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Want to Boost Innovation? Make it Easier for your Team to Connect.

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Want to Boost Innovation? Make it Easier for your Team to Connect.

Workplaces everywhere are setting the stage for innovation by placing renewed emphasis on developing startup culture through team building, great perks and inspiring workplaces. At the core of these efforts is the recognition that social interactions and organic connections

Why Fantastic Events Don’t Just Happen — and How to Plan Yours

August 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Why Fantastic Events Don’t Just Happen — and How to Plan Yours

Ben Hindman knows how to execute a great company event — one that cuts through the crowded-noisy meet-up, cocktail party, conference calendar typical of New York City. Ben is the CEO and co-founder of Splash, an events-marketing

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Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

Disengagement in the workplace, and the $415 billion dollars it costs the global economy each year, has become an outright epidemic. According to "360 Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace," 37% of employees worldwide are highly or

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills: Start In The Kitchen

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Improve Your Leadership Skills: Start In The Kitchen

Celebrity cook and entrepreneur Annabel Langbein doesn't take no for an answer. When she was told publishing her own cookbook was not possible, Annabel forged ahead anyway. Today, she has one of the most successful

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Why Fantastic Events Don’t Just Happen — and How to Plan Yours

August 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Why Fantastic Events Don’t Just Happen — and How to Plan Yours

Ben Hindman knows how to execute a great company event — one that cuts through the crowded-noisy meet-up, cocktail party, conference calendar typical of New York City. Ben is the CEO and co-founder of Splash, an events-marketing

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills: Start In The Kitchen

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Improve Your Leadership Skills: Start In The Kitchen

Celebrity cook and entrepreneur Annabel Langbein doesn't take no for an answer. When she was told publishing her own cookbook was not possible, Annabel forged ahead anyway. Today, she has one of the most successful

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3 Reasons Startup Culture Matters in the Workplace

July 19th, 2016|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Startup Culture Matters in the Workplace

As companies clamor in innovate, hire the most talented candidates and gain market share, there are many factors to consider that may move the needle on business results. Some experts advocate imposing challenges such as working under

9 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Angel Investor

July 14th, 2016|Comments Off on 9 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Angel Investor

Did you know that roughly 3% of all companies will raise money from accredited investors to start and grow their businesses? These companies hope to be the next $100 million, if not $1 billion companies

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Want to Boost Innovation? Make it Easier for your Team to Connect.

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Want to Boost Innovation? Make it Easier for your Team to Connect.

Workplaces everywhere are setting the stage for innovation by placing renewed emphasis on developing startup culture through team building, great perks and inspiring workplaces. At the core of these efforts is the recognition that social interactions and organic connections

  • office cafe

Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

Disengagement in the workplace, and the $415 billion dollars it costs the global economy each year, has become an outright epidemic. According to "360 Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace," 37% of employees worldwide are highly or

Top 4 Design Trends at NeoCon 2016

July 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Top 4 Design Trends at NeoCon 2016

NeoCon, one of the most recognized commercial tradeshows featuring furniture, surface materials and lighting, has been a yearly trek for me since starting in the industry. NeoCon showcases current design trends from top companies and emerging businesses looking to gain

Turnstone at NeoCon 2016 Recap

June 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Turnstone at NeoCon 2016 Recap

If you're familiar with contract furniture, chances are you've heard or even attended NeoCon, the most recognized trade show in the industry. Neocon showcases products, trends and innovative solutions for commercial interiors, generating thousands of visitors in Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart. This

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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

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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

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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

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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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Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

Disengagement in the workplace, and the $415 billion dollars it costs the global economy each year, has become an outright epidemic. According to "360 Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace," 37% of employees worldwide are highly or

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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