Taking Care of Plastic Welding with Heat Gun

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PVC is a material that has number of useful features. This makes it very valuable and widely used – typically, you will see it as some kind of protective covering. It works as a good covering because it is waterproof and it can protect items or areas from the elements. You will see it used as tarpaulin, a marquee, lorry side curtains and as a cover for boats and caravans (among plenty more applications). It is also cheap to manufacture and can look attractive too, making it a very useful material to use. You will see a lot of PVC coated fabrics now being used as a protective sheet – to create these sheets you will need a special set of tools to join and hem the materials together.

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Small Business Optimism Creates Growth Opportunities

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Economy is headed in the right direction after recovering from the Great Recession. Unemployment is falling slowly, but steadily creating many job opportunities for those who had left work for several years. This has improved consumer confidence, which in turn is helping small businesses who were hit really hard in the recession. Small business owners are feeling quite optimistic about the future of overall economy and hence their own business. They have started to spend money on their service needs and are looking for new financing to grow their business. This virtuous cycle is expected to help US move in the right economic direction for the foreseeable future. Look at the Infographic below to see how this optimism by small businesses is creating growth opportunities for everyone.

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How to Work With and Transform Sheet Metal

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You have probably seen countless items, sculptures and machines made from metal. But did you ever consider how the metal was shaped into these items in the first place? After all, it’s not the most malleable of things. This article reveals more.

When you see a sheet of metal in its basic form, it is hard to imagine how it could ever be transformed into anything else. Of course these sheets are indeed transformed into other things on a daily basis. Ships are made from many sheets of metal all bolted together, not to mention thousands of smaller pieces of metal used for various purposes. Artists make sculptures both small and large from sheets of metal, and the material is also used to make countless other things that are used in all areas of life.

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Top 10 Blog Articles from 2012


As we herald into 2013 I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the stories we produced in 2012 and the response we received from the readers. Here are the top 10 articles, in no particular order that got the most attention, discussion, controversy and response.
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Grow your Business by Treating Customers as Human Beings


What small business owners in his right mind would not treat his customers well if that leads to business growth. Yet there is no shortage of companies, large and small, that fail to take care of this basic fact resulting in disastrous results. Try calling customer center of your telephone company and see how long you have to wait before being able to talk to someone. Or go to a mall and study look at the expressions of customer service reps when talking to customers. How come very few of them bother to smile?
So, why is it important to treat customers properly?
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