Christmas Gifts and Presents For Sports Fans

Christmas is right around the corner, and finding gifts for everyone on your Christmas or Holiday Shopping List can sometimes be a daunting task. For those sports fans on your list we’ve got some very clever gift ideas such as the Ball Park Pen. These pens are not just pens that look sporty, these are pens made from the actual wooden seats of demolished ballpark stadiums.

Laser engraved with the stadium name and its years of existence, these handsome writing instruments are a piece of history that any sports fan would love, especially if you select their favorite stadium, or a stadium where they watched most games. There are also bottle openers and corkscrews made of the same wooden seats. It’ll be valued and kept forever by your favorite sports fan.

Other great presents for baseball fans or football fans include Stadium Cuff Links, again made from the seats of demolished stadiums, but coated in the original paint from the stadium and the stadium name engraved on the back. Or how about giving Ball Park Hammers with the name of their favorite NFL, MLB or College football team logo on it?

Great Christmas gifts or presents for sporting fanatics can also come in the form of signatures by famous athletes on numerous items such as The Derek Jeter signed 27th World Championship article in the New York Times (mounted and framed) or a Derek Jeter signed baseball of the 27th World Championship, encased in glass. And every sports man or sportswoman loves an autographed baseball jersey from their favorite player on their favorite team, complete with number and team colors. And autographed model sized NASCAR helmets are a big hit.

Autographed Newspaper Prints from the NY Times is always a great gift for a fan of all sports. Choosing the game that just knocked their socks off, that is autographed by team members, is a piece of memorabilia that every sports spectator would love to get their hands on.

From pictures to books, baseballs, footballs, basketballs… and everything in between, you may find that your sports fan friends and family are the easiest to buy for. There are so many items that represent the many teams and athletes that they love and admire. Be creative and unique with your gift giving and you are sure to get smiles and lots of thanks. Making your loved ones happy at Christmas is more fun than receiving gifts yourself. Look around for these great types of unique sports gifts and make them happy this year.

Presenting Your Business Professionally

It is of utmost importance to present your business as professionally and outstandingly at all times to the public. Potential customers will be looking for a professional business from the start making it your job to make sure that you present your reputation as such with the way you conduct business to the personnel you choose to employ.

If you do not accomplish this task then you run the risk of losing out on clients or customers before even being given a chance. An unprofessional appearance will cause them to look elsewhere for services. Poor presentation of your business can cause immediate and long term damage. Everything is taken into account with your professional appearance such as your location or even your letterhead.

You would not have a lot of confidence in a company whose place of business is falling apart or in need of a major repair. In the same sense, if you are using stationary and invoices that look amateur or have inefficient equipment/vehicles then your appearance is that you cannot achieve proper working conditions, thus reflecting poorly on your potential as a business.

If you want to stand any chance against other businesses it is very important to make these kinds of things priorities. Appearances may not be everything, but they are a considerably large factor in this sense. You may offer better services to your customer, but if they are greeted with a sloppy appearance they may be too wary to even extend the business relationship that far.

The same applies to your employees. If they look sloppy or unknowledgeable of the company and its services this puts a bad image in the customers mind and can also bring about damage. It is important for employees to take the extra step to impress the customer and keep them coming back.

It is near impossible for a new business starting out to stand a competition with a reputable business that has been around for many years. The new business needs to demonstrate its professionalism and confidence in its services or it is likely to fail within the first year.

In order to gain customers and clients it is important that the business owner is proud of their services and offerings. If you are pondering starting up a business of some type, these are important items to consider before you begin. Every new business just getting on its feet must strive to look and perform their best on a professional level. The above tips help take into play the possible success versus failure of your business.

Preparing the Perfect Tender – Part I – Presentation

How you resource and prepare your tender response is a crucial factor in presenting a winning tender. Once your company is in receipt of the tender documentation it must put into effect a dedicated tender strategy.

On receipt of the document start a timescale diary. Log the receipt date and the due date for return of the document. Based on these dates and any other date stated for a pre-tender meeting, set out your timetable for the stages of your response and appoint a tender manager with the authority to conscript assistance from other expertise with your company.

General Principles

The following general principles are suggested while preparing a tender response:

Presentation

It is important to ensure your tender response is clearly and precisely displayed.

Avoid handwritten presentations, even the nearest writer trends to lose clarity after a time.

Use a type size one point larger than the issuing authority’s document if possible. This displays your response clearly.

Normally correction made by the use of correction fluid (white fluid) are not acceptable to most of the organizations. Hence, tenderes should sign with date and stamp, all corrections and overwriting.

All signatures in tender document should be dated as well as the pages of all sections of tender document should be signed at the lower right hand corner whenever required in the tender paper by the tenderer or by a person holding power of attorney authorizing him to sign on behalf of the tenderer before submission of tender.

Prepare covers and covering letters depending on tender system and requirement of the tender. Make sure that you have enclosed right documents in right cover.