Archive | April, 2014

Mike Mitrow: Teach Your Kids to Ski

15 Apr

Skiing is a sport people can participate in throughout their lifetimes. Mike Mitrow and his family have been enthusiastic skiers for many years, and every year they make several trips to resorts in Utah and Colorado to ski. Mike Mitrow says it’s something the whole family can enjoy together. Mike Mitrow is a big believer in teaching children to ski. And he has some thoughts on getting them started at as early an age as possible.

Most ski schools, Mike Mitrow says, will begin teaching kids to ski as young as three years. Many kids are able to ski by themselves on a beginner slope after just a few days of instruction.

There are certain things parents can do to increase the odds that skiing will be a pleasurable experience for their children. First, Mike Mitrow says, is for parents to never underestimate the weather. Be sure to dress your children properly. Get your child a jacket and ski pants that are insulated, waterproof, and breathable. It’s a good idea to put them in a neck gaiter, too.A neck gaiter will protect your child’s neck, ears and lower face from wind and sunburn. Goggles and mittens are must-have items, as are safety helmets.

Once they’re ready to hit the slopes, or at least the bunny hill, Mike Mitrow says always try to make learning fun. Carry some snacks in your pocket for the chairlift, and reward them later with hot chocolate in the lodge. Play games like “I-Spy” to make time on the chairlift go a little faster. Not all kids can sit back and enjoy the view.

Mike Mitrow says that many of the instructors will work with children on a one on one basis to make sure they understand how to properly slow down and stop and are comfortable on the skis before they are taken to the slopes.

Ski resorts are often flexible in matching ski instructors to particular age groups. Mike Mitrow advises that it is important to make sure that the instructor you choose is licensed and has been a ski instructor for some time.


Mike Mitrow: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

11 Apr

Mike Mitrow has been a successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years. He has founded three companies in the life sciences industry, and currently is the managing director at Melter Enterprises, LLC based in New Jersey.

Mike Mitrow knows from his own experience what it takes to establish a new business, and he knows better than most the hard work involved in making a new business succeed. “I’m very proud of the success that I have enjoyed over the last twenty years,” he said. Mike Mitrow has some tips for those who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur.

Mike Mitrow says it’s important to have a good of understanding of marketing, communications, sales, advertising and consulting. Mike Mitrow says there is no better way to learn every side of business than by working in different sections of a company. That way, you will gain a complete understanding of how its departments are interconnected.

Mike Mitrow says you should also do what you enjoy.
What you get out of your business by way of personal satisfaction, financial gain, and enjoyment will be equal to what you put into it. So if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, chances are it will be reflected in the success of your business. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, chances are you won’t succeed.

It follows that you won’t succeed unless you believe in your business and in the goods and services you provide. Far too many home business owners fail to take their own businesses seriously enough, getting easily sidetracked and not staying focused.

Mike Mitrow also says to plan every aspect of your business, and manage money wisely. You need a reliable cash flow to buy inventory, pay for services, and promote and market your business. You also need to pay yourself so that you can keep on working.

Finally, Mike Mitrow recommends finding mentors and experts to help identify weaknesses that can be turned into strengths, and allow your company to thrive. By working hard, dedicating yourself to your industry and having determination, like Mike Mitrow has, you will be a successful entrepreneur.

Mike Mitrow: DSLR Cameras

8 Apr

Mike Mitrow loves taking pictures, and has never hesitated to share his expertise with beginning photographers looking to choose the right gear.

When it comes to choosing a camera, Mike Mitrow there are many different kinds to choose from. But he says to get the best pictures you can, buy a DSLR. A DSLR is a digital single-lens reflex camera. It has superior optics and features of a single-lens reflex camera along with a digital imaging sensor.

Mike Mitrow says that DSLR cameras take the best photographs, but they may not be the most practical cameras for everyone. A lot of people start out with simple point-and-shoot cameras that take most of the worry of focus, shutter speed, and other technical considerations.

But DSLR cameras allow for a lot more flexibility, Mike Mitrow says. If you are a professional photographer, or aspire to be one, then that is what you’ll need. They have features that just aren’t available in simpler cameras.

According to Mike Mitrow, DSLR cameras are designed for photographers who are professionals, or amateurs who want to get the best image quality possible, especially in low light situations.

Mike Mitrow says that some of the things to consider when you’re shopping for a camera are megapixels, zoom, inter-changeable lenses, and built-in-flash.

Megapixels are one million pixels, and pixels are the little dots that make up the images on TV or computer screens. The higher the megapixel number on a camera, the more detail it can capture.

For standard 4×6″ prints, Mike Mitrow says even three megapixels resolution is fine. But even the cheapest cameras today have at least six megapixels. Zoom is a lens feature where the lens magnifies an image and seems to move closer to it, without any loss of focus. Interchangeable lens means you can change the camera’s lenses – for example, from a 50mm, “normal” lens to a wide angle that allows you to get a wider area in your photograph. This is an excellent option to have, Mike Mitrow says. A built-in flash is a small flash unit built right into the camera. They’re okay for ordinary pictures, but a flash attachment is more desirable. The better ones give you more control over lighting a picture.