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Seattle, Washington: The Emerald City

October 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

“To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.” —Tom Robbins, authorAlthough Seattle ranks in the top five rainiest major U.S. cities and among the top places that don’t get a lot of sunlight, dreary it is not. Seattle not only has a diverse and resilient economy, according to recent Census data, it is the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. Seattle’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and a c... Read More

Is Your Customer Service A Trick or A Treat?

October 29, 2014 | By: MBurge

We sometimes assume that all of our customers are 100% satisfied just because we do not hear from them, but that is not necessarily the truth. In fact, it is important to be in tune with our customers satisfaction rate, especially in a small company trying to build a reputation. And not a bad one. The problem is you might be wonderful at creating and distributing an awesome product, but not so great with the whole customer relationship building.To maintain that quality relationship with custome... Read More

Social Media Trends: 2015

October 27, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

As important as social media has become for small businesses, everyone wants to know about what will be new or hot in 2015? According to TopRankBlog.com “The only constant is change.”Here are the top 12 hot social media trends for 2015:Focus on emotion and customer experiences. Remember quality counts.Think relevant content, not the same ol’, same ol’. Relevant = trends = current = what people want to know.Good writing matters more than ever. Write with your readers in mind! The better the qual... Read More

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

October 23, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

From farming community to the center of Silicon Valley, San Jose has risen in the ranks for population, housing prices and entrepreneurial startups. Just an hour and half from San Francisco and easily commutable by train, San Jose is home to Cisco, eBay, IBM, Hitachi, Adobe and more iconic tech companies. If you’re looking for inspiration and want to be surrounded by a thriving scene of entrepreneurship and innovation, office space in San Jose has just what you’re looking for.The Silicon Valley... Read More

A Field Trip to the Hall of Justice in Cincinnati, OH

October 22, 2014 | By: MBurge

Cincinnati, Ohio is not only home to a lot of large corporations like CitiGroup, Kroger Co., Proctor @ Gamble, Macy’s, Omnicare, and more, but it also is home to the Hall of Justice.Okay, well maybe it’s not quite THE Hall of Justice, but Cincinnati is home to the building that inspired the “Super Friends” headquarters in the 1973 Hanna-Barbera show that featured DC Comics heroes. Heroes that included: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and so on.So what made this building the inspiration for such... Read More

4 Lessons To Be Learned From Successful Business Pivots

October 22, 2014 | By: MBurge

Throughout business history companies have had to learn to change their original intentions to find a business that would actually be successful. Some of the most well known businesses today started out whit an entirely different idea from that which they are now extremely successful with.Learning why companies have made the decision to pivot can result in a more successful pivot and could eventually lead to the ultimate success of your business.1. Change PerspectiveSometimes it’s merely about ... Read More

Holiday Gift Giving For Clients

October 20, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

The holidays are busy enough without having to run around at the last minute shopping for client gifts. Luckily, it’s easy to do your holiday shopping online without ever leaving your office space. Here are five tips for giving client gifts you’ll be remembered for:1. Promotional items.If you have a large number of gifts to give to current or potential clients, you might consider investing in promotional products you can give during the holidays and throughout the year. Small promotional items ... Read More

A City Within a City: Century City, Los Angeles

October 17, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Created as a “city within a city,” Century City in Los Angeles is 0.7 square miles of commerce, residents, and old-Hollywood history. Once a back lot for 20th Century Fox Studios, the land was sold to developers in 1963, when the studio was at risk of collapsing under the financial weight of its flop Cleopatra.Today, there are many prominent buildings and lots of office space housing industry sectors in Century City, from legal and financial to professional and retail services. The close-knit r... Read More

The What and Why of Company Culture

October 15, 2014 | By: MBurge

If you’ve been anywhere, except for maybe hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the term “company culture” come up again and again over the past few years. It is a huge buzz-term in the business industry and something that we’ve seen as a growing obsession and a topic of many blog posts, studies, and conferences. We’ve even discussed maintaining company culture during rapid growth in the past.But sometimes we talk about certain terms of business so much, that we fail to really clearly define it, an... Read More

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Burnout

October 13, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Holidays tend to bring out either the worst, or the best, in people. For small business owners, keeping a positive attitude can be a real test of endurance. With the rush of holiday marketing campaigns, trying to track down busy clients for meetings, and staying productive, don’t be surprised if you start showing these classic signs of burnout:Distancing yourself from relationships;Fewer personal accomplishments; andEmotional exhaustionIf you feel like you’re headed down an emotional and physic... Read More

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