uh , .. it’s on my other blog .. no need to duplicate stuff but, a good “Heads Up” never hurts! See my post over at … the And You Retire Blog .. Reader’s Digest Version: Darren’s great, people wrote great lists, I submitted something great, contributors gets great traffic, and somehow in it all – there are some REALLY GREAT LISTS OF TIPS ETC in these! Follow the links on the great http://AndYouRETIRE.com blog :~
Heads up from A Small Business Blog Resource And Tips .. 08/24/2006 TIME magazine has announced their Top 50 websites. Winners are separated into 9 categories, surprisingly there is not a technology or business category. Many of this year’s choices are shining examples of Web 2.0: next-generation sites offering dynamic new ways to inform and entertain, sites with cutting-edge tools to create, consume, share or discuss all manners of media, from blog posts to video clips. 50 Coolest Websites I had fun surfing a few of these sites and seeing what the buzz is all about … and will surf [More]
I posted the following at http://The-Singers.com (I’m re-posting this entry on all of my sites in the HART-Empire Network) I’m looking for BANDS, PROMOTERS, REVIEWERS, and ANY MUSIC RELATED SITE that offers subscriptions via email … to provide me and this blog with periodic content updates via email. This could be … * news of up and coming concert dates .. * reviews of bands and their music * interest stories about the music industry and people in it * I’m open to suggests for other stuff .. What I am looking for is something like this … * Bands, [More]
My Notice to Reader currently looks something like this .. NOTICE TO READER I have compiled the balance sheet of [company name] as at [year end date] and the statement[s] of income and retained earnings [and of cash flows] for the year then ended from information provided by the company [or management or proprietor etc]. I have not audited, reviewed or otherwise attempted to verify the accuracy or completeness of such information. Accordingly I caution, that these financial statements may not be appropriate for the reader’s purposes. [my signature] [date] [location] Today .. in the “What’s New” section at the [More]
I get many pictures forwarded to me in my Email IN-BOX … Here’s some more interesting pictures that have come into my mailbox since the last time I did this .. and, if you’ve seen some of these before .. well .. you’re probably on the same CC: list! FEMALE I.T. EXPERTS THE LATEST IN KIDS DUMMIES IF YOU LAUGH – YOU ARE A BAD PERSON DRUGS – PLAIN AND SIMPLE IRISH WEATHER MACHINE NO ONE IS ABOVE SUSPICION NO WONDER THE WORLD IS IN DEEP SHIT BIKER IN A PLAYGROUND HMMMMMM PHILIPS – LIGHT MAKES THINGS BETTER WARN A [More]
This is Part (II) of two parts, because the original post seemed to be getting long. In Part (I), I had tried to identify some of the common difficulties that can arise and problems that can stir up during the bank reconciliation process. In this part, I will discuss ways in which I overcome each of those situations and provide you with some tips to help make reconciling your banks and cash accounts easier. Reconciling – Computer Cheques Firstly, I ask them to sort the cheques in numerical order when they get the cancelled cheques with their bank statement. Lately, [More]
This is interesting video that was forwarded to me in my Email .. It was quite fascinating, so I tossed it up onto my YouTube account .. It’s about the Lake Peigneur Disaster on November 21, 1980 The lake was previously an eleven foot shallow fresh-water lake until an unusual man-made incident on November 21, 1980. At that time, Diamond Crystal Salt Company operated the Jefferson Island salt mine under the lake while a Texaco oil rig was drilling down from the surface of the lake. ….. A resultant whirlpool sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees and [More]
I’ve added a neat .pps to my Powerpoint entry .. HERE In case you are lazy and just want to see it from this post (although there are a lot of neat powerpoint slideshows on the above post) .. here it is… All About The Alberta Oilsands Added August 15, 2006 http://www.1800HART.com/media/Alberta_Oilsands_Facts.ppt Enjoy!
I get many pictures forwarded to me in my Email IN-BOX … Here’s some of my favorites for the past few weeks .. If you’ve seen some of these before .. well .. you’re probably on my CC: list! How Do You Cut A Bridge In Half? I Got A Ton Of Maple Leaf Pictures but This Was The Best You Always Need A Redneck Picture In The Lot
One For The FUTURE … One For The NOW … MORE: at HART-Empire Network
Well .. I started the 1-800-HART Coffee Club just over a year ago last Friday .. on August 5, 2005 … (see THIS post) .. where I stated: There are two options. Single Cup of Coffee – This is a one time purchase of $1.82 CDN to show your appreciation for all my hard work, or favorite stories, business assistance, HART’s bookmarks, or just because you like me! —-> If you buy me a cup of coffee, I will link you under the newly created “SINGLE COFFEE CLUB” heading at the BOTTOM of my page in the sidebar. A Cup [More]
EGADS … sometimes I get SICK of reading all the tips out there on websites .. in blogs .. reading their lists .. their top ten picks .. etc etc .. Most are purely written because some ‘bloggers’ suggest to others that people really want to read tips and lists (do we have a short attention span?) .. and it will increase traffic. Y E T … I’ve been quite fascinated with this site: Sound Money Tips … so, I guess I will make my own list.. since .. It’s got tips on everything! TOP 13 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD [More]
Round #1 – The “Battling” Series of Blogs Battling-Addiction.com Battling-Cancer.com Battling-Depression.com Battling-HeartandStroke.com Battling-MS.com Battling-Obesity.com Battling-Schizophrenia.com Battling-Stress.com “Battling” Series – Forums The “Battling” series of blogs were created out of personal reasons. It was to be a joint “health and fitness” section with postings from the two existing members of the HART-Empire Network. Ruth’s husband is battling with Multiple Sclerosis. My mother-in-law was battling with cancer (and eventually passed away May 26, 2006). My brother is schizophrenic. We all battle stress and obesity. My father had stokes in 2000 and also has diabetes and heart attacks and strokes are a risk [More]
You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post .. you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” [More]
CTV.ca | Manitoba tornado called worst in 70 years Sad. Quite Sad. We crossed the path less than 24 hours earlier, coming home from Victoria Beach, Manitoba early. I know businesses out in the Lac du Bonnet and Pointe Du Bois area that I hope are okay and have no serious damage or casualties. Does anybody have any pictures? I will post them in here and in my gallery if you send them to me .. at… hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com
My brother does not have the ability to have high-speed internet access at his location, so we were checking out options. He ended up choosing Netscape Internet Services from Netscape.ca … Unlimited accellerated dial-up service for $18.95 plus taxes. As a birthday present last May 2006, I offered to sponsor him 1-2 months of access on my credit card and then he will be reimbursing me cash every month for the access. My hopes were to be able to keep in touch via email and to give him access online to help assist me with the CurlingBlog.com development – which [More]
From My Bloglines If you hadn’t noticed, I use and prefer to use Bloglines as my online RSS feed reader. I haven’t been at the site since at least before July 28th, so I’m slowly catching up what’s out there since I got back. There’s a lot! Here’s something else that caught my eye. The AllBusiness.com – Home-Based Business Articles site writes about the Top 10 Mistakes Home-Based Business Owners Make. Seems like sound advice, even if you don’t think it’s a mistake! I thought I would jot down a few thoughts how each relates to my own business, as [More]
Hey Other Adsense Users! Found a nifty little software utility today … (from catching up on my unread Blogline feeds and a heads up from Dominic Foster’s Accidental Entrepreneur blog). It’s called: AdSenseLOG – from Metalgrass Software. “a tool for checking and analyzing your Adsense ads data (Content, Search, Custom/URL channels and Referrals). This tool is aimed at site owners who use Adsense in their sites. It comes with a lot of features .. but, what caught my attention to this utility tool – is it’s price. I currently fall in the “FREE” Version and, if it’s any good I [More]
Whew! Time spent: Without Internet Access GONE: Friday July 28, 2006 around 8pm BACK: Friday August 4, 2006 around 4pm Yes .. I really do get about 474.4285714238 emails every day – on average! I will need a weekend to go through all of these emails .. most were caught by my Spamnix and filters and ended up in my JUNK folder … if you have emailed me and I have not yet responded by next Tuesday the 8th .. please resend! PS: * I am still on holidays ‘officially’ until and including August 7, 2006 .. while my wife [More]
News Release Alert: Canada Revenue Agency warns of abusive investment scheme The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning investors not to participate in an ongoing tax shelter arrangement being marketed by certain promoters identifying themselves as representatives of investment clubs or associations. This scheme is skillfully presented to individual investors and often appears legitimate. Typically: 1) A promoter approaches you with an opportunity to invest in what appear to be high-yield offshore investments. 2) To participate, you may be required to become a member of an investment club, enter into a formal agreement, and pay a one-time fee and an [More]
News release Canada Revenue Agency and the IRS unravel cross-border tax scheme OTTAWA, ONTARIO, August 3, 2006 — Officials of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced significant progress in unraveling an abusive cross-border tax scheme. This effort stems from leads and information first developed by the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC). The scheme involves hundreds of taxpayers and tens of millions of dollars in improper deductions and unreported income from retirement account withdrawals. Canadian and U.S. promoters have been marketing the scheme on both sides of the border to [More]
I’ll be putting up some more beach pictures today … But, saw this product and thought – what a great invention! At the beach, where there is about a mile of hot sandy white sand .. there are about 50 umbrellas blocking the heat and effects of our Sunny Manitoba Weather up here in the Great White North at Victoria Beach area … The Claim: Set-up in 2 seconds .. Folds up in 5 seconds Watch how easy it is to fold up! http://bmgopen.com/beachtent-flash/flash.swf (Ain’t that something?)
I normally try to leave my clients out of this blog .. but something happened today that, in my opinion, makes a good learning example of what NOT to do – when filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) Returns. In my client’s case, the company is a monthly filer. For monthly GST filers, the return for the current month has to be filed by the end of the following month. It’s pretty much the same for quarterly GST filers, where the return for the 3 months of the last fiscal quarter is due by the end of the following month. [More]
I recently picked up a new monthly account and my client asked me the following two questions .. (1) What do you need to get each month? (2) What do I get back from you each month? I pretty much explained it to be similar to what you will read below the fold. If this type of stuff interests you, you can hit MORE to continue .. or go to the next post upwards!
I’ve added a neat .pps to my Powerpoint entry .. HERE In case you are lazy and just want to see it from this post (although there are a lot of neat powerpoint slideshows on the above post) .. here it is… Not your every day’s pics Added July 13, 2006 http://www.1800HART.com/media/farkl_kareler.pps Did They Mean That? http://www.1800HART.com/media/DIDTHEYMEANTHAT.pps Enjoy!
I am currently away from the office, in my absence your emails will be handled as follows: (you’ll have to click it to expand it – to get the full animated effect)
Geez .. It’s been up on the PetLvr Community Calendar for a year now … I bought myself a birthday present last weekend in anticipation! Don’t worry – I sent myself a FREE PETLVR E-GREETING CARD July 11th … another year already? Awww. the years seem to go quite fast since I’ve been counting backwards since my 33rd birthday .. but, it sure feels good to be 23 again! :p So, I thought I would just play some appropriate songs today. Arrogant Worms – The Happy Birthday Song [audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/worms-birthday.mp3] The Beatles – Happy Birthday [audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/beatles-birthday.mp3] Uriah Heep – The Magician’s [More]
You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post .. you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” [More]
You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post .. you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” [More]
It sure took me a long time .. but that’s how it usually is with me. Something I can tolerate, and other things just start to bother me and I have to do something about it. Today, I am talking about those square box borders around all the images in this blog and even on the smilies! BEFORE: Well .. used to tolerate it .. but this morning I finally decided that it “irks” me – and I should fix this. It was a simple fix, as you can see … AFTER: HOW DID I DO IT? I just added [More]