Onboarding New Employees: Make It a Smooth Transition

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Onboarding new employees can be an exciting time for the company and the new workers, but not all onboarding programs are created equal, and it’s essential to get it right—that is if you want to reap the many benefits.
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Networking Tips for the Shy & Tongue-Tied Entrepreneur

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It’s easy to think all entrepreneurs are outgoing folks who love to gab about what they do, but that’s not always the case. Some of us stress, sweat, and stumble, especially in a room full of people we’re supposed to be networking with. If this describes you, don’t worry. Know you’re not alone, and follow some of these networking tips to help yourself feel more at ease.
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8 Promotional Products That’ll Boost Employee Morale

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Earlier this week, we shared insights from real business owners about how they motivate employees. Well, once you motivate them, you want to make sure you keep their energy and morale up, right? Here are eight cool promotional products that’ll help you do just that.
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Motivating Employees: Useful Tips from Small Business Owners

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Keeping employees motivated can be a challenge—a challenge of money, time, and ideas. But focusing on your employees’ happiness can provide big pay-offs in the end, since you’ll cultivate a more loyal and productive workforce.

So how should you go about it? What are some tried and true approaches? And what about money—should you link motivation to the almighty dollar? We asked small business owners to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
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Marketing Trends for 2015 – Our Predictions

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Last year, we made these marketing predictions for 2014. We were right about some, off on others (sorry, QR codes).

Here’s what we’re thinking for 2015.
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Small Business Marketing Tips: Best of 2014

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While you sip your eggnog and get ready to count down the remaining hours of 2014, we thought we’d take a look back at all the content we shared over the last year on our blog. Let’s just say there was A LOT for us to look at.

Some people might wonder why a promotional products company like Amsterdam Printing even has a blog. And some might wonder why we talk about marketing and sales topics, instead of focusing strictly on our products.
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4 Time Management Tips for Hassled Entrepreneurs

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If you’re making resolutions for 2015, and if getting a handle on your day-to-day life is one of them, well listen up. Here are some important time management tips you should consider following.
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