Business Advice

05 Jan 5 Ways To Build A More Productive Workspace

As a business owner, investing in your company starts with investing in the home front. This means building an environment where you and your employees can thrive. Taking the time to create this space is well worth the effort, as the end results can produce higher levels of productivity, staff loyalty and better client interactions. While you may be at a loss for how to start creating this haven of productivity for your business, the first step is to assess what you’re working with. There may not be an exact formula for creating a space that’s as unique as your business,...

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22 Dec Chew Toys and Treats: Dogs in the WorkPlace

  As the millennial generation gets ready to take their place as the largest workforce demographic, they’re making some changes to their office cultures, along the way. And as a way to incentivize younger generations, more and more companies are beginning to lax their rules about allowing dogs in the workplace. In fact, it’s now more common than ever to see four-legged friends within a professional work setting. Is this trend something that your business should consider getting on board with? Let’s take a look at the pet-friendly culture shift that’s happening in the work world, and see whether pet-friendly is a...

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16 Dec Year-End Planning: A Checklist for Small Business Owners

Pop quiz time.  It’s December, have you reviewed your company’s finances yet? (A) No, what’s the point? (B) Definitely not - I don’t have time! (C) Yes, and I’m already making plans for next year. If you answered anything other than C, this article is for you. As a small business owner, it is sometimes easiest to simply go through the motions of running a business.  Maybe you’re dealing with the holidays or you’re handling all the extra work that a year-end rush brings with it.  Regardless of how life is keeping you busy, if there is any downtime, you probably want to spend it...

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10 Dec Five Tips For Balancing Work And Everyday Life

In today’s technologically fast-paced world, it’s easier than ever to take work home with you. From email notifications popping up on your phone, to the peer pressure that makes so many salaried employees feel like they need to regularly work more than the standard 40-hour work week—finding balance between life and work is becoming harder than ever to maintain. The good news is, it’s not an impossible feat to overcome. Many people who are the most successful at managing their lives, in and out of the work sphere, follow simple rules for making sure they live balanced lives. Discovering these tools to...

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26 Oct Thinking Inside the Box: How to Start a Subscription Box Business

Start a Subscription Box

In 2010 a little company known as Birchbox started offering customers a box of beauty-related goodies that they could have delivered to their doorstep once a month for a small fee. Five years and about 800,000 worldwide subscribers later, Birchbox has become wildly successful and the subscription box business model was created.  Since then the industry has exploded.  These days you don’t have to look further than your social media feed or your television to hear about the newest box being offered. It seems like you can get everything from paleo-friendly goodies to STEM projects for your kids delivered on a monthly...

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