Recent research might surprise you concerning what cities are the top locations for launching a business this year. A new report by personal finance website, WalletHub, evaluated the 150 most populated cities in the U.S; the data was derived from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Venture Capital Association.
According to Inc. reporter Zoë Henry, “The study ranked urban centers–excluding the larger metro areas–using three factors: local business environment (length of the average workweek, revenue growth, industry variety), access to resources (financing and the amount of venture capital investment made per capita), and costs (office space affordability, labor costs, corporate taxes, and cost of living).”
Believe it or not, California and New York did not rank well for new businesses. Out of the two states, Los Angeles comes in at No. 48. Buffalo, N.Y.; Rochester, N.Y.; and New York City, N.Y. rank at Nos. 31, 35 and 89, respectively.
Why? According to analysts, the cost of living in New York and California has skyrocketed, making them extremely prohibitive for new companies. In fact, San Francisco is tied with Washington, D.C. and New York City for the most expensive office space in the U.S. In addition, Fremont, Irvine and
Neglected or overlooked IT maintenance tasks can lead to potentially devastating business consequences, and hence the need for proactive network maintenance should be acknowledged. Service calls to IT contractors or IT infrastructure consultants take up to three times longer to diagnose the issue when compared to networks that are under an IT Managed Services contract. This increases the costs of repairs considerably – not to mention that the repairs could have been avoided had there been a contract with a professional IT Services Partner.
Remote management services ensure that most of the maintenance tasks are performed well in time with no impact on the company’s workflow. Relying on the services of an experienced IT Services Partner can help an organisation manage preventive maintenance requirements of critical technology resources. Given below are some benefits of managed services:
A professional and reliable partner can help eliminate data recovery costs and expensive repairs by addressing problems before they pose huge network blockades. Moreover, managed services cost much less when compared to hiring an in-house IT team. Most Service Providers charge a fixed monthly fee for performing regular maintenance, including
PDF is a convenient, easy-to-use document format. Unfortunately, you can’t use it in editing your document. If you want to edit a document you have to convert the PDF document to Word. The cool thing is that there are many ways in which you can do it. Here are some of the best ways:
Due to the need of converting PDF to Word, developers have come up with tools that you can use in converting your document from PDF to Word.
To convert your document you need to find a reputable online converter. There are many review sites that will guide you on choosing the right tool. When you find a reputable site you should attach the document that you want to convert and then hit enter.
There are other sites that will require your email address or to enter a code. These sites don’t use the information for any other purposes other than to verify that you are human. There are other sites that will send you the converted file into your email address.
When converting your files you should be cautious as there are some
LED light technology has been popping everywhere nowadays. What’s great about this technology is the lifespan which lasts up to 20 years for those that have 5 watts or fewer. Compared to conventional light bulbs which are above 50 watts, LED lights only make use of 10% of the energy that fluorescent and incandescent lights consume.
LED stands for light-emitting diodes which are the main source of light. LED has a longer life and higher energy efficiency, which makes it a little costly to produce as compared to the typical fluorescent and incandescent lamps. But what LED manufacturers and producers always highlight is how the LED produces as much lumen as conventional light bulbs but with lower wattage. Lumens are what manufacturers and producers use to measure the output of brightness. This means that LED bulbs can be as bright as or even be brighter than fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs but because it uses less wattage, it requires less energy.
Lower maintenance is required for LED light since it is enclosed in a plastic lens. Conventional bulbs are usually enclosed in glass or tubes made
“3D printers”, the term defines itself. The first 3D printer was introduced in 1980 and at that time it was known as the rapid prototyping apparatus. It was named so, as the process was relatively fast and cost effective for creating prototypes. In 1986 the complete patent for the 3D printers was issued to the stereo-lithography apparatus by Chuck Hulls, who later on founded the 3D systems cooperation.
In simple words, a 3D printer creates a three dimensional object by using 3D models of the object to be formed & by using different types of raw material depending upon the type of object to be prepared.
The most common type of 3D printing technique is called stereo-lithography which uses a vat (container) of photo-polymer resin. During the process of manufacturing the liquid polymer is exposed to light, where the UV laser light draws the cross section of material by hardening it, layer by layer and repeats the same process to forma complete 3D structure or a prototype.
The designing process is called bottom up, i.e. pulling the object out of resin. This creates some space for the
3D printers allow you to see all the angles of your product. While 3D printers are known to give high quality prints, this isn’t always the case. The cool thing is that you can improve the printing quality of your machine if you aren’t satisfied with it. Here is a guide on how to go about it:
Get a high quality machine
In most cases the poor quality of your prints is due to a poor, cheap printing machine. There is nothing that you can do to improve the quality of the prints other than replacing your current machine with a new one. Older machines also give poor quality prints. If you aren’t sure of whether you should replace your machine, ask a professional to help you out.
Center the build plate
The center area of the build plate maintains the set build temperature while the edges of the plate get cold. The center is also wrapped and accurately leveled. Since the edges of the plates get cold with time, prints made at the edges are usually warped. To avoid this you should place the printing parts at
If you have a computer, tablet or any other valuable electric device in your home you need to have a surge protector. This is a device that protects your electronics from voltage spikes. Traditionally, voltage ranges between 110-120 volts. When there are problems, the voltage increases up to 170 volts putting your devices at the risk of getting damaged.
Voltage spikes are brought about by many factors including: tripped circuit breakers, lightening strikes, downed power lines, malfunctions at the power company, and on/off cycles of large appliances and tools.
How the surge protector works
The protectors have a simple working formula-they short-circuit power surges and redirect them to the electrical ground. The devices have the capability of working up to 200 volts. Extremely high spikes brought about by lightening can damage the protectors; therefore, you should protect them from damage by unplugging them when lightening is too strong.
Factors to consider when buying surge protectors
For you to buy the right protector you need to consider these factors:
Type of protector: There are four types of protectors in the market that you can go for: battery backup, wall mount, whole