How to Improve Yourself in a Global Crisis from 7 Top Business Owners

How to Improve Yourself in a Global Crisis from 7 Top Business Owners

I’ve seen a lot of businesses step up since the coronavirus and some that had no choice but to step aside or step down as a result of the financial crisis. Are we in a recession? The US recession that we're facing now has eclipsed the Great Recession of 2007 and is now the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression. With cutbacks and business closings across the board, this list is not necessarily comprised of companies who have capitalized during COVID-19 but have shown surprising dedication to their customers, employees, or…Read more
Top Time Management Tips to Achieve Your Ultimate New Year’s Goals

Top Time Management Tips to Achieve Your Ultimate New Year’s Goals

Many of us say new year new me, but the odds of some of our New Year resolutions going stagnant is uncomfortably possible if we don’t set good New Year’s resolutions and attainable New Year’s goals. What is a New Year’s resolution? It is a goal that we set for our self to achieve in the year ahead. Most of us will have more than one New Year’s resolution, and often several common New Year’s resolutions. How can we keep track of these New Year goals? Many New Year’s goals and common resolutions…Read more
What ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Can Tell Us About Holiday Marketing

What ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Can Tell Us About Holiday Marketing

The nightmare before Christmas, in this case, is not Tim Burton’s unique tale, but the mindset of every customer and retailer alike. Summer has ended, September rolls over into fall, and those stressful holiday months are now a reality. How early is too early for holiday planning? For many businesses, holiday marketing begins as soon as summer, and the plan comes even before that. But much like Tim Burton’s overlapping holiday film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, as a business, you don’t want your seasonal marketing ads to collide in a manner that causes…Read more
Companies Who Take a Stand: the Good, the Bad, & the Neutral

Companies Who Take a Stand: the Good, the Bad, & the Neutral

Should your business take a stance? With the world divided on so much these days, as a business, as a brand, where do you fall; and should you share those views with your customers? Here are several corporations that have decided to weigh in on political or social issues. Seen below are the successes and failures of these campaigns or statements; how it affected the public view and their bottom line. 1152Read more
Postage Increase is Not All Bad News

Postage Increase is Not All Bad News

On January 27, 2019, the cost of postage for a one-ounce letter went up five cents; from 50 cents to 55 cents. What can you get for a nickel these days? Nothing. It’s so insignificant that some of us may think twice before bending down to pick one up off the street. It’s the kind of thing you hear jingling around in the dryer because you forgot to clear your pockets before laundry day. The postage increase was not even the price of a pack of gum; but multiplied hundreds or even thousands…Read more
7 Creative Cocktails for Your Holiday Cheers

7 Creative Cocktails for Your Holiday Cheers

The most popular cocktails on the internet this year come with a splash of holiday cheer! For the best Christmas party or memorable holiday event, nothing beats these amazing libations. 1. Peppermint Bark Mimosas These Peppermint Bark Mimosas are a festive favorite and feature chocolate and candy-cane-rimmed champagne flutes. Ingredients (Makes 6): 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted 3 whole candy canes, crushed 6 oz. peppermint schnapps, divided 1 bottle champagne or prosecco 6 whole candy canes Directions: Simply melt some chocolate, swirl the rim of the glasses in its gooey goodness, smash up some candy canes, and…Read more
Success of Greeting Cards On Millennials

Success of Greeting Cards On Millennials

While you may still be rocking traditional greeting cards, and that’s okay, you’ll likely need to make some adjustments to your messaging. The greeting card industry is still booming with approximately 6.5 billion cards sold each year, but it is seeing a decline in revenue, which could turn into a big one if companies are not careful.  The good news is that, currently, greeting card sales in the US are still commanding between 7 and 8 billion dollars a year. And many companies are now targeting a market that is showing real promise…Read more
How to Kill the Most Brutal Business Meetings Quickly

How to Kill the Most Brutal Business Meetings Quickly

Throw out ridiculous business meetings. You know what I’m talking about because odds are you have sat through a few of these yourself. A business meeting is held to accomplish something; it’s meant to go over ideas, weed through the junk, develop the good ones, and put a set plan in place to carry them out. If everyone knows their tasks and is working towards these tasks, why are you still holding a meeting? Get rid of it. It disrupts the rhythm your employees already have going. Can You Actually Recall Your Last…Read more
What to Write in a Thank You Card – Thank You Messages for Every Occasion!

What to Write in a Thank You Card – Thank You Messages for Every Occasion!

There are exceptional benefits to sending a thank you card. Thank you notes can be utilized is so many different ways, holding profound importance in both personal and professional scenarios. Determining the situations that call for a thank you card requires a grateful awareness for all the relationships in your life; what they mean to you, what they do for you, and how they help you grow. But what do you say beyond thank you when sending a note or card? How do you display gratitude that is personally representative of your character?…Read more
‘Congratulations’ & Other Ways to Say Goodbye to a Valued Employee

‘Congratulations’ & Other Ways to Say Goodbye to a Valued Employee

“Congratulations on your new job, we wish you all the best,” You will likely have to utter these words more than once, and this can also be tough to say to an employee who is leaving your organization.  It’s never easy watching someone go, especially long-time employees that have commanded much respect and admiration during the course of their time at your company. Employees resign and move on for many different reasons. Specific long-time employees may be heading for retirement. Or perhaps their husband, wife, or partner has accepted a position in a…Read more