The Basics of Creating a First Impression Within Your Office

We’ve discussed at length the impact color, smell, and general atmosphere can have on a small business’s workspace, but there are some other basics worth covering to be sure your office doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to professional image. The vast majority of these are items attainable for a variety of small businesses, […]

“Lighten Up!” Ways Lighting Can Brighten Your Day (and Work Space)

Studies have shown that workers and employees alike rank the importance of lighting as higher than most other work space attributes; even above office size, noise level, and cleanliness! To be fair, lighting impacts our most basic states of  being, including our circadian rhythm, that truly has influence over how well we function as human […]

The Color of Productivity

We’ve touched on other senses that promote or hinder one’s productivity in the office, but how an office looks, specifically in terms of color, remains another outstanding source of function for office workers. Yes, that’s right; numerous studies have shown that what color your office is supposedly has impact on how workers work by influencing […]

The Sweet Scent of Success: How Smell Impacts the Workplace

While we’ve been on the subject of office atmosphere, we continue on to explore the impact our olfactory senses can have on our working environments. Just like aesthetics and ergonomics, how your office smells can actually contribute to or inhibit your work production. Learn a few insights on how to follow your nose to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]