Trying to pick up customers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Backyard Doodies BUSINESS ADDRESS: 5841 Whitnall Highway #1, North Hollywood PHONE: (818) 378-4983 WEB SITE: www.backyarddoodies.com OWNER: Steven Roughan ESTABLISHED: 2003 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Three DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We do pet-care maintenance and waste pickup. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I recognized the need for the service because I’m a dog owner. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? Feeling scrutinized by my neighbors every time I walked my dogs in a common courtyard we shared. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? A matter of days. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I printed 5,000 fliers and set up my DBA. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Less than $500. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My own intuition. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How much fun I would have becoming a mentor to the two teenage boys I employ. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $25,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To have 100 regular customers, and create full-time jobs for my employees. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.last_img read more

Etihad expands Morocco presence with new Rabat service

first_img07.25 Flight no. Wed / Fri 15.15 Arrives   EY 616 Abu Dhabi DOW   EY 615 Rabat Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is increasing its presence in Morocco with the launch of a new twice-weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Rabat to create a direct link between the two capitals.Scheduled to start on 15 January 2016, and providing the only scheduled air link between the UAE and Rabat, the new service will be operated on Wednesdays and Fridays using an A340-500 aircraft configured to carry a total of 240 passengers, with 12 in First Class, 28 in Business Class, and 200 in Economy Class.The new service is Etihad Airways’ second destination in Morocco and complements its existing daily service to Casablanca. This brings to nearly 4,200 the total number of seats available to passengers travelling on Etihad Airways’ services between the UAE and Morocco each week.James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our service to Casablanca has performed strongly since it was launched in June 2006 and I am delighted to build on this success with the introduction of the additional service to Rabat.“The new service provides passengers with more choice and two-way connectivity between Morocco and the UAE, and onwards over our hub in Abu Dhabi to key destinations across our global network in the GCC, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia.“We remain committed to building sustainable ties in the North African region and deepening the strong relationship between Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.”The UAE and Morocco are united by a long history of cooperation and the growth of economic and trade relations between the two countries has developed significantly over recent years, with major UAE exports to Morocco including petrochemicals, metals, foodstuff products, transport equipment, tools and appliances.Like the UAE, the Moroccan Government has made significant investments in the development of its tourism industry. In 2010 the government launched its Vision 2020 which includes plans to make Morocco one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world and double the number of international arrivals into Morocco to 20 million per annum by 2020.Etihad Airways is able to extend its reach across North Africa through its codeshare agreement with Royal Air Maroc, providing passengers with direct flights from Casablanca to destinations throughout Morocco, including Agadir, Marrakech, and Tangier.Etihad Airways also operates scheduled services to nine other destinations in Africa, including: Johannesburg, Khartoum, Casablanca, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam (from I December 2015) and Mahé in the Seychelles.Daily flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and Rabat, effective 15 January 2016, subject to Government approval: Origin Destination 20.00 Aircraft A340-500 Departs Abu Dhabi Rabat A340-500 Wed / Fri 10.00 Fly Etihad AirwaysSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more