Wednesday, September 20, 2017
When releasing the HAIBIKE SDURO, Haibike wanted to reach out mainly to young, sporty riders. For the new season the Haibike SDURO AllMtn has been given a new Yamaha PW-X-motor and a slightly more aggressive geometry, featuring a longer frame and shorter chainstays. A small, stem-integrated screen displays all of the settings and crucial info. With a more than reasonable price, the SDURO AllMtn 7.0 offers pretty much everything we could ask from a modern E-Mountainbike. Chunky Schwalbe Nobby Nic Plus tires with reinforced Apex sidewalls provide a great amount of traction and the FOX Performance suspension combo delivers impeccable control and top riding comfort.
One light touch on the cranks and the new Yamaha PW-X-motor fires up in all its majesty. The Zero Cadence-setting provides loads of power from the first pulse on the pedal. There are a total of five support-levels to choose from, of which the lower two feel rather weak. We ended up sticking to support-level 3 most of the time, which encouraged the bike to climb eagerly.
The sitting position is centred and the elevated ground clearance allows mastery of even the mosttechnical sections without breaking a sweat. One clear drawback is the 2 speed-drive, which struggles to shift into the little cog when under load. The bike feels nicely balanced and refreshingly stable in corners, but somehow still a little clumsy and lazy despite the short chainstays. The high bottom bracket makes you feel as though you are standing on top of the bike rather than in the bike. The manufacturer justifies this choice with one rather relevant safety measure– crank clearance- a good reason to compromise handling qualities a little, at least in their opinion. The rear-end feels relatively linear and likes digging deep into its travel. This translates into a comfortable ride, maybe a tad too tame for more aggressive riders.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Becoming an entrepreneur is a worthwhile endeavor. The desire to start your own small business is both admirable and terrifying simultaneously. If you don’t know what you are getting yourself into, you could be looking at a lot of disappointment in the future. However, if you are willing to take the risks and steps necessary to learn how to start a small business, there is the potential for great personal satisfaction.
Before you choose to go on this journey you should ensure that your business idea is solid. You cannot start a small business based on what you see everyone else doing. When the market is flooded with people selling baseball caps, opening up another hat shop is not a good idea. Planning a small business takes both knowledge and common sense. You will need to research how viable your idea will be in the marketplace.
Adam Khafif offers some phenomenal advice. He says, “Whatever you choose to pursue, make sure your customers and supporters feel valued at the end of the exchange.” Your business has to add value to the community if you want it to be successful. And, if you are truly serious about this endeavor, you will need to follow these 20 steps to starting a successful small business.
We are not trying to make the list a simple procedure because running your own business is anything but easy. However, we do want you to go at this endeavor as well informed and prepared as possible. Do not skip any of the steps we have laid out for you here:
- Understand the market. The truth is, the “next big thing” is probably not what you are going to create. Instead, understand the type of job you want to do and then research the market to see if your career desire can fill a need in your area. Don’t try to chase money. Instead, choose to sell the things you love.
- Write a business plan. These can be elaborate or simple. Just be certain that you answer some invaluable questions when you create the plan. The questions include:
- What’s your vision?
- What’s your mission?
- What are your objectives?
- What strategies will you employ to reach them?
- What’s the action plan?
Monday, March 27, 2017
Unless you’re a professional graphic designer in addition to having your own business, you are strongly advised to find and hire a graphic designer for your business’ web page. The millennial generation reached preadolescence at a time when the Internet was beginning to be used for college classes, games, and businesses. This was the beginning of Internet literacy as a necessity for those living in developed societies. Today, having a web page is commonplace. But having a page alone is not what will help your business grow to any extent. You must find a way to make your page stand out, and stick in consumers’ minds.
Why Ignoring Website Graphic Design Is Bad for Business
Your website is one giant advertisement for your business. Poor site design does not represent your brand well. This leads to lower customer traffic; and, in turn, less business. A mediocre site design will likely require regular revamping every few years. The time and cost of regular redesigning is not worth having a great design in the first place. Plus, it gives the public the impression that your business cannot afford a professional designer. An unfortunate image such as this is difficult to remove. Paying for quality design proves its usefulness many times over. One dynamite professional design will last far longer, and keeping it the same builds familiarity with your brand for your customers.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
To begin with, before you ever try to seek funding, you need to have a solid business plan. Your business plan is basically an outline of every detail about your business. It should explain what your business is and what it does. It should outline the financial plan for the first few years of the business. In addition, it should give details about the people running the business, the structure of the business, and its location. The plan should have explanations of the different business aspects, including marketing and human resources.