High rise buildings do not just sprung up – they are built. Constructing a tall building takes a lot of management and planning to become completed and safe from workplace casualties. Managing workplace safety is not an easy thing to do as most of the city administrators are strict with the OSHA Policy that are required for construction companies to abide by. Aside from the working and building permits, construction companies top priority is the safety of their workers.If you happen to pass by an ongoing construction site, you will find a billboard posting the details of the project, their progress, and the safety index or number of accidents that have occurred so far. These are just some of the strict compliance most city administrators require all construction companies to post.The construction company usually hires a Safety Engineer (SE) in the implementation of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration) for a project. The SE has undergone special training and additional courses in First Aid and Emergency to qualify in the position. He is responsible for coordinating requires trainings, drills, equipment and tools for safety during the work period. He files up a report every day to facilitate his records of safety- the main concern usually about the possibility of falls.He draws out different procedures and policies that are useful in the safety of the construction project. He designs Fall Protection Systems and designates levels of responsibilities to key persons. This is to help him manage the many workers in the field by groups or divisions and having one representative each to check on the level of safety every day for him as he goes around. He tries to resolve issues of safety by reporting them to the management.He recommends methods for Fall Arrest Systems like lifelines or nets surrounding the edges of the levels. Construction Fall Protection devices like quality hard hats, including harness for workers or additional railings. He could even conjure plans for the installation of Fall Protection Netting around the perimeter of the building that are called Fall Protection Safety Nets. These are nets designed to catch falls of workers or debris to prevent harm from reaching the sidewalk or the ground below. He can also train some of his key persons in dealing with accidents and unseen catastrophes.The Safety Engineers carries a very heavy responsibility. His license or job depends on the safety level of the construction site. It is not surprising to hear that some Safety Engineer was fired after one worker died on sight. He has to deal with different people every time.In Aircraft Fall Protection, they use entirely different things but they share a common concern – the safety of others. Different tools and devices can make this job harder as it is more specific because of the specifications of an aircraft.Construction Industry should keep up their good record or else have to wait a little bit longer in getting their next certificate or permits. With the help of the current technology it is easier for us to manage workplace safety in the construction industry.
Every internet marketer wants to make as money as possible. But how much money do you really need? What are the financial goals you want to achieve with your online business? These are the fundamental questions you have to answer when you start an online business.Like many others you probably stumbled into the demanding task of managing an online business by accident. You bought some ebooks, signed up for multiple affiliate programs, set up your own website, subscribed to several membership sites and at the end of the day you realized that this all costs a lot of money.You are in desperate need of more income from your business. Common sense tells you that you need to advertise for your business. So you go out there and buy any kind of advertising. This leaves you with even more expenses and like many others not much to show for.Now you are at the turning point. You have substantial expenses, but not enough earnings to support these expenses. The foolish continue what they are doing and hope for the best. There’s a better way to get your business finances under control. The following 7 steps should give you an idea how to straighten out your business finances and how you can prevent a financial Waterloo for your business.1. Create a business plan.This sounds like a broken record, but without a clear business plan you are setting yourself up for disaster. A business plan can be as simple as a few pages describing what you want to do, how you want to do it, how much profit you plan to make, how much money you have to begin with and how long you can survive before you run out of money or you break even with income and expenses.The idea of a business plan is not to predict the future, but to create a roadmap for yourself, in case you get lost on your journey and need directions to save your business.2. Separate your financesIt doesn’t matter if you operate your online business as a real incorporated business or if you just want to test the waters. Mixing your business finances with your personal finances is a bad idea period. Create a separate checking account. Use it to deposit the checks you will receive and as the linked account for your business PayPal account. Yes, a separate PayPal account is necessary to track your business finances and to provide a more polished, professional image for your business.If you don’t have a separate credit card for your business, use one of your personal credit cards and use it for your business expenses only. This way you can easily track your expenses. Knowing the exact financial situation of your business is vital for your survival. If you’re losing money you need to know right away to make necessary adjustments and if you’re making money you don’t want to wait until tax time to get a rude awakening.3. ReinvestA rule of thumb is to reinvest 75% of your earnings back into advertising for your business. In the beginning it can be as high as 100%, because you need to get the word out. Without customers you are not making any money. You do know that an online business is by definition a sales business? You are selling either a product or a service. If you don’t, you don’t have an online business.Of course a startup online business has no income to be reinvested. However the same rules apply to the startup capital that every new business needs to get started. A new computer and a fancy new car won’t get you any new customers, but good advertising will.4. Keep trackYou need to know where you spend your money at all times. In order to do this, a simple spreadsheet will get you started. Later you need a little bit more help from a professional finance program. Either way this will keep you on track with your spending and you will know how well you’re doing at all times.Keep track of your advertising. You need to know if your advertising is working or not. Like a real store you need to know why a visitor entered your store and if they don’t buy get at least their contact information. Hardly anybody sells to first time visitors. Repeat business from visitors and customers are the bread and butter for any online business.5. OrganizeThis is not only for tax purposes, but you need to organize everything you’re doing with your business. Nothing kills your business faster than not knowing what pays your bills and to whom you owe money. Imagine you forget to renew your domain name registration. A few bucks could cost you a million dollar business. So do yourself a big favor and get organized with your business.6. RepeatReadjust non working advertising immediately. If it is not working, dump it. On the other hand repeat a profitable advertising campaign. Rule of thumb, if it brings in more money than it costs to run, keep doing it. This seems to be a simple rule, but many online business owners simply ignore this rule. Instead they are chasing the white elephant and end up with nothing to show for.If you have a successful advertising campaign, keep it running and build a new campaign next to it. Never drop a profitable campaign, always expand. This is your safety net. In case the new campaign fails. In marketing there’s never a guarantee. Be creative, track and repeat. That’s the only way to get something going.7. ExpandIf your business is not growing your business is dieing. Unfortunately this is reality in today’s business world. This means that you need to adjust your financial goals for your business to allow for expansion. Consult your business plan to determine what went well and what went wrong. Whatever you do, always aim higher.There you have it, 7 steps to set the financial goals of your online business. I know that it takes more than filling out a membership application to run a successful online business, but you can do it if you keep these steps in mind.
Businesses could adopt legal structures namely sole proprietorship, partnership, a company with limited liability and that of a corporation. The difference among the four has something to do with who pays the tax and how much, and who the members of the business are. It is quite different from an online business structure in a sense that online businesses have their services delivered through the internet and its structure is usually more informal. Online businesses mostly fall under sole proprietorship’s and partnerships, and most corporations are simply already corporations to begin with before the businesses were brought online.Every single online business starts with finding a suitable domain name and a powerful marketing strategy. An effective online business structure should then be firm enough to have rules and regulations among company owner/manager, staff and clients established, and at the same time flexible enough to accomplish changes. In an online business, everything works fast, and a company that could immediately attend to the needs of its clients is the one that becomes increasingly popular. Now aside from online companies having their products or services delivered directly to their clients, notice that many of these business structures actually center on marketing efforts by themselves, such as companies that sponsor pay per click advertisements, online surveys and the like. You will notice that retail functions in a share-the-business manner as well, where people learn about a certain business, register to share it and pay a minimal fee, after which they could offer the same business to others and share part the profit which the mother company gets. The whole thing works in some form of a pyramid, enabling people to earn a thousand dollars or more without having to spend so much money or so much time online.Of additional importance to the structure of any online business enterprise is the identification of the key elements that are important in the business and their placement in their organization. Will you have to separate your company into departments and employ other people in the process? Or will you have to do everything yourself? Most of the time, a definitive structure is needed once you consider working with other people. It is then important to construct a business plan where you indicate your goals and the strategies with which you plan to achieve these goals. There are basically three things you have to consider in your structure: management, product/service development and marketing / research.As the management could deal with financial decisions and client-company relationship as well as relationship with the staff, it is equally important that products and services are well-identified and positioned in the industry. Finally, marketing efforts should be in tune with the findings of your research in relation to your target market.What an online business structure does is basically let you know who works on what. You can check out some business models that are close to your own and adopt their methods or strategies. Keep in mind though that just as there are several advantages and disadvantages for each model, there are also different techniques in gaining success for each of them.