Why Are Fuel Off-Road Wheels So Popular?

When you find yourself in the aftermarket for some new wheels for your truck, you are likely going to come across a lot of different brands to choose from. Naturally there are going to be some that are only designed for specific purposes and for specific models of truck, so you need to be aware of what you are looking for and why you want the new wheels. One of the most popular brands on the market today are Fuel Wheels, which offer great quality and the look that you desire when you want something different for your truck.

Fuel Wheels are a product of MHT Luxury Alloys, long considered one of the most trusted and reliable manufacturers in the wheel business. Fuel Wheels are designed specifically to enhance the off-road experience not just from the standpoint of looks but also for comfort and performance. The brand is well-known for developing some of the best technology available in wheels and rims to go along with their designs to help make them one of the most popular wheel options when you are looking for something for your off-road adventures.

Whether you are looking for dually, one piece, two piece or deep lip wheels, Fuel Wheels has a wide variety to choose from to fit any look and need that you may have. The wheels are designed so that they can help enhance the performance of your jeep, truck or off-road truck by providing you with a great ride in the sand dunes, on trails, up in the mountains or practically anywhere that you want to go. The wheels are available in sizes ranging from sixteen inches all the way up to twenty-four inches so that they can fit nearly any truck you would want them on. They are also available in black, chrome and matte black and in a wide variety of designs so you can obtain just the look you are going for to get some great attention for your vehicle.

With all of the sizes and colors available, Fuel Wheels are perfect for all kinds of vehicles. They are ideal for your jeep, truck or sports utility vehicle and can fit many different makes and models of vehicles so no matter what type of truck you may use for off-roading you are likely to be able to find wheels that can fit your vehicle. Not only are these wheels great for high performance and looks, but they are built to last using the best and latest designs and technology so that you get your money’s worth from your investment.

When you are looking for high quality off-roading wheels, Fuel Wheels should always be up near the top of your list for selection. Having the right wheels on your vehicle not only can make a big difference for your performance but also in the overlook of your truck. When you want to get noticed on the road or off, using Fuel Wheels is one of the best choices you can make.

SoulCollage – Fall in Love with Yourself!

What is SoulCollage®?

SoulCollage® is a unique blend of spiritual practice and the fun of collage. It was created by Seena Frost in 1980 as she worked with friends and clients in her therapy practice in California.

Each card in a SoulCollage® deck represents and honors one of the following facets of my unique life: a voice that lives inside of me, a person who supports me, an animal that has special energy to give me, or a mythical figure which guides me.

Using very simple materials (scissors, glue, mat board, and magazine images), I create my cards and interpret them using journaling or other activities. I use my deck to help me find answers to the questions that arise in my life, and to access my own deep wisdom.

Falling In Love With Myself

I make cards for all of the voices within me… even the dark, shadowy ones. For example, here are some of the voices I honor with my SoulCollage® deck: the one who loses her temper, the one who weighs too much, the one who is lonely, the one who is impatient.

Of course, I also make cards for my inner voices which bring me light and joy: the one who is a teacher, the one who is nurturing, the one who creates, the carefree child. As I work with this amazing process, I find that I am more and more able to embrace every part of me, even the dark ones. It is in this embracing that I come to wholeness, and it is in this wholeness that I discover I am falling in love with myself, one SoulCollage® card at a time.

Please click here to see some examples of SoulCollage cards.

9 Steps To Your First SoulCollage(TM) Card

The most important thing to remember while you are making SoulCollage® cards is to honor your own process. Please keep in mind that these steps are only guidelines. Feel free to deviate from them at any time and in any way! And don’t forget to have fun!!!

1. Create sacred space by lighting a small candle and/or putting on some soft music that delights your soul.

2. Gather your materials and put them on the table in front of you. You should have the following: a piece of 5″ x 8″ mat board or cardboard, a pair of scissors, an acid-free glue stick or jar of rubber cement, and several magazines.

3. Spend a generous amount of time going through the magazines. Tear out any images that you like, that seem to appeal to you for ANY REASON. Don’t question WHY you might be drawn to the images. Simply rip them out!

4. Spread the images out around you. Gather them into smaller piles, sorting them by colors, energies, themes, or patterns. For instance, you might notice that you have lots of images of stairways, or windows, or birds, or people who are frowning, or….. You might see several images that just seem to go together for some reason. You don’t need to verbalize a reason for grouping some images together.

5. When you have a few different piles sorted by theme, choose one of them.

6. Start playing around with the images that you have chosen. Lay them on top of one another, or beside each other. Arrange and rearrange them until you come to a layout that you like. Trust your intuition. You will know when it looks “right.”

7. Glue the images onto the 5″ x 8″ mat board or cardboard.

8. You have made your first SoulCollage® card!

9. Now it’s time to do the I am the one who… exercise with your card to deepen your experience with it, and to begin to integrate its meaning into your life. Detailed instructions for this part of the process can be found


Small Business Start Up Financing

The number one question I get asked as a small business start-up coach is: Where do I get start-up cash?

I’m always glad when my clients ask me this question. If they are asking this question, it is a sure sign that they are serious about taking financial responsibility for start it.

Not All Money Is the Same

There are two types of start-up financing: debt and equity. Consider what type is right for you.

Debt Financing is the use of borrowed money to finance a business. Any money you borrow is considered debt financing.

Sources of debt financing loans are many and varied: banks, savings and loans, credit unions, commercial finance companies, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are the most common. Loans from family and friends are also considered debt financing, even when there is no interest attached.

Debt financing loans are relatively small and short in term and are awarded based on your guarantee of repayment from your personal assets and equity. Debt financing is often the financial strategy of choice for the start-up stage of businesses.

Equity financing is any form of financing that is based on the equity of your business. In this type of financing, the financial institution provides money in return for a share of your business’s profits. This essentially means that you will be selling a portion of your company in order to receive funds.

Venture capitalist firms, business angels, and other professional equity funding firms are the standard sources for equity financing. Handled correctly, loans from friends and family could be considered a source of non-professional equity funding.

Equity financing involves stock options, and is usually a larger, longer-term investment than debt financing. Because of this, equity financing is more often considered in the growth stage of businesses.

7 Main Sources of Funding for Small Business Start-ups

1. You

Investors are more willing to invest in your start-up when they see that you have put your own money on the line. So the first place to look for money when starting up a business is your own pocket.

Personal Assets

According to the SBA, 57% of entrepreneurs dip into personal or family savings to pay for their company’s launch. If you decide to use your own money, don’t use it all. This will protect you from eating Ramen noodles for the rest of your life, give you great experience in borrowing money, and build your business credit.

A Job

There’s no reason why you can’t get an outside job to fund your start-up. In fact, most people do. This will ensure that there will never be a time when you are without money coming in and will help take most of the stress and risk out of starting up.

Credit Cards

If you are going to use plastic, shop around for the lowest interest rate available.

2. Friends and Family

Money from friends and family is the most common source of non-professional funding for small business start-ups. Here, the biggest advantage is the same as the biggest disadvantage: You know these people. Unspoken needs and attachments to outcome may cause stress that would warrant steering away from this type of funding.

3. Angel Investors

An angel investor is someone who invests in a business venture, providing capital for start-up or expansion. Angels are affluent individuals, often entrepreneurs themselves, who make high-risk investments with new companies for the hope of high rates of return on their money. They are often the first investors in a company, adding value through their contacts and expertise. Unlike venture capitalists, angels typically do not pool money in a professionally-managed fund. Rather, angel investors often organize themselves in angel networks or angel groups to share research and pool investment capital.

4. Business Partners

There are two kinds of partners to consider for your business: silent and working. A silent partner is someone who contributes capital for a portion of the business, yet is generally not involved in the operation of the business. A working partner is someone who contributes not only capital for a portion of the business but also skills and labor in day-to-day operations.

5. Commercial Loans

If you are launching a new business, chances are good that there will be a commercial bank loan somewhere in your future. However, most commercial loans go to small businesses that are already showing a profitable track record. Banks finance 12% of all small business start-ups, according to a recent SBA study. Banks consider financing individuals with a solid credit history, related entrepreneurial experience, and collateral (real estate and equipment). Banks require a formal business plan. They also take into consideration whether you are investing your own money in your start-up before giving you a loan.

6. Seed Funding Firms

Seed funding firms, also called incubators, are designed to encourage entrepreneurship and nurture business ideas or new technologies to help them become attractive to venture capitalists. An incubator typically provides physical space and some or all of these services: meeting areas, office space, equipment, secretarial services, accounting services, research libraries, legal services, and technical services. Incubators involve a mix of advice, service and support to help new businesses develop and grow.

7. Venture Capital Funds

Venture capital is a type of private equity funding typically provided to new growth businesses by professional, institutionally backed outside investors. Venture capitalist firms are actual companies. However, they invest other people’s money and much larger amounts of it (several million dollars) than seed funding firms. This type of equity investment usually is best suited for rapidly growing companies that require a lot of capital or start-up companies with a strong business plan.