All great things must come to a start.
That’s exactly the mood over at HireAHelper headquarters, which is located right near sunny San Diego, CA. 2016 marked the nine-year anniversary of the mover marketplace company, and it was within this ninth year that one of the biggest dominos finally fell. Take a look.
Behind a Company’s Move – Is the bottom line the only factor?
Thanks to this smartphone video of one company’s announcement of their moving operations to Mexico, coupled with a certain presidential candidate’s ongoing tirade against US businesses moving out of the US, there seems a growing element of discontent across the country with the priorities of businesses in general – priorities that place the bottom line ahead of the people whose work, ironically, allows there to be a bottom line.
Rather than join in the ruckus we decided to take a look at a handful of high-profile businesses that are presently on the move and see just what is behind their decisions to relocate. Why are companies moving? Turns out it’s not always a simple matter of increasing profits. Continue reading
How can I spend less and make more money on Craigslist?
Clearing out your clutter before a big move? Need some cheap, ratty furniture until you can afford the good stuff? Either way, Craigslist.org, now 60 million strong, is the place to go.
Check out these tips from Craigslist veterans on scoring big when it comes to buying and selling goods. Continue reading
Nothing against Riverside…
but it’s great to be on the beach!
We’re getting all settled in here at our new Hire A Helper office in Solana Beach, CA while trying very hard to ignore the sound of crashing waves on the beach a block away.
But just in case we need to have an emergency creativity surf meeting, the office comes complete with its own shower. Not bad! I could make a joke here about a board meeting but I won’t.
The ocean view isn’t much to complain about either. It’s amazing how much more inspired I am to get stuff done when I’m sitting this close to the ocean. Ok, maybe its more amazing that I can actually get something done sitting this close to the ocean. One thing’s for sure, after a long day of helping people hire helpers, its nice to walk across the street and shoot some hoops at the beach-side basketball court.
Mike tells me there’s a great taco stand down the street that we’re going to hit up for lunch today. Also in close proximity to our new office is VG Donut & Bakery, voted best donut in San Diego in a San Diego Magazine reader’s poll. Good thing I’m not going on a diet anytime soon…
The office is cleverly hidden in an office complex that looks like it could have been an old beach front motel.
We’re still working on the interior decorating, but have the necessities: computers, desks, and of course – a well stocked mini-fridge.