Tips for Success in Trade Shows

Trade shows are like a jungle, a jungle of trade show displays, so to speak. Your job as an exhibitor is to make your trade show booth stand out from hundreds of booths. Therefore, your trade show display is going to be like a needle in a haystack, and you would like your prospects to find it easily. So what can you do to accomplish this? Below is a rundown of some tips that you can count on to make your trade show display stand out and pull qualified traffic.

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Plan Properly

When it comes to exhibitions, planning is an integral requirement for success. Indeed, failing to plan is like planning to fail. You should come up with a plan for success even before signing up for an exhibition. First, you have to figure out why you need an exhibition and whether a given trade show will attract the kind of traffic your business needs. You then have to determine the cost and the benefits of displaying your products at the trade show and establish if it makes economic sense. Once you are satisfied that a trade show makes financial sense, you should go ahead with developing a clear and targeted message for your prospects

Get a Reliable Trade Show Display Company

Since there will be many other people displaying their products at the trade show, you have to ensure that you have a well-designed and branded trade show booth to get the attention of your prospects. You also have to ensure that you have a professional to help you with managing your booth so that you can have adequate time to talk to potential customers. In other words, you need a reliable trade show display company such as ExpoMarketing. If you choose to work with ExpoMarketing, they will help you with everything from designing to fabricating to branding, to transporting to installing to uninstalling.

Conduct Pre Trade Show Marketing

Just before the trade show event begins, it is wise to let people know that you will be exhibiting there. You can inform them through channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other method that you can use to reach them. The aim is to make them have a reason to commit themselves ahead of time to stop by your trade show display.

Get Contacts

During the trade show, ensure that your presentation is clear and adequate. Be ready for the possible questions that people are going to ask. In other words, you have to understand your products and your customer’s expectations. Once you have made your presentation, make a point of getting your potential customers’ contacts. This will help you to contact them after the event. Remember to let them know that you will be contacting them soon. To keep your brand resonating well with them even after the vent, you should have giveaways such as branded pens and calendars. You can also give them your brochures or business cards.

The Takeaway

Overall, it is apparent that for you to succeed in a trade show; there is a lot you have to do to make your trade show display to stand out. If you are looking for a trade show displays company to help in making your project a success, then ExpoMarketing is the answer. Get in touch with them today and rest assured that your high-quality trade show display will be delivered on time.

 

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Everything you need to know about Dewalt circular saws before buying

Dewalt circular saw is one of the most popular power tools on the market. This is because the tool comes with a high quality design and construction that ensures that it delivers impressive performance and durability. Dewalt circular saw is also a versatile and portable tool that you can have in your collection. The good thing is that, this saw has many roles including: making cross cuts, rip cuts, bevel cuts and plunge cuts. Circular saws come with a high torque needed to get the tough jobs done. Therefore, there are several things that you need to know about Dewalt circular saws before buying one.  

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Cordless models are just as good

Just like many other brands on the market, Dewalt cordless models perform just as good as the other corded models on the market. This is because the models are fitted with the popular Flexvolt battery that is highly reputable with providing high and consistent power. When fully charged, this battery can provide you with enough power to last the entire day. As a result, you can work the whole day without needing to recharge the battery. This not only saves your time, but also enables you to complete big projects fast. 

If you’re not in the market for a cordless saw then you might want to check out the Dewalt DWE575SB. It’s a quality model and can certainly do a good job, if you want to learn more about the quality of this model then check out this review of the dewalt dwe575sb circular saw.

Has a brushless motor

Another thing that you need to note about Dewalt circular saw is that it comes with a brushless motor. What this means is that the circular saw will run more efficiently while at the same time keeping the weight down. As a result, you get top performance since the motor is more efficient in drawing power from the battery. 

Quality blade

If you are looking to purchase a Dewalt circular saw, it is important to note that it comes with quality carbide tipped blade that is able to cut through different materials with ease. As a result, you will be able to cut through different types of materials without much effort. The good thing is that, carbide tipped blades is able to remain sharp for longer. This will in turn minimize maintenance needs of your circular saw.  

Angled cuts

Those looking to make bevel cuts on timber will find the Dewalt circular saw very convenient. This is because the saw makes cuts that bevels to about 57 degrees. In addition, it comes with bevel stops that make it easy for you to make 45 degrees and 22.5 degrees with ease. 

You can buy body only

The best package on the Dewalt circular saw includes the unit as well as 2 battery packs. However, if you are running on a budget and are looking to save on money, you can go for the body only option that comes at a cheaper price. If you have previous Dewalt circular saws, their batteries are compatible with the latest models of Dewalt. 

Conclusion

Dewalt is a high quality tool that delivers impressive power and performance to many users. Therefore, you can never go wrong with a circular saw from this brand.

 

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Five easy ways you can avoid false burglar alarms

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Here’s a fact that drives home security companies and first responders crazy: According to data from the Urban Institute, between 90 and 99 percent of alarm calls end up being false alarms. 

That’s a massive waste of resources, and a huge annoyance for everyone. 

Sometimes, a false alarm can’t be avoided. It could be an out-of-town guest who doesn’t know how to use the system, or a first-time housekeeper who enters the home but doesn’t know the alarm code.

But more often that not, it’s easy to avoid false alarms for your home security system, especially if you have professional alarm monitoring. All it takes a little effort and some common sense.

Here are five easy ways to reduce or eliminate false alarms – along with potential fines and penalties that often are imposed by local authorities for repeat offenders.

Purchase from a reputable home security company

Your protection is only as good as your system. Equipment failure is one of the most common causes of false alarms. It can be as simple – and as frustrating – as cheaply made equipment that doesn’t function correctly.

When you shop for a system, stick to brands and security companies that you know and trust. Ask questions about the equipment you’re buying; anything made by a well-known manufacturer is likely to perform well during an emergency, and help avoid false alarms. Anything by an unknown brand … not so much.

Make sure your home security system is installed correctly

Self-installation of a top-rated home security system is usually simple. You don’t have to be a techie to protect your home with a system that’s easy to install and easy to use.

But DIY aficionados should be sure to follow installation instructions to the letter. Many false alarms are caused by equipment that hasn’t been installed properly – for example, a motion detector that sits too close to blinds that flutter when they get a breeze from a ceiling fan.

The good news is, most wireless home security systems allow you to easily relocate a device that’s triggering false alarms. But proper installation can help avoid the issue from the beginning.

“That’s why homeowners often choose professional installation instead of installing a home security system on their own,” said Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer at Brinks Home Security, one of the nation’s leading home security providers. “DIY installation has its advantages, but a well-trained professional understands the best placement for sensors, detectors, and cameras.”

Everyone should know how it works

The majority of false alarms are caused by user error. The first step in avoiding that pitfall is to make sure that family members understand:

  • How to correctly arm and disarm the system, whether it’s through the panel or through the system’s mobile app.
  • How to use the app to declare or confirm a false alarm and eliminate the need for response.
  • How to quickly cancel an alarm, including any keycodes and passwords that may be necessary.

If you’ve got professional alarm system monitoring, disarm the system and wait for the alarm response center to contact you. Knowing the correct password will help them confirm a false alarm. 

Deal directly with your alarm monitoring center; don’t try to contact 911 or anyone else. The best home security alarm monitoring companies will know exactly what to do.

Pet-proof your home security system

With a traditional motion detector, a sensor can be tripped when your pet enters the coverage area, causing a false alarm. Fortunately, the top-rated home security companies all offer motion detectors that are pet-immune. 

But remember that size matters: Make sure that any motion detector can adequately ignore the specific size of your pet. Different detectors have different size tolerances, whether it’s 40 lbs. or 80 lbs. Select the right motion detector for your pet, and check off another box in your false-alarm prevention list.

Keep your system in good shape

If you’re savvy enough to be a long-time believer in home security systems, you probably know that even the best equipment eventually wears out. If an old sensor turns out to be a problem, don’t wait to replace it. The new equipment is also likely to be more advanced and versatile.

With that in mind, here are three more tips:

  • Keep your equipment – as well as the area around it – clean and dust-free.
  • Think about any potential objects that might trigger your alarm, such as birthday streamers or Valentine’s Day balloons.
  • Test your system at least once a month. This isn’t so much about false alarms as it is about making sure your system is giving you the best protection.

Don’t quit using your home security system

When you’re faced with a sudden rash of false alarms, it’s tempting to just stop using your system entirely rather than troubleshooting to figure out the problem.

That’s a mistake. It’s like totally blacking out a dirty window instead of taking a few minutes to give it a good cleaning. That defeats the purpose of having the window.

“Not arming your system isn’t an effective way to eliminate false alarms,” said Johnson, of Brinks Home Security. “We can’t protect a home unless the equipment is working correctly and the system is allowed to do its job.”

If you have trouble locating the source of the false alarms, he added, enlist the help of a home security professional. They have experience that allows them to pinpoint the problem, and they can suggest other ways to optimize your system. 

“It’s always important to reduce or eliminate false alarms,” Johnson said. “But that’s just part of an effective home security strategy. When you have a quality system that’s well maintained, and everybody knows how to use it correctly, it provides the best protection for your home and family.”

 

Bio:

Robert Ogle has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, with extensive experience as a journalist and freelance contributor. Robert focuses on home security, smart-home technology trends, and the impact of disruptive innovation on U.S. industries. He currently serves as Senior Copywriter at Brinks Home Security, a leading home security systems company. Connect with him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/robertogle/.

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Lamudi Launched Housing Fair 2019 at TriNoma

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Lamudi has facilitated again another successful housing fair. This year, the leading real estate platform launched the series at the TriNoma Activity Center. Like the past lodging fairs, the Lamudi Housing Fair in Trinoma offered a broad selection of property offerings from some of the country’s biggest industry players. The exhibitors were SMDC, Aspire by Filinvest, Futura by Filinvest, Prestige by Filinvest, The Hauslands, Amiya Raya, Taft Properties, Robinsons Communities, BPI Family Housing Loan, Grand Monaco, Ortigas & Company, Phinma Properties, Pag-IBIG Fund, SandariBatulao, and Suntrust.

Online Real Estate Marketing Seminars

More than property selling, the housing fair also aimed to educate and help real estate experts boost their businesses. As such, the individuals who were in participation were blessed to receive free online land promoting trainings led by Lamudi Academy’s learning development coaches. Some of the topics discussed during the two-day event were Top Online Lead GenerationChannels,  Conversion of Online Leads to Sales and The Power of Lamudi.

Property Discounts and Foreclosure Auction

Exclusive property discounts were also given away to aspiring property seekers. Similarly, Unionbank also hosted a property auction at affordable price points.

Homebuying Seminars

For first time homebuyers, the Lamudi Housing Fair at TriNoma also gave prospective property buyers the lowdown into how to approach this important but otherwise challenging undertaking. Representatives from Pag-IBIG Fund talked about the agency’s End-User Financing Program while the Land Registration Authority was also present in the event to guide property seekers in their land titling concerns and questions.

Several experts in various facets of real estate also imparted their knowledge to property seekers and sellers. For instance, a talk on Property Photography was discussed, as well as Interior Design Essentials, especially for small spaces.

“The Lamudi Housing Fair is the perfect venue for those actively and passively looking to invest in a property. Each one of our housing fairs has a goal to connect buyers to the right people so they can make the right decision. By bringing together property seekers and property sellers, we are helping them understand the steps involved in the decision-making process and learn from each other.” Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh said of the Lamudi Housing Fair.

“We had hoped that TriNoma would set the tone positively for this year’s run and needless to say, we were not disappointed by the turnout. The following ones will offer the same benefits, if not more, to attendees as we really want our housing fairs to provide value and worth their time.”

The next Lamudi Housing Fair will be happening on July 20 to 21 at Glorietta, followed by SM Cebu in September, and lastly, SM Mall of Asia in December.

The Lamudi Housing Fair in TriNoma was sponsored by DMCI Homes, Aboitiz Land, Land Bank of the Philippines, Land Registration Authority, Food Panda, and Red Doors, also, in partnership with Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Business Mirror, Business World, Malaya Business Insight, The Philippine Star and ThinkBIT as official registration partner.

For more information, please visit the official website.

 

How to Get Started With Your Own Interior Design Company

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Starting any business is no easy feat, even when your business is centered around a hobby that you’re passionate about, like interior design. It has different complexes than starting an ecommerce business, and you should understand the ins and outs. The world of interior design business is vast and growing. The bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census found that the amount of interior designers increased by 11.9 percent to 68,067. The number of firms also are up by nearly 6 percent to 12,642. If you’re considering starting your interior design company, here are a few steps you should take:

Determine Your Niche

There are many niches in interior design, and by honing in on one of them, you can stand out from the rest. For instance, do you want to focus on basement remodeling, furniture refinishing, or one of the many other dozens of subfields in interior design? Sometimes, you might find yourself honing in on a theme instead of a particular area. Whatever niche you decide on, be sure of two things 1) It’s a niche you’re passionate and happy to work with and 2) it’s a profitable niche.

Think About Branding

As an interior designer, branding is very important. After all, interior design is a very visual field, and how your brand represents itself is of the utmost important. Your website design is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. People will make judgements based on first impressions alone, and if you haven’t put thought into what your branding will be, you could lose valuable clients. Branding is how you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of other interior design companies out there. Take a look at this list of small business branding success stories to help steer you in the right direction.  

Don’t Forget About SEO

No matter how great your services are, if you don’t have the right SEO strategy, it becomes very difficult to excel above your competition without a plan. “Every business needs SEO to increase brand awareness,” says eWeb Results, an agency that offers Houston SEO services. “If you aren’t proficient in SEO, you should work with a reputable local agency who has proficiency in your area. The ultimate goal is to rank locally for people looking for those services in your area.”

Organic search is the primary source of website traffic; although paid traffic can be fruitful, it cannot outdo organic search. Search engine optimization also helps build credibility and trust with search engines, because it ultimately aids the user experience—which is what Google cares highly about.

Build Your Portfolio

When you launch your business, initially you might find trouble seeking your initial batch of clients. This is because you’ll find yourself in a classic Catch-22 situation: you can’t get clients without a portfolio, and you can’t secure a portfolio without clients.

For this reason, you should highly consider doing some client work for free when you’re just starting out. You’ll get some much needed work from offering your services for free, as well as some early reviews that can help you win paying clients. However, before you take on design clients pro bono, be sure that they have the budget to accommodate what they’re looking for. This helps protect you from from failing at an insurmountable project.

Photos, Photos, Photos

As an interior designer, you need as many photos as possible. You’ll need great photos for your portfolio, your website, and your social media pages. In interior design, your pictures are the digital property that represent your talents. If you don’t have a professional camera, it’s time to invest in one. And if you aren’t proficient with leading editing software, consider hiring a freelancer. This will help save you some valuable time, and will ensure you put your best foot forward each time you post a photo.

Launch a Blog

A blog is the perfect foundation for an ideal SEO strategy. In fact, websites with blogs are nearly 500% more likely to get indexed in Google results pages. First and foremost, you should create an editorial calendar to keep your blogging efforts on track. Consistency is very important here.

Use contests and popular events to help launch your blog. For example, the annual One Room Challenge is an interior design challenge that encourages homeowners to redesign a single room in their home over the course of six weeks. Though the official challenge consists of 20 bloggers competing in this design showdown, hundreds of other participate unofficially. And many bloggers follow one another in a quest to become inspired by the work of others. Over the course of six weeks, many bloggers experience an influx of traffic during this time.

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