Why is modular ” steel frame construction ” the future ? 


Why is modular ” steel frame construction ” the future ?

35% more cost saving

55% faster to build off-site

65% better quality control

75% more environment friendly

85% more sustainable 

90% faster transportation time if the off-site factory is placed in EU. 
Benefits of modular steel structures construction using ” shipping container” as sustainable steel frames. 
From the efficiency to the ease of build, it’s no surprise that modular container construction is sweeping the world. More and more commercial contractors and residential homebuilders are adopting for modular construction and for good reason.

Here are just a few reasons why going modular is gaining popularity in the construction industry.
35% More Cost Saving

Modular construction has numerous cost benefits over traditional onsite construction. As mentioned above, modular construction decreases build times, which greatly reduce labor costs.

Additionally, because modular building facilities use precision construction equipment and detailed designs, the building process is less wasteful. Each structure uses exact amounts of lumber and other materials.
55% Faster Build Times

Because construction teams are able to work in controlled environments using repetitive techniques and convenient equipment like large-scale jigs, modular construction results in faster build times.

Weather delays are no longer a factor with modular construction either, so contractors are able to complete daily build goals and easily avoid setbacks that are common with onsite construction.
65% Better Quality Control

There are multiple reasons why modular construction is gaining popularity in Europe and the U.S. and quality control is at the top of the list.

Modular manufacturing as a process where tight tolerances and quality control are top priorities.

Unlike traditional construction practices, modular buildings are assembled in controlled environments. This means the majority of the build process is sheltered from the elements.

Likewise, all building materials are stored in the same controlled environment, which reduces imperfections like lumber warp.

In addition, builders are able to work in the same controlled space with all tools and equipment at their disposal. This leads to better built structures and superior quality standards. 
75% More Environmental Friendly

Because modular construction facilities take advantage of production repetition common with assembly line manufacturing, the modular building process uses less energy than traditional construction.

Unlike onsite construction practices, waste in modular construction is used instead of discarded.

Many modular construction facilities store unused materials in controlled environments and recycle them for use in other projects. This helps reduce the 135 million tons of construction waste that ends up in landfills each year. Recycling shipping containers adds a life span on 120 years compared to normally on 5-10 years on normally modular buildings. 

When it comes to construction efficiency, modular building is quickly becoming the new industry standard.
90% more sustainable than traditional methodology

Modular construction is cheaper and less time consuming to erect compared with traditional construction methods, however it also bring with it a raft of sustainability benefits as well. 

Three ways in which modular buildings are a lot more environmentally friendly compared to traditionally constructed buildings.

1. Use Less Energy

Nearly 90 % of the construction of a modular building takes place off-site, hence the term “prefabricated buildings.” With this approach, there is significantly less disturbance to the environment surrounding the construction site. Due to the fact these buildings are prefabricated in a controlled factory environment, there is negligible wastage of materials resources and highly efficient use of energy. It takes almost 55 % less time for the building to be complete compared to a traditionally constructed building.

Furthermore, modular buildings are installed with energy efficient systems for example energy efficient glass, geothermal systems, solar panels and other green features. As a result, not only is the actual construction of the building green, but the long-term running of the building also works out to be quite sustainable. Not only can modular construction reduce energy consumption during the building process by around 75 %, it also reduces energy costs for its occupants.

2. Recycled Materials

Technology has made it possible for us to recycle almost anything. Modular buildings are constructed with recycled (and recyclable) materials for the most part. Recycled steel, recycled wood and even recycled glass are a large part of what makes up a modular building. For instance, Mobile Modular uses 100 percent recyclable glue-less carpet tiles made from post consumer materials. Granted, not every part of the building can be made of recycled material, but all these parts can certainly be reused over and over again without seeing much wear and tear.

3. Modular Buildings are Recyclable Buildings

Modular buildings are called “portable buildings” for a reason. They can literally be transported from one place to another without having to go through the process of demolition. The term “modular” comes from the fact that these buildings are built one module (or unit) at a time and are then assembled on site. So, it stands to reason that they can also be dismantled. This makes it very easy to take down the building without disturbing the surrounding environment with dust, debris and other unwanted pollutants
Modular Construction on the rise but be aware. 

There is a growing number of construction companies turning to modular construction to get the job done. In fact, according to FMI’s Prefab and Modular Construction Survey, 35% of contractors in the U.S. are implementing modular construction in the design phase of the building process.

Likewise, nearly 50% of the contractors surveyed said that prefab and modular construction is a growing part of their companies as well as part of their future strategic construction initiatives.

The country is already experiencing an increase in modular construction, especially in the healthcare industry, student housing and social housing. 

Be aware that building- and fire laws, quality, laws of labor, electricity and plumbing is not the same in China as in Europe. A word of advice, get your architect or building engineer to inspect/oversee the build on the factory, unless they already know the quality supplied by the modular manufacturer. 

Transportation can also be a huge challenge if the modules are delivered from Asia etc. 

40-65 days on a ship, waves up and down and in high temperatures and humidity is not a good cocktail for a finished product.
Are you interested in knowing more about the benefits of containers, used as steel frames on buildings, your are more then welcome to contact Me kh@liab.me or visit http://www.liabflexhomes.com 

I started working with modular housing using shipping containers in 2008.  

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Modular construction using shipping containers 

5 key benefits of modular container construction made by LIAB FLEXHOMES.
From the efficiency to the ease of build, it’s no surprise that modular container construction is sweeping the world. More and more commercial contractors and residential homebuilders are adopting for modular construction and for good reason.

Here are just a few reasons why going modular is gaining popularity in the construction industry.
1. Modular Construction on the Rise

There are a growing number of construction companies turning to modular construction to get the job done. In fact, according to FMI’s Prefab and Modular Construction Survey, 35% of contractors in the U.S. are implementing modular construction in the design phase of the building process.

Likewise, nearly 50% of the contractors surveyed said that prefab and modular construction is a growing part of their companies as well as part of their future strategic construction initiatives.

The country is already experiencing an increase in modular construction, especially in the healthcare industry.
2. 65% Better Quality Control

There are multiple reasons why modular construction is gaining popularity in Europe and the U.S. and quality control is at the top of the list.

Modular manufacturing as a process where tight tolerances and quality control are top priorities.

Unlike traditional construction practices, modular buildings are assembled in controlled environments. This means the majority of the build process is sheltered from the elements.

Likewise, all building materials are stored in the same controlled environment, which reduces imperfections like lumber warp.

In addition, builders are able to work in the same controlled space with all tools and equipment at their disposal. This leads to better built structures and superior quality standards.
3. 55% Faster Build Times

Because construction teams are able to work in controlled environments using repetitive techniques and convenient equipment like large-scale jigs, modular construction results in faster build times.

Weather delays are no longer a factor with modular construction either, so contractors are able to complete daily build goals and easily avoid setbacks that are common with onsite construction.

4. 35% More Cost Saving

Modular construction has numerous cost benefits over traditional onsite construction. As mentioned above, modular construction decreases build times, which greatly reduce labor costs.

Additionally, because modular building facilities use precision construction equipment and detailed designs, the building process is less wasteful. Each structure uses exact amounts of lumber and other materials.
5. 75% More Environmental Friendly

Because modular construction facilities take advantage of production repetition common with assembly line manufacturing, the modular building process uses less energy than traditional construction.

Unlike onsite construction practices, waste in modular construction is used instead of discarded.

Many modular construction facilities store unused materials in controlled environments and recycle them for use in other projects. This helps reduce the 135 million tons of construction waste that ends up in landfills each year, plus we recycle shipping container which gives them a life span on 120 years compared to normally on 12-18 years.

When it comes to construction efficiency, modular building is quickly becoming the new industry standard.
Are you interested in knowing more about the benefits about container homes, please contact info@liab.me or visit http://www.liabflexhomes.com

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Vejen til succes…..

  

Idag sidder jeg og reflekterer lidt over livet og over mine sidste par måneder af 2015. 
Mit liv har siden jeg flyttede fra Danmark i 2009, har været en rutchebane… Men jeg tænkte dengang på Walt Disney citat :

” if you can dream it – you can do it”
Det fleste folk lægger kun mærke til resultatet fra en succesfuld entrepreneur, bagefter tænke de fleste – jeg kan aldrig blive som dem, eller de var bare heldige…
Hvad mange ikke bemærker er at hvad en entreneur har været igennem forud for deres succes, den daglige kamp, afvisninger, nederlag, bedrag, rygter, løbe tør for penge, alt det man skal igennem for at skabe en succes. 
Da jeg startede med at bygge container boliger for 3-4 år siden, så kan jeg huske at jeg sagde til min familie, venner og min fantastiske partner, at den dag jeg kan sælge en bolig om ugen, så vil jeg være lykkelig….. i november 2015 solgte vi alene i Tyskland over 400 boliger… så der er sket en del siden… men hvad er der egentligt sket…? 
Det der er sket er, at jeg har ændret mig, jeg har lært at omgive mig med de rigtige mennesker…
Hvis du er sammen med positive personer, så er chancen for din succes langt større,og din livs kvalitet vokser kolossalt. 
Hvis du omgås dygtige og inteligente personer ( altid klogere end dig ), så lære du noget hverdag, og dine forventninger til dig selv bliver langt større. 
Det er en vigtig egenskaber, at kunne vælge fra, så du hele tiden kun omgiver dig med positive mennesker, ellers er der 80% chance for du ikke lykkes ( specielt hvis du har en forretnings partner ). Da negative, pessimistiske eller fordomsfulde mennesker tit hiver andre med ned, ved de stiller spørgsmål tegn ved alt, som gør man bruge ufattelig mange tid på at på at overbevise dem, istedet for at udføre pretotyping af ideen, og få svaret samme dag nærmest. 
Succes i erhvervslivet kommer ikke uden du møder Janteloven, risikoen for nederlag, modgang, penge problemer, mangel på tid mv… Men se frem og kig aldrig tilbage, det som ikke slår dig ihjel gør dig bare stærkere…

” what ever it takes”
Tilbage i 2007/08 efter at have solgt BilXperten lyttede jeg til et interview med en af verdens mest populære succescoaches Tony Robbins, som er en af de største i verden idag inden for personlig udvikling og succes. Han sagde at 80% af ens succes er vores egen psykologi. 
Så 80% af vores succes er baseret på vores personlighed, vores evne til at tænke positivt og optimistisk, vors evne til at tro på os selv, lede os selv, vores tro på at ville lykkes, sætte mål, vores evne til at kommunikere og skabe gode relationer til andre mennesker. 
På trods af det, så oplever jeg en masse mennesker der brokker sig hele tiden og skyder skylden på alle andre når de ikke lykkes… de brokker sig over vejret, over økonomien, over regeringen og over andre mennesker…. de brokker sig over ting de ikke har indflydelse på eller empati for… Og derfor opstiller egne problemer : 

Som tænk nu hvis…

Jeg sagde jo det ville gå sådan…

Han omgås altså…

Han har været omtalt for…

Disse personer er ikke med til at skabe noget produktivt for din succes – vælg venner og netværk :

Med empati for dig…

Med god energi for dig…

Som bidrager positivt til din hverdag…
Jeg kan nævne tonsvis af eksempler med mennesker der har haft alle ressourcerne og er ulykkelige, tit fordi de har skabt en succes( solgt deres virksomhed godt ), og nu tro de at de er serie iværksættere…

Jeg kan nævne eksempler med mennesker, der har haft alle odds imod sig og alligevel har fået kæmpe succes…

“Winners are losers that just didn’t give up”
Jeg oplever mange mennesker der ulykkelige og utilfredse med deres liv og stadig intet gør ved det!!!!

“Everything you want will always be outside your comfort zone”

“You only miss 100% of the chances you don’t take”
Så hvis 80% af en succes er vores egen psykologi, så er størstedelen af vores egen succes også op til os selv…. hmm spændende tænkte jeg… men hvem skal jeg så skyde skylden på hvis det ikke lykkes!!!
Min pointe er: 
– hvis du vil tro på dig selv, så skal du arbejde med dig selv
– hvis du vil elske dig selv, så skal du arbejde med dig selv
-hvis du vil have succes med at starte din egen forretning, så skal du arbejde med dig selv
– hvis du vil have endnu mere succes med din forretning, så skal du arbejde med dig selv. 
– hvis du vil have endnu mere succes i dit privatliv eller i dit job, så skal du arbejde med dig selv…
– hvis du gerne vil have andre mennesker til at kunne lide dig, så skal du arbejde med dig selv. 
– hvis du vil tiltrække de rigtige mennnesker, så skal du arbejde med dig selv. 
– hvis du vil være en bedre leder, så skal du arbejde med dig selv
– hvis du vil være en bedre sælger, så skal du arbejde med dig selv
Hvis du gerne vil have succes, så skal du arbejde mere med dig selv end du gør på noget andet – men glem ikke dit familie, da de er din livline, hvis alt går galt – det har jeg også prøvet. 
Hvis du ændrer dig, så ændrer alting sig for dig… 
… og husk nu, at der er ingen der kommer og banker på din dør en dag du mindst forventer det og spørger, om du vil have et bedre liv… 
…du skal selv tage ansvar for at få det bedste liv du kan…. og så skal du se at komme ud af starthullerne og gå fra tanke til handling. 
Tak fordi du læste mit indlæg, held og lykke med din succes. 

Rigtigt godt nytår til jer alle og held og lykke med jeres 2016 mål…..

Kristian Holm

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Forstå Ryanair sagen på 2 minutter

Forstå Ryanair sagen på 2 minutter!Ryanair tabte i Arbejdsretten 01.07.2015. Hvilke hovedspørgsmål omfattede sagen, og hvad var de 4 klare svar fra Arbejdsretten.

Forstå Ryanairsagen på 2 minutter:

Ryanair tabte i arbejdsretten den 1. juli 2015. Her følger en kort analyse af sagens hovedspørgsmål og hovedkonklusioner.

Hovedspørgsmålene i sagen var

Spørgsmål 1:

Om det arbejde, der bliver udført af piloter og kabinepersonale, der er stationeret på Ryanairs baser i Danmark, har en sådan tilknytning til Danmark, at Serviceforbundets overenskomstkrav i henhold til dansk ret har den fornødne styrke og aktualitet.

– Svar

Ja, fordi:

Det forhold, at piloterne og kabinepersonalet er knyttet til baser i Danmark, er afgørende

Ryanairs baser i Danmark udgør faste mønstrings- og stationeringssted

Den lufthavn, hvor personalet har sin base, er så også centrum for piloternes og kabinepersonalets erhvervsudøvelse.

Det er her, personalet efter endt arbejdsdag træder af og tager hjem til deres private bopæl, som er deres naturlige sociale tilknytningspunkt både i forbindelse med arbejdet og i fritiden.

DERFOR har det arbejde, der udføres af piloter og kabinepersonale, der er stationeret på Ryanairs baser i Danmark, en sådan tilknytning til Danmark, at Serviceforbundets har stærk interesse i at overenskomstdække arbejdet

Spørgsmål 2:

Skal spørgsmålet overhovedet afgøres efter danske regler – eller irske?

– Svar:

Ja, fordi: Uanset det fremgår af aftaler med personalet, at personalet er underlagt irsk ret og værneting, så er den detalje ikke styrende. Hvis der kommer konflikt i form af strejke og blokade, så vil den blive iværksat i Danmark, og derfor er det dansk ret.

Spørgsmål 3:

Er Serviceforbundets krav om overenskomst og det hermed afgivne varsel om konflikt overhovedet er foreneligt med EU-retten

– Svar:

Ja, fordi: Faktisk er det sådan, at retten til at forhandle overenskomster og iværksætte kollektive kampskridt til støtte for sådanne overenskomster er en grundlæggende rettighed i EU – retten!!

Det kan selvfølgelig være en restriktion for den frie bevægelighed, men en sådan restriktion er tilladt, hvis den forfølger et legitimt formål, som er foreneligt med traktaten og er begrundet i tvingende almene hensyn.

Da det ikke er tilfældet, er kravet om overenskomst og den varslede konflikt antageligvis ikke i strid med EU- retten, og derfor er der ikke behov for at spørge EU.

Spørgsmål 4:

Har Serviceforbundet så iagttaget de formelle betingelser i forbindelse med afgivelsen af konfliktvarslet.

– Svar:

Nej. Varslet er ulovligt!

Min egen holdning er dog også fagforeninger skal afskaffes, deres metoder minder alt for meget og mafiaens, med afpresning, brandstiftelse ( vejlegården ) vandalisme mv. For at opnå deres mål, og lad mig lige minde jer om alle bøder mv. Som fagforeninger uddeler går ikke til medlemmerne, eller dem som de mener er underbetalte – men istedet ubeskåret til deres egen kasse. 

Hvis ikke vi alle gør noget risikere vi Danmark bliver endnu mere ikke konkurrence dygtige end de allerede er, virksomheder som LEGO, Danfoss, Danish Crown som vi alle er stolte af har allerede flyttet mange arbejdets pladser, lad os gøre noget ved dette, meld dig ud af din fagforening og forhandle din egen løn, hvilke du i bund og grund nok gør alleredebedst. 

Ligeledes holder fagforeninger nye innovation væk som Uber osv. På grund nytænkning ikke passer til dem, for hvordan skal de opkræve deres skat/medlemskab her ? 

Danmark trænger til nye love på dette område og det er på tide politikerne vågner op, og sikre Danmarks fremtid.

Lad mig lige minde jer alle om fagforeningerne har bragt Cimber Air, Sterling til konkurs, SAS er på fallittensrand, så hvis formålet er vi skal miste konkurrence evnen jamen så skal i blot forsætte jeres kamp, men jeg tro Margaret Thatcher kan citers for : socialism is a great thing, but eventually you will run out of other people’s money.

Der er sikkert mange som vil være uenige, men så forklar os andre hvad der er forkert i man selv forhandler en løn med sin arbejdesgiver, som begge er tilfredse med, der betales Dansk skat af alle parter, og der skabes Dansk vækst og jobs… Så hvad er grunden til fagforening skal blade sig og derved presse virksomheder væk fra Danmark, miste jobs, miste skat, miste konkurrence evne, og nu skal en masse mennesker betale overpris for flybilletterne… Hvem er vinderen her ?orstå Ryanair sagen på 2 minutter!

Ryanair tabte i Arbejdsretten 01.07.2015. Hvilke hovedspørgsmål omfattede sagen, og hvad var de 4 klare svar fra Arbejdsretten.

Forstå Ryanairsagen på 2 minutter:

Ryanair tabte i arbejdsretten den 1. juli 2015. Her følger en kort analyse af sagens hovedspørgsmål og hovedkonklusioner.

Hovedspørgsmålene i sagen var

Spørgsmål 1:

Om det arbejde, der bliver udført af piloter og kabinepersonale, der er stationeret på Ryanairs baser i Danmark, har en sådan tilknytning til Danmark, at Serviceforbundets overenskomstkrav i henhold til dansk ret har den fornødne styrke og aktualitet.

– Svar

Ja, fordi:

Det forhold, at piloterne og kabinepersonalet er knyttet til baser i Danmark, er afgørende

Ryanairs baser i Danmark udgør faste mønstrings- og stationeringssted

Den lufthavn, hvor personalet har sin base, er så også centrum for piloternes og kabinepersonalets erhvervsudøvelse.

Det er her, personalet efter endt arbejdsdag træder af og tager hjem til deres private bopæl, som er deres naturlige sociale tilknytningspunkt både i forbindelse med arbejdet og i fritiden.

DERFOR har det arbejde, der udføres af piloter og kabinepersonale, der er stationeret på Ryanairs baser i Danmark, en sådan tilknytning til Danmark, at Serviceforbundets har stærk interesse i at overenskomstdække arbejdet

Spørgsmål 2:

Skal spørgsmålet overhovedet afgøres efter danske regler – eller irske?

– Svar:

Ja, fordi: Uanset det fremgår af aftaler med personalet, at personalet er underlagt irsk ret og værneting, så er den detalje ikke styrende. Hvis der kommer konflikt i form af strejke og blokade, så vil den blive iværksat i Danmark, og derfor er det dansk ret.

Spørgsmål 3:

Er Serviceforbundets krav om overenskomst og det hermed afgivne varsel om konflikt overhovedet er foreneligt med EU-retten

– Svar:

Ja, fordi: Faktisk er det sådan, at retten til at forhandle overenskomster og iværksætte kollektive kampskridt til støtte for sådanne overenskomster er en grundlæggende rettighed i EU – retten!!

Det kan selvfølgelig være en restriktion for den frie bevægelighed, men en sådan restriktion er tilladt, hvis den forfølger et legitimt formål, som er foreneligt med traktaten og er begrundet i tvingende almene hensyn.

Da det ikke er tilfældet, er kravet om overenskomst og den varslede konflikt antageligvis ikke i strid med EU- retten, og derfor er der ikke behov for at spørge EU.

Spørgsmål 4:

Har Serviceforbundet så iagttaget de formelle betingelser i forbindelse med afgivelsen af konfliktvarslet.

– Svar:

Nej. Varslet er ulovligt!

Min egen holdning er dog også fagforeninger skal afskaffes, deres metoder minder alt for meget og mafiaens, med afpresning, brandstiftelse ( vejlegården ) vandalisme mv. For at opnå deres mål, og lad mig lige minde jer om alle bøder mv. Som fagforeninger uddeler går ikke til medlemmerne, eller dem som de mener er underbetalte – men istedet ubeskåret til deres egen kasse. 

Hvis ikke vi alle gør noget risikere vi Danmark bliver endnu mere ikke konkurrence dygtige end de allerede er, virksomheder som LEGO, Danfoss, Danish Crown som vi alle er stolte af har allerede flyttet mange arbejdets pladser, lad os gøre noget ved dette, meld dig ud af din fagforening og forhandle din egen løn, hvilke du i bund og grund nok gør alleredebedst. 

Ligeledes holder fagforeninger nye innovation væk som Uber osv. På grund nytænkning ikke passer til dem, for hvordan skal de opkræve deres skat/medlemskab her ? 

Danmark trænger til nye love på dette område og det er på tide politikerne vågner op, og sikre Danmarks fremtid.

Lad mig lige minde jer alle om fagforeningerne har bragt Cimber Air, Sterling til konkurs, SAS er på fallittensrand, så hvis formålet er vi skal miste konkurrence evnen jamen så skal i blot forsætte jeres kamp, men jeg tro Margaret Thatcher kan citers for : socialism is a great thing, but eventually you will run out of other people’s money.

  
Der er sikkert mange som vil være uenige, men så forklar os andre hvad der er forkert i man selv forhandler en løn med sin arbejdesgiver, som begge er tilfredse med, der betales Dansk skat af alle parter, og der skabes Dansk vækst og jobs… Så hvad er grunden til fagforening skal blade sig og derved presse virksomheder væk fra Danmark, miste jobs, miste skat, miste konkurrence evne, og nu skal en masse mennesker betale overpris for flybilletterne… Hvem er vinderen her ?

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Tab på debitore, hvad med momsen ?

At opnå momsfradrag for tab på en debitor kan i visse tilfælde have lange udsigter, fordi man som kreditor skal foretage en række handlinger, før tabet kan konstateres og herefter reguleres.

SKM2014.645.SKAT og http://www.skat.dk/skat.aspx?oID=2162027

Betyder det ikke længere en betingelse for at foretage regulering for tab på fordringer over 3.000 kr. (inkl. moms) uden for konkurs og akkord m.v., at fordringen er forsøgt inddrevet af en uafhængig inkassovirksomhed.

Det betyder, at det nu er muligt at regulere for tab på fordringer over 3.000 kr., hvis kreditor selv har forsøgt at inddrive fordringen ( kaldet Egenonkasso ) Dette kan du gratis få hjælp til via online portalen www.duskylderpenge.com som arbejder efter NO CURE NO PAY.

Eller du kan fastlægge en intern rykkerprocedure som skal sandsynliggøre, at tabet er lidt og dermed konstateret. Proceduren kan være forskellig, afhængig af hvilken branche kreditor befinder sig i og forskellig i forhold til, hvem debitor er. Det er en vurdering, som kreditor selv skal foretage i forhold til den procedure, der fastlægges i virksomheden.

Det er SKAT anbefaling, at der i virksomhed tages stilling til en fast rykkerprocedure og nedfælder denne, således at den er kendt af det relevante personale i virksomheden, og at den bliver fulgt, hver gang der skal ske inddrivelse og til vurdering af tab.

Men igen den nemme løsning er at bruge online portalen Duskylderpenge.com som klare alt for dig, upload din fordring/faktura, udfyld din virksomheds information samt debitors, og så klare de resten, du kan endda med stor sandsynlighed få dine penge, da portalen arbejder ud fra NO CURE NO PAY som betyder for du de ikke for en krone for deres arbejde hvis du ikke gør.

Mulighed for genoptagelse

Virksomheder, der indtil nu har undladt at regulere for tab på fordringer over 3.000 kr. uden for konkurs og akkord m.v., har mulighed for genoptagelse. Genoptagelsen kan ske for afgiftsperioder, der er påbegyndt, men endnu ikke udløbet i juni måned 2010.

  • Månedsafregnende virksomheder: Fra og med maj 2010
  • Kvartalsafregnende virksomheder: Fra og med 2. kvartal 2010
  • Halvårsafregnende virksomheder: Fra og med 1. halvår 2010

Virksomheden skal kunne dokumentere opgørelsen af tilbagebetalingskravet ved relevant regnskabsmateriale og bilagsmateriale, samt at fordringerne har været igennem en rykkerprocedure, som sandsynliggør, at tabet er lidt.

Fristen for genoptagelse er 16. marts 2015.

skrevet af

Kristian Kongstad Holm

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How to become a success

The following are tips to become a successful entrepreneur based on my experience of building a company “startups” from the ground up.

  1. Taking risks.

Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure.

In order to succeed, you must be willing to fail – and you must have the courage to go for the win anyway – whatever it takes!

Always remember – WINNERS ARE LOSERS THAT JUST DIDN´T GIVE UP!

In the top 400 list of the worlds billionaires, proves that failing or taking risk is the fastest way to learn how to do it right next time…

  1. Make your own luck.

Luck plays a part in success, but the harder you work, the luckier you get.

Whatever you choose to do, even if it’s not the job of your dreams, always work hard at it. Be the first person at work in the morning and the last to leave at night. Hard work can create opportunities where your resumé cannot.

Surround yourself only with positive people – this will give you so much more power and the right people, will make you grow and learn faster.

  1. Be persistent.

Persistency really does pay off.

Be ready to give focus 110%, be ready to work 14-16 hours per day everyday, be ready to let holiday be strange word for you the next 2-3 years. Success come from consistent hard work and focus on that one project or business.

 

Later when you have made enough money, you can allow yourself to make business your hobby or a lifestyle, and this is a beautiful part, personally I love it. But be aware, to do more than one business at the time, demands huge experience. It took me over 15 years to succeed in juggling with more at the time.

 

Many people ask me: “what is your job?” my response would normally be “I invest in other peoples ideas”. That might be the shortest term of my description. People can have the best ideas, but if they don’t do the right marketing, have the right sales force, launch before it is to late or what else can get in the way of a million dollar idea, they end up having build the best idea, but never launch, or get beaten by competitors.

 

The following are the only 3 ways your business can become a success:

1. Be first

2. Be the vicest and smartest

3. Cheat

 

I have a huge respect for other people who made a success, but one success can be good luck or right timing, to make more than one requires perfect skills as entrepreneurship, persistency, planning/timing and most importantly an exit strategy and the perfect team to make the success the second time.

 

In my opinion after the second success you can call yourself a successful serial entrepreneur.

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  1. Never stop learning.

The most powerful word in the English language is “Why.” There is nothing as powerful as an open, inquiring mind. Whatever field you choose for starting a business – be a lifelong student and make it a lifestyle.

The world is full of people who have stopped learning and who think they’ve got it all figured out. You have without a doubt met some of them already – and you’ll meet plenty more.

Their favorite word is “No.” They will give you a million reasons why something can’t be done or shouldn’t be done, and they always know better.

Don’t listen to them, don’t be deterred by them, and don’t become one of them. Not if you want to fulfill your potential – and not if you want to change the world for the better.

Only surround yourself with positives people – this will give you so much more power and it will make you grow and learn faster from the right people, this should properly have been rule number 1, this was for me what took the longest time to figure out.

When you are surrounding yourself with positive and vice people, you will learn from the best, not a teacher on a business school that thinks he can teach you how to run a business, but from people with real life experience and success.

Please ask your self, if the teacher did know how to do it perfect, what is he doing on a school, instead of getting rich and enjoying life. Teachers can teach you the basic stuff, the rest has to come from real experience in real business life.

  1. Give back.

You are ultimately responsible for your own success and failure, but you only succeed if you share the reward with others.

At the end of the day, ask yourself: “Am I making a difference in the lives of others?”

You don’t have to be wealthy to give back. You can give back by getting involved and giving your time and talents. You just have to be committed to opening doors for others.

What is it worth be rich or having success if you don´t have anybody to share it with…?

Remember money comes and goes, but good experiences and the things you have learned are there forever.

I hope you can use this advice, please do contact me if I can help you in anyway.

Kristian Kongstad Holm

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Education Level on Billionaires….

Education Level on Billionaires….

It’s illustrated by powerful examples from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg to Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller to James Cameron and Tom Hanks  (every one of them is a College dropout.

It’s the sub-headline and positioning of a recent “Billionaire University” story in the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue: “Some of the Forbes 400 have Ph.D.s; far more never finished college.”

The Concept: College is unnecessary if you want to get rich.  The best school is the school of hard knocks ( school of life or learning by losing ).  The lecture hall pales in value to life experience.  Learning means doing.

The concept is true.  College is not absolutely necessary.  High school grads and college dropouts do populate the Forbes 400

While I concede that it’s true, it’s also misleading, as is the positioning of the Billionaire University piece (comparison of college dropouts to a narrow segment of advanced degree holders).

The Chart: Using data published in and adding a couple observations, I produced this chart.

Education Levels of the Forbes 400 – the Richest People in the United States

 

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Observations:

  • Yes, there are high school grads and college dropouts among the 400.  They represent 8% of the group.
  • Yes, there are many more college dropouts than PhDs – by a ratio just shy of 2:1.
  • But, there are 341 total advanced degrees.  If each person only had one, that would represent more than 85% of the 400.
  • Even assuming that each person with an advanced degree held two of those 341, that leaves 170 of them with advanced degrees.  That’s more than 42% of the 400 and nearly five times more than college dropouts.
  • There are more than twice as many MBAs in the Forbes 400 than there are college dropouts.

Final Thoughts:

  • But what is wealth worth is you don´t have anyone to share it with.
  • Also you will never become a billionaire, if you don´t love you business a work with the perfect team.

Next week I will blog about How to become a success with you self or you business….

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RED TAPE about how to transfer you EU drivers license to UAE

I hope this can help you, I have searched many places to find out how this was done, but the answer from everyone I asked was the same “I can help you but the cost is 1000 AED” Don´t pay that kind of money, it is so easy to do, just remember to bring cash money.

I must say when i decided to do this myself, I was expecting the worst, but it was so easy, and all the people were helpful and friendly.

There was even a guy there, in the waiting area, who gave everyone fresh water, and there was free wifi, what more can you expect ?

Required Documents

  1. Original Passport
  2. Passport and visa page copy
  3. Original Emiratis ID card and copy
  4. Original Photo
  5. Current Foreign Driving License (original and copy)
  6. Original arabic legal translation of foreign driving license
  7. Original NOC from you employer for transfer driving license
  8. Company’s trade license copy
  9. Company’s establishment card copy

 

NOW YOU ARE READY!

 

Proceed to the Fujairah Traffic Department with the above mentioned documents, the procedure is the same for all Emirates.

Location http://goo.gl/maps/jq4lR

  • Need to go to the Captain Driving License Section ( A on Map )
  • Submit the documents to the Captain at the reception
  • Get the approval for Transfer Driving License
  • Come to the reception
  • Get a number for Driving license section & wait for your turn ( 5-10 min )
  • When your number is called go to Driving License Section counter & give them documents
  • They will check the documents and will take AED 100/- for Eye Test, blood test & finger prints and will give receipt
  • Walk out of the building the same way you came in, across the street on you left you will see Fujairah national driving institute go there approx. 50 meters. Please see the B on the map below, there is normaly no line, just go in and get your Eye and blood test done. ( 5-10 min )
  • After this you need to go back to the reception, they will tell you direction for Finger Prints or see C on the map. ( 5 min )
  • Go back to the reception and present results of the eye, blood test and finger prints , then you will get number, when it is called go to the same counter and make payment ( 260 AED ) for transfer driving license ( after 5-10 min you will receive you new drivers license )

–       Please note you are allowed to keep you original old drivers license

–       Fujairah RTA’s Tel. No : 09-2222666

– opening hours saturday to thursday from 7.30 to 14.30

 

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TIPS AND TRICKS ABOUT DUBAI-UAE INCL. RED TAPE

Written by Kristian Kongstad Holm – Dubai 2014.

I moved to Dubai in 2013 and I’d like to share with all of you the best experiences, where to stay, where to go clubbing, where to dine, what to see, how to do business, tips and tricks and the upsides and downsides of Dubai that I have experienced so far. My experiences have been made on holidays, business trips and now living in Dubai, so whether you are planning holidays or you are thinking about moving here, I have put together a good sample of tips that you might find useful.

 

First I’d like to start whit at little good-to-know for residents as well as vacationers.

-First of all, and this is mostly to residents, in Dubai there is no tax and VAT!! First and primarily reason to live here.

-Next is WEATHER, Dubai has approximately 320 days with sun a beautiful weather.

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-Third is living in a country were main language is English.

-Fourth is living in a country were 80 % of the population are Expats, is gives you a feeling that everyone is in it together. It units people in a very good way.

-Fifth is the felling of living in a business city, and it really is! because you can only live in UAE – Dubai, if you have a work visa unless you are born here.

But please mind! – it can be highly addictive.

Good tips before you travel into Dubai.

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In Dubai it is not normal to drink alcohol because of there religion, but Dubai is dependent on their tourists so they have made many compromises, in hotels and restaurants ‘belonging’ or nearby hotels, they serve alcohol etc. If you are a resident you can get a license to buy alcohol and a tip for residents as well as vacationers, you can per person bring 4 liters of alcohol into Dubai every time you arrive at the airport. Pork is only served in a few five star hotel restaurants or buyable in supermarkets – normally – but there are ways to get around that, see my ‘Shopping’ section. Finally and this is a downside seen from lover’s perspective, you cannot show physically attraction in public areas in Dubai. No kissing, hugging or holding hands, if you are a tourist they normally overlook it, because they see you as an ‘ignorant tourist’ but if you are a resident, you will be punished for it if anyone sees. When you go out, remember to wear proper clothes. It is frowned upon to wear small skirts and tops. Some places are stricter than others. If you go visit a mosque, wear clothes that cover your knees up to the neck and shoulders, as well as when you go to a mall, the same is required. If you go to and from the beach it is not necessary. If you just make sure to consider your surroundings, not to offend anyone then you’ll be fine.

 

Where to stay: House, Apartment, Hotel and ?

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A one bedroom apartment located 30-40 km outside the midtown is per month around 4000 AED. A beautiful 1 one bedroom in Dubai Marina or downtown is per month 8.000-12.000 AED. If you find an apartment in the Marina you will most definitely have a view over the ocean or the Marina.

Best place to live, in my opinion. If you are on holidays for a shorter period 10-14 days, I would recommend that you stay in one of the big hotels, where the hotel is an experience in itself.

If you wish a more price friendly holiday, where you experience some of the local society, as I prefer, I would recommend you to rent an apartment or a villa. An apartment with 2 bedrooms is about 500-800 AED per day in Dubai Marina. If you decide to stay in a villa or an apartment further outside the city there is the train RTA that combines all of Dubai very good.

For living in Dubai, in the Marina there are a lot of great buildings and the price range is 100-120.000 AED per year for a one bedroom and 150-250.000 AED for 2 bedrooms. The Iris Blue, Botanica and Cayan tower are good examples. “best value for you money”

Here are some links to of were to find apartments and Villas in Dubai.

http://www.justrentals.com/uae

http://www.propertyfinder.ae

http://dubai.dubizzle.com

http://www.bestdubaimarinadeals.com

 

Hotels I have stayed at in Dubai that I can recommend. All of the hotels listet below have minimum 4 stars.

‘ Atlantis – The Palm is in my experience the best hotel for families with children.

‘ Kempimski – The Palm a romantic getaway, but with plenty of Russians.

‘ Jumeirah Beach Residence – Jumeirah, fantastic for children and has great sports facilities as well as dining.

Jumeirah Madinat – Jumeirah, a very romantic place, with nice restaurants.

The Address – Dubai marina – ( Business hotel )

Grosvenor house – Dubai Marina ( Business hotel )

The address – Dubai Mall ( Business and pleasure )

Marina view apartments – Dubai Marina ( good value for money 3 stars only )

One and Only – Dubai marina ( romantic )

 

Areas in Dubai

Dubai has several areas and they are not all in the same reach. I have chosen my favorite places where I have used most of my time since I’ve moved here.

-Dubai Marina, most expats live here, especially young people between 20 and 40 loves this area.

– JBR is close to Dubai Marina, it is a long beach promenade filled with fantastic dining facilities, shops and of course the beautiful beaches. I recommend to spend a bit money to use the facilities on one of the hotels, where you have sunbeds, food, drinks, bath/WC and shade. If you want to use the public beach go after 3 or remember shade, sunscreen and water. Always wear shoes in the sand as it is very hot.

– Dubai Downtown or Dubai International Business Center (DIFC) is the most trendy area with the best restaurants and nightlife, and of course, as the name states, the place for business. The area is located very close to Dubai Mall.

– The Palm is the most exclusive area in Dubai, exclusivety for me includes the voice of the waves, endless white beach, not much noise and the best view which this area contains. Here, most of the 5 star hotels are located and even if you are not staying at one of them you can still use their facilities. As an example, Nasimi Beach at The Atlantis, which I will explain more about in my ‘Restaurats, Clubs and Beaches’ section.

– JLT, is mostly an area for offices and business, you can also find apartments here where the prices are near the smallest in Dubai, and still okay close to the Dubai Marina (where it happens). This area is not yet finished, restaurant and stores is nothing special… yet… In my experience, you’ll need a car if you decide to live here.

– The Hills, it is mostly Expact families with good income that lives here, it is one of the most exclusive areas in Dubai.

Need to see in Dubai:

Please see my complete guide link

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, take the elevator to the 144. floor and you can put it on your resume, it is spectacular. You can buy tickets on the App ‘At the top’ or in Dubai Mall on Ground Floor with same name. The price is, if you buy it at Dubai Mall 450 AED. If you want the view but isn’t in need of going all the way up, my advice is to go to the 127. floor (for adults only) where you can visit the sky bar. It is free, though you have to spend 200 AED as a man, women are free, which gets you a few cocktails or coffee and cake.

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Burj al Arab, better known as The Sail, the worlds only 7 star hotel is an incredible experience. The cheapest way to see this place is to book the afternoon tea between 3 and 5 pm. You’ll get the best cake platter and the absolute view.

Are you bringing your children to Dubai, you have to try one of the big water parks. One is in Jumeira Beach Residence. The best in my opinion is at Atlantis at the Palm, the trains go directly to it. And to make a two in one experience you can also visit the aquarium at Atlantis, its free to look at from the outside, but you can also buy tickets to go inside, you will get a discount if you buy the ticket to the water park at the same time. This is one of the places where you can use these very popular vouchers or coupons. If you have a coupon book, like the Entertainer you can make your money worth, because on this coupon for the water park / aquarium you can save 50% which is more than the coupon book costs.

Skydive Dubai for the brave

 

Please see these video about Dubai and how it is made :

https://vimeo.com/65888557

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSci-rWf2Q

 

Get around – Cars, Taxis, Limousines, Trains:

The price on a car is nothing, comparing to Europe. A new VW Passat will cost you 89.000 AED

Petrol is ridiculously cheap, 85 liters will cost you around 110 AED, 100 for the petrol and 10 for the guy who put it on while you sit and relax, never again petrol smell on your hands.

Renting a car in the UAE is very price friendly, and of course it helps even more with the petrol price being so low. Renting a car is a good way to see Dubai, but I recommend, if it’s your first time here, take a taxi. Taxi prices are very low, the meter starts at 3,50 AED and you can take a 30 minute ride for less than 50 AED. The more luxurious way of getting around is taking a limousine, they are white Lexus’ and they are to be found where the normal taxies are, you can also order these limousines with an App called UBER. The price is about 20% more than a normal taxi. The RTA Train is a good way to get around in Dubai, you can locate them from a very far distance as they are made in gold color of course, there are only 2 directions which make it easy to handle, simple commute. Waterbus is also an opportunity. I have experienced them in the Dubai Marina, they make stopovers 4 places in the Marina, they sail every 10 minutes and the price is 2 AED.  If you decide to rent a car, take note that they do not always use names of the roads, they use landmarks, names of buildings etc. It can be difficult to get around and if you miss your exit or take a wrong turn, you’ll have to guard yourself with patience. Be aware, exit numbers will mess with your head, if you pass exit 47 the next exit can easily be exit 52, and not 48 as in my opinion would be normal. Also, they drive like maniacs, even after 4 years in the Southern France, driving every day, among French drivers (!!), it still was a bit of a challenge to me in the beginning. As if the rule is, there are no rules, the biggest and fastest car have majority.

 

Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Beaches.

I would like to underline some of the greatest places I have experienced so far in my time in Dubai. Be aware that you can, in many restaurants smoke inside. I just got uses to the non-smoking politics in many European countries, but here, its still allowed. Especially the Sisha’s is a pain, so be on the looks for those, they mostly appear places with couches and relaxed area.

In Dubai Marina, I enjoy the Barasti Beach as restaurant, bar and beach. It is a bar/restaurant/sportsbar/lounge/beach. Plenty of expats come here every night after work. Prices are reasonable and everything is outside, with the amazing view of Dubai Skyline in the back. Buddha Bar in the Marina is also worth a visit. It is a great place to eat and enjoy a couple of drinks, come after nine when the bar gets busy.

One of the coolest beach restaurants is Nasimi Beach on the Palm. Nasimi transforms into a huge beach party around 3 pm. Entrance is free but to use the sunbeds you have to spend a minimum of 150 AED in the bar or for lunch. The view over the Dubai Skyline is when the sun starts to go down, fantastic, and the atmosphere is awesome.

A new place, I am starting to use quite a bit, is Zero Gravity, it is a mix of beach, business meeting point, lounge, club, sports and restaurant. Zero Gravity is placed in the Dubai Marina in connection to the Dubai Skydive. Every 15 minutes, new skydivers drop down from right above you. Nice surroundings for doing business on the terrace as well as spending the day on the beach.

Zuma is placed in the business area and is the most, of my experience, trendy place in Dubai. The bar serves art in a glass and have the absolute best quality of liqueur. The bar is worth experiencing. Then to the dining, this place serves Japanese inspired food. The have good sushi and some of the best meat I have tasted. The wine list is as I would want a wine list to be, a nice selection of wines to a fair price. Bring your friends or business partners here, either way, they nailed it, great experience.

Al Qasr – Madinat has the best brunch in Dubai. After paying 550 AED everything you can eat and drink is free including champagne “ad libitum”.

Please also visit www.timeoutdubai.com for more reviews and tips.

 

Shopping:

– You will not find a 5th Avenue here, it is simply too hot to be outside most of the year. Instead there are mall’s, and many of them. The two biggest malls, and the two I like the best are Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates.

-Mall of The Emirates: Aside from the endless shopping opportunities, this mall stands out it has indoor skiing. So put on your skiing gear and enjoy the slope and the cold for a little while. It is a great experience for both children and adults.

– Dubai Mall: The newest and biggest mall. And like Mall of The Emirates you’ll of course find all the shopping you need, and also here, there is plenty of other features. You can go ice skating on the Dubai Ice Rank, you can drop the kids of at Kidzania, a kids-country while you go shopping. You can see the waterfall inside the building 3 stories high or you can spend a few hours looking at the aquarium in the middle of the mall. Outside the Dubai Mall is the Dubai Fountain, on both the hour and half-hour you can/shall enjoy the beautiful show they put on. It is a watershow that fills the whole fountain, it is stunning in itself but it also have the greatest background, Burj Khalifa (the highest building in the world) is right next to it. So if you are not into the show, which I highly doubt, then you can admire this great peace of art in the meantime. If you don’t want to stand in the crowd with plenty of other people, the Dubai Mall has numerous of restaurants on the fountain side and on terraces where you can be on the first row. On the hour it is music in English and half-hour it is in Arabic or it is the other way around. When you are at the Dubai Mall you should at the same time take a walk around the fountain, they have made the surroundings very nice. Also you will find restaurants, if you cross the bridge (by foot) where they serve alcohol, as they are a part of a hotel nearby.

You will never be done shopping, in any of these malls.

In both of the malls, there is great dining, there is the easy ‘foodcourt’ where all McDonalds, Burger Fuel, Subway etc. etc. is and there is the more fancy restaurants, the list is long.

The best thing about Dubai Mall is without a doubt the Platinum Cinema Suites, it is a cinema, but it is nothing like a cinema. You sit in comfortable couches; have blankets and pillows, and a little table with a button you can press to get service. A five star experience, which I never get sick of. The price is around 150 AED.

– Groceries: There are numerous supermarkets, you have the monstrosities like Carrefour where you can get everything and 100 different kinds of the everything. Then you have the more ‘English’ supermarkets like Spinney’s and Waitrose. Here you’ll have most of the common English products and the most important of all; Pork! There is a Non-Muslim section in both supermarkets where you can find all the pork you need.

 

Business, Work, Visa

One of the greater things about Dubai is all the expat life, 80% of people living and working here, are expats. Makes you feel a part of the group right from the beginning. I have been living in Monaco for the past years, and that is still a old-fashioned society ‘work-class’ and ‘upper-class’. Here, everybody works, everybody have an identity through there job, and you need a job in any case, because to get a visa you have to have a job.

 

To start a company in Dubai

– What kind of strategy to go with, what kind of company form should you pick ? all these questions I will answer if you send me a email, use the contact form here.

 

Tips and Tricks:

– On most hotels, you can for a fee, use their facilities for a day, sunbeds, pool, parasols and all the luxury they have.

– Coupons / Vouchers and Apps with 2 for 1 offers, has spread out here, and is something you can save a lot of money on, almost all the best restaurants are in, see two links here:

– Always bargain everyone can give discount.

 

Are you thinking about moving to Dubai, and have questions you’d like answered, don’t hesitate to contact me, I would be honored to help out a fellow expat please do not hesitate to send me a email true my contact form here.

 

Please see my complete guide about Dubai here.

 

I hope you will enjoy Dubai and UAE – as much as I do.

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