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Determining Your Office Dress Code

July 15, 2015 | By: MBurge

For some companies, the office dress code is unspoken. But when you are first starting your business, or when you start bringing on new employees, it may be necessary to clarify how you expect your employees to dress when they come into work.Having a clearly defined dress code alleviates confusion and ensures that your office presents cohesion. It is also a great way to display your company culture.Before you determine which office dress code suits your business, here are some definitions for t... Read More

Making the Most of Your Summer Intern

July 01, 2015 | By: MBurge

The idea of an intern who is constantly getting coffee and sandwiches, and has all of the most boring work thrown upon his or her shoulders is becoming swiftly outdated. Hiring a summer intern can not only be a beneficial learning experience for the intern, but it is often highly beneficial for the company as well. And getting coffee and doing the grunt work is really not in the best interest of your intern or your company.First, understand that if you are not paying your interns, you will be l... Read More

4 Lessons About Running a Business From the Movie Office Space

January 28, 2015 | By: MBurge

If you’ve worked in the professional world long enough, no doubt you’ve come across some interesting characters or worked at a company that just wasn’t a fit. That’s why the movie Office Space is so popular: throughout our travels between businesses we’ve all met someone who embodies the eccentric Milton, the nonchalant Peter or worse, the passive-aggressive Bill Lumbergh. And we can all identify with the pain of working at the slow-moving, soul-sucking fictitious company Initech.While the movi... Read More

Why You Wouldn't Want to Work From Home

December 31, 2014 | By: MBurge

The idea of a commute from the bed to the bedroom office appeals to many, and with good reason: working from home has been shown to increase productivity and happiness. While many remote workers have sung the praises of saving gas money and a flexible schedule, it isn't a good fit for everyone. If you're working up the chutzpah to ask the boss to let you skip coming in, or if you're considering running your own business from home, take the other side of the story into account before you decide.... Read More

Handling End of the Year Employee Reviews

December 17, 2014 | By: MBurge

While being the boss has its perks, sometimes its not all glitz and glam. One of those times is at the end of the year when its time to review your employees performance.Every company handles this process differently, so deciding how you as a business is going to handle it, and communicating that with your employees is key to encouraging growth and top performance. So what exactly are your options when it comes to end of the year reviews? And how does that fit in with your overall company cultu... Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Bonuses

December 10, 2014 | By: MBurge

The holiday season has arrived, and businesses large and small are making decisions about their holiday bonuses to employees. This tradition can be tricky to navigate, especially if you're a small business without too much cash on hand or you're still shaping your company culture. To come to the right choice for you and your individual business let's start off by stepping back and considering the most basic choice first: deciding whether to even give out holiday bonuses or not. Proponents of ho... Read More

6 Ways to Avoid the Distractions of the Holiday Season

December 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

The holiday season usually means a frenzy of parties, shopping and family traditions where you’re expected to show up at every event. Surveys show 86 percent of companies have holiday parties, so even if you’re a company of one, you’ll probably be invited to a client’s party. You value your time as much as the next entrepreneur, but as a small business owner you can’t just tell the boss you need some time off. Luckily, there are many ways to lessen the effect of holiday distractions on your bus... Read More

The Virtual Workspace: 3 Keys to Making It Work

November 19, 2014 | By: MBurge

Many small businesses may not have any other choice but to work virtually, at least for the time being. Thankfully, technology has allowed for the virtual workspace to be an option, which allows for greater flexibility for workers as well as decreases company costs. This is a huge positive for small businesses and startups, but there are many differences between working in an office space and working virtually. Because of these differences, each must be approached in a slightly different manner... Read More

Stroll Down LACRA Lanes in Santa Monica, CA

November 11, 2014 | By: MBurge

This past Saturday night Premier Business Centers tried to bowl over the competition at the 20th Annual LACRA Bowling Tournament at Bay Shore Bowl in Santa Monica!One reason for this fun night was to demonstrate a responsibility to the community, so part of the proceeds went to The Weingart Center. This is a non-profit organization that helps the homeless and economically disadvantaged gain self-sufficiency through employment opportunities. The event also collected suits, skirts, pants, blouses... 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

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