Sunday, July 15, 2018

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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Wikipedia defines a personal injury lawyer as a lawyer who provides legal services to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company, government agency or any entity. Personal injury lawyers tend to practice primarily in the area of law known as tort law. Examples of common personal injury claims include injuries from slip and fall accidents, traffic collisions, defective products, workplace injuries and professional malpractice.

If you or a family member have been in involved in an accident or have been injured in some way due to someone else’s carelessness or neglect, you are sure to be dealing with a number of questions right now. You may be wondering what to do about your medical expenses and loss of income? Or how to adjust to your change in circumstances for you, your spouse or family. And you may be wondering if you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your injuries? These are all questions that can prove to be very overwhelming during a time of tremendous stress and uncertainty.  If you or a family member are dealing with a situation like this you may need a personal injury attorney.

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Accidents happen every day, and you can never fully be prepared once the unthinkable occurs. As a wife of a sheriff deputy, I see and hear about the aftermath of these issues time and again. It's always stressful when the unknown occurs and you may not be in the right frame of mind to make beneficial decisions that could affect you and your family for a lifetime to come. LawInfo has published a list that may be helpful to anyone considering seeking the help of a personal injury attorney. These are the 5 benefits  they have compiled of hiring Personal Injury Lawyer:
  1. An Attorney Knows How Much Your Claim is Worth
  2. An Attorney Understands the Legal Process
  3. An Attorney Improves Your Odds
  4. An Attorney Is Motivated to Help You
  5. An Attorney Can Take Your Case to Trial
Injuries cost money, including time away from work and family, in addition to medical bills, and other complications that could last a lifetime. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Personal injury attorney, Hunter Law Group located in Tampa, Florida understands the merits of your case and are willing to be your advocate in handling the ever-changing legal system. I highly recommend contacting them today for any question concerning why you may need a personal injury lawyer in your corner. Remember we can't control when and where accidents happen but when they do you want a legal team that will do everything in their power to see you get all the benefits available.  
As always keep it southern Y'all!

Customer Churn, what you need to know

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You may be asking yourself what exactly is customer churn and how does it pertain to my company? It can also be known as customer turnover and it represents the number of customers who have unsubscribed from your product or service in a given time period. As a blogger, I see first hand the influence my opinion has in the marketplace via my readers and the interaction I have with them daily. According to wikipedia there is basically 2 types of customer churn that affect a business.
  • Voluntary churn occurs due to a decision by the customer to switch to another company or service provider.
  • Involuntary churn occurs due to circumstances such as a customer's relocation to a long-term care facility, death, or the relocation to a distant location.
In most applications, involuntary reasons for churn are excluded from the analytical models. Analysts tend to concentrate on voluntary churn, because it typically occurs due to factors of the company-customer relationship which companies control, such as how billing interactions are handled or how after-sales help is provided. Every business needs to attract new customers, but the value of retention is not to be underestimated. Having a loyal customer base that will offer word of mouth to a potential new fan base is also a great thing too. Understanding the wants and needs of the people you are marketing too and their ability to help you acquire new customers in today's influencer driven society.
  • According to Bain and Company, a 5% increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 75%.
  • Gartner Group statistics tell us that 80% of your company’s future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers.
  • According to Marketing Metrics it’s far easier to (about 50% easier) sell to existing customers than to brand new prospects.
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Reducing churn is incredibly important to all companies to retain their current customer base and to also attract potential customers. Understanding what it takes to keep your valued customers is the number one objective of any and all profitable businesses. It's the biggest factor in increasing revenue, a higher referral rate and increasing upsell. Even companies with the most recognized names in the industry employ teams dedicated to churn reduction for customer retention and growth. Make sure your customer success team is proactive about addressing -- and solving problems.

A recent article from HubSpot covers the 5 Reasons for Customer Churn Your Company Needs to Address. This includes but is not limited to the 5 items below:
  1. Lack of (or Zero) Engagement
  2. Poor Product-Market Fit
  3. Product Bugginess
  4. Difficult User Experience
  5. Lack of Proactive Support
How have you reduced churn at your own company? For more information on customer churn, I highly recommend checking out this article from UserIQ - Customer Churn – Mastering A Key SaaS Metric.

 As always keep it southern Y'all!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13

TRA-LA-LAAAA! I hope you all are haven't a wonderful summer! I don't know about your kids but my son is over the moon about Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13! Wade was thrilled to also receive this extra cool George Beard and Harold Hutchins Sock Puppets from a kit that DreamWorks. 

Making the sock puppets was a lot easier than I anticipated and something you can easily do with your kids. Just grab some of your favorite mismatched socks, some leg warmers, some felt, yard and buttons.

  1. Be sure to cut out the tongue and inner part of the mouth and glue them in.
  2. Create a mop of hair and glue it on
  3. Don’t forget to glue on those eyes!
  4. Now slide on the leg warmers for the character’s shirts and you’re ready to go
These puppets are a great project for summer and offer countless hours of imaginative playtime fun for all. They don't require much to make them, I'm sure you probably already have most of the items around your home already.

Get ready for a world of pranks, supervillains, and your favorite underwear-wielding superhero in the Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp. When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?

From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series is based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey that have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. Pilkey himself has praised the show saying "I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon...I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do.  Kids have been asking for more Captain Underpants books for years, and to me, it feels like we are getting brand-new books--- except they’re animated!"

DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants stars both established and emerging voice talent including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, "Stranger Things", The Goonies) as the series' narrator, Nat Faxon ("Ben and Kate", “Married") as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp, as well as young actors Jay Gragnani and Ramone Hamilton who voice best pals, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. The lively cast comes together to bring Pilkey's classic, fun-filled creation to life. Below is a link to both opening credits and artwork for the release.

From Executive Producer Peter Hastings

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, "Stranger Things") as The Narrator
Nat Faxon ("Ben and Kate", “Married") as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp
Jay Gragnani (“Bubble Guppies”) as George Beard
Ramone Hamilton (“Will & Grace”) as Harold Hutchins
David Koechner (Anchorman) as Mr. Meaner
Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons”, “VeggieTales in the House”) as Ms. Hurd
Laraine Newman (“DreamWorks Trollhunters”)as Ms. Tara Ribble
Stephen Root (“Barry”, “King of the Hill”) as Mr. Morty Fyde
Jorge Diaz (“Elena of Avalor”) as Melvin Sneedly
Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) as Melvin’s mom
Erica Lutrell (“Salvation”, “Steven Universe”) as Erica Wang
Dayci Brookshire (“Home Adventures with Tip & Oh”) as Jessica Gordon
Evan Kishiyama (“Mickey and the Roadster Racers”) as Steve “Gooch” Yamaguchi

About DreamWorks Animation Television:
DreamWorks Animation Television is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries.  Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 22 Emmy Awards since inception in 2013 and is home to such beloved series as Trollhunters, Spirit Riding Free, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Voltron Legendary Defender, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, Dragons Race to the Edge, All Hail King Julien and The Adventures of Puss in Boots. DreamWorks is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.