I work as a landscaper, and have done for the last 10 years. I love it â€“ itâ€™s always been my dream job and Iâ€™m yet to have a bad day at work. I started my own landscaping business about 3 or 4 years ago and I havenâ€™t looked back since. Iâ€™m really proud of my work and I try to keep each new job or project completely original. However, credit where creditâ€™s due. A client whose work I was vying for told me that he went with another company in the end by the name of O2 Plant Walls. Iâ€™d never heard of them before, so I found them online and had a look at what they had to offer. I admit, I was very impressed â€“ these guys really knew their stuff. They created these vertical gardens which Iâ€™d never seen before, and they look unreal. The plants and flowers grow normally, but theyâ€™re installed vertically in a garden bed on an existing wall space. Theyâ€™re perfect for people who donâ€™t have much space in their yards, and I can see why theyâ€™re so popular. I love it when I find a company thatâ€™s as passionate about innovative landscaping like I am, and O2 Plant Walls are one of those companies.
When it came time for me to move out of home, I thought I was prepared. Not long after I turned 21, I landed a great new job in the city and decided it was a good time to move out of home and gain a bit of independence. I loved living with my family, but figured it was time to give it a shot on my own, plus it was far too far to travel for work from my current home. I started going to open days and rental inspections, and while they were all more or less within my budget, the bond was really going to hurt â€“ I didnâ€™t have a spare $4,000 on me! I couldâ€™ve asked mum and dad for a loan, but I really wanted to do everything by myself if possible so I looked around for an alternative. I came across a company by the name of Housing Bond Loans. These guys specialise in bond loans, which is a short term loan to cover the costs of moving into a rental property. Their terms are very flexible as they understand that covering the bond on a new place isnâ€™t easy, and they even let you pay the loan off early if you want to without penalising you for doing so. I applied online and had the money in my account the next morning, simple as that. It meant I could get the bond to the real estate company ASAP and secure the property ahead of everyone else.
I might be the brains behind my business, but putting all of my ideas and words in to eye catching graphic designs is not my forte.
I decided to test the waters with aÂ Brisbane based graphic designer and was absolutely blown away with the work that Tinker Creative produced.
I asked them to revamp my logo for my website and business cards and to come up with some creative images for upcoming events and the result was far better than anything that I could have dreamed of.
I was impressed from our initial meeting by the questions that were asked of me, and by the genuine interest to inject my business philosophy and vision into their creative graphic designs.
I love my new logo and I love Tinker Creative!
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There isnâ€™t much I consider better than a wine tour, at least until I found you could do one in a limo. Itâ€™s an idea so perfect I canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m only just hearing about them but I am excited to say we have one booked in for this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
Surgeons donâ€™t usually impress me and I have to deal with them a lot in my work. They can be rash and abrupt and rarely have much patience for the patients. Alex Yuen the surgeon is very capable and efficient but he is also a really great bloke with plenty of time for his patients. Read the rest of this entry »
When youâ€™re buying Canberra real estate you never know whose going to show up to the auction. You could be buying from a former treasurer or betting against a deputy this or that. They bring a lot of ego to the equation of course and it is really important to get great Canberra real estate advice because some of these guys spin yarns professionally. Read the rest of this entry »
I have a pretty good wine collection but itâ€™s been harder and harder to look after. I had it under the stairs and then as it grew I was keeping some in the garage but you need to watch the temperatures on the hot days and keep it off the floor in case of flooding. We had some tradies coming through the house and one point, and the gardener and the pool guy and bottles just started walking a bit. Read the rest of this entry »
Value is all about the bundle. I have my phone, internet and foxtel bundled, our mobilesâ€¦ I also bundle insurance wherever I can and The Insurance Quoter take care of our smsf & life insurance. Itâ€™s important to have SMSF insurance if you do manage your own fund, itâ€™s completely essential to have life insurance no matter what. Itâ€™s surprising how good smsf life insurance is and I feel good just knowing I’m doing the responsible thing for my family.
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We have been a pretty well known business over in NZ for a long time now but when you start operating out of a different destination, you need a local area marketing strategy. We tend to think of the Internet as a relatively global phenomenon and to an extent that is true. In many ways it is still broken down into local communities and what we found is that you do need to deal with SEO locally. Read the rest of this entry »
I love sharing new discoveries and great customer service experiences with friends and family, but Bonds Loan QLD are just so fantastic that I had to share it with the whole online community.Â Anyone in need of a bonds loan in Townsville deserves to know this not so secret little secret! We were in such a pickle moving houses and our bank loan approval hadnâ€™t come through in time so we contacted Bonds Loan QLD to see if they could get us the money in time. Read the rest of this entry »