Franchising: for and against

Franchising: for and against

Written by OKFIL Window Filters CEO, Denis Dmitriev 

A person who has decided to start own business is eager to be financially independent. He or she wants to realize managing talents and successfully invest money.

Judging on my experience I would say that it is much cheaper and easier to start franchising business rather than start from nothing when you will have to create and develop your own brand. In this article I will describe my experience with the examples from OKFIL Window Filters Company. Read more about Franchising: for and against

Noise in Europe

Noise in Europe

Environmental noise pollution relates to noise caused by road, rail and airport traffic, industry, construction, as well as some other outdoor activities.
Prolonged exposure to noise can lead to serious health effects mediated by the human endocrine system and by the brain, such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular diseases, annoyance (a feeling of discomfort affecting general well-being), cognitive impairment and mental health problems. It can also cause direct effects such as tinnitus.
The effects of exposure to noise impact EU economies. They lead to a loss of productivity of workers whose health and well-being are affected by noise, put a burden on health care systems and cause a substantial depreciation of real-estate value. Read more about Noise in Europe

The Largest Market for Windows & Doors

The Largest Market for Windows & Doors

According to the Allied Market Research’s report Asia-Pacific dominates the overall windows & doors market, and is projected to grow fastest during the forecast period. China leads the market, and is anticipated to show highest growth rate. In 2014, buildings construction accounted for 64% of the total construction in China, with the commercial sector leading the market, in terms of the total sales. Rise in investments in residential buildings was reported over the past few years, accounting for 6,441 billion CNY in 2012. In addition, the country witnessed an upsurge in urbanization rates, and is estimated to have 221 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants by 2025. In 2013, the expenditure incurred by the private sector and the government of Japan was 31.2% and 0.9%, respectively, for residential buildings, while 15.8% and 4.3%, respectively, for nonresidential buildings. Japan is to witness a relatively higher growth rate of its residential over the nonresidential sector. Increase in population, growth in urbanization, and surge in disposable income are expected to provide opportunities for development of the market. Read more about The Largest Market for Windows & Doors

How to make air conditioning safe?

How to make air conditioning safe?

Summer is coming! At this time of the year, people usually use air conditioning so as not to “burn out” at work and be able to “cool off” at home. There is nothing like walking into a room with proper air conditioning after being out in the hot summer sun.

What does an air con really do with the air?

In hot season there some announcements can be seen in shops and offices:
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Air pollution and solution

Air pollution and solution

We all know that the air in most cities is really dirty and dangerous for the health nowadays. People are trying to protect themselves from dirty air, for example, Shanghai citizens wear special masks and install different means for air cleaning at homes, so called “breathers”.

You may check the air quality in your city by using this link http://www.aqicn.org. You may also see World Air Quality Forecasting at http://aqicn.org/forecast/model/cams-world/ Read more about Air pollution and solution

Ecology of the future

Ecology of the future

Ecology is such a simple concept that we all know from the childhood. “Good ecology” – sounds great, “bad ecology” – sounds really bad. Recently goods and services with the prefix ECO- have become mega-popular among people. What does it mean? It means that most people constantly think about ecology, they think of how bad ecology may harm them. But the number of people who seriously think of how NOT to harm the environment, unfortunately, is less. We constantly and quite reasonably filter water and air; we search for eco-pure food, cosmetics and clothes. But perhaps in the future, even the strongest filters and nanotechnologies will not be able to Read more about Ecology of the future