Why Culture Matters to Your Bottom Line

25 years ago, I had no idea what “culture” was.  I couldn’t even conceive of how culture could (and would) improve my bottom line.  If you are anything like me, in those early days, my #1 concern was how to make enough money to cover my expenses.  I took “any” project, I discounted prices to close […]

Our Favorite Tech for Successful Collaboration

Whether you hire remote assistance, work closely with strategic partners, or cater to clients around the globe, you need easily accessible modes of communication. And yes, there are many, many, many options out there. That’s why we’re sharing what’s worked best for us! Here are our favorite technologies for successful collaboration. The Five W’s of Collaboration: Who? […]

4 Steps to Integrating Sales and Marketing

By now, most sales and marketing professionals have come to terms with the fact that the traditional sales model of yesterday no longer applies. There’s been a shift from “push” marketing to “pull,” where consumers are actively investigating the purchases they’re considering online, long before they interact with a salesperson. Today, lead generation activities are […]

It’s Our 25th Anniversary!

25 years ago today, we opened our doors. Since then, we’ve seen firsthand the wealth of knowledge, talent, and opportunity the small business community has to offer and we count ourselves lucky that we can help share those gifts with the world. It has truly been our greatest pleasure to work with so many talented […]

Reflections on 25 Years of C3Workplace

2019 marks our 25th year in business and we’ve been celebrating all year long! Donna Miller started this business back in 1994 and has it has continued to grow and flourish ever since. Here’s a look back on where it all started and where Donna hopes C3Workplace will continue to grow to in the future. […]

When You Can’t Get Away

We are, and always have been, strong advocates for work-life balance. And that means taking vacations. However, we know the ebbs and flows that come with owning a business. And we understand that sometimes jet-setting across the globe for a relaxing getaway sometimes just isn’t possible in the moment. But that doesn’t mean you let […]

Top 10 Business Mistakes to Avoid

Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde Running your own business is a whirlwind of triumphs and setbacks, successes and mistakes. And that’s OK – for as you know, mistakes are the best ways to learn. But why put yourself through the wringer when you can learn from others? Here […]

Are you the right type of busy?

Do you ever mistake hyperactivity for productivity? Trick question – everybody does! But if you’re sacrificing true productivity for the day-to-day busy work, you are not fulfilling your role as the business owner. And we’re here to help. It isn’t easy delegating – you may feel guilty or uneasy – that’s why it’s a process, and one […]

Success = Staying a Student

If there’s one thing I have learned in my years as a business owner, it’s that I need to keep learning.  There are several things I know for sure and one of them is:  To stay successful, you must stay a student. Wouldn’t life be so mundane if we never learned anything new, never attended […]

Staying Productive in the Land of Distraction

In the land of beeps and buzzes, dings and blips, trending topics, comments, likes, and retweets, it’s no wonder that distraction is the number one enemy to your productivity. With twenty-five years of helping well over two thousand businesses start and grow, we’ve fought our fair share of distraction. Fresh from the trenches, here are […]

How to Work from the Beach in February

This blog is also known as my 6th Annual “Don’t Hate me, I’m working from the Beach in February” blog. I am completely unapologetic about it. I’ve engineered this life. There was no magic bullet. There was no short cut. I set out, somewhat unintentionally, to build an organization that runs without me. Truth — […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

You remember those scenes in the movies, right? The one where the main character is walking along a particularly rickety bridge or jagged mountainside, and someone says to them, “Whatever you do, don’t look down.” And you know what happens next. They look. They always look. Then, they freeze in fear. Cliché as it may […]

5 Ways to Do LESS and Get MORE Done

There is no better time for a fresh start than a new year. So before you start doing things the way you’ve always done them, a great question to ask yourself is:  are you truly being productive? Sounds backwards, doesn’t it?  Do less, get more done. It is quite powerful – IF you do it […]

How to Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back to look forward and set goals.  I want to remind you to work ON your business and not just IN it.  You’ll need to manage all that while you enjoy the holidays — all those parties, the shopping, spending time with family AND […]

A moment to say “Thanks”

Maybe it’s just the human condition – always striving for more. For something better, faster, different. And yes, that mindset has its advantages, helping us push forward and achieve greater. But, from time to time, we need to stop: to stop and appreciate what we have, to stop and recognize what we’ve achieved, to stop […]