Customer Service Is Very Important

When people moan and groan about the big box stores taking over the world, I sometimes will join the conversation because I took a business course in college that discussed how smaller businesses can compete with large big box stores. The professor spoke about how local businesses would be wise to focus on customer services – like repair and maintenance of their products that cannot be offered by the big box stores.

When shopping online, it is also important to find out if the website has a link to customer services resources. For example, the customer service at link goes to a page that includes how to contact the company in addition to answers to Frequently Asked Questions, such as Privacy Rights. When I shop online if the website doesn’t have any easily found information like that, I just keep moving along to another website!

Exit polls

How much faith do you have in exit polls? Have you ever been approached by anyone asking who you voted for when you were finished voting? There have been a few times that I have been approached, and I have always declined the opportunity to say who I voted for. Secret ballot means secret ballot! And to be honest, I know I am surrounded by people in this town that usually support the political party that is not the political party that I usually vote for. I don’t need any animosity between myself and my neighbors over our political differences!

Today I learned about a website that has been started up called ballot snapshot. I decided to check it out, thinking that maybe I would consider using it after the next election if it seemed like an alternative to the traditional exit poll. I wouldn’t mind using that if it would not alienate me from my neighbors! Reading the website, I saw that it was already conducting a poll, in advance of the elections. I thought I would go ahead and participate.

Today’s questions (I assume the questions change from time to time, but I don’t know how often) was to choose between voting for Trump and Biden if they were the two candidates running for President. The other question was about believing a political story that was running on Fox News. I decided, just for fun, to participate in the poll. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it immediately showed the current results of the poll. I was also surprised at what the current results of the poll happened to be! I won’t tell you the results, I don’t want to spoil it for you if you want to do it yourself!

Is your life full of stress like mine?

I am one of those people who can handle stress up to a point. Once I reach that point, look out!! I heard about a motivational keynote through the a website dedicated to handling stress and decided to check it out. I was amazed at the information in it that really helped me a lot.

Everyone has stress like crazy now between the stock market going up and down and layoffs left and right. No one knows who’s next. Take the time to check out different ways to handle stress see if it doesn’t help you out some too. I bet it will. It sure helped me out.

Helpful Tips for Couples Looking to Adopt

For years, you and your partner have talked about expanding your family, and now you’ve finally decided to take the plunge. At this point, you’re both fully prepared to welcome an adopted son or daughter into your lives. Unfortunately, the adoption process can be rather jarring, particularly for first-time adoptive parents. When attempting to navigate the road to a successful option, put the following tips into practice.

Contact an Adoption Support Center

Couples who are fairly new to the adoption game can benefit from contacting an adoption support center. The helpful experts these centers employ will walk you and your partner through the adoption process step-by-step and explain exactly what’s expected of you. Whether you’re looking to learn about options for open adoptions or how to prep your home for a new arrival, a support center can help.

Pay Down Your Debt

When evaluating couples, most adoption agencies conduct detailed credit checks. Being mired in outstanding debt is guaranteed to diminish your chances of being approved. With this in mind, pay off a substantial portion of your debt before attempting to adopt a child.

Adopting a child is a deeply satisfying and consistently rewarding experience. To ensure that your first adoption goes off without a hitch, consult with an adoption support center and make a sizable dent in your debt.