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Introducing Kelly Hoey: Strategist + Turnstone Blogger

We're pleased to announce the addition of a new blogger to the turnstone team! J. Kelly Hoey brings a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a strategist, speaker and expert networker, equipping those she mentors to take their relationships and ideas to levels beyond ordinary. Kelly's intimate knowledge of startups, specifically tech companies, makes her a perfect fit

By | December 17th, 2015|Archive|

Change Your Office View

You don’t have the corner office and wish you had one but it’s not going to change any time soon. Your office/workspace faces a wall or some other un-sightly view that you wish you could look at anything else, so what do you do? Change your office view. A few challenges and ways to over come them: Your office desk

By | November 17th, 2014|Archive|

A “Manly” Office Doesn’t Have to be So Corporate

Something that I see with a lot of men who are trying to design their office is that they go over the top with a very "corporate" and serious vibe. It's their way of making sure the office looks both professional and for lack of a better term, "manly." I've come across a lot of offices lately that give off

By | April 24th, 2014|Archive|

Increase Your Productivity With a Paper To-Do List

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a list-making person. I absolutely love everything about lists — making them, crossing things off them, finishing them, organizing them, etc. etc. When I went off to college I was armed with my trusty planner and plenty of notepads for making the many lists I would no-doubt make

By | April 17th, 2014|Archive|

5 Ways to Become a Customer Service Champion

If your job involves direct contact with customers, you have an amazing opportunity to become a superstar in the eyes of your company’s most valuable asset. Whether you interact with customers face-to-face, stare at an online Gravatar or talk on the phone, your efforts to defuse a tense situation or demonstrate gratitude have the power to impact your company’s future

By | April 2nd, 2014|Archive|

7 Ways to Attract Top Talent

Last fall, turnstone spearheaded a campaign to name the Best Young Companies to Work For in the United States. Individuals nominating these budding superstar businesses had only to stay within the following guideline: companies could not be more than ten years old with fewer than 100 team members. But beside this one commonality, winners ranged from those offering web design to

By | March 26th, 2014|Archive|

How Space Affects Creativity and Productivity

Have you ever sat down to work and been so distracted by everything around you that you just couldn't clear your brain and focus on the one task at hand? Have you ever tried to start a specific project but couldn't find the tools or resources you needed, and ended up wasting time and energy looking for the necessary supplies

By | March 25th, 2014|Archive|

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Office More Inviting

You have just moved into a new space, the furniture has been installed and all electrical and data requirements are completed. Your office is good to go and the team is excited with their new space. Several years later, the excitement is gone and something needs to be updated. You might not need a whole makeover, but enough to create

By | March 11th, 2014|Archive|

5 Green Ways to Deal With Outdated Technology

With all the new products and technology upgrades available on a daily basis, our current devices often become outdated quickly -- however, that doesn't necessarily mean they are trash. And if being green is an important part of your office culture, finding solutions outside of the landfill will be particularly important. If you're looking for ways to keep your outdated

By | March 10th, 2014|Archive|

Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Caitria O’Neill

We are pleased to introduce Caitria O'Neill, founder of Pocketknife and March's woman entrepreneur extraordinaire. Her story marks the second in turnstone's year-long focus on women blazing trails in the world of business. You can read more about our series here.  Name: Caitria O'Neill Founder of: Pocketknife (design/prototyping/engineering) HQ Location: Palo Alto, CA Contact:  @CaitriaONeill , caitria@pocketknife.io Favorite Quote: "In

By | March 4th, 2014|Archive|

5 Gmail Labs That Save me Time, Energy, and my Sanity

If you've never looked into using any of Gmails Lab features -- you're totally missing out! There are tons of cool new features Gmail is testing out on a regular basis -- and until they make them permanent, you can find them all in the Labs section of your Gmail account. First things first -- how do you actually find

By | February 21st, 2014|Archive|

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|

3 Spring Office Styles to Try in Your Workspace

Spring is almost here, can you believe it? Have you started making your Spring cleaning and "things you want to do" lists? Have you planned a Spring Break vacation? Don't forget, your office is also due for a spring update! Here are 3 spring office styles to try in your workspace. image via Smashing Magazine 1. Pastels Pastels are a

By | February 5th, 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|
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