2017-08-05

Making Great Choices, MGC Marks First Year Anniversary

Life choices make us who we are and that’s what the Mr. Group of Companies (MGC) is all about – making great choices.

2017-02-16

Preparing Your Home For an Emergency Situation

Your home might be located in a quiet suburb with barely any activity in the neighborhood. However, emergencies can happen at any time. From floods to earthquakes, these disasters can negatively impact a property and family within minutes. Take a look at how you can prepare for an emergency situation. The preparation will help you stay calm and safe as you work through the scenario.

Three Ways To Optimize Business Success In 2017

If you want to obtain optimal levels of business success in 2017, now is the time to make it happen. There are several ways that you can get on the road to attaining optimal levels of success. Some of them include:

1. Focus On Sales Optimization.

While there are many ways that you could begin the process of business optimization, focusing on sales is a great way to ensure that your company attains ever-increasing levels of success in 2017. One strategy you can deploy to optimize sales is the use of customer relationship management (CRM) software. This software can help enhance the lead generation process while also ensuring that you can keep detailed records of your interactions with current customers. Once this happens, you'll be able to market products to members of your existing client base in a more effective manner.

2016-12-08

Choose the Best Driveway for Your Home

Many people focus on making sure their home is updated with all the features that happen to be trending at any given time. While this is certainly an important part of home ownership, the landscape surrounding the home can add greatly to its curb appeal. While flowers, shrubs and trees make up the most noticeable features of the landscape, the hardscape is also influential in the overall appearance of the home. Most homeowners are aware that a cracked drive with weeds and grass growing through will have a seriously negative effect on the curb appeal of their home.

There are several varieties of driveway surfaces that a homeowner can choose from, and the decision will probably be influenced by the climate where the home is located. People who live in relatively warm areas of the country where the temperatures do not drop below freezing in winter often choose concrete or even interlocking paving stones. While these surfaces are very attractive, the freeze and thaw cycles that occur in cold climates would cause cracks or loosened pavers.

Asphalt is a product that is also known as tarmac, black top and macadam, and it is able to stand up to the freeze/thaw cycles of cold regions due to its greater pliability. An asphalt driveway is also beneficial since the darker color absorbs heat from the sun and helps to thaw any snow and ice left after shoveling or snow blowing.

Homeowners are always interested in reducing their expense, so they are pleased when they discover that asphalt driveway cost is less than a concrete or paving stone drive and the process typically takes only 24 hours. If sub-grade preparation is required, this may extend the installation process from a day up to two weeks. Once the driveway is finished, it can be driven on after 24 hours. This causes very little inconvenience to the homeowner, although the surface could still be damaged by snow blades, sharp turns or tractor tires.

Any driveway surface will deteriorate over time, so maintenance is is in order to extend its life. Proper cleaning, patching and sealing should be scheduled approximately every three years unless cracking or other signs of damage are noticed sooner.

Protect Your Business and Your Financial Future

As a business owner, your own personal financial future is very closely connected to the future of your business. And while there are a lot of different legal strategies you can use in order to protect your own finances if your business fails, there is absolutely no doubt about the fact that a failed business means that you have wasted a lot of energy, time, and money. So the bottom line is that when you protect your business, you are protecting your financial future.