Is Your Brand’s Story Worth Telling?
Is your brand easy to relate to? Does your customer base think of your brand and get a pleasant, warm feeling? This may seem like a cheesy question, but it’s important that your brand have a positive effect on people. There are many ways to do this:
3 Easy Ways to Go Green at Work
There are a few social cues that seem to never go away. Some of these can be annoying, but many of them are necessary. One of the most important social responsibilities you have as a business owner is doing your part to help preserve the environment. This
How to Display Good Manners on Twitter
We were all raised to appreciate and practice good manners (hopefully). Unfortunately, some people have assumed that there is no need for manners when interacting with others on the internet. This is especially true of social media platforms. It seems tha
4 Books Every Small Business Owner Needs to Read
It never hurts to learn just a little bit more about how to effectively run your business, build your brand, and better yourself. Some of this stuff can’t really be picked up in college. No matter what courses you might have been taking. So here are
3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated
It’s summer—the weather is great outside and vacations are still lingering on the minds of your employees. This, along with the weeks leading up to Christmas, can often make it hard for your employees to stay motivated. As a small business owner, p
Is There a Link Between Clutter and Productivity?
We’ve all been told that cleanliness is next to godliness. And whether or not you ascribe to that particular bit of wisdom, recent studies have indicated that cleanliness may not necessarily equate to productivity—not in an office environment, anyway.
How Working Longer Hours Can Actually Hurt Your Business
Can you bring to mind those nights in college where you stayed up all night cramming for exams? Sure, on occasion this may have helped you ace the exam, but can you recall how utterly exhausted you were afterwards? In college, you could sleep for a day
Can You Increase Productivity by Answering E-Mail in the Morning?
People of all trades go about starting their workday off differently. Some head straight for the coffee maker. Others might check their messages first thing in the morning. Most people don’t really have a set schedule. They tend to just go with the f
Making Procrastination Work for You
Any business owner that has ever interviewed potential employees will likely not be looking for “procrastination” as one of the traits they look for in new hires. Similarly, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone looking for a job that highlights pr
How a Change of Scenery Can Help Productivity
More and more large corporations are allowing their employees to work remotely. For many of these businesses, this comes down to issues with office space. Others, however, use the telecommuting life as a way to lure in qualified individuals. As a matte