The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-11-29T04:28:52Z Endovision’s Products Even More Important in the COVID-19 Era 2020-11-29T04:28:52Z endovision-s-products-even-more-important-in-the-covid-19-era In this COVID-19 era, the need for health and care systems to become agile and change is very real, and as the pandemic sweeps around the world, we are starting to see countries exit from lockdown and others introducing more stringent lockdown. Others are relying on the resilience of their health and care systems to allow them to make changes which are more discreet, and focused on trying to avoid the economic and political effects of more stringent approaches.    Established in 1987, Endovision has always focused on niche products within the medical and surgical field, with their goal being to continue to bring the latest innovations and technology to the Australian market, while making sure to offer them at a competitive price.    Endovision hand picks agents in each state, who represent the same core values, and their agents have their own companies whose product range compliments those of Endovision. Their products are vital for hospitals, surgeons, day surgeries, dentists, veterinary clinics and biomedical engineers, and Australia’s biomedical engineers are more important than ever before.     They can contact Endovision for all their replacement parts and servicing needs for Sunoptic Surgical, ENOVA, MedLED, Futudent and Isolux product ranges. Endovision also supply Luxtel replacement Ceramic Xenon Lamps for Olympus, Stryker, Storz, Pentax, Integra lightsources plus many more, and can offer a wealth of knowledge and advice not only on their product range but also many other products on the market.    Endovision currently import product from manufacturers in the United States of America, Europe and Asia, and an integral part of their business is to ensure that their clients are receiving world class products supported by knowledgeable and reliable customer service and sales staff, so for more information on medical stirrups, medical surgical equipment and surgeons’ equipment please go to http://www.endovision.com.au .  Advice businesses need to make team mentoring a post CV19 priority in 2021 2020-11-27T02:59:46Z advice-businesses-need-to-make-team-mentoring-a-post-cv19-priority-in-2021 As the end of a tumultuous year fast approaches, one that has tested many an advice business to breaking point as a result of Covid-19, practice owners need to to make mentoring of their planners, paraplanners and support staff a major commitment for 2021.   I’m sure many practice principals will be offended by the headline and opening paragraph of this article as they have coaching and mentoring programs already in place.  Unfortunately, the reality is a great number of these are nothing more than lip service or regular tick and flick exercises.   When undertaken correctly, mentoring is one of the most beneficial activities a business principal can implement that has a significant and positive impact on both the well-being of the individual mentees, mentor and the practice itself.    When it comes to mentorship programs, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.  However, to be effective they must include a number of basic principles and core activities – and these are paramount.    Firstly, the mentor must take a sincere and genuine interest in each and every member of the team and care deeply about them as individuals – and therein is the reason why so many fail or are unsuccessful.   Without honest-to-goodness care – and truly caring about an individual’s wellbeing happiness, personal and career aspirations – it will be a waste of time and do more harm than good.   Mentoring involves deepening the personal relationship with each team member and fully grasping their goals and aspirations.   This relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication that involves both parties meeting regularly to discuss progress, issues, exchange ideas and setting goals.   I make it a point to meet one-on-one with each member of the Australian Wealth Solutions (AWS) team at a frequency, place and time that suits them and makes them most comfortable and at ease.   Once there is rapport, the next step is acknowledging their strengths and suggest steps for growth that are in keeping with personal interests and professional / career goals.   The process is never rushed, but giving a gentle push when the time is right encourages taking that next step in their career.  Offering support along the way is also important and when the individual is ready, I challenge them to take on activities or roles that take them beyond their comfort zone.   One of things that really heartens me is when members of the AWS team take an active role in guiding and counselling others and in doing so, take the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, and show their readiness to take on greater responsibilities.   Another reason for the downfall of mentoring programs is when open communication is thwarted rather than celebrated.  This leads to reluctance by individuals to share their next great idea or concept!   It is important to remember that although we may be excellent businessowners and advice practitioners, we don’t always have the answers and should welcome and encourage new ideas from within the team.   Hence having an open mind as a mentor encourages mentees to contribute and have a say knowing that their suggestions are appreciated and will be considered seriously.    Finally, mentees aren’t the only ones who benefit from mentoring relationships.  One of the most profound rewards of being a mentor is the satisfaction of helping others.   Reflecting on the past year, without doubt mentoring during the pandemic was instrumental in alleviating the feelings of isolation and detachment by the AWS team as the result of being required to work away from the office.   Right now, but also post Covid-19, having access to a mentor can provide a much-needed boost for the wellbeing of your team – many of whom have experienced distress and tension due to work remotely and the new work environment.   Also, the more personal the connection, the more likely they are to share details of their actual concerns and state of mind.  It can make a truly profound difference in these challenging times and beyond.   In closing, the team of planners, paraplanners and administrative staff are collectively central to everything we do: and if you ask any client or alliance partner what they like most about AWS, I know for a fact that dealing with the team is one of their highlights.    An achievement that could not have been accomplished without mentoring!   Issued by Australian Wealth Solutions     www.wealth-solutions.com.au             Media enquiries:     Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Mob: +61 412 112 545       Email: jperri@joeperri.com.au At Centurion we are all about your security, safety, and providing value for money! 2020-11-26T23:47:59Z at-centurion-we-are-all-about-your-security-safety-and-providing-value-for-money Centurion Garage Doors provides real security at a fraction of competitor pricing with our tried and proven mechanical latch lock.The latch lock automatically locks your garage door when in the closed position, making it unable to be manually opened from the outside. 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Your hard work deserves to be recognised.”   Liane Fletcher, Co-founder at Property Whispers, said that she was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named as a finalist in the REB Women in Real Estate Awards 2020. “Property Whispers’s recognition for our excellent contribution to the property industry reinforces the strength of our service and dedication to connecting with the community and engaging with clients,” she added. AAA City Removalist Is Proud to Be A Sponsor of the 30th WSABE Awards 2020 2020-11-19T04:01:58Z aaa-city-removalist-is-proud-to-be-a-sponsor-of-the-30th-wsabe-awards-2020 2020 has been a challenging year all around, but more so for small businesses. 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Even in the face of adversity, the people of our community and greater Australia have united and pushed through it all and we want to support and encourage their sheer grit and resolution. WSABE AWARDS 2020: WHO, WHERE AND WHEN Spanning over three decades, the WSABE Awards has been critical in identifying business leaders in the Greater Western Sydney area and lauding them for their vision and work. This year, the keynote speaker is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. The WSABE Gala evening is to be held on Friday, 20 November 2020 at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The elite Sponsors include AAA City Removalist, Commonwealth Bank, City of Parramatta Council, Parramatta Chamber, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), EnergyAustralia, Parramatta Light Rail, University of New England, Wenty Leagues and more. WHY IT MATTERS The current challenging landscape has pushed emerging entrepreneurs to look for creative ways to enhance their customer experience and achieve success. Never before has the age-old adage ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions’ rung truer. AAA City Removalist recognises that it’s not been easy. We want to encourage the businesses in our local community and show them that their efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. After all, for Australia to flourish, our local communities and businesses need to succeed. Growing our local communities and building micro-economies will lay the foundation for a stronger and more stable nation. We are so grateful to be a part of this effort, doing our bit to help the bigger picture, as we believe that without a team effort, nothing is possible. HOW AAA CITY REMOVALIST DEALT WITH THE PANDEMIC For AAA City Removalist, our fast response to COVID19 helped us resume our moving/removal services as usual. Being a Professional Removalist, the very nature of our business meant we had to take strict measures to ensure the safety of our employees, alliance partners, customers and the general public. We put in place a detailed guide to educate and train our team to keep our communities safe while ensuring business went on as usual. Since furniture relocations were an essential service and not something our customers could simply put off doing, we rose to the challenge by providing them with a safe and secure move. And we’re happy to say that it’s been a challenging but gratifying year. Our customers are elated with our service, our employees and alliance partners are happy that their jobs haven’t been jeopardised and that’s what matters the most to us.  As we edge towards the end of this year, it’s time to stop looking back and start looking forward to the future, which is full of endless possibilities. When we come together and take on adversity hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things. After all, it’s bigger than you and me, it’s about our community. As always, we look forward to helping our community in the best way possible, as well as our customers & staff, who are the ‘cornerstone’ and heartbeat of our business. Contact us at 02 97371111  Rhotex INC Impose A New Eco-Freiendly Concept To Cryptocurrency Mining 2020-11-16T23:01:17Z rhotex-inc-impose-a-new-eco-freiendly-concept-to-cryptocurrency-mining Rhotex ( www.rhotex.com ) has officially launched 3 miner cases configured with an in-built factory cooling system to ensure 100% efficiency as the chips generate heat. From Rhotex, this first of its kind innovation designed by seasoned crypto industry experts provides an environmentally responsible solution to today’s challenges with the traditional miners by consuming lesser power supply compared to the output performance. Rhotex currently offers a range of products in their new offer: RHO Lite, RHO Pro, and RHO Rack which comes with incredible features such as low power consumption, high-performance output, Wi-Fi/ Ethernet connection, easy setup and productive compatibility with various blockchain options. These combined with its inbuilt cooling system increases expected hash rate conversion hence giving it an edge in the industry. All products in the RHO series were painstakingly analyzed and tried under intense conditions. Rhotex Inc.’s algorithm solutions integrate world-class hardware and software technologies for edge and cloud-to-edge enterprise solutions and mines Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash at high levels in remarkable time. Hash rate powers in the series include: RHO Lite: 1000 TH/s – Bitcoin, 5 GH/s – Ethereum RHO Pro: 1800 TH/s – Bitcoin, 10 GH/s – Ethereum and RHO Rack: 4100 TH/s – Bitcoin, 20 GH/s – Ethereum. Roberts Evans, CEO for Rhotex Inc. in a statement says the RHO series is an easy to use miner that optimizes energy efficiency while providing maximum output. “It’s our way of contributing our quota to a green environment by creating an eco-friendly design with an in-built cooling system that has very low carbon emission. This is the first of its kind. We are very delighted by the opportunities this innovation offers,” he further added. To access the wide range of products on offer and learn more about Rhotex visit www.rhotex.com About Rhotex: Rhotex Inc. is the company behind the RHO Miner series which are eco-friendly high-quality cryptocurrency miners with an in-built cooling system that delivers extremely high hash power with low energy consumption. Their partners include Equinix, Avenga, Etiya, Altiostar, and many more. Headquartered in Toronto Canada, the company currently has facilities in Australia. Contact Information: Rhotex Inc. Harry Sapra 819-800-7560 Contact via Email rhotex.com Sydney Car Removals 2020-11-16T06:35:30Z sydney-car-removals Cash For Cars We are located in Sydney, Australia. We have years of experience in the automobile industry, buying and reselling cars, dismantling & wrecking cars, and recycling cars. Our company is a team of established and trusted mechanics, appraisers, wreckers, recycles, tow truck drivers and customer service representatives that have years of experience in their jobs. If you are in need of an authorized treatment facility to buy your scrap car then you are in the right place. We have been in the scrap industry for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience in scrapping cars. Depending on the car or vehicle you are disposing and its true value we will move it up for free. If you are looking for cash for your scrap car, then you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. Sydney Car Removals Car Sydney Removal, wherever you are located in Sydney,  In fact you can count of a free car removal. For this purpose we remove for instance: Used Cars, Scrap Cars, Old Cars, Unwanted Cars,  Damaged Cars, Wrecked Cars, Fire Cars, Flooded Cars also Salvage Cars. Of course whatever condition of a vehicle,  we’ll pay you CASH and remove it for free soon! What you can expect when dealing with our Car Removals Services? Immediate cash settlement, paid on the spot for suitable vehicles. We offer a Same-Day-Service to most areas of Sydney. Bring your car to us, or we’ll come to you. Top prices paid for clean, secondhand cars, 4WDs, Utes and trucks. Relationships are the Foundation of ‘Sticky Business’ 2020-11-13T00:14:34Z relationships-are-the-foundation-of-sticky-business-1 For decades commencing in the 1980s, life companies and more recently regulators have been obsessed with finding ways to displace the role of the adviser as the ‘glue’ that connects the consumer to the institution.   It first started at the height of the Readers Digest era when direct mail suddenly became flavour of the month by a new generation of university qualified managers.    This was the first of the programs that hoped to diminish and ultimately replace the importance of the financial adviser as the traditional conduit between manufacturer and consumer.   However, the 1980s ended with an economic downturn that did the opposite and actually served to reinforce the importance of financial advisers.    As the shockwaves of the downturn intensified, the direct mail contracts were the first to be jettisoned by consumers.  In contrast, those contracts that had an adviser i.e. a relationship attached to them were the ones that stuck.    They were that most valuable of business assets…’sticky business’.   So instead of the industry’s first attempt to use modern marketing practices to displace the importance of the adviser and the power of the interpersonal relationship with policyholders – it did the exact opposite.   Since then, much has changed, and the world has literally been turned on its ear.  We have seen advances in technology, mass communication and industry reform / rationalization.  In addition, the 21st Century has been characterized with economic downturns nearly every seven years commencing with the Dot Com crash of 2000, the GFC and more recently Covid-19.      But that lesson has stayed with me all these years and the power and importance of relationships only continues to grow and be reinforced.   In fact, talking with a veteran financial adviser earlier this week who was bemoaning the insanity of two decades of reform since the introduction of FSR to the present – with four words he put the importance of advisers into context “We make a difference”.   Yet institutions, politicians (and their consultants) the media and consumer groups all collectively fail to understand and appreciate why ‘sticky business’ is so important.   In fact, it was ‘sticky revenue’ streams that made so many life companies so valuable and attractive as acquisition targets that resulted in the industry devouring itself until only the major banks were left.   One of the many positives linked with deep adviser/client relationships is longevity of the business – longevity with benefits that cascade down to the consumer, adviser, institution and economy.   This is more important now than ever before for two key reasons that relate to current-day circumstances:   1.         The Covid-19 crisis 2.         Life industry sustainability/viability   Covid-19   The pandemic has really served to demonstrate the importance of the adviser / client relationship.   It was financial advisers that were quite literally on the frontline helping clients and consumers when fear erupted as the enormity of the pandemic engulfed the nation.    Advisers were inundated with an unprecedented volume of calls from clients as they dealt with both the emotional and financial consequences of businesses forced to shut their doors, unemployment and lost value of investments and savings.   It was advisers working extraordinarily long hours, many at greatly reduced rates to find solutions and alternatives for clients to cashing in investments, accessing super or cancelling their insurance and protection cover.   Regrettably, over the past two decades commencing with the introduction of FSR and a never-ending regime of constant legislative/regulatory changes, many of the most experienced practitioners have elected to terminate their careers and exit the industry.    Life industry sustainability/viability    APRA has intervened in the IP market due to insurers bleeding losses driven by a combination of rising claims, overly-generous policy terms, pursuit of top quartile research house ratings, overly-complex products and overly-competitive pricing - and the industry has to get its act together.   Part of the solution is lower lapse rates and higher business retention, which is delivered in part by advised client relationships, which are proven to deliver more ‘sticky business’.   In summary, since that first experiment with direct insurance as a potential replacement for a proportion of the advised business stream, time and time and time again the value and importance of deep client relationships has been demonstrated and reinforced – for the client, the adviser AND the insurer.   It’s for this reason that I have come to view relationships as being no different to the foundations of a skyscraper.    They are not seen – are incredibly important – and the deeper / stronger they are – the higher and more structurally sound will be the building constructed on top.   As my adviser friend said in those few profound words, “We make a difference”.    It’s about time the legislators and advocates of change for the sake of change really look at the role and importance of financial advisers.  They should acknowledge the contribution they have made to client / consumer financial well-being in the most trying of circumstances – and appreciate them as being a consumer asset and a valuable contributor as well as being part of the solution to industry sustainability, especially post Covid-19.     ENDS   Issued by Joe Perri & Associates             www.joeperri.com.au   Media enquiries:     Mr Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates                                     Mobile: +61 412 112 545      Email:   jperri@joeperri.com.au              About Joe Perri Managing Director Mr. Joe Perri founded the company in 1995 after working for more than 22 years in the corporate sector.  Since then, Joe Perri & Associates has grown to provide PR and marketing focussed communication strategies / solutions for clients in the corporate, SME and non-profit sectors that help them achieve their strategic business aspirations.    Joe Perri’s goal is to help clients more clearly define their overall communication objectives and then implement the most appropriate strategy to reach their target audience more effectively. Every day, Joe Perri draws on his experience to enable clients to improve their business relationship, communication and brand / profile with customers, shareholders, distributors, the media and staff. Polish Club awards 100kW Solar Contract to Unified Energy 2020-11-11T05:01:20Z polish-club-awards-100kw-solar-contract-to-unified-energy Sydney’s Polish Club, located at 11 East Terrace in Bankstown, have announced it has awarded their solar contract to build a 100 kilowatt (“kW”) solar PV system to Unified Energy. Unified Energy is a known leader in the commercial solar industry that has provided small and large scale systems to clients including IKEA, Coles, and SWINBURNE University. Unified Energy were approached by the Polish Club to provide a renewable energy solution, with the objective of tackling their rising energy costs, and to align to the club’s initiative of becoming powered by 100% renewable energy. As demonstrated through a business case prepared by Unified Energy’s National Sales Manager, Tremaine Fernandez, the 100kW Solar PV system will generate an estimated 131.8MWh per year, with annual savings of $64,957 and offsetting their carbon footprint of 29.91 tonnes of Co2 annually.   The new system is consisting of 242 Industry-leading SunPower P3 410W High-Performance Panels and 3 SMA Sunny Tripower 3 Phase Inverters.   “With continually rising energy prices, low rate business loans, Government rebates, the instant tax write-off, and a local Ausgrid Power2U grant, you don’t think twice at an offer like this, you say yes. The repayments alone with the Commonwealth Bank are lower by almost half our current energy costs.” said the club’s project consultant, Michael Lubieniecki. COST OUTLAY The project investment would cost the club approximately $114,000. Taking into account the Government’s STCs (small-scale energy certificates) and AusGrid’s local Power2U Grant of $25,000, this has benefited the club positively with an end investment of $65,987. A saving of $47,983. The Return on Investment has been calculated at approximately 3-4 years. The Polish Club utilises on average 105kW per day or 36,480.80kW annually, and they intend to export all non-required energy back to their retailer for credit, and as a cash refund to offset their financing option. PROJECT BUILD The Solar PV System is scheduled to commence installation in early December and will consist of 242 Industry leading SunPower P3 410W High Performance Panels and 3 SMA Sunny Tripower 3 Phase Inverters. The SunPower panels feature a 25 Year warranty and are rated to output a minimum of 85.5% after 25 years with minimal degradation. M-Files Partners with Adobe to Provide Easy and Secure Document E-Signatures 2020-11-09T20:00:47Z m-files-partners-with-adobe-to-provide-easy-and-secure-document-e-signatures SYDNEY – Nov. 10th, 2020 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced the integration of Adobe Sign, the market-leading e-signature solution in Adobe Document Cloud, in the M-Files intelligent information management platform. E-signatures provide an efficient, legal way to obtain consent or approval on electronic documents and forms, and they can replace handwritten signatures in virtually any process. In paper-based processes, both parties must print, sign and scan a document, or otherwise travel and meet for physical "wet ink" signatures, an unnecessary and time-consuming inconvenience. M-Files provides unique, in-context access to documents from any source within an organization, and now they can be electronically signed with Adobe Sign. More than 8 billion electronic and digital signature transactions were processed through Adobe Sign and Adobe Document Cloud in the past year. M-Files users can request e-signatures from within any M-Files process, including with M-Files mobile apps and from within integrations in popular applications, such as Microsoft Teams, Salesforce and Google Workplace. Using e-signing in M-Files provides ample opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, efficiency and compliance. Enterprises can significantly improve customer experience in sales and purchasing, as well as in contract or client management, strengthening competitiveness and enriching their reputation as innovators. Document heavy industries such as professional services, including legal and consulting services, benefit from faster, more efficient processes while not sacrificing compliance. The same applies for all internal processes that require legally binding signatures, such as quality control and auditing. In the new remote working reality, e-signatures provide a great way to streamline processes that otherwise would require lengthy workarounds. Companies have to maintain efficiency regardless of where their staff is or where their information resides, therefore, the ability to access documentation and complete transactions remotely is more critical than ever. With the flexibility provided by M-Files and Adobe Sign, businesses can operate as usual even in these unusual times. "Legally binding electronic signatures are a requirement for business in the future, particularly with the demands of the new work environment where remote work is a requirement," said Greg Milliken, senior vice president of strategic alliances at M-Files. "With billions of transactions from millions of signers around the globe, Adobe is a true leader in the field, and we're excited about this new alliance and the capabilities that Adobe Sign will bring to our customers." "We look forward to working with M-Files to replace outdated paper-based, manual signature processes with modern, digital signing experiences," said Chris Whitcomb, director of worldwide business development at Adobe. "With Adobe Sign, M-Files customers will be able to get critical documents signed quickly, easily, and securely, which is critical to remote work today."  More information on the integration of Adobe Sign and M-Files: https://catalog.m-files.com/shop/m-files-for-adobe-sign   For more information on Adobe Sign, please visit: https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/sign/electronic-signatures.html Tags Adobe Sign, eSigning, electronic signature, intelligent information management Summary M-Files accelerates processes and transactions by providing legally binding electronic signatures with Adobe Sign for all connected document volumes.