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    The Guide To A Seamless Office Move From Armstrong Steel

    Have you outgrown your current office space? Are you ready to build a prefab metal building for more office space? Make the transition into your new office building as seamless as possible by starting early, over-communicating and being patient. Moving an entire office is extremely complicated, no matter how big or small, and staying calm throughout the… Full Article

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    The Importance of A Work/Life Balance

    It’s so easy for me to get caught up in tasks at work that I end up staying late at the office. By the time the weekend rolls around, I am ready to get on a jet plane to Riviera Maya and never come back. Most days of the month I keep a pretty good… Full Article

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    The Space Debate: Lease vs. Build for Your Small Business

    What should you do when your small business has outgrown your current space? The time will come when you need to hire more employees, implement an HR Department and take your business to the next level.  You’re going to need more space. Should you lease space or build from scratch?  Should you look for commercial… Full Article

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    4 Ways to Make Corporate Culture Your Best Branding Tool

    Log on to your Apple computer, buy a pair of shoes from Zappos, order the Asian Chicken salad from Chilis and you’re immediately exposed to the corporate culture of these companies. Corporate culture used to be thought of as a touchy feely component of business, less important than strategy. Now-a-days, more and more companies are… Full Article

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    5 Reasons To Get Serious About a CRM Solution…Right Now!

    When you first start a business one of the biggest challenges you’re going to face is how you actually do things. In the beginning, you might be forgiven by vendors, customers, and counterparts for lacking processes. There’s something so natural about enterprise to Americans that, almost at the DNA level, we understand that businesses need to… Full Article

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    6 Reasons Your Small Business Should Be Blogging

    Having trouble making your business stand out from the crowd? What can you do that will help customers notice you among the sea of competitors and decide to choose your product? Set up your business in a high traffic area? Good. Invest a lot of money in a big fancy sign? OK. Set up your… Full Article

  • Ready to expand your business? Have you considered a steel building?

    4 Signs It’s Time To Expand Your Home-Based Business

    Did you know that an astonishing 52% of small businesses in the United States are home-based? Of course running a small business from your home has many advantages – among them, it is a low-cost, low risk way to get started; it offers a convenient way for you to put in ‘extra hours’ when you… Full Article

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    Hiring the Right Employee – Why You Should Get Emotional About It

    You’ve got a problem! It’s a good problem, but still a problem. You’ve grown and you need to start hiring some help. This is a process that is considerably more important to a small business owner than it might appear. New employees cost time and money to train. Insurance, payroll, business cards, additional equipment, these… Full Article