Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Purple and Green Laundry

Today I would like to share with you our recent completed project.
The Purple and Green Laundry & Dry Clean

Purple and Green Laundry 

Ms. Geraldine our satisfied client who availed the complete laundry business package.
Design and Construction by Eagle One Construction. 
Training and Chemicals provided by Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean Services.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sample Laundry Business Package Set Up Project in Mandaluyong City

Purple and Green Laundry in Mandaluyong City.
Constructed by Black Eagle 

Waiting area with storage in white ducco finish with purple and pink stripped cushion.

The counter is in pink and green laminated sheet with warm white cove lighting to give a cozy look.
Walls are painted in purple matte finish and electric green gloss finish.
We painted the laundry shelves in white gloss finish. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Business Management Success Principles for Entrepreneurs


Today i want to share with you the secrets to business success from the book "The Mafia Manager".
The Mafia Manager is a book containing the distilled wisdom of men who have managed one of the largest, most profitable and long lived cartels in the history of capitalism. The Mafia Manager gathers for the first time in one book the knowledge of the ruthless bosses whose genius at organization and management contributed far more to profitability and growth than the brute strength or conventional wisdom of the legitimate CEO.

You have undertaken to cheat me. I will not sue you because the law is too slow; I will ruin you.” – Cornelius Vanderbilt

Inside The Mafia Manager book, you are going to find loads of no-nonsense business advice and successful principles; principles that guarantee accelerated business growth. Instead of leaving you in the dark with respect to the book “The Mafia Manager,” I will do you a favor by sharing with you a tip of the iceberg of some business principles I learn from The Mafia Manager. Are you prepared to learn from a Mafia? If yes, then let’s ride:

          “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? – Steve Jobs
You have to act and act now.” – Larry Ellison
1.            Do business with strangers as if they were brothers and with brothers as if they were strangers.
2.            The most important thing in your business relationships is your reputation for honesty. If you can genuinely and sincerely fake honesty, you will be a success. Never doubt it.
To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tsu
3.            In business, the golden rule is: whoever has the most power make the rules.
 ”The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.” – J. Paul Getty
4.            Mind your own business but keep your eye on the other successful businesses.
5.            If your neighbor gets up early, get up earlier.
6.            Never give business advice to another that does not profit you and your own interests.
7.            Extreme problems usually require extreme solutions.
8.            People problems must sometimes be dealt with harshly. When you make an example of someone, make sure everyone knows what the lesson is. Punish one, teach a hundred
If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” – J. Paul Getty
9.            When stumped for a solution to a particularly difficult problem, look to the past for a solution.
10.          Work smarter, not harder.
11.          Choose the time of day or night when your energies are highest and conduct business at that time.
12.          Be prepared for betrayal from anyone on your staff, but especially from those you have the most trust in. Every betrayal must be repaid as quickly and as publicly as possible. If you should let a betrayal go unpunished, you are through as a leader.
13.          Remember, not even a machine is 100 percent efficient. Don’t expect the humans who work for you to be.
14.          Do not ever base your plans on achieving the best possible outcome but if it comes, welcome it – after you have examined it on every side.
15.          Many things in life are beyond our control but with people, it is usually possible to pull strings, manipulate them.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” – John D. Rockefeller
16.          The best thing to invest in your business is your time. To schedule, plan and use time effectively, know your turf and know your objectives. Assess the obstacles and opportunities, then devise your strategies.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” – J. Paul Getty
17.          Even if it’s your day off or you are on vacation, business comes first before anything else.
18.          Effective time management means making the most of every minute you work and making certain that you have hours everyday and days every week, weeks and weeks every year when you do not have to work.
Hell, there are no rules here. We are trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison
19.          Before making an important decision, get as much as you can of the best information available and review it carefully, analyze it and draw up worst case scenarios. Add up the plus or minus factors, discuss it with your team and do what your guts tell you to do.
Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson
20.          After loyalty come ability, skill and competence. Promote only able people (and the occasional humbler). You find able people by testing them.
21.          “Don’t be too familiar with your followers; it may at first inspire affection but eventually, like all familiarity; it will breed contempt.”
22.          There will be times when you will have to be abrasive, even brutal to members of your staff. Don’t worry that your people will say bad things about you because of this. They already have. But in general, try to be pleasant and accommodating. Try to please the greatest number who work for you that you can; antagonize the fewest. Blow smoke.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.” – Jack Welch
23.          At meetings, have someone else float your newest ideas. Watch the reaction of the rest of your staff. Note who opposes, who supports, who links up with whom. See who responds with an open mind, whose mind is already made up, one way or the other. If you are going to walk on water, you have to know where the rocks are.
The speed of the leader determines the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash
24.          Don’t encourage overtime. Tell your people that the best way to impress you is to do a great job in the time allotted for it and then go home and relax.
25.          You are in a war. You must plan to take the other guy down first and do it. Winning is not the best thing; it’s the only thing. If it were not, no one would keep score. To win the war, you must take charge. You must set the organization’s objectives, establish a chain of control, delegate, appraise performance, adjust and act.
When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.” – Donald Trump
To win one hundred battles in one hundred victories is not the ACME of skills. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the ACME of skill.” – Sun Tzu

Trucking Business

Starting a trucking business is a great business since it is in demand. I have been thinking for some time now. Regardless if you are an entrepreneur or a truck driver, starting a trucking business must have caught your imagination also. As it stands, the trucking industry is one of the biggest businesses in the world. Hauling business and even logistics is a billion dollar business with an insatiable market. This is because transporting goods across long distances has become an important industry. No matter the industry you find yourself, you must transport bulk goods to and fro (both raw and finished goods). That makes the haulage industry a very lucrative one.

          How to Start a Trucking Business Plan (Hauling and Logistics)

Now if you are interested in knowing how to start a trucking business; you have come to the right place because I will be sharing some tips to help you succeed in this field. Your journey to starting a trucking business begins here.

1.Choose a niche

The trucking industry is very broad and to succeed in it, you must select a niche. Will you be engaged in transporting bulk goods or would you be leasing trucks to businesses in the transport industry? Will you outsource your truck to a trucking company or would you rather put your truck on a hired purchase?

Are you going to haul short or long distance? If you are to go into transportation; will you haul solid or liquid goods? These are the questions you must answer before setting out to start your own trucking business. In this article, I will focus on how to start a trucking business with respect to the transport industry; haulage to be precise.

2.Start-up Capital

The next thing you will need to begin your journey in the trucking industry is capital and you are going to need lots of it. Trucking is capital intensive and arguably the bloodiest part of starting a trucking business. Your start-up capital will largely depend on the size of the fleet you are intending to own. Are you going to buy new trucks or used trucks? There are two ways with which you can get your trucks; you can either purchase them outright or get them on lease. Another option is to look for subcontractors. While the initial investment is quite huge, you can easily get it back if you make the right management decisions.

3.Rules, regulations and insurance

Rules and regulations is the second point you must consider when starting a trucking business. There are different licenses and permits that must be filled up, which includes state registration and permits. To know what rules you’ll have to comply with, it is greatly recommended that you do your research or ask for help from someone familiar with the rules. Another important factor you must consider before starting a haulage business is insurance; which will cover the truck and the goods being transported.

4.Your management strategy

The fourth factor to look into when starting a trucking business is your management strategy to handling payload and clients. A good management team is very essential to running a successful trucking company. Your management team must be experienced in the transport industry; especially with truck management. Another important aspect of running a trucking business is your accounting process. You can buy an accounting software your business to make things easier.

5.Your services to client

What types of goods are you planning to transport? Will you haul solid, liquid or gaseous substance? Are you going to haul durable goods or perishable goods? Each type of freight has their set of requirements, so it would be best that you decide on this before you even open shop. The types of cargo you will be able to carry will determine the type of clients you will work with. And speaking of clients, you’ll need to present yourself well to get the hauling contracts you need.
No matter how big or small your business is; your outlook matters, so don’t neglect working on image and brand. Present your services, the cost of providing the services, and other added advantages or benefits that you think can make them sign up with you. Once you get the contract, give them quality service so that they’ll be enticed to keep coming back.

Challenges of starting a trucking business
Aside the issue of capital, the trucking business is management intensive. Another challenge militating against the success of trucking businesses is bad roads. The issue of bad roads results to unnecessary repairs, maintenance and accidents/hazards. The last but not the least challenge of starting a trucking business is getting good drivers. The “face” of your company is highly dependent on the type of drivers you employ, so make sure your hire drivers that are fit for the job. Check their references and background; and make sure that they’re not taking any illegal drugs. Hiring a terrible driver or being involved in an accident is going to be a disaster; not only to the finances of your company but also to your brand image, so recruit wisely.
As a final note, this is all the advice I can provide for now on how to start a trucking business. The trucking industry is quite a tough terrain to break into but the reward is worth it.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

School Drop Out Billionaires

Do you feel rejected or left behind by your peers because you don’t have a college degree? Do you see your supposed illiteracy as a limitation to achieving your dreams? Or are you in the group that thinks education is the ultimate yardstick for success? If any of these questions best describes you, then please read on.
How does it sound to your ears that most of the world’s richest men and women were school drop outs? Well don’t be surprised; it’s the truth.
I have nothing against education. But at times, education gives people false confidence. It makes people relax, trusting in the power of their certificates rather than in working hard.” – Rasaq Okoya

Today, I will be sharing with you a brief compilation of the entrepreneurial success stories of self made men and women; who took the bull by the horn by building a business, without being held back by the lack of a college degreeThese men and women found their entrepreneurial spirit, surmounted business challenges, completed the entrepreneurial process and became successful entrepreneurs.
Warren Buffett, Mo Ibrahim, Mike Adenuga, Oprah Winfrey, George Soros, John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Jerry Yang and David Filo, Anita Roddick, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Pierre Omidyar, Martha Stewart, Henry Ross Perot and Aliko Dangote; the richest black man in the world did not make the list because they possessed college degrees. Without wasting much of your time, below is a comprehensive list of some of the world’s richest school drop out billionaires.

1.            Bill Gates: He is the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, the world largest software companyDropped out of Harvard to focus on building Microsoft. According to Forbes magazine, Bill Gates has held the position of the world richest man for thirteen consecutive years and he not showing a sign of letting go that position.
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates
We were young, but we had good advice good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.” – Bill Gates
2.            Thomas EdisonThomas Edison was labeled dumb and scatterbrain by his school teachers but he went on to become one of the world’s greatest inventors and founded General Electric; one of the most powerful companies in the world.
 Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
3.            Orji Uzor Kalu: He is one of the richest men on the soil of Africa. This young billionaire was rusticated from college for his participation in a student’s protest. Instead of lamenting over his predicament; he started trading on palm oil and from that humble beginning, he grew his business into a conglomerate “Slok Group.” Though he was later pardoned by the school authorities, he rejected the amnesty offer thereby refusing to return to school.
A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. Once your eyes, ears, nose, heart and brain are trained on business, you sniff business opportunities everywhere.” – Orji Uzor Kalu
4.            Li Ka ShingBillionaire owner of Hutchinson Whampoa; one of the largest conglomerates in Hong Kong, with operations that span over fifty countries and more than 220,000 staff worldwide. Dropped out of school at the age of 15 and started out by selling watch bands.
The first year, I didn’t have much capital so I did everything myself. I had to keep my overhead low by learning everything about running a business, from accounting to fixing the gears of my equipment. I really started from scratch.” – Li Ka Shing
5.            Richard Branson: Best known for his adventurous spirit and outrageous business tactics. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 to start his first successful business venture; Student Magazine, bought his own 79-acre Caribbean island when he was just 24 and he was knighted in 1999. He is the billionaire founder of the Virgin brand and its 360 companies. His companies include the famous Virgin Atlantic Airways.
 I wanted to be an editor or journalist. I was not really interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson
6.            Lawrence J. EllisonLarry Ellison dropped out of college twice and was told by his adoptive father that he would never amount to anything but he went on to become a billionaire by building Oracle, the world’s second largest software company.
 I have had all the disadvantages required for success.” – Larry Ellison
7.            Michael Dell: He dropped out of college at the age of 19 to start PC’s Limited; later renamed Dell Computers IncDell became the most profitable PC manufacturer in the world making Michael Dell a billionaire.
    I had to give it a full go and see what happened.” – Michael Dell
8.            Steve JobsBillionaire co-founder of Apple Inc and Pixar; dropped out of Reed College to start Apple.
9.            Henry Ford: This automobile billionaire was born in abject poverty. He never saw the four walls of school but he went on to build Ford Motor Companyand become one of the richest men that ever lived.
 Thinking is the hardest work to do, that’s why so few people are engaged in it.” – Henry Ford
10.          Walt Disney: Walt, regarded as the most influential animator because of his creativity with cartoons. He dropped out of high school at 16 and founded Walt Disney; a company which now has an annual revenue of about $30billion.
If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

11.          Ray KrocBillionaire Ray Kroc never saw the four walls of school and spent most of his life working as a salesman. He bought McDonald’s in 1961 for $2.7m and grew it into a multi billion dollar company.

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Ray Kroc
12.          Debbi FieldsA 20 year old housewife with no education and business experience started Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chippery and became the most successful cookie company owner. She later renamed, franchised, and then sold Mrs. Field’s Cookies.
You don’t have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.” – Debbi Fields
13.          Cosmos MadukaNigerian Elementary school drop out andbillionaire founder of the Coscharis Group.
14.          Ingvar KampradBillionaire founder of IKEA. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to start IKEA; now the top home furniture retailer in the world, with over 90,000 employees working in its 200-plus stores, and annual revenues in excess of $10 billion.
 I’m not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don’t have time for dying.” – Ingvar Kamprad
15.          Carl LindnerBillionaire investor and founder of United Dairy Farmers. He dropped out of high school at the age of 14 to deliver milk for his family diary.
16.          Simon Cowell: Famous for his involvement in American Idols, hedropped out of school at age 16 and started his own record label “Fanfare” at the age of 23.
Good is not enough; you’ve got to be great.” – Simon Cowell
17.          Mary Kay Ash: Founder of Mary Kay Inc and best known as the most outstanding business woman in the 20th century. Mary never saw the four walls of school.
When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash
18.          Coco ChanelFashion magnate and founder of the Coco Chanel brand, she never saw the four walls of school.
19.          Wayne HuizengaWayne is the only person in history to build three Fortune 1000 companies practically from scratchWaste Management Inc, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation. He is the only person to have developed six NYSE-listed companies.
He also owns the Miami Dolphins and is previous owner of the Florida Marlins baseball team and the Panthers hockey team, making him the only person ever to own three pro teams in a single market, two of which won national championships. He dropped out of college to join a friend in a garbage collection business.
20.          Barry Diller: This billionaire media magnate dropped out of college to start Fox Broadcasting Company. He is chairman of Expedia, and was once the CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp which includes Home Shopping Network and Ticketmaster.
There’s a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.” – Barry Diller
21.          Andrew CarnegieFounder of Carnegie Steel Company and one of the richest men that ever lived. Born in abject poverty, Andrew never saw the four walls of school.
I shall argue that strong men conversely know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater purpose.” – Andrew Carnegie
22.          Sir Philip GreenBillionaire retail mogul and owner of the Arcadia brand, he dropped out of school at the age of 16. After four business failures, Philip Green made his first million at the age of 33.
If you’ve got a natural talent, I think it’s fantastic. If I wasn’t in retail, being a singer or a tennis player would be a better idea.” – Sir Philip Green
23.          Madame C. J. Walker: She was born into the family of ex-slaves and farmers. Despite being widowed at the age of 20 and faced with extreme hardship, she started a cosmetics business and went on to become the first American self made female millionaire.
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them” – Madam C.J. Walker
24.          Mark Zuckerberg: The youngest billionaire in the world, dropped out of Harvard to promote his social networking platform; Facebook. As at 2010,he was 23 years and worth $4billion.
25.          Ted TurnerBillionaire drop out media mogul and founder of CNN; pledged a billion dollars to the United Nation.
All my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.” – Ted Turner
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.” – Ted Turner
26.          Cornelius VanderbiltDropped out of school at the age of 11, began operating his own boat at the age of 16 and became one of the richest men in history.
 If I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else.” -  Cornelius Vanderbilt
27.          Mayer Amschel Rothschildwas born in a ghetto; started business as a money lender and built the largest private fortune in history. He never saw the four walls of school.
Give me control over a nation’s money supply and I don’t care who make the laws.” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild
28.          Ty WarnerBillionaire real estate investor, hotel owner, sole owner, CEO, and Chairman of Ty, Inc. Ty Warner is a savvy, yet private business manTy, Inc; made $700 million in a single year with the Beanie Babies craze without spending money on advertising. He has since expanded to include Ty Girlz dolls, directly competing with Bratz dolls.
29.          Howard HughesDropped out of California Institute of Technology and Rice University; founded Hughes Aircrafts and Co and went on to become a billionaire.
I intend to be, the richest man in the world.” Howard Hughes
30.          Giorgio ArmaniBillionaire founder of the fashion brand; Giorgio Armani S.P.ADropped out of medical school at the University of Bologna because he couldn’t stand the sight of blood.
Remain true to yourself and your philosophy.” – Giorgio Armani
31.          Asa CandlerFounder of the Billionaire company and world’s most popular brand; Coca Cola. He dropped out of school at the age of 10.
32.          Jenny CraigWith no college degree, this woman started Jenny Craig Inc from scratch and grew it to become one of the largest and most recognized companies in the weight management industry.
If I make a commitment to something, I will stick to it no matter what.” – Jenny Craig
33.          Rachael RayDespite having no formal training in culinary arts, Rachel Ray made a name for herself in the food industry. With numerous shows on the Food Network, a talk show and cookbooks, high-energy Rachael never slowed down. She has also appeared in magazines as well has having her own magazine debut in 2006.
34.          Milton Hershey: With only a fourth grade education, Milton Hershey started his own chocolate company. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate became the first nationally marketed chocolate.
35.          Frank Lloyd Wright: surpassed all odds to become the most influential architect of the twentieth century. Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,100 projects with about half actually being built. He never saw the four walls of high school.
36.          David Geffen: billionaire founder of Geffen Records and co-founder ofDreamWorks.
I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz.” – David Geffen
37.          Billy Joe (Red) McCombs: founder of Clear Channel media, real estate investor.
38.          Craig McCawbillionaire founder of McCaw Cellular.
39.          Dave Thomasbillionaire founder of Wendy’s.
There’s no one to stop you but yourself.” – Dave Thomas
40.          ay Van Andel: billionaire co-founder of Amway.
41.          Micky Jagtiani: billionaire retailer, Landmark International
42.          John Paul DeJoria: billionaire co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits tequilla.
43.          David Green: billionaire founder of Hobby Lobby.
44.          Frederick “Freddy” Laker: billionaire airline entrepreneur.
45.          Kirk Kerkorian: billionaire investor, owner of Mandalay Bay and Mirage Resorts, and MGM movie studio.
46.          Leandro Rizzuto: billionaire founder of Conair
47.          Leslie Wexner, billionaire founder of Limited Brands.
48.          Marc Rich: billionaire commodities investor and founder of Marc Rich & Co.
49.          S. Daniel Abraham: billionaire founder of Slim-Fast.
50.          Theodore Waitt: billionaire founder of Gateway Computers.
51.          Y.C. Wang: billionaire founder of Formosa Plastics.
52.          Paul Allen: billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corporation; dropped out of Washington State University.
53.          Ralph Lauren: Billionaire fashion mogul. Studied business at Baruch College for two years and dropped out.
54.          Dean Kamen: Billionaire Kamen holds more than 80 US patentsfamous for the Segwey PT, Auto syringe and IBOT robotic wheelchair; dropped out of Worcester Polytechnic.
55.          Dhirubhai Ambani: Famous founder of Reliance Group and father to two billionaires; Anil and Mukesh Ambani. Started Reliance Industries from scratch and never saw the four walls of school.