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New – Used Telephone Systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey #telephone #system, #pennsylvania, #new


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Tel-Comp Solutions is a Philadelphia based voice and data company specializing in the sales, installation servicing of telephone systems, business VoIP, and telephone and computer network cabling; with thousands of telephones and systems installed throughout the Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware regions. Our expertise combines the latest technology, comprehensive training, and years of professional engineered installations. The result is a highly functional, cost savings new office telephone system tailored specifically for your large or small business. With twenty-two years of experience, we have provided voice and data services to a variety of businesses.

Telephone System Provided Industries

Large and Small Business
Office, Retail
Automotive, Car Dealerships
Hospitality, Hotels
Nursing and Assisted Living
Medical, Hospital
Church, Schools
Law Office, Real Estate
Municipalities, Government
Warehouse and Distribution Centers
Professional Environments


Telephone System Installations
Cabling, Wiring ( Cat 3, Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a, Cat 6e, Cat 7 )
VoIP and IP Phone Systems
Digital PBX and Key Phone Systems
Voicemail, Call Centers
Call Accounting
Automatic Call Distribution ( ACD )
Video Conferencing
Wireless WAN Solutions
Voice and Data Managed Services
Commercial, Warehouse Paging
Remanufactured Telephones / Parts
Repair Telephones / Telephone System Parts

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There are several types of office phone systems that run on different technology platforms. They consist of VoIP, digital key or PBX, and analog. Before choosing the right telephone system for the heartbeat of your business, there are several factors to consider. Factors include how many telephones ( extensions ), business applications ( features ), existing or new infrastructure ( cabling, wiring ), and of course budget. The four types of telephone systems are Key KSU Less, KSU, PBX, and VoIP. Summary of Telephone System Types Key KSU Less This type of system is the most basic of all telephone systems available, more suited for a small business with 10 or less employees. KSU-less Read More.

One of the biggest backbones in any voice and data communication infrastructure is the network cabling needed. Research has shown that in many cases, improper cable connection and type of wire relate to many problematic errors and malfunctions in up to 50% of cable network infrastructures. Most all business communications rely on the network cable infrastructure for telephones and computers that communicate internally and to the outside world to conduct business. When connecting/installing any voice or data equipment, your cable network should be designed to provide the maximum performance for your phone or computer systems. Tel-Comp Solutions is a Read More.

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The digital and VoIP ( Voice Over Internet Protocol ) telephone systems are the main types of systems manufactured today! Although VoIP is receiving all the “hype” and is the newest technology platform, VoIP itself is only a new way to transport a call and not the way calls are processed! VoIP technology works by sending voice calls over the internet eliminating plain old telephone service ( POTS ) to make a call. Though calls can now be made over the internet, it does not eliminate the need for a phone service provider ( carriers ) to connect your voice calls to the outside Read More.

If you’re looking to add or replace telephone equipment to your existing telephone system, considering refurbished equipment may be an excellent cost effective choice! Like in most industries who offer refurbished (also known as reconditioned), remanufactured or just used equipment can save your business huge amounts of money and telephone equipment is no different. While many companies may offer such equipment at a discounted rate, the definition of refurbished equipment can vary company to company. From just untested used telephones and in a box with cosmetic and color damage to a complete reconditioning to as good as new Read More.

Areas Serviced

Pennsylvania ( PA )
Allentown, Ardmore, Bensalem, Bethlehem, Blue Bell, Broomall, Collegeville, Conshohocken, Downingtown, Drexel Hill, Exton, Harleysville, Hatboro, King of Prussia, Lansdale, Levittown, Malvern, Media, Norristown, North Wales, Paoli, Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Radnor, Reading, Royersford, Skippack, Souderton, Spring City, Valley Forge, Warrington, West Chester, Willow Grove

New Jersey ( NJ )
Bellmawr, Camden, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Glassboro, Gloucester City, Marlton, Moorestown, Palmyra, Pennsauken, Trenton, Turnersville, Woodbury

Delaware ( DE )
Wilmington and surrounding area

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Harrisburg Personal Injury Attorneys #attorneys #lancaster #pa


Freeburn Hamilton: Your Pennsylvania Accident, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident of any type, whether a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, dog bite, slip and fall, OR, if you ve been injured at work, protect your rights call the experienced personal injury and workers compensation attorneys at Freeburn Hamilton NOW! Insurance companies have teams of attorneys and adjusters who will start to work immediately to deny or minimize your claim. Protect your rights – talk to the experienced personal injury and workers compensation attorneys at Freeburn Hamilton. We are available 24/7. Click. or call the 7 s (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777. The call is FREE! and the call is CONFIDENTIAL. An experienced personal injury or workers compensation attorney will take the time to listen and explain your options.


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Freeburn Hamilton has the experience you need to get you the compensation you deserve. If you need a Pennsylvania personal injury or workers compensation attorney, CLICK. or CALL the 7 s (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777. We have represented many victims who have been seriously injured or killed due to a personal injury. Freeburn Hamilton is committed to providing you with excellent legal service in the pursuit of the maximum compensation permitted by law.

Contact us today for a FREE LEGAL EVALUATION. There is no obligation to use our services. Call 717-777-7777, (570) 777-7777 or fill out the contact form on our website to get started. We are available to help you and your loved ones 24/7. Please contact us at any time to find out if you have a case and to learn your legal rights.

The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to get in touch with us and see if we can help you. Keep in mind, contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established. And remember, there are time deadlines to file a claim, so don’t wait! Call us right now!

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Women – s Business Network (WBN) #business #schools #in #pittsburgh #pa


2017 WBN All Chapter Networking

On March 14, 2017, our Downtown Chapter sponsored the annual All Chapter Event at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. There were a total of 114 members and guests who attended. Attendees enjoyed refreshments, prizes and a wonderful presentation on Empowering Women: Past Present and Future. Speakers included Jo Luncher, Peggy Bianchi and Julia Kramer, as well as Renee Rose-Modrak as the evening emcee. The Cranberry Chapter won the table decorating contest and one lucky guest received a one year WBN membership. A 50/50 raffle was held with the proceeds donated to the WBN Service Project—Project Journey. An enjoyable and productive time was had by all.

Allegheny Valley:
Trish Thiel • Ambit Energy

Linda Peters • doTerra Essential Oils

Madeline Orfitelli • WesBanco Bank

Tamara Lecce • The Cocoa Exchange

Laurel Highlands:
Mary Ann Urban • Norwax

Barbara Calcagni • All About Thermography, LLC
Rachel King • ESBE Designs
Faith Sartori • Small Things Often
Tammy Schnur • Pruvit
Yvette Tobias • Tobias Auto Tag Notary LLC

North Hills:
Suzanne Sigler • Beautycounter

Julie McKinney • First Commonwealth Bank

Pittsburgh City East:
Bryn Basehore • PNC Bank

Joan Fulton • Send Out Cards
Katie Miller • Arbonne International

Maresa Novakovich • Daniel Novakovich Insurance Agency
Kehle Pelles • Ribbon Gifting Incentives
Sue Pelles • Pelles Heating Cooling Services, Inc.
Suzanne Sekula • Studio 312 Interiors

Shanaya Steave • Entice One

Rachael Olbeter • DoTerra Essential Oils

Laurel Highlands
Carol Barton • Direct Cellars

Shiloh Ryan • Visiting Angels

South Hills
Luch Cichon • Vistage Worldwide
Dusty Kalvon • First National Bank

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What is Malpractice? #malpractice #lawyer #pa


What is Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

  • A violation of the standard of care – The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.
  • An injury was caused by the negligence – For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. If there is an injury without negligence or negligence that did not cause an injury, there is no case.
  • The injury resulted in significant damages – Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Failure to recognize symptoms

Choose a Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, you should consult a Board Certified medical malpractice attorney .

ABPLA Board Certified medical malpractice attorneys are among the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country. Each Board Certified attorney must meet and exceed rigorous standards through Experience, Ethics, Education, Examination and Excellence in professional liability law.

What is Legal Malpractice?

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Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer commits an error, omission or breach of duty to the client or the justice system that results in a negative legal outcome or monetary loss for the client or a third party.

To be considered malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

  • There was a violation of the standard of professional conduct – The law acknowledges that there are certain legal standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable conduct. These standards of professional conduct are largely determined by the ethics rules of the state bar association. Attorneys have an obligation to their clients and the bar to operate within these standards. Clients have the right to expect attorneys will follow the law, behave in an ethical and honest manner, act in the best interests of their clients with integrity, diligence and good faith, and will execute their matters at a level of competency that protects their legal rights. Lawyers must also maintain and supply clients with full and detailed reports of all money and/or property handled for them. Finally, attorneys must not inflict damage on third parties through frivolous litigation or malicious prosecution. If it is determined that the standards of professional conduct have been violated, then negligence may be established.
  • The negligence caused a negative legal outcome – It is not sufficient that an attorney simply was negligent for a legal malpractice claim to be valid. The plaintiff must also prove that there were legal, monetary or other negative ramifications that were caused by the negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. There must be a direct causative link between a violation of the standard of professional conduct and the negative result.
  • The negligence resulted in significant damages – Legal malpractice lawsuits are expensive to litigate. For a case to be viable, the plaintiff must show significant damages that resulted from the negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To be worth pursuing, the plaintiff must show that the outcome resulted in losses far in excess of the amount of legal fees and expenses necessary to bring the action.

Examples of Lawyer Negligence

Attorney malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of legal negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Errors or omissions resulting in dismissal of a client’s case
  • Missing Statute of Limitations
  • Misappropriation of client funds
  • Billing fraud
  • Poorly written legal documents
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of attorney-client privilege
  • Abandonment of a client’s matter or lack of due diligence
  • Exerting undue influence adverse to the client’s interest
  • Improper legal advice
  • Malicious or frivolous litigation
  • Excessive litigation at the client’s expense
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Presenting false evidence
  • Malfeasance or dishonesty

Choose a Board Certified Legal Malpractice Attorney

If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of attorney malpractice, you should consult a Board Certified legal malpractice attorney .

ABPLA Board Certified legal negligence attorneys are among the best legal malpractice lawyers in the country. Each Board Certified attorney must meet and exceed rigorous standards through Experience, Ethics, Education, Examination and Excellence in professional liability law.

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Lemon Law – PA, NJ – NY #lemon #law,pa, #nj, #ny, #pennsylvania, #new #jersey,


Lemon Law Firm Serving PA, NJ NY

Driving a Lemon Car? Under the Lemon Law Act and the Federal Warranty Act, you have legal rights which may permit you to obtain one of the following: a new car, a full refund, or a partial refund for your defective car.

If your car is defective call 1-800-MY-LEMON (1-800-695-3666) for free lemon law help, or complete our submission form for a free case evaluation. There is no fee or cost to you for our services. All fees are paid by the manufacturer, and you pay nothing.

The Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Lemon Law Firm of David J. Gorberg Associates is one of the country’s largest and most successful lemon law firms. Our attorneys have provided free legal help to more than 22,000 thousand clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars.

We are proud to be one of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh’s most recognized, and successful lemon law firm offering the following:

  • Lemon law help throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York
  • Experienced lemon law attorneys appearing in courts throughout
    Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
  • The only lemon law lawyer named in the Top 100 Super Lawyers List for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia
  • No cost or fee to you for our lemon law service.
  • Four full service offices located in Ardmore, PA (Philadelphia area), Pittsburgh, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Buffalo, NY – serving all towns across PA, NJ, and NY

Lemon Law Help with No Fee or Cost To You!

The firm’s litigation philosophy and its approach to all lemon law cases is simple but effective, we strive to make a quick and efficient settlement for our clients, through cost free legal representation.

Complete our free online submission form or call us at:
800-MY-LEMON (1-800-695-3666) We evaluate your case, contact the manufacturer, and negotiate settlement for your lemon claim. You receive compensation, and the manufacturer pays our fees.

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Pennsylvania Car Insurance – Quotes, Coverage – Requirements #pennsylvania #car #insurance, #pennsylvania, #car #insurance,


  • Get free quotes from the nation’s biggest auto insurance providers.
  • Over 94% of Americans qualify for lower rates.

Our goal is to give you the most up-to-date, accurate information about your state DMV’s processes. The date you see here reflects the most recent time we’ve verified this information with your state DMV. When they change something, we do, too!

Car Insurance in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Car Insurance

Pennsylvania car insurance laws ensure that residents have both Medical Benefits (or no-fault) coverage and Liability coverage. These requirements serve to fully protect PA drivers in case of an accident.

Learn more about PA auto insurance requirements, options, programs, and discounts.

Car Insurance Requirements

Pennsylvania law requires that all PA drivers hold BOTH:

  • Medical Benefits (no-fault) coverage.
  • Liability car insurance.

Medical Benefits

Pennsylvania is a no-fault state.

Your car insurance carrier will help pay for medical bills incurred by you or your passenger(s) after a car accident, regardless of which driver was determined “at fault.”

The minimum Medical Benefits coverage you must have in your car insurance policy is $5,000.

The main goal of no-fault insurance is to reduce the number of civil suits resulting from car accidents. When you purchase your insurance, you have two tort options.

The limited tort option allows you to sue for all medical costs resulting from a car accident. This option comes with a cheaper premium. but will limit your right to sue for pain and suffering. Essentially, you can only sue for your medical costs unless the injury is very severe.

The full tort option gives you an unrestricted right to sue for BOTH:

  • Medical costs.
  • Pain and suffering.

This option will raise the price of your premium.

Liability Coverage

While Pennsylvania is a no-fault state, you are still required to purchase liability insurance.

Liability coverage helps cover the costs of any victims’ injuries and damages that result from a car accident that you caused.

The following minimums apply:

Some car insurance carriers offer a single limit of $35,000; this covers the entire liability requirement.

Proof of Insurance

PA requires you to have proof of insurance with you while driving.

Proofs of insurance must be shown during traffic stops and may be requested when you register your car.

In Pennsylvania, acceptable forms of proof of insurance include:

  • An insurance ID card issued to you by your insurance carrier.
  • A copy of the declaration page from your policy.
  • An insurance binder.
  • A signed letter from your insurance company on their official letterhead.
  • A copy of your Pennsylvania Assigned Risk Plan application.

Insurance Violations

If the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) finds that you have driven your car without the required amount of insurance, or if you are pulled over for a traffic violation and have no car insurance, you may face the following consequences:

  • A minimum fine of $300.
  • 3-month suspension of your driver’s license and registration.
    • Once your suspensions are over, you will have to pay the following restoration fees:
      • Vehicle registration: $91.
  • Impoundment of your car.

If your car’s registration is suspended, NOBODY can legally drive it.

Optional PA Auto Coverage Types

When purchasing insurance, you’ll be given the option to buy higher limits on your medical benefits and liability coverage. You may also choose to buy the following optional types of auto insurance coverage.

  • Collision – This will help pay for accident-related damage to your car.
  • Comprehensive – This coverage type helps pay for damage to your car that resulted from an incident not involving a car collision (e.g. vandalism).
  • Uninsured – This coverage type helps pay your medical bills should you get into an accident with an uninsured driver.
  • Underinsured – This coverage will pay your medical expenses up to your limits that exceed the insurance coverage limits of a driver who caused an accident with you (the “at-fault” driver).
  • Rental car reimbursement .
  • Towing.
  • Funeral.

NOTE. Collision and comprehensive coverage policies are not required by Pennsylvania law. However, if your car is being financed or leased, the bank or finance company will require you to purchase these coverages.

Stacking Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage

If you have uninsured/underinsured coverage on multiple cars, you may have the option of stacking these policies. This would increase your coverage per accident by multiplying your uninsured/underinsured limits by the number of cars you have under your insurance plan.

While this option will increase the price of your premium, it does greatly increase your coverage limits.

Pennsylvania Assigned Risk Plan

Because car insurance is required in Pennsylvania, all licensed drivers are guaranteed access to auto insurance coverage.

However, note that individual car insurance companies do have the right to deny you coverage if they feel you are a high-risk driver.

If you are having a difficult time finding car insurance due to your high-risk driver status, you can purchase your insurance through the Pennsylvania Assigned Risk Plan.

All PA car insurance companies are required to accept applicants through the plan.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Assigned Risk Plan, call:

Determining Your Auto Insurance Rates in PA

When shopping for car insurance, several factors go into determining the rates you see on your car insurance quotes. These factors include:

  • The limits of your coverage.
  • Any optional coverage you purchased.
  • Your deductible (the amount of your coverage you are responsible for paying).
    • The higher your deductible is, the lower your premium will be.
  • Your car’s make, model, and year.
  • Your driving record.
  • Your credit history.

Pennsylvania auto insurance companies are NOT allowed to use the following to determine your rates:

  • Age.
  • Race.
  • Religion.
  • Nationality or ethnic group.
  • Marital status.
  • Job.
  • Size of family.
  • Place of residence.

Pennsylvania Insurance Discounts

It is always smart to ask your car insurance company about discounts when shopping for insurance.

Most Pennsylvania car insurance companies offer discounts for the following:

  • Multiple policies.
  • Multiple cars.
  • Safety features (airbags).
  • Paid-in-full status.
  • Good driver status.
  • Good student status.

All of the above discounts will help lower your rates, but the best way to ensure affordable coverage is to drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

Most Stolen Cars in Pennsylvania

If you own a car that is highly targeted by thieves, you may have to pay higher car insurance rates.

The following is a list of the most stolen cars in Pennsylvania for 2013, according to www.nicb.org.

  1. Honda Accord.
  2. Honda Civic.
  3. Ford Pickup (Full Size).
  4. Toyota Camry.
  5. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee.
  6. Dodge Caravan.
  7. Chevrolet Impala.
  8. Nissan Altima.
  9. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size).
  10. Ford Explorer.

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Roofing Contractor in Lancaster, PA – The Exterior Company #lancaster #roofing, #lancaster #siding, #lancaster



A new roof can be an expensive and time-consuming project. Your choice of a contractor will play a key role in its success. The Exterior Company has built its reputation as a leading roofer for Lancaster homeowners in part due to our ability to deliver exceptional customer service on any project.

We are a partner to leading shingle manufacturers and offer a diverse selection of products for all homes and price points. We are a GAF Master Elite contractor and an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred shingle installer — certifications that place us among the most elite group of roofers in the country. We work closely with all major property insurance companies and are Haag certified to inspect and assess damage to residential and commercial roofs.

Our credentials are just one of the reasons why we’re a leader among Lancaster roofing contractors. To see what some of our previous customers are saying about their experience with us, read our Testimonials or check out our GuildQuality profile page.


A well-maintained roof is critical to keeping your home protected from the elements. Taking steps to fix problems when they arise will help you avoid a major repair that can be expensive and time-consuming to remediate.

If you start to notice curled, cracked or missing shingles, leaking inside the home or other signs of damage, give us a call right away. Our experienced technicians will diagnose the issue quickly and accurately, and they’ll provide you with a detailed repair plan.


Roofing forms the core of our business, but it’s not the only service we offer our clients. We also provide insulation. siding. gutters and spouting. windows and a wide range of other replacement and repair services. In everything we do, our goal is to maximize value for our customers while providing a seamless experience that minimizes stress.

Keep browsing our website to learn more about the various services we offer, or contact our Lancaster office directly for assistance.


Our mission is to provide the highest level of professionalism and customer service possible. In doing so, we bring clarity and organization to big jobs, and we deliver value on routine repairs and maintenance. Named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing roofing companies in the country, we have successfully raised our profile without compromising the level of service we deliver to our customers. Make us your first call when you need a roofing contractor in Lancaster or anywhere else in Central PA.

To request a consultation, get in touch today by phone or email.

“The Exterior Company did my work in a very timely manner, and I am very satisfied. I never had to worry about anything through the entire process. Erick Kline was very friendly, polite, and knowledgable. He answered any questions or concerns I had, and took care of it right away.”

“The Exterior Company did my work in a very timely manner, and I am very satisfied. I never had to worry about anything through the entire process. Erick Kline was very friendly, polite, and knowledgable. He answered any questions or concerns I had, and took care of it right away.”

Cheryl S.

“It was good quality work, done well and in a fashionable time. They always communicated and gave us updates on what was going on and when they would come out again.”

“It was good quality work, done well and in a fashionable time. They always communicated and gave us updates on what was going on and when they would come out again.”

Steve A

“The Exterior Company came recommended by a co-worker and I would recommend them myself and use them again. Erick was great to deal with and very responsive to concerns. As with any outside work, some flexibility due to weather is required, but other than that, everything was great.”

“The Exterior Company came recommended by a co-worker and I would recommend them myself and use them again. Erick was great to deal with and very responsive to concerns. As with any outside work, some flexibility due to weather is required, but other than that, everything was great.”

Matt L

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Lantz Slate Roof Repair – Roofing Contractors – Lancaster, PA #roofing #contractors #pa


A building’s integrity and durability begins with roofing. And when it comes to a quality roof that will last, an experienced roofer makes all the difference in the world.

Is it time for a new roof for your home or office? If so, then you owe it to yourself to go with the experts at Lantz Slate Roof Repair. Lantz Slate Roof Repair is truly unique. This outstanding company is thoroughly knowledgeable of the history and the use of slate as a roofing material on many older homes throughout Pennsylvania. Whether you are renovating an existing property or looking for a vintage look in the construction of a new home, Lantz Slate Roof Repair is the company to call !

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Small business loans in pa #small #business #loans #in #pa


With MetroAction s help, my business is thriving and I can meet all of my customers needs. LoriAnn Auto, Dalton, Lackawanna County

MetroAction s loan allowed me to achieve my business goal of improving health and educational outcomes for children in Northeastern PA and across the nation without any worries. Ed Connors, Innovative Educational Resources, LLC

MetroAction went the extra mile to help me get my business started and they ve continued to support my business and help it grow all along the way. Terri Barkowski and Janet McHale, Through Our Eyes, CDC

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What is business acumen and how do you get it? Practically Perfect PA #business

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What is business acumen and how do you get it?

September 9, 2013 December 29, 2015

Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I already know how to market via social media, I understand the world of events and I can create content fairly easily but prior to. oh I don t know a few weeks ago I knew very little about hybrid events. I would be able to tell you what a hybrid event was but very little else, now I have online event information seeping out of every pore (it isn t very pleasant!)

The reason I can bring myself up to speed so quickly is because I have spent 10 years working as an assistant and I have become very good at developing business acumen! I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. I had to understand all of this to support my boss effectively.

I think it is so very important for assistants to have good business acumen because without it I don t see how we can support our managers or move up the career ladder.

So what is business acumen?

I really like this definition of business acumen, it is from the Financial Times Lexicon :

In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business sense or business smarts . They are able to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognise the relevant options available for a solution, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion an implementation plan to get the job done.

So that sounds easy to achieve right? Erm no, I didn t think so either! Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Expanding your business acumen has to be constant.

Having strong business sense isn t easy to develop but it is incredibly important for an assistant to have. We support people that have very strong business acumen, they wouldn t be in the position they are in without it! How can we support them if we do not have an understanding of their business, their strategic objectives and the pressures they face on a daily basis? The difficulty is that a lot of organisations don t understand this need and do not offer assistants the opportunity to attend training courses or take time out of their day to build their business acumen. Many bosses do not see the potential in their assistants or the added bonus of having an assistant with a good knowledge of the business and what that means in terms of the extra support they would receive.

So how do we develop business acumen?

There are of course ways around this problem but it does mean that assistants will have to be particularly proactive in developing their own business acumen. Trust me though it is totally worth the effort!

Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? If so, well done! Ask that you attend training courses on the areas that you could improve, for example business finance or process management. If your manager is supportive then build business acumen improvement into your overall development plan and ensure you have an objective based on the wider business such as working on a cross departmental project.

Does your organisation have a graduate programme? If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. There was so much jargon and codes of conduct, especially when working with Lloyd s of London that I asked to attend an Introduction to Insurance course which was in-house and specifically for the new graduates. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn t cost my company a penny.

Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don t worry I don t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Not only does this help with your business knowledge it also gives you something to talk to your boss about, which is great when you don t have a lot in common.

This brings me to a really important point! Read everything. I love Julie Perrin s blog on business acumen for administrative professionals because it really goes into detail on what assistants should be reading and how to actually create the time to read. This is well worth the read, once you ve finished reading my blog obviously! Reading business material does not cost your company anything and I honestly think it helps enormously.

Do you take minutes at meetings? Again this is another fantastic way to increase your business acumen. In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. During the meetings I would really listen to what everyone was saying and take notes on anything I didn t understand so that I could research it later. I would also talk to the members during refreshment breaks and read all of the supporting documents along with their regular newsletters. Oh my goodness, by the end of the 4 years I worked in that role my knowledge of accountancy was extraordinary! I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn t actually an accountant (thank God!)

Lastly do you attend meetings with your manager? This task will bring you into contact with the company’s decision makers and you will be privy to their conversations and how they come to make decisions. Ensure you listen to these people. If you know why decisions are made in the company then you can start to make choices about your everyday work following the same strategy as the executive team. This will massively increase your knowledge and keep you focussed on improving your business acumen. When it comes to your review you can demonstrate to your manager that not only do you understand the company’s strategy but you are also implementing it into your own work by thinking strategically. This depth of knowledge will be impressive because they might not think you consider the bigger picture.

Understanding the bigger picture, where your boss fits into it and in turn how you can help support their goals is a fundamental requirement of a great assistant. Developing your business acumen will also give you a fantastic foundation and allow you to move up the career ladder and gain a well deserved promotion.

And the ability for both of you to exchange information easily online
makes your being in-house less of a need. Audit-ready books
also enable a company to make more knowledgeable decisions on a time-sensitive basis.
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