10 Tips for Hiring Packers and Movers in India

Finding well placed movers and packers in India to shift your home or vehicle is a little complicated due to lack of regulatory norms. If you are planning to relocate to a brand new home, and you want to hire a trustworthy and professional packing and moving service providers, then you must follow some easy norms. While hiring a Packers and Movers in India, its best to do some thorough investigation and follow certain methods, in order to receive best deals from the professionals who’ll help you out in packing and moving.

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At your service: ServiceSutra – New Indian Express

The Internet is flooded with a number of directories that list firms and dealers for almost everything under the sun. Yet, most often, customers have to go through the hassle of calling the service professionals and checking their rates and ensuring their credentials. It isn’t surprising that sometimes the phone numbers listed don’t even work!

To make life easier and simpler for customers, a Kolkata-based start-up, ServiceSutra.com, has built a platform, that will hopefully resolve this problem. ServiceSutra is the brainchild of Pradeep Chaudhary, who floated the website in October. “Through the website, we are trying to create a platform where consumers can be connected to service providers,” says Chaudhary

Getting married this winter? Here’s how to hire wedding planner

Wedding is really a very special day, and every couple wants to make this day a memorable one. But like every special event, if wedding arrangement isn’t well, it could be a big let down. There are hundreds of small tasks involved in a wedding plan, and each of these tasks must be handled properly in order to make your wedding a grand event. Right from searching for the venue, to arranging the logistics, flowers décor, or even printing invitation cards, each tasks need to be done perfectly, since this day comes just once in your life. Don’t you want your wedding to be memorable? Then you can opt to hire a professional wedding planner, who will be looking after all types of arrangements right from finding wedding venues to even hiring caterers. Wedding planners are professionally trained and experienced people, who can easily take care of everything that’s needed to plan a wedding. Remember it’s your wedding, so spending money on a wedding planner wouldn’t be a waste at all.

How to hire a Wedding Planner?
There are hundred of business directories where you can search for wedding planners and their contact numbers, to initiate the discussion. If you are in India, you may like to visit to ServiceSutra.com site to compare and hire the best wedding planners instantly.

How much does it Cost?
Usually wedding planners work as per your budget, or you can even request for a custom wedding package.  You can hire wedding planners even if you have quite a low budget. I have seen people hiring wedding planers with as low as three lakhs.

People often think that, hiring a wedding planner may cost a lot, but this isn’t true! The fact is, since they know all types of vendors and suppliers involve, they can get better deal for almost everything which you maybe cannot get easily and within reasonable rate.

What services do wedding Planners offer?
The purpose of hiring a wedding planer is to outsource all of the tasks that’s involve in arranging a wedding ceremony. Wedding planner will take care of everything, from designing your invitation card to booking the venue, or even hiring bridal make-up technicians. They sometimes even arranges honeymoons for the bride and groom. So, if you hire them, you’ll be able to enjoy and relax with your family members.

All set to hire a wedding planner, what now?
Wait before you jump-of and hire a wedding planner, make sure you have listed out your own plan. Make a detailed list of what kind of arrangements you want, and always fix a budget before approaching them. Don’t get carried away, and always stick to your budget 🙂

Over to you

Weddings are very stressful to organise. You’ll not only have to sort all of the logistics, but you have to be creative, find suppliers for all of those impossible things to find. That is why, a wedding planner is much needed to give you relief from such toils. Make plans and let the wedding planners know, and hire the one who can fit your needs.

Interior designing of your home like a professional Interior Designer

Often we rely on the expertise suggestions of professional Interior Designers and Decorators to decorate our home or office and there is nothing wrong in doing so. After all they are the professional and have gone through extensive training and have done several design so enough experience and one should take their suggestions and feedback for great designs. But lets see the other side. When it comes to your home, you will be living there and probably you know your own taste better than anyone else. How many of us wear designer clothes designed by the reputed fashion designers? After looking at a designer wear have you ever felt that you won’t wear those clothes, even if you know that it’s designed by a famous designer? I have felt like that at several occasions. Anyway, the point what  I am trying to make is, you can do the interior designing yourself without hiring Interior Decorators, just follow certain thumb rules. I am not convincing you for not hiring Interior Decorators, but at times you might feel like doing it yourself without hiring an Interior Decorator. Listed below are a few of the tips to help you improve the interior decoration of your home.

Budget

First of all allocate and fix a budget. Some one have said “for decoration of your home or wife, no matter what kind of budget you allocate, there is always a chance of improvement”. So having a budget is very important

Set your Expectations

You must have a clear idea of your own expectations. No matter from where you have taken inspiration, a friends home or a magazine or from an interior decorator, make sure you know what you want and whether it fits your taste well or not. After all we don’t do renovation every now and then.

Select Colors and Shades

Choose colors shades carefully. While choosing colors, make sure you visualize it in day and night. There are some color that looks great during day, but not at night. You may look at several magazines and other references for color ideas.

Know your floor and its structure

This is very important. You must understand that something, which was looking good in 10X10 room, may not look good in 20X20 room. Something that looked good in a square floor may not look good in a diagonal shape floor. So while visualizing your designs, consider thinking about these things.

Furniture and Accessories

Remember each of the elements like sofa, tables, flowerpots; curtains etc together make a perfect room. So pay attention to detail and finalize these elements carefully. Now when you have already worked or working on above, its time to consult your friends and spouse. A creative idea could come from anywhere, so take input, discuss and finally get going. In case you wish to hire a consultant Interior Designer then don’t hesitate; it will further enhance your overall renovation plan. After all who can guide you better than a professional interior decorator.

Over to you

Should you or should you not hire a professional when you want to decorate or renovate your home? If such a question arises, don’t get confused, do what you feel is the best. Certainly, both options present a series of advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to do everything yourself you get to save some money, but if you hire a professional everything will be easier and you’ll even learn a thing or two. You can definitely use the above tips to decorate your home professionally, but you must also agree to the fact that hiring a professional is worth it.

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Why ServiceSutra is not like a business directory or a yellow pages

Well! This is a much-needed post, as both Consumers and Service Providers want to know why ServiceSutra is not another business directory or a yellow pages or a green book or pink pages??

So what will you as a customer do with a directory or yellow pages site?
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ServiceSutra is now on slideshare.net

Okay! ServiceSutra is now on slideshare.net and thats our first presentation. Take a look and lets know your feedback. We have worked hard to keep it simple and easy to understand. Thats the answer of all What, How and Why?

Lets know what you think?

Happy Birthday ServiceSutra

Wow! The wait is finally over and we are exited to share the news of our official launch. ServiceSutra is being launched tomorrow Tuesday 11th October 2011.

There has been lots of work-re-work and further re-work, but finally as they say “If you are a perfectionist, think again. Perfection may not necessarily be ideal for progress.” And we decided to stop coding for next few days and launch whatever we have developed as of now.

The team behind ServiceSutra is really excited and looking forward for all kind of feedback and input from our users and friends and gurus.

We will be sharing more posts on how to but for now below are a few of the important links that I would like to share.

Home Page
Service Request
How it Works
Service Providers registration
We are on Facebook and Twitter too.

Keep sharing your input and feedback and we promise to work hard on them.

How to get best rate estimates for Local Services in India

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is. We at ServiceSutra believe in effort to win and we are committed to help you win. We are helping Consumers as well as Service professionals Win together and share the joy of serving and getting served. At ServiceSutra Customers win by finding a qualified Local Service Provider and Service provider win as they get connected to the consumers who are looking for their services. Service providers also get some great feedback and testimonials by real consumers who are using their services at the ServiceSutra website.

Service providers are widely available for local services in India like for packing, moving, storage, interior designing etc. But the problem is there is no standard pricing model for such local services and you have to make multiple calls to find a local service provider. We’re changing the way you find and hire service providers for local services in India.

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10 Guiding Principles to Hire an Ad Agency in India

Advertising is an exciting, visible business, and when another brand’s agency is making news, it can make their grass appear greener. Plus, it’s a business based on experience, confidence and trust. When trust breaks down, relationships end. Role of an ad agency in India is even critical due to  geographical and cultural  factors in India.

Whatever the reason for an agency switch, too many companies make their selection based on the wrong criteria. That causes heartache, inefficiency, and a significant amount of lost productivity.

I’d like to offer 10 guiding principles to follow the next time you’re looking for an advertising agency in India. Let’s start with the five things you shouldn’t do:

1. Don’t limit your search geographically. Yes, the most expedient way to build trust is in face-to-face relationships, but that doesn’t mean trust can’t also be built across miles. After all, some of the strongest marriages have been built after long periods of physical separation which allow time for reflection for both parties about what really matters..read full article at bloomberg