The Power of Teamwork

We all know that good managers and business leaders look for collaboration experience in new hires. Even in highly competitive sales environments, teamwork can help companies meet their performance goals. I have compiled several ways that teamwork can uplift both the company and its employees:

Fills in Skillset Gaps

You need to have employees that are adept at teamwork on your side as they will play to each other’s strengths in project management for the benefit of the company. Say that you’re the creative of the group, and one of your other teammates is more statistics oriented. If your teammate was to tackle a project towards creating an ad for the company, they would likely come to you for your expertise in writing copy while they run analytics on best possible keywords to attract your customers. With that power team, it’s no wonder you’ll be able to complete your appealing ad on time!

Allows for New Ideas

Modern workplaces are increasingly recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion on their projects. By fostering diversity and inclusion in your teamwork, you are naturally inviting new perspectives into the conversation and inspiring innovations. Teamwork also allows higher quality ideas as they are often vetted in group discussions.

Solves Problems Faster

When everyone works together, it is no wonder that the team is productive and completes tasks more efficiently. Even if the team is at a crossroads, a quick brainstorming session together can assist in the process of finding a viable solution.

Encourages Communication

We all know that this skill is an important facet of teamwork. However, did you know that teamwork also involves communication for conflict resolution? If you don’t agree on a concept that a coworker has put forth as a solution or believe strongly that a project should be completed a certain way, you will require compromise to continue to exceed your supervisor’s expectations for the project. Teamwork lays the foundation for strong communication as team members must resolve their arguments internally rather than notifying a supervisor.

Elevates Team Members

Teamwork is a natural morale-booster. Each team member is made to feel valued and heard for their input to the project. The employees’ morale will also translate into how they view their company as well as whether they exhibit company loyalty.

Are we missing any key points? Let us know how teamwork has impacted your company for the better.

3 Ways To Update Your Website

If you’ve had your business for more than five years than it’s probably time to give your website a new look. A fresh look can make your site look brand new. How do you do this though? How do you give your site a whole new look without changing what your business model? Down below are five surprising ways that you can use to give your website a facelift. If it’s something that you are planning on doing in the near future, then keep reading, because in this post we will cover that and much more.

Resign The Pages On Your Site: Redesigning your website can give your website a new look without doing that much work to it. Changing the colors and the layout just a little bit can make a huge a difference and give your site the fresh look you’re looking for!

Update Your Logo: If you have had your business for a while, then you should consider updating your logo. You can update your logo without changing it that much, which means it will still look like your logo and be easily recognizable. You can hire a designer to create some simple logo mock-ups for you to see if you like them. It can be easy and quick!

Update Your Copy: Updating your content can be a good way of giving your website a new look. Write some new, engaging posts, and try to including some trending topic or news. Perhaps give it a newish layout. When you update your content it gives you the chance to add anything new in there that you maybe wanted to but never got around to.

These are three easy ways that you can update your website and make it look fresh and new without doing too much to it. By changing small things on your website you can make your site look almost new. Which is something that every business should be thinking about.

Not changing your site occasionally may make visitors believe that you are not updating the content regularly. It never hurts to give new things a try, and when it comes to web design and content, improving and changing things up is always a plus.

Why Your Business Needs Graphic Design

Happy Friday! I know that lately we have been talking about a number of different subjects and I was thinking that maybe today, as we head into the weekend, we should talk about why your business needs graphic design. I thought this might be a good subject to talk about because I have talked about graphic design at great length, and have never really talked about WHY your business needs it.

Let’s get started!

Graphic design, website development, and good copywriting are just a few of the known things that your business needs to look professional, and be successful. There are so many reasons to have a good outlet to get your graphic design work done when you own a business. If you are unsure whether your business needs graphic design or not, read below three reasons why your business NEEDS graphic design, and it’s not an option.

One: First off, if you want your business to look like the company you know it is, professional, efficient, and productive, then you need graphic design and you need good graphic design work done. Whether you need a logo design or a banner. Remember, your website is going to be the first thing people see when they go to your site.

Two: When you use graphic design for your businesses, you succeed in making your website look like you want it to look. You can have a website that looks like no other one, because you simply had it designed your way, and in the style that fits you and your company. The graphics that design your site are a statement of you and your brand, and make it unique to you, and only you.

Three: I will leave you with this last one. When you use graphic design, no matter what it is for (a logo design, a banner ad, or a flyer) it will look like yours and no one else’s. Because the design was especially tailored for you and your business, created it to fit your style of site, and your brand.

You want everything about your business to be unique to YOU. And that is what a good design company does. They create designs that are one-of-a-kind. I firmly believe that every business should have graphic design help to make their business unique to them.

What To Look For In a Graphic Design Company

“How do I know if I’m going with the right graphic design company?”

That is a question that every business person asks themselves at least once in their life. If that is what YOU are asking yourself, then you are going want to read this post.

Here are a few things to look for when you are wondering what graphic  design company you want to go with: 

Turnaround time: It is always wise to look around and read reviews before choosing any graphic design company. It’s true that most places give you a free 7-day trial or 7-day money back guarantee, however, it is still good to look around first. When you are looking at the reviews, look for a good turn around time. Some could have a week turn around or a 3-day turnaround or maybe even a 24-hour turnaround.

Quality:  The quality of the design is very important. That just goes without saying. If the quality is no good then the design is pretty much no good. So make sure to look at what people are saying about the quality in the reviews.

Can they do more?: Yes if you are looking for someone to do a design for you then you’re probably not thinking about them doing anything else. But what if you could get unlimited graphic design and other features for one set price? Wouldn’t that be great? For example, here at Flocksy, we offer unlimited graphic design, web development, and copywriting for one set price a month. So it’s always good to look around for that before deciding on one.

These are three of the things to look for when trying to find a graphic design company. Taking the time to look around and check out all your options before trying one can really pay off in the end. I would strongly advise you to do so because it can never hurt.

Do you really NEED help with your website?

It’s kinda a given that big, multi-million dollar companies need to have in-house help to give around-the-clock 24/7 design work. But what about your company? Do you really need to have someone on-call to help with that new logo, ad, or brochure you have lined up?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Of course, you can always try to do it yourself, or try to contact some designer online and pay them to work on it. But considering the time you have to take to work on the project, the effort to communicate your needs to the designer, etc, in the end, is it really worth it?
 Probably not.

That’s why having a company on-call to work with you and help with all your design needs is a necessary, not a luxury.

No matter what size your business is, the key to any successful company is your presentation. Bottom line. If you expect to sell, you gotta make it look not just good, it’s got to look best.

Companies like Flocksy, that offer unlimited design work for a set fee every month are growing by leaps and bounds. It’s starting to be realized the invaluable time that you can save (and invest in other areas of your business) by simply having someone else oversee your design work.

 

So, is it necessary? Yeah, we think so. And you should too.

I hope this has been of some help to you and you’re business. If you have any questions on the subject, please feel free to ask. I will answer them if I can.