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Jan 21

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Is marketing the same as advertising?

“Is marketing the same as advertising?” This question pops up fairly often. The purpose of this blog post is to clarify the differences between these two terms, because they are each very distinct and different words with different, yet related, meanings. The purpose of business The primary purpose of a business is to ...

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Sep 20

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Are succulents good office plants?

It’s astounding how much time a person spends in the confines of their office. 40 hours a week, 40,000 hours a year! The only other room that a person spends as much time would be the bedroom, sleeping. Which is why more and more people are catching on to a new trend in office decorating: […]

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Aug 20

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Custom Garage Cabinets From Concept To Installation

Garages aren’t just for sheltering cars. Today they’re doubling as workshops, gyms, home offices and even “man caves.” Whether your garage is being used traditionally or for another purpose altogether, garage cabinets are ideal for storing all kinds of items like sports equipment, tools, gardening supplies, household goods ...

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Jun 20

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Simple designs evoke calmness

Why is it that people often feel the need to over-complicate things? A great meal doesn’t always need a thousand ingredients. A beautiful song doesn’t always require a full symphony. And a memorable vacation doesn’t always require an exotic itinerary. So why do so many designers succumb to the temptation to fill ...

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Apr 20

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Why Open Concept Offices are a Terrible Concept

A few years ago, I visited a graphic design firm in Canberra, Australia, which turned out to be an awful moment in an otherwise splendid day.  I had just finished a wonderful morning visiting with some friends who work for the embassy just down the road from the Parliament House.  They introduced me to some […]

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Mar 18

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How to design our class rooms

01. Efficient Classroom Design Classrooms never seem to be large enough, so wasted space should be at a minimum.  There are lots of clever ideas from teachers on ways to arrange furniture and find multiple uses for fixtures that can help maximize learning areas. Desk towers, for example, can keep supplies close at hand for […]

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Mar 18

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How do you make sure you are maximizing value

First, you’ve got to understand that real problem to be solved. You’ve probably heard me say that before and you’re going to hear me say it again. It’s so important to what we do. Then you’ve got to help the business prioritize what they want.  If they come to you with a list of 10 things, […]

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Oct 17

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5 Things to Consider Before Leasing a Company Car

With most companies looking to trim expenses, the idea of leasing company cars has gotten more attention. Viewed as a way to keep up with the latest automotive technology and safety features, it is gaining in popularity with businesses big and small. However, as with any business decision, there are numerous factors to consider. So ...

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Oct 17

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Why Small Businesses Need to Move to the Cloud

From hurricanes to floods to massive earthquakes, it has been a devastating month. We can all extend a helping hand by donating to organizations on the ground doing the hard work to save lives. Countless homes, schools, churches, and businesses have been destroyed and there’s one lesson that we can all take away from this: […]

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Oct 17

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Having a Great Culture: Improve Teamwork

A healthcare clinic was experiencing significant conflict with the hourly employees.  The employees were constantly arguing and complaining to the manager.  The manager became aware that the two groups of employees had divided based upon their country of national origin.  The manager was prepared to hire a new staff for the back ...

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