Your loyal employees are usually more than happy to talk up your company, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use some guidance along the way. In this article, we’re going to provide you with tips and suggestions for turning your workforce into the best brand ambassadors your business has ever seen.
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The trend towards collaborative workspaces isn’t new, but it has gained traction in recent years, thanks to Millennials who crave team environments. In fact, according to an article on Today Money, this year “more than three-quarters of U.S. companies expect to use open, collaborative workspaces with fewer offices.”
In principle, there’s no doubt that collaborative workspaces offer big benefits, like breaking down the silo mentality. By removing physical boundaries, like walls and office doors, you naturally encourage more communication and impromptu meetings between all the people within your organization.
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If you’re running a small business, you’ve probably found yourself working as chief cook and bottle washer from time to time, especially if your company is on the younger side. Which is why when you reach the point where you can actually bring in help, it’s always a great moment.
But here’s an interesting (and growing) trend regarding this extra “help.” More and more small businesses are looking for virtual help outside the confines of the physical office. This virtual assistant provides the support the business needs, often from a different state, a different coast, or a different continent altogether.
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Onboarding new employees can be an exciting time for the company and the new workers, but not all onboarding programs are created equal, and it’s essential to get it right—that is if you want to reap the many benefits.
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Earlier this week, we shared insights from real business owners about how to motivate employees. Well, once you motivate them, you want to make sure you keep their energy and morale up, right? Here are eight cool promotional products that’ll help you do just that.
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Keeping employees motivated can be a challenge—a challenge of money, time, and ideas. But focusing on your employees’ happiness can provide big pay-offs in the end, since you’ll cultivate a more loyal and productive workforce.
So how should you go about it? What are some tried and true approaches? And what about money—should you link motivation to the almighty dollar? We asked small business owners to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
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Sometimes you’re doing everything right and simply minding your own business, when wham! Out of nowhere, scandal erupts within your industry. Even though it’s on the periphery, the scandal could still touch you and shake your customers’ confidence in your company. So what’s a diligent small business owner to do?
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