With the heat comes a new wave of employment options. We gathered statistics regarding the different trends and costs of employment in the summer in our new latest infographic, “Our Guide to Summer Employment”. Learn about the different perks and struggles employees face in the the warmer weather!
We’re bringing back some of our favorite guest bloggers today – the team at MycroBurst! Their director of communications Michelle Lewis is sharing some of the styles of the summertime logos that the team is crafting for businesses all throughout the country – and how you can get the look for your company!
Greetings from rainy England! We’re supposed to get a month’s worth of rain in the next 24 hours, and there are flood warnings all over the country. But since it’s sunny and hot all over the U.S. – some would say too hot! 107 degrees in St. Louis, yikes! – I’m not going to let the gloomy British forecast dampen my enthusiasm for creating business logos, perfect for the summertime season!
Here at MycroBurst we provide services to empower small businesses in a reliable and affordable manner and serve as a crowdsourcing platform for graphics and logo design, which provides an affordable way for businesses to brand themselves with logos, websites, stationery, banners, T shirts – you name it, our 30,000+ designers can conjure it up!
What’s been on the agenda for businesses this summer? Check out what companies everywhere from Chicago to Tennessee are rocking in logo creations! (more…)
Summer is here, and with this wonderful, warm season teens descend upon all kinds of businesses, flush with extra cash and time to kill. Teenagers make great customers for businesses, but when they can’t always get what they want, trouble can easily start. So how do you deal with angry teenage customers without losing your cool? Our guest poster Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance, stepped in today to give us tips on how to keep calm and carry on with your youthful summertime customer base.
When dealing with an irritated teen customer, you have to first remain calm. This can be difficult, but it’s important to keep your cool to prevent the situation from escalating. (more…)
The joy, the pleasure, the inexplainable rapture of the lemonade stand. We all had one when we were a kid, or some venture that was close to one. Subsidized by the kindness, patience, and hard cash of our parents, most of us know the sheer bliss of making a few bucks selling glasses of lemonade for a nickel a pop. Then, as we grew up, selling lemonade transformed into mowing grass or washing cars. Every summer meant a bit more money for clothes or movies or, if you were more responsible, college.
The work ethic of millions has been built on experiences gained during summer employment. And I feel like it shouldn’t stop when we grow up. We become content – content with our jobs, our lives, our little ruts – and we forget about that entrepreneurial spirit that had us up at 6 AM to wake our parents and build a stand out of old plywood.
Many states have begun to swelter underneath the summer sun, and it is around now that suburbanites and urbanites alike begin to see a long welcomed sight on their street corners; lemonade stands. Most parents will agree that kids always seem to need money, so it makes sense that the younger generations are looking at all possible avenues when trying to earn a little bit of spending money for the summer.
It’s that time of the year: long weekend time! A time to wrap up all projects at work for the weekend, keep your Outlook unopened, and hopefully your iPhone or Blackberry will also be closed for business. Who wants to be plugged in when there are barbecue grills to fire up, pools to splash in, and road trips (insert mandatory exclamation point here:!) to hit the road with?
Surprisingly for small business owners, that answer is less than half. According to BusinessNewsDaily,about 46% of small business owners will go on a summer vacation this year. This is compared to the 67% that took vacations in 2006. Granted, it was a different time in ’06, both for the economy and gas prices. But we here at MyCorp are betting to guess that those who don’t take the time off for summer vacations might not be taking this Memorial Day weekend off either. Finding the line between career and personal life for many individuals is beginning to blur, as the digital age mandates that we stay completely plugged in, logged in, and sending auto-replies at all times. (more…)