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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem


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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.

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3 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Security Company For Your Small Business

As a small business owner, security is obviously important to consider. In addition to the decisions you need to make about using security guards, you will also need to know specific information about the usability and feasibility of common safety features. By knowing the right questions to ask, you can be sure that your business is as safe as possible.

#1-How And Where Will The Alarm System Be Connected?

It is first important to remember that security systems typically use the phone and/or internet lines to record and transmit information. Therefore, if either are easily accessible or visible, there is a high possibility that criminals would deactivate or cut them prior to a break-in. That means that it is a good idea to protect the phone and internet lines or to make them very difficult to access.

#2-How Can You Provide The Necessary Protection To The Internet and Phone Lines?

Fortunately, you can protect your phone line by using a metal strong box to contain the network interface, which is where the telephone lines for your business connect and transmit information to the phone company. You may be able to protect your ability to access the internet at the same time, or you may find that it is necessary to locate where your cable and internet cords connect outside and protect them in a similar manner. It is also possible to provide additional protection by making sure that cords are buried underground whenever possible, so they are not easily accessible.

#3-How Will You Be Informed Of A Security Breach?

The current information about break-ins is terrifying, given that the FBI has been quoted as saying that every 15 seconds a burglary occurs. Therefore, a quick response time by law enforcement and immediate information being made available to you is crucial. As a result, it will be helpful to determine if you will be informed of a problem through email, phone calls or even through the use of your smart phone.

Some companies can allow you to use your smart phone (or computer) to log into the security camera at your business in order to quickly access information during an emergency. If possible, it is a good idea to be informed of a problem in as many ways as possible, since you never know when or how a burglary may occur.

In conclusion, it is crucial to be sure of the security system in place at your small business. In order to do so, it is a good idea to ask your security company the above questions.