Protecting Your Garden This Summer

Now that summer is well underway, many of those living in North Wales will be taking the opportunity to venture out into the garden, where we’ll be able to get down to the business of weeding, pruning, planting and mowing – in order to ensure that the place is as pleasant to inhabit as possible. But while many of us devote considerable care and thought to how good our gardens might look, few of us expend the same mental energy thinking about issues of security. And this is a mistake, since the Read more [...]

How Do Infrared Heaters Compare to Traditional Ones in a Sauna?

People who care about their health and want to both look and feel better, will often use saunas. Saunas offer fantastic health benefits, something that has been known for a very long time. From their humble, hole in the ground, beginnings, they have come a very long way. Today, you can even get an infrared sauna heater. However, this has caused people to ask whether that actually offers the same health benefits or not. A Brief History Saunas have been known to have health and therapeutic benefits Read more [...]

How to Give Your Dog a Bed Away from Home

A dog is our best friend and this means that we have to make special arrangements for when we travel. Going on a vacation, for instance, can be really difficult, as you probably don’t want to leave the dog home alone, with people coming in a few times per day to feed it and let it out for a walk. Plus, your dog is a member of the family, so they should be able to come with you! To do this, however, you will need good quality dog carriers. With a good quality carrier, you can safely and comfortably Read more [...]

How Do You Know if a Music School Is Any Good?

If you love music and you know that you want to have a career in that industry, there are lots of opportunities available to you. Unfortunately, many of those opportunities are empty promises, and you need to learn to differentiate between the two. You also need to make sure that you become more desirable within the industry, which you can do by going to music college. This will teach you all you need to know about the entire business of music, including specific areas such as performance, composition, Read more [...]

Will Health Insurance Providers Pay for Bariatric Surgery?

People who are overweight may be considering to have some form of bariatric surgery. Usually, they do this after a range of traditional weight loss methods have proven to be unsuccessful. Although they may lose some weight through dieting and exercise, they usually put it straight back on. For people who are obese, therefore, bariatric surgery is often a last chance to make a change. The Cost of Bariatric Surgery The best bariatric surgery, unfortunately, isn’t cheap. Luckily, however, more and Read more [...]

The Different Levels of Leadership

Leadership is a very difficult to define concept. So difficult, in fact, that there are many self-professed ‘gurus’ who have written thousands of books on the subject, and made millions. Each of these has a completely different concept on what leadership is, how someone can become a leader, what personality traits they must have, and more. One thing that they do seem to agree on, however, is that there five levels of leadership, and that leadership is about influencing people. Navigating the Read more [...]

Black Female Leaders We Should All Know

History is full of fascinating stories of strength, courage, and leadership. But we often don’t look closely at the diversity of these stories. Do you know how many strong, black female leaders there have been in the world? And that is the ones that received public attention. Most of us have heard of Rosa Parks, perhaps the greatest female civil rights activist ever, and of women such as Oprah Winfrey, but there are many more. Let’s take a look at some of the strong women we should all be aware Read more [...]

Charles Phillips Now Competing Directly With Former Employer

Charles Phillips became known all around the world when he became an Oracle executive. His moves were analyzed and did bring a huge company growth during his time at Oracle. Now Charles Phillips role as CEO of Infor steps in to compete exactly with Oracle. Infor, commonly referred to as the “biggest enterprise software company you’ve never heard of”, is gaining ground at a really fast pace, although we cannot actually say that it is a true competitor for Oracle. What is really interesting Read more [...]

Carve-outs: One of the most difficult transactions to deal with

The field of private equity investing is complex at the best of times, but with more firms turning towards carve-outs it would be fair to say that things have become even more complicated. Taking the example of Sun Capital, this is a company who have now been involved in approximately 50 middle market carve-outs into independent businesses. Considering their overall track record, it would be fair to say that they have almost perfected the process, but it isn't easy and there are a lot of questions Read more [...]

The Mexican economy: Umpteen reasons to be hopeful

It's a country with one of the biggest markets around (more on that later), yet it's also one which hasn't exactly experienced plain-sailing in relation to its economy over recent years. However, reports are suggesting that the Mexican economy is most certainly on the right track - and perhaps being one of the more encouraging places to invest. Following on from the above, what's fueling such growth? Here, we'll take a look. Private equity is soaring Something that has aided the situation substantially Read more [...]