The Homey Vibe of Contemporary Office Design

Trends in interior design affect not just the various rooms in houses and apartments, but in offices as well. The way that people work affects their work environment, so it stands to reason that changes in people’s work methods will result in changes in their office interiors and furnishings. Perhaps the most conspicuous trend in workplace design and office furnishings is the increasing preference for people to personalize their own...

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5 Things NOT to Say to a Recruiter

The nice thing about a great employment rate in the country is that there’s a greater demand for your services and skills. That may lead to a competing offer from a recruiter trying to lure you to work at another company instead. However, some workers forget the cardinal rule of always trying to look your best when you’re at a job interview. If you’ve been approached by a recruiter, you...

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5 LinkedIn Changes You Need to Make Today

In job-searching, making connections with business acquaintances, and following the steps industry leaders take to grow their brands, I’ve found myself spending more and more time on LinkedIn. Users on the site seem to fall into one of two clear categories: professionals who have created accounts on LinkedIn and professionals who actually use the accounts they have created - and you don’t want to be the former. Here are 5...

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15 Habits to Boost Your Productivity When Working Remote

Who doesn’t want to improve their productivity? After all, you get more things done in less time. That gives you more time for more fun and for rest. However, boosting your productivity isn’t about easy one-time fixes. It’s about developing the right habits that you continue to do day in and day out. When these habits become instinctive, the increase in productivity is sure to follow. Here are the 15...

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Seed vs. Series Funding Rounds: The Difference

It’s one thing to fund your small business with the money in your savings and contributions from friends and family, but when you’re dealing with professional venture capitalists for funding, you really need to know what your fundraising options are.  At the very least, you should be able to differentiate between the Seed Round and a Series A. This will help you decide which of these options is best suited...

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The Rewards of Mentoring (for Both the Mentor and Mentored)

If you’re a fresh graduate and you get a job in a company, it doesn’t take a long time for you to realize that the courses you took in college weren’t quite enough to actually let you work well without assistance. You will still need additional training, and that usually involves some sort of mentoring. Without such guidance, you're likely just floundering along and your productivity can languish. Many employees...

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31 Ways to Organize Your Inbox for Maximum Efficiency

Checking your email regularly during the day can be an effective way to keep your inbox at manageable levels. But, the constant interruption and distraction that comes from multitasking in this way can decrease your productivity, and disrupt your ability to enter a state of flow when working. You may have to deal with unwanted emails, overflowing inboxes, and overlooked crucial messages.  Here are a number of ways to consider:...

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Turn Your Hobby into a Side Hustle

When you’re resting from work, it’s relaxing when you can indulge in a hobby. Everyone has to have a hobby, right? Of course, sometimes your regular work doesn’t give you enough dough. The good news is that if you have the right hobby, you can turn your hobby into a side hustle. However, it all depends on the hobby. Here are some ways to turn your hobby into a side...

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5 Simple Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

If you’re like many people running a business, you are probably always on the lookout for ways to boost your productivity.  We've got 5 simple productivity hacks to help you get your work done! There are days when you probably feel like there are too many things to get done and not enough hours to complete them.  It doesn’t help when your schedule keeps being interrupted by online distractions.  The...

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5 Business Memoirs to Read

From all of my reading, here are the top 5 business memoirs to read.  I agree with the saying that you are the average of your five closest friends - and if you do enough reading, the characters in the books you read begin to feel like friends.  When you’re a business geek, that means you might end up feeling like you are friends with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates. ...

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