3 key tips on how to determine your bathroom renovation costs

05 Jul

Bathroom renovation is always a stressful undertaking and normally takes a lot of time. At the same time, this type of renovation is also expensive that is why it is always a smart move to calculate how much it will cost you before you jump your feet into this procedure.

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Having a clear idea on how much exactly your bathroom renovation will be will help you determine whether you can actually afford it or if it is a better idea to wait for some more time until you’re financially ready. Click smartstylebathrooms.com.au to learn why calculating the cost before renovating your bathroom is so important.

Calculating the cost of your bathroom renovation to every cent may be impossible. That is because the chance of unexpected instances can always happen in most renovation projects. These instances are pretty impossible to predict but by following the 5 tips below, you will be able to calculate the total cost, at least approximately, of your bathroom renovation:

Which fixtures need to be replaced?

Knowing which bathroom fixtures you need to buy is the easiest part of calculating your renovation’s cost. All you need to do is to determine which items need to be replaced and knowing how much money these fixtures will cost you. The overall cost will obviously depend on the quantity, quality and brand of the bathroom fixtures that you will be purchasing.

The extent of your renovation

Of course, more complicated and extensive renovations are normally more expensive. Hence if you would like to make your bathroom extravagant packed with luxurious lighting and fixtures, then you should expect that it will cost you a lot of money.

The current condition of your bathroom

Another key determinant on how your bathroom renovation will cost you is the present condition of your bathroom. Does your bathroom currently have some special issues such as moulds, broken showers and bathtubs, electrical problems, etc? If the answer is yes, then you should expect these additional charges your renovators will ask from you for the professional cleaning service. These issues are very important to be fixed because they might cause accidents or health issues.

These things are very important to determine before you start your bathroom renovation project. These factors can not only help you be prepared financially, but they can also help you become ready in some other aspects of refurbishing a bathroom.


Looking For A Quality Commercial Cleaning Company in Perth, WA?

02 Dec

If you are running a business, cleaning your office is the last thing you want to spend your valuable time on.

Southern Cross Cleaning PerthHowever, finding a reliable cleaning company that is worth it’s money can be quite frustrating. You could just hand the task over to your personal assistant and get him or her to get a couple of quotes. They will then usually go to Google and search for something like “office cleaning“.

If you are lucky the company that is good at cleaning offices is also good at optimising their website for Google and other search engines. Most of the time that’s probably not the case.

We’ve recently had the same experience until we found the guys from SouthernCrossCleaningWA in East Victoria Park. If you are based in Perth, Western Australia we highly recommend to check them out.

Unless other companies in this industry they are actually WA owned and operated and have been around for more than two decades now. Customer service is quite good and you will be speaking to Australians as they don’t outsource to India or some other “cheap labor” country.

What’s your experience with finding good cleaners? Any tips that might be helpful for our readers? Please share and save us all some valuable time that we can much better spend working on our business rather than looking for people to clean it!

Christopher Hubbart raped 38 women and will walk free

01 Nov

Rape is a serious case that a lot of people experience, mostly by women. By definition, it is a type of sexual assault that usually involves sexual intercourse, by one person against another person without that person’s consent. When a person becomes a rape victim, he or she is filled with grief and sorrow.

Rape is a heinous crime. It can break a person down, and if people around the victim fails to give proper support and love, then it might be possible that he/she develops fears and mental instability. So, the law ensures that the rape offender gets punished if he or she is proven guilty of the crime.

However, an article posted at Perth Now says the other way around. According to the report, American Christopher Hubbard has raped about 38 women but will walk free despite the charges given to him.

For more about this story, read the full article here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/christopher-hubbart-raped-38-women-and-will-walk-free/story-e6frg12c-1226750948177

Playboy tycoon Eike Batista files for bankruptcy in Brazil

01 Nov

Bankruptcy can happen to any business or a family and the sad truth is that most people do not see this coming until it is too late. Obviously, bankruptcy is a result of poor financial decisions over a long time that could have accumulated into a huge mess. In the simpler sense, it is overspending more than you earn.

There are many reasons or financial crises that could lead to the edge of bankruptcy. And to the Brazilian billionaire and CEO of EBX Group Eike Batista, being a symbol of Brazil’s economic boom is not an excuse for being bankrupted. Recently, he filed a bankruptcy protection for his OGX Oil Company.

According to a report published by Perth Now, Eike Batista filed for bankruptcy protection for his OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, part of his EBX Group conglomerate before a Rio de Janeiro state court.

For more story about this bankruptcy case, read the full article here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/companies/playboy-tycoon-eike-batista-files-for-bankruptcy-in-brazil/story-fnhohek5-1226750886293


Silverfern Locksmiths Perth

11 Oct

Silverfern Locksmiths offers a wide range of mobile locksmith services which includes Commercial, Automotive, Domestic, Safe installation and supply and high security restricted Master Key Systems and is based in Perth, Western Australia. The family owned and operated locksmith company is also an agent for Digital Door Locks Australia.

Silverfern Locksmiths has been in the industry for over 20 years. Aside from Perth, they have also been providing several locksmith services in New Zealand and London, England.

For those who are locked out of your house, car or business office, or have your keys stolen at an expected time, Silverfen Locksmiths also offers Emergency Locksmith Services which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Moreover, the company also supplies and installs a wide range of locks for homes and businesses including Lockwood and Gainsborough deadlocks and entry locks. They can supply and at the same time install a new door so that you can just hire one professional to get the job through from start to finish.


Silverfern Locksmiths
4 Mandarin Ct
Craigie WA 6025


0417 734 773





Six questions start-ups must ask

05 Sep

Unlike larger organisations, start-ups can often flourish in a challenging economic condition. That’s because they are more agile and flexible in reacting to market conditions. In addition to, they are also more motivated to bring their products and services to market quickly. On the other hand, large companies are usually slower to innovate than smaller companies with less internal hierarchy because of their complex structure.

Start-ups are also best when the economy is down because people are desperate for work, so you may snag some truly talented employees who might never have given your start up business a second look a few years ago.

However, since most small business owners simply do not have the skill set necessary to make this work, it is very risky to invest for an individual to invest in their own money in a start-up company.

Luckily, you can check out an article published at WAtoday My Small Businesses. The article can help you understand how to fight against the risks of running a business start-up. It features 6 questions start-ups should ask.

You can find the full article here:  http://www.watoday.com.au/small-business/startup/six-questions-startups-must-ask-20130619-2oiqe.html

Advertising online: getting bang for your buck

30 Aug

Since there are so many marketing outlets to choose from online, any type of business or service can promote its product or service and become successful. There are several ways wherein you can use the web such as e-mail advertising, article marketing, social networks and building your own website.

Through web advertising or internet advertising, a marketer can reach a wider clientele base. He can pass through geographical boundaries and time zones. In other words, his advertising campaign has unlimited coverage, reaching people from any corner of the world as long as they are using internet.

Furthermore, web advertising is considered more economical in nature. That’s because the payment depends on audience’s response. It also allows you to customise your content on the web page as the requirements from time to time. Personalisation of content in print and broadcast media can also be possible but this consumes more resources.

An article posted by Jill Brenan at WAtoday can help you further understand on how you can take advantage of web advertising. The article talks about the advantages you can fetch from this type of brand promotion.

You can read the article here: http://www.watoday.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-marketing/advertising-online-getting-bang-for-your-buck-20110822-1j67m.html

Seven reasons customers are ditching your business

25 Aug

A business can generate profit only when it has a committed and loyal following of customers. The life of your business revolves around the information you acquire about your customer; it does not matter whether your business is small, or you are running a large business. By having returning and satisfied customers, profits can be maximised on a continued basis. It can be done only through a personal touch.

Your business will meet its success by building and keeping up customer information and their activities. This will help make you to make changes that will meet the expectation of your customers. So if you want to execute an extensive plan that will promote mutually beneficial relationship with your regular customers, you need to have an adequate training and firm observance of policy.

A blog post published at PerthNow.com Business can help your brand build strong relationship with your customers. The blog post talks about seven reasons why customers are leaving your business.

You can read the blog post here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/your-business/seven-reasons-customers-are-ditching-your-business/story-fnhohewc-1226673791254

Pricing strategies for small businesses

20 Aug

Product pricing refers to the decisions you make to meet your marketing objectives within a certain market. Price is part of the marketing mix which includes place, promotion, product and research. The market size, competition, buyer behaviour, company objectives, and the company’s product portfolio are the main factors that affect the product pricing. Businesses know that product pricing would be a standard part of the product development definition. However, too often they skip over it because it seems too hard to do.

The value of product and service pricing can never be under-stressed. Numerous experts have written articles providing templates on computing the “correct” price for almost all situations. However, the dynamic changes in the industries and markets make setting up the prices difficult. No matter how your product is priced today, there is a good chance that it could be priced much better if only you knew how to do it

An article posted by Gayle Bryant at WAtoday can help you with this important subject of your small business. The article talks about pricing strategies you can use for your own business.

You can check out the full article here: http://www.watoday.com.au/small-business/managing/pricing-strategies-for-small-businesses-20130605-2npk5.html

Tips for having difficult conversations at work

15 Aug

Being the leader of a team, there are several issues and topics that might need to be discussed in order to give people professional feedback. There are certain issues such as someone’s hygiene, punctuality, work practices, interpersonal skills or inappropriate language that needs to be corrected. So, if you are responsible for leading or managing people, there is a good chance that one day you will need to hold a difficult conversation.

One of the most important skills for a leader to have is to conduct difficult conversations with employees effectively. However, the most challenging conversations seem to be the ones involving personal habits; difficult conversations come in all shapes and sizes. Handling them effectively means you will need to come up with clever, creative, and direct solutions.

The problem is that most people avoid having difficult conversations. But, if you are able to have the courage to do them, as well as the skills to conduct them effectively, you’ll be able to overcome that issue, your team will respect you, and you will carry out for personal and business goals.

Lynda McAlary-Smith published an interesting article at WAtoday can help you with your conversational problems at work. The article teaches some tips on how you can overcome difficult conversations.

Read more at: http://www.watoday.com.au/small-business/growing/tips-for-having-difficult-conversations-at-work-20130718-2q5q6.html

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