Prevent Or Repair Thrust Bearing Failure With Ease

download (14)History of Issues

While it’s true that thrust bearings operate on only a thin film of oil, they still have trouble supporting as much of a load as radial bearings. Radial bearings can carry loads up to thousands of pounds per square inch, and thrust bearings only handle a few hundred.

Due to the curved surfaces of where the bearing and journal meet, radial types develop a higher load capacity. Thrust bearings are made up of two flat surfaces that come together and no space in order to support oil film formation. The conventional type of thrust bearings are constructed via the incorporation of flanges at the end of a radial journal bearing. They’ve been successful for a long time.

Most shaft surfaces as well as surfaces of thrust bearings and other varieties are flat making it tough to keep a thin film of oil in place. When a thrust load is applied to the crankshaft and oil is squeezed out excessively a bearing failure can occur due to collapsing. This is why a contoured face is important in many applications as it allows thrust washers

CD Packaging – Finding a Reputable Supplier

download (13)March 2016 – The CD Printing and Packaging Project

Jane works as part of the design team for a well-known interior designing company who specialise in layouts and décor for large public buildings. As well as the design work, she also takes responsibility for marketing the company at exhibitions, conferences and business to business events. She has found that, more and more often, potential clients are asking for information about the company’s previous work and experience on a CD, also she has noticed that many of their competitors are handing out CDs at exhibitions and similar events as well as distributing printed information. As the business has grown, the exhibitions they attend and the stands they occupy are also growing and in order to sustain that growth Jane needs to reach more potential clients. During a meeting with her team, it is decided that they will produce a document that will work within a web browser that can be put onto a CD. The CD, when inserted into a laptop or desktop PC disc drive, will automatically launch the document which showcases the company’s

Asking for Help Is a Great Way to Get Information

download (12)Everyone loves to be helpful. Because of this, you have a great opportunity to learn more about your prospects and clients if you learn how to ask the right questions at the right times.

Here are some examples of how asking for help, at the right time, can give you a treasure trove of useful information you can use to position your product or service to the right person.

When prospecting, if you don’t know the person or department you need to speak with, there is no better opening then:

“Hi, I need a little bit of help please… ”

Now the crucial thing here is not to then ask a question. Instead, what’s important is that you actually wait for the other person to offer to help you first. As soon as they say, “What do you need?” or “I can help you,” that’s when you reply with something like:

“Thanks. I’m looking for the person who handles your lead generation, who would that be please?”

If they don’t know the name, then be prepared with:

“Perhaps you could point me to the right department then?”

Asking for help in

Authenticity: Just Another Item for Your To-Do List?

download (10)There’s so much talk about authenticity. It’s becoming one of those overused words that people roll their eyes at.

It’s easy to talk about authenticity. But actually being authentic? Not so much.

All this pressure to be authentic can start to feel like yet another dang thing that you have to do in order to be successful in your business. One more add-on to an already burgeoning to-do list.

The thing is, authenticity isn’t really about adding anything on.

It’s about letting the artifice, the mask, the act fall away.

When you’re authentic in your business, in your marketing, you allow the essence of you to shine through. You allow those endearing quirks, heretofore (using the perfect big word is one of my quirks!) only seen in the company of trusted loved ones, to come out.

Aren’t your clients and customers loved ones? They can take it.

Not only can they take it – they want to see it! They want to see the real you.

Your work in the world is an act of love.

It’s the way you manifest your love in the time you spend at work, which is

Secrets of Bonding 125: When to Call It Quits

images (4)Construction contracts can be terminated by either party under certain circumstances. Let’s take a look at it from the Contractor’s point of view.

Federal contracts make it easy for the government to end a project. The “termination for convenience” clause spells out how the project can be ended (with no fault on the part of the contractor) and provides a method of payment for the work in place. Other public and private contracts may also contain this clause.

Sometimes it is the contractor who is motivated to end the project early. In these situations, it is important to know how and when to proceed.

The Disputes Clause

“The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any request for relief, claim, appeal, or action arising under the contract, and comply with any decision of the Contracting Officer.”

Found in federal contracts, this clause means you must continue to work when facing a dispute. This assures that the contractor doesn’t hold the project hostage while the dispute is under review.

Other public and private contracts may include language regarding unresolvable disagreements, so it is

How Did Trump Make Himself Judgment Proof?

download (9)Unfortunately, litigation has become a way of life in this country. There are over 16 million lawsuits filed each year. More than 70% of the world’s attorneys live in the United States. Contingent fee arrangements encourage lawsuits. Many times the defendant still has to pay his legal bills, even if he wins.

I am sure that Trump found the best safeguard against lawsuits is not to have any attachable assets. He has accomplished this by transferring them into judgment proof entities.

I believe he created an estate plan whereby the vast majority of his assets were transferred into a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) to eliminate or reduce his exposure from future lawsuits.

How did this non-fraudulent transfer protect those assets? The key is the vote. Creditors may get a charging order on a limited partnership interest, but they cannot direct its affairs. Only the General Partners can.

Transfers that are fraudulent can be put aside and creditors can proceed against the debtor’s property. Fraudulent conveyance is judged on a case-by-case. Below are some of the criteria used to make this determination.

1. Consideration paid.

2. Solvency of debtor before

The 4 Benefits of Hiring Professional Construction Waste Removalists

download (11)Being a building contractor comes along with several responsibilities where you have been assigned to construct buildings by your client. It involves arranging for labourers, purchasing raw material, estimating the time frame for the completion and finally clearing out the construction area from all the unwanted commodities strewn around. The waste often include waste extracted from building material, soil, broken glass, concrete blocks, broken bricks, stone chips, etc. Quite often, contractors make use of the labourers to help in clearance of the construction waste but those results in improper waste disposal.

Construction waste is often hazardous and when not disposed well, it is known to cause severe damage to the environment. There are designated professionals in most cities that specialise in construction waste disposal and perform the tasks with expertise. They are equipped with necessary equipment and machinery to ensure that the construction waste is taken care of and disposed in the most effective way. Here are a few benefits of hiring them which would make you understand the difference between their service and of those provided by the labourers.

• Convenient – You do

Strategies For Enhancing Company Profits For Greater Financial Health

download (8)Small and growing businesses are often tasked with the challenge of making do with inconsistent profits. While their overhead costs remain fairly static, they may not have enough regular money coming into pay their bills on time. With the right strategies, however, these entities can bolster and build their bank accounts for greater financial health overall. Following are several tips that owners of small-sized companies can put to use right now.

Stop paying your bills long before they are due. Although you might feel hard pressed to resolve these debts, keeping your money in your own bank account until bills are actually due is a much better way to manage your funds. This way, your cash can continue earning interest and actively working for you for as long as possible.

Make sure that your investments in new equipment and other resources are actually adding value to your business. New investment decisions should be entirely data driven in order to ensure wholly positive outcomes. When they are, all new tools will increase your productivity and overall capabilities so that you are primed and ready for expansion.

How To Gain More Attention From Your Local Market

download (7)The Internet has made it incredibly easy for companies to conduct business with consumers all throughout the world. This is just as true for small, micro and developing businesses as it is for major corporations with massive amounts of capital to invest in their operations and growth. Sadly, however, this has led many local businesses to overlook the benefits of cornering their nearby markets and building robust customer basis in their own geographic territories. Following are several, simple strategies for gaining new interest from a local market.

Take a niche specific focus that sets you apart from your competitors. This is especially important to do if there are a number of similar services or products being sold in your area. If you feel like the local market is already saturated, simply change up your approach and provide something that other companies cannot. Being flexible is key to making your small business grow and it can help your company stay afloat even during times of fierce competition and inconsistent profits within your primary industry.

Make sure that there is ample parking at or near your establishment

How To Get More Value From Your Company Tools

images (3)All companies should make a diligent effort to properly care for the resources that they’ve invested in. The more tools that a business has, the more capable it will be of meeting the needs of its customers. In fact, the first step in planning a successful expansion effort is simply acquiring the necessary equipment for meeting greater demands. For these and other reasons, you should be doing all you possible can to get optimal value from these investments.

Make sure that you are investing in products that you actually need for your operations. While certain additions may come in handy from time to time, it could be more cost-effective to rent these if you don’t require them for consistent use. This is especially true if you happen to have a fairly limited budget for new resources and a wealth of equipment needs.

Take a complete inventory of these assets in order to identify areas of redundancy and determine which products your business is in greatest need of. You may discover that you have purchased multiple unit of the same tool even though each new addition

For Business Houses: What Are the Advantages of Being Certified?

images (2)The moment you start with your business, you build a dream that you have been seeing since a long time. An entrepreneur is not made overnight; there are thousands of efforts that you put to start your own firm and then fuel it with hard work to watch it blossom.

But how do you make the best of your company? How do you know if your company is good enough? Even if you know that your company is good, how do you prove it?

It’s easy – with the help of an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certificate, you not only understand about your own strengths, but also make your customers realize how good you are.

If you are wondering about the advantages of being certified, here are some of them that would enlighten your mind:

• It acts as a competitive advantage for your company: If you have a lot of competitors in the market, it is time for you to beat the race by getting your company certified. Your firm is certified when it meets all the requirements and when they are met, your business

File Storage System

download (5)Having a copy of vital files is always a good option. In big MNCs, there are lots of documents, records of every individual and so on. Therefore it is imperative to store documents. But there comes a point in time where the papers eat up on your floor and storage space. At such times, a file storage system comes in handy.

Storing your documents at a secured location is helpful for your own business premises, and in addition to this, you get more space in your office/work place. So let’s us get you started as to why having a file storage system is vital asset for your organisation. It reduces risk, makes finding information less time-consuming, and also saves money.

The file storage system not only keeps your office space to an optimum but ensures your staff will work at their maximum. Get done with the headache of constant file retrieval from stacked boxes. Now files won’t get lost or misplaced and won’t deteriorate through handling. Storing your files someplace else, keeps them in a pristine condition. It really is the smart way to

How to Craft an Intriguing Elevator Pitch or Byline

download (4)The typical elevator pitch goes like so:

I help the blah blah blah do the blah blah blah… YAWN!

Does that sound like yours?

Are you excited about sharing your elevator speech, or do you drag your feet in those networking events hoping you’d never have to whip it out?

After spending 6 weeks agonizing over an elevator pitch, how many times have you actually used it?

Is whatever script you landed on so freakin’ boring and formulaic that you’d rather dress like captain underpants than recite your elevator pitch that makes you sound like everybody else?

If you aren’t excited about what you’re saying, how can you expect others to be convinced?

Even if you don’t go to networking events, writing an elevator pitch is still a great exercise in honing in on your marketing communication with a very useful final product…

– The process makes you get crystal clear on you “why, who and how” so you can focus on doing what matters

– The process helps you distill your marketing message to something succinct that can easily be grasped by others

– The process forces you to be intentional

Secrets of Bonding 125: Surety Bonds in the Bizarro World

images (1)There have been 24 movies about Superman, but I loved the original TV series starring George Reeves (the Real Superman). Even before that, there were the Superman comic books published by DC Comics.

The character, “Bizarro #1,” first appeared in 1958 – a mirror image of Superman but from a world where everything was opposite from that of humans. That was over 50 years ago, but strangely, there is a little piece of Bizarro World that still survives today. It is alive in our surety rate system. See if you agree…

Example #1

A contractor has won a $1 million contract. The specification calls for a 50% bond: $500,000. The surety’s maximum exposure is $500,000.

Bizarro Fact: The bond rate is based on the contract amount, the full $1 million!

Example #2

Sureties often issue a Performance and Payment Bond in a single combined instrument that states a single dollar amount (penal sum). However, if required, they will issue two separate instruments, one Performance and the other Payment, each with it’s own penal sum (double the amount in the combined bond form.)

Bizarro Fact: When required to issue this

How Does Certification Help Your Company?

download (6)And you thought all those certified companies were mad to hang their certificates right on their reception desks?

Think again!

If the certification isn’t so important, why do you think all those companies keep improving themselves over and over again? There are uncountable companies in this world; each of them is managed by someone or the other, who tries his best to make it better after every passing day. There are a lot of reasons why companies get certified.

But why does a firm need to be certified? How does your company improve its image if it is certified? You wonder. Read below to know how certification helps a company:

• It acts as an important tool to get more clients for your business: The good thing about having a certified company is that it acts as a tool to attract more clients for your business. Your clients know that the quality of your company and products is good enough to be hired.

• You compete fairly with all of your competitors: When you have a certified business, you compete in a much better way with all your

Mergers And Acquisitions In Cyprus

download (3)The major legislation that regulates mergers and acquisitions in Cyprus is the Companies Law (Cap. 113). In particular, the sections 198-202 contain provisions about mergers, reconstruction and amalgamation of companies, and exchange of shares between two or more companies. Other important legislations are the Control of Concentration Between Enterprises Law (22(I)/ 1999) and the Safeguarding and Protection of Employees Rights in the Event of the Transfer of Undertakings, Businesses or Parts Thereof (104/(I)/2000). The first one promotes fair competition and the second one safeguards employees’ rights in the event of a transfer of undertakings.


First of all, the companies involved in the merger or acquisition must apply to the Court and then schedule a general meeting of the shareholders of both companies. During the meeting, it is determined if it is required to arrange the liabilities between the shareholders and the creditors. It should be pointed out that the company being merged shall be wound up without going into liquidation and its assets must be transferred to the acquiring company.

According to the provisions of section 198, the merger or acquisition proceeds under the condition

What Neuroscience Can And Cannot Do For Your Business

download (2)One ‘camp’ says that neuroscience is the next great thing for business and can be applied to everything from marketing to training; and another camp warns that we should be wary of applying it because much of the science is, in fact, pseudoscience.

Business leaders could be forgiven for feeling a little confused. Who’s right?

Let’s take a look at what neuroscience CAN and CANNOT do for your business.

Limitations of neuroscience

Before we look at where neuroscience may be applied meaningfully to business, it’s important to consider the limitations.

Firstly, while the brain and nervous system has been studied for centuries, it’s only in the past decade or so that imaging techniques (functional MRI or fMRI) have become widely enough available to consistently image the brain. This has, in many cases, replaced observational neuroscience, and the use of surveys for gathering information.

It’s worth remembering that the main impetus behind the growth of neuroscience has been to better treat illnesses and to understand the workings of the brain for clinical purposes – not to help motivate staff, improve business strategy, or to sell more products.

The science should be

Why Would You Need Hospital Valuation?

download (1)If you run or own a hospital, you have to go through a lot of different things in order to make sure that you can actually get things done and taken care of. Because of that, there are a lot of various things that you are going to take care of on the daily. What are you supposed to do then? Is there really anything that you can try to do or to take care of?

Actually, one of the most important things that you will need to deal with is hospital valuation. What is hospital valuation and why is it something that needs to be taken care of on a regular basis? What do you need to do in order to make sure that your hospital valuation is up instead of down? That’s a good question, let’s take a look.

What is hospital valuation?

One of the biggest questions that people ask is what this is in the first place? What does it even mean? In short, you’re talking about everything that comes along with the value of the hospital. How much is it worth?

Secrets of Bonding: “The Call”

imagesA couple of times every week we talk to a new contractor who wants to get their bond account set up for the first time. Here’s how it always goes:

  • Contractor: We want to go after bonded projects but we’ve never had bonds before. What’s involved?
  • Bond Expert: OK Hi! Who am I speaking to?
  • Contractor: Uh, I’m Humphrey.
  • Bond Expert: All right Humphrey, can we start by asking you a few questions? What is the size and nature of the work you intend to pursue?

Scenario #1 (Pursuing contracts up to $350,000)

  • Contractor: We have performed residential and light commercial work. We want to go after general construction contracts up to about $250,000.
  • Bond Expert: Great! Tell me the ownership and structure of your company.
  • Contractor: The company is an LLC owned by me and my partner Bogart.
  • Bond Expert: Are you both married?
  • Contractor: Yes, but not to each other.
  • Bond Expert: We have a very easy program that may be a perfect starting point for you. To be eligible, the owners and spouses must have good personal credit reports. Are the reports favorable?
  • Contractor: Yes.
  • Bond Expert: There are some other criteria. For

Benefits Of Company Formation In RAK

downloadEver since its independence in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has been driven almost single-mindedly towards a path of accelerated growth and development. Since its inception, the economy has grown over 230 times. But where the UAE truly stands out among its partners in the GCC is through policies of wide-ranging diversification that have been injected into the economy over these decades.

Diversification – the Beginning

What was once an economy dependent entirely on oil; it is now rising boldly to whole-heartedly embrace globalization and entrepreneurship. UAE has opened its doors for businesses from all over the world looking to operate inside and outside the country. RAK or Ras al-Khaimah, with its easy registration and licensing procedures and facilities, has emerged as one of the best locations to set up offices in the UAE.

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, one of the most flourishing free trade zones in the UAE, has been elected the Best Emerging Free Zone three years in a row. Just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, RAK FTZ offers state-of-the-art facilities like expansive warehouses, office spaces, accommodation