Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Things to Consider before Investing in a Company

The former CEO of NIC Inc., Jeffery Scott Fraser has led numerous companies to success over the years. Now retired, Jeffery S. Fraser focuses on supporting various business endeavors, including as the owner of the Tsaina Lodge in Alaska and an investor in the company Job Pose.

Investing in a company can be a great way to increase your income, but there are several things you should consider before making your investment. Below are just a few of the important things for you to learn about a business:

- Performance. A company’s current money management habits can be a good predictor of how it will handle future events and market changes. Make sure you look at whether the business has been making money in recent years and ask about how it plans to use that money. Further, check whether the business has been growing in recent years.

- Leadership. Management plays a huge role in a business’ success, so you will want to look at the track record of its CEO and other executives. Check for their experience in the field and with leading companies. However, history is not always a good predictor of future success, so make sure you also ask them about their business model and strategies.

- Risk factors. All investments come with a certain amount of risk, but you can limit this risk by doing some research before investing. Look into factors that may affect a company’s performance and growth in the future. This includes checking into how established competing companies are and determining the likelihood that the company will need to borrow money.

Friday, January 13, 2017

First Chairlifts Invented for Sun Valley Ski Resort

On February 2011, Jeffery Scott Fraser opened the Tsaina Lodge in Valdez, Alaska. He manages the lodge, which offers guests outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and fishing. Since retiring, Jeffery S. Fraser devotes most of his time to the day-to-day operations of his ski lodge.

Sun Valley is known as the first ski resort to open with chairlifts, back at the time when skiers had to walk or get towed up the mountain. This started the indulgence of having to sit down during the ride to the top, and was considered a major advancement in the skiing industry.

Before the introduction of chair lifts, every ski resort around the globe used the same engineering and machinery to take their skiers up the slopes. Some cable-dragged their skiers, while others used J-bars, T-bars, or rope tows.

W. Averell Harriman, chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad, commissioned railroad engineers to develop a more efficient way for skiers to get up the mountains. After being inspired by the methods used to load train cargo, the engineers developed the chairlift for Sun Valley.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Preparing for Cold Weather Hunting

Jeffery Scott Fraser is the manager and owner of the Tsaina Lodge, where he is tasked with managing the daily operations and guest relations of the establishment. On his free days, Jeffery S. Fraser can be found hunting.

Hunting during cold weather can be extremely challenging as well as uncomfortable. Here are some tips hunters can use to fight the cold temperatures, enabling them to hunt while still keeping warm and safe.

1 - Eat the right kind of food and drink hot liquids. 

Eating plenty of carbohydrates and drinking warm liquids throughout the day will help keep hunters warm from the inside out. 

2 - Wear proper clothing.

Double up on hats and bring boot blankets. Wear two winter hats that are made of wool or fleece. When stationary for long periods do not forget to slip the boot blankets over the hunting boots.

3 - Take plenty of heat packs.

Hunters should invest in large disposable heat packs that are designed for the larger parts of the body. Put against the core of the body these will take away a chill during sub-freezing hunting trips.