Cupcake Boxes Help With Presentation and Delivery

Spending the time to make and decorate cupcakes, only to have them destroyed while they are in transit can be devastating and a huge waste of your money. If you want to keep your cupcakes safe and have a great way to display them, then try using cupcake boxes the next time you make baked goods. Don’t let improper presentation keep your goodies from looking delectable, use the following tips to help you pick the best cupcake boxes for your event.

If you are planning on having individual cupcake servings, then single cupcake boxes with a window are a perfect match. Not only do they allow individuals to quickly grab their treat, but the window lets them see what they are choosing. This is extremely helpful if you are offering options to those who you are serving. Also, since they would be individually packaged, those you are serving will be able to eat their sweet treat on their own time.

You can also get beautifully decorated single cupcake boxes which are perfect for gifts. They come in bright colors for kids, sophisticated designs for weddings and other formal occasions and even themed ones for occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Mothers Day, Christmas and even Halloween.

If you are serving medium size crowds, then choose cupcake boxes that can hold up to 12 cupcakes with a window to allow you to view your creations easily. The windows ensure that everyone will be able to make an easy decision when they go to choose the treat they desire. This can also keep your cupcakes from being handled, as individuals will not have to sort through to find the one they want. Also, boxing them helps keep them safe while you are moving them.

If you are serving large groups of people, then cupcake boxes that can hold up to 24 cupcakes can help make moving and serving your cupcakes a breeze. Not only will you be able to quickly group flavors together, but choosing a box with a window will allow you to display your creations with flair, and can help you keep a count on how many treats are left.

The next time you are making cupcakes, try using cupcake boxes and see how they can be functional and offer a great way to display the treats you created. They will make your life easier, and be the highlight of your next event!

Past, Present or Future?

Which one are you more inclined to live in?

We all will have one that we are best at living in, and one we are not so good at living in.

Time was once described to me as “endless moments of now”. And that is true because as soon as we try to think about ‘this’ moment… no ‘this’ moment… no ‘this’ moment… it is gone. It’s in the past and that moment in the future you are looking forward to – well it just became now, and as now became the past you can see time really is a wonderful thing!

When I coach people, one of the codes I am listening for is their relationship to time. Are they living in the past? Living in the present? Or living for their future?

None are correct or incorrect, and my belief is we need to experience all three, but the danger comes when we tend to live in one or the other for too long.

For instance – people that spend too much time in the past. The advantage and disadvantage of living in the past, is that are you get to re-experience an event over and over and over again. Now if that experience is a powerful, emotional, exciting time, that fills you will confidence, strength, love and happiness – rock on, live there for a bit and then use those lessons and that emotion to bring into the present to create a compelling future.

The only thing is…

Most people don’t replay over and over and over the events in their past that made them smile. The replay the fears, the sadness, the failures, and they take that doubt, that fear and that sadness into the present, and believe that is what the future holds.

If living in the past is dictating your future, it’s time to get out.

You should be using your past for lessons and as reference points of success – that’s it.

For people that aren’t as good as living in the past, you need to make sure you are still remembering your successes. So for me – I have become an expert in putting the past away. What has happened has happened, and I never think about the past. This means if an event has been very upsetting or something bad has happened, I find it very easy to get over it – give me 48 hours and it’s all good. But that also means when I achieve big goals and have huge success, give me 48 hours and I have moved on and can barely remember it.

So yes – it is very useful to not waste energy on what has upset you in the past, but you need to still remember your success. To do this I have a success page where every month I need to write down all my successes and good memories on the past I want to remember. I also write down the lessons I need to remember that I learned from the bad. But the actual bad memories I make very small and fuzzy and let them go – I don’t need them

Then we have the people that live in the present. This is an awesome place to be. The advantage and disadvantage of living here is it is only about now. You are focused on what you are doing, nothing else matters, you are completely experiencing everything in the moment and fully immersing yourself in it, rather than letting your mind drift and thinking about the past or the future and not enjoying the present moment of now. A lot of us need to learn how to be more present when we are riding – only thinking about riding, not what to cook for dinner, or the work proposal, time with our friends, family and loved ones – we want to fully engage with the horse or your instructor rather than having our mind split thinking about something else. Staying present and in the moment is the best gift you can give someone… and yourself.

The dangers of only living here though, is you never plan or look toward the future. If you only think about the present you could be ruining your future. i.e. – if in the present I want a chocolate cake and I only think about the present and keep eating chocolate cake… in the future I will be regretting my past of chocolate cake. I see this with people who don’t like to look in the future, they hate goal setting as in the past they have been disappointed by their future. So they refuse to think about it, and only control what they believe they can control – which is the present.

And for everyone who lives in the future! Hi!! That’s where I live! And that’s because the future is shiny and new and exciting, and we are constantly working on how to make it better and more exciting and more wonderful – we forget to take time out and just enjoy the present, enjoy the moment that was the future which has become now, and is now in the past.

So wherever you are in your life right now, enjoy it! Enjoy the present as the quote goes – “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a gift: that’s why we call it – The Present.” — Unknown Author

Use the past – it has plenty to teach you, but don’t live there, what’s done is done and it cant be undone. Use the future plan what you want, and set goals so your future can be as compelling and as rich and as exciting as you can make it, and enjoy each and every passing moment of now. In balance of all three you will have the peace, love and excitement you want.

To Your Past, Present & Future Success!

How can you improve your Field Service Business?

Field Service Management (FSM) Software helps companies manage and optimize the business activities performed by field-based workers. These solutions are primarily used by companies that manufacture industrial products that require on-site services such as equipment deployment and maintenance, cleaning, repairs, and the like. Utility companies and service-oriented businesses that deliver, repair, and/or clean at a customer’s location also leverage FSM software.

Managers and supervisors use field service management software to assign workers to field work and track their progress. It is used by employees to find information about their jobs, report on their progress, and optimise the time and resources allotted to each job.

Field Service Management Software integrates with software solutions such as GIS software for location tracking, customer relationship management (CRM) software to find information about customers, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software or design software for technical specifications and instructions for maintenance and repairs.

To qualify for inclusion in the Field Service Management (FSM) category, a product must:

Provide features to dispatch workers based on the type of work, their availability, and customers’ physical locations. The software uses GPS data to show the whereabouts of each worker on a map view of the territories you operate in. Dispatchers use GPS data and a map display to assign routes to drivers and follow their progress while on the road. Dispatchers can monitor whether drivers are stalled on their route or running behind schedule and check in with them to change their routes and guarantee they arrive at their destination on time.
Include functionality to help managers prioritize fieldwork and optimize the human and material resources allocated to each job. Inventory control systems assist you in keeping track of inventory and providing you with the information you need to manage and control it. A system for identifying stock items and their information, such as barcode labels or asset tags; tools for scanning barcode labels or RFID tags; a central database for all inventory, with the ability to analyse data, generate reports, and forecast demand; and processes for labelling, documenting, and reporting inventory are all examples of inventory control systems.
Provide information to field workers on their tasks and how to achieve them. Field workers should be able to access all job and task information from anywhere, whether through a Mobile App or through a browser. This allows workers to concentrate on the job at hand and ensure that necessary work is completed in good time using checklists and digital forms.
Deliver dashboards and analytics for managers to track ongoing field activities and the performance of field workers. Performance reports on jobs, projects and employees can provide valuable insight into your strengths and weaknesses as a business. This allows you to focus on your shortcomings while expanding on your strengths, ensuring you stay ahead of your competitors and at the forefront of your business.

In conclusion, Field Management Software can give your business a massive jump in the right direction. It will allow you to cut costs and concentrate your efforts where they are most needed. This provides a great platform to increase revenue and profits, and ensures your customers remain happy with your service.