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What Mailing Equipment Does My SMB Need?
By Katharine Paljug | February 05, 2019

If you spend more than $50 on mail each month, your small business should invest in the right equipment.

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12 Easy Ways Employees Can 'Green' the Office
By Business News Daily Editor | February 02, 2019

You don't have to wait on the boss to make your office more environmentally friendly.

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Dealing with 'Mean Girls' (and Boys) at Work
By Business News Daily Editor | January 26, 2019

Two authors say there really are mean girls (and boys) at work. Learning how to deal with them is your only hope for surviving their wrath.

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Caught on Video: Employees Behaving (Very) Badly
By Chad Brooks | January 16, 2019

Some companies create videos they hope will go viral. Others have video greatness thrust upon them. These five companies wish they could recall videos that made them look very, very bad.

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Reasons Offices Are Moving From Suburban to Urban
By Jennifer Post | December 29, 2018

Millennials are pushing companies to move near hip eateries, coffee shops and livelier settings.

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8 Super Extravagant Gifts You Won't Believe Exist
By Sammi Caramela | December 14, 2018

Here are eight extravagant gifts that will wow even the richest CEOs.

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Unified Communications: Make Your Phone System Work Harder
By Chad Brooks | November 03, 2018

You might be surprised by the myriad features your business phone system offers.

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Is Airbnb for Work Right for Your Small Business?
By Sammi Caramela | September 14, 2018

Whether you need a place to sleep or a place to get work done, Airbnb for Work could be a good solution for your business travel.

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Just Hired? Office Etiquette Tips for New Employees
By Sammi Caramela | August 17, 2018

Here's how to practice good office etiquette as a new employee.

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REDIRECTED 24 Fun (and Cheap!) Gifts for Your Boss
By Brittney Morgan | August 08, 2018

Buying a gift for your boss can be fraught with political pitfalls. Here are fun, appropriate and sometimes useful gifts, each for less than $50.

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10 Michael Scott Quotes Every Leader Should Live By
By Sammi Caramela | August 07, 2018

Michael Scott of "The Office" was a quirky yet valuable leader. Believe it or not, we can all learn a thing or two from him. Here are 10 Michael Scott quotes to lead by.

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Coworking Spaces Offer Small Businesses a Unique Opportunity
By Matt D'Angelo | June 06, 2018

Coworking companies like Spaces and WeWork provide small businesses with an opportunity to establish private offices and reap the benefits of shared workspaces.

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The Ultimate Workday Playlist: 15 Songs to Motivate You
By Sammi Caramela | March 27, 2018

The office can be a distracting place. Get inspired and focus with this playlist.

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4 Ways to Create a Healthier Workplace for Your Employees
By Sammi Caramela | February 21, 2018

Promoting healthy habits in the workplace is better for your employees and your bottom line. Here's how to do it.

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What Kind of Co-Worker Are You?
By Sammi Caramela | January 19, 2018

Take this quiz to find out what type of co-worker you are.

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6 Productive Ways to Cope with Annoying Co-Workers
By Saige Driver | December 15, 2017

Annoying co-workers can make going to work dreadful. Here are six productive ways to deal with colleagues who bug you.

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Introverts vs. Extroverts: How to Get Along at Work
By Sammi Caramela | December 12, 2017

Introverts and extroverts, despite their differences, can still establish a supportive, healthy work relationship. Here's how to work well with each.

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How to Stay Productive in a Loud Office
By Sammi Caramela | December 01, 2017

Are you easily distracted by noise? Here's how to stay focused in a loud work environment.

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14 Reasons Workers Love (and Hate) Their Cubicles
By Chad Brooks | November 22, 2017

While there's plenty of things to detest about working in a small, cramped space that provides little to no privacy, employees say there are parts of their cubicle life they enjoy.

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Proper Workplace Communication in the Age of Chat and Text
By Marci Martin | November 07, 2017

Professionals can communicate with each other through more channels than ever, but it's important to follow proper etiquette on digital platforms. Here's how.

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Fearless Feedback: 6 Steps to Successful Constructive Criticism
By Adryan Corcione | November 03, 2017

Constructive criticism can be difficult to give, but it's necessary to correct problems in the workplace. Here's how to do it professionally and effectively.

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What Will the Workplace of the Future Look Like?
By Nicole Fallon | September 29, 2017

What does the future hold for workplace technology, office layout and company culture? Experts weighed in on what the American workplace will look like in the coming years.

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7 Simple Scientific Ways to Be Less Stressed at Work
By Sammi Caramela | August 29, 2017

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed at your job? Science can help. Follow these scientifically proven ways to relax at work.

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Green Offices Are No Longer The Exception, They're a Competitive Must
By Adam Uzialko | July 11, 2017

Green building has become the norm for the construction industry. LEED certification is becoming standard for major markets, and a competitive must.

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Professionalism Isn't Dead! Keep Your Casual Workplace Classy
By Nicole Fallon | June 07, 2017

Your workplace may be casual, but that doesn't mean professionalism should go out the window. Here's how to maintain professional standards among employees.

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7 Ways to Embrace Hygge at Work
By Sammi Caramela | June 06, 2017

Your workspace shouldn't have a mundane atmosphere. Bring the comfort of your home to your office with the Danish concept of hygge.

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How to Negotiate With Your Co-Workers
By Karina Fabian | May 13, 2017

Negotiation doesn't just happen with external business partners. Here's how to successfully negotiate in tough work situations with your peers.

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10 Fictional Companies We Love and Wish Were Real
By Shannon Gausepohl | April 08, 2017

What if you could try a Krabby Patty or sip coffee at Central Perk? We wish these fictional businesses actually existed.

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Keep It Clean: What Does Your Desk Say About You?
By Chad Brooks | March 27, 2017

A messy desk is what bosses find most annoying and distracting about an employee's workspace. OfficeTeam offers several tips for creating a workspace that leaves a good impression.

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Could March Madness Boost Employee Morale in the Office?
By Chad Brooks | March 15, 2017

While March Madness could cost employers billions of dollars in lost productivity, it also serves as an opportunity to boost employee morale.