Spring Stress Relief Strategies

Spring Stress Relief Strategies

Spring is almost here and we are coming to the end of a pretty harsh winter across the country. The resolutions that had you on an upswing in January may be tapering off and getting finances back in order after the holiday season is pretty much a downer. All of these things contribute to personalRead More

Benefits of Owning a Vehicle Code Scanner

Benefits of Owning a Vehicle Code Scanner

Imagine you and your family are on a road trip, the kids are asking “are we there yet,” and your spouse swears you are lost and that the Google Maps app has not mapped the location in years. You are able to tune most of this out but rush hour traffic is just about toRead More

Sanitize Your Phone

Sanitize Your Phone

With flu season being in full swing we try to come up with creative ways to stay healthy and germ-free. Since we are using our smartphones more and more we should seriously think about what could be lurking beyond what our eyes can see. Our phones are a breeding ground for E. Coli, Staphylococcus aureus,Read More

Securing Your Webcam

Securing Your Webcam

Do you ever wonder how the interweb knows all that it knows about you? Does it leave you with that uneasy feeling? Facebook ads pop up with items you have searched on Google. Amazon ads pop up on Google of things you were just thinking about wanting. Weird, right? Unbeknownst to you, the device youRead More

Headphone Safety Tips

Headphone Safety Tips

Wearing headphones has become increasingly popular. Unfortunately, about 14 percent more of our 9 to 11-year-old children are showing signs of hearing loss. This is due to overexposure to loud music through personal listening devices but there are ways to prevent damage to their ears. We can limit our time with our headphones or justRead More

Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch in 2019

Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch in 2019

During the cold months, we tend to stay indoors to escape the harsh winter weather. It’s the perfect time to binge watch TV shows or movies! Entrepreneurs will find several intriguing films focused on business that are set to hit theaters and streaming services in 2019. Here are eight movies every entrepreneur should watch in 2019.Read More

Tips for Going into Business with Friends or Family

Tips for Going into Business with Friends or Family

If you’ve ever considered going into business with a friend or family member, you were probably advised against it. Nevertheless, some people do it, and for some, it works out well. It doesn’t matter who you are starting a company with — it could be your best friend, a family member or a complete strangerRead More

Happier New You in the New Year

Happier New You in the New Year

Some believe that the start of a new year is the perfect time to reinvent ourselves. You may want to become more organized and reduce the stress causing clutter in your life or you may want to work less and focus more on your family. Both of these are amazing resolutions but what will createRead More

CJ Hester Inc 2019 Holiday Schedule

We will be closed on the following dates: New Year’s 01/01/2019 Mardi Gras 03/05/2019 Mobile Office Memorial Day 05/27/2019 4th of July 07/04/2019 Labor Day 09/02/2019 Thanksgiving 11/28/2019 and 11/29/2019 Christmas 12/24/2019 and 12/25/2019 New Year’s 01/01/2020

Boredom Busters for the Holidays

Boredom Busters for the Holidays

The holiday break is upon us so the “I’m bored” will soon be the phrase all parents and grandparents will be all too familiar. All parents cringe every time we hear those words. How do we engage our children in doing productive activities while out of school? Do we give in when the whines start,Read More

Creating Facebook Video Ads for Your Small Business

Facebook started out as a way for college kids to stay connected but has changed our world forever. Not only is it the largest social network, but an amazingly strong marketing tool. Around the world, Facebook has more than 2 billion daily active users from all demographics. Most users are from the ages of 18Read More

Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

Many Americans travel and take vacation during the holidays. We stress about packing and making sure we have everything that we may need including all the of the wonderful gifts we have sought to find for our loved ones. We stress about leaving work behind, even if it is a slower time of year, dueRead More

Be Thankful for Business Relationships

It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and the calendar is filling up with family gatherings and holiday parties. Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, the time of year when we reflect on the relationships we have with family, friends, customers, and co-workers. Thanksgiving can beRead More

Making Your Brand Stand Out

It is becoming increasingly difficult to make your brand stand out above the rest. How do the “Big Dogs” do it? It could be that they have an amazing product or that their service is top notch, but customers today need more to keep their interest. Creating an excellent and unique customer experience may beRead More

To Store or Not to Store… In the Attic

Our attics can be quite helpful with housing the overflow from our main living spaces. Children grow up and keepsakes need to be stored. Where do we put these treasures? Often times there is not enough room in our daily living spaces. Last week, we talked about “What to Avoid Storing in the Garage,” but whatRead More

What to Avoid Storing in the Garage

What to Avoid Storing in the Garage

There are two types of people in this world: those who keep an immaculate, well-organized garage and those who use their garage as a catch-all storage space which may or may not include a vehicle. Either way, our garage is bound to have household goods that shouldn’t be stored there. It may be hazardous toRead More

Kidpreneurs

What does the future hold for us as we age? It is a scary thought what the next generation will provide (or not provide) for us as they begin to take over and make decisions for our country and the world. Would it behoove us to mold the youngsters of today to be productive andRead More

Save or Shred: How Long Should You Keep Documents?

Are you a “paper hoarder?” Paper clutter can be a huge issue in our homes and businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. There are digital filing software programs on the market to elevate our overload of papers that are in need of organizing. If you categorize yourself as an extreme paper hoarder, you mayRead More

Feats of Strength: How to Deal with a Complaint

When you realize that an unhappy customer is dragging your company’s name through the mud via social media, your initial response may be to fire right back at them. Stop. Think. Respond. It definitely takes great strength and self-control not to reciprocate the hate. One angry, bad tweet could send your company into a downwardRead More

Is Your Family Prepared for a Hurricane?

Hurricane season officially runs from June to November, but the major hurricanes do not typically pose a threat until the later part of the season. As a hurricane lurchestoward the Gulf Coast, we should take the time to go over our disaster plan with our family. Even though this storm is only predicted to becomeRead More