9 Summer Office Party Ideas to Boost Morale

Employee Recognition Ideas

Opening Day

While many companies note a decrease in productivity during the summer months, there are many ways to combat this! The summer season offers employers the opportunity to have some fun with their staff. Summer office parties are a great perk for employees and also serve as an effective method for building comradely. “I saw good responses to perks that weren’t…

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Family Reunion this Summer

Special Occasions & Birthday Ideas

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” Family plays an instrumental role in every person’s life, and gathering all of your kids, cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, and grandparents together for an annual family reunion will create a treasured tradition for years to come. Certainly you can host a simple picnic or BBQ for your family reunion. However, starting…

Is Your Office Making You Fat?

Employee Recognition Ideas

running at lunch hour

Even if you have an ergonomic work station and desk drawer full of granola, your office could be making you fat. Sitting around all day can make you fat, sick and prone to premature death, and those risks apply even if you make time for regular exercise. The good news is you don’t have to take the bad news sitting…

How to Get More Sponsors for Your Charity Golf Tournament

Event Planning Tips

Golf Sponsors

In a Constant Contact blog post from 2012, author Ryan Mahoney states that sponsors “are one of the foundational elements of your event because they add things that can draw people.” We agree. If you’re planning a charity gold tournament, you need sponsors to give their support. Rather than scratching your head wondering how to get sponsors for a golf tournament,…

The Importance of Requiring a Vacation

Employee Recognition Ideas

“The average U.S. worker with paid time off left 3.2 vacation days unused in 2013,” writes Inc. contributor Adam Vaccaro. “That information probably doesn’t come as a surprise; various estimates say anywhere from 40 percent to two-thirds of workers fail to use all their vacation time. And a report last year from the Center for Economic and Policy Research showed…

How to Keep Productivity Up in the Summer Months

Employee Recognition Ideas

There’s a reason many business note that productivity in the summer decreases. According to research compiled by Grasshopper, “25% of office workers felt their productivity decreased in the summer time.” Furthermore, 63% of respondents stated they left the office earlier during the summer while 60% report taking their lunch outdoors during this time of year. However, there are steps business…

10 Graphics for Stunning DIY Wedding Invitations

DIY Invitation Ideas

On average, wedding invitations cost $443, according to a study released by the knot in 2014. This custom wedding stationery can blow your budget out of the water- especially if you desire sleek invitations that need designer elements. If you’re looking to create DIY invitations, but aren’t sure where to start, try out some of the insanely sweet graphics below….

Beautiful & Affordable Weddings: The Centerpieces

DIY Wedding Ideas

A limited budget does not have to limit the beauty or creativity of your wedding. In fact, having a limited budget enhances the creativity and helps to find beautiful alternatives to pricey centerpieces. Weddings are one of the most memorable and important days of our lives and what better way to honor that than by having stunning centerpieces that reflect…

Why Freelancers Still Need Business Cards

Designing Your Business Communication

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Call it whatever you want. Freelancer. Entrepreneur. Contract worker. Solopreneur. Small business. When you’re a fabulously self-employed person, you must never miss an opportunity to connect with a possible customer. Networking is the pathway to growing a business and building resources; you need a few tools in your arsenal. Sure, you have a professional profile on LinkedIn and share behind-the-scenes…

How to Zero in on Your Target Market

Marketing & Sales Promotion Techniques

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Your company may have the potential to help a lot of other businesses, but you’re not likely to effectively reach them unless you zero in on your target market. You can do this with some helpful tips that make it easy to reach the companies you can benefit most. Figure Out Who They Are You can’t very well target if…