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  • Designing Progressive Workspaces

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Build a Progressive Workplace

May 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Build a Progressive Workplace

In the workplace, some furniture is designed to make your office functional. A desk, ergonomic chair and conference room are typical components of a typical office. Just bring your computer and you’re in business, right?

But typical spaces don’t do much heavy […]

  • Brenda Irwin Venture Capitalist

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 2

April 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 2

Yesterday we shared part 1 of a fascinating conversation with Brenda Irwin, venture capitalist and cycling enthusiast. Today we’ll learn more about her tips for wellbeing, technology and wearable solutions, and the best advice she ignored […]

  • Brenda Irwin Venture Capitalist

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

April 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

Brenda Irwin and I were introduced by the big-hearted, visionary entrepreneur and legendary Canadian investor Jim Estill. Little did Jim know he was connecting kindred souls and creating a lasting, cross-continent friendship. Based on the West […]

  • How to Design an Office to Increase Productivity and Wellbeing

How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

Workplaces communicate with people. Not to worry. Big Brother isn’t implanting Siri into your office furniture. But the office environment you’ve designed sends a message to the people that work for you.  

“Workplaces where employees […]

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  • Brenda Irwin Venture Capitalist

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 2

April 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 2

Yesterday we shared part 1 of a fascinating conversation with Brenda Irwin, venture capitalist and cycling enthusiast. Today we’ll learn more about her tips for wellbeing, technology and wearable solutions, and the best advice she ignored […]

  • Brenda Irwin Venture Capitalist

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

April 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

Brenda Irwin and I were introduced by the big-hearted, visionary entrepreneur and legendary Canadian investor Jim Estill. Little did Jim know he was connecting kindred souls and creating a lasting, cross-continent friendship. Based on the West […]

  • Asha Curran, Intrapreneur

Founder Focus: Intrapreneur, Asha Curran

April 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Intrapreneur, Asha Curran

“You need to meet Asha…You must meet Asha!”

If my memory holds true, these words were my first introduction to the intrapreneurial powerhouse Asha Curran, director of the Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the […]

  • 10 Ways to Ensure Your Strategic Alliances Are a Success

10 Ways to Ensure Your Strategic Alliances Are a Success

April 5th, 2016|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Ensure Your Strategic Alliances Are a Success

Strategic alliances can help you grow your company faster. Forming alliances can provide complementary expertise, reduce costs or manage risk. However, ensuring a successful relationship can be tricky.
Here are 10 tips to help you […]

workplaces

  • Designing Progressive Workspaces

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Build a Progressive Workplace

May 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Build a Progressive Workplace

In the workplace, some furniture is designed to make your office functional. A desk, ergonomic chair and conference room are typical components of a typical office. Just bring your computer and you’re in business, right?

But typical spaces don’t do much heavy […]

  • How to Design an Office to Increase Productivity and Wellbeing

How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

Workplaces communicate with people. Not to worry. Big Brother isn’t implanting Siri into your office furniture. But the office environment you’ve designed sends a message to the people that work for you.  

“Workplaces where employees […]

  • 6 ways to bring nature into the workplace

Nature in the Workplace: 6 Ways To Do It Well

April 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Nature in the Workplace: 6 Ways To Do It Well

Bringing nature into the workplace is not only a beautiful design element, but has been shown to reduce stress, minimize illness and enhance employee wellbeing. Whether your workplace has green spaces inside or access to […]

  • 4 Office Zones

Office Zones: 4 Ways to be More Productive at Work

April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

One thing’s for certain: the way we work is changing, which mean offices are changing along with it. Technology has untethered us, making it easy to open a laptop or swipe a phone from virtually […]

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  • 6 ways to bring nature into the workplace

Nature in the Workplace: 6 Ways To Do It Well

April 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Nature in the Workplace: 6 Ways To Do It Well

Bringing nature into the workplace is not only a beautiful design element, but has been shown to reduce stress, minimize illness and enhance employee wellbeing. Whether your workplace has green spaces inside or access to […]

  • 8 ways to increase wellbeing at the office

8 Ways to Increase Wellbeing at the Office

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Though ergonomics and sustainability have long been influencing workplace design, wellbeing is the most recent consideration making headlines when planning your space. Wellbeing is a holistic design focusing on the user, aiming to encourage healthy living by […]

  • How to foster wellbeing to boost creativity in the office

How to Foster Wellbeing to Boost Creativity in the Workplace

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

As both emerging and established companies seek to infuse their workplaces with creativity, disruptive thinking and innovative products and services, founders and CEOs clamor to unlock secrets that might give them a competitive edge. And […]

  • 6 tips for making open offices work

6 Tips for Making Open Offices Work

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

It seems workers either love open offices or hate them. If you love them, you gush about the increased energy, collaboration, creativity and transparency that comes from impromptu conversations and lack of silos. If you hate […]

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  • Joyce Sullivan

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 2

March 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 2

Earlier this week we shared Joyce Sullivan’s story as a career reinventor. After hearing her story, I asked some questions about reinvention and her work with others seeking a new career beginning. Not only did […]

  • Joyce Sullivan

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 1

March 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 1

I remember the first offline meeting Joyce Sullivan and I had. It was a sunny afternoon in 2010 and we met in Madison Square Park. The conversation flowed easily because we had chatted for ages online—it […]

  • How to Create a Killer Game Room in the Office

How to Design a Killer Game Room in the Office

March 8th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Design a Killer Game Room in the Office

Entrepreneurs set on grabbing top talent and injecting their company with startup culture often start by creating spaces to have fun with their teams. They want to create a workplace that projects a sense of passion […]

  • Digital Tools Guarenteed to Increase Your Productivity

Digital Tools Guaranteed to Help You Be More Productive

February 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Digital Tools Guaranteed to Help You Be More Productive

Time is your most precious resource as a startup or a small business. Managing time efficiently is key to your success. Luckily, an array of digital tools are available to help you do that and be […]

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DropDrop Studios

April 4th, 2016|Comments Off on DropDrop Studios

DropDrop Studios of Grand Rapids started in a space that didn’t do much to support a fast exchange of ideas, creative collaboration or their desire for a flexible work environment. But after partnering with turnstone, […]

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Groove

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

When it comes to offering a jaw-dropping work environment for tech-savvy coders and marketers, Baltimore’s Groove has their stake firmly planted as the place to be. This award-winning young company stuns in a newly renovated […]

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Mighty in the Midwest

January 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Mighty in the Midwest

When it comes to hard work and grit, entrepreneurs in the midwest are showing the world that they’ve got what it takes. Grand Rapids-based Mighty in the Midwest is no different. Mighty works to create […]

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Zaarly

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

“There’s not a right way or a wrong way – there’s only the way that you choose to build your company.” – Bo Fishback
He should know. The idea that first came to him as a […]