Opiates Business By GSK, Bought By Sun Pharma


Sun Pharmaceutical Industries decided to purchase Opiates business by GlaxoSmithKline in Australia. Analysts are interpreting this move as Sun Pharma’s way of making their company name known in the controlled substance niche.

A statement was released by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries which explains how the Opiates business owned by GSK, along with its manufacturing sites located in Latrobe, Tasmania and Port Fairy, Victory, Australia, as well as the portfolio of all opiates products and inventories, will now be a property of Sun Pharma’s subsidiary.

This big move done by Sun Pharma is a clear message of how the company wants to be seen in the controlled substance business.

The business is on its fourth acquisition. Sun Pharma did not reveal any numbers regarding the deal made with GSK Opiates business but analysts are aware of how strategic the location is. Australia being an island state is one of the biggest suppliers of raw materials used in manufacturing narcotics around the globe. This is the very reason why painkillers such as codeine and morphine are obtained straight from Tasmania.

The above reasons are clear indications of why Sun Pharma is keen to acquire the Opiates business. Though they have tried their hand in growing such controlled substance, the attempt is seemed to have not flourished into something significant for the business.

Sun Pharma bought a facility located in Hungary back in 2005 and was developed to manufacture controlled substance active pharmaceutical ingredients. The facility was used to grow poppy from initial stage. After that, a New Jersey site was acquired within the same year but this time to manufacture finished dosages of the controlled substances.

Chattem Chemicals Inc. was acquired by Sun Pharma’s subsidiary in the US in the year 2008. 100% ownership was given to Sun Pharma and the business is used to import narcotic raw material. Of the acquired controlled substance businesses, Chattem Chemicals is the third for Sun Pharma. The acquisition was decided in order for the company to have a more active part in the development of pain management locally in the US.

These series of acquisitions are surely Sun Pharma’s way of getting into the business with more visibility.

Planning To Move? Check Out These Smart Packing Tips

Planning To Move Check Out These Smart Packing Tips

There could be many reasons why you may want to move like a new job opportunity that would require you to live somewhere else or you are planning to make a lifestyle change but regardless of the reason, once you’ve signed the contract and had sold your house, it’s time to start packing. You may be excited to move into a brand new house but you should probably focus on packing first because it can be the most stressful part of the moving process.

Here are some tips that you can use when packing.

  1. Pack smart. Don’t even try to box everything up in one single swoop. While it is possible for you to pack everything in a single day, the problem is that you might not be able to pack properly and wisely thus mixing your belongings up or even leaving some behind. What you can do is give yourself a quota of at least one box a day leading up to the day you move. You can also make it one room a day.
  2. Use quality packing materials. It would be better for you to buy new boxes than use older ones because older ones may not provide the proper strength to hold your things together and they might fall apart on the journey. You don’t have to spend much on the boxes. In fact, online suppliers like PaperMart.com offer high quality and affordable packing materials.
  3. Don’t pack your closet. When you use a professional moving service, you can ask them to bring wardrobe boxes on the day of your move where you can easily place your clothes without taking them off their hangers.
  4. Take basic supplies early. Take your basic supplies to your new home earlier if it is within driving distance. Don’t wait for the moving company. Because if your basic supplies in your bathrooms and kitchens are already in place before you move, it would bring normalcy to the otherwise chaos that your moving boxes would bring once you settle in your new house.
  5. Meet your new neighbors immediately. Why not spend your first day in your new home being friendly to your neighbors?

What First Time Business Owners Need To Know


What does it take to succeed in the world of business? Here are some pieces of advice from the experts.

  • Focus. Most of the neophyte entrepreneurs feel that they need to grab every opportunity that they come across with. You should take note that opportunities are like wolves in sheep’s clothing. You should avoid being side tracked. If you juggle into different ventures, this will spread and limit your productivity and effectiveness. You need to do one thing perfectly and not several things but poorly. If you feel that there is a need to proceed to another project, this might mean that there is something wrong with your original concept.
  • Know what you want to do and do what you know. Do not start a business just because it seems sexy or that it boasts large hypothetical profit returns and margins. You should do what you love. Businesses which are built around your talents and strengths will have a greater chance of being successful. It is not just important to create profitable businesses but it is also very important that you are happy in growing and managing the business on a daily basis.
  • Say in within 30 seconds or do not say anything at all. Form a chance encounter with a curious customer to an interested investor, you need to be ready to explain and pitch in your business proposal. You need to state your mission, goals and service in a very concise and clear manner. You should fit the pitch to the person and keep in mind that less will always be more.
  • Act like a startup. You need to forget about fancy fast cards, offices as well as fat expense accounts. The life blood of your company is your wallet. You need to perfect the art of frugality and patience. Watch every dollar expense and account every bit of it. Maintain low overhead and effectively manage your cash flow.
  • Learn under fire. There are no business plans and business books which can predict the future or which will fully prepare one to become a very successful entrepreneur. Whether you are into retailing silk ribbon or car parts, there really is no such thing as the perfect plan.

Businesses Debates Over Bed Tax


There is an ongoing discussion between the chambers of commerce and the business owners as to the fees that tourists should be paying when it comes to booking a hotel room.

The Board of Directors of CVB or the Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau is now proposing that the transient accommodations tax or what is more popularly called as bed tax should be increased. This increase in the current bed tax is a solution to the funding problem for the finishing phase of the Mat-Su Valley Gateway Visitors Center. This current construction is estimated to be $5.8 million in total and in its final construction phase.

As of the moment, the borough is receiving a bed tax of 5 per cent. This means that for a hotel room that is booked at $100, the borough should have $5 as the revenue from the bed tax imposed. A voting occurred last November 16 in order for the CVB board to have the power to increase the bed tax from 5 per cent to 8 per cent. With this proposal, a debate was started among the local tourism business regarding the effect it will cause.

If the increase is pushed through, the bureau will have a considerable amount of investment coming from the bed tax. According to a voting done by the borough last November 3, the sale of the property will be given to the project amounting to $1.2 million. This amount was given by the Board of Directors. The borough has a previous acquisition of Homestead RV Park which amounted to $1 million, a property that used to belong to Matanuska Electric Association. The design contract of their new construction has been given to Wolf Architecture with a contract price of $1.2 million.

With these data, it shows that the borough has already funneled $3.6 million of its money for new facility. As for the bed tax, the discussion regarding the increase is still on its early phases.

If you are in Australia, worry no more about bed tax and buy your own king single bed

Here’s How You Can Start Your Own Business


Starting your own business can be very lucrative in the long run, especially when you have successfully built it into a well known brand. But before you harbor in all the perks and benefits you can get, you should know that you would first have to work hard in order for your business to succeed. Also, even with just starting the business can prove to be a difficult challenge for you.

Businesses are both exciting and demanding so if you are wondering how you can start your own business, here’s how.

  • Prepare a Business Plan.

The first thing to do is to prepare a comprehensive business plan that would define the nature of your business, the products you will be selling, the services you will be offering, your goals for the business as well as the operating procedures and the competition you will be facing. You must also include how you are going to finance your business and the expenses you are going to make.

Remember your company name is critical to your success. Think of trendy company names that can stick to people’s minds. You would also need to create a unique logo for your business.

  • Make Your Business Legal

You would need to make your business legal in order to protect your assets from debts, liabilities and other challenges. You would need to hire a competent and reliable attorney or accountant who can give you professional advice, get necessary tax identification numbers, various licenses and permits. You would also need to think about insuring your company and all of your future employees. Some industries would have their own insurance requirements. Look for professional and legal advice when it comes to insurances.

  • Prepare Your Finances

You would have to sort out your personal finances from your business finances. That is why you would need to open a business account. Doing so would require you to meet all the requirements placed by the bank.

You would also need to arrange your accounting and even apply for loans in the case that you don’t have enough capital to start the business. If you want a strong credit history, you need to establish a business line of credit.

Changing Of Law Cause For GCC Buyers To Buy Real Estate In Turkey


A data provided by the latest research has shown that almost a quarter of real estate buyers who are not local in Turkey are usually from the Golf region. Since the last number acquired in 2012, the number of which has increased by 500 per cent. Turkey has a new law which took effect last 2012 and that was the liberalization of foreign investment. This certain law is the very reason why there is an increase in investment, around 5 times the initial number, coming from the GCC. These new investments comprise 24 per cent of the total number. These figures are made public by a real estate information company, REIDIN.

The news was released along with the announcement that certain dignitaries from both Australia and Turkey joined hands in Nurol Reit’s decision to appoint Raine & Horne in Dubai to lead be the GCC agency leader for the upcoming AED3 billion property portfolio to be established in Istanbul. Raine & Horne is known to be the largest as well as the longest running real estate in Australia.

When it comes to GCC, it is quite known that Turkey has a commitment with it that goes beyond culture and religion and now it has developed into an important partnership for the economy. The trade volume between these two – GCC and Turkey – was nearly $16 billion for the year 2014.

A recent event in Dubai, the Cityscape Global 2015, out of the 369 there were 52 who are remarkably from Turkey. Istanbul, on the other hand, had the highest appeal for foreign investors who are in the region. This is indicated by the increase in tourists within the last two years, of around 450 per cent, which are mostly from the Gulf.

According to Raine & Horne Dubai’s joint managing director, Turkey is considered as a key market for real estate investors due to various reasons including positive capital growth, future infrastructure projects, propositions for great investments as well as a legislation and regulation that is quite secured. With this in mind, many of the company’s buyers are confident in property market in Istanbul coupled with proper real estate legal services.

Here’s How You Can Get Better Prices From Plumbers

Here’s How You Can Get Better Prices From Plumbers

It is always a great idea to have your plumbing and drainage systems checked on and serviced whenever needed. Doing this would ensure that your plumbing is in tip top shape and is performing at its best. Also, it would save you the trouble of paying a large sum of money due to negligence or neglected plumbing problems. Remember, when a problem with plumbing is neglected, you can only expect to increase. However, when you do opt to hire plumbers to do the repairs and servicing, you might want to take extra caution with the pricing. Don’t forget, the costs of hiring plumbers vary depending on the location and it is important that you know the average rate for plumbers in your area. This would help you avoid spending too much on something that isn’t particularly important.

Here are some tips that you can use to get better prices from plumbers.

  1. If you want to find a reliable and resourceful plumber, the people you can trust the most are your friends and families. So it would be wise to ask for referrals from them, especially from those who have experienced hiring a plumber in the past. They won’t refer you someone who is incompetent because they themselves have already worked with the plumber.
  2. Whenever you use the phone book to find plumbers, know that it would be a wise decision not to look over the smaller ads. Larger companies have bigger ads because they can pay more. This means they also price higher. Smaller companies, on the other hand, don’t have the capability to purchase bigger ads because they charge lower. Also, you should know that you don’t have to look farther if you have a local plumber. They would not have to charge as high since they don’t have to drive too far.
  3. It would be wise to ask for estimates over the phone even when you know it is impossible to get phone estimates. For common house problems, effective plumbers can give you an established price over the phone.

If you are looking for experienced and skilled plumbers who charge for a reasonable price, then Pro-Jett Plumbing & Drainage may just be the one for you.