer-generated. If you had played the lotto and misplaced your tickets somewhere when you used quick pick numbers, you will never know if you won or not.

2.     Keep Playing

The more you play the lottery, the more conversant you become with the game. Serious lottery players never get rid of their tickets. Instead, they refer to them while taking note of the winning numbers for the particular draw.

By playing regularly, your subconscious mind also gets deeply involved in picking lottery numbers, and this goes a long way to increase your winning chances. The more times you participate in the lottery, the higher your winning chances, which bring us to the next point.

3.     Get Extra Tickets

When buying lotto tickets, you might want to consider getting more than one entry to a draw. Many people believe that if your first ticket does not win, then the second one might and so on. This explains why some people spend so much money on lottery tickets.

More tickets mean more chances of playing the lottery even though some people don’t see the need. However, getting extra tickets can increase your chances of winning the lottery, especially if it is backed up with other tips.

4.     Don’t Play Every Week

Playing the lotto can be addictive, and the fact that there is so much money at stake, some people are addicted to this game. The problem with getting addicted to playing the lotto is that it can become costly and frustrating if you never get lucky. You don’t want to get frustrated when playing lotto because you will end up struggling to win when the game is meant to be fun.

5.     There is More to Playing the Lottery than the Mega Jackpot

Many people participate in lotto because of the jackpot involved. What many of them have not realized is that it takes so long to win the mega prize. People who are serious about making money from playing lotto focus on low jackpots and only play on specific draws. Don’t forget that with lotto, it is easier to win the small money compared to the mega jackpot.

6.     Avoid Playing in a Particular Pattern

Unless you have realized a pattern in your lotto draws, never attempt to play using a specific number selection pattern. Some people shade they lottery ticket numbers in a particular pattern like X or circle. The problem with this idea is, there are high chances of someone else doing the same thing, and in case you win, it is most likely that you will split your rewards with one or more people.

7.     Don’t Select Consecutive Numbers

This is common sense, but you never know what the winning number can be even though there are minimal chances that they could be consecutive numbers. According to experts, if your lotto draw has five numbers, for example, and only go to 55, then the total value of your five numbers should lie somewhere between 104 and 175.

Conclusion

Many people say it takes luck to win the lottery, but the same cannot be said for people who have an impressive winning history. While luck plays a significant role in winning the lottery, you can always minimize the chances of coming out of a lotto draw empty-handed even if you don’t get to walk away with the jackpot.

Over the last year, the number of customers experiencing problems with organisations has increased from 12.8 percent to 14.3 percent. These organisations are now looking for ways to improve the quality of their customer service while simultaneously increasing their bottom lines.

One way larger companies can achieve this is by investing in a cloud contact centre. This solution helps to address the growing needs of the modern customer, who expects multiple communication channels to choose from.

However, it’s worth taking a look at all your contact centre options — hybrid, cloud-based and on-premise — before deciding on the most suitable for your enterprise.

On-Premise

Here’s a call centre that's physically located on the site of the organisation in question. All the hardware and software is stored and maintained on the premises, and typically either owned or leased by the business. Usually, this model also requires you to employ IT specialists to install, manage and maintain all the relevant hardware and software.

Cloud-Based Contact Centres

A cloud-based call centre is hosted via an internet server, which doesn't have to be located at the organisation’s premises.

It empowers businesses to handle both inbound and outbound customer communications via a variety of channels, including SMS messages, emails, instant chat, social media and voice calls.

Such a solution can help companies improve the quality of their customer service and boost their bottom line. Here’s how:

Costs

Cloud-based contact centres are cheaper solutions because they don't require you to purchase hardware or hire an entire IT department to run it.

If a company is spending less on its infrastructure, it can focus its expenditure on other money-making investments.

An organisation can also operate more flexibly, adding or removing functions as they need them. Using cloud-based software even facilitates remote working, which again, reduces overheads.

Multi-Channel Communication

Providing customers with multiple communication channels increases the likelihood of meeting their needs and lifestyle. Not to mention, it's an effortless way of providing customers with greater satisfaction. It goes without saying, happy customers = customer retention = more sales = more revenue.

The Latest Technology

Using cloud call centre software ensures you always have access to the newest technology, such as AI, call routing and automatic call transcripts.

Greater Efficiency

Using multichannel communication tools allows customer service teams to manage calls (and other forms of contact) faster and more efficiently. Utilising analytics also enables companies to pinpoint performance issues in real-time and make the necessary improvements.

A Hybrid Solution

A hybrid call centre is a combination of cloud-based and on-premise contact centre hardware and software. For example, a company may buy cloud-based communications software but still use its own in-house telephony and computers. They'll then integrate both their cloud-based and on-premise platforms to work alongside each other. This provided enterprises with all the perks of cloud-based flexibility and add-ons like call recording, analytics and reporting functions, and the extra security that comes with an on-premise solution.

All in All

Any business that's serious about its bottom line cannot underestimate the value of efficient and effective customer service. Finding and using the right call centre solution only enhances a company’s performance, customer retention and, ultimately, its profits.

 

Humans are no longer the only ones enjoying the health benefits of the miraculous CBD oil, but animals are getting their share as well. Pet owners are amazed by the unbelievable merits this substance has on the wellbeing of their cats and dogs in terms of treating anxiety, seizures, epilepsy, chronic pain etc. 

Nevertheless, in order to provide your cat with utmost health care, you have to consider several factors prior to making a purchase.

These are the most prominent ones.

Safety

The initial aspect to be considered prior to purchasing CBD oil is whether this substance is entirely safe for your cat, as naturally you’d want the best cure for your beloved pet. Although CBD benefits both humans and animals in an identical manner, their organism reactions to the substance are certainly not the same, since animals are generally more sensitive to the THC that CBD contains. 

Therefore, make sure the one you purchase doesn’t contain a single trace of THC, as even the lowest level can make your pet experience its psychoactive effects. The best way to be certain that the product you’ll buy genuinely doesn’t contain THC, is by checking the lab results for the oil. 

Moreover, every reputable seller would proudly display the laboratory results on its website, as these tests are the most reliable way of discovering all the compounds that the product contains. Immediately disregard those vendors who lack a proof of these results on their sites or offer a ridiculously low price for the product in comparison with the other sellers. Check this source for finding reputable vendors. 

However, even if you purchase CBD without any traceable THC, it doesn’t suggest giving your cat as much as you seem fit. Wrong dosage results in experiencing side effects, which is why you’re supposed to consult with a vet in order to determine the right amount, suitable for your pet’s health problem and without any risk of harming its wellbeing.

Legal status

When it comes to CBD’s legal status, you have nothing to worry about as long as its concentration of THC doesn’t exceed 0, 3 per cent. All products containing a lower amount, are considered to be legal, as it’s no longer regarded as marihuana, but as hemp, which is completely legal across states. Therefore, the concentration of THC is of vital importance when making a purchase, both for the safety of your pet as well as for avoiding problems with the law. 

Anyhow, in some states, even higher concentration than 0, 3 % is legal, which means that you won’t be obstructed by any legal issues during the buying process. Remember to inspect the legal status of marijuana in your state prior to ordering the oil, as in some cases you might be tricked into buying an apparently legal product, with no THC, but you might end up getting one that exceeds the legal limit. 

Thus, the best alternative would be if the state where you dwell has already legalized medical marijuana. Otherwise, be extra careful when checking the authenticity of the THC levels. In states where medical marijuana isn’t legal, most vets are reluctant to give their opinion or advise you on the proper dosage of CBD.  Read more about THC’s properties in comparison with CBD on the following link: https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc.

Dosage

Dosage is a particularly significant aspect following the purchase of CBD oil, as administrating an incorrect dosage is likely to cause more harm than benefit to your cat. The two main factors that influence the dosage are you cat’s age as well as weight, as not all pets require the same dosage for the same condition. It’s believed that 0, 1 to 0, 5 milligrams of the oil, are to be used for one kilogram of weight.

However, the wisest as well as safest thing to do, is commence the treatment with a very low dosage and gradually increase it until you find the amount that suits your pet the best. It’s of great importance to be patient during the period of determining the appropriate dosage, without hastily switching from one amount to another. 

Bear in mind that not all cats need an identical time-frame to feel the benefits of this oil, as in some cases they recover as soon as you blink, while in others, the results are visible after long-term usage.

The greatest CBD oil effects are achieved by administrating it to your cat directly from the dropper or placing a few drops on its paw in order to lick them. Anyway, if your cat is rather picky, you can add the drops to its food.

Conclusion

If you’ve decided to purchase this product for your cat, check its safety and legal status.

Most importantly, administer the right dosage! 

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