Small Business Advocates

Doing my small part to keep my favorite business’s open.

We all have experienced that sense of loss when one of our favorite business’s is closed down: it may have been your favorite restaurant, favorite store or favorite barber shop. The fact is that I find this type of thing tragic and after seeing so many going out of business sign’s I decided to do this blog in order to help. I know that this may not be the most fancy blog in the world, however it is my hope that you find it useful the next time you are looking to go out with friends.

Solar Blvd. – Small Solar Energy Business in Norco


solar-panel5-miniOf the many businesses that I like, I thought long and hard about which one I would review first. This was a difficult choice as there are many great businesses that I could write about first and many of them have great products, service and offerings.

I decided on Solar Blvd. first because I know Prashant, the owner of Solar Blvd., personally and he is a fantastic person and business owner and I have always had a fascination with the idea of Solar Power and Solar Powered machines from a practical (self sufficiency) standpoint. In addition to that Prashant Shewa has a fascinating story. An Indian Immigrant who grew up in Japan, he has travelled the Globe to provide some of the best deals to his customers. He has always struck me as an honest businessman with an exceptional head for business coupled with a creative intellect. An early pioneer in the emerging computer hardware market he very soon saw the rise of Solar Power as a viable industry amongst a niche market of Survivalists, RV Aficionados and Zombie Apocalypse “Preppers” (yes there is such a thing.)

Very soon I will be interviewing Prashant for this website. Please come back soon for a great interview with a fascinating individual. You can check out Prashant’s company Solar Blvd online the have a full catalog of – 12 Volt Solar Panels, Solar Batteries, Charge Controllers and Solar Panels by the Pallet. Check out the link below and if you like what you see you can look Solar Blvd up on Facebook and Twitter:

SolarBlvd.com

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 Just For Your Home – Wrath of the Shaolin Master Carpenter


solar-panel5-miniThink about the people in the world who are fantastically successful in any chosen endeavor. You know who I am talking about – the Kobe’s, the Lee’s, the Arnold’s the Jordan’s, etc. The one thing that these people have in common is the fact that they all started when they were very young and they kept with their passions. When they did keep with their passion’s, well you know the results. Now admittedly these were people who are sports stars, martial artists, bodybuilder’s, etc. So the average person, unless they start really young, and have a lot of luck, would never achieve the

type of success in a “star” career such as the ones listed above. Most people start their careers in the early 20’s or late teens when their formative years are far behind them.

Now imagine if you started training in your chosen career before you even reached puberty like pro athletes do. In someone who was in an everyday field such as: plumbing, auto mechanics, construction and all of the other careers that we take for granted. You would literally be able to do things just like a Jordan or a Lee but in your chosen everyday field – like welding for example. In other words someone who started young would be a “Kung Fu” master of their chosen field of study.

Meet Jesus F. Hernandez – Master Carpenter and Master Craftsman. Starting from age 6 in a poor village in Mexico, Jesus starting carving his own toys out of pieces of wood in the backyard! So here you have it folk’s the Kung Fu Master of Carpentry. Of course he does share the name of another famous master carpenter as well – so maybe that has something to do with it 😉 – follow the links below to get in touch with Jesus – you will be glad you did.

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Rhino Records – Saving Your Artistic Soul one Record at a Time


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One thing that I think is lost upon Millenial’s is the absolute joy of thumbing through the record collection at your favorite store. Many days of my youth were lost traversing the endless isles of my local record trying to find the lost treasure at the local record store. Whether it was a Dylan Bootleg, a rare Hendrix recording or Led Zeppelin box set the fact of the matter is that it was so much fun to look at the artwork, feel the vibe in the store and get a feeling of accomplishment when your found what you are looking for. Then to take that album home, push play and listen to the record that you had found – almost as if it was recorded just for you.

Unfortunately most record stores are gone now, replaced by digital download sites and Youtube it is just not possible to get the same satisfaction from a Google search and a download.

For everyone that has nostalgia for a bygone age – I give you Rhino Records – the world’s last honest record store.

www.rhinorecords.cc

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American Servco Imaging Systems – Copier Repair at a Fair Price.


American Servco Imaging Systems

You know you have dealt with it, it has happened. You have seen it in Movies and on TV. It is the point where you are so fed up with disgust that you just want to pull your hair and go gangster all of the Office! This is the moment where you look down and see that message on the printer or fax machine that says: LOAD PC 1 LETTER, PRINTER CODE 9567923 OR THE DREADED PRINTER IS OFFLINE! You scramble, you are on a deadline, you panic, what do you do – WHAT DO YOU DO!!!!

If this has ever happened to you, you need the folks over at American Servco Imaging Systems. These are good people who can help you get the best performance out of your old busted up copiers, printers and fax machines. The techs over at American Servco Imaging Systems have all of the tools necessary to fix your problem fast. They can even get you a brand new device should you have any problems getting your old device fixed. If you have a kyocera device, which is what we have at our office, your in luck, because they specialize in kyocera printer repair and service.

I have personally seen American Servco in action as they service my office frequently. They’re owner Clayton Creasy is a top notch businessman with great skills and the ability to fix nearly any problem with ease and clarity. And he is always accessible should you need to speak with him. Give them a call at 1-800-870-9049 for a free quote.

American Servco Imaging Systems

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American Home Works – The Last Honest Contractors.


American Home Works

The Inland Empire is not known for it’s lack of construction experts. We have many to choose from, some are fly by night, some are honest, still more show up and do a lousy job and leave. American Home Works is a different kind of company. They have an extreme amount of experience in the busines s of Home Improvement: they Provide Repair for Mobile Homes as well as perform standard size Home Improvements. From the outset they will assess needed repairs, improvements and upgrades that will greatly improve the look and feel of your home. Their front desk staff is passionate about customer service and getting your job done right the first time. They are kind and personable and will do their best to assist you in all of your home improvement endeavors. With this kind of customer service and commitment to excellence, you cannot go wrong with American Home Works as your choice of home improvement contractor.

As an example they can fix mobile home foundation, floorboards, fencing, improve the look and feel of your landscapes and outdoor living areas. They can create larger closet spacing for your home and make your garage or your spare room into that mancave you always wanted. They will also cleanup after each job so that you will not know that they are there. Absolute professionalism is what they aspire to and what they hope to achieve. So if your are serious about getting your home a makeover, call them – I just had them fix up my back patio and man is it spectacular. Like stated above they cleaned up after themselves so that all I had was a cleanly designed patio with excellent appeal.

So, if you need work done on your home, please call: 951-352-0131 and let them know what you need, they will schedule someone to come out to your home ASAP.

American Home Works

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ISA Registrar: Good for your business


ISA Registrar: Good for your business

Normally I do not review non-public facing businesses here on BAF, however, recently a friend contacted me and told me about a company that she had worked with. ISA Registrar, the company in question, are a fantastic organization based upon the premise of providing quality consultation services to small businesses around the globe in order to help them streamline their processes and procedures. This in turn, helps businesses, get more business.

ISA Informed me that they do this through certifying companies for ISO9001, AS9120 and AS9100 certification. I spoke to the owner of ISA Registrar and he gave me a brief synopsis of why companies would want to get certified in the above standards. Below is a brief explanation, which hopefully I do not butcher too much.

Essentially ISO9001, AS9120 and AS9100 business certifications are given to a business which exceeds standards in their chosen field. While anyone can receive ISO9001 certification which is an international standard denoting top notch qualities and practices in any field AS9100 and 9120 are primarily used in Aerospace manufacturing.

By adhering to these standards businesses can increase customer relations, improve business output and improve company morale. Below is a list of the differences of the three certifications. Please remember these explanations are not exhaustive.

  • AS9100: This certification is based on the ISO9001 Standard set forth by the military and the BSI group. AS9100 exists as an offshoot of ISO9001 because ISO9001 did meet the specific requirements of the Aerospace Industry.
  • AS9120: This certification is also based on the ISO9001 Standard (see above). The quote below is a really good explanation directly from the AS9120 site.

    Aerospace manufacturers must be certified to the Aerospace AS9100 standard – more stringent than the ISO 9001 standard for general manufacturing. For distributors, the AS9120 standard flows down the manufacturer’s AS9100 requirements for inventory control, lot tracing and vendor management, ensuring manufacturers have consistency throughout their supply chain.

  • So as you can see for Aerospace companies this is a huge must have in order to get more business. As a matter of fact I was told that many government entities will not do business with a company that is not ISA Certified.
  • ISO 9001 standard: this is the standard that the previous two standards emanate from. It is a general standard to which many business could benefit from. This standard encourage better business streamlining and customer focus.

As you can see there are many benefits to being certified by a company such as ISA Registrar. Contact them today for your small, medium or large business at: http://www.isaregistrar.com. You can also follow them on facebook, google plus and twitter – see below.

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