Helpful Articles About Office Products, Business Machines & Office Spaces

Boosting Your Business Visibility

Boosting Your Business Visibility

Looking to make your business more visible in the community? Here are some helpful tips to get you started. Get Eyes on Your Business The best way to get people through your door is to promote your business using high-profile signs. Consider printing unique posters that showcase your services and products. This can be done…

Is the Key to Success Being Lazy?

Is the Key to Success Being Lazy?

When it comes to ideal qualities in a leader, people may think of integrity, confidence, and determination. But rarely is laziness mentioned as a virtue. However, when those in a leadership position take a more hands-off approach they can give others the chance to realize what they’re capable of. While of course, actual laziness does…

Improve Employee Wellness with Walking Challenges

Improve Employee Wellness with Walking Challenges

If your organization has been looking to improve employee health and wellness, then check out the advantages of walking challenges. Walking challenges have become a great option for companies looking to boost the creativity, wellness, and productivity of their employees. Here are some fun and creative ways to make the walking challenges an enjoyable experience…

Upgrade Your Breakroom

Upgrade Your Breakroom

A breakroom is a place for employees to relax, snack, grab a cup of coffee, and take short breaks throughout the workday. However, it’s important to remember to maintain and improve the breakroom on a regular basis in order to ensure employees are getting the most out of the space. Here are some ideas on…

Helpful Tips for Remembering Names

Helpful Tips for Remembering Names

As a working professional, it’s likely that you’re meeting new people on a regular basis whether in person or virtually. While making connections is a fantastic way to network, remembering the names of those you meet is important. Here are some tips to help you remember names. Say Their Name Back to Them After someone…

How to Multitask Like a Pro

How to Multitask Like a Pro

Last month we asked if you tend to multitask when in online meetings. The overwhelming majority of you said you typically are doing two things at once, while a small group indicated that they occasionally multitask, and the minority stating that they try not to, but their mind tends to wander. Wherever you fall on…

Helpful Strategies to Stay on Track of Your Professional Goals

Helpful Strategies to Stay on Track of Your Professional Goals

Staying on track of your goals is sometimes difficult without the right encouragement. We have some helpful ways for employees to keep on track of their accomplishments and motivate them to continue working hard. Here are some helpful strategies to encourage you to stay on top of your goals and achieve your dreams. Celebrate Your…

Is Hiking the Secret to Success?

Is Hiking the Secret to Success?

Did you know that hiking can have physical and emotional benefits? If your organization is looking to fuel productivity and develop leaders, hiking may just be the answer. Here are just a few potential benefits to consider: Lower Stress Levels Hiking has been known to combat common symptoms of stress and anxiety. By getting outside…

How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

Rise and shine! Becoming a morning person can be a daunting task for some people but have no fear! We compiled a list of the best ways to quit hitting snooze and get the most out of your mornings. Shift Your Mindset At first, waking up early may feel like a chore. Consider changing your…

Boost Creativity in the Office with Coloring Books

Boost Creativity in the Office with Coloring Books

Adult coloring books have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and for good reason. Coloring books have been found to potentially reduce stress, spark creativity, and improve focus. If your organization is looking for a new way to get employees to think outside the box, this may be the solution for you. Simply…

Helpful Techniques to Beat Procrastination

Helpful Techniques to Beat Procrastination

Last month, we asked you to tell us what your productivity secret was, from coffee and meditation to music and to-do lists. The majority of you chose music as your secret weapon, while to-do lists came in a close second. No matter what your current productivity hack is, it can be helpful to try some…

Advantages of Having a Small Business Advisory Board

Advantages of Having a Small Business Advisory Board

Is your organization looking for ways to fast-track growth? Forming a board of advisors may be the solution. Having a carefully curated, committed board can help to strengthen your organization. Here are some potential advantages to consider: Diverse Knowledge When creating a board of advisors, it can be helpful to select members who have a…

Tips to Avoid Being a People Pleaser

Tips to Avoid Being a People Pleaser

Being pleasant in the workplace is a great quality, however being a people pleaser can sometimes have a negative impact on your professional happiness. Here are some helpful tips to break the habit. Commit to Change A great way to start is to consider why you feel the need to be a people-pleaser. Are you…

Benefits of Using Mantras in the Workplace

Benefits of Using Mantras in the Workplace

Positive affirmations, otherwise known as mantras are statements that can provide encouragement and motivation for yourself or others. While they can be used in every facet of life, mantras in the workplace can offer a tremendous amount of benefits, from improving confidence to overcoming negative habits. Here are just some of the ways positive affirmations…

The Art of Business Bedside Manner

The Art of Business Bedside Manner

While many people typically think of bedside manner as something restricted to the medical field, it can actually be a helpful tool to have in the business world as well. Want to know how your business bedside manner stacks up? Here are some helpful factors to consider: Do You Communicate Clearly with Others? Communication is…

Creating a Vision Board

Creating a Vision Board

Creating a vision board can be a great, creative way of identifying your professional goals and dreams. While they can be used in every facet of life, vision boards can bring a wide variety of benefits to your professional life, and help you achieve what you may have once thought was unattainable. Here’s how to…

Tips for Office Feng Shui

Tips for Office Feng Shui

Last month, we asked you to tell us where you’ve been working: at home, in the office, or under a hybrid model of both. The majority of you indicated that you’re back in commercial workspaces, while the minority are working from home and a handful are doing a hybrid mix of both. Regardless of your…

Planning a Business Dinner Party

Planning a Business Dinner Party

From CEOs to clients, hosting business dinner parties is a fantastic way to gather colleagues and customers, and help you add value to your business. Here are some helpful tips to consider as you plan. Party Purpose Whether you’re trying to land a client, finalize a business deal, or celebrate the success of a coworker,…

Ground Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

Ground Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

International Friendship Day is July 30th, which inspired us to celebrate the occasion with some helpful tips on workplace friendships. Navigating friendships in the workplace can be tricky at times, as it’s important to remain professional and productive. Here are some helpful ground rules to get you started. Maintain Boundaries While research has shown that…

The Value of Bullet Journaling

The Value of Bullet Journaling

A bullet journal takes your typical to-do list to another level. Designed to help you practice mindfulness and remain productive, the journal helps you visually organize what tasks you have and haven’t completed, so you can determine what projects need your attention and in what priority. What is a bullet journal? A bullet journal contains…

Creative Employee Wellness Ideas

Creative Employee Wellness Ideas

Many companies are starting to prioritize employee wellness programs, and while you may have heard of some of the more traditional concepts, such as a running group, there are plenty of outside-the-box, creative ideas that could be a big hit with employees as well. Bring in an Expert A great way to bring employees together…

Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Your Employees

Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Your Employees

In today’s world, hiring a qualified and skilled candidate is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to getting the most value out of your employees. Here are some great tech tips for managers guiding their employees to reach their full potential. Teach New Skills & Track Progress Technology today allows employees to…

Benefits of Workplace Celebrations

Benefits of Workplace Celebrations

Last month we asked you to answer our poll about workplace celebrations. While the majority of you chose spending time with coworkers as what you enjoyed most, some chose the activities and others chose the food, while only a few chose time off work. Workplace celebrations range from monthly birthday celebrations to rewarding employees for…

Supporting Employee Work-Life Balance

Supporting Employee Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a proper work-life balance is important when it comes to employee happiness and productivity. While employees are responsible for finding the right balance for them, there are ways employers can help them achieve a work-life balance that will leave them feeling fulfilled in their professional and personal lives. Here are some helpful workplace practices…

How to Become a Leader at Work

How to Become a Leader at Work

For those working in leadership positions, the skill to effectively lead should be nurtured and developed on a regular basis. This can be a challenge for those transitioning into leadership roles for the first time, which is why we’ve come up with a list of helpful tips to help you become a respected leader in…

How to Stay Hydrated All Day Long

How to Stay Hydrated All Day Long

It’s officially summertime and with the warm weather comes the increased risk of potential dehydration. While the importance of drinking water is nothing new, it can be challenging to remember to hydrate throughout the workday. Here are some helpful tips to help ensure you’re getting the proper amount of H2O. How Much Water Should You…

Running Effective Meetings

Running Effective Meetings

According to research conducted by MIT, only 50% of meeting time is used effectively, and ineffective meetings can actually hinder productivity in the long run. Here are some meeting management skills that can help you determine whether the meeting should occur, and if so, how to make the most of every minute. Have a Clear…

Best Indicators of a Healthy Company Culture

Best Indicators of a Healthy Company Culture

Good company culture is helpful to the overall success of an organization. But what actually reflects a positive culture? Here are some important things to look for when assessing your organization’s culture. Long-Term Employees One of the most valuable parts of a business is employee happiness. A great indicator of positive company culture is long-term…

Workplace Recognition

Workplace Recognition

Last month we asked you to select what type of recognition you appreciate in the workspace: public, private, peer-to-peer, manager-to-employee, and anonymous recognition. Surprisingly, public recognition was the least popular of them all, while peer-to-peer, manager-to-employee, and private recognition were selected the most. No matter what type of praise you benefit from the most, employee…

Why Business Signs are Important for Brand Building

Why Business Signs are Important for Brand Building

When it comes to branding your small business, signs are a great way to grab attention, bring customers in, and leave a lasting impression that people will remember. Here are some of the benefits that come with business signs. Spread Awareness One of the most powerful aspects of signage is that it sends a message…

The Value of Taking Vacations

The Value of Taking Vacations

In today’s world, taking a vacation can seem strange, particularly for those still working from home. That being said, studies have shown that vacations can have tremendous benefits on your health and your work. In fact, it’s been estimated that about 82% of small business owners who took a vacation were performing better at work…

How to Maximize Your Lunch Break

How to Maximize Your Lunch Break

Lunch breaks can be helpful when it comes to boosting your mood, productivity, and health. However, reports show that only one-third of workers actually use that time for a proper break. A large part of this is due to workload, stress levels, and workplace barriers. Here’s how to break the mold and get the most…

How to Avoid Technical Glitches During Digital Meetings

How to Avoid Technical Glitches During Digital Meetings

We rely on technology more than ever throughout the workday and while tremendous advancements have been made over the years, technical glitches can still arise. Before important conference and video calls, it can be helpful to have specific plans in place to reduce issues and make sure your meeting goes off without a hitch. Check…

The Benefits of Doodling at Work

The Benefits of Doodling at Work

Doodling can be interpreted as a lack of attention or focus on the subject matter at hand, particularly at work. That being said, research has shown that doodling brings a host of benefits to professional work, particularly when it comes to your creativity, focus, and productivity. Check out these benefits to see if doodling could…

Creative Ways to Spark Fun in the Workplace

Creative Ways to Spark Fun in the Workplace

Creating a culture of camaraderie in the workplace can be a bit of a challenge, especially with people working remotely and in the office. Here are some fun ideas to try if you’re hoping to add a light layer of fun into your workday that can improve your company culture. Play the Name Tag Game…

Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

Customer service is an integral part of the success of any organization. Studies estimate that two out of three customers are willing to spend more with businesses where they have received top-quality service. Here are some strategies to keep in mind as you improve your organization’s customer service. Develop Relationships with Customers Small businesses have…

Giving Back Virtually

Giving Back Virtually

Giving back to your community is a great bonding experience, but with social distancing at the forefront of interactions this year, you can still make a difference virtually. Here are some great ways to give back. Speak with Seniors The past year has been an especially hard time for senior citizens who are living in…

How to Encourage Creativity at Work

How to Encourage Creativity at Work

When employees are inspired to be creative, they can become better problem-solvers, help grow the business, seek new opportunities for the organization, and improve sales. Thinking outside of the box is a tremendous tool to have in business, and when the atmosphere your employees work in stimulates creativity, your organization will prosper as a result.…

Designing an Employee Development Plan

Designing an Employee Development Plan

When it comes to growing your organization and fostering greater employee engagement, an employee development plan may be the solution. Consider trying these steps and see if an employee development program would be beneficial to your colleagues and overall business. Create Opportunities To help an employee reach their full potential, make sure to provide them…

Benefits of Stand-Up Meetings

Benefits of Stand-Up Meetings

Stand-up meetings are a daily or weekly 5 to 15 minute meeting where one team member speaks at a time while everyone stands. The purpose of standing is to encourage shorter, more efficient meetings on a regular basis. This helps to ensure everyone is working together, but isn’t wasting valuable time sitting in an hour-long…

Step into Spring

Step into Spring

Last month we asked you to tell us which season was your most productive. The poll results showed some people found no difference between seasons, a handful preferred winter and fall, however, an overwhelming majority chose spring as their most productive time of year. We compiled a list of ways to bring spring into your…

Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Workplace stress is oftentimes an inevitable part of the job, but when you feel more stressed than productive, it may be time for something to change. Here are some helpful ways to stress less and achieve more. Find Quiet Time During the Day A great way to reduce stress is to carve out time throughout…

The Importance of Constructive Criticism

The Importance of Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism can sometimes feel disheartening, but the truth is it can be a great way to elevate your career. Feedback and criticism can help you improve various facets of your professional life. Here are some of the reasons why constructive criticism can potentially be a great gift. Gain a New Perspective When you receive…

Why Going to the Gym Before Work May Be Right for You

Why Going to the Gym Before Work May Be Right for You

Following a routine, particularly during the work week can be tremendously helpful when it comes to your overall health and wellness, as well as your work performance. While going to the gym before work has many benefits, it does have some pitfalls. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide if going to…

The Value of Buying Locally

The Value of Buying Locally

When it comes to your shopping needs, buying locally is the answer. Offering a whole host of benefits, including great customer service, incredible prices, custom orders, and much more, when you buy locally you help yourself and your community, all while supporting the dreams of small business owners. What could be better? Top Notch Customer…

Helpful Microsoft Word Shortcuts

Helpful Microsoft Word Shortcuts

It’s likely that you’re already familiar with Microsoft Word, but you may not know about the myriad of shortcuts available to save you time and improve your work and overall efficiency throughout the day. Here are some shortcuts that could improve your workflow. General Shortcuts Create a new document Ctrl+N Open an existing document Ctrl+O…

The Value in Creating an Inclusive Office Culture

The Value in Creating an Inclusive Office Culture

When it comes to office culture, it’s important to make every employee feel included and part of the team. Not only can this help everyone feel happier while working, but it can also improve each employee’s work ethic and the overall success of the organization. Keep reading to learn the simple but powerful ways that…

Show Your Coworkers You Care

Show Your Coworkers You Care

Last month we asked you to tell us the best way to show your coworkers a little love. While the minority chose small gifts, the majority chose words of affirmation, with sweet treats falling in the middle. No matter how you choose to show your coworkers some love, the ultimate goal is to help your…

How to Become Your Best Advocate

How to Become Your Best Advocate

When it comes to elevating your career, self-advocacy is integral for success. When you focus on speaking up for yourself, reaching out when you need help, and becoming an active champion of your own needs, you help shape your career into what you always envisioned. Here is a list of some ways to speak up…

Wellness While You Work

Wellness While You Work

Whether your employees are remote or in the office, incorporating wellness programs whether virtual or in person is key for keeping yourself and your colleagues engaged, healthy, and motivated. Here are some ideas for ways to implement health and wellness into your own organization. Start a Health Hub A great way to inspire employees and…

Benefits of Businesses Partnering with Charities

Benefits of Businesses Partnering with Charities

Partnering with a charity can help build brand awareness, target a new set of customers, and help make a difference in your community. Here are a few reasons why partnering with a charity can help your business succeed. Build Brand Awareness When a business partners with a charity, it boosts the awareness of both organizations.…

Music to Listen to While Working

Music to Listen to While Working

When it comes to boosting your productivity, listening to music might just be the answer for you. No matter where you’re working, music can help give you the boost you need to stay focused and efficient throughout the day. Here are some tips on how to create a playlist for work. Avoid Vocal Music Studies…

How to Welcome New Employees to Your Team

How to Welcome New Employees to Your Team

Hiring someone new can be very exciting, but ensuring they experience a warm welcome is paramount to their future success within the company. Whether in person or remote, here are a few ways to welcome a new employee aboard. Host Company-Wide Calls One of the best ways to ensure new employees feel welcome is to…

Poll Results: How New Year’s Eve was Celebrated

Poll Results: How New Year’s Eve was Celebrated

In January through a poll, we asked how you celebrated the New Year. The majority of responses were practical where people chose to stay home and go to bed by 10, the second most popular answer was keeping it sensible celebrating at home, while the smallest majority chose to go out and countdown to midnight!…

Give Back By Donating Blood

Give Back By Donating Blood

The holiday season may be behind us, but giving back to those in need never goes out of style. In honor of January being National Blood Donor Month we compiled a list of some of the ways blood donations can make a critical impact on your community and even offer helpful insight into your own…

How to Eat Healthy While Working From Home

How to Eat Healthy While Working From Home

It’s a new year and a goal for many people is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, for the many people continuing to work from home, keeping your nutrition in check can prove to be a difficult challenge. Here are some strategies to ensure you sustain healthy eating habits throughout the workday. Make a Plan…

Bring in the New Year with New Customers

Bring in the New Year with New Customers

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to attract more customers? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck. Here are a few tips to bring in new customers to help your business prosper throughout 2021 and beyond. Discounts and Promotions New customers can be attracted to your company with a good deal. Offering…

Creating Growth in the New Year

Creating Growth in the New Year

The new year is a great time to reflect on the past while simultaneously looking ahead to the future of your business. Here are some ways to jump start growth and prosperity for 2021. Learn from the Past Last year was a difficult year for many organizations. Keep this in mind when reviewing the successes…

Your Guide to Asking for More Responsibility at Work

Your Guide to Asking for More Responsibility at Work

No matter what phase of your career you’re in, there is always an opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility. If you found yourself mastering all of your tasks and feeling comfortable in your position, it may mean it’s time for you to ask how you can best grow within the company and take…

The Benefits of Shopping Local

The Benefits of Shopping Local

Supporting local businesses is important, especially now as the world recovers from COVID-19. There are many ways shopping locally can improve your community and your own life. Check out these reasons why supporting small businesses is a great decision. Improve Your Local Economy and Create Jobs When you choose to shop locally, you’re actively putting…