It seems many drummers are as uninformed about drum triggers. Without the proper settings they can go from great value to completely underwhelming. Fortunately when you get them from stores and see negative and positive mixed reviews you start to see why. The more helpful reviews show you exactly why the drum triggers are great, and why people that found problems with them were doing it wrong. Always make sure you check into the good advice given from the most helpful reviews because some of the best products may be even better if you take a few tricks from other users.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Last time we talked about the best states to go for starting a business. This time we talk about the best states to live if yopu are just out of college and ready to work for yourself. Does it matter? For me I don't bvelieve it does that much, but this article claims there are definite advantages to living in their list of states for young entrepreneurs. Holding their torch lighter up to lead you into the perfect state for your burgeoning desire of being your own boss.
As many aspiring entrepreneurs gird for their college graduations, the idea of starting up, as well as starting a new life in perhaps a different city can be daunting.
As an entrepreneur, much goes into the question of where to live and set up shop. Among other things, you'll probably want to locate in a city that has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a healthy stream of talented workers. But also, and perhaps just as important, are the other, softer factors involved. Will you have elbow room? Are the amenities you want available? Can you afford it?
What are the 10 best cities?
Saturday, May 04, 2013
OF course you can start a business eanywhere. If you know your market and you know your demographics you can certainly take advantage of any location. That doesn't mean that you will be in the best state or other business activities, taxes, or laws either. Where would be the place to sell your 5th wheel camper covers, a pawn shop, or a golf stoe?
Here are the 10 Best states to start a business in. The study measured five aspects of policy including exports and international trade, entrepreneurship and innovation, business climate, talent pipeline, and infrastructure. U.S. states were ranked for their performance in each category.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
If you aren't one that has a business in mind of your own creation, but REALLY want to be out from under the employee realm, it might be a good idea to dive into the franchise market. Franchises have a lot of benefits over starting your own business fromt he ground up. Not only have they proven themselves as a viable business plan, but many of them already have a brand that is recognizable so the whole "making a name for yourself" part of running a business is already taken care of. Marketing is one of the most difficult parts of running a business. Sadly, there are a lot of people that can run a business, but don't have the mindset to market well. They end up needing help and having to spend extra money on it when great marketers can turn even a business that isn't all that great into a money maker.
So where do you start with a franchise? If you don't even know which one you would be interested in you might not want to go after one of the bigger ones that will cost you much more to get started. Instead, Entreprenuer.com has compiled a list of good franchises that you can get started in for less than $50,000. Not all in one industry either. There are dozens of different industry franchises that you can barrel into at under $50K and give yourself a chance with a limited start up budget. Much like the cd replication services from http://www.disc2day.com are for you.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Not really a better way to explore your creative side than to try out a few music instruments. I've certainly had my sahre of trying them out. Starting with the infamous recorder in elementary school that we all had and learned nothing on. Then jumped on to a coronet, which lasted less than half a year. Then it was on to an electric keyboard/piano, which I really wish I had stuck with. I'd love to know how to play the piano, and may try again some day. Finally I got into the electric guitar, which was basically the only one I took semi-seriously. Since that was the only one that allowed me to play the kind f music I was into. Now? I simply just play every once in a great while and realize how rusty I am and put it down after a few minutes. :(
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Other than getting yourself a passport wallet to keep all your essential ID and monetary cards in check, what do you need to know as an American Entrepreneur to do business with China?
Yum! Brands, the fast-food purveyor whose brands include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, generates approximately half of its global revenue in China. Lots of other U.S. companies do good business in the world's most populous country, too. Could your small business learn -- and earn -- from their example? more
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Another microphone I was looking at is the Shure SM57 guitar center model that works as both an instrument and vocal mic. This one has more of the "road" needs taken care of as one of the most popular professional mics of all time. Sturdy as you will ever get and can take a serious pounding before it will incur any damage. Not that I will be testing this theory mind you, but it is nice to know that any klutz that drops it isn't going to shatter it since it is made so well. The Shure SM57 boasts wide frequency response (40Hz-15kHz) and a tight cardioid polar pattern that are ideal for close-in speaker miking.
Looking into a Blue Yeti USB microphone for my computer. Was told that this one has everything I need to get the best sound for my amateurish recordings. The Yeti by Blue Microphones has a lot of features that make even the most amateurish recording artist feel like a pro. It features: 4 settings: bidirectional, omnidirectional, cardioid, and stereo. Master volume, mute button, proprietary tri-capsule array, Mic gain control, Zero-latency headphone output with amplifier & volume control, USB mini jack, Standard threaded mic stand mounts, a custom base with cable management, and quite a bit more.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I have watched a lot of documentaries on evolution so the idea of biomimicry has always been f interest to me. One of the shows I watched was about the Natural History Museum I believe in which they had an episode where scientists looked at functions in nature for ways to build new technologies. Eyes of insects, how wings flap on flies, etc. gave them a lot of ideas about new ways to see things. Insects seem to be the most interesting, but the smaller the animal, or the biology it seems the more relevant it is to business. Biological systems, genes, DNA, etc. are all very simple, yet complex systems that give insights into best ways to function. Things like a split lock washer.
If you're interested in seeking inspiration in nature for your next business idea, here are some examples of how nature was used as a business idea.
Friday, January 25, 2013
the collection of Simmons electronic drums at Musicians Friend is beautiful. Not only are some of these the best quality electric drum sets. I just love the way that they look. They are sleek and and look very clean. The black color is always my favorite because they always keep a fresh look over the years rather than trying to get cute with some fancy colors and graphics that just go out of style.