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9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to success, that they've mapped the terrain and know how to conquer challenges. The

How to Master Time Management and Productivity as a Freelancer

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Master Time Management and Productivity as a Freelancer

Wondering how to master time management and productivity when you work for yourself? Erin Sturm is one of the many digitally savvy Millennials defining her own career path as a freelancer. A marketing consultant specializing in social

How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

In today’s competitive marketplace, creating a culture of innovation has become more important than ever. While most know the importance of innovating, many struggle to proactively plan for it – especially when it comes to

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How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowledge, the options are many — which means you may have some work to

Startup Culture

9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to success, that they've mapped the terrain and know how to conquer challenges. The

How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

In today’s competitive marketplace, creating a culture of innovation has become more important than ever. While most know the importance of innovating, many struggle to proactively plan for it – especially when it comes to

  • coworking spaces

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowledge, the options are many — which means you may have some work to

How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

When I ask entrepreneurs how I can help them, mentoring comes up with regularity. After their need for funding, mentoring is likely their second highest priority. But great mentors with relevant experience and time to spare are likely

Workplaces

How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

In today’s competitive marketplace, creating a culture of innovation has become more important than ever. While most know the importance of innovating, many struggle to proactively plan for it – especially when it comes to

  • coworking spaces

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowledge, the options are many — which means you may have some work to

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Conference Room Not Working? 5 Ways to Reimagine It

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Conference Room Not Working? 5 Ways to Reimagine It

Big celebrations, company-wide announcements and executive meetings are popular examples of when conference rooms are used. But too often, and increasingly, 2 or 3 people book these rooms for private meeting spaces, creating a shortage of

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Bring Your Favorite Place to the Office

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Bring Your Favorite Place to the Office

A lounge chair by the fireplace. The local bar. Your home kitchen. These are some of our favorite places — places that remind us of good times, relaxing and enjoying life. They encourage authenticity and bring

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Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

The office does more than provide a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their workspaces are happier, healthier and, ultimately, more productive, says

6 Office Design Tips to Increase Employee Wellbeing

January 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Office Design Tips to Increase Employee Wellbeing

There’s an undeniable link between creativity and wellbeing in the workplace. As Steelcase research has shown, "people who are happier at work are more productive – they are more engaged, more creative and have better

6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

Science proves what we already know to be true: nobody performs well under pressure. Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry finds that judgment,

Want to Be a Better Leader? Give Thanks Year-Round

November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Want to Be a Better Leader? Give Thanks Year-Round

Giving thanks year-round can lift your spirits now and throughout the year. Because while the beginning of the holiday season is joyful to many, it can jumpstart a season of anxiety and sadness for others. Expressing

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How to Master Time Management and Productivity as a Freelancer

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Master Time Management and Productivity as a Freelancer

Wondering how to master time management and productivity when you work for yourself? Erin Sturm is one of the many digitally savvy Millennials defining her own career path as a freelancer. A marketing consultant specializing in social

  • Energize Startup Office Culture

Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

The office does more than provide a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their workspaces are happier, healthier and, ultimately, more productive, says

6 Habits of Top Achievers That Can Help You Get an Edge

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Habits of Top Achievers That Can Help You Get an Edge

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, recently came out with a new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.It’s based on his podcast for which he

6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

Science proves what we already know to be true: nobody performs well under pressure. Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry finds that judgment,

Customer Stories

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