No matter what kind of business you run, your employees are your most valuable asset. As the legendary former GE CEO Jack Welch said, “Your assets go up in the elevator in the morning, and ride down at night.” Every one of your employees is an integral member of your team, so letting them know that you understand and appreciate them, even in small ways, will help keep morale and productivity high.
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Heading back to school after summer break is always bittersweet. Your students have enjoyed their time off , but they’re excited to see friends. They’re nervous about meeting new teachers, but also excited to do well in classes. They have mixed emotions, and the transition between summer break and the fall semester can be difficult.
Traditionally, the Hawaiian culture celebrated major milestones and important events with a ‘aha’aina (lit. “gathering meal”) where hundreds of people would gather together to enjoy a symbolic feast. While this ancient custom has faded into antiquity, its spirit survives in the modern Hawaiian luau.
USB flash drives (also known as thumb drives, jump drives, or memory sticks) have been around for years now, since before we had access to cloud storage and file sharing options on every computerized device. That change in technology has led so-called experts to predict the death of the USB drive for years, and yet the humble thumb drive remains an extremely popular item with expected worldwide sales to exceed half a billion units by 2020.
When the weather warms up and the sun is shining high, it’s the perfect time to energize your weekly worshippers with a church picnic.
School’s out and summer camp may just be the happiest place on earth. The days of carefree fishing by the lake, crafting macramé bracelets, and singing campfire songs are woven into many a childhood memory. It’s where kids learn new skills, enjoy the great outdoors, and make new friends — sometimes for life.
Every business is faced with balancing the needs to promote themselves effectively and control costs, while focusing on the time and resources necessary to run things efficiently. Whether your company is large or small, achieving this harmony can be a challenge.
Getting married is a wonderful thing. And in many traditions, surrounding yourself with family and friends is part of what makes it so special. Inviting guests can make the wedding feel like a true party — and like any good party host, sending guests home with favors is considered proper etiquette.
You’re engaged to be married! Now you can begin planning the wedding of your dreams. Simple, right?
Maybe it’s the fresh air and sunshine. Maybe it’s the strategy and good-natured competition. Or maybe it’s just the opportunity to spend time together in pairs and small groups talking between shots.
Have you ever found yourself in need of a promotional product that’s unique to your company? Maybe you need special giveaway items for a conference, but don’t know where to start. Or perhaps you are searching for favors that will reflect your personality at your upcoming wedding.
As times change and cultural norms evolve, families no longer live with or near one another as much as in the past. Nuclear families separate when the kids move out (sometimes across the country or even across the world), and when work or other opportunities take them to new places.
Ah, the beach. The soothing sound of crashing waves. The warm sand beneath your toes. Your beloved standing across from you, smiling in the sunlight. Your friends and family underneath the swaying palm trees. The perfect destination wedding unfolding before your eyes.
In his landmark 1885 book on advertising strategy, Successful Advertising, Thomas Smith wrote this now famous theoretical explanation of how repeated ads work: