Many car owners wonder whether they should wrap their vehicles or have them painted. Wondering the same thing? Learn the details and differences between what paints and wraps can do for your car — and your wallet. For one, wraps are cheaper compared to paint. If you are working on a tight budget, the quality of paint may be compromised. It may look great at first, but will lose its luster after a couple of years. Eventually, you’ll need to get the paint job redone. Here are some reasons why you should choose a wrap over a custom paint job. Lower cost. Car wraps are cheaper compared to custom car paint. If you want a high quality paint job, you must be willing to spend more. It could cost you around $3,000 to $10,000 depending on the quality. When it comes to car wraps, the highest quality materials only cost […]

Love to knit or do you prefer whitewater rafting? Maybe you love to sell your jewelry on Etsy or you give scrapbooks to your family as gifts each Christmas. Whatever it is that you – and your co-workers – love to do on your time off, one of the most surprising ways to learn more about your co-workers is to discover their hobbies. For example, maybe you’ll find out that the soft spoken receptionist for the sales department loves to scream out rock and roll songs at the neighborhood karaoke bar. Or you’ll learn that your “tough as nails” supervisor has won the Annual Chili Cook-off for the past three years running. When you take the time to share your hobby with others you deepen their understanding of what you enjoy which can increase their appreciation for who you are as a team member. Why it’s important to choose a […]

Marketing is key to developing and growing a business. Car wraps are a great way to market objects because of their low cost and high impact. With a car wrap, you can choose multiple design options, and the best part about a wrap is that it is an investment that pays off. High Awareness, Low Cost Unlike the usual costly media outlets, vehicle wraps work for you 24/7, 365 days per year. A car wrap investment is not expensive at all.  Consider the fact that it can easily transform your car into a “moving billboard” and spread the brand awareness whenever it goes. Depending on the city and population size, a single vehicle wrap can be seen by 30,000 to 70,000 people a day.   Unlike a billboard, which stays in one place and cannot move to a new audience, a vehicle wrap can be in multiple locations throughout the course […]

National re-gifting day is celebrated each year on the Thursday before Christmas. The date was chosen, because that’s when many companies hold their Christmas parties. Interestingly, what was once thought of as “tacky” has now become popularized by such shows as the Seinfeld episode, The Label Maker. But comedy aside, while regifting is no longer considered taboo in some circles there are ways it can be done that will benefit both the giver and the receiver. a re-gift that is truly appreciated and desired helps to avoid waste and reduces the chance it will wind up in the landfill if you were given a gift that is sitting in a corner or closet collecting dust, it’s taking up space – give it to someone who will appreciate and have use for it regifting can reduce the clutter in your home and in your life (assuming you don’t buy something else […]

When you hear about success secrets for small businesses, you may be hesitant to try them out. After all, most of these “secrets” either rely on expensive, high tech equipment or expensive seminars. The truth is that you don’t need to have unlimited funds and a master guru to guide you to higher profits. You can snatch up more sales, gain new customers, and build better alliances by using low tech tactics. Creative Marketing Utilizing creative marketing and having a unique marketing strategy will help your company stand out. This should be clever and encourage memory retention. Striving for a dynamic approach is also important. Try something endearing, which can be as simple as a giveaway (think Coke’s ‘Happiness Machine’). Go for unusual advertising. From transforming drains into BBQs, to ads painted along the do not cross lines in subways. There are an unlimited number of unique and creative ways […]

As you prepare to observe National Gratitude Month, you realize that good workers are sometimes hard to find. You want your workers to know that you appreciate what they do for your business day in and day out. You also want to inspire all your workers to invest in your company, so they will work harder. Another goal you have is to achieve and maintain high morale in your workplace. Do not worry about how much it will cost you. You do not need a large budget to show appreciation. You can be frugal and still make what you do meaningful for your employees. In the end, whatever you spend will be worth it to you. Give Time Off One easy way to show appreciation is by giving paid time off. You may not be able to give employees a whole day off with pay, but that would let your […]

Curling up with a good book after work is a great way to relax and escape the stresses of the day. To celebrate National Book Month, you can explore all the benefits found between the pages at home. These same benefits can also boost professional skills and relationships in the office. Implementing a reading program and encouraging people to read may take time and effort. As a business team leader, encouraging the group to read more can have surprising effects. Reading can benefit the entire department or company. What Does Reading Do For You? Although reading non-fiction books can help you learn about specific topics, reading any book provides benefits in general. Even the latest fiction beach read can give you a boost. Encourage your team to read if you want them to improve in the following areas: Improved intelligence and knowledge base Larger vocabulary and understanding Automatic development of […]

Many people believe that learning stops once a person graduates from high school or college. Every October, people are encouraged to celebrate adult learners during National Learning & Development Month (NLD Month.) If you’re an employer, this information should hold special significance with you. According to Forbes, employee dissatisfaction due to a lack of training and development is a key reason why good employees quit. If you suspect that some of your employees have left for the same reason, take heart. Here are ways to foster a learning culture at your workplace. Some Background Information According to the eLearning Industry website, adult learners have specific traits that make them different from child learners. On the whole, adult learners want to learn something practical. In the workplace, this means they need to learn something that impacts their daily work or help them advance. Employees should learn what the benefit will be […]

Is your company in need of a new business sign design? If so, we have the best design tips for creating signs that attract customers. Whether you are beginning a business or you run a decades old company, these design tips will take a mediocre design idea and make it spectacular. If you follow these sources of inspiration, everybody who walks by your storefront will stop in admiration. All you need to do is step outside your office and explore the streets of Nevada. Search Online When looking for storefront signage ideas, jump-start your creative juices by jumping on your computer. A quick “images” search for signs within your company’s sector will help you find thousands of ideas. Yet, it is important to refrain from copying somebody else’s idea. Nobody likes an unoriginal sign. Use the quick image search to discover which aspects of business signage you like. Also look […]

It starts with a little annoyance. Then the blinking, headaches, and dry eyes creep in. We’ve heard it before – take a screen break, rest your eyes. But did you know that ignoring these suggestions could be affecting your team’s productivity at work? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that nearly 80 percent of us report at least one visual disturbance at work each day and over half of us actually have to rest our eyes due to the discomfort or pain. August is National Eye Exam Month and a good time for a reminder that eye strain at work lowers productivity. Poor eyesight and other vision problems can cost you. Here’s how vision problems may affect your work performance and team productivity: Computer Vision Syndrome Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) happens from staring at a screen too long without taking a break. You can treat it by using […]