What do you do when you’re done? – Part 1


You have built a business from the ground up or built your career by climbing the ladder from the bottom up.  You have put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  You have sacrificed time that you could have spent with your family and friends.  You have set aside things you enjoy, like hobbies and volunteering for local organizations.  But your sacrifices were not without […]

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Elements of Success


What does it take to be successful – as a business, as an employer, as an employee? There are two essential elements: 1) constantly strive to be better at what you do and 2) be “present”. The most successful people are open to opportunities for growth, are consistent and reliable, and focus on their goals and objectives. A business succeeds when it is driven by […]

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Reflect on Your Business Personality


What is your business culture? It’s the personality of your company (whether that’s online, providing a service, or in a storefront) and part of your brand. What do your employees and customers experience with your business? How does it feel to be a part of what you do? Are you more formal or creative? Are you specialized or eclectic? Is your business fast-paced or relaxed? […]

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Volunteer: Do it for you. Do it for your community.


The greatest gift you can give yourself is to help someone else. In lifting others, we lift ourselves and become part of a better, stronger, healthier community. When you volunteer, you connect with others who have a giving spirit. Collectively, you are helping to build something better. Anyone who has volunteered for a cause will tell you it changed them. It heightens your awareness of the struggles of […]

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Make an Appointment With Yourself


Achieving newly laid business or marketing goals in the new year often either gets “put on the back burner” or gets pushed to the top of your list despite a desk piled high with things to be done.  How do you make sure you take care of business while making time to move forward with your plans?  Make an appointment with yourself. We are all […]

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The Employee Life Cycle…It’s not a Straight Line


In developing career pathways to meet organizational needs, Human Resource Professionals often talk about the “employee life cycle.” In simple terms, that can be described by the following illustration:       While the employee life cycle is often viewed as a straight line, I ask employers to consider how they manage the part of the employee journey that is not in a straight line. […]

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Join the Team!


Gibbons Business Solutions, LLC  is looking for a part-time office assistant to work 10 to 20 per week at our GBS office in Franklin at 191 Howard Street. This is an in-house position. The Office Assistant will support Gibbons Business Solutions, LLC by understanding customer needs and providing support for day-to-day operations. The Office Assistant will provide administrative support for the office by performing general […]

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Pay It Forward This Holiday Season


Tomorrow is not promised to any of us; we don’t know what the future may bring.  But we can act today to ensure that we are part of tomorrow in a positive way.  “Pay it forward.” Our acts of kindness – our giving – creates investment in tomorrow.  We will never know the full extent of the results, but we can have faith that they […]

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Have yourself a Stress-Free Little Holiday: Tips to stay calm and be Happy this Year.


While for some of us the stress of the holidays is winding down, for many of us it’s still in full force. This can be a very trying time for many of us, whether you’re a business owner or just trying to shop and decide what to cook for your big family meal. Seasonal depression, sadness over the absence of a loved one, or the […]

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Shifting Gears: Time Management Tips


Time management is often one of the trickiest balls to juggle as a graphic designer. Most days, you find yourself with multiple projects that need to be brought to completion, often at the same time. That’s where it becomes beneficial to work on your own time management skills. Creatively, shifting gears from one project to another and back again to satisfy the needs of multiple clients […]

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