Posted in Business Management

A structure to bounce off money making ideas

One of my long term goals has always been about the ability to conceptualize a sound structure that attracts money making ideas. Whether it was Centuria Group or the CentEx Cargo Blog, the inspiration for their inception was to build a strong foundation for under-represented people and those too timid to go mainstream. This structure would allow them to bounce off their business ideas with others. The name Centuria was chosen by our 2004-team for its meaning and represented to us a business capable of having 100 different units.

It is an ‘on-going’ process. CentEx Cargo blog posts range from a substantive discussion about ‘pervasive corruption’ in some Caribbean customs to allocating adequate resources to tackle the huge US domestic market. For example, ‘freight broker training’ came from one of my colleagues as a way to get his foot in the door and deal with the slow cycle of international shipping service from the US eastern seaboard to the Caribbean. This blog doesn’t have a fancy organizational structure: What we have is ‘good old American ingenuity,’ the power of unlimited imagination, positive energy and synergy that allow any of our active participants to make more money, access to an abundance of valuable assets, and opportunities to re-invent themselves at any age. ‘I strongly believe that your most valuable asset is yourself.’

Posted in CentEx Store

$81 price/each. New 55 Gallon Open Head Plastic Barrels/Poly Drums for Sale. To order, call 877-464-7152

A courteous representative is ready to assist you. Call before 6 PM Eastern Standard Time for same day shipping. We need a complete address in order to give you, valued customer, a complete quote with the exact cost of shipping to a residence, storage unit, or your place of business. We deliver 55 gallon plastic barrels & polydrums and 75 gallon fiber barrels in the U.S. Lower 48 States.

PLASTIC BARRELS: Safely ship household goods and store dry, solid products, and even rain water. Corrosion-free and dent-resistant polyethylene. Quick-lock lid included that won’t pop open during transit.

DIMENSIONS: L 35″ X W 23″ X H 23″

COLOR: Black or blue.

We can process your payment over the telephone or you can visit the link below or at the very bottom of this page to pay for your order of polydrums. Accounting will send you a separate invoice for shipping and delivery.

https://www.paypal.me/centexcargo

Posted in International Shipping

International Shipping Service from Atlanta, GA to Bridgetown, Barbados

Fast and reliable international shipping service from Atlanta, Georgia to Bridgetown, Barbados. CentEx Cargo sails every Hump Day – i.e., Wednesday – of the week. Our winning and professional team is consistently dependable. We have been providing quality services from the state of Georgia to this port of discharge – i.e., Bridgetown – since 2010.

To inquire about the CentEx Cargo Less than Container Load (LCL) Service, call 770-864-4871

For Agent information in Barbados, visit the link below:

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or call our toll free number: 877-464-7152

Posted in Social Media Marketing

What does the future hold for CentEx Cargo on Twitter?

Like many other social media platforms, Twitter can be dynamic in terms of attracting a large enough audience to remain relavant and be on the cutting edge. As a blog that caters to courier services and international shipping service from the US to the Caribbean, the team at CentEx Cargo has been using ‘content marketing’ to attract the right followers. We have been approached by several third- party companies not affiliated to Twitter, selling us strategies, they claimed, could exponentially increase our number of followers. But, after many meetings to look into those strategies, the team came to the conclusion that those followers were generic and had no interest in courier services, nor in international shipping service.

I am fully aware that having a conversation about courier services in Atlanta, Georgia and Seattle, Washington for instance, is not sexy. So, to spice things up a bit, I regularly share tweets about current events and mundane things that are getting lots of attention from valued customers, potential customers, and the average American nuclear family. The hashtag (#) feature of this platform enables me to engage in conversations with other businesses and individuals. I also use ‘retweet with a comment’ as a genuine way to be part of the dialogue and gain visibility. As you all know, I am mostly interested in your side on this issue. Your suggestions mean the world to me. So, what’s your Twitter Handle? And, how do you use Twitter to keep a particular topic dear to you, in the forefront of our collective discussion?

Lastly, the CentEx Cargo blog carefully chooses which social media platform deserves our advertising dollars. This decision process is based mainly on ‘getting the most bang for the buck.’ As a business or individual account, how would you describe your experience with Twitter Ads? Well, I think Twitter can make it easier for customers to pay for ‘engagements,’ and ‘impressions.’ Their analytics are good, but their payment methods are too restrictive.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Feel free to write a comment in the ‘comment section.’ I will not post it without your verbal consent.

Check out CentEx Cargo (@CentExCargo) on Twitter. Follow us. We follow back … https://twitter.com/CentExCargo

Posted in CentEx Store

CentEx Online Store and Caribbean Underground Network put some valuable information at the fingertips of customers that ship to the Caribbean

Need some info about a Caribbean owned store in your area? Or would you like to know whether your local retail shipper and freight forwarder are running a legitimate business? Is he reliable? Did she in fact book a 40ft container? Caribbean Underground can and will give you definite ANSWERS to these questions.

Our team identifies business owners that are dependable, reliable retail shippers that cater to the Caribbean market (i.e., CARICOM), and Caribbean stores here in the USA that display quality products on their shelves and share our philosophy of integrity and good customer service.

Our business rating system is based on the following conditions:

Rating a business is based solely on the high number of satisfied and repeat customers on record. Reviews from popular apps and credible reports based on sound surveys are determining factors. Our review board also looks for pending and unresolved consumer complaints with the Better Business Bureau for example, against your business?

$16.99 yearly premium to list a Caribbean store and/or shipping company in the U.S. Lower 48 states to this network – i.e., under the ‘CentEx Store’ category. Our team uses a vetting process that’s completely above board.

This network values great customer service. Any Caribbean store or retail shipping business listed on this blog has our endorsement and will get one month of FREE answering service in English.

CentEx Online Store and Caribbean Underground desire and encourage a collaborative work culture.

To pay the ‘yearly premium’ for listing your Caribbean business in a major site or to pay ‘referral fees’ for recommending you to a SHIP, shipping line, and retail SHIPPER, visit the secure link below:

https://www.paypal.me/centexcargo

Need more info, call CentEx Online Store, 877-464-7152

Posted in International Shipping

Stay in touch with loved ones in the Caribbean

When you ship barrels of household goods from the US to the Caribbean, you, without a doubt, are telling your loved ones how much you miss them and appreciate them. Shipping your full barrels to the Caribbean is definitely a labor of love.

Though, we recommend that every customer put a security and utility seal on each barrel, our team has also an excellent track record of making sure, every item you put in a barrel, get to its final destination intact.

We have been shipping barrels of household goods to the Caribbean for valued customers in over a decade. CentEx Cargo provides reliable Caribbean shipping service from Baltimore, Maryland, Linden, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and Seattle, Washington.

Stay in touch with the team that delivers, 770-864-4871

Posted in Auto Transport & Shipping

We Transport Box Trucks to U.S. Shipping Ports on the Eastern Seaboard

We, at CentEx Cargo, have been assisting valued customers and fellow bloggers with the transport of their Box Trucks to U.S. Shipping Ports since 2008.

Given the high demand for services, some of our professional drivers specialize in the transport and shipping of Box Trucks from New Jersey and Georgia to the ports of Miragoane and Saint Marc in Haiti.

Please keep in mind that the transport of Box Trucks require Special Equipment – e.g., Heavy Equipment Flatbed Trailer, Removable Gooseneck Trailer, Detachable Lowboy Flatbed Trailer, Ratchet Straps, Flatbed Chain & Binders. We need a reasonable budget to get the job done right. We also offer insurance for the cash value and Blue Book Value of your Box Truck.

For more info or to get a complete quote, call us toll free, 877-464-7152

Posted in Consulting

How you can start a business without quitting your day job

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This is definitely a new area for me. When it comes to entrepreneurship, I have been using one consistent analogy for a very long time, ‘when you get on the high diving board of a swimming pool, there is only one option: Jumping in both feet. Lately, however, I’ve been asked by a number of readers of the CentEx Cargo Blog to write about ‘how to have a side hustle without quitting your day job.’ Apparently, there are a lot of people that are interested in starting a small busines capable of generating a new stream of revenue as supplemental income to their paychecks. I am a firm believer that as a part-time entrepreneur/full-time employee, you should stick to what you do best. Your job is your working capital for this new venture and pays the bills. Therefore, whatever you do, don’t bring the distractions of searching for a side hustle to your job. You should stay the course of giving 100% to the responsibilities and duties of your job description and to being productive.

How do you find the business that is right for you? First, you need to pick a day of the week when you are not overconsumed by the responsibilities of your full time job and family obligations. The core activities of that day should be about creating boundaries and the testing of ideas for your side hustle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most part-time entrepreneurs choose an industry that’s close to their employment experience and expertise. I also recommend choosing a field that you are passionate about. Another deciding factor can be finding an industry that aligns with your values and skill set. Some of you may have several good ideas for a side business. You can narrow down those choices by moving to the next phase of the decision process. That phase consists of finding ‘beta testers’ from your network, assuming it is large enough. Whatever you, don’t badger your close friends about buying some of your products and/or services. The purpose of finding ‘beta testers’ is to quickly assess if there is a demand for the products you want to sell or the services you plan to offer. Your network may not offer an accurate cross-section of the market for your goods and services. Your next option is to devote enough time to tap into the free resources that can help you get started. For example, SCORE, the Special Corps of Retired Executives, with the following web address, http://www.score.org can assist you with finding ‘beta testers’ in the larger community. Morever, you can get a mentor from this non-profit organization. He/she has extensive experience in assisting people like you start a small business on their own. Some of the free business mentoring services from SCORE would include showing you how to find potential customers and identify your target market(s).

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is also a great place to get started. During your ‘set-aside day with boundaries,’ I recommend you spend a few hours browsing the SBA’s website at http://www.sba.gov. You will find information about building content for your small business and how to come up with the right structure. You are now in the critical phase – i.e., the one in which you make a decision and pick the field. You don’t need a ‘business plan’ and a fancy website right off the bat for your side hustle. But having the right structure from the onset will determine whether you stay in business and make extra money. The right structure for your side hustle also implies keeping everything legal. As a consultant, I make it a point to warn any full-time employees about the pitfalls of choosing any labor intensive fields or a service business. The business world is competitive enough; just imagine how well your business would do, if you were to wait until you get off work before you could start returning the phone calls of prospects and potential customers. That approach would not work in your favor even with an Automated Voicemail System. Because ‘the average caller to any service business, expects a call back in half hour.’ If that average prospect doesn’t get the information he/she is looking for, within the hour, the name of your business is immediatly crossed out from his list of possible business providers. Your skill set and passion may compel you to go into ‘labor extensive technology’ or a service business in spite of my caveat. No worries, I have some well tested suggestions that can surely help you with implementing the right structure from home. Visit my Facebook business page at http://www.facebook.com/centexcargo and inbox me some of your structural concerns and the specific industry you are passionate about.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2017 that there were 38 million home-based businesses in the U.S. And 20 percent of those home-based businesses make $100K – $500K per year. You can sell goods online with Shopify, eBay, Amazon, and even CentExOnlineStore. This is something you can do after ‘working hours,’ in your free time as long as you give your paying customers realistic ETA’s – i.e., Estimated Time of Arrival and/or delivery date of a product ordered by a customer. Perhaps, ‘Direct Selling’ or network marketing is your niche. You may be familiar with it from the likes of the local Avon Lady or Mary Kay Specialist who rung your doorbell one weekend or from the neighborhood Tupperware party. And lastly, from your BFF’s fashion show you attended last year. In case you didn’t know, that fashion show was an opportunity for your girlfriend to showcase her new line of clothing (or clothes received on consignment) to a handful of potential buyers. I would not be surprised if a couple of Clothing Retail Store Managers were in attendance.

Unfortunately, I am restricted by the limitations of a blogger. So, thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Feel free to post a comment in the appropriate section. I look forward to receiving your feedback about ideas, specifics, and the types of business you would choose as a side hustle.