Fire Prevention in Modern Commercial Kitchens

Different types of businesses and venues can often have quite different requirements when it comes to fire prevention and detection. Imagine a warehouse where highly flammable or hazardous goods are being stored. In contrast, picture a server room that needs to be protected against fires and last but not least the typical home.

ansul-systemThe right fire prevention measures and devices that can be used will usually depend on the type of building and its interior.

Among those places that are at a particular high risk for fires would be kitchens, in particular commercial kitchens such as those that you can find in restaurants and hotels everywhere.

The only are those locations always at a risk for fires, when a fire breaks out it will also mean certain challenges to the way how it is extinguished.

As you can imagine, toxic substances for extinguishing a fire can be used in a commercial kitchen. Then there is the problem that hot appliances need to be cooled of as well while a blaze is extinguished.

In those situations, the Ansul kitchen fire suppression system have proven to be among the most effective fire suppression systems available.

Its operation is relatively simple.

The Ansul fire suppression system works by dispersing a non-toxic extinguishing agent towards the source of a fire, such as a broiler or grill. The nozzles of the system are usually  directed at those kitchen appliances.

What makes the Ansul kitchen suppression system stand out isn’t just that it can extinguish fires quickly. It is also cooling off hot appliances plus the extinguishing agent is self dissolving. For commercial operations this is critical since it means minimal work even after a blaze has been extinguished. Often within minutes, normal operations can continue. A fire will have minimal effect on everyday operations. This is especially important for such places as hospitals but of course is also important for businesses where any downtime would mean lost money.


My Tips For A Better And More Efficient Office

open source softwareIf you are the head of a rather young  business you will know about how important watching numerous expenses is. A start-up company simply doesn’t have an infinite cash flow – every single penny saved here and there sure is always welcomed.

The interesting thing here is that saving money in many aspects of business operations can be rather easy. Sometimes however it may require a bit of creativity.

Start-ups in general tend to overspend, mainly based on their enthusiasm and positive attitude.

On the other hand it can be very helpful to look twice at  each and any spending done, whether this or that expense is really necessary to get the business started.

A good example for this would be that pretty much any type of business will likely invest in very expensive computer systems. But only will they spend a good amount of money on hardware but will likely also by software with it that is  also not always exactly cheap.

Rather than spending on the latest and greatest in computers might want to think over whether you  can save the one or the other bill by purchasing  a less powerful system. Rarely will you need the latest and greatest PC to be able to get your office work done. Many cases, even a used personal computer obtained for cheap can be all that you will require. The same is true for your business software. Why spend that amount of money on commercially available software packages when you can get the same functionality which free, open source software? if you consider those two things alone can already save you a lot of the initial costs for otherwise costly computers and software packages out having to make any large compromises in your office work. Of course you can always update your computer systems at a later time when you really think that it would be needed.

Certain commercially available software packages can actually help the business to work faster, more reliable and more cost-effective. A good example for this would be shipment software or helpful export management software that can be a tremendous help for any type of business that  deals with purchasing or shipping of merchandise. It is as simple as that the purchase of those types of software will result in cost savings that will outweigh the initial purchase costs many-fold. If you take those above tips into consideration you will end up saving a good amount of money.

Do You like Horseracing?

horse-racing-3For those of you who are into sports and like horse racing I have a cool tip for you.

Wouldn’t it be much better to go to the track next time and go home with some cash in the pocket, rather than losing it? Well, I bet ya!

My tip here is that you should always go to the races prepared and this means that you should have an idea on what horses to bet on, rather than just bet randomly or choose everyone else’s favourites.

(According to my experience, this almost never works out since when you bet on favourites your winnings will likely be rather meagre – IF you should win, that is).

Now, you don’t have to do a lot of research to get some horseracing tips and you don’t even have to spend money to obtain them. Because you can in fact get free horse racing tips today if you overlook them. Some providers of racing tips provide trials for your service so you can get an idea on how those tips will work out for you. In other words, you won’t have to pay anything for a subscription or similar.

One good source for racing tips that I can recommend to you is the horse racing pro! There you can get good free horse racing tips along with a lot more helpful information about horse racing in the United Kingdom. I found those strategies and tips the best ones out there, at least for the races here in my area in Devon.

Save Money When You Want a New PC

new computer systemHardly ever is there a need that you will have to pay a fortune if you want to get a new personal computer. Even if you were to spend a lot of money on your next system, rest assured it will be rather outdated within six or 12 months.

It is for that reason smart when you buy a used your system, or if you can build your personal computer yourself from second-hand parts.

The new year is a very good time to get good deals on used computers since many people are updating the system’s right now and selling their old systems, especially right after Christmas.

If you get a “last gen” system and not the all-newest, the performance difference will be minimal and you will save a lot of money out of the tent and.

A good start to get looking for used computers would be sites such as gumtree or local computer forums. As a last resort can also check out eBay also prices there are not always as low as you would get from other websites.

Why You Should Look Into Electronic Invoicing

efficient-e-invoiceFor many, electronic invoicing or short e-invoicing is at least as big a revolution in the business world as email had been compared to conventional mail. This is clearly understood once someone looks at the various benefits of e-invoicing versus conventional invoicing practices.

Electronic invoicing in essence helps to eliminate many otherwise necessary steps in the invoicing process.

Where in the past a business had to rely on traditional mail, had to have extra mail room facilities for sorting and receiving or dispatching, all those steps have become obsolete with modern electronic invoicing.

Not being reliant on traditional mail and mailing-costs along with the absence of the requirement for staff dedicated to invoicing obviously means significant cost savings.

But it is not only the significant cost savings that make electronic invoicing attractive for businesses.

Whereas the time from creating an invoice until it was received and processed had been up to several days in the past, the entire invoicing process now happens instantly. The invoice  simply needs to be emailed to a cloud-based service. The service then dispatches the invoice digitally. At the receiving end the digital invoice is immediately processed and confirmed and all this happens in a mere seconds.

E-Invoicing: No requirement for new technology

One of the biggest obstacles in accepting new technologies for many businesses is that they will have to replace existing procedures and/or acquire new technology. Electronic invoicing has the major advantage that this is not required since it is back-comparable with traditional invoicing. As before, a supplier or vendor produces they are invoices in PDF format. The very same document is electronically read by the cloud-based electronic invoice provider. The supplier or vendor does not need to change a thing. This and the fact that there is no financial investment in new technology needed makes the switch to e-invoice very easy. It is really as easy and straightforward and sending emails.

You should consider switching your business to modern and efficient E-invoice because it will provide you numbers benefits.

Sole Traders – The Cornerstone of UK’s Business Growth

SoleTradeThe Guardian reports that it is sole traders who are currently one major motor for UK business growth. The paper published figures that showed that more than 200,000 sole traders started with their business this past year.

The 5.2 million private sector businesses established in 2014 are one third of one million more as compared to previous time period. According to the Business Population Statistics report, the majority of those 30,000 new businesses are sole traders.

The U.K.’s business minister Matthew Hancock in a tweet today, following the publication of those numbers: “Yet more proof that our long-term economic plan is working. More UK business, creating more jobs & more hardworking families are better off.”

A downside of this development is that the vast majority of these businesses are non-employees. The report continues to state that “the UK’s increasing self-employment has been the key driver of business population growth since 2000 and remains so in the increase of 330,000 businesses since the start of 2013.”

For some British economists, the numbers are alarming. Only 3% of those one-man businesses hired staff during the last five years. Now,  economists are voicing their concerns and say that the government failed at encouraging those businesses to hire.