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What Do I Need To Know About Buying Second-Hand Equipment?




What Do I Need To Know About Buying Second-Hand Equipment?

You should know that any second-hand equipment bought for use at work might not be safe. Beware of the intended use of the equipment and get the operator’s handbook, especially for complex machines such as potato harvesters, telescopic handlers, and tractors.

Here is a checklist of what to look for when buying industrial parts. With this checklist, you should be able to identify any of the common defects on agricultural machines.

•           Are there any defective or missing guards for the dangerous parts such as chopping mechanisms, cutters, pulleys, belts, rotating shafts or sprockets?

•           Are there defective or missing stand-off guards for tines, pick-ups or blades?

•           Are the guard fastenings unsuitable or poorly maintained especially those covering power transmission parts such as PTO shafts?

•           Are the safety devices such as emergency stops damaged or working poorly?

•           Are the controls and their functions poorly labelled?

•           Is there lack of proper access to the operator’s position?

•           Are the instructions, decals and warning signs hard to read or poorly translated in foreign languages?

Some of the health and safety concerns on agricultural machinery include the following.

•           Tractors with damaged/missing cabs or those lacking rollover protective structures

•           Potato harvesters with poorly guarded haulm and cleaning rollers

•           Power harrows with damaged, inadequate or missing stand-off guards

•           Sprayers lacking chemical induction systems, protective clothing lockers or emergency clean water containers


5 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed




5 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed

With so many talented and famous musicians around, it is not easy to make the name of oneself in the music industry. Writing lyrics, composing music, and giving a final touch to the song sounds like an easy task, but the real challenge comes when you need to promote it. The musicians begin each song is with the several questions in their mind, will I be able to make my music heard? Can my song track be the next hit in the music industry? Making music is an emotional and personal activity; therefore, sharing with others and promoting it seems like a foreign and forced concept. Unless you plan to keep it secret, it’s okay not to market it, but if you want to stand out in the music industry, then you have to sell it at any cost.

As much of a daunting task promotion appears to be internet has made it pretty easier. This, however, goes without saying your primary focus must be on creating terrific music. Even if your marketing is quintessential, if your music is not up to the mark, you will not be able to stick out. Marketing your music is essential, especially if you wish to get your name out there or you like getting recognized and famous. If you are one of those who loves attention and waiting for the time when your audience comes to you for a selfie, then it’s crucial to promote your work first. Doing nothing will not get you anywhere, and your music will stay with you only. So it’s time you take matters in your hand and follow these effective strategies of music promotion to get your music heard. Let’s make you famous!

1.Social Media Presence

As a music artist, all you want is the utmost spotlight on our work, and social media is the best source of promoting your work for free of cost. Your social media’s smart presence is undoubtedly the best way to nurture your audience and fill your gigs.  Make the best use of the pinned posts on your twitter account.

Your header is the first thing that your visitors notice when they stalk your profile, so why not take advantage of this free space? Put up a genteel and striking post to keep your visitors entertained and hooked on your profile. Apart from your gorgeous face, your Instagram stories and posts must cabaret your music talent as well. To enhance your post engagements, make sure you are making the right use of all the hashtags as they are the best source of attracting the audience. Take the full advantage of the sound cloud and other musical applications as well; put up your music videos and audios on your social media to attract the most audience.

2.Take advantage of radio

As basic and hoary the medium of communication radio is, consulting hip hop radio promotion companies like Caliboy Music is still one the best source of promoting your music. It is all about audio calls and music, and people always look for the radio jockey recommendations when they are in search of new music. Radio will help you reach a new wave of fans and maybe some fans can lead you to the sponsor of your next track as well.

Pro tip: prior to sending your song for promotion, be sure you have attained the copyright of your song and get your music registered with the right performance organization. It will help you get paid gigs, what more do we want than getting paid for something we love to do? It’s like a dream come true.

3.Blog posts

Get your music featured in the top music blog posts. The blog post reviews of your music can get you a timely and massive range of the audience. Reach out to the famous bloggers for the music review by writing them a precise yet comprehensive email. Once you have gotten it reviewed, make sure you appreciate their help and thank them for their support, as you may need their service in the future as well.

On the other hand, you can start a blog post as well. Narrate your music journey and the scuffles that you faced up till now. It will not only help you grow, but you will be able to motivate a struggling artist as well. Or maybe some renowned music artist stumble upon your post and contact you for his next duet? 

4.Do not be a musician only

The key to excelling in this world is to be a multi-tasker; being a musician alone means you have to take third party help for your promotional activities. It is a costly procedure, and you have to rely entirely on someone else for your job, which is quite risky. If you want more exposure, be more than a musician, be a writer for your blog posts, and marketer for your promotion. Being a complete package today is what gets you to the highest stage of your career.

Do not just make music, but inspire others through your music journey. Talk more about social issues and how you, as a musician, can contribute to society’s betterment. As a musician, you have a huge social responsibility. So it is advisable to take advantage of your public presence and contribute to the CSR activities.

5.Share behind the screen stories

The best way to create a hype among your fans and get instant fame is to share your backstage pictures and videos. As creepy as it sounds, fans are more interested in their favorite celebrities’ personal life than their art. So make sure you share your own but not to private or controversial stories on your social media. The musicians must realize their fans will not think for a second before canceling them if they mess up so they should a little cautious.


Access to the audience has become much easier today. However, the competition out there is pretty fierce, so make sure you develop eye-catching strategies to move up in the world.

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PHOENIX – (November 2, 2020) – Ja-nice Johnson, Founder and CEO of Axis™ Hemp in A Cap, has launched the now leading Hemp Infused Beverage brand nationwide. The innovative patent stemmed from necessity as the CEO was in search of various Cannabinoid treatments to administer to her mother battling Stage 4 Cancer. After tedious efforts of mixing products to aid to her mother’s treatments, Ja-nice then acquired the license to the unique Vessl™ technology to incorporate into beverages and is now leading the market with her innovation.

Vessl™- the company who provides its unique patent, recently announced their partnership with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, Miguel who also serves as a Corporate Ambassador and Advisor for the brand. The patented bottle closure provides instant and pressurized mixing of the beverage with alkaline water immediately prior to use. With this technology the premium quality 6oz Hemp beverage holds and protects 25mg of hemp extract and flavor to provide the best all-natural ready-to-drink Hemp cocktail. No sugars, no calories, packed with electrolytes, B & C Vitamins and Zinc to rehydrate and boost your immune system.

Axis™ has now developed a product line of four (4) Hemp infused beverages:  Triple Berry Daiquiri, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop Daiquiri and Mighty Mango Daiquiri. 

Supporting medical studies continue to show the numerous benefits of a cannabinoid alleviating neuropathic pain, inflammation, anxiety and more. Furthermore, athletes have taken to this wave utilizing it post workout to alleviate sore muscles. No matter your preference of use, Johnson wants consumers to know, “Every sip is a tribute to those surviving, fighting, or anyone loss to this illness.”

A company committed to diversity with a model of inclusion, Axis is minority owned and operated in addition to being LGBTQ+ inclusive. Recent studies have shown that black women-owned businesses represented the highest rate of growth of any group over the last five years, deemed necessity entrepreneurs starting businesses out of necessity and innovation. Axis™ has been diligent in becoming a leading company, working to create and ease the burden for those battling cancer, post workout recovery, and health enthusiast who understand the health benefits of Cannabinoid use and with that Johnson is a reminder that these Black Female Entrepreneurs are changing the game.

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Why Your Business Needs Social Distancing Signage




Social Distancing

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a global challenge that the whole world is fighting together. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear. Most of the businesses have closed down their operations; few businesses which have chosen to stay open are also struggling to operate.

The Government has laid down safety guidelines for businesses that wish to remain open and continue their operations. Customers and employees need to be informed and constantly reminded of the safety measures and guidelines that need to be followed.

In the times of zero face to face contact and social distancing, the biggest struggle faced by most of the businesses is that they are unable to effectively communicate with their customers.

If your business is also struggling to operate in these pandemic times due to ineffective communication, you need to invest in social distancing signage to get your communication flowing.

What is the purpose of social and physical distancing as defined by the World Health Organization? How can physical distancing help during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Today the goal of each country across the globe is to control the spread of Coronavirus. Physical distancing helps in limiting the spread of COVID-19, it is important to keep a distance of 6 feet and avoid being in crowded places. World Health Organization has been issuing guidelines and measures which need to be taken to limit the spread of the virus.

Maintaining social and physical distancing helps in slowing down the spread of the virus, it helps in stopping the chains of transmission of COVID-19 and averting the emergence of new ones.

The measures defined by WHO help in securing a physical distance of at least 6 feet between people, reducing contact with contaminated surfaces. The measures encourage avoiding direct contact and sustaining virtual social connections within families and communities.

Why your Business needs social distancing signage?

Using safety signs in the workplace is a great way to establish for business-customer communication during these times of the pandemic when the customers would want to know about your services, products, delivery options, safety measures are taken, etc.

Safety signage or coronavirus stickers can be customized and printed to communicate crucial information with the customers. The safety signage or coronavirus stickers can be used for updating customers about the changed business hours, compliance policies, revised safety measures, creating awareness, and informing about the COVID-19 guidelines.

These safety signages are very useful in informing and educating the visitors about the disease and how to help stop its spread. Listed below are a few reasons why your business needs social distancing signage.

  • For highlighting the working hours, shipping/delivery guidelines, pickup details, etc.
  • For reinforcing the COVID-19 prevention tips with the employees, customers, and business associates. This helps in minimizing the risk exposure.
  • For informing the customers and people in the community that your business/company is following all the current city or state mandates.

 Which are the different social distancing signage options?

Each business has a different way of operating hence each business will need different types of social distancing signage which can meet their unique requirements.  The main aim of using these signs or stickers is to remind customers and employees to practice social distancing.

Social distancing signage should be placed in highly visible areas of your business. You can place them at the entrance or front door, so everyone entering can see them. Safety signage or safety stickers can be placed at common locations like the checkout counter or near the washroom. Place the signs at several places in the office or store so that they keep reminding everyone about the precautions they need to take.

Few of the commonly used social distancing signage options are:

  1. Window stickers:

Businesses who are planning to reopen post lockdown or who have continued their operations even during the lockdown can use customized social distancing window stickers to inform the onlookers. Window stickers are informative and can be used for informing the passersby or customers about the health and safety regulations set by the government.

Social distancing window stickers can be used for announcing to the public that the office or store is now open and safety regulations like Face masks are compulsory or Use hand sanitizer at the entrance or Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other customers and staff can be printed on them.

  1. Barrier stands and banners

Barrier stands or banners can be very useful during the pandemic, especially in the retail business or hospitality sector. The barriers help manage the crowds and restrict the number of customers in the store.

The barrier stands or banners can be used for managing the queues and the safety regulations or guidelines printed on them will help remind the customers about the social distancing rules required to be followed while in the store.

  1. Pull-up stands

Pull up stands can be used in working environments like offices, banks, schools etc. Pull up stands can be easily placed at prominent places in the store or office, places where people cannot avoid reading them, reminding them constantly about the social distancing norms.

Pull- up stands can be used for informing the staff or customers to maintain 6 feet distance or you to depict the steps for washing hands correctly etc.

  1. Wall Stickers

Wall stickers are very easy to apply and remove; they can be easily cleaned and repositioned.  Social distancing wall stickers can be pasted on several places in the store or office, informing the customers or staff about the safety regulations which need to be followed during the pandemic.

Wall stickers can be easily applied on any smooth surfaces like walls, counters, plastic, or glass. They can be easily customized as per your requirements and the space available.

  1. Floor Decals

Floor decals are stickers that are pasted on the floor. The use of social distancing floor decals in your store or office will remind the staff and customers to practice social distancing, indicating where they should stand.

They are very useful in grocery stores, malls, restaurants, amusement parks, etc. as these places require their customers to line up and come in close proximity.

Social distancing floor decals are available in a variety of styles, some remind customers to practice social distancing, others mark the position where customers should wait or stand.

  1. Table Tents

Social distancing table tents can be very useful in restaurants, fast food joints, or waiting areas of offices and stores. Small table tents can be placed on tables or countertops informing customers that the table or seating area is closed to enforce social distancing.

They can be used in theatres to indicate the seats which are closed and cannot be used. Businesses that have a lobby or waiting room place can place these table tents on chairs to enforce social distancing.

During this pandemic situation, social distancing signage can reassure that the customers are taking all the required safety measures. QuickChilli is a designing, printing and branding company in Surrey, which has been providing various design and branding solutions to the local businesses over the last 20 years. Quickchilli can help you to print creative social distancing signage at affordable prices.

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