Thursday, September 03, 2015

What's So Extreme About A Seat Cushion? Meet Steve Gambhir, founder of Ergo21

Steve Gambhir, founder of Ergo21

Ergo21’s website slogan reads, “Comfort. Joy. Happiness.” It’s a fitting description for the company’s product, the Ergo21 Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion, which uses advanced LiquiCell Technology to help customers sit hours and hours without aches or soreness. Company president and oGoing member Steve Gambhir used to drive four to six hours a day in LA traffic setting up merchant credit card processing accounts. “I tried using a different cushion every month to relieve the back pain from long hours in the car,” Steve recalls. “Finally, my wife said, ‘Why don't you design your own cushion?’ so I did.”

Innovative LiquiCell Technology Improves Circulation


LiquiCell Technology strategically places low viscosity fluid inside the cushions’ ultra-thin cells to reduce discomfort associated with prolonged contact between the body and an object. The liquid stays in constant motion, letting the body glide and float. This provides instant comfort, reduces numbness and improves circulation by 150 percent. "We’ve had countless reviews on Amazon from people who sit for long periods in office chairs or wheelchairs,” explains Steve. “These customers report that their sores went away and they can now sit for hours without any discomfort.” Since LiquiCell performs better than gel, foam or air, it’s even being used in hospital beds to prevent pressure sores and skin breakdown for patients who cannot move.

Friday, August 28, 2015

What is your Small Business Challenge and How are you Overcoming it?

What is your current small business challenge and how are you overcoming it? We would love to spotlight you on oGoing in front of over 10,000 small business members!

All you have to do is:
1. Add your comment here about your present business challenge
2. Tell us which new business / professional you met on oGoing
3. Invite one other business to join oGoing!

We will be choosing five businesses to spotlight on our next email blast!

oGoing Member Spotlight

We have selected seven members who responded to our previous question, and are featuring them now.

Ergo21
Designer and Creator of Ergo21 Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion with LiquiCell - Liquid Filled Membranes. Sit for hours in comfort!
     Go here to connect 


wendywrites Writing & Editing Services
Develop, write and edit marketing, public relations, advertising, and educational materials, both print & Internet, for business, government and nonprofits.
     Go here to connect

360 Degrees of Success - Coaching and Training
Develop effective skills for managing your four most essential resources - Money, Relationships, Energy and Time - to create and live a full and satisfying life.
     Go here to connect 


Institute for Performance Mastery
Faye Kitariev is an inspiring author, tremendous speaker and certified Soul-Centered High Performance Coach.
     Go here to connect

Deborah D. Clark,DTM

Deborah helps us by teaching us how to use the basic skills we already have and thus build our confidence. It doesnt matter if you never have to give a speech.
     Go here to connect 


Rick Lund Consulting
We are a Mobile Marketing Company. Helping individual companies in driving more business to locations and have better access to information about your company.
     Go here to connect  


Mind the Business Podcast Radio for Entrepreneurs
Mind the Business Podcast Radio for Entrepreneurs. Mind the Business is a radio show about the challenges of being or starting a small business. Find answers to your questions.
     Go here to connect 

Sincerely
Sanjay B Dalal
founder & ceo, oGoing
USA's Social Network for Small Business
p.s. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Excellent Seat Cushion for Lower Back Pain | Ergo21

Lower Back Pain Stifling Your Productivity


Do you have a long commute to work and are stuck in your car for hours? Are you a long haul driver that sits in your truck for more than 4 hours a day? Are you a local deliveryman who is always sitting and driving long hours in those delivery trucks? If so, you probably have suffered from travel related back pain. In fact, you probably have to take painkillers everyday in order to get some relief. But thankfully there is hope for those who suffer from travel related lower back pain.

Most Comfortable Seat Cushion for Lower Back Pain


One of the best seat cushions for lower back pain is the Ergo21 Travel Cushion for those traveling hours daily. Designed for those who are on the go, this travel cushion can be folded up and carried just about anywhere. With its compact design, you can fit it in your bag and bring it out when you need it. So if you are going to be driving for 4 hours or more each and everyday, this is the seat cushion for you.

Advanced Travel Seat Cushion Eliminates Lower Back Pain

The Ergo21 has LiquiCell liquid filled membranes that help support the entire body, which reduce stress on the lower back. LiquiCell is an innovative combination of low viscosity fluid strategically placed to control the flow of liquid. LiquiCell reduces discomfort associated with prolonged contact between your body and an object. This cushion will add the support and comfort that you need to end the day pain free. So if you are always on the road you should consider getting yourself an Ergo21 Travel Cushion.

No More Pain Killers. Customers Love The Travel Seat Cushion


Robert from Atlanta, Georgia said this about the Ergo21 Travel Cushion. " For years, I have driven a taxi in busy downtown Atlanta. After my shift was over I always head for the medicine cabinet for some pain killers due to lower back pain. I was tired of hurting all over and decided to do something about it. I purchased the Ergo21 Travel Cushion and now I no longer have to take medication for pain. This seat is truly amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from travel related pain."

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sales and Marketing eBooks | Download Now

Download Sales and Marketing eBooks

Sales and Marketing Success eBooks | image courtesy: cerasis
(image courtesy: Cerasis)

oGoing Presents the Ultimate Resource for Marketing and Sales eBooks to help grow your small business - entrepreneurs, executives and business owners. Download any of the over 100 relevant and most popular Sales and Marketing eBook for free! Best of all, a new, curated eBook is uploaded daily!

Some of the recent Sales and Marketing eBooks include:

The Ultimate How-To Marketing Guide 

Marketers have a lot to juggle. Social media, SEO, and email are just a few of the channels you need to master. Plus, new opportunities in online marketing are emerging from every corner. 

Build Trust with an Engagement Marketing Content Strategy 

Today’s customer is more empowered than ever, and providing a positive, trusted, and engaging customer experience is a powerful way to differentiate your brand. As the financial services industry strives to build customer trust, they are turning to engagement marketing, specifically deployed through content, to help them accelerate the buyer lifecycle and build trust.

The New Rules of Viral Marketing 

Well, the old rules of marketing suggest that you pull out your wallet. You’d probably spend millions to buy your way into people’s minds, interrupting them with TV spots, billboards by the side of the highway, and other “creative” Madison Avenue advertising techniques. 

Leveraging Psychology in Digital Marketing 

Marketers are constantly seeking to engage with their buyers and drive actions that help buyers move rapidly through their customer lifecycle. They do this by analyzing buyer behaviors and working to get into the mind of their target audience. Kath Pay, Marketing Director at cloud.IQ, clearly illustrates the strong intersection between modern marketing and psychology.

6 Critical Steps to Successfully Targeting Key Accounts 

According to Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer's Behavior Survey, 34% of respondents said the number of team members involved in a purchase decision has increased over the past 12 months. With the number of influencers on the rise, marketers are using Account Based Marketing (ABM) to be more targeted in their approach to engaging contacts at dream accounts—those big accounts that fit their company’s customer.

Go here to download any of the over 100 most popular and relevant eBooks on Sales and Marketing!

(you only need to create an oGoing business profile to download any of the eBooks for free)

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy 239th Independence Day USA



On behalf of the oGoing team, I wish Americans everywhere in USA and the world Happy 239th Independence Day! We have a lot to be thankful for the freedom and liberties that we enjoy in USA.

We cannot take our freedoms and independence for granted. There are many terrorist organizations in the world who are bent on destroying the very fabric of humanity and peace.

ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram are some of the worst offenders and perpetrators. They are bent on spreading terrorism and destroying human lives. To them, killing innocent people including women and children is part of their mission.

We should take a moment and thank the brave men and women of our police forces, military and defense organizations such as FBI, National Security Agency and CIA who keep these terrorists away from USA soil and keep us safe! They work 24/7/365 to ensure that our freedoms are always secured and protected.

Have a safe, fun and relaxing July 4th Holiday.


Enjoy the fireworks and Join the conversation on oGoing.

The most engaged member on oGoing during the month of July is going to walk away with a brand new iPad Air mini. All you have to do is go to oGoing.com, share what's going on, promote your events and goings, connect and interact with members. Yup, it's that simple.

Inspiring Independence Day Quotes

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." ~Thomas Jefferson

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." ~Abraham Lincoln


Sincerely,
Sanjay B Dalal
founder & ceo, oGoing
USA's Social Network for Small Business

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Five Ways To Secure Your WordPress Site and Keep it Safe and Sound

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How to Secure Your WordPress Site? Five Ways to Keep it Safe and Sound

WordPress is a CMS platform that is flawlessly crafted for both bloggers and e-commerce players. However, for any Internet technology, security is a major issue. Irrespective of its bespoke features, WordPress isn't without imperfections. The CMS has its own set of flaws which are hard to ignore.

While WordPress is gaining immense popularity, it should come as no surprise that these websites are popular target for hackers and some pesky users. The advancement of hacking tools has also made it easy for hackers to gain backdoor to a WordPress site and cripple its legitimacy. WordPress sites are lagging behind when it comes to security, often due to the lack of vigilance and knowledge among its users. A staggering amount of WordPress sites are becoming victims of unpleasant cyber attacks, compelling lots of users to come forward and protect their site from potential threats.

This post discusses some general tips and tricks that you can implement to safeguard your WordPress site against hacking, malware, or spam attacks. The tips mentioned below are quite easy to follow and will surely help you steer clear bad guys to a great extent.

Let's know about them in detail.

1. Embrace WordPress Updates

Running the latest version of WordPress is the most basic and obvious security measure that users can implement very easily. Running an outdated version will never help you when it comes to security as hackers are quick to attack these websites. When you update a software, you not only make it secure, but you also get a gift of better features, bug fixes, and other improvements. This is important to ensure a sustainable future of your website.

2. Use Plugins and Themes That Encourage Trust

With the help of a technique called plugin enumeration, hackers can easily find out the number of plugins your WordPress site is currently using. The technique can be used to break into your site and make it vulnerable to security attacks. To avoid this, make sure you reduce the plugin installation to the minimum. Choose only those themes and plugins that are actually required and simply get rid of the ones that are no longer useful. Be selective, before installation, read all the instructions and check when your chosen theme or plugin is last updated.

3. Move Over With Default Username

The “admin” username that's created by WordPress during installation contain security vulnerabilities, so make sure you change it immediately if you are still using it. Hackers are smart enough to know about the default WordPress user name and they quickly burst into those websites which do not change it.

If you change your username to something else, then it would protect you from becoming the next victim. There are two methods using which you can easily change the “admin” username.

First way is, just create another admin user and assign then give it some admin permissions. Now, you can login with a new username and delete the old one.

The second way is, if your user is assigned with multiple pages and posts and you don't want to assign them again, you can change the username through PHPMyAdmin. For this, just sign in to your cPanel and go to PHPMyAdmin. Click on the WordPress database and look for WP_users. Select the “admin” user, and change the user_login field with the name you want to change.

4. Limit the Power of Inactive Users

Administrators, who have the authority to edit content, assign roles, and assign roles are more exposed to the possibility of being harmed. And, if you have multiple users under you, keeping a track of everyone activities is quite daunting. In fact, out of them, there are so many users who end up choosing weak passwords, and thus become victim to malicious or other cyber attacks. If you have a list of inactive users in your WordPress database, just switch their role to 'subscriber'. This will limit their powers and authorities for making any change within your website.

5. Switch to Complex Security Keys

Just like passwords, security keys are yet another important aspect of a WordPress site. These keys help you to keep vandals away and augment the security level of your website. You site should use unique, random, and lengthy security keys. You can make use of special characters and several other random combinations to make it as complicated as possible.

To Conclude

Strengthening the security of a WordPress site shouldn't scare you. It's indeed very easy, all you need is to have a strong knowledge about some handy facts that help you uplift the security bar of your website. 

Author Biography:

Jack Calder is a exploring expert in Markupcloud Ltd, a nice company involved in the process of convert psd to html in few time. Jack is a lover of web development languages, he uses to develop various things in it. Connect with Jack

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Tell Great Story Small Business Entrepreneurs

Tell Great Story Small Business Entrepreneurs and Owners

What's your story? Every small business has a story. 

Can you answer these questions to create your amazing story?

1. Why you started this company?
2. What's your purpose? What drives you?
3. What is your vision and mission?
4. What are your short-term and long-term company goals?
5. What problem are you trying to solve?
6. Who is your customer?
7. How do you find your customers?
8. What challenges your customers face?
9. How would you define success?
10. Where do you see your business in five or ten years?

Tell Great Story about your business, your products, your services, your brand, your customers, your community, your journey. Why you started this business? What keeps you going? Great Storytellers Rock! Do great marketing! Customers will love you for that.

Want to market your business, get found online, connect with over 10,000 small businesses, and share your products and services? Join oGoing.com B2B Social Network today!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Are you doing great marketing? Small Business Tips

Do Great Marketing on oGoing B2B Social Network

"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." Peter Drucker

Small Businesses live on, survive and thrive when they do great marketing. Unfortunately, they also die when they don't. Marketing then is a great divider between the successful small business entrepreneurs and the unsuccessful ones. The ones who get it, invest into it, and do it strategically do well in the long term.

Marketing requires an investment of your time, resources and money. For many small business owners, they think of marketing as a cost function - a drain on their bottom-line. Whereas, online and traditional marketing does cost money, think of the long-term benefits, and not the short-term ROI.

Wouldn't you want a strong brand for your small business? Wouldn't you want a website that is attractive and generates interest from quality prospects and customers? Wouldn't you want your social media channels to engage with your customers and get them excited to do business with you?

Make digital marketing a core part of your business strategy. Not an ad-hoc, piecemeal afterthought.
Do great marketing!

Want to market your business, get found online, connect with over 10,000 small businesses, and share your products and services? Join oGoing.com B2B Social Network today!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Orange County Roof Inspection - Finding Quality Providers

How to find a qualified Orange County Roof Inspection company?

Orange County Roof Inspection - Finding Quality Roof Inspector

When you do a Google, Yahoo or Bing search for "Orange County Roof Inspection", the results show sponsors who are willing to advertise for this keyword combination, and the roof inspectors who have done a good job of getting their website ranked on the first two pages of these search engines.

How can a new home buyer or home seller, real estate agent, real estate broker, or an insurance agent be reasonably confident that any of these companies are great, trustworthy and provide excellent service? The job of finding a reputable and reliable roof inspection company in Orange County cities becomes incredibly difficult.

In particular, how does one find a quality roofing provider in any of these Orange County, California cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

One way to determine which company is great is by using the roof inspection reviews posted on Yelp. Finding a service provider who has multiple five star reviews is a great starting point. Even better is a company who has more than 10 5-star reviews. Sometimes, excellent companies have more than 20 5-star reviews. Don't just look at the ratings though. Take time to review the recent comments made by their customers.

One particular company that caught our attention is Cert-A-Roof and its patented LeakFREE® Roof inspection process. At first, we didn't believe that roof inspection is something that unique or patentable. Upon further research, we observed that Cert-A-Roof roof inspector takes detailed photographs to document any evidence of roof areas that are leaking right now, or likely to leak in the future, and provides a written report on correcting the problem, price estimates, and professional opinion. Cert-A-Roof also has more than 20 5-star reviews on Yelp.

Another key factor in determining a reputed company would be their ability to engage with their customers through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and oGoing. How frequent and enriching are these interactions?

It's not easy finding a great roof inspection company in Orange County, CA and surrounding area. We are hoping that home buyers take the time to do their due diligence and find the company that has the most experience and provides the best inspection that saves you a ton of money (and future headaches).

Have you joined oGoing.com - USA's leading B2B social network? oGoing gives SMB owners, service providers and entrepreneurs a powerful social media marketing platform that promotes the business, attracts new customers, boosts online visibility, improves website traffic and accelerates sales.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Warren Buffett $100 Billion Colossal Mistake

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has inspired many investors and leaders alike over the last fifty plus years. Besides his investment acumen, I love his uncommon business sense, humility, humor, optimism and a healthy dose of candor. He isn't one to shy away from voicing his two cents and giving direct advice.

I am always looking forward to reading his legendary annual letters and when I am too busy, I still end up reading the synopsis. Washington Post has provided a concise overview of the 2014 Buffett annual letter, which has so many key points on what makes great leaders.

It's not often that a great leader accepts his mistakes openly and humbly in an open letter. In this fiftieth edition of the annual letter, this is exactly what Warren Buffett did. He goes at lengths about some of his biggest professional mistakes he ever made during his storied 50 years at Berkshire Hathaway.

Bottom line:
Admit your mistakes and stay humble

Buffett admits that "it was a monumentally stupid decision" - not taking the tender offer of $11.37 a share from Seabury Stanton, the original owner of Berkshire Hathaway on May 6, 1964. Buffett was stuck on getting a slightly higher price of $11.50 a share. Why was this a stupid decision?

Because "Berkshire was then a northern textile manufacturer mired in a terrible business. The industry in which it operated was heading south, both metaphorically and physically." Buffett admits that "buying the (Berkshire) stock at that price was like picking up a discarded cigar butt that had one puff remaining in it. Though the stub might be ugly and soggy, the puff would be free." And yet, instead of taking the pretty good offer from Stanton which would have netted him a solid 50% gain, he ended up buying more Berkshire shares.

Buffett candidly shares that "I found myself with more than 25% of BPL’s capital invested in a terrible business about which I knew very little. I became the dog who caught the car." The huge mistake that Buffett made cost him dearly: "During the 18 years following 1966, we struggled unremittingly with the textile business, all to no avail. But stubbornness – stupidity? – has its limits. In 1985, I finally threw in the towel and closed the operation."

This was not Buffett's biggest business mistake though! Buffett made another colossal mistake, the most costly of his career that gave away $100 billion to complete strangers.

"Early in 1967, I had Berkshire (instead of BPL) pay $8.6 million to buy National Indemnity Company (“NICO”), a small but promising Omaha-based insurer." Buffett confesses: "I’ve had 48 years to think about that question, and I’ve yet to come up with a good answer. I simply made a colossal mistake." NICO had the underpinnings of the insurance business that made Berkshire Hathaway. However, in purchasing NICO, Buffett made three strategic mistakes: He didn't buy it with cash, he didn't buy it with BPL shares, but instead bought it with shares of Berskshire.

Why was this a costly $100 billion mistake? Because Buffett decided to "marry 100% of an excellent business (NICO) to a 61%-owned terrible business (Berkshire Hathaway)." So, he had to give out a lot of shares for this purchase. Had BPL acquired NICO, Buffett and partners would have owned 100% of the fine company, instead of what ended up transpiring wherein Buffett had to share a lot of subsequent profits and Berkshire ownership with share owners of NICO over the last 48 plus years (whom Buffett refers to as complete strangers).

Buffett goes on to admit one more mistake when he bought Waumbec Mills in 1975, another New England textile company, which ultimately closed. He quips that "the northern textile industry is finally extinct. You need no longer panic if you hear that I’ve been spotted wandering around New England."

Buffett has thus made many costly acquisition mistakes during his reign at Berkshire which have actually allowed him to stay humble.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that Heinz is run far better under Alex Behring, Chairman, and Bernardo Hees, CEO, than would be the case if I were in charge,” he writes. He also “made a big mistake with this investment by dawdling” and not selling Tesco shares when he had the opportunity. Buffett is repeatedly willing to sell himself short, and give credit to others when and where it’s due.

Buffett is quite thankful for the 24 folks who work at his corporate office though. "They handle all of these business tasks cheerfully and with unbelievable efficiency, making my life easy and pleasant." Buffett jokes that they "even get me hamburgers and french fries (smothered in Heinz ketchup, of course) for lunch." Finally, Buffett readily shares that "No CEO has it better; I truly do feel like tap dancing to work every day."

All entrepreneurs and owners aspiring to be great CEOs like Warren Buffett one day should read this Washington Post article 'The leadership wisdom of Warren Buffett' and learn about what makes great leaders.

Connect with me on oGoing - USA's B2B Social Network.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Anaheim Solar Power Rebates Available in May 2015

Anaheim Public Utilities is providing rebates for solar power panels in May 2015

Go Solar with Aikyum Solar - Freedom from Electricity Bills

Are you tired of paying too much for your electricity bills? Are you looking to go solar, but not sure how to get started? Now is the time to install Solar Panels and Solar Power Systems for your home or business in Anaheim, California. A well-designed solar system can cut your electricity bills in half or more. Best of all, solar systems pay for themselves within five years, and keep on powering your home or office for 25 plus years. Imagine all the savings you can have, and the feeling of pride that you are helping our own planet by going green.

We have some great news!

Anaheim Public Utilities is having an open Solar Rebate Application period from May 14, 2015 (8:00am) through May 28, 2015 (5:00pm).

Take advantage of this timely rebate that will ensure even more savings for years to come. Besides the Anaheim city rebate, you may be eligible for both federal and state subsidies, resulting in greater savings.

Residential Rate – $1.25 AC-CSI watt
Commercial Rate – $1.10 AC-CSI watt (less than 30kW)
Commercial PBI Rate – $0.11 per kWhr (greater than 30kW)

Aikyum Solar, a highly trusted local solar installer in Orange County, will help you design, finance, apply for, install, maintain and monitor your complete solar system in Anaheim and local cities. Best part, Aikyum is offering $0 down and extremely low rate financing.

Contact Aikyum Solar today for a Free Quote and don’t miss this golden opportunity provided by Anaheim Public Utilities in May 2015.

Connect with Aikyum and learn from them best practices and tips on going solar.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Los Angeles Roof Inspection - Finding the best provider

How to find a qualified Los Angeles Roof Inspection company?


When you do a Google, Yahoo or Bing search for "Los Angeles Roof Inspection", the results show sponsors who are willing to advertise for this keyword combination, and the roof inspectors who have done a good job of getting their website ranked on the first two pages of these search engines.

How can a home buyer or home seller, real estate agent, real estate broker, or an insurance agent be reasonably confident that any of these companies are great, trustworthy and provide excellent service? The job of finding a reputable and reliable roof inspection company in Los Angeles becomes difficult.

One way to determine which company is great is by using the roof inspection reviews posted on Yelp. Finding a service provider who has multiple five star reviews is a great starting point. Even better is a company who has more than 10 5-star reviews. Sometimes, excellent companies have more than 20 5-star reviews. Don't just look at the ratings though. Take time to review the recent comments made by customers.

One particular company that caught our attention is Cert-A-Roof and its patented LeakFREE® Roof inspection process. At first, we didn't believe that roof inspection is something that unique or patentable. Upon further research, we observed that Cert-A-Roof roof inspector takes detailed photographs to document any evidence of roof areas that are leaking right now, or likely to leak in the future, and provides a written report on correcting the problem, price estimates, and professional opinion. Cert-A-Roof also has more than 20 5-star reviews on Yelp.

It's not easy finding a great roof inspection company in Los Angeles and surrounding area. We are hoping that home buyers take the time to do their due diligence and find the company that has the most experience and provides the best inspection that saves you a ton of money (and future headaches).

Another key factor in determining a reputed company would be their ability to engage with their customers through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and oGoing. How frequent and enriching are these interactions?

Have you joined oGoing.com - USA's leading B2B social network? oGoing gives SMB owners, service providers and entrepreneurs a powerful social media marketing platform that promotes the business, attracts new customers, boosts online visibility, improves website traffic and accelerates sales.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Solar Roof Solar Energy partner in Orange County, California

Are you paying too much for electricity every month in Orange County? Do you need an affordable energy alternative which can cut your electricity bill in half or even more? The more electricity you use, the more solar energy powered by solar roof can help you. It's time you consider installing solar panels on your roof!

Here are 9 reasons to go solar in 2015:
1. Utility prices are increasing rapidly each year in Orange County. Who enjoys paying higher electricity bill every month? Say Hello to Freedom from electricity bills! 
2. Solar equipment prices are falling each year. This means the cost of installing solar panels on your roof is dropping. Now is the time to get you ready with solar in Anaheim, Laguna Niguel, Riverside, Moreno Valley and surrounding cities.
3. Solar energy is renewable, and we are indeed blessed with abundant sunlight in Orange County, Southern California. As a matter of fact with global warming, we are seeing even more sunny and warm days in Orange County, California. 
4. California Solar Initiative offers rebate programs for the state and the city. In addition, you receive 30% Income Tax Credit and MACRS depreciation from the Federal and State Government. For example, currently, Anaheim, Laguna Niguel, Riverside and Moreno Valley are offering additional incentives for residents to go solar in 2015. But hurry, these incentives are going away next year. 
Solar Energy for home
5. Your bills are net-metered, whereby, you receive retail credit for the energy your system generates. In short, the utility company pays you what they charge you! In the case where you using less energy than what the solar system generates, you end up getting credit from the utility company. 
6. The commercial solar system installation process is seamless. Aikyum Solar, an Irvine business, will provide free consultation, design an optimal system, install and maintain the system. You don't have to worry about a single thing!
7. The best part: You actually own the solar power system! Isn't that amazing? The system will keep generating power for 25 plus years. 
8. Solar panels come with a 25 year manufacturer warranty, and they may last even longer: 35-40 years. So you need not worry about the panels.
9. Utilities are subject to inflation, and dependency on fossil fuels for energy generation. There is no guarantee how much the Utility companies will raise their rates. Your solar power system is inflation proof! Once you purchase the system, you are done!
It is easy to empower your life with clean, green solar power from Aikyum Solar. Give Aikyum Solar, your highly trusted solar company in Southern California, a call today at: 1-888-9898-SUNGo here to learn more

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mobile Pet Grooming Business in Los Angeles, California


The world is going mobile in a huge way. There are mobile computers, mobile video and of course, the mobile phone. But what about mobile pet grooming business? This business could also end up exploding along the way.
There are some useful platforms like oGoing to promote your mobile pet grooming start-up business in Los Angeles, California. Entrepreneurs, it's not easy to start and run your own business. It is good to know the requirements about license and zoning laws in your local county or city. If you are a mobile pet groomer, you will need to own a mobile grooming unit, and all of the equipment and tools associated with pet grooming. This will require capital.
Are you serious about mobile pet grooming? You must love pets; and you will need experience working with pets, get certified as a groomer and open a business as a LLC or solo owner (ask your accountant). You should also contact the local city for any requirements, purchase business insurance and vehicle insurance, and most importantly obtain mobile vehicle and equipment for grooming (this could include electrical outlets, generator, lighting, grooming tables, running water, and bathtub, besides grooming tools such as clippers, scissors, shears, shampoos, brushes, blow dryers, nail clippers, ear cleaning products, bandanas, and bows). Finally, you must decide where you will be offering your services, create a reasonable pricing model, and set aside some money for marketing. 
Why is mobile pet grooming good business? People are always in a hurry and they don’t want to be hassled with taking their pets to the local groomer. Grooming salons are beginning to see the crunch as sales begin to drop, even forcing possible closure. Mobile pet grooming is one of the key reasons. With a single phone call, the mobile pet groomer will arrive at a customer's doorstep to groom their pet in the comfort of their own home, or right outside. Pet owners love this because it offers:
  • Convenience and comfort 
  • A way to combat high gas prices
  • No stress from having to drive in traffic
  • Less embarrassment from misbehaving pets

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Trip to India - The Land of Gandhi

Dalal Family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on December 30, 2014
"India has the right, if she only knew, of becoming the predominant partner by reason of her numbers, geographical position and culture inherited for ages. She is the greatest storehouse of spiritual knowledge." Mahatma Gandhi
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, a city where Mahatma Gandhi spent much of his time, and started the famous Sabarmati Ashram; a city that Shri Narendra Modi, then Gujarat chief minister, transformed into a thriving metropolis. I was fortunate to spend quality time with my Puppa and Mummi at our home in Ahmedabad (my home is now in Irvine, California). I look forward to seeing my parents in USA (hopefully soon).
Reconnecting with Family and Friends
It was great to share the spirit of family during the holidays with my two sisters, Nitu and Situben and family (we were all together after 14 years); I am really going to miss my young sister Nitu, lovely niece Diya and fun moments with my brother-in-law Paragbhai. I liked how Paragbhai said: "Enjoy Life" - a good reminder for us all!

I reconnected with so many friends from my school days, and met my extended family members and close friends not just once, but a few times. It felt great to meet them in person, have dinner and snacks, and talk about stories from growing up to our school days. The amount of love and affection that I felt from my friends and family during this trip to India was incredible.
With my father and mother at our home in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Ahmedabad Food and Music
I can't say enough about the food in Ahmedabad. If you are a foodie, you will love the variety of food - traditional Gujarati food consisting of Undhiyu, Puri, Jalebi, Khichu, Khaman, Dhokla and more; Dhaba food consisting of Punjabi style Paneer Tikka curries, Navratan Korma, Tandoori Rotis, Hot Naans, Dal Makhani, etc; South Indian food consisting of hot Dosa, Idlis, Uttapam, Sambhar and Vadas; American food at places like Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, KFC, and many more; and even modern fusion food places like Unforgettable. I frequented Sports Club many times with friends and family to savor their delicious sandwiches and dosas, and also Gymkhana Club. I loved the private marriage event at Agashiye restaurant with live Gujarati ghazhal performance by Shri Sanjay Oza, Saptak music performance by Shri Rahul Sharma on Santoor and Shri Mukund Rajdeo on Tabla, and Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty with Vocals, Pt. Yogesh Samsi on Tabla and Smt. Paromita Mukherjee on Harmonium, and hanging out with friends at Freeze Land (a place we used to frequent during our school days).
Spiritual Journey
Seeing Pramukh swami in Sarangpur really got me inspired (since 1980s, we have received his blessings at important times). It was a big highlight of my spiritual journey, and also getting blessings from Ishwarcharan swami ji, meeting and getting inspired by Brahmaviharidas ji, praying at Sola and Iskcon mandir, and going to Shrinathji mandir in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. I am so grateful that Bhagwaan Shri Krishna looked after me from a potentially dangerous accident in Nathdwara (where I got hurt, albeit escaped serious injuries).
Getting Blessings from Mahatma Gandhi at Mahatma Mandir
Vibrant Gujarat and India
Attending Vibrant Gujarat, hearing and seeing Shri Narendra Modi, India prime minister up close, listening to the notable global leaders share their optimism about Gujarat and India including U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, World Bank president Jim Kim, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, India finance, business and information minister Shri Arun Jaitley, Gujarat chief minister Smt. Anandiben Patel, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani, Birla Group chairman Kumar Birla, Godrej chairman Adi Godrej, and witnessing the new developments in / around Ahmedabad have firmed my belief that Gujarat and India are going to have a golden age of development that will usher in 10% or higher growth soon. It behooves all Indians and investors to participate, share and reap the benefits from this economic explosion. Thinking about investing in Gujarat? Contact me: ceo at ogoing dot biz
I am attending Vibrant Gujarat on January 11, 2014 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar
Kite Flying Fun
Can you imagine thousands and thousands of kites flying right above you, everywhere you look? Uttarayan is an annual kite-flying day in Gujarat on January 14, and in particular the city skylines of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Nadiad, Rajkot and Surat are covered by kites being flown by people of all ages from their roof tops and terraces. It's a sight to behold! I can still picture the tens of thousands of beautiful lanterns adorning the Ahmedabad sky on the evening of Uttarayan. Flying and cutting a few kites along with my close friends and family members was an amazing experience.
Tens of Thousands of Tukkals on the evening of Uttarayan in Ahmedabad
The Poor in India
I felt an incredible urge to help the poor people in Ahmedabad. That kid near our home who smiled despite the hardships, and was so happy to get some food and a piece of clothing. I was moved and saddened to see so many people who sleep on the sides of the streets each night. Can a local Rotary club start a new program to help the homeless? It would be great to have a program wherein local shelters for the homeless folks provide daily meal, some clothes, basic work, and a place. The poverty challenges in India are mind-boggling, and whereas the country has progressed giving rise to a huge middle-class, there are still countless poor people.
On the streets of Nathdwara, Rajasthan. I offered prayers at Shrinathji to Krishna Bhagwaan
India and USA
There are many local companies in Ahmedabad and Gujarat that need help with establishing, starting-up and growing their business in USA. I connected with a few of them during my visit, some during Vibrant Gujarat, and will be following up with them with their market development plans in California and throughout the nation. These companies are looking to expand their sales and marketing, and don't have a direct presence in the U.S. Also, they are not able to hire local people while they still remain as a small business.

oGoing Journey
In parallel, I continued my work on OGOING from India, and kept helping clients during my visit. I also met my software development team in Ahmedabad first, and then Vadodara, and strategized with them on what needs to happen to grow oGoing and make Ogoing.com the place to connect, share and grow for SMB. We generally agreed that unless we get an external investor or partner, our journey at oGoing will most likely come to a close. I am still trying to see if we can keep oGoing going! Wish me luck...
What is that one takeaway from my trip to India? India is on the cusp of a great economic and cultural expansion that will be felt for dozens of years. The abundant energy, passion and determination was visible among all walks of life, and I could sense that everyone is so driven to do well, work hard, and provide a good life for themselves, their children, parents and family.
A momentous trip to India indeed!
Love and Cheers,
Sanjay Dalal
founder / CEO, oGoing

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