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About Jane Graham

Jane Graham types away as turnstone’s brand writer and blog manager. The pen behind a 2010 best-selling book and experienced ghostwriter, Jane’s voice has powered articles featured on Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Small Business and elsewhere.

7 Retail Trends You Can’t Ignore

If ever there was a time to examine your company’s ecommerce strategy, 2014 is that time. Web trends continue to underscore the importance of a robust platform for businesses that wish to remain relevant in our evolving marketplace. Conversely, those without a strong cyber presence will find themselves on increasingly shaky ground as customers come to expect a certain level

By | February 18th, 2014|Archive|

The Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Kellee Khalil

To kick off our Year of the Woman Entrepreneur, we are pleased to introduce Kellee Khalil of Lover.ly! Name: Kellee Khalil Founder of: Lover.ly HQ Location: New York, NY Contact:  @kellee Favorite Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill Background info: Kellee Khalil, an Entrepreneurial Studies Graduate from USC, is

By | January 31st, 2014|Archive|

Introducing: Year of the Woman Entrepreneur, a Blog Series

Strength. Determination. Power. This is the Year of the Horse. At turnstone, we’re taking a cue from our friends in the Asian culture and celebrating 2014 as a year of endless possibilities: a year that begins with the sweeping away of the old and the welcoming in of the new; a year of courageous risk-taking that pushes new boundaries. Because

By | January 27th, 2014|Archive|

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 engaging web and mobile experiences to better position clients for success in the marketplace.They embrace a collaborative workspace. They’re friendly. And they keep passion at

By | January 7th, 2014|Customer Stories|

8 Tips for Becoming a Successful Woman Entrepreneur

When Wendy Banks graduated from Florida International University with her degree in Hospitality Management, she had no idea that she’d change careers and become an entrepreneur, starting her own company in the concrete repair and coatings world. Despite having grown up in a home where coatings was nightly fodder for supper conversations, Wendy saw her world unfolding in a different

By | November 5th, 2013|Archive|

Zaarly

“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 16 year old has turned shopping upside-down with the promise of connecting customers with local businesses willing to take bids on their work.

By | September 23rd, 2013|Customer Stories|

Understanding Generation Y, Culture and Workplace Trends

School is over and parents sign kids up for camps and college kids are home from school. End of year picnics are set and college graduation party invites are sent.  Parties are the one place parents will hear such great debates like "Who is better: Justin Bieber or New Direction?" and the latest and greatest smart phone technology will be on

By | June 14th, 2013|Archive|

Are you an Introvert or Extrovert at Work? Does it Matter?

Introversion and extroversion are terms that have been linked to workplace productivity.  I never really paid attention about "categorizing" my peers when I used to work at  a firm. Learning how to work together despite differences was part of being a team player. Now that I read about these differences, I realize that the workplace can interfere with someone's productivity,

By | January 22nd, 2013|Archive|

Why You Should Have a Kitchen in Your Office

Eating out everyday can be fun, but all that deliciousness can add up quickly. For entrepreneurs working in startups where every dollar counts, staying in for lunch makes a lot of sense. Here are some benefits of installing an office kitchen in the workplace: Build camaraderie: Lunch at the office is a chance to build trusting relationships that grow friendships and a broader community. It

By | January 18th, 2013|Startup Culture, Workplaces|

Color Coding for Productivity

It is no secret that color plays an important role in the workplace. Choosing the right color for your office can influence productivity among employees. The same can be said for using colors to get organized, especially with task lists, paperwork, and calendars. Being organized is essential for getting things done. Color coding can help remove the chaos. For your

By | December 27th, 2012|Archive|

Fracture

As a hybrid of manufacturing, creativity and administrative services, Fracture (frame + picture) faced unique challenges. Their large, open space was a collection of “dumpster-doven” office chairs and lawn furniture, desks built on cinder blocks, and a single ratty couch that may have appeared on Miami Vice. It didn’t live up to their vibe, or their innovative approach. Today, that’s all

By | October 25th, 2012|Customer Stories|

How to: Make Engineer Prints for the Office

At turnstone, we believe that strong office culture has its roots in letting people come to work and be themselves -- transparent and unbrushed. Encouraging that level of authenticity in the office begins when the integration of personal items in the work environment is celebrated. Whether that means telling your team to bring in photos of kids and pets, potted

By | August 7th, 2012|Archive|

When to buy office furniture? A few tips for startups

The sweet stages of getting a startup off the ground include many hurdles. The biggest and most important roadblock to overcome is securing funding. After you find a place to work, whether that be home or office space, your employees and clients need to conduct business. This is challenging without furniture. It is highly unprofessional to ask your potential business

By | July 7th, 2012|Archive|

7 Well Designed Speakers for Your Office

This week we are celebrating music in the workplace. If you are like me, good music helps you focus and get the creative juices flowing. As I write this, I am plugged into my Spotify playlist that I use for inspiration while I work. I have over-the-ear headphones to reduce outside noise so I can get in the zone, and

By | May 22nd, 2012|Archive|
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