16 Nov

4 Tips For Decorating Your Place Of Business

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 16.11.15 by John Meloche

Depositphotos_11312934_xsHaving high levels of employee morale at your place of business is hugely important. But, it can be argued that there is no time of year when employee morale is more important than right now. With the holidays quickly approaching, people naturally want to be in a good mood. But with the added stress of buying gifts – not to mention, serving all of those extra customers you have – this time of year can be pretty tough for your staff.

As a business owner, one of your main jobs is to keep your staff members energized on a regular basis. The holiday season presents you with a myriad of opportunities to do just that. And, one of the easiest ways to infuse your staff with positive energy is to decorate your office space in a festive way. It’s a simple and sensible solution to curing the holiday blues – if there are any going around. But what are the best ways to decorate your place of business?

Here are four tips:

1. Keep everyone in mind. Some people are put off by the “politically correct” method of saying “Happy Holidays” over “Merry Christmas”. It’s important, however, to remember that Christmas isn’t the only holiday being celebrated during this time of year. There are many Hanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions taking place as well. When decorating, be mindful of the various holidays taking place so that all members of your staff feel included.

That way, you can avoid problems. According to Linda Merrill on Care2.com, “the problems generally arise when there are differing opinions on what is appropriate and whose holiday is being celebrated. In most cases, we have adopted an ‘all in’ mentality – mixing Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions, depending on the makeup of the office staff. In the best circumstances, this fosters a nice camaraderie between co-workers.”

2. Include nature as part of the decor. Not all decorations need to be made up of plastic. Store-bought decorations are great, but you may want to infuse a little bit of “fresh air” into your holiday festivities. As AllBusiness.com reminds us that, this time of year, “wintertime plants such as fir, pine, and holly make for beautiful decorative accents. Mini potted pine trees or varieties of poinsettias can be placed on desks or in common areas.”

3. Keep it safe. Decorating can be fun and coming to work every day to an office that is vibrant with holiday colours can be very encouraging. But, it’s important to keep it safe. Be mindful of the type of decorations you’re putting up and where they are being placed. You don’t want to create hazards by having items that can potentially cause injuries by falling on your employees or causing them to trip.

“Many organizations publish rules about what kinds of holiday displays are acceptable and what are not for safety reasons,” says Merrill, “For instance – all decorations should be flame retardant, there should be no lit candles and lights should be rated for indoor use. Walkways and exits shouldn’t be impeded by displays of Christmas trees or Frosty the Snowman and in general, decorations should not impede the daily flow of business.”

4. Use edible decorations. There’s nothing sweeter than the treats that are commonly associated with the holiday season. Don’t skimp on them! “Fill the office with edible décor,” insists AllBusiness.com, “Bowls and baskets of sweet treats throughout the office are a workplace tradition during the holidays.” The site warns, however, that you don’t want to overdo it on the bad-for-your-health stuff. Include seasonal fruits in your decor to promote better health.

Be sure to check out tomorrow’s blog as we continue to offer office decoration tips!

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29 Jun

Summertime Promo Gifts Make For Great Impressions

Posted in Promotional Products on 29.06.15 by John Meloche

protour-logo-white-1024x1269With summer now officially in full swing, most people have the word “holidays” on their minds – and with good reason. School is out, making it the perfect time of year to take a vacation. Most Canadian business owners think with different mindsets, however. There really is no set-in-stone vacation time as work is never “out” the way that school is during the summer. Business owners are always working.

And that goes for the holidays, as well. Take, Canada Day, for example. This Wednesday, the entire nation will be enjoying a day off from work in order to celebration our country. And while many businesses will be closed for the day, it doesn’t necessarily mean that their owners will be taking the day off. Instead, many of them will be attending Canada Day events with their promotional products in tow.

It makes perfect sense to take advantage of statutory holidays by using them to promote your business. This is especially true for Canada Day as it’s the nation’s first official summer holiday. Outdoor events, celebrating the occasion, will be taking place all over the country. It should go without saying that attending any of these events in an effort to get the word out about your brand would be a good idea.

As we’ve often championed in the past, promo gifts make for the ideal ways to make great first impressions on would-be customers. Especially when those gifts can be utilized during the specific time of year when they are given out, they are amazingly beneficial. Given that it’s the summertime, it would be wise to consider giving out gifts that can be used in the coming months. Our Flying Saucer is a great example.

The summer is a time when hitting the beach or the park for a game of Frisbee is a common occurrence. Our awesome Flying Saucers are the perfect 9-inches in diameter plastic discs for such games. Complete with your company’s name and logo on them, these Flying Saucers are among the best summer-based promotional gifts you can give out. But, of course, we do have others that you can choose from.

Our Aluminum Water Bottles are always popular choices during the summer. Naturally, this time of year brings about much warmer weather. Staying hydrated is an important part of beating the heat. With water bottles bearing your company’s name and logo, you stand the chance of having your company’s good image spread more widely all summer long. But, of course, our catalogue includes a whole lot more!

The golf fans in your client base are in luck. Synergy Marketing proudly boasts a unique set of golf-based promotional gifts for you to choose from. The summertime, of course, makes for the ideal time of year to give out these gifts. The Protour™ Executive Golf Clip is one of the most popular gifts in this category. It includes a golf spike wrench, divot tool, ball marker and a cigar cutter. And that’s not all!

It also comes in a waterproof case with a clear lid and interior form-fit mold for protection and easy identification. The Protour™ Executive Golf Clip easily clips to belts and other loops with its auto-close carabiner. For more information about any of our summertime promo gifts, please don’t hesitate to call Synergy Marketing at 1-877-748-9884! It’s time to take advantage of the summertime holidays!

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