How to Host a Stunning Business Conference

Depending upon how you define “conference,” there are thousands upon thousands of events each year. If you’d like to host a business conference, you’ll need to make sure it is absolutely captivating to attendees. After all, if you expect event attendees to choose your conference over all the other options out there, you need to... Read more »

How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Happy

Welcome to part 2 of our Warehouse Employees series! Previously: How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Safe Warehouse work has a reputation as a hardened place. Your company does not have to add to the negative entourage of warehouses where employees are miserable, or worse — dropping dead. While a corporate office model for happiness... Read more »

How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Safe

Protecting employee safety is an integral part of warehouse management. Safety is something that all warehouse employees consider at one point, though it’s up to warehouse management to ensure safe working conditions and proper training. The rise of eCommerce is prompting a greater demand for warehouses, where inventory from major retailers resides. Unfortunately, warehouse worker... Read more »
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How to Reward Your Employees Without Cash

Employees certainly appreciate monetary bonuses, though there are ample ways to reward employees without cash. In fact, there are nonmonetary rewards that are even more beneficial than cold hard cash, especially when they motivate and empower more than money can. Some useful ideas for nonmonetary rewards for employees include: Additional Time Off A particularly hardworking... Read more »

7 Ways Your Company Can Help Improve the World

Small business success correlates with the vitality of the community in which the company exists. Today, running a business means more than adhering to basic legal compliance, paying commercial property taxes and providing a solid product. Small businesses must not only thrive as active participants within their local communities, but also adapt as the global... Read more »

What to Do if You Think Your Employees May Be Stealing

Even if you trust your employees, there’s a chance one of them may be stealing. It’s a sobering fact that 75 percent of employees admit to stealing from their employer at least once. Regardless of their trust in employees, business owners should prepare for the potential of theft by knowing what to look out for... Read more »

Seven Creative Ways to Market Your Business

Good marketing can make or break your business and its success. Whether you have the budget for it or not, there are many ways you can incorporate advertising, public relations, promotions and sales into your company’s marketing strategy — here are seven creative ideas. Socialize on Social Media There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage... Read more »

What to Do If You've Found Mold in Your Office

Mold isn’t innately bad. Without mold, you wouldn’t have penicillin or cheese. More than 100,000 types of mold exist globally — and 1,000-plus in the U.S. alone. Many of them are harmless and even helpful parts of the ecosystem. However, when certain molds creep indoors, you can have major issues. And if they sneak into... Read more »

Should You Give Your Employees Free Food?

Everyone loves the word “free,” especially when it comes to food. So what better incentive than to offer employees free food at work? It’s an added benefit that has the power to attract and retain talent without having to pay higher salaries. A recent survey conducted by an online delivery and takeout service concluded that... Read more »

How Your Company Can Show Appreciation to Veterans Year-Round

Have you or someone you know served in the U.S. armed forces? Many of us have little idea of what the day-to-day for members of this critical national force is like. The men and women who serve aren’t just a defensive force for our country. During peacetime, they travel the world helping other nations and... Read more »