Cambridge Entrepreneur Academy https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cropped-C_Users_mark.m_AppData_Local_Packages_Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c_LocalState_6ace4629-ce93-4adb-95e2-7ac2da04bbf5-32x32.png Cambridge Entrepreneur Academy https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com 32 32 Posting Bail: How Does It Work? https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/posting-bail-how-does-it-work/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1950 If you are arrested for a crime, you can still be released while investigations are ongoing. If you are charged, you can be released on bail if the infraction is a bailable offense. It is a temporary state of freedom from incarceration until the case is resolved. If you commit a crime and get arrested, the crime …

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If you are arrested for a crime, you can still be released while investigations are ongoing. If you are charged, you can be released on bail if the infraction is a bailable offense. It is a temporary state of freedom from incarceration until the case is resolved.

If you commit a crime and get arrested, the crime or infraction will fall under either of these two classifications: bailable and non-bailable offense. Bail, specifically the amount of bail required, is decided by a judge.

What Is a Bailable Offense?

A bailable offense is where the defendants can secure release after the payment of bail as approved by the court. If you commit a crime that is regarded as a bailable offense, you can be detained or arrested without the warrant by the apprehending officer, or brought to court.

You are under the custody of a police officer during the proceeding at the bail court and may be released on bail after approval by the court. The judge or officer of the court, when he deems fit, can release the offender on a personal bond without the need of any surety. If the offense is bailable, the arrested individual must file a bail bond, and no further application is needed.

What Is the Bail Amount?

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The amount of bail paid works as an assurance or collateral that insures that the defendant will not abscond and will make himself available to law enforcement authorities for the continuing investigations and will appear to the court for trial.

Bail as a Right

The accused person has the right to be released on bail if the case falls under the bailable offenses, and it must be done in a timely manner so long as all requirements for your bail have been fully met. The authorities cannot refuse your release from detention or custody once these conditions have been met.

The authorities or police that come at the private place of any person to break up a party or bust is common practice. Police can enter the residence to search and seize any illegal articles connected to an offense. In this case, the police can come into your home if they have the basis to suspect that a crime is being committed and they have the evidence of the same.

In this case, you can complain and ask the officer:

  • In what authority or order they have come
  • If they have a search warrant to search your home and if there is, they must search your house in your presence
  • If they decide to take or seize anything you own, make sure you have a record of exactly what they are taking and sign a legal document to that effect

Generally, bail bonds can be issued for crimes that are not serious in nature. Bail bonds in Wake County, North Carolina provide that bail is a person’s right, and the arrested individual must be released after providing bail.

The moment bail is granted, it does not automatically mean that you are free from the criminal offense, however. You will remain a suspect and must appear before the court for any trial, which will eventually determine your criminal guilt or participation.

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Common Issues on the Integrity of Concrete Piles https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/common-issues-on-the-integrity-of-concrete-piles/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:32:26 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1942 Deficient concrete material is one of the common issues that cause integrity problem in bored pile construction. Some knowledge in possible causes of concrete pile deficiencies is necessary during pile testing resolution. During a non-destructive testing method, the resolution of the pile test result will be increased significantly to come up with the appropriate soil …

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Deficient concrete material is one of the common issues that cause integrity problem in bored pile construction. Some knowledge in possible causes of concrete pile deficiencies is necessary during pile testing resolution. During a non-destructive testing method, the resolution of the pile test result will be increased significantly to come up with the appropriate soil profiling, concrete quality, and length of the pile. Some major issues that must be considered when testing piles and analysing signals are:

Major Cracks

Major cracks in the concrete pile can affect its quality and reliability. These cracks can be due to poor construction or a result of damage in transportation and installation. Pile integrity inspection will give construction managers information on the presence of major cracks in the pile. It is reflected through acoustic waves used as it can show empty spaces between the concrete.

Major Voids

Void-filling forms also affect the quality and consistency of concrete piles. They affect the load-bearing capacity of the concrete piles. They also lessen the effective cross-sectional dimensions. Most pile integrity tests are not able to provide efficient information on the part of the pile that shows major voids or cracks underneath.

Soil Inclusions

concrete pile burried into the groundAnother common problem that affects the integrity of concrete piles is foreign material inclusions such as slurry and soil lumps. When these foreign materials are included in the body of the concrete pile, it can affect the integrity and deep foundations. A borehole wall slide can occur and potentially lead to gaps in the length of the concrete pile and impact its bearing capacity.  Using acoustic waves can be challenging when checking for soil inclusions because they might not properly show significant inclusions. On the other hand, sonic-echo integrity test might provide more efficient resort for this type of integrity issue.

Necking Issues

Necking issues in some concrete piles occur when there is a rapid change in the cross-section while the pile is cast in soft clay. Necking can cause serious integrity problems and affect the load-bearing capacity of piles. The main causes of necking in concrete piles include large water loss, the development of thick mud cake, soft clay in new holes, the improper distance between pile construction and bit size that wear excessively.

Bulging Issues

These are seen as a shape imperfection in concrete piles. They are the increase in the pile cross-section areas along the length of the pile. While bulging can increase the maximum pile load capacity, it is still considered as a defect and should be checked. Bulges may be caused by foreign materials in the concrete pile, too. Pile integrity testing will help effectively identify necking and bulging issues in concrete piles.

Concrete pile integrity and non-destructive tests are essential in checking for issues and problems that affect the load capacity of the piles. These piles need to pass several integrity checks to ensure that they are suitable for their specific use. Major accidents can happen if these concrete piles will not be checked for potential integrity issues.

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Powering Your Home with Renewable Energy https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/powering-your-home-with-renewable-energy/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 03:06:23 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1935 Using renewable energy to power your home is not just about trying to save the environment. It is, above all, as simple as trying to cut down on your electricity costs. Governments all over the world are offering tax incentives for people who prefer to install renewable sources of energy in their homes. If you’re …

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Using renewable energy to power your home is not just about trying to save the environment. It is, above all, as simple as trying to cut down on your electricity costs. Governments all over the world are offering tax incentives for people who prefer to install renewable sources of energy in their homes.

If you’re living in California, you may want to check if you need CAISO ADS or the California Independent System Operator Automated Dispatch System in integrating the source of renewable energy in your home. The system can execute complex plant control logic needed to reach the dispatch operating target in mere seconds. You need to find a renewable energy system that you understand or know how to control. You cannot simply overpower your home without understanding how to store the energy that a solar panel, for example, managed to harness. Control and the proper distribution of power are important in running a house fueled by renewable energy.

When you hear the term “alternative energy” or “renewable energy,” what comes to mind? Most homeowners would immediately think about solar panels. In the past decade, solar power has become more widely accepted because of its low cost and easy-to-understand metrics. In fact, you can see small solar panels being installed in appliances such as rechargeable lamps and fans, ovens, flashlights, and chargers. Solar panels have become ubiquitous that when you think about transitioning your home to a more environmentally sound source of energy, you think about solar power and nothing more. But there are several more sources of renewable energy that you can opt for your home.

Residential Wind Turbines

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You are all aware probably of massive wind turbines that go as high as buildings. Sometimes, you’ll find these turbines on top of buildings powered by green sources of energy. Think of this system but on a smaller scale. Your house can be powered by smaller wind turbines that harness wind energy. Depending on your location and the type of home system you have installed, you can see a return on investment from six to 30 years. While waiting for your ROI, you’ll see the value of your home increase while saving up on electricity costs.

Worried that you’re not living in a location with strong winds? You can have grid-connected turbines installed. When the wind turbine produces more power than your home needs, it brings that power back to the local utility grid. But when the wind turbine cannot meet the demands of your home, you have to draw extra power from the grid.

Hydropower

This depends on where your home is located. However, if you’re near a source of flowing water, you can have a hydropower generator installed. The generator will generate power from the stream of water diverted through a turbine. You can generate a lot of power if the water stream is strong. However, you cannot install this by yourself. You will need the help of professionals. Hydropower provides a reliable and steady stream of energy because it is not dependent on the weather, unlike solar and wind power.

Geothermal System

You can derive energy from the earth’s surface by installing geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The system can generate clean and renewable energy round the clock. It also requires a small environmental footprint to finish the process. A professional must first investigate your site for its specific geological, hydrological, and spatial characteristics to avoid potential problems.

All of these forms of technology can be used by themselves, combined, or in conjunction with the grid system. Choose the best one according to the environmental conditions of your site.

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Business Phone Systems: Establishing Connections https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/business-phone-systems-establishing-connections/ Sat, 01 Jun 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1913 The Internet is immensely dominating the world of business. Indeed, a multitude of innovative solutions for corporate ventures has been helping enterprises in many aspects of their operations, from customer service to project implementation. Social media and other online platforms are also being used extensively for advertising, marketing, and public relations. Granted, many consumers are …

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The Internet is immensely dominating the world of business. Indeed, a multitude of innovative solutions for corporate ventures has been helping enterprises in many aspects of their operations, from customer service to project implementation. Social media and other online platforms are also being used extensively for advertising, marketing, and public relations.

Granted, many consumers are now online. That makes it vital for businesses to establish a solid online presence. This way, consumers can contact them easily and conveniently. But, conventional modes of communication are still being used for contacting a business. In fact, 65% of consumers use a phone to contact a business. This is why businesses need efficient phone systems to communicate with both current and potential customers.

The Types of Phone Systems

The main factor to consider in selecting a telephone system is its operational needs. Take into account the cost, features, service efficiency, additional fees, reliability, flexibility, and ease of use of the system. There are three primary types of telephone systems: traditional, virtual, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

  • Traditional telephone systems are the phones you usually see on office desks. These are connected to the service through a phone jack.
  • Virtual phone systems utilize cloud technology to establish connections with mobile phones, computers, and traditional handsets.
  • VoIP phone systems have multiple similar features with traditional systems, but they’re more time-efficient and less costly. This is because you won’t be bothered with giving time and paying the fees of phone installation. VoIP uses high-speed Internet connection instead of a conventional phone line, plus customary hardware that makes it possible for employees to answer calls using their computers.

The Demand for Xorcom IP Phones

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If you’re looking for a versatile phone system, Xorcom IP phones offer a variety of models for different types of businesses. For instance, one of its many phone series provides high definition sound quality as well as a reliable and comprehensive set of VoIP features for enterprise desktops.

IP phones give superb sound quality and voice support in the speaker and handset of the system. These include traditional business features, such as call hold, pick-up, transfer, and park. Advanced operations are also available, such as caller ID, call recording, and a do-not-disturb feature. They also enable convenient call management by giving users “easy access to a variety of standard features via smart keys, such as voice messages, call log history, and contact list,” as reported by the Xorcom official website.

Phone systems are integral to the operations of different types of companies. If you’re a business owner who aims to select an initial system or upgrade to a more modernized model, it’s important to take note that complex systems and sophisticated features aren’t always the only factors to consider.

Before assessing the phone’s features, figure out the demands of your daily operations to determine what you need and what to avoid to save yourself from unnecessary fees, especially for features that you won’t use regularly. Create a list of options and consult your provider for assistance.

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The Rise of Employee Activism and What It Means for Companies https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/the-rise-of-employee-activism-and-what-it-means-for-companies/ Fri, 31 May 2019 13:16:50 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1927 Google employees filled the internet and news columns a few times recently, and it’s not because of promotions or award-winning achievements. In the last two years, the brand’s employees have staged several protests that touch on various issues: Trump’s immigration ban in 2017, Google’s mishandling of sexual allegations in 2018, and Google’s involvement in Pentagon …

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Google employees filled the internet and news columns a few times recently, and it’s not because of promotions or award-winning achievements. In the last two years, the brand’s employees have staged several protests that touch on various issues: Trump’s immigration ban in 2017, Google’s mishandling of sexual allegations in 2018, and Google’s involvement in Pentagon military AI program.

The latest in Google’s string of employee activism events happened earlier in May of 2019. Employees in various Google offices protested the company’s alleged acts of retaliation against employees who participated in last year’s walkouts over the sexual harassment claims. More than 200 employees participated in the New York sit-in and shared their experiences. The allegations ranged from withheld promotion and lowered salaries, among others.

The Rise of Employee Activism

2018 was the year employees of big tech companies – Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce – finally took their complaints to the streets. Employee activism is rising. It’s the collective power of employees to influence how a company runs under socio-political conditions. Apart from fair pay and benefits, competitive employee incentive programs, and a hazard-free work environment, workers now want more from their employers.

Employees in the tech industry have the impetus for finally finding their voice. The tight labor market in the country, coupled with the shortage of skilled workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field, has created an environment where employees can more easily voice their issues. They know that their talents are in demand, and they could find a new job elsewhere, so showing subversive behaviors against the company becomes less risky. This puts management at a disadvantage.

The rise of employee activism isn’t exclusive to the tech industry. The Public Affairs Council surveyed 92 companies across industries, including retail, manufacturing, and finance. In the data they gathered, 70 percent said that among all the stakeholders, employees had the most influence on a company’s decision making. This is notably higher than the figures for other stakeholder groups, like shareholders (36 percent), competitor and peer companies (33 percent), and customers (51 percent).

The Effect on Companies

Company employees

Throughout the years, companies have always employed external-facing strategies for stakeholder management, targeting mostly the customers, shareholders, and competitors. But the gaining speed and strength of staff unrest is an unexpected development, making organizations rethink their priorities.

The Business for Social Responsibility™ (BSR™) updated its Five-Step Approach to Stakeholder Management in April. It added the recent sustainability initiatives and developments in the human rights fields in the past eight years. One of the most crucial trends the BSR™ is monitoring the emergence of the workforce as a vocal and empowered stakeholder group with an undeniable power to affect a company’s reputation and strategy.

This only means that organizations can no longer sweep the pleas and urgent concerns of their employees under the rug. As more and more millennials and members of the Gen Z enter the workforce with their liberal ideals, the clamor for corporate values also gets stronger. Management must quickly reassess the business’s principles and morals to prevent backlash from employees and other shareholders.

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Leaving the Day Job: What to Do https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/leaving-the-day-job-what-to-do/ Thu, 30 May 2019 09:15:05 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1920 Getting a career may mean getting a day job. This is a pursuit that allows you to use your skills, build your network and hopefully climb the corporate ladder. But there are a lot of situations where people endure the vicissitudes of their day jobs. They feel stuck in their office. They feel chained to …

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Getting a career may mean getting a day job. This is a pursuit that allows you to use your skills, build your network and hopefully climb the corporate ladder. But there are a lot of situations where people endure the vicissitudes of their day jobs.

They feel stuck in their office. They feel chained to their desks. This might be because of reasons such as low pay, poor mentorship, toxic office environment or rude bosses.

You always have a choice. You can leave any time you want. However, this is easier said than done. There are a lot of considerations to take into account before leaving your day job—especially if you are finding it hard to uncouple yourself from your previous goals.

If you are serious about leaving your day job, you need to prepare yourself. The adjustments can be hard. You need to have new things to pursue. Here are some that you may consider.

Start a business

Many career people go into business when they leave their day jobs. This is especially true among C-level executives who have already established a network that will help them fulfill their goals. You can always start your small business, especially if the prospect has been in your mind for years. Now is the time to take the plunge.

However, there are some obstacles that you need to face when you want to be successful. If you want to further your chances, why don’t you consider buying a business in Utah with an established business model?

Go back to school

You may be thinking of finishing your degree or even taking a master’s degree. If you have enough savings or you are willing to pursue it alongside a part-time job, by all means, do it.

Time is short, and curriculums change faster than you expect. To save time, you can always consider enrolling at universities with online lectures. That way, you can pursue your studies at your convenience.

Pursue your passion

woman cooking

Pursuing your passion may sound like a trite piece of advice, but it always makes sense. As mentioned, life is short, so you have to do what makes you happy. Love painting? Pursue painting classes! If you love baking, try experimenting with ingredients until you come up with a delicious recipe.

But be practical when you are pursuing your passion; pick one or two where you will really excel. Be good at it that people pay you for it. Who knows, your passion may give you lucrative profit eventually.

Become a serious investor

There are some investment savvies who leave their day jobs to become full-time investors. This is a perfect choice if you want to make money work for you. But it takes experience, so those who have been doing it have an edge.

These are only some of the passions and pursuits that you may consider once you leave your day job. Note that the adjustment phase can be quite challenging, especially if you are transitioning from an emotionally taxing environment to a much more relaxed one.

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Snow Removal is More than Just Plowing Snow https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/snow-removal-is-more-than-just-plowing-snow/ Thu, 30 May 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1905 A light snowfall is one of the most pleasant sights one could ever see. The whiteness of the snow gradually falling on your landscape has a peaceful, relaxing effect. However, we also have full-on blizzards and snowstorms, and their aftermath on your landscape design will bring you nothing near tranquility. Taking out the snow can …

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A light snowfall is one of the most pleasant sights one could ever see. The whiteness of the snow gradually falling on your landscape has a peaceful, relaxing effect. However, we also have full-on blizzards and snowstorms, and their aftermath on your landscape design will bring you nothing near tranquility.

Taking out the snow can be a very vexing experience, and it can even lead to injury. For simple landscape designs, removing snow could be just shoveling out the driveway. For the more extravagant and intricate landscapes, commercial landscape services in Madison would also include snow removal services.

Snow Removal vs Simple Snow Plowing

The simple definition is that snow removal means you are actually taking out the snow from the site itself. Snow plowing is merely brushing the snow to the sides to make a clear path, like clearing out the driveway. The latter is can be done by an adult of average strength with a shovel. You will still have piles or walls of snow on the sides. Actual snow removal can be tricky and exhausting.

Snow removal is more often used in commercial settings. For businesses and buildings with sizable parking lots, they need to be free from snow. As they are a business, they do not want to waste any space just to store out the snow that was swept aside. They really need to remove the snow.

Snow removal is more applicable for urban lots, which usually consist of small properties. They may not have enough space to store the snow. Oftentimes, the driveway doubles as the parking lot so there really is free space to leave the snow lying around.

Since the snow has to be removed or transported out of the site, removal is more expensive than simple snow plowing.

Snow Plowing is usually practiced in middle scale residential settings in suburban neighborhoods. They are not as large as their pricier counterparts, but they usually have some room at the sides of the driveway. Snow plowing can be done by the residents but commercial landscapers also offer this service.

Complete Snow Removal and Management

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For the commercial landscapers, they may offer a package of complete snow removal or sometimes called snow management.  They may have additional services aside from clearing the driveway or walkway.

Application of deicing products to avoid the freezing of concrete surfaces which will be slippery. Deicing agents can be sand and salt but there are commercial chemical products specifically acetate which is less corrosive.

Snow removal on the roofs is also necessary, depending on the architecture of your home. If the accumulated snow could fall back on the cleared driveways and walkways, commercial landscapers can shovel them off and remove them. They can also clear the gutters and pipes in order to avoid clogging.

Snow management billing depends on the extent of work, but for commercial areas and large, intricate landscapes, they cannot afford to wait for the snow to melt in the spring. Snow removal and management are much different from mere snow plowing in terms of cost, so the decision rests on the property owner.

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Choosing Credit Card & Payment Processing Companies as a Loan Firm https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/choosing-credit-card-payment-processing-companies-as-a-loan-firm/ Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:52 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1897 This young generation of borrowers has adopted new payment technologies even in obtaining and repaying loans. That has made mobile payments among the main options that they go for. But now that you have already figured that out and are using mobile payments, how much more can you improve customer engagement for loans? Using credit …

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This young generation of borrowers has adopted new payment technologies even in obtaining and repaying loans. That has made mobile payments among the main options that they go for. But now that you have already figured that out and are using mobile payments, how much more can you improve customer engagement for loans?

Using credit cards. The next best viable option

As a small business loan company, accepting credit card payments is one of the strategies you can implement to increase your returns. Selling your loan packages has not been easy these past few years. So, it is time you changed your strategy to reach more customers. With a keen eye into this, you will notice that your competitors have been accepting credit cards among other payment methods. Therefore, to regain your competitive edge, this is not anything of an option. You ought to find a firm that offers such payment processing for loan companies. But, there is one hurdle here. How will you know which credit card and payment processing company to choose?

With these, you will make the right choice

Customer Support

Expanding your loans customer base can be quite a challenge when you work with a payment processing company that hardly responds on time to your queries. It is best that you consider working with one that prioritizes seamless communication. A company that is always there to handle the technical problems that you could run into with their credit card machines. A company that is has the right resources to address your billing issues on time. Additionally, they should explain the fees and other costs that you do not understand. Well, it might cost you more in subscription fees to enjoy such services, but you’d rather that than always having unreliable services at a lower cost.

Fees & Costs

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Among the most common fees in credit card and payment processing include interchange fees. These are fees that your payment processor pays to the bank that issues the credit card for the transaction that you process. Interchange fees can, however, vary depending on your type and size of transactions. Other fees to consider are the costs to cover monthly statements, setups and gateway access, and early termination.

If, as a loan company, you plan to use credit cards for your payments, do not just pick the credit card and payment processing company that you will land first. Due diligence here will demand that you conduct in-depth research to determine how well is their customer support. Also, list the fees that they charge for each of the services that they offer. On that, it is imperative that you inquire whether there are any hidden fees that you should be aware of. The more precise the figures will be, the more conclusive will be your budget. Besides, inquire about how long is their setup time to have a complete and functional system.

Most importantly, ensure the company specializes in credit card and payment processing for loan companies. You want a company with vast experience working with loan firms like yours so that they can address all potential payment processing issues and concerns that you could be having.

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“Ice Knowing You”: Different Types of Ice Cream You Should Know About https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/ice-knowing-you-different-types-of-ice-cream-you-should-know-about/ Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1884 When we talk about ice cream, you’d probably think of a comforting cold dome or a swirl of rich flavored cream sitting on top of a cone. Although, depending on where you are in the world, ice cream may look and taste quite different. In fact, the term “ice cream” differs in other countries and …

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When we talk about ice cream, you’d probably think of a comforting cold dome or a swirl of rich flavored cream sitting on top of a cone. Although, depending on where you are in the world, ice cream may look and taste quite different. In fact, the term “ice cream” differs in other countries and others use the terms “frozen custard”, “gelato” or “sorbet” when labeling what we usually know as ice cream. There are different types of ice cream all over the world, in fact, ice cream traces its origins with flavored ice back in Persia 500BC and its earlier iterations in 200 BC China as a frozen mixture of rice and milk.

But whether you’re a foodie in search of something new, an entrepreneur searching for ice cream franchise business opportunities, or a chef looking to expand your cooking skills, it’s always good to increase your culinary knowledge. So, let’s take a trip around the world to see the different iterations of everyone’s favorite dessert:

Soft Serve

Soft serve ice cream was created in the US back in the 30s and has become one of the classic and well-known iterations of ice cream. They’re less dense than the “scooped” ice cream we know of as air is introduced while the ingredients are frozen. To date, soft serve ice cream is being sold all over the world and is a staple in carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks. They are often required to be eaten quickly as they tend to melt fast, and aren’t prepackaged but served directly from the soft serve machine.

Rolled “Stir-Fried” Ice Cream

Fried ice cream served on white plate

Rolled-ice cream is popular and quite common in Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand and is done by “frying” a pre-mixed ice cream base and toppings (fruits and cookies) on a cold grill. After the ingredients freeze on the cold grill, they are pushed and “rolled” into a cylindrical shape with a spatula and is served in a cup with additional toppings.

Snow Cream

Snow cream is quite popular in Taiwan and is made by freezing cubes of milk and water then use a shaver to form it into thin strips of cold, creamy frozen milk, and is then served with chocolate syrup or condensed milk. These “shaved” ice cream are delicate and fluffy as fresh snow, hence the name.

Gelato

The Italian gelato is denser than American ice cream due to its lack of eggs, a higher volume of milk instead of cream, and slower churning process. This procedure and formulation lead to less air being incorporated, making it “harder” and richer.

Kulfi

Kulfi originates from India and could be best described as frozen custard. Unlike American ice cream, the ingredients in Kulfi are not whipped, which makes it denser and creamer. These creamy and rich delicacies are often served on a stick and traditionally come in mango, cardamom, rose, mango, pistachio, and saffron flavors.

Faloodeh

This Iranian dessert looks more like a noodle than the ice cream you’re used to seeing. They’re made of a semi-frozen noodle-shaped starch containing rose water and sugar. They’re often served with pistachios and lime juice and is served in coffee and ice cream shops in Iran.

Dondurma

Dondurma has recently gone viral due to videos of dondurma vendors doing tricks when they’re serving the dessert. Dondurma is Turkish ice cream made of salep (flour made from orchid) and mastic (sap from the mastic tree), giving it a chewy and almost taffy-like texture.

Conclusion

Each “incarnation” of ice cream in different parts of the world give a glimpse to both their culture and the available ingredients in that region. Although ice cream may have various iterations all over the world, they all have one thing in common: they’re comforting treats enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life.

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Family Business: Challenges and Best Practices for Fathers and Sons https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/family-business-challenges-and-best-practices-for-fathers-and-sons/ Fri, 17 May 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.cambridgeentrepreneuracademy.com/?p=1875 Family businesses are one of the cornerstones of the corporate world. May it be big corporations or small businesses started at home, there’s no denying that there’s power in running it with your loved ones. Some family businesses even last for centuries and continue to run and be passed down. A common setup is that …

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Family businesses are one of the cornerstones of the corporate world. May it be big corporations or small businesses started at home, there’s no denying that there’s power in running it with your loved ones. Some family businesses even last for centuries and continue to run and be passed down. A common setup is that of a father and son partnership.

The patriarch is the head of the company, and the son would go through an apprenticeship until he can master the trade and how it works. But, successful family businesses aren’t overnight sensations. There are certain elements that make it possible to work.

One of them is the cooperation of the two people, and here are some challenges that you may encounter as well as how to deal with them.

Separating Business from Family Matters

Even though you’re running your business as family members, conversation at work should be strictly about business. In the corporate world, your decisions are crucial and should rely more on facts and logic rather than emotion.

It’s important to look at each other as business partners once you decide to do meetings or make important decisions such as taking out a business loan in Singapore. This may be a tricky predicament for those who don’t have the mental and emotional fortitude.

Family relationships have been destroyed because of such problems, and that’s harder to fix than any other financial bankruptcy a company could ever face. Knowing what, when, and how to communicate are keys to being better at both home and business.

As father and son, you should be able to consider each other’s decisions and ideas with the good of the company in mind and not just because you’re family members.

Creating Plans and Goals

As an individual, you have your goals in life. As a business partner, your company or small business should also have goals and must be willing to achieve them. A father and son may find themselves with differing views on what those objectives should be as well as how to reach them.

If you’re in this situation, you should remember that sons don’t always act like their fathers and have a set of skills and talents other than what their parents have. The two of you should consider this variety as an advantage and capitalize on it through constant reinforcement and encouragement from each other.

Creating short-term goals with these in mind will help you retain consistency in reaching the long-term ones that will make your business grow.

Spending Quality Time Together

Quality time with family away from work environment

Talking about business all the time may compromise your family life, and that’s a problem for your work-life-home-life balance. Without that balance, stress may get the best of you and may lead to more problems that can ruin all that you and your son built.

Spend time outside of it once in a while and talk about your lives or even watch a game together. This is an opportunity for father and son bonding time that can strengthen your relations and create an even stronger foundation, whether it’s for the business or the family in general.

For fathers, their sons are the ones who will carry on the family legacy. For sons, their fathers are the people they need to prove themselves to.

While the business can be considered the lifeline, the family will still come first. It’s also important to realize that corporate and personal relationships can go hand in hand to ensure a life that’s comfortable and happy in the years to come.

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