The Effects of Functionality on Productivity

Last week we discussed the many surprising ways music contributes to one’s small business environment. For this post and the next few, we thought we’d focus more on creating a positive work atmosphere for businesses. How a business looks, feels, and even smells can both retain and repel clients and employees. This week, we’ll focus […]

Musical Notes for Small Businesses

We all like to get our toes tapping from time to time with a musical background. Numerous studies have shown that playing music we like can make us more productive and enthusiastic about our work, but it’s also commonly utilized as a device to impact shoppers as well; who knew? For this week’s post, we […]

Conflict Resolution: Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

For those small businesses that are made up of teams and rely upon employees, conflict is sure to arise at some point or another. Perhaps between you and the employee, or two employees separately. Regardless of the type, poor conflict management can lead to devastating effects in the workplace. To avoid valuable employee loss, tension […]

Ways to Enjoy More Summer as a Small Business Owner

With summer comes the longing for vacation, spending time outdoors, baseball games, and spending time with family. Fortunately, as a small business owner, it’s more likely you can attain this freedom (more so than your average employee equivalent!) . That said, it’s still important to stay in touch with one’s work and not get carried […]

Office Artwork: Making it Looks Nice and Avoiding Mistakes

Since we’ve discussed moving and relocation, we figured we might as well focus on settling in to your new space.  After all, there’s a lot more to an office than just a desk and your physical work, right? Taking the time to claim the space and making it a place you enjoy being aesthetically can […]

Spring Cleaning for Small Business Owners

This week marked the first day of Spring in 2018! But before you go out and enjoy the Colorado sunshine and warmer weather, perhaps take a moment to consider some spring cleaning for your small business. Now that the season has changed, it’s a great time to catch up on routine business maintenance to keep […]

Make First Impressions Count! Small Business Introduction Tips

We’ll try to not beat the long-dead horse about how significant first impressions can be. You’ve heard it all your life that initial perceptions are hard to un-do, and with a business it’s certainly no different. When you commit to a small business, it’s important to consider what impression you give, and to recognize what […]

Overcoming Exhaustion as a Small Business Owner

Exhaustion is bound to happen at some point. Rare is the small business owner who has a reliable 9-5 with no variability. Much more common is the owner who fluctuates between what could be considered leisurely and near insanity.  Because we know all too many *very* busy entrepreneurs and business owners always on the move, […]

The Impact of Bad Company

One of the best things about being a small business owner is having significantly more control over the company you keep, in more ways than one! This can be both your own small business, and the individuals you interact with daily. However, sometimes the impact a negative coworker/associate/client can have is much more significant in […]

How to Stay in Touch While Remote

As a small business owner in today’s world, you may not have a “home-base” permanent office. In fact, majority of our clients have “virtual offices” where they may have a mailbox or use a desk or conference room as needed, but are otherwise “off the grid” as far as office real estate goes. This saves […]