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When is B2B Business Cash Needed?

In business we find that no matter the size cash is needed for some situations. It is not always necessary to make a large loan when a small amount is needed. It has been found that at times a business person maybe traveling for the company and they need money for such things as meals, tips, cab fares, and the like. Also a company representative may need to purchase a sample item while at a trade show to bring back or they may want to purchase some items for everyone in the office. That is why certain companies have made it their business to set up B2B Business cash advances. The process is so very simple that most business owners have a special number so when they make their call the B2B Business cash advance is automatically put into their bank account. Payment is easy as well because with this kind of advance the money is taken out of the same account when time is due.

The cash advance system ranges from a small loan of $500 to a larger amount around $3,000. There are multiple companies that deal in this type of loan. The truth is you do not even have to tell them why you need the money. The B2B Business cash network is increasingly growing all across the United States and in foreign countries. You can obtain money from foreign banks just as easily as you can from an American bank.

The small business person should go online and do a search for cash advance to find the best rate along with the time period to pay back the cash advance. The list of these companies is very long but it is made simple for the consumer in the search engine. I recommend companies such as Cash Advance, Payday Advance, Sonic Payday, Coastline Credit LTD, United Cash Loans, and AmeriLoan because they are all reliable, no collateral is needed, and the quick easy method of getting your cash on line saves time. Everyone is busy today so time is important as it is said “time is money.” Cash on hand is vital in some situations a B2B Business cash loan saves time and money.

The importance of obtaining a B2B Business cash loan is vital at times to keep some business persons up and running. A business may have invested the most of the capitol on supplies to finish a major project that would bring in enough revenue to keep the business going.

The problem not enough cash to meet payroll in order to get this project going it is necessary to meet payroll. American Express and Visa have both created a purchasing card that when used a business owner can use this card as cash in their account. The account then can be used for payroll or even more supplies if need be. This form of B2B Business cash is getting to be one of the most popular methods of obtaining cash for those little business emergencies without the hassle of going to your local bank and borrowing every time a need pops up.

Visa conducted one of the largest studies on purchasing card benchmark back in 2005. The use of ready cash has grown in leaps and bounds. The use of this ready cash has been used by some executives to purchase automobiles, parties on yachts, expensive gifts for clients, and a variety of other not needed but much enjoyed items. The use of the B2B Business Cash has also saved smaller business from going out of business, helped them to grow, and made sure that they could remain sound.

The smaller business normally uses the on line sites for quick cash. The mid-size and larger business prefers the cash cards offered by companies such as Visa and American Express. They have accessibility to larger amounts of cash, each one of their executives can have their own card with a limit if the company so deems and the interest rates are normally pretty good. The B2B Business Cash has really become a success in modern business practices. The report discovered that about 85% of respondents increased purchasing power with the use of the B2B Business cash plan offered by these credit card companies. This is really a purchasing power that all new business people should consider. Those who have been in business should investigate the power of cash on hand without a hassle.

What Kind of Ice Machine Does Sonic Use? The Burning Question, Answered

If you’ve ever been to Sonic or any other restaurant that offers the unique, nugget ice that Sonic provides, you’ve probably asked yourself at one point or another: “What kind of ice machine does Sonic use?” The chewable, frozen gem-sized treats can be eaten on their own and also work well to cool your drinks. They taste light, fluffy, and refreshing. This ice has even found Facebook pages dedicated to its existence. These one-of-a-kind frozen treats come from none other than a (cue the drumroll) Scotsman Nugget Ice Machine!

In 1981, Scotsman Industries created their first nugget machine, and for the next 30 years, this ice has seen its popularity explode, especially when Sonic began offering it in their signature beverages. When people found out that the ice in their glasses was as enjoyable as their drinks themselves, its popularity skyrocketed even further. Other companies quickly took note of the popularity spike, and began developing their own nugget producing machines. Ice-O-Matic offered ‘Pearls’. Hoshizaki offered ‘Cubelets’, and Manitowoc stuck with the traditional ‘Nugget’ name. Scotsman’s ice maker however, was and has remained the machine preferred by Sonic Drive-In.

If you’re looking for the exact ice machine that makes Sonic Ice, you would be led to one of Scotsman’s commercial ice making heads. Scotsman offers four of these units: the N0422, the N0622, the N0922, and the N1322. These four machines provide anywhere between 300 and 1300 pounds of nugget ice on a daily basis. Generally, the size of the establishment and the demand for ice will determine which machine is used in each location. The hours which the business is open for operation will also play a role in the purchase of a suitable machine. With these ice making heads, a compatible storage bin is required, which can also be chosen based on the amount of ice required on hand during peak business hours.

Many new establishments are choosing nugget producing machines in their businesses due to its boom in popularity. You can find nugget ice at Taco Time in the Northwestern United States, at Zaxby’s in the South and Southeast, and at Bess Eaton Coffee Shop in the Northeast (best iced coffee I’ve ever had, personally). While these businesses do not have the following that Sonic has, their use of nugget ice has sparked the interest of their customers, and provided new customers as well. This ice is so popular that, at one Sonic location, when a manager’s aging nugget ice machine finally passed away and he replaced them with a cube producing ice machine, he nearly had a mutiny on his hands, facing screaming customers that were demanding he bring back the chewable ice! (He later replaced the cube producing machine with two nugget ice machines to satisfy his customers.)

For those that want to provide nugget ice in a residential setting and don’t require 300 pounds or more a day, there are quite a few undercounter ice machines that make the same ice as Sonic. Scotsman once provided the best undercounter nugget ice machine in the industry, a unit called the NU130. They recently discontinued this model however, much to the chagrin of ice lovers everywhere. Ice-O-Matic – a subdivision of Scotsman Industries – now offers the GEMU090, which is the closest substitute for Scotsman’s NU130. The GEMU090 from creates around 85 pounds of nugget ice per day. It creates slightly less ice per day when compared to the NU130, but costs hundreds of dollars less. It is also identical in size and style. This ice machine has replaced the NU130 in terms of popularity when it comes to finding a high quality, residential, undercounter nugget ice machine.

For restaurant owners, a nugget ice machine will allow you to explore new beverages, and offer creative drinks, unique to your establishment. This ice will also provide a boost in your business’s popularity. If you are simply someone who loves Sonic ice to the point that you must have an undercounter nugget ice machine in your home, the GEMU090 is an excellent choice. For those that love chewing away at these delicious frozen treats, nugget ice is definitely on the “must have” list.

Scotsman had no idea how popular nugget ice would become when they created it over 30 years ago, but today, they are very glad that they didn’t put this idea “on ice”. It’s no coincidence that Scotsman’s nuggets resemble small frozen gems. Creating this ice was truly like finding a diamond in the rough. To find the perfect Sonic-style Nugget Ice Machine for your home or business, consider consulting the Ice Experts at Ice Machines Plus.

The Sound of Business -Part IV

Steps to Creating Your Sonic Personality©

1. List all the human attributes inherent in your business personality. An
accounting firm may want to project stability, reliability, and a
conventional outlook – think the avuncular voice of Walter Cronkite. An
advertising agency might want to deliver a hip, cutting edge, in your face
creative personality – think the edgy delivery of Chris Rock or Dennis
Leary. Now before you get all excited and start shouting, ‘how I am I
going to afford these guys?’ the answer is you don’t. There are great
voice actors available at very reasonable prices that can project the
desired style and delivery.

2. What are the audio qualities of the Signature Voice? Do you want a
man or a woman, or a combination of both? Do you want a deep base
voice full of conviction, a snooty British accent dripping in
condescension, or a comic rapid-fire patter aimed to amuse and
entertain? When we created the MassiveRecordProductions.com (http://
http://www.massiverecordproductions.com) project, we required a smart-alec
wise-guy approach, in the vain of Dennis Miller. In this case, the actual
accent of the voice was less important than the delivery.

3. What kind of language, phrasing, and cadence is required to give the
Signature Voice its personality? When we were looking for a Signature
Voice for a DVD that was to be used at the Winter Baseball Meetings,
we decided on a combination of Dizzy Dean and Mel Allen. The key was
that ‘good ole boy’ southern charm conveyed through a combination of
baseball jargon, phrasing, and dialect. We weren’t looking for someone
to imitate Dizzy Dean, just someone who could deliver the essence of
Dizzy’s love for the game.

4. Wet or Dry? Have you ever watched one of those ‘The Making of …’
documentaries on a how a movie was made? Sometimes they will show
you a scene with dialog but no music or sound effects. It’s really very flat,
even with the actors doing their dramatic best. Voice without music or
sound effects is called a ‘Dry’ delivery. When the effects and the music
are added in postproduction, the scene delivers real emotional impact.
The music and f/x provide emotional clues and memory hooks.

5. Write the script. I find having the voice in my head is a great help in
writing the script. Whether you’re shooting for Sidney Greenstreet or Rod
Serling, the cadence, phrasing, and language are what makes the script
come alive, and creates the Sonic Personality© that will represent your
company. Unrelated to the actual voice but definitely of importance to
the script, is the point of view. The script should not be about you, it
should be about how your audience can benefit from knowing you. Don’t
fall into the trap of focusing on you and listing a bunch of product or
service features. Talk about what you can do for your audience, and in
that way you will make a real connection.

6. Audition the talent. Once you have a script, it’s time to audition a
number of voices to find the one that fits the Sonic Personality© you are
looking for, and of course the price you are willing to pay. We generally
have 50 to 100 people audition for each script. We then narrow the
search down to the two or three best voices that fit the audio and budget
requirements and present them to our client.

7. Implement on the Web. Once the voice audio is complete, music and
sound effects can be added as needed. The audio tracks are then cut
into digestible clips, compressed, and converted into appropriate
implementible files. The Sonic Personality© program can be delivered
on a website, or a DVD or CD presentation.

The Proof Is In The Toaster

In a world of mental clutter, ‘information anxiety’, and low attention
spans, Sonic Personality© will become the next big weapon in
webmedia presentation and marketing. But let’s say you’re still not
convinced even after reading the four installments of ‘The Sound of
Business.’ Let me show you exactly how Sonic Personality© can work in
a practical example, but you have to promise to participate.

Take a sticky note or a plain piece of paper and place a big question
mark on it. Under the question mark draw a line. Now place the piece of
paper in your daily agenda two weeks from today. In two weeks, I want
you to write down on that piece of paper the name of the fictitious
product in the example we are going to create. If you can remember the
product’s name, Sonic Personality© has done its job.

Here’s the setup. There are certain things in life that are very personal,
the way you dress, how you comb your hair, the way you take your
coffee, and how you like your toast. There is nothing worse (well of
course there is) than waking up on a Saturday morning, taking the last
two slices of bread, placing them in the toaster, and in several minutes
find you have what can best be described as a ‘burnt offering.’ There is
definitely a need here that needs to be filled.

Our made-up client is a small appliance company who has created a
toaster that audibly warns you what setting your toaster is on as soon as
you put your bread in it. This product has appeal for anyone who has
been irritated by ruined toast. The client isn’t sure what kind of Sonic
Personality© they want to present, so we create a series of Sonic Demo
Spots.

Click on the link below to hear the various sonic demo spots, each with
its own Sonic Personality©. Don’t forget to create your two-week
reminder and if you remember the name of the product, you should start
thinking about how to implement your own Sonic Personality©
campaign.