6 Questions To Be Answered By Every Online Business

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Every successful online enterprise has a plan of wherein they’re going and how they’re going to get there. Where will your enterprise be when it is maximum success? How can you make certain which you get there? Can you answer these 6 questions?

1. Who Are You And What is Your Business?

Is your online business just a hobby? Or is it a critical commercial enterprise that you’ll stick with although the going gets hard? The internet may be an impersonal commercial enterprise environment. Your website traffic will need to recognize who you’re. You’re ‘About Me’ web page can end up one of the pinnacle study pages for your internet site. Tell people who are, why you have constructed your online business, and the way it may help them.

2. What Do You Offer?

What answers does your on-line commercial enterprise offer? Is it freedom? Maybe more time? Or is it something else? What trouble can your products or services repair to your customers? If you can solve that, your adventure in the direction of having a hit business could be quicker.

3. Who Is Your Customer?

Knowing your ideal purchaser is an essential part of walking a successful online enterprise. Create a client avatar so you can look at it and realize exactly who you are doing it for. To find that “best” prospect do your studies to discover their desires, emotions, demographics, and other bodily and intellectual persona trends.

4. What Makes Your Business Different?

Generally, another online enterprise may be providing something like yours or close to it. You have to make you provide for a product or service extra appealing to shop for from you than it’s miles to shop for from one among your competitors. What makes you and your commercial enterprise stand out so that it’s higher, exceptional, or special?

5. How Will You Deliver It?

It’s vital to realize how you may supply your service or product in your target market. Will you sell a physical product it truly is added to the patron’s front door? Or a digital product that’ downloaded immediately to the purchaser’s laptop when they have bought it? Perhaps it is going to be each? But without knowing how you will supply what you’re selling, it will likely be difficult to reach your online enterprise.

6. How Will You Determine Success?

A successful on-line commercial enterprise can suggest different things to distinct humans. Do you want to sell a specific wide variety of merchandise, get greater internet site traffic, beautify your online recognition, expand your brand, or something else? If you do not know what you want to gain, how will you know if have ever done it?

New FltPlan.com AeroData Runway Analysis Service for Business Aviation Operators

December 16, 2020

Our FltPlan.com platform now features a new integrated runway analysis service from AeroData, allowing pilots to calculate performance data while creating a flight plan through FltPlan.com. AeroData runway analysis joins Aircraft Performance Group (APG) and Automated Systems in Aircraft Performance (ASAP) runway analysis services available from FltPlan.com. All three of these runway analysis offerings through FltPlan.com eliminate the need for pilots to reference manuals and perform their own manual calculations for takeoff and landing data, ultimately resulting in time savings and more accurate performance numbers. The tailored performance data allows crews to maximize the performance of the aircraft while also assuring compliance with runway and obstacle requirements. Additional features of the AeroData service include concise engine- out escape procedures that factor in obstacles and terrain, the ability to specifically configure Takeoff- and-Landing Data (TOLD) based on conditions and limitations, automatically calculate aircraft fuel requirements based on the flight plan, integration with Garmin PilotTM and much more.

“AeroData is the premier runway analysis provider for commercial air carriers in North America and Garmin is excited to integrate this service with FltPlan.com for use by our business aviation customers,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Pilots and operators now have the unique ability to calculate performance data and receive obstacle clearance while creating their flight plan on FltPlan.com – maximizing aircraft performance for the intended operation.”

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Pilots can calculate performance data while creating a flight plan through FltPlan.com.

AeroData expands into business aviation

As one of the leading providers of runway analysis for commercial airlines, AeroData serves over 135 airlines globally and is the data provider for more than 70 percent of airline flights in North America. The integration with FltPlan.com brings AeroData, an experienced data provider, into business aviation, giving pilots the ability to include information and calculations directly in the flight planning stage, saving valuable time and helping to increase accuracy. The more accurate performance data allows operators to optimize loading based on the consideration of airfield and aircraft conditions and provides an engine failure procedure (EFP) based on a detailed analysis of obstacles and terrain in the airport environment.

TOLD calculations

FltPlan.com’s flight planning engine automatically selects a preferred runway and aircraft configuration based on current aircraft and airfield conditions, which include the use of the current METAR, or forecast for the time of departure. Further, crews can tailor additional configurations that include runway direction; surface contaminant; runway length; weather information such as winds, temperature, and altimeter setting; aircraft flap configuration; and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) penalties. Additionally, when an aircraft is performance limited by factors such as runway condition or climb gradient requirements, crews can adjust aircraft and airfield configurations to calculate performance numbers that would help maximize aircraft operation. Applicable NOTAM information is also actively monitored and is reflected in TOLD calculations.

Performance calculations automatically added to FltPlan.com NavLog

After TOLD calculations are complete, a Takeoff and Landing Report (TLR) is generated and added to the FltPlan.com NavLog for reference. The TLR displays comprehensive data such as takeoff reference speeds, flap settings, power settings, environmental control system (ECS), anti-ice settings, runway surface conditions including contaminant level, tailwind calculations, and Maximum Runway Takeoff Weight (MRTW) for each available runway on the airfield. To better understand factors driving performance, crews can review limiting factors on the TLR that include climb performance, field length, or obstacle clearance, to name a few.

Easily accessible in-flight through the NavLog, landing performance data is included on the TLR based on calculated enroute fuel burn. Landing data shows reference speed (VREF) and landing distance based on landing weight, flap settings, ECS and anti-ice configurations, as well as reported braking action. Both factored and unfactored landing distances are displayed as separate options.

Additionally, pilots have the ability to easily view the TLR on a portable electronic device within the Garmin Pilot and FltPlan Go apps. This integration appends the TLR to the FltPlan.com NavLog for a quick and convenient way to reference runway analysis information while in flight.

Fuel order information is also automatically generated when creating a flight plan. This convenient feature assists pilots in that they no longer have to manually calculate the required fuel load while the system also checks basic structural weight limits of the aircraft to ensure that limitations will not be exceeded.

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Performance calculations available within FltPlan.com and Garmin Pilot.

Engine Failure Procedures included in TLR

The TLR also uses calculated data to specify engine failure procedures (EFP) for each runway and aircraft configuration. When standard EFP’s cannot be used due to obstacle requirements, special procedures are calculated and provided on the TLR. Where terrain and obstacles limit straight out climb, AeroData designed EFP’s provide clear and concise guidance for pilots to perform a safe escape maneuver in a high workload flight environment.

AeroData Runway Analysis is available in two service options with one providing runway analysis, and another providing runway analysis plus obstacle clearance considerations. For more information on AeroData and runway analysis services, and to view supported aircraft, please visit www.FltPlan.com/Runway.htm.

How to Peak at the Right Time – Training Status Helps You to Get into the Best Shape of Your Life

December 17, 2020

By Riikka Lamminen, Marketing Communication Manager, Firstbeat

Do you want to get most out of your training? In this blog series, we help you understand the physiological background of Firstbeat features on select Garmin smartwatches and how to use them to improve your fitness and achieve your performance goals.

You can’t have the same fitness all year round, at least not if you want to be in top form and get the most out of your performance. There’s a short window when your body can perform at its highest level. So you need to plan and schedule your training, especially if you have a race or challenge coming up where you want to do your best.

It is essential to monitor your training and make changes when needed. Rest more if you are in a danger of overreaching; push harder if you are detraining and your fitness level is decreasing. Realize that sometimes it’s hard to know what’s really going on in your body.

Are you stuck in a rut because your body is accustomed to the current level? Are you eager to be in top performance mode for race day?

Then peaking is the key. It is that special and brief time when you are able to take your foot off the gas, but your fitness level (your VO2 max) continues to improve. It doesn’t last long and requires some smart work to achieve.

Luckily, training status helps you out. By analyzing your long-term training and considering changes in your fitness level, it helps you optimize your workout.

Training status offers you the big picture

Training status is based on three key elements: changes in your VO2 max fitness level, your current training load and changes to your long-term training load.

To be able to measure your VO2 max, your heart rate and movement speed (GPS) is needed. And to be able to monitor changes in your aerobic fitness, your VO2 max value should be updated often. This means that you should run outside (at least 15 minutes) or cycle with a power meter at least twice within each two-week span; otherwise, your training status can’t keep up with your VO2 max trend. The more often your VO2 max is updated, the more reliable your training status calculations become.

Your training status can’t be determined before you have exercised regularly for at least one week with the device. And to be able to continuously track your training load, you need to exercise at least once every week with your heart rate monitor enabled.

If your data – VO2 max or training load – gets outdated, no reliable training status can be shown … so keep on running!

Six tips to peak at right time:

Peaking at the right time isn’t easy. Everybody and every body is unique.

A method that works for your buddy won’t necessarily work for you. And even an approach that worked for you few years back won’t necessarily work for you now.

Here are few tips that you can follow and maximize your performance:

  1. Determine your goal. It’s impossible to peak every week. Decide the goals you want to achieve and focus on them.
  2. Make a training plan – but don’t necessarily stick to it. Training is affected by many things and some you can’t control. Illness, injuries, work stress, personal relationships and weather all affect your life and your performance. Be ready to adapt your training program according to circumstances.
  3. Monitor your body. Similar workouts can produce different results depending on circumstances, so keep an eye on your aerobic training effect, which reveals the physiological impact of a single exercise, and training load, which reports how hard you have been working over the past seven days. You benefit from the insight of training status by including some outdoor runs in your weekly training program, enough to keep your VO2 max up to date.
  4. Train productively. The process of peaking starts months before the race day by building a proper endurance base and boosting your VO2 max. To train productively, you need enough hard and intense exercises but also low-intensity training and rest and recovery. Otherwise you are in danger of overtraining phenomenon and your fitness level will decrease. When your training status is productive, your VO2 max is improving and your training load is high.
  5. Taper before your goal. After scoring a productive training status, you can peak by significantly decreasing your training load with light exercise. If your training has been effective, your VO2 max trend continues to increase although your training load diminishes. This is called tapering, and it lets your body recover and maximizes your performance. However, you don’t need to stop exercising totally. If you make a dramatic change to your activity level, your body might feel flat and sluggish on race day. Some short but intense activities might be just right to turn on your body.
  6. Be patient. You might not master peaking the first time, but don’t fret. Every time you complete a training cycle and try to reach the peak, you learn more about how your body responds to different stimuli.

Behind the Scenes: Remote Marine Production

December 18, 2020

It’s hard to put into words exactly how things have changed this year. A lot looks different.

Garmin has been working virtually since March, so we’ve not only been doing day-to-day operations from our couches, dining rooms and basements, we’ve also been directing photoshoots and TV commercials from there too.

The best way to market a product is to show it out in the wild. In order to get images and videos of STRIKER™ Vivid, ECHOMAP™ UHD and GPSMAP® x3, three new marine products that launched this fall, we needed water (and a lot of it) — something we don’t have near our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we also couldn’t safely travel to any. But our products could.

The key to pulling off a remote photo and video shoot is to work with a production partner who understands Garmin’s mission and products. Our creative team brought Ironclad on board to tell the story of our three products. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, they were a great resource for finding the locations we needed to showcase everything from close-to-shore kayak fishing to out-at-sea coastal boating.

Where our marketing team would usually be there in person scouting locations, looking at wardrobe and boats and helping with product placement, we were instead taken along for the ride via Facetime, live streaming and Microsoft Teams calls.

After months of preplanning, multiple shoot days from sunrise to sunset and dozens of check-ins, we pulled it off. See below how it was done.

Disclaimer: The Ironclad team took all necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy on this production.

Gabe Joyes and His Record-Breaking 100-mile Run

December 20, 2020

In early September, mountain runner and Garmin Pro Gabe Joyes established a new fastest known time, or FKT, on Wyoming’s 100-mile Wind River High Route in 47 hours and 10 minutes. The route traverses the Wind River Range staying as close to the crest as possible and is mostly off trail—covering boulder fields, glaciers, and knife edge ridges. We caught up with Gabe to hear a bit more about what the Wind River High Route was really like.

Garmin: What’s it like to train for something like that?

Gabe Joyes: Training for the Wind River High Route is daunting—the route is so big, difficult to access, and sort of a challenge just to wrap your brain around. Many parts of the route are 20-30 miles from the nearest trailhead! Fortunately I work with a coach that helped me balance frequent big mountain days with rest, and speedier runs. For me, “big mountain days” meant often spending 5-8 (or more) on course as much as possible, or covering terrain that was comparable to the Wind River High Route. There were a few instances I was short on time for training that I ended up doing hill repeats up and down a boulder field full of refrigerator sized rocks to simulate the WRHR experience!

G: What sort of physical and mental toll did it take on you?

GJ: I went into the route really physically and mentally prepared, but I think it is close to impossible to really prepare for sleep deprivation. Physically I began to get significantly tired after about 30-hours, but was still able to move along fairly well. Mentally the fatigue was much more real with the lack of sleep (I did not sleep the entire time), and even simple decision making became challenging. Breaking the route into smaller “chunks” helped me keep things in prospective and keep my act together when the task at hand became overwhelming.

G: How did your fēnix 6 Pro and inReach Mini help you train and track this run?

GJ: Having the ability to upload a GPX file onto a watch that has a color topographic background map is a game changer! I used my fēnix 6 Pro for all micro level navigation, and I used the Garmin Earthmate app on my phone for larger scale navigation—which was a great combination and I never once needed a paper map.. The inReach mini served as a backup navigation tool, but was especially nice to keep in touch with my wife and kids. They were able to keep track of my progress as well through Garmin MapShare online, which is priceless for loved ones.

G: What advice do you have for someone who is interested in an adventure run like this?

GJ: There are so many things to consider here, but I think it is important to really understand what sort of adventure you are looking for. The Wind River High Route is not a trail run—it’s truly an all-terrain adventure—and you have to mentally and physically be prepared for moving through a wide variety of technical mountain terrain that is often slow going and tedious. I chose to do this route solo and unsupported as a personal challenge, and as a way to really immerse myself in the experience. That is something that takes a boatload of physical and fitness preparation, but maybe even more mental preparedness.


Be sure to follow Gabe’s Instagram page (@gabejoyes) to stay up-to-date on his adventures!