Honor American Heroes this Memorial Day

Do you celebrate and pay tribute to America’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day? Here are 10 ways retailers and small businesses recognize military personnel and how you can, too. Tip: Join with other area businesses and hold a job fair or career day for vets who’ve recently returned from service. [stat... more

How to prep for fall and winter fashion trends

While optical doesn’t fast forward into the next season the way the fashion world does (they’re well into 2017), you definitely need to be planning for fall and winter fashion now. Here’s why: Tip: “Look at what’s going to be hot this fall and winter…then gradually start adding pops of those... more

Ways to reach out to your community

This is the time of year that local organizations formalize plans for regional summertime events. It’s also time for you to firm up your own seasonal outreach plans. Tip: “What’s better than a group of local athletes wearing a shirt with your logo on it?” [stat align="right"]5x The rule of... more

Can Social Media Be for Play AND Work?

Should you let employees use Facebook and other social media at work? Most experts agree that the benefits of allowing staff to use social media at work outweigh the cons. That being said, many organizations share misconceptions about its use. Tip: “Find a way to bring employees together on social media,... more

Minimize stress in your office

Stress has been called “THE health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The cost to American businesses? Up to $300 billion annually, according to WHO. Here's how to minimize stress in your office. Tip: “Recognize good work with a formal Employee of the Month program.”... more