Everyone knows about holiday stress—coordinating visits with family and friends, finding the perfect gifts for said friends and family, navigating crowds of shoppers who are also finding the perfect gifts for friends and family… But it’s easy to forget about holiday work stress, until you’re in the middle of it. I've learned first-hand some things about handling holiday work stress that I’d like to share:
October 3, 2019
April 18, 2019
Times, they are a-changin', and you have a choice: Do you change with them, or do you stay the course? Sometimes you need to take a step back, evaluate your position, and decide if it's still appropriate for you, or if it's time to be a-changin' yourself.
March 6, 2019
In business, it all starts with communication. From client relationships to marketing campaigns and so much in between, clear communication lays the groundwork for success. So, how do you communicate clearly with clients, employees, colleagues and other business relationships?
February 15, 2019
Food is a basic human need. We all must eat. We eat when we are hungry and when we are not. We eat when we celebrate and to commemorate. We eat when we are happy, sad, bored and lonely. We use food to fuel our bodies for daily life and as a main element of every gathering, holiday and special occasion.
December 10, 2018
Magic floats in the air. Twinkling lights shine everywhere. You’ve made your list, checked it twice and found the perfect gifts for the important people in your life. When the shopping is finished and you’re dead on feet, your holiday work is still not complete. The wrapping of packages is next on your list. Thousands of creative options exist! Wrapping gifts is a tradition as old as the ancients who first made paper. Young, old and pets alike marvel at bright colored wrappers, ribbons and festive bows. Everyone is tempted to shake the box, feel the weight, and try to guess what’s inside. The anticipation is delicious. Gift wrap adds suspense, intrigue, and fun to any present, whether during the holiday season, for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or any special occasion. The embellishment you choose for your gifts adds a memorable, little something extra to whatever is inside.
October 25, 2018
The freight landscape is ever-changing, and staying on top of the policies and rates of couriers can be a challenge, whether you’re shipping hard goods, soft goods, or food gifts. Freight charges are probably not the first thing that your client is thinking about when they’re selecting their gifts, but they can have a significant impact on budgets!
September 13, 2018
Food gifts are no small business—according to Packaged Facts, purchases of consumables for corporate gift-giving reached a new record in 2017 of $7.2 billion. Not all of those dollars are included in the $20 billion drawn through the promotional products industry, which means that there is a huge market out there just waiting to have a bite taken out of it. (See what I did there?)
June 14, 2018
Stop and think for a minute. When was your last snack? Today, between projects? Yesterday, while you were running from one activity to the next? Are you having one right now? Whether you already identify as a snacker or you’re new to this movement, here’s why snacking is trending in the U.S.
May 24, 2018
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” –Helen Exley Books don't have to be targeted toward your career to have an impact upon it. Members of the Maple Ridge Farms team share a selection of the books that influenced their daily and professional lives.
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