5 Pet Peeves to Avoid With Mascot Costumes

Whenever you see a mascot, you don’t realize just how difficult the job really is.

Mascots are an essential part of a baseball game, children’s event, a brand’s new store opening and the list goes on. But the person behind the mascot needs to know how to handle the costume.

Everything from ensuring you are safe in the costume to ensuring that you’re not being too overbearing on the public, the role of a mascot requires plenty of different rules, techniques, measures and other elements that will enhance your effectiveness. As soon as you put on your mascot costume, you will be a completely different character.

Here are five mascot costume don’ts to improve your performance:

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4 Recycling Initiatives to Introduce to Your Company

As a company you want to be eco-friendly and recognized for taking initiative to do your part for the environment and one of the best and easiest ways to achieve this is by recycling. While you cannot force your staff to recycle all suitable materials, you can make it easier by purchasing recycling stations and setting them up throughout the workplace.

Recycling stations look like garbage bins but are divided into streams according to material that can be recycled. Below are benefits to using recycling stations and reasons why you should consider them for your company.

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Manage Your Contacts: 4 Productivity Perks of CRM Software

Customer Relationship Management systems often seem like an unnecessary investment if you’re a small business owner. When your capital is limited, you need to make intelligent investments that bring direct value to your company. Customer Relationship Management software actually can actually benefit multiple departments in your business. This blog post goes over four ways a CRM can help your company, even as a small business.

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Knock On Wood: 4 Shopping Tips for Wooden Watch Buyers

In the last few years, there have been an increase in wood products that you would normally never associate with wood. Not only that, it has increased in popularity as well. Sunglasses, wallets and bow ties are just some of these products. They are very fashionable and pretty cool and the fashion conscious seem to have taken to these items.

The good thing about these products is that they are also good for the environment. One product worth mentioning are wooden watches. These are reliable, sustainable and nature-friendly and you can get one that will suit your personality. Here’s why you may want to consider getting a wooden watch.

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5 Tips to Improve Gift Wrapping Your Packages

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to talk about gift wrapping. To some, it is a hobby, and to others it is an art. To most, however, it is a true challenge every year. Whether you are wrapping a birthday present, giving a cherished loved one a present just because, or fulfilling those pesky office obligations during special occasions, gift wrapping is a useful skill to have in your wheelhouse. Let’s take a look at some useful tips to use on your next wrapping project.

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In the Case of Divorce… 6 Actions You Must NEVER Do

They say that the primary cause for divorce is marriage. OK, but seriously… A divorce can be emotionally overwhelming, immensely stressful and a hit to your pocketbook.

Divorces happen for a wide array of reasons. Everything from falling out of love to realizing that you made a mistake marrying the person – in some cases, especially south of the border, people are separating because they voted for a specific 2016 presidential candidates.

It can be a challenging issue, which is why it is important to seek the services of a divorce lawyer. These attorneys have seen and done it all: spouses who hate each other, spouses who are unsure if it is the right decision moving forward and spouses who happen to be parents. The most important aspect of a divorce is remaining calm at all possible times. Should you fail to compose yourself, then you only put yourself at jeopardy and prolong the agony.

Here are six things every divorce lawyer will tell you NOT to do:

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Beware of the Non-Compete Agreement: 5 Legal Guidelines to Educate Yourself

Upon gaining new employment, one of your first tasks is to complete the ample amount of paperwork the company will give you. Along with documents such as the employment contract, security clearances, you may also be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. Employers do not often give you the option to refuse to sign this non-compete agreement, however, this document can have a serious effect on your future employment. Before signing a non-compete agreement, it is important to understand what this document means and what are its repercussions.

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A Clean Record: 5 Tips to Lower Your Auto Insurance Premiums

Like most drivers out there, you are probably overpaying for auto insurance. You work hard to be a responsible, accident-free, ticket-free driver but your premiums remain high or they even increase on occasion. The insurance market is saturated with many insurance companies so the good news is you can always shop around for favourable auto insurance quotes.

Before you start to explore your different options and hastily re-sign with your current company or with a new one that does not give you the best possible quote, below are 5 steps you can take to lower your auto insurance and receive a quote you deserve and that fits your budget.

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Beware of Contracts: 5 Employment Law Tips Your Startup Needs to Know

No company is immune from employment law. Whether you’re a startup of a few or a corporation of a few thousand, every business needs to be well equipped to handle the law.

In recent years, employment law, especially in the province of Ontario, has slanted towards the employee’s favour. It can be extremely difficult for a company to successfully fight accusations or complaints that a business has violated a particular labour code.

When you’re a startup, however, it can be a tad harder to combat the government. You have finite resources and a smaller budget than a much larger company.

To avoid litigation in the future, you need to have an arsenal of information and possibly the help of an employment lawyer. This information can help you stay within the confines of the law as well as ensure you can operate your business without having to make considerable sacrifices.

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