CarrQuest.Com Full Automotive Site Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:27:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CarrQuest.Com 32 32 Exhibition Stands: Banner Stands As An Effective Advertising Tool Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:27:18 +0000

If you want to make a mark in today’s saturated marketplace, you’ve got to separate your business from the crowd. Savvy marketers are turning to custom banners to give their campaigns a boost. Banners are an easy but effective tool in helping build a long-term promotional campaign. As an added bonus they also integrate well with other kinds of promotional methods to deliver more return on investment for businesses.

It can be tempting to source this kind of task internally (after all, you’ve already got a marketing team, right?), but there’s more to creating a winning banner than meets the eye.

Since promotional companies specialize in handling the advertising needs of businesses, it can be a good decision on your part to hire this kind of agency for your business. Not only will you get good insight and advice for your marketing strategy, but also better content and a stronger banner design with greater appeal to your target audience. Some companies will also make recommendations on materials, placement, even complementary marketing products.

So what should you look for in a promotional company or large-format printer? First and foremost, it should work hard to understand your specific business and recommend solutions to optimize your campaign. After all, you’re not spending money for crowds to simply see the ad—you’re out to earn clients. Plain and simple.

That said, nobody understands your business like you do; you’ve got to be prepared to give some input into your marketing banner too.

When it comes to banners, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Banners can vary dramatically in size, colour and even shape. They can range from small, simple presentations for indoor spaces, to large eye-catching banners suited to outdoor events. Which raises an important point: an effective banner is one that finds that perfect balance of size, colour, content and whitespace. It should be simple yet memorable, like a great logo. No easy feat.

When it comes to banner stands, there’s a lot to consider. You might be surprised by how many variations exist—from the classic configuration to specialty products designed for specific environments and uses. That’s where a trusted printing partner can really help.

Vinyl is a popular choice of banner material, as it’s stable, flexible and durable. It’s also versatile and can accommodate a wide variety of uses.

The design of your banner will play a major role in determining the effectiveness of the campaign. In other words: its ability to grab people’s attention (in a positive way, of course). Customization, then, should be based on your business’s requirements, and not just what you’ve seen from competitors or in other settings.

Remember that your audience’s attention is divided (between their phone, billboards, even bus ads), so it’s important to distill your message down to its simplest, purest form. Graphically, bolder isn’t always better; there’s something to be said for understated design and good use of white space.

But ultimately the banner should capture the essence of your brand and support your marketing goals. Consider that a well-executed banner can make your trade show booth look like a custom trade show exhibit.

So should you hire a promotional company to design your banner? Not necessarily. If you’ve got the experience and creativity, or if you want your business’s marketing campaign to have that personal touch, you could always design the banner yourself on your computer.

It might be complicated initially, but with the right design program (and specs) you can create an attractive, eye-catching banner. Once satisfied with the design, send it off to the banner production company to handle the printing aspect, to ensure you’re getting a high-quality banner in the end.

With your banner complete, you’re ready to start building brand awareness and separate your business from the crowd.


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7 Strategies to Lower Your Car Lease Payments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:30:12 +0000

Leasing has become a very popular option for consumers who want an economical alternative to buying a new car. Consequently, lending institutions have begun to offer more financing options. However, leasing program rules change, too, and not all lenders offer the same options. Here are seven strategies for keeping your monthly payments as low as possible when shopping for a leased car.

1. Choose a Car with a High Residual Value

The residual value of your leased car is its value at the end of your lease period. Leasing companies make this prediction at the beginning of the lease and the greater portion of your monthly payments goes toward paying off the vehicle depreciation. Since many leases are for three years and most new cars lose roughly half their value during the first three years, your payments will be lower on a car that retains its value well.

Generally, European and Japanese cars retain their values better than domestic cars. Specific cars with good residual values include the following:


2. Lower the Mileage Allowance

The number of miles you drive also affects the car’s residual value. The lower the miles, the more the vehicle will be worth at the end of the lease period. Ask your leasing agent what the annual mileage allowance is on your car of choice and then negotiate downward. Naturally, this is feasible only if you don’t drive a lot. Keep in mind that if you go over your mileage allowance, the penalty fees may well offset any savings you gained with this strategy.

3. Increase the Amount of Your Security Deposit

The security deposit on a leased car is refundable at the end of the lease and usually is approximately one month’s payment. Making multiple security deposits can save you hundreds of dollars over the life of the lease. Since the leasing company’s risk is less, your interest rate should be lower, plus you’ll get a large security deposit refund when you turn in the car. Find out if your lender offers this option and, if so, the limitation, if any, on the number of security deposits you can make.

4. Raise the Interest Rate

This seems counterintuitive, but if you think you’ll want to buy your leased car substantially before the end of the lease period, this may be a good strategy for you. Negotiating a higher interest rate only raises your monthly payment by a few dollars and may result in your leasing company waiving the acquisition fee. This fee normally is around $650 and is paid upfront to cover administrative costs.

5. Look for Lease Specials

Shopping at the end of the model year often will lead you to lease specials offered by a manufacturer and/or leasing company like Such specials are on selected makes and models. Normally you’ll need a high credit score to be eligible for a special, but if that’s no problem, you’ll often find reduced lease prices, reduced interest rates, and/or artificially high residual values.

6. Lease a Used Car

Most lease shoppers look for a new car, but leasing a late-model low-mileage used car can be a very economical alternative. If it’s three years old, it already has lost approximately half of its original value, so you’re paying for its current value and its further depreciation over the life of your lease. A car’s depreciation rate usually slows down after the first three years, making a used car’s residual value higher than that of a new car. The main drawback to leasing a used vehicle is the potential for repair costs since the original manufacturer’s warranty probably has expired.

7. Consider One-pay Leasing

If you were planning on paying cash for a new luxury car, consider one-pay leasing instead. You’ll save much of the immediate cash outlay required for an outright purchase and can buy your leased car at the end of the lease period, giving you more liquid funds in the interim. This strategy also works well for people like students or workers who enter the country for a relatively short period and have generous sums of money but little, if any, established credit.

Leasing is a good option for many people. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of both leasing and buying the next time you’re in the market for a car and make the choice that best fits your needs.

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Dota 2’s The International 2017 to Be Broadcast in India on Dsport Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:34:43 +0000 Dota 2's The International 2017 to Be Broadcast in India on Dsport

The International is Valve’s annual Dota two tournament. It’s widely considered the most prestigious event of this year with its latest event, The International 2017 (TI7) having a prize pool of around $24 million.

And while it’s streamed live on the Internet via Twitch and YouTube, the business has realised that there’s a bigger audience to aim. In an attempt to do so, TI7 will be broadcast on television in India on Discovery’s brand new sports channel Dsport. This is a first for Dota two in India.

Although TI7’s grand finals are live from 2:30am IST on Sunday, August 13, Dsport will be broadcasting it out of 11am IST on the same day. The reason for this movement is to maintain the multiplayer online battle stadium (MOBA) accessible to novices.

“The core audience for Dota two is like the test match cricket watching crowd in India and they’ll see it as it happens live. Our aim is to get the IPL audience to watch it,” says Nodwin’s Akshat Rathee into Gadgets 360.

Doubling down on accessibility appears to be of importance with Dsport’s broadcast of TI7 will comprise Valve’s Newcomer Stream to aid understanding of the intricacies of Dota 2.

“95 percent of TI7 is because you would see it globally,” Rathee tells us. Which means that fans old and new can breathe easy. In terms of the five percent? There will be several local additions such as views from local pub stomps along with a predictions segment as well.

With Dsports successfully showing neighborhood ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches, Dota 2 seems like a logical step forward. More so with TI7 and attention the event garners.

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Safe Steps to Take When You Have Bunk Beds for Kids Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:17:58 +0000 Bunk beds have become highly popular, especially with children. Bunk beds are economic and affordable, and will allow you to have space in the room while providing bed space for all off your children. However, there are certain things to keep in mind while shopping for a bunk bed. Bunk beds also have the ability to pose a threat, especially if your child is a restless sleeper and may fall off the bed. It is important to keep a few tips in mind while looking for your bunk bed, to ensure that your children are safe at all times.

The first thing to ensure is that the child sleeping on top is over 7 years old. This is because most bunk bed-related accidents involve children falling off the top bunk. A 7 year old, however, will suffer minimal damage from the fall. For a younger child, however, it becomes risky. An older child will be able to safely climb the ladder to get to the top bunk; a younger child may not be so steady.
One way to prevent accidents is to install a guard rail, to protect your child. The guard rail should ideally be five inches higher than the mattress. This will ensure that your child is secure, and will not roll off the bed at night, while still making the bed comfortable and open.
Another tip is to make sure you do not stick anything to the side of the bed. While the children are climbing up or down the ladder, they may slip and hit the side of the bunk bed, which can result in them getting harmed because of the addition that was screwed in. Therefore, it is safer to simply keep the side clean.
Another thing to keep in mind while looking for bunk beds is the head space for the lower bunk. While shopping for a bunk bed, make sure that the child sleeping below will be able to get up without hitting their head on the bunk bed above. Make sure your child can comfortably sit up in the lower bunk – without bumping their head. Therefore, your child will be able to get up without worrying about hitting their head on the bed above.
One final tip is to make sure that the bunk bed is not placed near the fan or near any lights. While sitting on the top bunk, the child may reach out to touch the fan – which is always risky and dangerous. Make sure that the bed is away from any fans or light fixtures, so your children won’t be tempted to reach out.

The Bunk House is a company specialized in providing safe, comfortable bunk beds designed for children. With a large online store, you will be able to order a beautifully designed bunk bed – or get one bed custom made, to ensure that all of your standards are met. Furthermore, the Bunk House carries mattresses and other items of furniture suitable for your child. You will be able to ensure that your child gets a beautiful bunk bed, while staying within your budget at the same time.

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Samsung Flip Phone SM-G9298 With Dual Displays Launched in China Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 Samsung Flip Phone SM-G9298 With Dual Displays Launched in China

Samsung launched its W2017 flip phone in China this past year and now the South Korean company has introduced its own successor – Samsung SM-G9298 – to exactly the same market. Notably, the Samsung G-9298, aka Leader 8 aka Direction 8 (translated from Chinese), comes with a more powerful processor and improved optics over the W2017 and continues to be made available only in Black colour available for buy.

The brand new dual-SIM (hybrid) Samsung SM-G9298 comes with 2 4.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED displays – with one on the inside and one on the outside. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chip with two cores clocked at 2.15GHz and the other two clocked at 1.6GHz.

Concerning optics, the Samsung SM-G9298 packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture plus a 5-megapixel front camera using f/1.9 aperture for carrying selfies. It includes 64GB of built-in storage, and this is further afield through microSD card up to 256GB.

The connectivity options offered by the Samsung SM-G9298 comprise 4G connectivity, micro USB, USB 2.0, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, and GPS. It houses a 2300mAh battery that’s rated to give standby period of 68 hours. The Samsung G-9298 measures 130.2×62.6×15.9mm and weighs 235 grams. Other features offered by the smartphone include Samsung Pay, S Voice, and Secure Folder.

While Samsung hasn’t announced the pricing of this smartphone, it’ll be made available with China Mobile in the country.

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How to Choose the Best BBQ Catering Services Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:59:52 +0000 If you are planning to have a party, then hiring a barbecue catering service is a valid option, because barbecue catering services will cater to a wide range of tastes, satisfying even the pickiest eater in the party. Barbecue catering services will be able to provide a large amount of food quickly, ensuring that you will be able to feed your hungry guests as quickly as possible.

If you have invited a large amount of people, hiring a professional barbecue catering service is advisable. This means that you will not have to worry about the food, and can then focus on other aspects of the party. Furthermore, you will be able to surprise your guests with a wide array of delicious foods, and can order specific packages that will allow you to customize services and foods for your guests – in case of a special occasion. Because of the various options available, you will be able to feed anyone in your party – from young kids to older, pickier eaters.
Another benefit of personal catering is that you will be able to order large amounts of food, which won’t be possible to make at home. Another benefit is that catering companies will always serve delicious, mouth-watering food – and will ensure that the food is healthy and hygienic. This is because there is a strict procedure that is observed while making the food, to ensure that the food remains clean and uncontaminated.

If you do choose to hire a barbecue catering service, there are certain tips that you can keep in mind to ensure that you make the right choice.
The first step is to speak to friends and family, and get personal recommendations and reviews. Feedback from customers is useful because people will list the pros and cons of catering services, allowing you to build an opinion from other people’s reviews.
The next step is to see if any of the catering services in your area have websites, or an online presence of some kind. This will allow you to take a look at the food they offer, at their menu, and at customer testimonials. This will allow you to choose a catering service based on the food they offer – it is preferred to choose a catering service that has a wider menu because it give you more choice.
Another thing to keep an eye out for is the price. Make sure that the catering service is reasonably priced, and is within your budget. A more expensive catering service does not necessarily translate into a better one.

Fire it Up BBQ Catering is a catering service in the Greater Toronto Area, and has catered for over 500 functions. Fire it Up allows you to create a customized menu, and provides other forms of entertainment along with a trained and experienced catering staff. With a specialty in corporate and social events, you can be sure that the food served by Fire it Up will be delicious and affordable. Furthermore, the catering service takes care of clean-up as well, allowing you to fully enjoy the party with no worries or hassles.

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5 Ways to Know If Your Marketing-PR Firm is Doing Its Job Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:26:34 +0000 Have you hired a Marketing or PR firm, or one that does both? While the plan they have for you might be essentially okay, but soon enough you’d find yourself piled up in all but a bunch of emails from the firm and a whole lots of pills pending from the marketing firm. Do you then end up questioning yourself “where are the results?”

With consultants, result is the say of the day. In most professional area, results are quick and easy to approximate. With a lawyer, the result is immediate – either guilty or innocent. The paperwork too is either legal or it isn’t. There is no in between. On hiring a CPA, on getting the tax return or other documents done, the product is much visible to you. But when talking of PR and marketing, the case can be at odds. While that brochure or new website is much there, the reason you got it done for isn’t quite accomplished. It is not necessary that you see the increase in business immediately. Moreover, the question then is that is the success due to your marketing team?

To evaluate the performance of the marketing term, there is bunch of certain parameters to be considered.

1. It is essential for the firm to learn and know not just about your organization but the industry you are working in. While they may not have spent 3 months on it, it is essential that they have spent some time atleast. To know the client is the stepping stone to begin working on a new campaign.

2. Has the firm undertaken an action plan? For communication industry specifically, there has to be a plan of action. It is necessary that the firm first understands your product/service, your target audience and desired goals and only they shall it recommend tactics to help achieve the targets.

3. Does the firm follow a similar plan for all its clients or is it providing you a regular flow of creative ideas formulated for your business in particular? Marketing is simply not one set of ideas setting in every background. It requires serious work along with creativity and vision. The firm may not help you rule out competition if they are not providing you with fresh ideas at regular intervals. Marketing is thus ever evolving ideas to bring in success.

4. While you may be seeing certain increase in the business and number of clients, it may not be only due to the marketing tactics. The website traffic and the phone calls going up may be attributed to other reasons as much. Hence, it is essential you question people how they came to know about you to ensure if it is the marketing model that is working.

5. The intuition counts a great deal. Are you seeing yourself see sudden fame and success from this marketing campaign? Do you see yourself gain recognition? While statistics may not speak of it highly, you’ll feel and observe the difference when the marketing plan is working.

A marketing firm is an important decision you are making for your business. You do not want to spend all that effort and money on a firm that won’t add to your business.

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Nokia HMD Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:43:18 +0000 Nokia 8 Launch Expected at HMD Global's August 16 Event

The Nokia 8 launching event will put to rest all of the speculation across the telephone, that has been moving around for a number of weeks. Reports have promised that the telephone is going to have dual camera installation, that has been spotted in images of this hand set.

Nokia 8 Specifications
The launching event will probably be held in London, also Nokia 8 will be predicted to be unmasked at exactly the exact same, as an account from The Verge. To remember the Nokia 8 was tipped to conduct Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and game a 5.3-inch QHD display. It’s predicted to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chip. The 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variations might be launched as the Nokia 8 was slated to start with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM initially.

Concerning optics, for carrying selfies the Nokia flagship is predicted ahead using a camera in front, and also two detectors with Carl Zeiss branding. The Nokia 8 was tipped to quantify 151.55X-73.7mm.

Lately, the Burger Gold color version of this alleged Nokia 8 has been leaked in images. Earlier this, the Blue Tooth and also Silver color variations of this smartphone were leaked in leaves. The Nokia 8 will be likely to be costly approximately EUR 589 (about Rs. 43,400).

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Getting the Most for a Vintage Car Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:44:37 +0000 Image result for Getting the Most for a Vintage Car

You might have finally decided to part ways with an old car that you own. The car is worth a considerable amount of money. Therefore, you need to be careful to get as much money as you possibly can for it. There are several ways you can attempt to sell a valuable classic car. Being wise regarding the way you go about doing this will ultimately determine how much money you end up getting for the car. Here are the things you need to do to truly cash in when you are selling an old vehicle that is very valuable.

  1. Have the car professionally detailed by a company that regularly deals with valuable vehicles.

Obviously, you want your car to look its best before you officially put it on the market. Therefore, you will need to spend some money in order to accomplish this. You should have the car professionally detailed so that there is not one speck of dirt anywhere inside the car. You need the interior to look absolutely flawless like the day that it rolled off the assembly line. This will impress potential buyers and get them to offer a considerable amount of money.

  1. Take the car to a reputable auction company.

There are many good auction companies that regularly get very good prices for their clients who are selling vintages cars. Selling your valuable vehicle at an auction will expose it to buyers from around the world. You will have many more people interested in buying it than if you simply tried to sell it online. You want to generate publicity if your are trying to sell a valuable car. An auction house can get the word out that your car is going up for sale. This will ultimately make your selling price a lot higher in the long run.

  1. Contact companies that specialize in purchasing classic cars that are valuable.

You should go online and look for vintage car dealers. These are companies that seek out very valuable cars for wealthy clients all over the world. These companies have connections that people who are selling valuable cars can take advantage of. They are experts at matching up wealthy buyers with the exact vehicles they are looking for. They have the ability to find a buyer for your vintage car in a very short period of time.

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Which Expansion Strategies Should I Use To Optimize Company Growth? Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:42:17 +0000 Image result for Optimize Company Growth

Many business owners have reached a place in their professional life where they want to see their company undergo substantive growth. Whether this is the case because you’ve reached a plateau or simply know that your organization can become increasingly successful and sophisticated, now is the time to begin taking actions that will facilitate optimal company growth. Here are three expansion strategies that can help you make it happen:

  1. Utilize Online Reputation Management (ORM) Services.

One great expansion strategy you can implement to optimize company growth this year is utilizing online reputation management (ORM) services. ORM services are important because they help your organization retain a prestigious, positive image in the online domain. Note that there are many ORM strategies a team of digital marketing experts might employ to keep your organization thriving in the online domain. One is limiting the presence of negative feedback such as bad online reviews. Also note that ORM agencies can typically offer several other brand-building marketing services. Some of them might include email marketing, social media optimization, responsive web design, and search engine optimization.

  1. Implement Networking Strategies.

In addition to utilizing ORM strategies, make sure that you tap into the power of optimizing your networking efforts. This technique will empower you by ensuring that you are continually connecting with prospective clients and business partners in an exciting, effective manner. One of the best ways to take your networking skills to the next level is by taking a communications class. These classes prepare people to speak in a confident, clear, concise manner that enables them to convey meaning effectively. Once you take this type of class, you’ll likely find that you are able to share the power and purpose of your brand in a dynamic way that gets the listener excited about your product or service line.

  1. Periodically Update Your Company Equipment.

One final technique you can implement to optimize company growth is periodically updating your company equipment. Note that using outdated equipment can create a wide range of unwanted health and safety risks in the office environment. Also note that regularly replacing your old devices and machines with new equipment can contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the commercial setting in addition to reducing the risks of office-related mishaps. If your organization uses equipment like vacuum coating services, note that you can obtain the items you want from companies such as Vergason.

Get Ready For Growth!

If you’ve been wanting your business to grow for a long period of time, don’t procrastinate a moment longer. Instead, take action now so your company can experience substantive, ongoing expansion. Refer to the information offered in this quick reference guide to get your organization on the road to profound growth right now!

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