Archive for May, 2016

How to Determine the Value of Charitable Donations

Written by Wall Street News on May 31st, 2016. Posted in Charitable donations, Helping military families, Purple heart donate

Wounded veterans charities

No matter where or how you decide to make a charitable donation, know that your giving matters. Not only will your used clothing donations benefit the organization you choose, they’ll help prevent some 2.5 billion pounds of fabric from ending up in landfills every year.

However, one of the immediate rewards of donating is that you can use the value of charitable donations as a personal tax write-off. If your donations total more than $250 in value, be sure to collect a receipt from the charitable organization for your records come tax season.

How can you know what your stuff is worth? Here’s a very quick and brief guide to some common household items you may be thinking about donating

Torque Measurements are Essential for Safety and Monitoring

Written by Wall Street News on May 26th, 2016. Posted in Compression, Force measurement, Tool

Measurement services

From shipping to engineering to construction to hydraulic works, custom load and torque measurements are essential to efficiency and safety. Since each industry and process has different needs, custom calibration kits with sensors and electronics can be designed to meet any monitoring and/or control application. In cases where standard calibration instruments will not work, any instrument, amplifier, or wireless communication equipment can be equipped with sensors. Custom load cells and torque wrench sensors can be designed for industries where accurate load and torque measurement products are needed.

Torque wrench sensors
Torque refers to the tightening force to be used for fasteners like

How Your Clothing Donations Can Help the Environment

Written by Wall Street News on May 26th, 2016. Posted in Charitable donation, Helping disabled veterans, Purple heart donation

Donations to veterans

Americans are a generous bunch. We give about 4.7 billion tons of clothing to charity each year and $358.38 billion was given to such charitable organizations in 2014. Almost three quarters of social media users indicate that they would take some kind of action in response to a friend posting a story on social media about making charitable donations. What few realize is that donating clothing and other textile items can make a significant positive contribution to the environment.

Our consumption over time has increased too; in comparison to 20 years ago, the average American tends to buy almost twice as many pieces of clothing over their lifetime. As much as 5% of all municipal waste

How to Know You’ve Found the Best Daycare

Written by Wall Street News on May 25th, 2016. Posted in After school program, Child care management solutions, Child daycare management

Software for daycare

Parents put their kids in child care management for several different reasons. It could be because both parents are working or it could just be that the parents see an educational benefit in letting the kids go to daycare. When you’re looking for a good after school program or something for the kids to enjoy while you are at work there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Here’s a few ways that you can know you have found a good daycare.

The Staff:
A good staff will interact with the children on their level by getting down on the floor to play with them and talk to them. There should be a ratio of no more than one adult per three babies. When you v

After 13 Vehicles Crashed into Home; Man Says ‘Enough is Enough’

Written by Wall Street News on May 25th, 2016. Posted in Asphalt, Asphalt driveway mn, Concrete repair minneapolis

Concrete driveway minneapolis

After a 77 year old man’s house was hit by vehicles more than 10 times, he spent GBP12,500 to build a concrete barricade around his driveway.

Owen Allan has warned speeding motorists for years to slow down around the sharp corner where his house in on. Between 2012 and 2014, his house was hit 13 times by vehicles who attempted to take the bend at excessive speeds.

One vehicle that crashed into his house almost caused an explosion because it was just inches away from an oil tank.

Allan, a retired medical technician, decided enough was enough and it was time to build a barricade.

“Me and my wife could have died because drivers could crash into our bedroom wall and kill us while we slept,” Allan said. “Now if they hit my house they will go to the morgue of hospital on a stretche

Tips to Protect Yourself from Chargebacks

Written by Wall Street News on May 23rd, 2016. Posted in Card not present fraud prevention, Chargeback protection ecommerce, Payment gateway services

Ecommerce merchant account

People love paying with credit cards. For ecommerce sites, taking credit card payments is an essential part of doing business. Every 30 seconds, ecommerce sales generate more than $931,000 from desktop computers and add nearly $270,000 from mobile technology. The problem is that along with legitimate sales come fraudulent ones. Credit card fraud cost the global economy more then $16.3 billion in 2014. Credit card fraud costs the United States economy more than $8 billion each year. While it may be impossible to prevent every card not present chargeback, there are steps merchants can take to minimize their risk and exposure.

  1. Do what you can to verify the card. When people make online purchases, clearly they are not in the store and in front of a staff member with the

Why Good Web Design is Important to the Success of Your Business

Written by Wall Street News on May 20th, 2016. Posted in Huntsville seo, Huntsville website design

Small business web design

To be successful in today?s markets, your company needs to have an internet presence. This could be in the form of internet reviews, an online web page or even an online store. It all depends on the services or the goods that are offered by the company. Either way, the majority of people today use the internet for a variety of things. One of these uses is for internet shopping and reviews. Before someone even chooses to purchase an item, they go to the internet for reviews. Many times, they will even purchase that item from the internet. The web design of a company is extremely important to the success of the online presence.

The average American spends 2.7 hours per day socializing via a mobile device, twice the amount of time spent eating! A good web design needs to be created to ensure that

You Should be Shredding More Than Just Guitar Secure Document Shredding

Written by Wall Street News on May 20th, 2016. Posted in Document scanning solution, Paper shredding services

Hard drive shredding illinois

The modern business model has transferred nearly every system from paper to electronic, which makes for a neat, simplified method of organization in the office. Some people still believe that the paper system is more secure because filing cabinets are under lock and key, but in truth, online and electronic exchanges only account for about 10% of all identity theft.

Locks only keep the honest people out, or so the saying goes. So not only are paper files easier to gain access to, they can make their way out into the world after they’ve been discarded. Research suggests that approximately 95% of business information still exists and is stored on paper, which poses a hazard to businesses everywhere. Despite the naysayers who believe electronic filing is an unsecured form of document storage, t

Why Blister Packaging is the Preferred Shipping Method

Written by Wall Street News on May 20th, 2016. Posted in Bottle packaging, Comparator sourcing, Flexible medical packaging

Medical packaging techniques

Medical supplies have a specific code that they have to be up to in order to be shipped. The drug quality and security act ensures that medications are safe and protected during transportation. Part of this drug quality and security act includes how the medications and supplies are packaged. There are a few different medical packaging techniques including medical blister packaging among other types. Continue Reading No Comments

Tips to Get the Most Mileage from Your Business Sign

Written by Wall Street News on May 18th, 2016. Posted in Commercial real estate signs, Custom vehicle wrap, Real estate signs

Sign solutions

Having good signage outside of your business is a lot more important than most people realize. Nearly 35% of people in your area only find out about local businesses when they see the signs they have out front. When at least half of people who try a business for the first time, they say they did so because they saw the sign. For brick and mortar businesses, 83% of their customer base lives close by. There are some things you can do to get the most mileage out of your business sign. Whether you are advertising your restaurant, shop or need commercial real estate for sale signs, you want your sign to get your point across.

Tips to Making Memorable and Awesome Business Signs:

  1. As always, brevity is your friend. People’s attention spans were short to begin wi