The New Social Eating Revolution.

Its hailed as the next social eating revolution and is proving extremely popular, a new website has recently been launched where users can sign up to host dinner parties, users can either click to attend dinner parties or host them. There is no social connection between users and none of the people involved actually know each other and that is part of the website’s attraction. Many of the users who have already experienced a dinner party say it’s a great way to meet new people and sample their food.
The website has quite a simple approach, users sign up and can advertise their meal plan and how many people they are catering for, they set a meal price and then sit back and wait for the chairs to sell, once all the dinner places have sold, a date is set and the host prepares to entertain their guests. The meal plan can be anything you like and you can even ask your guests to bring a bottle or two.

The site is open to anyone and isn’t restricted to well established chef’s or Dinner Party experts, hard up Students can join and apply, there doesn’t seem to be any real barrier to attending Dinner Parties or Hosting them. Inspired by The (Come Dine With Me Revolution), its certainly proving a great way for people to meet others and sample different foods and the general feedback from the site so far is Positive.

The site WiFiFO has reportedly attracted £350000.00 worth of funding and aims to sign up 30000.00 UK Hosts. The emphasis is meeting New People and making some money at the same time. The site enables users to plan their meal option with emphasis on making a profit, if there are 6 places available at the table, you can set the price of each space. If you have a chair price of £10 and six spaces, this enables you £60 for the total overall meal price, its then up to you to make sure you purchase the ingredients within that budget whilst considering you want to make a profit. The site is reported to take a small percentage of your meal price which lowers as you host more meal nights. The popularity and the success of the site so far places more emphasis on providing great food and giving sign ups the chance to meet new people. If you are a student and want to meet new people whilst having a great cheap meal at the same time, WIFIFO is proving a great option.

The site will deduct a 10%-20% cut from your meal price, this may drop as a user gains more success. After the meal, guests can rate your food and company and hosts will receive rankings based on their success, other users can see these rankings. The host can also rate their guests which is visible to other users also. The site is proving extremely popular as a new innovative way to host a meal and meet new people and if you really want to make some money, it could be a great work from home business.

Energy Efficient Appliance Tax Credit Info Now Available to Manufacturers

Roundandbrownreview.info has unveiled insights into how manufacturers can save on their taxes by purchasing energy efficient appliances. There is an energy efficient appliance credit, modified and extended by the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2010. The actual energy credit applies to certain types of dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines, built after December 31, 2010, and is claimed with the general business credit for each type of appliance, according to the author.
The article highlights the credit per unit produced, based on the energy efficiency of the individual unit. This credit applies to the type, its energy efficiency level, and how much water it uses. Several applicable amounts are listed, per each individual appliance. These numbers can be used to figure out what amounts to enter and how the figure is calculated.

First, credit amounts for dishwashers are listed, based on kilowatt hours and how many gallons the appliance uses per cycle. The same is done for washing machines, with modified energy factor and water consumption being the primary factors in the actual tax exemption amount. For refrigerators, credit totals are based on energy saved and how this percentage compares to the 2001 energy conservation standards.

In addition, the article quickly explains factors such as eligible production, limitations, and how a control group is defined. The author also offers insights into verification, carryback/carryforward rules, and the effective date. Readers can also learn more about claiming the tax credit, and the perks of using a free tax refund calculator

How to Transition into a Digital Tracking Solution

Although we live in the digital age, there are still a lot of organizations that are weary about making the transition to using digital and mobile solutions to help run their businesses. Many of these organization are still relying on outdated paper based solutions and even RF (radio frequency) devices to manage their inventory and shipment tracking. These old systems require additional labour and work hours put into manual filing and paperwork that can slow down organizational efficiency and be costly for the business. In today’s world we have so much technology available at our fingertips that can help us with logistics management and organizational operations that it doesn’t make sense to anyone to not use it.
The big questions is, “How do I transition my business into the digital world?” And the answer to this question can vary from business to business, and from industry to industry, but there are several points that always remain the same.

Adapting your existing business model to a digital one can be difficult – there are a lot of moving parts that need to be aligned and this can take time, and require some additional tinkering to perfect. It can also be a costly venture off the start, but it will save your business a lot of time and money in the long run, so updating your logistics management system is crucial for businesses.

One key thing for anyone, who is looking to upgrade their systems is to capitalize on technology. Smartphones are universal today – everyone has one, and for the most part people are either using Android or IOS run phones. Business managers should look to seize this opportunity and integrate an app based logistics management solution that can help with their inventory and shipping needs.

One thing that all operations managers need to keep in mind when updating their TMS or other shipping management systems to a new digital platform is that it’s not just about replacing what you currently have, but about taking the opportunity to have your system take care of more tasks and help your business run more efficiently. It will take time and patience to fully adapt a new digital system in your business, but in the end it will pay itself back and your business will be better off for it.

Take-Off: MPs Agree Heathrow’s Third Runway Plan

In June 2018, after years of delays and environmental protests, MPs voted to allow Heathrow’s management company to add a third runway to the UK’s main transport hub. This is good news for the industry – but what does it mean for the independent courier?
The short answer is, it means MPs have decided to support small business owners in a challenging time for haulage and logistics. Job opportunities, new chances to make connections and competition for new business are just a few of the potential benefits that this move guarantees.

Why the change?

The UK’s Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, called Heathrow “full”; for him, “a clear path to our future as a global nation in the post-Brexit world” was to increase our biggest airport’s capacity. Logistics jobs in Europe are inevitably going to be harder to find and more difficult to arrange if the UK leaves the EU Customs Union – but with government commitments to reach out further to the likes of China, India and South America (all of which entail a plane to get goods to us), working smarter can yield great dividends. On top of this, the shift in recent years towards an online business model has seen even the smallest producers establishing ecommerce solutions to get their goods where they need to go.

Despite the selling points, lobbyists (chief among them, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson) and green campaigners held the plans up – which is understandable, as any increase in air traffic will also mean environmental impacts across the UK and further afield. But combined with many UK cities’ drives to increase air quality with Clean Air Zones, any increases in pollutant levels can be offset by cleaner cars and vans and smarter public transport. On balance, the benefits to business were seen as outweighing the negatives.

New Opportunities

The increase in plane traffic will mean a help for small business owners and larger firms alike. Especially as we withdraw from direct exchange with the EU, we need new ways to connect with partners further afield.

As seen with recent negotiations around a US free trade deal, businesses in the wider world are keen to increase their connectedness with the UK to pick up any deficits we incur exporting goods after Brexit. To ensure these gains are made, though, the government has recognised that an efficient, cost-effective air network is a crucial piece of the puzzle – helping hauliers in the UK connect with the business that is assuredly out there. A logistics job in itself.

In the coming years, developing economies and traditional partners like America and those in the Commonwealth will become all the more important. And, with China’s increasing presence on the global stage showing no signs of slowing down, a fresh look at freight traffic by plane is one way that couriers can make this new landscape across the industry work for them.

Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world’s largest neutral trading hub for same day jobs in the express freight exchange industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching any kind of logistic job with an available driver or operator. Over 5,300 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.