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Consumer Customization: How Your Business Can Rise to the Top

Written by 9rules Blog on March 18, 2015

“Have it your way” is the old slogan we’re all pretty familiar with from the fast-food industry—and the idea behind it is making huge waves in business. Letting customers leave your business with exactly what they want is one of the best things you can do to boost sales and keep customers coming back, especially if it’s difficult to find the product they really want anywhere else.

For example, a washer and gasket company that offers special order options in which customers can order custom-sized products is especially appealing to customers since they may not be able to find what they need elsewhere. Such a service is extremely valuable to customers, and it will entice them to use the service in the future and tell their friends all about it.

What Customization Does for Your Business

An article sponsored by Bain & Company says, “A Bain survey of more than 1,000 online shoppers found that while less than 10% have tried customization options, 25%-35% are interested in doing so.” And that number is rising all the time. That’s a large number of people you can help through customization, and it’s a major chance to boost your business. Here are some of the things that customization can do for you. (more…)

4 Things You Cannot Forget When Renting Out Your Home

Written by 9rules Blog on March 18, 2015

Whether you’re looking to develop a second revenue stream or are being forced to move away from home for a job assignment or family duty, renting out your home can be a great way to keep your property and earn money on it.

Very few homeowners understand the intricacies of being a landlord, however. Here’s what you need to know.


Take everything into consideration

Leasing a property you own to people you may or may not know is a serious proposition. If you’re like most people, your home is probably your most valuable asset, and you aren’t eager to make careless decisions about it.

As such, you have to take incredible care to ensure you find good tenants, protect yourself legally, and thereby position yourself for long-term financial success. Here are four specific things you mustn’t forget during the process: (more…)

7 Tips for Raising Happy and Healthy Children

Written by 9rules Blog on March 15, 2015

Before we’re adults, we may take a happy, healthy childhood for granted. But everything changes when you have children of your own and come to understand the challenge of providing for your kids.

You can’t possibly stress over every detail, but you do need to focus on doing whatever you can to encourage health and happiness in every possible way. Specifically, you could sum up your mission with the following seven aims:

· Provide a balanced diet. Children of different ages have different dietary needs. It’s essential, however, to make sure every child gets adequate amounts of basic vitamins and minerals, proteins, and fiber. This resource from the CDC lets you type in your child’s age, sex, and level of physical activity to arrive at a recommended amount of daily fruits and veggies. (more…)

Boating Accidents [Infographic]

Written by Scrivs on March 13, 2015

An infographic looking at boating accidents and stats

Via: Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer – El Dabe

7 Tips for Throwing an Unforgettable Backyard Barbecue

Written by 9rules Blog on March 12, 2015

The weather’s getting warmer and that can mean only one thing: barbecue season. Nothing’s better than getting your friends and family together, lighting up the grill, throwing some meat on it, and enjoying some laughs. While your neighbor down the street may be known for throwing the best cookouts, who’s to say you can’t become king of the backyard barbecue this year?

backyard barbecue

Let’s take a look at some of the top tips for throwing killer barbecues this season:

Prepare your yard.

While you might be read for a party, is your backyard? Lane’s Landscaping Supplies suggests planting some fresh greenery, mulching beds, and cutting the lawn the day before the party. The backyard should be clear of debris and safe for kids to run around.

Upgrade your grill.

Are you still working with your old charcoal grill that’s supported by a shaky tripod? It’s time to step up your game this spring by investing in premium brands like Lion, Primo, or Lynx. Having a quality grill or smoker automatically enhances your credibility and sets a party off on the right note. (more…)