Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boating, Advice and Tips

Boating can be an exciting hobby for anyone who has the time and the money to support it! Imagine leaving the congestion of the city behind and spending your weekends cruising out on the water and enjoying the view. Definitely, boating regularly makes for a more experienced seafarer, but everyone has to start out somewhere.

If you are new to boating, there are a lot of things you have to learn. Depending on the size of the vessel you have, you must take care to be knowledgeable in things like navigation, overloading and weather interpretation to make sure that every journey is a safe one. This is needed especially if you would like to learn the ropes of boating yourself eventually, though it would help to hire a professional for the first few times before you get the hang of it.

The most important thing to remember about boating is to stay safe. Boat safety spans a lot of articles, but the basic premise is to keep a Plan B available at all times on the boat just in case something happens. It is not fun to think about any possible accidents or unsafe scenarios, but we cannot discount the possibility that it may happen. The best course of action is to nip it in the bud

Be sure that you have the appropriate emergency devices onboard the ship. These include first-aid kits, emergency flares, emergency food supply and the like.

Be sure as well that you have the appropriate safety floatation devices onboard. It is important that you have a lifeboat that is ready to go at all times. This means that if you do use your boat regularly, be sure that you have undergone lifeboatservicing to make sure that it is safe and usable.

Lifeboat servicing is the act of hiring a professional to check over the parts of the emergency device. Lifeboats are one of the essential parts of safety equipment since they are the last resort or escape route in case anything goes wrong. Lifeboat maintenance should be done regularly so that you can be sure that they are in working condition at any given time. There are a number of companies that offer these services, which you should take advantage of for everyone's peace of mind.

While boating is a great, fun hobby, it's always best to make sure that our hobbies are as safe as possible. Being prepared in the event of anything is one way of ensuring that we can enjoy what the sea has to offer while maintaining peace of mind.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 Reasons You Need to Work in a Startup

1.    Experience working in serviced offices.
Most startups operate in serviced offices. Given the growth of startup businesses in the market, it’s not a surprise that renting a serviced office Singapore based or even farther from the metro, is now an easy thing to arrange. The sheer convenience that serviced offices bring sometimes even outshines the services of many company-owned facilities that many employees find the experience refreshing. 

2.   You learn something from everyone you meet.
In most successful startups, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of excited people working together as a teamto pull off the launch of an awesome new product or service and while that can be a bit stressful, the end result is often rewarding. You get to really rub elbows with everyone—from top management to the rank and file, share ideas, get to know and learn and even be friends with an awesome bunch of people. That’s priceless. 

3.   It helps you build on your skill set.
Working in a startup teaches you flexibility. You have to be able to go with the flow. Things constantly change. And because by necessity, startups have to be lean teams, sometimes you have no choice but to learn something—right in that moment, and often with no training or warning—an hour before that nerve-wracking meeting with the stockholders or the entire team. It’s often a sink-or-swim scenario. But for some, learning to swim in these circumstances is one of the best experiences in the world. Because you learn a lot everyday and when it’s time to move on to your next job, you’ve already built up quite an impressive list of skills to your name. 

4.   It encourages collaboration.
Many serviced offices are collaborative spaces. This one room may be rented by one company while another company is in the next room. With that many young businesses and entrepreneurs in close proximity to one another, collaborative projects and partnerships are often born. 

5.   It expands your network.
Collaborative spaces invite a diverse group of people. You get to meet business-minded professionals from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, training and education. You make friends, get to know them. 

Having professional contacts like these might just prove invaluable for you in the future too. After all, the more people that know of your work, the greater the exposure it gets. Friends of friends may just end up hiring you on the spot.