5 Reason Why It’s Smart to Do Business Locally

Small businesses are so important to the community. They build prosperity, diversity, and identity; they create jobs and generally provide a positive local impact that can be felt in just about every way possible. Think your town is unique? Why do you suppose that is? In most cases, it has a lot to do with…

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Ending the year right by giving back

At My Annapolis Office, we work with local charities who have a direct impact on our community. This year, we have chosen to work with The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots, an organization that believes that every child deserves a happy Christmas. Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been distributing new toys to…

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Maintaining a positive and professional appearance online

Whether your business is brand new or well-established, maintaining a positive and professional online image should always be a high priority. Sadly, you can be the hands-down best at what you do and still suffer from damage due to negative or erroneous information. Your best defense is to continue to deliver great service and prevent…

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5 reasons a coworking space is good for startups

It was 2005 when software developer Brad Neuberg envisioned coworking. For him, it was the ability to combine the freedom of working independently with the community of working with others. He launched what was to be the first ever coworking space inside a wellness center and invited anyone who was interested to join and encouraged…

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Generating sales leads in a limited market

Business growth is an ongoing process, and necessary to expand and grow your interests into the future. One of the challenges of doing business anywhere in the world is being able to maintain a steady stream of business leads, but when you’re in a limited market like Annapolis, the challenge is even greater. In order…

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Aim for success in pursuing government contracts

Small businesses can benefit greatly by pursuing government contracts. In fact, the Small Business Association states that federal law mandates a minimum of 23 percent of such jobs be awarded to small business. That said, many government agencies struggle to meet these directives, so it is clearly an opportunity that small businesses in Annapolis could…

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Tips to prepare your business for 2018

The end of the year is one of the most important (and busy) moments for a business leader. As the year quickly comes to an end, business owners and managers need to start thinking about the year ahead to make sure that when January rolls around they are already on the path to growth and…

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Business

If you run a small business or are the social media manager for your company, you know how quickly your time can get eaten up by tasks. Time is precious, and when there are high-value tasks to be completed and sales to be made, social media can slip away in importance. To be successful, your…

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Elements of a High-Performing Team

Success sets itself apart, but how do you define what it is that puts you over the top? Of all the things your company has to offer, your people might be your most valuable asset. Think about it: no matter what item, service or product your business is known for, every single one of those…

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