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5 Break Room Essentials That Encourage Productivity

June 03, 2015 | By: MBurge

One of the most important, though often overlooked, components of your office space is the break room. This is a space where employees should be able to relax away from their desks, and take some time to recharge, connect with one another, and refuel with beverages, lunch, or snacks.But how do you go about creating a space that makes your employees feel valued, and simultaneously increases productivity?Here are a few things that every break room should have or take into consideration, regardles... Read More

The 3 Best Ways to Create a Productive Desk Space

May 27, 2015 | By: MBurge

With the number of tools, books, and experts out there for sale, it’s no secret that most companies feel that they can always have more productivity. But there are ways to get more work out of every day that don’t cost money. In fact, there’s one sitting right in front of you.Your desk can be optimized for the style and nature of your work so that you can finish more of it every time you visit your office space. All you have to do is follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to creating a wor... Read More

Things To Do In The Car: Making the Most of a Long Commute

May 08, 2015 | By:

If you happen to work in San Francisco, New York, or Washington you work in one of the cities with the highest amounts of mega commuters (commuters who travel 90 or more minutes a day each way to work). And while you may not quite be a mega commuter, the average person’s commute is around 25 minutes long. This means that nearly 1 hour of the average person’s work day is spent commuting.So how can you reclaim that time spent driving and turn it into something productive? Here are some things to ... Read More

How Shared Office Space Can Help or Hurt Your Irvine Business

April 20, 2015 | By:

The way we work has been changing for many years now. Ever since the recession that began in late 2007, the United States has worked hard to get back on its feet and recover from the damage done.We’ve come a long way since then. But we have not come away unchanged.How we choose to work and where we work has greatly evolved. And this has created the rise of the coworking space, along with an ever increasing desire for businesses to be a part of a greater, local community.One example has been the... Read More

How to Get Your Office Involved in Spring Cleaning

March 27, 2015 | By: MBurge

As the clouds clear and the winter wind starts blowing a little warmer it signals that spring is finally here-along with the ritual of spring cleaning the office. That means it’s time to take up the thankless task of motivating your employees to clear out the clutter that’s built up during the colder months. But it’s worth it: three quarters of workers say a clean office boosts their productivity. So with that goal in mind, these tips should leave your team more engaged and your office a whole ... Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Electronic Devices

February 25, 2015 | By: MBurge

The term “Spring Cleaning” brings to most minds a vision of scrubbing floors and washing windows while the sun is shining and the birds are singing. But with the rise of technology, the clutter we surround ourselves with is more than just dust and old junk that needs to be thrown out. It takes the form of thousands of useless emails, phone apps you never open much less use, or word documents that are jumbled together on your hard drive.To have a productive office, you need to take the time to n... Read More

How to Create a Clean, Productive Office Space

February 04, 2015 | By: MBurge

If you’ve never had an office before, and you’ve been working out of your home, figuring out how to create an office from scratch and have it say all the right thinks about your business can be a challenge. But for businesses who have been in their office space longer, and are not starting from scratch, have an even bigger challenge when it comes to creating a clean and productive space, and breaking all the bad habits they have accumulated over the years.So how do you make the most of your off... Read More

4 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

December 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you find yourself feeling a bit down this time of year, you’re not alone. It may be burnout from the holidays or it could be weather related. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's brought on by changes in seasons, mostly occurring in the winter months. More than just the winter blues, SAD zaps your energy, makes you moody and can make you feel a little fuzzy in the brain—not helpful characteristics for a busy entrepreneur. Getting rid of SAD takes more than just st... Read More

Are Your Business Meetings Effective or a Waste of Time?

December 19, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

A couple years ago, a research firm reported professionals lose 31 hours per month to unproductive meetings. That's four work days each month. How do you rate when it comes to business meetings? Do your employees or clients look like they’re daydreaming or do you see them checking their phones and watches? Whether you’re having a meeting with employees or with clients, to make sure you get the results you’re looking for in your business meetings, here is a simple checklist to follow:Notificatio... 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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