T Is for Trust: (SxE)T=R – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

Trust is one of those elusive words that everyone knows, but no two people will give the same definition for. I like one of Webster’s definitions: ‘To rely on or on the truth of’. A CEO’s definition is ‘you know it when you feel it’. I know that the trust I have for people also varies by domain. In the domain of childcare – there are people I trust to babysit my children. In the domain of musicianship – there are people I trust to play good music. There isn’t…

ITIL Service Management – Bible For Managing Information Technology – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

Since the advent of Henry Ford’s Model T and the creation of complex assembly lines, organizational designs have focused on breaking apart complex processes into individual tasks the result of which manifests it as pipe-based organizational charts where the right hand has little knowledge of what the left hand is doing. As technically focused IT stores are making transition into service organizations, it is essential to rejoin what has been artificially separated. Whenever an organization defines IT services, the two new virtual horizontal organizational structures are being established on the…

Do You Know How To Deal With People Who Mock And Ridicule You? – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

FACT: The Entrepreneur Is Without “Honour” Among Those Who “Know” Him One of the greatest realities you may have to face(there are exceptions, as is the case with everything in life), when you formally announce to the world that you have become an entrepreneur, is that you do NOT know many people you think you know, as well as you think you do. Godfrey Heron([http://www.irieisleonline.com]) in his Entrepreneur’s Survival Checklist described this shocking experience quite accurately when he wrote that people you love – friends, relatives, your spouse – will…

The Future of Online Business Directories – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

Online business directories are more popular than ever these days. There are literary hundreds of such directories all over the internet, some generic, some more specialized. Their abundance though doesn’t always mean good news for the average business person. Besides, many of these online directories are merely copies of one another, offering little or no advantage to their listed companies. It becomes clear then that for an online directory to be worth your time and money, it has to be able to offer more than just a taxonomy of companies.…

Five Common Errors When Using Flexible Circuit Technology – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

The biggest issue in using flexible circuits is underestimating what is involved in having a successful start up program. Too often supply chain teams treat flex like a commodity, giving the process little time and attention. The result is usually poor quality, higher start up costs and delayed product introduction. The following are five common errors companies make when starting up a project using flexible circuitry. Not doing due diligence with supplier selection: There are many flexible PCB suppliers to pick from, each with unique capabilities and problems. Assuming that…

How To Evaluate A Business Idea For Developing An Enterprise – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

Why Do You Need A Business Plan? Planning is a process that never ends for all businesses. It is extremely important in the early stages of any venture when the entrepreneur will need to prepare a preliminary business plan. There are different types of plans that may be part of any business operation. These include but not limited to Financial plans, Marketing plan, Human Resource plan, Production plans, Sales plans etc. Plans may be short term or long term or may be strategic or operational. Whatever the type of plan…

So You Want to Be a Motorcycle Courier? – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

I’d been thinking about becoming a motorcycle courier for a while and then at the end of 2009 along came the postal strikes, my opportunity. They say a recession is a good time to start a business and after all how hard can it be? I used to deliver pizzas around Exeter in the late 80s on Honda C90s and Melodys but a broken leg put an end to that quite quickly. To be honest, a broken leg was not a bad outcome considering how I used to ride those…

The Future of LCD Technology – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

In the midst of discussions and debates on the choice of an innovative television in the contemporary market environment, the question about the future of existing technologies arises. The days of CRT are over and the craze is for LCD or plasma technology. Both are sophisticated products which offer high definition television. Each of the above has many positive factors in the context of consumer satisfaction. Experts on the subject and experienced viewers make loud thinking on the respective advantages of both these modern television products. At a time when…

Sewer Odor Experts for Roof Top Sewer Vent Stack Filters – RIVAL ENTERPRISE

Every state, city, and village either has odor ordinances or treats obnoxious odors perceptible beyond property lines as public disturbances/nuisance. All plumbing vent stacks produce odors unless they fitted with a filter. OSHA warns that levels of 300-ppm (H2S) cause the olfactory nerve to lose sensitivity. At first a “rotten egg” odor is detected but on the second or third breath the odor is no longer noticed. All major odor problems have associated fines or other penalties. When you are experiencing sewer or septic smells inside a home or business…