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More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

David Wolfe is a dreamer who is bringing to life his dream of a profitable, socially responsible company. A 50+ year-old serial entrepreneur who has built successful companies before, David was only interested in building a company

Why Resilience is the Key for Successful Entrepreneurship

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Why Resilience is the Key for Successful Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is never smooth sailing. Sometimes, you have the wind at your back. Other times, the seas are choppy and you have to batten down the hatches. It turns out that it’s not how you

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

12 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur

June 7th, 2016|Comments Off on 12 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur

From salaries to ping-pong tables to sky-high valuations, there is a long list of misconceptions about startups and entrepreneurship. It’s not surprising really, since entrepreneurs grace the covers of magazines like rock stars, and Google

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More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

David Wolfe is a dreamer who is bringing to life his dream of a profitable, socially responsible company. A 50+ year-old serial entrepreneur who has built successful companies before, David was only interested in building a company

Why Resilience is the Key for Successful Entrepreneurship

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Why Resilience is the Key for Successful Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is never smooth sailing. Sometimes, you have the wind at your back. Other times, the seas are choppy and you have to batten down the hatches. It turns out that it’s not how you

12 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur

June 7th, 2016|Comments Off on 12 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur

From salaries to ping-pong tables to sky-high valuations, there is a long list of misconceptions about startups and entrepreneurship. It’s not surprising really, since entrepreneurs grace the covers of magazines like rock stars, and Google

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Founder Focus: Learning Innovator, Angela DeVincenzo

May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Founder Focus: Learning Innovator, Angela DeVincenzo

I met Angela DeVincenzo on one of those gloriously hot July summer weekends when you’re relieved to be near the ocean and not in midtown Manhattan. Angela and her husband Jeff had decamped

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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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5 Shared-Interest Communities Disrupting the Coworking World

May 10th, 2016|Comments Off on 5 Shared-Interest Communities Disrupting the Coworking World

Coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators continue to sprout up in record numbers across the U.S., shifting the conversation about where and how work happens. And while entrepreneurs flock in droves, they’re increasingly motivated by much

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4 Powerful Benefits of Coworking for Startups

May 5th, 2016|Comments Off on 4 Powerful Benefits of Coworking for Startups

Coworking spaces are much more than a space for you to work. After all, if all you want is space, you can work from home, go to your local coffee shop or park at the

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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

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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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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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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

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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