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Branding Your Business During Crisis

Building your brand even in the middle of crises is still necessary. In fact, it is critical because during hard times, people are looking for reliable products and services that can meet their needs to cope with the situation. During the pandemic, many businesses went down because of many reasons. However, there are also those who still thrive because they learn variety of lessons during the crisis. One of the most important lessons gained from the crisis is that how to brand your business with empathy and thoughtfulness. 

Branding Your Business During Crisis

How to brand your business during crisis

There are many aspects are affected by the crisis during the pandemic and one of them is branding. Many businesses start to use different approach in branding to gain more customers. And there are things you can do in branding your business during the crisis, no matter what kind of crisis it will be in the future.

Add a touch of humanity

As mentioned earlier that branding should be done with more empathy and thoughtfulness. Therefore, it is essential to add humanity to your brand. During crisis, many brands deliver heartfelt message and encouragement stating how ‘we are all in this together’. by adding humanity to your brand, you are more relatable to your customers. They feel closer to you and trust you as a company they can rely on during hard times. 

Offer real actions

It is also important to offer the real actions instead of just saying some encouraging words. This way, you still have something to offer to your customers. For example, you can offer discounts, provide valuable contents, arrange virtual classes, share valuable information, etc. Those are thoughtful and valuable actions to take which can benefit your customers. 

Clear and transparent

How to brand your business during crisis

Be clear and transparent with your branding. During crisis, many people are overwhelmed with information that can be true or false. Thus, be the one brand that they can trust by being careful in sharing information. You also have to be clear with what you offer. Avoid unnecessary marketing bluff or ‘salesy behavior’ because they are not suitable during crisis. Branding your business by focusing on your value and cut to the chase. 

Support the community

You can also boost your branding by supporting the community. You can support your local and online community during tough times. There are many things you can do such as offering free online courses and contents, making donations to those in need, and other supports you can give. However, make sure that you don’t brag or overly display your actions. Let your customers aware of your actions to support the community but make it as part of raising awareness as well.

Adjust to the market condition

Make some necessary adjustment to the market conditions. Make sure that you make your branding relevant to the current situation. Promotional message and any marketing conditions should appear in touch so your customers know that you recognize what is going on. Also, make sure to always prioritize your customers’ needs above anything else especially during crisis. It will result in impressive return on investment in the future for your business. 

Picking Up Dive Sites in Bali; What to Consider

Picking Up Dive Sites in Bali; What to Consider

This holiday, you decided to pursue your diving hobbies and go to Bali for some underwater adventures. The Island of God does not only offers immersing beauty of tropical beaches, green paddies, and stunning temples with thick cultural traditions that would make anyone in love. It’s also hides a marine paradise beneath its blue ocean. Bali is perfect for some leisure diving holiday; not only that you will be indulged with breathtaking sceneries down there, but you and your non-diver travel companion would also enjoy lots natural and cultural attractions on the island. Before you go, however, you might need to choose which Bali dive sites to go. This Island has tons of dive spots spread along the coastline! Unless you want to stay for two months to explore all dive sites in this island, you have to choose. Here’s our little guide to help you to choose. 

What is Your Interest? Choose Dive Sites in Bali Based on That!

What is Your Interest? Choose Dive Sites in Bali Based on That!

When we talk about Bali, we are talking about all kind of dive sites available on the island. From wreck to muck dive, you got it all. So, what are you looking for on this dive trip? Do you have wreck  dive on your wish list? Have you been wanting for some adventurous drift diving? Or perhaps you want to dive with some majestic animals, like the Manta Ray and Mola Mola? Know what you want. Then, you can align your wish list with the list of Bali dive sites here. 

How Long is Your Travel Time? 

Depend on how long you want to dive in Bali, you can predict how many dive sites you can explore during the trip. If you are only having a trip for a week, you either need to stay and focus at one area (staying at Amed or Tulamben, for example), or pick 10 – 12 dive sites throughout Bali to explore for the week. Consult with your dive centre to discuss the best amount of dive sites you can cram to the trip. 

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Do You Bring A Non-Diver Companion? 

Do You Bring A Non-Diver Companion?

Are you travelling with a non-diver partner or kids? Going on a dive trip with a non-diver travelling companion can greatly affect your choice of dive sites. First, you might have to limit to half the amount of possible dive sites for the trip. If you can dive 15 dive sites for a week of dive trip, you might want to reduce it to just 6 – 7 sites. You will need to spend at least half of your time going out with your family/ partner, right? Also, we won’t recommend somewhere remote like Menjangan or Gilimanuk, where there little entertainment for non-diving traveler. Stick to dive sites which is close to travel attractions like Tulamben, Amed, or Nusa Penida. 

What is Your Level? Pick Up Appropriate Bali Dive Sites for You

This is crucial. Every divers should know their limit and choose sites accordingly. Most dive sites in Bali are beginner friendly—divers with just beginner open water certification could dive easily. However, some sites like Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are well known for its currents, which only suitable for the experienced.

What You Wish You Know Before Going to A Surf Camp

It’s hard to not think about surfing when summer, beach, and waves are on the picture. Surfing is probably the coolest sport on the earth. It’s all about whirling in tropical destination, walking with sandy toes, staying by the beach, and paddling your surfboard to that thrilling waves while getting under the sun all day long. What’s not to love? However, anyone who has tried surfing know that’s it’s a challenging sport that need precise judgement and excellent body coordination and balance. Surfing is that kind of sport that you can’t simply learn by yourself. That’s why many surf camps are full booked around the summer. Everybody wants to be a cool surfer by the end of the summer. If going to a surf camp is on your bucket list this year, you would want to have known these things below. 

What You Wish You Know Before Going to A Surf Camp

Sometimes, Bikinis Are Not Enough for A Surf Camp

Yes, pro female surfers looks badass riding that waves in bikini. But that doesn’t mean you can copying her on surf camp lesson without getting a severe sunburn. Many beginners get fooled that bikinis and shorts are just enough for surfing. They think surfing is just like any other beach activity. Spoiler alert: it’s way more intense that your regular beach leisure. It’s a hard work and you are going to be in the water and under the sun, a lot. The water can get colder than the air, while prolonged exposure to the sun is a sure recipe for sunburn. So while shorts and bikini look good on the water, they can’t protect you against anything. 

That You Don’t Need to Be in A Rush to Buy Wet Suit

Some people just love to prepare the best for everything. While it’s good that you know that you’ll need wetsuit for surfing, you don’t actually need to buy it. Know that your surf camp will have a wide selection of wetsuit you can rent. You can take this as a chance to know which wet suits from which brands you really want before buying one. 

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That Surf Camp is Not All about Hitting the Water

You might think that surf camp is all about hitting the water and catching the waves. But surprisingly, you will spend mote time on the land than on the water. Before actually going to the water, you will learn every science you need to know about surfing. You will learn the correct body position on the surfboard which mostly done in the beach. Staying on the land is easier to practice surfer’s pop up motion and let your body remember it. On the land, you will learn about the tides, the wind, and which tides are suitable for beginners. So when it’s time for you to get into the water, you will have memorise all the position and science, and put your focus on balancing and catching the waves. 

That It’s Okay if You Don’t Get Up in the First Try

It’s okay. Most of us set a high expectation for ourselves when we come to a surf camp. We think it would be a waste if we can’t even stand up in surf board on the end of the first try. But actually, most of us don’t. It takes more than one try to finally be able to balancing your body and maintaining balance when you finally catch the waves. If you fall, that’s totally okay. Just get used to it and you’ll find your rhythm at the end.  

That Your Body Will Feel A Lot of Sore

Don’t get surprised if you wake up feeling sore at random places in the next day. That’s absolutely normal. Your arms will feel like jelly from all that paddling and your body feel sore from hitting the waves all the time yesterday. Pressing the body to surf board and maintaining the upward position might cause your hip bones to feel sore, too. Have a light yoga or stretching after waking up to help you relieve the muscle pain.  

Maintaining Healthy Relationship with Your Business Partner

Partnering in business is needed sometime when you are planning to expand your business and you need more support. However, finding perfect partner for business is not an easy feat either. It is hard to find a person that will click right away. Besides, every individual has their own differences driven by different personality, expertise, and knowledge. However, it is not impossible to find the right partner either. Once you find the right one, you need to nurture the relationship. Maintaining healthy business relationship is a challenge you and your partner need to work for.

How to maintain healthy business relationship?

Establishing healthy business relationship can be challenging in some ways due to differences here and there. Besides, there is personal factors that can get in the way and threaten your business relationship to strain. Being able to work well together in the long run needs well maintenance on both sides. Here are some tips you can follow.

Open and Effective Communication

Open, and effective communication is one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining healthy relationship. Clashes are inevitable sometimes because differences are unavoidable in some parts of your business. Different opinions or perspectives can lead to conflict if you cannot communicate it well. That’s why it is important to establish open, effective communication where you and your partner will avoid speaking with offensive words. You need to communicate with honest and do not be afraid to state what’s in your mind to find the best solution. It is easier said than done but truly worth it once it’s established.

Transparency is the Key

Maintain transparency to keep your business relationship healthy. You and your partner need to know that there is no lurking in the background. Lack of transparency will only lit the fire of distrust which can end up in straining your bond. Financial issue is one of the most common factors causing business relationship gone sour. However, it won’t happen to you if you have set transparency of everything related to the business from the start and keep it that way.

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Fair Equality

Remember that since this is business partnership, you need to address equality fairly. You and your partner needs to know each other roles and responsibilities regarding to the partnership you are involved in. when there is an imbalance of work ethic, it can create conflict because there will be a feeling of misplaced or mistreated. Equality is one of the most important ingredients for successful partnership in business.

Formal Agreements

It is important to make explicit clause regarding to the business relationship you both agreed on. Formal, written agreements are important to make. Within the agreements, you also need to state everything that needed to be addressed including the end of the relationship. That’s why it is important to choose business partner based on their expertise and knowledge. Do not use personal feeling or emotion in choosing business partner because it will make you less enthusiast to make formal, written agreement sue to excessive sense of trust. Healthy business relationship needs a strong foundation and clear clause from the start.

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Catering Bali

Your wedding in Bali is coming nearer by day, and we know how stressful it could be to handle it all. You are running to arrange everything—the venue, the gowns and the suits, the decoration vendor, and one of the most important thing, the wedding catering Bali. It’s going to consume a large part of your budget and you want it to be all worthy. So if you want every food issues to be perfect in the Big Day, make sure that you meet with every wedding catering vendor and only choose the best of them. Before you sign the deal, ask these five essential questions to every catering you meet. 

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Catering Bali

Has the Wedding Catering Bali Worked in Your Venue Before? 

A new venue could be a special challenge to a wedding caterer. If the wedding catering Bali has never worked in your designated venue, it’s important for them to see and figure out everything. They need to plan their cooking site, the electrify station, and everything. It’s going to be easier if the catering has previously worked in your venue before. 

What Does the Costs Cover? 

When you are meeting with the catering vendor, make sure what services is covered on their price. One thing that certain, the price of wedding catering Bali covers all the menus, each in fixed portions and quantities. Menus are sold in packages, containing main dishes, side dishes, refreshment, and drinks. The cost usually also covers linens, dish rentals (plates and other eating utensils), and serving ware (such as cake stands and serving spoons). 

It’s also important to asks what’s services is not included in their price. They might charge you extra for cake serving, champagne pouring, coffee services, and table decoration. When it concern the price, always go for details/ 

Does the Menu Flexible? 

The typical wedding catering Bali would let you sample their food and hear back your thought on that. When meeting with the catering vendor, see whether all the menu are fixed or is there’s any room for adjustment. Could you change half of the fresh sushi to fried sushi? Is it possible to request brownies for dessert? Some catering like to keep the menu as they are, some are willing to personalise. Neither of them is inferior to the other. It’s just a matter of preference and knowing your expectation, really. 

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Do the Wedding Catering Bali Also Handle the Table Settings?

Most Bali wedding catering packages also take care of the dish rentals, glassware, and the silverware. And that usually includes of setting up the tables before the event and clear them up afterwards. If your catering doesn’t do it but you are smitten with their menu, be prepared to communicate it with your decoration vendor. 

Will Be There Alternatives for Allergy and Vegan Menu? 

It’s important to be aware that your guests might have dietary restriction. Especially if you are having a private wedding party or inviting VIPs. Your catering vendor should come ready with this request. The more varied alternative menu they can provide, the better. Just make sure that you inform them in advance. 

Sea Attractions; Common Business Ideas at the Beach

Heading to the beach is one of the popular thing we are doing at the weekend or when we are traveling. And mostly, the popular the beach is, the good for business. If you are thinking about running a business at the beach, see the below common business inspirations that are interesting for the travellers who need to experience the sea attractions.

Common beach ideas at the beach as part of the sea attractions

1. Canoe rental

There are so many things the travellers can do at the beach. If swimming is starting to get bored for them, you can catch a chance for offering the canoe rental in case there may many of travellers are interesting to paddling around the beach with their friends.

2. Renting the snorkel equipment

Some beaches are just perfect for snorkeling because of their beautiful coral reefs and fishes. And, there may many of the travellers that have not got their own snorkel equipment before such as the snorkel mask, the fins, and the life jacket as well. The good thing about this business is that the equipment are durable, so you are possible to keep on getting money by renting them.

3. Banana Boat

If you think that banana boat is not really a good business, let me tell you that the long banana can be used for up to 5 people or even more. It seems that the business is targeting those who are traveling in a group.

4. Scuba diving service

There are more freelance scuba diving instructors as well as the scuba diving master today. It is better to run this business as a company ever since the business is risky for the travellers and for the dive master too.

But, this kind of business is truly worth it ever since the hourly rate is pretty much high.

If you are not interesting in offering your scuba diving service as the dive master, you can at least think about to run the scuba dive equipment rental as well.

5. Cruising with a water slide in the middle of the sea

I have seen a cruise travel package in Bali that is interesting. The cruise itself has the slide and we can slide down and jump out to the sea. It was not a big and long curved slide, but when it is placed at the sea, things are getting more interesting. You can also run the same business if you think that you are affordable enough for you.

6. Surfboard rental and the surf boat charter

I have just posted about how to get the affordable surf boat charters, you may need to read it out. Surfing business is perfect when the waves at the beach are supporting the surf activities. At least, there are wavs no matter how small are they.

I have also been seeing that surfboard rental is one of the business that is worth to try since it will really encourages the travellers to experience more of the destination.

But if a surfboard rental is not really what you need to run, you can gives a surf boat charter a chance where you can even create the travel packages such as liveaboard package or simply just to accompany the surfers to the other surfing spots.

7. Fishing trip

Beach is always a good place for fishing. But if there will be more people around, you can always go out the sea with the boat and find the perfect fishing spots. If there will be such trip package, I think that the local people living around the beach area won’t wondering what kind of business to run. It is also a good business for the fishermen ever since they are knowing many fishing spots around.

How to Get the Best Surf Boat Charters Experiences on A Budget?

For many of us, surfing is actually an affordable sport and travel. At first, you will only need a surfboard no matter how cheap it will cost you. And even if you think that you won’t want to buy one for now, there are always some surfboard rentals you can visit. But when you are taking it any further for the luxury and more comfortable surfing trip by planning to make a reservation for the surf boat charters, the story is changing.

how to experience the best surf boat charters on a budget

In general, that will be expensive. That’s for sure and that kinda normal thing. But now, surf boat charters aren’t actually for everyone, right? It is almost certain that the price will be higher than renting a surfboard and playing with the waves at the beach.

But, most of the things are always can be changed. There will always the ways especially to get the best and affordable surf boat charters while experiencing your luxury trip on the boat. Find out below how you can do it.

1. Define the affordable country to visit for your surfing trip

Traveling abroad is always interesting to experience the new world you may have never been before. For the first country in the world that I am going to recommend you about where to experience your first surf boat charters is to visit Indonesia.

I am sure that this country is always on top 10 surfing destinations ever since it has Mentawai at Sumatra province as one of the popular surfing spots in the world. Haven’t been heard about it before? You must have been missed many things.

2. Choose to living abroad a surf boat charter than a surf resort

There are pros and cons of living the best surf experiences between staying at the resort or living onboard. If you are the beginner surfer, it is recommended that a resort is where you are going. But for the advanced surfers, I think they will know that the surf boat charters are what they will need the most.

Surf resort surely will be in crowd while the surf boat charters will keep you away of it as well as reaching more surfing spots.

A surf boat charter can be rented by some people up to 15 or even 20 people. Sometimes, some of the surf charters operators have got their own regular schedule because of its popularity, and that will be easier to find the other surfers to share the cost with.

3. Find a surf company with various surf boat options

It should make any sense that the surf boat itself will also be the reason for how cheap and expensive the surf charters are. Some options are offering the surfers for the luxury designed ones while the others are traditionally designed. Some are looking like a ferry and some are like the cruise and yacht.

The more boat options you will get from a surf boat charters company, the better to find the best affordable boat offer to use.

One of the best surf charters in Indonesia as well as in the world you need to visit is Nomad Surfers. The surf company have been covered all of the above 3 tips so you can get the more affordable surf boat charter along with its best surf experiences.

Last but not least, some people or even the surf company will tell you that if you are staying as long as possible, then it will also be the reason for the cheaper surfing trip you are going to experience. But mostly, that is not really happening when it comes to talk about the surf boat charters.

Having Deep Understanding about Property Investment Risk

Running business means you are ready to take the risk. It is also applied to property investment business which has its own risk. In fact, every type of business has its risk that needs to be faced. A lot of people saying that property investment business is simple but if you say it is easy then you are wrong.

There is nothing easy about property investment business especially if you aim for long-term business. Lots of investors didn’t even survive their first property investment to keep going in their first five years.

This shows that this business is not something to take lightly. It is promising to the point where you can grow your wealth through it. However, you need the right keys to unlock it and of course, getting the key means you need to face the risk and challenge too.

About the risks in property investment business

Getting to know the risks in property investment business

Dealing with the risk in property investment business can be varied in method. However, the investor plays the most important thing because they are the navigator. They can avoid or take the risk depending on what situation that benefits them the most.

A lots of investors believe that residential property is safer than commercial properties when I comes to investing. Commercial property is considered as riskier because the values tend to fluctuate more than residential property.

However, it is back up to you as an investor to treat the risk.

It is because every individual has different aim and goal to achieve which leads to different strategy to use. That’s why, there is no absolute way of what kind of risk an investor should take or avoid. It really depends on their goal and situation.

The most important thing you should do about the risk is to evaluate them thoroughly. Assessing every risk is crucial part in your investing journey. Making mistakes is common but if you can prevent it then why not? The risk you take or avoid can determine your next step in property investment.

You need to keep in mind that being risk taking enthusiast is not always good, so is being too coward to take the risk. Evaluate every risk ahead and see the potential downturn or rewards you may encounter. Only then you can decide what to do with the risk.

You also need to remember that you are the investor means you are also the risk itself. The way you take every decision can cause some risk to arise. Thus, you need to have the quality that not all investor has such as individual skills, contacts, as well as expertise. By having those as your backup, you will be able to identify the risk properly and thoroughly.

Therefore, you will also be able to make decision whether or not to take the risk. Residential property might be less risky than commercial property investment. However, you can gain higher return without taking higher degree of risk even when you decide on commercial property investing as long as you play the right cards.

Tips to Get Cheap Surf Camp in Nicaragua for Beginners

Surf camp in Nicaragua has been a popular surfing course especially for beginners. One of the reason why is that happening is the nature condition itself where the  country has the most consistent offshore winds than any other surfing spots in the world. To be exact, there are more or less 330 of winding days at the beach so you can almost ride the waves before your eyes.

Since everyday seems to be a surfing day in Nicaragua for almost the whole year, it then has more and more surf camps and schools for beginners to advanced levels. And since many of us are falling in love for the best services and courses in more affordable way we can get especially for the beginner surfers, then I think it will be the worth-sharing tips I am going to show you in the next few seconds.

tips to get a cheap surf camp in Nicaragua for beginners

Keep on finding the Nicaragua’s surf camp for both beginners and advanced surfers

There still a chance that you may are visiting a surf camp that is only serving a class or course for beginners only. I can’t say that you don’t need such course, but when you are reserving for the one that is teaching for any kind of surfing ability, I think that can even better.

It is because when you are into thew water, the challenges aren’t only for the beginners but any of us including the surf instructors themselves. When the instructors are getting used to any kind of sea’s challenges, I think you’ll be fine and don’t have to worry about anything.

Finding a surf camp that is serving all kind of surf ability may also beneficial in giving you more tips, techniques, and knowledge.

Old but gold: The longer of a surf camp has been established, the better!

If you are requiring the cheap surf camp in Nicaragua for totally the beginners, sometimes the answer can be found at the surf course company that has been serving the surfers for years.

Mostly, that kind of company is no longer makes the money as the priority. I mean, there are more things to share than that through surfing school. You can share the knowledge and experiences to each other, found a new family and more. Sometimes, money is only about operating the company, no more than that.

Besides that, the long established company is mostly possible to work with the experienced and professional surfers and instructors. What can be better if you are in a surf camp for beginners in Nicaragua guided by the professional instructors and the prices are beginner-friendly as well? That can be the most cheap exotic vacation you have ever had.

If you are requiring a recommendation for the both points on above where the company is quite long in industry and there are courses for both beginners and advanced surfers, you can investigate more about the Nicaragua surf camp for beginners served by NomadSurfers company.

Find a surf company in Nicaragua that is offering several surf camp options for beginners

A surf camp company in Nicaragua may only possible to teach you how to surf in only some less locations. I mean, if the company will have some or even many surf camps for beginner surfers, then you will also have more options to choose and start comparing the prices among them and will find your choice in the end.

For example, most of the surf camps in Nicaragua and could be in the world will be located closer to the beach and even just a minute away of it. But, you may be need a place to stay that a bit far than that. The surfing lessons will still be taken place at the beach, but the surf camp itself where the accommodation is included in the travel package may be required on more higher land than the sea just like the above image where the location is at San Juan Del Sur called as the Playa Madera Infinity Pool Surf Villa. The villa itself is located around 15 minutes walking down the jungle path to the beach.

Growing Your Net Worth through Successful Property Investment

Property investment is one of the most promising strategies you can use to build wealth. It is not a shortcut to reach financial freedom, yes. It may take years before you reach stability of your investment before you start building your wealth. However, it is totally worth it if you do it right. Property investment not only involve money or capital but also the right traits you should possess so you can manage your investment well. In the beginning of your investing, your focus must be on how to maintain your capital growth until you are able to live off your property portfolio. Then, you will need to grow your net worth to star building wealth.

How to grow your net worth by investing properly

How to grow net worth by investing properly in property

Investing sounds easy and simple. However, it requires dedication and commitment so you can do better and better in every stage. Investing in property means no emotional attachment needed. The more important thing in investing is to purchase investment grade property so that it can always outperform the averages regardless the circumstances in the market. After finding and buying the right property, you can start your plan with building wealth by increasing your net worth.

Secret vs strategy

Every investor may claim they have their own secret of their successful investment. Well, it may or may not true in some sense. Or maybe, it is more like every successful has their own strategy. One of the best strategies in order to build wealth is to build your asset base first through capital growth. When your asset has been built, move to the next stage, managing cash flow.

From this strategy, it shows clearly that it is more recommended to build the capital growth is to be prioritized in the first stage. Only then you can move to the cash flow. If you chase cash flow from the beginning without establishing the capital growth, your investment will be unlikely stable enough to remain strong in the long run. You may say that this is not what every successful investor use to reach their goal to become wealthy. However, this is at least one of effective options you can choose.

There will be some moments when you need to increase the value of your property. This is important strategy because increasing value will help paying off your mortgage faster. When you are able to lessen or fully pay off the mortgage, you can move to the next stage, which is to grow your net worth properly by living off your portfolio.

With substantial asset base and paid off mortgage, you will have wider range of options to build net worth because you are not limited to the loan or cash flow issues. You can expand your investment to another level to increase your net worth and gradually build your wealth. Of course, this is only the scenario of strategy. There must be some obstacles and hassles along the way. However, that’s what business like. You just need to do your best to achieve what you want.